Monday, 10 October 2016

In the Blue...

Happy Monday,

An Autumnal card today but not in the usual colours, I thought theres no reason why I couldn't use the Autumns child sentiment on a frosty blue pixie powder card!

I stared by spraying water onto watercolour card then I added midnight blue and white pearl pixie powders to the piece.  Next I sprayed water until the card was soaked which gives this frosty water like look to the card rather than the exploding colours usually with Pixie Powders.  once dry I cut the piece using the outline die from one of the mini Striplet dies by Sue Wilson and matted these with silver and cobalt.

I stamped the sentiment , from my birthday seasons clear stamp set, onto acetate with perfect medium.  Next I heat embossed this with true white detail embossing powder from Cosmic Shimmer.  I added farm made with the double pierced circles set B in bright white foundation card.  I angered this to the acetate and cut around this.

I used a piece of background card that I had made using the same colours and the kitchen roll technique.  while adhering the kitchen roll with the glossy glue, seal and glaze I added some silver gilding flakes into the mix.  I then  stamped my christmas rose clear stamps ( from the Christmas Rose elements clear stamp set) in black archival ink and cut them out with the matching die.  I shaped the roses using my ball toll and added white opaque microbeads in the centres of these before arranging them around the circle.  I added some of the rose leaves, from the same die set, which I covered in diamond snow glitter jewels.

I made the card up as shown which has a simple look but to me with the pixie powders really shines!



  1. Good morning John, todays card is nice xx

  2. Morning John, lovely coloured card today, I especially like the verse on the acetate on the front, looks brilliant.

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

  3. Hi John
    Beautiful card,lovely background colours with your pixie powders,love it.

  4. Morning John and crafters all,
    Lovely card and beautiful sentiment.
    Will really have to get some pixie powders.
    Have a lovely day.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Fabulous card John. I love blue and it's fine for an autumn or winter card. I bought some pixie powders a few weeks ago but haven't had time to try them yet. Will have to have a go.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  6. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care Kitty.

  7. Morning John, a beautiful card love the colours and the flowers are so pretty.
    Nancyd xx

  8. a beautiful card today John, gorgeous background colour!
    Maggie B x

  9. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design. The colours are beautiful. It is such a good idea to put the rhyme on acetate. Have a great day today I know you will be busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi John. Great card. I love the verse on the acetate it really stands out.
    Love Rosemarie X

  11. Hi John
    A beautiful card, gorgeous colours.
    B xx

  12. Morning John,
    Another beautiful card today.
    Enjoy your day

  13. Another lovely card John. I really will have to get some pixie powders. Joyce x

  14. Hi John. Great card. Love the touch of gilding flakes on the pixie powders. Bought more powders yesterday so hoping to play later.
    SueL x

  15. Love the effect of the sentiment on acetate, John - will have to try that. A great card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Beautiful card John in beautiful colours. I especially like the use of microbeads for the flower centres. Marion S x

  17. Love the colours john the verse is brill as are the dies thank you love June xxxxxxxx

  18. Very striking card, and I love the Christmas roses.

  19. Hi John,
    Stunning card, love the colours and the flowers are so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing,

  20. Good Morning John love the background and your flowers look fabulous with it. hugs Shirleyx

  21. Hi John. A very pretty card today and I love the imaginative way you have used the microbeads. What did you use to stick them on with?


  22. Lovely card John. Love the saying and the pretty flowers.
    Love Valxx

  23. Hi John,
    gorgeous card, love the colours, too.
    Hugs, Rose

  24. Hi John,
    a brilliant card and such beautiful shades of colour.
    Wonderful design as usual.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  25. Yet another lovely card!
    Love Nancy xx

  26. Love this card, so simple yet very classy.

  27. Stunning! Now aren't I silly not to think of using a mini Striplet outline die on its own! It is so effective. I have background ready and waiting ....

  28. Not been able to comment much lately as have been relaxing in a village in Spain. Have returned to this lovely card. Can see it made in different colours.

  29. A lovely card John. Pixie powdered flowers are so pretty.

  30. Hi John

    I love the effect you got with the Pixie Powders, gives a CAS design a real punch. I recently bought some so will soon get to try them out for myself.

    Hugs, T x

  31. Gorgeous card John, thank you for sharing this.

  32. Absolutely gorgeous John, always love the colours of your backgrounds and love the words you choose for your stamps.
    Another one i love.

  33. Eh up John
    Terrific background and love the stamped a window through to the background.
    Great card.
    Ang x