Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Relax & Enjoy

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spread some CS Clear Texture Paste through the Wavy Mask onto Coconut White Card. Leaving the mask in place, I sprinkled some Aqua Lagoon, Purple Violet and Golden Mint CS Pixie Powders. I removed the mask and cleaned it straight away and put the background aside to dry.

I made my usual frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added it to my background once it was dry using 3d Foam Tape.

I stamped the sea horse from the Justrite At the Beach Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card 5 times using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed using CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I tapped a little of the 3 Pixie Powders I had used in my background into separate wells in a palette. I added a little water to each one and painted the sea horses. Once they were dry, I cut them all out using Justrite At the Beach Dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped a frame from the Justrite Congrats Card Basics Stamp Set around it. I cut it out using a die from the Justrite A2 Card Basics Dies and cut the next sized die as a mat. I spritzed a little water into my Craft Sheet, added a little Golden Mint Pixie Powder and mixed it. I picked it up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to edge my sentiment panel. I did the same with Purple Violet Pixie Powder and the sentiment mat.

I cut some corners out of Black Card using Justrite A2 Card Basics Dies and added them to my frame as shown.

Phill Martin is continuing with his One Day Special on Hochanda today with shows at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight and the discount will be applied at checkout.

My website has been very busy over the last few days. Please be patient with me as I try to get all the orders out as quickly as I can. Hopefully, I will have caught up by tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Hi Julia
    Saw this card on Hochanda love the background must give it a try.
    Jan x

  2. Morning Julia, a very pretty card great colours.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Love your backgrounds Julia, lovely card X X X

  4. Love this card Julia the colours at fab areal beauty thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  5. Good morning Julia,
    What a pretty card which could be used for many different occasions , I think children would love it.
    Watched you demo this on Hochanda as well.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  7. Love this card Julia and the pixie powders. Marion S x

  8. Hi Julia, another incredible card, love the colours of the pixie powders. Have a great day. Bx

  9. The colours are wonderful I'm still catching up on your shows xx

  10. Lovely card Julia very colourful x xhazel

  11. Must try this background as it looks very effective.

  12. Hi Julia
    Beautiful background. Love the card.
    Anne M xxx

  13. Great card, good for many occasions.


  14. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the background and the super cute seahorses. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. Hi Julia, great card, love the background.
    Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

  16. What a great card - love the background and sea horses together.
    Sue Mac

  17. Morning Julia, I adore this background you have created, the colours are fabulous together, very 'watery' looking with the stencil. I love this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hi Julia
    A lovely card, great background.
    B xx

  19. I think this was my favourite technique with the pixie powders from the workshop. I need to get this mask.
    A lovely card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Good Morning Julia, what a fabulous technique and the results are gorgeous I really must use my pp more if they give such a beautiful result. hugs Shirleyxx

  21. Morning Julia,
    I love your background it's gorgeous makes a fun card.

  22. Morning Julia, love the card, especially the wavy mask, so useful this one is.

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

  23. Lovely card julia x another fantastic background technique x
    Theresa w x

  24. Lovely card and background Julia )

  25. Hello Julia,
    Lovely background once again. Lots of fun for maybe a younger family member!
    Package arrived safely! Thank you - you are very quick!
    Love Myra x

  26. Lovely card. Must give this technique a try. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I love the background. One of my favourite masks, I like the use of it vertically, it has a weed look. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  28. That wavy mask makes a lovely background. Very nice card.

    Susan x


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