Monday 20 November 2017

Industrial Chic and Oxides

Hi Bloggers.

I have one last sample featuring dies from the Industrial Chic Collection (I do actually have one more but that's for my workshop on Saturday).

For the background, I started by scrunching up a piece of Coconut White Card. I opened it out an touched the peaks of the card with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide. I misted with water and left it a couple of minutes for the ink to move a little. I then ironed it with my Encaustic Iron to flatten out my card and stop the ink from moving any more. I used the crackle stamp from Lisa Horton's Textures  Stamp Set and stamped it several times on my background using Frayed Burlap Oxide. I distressed the edges of my background with a Woodware Edge Crimper and then edged with Frayed Burlap Oxide using a Smoothie. I matted onto Black Card and then Coconut White Card.

I cut die #1 from the Industrial Chic Background into a strip of Chestnut Card twice. I glued it to a piece of Black Card and then trimmed to fit my background. I glued it in place.

I cut die #3 from the Industrial Chic Frame & Tag Die Set out of Black Card and the Ransom Note Birthday Die out of Chestnut Card.

I completed my card by adding some elements from the Industrial Chic Mixed Essentials cut from Chestnut and Black Card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, I love these dies, they are just brilliant, and your card is really great, perfect for those difficult males out there. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  2. Good Morning Julia. stunning card this morning. You have done it again with another amazing back ground. I really enjoyed Lisa shows and your samples was stunning.

  3. Great card Julia, fabulous background as always
    Marion S x

  4. Morning Julia, nice card today

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


  5. Hi Julia,

    Love this card especially the background. X

  6. The background is great - used to use this technique a lot but I've forgotten about it, so thanks for the reminder. Overall effect is great.

  7. What a fabulous card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  8. Hi Julia
    A lovely card and great background.
    B xx

  9. I love the card and especially like how you trimmed away the “day” from the Ransom Note die and added alongside “Birth” I prefer it like that It reads so much better (to me)

  10. Good Morning Julia. This card is beautiful. Very well done Julia. We should never be stuck for mens cards ever again with this lovely selection of dies .I was never a fan of steam punk but you have changed my mind with the last few samples you have shown us. Beautiful work. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

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  12. Good Morning Julia

    You are coming up with some great ideas for these new dies, however it is the backgrounds that I am really loving.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  13. Morning Julia,
    A great card.

  14. Good morning Julia lovely card the background is amazing the Industrial chic dies are fabulous and a must have for me!

  15. Great card. Like the design.


  16. Great design here Julia. I love these new Industrial Chic dies. Have used them a few times now. They are brilliant for men's card but in other colours and with the butterfly and dragonfly they are good ladies cards as well. The two I have done, so far, were liked by both recipients.

  17. Hi Julia this is a stunning card I love the background and how you have used the dies. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  18. Brilliant work Julia, love the background.
    Elaine H X

  19. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card, beautiful background.

  20. Nifty background Julia. I like this card a lot. You have again used both of my favorites from the Industrial Chic collection.
    Have a good Monday!
    Stephanie K

  21. Hi Julia, I'm loving these Industrial Chic cards.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Love it!! Love how you've used the ransom note die.

  23. Love it!! Love how you've used the ransom note die.

  24. Wow, what an amazing card for that man in your life....really great idea, thank you Julia...luv Ursula xx

  25. Julia this is stunning, this will be fab for hubby's birthday card. I just love the colours and those dies.


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