Monday 4 December 2017

Julia as a background with Gilding Flakes

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I cut dies #1and #4 together from the Julia Die Set into a piece of Coconut White Card several times.  I added a piece of CE Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet to the back and then added CS Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes to the exposed adhesive on the front, removing the excess with a piece of Rubit Scrubit.

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using dies #2 and #4 from the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set. I added it to my background using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card.

I added a piece of CE Double Sided Adhesive to a piece of Coconut White Card. I peeled away the other backing sheet and then added some Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes. I cut the sentiment from the Life is a Garden Die Set out of it. I popped it onto a banner cut using the Stitched Flags Die Set and tucked it into the side of my frame.

I cut a pair of Oak Leaf Swag Dies out of Coconut White Card. I cut 3 sizes of flowers from the Sunflower Bouquet Die Set out of more of my Gilded Card. I popped some more Double Sided Adhesive onto a piece of Cinnamon Card and cut out 3 flower centres. I removed the backing and added Copper Micro Beads. I added the centres to my flowers and popped them on my card as shown.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 1st December is ............................

Betty McAlister

Please email me at with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, this card is so feminine and lovely. The sunflowers are gorgeous. Well done Betty on winning the card. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  2. Good Morning Julia
    What a lovely start to the week.Loving your use of copper in the background and the beads.It's a beautiful card.
    Congratulations to Betty.
    Jan x

  3. Good Morning Julia. Amazing card this morning . I love the gilding flakes shinning through the design. Congratulations to Betty.

  4. Julia is a pretty die which looks great as a background. A different idea to try.

  5. Gorgeous card today.

    Congrats to the card winner.


  6. Morning Julia, beautiful card today, love it. Congrats to Betty

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

  7. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, I enjoyed your demo of this on Hochanda.
    Congrats to Betty.
    B xx

  8. I saw you do this on HOCHANDA I love it and it made me look at some of my mandala dies to turn into backgrounds! I really must use my gilding flakes more often Like you said if you don’t use a product it’s a waste

  9. Love the card Julia I’m guilty of buying the flakes and not useing them thank you love june Horrocks xxx

  10. Good morning Julia I love this card it's so pretty the Julia die is beautiful since I watched you demo with it it has gone on my wishlist

  11. Morning Julia,
    Love your card, gilding flakes are gorgeous.

  12. Morning Julia

    Lovely card today.

    Keep warm and safe

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  13. Love everything about this card Julia .
    Elaine H X

  14. Hi Julia,
    Lovely card. I enjoyed your demo of this on Hochanda.

  15. Hello Julia.

    Beautiful Card. Great die and I love your background, Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations Betty McAlister.

    Best wishes

  16. Sorry, I forgot ...Congratulations Betty McAlister!

  17. Good afternoon Julia, beautiful card, love it
    Marion S x

  18. Hi Julia, I love this !!
    Congratulations to Betty.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Love the way you have used the die to create a background. Great card.


  20. Evening Julia. Beautiful sparkly card today. The Julia die looks gorgeous cut as a background. Love it.
    Thrilled that I'm a winner this week, and will look forward to receiving the pretty pink and silver card. Xx

  21. So very pretty Julia, I love doing this with gilding flakes, always a lovely finish...beautiful card...luv Ursula xx


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