Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Just A Quick Post

I so wanted to share this card and envelope with you tonight but my laptop had a different idea and wouldn't let me transfer my photos from the memory card.......
Finally managed it but it's so late now ,I'm almost too tired to type. The image is another of Gayle's Digi Stamps.

A really easy card,just a bit of matting and layering,took a while to decide as I was going to use some patterned papers but to be honest,the image is just so stunning,nothing else was needed,in fact I'm sure that the image would look just as stunning nude without the addition of the copics.

I coloured the dew drops with copics to match the colour of the image. and run an ink pad around the edge to distress the card.

If you've never tried adding texture to your coloured design,give it a go. I put a few drips of blender onto a piece of lace and touched it onto the bricks,it gives them a great mottled effect.

Then I thought I'd get a bit clever and make a matching envelope. I printed the image directly onto some pearly white paper,took a few attempts to get the positioning right but then after a few mishaps was able to cut out the envelope on the Cricut. To be honest though,if you've one of those enveloper jobbies,I'm sure it would be a bit easier. Anyway,I've saved it on the computer now so from now on it will be much easier I hope.

I added only a touch of colour to the image,the computer ink takes on a silvery look printed onto the pearly paper.

I added a matching liner to the envelope.

I'm using the card for the following challenges:-
Crafty Pad,Challenge 94,Christmas,
Mami Doodles 12,Christmas/thanksgiving,
Stamp Something challenge,October,Digi Day,
Bah Humbug 41,Elegance.
Copic Creations,Colourless blender trick.
Digi Doodles 30,Keep it simple.
I'm using the envelope for the following challenge:-
Crafty Cardmakers,Digital plus
That's me for tonight,don't forget to call by tomorrow to find out about the new challenge this week at Scrapbook Sisters,
Thanks for calling by,


Ger said...

Wow that's gorgeous! Love the texture, great tip. You're having fun with that Cricut!

Ger x.

Squirrel x said...

Wow sweetie, I am so glad to persevered with the laptop! This is soooooooo gorgeous! You're right, no pattened paper needed. A very classy card indeed, and the matching envelope is brilliant. Love it. Hugs, Sxx

Irene said...

Hello Julie

Wow and double wow, your card is just gorgeous I love it. The mailbox image is fabulous and love your idea of using lace to add texture. The simple mattering and layering is so right for the image. And, wow a matching envelope - just perfect.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah!Humbug!

Jóna said...

Lovely card !

Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Karen said...

What a fab card, I like your finishing touches too and the image is great. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Sara said...

How Stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with DDSB!

Di said...

Lovely card, you're right ,it looks just as good on the envelopewith not much colouring and dp would have taken the beauty away from the image. Di.xx

Max said...

Oh yes ... a beautifully elegant and classy card and the matching envelope is a bonus. Stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Debbie said...

Oooh super sweet card and love your colouring of the fabby image. ;)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

gayle said...

Love what you have done with this Julie. The mottled effect with the lace is brilliant. The matching envelope finishes it off and beautifully subtle colouring on the envelope image. Great! x

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Julie, I love the clean and simple look,wonderful image so beautifully coloured and I love your blender trick!!
So glad you could join us at Copic Creations.
hugs Heather xx

Ann said...

Fabulous set - just beautiful.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! We've seen an abundance of gorgeous projects this week and have really appreciated everyone of them.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! :)

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful creation! I love what you did with the envelope! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Jeannie said...


mycardz said...

WOW! Your card is simply STUNNING! Love the idea of using a piece of lace for the added texture! Very very nice card, and the envelope is a lovely added touch! Awesome job on this challenge! So glad you could join us at Copic Creations!! hugz, Mary

faitha said...

Absolutely beautiful