Sunday 27 October 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Had a lovely day at Domino Crafts in Wolverhampton yesterday - met some lovely crafters.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I first spritzed some Milk Card with Lava Red Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Autumn Sunset Mica Spray Set. Once dry, I inked through the Swirl Border Mask using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I ran the background through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Celebrate Embossing  Folder. I ran it though a second time to extend the design and then rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax all over. Once dry, I buffed it up with a DRY wetwipe to make it shinier. I inked around the edges with Aged Mahogany.

I stamped the Geranium from the Creative Expressions Summer Flowers Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in with Lava Red Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Autumn Sunset Mica Spray Set and Jade Teal Mica Powder from the Luscious Greens Mica Spray Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 28 and inked through the die with Aged Mahogany.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One and inked through the die with Aged Mahogany.

 I tied a bow using Cream Satin Edged Organza and added a Red Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown addinsome Cream Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Golden Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Great card Julia glad you had a good day yesterday thank you for all your demos Tracy w x

  2. Morning Julia
    lovely card take extra care this weekend with the predicted storms thank you Kitty

  3. Gorgeous flower card.Glad that you had a good day yesterday.Take care.

  4. Morning Julia, lovely card again, love the colours! Love Jean xxx

  5. Goo good morning Julia,
    Glad you had fun yesterday. This card is fresh and lovely. Thanks for another fun week of cards by inky fingers.

  6. Loving the background, really makes the card.

  7. Hi Julia. Glad to hear you enjoyed yesterday. Lovely card,with a beautiful Geranium. Take care.

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful there is so much inspiration there. I glad all went well in Wolverhampton and that you are back safely. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  9. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card, nice and bright for a dull, wet morning.

    Glad all went well yesterday and hopefully you will be safely tucked away in your home rather than traveling in this awful weather that is due tomorrow.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. Very pretty Julia and great colours

    xx Sandra

  11. Morning Julia very pretty card today. Nice and bright. Just what's needed today. Kind regards Joanne K x

  12. Morning julia,
    Lovely flower card using great colours. pleased you had a good day yesterday.

  13. Morning Julia, Glad your day went well yesterday at Wolverhampton, always nice to meet up with the lovely crafting community.
    Your card today is really lovely, gorgeous colourway and beautiful stamping, the flower stamp is beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the flower and the background.

  15. Hi Julia, glad you had a great day. Love these flower stamps, beautiful colours on this card. Bx

  16. Hi Julia,

    What a lovely girlie card. Stay safe everyone - weather forecast is horrendous.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  17. Gorgeous card Julia - I love the Lava Red mica powder. Pat x

  18. Lovely card. Beautiful colour and as usual a lovely background.
    Take care everyone over there in the UK as this awful storm hits you.
    Love Val x

  19. Hello Julia, Gorgeous card, the background is stunning and love the warm colours, the Geranium is so pretty.
    Stay safe from the storms everyone.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. Hi Julia, Beautiful card just love the background and the colours love Jean Z xx


  21. Hi Julia,

    Lovely card. Gorgeous colouring. X

  22. Hi Julia, Glad your day went well yesterday. The geranium flower stamp is so pretty but sorry, I'm not so keen on the mask you have used for the background on this one as it seems a bit overpowering. Wind is picking up a bit here already so I hope we all stay safe overnight. Best wishes Jackie

  23. Card is so beautiful Julia the flower stamp is great take care in the wind
    Love June xx

  24. Morning Julia, another very pretty card.
    Nancyd xx

  25. Gorgeous card today! Love the mica

  26. Hi Julia
    A very pretty card today love the colours.
    Amanda x


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