Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Side by Side

Hi Bloggers.

Here's another card based on a card made by Sue Wilson. It was a demo for the shows that I did last week but never made it to the counter as most of the dies used on it were early sell outs.

The backing paper is a Creative Expressions Foundations Patterned Paper and I've matted it on to some brown cardstock as shown. I stamped in each corner of the larger piece with an image from the Creative Expressions Vintage Lingerie Stamp Set using Coffee Archival.

I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles out of brown card. I cut the largest of the Lacey Circles out of a patterned paper (My Mind's Eye) but also cut an aperture out of it using Labels One Small. I stamped my sentiment using Coffee Archival but did not emboss it. I popped this behind the aperture in the lacey circle. If I had demonstrated this card I would have inked around the sentiment with some Tea Dye Distress Ink as I think it's a bit pale against the backing paper I chose for the circle.

I cut 2 tassels from the Banner Basics Three die set and popped one in each of the top corners of the Fleur De Lis Rectangle.

I wrapped some Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon around the smaller section of the card and tied a big bow. I made a flower using 3 of the Rose Creations dies and popped a brad in the centre. I added this to the centre of my bow and also added a couple of crystal decorative stick pins.

Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, love the champagne big bow really dramatic. The card is great good combination of colours. Wilma

  2. Morning Julia, another winner for me. Use of dies, stamps, papers, flower, colour combo etc are just brilliant! The in depth information you give us is much appreciated, thank you. Have a lovely day, Christine H x

  3. Another beautiful card Julia, thanks for inspiring us. Bx

  4. Hi Julia now this card is right up my street just love it . So well done on a good job

  5. fab card Julia - love the flower and ribbon. Also like how you have used the tassel diess as I have banners 1 and used the banner pieces loads but never could think what to do with the tassels so thanks for sharing your idea.

  6. I love this type of card and the colours. Well done.

    Carolyn B

  7. Love this card Julia

    I love the tassels in the corners they really finish the card off

    Sue xx

  8. Hi Julia,
    lovely card love the colours.
    Nancyd x

  9. This is gorgeous, love the fab design.xxx

  10. Hi Julia, I love what you've done on this card! Perfect colour coordination and love the tassels etc!..Beautiful card altogether!...Have a great day..xx

  11. Oh, and forgot to mention I LOVE the way you've used the stamp on the 4 corners of the base layer..will definitely use that idea..:)..much love..xx

  12. Lovely card Julia really like the champagne ribbon and colours used to make this card xx hazel

  13. Hi Julia,
    Great card, love the colours and how you have used the tassel in the top corners
    Best wishes
    Caz x

  14. Love this combination of colours Julia
    Carol E

  15. Hi Julia. This is a lovely card. Very Sue Wilsonesc but you have added your own twist to it. Love the colour combinations and how you have put the stamps in the corner (must get those stamps - I've seen them on a lot of your cards and think they're great)Thanks for posting it.
    Teresa(Nottingham) xxx

  16. P S agree about the inking round the edge of the sentiment - would have made it pop more T xxx


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