Wednesday, 17 April 2013

You are so Kind

Hi Bloggers.

Another card with lots of Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter.

For the background, I dusted the Fretwork Mask lightly with an Anti-Static Bag. I put some DS Adhesive Sheet onto some card, peeled the backing off and added my mask dusted side down. I covered with Sea Green Polished Silk Glitter (more on order) really rubbing it in with my fingers. I rubbed the excess off the mask and then peeled it off the DS Sticky. I then rubbed some Ice Blue Polished Silk Glitter (more on order) into the newly exposed adhesive. I kept rubbing until all the excess was removed and the surface felt nice and smooth. I then stamped around the edges with the Elemental Swirl Pre Cut Stamp using Jet Black Archival.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Everyday Expressions Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I made a 2 layered frame for the sentiment my cutting 2 frames out of card with DS Adhesive Sheet on it using Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large and Petite Scalloped Ovals Large. I rubbed Ice Blue Glitter into them and layered them up with 3D foam. Incidentally, any specs of glitter you see on the card sentiment and mats isn't from this card but from the glitter that was flying around whilst demoing at the weekend!

I made the flower using Spellbinders Carnation Creations Die Set. I used the 2 more solid flower dies from the set. I cut 3 large and 2 of the the smaller flowers using DS Adhesive Sheets on some card. I covered 2 large and 1 small with Sea Green and 1 large and 1 small with Ice Blue. I curled the edges of the petals under using a cocktail stick.I layered them up as shown securing with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and popped an 8mm Black Pearl in the centre.

I added a Black Swirl - no extra adhesive needed.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.


39 comments:

  1. Love the design Julia, though not too sure about the color scheme. It shows rather dark on my screen.

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  2. Hi Julia. Pretty card. I agree with Lesley, it does seem rather dark, maybe it's just be the picture. Take care.

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  3. Hi Julia, spoke to you & saw this card on the creative expressions stand at the stitches trade fair & I have to say I love the colours on this card & the technique. So much so, I've just ordered all the bits to have a go myself, with the intention of running a workshop for my shop with this technique. I've also ordered some of the glitters in other colours to have a play! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Amy x

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  4. Hi Julia great card love the colours thanks Tracy wx

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  5. Hi Julia, love the colours on this card, and the flower looks very different with the petals curled under. Bx

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  6. Hi Julia, I love the colours of this card as well as the design. I've just got a couple of swirl stamps so will attempt to make my own background on of these days. There are so many techniques I want to try for the first time, there's not enough hours in the day :-) Mary x

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  7. Good morning Julia,
    I think I am ready to try the flowers... Fantastic. Love the colors in this card....

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  8. Stunning card Julie .Melanie

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  9. Morning Julia,

    Stunning card. So love the colours.x

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  10. Looks very similar in colour to the card I was lucky to win and the colours are really bright!
    I love the layout of the card xx

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  11. fab flower makes the card .Laura O

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  12. Hi Julia. Another beautiful sparkly card. Just love the colour.

    Val in Spain xxx

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  13. Morning Julia. A gorgeous card! Love everything about it. The flower is lovely. Hugs Annie

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  14. Hi Julia,Very lovely card so love the colours Jean Z xx

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  15. Lovely card, beautiful colours xx

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  16. Beautiful colours Julia, so very vibrant

    xx Sandra

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  17. Stunning card Julia, love the colours

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  18. Love the colour combo on this one Julia and may have to get the carnation dies. . . . The flower looks fab! X

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  19. A beautiful card and loving the colour combo xx Gail T xx

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  20. Morning Julia,
    Not sure about this one, don't know why can't put my finger on anything in particular, sorry.
    Lydia
    X

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  21. Hi Julia, A beautiful card, love the colours/
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

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  22. Hi Julia. I need to see this glitter as its difficult to imagine whats its really like from a photo or on the telly. Bet it gets everywhere though. SueL

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  23. Good morning Julia, I'm loving this card. The colours together are just so beautiful. That glitter is just stunning, it makes the card on it's own. Defiantly got to get me some of that glitter. I really don't think it matters what colours because they would all work together, as you have proved. Your shop is costing me a fortune, I'm in there nearly every day. As I said yesterday the stuff gets delivered so quick, quicker than C&C. As a crafter you want your stuff NOW when you order it! Have a fab day crafty hugs Debbie R xx

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  24. Morning Julia, A truly beautiful card, loving the colours and also the flower looks so different curled that way, truly beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  25. Loving the colour of this card, but perhaps a little busy for my liking, nevertheless its another gorgeous card.. x

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  26. Hi Julia, another beautiful card and I just love the colours you have used especialy the teal....those flowers are great too....must give them a go.

    Love Sheila xx

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  27. Hi Julia I wasn't too sure about the colours at first they looked a bit dark on the main picture but you see them better in one of the close ups and it looks lovely! I will definitely be getting some of these once my bank balance has recovered from all the hits it has taken in the last month!! Lol hope it's recovered for next week for your show. Love Lesley x

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  28. Hi Julia, I think this must look amazing in real life. regards Jackie D

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  29. Another great card Julia, can't wait to play with my glitter, hopefully tomorrow!

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  30. Hello Julia, A stunning card, love the colours, so rich and vibrant, the flower is gorgeous, great tip, rolling under with a cock tail stick, My order from your shop has just arrived, fantastic service, will be playing with my glitter later today. You are an inspiration.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

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  31. Hi Julia
    Another wonderful card where the layout of this card will lend itself to a wonderful spectrum of colours.
    Margaret

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  32. Stunning card loving the new glitter colours Julia xx hazel

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  33. Hi Julia,great card love background and colours, tried to
    comment this morning but after I had typed my message it just
    went back to my home page and wouldn't let me back on thats
    two days it has done the same but anyway I had said you really
    are a fan of the polished silk glitter must get some to try them
    although I am not a great lover of glitter.
    Nancyd xx

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  34. This is fabulous! The background is awesome and I love the colours xx

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  35. Good afternoon Julia,
    I loved this card when I saw it on your stand at the weekend!
    Still amazed that you can stamp over this glitter, it's just fabulous !
    Been ages since you've been on the telly!!!
    Crafty hugs,
    Sandra Riley cxx

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  36. Evening Julia, late today for me, loved this card when I saw it yesterday the glitters really change the appearance of the dies, who would have thought that the flower was carnation creation and that ovals good look so appealing. Love it.
    TFS
    Hugs
    Amanda x

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    1. Don't wait - dry it with a heat tool!

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  37. Hi Julia, love this card although it reminds me of the retro look, not sure if that's as I'm fair older than you, but I like the effect.
    Hugs

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