Monday 8 December 2014

Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

As promised, today I have a card from tomorrow's shows. I have picked some of my favourite stamps from 2014 for the shows - there's a different selection on each show.

This is a new card I've made for the first show -

I couldn't end the year without a few more messy backgrounds! I still love doing them and they are a great way of getting into stamping and are never the same twice.

So, for this background, I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Leafy Background onto Coconut White Card using Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I repeated the process with Phill's Grungy Honeycomb and Crushed Olive 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 Stormy Sky. I rubbed Pearl Moon Gilding Wax all over the embossed design. I left it to dry for a few minutes and then buffed up with a dry wet wipe. I wrapped a piece of White Crochet Ribbon around the centre.

I stamped the Lily Spray using Jet Black Archival amd embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Distress Markers - Stormy Sky, Crushed Olive and Mustard Seed, pulling the colour out using a Tim Holtz Water Brush.

I cut the Lily Spray out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two and inked through the die with Stormy Sky.

I made a bow out of Sky Blue Card using Sue's Mosaic 3D Itty Bitty Bow and added it to the Lily Spray.

I stamped the sentiment which comes with the Cut Glass Vase using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using another Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two Die and inked through the die with Stormy Sky.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Small Circle Dazzler to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, another stunning card today, love the new stamps.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone, hugs June Smith xxx

  2. Morning Julia.
    You will always be the Queen of messy backgrounds, the card is so pretty thank you ,take care Kitty

  3. Hi Julia, what a beautiful card, love the Lily stamp, and your backgrounds are awesome. Have a great day. Bx

  4. A lovely card Julia looking forward to your ad shows tomorrow xxx

  5. Great card-love the addition of the bow.


  6. Good morning Julia today's card is very pretty the Lily stamp is gorgeous I do like how you create your backgrounds. I am so looking forward to your shows tomorrow they will be awesome. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

    1. Th this is such a sweet card Julia, love it,

  7. Lovely Julia, love the colours
    Hugs Michelle xxxx

  8. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, love it.

  9. Morning Julia, another very pretty card the background as usual is
    Nancyd xx

  10. Morning Julia
    Once again a fab background. Love the bow on the flowers.
    A fantastic card - looking forward to the shows.
    Sheila x

  11. Lovely card Julia - shading is beautiful again
    Must make sure I record you this time, missed the one with the cats and dogs :-(

  12. You are such a clever lady, this card is beautiful, thank you Julia.
    Lynne x

  13. The card is stunning Julia I love the stamp your colouring is brill thank you for a sneaky peek love June xxxxxx

  14. Very sweet card Julia,like your messy backgrounds
    Have a good day
    Maria x

  15. Hi Julia, Wow !! this is a definite stunner.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Beautiful card love the colours xx hazel

  17. Just Fabulous and so wonderful. Kay

  18. Just love this card Julia, hope you have a peaceful and happy New Year xx


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