Saturday, 15 September 2012

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

This card was set to be a demo last Sunday but we ran out of time.

The background is simply a piece of handmade paper. I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threaders out of a pale yellow card. At the emboss stage I added the Floral Lace Mask. I inked through the die with Mustard Seed Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I cut a basket from Kraft Core using the Spellbinders Homespun die set. I sanded it to reveal the core. I cut some flowers out of white card using the same die set and inked through the die with Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I cut some little leaves (again using a Homespun die) out of felt that I bought from Sam Poole here. I popped the Homespun die cuts onto the Fancy Ribbon Treader die cut as shown.

I threaded some American Seam Binding in Blue White through the slots in the Fancy Ribbon Threaded Die cut as shown, attached the die cut to the handmade paper background using 3d foam pads and secured the excess ribbon at the back of the background paper. I tied a bow using 3 lengths of the ribbon, spritzed it with water and dried it with my heat tool scrunching it as I went. I threaded some Baker's Twine from the Primary Set through a cream button and tied a bow. I glued this to the centre of my bow using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I masked off the 'to you' on the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Button Florals Stamp Set, stamped it using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a small die from the Fancy Postage Edge die set and inked through the die with Mustard Seed. I added a couple of 5mm White Self Adhesive Pearls where the holes in the tag were.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Thumbs up from me Julia. ooh and I'm first to post lol...probably because I am 2 hrs ahead... Sat in beautiful Crete...halfway through my holiday and got blog withdrawal syndrome... he he!!

  2. Hi Julia, congrats to HiggiSue for posting first from sunny Crete. Your card is lovely, summery colours, even though I think we missed summer this year again. I hope Kathryn has settled in at Uni and that you are not feeling too upset.


  3. Hi Julia, lovely card and really like the colours...down here in the South West we have been having summer this week, it's been gorgeous! Carole Z X

  4. This card is gorgeous Julia! It would make a lovely Easter Card! Also it is lovely to see the fresh lemon colour not often used!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  5. Great card Julia. The colours are beautiful.

  6. Good morning Julia, Love the fresh, clean look of this card, agree with Heather it would make a lovely Easter card.
    Take care.
    June xxx

  7. Hi Julia, a pretty summery card to brighten the days as it starts getting darker earlier. Bx

  8. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, it is so summery, (which is nice considering the weather outside, yucky) I love the colours you have used and I just love the ribbon threader die-cut. I wasn't too sure about the Homespun die set when I first saw it, but there is so much you can use it for, this card shows that, I love the little flowers in the set too. Like other postees I think this card would be a gorgeous Easter card with little easter eggs in the basket. Have a lovely weekend, and I hope yesterday went off OK, leaving Kathryn. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Morning Julia,
    What a lovely Spring feel to your card today very fresh.
    Amanda x

  10. Julia,
    This is really a sweet card.

  11. hi Julia - lovely card and like other comments think it would be lovely for an easter card with those spring colours. hope all went well Friday.

  12. Morning Julia, a lovely fresh looking card and very pretty. Love the colours you have used. Enjoy your Saturday, love Christine H xx

  13. A really pretty card Julia, I love that little basket die

    xx Sandra

  14. A really pretty card, lovely colours ideal for Easter. Keep busy this weekend to stop yourself worrying about Kathryn. xxx

  15. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card and like some of the others agree it would be lovely as an Easter card.
    Hope you were okay yesterday and didn't get too upset.
    Have a good day.

  16. oh I love this card ,the fresh colours are fab.
    Thanks Julia for your hard work.

  17. Morning Julia, this would be great for easter cards. Nice fresh colours. I hope y/day went well and you didn't cry too much.

  18. Morning Julia this is a lovely spring card love that homespun basket die. The colours are so refreshing that you have used. xx hazel

  19. Hi julia this is a lovely fresh looking card and I think I might actually need to get the fancy ribbon threader!! Lol love lesley xx

  20. Morning Julia, Easter was the first thing I thought of when I
    saw your lovely card just the right colours roll on Easter as in Scotland
    weather is still blustery but at least dry.
    Hope you managed a sleep last night not thinking to much about Kathryn.
    Nancyd xx

  21. As a lot of your blog folloers have said, fresh and zingy, just right for Easter

  22. fab card julia,like the yellow shade

  23. This is lovely Julia - lovely colour and the dies are great. I love this handmade paper and I like making flowers (using my dies) with it.

    Hugs Sue P xx


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