Wednesday 13 January 2016

Wednesday Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's sneak peek - some Justrite today -

I'm going to try and get through as many techniques as I can on the Justrite shows - a lot of them will be backgrounds. The background stamp used on this card is actually the Justrite Autumn Damask Background -

I added some Currant and some Terra Cotta Adirondack Dye Ink to a piece of Coconut White Card using a couple of Smoothies. I then spritzed the background stamp with water and stamped onto the inked card. I removed the excess water from the inked card using a piece of Kitchen Roll. I trimmed it down and matted onto Black Card.

I stamped a couple of stamps from the Justrite Friends Antique Labels One Stamp Set using Terra Cotta and Currant Adirondacks. I cut them out using the corresponding Justrite Antique Labels One Dies. I stamped the sentiment from the same die set using Jet Black Archival and cut it out using another die from the Antique Labels One Die Set and inked through the die with Terra Cotta Ink.

For the white background. I ran the Couture Creations Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with a piece of Coconut White Card. This pattern is easy to extend - and not at all Christmassy!

I assembled the card as shown adding some Black Crochet Ribbon, a Crystal Corner coloured with a Black Marker Pen, Small Black Circle Dazzlers and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

I have added the list of our hours at Hochanda this weekend to the left hand sidebar of this blog. I thought you might like to see the promo video that we filmed on Monday lol

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card. I see you are back to your famous backgrounds.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. lovely rich colours for the background

  3. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card today. Can't wait for the weekend when you take over Hochanda!
    Anne M xxx

  4. Lovely card, interesting background. Looking forward to seeing the shows at the weekend.


  5. Hello Julia, wow this card is fantastic, I love the gorgeous warm colours on the background, and the layout is great as it shows the embossing on the white. Have a great day, roll on the weekend. Have a great day. Bx

  6. Good morning Julia. What a vibrant background. Looking forward to watching all your techniques.

  7. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the deep rich colours. The video is very funny you must have enjoyed making it. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  8. Morning Julia, beautiful card as always x

  9. Morning Julia,
    A lovely rich coloured card.

  10. Morning Julia, a very vibrant card today, got to rush, running late

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  11. Fabulous card Julia, adore the colours

  12. Fab card and thanks so much for the information re times over the weekend. Good luck

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  13. Love the colours on this card Julia..fab!

  14. Absolutely love that coloured background, Julia. Video is great - really looking forward to the weekend.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Lovely card Julia. Love the colours.

  16. Love the card the colours are brill thank you xxxxx

  17. I do so love it when you introduce another technique I have not come across, specifically the way you have made the background to this card. A great card. Thank you.


  18. Morning Julia,
    just stunning... Love the colours very much!
    Rolf xxx

  19. Hi Julia,
    Love the colours and textures of this card, the video is great!
    Thanks for sharing,

  20. Morning Julia, a lovely card.
    Nancyd xx

  21. The background is gorgeous with beautiful rich colours. Also the embossing shows up so well.
    Still no crafting for me :(
    Wishing good things to all xxx

  22. I love the idea you used for the background, very interesting...the card is really lovely....I look forward to seeing you all over the weekend on Hochanda....luv Ursula xx

  23. Lovely techniques, texture and use of cuts! SUPER Excited for the Hochanda weekend!

  24. Lovely background, will set the recorder .
    Elaine H X

  25. Another stunner Julia, thank you for the information on times for the weekend, really looking forward to it, now I can set the recorder. Just watched your short video bet you had a laugh, would love to have been a fly on the wall!!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  26. Hello Julia.

    Great Card, I love Justrite stamps. I like the sound of this background technique, I would like to see this done. I hope I catch this demo. Thanks for sharing.

    I love the promo, very funny.

    Best wishes

  27. Great background The Queen of Backgrounds is back! Hooray!


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