Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Love You

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The background is Sue Wilson's Caught in Crystal Technique. I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate and drizzled seom CS Clear Varnish Lacquer over it. I then added some drops of Sail Boat Blue and Purple Twilight Alcohol Inks. I sprinkled over some Tumbled Glass Distress Glitter and dusted some CS Phill Martin Platinum Mica Powders from above (don't touch the brush to the surface). I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out still retaining lots of creases and added it to my background. I dabbed it down using a piece of Kitchen Roll. I put aside to dry. FYI - you leave the tissue paper on, don't try and remove it.

I cut the inner die only from the Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Card Creator Die Set out of Coconut White Card.  I did some precision inking through the die using the pointy end of a Smoothie and Plum Cobbler CS Colour Cloud. I removed the die with the help of my Spellbinders Tool 'n One. I then placed the die next to where I had already cut making sure that I could just see the very edge of where I had already cut and ran through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine again. It won't be a perfect extension but you can hide the worst bit under the sentiment panel. Once again, I precision inked through the die.

Once my Caught in Crystal Background was dry, I added my Acanthus Leaf background to it securing with CS Glue.

I cut a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Background Rectangle Die Set and added it to my backgrounds using 3D Foam Tape. I trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I stamped my sentiment from the Justrite Lilac Blossoms Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a small die from the Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags Die Set.

I cut the #3 die from the Spellbinders Renaissance Vine Die Set out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with Plum Cobbler Colour Cloud,

I finished my card by adding some 4.5mm and 5mm Craft Consortium Pearls.

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  1. Hi Julia
    So nice to see this card. I'm off to play with my backgrounds. I love the way this one turns out. I got the die so I'm off to play.
    Anne M xxx

  2. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love the background and the dies thank you tracyw

  3. Stunning card great colours x xhazel

  4. Morning Julia, this is a gorgeous card loving the Acanthus leaf die.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  6. Hi Julia. This is stunning, love the Acanthus die on top of the caught in crystal background. Sue x

  7. Hi Julia, a beautiful card and a great technique for the background. Love the die. Have a great day. Bx

  8. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card, background perfect for this die,such lovely colours.
    Jan x

  9. What an effective background and the die us gorgeous. A stunning card.

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the design. I really must try this technique. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Morning Julia. Gorgeous card today - love the Acanthus leaf background die and the colours too. X

  12. Great card, love the background.


  13. I must revisit the "caught in crystal" technique -I haven't done it for ages and it looks so effective.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. The background is gorgeous and love the acanthus die.
    B xx

  15. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card using a great background.

  16. Gorgeous card Julia, your colour choices for the background work so well together X X X

  17. Lovely card. Love the colours. SueL x

  18. Simply stunning Julia, adore the colours

  19. Lovely card julia x haven't tried the caught in crystal technique yet but will give it a go x
    Theresa w x

  20. Love the card Julia very preety
    Thank you love June Horrocks xxxxx

  21. Morning Julia, This card is so, so, pretty, a fabulous technique.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Morning Julia, This card is so, so, pretty, a fabulous technique.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  23. Hi Julia,
    wonderful card...
    The Caught in Crystal technique is one of my favourites.
    Rolf xxx

  24. I really must have a go at the caught in crystal technique - might have to try some different versions on some sample tags - so there is inks, mica powders, pixie powders... I also have some coloured lacquers - I feel a workshop coming on or a future craft class theme.

  25. Beautiful card Julia.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  26. Good Morning Julia, a stunning card I love the pretty colours youve used and the layout is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxx

  27. Stunning background Julia. Love the new Acanthus die by Spellbinders.

    Susan x

  28. Love this technique - the blue is stunning too.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  29. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the background, gorgeous colours and the MacArthur die is beautiful too.
    Thanks for sharing,

  30. Lovely card and technique I have the tissue paper lol! So I must get the rest of the ingredients because I really want to try this

  31. Hello Julia, I loved this when you showed it on Hochanda - thank you for giving us a closer look and all the details. It's a lovely technique.
    Love Myra

  32. Hi Julia
    I remember you demoing this on Hochanda and I liked the card then. I do like the background technique and the die is wonderful especially when you showed how to extend it.
    Thanks for all your hints and tips xxx

  33. Lovely card Julia. Still haven't tried this technique. Really must.


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