Sunday, 5 October 2014

Let's Dance

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, with the stamp in my hand, I stamped Phill Martin's Vintage Sheet Music Background all over a piece of Milk Card using Faded Jeans. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Buttons Galore Embossing Folder. I ran it though a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Faded Jeans. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax all over the embossed surface and put aside to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, I buffed up using a dry wet wipe.

I cut a border from Cobalt Card using Sue's Mosaic 3d Bow Die Set.

I stamped the Top Hat & Tails Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Steel Blue Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I cut a Spellbinders Diamond Effects out of Cobalt Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Steel Blue Aurora. I cut it out using a die from Sue's Galicia Die Set and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

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

I raised £26.89 for Macmillan in the latest batch of auctions of my card samples. Bit disappointing for 40 samples but better than nothing. Many thanks to those of you who supported the auctions.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you another lovely card. Have a good day, take care Kitty

  2. Morning Julia and all crafters, another beautiful card from the dancing range, love it.

    To everyone out there on this chilly Sunday morning in Kent, have a lovely day. Keep safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous those new dance themed stamps are amazing. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  4. Morning Julia,
    Another great card. lovely and sunny at the moment lets hope it lasts.

  5. Great card Julia, love the background and Fred Astaire is pretty cool!

  6. Hi Julia. Yay, my stamps arrived yesterday, know what I will be doing today. SueL x

  7. Morning Julia, great card, love Jean xxx

  8. Morning Julia
    Another beautiful card - can't wait for my collection to arrive.
    Sorry about the auction - wish you had put a reminder - the memory isn't what it used to be!
    A love sunny morning here in Kent - get the washing on quickly - it might get dry - then more card making - birthday or Christmas cards that's the question??
    Enjoy your day.
    Sheila x

    1. I did pop a reminder at the start of my post on Thursday - guess you missed it! Julia

    2. Sorry Julia - the one day for some reason I didn't see the card so didn't comment either! Therefore didn't see the reminder - typical.
      Can't wait to receive the Argentine Tango kit - what a good idea.

  9. Hi Julia, this is awesome, I love the cobalt blue. I have the stamps on my wish list. Well done on raising the money, every bit helps the charities. Sorry I did not take part, it was a bit hectic around home and work the last couple of weeks. Have a great day. Bx

  10. Hello Julia, wow the cobalt blue really makes the stamped image really pop. Hope the sun is shining in MK, and that you take time out to enjoy it, coz we are slipping into Autumn, and the colours in trees, bushes ect which separate the small areas of MK are at their best just now. I lived in Buckingham a few years ago and occasionally go back.
    X Ros

  11. Hi Julia
    Fabulous Card as always, your Cards are always truly fabulous you make them look so easy but I'm sure there not.
    Hugs from Sam x

  12. Great Card Julia, loving this set of stamps

  13. Hi Julia, 'Fred Astaire' style card, I love it !! the colours are fabulous.
    The charities are grateful of help no matter how large or small.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Hello Julia, Fabulous card, love the colours and the stamps.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  15. Hello Julia - happy to report I got a number of your samples - MacMillan is a charity dear to my heart. Like you I was surprised they did not raise as much as last time. Perhaps with all the big craft fairs in the run up to Christmas? So let's dance and enjoy the weather - lovely card.


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