Wednesday 7 December 2016

Thank You

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Coconut White Card using the Creative Expressions Eternal Ivy Embossing Folder. I edged the background with CS Autumn Twinkles and put aside to dry.

For the panels, 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 Justrite Autumn Swirls Background (managed to get a couple more!). I stamped it onto Coconut White 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 background. I added CS Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes (back in stock!). I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit. I trimmed the background into 3 panels and matted them onto Black Card. I edged around the panels with CS Autumn Twinkles and put aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Scribbled Frame Sentiments Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using die #2 from Sue Wilson's Maldives Die Set. Once again, I edged with CS Autumn Twinkles and put aside to dry. I cut dies #3 and #4 together out of Black Card and die #4 only out of Coconut White Card.

I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I removed the other backing sheet and then added Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes. Once again, I removed the excess using Rubit Scrubit. I cut 2 leaves from Sue Wilson's Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set (back in stock). I cut the corresponding open leaves from the same set out of Black Card.

I made a flower out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Cape Daisy Die Set and added CS Autumn Twinkles to the centre.

I assembled the card as shown matting onto Black and Coconut White Card, adding a 5mm Black Pearl to the corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat

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  1. Morning Julia, lovely card today

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

  2. Morning Julia, a very pretty card.
    Nancyd xx

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

  4. Beautiful card Julia.
    Marion S xx

  5. Morning Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
    Love and crafty hugs to all.
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Lovely card, the gilding flakes look good.
    Annette x

  7. Good morning Julia this is a gorgeous card. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. This background stamp came yesterday so immediately an idea to try - thank you. A beautiful card.

  9. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, great background and flower.
    B xx

  10. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, gorgeous background.

  11. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, I have had a go with this stamp and it's so beautiful, love the gilding flakes.
    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Lovely card Julia the colours and the dies and the flower thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxxxxx

  13. Hi Julia,
    an amazing card, wonderful colours.
    Rolf xxx

  14. Morning Julia, Love it !! Love it !! Love it !! The background stamp triptych with the beautiful gilding flakes, stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Morning Julia, Love it !! Love it !! Love it !! The background stamp triptych with the beautiful gilding flakes, stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Fabulous card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Good Morning Julia, that is one beautiful card this morning I love the gilded background especially. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  18. Gorgeous card Julia. Thank you for sharing this.

  19. Another absolutely stunning card Julia, thank you for sharing with us....luv Ursula xx

  20. Gorgeous card Julia, love the colours

    June x

  21. Gilding flakes again - love them !!!

  22. Lovely autumn card. Love those fly-away gilding flakes!

  23. Simply gorgeous is what this card is.
    I love the beautiful autumn colours and i really love that stamp you have used.

  24. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I like the classic layout and your great background. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  25. Hello Julia,
    I really like the lovely sheen you have created in both yesterday's and today's cards. It is really effective. Thank you . Sorry been missing again!
    Love Myra xx

  26. Very pretty Do you hold your breath when you do the "3 second" stamping - I do (hee hee)

  27. Beautiful card Julia. Love the autumnal leaves in the background. Xx

  28. Hi Julia, a stunning card in one of my favourite colourways, really beautiful. Bx


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