Friday 12 July 2013

Merry Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

I've a few Christmas Cards to share - hope you don't mind!

Here's today's offering -

The background on this one features Alcohol Inks but this time I used them on Silver Mirri Card. I popped some Aqua, Cool Peri and Denim Alcohol Inks onto my applicator tool and inked all over the Mirri Card, replenishing the ink when necessary. Next, I popped some Snowcap Mixative onto my craft sheet and used it to stamp the 2 snowflakes from the Justrite Inner Thoughts Stamp Set (on order for my Amazon Shop).

I wrapped a piece of White Silky Crush Ribbon around the background. I tied a bow using 2 lengths of the Silky Crush Ribbon and added an Idea-ology Christmas Adornment adding a pearl in the centre.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Grand Christmas Sentiments (I have ordered some of these for my Amazon Shop) using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 20 and inked through the die with Broken China Distress Ink. I cut a Justrite Vintage Label Four Die out of Black card and at the emboss stage added the Spellbinders Holiday Magic M-Bossabilities Folder.

I cut a holly border out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Holly Accents and inked through the die with Broken China.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Beautiful shimmery Christmas card. Must try the alcohol inks on mirri, it looks really special. Thank you.
    Marion xx

  2. Hi Julia, what a fabulous idea with the alcohol ink on mirri card. This card is really lovely. Bx

  3. Hi Julia
    Must try alcohol ink the christmas card look beautiful thank you Tracy w x

  4. Good morning Julia this card looks fab and I don't mind Christmas cards at all. So many good ideas for inspiration today. Jackie

  5. Morning Julia
    lovely card thankyou Kitty.

  6. Morning Julia, What a beautiful card this is, I love all the elements on it, what beautiful colours you have used, they complement beautifully. For some reason, I haven't used mirri card for ages, but I will definitely be trying this one.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx


  7. Morning Julia,

    Love this card. The background looks so beautiful. X

  8. Hi Julia. Lovely card. I must try using mirri card with alcohol inks, it is a great effect. Take care.

  9. Morning Julia
    Fabulous Christmas card, top tip alcohol ink and mirri must give this a try. I know its warm but Christmas cards can be shown everyday.
    Amanda x

  10. Morning Julia,
    Great background, never used alcohol inks on mirri card. must give this a try.

  11. Lovely effect with the alcohol inks on mirri Julia and a stunning card. Have a good weekend. Pat x

  12. Morning Julia, I love the background treatment on the mirri card, it's incredibly effective. (the rest of the card is good too, LOL).

  13. Hi Julia,
    WOW this is gorgeous, love the colours and I don't mind whether they ar Christmas, birthday, anniversary etc as I just love to see your cards.

    Love Sheila xx

  14. Hi Julia, just love Christmas cards and this one is lovely, I watched you make it on C&C and the shows were great love Jean Z xx

  15. Hi Julia
    I love the background on this card. Christmas is fine for cards as all your cards are fantastic.

  16. Morning Julia, a fab. Christmas card warched you demo
    it still trying to catch up with your shows watchng you at the
    moment with Paul he comes across really interested in
    whatever you are doing great for crafters as he doesn't
    interup your demo's too much, and we can't get enough
    Chtistmas cards so never appogise for showing us your
    Nancyd xx

  17. Hi Julia this is a lovely card and I hope you carry on showing Xmas cards as it might get me to start mine,as I really can't get into the swing If doing them when it's 30 degrees outside!! Having said that this morning in London is very cloudy and there's no sun at all so maybe I should get some done today before the sun returns!! Lol looking forward to your shows next week love Lesley x

  18. Hello Julia, WOW, this is beautiful card, the background is stunning, must give thus technique a try. Love the font on that stamp, will keep checking on your store.
    Keep the Christmas cards coming, yours are inspirational.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. Beautiful card Julia,Although I wouldnt do my christmas cards this early I love looking at all of your creations

    xx Sandra

  20. Stunning card love it xx hazel

  21. Beautiful card, looks great on here so in real life I am sure it is exquisite...will have to try something similar. xx

  22. Hi Julia, using the alcohol ink on the mirri makes a really lovely background. Not sure about the black mount though, think I would have gone with some blue to echo the ink on the topper. Anyway have a good weekend, best wishes Jackie

  23. Lovely card Julia,

    I love these Grand sentiments, definitely on my wish list

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  24. Hi Julia watched your shows last night the demos were ,fantastic.I have learned so much about stamping that I am going to try making backing paper.Your book what a great idea.You put so much work into your shows,you must have been exausted.
    Thank you for all the inspirations.

  25. Great card Julia. That background is amazing and something I definitely want to try. Thanks for the fab demos! x

  26. Evening Julia, lovely card. Saw you demo this on tv and loved the background. Kind regards Joanne K x

  27. hi Julia,
    This would not normally be a card that i would go for , but this one is so lovely that i have had to stop and admire.
    Love and crafty hugs


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