Friday 12 October 2012

One Shoe

Hi Bloggers.

I'm off to Kettering Conference Centre tomorrow morning for a couple of days. It's the first time the Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show has been held in the Midlands. I'm really looking forward to it. All the details are here. I'm running a couple of workshops each day and I'll also be demonstrating on the Creative Expressions Stand. Hope some of you can come along and say hello.

Today's card is another shoe card.

For the background, I randomly stamped the heart from the Creative Expressions Beaded Elements Stamp Set (more stock coming soon) using Jet Black Archival. I dried it with my heat tool and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Trellis Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern (I was not worried if the pattern didn't match exactly as my topper would cover most of the join).

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Sole Creations Stamp Set (more stock coming soon) 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 Matting Basics A. I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Polka Dots out of black card and popped the shoe topper on top.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I matted it on to some black card.

I made a bow using 2 lengths of Lipstick Red and 2 lengths of Black American Seam Binding and added a large circle dazzler to the centre.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, a very opulent card today. Love the strong colours, very appropriate card for a shoe lover.


  2. Julia what a festive card. Oh la la. Love it. Have fun at the show.

  3. Hi Julia
    Now this is right up my street, i love the whole concept.
    Enjoy the weekend
    Amanda x

  4. A very sophisticated looking card Julia. Stunning.

  5. Good Morning Julia,
    A very striking card Julia, this was the card that got me wanting the Shoe stamps, love the image and the colours used.
    Will be at Kettering Sunday, so I will definitely be hovering about somewhere, hee hee.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Michelle (happy2craft)

  6. Morning Julia, WOW a 'la dolce vita' card today, loving the red/black/white colour combo, very striking. Love the shoe stamps and the sentiment is really good.
    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, have a lovely day today.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Hi Julia, this card is a real stunner. Have fun at the show, am going to try get there, but will have to see, as our new Grandson arrived in Wednesday. Bx

  8. Hi Julia. One of my all time favourite stamps made into a stunner of a card.

  9. hi Julia - what a fab card - I really love the rich colours and the shoe stamp is stunning. Hope you have a great day in Kettering

  10. Morning Julia have a fab time at Kettering wish i could affors to go :(. Gorgeous card really love the stamp colours and sentiment on this card xx hazel

  11. Morning Julia

    Fabulous card. I love the colour combo and have made a couple of cards this week using the same colours

    I do like that sentiment lol

    Have fun at Kettering, wish I was going

    Sue xx

  12. Love the colours and the great stamp. have a good time at Kettering

  13. Morning Julia, stunning card love the colours very oppulent
    my shoe stamps arrived yesterday so can't wait to get going.
    Nancyd xx

  14. hi Julia
    stunning card will have to get these stamps enjoy your weekend wish i was going maybe next time

  15. Morning Julia,
    Stunning, elegant card. Love it. Enjoy Kettering. X

  16. Hi Julia,
    Dramatic colours making a beautiful card. Love it,
    Enjoy your weekend in Kettering.

  17. A very striking colour combination this morning Julia and it's brill

    Have a good weekend

    xx Sandra

  18. Good morning Julia, A striking card, very opulent. Love the shoe sramp and the layout. Enjoy your weekend at Kettering, wish I was going.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. Morning Julia, as Lydia said dramatic colours and love the image. Have a fun time at Kettering. Love Christine H xx

  20. Morning Julia, WOW! A real eye catching card, would make a great valentines card i think. Enjoy your weekend at the show. Emma

  21. Hi Julia, Well I think a previous sentiment said you can never have enough shoes ....... and this one is very striking. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend. Regards Jackie D

  22. Hi julia wow this card is stunning and very dramatic!! Love it.I wish I was coming to kettering maybe next year!! Hope you have a lovely time there love lesley xx

  23. Love this card, the colours and the design. Would make a great first impression for the receipient. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  24. ooh this card is stunning! The colours are so opulent. I hope you have a fab time at Kettering, I wish I was going! xx

  25. beautiful love the dark red and black colour theme .Laura O

  26. Hi Julia, stunning card, love it! Enjoy the weekend at Kettering, Carole Z X

  27. Gorgeous card. I like it lots. Really classy looking :-) x

  28. HI Julia

    It was this card that made my buy the stamps!!!! A friend who is a shoe-aholic as a big birthday coming in April - this is the perfect card, including the colours. I hope I do it justice when I make it. Thanks as ever for the inspiration and the fun you give us when you appear on Create and Craft.



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