Friday 22 June 2012

Think Snow!!

Hi Bloggers.

I know Think Snow is not what we really should be doing at this time of year but let's face it we may get snow very early this year - this is certainly a lousy summer so far except the the occasional warm day.

Anyway, this is a card that I'm hoping to demo in the 2pm show today.

For the background, I've used the Couture Creations Wild Poinsettia Embossing Folder with some white card through the Grand Calibur. I popped it through a second time to extend the pattern. I inked around the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I cut a 1" strip of cobalt card and used the Spellbinders Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities to cut an insert in it. I glued a strip of white card behind the pattern. I wrapped a piece of white crochet ribbon around the card and then glued the border on top.

I cut the largest of the Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament dies out of cobalt card. I then cut 4 of the motifs out of white card using the Spellbinders 2012 Snowflake Pendant die set. I inked through the die on all of them with Chipped Sapphire. On 2 of the motifs I snipped the fancy pointy bits off with my scissors. I then scored across the centre to divide the motif into 6, turned it over and scored in between these sections (I'll show this in the demo). I made a cut along half of one of the lines on each of the trimmed motifs and then concertina folded. I glued them together with Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

I glued one of the complete motifs to the bauble die cut. I added 3d foam to the back of the other one and then put it on top of the first rotating it slightly. I glued the concertina pendants on top. I cut 2 snowflakes (same die set) from white card - these benefit from a bit of greaseproof proof paper between the die and the card. I inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire and added them to the motifs with a few foam pads. I finished off with a half pearl in the centre.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions WInter Greetings Stamp Set using Cobalt Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and inked through the die with Chipped Sapphire.

I finished the card off with some Blue Glass Glintz and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White.

Hope you can join me later on Create & Craft at 2pm and 8pm with Nigel.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Stunning card Julia. I love it.

  2. Hi Julia, will be tuned in today and this card has the WOW factor, so beautiful.


  3. Hi Julia,

    A really beautiful card, hopefully will get time to watch today. Bx

  4. Stunning and really effective. What a treat Sue yesterday and you today! Well at least the awful weather gives me an excuse to sit and watch you both! Good luck today!

  5. Beautiful card Julia - mind you I don't want to think snow just now the rain is bad enough!!

  6. What a lovely card. Along with the card on Sue's blog this am. it has to be one of the nicest Christmas cards I've seen!
    Carolyn B

  7. Good morning Julia

    As ever inspired by both you and Sue - the recent designs and what you have both produced with them as truly lovely. I am really looking forward to seeing all the others you share with us.

    Thanks Julia

  8. Hi Julia.
    I like this card it fantastic. The weather well good job we got spellbinders to play with.

  9. Stunning card love the colours

  10. Stunning card Julia, looking forward to the shows.Hugs Debbie x

  11. Morning Julia, Wow a FABULOUS xmas card, i think this would be for someone special. I love everthing about it, that bauble topper is amazing. Looking forward to seeing you on C&C. Emma

  12. Morning Julia

    This is stunning and I am looking forward to seeing your shows. Think I am addicted to spellbinders lol

    I think the shows on C&C are so entertaining and you look as though you have so much fun.

    Sue xxx

  13. Absolutely stunning card Julia, I'm looking forward to the shows later! Carole Z X

  14. Hi Julia, lovely card great colours, looking forward to seeing
    you on c&c have set record as I have to go back out and don't want to miss any, recorded all Sue's shows dies are great.
    Nancyd xx

  15. This is a lovely card Julia - I love the concertina effect of the die. I have the Bauble die set and have never thought of doing anything like this. Must have a go!!! The colours are nice and crisp - just a brilliant design.

    Thanks for the inspiration - will be watching and recording this pm!!

    Hugs Sue P xx

  16. A lovely card Julia, very pretty

    xx Sandra

  17. Hi Julia lovely card love the colour used and the dies. will be watching later xx hazel

  18. A beautiful card Julia!

    Sarah x

  19. Just watching you make this beauty. Don't know how you kept going - naked twister with Nigel, after a couple of bottles of Lambrini !!!!

  20. Hi Julia, I know we don't want to think of snow, but lets face it here in the midlands today it's a winter coat day, so snow... you never know. I love the blue and white you have used, beautiful card. Lesley x

  21. A beautiful designed card using those fantastic dies, the colours are just so right.

  22. Hi Julia Like this one very much. I caught the last bit of 2pm show so did not see a lot of demo. Saw you wearing xmas hat and having fun with Nigel. Hoping to catch 8pm show
    Carol E

  23. Hi Julia, this card is stunning, I love it. Sorry I missed the shows today away from home sadly attending a funeral. Hugs Christine H xx

  24. Hi Julia,
    Great card, stunning colours, just right up my street
    Best wishes
    Caz x

  25. Fabulous card Julia. The idea with the concertina fold is lovely and such a useful tip, thank you so much.
    Hugs Linda x


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