Friday, 12 December 2014

Don't Look Back

Hi Bloggers.

Here's a demo card from Tuesday morning's show, although I made it in blue on the show -

A messy background with a difference today. I started with a piece of Coconut White Card and with the stamp in my hand I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Respendent Roses Background using Old Paper Distress Ink. I repeated the process with Phill's Crackled Background using Bundled Sage Distress Ink. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Sea Garden Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Old Paper. I rubbed Pearl Moon Gilding Wax over the surface and left it to dry for a few minutes and buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I popped a little Frosty Dawn Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in a little Lime Frost Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Subtle Shades Mica Spray Set. I applied it through the Criss Cross Mask in 2 of the corners of the background.

I mixed a little Lime Frost with some Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with my Custom Made Embossing Powder. I removed the excess mica using a dry wetwipe. I cut it out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two and inked through the die with Old Paper.

I stamped the Curled Frame Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with my Custom Made Powder. I removed the excess mica using a dry wetwipe and cut out using Spellbinders Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Old Paper. I cut the largest die in Sue's Valencia Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I rubbed Phill Martin's Vintage Sage Gilding Wax over the surface, buffing up using a dry wetwipe once dry.

I cut some leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set and rubbed Phill's Vintage Sage Gilding Wax over the surface. I made a flower out of White Crochet Ribbon.

I assembled the card as shown adding White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Green PVA around the edges.

I've put picks of some of the samples from the show onto facebook here.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you great sentiment,and lovely colour card. Take care Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia, another great card, fabulous colours, love how you mix them up. Wonderful sentiment. Have a great Friday. Bx

  3. Morning Julia
    This card is lovely in either colouring.
    I loved the idea of the texture paste over the inking and embossing. A must try technique.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Sheila x

  4. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I will be having a look at your Facebook album it is a lovely way to share projects. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  5. Hi Julia, lovely card, enjoyed your morning show, so nice to see something different. Lilian

  6. Lovely Julia, love the colour and it was just as lovely in Blue.
    Have a great weekend all
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  7. Morning Julia and all crafters, another beautiful card today on this very wet and miserable Friday, it brightens up the day.

    Have a great Friday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy and wrap up warm, hugs June Smith xxx

  8. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, colours are lovely too.

  9. Moning Julia., a very pretty card today quite muted for
    you your usualy more bold with colour but I do like this
    Nancyd xx

  10. Hi Julia. Not watched your Tuesday show yet, just catching up with Saturdays show as I am writing this, guess you like peach at the moment. I didn't think I was going to like the peach card you made but by the time you had finished it I liked it as much as you. I particularly like the glittery texture paste on your today's card. I do like a touch of bling. SueL x

  11. Another lovely card Julia, very delicate colours - a bit difficult to see on my PC but very pretty.

  12. Morning Julia, Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, a truly beautiful neutral coloured card, I love this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Hi Julia
    This card is stunning could be used for many occasions
    Carol x

  14. Hi Julia
    another beautiful & stunning card & love the soft colours.
    Look forward to newsletter every day to see what beautiful creation awaits to brighten the day...

  15. Love the card Julia it's just lovely thank you so much love always June xxxx

  16. I love the use of the mask together with the stamp AND the embossing folder

  17. Very, very pretty Julia . Personally I prefer the blue that you demoed. Pat x

  18. Hello Julia, I have missed my daily visits, your amazing creations and your inspiration, my sister had some things going on and I felt unable to comment.
    This card is so delicate and pretty, the mica is so lush and delicate.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. Hi Julia
    This is a beautiful card. Such a lot of work but so worth the effort. Gorgeous!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx


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