Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Quilted Blue...

Happy Tuesday,

Another new stamp to die for today this time one that matches the Wellington shape from the new Australia collection designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.

This is the new Scripted Clematis stamp which Here I have simply embossed with CS True white detail embossing powder onto cobalt foundation card.  I cut the centre out by hand (fussy cut) around all the detailed flowers and foliage so that the sentiment stamped in cobalt on white was visible.

Hopefully in this picture you can see all the beautiful script that flows behind the flower sprays any idea what the poem is ( Hint Mrs Duck may guess this one easily!)

Next I cut the matching outside die form coconut white foundation card and embossed the piece, whilst still in the with the quilted circles pin point embossing folder.  I saved lightly around the embossing using the same archival cobalt ink and a smoothie.  I also studied the centre of the circles with 5mm white stick on pearls before tying a bow of navy and natural jute string around the base to balance the design.

A couple more layers, of course!, of the cobalt and coconut white and finished.  Hopefully classic and elegant and quite a simple effect to achieve with the stamp, die and embossing.

Card Size: 16 x 28 cm
Colours: Coconut White, Cobalt foundation Card
Stamps: Scripted Clematis Stamp to Die For
Embossing:Quilted Circles Pin Point A4 Folder
Inks: Cobalt Archival Ink
Embellishments: Small pearl embellishment, 5mm white stick on pearls, navy & Natural jute twine.



  1. Hi John.
    Wow this is beautiful, Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning John, a beautiful card and the scripted Clematis stamp is gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Morning John, now you are spoiling us again today with this beautiful stamp and sentiment, goes so well in the Cobalt and white, also I love the embossing folder quilted circle pinpoint (now have I got that one.let me think!!!), also I know I have some white embossing powder somewhere, now where did I put it......

    Enjoy what ever you are doing today, I expect you are very, very busy.

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

  4. beautiful card and the scripted Clematis stamp is lovely

  5. Hi John
    another stunning card love the clematis stamp thank you tracyw x

  6. Hi John,
    Nice stamp! I haven't invested yet but when I get over the cost of the dies I certainly will. The stamps are invaluable sometimes to acheive great results. Love it John!
    Anne M xxx

  7. Beautiful card. It's a nice stamp and it clearly stamps perfectly with all that fine wording. Usually script stamps are unreadable. But not this one. Sorry don't know the verse.

    Have a great day


  8. Good morning John, lovely card and sentiment today!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  9. Hi John,
    Awesome Card I Love The Colour Palette, I Love Your Stamps, I Love Stamps That Match Dies As I'm A Stamper First And Foremost, Every Stamp You Produce Do We Have To Purchase A Different Die?
    Hugs From Sam xx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  10. Fantastic card, I even love the bow on this & as you know, I'm not a fan of bows.


  11. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design the stamp is beautiful. I hope you are having a great time in Frankfurt. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Hello John, another stunning card, with a beautiful stamp, love the white embossing on the dark blue, very effective. Have a great day. Bx

  13. Good morning John. This is another lovely stamp which looks effective embossed in white on the cobalt.

  14. What a beautiful card John, the stamp is gorgeous and the die is one of my favourites from the new collection,

  15. Beautiful card ,i love it all , sorry i don't know the Poem .
    Elaine H X

  16. Hi John,
    A gorgeous card today I love the colours you have used as well.
    I'm babysitting again today, so no crafting for me.
    Have a great day

  17. Lovely card in that gorgeous blue. SueL x

  18. Hi John what a lovely card ,love it all . Sorry I don't know the verse.Gloria (Sidcup) xx

  19. Lovely card and I too don't recognise the verse!

  20. Beautiful John. No, cant guess the poem.
    Love Val x

  21. This stamp is so gorgeous JOhn, next shopping list I think, xxx

  22. Eh up John
    You kept that quiet you lovely boy! Ladies, this is proof that some fellas do listen to us gals lol!
    For those who don't recognise it, it is called Immortal Beloved and is actually a love letter from Beethoven to his sweetheart. It is a beautiful and heartfelt letter........if only Mr D were so poetic lol!
    A wonderful script edged with the lovely florals and displayed to perfection on this gorgeous card.
    Made my day!
    Ang x

    Ps........yes, I am going to have to buy this stamp now lol!

  23. Another gorgeous card John. What patience you must have to cut out the centre!

  24. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, and the stamp is lovely too.

  25. Hi john a real beauty today love the colours thank you
    Love June jorrocks xxx

  26. Beautiful, John. I love the white embossing - something I should do more often.
    Anne (Northampton)

  27. Hi John,
    Just beautiful, what a lovely stamp.
    Hugs, Rose

  28. You have done it again - just stunning.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  29. Good morning John such a lovely stamp. I enlarged the picture but still couldn't make out what it said so thanks to Ang for enlightening us all! I will have to look this up. Love from Jackie xx

  30. Morning John, what a very pretty card x

  31. Good morning John

    What a gorgeous card again today. Love the new stamp.

    Could not work out the poem, but Mrs Duck thankfully let us all know!

    Lol Barbara W xx

  32. Hi John,
    Beautiful stamp and card, what a lovely idea for a stamp.
    Thanks for sharing,

  33. Morning John, A gorgeous stamp, I love the script background, it is really beautiful.
    Thanks to Ang for letting us know what the poem is.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  34. Hi John, beautiful card, and a fabulous stamp another on the wish list.

  35. Beautiful card and art work. What talent you have.
    Hope you are not cross with me after yesterday. Again sorry and thank you - look at today's card and pretend I am saying thank you. (I am not talented enough to send you a card)
    Best wishes
    Anne aka Till Lady

  36. Us John
    As usual another lovely card. I love the scripted background. This is another stamp to add to my ever growing list. Thanks for letting us know what the script says Mrs Duck.

  37. Hi John, what a very pretty card today. I love the embossing folder as much as the stamp used for the main element.
    I have just realised that I forgot to comment on yesterday's post. I love the colour of the card and loved the stamp so much that I had to go shopping and hence forgot to comment - sorry.


  38. Another lovely stamp and following on from yesterdays stamp they've just gone on my wish list. Great, luv jxxx

  39. Beautiful card. Like the stamp.


  40. Another fab card today, really love it.
    And I love that stamp.

  41. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, love the scripted stamp.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  42. Consistantly, you make wonderful cards.