Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Make Art

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I started by selecting a paper from Phill Martin's Blossom 8 x 8 Paper Pad and cutting a square using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares. I stamped the text border from the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Live & Make Art Stamp Set using Olive Archival. I cut a mat out of Black Card using Sue's Double Pierced Squares Set B.

I cut the mask from Spellbinders Venetian Accents Die Set out of Bright White Card. I pressed the die cut into Clear Perfect Medium, added CS Black Mirage Embossing Powder and heat set. I added more ink, more powder and heat set again.

I cut a panel from the same patterned paper and added a Black Card mat.

I stamped the sentiment from the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Wildflower Art Stamp Set onto a piece of Bright White Card using Jet Black Archival.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card I still love this mask.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Love this card. The paper issue pretty and the mask sets it off!
    Maggie B xx

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

  4. Morning Julia, gorgeous card today, I bought that set of Spellbinders when they first came out, when I saw it on your show I thought that I must get it out again and have a play, will do that later today. It is lovely to see both you and John using some of the older dies, it brings them to the front of our minds again.

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

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the design. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today thankyou , with the pale paper matted on black and the stunning black embossed Venetian Mask - fab!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  7. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. Love the mask.
    B xx

  8. Good Morning Julia, a really beautiful card today and that mask is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  9. Hi Julia. Love the glittery mask on this one. SueL x

  10. Love the card Julia the mask is brill thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  11. A beautiful card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Lovely card julia x the black mirage looks beautiful on the mask x
    Theresa w x

  13. Fabulous card Julia, love it

  14. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card,I love the way you have used squares and rectangles together and I have the Venetian dies from a while back when Sue Wilson demonstrated them on telly.
    Thanks for sharing,

  15. Morning Julia

    Love this card, at first I didn't realise that you'd literally used a mask, I just thought what a nice die!

    June x

  16. Morning Julia, I love this card, I love how you have done the Venetian mask die-cut, it looks gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Morning Julia, I love this card, I love how you have done the Venetian mask die-cut, it looks gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Good morning Julia, lovely card and the mask looks lovely embossed with the black mirage powder, gorgeous. Marion S x

  19. Great card. Love the Wendy Vecchi touches. Perfect card for anyone arty or for a drama queen! The mask coated in the Black Mirage embossing powder really pops on Phil's paper and the olive text background. Thanks.

    Susan x

  20. A really stunning card, just apt for somebody in the arts field....simple but oh so lovely....thank you Julia...luv Ursula xx

  21. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card !.
    Elaine H X

  22. Hello Julia.

    Great Card, I particularly like the layout and mating. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  23. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card.

  24. Lovely card Julia, love the mask

  25. Hi Julia,
    Pretty card, love the layout.

  26. Love this card Julia, the mask die is stunning X X X

  27. Lovely card Julia. Good to see papers used.

  28. Lovely card Julia and the glittery mask is gorgeous. X

  29. Hi Julia, fabulous design, love the glittery black mask against the pale green. Take care. Bx


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