Saturday 1 October 2016

Believe in the Magic

Hi Bloggers.

My Dad's tests went well yesterday and he needs to have another check up in 6 months time. Good news.

Here's today's card -

I started by spreading some Phill Martin CS Decadent Denim Sparkle Texture Paste through the Christmas Quilt Mask onto a piece of Acetate. I put it aside to dry (a couple of hours).

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added 3D Foam to my frame and then added it to my background (once dry). I trimmed away the excess acetate then added more 3D Foam to the back around the frame (making sure there were no gaps in the foam).

I popped some Snow White Micro Beads into the centre of a mat of Coconut White Card and then added my frame.

I stamped the 2 sizes of veins from the Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card several times using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Denim Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder. I cut them out using Justrite Multi-Step Poinsettia Dies and added some Snow White Micro Beads to the centres using CS Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Mini Tags Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Cobalt Archival. I cut it out using a die from the Justrite Snowflake Mini Tags Die Set. I tucked the tag behind a poinsettia securing with CS Glue.

I assembled the card as shown adding another mat of Coconut White Card, some Blue Dazzlers to the corners of my frame and some 5mm White Pearls onto the centres of the Texture Paste Snowflakes.

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  1. Brilliant card, love how you've used texture paste on acetate. So pleased that your Dad's tests went well. Sue x

  2. Morning Julia.
    So glad your Dad's test went well.
    Avery pretty card today Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, this is a fabulous card love it.
    Great news about your dad.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Happy October!!!!
    Lovely card today, colours look so pretty and with the poinsettias with micro beds - look so life like.
    So pleased that your Dads test went ok, a relief all round.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Hi Julia
    Good news about your Dad.Love this card fabulous
    Jan x

  6. Morning Julia, so pleased that your Dad's tests went well, what a relief.

    Lovely card today, and I am so pleased that I have that mask too, so will have a play.

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

  7. The blue poinsettias look so effective.
    Pleased to hear good news about your Dad.

  8. Good morning Julia, fabulous card, love it. Great news about your Dad. Marion S x

  9. Wow-stunning card, love it. Glad to hear your Dads tests were OK.


  10. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, love the texture paste on acetate and blue poinsettias.
    Glad to hear your dad's tests were ok.
    B xx

  11. Beautiful card Julia, glad your dad had good news x xhazel

  12. A really pretty card, Julia. Good news about your Dad.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, I love the mask.
    Pleased to hear your Dad had good news, a relief for you.

  14. Good Morning Julia, I love how youve created that card with the mask, the colour choice is fabulous.
    So glad you hear that things went well for your dad you must be so relieved. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  15. Hi Julia, what a fabulous card, love the look of the shaker style card with the stencil design. Good news about your Dad. Have a great day all. Bx

  16. Beautiful card Julia so pleased for dad
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  17. So pleased your Dads tests went well.
    Love your gorgeous card ,it is delightful.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  18. Something special today Julia! Love the Christmas quilt mask. The addition of pearls finishes your card off perfectly - I have decided that I do not use enough pearls on my finished projects. Thanks.

    Good news about your dad.

    Susan x

  19. Hi Julia
    A gorgeous card love how you have used mask and the poinsettia are beautiful .
    looking forward to trying to make some of these this afternoon thank you Julia

    Good news for your Dad x

  20. Hi Julia
    A gorgeous card today. I do so love the colour combination, so special for an X Mas card. So pleased about your dad's test results. Have a lovely weekend...xxxxx

  21. This is a fab christmas card, love the mask and the love colour.

  22. Great card, Julia - love these texture pastes.
    Sue Mac

  23. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I really like it all and will have to copy. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm pleased your Dad's tests went well.

    Best wishes

  24. Hi Julia, Great news that your Dad's test went well.
    This is a very beautiful card, very fresh-looking, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  25. Hi Julia, Great news that your Dad's test went well.
    This is a very beautiful card, very fresh-looking, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I do love the design I was wondering how it was done. I am so glad that your dad's tests went well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  27. So glad your dad's tests went well. Lovely card today. Thank you for sharing.

  28. So pleased that your dad's tests were OK. Elderly parents are increasingly a worry aren't they?

    On a more cheerful not than that last point: this a lovely card. I especially like this mask and because it can be cut up along set lines it is a particularly useful one. Love the flowers.


  29. Beautiful card Julia. Glad your dad is ok.
    Hope to see you soon,
    Maria x


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