Friday, 1 March 2013

Subtle Blue

Hi Bloggers.

A simple card today.

For the background, I simply ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations One World Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern (the join is hidden by the topper). I inked around the edges with Stormy Sky Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Elegant Ladies Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured her in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I used Blue Cotton and Blue Lace from the Soft Velvet Set, Umber from the Autumn Shades Set and Cosmic Tone from the Skin Tones Set. I cut her out using the second smallest size of the Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals dies and inked through the die with Stormy Sky.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 25 and inked through the die with Stormy Sky.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Cream Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Frosted Blue Dazzler.

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

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peak from my Wedding Shows on Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Julia,
    I love the blues in this card. The sentiment is brilliant. Happy Friday.

  2. Morning Julia
    Blue is the colour - what a fantastic card. The sentiment is fabulous darling......
    An now needing the Matt drawing inks.
    Amanda x

  3. Hi Julia what a stunning card love the ladies rubber stamp where can I buy this stamps Tracy w x


  4. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card . X

  5. Hi Julia, very pretty card, love the embossed pattern. Bx

  6. Just love this one, Julia, colours are fabulous! Have a great Friday and a good weekend - I'll be watching on Sunday :-)Hugs Annie

  7. Morning Julia wow a other stunning card i love this stamp set i may have to get it. Looking forward to sundays show. Take care xx

    Debs A

  8. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful, love the colour choice, and the sentiment is "fabulous"

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  9. Have loved all the cards with these stamps really classy

  10. Hi Julia. It may be a simple card to you but i absolutely love it.

    Looking forward to Sundays show.

    Val in Spain xxx

  11. Lovely card Julia looking forward to Sundays wedding show xx hazel

  12. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card with another lady great colours too.

  13. Morning Julia, Another lovely card today, lovely colours. I am looking forward to your Wedding Shows on Sunday.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Hi Julia, love the colours and the ladies you have been using lovely card Jean Z xx

  15. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and the blue is lovely
    very springlike also yesterday card didn't manage to
    check yesterday but had a peek this morning just great.
    Looking forward to Sunday you are spoiling us you on
    Sun. and Sue on Monday can't wait. Nancyd xx

  16. Great card so stunning .Melanie

  17. Hi Julia

    Indeed it is... fabulous

    June x

  18. Stunning card Julia. Colours are great.

  19. do like the simplicity of this card .Laura O

  20. Simple - maybe but really lovely again Julia.

  21. Hello Julia, A real stunner, love the fresh colour and the embossing, absolutely fabulous. Looking forward to the Wedding shows, we are in for a treat, you Sunday and Sue Monday.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. Hi Julia another fabulous ladies card and the blues you have used are lovely and fresh, looking forward to your shows on Sunday and hopefully 4days of sue next week!!! What more could we want! Lol love Lesley x

  23. Hi Julia, such a beautful card.I love this colour blue it's fresh looking. Look forward to seeing you on Sunday Sandra xx


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