Sunday 23 March 2014

You're the best!

Hi Bloggers.

Quite a clean card today -

For the background, I simply ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Petal Pleasures Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. I wrapped a piece of Cream Satin Edged Ribbon around the centre.

I stamped the Crystal Swirl Vase using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Peach Embossing Powder. I cut it our using scissors.

 I stamped the single daisy from the Daisy Spray Stamp Set using Coffee Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Distress Markers. I used Gathered Twigs, Evergreen Bough and Ripe Persimmon, pulling some of the colour out using my Tim Holtz Water Brush.

I placed the vase over the stem of the flower where I wanted it and selected a die to fit. I chose Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8. I removed the vase and cut out. I inked through the die with Dried Marigold. I glued the vase in place using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Cut Glass Vase, using Coffee Archival and embossed with Clear Powder.  I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 4 and inked through the die with Dried Marigold.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls to the right-hand corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in White around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you this is a very delicate pretty card it is beautiful . Take care Kitty

  2. Hi Julia. This is a real beauty! I love the colour, the vase and the flower, all beautiful : ) (and the way you colour the flower is wonderful, I just can't get the same results. I must practice more :)) Have a good day. Take care.

  3. Morning Julia, A truly beautiful card, I'm especially loving the embossing folder,, and also your colouring and shading on the flower and leaves is stunning.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Morning Julia
    Another stunning card, so delicate just love it
    Carol x

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous as you say clean and fresh quite Spring like. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  6. Hi Julia clean, fresh and pretty . Enjoy your day x

  7. Morning Julia,
    Yes, I agree it's clean and fresh with beautiful colours. Love it.

  8. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card very light and pretty not to fussy to thank you Tracy w x

  9. Very pretty Julia -love the colours

  10. What a beautiful card I love it just got back from Manchester airport utter carnage road works everywhere leave plenty of time to get there folks if that's where your heading.thank you for sharing Julia love always June xxx

  11. Lovely Julia, simple and elegant, very sweet.
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  12. Beautiul card Julia, very elegant. xx Flora

  13. Hello Julia, lovely card, love the vase on this one. Have a great day. Bx

  14. Beautiful,love all the

  15. Lovely card I especially like the embossing folder

  16. Beautiful card Julia, very 'clean' for you, I am used to seeing all the different stamps in the background but this is great.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  17. Hi Julia, Yes it is a clean looking card very nice love Jean Z xxx

  18. Hi Julia
    Today's card is stunning. I love the crystal vase and the flowers. Not to sure if these are new or not. Unless you've shown them on a show just recently. I think I have 2 more of yours to watch.

  19. Morning Julia, love the card, simple and fresh!

  20. Such gorgeous colours giving a wonderful card.

  21. Morning Julia
    Lovely understated elegant card today... love the embossing folder and the embossing powders - are they new and if so, will you be stocking them Julia?
    Think I could replicate this card for my friends birthday next month - if I start now it could be ready in time - LOL
    Enjoy your Sunday.
    Sheila x

    1. Click on the link within the text and you'll be taken straight to it. There are some Pastel Embossing Powders and Speckle Embossing Powders in my Amazon Store. Some of them are running low in stock but should have more by end of the week. Julia

  22. Morning Julia
    Love todays card - at first glance I thought it was a gerbera its great to see how these stamps look in different colours.
    Amanda x

  23. Hello Julia, Love this card, so clean and fresh, your colouring and shading is amazing.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  24. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the embossing folder.

  25. Hi Julia. A very beautiful card the background and
    Colouring is great.
    Nancyd xx

  26. Lovely classic card Julia, such pretty colours. Pat x

  27. Beautiful card - clean and classy. Was great to watch your demo's yesterday. You are an inspiration! Hope the head has cleared :) Carol xx

  28. Hi Julia,
    I know I'm often late but I'm really late today!
    Family have just gone - been crafting with the children and my kitchen looks like a bomb site! Thought I'd sit down for a few minutes before the big tidy up! They've gone off happy with what they made and that's the main thing!
    Today's card is lovely. It is such a soft almost gentle card! I love the shading and your flower is gorgeous!
    Trust you had a good day yesterday.
    Love Myra


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