Wednesday 15 July 2015

Silver Sparkler -Christmas in July with Penny Black Day 3

Hello friends,

My week with Penny Black continues and today I featured this stunning poinsettia called Sparkler. This image was calling me to take out my watercolour set. But instead staying in my comfort zone I did something else - no colouring at all in this card. Here's the sneak:

Please, visit Penny Black blog to see the full card. 

Instructions: Cut your card base to measure 21cm x 15cm, score it in the middle and fold it in half. Cut a stripe from silver glitter paper measuring 4mm x 15cm and glue it to the right side of your card leaving a 2mm off from the edge. Stamp the sentiment with black pigment on to the lower right corner, sprinkle silver embossing powder on top and heat set it with your heat tool. Stamp the Sparkler with Versamark onto your vellum and silver glitter paper. Sprinkle white glitter embossing powder on top and heat set them until the embossing powder has melted. Cut the flowers with your scissors. Continue cutting the silver glitter Sparkler in way that you cut out the inner pedals of your poinsettia off. Cut out also the stem and the leaf. Adhere the vellum Sparkler on top of the silver Sparkler with liquid glue and then adhere the Sparkler with liquid glue in the centre onto your card base to the upper left corner of your card. Add a little piece of foam tape under the silver pedals and adhere them to your card. Add liquid glue under the stem and the leaf here and there to adhere it onto your card base. Colour in the little pedals with white gel pen in the middle of the flower and then add three rhinestones with liquid glue. Add three rhinestones and three sequins around your flower. 

Stamps: Sparkler and Beauty of the Season by Penny Black
Inks: Versamark and Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Powder: White Twinkle Embossing Powder by Wow, Superfine Silver Embossing Powder by Ranger
Silver Glitter Paper 130gms by Primeco, White Vellum (manufacturer unknown), White 300gsm card stock by Papermania as my card base
Clear Sequins from Love and Sparkles Mix by Neat and Tangled
Clear Rhinestones by Anita's
White Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura

I hope like today's card! Thank you for stopping by today!



  1. Oh dear me...jaw-dropped to the floor. This is so stunning. Love your use of non-traditional colors. Amazing detail.

  2. Oh dear me...jaw-dropped to the floor. This is so stunning. Love your use of non-traditional colors. Amazing detail.

  3. Loving all your Penny Black inspiration Marika!

  4. Wow, what a beautiful and elegant card!

  5. What a joy to look at your cards, Marika!!!! Penny Black is so lucky to have you guesting for them - you are doing a fantastic job!!!!!

  6. So beautiful--love the silver with the vellum!