Tuesday, 22 January 2013

With Love

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your support yesterday. I was worried about getting there but the roads were fine and I had allowed myself plenty of time to get there. It was quite nice to have 2 shows quite close together in the afternoon.

Today's card was a demo in the 3pm show and I made it to show off some of the Pinks & Purples Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powders. Well, here there's actually 3 of the pink ones anyway.

As always, I'll start with the background. I spritzed a piece of Coconut White Card with Antique Rose Vintage Mister. I dried it with my heat tool (I'm too impatient to wait for it to air dry) and then placed the Ivy Border Mask across the top section. I inked over the top of the mask with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I moved the mask down the the middle of the background and inked again, then repeated in the bottom section. I then randomly stamped one of the flowers from the Creative Expressions Funky Floral Stamp Set using Victorian Velvet.

For the 3 large panels, I used one of the large scroll stamps from the stamp set. I dusted some Coconut White Card with my anti-static bag and stamped with Perfect Medium. I added Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Pink Aurora Embossing Powder (the one on the left) and heat set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Matting Basics B.

I stamped again and added Cosmic Shimmer Tropic Pink Blaze Embossing Powder (the one in the centre). Again I cut out using Matting Basics B trying to get it in roughly the same position.

Then I stamped and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Sunrise Pink Lustre Embossing Powder (the one on the right hand side) and cut out with Matting Basics B.

I stamped a heart from the same stamp set and embossed in each of the powders. I cut them out with scissors and popped one on top of each panel mixing them up. I cut a pink mat out for each panel using Matting Basics A.

The Funky Floral Stamp Set hasn't got any sentiments as such but it does have lots of single words in different fonts so you can make up your own sentiment. I like that. I placed the 'With' and 'Love' stamps on my block and stamped with Perfect Medium. I chose to emboss with the Sunrise Pink Lustre Powder. I cut it out with Matting Basics A and cut a pink mat out using Matting Basics B.

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

Just before I sign off today, I know some of you have been put off buying the Matting Basics Dies as, let's face it, they are a bit boring compared to many of the other Spellbinders dies. But, I have to say I find that I use them a lot especially A's and B's together as you get an 1/8" increment. Of course you can cut rectangles yourself but it's the embossed edge that really does it for me. And, there are a lot of yummy Card Creator dies coming out which build on the core (a fave Spellbinders term it seems) that the Matting Basics Sets give you. Just food for thought!

All for now. Let me know what you think of the Pinks & Purples Embossing Powders.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia great card this morning bi watched both shows snd recorded them as well. I love the colours you have used it looks better close up than on tv. I ordered the embossing powered cant wait for them to arrive as they look great on your samples. Take care Julia. Xxxx

    Debs A

  2. Hi Julia - beautiful card, I'm with you, I use the matting basics dies that I have a lot and am trying to build my collection. I had to record you yesterday as I was at work, but am looking forward to watching later! Carole Z X

  3. Morning Julia - I agree the matting basics are good sets to have i use mine loads it saves loads of time.
    Really enjoyed the shows the embossing powders sre on the list.

    Amanda x

  4. Hi Julia, loved the shows and all the cards, just wish they would give you more time for demo's. Love the embossing powders, on my wish list. Bx

    great card must try this one out thankyou tracy wx

  6. Missed the shows yesterday as I was working,may get to watch them if they are repeated at some point.

  7. Lovely card Julia, and interesting to read your take on the rectangle dies - I might rethink those. I agree with Bridget, the never give you enough time to demo.

  8. Great card Julia. The pinks are gorgeous.


  9. Hi Julia,

    Love the background. Not so sure about that shade of pink. X

  10. Morning Julia, So glad your journey to the Studio was incident-free, great shows yesterday, loved your demo's. Your card is beautiful, loving the scroll stamp and the embossing powders. I agree with you about the matting basics dies, they are next on my list.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Hi Julia. Loved yesterdays shows and all the wonderful demos.This card is so pretty. I love pink'girly cards so this hits the spot for me. I must admit there are so many dies that I want that the basic dies are way down on my list. However I did like the embossed edge that you showed us so they've moved up a few places.

    Val in Spain xxx

  12. Morning Julia,
    Only caught your first show yesterday, I do like the pink embossing powders but I must admit I do tend to stick to the basic colours will have to try and be bolder in my crafting.
    Love the design of your card.
    On the subject of the matting dies these are next on my must have I think they would be used a lot.
    Have a good day.

  13. Hi Julia I love this card and it really looks effective using 3 different shades of pink embossing powders.i agree with you about the matting basics,I've just received the new.5x7 card creator sets and made 2 cards already and the matting set made it so easy,it would've been a real pain trying to make a mat for all the layers!! Looking forward to your shows in 2 weeks love Lesley x

  14. Love the tryptch look. Great card layout.

  15. Morning Julia, love the layout and background of this card. Thanks for the demo's y/day, only got to see the 6pm show. Emma

  16. I agree abt the matting dies they r excellent lovely card might try this later thx

  17. Love the different shades of pink Julia and the layout

    xx Sandra

  18. Morning Julia. Stunning card today love colours of the new embossing powders
    Still on holiday must chdck them out when I get home. Sorry about errors
    on tablet and by time I notice them can't be bothered going away back.
    Nancyd xx

  19. Hi Julia, Firstly thank you for even going out to the studio in this weather. The shows were most interesting as always and despite what your mum says you can tell Martyn to be quiet anytime!! Actually he wasn't too bad yesterddy so perhaps he has taken the hint!! Regards Jackie D

  20. Morning Julia love this card loving the cosmic shimmer embossing powders such lovely colours, i need them lol. xx hazel

  21. Hello Julia, Pretty girlie card today, love the scroll stamps and the mix of colout. The embossing powders are on my wish list as are the matting basics after seeing your demo they will be so useful. Thank you for the great shows yesterday, like the way you keep Martyn is order, he was a bit quieter yesterday.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. lovely card ,didn't see your shows yesterday sadly.Do love your backgrounds.Laura O

  23. Hi Julia, Lovely card today, love the colours you have used and the stamps. I missed your show's and silly me forgot to record them, may get to see some repeats .

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  24. Hi Julia fantastic shows yerstday Julia I am only learning to stamp so your demos., were fantastic for me, you explain things so well and yes I suppose we all forget people are at different levels.The cosmic shimmer new powders are lush, and I am putting the matting dyes on my wish list as I have a problem with matting and layering ,thanks for the advice about buying both,.Julia your cards are stunning,thanks for all the inspiration

  25. Hi Julia, Loved your shows yesterday glad you've showed the demo card it's stunning.
    jenny x

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  28. Your cards are amazing can you please tell me which spellbinders die you used on your superb From the Heart card.
    I have know idea which rectangle dies they are.

    1. Please have a look at the the post for From the Heart card and you will see which dies were used. Julia.


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