Tuesday 24 January 2017

Happy Birthday to You

Hi Bloggers.

I have a weave and a shadow box for you today -

This was a demo card from the weaving shows that I did on Hochanda earlier this month.

I started by stamping one of the stamps from the Justrite Playful Painted Trio Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card 3 times using CS Summer Sky Colour Cloud applied using a Smoothie. Once the ink was dry, I cut Sue Wilson's Classic Weaving Die from it. I cut the Classic Weaving Die again out of Coconut White Card and this one I ran through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Couture Creations Velvet Tea Lights Embossing Folder. I then wove the embossed die cut through the stamped one in a simple one by one weave.

I cut Sue's Happy Birthday Shadow Box with the inserts included to cut the apertures and added it to my woven background using 3D Foam Tape.

I made a frame using dies #2 and #4 from Sue's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B and added it to the shadow box using 3D Foam Tape again and trimmed away the excess using scissors (you may spot that I didn't quite line this up right - I blame it on the counters at Hochanda (even the low ones) and no time to faff!). I popped this onto a Coconut White Card blank.

I cut the sentiment dies and some of the little dies in the Shadow Box Set out of Aqua Card.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a lovely card, the woven backgrounds look great behind the shadow box dies. Have a great day. Bx

  2. The more I see the woven samples the more I like these dies a great card xxx

  3. Hi Julia
    Great card, I would never have thought of putting the woven backgrounds behind the shadow box. Thanks for sharing your idea.
    Jan x

  4. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Very pretty card today. The weaving dies are so versatile.
    If you are not quite straight shows it is 'handmade' rather than 'homemade'
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Love the weaving dies, still on my shopping list. Lovely pretty card.
    Annette x

  6. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Morning Julia, like this one so much, combining the weaving dies and the shadow box ones too, love it.

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

  8. Gorgeous card & love the idea of the weaving as a background.


  9. Lovely card this morning, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Morning Julia, this is fantastic card really really like it.
    Nancyd xx

  11. Great card Julia, love it
    Marion S x

  12. Morning Julia, Brilliant !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  13. Beautiful card Julia. Love the combination.

  14. Good Morning Julia, a really fabulous birthday card and I know some little boys who would love it. They love playing cooking. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  15. Morning Julia,
    Two shadow box samples today you and Sue. Love it.

  16. Hi Julia. A weave and a shadow, how lovely is that. SueL x

  17. Another great card - love those weaving dies, so many ways to use them. Many thanks.

  18. Lovely card Julia. Like the colours.

  19. Lovely card julia x would never have thought to use the weaving dies behind the shadow box it looks fantastic x
    Theresa w x

  20. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. Some of my favourites here, weaving dies and the embossing is great and you can't loose with a shadow box in my opinion. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  21. Hello Julia,
    Beautiful card! Love the Shadow Box Dies and the woven background is lovely.
    Thank you.
    Love Myra xx

  22. Great card as always Julia incorporating two super die sets. Thank you. X

  23. Good afternoon Julia,
    This is a bonnie card Julia and so soft with that summer sky stamping on the woven warp strands of card, i love the softness of this card and for me this would make an ideal babys birthday card. Thank you flower
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  24. A really pretty card Julia.
    Elaine H X

  25. You are crafty, mixing weaving with a shadow box, how clever is that...such a lovely card...thank you Julia...luv Ursula xx

  26. OH Wow Julia this is gorgeous, the colours are perfect and i love the weaving as a background to the shadow box dies.
    It just seems like they were made for each other and you have really given us some fab ideas.

  27. Hi Julia I love this card the combination of weaving & shadow box dies is a winner! Just lovely!

  28. Gorgeous card Julia. These weaving dies make fabulous cards especially when used with the Shadow Box dies. Xx


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