Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Thanks

Hi Bloggers.

I was supposed to have been doing a workshop at Creative Expressions today but I have had to re-schedule it to Wednesday 26th August, sorry about that! All attendees have been notified and transferred to the new date or refunded.

Here's today's card -

I have to say this card looks much better 'in the flesh'. Quite often the case, I think.

Anyway, I started by cutting Sue Wilson's Classic Weaving Die out of 2 of the patterned papers from Phill Martin's Chic Floral 8 x 8 Paper Pad. I wove the 2 pieces together as shown on Sue's video here but did not use the Striped Weaving Die on this one.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card and the plain side of another of the Chic Floral Papers ( I gutted of the of the sheets so I could use the outside of the piece as a mat) using Sue's Ornate Pierced Squares Noble Die Set. I added to the woven background using 3d Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess.

I cut the Couture Creations Script : Thanks Die out of some remaining paper that I had cut the weaving die from. I also cut one of Sue's Pierced Flags Dies from the same and also another die from the same set out of Coconut White Card.

I stamped 2 of the stamps from the Shaded Peony Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Phill Martin Chic Pumpkin Embossing Powder. I repeated this process once more so that I had 2 flowers of 2 sizes. I made a template by cutting the corresponding 2 dies from Sue's Perfect Peony Complete Petals Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I put the flowers aside to use another time and kept the waste. I placed the waste over the stamped flower so that it was perfectly lined up, inserted the dies, secured with tape across the die, template and card that the flower was stamped on and ran it through the Grand Calibur. I repeated this for all the flowers. I shaped them a little using a Paper Shaping Tool and a Moulding Mat, stacked them up, offsetting them a little and added a 5mm White Pearl.

I tied a bow out of Blue White American Seam Binding and another bow out of Pastel Bakers Twine.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

41 comments:

  1. Hi Julia, simply gorgeous. Lol lynne m xxxxx

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  2. Morning Julia.
    Very pretty card Thank you. Take care Kitty.

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  3. Hello Julia, today's card is fabulous. Love the colour combo. It has certainly brightened my day. Take care. Bx

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  4. Hi Julia. Nice. I like how you have used Phill's papers for the weaving, very effective. SueL x

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  5. Good morning Julia, I agree!!! Just lovely!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

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  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love how you have created the background. I do hope you are OK and that there is not too serious a reason for cancelling the workshop. Have a good day. Hugs Jackie

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  7. Hope you are OK Julia, gorgeous card too, xxx

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  8. I think this card looks pretty good not in the flesh Julia!
    XxxRuth

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  9. Morning Julia, a beautiful card hope are well and your orange bits have disappeared.
    Nancyd xx

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  10. Gorgeous card, love the flower x

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  11. Hi Julia,
    Hope you are ok, love the card today, pretty little flower!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  12. Lovely card Julia. ...splash of summer.
    Luv Rach :)

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  13. Gorgeous card-lovely summer colours.

    Michele

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  14. Hi Julia,
    A beautiful card, great idea for cutting the stamped flowers.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Heather Treble

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  15. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, lovely colour choice.
    Lydia
    X

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  16. Lovely card in summery colours.
    Rosemary xx

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  17. Have just bought the Noble dies so this card has given me an idea to start with.
    Thank you.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  18. Looks pretty amazing as is I hope you haven't had to cancel for anything serious

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  19. Morning Julia, A lovely compilation to this card, how pretty does the patterned paper look cut with the weaving die, really lovely.
    I know other things crop up to send all appointments haywire, but I really hope it is nothing serious.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  20. Morning Julia, I so love the weaving dies and using Phils papers makes it look even more special, will have to try this.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  21. Very pretty card Julia.
    Lynne x

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  22. Hi Julia
    Really pretty card. Great use of patterned paper for the background. Love it!
    Anne M xx

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  23. Hi Julia
    Really pretty card. Great use of patterned paper for the background. Love it!
    Anne M xx

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  24. Beautiful card Julia I love Phills papers and the colours are brill xxxxxxthanl you xxxx

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  25. Using one of your favourite colours I see Julia😎 I love the use of patterned paper for the die strips, this makes the card look so different from on with plain card. An idea to inspire when I finally purchase the weaving dies. Thank you

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  26. Hello Julia and all.

    I like everything about this card. From the dies you have used, the papers for the background and your tonal colouring. I like to see the many ways you use the Weaving dies, always something new. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes.

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  27. Hi Julia
    What A Truly Beautiful Card, I Love The Fabulous Colour Palette You've Chosen,
    And The Dies You've Decided To Use, Starting With Sue Wilson Awesome Weaving Die And The Pierced Flags I Love Them.
    My Favourite Flower From Sue's Collection The Peonies, And I Must Compliment You On Using The Outstanding Papers From Phill Martin I Love How He Has A Collection That Matches.
    Hugs From Sam x

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  28. Hi Julia, love this card and the weaving gives many shades of the beautiful peach colour. Hope you are ok. X Ros

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  29. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card and Phill's papers are perfect for the weaving die.
    Must buy the peonie die and stamp set.
    Sorry you had to cancel your work shop today, hope you are alright.
    Take care Maria x

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  30. Hi ajuga
    Lovely weaved card made out of paper. Wouldn't have thought to use that instead of card. Hope your feeling ok as you've had to cancel your workshop.

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  31. Love the background weaving on this card, such a pretty colour.
    Hope all is well with you.

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  32. Gorgeous! Love the flower xxx

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  33. Gorgeous card Julia xx hazel

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  34. What a fab colour Julia, love the woven background. Pat x

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  35. Hi Julia,
    another super creation today.
    Wonderful colour choice, and lovely design.
    Don't you just hate it when a creation looks so much better in the flesh than on your blog, as you feel that people are missing a real treat.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  36. Hi Julia, love your colour choice an the dies are great to the wonderful noble dies an the fab weaving die. take Care Melody xXx

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  37. Hi Julia this is such a pretty card. I love the shades of peach you've used. The weaving is such an effective background I'm not sure I have the patience for it though. Love the flower must get the dies and matching stamps.

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  38. What a lovely card Julia, such a pretty colour. Thanks for sharing - Angela (UK)

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