Saturday 13 October 2012

Happy Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

A Christmas card today.

I stamped the Christmas tree image from the Creative Expressions Christmas Swirl Stamp Set using Cobalt Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Crystal Embossing Powder.  I cut it out using the largest of the Spellbinders Fleur De Lys Rectangles and inked through the die with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.  I cut another Fleur De Lys Rectangle out of cobalt card and offset it behind the image panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Cobalt Archival and embossed with the clear powder.  I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five and inked while still in the die with Chipped Sapphire.

For the background, I randomly stamped the snowflake from the same stamp set using Cobalt Archival.  I heated it with my heat tool to make sure that the ink was dry and then popped it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Regal M-Bossabilities Folder.  I put it through a second time to extend the pattern. and then inked around the edges with Chipped Sapphire. 

I ran a piece of 6mm Hi-Tack Tape along the bottom section of the background piece, overlapping the card at either side.  I then ruffled some Royal Blue American Seam Binding along it and wrapped the excess around the back.  I added another piece of Hi-Tack Tape along the side and ruffled some more ribbon down it.

I cut some snowflakes out of white and cobalt card using the Spellbinders Create-A-Flake die set.  I inked through the die with Chipped Sapphire on the white ones.  I layered the snowflakes up and added a 5mm White Pearl in the centre of each one.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges. I also added a self adhesive pearl swirl.

Hope to see some of you at the Kettering Show today.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, Beautiful card, loving the colours and the christmas tree, loving the ruched ribbon, just gorgeous.
    I will be seeing you later, must go for first train now, have a good show.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. I love the ornateness of this card - have a good day at Kettering, wish I could be there.

  3. Good Morning Julia,
    Lovely card today, love the colour, ribbon and the image, a wonderful card. Have a great show today, see you tomorrow.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  4. Hi Julia
    Love the card. So much going on.x

  5. Lots of lovelyness on this card Julia gutted I can't make Kettering have been looking forward to it for ages.....thats life!!
    Have a great weekend

  6. Really lovely card. So like the ruffling.

  7. gorgeous card Julia - love the cobalt ink - have a great weekend

  8. Lovely card Julia nice change from shoes and girls!! LOL! I love your use of decoration with the ribbon and the dies. Well done! Have a good weekend.

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  9. Blue and white...wonderful coulors for Christmas. I really love this card and I´m so fascinated by the way you make pearldots as a frame. I´ve tried, but mine get bigger and smaller. I have to practise more I suppose.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Love from Eva in Sweden

  10. Julia,
    Tia is a stunning card. Wow.

  11. this is just stunning - love it xx

  12. Hi Julia, what a beaut, love the blue and white theme. I have not ruffled my ribbon for a while will have to give it a try on a card soon. Wish I could visit Kettering but too far away.

    Wilma x x

  13. Gorgeous card Julia. I love blue for Christmas cards.

  14. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card enjoy Kettering wish i could be there

  15. Hi Julia,
    Stunning card beautiful layout and the colours work so well.
    Hope you have a good weekend in Kettering.

  16. Hi
    Really like the colours and the tree but this is a tad too busy for my taste - would replicate but not with the ribbon i think.
    HAve a great weekend at Kettering.
    Amanda x

  17. Hi Julia, this is a beautiful card, hope the show goes well. Bx

  18. Stunning card Julia, enjoy the show

  19. Fabulous card Julia. Thanks for the inspiration yet again.
    Beryl xx

  20. Brilliant card Julia, love the colours

    xx Sandra

  21. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  22. Morning Julia gorgeous card really like the stamp and colours used. I won't be at Kettering but hope you all have a fab time xx hazel

  23. Hi Julia

    Stunning card. Hope you have fun at Kettering

    Sue xx

  24. Hi Julia
    Lovely card, have a great weekend
    Happy crafting
    Love Tina x

  25. Morning Julia, WOW this is a special xmas card, i love blue and white as so classix. Enjoy your weekend at kettering. Emma

  26. Morning Julia, a great card love the blue and white but the
    background is a little busy for me wouldn't do snowfakesso dark
    but love it anyway. Nancyd xx

  27. Hello Julia, Stunning card, love the blue and white and the tree is fab, must get that stamp set. Have a fun weekend at Kettering, wish I was there.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  28. Fab card really like this one .Laura O

  29. Hi julia wow love this card,and the blue and white colours look so cold and wintery!! Have a good time at kettering, looking forward to the shows next week love lesley xx

  30. Hi Julia, gorgeous card...I really love dark blue for Christmas cards, have a good weekend at the show! Carole Z X

  31. Love this card! It's stunning! Claire x


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