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Saturday, 13 December 2014

A Festive Card

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Hi Everyone, I can't believe we are now less than 2 weeks away from Christmas and still so much to do LOL.
Thank you so much to everyone for their kind comments with my Mixed Media Tutorial last week, I really appreciated it. For my DT Post at Cheery Lynn Designs this week, I have made a Christmas card to share with you all. Let me take you through the steps of making this card.


I first of all stamped my Crafty Individuals image in black onto Kraft card and heat embossed with clear ink. Shading my image with Copics and adding Stickles to the berries.


I next paper pieced my large Snowflakes and Pine Branches to the reverse of my card layers to form frames.


You will have noticed on the green foliage I also cut out the top of the branch and layered on to form a corner point.


The Poinsettia's were made by colouring strips of white paper with Distress Spray Stains. I used Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries and Brushed Pewter and dried with my heat gun before adding a touch of gold mica spray. I then die cut out my Poinsettia Strip. 



You get beautiful different shades on your flowers which gives a realistic look. I added some stamens and built them up.


I paper pieced my Holly and my Pine Branches onto my card, checking my Poinsettia would hide the joins before I finally glued on top. finally adding Stickles around the Perimeter.


Thanks for stopping by.

Julie x


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8 comments:

  1. What a fab image,love your gorgeous card.xxx

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  2. Beautiful holiday card Julie! I love the snowflakes and your poinsettia is gorgeous! Wonderful postcard of birds too! hugs :)

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  3. Beautiful Julie - Those flowers are gorgeous! Nikki xx

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  4. Wonderful Christmas card, Julie! I love the flowers on this, so pretty! Xxx

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  5. Hi Julie what a gorgeous card, the stamp is a festive beauty which you have coloured beautifully xx

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  6. Really enjoying the recent red and brown, sepia or Kraft card posts, they give such a lovely Chistmas feel. Another beautiful card......as you can guess I am catching up! Ruth x

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  7. A gorgeous card, great to see another sample of this line of robins at your side, I'm so happy to see that you used this wonderfu CI stamp too on your card! It's so lovely!! Very beautiful, also the poinsettas are wonderful. Hugs, Coco x

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Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

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