Wednesday 27 November 2013

You are Such a Blessing to Me

Hi Bloggers.

Before I share today's card, I'd just like to let you know that I'm having a bit of a clear out and have started putting some stuff on ebay. If you'd like to have a look, click on the eBay link in the bar above.

Here's today's card - a bit of a vintage feel to this one -

For the background on this one, I used one of the 6 x 6 designs in the Heartfelt Creations Antiquity 12 x 12 Paper Pad. I 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 then rubbed Cast Bronze Gilding Wax all over. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wetwipe to make it shine a little more and inked around the edges with Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the main image from the Heartfelt Creations Blessing to Me Stamp Set twice using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. On one of them I placed a Spellbinders Standard Circles Large Die over the top of the circular part of the design (I actually used a template for accuracy) and ran it through the Grand Calibur. I inked through the die with Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany. I cut the other image out using Spellbinders Pearl Effects and inked through the die with Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany. On both images, I coloured the leaves using Jade Teal Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Luscious Greens Mica Spray Set. I mounted the cicular piece on top of the complete image using 3d Foam Pads.

I cut the largest of the Spellbinders Pearl Effects Dies out of Chestnut Card. At the emboss stage, I added the Ivy Mask.

I cut a Spellbinders Lace Hearts out of another background paper from the Antiquity Pad and inked through the die with Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany.

I made a flower out of another paper using the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Juliet Die Set and cut some leaves out of Chestnut Card using the same set.

I assembled the card as shown adding a couple of Victorian Corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hello Julia, Wow I love this card, the dies are fab, but that focal image is superb. Thanks you for the great idea. Bx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you the card is really lovely I like the antique look take care Kitty. I will have a go at this one today take care Kitty

  3. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love everything on this one the colour are great very antique feeling thank you Tracy w x

  4. Hi Julia. Lovely card. Great colours and Blessings to me stamp. Take care.

  5. Beautiful card Julia, love the rich tones in this one.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Morning Julia, I love the vintage feel of this card, I especially love the focal element and how you have done it, and the sentiment is really beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Good morning Julia I love the vintage feel to this card it is beautiful. Have a great day. Just off to check out your eBay store. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  8. Hi Julia,

    Yet another stunner. Many thanks.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  9. Hi Julia. I love everything about todays card. It's truly beautiful.
    Love Val x

  10. Love todays card a little bit different.With a few changes easily becomes a man card-great!

  11. I love this one, it's nice for a mans card xxxxx

  12. Gorgeous card love the dies used xx hazel

  13. Morning Julia
    Stunning design today, love the focal topper brilliant idea.
    Amanda x

  14. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card today. Love the colours that you've used.

  15. A great card Julia, and I too love the colours

    Xx Sandra

  16. Hi Julia, I love the clever effects on this card, and so versatile in ages/genders.
    X Ros

  17. Hi Julia, I love the vintage feel to this card it is truly beautiful. Pauline

  18. Hi Julia,

    Great card. Full of interest and colour. X

  19. I agree with Marleine - love all the dies you have used.

  20. Hi Julia, lovely card and the colours you have chosen are great love Jean Z xxx

  21. Sue from Wiltshire27 November 2013 at 10:58

    I like the way you have used the verse. Lovely card.

  22. Love the card and the colourways Julia - now I'm off to look at your ebay bits and bobs. Pat x

  23. Hello Julia, Love the vintage feel to this card and the dies used. The colours are stunning. Will be looking at your Ebay items shortly.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  24. HI Julia,
    Very nice card, love the layering of die cuts.

  25. Love this card, fabulous texture and colours x

  26. Love this one Julia. Thanks Mabex

  27. Great card, love the colours xx

  28. Love this card, unusual and great colours, love the design!

  29. Good evening Julia and all resting Wattsonettes, hope you've had a good day. Lovely card today Julia, love the earthy colour scheme, and as a lot of my Wattsonettes have already mentioned - a great 'male' card with a few tweeks. I clicked the ebay link, the odd craft item came up like CS glue and mica powder set, but other things like books and fashion dominated the link ! Can anyone point me in the 'Just right' direction lol poor joke but Im getting tired.
    Sending love n hugs.
    Lancashire Steph xx

    1. Really not sure what you're doing as everytime I check the link it's working.


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