Friday, 31 May 2013

My Days are Celebrations

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran some Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Hyper Magical Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Caramel Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

The sentiment and the frame are from the Justrite For All You Do Vintage Labels Three Clear Stamp Set. I popped them both on an acrylic block and stamped using Perfect Medium. I embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Three Dies and inked through the die with Caramel Ink.


I cut 2 Spellbinders Persian Motifs out of Gold Card. I mounted them on top of each other off-setting them slightly.

I dusted some black card with my anti-static bag. I cut both of the Heartfelt Creations Decorative Lattice Swirls out. I inked through the dies with Perfect Medium, removed the dies, added Gold Detail Powder and heat set.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Black Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Fancy Pearl Embellishment.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.


40 comments:

  1. Good morning Julia,
    This is a very striking and regal card, fab....

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  2. Hi Julia, I've been poorly and bed ridden for the past few day's so have missed your blog. I am feeling a little better so I am now catching up with all the cards from the week. I don't no why I was so worried as they have all been so beautiful, as is today's. The stamping and embossing are beautiful. Have a great day, hugs Debbie R xx

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  3. Love this card, the colours and the techniques. One of your best x

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  4. Morning Julia - what a very opulent card today definitely in my top five. It is so very striking it really makes you look and the more you look the more you see.
    TFS
    Hugs
    Amanda x

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  5. Stunning, the colours really suit the eastern feel of the die shapes xxx

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  6. Beautiful card, Julia, stunning! Have a happy Friday and a good weekend
    Love Annie

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  7. Hello Julia, what a beautiful and elegant card, everything about it is just fabulous. love the gold embossing on the black. Bx

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  8. Hi Julia
    Just one word from me stunning thank you Tracy w x

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    1. Love the colour combo you have used

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  9. Hi Julia. WOW, this is a fantastic card. Love everything about it.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

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  10. Absolutely Fabulous Card! I loved this one so much I sent my first and only email in to try and win it! ( unfortunately I didn't boo hoo) but at least I can have a go at recreating it. Please give us more in this vein!

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  11. Morning Julia, I think this is an absolutely stunning card! Loved it when I saw it on TV, will have to have a go cutting those dies out in black and embossing them with gold. Love Jean x

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  12. Morning Julia, WOW, now this is my kind of card, love, love, love, this card. It is dramatic and elegant, really loving the swirly dies, stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  13. I wasn't keen on that trellis die when it came out, it just reminded me of an odd shaped cloud. But used this way, which gives it a symmetry, it looks really pretty.

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  14. Hi Julia this card is stunning so eye-catching. Have a good day. Jackie

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  15. I had so many favourites from the shows Julia but I think this topped the list. Simply stunning

    xx Sandra

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  16. Liking this card...a lot, VERY dramatic card. Mabex

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  17. Hi Julia, this is such a stylist card and I think unisex. Regards Ros H

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  18. great card really like it .Laura O

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  19. lovely card and sweet sentiment xx hazl

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  20. Morning Sue, a brilliant card loved it when you showed it on
    C&C the gold embossing really makes it stand out going to try this out
    with different dies, but I have two cards to make for my two Grandsons
    which I am having bother with especially the one at 14 the other
    one is only 8 so not as much of a challenge but must get cracking.
    Nancyd xx

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  21. Hi Julia,
    Oh my word! What a stuning card! I love the black and gold together, it's just exquisite!! Must put the HC die on my list.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love Sheila xx

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  22. Hi Julia. Stunning card. Love the trellis die. SueL

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  23. Morning Julia,
    Sorry this one does not rock my boat, I can see you have put a great deal of work into it but it's not for me. Good job we do like different things as the world would be a boring place.
    Lydia
    X

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  24. Hi Julia ,Just love this card the gold embossing on the black looks amazing saw you do it on TV just love it love Jean Z xx

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  25. What a fab card and I luv the effect of embossing through the die with emboss powders and luv the colour combo xx GailT xx

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  26. Morning Julia
    Wow what a beautiful card so very elegant too, this is my kind of card even though there is some black but not too much, I love it.
    Margaret

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  27. Hi Julia this a wonderful card and looks really rich and opulent.i didn't think I needed the swirl die,how wrong was I,I'm going to have to put it at the top of my wish list especially after looking at the heartfelt creations website they have some amazing samples and I would recommend anyone on here who has any of their stamps and dies to go and have a look. Looking forward to your next shows love Lesley x

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  28. Hi Julia,

    Lovely rich and expensive card. Love it. X

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  29. Hi Julia Wow Wow this is stunning and elegant.
    Smiles
    Ita

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  30. HI Julia, loved this card when I saw it on C&C, so glad you have shown us how to do it!! xx

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  31. Hello Julia, A rich opulent today, loved it on the shows. The gold embossing is sooo effective and love the sentiment.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

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  32. Julia, black and gold look absolutely great together. Love the design and the dies that you have used. Janice

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  34. Hi Julia
    What a stunning and elegant looking card this is. Love the black and gold background such an opulent look. The gold Persian motif die cut just pops out of the card making it look such an expensive card. Looks like you've used real gold to cover the Persian motif.
    I just love this card the receiver of such a card I think would be bowled over.

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise x

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  35. Stunning card Julia, I love it

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  36. Hi Julia, STUNNING ..love it.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

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  37. Hi Julia really opulent card, really special

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  38. Ahhh, he's my favourite card. Just stunning.

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