Monday, 7 January 2013

The World is Full of Beautiful Things

Hi Bloggers.

I'm here with a sneaky peak of one of the samples from the shows on Friday. A few days early this time as I want to give you a head start with some of the lovely embossing powders on the show. I have the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics & Darks Set on the show again as it flew out last time. I also have the Cosmic Shimmer Bright Mix which are really yummy. I think it's good to have a change and use different colour embossing powders and, of course, many of these powders have the added benefit of a shimmer too. All the stamp sets on the show have been designed by Sam Poole.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I randomly stamped some of the stamps from the Creative Expressions Natures Wonders Stamp Set using Pumice Stome Distress Ink, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and Jet Black Archival. I made sure they were dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Grid Mask which was at a bit of a jaunty angle. I removed the mask and inked all over with Pumice Stone Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the main image from the same stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Navy Viola Blaze Embossing Powder from the Bright set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Wavy Rectangles and inked through the die with Pumice Stone and then Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. I stamped and embossed the area with the butterfly on it again. I cut the butterfly out, shaped the wings and added it on top of the large image.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Navy Viola Blaze Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles and inked through the die with Pumice Stone and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.

I added a couple of Faux Screw Brads in Antique Silver to my background and assembled the card as shown. I added some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Silver Lustre around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Wow, Julia I love the results of this card. I am just starting to play with inks so this feels a little overwhelming but what a wonderful result. Thanks

  2. Lovely card as usual Julia. Great results with the bsckground. Can't wait for Friday.

  3. Hi Julia, this card is beautiful, love the blue embossing powder. Looking forward to the shows. Bx

  4. Hi Julia, love the blue embossing powder and your card today is gorgeous. That stamp set looks very interesting will have to in on your shows.

    Wilma x x x

  5. Morning Julia. Lovely card, love the embossing.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  6. Hi Julia. Really love this stamp. Looking forward to seeing it on the show.

    Hope Kathryn got back to Uni ok.

    Val in Spain xxx

  7. Morning Julia, I love this card, I love the background and especially the grid stamp, the focal element stamp is glorious, and the navy embossing powder is stunning. I love this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Morning Julia lovely card and colours used are fab. Love the butterfly stamp xx hazel

  9. Good Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, the image is beautiful, clever Sam, love the stamping background, and more colours for embossing will be good, I love Cosmic Shimmer embossing powders.
    Have a great day.

  10. Morning Julia, a lovely card liking the navy ink don't think
    I have that one must get. I have set to record Fridays shows
    but we are away on holiday on Friday and you can't go forward more than seven
    days so will try to get it on the app haven't tried it yet but
    I will try to check all the blogs on my tablet so will try to
    keep up. Nancyd xx

  11. Love this card Julia, lovely stamps and colours used, can't wait til Friday


  12. Hi Julia,
    Love the softness of the colours. X

  13. Will look out for the new C shimmers on Friday, they sound great, but I'm not all that taken with this stamp today, it looks too busy for me.

  14. Morning Julia,
    Very pretty card love the butterfly stamp and the colours you have used.
    Have a good day.

  15. Morning Julia

    Love the colours you have used today and the background is very clever too.

    Sue xxx

  16. Hello Julia, A pretty card, love the softness of the colours, the butterfly is gorgeous. The new embossing powders sound interesting, will be watching Friday.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  17. Morning Julia, lovely card, love that blue embossing powder, great stamps so will look forward to the shows. Emma

  18. Another interesting background Julia, lovely. I like the look of the stamp set too. A lovely card.

  19. Hi julia thgis stamp set looks interesting and I will be interested to see the samples you've made,I have lots of different coloured embossing powders but I never use them!!! I really must start using something other than black and white!! Lol looking forward to your shows on friday love lesley xx

  20. Love the colours of this card - and butterflies are always a hit. Looking forward to your shows. X

  21. Hi Julia
    None too sure if this is for me but do like your colouring and card layout.

  22. Nice stamp and a fab card.Laura o

  23. Hi Julia, This looks an interesting stamp set and like an earlier comment I have lots of embossing powders which I have promised will see the light of day this year. Really must use some of the things I have and not keep buying more!! Regards Jackie D

  24. Hello Julia love this one the colours are brilliant will try to watch you on the 11th Tracy w

  25. Hi julia love the embossing on this card its so pretty. Im not a stamper but i think. Its time that i gave it a try. I will be recording your shows so that i can keep watching how to do it.
    Take care and have a happy new year.

    Debs Artliff


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