Sunday, 22 November 2015

Back to blue...

Happy Sunday,

AS I mentioned yesterday I am in Darlington for a workshop today at Frankies craft and chat I can't wait to see some of the ladies again as a couple of them attended my workshop in Northallerton!  I am doing different projects this time as I always like to show something new!

Todays card uses another of the stamps to die for released for the new range of Craft Dies by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  I have chosen a simple palette of blues for todays with a simple stamped image that makes elegant ( hopefully) cards easy!  I started by stamping the new corinthium scroll stamp onto blue dusk foundation card using perfect medium.  I then heat set this with cosmic shimmer true white detail embossing powder, which gives a look of porcelain IMHO.

Using my craft knife I hand cut an aperture in the centre of the stamped image to reveal the sentiment which I stamped, in the same as above, onto a scrap of the blue dusk card.  I then foam mounted the sentiment behind the stamped image to give an interesting relief.

I then prepared the top layer for this, firstly I cut the matching aperture using the outline die form the ornate oval my friend set again.  I then cut a strip across the bottom using the filigree section form the opulent octagons die set.  I took a scrap of blue dusk and just embossed the opulent octagons set in it.  I then used Sue Wilson's fabulous technique of cutting out section of this embossed piece, in this case the octagons, and placed them directly behind the white die cut.  The next picture shows what I mean!

I then added the whole front piece over the stamped image so that the blue shows as different levels beneath the striplet die cut.  I added s tie and bow made form blue seam binding with another Pearl Embellishment in the centre.

A few layers of blue dusk and coconut white finish what is hopefully a simple yet elegant card.



  1. Wow John this is another one that is crying out for a posh box to match!

  2. Morning John, a gorgeous card.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi John.
    A great card thank you.
    Have fun and take care Kitty.

  4. Yet another beauty. Love the layout. Thanks.

  5. Lovely card John, sorry I've been missing just life catching up with me for a while!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  6. This is a beautiful card John,enjoy your day.
    Elaine H X

  7. Love this layout it's made into a lovely card

  8. Good morning John, beautiful card!!! Have fun today!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  9. Morning John, oh my goodness what a beautiful card to greet us on this very chilly morning, I really, really like this one, reminds me so much of Wedgwood,and the stamps and sentiment really do make it pop.

    Oh how I wished I could get to one of your workshop, but alas it is not to be, have a great time.

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

  10. This has given me an idea for a 90 th birthday card I have to make. It's lovely. Thanks John. Have a good day.
    Hope you are having some more workshops at CnE towers before long.

  11. Wow John. A lovely card. If I can get to know well in advance I would love to plan to visit you at a workshop somewhere not too far from Yorkshire.
    Back to blue I see - but it is a beautiful card!!!!
    Anne M xx

  12. Another beauty of a card! Lovely shade of blue. The stamping looks fab. Debra x

  13. Hi John
    A lovely card, that is stunning when looking closer at the detail.
    B xx

  14. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design. I am not very confident with a craft knife so I not sure I will be trying this. Enjoy your day it sounds fun. You are such a busy boy. Hugs Jackie

  15. Eh up Jon
    Your Wedgewoody cards are always lovely and this one is top notch. That stamp is beautifully decorative.
    Safe travels.
    Ang x

  16. Beautiful card, gorgeous colour & love the layout.


  17. Morning John, This card is gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Hi John
    A beautiful card. I love the stamp. I like the way of dropping an embossed piece of paper behind the die cut to give the impression of piecing the fall away in it! So effective. Lovely tone of blue. Best wishes, Anne O

  19. Hi John,
    Wow I love this card and the colours you have used.
    Absolutely stunning.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day

  20. Back to the beautiful blue. Lovely card. Need to investigate the technique you used at the bottom in more detail as it gives a beautiful effect.

    Have a good day today.

  21. This is beautiful, John. Can I echo Jan's comment about workshops at CE towers - I retire in a month's time so will have the time to attend as many as I like!

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. Hi John,
    A beautiful blue card, it is indeed very elegant and the blue dusk colour with white gives a look of Wedgwood.
    Thanks for sharing, have a great day,
    Heather Treble

  23. That lovely blue colour again - I think this is beautiful.
    Thank you,
    Sue Mac

  24. Hi John, wSnt sure at first, too many shades of blue, but it's growing on me. I think it's just something I haven't done so can't imagine what it looks like. X Ros

  25. Hi John,
    Love the blue, so elegant.
    Lorna D

  26. Morning John,
    Lovely card. Enjoy your day.

  27. Hi John
    Lovely lovely card today. Must say I love this type if card embossed in white. I don't think we see enough of these stamps. Julia used to showcase these on TV. Thanks for sharing. Hochanda I'm afraid are now getting like C and C, which none of us liked as they keep pushing. When they first started they let everyone demo. Now apart from the two ladies plus Lee. The other two men are just pushing and interrupting you. I'm sat watching the demos for the Noble Dies. We can see the product details on the left and we are able to read. So no need to push so hard to sell them. I hope you have another great day. Soap box put away.

  28. Hi John, this card is really lovely in the shades of blue and white. Have a great day. bx

  29. Hi John. Lovely card and just the shade of blue I haven't got!! I was sorting out my CE card stash just yesterday, don't think I will ever have to buy card again (might have to get this blue though).
    SueL x

  30. So pretty John.....luv Ursula xx

  31. Hi John, back to blue, but a stunning card, it reminds me of the old Wedgewood Pottery, blue and white just go together so well. Enjoy your travels

  32. Good morning John

    Yes a very elegant card and the colour is great. Love blue and white together they are so beautiful.

    Have a really lovely day in Darlington.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  33. Hi John,
    elegant and easy card achieved. Thank you for sharing. Your embossing is always so flawless, I've had to learn again when doing my Xmas cards. Had forgotten how important it is to get the stamping done evenly.
    Have fun today.
    Best wishes, Rose

  34. A beautiful card John love the stamp and the words of the sentiment. Love from Jackie xx

  35. Really pretty, love the soft blue too!

  36. Hi John

    Just beautiful, Im hoping to add the striplet to my collection soon and the stamp is gorgeous. I brought the blue dusk card as it's such a lovely shade.

    Hugs, T x

  37. Hi John, a lovely card and love the stamped effect, hope you have a great day, Linda28

  38. Hi John.
    Lovely lovely card again today!
    Love Nancy xx

  39. Beautiful card. Love the colour.

  40. Hi John,

    Gorgeous card, I love the porcelain effect.

    Linda xx

  41. Gorgeous card in a fabulous colour. Pat x

  42. Lovely card John beautiful colours.Take Care Melody xxx

  43. Hi John, oh wow, Love this beautiful card. I love the blue, the sentiment and I so so love the Opulent Octagons.....! Wonderful! xx Love Karen xx