Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A flower for your thoughts

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the main background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Art Deco Fanfare Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

I stamped the foliage from the Justrite A Flower for your Thoughts Stamp Set using Olive Archival. I stamped the flower from the same stamp set using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I cut out using Justrite Vintage Labels Five Die Set and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut a larger die from the set out of Mauve Card.

I cut the largest 2 dies in Sue's Italian Decorative Frames Die Set out of Milk Card. I removed the outer die and inked through the remaining die with Dusty Concord.

For the large panel, I stamped the Jusrite Garden Trellis Background onto Milk Card using Perfect Medium. I dusted it with Sugar Grey Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Delicate Lace Mica Spray Set. I removed the excess powder using a dry wet wipe. I matted the panel onto Mauve Card.

For the top right panel, I popped some Purple Orchid Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray Mist onto my Craft Sheet and mixed with a little Cosmic Shimmer Warm White Chalk Paint. I used this to ink up a section of the Justrite Fleur Twist Background Stamp using Cut n Dry Foam and stamped onto Milk Card.

I sprayed some Purple Orchid Vintage Ink Spray Mist onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam to make myself an 'ink pad'. I then spayed a little more onto my Craft Sheet and mixed this with a little Enchanted Lilac Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Delicate Lace Mica Spray Set. I added this to my 'ink pad' and used it to stamp a section of the Justrite Iron Swirls Background Stamp. I stamped the sentiment from the A Flower for Your Thoughts Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls to the corners and I pierced around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

27 comments:

  1. Hi Julia, another very pretty card, love the unusual panels and fab colours. Have a great day. Bx

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  2. Hi Julia. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing all your techniques. Sue x

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  3. Morning Julia and all crafters, I so like todays card, and the colours you have used are brilliant, the pretty flower so matches this card. Thank you for the information on how to make this, I love it.

    Have a great Wednesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  4. A lovely card Julia I do like the way you have created all the different panels . One that I must try.
    Thankyou for sharing xxxx

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  5. Beautiful Julia, just beautiful.

    Love & Hugs

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

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  6. Really like this card., especially the different panels . Xx

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  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the beautiful flower stamp. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

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  8. Morning Julia,
    Love, love, love your card. Great colour choice.
    Lydia
    X

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  9. Morning Julia
    Stunning card love how you have used different stamps for the backgrounds
    When are you on the box again
    Hugs
    Carol x
    my e-mail is clarke.carol13@virginmedia.com

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  10. What a lovely card Julia, I love the colours and the layout
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

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  11. Elegent and beauty julia I love it thank you for sharing love June horrocks xxxxxx

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  12. Hi Julia. Like your placement of the flower. I do struggle trying to make myself put something off centre, but it works. SueL x

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  13. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card and colour. I really like the effect of the three panels with different patterns, I would not have thought of that. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  14. Hi Julia
    Lovely card today in my favourite colours. I like how you've made the separate panels to put on the card. This is one I can definately do.

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  15. My favourite colour Julia - love these stamps. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

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  16. Morning Julia, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

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  17. Hi Julia, This card is lovely.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  18. Hi Julia, I always love your backgrounds, great card x x x

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  19. Beautiful card Julia love the colours xx hazel

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  20. Hi Julia,
    Really like today's card ! It's lovely . Love the flower and the panels and the colours are lovely too.
    Thank you,
    Love Myra x

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  21. This is a great card for showing - (1) the patterned panels don't have to be all the same pattern (2) the patterned panels don't have to be all the same shape - I like the rectangle and 2 squares layout. (3) The main central topper does not have to be symmetrical.

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  22. Hi Julia, I like how you used so many different techniques on the
    panels and still made a card. How said everything have to be straight
    and in the middle...I like it
    Maria~

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  23. Hi Julia
    Very pretty & love the way you have stamped 3 different backgrounds on the square plates & the colours compliment each other perfectly.
    Very pretty flower topper & the sentiment is lovely.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

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  24. Hi Julia

    Very very pretty, those flower stamps are so clever. I love dusty concord, such a gorgeous shade of purple. Goes so well with the milk cardstock.

    Hugs,

    T x

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