Tuesday 10 December 2013

Best Friends Forever

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

 For the background, I used one of the techniques from my first demo on Sunday. I stamped the Justrite Rose Garden Background using Perfect Medium. I then dusted some Angel Blue Sparkle and Iced Blue Sparkle from the Cosmic Shimmer Lovely Lights Sparkle Pigments Set all over. I removed the excess with a dry wetwipe. It's not necessary to set these powders as they have a binding agent in them. However, you can spritz with a little water and dry if you wish. I love these sparkle pigments. They have larger particles than those in normal mica powder which is why you don't get a spritzer bottle in the set - the nozzle would get glogged. You don't get a brush either, but most of you probably have one anyway. You do get 8 little pots though - 2 more than in a Mica Spray Set.

I ran the bottom section of the background through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Large Joe's Garden Embossing Folder. I hid the join by wrapping a piece of White Satin Organza around ( the satin edge is over the join). I made some some flowers out of Duck Egg Blue Card and White Felt from the Vintage Felt Pack using the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Juliet Die Set.

I popped the sentiment into the gap in the frame from the Justrite Vintage Oval Labels Stamp Set and stamped using Jet Black Archival, embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 6 and inked though the die with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I coloured the image in using Tumbled Glass Distress Marker, Pastel Blue from the Cosmic Shimmer Pastels Watercolour Set and Marine Sea from the Cosmic Shimmer Luscious Greens Watercolour Set. I added just a little Ice Blue Stickles to the ends of the seed heads. I cut a larger Spellbinders Labels 6 out of Duck Egg Blue Card.

 I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Crystal Sparkle PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a truly beautiful card the mono colour
    is very fresh and makes an elegant card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi Julia. Gorgeous card. I love the pale blue/white colourway. The rose garden background is now at the top of my wish list! it is wonderful. Really pretty. Take care.

  3. Morning Julia
    This is such a very pretty card , We all need a little sparkle now and again. Thank you take care Kitty

  4. Hi Julia
    Such a beautiful card love the colour blue and white the rose background is stunning must put on my wish list or see what money I've got left over from christmas and get it thank you for sharing this card thanks Tracy w x

  5. Morning Julia, Gorgeous card, beautiful pastel colours, loving the flowers. I must say I loved watching you demo the watercolour sets, they look fabulous and are next on my list !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the colours you have used. Have a great day today. Love Jackie

  7. Morning Julia,

    Stunning card, love the colour, background and those love lights sparkle sets, shall have to invest in some of those.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Beautiful card lovely colours xx hazel

  9. Gorgeous card Julia. Love everything about it especially the colours.

  10. Hi Julia, this is such a beautiful card, I love everything about it, thanks for sharing it.
    X Ros

  11. Morning Julia a truly beautiful card and one I think I could manage the rose garden is top of my wish list I hope I do get some Christmas money hva a lovely day Love June xxx

  12. Hello Julia, Gorgeous card, love the delicate colourway and the background and sparkle are stunning. The Rose Garden stamp is on my wish list, it is so beautiful.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  13. Morning Julia,
    Love, love, love your card, beautiful colour combination, and yes I need the rose garden background stamp.
    Have a good day.


  14. Hi Julia,

    Gorgeous card. The colours look so good and are clean and clear looking. X

  15. Hi Julia, love the card and the flowers are gorgeous. Love Jean Z xx

  16. Morning Julia, a very pretty card. Gorgeous colours and background. Kind regards Joanne K x

    1. A beautiful catd Julua, love the flowers. Another die for my wish list

      Xx Sandra

  17. Hi Julia. lovely card. Love the background and the colours.

  18. Hi Julia smashing card and I especially love those flowers. Ill have to hope Santa might bring them lol

    Tracy from killie x

  19. Hi Julia
    Love todays card especially the flowers. I hope santa brings me something on my wish list.

  20. Stunning card Julia and such pretty shades of blue. Thanks for the info on the Lovely Lights Sparkle - I just hate it when my nozzle gets 'glogged' (your word Julia not mine!!) Pat x

  21. Hi Julia and all Wattsonettes.
    Adore this card today. Not often I admit or say "I want" but I want.

    Love to you all.
    Lancashire (sore Steph) xxx

  22. What a very pretty card, great colours and details.x

  23. Afternoon Julia
    Stunning card, love the soft muted blue.
    Amanda x


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