Friday, 17 October 2014

It takes two to Tango

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Black Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Feather Frenzy Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I rubbed Deep Red Gilding Wax over the embossed design and left to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the Argentine Tango Stamp onto Milk Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lava Black Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Distressed Edges and inked through the die with Raisin Adirondack Dye Ink. I cut a Spellbinders Locking Loops Die out of Rich Red Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Lava Black Aurora. I cut it out using Spellbinders Captivating Squares and inked through the die with Raisin Ink.

I tied a knot in a piece of Black Tulle, trimmed it down a little and added a Black Organza Ribbon Rose.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Small Black Circle Dazzlers to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you nice card, take care Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia and all crafters, such a lovely card today, those stamps are so versatile.

    Have a great Friday everyone, keep safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Morning Julia, a very pretty card today love the background with the deep red
    gilding wax very unusual.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hello Julia, another awesome card, love the colours, and the gilding wax makes the background so beautiful. Bx

  5. Good morning Julia this card is gorgeous I do love what you have done with the background. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  6. Very dramatic card today Julia!

  7. This looks fabulous Julia, loving the background. Loved yesterdays card too, I used to make a lot of gatefold cards but have not done any this year!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Morning Julia, A lovely card, gorgeous, sumptuous colours, I especially love the embossed background paper with the red gilding wax, really fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Stunning and you've used the "proper" colours for Tango too

  10. Hi Julia,
    Great card and perfect colouring.

  11. Hi Julia
    Superb card just love the colours you have used.
    Will you be at the NEC this year
    Carol x

  12. Julia Lovely card love the embossed background with the gilding wax - superb. Helen

  13. Hello Julia, Love this dramatic card.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx


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