Friday, 5 October 2012

Be Yourself

Hi Bloggers.

Thank you for all your emails and comments yesterday. I'm glad you enjoyed the shows. Unfortunately, the printers were broken for the 6pm show so we didn't get given any emails to read out.

Today's blog post is a quick and easy card made using Yasmin from the Fashionista Best Friends Stamp Set.

Easy peasy background on this one. I usually go for white or milk card and add some distress ink to it. However, embossing folders are great to use with coloured card and here I've used burgundy card with the Couture Creations Chiaro Embossing Folder.

I stamped Yasmin using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured her in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I cut her out using Spellbinders Labels Four Small. I cut a mat out of black card using Labels Four.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using a smaller Labels Four Small and a mat out of black card using a Labels Four.

I ran a piece of 6mm Hi Tack Tape down the right-hand side of the background and ruffled some black American Seam Binding down it. I tied a messy bow using 3 lengths of the seam binding and added a Dazzler in one of the new colours to it. I also added a couple of Black Decorative Stick Pins.

I assembled the card as shown adding a couple of 8mm Black Pearls to 2 of the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, very dramatic, love the burgandy card, wish I could master the PVA glue dots, will have to practise more.


  2. Gorgeous card Julia. Nice to see a darker card now and again.

  3. Hi Julia, love this card, and the sentiment is one of my favourites. Colour combo is great. Loved the shows. Bx

  4. Hi Julia,
    Very dramatic, love it.

  5. Hi Julia loved the shows yesterday pity about the printers! Love today's card a very 'Foxy' lady! Lovely!
    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  6. Good Morning Julia. Yet another lovely card. Love the burgandy-so rich. Great shows yesterday. Bought the shoe stamps - yeh.

  7. Morning Julia, another lovely card really like these stamps and the sentiments on them. loving the colour scheme on this card. xx hazel

  8. Morning Julia, Beautiful card, very striking with the burgundy card, I love it, and the coloured dazzlers are gorgeous.
    Loved your shows yesterday, Julia.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Good Morning Julia,
    Great card, really like the new embossing folders. Just caught the 6pm show, loved the demos, well done on getting two in, loved the shoe cards.
    Have a great day.

  10. Morning Julia,
    Again a lovely card nice change to see the darker colour. Only saw the first show enjoyed it very much.
    Have a good day.

  11. Morning Julia, another great card colours are so good
    together, just watching you and Leonie on the 6 o'clock show
    well away now to watch.
    Nancyd xx

  12. Morning Julia

    Haven't caught up with the shows yet, but I am loving your cards on here those stamps are so useful

    Sue sxxx

  13. Hi julia this card is very rich and dramatic and such a contrast to the other girly cards but I love both styles. Caught your first show but didn't get to see the second,loved all the samples you done for the stamps. Love lesley xx

  14. Morning Julia, fab shows y/day thank you. This card is stunning, love the colours which are nice and rich. Emma

  15. Lovely card,When will we be seeing the new colour dazzlers? they k
    look real cool

  16. Good morning Julia, Missed the shows yesterday, had unexpected visitors. This is a dramatic card, love the rich colours and the stamp is lovely.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  17. Oh yes, stunning and as mentioned above dramatic. I think Yasmin is my favourite, they are all beautiful but I think she has the edge. Great shows yesterday Julia but wish they wouldn't mess you about and well done for getting the flower finished, think you beat your record didn't you? Enjoy your Friday, love Christine H xx

  18. Julia,
    What a fun card. I plan to watch your show in about an hour, it is always fun to see what you produce... you are a star. Thanks

  19. I enjoyed your shows yesterday and whilst I don't favour the stamps I did like all the ideas fom the embossing folders and other items you used. Jackie D

  20. great card Julia,love the colours.Laura O

  21. May be quick and easy - but it still looks great Julia. Black and red are so striking. Love it.

  22. Hi Julia - I love these colours together and this sentiment is very very clever. The design is really well put together - I love everything about this one.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  23. Loved this card on your show Julia. Was stunning! Thanks for sharing your tequnics with us! Claire xxx


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