Sunday, 28 April 2013

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Another of my favourites from last weeks shows and it features the Fishtail Frock and Wrought Iron Corner Stamps again which will hopefully both be back in stock in my Amazon Store during this week.

For the background, I simply ran a piece of Coconut White Card 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 Milled Lavender using Cut n Dry Foam.

For the panel borders, I stamped the Wrought Iron Corner using Milled Lavender.

I stamped the Fishtail Frock using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I used Clover and Summer Haze from the Soft Velvet set (I've been unable to order that for a while as it's currently out of stock at the warehouse). I used a little Cosmic Tone from the Skin Tones Set  for the top of the manequin. I cut it out with scissors and went around the edges with a black promarker to hide any white bits.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Wrought Iron Corner using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio 3 and inked through the die with Milled Lavender. I cut the side pieces off the die cut.

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

I'll post a sneak peak from this Tuesday's shows tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    This card is lovely. I like the border strip, very clever and a fantastic result.

  2. Hi Julia. Great card, I love the wrought iron corner stamp. Take care.

  3. Hi Julia
    Great card going to do this one for my friend she's mad on dressers thanks Tracy w x

  4. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, great way to use the boarder stamp.

  5. Hi Julia, really love this dress stamp, great card, lovely colours. Bx

  6. Morning Julia, Really loving this card, I love that corner stamp and how you have used it, and the fishtail dress is gorgeous. Really looking forward to your sneaky peek tomorrow.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. A lovely card as always Julia. Wish I had the energy to sort my posts out to go every day, but despite the good intentions I never get round to it

  8. Hi Julia. This is such a delightful card. I so love this dress stamp. Wish mine would hurry up and get here.

    This is the the second day of very heavy rain here and a lovely excuse to play in the craft room all day again.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  9. Morning Julia, Today's card is beautiful. The frock is where it should be, center stage. I love the corner stamp, it looks so effective the way you have used it on the panels. Love the colour too. Looking forward to your "sneaky peaks" and next weeks shows! Have a great Sunday. Crafty Hugs Debbie R xx

  10. Hi Julia,
    Another lovely card today. I love the wrought iron corner stamp it is very effective. Looking forward to the sneaky peeks and the shows next week.
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

  11. Lovely card Julia love the colours and that fishtail frock xx hazel

  12. A very elegant looking dress, I love the way you've used the corner stamp

    xx Sandra

  13. Morning Julia, I have not been on blogger for a while due to personal reasons, glad to be back.

    Lovely card, I love the colour choice and the border.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  14. Hi Julia love the card especially the wrought iron background looks great love Jean Z xx

  15. Luvly card and like the use of the corner stamp to make borders xx Gail T xx

  16. Morning Julia
    A very pretty card, centre stage is where this dress belongs it is fabulous just wish I could wear it..... the use of the corner to make a border is brilliant and I really like it, it means we get a two fer.
    Amanda x

  17. Lovely simple card, Julia, emphasising that gorgeous dress!
    Happy Sunday

  18. Morning Julia,
    Such a very elegant card the colour and that wonderful border strip with the corner stamp. I'm going to miss you your show o the 30th! Grrrrrrr! I'm going away for a few days and will have no internet please don't think I am ignoring your wonderful blog.

    Love Sheila xx

  19. Good morning. You and Sue have a matching theme again, lilac, simple but elegant. Look forward to seeing the shows.

  20. Hi Julia
    What a coincidence, I was just looking at this dress stamp in the project book, wondering if I could draw it...haven't tried yet! (don't think it will be a patch on this)
    Your card is very pretty, the colours are lovely and your backgrounds add that special touch!
    Looking forward to the sneak peek tomorrow and Yippee!! I'll be able to watch on Tuesday as it's my day off!
    Have a great day
    Lara xx


  21. Hi Julia,

    Lovely card. Like the panels they add more interest . X

  22. Hello Julia, Such a pretty card, that fishtail dress is gorgeous, love the soft colours and the border stamp. Looking forward to the sneak peep, I will be watching on Tuesday.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  23. Lovely card Julia. Love the delicate colours. Very pretty.

  24. Gorgeous card Julia. Love the stamp.

  25. Hi Julia, a beautiful card you and Sue have done it again
    both lilac cards love them both and what you done with the
    corner stamp is very creative.
    Nancyd xx

  26. Hi Julia. Lovely card again. Can't remember seeing this embossing folder, will go off now and have a good look at it. SueL

  27. love your background as usual.Beautiful card .Laura o

  28. Gorgeous background and love the beautiful dress.

    Linda xxx

  29. beautifully delicate card Julia, I love it

  30. Hi Julia this is a really great card and the colours are so soft and subtle. I'm so glad I got this dress stamp from you last weekits very glamorous and I shall be using it tomorrow for my sisters birthday card,I also like what you've done with the corner stamp. Looking forward to the sneak peek tomorrow love Lesley x


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