Thursday, 17 July 2014

Proud of You

Hi Bloggers.

Back home - exhausted! Today will be mostly unpacking, washing and food shopping.

Here's today's card -

Haven't had a messy background for a while. I started by spritzing a piece of Coconut White Card with Cosmic Shimmer Grape Crush Ink Spray Mist. I then inked through the Openwork Mask with Dusty Concord Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. With the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Justrite Baroque Frame Background using Dusty Concord. I repeated the process with the Fern Fronds A6 Background using Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. Once the ink was dry, I inked around the whole piece with Cool Peri Adirondack Dye Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Congrats Vintage Labels 3 & 7 Stamp Set onto Mauve Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 7 Dies and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I stamped the frame from the same stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with White Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 3 and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut a Spellbinders Luscious Labels One Die and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

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

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Vintage Plum around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

46 comments:

  1. Morning Julia. Thank you lovely card. Have a good rest today. Take care Kitty.

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  2. Morning Julia
    WOW love the colour and Luscious Labels 1 on this card - what a stunner. Also the Vintage Plum PVA dots!
    Enjoy your day and rest!
    Sheila x

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  3. Welcome home Julia great card today xxx

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  4. Hello Julia, glad you got home safely. Love this card, colours are great and of course one of your fab backgrounds. Bx

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  5. Morning Julia, glad you had a good trip home and hope you manage some relaxation after all those chores! This card is stunning..the colours are fabulous and I love your 'messy' backgrounds....gorgeous! Hugs Carole Z X

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  6. Morning Julie, beAutiful card, just love the colours! Hope you manage to have a well earned rest for a couple of days! Love Jean xxx

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  7. Morning Julia, a fab. card and a great colour glad you made it home safe
    and try to have a rest before Sunday.
    Nancyd xx

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  8. A beautiful card thank you have a nice rest today xx. Love June xxx

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  9. Thanks for this card design Julia.I MUST play with backgrounds...love th colours. Mabex

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  10. Glad to hear you are back safely. Hope it was a fun trip?. Gorgeous card today, really love the colour & the sentiment too. Must try & get a bit more messy with my backgrounds as this effect looks great.
    Amy x

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  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I just love that colour. I'm not surprised you are exhausted it has been such a mammoth trip. Make sure you get some rest before you start on your next project. Have a great day. Love Jackie

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  12. Lovely card Julia, love the colours. Hope you can have some good lie-ins before Sunday - looking forward to it!
    Annie x

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  13. Glad you are safely home !
    The colours on this card are lovely and once again a great background!
    Take it easy Julia , when you have done all your jobs that is!
    XRuth

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  14. Hi Julia. Love the colours in this pretty card and the background is beautiful as always.
    Glad your trip was a success.
    Love Val in Spain x

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  15. A gorgeous card Julia, love the colours,does and stamps. Glad you arrived home ok - that's the problem when you go away - always things to do when you get back lol xx

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  16. Stunning Julia, love the design and the colour is gorgeous

    Love & Hugs

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

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  17. Morning Julia
    pleased to hear you had a great time - yes we all know, unpacking, washing shopping after a holiday grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Love this card - very colourful
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  18. Welcome home, Julia, hope you manage to rest up as well as catch up on chores. Love the card & the colours are fab. Jeanette xx

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  19. Morning Julia
    Lovely to hear you got back safe and sound
    Love this colourful card the background it lovely
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  20. Hi Julia. Lovely card today, beautiful colours and the Congrats Vintage Labels 3 & 7 Stamp Set is so pretty. Glad you are home safe and sound, at least you can get the washing dried quickly in his fabulous weather! I am looking forward to seeing you on Sunday : ) Take care.

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  21. Great to see u back safely Great to see a messy background too!

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  22. Morning Julia,
    Love it, great colours. Bet you are exhausted after your marathon week. bet you had a great time.
    Lydia
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  23. Welcome Home Julia, Bet the cats were pleased to see you and you them. Today's card is gorgeous, love the stamps and the striking colours. Glad to see your messy background make a return appearance. Hope you can have a little rest after the chores are done.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

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  24. Morning, great to see you back safe and sound with yet another fantastic card xx pity about the washing!!
    Love Wendy x

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  25. Love the card,gorgeous background and colours.Glad you are home safely,although exhausted,hope that it all went well.

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  26. Julia - my first thought when I saw the card was - messy background have not seen one of those for a while and then I read what you wrote it made me chuckle as you said 'Haven't had a messy background for a while.'

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  27. Just love the background, infact think the card is beautiful. Sounds like you are going to have another busy day today. Helen

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  28. Stunning card today Julia lilac is one of my favourite colours Beryl xx

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  29. Great card again Julia, love the colours.
    Glad you are home safely - maybe you will be able to rest a bit after the washing, shopping etc !!!

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  30. Morning Julia, No rest then !!!!! No wonder you are exhausted with your marathon travelling and demo'ing, but I bet you have enjoyed it.
    Your card today can't fail to please, my favourite colours and a 'messy' background, love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    PS I hope you find a 'little' time to relax today xx

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  31. Hi Julia. So glad that you and Sue had a good trip. I love the background on today's card. Lovely colours. Take care. Diane xx

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  32. Morning Julia
    I have been trying to find the programme where you did inking through masks,
    I want to try thisd - can you help
    Carol x

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  33. Love the colours and the just right stamp I need to use white detail powder more it gives great effect xx

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  34. Love the colours Julia - would never of thought of Lilac and Mink but it really works. have a good day Julie Kay xx

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  35. Stunning Julia, Love the colours
    Glad you are home safe, now looking forward to your shows with Sue on Sunday on C&C
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

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  36. Hi Julia

    Stunning card, must've taken ages, there's so much work there!

    Not surprised you're tired, nothing worse than the 'get home' loads of laundry! I've spent the day doing the opposite, packing!

    I have the sky box set for Sunday so if I'm not home I'll still see it. Mobile Internet is awful in the hospital so the app won't work :-( at least if i record I can craft along when I'm recovered!

    Crafty hugs

    T x

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  37. Afternoon Julia
    Stunning card, love the background and the colour.
    Great to see you earlier, looking forward to the workshops.
    TFS
    Hugs
    Amanda xx

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  38. Hi Julia. Lovely card and pleased to see the messy background back. Love the colours. SueL x

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  39. Good evening Julia, you will be so glad to be home. That is a lot of miles and demos you have done in a week.
    Beautiful card love the colours and the brilliant background.
    Patricia x

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  40. Lovely card-the stamping really brings out the details of the diecuts.

    Michele.

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  41. A beautiful card, love your messy backgrounds Julia.x

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  42. Gorgeous background, what a fabulous selection of colours. A beautiful card Julia. Hope you're all sorted out now and recovered from all your travels. Pat x

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  43. Gorgeous card Julia in a lovely colourway too, I just love that stamp in the hand technique thanks for sharing your ideas :-)

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