Wednesday 3 July 2013

Winter Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Apologies for the Christmas card today but as I currently have the Stamps to Die For Bauble Stamps in stock in my Amazon Store, I thought I'd share this demo card from the last set of Christmas Shows.

For the background, I ran some lavender card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations New Year Dove Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then rubbed Vintage Plum Gilding Wax all over. I inked around the edges with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the Floral Bauble with Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2011.

I stamped the Winter Wishes Sentiment from the Justrite Noel Christmas Ornament Clear Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and added White Detail Powder. I did not heat set at this point. I stamped the bauble from the same stamp set around it, using Perfect Medium and added White Detail Powder. I then heat set the lot and cut it out using a smaller Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament 2011 die.

I stamped a border using one of the foliage stamps from the Creative Expressions Snowflake & Sprigs Stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with White Detail Powder. I edged the panel with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam and popped it onto a black mat.

I assembled the card as shown adding a couple of tiny bows from my stash, some Black Pearls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Vintage Plum around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia a great card - proof positive that traditional colours are not the only colours for Christmas! I bought the stamps from your shop yesterday and can't wait to use them! Happy.Wednesday, the hump day, downhill now to the weekend! Hugs Annie

  2. Happy holidays,
    This stamp is wonderful and the card fantastic, I love the purple and white combination.


  3. Morning Julia,

    Lovely Christmas card. Brilliant background embossing. X

  4. Morning Julia - or should I say Merry Christmas..
    I can do Christmas everyday, a wonderful card loving the baubles and I am thinking that maybe lavender is the 2013 Christmas colour.
    Amanda x

  5. Morning Julia
    lovely card have a good day take care Kitty.

  6. Morning Julia
    It's ok with christmas card I will let you off because I have just received my christmas hunkydory pack so I will be making christmas card at the weekend so I will but your on the pile to look at thank you for the idea the colour are great x Tracy w x

  7. Hi Julia, a Christmas sample is great, and this one with the colours used is gorgeous. We all know how fast time flies trying to get Christmas cards done. Bx

  8. Morning Julia. A fantastic Christmas card have kept the recording of you showing
    it for when I'm ready to start making mine.
    Nancyd xx

  9. Hi Julia, love this..fabulous colour! I am definitely going to start making Christmas cards this weekend, I am feeling all behind already! Carole Z X

  10. Good morning Julia this card is fabulous I love the colours you have chosen. So many of us are working on Christmas cards now thank you for the inspiration. Jackie

  11. Morning Julia, A really beautiful card, my favourite colour, and the embossing and compilation is gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Hi Julia. This is a beautiful Christmas card. I love the baubles and the matching stamps. Your embossing is so crisp, it's lovely. Take care.

  13. a fab card ,these ate lovely stamps and dies.Laura O

  14. Good morning Julia, definitely seems that lavender, lilac and mauve hues are going to be around this Christmas and the Seedless Preserves distress ink is one I have my eye on! Best wishes Jackie D

  15. Great card, lovely colours and I do like those stamps

  16. Lovely card Julia and fabulous background as usual. x

  17. Christmas if fine Julia lovely card xx hazel

  18. Gorgeous Julia, adore the colours nice to have a change from red and green

  19. Hi Julia, so pleased you have joined bloglovin, it makes my mornings so much easieras I can now look at all my fav blogs with a clic.
    The lavender card is lovely and the white embossing so crisp.
    X Ros

  20. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, but can't get into anything Christmas yet, still waiting for summer.

  21. Hi Julia,
    Absolutely gorgeous card and it's good to get ideas early for Christmas. Love the colour combo you've used too.

    Love Sheila xx

  22. I love Christmas cards Julia and this one is lovely, I have the stamp so I will be trying it out soon love Jean Z xx

  23. Hi Julia,

    Don't apologize for showing us Christmas cards I am sure we are all making them now lol!

    Beautiful card, love the Purple colour and the background folder. I have just ordered my Bauble dies 2010 & 2011 as I missed them previously so I can make some cards with them this year.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  24. Hi Julia I loved this card when you demoed it on your show and was watching a recording of you doing this card last night! I'm def starting my cards early this year and will be doing more pink and lilac ones thanks to your inspirations! Love Lesley z

  25. A beautiful card Julia, I really love this one. Keep the Christmas cards coming I am hoping to get starting mine soon, so it is great to see what I need to get.

  26. Hi Julia, I love this card.Keep thinking I must start Christmas cards soon x

  27. Hello Julia, Never too early for Christmas cards, this card is beautiful, the pastel colours are a welcome change to red and green. Your embossing is so clean and crisp. Love the background as always.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  28. Beautiful baubles Julia, the stamps complement the dies sooooo well.

  29. Hi Julia, beautiful card. I love the colours you have used.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  30. What a stunning Christmas card....!!!

    I need to keep this in mind when I start my cards....sometime soon, hopefully


  31. Hi Julia
    What a gorgeous Christmas card- it's a new colour scheme for Christmas to me and I love it! The new year dove embossing folder is beautiful as are the bauble stamps - must take a look at your shop online at amazon very soon before you are out of stock! I love the plum gilding wax it's really pretty, I have quite a few of the gilding waxes and can't stop using them to highlight my embossing from folders I've used.
    Best wishes from Katie-Louise

  32. Hi Julia, didn't have a chance to comment yesterday but love this card! xxx


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