Saturday 5 August 2017

Checkerboard Poinsettia Border Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, I have a sneak peek for you today from the One Day Special that I'm launching on Hochanda on Wednesday at 6pm.

For the background, I cut Sue Wilson's Checkerboard Poinsettia Border out of Milk Card 5 times. I created my own background paper by spritzing a piece of Milk Card with water and adding Lava Red and Rich Gold Pixie Powders.

Once my Pixie Powder Background was dry, I added my die cut background securing with CS Glue in a Woodware Fine Tip Glue Applicator.

I made a frame out of Milk Card using Sue's Double Pierced Background Rectangles. I added it to my background using 2mm Foam Tape, trimming away the excess.

I dusted a piece of Milk Card with an Anti-Static Pad and stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Santa's Sentiments Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium. I added CS Ruby Slippers Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set using a Low Speed Heat Tool. I cut it out using Sue's Pierced Flags and cut the next sized die out of Antique Gold Pearl Card.

I cut Sue's Poinsettia Cluster dies out of Rich Red Card and Antique Gold Pearl Card. I added a 5mm Cream Pearl to the centre of each flower.

I matted onto Antique Gold Pearl Card, Rich Red Card and Milk Card. I completed my card by adding an 8mm Cream Pearl to each corner of my frame.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, such a beautiful card today, the background looks amazing. love it.

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

  2. That's gorgeous. Love the background. A beautiful poinsettia cluster.

  3. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. The poinsettia cluster is lovely.
    B xx

  4. good Morning Julia. stunning card this morning . Love the back ground you have created with the pixie powders. The poinsettia boarder and cluster work so well on the card. Looking forward to watching you Wednesday ...Wendy

  5. Love this card, it's gorgeous.


  6. Beautiful card I love the rich colours you've used

  7. Hi Julia
    Love this card,stunning.
    Jan x

  8. Hello Julia, a lovely card with rich colours, great background. Have a great day all. Bx

  9. I love this card Julia the background is just lovely I need pixi powders
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  10. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, love how you have created the background.

  11. Beautiful card Julia, love it
    Marion S x

  12. I love this card, Julia. I won this die in Sue's last blog release and it cuts beautifully. Really looking forward to seeing what you come up with using it.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Lovely card Julia. I've got all the necessary dies already so hope you wont mind me pinching your idea! Thanks for the inspiration. Look forward to seeing you on Hoch. Always love your demos xx

  14. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. It was a surprise to find out the background was a border die, what a great idea. I'm looking forward to Thursday. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  15. Beautiful card Julia. What an amazing background.

  16. Lovely background, it looks like lace ,
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  17. I love the way you've used the due for the background. The flowers are a great addition.

  18. Hi Julie

    This is a very pretty card, the die makes it look quite lacy

    June x

  19. Lovely Christmasy colour - thank you Julia.

  20. Do like this one. A lot!!!


  21. Beautiful card Julia. Lovely background. x

  22. Just my kind of card, love the background paper, just the red and gold and topped with such a beautiful die cut...luv Ursula xx


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