Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Congratulations if you managed to get the Tied Together Folder - the re-stock had sold out by yesterday morning. Don't despair if you missed it though as you'll still be able to buy it on Sue's shows on Wednesday (while stocks last!)

A little more metal today.

For the background, I ran some Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Industrial M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. This ended up being a bit messy in the middle but I was able to hide it with my topper!

I inked up some Aluminium Foil with Terracotta, Butterscotch and Sunshine Yellow Alcohol Inks using my Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool. When dry I popped it through the Grand Calibur with the Paisley M-Bossabilities Folder. I sanded it to reveal the Aluminium core.

I cut a Fancy Weave Frame out of black card. I stamped the Best Wishes portion of the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Button Florals Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using one of the small dies in the Fancy Weave set.

I cut the middle size of the Floral Burst Cut, Fold and Tuck die set out of black card. I folded and tucked it and then added a 5mm White Pearl to the centre.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, love the metal look, great card. Looking forward to both your and Sue's shows over the next few days.


  2. Morning,
    Loving the metal look, this is a super card. Where did you get the metal?
    Amanda x

  3. Hi Julia this is a lovely clean fresh card and if the flower were omitted make a lovely card for a man! I have had a go with the metal and inks now it is very effective - I love it!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  4. Hi julia love this card I'm really liking the fancy weave dies and I think they might be top of my list!! I managed to get the tied together folder at joanna sheen as it had sold out everywhere I'd looked so happy about that!! Love lesley xx

  5. Morning Julia, Lovely card and I absolutely love the metal effect, that is on my Wish List because it is so effective.
    I managed to get the tied together die from you yesterday morning, yippeeee.
    So looking forward to Sue's and your shows on C&C tomorrow and Thursday respectively.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. fab card Julia - love the floral burst - I spend most of my time looking for double sided paper to use with my cut . fold and tuck dies and now I see how good they may look with just one colour so off for a try - thanks for idea.

  7. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card today elegant and clean lines. Have some metal but not used it as yet.
    Have a good day.

  8. Morning Julia

    Great card. I dont have any metal but think I might have to get some


  9. These metal sheets are on my wish list, Lovely card Julia
    xx Sandra

  10. Julia,
    I am really liking the metallic sheets, they look very classic. I also wanted to say thanks for your quick return on my order to your Amazon shop, didn't realize that you were doing this yourself, you are one busy lady. I plan to make the Julia shop my primary source. Thanks.

  11. Morning Julia, A great card not tried the metal yet must give a go. I agree with Heather it would make a great man card.
    Nancyd xx

  12. Morning Julia, another great card and love the metal effect too. Haven't got any YET! Got the tied together folder from Sam Poole so am well chuffed. Looking forward to Sue's and your shows. Have an enjoyable Tuesday, love Christine H xx

  13. Morning Julia, well ive got the metal, not used it yet - on my very long to do list!
    Another fab card, great layout. I think it suit any sex.

  14. Hi Julia,

    Not tried working with metal but I am enjoying looking at your cards using it. I think I must put this and the fancy weave dies on my list. Jackie D

  15. Hello Julia, I need to get these metal sheets, this card is stunning and could be made for male/female. Love the colours and layout. Looking forward to yours and Sue's shows.
    Take care.
    June xxx

  16. fab card i got some copper col metal from your shop so will b trying it out at wkend

  17. love the metal sheets and the white background.Another pretty card.Laura O

  18. Lovely card, good for any occasion! I ordered the tied together embossing folder yesterday am and arrived this am!! Thanks Julia!

  19. Hi Julia, I just love the metalic effect it just adds another dimention to your cards with such a luxurious look

  20. Hi Julia - I love the cards with the metal on them - this effect is amazing. This card is beautiful and could be used for many occasions.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  21. Loving all the metal work that is around at the moment. Looking forward to your shows on Thursday xx hazel

  22. Hi Julia, am so glad I got mine. Looking forward to the shows. love this card. Maybe once the Uni run is over this weekend, there will be a bit more time for crafting. Bx


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