Friday, 7 September 2012

Really Quick Christmas Card

Hi Bloggers.

How's this for a quick card?

I dusted a piece of Milk Card with my anti-static bag. I inked all over the Christmas Trees mask with Perfect Medium and popped it on top of my card with the ink face down. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the normal embossing sandwich. The ink transferred to the debossed pattern. I sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Golden Green Sparkle Embossing Powder, shook off any excess and then heat set.

I pieced together my sentiment from the Create A Scene Text stamp set onto my acrylic block and stamped it onto a piece of Milk Card using Olive Green Archival. I embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Large Labels and inked through the die with Pine Needles Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I mounted it onto a Fleur de Lys Rectangle cut from green card.

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

I'm off to Thorpe Park today with Kathryn and her boyfriend on a pre-Uni fun day - wish me luck!

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peak from Sunday's shows.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, what a sweet card, any Grandad would love to receive this card I am sure. As you say so quick to make.


  2. Morning,
    A lovely simple card but so effective. With this busy time for card making approaching quick cards are always handy.
    Amanda x

  3. Morning Julia, I really like this card and a quick Christmas card you say, O.K. I believe you lol! Love it! Enjoy your pre-Uni fun day with Kathryn and her boyfriend, Christine H xx

  4. Hi Julia I really like this card
    A quick card for you is half a day for the rest of us lol
    Thanks Jayne

  5. Hi Julia, a great card, I have the festive masks, and this has given me a lot of inspiration. Have a good day out. Bx

  6. Another great technique. Are you stamping or spellbinding on Sunday? I will have to record it as working Sat. night so will be sleeping though it isn't unknown for me to get up and watch something I'm interested in!!

  7. Morning Julia, A lovely quickie card today, but as another postee said, quick for you is not necessarily quick for us ha ha!!! This card is beautiful and ideas could be used when 'batch cardmaking' for charity or Church fetes or yourself if you send a lot of Christmas cards. A lovely card Julia.
    I hope you have a great day at Thorpe Park with Kathryn and her boyfriend, re-charge your battteries ready for Sunday. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. What a stunning card ,have a great time at thorpe park ,Melanie

  9. Hi julia a lovely quick card is always a good thing to have have fun at thorpe park and I hope to watch you on sunday love lesley xx

  10. Morning Julia lovely quick card, love the trees. Hope you have a great time at Thorpe park xx hazel

  11. Hi Julia,
    Great card love the trees.
    Enjoy your day at Thorpe Park.

  12. Morning Julia

    I love this card

    Have fun at Thorpe Park
    Sue xxx

  13. Morning Julia. Ideal as we need quick bulk makes for xmas cards, however its still stunning and stands out, lovely colour and layout. Enjoy your day out!

  14. Good morning Julia, This is a great card, love the trees. I agree with other comments a quick card for you, but would take me an age.
    Enjoy your day out with Kathryn. Will be watching Sunday.
    June xxx

  15. lovely card,the three trees as a background is very appealing.Laura O

  16. Hi Julia, it doesn't look anything like a quick card! Lovely! Carole Z XX

  17. Another great card Julia

    xx Sandra

  18. Hi Julia - I love this card but haven't seen the mask before - could you tell me where I can get it from please. Your card is so elegant and classy - I just think it is brilliant.

    Hugs to you Sue P xxxx

    1. This is the link to the Creative Expressions Stockists page for this mask


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