Friday, 22 March 2013

For You

Hi Bloggers.

One for the guys today -

For the background, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with an anti static bag, inked the Chicken Wire Mask with Perfect Medium and popped it on top of the card. I ran it through the Grand Calibur with the embossing sandwich. The Perfect medium transfers to the debossed pattern. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Silver Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.

I stamped the Gothic Gateway stamp using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I cut it out using Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels 4 and inked through the die with Pumice Stone using Cut n Dry Foam. As you can see, I did not use the whole die.

I cut the Spellbinders Die  D-Lite Bonsai Tree out of Black Card, removed it from the die, dusted it with my anti static bag, popped it back in the die, inked through the die with perfect medium, removed it from the die and then dusted with Pewter Grey Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Golden Winter Mica Spray Set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Everyday Expressions Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with the Silver Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Die D-Lites Petite Labels 1 and inked through the die with Pumice Stone.

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

Last Pick of the Week show today at 9am. Hope you can join me.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. lovely card for the men Julia ,love the tree die

  2. Love the new dies Julia, have been out of touch this week in hospital, so really nice to be back home - really annoyed I missed the launch of all the new goodies.

  3. Mornong Julia,
    What a great way to get a fab background will give this ago, its something a bit different.
    This card really draws you in and makes you want to explore beyond the gate or even climb the wall to see whats behind. I love it.
    Nearly there with your marathon run of shows, they have been fab and really informative.
    Enjoy a rest at the weekend,
    Amanda xx

  4. Hi Julia great card will try the fab background good male card Tracy w x

  5. Hi Julia, I love this card, I watched you demonstrate this card and loved it, really good for men. Hope your last show goes well, and you get a rest this weekend.
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

  6. Good morning Julia,
    You must be so tired from all your fantastic shows. Yesterday I made a background that I thought turned out looking not so great, but thought Julia said, step,away and use it. Well I did just that and when everything was layered up, it looked good. Thanks for the tip. You are such a sage crafter. Thanks. I will see you at 9,

  7. Hi Julia, this card is fabulous, love the bonsai tree die. The shows have been fantastic, hope you can get some rest now. Bx

  8. Gorgeous card Julia - congrats on your show on Tuesday - loved how you created the background for the giveaway.

  9. Hi Julia, great man's card , love the background effect. Lol Lynne M x x

  10. Morning Julia, this is lovely, simple but full and the colours are good together. Love the deboss silver. Have a day off today so see you at 9 although I am watching you now so this must be a repeat - a bonus for me! Crafty hugs Annie

  11. Morning Julia, Loved all the shows yesterday, no wonder you were saying you were tired, the amount of shows you have done this week. This card is fantastic, I love it, love the gothic gateway, love the and I adore the bonsai tree. Last show this morning, get some rest afterwards, hopefully.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Hi Julia. Beautiful caard today. The bonsai tree is so striking. Have so loved all the shows. i bet you'll be glad when they end so you can put your feet up.

    Val in Spain xxx

  13. Lovely card julia - i do love your backgrounds x

  14. Great atmospheric card today, I'm liking your shows because as I said the other day... You tell it like it is. You've been in the same place when we cut into the wrong mat and start worrying about it etc. You are right it is still workable and craft is for pleasure not another disaster. Thanks Julia. Mabex

  15. Hi Julia loved this card when I seem you demo it,the colours make it a good card for the men.only using half the die for the archway is a great idea.hope you get a rest at the weekend and thanks for all your tips and inspiration this week!! Love Lesley x

  16. Lovely dramatic card.Will watch the last show & will be sad to have them end but you need the break after such hard graft this week. Please know that its all been appreciated. Thank you.


  17. Morning Julia,

    Liking the card very much.

    Thank you for the demos and energy you give in the making of the shows. X

  18. Well Julia I'm not surprised you are shattered after all the hours you have done....but oh it's been fabulous seeing you make all the cards, I've truly enjoyed every show and found out how to do so many things through you. Well done!!
    Love the card today, I'm always stuck when it comes to a man's card and this is just great.

    Love Sheila xx

  19. Morning Julia,
    I think you will need a long rest this weekend, you have worked so hard on your shows well done. You have given so many tips and so much inspiration thank you. Great card today.

  20. Love the card Julia especially the background and cutting the die in half is inspirational well done for all the hours you have put in you deserve a well earned rest Love Jean Z xx

  21. Great card Julia. Must have a go doing my own backgrounds. Have a well earned rest, you've worked so hard and deserve it. xx

  22. Hi Julia. Lovely card, may do something similar for my son's birthday next week. Just hope my bonsai tree die arrives soon. SueL

  23. Morning Julia, a great card another one for the guys as is Sue's
    this morning you both are really very inspirational we just
    love you. Nancyd xx

  24. Morning Julia

    Stunning card. That background is fabulous

    I have loved the shows for the pick of the week, still waiting for mine to be delivered but have loads of ideas thanks to your shows
    Sue xx

  25. Morning Julia

    I like this card, it's spot on for a male card

    June x

  26. Lovely card Julia think you are changing my mind about the bonsai tree i'm beginning to like it xx hazel

  27. A week of amazing demos Julia, thanks for all the hard work that went into your shows.
    Really like this card and I'm waiting for my bonsai tree die to be delivered
    xx Sandra

  28. Great week of demo's Julia, lovely card today.

  29. love this tree.enjoyed your demos all week.Laura O

  30. Great guy card Julia. Looking forward to watching the shows and getting more inspiration.

  31. Hi Julia
    Great guy's card today, love it!
    Many many thanks for sharing all your tips and has been great to try them out!

    I've try out the glittered background, though my glitter is a bit on the rough side.
    I haven't been able to order the wax paper at present so have substitute it with clean liner bags from cereal packs, can't believe how easy it was to remove the intricate die cuts...wish I'd known before Christmas!

    Many thanks for the sunshine on yesterday's card, I'm not a fan of yellow on clothing, but it was gorgeous on the daffodil card, just the right shade!!

    Unfortunately missed this morning's show...Hope you had a great time, you've have earned a well deserved rest!!

    Lara xx

  32. Hi Julia, stunning cards as always,your shows this week were fantastic,all the lovely demos., and the fun with the presenters,you must be exausted

  33. Hi Julia
    What a super card and different too. You did a super job on C & C do have a well earned rest now and put your feet up. Have a restful weekend at least.

  34. Good afternoon Julia, well that's you done now at C&C, for now anyway, you deserve a nice holiday! All the shows were amazing and inspirational to all us crafter's! The card today is defiantly one for the boy's! I do love the tree die and I'm yet to try the new glitter that you have used on the background, it's next on my list of must haves! Have a great break and can't wait to see you again on C&C for more of your lovely card demo's! Crafty hugs Debbie xx

  35. Great card, really enjoyed watching all the pick of the week shows. Love
    Jean x

  36. I just want to congratulate you on all your show. You worked so hard and did some lovely demonstrations.

  37. Hi Julia I have enjoyed your shows over the last week, thank you for all the inspiration and hard work. Must say though I am not very keen on the bonsai die. Like all the others though
    Carol E

  38. Hi Julia, lovely shows, well done, and what a lovely card, the stamp just goes so well, xxx

  39. Lovely card Julia, I really enjoyed your shows this week..hand to record some because of work, but have played 'catchup' - Carole Z X


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