Friday, 18 November 2016

Christmas in Blue...

Happy Friday,

Its back to normal with a Christmas Friday I really must get a start on my mums card! lol

Ive chose one of my favourite stamps from my Christmas range the leaping reindeer created in a different way!

I stared by stamping the reindeer in perfect medium onto heat emboss able acetate.  I added detail silver shine cosmic shimmer embossing powder and get set this.  I then added cobalt PVA dimensional glue into the space left by the embossing.

Once dry (leave this overnight to get a proper dry finish) I turned the piece over so that the blue shows through neatly.  I then added frosted sky PVA at random intervals on the front as snow along with some smaller dots of the cobalt PVA.

I framed the piece using a frame made with the noble double pierced dies set A and B in bright white and cobalt foundation card.  I added the whole piece to a background embossed with the twinkle star A4 embossing folder along with some layers of cobalt and white.

I made up a bow of silver white and blue and added a pearl heart in the centre.  The sentiment, from the same set, is stamped in silver on a silver pierced tag backed with a cobalt tag.

A different colour Christmas card but its my favourite so why not!!



  1. Fabulous card. Being a member of the Stag Owners Club it's traditional for us to send Stag (reindeer) cards at Christmas so I'm always looking for a new idea.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you a great card.
    Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning John, this is a fantastic card really really love it.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi John
    Love it, love it must give this a try. I have your reindeer stamp.Thanks for your inspiration.

  5. Hi John, really love this card, blues and silver are fabulous together. Have a great day. Bx

  6. Totally stunning John, beautifully designed in blue, love it Kate x 😉

  7. Hi John and crafters all,
    Lovely card in your favourite blue great idea stamping on acetate! The CE embossing folder with snow would also make a good background with some of it highlighted.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  8. Gorgeous card-love the colours.


  9. Gorgeous card John, the reindeer looks so dimensional . Marion S x

  10. Hi John
    A lovely card. I bet it looks stunning in real life, photos just don't do the cards justice.
    B xx

  11. What a beautiful reindeer. Certainly a different idea.

  12. Morning John, of wow this is one super duper card, how I wished I could see you making this technique on the Reindeer and acetate, any chance on Hochanda the next time you are on.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, June Smith xxx

  13. This is you to a tee, I know you love your leaping reindeers, gorgeous, xxx

  14. Great card John. You do give us plenty of inspiration.Joycex

  15. Morning John,
    I love this card, it's gorgeous.
    I love your stamps, and have had a good play with them the past couple of days, decorating four Christmas Eve boxes. Next year can we have some snowmen stamps please....
    Enjoy your day

  16. Morning John, Beautiful !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Beautiful card this morning, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Hi John, beautiful card. Love the blue, very striking. Love Rosemarie X

  19. Hi John,
    That colour combo looks wintery, so makes it a lovely Xmas card.
    Hugs, Rose

  20. Hi John Love it, especially the pva background. Very striking card. SueL x

  21. Fab card John. Love the reindeer in the snow! Xx

  22. Fantastic Card John, love the Reindeer Stamp.

  23. Great card, John, your snow has turned out so well and really goes with the reindeer.
    Sue Mac

  24. Good Morning John gorgeous card today I love the blue dots so pretty to. hugs Shirleyxxx

  25. Really like this card the blue reindeer is different but so effective and as others have wrote the pva dots really look good. Been away to Maderia for two weeks so did not manage to watch your shows live been viewing them yesterday. I enjoy your demos you always explain so well what you are doing and why. Have a good weekend. Kind regards Sandra.😊

  26. Morning John

    Again, I love this card and how you've designed it

    June x

  27. What s stunner John love the raindeer and the background. The colours are fab xx I bet your mum has a collection of beautiful cards
    Love June Horrocks xxx

  28. Eh up John
    Little too much bowage for me but love the reindeer and the snow effect is marvellous.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  29. Hi John this is a stunning card. I love the design and all the layers. You must make a gorgeous card for your lovely mum. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  30. Hi John. I really love this card but I don't know if I am being a bit thick, but I can't work out how you have done the PVA dots. Did you put them straight onto the acetate?


  31. Love this card mornings card John. Something about the blue and white cards, they are always the ones that catch my eye first.

    Hugs to all
    Have a happy day

  32. Lovely card John. Thank you for sharing.

  33. Hi John,
    what a very stunning and gorgeous card.
    I love this very fab dsign.
    The colours and layers are wonderful.
    Super heat embossed Reindeer also.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  34. Great "Blue" Christmas card today using your leaping reindeer. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  35. Hi John,
    This card is so beautiful, I love it.
    Thanks for sharing,

  36. Lovely card john x fantastic how you have created the reindeer x
    Theresa w x

  37. Hi John, i love this stunning and magical christmas card.
    The colours are gorgeous and i love the pva dots around that beautiful reindeer.
    This is definately my favourite christmas card so far.