Friday, 27 September 2013

If the Purse Fits

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The background is from the 8 x 8 Teresa Collins Paper Pad put together for Creative Expressions. I have added a few Newsprint Flourishes stamped with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I have edged the whole piece with Aged Mahogany using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the Bags of Style Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in with Scarlet Flame Matt Drawing Ink from the Autumn Shades Set and Copper Mica Powder from the Metallics Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Large Labels and inked through the die with Aged Mahogany. I cut a mat out of Burgundy Card using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four and inked through the die with Aged Mahogany. I cut a larger Vintage Labels Four out of Burgundy card. The strip of contrasting paper is from the same paper pad and is actually the other side of the main background. I inked around the edges of it with Aged Mahogany.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    Your signature is your amazing backgrounds. This card is fab as always... Happy Friday...

  2. Morning Julia,

    This is fabulous, loving the colour too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Morning Julia, a beautiful card but not my favorite colour I'm afraid
    maybe in blues would be my preference.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi Julia, another wonderful and striking card, need to practice my backgrounds more. Love the stamps and the sentiments on these sets. Bx

  5. Morning Julia
    Thank you another lovely card have a good weekend take care Kitty

  6. Morning Julia
    Yeah another of your wonderful backgrounds, so much easier (with practice) than matching papers. Love todays card very rich colour tone.
    Have a great day
    Amanda x

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful. I like how you have used a backing paper but improved it in your own unique way. Have a fab day. Love Jackie

  8. I love the way you have enhanced those beautiful background papers and made them your own. Lovely xx

  9. Lovely card love the colours used xx hazel

  10. Morning Julia, I love this card, especially the Teresa Collins paper, customised beautifully by yourself. Love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Hi Julia. Lovely card with gorgeous backing papers. Have a good weekend. Take care.

  12. Good morning Julia. Lovely colours. I love the papers. Your berry red ova looks so much darker than mine. Mine doesn't look red at all, more of a browny orange. HVe a good weekend x

  13. Morning Julia, another lovely card. Love Jean xxx

  14. Great card Julia, Bags of inspiration in this one. Mabex

    1. Morning Julia,
      I love the the colours in this card. So pretty.x

  15. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, like the way you have changed the background papers.

  16. This is a very striking card, very bold and just love it x

  17. Love the card especially the handbag stamps.

  18. Hi Julia. Love the colours you've used in this card. The background papers are beautiful and especially nice stamped up a bit.

    Love Val x

  19. Hi Julia, love the paper and the card nice colours love Jean Z xx

  20. Afternoon Julia, super card, very eye catching. Mum's up this weekend so will be showing her your blog and we will both be having a go at creating some backgrounds for her scrapbook,
    have a good day hugs Lynn

  21. Hello Julia, A very dramatic card, love the papers and your brilliant stamping. The colours are rich and striking, brilliant job.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. A stunning card Julia.

    xx Sandra

  23. Another gorgeous card Julia - so elegant. I can't wait for my stamps to arrive!! and this will be the first card I make when they do. tfs.

  24. Hi Julia, I love all these stamps, another triumph. Love the colour

  25. Hi Julia,

    Love the card. Ordered this 6 x 6 paper pad but its not come yet. Don't C&C know that we want our orders the same day we make them!!!!!

    Have a lovely week-end everyone.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  26. Hi Julia, I just love all the cards you make,fantastic products,fantastic colours just love them all


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