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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Welcome to Portugal...


Happy Wednesday,

This months theme on the Creative Expressions design team blog, click HERE to see what we have all come up with so far, is Phil Martins Decadent collection and matching stamps.  I have subverted it slightly as I forgot to add any of the stamps, instead I used one of the new Stamps to Die for that I designed for Sue Wilson the Shaded Peony that matches the peony die.

I chose a dark colour scheme of Rich Plum which matched the decedent Grape that Phill designed perfectly!

I started by die cutting the outline die in the Sue Wilson Portugal background die set in coconut white card I then cut just the outline form the same set in rich plum and set the background on top.  I contimuned this principle through each layer cutting a smaller die in each subsequent piece and adding a layer of the plum.

The centre panel is made with the smallest die in the set in the plum however I cut a second base in white and stuck it behind the plum in the opposite direction so that the pattern crosses.

Finally I added PVA pearl dots in white and decadent gape to the piece and added the flowers.

The flowers were made by stamping the matching shaded peony stamp onto velum using perfect medium and heat embossed them with decadent grape embossing powder and heat set it.  I stamped all 5 of the flowers in the set and layered them up gently folding each petal to get dimension.I finished the flowers by adding a large pearl PVA glue dot.









Ingredients:
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Portugese collection Background
Perfect Peony closed petals
Maindenhair Fern
Phill Martin Decadent Grape Cosmic Range
Embossing powder
Gilding wax
PVA pearls
Rich Plum & Coconut white foundation card
Vellum
shaded Peony

Enjoy...




51 comments:

  1. Hi John.
    Thank you lovely card. Thank you for all the tips you gave on your shows yesterday, especially the sand scene. Take care Kitty.

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  2. Absolutely fabulous card, lone the colours and the peonies are stunning. Have a happy day everyone, Linda.

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  3. A lovely card here, John. Thanks for all the tips yesterday on C and C. Pleased to hear my email read out, but no win! Oh well...
    Jan
    Northampton

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  4. Morning John, absolutely gorgeous these flowers are a must have and I love the colour very elegant. You're shows yesterday were fantastic lots of top tips.
    Nancyd xx

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  5. Morning John, what a beautiful warm colour plum you have used on todays card and the stamped vellum flowers are a big wow, love them. Have taped yesterdays show and will watch it later.

    Have a good day everyone, it is raining very hard here in Kent, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

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  6. Wow what a stunner.
    Enjoyed the show, which I recorded, but missed out on the transfer tape!

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  7. Eh up John
    The peonies actually look like petunias, which shows how versatile the flower dies can be.
    The backdrop to the flowers is stunning in that rich plum.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  8. WOW love this card John and the colour, its amazing, thank you, Linda.

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  9. Morning John,

    WOW! Stunning card, love it. I love the colour, of course! The design is absolutely gorgeous and those flowers...mmm I can see those going in my shopping basket somewhere soon lol!

    Have a great day, I purchased the Daisy & Daffodil set from your shows yesterday, could not resist!

    Love & Hugs

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

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  10. Hi John, this card definitely has the wow factor, superb colours and layout. Love the flowers. Shows yesterday were great, have them recorded to watch again, as you had so many great tips. Have a good day. Bx

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  11. Wow-this card is just stunning! So rich & opulent.

    Michele

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  12. A very striking card love the flowers xx

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  13. Has to be my favourite card ever - and not just because I live in Portugal !
    Hugs,
    Rose
    xx

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  14. Think this is wonderful. Well done.

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  15. Oh wow John this is a stunning card. I just adore the colour it is so dramatic. Your shows were brilliant yesterday. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

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  16. Lovely card and great shows yesterday John, lots of tips and beautiful stamps!
    Hard to pick a favourite , they are all lovely,
    XxRuth

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  17. Hi John
    This a beautiful card, your creations are amazing.
    Ginnie x

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  18. Hi John, wow what a beauty sooooooo gorgeous!! We're able to watch both shows via internet very interesting and specificity the very last one with the paint trapped in between.Great shows.Take care Jane B.

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  19. Good morning John such pretty flowers they really are stunning love from Jackie xx

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  20. Very dramatic Those vellum pronies are beautiful I must try that Still got to catch up on your shows I don't know what happened to yesterday...?

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  21. Hi John. Lovely card in a gorgeous rich colour. The vellum flowers are beautiful. Take care.

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  22. Morning John, A very decadent colour today and a beautiful card, the flowers are gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  23. What a lovely card. Love the flowers

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  24. Hi John, fab card, love the flowers. Hope you are not going to post it as it will cost a fortune with all that layered card lol. X Ros

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  25. Wonderful card, lovely flowers. Couldn't watch yesterday, so will need to see the shows on catchup.
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  26. Hi John
    What a stunning card today. I just love all the layers. I've ordered this background die, so hope it arrives today. Mind you it would cost a bomb to post.

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  27. Hi John
    Wow, I love this card. What a gorgeous shade the grape is and your flowers are beautiful.

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  28. Morning John,
    Beautiful card, love the flowers, great show yesterday.
    Lydia
    X

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  29. Love Portugal John but love your cards and demos even more. I love all your new stamps the sentiments are so touching. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

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  30. Hi John,
    Simply stunning, I love everything about the card!!
    Your colour combinations are always divine.
    Lorna D

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  31. Hi John
    Thank you for your lovely shows yesterday - and also this beautiful card it is stunning - love the flowers

    Hugs
    Carol x

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  32. An absolutely stunning card, John.
    Love the colour, the gorgeous flowers and the 'webby' look of the centrepiece.
    Brilliant :)

    x

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  33. Morning John what a beautiful card and the colour you have used is gorgeous and i'm not a dark colour fan but this I like.
    I have these dies so I think I will have a try at doing it.
    your design is wonderful.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

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  34. Hi John, this card is stunning. The colours are lush and I absolutely love the crossover effect in the centre and peonies. The maidenhair fern is just gorgeous too.
    I'd be scared of ruining my card with the pva though, I'd keep thinking a massive blob would drop out of the bottle, think I need to practice.
    Have a great (albeit wet & windy) day, blessings all - Deb C xx

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  35. Hello John,
    Love this card.
    Maureen xx

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  36. Hi John, a beautiful card. Love how you've made the flowers from vellum.

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  37. Hiya John
    love love love this. Utterly beautiful. Welcome to Portugal would be very welcome in Blackpool Lol
    Love
    Jo x

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  38. Hiya John
    love love love this. Utterly beautiful. Welcome to Portugal would be very welcome in Blackpool Lol
    Love
    Jo x

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  39. Hiya John
    love love love this. Utterly beautiful. Welcome to Portugal would be very welcome in Blackpool Lol
    Love
    Jo x

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  40. Hi john.
    Stunning card but it looks complicated lol xx

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  41. Hi John,
    Wish we were in Portugal now and not here in this dreadful weather :-)
    Your card is stunning, love it !
    Take care, Maria x

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  42. Hi John,

    Absolutely stunning. More wall art than card! I adore darker shades of purple. The dies will have to wait a while sadly but wow, what a shade that decadent plum is. Have the paste and hoping to add the rest in a few weeks.

    Great tips on your shows, thank you. Caught up with the bits I missed last night x

    Hugs,

    T x

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  43. Really enjoyed your shows yesterday John, this card today is beautiful I love the colours - going to have a crafty day as the weather is just awful here in Wigan - Love Jean x

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  44. An very stunning card again and today and those flowers are just gorgeous.
    Enjoyed the shows yesterday too.

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  45. Hi John, love the card the dark colours look fab, an love the way the flowers come out doing them with vellum. Also loved yesterday's shows. Take Care Melody x

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  46. Hi John, WOW this card would certainly steal the show.
    It's absolutely stunning. Love it, Brenda

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  47. love the flowers ,they are stunning.Laura O

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  48. Hi John,
    oh what a very stunning and superb creation.
    Love the wonderful colour, and those superb flowers.
    I missed your early show yesterday, and had to record the later one to watch last night.
    I really did enjoy the show.
    Thank you for all your wonderful tips on the inking, and colouriing.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  49. A beautiful card and love how rich it looks in the plum xx fab xx GailT xx

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  50. Hi John, stunningly beautiful card, such rich colour love it.
    Regards Liz.

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