Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Art Deco Framed Candle Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's sneak peek from the One Day Special that I'm launching on Hochanda tomorrow at 6pm.

For my background, I spread Cosmic Shimmer Polar White Sparkle Texture Paste through the Holly Background Mask onto Coconut White Card. Leaving the mask in place, I sprinkled CS Peacock Green Pixie Powder over. I removed the mask and cleaned it under a tap and set my background aside to dty. The Pixie Powder does it's magic while drying and splits into different shades.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Set B. Once my background was dry, I added my frame using 2mm Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card.

I stamped the candle from the Creative Expressions Christmas Motifs Stamp Set using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I coloured in using CS Intense Pigment Stains. I used Emerald, Rich Crimson and Sunflower Yellow. I popped a drop of each into separate wells in a Palette and used a Water Brush to pick up the ink. You only need a tiny bit so you could colour loads if images with just one drop! For the candle flame, I picked up some Red Crimson on my Water Brush and mixed that into the Sunflower Yellow in my Palette to make an orange. 

I cut the image out using dies #3 and #4 from Sue's Looped Snowflake Frame Die Set. I cut die #4 out of Rich Red Card and glued the 2 die cuts together.

I cut dies #3 and #4 together from Sue's Art Deco Snowflake out of Coconut White Card twice. I cut die #4 out of Rich Red Card twice. I glued the pairs of die cuts together and glue the pairs together, offsetting them as shown to form a really pretty circular frame for my candle.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Santa's Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Versafine. I cut it out using Sue's Pierced Flags. I cut Sue's Poinsettia Cluster out of Coconut White and Rich Red Card and added a 5mm White Pearl to the centre of each flower.

I completed my card by adding an 8mm White Pearl to 3 of the corners of my square frame.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).

22 comments:

  1. Morning Julia, absolutely love this card, the stamped image is so lovely coloured like you have done, and the frame you have made is brilliant. Have a great day all. A bit wet though. Bx

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  2. Hi Julia
    Your Christmas cards are so different and original.I love them.Thanks for my order Julia it arrived so quickly.
    Jan x

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  3. A wonderful background Julia I really must give it a go xxx

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  4. Morning Julia, this is such a beautiful card, I too love the background and the candle, yes love it.

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

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  5. Gorgeous card, love everything about it.

    Michele

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  6. Hi Julia
    A lovely card, brilliant background.
    B xx

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  7. Yet another wonderful background, Julia. Lovely card.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  8. Love the card Julia the background and the candle are brill
    Thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxx

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  9. Morning Julia,
    Great card, Looking forward to your shows.
    Lydia
    X

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  10. good Morning Julia.. Beautiful card this morning . That you for sharing . Looking forward to watching you tomorrow.... Wendy

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  11. Hi Julia. Great background done with the paste and pixies. Nice traditional Christmas colours. Get me, I made my first Christmas card yesterday. SueL x

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  12. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I really like the layout of this card and especially like your background. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  13. just gorgeous Julia.
    Elaine H X

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  14. Great card Julia, love it
    Marion S x

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  15. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  16. This technique is so intriguing I must give it a try, it looks amazing...a beautiful card Julia...luv Ursula xx

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  17. Lovely card Lovely idea Something I must try out

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  18. ooh i really love this, so different from traditional cards.
    I love the pixie powder with the texture paste and will have to give this a go.
    Look forward to watching the show too.

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  19. Hi Julia Lovely card the background is fabulous and the candle with its detail is lovely too

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  20. Must give pixie powders plus texture paste a go as the effect is lovely.
    Jan
    Northampton

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