Tuesday 13 December 2016

One Day Special on Hochanda this evening

Hi Bloggers.

I'm launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm. It's a Justrite Sale Show with lots of other goodies on offer too as usual.

Here's today's sneak peek -

This is one of my favourite styles of card - so easy yet so impressive. There are several Christmas background stamps (including the one on this card) on the show but I haven't made a single Christmas Card with them. Hopefully, I can show that they're not just for Christmas.

So, starting with the background, 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 Holly Garland Background Stamp. I stamped it onto Coconut White 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 and then went back to my stamped images. I added CS Gemstones Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

I covered the background with a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheets. I removed the other piece of backing and added CS Iced Snow Glitter Jewels.

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 and a little CS Glue (as adding to glitter).

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Ornate Happiness Squares Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using die #2 from Sue's Refined Rectangular Frame Die Set. I mounted it onto 3D Foam, added some glue and tucked it into my frame.

I popped some CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I peeled away the other backing sheet and added CS Gemstones Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

I cut the 2 largest complete flowers from Sue's Striped Nastutium Die Set out of my gilded card twice. I cut the corresponding open flowers from the same die set out of Coconut White Card twice. I made my flowers and added an 8mm Cream Pearl to the centres.

I cut a couple of leaves from Sue's Trailing Ivy Die Set out of Coconut White Card.

I added a couple of mats of Coconut White Card and some 8mm Cream Pearls to my frame to complete my card.

I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

I will try and load photos of the samples I've made for the shows to the gallery of this blog and to my Julia Watts Facebook Page today - please be sure to have a look as there's some lovely products on the shows.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    A lovely sparkly card Thank you.
    The recorder is set.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia
    Another stunning card.I simply love your backgrounds.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Jan x

  3. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card, colours so vibrant. The nasturtiums really set it off.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Lovely card.. Just going to set recorder.

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love it. I am looking forward to your shows. Have a safe journey. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Great card-love the background.


  8. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, looking forward to your shows.
    B xx

  9. Morning Julia, I love how you have created this background, and you are right, this doesn't look like a Christmas card. It is so, so effective.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Beautiful card. Love that background.

  11. Morning Julia

    What a fabulous card. Totally love how you've created this

    June x

  12. Love this card Julia so preety love the flowers also just bought the flower die look forward to your show see you tonight xxxlobr June horrocks xxxxx

  13. Good Morning Julia, that is one beautiful card and I love the background the junkie bits look fabulous and I will enjoy your shows for sure. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  14. Morning Julia,
    A very Pretty card. I'm out tomorrow so sadly won't get to watch the shows.

  15. Simply beautiful, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Morning Julia, gorgeous card today

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

  17. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, love the colours in the gilding flakes. Look forward to seeing your shows,
    Thanks for sharing,

  18. Lovely card and looking forward to the show tonight.
    Many thanks.

  19. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I agree with you about the easy yet impressive Cards and this really fits the bill. Thanks for sharing.

    Looking forward to your shows.

    Best wishes

  20. Lovely card and just settling down to watch your show

  21. Beautiful card julia x love the gilding flakes x
    Theresa w x

  22. A stunning card Julia, I just love the way you use the glue and gilding flakes and then add the sparkles...a beautiful background....luv Yrsula xxx

  23. Hello Julia, a gorgeous card, love the sentiment. Bx


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