Tuesday, 5 January 2016

When in Doubt

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

The background was left over from a Hochanda and it's so lovely that it seemed rude not to use it! If I remember correctly, I made an ink pad by misting some Mulberry Mist Ink Spray Mist onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam. I used this to ink up the Justrite Cornflower Damask Background. Sometimes the ink dries quite quickly so a light mist before stamping onto Coconut White Card helps. I added a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet and then CS Iced Snow Glitter Jewels.

I stamped the sentiment from John Lockwood's Fern Frames Elements Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Red Geranium Archival.I cut it out using a die from Sue Wilson's Zoe Die Set and inked through the die with Scarlet Woman CS Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut the larger dies in the set out of Coconut White Card and Black Card again inking through the die with Scarlet Woman.

I cut Sue's Delicate Filigree Buckle Bar out of Coconut White Card twice. I removed the buckle bits and joined the decorative pieces onto a strip of Back Card. I stacked a pair of the buckle bits and added a little piece of Black Card behind and a 5mm Black Pearl to the centre.

I added some Crimson Resin Roses from Craft Consortium and a couple of leftover Crystal Corners that I had coloured with a Black Promarker.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.
Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Oh my another wonderful card Julia. I love the background it's just beautiful. A really stunning card. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    What a lovely card it looks all sugary.
    Thank you so much.
    Take care Kitty.
    I hope you are over the nasty bug it seems to hang about a bit.

  3. Morning Julia, a lovely bright and cheery card today.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Beautiful card, have a wonderful demo day with JOhn and dont laugh toooooo much, xxx

  5. Lovely card great idea of using the buckle.


  6. Hi Julia, this card is fabulous, the background is so striking. And I love the sentiment, very uplifting. Have a great day. Bx

  7. A lovely card Julia the background is stunning.. I'm taking a leaf out of your book and I'm trying to use some of my left over bits up, so far it's going well, lol xxx

  8. Hi Julia this is a gorgeous card I love the background I can see why you wanted to use it. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  9. Gorgeous card, very striking.


  10. Morning Julia ,your backgrounds are always stunning .I like the buckle die.Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  11. Good morning Julia. What a striking background. Love the card.
    You inspired me yesterday evening to look at bits I'd cut out / prepared - loads of things so need to get crafting!

  12. Morning Julia, what a beautiful card, its got lovely colours for this rainy day xx

  13. Love the card, the background is gorgeous x

  14. Oh Wow, Julia !! I love this card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card.

  16. I love the background stamp I really must do more stamping Lovely card ith the touch of black

  17. Stunning card love it thank you love June Horrocks xxxxx

  18. Lovely card Julia and does not look oriental (which is what my cards look like when I do this colourway). Hope you are getting better.

  19. Love the background on this, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, the background is beautiful and I really like the sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing,

  21. Morning Just a Stunning Card beautiful

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  22. Gorgeous colors and card Julia, love it !
    Elaine H X

  23. So glad you didn't waste the background Julia it's gorgeous as is the completed card.
    I still have the table to tidy before I can craft so must get that done today.
    Wishing good things to all xxx

  24. Afternoon Julia, wow this is a fantastic card, I love it, especially the colours and the background and the beautiful roses, amazing.

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

  25. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card, great colour combination. I love your background. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  26. Such a beautiful card Julia, the technique is a great idea....luv Ursula xx

  27. Great card with a great sentiment Julia,

  28. Hi Julia
    Ooh, I'm loving this beautiful card, gorgeous rich colour & love all the different textures & layers & the Stunning resin roses adds the perfect finishing touch.
    Love the sentiment, perfect.....

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  29. This is a gorgeous card Julia. The background you have created is lovely, very sparkly, and I love the buckle bar and how you've cut it down and adapted it. Stunning. My order arrived today and thank you for the beautiful card. X

  30. A gorgeous card again today Julia and I really love that background, it is so pretty.
    And love the buckle across the bottom.
    love it

  31. Hi Julia, absolutely gorgeous red/black and white card. Stunning background with the added Iced Snow and I, too also love the buckle across the bottom x Beautiful red resin rose too. I also love the cracking name of the "Scarlet woman" red! Stunning! Thank you Julia xx Love Karen xx


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