Tuesday 28 May 2013

Wishing You All the Best

Hi Bloggers.

Today I have a card from yesterday's shows. I know a lot of you want to see the cards from the Pick of the Day last week, I will mix it up a little over the next couple of weeks so you get to see them all.

For the background, I ran some Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Smooch Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I rubbed Deep Red Gilding Wax all over the design using my finger. I then buffed it up with a dry wetwipe. The wax really shines.

I dusted a piece of Burgundy Card with my anti-staic bag. I inked a Spellbinders Gold Ivy die with Perfect Medium (I was a bit heavy-handed - but that's ok) and popped it on top of my Burgundy Card and ran it through the Grand Calibur. After embossing, I carefully removed the card from the die and added Cosmic Shimmer Lava Black Embossing Powder from the Metallics & Darks Set and heat set. I cut 3 Spellbinders Medallion 8 Die D-Lites out of Milk Card (I didn't use the tiny centre die) and inked through the die with Fired Brick Distress Distress Ink.

I scored across the die cuts - at every point and every recess. I cut to the centre along the same line on each of the die cuts and then mounted and valley folded them - all the same way. I glued them together using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and then glued it on top of the burgundy die cut. I cut a flower out of burgundy card using Spellbinders Ornate Squares. I inked through the die with Perfect Medium, removed it from the die, added Lava Black Powder and heat set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Everyday Expressions Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Lava Black. I cut it out using Spellbinders Ornamental Tags 2 Die D-Lite.

I tied a bow using Burgundy/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and added a Black Dazzler.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    This is a very stunning card. I was traveling yesterday and missed the shows, so I look forward to seeing the cards from yesterday. Thanks

  2. Hi Julia. Lovely card. I love the medallion 8 dies, you have made it look brilliant. Great shows yesterday. Take care.

  3. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card I missed yesterday's show to but I know you it would have been great you do some stunning card for us crafters to see thank you Tracy w x

  4. Love the medallion dies, makes a great feature. Loved your show with Dean yesterday, so funny xx

  5. Hi Julia I saw the show with Hayley yesterday and I loved the card you made I am looking forward to seeing that one soon. Today's card is beautiful l like what you have done with the medallion die I must try this. Thanks for sharing. Jackie

  6. Hi Julia. So love this card with my favourite colour at the moment. Love the ornimental tag die.

    Great shows yesterday especially with Dean.

    Love Val in Spain xxx


  7. Hi Julia,

    Lovely card. I do enjoy playing with the waxes. X

  8. great acrd again Julia.Laura O

  9. Morning Julia, Great shows yesterday, I loved your repertoire with Dean, very 'risque' ha ha.
    Your card is lovely, loving the ornamental tag die-cut on it's side, such a different look.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Hi Julia, loved the shows, and this card is just beautiful, and an total inspiration. Loved all the samples shown, and those with Tatty Button were just wow. Bx

  11. Hi Julia. Of course I love this card, it's red. Sat watching your shows with a smile on my face. SueL

  12. Never thought of using the 'pub sign' die (LOL) vertically Julia, that's a new twist.

  13. Morning Julia
    Missed the shows yesterday sounds like they were a blast. Loving the card the colour combo is great.
    Amanda x

  14. Hi Julie,
    Gorgeous card this morning love the rosette type of flower. I enjoyed your shows yesterday....you always seem be having so uch fun with the presenters...especially Dean....you had me in stitches...what a double act you both make! Lol!

    Love Sheila xx

  15. Hi Julia love the shows yesterday with Dean so funny, and the card it lovely so colorful love Jean Z xx

  16. Great card Julia, love everything about it! Missed the shows yesterday but it sounds like you had a great time! Love Christine H xx

  17. Morning Julia, very pretty card, I love the way you have used the medallion die very effective.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  18. Morning Julia,
    Not sure about this one its rather dark maybe my screen but the layout is great.
    The double act show of Julia and Dean was great very entertaining, missed the later one as my daughter and grandchildren visited.

  19. Hi Julia great shows yesterday and today's card is lovely,I really like the burgundy card you have been using lately,I hope creative expressions brings it out soon!! Love how you've made a flower with the medallion, will def be giving that a go. Love Lesley x

  20. Hi Julia lovely card to day as always,I enjoyed your shows yerstday,it was so much fun with yourself and Dean,loved the demos, the high light for me was the FLOWER you made,it was stunning ,and I am going to try it ,a big thank you for all the inspiration

  21. Hello Julia, This is stunner, love the rich colour and the medallion rosette is fab, must try that when my dies arrive.
    I really enjoyed the shows yesterday, you and Dean are a great double act, I was in stitches. Massive thanks for all your inspiration, you are a joy to watch.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. Lovely card!!! I came across your blog a few days ago and have been reading along. I'm loving it! Keep up the good mood.
    Recently, a close friend of mine from Yorkshire created a website and I would like to share it with you, as I think you would like it too. It's called The Birthday Times (www.thebirthdaytimes.co.uk), and gives you the newspaper of the day of your birthday. It shows real events and facts of the day you were born. I already knew a few projects like this, but I think this one stands out a little bit from the rest. So, here's my tip! :)

  23. Another great card Julia

    xx Sandra

  24. Hi Julia, a great card and as Lesley said hope you bring the
    burgundy card to us soon. managed to watch shows from yesterday
    you were great.
    Nancyd xx

  25. Gorgeous! Love the colours and the embossing folder xx

  26. Gosh its got to this time and just realised I hadn't visited. Its my birthday, so please forgive. Love the rosette and what you have done with the sign. Your card that I won from the spotty potty arrived today and its fab. X

    1. Happy Birthday! So glad the card arrived today. Julia x

  27. Hi Julia great card and like the rosette. My rosettes never quite come out right

  28. Oh Julia you looked like you had such a lot of fun yesterday, you and Dean made me laugh. I loved the shows and got so many tips, thank you. I was so gob-smacked when you made the flower out of the Die D-Lites Petite Labels, with Hayley, it was beautiful. Anyway, back to today's card, such a lot going on. It is lovely and I like it a lot. Have a great day hugs Debbie R xx

  29. Lovely card Julia, love the rosette. xxx


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