Saturday, 5 September 2015

A Very Happy Christmas to You

Hi Bloggers.

I'm in Wolverhampton today demoing at Domino Crafts 10am till 4pm. If you're in the area, please stop by.

Here's today's card -


I started by stamping the Holly Corner Mini Striplet (drawn by John Lockwood) onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium. I embossed with Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Jade Embossing Powder. I used a dry wetwipe to remove the excess Mica Powder. I then stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Peace on Earth Stamp Set using Frosty Jade Colour Cloud Blending Ink applied with a Smoothie. I cut the panel out using the outer die from one of Sue Wilson's Mini Striplet Die Sets (it doesn't matter which die set as they're all the same size).


For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card with the Creative Expressions Swirling Holly Embossing Folder (smaller size folder).

I cut 2 holly pairs out of Coconut White Card and 2 sets of berries out of Ruby Card using Sue's Filigree Holly Die Set. I applied Frosty Jade Colour Cloud to the holly and then Frosty Jade Embossing Powder and heat set. I then applied Clear Perfect Medium to the holly, more Frosty Jade Embossing Powder and then heat set again. The effect was a mottled colour which I really liked. It's hard to capture on camera but those coming to Domino Crafts today will be able to see it up close.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

36 comments:

  1. IMorning Julia, a perfect little card for Christmas great for batch making, enjoy your day you are a very busy lady.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Morning Julia.
    I love this shape of little card, Thank you.Take care Kitty.

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  3. Thrilled to have won the tickets to Ally Pally - thank you Julia. Will be taking Anne (Northampton) who was with me at our lacemaking group when I discovered the win.
    Love the card today. Hope you have a good day in Wolverhampton, Julia . It's a visit to Colemans at Rushden to see John demo for me after craft club.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  4. Morning Julia, wonderful card today, hope to see a close up at Ally Pally if I can get there. Congratulations to A Happercrafter6 on winning the tickets.

    Enjoy Saturday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  5. Hello Julia, A lovely delicate looking card today I love it.
    Hope you have a good day at Ally Pally.
    Best wishes
    JosieBx

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  6. Good morning Julia today's Christmas card is gorgeous I love the design. Have a great day today I hope the demos go well. Hugs Jackie

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  7. I love the shape I've got back into using DL shaped cards all because of Striplet dies! I love the "gentleness" of this card and the soft colours

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  8. Lovely card, very subtle & delicate.

    Michele

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  9. Morning Julia,
    I'm off to your site for some more goodies! The card is lovely and a nice size for the postbox - I love 8" x 8" but they don't always go through the letterboxes!
    Have a good weekend!
    Anne M xx

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  10. Hi Julia. This is the first time I've seen John's mini striplet. I'm a big fan of striplets. You've made a lovely card with it. SueL x

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  11. Good Morning Julia

    I had to smile when I saw your card I think you and Sue have a telepathic link! Both of you adding just a hint of colour to two stunning cards today. It just makes them come alive. Simply beautiful. Have a great weekend.
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  12. Lovely card Julia , have a great day,
    XxRuth

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  14. Love this card Julia have s good day love June xxxxxx

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  15. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card the splash of colour is the finishing touch. Love the card size too.
    Lydia
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  16. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card pretty and delicate, and the DL size fits in nicely with the striplet die.
    Congrats to Ahappycrafter6 on winning the tickets.
    Have a great day.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  17. Hi Julia, this card is superb, I have been making quite a few DL cards lately, and this has certainly inspired me for my Christmas cards, love the simple colour palette. Have a great day with the demoing. Bx

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  18. Love this card, Julia. Looking forward to Ally Pally with Jan - we have a bit more money to spend now! Off to see John shortly. Have a good day.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  19. Hi Julia beautiful card. I love the colours & Stamps.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

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  20. Lovely card Julia, the frosty jade is such a pretty colour. Pat x

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  21. Hello Julia.

    I really like this layout, what a great way to use a Striplet stamp. Your leaves and berries are lovely. I think this would be a good batch make card. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  22. Hi Julia, lovely card x The more you look at it, the more it grows all the more stunning xx I love the Frosty Jade of Phill's and John's stamp is gorgeous. too. The pop of red is nice too xx Also a nice card size to do a whole pile of them! xx Jan and Anne have a great time at Ally Pally! xx Julia, I've no doubt you'll be homeward bound now from Domino crafts in Wolverhampton so just to say, hope you've had a great day xx Love Karen xx

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  23. A beautiful, delicate, classy card Julia - love it.

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  24. Lovely card and great if you have to make a lot to post.

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  25. Hi Julia, I hope your day has been good.
    A gorgeous card, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  26. Hi Julia, I hope your day has been good.
    A gorgeous card, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  27. Hi Julia, lovely card the little holly leafs make it stand out, really pretty. Take Care Melody xXx

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  28. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, I love the muted green colour. A really elegant card, thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

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  29. Hi ajuga
    Another lovely card today.

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