Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Simple Twofer

Hi Bloggers.

Heating fixed - yay! I'm up at CE HQ today running a couple of Christmas workshops. It's going to be a good day!

As the title suggests I have a twofer for you today. A couple of simple cards, great for batch making.

Here's the first -

Coconut White Card Blank. I've stamped the image from the Justrite Large Oval Christmas Wishes Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card 3 times using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Blue Zircon Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I cut them all out using Justrite Joy Oval Frame Dies and cut a mats out of blue card from my stash using Justrite Hope Oval Frame Dies.

I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card with the Couture Creations Merry Little Christmas Embossing Folder, added it to a piece of blue card and popped it onto my card blank. Easy!

Here's your second card -

Not a big fan of this one but it does include a cool technique which is why I'm including it. It would probably look better with a bow rather than a buckle.

Anyway, for the background, I added a little CS Aqua Lagoon Pixie Powder to a Mister Bottle and then added water. I gave it a good mix and spritzed some onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam. I used this as my ink pad. I inked up the Justrite Ribbons of Holly Background and stamped into Watercolour Card. I trimmed it down and edged it using my ink pad. I added it to a piece of Teal Card.

I threaded a piece of Tornado Blue Satin Ribbon through a Craft Consortium Rectangle Buckle Charm and secured the ribbon at the back of the Teal Card. I added to a Coconut White Card Blank.

I used my ink pad to stamp the sentiment from the Justrite Large Oval Christmas Wishes Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card. I cut it out using Justrite Joy Oval Frame Dies. I stamped the light bulb frame from the same stamp set onto Teal Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed using CS True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Hope Oval Frame Dies.

I completed the card with a couple of White 5mm Pearls in the top corners.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you two very elegant cards and quite quick too.
    So glad you are nice and warm now.
    Have fun Kitty.

  2. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely blue twofers today. I think the first on edges it for me, colours so vibrant and draw your eye in.
    Yes maybe a bow rather than a buckle or even a flower.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  3. Two lovely cards I like them both. So pleased your heating s fixed I remember my boiler gave up just before Christmas a couple if years ago it was a nightmare xxx

  4. Morning Julia, two beautiful cards today.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Two great cards, especially the first one.


  6. Morning Julia

    Pleased to hear you have heat again!

    Two lovely designs today

    June x

  7. Like the first one best but a good technique on the second. Have fun at CE workshops today. I'm having a lace making morning with friends.

  8. Morning Julia, So glad your heating problem has been resolved !!
    Two great cards, I'm especially loving the technique you have used in the second one with the pixie powders and stamping, a brilliant idea.
    Have a good day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Two great cards Julia. Glad your heating has been sorted
    Marion S x

  10. Two great cards, the first one is my fav. because of the colours. Glad you warm and cosy again :-)
    Maria x

  11. Hi Julia
    Two great card. Glad your heating is fixed, have a fabulous day workshopping.
    B xx

  12. Morning Julia, love both cards, must try stamping with the Pixie powders. Have a great day at the workshops. Bx

  13. Hi Julia. Two fab cards, heating fixed and workshops. Things are going good. I'm off for a day with John today, so a great day for me too. I should be good by now shouldn't I?
    SueL x

  14. I must try the stamping technique - it is so effective.

    Off shortly to join Jan at lace.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Morning Julia,
    Pleased your heating is fixed. Two lovely cards.

  16. I haven't tried stamping with PP's yet Added to my "To Do" list After work I will be visiting your shop to get more colours ie the ones you recommended to me at Ally Pally
    I like both cards and agree with you that the second perhaps needs a bow rather than a buckle Have a great day

  17. Love them both the vibrant blue is lovely
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  18. Good Morning Julia, well you know how I feel about Justrite stamps and these cards ring all my bells they are just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  19. Hi Julia,
    Two lovely cards, I particularly like the background of the second one. Glad that your heating is fixed and thanks for all the great inspiration,

  20. Simple but delightful both cards. Particularly like the Blue Zircon embossing powder and the blue card looks a good match, in your first card. Good to hear your heating is back up and running.

    Susan x

  21. Two beautiful Cards ,Thank you Julia.
    Elaine H X

  22. Afternoon Julia, pleased the heating is fixed. Enjoy yourself at HQ today, two beautiful cards, love both of them.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  23. Hello Julia.

    Two Great Cards. I like the simplicity and colour of the first card. I love the background of the second card and think the delicate colour works well with the stamp. I do think you are right that it needs a little something else, as you say a bow or some flowers. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  24. Both are lovely cards julia x love the first one and great background on the second x glad your heatings fixed x
    Theresa w x

  25. Hi Julia. Two lovely cards. My choice would be the first one but do love the teal colours of the second and like others, think perhaps a bow would lift it just a little. X

  26. Julia both of these are gorgeous and you are spoiling us today with two wonderful cards.
    If i was made to choose then it would have to be the first one.

  27. Hi Julia your cards are stunning. Simple cards are good especially at Christmas. I am glad your heating is fixed. I hope the workshops went well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  28. Great cards as quickies as you say Julia...luv Ursula xx

  29. Two beautiful cards Julia. Thank you for sharing.


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