Thursday 26 September 2013

Strike the Pose

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the large corner from the Belle of the Ball Stamp Set in each corner using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Ruby Lapis Lustre Embossing Powder. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Large Hepburn Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.

I stamped the image from the same stamp set, using Perfect Medium and embossed with Ruby Lapis Lustre. I cut it out using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet. I cut a decorative mat out of a couple of larger Radiant Rectangles and again inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

I stamped the sentiment as before and cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four.

I tied a bow using White Crochet Ribbon. I pressed a Fancy Pearl Embellishment into a Perfect Medium Pad, added Ruby Lapis Lustre, tapped off the excess and heat set.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, looks like I am 1st this morning, to comment on another strikingly beautiful card. love the layout, your bows always seem so perfect. Bx

  2. Morning Julia
    thank you I think I have masterd the glue dots lovely card take care Kitty.

  3. Hi Julia
    Thank you for another great card love everything about it Tracy w x

  4. Morning Julia, A really beautiful card, lovely colours used and gorgeous stamping and embossing.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Such a girlie colour, lovely embossing on this card xx

  6. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card love everything about it, these stamps are beautiful.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. The card is gorgeous. There so many of the techniques you use that I want to try. Thank you for the inspiration. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  8. Good morning Julia,
    This card just sparkles. It looks like a dream card for a princess. Wow

  9. Lovely card Julia love the colour and stamped image xx hazel

  10. Good morning Julia,
    I do like today's card as it is lovely with the halterneck dress and Crochet lace bow. Lovely colours of pink and not too much in the background to take away from the beautiful topper. Have ordered mine having seen some off the cards you have made with this beautiful stamp set.
    Love and crafty hugs

  11. Morning Julia, lovely card, I do love this stamp set! Love Jean xxx

  12. Hi Julia,

    Love the card. That dress is gorgeous. Wish it would fit me!!!!!!!!!!! No chance.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  13. Hi Julia. Pretty girly card, I love those corners, they match the lovely dress and finish the card off so well. Take care.

  14. Hello Julia, Pretty girlie card, the dress stamp is beautiful, love the colours and those corners.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  15. Morning Julia, a beautiful card today and lovely subtle colours and the background
    is just right for me not too in your face. Hope you had a nice rest yesterday.
    Nancyd xx

  16. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty, girly card, love the colours.


  17. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card. So delicate and feminine. X

  18. Morning Julia, beautiful card, nicely elegant. Hope you have a good day.

  19. Hi Julia. You've excelled again. Love everything about this card.

    Love Val x

  20. Hi Julia, another stunning card. Love eveything about it.

  21. Afternoon Julia
    Another stunner, simply love these dress stamps they are so sophisticated and elegant. I am also thinking that Lapis ruby is going to be added to the collection of mine.
    Amanda x

  22. Love the stamp and the colours you have it! xx

  23. Hi Julia love the card so pretty love Jean Z xx

  24. A very pretty card, the Ruby Lapis is a gorgeous shade. x

  25. Gorgeous stamps, both the dress and the corners are fab. Pretty colours too - a fab card. Pat x

  26. Hi Julia another stunning card just ordered these stamps cant wait for a play.


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