Monday 29 December 2014

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by randomly inking through the Criss Cross Mask using Wild Honey Distress Ink onto a piece of Coconut White Card. Then, with the stamp in my hand, I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Leafy Background using Dried Marigold Distress Ink. I repeated the process with Phill Martin's Crackled Background and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I made sure the ink was dry and ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over the surface. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the Daisy Spray using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Distress Markers. I used Ripe Persimmon, Evergreen Bough and Gathered Twigs.

I stamped the Scrollwork Vase using Pefect Medium and brushed Burnt Red Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Golden Winter Mica Spray Set over. I removed the excess with a dry wetwipe and cut it out using scissors.

I popped the vase on top of the Daisy Spray and selected a die to fit - the largest in Sue's Granada Die Set. I removed the vase and cut out using the die, inking through the die with Dried Marigold. I added the vase using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Earthenware Vase using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the smallest die in Sue's Valencia Die Set and inked through the die with Dried Marigold.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia. Thank you a very pretty card. Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card but as usual I would do it in
    lilac or blue.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Sorry forgot to say
    Congrats. to Ros
    on winning yesterday.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Great card, love the background.


  5. The colours are gorgeous Can't wait for Spring to start Even though I've been lucky and the weather has been mild (so far!) it's still so grey I need a bit if warmth and colour

  6. Hi Julia, what a lovely warm colour for a really cold day. Love the flowers.
    Best Wishes Lilian.

  7. Morning Julia, this is beautiful, you have given us sunshine on a card. What a great start to a grey and cold Monday morning. Well done Ros on winning the card giveaway. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  8. Lovely card Julia and love the colours, I must get the rest of these stamps in the new year
    Hugs to all Michelle xxxx

  9. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. The flower stamp is beautiful. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hello Julia and all

    I really like the colours used, it is very fresh. Congratulations Ros.

    Best wishes

  11. Love the card today julia very pretty thank you for sharing love June xxxxx

  12. Lovely card Julia, quite simple but very effective.
    Lynne x

  13. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card today. I do love the vase and flowers that you have used.

  14. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, a quick post as I'm not feeling too good, full of cold and a raking cough.

  15. Hi Julia, now Christmas is over my next joy is Spring and what a perfect card to start the count down to. I love this card as its a true mix of daff yellows to lead us into the first day of Spring which just happens to be My Birthday.
    X Ros

  16. Beautiful card Julia. Love the colours used. The vase reminds me of one my mum had. Helen

  17. Morning Julia
    Love this card, love how you have stamped the background - pretty colours
    Carol x

  18. Hello Julia, this card is so pretty and delicate, love the stamps used and the colour palette. Tha background is amazing.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  19. Hi Julia, I'm so loving this background.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Hi Julia. I like the card of course, but I especially like today's background. SueL

  21. Hi Julia
    Very pretty card today, love the soft colours & would be perfect for all age groups.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  22. Very sweet card Julia,like the background and the colours are so sunny
    Congrats Ros
    Happy New Year to you Julia and family !
    Maria x

  23. Such a pretty card Julia, the colours are lovely. The star of the show though is that fabulous background - it's absolutely stunning. Pat x


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