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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Decandent Teal & Ivory - Christmas Blessings

Good Morning Everyone

Thank you all for the lovely comments and emails you keep sending, its lovely to read them all, I appreciate you taking the time to do this,

On with today's card an 8 x 8 Christmas Card

Product Used:- (which are also links to Phill's website) :-)

Teal Card Stock
Ivory Card Stock
Decadent Teal Colour Cloud Ink
Decadent Teal Twinkles
Christmas Holly Background Stamp
Christmas Holly Sentiment Stamp
Sue Wilson Die - Caribbean Collection - St Kitts
Spellbinder Die Create-a-Flake Three
Creative Expressions Clear Micro Glass Beads
A4 Self Adhesive Sheets
Seam Binding
Small & Medium Dazzlers

First I made an 8 x 8 card in Teal by cutting 20cm x 20cm sq
and 20cm x 23cm
score and join on the reverse

Matting & Layering:

19.5cm sq Ivory Card
19cm sq Teal Card
18.5cm sq Ivory Card

Then attach all these flat to the card.

Using a piece of  Ivory Card cut to 18cm sq I created the background using Decadent Teal Colour Cloud and the Christmas Holly Background Stamp.
Once this was dry I cut a piece of the Self Adhesive Sheeet to 18cm sq.
After carefully removing the backing sheet, after carefully removing the backing sheet I covered the card with Micro Beads. ( I used a shallow box for this then poured the surplus beads back into the jar). I then attached this to the card.

 Using the 2 largest dies I cut these out in Ivory and backed onto Teal Card.

With the 3rd largest I cut this out in Ivory and stamped the  Sentiment using Decadent Teal Colour Cloud Ink. Then attached these to the card using pads.

 Finishing Touches:

Using dies Create-a-Flake 3 I cut several out in both Ivory and Teal, shaped and attached to the card. Then added a small Dazzler to centres.

Making a triple bow and swags with Teal Seam Binding I attached this to the card and added a Medium Dazzler.

Finally I edged around the outer edge of the sentiment with Decadent Teal Twinkles and Glamour Dust around the inner and snowflakes.

                                                           Happy Crafting


  1. Stunning Barb, love the inspiration. .really helps to boost my mojo!! And I get to leave the first comment!! Yay!! xx

  2. Hi Barb,
    A stunning card, so elegant and the colours are lovely.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  3. Wow Phill, another beautiful piece of work you have created. I just love this as I do all your cards..... Many thanks ... Mandi x 🎀

  4. Wow Phill, another beautiful piece of work you have created. I just love this as I do all your cards..... Many thanks ... Mandi x 🎀

  5. Morning Barbara, this is a beautiful card thanks for sharing x

  6. Beautiful, I hope one day I can come close to making cards as beautiful as you do

  7. Hi Barb,
    Lovely card, especially the background and teal is one of my favourite colours.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  8. Hi Barb, ooooooo gorgeous card! Beautiful how you have micro beaded the Holly background. The closest I have is the Dotted Frond background stamp so at least I can compromise...lol! I love the St Kitts die, along with the Christmas holly sentiment stamp and the colour Teal is one of my favourite colours. It's just lush! "Thank you Barb" xx Love Karen xx

  9. Love this texture with the micro beads, a superb card...luv Ursula xx

  10. Gorgeous card, so many details on it. Love the colour, a very modern Christmas card.


  11. Hi Barb, gorgeous card love the background an the colour teal is such a lovely colour. Take Care Melody xXx

  12. Hi Barb. Simply love it. The colour is gorgeous too. SueL x

  13. Hi Barb, A lovely card, lovely colours, I love the background stamping and the create-a-flakes look gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. This is gorgeous Barb, the teal is very striking....love the layout!
    Hugs Donna xx