Tuesday 1 December 2015

A True Friend

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Spellbinders Regal M-Bossabilities Folder. I inked all over with Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Sky Colour Cloud Blending Ink using a Smoothie. Once dry, I sanded it using a Sanding Block to reveal the white core.

For the border, I used the cutting edge die from the Spellbinders Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities Die Set along both of the long edges of a piece of Coconut White Card. I then ran the piece through the Platinum with the Creative Expressions Fantails Embossing Folder. I rubbed Phill Martin Frosty Sky Gilding Wax over the surface. Once dry, I buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the sentiment from John Lockwood's Rosebud Elements Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Cobalt Archival. I cut it out using a die from the Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader die set and a Spellbinders Gold Rectangles One Die. I threaded a piece of Bluebird Satin Ribbon through the slits.

I cut the largest 2 dies from the Spellbinders Fancy Postage Edge Die Set out of Coconut White Card and inked through the dies with Frosty Sky Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I threaded some of the narrow ribbon from the Bluebird Satin Ribbon Pack through the holes in the larger die cut - takes a while but I think it's worth it.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

As it's December, Christmas month, and I'm getting bogged down with card samples again, I thought I would giveaway a card in every order placed on my website this month. You will have to ask me for it in the comments box at checkout though as I realise that not everyone will want one. If you forget, email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com, quoting your order number if possible, and I'll do my best to send you a card. I will still continue to do the weekly giveaways here on Fridays and on Facebook on Mondays.

Also, as it's Christmas month, there's 25% off all the products in the Christmas Category on my website till midnight Boxing Day. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Don't forget to have a peek at the Deal of the Day, Clearance and Pre-loved sections while you're there!

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card on all website orders placed in December (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
25% off all items in Christmas Category till midnight 26th December.


  1. Gorgeous card Julia love the sentiment

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and lovely colour.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning Julia a lovely card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  4. Morning Julia, oh I do like this card, love the way you have used the sentiment and the ribbon on the dies.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  5. Good morning Julia. The threaded ribbon gives the card a classy look (mind you, your designs always look top notch to me!)

  6. Morning Julia
    A lovely card I like the ribbon it's a wonderful colour
    You are very generous giving your cards away xxx

  7. Hi Julia, another really lovely card today, and with one of my favourite sentiments, the woven ribbon really is effective. Thank you for the offer of the cards with each order, it would be lovely to have an original. Better go check out the website. Have a great day all. Bx

  8. What a very very pretty card Julia x

  9. Morning Julia, A beautiful card, I really must get out my Ribbon Threader die, I keep forgetting it and it looks so pretty here.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Beautiful card Julia, love the sentiment

  11. Hi Julia,
    A really pretty card, I love the postage stamp dies they look great.
    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Hi Julia. Lovely. I do like the dies where you can thread ribbon, it just lifts the whole card. SueL x

  13. Very pretty card Julia. Thank you for sharing.

  14. I thought this card looked great on the TV, also looks great here on the blog.

  15. One word stunning
    Love June Horrocks xxx

  16. Hi Julia
    Such a lovely card
    Elaine H X

  17. Lovely card Julia, perfect design for a male I think as it's not too lacy or fussy. Pat x

  18. Just such a beautiful subtle card, love the work you have done on it with the insertion ribbon too....amazing...I agree, a lovely male card too.....luv Ursula xx

  19. Hello Julia.

    A Lovely Card such pretty colours. I like the embossing folder and dies you have used. This card is the amount of decoration I prefer, not to elaborate. Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you for also being so generous with your cards.

    Best wishes

  20. Hi Julia

    I love how you included the Gold dies. They are something too easily forgotten.
    All makes for a lovely card.

    Hugs, T x

  21. Hi Julia, lovely card and love the frosty blue and the sentiment too xx Love Karen xx


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