Sunday 29 January 2017

Because you're so special

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I popped some CS Clear Texture Paste onto my Craft Sheet. I added some Phill Martin CS Chic Viola Mica Powder and mixed well. I then spread it through the Feathered Mask onto Coconut White Card and put aside to dry.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Rectangles and Double Pierced Rectangles Set B. I added it to my background using 3D Foam Tape and trimmed away the excess using scissors.

I stamped the sentiment and the flag from Phill's Timeless Everday Sentiment Banners Stamp Set using Watering Can Archival. I cut it out using scissors, shaped it and slotted it into my frame.

I popped some Chic Viola Mica Powder into a well in a Mixing Palette, added water and mixed to make a paint. I painted onto Coconut White Card. Once dry, I cut the largest die in Sue's Exquisite Poppy Die Set twice. I cut the stamen diefrom the same set out of Coconut White Card.

I lit the tea lights in the EFCO Enamel Pot. I added some CS Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals to a pie dish and popped it on the hot plate. Once moulten, I added Chic Viola Mica Powder and mixed well. I poured it into a mould made from a cheap button and Ranger Mold n Pour. After a couple of minutes, I removed it from the mould and added it to the centre of my flower.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Trailing Ivy Die Set.

I completed my card by adding an 8mm White Pearl to the corners of my frame and a couple of Coconut White Card mats.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Hi Julia
    Lovely card .Fantastic middle to your flower.
    Thank you Jan x

  3. Gorgeous card Julia, love it.
    Marion S x

  4. Morning Julia a lovely card once again. Take care have a good day Lynne x

  5. Morning Julia, I love everything about this card !! the colours you have used are yummy and the mixed paste through the mask for the background is so pretty, then the fabulous flower and finished off with this UTEE centre which is just divine. A fabulous card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Morning Julia,
    Beautiful card, as they say less is more. You are one very talented lady.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  8. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the background and the flower is beautiful. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Hi Julia
    A lovely card, deceptively simple as a lot of techniques were used.
    B xx

  10. Lovely card. Like the trailing ivy die.
    Annette x

  11. Good Morning Julia, that texture colour is just gorgeous and makes your card just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

  12. Hello Julia, a super card, love the background, and the mask pattern is fab. Must go dig out my melt pot and utee, if I can find where I put it. Have a great day. Bx

  13. Morning Julia, this is such a beautiful card, love the background you have created and also the embellishment, oh how I wished I could do this, I am sure there must be a youtube somewhere about it.

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

  14. What a beautiful background, Julia. Lovely card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Hi Julia. The look of this card is right up my street. I just need to get organised to make a few backgrounds as I usually sit and make a card from start to finish and then realise i should have made a texture paste the day before. SueL x

  16. Morning Julia,
    Love your card.

  17. Beautiful card Julia. Love the colours.

  18. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. It has a silver Grey look on my screen and I thought it would make a great male card. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  19. Beautiful card julia x love the background and gorgeous colours x
    Theresa w x

  20. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card love the flower center , i must give the UTEE a try.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  21. Like this card a lot, especially the way in which the mask takes centre stage, all to often a lovely mask is covered.


  22. Hi Julia I love this card the feathered mask is lovely I'll have to get that one The technique for the flower centre is one I've not seen done how inventive!

  23. Gorgeous card Julia. Love everything about it. Thank you.

  24. I like your techniques you used on your card today. I enjoyed your shows on hochanda where you were molding buttons. Looked like fun! Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  25. Love the way you have made the flower and its centre - really lovely

  26. Your texture paste through a stencil always comes out so neat, I tape mine down and put it through sparingly at first not to get it everywhere, but it never looks as neat as your Julia...this is so beautiful....Must get some mold n pour to try experimenting, love this idea....luv Ursula xx

  27. You've used lots of interesting techniques today Julia. Pretty card.

  28. Julia this is stunning, the background and the colours are just a perfect match.
    I love the mask pattern and must get that one.

  29. Hello Julia, What a gorgeous card! I love the background and your button on the flower is beautiful!
    Thank you,
    Love Myra xx

  30. Lovely card Julia. Your flower centre button is beautiful. Like the background mask too. X

  31. A stunning card Julia and the flower is exquisite xx


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