Sunday 7 February 2016

You're Special to Me

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I cut a piece of Black Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Set B. I then cut the Couture Creations Vierge Square out of it and put aside.

I cut the Vierge Square again out of Coconut White Card. I used this as a mask and inked through it onto another piece of Coconut White Card (mask off the centre with low tack tape or a post it first!). I pounced through the die cut with Jade Forest, Plum Cobbler and Scarlet Woman Colour Clouds using Smoothies. I used this as my background. The mask can be used again or used as it is on another project.

I added my Black Vierge Square Die Cut to my background, offsetting it slightly so that the a bit of the white card, that wasn't inked due to the mask, can be seen causing a shadow effect.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Fabulous Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Couture Creations Scrolled Tomentosa Die Set and inked through the die with Plum Cobbler Colour Cloud. I cut the other 2 dies in the Scrolled Tomentosa Set out of Black Card.

I coloured a piece of Blue White American Seam Binding with the same 3 Colour Clouds that I used on the background and tied a bow using 3 lengths of it. I made a flower out of Coconut White Card using the Couture Creations Falling Blossoms Die, inking the tips of the petals with Plum Cobbler and adding an 8mm Black Pearl to the centre.

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.
    Thank you a lovely Card.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia. Beautiful card, love how you've coloured the background and the ribbon. Sue XXX

  3. Morning Julia, gorgeous card today x

  4. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful Card, I Love Your Fabulous Bold Background Thank You For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  5. lovely background I think I saw you do one like this on a hochanda show

  6. Hi Julia
    Lovely card - saw you do this on Hochanda and loved it then - and now!
    Anne M xxx

  7. Morning Julia, a lovely card today, I like the effect that you have done with the colour cloud and then off setting the black card so show just the hint of the white behind it, looks really good.

    I got my order yesterday of the Craft Consortium 12"x12" - English Garden and the Wild Rose paper pads - wow Julia what stunning beautiful papers these are and such good quality, I am so pleased that I ordered them and also got a stunningly beautiful gift card from you as well, which I will treasure thank you.

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

  8. Morning Julia you never fail to amaze me with your stunning backgrounds.I must invest in more colours of colour cloud. Gloria Sidcup) xx

  9. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card, I love the way that you have created the background and the colours work so well together, pretty bow too.
    Thanks for sharing,

  10. Hi Julia
    Great card, love how you did the background.
    B xx

  11. Morning Julia
    A great card, love the colours.

  12. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I just love it. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  13. Awsum background Julia love the bow in fact stunning card thank you xxxxxxx

  14. Very effective, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Beautiful card, really lovely.


  16. A really lovely card, I like the idea of using a stamped piece as a mask. Despite my general dislike of bows, your matching bow is perfect for this card.


  17. Morning Julia, A beautiful card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Morning Julia, A beautiful card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. What a lovely card Julia.
    I especially like the way you have created the background xx

  20. Hi Julia. You did such a great job on Hochanda selling the vierge die that I bought it twice so one had to go back!! Now where did I put it? SueL x

  21. Hi Julia, such a lovely card the colors are gorgeous.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Elaine H X

  22. Good sunday morning Julia,
    stunning - stunning - stunning... nothing more to say.
    Rolf xxx

  23. I love the colours and the dies are one of my favourites

  24. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card,fabulous colours. Nice dies, I do regret not buying the Couture Creations Falling Blossoms Die, I know I can get it from America or Australia but the postage costs involved put me of, lol. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  25. Such a pretty card Julia, especially done in black....luv Ursula xx

  26. Such a pretty card Julia, especially done in black....luv Ursula xx

  27. Hi Julia,
    Love the colours you have used they look stunning and the shadow effect is fabulous. Love it !
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  28. Love the card and the colours especially the ribbon. gorgeous.

  29. This is lovely Julia. Great effect with the colour clouds.

  30. Hi Julia, a very pretty card.
    Nancyd xx

  31. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card & love the colours which look wonderful & the shadowing is perfect & adds the perfect finishing touch together with gorgeous sentiment plaque.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx (Norwich)

  32. Hi Julia. Beautful card. Lovely background. X

  33. This is so pretty The colours against the black look so effective

  34. Hi Julia,

    So vibrant, not my usual style but I love it!!!

    Much love,

    Shirley T.

  35. Beautiful card Julia. Love how you made
    the background, nice colours.
    Maria x


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