Thursday, 18 December 2014

If friends were flowers

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Eternity Embossing Folder.

I stamped the Floral Spray onto Black Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two.

I made a bow using Sue's Filigree 3D Itty Bitty Bow and added it to the Floral Spray.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Crystal Swirl Vase onto Black Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with True White Detail Powder. I cut it out using a die from Sue's Valencia Die Set.

 I assembled the card as shown adding a Black Swirl, some Small Black Circle Dazzlers and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you I love cards with a touch of drama. Take care Kitty

  2. Morning Julia
    Stunning monochrome card today!
    Sheila x

  3. Hello Julia, this card is very elegant and classy, and especially if the recipient isn't one that likes lots of bling and colour. Really like it, and think with a different sentiment could be a sympathy card. Thank you for all the ideas and inspiration. Take care. Bx

  4. Morning Julia and all crafters, very elegant card today, beautiful xx

    Enjoy your Thursday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  5. Beautiful card Julia, as was yesterdays.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  6. Morning Julia,
    A beautiful card and I love the sentiment.

  7. Very elegant And that Itty Bitty Bow really finishes it off

  8. Good morning Julia although not a fan of black and white I realy like this card just so elegant Beryl xx

  9. I love monochrome and this is no exception.
    Lynne x

  10. Never fails black and white beautiful card Julia thank you xxxx

  11. Morning Julia, I love the way you have used Sue's bow over the stamped image - saves a lot of fiddly masking if trying to do a stamped bow. Thanks for reminding us just how nice these stamps are.
    Have a good day, Ruth x

  12. That's nice Julia - I always like black and white and I love Sue's bows, have used mind lots.

  13. Hi Julia,
    Better late than never , had a really busy morning. Love this Black and White Card it is stunning.
    Carol x

  14. Hi Julia
    Love this card as the monochrome colours are very striking.
    I must get that Eternity embossing folder as it's so beautiful.

    Beautiful & stunning card from a very talented lady.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  15. Lovely card Julia.Very dark I like it.Black and white
    always works for me
    Take care Maria x

  16. Julia - been a bit quiet recently as recovering from Whiplash (result of a rear end shunt) and sitting at a compter for any period of time is painful. Anyway all is wellish now, car cannot be repaired until the New Year, hopefully all will be done by 15th Jan (I am booked on your workshop), otherwise it will be a strange car to a unfamiliar area when I travel down - that will be a challenge.

    I am pleased to see that someone else is finding the itty bitty bows useful for stamped floral arrangements.

  17. Hi Julia this is a gorgeous card I do like the white on black combination. Hugs Jackie

  18. Hi Julia. A very classy card and Sue's itty bitty bow just finishes it off nicely. SueL x

  19. Hello Julia, A stunning and classy card, the white on black is so striking, I love to use that embossing powder, the images are so crisp and detailed.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx


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