Saturday, March 28, 2015

Glitter Tree

I haven't been keeping up with my plan to make a few Christmas cards every month so today I made one to add to the box!

 I used Tim Holtz Tree Blueprint Framelits - a set that comes with stamps and dies.  I purchased it on sale at the end of last year - and today is the first time I pulled it out to use it!
 I brushed Glitter Glaze from MFT over the whole tree to add a little sparkle to this otherwise fairly dark card.  I sponged a white panel with Ranger Distress Iced Spruce Ink as a background for my tree.  The sentiment strip is layered over the tree with pop dots.
I'm linking my card to a couple of challenges today:

Merry Monday #151 -  Use a tree
Darnell's NBUS challenge (my 2nd entry!)
It has actually been snowing here ALL day today (AGAIN!)   it's not accumulating where we live but they say some ares could get 2-3" -   this winter just will NOT let go of us!!

Stamps:  Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tree Blueprint Framelits
Paper:  White - PTI, Coredinations/Tim Holtz
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Iced Spruce
Accessories:  Glitter Glaze - MFT, foam dots.

13 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool card!!

~amy~ said...

This is fabulous!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love the rustic look and touch of sparkle - such a lovely design! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

I love the shimmer of your pretty tree, Julia! I hope this is the last snow of the season!

Deepti said...

I love this color combo and shimmer is a perfect touch :)

Loll said...

So pretty, Julia!! Love this tree and matching die ... and the sparkle really makes it shine. xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love the sparkle on your tree Julia, very pretty!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful Julia! I love the subtle shimmer you achieved with that glitter glaze! What a wonderful holiday card! hugs :)

Annette Allen said...

awesome card.. love how you added the glitter

Redanne said...

Such a pretty card Julia, I love the shimmer on the beautiful tree! Hugs, Anne xx

Pawsitively Creative said...

I am sorry to hear about the snow, that would not be good at all! I do love your card though! What a great idea to create Christmas cards throughout the year! Totally doing this! TFS! ~Niki

Karren said...

Gorgeous card! I love the sketchy look to the tree! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's rude that it's still snowing there! So many places have finally seen the sun and, in fact, gone straight to hot temps! I hope spring sprungs for you soon!!

You have done Sir Timmy proud with your fun Christmas tree, Julia! The sparkle is perfect!! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell