Saturday, 14 November 2015

Blended Roses...

Happy Saturday,

I thought I would show you the original card I made that inspired me to make of of my demo cards for my Hochanda shows this week.  This uses the same technique as I demonstrated on the shows.  I thought  reminder wouldn't hurt! lol

I cut the inner die form the Rose Garden mini striplet three times equally across a square of coconut white foundation card.  Next I cut another inner die form a scrap piece of card and used this as a stencil.  I coloured through this stencil three times across another, evenly sized, square of card. I used Scarlet Woman and basil Leaf colour cloud blending inks from Cosmic Shimmer to act the colours.  I added over the roses in the scarlet and the basil leaf in the spaces and over the leaves in the design.

I simply mounted this onto a rectangular card with a few layers of the coconut white and a bow made with seam binding coloured with the same colour cloud.

I finished with a spare of pearls and a crystal embellishment.



  1. Morning John, a fantastic card and it was a great demonstration and I thought this is one I definately must try even with a Christmas striplet as I must get them finished time is marching on. Hope you have a nice weekend.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning John, I saw you doing this on Hochanda, what a clever technique it is too, especially for someone like me who is rubbish at colouring, the extra layer works every time. Brilliant.

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

  3. Hi John.
    A lovely card and brilliant demo.
    Like June I am hopeless at colouring. Thank you take care Kitty.

  4. Good morning John, I saw you demo this card !!! It's so simple but looks fab!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  5. Good Morning John,
    I watched this show yesterday when I was catching up on all the shows I taped. I love this technique and the card is beautiful. I love this die and am so happy I have got it. I haven't tried the stamp that goes with this set yet.
    Looking forward to your workshop this morning at Daisys.
    See you later

  6. I loved watching you make this card John. It's so beautiful and such a clever way to do the roses.

  7. Loved this demo John so I bought the die. Your colouring technique with Colour cloud looked so easy.

  8. Oh, this is so lovely! A wonderful card design which sounds easy enough to do. Debra x

  9. Lovely card & a great background technique.


  10. Hi John. This is a beautiful card, easy to make and looks wonderful. I hope you enjoy yourself at Daisy's. Take care x

  11. Hi John
    A beautiful card and interesting technique.
    B xx

  12. Eh up John
    This is a delicate, subtle beauty. As a tip, if you cut that panel out of 300gsm card, you can run it thru your machine like a mask and it embosses beautifully.
    See you in a bit with your breakfast lol!
    Ang x

  13. Ooh love it! Looks like I've got a real treat in store when I watch the recordings

  14. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love the design. I am a sucker for roses. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  15. This is so pretty, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Very pretty card John. Love it,

  17. This is another very pretty card.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  18. Good morning John love what you have done here such a beautiful striplet die love from Jackie xx

  19. Hi John,
    An absolute cracker!!
    Your demo on Hochanda was brilliant on how to achieve this one. Thanks so much for all your ideas and inspiration it keeps me going.
    Lorna D

  20. I like this technique, very effective. SueL x

  21. I loved this card when I saw you demo it. The process is uncomplicated but the end product is just stunning. Will have to try the technique on one of the Christmas striplets using the few distressed inks I possess.


  22. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.

  23. Morning John, beautiful card, I really like this striplet- another for the wish list.

  24. Simply lovely John such beautiful colours!

    Heather xx

  25. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, I love this die and the way that you have used it.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  26. Morning John I did enjoy all your shows and thanks for sharing this card again.

    Hope all is well with you and crafty hugs Pen x

  27. Hi John,

    This card is so pretty I love it.

    Have a great day
    Linda xx

  28. Hi John

    Very pretty, reminded me to order the Christmas striplets for some similar cards!


    T x

  29. Hi John
    Another stunner today. And an ingenious way to colour them in.
    Just to let you know that my comments card arrived today. Even lovelier in the flesh. I've still to watch your latest shows as I'm still in catchup mode. Hopefully I'll catch up soon.

  30. Hi John,
    This was one of my favourites from the shows FABULOUS! and the demo looked so easy...will be trying this one.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  31. FAB-U-LOUS! Your shows are always brilliant, I have one recording yet to watch and have no doubt that it will be a s good as all the others.
    Tonbridge Sue

  32. Hi John,
    absolutely beautiful card. I love this one
    Best wishes, Rose

  33. Beautiful John, Just Beautiful!!!!!

  34. Hello John,
    A lovely card! Thank you - missed your shows as can onl watch on my iPad and I was out!! So frustrating.
    Love Myra

  35. Same here Myra. I missed them. Beautiful card John. Must try this technique.

  36. Hello John

    Beautiful card today and although I did see the show, it is always useful to have the written word on how you achieved the look!

    Lol Barbara W xx

  37. Hi John,
    I watched you make this card on Hochanda and really enjoyed your demo. The tips and hints are really useful and it looks so pretty1
    Love it!
    Anne M xx

  38. Hi John, Oh, this is lovely, the colours are beautiful and I love this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  39. Fabulous card John, your choice of colours is perfect. Pat x

  40. Hi John, such a pretty gorgeous card. I love this technique and the end results are amazing! Great choice in colours and the added ribbon, bow, beads and embellishment just give it an added oomph! "Thank you John" xx Love Karen xx

  41. Beautiful card and stunning colours, thank you for sharing on how to create your beautiful card.

  42. Love this card John and loved your demo on Hochanda. Was especially intrigued by how you coloured the rayon ribbon with the Colour Cloud inks. Unfortunately, we cannot obtain those inks in Canada. Waaah!

  43. Hi John,
    Just got back from UK, catching up on your blog, love all your cards, gorgeous all of them.
    By chance I caught your 4pm show on Thurs, enjoyed it.
    Love Nancy xx

  44. Wow I really love this card and what a fab technique for colouring.
    will definately have to try this.
    Absolutely love the colour you have used and such a pretty card for a horrible cold and damp day.

  45. Beautiful card John love the dies. Take care Melody xxx

  46. I managed to see this one on hochanda ,beautiful

  47. I managed to see this one on hochanda ,beautiful

  48. I saw you demo this one John a great idea it's looks great xxx

  49. Another one I have just watched on catch up. Beautiful card and great technique for us beginners to try. Thank you.

  50. Another one I have just watched on catch up. Beautiful card and great technique for us beginners to try. Thank you.