Saturday 22 October 2016

Follow Your Dreams

Hi Bloggers.

I made this card quite some time ago for a magazine but it wasn't used to my knowledge so I'm sharing here today. The write up is magazine style as it was already written.

1.       Place the Paved Mask onto a piece of WatercolourCard. Add Golden Mint, Aqua Lagoon and Peacock Green Pixie Powders by tapping very gently on the base of the pot. Spritz with water – don’t be too heavy handed! At this point, you can get the negative from your design if you wish. Place another piece of Watercolour Card over the mask and press all over firmly. Remove to reveal your negative design. Remove the mask and clean under a tap.
2.       Stamp the sentiment from the Phill Martin's Mini BaroqueInspirational Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using CobaltArchival. Cut out using Wreath #1 die from the Spellbinders Labels 50Decorative Accents. Ink through the die with Decadent Teal Colour Cloud using a Smoothie.
3.       Cut a frame out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A Die set – use dies #5 and #8. Add the frame to the background using 3d Foam Tape and trim away any excess using scissors being careful not to trim into the frame.
4.       Cut the corner die and the flowers die from the Spellbinders Floral Berry Accents out of Coconut White Card twice, inking through the die with Decadent Teal Colour Cloud each time. Shape the flowers a little using your fingers and add the die cuts to the frame as shown. Add some 5mm White Pearls to the flower centres.
5.       Glue the card front to a piece of Deep Blue Card measuring 6 ¼” Square.
6.       Cut a piece of Coconut White Card measuring 7” square and pierce around the edges. Add a Deep Blue mat measuring 7 1/8” square.  Add this to a Coconut White mat measuring 7 5/8” square using 3d Foam Tape. Add the card front to these 3 pieces, again using 3d Foam Tape.

As well as trying to get my website sorted out, I'm now knee deep in a years worth of accounts! Don't ask me why I don't do it as I go - I never seem to have the time so it just gets worse. It's like my shredding pile - massive!

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card thank you.
    So sorry to hear you are under a pile of paper work, keep climbing you will get on top lol
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today, will really have to get some pixie powders.
    Julia you need an assistant to help with the office work. If I lived nearer I would come and help!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs to all.
    Tina T xxxx

  3. Hi Julia
    A lovely card. Sorry to hear you are overwhelmed with paperwork, just keep chipping away at it.
    B xx

  4. I have just said on Sue's blog that I am addicted to pixie powders and it is all your fault, Julia! A lovely card.

    Good luck with the paperwork.

    Anne (Northampton)

  5. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card.

  6. Love this card Julia hope you get through your paper work xxxxx
    Love June horrocks xxxxxx

  7. Beautiful card Julia. Good luck with your paperwork. I can relate to the shredding pile, mine is huge and I can always find a good excuse to put off doing anything about it!!!
    Marion S x

  8. Morning Julia

    Love the different shades of the Pixie Powders! The card is gorgeous

    June x

  9. Morning Julia, this is an interesting card and I like it, yes it is growing on me.

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

  10. Hi Julia, a super card, love the unusual colour combo. Hope you are getting on top of the accounts. take care. Bx

  11. Good Morning Julia, I love the stencil and that colour is really strong. A beautiful layout to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  12. Loving this mask - great for male cards too. The Peacock Green Pixie powder is eye catching. Great matting and layering as per usual. Not got any deep blue, it looks interesting. Thanks.

    Susan x

  13. Pretty card...sounds like some serious sorting out in that household...we all make ourselves those promises Julia, but other things get in the way !!! Luv Ursula xx

  14. A very nice card Julia. Good luck with the clearing of papers.
    Maria x

  15. Hello Julia,

    A very nice Card. I like your layout and layers. The florals are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    I know what you mean about accounts but as you say it seems worse when you have a large pile. It is to easy to put things of though, lol.

    Best wishes

  16. Hi Julia. Lovely card and good luck with your accounts. SueL x

  17. Nice card Julia, as for your paperwork EEEks !
    Elaine H X

  18. Hi Julia, A very pretty card !! Good luck with your paperwork, I don't know how you manage all your crafting, let alone everything else !!! my hat goes off to you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Hi Julia, A very pretty card !! Good luck with your paperwork, I don't know how you manage all your crafting, let alone everything else !!! my hat goes off to you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Hi Julia this is a stunning card. Good luck with the accounts. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  21. Like Anne, I'm addicted to pixie powders too - all your lovely samples.
    The magazine missed a treat with this card.
    Hope the mountain of papers has gone down.

  22. This is gorgeous Julia and the background goes so perfectly with the sentiment.
    I love this one.

  23. Lovely card Julia. Thank you for sharing this.

  24. It's a lovely card How disappointing for you that it didn't get used in the magazine


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