Monday 10 February 2014

You Look 'Scent'sational

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card - I had a play with mica powders on this one.

I started my mixing a little Blue Lilac Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Summer Shades Mica Spray Set with a little Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder.

For the background, I stamped the Scented Border on the right hand side using Perfect Medium and embossed with my embossing powder/mica powder mix. I then ran it thought the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Happy Birthday Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and then inked around the edges with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink.

I stamped the Merano Glass perfume bottle mix using Perfect Medium and embossed with my powder. I coloured in some of the gems using a little Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and water. I then added a little Pearlescent Mica Powder, from the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics Mica Spray Set, to the ink and used it to colour some other areas. I cut it out using Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles and inked through the die with Shaded Lilac.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Merano Glass, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with my powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Lables Four and inked through the die with Shaded Lilac.

I tied a bow using Purple/Ivory Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. I mixed a little Blue Lilac Mica Powder with some Cosmic True White Detail Embossing Powder (it doesn't need to be detail powder). I pressed a Dazzler Setting into Perfect Medium, added my new powder and heat set. I added a Clear Sparkler.

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

Do have a go at making your own embossing powders - it's great fun. Also try using it on different coloured card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a delightful card and that scented border
    is gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia
    beautiful card thank you for the idea of mixing the powders. Take care Kitty.

  3. Hi Julia
    Very pretty card love the stamp thanks Tracy w x

  4. Hi Julia. Lovely card in gorgeous colours. I love both the blue lilac mica powder and the shaded lilac distressed ink. Also the dazzler setting looks stunning coloured. Great tip about the embossing powders. Take care.

  5. Hi Julia, what a Truly Beautiful Card, I always love your backgrounds! I love the tips and techniques you share with us and I so Love what you have achieved with the Dazzler setting it's looks Fabulous.
    Fabulous Card.
    Hugs from Sam x

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing so many different techniques you are inspirational. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  7. Morning Julia, I remember seeing you demo this card, it is stunning, and I was blown away with the mixed embossing powder and mica powders, and I have fallen in love with the happy birthday embossing folder. I love how you have changed the colour of the dazzler setting. Strangely, yesterday I was finishing a card for my hubby's birthday on 14th and I wanted to change the colour of a Tim Holtz metal tag to put on the front, and I was racking my brain to try and remember what you used, I couldn't remember and I used metallic distress stain, not as good a result, and now today you have 'reminded' me haha, so I will be remedying the tag later, thank you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Hi Julia a pretty card with plenty of tips especially mixing mica and embossing powders. X

  9. Lovely soft colour Julia, a beautiful card. I'm going to have a play later and will have a go at making my own embossing powder - thanks for telling us how to do it. Pat x

  10. Saw you demo this card and thought it was beautiful then but it is always great to see them close up on the blog.Making my own embossing powders seems like an exciting thing to try.

  11. Morning Julia
    Another stunning perfume bottle card, I shall try to make my own embossing powder too, thanks for all your help. Please let me know when Sue's dies are in stock
    Carol x

  12. I love how you have mixed your own embossing powder & coloured the dazzler setting with it You've inspired me to have a go at stamping, embossing on all sorts of mediums

  13. Pretty card today. Kind regards Joanne K x

  14. Hi Julia, love the card so pretty love Jean Z xxx

  15. Morning Julia
    Stunning card today, so very pretty love the colour.
    Amanda x

  16. Morning Julia,
    Love the delicate colours on this card, very pretty.

  17. Hello Julia, Gorgeous card today, love the background and colours. Thank you for the tips on mixing embossing powders, will be giving this a try.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Lovely card Julia saw it démodé was thrilled when you showed how to d mix and make your own colours thank you June xxxx

  19. Hello Julia, lovely card but I can't see the effects but I do like mica's.
    X Ros

  20. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Have tried mixing embossing powder with the mica powder and was very pleased with the result.

  21. hi Julia
    just love the card, especially how you do your backgrounds. I must have missed you mixing the mica powder with the embossing powder. Although I always record your shows. So I must give this ago. Love the dazzlers as well.

  22. Hi Julia,

    Stunning card, love it. Your backgrounds are to die for. Will have a go this afternoon as that white stuff is falling at the minute so am snowed in!!!!

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  23. Hi Julia, what a beautiful card, wonderful colours, love the layout and the background. Thank you for the fab ideas. Bx

  24. Hi Julia,
    I'm so late today! Do a craft club with kids after school each Monday! I love it really but it is tiring! My favourite scent bottle today and favourite card! It is so lovely and the bow and dazzler setting looks super! I'll be giving this one a try. Thank you so much for all your inspiration and clear instructions.
    Time to prepare dinner now! No rest for the wicked!
    Love Myra

  25. This is lovely! thanks for sharing - I'm just doing a wedding card using Shaded Lilac - it looked a little too blue to me....but when I put some lilac ribbon by it, i can see it's lilac!!! Going to use your Pearl dots around all the edges style on my card too - this is a very pretty card and i must try using my mica powers more as they looks so gorgeous 'stamped'. Maxine x


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