Friday 17 May 2013

There's only One Like You in Blue

Hi Bloggers.

I'm off to Taunton this afternoon for a demo day at Craftasmic tomorrow. I won't be posting any Amazon orders placed today or tomorrow till Monday - sorry about that.

Here's today's card -

For the background, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Rose Background Stamp using Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I repeated the process with the Ledger Page Stamp and Weathered Wood Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Great Almanzo Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I stamped the Daisy Swirl stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Marine Sea Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader and inked through the die with Weathered Wood. I threaded some Blue White American Seam Binding through the slits in the die cut.

I stamped the sentiment from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Message Pre Cut Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Marine Sea Lustre. I cut it out using one of the dies from the Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents Die Set and inked through the die with Weathered Wood.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of White Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon. I pressed a Fancy Pearl Embellishment into a Perfect Medium Pad, sprinkled with Marine Sea Lustre, tapped off the excess and heat set.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    I love this card. I think it is just a super fab combination of,style, color, and that Julia magic. Have a safe trip and a fun demonstration.

  2. Stunning! Julia! Stunning!

    Good luck with your demo!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather Rogers xx

  3. Morning Julia
    Just when I think that I need no more stamps you use a new stamp for the background. I love the randomness of these backgrounds and the fact that each and every card will be a bespoke creation. Love this whole concept and am now thinking that the flower stamp is calling.
    Have a great weekend in Taunton hope the red ball in the sky will shine..... I know I am asking for the impossible but we can always dream.
    Amanda x

  4. Hi Julia have a great weekend at Taunton love the card the background looks great will have to get this one thanks Tracy w x

  5. Hi Julia, another wonderful card with amazing background and colour. I don't know which flower stamp is my favourite, the daisy swirl or the rose, you make them both look amazing. Bx

  6. Hi Julia. Lovely, soft colours and I love the fancy ribbon threader die. Have a safe trip and enjoy the demo. Take care.

  7. Hi Julia
    My favourite colour on a card - love it and the design.
    Have a great weekend.
    Best wishes.
    Mary x

  8. Hi Julia another gorgeous card today. Have a good weekend, they are very lucky to have you demonstrating for them. Jackie

  9. Another lovely card Julia. Have a safe trip and happy demoing. x

  10. Morning Julia, A truly beautiful card, I love the colourway and the fancy ribbon threader die-cut is gorgeous.
    Have a lovely time in Taunton.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Hi Julia, a lovely soft card today , just beautiful . Have a great time demoing Lol Lynne M x x x

  12. Stunning Julia. Colours are fab.

  13. Beautiful card, love the flower stamp,I have this die so maybe now I will get round to using it as it does look good!

  14. Lovely card Julia love the design and colours xx hazel

  15. Love this card, the stamp is beautiful, one of my favourites, and love your random stamping on the background xx

  16. Hi Julia, Another amazing background and the ribbon really sets off your card. Have a great time in Taunton. Regards Jackie D


  17. Morning Julia,

    Such pretty soft colour. The whole effect is lovely. X

  18. Hi Julia. Love this blue shade, makes a really lovely card. Enjoy your time in Taunton, wish I could be there, but never mind I am with Phill Martin on Sunday. SueL

  19. Hello Julia, This card is stunning, love the background and the subtle colours, sooo pretty. Have a great time demoing.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. Hi Julia, love the colors and design of this card so pretty love Jean Z xx

  21. Good morning Julia,
    Todays card is a lovely tranquil sort of a card and please i mean no disrespect in saying this. This is a very calming set of colours which i think sending to someone who is needing a wee bit understanding when the whole world seems against them would really be very grateful to receive. It is not too out there and in your face but very, very peaceful.
    Hope you have a lovely day where you are
    Crafty hugs

  22. Hi Julia,
    A very elegant card, the colour is so pretty and once again I love the background, Enjoy your day in Taunton tomorrow.

    Love Sheila xx

  23. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, love the colour and the background is great.
    Have a good day in Taunton.

  24. Morning Julia
    Absolutely beautiful, love the card and the colours you have used.
    Have a lovely time in Taunton hope all goes well.

  25. Stunning card Julia,such a pretty colour

    xx Sandra

  26. Hi Julia, a very pretty card and the Blue and White
    is very fresh looking really like it.
    Nancyd xx

  27. Pretty card Julia, though it's a bit hard to see on my screen. I love almost everything in blue and white, so you couldn't go wrong with this one!

  28. Very pretty card Julia. I really love that daisy swirl stamp, must treat myself. Hope you have/had a successful day in Taunton.

  29. Hi Julia
    Lovely card, background, layout, colour combo etc.
    My crafty wish (NEED) list knows no end, lol!
    Lucky Taunton!!
    Have a great weekend crafting!
    Lara xx

  30. A lovely delicately coloured card today, really liking it Julia, Have a great time in Taunton crafting this weekend xx

  31. Hi Julia. The Queen of backgrounds is on form again today. Beautiful.

    Love val in Spain xxx

  32. Another elegantly beautiful card Julia

  33. Hi Julia, another stunning card. Love the background stamping. I do love that Daisy stamp. Hope you have a fun day tomorrow and don't work sorry play to hard! Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

  34. Hi Julia, Beautiful card, I love the background.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x


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