Monday, 1 September 2014

Monday Stamping...

Happy Monday,

As I know I have mentioned before I started out in craft stamping however it seems to have been sidelined recently (for that read for an age!)  So I thought Id have a go at stamping and challenging myself with some stamping.

Of course I had to add a little bit (for that read a lot) of die cutting as well!  The image is stamped three times on a piece of super smooth card and coloured with a silver gel pen.  I then cut three oval apertures and foam mounted the stamped image behind.  The frames, and apertures, are cut using the Sue Wilson French Collection die in a pastel blue card.

 The top card is then foam mounted onto a pale blue mat which is, in turn, foam mounted onto a hand cut white card blank.

I finally added a strip of matching ribbon and a mixed bow of satin ribbon and 2 shades of tulle.  Of course there are a couple of Wendy's hatpins.

Sue Wilson French Collection borders and tags die
Creative expressions singles daisy stamp
Blue & White cardstock
Ribbon and Tulle form stash
Wendy's hatpins



  1. Hi John,
    This Card Is Truly Amazing, I Love To Stamp, In Fact Stamping Is my Main Craft.
    I Love The Apertures You've Created From Sue Wilson French Collection They Are Very Beautiful. I Love The Stamp You've Chosen The Daisy Stamp From Creative Expression, And Your Beautiful Ribbon Fabulous Bow And The Stick Pins From Your Friend, Your An Amazing Crafter John.
    Hugs from Sam x

  2. Lovely card-looks very classical, almost french in design. I bought 2 more stamps at Leigh to go with the hundrends I already have-the odd thing is I rarely do any stamping. One day maybe I will!!


  3. Hi John. Lovely card today. The daisy stamp is great and Sue's dies frame them beautifully. Take care.

  4. I tried to leave a message twice for the second of today's Cards but it won't accept but I just wished to say how much I liked the second one also I love The JustRite Background and the fabulous flower you've created from Su Wilson Lattice Bow Die,
    Thanks for sharing John
    Hugs from Sam x

  5. Eh up John
    Lovely and classy. Tres chic!
    Think Blogger is being silly and showing your card for tomorrow, which Sam has tried to comment on.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  6. Oh John I so adore this. A lovely mixture of both stamping and die cutting. I too love stamping but the dies seem to have taken over. If you could see how many boxes of stamps I've got-I really should put them to use.
    Can you believe it's September 1st?
    Love Val x

  7. Morning John,
    Wow! love your card, what a great way to show off the pretty flowers. Stunning.

  8. Stunning card and I especially like the apertures I'm not a stamper but find so much inspiration to supplement my Serif crafting from your (and other) blogs I don't have thes dies BUT I have an old D-Lite set that may fit the bill Watch this space

  9. Love the way you have combined your stamping and die cutting on this John, best wishes Jackie

  10. So pretty John I love this one. You must be getting ready for some more pins soon, xxx

  11. Hi John,
    Thanks To Mrs Duck, (Ang) I understand what went wrong with second Card but it confused me as it had today's date on, it doesn't take a lot those old grey cells Lol!
    Kind Regards Mrs Duck x
    Thanks John

  12. Hi John,
    Such a gorgeous card today.....I've just got into stamping and embossing and I love the effect so much. I bought some lovely stamps from Honey Doo and Chloe's whilst I was at the Leigh craft show yesterday...and your card today has given me a few ideas to use them. Thanks so much for all your inspiration.

    Love Sheila xx

  13. I love the idea John, but to me, the daisies look a bit cramped in those frames. Please don't take it as a criticism as I'd never do that, you are a far better (and more consistent ) crafter than I.

  14. Hi John,
    another super card today.
    Loving the super design, stamping and colour choice.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  15. Like this, a great idea to showcase the smaller items or stamps we all have.
    Janice W

  16. Beautiful John, these dies look fab like this.
    Would love to see more of your stamping.
    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  17. Oh this is so beautiful! Love the colour!

  18. Fab card & luv the stamping xx GailT xx

  19. Hi John,lovely card,love the colours,and how you used the Die's.
    Stamping,and I ,do not agree,I make a big mess, lol,but I could put some nice paper,where you have stamped.
    I hope you do not mind me asking this,on your blog.
    Has anyone heard from Margaret Grant,who lives in France???
    I have sent her a few e.mails,but no reply.

  20. Love the card, great colours and dies!

  21. a fab card ,love the great layout of this card and the colours are great too .Laura O