Wednesday 23 November 2016

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

A bit of Fire & Ice today -

For the background, I cut the 3 decorative dies from Sue Wilson's Swirly Vine Background out of the same piece of Black Card, leaving a border around the outide edge. To make cutting easier, I cut 1 die at a time.

Next, I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto the front of the die cut. I turned over to reveal the adhesive and added CS Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

I turned over and removed the other backing sheet. I added CS Iced Snow Glitter Jewels. I used a die from Sue's Double Pierced Squares to neaten the edges and matted onto Antique Copper Pearl Card.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Scribbled Frame Sentiments Stamp Set onto Black Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed using CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder (seems to show up better than Ancient Copper). I cut out using Sue's Stitched Flags and cut the next sized die in the set out of Antique Copper Pearl Card.

I popped another piece of Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Black Card. I removed the other backing sheet and added CS Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I then cut all 4 sizes of flower from Sue's Cape Daisy Die Set. I glued them together, offsetting them and added an 8mm Black Pearl. I cut the 2 smaller leaves from Sue's Swirly Leaf Trio out of Black Card and out of Antique Copper Pearl Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm Black Pearl to the corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card I don't think the photos do it justice I bet it's much better in real life. I thought it was John tonight but have record all set anyway so looking forward to it.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

  3. Hello Julia, this card is awesome, love how the cape daisy came out with the gilding flakes. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    Unusual card today, as Nancy D says photograph does not do or justice so would love to see it in real life. Cape daisies look terrific gilded - need to get them.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Hi Julia,
    what a very super card and such a great design.
    Lots of lovely work gone into this very lovely design.
    I bet it looks even more stunning in real life as the camera sometimes can never do justice to our lovely work.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Beautiful card Julia, love the fire and ice technique.
    Marion S x

  7. Stunning card, really lovely.


  8. The colour of the gilding flakes makes this look very Autumn to Winter as we are . Hence a most appropriate card. Lots of great techniques.

  9. I've never done the fire and ice technique but must give it a go as it is so effective. A lovely card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Fire and ice always looks spectacular The cape daisies cut onto "guilded" card look gorgeous

  11. Morning Julia,
    A very striking card.

  12. Stunning card Julia love it the colours are brill and the flower so clever thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  13. Good Morning Julia, that is one beautiful card love the snow and ice look on it to. hugs Shirleyxxx

  14. A super amazing card today Julia, I just love the fire and ice effect, use it quite often....thank you....luv Ursula xx

  15. Hi Julie

    This is a lovely 'frosty' card!

    June x

  16. Afternoon Julia, lovely card today

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

  17. Hello Julia,
    I'm playing catch up again! I thought yesterday's card was lovely and it's lovely to the see the ever popular fire and ice technique again today!
    Thank you.
    Love Myra xx

  18. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love the fire and ice technique. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  19. Lovely card loving the Fire & ice .
    Elaine H X

  20. Fabulous card julia x love the fire and ice technique.
    Theresa w x

  21. Hello Julia.

    Stunning Card. I love this Card, the dies the gilding flakes and the colours. I am even beginning to like the Cape Daisies because of how you have used them, lol. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  22. Stunning card Julia, i always love the fire and ice technique and this card just reminds me how much i love the effect.

  23. Like the fire and Ice on this card. Great card.


  24. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, love the gilding flake colours.
    Thanks for sharing,


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