Monday, 11 May 2015

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

An actual card that I made at my demo on Saturday at Samuel Taylors -

I made a card blank out of Coconut White Card using the largest die from Sue Wilson's Ornate Pierced Rectangles Noble Die Set (just put one of the cutting edges of one side of the die on the outide of the fold of the card).

I cut both pieces of Sue's Canadian Background out of Coconut White Card. I put a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet over the front of the die cut. I turned it over and brushed some of Phill Martin's Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powder all over the exposed adhesive - I belive I used Decadent Denim, Decadent Grape and Chic Moss. It's important at this stage to seal in the mica as although you may think you have brushed away the excess, a little always appears from nowhere! I used another piece of Self Adhesive Sheet but you glue it to a piece of card. I turned the background over and removed the other piece of backing. I sprinkles Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles all over the surface.

I made a frame using some more dies from Sue's Ornate Pierced Rectangles Die Set from Coconut White and Teal Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue's Pierced Flags Die Set and cut another die from the same set out of Teal Card.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Maidenhair Fern Die Set and rubbed Phill Martin's Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Teal Gilding Wax over them. I made a couple of Stick Pins using Creative Expressions Stick Pin Elements and a flower out of Felt using Sue's Classic Foldover Flowers Die Set (see my video on how to do this in the Videos section of this blog).

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

35 comments:

  1. What a pretty effect . Looks like I need to add the ornate pieced rectangles to my wish list as they create a lovely shaped card.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  2. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card thank you tracyw

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  3. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card, take care Kitty.

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  4. Love how you have created the shaped card from the noble die, thanks for the tip! Very pretty card and love the colours. Linda.

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  5. Beautiful card, especially love the Canadian background and also the way you have used the noble die to create the card blank . X

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  6. Hello Julia, such a beautiful card, absolutely gorgeous background with the mica powders, great colours. Have a great Monday. Bx

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  7. Morning Julia, Wow !! the people watching you demo this beauty being made, were lucky bunnies. It is gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  8. Absolutely splash of colour and stunning card.....fantastic. ...!
    Luv Rach :)

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  9. Absolutely splash of colour and stunning card.....fantastic. ...!
    Luv Rach :)

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  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I do like these shaped cards your demos must have been amazing. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

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  11. Morning Julia, another stunning card love the mica.
    Nancyd xx

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  12. Hi Julia,lovely card and a beautiful background with the mica colours! Have a nice day Jane B.

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  13. Very pretty card with a fantastic background Julia!
    XxRuth

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  14. Lovely card, such a pretty background.

    Michele

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  15. Hi Julia,
    Stunning card and I was one of the lucky ones seeing this demonstrated on Saturday, it was amazing watching it develop into this beautiful card, and better still seeing it in the flesh.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  16. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card.
    Lydia
    X

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  17. Morning Julia, a lovely.card, the Canadian background works really well with the noble dies. Sue is right all of her dies are done so you can use them together.
    I bought the folded flower die yesterday I didn't have any felt so used foundation card, they came out lovely not quite as fluffy looking as with the felt though. All thanks to your tutorial as I didn't have a clue what to do with the die until I saw your tutorial.
    Thanks to you Sue and John for all your inspiration
    Maggie in Solihull

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  18. Hi Julia. Gorgeous card. I love the mica background. SueLx

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  19. lovely card Julia, I love the background
    Hugs michelle xxxx

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  20. Beautiful card Julia and I love these techniques, Mica powders and Glitter Jewels you cannot beat. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

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  21. Beautiful Julia, love the different colour tones this has given.

    Love & Hugs

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

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  22. Beautiful card love the shape and the colour one of my favs thank you Julia love June horrocks xxxxx

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  23. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. I really like the Canadian background, your colour combination and the teal Noble frame. Thanks for sharing.

    It sounds like a good day was had by all on Saturday, I hope you had a better return journey.

    Best wishes..

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  24. Hi Julia
    Lovely card must try thus out sometime
    Ginnie x

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  25. Hi Julia
    wow this card is stunning love it!
    crafty hugs
    Helen Terry xx

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  26. Lovely card Julia - my Canadian background die is still in its packet, as I have been playing with the striplet dies for craft class, Like the Noble frame card.

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  27. Really,really like this card.Looks like I will be buying more craft stuff!! Just wish mine would turn out half as good as yours.

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  28. Lovely idea Will need to re read the instructions for the self adhesive sheets I got myself into a bit of a muddle! Love this teal colour too

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  29. I love this idea with the Canadian die - I have this die so may just give it a go xx

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  30. Hi Julia, this is such a pretty card and the more I see of the Canadian background the more I want it! Thank you for showing us such interesting techniques, loving the double pierced flag. Blessings - Deb C xx

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  31. Lovely card today Julia, I must have this background die next. Bye for now Susan Dunn.

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  32. Hi Julia, very pretty card love the shimmer behind the background card. Take Care Melody xx

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  33. Hi Julia

    I love it! Absolutely beautiful

    Hugs

    T x

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