Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Another Chance!

Happy Tuesday,

I thought I would give, as promised, another chance to win one of my background stamps, I will also include one of the cards I made with the stamp as bonus!  All you need to do to be in with chance is to be a follower and leave a comment on any day this week.  I will include one entry for each day you comment from today until Friday!

Back to today and another of Sue's new release of festive dies that add to her latest collection.  Today I have used the new mini snowflake background which, again, is great for smaller or batch cards, believe it or not this is a small card form me just being 14x14cm.

I stared by die cutting the background in coconut white foundation card I then mounted it onto another piece of coconut white onto which I had added sheet of A4 double sided adhesive sheet.  I rubbed iced snow over all the exposed adhesive area to add a bit of bling.  To colour the piece I brushed on Phil Martins new Frosty Sky mica powder.  This coloured the iced snow and I shaded the piece by adding more mica powder at the edges.

 I wrapped a strip of blue white seam binding around the topper and added a bow made from twine (from my stash) and a felt flower made using the classic folder flower die from Sue Wilson for creative expressions.  To make the card I embossed a piece of coconut white foundation card using the snowflake mask form that special touch and added frosty sky gilding wax over the snowflakes so they 'pop'.  This is layered with cobalt foundation card and added to a layer embossed with the frosty swirls embossing folder.  Finally I added Let It Snow form the previous release which I cut from card with the adhesive and added the mica to make the sentiment shine (which it does in real life honest!)

A smaller car for me however you could make a larger one or, again as yesterday, make your batch cards simply using this die on its own to cut a beautiful aperture into pre-folded cards.

Ingredients:
Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
Mini snowflake background
Classic folder flower
Let It snow
That special touch snowflake mask (available form Julia Watts online shop)
Phill Martin Cosmic Frosty Sky range

Enjoy...

66 comments:

  1. John greetings from down under. Another top card - absolutely stunning - love all the different elements,card has a lovely calming effect to the eye.

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  2. What a pretty card. The background stamp looks really effective. My new stamps have arrived - itching to use them!
    Jan
    Northampton

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  3. Hi John.
    So pretty Thank you take care Kitty.

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  4. Morning John, a beautiful card stamp and dies and embossing folders are all great.
    Nancyd xx

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  5. Morning from Jersey, gorgeous card loving the stamps.

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  6. Hi John, another lovely card, great use of dies, stamps and mica powder. Have a great day. Bx

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  7. Oh, this is just so lovely! I love the iced snow and blue mica powder together with the die. Debra x

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  8. A great card like the iced snow coloured with the mica I have tried this and its looks lovely xx

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  9. Hello John
    Thanks for another chance to win.
    All Phill's colours could be used for this design as they are all so lovely, as is the card, brilliant!

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  10. Eh up John
    Had to get the smelling salts at the mention of felt and twine on the same card lol! The background die is lovely but didn't see the "let it snow" till you mentioned it. Should have gone to Specsavers lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  11. Gorgeous card-love all the different layers & details on it.

    Michele

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  12. Morning John, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful creations, they are stunning, I have got to try this one when I get my new dies.

    Enjoy Tuesday, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  13. Love the colours of this card John, beautiful .

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  14. Morning John, Lovely card and like how you have. used the mica powder with the iced snow, another useful tip for us girls. All the elements you have used go so well together, Linda.

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  15. Hi John
    Beautiful card , i am loving these Background stamps ,just right for me to quickly get a few cards made in one go , and laying flat for postage .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  16. Beautiful card John and I especially love the colour! Gorgeous!
    Maggie B xx

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  17. Morning John, A lovely card, loving your coloured background, very icy looking, ideal for Christmas. I must admit I hadn't seen the Let it Snow die-cut until I read your method, it doesn't show up very well on my laptop, most likely more so in 'real life'.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  18. Hi John, A lovely card and everything matches beautifully! Love small cars too John!! Lol! So kind of you to have another chance to win some of your stamps.
    Take care Jane B.

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  19. Beautiful card, love it......the let it snow ......seems to be to light....hardly see it!!!!

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  20. This is so delicate and beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win! xxx

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  21. Good morning John this is a gorgeous Christmas card I love the design. Thank you for another chance to win one of your stamps. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

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  22. Good morning John
    This card is stunning, just love it and also Phills new products he demonstrated on yesterday, I didn't win one of his cards, so thank you for a chance to win one of your works of art.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  23. This is lovely and ideal as you said for batch making I did struggle to pick put the Let it Snow So in my mind it works with or without the sentiment

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  24. Hi John,
    Lovely delicate looking card today, but maybe the sentiment ought to be a darker blue colour, otherwise beautiful card.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

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  25. A lovely card, John, but the Let it snow wording does disappear somewhat.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  26. Morning John,
    I agree with the others the sentiment is a bit overshadowed, Love the card, very classy.
    Lydia
    X

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  27. Good morning John very intricate background die but very effective. Must confess I didn't see the words until you mentioned them perhaps would show better on the "white" part of the card. Love from Jackie xx

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  28. Fabulous background die John and I love the simplicity of the design. I did have to look for the words but maybe they show up better in real life with the shine on them. Pat x

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  29. Lovely card John, the background die is so pretty.
    Rosemary x

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  30. Very pretty card and I am loving the smaller dies, SueL x

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  31. Hi John,
    A really beautiful card, I love the colours.
    Everything is crossed for the draw and thanks for all the inspiration,
    Heather Treble

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  32. Lovely John and great for those of us who makw smaller cards.

    Love Val x

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  33. Morning John, another lovely card, haven't tried Iced Snow and Mica powder together but will have to give it a try as it looks lovely..
    Wendx

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  34. A really stunning card John, love it!
    Julie x

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  35. Hi John
    Another stunner today. Must try adding Mica powder to iced snow. I know Julia adds it to embossing powder. But I've not seen it added to iced snow. Love this background die.

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  36. Gorgeous card John, love the design and as you say its a die suitable for smaller cards but you can make it into a larger card as you have done here. Beautiful.

    Love & hUgs

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

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  37. Good Morning John,
    I absolutely love your stamps and all the cards you make. Gorgeous works of art. Thank you for allowing me to try to win one of your stamps and one of your cards.
    Keep up the great work.
    Shirley

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  38. Hi John

    Gorgeous card. I do love snowflakes! That frosty range Phill has done is lovely and yes, the blue is my favourite too!

    Hugs, T x

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  39. Beautiful card, beautiful background. The two of you really compliment each other,

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  40. Hi John, gorgeous card today and love the smaller size. Have not tried to iced snow with the mica before but it is very effective. Thanks for the tip and a chance to win one of your gorgeous stamps and a card as well. Have a wonderful day.

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  41. Wow John ,this card is stunning, but I do love your stamps and Sue's Dies.
    The list of stamps and dies I need is ever growing, not sure I'll ever catch up with you or Sue lol. Plus I need to make more room for lol.
    Maggie

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  42. A stunning card today with exciting multi-media, shading, highlights, and overall composition.

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  43. Beautiful card John!! Love ALL the dies and embossing folders AND the sparkle!!! This background die is real beauty and would be a real asset to any collection! Thanks for the technique ideas!!!

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  44. wonderful card love all the die and background

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  45. A gorgeous card! I love all the texture the dies give it and all the sparkle and shine. Also you have a great gift of making pretty bows. I would sure like to find a place in the US we could buy some of the products you use. I have several of Susan's dies that I get here.

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  46. Oh WOW John this is absolutely stunning, I love the mica powder on the iced snow.
    It gives such a wonderful shading to the card, thank you so much for sharing that.
    I am so glad.
    I have bought this background die and will definitely be trying your
    I really love this card and your new stamps.

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  47. Hi John, late today I've been working :( what a surprise B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. : )
    Thankyou for all the inspiration!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

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    1. HI Lynda, I havent received your email with your choice if stamps and address on can you send it to Lockers@live.co.uk thanx john x

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  48. Beautiful cards. I pinned of course. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765609442852/

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  49. Hi John, love this card and your tip using mica powders over the iced snow is something I really need to try, again you give us useful tips and great ideas. Carol

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  50. Hi John,
    Stunning card and the stamp and dies are
    just all wonderful. Have a good day
    hugs Maria x

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  51. John....Just found your blog and love it! This card is absolute beautiful and I'm looking forward to following along with all your great creations.

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  52. So many techniques in one card - lovely result! Julie

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  53. Beautiful card and I love your idea of adding bling to cover the adhesive that hangs on when you use such a detailed die. I also have problems with this and now you have offered a solution. BRAVO!

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  54. John, what a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. Lovely card John, You always amaze me with your creativity.

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  56. Lovely card today John.
    I love it.
    Love Nancy xx

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  57. Such a beautiful card in its simplicity! I love it. Thank you for the directions! Looking forward to trying my hand & trying to create it

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  58. Beautiful card. Lovely die, thanks for sharing this great technique. AliJ

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  59. Gosh do not know where to begin with all these lovely new dies...this one is stunning and the card made with it exquisite, the inspiration you offer is superb...just love it all.....luv Ursula xx

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  60. Another beautiful card. I like the smaller dies as I make smaller cards. I've also taken a liking to Phil Martin's mica powders and the colours he has.

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  61. Hi John, great card the dies are all brilliant and love the colours. Thanks for sharing.Take Care Melody xxx

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  62. Hi John,
    another super creation again here.
    Fab designing as always.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  63. Gorgeous card! Love the layering and textures! Pretty coloring also!

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  64. Hi John,
    Lovely card, will have to get this smaller die, as I tend to make my cards small compared to you and Sue Wilson. lol

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