Sunday 21 April 2013

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

I had a lovely day with Kathryn yesterday in sunny but windy Portsmouth.

Today's card is another sneaky peak from Tuesday's shows -

For the background, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with my anti-static bag and stamped the Wrought Iron Corner Pre Cut Stamp using Perfect Medium in the top right-hand corner. I added Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Bay Lustre Embossing Powder and heat set. I repeated the process in the bottom left-hand corner. I wiped away the excess mica with a dry wetwipe. I then ran the background through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Hyper Magical Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the corset which is from the Vintage Corset Pre Cut Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with the Arctic Bay Lustre Powder. Some of you may have this image already as it was on the very popular Vintage Lingerie A5 Stamp Set. However, this version is quite a bit larger than the original with the stamped image measuring approx 3" high and 2 1/2" wide. I cut the image out using scissors. I cut a piece of Aqua Silky Crush Ribbon in half lengthways and ruffled it along the base of the corset. I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Beaded Squares out of Pastel Green Card and inked through the die with Evergreen Bough.

I cut some Aqua Silky Crush Ribbon in half lengthways again and made 2 ribbon roses following Sue's Ribbon Flower Tutorial.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Wrought Iron Corner Stamp, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Arctic Bay Lustre. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio 3 and inked through the die with Evergreen Bough.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia , glad you had a good day with Kathryn , this card is absolutely stunning , just love it . Lol Lynne M x x x

  2. This is lovely, I do like those corners and the colour is stunning xx

  3. Lovely colour, stamps are stunning!

  4. Hi Julia. Great card. I love the wrought iron corner stamp, it is beautiful. Glad you had a nice day with Kathyrn. Take care.

  5. Hi Julia,

    A beautiful card and such a lovely colour. I think the colour would go well with pink. Glad you had a good day with Kathryn.

    Don't work too hard today getting ready for Tuesday's shows, put your feet up and just wing it on Tuesday :-)

    Best wishes,

    Mary x

  6. Morning Julia, another beautiful card at first it looked very
    Blue I thought you and Sue were at it again but then I see yours
    is more Aqua butI love them both. Hope you got your hug from Kathryn.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Laughing to myself about the larger corset, since I am on the large side myself, this one should suit me better! Love the colour scheme of this card, and making a mental note to watch your shows Julia. It would be nice if 'they' give you time to demo it.

  8. Morning Julia,
    Amazing I really like this whole concept - it really stands out from the crowd. The ribbon on the edge really finishes it off.
    Enjoy some sun today - not just prepping all day.
    Amanda x

  9. Good morning Julia,
    I love this card and the colors are fab. Looking forward to the shows this week.. Glad you enjoyed the day with your daughter...happy Sunday...


  10. Morning Julia,

    Pretty card. Love the colour of the embossing. X

  11. Hi Julia, another beautiful card, love that corner stamp, colour is superb. My want list is getting longer. Bx

  12. Hi Julia this card is beautiful I love the colour. I am pleased that you had a great day in Portsmouth it does get windy there but it was lovely to see the sun.

  13. Morning Julia, I love this card, the colourway is stunning, love it. I also love how you have done the ruffled ribbon at the bottom of the corset, truly beautiful.
    So glad you had a good day yesterday with Kathryn.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Hi Julia. Oh WOW, my favourite colour today. Love the corners. This is definitely one of my favourites in the top ten of your cards.
    Glad your day with Kathryn was lovely.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  15. Morning Julia,
    Very pretty card, love the background, and the ribbon under the corset gives a lovely finish.
    Pleased you had a good day in Portsmouth with Kathryn.

  16. Stunning card Julia love the colours xx hazel

  17. Love the gorgeous colour scheme xx

  18. Hi Julia,
    Love this card, the ribbon ruffle at the bottom of the corset. I love any shade of blue/green. The aqua is lovely.
    Glad you had a good day with Kathryn, the weather was glorious yesterday, it's nice to see the sun it makes us feel much better. Looking forward to the shows on Tuesday. Have a great day.
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

  19. Morning Julia Love the card, lovely colours, I am going to miss your shows on Tuesday unless I manage to fix my recorder!! I will be working on that today! So pleased you had a lovely day with Kathryn
    Hugs Annie x

  20. Morning Julia,
    Wowee such an exquisite card....I adore the colours and love how you have added the silk crush around the edge of the corset....very sexy! Lol! Oh and those roses are just gorgeous!! Roll on Tuesday!

    Love Sheila xx

  21. Hi Julia. Lovely card, especially the corner stamp and colour. SueL

  22. like the corner stamp used on this card .Laura O

  23. very sexy this one but I like it
    sue xx

  24. Hello Julia, Lovely card, love the colours and the flowers and corners are gorgeous, think I need the Beaded Square dies.
    Glad you had a lovely day with Kathryn, great that the sun was shining, we all need it. Will be watching the shows Tuesday.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  25. Love this card Julia. Janice x

  26. Hi Julia this is a lovely card and the colours are great. Might just have to get the corset stamp if its a lot bigger,and the corners look really good as well, I can see its going to cost me a few pennies on Tuesday!! Lol looking forward to it though. Love Lesley x

  27. Very nice card Julia love Jean Z xx

  28. I've never left a comment before, even though i've followed your blog for ages and I always watch your shows. But I just had to say what a beautiful card this is! I love your style and am amazed at your creative thinking, but somehow you always make me feel that I could achieve the same results. So thanks for your inspiration and I hope to leave more comments in the future. sarah (aka redfox!)

  29. Hi Julia
    Loving the card, gorgeous colour combo! The corner stamp is so pretty!...I NEED it!
    I have the corset stamp, (the smaller one) and love using it...must get some cosmic shimmer embossing powders as they give it a lovely pearly look.
    I've tried the ribbon ruffle with the red liner tape...but it can be a bit of a pain sometimes to get it to sit properly on the card!
    Boo Hoo! I'm going to miss the shows this week, and I'm not sure about next rota yet!
    Have a great day & thanks for sharing
    Lara xx

  30. Beautiful Julia, love the corset.

    Linda xxx

  31. Gorgeous card Julia; love the colours - I do have this stamp and it gets quite a lot of use, well worth having! Carole Z X

  32. Hia Julia, Pleased to hear you had a lovely day with your daughter. Right the card, It is oo la la. What a beautiful card, just love the colours. I have this stamp, and it is fab. I'm loving what you added to the bottom of the basque, finishes it off a treat. The ribbon roses look lovely. Only two more sleeps till your appearance on C&C, looking forward to that! Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

  33. Hi Julia
    What a lovely card I really like this one the background is beautiful, love the layout of this card too. Super card with a capital S.
    So pleased you had an enjoyable day yesterday.

  34. ooh Julia, it's gorgeous, love the colour too

  35. Hi Julia,
    What a lovely colour and the corner stamp is very useful I would think
    Regards Jackie D

  36. hello Julia,
    beautiful card, i like the colors you used. My son is doing music at Portsmouth uni. Were you down for just the day ? The wind on a sunny day can be dangerous, my eldest daughter burnt her legs on the beach just eating her lunch on Saturday.Hope you had a lovely day, won't be long before she will be home for the summer. looking forward to your shows this week, crafty hugs Julie-Ann x


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