Sunday, 7 October 2012

Girls Just Want to Have Funds!

Hi Bloggers.

A play on the title of a Cyndie Lauper song with the sentiment on today's post. This was one of the demos on Thursday.

For the background, I added a good quantity of Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Ink to some Coconut White Card using Cut n Dry Foam. I then spritzed one of the stamps from the Beaded Elements Stamp Set with the Cosmic Shimmer Ink Resist Spray and stamped it onto my background. The resist spray removed the ink from the background leaving a 'bleached' image. I dried the stamp to remove the ink and repeated the process until I was happy with my background.

I wrapped a piece of Light Blue Ruffle Edged Ribbon around the card and wrapped a piece of white crochet ribbon over the top of it.

I stamped Hannah from the Fashionista : A Day Shopping 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 then cut her out using Spellbinders Floral Ovals. I inked through the die with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Matting Basics A and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I tied a bow using the Light Blue Ruffle Edge Ribbon. I made a flower out of blue card using the Creative Expressions Floral Embossing Folder. You can watch my YouTube video on how to do this here. I added a couple of White Pearl Decorative Stick Pins.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia,
    Pretty card. Not so sure about colour though. Brilliant flower x

  2. Love the background, dont have tumbled glass,but have put it on my shopping list.

  3. Hi Julia. Pretty colour and pretty flower.Really love thaat die.

  4. Hi Julia,
    Pretty card for a young girl love your flower.
    Have a good day.

  5. Morning Julia, Lovely card today, I love the ink resist spray how it bleaches out the colour, I need some of that ha ha !!, it's like 'negative stamping', brilliant. I love the flower, will be popping over to see your video afterwards.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Hi Julia, just love it! And the sentiment is brilliant. These stamps are definitely on my must have list. Bx

  7. Morning Julia

    I love that sentiment and its sooooo true. Wish I had funds for buying all the spellbinders cos its so hard to choose a few

    Love the card and the colour is gorgeous

    Sue xxx

  8. Morning Julia, lovely card and colours. Emma

  9. Julia I love the colors and the bow with the flower is so very sweet, you make my day just a little brighter.. Thanks

  10. I like the techniques and design of this card and yes, the sentiment is so true!! Jackie D

  11. Good morning Julia, Pretty card and the colours are soo fresh. Love the background and the flower is gorgeous, the sentiment is very apt.
    Have a great day everone.
    Hugs June xxx

  12. Lovely card Julia and the sentiment is very true, especially for us crafters

    xx Sandra

  13. I really like today's card Julia & I loved the flower demo on C&C the otherday. I did watch it over again several times to make sure I'd got it. I don't have that embossing folder, but I've plenty of spellbinder dies I'm sure it applies to! Can't believe you managed it under all that pressure & beat your record! Well done! I have these dies & some nice stamps I'd like to tryout with a layout like this. I have loads of distressed inks & other inks, but I rarely have what you or Sue are using, so I either order it in for future projects or improvise with what I've got. I really liked those inks you used for colouring too. Must of missed previous demos of them, but they seem really simple to use? I have spectrum noir pens, but am a bit afraid to use them as I'm not much of a drawer. I'm a graphic designer by trade. Totally different to drawing! Thanks for the tips, Claire xxx P.S. I'm now officially following as I always comment from my phone, but today I was on my main Mac & saw the following option. Didn't realise I wasn't!!!

  14. Hi julia love everything about this card and I love how you've done the background. I will have to get some of the resist spray it gives a lovely effect. Love lesley xx

  15. hi Julia
    its nice to see a girly card in another colour apart from pink lol my daughter hates pink so maybe i can do a card like this for her in Jan I cant believe she will b 16 where have the years gone i suppose we all say that

  16. Lovely card Julia loving the colour scheme I love blue. Really like the sentiment on this card too, so apt for us crafters xx hazel

  17. Hi Julia, saw you demo this one and instantly loved the colours you used and the sentiment is great, love it! Love Christine H xx

  18. Hi Julia, A great card and colours are great too. Love the sentiment
    very apt. Nancyd xx

  19. Hi Julia
    I love those words and the card I have a friend who's favourite colour is blue so will have to give something like it ago,
    Happy crafting
    Love Tina x

  20. Hi Julia, love the card...and those words...? Oh so true!!! Carole Z X


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