Christmas Reflections


Greetings friends! Welcome to the 1st Monday of November and the start of a brand new challenge over at Outlawz Monday-Greetings. We have a beautiful shiny Christmas theme for you this week: Christmas Reflections - using shiny or mirrored embellishments on your Christmas theme creation. A friendly reminder, in order to qualify for the prize drawing, your creation must has a sentiment on the front and follow this week theme. 

We're so gracious to have two sponsors for this week: Poppy Seed Graphics and SLS Lines. For my card, I am using this beautiful image from Poppy Seed Graphics call Fairy of December.


Shines: Wink of Stella GL Red 020, StampinUp Crystal Effects
Glitter: StampinUp Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Merry Christmas sentiment: Power Poppy's Poinsettia clear stamp set
Holly Sprays Dies: Creative Expressions - Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Embellishment: silk flower with gem

Since I normally like keeping my cards clean and simple with use of fancy frames and embossing folders, I don't have a lot of embellishments in my stash. So I came up with a creative way to add the shines as well textures to my card by using lots of glitters, Crystal Effect gel and Wink of Stella. Hopefully you can see all the shiny details. I applied the Crystal Effect gel, which is similar to Glossy Accent, first to the different areas from the fancy frame to the fairy's hair, wings, snowball and snow on the ground. Then lightly dust diamond glitter over them. I also applied a few coats of the Crystal Effect gel to the holly sprays and the "Merry Christmas" sentiment which I fussy cut out. For the fairy's clothing and berries, I brushed a thin coat of the red Wink of Stella on after coloring. Finally, for a touch of the "mirrored" embellishment, I added three gem silk flowers on.

Copic coloring combo for the fairy

skin (E21,E00,E000) clothing (RV25,R46, R89 covered with Wink of Stella GL Red 020) Wings/hair (Y13, Y15, Y17) holly/berries (RV25, R46, R89, YG00, YG03, YG25, G43)

I hope you can join us over at Outlawz Monday-Greetings this week for our Christmas Reflections theme. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and perhaps share your comment, thoughts as well question with me before you go!

Below are the challenges I am participating this Glittering Christmas Reflections card in.  Wishing you a lovely first week of November!  


  1. Oh, Christina, this is gorgeous! I love this beautiful Christmas fairy and the sparkle you've added is amazing! I think you've really mastered coloring skin in this one!!! And what a stunning card design with the beautiful dies! It's gorgeous. Yes, I've started my cards and have a LOT more to make, but they all won't be as detailed as some...hehe! Thanks for sharing this stunning card and also giving us closeups. Gorgeous, sweet friend! Hugs!

  2. Christina, what a beautiful card! I love how the fairy is sitting in the snow with all the sparkles .

  3. Gorgeous, Christina!! Your attentions to details are awesome! The glittery textures and intricate dies are so perfect together! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All About Textures”! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

  4. Fantastic! This is so beautiful and well done.

  5. Beutiful !!! Love this :) great colours !
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci :))
    ciccividpennan {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. LOVE your card. All the glitter, layers.... just beautiful! Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge :)
    Gayatri xx

  7. Gorgeous card!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends
    Veronique DT

  8. Beautiful card thank you for sharing with us at Simply Papercraft - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  9. Wow Christina! This is totally awesome! Very elegant. Love the simplicity; but so brilliant. Great job!

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

  10. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Artistic Inspirations!

  11. Such a beautiful card! The coloring is great. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)