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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

French Background

Hello my crafting friends, good to have you visit me to day I really do appreciate you popping by, its lovely to read what you think of my creations or even just to have you visit and browse.

I am sad to say my neighbour is back in hospital so my craft time will be very short or none existent for the time being with visits to the hospital etc. However, I have got posts scheduled for the next week or two so fingers crossed!

For today's post I am still in the Teal mode, I love this colour card but I really must purchase some more coloured card as well as white!

For this one I used my model paste through the stencil again and added Diamond Snow before it dried so as you can imaging this has quite a bit of sparkle on it! Do remember if you use any paste through your stencils to place them in warm water straight away so they don't get ruined as it dries quicker than you think!

For the background I embossed some White card then on the reverse I inked it up with my Versamark Glue pad and heat embossed it with Artic Bay Lustre, something else I am running out of lol!

I matted and layered these with more White and Teal card.
On the side I added some Pale Blue Seam Binding Ribbon making a flat bow, I inked up a wooden embellishment and covered it in Teal Glitter before placing it in the center of the ribbon.

There you have the finished card.

Items Used:

Creative Expressions Foundation Card Teal
Malmen Acrylic Modelling Paste
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson French Collection Background
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Embossing Folder Garden Lattice 
Creative Expressions Embossing powder Artic Bay Lustre
Creative Expressions Diamond Snow
Creative Expressions American Seam Binding Ribbon Pale Blue
Wooden Embellishment (own stash)
Teal Glitter (own stash)

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Good morning Jacqui,
    A stunning card, love the colours and brilliant design.
    You have just reminded me I have that background Die, must go look for it.
    Sorry to hear your neighbour is not good, sending some ((((hugs))) for both of you.

    Patricia x

  2. This is gorgeous Jacquie, I love the delicate design and beautiful colours.
    Sorry to hear about your neighbour.
    Sending hugs, Sue xx

  3. So sorry to hear about your neighbour Jacquie, I hope she makes a quick recovery. Your card is beautiful. I love teal it was the colour of the dress I wore when Dave and I got married. Love the sparkle behind that gorgeous die cut, I have some Arctic Pearl Lustre I wonder if its the same? Susan xx

  4. Morning Jacquie, hope your neighbour recovers soon. A lovely die that you have used for your card today. Teal is a great colour that can be used for male or female cards. Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. Have a good day. Janice xxx

  5. Hi Jacquie,
    Wow, what a beautiful design, I love the background, I have never used the dimensional paste before but it looks very effective, I think I saw Julia Watts using something similar on the Craft Clinic on Create and Craft yesterday, luckily I just flicked past and caught her as I really don't watch the channel very much these days, they only seem to sell a limited number of products constantly! I watch if Creative Expressions is on though, anyway enough waffle!
    Sorry to hear your neighbour is poorly, sounds like she is lucky to have you as a neighbour to care for her!
    Sending hugs your way Jacquie,
    Sandra xxxxx

  6. Gorgeous card, love the colour too, xxxx

  7. This is beautiful Jacquie, such lovely sparkle and pretty colours.
    I hope your neighbour soon recovers.

  8. This is such a gorgeous card Jacquie, I sure do love the glimmer! My best wishes to your neighbour for a speedy recovery! hugs :)

    1. Hi Jacquie! Just popped in to answer your question regarding my wood plank background. No patterned paper and no actual wood strips. It's just plain paper that I paint and stain and ink up and cut into strips to make it look like wood. It's a messy business, but I do love the look of it! big hugs :)

  9. Brilliant design. Beautiful colours. sending wishes to your neighbour....xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  10. Hi Jaquie your card is beautiful, love the stencil and the choice of colour. Great embossing. Hugs Jennifer xx

  11. Hi Jacquie
    So sorry to hear about your neighbour. Hope that she gets better soon.
    Love the sparkle and the teal. Must try the pastes but I don't usually do messy lol!
    Hope you don't wear yourself out.
    Ang x

  12. So sorry to hear about your neighbor Jacquie I hope things get better soon. Stunning color and love the sparkly goodness and design.

    Hugs Diane


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