Tuesday 23 April 2013

Have a Beautiful Day

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows on Create & Craft today at 10am (with Dean) and 3pm (with Joanne). Hope you can join me and email in if you can.

I've already shown you the embossing powders on the show in Saturday's Post, today I'm sharing another card made with the Fishtail Frock Stamp. I can't demo this one as the Soft Velvet Matt Drawing Ink Set isn't on the show. However, this is one of my favourite cards from the show so I thought I'd share it with you today.

For the background, I laid the Delicate Border Mask along some Coconut White Card and inked around it with Stormy Sky Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I repeated this twice more.

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 Blue Lace and Blue Cotton from the Soft Velvet Set and a little Cosmic Tone from the Skin Tones Set. I cut it out using scissors and went around the edges with a Black Promarker to hide any white bits. I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Beaded Squares. After embossing, I left the card in the die, covered the exposed card on the circles around the edges with removable tape and stamped the Justrite Fleur de Lis Background Stamp through the die using Stormy Sky. I removed the tape and any excess ink from the die and blotted the stamped area dry with some kitchen roll and then inked through the die with Stormy Sky.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Vintage Corset Stamp 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 Stormy Sky.

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

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges. I added some White Pearls in 2 of the corners.

Hope to see you later.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, another stunner . Wish I had the figure for that dress!!!!! . Will make sure I tune in for your shows . Lol Lynne M x x

  2. Morning Julia,
    A super card I really like these ladies good for lots of occasions. Unfortunately I will not be able to tune in later as work is going to get in the way - I will be with you in spirit though - have a great time.
    Amanda x

  3. Hi Julia. A lovely card, these ladies are great aren't they. Hope you enjoy the shows. Take care.

  4. Hi Julia great card I have this stamp can not wait to use it thank you for the great ideas Tracy w x

  5. Just stunning, love this card, will be watching your shows for more great ideas xx

  6. Good morning Julia,
    I love this card it is rather sophisticated. Looking forward to your shows today...hope you have fun doing them...

  7. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card!
    I'm looking forward to your shows today - Have fun with them.
    Mary x

  8. Hi Julia,
    lovely card - never thought of inking up whilst still in the die but must give this a go.
    Your shows all set to record - just in case I miss a bit.

  9. Hi Julia, my favourite dress stamp, now just to get it. Looking forward to the shows. Bx

  10. Morning Julia, Another beautiful card, with those gorgeous dresses, lovely colours, and I adore the lacy background mask, it is truly beautiful.
    Will be recording both shows, watching aswell the 10am but will have to catch up with the 3pm one when I get in, looking forward to them.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Absolutely lovely so feminine!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather Rogers xx

  12. Morning Julia, another beautiful card today although I have to say I that I have fallen in love with the red dazzlers. I hope you have a beautiful day too, enjoy your shows, I will be able to tune into the 3pm show as I will be home form work by then.

  13. Morning Julia, Wow this card is stunning. I just love the Frock, it is a dress to die for, and many pennies to pay for too. Will you be stocking the Delicate Border mask in your store? Will have to get it, I just love, love it. This would look great in any colour as the stamp does it all. Looking forward to today's show's, am I going to spend a fortune, probably!! You are on with one of my favorite presenters, Dean he does make me laugh. Have a really fun day and don't work to hard, how can crafting be hard work silly me! Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

  14. Good morning Julia and everyone,

    I do prefer the dress to the corset and the colour scheme on this card is lovely.
    Looking forward to the 10am show but sadly may miss the 3pm as lunching out with friends & these things tend to last longer than you planned lol.
    Hope the shows in well.

  15. Morning Julia

    Stunning card and I love the beaded square die, I have the beaded circles and ovals and I had forgotten how good they look. Love that dress

    Have fun with Dean, I wont be watching live but have my recorder set up

    Sue x

  16. another nice card ,the beaded square die is great.Laura O

  17. Hi Julia,
    Another stunning card, much prefer the dress stamps to the corsets.
    Hope your shows go well.

  18. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. Just love the dress. Looking forward to todays shows. Love you and Dean together - a magical team.
    Have a great day.

    Love Val in Spain xxx


  19. Morning Julia,

    Very elegant card. Love the colours. X

  20. Morning Julia,
    Good luck for your shows (not that you need it) you are always fab!
    I will be emailing in some support for you !
    Love today's card, I like all those dress ones!
    Crafty hugs,
    Sandra xx

  21. Morning Julia, I don't understand why you couldn't use this card in a demo. Lots of demonstrators use a topper that is printed or pre-prepared, surely you could say that this image could be coloured in anyone's preferred method?

  22. gorgeous card today Julia, looking forward to todays shows

  23. Hi Julia,
    Wonderful card today and hope your day is as beautiful as your card. I'll be watching and learning more from you. Have fun with Dean and the lovely Joanne.

    Love Sheila xx

  24. Stunning Julie have great shows .Melanie

  25. Morning Julia, just got in and turned on C&C and there
    your were with Nigel hope you got a bit of pizza or the
    the waffles, well back to your blog a beautiful card very
    elegant and love the colours.
    Nancyd xx

  26. Another stunner Julia, will be watching your shows today

    xx Sandra

  27. A lovely card Julia, will only see a little of the 10 am show but hopefully will catch the 3 pm one

  28. Hi Julia, Just dashing off to the dentist so have had to set the sky box to record your 10am show. Please don't sell everything out. Have fun. SueL

  29. Hi Julia love the card and will be watching you today love Jean Z xx

  30. A very pretty card Julia. Love the dress.
    Set my TV to record and looking forward to seeing the shows soon.

  31. Hello Julia, A beautiful card, loving those lady stamps. Watched the 10am show, you and Dean make a great team, thanks for the demo on stamping the background in the die, that fleur de li stamp is gorgeous. Have fun today.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  32. Hi Julia what a lovely card and done in great colours too,I'm really liking the beaded dies you've been using but I don't think I'm going to get them as I have so many dies that I've hardly used!! I might get the dress stamp though as its very versatile.looking forward to watching your shows tonight. Love Lesley x

  33. Hi Julia
    I really love the colours and layout of this card the background is super.
    Do hope all goes well for your shows today have them set to record.

  34. Lovely card Julia... have just got in and am sitting resting watching you now... xxx

  35. Luv the colours - it has a fresh look to it xx like the tip about stamping into the die cut xx GailT xx

  36. Oh so elegant, Julia, and the background stamps are lovely. Missed both shows because at work... So many shows are repeated but it seems never yours or Sue's but maybe they will and I'll get lucky!
    Hugs Annie

  37. HI Julia managed to watch most of both shows and enjoyed the. The triangle corners were good


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