Thursday, 25 July 2013

Love Stretches Your Heart

Hi Bloggers.

This is one of the demos from last Saturday.

This card features Cosmic Shimmer Lagoon Lilac Aurora Embossing Powder. Unfortunately, on TV and in my photos it doesn't really show up as well as in 'real life'. The powder is blue on white card and purple on black card (if using Clear Perfect Medium). You can also achieve the shade you get on black or dark card by stamping with black ink onto white card as I've done here. I used Black Perfect Medium (sorry out of stock at the CE warehouse at the moment) but you could also use Jet Black Archival (be quick getting the powder on) or Black Soot Distress Ink.

For my background, I cut a piece of Coconut White Card measuring 5 3/4" square. I dusted it with my anti-staic bag and popped it onto my GC Tan Mat which was sitting on on my base plate. I inked all over my Blossom Mask with Black Perfect Medium (the more ink the better on this) and popped it face down onto my card. I added my Pink Embossing Plate and ran it through my Grand Calibur. The ink transferred to the debossed pattern. I added the Lagoon Lilac Aurora Powder and heat set.

I stamped the Daisy Swirl using the Black Perfect Medium and embossed with Lagoon Lilac Aurora. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked through the die with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Thoughtful Sentiments Stamp Set using the Black Perfect Medium and again embossed with the Lagoon Lilac Aurora. I cut it out using Spellbinders Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I tied a bow using White Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon. I pressed a Fancy Pearl Embellishment into the Black Perfect Medium Pad, added Lagoon Lilac Aurora, tapped off the excess and heat set.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Another card with my favourite daisy swirl stamp, Love it xx

  2. Julia,
    This card is stunning..I love the colors.

  3. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, loving the colours used, and the techniques used. I didn't know there was a black perfect medium pad, will have to look out for those, very useful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Morning Julia
    lovely card thank you take care Kitty

  5. Morning
    Fabulous card - saw this demo on the weekend show, that background looks great and fun to do. Will be giving it a go.
    Amanda x

  6. lovely card love the flower xx hazel

  7. very pretty card Julia.Laura O

  8. HI Julia, Watched your show,great,will have to find black pefect medium.Very nice dard,the daisy swirl is a must have(another one!).Thanks, Jackie. x

  9. Lovely card, Julia, really love the colour.

  10. Morning Julia,
    Great card, like some of the others I too did not know there was a perfect medium stamp in black will look out for it.

  11. Morning Julia,a delightful card like everyone else
    didn;t know there was a black perfect med. must look for it
    I saw you demo this one looked like fun.
    Nancyd xx

  12. Hi Julia

    Love today's card. Didn't know you could get a black perfect medium either. The Lustre embossing powders are to die for. I ordered the blue lapis from your shop to try. you did a demo using it with one of the border masks on one of you shows using a swirl stamp which you embossed.

  13. Hi Julia, really love this card, the blue is so vivid. Will get round to ordering some of the lustre embossing powders when I stop buying new dies :-( Have a great day. Bx

  14. Ho Julia. This is a stunning card.Love the embossing powders. Must get the perfect medium stamp pad.
    Love Val x

  15. Hi Julia. Great card, I love the blossom mask and like the others I have never seen a black perfect medium stamp, so I must get one! Take care.

  16. Hi Julia, love the card and the colours are wonderful, I just love your backgrounds love Jean Z xx

  17. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, love the colour and the swirly saisy image.

    Love Sheila xx

  18. Lovely card Julia, love the tone on tone look.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Pretty card Julia - I love the daisy swirl. Pat x

  20. Hi Julia this is a lovely card,I do like the daisy swirl stamp and must get it soon!. I must give the embossing technique a go too,I actually have a black perfect medium which I got at Ally Pally,but I find its not as inky as clear one,maybe I got a dud one! Do you know if you get re-inkers for them? Looking forward to your shows next week. Love Lesley x

  21. Hi Julia, very striking colour on today's card,with a slight change could easily used for a man's card.
    X Ros

  22. A great card, will be looking for the black perfect medium

    xx Sandra

  23. Fantastic card julia, even better as this was the one i won from you ! Love it x

  24. Hello Julia, Stunning card, love the colours and the sentiment. I have the daisy stamp and use it loads. Like others I will be looking out for some black perfect medium.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  25. beautiful card Julia, loved watching you make it


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