Saturday, 16 March 2013

Introducing ......

Hi Bloggers.

Today I'd like to introduce you to Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter. I have it on my shows for the Pick of the Week. It's extremely fine glitter - like dust. The more you rub it, the less it sheds. It feels very smooth and almost velvet-like (wish we had touch-a-vision!). Use it with Double Sided Adhesive Sheets. You can stamp on it, glitter die cuts, run through an embossing folder, stamp and emboss on it, use mica powders on it and alcohol pens. Very versatile. I'm hoping to be able to do a demo a day using it.

Here's today's card -

The background was made my putting a double sided self adhesive sheet on to a piece of card and then removing the other sticky layer. I lightly dusted the Leaves Mask with an anti-static bag and placed it on top of the sticky. I added Penny Copper Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter and rubbed it into the adhesive with my fingers. It's important that you do this rather than just tapping the glitter off as you get a better coverage this way. Once happy, I rubbed all the glitter off the mask and removed it from the adhesive. I then rubbed Golden Sand Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter into the gaps. I really rubbed it in - as I said the more you rub it - the less it sheds.

I stamped the Daisy Swirl  and the sentiment (from the Creative Expressions Singles Stamp of the same name) using Perfect Medium and embossed with Copper Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also inked the centre of the flower with Vintage Photo.

I made a flower using the backing die from Spellbinders Die D-Lites Medallion 7. I cut 3 in Milk and 3 in Rust Card. I spritzed each piece with water then scrunched it up. I opened them all out and then layered them on top of one another alternating the colour. I pierced the centre with a brad and then one by one scrunched them back up into the centre. I spritzed the flower with Copper Mica made up from the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics Mica Spray Set.

I pressed a Metal Corner into the Perfect Medium Ink Pad and added Cosmic Shimmer Copper Detail Embossing Powder. I tapped off the excess and heat set.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Pearl Swirl and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Dark Bronze around the edges.

My shows today are on Create & Craft at 8am, 1pm and 7pm. Hope you can join me.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia stunning card will be watching you today good luck Tracy w x

  2. Goodmorning Julia what a beautiful card loving these dies i like how you can still make large cards by using the small dies. Im going to the Harrigate craft show today but ive set the recorder to record all your shows as you are such a inspiration. Take care Julia. Xxx

    Debs Artliff

  3. What a lovely effect the coppery colours, it is beautiful. Can't wait to see your demos and the products I will be looking not touching at the moment, the budget is too thin alas! Thank you for your inspiration, Julia. Hugs Annie

  4. Julia,
    Thanks for dispatch ting my order. This card is fab. I saw it on the show yesterday and thought it was really outstanding especially the flower, what a cool idea. You are so clever. Will you carry the silk glitter in your store? Looking forward to watching you today...

  5. Just love the card lovely colours will be watching you today love Jean Z xx

  6. Lovely, just waiting for you to come on tv. Potw is great

  7. HI Julia. Beautiful card. Looking forward to watching you today.

    Val in Spain xxx

  8. Morning Julia,
    Good luck with the shows today.
    After seeing the glitters in the flesh i have succumbed and they are on their way, it is a shame that we do not have touchy telly, people need to feel this and then buy. Also gilding wax found its way into the basket. WIth you and Sue on the screens my credit card is in for a hammering i think...
    The card is fab really stands out from the crowd.
    Amanda x

  9. Morning Julia, Beautiful card, I love the colours. I am still sitting on my hands. really looking forward to your show's. Thanks for all your inspiration.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x


  10. Morning Julia,

    Am loving this card.

    Watching your show right at this minute.

    I bought the silk glitter at the farnborough show. So impressed. X

  11. Morning Julia, I'm watching you on tv whilst typing this, the polished silk glitter looks fantastic, ohhhh poor cleaner having to brush up all the glitter on the floor ha ha.
    Your card today is gorgeous, lovely background, gorgeous flowers (both stamped and 3-D).
    Wow, your hands are covered in the glitter, no wonder you 'wear' it for days ha ha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Hi Julia, this card is beautiful, budget did not extend to the glitters as well, but ordered some other stuff. Loving the shows. Bx

  13. stunning Julia the glitter looks really interesting, will be watching your shows today, won't be long now

  14. What a great card, I especially love the stamp and your flower from the medallion, how clever is that?
    Benn watching your 8am show and so pleased to have been picked out of the cup of chance! thank you so much xx

  15. Hello Julia, A stunning card, love the colours, wll you be selling the glitter in your shop? Missed your first show, will be watching at 1pm.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  16. Morning Julia,
    Thought this card was beautiful when Sue showed it on her show yesterday love the stamped flower and the colours you have used.
    Sorry I missed your first show today but will be watching later.

  17. Hi Julia. Lovely card, nice to see these metallic colours,especially the copper. Boy are they working you hard today. I am recording all the programmes so I can watch them at my leisure. Have fun. SueL

  18. Hi Julia
    Lovely card really like this idea. Enjoying the shows even though there are technical hitches!

  19. Hi julia, Stunning card. watched every show so far & loving all the demo's you and sue have done. Thought you were really brave doing the embossing powder on gilding flakes so pleased it worked going to have ago whilst i'm waiting for the next show! I know it sounds bad as i like sheena, but so glad you've got her shows today! have a great day debs :0)

  20. Lovely card Julia will be watching today xx hazel

  21. Great card Julia and I'm looking forward to the rest of your shows today and hoping the extra ones are going to be Spellbinders as well
    xx Sandra

  22. Hi Julia, just to say your shows were fab this morning especially as you had an extra hour added with little notice. Glad my email was read out because I am sure all the wilson and watts fans agree that the work and time you both put in to your demos and prep must be phenomenal and it is much appreciated! Good luck with the rest of the shows will be watching or recording as have a weekend off and I usually work every saturday night so am indulging in a meal out and spellbinders shows!!!!

  23. Hi Julia - absolutely love the card, havent been able to see a show yet - family emergency but every show is set to record so I can watch at my leisure and put all the demo's on to disc for future inspiration. Will have missed the extra show unfortunately but it may be repeated overnight so can catch it then - fingers crossed.

    Good luck for the rest of the week.

  24. Hi Julia I loved this card when I saw it on sues show the glitter looks great and what a wonderful flower,I will def be giving that a go with one of the previous medallions. I haven't made up my mind wether to get the potw as I got the whole of the first releases,so might just pick up a few of the individual sets.hope to see your shows today and next week too. Love Lesley x

  25. Good afternoon Julia
    Gorgeous card, love the colour scheme...and watching you creating this lovely flower at the moment.
    Loved the glitter demo earlier, must try it.
    Have to get back to watching your demo!

    Looking forward to more demos
    Have a great day
    Best wishes
    Lara xx

  26. great card Julia ,do like the look of these glitters.Laura O

  27. Hi Julia, a beautiful card love the colours have
    recorded all the shows but missed Sue's second one
    but hope to catch a repeat love the flower looking
    forward to your demo.
    Nancyd xx

  28. This is gorgeous! I love the Daisy Swirl. Please do a blog post on the card that was Martyn's favourite card ever today - I adore that one too! Thank you xx

  29. Hi Julia
    Just love this card - its my fave colours. Love all your other card too!!Your shows have been great taday - just about to watch the 7 pm. Hope you get a long lie tomorrow to get yourself ready for the rest of the week!
    Crafty Hugs x
    Cathie Craft

  30. Fantastic card I love the colours x

  31. Hi Julia fantastic card,I just watched all of your shows from today and say you making this card,love the flower all the shows were great,lots of tips and great fun to watch,you are a very talanted lady,so am looking forward to seeing you again tomoro Passys day for us

  32. Great card and lovely to see you on C&C today, watched or recorded most of your shows.

  33. Great card Julia . I really enjoyed your shows today, good fun and plenty of ideas. Thank you
    Carol E

  34. Hi Julia

    A fabulous card, I LOVE the flower and the colours

    June x

  35. Hi Julia,
    Stunning card, love the colours......oh I must get some of these glitters. Watch your show and love your beautiful cards. Will be watching in the coming week and looking forward to them.

    Love Sheila xx

  36. Hi Julia, just tuned into ur shows on c&c and didn't realise u had a blog lol. Anyways love ur cards and can't wait for my new dies to arrive

    Tracy Stitt
    From Scotland


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