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Monday, 9 March 2015

Monday Giveaway...

Happy Monday,

I chose today's card as the giveaway because to really appreciate the panel at the back you have to see it in real life and watch as the light catches the Mica I have used!

I started this one by stamping the main element from my Dogflower stamp set in perfect medium and embossed it with cosmic shimmer detail silver embossing powder.  I then stamped another copy and cut out the flower flourish form the main element.  I coloured this cut out image using the Acrylic drawing inks and foam mounted this over the silver stamped panel.

To make the background I added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of foundation card and die cut the middle die form Sue's Noble pierced ornate squares die.  I then removed the other side of the protective sheet and dusted mica, using the garden floral set again, over the sticky side.  Finally I stuck this down to a piece of deep blue card and hand cut a border repeating this with a piece of white.

To make the border strip I took apiece of the white foundation card I stuck the DS adhesive sheet to and cut a strip.  I then removed the film and added 2 of the border strips, cut in dark blue card, cut from the Californian collection borders, corners and tags set facing each other.  I then added more of the mica in the spaces between the borders.

To make up the card I embossed a 18x18cm square card with the CE Heart lattice embossing folder and added layers of the blue and white.  I added it to a card blank 21x21cm made from more layers of the sky blue, deep blue and coconut white foundation card.

To win this card simply leave a comment or email a comment to me and I will randomly draw a winner who will be sent it!

Ingredients:
CE Clear stamps Dogflower frame elements set
CE  Craft die by Sue Wilson Californian Border, corner & tags set
CE Craft Dies by Sue Wilson Noble ornate pierced square set
Cosmic Shimmer Garden Floral mica set
Cosmic Shimmer Detail silver embossing powder
Various Acrylic Drawing inks


Enjoy...


50 comments:

  1. Morning John and all crafters, another super duper card today, I love the embossing folder which I use an awful lot, and the stamping is brilliant as always.

    Have a great Monday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  2. Hi John.
    Thank you, this is a lovely card. Take care Kitty, ps this is my favorite folder too.

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  3. Hello John, lovely card this morning, the stamped focal image is very pretty, and love the blue border. It seems quite a few of us love this folder :-). Have a great day. Bx

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  4. beautiful card, & love the embossing folder you used

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  5. A lovely card I would love to give it a home xxx

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  6. Morning John,

    Gorgeous card, love the layout, beautiful.

    Love & hugs

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

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  7. Stunning card John. I love this embossing folder, it will be the next one I buy.

    Carolyn B

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  8. Good morning John this card is simply gorgeous I love everything about it. Hugs Jackie

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  9. Great card, the simple background shows off your lovely stamping perfectly. Even better the background is blue-my favourite colour.

    Michele

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  10. Morning John, a super card , love the stamping and the whole layout!
    XxxRuth

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  11. Hi John, a lovely card and the colour is one of my favourite. Have a nice week and take care Jane B.

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  12. Eh up John
    Lovely layout and very pretty card.
    I can imagine the mica twinkling in real life.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  13. Morning John,
    Love the layout of the card, and the stamping/embossing etc. Would use a different colour to the blue but that's my persona choice..
    HAGD, Rose

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  14. The stamped flowers look gorgeous, John, lovely card, xxx

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  15. Love how you've layered and coloured the stamp

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  16. Morning John,
    Lovely card to start the week. Really love your Dogwood flower stamps.
    Lydia
    X

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  17. Hi John,
    It's another beauty!!
    Lorna D

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  18. Morning John
    Again a stunning card, love this Dogwood stamp as I do all your stamps and will start to collect them all as I think they can be used for all occasions and will be useful to have in my stash
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  19. Hi John, this is one of the stamps I don't have yet, mainly cos I can't colour in, I haven't tried stamping any of your stamps in distress inks yet cos that's as much as I do unless it's been embossed then I use the little ink bottles that Julia uses quite a lot. X Ros

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  20. Hi John
    Truly Stunning I Love All Your New Stamps, What A Great Combination Your Great Skill And The Fantastic Support From Sue And Creative Expression.
    Hugs from Sam x

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  21. Beautiful card John it looks very interesting. Well done Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

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  22. Hi John, a stunning card. Love your stamps.

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  23. Morning John, A very pretty card, I'm loving the dimension of the stamped image.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  24. A gorgeous card, love the embossing, panel and great image

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  25. It's such a pretty card. I am sure it looks stunning in real life.

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  26. Hello John and all

    Lovely card. I really like the way you have used the border dies to make a wide border. The colour is lovely and I can imagine how much it shines. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  27. A really lovely card and a great way to use borders.
    Doreen

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  28. Hi John, what a gorgeous card love the layout and the clever way you have made the border wider. Thank you for sharing love Brenda

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  29. The mica really sets this card above the bar John.

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  30. a good early morning from the U.S. John, your card is gorgeous! I am
    amazed at how you put all the pieces together on a card! What a talent
    you are.........thanks for sharing it with all of us!

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  31. Hi John
    What a striking card, I love how you mix it up when you do your cards, with different textures and mediums, a truly fabulous card x x x

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  32. Hi John, beautiful card, I love the colours you have used and the stamped image is beautiful, all in all a fabulous card, thanks for sharing it with us.
    Regards Liz.

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  33. Hi John, such a beautiful card. Would love to see it in person. I haven't tried the mica yet but it looks wonderful. Love the way you layered your stamped image and have the flowers and leaves overhanging the frame. Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  34. WOW, this one is just gorgeous.
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  35. Hi John
    This card is absolutely stunning. I love how you've used the mica powder with sticky paper. The stamped flowers done in the same technique look wonderful as well. I must get this set and yours as well when I'm feeling better. I loved your stamps but haven't felt well enough to look at the shows I've recorded on C and C of them yet. I gave the other squares of Sue's but not these.

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  36. John, Just lovely. The elements are truly beautiful together. Someday I hope I'll get to see how you do all that you do.

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  37. Beautiful card, John.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  38. What a lovely card love the way you have used the mica and the stamp is gorgeous.

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  39. Hi John, Beautiful card. Love the EF ,the striplet
    and that stamp of yours is lovely, they all are
    Have a good evening
    Maria x

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  40. Hi John a lovely card, the dogwood stamp seems to be well suited to cutting out and decoupage, love from Jackie xx

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  41. great stamps and cards ,you never fail to produce ,Laura O

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  42. Fab card and particularly love how you have used the border xx GailT xx

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  43. Hello John, That is one stylish card! Both simple and ornate at the same time. Lovely sense of balance.

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  44. Very lovely card. The stamp is gorgeous!

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  45. Stunning card - you are turning me into a stamping fan !

    Hugs.
    Rose
    xx

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  46. Stunning card - you are turning me into a stamping fan !

    Hugs.
    Rose
    xx

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  47. Hi John. Beautiful card, I love it. I wish I could colour like you ! ) Take care. Mrs B

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