Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Creative Wednesday...

Happy Wednesday,

This month the Design team for Creative Expressions are showcasing the new collection of Craft dies designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  I chose the showcase the stunning Daisy Cluster this week as it isn just so beautiful, different and versatile, a triple threat!

Whilst the die looks stunning just cut as a cent I could see a wreath as soon as I open the pack so that the first thing I did.

I stared by cutting the outline cluster four times from milk foundation card. Next I cut the matching daisy die ( this is designed to go behind to create a solid flower in the cluster) form baby pink card and mounted these behind the cluster.

I added 4 5mm white stick on pearls to the centre of each daisy to add depth.  To make the wreath i cut 2 large circles ti make a circular frame.  I then cut the end flourish of each of the clusters at one end and foam mounted them over the ring.  This leaves a clear space at the bottom to which leaves a place for the bow.  If you want to make a large wreath just increase the size of the circular frame.

I cut one of the double pierced squares from more milk acrd and whilst in the die I embossed it with the star swirls A4 embossing folder.  This technique leaves a late line around the edge with all the detailed piercing.  Whilst in the die i shaded the square using pretty in pink colour cloud blending ink shading it so that there is little if no colour in the centre.

I foam mounted the wreath above the square and added a pierced flag with the sentiment I also shaded this with the same pretty in pink to match.

I added a few layers of baby pink and black ( to balance the black stamped sentiment and to make the whole card look less sugary!)

To see what the rest of the team have been up to click HERE.



  1. Wow John the card is amazing! I love everything about it.
    The colours and the embossing folder are perfect, the pearls add that little bit of elegance.
    sharon :)

  2. Morning John, as Sharon says WOW this is gorgeous and in a different colour a fabulous Christmas card.
    Nancyd xx

  3. stynning card ,beautiful colour

  4. Hi John.
    Wow what a little stunner this card is.
    Thank you and take care kitty.

  5. Morning John, oh yes I love today's card (not that I don't like all your cards) and in the soft pastel colours it certainly looks so beautiful, I did get the cluster die so I am definitely going to try this one if that is OK with you.

    I had the CT scan yesterday where they put the blue dye through the aorta, went well, now waiting to see what the next step will be.

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

  6. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours and the flowers thank you tracyw

  7. Hi John
    Truly Tremendous, Great Colour Palette I Just Love It!!!
    Hugs From Sam x

  8. Hi John, love this beautiful card, the Daisy Cluster die is on my wish list, as I think it would be perfect for so many cards. Love the pretty feminine pink. Take care. Bx

  9. Good morning John. What a lovely card - daisy cluster is beautiful.

  10. Wow John this is beautiful, love the sentiment too!

  11. Hi John .This card is amazing !!!. I love everything about it. Like the sentiment also. Gloria(sidcup) xx

  12. Hi John .This card is amazing !!!. I love everything about it. Like the sentiment also. Gloria(sidcup) xx

  13. Hi John,
    This card is absolutely stunning, another must have die set for me.
    Wonderful, you are so talented, thanks for sharing.

  14. Stunning card John, a classic , a classic!

  15. WOW-love this card, it's stunning.

  16. I love it, John, such a pretty card.
    B xx

  17. Good morning John, beautiful card. : ) could you please write in English so I can understand : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  18. Morning John, Really lovely, gorgeous colours and fabulous wreath.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  19. Hi John. What a pretty card, love the pink. SueL x

  20. Hi John,
    Absolutely stunning card. I love the way that you have used the die to make a wreath and the pink colour is lovely.
    Thanks for sharing
    Heather Treble

  21. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, love the way you have made the wreath, I have this die so will be doing something along these lines.

  22. This is beautiful, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  23. Daisies, Butterflies and Cats are my most bought themed items. So this is a winner for me.

  24. Hi John,
    A sweet card today!
    Lorna D

  25. What a beauty - love the daisy die.
    Thank you John
    Sue Mac

  26. Hi John
    Absolutely Stunning love the die

  27. Thank you, thank you, thank you John. I won this die on Sue's blog and this is just a gorgeous way of using it. I don't tend to use pink but your card is so pretty I may make an exception.
    Yesterday's card was stunning sorry I didn't comment

  28. Hi John, such a pretty card, beautiful design and love the touch of pink, great sentiment, Kate x

  29. I love this new die, did something quite similar with mine...beautiful card...luv Ursula xx

  30. Hi John, I really like this card. Thank you X Ros

  31. Hi John,
    LOVELY card and the sentiment is VERY apt. Your shading is exquisite, too.
    Best wishes, Rose

  32. Pretty in Pink! It's lovely John. The slivers of black do an amazing job making everything else pop.
    Tonbridge Sue

  33. John, all I can say is wow. This card is soooo beautiful. Thanks for much for sharing with us how you created it. Have a wonderful day.

  34. Good afternoon John

    This card is so beautiful and I love the way you have used the new daisy die.

    I agree that the small amount of black balances the card fantastically.

    Am off now to see what else has been created by the rest of the talented team.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  35. Lovely card today. Thank you for sharing.

  36. Wow John, this is so pretty and what a great way to use the daisy die.
    Very feminine

  37. Hi John, This is so lovely, another must have die (aren't they all). Denise

  38. Absolutely beautiful John! I have that die and would never have dreamt of using it to make a wreath. Thanks for the idea!

  39. Wow absolutely beautiful and very very pretty, I love the way you have turned the
    die cuts into a beautiful wreath.
    I really never would never have thought of doing that and I am so pleased I have this one on my list.
    I do love the baby pink card too.

  40. Beautiful card John. I have this die but I didn't think of using it as a wreath. Very clever. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

  41. WOW, such a stunning card, very 'pretty in pink'. Another die set to add to my list

  42. Hi John
    What a great card. I used this die on a get well card at the weekend. It was well received! Such a pretty die when cut. Love the pink - I used your primrose card.
    Love it!
    Anne M xxx

  43. Hi John,

    I've just received this die so I'm so pleased you've put this card up, it's a lovely way to use the die the card is beautiful.

    Linda xx

  44. John I like the new die and the design of the card very much. Beautiful colours and bow.
    Best regards Petra

  45. Eh up John
    Well, this is the 4th time I've tried to comment......I thought you'd barred me hahaha!
    I couldn't miss commenting as this is divine. You have done pink beautifully........a real stunner.
    Hope you're still not stuck on the M1 matey.
    Ang x

  46. This is a gorgeous card today. Thank you for sharing.

  47. This is just stunning John. What a lovely die and the pink is very pretty. Pat x

  48. Gorgeous, pretty coloured card John.
    Maria x

  49. Pink? Did you really use that colour?,Lol. Amazing card. I really love it!

  50. Hi John, oh wow! Love this. It's so so pretty and love the colour baby pink used. Gorgeous! xx Love Karen xx

  51. Hello John!
    Beautiful card. I love it!
    Looking for your stamp - a background one Sue used the other day - music and poinsettias - thought it was gorgeous. I'll find it eventually.
    Love Myra

  52. Hello John, just wanted to say thanks for all the tips and fab demo's at Lady Green on Saturday. I had to dash off at half time but hope to stay all day next time you visit. Watched your show tonight and the stamps and cards were gorgeous. Well done and thanks again Pauline, (mustard ).