Monday 22 July 2013

There are always flowers

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's sunny card -

For the background, I just stamped part of the Elemental Swirl along the top and the bottom using Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and ran it through the Grand Calibur using the Couture Creations Ooh La La Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Scattered Straw using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the Sunflower Corner twice 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), Umber (from the Autumn Shades Set) and Soft Moss from the Garden Twist Set). On the second image, I just coloured in the flower heads. I cut them out with scissors and went around the edges with a black promarker to hide an white bits. I gave them a bit of shape with my bone folder. I cut the main image out using Spellbinders Card Creator Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Scattered Straw. I then popped the cut out sunflower heads on top with a bit of 3d foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Thoughtful Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Card Creator Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Scattered Straw.

I tied a bow using White Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon. I pressed a Fancy Pearl Embellishment into a Perfect Medium Pad, added 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 Golden Pearl around the edges.

The Custard Card I used for my mats on this card should hopefully be in my Amazon Store by the end of the week. I still have some Christmas Justrite Stamp Sets left - please see this post if you're interested.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Such a bright and cheerful card, love it xx

  2. Morning Julia
    thank you lovely card take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia
    Fabulous card - love the background looks very tactile.
    Amanda x

  4. Good morning Julia I love this card the sunflowers are gorgeous and the background stunning. Have a good week. Jackie

  5. Beautiful card Julia, I love sunflowers and the colour yellow, so bright and cheerful, thank you.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Morning Julia, A beautiful, summery-looking card, I love it, the scroll stamp is gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Hi Julia. Great card. Jacquie has said everything that I was thinking, lol. Take care.

  8. Hi Julia, just what we need, a bright sunny card for a dull morning. Love it. Bx

  9. a really pretty card ,love the sunflower stamp ,so nice .Laura O


  10. Morning Julia,

    Pretty card. Bright and cheerful. X

  11. Hello Julia, A bright sunny card to cheer up a dull morning. The sunflowers are gorgeous and love the background and sentiment.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  12. A lovely summery card on a rather grey morning. The background is gorgeous and I love the bright sunflower. Pat x

  13. Another masterpiece Julia. Absolutely stunning.
    love Valx

  14. Good morning Julia and everyone.
    Lovely bright, sunny card on am overcast day. x

  15. Hi Julia.This is lovely, Yellow is not a colour I use often, but
    seeing this i think i should broaden my horizon's

  16. Morning Julia,
    A bright sunny card to go with the sunny day we have after two dull days. Love the sunflower stamp.

  17. Morning Julia, a very pretty card. Love the sunflower stamp x

  18. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card today full of sunshine and would cheer anyone's day up.

    Love Sheila xx

  19. and it is a bright sunny card Julia, just what we need. The layered up sunflowers look so good and I love the sentiment you have used. Best wishes Jackie D

  20. Morning Julia, a very pretty and bright card don't use yellow
    much but must try as it would brighten up anyones day.
    Nancyd xx

  21. I just love the sunflower stamp makes a very summery card love Jean Z xxx

  22. Hi Julia what a lovely bright and sunny card this is,I love sunflowers they always put a smile on my face don't know why!! Lol love Lesley x

  23. Hi Julia lovely card I love the colours,I still have not seen your shows,sport on all day yerstday ,hopefully tonight.

  24. A lovely bright card today, very summery

    xx Sandra

  25. Bright and sunny just like today. Thanks Julia. Kind regards Joanne K x

  26. Another beautiful card Julia, I really do love the corners.

  27. Hi Julia

    Just love this custard card. What a lovely sunny card you've done for us today.

  28. Hi Julia, now this is more my colour of card, nice sunny and fresh looking.
    X Ros


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