Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Thanks ever so much

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with my anti static bag and popped it on to my tan mat which was on my base plate. I inked up the Argyle Mask with Perfect Medium, popped it face down onto my dusted card, popped the pink embossing plate on top and ran it through the Grand Calibur. The Perfect Medium transferred to the debossed pattern. I added Cosmic Shimmer Amethyst Mist Lustre Embossing Powder and heat set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Classic Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I added Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder but did not heat set yet. I stamped the frame from the Justrite Vintage Labels Four Stamp Set around the sentiment, again using Jet Black Archival adding Clear Powder and then I heat set. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks. I used Meadow Lime from the Garden Twist Set, Summer Haze from the Soft Velvet Set and Sunflower from the Summer Fayre Set (more on order). I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four Dies.

I cut 2 Heartfelt Creations Decorative Butterfly Corners out of lavender card.

I stamped 2 of the little flower stamps from the same Justrite Stamp Set and coloured them in with the Matt Drawing Inks. I cut them out with scissors and went around the edges with a black promarker to hide any white bits.

I tied a bow using White Crochet Ribbon and added a Lavender Dazzler.

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

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peak from Thursday's shows.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    I absolutely love the background on this card it is fantastic... Very pretty card today.. See you on TV this week... Yeah

  2. Morning Julia
    Here you go again with the backgrounds ( I seem to be obsessed with yours) this is a fantastic technique. Love the card so very pretty.
    Amanda x

  3. Hi Julia. This card is so lovely. The Queen of backgrounds strikes again. Love the amethyst as its my birth stone.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  4. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card love the background must get this one the colours are great together thank you Tracy w x

  5. Morning Julia. Fabulous background, what a nice emb. Folder, I haven't seen it before. I'm waiting for delivery of ,the decorative corners, they are so pretty. Love the little flower in the corner too. I'll catch some of your first show tomorrow before going to work, have to try and sneak your second at work, I'll take a late lunch hour! Good luck with them
    Hugs Annie

  6. Good morning Julia this card is stunning I love the colours. I'm looking forward to seeing your shows tomorrow. Happy preping. Jackie

  7. Hi Julia, another beautiful card, love the colours, very feminine. Looking forward to Thursdays shows. Bx

  8. Morning Julia, another beautiful card, love the background, love the stamp, love it all! Love Jean xxx

  9. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, loving the background, the argyle mask is beautiful, and used like this it is stunning. lovely colours. Looking forward to your sneaky peek tomorrow.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Good morning Julia,
    Love the card today, that flower stamp looks amazing when coloured in!
    Background looks fab too, your cards are quite simple but quite effective !
    Crafty hugs, as always,
    Sandra Riley xxxx

  11. Very pretty, loving the background and the corners

  12. Gorgeous card Julia, looking forward to your shows tomorrow

  13. Good morning Julia,
    I really do like the crocheted cotton lace bow, it satisfies the need in me to feel things. This card you do well for a blind person in such that because you have all the different textures in it, they could feel the card to see what it looks like. I think these beautiful lace corners dies are going to have to find their way into my house.
    Sorry it wasn't probably what you wanted to know how i have described your beautiful work, but having a blind friend in America, she would love this card because she could see it through her fingers.
    Take care
    Crafty hugs and love

  14. Gorgeous card Julia love everything about it xx hazel

  15. Hi Julia

    Love today's card Julia. These dies will also have to go on my wish list, which is getting bigger every day. I'll go and record Thursday's show.

  16. Hi Julia. Lovely card. The crochet ribbon is beautiful. Lookingforward to Thursdays show. Take care.

  17. Such a bright and cheery card for today. Really pretty. Kind regards Joanne K x

  18. Morning Julia, a really pretty card today as usual
    your background is fabulous love this mask so must
    try this one.
    Nancyd xx

  19. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous!! Love every element you have used to create this pretty work of art!
    I NEED all the items you have used, and your creative know how!
    Thanks for sharing
    Have a great day
    Lara xxx


  20. Hi Julia,

    What a beautiful card. X

  21. Beautiful card Julia, love the background mask, so effective.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  22. Hi Julia, The stamping and colouring really make this card. Regards Jackie D

  23. Morning Julia,
    Very pretty card,Love the background you have created.

  24. Hi Julia, Love the card and the background is lovely.The lace corner die is so pretty love it.. love Jean Z xx

  25. Hi Julia
    i love this beautiful card. Especially the flower stamps that you've coloured with the inks. The embossed and embossing powdered embossed argyle pattern in the background is great so pretty. I aim to buy the butterfly corner dies at some point when I have a little money on me!
    As its such a pretty die and so useful for making the corners of cards so beautiful.
    The lace bow is so pretty also and I have lots of dazzlers I can't do without them!

    Great card Julia,

    Best wishes from Katie-Louise

  26. very nice card ,love the corner die and the background is fab.Laura O

  27. Hello Julia. Beautiful card, love the stamping and colouring. You really are the queen of backgrounds, this one is gorgeous. Looking forward to tomorrow's sneak peek, will be watching Thursdays shows.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  28. Hi Julia, this is a lovely card, the colours are very soothing, and great combination, love the background its stunning..

  29. What a lovely card today Julia, love everything about this one

    xx Sandra

  30. Hi Julia
    What a very pretty card so delicate I love it, and the background looks super.

  31. Hi Julia, ... The background is gorgeous. The card is very pretty. I must add these stamps to my "NEED" list.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  32. Hi Julia. I really like this card with its pretty soft colours. SueL

  33. Stunner Julia, what more can you say. I am not keen on the labels when used the other way round but this way round they just work. Hope you are now well settled
    hugs Lynn

  34. Hi Julia, lovely subtle card perfect for female friends and relatives. Hope you are settled in your new home now. X Ros

  35. A lovely card Julia, I will have to try out the background.

  36. Hi Julia this is a lovely card with yet another great background! I really love the justrite stamps as they are very good quality and very versatile. Looking forward to your sneak peek from Thursdays show love Lesley x

  37. Hi Julia great colours and a very pretty card x

  38. Hi Julia what a beautiful card. Loving the background technique, it's lovely. Looking forward to Thursdays shows. Hugs Debbie R xx

  39. this is so beautiful! I am looking forward to the sneaky peeks! xx


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