Monday, 30 November 2015

Teal Roses...

Happy Monday,

I will be on Hochanda a week today with my Brand new winter stamps, I will be sneak peaking these later in the week!

Back to today and another large from made with the mini striplet, this time using the mini rose garden triplet in teal and milk.

I stared by cutting the second die in the double pierced squares set form Sue Wilson for CE.  This is the perfect size for making the frame.  I simply placed the filigree section of the striplet on each edge in turn to make the detailed frame.

To make the frame in the centre I used one of the smaller squares in the set to cut an aperture in the centre of the milk piece.  I then added double sided adhesive to a piece of teal  foundation card and stuck the milk filigree frame to this and covered the exposed adhesive with diamond sprinkles.  Next I used the next size down to cut an aperture in a piece if teal foundation card. I then used the largest die in the set to make the frame around the frame ( if that makes sense) in the teal card.

I stamped a sentiment in the centre of a scrap of milk card using turquoise  pool colour cloud blending ink.

To finish I made a bow using the jute twine and added a spray of laurel leaves, these I had shaded with the colour cloud.  I then cut a couple of the string flowers and shaded these the same.

Don't forget Phill Martin is on Hochanda today with his new stamp range at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and last chance at 7pm!



  1. Morning John, a really lovely card today love the flowers ans sprigs.
    Nancyd xx

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

  3. Good morning John, gorgeous card I love it!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  4. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

  5. lovely card today love the flowers

  6. Hi John,
    I love the way you use the striplets as borders. It has caught on with me - it makes such a pretty frame. Nice colour way today.
    Anne M xx

  7. Beautiful card, love the sentiment

  8. Eh up John
    I may have used a different colour ink but other than that, marvellous card. Think you have the Striplet bug like some of the rest of us lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  9. Morning John, do you know you brighten up my day with all your gorgeous cards and this one is no exception, I love it. Will have to try this when I get a chance.

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

  10. Hi John, a really great card, must try the frames with the striplet dies that I have. Have a great day. Bx

  11. Beautiful card. Love the frame and the way you've done the Colour Cloud on the leaves.

  12. Using striplets like this always makes a lovely card.

  13. Hi John,
    I'm looking forward to your shows can't wait to see your new stamp sets.
    This card is stunning I love the Rose striplet set. Will have to save my pennies up for the noble squares though.
    Have a great day

  14. A cracking card and sentiment John, i love it !
    Elaine H X

  15. Morning John .Another stunning card .Just want to say how much I enjoy your shows on Hochanda so helpful. thanks Gloria (sidcup) xx

  16. Beautiful card, John. Looking forward to seeing your new stamps.

    Anne (Northampton)

  17. Stunning card, love what you have done using the striplet die.


  18. Hi John
    This is my favourite technique, cutting the striplet to make a frame. A lovely card.
    B xx

  19. What a lovely card again John, many thanks

    Crafty hugs Pen x

  20. Good morning John the striplet certainly makes a super background. Love from Jackie xx

  21. Hi John,
    Stunning card, I love this die set and it's on my Christmas list which is a fairly long list, but I was asked to make a list. I don't think Mr T quite knew what he was letting himself in for!
    I love the way that you make frames with the striplet dies and this one is absolutely gorgeous. The teal colour is beautiful and really sets off the design.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  22. Hi John,
    just beautiful, love the colours and am resolved to do the striplets as a background using your technique (hope I can remember it correctly).
    Best wishes, Rose

  23. Morning John, What a fabulous creation, the striplet dies are so adaptable, you would never have thought that this was produced with a striplet die. Gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Hi John. A beautiful card to start the week. This is such a pretty Striplet, they are so versatile aren't they : ) I am looking forward to seeing your shows. Take care x

  25. Hi John
    Lovely lovely card today. I especially like the strip flowers. The background never looks like it's been made from a striplet does it.

  26. Hi John,
    This is a gorgeous gorgeous card!!!!!
    Lorna D

  27. Just because I said I needed to practice doing frames with the mini-striplets, did not mean you could put another example up! Lovely card John - shows what a lovely card can be made from a few items and a little know-how. I think you are going to have to do a workshop at Kettering HQ just on the striplets - so people can practice extending them in any direction and creating these frames - hint hint.

  28. Gorgeous card John, just been watching Phill. See you Saturday. xxx

  29. Hi John,
    Amazing card done with very little, the striplets are one of my favourite dies.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  30. Morning John,
    Lovely card, I love striplets, so versatile.

  31. Great card today. Look forward to seeing your new stamps - I've enjoyed using the Pear Square and Twelve Days backgrounds and am ready for more inspiration!
    Tonbridge Sue

  32. A really love card, these striplets are so versatile...thank you John....luv Ursula xx

  33. H John, such a pretty card. I do like the Rose Garden Striplet, makes a fabulous background on cards

  34. Wow I love this card, it is so elegant and stunning.
    I love that the striplets can be turned into beautiful backgrounds such as this.
    I just need to get my hands on those dies now.

  35. John, this is one of my favourite cards that I saw when you were at Northallerton. It is amazing. I know you are in great demand but we'd love it if you came back up north next year. Love this card!

  36. Very pretty card today. Love it.

  37. Hi John, lovely card and love the Roses striplet used xx Love Karen xx love the teal too! :)