Saturday 17 September 2016

Seasons Greetings

Hi Bloggers.

Day 1 of Ally Pally today. I'm demoing lots of Justrite stamps and dies and Cosmic Shimmer goodies. Hope to see you there.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used a piece of Yupo White Cardstock. I cut it in half. I added Pool and Mermaid Alcohol Inks using an Applicator Tool and Felt. I then stamped the deer, tree and rock from Lisa Horton's Winter Wonderland Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. Now, to be honest, I made a complete mess of this (I think my Archival needed re-inking) but that wasn't a problem. I just popped some Alcohol Ink Blending Solution onto the background and wiped it away using Kitchen Roll. A little of the blue colour remained, but I was happy with that. So, I started again!

I applied more Alcohol Ink using the Applicator Tool again, this time just around the edges.

Once the ink was dry, I dusted with an Anti-Static Bag. I stamped the images using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. Now, Yupo doesn't really like to be heat embossed I discovered so, you have to be really careful or the top layer will start to shrink away!

I stamped the sentiment from Lisa's Inky Christmas Stamp Set, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder (carefully!).

I stamped little splats around the edges with a little stamp set from the same set using Jet Black Archival.

I matted onto Black Card and popped it onto a proper Coconut White Card Blank.

Sue Wilson, Phill Martin and John Lockwood have shows being broadcast live from Ally Pally on Hochanda this weekend. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from the shows. You can find them all here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, beautiful card today, must dash as just waiting for my transport to take me to AP, see you there.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Morning Julia and crafters all.
    This is a very different type of Christmas card. not really my cup of tea - but each to his own!!. Love the stamp with the deer and the tree.
    Have a great ALLY PALLY.
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx
    ps: What is LUPO card please.

  3. Hi Julia
    Can't get down to Ally Pally. Been advised to stay away from crowds as I'm not well. I will be watching tho!
    Lovely card. I will try this technique t is lovely.
    Anne M xxx

  4. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    Have lots of fun Kitty.

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love it. Have a great day today. I will be there tomorrow. Hugs Jackie

  6. Morning Julia have a great day at ally pally. Hope you have pencilled Monday in as a rest day.
    Love today's card it's so beautiful a scene and the colours are smashing.
    Donna Golby

  7. Good morning Julia, beautiful card. Have a great time at Ally Pally. I will be watching on Hochanda Marion S x

  8. Stunning card Julia have s good day wish I could be there love June Horrocks xxxxx

  9. Hi Julia
    A lovely card. I love it that you tell us where you went wrong and show how you came back from a mistake to create something beautiful. Have a great weekend.
    B xx

  10. Love the background on this card, Julia. Have a good day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, really like the background, enjoy your weekend at Ally Pally and thanks for sharing,

  12. Good Morning Julia, wow what a fabulous card love the background and the colour choice is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  13. Hi Julia, love the card, great to see how you can fix mistakes, and thanks for tip on heat embossing yupo. Have a great time at Ally Pally. Take care. Bx

  14. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, I do like the background, great effect.
    Hope AP goes well.

  15. I'd never heard of Yupo! I'll need to investigate that Love the effect it produces with alcohol inks Coming to AP tomorrow (yay!) Have fun and don't work too hard

  16. Lovely card julia x the stamping is wonderful x have fun at ally pally x
    Theresa w x

  17. Hi Julia

    Really like the colours on this card and the 'splats'

    Enjoy Ally Pally

    June x

  18. Lovely card. Wish i could be there but watching on TV. The

  19. Hi Julia, A lovely card !! Hope everything going well at Ally Pally.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. Lovely background and nice colour. I'm not sure if it is just how it looks on my screen but can others see that the tree has eyes, lol. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  21. This card looks really classy Julia. Hope you've had a good day at AP.

  22. Hi Julia. Great colouring, nice to see alcohol ink being used again.
    SueL x

  23. Lovely card Julia. Had a great day at Ally Pally.


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