Sunday 24 March 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I placed the Knitted Mask at a jaunty angle onto some Coconut White Card and spritzed with Purple Violet from the Cosmic Shimmer Breeze Blush Acrylic Misting Inks Set.

I stamped the Perfect Poppy Single Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer White Detail Embossing Powder. I also stamped the sentiment which comes with the poppy again using the Perfect Medium and embossed with the white powder. I cut it out using Spellbinder 5 x 7 Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I cut a mat out again using the Matting Basics B.

I popped some Double Sided Adhesive onto some card and die cut Spellbinders Die D-Lites Medallion 8. I did not use the little centre circle die. I peeled off the baking. I added Vintage Violet Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter. I really rubbed it in to make sure that the fine glitter really covered the surface. The more you rub, the less it will shed. I added a Medium Circle Dazzler.

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

For those of you who have asked, I have ordered some Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter for my Amazon Store. I have also ordered some Gilding Flakes and some Gilding Wax. Hopefully they will be here after Easter.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Love the card Julia, I must have missed the knitted mask, but I've been in hospital, so perhaps it came out when I was 'incarcerated'.

  2. Hi Julia, a lovely soft card . Hope you're getting some rest after all your great potw shows . Lol Lynne M x x

  3. lovely card I saw this one being made on the show.I do like using glitter but can't bare to be covered in the stuff

  4. Good morning Julia another beautiful card i love it. Its so fresh looking it makes you think that spring is coming. Even though we are all snowed in. Take care Julia xx

    Debs A

  5. Good morning Julia,
    This card is so lovely. I am excited that you will soon have the glitters and the glues too for the glitters and gilding flakes. Thank you... I too hope you have enjoyed a restful easy weekend. Miss you on TV, however. Cheers


  6. Morning Julia,

    Really pretty card. X

  7. What a lovely card, The medallion dies and the flower stamps are great. Thank you for your great ideas in how to use them. Hope that you are enjoying a break, xx

  8. Hi Julia. Sucha pretty card. Love the way you've done the white poppy. Hope you're having a restful Sunday.

    Val in Spain xxx

  9. Loved this one when you demoed it love the colours!

  10. Another lovely card Julia. Thanks again for your hard work last week. Enjoy the break.

  11. Beautiful Julia, i think i saw you make this on tv . Have a rest now !
    Crafty hugs Rachel x

  12. Morning Julia, Beautiful card, really soft and pretty colours, loving the poppy stamp. Hope you are managing some R&R today.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. I love this poppy stamp Julia, very nice colours
    xx Sandra

  14. Hi Julia,lovely card i love the whole card so pleasing to look at love Jean Z xx

  15. Morning Julia,
    I hope yesturday was a success. I NEED this poppy stamp. The card is fabulous love the colours.
    I already have my glitter and wax but i am so glad that people want to purchase it, as it is a super product.
    Amanda x

  16. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, love the white embossed poppy and a great background as always. Hope you had a good day yesterday.

  17. Good morning Julia
    What a beautiful card design and colours are absolutely wonderful. Hope you had a good day yesterday, and that you will get some rest today you have earned some and no mistake.
    Take care if you are out and about, we have lots of snow up here in Cumbria so I am having a days crafting with intervals of watching Sue on C & C!

  18. Good snowy morning Julia, I watched C&C when you made this card and thought it was stunning then, its even better seeing on here! I bought two packs of the gilding wax and they are amazing I've gone OTT and used them on everything! I must have some more of the different shades! I can't wait to watch the show's on C&C with Sue and no doubt you will be too! Hugs Debbie Ravenhill x

  19. Lovely card Julia love the colours and the detail on the poppy xx hazel

  20. Morning Julia

    Beautiful card. I really love your backgrounds

    Sue xx

  21. Love this card,it has gorgeous colours and techniques used in it. Look forward to seeing you at Alexandria Palace. Love Helen

  22. Absolutely the colours and techniques you used on this card Julia. Will watch out for the Cosmic silk glitters after Easter and have my order ready. My Blush card arrived yesterday from you and it's gorgeous, many thanks for a great service during a very busy week for you.

    Love Sheila xx

  23. Hi Julie,
    What a beautiful card, love it. Any chance that you can add the vintage car card you did on c&c I have afew mens birthdays coming up and I loved that card to. Jill

    1. I made 2 with the car - which one do you mean?

  24. Hi Julia, another gorgeous card today. Have a lovely day. We are lucky in Manchester, no snow and some sunshine.
    Crafty Hugs. Carol Healy

  25. great card again,like this stamp.Laura O

  26. Good afternoon Julia, another fantastic card, I so love your background work, such a great idea as you always have matching papers!
    Stay warm and safe today,
    Sandra Riley xx

  27. Gorgeous card Julia, very fresh, I love it
    Have a great day

  28. Hi Julia loved this card when you demoed it last week,the medallion looks great done with the silk glitter. I am so glad you are going to stock the glitters and flakes as I'm not sure if I'm going to get to Ally Pally in April. Hope you enjoy a little rest now after all your hard work last week!! Love Lesley x

  29. Hi Julia
    Love this card!
    Great colour your unique fact, what's not to like about every element you've put together so nicely!!
    Enjoy the rest!

    Lara xx

  30. Hi julia, a great card have just got the medalions dies
    so will try this one later love the colours too.
    Nancyd xx

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  32. Hi Julia,
    With ref to my early question about the vintage car,
    it was the one with striped ribbon but just tied in a knot which I thought was a good idea.
    Thank you.

  33. A lovely card Julia, very soft in colour, the medallion brings an eye catching point to it...


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