Tuesday 16 October 2012

Buy it in Every Colour!

Hi Bloggers.

A bright shoe card today.

For the background, I stamped one of the swirls from the Creative Expressions Beaded Elements Stamp Set (now back in stock) using Dried Marigold Distress Ink randomly over a piece of Coconut White Card. I dried the ink with my heat tool and then ran the piece through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Bouquet Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern (it didn't line up exactly but that didn't matter as most of it would be covered by my topper. I inked around the edges with Wild Honey Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Sole Creations Stamp Set (also now back in stock) using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured it in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks and then cut it out using Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Six. I inked through the die with Wild Honey.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set again using the Jet Black Archival and embossed with the clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels Fourteen.

I tied a messy bow using 3 lengths of Blue White American Seam Binding. I threaded some Baker's Twine through a yellow button and tied a bow. I added this to my bow.

I added a 8mm White Pearl to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Beautiful card Julia, love the colours! Carole Z X

  2. A lovely card Julia. The colours are great.

  3. Morning Julia, Gorgeous card today, I love the colours, very uplifting, and that sentiment is brilliant.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Good Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, Queen of the backgrounds again, lovely. Really like these shoe stamps, great card.
    Have a great day.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  5. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card.with bright sunshine colours. Would brighten anyone's day. X

  6. Hi Julia, My faourite stamp set again. Love the background and the colours look really well together.

  7. hi julia,

    just watched you on C&C and love your techniques....my stamp set is on its way!!
    Keep up all the great demos'

    crafty hugs
    Elly P
    x x

  8. Hi Julia

    What a lovely cheerful card....the colours are so "happy" together

    Sue x

  9. Gorgeous card Julia, love the swirls and colours used note to self must buy shoe stamps too as it would be naughty not too xx hazel

  10. Hi Julia, just love it! the colours are stunning and really make the shoe stand out. Bx

  11. A very happy card for this dull morning. Regards Jackie D

  12. Julia,
    A very beautiful card I do love the shoes..

  13. Morning Julia, lovely card again, stunning background and love the warm colours. Emma

  14. A beautiful elegant card Julia. Love the colours! Michelle x

  15. Morning Julia, a great card and colours are smashing, just used
    this stamp to make my granddaughter's friend a card she will be
    15 so thought it will appropriate but done it in purples as
    that is her fav. colour it came out great. Nancyd xx

  16. A beautiful card,lovely image and colours.xxx

  17. Fab card really bright and cheery looking .Laura O

  18. Hi Julia,
    Super card just love the background, very cheery colours.
    Have a good day.

  19. Hello Julia, Pretty card, love the background and shoe stamp. Fab warm colours, just what we need for a dull, dark day.
    Have great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. hi julia loved this card when you done the demo on c&c its so fresh and vibrant you really are the queen of backgrounds!! im getting better at doing them myself thanks to you. hope to see you on c&c soon love lesley xx

  21. Fantastic colour, love the shoe image and the sentiment is perfect. Great card love Christine H xx

  22. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love the colours,I will have to try and learn how to stamp,ant tips for someone like me starting off???

  23. a lovely bright card for a dreary day! Hope you get the coloured dazzlers in soon!

  24. What a lovely card ,i love everything about it :) x

  25. It was lovely to see you at Kettering on Sunday but my friend and I were gutted you had sold out of this shoe stamp - its just so gorgeous.

  26. I am so in love with the background you have created with those stamps Julia! It's stunning!!! I love the whole cards layout also, but I'm going to have to get those gorgeous swirls as well...! I'm just not sure my bank can take any more expense after the last months spend due to yourself & Sue!!! Claire xxx


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