Thursday, 30 May 2013

Find Joy in the Little Things

Hi Bloggers.

A card from Monday's shows today -

I used Milk Card for this one and some Baby Blue Pearlescent Card that I had leftover from when I had a shop. For the background, I misted through the Fretwork Mask with Cosmic Shimmer Egyptian Blue Vintage Mister. I dried it with my heat tool (I'm impatient!). Next, I randomly stamped the Daisy Swirl Stamp using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

I cut a Spellbinders Butterfly Corner out of Pearlescent Card.

I made a scrunched flower using the middle size curvy die from the Spellbinders Petite Labels 1 Die D-Lite adding a little Tumbled Glass to the tips of the petals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Classic Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Floral Ribbon Threader and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass.

I cut the largest die from the Spellbinders Ornate Squares die set. At the emboss stage, I added the Funky Mask.

I cut a couple of butterflies from the Butterfly Corners Set (they're actually ribbon threaders) and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass. I shaped the wings with my fingers and added some Cream 3mm Pearls to the bodies.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    This card is both beautiful and sophisticated. I love the color combination. A wonderful way to start the day, thanks,

  2. Pretty card Julia, those scrunched flowers are so effective.

  3. Good morning Julia and everyone. Saw you demo the scrunchy flower and couldn't believe how a wet screwed up bit of card could look so good!

  4. Morning Julia, what a lovely card, the pearlescent blue is pretty, so often the way finding a gem amongst the leftovers! I missed you showing the scrunchy flower :-( Pretty please perhaps you will do a tutorial sometime? Maybe also on the other spellbinders label flower you mentioned and which I also missed boo hoo again!
    Hope your house move is going smoothly. Hugs Annie

  5. Hi Julia, another beautiful card, love the scrunched up flower. Also the amazing colours really make this card eye catching. Bx

  6. Hi Julia I saw you make this beautiful card on TV and I was hoping it would appear on the blog. Thank you for the inspiration. Jackie

  7. Love the colour and the corner, great design xx


  8. Hi Julia,

    Very pretty card.

    Just enjoying a repeat of your show with you showing how to make that flower. Great idea. X

  9. Hi Julia, just watched a repeat and this was your demo! Love the flowers and I haven't got the exact die, but used the labels 4 and guess what, it turned out perfect! So impressed with your knowledge. Thank you for sharing it with us all. Kind regards

  10. Hi Julia. Love the baby blue card and the flower is great. Take care.

  11. Morning Julia, lovely card, love the colours and the flower. Love Jean xxx

  12. Morning Julia, a very pretty card the Blue
    is lovely and delicate saw you demo this one
    and really like it also love the dies you have
    Nancyd xx

  13. Hi Julia. Just love the butterfly corner die and the little butterflies made out of it. The scrunched up flower is a work of art.

    Love Val in Spain x

  14. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, love the card so delicate, great flower too.

  15. Stunning Julia, watched you do this one live will have a go, as I have most of the items

  16. Hi Julia. A very pretty card. I tried your scrunchy flower and even mine turned out OK! SueL

  17. Morning Julia

    I saw this demo on C&C and loved this card and your flowers, haven't had a try yet but I will

    I do like that baby blue pearlescent card its so shimmery

    Sue xx

  18. Hi Julia,
    Another one here who saw you make this stunning card. Love the colours and how you made the flower.

    Love Sheila xx

  19. Hi Julia,

    I watched you do this one on one of your shows. Its such a beautiful card and who would have thought such a little die could make a wonderful flower.
    Thank you for the inspiration

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  20. Morning Julia, very pretty card love the colour combo. The flower is gorgeous.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  21. Loving this card Julia, the colours and the dies work so nicely together.

  22. Hi Julia, love the card and the colors, the flower is lovely i saw you make it on TV good idea love Jean Z xx

  23. Lovely card Julia love the colours and of course the dies used xx hazel

  24. Another lovely card Julia - just been watching you demonstrate this one. Really great flower, wouldn't think an oval type die would do that.

  25. Morning Julia
    What a wonderful card, the colours are great so soft. Brilliant.
    Amanda x

  26. Hello Julia, Such a pretty card, I too saw you demo it on Monday and loved it then. The colours are so soft and subtle, the background is fab and the flower and butterfly gorgeous. I bought the die to attempt the flower, can't wait to have a play.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  27. Hi Julia I saw you making this on C.C. and doing the flower ,this cardis stunning ,and I love the blue.Thanks for all the inspiration

  28. Hi Julia, I loved this when I saw you demo this on C&C, I adore that square die and the flower is absolutely gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  29. Hi Julia, nice card today, and it is nice to see what to do with the slider butterfly die.
    Regards Ros H

  30. Hi Julia
    This is a really lovely card today I love the colour and shading you have used.


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