Tuesday 31 January 2017

You're Special

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by cutting the Spellbinders Renaissance Border One out of Icicle Pearl Card 6 times. I added 3 of them to a piece of Midnight Blue Pearl Card, setting them tip to tip. I then added 2 more into the gaps. I cut the final one into half lengthways and added it into the space left at both sides. I let the glue set and then ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the Spellbinders Elite M-Bossabilities Folder. I matted onto another piece of Midnight Blue Pearl Card.
I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I cut #2 die from the Spellbinders Renaiisance Jewelled Frame from it. I removed the other backing sheet and then added CS Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Meadow Circles Stamp Set onto Icicle Pearl Card using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using a die from the Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags Die Set. I cut the corresponding larger die from the same set out of Midnight Blue Card. I cut the #3 die from the Spellbinders Renaissance Vine Die Set.

I tied a bow using 2 lengths of Craft Consortium White Satin Ribbon and added a Craft Consortium Vintage Pearl Charm.

I assembled the card as shown adding an 8mm White Pearl to the corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.

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  1. What a great background Julia. Love the way you've built the dies up.

  2. Morning Julia, I love this card, the white against the midnight blue is very striking. Have a great day. Bx

  3. Morning Julia, a beautiful card love the background and the. Colours.
    Nancyd xx

  4. I remember you demoing this card and I loved the way you created the background and the card is stunning xxx

  5. Morning Julia, another stunning card today, your amazing with your talent for showing us how to do things.

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

  6. Morning Julia and crafters all
    Lovely card today. The colours go together brilliantly.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  7. Morning Julia.
    Thank you another lovely card.
    Take care Kitty.

  8. A beautiful card, the bow sets it off.
    Annette x

  9. Beautiful card-I love how you have created the background.


  10. Good morning Julia today's card is gorgeous. I love the background it is such a good idea. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  11. Lovely card Julia really like the background take care Lynne

  12. I do like the way in which you have made up the background, it is gorgeous.


  13. Morning Julia, A lovely card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Hi Julia
    I really must comment on your beautiful backgrounds they always make your cards look stunning.Thank you for sharing.
    Jan x

  15. How you come up with all these ideas for backgrounds I really don't know, Julia. This is great.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Good Morning Julia, that is one stunning card and I love the background its gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxx

  17. Morning Julia

    This is a very classy and elegant card. Love the colour combo too

    June x

  18. Morning Julia,
    A rally lovely card, gorgeous background.

  19. Stunning card Julia, our border dies can produce some lovely backgrounds.

  20. When you did this card on the telly, I pulled this die out of my 'to sell on ebay' box.

  21. Good morning Julia gorgeous card I love the background it's very detailed & so pretty The midnight blue card is gorgeous too

  22. Hi Julia,
    what an amazing elegant card today...
    Rolf xxx

  23. Julia, how do you come up with such wonderful ideas to do with dies, I would never have thought to do this, but it looks just amazing, which means it can be done to fit any size card...thank you so much for that tutorial....The card is just amazing, love blue and white like this....stunning...thank you...luv Ursula xx

  24. Lovely how you have created the background Julia , beautiful card.
    Elaine H X

  25. Beautiful card julia x
    Theresa w x

  26. Beautiful card Julia. Thank you for your inspiration.

  27. Lovely card, Julia - great die.

  28. Good afternoon Julia,
    What a beautiful, strikingly elegent card, so chic and very stylish. The midnight blue is a beautiful colour that it looked black in the center until you seen the next picture that gave it a highlight and showed it's beautiful colour.
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  29. Hi Julia. Who would have known this card was mainly made from a border die and the midnight blue is gorgeous, very striking teamed up with the pale colour. SueL x

  30. Lovely card I forget to emboss background pieces that have been created with border/Striplet dies

  31. Hello Julia,
    A really lovely card and I like everything about it a lot! Lovely ribbon too.
    Thank you, Love Myra xx

  32. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I love the background, I think I will have to hunt for the die. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  33. WOW Julia this is stunning, i really love how you done the background it's just so pretty.
    And the bow gives it so much elegance.
    I really love this one.


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