Sunday 20 January 2013

Heartfelt Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

I was wondering which card to share first from the shows tomorrow - I eventually decided on this one because a) It's pastel and b) It uses all the stamp sets that are on the shows. It also uses a couple of the new Spellbinders Card Creators - not on tomorrow's show but should be arriving in the shops at the end of February. You can see all the new die sets from Spellbinders on the Creative Expressions website here.

So, as always, starting with the background - I inked through the Delicate Mask onto some Coconut White Card using Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I then randomly stamped a leaf stamp from the Creative Expressions Funky Floral Stamp Set using Dried Marigold Distress Ink. Next I randomly stamped the Crackle Stamp from the Creative Expressions Texture Stamp Set using Tattered Rose. I stamped it with the stamp in my hand not on a block. I'll hopefully show this in a demo of another card in the 6pm show tomorrow. Then I used the same method to randomly stamp the Script Stamp from the same Texture Stamp Set using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I have to say that I was really surprised that this set of Distress Inks went so well together and you may well see this combo again in future as I really like it. I finished the background off by inked around the edges with Tattered Rose using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions From the Heart Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out with a Spellbinders Floral Ribbon Threader die and inked through the die with Dried Marigold. I cut a Spellbinders Locking Loops out of pale peach card.

I made a couple of flowers using the small Heart Stamps from the Creative Expressions Hearts Entwined Stamp Set and the From the Heart Stamp Set using Tattered Rose and Dried Marigold Distress Inks. I stamped the Dried Marigold one 5 times and the Tattered Rose one 6 times. I glued the hearts to a small circle of card and added a 8mm White Pearl to the centres.

I assembled the card as shown adding some leftover bits from some Pearl Swirls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia love the pastel colour. card can not wait to see you on tv tomorrow to see all the things you have on the show thankyou tracy w

  2. Morning Julia,
    Love the colour combo! You always come up with gr8 background ideas which add drama to the cards. Look forward to your shows.

    Alice x

  3. Hi Julia, love the pastel colours brightens up a dull day. Great design and looking forward to your shows tomorrow.

    Wilma x x

  4. Good morning Julia whatcs beautiful card. Im loving the colour that you have used. Cant wait to see what you have got fot us in to tomorrows shows. Take care Julia. Xx

    Debs Artliff

  5. Beautiful card Julia. Love the delicate colours. I'm going to have a go at the heart flowers...they are lovely. S.x

  6. Hi Julia. Love the card. Fantastic background as usual. Really like the pale colour and the dies are amazing. So looking forward to your shows tomorrow.

    Val in Spain xxx

  7. Love this card Julia, the colour is great. And I'm going to have a go at making those flowers, they're gorgeous. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow.

  8. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card suitable for lots of occasions, love the delicate colours you have used and the background as usual is great.
    Hope you are able to get to the studio tomorrow, looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  9. Hi Julia, love the card beautiful pastel colours remind me that spring is just around the corner! Looking forward to tomorrows show. jenny x

  10. Morning Julia, This is a beautiful card, loving the background, as always it is superb, the new die-cuts are gorgeous, loving the soft pastel colourways, gives us a bit of a lift in this horrid snow ha ha.
    Looking forward to tomorrow.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Morning Julia. Stunning card and love the colours yoj have used still in Tenerife
    so wont see shows tbis week so hope you post all the cards you have made.
    Nancyd xx

  12. Hi Julia, a really beautiful card, love the colours used. Looking forward to the shows. Bx

  13. Morning Julia, such a gorgeous card love the colours. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow

  14. Morning Julia, gorgeous card and colours, look forward to the shows tomorrow. Emma

  15. Hi Julia, As you say these are not colours that at first you would put together but they look lovely on your card. Looking forward to tomorrow's shows. Regards Jackie D

  16. Morning Julia

    Gorgeous card... intrigued about the stamp in the hand technique I really hope you get to show it on C&C

  17. Hello Julia, A beautiful card, love the soft delicate colours and the dies, background as always stunning. Will have a go at the the flowers, they are scrummy. Looking forwars to the shows and like Sue hope to see the stamp in hand technique.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Lovely card Julia and i have the funky florals stamp so i can get cracking on this card. xx hazel

  19. I love it, it's very effective. Will be looking at the shows, I've set to record in case I miss them, I always seem to get phone calls in the middle of my favourite shows.

  20. Hi Julia, Lovely card, I love the colour combo.Love the stamps.
    I will have to watch recordings of the show's as I am working.
    Hope the show's go well,

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  21. Gorgeous card and I agree, the colour combo is fab - I would not have thought of using those two inks together but will be giving it a go - thank you for the idea. I am looking forward to your shows as always! xx

  22. Hi Julia,
    Such a pretty card - i agree i would not have put these two colours together but they certainly work.
    Really liking these stamps another must have for my stash.
    Be warm and safe
    Amanda x

  23. Hi Julia really like this card and the colours look so good together,had a look. At all the new spell binders and there are some lovely ones coming out cant wait to see which ones you and sue will be using!! Hope to see your shows tomorrow love Lesley x

  24. Hi Julia.
    Beautiful card. Looking forward to tomorrow's shows and all your wonderful demos.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B.


  25. Hi Julia,

    Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing. X

  26. Hi julie lovely card the colours work well,wish I could get the knack for stamping,will try and try again,good luck for the show tomorrow ,as always you will give great demos., and lots of inspiration ,thank you

  27. Hi Julia
    Another wonderful card really beautiful and very informative instructions yet again thank you.
    Hope all goes well tomorrow looking forward to some of your demo's if you are allowed to get on with them!

  28. great card and I do like these colours together.Laura O

  29. Hi Julia, really love the colours of this card & love the idea of using the hearts to make the flowers. Looking forward to getting my hands on some of the new Spellbinders!

    Amy x

  30. Beautiful card Julia can't wait until your next show

  31. Hi Julia,
    Lovely pastel colours today, great background as per, lovely new dies, looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
    Have a lovely day tomorrow.

  32. Love the background of this card - very pretty. Good luck for tomorrow's shows Julia - I wonder if it will be Martyn....? X


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