Tuesday 29 August 2017

There's no place like home for Christmas

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spread Cosmic Shimmer Polar White Sparkle Texture Paste through the Nordic Mask onto Coconut White Card and put aside to dry ( a couple of hours).

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added my frame to my background (once dry) using 2mm Woodware Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess. I matted onto Rich Red Card, Brunswick Green Card and another piece of Coconut White Card.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Holly Coronet Stamp to Die For onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink and embossed with CS Clear Detail Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Lava Red, Rich Gold and Peacock Green Pixie Powders using a Water Brush. I cut out using the largest die in Sue's Art Deco Snowflake Die Set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Santa's Sentiments Stamp Set using Versafine Ink and embossed with CS Clear Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using die #2 from the same set. I edged with the Versafine Ink.

I cut the largest die in Sue's Scalloped Snowflake Frame out of Rich Red Card and the largest die from Sue's Looped Snowflake Frame out of Brunswick Green Card. I stacked all my die cuts up using CE Mounting Cushion and added them to my background.

I cut the holly border from Sue's Poinsettia Flourish & Corner Die Set out of Brunswick Green Card 4 times and added them to 2 of the corners on my frame. I pressed two 8mm Pearls into Clear Perfect Medium. I added CS Ruby Slippers Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. I added more Perfect Medium, more embossing powder and heat set again. I added them to my corners.

I have loaded all of the September Release of Sue Wilson Dies to my website for pre-orders. You can find them here. Orders will be dispatched 13th September onwards.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card today. Great sentiment and back to Christmas traditional colours.Love the background.
    Jan x

  2. Beautiful card Julia, love the background.
    Annette x

  3. Stunning card Julia dies are brill I love the sentiment
    The background is lovely
    Love june xxxx

  4. Gorgeous card, really stunning.


  5. Lovely background, great design.

  6. Good morning Julia,
    what a wonderful card. Colours are great.
    Rolf xxx

  7. Hello Julia, a very striking card today, love the layout and a great sentiment. Have a good day all. Bx

  8. Good Morning Julia.. Stunning card this morning . I love the textured back which is stunning . The colours and the stamp all work so well... Wendy

  9. I really love this card Julia, the colours are so good

  10. Such a beautiful card .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  11. Lovely card julia x beautiful colours and love the sentiment x
    Theresa w x

  12. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I think this card would be appropriate for either gender and all age ranges, very useful. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  13. Morning Julia, Really lovely.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, design and colors. Love the sentiment.

  15. Hi Julia, beautiful card Today

    Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs June Smith xxxx

  16. I love that you have used traditional colours in a very subtle way

  17. WOW Julia this is stunning, i love the bright traditional christmas colours.This is a really beautiful stand out card.

  18. Hi Julia I love this card the I love the background and the dies and the colours just are perfect for Christmas

  19. Beautiful card Julia. Lovely sentiment. xx

  20. Hi Julia

    Gorgeous traditional Christmas card

    June x


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