Saturday 27 August 2016

You are in my thoughts

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Black Card using the Couture Creations Large Circles Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added the frame to my background using 3d Foam.

I popped some CS Flake & Glitter Glue onto a piece of Wax Paper. I picked it up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and used it to ink up the image from the Justrite Meadow Circles Stamp Set. I stamped it onto Black Card leaving the stamp on the card no more than 3 seconds so as not to tear the card. I cleaned my stamp under a cold tap and then went back to my stamped image. I added CS Aurora Lights Gilding Flakes. I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I cut it to size using Justrite Stitched A2 Banners & Rectangles Dies.

I cut the largest 2 dies together from Sue Wilson's Melbourne Die Set out of Coconut White Card twice. I scored them, cut along one score line to the centre and folded mountain and valley folds. I glued the 2 together and added my Meadow Circle to the centre using 3d Foam.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Clear Perfect Medium onto Black Card and embossed with CS Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using a die from the Justrite A2 Card Front Basics Die Set and cut another die from the same setout of Coconut White Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm Black Pearls to the corners.

For the Bank Holiday weekend, I'm offering 10% discount on everything on my website. Offer applies till midnight Monday evening (29th August). Discount will be applied at checkout. So, stock up on essentials, Christmas crafting and consult your wish list!

I managed to order some of John Lockwood's new stamps late yesterday afternoon. They are available to pre-order on my website here. Dispatching from Wednesday 31st August.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia, such a beautiful card today, I love the centre piece, it is gorgeous.

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

  3. Good Morning Julia, lovely card. Marion S x

  4. Good Morning Julia
    Love the card. The stamp centre piece makes this card special for me.
    Jan x

  5. Great card, love the centre piece.


  6. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  7. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Thank you for a beautiful card this morning.
    The centre of the die cut is very pretty and love the sentiment.
    Happy bank holiday weekend!!
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

  8. A gorgeous card - love the centre and overall simplicity. So pleased you have John's new stamps - just spent!!
    Have a good weekend.

  9. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card.

  10. Hi Julia, what a gorgeous card and i love that centre piece, very, very pretty.....have a lovely bank holiday...xxxx

  11. This is so pretty, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Very preety card julia love it thank you for sharing love always June Horrocks xxxxx

  13. Hi Julia. Lovely card, rosettes do make an impact don't they. SueL x

  14. Good Morning Julia, yes I was lucky I pre-ordered my new stamps from John and I cant wait to play with them. I love your beautiful card this morning that is so pretty that rosette. Hope you have a good weekend, and hope you manage to visit your dad. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  15. Hi Julia, what a beautiful card, subtle shine with the gilding flakes, and works so well with the black. Have a great Saturday. Bx

  16. The meadows circle stamp makes a wonderful eye-catching centre to this lovely card.

    Susan x

  17. Beautiful card Julia. Thank you for sharing this.

  18. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. I love the rosette and centrepiece.
    Enjoy the long weekend.
    B xx

  19. Hi Julia
    This is fabulous. Right up my street. Love it!
    Anne M xxx

  20. What a beautiful card today, love the idea of stamping with the glue and the gilding flakes, so pretty....luv Ursula xx

  21. Hello Julia.

    Beautiful Card. I love Black and White Cards, your rosette is lovely and the hint of gilding flakes is a great full stop. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  22. Lovely card. Like the rosettes and centre price. I love stamping with flake and glitter glue /gilding flakes but frequently forget the 3 second rule so there are invariably repeats LOL


  23. Lovely card For the first time in ages I had another go with stamping and gilding flakes - and it worked!

  24. This is a beautiful card Julia, perfect!

    June x

  25. Lovely card Julia, so adore the centrepiece .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  26. Very nice card julia x I love the rosette x
    Theresa w x

  27. Hi Julia, A very beautiful card, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Hello Julia,
    This is such a pretty card! It is such a tranquil card! I know what I mean! Ha ha
    I also love the sentiment - very very useful! Thanks Julia.
    Love Myra x

  29. Hi Julia I am back from the cruise. Your card is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  30. Hi Julia,
    Love this type of card simple but stunning!!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield


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