Thursday 17 October 2013

Fantasy Fuchsia

Hi Bloggers.

I call this my fantasy fuchsia because as far as I know, there aren't any blue fuchsias on the market. There are some mauve ones but not blue. I think they would be really pretty if there were.

For the background, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with my anti static bag and stamped the Justrite Floral Flourishes Background Stamp using Perfect Medium. I needed to stamp it a second time to cover my piece so, so I could see what I was doing, I added Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder to the area I had already stamped an heat set. I used Sue's tip and made a little mark on the back of my card where the stamped area ended and this helped me line up the next section. After the whole background was stamped and embossed, I rubbed all over with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I removed the excess with a piece of kitchen roll.

I stamped the image and the 'FUCHSIA' stamp from the Summer Flowers Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Sapphire Ultra and Marine Aqua Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Luscious Greens Mica Spray Set and Golden Pear from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Flora Mica Spray Set.

I cut it out using Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I cut a Spellbinders Fleur de Lys Square out of Periwinkle Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. I hope that if there were any blue fuschias that they could be as beautiful as yours!Gorgeous card as always.

  2. Good morning Julia,
    I love the tones in this card, it is really extra special. Thanks for making it.

  3. Hi Julia. I love the blues you have used on this card. The great thing about making your own cards is that you can choose any colour/pattern you want! Take care.

  4. Morning Julia thank you it's a lovely card pretty colour take care Kitty

  5. Morning Julia,

    A beautiful card. Yes there are Blue Fushias, they bought them out either last year or year before where t hey are Blue and White, can't remember the name though but they look as beautiful as your card.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Hi Julia
    This card is great and yes I think you are right no blue Fuschia yet love the stamp die to thank you Tracy w x

  7. Morning Julia, I think a blue Fuchsia would be lovely, beautiful card! Love Jean xxx

  8. Hi Julia, wow that background is fantastic, entire card is beautiful. I wish there was a blue fuchsia, as they are one of my favourite flowers. Bx

  9. Morning Julia
    Brilliant card - thought for a minuet that you had used a shop purchased paper but no you have made it and its fantastic. Love the blue fuchsia they should cultivate one.
    Amanda x

  10. Morning Julia, WOW !! I love this card. The colours are stunning, the background is fabulous. I love it.
    There are 'blue' fuchsias, Thompson and Morgan sell one named Fuchsia 'Delta's Sarah' , and it is stunning, the fuchsia is my favourite plant.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. I'll have to look that one up. Thanks Patricia x

  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I had no idea there are blue fushias out there, I might have to track one down. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  12. Very pretty, love the busy background

  13. Morning Julia,

    Such a pretty feminine card. X

  14. Morning Julia,
    I too though you had used a backing paper, I think this is the best background yet it's stunning.

  15. Gorgeous card and one of my favourite flowers as well as one of my favourite colours too. Great background. xx hazel

  16. Good morning Julia and everyone.
    Fab card. The background is lovely.
    I have a couple of Delta Sarah and they are a bluey lilac rather than a true blue. They were late flowering this year so are still going strong now.
    Ang x

  17. Hello Julia, Thank you so much for this gorgeous card, love the subtle colours and the background.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Another very pretty card Julia, love the periwinkle card colour

  19. Hi Julia,

    Love this card - really pretty. The background and colours are gorgeous.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  20. Hi Julia, just love the card the colours and the background are beautiful, I must buy the background stamp it's so pretty. love Jean Z xx

  21. Love everything about todays card Julia, it is gorgeous

    xx Sandra

  22. Fabulous card Julian - such a pretty background. Pat x

  23. This is just sooo pretty Julia, love how you've coloured it with the Cosmic Shimmer Mica Spray sets x

  24. A very pretty and feminine card. x

  25. Hi Julia, very nice card especially the background paper.
    X Ros

  26. Beautiful Julia.....oh wouldn't it be great to have a blue Fuchsia:) I love the background you have created, it is all gorgeous x
    Nikki x


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