Thursday, 8 October 2015

Last Stamp...

Happy Thursday,

Yet another card from my stamps to die for show however this one didn't get demoed so I thought it deserved its day in the sun anyway!  This was made using the Prefect Peony stamp to die for that matches the Montreal die from Sue's Canadian collection from Creative Expressions.

I stared by stamping the Perfect peony stamp using indigo mint colour cloud blending ink onto coconut white card.  Next I added sheet of double sided adhesive and diamond sprinkles.  Next I cut the out;in and the inside of the stamped image using the matching dies form the Montreal set.  I then added a 5mm stick on pearl onto the centre of each peony in the design.

I then stamped the sentiment, form the live, laugh, love clear sentiments gets from Creative expressions, again using the ink on a scrap of foundation card.  I foam mounted the stamped image above this and trimmed down any of the backing card that showed around the edge (it doesn't matter how careful I am I always need to trim a bit!

Finally I added it to the front of the card with a bow and a couple of stick pins I made using the Stick Pin elements kit.

Stamps to die for Perfect peony
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Canadian Background



  1. Morning John, another great card like the subtle colour.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Very pretty card using a lovely background and stamp. Must start using the background more.

  3. Beautiful card John, I love the way the sentiment is done so pretty.

    Enjoy the day I am of the Ally Pally soon.

    Hazel c uk

  4. Hi John, a very pretty card, subtle colours, love the sentiment. Have a good day. Bx

  5. Gorgeous card, very pretty & suitable for many occasions.


  6. Morning John, a beautiful card today, I am not sure if I have the Montreal die and matching stamp, will have to check, if so I will be having a go.

    Hope you enjoyed your birthday yesterday.

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

  7. Hi John,

    Gorgeous card, really pretty.

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  8. Good morning John, I love it!!! I'm lucky enough to have both die sets : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  9. Beautiful and subtle effect with this mixture of dies, stamps and colour way, very effective. Linda.

  10. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the stamps,dies and the colours. I hope you had a great birthday and that you have a good day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Hi John,
    I love this card, shame you didn't have time to demo it.
    Hope you had a great birthday yesterday.
    I'm off to physio soon, so rushing around.
    Have a great day

  12. Hi John, this card stood out for me on your tv show because it is elegant in its simplicity; there are only a few elements to it but they are so effective.
    B xx

  13. This is a beautiful card John , so pretty.
    Didn't know you had had a birthday , hope you enjoyed it and have a good day,

  14. Lovely card! The stamp looks really pretty in that colour. Hope you had a great Birthday yesterday. Debra x

  15. Morning John,
    Belated Happy Birthday, hope you had a good day.
    Lovely card,

  16. A great card, John. I love the Canadian background die - it is one of my favourites.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Oh wow John what a great card I have the Canadian background but not had a chance to play with it yet thanks for the inspiration xx

  18. Hi John,
    I love this card the colour is gorgeous and I love the stamp, the stick pins are gorgeous too.

    Hope you had a lovely birthday.

    Have a great day

    Linda xx

  19. Love this card it is beautiful

  20. Wow yet another beautiful card John .... hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday.

    Crafty hugs
    Pen x

  21. Eh up John
    Gorgeous, simple elegance.........what you do best!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  22. This card is so delicate, a gorgeous creation.
    Elaine H X

  23. Love this card, I have that die &'it is so elegant. Loved the shows on Hochanda.

  24. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, so elegant and the stamp is beautiful. Hope you enjoyed your birthday.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  25. Hi John,
    Beautiful card!!!
    I simply adore the Canadian background it's stunning!!
    Lorna D

  26. Hi John,
    Another stunning card with my favourite background, just love the stamp...this has to be another item on my list.
    love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  27. This is so pretty John and definitely deserves its day in the limelight.
    This Canadian die is one of my favourite dies ever and I love that you keep giving me ideas of how to use it.
    Love Val x

  28. Hi John
    Another stunner. You've said that you cut this out after you've added the sprinkles was this correct?. I love these stamps and the dies you've used.

  29. So nice when a designer is able to 'marry up' stamps and dies - they look great together.

  30. This was one of my favourites. I have just had to order some more beads from Julia's shop so I can make some more stick pins.

  31. Hi John, a very pretty card!
    Take care Jane B.

  32. Morning John, just love this card, and the Canadian Background is top of my wish list.
    Hope you had a great Birthday

  33. Hi John,
    Beautiful card. Love them all.

  34. Hi John, I love this card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  35. Hi John
    Wow absolutely gorgeous card today, that stamp is so pretty and I must get it.
    Not really been a keen stamper until I started getting yours and I absolutely love all of them. You have given so much inspiration and a brilliant teacher so thank you.
    I had a general anaesthetic this morning so not quite with it so I will read the instructions later as I really have to make this one.

  36. Hi John,
    beautiful card, love that stamp. Thought it was the Elegant Peony but no matter, as long as I get the one that looks like yours I'll be happy.
    Best wishes, Rose

  37. Lovely card today John. Must put that stamp on my wish list.

  38. Beautiful and you've used my favourite background die too

  39. your stamps match this die perfectly ,great card ,Laura O

  40. Fabulous card John, such a lovely stamp & die. Pat x

  41. Hi John, as to be stunning anything made with that beautiful background die is stunning, your stamping is fab. Take Care Melody xxx

  42. Hi John, oh wow! Stunning card! I love the colour and the background die. I've always thought this was so pretty. I love the stick pins too x Just beautiful! "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

  43. This is stunning, I just love it...colours amazing...luv Ursula x

  44. This is stunning, I just love it...colours amazing...luv Ursula x