Monday 16 March 2015

Life isn't tied with a bow

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I started with the frame on this one. I cut the largest 2 dies from the Spellbinders Triple Floral Die Set together out of Milk Card. I cut the largest die only from the Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I glued the 2 together and put aside for a few minutes for the glue to dry.

In the meantime, I stamped the sentiment from John Lockwood's Fern Elements Stamp Set onto Milk Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Triple Tear Die. I cut another Triple Tear Die out of Coconut White Card. I cut a circular die from the Blooming Collection Die Set. This die has a lovely de-boss. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over the surface of the die cut.

I re-seated the 2nd largest die from the Spellbinders Triple Floral Die Set into my frame to cut the middle from the Coconut White Card cut from the 6 x 6 Matting Basics Die. The reason I waited till the glue was dry before doing this is that the pressure of the Grand Calibur will cause the glue to leak out from under the die cut making it look messy.

I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Swirling Hearts Embossing Folder. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over the surface, put aside to dry for a few minutes and once dry buffed up using a dry wet wipe. I added my frame to it using 3D Foam.

I cut the very pretty frame die from the Spellbinders Blooming Collection Die Set out of Milk Card. This is such a delicate die, I think it's best to use Wax Paper with this one.

I tied a knot in a piece of White Tulle. I made a flower using the Spellbinders Flower Play Die Set following Sue's tutorial here and here. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and some Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels. The 'leaves' are actually taken from the Spellbinders Draping Vines Elements Die Set and cut from Milk Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm White Pearl to each corner and piercing around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia and all crafters, such a stunning card today, I love it.

    Have a great Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you it is beautiful. Take care Kitty.

  3. Hi Julia What a beautiful card thank you tracyw

  4. Morning Julia,

    What a stunning card, so beautiful just love everything about it.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Hello Julia, todays card is incredibly beautiful, love all the elements, and the use of dies is astounding. Have a great Monday. Bx

  6. Lovely card, very pretty.


  7. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and love the pale
    Colours. Hope everyone had a fabulous Mothers Day.
    Nancy's xx

  8. a beautiful card Julia love the colours xxx

  9. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the dies they are so beautiful. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi Julia, a gorgeous and elegant card today the dies are beautiful and the colour is lovely Great card to start off this week!love Jane B.

  11. A beautiful , elegant card Julia!

  12. Morning Julia,
    Gorgeous card, love it all especially the design. Just my cup of tea.

  13. Lovely card I like the delicate colours too

  14. Stunning card Julia thank you love June xx

  15. Good morning Julia, I have really had a crafting block just lately. It's sites like yours that help me so much because of the inspiration you give. I love todays card Beryl xx

  16. Love this card Julia. Elegant and delicate, a definite must. Thank you

  17. Hi Julia, a beautiful card.

  18. Hi Julia. Lovely card. I got up extra early this morning. I'm determined to get some flowers finished. Cut and coloured them yesterday so lots of sticking today. SueL x

  19. This is stunning and love the sentiment x

  20. Hello Julia and all

    Beautiful Card. I really like the delicate colours used and all the dies are great. Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes

  21. Morning Julia, A lovely card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Lovely card Julia I just love the colours. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  23. I love this Julia can not wait to try this one crafty hugs Julie xxx

  24. What a beautiful card Julia I love the design and the dies you have used.
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  25. HI Julia
    Gorgeus card !
    Have a good day,
    Maria x

  26. Hi Julia

    What an amazing piece of work. Must've taken hours!


    T x

  27. Fabulous dies that you've used Julia. A lovely elegant card, really beautiful. Pat x

  28. Lovely ornate card Julia. Went to Harrogate and sought out Phill as you suggested, told him that you had sent me to give him some "trouble". He said to start nagging you to bring out your own range of goodies, although that would mean you would have to stop promoting his stuff!!

  29. Hi Julia

    Such as beautiful & delicate card & the lovely soft peach colour looks amazing.
    Love the spellbinder Triple Floral die set, so pretty & dainty & another set to add on my humongous wish list !!

    Always look forward to your daily newsletter to see what amazing creation awaits...

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx

  30. A lovely card today Julia, very chic! love the colour theme and all the dies you have used all compliment each other so well. 10 out of 10 for thus one. Hugs to all, Linda.


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