Thursday 7 January 2016

Just Because

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card - actually the first one I've made this year as, thankfully I made all of the ones you've seen up till now before Christmas.

The background is Coconut White Card run through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Spellbinders Elegance M-Bossabilities Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Wilted Violet Distress Ink using a Smoothie.

The topper is a Spellbinders Carnival Drean Cut Fold & Tuck cut from Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Paper Pad with a 5mm White Pearl in the centre. This was added to a piece of Coconut White Card cut using Spellbinders Curved Squares and inked through the die with Wilted Violet Distress Ink. Finally, there's a Spellbinders Lace Doily Motif cut from the plain side of one of Phill's papers.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fabulous Sentiments Stamp Set using Plum Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders Victorian Tags Two and inked through the die with Wilted Violet. I cut the corresponding larger die out of the plain side of one of Phill's papers.

I made a flower out of the patterned side of Phill's paper - I cut 3 of the largest but one size in the Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers Die Set and following this method. I cut a couple of flourishes out of the plain side of the paper using the same die set.

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, another beautiful card and fabulous flower.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    a beautiful card thank you.
    Julia if you are still poorly maybe a trip to the doc's might help. The people i know with the lurgy have needed antibiotics.Take care of yourself. Thank you Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, beautiful card today, hope your cold is better.

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

  4. Good morning Julia what a pretty card I love the colour and your design is wonderful.

    Debs A xxx

  5. Morning Julia, gorgeous card today x

  6. Hi Julia, another beautiful card, I am really loving the lilacs and purples lately. I received my Freebie Friday card, thank you. It is really stunning in real life, and is with my other card from my order right next to my work desk, giving me inspiration. Have a great day. Bx

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the soft colours. I hope you are starting to feel a bit better. Enjoy your day. Hugs Jackie

  8. A very attractive card. Love the colours. Wish I could make flowers as well as you do - yep, I know envy gets me nowhere but practice might get me somewhere!!!!


  9. Good morning Julia. Love Phill's papers and being double sided, are versatile. A pretty card.

  10. Morning Julia,fabulous flower .I must get violet distress ink pad.Very pretty card.Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  11. Morning beautiful love the colours

    crafty hugs Pen x

  12. Stunning card Julia hope your feeling better
    Love June Horrocks xxx

  13. A very pretty card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Hi Julia
    A very pretty card so love the style and color.
    Elaine H X

  15. Glad you are feeling well enough to make a card. Well Done.

  16. Morning Julia,
    A gorgeous card, I love the colour you have used.

  17. Hi Julia beautiful card today and love the colours you have used also like the dies you are using I must have a look at those.
    Hope you feeling a little better today Jeanie.e

  18. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card, a great start to the year. A great layout, lovely colour and I love the swirls, this maybe another die set I need, lol. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  19. Beautiful flower and a favourite mask used today. I bought it but my Mum has commandeered it.
    I don't know where today is disappearing too.
    Wishing good things to all xxx

  20. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, I really love the little flower so going to check out how it was made.
    Thanks for sharing,

  21. Such a pretty card Julia, love the colours you have used...luv Ursula xx

  22. Lovely card Julia. I'm glad you used the Cinch & Go die it looks beautiful. I haven't got around to using mine yet. Hopefully I will get a chance to use it the weekend. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  23. Hi Julia. This mauve and white card is lovely. Hope you are feeling a little better today X

  24. Hi Julia
    Pretty card & love the soft lilac & white which looks very feminine.
    Love the design of this beautiful card....

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  25. ooh this is so pretty, and I love the dies you have used
    especially in that colour combo.
    I really love this one.

  26. Hi Julia, love lilac and the gorgeous flower made with Phill's gorgeous paper. I'd love to receive this "Just Because" card for.... just because! xx Love Karen xx


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