Thursday 16 July 2015

It is what it is

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I made a card blank out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A by leaving the cutting edge on one side outside the fold.

I cut the Spellbinders Tudor Rose Card Front inner die out of Coconut White Card. I added a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet to the front. On the back, I added some Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Chic Magenta and Chic Aubergine Mica Powder to the exposed adhesive using a Soft Brush. I removed the excess and then sealed the mica in by gluing a piece of copier paper over the area.

I turned the piece over, removed the backing sheet and added Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels.

I stamped the sentiment from John Lockwood's Fern Frames Elements Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Magenta Hue Archival. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Spellbinders Floral Assortment Die Set and inked through the die with Milled Lavender Distress Ink using a Smoothie. I cut the middle die in the same set out of Coconut White Card and inked through the die with Milled Lavender.

I tied a little bow using Raisin and Orchid Satin Ribbon. I cut the largest solid and decorative flower dies from the Spellbinders Garden Party Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I pressed the decorative die cut into Perfect Medium, added Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Chic Magenta Embossing Powder and heat set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 5mm White Pearls.

The Tudor Rose Card Front can also be used portrait as shown in this post.

For those of you who missed out earlier this week - the Spellbinders Decorative Applause 3D Embossing Folder is now back in stock on my website here.

We had a lovely day at Kathryn's graduation yesterday. Here's a pic with Kathryn, Nathan, my Mom & Dad and me.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia.
    What a beautiful family photo,you must all be so proud. Lovely card too.Take care all Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia
    Well done to Kathryn - a very special day and one you will remember. How proud you must be of her.
    My daughter's graduation will always be remembered as we drove up to Manchester on the day of 7/7! While my other daughter was working in London!
    Anyway a lovely quick card - for her Graduation.
    Today's card is very pretty - I've not seen that rose card front die before, it's very effective. I thought it was a mask!!
    A lovely photo too.

    Have a good day.

  3. Hi Julia, love today's card, the colours of the mica are beautiful, and this card front die is gorgeous. Lovely family picture from Kathryn's graduation. Have a great day. Bx

  4. A lovely card Julia and a great picture on a very special day xx

  5. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card and a beautiful family photo hope you all had a great day.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Congratulations to Kathryn what a special day...!
    And a brilliant card to.
    Luv Rach :)

  7. What a lovely card in beautiful colours.
    So glad you could do the proud mum bit yesterday. A happy picture as a reminder.

  8. Lovely csrd, very pretty. Great family photo.


  9. HI Julia, love this card, the colours in the background are gorgeous and I think this die is going to have to go on my wish list. Gorgeous pic of you with your family, so pleased you were able to go to Kathryn's graduation,
    love & blessings - Deb C xx

  10. Beautiful card and the die looks fab..had my eye on this for a while!
    The colours look beautiful , fantastic technique!!!
    The photo is lovely Julia!

  11. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the bright vibrant colours. I love the photo of you all together at Kathryn's graduation. It is a very special time. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  12. Morning Julia, a beautiful card today with vibrant colours, love it. Also such a wonderful family picture for the album, your faces say it all, you are all so proud.

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

  13. Lovely vibrant card today, love the colours. So glad you enjoyed your day with Kathryn at her graduation, you all look so happy and must be so proud of her.

  14. Lovely card and photo xx hazel

  15. Hi Julia,
    what a fab creation today.
    Love the vibrant colour hues, and the lovely glittery look.
    Wonderful design as usual.
    What a wonderful photo of you and your family.
    Doesn't your daughter look so much like you.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  16. Beautiful card Julia and lovely family photo. Kathryn has done you proud. As for the card you made her well, it's great and Hobby house is just down the road from my sister's and great to visit. Xx

  17. Gorgeous card! I love the colours you've used and the whole card design.
    Congratulations on your daughter's graduation. A lovely photo of you all looking really happy and proud. My sons graduated 6 days apart. One had done a 3yr degree and the other a 6yr degree. We were so worried that they might graduate on the same day, one in Newcastle and one in Sheffield. Debra x

  18. Morning Julia
    Beautiful card, and what a lovely picture you all look so proud of your daughter.
    Send her congratulations from me
    Carol x

  19. Great family photo Pretty card I haven't seen this Tudor Roae die before

  20. I love the colours you have used on this card - so effective. I must try this technique.
    Glad you had a good day yesterday - the photo will be a lovely reminder.

    Anne (Northampton)

  21. Morning Julia,
    First I'd Like To Say What A Truly Fabulous Photograph Of You And Your Family, You Must Be Extremely Proud.
    I'm Loving Today's Card I Just Love The Colour Palette You've Chosen, Also Using Some Of Phill Martin's Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powder's, A Beautiful Sentiment From John Lockwood Fern Frames And Using Two Of My Very Favourite Products At Present The Iced Snow, And The Tremendous Smoothies Which I Love To Use For Blending And Thet Are So Economical As You Can Wash Let Them Dry And Re-use Which Is Just Terrific.
    Also Julia Just To Let You Know Your Beautiful Card (Friday Free Gift) Is In It's Rightful Place On A Stand In My Craft Room.
    Thank You For Sharing Your Family Photograph And Also Details About How To Make Your Card.
    Take Care Julia
    Love And Hugs
    From Sam xxx

  22. Hi Julia. Lovely card and lovely colours. What a lovely photo of you and your family. How nice to see you and all together on such a happy day. SueL x

  23. Congratulations Kathryn may all your dreams come true what a lovely family picture julia memories are made of this. The card is beautiful love the colours and the sentiment. Thank you love June xxxx

  24. Hi Julia,
    A gorgeous card, love the colours. What a lovely family photo of a day to remember.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  25. Hi Julia, a stunning card.

  26. Good morning Julia, love your card!!!
    Fabulous picture, fabulous memories!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  27. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, love the colours and the Tudor Rose card front is really pretty.
    Fabulous family photo, you all look so happy and proud,....WELL DONE Kathryn!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  28. What a lovely card. And congratulations with your daughters graduation :)

  29. Hi Julia
    Lovely card today. A lovely family photo on Kathryn's graduation day. Take care.

  30. Hi Julia, a fantastic card today, and a beautiful family photo. X Ros

  31. Gorgeous card. Lovely family photo. Helen

  32. Hello Julia and all.

    Such a lovely card. I really like the dies you have used, the Tudor Rose is lovely. The colour and sparkle is great. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations to Kathryn, obviously a very proud family.

    Best wishes.

  33. Hi Julia,
    Pretty card and a really lovely family photo!
    Love Myra xx

  34. What a beautiful card Julia, love this technique. What a beautiful family piccie - one for the album. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  35. Hi Julia, Lovely card and fabulous piccies of Kathryn's Graduation with three generations, fabulous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  36. Hi Julia, Lovely card and fabulous piccies of Kathryn's Graduation with three generations, fabulous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  37. Lovely card and photo Julia. You must be so proud x

  38. What a gorgeous card, your family photo too and so happy you all had a lovely day celebrating Kathryn's graduation memory that will stay with you all for a very long time.....xxxx

  39. Lovely card Julia, and a fab family photo to commemorate a wonderful day
    Rosemary xx

  40. Hi Julia, lovely card,love the colour. Still can't make
    sense of the double sticky sheets. Maybe something
    we could talk about on Saturday if we get any time over :-)
    Hugs Maria x

  41. Lovely card Julia but It's the photo gets my vote today - it's fabulous! Pat x

  42. Hi Julia, pretty card love the colours, beautiful photo lovely day to remember for you. Take Care Melody xXx

  43. Hi Julia

    Amazing card, love the colours. Kathryns graduation photo is lovely.

    Hugs, T x

  44. Lovely photo of Kathryns graduation, you all must be very proud of her. What a beautiful card, you are so clever.

    Take care

    Karen H


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