Monday, 8 December 2014

It's more Teal...

Happy Monday,

I thought I should revisit the fab teal colour from last week however I wondered what it would look like if I teamed it with a darker shade of neutral (if that makes sense)  I got out the Neutrals foundation card pack and picked this Khaki colour to try this out and I love the way it changes the colour on the teal and make s a softer palette.

I started by taping down the New York collection background die to a piece of the Khaki and added the Gemini die Phoenix across the top then I cut and embossed the whole piece.  I then carefully removed the Phoenix die and added it to the other side of the background and repeated the process.

Once cut I matched up the sides of the phoenix on the die cut piece and hand cut down to give the sides (I know this sounds complex but its clear where to cut once you have the piece in form of you.  Next I suck the whole die cut to a sheet of Teal and using the edge die form the phoenix I cut, in turn, the 2 top and bottom edges to give a mat.

I made a layered piece in the 2 colours at 19cm and rounded the corners using an old punch form my stash.  Then I ran the whole layered piece through The CE A$ art deco embossing folder so that the pattern continued on the square and the teal mat.

I followed this with a larger 21 x 21 cm card blank in the same colours, again with rounded corners, and foam mounted each layer on.  I decorated the card with Teal Sky cosmic shimmer PVA and left it to dry whilst I stamped and die cut the 2 centre panels from the background for the centre of the card.

A bow and a couple of hatpins (made by Wendy and part of my stash I save for special occasions) and finished.  A complex card however simple in its steps!

Sue Wilson's Dies
New York Background
Gemini - Phoenix
Teal & Khaki foundation card
CE A4 embossing folder Art Deco
Cosmic Shimmer Teal Sky PVA
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Ancient Copper embossing powder
Seam binding & Hatpins


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  1. Hi John,
    A beautiful card thank you so much I will have a go at this one today. Take care Kitty

  2. Hi John, I love the teal colour, and teaming it with the Khaki certainly works well, all in all a stunning card. Have a good day. Bx

  3. Eh up John
    Absolutely stunning! The colours, design, everything!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  4. Fantastic card-looks great.


  5. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card the colour combination is beautiful. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  6. Hi John. A gorgeous card today. It's one of those days when I am getting a different colour showing on my screen. I have teal and a light cream colour, no khaki in sight! It still looks beautiful though so who cares : ) Take care.

  7. another stunning card again john

  8. Super use of my new favourite dies - the Gemini and New York collections

  9. Morning John, stunning card love the design, the colours look great but look like Cream & Teal rather than Khaki & Teal on my computer lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. I had to laugh at myself this morning. I was squinting at your sentiment in the first pic, and read 'You are pretty Annoying'! Odd, I thought, then I read what it really says. LOL

  11. Morning John,]
    It needs one word. AMAZING.

  12. Morning John, another totally beautiful card.

    Hugs Alice xx

  13. Hi John, I like this card and colour combo. Dies/embossing folder - beautiful.
    HAGD, Rose

  14. Hi John,
    What a beauty. Love the teal colour and the way you have used the dies.

    Love Sheila xx

  15. that it a great color combo John, it does soften the teal. I think you are a genius combining the two dies like that to get a completely different look.

  16. Hi John, I think I prefer the softer sandie coloured card, somehow makes it more gender friendly.
    X Ros

  17. Getting more cream than Khaki like a few other people but I think the card is pretty stunning either way, thanks John.
    Lynne x

  18. Such a beautiful card love the colours you have used and yet again you have shown just how versatile Sue's dies are. Love this one

    Margaret corgi owner

  19. Hi John.Beautiful coloured card.Like how you used the dies
    Maria x

  20. I knew these dies would look amazing. This colour mix is very relaxing, I like it
    Janice W

  21. Hi John, I am loving the teal effect, yet another masterpiece - thank you for sharing x x x

  22. Hi John, love this card, design, colour, it's all gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Brenda

  23. Fab card and the colours work together very well - would have always put teal with white but actually prefer this colour combo and luv the two embossed pieces together xx GailT xx

  24. Seems my comment didn't register yesterday. Love the way you haveuse the die. Got distracted by your post note on the craft clearance! Spent up again...