Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

This card was another demo from the shows on the 21st -

As usual, starting with the background, I spritzed through the Delicate Mask onto some Coconut White Card using Cosmic Shimmer Antique Rose Vintage Mister. I dried it with my heat tool and then inked through the Heart Confetti Mask with Dusty Concord Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. Next, holding the crackle stamp from the Creative Expressions Textures Stamp Set in my hand, I randomly stamped sections of it using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. Then I repeated the process with the script stamp from the same stamp set using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I finished the background off by inking around the edges with Aged Mahogany using Cut n Dry Foam.

I cut the largest of the new Spellbinders Stately Circles and inked through the die with Aged Mahogany. I stamped a flower from the Creative Expressions Funky Floral Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Amethyst Mist Lustre Embossing Powder from the Pinks & Purples Set. I cut it out using the next size down of Stately Circles and inked through the die with Aged Mahogany. I stamped a smaller flower, cut it out with scissors and added it to the larger flower with 3D Foam. I added some 3mm White Pearls as shown.

I put 'birthday' and 'wishes' from the same stamp set on to my block and stamped with Perfect Medium. I embossed with the Amethyst Mist Lustre Powder and cut it out using one of the new Spellbinders Framed Tags One dies. I inked through the die with Aged Mahogany and added a bow made with May Arts Two Tone Ribbon.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Pearl Swirls. I inked around the edges of my white mat with Aged Mahogany before adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia whata beautiful card i adore these dies they make a stunning center piece on your cards i love thd colours that you have used im going to got some more ink pads as ive only got a couple. I love evething about this card julia. Take care

    Debs A

  2. Hi Julia, lovely card, have not had much chance to play with my new dies yet, but this gives me some great inspiration. Bx


  3. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card. So much interesting things going on. X

  4. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card - veryinteresting background busy without being to much. Love the colours.
    Amanda x

  5. Stunning Julia. Love the colours.

  6. Hi Julia this is another lovely card with a great background,that flower looks really funky too!!! I'm really liking the new dies and can't wait for some of the other new ones to come here.love Lesley x

  7. Morning Julia, Love this card, love the background, love the colours (my favourites), love the die-cuts, and absolutely adore the flower. Genius.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Gorgeous card, the background is awesome and I love that flower. The colours are fabulous too xx

  9. Great card-nice, delicate colours.


  10. i love the colours of this card.i always look at your blog but dont always have the time to comment.

  11. Wow, two masks and three stamps for the background? You have surpassed yourself, and it really works on this card. Thanks for the ideas.

  12. Morning Julia,
    Fabulous card love it all, the background is superb.
    Have a good day.

  13. Absolutely beautiful Julia, love it all

  14. Morning Julia, Beautiful card, Love the stamps you have used and the dies...

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  15. Good morning Julia, what a stunning card love the colours and the background is fantastic must buy the stamps. Thank you for your inspiration.
    Jenny x

  16. Morning Julia lovely card and colours used xx hazel

  17. Julia,
    This is really a fantastic card, the colors and design, you have such a wonderful eye for design. I enjoy your daily blog and appreciate your time each day to blog an inspiration. I also would like to,say thanks for your quick response on the Amazon orders. You are amazing, thanks.

  18. Hello Julia, A stunning card, love the colours and background, you are the queen of backgrounds. The funky flower is gorgeous. Thank you for your inspiration.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. Another beauty Julia, love the colours

    xx Sandra

  20. Love the colour and the layout of this card

  21. Morning Julia

    I love your backgrounds they are so beautiful. This card is really pretty

    Sue xx

  22. Hi Julia, love everything about this creation. Thanx for sharing . Lol Lynne M x x

  23. Morning Julia, a stunning card and the colours are a favourite of
    mine use it a lot, love the background as usual you are the Queen
    of backgrounds. Nancyd xx

  24. This card is fab Julia,love your background has got me thinking about doing some like with stamps I have.Love this card .Laura O

  25. And it's now sitting proudly on my mantlepiece and looks even better in the flesh x

  26. Hi Julia
    Oh what a beautiful card I watched you make this on the show but having your wonderful instructions is even better thank you.

  27. Hi Julia,
    Lovely colours on this card. Very pretty.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B.

  28. Hi Julia lovely colours on this card thank you

  29. Hi Julia I watched your demo and ordered from you the CE stamps which arrived today! Yay! It is a lovely card thank you for the inspiration and thank you for sharing hugs Annie


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