Sunday 11 August 2013

Make a Splash

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your comments and emails yesterday. Glad you enjoyed the shows.

Here's a demo card from yesterday (sorry about the picture quality) -

For the background, I used Coconut White Card. I stated by randomly inking through the Grid Mask using Antique Linen Distress Ink. Then, with the stamp in my hand, using the same ink pad, I randomly stamped the Justrite Garden Gate Background. Finally, I stamped the starfish from the Justrite At the Beach Oval Medallion Labels Stamp Set, again using Antique Linen. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Chiaro Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design (this is a repeating pattern) and then inked around the edges with Antique Linen.

I stamped the main image from the At the Beach Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Olympic Gold Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Nested Oval Medallion Labels Dies and inked through the die with Antique Linen.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Warmest Wishes Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Olympic Gold Lustre. I cut it out using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and inked through the die with Antique Linen.

I stamped a couple of the shells from the At the Beach set and the Starfish using Perfect Medium and embossed with Olympic Gold Lustre. I cut them out using scissors and added them to the card using 3d Foam.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia
    This is a lovely card. I saw it yesterday on C&C and thought it looked so effective. I really like the one colour technique and it's not something I've tried yet as I love background papers. One to try though I think.
    Lisa x

  2. Lovely card , I saw this one on your show and thought the background was very effective must give it a go!

  3. Morning Julia
    I watched the shows yesterday you are brilliant and your banter with Nigel was so funny thank you also the cards are lovely take care Kitty.

  4. Hi Julia, loved this demo yesterday. your shows were great, though I had to watch a bit later. The die and stamps sets are great xx

  5. Hi Julia,
    I only managed to catch the morning show as we had promised to take out daughter out so I hope it's repeated. Gorgeous card this morning, I love it.

    Love Sheila xx

  6. Hi Julia. Love the card and the sentiment could have been written for me as I always feel so calm and peaceful on the beach! Glad the shows went well. I missed the first (failed recording, again!). Love you and Nigel together, so funny. Hope you can get a rest today. Take care.

  7. Morning Julia, managed to catch your first show yesterday but my neighbour came in just as the second show started so missed it! Your cards yesterday were brilliant and I love this oe too. Love Jean xxx

  8. hi julia
    love the card the colours are great thank you tracy w x

  9. Morning Julia, Your card is gorgeous, it was brilliant watching you demo this on tv, really gorgeous.
    I am still laughing from your show with Nigel, you started my chuckling when you mentioned "messing about in Shawn's pants !!!", then a little later when Nigel was saying "did you just re-adjust your bra then Julia !!", I must admit I had to re-wind my Virgin box, as I had not noticed, then he wouldn't shut up about it, and your face was going more and more red, it was honestly so very funny, you have a fantastic rapport with Nigel. I hope you have recovered now ha ha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Morning Julia,
    Love the one colour technique. Only saw the first show yesterday. Sounds like the one wqith Nigel was fun sorry I missed it.

  11. Morning Julia. a great card watched your shows last
    night you were great you and Nigel could do a double act
    you are so funny together I saw you snap your bra strap
    and just knew he wouldn't let it go and he didn't it was
    just unfortunate he was reading an email or you might have
    got away with it fabulous.
    Nancyd xx

  12. Good morning Sue I did manage to see both shows yesterday and saw this card being made. It is stunning and I must have a go at making my own backgrounds. You did seem to have lots of fun with Nigel. I hope you have a good rest today. Jackie

  13. Stunning card today Julia, love the colours. Really enjoyed the shows yesterday


  14. Morning Julia,

    Really like this card. It shows the different products beautifully.

    Enjoyed your shows very much. X

  15. Good morning Julia, hope you are well. Thanks for the great shows yesterday and all the fab samples. Well done!! Kind regards Joanne K x

  16. Hello Julia, amazing card, have not watched the recorded shows yet, looking forward to them. Bx

  17. Great shows Julia - you always seem so relaxed on TV. Love this card and so many of the other samples were gorgeous. Hope we get to see some more of them on your blog. Pat x

  18. Thank you Julia, great shows and I love this card, absolutely brilliant.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie Jacobs

  19. Hi Julia

    Love today's card. So apt with this nice weather. recorded your shows as usual, but didn't get to see them live as we were away.

  20. Hello Julia, Stunning card, love the one coloured card, this one is fun. Sadly I missed both shows, had to go out, my loss, I hope they repeat them, sounds like you had fun..
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. Hi Julia. Great shows yesterday. just love this card.
    Love Val x

  22. Another beauty Julia

    xx Sandra

  23. Hi Julia, watched both shows yesterday loved them, I loved the navy and white card you did. This one is nice too love Jean Z xx

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  25. Hi Julia, Lovely card. I made a similar card for my husband for Father's Day.

  26. Afternoon Julia
    Loved the shows yesterday really inspirational. Love todays card very subtle use of colour.
    Amanda x

  27. Loved your shows this week! Spent too much money but who cares - you can't take it with you! Brill demos and can't wait for everything to come! Very clear instructions and plenty of laughter!
    Thanks Judy x

  28. Super card Julia, loved it when I saw it on TV yesterday..your shows were fabulous..especially you and Nigel having a lot of fun! Carole Z X

  29. Shows were great, Julia, lots of fun! Love this card, the stamp is great and can be used in many ways.

  30. Hi Julia I saw you demo this card and I think it's great! Love the background you created on this card by stamping and inking it as well as embossing it. The focal image is a lovely stamp and a great colour match with the gold embossing powder together with the antique linen distress ink. I thoroughly enjoyed your demos always such an inspiration and informative as well as a bit fun. I spent lots of money I shouldn't have but enjoyed doing it! Thank goodness for flexipay! Good to see you on our screens, I look forward to the next show.
    Best wishes from Katie-Louise

  31. I love to see your demo's and you do make me laugh! The bit about your bra strap and what Nigel said, it was great. I hope anyone that was watching the show and were feeling down that would have made them feel a bit better in themselves. Love Jayne xx


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