Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Happiness is a Day Shopping

Hi Bloggers.

Today's card features Collette from the Fashionista Best Friends Stamp Set.

For the background, I randomly stamped one of the swirls from the Beaded Elements Stamp Set using Milled Lavender Distress Ink. I then popped it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Trellis Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern and then inked around the edges with Milled Lavender using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured her in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks and then cut out using Spellbinders Labels Seventeen. I cut a mat out of Lavender Card using the Card Creator Polka Dots die.

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 a Card Creator Fancy Ribbon Threader die and inked through it with Milled Lavender. I threaded some Mauve Rose American Seam Binding through it.

I made 3 ribbon flowers - 1 out of Lavender Sheer Dots Ribbon, 1 out of White Crochet Ribbon and 1 out of Mauve Rose American Seam Binding. I cut some leaves out of white card using Spellbinders Little Leafs Set and inked through the dies with Milled Lavender.

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, pink and lilac, a great combination, love it.


  2. Morning,
    A very girlie card, love the subtle pinks and lavenders used. Cannot wait to add these dies to my collection.
    Amanda x

  3. Hi Julia, another lovely example of your work. love the flowers. Bx

  4. Good Morning Julia,
    Lovely colour tones, really pretty. Liking the new folders, are we getting a sneak peak to what you will be stamping with next week, or will there be new products at Kettering, I have my shopping list all ready, hee hee. I will be dropping by to say 'Hi' to you.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  5. Another brilliant card Julie. I love the colour combination.

  6. Morning Julia another lovely card loving the colours used and those flowers are gorgeous xx hazel

  7. Morning Julia,
    Very pretty girly card again, love the colours.
    Have a good day.

  8. Morning Julia, Beautiful card, and the pink and lavender colours are just stunning, as are the flowers, stunning.
    I am excited to be going to Kettering, a 4 hour journey there, but only 3 trains each way this time ha ha. Can't wait.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Morning Julia,
    Pretty. Love the background die. Love the flowers. X

  10. Good morning Julia,

    Thanks for a lovely card today. Thanks also for sending my Julia Amazon Store products so quickly. You are the best.

  11. A lovely subtle colouring palette but oh so pretty. Regards Jackie D

  12. I love the card Julia, even though I am not a fan of the stamped designs (I have plenty of others I could substitute). Pretty flowers too.

  13. Morning Julia,a lovely card nice subtle colours love the lavender
    and flowers I use these a lot on my cards. Nancyd xx

  14. Morning Julia

    What a lovely girly card. I love the background you have done, I have these stamps and a few embossing folders so will have to have a go at this technique, it really does look good

    Sue xx

  15. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

  16. Hello Julia. A pretty girlie card, love the colour combo and the flowers are gorgeous. The stamps are brilliant, the sentiment is sooo true.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  17. Morning Julia, stunning colours today, love the polka dot layer. Emma

  18. love love love this card,

  19. Another lovely card Julia. I really like the ribbon flowers. just waiting to watch you demonstrate the one from the floral embossing folder, hopefully later today. I plan to have a go at that as soon as I can find the time.

  20. Hi julia another lovely girly card I must use milled lavender a bit more it looks lovely on this card, I seem to forget about it!! Doing male cards at moment so can't use it on them!!! Lol love lesley xx

  21. Hi Julia, fabulous card again, beautiful colours just love everything about it. Have a lovely day, love Christine H xx

  22. Really pretty card julia. Love the background.

  23. What a gorgeous card - and lots of lovely idea's :-) x

  24. Love the colours, the background & those colours look gorgeous. Going to have to try this sort of design. :-) Claire xxx


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