Monday 7 October 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Back from a weekend of demoing. Met some lovely crafters.

A card from the Spellbinders Shows I did at the end of August today -

For the background, I popped a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Spellbinders Twisted Hearts M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design - this is a repeating pattern so really easy to line up. I inked around the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Beaded Flourish Single Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Gold Rectangles One Die within a Spellbinders Classic Rectangles Die. After cutting and embossing, I removed the Gold Die and inked through the Classic Die with Faded Jeans.

I placed a larger Gold Rectangles One Die within another Classic Rectangles Die and cut and embossed that. Again I removed the Gold Die and inked through the Classic Die with Faded Jeans.

I cut the largest 2 Spellbinders Nobel Rectangles Dies out of Foundations Paper and inked through the die and around the edges with Faded Jeans.

I tied a bow out of 3 lengths of Chalk White American Seam Binding and added a Frosted Blue Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White 5mm Pearls and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a fantastic card and I love faded jeans it
    is one of my favorites.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia
    thank you lovely pretty card take care Kitty

  3. Hi Julia
    A pretty card glad you had a great weekend thank you Tracy w x

  4. Good morning Julia,
    This is a very sweet card. Glad you had fun crafting this weekend..

  5. Hi Julia, what a beautiful card, great inspiration for mixing and matching dies. Glad you had a good weekend. Bx

  6. I am fond of cards with sentiments as the main focal point as it lets the die cut shapes shine. Lovely subtle colours xx

  7. Morning Julia, So glad your demos went well, you will be shattered with all the travelling.
    Your card is lovely, I really love the top two die-cuts with lots of pricking, very effective, and different.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Good morning Julia. This is a different card from the recent ones. Interesting to see how the gold dies work. X

  9. Morning Julia
    So glad you had a great weekend. Love todays card a very subtle shade of blue. Liking the way the dies used for sentiment pop today, so much going on with that one.
    Amanda x

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful there's so much detail. I'm glad your weekend went well and you met lots of lovely crafters. Have a great week. Love Jackie

  11. Gorgeous layers Julia & a lovely colour combo. Pat x

  12. Hi Julia. Lovely card in my sort of colours. I love the twisted hearts background. Hope you can get some rest now. Thank you for so many gorgeous samples that we saw on Sue's shows over the weekend. Are we going to see, on here, the one that you sort of zigzagged what looked like glue over the background ? Take care.

  13. Morning Julia, lovely card, love the dies. Love Jean xxx

  14. Fabulous card, Julia. Love the colours, those dies are gorgeous. On my wish list... Have a good week Hugs Annie

  15. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, bit of a change from the last few days, really like this one. Pleased you had a good weekend.

  16. Morning Julia,

    Love the card. Colours so subtle. X

  17. Hello Julia, Fabulous card, love the colour and the background detail. Those dies are gorgeous and on my need list.
    Glad you had a great weekend crafting. you deserve a rest today.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Ditto what everyone else said Julia I love the Dies. Mabex

  19. HI Julia,

    Really, really beautiful card. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  20. Beautiful card love it all xx hazel

  21. Hi Julia. I love this sort of design where the same shape gets smaller and smaller. Really lovely.
    Enjoy your day. Val x

  22. Hi Julia , Beautiful card love it love Jean Z xx

  23. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card, love the colour too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  24. Hi Julia, Lovely use of the dies, just shows what you can do if you have the talent!! Enjoyed meeting you at Melbicks.

  25. This is such a beautiful card Julia, I love it

    xx Sandra

  26. Hi Julia - lovely card and colour. Where have I been??? I haven't seen those dies so I'll be on the lookout for them... they are beautiful (love the pricking detail!) tfs

  27. a lovely card yet again Julia.


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