Saturday 27 October 2012

Never, Never Give Up

Hi Bloggers.

A quote from Winston Churchill on this card from Monday's shows.

For the main background, I randomly stamped the Newsprint Stamp using Jet Black Archival, the Bubblewrap stamp using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink  and the Chicken Wire Stamp using Forest Moss Distress Ink. I distressed the edges with my scissors and then inked with Forest Moss using Cut n Dry Foam.

On a separate piece of card, I spritzed through the Grid Mask with the Soft Moss Misting Ink from the Winter Garden Set. I tore around the edges and inked with Forest Moss using Cut n Dry Foam. I stamped the small disk stamp from the Urban Beats Stamp Set in each corner using Brushed Corduroy.

I stamped the long border stamp from the Urban Beats Stamp Set on to another piece of card using Brushed Corduroy, added Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. I tore down each side and inked with Brushed Corduroy. I cut it in two at the middle so it would be long enough to reach both sides of my main background behind the image panel.

I stamped the image from the Anything is Possible Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight and inked through the die with Forest Moss Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ribbon Banners and inked through the die with Forest Moss.

I assembled to card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Choco Brown around the edges.

Apologies for the lack of product links in the latter part of this post - a couple of Trojan Horses are running around my laptop so I have had to finish this post off on my hubbie's ipad. You will find many of the products used in my Amazon Store if you wish to make a purchase.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. love the background,I love making them and playing with colours.

  2. Good Morning Julia,
    Really love the background, the colours are great, this card has a real 'urban' feel to it, just great.
    Have a great day.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  3. Hi Julia. So love these boy stamps. Beautiful card.

    Val in Spain xxx

  4. Hi Julia,
    Love the background and colours.
    Have a good week end. X

  5. Morning Julia, I love this card, your backgrounds are stupendous, I just love how you get the stamping so beautiful, I have a way to go yet ha ha, you have the ability to know which colours will go beautifully together. Gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Hi Julia, Great card, love watching you do those backgrounds. Thanks for all the inspiration. Bx

  7. Morning Julia,
    Good card for a teenager, great use of the background.
    Have a good day.

  8. Hi Julia, I saw this background on a previous card and I must say how effective it is. Regards, Jackie D

  9. Morning Julia, I loved seeing you make these backgrounds on C&C, so easy and so effective. Great card with alot of detail to look at. Enjoy your weekend. Emma

  10. love the background on this card .Laura O

  11. Lovely card Julia, i 've made loads of backgrounds with these stamps xx hazel

  12. Hello Julia, Lovely card, the background is stunning. love how you make the most of the stamps.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs June xxx

  13. Hi julia this is another super boys card and the background is great. I love how you put colours together,sometimes I think they shouldn't go together but they do!! Love lesley xx

  14. Stunning card can`t wait for my stamps to arrive xx

  15. Hi Julia, great card its fascinating watching you do these
    backgrounds on c&c you make it look so easy and the colours all
    go together great.Nancyd xx

  16. Julia,
    This is another amazing card. Super job, thanks


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