Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Live Life like there's no Tomorrow

Hi Bloggers.

This card was a demo I didn't quite manage to finish in last weeks shows. I know orange isn't everyone's favourite colour but let's face it if I made every card from a small set of the most popular colours then I think this would be a pretty boring blog! Anyways, it's good to challenge yourself with colours that are out of your comfort zone. Try it - you may find yourself a new favourite!

For the background, I spritzed some Coconut White Card with Cosmic Shimmer Marigold Vintage Mister. I then inked through the Floral Vines Mask with Wild Honey Distress Ink moving the mask around so that the whole area was covered.

I stamped Michelle from the Fashionista Best Friends Stamp Set 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 her out using Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles. I inked through the die with Wild Honey using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two and inked through the die with Wild Honey.

I tied a messy bow using 3 lengths of American Seam Binding in Chalk White. I made a flower using the Creative Expressions Floral Embossing Folder (see my tutorial here ). I added a couple of White Pearl Decorative Stick Pins to the back of the bow.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    What a fun card and the orange if fun too. You are right we need to step outside of our comfort zones but sometimes that just doesn't work for me, you have an eye for making this work.. Good Job....

  2. Hi Julia,
    I really like this card and the orange colour, it makes it different, another fab example. Bx

  3. Hi Julia, one thing about you is that you bring colour into our lives and brighten up our days. Lovely card nd if you are not an orange fan any other colour could be used.


  4. Morning Julia, Beautiful card today, lovely use of colour and I adore the background spritzing, it's gorgeous. You are right we do tend to get set in our ways with colour, it is good to try other colours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Hi Julia,
    Nothing wrong with orange, bright and cheerful just what we need heading into winter, love it.
    Have a good day.

  6. I think the colour here is quite striking. A lovely card Julia.

  7. I love your card Julia the colour is great as such a great sentiment too and so very true. xx hazel

  8. Hi Julia. I must admit that orange is a colour I very rarely use but it looks really good on this very lovely card.

  9. Orange is colour I will play with after seeing this card,I have some card that has been in my craft room for years and not used any of it,Thanks for the kick up the bum Julia.

  10. Hi julia I love everything about this card and the orange is great! I don't use orange enough which is silly really as its such a bright cheerful colour and if its not to everyones taste they can do it in another colour!! Love lesley xx

  11. Morning Julia

    Lovely card. I love orange too but dont use it very much.

    Sue xxx

  12. Morning Julia, a great card the orange looks great everyone is right we
    don't experiment enough with bright colours must try to be more adventurous I bought the marmalade distress ink I think it is
    but have never used it yet and that was about a year ago.
    Nancyd xx

  13. A lovely card Julia. So glad I found your blog after seeing you on C & C just recently.
    Beryl xx

  14. Love this stamp Julia and the orange looks good to me, although not a colour I usually choose, I will in the future

    xx Sandra

  15. Morning Julia, I so agree with you Colour is good, and by playing with it we can find colour combos we never thought of - Nature is colourful so we should take that into our crafting. At the moment im loving vintage cards but just as much i love a bright colourful summer card. On a grey day colour cheers me up!
    I love this card, great colour and it all works well together, fab flower.

  16. A nice bright card for a nice bright day. I've decided I must get the embossing folder for the flowers, they look so compact and neat. Regards, Jackie D

  17. Hello Julia, A warm bright card, just the thing for a dull autumn morning. I use orange quite a bit, but you are right we should get out of our comfort zone with colours, mine used to be pink and lavenders, thanks to you I have got more daring.
    Love the flowers and the sentiment is so true.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. lovely card Julia,the orange colour is quite nice and I really like the flowers,very pretty.Laura O

  19. Loved your demo of this one Julia! Really gorgeous! Your backgrounds come out stunning!!! Thanks for the inspiration, Claire xxx

  20. Evening Julia, another lovely card. The colour is great, bright and cheerful and love the background and sentiment. Love Christine H xx


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