Thursday 9 November 2017

21 Today Shadow Box

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I popped some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer onto my Craft Sheet. I added a drop of Bluebell CS Intense Pigment Stain and mixed well. I painted it onto my Acetate using a Wide Brush. I then sprinkled some CS Golden Sand Glitterbitz over and put aside to dry (doesn't take long).

I cut the Celebrations Shadow Box out of Coconut White Card. I glued it to my background once it was dry. I made a frame using dies #3 and #5 from the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set and added it to my Shadow Box using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card.

I used tiles from the Alphabet Grid Die and elements from the Celebrations Shadow Box Die Set to decorate my card. I coloured the flame on the candle using Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Markers.

Here's the one I demoed on Hochanda with Rose Pink CS Intense Pigment Stain instead of Bluebell -

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, what awesome cards, love the backgrounds with the gold glitterbitz in them. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  2. Hi Julia
    You are just the best at creating stunning backgrounds.Love the glitterbitz.I have my granddaughter;s 21st birthday coming up next year she would love this type of card.Thanks for your inspiration.
    Jan x

  3. Morning Julia what great cards I love the colour of the bluebell one and the glitterbitz is wonderful stuff xx

  4. Morning Julia, 2 beautiful samples today, love them both

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

  5. Good Morning Julia, Two stunning cards to wake up to this morning . I love how you have created the back grounds something I have not tried.

  6. Two lovely cards. The glitterbitz look good.
    Annette x

  7. Fabulous cards Julia, love the backgrounds x xhazel

  8. Two beautiful cards Julia with fabulous backgrounds
    Marion S x

  9. Both cards are lovely. Great backgrounds.

  10. Hi Julia
    Two great cards, lovely background.
    B xx

  11. Good Morning Julia. I love these two coming of age cards, although I can't get my head around 18 being the new coming of age. 21 is the one for me. These are so cheerful and uplifting. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

  12. Love these cards Julia just beautiful thank you so much
    Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

  13. Morning Julia,
    Two lovely cards.

  14. These cards show the versatility of the shadow box and alphabet dies. My immediate thought was a preference for the blue..... but then 'em both!


  15. Hi Julia two beautiful cards today I love the background with the glitterbitz

  16. Hi Julia your cards are stunning I love the dies you have used and the backgrounds you have created. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  17. Hi Julia
    Two beautiful cards
    Elaine H X

  18. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Cards. Great dies and I love your backgrounds as usual. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  19. Hi Julia,
    Your cards are beautiful and fun.

  20. Love them both. I do this background a bit different but am going to give painting on the color a try as you did. Very pretty and I know more stunning in “real life”.
    I saw your demo on Hochanda and loved your samples then. Had to get all the dies.
    Have a great day,
    Stephanie K

  21. You make the most beautiful backgrounds for cards. And these two are no exception. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  22. Wow wow wow, two beautiful samples you have for us here...what a great idea...thank you Julia...luv Ursula xx

  23. Two beautiful cards Julia. What a great technique on the first card. I really enjoyed your demos with the alphabet grid and just had to buy it! Barbxx


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