Tuesday 27 January 2015

Shows on Create & Craft Today

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows on Create & Craft today at 8am and 2pm. Hope you can join me. There are different Justrite Stamps and Dies on each show that have special prices.

Here's today's card -

For this card, I made myself a custom made ink pad. I cut a piece of Cur n Dry Felt roughly the size of the flower stamp I wanted to use from the Justrite Floral Thank You Stamp Set. I added some drops of Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass Distress Re-inkers onto the felt side of the pad. This is what my ink pad looks like -

I used this to stamp the image and the sentiment both from the Justrite Floral Thank You Stamp Set. I really like the colour variation from this. I cut them out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and Justrite Vintage Sentiment Tag Dies respectively and inked through the dies with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.

For the background, with the stamp in my hand I randomly stamped the Justrite Dotted Fronds Background onto a piece of Milk Card using my Custom Made Ink Pad. Then I repeated the process using the Justrite Iron Swirls Background using Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Seedless Preserves.

I used my Custom Made Ink Pad to colour a piece of Milk Card and cut some leaves using Sue's Petite Vinery Die Set. I cut 2 of the smallest die and 4 of the next size up of the Justrite Vintage Labels Three Dies out of Milk Card and used them to make a scrunched up flower. I inked the edges with Seedless Preserves.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls to the corners and I pierced around the edges with a Pierceing Ruler and Piercing Tool.

The ink pad will last quite a while when kept in a plastic bag.

Hope you can join me today.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, wow this card is beautiful, love the colours used to stamp the image and the background, and yippee my favourite scrunched flowers are back. Love it. Have great day, looking forward to the shows. Bx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a beautiful card, great ink pad idea. I shall have to record today. Baby sitting today. Take care all. Kitty.

  3. Wow what a stunning card . Love the create your own inkPad idea.
    I will be recording your shows to watch later xxx

  4. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I love the effect you have achieved with the ink pad you created. Good luck with the shows today. Hugs Jackie

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

    Have a great Tuesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, and wrap up warm, hugs, June Smith xxx

  6. Love this card Julia , the colours are fab and background and flower gorgeous .
    The swirls just set off the fab flower.
    Look forward two your shows,

  7. Morning Julia,

    Gorgeous card, love how you have coloured the stamps.

    Good luck with the shows

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Clever idea with the felt pad Hope shows go ok Having to record

  9. Hello Julia and all

    Beautiful Card,lovely colours and I really like your layout. I'm looking forward to the shows, I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  10. A beautiful card Julia. Love how you've made your own ink pad.

  11. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, lovely colours.

  12. Wow Julia that's fantastic, love it. I am recording the shows to watch later - still catching up after my holiday!!

  13. Lovely card; thanks for the details explanation.

  14. Hi Julia. Didn't manage to catch the first show but have it recorded. Love your card and the colours you have used. Can't wait to watch the show now. SueL x

  15. Beautiful card Julia, very vintage looking.
    Lynne x

  16. Hi Julia

    Stunning effect. Would love to try that re inker technique.

    Recorded 8am, looking forward to show in a few minutes.


    T x

  17. Hi Julia, a stunning card and the colours are lovely.
    Couldn't get your site up again this morning the same
    yesterday but I checked out yesterdays card just now
    and it is beautiful.
    Nancyd xx

  18. Put the flags out - you got to do both your shows today - horrah! I caught the first half hour of the 8.00 am show before I went to work. Will try and catch the 2 pm one when I get home on catch up. Samples all looked great.

  19. Beautiful card Julia. Lovely colours.Fun idea with the stamp pad
    Have a good evening

  20. Hi Julia, I really love this card, the colour combo is fabulous, and the dotted fronds stamp is one of my favourites, a great technique with the inking onto the cut n dry.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Hi Julia, I really love this card, the colour combo is fabulous, and the dotted fronds stamp is one of my favourites, a great technique with the inking onto the cut n dry.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Stunning card Julia, the colours are gorgeous. Thoroughly enjoyed your shows today, you really are an inspiration. Pat x

  23. Beautiful card Julia loved both the shows today and the tips and demos were great love June horrocks xxxx

  24. Hi Julia
    Lovely card, beautiful colours which blend together perfectly.
    Liking the way you have created the amazing background & with being embossed really makes it pop, together with the addition of the stamped plaque, flower & sentiment..

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx


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