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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Something Different Saturday...

Happy Saturday,

Today finds me with the lovely people of Keep on Crafting in Bury St Edmonds leading a workshop! I have been so busy preparing for the launch of my new Spring Collection including a new paperback that all my spare time seems to have been taken up with making samples of them! I thought, therefore, that I would show another card I made with the new Perspective dies designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  Again I hope you agree that this is a different card type and style for me!

I cut the new Zig Zag bar into a strip of coconut white card, I then removed the die cut shape and placed a piece of double sided adhesive sheet behind the aperture however I left the protective sheet in place.  With my craft knife i carefully cut into the protective sheet in lines across the piece removing each section at a time too expose the adhesive.  I used various shades of polished silk glitter in each section in turn to create an ombre effect down the piece.

Next I placed the die cut zig zag back into the waste space using spray adhesive keeping back the individual pieces for another project ( more of that on Monday)

Next I cut the thank you perspective die form coconut white card with the outside circle that comes as part of the set.  I then cut, form coconut white card covered in double sided adhesive sheet, the smallest and the outside dies form the set.  I removed the protective sheet and added the dark blue polished silk glitter on the exposed adhesive.  For the centre ring I cut the larger circle and the inner leaf motif again form the white and added a circle of adhesive covered card behind this.  I then added silver polished silk glitter in the adhesive with a small clear dazzler in the centre.

To finish I mounted this with from tape to the left of the striped section and mounted the whole thing onto cobalt and white layered card.

Something that I hope you will agree is very different for me, clean and simple without any flowers, foliage or a bow!

Enjoy...

On another note It has been asked if I could do a revisit day on my blog for some of the older dies in my collection.  It would be great to know what you think and any ideas where I should start!


41 comments:

  1. Morning John, a very different striking card with a different sentiment it would make a great card for the guy's as you are so hard to make for. It would fabulous to do a revisit of your old dies as we all have loads I'm sure and it would help us regenerate them.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Hi John.
    A great card thank you.
    Yes a look back would be good.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  3. Hi John
    I Love Today's Clean Looking Card, I Am So Looking Forward To Your New Stamps And Also Your "New Paperback WOW" You Have Been Extremely Busy, That Means I'll Spend More Money.... Lol!!!!
    I Also Think It Would Be A Great Idea To Return To The Old Dies Just For A Change...
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

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  4. Beautiful card...quick and easy
    Carol

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  5. Morning John, I like this one, in all honesty I was unsure about the zigzag die as to whether I would get much use out of it but this looks really effective on the card, I might have to change my mind.

    With regards to revisiting old dies I am all for that, I like many other crafters out there have so many dies that we sometimes forget those that we have had for a while.

    Enjoy yourself at Bury St Edmunds xx

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

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  6. Good morning John this is a wonderful card. I love how you have used the dies. A revisit day sounds like a very good idea. Maybe you could start with the first release of Sue's dies. Enjoy your day. Hugs Jackie

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  7. Very different for you John but boy what a grand card ,i love it !
    My New Year resolution is to use all my old dies so a revisit would be just great John.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Elaine H X

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  8. Hi John
    A great card, a good one for the guys.
    B xx

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  9. Hi John,
    Great card. Having a bit of trouble undestanding how it was done but I am distracted by the grandkids!
    will read it again later.
    Love it!
    Anne M xxx

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  10. Hi John ,I love the way you have used this die. Great idea to revisit old dies. I agree with Jackie start at the beginning .Gloria (sidcup) xx

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  11. WOW-stunning card, I love it. I have just bought the zigzag die so this is perfect inspiration firms.
    I'd love to see some older dies used on your projects as it might help inspire me (& others) to use what we already have in our collection.

    Michele

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  12. I like the simplicity of this card, and its effective.
    I agree with the others, start at the beginning and see where it leads.....
    Luv jxxx

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  13. I like the zig zag finish although I, too, am a little uncertain as to how it was done. It makes a clean card that lends itself for men.

    Teresa

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  14. Hi John,
    Very different, but really nice!
    I'm with everyone else, start at the beginning and nothing will be missed.
    :-)
    Lorna D

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  15. Hi John. You showed me this card last Saturday and I was bowled over. It's lovely on screen, but seeing the real thing it was gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. SueL x

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  16. Good morning John, wow talk about less is more I love this!!!
    The zigzag die looks gorgeous done in pastel colours too!!!
    Yes to using older dies!!! We forget what we've got or at least I do : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

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  17. Morning John,
    A great CAS card, love it.
    Lydia
    X

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  18. Brilliant design, Wouldn't know where to begin on a revisit day, xxx

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  19. What a great card, John. The zigzag die was my favourite from the latest die release.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  20. Eh up John
    Brilliant CAS card and the graduation on the glitters is super.
    With the older die thing, how about you give a choice of 3 older dies and folk comment on which they would like you to use......most votes wins kinda thing?
    Enjoy your workshop.
    Ang x

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  21. Hi John,
    I love today's card it's so different.
    I think Mrs Duck's idea is great about showing older dies again.
    Have a great day at the workshop
    Maggie

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  22. Hi John sorry I can't be with you today had already arranged so.ething before Mandy let me know you were coming. No doubt you will have a good time so safe travels. Really like this die more and more when I see the samples. Love from Jackie xx

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  24. Hi john love the card very clever love the ideas about old dies often put away and forgotten. Have a great day love June Horrocks xxxxx

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  25. Loving this card John , the dies are brilliant!
    XxRuth

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  26. Wow what a stunning card - very modern. I love it.

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  27. Such a striking card today John, very handy idea for those difficult male cards. Love the colours (blue and white again). Thank you

    Lisbeth

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  28. Afternoon John, different looking card today, its still nice though x

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  29. Hi John, It is different - but I absolutely love it !!!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  30. Hi John,
    beautiful card, I love its CAS design. However, looks to me as if you have put A LOT of work into it. I don't like spray glue, won't use it, so I would amend it slightly (make it easier for me LOL)
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Rose

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  31. Afternoon John, hope you are having a wonderful weekend. A very striking card! Love the colours and design.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  32. Lovely card John. I like the colour combination and that zigzag die. :)

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  33. Hi John

    Definitely something different and I really like it, would make a great man card.

    Hugs, T x

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  34. Just love todays card John. Very striking.
    Love Val x

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  35. Hi John this is certainly different for you but lovely nevertheless. Looking forward to what you will do with the cut-away pieces.
    Would love you to re-visit some of the older dies.
    Wendyx

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  36. This is different John. Lovely card.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  37. This is very different for you John, I still love it though!
    Love Nancy xx

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  38. You are so right about it being different for you but it is still fab and I love it.
    There are some cards that are nicest without the flowers and bows and this is
    definately one of them.

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  39. Hi John, you have such a patience. Fab card for the man folk
    What was the very first die out from Sue ?, could be interesting to see. Have fun over Sunday !
    Maria x

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  40. Love the card Live the idea of using older dies I have lots of items that I'd like you to showcase! My first choice would be...Lacy Doiley Accents I bought this set after seeing one of your cards using them Need more ideas please but any of the old ones You never know I might just have it in my collection

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  41. Hi John,
    Lovely card, I really love the different look you have created here, I particularly like the ombre effect.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather

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