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Friday, 3 July 2015

Blue(ish) Friday...

Happy Friday,

I'm not sure if this counts as a Blue Friday, is Aqua in the blue family lol.  I wanted to show one of my favourite colour combinations for Christmas for those who don't like the traditional red, green and golds etc.  I know this is a slightly unusual colour scheme but I just think, to me at least, it works with the beautiful snowflake deboss die form Sue's new collection.

I stared by cutting the largest die in the set from the centre of a piece of coconut white card which I then embossed using the snowflake lattice embossing folder.  Next I cut and embossed dies 2 and 3 from the set which in aqua card which gives this stunning snowflake deboss.  I rubbed pewter gilding wax over the deboss area and polished it off using a dry wet wipe to make it shine.  Next I cut the smallest die in the set form a further piece of coconut white and , after cutting each piece to be slightly larger to give a border, from mounted teach piece together.
I added a few layers of the aqua, white and vintage silver to make the piece up to a 5x7 standard card size and then started to decorate it.

I added 3mm white stick on pearls to each of the snowflakes, then to the centres of the debossed snowflakes and finally added one of the pearl snowflake swirl stick on embellishments form Creative Expressions to the side.

The sentiment, from the new CE Christmas Sentiment set, was stamped and embossed in detail silver embossing powder onto coconut white foundation card.  I cut this out with the smallest die in the pierced flags set and mounted it onto a die cut flag using the medium die in the set.

Ingredients:
Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
Snowflake Deboss 
Pierced Flags
CE A4 snowflake lattice embossing folder
Coconut white, vintage Silver & aqua foundation card
3mm White stick on pearls
cosmic shimmer pewter gilding wax
white pearl star burst embellishment

Enjoy...

61 comments:

  1. Good morning John liking the embossing folder and the way you have added the pearls on it. Love from Jackie xx

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  2. Morning John, another stunning card today, I have got to try this one when my eye clears up. (had cataract op on Monday).

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  3. Certainly brought joy to me ! Beautiful !

    Hugs,
    Rose
    xx

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  4. Morning John, a fantastic Christmas card and the colours are fab. I would try it in pink and lilac as well as I love these colours for Christmas.
    Nancyd xx

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  5. Morning John.
    Just beautiful Thank you, take care Kitty.

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  6. Hi John,
    beautiful, beautiful creation today.
    I love your very fab design of this, and the colours are so wonderful.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  7. Hello John, today's card is perfect for Christmas, love the aqua and white combo. Have a great day. Bx

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  8. Very pretty and I love the colours.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  9. Lovely John and the colour is just perfect. I love Christmas but green and red are just so "common".

    Thanks

    Jan from NSW (Aus)

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  10. That is stunning! Love it. Tx

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  11. Gorgeous card-love the colour combination & I think it looks perfect for Christmas.

    Michele

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  12. Hi John,
    I Truly Love The Colour Theme You Have Chosen, Today's Card Is Just So Extremely Beautiful, I Love The Awesome Embossing Folder Where Once You Have Used Sue's Dies To Cut Out The Centre You've Placed 3mm Pearls On The Snowflakes Then Added One Of The Beautiful Sticky Large Snowflake To One Side Of Your Card I Have A Couple Of These Left From Last Year, I Love The Sentiment Used On Sue's Pierced Flag, I Love Using Those Dies As I Could Never Get The Fork End Correct And Then I Would Just Give Up.
    John Thank You For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam x

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  13. I adore the colour scheme..!! Well done . Thanks Gloria (Sidcup) xx

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  14. How lovely is your card ? well done John,
    Elaine H X

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  15. Stunning work of art today John, love it

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  16. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love the colours you have used they create a really fresh wintery look. The dies and embossing folder are stunning. My wish list is so long. Have a wonderful day today. Hugs Jackie

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  17. Gorgeous card, gorgeous colours - simply fab!
    Maggie B xx

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  18. Gorgeous John, love that embossing folder, so pretty, xxx

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  19. Eh up John
    Absolutely superb! Its a great colour combo as it has a wintery coolness.
    The snowflake pearl embellishment is soooo pretty too.
    Try and have 5 minute rest today!
    Ang x

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  20. Hi John, Wow a beautiful creation today .great design too and I love the colour.Take care Jane B.

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  21. Good morning John, love traditional colours!!! Wow this is gorgeous!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

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  22. Hi John,
    I adore blue and white for Christmas, and now Aqua!!
    A stunning card, and that embossing folder is a must it is so dainty and pretty.
    Lorna D

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  23. Hi John, a lovely design and with non Christmas dies can be used any time of the year. X Ros

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  24. Morning John,
    Lovely card, I normally go for more traditional colours but this looks lovely.
    Lydia
    X

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  25. Good to see you and Ang again yesterday. What a great morning.

    I love this card and the colours really work for me as well.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  26. Morning John, A gorgeous card, lovely colours too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  27. Good morning John, this is the first time I have visited your blog, and it certainly won't be the last! Lovely card .... that embossing folder is a must have.
    Rosemary x

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  28. I think it's perfect for us non traditional colourists I like the icey/frosty feel about it I have my eye on a few if the new SW release I need to get a second job to feed my CE habit!

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  29. Hi John,
    Your cards just get better and better, absolutely stunning and I think the colours are fantastic, really cool and wintery looking.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  30. A really stunning card John, a lot of work gone into it, but hey, what a result....luv Ursula xx

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  31. A really stunning card John, a lot of work gone into it, but hey, what a result....luv Ursula xx

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  32. Hi John. What lovely Colors and fabulous use of dies for a stunning look. Great use of that snowflake debossing die matched up with that beautiful Snowflake EF background. Gorgeous work as always!

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  33. Hi John
    An absolutely stunning card today. Love the all the snowflake elements you've used. The colours make the card look very winters as well. I'm waiting for my dies to arrive to have a play. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow at Newbury.

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  34. Hi John, gorgeous card today an I think it's a great colour combo for Xmas. Take Care Melody xxx

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  35. Hi John gorgeous card and really like the colours you have used .
    must try this thankyou Jeanie .e

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  36. Hi John

    What a gorgeous card for Christmas I love the colour you have chosen.

    Hugs Annx

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  37. The card is so pretty. I like it very much. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Beautiful John, love the snowflake center lol!

    Love & hugs

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

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  39. Hi John,
    beautiful card, love the colours.
    Best wishes, Rose

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  40. Hi John another lovely card, I like your colour combination, so different to the usual reds greens and gold
    Wendyxx

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  41. Magical again- John.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Hello John,
    This is truly beautiiful.
    Maureen xx

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  43. OH WOW this is absolutely stunning I absolutely love it.
    Love the aqua card as I think cards with snowflakes looks so much better done in this colour.

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  44. This is a beautiful card! Even though there is lots of texture, it is not overwhelming. It actually gives the card a more simple appearance, which is lovely!

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  45. Hello John,

    I love, love your card today. Everything about it is fantastic. The color scheme is nice as well. Can't wait to see what other Christmas goodies you have in store for us.

    Beverly

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  46. Love this one John, so pretty.

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  47. I'm all excited now, after the few tasters of your Christmas cards I cannot wait to see what other fabulous creations you have designed. This card is so beautiful, love it. Take dare, Linda.

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  48. wow wow wow ,my first thoughts on seeing this card are I love the embossing folder ,stunning card ,Laura O

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  49. One great card after another. This one is gorgeous!

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  50. Dog-gone-it John, I thought I had already decided which card I was going to make for this Christmas. Now, I am re-thinking my decision. This card is especially stunning. I LOVE IT!!!

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  51. Absolutely beautiful card/

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  52. Absolutely beautiful card/

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  53. Stunning card Jihn and perfect colour combo to me for Christmas xx GailT xx

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  55. Beautiful card, I love the colours and different elements used. Well done John

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  56. Hi John
    Gorgeous card,my ideal colour. Love everything about it. Enjoyed your watercolour shows.
    Love Angela x

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  57. Hi John
    Beautiful creation, love the pearl detail

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  58. Stunning card, love the details and your colour choice.

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