Saturday, 25 May 2013

Wishing You Flowers & Sunshine

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used Burgundy Card. I dusted it with my anti-static bag. I inked up the Justrite Autumn Damask Background with Perfect Medium and placed the card dusted side down onto the stamp. Keeping a couple of fingers in place, I rubbed all over the card to transfer the image. I carefully removed the card, added Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.

I cut 2 borders out of Burgundy Card using Spellbinders Persian Accents and added them to the top and bottom of my background.

I stamped the image from the Justrite Grateful Hearts Vintage Labels Two Clear Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Two Dies and inked through the die using Caramel Adirondack Dye Ink with Cut n Dry Foam. I coloured in mostly using Matt Drawing Inks. I used Blue Cotton from the Soft Velvet Set, Marigold & Scarlet Flame from the Autumn Shades Set (more on order) and Soft Moss from the Garden Twist Set (more on order). I popped a little Pale Gold Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics Mica Spray Set onto a tile, added a little water and used it to paint the small flourishes top and bottom. I went around the very edge of the die cut with Raisin Adirondack Dye Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Grateful Hearts set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Justrite Nested Oval Medallions Dies and inked through the die with Caramel Adirondack. I went around the very edge of the die cut with Raisin Adirondack.

I tied a bow using Burgundy/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and added a Black Dazzler (more on order of both those items).

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia
    Great card love the colours you have used Tracy w x

  2. a bit "heavy" in colours for me but love the stamp and layout I would probab;y do with lighter colours

  3. Morning Julia,
    love that card - it's good to see "old" dies being used - I must say I use my Persian motifs and accents a lot.
    Burgundy and gold is a winning colour combo in my book.

  4. Very rich and opulent looking today Julia. Like Rose in Chester, I love some of the older dies, the borders especially.

  5. Hi Julia today's card is stunning I love the rich colours. I hope you enjoy the long weekend. Jackie

  6. Hi Julia, Loving the colours so rich and vibrant at the same time, it looks so opulent. The embossed background looks stunning. I'm loving the dies and stamps. Have a great long weekend, and don't play, sorry work, to hard. Hugs Debbie R xx


  7. Hi Julia,

    Love the richness of this card. X

  8. Hi Julia. Love this one. The rich colours are beautiful and the image is great. Take care

  9. Morning Julia. Gorgeous. My wish list is groaning under its weight - will just have to lighten the load!! Lovely rich colours and the gold embossing is fabulous.
    Happy long weekend!
    Hugs Annie x

  10. Hi Julia. Your cards
    just keep getting better and better if thats possible.

    Love the burgundy and gold together.

    Beautiful stamp.

    Have a good weekend.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  11. Hi Julia, This card is really striking i love it the colors are great well done love Jean Z xx

  12. Hi Julia, this card is a lovely sumptuous card. Classic colours, beautifully put together. Bx

  13. Hi Julia
    This is a very rich card although a little too dark for me. I can see this working well with lighter colours so I am going to give this one a try. Hoping you and everyone have a good holiday weekend.

  14. Morning Julia,
    Sorry, not for me this one, it's just too busy and the colours are too bold. However, I do love the stamp and the layout of the card.
    Have a good weekend.

  15. Good morning Julia and everyone.
    Wow! Im not mad for the stamp but I love the background. The borders are fabulous.x

  16. Morning Julia, ... Beautiful card. I love the colours you have used, very vibrant. Have a great weekend.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  17. Hi Julia. A very regal looking card today. A special occasion card I would say. SueL

  18. Thanks for sharing this one Julia, I just love it and with a different image and sentiment it would look good as a Christmas card as well. Even an Oriental theme would go with these colours

    Have a great weekend

    xx Sandra

  19. Morning Julia, what a bright and cheery card for today. Really beautiful. Kind regards Joanne K x

  20. Morning Julia lovely card xx hazel

  21. What a different and opulent card xx very nice xx GailT xx

  22. Hi Julia,
    Fabulous card today, I loved it when I saw it on C&C and you demoed it. Hope you manage to get a bit of relaxing time this weekend even though you have a show on Monday.

    Love Sheila xx

  23. Good morning Julia,
    This makes a grey day feel brighter, beautiful card....

  24. Hello Julia, Rich and opulent card today, love the background and the stamp is fabulous.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  25. Lovely card Julia. The colours go very well together.

  26. I thought how striking this card was when you did your demonstration of it. Regards Jackie D

  27. Good evening Julia,
    I think you and Sue have been planning been you what you are going to put up each day as you have gone for the beautiful richness of the red and gold today as well. Equally as beautiful and elegant and a card that could bestow a queen.
    Crafty hugs
    Norah x

  28. Hi Julia, a very opulent card today like it but a bit dark for
    me watched you demo it and it was great love the background I think it's the stamp thats a bit too colourful for me but a lot
    of your followers are loving it so I suppose it woiuldn't doif
    all our tastes were the same, hope you have a nice bank holiday
    so far the weather here in Scotland has beem beautiful but it
    won't last long probably.
    Nancyd xx

  29. Beautiful card Julia, love the background, a very rich looking card, I love it! xxx

  30. Hi Julia, beautiful card, colours are very rich and opulent a very expensive looking card.
    Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

  31. Hi Julia

    Like the design of this card. However, I'm not to sure about the background on this one.

  32. Hi Julia, A gorgeous card, very Persian in style, colours are so lush and decadent. I love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  33. Hi Julia, very regal looking card today but not sure when I could use its decadent style. Probably to impress someone.
    Regards Ros Hodgkins x

  34. What a gorgeous card this is absolutely sumptuous and richly decadent. Absolutely love the background against the Persian border.
    The focal stamped image is so pretty love the way you've coloured it in especially the mica gold swirls.
    This would brighten the day of the recipient whatever the occasion.
    Best wishes from Katie-Louise


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