Sunday, 14 October 2012

Seasons Greetings

Hi Bloggers.

Lovely to meet some of you at the Kettering Show yesterday. I'll be there again today doing more of the same.

Another Christmas Card today.

For the background, I ran a piece of red card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Elite M-Bossabilities Folder  I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern.

I stamped the winter scene image from the Creative Expressions Christmas Post Stamp Set using Olive Archival.  I covered the card with a piece from a Self-Adhesive Sheet.  You can still see the image through the adhesive sheet.  I cut the image out using the largest of the Spellbinders Splendid Circles dies.  I removed the backing from the adhesive and sprinkled with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Crystal Sparkle Glitter.

I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles out of green card.  At the emboss stage I added the Trellis Mask.  I cut  2 corners out of green card using the Spellbinders Lattice Accents Die Set.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Olive Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder.  I cut it out using one of the Spellbinders Ribbon Banners dies and inked through the die with Barn Door Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I put some of the Self-Adhesive Sheet on to a piece of red card and cut 2 x each of the 3 smallest dies from the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die set – I didn't emboss them.  I peeled off the backing sheet and sprinkled with the Aurora Sparkle Glitter.  I cut 2 x largest of the dies used out of green card – I embossed these.  I assembled the poinsettia and added a 5mm White Pearl with Cosmic Shimmer Glue.  I repeated this using just the 2 smallest dies to make a smaller poinsettia.
I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlesent PVA in Berry Red around the edges and some Self Adhesive Pearl Swirls.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good Morning Julia,
    A lovely Christmas card, love the image and the poinsettias. Traditional colours, so festive.
    Will see you later today, have a great day.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  2. Hi Julia, very traditional colours and great use of differing dies. Love the use of sparkle. Have a great day at Kettering.


  3. Hi Julia. Really lovely card. The glitter makes so much difference. I never seem to use glitter during the year but at Christmas its scattered on every card.

  4. Morning Julia, Superb card today, I love, love, love it. The colours are really christmassy and the use of dies is stupendous, I also love how you have used the adhesive sheets with the glitter, super. Absolutely gorgeous, I will definitely be trying this one, thank you.
    It was fantastic seeing you at Kettering yesterday, your samples were superb. Have another great day today.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Hi Julia, this is such a lovely card in traditional Christmas colours. Really like it. Glad the show is going well. Bx

  6. Gorgeous card Julia love everything about it. Enjoy your day xx hazel

  7. Morning Julia

    What a beautiful card. I love it. I must get some of the double sided sticky paper

    Hope you have another fun day at Kettering

    Sue xxx

  8. Beautiful card Julia, hope you have another good day today

  9. A gorgeous card Julia

    Have a good day

    xx Sandra

  10. Morning Julia, a stunning xmas card again, love the colours and layout, and i think the poinsettias will be everywhere this year - i know most of my xmas cards have them on!

  11. hi julia im not quite sure about this card its very festive but i think theres actually too much red and green!!! i like the layout and the glittery poinsettias are lovely hope you have a great day at kettering love lesley xx

  12. Hello Julia, A beautiful card, love the colours and layout. Ther poinsettias are gorgeous. Have another great day at Kettering.
    Hugs June xxx

  13. Hi Julia,
    Not sure about this one bit too much green and red for me but I do like the layout and the poinsettias always please.
    Hope you have agood day.

  14. Hi Julia,
    Love the more traditional look. Although a tad too much green for me. X

  15. Julia,
    Lovely card hope you had a great tome at the show...

  16. That is a really nice looking traditionally styled Christmas card. Love the image & colours. Claire x

  17. Fab card Julia,beautiful image .Laura O

  18. Hi Julia

    This card is absolutely lovely!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx


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