Thursday 6 June 2013

A Cheerful Hello

Hi Bloggers.

This card is so simple to do but effective, I think.

For the background, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with my anti-static bag. I popped my tan mat on top of my base plate and the dusted piece of card face up on the tan mat. I inked all over the Raindrops Mask with Perfect Medium and placed it inked side down on top of my card, popped on my pink plate and ran it through the Grand Calibur. The ink transferred to the debossed pattern. I added Cosmic Shimmer Silver Lustre Embossing Powder and heat set.

I stamped the Tatty Button Rainy Days image using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Cloudy Blue Adirondack Dye Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Everyday Expressions Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I inked up one of the Spellbinders Gold Ivy dies with Perfect Medium and used it to cut out the sentiment. The ink transferred to the debossed sections. I added Silver Lustre Powder and heat set.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    This is very clever, I love the effects, some of the simple clever cards really talk to me, thanks for doing this one for another amazing Julia inspiration.

  2. Morning Julia, lovely easy card, love the shimmer embossing powders! Love Jean xxx

  3. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous card, but hope we don't have the background just yet! lol!
    Have a great day
    Lara xx

  4. Morning Julia
    Love this one is beautiful the background rain drop look good must get this one thank you x Tracy w x

  5. Hi Julia, brilliant card, love the raindrop background, another one to add to the need list. Bx

  6. Lovely card and as usual, great background. x

  7. Love this card! The raindrop background is very effective and the stamp is beautiful !

  8. Hi Julia. Great card, I love the raindrop background. Take care.

  9. I really love this card, it is wonderfully simple and I love the raindrop background

  10. Hi Julia. Really must try that background technique as it looks great. Love the Tatty button image. Lovely card.
    Hope you're settling into your new home.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  11. Morning Julia, I'm loving the raindrop mask and the silver lustre embossing powder on the de-bossing, it looks gorgeous and you managed to get a 'pop' of the sheen on your main piccie.
    Hope you are getting sorted in your new home.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. How lovely. Certainly less is more with this card. X

  13. Morning Julia, I hope the move went well and I expect you are still busy unpacking. I saw today's card on your shows and I just loved it then. It's even better in close up. I just love everything about this one. Kind regards Joanne K x

  14. Hi Julia. Not normally fond of Tatty Buttons but there was something about this card that I liked and it certainly made me buy the raindrop mask. SueL

  15. Morning Julia a very effective card love it, it would go great
    with a sentiment I use a lot "Sorry Your Feeling Under the Weather"
    for a get well card must get this mask.
    Nancyd xx

  16. Hi Julia, i had popped your blog into my search box without really thinking there would be anything there. How wrong was I. Its a lovely card so thanks Mrs Uber Organised. X Ros H

  17. Hi Julia,
    A very pretty card, love the simplicity and the background is fabulous as always.
    Hope you are getting sorted.

  18. Hi Julia,
    Simple but effective card. Love the raindrop mask.

  19. Hi Julia, love the background so unusual and the card is so pretty love Jean Z xx

  20. Hello Julia, A pretty card today, simple but sooo effective, love the stamp and raindrop folder.
    The debossing is soooo effective.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. nice card ,love the stamp too.Laura O

  22. Hi Julia,
    Such a delightful card today, love the raindrop forld and it goes so well the the image.
    Hope all is going well after the move.

    Love Sheila xx

  23. What a simple but stunning card - the emboss folder is fab and luv the way you have kept the colour-way so simple - luv it xx GailT xx

  24. Love this card, hope the move went well xx hazel

  25. good morning Julia
    A really lovely and cheerful card today, I love the raindrops embossing too.
    Do hope you are getting sorted and have not misplaced too much!

  26. Morning Julia,

    This is such a lovely card and I love the raindrop mask behind it, so effective.
    I hope you have managed to move safely and that you're not in too much of a mess.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  27. A great background with the raindrop mask.

    xx Sandra

  28. Good Morning Juluia first I hope your moving went well ?This card is a Wow,I love the background,sentiment,and all of the card.

  29. Hi Julia this stamp really looks great with this background. Hope the move went as planned

  30. I absolutely love everything about this card. That mask is fabulous xx

  31. Hi Julia

    Just love the tatty button card. Just love the Lustre embossing powders

  32. So pretty and delicate...just love it!

  33. Hi Julia ... love this card. The background is gorgeous (another to add to my "NEED" list). Love the stamp..
    Hope all went well with the move and you have done a lot of unpacking (craft room a priority)...

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  34. Love how you have created the background for this card. Its very effective. Karen.

  35. Hi Julia I just love this card simple but cool. Have a great day. Hugs Debbie R xx

  36. Hi Julia
    What a fabulous card love this stamp and must get this one and the girl on the swing in the same set. The raindrops double embossed background is so great for this stamp and so pretty.
    The curved matting basics die really does help to set off the stamp that you have inked around. I tend to get splodges of ink when I try to use a blending tool with a ink pad thing on it even if I try and angle it and dab it off first instead of blending nicely have you got any tips for not getting darker hard edged unblended dabs of (distress) ink when I try and do that?

    Love this card it's great for a get well soon card or a hello /just because card. I also love the way you got the ink in the gold ivy debossed areas so you could put embossing powder on it and heat set it to great effect.

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise


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