Saturday 31 May 2014

Where there is love

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the leaves image from the Justrite Home Tweet Home Clear Stamp Set around the edges of a piece of Milk Card using Raisin Adirondack Dye Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Small Dots Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Raisin Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Fern Fronds Background onto some copy paper and then onto some Milk Card (without re-inking) using Meadow Adirondack Dye Ink. I wanted a lighter image that's obtained from 2nd generation stamping. I made sure the ink was dry, dusted it with my anti static bag and stamped the Birdhouse from the Home Tweet Home Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using scissors and went around the edges with a Black Marker Pen to hide any white bits.

I stamped the Justrite Stitched Circles using Raisin Adirondack. I made sure the ink was dry and cut a Spellbinders Lace Hearts Die from it and inked through the die with Raisin Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Home Tweet Home Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 7 Dies and inked through the die with Raisin Ink.

I cut the largest die in Sue's Valencia Die Set (Spanish Collection) out of Brunswick Green Card. At the emboss stage I added the Openwork Mask.

I tied a bow using Green/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added a Bronze Vintage Button.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Cream 8mm Pearl in each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Vintage Golden Green around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a very nice card. Have a good weekend Kitty

  2. Not the shade of green that usually appeals to me, but I really like this card and th ribbon just sets it off. Thank you Julia xx
    Marion B

  3. Great card, I love all the detail on it.


  4. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I love all the details. Have a great day. Love Jackie

  5. Hi Julia. Great card, I love the Openwork Mask. Take care.

  6. Love the card Julia I'm off to the big craft show at Bolton today with my daughter Julie a birthday treat phil is going to be there hope he's got se of your goodies cx love June

  7. I love the concept but the green looks too dark for me (on my screen anyway!) and although I love the look of the raisin colour I wouldn't have put it with green (that's an old art teacher telling me that donkeys years ago - I know Nature and all that!)

  8. Lovely card Julia, it has a very folksy almost Scandanavian feel to it.

  9. Hello Julia, another gorgeous card, love the combination of the bold colours, and a fab Julia background. Have a great day. Bx

  10. Good morning Julia. Bold and beautiful colours for your gorgeous card today!!
    Have a good weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  11. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, very bright and cheerful.

  12. Morning Julia, lovely card, hope you have a lovely weekend with your daughter. Love Jean xxx

  13. Hi Julia, lovely card and background love Jean Z xx

  14. Morning Julia
    As always loving the background!
    Enjoy your day.
    Sheila x

  15. Hi julia, love the background. Unfortunately I don't like the green. Sorry.

  16. Hi Julia. I just love Birdhouses. There´'s something so lovable about them. Beautiful card today and an amazing background.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Love Val in Spain x

  17. Morning Julia, a very pretty card loving the birdhouses.
    Nancyd xx

  18. Hi Julia, lovely little birdhouse but red and green together don't appeal to me, I think it is the green a little too heavy, best wishes Jackie D

  19. Morning Julia
    A lovely card but the colours to me are a little too heavy, sorry
    Margaret corgi owner

  20. Lovely Julia, unusual colours but they really work
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  21. Lovely card,loving the cute birdhouse.

  22. Hello Julia, A gorgeous card, love everything about it. I have some catching up to do on you blog, had a pesky chest infection and the laptop was not switched on. I received my frame stamps, am really pleasd with them, thank you, will leave feedback on Amazon now.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  23. Great design idea Julia and your normal lovely background. Love the stamps and colours that you've used. Pat x

  24. Love this cute little card Julia,

  25. Evening Julia, Wow !! I am so loving these cards, the stamping of the leaves around the focal die-cut is stunning, I absolutely love this card.
    I've had a lovely visit to a craft show in Bolton today, but am exhausted haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx


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