Sunday 2 October 2016

Happy Retirement

Hi Bloggers.

Here’s today’s card –

 For the background, I used a piece of Watercolour Card. I popped the Wavy Mask on top and then sprinkled CS Pixie Powders in Candy Pink and Purple Violet over. Leaving the mask in place, I then spritzed with water. I removed the mask and put aside to dry. If you wish, before removing the mask, you can pop another piece of card on top to get a negative print. 

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson’sDouble Pierced Squares and Double Pierced Squares Set B. I added this to my background using 3D Foam and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I stamped the sentiment and the frame from the JustriteCongrats Card Basics Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Jet BlackArchival. I cut it out using a die from the Justrite A2 Card Front Basics DieSet. I cut the next sized die out of Black Card.

I spritzed a piece of Watercolour Card with water and then sprinkled some Candy Pink and some Purple Violet over and put aside to dry. Once dry, I cut some flowers using Sue’s Exquisite Poppy Die Set. Whilst the card was still in the die, I coloured the veins using a Pigma Micron Pen. I cut some stamens out of Black Card and some centres out of Coconut White Card using the same die set. I cut some leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue’s Olive Branch Die Set.

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

I assembled the card as shown adding a Black Card mat, a Coconut White Card and an 8mm White Pearl to each corner of the frame.

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love the colours.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Morning Julia, oh such a vibrant card today love it, love the mask and the colours are stunning.

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

  4. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I would love to receive a card like this when I retire. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Hi Julia
    Super this card love everything about it.
    Jan x

  6. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    Beautifully card today, lovely colours!!!
    You and Sue are on the same wavelength today with the exquisite poppies!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  7. Good morning Julia. I love all the things you've used today. Flowers made with pixie powders look great - really into doing this at present.

  8. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. Fab colours and those flowers really pop.
    SueL x

  9. Hi Julia
    A great card, love the colours.
    B xx

  10. Beautiful, Julia. I could not resist buying more Pixie Powders at Colemans yesterday!

    Anne (Northampton)

  11. Gorgeous card, really lovely.

  12. Morning Julia
    A really lovely card the pixie powders are fab xxx

  13. Morning Julia love the colours this is a beauty thank you
    June horrocks xxxx

  14. Good morning Julia, beautiful card, love the colours you have used. Marion S x

  15. Hi Julia,
    Beautiful card using one of my favourite masks. Gorgeous colours.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  16. Hi Julia
    I've got a lot on at the moment but I'm back! Love the card - you are so good at backgrounds. Love the colours.
    Anne M xxx

  17. Hi Julia, this card is fabulous, love the colours of the pixie powders, and need to try this combo, as I now have both colours. Have a great day. Bx

  18. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, the background is very colourful.

  19. Morning Julia, oh Ive got to say those two colours together are gorgeous and I just wish my mum was alive to see them she would be in raptures, such a beautiful card today worth retiring again to receive it. hugs Shirleyxxx

  20. lovely card Julia.
    Take care
    Elaine H

  21. Wow Julia I love this card it so vibrant & pops love the pixie colours
    I never thought of using them with a mask going to play now.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  22. These colours of Pixie Powders I'm not a pink person BUT I absolutely adore these I must make a list of all of the things you can do with PP It's so versatile I'm forgetting ideas

  23. Beautiful card Julia. Love the colours. Thank you for sharing this work of art.

  24. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I love your background and the pretty Exquisite Poppies. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  25. Hi Julia

    Love this colourful creation

    June x

  26. Delectable card Julia. You've hit the jackpot with your choice of pixie colours. Candy Pink and Purple Violet are so vibrant and complement Sue's poppy dies perfectly. I noticed that lovely versatile wavy mask again in the background too. Thanks.

    Susan x

  27. Hello Julia,
    Beautiful card today and I loved yesterday's too! Just got back from holiday so not up to speed just yet! Thank you.
    Love Myra x
    PS Good News about your Dad!

  28. Yesterday and today's cards are just amazing...thanks Julia....luv Ursula xxx

  29. Just finished the first evening's parching here at Knuston Hall in Northants so a somewhat late comment!!!

    Gorgeous. That is just about all I can say about this latst offering.



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