Saturday 3 October 2020

Glitter Snowflake Purple

Today is World Card Making Day. 

For the last few years I have completely missed it but I was determined not to this time.

It is a very wet and extremely dull day so perfect for making cards. I have some I can't show yet as they are for Design Teams but I did make a Christmas card.

In a very rare move for me I got messy and inky. It is something I don't usually do but I was experimenting with an embossed background and it kind of went from there really.

I had used the Confetti Burst embossing folder from Crafter's Companion. I had used a dark blue card which has a white core but I had accidentally embossed the wrong side so I had a sheet of white card. I wondered how easy it would be use it in a different way than intended.

I had just had a pot of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Ink from Crafter's Companion in a lucky bag so got some scrap paper on my work mat and added kept plating with ink and silver gilding wax until I was reasonable happy with the result.

I covered the card blank with a textured silver paper from my stash. On the embossed inky panel I added a glitter snowflake which was bought as a Christmas tree ornament from Asda. A pack of 10 was only £1 and I knew they would make fab embellishments for cards. I used some very thin wire to add it to the panel. There is so much glitter it is unlikely that it would have stayed on very well otherwise. The panel was then added to the card with strong double sided tape.

I added some silver holographic sequins and some silver glitter glue. However I hadn't realised that the ink would turn the glitter blobs purple so it is a bit more subtle than I had intended.

Finally I added a foiled sentiment which has been recycled from mass produced Christmas card previously received.

I hope any visitors to my blog were also able to make a card on this most important of days to us card makers 😁

Card Details -

Size - A5

Embossing Folder - Confetti Burst by Crafter's Companion

Colouring Medium - Spectrum Noir Amethyst Sparkle Ink & silver rub-on wax

Embellishments - Glitter snowflake, sequins, glitter glue

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. That's beautiful Mandy, I bet it's even more sparkly in real life. Glad you got to craft on World Craft Day. Clare x

  2. Beautiful card. Awesome color and so glad you shared over at Crafty Sentiments (and Crafty Catz, Catch the bug)

  3. The card is beautiful and very special. I like the colours and the layout.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and best wishes!
    Ilse (thera)

  4. Wow, stunning snowflake, love the colours! Thanks for entering the CRAFT challenge this week with this gorgeous card!

  5. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  6. This is so beautiful. Nice work. Looks great.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  7. Oh wow! This is absolutely beautiful and such a fabulous example of stunning creativity! I love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

  8. your background has made a super card, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge this week

  9. awesome that you got the chance for some inky play on WCMD ... the results are stunning ... so very glad you shared your SNOW-y creation with us at Jingle Belles.

  10. such a beautiful and dramatic card design, love the color palette as well! so pleased you could join our snowy fun at JINGLE BELLES!

  11. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 20 at Gem of a Challenge!

  12. Your snowflake card is so beautiful, thank you so very much for entering it in the Polkadoodles ATG challenge for week #39!
    Sybil B. DT

  13. This is so beautiful in purple and silver, and with lots of sparkle and shine. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug.

  14. Beautiful card with the snowflake,thanks for joining ❤️

  15. Mandy, this is beautiful! Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny's. Looking forward to seeing you again. Love Mary x

  16. Beautiful Snowflake card. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog. DT Sirisha

  17. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Judy DT

  18. Wow! That purple background is gorgeous! Thank you for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

  19. Wonderful card, such a beautiful background you created. Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
    Tina dt

  20. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at ""we really appreciate you joining in.
    greetings DTmember Monique great card

  21. What a bright, happy card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle


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