Thursday, 2 May 2013

Inspire

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I simply ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Great Almanzo Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the Zentangled Heart using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured it in using Cosmic Shimmer Mica Spray Set - Summer Shades. I love Mica Spray Sets - there's just so much you can do with them. You can dust them, paint with them, mix them with embossing powders, mist them, use them with masks, all sorts! I cut the heart out using scissors and went around the edge with a black promarker to hide any white bits. I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet. I threaded some Blue White American Seam Binding through the holes in the die cut and secured at the back of the background. I tied 2 bows using 3 lengths of American Seam Binding and added a Pink Dazzler to each.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Zentangled Heart using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using the same Mica Powders as before and cut out using Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge. I inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.


34 comments:

  1. Hi Julia. Great card. I love the zentangle heart. So versatile Take care.

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  2. Hi Julia
    Lovely card...embossing, colour etc.
    The zentangle heart presents the opportunity for soooo many different looks, I've just received mine and can't wait to get going!
    Thanks for sharing!
    have agreat day
    Lara xx

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  3. Hi Julia.
    What a pretty card - I love the look of the 2 bows.
    I don't really do hearts on my cards but I imagine this would be great fun and very relaxing to colour it in.
    Best wishes.
    Mary x

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  4. Hi Julia, another card with the wow factor. Love the colours and the zentangled heart. Bx

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  5. Hi Julia
    I watched you do this card what a beautiful card thank you Tracy w x

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  6. Morning Julia
    SPOOKY - i have just watched you make this card i thought it was fantastic.The dies are brilliant and so versatile. Using the mica powders really makes the colouring pop.
    TFS
    Hugs
    Amanda x

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  7. Hi Julia a great card today I really shouldn't buy anything else for a while but I am very tempted after seeing how you have used this stamp. Jackie

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  8. Morning Julia, Saw you demo this card and was fascinated, I really love the zentangled heart stamp and also the postage stamp die, it gives a beautiful edge. I am definitely putting the new embossing powders on my 'wish list', it was fascinating to see the difference between being on white and black card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  9. Hi Julia. What a beautiful card. Love the heart and the way you've coloured it. I'm saving up my pennies for the new embossing powders.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

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  10. Morning Julia lovely card love the colours xx hazel

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  11. Good morning Julia,
    Thus is both a beautiful card and fun. I think it is time to get busy with the micro powders, still not too confident, so time to play. Thanks

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  12. Morning Julia,
    Love everything about the card except for the bows, the heart stamp is very useful.
    Have a good day.
    Lydia
    X

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  13. Really gorgeous card Julia, love watching your shows so full of inspiration

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  14. Hi Julia. I don't normally use hearts but very tempted with this one as I love it and how you have used it SueL

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  15. I'm really into zentangles at the minute so I love this heart stamp, very pretty

    xx Sandra

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  16. Morning Julia, Today's card is FAB. Love the zentangled heart stamp, it is so versatile. I'm also loving the name of the embossing folder "The Great Almanzo" brilliant! The background is stunning. I must admit not to sure of the bow's though, sorry. Could not watch the repeat of your evening show again, I loved your demo's but not the presenter! Looking forward to the POD shows. Have a great day, craft hugs Debbie R xx

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  17. Another stunner Julia, wasn't sure of the zentangle heart but I like what you've done with it.
    Jenny x

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  18. Hi Julia , i like this card very much it's so pretty and fun looking thanks for all your cards you show us love Jean Z xx

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  19. nice card you always do a great job on your cards.Laura O

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  20. Beautiful card Julia. The subtle background is stunning with the vibrant heart. tfs
    Hugs
    Heather W
    x

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  21. Absolutely Yummy!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather Rogers xx

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  22. Hello Julia, Beautiful card, the heart is stunning and vibrant, can't wait for mine to arrive. Thank you for the inspiration and techniques.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

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  23. Gorgeous. Love the heart.

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  24. Hi Julia,

    Absolutely love the heart and it's colours gorgeous. X

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  25. Hi Julia,
    Love the mica powders for colouring they look so good. Love the heart, do any dies fit to cut this out? Thank you for all your inspiration.
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

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  26. Hi Julia, loved this card when I saw you demo it the heart stamp is growing
    on me the more I see it.
    Nancyd xx

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  27. Hi Julia I'm still not too sure about the zentangle style stamps, I think they will grow on me, just got to get used to it!! Love everything else about the card though. Love Lesley x

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  28. Simply gorgeous. Love the zentangle heart - really pretty x

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  29. Gorgeous Julia, I love this zentangle heart, Carole Z X

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  30. Beautiful Julia, love the zentangle heart and the lovely bows.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  31. Hi Julia like the zentangle heart, just a bit different

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