Wednesday 27 July 2016

Sweet Dreams Butterfly

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

Not the easiest to photograph this one!

For the background, I dusted a piece of Antique Gold Pearl Card with my Anti Static Bag. I inked up the All Stirred Up Mask with Clear Perfect Medium. I placed it inked side up onto the platform of the Spellbinders Platinum Machine then popped my card, dusted side down on top and then added the tan mat and embossing plate and ran it through the machine. The ink transferred to the deboss pattern of the mask. I added CS Black Mirage Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set (I used a low speed heat tool as I think the glitter in the powder stays put better).

I made my usual frame out of Black Gloss Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added it to my background once it was dry using 3d Foam Tape. I added an 8mm Black Pearl to each corner

I stamped the sentiment design from the Justrite Butterflies Stamp Set onto Antique Gold Pearl Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with Black Mirage Powder. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Melbourne Die Set.

I cut the remaining dies in the set out of Black Gloss Card and Antique Gold Pear Card (the only die in the set I didin't use is the smallest one).

John Lockwood is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with some brand new Creative Expressions dies called Paper Cuts. I believe he has some new masks on the show but I haven't even seen those, they're so new! 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. Hi Julia. Dramatic and stunning, love it. Sue x

  2. Hi Julia
    What striking card must give this background a go.Thanks for sharing.
    Jan x

  3. Hi Julia
    What a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

  4. Morning Julia, wow what a stunning card, love the dies

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

  5. Hello Julia, Wow, Wow, Wow, this card is stunning love it all. Bx

  6. Stunning card Julia love the dies thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxc

  7. Stunning card Julia. Must try this background technique. Marion S x

  8. Morning Julia.
    Wow a great card so regal looking, Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  9. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    WOW what a stunning card!!! This is a clever way of embossing card with a mask!!
    The black and gold go so well together.
    Thank you!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  10. Hi Julia
    I love this card. It is striking and beautiful.
    Anne M xxx

  11. That background is stunning, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Lovely card, very striking.


  13. Hi Julia
    A gorgeous card, I love the background.
    B xx

  14. Morning Julia, a beautiful card the black and gold is very elegant and love the mask.
    Nancyd xx

  15. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the design. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  16. I love the swirl backgound on this x

  17. What a lovely background to try. So disappointed the pixie powder workshop today with you has been cancelled.

  18. Morning Julia

    A truly decadent card!

    June x

  19. Morning Julia,
    What a statement card this is so elegant.

  20. Another striking card Julia. The mask is wonderful and versatile I should imagine - I can see waves!

    Susan x

  21. Good morning Julia, I love how youve created the card today, that background is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  22. Hello Julia,
    Lovely card! Beautiful effect you have created . Thank you for all your hard work. It is appreciated.
    Love Myra x

  23. I understand the photography problems - but at least it was shown frequently on the shows, so showing its true colours.

  24. This is just gorgeous !
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  25. Hello Julia.

    I think this Card is stunning. I love everything about it, it looks so rich and opulent. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  26. Hi Julia, An absolutely gorgeous card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  27. Gorgeous card Julia. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  28. This is a fab card Julia, i love that background.
    This would be great for those difficult to do mens cards.
    I love it in the black & gold.

  29. Wow what a stunning card julia x the background looks amazing x
    Theresa w x

  30. So dramatic I have PM and a few pots of mica and embossing powder and som masks and never never tried this technique. I really must try it

  31. Hi Julia. Fabulous card. Love it x


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