Tuesday 8 October 2013

To the Best Daughter

Hi Bloggers.

For those of you who have asked about the Christmas Cards that Sue had on her shows last weekend - I have already shared some of them as they were from a Pick of the Day that I did in July. You can view them by selecting July in the right hand side bar of this blog. The titles should give you a clue as to which ones are from the Christmas Shows.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used a piece of Periwinkle Card and stamped the flourish from the Floral Footsteps Stamp Set around the edges using Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Cheerful Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I rubbed some Spring Green Gilding Wax all over. Once dry I inked around the edges with Faded Jeans using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the image from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured it in with Jade Green and Marine Sea from the Cosmic Shimmer Luscious Greens Watercolour Paint Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fleur de Lys Squares and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I stamped the sentiment with Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Pearl Effects and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I cut a leafy flourish out of Black Card using Heartfelt Creations Ornamental Add On die set. I shaped 3 little flowers that I cut from the Pearl Effects Die Set. I inked around the edges of each one with Faded Jeans and added a 5mm White Pearl to the centres.

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

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneaky peak from Thursday's shows.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a fabulous card and still my favorite colour I love all the blues
    and the green gilding was looks great and the background as usual is fantastic.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia thank you another pretty card, at the moment the ornamental add ons is my favourite die take care Kitty

  3. Good morning Julia,
    This is a lovely frilly card with a wonderful sentiment... Love it.

  4. Hi Julia
    Thank you for another shoe card aim mad on shoe and dress cards everybody seems to buy my cards with that theme on thank you for sharing Tracy w x

  5. Morning Julia,

    Lovely card, love the colour combination.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. morning julia lovely card
    came to percy throwers on sun and was lovely to meet you and see your cards in person.thank you for coming and making my day.
    best wishes kerry

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous that shoe stamp is so pretty. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  8. Morning Julia, Really loving this card, especially the background, I love the touches of gilding wax on the embossing, it looks fabulous, and the floral shoe stamp is beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Very pretty, beautiful colourway xx

  10. Lovely card, Julia, very pretty. Hugs Annie

  11. Very glamorous and gorgeous colour. Pat x

  12. Beautiful card and sentiment xx hazel

  13. Hello Julia, Very pretty card, love the background, the gilding wax makes it pop. Gorgeous shoe and sentiment,
    Take care.
    hugs June xxx

  14. Morning Julia, lovely card, love the colours. Love Jean xxx

  15. Morning Julia,
    Great card but I'm not a fan of the shoe stamps. Love the background which is beautiful.

  16. Hi Julia,

    Love the card - thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  17. Good morning Julia. What lovely colours. Xx

  18. Hi Julia,
    Brilliant card. Love the background, the blue is lovely. X

  19. Hi Julia. Love the bold colours and the shoe is divine.
    Love Val x

  20. Once again you've made a fabulous background Julia. A great card

    xx Sandra

  21. Hi Julia, just love the card the colours and stamps are great love Jean Z xx

  22. Morning Julia
    Another stunning card, love the shade of blue. Those shoes are to die for.
    Amanda x

  23. Hi Julia, a great card. Really like the stamps.

  24. Hi Julia, fab card and fab sentiment. Have not tried my new shoe stamps yet, but this gives me loads of inspiration. Bx

  25. Hi Julia. Great card and lovely sentiment. Take care.


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