Tuesday 6 December 2016

You're the Best

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, 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 one of the stamps from the Justrite Painted Playful Trio Stamp Set. 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 re'inked' the stamp and then stamped it again on the oppsite side of my card. I cleaned my stamp under a cold tap and then went back to my stamped images. I added CS Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes (back in stock! - other Gilding Flakes in stock here). I removed the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

 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 4 leaves from Sue Wilson's Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set (back in stock!) and dies #4 and #6 from Sue's Maldives Die Set.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Butterfly Elegance 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 the Maldives set. I cut dies #3 and #4 together  and dies #5 and #6  together out of Coconut White Card.

I cut the corresponding open leaf die from the Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set out of Coconut White Card 4 times. I made a couple of flowers out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Cape Daisy Die Set. I cut the centre die out of my gilded background sheet twice. I added an 8mm White Pearl to each flower.

I assembled the card as shown matting onto Black and Coconut White Card and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat

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  1. Morning Julia, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning Julia.
    This is a really lovely card Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  3. Hi Julia, this card is absolutely brilliant, love the stamp used on the background, and the opulence of the gilding flakes is just perfect. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Love this card. The stamp is gorgeous and the gilding flake show it off perfectly!
    Maggie B

  5. Hi Julia and crafters all
    Lovely card today, gilding flakes are ace, so versatile and fun to use. Very pretty!!
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

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

  7. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. I loved the demo of this (alternate option) on Hochanda.
    B xx

  8. Hi Julia,
    Gorgeous card, love the flowers and leaves and the gilding flakes.
    Thanks for sharing,

  9. Good morning Julia

    Stunning card and just love the gilding flakes

    Keep warm!

    June x

  10. What a lovely stamp to use gilding flakes with. The overall look is beautiful.

  11. Lovely card. Gilding flakes look great.

  12. Must get my gilding flakes out. This is lovely, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Love this card Julia the die is lovely
    Thank you
    Love June xxxxxx

  14. Hi Julia. Lovely, as always. SueLx

  15. Morning Julia, This is so effective, a beautiful card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Morning Julia, a lovely warm coloured card today on this very chilly morning.

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

  17. Morning Julia,
    Loved this one when you showed it on your show.

  18. Love the use of gilding flakes - they give such a beautiful effect. Many thanks.

  19. A super duper card today Julia, I just love your techniques, my kind of girl....always a new trick to hand....luv Ursula xx

  20. The gilding flakes help this card stand out from the crowd.

    Susan x

  21. Good Morning Julia, a beautiful card today, love the design and your use of the gilding flames. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  22. Hi Julia beautiful card as always. Keep them coming. Take care Lynne x

  23. A lovely card Love the gilding flakes

  24. Julia this is stunning, i love the entire design with the gilding flakes.
    This looks fabulous.


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