Monday, 10 April 2017

Dapper Waistcoat

Hi Bloggers.

Back from a busy weekend at Ally Pally. I'll be spending the next few days trying to catch up with things that have been neglected of late. I'll be loading the stock of Sue's new dies onto my website (due in this Wednesday) and the new April Release of Woodware stamps which I picked up at Ally Pally. I did pop a few Woodware stamps that I was out of stock of onto my website last night including Geraldine Giraffe, Going to Seed, Grasses, Dotty Flowers and Birthdays Galore.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I dusted a piece of Black Card with an Anti-Static Bag. I inked up the Boomerang Mask with Clear Perfect Medium. I popped it onto the platform of my Platinum Machine, inked side up, added the Black Card, dusted side down and ran it through the machine using the embossing sandwich. The ink transferred to the deboss pattern. I added new CS Pharoh Gold Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set using a Low Speed Heat Tool. I matted onto Antique Gold Pearl Card and then onto Black Card.

For the waistcoat, I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I added CS Glue. I misted with water and used my finger to spread the glue around and then sprinkled CS Pixie Powders over - I used Rich Gold, Silver Dream, White Pearl and Midnight Sky. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and added it to my background. I tapped it down using a piece of Kitchen Roll. I put aside to dry - approx 4 - 5 hours.

Once dry, I dusted the front with an Anti-Static Bag and stamped the Woodware Waistcoat using Clear Perfect Medium. I added CS Black Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I cut it out carefully removing the back of the vest. I stamped again onto Antique Gold Pearl Card twice more. I cut one out completely and on the other, I just cut the pockets out. I added Black Gloss Glaze Pen to the buttons.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto Antique Gold Pearl Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Set B.

I added a little Key Charm and some Jute Twine.

I completed my card by adding a Small Black Circle Dazzler to each corner.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, so glad to hear that Ally Pally was busy. I am sure that everyone that went enjoyed their shopping and the demos. Love todays card, the background is brilliant. Have a great day. Bx

  2. Morning Julia., a fabulous card love the colours.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi Julia
    Lovely card,great background.
    Jan x

  4. A super card Julia and great to see a bit of bling used on a man's card. I like the colours you have used.

  5. Great card, it's lovely.


  6. Good morning Julia this is a gorgeous card I did admire it at Ally Pally. I hope you get all your jobs done. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Morning Julia, gorgeous card today, love it.

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

  8. What a great waistcoat. Lovely card.

  9. Good Morning Julia, great this morning for mens cards. love the effect you have created on the waistcoat .. Hope you get time to put your feet up after a busy weekend... Wendy

  10. Fabulous card I saw it at Ally Pally and it's gorgeous I hope you manage to have a bit of a rest today as well

  11. Lovely card this morning, Julia. The waistcoat looks great.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Morning Julia, great card
    Marion S x

  13. Morning Julia,
    A great man card, Phil would look good in the waistcoat.

  14. Good Morning Julia, I can image you are definitely shattered after such a busy weekend, but then Julia when are you not, you really are so hard working I envy you for your stamina.
    I love the mask for this card it reminds me of smiling clowns doesnt it you? Not sure the waistcoat would be any good for any of the men in my family as all my hubby will wear are jackets with buttons no zips for him.
    Its a stunning card to. hugs Shirleyxxx

  15. I liked this card when you showed it on the TV and have to say, loved it when I saw it on the stand on Saturday. Some more great techniques to try out.


  16. Very dapper , love it !
    Elaine H X

  17. Saw this for real on Saturday. Brilliant card. Thank you Julia for all your great ideas.

  18. This is so cool! I have been loving all your shows, thank you! xxx

  19. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I really like the mask and stamp set. Your colouring is so rich, very nice. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  20. Hi Julia, I love love love this card, the waistcoat, and how you have created it, is stunning !!
    I hope your weekend went well, you will be deserving of a bit of 'me' time.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Another stunning background the card...luv Ursula xx

  22. Hello Julia,
    I really love this card! It's lovely to read that everyone thought it was beautiful in real life!! You must be tired out and then come home to good old housework , washing and ironing! Ally Pally looks lovely - it's a Show I'd love to visit as the venue looks so nice. Glad you had a good time.
    Thank you, love Myra xx

  23. Fabulous card Julia, love the techniques used.
    Hope you ok after the long weekend at AP but so much fun.
    Maria x

  24. Fantastic card julia x lovely to see you yesterday even if you did 'make' me buy my first pixie powders ! Can't wait to have a play now x
    Theresa w x

  25. Hi Julia Lovely card and fabulous background I haven't been able to watch any of the AP shows as I have been busy with both my daughters and their families staying over the last week Hopefully Ill be able to watch them on catch up

  26. Hi Julia as usual your backgrounds are stunning great card x x x


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