Monday, 15 July 2013

Merry and Bright

Hi Bloggers.

Today's card features a fab Santa stamp.

For the background, I stamped one of the holly sprig stamps from the Justrite Vintage Christmas Ornaments Rubber Stamp Set a few times using Iced Spruce Distress Ink. Then I filled in some of the gaps by stamping the 'Tis the Season' sentiment from the Justrite Christmas Inner Thoughts Rubber Stamp Set. I popped a clean nozzle from a pot of Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue onto a pot of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White. I drizzled the PVA across the background diagonally and then diagonally the other way. I put it aside to dry. Once dry I ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Holiday Magic M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Iced Spruce using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the gorgeous Santa from the Justrite Christmas Labels 22 Rubber Stamp Set using Iced Spruce and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Crystal Sparkle Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Three Dies and inked through the die with Iced Spruce. I cut a Holly Motif out of Dark Green Card using the Spellbinders Holly Motifs Die Set and popped it behind Santa.

I wrapped some White Silky Crush Ribbon around the right hand side of the background. I cut a holly border using Spellbinders Holly Accents die set and glued it to the ribbon.

I stamped the sentiment from the Inner Thoughts Stamp Set using Iced Spruce and embossed with Aurora Crystal Sparkle. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four Dies and inked through the die with Iced Spruce. I cut 2 corners using the Spellbinder Holly Accents Die Set and glued them to the sentiment panel as shown.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Making your own lattice now Julia? Clever idea. Mabex

  2. Morning Julia
    lovely card thank you take care Kitty

  3. Hi Julia
    Making your own lattice background what a good idea love the christmas Santa stamp the green is so soft and lovely thank you tracyw x

  4. Morning Julia
    Lovely card, love the soft green! I'm excited to start using my holly dies that arrived on Saturday so thank you for the inspiration.
    Marion xx

  5. Good morning Julia this card is gorgeous. Jackie

  6. Great card, I must make more use of my holly dies so glad to see them here xx

  7. Morning Julia, A truly beautiful card today, absolutely loving the Santa stamp, such a jolly face. Your background is gorgeous, as always. I love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx


  8. Morning Julia,

    Like this card very much. Hard to think of Chrustmas in this weather.

    Brilliant Father Christmas. X

  9. Love this card, Julia, and one of your multiple interest backgrounds too! Had to make decisions about what I bought and the Santa wasn't one of them :-( will have to put it on my wish list for some time before Xmas because he is gorgeous!
    Happy Monday Hugs Annie

  10. Morning Julia, a great card for xmas I'm sure I have the Holly
    dies from last year but haven't dug out my Xmas box yet so must
    get cracking so I don't duplicate as I do quite often but my local
    craft store is very good they will change them for me as I'm very well
    known as you keep bringing out new stuff we have to get them
    so I'm back and forward all the time.
    Nancyd xx

  11. Hi Julia, what a super xmas card, love the background. Lol Lynne M

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  13. Hi Julia

    This background is simply gorgeous. Love the father Christmas stamp as well. Keep up the good work.

  14. Hi Julia. Great card, the Santa stamp is gorgeous. Take care.

  15. Morning Julia
    FAB FAB FAB can you tell that I love this card - that Santa is perfect - just what he should look like. Love the background - another Julia original.
    Amanda x

  16. Hi Julia. Wonderful card. the drizzling is amazing - had to look in close up to see this great technique. Lovely Santa stamp.

    Love val x

  17. Hi Julia, Love this card everything about it is beautiful, I just love the holly dies which I have so i will have a go at this card love Jean Z xxx

  18. Lovely card Julia, I would have done the Santa in Red so it stood out more against all the Green but its still a beautiful card and I love how you have done the background.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, like you I love the Santa.

  20. Hello Julia, WOW a gorgeous card, love the Santa stamp and your amazing background.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. Another great card Julia. Have just finished watching the shows this morning and they were all great. Will you be getting Sam Poole's holly newsprint stamp into your shop soon?

  22. Hi Julia you did fall in love with this Santa,he is so cute.Saw this demo,and got a lot of inspiration from it.Thank you.

  23. Love the background and that Santa stamp is just gorgeous Pat x

  24. Evening Julia, a very traditional card for us today. Don't you just love that Santa a true image for Christmas. Kind regards Joanne K x

  25. Hi Julia I really liked this sample when I seen it last week,it made me wish I'd got the Santa set but I had already ordered the baubles and poinsettia stamp sets. Will definitely have to get it though as its such a lovely image. Looking forward to your shows next week. Love Lesley x


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