Thursday 7 November 2013

Give Thanks

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Super Powder Puff Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Oregano Adirondack Dye Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Autumn Leaves Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Pearl Effects and inked through the die with Oregano Adirondack. I cut a larger Pearl Effects out of Black Card.

For the kind of stripey background behind the black mat, I had a bit of fun with ink and a plastic bag! I used a clean plastic food bag and popped my hand in it. I scrunched it up a bit and then picked up some ink from the Butterscotch Adirondack Dye Ink Pad. I used this to stamp onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I repeated this a few times and then did the same with Terra Cotta, Oregano and Meadow Adirondack Dye Ink Pads (I cleaned the bag each time I changed ink pad). I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Bark Embossing Folder. I dusted it with my anti static bag and then rubbed Perfect Medium carefully over the surface just picking up the peaks in the design. I added Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. I cut out one of the Spellbinders Distressed Edges dies and inked through the die with Oregano Adirondack.

I stamped a couple of leaves from the same stamp set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut them out using scissors and then coloured the veins with Oregano Adirondack. I made a ribbon flower out of Black Crochet Ribbon.

I assembled the card as shown adding a 5mm Black Pearl in the top corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Olympic Gold around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia. Lovely card. I must have a go at the background, yours looks really good. Take care

  2. Morning Julia. Well you have done it again, another of your famous backgrounds,beautiful have fun and take care Kitty

  3. Hi Julia
    Stunning card love what you have done with the bag thank you for sharing Tracy w x

  4. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. There is so much inspiration here so much to have a go at. I hope you are enjoying your break. Love Jackie

  5. Morning Julia, I love this card, especially how you have done the stripey background, brilliant technique and so effective, I will be trying this technique.
    I hope you are having a lovely relaxing time on your hols.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Morning Julia,

    Wow! this is gorgeous, love the technique with the bag, I thought you had gilded the background till I read it lol! Looks fab.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Thanks for the description, was sure it would be a panel of gilding flakes! Lovely card xxx

  8. Morning Julia, great card, love how you did the background! Love Jean xxx

  9. Hi Julia. Lovely card, can't wait to try the technique with the plastic bag. xx

  10. Lovely card love the sentiment xx hazel

  11. Gorgeous card today. Stunning colours. Kind regards Joanne K x

  12. Morning Julia, another fabulous card, like Karen I thought it was
    gilding flakes you had used when I checked this morning but I
    was running late so didn't have time to comment but it is really unusual
    definately one to have a go at.
    Nancyd xx

  13. Hi Julia,

    Love this card and a background that I cant wait to have a go at. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  14. Love the idea of the background and the plastic bag, clever you. Looking forward to trying it too. Thanks for sharing x

  15. Good morning Julia,
    I love the fun background, too clever. Hope you are enjoying your vacation.

  16. Hi Julia, lovely card and the background is great will have a go love Jean Z xx

  17. Hi Julia. this is so different but lovely. great background idea.
    love Val x

  18. Lovely card, and inspired background treatment, I do wonder how you and Sue manage to keep coming up with them.

  19. Hello Julia, Fabulous card, the background is amazing, like others I thought it was gilding flakes. You are so talented and inventive, thank you for sharing this technique with us, I will give it a try when I have finished my Christmas cards.
    Hope you are having a relaxing break.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  20. Amazing card and what a fabulous background!Couldn't believe how you had done it,was sure it was gilding flakes.Thank you for sharing your clever and inventive ideas.

  21. Morning Julia,
    Like some of the others I too thought it was gilding flakes until I read your write up. Great idea will have to try this.

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  24. I too thought you had used gilding flakes - what a clever idea this is. Gorgeous card Julia. Pat x

  25. Hi Julia
    Fantastic background - a definite must have a go at.
    Amanda x


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