Monday 31 October 2016

Home Sweet Home

Hi Bloggers.

I made this card at our playdate on Saturday -

For the background, I spritzed a piece of Watercolour Card with water then sprinkled Burnt Orange, Straw Yellow and Pale Olive new Autumn coloured Pixie Powders (watch out for my One Day Special with these on November 30th!). I put it aside to dry.

Meanwhile, I stamped the Spellbinders Home Sweet Home Stamp onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder. I tapped a little of the Pixie Powders that I used in my background into separate wells in a Palette and made them into paints using my Waterbrush. I used them to colour in my design.

Once dry, I cut out using the largest die in the Spellbinders Renaissance Vine Die Set. I cut the die again, out of Black Card and used this as a shadow, offsetting it behind the sentiment die cut.

Once my background was dry, I ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Spellbinders Rose Tablecloth Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design. If I'd had a sanding block with me, I probably would've sanded it to make the emboss show up. However, you can just make out the texture in this photo.

I pulled out the Spellbinders Itty Bitty Blossoms Die Set (haven't used that in a while!). I cut a leaf pair out of Black Card and made 3 flowers out of Silver Shine Pearl Card.

I assembled the card as shown adding some 8mm White Pearls to the corners of the background and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.  

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 28th October is ............................


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, love the card today and the stamps used.

    Congrats to Rosie

    Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love the colours and the stamp set.
    Congratulations Rosie enjoy.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning Julia.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    congratulations Rosie.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Hi Julia, what a lovely card, the background colours are gorgeous, very autumnal. Well done Rosie on winning the card. Have a great day all. Bx

  5. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    Happy Halloween 👻,
    Lovely card today, new pixie powders look great, really will have to buy some.
    Congratulations to Rosie on winning this weeks card comments game.
    Julia - can you please show us crafters how you make the stands for the card fronts to enable them to bee 🐝 displayed.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I do love those colours. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Great card-love the background colours, perfect for autumn.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  8. Hi Julia
    A great card. Congrats to Rosie.
    B xx

  9. Love the pixie powder colours. Pretty background.

  10. Good morning Julia, love the background on this card, the colours are gorgeous. I will have to remember to set my recorder for your shows on 30th November/1st December as I will be away on holiday. Congratulations to Rosie.
    Marion S x

  11. This is a lovely card, Julia, Love the sentiment, must get this stamp.
    Sue Mac

  12. Love this card Julia the sentiments lovely
    Thank you June horrocks xxxxxx

  13. Glad you had a chance to play as well on Saturday. Great result with the pixie powders again.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Morning Julia, This card is really lovely, I especially love your background, beautiful colours.
    Congratulations to Rosie.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, love the colours.

  16. Beautiful card Love the colours of the new PP - which I still need to shop for The Itty Bitty Blosdoms may be an oldie but it is such a goodie and looks really good in that silver card

  17. Hi Julia. Love this card, love the new pixie colours. What a good idea to use them to colour in the stamp to tie in with the background. SueL x

  18. Beautiful card Julia, love the pixie powders

  19. Good Morning Julia, that is such a pretty Autumn coloured card. hugs Shirleyxx

  20. In this case the shadow works particularly well with the Renaissance Vine Die against the Pixie backdrop. Very effective. Great Spellbinder sentiment stamp.

    Susan x

  21. Lovely card Julie. The Autumn pixie powders look lovely. Not usually my colours but I do like these. Thank you for share and Congrats to Rosie. Enjoy.

  22. Lovely card Julia
    Have now got some Pixie Powders, so must have a play and see how I get on.

  23. Hello Julia.

    Beautiful Card. I love your background as always and the new pixie powder colours. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations Rosie.

    Best wishes

  24. Lovely card Julia,Well done to Rosie, Enjoy !

  25. Lovely card. Do like these new colours of Pixie Powders. Have two but not the third and now need to use them.


  26. Ah very pretty card for today, love the pixie colours you used Julia... luv Ursula xx

  27. Hi Julia

    I really love this card

    Congratulations to Rosie... enjoy!

    June x

  28. Lovely card Julia. Like the autumnal colours of the pixie powders and those lovely silver flowers. X

  29. Hello Julia,
    Sorry I've been AWOL ! Been gallivanting!
    Have looked in but haven't commented! Lovely cards ! Thank you - you post whatever happens!
    Love Myra xx
    PS - thanks for the chance to buy the new Wow products! They are gorgeous!!

  30. Lovely design using the pixie powders. I think I am more like you than Phill with my application of the pixie powders! So far this week, I have been able to watch only one of your Hochanda shows. More to watch this weekend. Thank you Julia for all the helpful tips and lovely examples of cards.


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