Tuesday 12 June 2012

Labels Thirteen

Hi Bloggers.

A mixed bag of comments from the post yesterday which is what I expected. It is good to know that even if you didn't like the image or the colour of the background, there was still something there that you could perhaps get a little inspiration from. The Radiant Embossing Folder used in yesterday's post is one from last month's release from Couture Creations. I'm hoping that it will be on the show on 25th June.

Today's card should appeal to more of you. It features the frame that I cut from Spellbinders Labels Thirteen towards the end of the 7pm show on Saturday. Usually, die cuts from the shows end up in a big bag of bits and pieces that I may use sometime but never do - I think we've all got one of those. But, this frame was so lovely and I knew what I could do with it so I made this card. It was so quick to make but I think it's quite elegant.

Just to re-cap, the frame was cut from the largest of the Labels Thirteen dies, I missed the next 2 sizes and used the one after that to cut the inside edge of the frame. I used pearlescent ivory card. At the emboss stage I added the Small Polka Dots Mask making sure that the cutting edge of the die was going into my tan mat and the mask was placed on top.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Bride & Groom Stamp Set using Coffee Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the next size up of Labels Thirteen to the one I used for the centre of my frame. I didn't bother to emboss it as the edge was going to be hidden.

For the background I popped the Couture Creations Cultivated Embossing Folder through the Grand Calibur with some white card. I put it though a second time to extend the pattern. I then inked all over with Eco Green Yellow Damasque Dye Ink using Cut & Dry Foam.

I added some of the new Guipure Duchess Lace in Cream, which is available via Creative Expressions Stockist, along the side of the background. This is such a pretty lace - just a little really adds a special touch to your project. I then added some 6mm super sticky tape along the inside edge of it and ruffled some cream Vintage Ribbon along it. I tied a bow using 2 lengths of the cream ribbon and added it to the ruffled border. I made a flower out of the ivory pearlescent card using 2 of the smaller dies from the Spellbinders Rose Creations die set. I popped a pearl in the centre and added it to my bow.

I finished the card off with a couple of Decorative Stick Pins in Cream Pearl and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Golden Pearl.

Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Stunning!!! I love everything. Best card to date. Loved your shows on saturday. So inspiring

  2. Hi Julia this is more my style, adore this card, colour is fab. The ruffle ribbon, the bow, hat pins, the dies, oooooh just everything


  3. Hi Julia, that is a really beautiful card, love the ruffled ribbon, and the pearlescent card shows up the embossing so well. Thanks for the ideas. Bx

  4. stunning, classy and elegany my kind of card!

  5. What a gorgeous card
    Carolyn B

  6. Hi Julia,
    A beautiful and elegant card.
    have a great day
    Caz x

  7. A really lovely card Julia, very elegant, thank you. Jackie D

  8. Morning Julia. Nice you see you got to use that frame. I must try the embossing with the die in place as it does give a nice clean edge. Love the lace you've used. Emma

  9. Beautiful card Julia

    I have just ordered the labels 13, waiting for the delivery!!!

    Sue xxx

  10. I love this card, so elegant and the lace is stunning

    xxx Sandra

  11. Just to let you all know that Sam has the lace used on this card in her shop http://www.creative-studios.co.uk/


  12. Lovely card Julia do the the cream very elegant looking xx hazel ps thank you i got my card in the post this morning

  13. Beautiful, elegant card. such luxurious effect in this colour. The lace is so lovely.

  14. Hi Julia, This is a stunning card with the WOW factor!!! Love it!!! Am going to try this layout with the dies I already have for an Anniversary card I need to make..:)..Thanks for the inspiration...:) Enjoy your day...xx

  15. A simply stunning card, I love it xx

  16. Hi Julia, this card is amazing an absolute stunner!! Just love everything about it! Fantastic inspiration thank you! Christine H xx

  17. i have to say this is one of the nicest cards ive seen its stunning!! i need to do a couple of anniversary cards next month and this fits the bill thank you lesley xx

  18. Really like this one Julia. Love the colours and really like the background - never seen that one before only the spellbinder ones. Keep 'em coming. Love Teresa(Nottingham) xxx

  19. Lovwe the card, looks so elegant and classy xxx

  20. Hi Julia,
    I have been watching your shows for ages now and never seemed to be able to catch the name of your blog. I thought you said Inkymitts and when I looked for that name it was Maria Simms. Well luckily for me, today a new follower of mine follows your blog too and I grabbed the link from her profile. So here I am, at last!!
    I adore your work and love the way you create. Your shows this week were wonderful and I did have a giggle or two watching them. I look forward to the next ones.
    I love this card and I loved yesterdays too all bar the image - not quite my cup of tea. However I can see it being perfect for some of my friends, they would definitely find it hilarious.
    Take care and keep up the good work. Hugs Linda xx

  21. Hi Julia Love the card Really like the style and colours, very nice indeed.

  22. A really elegant card Julia!

    Sarah x

  23. How do you recycle old electronics? Eco Green is committed to offering a responsible way for people to dispose of their old electronic gadgets. PC Recycling Nottingham uses high- powered equipment to carry out environment-friendly recycling process. Moreover, PC recycling London is offering fast schedule and affordable solutions to recycle your old computers and laptops. Our skilled professionals are waiting for your call.
    computer recycling | it disposal | computer recycling uk | disposal of computers | recycling computers uk | secure it disposals | it equipment recycling


Only positive comments please!