Friday 1 August 2014


Hi Bloggers.

August is Sale Month at Julia Watts Crafts. Lots of crafting goodies reduced in price. You can go to the store by clicking here or the Amazon link in the menu at the top of this blog. Just to confirm that postage is charged at £2.90 for the first item and then 10p extra for each extra item on the same order.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Rich Plum Card through the Grand Calibur with the Checkerboard PinPoint Embossing Folder. I popped a little Gold Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet. I picked some up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and rubbed it over the embossed surface.

I stamped the Justrite Floral Stitched Background using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped it a second time. I cut 3 panels and matted onto Vintage Gold Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Applique Flowers Stamp Set onto Rich Plum Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Sentiment Tag Dies. I stamped the frame from same stamp set onto Vintage Gold Card, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Tag Dies.

I made a bow using Sue's Filigree Bow Die Set.

I pressed some 8mm Cream Pearls into Perfect Medium, added Gold Detail Powder, tapped off the excess and chased the round my craft sheet with a heat tool.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Olympic Gold around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, Lovely regal colours thank you Kitty

  2. Hello Julia, this card is super stunning, love the colour combo and the stamped panels. Bx

  3. Morning Julia
    Plum and gold WOW!! I think you demo'd this one - it's beautiful!!
    Enjoy your day.
    Sheila x

  4. Morning Julia, love the richness of this card, the plum and gold go so well together! Really do love that background stamp! Love Jean xxx

  5. Morning Julia, very elegant card today the plum and gold is gorgeous
    and a lovely background as usual.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Gorgeous card and just love everything about it especially the background stamp It's a little bit quirky

  7. I LOVE this card, so glad you have featured it on your blog as I wanted to re-create it after seeing you demo it on C&C tv. Its a stunning card that could easily be changed to Christmas etc.


  8. Morning Julia, Love the colours, love the rubbed-over embossing folder, love the stamping, love it all !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Stunning card. The plum and gold are just fab together. Love it x

  10. Lovely Julia, I love the colours, it's very Moroccan looking
    Hugs to all
    Michelle xxxx

  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love everything about it. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  12. This card is so beautiful.Lovely in every detail.

  13. Hi Julia. Beautifulcard, I love the dark plum and gold together and the layout is great. Take care.

  14. Good morning Julia. A fabulous creation for us today!! The plum and gold work so well together. Just gorgeous!!! Have a lovely day. Love and hugs,. Hilary xxxx

  15. Oh gorgeous Julia, very elegant and regal. I love it!
    Happy Friday!
    Annie x

  16. Hi Julia, I didn't like this stamp at first but seeing it stamped it looks lovely, and the card is beautiful. love Jean Z xxx

  17. Morning Julia,
    Love the rich plum card, its a gorgeous colour, love the card too, very dramatic.

  18. Morning Julia

    Love card, love this stitched effect and the colours are stunning
    Carol x

  19. Beautiful card Julia love the colour so rich thank you xx love June xxxc

  20. Fabulous card Julia - I'm really liking the three panels design that you've been making lately and the colour on this one is lovely. Pat x

  21. Morning Julia,

    I really like this card. It makes you look at the way you have put all the elements together. X

  22. Really unusual and elegant card Julia, lovely colours, best wishes Jackie D

  23. Hello Julia, Beautiful card, the colours are lush, love the plum and gold, so rich and the layout.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  24. A very dramatic card. Like the richness of the plum and gold together .

  25. Hi Julia. Just had a quick pop in before I leave to catch my train. Glad I did, your card is beautiful. SueL x

  26. Good afternoon Julie this is elegance itself I love the way the colours go together Beryl xxx

  27. A beautiful card Julia, love the rich plum with the gold and lovely layout, hugs Carole Z X

  28. Hi Julia, I Love this card ! Absolutely my colours and the panelling is great,stunning!
    Have a nice evening,
    Maria x

  29. Hi Julia

    Such rich colours, and the stitched flowers stamp making another appearance but looking completely different to last time when you used it as the focal element. These colours and this layout make for an hour elegant, grown up card. I like it a lot

    Crafty hugs

    T x

  30. I love this card Julia, its a good job I re read the method or I would have looked a right Charlie, the stitching is stunning xx


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