The Best Things in Life by Julia Watts

Julia Watts is a demonstrator for Creative Expressions and UK Spellbinders Ambassador.  She 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 beautiful card using a range of dies from Sue Wilson and from Spellbinders, along with a lovely sentiment stamp from John Lockwood's collection.  You'll have multiple uses for these dies and the range of sentiments and pretty roses in the stamp set make it incredibly versatile.

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!

 

Start off with the background - emboss a piece of Coconut White Foundation Card with your favourite embossing folder.  Next, cut a frame out of Mauve Foundation Card and Coconut White Foundation Card using Sue Wilson's Ornate Pierced Squares Die Set from her Noble Collection, laying the ornate frame cut from Coconut White Card over the  plain frame cut from Mauve Card.

 

 

Stamp the sentiment from John Lockwood's Scribble Rose Clear Stamp Set using a Jet Black Archival Ink Pad,  and cut it out using another die from Sue's Ornate Pierced Squares Die Set.

Then, cut all the the dies from the Spellbinders Blooming Collection Die Set out of Mauve Foundation Card.

 

 

Make a flower using the Spellbinders Flower Play Die Set (from the UK Exlclusive Spellbinders) following Sue's tutorial here and here. Add some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue and some Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels. Then cut the border from Sue's Greek Island Collection - Corner, Border & Tag Die Set and snip it down a little adding it to the frame as shown.

Assemble the card as in the sample step by step pictures and finish off by adding Creative Expressions White 8mm Pearls to the corners of the card.

 

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

 

Self Adhesive Pearls - White 8 mm
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Self Adhesive Pearls - White 8 mm
This pack of 25 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 Glue - 30ml
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Cosmic Shimmer Glue - 30ml
It is perfect for cardmaking, scrapbooking and many other types of crafts. Great for paper and for using with glitter. It also dries strong so ideal for box making.
£2.79 inc VAT
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Iced Snow 25mlCosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Iced Snow 25ml
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Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Iced Snow 25ml
Glitter Jewels are glitter fragments. The Iced Snow can be applied to projects using Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter glue. They can also be mixed with Ultra Thick Embossing Powders or artists mediums.
£3.79 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 - Mauve
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Foundation Card A4 Card Pack - Mauve
A pack of 25 Mauve 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