Monday, 25 May 2015

Wishing You the Happiest of Days

Hi Bloggers.

Another purple card today -

The background is from a demo, using an old favourite technique by Tim Holtz. I scrunched up a piece of Milk Card, openend it back up and rubbed my Seedless Preserves Distress Ink Pad over the peaks. I misted with water, left it a few minutes and then ironed with my encaustic iron. I then randomly stamped the Happy Birthday and cherry blossom branch from John Lockwood's Cherry Blossom Elements Stamp Set, again using Seedless Preserves.

I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Triple Floral Die Set together with a die from the Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics B. At the emboss stage, I removed the Matting Basics Die and added the next sized die in the Triple Floral Die Set.

I stamped the sentiment from John Lockwood's Daisy Chain Elements Stamp Set using Plum Archival. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Spellbinders Floral Assortment Die Set and inked through the die with Seedless Preserves. I cut the next sized die out of Rich Plum Card.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Antique White Satin Ribbon and another using 3 lengths of Raisin Satin Ribbon. I added a Dazzler Setting and a Purple Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm Cream Pearls, some Cream Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Love the background technique - haven't used it for ages and it has inspired me for a couple of cards I need! Mind a blank at present. Thank you.

  2. Morning Julia.
    Looks like the background Queen is coming back. pretty card, Thank you, take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, very pretty card today, especially the colours and the background

    Enjoy Bank holiday Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  4. Love the colours and the techniques Julia....have a good bank holiday. ...
    Luv Rach :)

  5. Love the colours and the techniques Julia....have a good bank holiday. ...
    Luv Rach :)

  6. Morning Julia, A gorgeous card !! I had almost forgotten about this background technique of Tim's, thank you for reminding me, I will be having a go later.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Hi Julia,
    Love the colours on this card, haven't heard of this technique before, sounds fun must give it a try!
    love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  8. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card. love this die.

  9. Great card-love all the details on it.


  10. Oh dear printed it and lost it I'll try again love this card Julia the dies the colours and the background thank you love June horrocks

  11. Hi Julia, another fabulous card, love the layout and the plum coloured card. Great background technique, haven't done one in ages, need to try it again. Have a great bank holiday. Bx

  12. Hi Julia. Lovely card, I think seedless preserves is such a lush colour. SueL x

  13. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card really loving the plum card at the moment.
    Nancyd xx

  14. Hi Julia
    Lovely card today. Loving the background you have done. Love these floral dies as well.

  15. Lovely card and colours xx hazel

  16. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. I did not know this background technique, I will have to try it. Great colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes.

  17. Hi Julia,
    Love the rich colours in this card and I will try the background technique, thanks.
    Heather Treble

  18. Hi Julia,

    Beautiful design.

    Love &Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Hi Julia, very dramatic colour, I will have to try that technique, it works out so well.
    Maggie in Solihull

  20. Great background technique Need to re-visit it

  21. Hi Julia, nice pretty frame love the colour. Take Care Melody xx

  22. Hi Julia

    I love the background, I only ever did this technique with loads of layers of colour but the single colour looks amazing- like marble! It's purple so it's awesome!


    T x

  23. Lovely card Julia, a super colour and the background is fab. Pat x

  24. Nice card Julia, love the purple !
    Maria x


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