Sunday 22 May 2016

Hello Friend

Hi Bloggers.

Sorry, I didn't manage to get much of the post out yesterday. I spend the whole day picking and packing and they're all now ready to hit the post office on Monday.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I dusted a piece of Black Card with an Anti Static Bag. I inked up the Spellbinders Deco Chevron Texture Plate with Clear Perfect Medium and ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with my dusted card using the emboss sandwich. I dusted the inked design on my card with Red Metal Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Precious Sparkle Mica Pigment Set. I removed the excess using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Petite Lavish Sentiments Stamp Set onto Rich Red Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using the smallest die in the Spellbinders Fairmont Decorative Elements Die Set. I cut the corresponding sized die from the Fairmont Labels Die Set out of Black Card. I then cut the middle die in the Fairmont Decorative Elements Die Set out of Rich Red Card.

I matted my background onto a piece of Rich Red Card and wrapped a piece of Scarlet Satin Ribbon around it. I tied a bow using 2 lengths of the ribbonand added a Craft Consortium Large Circle Diamante.

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, beautiful card today xx

  2. Hi Julia
    What a beautiful card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

  3. Morning Julia, a very striking card today love the texture plate background.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi Julia
    Love this card even though red is not my favourite colour.
    The background is lovely and makes for a striking look.
    Anne M xxx

  5. Hi Julia,
    Very striking card, vibrant colours that complement the dies and mask.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Lovely card which looks striking in red Julia. Any background with mica powder always has a wow factor.

  7. Morning Julia.
    Wow this is an i am here card lovely.
    Thank you take care Kitty.

  8. Morning Julia, rich vibrant colours today, love the red ribbon with the embellishment.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  9. Good morning Julia today's card is stunning the colours are amazing. It sounds like you were very busy yesterday. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Wow - this is stunning, Julia. I love it.

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card.

  12. WOW-very dramatic card, lovely.


  13. Hi Julia
    A lovely card, very dramatic. Gorgeous bow and diamante.
    B xx

  14. Hello Julia, what a striking card, love the layout. Have a great Sunday. Bx

  15. Hi Julia. Gorgeous. I love your background with the chevrons. Might go mad and get my hands dirty today, that doesn't happen often but after your shows I feel inspired. SueL x

  16. Very dramatic Mica works so well on black card stock

  17. Love this card Julia red is my favorite
    Thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  18. Good Morning Julia, I love how you created this card on Hochanda those colours are striking together and that texture plate does a brilliant job in the background to. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  19. Wow! love this card and the colors are gorgeous !

  20. Wonderful card today Julia, adore the colours

  21. Oh what a beautiful colour combination, so eye absolutely beautiful card Julia, that bow centre diamante is to die for, so stunning...thanks so much for sharing...luv Ursula xx

  22. Wow what a striking card today julia x some great effects and texture x
    Theresa w x

  23. Hello Julia.

    Stunning. Great elements and i Love the colour scheme. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  24. Very dramatic card, Julia - love the detail in it.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  25. A gorgeous dramatic and striking card. Love the colours.


  26. Very striking card Julia. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Lovely card Julia and just a bit out of the ordinary which is lovely! Thank you.
    Don't fret about parcels please as you are very busy! Love Myra xx

  28. Love the card and especially the background, tfs Maria x

  29. OH wow i absolutely love the background, it is very
    different and i do really like the colours.
    they are just so perfect together.
    Totally love this card.


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