Friday, 5 June 2015

Blue Friday...

Happy Friday,

I know there has been a lot of blue this week but I couldn't let Friday pass without showing another blue card.  This is another of the demo cards I did however this was for the Pick of the Day show on Ideal World and Create and craft as few weeks ago.  I thought I had posted this one but I guess not as I can't find it lol  If you have spotted it before please let me know!

I stared by die cutting the classic weaving die out of coconut white foundation card however this time I placed the die back on the card further along to extend the lines.  The great beauty of this die is that it doesn't have a cutting edge at the bottom so by slotting the die back into the cut lines further on you can make the strips as long as you need.

Next I cut 2 sets of the classic die in periwinkle blue card and simple wove the 2 colours together to make this longer panel of the weaving.  I hand cut an aperture in a square (18x18cm) of coconut white card then embossed it with the A4 fine finials embossing folder.  I simply rubbed enchanted gold gilding wax over the raised are and polished it off with a dry wet wipe.

It make the centre element I cut a piece of periwinkle using the santorini die I used the largest and the filigree section to cut this then cut a piece of the white using just the largest die to make a mat.  I cut the next outline down in the set in coconut white and stamped the sentiment, form my cherry blossom stamp set, in the centre

I made a cut on each side of the piece and threaded a length of bluebird satin ribbon through like a buckle and foam mounted this onto the front.

To finish the card I added PVA pearls using the summer blue cosmic shimmer and added a few mats of the blue and white to make a 21 x 21cm card finished size.

I also used this technique of extending the weaving for tomorrows project and the great news is it isn't in blue! lol

Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson 
Greek Island collection Santorini
Classic Weaving die
Periwinkle & coconut white foundation card
Cosmic Shimmer summer blue PVA
bluebird satin ribbon pack
Enchanted gold gilding wax



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card. I just said to Julia every one seems to be in Blue mode this week. Have fun take care Kitty.

  2. Good morning John really like the look of simplicity of this card though I'm not saying it is simple! Really nice design, love from Jackie xx

  3. A pretty design which looks effective in blue. Looking forward to your workshop later this month at CE.

  4. Hi John, todays card is fabulous, great design, the weaving is really great framed in the aperture. Have a great day. Bx

  5. Morning John, fantastic is all I can say about todays card, I love it, periwinkle blue is such a pretty colour, but what I like the most is how detailed and explicit your instructions are, easy to follow, oh I have got to try this one.

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

  6. Love the framed look!
    Really beautiful I have got to try

  7. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love the shade of blue you have used and the dies are fantastic. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  8. Hi John,
    Another stunning card, I haven't got the weaving dies yet, but hoping to get them soon. Until then I will have to improvise and do my own type of weaving the card.
    Have a great day
    Thanks for the inspiration
    Maggie in Solihull

  9. Great card-love the way you have included diecuts, embossing & weaving on it without making it look too "busy". You can't have too many cards in blue-that's just my opinion though!!


  10. great card John, how do you get your weaving so neat and tight ,mine would't knit together and just looked out of shape at the end [do you snip the end and work as loose strips or leave it as a joined piece when weaving ]Laura O

  11. Hi John, A fabulous card today love the soft blue.Take care Jane B.

  12. Lovely card John!
    Maggie Bxx

  13. Morning John, a fabulous card and the colour is great still not used my weaving dies yet still in holiday mode but must get started I have two cards to do one male and one female so will have to go through your posts as I remember you done a a fab.card for a guy but can't remember so will have to check.
    Thanks for all your inspiration.
    Nancyd xx

  14. Morning John, Everyone using blue and white today !! a lovely card, with the gorgeous weaving dies.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Good morning, John. I love this card. But to me this card screems for a Phill Martin "upside down bow" just over the sentiment. It would make a beautiful card amazing :)

  16. Hi John, another beautiful card, I love this Periwinkle card, such a beautiful shade of blue. The design is lovely, must look out for that embossing folder its lush!. Thanks for giving us the size of the cards, it's so helpful to know this detail.
    Regards Liz.

  17. Hi John,
    Love these weaving card dies, but I don't know if I would have the patience to do it.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakeield

  18. Eh up John
    A woven masterpiece! Don't mind what colour you use when the results are as gorgeous as this.
    Love it!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  19. Lovely design I have somehow managed to miss yesterday's post So will go and take a look at that now

  20. Hi John,
    Lovely card, the versatility of the weaving dies is amazing.
    Heather Treble

  21. I think I am going to have to invest in these weaving dies. A beautiful card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. Morning John,
    Fantastic card, love it.

  23. Morning John, Beautiful card, you can never have to much blue, love it!
    Thanks for sharing, love Junex (Cumbria)

  24. Hi John, a stunning card. Love the weaving and the colours.

  25. Hi John,

    Gorgeous card, don't mind Blue at all, there are so many different shades.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  26. Hi John. Love the card. You can show as many blue cards as you like as you know that is my favourite colour : ) Have a good day.Take care x

  27. Hi John, beautiful card today, superbly neat weaving and I really like the idea of creating a block of background weaving that is not slap-bang-in-the-middle to the card so you have a focal element that is "off centre". Fab!
    Blessings - Deb C xx

  28. Hi John,
    Another absolutely stunning cards, and you can't have enough blue!!
    Lorna D

  29. We never tire of seeing your creations John, no matter what colour they are! This card is so well designed with the offset rectangle, very effective. Pat x

  30. Hi John,
    I'd forgotten about the clever design of the weaving die, any time soon I'll get round to using it.
    Your card is lovely and I don't mind the blue at all!
    Best wishes, Rose

  31. The weaving is very effective, and great fun - and I like blue, so more of them don't worry me at all!

  32. Hi John, I love this card, very classy. The weaving dies are going on to my want list, but I am sitting on my hands as I am going to visit Venice so I need will have to wait till I come back. X Ros

  33. Hi John
    Lovely lovely card today. I'll be having a play with them when I get back I hope.although my favourite colour is purple, I'm getting used to Blue. Especially the Periwinkle.

  34. Hi John, love the style of today's card, like Anne, the weaving dies have to go on my list.

  35. Wow absolutely gorgeous card and I love the frame you have made
    with the embossed card.
    I absolutely love this card and you have used my favourite weaving dies

  36. Stunning card John - love it all xx GailT xx

  37. Running a bit late John and only just seen your blog. Love this card and once again the lovely periwinkle blue stands out.xx

  38. Hi John this card is stunning I do love your weaving cards they are beautiful. This card plus another beauty in sparkly cream were up for grabs on Wed. 22nd April 4.30 Show I watched you make both of the beautiful creations and then I could not believe it 2 cards being picked out of the cup Husband of a crafter and then my name was read out sadly I never have received my card :-(

    Hugs Annx

  39. Hi John, I'm a new follower to your blog/ I love what you do and this card is no exception! Love the weaving, piercing, it all!