Sunday 7 July 2013

Nativity Silhouette

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, here's a sneak peak from the Pick of the Day starting on Tuesday evening.

For the background, I used a piece of Heat Resist Acetate (doesn't have to be heat resist for this particular technique). I popped some drops of Cool Peri, Aqua and Denim Alcohol Inks onto some felt on my Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool and just one squeeze of Snowcap Mixative. I applied ink all over my acetate, replenishing the inks when necessary. I glued this, inked side down, onto a piece of Cobalt Card. I put the glue where my topper and ribbon were to go and a spot in each corner. I wrapped some Navy Blue Silky Crush Ribbon around the centre and secured at the back.

The image is from the new Justrite Clear Stamp Set called Oh Holy Night. I stamped it using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 22 and inked through the die with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I cut a mat out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 22 and again inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Two Dies and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Navy Silky Crush and added a Fancy Pearl Embellishment.

I pressed 4 Art Deco Corners into Perfect Medium, sprinkled with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Metallic Embossing Powder from the Festive Sparkle Set and heat set.

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

I'll be back with another sneak peak tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, what a lovely card this is! Lovely stamps and love the background. Love Jean xxx

  2. Morning Julia
    lovely card thankyou for the sneaky peak takecare Kitty

  3. Oooh, looks exciting. Love those stamps and the background effect is lovely xx

  4. Good Morning, Julia,
    This card is absolutely lovely; cannot wait for your shows.
    Love, Lis x


  5. Morning Julia,

    Love the card. Looking forward to your shows. X

  6. Morning Julia, Beautiful card, the colours on the acetate work beautifully, loving the stamps and the lovely embossing powder on the corners. A beautiful sneaky peek.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Morning Julia,
    The image today is not showing very well on my screen, it's very dark. However, what I can see looks stunning.

  8. Hi Julia
    Stunning card can not believe christmas items are here when it's still lovely and sunny outside just got some christmas items so I will tune in Tuesday thank Tracy w

  9. Good morning Julia I love everything about this card. I'm looking forward to the shows on Tuesday. I really like the look of that stamp set I might have to pop that and a few other bits into my basket as well. Thanks for sharing. Jackie

  10. Hi Julia,
    Oh wow I love this card and the deep blue, looking forward to the shows.

    Love Sheila xx

  11. Hi Julia, lovely taster foe the main event on Tuesday. X Ros

  12. Absolutely Devine Christmas Card! Love your background ,the ribbon and dies and stamp used it really is beautiful !

  13. Absolutely Devine Christmas Card! Love your background ,the ribbon and dies and stamp used it really is beautiful !

  14. Wow Julia, simply beautiful, can't wait for Tuesday

  15. Lovely card Julia. Hope you will feature the acetate/ink technique on one of the shows. x

  16. Love the colours of this card and the alcohol and acetate technique, really lovely card x

  17. Morning Julia
    This looks amazing, I said it would come together...
    Amanda x

  18. Morning Julia! Fabulous card, love the background acetate colours. Lovely, all of to!
    Enjoy your Sunday
    hugs Annie

  19. A gorgeous card Julia,really love that stamp

    xx Sandra

  20. Hi Julia, an amazing Christmas card, just what we need, some inspiration to start early even though the summer sun is shining brilliantly. Bx

  21. Love this card Julia. Have only just found your blog but will be watching you every day now.
    Marion x

  22. Hi Julia, Very nice card the colours are lovely Jean Z xxx

  23. Morning Julia, super card and I love the use of the darker colour, I have already bought midnight blue card for my cards this year.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs Lynn

  24. Wow Julia! This is stunning, I LOVE THE MIDNIGHT BLUE, this would also look great with White snowflakes on ...A beautiful Christmas card. Thank you.
    Being as I won't be here for your shows I have set them up for record, no doubt everything will be sold by the time I get back lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  25. Hi Julia this is a great Xmas card and the background is lovely and very easy to do as I have done this technique many times. Looking forward to seeing what else is on the show and your sneaky peek tomorrow!! Love Lesley x

  26. Beautiful card Julia love the background and sentiment xx hazel

  27. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. I love the stamps. I can't seethe background very well on my screen but will be watching on Tuesday. Take care.

  28. Hello Julia, Beautiful card Julia, love the stamps and the background is fabulous. Thank you for the sneak peeks. Will be watching Tuesday.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  29. How lovely your card is Julia, a beautiful background technique. Looking forward to watching on Tuesday. Pat x

  30. Hi Julia stunning card,I love the colours you used,looking forward to watching your shows.

  31. Hi Julia, lovely card. I love the stamps. Hope there are some left when I get in from work. (on night duty) I will record all the shows.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  32. A lovely card Julia, love the stamp looking forward to the shows.

  33. Hi Julia
    What a wonderful card this is. I love the background using the alcohol inks with the navy ribbon. The nativity scene is a great stamp and love the sentiment also.

    All the best for your potd shows hope you make it through ok!

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise


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