Tuesday, 15 September 2015

in and out?...

Happy Tuesday,

Another new stamp to die for reveal today and a new concept which is in and out stamps.  These 2 stamps were designed to match the new Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions Heraldic square die.  The difference is that there is an innie stamp and an outie stamp, both of which I have used for this card.  I have to say that Mr ND said that this is the nicest card he has seen form me this year! maybe its because I've used peach for the first time! lol

This is in a similar style as yesterdays card however this time I thought id go for a rectangular card.

Sorry for the large picture but I wanted you to see the detail on this one lol!

I stared by stamping the Lotus inner stamp in jet black archival onto coconut white I coloured the image using distress markers by shading the edges then pulling the colour out using a water brush.  Next I stamped the outer lotus stamp onto coconut white, coloured it then cut the aperture using the square form the heraldic square die.  I lined up one of the double pierced square noble dies around this to centre it and cut it out.  The next step was to foam mount this square over the inner stamped image as you can see the designs mirror each other perfectly and give a real depth and dimension to your creations.

I matted this onto a larger square of peach card and, as yesterday, added 2 charming lace Trim (i think these are going to appear on loads of my cards in the near future) on the top and bottom.

I cut the new Diagonal folded flower from white felt and made up the flower by glueing the 2 edges together and rolling the flower up.  AS you can see this gives a really different flower with petals that shot off at a diagonal.  I can't wait to try this coloured with some cool cloud I think there are some great effects to be created in this one!  I then added 2 of the laurel sprays behind and a triple bow made of black twine from my stash.

To make the backing I used the noble double pierced rectangular die.  I then embossed this with the bed of roses embossing folder and matted this onto a thin layer of peach and then black.  I have added thin black mats to this card as the stamping is a definitive black and when using black stamping it is always best to balance it using black elsewhere on the card.

I cut a larger mat of white using the double pierced rectangles which leaves a lovely faux pierced edge around the card.  whilst this is not as deep or a definitive as hand piercing it works really well for giving the effect, and you know me anything for a quick effect! lol  Finally I added 5mm stick on pearls in the corners and the points of the charming lace trim.

Creative Expressions craft dies by Sue Wilson
Heraldic square
diaganol foldover flower
charming lace edger
Laurel Leaves
Lotus outer stamp
Lotus inner stamp
bed of roses embossing folder
Black, coconut white and peach foundation card.



  1. Morning John, a beautiful card loving these new flowers the difference is quite subtle but definately different, just received my pierced squares yesterday so looking forward to using them.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Beautiful card John love the new dies from Sue ...got my pierced Noble dies and the new diagonal flower ...need to get the lace edger too...!
    Luv Rach :)

  3. Hi John.
    A very pretty card Thank you. Take care Kitty.

  4. That's really beautiful

    Have a lovely day


  5. Morning John, oh you little dark horse, hiding this stamp away, it looks gorgeous on this card and really does marry up so well with the die, yes I know it was meant to but sometimes they get it wrong but you certainly haven't. I also like the use of the peach, terrific.

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

  6. Stunning John and I love the lace edgers.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Hello John, this card is exquisite, love everything about it, the peach is a beautiful colour and the stamp is gorgeous. Have a great day. Bx

  8. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, love the lotus stamps and the flower and the colours are lovely.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  9. Breathtaking John. Love it all.
    Love Val x

  10. Fab card today John! Love these new stamps and the lace trims look gorgeous. The flower does look very different with the twist. Debra x

  11. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I do like the soft colours. The stamps look amazing. I hope that you have a great day today. I am getting very excited about Ally Pally it isn't long now. Hugs Jackie

  12. Stunning card -love everything about it!


  13. Morning John, No wonder Mr ND loved this, it is a gorgeous card, I'm loving all the stamping and the colours, and the flower is very, very pretty.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning John this card is so beautiful I must get the stamp fortunately I already have the heraldic die set, and I might need to save for a while for the noble squares and triangles as they are a little more expensive, the flower is gorgeous, I have already seen it done as my sister bought it and has had a play with the die.
    Looking forward to seeing what you show us tomorrow.
    We are off to Daisys today for a workshop.

  15. Beautiful card John, I do like stamping and the stamps on this card are so delicate , a stunner!

  16. Morning John I agree with m r ND this is a stunning card .Gloria(Sidcup) xx

  17. Good morning John, i love it!!! It's beautiful!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  18. Hi John
    Love today's card. Especially in the peach colour. Must go and have a look at these new stamps.

  19. Beautiful, love the stamping.
    Elaine H X

  20. Beautiful! The peach and small pop of black look gorgeous together

  21. A stunning card, John - I love it.

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. Morning John,
    I agree with Mr ND this is gorgeous, love the stamp.

  23. This card is stunning really beautiful.......just short of a matching posh box !

  24. Absolutely gorgeous, what more can I say. SueL x

  25. Morning John
    This card is absolutely stunning - just gorgeous
    Carol x

  26. Hi John,
    Absolutely glorious!!!
    Lorna D

  27. Brilliant concept John, but you didn't say where we could get your stamps, and I've forgotten Julia's link.

  28. Wow John this is a fabulous card and really lovely stamps. Very elegant.

  29. Hi John. Sorry for the lack of comments again but looking at last weeks cards I must say how beautiful they all are. I especially love the MDF Christmas goodies : ) I hope you are not quite so busy as you have been lately. Take care x

  30. This is my most favorite of your cards! Love the colors, the detailing and the entire look. Especially the sentiment!
    Thank you.

  31. Oh I do like this John.....luv Ursula xx

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  33. What a lovely stamp John and your design is stunning. More things to add to my wish list.... Pat x

  34. Hi John,
    Hi John,
    What a beautiful card, the stamp is gorgeous. I've not stamped much yet but I intend to try it a lot more and this stamp will definitely be on my list I love it.

    P.S Thank You for the reply email I appreciate it.

    Linda xx

  35. oh wow John I love this card and the stamp you have designed is gorgeous and considering I am not a stamper normally I will definitely be getting this one.

  36. Really beautiful card John and the stamps look amazing. I love the flower too - it shows the diagonal aspect of it very well here.

  37. Hi John,
    lovely stamp and lovely card. Congratulations, they'll be flying off the shelves.
    Best wishes, Rose

  38. Beautiful card John. Love those stamps. Must look for those.

  39. This stamp may well be on my wish list on Saturday! It's gorgeous.

  40. Hi John, Oooooo this card is beautiful! The Heraldic die is one of my favourites....I haven't got it, but it's one of my favourites lol! I love how the lacy trim has such a delicate border. The stamp is absolutely gorgeous and wonderful that you have done an inner and outer one together. The colouring in is beautiful and I love that pop of black that you have put around the whole card. "Wow". "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

  41. Oh sorry, ps. I love the flower. I reminds me of the windmills that you had as a child that you held in your hand. It's like of multitude of them placed on top of one another, stunning! xx Love Karen xx

  42. Hi John

    Stunning, really taken with all the new stamps.

    Hugs, T x

  43. Hi John,
    Absolutely stunning card and the colours are fabulous....LOVE IT!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  44. Beautiful card John, the peach is so subtle and the stamps beautiful. Linda.

  45. Hi John,
    Beautiful cards ! Love the peach one best.
    will have a look for the stamps at AP
    Take care ,Maria x

  46. Hi John, lovely card and the new stamps are great I have brought one set so far for the heraldic square the regal blossom set I looks so pretty. Take Care Melody xxx

  47. Eh up John
    Wouldn't let me comment again yesterday. Well, there's peach, twine and felt.......my crafty trinity of nooooooooo but it is, indeed, a lovely card.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  48. Hi John, absolutely stunning card love the peach colour and the stamps are superb.Take care Jane B.

  49. Hi John.

    Lovely Card. I really like this stamp set and can imagine they will be very useful. Thanks for sharing.

    Bset wishes