Tuesday, 12 February 2013


Hi Bloggers.

I'm going to be flitting around a bit with samples from the last few sets of shows as I delve into my box of unblogged samples.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I randomly stamped a butterfly from the Creative Expressions Natures Wonders Stamp Set using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and the ladybug from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Compassionate Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern and then inked around the edges with Forest Moss Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the main image from the stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Blue Watercress Blaze Embossing Powder from the Brights Set. I tore around the edges and then inked with Forest Moss.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Blue Watercress Blaze. I cut it out using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles and inked through the die with Forest Moss.

I pressed a Fancy Pearl Embellishment into Perfect Medium and then sprinkled the Blue Watercress Blaze Embossing Powder over it. I shook off the excess and heat set. I added it to a bow made from White Crochet Ribbon.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Julia,
    What a funky fun card to start my day. I love it. I will try the stamping and embossing technique. Stamping is still so new to me that I find I mess up cards from time to time, okay maybe every day. But when I look at your cards I am inspired to just keep trying. Thanks

  2. Great example of grunge. All that tearing is great fun!!

  3. Love this card Julia - what a great composition and colour scheme.

  4. Hi Julia great card love butterflies the colours are great

  5. Hi Julia, lovely colour combination, beautiful stamps, all work together for a stunning result. Bx

  6. Morning Julia
    What a super card liking the colour combo.
    Amanda x

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  8. Hi julia what a great card and the colours go really good together,I'm always afraid to tear thinking I'm going to ruin it or that it won't look right!! Lol looking forward to your shows next week love lesley xx

  9. Morning Julia! I do like the card today, it's so unusual and the blues are lovely

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  11. Mornig Julia, great card love tearing but usually keep it for the
    kids but it works for grown ups to it seems. Nancyd xx

  12. Hi Julia. Love todays card. Will be lovely to catch up with all your samples over the last two weeks whilst I was on holiday in the UK.

    Val in Spain xxx

  13. Hi Julia, what a lovely background and topper. I don't think I have seen these stamps before and they work so welll with the colours you have chosen regards Jackie D

  14. Morning Julia,]
    Lovely card great background as always.

  15. Like the card, but not sure about the topper, it looks too busy with all those lines behind it. Tearing it was a good idea, for a change though.

  16. Hello Julia, Lovely card, love the colours and background.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  17. Hi Julia, I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, I love the colours, love the die-cuts, love the embossing, love everything about this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hi Julia
    What a super card I love the colours. Pleased to know ypu will be on C & C before too long I'll be watching.

  19. Hi Julia,
    Great card. I love these stamps and embossing powders.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Joan B.


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