Tuesday 15 August 2017

Gilded Nativity Silhouette Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, I have a sneak peek for you today from the shows I have on Hochanda on Thursday.

This is a very simple card, suitable for batch making - you may as well use the stamps several times while they have glue on them.

I used a piece of Black Card. 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 stamps I wanted to use. I only added glue to the stamps when I was ready to used them. I stamped them, leaving the stamp on the card no longer that 3 seconds. I popped the stamps into a bowl of water as I finished with them. I find this is the best way to clean the stamps.

I added CS Warm Sunrise Gilding Flakes to my stamped scene. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

I dusted my card with an Anti-Static Pad. I edged with a Clear Perfect Medium Pen using my Tim Holtz Ruler. I added CS Black Mirage Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set using a Low Speed Heat Tool. I matted onto Antique Gold Pearl Card and then popped onto a Milk Card blank.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I edged with Clear Perfect Medium Pen and embossed with CS Black Mirage BS EP. I matted onto Antique Gold Pearl Card and added to my card.

I'll be doing my very best to catch up with all my website orders today. Thanks for your patience.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card, it may be simple but it is really striking with the gilding flakes on the black, love the edging with the mirage embossing powder. Have a great day all. Bx

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card, looks amazing, will be watching the shows.

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

  3. Hi Julia
    Stunning card, looks so beautiful.
    Jan x

  4. Great card Julia, looking forward to the shows.
    Marion S x

  5. Great card, very striking.


  6. Fabulous card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  7. Morning Julia,
    Gorgeous card.

  8. Good Morning Julia. What a beautiful card this morning. I will have to get a move on with my Christmas cards havn't started one yet. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

  9. We were only talking about using this glue , stamping and gilding flakes yesterday at craft club and hey presto, your lovely card today.

  10. Wonderful card Julia, looking forward to your shows

  11. Good Morning Julia . Stunning card this morning . Thank you to you have learnt to use flakes much easier after your 3 second rule. Looking forward to shows on Thursday.

  12. Morning Julia, A fabulous card !! I'm loving the sparkle and your use of the gilding flakes, and the beautiful religious scene. I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Good morning Julia this is a stunning card I love those stamps. I do like traditional Christmas cards. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  14. Hi Julia
    A very beautiful card .
    Elaine H X

  15. Hi Julia

    A very striking card and, as you say, ideal for batch making

    June x

  16. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card.

  17. The Gilding Flakes seem perfect for this design.

  18. Like you say, a great way to batch make Christmas cards. Many thanks,Julia.

  19. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. A nice simple card, a great technique and as you say a great batch card. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  20. Hi Julia Lovely Christmas card gilding flakes are alsways a winner. Julia I'm devastated now I have my computer back it seems that your recent Hochanda shows are not on the rewind programmes there seems to be none between 30th July and 15th August! I do hope they will put them on rewind soon as I really want to see them!

  21. Great card. I must try this 1-2-3 technique again

  22. Lovely card that someone who is religious would be delighted to receive at Christmas.

    Have treated myself to a satellite recorder box so can can now set your shows to record and watch on a large screen rather than the iPad. Just about to set the r cord status!


  23. Wow Julia love this card I know so many who would love it too thank you Julia can't wait to see the shows thank you love June xxxxxxxxx

  24. A great card Julia. I've just started my Xmas cards using some of Sues dies. X

  25. A lovely Christmas card Julia. Thank you for sharing this. Will look out for this on Thursday.

  26. Absolutely love this technique, a beautiful card...thank you Julia....I will be watching the telly....luv Ursula xx


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