Sunday 3 March 2013

Wedding Cake

Hi Bloggers.

Today's shows are on Create & Craft at 3pm (with Dawn) and 7pm (with Hayley). Hope you can join me and email in if poss as I would like to give away 2 cards in each hour.

Here's today's card. It's probably my favourite from this set.

For the background, I spritzed a piece of Coconut White Card with Cosmic Shimmer Angel Pearl Mister (just gorgeous for this kind of project!). I dried it with my heat tool and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Exotic Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern.

I stamped the image from the Creative Expressions Wedding Bliss Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Pearl Lustre Embossing Powder. I carefully cut it out with scissors. I cut the square motif out using the Spellbinders Asian Motifs die set. At the emboss stage I added the Couture Creations Walrus & Carpenter Embossing Folder.

I made 3 flowers using Spellbinders Blossom 5 - I'll show you how to make one in the 3pm show. I made 1 flower using the middle size die and 2 using the next smallest die. I added a Pearl Swirl instead of leaves.

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

I have been asked about my PVA dots and how I get them so even - well, I don't really. I usually start with them close together and they get further apart as I get to the next edge! Sometimes I squeeze in an extra one when I get close to an edge and wished I hadn't and sometimes I leave a big gap and wished I had added an extra one! But, if you guys think they look ok then there is hope for everyone. It really just takes practice. As for my layers of card to frame the card, well if, say, my card is 5" square, my first mat would be 1/4" bigger at 5 1/4". My next mat, where the dots sit, would be 1/2" bigger so would be 5 3/4" and my final mat would be 1/4" bigger at 6". That's just my way. Sue does her mats differently. Anyway, hope that's useful.

Hope you'll tune in later.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia beautiful card will be watching at 3 pm I need to do a wedding card Tracy w x

  2. Good morning Julia,
    This card is really beautiful. It would be such a wonderful greeting for a wedding. I love the theme approach to cards. Will you post all the wedding cards on the days to come on your blog, please. Thanks... Good luck on the shows.

  3. Morning julia what a beautiful card i love it. .i like the tone on tone cards they alwags look delicate. Looking forward to your shows today. Take Care xxx

    Debs A

  4. Beautiful card Julia, and I'll certainly be watching your show - I have that Blossom die, and I'd like some tips on how to get that flower.

  5. Morning Julia, Beautiful card I really love it, and the flowers are lovely. Will be watching live how lucky am I. Good luck with the show's (not that you need it). Wonder how long I will be able to sit on me hands ha ha.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  6. Morning Julia,
    A beautiful wedding card elegant ans classy. Hope your shows go well.

  7. Hi Julia, what a beautiful wedding card, looking forward to the show, got it on record, as doing a craft room move around and tidy, but TV may be in in time :-). Bx

  8. Morning Julia

    Stunning card I adore white on white cards they always look so elegant.

    Got the shows scheduled for recording... have found out now that I can record the whole series so need never miss another one!!!

    Sue xxx

  9. Morning Julia, So looking forward to your shows today, have already got them due to record, will miss the 3pm show live as have a linedance social for 3 hours this afternoon, but the recording will be on as soon as I'm back in, yippeeeee, will be watching the 7pm live (and also recording).
    I adore this card, love the wedding cake, love the background, and can't wait to see how you do the flowers as I already have this die, and I so love your Blossom 5 flowers.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Morning Julia,
    I'll be watching today with my mother in law, we lovr c&c and your cards look lovely. I''ll be emailing in for sure :) x

  11. Hi Julia
    Oh what an absolutely beautiful card love simply everything about it. The shows will be recorded as usual and of course I'll be watching too hope all goes well.
    Don't run yourself into the ground, do make sure you get some 'Julia time' and put your feet up and have a little rest.

  12. WOW Julia this is stunning, I love it. Will be tuned in today

  13. Morning Julia
    Good luck with the shows today will be tuning in.
    This card is simply stunning, it is also very elegant.
    Amanda x

  14. Lovely card Julia will be watching your shows today xx hazel

  15. Julia, as for postage don't know if you are aware that there is a big price hike from royal mail from 2nd April. xx hazel

  16. Hi Julia this is another lovely wedding card and the flowers are wonderful,I did give them a go when I first got the dies but they didn't look very good!! Lol so maybe a refresh on how you do them might help. As for your message about postage why don't you consider sending card by 2nd class I'm sure most people wouldnt mind waiting a couple of days longer I know I wouldn't as I don't like to think I'm costing you money. Love Lesley x

  17. Hello Julia, An elegant wedding card, I love tone on tone, the embossing is so effective and the floweres divine. Will be watching the shows and can't wait to see the flower demo.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Hi Julia, a beautiful card love white on white so elegant
    loved yesterdays card too but my post wouldn't send was
    having problems with laptop. Nancyd xx

  19. A lovely card, Julia. Simple and elegant, says it all.
    I am standing by for 3 o'clock! Love Annie


  20. Hi Julia.

    Lovely card. Really like the embossing powder . X

  21. Lovely card Julia. I am recording the shows today to watch in the week. Have a wedding coming up myself so looking for some inspiration, which I'm sure you will give me.

  22. great card love the white cards,so elegant.Laura O

  23. Enjoyed your shows today Julia (or rather yesterday). Love the stamps and the samples you made from with them.
    White on white always looks so elegant. Unfortunately I opened my big mouth and when asked to make two wedding cards I asked what the colour scheme was. Wish I hadn't - cream and green!! Nearly lost my mojo over that, had to go away and read a book instead and then come back to it. Could have done with your ideas a few days earlier, but will remember for the future - age permitting, of course.


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