Thursday 3 December 2015

Celebrate your day

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used a piece of Coconut White Card. I'm going to tell you how I would make the background now rather than what I actually did. Since John Lockwood helped me suss out the GC plates in the Platinum, this is the easiest way. I cut one of the insert dies from the Spellbinders Postage Stamp Edgeabilities Dies set towards the right hand side. I left the die in place and added the largest die from the Spellbinders Gold Rectangles One Die Set. I ran this through the emboss sandwich. I left both dies in place and inked all over with Phill Martin Frosty Sky Colour Cloud using a Smoothie.

I cut a rectangle out of Deep Blue Card using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B. I used the other insert die from the Postage Stamp Edgeabilities Die Set to cut and emboss a border down both sides of the rectangular die cut.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fabulous Sentiments Clear Stamp Set using Cobalt Archival. I cut it out using the middle die in the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Reflective Moment Die Set and inked through the die with Frosty Sky Colour Cloud.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Bluebird Satin Ribbon. I cut a little motif out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Eyelet Pendants and inked through the die with Frosty Sky Colour Cloud. I added a little Blue Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding a couple of White Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

Just to clarify, when I post cards made up from demo bits and I say that I've used the Grand Calibur for some bits and I've used the Platinum for other bits - it's not because one machine can't do some of the work, I've mainly used the Calibur when out and about so the demo bits are made with that and I'm mainly using the Platinum at home to complete the cards as that's the machine that's on my desk at the moment.

I've had a few people ask about tickets for the demo andsale day that I'm doing with John Lockwood on January 9th. It isn't a ticketed event, it's free to attend. Just turn up any time after 10am to join in the fun. (fun ends at 4pm by the way!) I'm afraid I can't take card payments but happy to accept cash, cheques and you can pay me via paypal if you have the app on your phone or tablet. Let's just hope it doesn't snow!

All for now.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and love the rich colours.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, another beautiful card today and I am loving the sentiment in cobalt blue it really does stand out, another of my favourite colours.

    I wished I could get to your demo day with John, what a laugh that will be.

    Had good news about my diagnosis yesterday it is not as bad as we thought, still got a problem but will now have to go to GP to see what he says.

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

  3. Morning. What a great card. And it's construction is obviously technique Thursday. Love to have a play with all the different dies.

    Have a great day


  4. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  5. Morning Julia
    A great card I was catching up on some recorded shows last night and saw this one being demoed. Xxx

  6. Good morning Julia. Love the colour contrast and such detail. A gorgeous card.

  7. Hi Julia, another super card, love the shades of blue, and the border on the side, a different look. Have a great day. Bx

  8. Hi Julia
    Tremendous Card I Love The Blue And Like Bridget I Love How You've Created The Border On The Side.
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

  9. Love the way you have made the background piece, Julia. I never think to just emboss with the dies. A great card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Another beautiful card, love the colour-my favourite!


  11. Morning Julia .Oh I love the colours you have used. Gloria(sidcup) xx

  12. Lovely card Julia , great design and colours,

  13. Morning Julia, A lovely card, loved watching you demo this (or one similar) on Hochanda, I love the use of the edge dies too, I had almost forgotten about mine and how lovely they are. I especially love the embossed/debossed rectangle, how effective is that.
    Lots oflove from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Julia,
    A very pretty card.

  15. Beautiful card Julia, gorgeous blue

  16. Lovely card and colour x xhazel

  17. Love the card colours are brill
    Love June Horrocks xxx

  18. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, I really like the little flowers cut into the right hand side.
    Thanks for sharing,

  19. Nice card Julia - peek-a-boo a bit of colour down the edge just finishes it off.

  20. Lovely card today Julia. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Hello Julia.

    I really like this card and the colour combination. I love the effect of the little Cobalt hearts and the embellishment on your bow. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  22. Morning feeling better today so will be up and running making cards again. Thanks for your card


  23. Oh gosh, i love this .
    Elaine H X

  24. Hi Julia, this is so pretty and the different shades of blue are beautiful xx Love Karen xx

  25. Hi Julia,

    Beautiful card, I love it.

    Linda xx

  26. A really pretty card Julia....luv Ursula xx

  27. Hi Julia this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

  28. This such a gorgeous card and would be fab for men and women.
    I love all the detail from the embossing and also the dies.
    really love this one.

  29. Beautiful card Julia. Thanks for the tutorial x

  30. Hi Julia

    It's gorgeous Julia. That frosty blue is a lovely colour.

    Hugs, T x


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