Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Virginia's View this month is all about metallics, and it coincides nicely with my receiving some metal sheets from Add a Little Dazzle for winning one of their challenges recently.

Here's my entry - it was really a fun one to make!

I used Simon's Layered Tree die and  gold, turquoise, and pink metal sheets to cut the parts for my tree (the trunk is kraft), then glued it to this little pale aqua dot background.  My sentiment is from Simon's Presents and Ornaments, embossed in Ranger super fine detail silver embossing powder.  Since the finished panel is alot longer than it is wide, I cut my card base down to  its dimensions. 
I'd like to enter this first one into Less Is More's Non-Traditional Colors for Christmas challenge.

These metal sheets are really fun to work with!  And I really liked this color scheme, so here's another card:

supplies: Aqua and white cardstock, pink and silver metal, Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake and Penny Black snowflake, Memory Box Peace Collage, embossed in silver as above.  

I strung my snowflake with some of my husband's fishing filament across the opening, and then lifted the top panel above the rest of the card base. 

The smaller Penny Black snowflake fits exactly into the larger Lawn Fawn one!


Barb said...

I just received some of those sheets recently too and love the effect! Two fun and beautiful cards, Lin! ♥

Becca Cruger said...

I had to smile about your hard to photograph comment. I must have spent 15 minutes trying to get a good shot of my acetate shaker card before I finally gave up!

Your cards are just full of shiny splendor! That snowflake card is AMAZING!!!

Cat Craig said...

Sweet cards Lin. The non traditional colors look great in metallics.

Virginia L. said...

Wow wow wow! These are gorgeous! I love the mix of colors on the Christmas tree and the snowflake on the 2nd card is absolutely stunning! You have sued the new goodies so splendidly! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All About Metallic” Challenge!

Nancy K said...

oh my goodness, total gorgeousness! I love how those snowflakes layer so perfectly, looks wonderful suspended in the circle window!

LauraJane:) said...

fishing filament..there's a NEW card making supply!
LOVE the metallic snowflakes!

Dotty Jo said...

Love these, Jo x

Sid said...

Fab Chrissy tree design, looks brilliant !!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic & fun cards Lin.
Can't pick between them but loving your colour choices ... they simply pop.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Lisa Elton said...

These are SO PRETTY Lin! Your tree is modern and fun and that snowflake is swoon worthy!!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful cards, Lin!! You make the sheets shine even more!

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous, Lin - the metallics are so pretty - love what you did with them :-)

Chrissie said...

What super cards, the sentiment is SO right... merry and bright!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Two stunning cards, love them both!
Sorry to be so late commenting this week, thanks so much for your LIM entry
Less is More Designer

Kelly Latevola said...

ooh love all the metallic! Especially in the pink, so pretty!!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful cards, Lin! The tree is so charming!