Monday, December 14, 2015

Transparent Silver Glitter Card

Hello friends! We went to get our tree this weekend. Anton and I found a dense tree which is really pretty and had fun decorating it. It is Monday again and a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is up. This week our challenge is just a pinch, which is such a fun idea for a challenge. I am looking forward to seeing all the submissions.

Layers of ink - Transparent Silver Glitter Card by Anna-Karin
I made a transparent card using just a pinch of a bunch of stuff, particularly small pieces of various surfaces: silver paper, glittery Deco Sheet, vellum, and white paper. I also used a tiny bit of texture paste, glitter and three sequins. The dies are all Simon Says Stamp Exclusive dies. Transparent cards are hard to photograph, here you can see it standing on top of our post box. It would have looked good with snow in the background and last night a very little bit of icy snow has fallen. 

Layers of ink - Transparent Silver Glitter Card by Anna-Karin
Here is the card against a white background and you can see the silver dots in the Clearly Posh printed acetate from We R Memory Keepers a little better. The pads comes with patterns in silver and gold. I was happy to find it since I enjoy using transparent elements.

I placed the printed acetate on a piece of folded acetate, which was first stamped with the Falling Snow stamp, using Stazon Cotton White. The acetate looks a little dusty, but you don't really see that in real life.

I die cut the new Sketch Frame from silver Metallic Kraft-Core paper and then again from white paper. The Falling Snow stencil was placed on the white paper and Texture Paste applied with a palette knife. While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled Rock Candy glitter on top, for a snow effect.

The Deco Sheet was adhered to cardstock before die cutting the Sketch Trees and Stitched Flakes.

These snowflakes are so detailed and pretty. I used the Sizzix Precision Base Plate when die cutting them and they came out perfectly.

The snowy hill under the trees was made with vellum. I die cut the frame from vellum three times and tore to create the hills. The three sequins were glued with matte multi-medium.

The sentiment comes from a larger die, the Merry Christmas Ornament and I only used the sentiment part, which has such a pretty font. The card was finished with a piece of glittery ribbon.

Here you can see the silver dots from the Clearly Posh printed acetate better.

I hope you will join us in our just a pinch challenge. As always you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

If you want to, follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 

If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads, so that we can see them on there too.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!




  1. I loved it ! Transparent card with lots of interesting "pinch" of elements !

  2. ooh this is lovely Anna-Karin :-) I love the glittery acetate, I definitely need to get me some of that! the whole design of this is fabulous :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Anna-Karin i don't know how you do it each and every time!! a beautiful card!

  4. Gorgeous use of the falling snow on the acetate! What a sparkly beautiful card this is!

  5. This is so pretty and elegant. I really love it. It's magical!

    Speaking of magical.....I'm sure that this will be a wonderful Christmas for your family. Leo must love looking at all of the pretty lights!
    Hugs to you all.

  6. Saw this one at the SSS-blog and had to get a closer look... It is such an original card! Love it! Have a colourfull week!

  7. I love this card! It is beautiful. You always have such good ideas, I enjoy reading how you make things.

  8. This is amazingly gorgeous! I love it and am seriously going to be inspired by this for my cards for next year (read, steal your idea!).

  9. This card is so creative and awesome! Anna-Karin. Such a great inspiration! :)

  10. Gorgeous design! Love those sketchy trees in silver glitter :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. What an awesome concept! Love how these are transparent and full of polka-dotted goodness!

  12. WOW WOW WOW! This card is absolutely stunning!

  13. So cool - love all the different pinches of texture and sparkle, and it's amazing on the transparent card.
    Alison xx

  14. How very cool - a transparent card! with just enough space to write something. Love the turquoise sequins that just pop against all the silver and glitter. Awesome card, Anna-Karin!

  15. I love acetate cards and this is just stunning! Sparkly and so beautiful ~ it's gorgeous, Anna-Karin! :)

  16. You made an incredible work with the acetate! your cards are stunning! love them! BArbarayaya

  17. This is so pretty, Anna-Karin! Love the acetate card! Really amazing! All the elements are so pretty! Hugs, Sandra


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