Friday 26 December 2014

Happy Days

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you had a good Christmas Day and have a relaxing day today.

Here's today's card -

This card started with some coloured Sparkle Texture Paste that I had left over from another project. Rather than waste it I used it through the Criss Cross Mask so I could use it as a panel. By the way, it was the Cosmic Shimmed Frosty Dawn Texture Paste mixed with a little Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Once the Texture Paste was dry I ran the piece through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder and then matted it onto Aqua Card.

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Sea Garden Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Tumbled Glass.

I masked off the frame on the Regal Iris Stamp with Low Tack Tape. I inked it up with Jet Black Archival, removed the tape and stamped onto Coconut White Card. I embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive Distress Markers. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Desert Daisies Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass.

I assembled the card as shown adding a couple of White Mini Pearl Swirls, some 8mm White Pearls to the corners and somw dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card,love the different background, Take care Kitty.


  2. Morning Julia and all crafters, another beautiful card today.

    I am going away for a week today so not sure if I can comment every day but I will try.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Hi , lovely card again today. Best Wishes Lilian.

  4. Lovely card Julia, I love the simplicity of it, also the colour
    Have a great Boxing day
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  5. Hi Julia lovely card the iris is such a beauty and the background is lovely too love June xxxx have a lovely time June xxxxxx

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful. I hope you had a great day yesterday and that you get some time to relax today. Hugs Jackie

  7. Morning Julia,
    Another very pretty card, love it.

  8. Morning Julia, hope you had a lovely Christmas day too. Love this card beautiful soft colours. Enjoy your day today, hope you get to relax too. Bx

  9. Morning all I hope you had great day yesterday and are looking forward to today. A great card Julia I must try that technique with the texture paste love the aqua card xxx

  10. Morning Julia, a beautiful card really love the background and the strip
    down the side. Happy Boxing Day everyone hope it is a restful one.
    Nancyd xx

  11. Beautiful card Julia Happy Boxing Day xx hazel

  12. Hello Julia and all

    A really delicate looking card, lovely effect. Thank you for sharing.

    Good luck in the Craft Awards Julia

    Best wishes

  13. Happy Boxing Day Julia. Thank you for another beautiful card - I love the iris. Pat x

  14. Hi Julia
    Another beautiful card. Love the texture paste and embossing.
    Enjoy your Boxing Day.
    Sheila x

  15. Hi Julia
    Love today's card, and the textured paste is simply stunning. Hope your enjoying a relaxing Boxing Day.

  16. Hi Julia. Just arrived back home and catching up on your blog. It is so much calmer at home, much more peaceful. I feel your card has that air about it today also. Lovely. SueL x

  17. Hello Julia, This card it's pretty and delicate, love the Iris stamp and the texture glitter background.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  18. Wonderful card Julia, really delicate, beautiful colours.
    Lynne xx

  19. Hi Julia

    Beautiful card today & love the soft pretty colours, stunning
    Hope you've had a lovely Boxing day...

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  20. Hi Julia, A beautiful card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx


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