Saturday 6 February 2016

Just For You

Hi Bloggers.

A simple card today. This card looks blue but it's actually lilac -

For the background, I inked a piece of Coconut White Card with Shaded Lilac Distress Stain. Once completely dry, I ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Couture Creations Thinking of You Embossing Folder. I sanded it to reveal the core and made the design pop.

I stamped the balloon image and the sentiment from the Justrite Explore Vintage Labels Four Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Clear Embossing Powder. I rubbed some Shaded Lilac Distress Stain over the image and sentiment. I cut the sentiment out using Justrite Vintage Labels Four.

I cut the sentiment out using Justrite Antique Labels One Dies.

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.

Stock of Phill Martin's new dies will arrive on Monday. My pre-order of the Happy Birthday to You die set sold out yesterday. I have ordered some more and I have amended the item on the website with a dispatch approx Wednesday 10th February which is when I'm guessing they will arrive. I've done this so you can take advantage of the 10% discount which applies till midnight Monday 8th February. Orders placed for the original stock will be sent out as soon as my order arrives on Monday. You can find Phill's dies on my website here.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a fabulous card in blue it looks an ideal card for the guy's in the lilac ideal for all the gals.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card it looks good in either colour. thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  3. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful Card I Love This Stamp, I've Just Also Seen That Your Back On Hochanda At The End Of The Month I'm Thrilled.
    Thank You For Sharing.
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  4. Good morning Julia this is a fantastic card it does look blue on the screen it is odd the tricks our eyes play with us. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Lovely card, it would be great in blue for a mans card.


  6. This is different. Like the sanded embossed design.

  7. Hi Julia. I so admire you for coming up with a different card day after day. Have a great weekend. SueL x

  8. This is lovely, I like the use of the colour stain - different again.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  9. Like others, I am seeing a dark blue card but I can be sure, knowing you, that the real things is a beautiful card


  10. A lovely card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. morning Julia, I do like justrite stamps and I love what you have done with it .Your card looks lovely . Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  12. Morning Julia, nice card today x

  13. Morning Julia,
    Great man card, pleased it's in lilac.

  14. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, love all the different textures.
    Thanks for sharing,

  15. Morning Julia, a lovely card today, ideal for a man too

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

  16. Love this card colour brill just what I need to do for my friend thank you Julia love June Horrocks xxxxx

  17. Hi Julia
    Loving this sanded look, i must give it a try.
    Elaine H X

  18. Like the sanded embossed design giving tne card a lot of different textures.

  19. Hi Julia, another lovely card, pretty colour, it is great to see backgrounds from text embossing folders. have a great day. Bx

  20. Lovely card Julia even if it does look blue on my screen. Sure it looks even lovelier in lilac. My favourite colour.

  21. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. It looks nice in both colours, lol. I really like the embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  22. Hi Julia
    Gorgeous card love everything about this card love the colour.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  23. Great embossing folder background.


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