Monday 22 February 2016

Friends are Angels

Hi Bloggers.

I have some brand new Justrite stamps and dies to share with you on today's card.

I started with the main image which is from the Justrite Lilac Blossoms Stamp Set. I stamped it onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I coloured in using Distress Markers - I used Shaded Lilac, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Ground Espresso.

For the flowers, I simply added Shaded Lilac Distress Marker to the lines drawn by the artist on each petal and then I pulled the colour out with my Water Brush. For the leaves, I did the same thing with Twisted Citron Distress Marker, then I added some Peeled Paint Distress Marker to my Craft Sheet and added it to the leaves using my Water Brush.

I cut the image out using the new Justrite Stitched A2 Banners & Rectangles Die Set (a new favourite!) and inked through the die with CS Phill Martin Chic Viola Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut the next sized die in the set out of Black Card to make the whole thing pop.

For the background, I randomly stamped the smaller lilac blossom flower from the same stamp set over a piece of Coconut White Card using Chic Viola Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie. I also stamped one of the sentiments in the gaps, again using Chic Viola. I ran the piece through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the new Creative Expressions Provincial Lace Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Chic Viola.

I wrapped a piece of Black Satin Ribbon around the background and added my image using 3d Foam. I tied a bow using 2 lengths of the ribbon and added a Black Vintage Button.

 I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using a die from the new Justrite Vintage Labels 10 Die Set and inked through the die with Chic Viola. I cut the next sized die in the same set out of Black Card.

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

Justrite stamps are now being made in the UK. Justrite have an alternative manufacturer for their dies. This means that their stamps and dies are being distributed by Creative Expressions at a lower RRP which is good news for eveyone, I think. I will be stocking lots of them on my website as soon as they're available. My first Justrite shows on Hochanda with new stamps and dies is scheduled for 14th March with a One day Special.

Thanks for stopping by

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card and the stamps looking good can't wait to see the rest.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Thank you this is a beautiful card and, great news about Justright. Looking forward to your shows.
    Take care Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, beautiful card today, look forward to seeing vyou on hochanda very soon x

  4. Hi Julia. Gorgeous card and great news about Justrite. Sue XXX

  5. Hi Julia, this card is absolutely stunning, love the pastel colours with the black, very effective. Great news about Justrite, looking forward to what you bring us. Have a great day. Bx

  6. Hi Julia, beautiful card, love the lilac blossom stamp x

    1. Love the stamp you have used, Julia.

      Anne (Northampton)

  7. A lovely card Julia, in such a pretty shade. Look forward to seeing all the new goodies.

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the beautiful flower. I am looking forward to seeing all the new goodies that you will be getting on your website. Enjoy your day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Good morning Julia,
    Wow what a beautiful card. Will be looking for these stamps to buy then soon. great news that the manufacture is now done here in UK.
    Great news all round.
    Anne M xxx

  10. Lovely card, very pretty. Great news about Justrite products.


  11. Morning Julia, oh what a collection you have here, I love Justrite stamps as their fonts are so beautiful, the words on here really touch my heart, got to get this one.

    I love the black bow and the dazzler you have used, gorgeous.

    Looking forward to seeing your shows on Hochanda

    Hope things are going well at the Trade Show for you all

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

  12. Morning Julia , love the look of this card .Great news about Justrite . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  13. Morning Julia
    Gorgeous card today. Great news about Justrite stamps...
    Have a lovely day...L Rosie xx

  14. Beautiful card, love the lilac blossom

  15. Hi Julia. Lovely lilac. Won't be too long before we see the real thing flowering (I hope). Hope you are having a great time at the Trade Show. SueL x

  16. Just stunning Julia I love this card everything is perfect the stamps are a must have thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  17. Beautiful card Julia - very pretty

  18. This is gorgeous, Julia. Thank you for showing this pretty card - love the sentiment too.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  19. Hi Julia, Gorgeous card. Great news about
    Justrite. Looking forward to see your show. Take care,
    Maria x

  20. Beautiful card Julia, enjoy your shows.
    Elaine H X

  21. Hi Julia,
    "Truly Tremendous Card" I Have This "Awesome Stamp" I've Been Purchashing "JustRite Stamps" For An Extremely Long Time As They Stamp Beautifully And This Particular One Is A Favourite Of Mine They Do Fantastic Sentiments Also,
    Love The Black It Makes The Card Pop......
    I'm So Looking Forward To Your Shows With "JustRite"
    Julia Thank You For Sharing..
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  22. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I love the stamps and your colouring. I think the black mat, ribbon and bow work really well. Thanks for sharing.

    Like many I am a fan of Justrite and am pleased they are going to be easier to get.

    Best wishes

  23. What a striking card, the black on there looks amazing...Justrite have some beautiful stamps....luv Ursula xx

  24. Lovely card today Julia. Like the lilac stamp and the sentiment. Great news about Justrite.

  25. Hi Julia, This stamp is gorgeous, and I love the stitched rectangle die too. Beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi Julia, This stamp is gorgeous, and I love the stitched rectangle die too. Beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. Hi Julia. Lovely lilac blossom stamp today, beautiful card. X

  28. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card & love the Lilac Blossom stamp which you have coloured perfectly & looks amazing.
    Lovely sentiment & gorgeous bow adds the perfect finishing touch to a stunning card.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  29. Love the simplicity of this card Julia, it is so effective. Look forward to watching your shows. Pat x

  30. Absolutely gorgeous card again today Julia.
    I love the stamped image and that beautiful bow.

  31. Lovely stamp and great news to hear they are being made in UK now

  32. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, lovely stamp.
    Thanks for sharing,


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