Sunday 24 July 2016

Keep a shell in your pocket

Hi Bloggers.

Hope you enjoyed the Weekend Wow shows. Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by spritzing through the All Stirred Up Mask with CS Aqua Breeze Ink Spray Mist onto Coconut White Card. Once dry, I over stamped with the Justrite Text Background using CS Turquoise Pool Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie. Then in the column gaps in the background, I stamped the sea weed stamp from the Justrite At The Beach Stamp Set using Basil Leaf CS Colour Cloud, again applying the ink to the stamp using a Smoothie.

I then experimented doing a little Frantage styled texture onto my background. In the bottom left hand corner, I added a little Clear Perfect Medium and then added some of Phill Martin's Old Gold Embossing Powder and tapped off the excess. I then sprinkled over a little CS Black Mirage Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder, a little CS Luna Silver Mica Flakes and a little CS Antique Gold Mica Flakes. I heated from below and as the embossing powders set, the mica flakes were encased adding texture. While still molten, I added more embossing powder and more flakes until I was happy with the result.

I tried this a slightly different way on the top right corner. I did not add any Perfect Medium. I just sprinkled some of the same 2 Embossing Powders and some of the same Mica Flakes over the area and then heated them from below. I added more powder and flakes till I was happy with it.

I made my usual frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added it to my background. 

I stamped the shells, sea horse and star fish from the same stame stamp set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut them out using the Justrite At the Beach Dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Eleven Dies and inked through the die with Turquoise Pool Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I cut the next sized die out of Black Card as a mat.

I assembled the card as shown adding some little Aqua Dazzlers to the corners of my frame.

I have extended the 10% discount on items I have in stock on my website from the shows till midnight tonight. You can find them here. Discount will be applied at checkout.

John Lockwood has shows on Hochanda today at 11am, 3pm and 6pm. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from his shows. You can find them here. Once again, discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card with all website orders (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).
Deal of the Day today (24th July) - Sue Wilson 3D Dotty Bow Die Set only £9.99!


  1. Morning Julia, love the card but also loved the shows, you have so much knowledge and you impart that to all of us, thank you

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

  2. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the background you have created and the stamps are amazing. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Morning Julia. Have enjoyed your shows very much and love the background you have created in todays card

  4. Great card. Love the seashell stamps.


  5. Morning Julia.
    Thank you lovely cards and great shows.
    Take care Kitty.

  6. Love the sentiment and the card All those lovely techniques for the background too

  7. Hi Julia
    A lovely card. I enjoyed the shows, I love all the demos of techniques and also how you show us lots of different combinations for our layers.
    B xx

  8. Hi Julia, the shows were fab, packed with great ideas and inspiration. This card is brilliant. Love the technique used in the corners. Have a great day. Bx

  9. What a great card, Julia. I had a play with my Pixie powders yesterday - managed to get a better spray of water! My perfect medium pad has started deteriorating so need to get a new one.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Lots of great demos on your shows Julia. Thank you. The mica flakes look lovely.

  11. Hi Julia
    Loved the shows and will be watching John later when I get home from work.
    Love the card - your ideas are so good!
    Anne M xxx

  12. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card. Great shows I a one more to catch up. enjoyed the techniques you showed.

  13. Good Morning Julia, wow you have created a stunning frantage in the corners, very clever and it looks so real. A gorgeous card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  14. Love the card Julia the shows were great thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  15. Pretty card julia x fantastic techniques x still catching up with your shows x
    Theresa w x

  16. Hi Julia,
    Loved the demonstration of this card on TV - hey Julia-tage' - why not, it's always good to use what you have.
    As always great shows and demos.

  17. Hi Julia, I love this background, and I love the effect of the 'julia-tage' in the corners.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Love the Frantage style - your close-ups do it justice. Enjoyed your shows on catch up. Well done.

    Susan x

  19. Hi Julia, I love this background, and I love the effect of the 'julia-tage' in the corners.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Hello Julia!
    Your shows were super - watched on Catch up ! Very interesting background today! You always get me thinking! Of course I watched the Shows and you know what happened next! Ha ha! Love Myra x

  21. Lovely card and sentiment Julia. Still haven't managed to watch the shows. Internet not being very kind to me.

  22. All the cards with the embossing paste are lovely


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