Thursday 22 January 2015

Just Because

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card  -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Checkerboard PinPoint Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Dried Marigold Distress Ink.

I sprayed some Phill Martin Graceful Peach Ink Spray Mist onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam to make myself an 'ink pad'. I then spayed a little more onto my Craft Sheet and mixed this with a little Graceful Peach Mica Powder. I added this to my 'ink pad' and used it to stamp one of the corners from the Justrite Ornate Corners Clear Stamp Set along a strip of Coconut White Card to form a border. I matted this onto a piece of Peach Card.

I stamped the sentiment and the frame from the Justrite Botanical Swirls Labels Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Graceful Peach Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Botanical Swirls & Accents Die Set. I removed the sentiment/frame and inked through the die with the mister/mica ink pad for the outer frame. I cut a Justrite Nested Cloud & Tag Die out of Coconut White Card. I ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Quilted Flower Embossing Folder. I rubbed Gracefu Peach Gilding Wax over. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe. I added some Graceful Peach Twinkles around the edges using Cut n Dry Foam.

I cut the large corner die from the the Spellbinders Botanical Swirls & Accents Die Set out of Peach Card. I popped some Warm White Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk Paint onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in a little Graceful Peach Mica Powder. I used this to colour a piece of White Crochet Ribbon using a piece of Cut n Dry Foam. Once dry, I made a flower with half of it cut lengthways.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls to the top right hand corner and some dots of Graceful Peach PVA around the edges.

I've taken a pic of the demo bits that are up for grabs from Monday's Craft Clinic. If you haven't already done so, leave a comment on Tuesday's blog post if you'd like to win a bag of homework!

 Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you. It is nice to see some of the older dies back in play. Take care when your out and about. Kitty

  2. Hi Julia, lovely card, such pretty colours, and a fab layout. I love your crochet ribbon flowers. Have a great day. Bx

  3. Just love this card I like the way you have created the border and l love the botanical swirls set xxx

  4. Lovely card, very pretty. The demo pieces look interesting.


  5. Morning Julia and all crafters, another stunning card today, love it.

    It is a cold one today so please everyone keep warm, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  6. I love it Especially as I have both of the embossing folders and the Botanical Swirls dies of which I have only ever used the corner! It's great to see "older" dies in use and will try and utilise the others in the set I love how you've mixed the embossing folders and used one as part of the focal point

  7. This is gorgeous Julia, loving thecolour too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Morning Julia, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  9. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, homework look interesting.

  10. Fab card Julia, I love the peach colour & your flower is really pretty. Pat x

  11. Hi Julia. Very pretty card made in a very pretty colour. SueL x

  12. Beautiful card Julia, pretty colours, and a crochet ribbon flower that is adorable..
    Lynne x

  13. Lovely card Julia - a gentle reminder for me to play with my Phill goodies, which I have still not done since your workshop. Good luck to whoever wins your demo goodies - what a nice collection of homework!

  14. Hello Julia and all

    Pretty card and a lovely colour. I really like the way you have used corner stamps to make your border. I was amazed to see how much there is in the homework bundle, it would be nice to see what happens with it. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  15. Hi Julia,
    Not my favourite colours today but I love the clever use of techniques and background . Wow , you have to prepare an awful lot for these Shows!
    Thanks Julia,
    Love Myra

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  17. Hi Julia
    Lovely fresh & bright colour choice for todays card & just right to cheer up a very cold day up on the North Norfolk Coast...
    Love all the background techniques you have used & love the Crochet ribbon flowers, especially when coloured with the same tone of the main card...
    Beautiful as always..

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  18. Hi Julia, I love how you have done this card, the technique is fabulous and the finished card is gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. The card is beautiful julia love it you are so clever thank you for sharing love June horrocks xxxxxxx

  20. Hi Julia this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie


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