Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, I have a sneak peek today from tomorrow's shows. Sue's artist has drawn some fabulous stamp designs with a dance theme - really appropriate with Strictly just started. There are 8 different stamps in the singles range and I've put together a dance themed A5 Sentiment Set called Step by Step. I've also put a pair of Phill Martin's Background Stamps on the show. I've loaded all these onto ebay here.

Here's your sneak peek -

For the background, with the stamp in my hand, I stamped Phill Martin's Vintage Script Background all around the edges of a piece of Coconut White Card with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Feather Frenzy Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Faded Jeans. I rubbed Pearl Moon over the embossed surface. I left it a few minutes to dry and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the image which we've called Salsa (it could also be a Rumba, I think, hence the sentiment that I chose for this card) using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Steel Blue Aurora Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Marvelous Squares and inked through the die with Faded Jeans. I cut a Spellbinders Grand Squares Die out of Sky Blue Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Step by Step Sentiment Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Steel Blue Aurora. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 8 and inked through the die with Faded Jeans.

I cut a couple of leaves using Sue's Petite Vinery Die Set and made a flower out of White Crochet Ribbon.

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a very different card as you say bang up to date. Sorry to say I have never watched the program. Take care all Kitty

  2. Morning Julia and all crafters, a really big WOW for this card, love it, I am sure the stamp sets are going to be really popular so I had better get in quick.

    You can almost hear the music in the background and feel the atmosphere, wonderful.

    Have a great day everyone what ever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Hello Julia, these stamps are going to be really popular, love the really arty feel to them. Beautiful card. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  4. Hi Julia. A lovely card using wonderful stamps, they are beautiful aren't they! I bet you are going to have some sell outs very quickly tomorrow. Have a good time and wishing you a safe journey to and from the studio : ) Take care.

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I do like the new stamp. I am looking forward to your shows tomorrow you are always a pleasure to watch. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  6. Morning Julia, lovely card, just right for the start of Strictly Cone Dancing! Love Jean xxx

  7. Hi Julia, great card and a really different stamp which I think will go down a treat!
    Look forward to the shows,

  8. Morning Julia, a beautiful card liking the new stamps looking forward
    to your shows tomorrow.
    Nancyd xx

  9. Wow Julia very up to date Strickley come dancing. Love it look forward to tomorrow love June xxxxx

  10. Morning Julia, a super card, I do love the stamp. Will be watching or taping the shows dependant on work. Have a great day.

  11. Hi Julia. Wow, thats a powerful stamp. Love it. SueL x

  12. Morning Julia,
    Love your card, looking forward to seeing what else you have for us tomorrow.

  13. Hi Julia
    I simply love these stamps and the card you have made with them. A totally new concept for cards. Sue comes up trumps again.

  14. Hello Julia, this is such a lovely card and the stamp is stunning. What a brilliant combination of talents between yourself and Sue. Have a great day.
    X Ros

  15. Morning Julia, I absolutely adore 'Strictly' I watch it avidly. This card is fabulous in colour and would be ideal for a dancer or someone who loves to watch dancing, fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Lovely card love the new stamps x xhazel

  17. I think this card will look great on the telly.

  18. Love the card Julia, great sentiment too! Hugs Carole Z X

  19. Good morning Julia, I like the look of these new stamps very apt as you say. I have a couple of friends who would love cards like this Beryl xx

  20. Lovely card & the stamps are perfect for Strictly fans.


  21. Hi Julia
    Oh I love it!
    Salsa or Rumba - great idea.
    Will rush home tomorrow to catch the 3pm show. In the meantime have to catch up on Phill's shows from yesterday as I was busy working and then enjoying a family meal which was fantastic!!! Italian waiters singing Happy Birthday - what more could a girl ask for?
    Enjoy your day and try not to work too hard.
    Sheila x

  22. I love the concept I'm a huge Strictly fan but I also dance & teach Salsa! OK I need to see the other stamps because I'd use this particular one for Tango but just goes to show how versatile this is 3 dances in one!

    1. All the stamps are on ebay - click the link above to go and have a look. Julia

  23. Hi Julia, I love this card! Thinking of joining a dance class for my hubby and I to get something to do together and this card make me want it even more
    Have a good time at c+c
    Maria x

  24. Beautiful Julia, cannot wait to see the rest lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  25. Hi Julia

    It's a lovely card, dance isn't my thing at all but I have to admire the skill of the artist. I love the colours, Phills stamp, the EF and the mix of des you've used

    Crafty hugs

    T x

  26. Evening Julia, love todays card. Gorgeous stamp. Looking forward to seeing what else is on the show. Kind regards Joanne K x

  27. Love both your background and the stamp Julia. Pat x


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