Saturday 2 November 2013

Treat Yourself!

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the main background, I ran a piece of Black Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Fauna Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then rubbed Cast Bronze Gilding Wax over the surface.

For the panel on the side, I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with my anti static bag and then stamped one of the leaves from the Creative Expressions Autumn Leaves Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I inked with Butterscotch and Terra Cotta Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I used a piece of Kitchen Roll to remove the ink from the leaves.
Unfortunately, the doily die I used on this card was not available when I did the shows so when I demoed this card I used the Coutured Creations Dazzling Die. I inked it with Butterscotch and Terra Cotta Adirondack.

I stamped the dress from the Creative Expressions Belle of the Ball Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Cosmic Tone from the Cosmic Shimmer Skin Tones Matt Drawing Ink Set, Yellow Ultra and Orange Mica Powders from the Cosmic Shimmer Autumn Sunset Mica Spray Set. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 28 and inked through the die with Butterscotch Aditondack.

I stamped the sentiment from the Belle of the Ball Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Butterscotch Adirondack.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Jula,
    What a great Fall card, ready for a Fall formal. I love the colors and technique foe the fab background. Thanks

  2. A beautiful card that definitely has those autumn colours-love it.

  3. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card autumn arrived thank you Tracy w x

  4. Morning Julia a very dramatic card beautiful thank you take care Kitty

  5. Hi Julia. Great autumnal card. Stunning background in wonderful colours. Take care.

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. This is yet another technique I must try. I hope you enjoy your holiday next week. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  7. Hi Julia,

    Love the card. The black ground really sets the images off. X

  8. Morning Julia,
    Stunning dress for today love the colours.

  9. Stunning card Julia colours are wonderful have a lovely holiday and a rest thank you xx. Miss you

  10. Morning Julia, Wow, love the leaf background and the dress is gorgeous! Love Jean xxx

  11. Really like this card. The colours are bold and striking x

  12. Hi Julia. Just love what you've done with the doily die and the colours on the panel and the dress are beautiful.
    Love Val x

  13. Love the butterscotch and terracotta together, especially with the black. Stunning card Julia. Pat x

  14. Hi Julia, fabulous card, love the colours, have the dress stamps on my wish list. Have a great weekend. Bx

  15. Hi Julia, love the colours and the dress stamp is beautiful, I love the leaf background it is stunning thanks for the ideas love Jean Z xx

  16. Another great background Julia and a gorgeous card

    xx Sandra

  17. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card loving the colours, very Autumn. Loving the leaf stamp set, on my wish list.

    Have a good weekend.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  18. Hi Julia
    Love the zingy colours you have used, really bright and cheerful but at the same time it is elegant. Love it,
    love Jan x x

  19. Gorgeous card love the colours xx hazel

  20. Hi Julia, another gorgeous card and lovely bright
    Nancyd xx

  21. Hi Julia,

    Love the colours, wish I could fit into that dress!!!!

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  22. Another great card Julia - love the colours

  23. Hello Julia, A stunning card, very dramatic, Autumn has arrived, love the warm colours and interesting background. The dress is gorgeous.
    Have a lovely holiday and a well deserved rest.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  24. Hi Julia
    A super stunning card and I own it. In the flesh it is fantastic and will inspire me when I look at it in my craft room
    Amanda x

  25. Beautiful card, love these colours


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