Friday 4 October 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the smaller corner which comes on the Belle of the Ball Stamp Set in each corner of a piece of Milk Card using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Poetry Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I rubbed some Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax all over. I love the way the wax clings to the embossed Archival Ink. Once dry, I inked around the edges with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I wrapped some Black Crochet Ribbon around the background and glued a strip from the Teresa Collins 8 x 8 Paper Pad on top. I added 3 x 8mm Cream Pearls as shown.

I stamped the image using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using scissors and went around the edges with a black pen to hide any white bits. I coloured in the torso using Cosmic Tone Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Ink and the patterned part of the dress with Blue Lace from the Soft Velvet Set. I stamped the image again onto some Teresa Collins Paper and cut out the 2 side sections of the dress and the waistband. I glued these in place on the original image using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I cut a Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangle and inked through the die and around the edges with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four and inked through the die with Peacock Feathers.

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

Sue lauches the first ever Pick of the Weekend today at 8am on Create & Craft. Lots of Christmas Goodies to be had. You can see the full list of show times on the right-hand side of her blog. Talking of her blog, another blog has knocked her off the No. 1 spot on Crafty Blogs - be sure to visit her blog regularly so that she can perhaps move back to the No.1 spot.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    What a smashing card, I love the colors.... Happy weekend.

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and just my colours.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning Julia! These stamps are really gorgeous and this card shows it off beautifully. The gilding wax is so effective and the colours you have chosen are fabulous! Have a great weekend Hugs Annie x

  4. So pretty, love that blue

  5. Morning Julia
    pretty card Iliked it when you demoed it thank you take care Kitty

  6. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card, love the colours.

    I visit both Sues' & your blog everyday, who dare take her place...?lol!!! Hopefully she will be back at the top soon.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card

  8. Good morning Julia. More lovely Teresa Collins papers. Will have to buy them. X

  9. Morning Julia
    Fabulous card, love the paper piecing. Fabulous colour choices.
    Amanda x

  10. Hi Julia, this card is so beautiful, probably my favourite demo on the show, the papers are fab. Bx

  11. Morning Julia, Another beautiful card today, I adore the colours, you have converted me to 'Peacock Feathers', I love it.
    I visit Sue's Blog every day too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the colours you have used on this one. I'll be watching Sue later. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  13. Hi Julia,

    Such a beautiful card today, thank you. Who has the audacity to knock Sue off the top? There is only one other blog to come anywhere near - yours.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  14. Very pretty card! Love the stamping and embossing, and the colours.

  15. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, loved this when you showed in the TV, great colours.

  16. Hi Julia. Beautiful card, love it all. I visit both you and Sue's blogs everyday. She will be back at No. 1 very shortly, I am sure! Take care.

  17. Lovely colours and love the dress stamp xx hazel

  18. Morning Julia, love the colours of this one, great card. Love Jean xxx


  19. Morning Julia,

    Lovely stylish card. Would be wonderful to receive . X

  20. Hi Julia, beautiful card love everything about it love Jean Z xx

  21. Hello Julia, A real stunner today, the colours are so rich and love the stamp and corners.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. Hi Julia. Love todays card in my favourite colour.
    Who has the cheek to knock Sue off the top?
    Love Val x

  23. I really like the way you've used the lace under the paper, a great card
    I'm sure Sue will be back to number 1 where she belongs very soon

    xx Sandra

  24. Really like the card and the lace with the paper. Love the stamps. Can't believe Sue has been knocked off no.1 spot.

  25. Great card with good ideas. Love the wax too over the Archival/embossed corner stamp. Can't believe Sue is not at number 1??? xxxx

  26. i Julia, love this card, the colours are fantastic. lol lynne m x x x

  27. A beautiful card and the corners look so ornate I thought they were metal initially! x


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