Tuesday 24 July 2012

Knowing You

Hi Bloggers.

Red, white and blue again today. What a great sentiment on this one - it's from the Creative Expressions Natures Sentiments Stamp Set.

For the background I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Seedling Nouveau Embossing Folder. I popped it through a second time to extend the pattern. I inked round the edges with Barn Door Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the sentiment using Cobalt Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest of the Spellbinders Decorative Ovals One dies and inked through the die with Barn Door.

I cut a circle out of cobalt card using the smallest of the Spellbinders Decorative Grand Circles One dies. At the emboss stage I added the Butterfly Frame Mask.

I cut a butterfly using the Spellbinders Les Papillon die set. I cut a solid butterfly out of red card and the corresponding lacy one out of cobalt card. They fit on top of each other perfectly. I glued then together just at the body using Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

I tied a bow using the white sheer dots ribbon and added a Red Zipper Rose.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Berry Red.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, you can't go wrong with red, white and blue, very patriotic. I love the way you have designed this card and most of all the butterfly is jut the finishing touch.

    Congats to the winner of the dies.


  2. Morning Julia what a beautiful card and the colour are for the this years celebraties. Dies came on monday been play since then made some brillient cards. Only just found your blog your cards are stunning.
    Take Care Julie.

    Debs Artliff

  3. Morning Julia

    Great card, I love that Red Berry glue, I dont have that colour so something else to add to my stash lol.

    Got my POW yesterday but havent had time to play yet and think it will be Thursday before I get a chance this week boo hoo

    Congratulaions Christine on winning the prize

    Sue xxx

  4. Lovely Card Julia very regal and british with the red white and blue xx hazel

  5. I like this one and it can be adapted to almost any occasion or recepient by changing the colour or sentiment!

  6. Hi Julia, I just love red,white and blue! Gorgeous card, Carole Z X

  7. Hi Julia
    The card is lovely and red 'white. and blue . well it's got to be a winner.


  8. Morning Julia, Love this card, the red, white and blue theme is a particular favourite of mine. Just love how you have compiled this card, absolutely beautiful. My POTW came yesterday but won't be getting chance to play for a few days, but it was so quick. Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Fab card Julia - that butterfly is really stunning in that colourway.

  10. What a fabulous card Julia, love the red white and blue, I cannot wait for my dies to arrive, as I think the butterflies are brill. Wish I had been able to get the POTW, but will just have to fill up the folder gradually. Bx

  11. Stunning card ,My POTW week arived yesterday with the grand dies ,just waiting for stamps to arrive ,my get chance to play today congratulations to Christine .Melanie

  12. Gorgeous Julie,
    Has a real patriotic feel to it. Can't wait to get my hands on my new dies.
    Needless to day I bought everything!!!
    Waterford - Ire

  13. Love the red white and blue on this card Julia.
    Carolyn B x

  14. A really pretty card Julia
    xx Sandra

  15. Love those new grand dies, mine arrived yesterday and can't wait to get started with them. Love the techniques on this card and the composition of it. Thanks for sharing. Beverley x

  16. Hi Julia, A great card in any colour.
    Nancyd xx

  17. Hi Julia, this is a great card..:)..I love the dies and colours...xxx

  18. Good Morning Julia

    What a FABULOUS card today, i love the whole layout of it, and using the circle as a mat works well, a great sentiment as you say and the butterfly just finishes it of. Lovely

  19. Hi Julia, this card is gorgeous,just love everything about it but especially the butterfly (I wonder why lol!). Seriously, again I would like to say a big thank you Julia for the prize and to all the ladies for their kind congrats above and on the post where I have commented also. Have a lovely crafty day everyone and enjoy the sunshine safely. Christine H xx

  20. Hi julia another lovely card that could be adapted to different colours I will definitely be getting the butterfly set. I can't believe I won the card I've never won anything in my life so thank you julia love lesley x

  21. Fabulous card - I love everything about it - that butterfly is gorgeous! Congratulations to Lesley xx

  22. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card would look good in any colour combination
    Have a good day

  23. Hi Julia,

    Lovely card in patriotic colours.
    Love the butterfly.

    Erica x

  24. Another lovely card Julia - colours are great and I especially like the sentiment. Am already playing with my dies - lurvely.

    Congratulations to Lesley for winning the card - well done.

    Hugs Sue P xx

  25. This card is gorgeous Julia. My dies just arrived so now I can have a play

  26. I think we have to make the most of our red, white and blue cards this year, there has never been a better opportunity than this year and with the amount of fabulous crafting materials I have seen so much fantastic creativity and this card is no exception


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