Here's today's card -
Milk Card using the Creative Expressions Sparkle Flakes Embossing Folder. I matted onto Rich Red Card and then another piece of Milk Card. I added CS Glue around the edges of my background and then sprinkled CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost over. I added a spot of Quickie Glue to the centre of some of the stars in the background and popped CS Golden Stars Glitter Jewels on top.
Sue Wilson's Poinsettia Star Die Set into 2 pieces of Milk Card. I sandwiched a piece of Acetate between them using Quickie Glue - it's important to make sure that EVERY line on the die cuts in secured to the Acetate.
Working on the back, I popped some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer onto my Craft Sheet. I added one drop of CS Rich Crimson Intense Pigment Stain to it and mixed well using a Paint Brush. I then added CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost and mixed again. I used this to colour the Poinsettia's on my Acetate. It's better to add a really good amount, to fill the area enclosed by the die cut. I cleaned my brush and then added more Lacquer to my Craft Sheet. This time I added a drop of Emerald Intense Pigment Stain and mixed well. I used this to colour the leaves. Finally, I added some Lacquer to my Craft Sheet and mixed in some CS Rich Gold Pixie Powder. I used this to colour in all the remaining areas. I put this aside to dry - approx 2 hours. The glitter used on flowers falls to the bottom, which is actually what we want as that means it's all at the front.
Sue's Radiating Star Die Set out of Rich Red Card. I cut the largest 2 dies from the same set out of Milk Card and glued the 2 die cuts together. I left them a while for the glue to set and then added die 3 from the same set and cut. This created my frame. I added some thin strips of 2mm Foam Tape. Once my Poinsettia Star piece was dry, I added my frame and trimmed away the excess. I added some 3mm Pearls to the centres of the flowers.
Wide Brush and put aside to dry (approx 20 mins). Once dry, I cut the flowers from Sue's Poinsettia Cluster twice. I cut the outer die from the same set out of Milk Card twice. I added some 3mm Pearls to the centre of the flowers.
There have been a couple of new releases. Firstly, new masks from That Special Touch - you can find them here. I think this one will be the most popular -
The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 11th August is ....................................
Please email me at email@example.com with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.
I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek from the Woodware shows I have on Thursday.
Thanks for stopping by.
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Morning Julia, a gorgeous card, love the way you have done the star. Well done June, enjoy your card. Have a great day all. BxReplyDelete
Beautiful card. Love the star.Congratulations June.
Gorgeous card Julia, this was one of my favourites from your recent shows. Loving the look of the new GlitterbitzReplyDelete
Congratulations to June.
Marion S x
Good Morning Julia. Stunning card this morning . The colours you have created are amazing . I love the poinsettia cluster and the red behind . I need to brave and have a play with Acetate.ReplyDelete
Wow-this card is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Brilliant card xx hazelReplyDelete
The star is really striking. Lovely card.ReplyDelete
What a lovely bright Christmas card, Julia.ReplyDelete
A beautiful card, I admired this on your shows - great technique.
Congrats to June.
My recorder is already set for your shows.
Morning Julia, I loved seeing you do this on Hochanda and the finished card is amazing. I was wondering if you could prepare a few little jars with the liquid glaze, a drop of stain and glitters and then seal the jars up for later use or would they go dry?? I will ask you when I come to Ally Pally.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to June Fletcher
Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx
Lovely card, using a great technique.
Beautiful I love doing this technique of painting with pigment ink on the back of acetateReplyDelete
Good Morning Julia. Lovely card. I love the poinsettias in the corner. We have Virgin tv. And just yet we can't get hochanda. They said they would be adding it to the menu but not seen it yet. So I am missing out on all the lovely shows and techniques you are showing us. Well maybe one day they will get their act together. Kind regards Ann Toppcards LeedsReplyDelete
Just stunning loved this card on hochanda when you démodé it thank you JuliaReplyDelete
Love June horrocks xxxxx
Hi Julia. Beautiful card xReplyDelete
Hi Julia a very lovely card .ReplyDelete
Congrats to June.
Elaine H X
Lovely Card. I like everything about this Card, great dies, pretty colouring and a lovely embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations June Fletcher.
I really love this card!Love the design, the colors used... love everything.
Congratulations to June Fletcher!
Hi Julia, This card is lovely !!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to June.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Lovely bright, cheery Christmas card - thank you Julia.ReplyDelete
A superb card again Julia, some great Christmas card ideas, thank you....love those new glitters....luv Ursula xxReplyDelete
Love this card,ReplyDelete
Hi Julia Wow! This card is stunning! I Love the gorgeous colours the star dies are amazing they are very much on my wanted list!ReplyDelete
Hi Julia this is a stunning card it is so beautiful. Take care. Hugs JackieReplyDelete
Fabulous card Julia. XReplyDelete
Julia i love this, love those traditional coloursReplyDelete
within the star.
Everything from the embossing to the start and poinsettia
cluster work wonderfully together.
Whoohoo... I won the card! Thank you Julia!ReplyDelete
Today's card is so sweet and colourful
Beautiful cardJulia. Thank you. Congratulations June.ReplyDelete