Thursday, 10 July 2014

Too Much?!?

Happy Thursday,



I really have just one question for this one, is it too much??  I just can't make my mind up have I gone too far please let me know what you think!

I started by making the centre section I layered silver mirror card with cream card then added a double sided adhesive sheet over the top.  I then ran this piece through the GC this cut the adhesive sheet but didn't cut all the way through the card which meant I could remove the protective sheet on the adhesive allowing me to cover each section of the piece individually.








I peeled the cover off in sequence and used a selection of glitters and mica powders to colour each section.  Finally I removed the outline cover and used platinum mica over the while piece.  The silver mirror card gives a gold reflective base which shows the colours off well.

The remainder of the card is made to showcase the top piece however I have a feeling this is juts a little busy!








Ingredients:
Sue Wilson Calabria die set
Tied together embossing folder
Silver, Gold & burgundy cardstock
Mixed glitter & Mica powders
Patterned Tulle ribbon.


I keep looking at it and still not sure...

Enjoy...



22 comments:

  1. Quite different and lovely, xxx

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  2. I love it John, the red card behind the focal point really sets it off as it breaks the silver up.Love the design and I am amazed you manage not to cut through all the layers. maybe that's the difference between the GC and the E Bosser as sometimes just embossing something I find the E Bosser still cuts through it so now have to add another sheet of card so I get one embossed! Brilliant design, just beautiful.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. It's not OTT at all John. I think the centre looks wonderful. It reminds me of those very expensive quilts. Really beautiful.
    Hope to be first in the queue at LIDL this morning to get the books of card.
    See you later.
    Love Valx

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  4. The topper is totally stunning, it might stand out more if it wasn't mirri card behind it. The whole effect really lovely though.

    Michele.

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  5. Morning John,
    Not sure about this one John, I think it's a bit OTT, but it may well be so much better in real like, you don't always get a true image on screen.
    Lydia
    X

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  6. Sorry that should be in real life.
    Lydia
    X

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  7. Hi John. I love the colours you have used in the die cut, looks gorgeous. Sorry but I think the background is too busy, the square of mirri card makes the beautiful focal element disappear. Take care.

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  8. I like the centre section John, but I have another solution. I feel that it's too big for the background, which deserves a smaller topper. I'd put that larger circle on another card if it was me.

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  9. Good morning John, I saw this technique in one of Sue's videos recently but haven't tried it out myself yet. However I think it makes a stunning centrepiece and I'm sure stands out more in real life. I'm not sure it needs the mirri card behind the topper? best wishes Jackie

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  10. Hi John, love the colours on the centre piece but feel it may be a bit OTT. Sorry John, really hate criticising other peoples work.

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  11. I think it's lovely, but I enjoy "over the top" sometimes, love sparkle and glitter too!

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  12. Morning John, not too sure about this card - love the centre piece - just not sure about the red piece behind- sorry - otherwise a lovely design. Janice xx

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  13. I like this, not OTT for me.

    Nancy

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  14. Hola John
    Hmmm, I like the individual components but think its a busy card with all of them together as everything is competing with my eyes for attention. Sorry buddy.
    Off to work now but enjoy your afternoon.
    Ang x

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  15. My screen is making the card look brown and not burgundy! The medallion looks spectacular but like some are saying it's being overpowered by the background Are the gems black or burgundy? I (personally) would prefer to see a simple background the same colour as the gems. I've never tried this technique I'd be worried that it would cut through the card too! A video tut with tips ... please

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  16. Hi John.

    I think with the deep rich background colour, it only enhances and highlights the main piece. Very eye catching!

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  17. Not for me John- sorry - I luv the background colour and the embossing but the centre piece is not 'my cup of tea' a bit like the stained glass effect and not keen so sorry xx but you put your creations put there for people to comment and thumbs up to you for that and we still get inspiration from what you have created and we just need to put our own twist on things xx GailT xx

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  18. Hi John,
    I like this. What a lovely technic, and you have featured it well.
    I am a bit of a busy card maker myself and do put lots into mine too, so you can see this is right up my street.
    Never been disappointed with any of your creations.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  19. I don't think it is too much, it made a very lovely card. I enjoy seeing all your cards.

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  20. Hi John
    This is a gorgeous rich card. Too busy? Not for me! I love it.
    Anne O

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  21. Hi John,this card is very busy,I love the card,and the topper,but not together ,they are so beautiful ,and I think this is one of the cards you need to see,and does not show up well enough in the photo.
    Ita.

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  22. Beautiful card, I love the effect but didn't quite understand how you achieved it - is it too much to ask for a video tutorial please, pretty please x
    Christine x

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