Sunday, 31 January 2016

CE Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

I'm hoping that this card isn't a taste of things to come with snowflakes everywhere!  however I did think they are appropriate for a February birthday as the chances are usually pretty high!

I started by spreading polar white sparkle texture paste through the snowflake flurry mask onto acetate ( yes I do seem to have used a lot of acetate so far this year).  I waited for this to dry and then cut an oval aperture using some of the Creative Expressions festive dies.  I added a thin border around to neaten the edges made using more ovals from the festive die range.

I added this to a frame cut in coconut white with the double pierced squares range of dies by creative Expressions.  I then foam mounted this onto a cobalt piece which I had spread more of the polar white sparkle texture paste this time through the wavy mask.  This, to me, creates a really pleasing background of the different patterns in white over the blue.

 I added the sentiment from my winters child clear stamp set stamped onto a layer of the pierced flags die cut.  I made up a flower in felt ( sorry Mrs D) using the classic folder flower die and added this with a black and natural jute bow.

Finally I added a couple of stick pins  I had made and added the spray to the side of the card.  a few layers, well I do like my layers, and card finished.

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  1. Morning John, a beautiful card and very appropriate for Scotland we had snow yesterday not a lot but a bit off a flurry.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you a nice bright card.
    take care Kitty.

  3. Hi John. Although I've not been commenting of late having had an operatoion which has affected my typing hand, I have been looking and admiring every day. Your talent knows no bounds John and ths card is no exception. Absolutely stunning and would be great for a male card minus the flowers.
    Love Val in Spain x

  4. love card ,think I need to get the wavy stebcil

  5. love card ,think I need to get the wavy stebcil

  6. Hi John,
    Managed to get the wavy stencil and it arrived yesterday! It snowed here in Sheffield last night but it has gone this morning -great I've got to drive for work!
    Lovely card and have a great day!
    Anne M xxx

  7. Morning John,
    I love this card and the techniques you have used.
    Whenever I try to die cut through acetate it doesn't work, I have got some of the heat resistant acetate I'm hope it will be bette to use. I heard you say you use the heat resistant acetate.
    Have a great day

  8. Hi John,
    A really beautiful card, I love the large gold gems on your stick pins.
    Thanks for sharing,

  9. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design. I must use more acetate it is so versatile. I hope you are having a wonderful time in Frankfurt. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi John, .I love this card .You seem to get it just right stunning.Gloria(Sidcup) xx

  11. Stunning card, the background is brilliant.


  12. Morning John, sorry a bit late this morning. I so like todays card, I love working with acetate so you are onto a winner with me, it adds real dimension to cards, add postage so I tend to make them for give away rather then posted ones. I am going to have to invest in the snowflake flurry mask as I don't have that one.

    By the way at craft club last Wednesday we did your other card using the February sentiment like this one, - it was in periwinkle blue with the oval cut out using the snowflake lattice die, I so enjoyed doing this and so did the other members of the class, I went round cutting it the wrong way but amended it easily, so know what I did wrong for next time, it really does look lovely so I am in favour of the snowflakes for the winter cards too. Oh dear am I waffling again..................don't answer that. hehe!!!

    Anyway my breakfast is now ready so catch you later.

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

  13. Stunning effect John looks great, xxx

  14. Love this card John, classy!!

  15. Good morning John, I love it. It's gorgeous!!!
    When I first saw this I think it was one of Sues cards or it could have been yours. I thought the stencil was a die!!!
    I know loopy!!! Acetate looks fabulous but I don't think it would work die cutting it. I know vellum or parchment works and looks beautiful!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  16. Morning John, A gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  17. Hi John, I think the card is stunning and so right for a Feb birthday. It is cold or snowy on my birthday every year without fail! Doesn't acetate and texture paste give a fab result. Luv jxxx

  18. I do like the wavy mask - I think I might have to invest. Love the card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. Hi John, this card is superb, love the sparkle texture paste on the acetate and card. I do hope we do not get heavy snow. Have a great day. Bx

  20. Lovely card. I do like this wavy stencil.


  21. Good morning John. Wow! A real stunner today. Now my acetates have arrived, I must experiment.

  22. Hi John,
    Really stunning.
    Lorna D

  23. Morning John,
    A lovely card.

  24. Hi John. Don't know what it is about the wavy mask, but I love all cards made using it. I love the colours you have used. SueL x

  25. Classy card. We had a little snow here in North Derbyshire yesterday, but glad to say it didn't hang around.

  26. I love the overlay of acetate. It's very effective. I recently bought some acetate to try some of your techniques. But today I am going to have a go at my very first shaker card!

  27. Classy card John, lovely .
    Elaine H X

  28. Hi John,
    Fabulous card today, genius idea with using the texture pastevon Acetate as you could have a load made up ready to use on any card base, that way you could have one afternoon of 'messy crafting' and have a load of fabulous back grounds made up in advance!
    That Wavy mask is fabulous, I managed to get it at last, as it was so popular it seemed to be sold out everywhere!!
    Have a lovely day everyone!
    Sandra xxx

  29. Hi John,
    I sincerely hope we will be snow-free until next "winter", albeit seasons as we knew them have definitely disappeared with climate change well and truly on the way. My clematis is in full bloom, my penstemon have never stopped flowering all through Nov/Dec/Jan., and when I look out of the kitchen window my beautiful peach rose has not stopped flowering (albeit only one or two blooms now). Enough of that, back to toays FAB card. I love it (and yes, you've used loads of acetate this year - I'm not sorry for that at all.
    Have a good Sunday,
    Hugs, Rose

  30. Lovely card John, but do hope we do not see any more snow this year.
    Love the way you have used the acetate to add another dimension to the card.

  31. A super card John, no snow down here either please, not a fan myself.....luv Ursula xx

  32. Hi John,
    Brilliant card and colours, love the wavy mask.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  33. Hello John

    Brilliant card today and loving the dark colour with white.

    This colour combo would be great for a man's card.....minus the flowers!

    I love the stick pins you have made, they really compliment the rest of the card.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  34. What a very pretty card John, it could be something to do with the fact that it is blue and white! I love how pretty the snowflakes look when placed over the blue and white waves.


  35. Love this card John. Must look for that wavy mask.

  36. Eh up John
    Beautiful layering with the acetate. You have obviously had more success die cutting your acetate than I have.
    Marvellous card!
    Ang x

  37. Beautiful card John, that wavy mask is so popular and leaves a makes a gorgeous background.