Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Sparkle and Shine

Hello, and welcome to my stop on the Simon Says Stamp Winter Twinkle Blog Hop. If you have not hopped from the start, head to the Simon blog HERE. :)
If you have just hopped from the lovely blog of my talented friend Kathy Racoosin, then welcome!! 
Today we are hopping along to celebrate the December Card Kit. It's such a fun kit, with an embossing theme. So, I've got a simple shaker card to share that features some embossing on the gorgeous silver card that comes in the kit.
Sparkle and shine by Lucy Abrams
I admit, I was a little skeptical about embossing on this surface (I am NOT an embossing expert…) thinking the ink might slip and slide on this shiny card… but how wrong I was. It stuck beautifully, and left a super crisp impression. 
Sparkle and Shine 2 by Lucy Abrams
As I mentioned, I do not consider myself to be an embossing expert… in fact, I am pretty lazy when it comes to embossing.
I remember the wonder of embossing for the first time… it was like magic. My sister (who lives in Canada) bought me a heat gun and together we tried it out. We were both pretty excited by the results, and she isn't even into paper crafting. :)
Today, I tend to use embossing most when working with watercolours - it's a great way to keep the paint in place and create lovely pools of paint (see this card HERE with a photo tutorial, THIS card which also has a tutorial, or this card HERE). I love that this kit gave me a kick up the butt to get my heat gun out to emboss a sentiment. I love the look and will certainly be trying it out again soon. :)

---------------Giveaway------------
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a grab bag on every stop of the hop. The grab bag will be filled with lots of fun products to try. Leave a comment here (and on every stop) by 6.00pm EST on Saturday November 29th.

Right - time to hop on. Your next stop is my sweet friend:
Sarah Moerman
Bye for now.
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DebbyH said...

Lovely card, Lucy!

Marilyn said...

Very unique shaker card, love it!

Lenora Clark said...

Wow... love shaker cards and this one is just amazing!

Ruby N said...

wow, I should try a similar layout. Beautiful card!!

momo-hime said...

i love the color of the cardstock ! so pretty

christine B said...

This las a beautiful shaker card!!

the primitive country bug said...

Love your fabulous shaker card! What a great design and these blues are awesome!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how you used the ornament dies to make the cut outs & make this a wonderful shaker style card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kit said...

Lovely card Lucy.

Sheila H said...

So pretty - I love the shapes.

clschaan said...

Beautiful!

Kimberly Russell said...

Love the ornament cut-outs!

Viktoriya said...

very beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Little Miss Cutie said...

i love the stiching border,wish i had a bogshot n dies....n love the ornaments too

Dima said...

Super cool kit, and awesome card, as well! Thanks for a chance at this giveaway! I have a question, the other day I was embossing using Ranger's white embossing powder on Bazzill cardstock, and when I was done a part of the embossing powder disappeared, and only the colour left by the Versamark was left! Would that be because I over heated it?

Lori B said...

Love the silver embossed ornament. So classy looking in front of the fun shakers!

vinita jain said...

Lovely use of Ornaments die cut with gorgeous sequins and highlighting the sentiment beautifully!

Bridget Downey said...

Love the card! So pretty!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

OOOO Those big sequins are great!

diana said...

Lovely card! And a great blog hop! Thanks for the inspiration. ;-)

Beau DeLeon said...

Love the shaker card! I love it when people use different shapes for shaker cards since it gives a different feel for it. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Love the shaker card!!

Tasha Freeman said...

I love the shaker ornaments! Cool idea.

sueincanada said...

What a fun shaker glittery card.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the trio of ornaments,embossing, and shaker element.

Brenda in IN said...

Cute idea to make ornaments as a shaker. So pretty and shiny.

Brenda Gordon said...

Love the card and the kit! Cannot wait for it to arrive.

Dee Tollaksen said...

Lovely shaker card!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous shaker card!

Jackie Parkins said...

That's a beautiful shaker card!

BunnyD said...

Love a shaker card! Great idea to make a cluster of ornaments.

Scrapthat said...

Lovely card Lucy!! I love the addition of the negative die cuts! TFS
Dolly

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Two of my fav techniques-embossing and shaker.
Awesome
Laurie B

Tami B. said...

Very pretty. Heat embossing just takes things to the next level for me.

Debbie Lou said...

Your card is utterly fantastic! I love the combination of Christmas balls with a shaker card :)

terrie said...

What a wonderful shaker card...
it turned out really nice.
Well done

Missus Wookie said...

I like the dual window shaker card. I hear you on the needing a reminder about how fun heat embossing is - I moved in July and haven't embossed yet. Will do so once I get my kit tho'!

*Vicki* said...

Love that you've made these ornament shaped with the embossing!! Great take on the kit! :)

SweetyK said...

Your card is beautiful! I don't have this kit but I truly wish I did after seeing all these lovely cards in this blog hop.

CONNIE BROOKS said...

What a lovely card. Im also liking those ornament dies, I must purchase them soon. I like how you used them as shakers.

wozadoodle said...

love the use of negative space on the card!!!

Anja Curvers said...

Such a great shakercard Lucy I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful shaker card Lucy!

Efrat said...

Beautiful! I love embossing!

sharon williams said...

Your card is beautiful!

chera said...

beautiful card!!!! Can't wait to get my hands on this kit

Eileen Lucas said...

Love your ornament shaker card, very pretty indeed.

Cheryl S. said...

What a unique shaker card- very creative!

Thordis said...

I love shaker cards, and yours is so pretty :)

Teresa Kannenberg said...

Shaker n heat embossing all in one card, don't get no better than that!

Eva said...

I love your shaker card and also embossing. I use this technique a lot and you are right - it is like magic :-)

Yvonne Morentin said...

oh how fun, very cool

George, Joanne, Kayla & Kelsey Hsing said...

Love the card!

Juan Martinez said...

What a great shaker card. Love the card makes me want to go through my supplies and see what I could come up with.

katpooh said...

Beautiful - I love the double shaker!

Pam said...

What a fabulous card! I love that silver paper and the double shaker cut-out rocks.

snowshoemom said...

beautiful card ..... just love shakers

Joanna Harty said...

This is beautiful!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Lucy. Love the die-cut windows in the background with the sequins.

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful CAS shaker!

Beth H. said...

Beautiful card! I love those ornament dies. They are definitely on my wish list!

Nancy Fletcher said...

Cute card!

worrywort said...

I love all of your cards and this is another winner.

Theola Li said...

Beautiful shaker card!! Great way to spice up ornaments!

Natasa Kazmer said...

So elegant. Love the card. And your previous Christmas cards :)

Katy said...

LOVING the sequins inside. What a great card! Thank you for sharing!

conil said...

Your card is truly lovely... notwithstanding the kick up the butt. Glad to hear you can emboss on that cardstock.

Yolanda Garrido said...

Your card is so sweet!!

Sheila_G said...

Beautiful card.

OneCraftin'Mommy said...

I love how versatile this stamp set is!

Renee M said...

Gorgeous card! I like that you embossed the top of the ornament too. Thanks for sharing :)

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic shaker card! Love the unique shape!

Marty said...

I really like your use of the ornament die cut.

Betty Keefe said...

love this kit and the cards you and everyone else have created!!

Megan said...

Very nice layout

Barb said...

One of my fave cards from the hop, Lucy! This is stunning!

4Ucards said...

Love the shaker card. I also love to use heat embossing when using watercolors.

Carol Perry said...

What a beautiful shaker card Lucy. Love how you turned the sentiment into a ornament too. One of my favorites.

Jannette Davis said...

Love the shaker card. I can't wait to get my kit!

snappy scrappy said...

So beautiful!!!

Carol Doggett said...

I have a love/hate relationship with shaker cards! I wish my cards turned out as beautiful as yours does! TFS!

Michele Clay said...

Sweet shaker card, Lucy! You've made the SSS December Card Kit so enticing!

CraftyPaws said...

Gorgeous card with a CAS look but so much going on. I love it! Thanks also for the links to your other embossing cards. Just beautiful and so inspiring! tfs hugs, Kristina

Candice Lin said...

I got out of embossing for past couple of years, but lately with all the ideas and designs I have started using my embossing powders again and have been reminded how much I love it. This card kit is truly one of my favorites. Love your die cutting with the ornament die for the background.

Fay Salkus said...

Hi I am from Canada and to buy supplies to craft with xan be expensive but Simon Says Stamp has the best shipping. I love the use of the embossing with the silver paper.

Tamara D said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work!

m.tabori said...

Love the card. I got the ornament dies, so can't wait to get my kit and play with this.

quirks59m said...

Cute idea to use the cut-outs for shaker card.

Melissa F said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this elegant shaker card!!!

Mildred Mildew said...

I love how the Dec Card Kit works so well with the Holiday Ornaments die set. Beautiful!

Joan Smith said...

OMG Your card is gorgeous!!! OMG what an outstanding creative job...WOW...girl you sure did super clever and creative....WOW....I just love what you did!! YOU so ROCK!!

Marie said...

Beautiful card! Can't wait to get my kit!

Dafne Guasch said...

Lovely card, great source of inspiration. Thanks for sharing with us!

Maggie said...

Beautiful!

Liz Lumsden said...

I love your take on the shaker card! I love sparkly things and all the shaker cards with sequins are the bomb!

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card Lucy.

Teresa'sHandCrafted Items said...

Awesome shaker card. TFS

Dotty Jo x said...

I think this has to be one of my favourite kits... and I LOVE how you've used it! Jo x

Kelli W said...

super super cute shaker idea with this kit!!

Janie said...

Beautiful card.

Louise said...

fabulous Christmas cards Lucy x

Deb Elliott said...

You card came our beautiful!

Beth L. said...

Beautiful card! I love how you added the shaker section and the embossing.

Siobhann Bakke said...

stunning silver and soft pool - so pretty!! Thank you.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your shaker card.

Karen said...

This is one of the most creative shaker cards I've seen---love it!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the shaker element to it too.

Purvi said...

Lovely card!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous shaker card, Lucy! Thanks so much for being part of the hop!

Gunsan said...

I'm actually all done with my Christmas cards but after seeing your wonderful creation I just might have to find one more friend or distant relative to put on my mailing list.

Angie Anny said...

Oh my goodness!!!! What a stunning card. I love the ornaments used as the shaker!!!! So clever!!!

Sharon said...

This is so very pretty! I really like how you created the sequin shaker ornaments.thanks for the video.

theCook said...

Love shaker cards!

Andreea DiyCraftyScraps said...

Simply adorable! I love how you used the embossing powders and what a great kit for Holidays! Thank you for sharing your lovely project!

J L said...

Wow, I love that balloon card you linked to. It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Eloquence said...

Love the sequins!

eloquent [at] live.com

Lee-Anne said...

Gorgeous and unique shaker card! So awesome...thank you Lucy!

Kelly Horrocks said...

Love a good shaker card - well done.

joy said...

gorgeous shaker card, Lucy! Love it!

Bev Hill said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful shaker card.

Anonymous said...

I love this card! I love to see what you are making.

Glenda Demorest
glendademorest@hotmail.com

nancy said...

Wonderful card! You rocked this kit!

Robyn said...

Beautiful1!!

Jan Gonzales said...

Your card is wonderful! Thanks for sharing. It was a good reminder to go ahead and try - even when apprehensive about certain papers and techniques.

{VICKI} said...

great card
great kit

Victoria H. said...

What a fabulous card and Kit!!

Ann Kulseth said...

Such a pretty shaker card - love that the ornaments both have sequins!

Debra said...

Love how you use the products. Beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration.

BMG said...

What a Great Shaker Card, I love the idea of using out of the ordinary shapes. Thanks for the eyecandy!

Tracey T said...

Love the sequin filled shaker element and the embossing looks fab. Tracey x

Lynne said...

WOW!Love your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful and very creative shaker card!

N Patricia Castillo said...

What a great shaker card! Love how you creatively used the kit!

Natalie Erickson said...

What a beautiful shaker card. I really love the two shakers together. Thanks so much for showing it.

Karen Howard said...

Loved using the negative space as a shaker card. Excellent.

Veronica said...

Adorable card! I will try to make a card like this, don't have any of these supplies but I do have some embossing powder and ornament dies. Thank you.

Tonya said...

First time have been to your site! I love the card. See you the next time I drop by!

Patty said...

OH this is a gorgeous card!! I love how you die cut two ornaments out of the base for your sequins to shake in & then put a third on top with the sentiment...awesome!

Torrie said...

I love that you made a subtle shaker card, it is so beautiful.

Jamie said...

Such a cute card!

Heather Maria said...

Fabulous card, Lucy! Love your gorgeous design and the pretty colour combination!

Katie Kinde said...

Lovely card, I love the shaker card!

Parker said...

What an interesting and novel look for a shaker card using the card kit. It's also good to know that Simon Says has its own embossing powders.

Dawn said...

Very pretty card!

vickigi said...

Embossing is just so cool, isn't it. You did a lovely job on your card.

mtscrapgal said...

Terrific shaker card, Lucy. Tks.

Doudou said...

Great idea☺beautiful card

Brithzi said...

Another beautiful shaker card. Loving the shaker technique more and more and the colors in this kit are wonderful.

Casey-Diane said...

Very creative with the ornaments. So cute.

Stacey said...

Creative card idea! I really like it!

Joyce N. said...

I love love love this card. Definitely my favorite. It's so clean and super elegant

Mary Borg said...

Love your shaker card and the way pink and gold go so pretty together

Irene Grau said...

Cute shaker card! I'm going to have to pull out my ornament dies and try this.

Barbara Adams said...

Love the different shaped shaker card!

Linda T said...

I just adore you're beautiful shaker card. Great video and great ideas. Love you're design. Thank you so much for sharing you're ideas with us. Just love the colors in the new SSS card kit.

barbara macaskill said...

I love shaker cards and this one is absolute perfection! I just love it!! This kit is filled with so many luscious things! So wishing I could get it but if wishes were dollars I would be rich! LOL
Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with me!! It is awesome!

Amante del Papel said...

fantastic and beautiful card!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful shaker card!!

Lorell said...

You should emboss more...the card here looks beautiful. I love the shaker image behind your embossing as well...:)

Tammy Mohr said...

I love your shaker card. The ornament shaped windows are so cute. Very unique.

Susanne W said...

Love shaker cards and yours are stunning!

Anouk said...

nice to use the ornament dies for the shakercard

MyLittleBlueDog said...

So simple yet effective.

Amy C. said...

This is such a pretty and festive shaker card! Great new kit!

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous!

Helen Kalb said...

You sparkle and shine Lucy!

Jan and Dawn said...

I love the shaker card with the ornament! Very creative! Cant wait to try a version!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

Shaker Christmas cards are my favorite! I love it!

karen said...

Lucy~ WOW...what a beautiful card with shaker window ornaments! And your embossing turned out great : ) Thanks for the reminder that our die's negative space can be used for other techniques and for the chance to win such a fab prize!

Smita Satish said...

Great use of kit, love the simplicity

Lucinde said...

Love that you used the ornaments to make the shaker element :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a great card! So pretty!

Barbara said...

Lovely card...simple and elegant with the extra sparkle from the shaker element. Great idea.

CathyL said...

Lovely card, Lucy!

Dee dee said...

Very pretty card.

S♥nia said...

so beautiful!!

Rufred said...

Cute shaker card!!

Patt H. said...

Stunning card! love the design, the colors & everything about it.

karennarelle said...

love the sequins inside the ornaments. Great idea

Vikki Hein said...

sweet card with that ornament die cut~

stamper101 said...

cute shaker and embossing card - awesome!

maureen said...

neat card...... thank you

jeanine said...

Love this shaker card! The embossing brings it to another level!

Porcupine said...

Love how you used the ornaments for a shaker card. Embossing is definitely magical!

Rhandi DeMars said...

What a different style of shaker card. It's great. thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Jo Ann D. said...

Fun card! Love the ornaments.

Kathy M said...

Love your color combo

Julie S. said...

Wow, love the ornament shaker card, great idea.

adele holcomb said...

Fun use of the ornament dies!

Carolyn Steele said...

The ornament shaker is such a clever and cute thing to do. Thanks for the great idea!

Ana C said...

Your shaker card is different than what I usually see out there and I LOVE IT!
Thank you for sharing this design :)

Christine R. said...

This is such a great card using the kit and the ornament dies. Great shaker card!

sotama14 said...

Great layout !! love the idea of this shaker card

Jean M said...

very pretty!

Laceysocks said...

I love the color of the platinum embossing powder. I think that will be on my next SSS purchase.

Dottie J said...

Love the positive/negative ornaments made into a shaker card. Brilliant!

Janet said...

Lovely card, this kit has great colors in it! Thanks for sharing.

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lucy,

Gorgeous card, thanks for the chance to win!

Cariños
María Alba

Kathy W said...

Beautiful, elegant card.

Tammy J said...

Love the shaker card. The ornaments cut in it make it great. I like the ornament you used on the front too.

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