Sunday 26 May 2013

Life is Good at the Beach

Hi Bloggers.

This one of my favourite cards from the Pick of the Day - probably because it has a Lustre Embossing Powder on it!

I used Milk Card for this one - the embossing powder takes on a different shade when using Milk Card rather than White Card. I laid the Swirl Border Mask across the top of my card and inked around it using Cloudy Blue Adirondack Dye Ink with Cut n Dry Foam. Then I randomly stamped some shells from the Justrite At the Beach Oval Medallion Labels Stamp Set using Cloudy Blue. I also stamped the border from the same stamp set across the top and bottom of the card. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Peacock Pleasure Embossing Folder. I ran it though a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Denim Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the main image from the stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Arctic Lake Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Oval Nested Medallions Labels and inked through the die with Cloudy Blue (it's very subtle).

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Arctic Lake Lustre. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ornate Squares and inked through the die with Cloudy Blue.

I stamped some shells, again from the same stamp set, using Perfect Medium and embossed with Arctic Lake Lustre. I cut them out using scissors and added them to the card as shown.

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

I'm moving house the next week and I think I may frame this one and pop it in the bathroom. What do you think?

I'll be back tomorrow with a card from the tomorrow's shows.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    I loved this card when I saw it on TV too, I think it is the embossing powder and the color, love that blue. Happy Bank holiday and Memorial weekend,...

  2. Morning Julia, lovely card, just love the shimmer embossing powder. Love Jean xxx

  3. Hi Julia, wow wow wow love this card . Lol Lynne M x x x

  4. I'm not seeing this one very well on my screen, but I think your idea of putting it in the bathroom is fun. Don't envy you moving, it's such an upheaval, I swore that I'd never do it again. Hope the packing is going well.

  5. Very pretty card just made for a bathroom!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  6. Hi Julia this is beautiful I think it will look lovely in your new bathroom. I hope your move goes well. Jackie


  7. Hi Julia,

    Love the card. This would look lovely in your new bathroom. Hope all goes well with the move. X

  8. Morning Julia,
    A nice one for your new bathroom, don't envy you moving we did it five years ago after living in our old house for 44 years, bet you can imagine the rubbish that was in the loft.
    Have a good day.

  9. Hi Julia. you must have read my mind, 'cos we're planning a day at the beach today. Loved this card on TV and I think it would be a great assett in a bathroom.
    Good luck with the move. Are you staying in the same area or moving further afield? Hope it goes well.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  10. Good morning Julia and everyone. Fell in love with this card when I saw it on the show. Good luck with the move. I bet Val's day at the beach will be a lot warmer than ours!

  11. Brilliant card Julia. Love the colouring.

  12. Hi Julia, love everything about this card, the stamps are fabulous, they are on my wish list, but I have been banned from buying more till I sort my craft room out properly. Good luck with the move, hope it goes well. Bx

  13. Simply gorgeous Julia, love anything to do with the sea and that embossing powder is divine. Good luck with the move really don't envy you. It is such an upheaval

  14. Morning Julia, gorgeous card today. I agree with you this would look lovely in the bathroom. Kind regards Joanne K x

  15. Hi Julia,
    Love this card, love the colour, the embossing powders are gorgeous. Looking forward to tomorrows shows. Have a lovely day, the sun is shining, makes you feel well.
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

  16. Hi Julia. Have you time to move house? Have you got to pack all your craft stuff away. But yes, this picture would be perfect for a bathroom. SueL

  17. Morning Julia, This card is lovely and would be perfect for framing and siting in your new bathroom.
    I certainly don't envy you moving house, hope it all goes well for you, I don't know where you will find the time ha ha !!
    We have 'sun' again today, fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hi Julia,
    This is another of your stunning cards that I loved when I saw it on C&C. Love the colours and the images they are just so serene.

    Love Sheila xx

  19. Hi Julia, yes it would look good in your bathroom the colors are lovely i think these embossing powders are beautiful love Jean Z xx

  20. Hi Julia

    Loved this card when shown on C & C. The Artic Lustre looks so lush.

  21. Lovely card and a great idea to frame it for the bathroom. The lustre powders are gorgeous.
    When have you had the time to pack up your house for a move??!! Good luck anyway and happy new home!
    Hugs Annie

  22. What a luvly summery card and luv the colours xx GailT xx

  23. Hi Julia love this card and want these embossing powders. Hope the move goes well, don't really envy you that one

  24. beautiful colours, embossing powders are gorgeous

  25. Loved this one when I saw it on the show, the embossing powders are a lovely colour and really goes well with the stamps, good luck with your move this week, xxx

  26. Hi Julia

    Love this card you've made today, so fresh looking. Really like the stamped images.

    Good luck with the move best wishes from Katie-Louise

  27. Hi Julia,a fab. card it would look great framed for
    your bathroom how can you manage to go into C&C and demo
    in the middle of packing my mind would be on what I had still
    to do home but good luck with it all.
    Nancyd xx

  28. Hi Julia this is a lovely card and the embossing powders are really great,and yes this would look good framed in a bathroom. Hope the move goes well but as everyone says rather you than me!! Lol looking forward to tomorrow's shows. Love Lesley x

  29. Gorgeous card Julia and very apt for this bank holiday when i expect a lot of people will be at the beach xx hazel

  30. Hi Julia, Love this card. Think it will look great in your new bathroom.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  31. Julia the card will look great in your new bathroom! Are you shows and
    moving house in the same week????
    look forward to your shows tomorrow!
    Sandra x

  32. Hello Julia, Gorgeous card, will look fab in your new bathroom. Loved this card from the show, the embossing powder is scrummy, mine arrived yesterday will be having a play after the weekend. Good luck with the house move, like others have said don't envy you. Looking forward to your show tomorrow.
    Happy bank Holiday everyone.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  33. Hi Julia, I don't know how you are going to manage everything but I hope the move goes smoothly and this picture will look super in your bathroom. Regards Jackie D

  34. Great idea to frame the card, to often we make things then wave bye bye in the post, it will be nice to see you creation every day

  35. Hi Julia. This is fabulous. The verse could have been written for me. I just feel so refreshed after spending time on thebeach. Hope your move goes well, and the tv shows. Take care.

  36. Another lovely card Julia. Unfortunately, I seem to have inadvertently deleted some of the shows I had recorded, so missed out on some demo's :( Will have to be more careful in future.

  37. Very pretty Julia,

    xx Sandra

  38. another nice card ,love these embossing powders.Laura O

  39. Good evening Julia
    Gorgeous card, so right for everyone and many occasions!
    Love the colour and all the elements used.
    Looking forward to watching your shows tomorrow!
    Lara xx

  40. Hi Julia, like you I love this one too. Them embossing powders are stunning. Looking forward to the shows, later. Hugs Debbie R xx

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