Sunday 31 August 2014

Happy Days

Hi Bloggers.

This is another demo card from Thursday's shows -

For the background, I started by randomly stamping the Ivy Corner Stamp (with the stamp in my hand) onto Milk Card using Stonewashed Adirondack Dye Ink. I repeated the process with the Botanical Spray Stamp and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I then spritzed with Arctic Blue Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mist. Once dry, I popped it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Great Fubu Embossing Folder. I had to pass it through another twice to cover the background (this is quite a wide card!). I inked around the edges with Stonewashed Ink.

I masked off the frame on the Sunflower Delight Stamp and inked up with Jet Black Archival. I removed the masking tape and stamped, then embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Arctic Blue and Soft Moss Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mists and Chestnut Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mist. I cut out using Spellbinders Classic Squares Large and inked through the die with Stonewashed Ink.

I cut a couple of Spellbinders Captivating Squares Dies out of Cobalt and Deep Blue Card.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Desert Daisies Stamp, again using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Devine Eleoquence Die and inked through the die with Stonewashed Ink. I cut another of the same die out of Cobalt Card. I cut it down the middle and glued the pieces behind the sentiment panel offsetting them slightly.

I tied a bow using Blue/Ivory Striped Grosgrain and added a Crystal Sparkler.

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

When I demoed this, I added a couple of dragonflies from the Couture Creations Dragonfly Set.

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek from Tuesday's shows (quick turnaround this time). I'll still share the rest of my samples from last Thursday shows, don't worry. In the meantime, I've popped photos on Facebook here.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia
    Loved this card when you were making it on the show. Stunning colours.
    Carol x

  2. Morning Julia.
    Just one word WOW. Take care KItty.

  3. Morning Julia, lovely card, just love that blue! Love Jean xxx

  4. Hi Julia,
    Another Of Your Fabulous Backgrounds, The Colours Are So Vibrant On Your Card.
    I Love The Desert Daisies Stamp It's So Beautiful Detailed And So Much Potential As I've Possibly Mentioned Before. Like Masking, etc:
    I Love The Fabulous Bow I Have Lots Of This Awesome Ribbon, Fabulous For A Bow, It Ties A Bow Beautifully, Plus When I Took Part In The Blog Hop Recently I was Lucky To Win A Gift, And There Was 5 Yards Of This Stunning Ribbon, Amongst Other Fabulous Items I Was So Thrilled!
    Hugs from Sam x

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful the sunflower looks so different coloured in blue rather than the usual yellow. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  6. Pretty card and I like blue sunflowers

  7. Morning Julia, Another very pretty card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Love these two colours together and the stamp is lovely.
    As for the background -classic Julia!

  9. Hi Julia. Great card. I love the sentiment font, it's really pretty. Take care.

  10. Loved this card when you did it on the show the colours are fab love June xxx

  11. Morning Julia,
    Another lovely Julia card. very pretty. Great card yesterday as well.

  12. Lovely card, very pretty & in my favourite colours.


  13. Hi Julia, love the card and colours so pretty . love Jean Z xxx

  14. Hello Julia, a beautiful card, love the colour combo of the blues, with just a hint of the brown. Looking forward to the shows. Have a lovely Sunday. Bx

  15. Morning Julia
    WOW a beautiful card - love the blue card and the Eloquence die is a must buy! (Ooh birthday coming up soon - wish list)!!
    Sheila x

  16. Hi Julia, this is gorgeous...the blues are beautiful, hugs Carole Z X

  17. Hi. Julia
    I love this card, and I now have these stamps as they arrived yesterday. Will be away for two weeks from Tuesday, so won't be able to play until I come back.

  18. Hi Julia, a lovely card. The blue is very vibrant!

  19. Good morning Julia, lovely card today it's blue again but so stunning Beryl xx

  20. Morning Julia, wow I love this one, the colours are out of this world, looking forward to many more. Have a great day, keep safe, healthy and happy June Smith xx

  21. Hello Julia, This card is gorgeous, love the colours and the background. The sunflower stamp is beautiful, had to order it with the other stamps used, can't wait for them to arrive.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  22. Hi Julia. Lovely card. I especially like the colour combination. SueL x

  23. Hi Julia, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  24. A good example that Sunflowers don't have to be yellow/orange. I have grown this year some red sunflowers. So might pinch that colour-scheme when I use the stamp.

  25. Lovely card Julia,love the strong blue colours together.
    Take care,
    Maria x

  26. Hi Julia,
    Sorry I've been missing! Number of factors which I won't bore you with but here I am again!
    I love today's card. The stamp is lovely and the colours beautiful too. I did manage to watch one of your shows online - live for the first time last week! For that reason I couldn't email in to the show.. It was really fun as usual with some lovely stamps. Thanks for all your hard work.
    Love Myra


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