Thursday 11 February 2016


Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -
For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Couture Creations Velvet Tea Lights Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design.

I cut a piece of Black Card using SueWilson's Double Pierced Squares. I popped the larger die in the Couture Creations Mercanto Flourish die set into the centre and ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine. I cut the extra die in the set out of the waste from the centre of the die cut frame. I covered both ddie cuts with Pewter Gilding Wax and put aside to dry for a few minutes. Once dry, I carefully buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I glued the extra die cut to the frame, securing at the back using a little Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

I added the frame to the background using 3d Foam.

I masked the 'so much' part of the 'Thanks so much' sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fabulous Sentiments Stamp Set and inked with Watering Can Archival. I removed the mask and stamped onto Coconut White Card. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Couture Creations Scrolled Tomentosa Die Set. I cut the middle size die from the same die set out of Black Card and rubbed Pewter Gilding Wax over it.

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. Morning Julia, lovely card as always today, I so like the wax finish on these types of card, gorgeous.

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

  2. Morning Julia, a fabulous card really like it the silver makes the black pop.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card today thank you tracyw x

  4. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    take care Kitty.

  5. Morning Julia, gorgeous card today x

  6. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the couture creations dies.
    Thanks for sharing,

  7. Hi Julia
    Love these dies you have been showcasing on TV. Bit of guilding wax and such a nice card.
    Anne M xxx

  8. What a pretty card Julia.

  9. Lovely card, useful for many occasions.


  10. Good morning Julia today's card is beautiful. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  11. Simple and beautiful You're making me hoik out my (tiny) stock of wax and play

  12. Hi Julia,
    Stunning Card As Always
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  13. Hi Julia love these dies card is beautiful thank you
    Love June xxxx

  14. Morning Julia,
    Loved this card when you demoed it on TV. Great dies.

  15. Hi Julia. Lovely card but it has reminded me I have too much stuff. I bought this die when you showed it on tv and its not yet seen the light of day, but I do love it. SueL x

  16. This is very effective, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Lovely card Julia, i love this die.
    Elaine H X

  18. Love the gilding wax on the black - makes such a difference. Lovely card.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  19. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card what a lovely effect the gilding wax makes to the black card. I got this die from your shop & love it.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  20. Gorgeous card Julia, I love monochrome cards. Also I think I'm going to have to have the pierced square dies.

  21. Morning Julia I love the effect the gilding wax has made on this card . Thanks .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  22. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. Great die, I like the way you have used the extra die cut. I think black and white is so stylish, the shimmer of the gilding wax is coming through on these photos a little, lovely effect. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  23. Hi Julia, A gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Hi Julia, A gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  25. Beautiful card Julia, I love gilding flakes, especially when they are finally buffed up....luv Ursula xx

  26. A simple boy oh so pretty card today.
    I really like the pewter gilding wax on black card, it
    gives it a beautiful aged look.

  27. Beautiful card Julia. Thank you so much for sharing.

  28. Hi Julia, playing catch up yet again, as have been away. I so love this card, really fabulous with the delicate die cuts. Take care. Bx


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