Friday, 29 May 2015

Blue Friday...

Happy Friday,

Well while it looks all white is but there is some of my favourite periwinkle foundation card.

I stated by stamping the Glazed tile design stamp to die for in perfect medium and embossed it in true white detail embossing powder.  I die cut the apart in the centre using the matching die from the Greek island Kefalonia die set.  Next I die cut the next die down in the set into coconut white card and foam mounted the stamped piece above it.

Next I cut a frame for the stamped image using the largest die in the kefalonia set I then cut this piece to a rectangle and foam mounted it over the stamped image.  I then cut the periwinkle piece to a thin border around the white rectangle and cut the next white layer to match.  I then added a layer of white at the back and again cut it to leave a border and I added a stamped pierced flag layered up in the blue with the larger pierced flag.

To decorate the card I cut some of the cornflowers in the white card and coloured the edges using broken china distress ink and a smoothie.  I added a group of stick on pearls in the centre of each and placed them on a spray of delicate fronds cut in the periwinkle.

Creative Expressions craft dies by Sue Wilson
Kefalonia die set
Delicate Fronds
Glazed tile stamp to die for
Periwinkle and coconut white foundation card
Cosmic Shimmer true white detail embossing powder


Post Script
Julia Watts and I will be teaming up again for a Craft Weekend at Craftasmic in Taunton on the the 26th & 27th September.  Click HERE to see the details of this Crafty weekend!


  1. Very pretty card, love the stamping. Have a great week-end all. Linda

  2. Morning John, just one word - amazing xxx
    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Wow what a stunning card. John its lovely and my favourite colour. Classic style too. Love it. Thank you. Dawn

  4. Wow what a stunning card. John its lovely and my favourite colour. Classic style too. Love it. Thank you. Dawn

  5. Hi John.
    A beautiful card. Thank you take care Kitty.

  6. Hello John, such a lovely card, wonderful layout, very stylish. Have a great day. Bx

  7. Love this - the colouring is so subtle. Glad you and Julia had a fun day yesterday. Hope to join you again soon.

  8. What a beautiful card. I love the flowers.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Gorgeous card, love all the details & the colours. The more I see the cornflower dies used the more I realise I need to buy them!!


  10. love the frame effect in the middle of this card ,and the cornflower flower dies so so so pretty ,Laura O

  11. Morning John, a fabulous card and leaving off the flowers would be great for the guys love it.
    Nancyd xx

  12. not been online for weeks after an accident, smashed my shoulder so no crafting for me for a while but I love this card so it will be one of the first that I try when i can use my hand again. Beautiful
    Maggie B xx

  13. Wow this is really pretty, love it

  14. Morning John, another great card, I will have to try this one when I get the chance About 1/3 way through the baby book now, thanks to Sue's dies adding trims etc. need some inspiration for the front, might put The baby name on it along with lots of bling, lace etc. as Mummy to be said she doesn't like bling & lace I said its for her daughter and if her Granny and Nanny have anything to do with it she will love lots of I frills & bling lol. If you've ever done an album John please send me a link for inspiration any help is welcome.

    Have a great day
    Maggie in a rainy Solihull

  15. Every card you do I love but in my favourite colour it's exceptional awaiting arrival of the pierced flags! Really sunny here in WGC

  16. Morning John, Wow !!!!! this is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Such a pretty and delicate card John. Have a good weekend love from Jackie xx

  18. Morning John,
    This is gorgeous, my favourite of the week. Love it.

  19. This is beautiful John , enjoy your weekend - Jean x

  20. Hi John,A lovely card again stunning design! Have a nice weekend ,take care Jane B.

  21. I have been looking at your blog for a few weeks now and i love your cards. This one is a stunner.

  22. Hi John,
    What a beauty!! The stamp looks stunning the way you have layered it.
    Lorna D

  23. Hi John,
    A stunning card, I love the periwinkle colour and it looks so pretty with the white. The flowers finish it so well.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Heather Treble

  24. Hi John,
    Absolutely stunning card today, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!
    Love Janet x
    from wakefield

  25. Good morning John, thank you for contributing yesterday to a great afternoon. I love my card, and will be coming back to HQ, for sure.
    I like today's card, very soft colour way and the flowers and fronds make a beautiful focal point. Hope you have a great weekend. X Ros

  26. I think this card is just stunning John. The dies work together perfectly and I love the flowers with the periwinkle spray. Perfection! Pat x

  27. Hi John
    Well what can I say. Another stunning card today. Everything works so well together. Love how you've coloured the edges of the flowers. Hope the smoothies are back in stock soon.

  28. Hi John,
    Another beautiful card to brigthen up the wet Friday (but I don't care, the garden needs it and I've got cards to craft - yippee).
    Love the colours in this one, too.
    Best wishes, Rose

  29. Inspiration a plenty with this card.

  30. Aww, this is pretty a pretty card!

  31. Hi John,

    Gorgeous card, love the design and the flowers. loved yesterdays card too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  32. Hi John this is a gorgeous card I love the design. Hugs Jackie

  33. This truly is a beautiful card - delicate in color and design.
    But I cannot help but see a tongue sticking out of the center "mouth" area!
    Sorry - Julie

  34. Hi John, wow I think today's card is stunning love everything about it. Take Care Melody x

  35. OH Wow I absolutely love this one, it is simply beautiful and I adore the colour

  36. Hi John. Todays card is beautiful, I love the design and also the gorgeous colour. The last two days cards are also lovely. Have a good weekend. Take care x

  37. Hi John, just playing catch up (gain)!! absolutely love this card, everything about it is lush xx GailT xx