Wednesday 24 August 2016

Live Your Dream

Hi Bloggers.

A day of catching up today and chores. Must tidy by Craft Room a bit too!

Here's today's card -

Bit of a nightmare to photograph this one because of the Black Gloss Card!

The background is the Caught in Crystal Technique - a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate, I trailed some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer over it and then added Alcohol Inks in Poppyfield, Sunset Orange and Sunshine Yellow. I sprinkled over some Bronze Blush CS Pixie Powder and some Frosty Dawn CS Diamond Frost. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and added it to my background, tapping it down using a piece of Kitchen Roll. I put it aside to dry (approx 4 - 5 hours).

I cut a frame out of Black Gloss Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Background Rectangles. I cut the border die from the Spellbinders Venetian Accents Die Set out of Bright White Card and added to my frame. Once my background was dry, I added my frame using 3D Foam and trimmed away the excess.

I cut the mask die from the Venetian Accents Die Set out of Black Gloss Card. I cut the large motif from the Spellbinders Venetian Motifs Die Set out of Bright White Card and inked through the die with Chic Pumpkin Colour Cloud using a Smoothie.

I stamped the sentiment from the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Live & Make Art Stamp Set onto Bright White Card. I trimmed the sentiment down and edged with Chic Pumpkin Colour Cloud.

I completed the card by matting onto Bright White Card and then onto Gloss Black Card.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card I love this mask I have used it loads on all different cards for my granddaughters.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi Julia, this card is stunning, love the beautiful colours of the background with the black. The shows were great, filled with inspiration. Thank you. Bx

  3. Morning Julia, loved the shows, and these Venetian dies really are great, I have had mine for quite a while now, but must admit they have not seen daylight for a while, thank you for prompting me to get them out again.

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

  4. Morning Julia, stunning card, the caught in crystal technique is beautiful. Marion S.x

  5. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card , so vibrant is the background.
    The mask die looks, will have to get this.
    Loved the shows, just going watch 7pm show as I have recorded it.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  6. What a wonderful background! Have your shows to watch as I was away looking after my little granddaughter.

  7. Morning Julia.
    Thank you for all the great shows, and beautiful cards.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  8. Hi Julia, great card, loved your shows, especially the ones with Leonie.
    Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

  9. Great background on this card. Am hoping to watch all your shows tonight as hubby is away.


  10. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, love the background. I'm enjoying working my way through the recordings of your shows.
    B xx

  11. Hi Julia
    I hate chores - I'm not very well so that's my excuse.
    Love the card.
    Anne M xxx

  12. I fell in love with this card when it was shown on Hochanda Good luck with the tidying As I don't have a laptop at mo - I do a lot of CDROM crafting I have spent the time trying to clear up my craft area It still looks like a bomb site whilst I sort out better storage arrangements!

  13. Love this vibrant background, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Morning Julia,
    A very dramatic card.

  15. This card is beautiful Julia the shows were great thank you for all you do
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

  16. This screams 'beautifully decadent' to me. Gorgeous card.


  17. Hi Julia,
    Stunning vibrant card with a touch of drama. Loved the shows lots of ideas and tips as usual.....thank you.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  18. Good Morning Julia, Stunning card that is very Venetian love it, those strong colours make it pop. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  19. Lovely card using some old favourites xx hazel

  20. Hi Julia

    I love the 'caught in crystal' technique and this makes your card quite stunning

    June x

  21. Morning Julia, I love this background, I still haven't tried the 'caught in crystal' technique yet, I really must try it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Morning Julia, I love this background, I still haven't tried the 'caught in crystal' technique yet, I really must try it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  23. Lovely card, just love that vibrant background, mine never turn out like that....luv Ursula xx

  24. Hello Julia.

    I love this Card, the background is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  25. Hi Julia, a gorgeous dramatic card today....thanks for sharing...xx

  26. This card is AWESOME! I first saw it on Hochanda and I was mesmerized. Wonderful!!!

  27. Card looked great on the telly and the close-up on the blog are fine.

  28. Hi Julia, Love this card and the technique used to make the background. tfs
    Maria x

  29. Hi Julia. Love the vibrancy of this card. That red background teamed with the black is very dramatic. SueL x

  30. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card. The caught in crystal background looks fabulous, I wish I could do it, I've tried several times and failed miserably.

  31. Striking card julia x its lovely x
    Theresa w x

  32. Your card is very dramatic Julia and I love it. X

  33. Very striking card Julia. Thank you for sharing this.

  34. Really like this one and the colours Julia. Anne x


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