Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Garden of Life

Hi Bloggers.

Before I share today's card, I'd just like to say thank you to everyone who has clicked 'like' on my Julia Watts Crafts page.  A few people of sent me friend requests - my personal facebook is only for friends and family - sorry. All my news goes on my Julia Watts Crafts page and here on the blog.

Here's today's card -

This is one of the rare occasions when I used a backing paper. It's from the Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendour Paper Pad which I had been given. It seemed rude not to use it even though the pad was not included in the show.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Natures Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival in the top left hand corner. I wrapped a piece of White Crochet Ribbon around the centre.

I stamped the Blooming Dahlia  using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using scissors and coloured using Milled Lavender Distress Marker. There's only one layer on this card, you could decoupage this flower into lots of layers. I stamped some leaves from the Bold Leaf stamp set using Crushed Olive Distress Marker. I cut them out with the Classic Leaf Die Set.

Just to show how well other dies work with set, I cut aHeartfelt Creations Decorative Lattice Swirl out of Coconut White Card.

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

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peak from Friday's shows - mmm what to share first?

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

30 comments:

  1. Morning Julia,a beautiful card I just love that Dahlia stamp and the backing paper is gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card my favoured colour the dahlia stamp looks great must get this one I will put in on my christmas list thank you Tracy w x

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  3. Pretty card, can't wait to see your new samples

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  4. Morning Julia
    thank you a very pretty card. take care, Kitty

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  5. Hi Julia. Very pretty. I love the dahlia. Even just one layer looks great. Take care.

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  6. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card today and I must say the backing paper is lovely too!

    Love the overall composition of the card.

    Looking forward to tomorrows peaks, Ohhh I can see be being our of pocket again come Friday lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

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  7. Morning Julia, Love it !! love it !! love it !! the backing paper is gorgeous, and the dahlia stamp is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  8. Hi Julia, a beautiful card and really gorgeous backing paper. Great sneak peeks, love them, hopefully will be able to watch the shows. Bx

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  9. Fabulous card Julia, that background paper is gorgeous. I'll be watching and recording the shows. Pat x

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  10. Morning Julia, love the background paper, think we need them, love the Dahlia stamp too! Love Jean xxx

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  11. Love the Dahlia stamp and how you have used it, also the background paper is beautiful and sets it off perfectly!

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  12. Morning Julia
    The background paper is lovely! It's a really nice card that would be good for a get well as the flower is very cheery.
    Lisa x

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  13. Gorgeous card love the colours xx hazel

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  14. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous everything about it is beautiful. Have a good day. Jackie

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  15. Hi Julia,

    Lovely colours. The card is great. X

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  16. My favourite colours! Love this card, Julia, so pretty. Hugs x

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  17. Morning Julia,
    Great cad, very pretty background paper. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us.
    Lydia
    X

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  18. Gorgeous stamp and card Julia, it is so pretty

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  19. Morning Julia I was one of those people requesting you to be my friend, but I now follow you on your blog. Do you make your cards in the early hours of the morning or are they done the night before. I love all your work you are a very talented lady and you can see in your work you love what you do, even though card making is now your job I remember you saying on c&c. Love the papers.

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  20. lovely stamp and this die is fab .Laura O

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  21. A beautiful and elegant card.x

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  22. Hi Julia. Beautiful paper and die.
    Love Val x

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  23. Love the lilac with the Dahlia, Julia. But you are a tease about the show!

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  24. Morning Julia, beautiful card, I do love the colours ( being my favourites). That stamp set is on my wish list.

    Have a great day
    hugs Lynn

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  25. Morning Julia, a lovely card. Love the stamps.

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  26. Hi Julia, Such a pretty card everything about it is lovely .Love Jean Z xx

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  27. Hello Julia, Pretty card, the paper compliments the dahlia perfectly and would make a lovely get well card. Love the colours and the sentiment. Ooooh I love sneak peeks.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

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  28. Hi Julia lovely card Julia love everything about it ,off now to click like on your page.
    Smiles
    Ita

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  29. Love this Julia and I do like that backing paper

    xx Sandra

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  30. Lovely card and gorgeous backing paper. x

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