Friday, 10 May 2013

Take Time For Yourself

Hi Bloggers.

I have a card from the Ladies shows to share with you today.

For the background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Turkish Delight Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord 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 in using Matt Drawing Inks. I used Clover and Summer Haze from the Soft Velvet Set (on order), Purple Lilac from the Summer Fayre Set, Umber from the Autumn Shades Set and Warm Delight from the Skin Tones Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 25 and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut a Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals One out of Foundations Floral Dream Paper and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using a smaller Labels 25 and again inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut a Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles One out of Purple Card. At the emboss stage I added the Couture Creations Exotic Embossing Folder. I inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I tied a bow using Purple/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and added a Lavender Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Pearl Swirl and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Golden Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    This is such a pretty card. The lady just looks fab. I love the colors as well, Happy weekend.

  2. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card love the stamp set and background the bows lovely to can not wait till tomorrow Tracy w x

  3. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card - I really like the way that you don't just layer the shapes but you off set them to give a different look.
    A very chic card today.
    Amanda x

  4. Hi Julia. Lovely card. The colour is beautiful. Take care.

  5. Like it ...a lot!! Mabex

  6. Hello Julia, this is a lovely card, love the colours. Bx

  7. Love that dusty concord colour, fab card xx

  8. Good morning Julia and everyone.
    Love the colour of this one.

  9. Ps. . . . . Im with Heather from yesterday. I need the Sun Kissed collection so looking forward to you demoing that.


  10. Morning Julia.

    Wonderful card the colour zings out. Love the dies and stamp. X

  11. Hi Julia, such an elegant lady and an elegant card to go with her...many yhanks for all your inspiration.

    Love Sheila xx

  12. Morning Julia, No background stamping on today's card? I am loving the embossing background. It's great how you have used three different dies, well four, and married them all together, looks stunning. And, of coarse I love the colour, my fave!! Have a great day Debbie R xx

  13. Hello Julia, An amazing card, love the layout and the vibrant colours, the lady is soo elegant, the stamp is on my need list.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  14. Morning Julia love the colours and embossed back ground xx hazel

  15. Morning Julia, a very pretty card today like
    the colour used.
    Nancyd xx

  16. Morning Julia, A really gorgeous card, loving the 'lady', her dress is gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Morning Julia, Beautiful card, love these stamps, the dress is gorgeous. Have a great weekend.

    Happy Crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  18. Pretty card Julia, and I'm doing exactly what the sentiment says! My kind of card.

  19. Hi Julia, love the card so pretty these stamps are lovely Jean Z xx

  20. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, love your lady and the colours.

  21. Some of my favourite colours today Julia, very pretty

    xx Sandra

  22. Hi Julia,
    Love the embossed background, and the colours of this card. Using spellbinder from different sets is very inspiring.
    Crafty Hugs. Carol Healy

  23. nice card again,great use of all the dies.Laura o

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  25. Lovely card from a lovely lady. I particularly like the layout on this card.

    I see Mrs Duck and I will be vying for the 'Sunkissed' when it arrives! LOL!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather Rogers xx

  26. Hi Julia
    Love every element of this card!
    My wish list of the items you use is ever expanding!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Lara xx

  27. ooh, beautiful card Julia, love the colours

  28. Super card, Julia. Great sentiment, one we could all,use for ourselves I am sure!
    Love the ladies in that set, bought it from your shop but not used them yet... must use them! They are all cut and mounted so no excuse!
    Hugs Annie


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