Monday, 3 September 2012

Mica Bauble

Hi Bloggers.

Today's card is a demo card from Friday and it uses Mica Powder in various ways.

It's quite hard to see the background on this card but to create it I popped the Snowflakes Mask onto some cobalt card and misted it with some Pale Gold Mica Powder (from the Metallics Mica Pigment Spray Set) mixed with a little water in the mister bottle that comes in the set. I removed the mask and dried it with a heat tool (you can leave it to dry naturally but I'm impatient!).

I cut 2 sizes from the Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament die set. I dusted the smaller one with my anti-static bag and then stamped the bauble from the Creative Expressions Christmas Baubles Stamp Set using Perfect Medium. I dusted it with the copper mica powder from the metallics set. I removed the excess powder with a dry wet wipe (yes I know it sounds strange!). I then spritzed it with some water and dried it with my heat tool to fix the powder.

I repeated the process with the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Let It Snow Stamp Set and a die cut from the Spellbinders Ribbon Banners Set.

I mixed a little copper mica powder with some Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I pressed the Perfect Medium Ink Pad onto the edges of the larger bauble die cut and then sprinkled some of the copper mica embossing powder over it. I heat set it. I added some more ink and powder where I wasn't happy with the coverage and heat set again. I tied a bow with the Violet Bronze Sheer Iridescent Ribbon and added it to my bauble.

I pressed a couple of Creative Expressions Art Deco Metal Corners into the Perfect Medium Ink Pad. I sprinkled some of the copper mica embossing powder over them, shook off the excess and then heated them. This changed the colour of the corners to match my project.

I finished the card with some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Olympic Gold.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, great Christmas card, love the heirloom dies and your use of Mica powders. Colours are fantastic, just love this card.


  2. Hi Julia,
    Well i just purchased this die set on Saturday. Love the card, watched you change the corners on the Friday show amazing what embossing powder can do.
    Amanda x

  3. Hi Julia, absolutely love this card, saw it on the show. Keep the ideas coming, they are sure to inspire me to start my festive cards. Bx

  4. Lovely card Julia i love these dies and use then often when doing Christmas related items. Love the colours you have used too. xx hazel

  5. Hi Julia - didn't catch the show but thanks for sharing - this is a lovely card

  6. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, I loved it when you demo'd it on C&C, the background technique was gorgeous. I loved the 2 die-cut baubles with another bauble stamped on top, it gives the illusion of 3 baubles, just beautiful. The metal corners really complete the card, gorgeous. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Gorgeous Julia.I haven't played with the heirloom dies much...must have a go
    Sue x

  8. Hi Julia,
    I was very impressed when I saw this on C&C The colours and the way you have used the dies and cosmic shimmer is so good.
    Have a good day.

  9. Loved the demo on Fri. Lovely use of colours. Have a crafty day!

  10. Hi julia I loved this card when I watched it last night I haven't started my xmas cards yet but will be next week!! I've got a few birthday ones to do then its xmas all the way!! Lol love lesley xx

  11. A lovely card Julia. Watched the demo - it was great.

  12. Unfortunately missed you showing these techniques but somthing to have a go at sometime, I particulrly like the way the corners have come out

  13. Morning Julia, Loved this card on C&C you could see background
    better have ordered corners waitng for them to arrive.
    Nancyd xx

  14. Morning Julia, i loved this card when you did it, great colour choice. Ive got into uses mica powders, i spray the stamped and mica dusted image with pastel fixative spray (i have it as paint in pastels)and found it sets it better than water. I also spray it after water colour painting an image with mica powders.

  15. Morning Julia, I also missed you showing this technique, but I have the metallic powders and you have inspired me to have a play with them. Love the colours on this card, very rich and the corners are beautiful.
    June xxx

  16. Morning Julia, saw you demo this one and can't wait to have a go but waiting for my stamps to arrive. Stunning colours. Love Christine H xx

  17. Morning Julia

    This is gorgeous. I have the mica powders and dont use them to their full potential so its great to see how you have used them. I must play more
    Sue xxx

  18. hi Julia
    This is my first time commenting on your blog i watched you do this card on c & c really lovely card havent got these dies but have different ones so will have a go later today thanks for the ideas

  19. Loved this when you made it on C&C Julia and really liked the way you changed the colour of the corners

    xx Sandra

  20. Hi Julia, love this card as I did when I watched you demo it on C&C..these 2010 dies are so much better than the new ones (my opinion!) Carole Z X

  21. The blue is a bit dark for me but love the style xx

  22. This is a lovely card, I had been struggling with my mica powder so thanks for the tip on spraying and heat setting it.


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