Sunday 7 June 2015

Wishing you a Beautiful day

Hi Bloggers.

Busy day at Strikes in Stokesly yesterday. I was so pleased that I had a quicker journey back home, getting in just after 8pm.

Here's today's card -

I was, and still am, unsure about using this background on this card. Maybe just an embossed piece of Coconut White Card would have been better but this poor background was made weeks ago at one of my demos and it really needed a home!

So, for the background, I used Sue Wilson's High Low Technique. I added a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet to a piece of Coconut White Card and removed the backing sheet. I dusted the Wired Mask lightly with my Anti Static Pad and placed it dusted side down onto the adhesive sheet. I added some Decadent Teal and Decadent Denim Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powder and spread it around using a Dusting Brush. I removed the excess with a dry wet wipe. I removed the mask and gave the piece a good tap on the back to try and remove any lingering loose mica powder. I then added some Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fabulous Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Cobalt Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders Curved Squares and inked through the die with Stonewashed Adirondack Dye Ink and a Smoothie. I cut a larger Curved Square out of Cobalt Card.

I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Decorative Curved Squares Die Set out of Sky Blue Card.

I made a flower out of Sky Blue Card using Spellbinders Flower Play Die Set following Sue's Tutorial here and here. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and some Iced Snow Glitter Jewels. I cut a couple of leaves out of Cobalt Card using Spellbinders Romantic Vines Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges.

Don't forget to pop by later to see if you have won a Gemini Die - not sure what time it'll be! lol

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia...I think the background looks gorgeous as it is & as for the decorative and curved squares...they have a wow factor for me also...sometimes there is a colour that suits a particular die shape more than any other and the cobalt does just that for the large curved square...simply gorgeous along with the romantic Vines...before too long this die will find its way into my basket...I have something similar but it's not as pretty as this vine die. This card looks very pretty Julia and I'm sure it looks even more stunning in real time...thank you so much for sharing your talents with us again today...Ps so glad you had a lovely day at your demos and a pleasant journey home...Take care and hugs and smiles to you Beth B x x x

  2. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card today, Thank you. I am glad to read you had a safe journey home. Take care, Have a good rest today. I quite like the background, you could always do another one and compare them. Have fun Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, another beautiful card today. glad you enjoyed yourself yesterday.

    Enjoy your Sunday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. A lovely card - the background is gorgeous ! I was debating whether or not to buy the decorative curved squares - you have made my mind up - I love them !


  5. Hi Julia
    love blues and lilacs so the weekend's cards have been right up my street.
    Glad the day went ok. x

  6. Hi Julia. Love the background and it fits this card wonderfully. Glad you had a quicker journey home yesterday, hope you get a rest today. Sue xxx

  7. A lovely overall look.

  8. Hi Julia, I love the background it really does look like you are viewing the background through mesh. Love the colour scheme. A great card. Lol lynne m x x x

  9. Great technique I have done something similar with flakes and micro beads

  10. Think this is a great card Julia, including the background!
    Glad you had a good day,

  11. Hi Julia, I think the card is superb. I love the background and it really is effective with the die cuts. Glad you had a good journey home. Good luck everyone for the draw. Bx

  12. Hi Julia
    Stunning card love the background and the new dies thank you tracyw

  13. Beautiful card in great co!ours

  14. I think you have made the background work well. I have looked at the Spellbinders Decorative Curved set and wondered how it would look. Still not sure but I do like what you have done.
    Thanks for the links to tutorials.

    Jan from NSW (Aus)

  15. I like it Julia. ...If you'd used the white background it would have been too stark....
    Enjoy your Sunday
    Luv Rach :)

  16. Love the design and the Decorative Curved dies are now on my wish list.
    Rosemary xx

  17. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I think the background really works on this card. I am pleased that you had a good day yesterday and did not get back too late. Enjoy today. Hugs Jackie

  18. Lovely card today Julia. The back ground really does work with this card and so do the other dies glad you had a good demo day yesterday and a safe journey home. Hugs Rosie xxxxx

  19. Good morning Julia, a stunning card love the background too. Take care Jane B.

  20. Good morning Julia, glad you had a safe journey home. Good luck everyone!!!
    Loving your card today. It was sunny but it's a bit cloudy now too still
    blustery though!!! Have a good one Loopy Lynda xxx

  21. Hi Julia, A lovely card today, I like the mixture of Blue's and the background looks very intricate

  22. Morning Julia, a beautiful card the background is a bit busy but I think it works.
    Nancyd xx

  23. Morning Julia
    Very unusual background but it goes well with this card. Colours all blend well.
    Pleased you had a good journey back and not too late
    Carol x

  24. Lovely card-everything looks great against the background.


  25. Lovely card love the background glad you had a good day love June horrocks xx

  26. Hi Julia. I love the background, in fact I love the whole card, I do like strong colours. You did have a long day yesterday, but hope it was fun. SueL x

  27. Hi Julia,
    I understand what you mean about the background, maybe the decorative square would have worked differently in the cobalt blue. Either way the card is still lovely.
    Thanks for all the great ideas,
    Heather Treble

  28. Gorgeous card Julia, I love the background, I think it goes well with the die as in the shapes, perhaps you could have cut the die in White? Very pretty card.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  29. Hi Julia,
    I think this is rather a lovely card with the mesh
    effect background. Lovely colours blue together.
    Have a nice day,
    hugs Maria x

  30. Hi Julia
    Love today's card, it is really pretty and the background is lovely. Glad you had a good day yesterday, still gutted I shall be away when you come to Wales, but hope you will come back soon.
    Love Jan x x

  31. Hello Julia and all

    I think your card works well, some of us need ideas for more flamboyant cards for more flamboyant people. I like the Decorative Curved Square die Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes.

  32. Hi Julia, A lovely card with a great colour combo, I think the background works well, but it would look equally lovely with a white glittery background too.
    Glad you got home safely.
    Congratulations to all the lucky Winners, enjoy your goodies.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  33. Gorgeous card Julia, love the blue colours and beautiful details x

  34. This is so beautiful.
    My sister went to your demo in Ince Blundell, Ladygreen Nurseries, she wished she could have stayed all day. xxx

  35. Beautiful card Julia so pretty.

    Hugs Annx

  36. Glad you had a good day yesterday and a safe journey home. Quite a trip.
    Another great card today too.
    Congratulations to all the winners today

  37. Hi Julia,I think the background looks great an the card is beautiful. Take Care Melody xx

  38. Hi Julia, lovely card today.
    Congratulations to all the winners.
    Hope you are having a great day
    Maggie in Solihulll

  39. Hi Julia
    Not to sure why your unsure about this background. But I think it's lovely.

  40. Hi Sue,
    I think the background is fantastic but, not sure about it as a whole, think its a bit busy for me, still a lovely card though and the colours are gorgeous.
    Glad you had a safe journey home.
    Received all my goodies from your shop yesterday, what a fantastic delivery service you give....Thank You.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  41. Hi Julia,
    Well I like your background! but I know what you mean about needing a home..............I often do things and put them to one side until I can justify using them on a project. This looks good and you should be proud of it!
    Anne M. xx

  42. Have this die and you offered another way of presentation. Will add my own twist and see if the beauty displays as yours. Thanks for the inspiration. Your card is dazzling.

  43. Beautiful card I love the mica powders and the vines! I am hoping you will be back on C and C soon.

  44. Love this little twist on using the die, beautiful colours.


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