Monday 2 September 2013

A Special Something

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your orders from my Amazon Shop over the weekend - much appreciated.

Here's today's card -

The background has been created using the Spellbinders Crisscross Expandable Pattern Die. This die is such a lovely die to use - it cuts beautifully, is easy to line up to expand the design and the bits knock out of the die really easily. I popped some foundations patterned paper behind the design.

I stamped the Vintage Dressform using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Marine Sea Lustre Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the 2 largest dies in the Spellbinders Nobel Rectangles die set and inked through the die with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I cut a backer out of foundations paper using just the largest die in the set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Heartfelt Sentiments Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Marine Sea Lustre. I cut it out using Spellbinders Pearl Effects and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I made 3 little scrunched up flowers using the little flower die in the Pearl Effects set. I used 3 flower die cuts for each flower. I added some leaves cut from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die Set and some left over bits from some Pearl Swirls.

I assembed the card as shown adding some White Pearls in the corners.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a fabulous card I am loving this crisscross
    die really a must have saw you demo it on C&C and
    these small flowers are great.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia
    love criss cross background thank you the card is lovely. Take care Kitty

  3. Morning Julia
    I love the background die and of course the pearl effects. Am not sure about the stamp tho - I much prefer flowers or a scene.
    Lisa x

  4. Hi Julia
    I love the background die for this card must have this my christmas list getting bigger and bigger every day back to the card it's stunning love the vintage dress form stamp thank you for all your ideas Tracy w x

  5. Good morning Julia this card is beautiful I do like the background very much another thing to add to my wish list. I have your shows recorded I am hoping to have some time to watch them later today. Have a great day. Jackie

  6. Morning Julia, love this card and the background die is great, must get that on my wish list! /thank you
    Marion B

  7. Morning Julia
    Love this card, the background die is a definite must have, but then so is Nobel Rectangles and also Sea Pearl - I often wonder if my need list will ever shorten....
    Amanda x

  8. Morning Julia, I love this new Crisscross die, and also the new Nobel rectangles die too, I'm waiting for mine to come. Love this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Pretty card, loved those little flowers when you demonstrated them, add a nice feature xx


  10. Morning Julia,

    Pretty card. Love all the elements. X

  11. Hi Julia, very feminine card, love that expandable die. Have a great Monday. Bx

  12. Morning Julia running out of descriptive words to use. All your cards are gorgeous and I wish I had all the lovely stash you have to make such beautiful cards.

  13. Lovely card Julia love the colours and that crisscross die xx hazel

  14. Morning Julia, love that background die! It looks so effective, beautiful card! Love Jean xxx

  15. Hi Julia. Lovely card in my favourite colours. Great background die! It is another addition to my wish list. Take care.

  16. Morning Julia,
    Oh dear more dies to go onto my never ending wish list love what you have done on today's card, just lovely.

  17. Hello Julia, Love this delicate card, the background die is on my ever growing wish list. My order from your shows has just arrived yippee!! have to das to open it.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Hi Julia, just love the card and the background is lovely, you are doing a wonderful job with all the dies love Jean Z xx

  19. Good morning Julia, loving the background criss cross die which went on my list when I saw you make this card!! Best wishes Jackie D

  20. Hi Julia,

    Love the card - really pretty. Have ordered the Nobel die from your show on C&C but would love the Crisscross die. Wonder if it is on your web site, will go there now to see.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  21. Good morning Julia, the criss cross die is beautiful and creates a great background. Feel this may HAVE to go onto my wish list too! x

  22. Hi Julia, lovely card, the criss cross die is very striking and if you sell it I would like to buy it.
    X Ros

  23. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card today, love the background die so versatile. love the flowers too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  24. What a beautiful background Julia and loving the flowers.

    Love Val x

  25. Morning Julia, another super card. Another die to add to my wish list - well it's not a list now but a book - I do love the flowers they sit so well.

    Have a great day
    Hugs Lynn

  26. Pretty card - what a different look you can achieve with these new dies, I want them all.

  27. Hi Julia another fab card today any chance you would do a step by step for the flowers???????

  28. Love this one, Julia, colours are fabulous and I love that die. Onto my wish list it goes! The flowers are cute and pretty. Hope you've recovered from your migraine over the weekend.
    Hugs Annie

  29. Thanks Julia for the good service, my goods arrived today.
    love the card
    love lin

  30. This background has just gone on my wish list Julia, a very pretty card

    xx Sandra

  31. Hi Julia, what a beautiful card today, so elegant I have to use this stamp thank you hugs May xx


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