Collected Crafty Collab Hop, WPLUS9

Sparkle and Shine! A Collected Crafty Collab Finale

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a happy holiday despite all the challenges! This post is somewhat bittersweet, as it is the last installment in the Collected Crafty Collabs hop. If you are familiar with our hop, you have just come from Virginia. If you are new to the hop, this is organized by my crafty squirrel sisters, Karen @misplacedmojo, Virginia @passionsanddistractions and Marie @anothercardmaker and I to uplift and support fellow makers and encourage the use of our supplies that we hardly ever use or we squirrelled away!

This month’s theme is Snowpeople with Sparkle & Shine! Though I live in a tropical country and we do not have snow – I still love the idea of snowmen or snowpeople. For my inspiration, I am using the beautiful stamp set from WPlus9. This was released last year, but I was not able to use it as it came late in January. I am so glad for this hop as I get to finally use it after a year gathering dust!

I used a gelli printing technique for the backgrounds of my cards using Distress Oxide Inks and stencils. Here are all the backgrounds I created in one gelli printing session. Jennifer Mcguire has a wonderful video all about this which I will link here.

For the background of my card, I picked one of the plainer backgrounds. I took a Picket Fence Polka Dot Stencil (a stencil I purchased from a destash years ago!) and used a small palette knife and some Brutus Monroe Fallen Snow Glitter Glaze to add sparkly snow background.

While waiting for the panel to dry, I stamped out the snowpeople, bird and trees, all from the WPLUS9 Most Wonderful stamp set. I used Altenew Crisp Dry Inks as they layer beautifully. If you are interested in the ink combinations, I will list them below.

The background oval die is from The Greetery called the Halfsies Oval dies. I adhered the oval die on top of my gelli printed panel but not before stamping the sentiment “Peace & Love for a Joyful Season” with Obsidian Ink on the upper left hand side. I tucked in the trees under the oval opening then adhered the snowpeople on the right hand side, the one in front with foam tape.

I stamped out several snowpeople so I had another set to create another card. This time, I stenciled with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide first with the same Polkadot stencil before applying more sparkle using the same glitter glaze. I tried my best to capture the sparkle with my camera.

I want to take this opportunity to thank my crafty collaborators, my sweet squirrel sisters who were an absolute joy to collab with!! Thank you, too, to our fellow hop participants, without them, this hop would not be possible. Each with their unique talents, they brought so much inspiration! With that said, check out the next creator in this hop, the wonderfully talented Boryana Yankova.

In case you get lost along the way, you can come back here for the full hop line up!

Anna Mahtani (that’s me!)

Boryana Yankova

Valerie Powell

Marie Bingaman

Karen Page

Natasha Davies

Lounon Riviere

Tracy Shultz

Donna Perisic

Virginia Fairchild

Thank you for dropping by!

‘Til next time



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Note: I am affiliated with some online stores including Altenew, Concord & 9th, Hero Arts, Brutus Monroe and Trinity Stamps. If you use any of the links above, I get a small commission from these wonderful shops at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!

12 thoughts on “Sparkle and Shine! A Collected Crafty Collab Finale”

  1. The backgrounds you created are so gorgeous, Anna! I love the one you picked for the cards, so wintery feel to it. These snowmen are so adorable and I love the colors you chose 🙂 You are always so inspiring and It was great hopping with you!


  2. Definitely sad that this is the last round of this hop, but what a gorgeous ending! I’m amazed at all the backgrounds you got out of the gelli print! Both of the cards are so lovely and serene and soft: just like a perfect snowy evening!!!! Cheers my sweet squirrel sister!

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  3. I love them both ! They are beautiful and really cute ! I plan to look into gel plates, it seems a lot of fun and possibilities ! Thank you very much, it was a real pleasure to hop with you !

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  4. Anna, this is so pretty!!! I love the bright colors you used and am impressed with your gelli printing backgrounds! Having grown up in Florida, I was 32 when I saw and played in my first snow while on vacation in Colorado. It was shortly after that we moved to Georgia, and still we don’t get real snow. It will flurry but usually melt before it accumulates. We made a 8″ snowman the time we finally got a couple inches of snow! It would be pathetic to Marie and V, but it was glorious to us! I’m so looking forward to all the creativity of the new year. More than ever, I know your blog will be a source of inspiration in the coming year!!!


  5. Adorable cards, Anna! I *LOVE* those snowmen! No surprise there though, is it? I was very inspired by Jennifer’s gelli print video also, but of course…I have yet to try my hand at it. I even went out and bought the plate, because I didn’t have one before that. Maybe that will be the next hoarded supply to use…LOL!

    Thank you, my Squirrel Sister, for providing such beautiful inspiration! 🙂

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