Wednesday 17 July 2013

Happy Holiday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Here's another card with a rosette.

For the background, I stamped one of the baubles from the Justrite Vintage Christmas Ornaments Stamp Set using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I then stamped the 'Noel' sentiment from the Justrite Christmas Vintage Labels Four Clear Stamp Set a few times. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Holiday Magic M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord.

I popped some Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto some card and cut a Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament and a holly border from the Spellbinders Holly Accent Die Set. I peeled off the backing from the bauble and covered with Lavender Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter. I cut 4 of the largest dies from the Spellbinders 2011 Snowflake Pendant out of Coconut White Card. I inked through the die with Dusty Concord on all of them. I left 2 of them whole and fixed them together using 3D Foam offsetting them slightly. I trimmed the long pointy bits off on the other 2 and scored them across the centre. I made a cut to the centre of each and mountain and valley folded them. I glued them together using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Christmas Vintage Labels Four Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 22 and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I added it to the centre of my rosette with a couple of foam pads.

I peeled the backing off the holly border that I had cut and rubbed Lavender Polished Silk Glitter into it.

I tied a bow using Purple/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and added a Fancy Pearl Embellishment.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Vintage Plum around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Great card, though feels odd looking at Christmas cards at 6am when the thermostat says 23 degrees!

  2. Morning Julia
    thank you such alovely card takr care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia
    WOW I love it - really liking the backgrounds with the intermittent words.
    Love the contemporary colours who says Christmas should just be red, green and gold.
    Keep them coming.
    Amanda x

  4. Good morning Julia I love this card I think I might have a go at this design myself. When I get back from holiday I am going to start my Christmas cards. I've already made some toppers using gliding flakes. Have a good day.Jackie

  5. Morning Julia, A really lovely card, my fave colourway and loving the rosette and the background, as always, is gorgeous. Love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Fabulous!! Great card, Julia, must try a rosette, been meaning to for ages. Love this card!
    Hugs Annie

  7. Hi Julia, beautiful card, love the colour, may just have changed the colour choice for my Christmas cards. Bx

  8. Hi Julia. Love this one. I think the snowflake done like this is stunning. TDQ Karen's comment is so true. It is really odd, lol! Take care.

  9. Love the concertinaed snowflake Julia, it's very effective.

  10. Stunning card Julia love it all xx hazel

  11. You're really in the zone...interesting to look back how your designs are changing all the time. Well done; Mabex

  12. Love this one Julia and the colours are gorgeous

  13. Lovely julia, just lovely.

    Love Val x

  14. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card but would have left the bow off, just not keen on big bows.

  15. Hi Julia, Love the card and the background is gorgeous love Jean Z xx

  16. A stunning card Julia. I do like these cards done in colours that aren't the traditional Christmas ones

    xx Sandra

  17. Another scorcher. . . . . . Weather and card! x

  18. Lovely card Julia,

    Saw you demo this one, I made the other one similar to it in Pink ready for Christmas.

    Thank you for your inspiration

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Another lovely card Julia. Like the aperture with the bauble idea - must give that a go. Love the colours too.


  20. Hi Julia,

    Wow! What a beautiful card. X

  21. A really lovely card Julia

  22. Hi Julia another lovely card done in a lovely colour,I'm usually traditional colours with my tree but with cards I love doing pastels and monochrome!! I'm also finding it hard to do any crafting at the moment as in London it's been in the 30s and very humid,not that I'm complaining cos it's better than the cold and rain we were getting!! Love Lesley x

  23. Hi Julia, lovely vibrant card, I love it.

  24. Hello Julia, Stunning card, saw you demo this and love the rosette snowflake and the vibrant colour, I have most of the ingredients, so will give a version of this a try. Thank you for your inspiration.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  25. Totally gorgeous and fabulous, i love the purple and white and all the lovely details. Thanks for all the step by step info too :)

  26. Lovely card Julia, I will have to have a go at making something similar. I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Spellbinders Holiday Magic M-Bossibilities Folder.
    I've just received the fabulous Just Rite Stamp Sets and Dies you recently demonstrated and look forward to trying to recreate some of your fabulous designs.
    Many thanks for the step by step guides and inspirational ideas,
    Angela X


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