Thursday 21 August 2014

Merry Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background,with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Newsprint Holly A6 Background onto Milk Card using Bottle Adirondack Dye Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Poinsettia Lullaby Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Bottle Ink.

I stamped the Merry Christmas Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped it a second time in the same way. I cut out the Merry panel, the poinsettias panel and the single poinsettia. I coloured in using mica powders from the Cosmic Shimmer Festive Brights Set. I used Christmas Red, Bright Holly and Soft Gold. I cut the main image out using Spellbinders Adorning Squares and inked through the die with Bottle Adirondack. I edged the cut out panels with a little of the Bottle Adirondack.

I added the extra pieces to the main image using 3d Foam.

I wrapped some Green/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon around the right hand side of my background. I tied a bow and added a Bronze Vintage Button.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Vintage Golden Green around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you another lovely card Love the colours. Congrats to all blog winners. Take care KItty.

    1. Morning Julia. A beautiful card today.
      congratz. To all the lucky winners.
      Nancyd xx

  2. Lovely card Julia, and the colours, This is one of the stamps that I have, love it
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  3. Morning Julia
    Lovely bright card today. Love these new Single stamps - so versatile!
    Sheila x

  4. Hi Julia. Great card today. Take care.

  5. Morning Julia, lovely card, love the bow! Love Jean xxx

  6. Super card Julia, another fab singles stamp and gorgeous bow! Hugs Carole Z X

  7. Lovely christmas card today.


  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous therefore of techniques to try here. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  9. Morning Julia, a beautiful card, lovely traditional colours, and your fabulous background and bow. Have a great day. Bx

  10. Lovely card great colours xx hazel

  11. Hi Julia, Truly Stunning Card This Morning I Really Love These Extremely Versatile Stamps, I Love The Awesome Grosgrain Ribbon from Creative Expression a Truly Fabulous Card, Thank You For Sharing!
    Hugs from Sam x

  12. Lovely card I especially like the holly stamp Traditional Chrismassy stuff with a twist

  13. Beautiful card Julia-queen of backgrounds!

  14. Morning Julia
    Another stunning card , love the colours you have used and the random background is beautiful. Also the stamp and bow
    Carol x

  15. Ooh! fabulous card. Love the bottle green and the layering. Pat x

  16. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Congratulations to all the blog winners.

  17. Love the background Julia so clever the card is beautiful as usual thank you love June xxxx

  18. Hi Julia,

    Love the card - just gorgeous. Was lucky enough to win one of your packs of cards - they are stunning in "real life". They arrived the next day!!!!! Well done in fund raising so much money. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  19. Lovely card Julia and the colours are beautiful and so seasonal. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xx

  20. Hi Julia i love this card how you have coloured it in the Christmas coloures beautiful Hugs Lynda Brock xx

  21. Hello Julia, A stunning card, love the background and how you have coloured the poinsettias. The singles stamps are so versatile and a must have.
    Congratulations to the blog hop winners.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. Beautiful card. Love the background and the way you have used the mica powders. Bought mica powders a few weeks ago and haven't used them yet must give them an airing. Helen

  23. oh Julia this is beautiful. lovely colour combo. very christmassy xx

  24. Hi Julia
    I love this stamp, and I actually have bought this one. Love how you have coloured the flower on it.

  25. Hi Julia, Ohhhhhhhh !! I really like this !! the colours, the stamping and embossing etc etc etc, I love it !!
    Congratulations to the very lucky Winners, enjoy your goodies !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. I can see me doing something similar with the sentiments from earlier in the year. Excitement I got my sample card ebay wins arrived yesterday - now I have so many ideas buzzing round in my brain.

  27. Hi Julia, gorgeous card. Very festive. Kind regards Joanne K x

  28. Hi Julia, lovely card. Take care in the colder evenings.
    Hugs Maria

  29. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card today with beautiful background , stamp and my favourite ribbon!
    Congratulations to all the winners. It really was fun doing the blog hop! My second one. A very talented team.
    Thanks Julia,
    Love Myra


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