Friday 9 January 2015

Choose Joy

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I sprayed some of Phill Martin's Graceful Lilac Ink Spray Mist onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam to make myself an 'ink pad' (you could also use Cut n Dry Felt). I used this to stamp the Justrite Sweet Lace Background Stamp onto Coconut White Card.

I then spayed a little more onto my Craft Sheet and mixed this with a little Graceful Lilac Mica Powder. I added this to my 'ink pad' and used it to stamp the Sweet Lace Background once again. I inked around the edges of the whole piece using Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  I wrapped a piece of White Crochet Ribbon around to hide the join.

I stamped the butterfly image using Perfect Medium and embossed using Graceful Lilac Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large. I cut the frame out of Mauve Card using Spellbinders Botanical Swirls & Accents Die Set and inked through the die with my Ink/Mica Ink Pad. I tied a bow using White Crochet Ribbon and added a White Crystal Sparkler.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite What Defines Us Clear Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Graceful Lilac Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Filigree Bracket Die and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Phill Martin Graceful Lilac PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, such a pretty card, love the lilac shade, and the fab butterfly stamp. Have a lovely Friday. Bx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you pretty card and colour. Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, a beautiful card not unlike the colour Sue has
    used you do seem to choose similar colours on a lot of days
    a bit of esp going on I think.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Lovely csrd, very pretty.


  5. Morning Julia and all crafters, a truly beautiful card today, I love it.

    Have a great Friday everyone, please take care in this foul weather, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  6. Hi Julia. Lovely lilac card. SueL x

  7. Pretty and your card has made me want/need to invest in Phil's products

  8. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, such a pretty colour,

  9. Morning Julia
    stunning card - you are on the same colour wavelength as Sue today - both beautiful
    Carol x

  10. Morning Julia

    What a lovely cards ... mauve is always a winner with me. Crafty Regards Julie kay xxx

  11. Love this card the colour the stamp everything thank you julia love June xxxxxx

  12. Hi Julia, such a delicate card today I love the colour and the stamps you have used Beryl xx

  13. Hello Julia and all

    I like the colour used, very pretty, I will have to look for the background stamp. Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes

  14. Hi Julia this is a beautiful card you have used my favourite colour. Hugs Jackie

  15. Gorgeous card Julia very pretty colour.
    Lynne x

  16. Hi Julia
    Lovely card, love the background lilac colours & I just love the crochet ribbon bows as they look so delicate & pretty & the beautiful dazzler is the perfect finishing touch.

    Stunning card as always

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  17. Hi Julia, A really beautiful card, gorgeous colours and that fabulous background stamp.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hello Julia, this card is so gorgeous, love the delicate colour, the background is amazing and the crochet bow is scrummy.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. Hi Julia,

    Very pretty card, lovely colours and details


    T x

  20. its gorgeous I love the colour


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