Saturday, 26 January 2013

You hold the Key

Hi Bloggers.

Hopefully, snow permitting, I'm off to see Kathryn for the day today. For those of you who asked or missed the link last week, here's the link to see all of the new Spellbinders dies due in shops at the end of February/beginning of March here.

Here's today's card -

The background is simply a piece of Coconut White Card popped through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Lattice Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. For a change, I rounded off the corners with a corner rounder punch.

I stamped the heart 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 using scissors and went around the edge with a black marker pen to hide any white bits. For the concertina backing, I cut 2 of the largest Spellbinders Stately Circles out of Burgundy Card. Then I scored across the circles. I scored from every peak in the design across to every recess in the design. I made a cut along one of the score lines to the centre and then concertina folded. I repeated this with the other circle and then glued the 2 together and popped the stamped heart on top.

You can see the dimension this gives a bit better with this photo -

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Matting Basics B and made a mat out of Burgundy card using Matting Basics A.

I tied a bow using Red Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon and added a Black Dazzler. I coloured a Key Charm with a Black Promarker and glued it below the bow using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

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

Just a reminder that Sam Poole is on Create & Craft at 10am and 4pm with her new Sherlock Holmes Stamp Set and lots of other goodies.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi JUILA
    From a snowing Doncaster it look like i will be crafting all day again so thankyou for the card idea today it look stunning like what you have done with the concertina circle will have to try this out tracy w x

  2. Morning Julie from a snowy Barnsley im like tracy looks like its a day of crafting as we are snowed in. Now back to your card i just love it. I like the rosette thats youve done it really stands out and wiyh havi g a key one it it can be for either a 18th or a 21st birthday. I will be watching sams shows today cos i do like the stamps the sam brings us. Take care julia hope youre not snowed in. Xxx

    Debs Artliff

  3. Hi Julia, what a stunning card, love the rosette and the colour combo. Hope you get to see Kathryn. From a very wet Southampton. Lol Lynne M

  4. Beautiful card this morning Julia - I love it. I can't visit Sue's site today, there is a warning of Malware infection on it. I've written to her to tell her, in case she isn't aware of it.

  5. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card today love the rosette.Hope you get to visit Kathryn.

  6. Hi Julia, lovely card, that rosette looks perfect with the black heart on top. Enjoy your day with Kathryn. Hope she is getting on ok. Bx

  7. Morning Julia,
    WOW what an amazing card - really liking the rosette gives some good dimension.
    Enjoy the day with Kathryn.
    Amanda x

  8. Beautiful!!! Absolutely stunning. I might have to borrow your idea for valentine card to my other half ;-)

  9. lovely card ,love the concertina circle it's fab.Laura O

  10. Hello Julia, Beautiful card, love the concertina circle and the rich colour. Safe journey to see Kathryn. Off to watch Sam now.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  11. Stunning card Julia saw this one on c&c love everything about it. xx hazel

  12. Morning Julia, Just finished watching Sam's demo's, brilliant.
    I hope you manage to get to see Kathryn today, we got more snow yesterday, it never stopped all afternoon, evening and night, but I think it has gone warmer, so hopefully it will thaw a bit.
    Your card is gorgeous, loving the warm, rich colours and the concertina centrepiece is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Morning Julia

    Love the card today, its gorgeous. Hope you get to see Kathryn and have a good time

    Sue xx

  14. Hi Julia, love the card hope I get something like that for Valentines day! probably have to make it myself! Hope you get to see Kathryn have a lovely day.
    Jenny x

  15. Hi Julia this is lovely card and very suitable for valentines but with a different sentiment could be for an 18th or 21st so it's very versatile!! I taped SAMs show earlier and am looking forward to watching it as I really like her stamp sets and have most of them!! Hope you have a lovely day with Kathryn and don't get too disrupted with the weather,we have been really lucky herein central London no snow or rain my kids aren't happy though!! Lol love Lesley x

  16. Hi Julia, this is such a lovely card..beautiful. I had to record Sam this morning, but home now and ready for her next one! Carole Z, X

  17. Hi Julia, hope you have a great day with Kathryn. Love your colours and that rosette is great.

    Wilma x x x

  18. hi Julia
    Wow what a simply super card absolutely beautiful and with your great instructions who could resist having a go, thank you yet again.


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