Sunday 12 October 2014

Dance the night away

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The background on this was a bit of an experiment. With the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Vintage Sheet Music Background all over a piece of Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium. I couldn't see where I had stamped so I had to guess. I added Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Powder and heat set. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Checkerboard PinPoint Embossing Folder. I rubbed Pearl Moon Gilding Wax over the embossed surface and left to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the Top Hat & Tails Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Shine Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 8. I cut a Spellbinders Diamond Effects out of Vintage Silver Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Silver Shine Detail Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Diamond Effects Die Set. I cut a Spellbinders Pearl Effects Die out of Vintage Silver Card.

I cut a border out of Vintage Silver Card using Sue's Mosaic 3d Bow Die Set. I pressed a Metal Dazzler Setting into Perfect Medium, added Silver Shine Detail Powder, tapped off the excess and heat set. I added a Vintage Silver Button to the centre.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Small Circle Dazzlers to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Silver Sparkle PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    A very nice card, a good one for boys doing their dance competitions. Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia,
    I just Love The Top Hat and Tails Stamp you've used, I Love the Fabulous Pin Point Embossing Folder you've used for your background along with Phill's Fabulous background stamp. I Love the wonderful Colour you've chosen for your Card and I Love how you change your Metal Dazzler Settings to match your Colour combination. Great Card Julia.
    Hugs from Sam x

  3. Good morning Julia this is a very striking card it really draws your eye it would look fantastic on anyone's mantle. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  4. Very pretty Julia, loving the colour too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Morning Julia,
    Another lovely dance card.

  6. Hello Julia, I really like the colour of this card, and the stamp is very beautiful it just captures the movement perfectly. Have a great day.
    X Ros

  7. Morning Julia and all crafters, stunning card today, love the black and white and the front embellishment is a wow factor.

    Have a great Sunday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy. Hugs June Smith xxx

  8. Morning Julia
    Love this music background - great idea
    Carol x

  9. Morning Julia, a really beautiful card and this background is
    gorgeous and the colours you have used really make a striking
    Nancyd xx

  10. Hello Julia, another wonderful card, very classy with the colours you have used, love the embellishment at the bottom. Bx

  11. Great card I have used a ribbon strip on it's own with just an embellishment I have also printed a sentiment onto card (1cm) high and cut plain strip around it Great for truly personalised card making

  12. Hello Julia, Lovely card, love the background and stamp.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  13. Hi Julia, A lovely card, gorgeous colours and the fabulous 'Fred Astaire' stamp, and the fantastic dazzlers and buttons, really lovely !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Hi Julia
    I think your experiment worked. Love it.
    I had to laugh when Phill acknowledged you regarding the small black dazzles "sorry Julia!".
    Right back to my next Tango card - I'm experimenting too - with some texture paste as the background! Wondering if I can emboss over it.
    Think I'll give a small piece a trial.
    Bye for now.
    Sheila x

  15. Have you worn out your Checkerboard PinPoint Embossing Folder yet? Liked the comment about 'not seeing where you had stamped' - good example of stamping not having to be perfect. Keep on Dancing!

  16. Hi Julia. Very nice,like your random stamping and the button.
    Watched again some of your earlier shows from C+C,some of the presenters together with you is so fun !
    Have a nice evening,
    Maria x

  17. Gorgeous card. Love the background. Helen


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