Saturday, July 15, 2017

Christmas in July @ the Bug - Sparkle & Shine

It's here, the Christmas in July Celebration at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.   There will be a new challenge every day, and the celebration runs until Friday, the 21st.  Be sure to check out all the events.

Today's challenge is "Sparkle & Shine", what came to my mind was glistening snow.  So I chose "Snowman Snowflakes" from the Bugaboo Store.

I found a snow flurry image that I thought would be perfect with my snowman.  I cut it out 3 times so it would add a little dimension, but I only cut the snowflakes one time.

To give my card lots of sparkle and shine I brushed "Star Dust" stickles on my background layer (embossed with Cuttlebug "Snow Flurry" folder) and the flurry die cut with an old paint brush.  I had to put my layer under a book to flatten it out after it dried, since Stickles is a wet application, it warped it a little.

Be sure to clean your brush afterwards, Stickles is a glue product.  I picked up a great tip years ago when I painted with acrylic paints.  I bar of Ivory soap works great to clean your craft brushes.

To top it off, I  applied some snow drops with "White Blizzard" Nuvo Glitter Drops.

CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra

Don't forget that it's Christmas in July at Bugaboo Stamps, all images are 50% off this month.

Bugaboo Store

Thanks for stopping by and check the challenge blog  for all of this week's challenges, prizes and inspiration.  Come on back and see what I create with Jodie's wonderful images so you too, can "Catch the Bug".  

Happy Craftin!


  1. Super cute Card Kim! I love the embossed background and the cute snowman image.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT Teamie

  2. I love the snowman image!!So super sweet!
    Awesome job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  3. So pretty and love all the texture and the swirl die cut on the side.