Wednesday 19 October 2016

Beauty of the Season

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Nordic Christmas Mask using the embossing sandwich - I positioned the plated slightly away from the edge of the mask as I wanted a larger background and didn't want a line from the outside edge of the mask. I moved the mask along my card and slotted the last row of the design back in place in the already embossed area and ran it through the machine again, making sure that the plates were set back from the edge of the mask that was now running across my card.

I popped some CS Flake & Glitter Glue onto a piece of Wax Paper. I picked it up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to ink up the Justrite Ribbons of Holly Background. I stamped it onto Rich Red Card leaving the stamp on the card no more than 3 seconds so as not to tear the card. I cleaned my stamp under a cold tap. I used my 'ink pad' and Flake & Glitter Glue to ink up the Justrite Stitched Holly Background and stamped onto Coconut White Card, again following the 3 second rule. I cleaned my stamp. I added CS Mulled Wine Gilding Flakes to my backgrounds. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

I cut 3 panels from the red background, using the stamp design as a guide. I matted the panels onto Antique Gold Pearl Card and added them to my card using Mounting Cushion.

 I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Small Oval Christmas Tidings using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Justrite Joy Oval Frame Dies. I cut the next sized die in the set out of Rich Red Card and cut the largest die out of Antique Gold Pearl Card.

Going back to my white gilded background, I cut a couple of flowers out using the Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies. I coloured some 5mm White Pearls with Graphmaster Marker Pen 02 Old Red and added them to the centre of my flower.

I cut a pair of Sue Wilson's Pine Twigs out of Antique Gold Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls to the corners of the background and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

John Lockwood is launching another One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm. I don't have many products from this set of shows but I'm offering 10% discount on items I do have on my website. You can find them here. Discount 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.
    A beautiful card so rich and festive, thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Gorgeous card Julia. Thank you

    Maggie B xx

  3. Morning Julia, absolutely gorgeous card love the poinsettia it just seems to pop from the card.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today, like how you have made the poinsettia 's.
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Everything about this card is beautiful Julia.

  6. Good morning Julia today's Christmas card is gorgeous. I love design and the colours. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, gorgeous.
    B xx

  8. Hi Julia
    Love today's card, your flower looks great using patterned card.
    Jan x

  9. Gorgeous card Julia, love how you have made the flower.
    Marion S x

  10. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful panel card, love the the gilding flakes on the stamp so pretty.

  11. This is beautiful card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. I love this card Julia your design is beautiful thank you
    June horrocks xxxxxxx

  13. Morning Julia, I love, love, love, this triptych and how you have created it, the stamping and gilding is stunning, as is the flower, I love this card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Julia, I love, love, love, this triptych and how you have created it, the stamping and gilding is stunning, as is the flower, I love this card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Hi Julia. What a gorgeous card!! So many elements that I love.
    SueL x

  16. Love your card julia x the rich red and gold are beautiful x
    Theresa w x

  17. Morning Julia, lovely rich card today, love it.

    Op went well, in a lot of pain but that is expected, each day gets a little bit better.

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

  18. Good morning Julia,
    tha´s an amazing card. Love the colours!
    Rolf xxx

  19. Morning Julia - This is such a gorgeous card, I love the colour combination (perfect for Christmas) and the design is so elegant.

    Have a great day
    Best Wishes
    Tracey, Hull

  20. Good Morning Julia, a really stunning card this morning I do love how you create such classy and gorgeous designs. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  21. Hi Julia
    Really Beautiful card love this background

    trying to get to shop but not working is it me.

  22. Morning Julia

    I LOVE today's card! It is truly exquisite

    June x

  23. Love this, Julia - the colours are beautiful.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  24. A beautiful card Julia.
    Elaine H X

  25. Love this card Julia - colours are fantastic

  26. Very pretty. I love these rich colours

  27. It's a 'stunner' Julia. Love the rich red card and the mulled wine gilding flakes together. Both you and Sue have gone for similar colours today and you have both excelled yourselves. Thanks.

    Susan x

  28. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I think this has a Classic Rich look, the background is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  29. A beautiful, rich and opulent card.


  30. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the elegant look of this card.
    Thanks for sharing,

  31. Gorgeous red and gold Christmas card Julia. X

  32. Hi Julia, a wonderful card in red and gold.
    Maria x

  33. Gorgeous card Jlia. Thanks for sharing this.


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