Friday 23 May 2014

Buzzing By

Hi Bloggers.

Glad you liked the new Taylored Expressions Stamps. I thought this card as appropriate for today -

I started by arranging the 4 stamps from the Taylored Expressions Sunflower Wreath Stamp Set on my acrylic block. I wanted to use the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two Die Set so made sure the arrangement fitted into the largest but one die. I stamped it first onto copy paper to make sure my wording was straight and when happy stamped it onto Milk Card using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two and inked through the die with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

I cut the largest die in the set out of Teal Card.

I popped a little Peacock Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet and picked some up onto a piece of Natural Sponge which I purchased from the local Range Store. I used this to create the pattern on the background. This is a great technique with the paint and can be done with several colours as I showed in the first demo at 9am yesterday (I will share that card soon).

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Lovely card and love the sentiment! The background is very effective too and could be used on lots of cards. Thank you

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card this sentiment is fabulous
    and love the background as usual just my colours.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a very nice card would siut a few occasions lovely. Take care Kitty

  4. Good morning Julia, the shows were great and your demos were awesome, loved the sponge idea, makes a great background. Love this card it is so simple but the stamps say it all, and fab colours that are just striking. Have a good Friday. Bx

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. Well done your shows were brilliant yesterday. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  6. Hi Julia. Great card, I love the new stamps. Teal is a gorgeous colour and the matching sponged background is really effective. I missed both of your shows as had to go out and the recorder didn't work, again! Have arranged to get it changed as I keep missing my craft shows : ( I hope you get a rest today. Take care.

  7. Morning Julia,

    Beautiful card, love the sentiment stamp. I have taped your shows but not had chance to watch them yet lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Hi Julia saw you doing the sponge technique on first show and although a simple background it looks great. Missed the second show but will catch it on schedule hopefully. Enjoy your weekend x

  9. Hi Julia, great shows yesterday. Loved the technique with the sponge on your first demo and todays card, very effective. Lol lynne m x x x

  10. 'morning Julia, great shows yesterday, fab demo's. Today's card is lovely and looks easy to achieve. Mabex

  11. Lovely card, Julia, great stamps.
    Have a lovely Friday! Hugs Annie

  12. Morning Julia, loved the shows yesterday and as always I had to buy!! Love today's card! Love Jean xxx

  13. Lovely card love the bee and colours used xx hazel

  14. Morning Julia,
    Great shows yesterday and wonderful samples.

  15. Morning Julia, A lovely card, gorgeous background and the sentiment is fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card today. Love the background you have done and the dies ans stamps you have used.

  17. Morning Julia

    Hope the shows went well, will watch them later, love this card, stamps are great
    Carol x

  18. Love this card,especially the sentiment!

  19. Hi Julia, Love the card and the stamps are great. love Jean Z xx

  20. Hi Julia. Great shows yesterday. Lovely demoes. The sponging was lovely. Pretty card today with a very cute stamp.
    Love Val in Spain x

  21. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Have yet to watch the shows from yesterday.

  22. What a fun card,just love the background and colours x

  23. Love the card Julia loved your show yesterday both of them thank you for sharing love always June xxxx

  24. Lovely card - bees are so on trend as well.

  25. Morning Julia - "The Diminutive Crafter!! You obviously enjoy working with Martyn - it makes for a very enjoyable show!
    Today's card is gorgeous.
    Well done to you and your team (oh yes, that will be you then!) All your fabulous samples - your shows were brilliant yesterday. Still have to watch a bit more of the one with Leonie! Internet was playing up!
    Have a great day!
    Sheila x

  26. Lovely Julia, I love the colours on this one. To be honest I really like the bouquet flowers from CE I am sure your cards could be adapted using them.
    Hugs to all I hope you all have a great weekend
    Michelle xxxx

  27. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card and great sentiment. Probably one I should use more often! Really enjoyed yesterday's shows and all your samples are lovely. Very impressed with the detail particularly when stamped and embossed.
    Thanks so much,
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Love Myra

  28. Hello Julia, This is such a pretty card, love the colours and the sentiment. Thanks for your hard work yesterday, the shows were great and the samples fabulous.
    Hope you get a chance to relax today.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  29. Great shows Love the sponge technique Guess what's on my shopping list for the week end

  30. Hi Julia Sorry to say I missed your morning show but did get the afternoon one recorded just watched it last night what a great show and all your samples were absolutely stunning. So much hard work for you, but you really did show the stamps off to their very best.
    Love todays card really lovely.
    Margaret corgi owner

  31. Hi Julia. Lovely card yet again. Thanks for reminding us about the sponging technique. Guess what I've just come home with. SueL x

  32. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the background and the stamps are fabulous xx

  33. A very pretty card with a gorgeous background which I must try out for myself. Thank you for the great ideas.x


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