Wednesday 31 August 2016

Friends are still warming the Heart!

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spritzed a piece of Coconut White Card with water and then added some CS Peacock Green and Golden Mint Pixie Powders. I usually leave it to dry naturally but I wanted a lighter finish on this card so I ran a Kitchen Roll over it - this removes some of the mica (which is why I prefer to leave it to dry naturally). There is still some shine left, though it;s hard to show in a photograph.

I made sure it was completely dry and then stamped the Justrite Text Background using Coffee Archival. I made sure the ink was completely dry and dusted with an Anti-Static Bag. I stamped some elements from the Justrite Floral Silhouettes One Stamp Set using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Mirage Embossing Powder. I trimmed the background down and edged with Basil Leaf Colour Cloud using a Smoothie.

I stamped my favourite sentiment of the moment from the Justrite Circle of Friends Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I used Sue Wilson's Australian Collection to cut it and the Black Mat out (can't remember which ones and I forgot to write it down!). I edged the sentiment with Basil Leaf Colour Cloud.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

Lisa Horton is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with some gorgeous new Christmas stamps and some absolutely fabulous alcohol marker pens from Graphmaster. I am offering 10% discount on items I have on my website from the shows. You can find them here. Offer valid till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout. 

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, I love this card, the background is fabulous, and that embossing powder has a fabulous but subtle sparkle. Have a great day. Bx

  2. Morning Julia, this is a beautiful card love the subtler colours.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi Julia
    Great card fabulous embossing sparkle.Love it.

  4. Good morning Julia, great card, love everything about it.
    Marion S x

  5. Hi Julia
    love the card . It is so autumn and we are nearly there! Off to see the grandkids on holiday - just for the day!
    Anne M xxx

  6. Morning Julia, lovely card today, love the colours.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  7. Brilliant card, really lovely.


  8. Hi Julia
    A lovely card, great background.
    B xx

  9. This is just the sort of card I like and try to emulate. Everything about it is lovely.

  10. Lovely card I "pinched" the idea and used a torn out page from an old book

  11. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card, such pretty colours and how beautiful the flowers stamped in black look fantastic. Thank you for sharing !!!!
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  12. A lovely combinations of stamps and colours make a beautiful card.


  13. Morning Julia,
    Love the background on your very pretty card.

  14. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the stamps you have used. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  15. This is my type of card, Julia. Love it.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Good morning Julia love the colours the card is beautiful thank you
    Love always xxxxx

  17. Morning Julia, This card is stunning, I love how you have created this background, the colours and stamps are gorgeous, and the sparkly embossing finishes this card of beautifully, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Good Morning Julia, what a beautiful card I love the scene and the background really makes it pop. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  19. Lovely card julia x the background and stamping looks beautiful x
    Theresa w x

  20. Lovely arty card. Justrite stamps are amazing, great background and circle of friends sentiment. Thanks.

    Susan x

  21. Hi Julia

    I love this card and have already got the background stamps so will have a play a little later

    June x

  22. This was one of the cards from the shows, that I said I would have a go at and bought the background stamp - it is in my ever growing to do projects pile!

  23. Stunning card! Gorgeous background for the fabulous silhouettes! xxx

  24. Stunning i love this .
    Elaine H C

  25. A very interesting card Julia, just love how you have created that background...a very versatile card in the end....thanks...luv Ursula xx

  26. Hello Julia.

    This is lovely, I really like your background. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  27. A lovely card Julia. Thank you for sharing this.

  28. Hi Julia. A bit late popping in tonight as I am away on a crafting holiday, but glad I did as I like this card very much. SueL x


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