Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's sunny card!

For the background, I popped my tan mat onto my base plate. I dusted a piece of Milk Card with my anti static bag and placed it dusted side up on my tan mat. I inked up the Eyelet Lace Mask with Perfect Medium and placed it inked side down on top of the dusted card. I added the pink embossing plate and ran it through the Grand Calibur. The ink transferred to the debossed pattern. I added Cosmic Shimmer Tropic Yellow Lustre Embossing Powder, tapped off the excess and heat set.

I stamped the image from the Spring Flowers Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Yellow Ultra Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Autumn Sunset Mica Spray Set and Jade Teal Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Luscious Greens Mica Spray Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 28 and inked through the die with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One and inked through the die with Scattered Straw.

I tied a bow using Cream Satin Edged Organza. I popped a little Cosmic Shimmer Golden Pearl PVA onto my craft sheet. I added a little water. I picked up some Yellow Ultra Mica Powder up on a damp brush amd mixed it into the diluted PVA. I then painted this onto a Small Fancy Pearl Embellishment. It doesn't take very long to dry.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Peartlescent PVA in Golden Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, very bright and pretty, on a very dull day. Bx

  2. Morning Julia thats a card any mother would be pleased to display take care Kitty

  3. So bright and cheerful. love it xx

  4. Hi Julia
    What a bright and cheerful card today love the flowers thank you Tracy w x

  5. Hi Julia. This card is what we need now that the weather has become all chilly and dingy. So bright and cheerful. I do love the spring flower stamp set, very natural pretty, wonderful! Take care.

  6. Morning Julia
    Just what the doctor ordered on this rubbish October morning, very sunny. Love this technique it is so effective. The mica powders are lush.
    Amanda x

  7. Morning Julia,

    What a lovely, bright and cheery card. Beautiful.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I love the colours so bright and cheerful just right to cheer up a dark morning. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  9. Morning Julia, Lovely card, bright and cheery, loving the focal stamping. Thank you for telling us the layers used for the 'sandwich' for this technique.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Good morning Julia,
    I thought I slept through the winter and it was spring, lovely card, bright and very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Lovely card the background colour reminds me of lemon meringue pie xx hazel

  12. Hello Julia, A fabulous card, just the thing to brighten up a dark dull morning. The flower stamps are so pretty and love the background and the dazzler.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  13. Hi Julia,

    Lovely, happy card. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  14. Morning Julia, great card, loved it when I saw it on tv. Love Jean xxx

  15. Morning Julia. A very pretty card.
    Nancyd xx

  16. Morning julia,
    As you say a sunny card, pity it's winter that to come and not summer.

  17. Hi Julia. What a beautiful background. Such a bright sunshiney card.
    Love Val x

  18. Hi Julia. Loving the yellow, makes me feel very happy. Ali x

  19. Hi Julia, love the colour of the background and the stamp.

  20. Hi Julia the background looks amazing and the card too love Jean Z xx

  21. What a bright and jolly card, love the bright colours and the techniques you have used. Thanks for sharing x

  22. Sunny is the word to describe this gorgeous card!

  23. Hi Julia
    This is definitely colourful and bright. It would cheer up anybody's day. Smashing
    Love Jan x

  24. Hi Julia, Such a pretty Mother's Day card, and match daff's pefectly.
    X Ros

  25. Hi Julia, Such a lovely Mother's Day card, match daff's perfectly

  26. Lovely cheerful spring card, Julia, super for Mother's Day xx


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