Monday 4 March 2013

Two Hearts Joined as One

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for your emails to the studio yesterday and your comments here on my blog - always appreciated. Hayley had me nearly crying right before the 7pm show - she made me laugh so much! Glad you loved the Cosmic Shimmer Lustre embossing powders.

Quick and easy black and white card today. This was one of Sue's favourites from yesterday. Talking of Sue, don't forget to tune in for her 4 day deal starting at 8am.

The background is simply a piece of Coconut White Card run through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Exotic Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern.

I stamped the heart images from the Creative Expressions Wonderful Beginnings Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut them out with scissors and then went around the edges with a black promarker to hide any white bits.

I cut a Spellbinders Radiant Rectangle out of white card and at the emboss stage added the Exotic Embossing Folder.

I cut the gorgeous black mat using the 2 largest of the Radiant Rectangle dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with the clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Matting Basics A and then cut a black mat out using Matting Basics B.

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

Easy Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia what a stunning card I watch you yesterday and got some great ideas for a wedding card I have to do for my cousin thanks

  2. Morning Julia
    Love it
    Amanda x

  3. Hi Julia, wow, this card is superb. have not watched all of the shows yet, but have them on record. Got my book thank you. Bx

  4. Good morning Julia. Enjoyed both of the shows yesterday although pairing you with a twice divorced marriage cynic on a wedding show was hardly Create & Crafts finest choice!
    Well done for rising above it & the show with Hayley was lovely.
    Love seeing your amazing cards.

  5. Love this one really different but striking. Couldn't watch yesterday as weekend was hectic but will indulge later today. You and Sue on the same day and the house to myself absolute bliss!

  6. Gorgeous. Loved the shows Julia.

  7. Morning Julia,
    Sorry I missed your shows yesterday, hope they went well.
    Love your elegant card today.

  8. Morning Julia, Your shows yesterday were fantastic, I find Hayley is so funny. Your tips and techniques were fantastic, you make everything seem so easy.
    Your card today is gorgeous, lovely black and white, and you call it 'easy peasy', well maybe, until you get to the faux pearls, which I haven't tried yet, I really must !! ha ha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx
    PS I'm getting ready for Sue's shows now, yeah xx

  9. Julia,
    I am in Jersey so sorry I missed your show... This card is fab, so cute and fun.. Nice job.

  10. Hello Julia, Watched the shows, you did a great job, enjoyed the flower demo and the ebossing powders are fab. Todya's card is very elegant love the black and white.
    Off to watch Sue ow.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  11. Hi Julia. Watched yesterdays evening show. Fantastic. Saw you demo these stamps - beautiful.
    My e-mail actually went through this time(they usually don't) although sadly not picked out for one of your wonderful cards.Hey ho, maybe next time.

    Val in Spain xxx


  12. Hi Julia,
    Great card. So different. X

  13. Morning Julia

    I love black and white for cards and I think this one is so elegant

    June x

  14. Morning Julia, a great idea putting the stamps behind and making them look like a couple fantastic, not managed to
    watch any your shows yet but have them recorded for later.
    Nancyd xx

  15. Gorgeous card Julia, I managed to watch one show yesterday but have them both recorded to watch later

    Sue xx

  16. Lovely card Julia love black on white xx hazel

  17. Hi Julia
    Recorded the shows and was able to watch part of the evening one live totally agree with what Mrs Duck says well done you, loved the look on your face when you said I have been married once!
    I don't like black for cards but this super card is the exception to the rule it is fantastic I love it.

  18. Hi Julia I really like this card and if I ever have a wedding card to make the this would be it!! Only managed to catch 10 mins of your first show yesterday will be watching them later along with sues shows.looking forward to your potw next week and hope to see some sneak peeks from you soon!! Love Lesley x

  19. Hi Julia, Love the card and the shows had a good laugh made my day Jean Z xx

  20. another lovely card ,like these stamps.Laura O

  21. these heart stamps are lovely and a good alternitive to a bride and groom well done

  22. Hi Julia, this is a gorgeous card!..thanks for the

  23. Hi Julia, gorgeous these stamps and your shows were fab yesterday! Carole Z X

  24. I love the simplicity of black and white!


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