Thursday, 3 April 2014

Shows today and a three-fer

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows today on Create & Craft at 9am (with Jacqui) and 3pm (with Dave) - hope you can join me.

I have 3 cards to share with you today to try and show you how versatile the stamps on today's shows are. I've used the With Deepest Sympathy Stamp on these. They're all pretty simple to make and are all made from Milk and Black Card.

For the background, I popped a little Graphite Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet. I picked it up using Cut n Dry Foam and then used it through one of the elements in the Floral Elements Mask in each corner. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Butterfly Garden Grand Impressabilities.

I stamped the With Deepest Sympathy Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles. At the emboss stage I added the Butterfly Garden Impressabilities. I stamped and embossed the With Deepest Sympathy again on a separate piece of card and cut out the monogram and picture panel. I added 3d foam popped on top of the original image.


I tied a bow using Black/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added a Black Vintage Button.


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

Here's the second card -

For the background, I ran apiece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Regal M-Bossabilities Folder and inked around the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I masked off the monogram and picture panels of the stamp and inked the 'With Deepest ympathy' with Jet Black Archival, stamped and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I then stamped and embossed the monogram section on a separate piece of card. I cut it out with scissors. I placed it next to the rest of the wording and selected a die. I chose Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles. I removed the monogram, cut out the rest of the wording with the die and inked through the die with Antique Linen. I cut another Radiant Rectangle out of Black Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding a 5mm Black Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Here's the third card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Black Card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Regal M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design (it's a repeating pattern so very easy to line up).

I stamped the image section from the With Deepest Sympathy Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Classic Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.

I tied a bow using Black/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added a Black Vintage Button.

I cut a Spellbinders 5 x 7 Detailed Scallops Die out of Milk Card. At the emboss stage I added the Tracery Mask.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Cream 8mm Pearl to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Hope you can see the potential of these stamps - lots more can be done with them, this is just a start to get your creative juices going!

Hope you can join me later - I'll be well on the way to the studios when this goes live, another stupid o'clock start!

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

37 comments:

  1. Morning Julia, three great cards today, these are the ones we all don't like having to do! I won't be able to watch the first show as I have had to clear my lounge for the carpet fiters coming this morning but hope to catch the later show. Love Jean xxx

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  2. Morning Julia
    Very nice quiet cards thank you . Take care Kitty , take extra care with yor bad chest and all this smog about.

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  3. Morning Julia
    Thank you for the three-fer - lovely cards.
    Unfortunately work gets in the way so won't be able to see the first show but will be home in time for second one and will have tablet to hand and will try and win a card!!!
    BFN Sheila x

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  4. Hi Julia
    Love the cards today three today will be recording your shows hope you get some sell out thanks Tracy w x

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  5. Hello Julia, wow three cards, they are really stunning, and show perfectly how versatile the stamps are. Looking forward to the shows and your demos. Bx

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  6. Hi Julia. Great cards, (always the hardest ones to make!) but you have shown us how handy those stamps are :) Sadly can't watch you live today :( but I will catch up online this evening :) I hope you enjoy the shows. Safe journey there and back. Take care.

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  7. Morning Julia, WOW WOW WOW three beautiful cards today
    they are all gorgeous all lthough we don't like having do to these
    at the end of the day they are part of life and these are so peaceful
    I'm sure anyone would love them. Good luck on your shows will catch
    them later.
    Nancyd xx

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  8. Good morning Julia wow three gorgeous cards today you are spoiling us but it does show how versatile the stamps are. I hope to catch the later show live I will be working in the morning when the first goes out. I hope the shows go well and that you have safe journeys there and back. Love Jackie

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  9. Lovely cards for those sad occasions. Mabex

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  10. Three lovely cards Julia - the stamps are great and I think do the job for when you do have to send cards like these.
    Love your use of the rectangle dies.
    Have 2good shows -will have to watch the morning one online as I am working this morning but will catch you live at 3!
    XRuth

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  11. Hi Julia great use from one stamp, they are all beautiful. Hope the shows go well today x

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  12. Morning Julia, Three lovely cards, we are so spoiled here today !! These cards are always hard to make, but the stamps are really versatile as you have shown here, and black and white is always very elegant. I'm loving the vintage buttons and I really have to buy the Spellbinders detail scallop die, I love it so much.
    I will be recording your shows today, can't wait to watch your demo's. Have a good day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  13. Morning Julia,
    Three lovely cards, these are always the difficult one to make so these stamps will be very helpful.
    Lydia
    X

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  14. Three beautiful cards today,all very elegant in black and white.Looking forward to your shows today.

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  15. Hi Julia
    Three stunning cards today. these are the hardest to make, but these stamps really do the cards justice. Black and white is really stunning.

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  16. Lovely cards Julia, I am looking forward to your shows today.
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

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  17. Morning Julia 3beautiful cards looking forward to your shows have a good day love June xxx

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  18. Morning Julia
    You know what they say early bird catches the worm.
    These three cards are stunning, will be watching later
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  19. Hello Julia, Three stunning cards, the stamps are so versatile, this type of card is usually so hard to make. Watching as I type, the blue flowers are gorgeous, thanks for demoing them.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

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  20. Hi Julia, three beautiful cards for sad occassions. Will watch your shows later. Have a safe journey.

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  21. Hi Julia, Love the cards and I think the sentiment stamps are fab love Jean Z xxx

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  22. Hi Julia,

    Lovely, lovely cards. Great. Stamps and masks. X

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  23. Nice cards Julia - always difficult to know what to do on such occasions.
    Am recording the shows to watch later, I hope !

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  24. I recorded your morning show & have just finished watching it - loved the flower making demo. Three lovely cards Julia, those stamps are just a must have. Pat x

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  25. Guess who overslept this morning! But it gave me something to look forward to when I finished work All three cards are lovely All so different too I can't pick a favourite

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  26. These are beautiful Julia, I have taped your shows so will watch later.

    Love Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Hi Julia,
    It's me , late again! Only just got home as been doing some Easter crafts with the Residents of a Care Home! They had such fun! Missed both your Shows Live but will relax later and watch and learn! My Best Wishes stamp came today and is lovely! Thank you. They really are versatile stamps and a good size! I will try to add at least one other soon.
    Today's lovely cards really show that versatility and these are lovely cards which we all have to make. The styles today are so elegant. Looking forward to my viewing later. Trust you have a safe journey home.
    Love Myra

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  28. Managed to catch the morning show. Brilliant demos and I loved the way you were directing as well as demonstrating! Beautiful stamps and you showed their versatility so well. Thank you, Jan

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  29. HI Julia,

    Love the stamps and a very well done for your morning show - really enjoyed it.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

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  30. Enjoyed the shows ,particularly the morning one. The new stamps are very nice - will be ordering a couple of them soon.
    Janet (in Kent)

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  31. Watched the shows and really enjoyed your tips and techniques. An exciting time with all the new products. This is one craft I have never tired of.xx

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  32. Evening Julia, hope your shows were successful. I shall sit and watch them later. Love all of the cards today. Very inspirational. Kind regards Joanne K x

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  33. Evening Julia
    Three stunning cards today each one a statement and as you say not that difficult when you know how.
    Loved the shows today they were very informative and I think another collection being started loving the new paint.
    TFS
    Hugs
    Amanda x

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  34. Hi Julia

    All three cards are just stunning. Loved both your shows. Thanks for all the hints and tips you give, you make things look so easy.

    Take care
    Eileen L.

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  35. Hi Julia
    Just wanted to say how nice your cards on your blog are and how much I enjoyed watching you on create and craft. Loved your samples x

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