Wednesday 11 July 2012

Everything Slows Down With Age

Hi Bloggers.

This is one of my favourite samples from the Ethel & Murray shows last Friday which is why it was a demo in the 1pm show.

For the background I ran a piece of Coconut White card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Cultivated Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. I inked all over with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Ethel & Friends Stamp Set using Coffee Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured her in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks except for her dressing gown. I stamped the image again onto some bright pink Dot and Dash Foundations Paper (which was on the show but not really displayed) using coffee archival and clear powder. I cut the dressing gown out and added it to the coloured image with some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue (more stock due in my Amazon Store soon).

I stamped the image again onto some white card with coffee archival and embossed. I cut this out using Spellbinders Lacy Ovals and inked through the die with Worn Lipstick. I added the coloured image to it using 3d foam pads.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and cut it out using Spellbinders Labels Three. I inked through the die with Worn Lipstick.

I dyed some Chalk White American Seam Binding with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink scrunching it up while drying it (on the show I used some Rose Petal American Seam Binding instead as we were pushed for time) and tied a bow with 2 lengths of it. I added a couple of Sassy posies and a button from my stash threaded with some Baker's Twine from the Vintage Set. I added a couple of Sassy Pins to the bow.

I assembled the card as shown and added some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Vintage Pink around the edges.

Hope you like this card as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, love the colours, I am a pink girl.


  2. Hi Julia, loved this card, and laughed when you commented about her shaving her legs. Bx

  3. Loved the card and loved the demo last week.
    I especially like that these stamps seem to suit any colours at all LOL!!

  4. Great image again. Love the embellishment bundle at the bottom. jenx

  5. That's a great card, I love the sentiment.

    Jo x

  6. I love Ethel but I wish she would shave her legs!

    Carolyn B

  7. I still can't warm to these images, and I've tried so hard. Your cards are gorgoeus though. Keep up the excellent work Julie. Hopefully I will see you soon.

  8. How true Julia, how true!
    Lovely card.
    Erica x

  9. Lovely card Julia, love the stamp and especially the sentiment lol xx hazel

  10. A great card Julia and love that sentiment, how true!!
    Christine Hussey x

  11. Hiya Julia, yes i love this card and altho im not a pink girl this works well. Love the flower embellishment.

  12. Great card Julia. Love all Ethel & Murray cards and sadly must agree with the sentiment
    Wendy P x

  13. Ethel and Murray never cease giving us a laugh

    xx Sandra

  14. Hi Julia, nice card but just not my cup of tea.
    Nancyd xx

  15. A brilliant bright and funny card Julia - lovely embellishments too!

    Hugs Sue P xx

  16. Glad to see Ethel even in her lamenting over her weight can still co-ordinate her earings with her dressing gown and slippers.!


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