Monday, 24 August 2015

Let it Snow

Hi Bloggers.

Had a great weekend in Preston - tired now though as I got home quite late! A day of chores and catching up with post today.

Here's today's card -

A simple card - great for batch making, can be made in any colour as it's all made from Coconut White Card.

I started my stamping Phill Martin's Christmas Holly Decorative Frame : Snow using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with PM Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Aqua Embossing Powder. I removed the excess mica powder using a dry wet wipe. I cut it out using a Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A Die. I ran a little PM Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Aqua Colour Cloud Blending Ink around the edges using a Smoothie.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill's Christmas Holly Sentiments Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Frosty Aqua Embossing Powder. I cut it out die a die from the Spellbinders Floral Assortment Die Set and inked through the die with Frosty Aqua Colour Cloud.

I coloured a piece of Blue White American Seam Binding with Frosty Aqua Colour Cloud and tied a bow. I added an Aqua Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White 5mm Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Hi julia
    You try and have a breather today.It would have been a long weekend very tiring but satisfying I expect, I hope anyway.

    Gorgeous card I love the colour in fact I love it all!!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card thank you. Have a good rest today take care Kitty.

  3. Hello Julia, glad you got back safely after a busy weekend. Todays card is really lovely, looks great in the aqua/white combo. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Morning Julia, now this is my sort of card, I so love aqua and you have produced a gem today, love it.

    Enjoy Mondays everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  5. Morning Julia, a great little Christmas card and really like the aqua different for Christmas.
    Nancyd xx

  6. What a great card I would like to get some of Phil's stamps but was unsure which ones I think this card has made my decision for me, have a great day xxx

  7. simply stunning. Gloria (Sidcup ) xx

  8. beautiful card gorgeous colour x xhazel

  9. Glad you had a good weekend.
    U the colour apart from the turquoise bow hasn't come out very well today, so it's a bit difficult to make out what you have done. However from your description, the techniques look great.

  10. Great card & love the colour.


  11. Hi Julia. An unusual colour for a Christmas card so I like it very much and that bow is gorgeous. SueL x

  12. Hi Julia,
    I'd Say Have A Rest But If You've Chores To Catch Up On I Can Understand Try To Get Them Out Of The Way This Morning And Rest This Afternoon.
    Onto Today's Very Beautiful Card I Love The Very Beautiful Colour Palette You've Chosen, I Love The Stamping, And The Dies That You've Used And Your Truly Tremendous Bow!!!! I'm Really Rubbish At Tying Bows I've Tried All Different Ways And I Also Love It Where Yourself And Sue Use Bakers Twine Within Your Bow
    Have A Great Day Try And Rest
    Hugs From Sam x

  13. Love this card. I would try the same if I could ever learn to stamp properly. The colours may not be Chritmassy in the strictest sense but does that matter? I think not as the end result is lovely.

  14. I'm not very good at stamping but I am inspired to try something in Serif in that any text I write is usually black I must try "stuff" in other colours You've used a non Christmassy die too and it so works It's especially good for those recipients that do not celebrate Christmas that we like to remember too

  15. Hi Julia,
    Love this card, gorgeous background. I doubt you will have a rest today with chores and post to catch up with. Glad you had a great weekend!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  16. This card is beautiful julia love the colours my favourite love the bow thank you for sharing
    Love June horroks xxxx

  17. Beautiful colour used on this one Julia, stunning card. Rest today glad you had a good weekend

  18. Hi Julia,
    Glad you had a good weekend, hope you can manage to have a rest too. The card is absolutely beautiful, love the colours and the bow is gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  19. Hello Julia.

    I think this is such a pretty card. The stamps, die and colour are just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  20. Pretty card, love the colour.
    Rosemary xx

  21. Good morning Julia
    A very pretty card I love the colour, die,stamp & your gorgeous bow
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  22. Morning Julia, Glad you had a great time in Preston.
    I love this card, very pretty in pastel, love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  23. I hope you've managed to catch up on all your chores and have some spare time to put your feet up Julia. Today's card is beautiful, I just love aqua and Phill's stamps are amazing. Pat x

  24. Hi Julia this is a gorgeous card I love the design and as you say great for batch cards. Hugs Jackie

  25. Lovely card, in lovely colours today, hope you have managed to get some ME time today, regards, Linda.

  26. Hi Julia
    Beautiful & stunning card & just love the aqua colour, so fresh & pretty.
    Loving all Phill martins products you have used too...

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  27. Hi Julia
    Another lovely card today. Nearly missed it though. I love the toned colours that you've used.

  28. Hi Julia

    Really pretty. I love it, such a pretty colour and I love the stamps.


    T x

  29. Hi Julia, lovely colours great stamps beautiful card Take Care Melody xXx


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