Friday 14 March 2014

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

I have now got Sue's new Embossing Folders in stock plus the Project Book Volume 3 and some re-stocks of some of the Finishing Touches Collection in Sue's Die Range. For details, please see this post.

Here's today's card -

For the main background on this one, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with Sue's Quilted Flower Embossing Folder. I inked around the edges with Dusty Concord and wrapped a piece of White Satin Edged Organza around the centre.

I stamped the Justrite Lace Oval Frame Background using Perfect Medium. I dusted Tropic Blue, Golden Malachite and Violet Frost Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Garden Flora Mica Spray Set over the frame. I popped it onto a black mat.

I stamped the single rose from the Floral Spray Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using the the Violet Frost and Golden Malachite Mica Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Opulent Ovals and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut a black mat out using Spellbinders Floral Ovals.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Earthenware Vase using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 4 and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I tied a bow using White Satin Edged Organza and added a Lavender Dazzler and a couple of Decorative Stick Pins.

I assembled the card as shown adding a White 8mm Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Lilac PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Good morning Julia,
    Lovely card today, I am so ready for spring.

  2. Hi Julia, stunningly beautiful card, love the background and the single rose stamp. Bx

  3. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a beautiful card love the background, have a good weekend take care Kitty

  4. Hi Julia
    Stunning card love the background the single roses looks beautiful thank you Tracy w x

  5. Morning Julia
    I do like the mica background a great card
    Thanks have a good weekend everyone xxxx

  6. Morning Julia, A beautiful spring-like card today, loving the embossing folder and the beautiful focal image of the single rose stamp is gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Hi Julia, love the card especially the background take care, love Jean Z xx

  8. Hi Julia a really fresh and pretty looking card. The rose says it all, beautiful x

  9. Beautiful card,love the design and

  10. Morning Julia, stunning card! Love Jean xxx

  11. Hi Julia. What an elegant card, it is so beautiful. Have a good weekend, but drive carefully in all this fog. Take care.

  12. Pretty card and I love this deco folder For me it's perfect for male cards too which justifies my spend!

  13. Wow Julia this is a stunning card so beautiful and spring like thank you for sharing love june

  14. This is a very pretty card Julia -spring is in the air!

  15. Hi Julia. Very pretty.
    Love Val in Spain x

  16. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty shimmery card.

  17. A gorgeous card Julia, just love the different backgrounds x

  18. Morning Julia
    Another stunning card, you and Sue must be on the same colour wavelength
    Carol x

  19. Hi Julia
    Lovely card today. I love Sue's new embossing folders.

  20. Hello Julia, Pretty card, the colours are so soft and gentle. Love the focal element and Sue's embossing folder.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love the colour so soft
    and gentle absolutely gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  22. Lovely simple effect Julia and the colour is so delicate. The stamp is beautiful, lots of detail on it. Pat x

  23. Hi Julia,

    Absolutely love the style and elements used to make up a STUNNING card. Wish I could see it in myself. X

  24. Lovely Julia, this would also make a nice Mothers Day card.
    I am going to order an embossing folder now.
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  25. Hi Julia,
    I read about your new on sale items and rushed to the "shop" first! I have the Filigree Bow which I love but wanted the Classic one. They are so easy to use and even work in felt! Also ordered the latest Project Book! Love them!
    Today's card is beautiful and the sheen from the mica is obvious even on my iPad .
    I like the layout of the card - simply elegant!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Love Myra

  26. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the embossing and the mica powders.

  27. Wow! stunning card. Love what you have done with Lace Oval Frame and the Mica powders, yet again stunning. Helen vofG

  28. Hi Julia
    A lovely card today from the Queen of Backgrounds.
    Enjoy the sunshine!
    Sheila x

  29. Afternoon Julia
    Stunning card love the shimmer on the second mat really pops - and that rose is to die for.
    Amanda x

  30. Hi Julia, the mica really shines on the background and the black framing is something I must remember to try as it seems quite popular at the moment and really makes the topper stand out, best wishes Jackie D

  31. A gorgeous card. Love Jackie

  32. A really pretty card. I love the shimmer and delicate colours of the mica. Thank you, Jan

  33. Hi Julia,

    Gorgeous card - love it. Have a lovely weekend everyone.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

  34. Morning Julia what a beautiful card I love it. Take care xxx

    Debs xx


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