Monday 8 August 2016

Relax & Enjoy

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I spread some CS Clear Texture Paste through the In the Net Mask onto Coconut White Card. I removed the mask and sprinkled over some CS Phill Martin Decadent Grape Embossing Powder, CS Snowcap Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder and CS Fuchsia Mica Flakes. I heat set using a low speed Heat Tool. The embossing powder crackles and together with the Texture Pastes, it binds the mica flakes to the background.

I stamped the shells and the star fish from the Justrite At the Beach Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I coloured them in using CS Pixie Powders in Silver Dream and Purple Violet by tapping a little into a Mixing Palette and using water from my Water Brush to mix into a paint. I made sure the paint was dry andthen cut the shells and star fish out using the Justrite At the Beach Dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and the frame from the Justrite Congrats Card Basics Stamp Set, again using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I coloured in sections of the frame using the same two Pixie Powders. I cut it out using Justrite A2 Card Front Basics Dies and a mat out of Black Card using the next sized die in the set.

I cut 4 corners out of Black Card using Justrite A2 Card Front Basics dies.

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

Phill Martin is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda this evening at 8pm with some lovely new butterfly stamps. I'm offering 10% discount on items I have in stock from the shows till midnight tomorrow night. You can find them here. Discount will be aaplied at checkout.

I keep forgetting to tell you that Creative Expressions have launched some lovely new 8 x 8 Embossing Folders for Christmas. You can find them on my website here.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 5th August is .....................

 theresa w

Please email me at with your address and I'll pop it in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, wow this card is fabulous, love that background, and well done Theresa. Have a great Monday. Bx

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card. Congratulations Thesesa or Theresa well done.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning Julia such a lovely card especially for this time of year with everyone flocking to the beach, lovely.

    Congrats to thesesaw on your win.

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

  4. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card thank you.
    Congratulations to Theresa w.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  5. The background is gorgeous. Adding mica to products makes them really stand out.

  6. Hi Julia
    Great use of mica flakes. Love it!
    Anne M xxx

  7. Great card, love the background.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  8. Lovely card Julia, really like the background.
    Congratulations to Theresa W.
    Marion S x

  9. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I love the background and the dies are amazing. Congratulations to the winner. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi Julia
    A great background and lovely card.
    B xx

  11. Love the background, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Morning Julia,
    Great card, gorgeous background.

  13. Hi Julia love the card it's brill thank you love June Horrocks xxxxxx

  14. Good Morning Julia, oh I love this technique the texture on that background is just fabulous, a really gorgeous card. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  15. Will have to have a go with this technique.

  16. Will have to have a go with this technique.

  17. Hi Julia, lovely background i will have to try.
    Well done to Theresa .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  18. Hello Julia.

    Pretty card, I love your background. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations theresa w.

    Best wishes

  19. Gorgeous background to this card.


  20. Love the look of this background. Hope you will demo this technique sometime on hochanda so I can see how you did this. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Interesting background Didn't know you could use embossing powder with the paste and mica flakes Very effective

  22. Lovely card Julia. Nice technique with the mica.

  23. Lovely background technique julia x I never win anything and am absolutely over the moon to win so thankyou so much and thankyou all for the congratulations xxx
    Theresa w x

  24. Congratulations Theresa. Enjoy! Amazing background Julia. Haven't got any of the bits for that. Will have to go on my Ally Pally list. Thank you for sharing.


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