Wednesday 2 October 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The background is from the Teresa Collins 8 x 8 Paper Pack. As I had cut down the paper, I lost a little of the shading around the edges so I went around the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the Bags of Style Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and brushed some Dark Bronze Mica Powder from the Metallics Set over the top. I carefully removed the excess using a dry wetwipe, misted it with water and heat set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Pearl Effects out of another of the papers and inked through the die with Brushed Corduroy.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in the same way as the handbag. I cut it out using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles. I inked through the die with Brushed Corduroy.

I made a flower from another of the papers following this tutorial. I stamped a couple of leaves from the Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf Stamp Set using Perfect Medium. I brushed Dark Bronze Mica Powder over and set with water as before. I cut the leaves out using Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm Cream Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a fabulous card and the TC papers are gorgeous a card
    anyone would be more then happy to receive.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Good morning Clever Julia,
    The rose on this card is amazing... Thanks for,sharing your talents you make and inspire my day.

  3. Morning Julia
    thank you another pretty card I really like the colour take care Kitty

  4. Morning Julia, love the card and I love the rose.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Hi Julia, wow, really love this card, the colours used are amazing together. Love the paper used for the rose. Bx

  6. Hi Julia
    What a great card love everything on it you are a great crafter thank you for sharing your talent with us Tracy w x

  7. Morning Julia
    Fab card today, loving those papers - at first glance thought the first one was a Christmas paper - well I am nearly asleep..
    Amanda x

  8. Morning Julia, WOW !! I love this card. The Teresa Collins paper pad is really lovely, and coupled with the soft gold card looks really stunning. I also love how you have used the mica powders, I keep forgetting mine ha ha. The flower and leaves are stunning. I love this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Hi Julia, unusual to see your cards with backing papers, but I do like this pad. Quite a subdued look but I like the overall effect of the card xx

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous with lots of inspiration for us. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  11. Oh yes, love the look of this card. Well done Julia Mabex

  12. Morning Julia, another lovely card, love the flower and the background paper. Love Jean xxx

  13. Morning Julia,
    Another lovely card with one of your beautiful roses.

  14. Hi Julia,

    Such a pretty card. Really love it. Am having trouble buying the soft gold card that Sue Wilson uses, any ideas where I can get some from? Have tried your online shop to no avail.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  15. Another lovely card Julia - your handbag collection is getting bigger every day! Love the gorgeous flower and the colours are lovely. Like Shirley, I have been looking for the soft gold card too so if anyone knows where it's available I'd love to know. Pat x

  16. Hello Julia, Thank you for sharing this amazing creation with us, absolutely gorgeous. Love everything about it. You are sooo talented it is a treat to visit everyday.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  17. Hi Julia, very unusual card today not sure about the colours but pretty layout love Jean Z xx

  18. Not so sure about the colours today but love the layout etc and love dipping into your blog daily for inspiration x

  19. Hi Julia,

    Really like this card. Very sophisticated. X

  20. hi Julia, what alovely card, I am going to use these stamps for my niece's birthday this month. I love the rose ant paper you have used to create it.
    Thank you Julia.
    Hugs May in Scotland xx

  21. Hi Julia, I love the T C paper and the newspaper flower, but for me they lend themselves more to male cards with a vintage car or tall ship on.
    X Ros

  22. love the rose ,so pretty .Laura O

  23. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. I love the background paper and the rose. Take care.


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