Tuesday 7 May 2013


Hi Bloggers.

Hope you had a good Bank Holiday. I spent the weekend prepping for my Pick of the Day on 21st May. As usual, didn't get as much done as I wanted to!

Here's today's card -

For the background, I inked through the Moroccan Mask with Dusty Concord Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I moved the mask so I could cover the whole area. Then, with the stamp in my hand, I stamped the Ledger Stamp using Dusty Concord and then the Rose Background using Victorian Velvet. I made sure the ink was dry and then inked around the edges with Dusty Concord.

I stamped the Zentangled Flower 3 times using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I selected just 3 of the colours from the Cosmic Shimmer Summer Shades Mica Spray Set and coloured the flowers in. I alternated the colours of the stem and flower centre, the petals and the leaves. I cut them 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 flower, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I coloured it with the same 3 mica powders. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia,
    I am sure that you got more done than you think - what a lovely card really liking the Zentangle stamps.
    The background is impressive I love the way you combine masks and stamps.
    Amanda x

  2. Hi Julia
    What a lovely card aim sure you got a lot done for your demo I will try to watch that show thank you for the ideas Tracy w x

  3. Morning Julia, Lovely card, I also like these zentangle stamps.
    Hope you had a lovely weekend.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  4. Hello Julia, another fab card, love the flowers and the colours you have used on them. Looking forward to more shows. Bx

  5. Hi Julia. Love this card, these Zentangle stamps are brilliant (must get them) I hope you managed to get out in the sun for a while inbetween prepping for the 21st. Take care.

  6. Hi Julia,
    My first reaction was Ooooooh! that's nice!! :-)
    I love those flowers. I vaguely remember you doing a demo on tv recently for something very similar to this.
    Colour combination is lovely too.
    May 21st is marked on my calendar.
    Best wishes.
    Mary x

  7. What a fantastic card, just the sort of thing I like, love those flowers in particularxx

  8. Hi Julia a beautiful card today. It always takes longer than you think when you are trying to come up with new ideas. I hope you had sometime to relax as well. Jackie

  9. Great card Julie I didn`t craft sunday or monday but will today I hope .Melanie

  10. Morning Julia, I bet you have more than enough samples for the show, you always bring so many so probably did get more done than you think. Great card, I do like the background and the movement you have gotten into the petals

  11. Hi Julia,
    Oh wowee those flowers are great! Love them and the way you have set them on your wonderful card.

    Love Sheila xx

  12. Morning Julia, I adore these flower stamps, this card is so lovely, love the background and also how you have given the flower petals some dimension.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Hi Julia. The background looks great and I love the zentangled flowers. They are stunning.
    I'll make a note in my diary re 21st. I'm excited already.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  14. Good morning Julia,
    This card really is fantastic. I have used this stamp on several recently and just love the result. I can't wait to get my micro powders and work more with the flower and heart. Fab.

  15. Morning Julia

    Beautiful card again, I must get some of these embossing powders. Looking forward to seeing your shows

    Sue xx

  16. Love the background on this card.
    I can't sit indoors crafting when the weather is so nice as I love spending time in the garden.
    Not long before the rain returns and I'll be in that craft room again! Enjoy what's left of the sunshine folks!


  17. Morning Julia,

    Hope you had a lovely week end.

    This card is so interesting to look at. Love it.

    I enjoy doodling zentangle patterns when watching the tele. So this card is right up my street. X

  18. Hi Julia, stunning card today, must get those stamps

  19. Hello Julia, You will have got more done than you think, your samples are always amazing. A beautiful card again, love the background and those flowers are gorgeous. My Zentangle, Ledger bundle and embossing powders arrived Saturday, not had time to play yet. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. Hi Julia,
    Love the card. POD in may marked in my diary, looking forward to the shows as usual. Hope you enjoyed your weekend crafting.
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

  21. Hi Julia
    Love this card, background, colour and dimension created with the zentangled flowers give the recipient so much to look at and enjoy!
    Thank you for sharing this lovely creation!
    Have a great day
    Lara xx

  22. Morning Julia,
    A fantastic card, love the flowers.

  23. Morning Julia, a really lovely card like the flowers done with
    mica it makes them nice and shiny and your background as usual
    is great. looking forward to the POD just two weeks knowing you
    you will be more than ready good luck.
    Nancyd xx

  24. Hi Julia. Love the Zentangled flower. I bought the flower when you sold out of the heart but haven't had a chance to use it yet, so many things on my list to try out. SueL

  25. Lovely card Julia, love the flowers xx hazel

  26. Hi julia I really like this card I think of the zentangle stamps the flower is the one I'd buy,great background as usual.Looking forward to your potd shows love lesley x

  27. Hi julia I really like this card I think of the zentangle stamps the flower is the one I'd buy,great background as usual.Looking forward to your potd shows love lesley x

  28. Hi Julia, love the card so diferent the flowers are great love Jean Z xx

  29. Hi Julia

    Love it; a nice and modern looking card!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather Rogers xx

  30. Hi Julia, I love this card with it's bold flowers :) xxx

  31. This is stunning! I love it! I love those flowers too, they are so cool xx

  32. Hi Julia, Loving this card. The flowers are just so faaaabbbb! Looking forward to the POD, must be goo if your prepping for it now!! Crafty Hugs Debbie R xx

  33. oooohhh love this one Julia, realy dimensional but not ott.... looking forward to the POD xxx


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