Monday, 23 June 2014

Wonderful Friend

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I dusted a piece of Periwinkle Card with an anti stati bag and popped it on top of my tan mat which was on top of the Grand Calibur Pink Plate. I inked up the Damask Mask with Perfect Medium and placed it face down onto the dusted card. I added the Base Plate and ran it through the Grand Calibur. The ink transferred to the debossed pattern. I added Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I added Cosmic Shimmer Sky Blush Twinkles around the edges and put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Pansies in Spring Stamp Set using Cobalt Archival  and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 7 and inked through the die with Stonewashed Adirondack Dye Ink. I cut one of Sue's Decorative Frames (Set B) from the Californian Collection out of Periwinkle Card and inked through the die with Stonewashed Ink. I cut one of Sue's Basic Frames (Set A) from the Californian Collection out of Cobalt Card. I stamped 3 single pansies from the same stamp set using Cobalt Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut them out using scissors.

I tied a bow using Blue/White Grosgrain and added a White Crystal Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Mini Pearl Swirls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Blue PVA around the edges.

Some of you will have heard Sue mention yesterday that we'll be doing a Toolshed together in July. It's on July 20th and we're both really looking forward to it. Lots of lovely new stamps and as Sue hinted, something really special - that's all I'm saying!

I am so pleased to see that there are bids on some of my sample packs on ebay so I have popped another 3 packs on there. I will add more as I get time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

42 comments:

  1. Hello Julia, superb card, love the shades of blue you have used. Have a lovely day. Bx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card pretty colours. Take care Kitty.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Morning Julia, wow stunning card, my favourite colours! Love
    Jean xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Morning Julia
    Beautiful card today in what has now become my favourite colour.
    Looking forward to the Wilson and Watts Show in July!!
    Sheila x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Julia.
    Gorgeous card, love the colour and the background especially.
    Sue xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and loving the periwinkle colour card
    And the daisy stamps are on my shopping list.
    Nancy's xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a beautiful card today Julia, really love it and the periwinkle blue is a joy!
    Marion B xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Absolutely love everything about this card, but especially the background. Gorgeous. Xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lovely card-great detail and I love the periwinkle colour card you have used.

    Michele.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Morning Julia

    OOH you are a tease but not long to wait.....
    Love todays card the colour is amazing.
    TFS
    Hugs
    Amanda x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous there are so many lovely details it would cheer anyone up. Great news about you and Sue on Toolshed together.
    My latest card on Sam Poole's blog can be seen by clicking the link at the side of this blog.
    Have a great day.
    Love Jackie

    ReplyDelete
  12. Blue again and I love it!
    Julia you are becoming such a tease!
    XxxxxxRuth

    ReplyDelete
  13. Morning Julia, I'm loving the background done with the mask, it looks fabulous and very regal, I'm also loving the pansies, they are so cute.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gorgeous card, so pretty in blue. You and Sue on toolshed together sounds great, a twofer you would say I think. X

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful card, your backgrounds are always gorgeous and this one is stunning! I heard Sue say she was being trained on a certain piece of equipment, so wonder if that's part of your double act show?:) Anyway, will be a fab show whatever! Hugs Carole Z X

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful card,loving the blues.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lovely card as usual Julia. The background is so lovely. I have that mask but it never looks like yours when I´ve used it.
    Great news about 20th July. How intriguing.

    Love Val in Spain x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Lovely card - blue is a favourite colour of mine and I love the way you've stamped the pansies but left them white Another background technique I must try 20th July is in my diary!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful, this goes onto the top of the pile for me, it's stunning.
    Lydia
    X

    ReplyDelete
  20. Absolutely gorgeous Julia, Love the colourways and fabulous background x

    ReplyDelete
  21. Lovely Julia I think this card is perfect the pansies are sweet thank you for sharing love June xxc

    ReplyDelete
  22. lovely card great colours xx hazel

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Julia, love the card and the colours. The background is beautiful and I will be looking forward to seeing you and Sue together. love Jean Z xx

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hello Julia, This card is gorgeous, love the soft colours and the pansies. The periwinkle blue is a favourite o mine. Looking forward to the Wilson and Watt's show, you little tease, the 20th is in my diary.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hello Julia, this is one of my all time favourites of the year . I just love the colouring the lay out and the background is stunning. Thank you .
    X Ros

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi Julia another fab card what a lovely colour, have to record the watts/Wilson show as I'll be working. Keep up the good work, have a crafty day.
    Love Wendy xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi Julia another fab card what a lovely colour, have to record the watts/Wilson show as I'll be working. Keep up the good work, have a crafty day.
    Love Wendy xx

    ReplyDelete
  28. Gorgeous cards Julie in your favourite colour. I am really looking forward to seeing you on C&C with Sue in July.

    Crafty REgards.

    Julie Kay x

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love this card. Background is gorgeous and love the colour xxx

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi Julia. Gorgeous card today, I love the background and the pansies are sweet,. Take care.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Morning Julia
    This card is stunning love the blue shade and the stickles along the edge. The pansies are lovely
    Hugs
    Carol x

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wonderful card - love that blue

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wow! A stunning card Julia. Love all of it!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Such a beautiful creation Julia. Pat x

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi Julia. Lovely card! I so like the embossed technique, it always brings out the background so nicely.
    You and Sue doing tool shed - fantastic!!
    Hugs Annie

    ReplyDelete
  36. Lovely card. I like the effect of embossing powder on the embossed paper. I'll have to give it a go. Thank you, Jan

    ReplyDelete
  37. Stunning Julia, love the colours and that mask is gorgeous.

    Love & Hugs

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

    ReplyDelete
  38. Good evening Julia, I hope you have had a good weekend. Lovely card today and gorgeous background. Kind regards Joanne K x

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hi Julia Such a beautiful card today especially the background it looks wonderful, looking forward to the show in July it should be extra special both of you together!
    Margaret corgi owner

    ReplyDelete
  40. A stunning card Julia, the colours blend so well, the background is just gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hi Julia, l know l`m late posting but have to say this is a lovely card. Justlove the blues you've used!

    ReplyDelete

Only positive comments please!