Saturday, 23 January 2016

Lemon Juice!

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I stamped the Justrite Journey Background onto Milk Card using Coffee Archival. Using Smoothies, I inked sections of the map with Pool, Mountain Rose, Terra Cotta, Clover and Pebble Adirondack Dye Inks. I swiped some Currant Adirondack Dye Ink onto my Craft Sheet and used a Water Brush to colour the banner. I tore around the edges of the map and inked around the edges with Pebble Ink.

I popped some Lemon Juice into a mister bottle and misted it into my hands and 'clapped' over the map. I dried the splats with my heat tool - they turn a burnt brown when dry.

I stamped the car image from the Justrite Explore Vintage Labels Four Stamp Set using Coffee Archival. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four Dies and inked through the die with Pebble Ink. I coloured the card with Currant Ink using my Water Brush.

I stamped the sentiment, also from the Explore Vintage Labels Four Stamp Set using Coffee Archival and cut it out using another die from the Vintage Labels Four Die Set, inking through the die with Pebble Ink.

I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Couture Creations Wire Barbs. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Pumice Ink.

I tied a knot in a piece of Tan/Ivory Striped Grosgrain.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm Cream Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk
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31 comments:

  1. Morning Julia, a fabulous card today great for the guys and bet it smells good too.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Morning Julia. A very striking card today. Like many people I have an awful job making cards for men but this is ideal. More of the same please. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

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  3. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card and a good technique with the lemon juice.
    Take care Kitty.

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  4. Hi Julia
    Love the card!
    I am going to playwith my Vintage alphabet stamp today for my sons birthday together with some Tim Holtz papers. Sat and watched your shows back for the technique so can't wait to play with the guilding flakes too!
    Great inspiration. Thanks
    Anne M xxx

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  5. Good morning Julia. This is an interesting card, good for guys or Bon Voyage.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the papers you have used. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  7. Lovely card, quite different. Perfect for a number of occasions.

    Michele

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  8. Morning Julia, its a lovely card today x

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  9. Morning Julia, lovely travelling card today.

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

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  10. Hi Julia,
    Great card, hadn't heard of the lemon juice technique before so thanks for sharing,
    Heather

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  11. Hi Julia,
    I Truly Love Today's Card "Fabulous Justrite Stamp" And Tremendous Techniques Used I Love The Tearing Of The Edge Of Your Card, Then Going Over In Ink.
    Great Stamp Of The Car, This Would Make A Truly Fantastic Mans Card That We Struggle With So Very Much Well I Do!!!!!
    I Can Never Come Up With Any Idea's When I Need Them, I've Popped This Into My Julia Watts Pinterest Folder So I Can Look Back On The Tremendous Card Also Great Techniques. Julia Thank You So Very Much For Sharing I Truly Appreciate It.
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

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  12. nice to see different style of card ,much as I love flowery cards it's good to see other styles and to remember to use the older stamps that are lurking on the shelf

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  13. This card proves that stamps can sometimes offer far more than dies alone.. I like the stamp and the techniques used. Your use of lemon juice fascinated me when you showed it on the box last weekend. Can I assume, from the size of this stamp, it is an example where you took card to stamp rather than the normal other way round?

    Teresa

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    1. Yes, I always do that with Justrite Background stamps.

      Julia

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  14. This is different for you (well to me anyway!) and I like it

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  15. Lovely to see something a bit different, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  16. Love it Julia so busy perfect for all the blokes in my life beautiful card thank you xxxxxxx
    June Horrocks xx

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  17. Morning Julia,
    A great male card, love it.
    Lydia
    X

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  18. Loving your card Julia, great !

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  19. Hi Julia, I adore this card, the Journey background stamp is fabulous and I love the colouring you have done on it, especially the splats of lemon juice (hope you didn't have any cuts in your hands when you did this lol). I especially love how you have used the grosgrain ribbon, I will be using mine like this in future.
    I received my 'yesterday's Deal of the Day' from you just now, thank you for the speedy service, and I will look forward to playing with it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  20. Hi Julia, great card and some unusual technique.
    Love to make a card like this for my son who
    goes to Hong Kong soon, Take care
    hugs Maria x

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  21. Hi Julia, I adore this card, the Journey background stamp is fabulous and I love the colouring you have done on it, especially the splats of lemon juice (hope you didn't have any cuts in your hands when you did this lol). I especially love how you have used the grosgrain ribbon, I will be using mine like this in future.
    I received my 'yesterday's Deal of the Day' from you just now, thank you for the speedy service, and I will look forward to playing with it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  22. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I really like your background and the edges. Plus the way you have coloured it and your lemon splashes. It would make a great male Card. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  23. This is a brilliant male card, I missed this on Hochanda....must really look to buying this stamp....thanks Julia...luv Ursula xx

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  24. Loved this card when I saw it on the telly - however it was one of the few items I did not buy from the Creative Expressions Takeover Weekend - crafting allowance for January was maxed out.

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  25. A great mans card


    Crafty hugs Pen x

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  26. Great card Julia, love the stamp and colours,
    XxRuth

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  27. I loved this card when I saw it on Hochanda, you really know how to get the most out of a set of stamps Julia, very inspirational !
    Hugs
    Sandra
    Xxxxx

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  28. Hi Julia,
    Brilliant male card today, where do you get all your great ideas from....who would have thought LEMON JUICE!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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