Wednesday 12 December 2012

Thinking of You

Hi Bloggers.

This is one of the demos I didn't quite finish on Monday.

So, for the background, I randomly stamped one of the foliage stamps from the Creative Expressions Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set using Stonewashed Adirondack Dye Ink onto some Coconut White Card. I dried it with my heat tool and then popped it through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Elegance M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. I inked around the edges with the Stonewashed Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with my Anti-Static Pad and then stamped the image from the same stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with the Steel Blue Embossing Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics & Darks Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge and then inked through the die with Stonewashed using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Trees of Imagination Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Steel Blue Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Ribbon Threader die and inked through the die with Stonewashed.

I made a flower using the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die set and cut some leaves out of Cobalt card.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm White Pearls in the top right-hand corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, this card is really beautiful, love the stamps. Bx

  2. Hi Julia, saw this on Monday and loved it. Next year I really must try more stamping, you make it look so easy. If I succeed I may be able to reproduce your lovely creations.

    Wilma x x

  3. Hi Julia. This is beautiful. Like Wilma, i really must try more stamping. Good New Years resolution.

    Val in Spain xxx


  4. Morning Julia,

    Loved this card when I saw it on the show. Beautiful. X

  5. Hi julia this is a lovely card and I'm really liking the colours of adirondack ink pads you've been using,I've resisted so far but I'm not sure how much longer I can resist buying ant!! Lol love lesley xx

  6. Morning Julia another lovely i keep saying going to grt in to stamping as i thinking that im missing out on making some lovely cards. I reslly love thiz stamps set. Take care Sue

    Debs Artliff

  7. This is beautiful Julia, gorgeous colours and image and I love your layout too.

    Jo x

  8. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, love the colours and absolutely adore the dies used.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx
    PS It's 12.12.12 today, and it's my Birthday too, yippeeeeee xx

  9. Hi Julia,
    Another brilliant background to compliment the image, a lovely card, love the colours, have bought a few Adirondack inks they are lovely, really juicey.
    Happy Birthday Patricia.
    Have a great day.

  10. Lovely card Julia love the colours and stamps used x xhazel

  11. Morning Julia , I also watched you demo this card and I just love it. I love dandelion stamps but you've finished this card with a fab background. I have masks , but have never tried to use them in this way so shall definitely in the near future.Just a few more Christmas cards to finish first.
    I need this set of stamps and the Adirondack inks but I have bought sooooo much these past few months. I'. going to use some Christmas money though so not too long to wait hee hee.
    I know you love using the fab dies and I totally agree with you about needing to use them on our cards, but, you do have amazing techniques and ideas with masks and stamps that enable you to still produce fab cards with or without.
    Thanks again for your fab inspiration,
    crafty hugs from Julie xxx

  12. Morning Julia,
    Firstly HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Patricia.
    Loved the when it was shown on C&C beautiful background, I have it my new year project to experiment with inks and make more random background papers. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Have a good day.

  13. Morning Julia

    Love this card, blue and white always look so fresh. I must experiment more with the backgrounds dont have the Adirondack inks but have loads of the distressing inks. Hope they work as good as yours

    Sue xx

  14. hello julia,i like this die that looks like a postage stamp,will get one next year. i am compiling a list for next year. we need are craft stach. love bluebell-flowerwood.

  15. Lovely card Julia but stamping is not for me I have tried it and bought lots of stamps but don't enjoy it.

  16. Morning Julia, a lovely card saw you demo. it must do some more backgrounds with ink and stamps but I did do some xmas cards with
    stamping and brushed them with pan pastels and was very happy with
    results. Nancyd xx

  17. Morning Julia, lovely card which i saw you demo, i love the colours on this and the background is fabulous. Emma

  18. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card ,i love the blue it looks so clean and fresh,

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  19. Hi Julia....I have just watched the recordings I did of your show's, so saw the demo....I have these stamps but not used them yet....Love this card, like the colours and the beautiful embossing powders..added to my wish list...

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  20. I was very lucky to have won these stamps in Sue's blog draw last month and so pleased to have some more ideas of how to use them. Recorded the shows as usual - brilliant demos Julia (what there was of them of course). X

  21. love this card a real delicate feel to it.Laura O

  22. Hello Julia, WOW the background is amazing and love the stamp. I bought some masks and Adirondack inks when you were on Toolshed, have not had time to use them yet but hope to get started with them in the New Year. You are such an inspiration, thank you.
    Happy Birthday Patricia.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  23. Happy Birthday to Patricia! A stunning card - I saw this one on c & c and loved it then. xx

  24. Evening Julia,
    What an amzingcard, really impressed with the background. Simply stunning.
    Amanda x

  25. Hi Julia.
    This card is right up my street. I love the colours, dies and stamps. And of course another of your great backgrounds.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B.


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