Saturday 15 June 2013

If friends were flowers .....

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I popped my tan mat onto my base plate. I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with my anti static bag and placed it dusted side up on my tan mat. I inked up the Lattice mask with Perfect Medium and placed it inked side down on top of the dusted card. I added the pink embossing plate and ran it through the Grand Calibur. The ink transferred to the debossed pattern. I added Cosmic Shimmer Burnt Red Lustre Embossing Powder, tapped off the excess and heat set. I used a dry wet wipe to remove most of the excess mica.

I stamped the rose cluster from the Posy Florals 2 Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Burnt Red Lustre. I cut it out using scissors leaving a narrow white border. I cut a Spellbinders Labels 28 and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I cut a Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge die and at the emboss stage added the Couture Creations Super Powder Puff Embossing Folder, I inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Burnt Red Lustre. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 28 and inked though the die with Victorian Velvet.

I tied a bow using Rose Satin Edged Organza. I added a Fancy Pearl Embellishment and a couple of White Pearl Decorative Stick Pins.

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

I'll be back tomorrow with a card from tomorrow's wedding themed shows.

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Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    This is a beautiful and bright card, a delight to,receive. Will you ever carry the dusting bags? Looking forward to the wedding shows. I like the themed ones. Enjoy

  2. Morning Julia, another lovely card, love the background. Love Jean xxx

  3. Good morning Julia this card is beautiful I love the colours on this one. I'm looking forward to seeing the shows tomorrow I hope they don't mess you around like the other day. Jackie

  4. This is such a summery card,love the colours xx

  5. Hi Julia
    Stunning card will be watching you thank you x

  6. Hi Julia. This is a lovely bright card, I love the rose cluster, it is so pretty. Fingers crossed for you at C & C tomorrow! Take care.

  7. Hi Julia, what a lovely summery card, love the colours you have used. Some more Julia inspiration on a Sunday. Fabulous. Bx

  8. Pretty card Julia, love the background. Hope tomorrows shows go well and nothing gets cancelled. Enjoy the weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x


  9. Hi Julia,

    Wow! This card zings out to you. Lovely. X

  10. Hi Julia. Love the colour of todays card - its so bright and sunny.
    Just in case you think i have deserted you(and I never would) I won't be commenting for a while as i'm away where I'll have no internet or tele.
    Will have so many lovely cards to catch up on when i get back.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

  11. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, great background as always. Lets hope tomorrows shows without a hitch.

  12. Hi Julia

    Lovely card today and I love the colours. Will be recording tomorrow's shows. That's if they don't get cancelled again. I was so cross I emailed in to ask why they were cancelled. After all the hard work you put in to making the cards, it's very bad form for them to do that.

  13. Hi Julia. Just as I think I don't want something you show a card and I neeeed it. Lovely card and colour. SueL

  14. Once again an amazing background Julia
    Love the colour.

    xx Sandra

  15. Morning Julia
    Fabulous card today, really pops off the page. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow, well that's if they let you on....
    Amanda x

  16. What a really pretty card and luv the colours xx GailT xx

  17. Morning Julia, A really pretty card, loving the colourway too. I am so glad that you have given a mini tutorial on the layering of the masks with the perfect medium on, I really need to try this technique as I always think it give absolutely stunning results.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. hi Julia, I love the colour you have chosen and the ribbon is very pretty but the background is, for me, a bit too dominant, sorry. Regards Jackie D

  19. Hi Julia, I love the card especially the background it is a strong color but i think it's great love Jean Z xx ps thanks for the instructions for to do the background xx

  20. Hi Julia ... another beautiful card .. i love the background.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  21. Love this card Julia, such a beautiful colour. i bought both the masks and the embossing powders so may have a go at this one.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  22. Hi Julia,
    I've been away for the last 5 days so that's why I haven't left any comments....but todat's card is stunning and such beautiful colours. Hope you are setting down in your new home and are happy to be there.

    Love Sheila xx

  23. Hello Julia, This card is sooo pretty, love the colours and the stamps. The background as always is stunning. Will be watching tomorrow, hope they let you on..
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  24. Good morning Julia and oh wow, this card is gorgeous, very pretty. My wish list is now so long and you are not helping it.

    Have a great day,
    hugs Lynn

  25. Morning Julia, a very pretty card love the background
    and colours you haved used.
    Nancyd xx

  26. Hi Julia, I like the bright cheery look to this card. Would make anyone happy to receive it.
    X Ros

  27. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love everything about it and your instructions are so detailed thank you.

  28. Hi Julia love this card and really like the embossing, I must give this technique a go as its very effective. Good luck for tomorrow hope they don't muck you about again!! Love Lesley x

  29. Beautiful card Julia, love the background and pink is one of my favourite colours.
    Looking forward to your shows tommorrow!!!!!

  30. Fabulous background again. Thanks for the sandwich instructions.
    I too emailed C&C the other day, but all they said was it was a schedule change! I replied that I had worked that out for myself but wanted to know why but they didn't explain.
    If they do it again, Im sure their email will melt down with complaints.
    Good luck for tomorrow. x

  31. nice card again ,look forward to tomorrow's shows.Laura O


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