Thursday, March 27, 2014


Hi there,

I'm back today to share with you another sample of my flocked backgrounds. For this one I ran a piece of Sticker Paper applied with Palm Leaf Flocking, through the Sizzix Plaid embossing folder inked with Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink. The full tutorial for this technique can be found in the Tips and Techniques section.

I used another of the March Reveal Sets, A Winter Cardinal, Set 518. I stamped the image in Black StazOn and used watercolor crayons with a Dove Blender Pen to color. I fussy cut the image and applied Dimensional Glue to the beak and when it was dry I went over it with an orange Copic.

The Gypsy Red Velvet Glitter and the Green Iris Glitter was added to the image using the Sakura Glue Pen.

"Joy", a chipboard word, was heat embossed first with Firecracker Red and then I went over it and heat embossed with Green Marbled Christmas, love the mottled effect these marbled embossing powders give!

I tied up my bow and wrapped it around the flocked background and layered the background to red card base edged with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. Sparkle N Soft Cherry Sparkle was then applied to the exposed sticky edge.

I stuck some Tear-ific Tape to red cardstock and then punched out a circle, removed the protective layer from the tape and stuck "Joy" to the center. Cherry Sparkle was again added to the exposed tape. I layered that with dimensionals to another punched red circle, which had been attached to the center of the bow with a brad. You can see this in the photo below. The image was then also added to the cardfront with dimensionals to finish off the card..

If you need further instructions, you'll find them in the gallery, right here. Hope you've enjoyed my share for today. Come back and visit me soon.

I'd like to enter this card in the Crimbo Crackers' Challenge, where it is Anything Goes Christmas.




  1. That bg looks fab Shona...I loved the christmas colors too ! Lovely card !

  2. Your flocked background technique looks awesome every time. It's perfect on your beautiful Christmas card. Love your coloring of the image, this stunning bow and sparkle of course. Your card is truly gorgeous, Shona.

  3. Fabulous card and technique. I didn't realize the background was flock. I'll definitely have to try this one soon.

  4. Shona, you know I'm loving this card! My favorite set from SnS to date. You've done that flocked & embossed background so stunning. Also enjoyed seeing how you colored this beautiful cardinal and coloring over the beak glue was something I had never thought to try. That is one gorgeous sheer bow too. Simply lovely. TFS & Hugs.

  5. Shona, this is a beautiful card, all wrapped for Christmas! Love the frilly bow and the contrasting Joy chipboard. Beautiful card. hugs, de

  6. Love yout early Chrismas card love the bird and the joy text!!! Great design!!


  7. What a wonderful card !! I love the cardinal and the beautiful background you created !!


  8. I love this card! So glittery and that background is awesome! Love cardinals, they are one of my favorite birds so this really caught my eye.


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