Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Learn from yesterday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I really like the way the background turned out on this one. First, with the stamp in my hand, I used the Rose Corner Stamp and randomly stamped it roughly 3 times down the card and 3 times across using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. Then, using the same technique, I stamped the Rose Background using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and the Postcards stamp using Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Passion Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Faded Jeans using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Thoughtful Sentiments Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lagoon Lilac Aurora Embossing Powder (coming to my Amazon Store soon). I cut it out using Spellbinders Classic Squares Large and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I cut a Spelbinders Fleur de Lys Square out of Cobalt Card.

I cut some leaves using the Heartfelt Creations Falling Leaves Die Set. I made a couple of ribbon roses using a piece of White Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon cut in half lengthways and a piece of Royal Blue American Seam Binding (see Sue's Ribbon Flower Tutorial here).

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Great card, love those sentiment stamps xx

  2. Morning Julia
    thank you very nice card take care Kitty

  3. Morning Julia
    Fabulous in blue, loving the colours. Those sentiments are super.
    Amanda x

  4. Lovely card Julia,

    Love this cobalt blue card, must get some such a rich colour.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, I absolutely love this background and how you have done it, absolutely gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Good morning Julia I love the card today it all goes together so well. I really must start making my own backgrounds you make it look easy and fun. Have a good day. Jackie

  7. morning ,beautiful card Julia .fab background.Laura O

  8. Morning Julia, a great card beautiful background
    you showed this on C&C I'm sure good colours too
    and love these roses.
    Nancyd xx

  9. Hi Julia. Great card. The blue is gorgeous and the sentiment is lovely. Take care.


  10. Morning Julia,

    Like the card you have done. Especially the background stamping. X

  11. Morning Julia,
    Great card, loving your beautiful background and the colours you have used.

  12. Lovely card Julia, the background is just stunning. Pretty roses too - I still haven't perfected that technique using ribbon. Pat x

  13. Lovely card Julia really like the background xx hazel

  14. Hi Julia, absolutely beautiful, love the background and the colour. Have a couple of days leave, so hoping to try out some of yours and Sue's ideas. Bx

  15. Hi Julia

    Lovely card today. Must really get my head round using a normal stamp as a background. You really have some lovely ideas. I love the blue of this card. And running them through an embossing folder gives a card more interest.

  16. Another great card Julia, very pretty colours

    xx Sandra

  17. Hi Julia,
    Another beautiful card, I love the colours, the cobalt blue is gorgeous and I love the background too.

    Love Sheila xx

  18. Another lovely background Julia, I don't know how you keep producing them!! Best wishes Jackie D

  19. Hi Julia
    This is a great card I love the rose corner stamp in the background it's my favourite stamp you've used that's new. Love all the blues especially as blue is my favourite colour! The background is amazing. Love the spellbinders fleur de lis die.

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise

  20. Hi Julia, love the colours and the background is lovely love Jean Z xx

  21. Lovely card Julia, you are right about the background it's great. Just started watching the shows today, so hopefully will catch up soon.

  22. Hello Julia, Stunning card, another lovely background, love the colours and the sentiment. The flowers are gorgeous, still practicing mine, they never look as good as yours or Sue's
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  23. Stunning beautiful card..Hugs Lozzy x just see your card on todays show

  24. Love, love the background on this card, Julia, and the flowers are fab
    Hugs Annie

  25. Hi Julia, I am not really a blue person, but this card is lovely.
    X Ros


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