Two Way Happy Birthday by Julia Watts

Julia Watts is a demonstrator for Creative Expressions and can regularly be seen on TV sharing her tips and techniques, creating amazing projects.  Craftasmic have been very fortunate that Julia has visited us 3 times for our various Weekend Events and has hosted workshops and demonstrations showcasing Creative Expressions products in her own unique style.

Julia creates beautiful projects which she has kindly given us her permission for us to share these with you!

In this project, Julia has given step by step instructions for creating a card using some of Sue Wilson's brand new dies from her first 2015 release.  Julia also shows you how simply changing the colours of the exact same design can make it look like a totally different card.

Below you will be able to see Julia walk you through this project.  To find out more about Julia's projects we highly recommend you follow Julia at her blog called Inky Finger Zone - where she regularly posts her projects in an effort to continually inspire both seasoned and new card makers with her talents!

Here is the White & Blush version, and how it's made -  

 

First, cut the largest die from Sue Wilson's Ornate Pierced Squares Noble Die Set out of Coconut White Foundation Card. Then cut the largest 2 dies in Sue's Classic Classic Adorned Squares Noble Die Set out of Blush Foundation Card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, cut a smaller die from the Ornate Pierced Squares Noble Die Set out of Coconut White Foundation Card and cut the 2 middle sized dies from the Classic Adorned Squares Noble Die Set out of Blush Foundation Card.

 

 

 

 

  

Stamp a Happy Birthday sentiment (or whatever sentiment you choose) onto Blush Card using the Perfect Medium Clear 

Pad and emboss with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder using a heat gun and heat mat.  Then cut the sentiment out using the smallest 2 dies in the Classic Adorned Squares Noble Die Set.  Put this all together and add a pearl to each corner of the card.

 

 

Stopping at this point and changing the colours would make a great man's card, looking like this -

 

 

 

Or, add a beautful flower and it's becomes a pretty card!  For the flower, cut a couple of swirls out of Coconut White Foundation Card using Sue's Splendid Swirls Die Set. Tie a knot in a piece of White Tulle and trim it a little - this then looks lovely sat behind the flower which is cut out of Blush Foundation Card using 2 of Sue's Cornflower Dies, cutting 4 of each size, and finishing off with a Small Circle Dazzler. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

And then, here's the twist!!  The same card is shown below made with Milk Foundation Card and Sky Blue Foundation Card. Mix the card on the flower and this gives a whole new look - you can even colour the Tulle as well.  So there we go, the same design - two ways!

 

 

Below is a list of all the main tools and materials used by Julia to make this project.

 

 

Self Adhesive Pearls - Cream 5 mm
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Self Adhesive Pearls - Cream 5 mm
This pack of 56 cream coloured adhesive pearls add a beautiful accent to all projects. They look wonderful used singly or grouped in a pattern.
£0.99 inc VAT
Self Adhesive Pearls - White 5 mm
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Self Adhesive Pearls - White 5 mm
This pack of 56 white coloured adhesive pearls add a beautiful accent to all projects. They look wonderful used singly or grouped in a pattern.
£0.99 inc VAT
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder - Detail Silver Shine
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Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder - Detail Silver Shine
This Detail Silver Shine Embossing Powder is perfect for heat embossing your stamped designs - ideal for enhancing background stamps, patterned images and fine sentiments. The ultra-fine crystals preserve complex detail and deliver a superbly smooth finish when embossing even the most intricate of stamped images.
£3.89 inc VAT
Perfect Medium - Clear PadPerfect Medium - Clear Pad
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Perfect Medium - Clear Pad
Ranger Perfect Medium Clear ink pad for use when stamping and embossing using embossing powders. Also being ideal for resist techniques and watermark stamping.
£4.99 inc VAT
Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Coconut White
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Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Coconut White
A pack of 25 Coconut White sheets A4 card stock (220gsm) We look to provide the best colour match possible on the screen image, however colour displays can be different depending on your computer settings and If very close colour matching is of high importance we offer the benefit of a Foundation Card Colour Swatch to allow you confidence when shopping for your card stock with...
£5.49 inc VAT
Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Milk
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Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Milk
A pack of 25 Milk sheets A4 card stock (220gsm) We look to provide the best colour match possible on the screen image, however colour displays can be different depending on your computer settings and If very close colour matching is of high importance we offer the benefit of a Foundation Card Colour Swatch to allow you confidence when shopping for your card stock with us.
£5.49 inc VAT
Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Sky Blue
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Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Sky Blue
A pack of 25 Sky Blue sheets A4 card stock (220gsm) We look to provide the best colour match possible on the screen image, however colour displays can be different depending on your computer settings and If very close colour matching is of high importance we offer the benefit of a Foundation Card Colour Swatch to allow you confidence when shopping for your card stock with us.
£5.49 inc VAT
Ranger Heat it Craft ToolRanger Heat it Craft Tool
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Ranger Heat it Craft Tool
This Heat Tool is lightweight and easy to use with a convenient single-hand operation.  Ideal for all your craft heating needs and the gentle air flow keeps your powders in place!  It is quiet, ergonomic, quick and safe! This tool is great for: curing embossing powders, shrinking plastic and tubing, quick drying of inks and paints, and for all your craft heating needs.  It is quick...
£25.99 inc VAT