Monday, 18 July 2016

I'd be so lost without you

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The feature of this card is my Mica & Ice Technique which is a variation of Sue Wilson's Fire & Ice Technique.

I started by cutting the inner die only from the Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Card Creator Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I placed a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet over the front. I turned it over to reveal the sticky areas and added some Phill Martin CS Mica Powders in Old Gold, Copper and Platinum. I removed as much of the excess mica powder as possible but it is a good idea to seal the powders in before adding the ice part of this technique. So, I glued a piece of white copy paper over the mica area, adding glue to the die cut areas.

I turned my piece over, remover the other backing sheet and rubbed CS Diamond Sprinkles over.

I then used the outer die from the set to cut the piece out. You need to run it through the machine a few times as you're cutting through card, adhesive sheet and copy paper.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Chrysanthemum Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed using CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a small die from the Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags Die Set and cut the corresponding larger die from the set, again out of Coconut White Card.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Craft Consortium White Satin Ribbon and added a Circle Pearl Diamante Charm.

I've added some Craft Consortium Pearl Hearts and pierced around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, this is a very lovely card, great technique, and the combination of mica powders, really shows up well. Have a great day. Bx

  2. Hi Julia,
    What a pretty card with very autumnal colours. Lovely sentiment which applies to you and all the CE team, as we would be lost without you.
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxx

  3. Morning Julia, I love the mica and ice technique and you have it to perfection with this card, love it.

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

  4. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank You so much.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  5. Hi Julia
    So pretty. and such a good technique.
    Anne M xxx

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the design. I must try the technique it is so effective. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Lovely card, very pretty.


  8. Great technique Julia and I do like the acanthus die. Anne is bringing what she did at the workshop last week to show me today.

  9. What a lovely start to the day as I await delivery of my new kitchen. Lol.

  10. What a lovely start to the day as I await delivery of my new kitchen. Lol.

  11. Morning Julia, a very pretty card.
    Nancyd xx

  12. So pretty, Julia. Love the use of mica powders - must get mine out !
    Thank you,
    Sue Mac

  13. Hi Julia, a gorgeous card and die and I love the technic you have used to create this card.....L Rosie xxx

  14. Another pretty technique I must start using the few pots of mica more often

  15. Love that background, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Gorgeous card Julia, love how you do your backgrounds X X X

  17. Love this card Julia thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  18. Morning Julia,
    A very classy card.

  19. Gorgeous card Julia, love the design and your choice of colours. hugs Shirleyxxx

  20. Hi Julia. Simply gorgeous. SueL x

  21. Hello Julia,
    A really pretty card and that is a lovely sentiment! I might have to get that one. Thank you.
    Love Myra x

  22. What a lovely card Julia ,i really like this one.)

  23. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card, I really like this technique. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  24. Love the technique julia x pretty card and lovely sentiment x
    Theresa w x

  25. Stunning card - great technique.

    Susan x

  26. Hi Julia, This is gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. Lovely card Julia. Have never done the mica and ice technique so must try it one day as the background is gorgeous. Love the background die too. X

  28. Hi Julia, love this card and the great technique
    you have used here
    Maria x

  29. Hi Julia

    I think everything about this card is so very pretty

    June x

  30. Love this card. Thank you for sharing this with us.


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