Sunday 17 February 2013

You Mean the World to Me

Hi Bloggers.

A lovely sentiment on today's card.

I used a piece of Foundations Argyle Paper for the background but I changed it a little by randomly stamping a little of the Bubbles A6 stamp (with the stamp in my hand) with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Classic Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 28 and inked through the die with Black Soot using Cut n Dry Foam. I cut the next size up of Labels 28 out of Black Card.

I tied a knot in 3 short lengths of Black/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. I added a couple of keys to the bottom one.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia not sure about this one for me i like bright cards but its a lovely card if you like dark ones thanks for the ideas you give us tracy w x

  2. Hi Julia, I like this card , very suitable for the men in our lives. Have a good time at the NEC . Lol Lynne M x x

  3. Morning julia youve done it again what agreat card for the men i love it its somthing differant. I like how you have inked it in black.
    Tske Care Julia

    Debs Artliff

  4. Julia,
    I really like the knots instead of bows, very cool idea. The stamping on top of a patterned paper is also very cool. You are so very clever.

  5. Great man card, methinks, and could still be jazzed up with other colours too.


  6. Hi Julia,

    Am loving this card. Nothing fussy. X

  7. Hi Julia, brilliant card, love the grosgrain ribbon knots. Bx

  8. Great card for the guys. Excellent.

  9. Hi Julia
    Super card - really simple yet effective. A good mans card but change of colour and good for a lady. Liking the knots.
    Amanda x

  10. Love the bubbles in the background

  11. Lovely card Julia love the background paper and the sentiment. Great card for a male x xhazel

  12. Morning Julia,
    Love your bubbles on the background paper livens it up. Great mans card.

  13. Hi Julia
    What a great card, love it and best of all I have labels 28 so I am off to have a go thanks to your excellent instructions as always. So pleased you have some shows on C & C before too long.

  14. Hi Julia love the card, great for men and I like the way you have done the background. Sandra x

  15. Great card, Julia. Fab all-rounder by changing colour scheme -I love it!
    Hugs Annie

  16. Hi Julia another great mans card which if you we're to change the colours would do for a lady,the knots are a great touch too. Have a good time at nec and I look forward to your shows on c&c love Lesley x

  17. Hi Julia, as everyone said a great card for all the guys
    in your life love that background paper.
    Nancyd xx

  18. Hi Julia...great card for men again, I also like the knots instead of bows..Very effective.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  19. Great card . Simple but really grabs the eye x


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