Thursday, 28 January 2016

Daisy Simple...

Happy Thursday,

Here's a closer look at one of my samples from my shows on Hochanda last week!  It does feature one of my favourite striplet stamps the Daisy Striplet.

I started by making the background, to do this I placed drops of Acrylic drawing ink onto white gloss card.  I then, using a cotton wool pad, dabbed at the ink to make a textured background to look like a coloured granite.  Where the drops of ink are then darker veins are apparent with lighter texture around them.

Next I heat embossed the daisy striplet onto the heat resistant acetate.  I then made a frame using the outline die from the bevelled glass striplet set.  I foam mounted this over the acetate and added more foam tape before mounting this onto a square layer of coconut white onto which I had stamps the sentiment, from my daffodil elements clear stamp set for Creative Expressions.

I finished the card using a few layers of sky blue and white to make the finished card.

Julia Watts is continuing her One Day Special on Hochanda today at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and last chance at 7pm.

Card Size: 21 x 21 cm
Colours: Coconut White, Heat emboss acetate, white gloss card
Stamps: JL Daisy Striplet
Inks: Perfect Medium, CS True White detail embossing powder
Embellishments: None

For any of my stamp sets please Click HERE for Julia Watts Crafts website


  1. Hi John
    This card is so simply elegant thank you.
    Take care and have fun.

  2. Morning John, this a beautiful and elegant card must get this stamp set.
    Nancyd xx

  3. stunning card , very tempted to get this stamp

  4. I really like this card its clean and simple yet stunning xx

  5. Morning John, stunning card today x

  6. Hi John,
    That is a really pretty stamp. One for my collection!
    Anne M xxx

  7. Morning John, I remember seeing you make this one on Hochanda and it was so interesting, even though you had your cough and cold, I hope you are feeling better. a beautiful card. I missed Julia last night but it is repeated at 7 this morning so I will have that on whilst I eat my breakfast.

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

  8. Gorgeous card, very pretty.


  9. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I love the design. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  10. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, love this stamp too, a very elegant look.
    Thanks for sharing,

  11. Morning John,
    I love this card and how you have made it. I haven't tried using this technique yet. But we are doing it at our next workshop on Tuesday.
    Have a great day

  12. Good morning John. Love this card for the simple elegant look - will try the technique as my acetate has arrived.

  13. Lovely card. Nothing complicated but the end result is beautiful.


  14. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, love the sentiment.
    Lorna D

  15. Morning John, A fabulous technique.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Beautiful card John, i will never tire of looking at the striplet cards , just wish i had all the dies as they are so versatile.
    Elaine H X

  17. Hi John ,I watch you demo this on Hochanda loved it .Hope you are feeling better Gloria (Sidcup) xx.

  18. Hi John
    Beautiful card. I admired it when it was shown on Hochanda. Simply elegant.
    B xx

  19. Hello John, I love this card and what a very pretty die, once again your colouring technique is marvellous, and the sentiment is beautiful, Kate x

  20. Love this card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  21. Good morning John, I love using acetate on cards it looks so elegant!!! Love this card too!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  22. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card, very elegant.

  23. I love this card John and enjoyed watching you demo it. Very modern and contemporary looking card. :)
    Pat Platt

  24. Love this card John, clean and simple

  25. Good morning John striplets day today but they are so useful and the white embossing on acetate is so effective. Love from Jackie xx

  26. I love this card, it's beautiful. Thank you for producing such lovely stamps, John.
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Beautiful. I have striplet dies but no stamps. Must remedy that. Thanks for sharing.

  28. I do love the simpler cards. Saw you demo this last week. So pretty to look at, so simple to create - so lovely all round!
    Tonbridge Sue

  29. Hello John

    Wow what a stunning card. Love everything about it.

    Loving the background effect you have created. Sadly I did not see this demo on your show, but the step by step guide helps enormously.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  30. So pretty again, John - I love your ideas for using the different dies.
    Sue Mac

  31. Hi John this is a fabulous card, really beautiful. Love the Daisy striplet stamp

  32. Wow John I really love this one, I love the stamp and now have it on my wish list.
    I love how you have designed them to go with the striplet dies making endless possibilities. love the colour and technique as well and will definitely be trying this out.

  33. Hi John,
    Clean simple elegant the daisy strip let!
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  34. Hi John
    Such a lovely very card you've made with the daisy Strickland. Like ve the blue background as well.

  35. Eh up John
    This is stunning in its simplicity. The sentiment matches the design perfectly.
    Ang x

  36. I'm so glad you did this card, I thought I'd saved instructions for using the daisy die to do a similar card, but couldn't find them. Now I have no excuse not to get on with making the card!! I love blue and white -so fresh and clean looking.

  37. Hi John

    Blue and white is my favourite and I love daisies so this ticks all the boxes for me. This is a super stamp and I like it a lot, great for all sorts of occasions

    Hugs, T x

  38. Hi John, Love your CAS card and fabulous stamp
    hugs Maria x

  39. Hi John, This is a pretty card. I have your daffodil stamp and will try something like this. Need to get some heatproof acetate first though! Best wishes Anne O