Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Take Time for Yourself

Hi Bloggers.

A brown card today - the last one with my favourite image from the Elegant Ladies Stamp Set.

For the background, I simply ran a piece of Coconut White card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Exotic Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern and then inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the Elegant Ladies Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured her in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I used Umber and Dark Spice from the Autumn Shades Set, Caramel Blush and Warm Delight from the Skin Tones Set. I cut her out using the smallest of the Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals One Dies and inked though the die with Vintage Photo.

I cut the next size up of the Grand Oval dies out of Brown Card. I cut the next size up out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with Vintage Photo.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 25 and inked through the die with Vintage Photo.

I made a couple of ribbon roses out of Brown/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and added some leftover bits from a Pearl Swirl.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    The brown gives this card a sepia vintage look, very chic. These ladies,are,really lovely. Thanks

  2. Morning Julia,
    Fantastic very elegant, really liking the brown not a colour used much. A very sumptuous card.
    Amanda x

  3. Hi Julia what a elegant card same with baconbits I would not have used brown but know I will give it a go thanks for the idea Tracy w x

  4. Hi Julia, stunning card, love the colours. Bx

  5. Morning Julia.
    My first thought was the same as Debby Berry, it looks like sepia. Love this card, these stamps are very elegant. Will you be having them on your Sunday show's? I NEED them, and I have the day off so will be able to watch live .. Yipeeee.

    Happy crafting,
    Chrissie x x x

  6. What an elegant card just love the colours .melanie

  7. Morning Julia, This card is stunning, the whole card is gorgeous, I adore these colours used, and those beautiful ladies, and the ribbon roses complement perfectly. Stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Brilliant card Julia. The browns look great.

  9. Morning Julia. Oh these lovely lady cards - every one has been a stunner These colours are gorgeous. I had an order sitting in my basket waiting for pay day but I saw last night you have sold out... Boo hoo... Hope you are on telly again soon? Love Annie

  10. Morning Julia what a gorgeous card i do like this set of stamps. I love the grand dies as they make some great cards. As im writing this comment im whating the recordings of your shows from the weeking. Take care Julia xxx

    Debs A

  11. Lovely card Julia very elegant and love the colours xx hazel

  12. Morning Julia,
    Another great card with the elegant ladies. Love the colour you have used I use brown quite a lot.


  13. Hi Julia,

    Love the card . The dies and stamps are great. Enjoyed your shows. X

  14. Hi Julia, just love these cards so pretty love Jean Z xx

  15. Morning Julia, a real stunner love the colours, as said before
    we don't use brown enough must use it more it is so elegant.
    Nancyd xx

  16. Morning Julia

    ooooohhhh really like this one, colour is great

    June x

  17. Hello Julia, This is a stunner, sooo classy, love the colour very vintage. The flowers are gorgeous and I NEED the stamps.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Another lovely card Julia. I really like the colour but probably not something I would have thought of. I have watched both shows now and they were excellent, as usual. I have the grand ovals on my wish list now!

  19. Hi Julia I think this is my favourite out of the cards you've done with the ladies it looks so classy and elegant done in brown and cream. Sorry about asking when you're next on and it's in the sidebar all the time!!! Lol what a donut I am never noticed that there before in my defence I used to look most of the time from my phone and it doesn't appear on that,will know where to look from now on!! Love Lesley x

  20. Good afternoon Julia,beautiful card, all the ladies are lovely stamps.The brown card with the distress ink looks great as well. Best Wishes Sandra xx

  21. I think this is my favorite out of all them. Love the colour combinations x

  22. Beautiful card Julia, I really love brown on cards... Fabulous! Carole Z x


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