Tuesday 23 October 2012

Always in Style

Hi Bloggers.

Thank you for all your comments and emails yesterday - much appreciated. Welcome to my new followers.

Today's card was the first demo yesterday.

For the background, I ran the Couture Creations Ambrosia Embossing Folder through the Grand Calibur with some Coconut White Card. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. I wasn't too bothered about it lining up as my ribbon was going to cover it. I inked around the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the Stylish Ladies Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured her in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks and added a little Pearl Shine from the Metallics Drawing Inks Set to the feather in her hair. I cut the image out using Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

I ran some Rose Sheer Wrinkle Edge Ribbon down the length of my card and then added some White Crochet Ribbon on top (I have some for sale here on ebay). I tied a bow with the White Crochet Ribbon. I added a piece cut from the Spellbinders Ribbon Buckles Die Set, a Pink Dazzler and a couple of White Pearl Decorative Stick Pins.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinder Labels Twenty-Eight and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, this card is so pretty and feminine, loved watching the demos. Thanks for all the ideas, really love those urban stamps. Bx

  2. Hi Julia. I saw this being demo'd yesterday and you made it look so easy although it looks as though you've spent hours on it. beautiful stamps.

  3. Morning Julia, Brilliant shows yesterday, great tips and techniques.
    I loved this card when you demo'd it, it is such a 'girlie' and pretty card, I love the image, she is beautiful, and the crochet ribbon (which sold out) is gorgeous. I love the new dazzlers, I bought nearly all the colours at Kettering, and this one on the bow just finishes off the card perfectly. I love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Love this card.
    Thanks for all your hard work to bring us the wonderful cards.

  5. A beautiful feminine card Julia. I haven't watched your show yet - That's a treat for later today.

  6. I managed to catch this demo too - but not record it - so thank you for posting it and explaining the method again. It's fabulous.
    Beryl xx

  7. Good morning Julia, Sadly I missed your shows yesterday, something came up. Todays card is so pretty and feminine, love the crochet ribbon and the stamp is gorgeous. Thank you for your inspiration.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  8. Good Morning Julia,
    Just managed to get home in time to watch the last part of the 5pm show, you are so 'cool', loved the stamps, the demos were great, I must think too much when I ramdom stamp a background, next one, I will 'just go for it', just love your way of 'going for it', lol.
    Have a great day.

  9. Pretty card, but it does mystify me when you call it 'Crochet Ribbon' - it's lace! Whats more, it's the machine version of Torchon Lace. (I've been a lacemaker since 1976).

    1. It's called Crochet Ribbon in the catalogue! Sorry!

  10. Hi Julia, watched you demo this yesterday and it really is beautiful so feminine. Hope you are on again soon as you are one talented lady

  11. Morning Julia, a fab. card watched you demo it last night just
    watching you and Jackie just now you are definately the Queen
    of backgrounds. Nancyd xx

  12. Morning Julia,
    Only caught the first show yesterday which was great, loved the card when you did the demo so pretty.
    Have a good day.

  13. Love this one, colour and images fab! Loved the shows yesterday!

  14. hello julia,this card reminded me i have some images of the twenties time, i must get them out and have a go. we forget what we have and then we get a reminder. i have to say i love pink,but i did like your yellow card with the shoe that day. thanks for letting me join your blog. going to see what sue has done now. love bluebell-flowerwood.

  15. This is my kind of card Julia, really pretty

    xx Sandra

  16. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous you are a star, just been watching repeat on c & c loved the cards you made the backgrounds were lovely i know what you mean when you said 'dont think just stamp'

    sue x

  17. Morning Julia, lovely demo's y/day thank you. Beautiful card. It is crochet ribbon as if you look for lace you get lace, where this is crocheted, i love using it on my cards. Emma

  18. Very pretty card today Julia;love it!
    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  19. Morning Julia, lovely card really enjoyed your shows yesterday xx hazel

  20. Morning Julia

    What gorgeous card, I love everything about it.

    I have some 20's style stamps so thanks for the inspiration

    Sue xxx

  21. Hi julia this is a lovely feminine card and the colours are pretty and subtle.I wish the demos were more the boys stamps!! As all your samples for these looked great, I hope you do a lot of them on here please!!! Love lesley xx

  22. Lovely card, so girly! Your shows were fabulous - so many ideas! Thank you! xx

  23. Hi Julia

    Beautiful card very pretty feminine colours I enjoyed watching you make this card yesterday. I also enjoyed the fabulous boys background you made what a great idea to not mount the large ie chicken wire etc stamps onto an acrylic block I struggle stamping with the large blocks always end up dropping them will have to get the splat stamp to cover my messy errors ha!!!!!!!!!
    It was so nice to meet you at Kettering
    Hugs Annx

  24. Hi Julia wow what a stunning card, i really enjoyed your show's yesterday keep up the good work, ps you do make me laugh x
    all the best martine x

  25. Julia,
    I love your style, always so unique, fresh, fun, and a little cha cha... Thanks for sharing these with us...

  26. Hiya Julia,
    Lovely, delicate and feminine. X

  27. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card and liked it when I saw you making it yesterday on C&C.

    June x

  28. lovely card the ribbon is fab.Laura O

  29. Beautiful card. I'm so tempted to buy the stamp set when I saw it on C&C's website this afternoon.

  30. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Love your pink theme Julia. Enjoyed the shows and your demos were great, love Christine H xx

  31. Lovely card Julia.

    This is the first time I've commented even though I've been a follower for a while. I'm rubbish at visiting blogs and today i've actually opened my google reader which makes it much better for catching all the latest posts from people I follow.

    Missed the show, but seeing the finished card is great apart from seeing the actual demo.

    Paula x


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