Sunday 11 March 2012

Being Happy

Hi Bloggers,

This is one of the cards that I demonstrated in the last show on Thursday.

I ran a piece of ivory card through the Grand Calibur using the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Elite Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. I cut a large Romantic Rectangle out of purple card and when I ran it through the machine to emboss I added the Small Polka Dots Mask from That Special Touch. Do remember to keep the cutting edge of your die away from the mask.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Sincere Sentiments stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the second largest of the Romantic Rectangles dies and inked with Dusty Concord Distress Ink while still in the die.

I cut out 2 x Layered Flowers in ivory and 2 x leaves from the Damask Accents set in ivory and a border from the Damask Accents in purple. I inked through the die with Dusty Concord on the leaves and inked around the edges of the Layered Flowers with the same ink once they had been removed from the die.

I cut the border into single pieces to make corners and added a dot of  Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Golden Pearl to each one.

I cut 2 x borders from the Damask Accents set out of purple felt (you can buy felt from Sam Poole here) and using Hi-Tack Tape I made a scruffy flower. I added this to a large bow made from the new Striped Grossgrain Ribbon in Ivory/Purple.

I assembled the card as shown and added some dots of the Golden Pearl PVA around the edges. The button is off an old cardigan.

Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia
    Lovely card. Colours are great. Enjoyed watching you on C & C.

  2. Stunning card as always Julia, I want me some of that there ribbon, do you think I'll get it? lol

  3. Stunning card love your demos on C & C Melanie


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