Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Christmas Alphabet - G for Glitter

Hi Everyone,

As it's entitled G for Glitter, I'm hoping you can see the all the gorgeous glitter on this card ... this was a difficult card to photograph because of the silver mirror card ... every shot I took I could see me reflected somewhere in the matting - this was the best I could do.

I've long admired the beautiful creations Jackie, of Craft Designs, makes with her own photographs - and so I've unashamedly pinched the idea for this card from her ... I hope she'll forgive me. You can see the particular card of Jackie's here that was the inspiration for mine.

I've used the above photograph, after a bit of tweaking in My Craft Studio. It was taken during the winter of 1995 at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, where I was a mature student at the time. The college grounds are absolutely beautiful and this was the view from my room ... that day it looked just like a winter wonderland :)

The insert is just the photograph repeated twice and with an oval digitally punched out to leave an area for writing in a greeting.

The back has the topper repeated to give a bit of interest ... well, I'd printed two copies so thought I might as well use it here.

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Black coated card for base; silver mirror card and red textured card for matting; white card for greeting
  • Paper: white copy paper; glossy photo paper
  • Photograph imported into My Craft Studio Professional to create the background, insert and topper 
  • Greeting generated using Microsoft Office Publisher 
  • Embellishment: iridescent glitter

Edited Note: I made this card to fit Crafty Hazelnut's challenge this week and then forgot to submit it ... am I dozy or what! So late, but hopefully, not too late I'm submitting it now:

CHNC Challenge 43 - Make a Scene

I'm now trailing behind with the alphabet series of cards so I've a bit of catching up to do ... I'm working on it :) The letter H is not a problem but I think I'm going to be struggling with the letter I ... something will come to me I'm sure!
I hope you are all well and happily crafting away wherever you are. I'd like to welcome Mina, my newest follower ... the 99th! I'm thinking I'll do something to celebrate my 100th when the time comes but as yet not decided what exactly ... it needs some cogitating, methinks :)
Happy crafting,


Marie-Louise said...

Great card. Love the scene. Can't you feel the biting cold when you look at it.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Did you hear my jaw drop open !!!! No !! well you should have Elizabeth this is just stunning inside and out ! You leave no surface uncovered. I have to say I love this , this may just be one of my all time favourites of yours .


Jackie said...

Oh wow Elizabeth, what a stunning card. Of course I don't mind you being inspired by my work, in fact I feel quite honoured. I love to use my photographs in my cards as you well know, and I love it even more when I can see other folks using their own photographs too, whether they thought of it themselves or saw mine and decided to try. Thank you so much for your lovely comments :o)
Jackie xx

Angie said...

So clever ...such a beautiful photo ...can see the glitter on closeup ... love it ...and the inside too.

gymjean said...

lovely stunning card Elizbeth
hugs jeanxx

Morti said...

I can't seem to see your link on WOYWW, but thought I'd pop by to have a chuckle - it seems both you and I are worried for Ciara (the Ribena Room), because I popped onto her blog today to find out why we hadn't seen her on WOYWW for a while! I hope she's ok.

Love your card in this post - fab work!

Hazel said...

This is utterly gorgeous, Elizabeth - and you're not late (you are a day early) - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 43 - hope to see you again soon. x

coops said...

oh wow this is so beautiful elizabeth.very stylish and great sparkle ;D

xx coops xx

Neet said...

What a gorgeous card - you are so clever - I would not have a clue where to start altering a photograph like this. It is my type of card too - dreamy picture is lovely.
Only just had my WOYWW posted as I have been away and now am hoping someone can guess where I have been - little prize for the first to do it. Hugs, Neet #133 (where are you this week - couldn't find you)