Sunday, 5 March 2017

Happy Accident

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, (if you can see it!), I stamped the Creative Expressions Alpha Writing A6 Background using the Heritage Crafts Lilac Pigment Ink Pad onto Coconut White Card. I matted onto Black Card and onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I covered a MDF Mini Tag with White Gesso. I added a little CS Chic Aubergine Mister to my Craft Sheet and mixed in a little CS Warm White Chalk Paint. I used this to paint my tag. I then covered it with Clear Perfect Medium, added CS Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals and heat set using a Low Speed Heat Tool. I added more Perfect Medium and more Clear Powder. Before heat setting, I inked up the Creative Expressions Silhouette Leaf A6 Background Stamp with Jet Black Archival. I heat set the powder and sprinkled on some CS Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals in Bright Gold, Magestic Purple and Lapis Pearl. While the still moulten, I pressed the Silhouette Leaf stamp into it. Unfortunately, the stamp slipped so the result wasn't brilliant. I almost turned it over and started again but, instead, I re-heated it. The powder re-melted and flattened out and I really liked the result - Happy Accident!

I lit the tea lights in the EFCO Enamel Pot. I added some CS Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals to a pie dish and popped it on the hot plate. Once moulten, I added Chic Viola Mica Powder and mixed well. I poured it into a mould made from a cheap button and Ranger Mold n Pour. After a couple of minutes, I removed it from the mould and added it to my tag.

I mixed a little Chic Aubergine Mister with Warm White Chalk Paint and painted onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I used this to make a flower using Sue Wilson's Exquisite Poppy Die Set. I used  a Pigma Micron Pen to draw in the veins in the petals through the die. I cut a leaf out of Black Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set.

I completed my card by adding some 5mm White Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    A beautiful card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi Julia
    Love all your different ideas you are really an inspiration.
    Great card.
    Jan x

  4. Good Morning Julie , beautiful card this morning. Love how yo have create the tag on the card, thank you for sharing. Wendy

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the tag. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Morning Julia, lovely creation, especially the embellishment you have made.

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

  7. Morning Julia once again a lovely card. Thank you. Lynne

  8. Morning Julia,
    Lovely CAS card.

  9. Great card, love the subtle background.


  10. Love that tag, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Hi Julia, a lovely elegant card, the subtle background really makes the tag and flower stand out. Have a great Sunday. Bx

  12. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the tag and thanks for all the great inspiration,

  13. The tag is lovely Julia.

  14. Hi Julia. I love this sort of card where you start with a blank piece of card and turn it into something wonderful. SueL x

  15. Good Morning Julia, that is such a fabulous card and I love the tag its stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

  16. Complicated but the end result is lovely.


  17. Lovely card I especially like the tag Nearly all of my cards are happy accidents in one way or another

  18. Good morning Julia, fantastic card and beautiful tag
    Marion S x

  19. Lovely card julia x your 'happy accidents' always turn out perfect x
    Theresa w x

  20. Good morning Julia I wish my accidents turned out like this I love the tag with the button embellishment
    Hope you have a lovely Sunday

  21. Lovely card Julia, i love Happy accidents.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  22. WOW Julia! This is so different! I love it

    June x

  23. Hi Julia, I love how you have done the tag, and those flowers are gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Hi Julia
    For me the real star of your card is the tag, gorgeous x x x

  25. And the result, one amazing card...thanks Julia....luv Ursula xxx

  26. Lovely Julia. I really like this. Thank you for sharing this.


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