Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Wonderful Friend

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by stamping across the top and the bottom of a piece of Coconut White Card with one of the borders from the Justrite Ribbon, Tape and Lace Clear Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Openwork Mask, hanging the edge of the mask outside the machine. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I stamped the Justrite Rose Postcard Background using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I placed a Spellbinders Classic Squares over a section of the image and drew around the outside edge with a pencil, missing out the leaves and butterfly. I removed the die and cut around the leaves and butterfly, cutting in further than the pencil line. I added the die to the image again, making sure the leaves and the butterflies were hanging over the die i.e. away from the cutting edge. I then ran it though the Grand Calibur. I cut a Spellbinders Luscious Labels One out of Black Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Pansies in Spring Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 7 Dies and cut a Spellbinders A2 Devine Eleoquence Die out of Black Card.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Black Silky Crush Ribbon and added a White Crystal Sparkler.

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

I'l be back tomorrow with a sneak peek from Thursday's shows.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank youacard full of drama, very good. Thank you Mrs B for answering my queery yesterday, I may give them ago take care all Kitty

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful and elegant card still loving black and white.
    Hope you've had a bit of a rest all ready for Thursday.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hello Julia, a very lovely and classy card, love the black and white, love that focal image. Bx

  4. Hi Julia
    Stunning black and white card I saw you doing this one thanks for sharing Tracy w x

  5. Hi Julia lovely card, looks good in black and white. Love the postcard stamp, thought it was gorgeous on your show x

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the black and white colour scheme. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  7. Beautiful monochrome card Julia. Love the pansy stamp and the bow finishes it off nicely. Christine

  8. Gorgeous Julia,

    Love the design and stamp. The boarder is fab too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  9. Morning Julia, I love it !! the black and white combo is always a winner !! I'm so loving the cutting out of the central image, with the leaves and butterfly outside, I always get confused how to do this haha, but it is sooooooooooo effective !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Morning Julia, as always I love black and white, love the borders and the 'outside the box' cut of the image. Love Jean xxx

  11. love black and white beautiful card

  12. Clever and beautiful I've done "out of the box" once - fairy's wings and it looked so effective Need to try it again Thanks for the reminder & inspiration

  13. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card, have tried this a few times but it never looks quite right when I do it. I suppose I should practice.

  14. Hello Julia, Beautiful card, love the monochrome and the layout. My goodies from your show are out for delivery, I am so excited and can't wait to play.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  15. Gorgeous monochrome card today.They always look so elegant.

  16. Hi Julia. Lovely card. Monochrome looks great. I love the pansy, it is so pretty : ) Take care.

  17. Good morning Julia. WOW!! A very dramatic, and fabulous card today. The borders and stamped pansies are beautiful!! Have a lovely day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  18. Morning Julia
    Yes WOW this card is gorgeous - just love it
    Carol x

  19. Lots of comments on here about stamped pansies on the card. There aren't any! The image is from the Rose Postcard Background, as it says above, so - the flowers are roses not pansies. I only used the Pansy stamp set for the sentiment.

  20. Hi Julia, Saw you demo this card and loved it. I love the stamp and will get it soon love Jean Z xxx

  21. Oh Julia it's beautiful just love it thank you for sharing ove June xxxxx

  22. Hi Julia, love the card. Really like the border stamp.

  23. I remember seeing you demonstrate this card Julia and thought at the time how many different techniques you had used, very effective, best wishes Jackie D

  24. I love the rose postcard stamp and it looks beautiful on your card with those fabulous borders and gorgeous bow. Pat x

  25. Morning Julia
    I love this stamp and will be trying this technique - very clever!
    {Would have loved to have won this card when you demo'd on your show on C&C} - yes greedy I know, but looking forward to receiving my card and I have a box frame ready and waiting to put it on the wall in my new craft room!! Shame I have to work!!
    Sheila x

  26. As usual beautiful card Julia. Saw the C&C shows... i am envious you always have a really good laugh. It is so uplifting.

    Crafty Regards.

    Julie xxx

  27. Julia, there is no doubt about it, I need this postcard/rose stamp. Lovely Card.

  28. Hi Julia. Saw you demo this and it´s so beautiful. What a lovely surprise, hadn't realised you were on on Thursday.
    Love Val in Spain x

  29. Morning Julia
    Stunning card today love the classy look of black and white. Loved this card when demo'd on C & C love the cutting technique.
    Amanda x

  30. Hi Julia
    Love this card - always like black and white.
    Will set my recorder for tomorrow right now!

  31. Hi Julia,
    beautiful card,
    I'm going to try and make this one later today,
    can't wait for your shows I'll be watching,
    crafty hugs Julie xx

  32. Lovely Julia, I love the Black and White and I have quite a few of the stamps on my wish list
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  33. Hi Julia,
    This one really is stunning! I watched you demo it yesterday I think it was ( on record!!) It is such a clever tecnique and fairly easy - when you know how! Loved that postcard stamp but had gone as had the lovely cardstock, by the time I was watching. Would have liked the coloured pack - the neutrals I have.
    Looking forward to this week's Shows already.
    Thanks for all your hard work! Tulle etc. arrived - will last me years I think!
    Love Myra

  34. Wonderful stamping Julia, an absolutely stunning card. Flora xx

  35. Lovely, black and white always classy. Didn't realise you were back on the telly Thursday, goody. Will have to record though. Been really busy so haven't looked at your schedule. Will look forward to watching when I get home. SueL x

  36. Hi Julia, love the card, so effective and the stamps are fabulous. Will record your Thursday shows,
    Hugs Annie

  37. Lovely card Julia so effective too.
    Margaret corgi owner


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