Saturday 11 May 2013

I think You're so Special

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I misted through the Moroccan Mask with Blue Lilac from the Cosmic Shimmer Summer Shades Mica Spray Set. It's quite pale so you may have to zoom in to see it. I dried it with my heat tool and then randomly stamped the Daisy Swirl using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I stamped it on paper first each time to remove some of the ink so I had a paler image. I made sure the ink was dry and then inked around the edges with Dusty Concord using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the Zentangled Heart using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using a mix of Matt Drawing Inks and Mica Powders. I used Purple Lilac from the Summer Fayre Drawing Ink Set, Clover & Summer Haze from the Soft Velvet Drawing Ink Set (on order), Blue Lilac & Lapis Lavender from the Summer Shades Mica Spray Set. I cut the heart out using scissors and went around the edges with a black promarker to hide any white bits.

I cut the wavy die from the Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I also cut a Spellbinders Labels 9, again inking through the die with Dusty Concord.

I stamped the sentiment from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Message Pre Cut Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. Unfortunately, this stamp set was not shown much on the shows which is a real shame as there's lots of useful sentiments on it in nice fonts - and it's pre cut! Anyway, I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    This card makes me smile, I am loving using the micro powders and the stamps are amazing. Tia card is fantastic. Happy Saturday...

  2. Morning Julia
    Fantastic creation today love the subtle shades.
    Amanda x

  3. Lovely Julia

    I think I prefer this to the other one you did in these colours. Very nice indeed!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather Rogers xx

  4. Good morning Julia
    Love every element of this card and how you've put it together!
    I have the heart stamp set but haven't had a chance to play with it yet.
    Work has got in the way! But, no money!
    have a great day
    Lara xx

  5. Hi Julia. Another great zentangle heart card. I love that die and also the blue lilac colour. It is so pretty. Have a good weekend. Take care.

  6. Hi Julia
    Another great card love the zen tangle heart stamp the colour are great to thank you Tracy w x

  7. This is so gorgeous, I would never had thought of this combination of elements and it comes together really well. Beautiful xxx

  8. Hi Julia this card is gorgeous. Have a good weekend. Jackie

  9. Morning Julia,
    Love the heart stamp and a great card to show it off.

  10. Hello Julia, Gorgeous card, love the zentangle heart stamp, the colours are stunning. The background is beautiful so subtle.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs June xxx

  11. Morning Julia, This beautiful zentangled heart is absolutely beautiful, being the focal point of the really gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Hi Julia, this card is simply stunning, love the zentangle heart and the way you have used the colours. Bx

  13. It's that brilliant Zentangle stamp again, love this Julia

    xx Sandra

  14. Good morning Julia and everyone. A lovely card and once again, its the background that really does it for me.

  15. A great card Julia, love that zentangle stamp. Love Christine H xx

  16. Hi Julia. I am another big fan of your backgrounds, especially this one and, hurray, I have that stamp. I love this card. SueL

  17. Hi Julia,
    Another big fan of your wonderful backgrounds here too.....fabulous card and love the colours you have used in your zentangle heart.

    Love Sheila xx

  18. Hi Julia,
    Love the card, the zentangle heart stamp is beautiful.
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

  19. Love the card Julia and your backgrounds are brill love Jean Z xx

  20. Morning Julia, a great card loving this daisy swirl stamp
    the more I see it but prefer the heart when you did in one
    colour embossing powder but thats my taste lots seem to love it
    Nancyd xx

  21. Lovely card love the zentangle heart stunning xx hazel

  22. Morning Julia, great card. I love the background and you are right about the stamp.

  23. Love the colours in this card Julia, I am not normally a 'heart' type person too lovey dovey for me, but I am loving this stamp the more I see of it..

  24. Hi Julia, I love this very groovy card! Enjoy your weekend xxx

  25. Hi Julia this is a really nice card and the colours are lovely and soft,it has also made me realise that I do need the daisy stamp as it makes really good backgrounds. Love Lesley x

  26. Wow, couldn't resist the zentangle heart any longer, placed an order on your store this morning and have a despatch note already. That was quick!


  27. Hi Julia,

    Wow! That heart and the colours are marvellous . X

  28. Fabulous! Have a lovely weekend, Julia
    Hugs Annie

  29. great card love this heart.Laura O

  30. Hi Julia, Lovely card, I love these stamps. Love the colours you have used.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  31. Hi Julia really like the heart and all the colours on card

  32. Hi Julia,

    A really pretty card thank you for the instructions most helpful.
    Hazel c uk

  33. Hi Julia

    Wow! Stunning. I clicked on the picture to bring it up full screen and I could see where you used tbe mask. It is a terrific background- I really like the daisy stamp. I will try that technique asap. The hint with using a black marker to hide the white bits on the stamp is a grwat one, thanks. I thought you'd done the zentangle! The colouring on that stamp makes the card I think, they are very nice colours, the matting using different shape spellbinders gives the card a very modern feel. The sentiment stamp is nice too, I shall look out for that set.

    A really lovely card


    T x


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