Friday 4 May 2012

Spectacular Spin

Hi Bloggers.

Many thanks to those of you who tuned in to the Spellbinders Shows yesterday. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Today I'm sharing a card that I demonstrated in the 7pm show yesterday.

I made the rosette for the centre first as it needed time for the glue to set. I cut 2 borders out of pink card using the Spellbinders Moroccan Accents die set. I did not bother to emboss them. I then scored at every mountain point and every valley point and folded with all the mountain point folds being the mountain folds (hope that makes sense). I then glued the folded borders together overlapping at each end. I cut a motif from the same die set out of milk card and inked the edges with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I added some super sticky tape to the centre of the motif. I bunched the folded borders up so that the fancy edges were all in the centre making a rosette shape and then placed onto the super sticky tape. I then added some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and put aside to dry.

I cut the largest and the smallest of the Spellbinders Spectacular Spin Cut, Fold and Tuck dies out of pink card. I inked through the die with Worn Lipstick. I then folded as per instructions on the pack. (In the show I used Carnival Dreams as the bundle with Spectacular Spin had sold out.)

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Warmest Wishes Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a small motif from the Moroccan Motifs die set and inked with Worn Lipstick while still in the die.

I cut 2 corners out of pink card using the Moroccan Accents die set and inked through the die with Worn Lipstick. I also cut another border out of pink card (this time I embossed it).

For the background, I ran a piece of milk card though the Grand Calibur with the Elegance M-Bossability Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. I inked around the edges with Worn Lipstick.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Creative Expressions Pearly Swirly, a rose from my stash and some American Seam Binding in Chalk White.

Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, watched you last night and even though you felt your hands were shaking your card was amazing. Look forward to seeing more from you in future shows.


  2. Morning Julia
    Missed you on C & C yesterday my pvr didnt record, not mpressed.
    Beautiful card.

  3. Stunning shows love your demo`s .Melanie

  4. Another fab card Julia, thanks for the inspiration, could not watch the shows as was travelling for work, and forgot to record. Bx

  5. This is the diecuts and fabulous

  6. Stunning card really like the colours used and the rosette in the centre of the cut fold tuck die. xx hazel

  7. Beautiful card Julia, love your demos on C&C....these dies are on my ever lengthening spellbinders wish list! Carole Z XX

  8. Hello julia,
    Just found your blog! Stunning card and just loving the colour combination. Will have to try and make the rosette as never thought of doing this. Thanks for sharing and have a great day
    Caz x

  9. Hi Julia I have joined your blog and just love this card it is stunning I am going to try a version of it today tyfs
    Inagh x

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous hun - love the colours and gorgeous detailing. Hugs, Claire x

  11. Another great card:D Thanks for showing us how to use these dies again Julia:D



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