Monday 25 July 2016

Simple Two-fer

Hi Bloggers.

I have a couple of simple cards for you today from the Justrite Weekend Wow shows -

I stamped the main image from the Justrite Multi-Step Don't Forget Bouquet Clear Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Phill Martin's CS Old Gold Embossing Powder. I used a dry wet wipe to remove the excess mica from the powder. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles and cut a mat out of Antique Gold Pearl Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles Set B.

I stamped the Justrite Text Background Stamp onto Coconut White Card, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Phill's Old Gold Embossing Powder. The text on this stamp can mostly be read but in places there are bits missing - this means that if your stamping is a bit off, it doesn't matter one bit! Win, win!

I cut it out using Sue's Double Pieced Rectangles Set B and cut a mat from Antique Gold Pearl Card using Sue's Double Pierced Rectangles.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set as before and cut it out using a die from the Justrite A2 Card Basics Dies. I cut the next sized die out of Antique Gold Card for my mat.

I completed the card by adding a Cream 8mm Pearl to each corner.

Here's your second card -

Mega easy. I started by cutting an aperture out of a piece of scrap card using the largest small rectangle die (hope that makes sense!) in the Justrite A2 Card Basics Die Set. I then placed this onto a piece of Coconut White Card and spritzed through the aperture with Clover CS Ink Spray Mist. Once dry, I cut out using the smallest large rectangle die (here we go again! Hope that makes sense too!) in the same set.

I stamped the flower from the Justrite Doodled Birds Stamp Set into the misted area using Jet Black Archival. I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Multi-Step Don't Forget Bouquet Stamp Set just below it as shown.

I cut some mats using the 2 largest dies from the set and cut a card blank using the largest die in the set (yes, an actual card here).

Phill Martin is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with part 2 of his Christmas Snowflakes Collection. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from the shows. You can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tomorrow night and the discount will be applied at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, loved the shows oh Hochanda and especially this card, the stamps are beautiful.

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

  2. Morning Julia,
    Lovely simple cards, love the leggy birds.
    Thank you for your inspirational shows.I enjoyed them all.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  3. Hi Julia, 2 great cards, love them both. Thanks for all the inspiration on your shows. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Moring Julia. Love both these cards. Really enjoyed your shows and all the techniques you demonstrated. Thank you.
    Marion S.

  5. Morning Julia.
    Thank you lovely cards.
    I really like the script background stamp.
    Take care Kitty.

  6. Both cards are lovely but I particularly like the simplicity of the second one.

  7. Two fantastic cards, especially the second one-live the clean & simple look to it.


  8. Morning Julia, two lovely cards very simple but beautiful.
    Nancyd xx

  9. Two wonderful cards Julia I must say I really like the second one xx

  10. Lovely elegant cards Julia .Really enjoyed the shows x

  11. Good morning Julia your cards are gorgeous I love them both. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Hi Julia. Thanks for showing us your 'simple' cards. Sometimes these are harder to achieve I think than the more involved ones. I am away for a few days but hopefully my stamps will have arrived by the time I get back. SueL x

  13. Both cards are lovely I think my favourite is the second one I just love the simplicity of it Spraying through an aperture is something I will be trying

  14. Love the cards Julia the stamps are beautiful
    Thank you Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  15. Two beautiful cards, Julia. Paper crafting has to take a back seat this week as I am at Knuston, with Jan, to make lace.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Hi Julia
    Such nice cards. Maybe need the stamps!
    Anne M xxx

  17. Good Morning Julia, two beautiful cards you always manage to create such stunning cards with just a few stamps. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  18. Morning Julia,
    Sometimes less is just , lovely cards.

  19. Love these cards Julia. First one is my favourite.
    Definitely one for my wish list. Simple but very effective.

  20. A simple but lovely card. The iPad doesn't show up the colours well but I know how good they look in reality.


  21. Both cards are equally as lovely Julia.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  22. Lovely, simple cards Julia. Deceptively simple though - you need to have the ideas in the first place! Thank you.
    Love Myra

  23. Hello Julia.

    I really like the clean simplicity of both of these Cards and will definitely be copying them, lol. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  24. Hi Julia

    Two great cards, and very effective. I love the Doodled Birds Stamp Set and have it on order

    June x

  25. Hi Julia, Two lovely cards, I adore the first one, right up my street.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Love the simplicity of this card.

    Susan x

  27. Lovely cards Julia. Thank you for sharing.


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