Sunday 22 July 2012

At the Ballet

Hi Bloggers.

I can have a bit of a lie in today as my first Pick of the Week Show isn't till 4pm. This is another of my favourite samples from the show.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions At the Ballet Stamp Set on to Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut the image out using the largest of the Spellbinders Blossom Five dies and inked through the die with Faded Jeans Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I cut the smallest of the Grand Decorative Circles One out of blue card and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

For the background I ran some white card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Seedling Nouveau Embossing Folder. I popped it though a second time to extend the pattern. I edged it with Faded Jeans.

I cut the middle 3 sizes of the Blossom Five dies out of white card twice. I spritzed them with water to break down the fibres of the card and scrunched each piece up. I opened them up and layered them on top on one another and then pierced a hole in the centre and added a blue brad. I then scruched them up again. I added some Faded Jeans to the edges of the petals.

I cut some 'leaves' from the Spellbinders Venetian Motifs set and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I cut 4 corners out of blue card from the Spellbinders Venetian Accents die set and assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl (white) around the edges and in the centre of each corner.

Hope you can join me later on today at 4pm and 6pm.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. I've been watching or recording most of the shows and I love your demos Julia, the back to basics yesterday with the iron and the scrunched and distress inked card was great for new crafters out there i thought, as was the crinkled seam binding, ie how to get the effects. So yes looking forward to 4pm and 6pm

  2. I must be first one up this morning! I love this card Julia, it's sooo fresh looking. I enjoyed the shows yesterday and will be watching again today.
    Carolyn B

  3. Gorgeous colours on this card Julia.
    Looking forward to todays shows
    xx Sandra

  4. Lovley card - that blue is really pretty. Look forward to your shows and hope you get to demo more now that the pow is sold out.

  5. Morning Julia, Fabulous card, I love it, I haven't got the stamps (yet) but I will soon have all the dies you used, so will definitely be trying this card myself, I absolutely love it. You did a fantastic job demonstrating the POTW, I loved every one of your shows. I ordered the grand circles and ovals on Friday along with 2 sets of glues (for faux pearls, not yet attempted by me), then yesterday I ordered the pinwheels dies and I hung off ordering the POTW, I was really proud of myself, but I had to give in at the end and ordered the POTW aswell, my credit card is groaning ha ha !!! Looking forward to your shows today, hope you have had a good rest after the past 2 days. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. this is just beautiful - really stunning! Hugs Rachel xx

  7. Wow, this is gorgeous Julia. I'm really enjoying the shows.

    Jo x

  8. Hi Julia, this card is lovely, I saw when you showed the samples. I am so glad I ordered the venetian/blossom set, and just got my despatch notice, so am going to give the flower a try when they arrive. Well done with the shows, you must be very pleased that they sold so well. Bx

  9. morning Julia hope you enjoy your lay in, you probably need it after all those shows. Can't wait for my POTW to arrive so i can get crafting. Looking forward to todays shows hope they dont sell out to quickly so we can see some more demo's. lovely card like the blue white colourways. Hope you have a good day xx hazel

  10. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card as always. Love the flower. Have ordered the POW from C&C so I'll be able to have try.

    Enjoying the shows. You're doing a great job, especially with all the sell outs. Can to sing and dance cause you may have to if you sell out much more!

    Erica x

  11. Morning Julia

    Bet you are shattered after all those busy shows and having to wing it cos you couldnt do your demos. Think I would just freeze up and my mind would go completely blank

    I did give in and buy the POW the dies were so lovely and useful. The only one I didnt really like was the mask in the venetian set, but the other 79 are gorgeous lol

    They have been despatched so cant wait for them to arrive

    Sue xxxx

  12. I so love this Julia, so very pretty. Am enjoying the shows, so much inspiration. Michelle x

  13. Good Morning Julia
    WOW a absolutely stunning card this morning, i love everything about it which is unusual for me!
    I can't wait for my new dies to arrive its so exciting - just like christmas waiting for the post to arrive.
    I hope everyone is enjoying the Sunshine.

  14. Hi Julia, love the card but am not in a position to buy all I want at this time, stretched myself at the last spellbinder shows. I'll get there soon though. Will try to catch your shows today but if not have them set to record so I can catch up later.


  15. Hi Julia - ooh this is a beautiful card - everything just gels together so well. I didn't buy these stamps but I think I may have to now - there is something about them. The whole card looks so elegant.

    I hope you managed to get a lie in this morning - the trouble is if your mind is whirling you don't really rest do you. Anyway lots of luck for the rest of the shows - if you have any stock. I hope we get some more demos in - as long as the presenter stops rabbiting long enough LOL!!!

    Hugs Sue P xx

  16. Hi julia I love the layout of this card I'm not too sure about the ballet dancer though don't know many people I would send it to!! I'm still gutted about not getting potw and missing out on the venetian set I just got the label 28 set will have to pick up rest at later date!! Love lesleyx

  17. This card is simply stunning, love it Julia x

  18. Stunning card Julia, I loved it when I saw it on C&C...gutted that I missed your shows yesterday, especially as I also forgot to record! I am looking forward to receiving the Venetian set in the post!
    Carole Z x

  19. Hi Julia. I am taping the shows this weekend and hope to get chance to watch them early next week. I love this card. I especially like the flower made from the blossoms die, very pretty.
    Bye for now x

  20. Hi Julia, this card is beautiful, love the Faded Jeans colour and that flower is stunning and must add this die to my list of wanted dies :)! Loving the shows you are doing a grand job! Christine H xx

  21. fab card Julia enjoyed the shows on c+c this week take care.

  22. Hi Julia
    Love this card. Your shows have been fantastic have watched and recorded them all
    Can't wait for my dies to arrive and have a play.
    You have had a hectic time and all those sellouts lucky I got what I wanted.
    Take care
    Jane Llewellyn

  23. Hi Julia
    My first visit to your blog, I have loved all your shows with the POW, your card today is lovely, I was not able to buy the sets but I have put them on my christmas wish list so fingers crossed santa will deliver ha ha.
    Happy crafting
    Tina x

  24. I would just like to say how much i have enjoyed your shows Julia,i'm now a follower of yours :) x

  25. Hi Julia, sorry but I missed todays show, but really enjoyed the others, apart from your creative and crafting skills (which I think are superb) I thought you were very entertaining especially when you where with Andy love and kept him in check!

  26. Finally managed to find your blog Julia. I have been watching you on C & C and love your demos. Thank you for all the inspiration you are giving us.

    Hugs Ali x

  27. Hi Julia, Love this card the flower the dies and the colour everything just works great inspiration watching you and Nigel
    at the moment you are both so entertaining, keep up the good work.
    Nancyd xx

  28. Love this pretty card. Enjoyed watching you and Nigel today very much and had quite a chuckle. Thank you for your ideas and inspiration. Managed to get the venitian and blossom sets before they sold out so looking forward to them coming. I too don't like the venitian mask but love all the others. Beverley x

  29. Stunning card can`t wait for mine to turn up.Melanie


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