Saturday 18 May 2013

Warmest Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Hopefully this post will go live while I'm away in Taunton. I'm demoing at Craftasmic all day today. I'm told that all the tickets are sold so should be a busy day.

Here's today's card -

For the background, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped the Justrite Fleur de Lis Background stamp using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I also stamped the Wrought Iron Corner in the top and bottom right hand corners but they do look a bit lost. They would probably have been better stamped and embossed - maybe next time.

I stamped the Blossom Heart using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I used Clover from the Soft Velvet Set and Soft Moss from the Garden Twist Set. I cut it out with scissors and went around the edges with a Black Promarker to hide any white bits. I stamped and embossed the heart again and just coloured in the flowers. I cut them out and added them to the top of the original image with 3d foam. I cut a Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle and at the emboss stage I added the Couture Creations Super Powder Puff Embossing Folder. I inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Blossom Heart using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of White Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Pink Dazzler.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Simply Gorgeous Julia! Have a great time in Taunton!

    Happy Crafting
    Heather xx

  2. Morning Julia, Very pretty. I love the stamps. Lovely background as usual. Julia I wish I had known that you were in Taunton I would have tried to get there. (I did not look at your out and about, did not think you came down this far). Have a great day.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  3. Hi Julia. Lovely card. Hope today goes well. Take care.

  4. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card. I love the way you have done your sentiment - must try that.
    Best wishes.
    Mary x

  5. Very pretty card , love the little heart and roses, also I have the die the sentiment is on ,so thankyou for that idea!

  6. Hi Julia what a lovely card hope today goes well

  7. Good morning Julia,
    This blog went as scheduled.m hope,you had fun at the show. This card is lovely.

  8. Hi Julia
    Lovely card, so pretty...just what we need to brighten the day....rubbish weather here today in Belfast!
    Hope you have a great day in Taunton
    Happy crafting
    Lara xx


  9. Hi Julia,

    Lovely background stamp. X

  10. Hi Julia. What a pretty card. Love the heart stamp.

    Have a great day in Taunton.

    The sun has come back today after a miserable few days.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  11. Hi Julia another gorgeous card today. I hope you have a good day in Taunton. Jackie

  12. Such a pretty card, love it

  13. Morning Julia, Have a fantastic day demo'ing in Taunton.
    Your card today, is as always, gorgeous. I love the heart, and the background, as always, is beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Another fabulous card Julia. Enjoy your time in Taunton. Love Christine H xx

  15. Hi Julia. Lovely card again, colouring the heart in brighter colours gives it a modern feel. Weather here in Derby dull, again! Have fun today. SueL

  16. Morning Julia
    Another wonderful card today - I just love the random background. The splash of colour with the flowers makes it very fresh and modern.
    Enjoy Taunton
    Amanda x

  17. Have a great day with the lucky people of Taunton
    Lovely card as always

    xx Sandra

  18. Hello Julia, Another stunning card, love the background and the heart is beautiful, the wonky dies are at the top of my must have list.
    Have a fab time in Taunton.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. Morning Julia
    What a stunning card, the heart is so effective and your background as always beautiful.
    Hope all goes well in Taunton for you have a great day.

  20. Lovely pretty card Julia

  21. Lovely card Julia wish I was in Taunton xx hazel

  22. Hi Julia,
    Another very pretty card. Hope you have a great day in Taunton.

  23. hallo Julia, Some more clever ideas! Hope your day in Taunton is going well Regards Jackie D

  24. Hi Julia,
    Aaaaw! Gorgeous card as always! Have a great day in Taunton.

    Love Sheila xx

  25. Hi Julia, another beautiful card and great background as usual
    love the colours you have used. Hope you have a great dayin
    Taunton. We have rain again here near Glasgow after a couple of nice days.
    Nancyd xx

  26. Hi Julia, just love this card the background is lovely and the dies you use are going on my list love Jean Z xx

  27. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card again today. Have a great day in Taunton.
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

  28. Hi Julia another lovely card with a great background and I agree the corners have got lost a bit. Hope you have a good time at Taunton. Love Lesley x

  29. Fab card as always, Julia. Wish Taunton was not such a distance would love terse there!
    Hope you enjoy the day.
    Hugs Annie

  30. great card as always.Laura O

  31. Hi Julia fab card as usual

  32. Hi Julia, hope your having fun. I see what you mean about the corner stamping being a little lost, it still looks good though. I think you could be right to emboss it next time. Love what you have done to the heart, with the flowers looks really pretty. Have a great day. Crafty hugs Debbie R xx

  33. Hi Julia hope your day went well, love the heart on this card

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