Tuesday 7 October 2014


Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card (the red has photographed much brighter than it acutally is - again! Much more of a burgundy in real life) -

For the background, I ran a piece of Black Card through the Grand Calibur with the Floral Brocade PinPoint Embossing Folder. I rubbed Deep Red Gilding Wax all over the embossed design and left to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe. I wrapped a piece of Black Crochet Ribbon around the centre.

I stamped the Senorita Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Lava Black Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and inked through the die with Raisin Adirondack Dye Ink. I cut the largest 2 dies from Sue's Granada Die Set out of Rich Red Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lava Black Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a Justrite Vintage Labels 2 Die and inked through the die with Raisin Adirondack.

I tied a bow using Black Crochet Ribbon. I rubbed some Deep Red Gilding Wax over a Vintage Black Button and added it to my bow.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Rich Red Card using Sue's Petite Vinery Die Set and made a couple of flowers out of Black Crochet Ribbon.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hello Julia, this card is incredible, I love everything about it, and the colours are perfect for a flamenco dancer. Fabulous sentiment. Bx

  2. Morning Julia,
    WOW What a Terrific Card I Love The Colours It Works So Well With This Terrific Stamp, I Love The Fabulous Background You've Created.
    Hugs from Sam x

  3. Morning Julia and all crafters, another beautiful card today, love it

    Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

  4. Morning Julia
    WOW Love it! I think the red Nd blAck is so dramatic. Can't wait for my stamps... the ideas are whirring away - for all my Strictly friends!!
    Enjoy your day.
    Sheila x

  5. Good morning Julia this card is beautiful the background is amazing and the image is gorgeous. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  6. The Flamenco with red (burgundy) and black looks amazing

  7. Hi Julia. Love the colour, it is perfect for the image. Take care.

  8. Hi Julia. Perfect colours for this image. SueL x

  9. Morning Julia, Another gorgeous card, I'm absolutely loving that background with the red gilding wax, stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Morning Julia,
    A very striking card, so dramatic.

  11. The card looks just as great in the "bright" red as the burgundy.

  12. Morning Julia, love this one, very Spanish! Love Jean xxx

  13. Hello Julia, Very dramatic, love it.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  14. Hi Julia
    Love this card, as said above it looks very dramatic.


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