Thursday 15 December 2016

I Love You!

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you enjoyed the One Day Special shows. I'm now prepping for another one on December 22nd! Absolutely no time for any Christmas shopping this year!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I added CS Glue, spritzed it with a little water to loosen it up and then used my finger to spread it all over the acetate. I sprinkled CS Teal Wash and Purple Violet Pixie Powders over then misted with a little more water. I sprinkled CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost over. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and added it to my background. I patted it down using a piece of Kitchen Roll and put it aside to dry (4 - 5 hours depending on temperature).

Meanwhile, I cut the inner die only from Sue Wilson's Jubilee Petite Striplet into a piece of Coconut White Card 5 times. I glued it to my background once it was dry.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles and Double Pierced Rectangles Set B. I added it to my background using 3D Foam Tape.

I misted a piece of Watercolour Card with water and sprinkled over the same 2 Pixie Powders that I used for my acetate background (Teal Wash and Purple Violet). I put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite For All You Do Vintage Labels Three Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using die #1 from Sue's St. Lucia Die Set. I cut dies #2 and #3 together out of Coconut White Card. I cut die #4 out of my Watercolour Card Pixie background.

I cut the 2 largest complete flowers from Sue's Striped Nastutium Die Set out of my Watercolour Card Pixie Background twice. I cut the corresponding open flowers from the same die set out of Coconut White Card twice. I made my flowers and added a Small Circle Dazzler to the centres. I cut a couple of leaves from Sue's Trailing Ivy Die Set out of Coconut White Card.

A couple of Coconut White Card mats and some more Small Circle Dazzlers on the corners of my frame completed my card.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card saw you demo this one on your show which were great as always.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning julia a really lovely colourful creation for us today, gorgeous.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Morning Julia.
    Thank you for all the great shows.
    Today's card is so pretty too.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

  5. What an amazing background to create a lovely card. The demos I have watched from ODS were great - beautiful creations as always.

  6. Great shows Julia. Beautiful card really stunning.
    Jan x

  7. Stunning card Julia, loved all the shows and the techniques.
    Marion S x

  8. A stunning card Julia I hope to catch up on your shows this evening xx

  9. Good morning Sue and crafters all,
    Lovely card today, background very vibrant. The white striplet and frame make it pop!!!
    Thank goodness for online shopping!!!
    I do not go round the shops anymore due to my mobility problem with osteo arthritis in my hips and knees.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  10. Gorgeous card-love the background.


  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I must try that technique I do love the Pixie Powders. I hope you are able to get some Christmas shopping done as well as your prep. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. Your ODS shows were great.
    B xx

  13. Gorgeous card Julia. I love the background technique.

  14. Crikey, Julia, you are going to meet yourself coming backwards at this rate! A beautiful card today.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Beautiful card today Julia love it your shows were brill thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  16. Morning Julia

    Another stunning card. I love the Pixie Powders!

    June x

  17. Morning Julia, I saw you demo this technique yesterday, it is so effective, and this card is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hi Julia. What is it about pixie powders? I seem to love every card you make with them. OK, I love bright colours. SueL x

  19. Good Morning, poor you its alright being in demand but it doesnt leave much time for yourself or family, but I have to be honest I love your shows and would be devastated if you gave them up.
    A beautiful card today I love the background it looks fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  20. Hi Julia,
    Truly Tremendous Shows On Hochanda Extremely Exquisite Tips And Technique's Thank You So Very Much For Sharing
    Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 Love From Sam xxx

  21. Gorgeous colours and card Julia.
    Elaine H X

  22. Stunning card - love the background and pixie colours used.
    Great Hochanda shows.

    Susan x

  23. Lovely card julia x thoroughly enjoyed your shows and appreciate all your hard work x
    Theresa w x

  24. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I love the Acetate background technique. Plus I like to see multi cut striplets, they can look so different. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  25. Hello Julia,
    A most effective card and the background colours are really lovely! Love the flowers too.
    Thank you, Love Myra xx

  26. The colours are just beautiful and thank you for the tutorial on how to make the background.

  27. Julia this card is stunning and wow the colourful
    background is amazing too.
    I absolutely love this card.

  28. An absolute stunner, needless to say I love the background, your ideas amaze me...thanks Julia, hope you taking some time off after Christmas, you gonna burn out!!! Luv Ursula xxx

  29. Hi Julia. This is a gorgeous card. Such a vibrant background and those nasturtiums are beautiful. Xx

  30. Hi Julia, I love this card, the background is superb, pixie powders are brilliant, there is so much you can do with them, and the colours are so vibrant. Take care. Bx

  31. Hi Julia,
    Stunning card, love the colours and enjoyed the shows I managed to catch.
    Thanks for sharing,

  32. Wow, what a gorgeous card. Love the colours. Can't wait to try this technique

  33. Is very pretty Julia - love it


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