Tuesday 4 October 2016

Mica and Ice

Hi Bloggers.

Here’s today’s card –

For the background, I cut the large decorative die from the Justrite A2 Butterfly Garden Frame Dies out of Coconut White Card. I added a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet to the front. I turned it over and added Phill Martin CS Chic Aubergine and Chic Moss Mica Powders. I removed as much of the excess Mica Powder as possible and then glued a piece of copy paper over it to make doubly sure that no mica powder would contaminate my glitter jewels.
I turned my background over, removed the other backing sheet and then added CS Iced Snow Glitter Jewels. I cut my background out using the largest die in the same set.

I stamped the image from the Justrite Meadow Circles StampSet onto Coconut White Card using CS Lilac Whisper Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut it out using a die from the Justrite Stitched A2 Banners andRectangles Die Set. I cut a mat out of Black Card using the circle die from the Justrite A2 Butterfly Garden Frame Dies. 

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely frosty card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Soft and delicate - that's what today's card is. So pretty!!!
    Enjoy your Beading break.
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  3. Hi Julia
    Stunning card great use of colour.
    Jan x

  4. Morning Julia, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Good morning - very pretty card today, so delicate!

    Maggie B xx

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love it. I hope that you are enjoying your break. I also hope that you will share your beading with us. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Morning Julia, stunning card today. Hope you are enjoying your beading.

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

  8. Hi Julia, a super card, love the colours. take care. Bx

  9. Morning Julia, gorgeous card, love the colours. Marion S x

  10. Hi Julia. Lovely card, those jewels really sparkle. SueL x

  11. What a lovely background Julia. Pretty card.

  12. Great card, Julia - love this technique.
    Sue Mac

  13. Another beauty Julia enjoy your beading
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  14. Good Morning Julia, such a clever use for that background die from Justrite, love the colours to. hugs Shirleyxx

  15. Wow another stunning background, love the idea...the colours are so pretty....luv Ursula xx

  16. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card, hope your are having a great time.

  17. What a beautiful card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Morning Julia, Gorgeous colours, Gorgeous 'bling', a very Gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. WOW Julia

    I love this card!

    June x

  20. Very pretty Julia, love the icy effect

  21. Stunning card Julia. The iced snow is certainly jewel like. Thanks.

    Hope you are enjoying your beading time out.

    Susan x

  22. Hi Julia beautful card and a fantastic idea for the background .
    I must try this idea as have some mica powders never thought of this .Thank you Julia for sharing .

  23. Hi Julia
    A very lovely card
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  24. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. Great dies and stamps, I think it has a really nice delicate look. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  25. I haven't tried this technique I must have a go Saying that I found a piece when I was clearing up where I'd stamped or printed on acetate and stuck that to a piece of adhesive sheet and covered that in mica Never got used because I managed to get air bubbles when putting the sticky sheet on So it's going in my "Technique" folder Will definitely have a go with die cut backgrounds

  26. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the soft colours from the mica powders.
    Thanks for sharing,

  27. Like the sound of this technique. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing.


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