Friday 29 August 2014

To my Wonderful Friend

Hi Bloggers.

Thank you for your emails and comments here on the blog yesterday - much appreciated as always.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spritzed a piece of Milk Card with Chestnut Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mist. Once dry, I stamped some of the Ivy Corner Stamp in each corner using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I stamped the Sunflower Delight Stamp using Coffee Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Chestnut and Buttercup Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mists and Soft Moss Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray Mists. I cut it out using Spellbinders Marvelous Squares and inked through the die with Latte Adirondack Dye Ink. I cut the largest die in the same set out of Chestnut Card.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the sunflower, again using Coffee Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die in Sue's Cordoba Die Set and inked through the die with Latte Ink. I drew around the die with a pencil onto Chestnut Card. I cut it out using scissors. I smoothed out any rough edges with an emery board.

I tied a bow using Brown Silky Crush Ribbon and added a Vintage Metal Embellishment.

I assembled the card as shown adding dots of Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, and everyone, this is such a beautiful card, I saw you on C&C yesterday doing the colouring etc, and loved the idea of sticking the shimmers to scrap die packaging, will certainly use that in the future. Hope all is well with you, and to everyone, keep safe, healthy and happy. June Smith xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you, yesterdays shows were great, thank you for showing how to blend all the different mediums. Todays card is very nice too. Take care Kitty, ps now you have us on tenter hooks for next Tuesday.

  3. Hello Julia, great to hear the shows went well, will have to catch up on the recording later today hopefully. Love this card, the colours are super, and a lovely sunflower to brighten our day. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Morning Julia, beautiful card, love the colour combination. Love Jean xxx

  5. Hi Julia. Beautiful card, love that cheerful sunflower : ) I had to record your shows but glad you had a good time. I will hopefully catch up later. Have a good weekend. Take care.

  6. Morning Julia
    Lovely colours on this card and a gorgeous sunflower.
    Still have to catch up on the afternoon show - but the samples and demos were very inspirational.
    Sheila x

  7. Beautiful Julia, love it all

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Great card & love the colour combo.


  9. Hi Julia,
    Fabulous Shows as always when your on, I Love The Background of your Card today which you've used The Beautiful Ivy Corner Stamp it's Stunning so much detail, I Love your main image The Sunflower, I Love how you cut it out using Sue's Dies from her Cordoba Collection, I Love your Fabulous Bow and the Vintage Metal Embellishment
    Julia Thank You For Sharing
    Hugs from Sam

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love sunflowers they are so cheerful. I really enjoyed your shows yesterday. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  11. Morning Julia, I love it !! this card is fabulous, and I absolutely adore the ivy corner stamp.
    Your shows were fabby yesterday, I really loved the tip about using Sue's dies and how you could inter-use them. I would never have tried that, but I will now, thank you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Great card Julia and great shows yesterday-I missed the first five minutes of the afternoon show as I was so keen to watch the morning show when I got home from work , I took my eye off the clock LOL !!!

  13. Great shows yesterday Julia love today's card love
    June xxx

  14. Morning Julia, a beautiful card have managed to watch one of yesterdays
    shows so far will watch the other one later fab. as usual
    Nancyd xx


  15. Morning Julia,

    Love the softness of the colour. Gorgeous design. X

  16. Love this card Julia and the shows yesterday, adore this sunflower

  17. Hello Julia, A beautiful card, love the soft colours and adore the sunflower. Really enjoyed the shows yesterday, the samples were stunning and thank you for all the tips, somehow the sunflower and the corners and some other goodies jumped into my basket, my bank manager will not be happy lol..
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Good morning Julia, Beautiful card today and a great show yesterday Beryl xx

  19. Hi Julia, Very pretty card and colours love it . love Jean Z xxx

  20. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, great colour choice. Enjoyed your shows yesterday, you gave us some great tips.

  21. Finally got to watch your shows this morning, thoroughly enjoyed them as always. I loved the blue background that you did using the 'stamp I hand' technique. Pat x

  22. Good morning Julia, love the colour palette you have used and the stamp fits perfectly in the marvellous squares die, best wishes Jackie D

  23. Hi Julia, a stunning card. Still have yesterdays shows to watch.

  24. Lovely Card Julia - I have this stamp, so will have a "stamp along with Julia" session with it and if I remember will put a link on here, so you can see what I have done. Although I am using the PVA a lot more for dots/gems, still not managed to do a surround border like you - practice!

  25. Love the card and colours It's nice to see "older" dies being used And it's a set I have Yippee! Late today because I went to London to see the poppy tribute at the Tower It is stunning and very moving


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