Wednesday 19 June 2013

Just wanted to say Hello

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card (I'll be mixing it up a bit over the next couple of weeks as I have have samples from a few different shows to share) -

For the background, I inked through the Patchwork Quilt Mask with Mustard Seed Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I moved the mask along the card to extend the design (you have to turn the mask till you find a fit with the existing inked pattern). I stamped over the top with one of the flourishes from the Heartfelt Creations Rye Grass Flourish Stamp Set using Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then popped it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Extra Flint Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Mustard Seed.

I stamped the Sunflowers from the Creative Expressions Posy Florals 2 Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I used Sunflower from the Summer Fayre Set (more on order), Meadow Lime & Soft Moss from the Garden Twist Set and Umber from the Autumn Shades Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge and inked through the die with Mustard Seed.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 25 and inked through the die with Mustard Seed.

I tied a bow using Cream Satin Edged Organza. I pressed a  Fancy Pearl Embellishment into a Perfect Medium Pad, sprinkled with Cosmic Shimmer Tropic Yellow Lustre Embossing Powder, 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,
    What a perfect card for,a rainy grey morning, I know the sun will come up. I love how you use bold bright colors, anyone would be so pleased to receive your fantastic creative,cards. Thanks

  2. Morning Julia
    Just what was needed to cheer up a drab morning a super sunny card. The mustard seed really pops but is tamed by the hints of white sensational.
    Amanda x

  3. Fabulous sunny smiley card, Julia. In complete contrast to the weather this morning!
    Hugs Annie

  4. Morning Julia
    Beautiful card love the sunny colours you have used thank you Tracy w x

  5. Hi Julia, what a lovely summery card on what promises to be an equally bright day. Bx

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful it is so bright and cheerful. Jackie

  7. Morning Julia, a beautiful, bright, cheerful card. Love the stamp. Love Jean xxx

  8. Lovely summery card just what we need to kick start the summer. xx hazel

  9. Gorgeous card today, the first thought that came into my mind was "all things bright and beautiful!!!
    Sandra xxxx

  10. Morning Julia, A lovely bright and colourful, summery card today, loving the background and the focal image is beautiful. Love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Good morning Julia,
    Wow, i see you are bringing the sunshine to the people that are not as fortunate as i am today at having the sun shine above today. What a bright cheery card you have made us today, so bright i need the sunglasses. I must say though Julia,i love your flower stamp and the way you have coloured it in. You have made a lovely job of it, that i think you must have been the colouring and pencils, pens, charcoals whatever when you were small.
    Anyway enjoy your day
    Norah x

  12. Good morning Julia and everyone. A little dull outside my window at the moment so its great to see a ray of sunshine beaming from your blog. My spotty potty card arrived yesterday. Its fabulous so thank you so much. Will definitely be getting that heart mask. . . . . Its a need, not a want. . . .honest! x

  13. Hi Julia

    A lovely bright and cheery card today. This reminds me of the sunshine that we are supposed to have today. It looks like your card just might be it today. Dull and overcast here today. I wish this summer would arrive.

  14. Morning Julia,
    A bright and cheerful card just what we need when its dull outside. When are we going to get summer? Yellow is a colour that I would not normally use myself but you have used to a great effect.

  15. Such a beautiful bright card, so summery, looks like being another scorcher here, yesterday I think summer finally arrived

  16. Morning Julia, a lovely cheery card this morning like our morning
    we seem to be getting better weather here in Scotland than a lot of
    your followers this will be our summer so long may it last.
    Nancyd xx

  17. Hi Julia, Love this card the colours are beautiful and bright Love Jean Z xx

  18. I love the layout and stamp on this card Julia but I'm not a great fan of such a bright yellow although it's very cheery on such a dull day as we have here in the south east

    xx Sandra

  19. Beautiful card Julia, lovely and bright. Cheered up my day. Thank you

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  20. Morning Julia, Very pretty card, love the colour very bright.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  21. Hi Jullia
    Wow....the sunshine!!! I feel blessed in two ways, to be able to see it here in Belfast (sorry to the folks who aren't as fortunate today...yet) and HERE on the screen!
    Your card is gorgeous, I can't stop smiling...the it!!!
    Love all the elements used to create ...Happiness, that is your card!
    Have a great day
    Lara xxx

  22. Good morning Julia and oh wow, what a lovely bright and sunny card, it really lifts the spirits. Something else to add to my wish list, I love the stamp.

    Have a great day Lynn

  23. Hi Julia,
    Such a very pretty and sunny card today, love the flower image.

    Love Sheila xx

  24. Wow - this would certainly wake you up when you opened it - what a luvly bright card xx GailT xx

  25. What a bright and happy card Julia, just wish we had some sunshine here. I'm off to our U3A summer tea party this afternoon - think it will be optimistic to think of getting out summer clothes and sandals!! Regards Jackie D

  26. Good morning Julia
    What a bright and cheery card so summer like or at least what summer is supposed to be like, we live in hope!
    I love the background and the main element is beautiful, as always great and easy to follow instructions thanks.

  27. what a lovely bright and fresh card today, can't help but make you smile.. thanks for the inspirations x

  28. fantastic stamp,lovely card .Laura O

  29. Hello Julia, This is a lovely summery card, love the bright fresh colours, the layout is beautiful and must get that stamp.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  30. Hi Julia fantastic card and the lemon has a lovely summer feel to it,thanks fro the inspiration.

  31. A beautiful bright summery card.

  32. Hi Julia, love this card, such a pretty piece of summer sunshine! Carole Z X

  33. Hi Julia. I love the yellows that you use. They look even better on the tv than on my screen. Lovely card. Take care.


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