Wednesday 9 January 2013

You are one of Life's Treasures

Hi Bloggers.

Today's card is a revamp of one of Sue's cards that we made in a workshop maybe 3 years ago? Sometimes it's good to look back at techniques used in the past and have a go at them again especially ones that Sue has taught me - there have been so many!

Anyway, here's the card - 

For the main section with the flowers, I used a piece of Milk Card and stamped one of the small flowers from the Creative Expressions Whimsical Floral Stamp Set using Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge and Barn Door Distress Inks. I concentrated on the areas where I was going to put my large flowers but also stamped one or two in the blank spaces. I made sure all the Distress Ink was dry and then dusted all over with my anti-static bag. I then stamped 3 large flowers over the top of the stamped areas using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I then wiped a Forest Moss Distress Ink Pad over the whole area making sure it was well covered. Using a piece of kitchen roll I wiped off the excess ink. Where I embossed the large flowers the pattern underneath was left untouched as it had been encased in the clear embossing powder.

I repeated this process on a separate piece of Milk Card stamping 2 large flowers. I cut them out after using the Forest Moss on them and then went around the edges again with Forest Moss to hide any white bits. I popped Foam Pads on the back of these 2 flowers before adding them to my design.

For the bottom section, I ran a piece of mustard card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Chiaro Embossing Folder. I popped this on to some pale yellow card. I popped both sections onto some Milk Card and wrapped some Cream Crochet Ribbon around and added a bow.

I stamped the sentiment using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Tropic Moss Blaze Embossing Powder from the Brights Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles.

I assembled the card as shown - no PVA dots on this one for a change!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, very unusual card, like the idea, another one to add to my must try list. Bx

  2. Morning Julia,
    Not sure about this one I think for me the colours are just too strong, however, I do like the design.

  3. Julia, don't listen to the naysayers, its how you feel about it that counts. You don't need to be validated by anyone except yourself.
    BTW I love the flowers and the technique you used.
    See you tomorrow.

  4. Morning Julia, A very unusual card I like it maybe I would try
    A different flower in a different colour but it's quite effective.
    Nancy xx

  5. Very unusual Julia. I'll give it a try though.

  6. Morning Julia, Wow, wow, I love this card, the flowers and colours used are absolutely stunning, I love the technique you have used to get this creation, it is absolutely stunning. At first glance I thought the backing was black but after reading realise it is forest moss. I'm definitely going to try this one.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. You can use Black Soot too for the background - I was supposed to have Forest Moss on the show on Friday which is why I used it here. Chipped Sapphire would be good too. xx

  7. Hi Julia. This is a really unusual card for you and I love it. The flowers are so vibrant and love the use of the lace. I don't think the shimmer dots would go with it somehow.

    Val in Spain xxx

  8. Hi Julia
    I remember this class, was it really 3 years ago,heck doesn't time fly!! I shall have to dig out my samples from that day and have a go again as it really is very effective.
    hope all is well
    Jane x

  9. Love the design, just not keen on the colours, so I would change those. Thanks for the idea.


  10. Morning Julia,

    What a super card. Such striking card. Love the colours. X

  11. Hello Julia, A striking card, love the flowers, so vibrant, will be giving this technique a try, thank you for sharing.Looking forward to the shows on Friday.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  12. Hi julia I love this technique and I do remember seeing it done on c+c either by sue or it might have been Sheena douglas!! I must give it a try as its very effective.your card is lovely apart from the mustard card I'm not too keen on that colour but thanks for the reminder on this technique love lesley xx

  13. Morning Julia love the flowers and the sentiment xx hazel

  14. lovely bright card love the colours,Laura O

  15. Evening Julia lovely bright card I remember seeing so think like this card on c+c if not its still lovely your version thank you Tracy w xx


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