Sparkly Pines and Rocks

It’s Merry Monday!  I am so honored to be a guest designer this week on this very cool weekly challenge blog.  If you haven’t yet participated…definitely check it out!  The challenges are fresh and intriguing.  You’ll definitely stretch your Christmas card making abilities into a new stratosphere.  Like this week – Sequins!


I wouldn’t normally reach for this little embellishment, but boy what a new addiction I have now after this one!  Thanks a lot girls – look what you’ve done. Smile

Pines on Rocks Winter Scene

Creative Tips –

  • I used the large Stampscapes Pines and Rocks stamp in Night of Navy by Stampin’ Up! here.  Simple, just stamped on some Crumb Cake card stock.
  • To bring the snowy feel in, I used a Uniball Signo White Gel pen for some highlights and snow in the sky.

Pines on Rocks Winter Sequin Card (5)

  • To create some mist and bigger flakes, I used a qtip and white pigment ink.
  • For the sparkle and a fun touch, I added not only the sequins in clear, but the little pieces from the sequin holes.  They add just the right sparkle to this project.
  • The card front and banner are popped up for some character along with some subtle sponging in crumb cake.

Pines on Rocks Winter Sequin Card (8)Pines on Rocks Winter Sequin Card (7)

  • A simple banner greeting from Sweet Essentials from Stampin’ Up! finish this card perfectly.

Now it’s your turn!  I can’t wait to see your cards entered.  Have a Merry Monday!


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Pines on Rocks Winter Sequin Card (3)

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  1. Susan Morgan says:

    I’m excited to expand my cache of techniques. Can’t wait to see more posts.

  2. Ingrid, I absolutely LOVE this. You used two of my favorite things, Stampscapes and Crumb Cake. This really wants to make me pull out those wonderful Christmas stamps and lots and lots of Kraft paper. This is my favorite kind of Christmas card to make. Thanks hon. (Inky Fingers SN)

  3. Shirley Washam says:

    Love it. But how did you do the background and how did you glue the sequin centers on.?

  4. Fantastic! Great looking composition.

  5. Ingrid your card is beautiful…love how you’ve snow dusted the trees and the sequins and the sparkle of snowflakes.
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  6. Marie Bingaman says:

    Another stunner Ingrid! 🙂

  7. Gorgeous!!! Love this!

  8. Ingrid, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Thrilled to have you as our Guest Designer at Merry Monday!!
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  9. This is gorgeous! The Crumb Cake background is perfect for these trees and those lovely sequins.
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  10. Ingrid, this is gorgeous! Just love the trees and all the sparkle and your sequins! WOWzers! Thanks for joining us this week as our Guest Designer! 🙂
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  11. As I said before, Ingrid, this is GORGEOUS! The navy on the kraft is so striking and the sequins make perfect snow! Thanks so much for joining our team this week!

  12. Another sequin-y beauty, Ingrid! The richness of those blue pines on the kraft is just gorgeous – so glad to have you with us this week as our Guest Designer!
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  13. WOW! Ingrid this is stunning! So great to have you joining us this week as Guest Designer. Love how you created the snow! xo
    Kristie G. recently posted…Merry Monday #117My Profile

  14. It feels like it’s snowing! I just love your use of sequins and the pieces from them. Awesome card!
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  15. Wowzers!! This is simply gorgeous Ingrid! I love all your added snow!!!

    Deanne 🙂

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