Saturday, 22 September 2012

Sending you Sunshine

Hi Bloggers.

Today I'm sharing something a bit different - very girly. This card features an image from one of the new Creative Expressions Fashionista Stamp Sets that I will be demonstrating this weekend at Ally Pally. This image is Sadie. I love these stamp sets - a great excuse to use ribbon, flowers and a bit of bling. Lovely for girlies of all ages and really easy to colour. Hopefully, I will have some of these stamp sets for sale in my Amazon Store next week.

For the background, I used some Foundations Floral Dream Paper and stamped all over with a swirl from the Creative Expressions Beaded Elements Stamp Set using Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Ornamental Iron M-Bossabiities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern and then inked around the edges with Faded Jeans using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Fashionista - A Day Shopping Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I used Blue Lace and Blue Cotton from the Soft Velvet Set, Scarlet Flame from the Autumn Shades Set, Sunflower from the Summer Fayre Set, and Warm Delight from the Matt Skin Tones Set. I cut her out using Spellbinders Large Labels and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I cut a mat out of blue card using Spellbinders Fleur de Lys Rectangles.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader die and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I made some ribbon flowers out of white crochet ribbon, white wrinkle edged ribbon and white ruffe edged ribbon using the technique in Sue's tutorial here. I cut some 'leaves' out of blue card using the Spellbinders Venetian Motifs die set and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I assembled the card as shown, remembering the wrap some white crochet ribbon around the card before adding my topper. I also added some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Summer Blue.

If you're going to Ally Pally over the weekend please come and say Hi.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, An absolutely gorgeous card, loving the new stamp, the colours are so soft and beautiful, loving the flowers and I now really need the ribbon threader dies.
    Will see you later at Ally Pally, must rush now for the trains ha ha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Hi Julia, lovely card, teenage girl would love this I think. Enjoy Ally Pally wish I was going.


  3. Hi Julia, looks like another great stamp set on it's way. Love the way you have done this card. Have a great time at Ally Pally. Bx

  4. Hi Julia
    Hope you have a fab time this weekend! This is a very pretty card love the background and flowers!

    1. more follower needed to reach your 400 soooo well done Julia!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  5. Beautiful card Julia, love the colour.
    Have a great weekend

    xx Sandra

  6. Lovely card Julia those stamps look good might have to get hold of them, enjoy Ally Pally xx hazel

  7. fab card Julia - it is nice and bright here but bloomon cold! The mix of blues give a lovely soft look. Enjoy the Ally Pally.

  8. Hi Julia,
    Very pretty card, lovely colours and the flowers are great.
    Have a good weekend at Ally Pally.

  9. Morning Julia
    Enjoy your weekend at Ally Pally and everyone who's lucky enough to go - bit far from Cornwall.
    A lovely card, great colours and those3 flowers are stunning.

  10. Hello Julia, Very pretty card, ideal for a teenage girl, love the colours and the flowers are gorgeous.
    Enjoy your weekend at Ally Pally, too far for me to go.
    Take care.
    June xxx

  11. Hi julia this is a stunning card love it all!! I hope you've got a big stock and don't run out of it before I get to ally pally tomorrow!! I have 3 girls and 2 of them are teenagers so I tgink this set would be used a lot!! Will come and say hi to you tomorrow love lesley xx

  12. Hi Julia, A lovely girly card great bright colours.
    Nancyd xx

  13. Hi Julia,
    loved the show with L. yesterday, really cheered me up.
    Can't get to Ally P. (broken ankle) but will look forward to all reports from all you lucky people.

  14. Lovely card, love the colours would like to see more of these stamps. Bet you are having a fab day at ally pally - jealous!

  15. Hope you're enjoying Ally Pally Julia !

  16. Fab card for a teenager.these look like nice stamps .Laura O

  17. Hi Julia,
    Just got back from Ally Pally, had a great day, spent a fortune - again - hee hee. It was lovely to say 'Hi' to you, you are a real gem:-)
    Todays card is lovely, the blues are a great shade, and the image is ace for the teenagers, love the flowers. You definitely do a great job.
    Michelle xx @ happy2craft.

  18. Julia,
    What a cute card, love the colors and something fun. Thianks


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