Sunday 9 November 2014

Especially for You

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Sky Blue Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Lacy 8 Die with emboss sandwich only.

I then cut the Lacy 8 Die out of Cobalt Card. I used the inner section only and glued it on top of the embossed piece.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Everyday Expressions Stamp Set onto Sky Blue Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die in Sue Wilson's Tuscany Die Set.

I tied a bow using White Crochet Ribbon. I painted some Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Blue PVA onto a Small Fancy Pearl Embellishment. Once dry, I added it to the bow. I also added a couple of White Pearl Decorative Stick Pins.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls and some dots of Pastel Blue PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card so pretty. Thank you. Take care Kitty

  2. Lovely card, blue looks great with this die , it is really pretty,

  3. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the technique you used it shows off the beauty of the dies so well. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  4. Morning Julia,
    Just lovely. I do like the way you gave embossed the die,I never have must luck when I try this technique it always seems to cut some of the design.

  5. Lovely card this morning, really liking the cobalt blue x

  6. Hello Julia, I love this card and must have a go . I have see Sue do this embossing but unsure how or why it doesn't cut and just emboss. I have nothing spoiling so I will have a go. I hope the rain has stopped for you all.
    X Ros

  7. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card and love the way you have used the
    Nancyd xx

  8. Lovely card & I really like this technique-must try this soon.


  9. This technique looks very effective But like Lydia when I try it, parts cut out instead of emboss I will give it another go and by sticking a seperate die cut on top of the embossed one hopefully it'll hide the slightly cut embossed one - did any of that make sense? Tips to avoid it happening in first place would be very gratefully received because I tend to only use an embossing folder to emboss and not my dies

  10. Hi Julia, a really great technique, will have to try it with some of the dies I have, as I don't have this one. Have a great Sunday. Bx

  11. Morning Julia
    Love this card, the design and colours are great - will try this
    Carol x

  12. Morning Julia
    Love the idea of embossing and then cutting and layering it on top. Beautiful cobalt card too.
    I've a card to make for my son's girlfriend and so on the same theme with one of Sue's dies.....
    Enjoy your day - hopefully it's stopped raining where you are today.
    Sheila x

  13. Lovely card again Julia, stronger colours that yesterday's and just as impressive.Thank you.

  14. Beautiful card Julia, love the lacy dies.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  15. Hi Julia. Lovely card, really like the brighter blue. SueL x

  16. Very much a perfect fit card, and elegant.

  17. Hi Julia. A gorgeous card,love the cobalt card and the
    rest is perfectly put together.
    Have a nice day Maria x

  18. Beautiful card Julia. Love the cobalt blue card used.

  19. Lovy card Julia thank you for sharing love June xxxx

  20. Lovely card Julia. I can't wait to try the technique you have used to create the centrepiece. Thank you.

  21. Really lovely card Julia, very striking and not as difficult as it looks but the sound of it.

  22. Like what you have done with this card Julia. I have this die, so might give this a go, won't be quite the same, as I will need to adjust it slightly to fit on the card blank.

  23. Very pretty Julia.

    I love the colours, I always think this die reminds me of a stained glass window!

    Crafty hugs

    T x


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