Thursday, 19 February 2015

Wonderful Mum

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I used Sue's Fire & Ice technique on this one. The Spellbinders Wonderful Mum die set is 2 dies - the detail die and an outer cutting edge die so you can either cut the words as an insert or cut out as a complete piece.

I cut the inner die out of Coconut White Card leaving a good sized border around it. I added a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet over the front of the die cut piece. On the back, I added some Cosmic Shimmer Gemstones Gilding Flakes rubbing them into the die cut words and removing the excess with a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

I turned over, removed the other piece of backing sheets and rubbed Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow all over the surface.

I cut a frame out of Coconut White using a couple of dies from the Spellbinders Grand Rectangles Die Set.

I made a flower using Spellbinders Flower Play Die Set, inking around the edges of the die cuts with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and adding a 5mm White Pearl to the centre. I tied a knot in a piece of White Tulle, trimmed it and added a couple ot Pearl Sprays.

I assembled the card as shown adding some more White Pearls and piercing around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia. Thank you, a lovely card. Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card love tbe
    fire and ice technique.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hello Julia, I love this technique, and the resulting card is superb, great die as well, another one to add to the wish list. Have a lovely day. Bx

  4. Morning Julia and all crafters, lovely card today and as it is my 40th (ruby)wedding anniversary today and I am a Mum to 3 boys it is very apt.

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

  5. Lovely card. Still haven't tried this technique but I might have to give it a go soon! Thank you Julia.
    Marion B xx

  6. Hi Julia i am new to your blog but been a fan for a long time. I love this technique, I must give it a try.xx

  7. Hi Julia, A beautiful card today, the die is just right for the forthcoming Mother's Day and love the fire and ice technique . Regards, Linda.

  8. This die is very different to what I'm used to from Spellbinders! Lovely card Lovely idea

  9. Morning Julia, a very pretty card. Gorgeous background. Kind regards Joanne K x

  10. Morning Julia
    Again another beautiful card - lovely idea for cards to give away to charities but
    alas I no longer have a mother.
    Carol x

  11. Imagine recieving this beautiful card love it julia thank you for sharing xxxxx

  12. Another beautiful card and another spellbinders die set that I haven't seen!! Is it me or are these promised for the future?

    1. The Spellbinders I'm using are from the January release. The Wonderful Mum Die Set and the Flower Play Die Set are UK retailer exclusives so you need to ask your local shop to stock them.

  13. This is lovely Julia.
    Sadly, don't have mine any longer x

  14. Hi Julia

    Brilliant, I knew you'd do things with these Spellbinders that was a lot more than pieces of multicoloured card! Sue's fire and ice technique is perfect for these word dies, the tulle and pearl sprays make it extra special too :-) a card any mum would love to recieve!


    T x

  15. Hi Julia, a stunning card. Love the fire and ice technique.

  16. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. I love the fire and ice technique it always looks so impressive. I like how you have framed it and your accessories are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  17. Hi Julia,
    A beautiful card any mother would love to receive , Still not attempted
    the gilding flakes again after disaster the first time, oh boy ! :-)
    The pearl sprays are very pretty. Have a good day Maria

  18. Hi Julia,

    WOW! Stunning creation. Just love it. This would have to be put in a frame and hung on the wall if it was given to me, so beautiful.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Fire and Ice is the next theme for my craft club, so this card is very fortuitous. I have not seen this die before - I thought it was a stamp before I read your how-I-did-this instructions.

  20. Stunning card Julia, that fire and ice technique never fails to impress me. x x x

  21. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card today. Sues fire and ice technique suits this style of card.

  22. Wonderful card Julia, the fire and ice never fails to impress. Pat x

  23. Hi Julia
    Loving todays card & the fire & Ice background is amazing together with the wonderful die..

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze xx


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