Sunday 13 September 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

This card hasn't had its day on the blog -

I started by making an ink pad by spritzing a little Cosmic Shimmer Mulberry Mist Ink Spray Mist onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam. I spritzed a little more ink onto my craft sheet, added a little Ruby Red Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Delicate Lace Mica Spray Set. I picked this up onto my piece of Cut n Dry Foam. I used this to ink up the image from the Justrite Floral Thank You Stamp Set. I then added a little Cosmic Shimmer Warm White Chalk Paint to my Craft Sheet and mixed this into my Cut n Dry Foam and added a little to my stamp. I stamped this onto Coconut White Card. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.

I stamped the Justrite Garden Trellis Background onto another piece of Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium. I brushed Frosted Mallow, Ruby Red and Sugar Grey Mica Powder from the same set over the image. I removed the excess with a dry wet wipe. I trimmed it and matted it onto Black Card.
I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder. I inked around the edges with Victorian Vevet Distress Ink. For the main background, I ran another piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Knotted Trellis Embossing Folder and again edged with Victorian Velvet.

I popped a little CS Warm White Chalk Paint onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in a little Frosted Mallow Mica Powder. I picked this up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to colour a piece of White Crochet Ribbon.

I used the same Chalk Paint/Mica mix that I used to colour the ribbon to stamp the sentiment from the Justrite Extra Grand Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 4 Dies and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Sue Wilson is continuing with her shows on Hochanda showing off the first half of her Festive Dies so I'm offering 10% off all of Sue's Dies on my website till midnight tomorrow. Remember, free postage on orders £20 and above (UK only). Postage to Europe is calculated based on weight. Discount will be calculated at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, a very pretty card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Pretty in pink...lovely card Julia.
    Luv Rach :)

  3. Morning Julia.
    A very pretty card, I especially like the layered Background. Take care Kitty.

  4. Very pretty Julia it definitely deserved its day!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  5. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the colours. I hope you have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  6. Morning Julie
    This card is so pretty, when together, pink and black always looks so elegant.
    Hope you have a great day.
    Love Tracey, Hull

  7. Morning Julia .Love this pretty card .I like the ribbon just peaking out .Not long now to wait for Ally Pally. Gloria (Sidcup)xx

  8. Morning Julia, A lovely card, great stamping and beautiful colours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Morning Julia, A lovely card, great stamping and beautiful colours.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Morning Julia, beautiful card today, and what a bonus with 10% off in your shop until midnight your too kind to us crafters.

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

  11. Morning Julia, this card is very feminine and very pretty, love the combination of shades of pink. Have a great Sunday. Bx

  12. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card, it deserved it's day.

  13. Hi Julia,
    A really beautiful card, the colours are lovely.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  14. Such a pretty card, love the effect of the black mats!
    Rosemary xx

  15. Very pretty card, really like the layers and colours x

  16. Hi Julia,
    Lovely feminine card with just a hint of black to make it stand out.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  17. Lovely vCard julia just a hint of black lovely thank you julia
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  18. Hi Julia

    I love it, the trellis background stamps is one of my favourites


    T x

  19. Very pretty Love the colours and all the matting and layering

  20. Very pretty simple card love it xx hazel

  21. Hi Julia, Beautiful card. Love the pink, white and that pop of black really gives it the oooo! Love all the embossing and layering, lovely and textured. It's certainly deserved to be given a day on the blog xx "Thank you Julia" xx Love Karen xx

  22. Hi Julia
    I love this card. Love the pink and the stamps you've used.

  23. Hello Julia.

    I think this is such a pretty card. The stamps are lovely as is the layout. Great colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  24. I love the delicate look of this card Julia. The embossed layers are beautiful as is the main image. A pretty shade of pink and a bit of lace - a lovely girly card! Pat x

  25. Beautiful card Julia, I love the colour.


  26. Hi Julia, lovely card really like the colours you made up. Take Care Melody xxx

    I'll you be selling the new Christmas embellishments like the little pine cones an the silver an gold threads ? X


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