Tuesday 26 April 2016

Magazine Freebie

Hi and welcome to my post to announce the new challenge over at ATSM.
This week our challenge is


As usual I find it difficult to focus on this theme so I used a few challenges to inform my card design.
Here is what I came up with for your inspiration.

The layout is from Paper Players, the colours I took from the JUGS photo along with the iced pink rose cookies and the TIC TAC TOE over at CAS on Sunday.
Last week I bought a mag, Simply Cards and Papercraft, that was giving away  Altenew's 'Build a Rose' stamp set and matching dies. I was so keen to have a play, I made a stack of these pink roses using Memento Angel Pink, Rose Bud and Rhubarb Stalk. It was quite easy after a few goes but the die cutting was a little trickier. 
The background circle of blue was cut from an experimental piece I made using a fun technique I came across here, then inked in Salty Ocean DI.
To focus on the gorgeous roses I decided to use embossed white panels from a selection of EFs in my stash.
OK, that's how I did it, now it's your turn.

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Get those crafty fingers working! For more great inspiration please check out the rest of the DT

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Down the middle Girly/ Stamp/ Dry Embossing


  1. Gorgeous card, Julie! I love the combo of pinks that you chose for the blooms, and your blue background is so pretty! Love your embossed panel, too...so elegant!

  2. Oooo, so very pretty, Julie. I love the layers, the texture and those beautiful flowers.

  3. Fab card Julie, love those roses

  4. Julie, this is gorgeous! I love all the embossing and those roses are stunning! You certainly made my sketch shine at The Paper Players this week! Thanks for joining us! XX

  5. Gorgeous florals and embossing! Beautiful card!

  6. This is really lovely Julie and aren't those stamps brilliant, even I could get a really good rose stamped out!! Your embossed panels add a really lovely touch and actually gives a shabby chic look to the card...super pretty xx

  7. Love your card and those beautiful flowers! It is so much fun to see how everyone interprets the inspiration photo! Thanks for joining the girls and I over at Just Us Girls!

  8. Jules beautiful card love the rose stamp. Love Alison xx

  9. Love the colors and how they pop on the white background. Love how you layered three different embossed panels--lovely effect! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  10. Jules
    very clever used the sketch
    and that double embossed paper in white is awesome
    the flower is pretty
    I am happy being on a team with talented lady like you Jules
    and happy too at Cardz 4 Guyz together as GDT
    see you around again Jules

  11. Julie this is a beautiful take on the sketch! Love those gorgeous blooms!
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  12. I love it!! Love, the roses, love the embossing, love the blue.....and adore how you've put it all together!!! Great idea to take some ideas from other challenges to help focus with an ATG DT project as well :)
    ATSM Teamie - Susan

  13. Luscious layers, striking colours and those flowers...oh my! Absolute loveliness happening here!

  14. It's a very lovely card and one of my favorites from the JUGS 340. Well done! :)

  15. What a beautiful card! How clever to use the different layered panels in white embossed. I often use different challenges to inspire me too and I just pinned your card for my future inspiration!

  16. Beautiful card! Great embossed layers!
    The Leaf Studio


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