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.
Supplies


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TangledBlueRose said...

So gorgeous! LOVE your card!~kim

LibLady said...

Gorgeous card.

Jamie said...

I love your shaker card! That silver paper looks so elegant! This kit looks awesome. The stamp set is so fun, and those embossing powders look amazing! Thank you for the chance to win it:)

Kathy S said...

Lovely card

Becky S. said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely card!

Trish said...

I love heat embossing and I am obsessed with shaker cards, so your card thrills me! This card kit is fabulous!

Unknown said...

Great shaker card! Fab idea!

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful card, Lucy. I do love a shaker card!

Unknown said...

That shaker card is fantastic, Lucy! LOVE it!!!!

Anne Harada said...

I love the color palette of this card kit! You lovely card is a Great sample showcasing the products and embossing possibilities!

Betty Meyskens said...

Awesome card - I love it because it is using a different color and with the embossing in grey/silver - it is perfect. Shaker cards seem to be the rage right now and yours is perfect!!!

Memories by Manda said...

Lovely card - I love the shaker with the sequins.

maryps said...

Lucy, your card is gorgeous. I love the color combination and all the sparkle and shine. Thank you for sharing. And thank you to SSS for sponsoring the blog hop and for the chance to win a grab bag filled with awesome SSS products. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Sandy said...

Love this festive card. Don't think I've seen a shaker with two windows before.

jandbspiegel said...

very different shaker cards - thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

I love your shaker card. The idea to use the cut out of the ornaments was super.

Preacherwife said...

The embossing looks so good.

Diane said...

Your shaker card is gorgeous. Love the color combination in this card kit. Thanks for sharing.

Cassandra said...

Very lovely! I adore all the colours in this card kit. They just work so well together!

Tona said...

Wonderful card. I really like the addition to the ornament with the shaker part.

Kristina B. said...

Lucy, You never cease to amaze me with your creations!

pcm said...

you are rocking the shaker card!

Judy said...

Very pretty card Lucy. I like your choice of die cuts to make your shaker card, cute. Thanks for sharing.

Flo said...

You card is pretty. Love the ornaments.

Cindi said...

very pretty!

Nan0807 said...

I love your card! I have loved all of them. Embossing is my favorite thing to do.

jc said...

Lucy I love every single card you do!

Barb said...

A very elegant shaker card, Lucy!

staceylovespaper said...

Lovely card, I really like the idea of making a shaker out of the ornaments.

Tricia Coffin said...

What a neat card. It is so smooth and soft looking.

SingYi said...

nice kit and ideas of card are great too.

Karenladd said...

Those sequins make this shaker card even more fun!

Michelle Simone said...

Awesome card. Love the use of multiple ornament shapes.

Susi said...

Lovely shaker card!

Linnea S said...

Luv this card!

Linnea S said...

Luv this card!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Immi said...

This is really a lovely card!

Vicki said...

Love the card stocks and supplies in this kit. That sentiment can be used for all sorts of occasions. A really pretty card. Sparkly and fun!

Dixie Cochran said...

That's a clever card design. Your embossing turned out great!

Megan said...

Love how you used the negative space for the ornaments

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! I love to heat emboss and use it on almost every card! You should do it more often also, yours is awesome!

Unknown said...

Awesome job on the embossing!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Great shaker card and card kit!! Can't wait to get mine so I can play too:)

Mojamm said...

Love shaker cards but haven't been brave enough to try one on my own, yet! Maybe this card will be just the inspirational nudge I need!! TFS!

Unknown said...

I love the ornaments on ornaments idea of this card and agree that embossing just makes a card POP. Thanks for the ideas.

Lucy Schmidt said...

Heat embossing and shaker cards and Christmas are favorites, so I really enjoyed the card. So sparkly and dimensional.

Priscilla Joseph said...

I love how you made a shaker card with an ornament die. So unique!

Donna said...

What a fun card! And I love the ornament shapes. I think embossing is like magic too. I never get tired of seeing the powder turn. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Thanksgiving!

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Fun fun fun card!

Katie said...

Love your card!

NPurdum56 said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love the shaker card!

Unknown said...

What a pretty shaker card! Very elegant~ Love it.

Unknown said...

What a pretty shaker card! Very elegant~ Love it.

Unknown said...

What an adorable card! Thank you

Ruth G said...

Really wonderful! I love the layering of the ornament shapes and how you created the shaker in the background ornaments! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Tasha said...

Very creative ! Thanks for sharing.

Beejay said...

WHAT??? A double shaker card?? So cute! So much inspiration!

Life Full of Sunflowers said...

I love this card - the way you did the ornaments here is GREAT

Karen said...

Such a pretty, sparkly card!

Ruth said...

Unique card. Colors are lovely!

SUPRFOXdesigns said...

What a great card!! Thanks for sharing

Marsha said...

Beautiful shaker card!!

Unknown said...

I never thought of using the ornament dies as windows for shaker cards- it's a "grown- up" version!

Maureen Chandler said...

What a wonderful shaker card - thanks so much for sharing!

Sue D said...

Fabulous with the die cut ornament shakers.

cindym4378 said...

love shaker cards

The Hardy Stamper said...

What a brilliant shaker card!

Rachael said...

Beautiful!

Kris in Alaska said...

I love to heat emboss!!

Unknown said...

I am really lovin shaker cards I can look for hours at all the beautiful cards :)

Unknown said...

Love your shaker card made with this kit.

Unknown said...

Never thought about using an ornament for a shaker card. What a grand idea.. Thank you so much for sharing a fantastic idea.

Nina's Southern Accents said...

Love the shaker card!

Unknown said...

Such an original shaker card! I love how you did the ornament cut-outs. Thank you for sharing...you've given me some great ideas!!

Tracy said...

I like to see how people incorporate negative die shapes into their cards. This is fun with the extra ornament in the front. You may not emboss a lot but you did a lovely job here. :-)

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! WOWOWOWOW!! This is just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS THANKSGIVING WEEK!! =)

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Very creative

Unknown said...

Great shaker card love it !!!

Kari-Lyn said...

Very creative!

hippymom83 said...

Super cute! I love the double shaker windows!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Very creative card! So much talent!

Miriam said...

Love the card! Shaker cards are A must this year.

Cynthia Koop said...

Your embossing came out beautifully! Tanks for the great shaker card.

Unknown said...

I love the ornament die cuts for your shaker card.

Just Plain Crafty by Steph said...

Wow such a beautiful shaker card! Love how the windows are shaped like ornaments! Great idea!! TFS!

Deborah345 said...

Beautiful shaker card.

Natasha said...

This card is GORG!!

Audrey H. said...

Beautiful shaker card. Love the colors in this card kit.

Kari V. said...

So pretty! I love the die cut ornaments!

Lucy E. said...

Your card is lovely!
I love embossing! It's such an elegant touch, without too much work.

cghundley said...

Beautiful card
and great job
with the embossing!
Carla from Utah

Karens Cute Creations said...

I love that shaker card Lucy - I love how the sequins fit so nicely with the popped ornament - looks simple and so elegant. Thanks for sharing such great talent!

Ohana in Bend said...

shaker cards are so popular now, and your's is beautiful.

Unknown said...

Love your cute shaker card, I've never made a shaker card so would like to try this one.

Unknown said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Gabi MeWi said...

Such an adorable card - love this and the new kit too.

Gunilla/Nilla said...

I love shaker cards and the one you´ve created is so elegant!

Unknown said...

Lucy, love the shaker cards and yours is so unique! Very cheery and fun!

C said...

so much fun :D

Nenya said...

sequins, lovely

OracleGaia said...

What a fun card. I've never tried a shaker card, but I think I should. Tfs!

Martina N said...

Love the card! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

Charity Chamberlain said...

You totally rocked this card! Love the ornament shakers!

Daphne Baker said...

Great card, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

lovely card

Unknown said...

What a lovely card!

Crystal said...

No one would ever know you aren't an embossing expert if you wouldn't tell! Beautiful card share today.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Ornaments and sequins, love it!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card!

Leah said...

Very creative!

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. I love that beautiful platinum embossing powder

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful, love the heat embossing and your style. TFS.

Karen Louder said...

lovely card

Christina Prahl said...

Great Card, love the colors.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I've been making shaker cards for the first time this year! Gorgeous!

Theresa said...

Fabulous shaker card!

MooLa679 said...

What a fun card, love the double window!

Marisol Benitez said...

Such a cool card!

Sue said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Iva said...

Wow!!! Your card is stunning!

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely shaker card, very elegant!

Charlotte C said...

Oooh, love the different shapes for the shaker. TFS.

Joanne M said...

Great card. Thanks for the tips.

Unknown said...

love this wonderful card.

Nicole Parmentier said...

Such a fun blog hop! All cards are amazing! I love your shaker-ornaments, great idea!!

Yogismom said...

Really like the sequin-filled ornaments! Lovely card!

Beverly Sager said...

Beautiful card. Love the cut-outs for the shaker window.

I Card Everyone said...

Lucy I have those dies and am running, not walking to my craft-room! Love your card!!!
=] Michele

Karen said...

I am here for the blog hop/ A really beautiful card love the embossing on the card and the colours are stunning! It has been fun to remember all of our first experiences with heat embossing Karen x

DebiKT said...

Thank you, Lucy... I enjoy your spin on the shaker card! I've just started experiencing with embossing too... you give me hope. :-)

Unknown said...

Love your shaker card!

Marj said...

Beautiful! Love your card! Thanks for sharing.

DoofyJEss2 said...

You did a wonderful job embossing the sentiment and the ornament topper! Love that you created a shaker card out of the ornament dies! Beautiful card!

LesLee said...

So elegant.. Love that cool color.

Unknown said...

Great card idea and the kit is wonderful.

Ellen said...

thanks for the terrific idea!

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, that is one beautiful card! Love your shaker creation!

Linda

Emerald Tidwell said...

I love your card! Thanks for sharing it for this hop.


Emerald Tidwell

Unknown said...

beautiful card! loving the shaker ornaments

Yuki said...

Such a lovely CAS shaker card!

Lee D said...

That is a unique shaker card. Love it

Doris said...

Beautiful!

Doris said...

Beautiful!

Natalie said...

Cannot wait to try a shaker card, thanks for the inspiration. Your card is beautiful!

choman9912@aol.com said...

I love that you used the ornament die to create the shaker card. Wonderful card!

Marcee Rodgers said...

Gorgeous card!

forpahl5 said...

It is really fun to see such different ideas from one kit!

Sharon said...

Such a great idea to layer an ornament on the two shaker ornaments! And great tip on the quality of the embossing even on shiny surfaces!

bzyPTmom said...

Great shaker card Lucy, love how you embossed on a slippery cardstock and it worked!

Jovana Djordjevic said...

lovely spin on a shaker card! i loved it!

Sandy Rizzo said...

So love your shaker card! Thank for sharing your beautiful design with us. I love these blog hops! I can wait to get my kit of the month.

Gwen said...

Love the ornament shaker shapes! Beautiful embossing!

Vonnie said...

After seeing all these beautiful shaker cards, I am going to have to try and make one!

Simply AJ said...

Beautiful card! Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Beautiful shaker card!

Carole said...

This is a very clever shaker card! Thanks for sharing.

D- said...

OMGosh your post made me smile. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. lol. I learned to heat emboss years ago and have tons of stuff but haven't used it in a few years.
LOVE your BEAUTIFUL ornament shaker card.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Laurie said...

Very nice card. Love Shakers!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very fun
like the two ornaments diecut
with the embossed one on top

Barb Housner

Unknown said...

This is fabulous card!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Great shaker card! I've never made one, but certainly have to try!

Victoria H. said...

I just adore shaker cards....and I'm in love with yours! Love the ornaments and colors.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful, and elegant, gorgeous shaker!

Vilma Mendez said...

I love you card, thanks for share!

Unknown said...

Great shaker card! I love how you turned the sentiment into an ornament!

Deirdre said...

Stunning Lucy - love those sentiments and amazing embossing powder colours - just FAB!

Oneofakind said...

yes, the shaker card I agree is very cute! Thanks for confirming the ink wouldn't slip on the cardstock.

Ania said...

lovely card

wilson.marie65 said...

What a beautiful shaker card... love it :)

Sue in Grapevine said...

Your card has such a peaceful color scheme.

Gilu J said...

Great shaker card. Thanks for sharing.

Traci said...

Simple, elegant, and a shaker card, too! Great card!

spatch said...

Thanks for this creative inspiration. Shaker cards make me smile.

Tricia Schaden said...

beautiful card!

Amyjzs said...

This card kit is so much fun!

Unknown said...

Fantastic card! I love that the bulbs are the shaker windows! Cute!

Steffi said...

Ah - another shaker card. I like it, but I would have drawn a line or else around the ornament die cuts. Thanks for the idea.

LauraBean said...

So pretty! My kit came today and I'm inspired to play.

Heather M said...

Love your card, especially the ornament cutout!

Crafty Girl said...

This is a beautiful card. Love it

Anonymous said...

Beautiful shaker card Thanks for sharing.

Alison said...

Awesome card! What a great idea.

Fleursbydesign said...

Pretty shaker card :)

DazzlingKiwi said...

Beautiful card, the two different ornament shaker areas is so cool!

jcobb said...

Great shaker! Very pretty!

Unknown said...

lovely card - love the shaker sequins.
Sandra ltb

BobbisTreasure said...

Beautifully done! Way to work outside of your comfort zone!

Cheryl L. said...

What neat dimension and shine! Great creativity!

Carisa said...

I just got my kit and I really can't wait to play with it after this fabulous hop. LOVE your shaker card!

irisesther54 said...

Love this card. The embossing is beautiful.

Lagene said...

I love the sparkly shaker ornament card, beautiful embossing!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

Kimbacole said...

Love your card. So very pretty

Anonymous said...

Lucy, Thanks for letting us know about embossing on the silver cardstock. Have to give it a try.

hollybeary creations said...

This is so pretty.. I can't wait for my card kit to arrive!

Unknown said...

Great design. Such an elegent card.

ArtGekko said...

That silver cardstock looks luscious!

Brandi said...

Adorable shaker card. Festive and simple, yet elegant. Just love it! Thank you for sharing.

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