Thursday 12 March 2015

Thursday Two-Fer

Hi Bloggers.

Another two-fer starting with a sneak peek from tomorrow's show -

I've kept this very simple and very flat with the thought that when making wedding invites there's probably 50 or more to make and most will be sent in the post.

So, the background is a piece of Coconut White Card run through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Heart Lattice Embossing Folder.

I cut a panel from the Couture Creations Vintage Rose 6 x 6 Paper Pad (you can get 3 panels from each sheet). I ran a Perfect Medium Ink Pad along the edges of the panel, dipped it into Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.

I cut a Couture Creations Touch of Love Die out of Coconut White Card. I added Perfect Medium all over and then dusted with Cosmic Shimmer Enchanted Gold Mica Powder.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Vintage Typewriter Wedding Stationery Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellinders A2 Matting Basics A and inked through the die with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

I assembled the card as shown adding a few 3mm Cream Pearls.

Here's today's second card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Cross Stitch PinPoint Embossing Folder.

The borders are cut from Black Card using Spellbinders Draping Vines Elements. The little flowers are cut from Rich Red Card using Spellbinders Draping Vines Frame Die Set. I added some 3mm White Pearls to the centre of the flowers.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Baroque Sentiments using Jet Black Archival. I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet over the top of it and added Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels. I cut it out using a Spellbinders Circle Delight die and inked through the die with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I cut 2 frames out of Black Card using 2 of the dies in the Spellbinders Triple Floral Die Set.

I tied a bow using Black Crochet Ribbon and added a Crystal Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges.

Hope you've enjoyed today's two-fer.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you, both cards are beautiful, the invitation one is great if you have a lot to do. Take care Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia
    Both cards are beautiful I like the second one more thank you tracyw

  3. Hi Julia, a really great two-fer today. Both cards are equally beautiful, love the simplicity of the Invitation and the drama of the black, red and white one. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Both beautiful Julia, good luck with the shows.

    Love &Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Morning Julia, your spoiling us today with two beautiful cards, love them, going to have to have a play.

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

  6. What a great contrast in the cards both are great xx

  7. Morning Julia, two gorgeous cards today love them both.
    Nancyd xx

  8. Two beautiful cards-love the heart die on the first & the border die on the second.


  9. Hi Julia, we are spoiled today with two beautiful cards like the black ,red and white one the most.take care Jane B.

  10. Morning Julia,
    Two great card, the black and white with the splash of red it very dramatic, and the first one very gentle. Lovely.

  11. Both cards are lovely Like you've said the wedding invite needs to be flat as most are posted My daughter is spending most week ends at mo looking at wedding venues and her fiancé has already said that I'll be making the stationery! So all ideas are gratefully received

  12. Love both cards julia the firs one great for invitations the second beautiful also thank you love always June horrocks xxxxx

  13. Two very different but great cards xx hazel

  14. Both lovely cards Julia but particularly like the white, black and red one x

  15. Love the subtleness of the wedding invitation, and then pow! a really dramatic card, both are fabulous x

  16. Good morning Julia, I do enjoy your two fers, as they are usually very different and you haven't dissappoined today. As they are so diff it's difficult to like one more than another, but the wedding card is such a valuable one to have in your designs just in case a batch are needed. See you at ten. X Ros

  17. Lovely cards Julia, especially the red and black. Really looking forward to tomorrow'sshows. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  18. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely cards. I think the first is very pretty and delicate and as you say would be ideal for batch making. The second is striking. The little red flowers give the monotone such a ping. Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you enjoy the show tomorrow.

    Best wishes

  19. Hi Julia
    Two gorgeous cards today. I'm looking forward to seeing your shows tomorrow. I hope the recorder works ok.

  20. The red/black/white one is very striking - should look just as good on the telly.

    1. The second card is not going to be on tv. I've posted it as part of my Spellbinders Ambassador for Creative Expressions role.

  21. Hi Julia, Two gorgeous cards, and that very beautiful and pretty rose paper, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Hi Julia your cards are gorgeous. You are right wedding invites need to be simple and flat. I am making 50 invites for our niece and her fiance, 50 save the date cards have already been sent. Enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs Jackie

  23. Hi Julia. Two totally different cards and both lovely. Recorder all set for tomorrow. Have fun. SueL x

  24. Hi Julia stunning cards as usual,I love the way you did the bow with the lace. I do visit your blog but do not comment every day.
    Congrats on your new role with Spellbinders.

  25. Hi Julia,
    two absolutely gorgeous cards. the first one I love the EF and the heart ( I need that one) The second one is stunning and I think it was on the table at YG :-)
    See you tomorrow, have a great time on the set,
    Maria x

  26. Love the invitation card Julia and your second card is really dramatic. Pat x

  27. Hi Julia
    wow, another 2 stunning cards & love both of them equally...

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx


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