Thursday, 27 September 2012

Shop Till You Drop

Hi Bloggers.

Today I have a card featuring one of the images from the new Creative Expressions Fashionista Stamp Sets. This young lady is called Hannah and she's from the Fashionista : A Day Shopping Stamp Set.

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. I inked around the edges with Mustard Seed Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image using Jet Black Archival and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured the image in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I cut the image out using Spellbinders Large Labels and inked through the die with Mustard Seed Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I cut the largest of the Card Creator Polka Dots Dies out of yellow card. I cut the largest of the Card Creator Fancy Ribbon Threader dies out of a pale yellow card and threaded some Chalk White American Seam Binding through it.

I tied a messy bow using 3 lengths of the American Seam Binding. I spritzed it with some water, scrunched it up and dried it with my heat tool. I made a flower out of white card, the Creative Expressions Floral Embossing Folder and Mustard Seed Distress Ink. You can see how to do this in my Flower Tutorial on YouTube.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with the clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and inked through the die with Mustard Seed.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, great card for a teenager or twenty something. So with it for today's girls. Love it.


  2. Hi Julia, love this card, it is really girly. Just don't know if I can get away with the usual "no they are not new stamps, I have had them ages". Bx

  3. Morning Julia, I love the new stamps and this girly is definitely going 'shoe shopping', girls love shoes and bags, don't they ha ha. I love the ribbon threader dies, I got these at Ally Pally at the weekend, the flower is beautiful, I am going to pop over to your tutorial now, to watch how you made the flowers. Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Morning Julia,
    This is a lovely card for a young girl and I can just see it in pink.
    Have a good day.

  5. Julia,
    I got my Amazon order yesterday, thanks I love those metallic squares and the oriental coins remind me of my 12 years in Japan. This card is bright and fun the perfect card for the rainy weather. Thanks for making my day a little brighter. Cheers

  6. Hi julia this is a lovely bright girly card and these stamp sets were at the top of my to get list when I went to ally pally.they will be so useful for me as I have 3 daughters and 8 nieces!! Love lesley xx

  7. Good Morning Julia,
    A lovely, bright, girly card. Love the flowers, I make alot of these with the embossing folder, think they are great.
    Have a great day everyone.

  8. A really gorgeous card

    xx Sandra

  9. Morning Julia, A great girly card love the bright colours very spring like. Looking forward to see you next Thursday.
    Nancyd xx

  10. Hi Julia, I love this card, very girly..xx

  11. A lovely bright card and the polka dot card creator I can see being a very useful addition to my ever expanding Spellbinders library. regards Jackie D

  12. Morning Julia, a lovely card, and this stamp is ideal for my sister in law also called Hannah and whos very much a fashionista.

  13. Morning Julia

    I love the image and the polka dot card creator but I do love dots!!

    The flower is gorgeous and off to see how you made it

    Sue xx

  14. Morning Julia, love this image and layout and clicking on picture showed the detail even better. Think I need the ribbon threader dies. Great card! Enjoy your Thursday, love Christine H xx

  15. Hello Julia, A great bright girly card, love the colour and layout. Think I need the ribbon threader dies.
    Take care.
    Have a great day everyone,
    Hugs June xxx

  16. Lovely card Julia loving the yellow and the dies used. xx hazel

  17. lovely card -great use of the dies,Laura O

  18. A lovely card Julia. Brilliant colours. Love it.


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