Wednesday 9 July 2014

Turn Your Face to the Sun

Hi Bloggers.

First day of our Road Trip today. Heading up to Northallerton ready for our demo day tomorrow.

Here's today's card -

This is one of those cards that's an exercise in patience as you have to wait for each corner to dry before going on to the next one. You can use your heat gun to dry the paste but the finish is not as good as when you leave it to dry naturally. The corners are using the Rose Copper Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste with the Art Deco Elements Mask.

I wrapped some White Crochet Ribbon around the centre, added a bow and a Clear Sparkler.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Sunflowers Vintage Labels Five using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels Five and inked through the die with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I cut the largest die in the set out of Blush Card and again inked through the die with Tattered Rose.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, lovely card, those corners are stunning, travel safely and have a great time. Bx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you lovely card. Have a great time take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, Another lovely card, you must have lots of patience, all that waiting for the texture paste to dry, but well worth it.
    Have a safe journey with Sue.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. A beautiful card,using the lovely texture pastes.The colour of this one is gorgeous.Hope that your trip is safe and goes well.Many years ago my Grandfather was the pharmacist in Northallerton,so that is a place that brings fond memories and one you do not hear of that much.

  5. Enjoy the trip Today's card is lovely I love the texture paste but I'm not a fan of sparkly unless it's at least 1/2 carat Dahling! I will have to investigate Does it come in metallic or is that only the paint

  6. Hi Julia. Love the corners done with the texture paste. Very pretty card.
    Have a great trip.
    Love Val in Spain x

  7. Hi Julia, this is gorgeous...I love those corners. I've been playing with these texture pastes and love them, but you are quite right, patience needed!!! Enjoy your Road Trip, hugs Carole Z X

  8. A beautiful card, love the corners and blush pink card. Stay safe and have fun x

  9. Love the sentiment. How true it is. Enjoy your trip. Don't forget some photos for us!,,

  10. Morning Julia,
    Great card and a very meaningful sentiment. Have a great trip with Sue.

  11. Good morning Julia. Another stunning card today!! Rich and classy, with a beautiful sentiment. Enjoy your road trip. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

  12. Lovely Julia, I have just used this paste on a background I can't wait to put it all together.
    Enjoy your trip.
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  13. Morning Julia
    This card is stunning, one I must try, I am sure you will have a wonderful few days with Sue, wishing you will hold some in the Midlands
    Carol x

  14. Lovely card-I can only admire it I wouldn't have the patience to use the paste!


  15. Hi Julia. Great card, I love the Rose Copper Texture Paste and the Art Deco Elements Mask, both are lovely. Have a great time with Sue, wishing you a safe and fun journey. Take care.

  16. What a lovely card julia, so refreshing. Hope to see you at Northallerton tomorrow. hope youhave a good road trip. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xx

  17. Love this card Julia, really must have a go with the texture paste now that I have some - just need the time
    Have a safe trip xx

  18. Julia it was well worth the effort, I thought this card looked good on the TV. Safe travels with Sue, looking forward to hearing your stories of life on the open road.

  19. Love the card Julia the corners are stunning have a great time with sue. Luck ladies who are going to meet you and sue love June xxxxx

  20. Hello Julia, For me, this card would be done at the end of my crafty sessions and just add a corner til I could finish it off ( in my dreams) I have very little patience but it does look so good it's worth the wait.
    X Ros

  21. Beautiful Julia, love the design.

    Have a good trip up North.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  22. Hello Julia, A stunning dramatic card, love the corners and the colours. Looking forward to meeting you and Sue in Northallerton. Safe journey. Hollberry my friend had family that lived in Northallerton and I too have happy memories of visits to see them.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  23. Hi Julia, a beautiful card. Love the texture paste. Have a good trip.

  24. Good afternoon Julia, lovely card! Enjoy your road trip with Sue! Love Jean xxx

  25. Lovely sparkle in those corners Julia. A really lovely design but I'm not very good at patience! Hoping to get to see you tomorrow - Northallerton only about an hour or so from here. Pat x

  26. Hi Julia,

    Lovely card, as was yesterday. Have fun on your road trip with Sue

    Crafty hugs

    T x

  27. Hi Julia, another fab. Card really like the corners with the texture paste.
    Hope you have a great and safe journey.
    Nancyd xx

  28. Hi Julia
    Love the corners done with the texture paste. Saw this one open your show. Have a safe journey up to Northallerton.


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