Julie Butler - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday 11 September 2013

12 Saturdays till Christmas!

Yup - Its true.    And in the past few days it seems everyone has been putting up posts on my facebook reminding me of the fact!  It is quite scary actually - I have so much to do between now and then with finishing my degree so hopefully I can keep crafting enough to stave off any stresses.

Anyway the gals at Just Add Ink came up with another great colour challenge this week.  The colours were Silver, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black - you can check out the design team entries here.   I absolutely love the striking effect of these colours together.

As soon as I saw the challenge I had a vague concept in my mind.    As you know I have been playing around with different card designs.    This card originally started in my mind as a side step card, but evolved into a centre step card.   I really love how it has turned out.   My very favourite detail was the top layer of the Festive Flurry stamp set and matching framelit dies snowflake I made - which I stamped in the Bermuda Bay, used a versamark pen to highlight just the outside of the snowflake and then embossed using clear embossing powder and the superfine silver glitter.       

The snowflake is popped up on dimensionals with each layer.   Unfortunately I just couldn't get it photographed properly to show the depth without showing just how sparkly it is so you will just have to use your imagination.

Anyway - enjoy.    As usual I love to receive your comments.


Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Brushed Silver
Stamp sets:  Festive Flurry, Joy to the World
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
Embellishments: Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Stampin Glitter, DSP Colour Stacks Neutrals, Silver Glimmer Paper


  1. WOW! Julz, this is really beautiful. LOVE the way you've stamped the sentiment, and the snowflake is stunning. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Julz, I came by to tell you how much I love your card, but you've scared me! It can't only be 12 Saturdays to Christmas! If that is true, I'm am WAY behind in my preparations, LOL! Your card is super elegant, and super beautiful!

  3. I can't believe it! Only 12! WHAT!!
    I love your beautiful Christmas card.....very modern with these colours. These step cards are great. Chantell JAI

  4. Your step card is just gorgeous Julz! Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink this week :)

  5. This card is beautiful Julz and I especially love the gorgeously stunning snowflake. Thanks for joining in with our colour challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

  6. So now l feel soooo behind, really?...only 12..eek! Your card is stunning Julz! Love the way you've used the challenge colours and your choice of dsp makes it very elegant! Thanks for joining in at Just Add Ink.

  7. Congrat's lovely lady!!! WOW this card is amazing!!! Such a gorgeous card!!! Mate I can't believe what you've said about Christmas!! Far OUT!!! Good thing you've got started and what a way to start!! Well done on winning the challenge!!
    SMiles Sharnee :)

  8. Congratulations on your win, Julz! This card is stunning!!

  9. Congrats, Julz, this card is STUNNING! The layered snowflakes achieved perfection!

  10. Really stunning colour combination Julz. Doing the happy dance for your win, congrats+++

  11. Congratulations, Julz! A stunning and real glitzy card! Well done!


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