Saturday 21 January 2017

It is so nice knowing ....

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card (and it's a proper one!) -

A simple little card with a couple of techniques.

I started by creating a Pixie Powder Background on Watercolour Card. I misted the card with water and then sprinkled CS Scarlet Mist Pixie Powder over and put aside to dry.

Once dry, I dusted my PP background with an Anti-Static Bag and stamped one of the birds from the Justrite Doodled Birds Stamp Set (back in stock) using Clear Perfect Medium and embossed with CS Black Detail Embossing Powder. I coloured the image in a little using Scarlet Mist Pixie Powder and Sunrise Pink Mica Powder from the CS Summer Shades Mica Spray Set.

I cut it out using #2 die from Sue Wilson's Refined Rectangular Frame Die Set.

I cut the #3 die from the set out of Coconut White Card. I made my embossing powder by popping a little CS True White Detail Embossing Powder into a little bag and adding some Sunrise Pink Mica Powder to it and giving it a good shake. I covered my frame with Clear Perfect Medium and embossed using my custom embossing powder. I re-inked, added more powder and heat set again.

I used a Coconut White Card Blank (1/2 a sheet) and stamped my sentiment from the same set using Jet Black Archival.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia, a lovely card today, nice LIKE IT.

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

  2. Love this for its simplicity.

  3. Morning Julia and crafters all
    What a pretty card today. Just love the simplicity of it.
    Julia can you tell me how you make the stands for the backs of your cards when you don't make an actual card.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  4. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, love the simplicity.
    B xx

  5. Great card, love the background.


  6. Hello Julia, love this card, that little bird stamp is so cute. Have a great Sunday. Bx

  7. Morning Julia love this simple yet cute card. Have a good weekend Lynne

  8. Love this card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Lovely card julia x the backgound looks fantastic and I love the cute doodle bird x
    Theresa w x

  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous I love the cute bird and the background you have created. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Hi Julia. Very simple but very effective. SueL x

  12. Lovely card Julia. Nice sentiment.
    Annette x

  13. Morning Julis, a fabulous card and a real one too.
    Nancyd xx

  14. Good Morning Julia, I hope you are having a bit of home time this weekend as its really cold out today. A beautiful card today love the background. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  15. Lovely little card Julia, so cute .
    Elaine H X

  16. A simple, but lovely, card


  17. Love the background as usual, amazing....lovely little card in the end...thanks Julia....luv Ursula xx

  18. Another great card Julia. I have the pixie powders and this great set of stamps so I may be tempted later today. You give us so many ideas, thank you. Have a good day.😀

  19. Ashamed to say I too , like my sister above, have this stamp and haven't used it yet. Will do now. It will make a good get well card for a friend.

  20. Great card Julia, love the pixie powder background.
    Marion S x

  21. Thanks for reminding me that sometimes less is more with your card today using basically two colors: red and white but with multiple techniques. I like it!

  22. Ooh this is absolutely gorgeous! I have recently bought this stamp set, I need to use it, you have inspired me! xxx

  23. Hi Julia gorgeous card love the background and a great size for posting .
    xxx jeanie.e

  24. Lovely card Julia, love that sentiment, I wish I could master the Pixie Powders!!
    Sandra x

  25. Gorgeous card, and a lovely sentiment

  26. One of my favourite techniques and one of my favourite stamp sets Lovely card

  27. Hi Julia, Really lovely, the 'leggy' birdie is fabulous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Julia this is beautiful, i love the stamp and
    the pixie powder background.
    I am getting addicted to these pixie powders, they are such fun to use but i do get into a mess lol
    but i just call the mess being creative !!

  29. Hello Julia.

    Such a lovely C&S Card, I really like it. Great background and lovely colour. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  30. Good morning Julia this is a gorgeous card I love the bird it is so cute. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie


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