Friday, 1 November 2013

To Someone with a Fabulous Purse-onality

Hi Bloggers.

I made this card at Ally Pally in September. It's not brilliant but I thought I'd share it as I have the Precious Purse Singles Stamp Set in my Amazon Store at the moment.

The background is on Khaki Card. With the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Vintage Filigree Stamp using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, the Newsprint Stamp using Tattered Rose Distress Ink and the Bubbles Stamp using Dried Marigold Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Taylor Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax all over the surface. Once dry I buffed it up a bit with a dry wetwipe and inked around the edges with Dried Marigold.

I stampled the Precious Purse using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Copper and Pale Gold Mica Powders from the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics Mica Spray Set and Orange Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Autumn Sunset Mica Spray Set. I cut out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 and inked through the die with Dried Marigold.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the purse, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Dried Marigold.

I stamped a couple of leaves from the Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut them out using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die Set. I made a scrunched flower out of Black Card using Spellbinders Blossom 5.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love the colours my Xmas list is getting bigger every day this rubber stamp must go on it I love handbags so it's just up my street I have lots of bags aim bag mad thank you for sharing your demo Tracy w x

  2. Hi Julia. I have to be honest an say that I am not mad about this one, sorry! I know we all like different things but I still feel bad when someone has put time and effort into a card that is not to my taste. The scrunched flower is great though. Have a good weekend. Are you demoing again or getting some rest? Take care.

  3. Morning Julia
    thank you the card is very pretty. The sentiment is great. take care Kitty

  4. Morning Julia,

    A lovely card, love the background and great sentiment to go with the image.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Morning Julia
    Love the sentiment and the background is great - I think I interrupted you when you were trying to finish this creation - I asked you to demo the flower...
    Amanda x

  6. Good morning Julia,
    You are too critical of yourself, this card is fab. Happy Friday.

  7. Hi Julia, I think you are too harsh on yourself, this card is fab, love the colours and especially on the bag. Bx

  8. To me this card looks fab, Julia, the colours that can be used on the bags are so varied and this one is great. Happy Friday everyone! Hugs Annie

  9. Hi Julia,
    Am liking the card especially the flower and leaves. X

  10. Morning Julia, love the bag and the flower, great card. Love Jean xxx

  11. Good morning Julia I like today's card especially the flower. Ally Pally seems so long ago now I'm hoping to go again in April. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  12. Great card Julia, a very pretty flower. Pat x

  13. Morning Julia,
    I think we are all our harshest critic, nothing wrong with your card today, love the background and the flower is beautiful.


  14. Morning Julia, A really lovely card, gorgeous colours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. A very pretty card and I love the scrunched flower

    xx Sandra

  16. Love the colours and always like your amazing flowers which you always make look so easy to do and I always seem to get into a mess when I try.

  17. Hi Julia. Lovely card and the flower is fabulous.
    Love Val x

  18. Hi Julia, I too love the flower and the card is very nice . love Jean Z xx

  19. Morning Julia, a very pretty card the background is great and love all the flowers
    made with spellbinders.
    Nancyd xxx

  20. Looks good to me Julia - but then they always do

  21. Hi Julia,

    Really like the card. Watchin your demo with the blossoms 5 die means mine looks 100% better than it did!!!! Many thanks.

    Will you be at the NEC next week and if so what is the number of your stand?

    Have a great weekend everyone.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

    Have a great weekend everyone.

  22. Hello Julia, I love this pretty card, love the background and the delicious flower. The sentiment is great and I need the handbag stamp.
    Have a good weekend.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx


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