Tuesday, 25 June 2013

You're Fanastic in Blue

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

This card uses Sue's Shaving Foam Technique. I used some Patina Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mister to begin with but I wasn't happy with the depth of colour that gave me. So, using the same foam that was still in my box lid, I added some Broken China Distress Ink Re-Inker, swirled it around and popped my card back into it - much better! When dry, I randomly stamped one of the Heartfelt Creations Rye Grass Flourish stamps using Broken China Distress Ink Pad.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Posy Florals 3 Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Sapphire Lustre Embossing Powder. I used a dry wetwipe to remove the excess mica. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge and inked through the die with Broken China.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Lapis Sapphire Lustre. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 25 and inked through the die with Broken China.

I tied a bow using Blue Satin Edged Organza and added a Frosted Blue Dazzler.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. good morning Julia very pretty card, I'm getting the hang of this computer now I have followed both you and Sue's blog's for a long time, just learned how to leave a comment. best wishes Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia
    A fabulous card today loving the blue, the shaving foam technique sounds super fun.
    Amanda x

  3. Morning Julia, lovely card, I have never tried the shaving foam technique, must give it a try! Love Jean xxx

  4. Hi Julia
    Great card love the colour will have to try the shaving foam technique thankyou Tracy w x

  5. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, loving the background, and the colour is lovely. The shaving foam technique always amazes me, you get some really stunning results.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. Gorgeous colour. I love the shaving foam technique, you can get such fantastic effects. I always use an A4 sheet then cut it down to size, and save the leftover piece, because you will never get the same pattern again. Take care.

  7. Morning Julia, another beautiful card, the colour is so nice,
    hope you have a great day,
    hugs Lynn

  8. Good morning Julia I love this card the colour is gorgeous. I like the shaving foam technique it is fun and gives great results. Jackie

  9. Good morning Julia,
    I think I must buy some shaving cream and try this. Beautiful card.

  10. Beautiful card Julia. Love the colours.

  11. Love the shaving foam technique, great card xx

  12. I think you're fantastic too! Pretty card Julia, but then I love any kind of blue and white combo.

  13. Gorgeous card love the colour xx hazel

  14. Love the colours and the background, these embossing powders are amazing


  15. Hi Julia,

    Gorgeous embossing powders, they look like satin. Such a pretty blue. Lovely card. X

  16. Morning Julia,
    a very pretty card and of course the background is fabulous as always.
    Have a good day.

  17. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous cards for the past few days, and today's card is no exception!
    You always make the backgrounds so unique and interesting.
    The colour combo and stamps are gorgeous!
    Have a great day
    Lara xxx

  18. Love the colours of this one and the stamp. I too have loved your samples from the past few days, so very pretty with interesting techniques. Thanks for sharing x

  19. Hi Julia, such a lovely card yet again today. I am not a blue person, but really its really growing on me.
    X Ros

  20. Hi Julia, love the card. Have tried using the foam technique but didn't get it quite right..will have to try again.

  21. Hello Julia, Such a pretty card, love the soft colour and the embossing is like satin. The shaving foam technique is amazing, I tend to do an A4 sheet at a time.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. This is such a pretty color Julia. I've never been brave enough to try the foam technique but I do like the look of it

    xx Sandra

  23. Hi Julia,
    Such a very pretty card ...that blue is gorgeous. I love watching your demo's when you are on C&C...you're just so enthusiastic about what you do. Thanks for all the inspiration.
    Will you be getting the Custard card in your shop?

    Love Sheila xx

  24. Hi Julia, just love the colours on this card and the techniques you use are lovely. love Jean Z xxx

  25. Hi Julia love this card and the colours are so pretty, I tried the shaving foam technique and it is such fun but I haven't done it since so must get the foam out again, thanks for reminding me. Love Lesley x

  26. Stunning card Julia, I love this technique though have still yet to try it lol!!! Love this colour Blue so lovely.

    Loved your shows Julia, you always have friends here and I would love to be your friend, you remind me of me!!!
    Thank you for all your inspirations.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  27. Hi Julia, a stunning card and the background as usual is fantastic
    love this colour of blue, late today because of Sue giving us a
    link to download Nigels book then laptop wouldn't play nice but
    got there at last.
    Nancyd xx

  28. Hi Julia, I so like the turquoise embossing powder and with the background you have created your card is another masterpiece! Regards Jackie D

  29. lovely embossing powders ,Laura O

  30. Hi Julia another lovely card .I love the background the foam worked well with the two colours.I was upset on Friday we had no power,so I missed both your shows.

  31. Hi Julia, what a gorgeous card. Love the shade of blue that you have used. It's really pretty. Kind regards Joanne K x

  32. Hi Julia, very pretty card. I love the colour. I must try the shaving foam tech.

    happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  33. Lovely card, Julia. The colours are gorgeous and the background is fab. I too must try it!
    Hugs Annie

  34. Beautiful card Julia. Will try the shaving foam with the re-inkers as I too wasn't enamoured with using the mists. Thanks for the tip. x

  35. Hi Julia. stunning and beautiful. Have tried the shaving foam technique and it is really great. Bx

  36. Hi Julia I just love the shaving foam background it looks beautiful. I've yet to try this technique, but may well have to give it a go. Loving those embossing powder too, must must get some! Such a pretty card. Hugs Debbie R xx

  37. not my favourite colour but here looks better


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