Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Love You

Hi Bloggers.

I'm expecting a mixed reaction to this card. I'm not really keen on it myself but I wanted to use the A4 Ripple Scallop Mask, the Red Pepper Adirondack and Gold Embossing Powder. I think you could use this card for Valentine's Day or a Ruby Wedding Anniversary.

So, for the background, I inked up the A4 Ripple Scallop Mask with Perfect Medium, popped it down onto some Coconut White Card (which had been dusted with my Anti-Static Bag) and ran it through the Grand Calibur. The ink transferred to the debossed pattern. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Metallic Embossing Powder and heat set it. I popped it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Elite M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern - the embossing powder does not crack. I then inked all over with Red Pepper Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I dusted another piece of card with my Anti-Static Bag and stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Floral Silhouette Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with the gold powder. I cut it out using a die from the Fancy Postage Edge die set and inked through the die with Red Pepper. I cut the largest die from the set out of gold card. I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Trees of Imagination Stamp Set again using Perfect Medium and embossed with the Gold Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 24 and inked through the die with Red Pepper.


I assembled the card as shown, wrapping some Lipstick Red American Seam Binding around the background and adding a bow.

I added some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Olympic Gold around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, I think this card is lovely, sometimes you just need vibrant and not soft colours. It works well. Bx

  2. Morning Julia I agree with you it would makes a lovely valentine card. For me its just got something missing dont know what it is but it is a a lovely card any way. Theres not many of your cards that i not keen on. Take care julia.
    Debs A

  3. Morning Julia,
    Well the jury is out but i think i am going the way of no thank you - unfortunately it does not look red but orange and it is really not rocking my world some how the wow and punch is missing. Still we cannot all like the same things.
    Amanda x

  4. Hi Julia, well I like the card, the background is amazing and the image is beautiful. You cannot please everyone. I usually like pastel shades but now and then a vibrant colour ticks my box.

    Wilma x x

  5. Hi julia well I'm really not sure about this card but can't put my finger on what it is I don't like If that makes sense!! I wouldn't worry too much about it julia cos you aint going to please everyone all of the time and I have to say there haven't been many of your cards that I haven't liked! Love lesley xx

  6. Morning Julia,
    Not sure about this one for me the red is too overpowering. The background and layout is lovely so its mixed for me.
    Have a good day.

  7. Morning Julia, At first glance, I thought the red pepper ink was a bit vibrant, but the more I looked, the more I thought YES, I really like it, the colours are very autumnal, but lovely and warm and spicy. The background, as always, is gorgeous, love what you have done with it, and, as usual, the stamping and embossing is gorgeous. I absolutely love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Lovely card Julia i like it the red and gold go so well together xx hazel

  9. Morning Julia, for me the background doesn't work, too much going on with the gold embossing, but I Love the rest of it. I love bright colours so i love the colours. Emma

  10. Pretty design, just not keen on the Red Pepper colour, I have a brighter, more Christmassy red that I would use.

  11. You're right Julia, this would be lovely for either Valentines Day or a Ruby Wedding, although the background does look a bit orange and not a true red.

    xx Sandra

  12. Hi Julia

    I think this card has real class ,i just love it

    Elaine H X


  13. Hi Julia,
    Love it. So vibrant. Not sure about the pink though. X

  14. Hello Julia, I like it, so rich and warm and as you say lovely for Valentine or Ruby Wedding cards.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  15. Hi Julia I like the card and I know a few people that would love to receive it... I think the colours go well together, and i love the image. Must get myself some of these dies......

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  16. Hi Julia,

    Sorry but the background is too much for me but the stamped image is so delicate and that appeals! Regards Jackie D

  17. Hi Julia
    What a lovely card true not white on white but lovely rich autumn colours.

  18. Hi Julia,this card does not work for me,but it might be the photo?the red and pink do not go well as colours,but that is just my opinion


  19. Hi Julia, a bit dark but I like it I think in real life it will be a bit
    brighter. Nancyd xx

  20. not mad about the colours.Laura O

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