Black Glimmer Sleigh Ride Edgelits Card

by Joanne James15. October 2015 08:05

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a great sketch challenge for you:


Having contemplated the use of washi tape on today's card, I decided to take a more liberal interpretation and used my much loved Sleigh Ride Edgelits to create the layers on today's card:


I decided to use a piece of the rather dramatic black Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper as the main feature paper for my card, layering this on a piece of gold foil and a base of Whisper White extra thick cardstock. This DSP is gorgeous - very glossy and with a beautiful sheen to it. I then layered my edgelits, cutting the trees out of gold glimmer paper and the houses out of Whisper White extra thick cardstock, but reversing both so that my sweeping lines went in the right direction according to the sketch! I stamped my sentiment from the co-ordinating stamp set 'Jingle All The Way' in Memento Black onto the white layer, just above the sweep of my final layer - Santa and his sleigh cut out of black glimmer paper and tied with a gold corded trim bow.  

I wasn't sure that black glimmer paper would work on a Christmas card, but I'm so glad I gave it a try; it really compliments the dsp on my card and just goes to prove that black glimmer paper has a life beyond Halloween! 

Do visit the other Design Team members to see how they used this week's challenge sketch; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
  • Big Shot
  • Magnetic Platform
  • Jingle All The Way Wood-Mount Bundle
  • Gold Cording Trim
  • Gold Foil Sheets
  • Gold Glimmer Paper
  • Black Glimmer Paper
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Comments (8) -

Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
10/16/2015 2:11:37 AM #

Joanne, this is just stunning and such a creative interpretation of the sketch!  I love everything about it and can't imagine how sparkly, shiny and immpressive this must be in person!  Great card!


Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
10/16/2015 12:17:58 PM #

This card just oozes festive wonderment!! The gold, the glimmer....stunning!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
10/16/2015 12:37:25 PM #

Simply had to pop over and tell you that this card is an absolutely fabulous, jaw-dropping, STUNNER!  Brilliant use of glimmer papers--especially the black and I love all the layers of those fabulous edgelits.  You've really showcased them beautifully.  Bravo, my friend!


JoAnn Burnham
JoAnn BurnhamUnited States
10/16/2015 2:17:08 PM #

Beautiful card.  Love the scene with the black & white & glimmer paper.  Beautifully done.


Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
10/16/2015 8:09:43 PM #

Gorgeous and so elegant! LOVE the black with the gold and all the glimmer. You really created a beautifully detailed card without any bulk for mailing -always a winner in my mind.


Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
10/17/2015 2:33:52 PM #

This is so grand and classy with its sparkly layers and gold touches!  So beautiful!


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
10/20/2015 1:47:03 PM #

Gorgeous, gorgeous,  gorgeous, gorgeous!  Did I mention how gorgeous this card is?!?! Enough said. Smile


Lisa martz
Lisa martzUnited States
10/21/2015 3:26:09 AM #

Oh MY!  So pretty!  Love it!  I need to make one of these!  Very stunning!


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