Monday 13 January 2014

Find True Joy

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I simply ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Large Polka Dots Mask and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment and the frame from the Justrite Black-Eyed Susan Vintage Labels Five Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Five and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I cut out a couple of Spellbinders Labels 22 and added a Black Rhinestone Labels 22 Nestabling to each one.

I made 3 scrunched up flowers using Spellbinders Labels 24. I will try and demo this technique again in my shows on 26th - can't promise that though! Instead of leaves, I added a Black Swirl.

I assembled the card as hown adding some Black Pearls in 3 corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia Thank you this is a lovely card , pretty colour take care Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love the colours thank you Tracy w x

  3. Hello Julia, awesome card, love the black nestabling and the swirl. Fabulous colour combo. Bx

  4. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  5. Hi Julia. Great card, love the colour, and brilliant flowers. Take care.

  6. Morning Julia, A beautiful card today, lovely colours, gorgeous nestabling, and the flowers are really beautiful.
    Thank you for the 'heads up' on your Sale Items.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card, love the colour.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Hi Julia, Great card today love the colours. Will try and watch on 26th for flower demo.

    Love Rosemarie xx

  9. lovely card love the colours xx hazel

  10. Lovely card once again Julia Black seems to be appearing on all of my cards just lately It certainly makes the other colours "pop"


  11. Hi Julia,

    Striking card. A stand out card on anyone's mantle piece. X

  12. Stunning card love the colours
    Carol x

  13. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, just my sort of colours.

  14. Hi Julia,

    Love the card. Thank you. Have mastered flowers made with the blossom flowers die after your demo on C&C but never thought about using other dies. Will certainly have a try.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  15. Hello Julia, This card is sooo pretty, love the colours and black swirls. The flowers are gorgeous, do hop you get a chance to demo them on the 26th.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  16. Pretty card Julia, I've made scrunched cards quite successfully, though not with that die. Look forward to seeing your demo when you get back on our screens.

  17. Hi Julia, love the card and the colours also the flowers are lovely .look forward to your show love Jean Z xx

  18. Hi Julia
    Another fabulous card today. love the colours.

  19. Morning Julia
    Stunning card - I love it
    Amanda x

  20. Lovely card. Like the flowers, mine usually look ready for the bin and not on a card but will keep trying to make them look good. Helen VofG

  21. Hi Julia, a lovely card. Love the colours.

  22. The card is so beautiful Julia I watched in awe at the new dies from America no one demonstrates like you Julia you could give them lessons l

  23. Lovely vibrant card Julia and I especially love the flowers, best wishes Jackie D

  24. Lovely Julia, I love the colours. I must get the set of dies to make the flowers they are lovely.
    I would like to thank you on such a quick delivery, I put an order in on Friday and I received them on Saturday
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  25. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card.! I love the colours.
    I have bought several things from you in the past and been delighted with them.
    Look forward to your next Shows on C&C. I missed the last ones. You always explain things really clearly. Thank you.
    Love Myra

  26. Beautiful card Julia. I agree very much with Myra, we can always depend on you to go into depth the way you explain certain methods, tips etc, I dont know what we'd do without Sue, you and now Kim and Nikki to help us so much. Thanks ladies.
    Lancashire Steph x

  27. Gorgeous card today, love the purple and black together against the white.
    The flowers look amazing , are they made similar to the ones using the mini tags from spellbinders d lites ? They look amazing , you are such a clever crafter. I wish my imagination was as good I tend to stick to basic cards as my creative side isn't great, though I'm slowly getting better with cards, I still haven't got the hang of matting and late ring I normally go for one background paper / card and work up from there pm I must get more adventurous !


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