Friday, 20 July 2012

Spellbinders Pick of the Week - Black & White

Hi Bloggers.

Here's a card that I'm hoping to demo on one of the shows today.

The spotty background has been created by inking through the Small Polka Dots Mask with Black Soot Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Gala Event Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut the image out using the new Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight. This is such a useful labels shape. I think it's the die set that I've used the most when making the samples for the shows. I inked through the die with Black Soot using Cut n Dry Foam.

The gorgeous mask has been cut using the new Spellbinders Venetian Accents die set. The flower is the new Spiral Blossom Four. The 'leaves' are from the new Venetian Motifs die set. I do like it when there are dies that can be used as leaves.

The borders around the edges of the main section have been cut using the Venetian Accents die set. There are 'holding hands' pieces which can be used to hold onto the main panel. The little diamonds are from the waste on the borders. I finished the card by adding some Black Glass Glintz.

Lovely dies, aren't they?

Thanks for stopping by. See you at 12.



  1. Morning Julia, love love love it thesedies will have to come home. I really love the card it is very inspirational.
    Wishing you loads of luck today.
    Amanda x

  2. Oh Julia, this card is fabulous, I really love these dies, just have to have them. Bx

  3. What a lovely card its a stunner good luck with the shows .Melanie

  4. Lovely card Julia, and good luck with the shows, this is a stunner!

  5. Beautiful card julia, oo those ventian dies are already on my wish list from when i spied them on the spellbinders blog hope a few weeks ago loving them already xx hazel

  6. Gorgeous!! I can't wait til 12noon. Morning is going to go by so slow but I have a list!!! LOL!!
    Waterford - Ire

  7. Morning Julia, I have been waiting with bated breath for today's POW, this taster hasn't disappointed. This card is absolutely STUNNING Julia, I love everything about it. I absolutely love the venetian dies they are stunning, I also adore the labels 28. I can hear my credit card groaning as we speak ha ha !!! I will be with you at 12pm, hope you are not too exhausted after today's shows. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Stunning card Julia - have toa gree with other posters that the venetian dies look fab and will become a must have Lol! I love the monochrome look.

  9. This is a stunning card Julia, I love it.

    Jo x

  10. Gorgeous card, the dies and stamp are fabulous...looking forward to your shows later! Carole Z X

  11. Hi Julia,

    This card is just gorgeous. Love monochromatic cards.

    Looking forward to today's shows.

    Erica x

  12. Good Morning Julia and good luck for your POTW shows, i can't wait to see these new dies in action.
    This care is FABULOUS! love the look of the venetian dies.

  13. Hi julia wow this card is one of the best I've ever seen its stunning! I wasn't going to buy anything from potw as still paying for the last one!! Lol but these dies might just have to come my way!! Good luck for the shows love lesley xx

  14. Wow, another stunning card Julia. Just love that mask and agree its great to get dies that can be used as leaves. Looking forward to the shows and good luck! Christine H xx

  15. Hi Julia, This is the best card you have done so far
    Just love it. Yesterdays was great too very elegant.Must go now to
    catch you on C&C.
    Nancyd xx

  16. Hi Julia, I LOVE, LOVE this card it is STUNNING. This is my sort of card..:)..I know you had to demo the "Ethel" ones, but they were not my sort at all.. I will be watching your programme with bated enjoy your day...:)

  17. Oh WOW Julia this card is just beautiful. That mask die is going to be a must have

    xx Sandra

  18. Hi Julia - bought my POTW at midday and am just watching you demo the above card. It is glorious - such a nice design and I will certainly be doing a version of it - not for anyone in particular, just because I like it!

    You look as if you are enjoying yourself with Leonie at the moment. These are lurvely dies!!

    Hugs Sue P xx

  19. Saw you demo this card on the midday's gorgeous.

    Carolyn B x

  20. Hi Julia
    This is a lovely card for some one just playing around. missed the 12 o'clock show was in work but will be watching the 3o'clock.

  21. Stunning! Have recording the 12 o'clock show but will be glued at 3.00! xx

  22. Oh! Oh! Oh!, my goodness this is a stunning card, the embelishments are just delightful. Busy watching 5 o'clock show, saw part og twelve and part of three o'clock. I'm in awe of all the spellbinders, the embossing folders and stamp releases.

  23. Julia this is gorgeous

    I didnt catch the 12 0'clock show but have recorded it and I have just ordered the mega bundle of dies. Just cant wait for them to be delivered now

    Sue xxx

  24. Saw a bit of this being demoed but have recorded ALL the shows so will get a better look when I watch them back. Congratulations, Julia,you were brill but with so much in the show they didn't give you enough time. I've ordered the big one as couldn't resist the value.Think this looks fanatastic and will have to have go but I'm no good at stamping so will use a ready made topper (is that cheating?). Can wait for it all to come so I can have a good play. Keep your chin up. Love Teresa(Nottingham)

  25. Hi Julia, what a feminine card, a bit mysterious and sexy. Love it. I am on holiday but have recorded your shows to catch up in due course. Hopefully I can seek a peek tonight before bed.


  26. This is a super card Julia and love the black and white. great shows today. Will be back to see more of your great work
    x catherine

  27. Love the Venitian dies and bought them before they went out of stock today, so can't wait for them to come to have a play. This card is just gorgeous, love the colurs and just my type of card. They didn't give you enough time today to do enough demos but loved the ones you managed to finish. Look forward to seeing you again tomorrow x Beverley x

  28. Hi Julia loving your demos I hope you have a chance to get finished today. I got my pick of the week and the Gand dies think I might have liked the pin wheels but has already done my order by then.
    I did order the radii ant and seedling nouveau embossing folder but as I didn't know the correct name I went by picture on the Internet and create and craft had the wrong details on the wrong picture so I am not getting them I will get hounds tooth and diamond instead which I already have. Create and craft strike again I am just hoping they get my package to me in one piece This time!
    Anyway loving your demos they can't spoil keep up the good work.

  29. Hi Julia, great shows, i love all your cards,, i got the butterflys die's yesterday..hugs julie x

  30. Hi Julia

    I watched you make this card, love the striking look of black and white - just wish I could afford to buy them all.

    Hugs Ali x

  31. Gorgeous card Julia
    Great POTW, unfortunately not payday!


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