Monday 6 May 2013

I like your Style

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you're having a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Here's today's card -

I wanted to share this card with you to show that it's perfectly ok to use different border masks to create a background. I popped my tan mat onto my base plate, then a piece of Burgundy Card.  I laid the Delicate, Swirl and Elegance Masks across the card, popped the pink embossing plate on top and ran through the Grand Calibur. Background done!

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 Marigold and Scarlet Flame from the Autumn Shades 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 a Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle out of White and out of Black Card. On each of them I added the Couture Creations Hyper Magical Embossing Folder at the emboss stage.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the frock using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio 3.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Black Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Berry Red around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia

    Very dramatic indeed and very elegant.

    Happy Crafting
    Heather Rogers xx

  2. Morning Julia, wow this is definitely a statement card. I'm loving the background, how well do those folders all go together! I'm well and truly loving your style. Hope you too have a great Bank Holiday, and enjoy the sunshine, if you have it! Crafty Hugs Debbie R xx

  3. Good morning Julia
    Your card is quite stylish with more than a hint of drama in the colour combo...lovely!!!
    Simply elegant!
    Have a dreat day
    Lara xx

  4. Hi Julia
    Hope you are having a good bank holiday this card is stunning love the colours thank you Tracy x

  5. Hi Julia. Great card, love the red/black combo, very striking. Take care.

  6. Hi Julia,
    Well, this is one to 'stand out' on the mantlepiece - it's lovely.
    Just when I was really getting into my soft pastels and summery type cards, you come along with a bold statement card and get me thinking again :-)
    Have a great bank holiday.
    Best wishes.
    Mary x

  7. Love the rich red of this one.

    Lisa x

  8. This is beautiful Julie like the colours .Melanie

  9. Love the effect of the masks and the bold colour xx

  10. Hi Julia. Love the background effect and the rich red really does it for me. Up to now I'm using pro markers for colouring but i really think I'll invest in some drawing inks they look so fantastic.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  11. Love the colours Julia, very dramatic

    xx Sandra

  12. Hi Julia, this card is superb. Love the look of the different border masks used to create the background, colours are stunning. Bx

  13. Morning Julia, A lovely rich and decadent card today, gorgeous colours, and the beautiful dress stamp.
    I have been gardening the whole of the weekend, my back is aching like mad ha ha, feeling my age.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Julia,
    Wow! this is dramatic, stunning.

  15. Hi Julia. Like the sassy red on your card today. I have today earmarked for crafting so can't wait to start. Have a good day. SueL

  16. Hello Julia, Very dramatic and stylish, love the colour combo and the embossing. Have a Happy Bank Holiday Monday and enjoy the sunshine.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  17. Morning Julia, a striking card thios morning. I do like the wonky rectangle shape, must look for these dies, have a good day

  18. Morning Julia, a vey pretty card today. Lovely colours. Hope you are having a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x


  19. Morning Julia,

    Stunning card. Would love to have a dress like that. Colours are striking. X

  20. Morning Julia, Very elegant, love the colours you have used. Love the background and the stamps, they are still on my wish list. (that grows by the day haha). Thanks for all your inspiration. have a lovely day, hope you have beautiful sunshine.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  21. lovely card Julia love the colours xx hazel

  22. Morning Julia,
    Such an elegant card this morning, love the embossed background with the mask and thanks for letting us know how to use the mask in our cutting machine...I was never quite sure of the sandwich to use. Have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday and hope the sun is shining on you as it is here in North Wales.

    Love Sheila xx

  23. Morning Julia,
    A very outstanding card today - this would definitely stand out on the mantle. Totally classy chic and sophisticated. So glad that these stamps are now in my stash.
    Hope the samples are going well...
    Amanda x

  24. Hi Julia, love the card the background is great glad you explained how to do it will have a go love Jean Z xx

  25. Hi Julia this is a lovely card and would really stand out on from the other cards, I really like red and black it's so dramatic! Hope you too are having a nice bank holiday were planning to break out the BBQ!!! Love Lesley x

  26. Lovely card Julia, I do love those dress stamps!
    Hope you had a good weekend too!
    Look forward to your next tv appearance .
    Sandra xx

  27. Hi Julia, a really nice card do like this stamp.
    nancyd xx

  28. Hi Julia nice card , background is reaaly good. Hope you had a wonderful day in sun


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