Wednesday 28 January 2015

Special Gifts

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all your emails to the studio yesterday and for the comments here on the blog. Much appreciated as always.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.

I stamped the Justrite Iron Swirls Background using Plum Archival. I simply cut it out using my trimmer and mounted it onto Rich Plum Card.

I cut out the largest die from the Spellbinders Labels 29 die set and inked through the die with Seedless Preserves. I stamped the large double corner stamp from the Justrite Special Gifts Labels 29 Clear Stamp Set on each side of the die cut as shown. As it's a clear stamp set it's pretty easy to see where to stamp.

I stamped the oval design from the same stamp set, again using Plum Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large.

I cut the Justrite Heirloom Flourish Two Die out of Rich Plum Card twice and slotted the die cuts either side of the Labels 29 die cut.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Rich Plum Card using Sue's Petite Vinery Die Set and made a flower out of White Crochet Ribbon.

I assembled the card as shown adding a White Pearl to each corner and I pierced around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card the colour looks fab. it
    looked more red on screen but still lovely you shows were
    great as usual I have to record them so can't email in but
    always try to watch them the same day.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you for yesterdays show, I have only seen the first show yet. So we had a special day, I am 4' 9" tall. LOL, Sue was Surprised when we met at Rushden She imagined me taller. Beautiful card thank you take care Kitty.

  3. Just catching up on one of your shows from yesterday great card too xx

  4. Gorgeous card-love the stamping, diecuts & the colour you have used. Forgot to record your shows so will try tonight on catchup.


  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I really enjoyed your 2:00 show yesterday. Thank you for sharing all those wonderful techniques. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  6. Morning Julia and all crafters, another beautiful card today, and loved the show.

    Have a great Wednesday everyone, it is a cold one so keep warm, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxxx

  7. Great card Julia and great shows!
    You are a natural !
    Always so informative and clear and fun too!

  8. I enjoyed both of your shows yesterday - watched them last night I must be more adventurous with mica ( I've only ever put some with water in a spritzer and sprayed onto plain card!) Today's card is lovely

  9. Hi Julia, shows were great, loved the demos and tips. Love the background stamps, and the one today is fast becoming a favourite along with the flourish dies, a really beautiful card with lovely colours. Have a good day. Bx

  10. Morning Julia,

    Stunning card, love it all especially the ironworks stamp.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  11. Morning Julia
    Enjoyed the shows yesterday - all your cards were stunningly beautiful - loved them all. Thank you for the cut & dry technique's
    Carol x

  12. Morning Julia,
    Didn't get to see your shows yesterday, will watch them later on catch up.

  13. Beautiful card love the colours

  14. Another lovely card Julia - looking forward to watching the shows asap

  15. Hi Julia, this us such a beautiful card, the rich plum is a stunning colour. Great shows yesterday. X Ros

  16. Hello Julia and all

    Stunning card, lovely colour, I'm really pleased I bought yesterdays foundation card, I'm just starting to collect the colours. Great shows yesterday. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  17. Great card Julia love the colours.
    Lynne x

  18. Love the card julia it's fab thank you for sharing love June horrocks xxxxxx

  19. Hi Julia, Mmmmmmmmm, this is gorgeous, the colour is sumptuous and the card make-up is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Fabulous card Julia. The colour is beautiful and the way you've used the dies is really effective. Pat x

  21. Glad you enjoyed yourself yesterday. Lovely card today. Tomorrow is it a rest day or a prepare for Sunday in Nottingham day?

  22. Hi Julia
    Very opulent & rich card today, love everything about it & those crochet ribbon flowers are just stunning...
    Beautiful as always.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx

  23. Hi Julia. Lovely card again today. Not watched yesterdays shows yet, I am geting so behind. SueL x

  24. Love the layout of this card, very attractive. Carol xx

  25. Lovely colours Julia, I love these stamps. Liz Spooner.xx

  26. Hi Julia,
    Have now watched both shows and your hints and tips are excellent. It's also nice to be reminded of the different ways we can use the products we bought.
    You made some gorgeous samples. You worked very hard.
    Thank you.
    Today's card is lovely in lovely colours.
    Love Myra

  27. Hi Julia
    Another lovely card today. I especially love the background stamp and the sentiment in the middle of the card. I've just stRted go wTch the first of yesterday's show. Loving the flower stamps and I've ordered both. I'm having to design the Month of MAy for a ClIgraphy calender for next year. Although I don't actually do Calligraphy the group though we should join in as well. These stamps will be perfect with the flowers, swirls and verses. Thanks for the inspiration.


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