Sunday, 27 April 2014

Herbal Collage

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card - I know it won't be to everyone's taste but be kind!

For the background, I stamped the Botanical Swirl 4 times towards the corners using Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with Sue's Art Deco Fanfare Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord.

I stamped the Herbal Collage using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using a selection Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mists. I used Grape Crush, Buttercup, Chestnut, Soft Moss and Soft Bilberry. I tore around the edges of the image and inked with Dusty Concord. I cut a Spellbinders Labels 29 out of Amethyst Card and at the emboss stage added the Arabesque Mask.

I mixed a little Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA with water and brushed it over a Small Fancy Pearl Embellishment. I tied a bow using Purple/Ivory Striped Grosgrain, added a Metal Dazzler Setting and popped the Small Fancy Pearl Embellishment in the centre.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Pearl Swirl, some Cream Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

41 comments:

  1. Good Morning Julia
    Wow this is different just as lovely , thank you love the colours take care. Kitty

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  2. Hi Julia
    I think this is beautiful card the colours are good thanks Tracy w x

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  3. Hi Julia this is lovely, so different but I love it , more please x

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  4. Morning Julia, i have never seen this stamp before, it is very busy but love it especially the Bee! Love Sue's embossing folder too! Love Jean xxx

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  5. 'morning Julia, I think this card is wonderful; as I've said before I love watching you "grow" with new products coming on the cardmaking scene all the time and your super "signature" backgrounds,Lovely. Mabex

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  6. Morning Julia, a superb card although the collage stamps area bit busy for
    me but thats just my taste.
    Nancyd xx

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  7. Good morning Julia I really like the card today it just works for me. Have a great day today. Love Jackie

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  8. Well I really like this card Julia, its a bit different and very eye catching! Well done!

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  9. Good morning Julia,
    I love this card. Dusty Concord is one of my 'go to' colours. I've not seen this stamp but must look for it as its just my style. Thanks for sharing.
    Love, Karen

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  10. Hi Julia. This is a bit different, I love bee and the colours. Take care.

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  11. Fabulous image and details,love this.xxx

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  12. I love this style of card and you've "glammed" it up using these colours Great idea

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  13. Hi Julia, I think this card is really stunning, love the colours and the stamped image, and always one of my favourites is one of your amazing backgrounds. Bx

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  14. Like this card a lot Julia!
    Lovely image , lovely colours,
    XxRuth

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  15. Love it Julia love the colours not seen the stamp before thank you love June xxxx

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  16. Morning Julia,
    Love the beautiful colours and the design, but sorry I'm not a fan of collage stamps they are just too busy for me.
    Lydia
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  17. Hi Julia, I love the card lovely colours and different from usual . love Jean Z xxx

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  18. Hi Julia
    Another lovely card as usual. I haven't seen this stamp before. The card is a bit busy for me. But it's still a lovely card.

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  19. I think it's absolutely fabulous, love the colours and image.Some great techniques, and love the Metal Dazzler setting. Enjoy your Sunday xx

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  20. Beautiful card Julia, love the design and colours.

    Love & Hugs
    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Good morning Julia, the herbal collage is a bit too busy for me but the background and colour is much more to my taste. best wishes Jackie D

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  22. Hi Julia, its different but I kind of like it!

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  23. Morning Julia
    Very busy card but I love it, love the colours too
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  24. Lovely card but slightly busy on the eye for me! Saying that been at work half the night so my head feels mushed anyway! Xxx

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  25. Stunning, so different. I like the stamp I must admit never really been interested in collage stamps but I might be now. The colours are lovely.
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

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  26. Morning Julia
    Yes it is a busy card but have to step out of the comfort zone occasionally and you show us just how to do it with this card. Loving the background of course!

    Sheila x

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  27. Love this card , nice to see collage stamps being used. Looking forward to your shows in May. Best Wishes from Lilian in Cornwall

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  28. WOW Julia it sure is busy but I love it. So different to what you usually do but it great to try other things.

    Love Val in Spain x

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  29. busy card love the colours xx hazel

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  30. It is a bit different from your usual card style, but like it a lot.
    Janice W

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  31. love the way you have created more interest in the stamp using the colours.

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  32. Hi Julia, very different for you. It does us all good to come out of our comfort zones once in a while. I really like it! Kind regards Joanne K x

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  33. Hello Julia, WOW this is different, love it, it is good to come out if our comfort zone and you teach us perfectly. Love the colours and the bee.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

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  34. Love the background. Sorry but the collage stamp is not for me. Helen VofG

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  35. Hi Julia,
    I do like the overall look of the card . The colours and techniques used are so lovely. However the herbal collage stamp is not one I would buy as I wouldn't use it. Can still admire it though!
    Love Myra

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  36. Hi Julia, Its the stamp I find not to my taste, otherwise its lovely.Lots of people seem to like it.

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  37. I really like the whole thing except the bee looks a bit scary! I think I might have to cover him up with something if I get that stamp! xx

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  38. Hi Julia, A stunning card, gorgeous colours, gorgeous stamping and colouring. I love everything about this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  39. I enjoyed this card Julia, all fab detail and great colour. xx Flora

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  40. Hi Julia

    I think the overall effect of your card is lovely. SueL

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