Thursday, 3 March 2016

Stamped in blue (again)...

Happy Thursday,

An almost fully stamped card today with just a couple of die cuts!  I thought you might like to see some of the flourishes from the Daisy Everyday Sentiment set.  Also the versatility of the Daisy square background.

I stared by stamping the daisy square background in cobalt archival ink onto bright white foundation card.  I cut this out using one of the Double pierced square dies from set A.  I matted this with a thin layer of cobalt foundation card.

Next I cut 2 of the frames and tags die dainty oval frame one in cobalt and one in bright white amen matted these together to make a shadow.

I stamped the Thank Ou from the daisy trail elements set in the centre of the oval and added two of the solid daisies, from the everyday sentiments set, on each side.  I finished the daisies with cosmic pearl PVA dimensional glue.

I added a bow made of seam binding in cobalt over the stamped square and added the dainty frames over this.

For the background I cut a larger square of bright white card and stamped 4 of the flourishes, again from the everyday sentiment set, coming from each corner and matted this piece with more of the cobalt.  A few layers of white and cobalt and finished a card that could be easily scaled down for smaller cards.

I will be demoing a similar card to this on Hochanda on Monday or Tuesday next week with my One Day Special.



  1. Morning John, a beautiful card and nice to see a lot of stamping like we used to do before the dies became so intricate.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours and the dies and the stamps thanks tracyw

  3. Hi John.
    Another winner Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  4. Hi John,
    Truly Beautiful Card This Morning I Love Erverything About It, It's Stunning Thanks For Sharing.....
    Hugs From Sam xxx
    ✂️ Carry On Creating ✂️

  5. Hi John,
    This is a really beautiful card. Great colours and of course your stamps are ace!
    Anne M xxx

  6. Morning John, your card is simply stunning xx

  7. Good morning John,
    This card is beautiful, stamping in blue is not as harsh as black. Well your stamping mat is now for sale thanks to Phil Martins show last night.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  8. Beautiful card, really lovely.


  9. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card the stamps are beautiful. I hope the prep for your TV shows is going well. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  10. Morning John, I like this card especially as cobalt is such a lovely colour but the stamps look gorgeous on here, got a question though, when you say bright white foundation card is that something different to the coconut white foundation card that Sue uses, or could it b e the glossy white card, only I didn't know they did a bright white card.

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

  11. I love all the daisies, John. Great colour.

  12. Hi John, a really lovely card, beautiful stamping and the flowers are brilliant. Have a great day. Bx

  13. Morning John,
    This card is stunning, I love it the cobalt blue makes it stand out.
    I must get some more foundation card, need to wait until I get paid though.
    Thanks for sharing

  14. Lovely card ,great stamps and i love the blue.
    Elaine H X

  15. Lovely card. I like these stamps. I even like the bow!!!!!


  16. Hi John,
    A really beautiful card, I love the stamps and looking forward to seeing your shows on hochanda.
    Thanks for sharing,

  17. Just loving the stamps and the card. So looking forward to the shows. Luv jxxx

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  19. Morning John,
    A lovely card, love the stamps.

  20. Hi John
    A lovely card, love the daisy stamps. More hochanda demos to look forward to - brilliant.
    B xx

  21. Very pretty card John another winning set of stamps love from Jackie xx

  22. Lovely card today John, so nice to see some stamping. I really love the daisies (as I keep telling Sue Wilson) so it looks as though this set will be finding its way into my crafty stash.
    P.s. I bet you didn't realise the daisy square background is up-side down on the card:-)


  23. This is absolutely gorgeous John! I love seeing your cards as I love Sue's dies and also love stamping. Perfect! x

  24. Lovely card, John and really pretty stamped images. Great colour too

  25. This card is lovely John. Thank you so much for all the inspiration.
    Sue Mac

  26. Hi john a stunning card John thank you so much
    June Horrocks xxxx

  27. Gorgeous card John, I love everything about it. Hugs Johanna

  28. Gorgeous card John, I love everything about it. Hugs Johanna

  29. Hi John, beautiful card , love the colour blue you've used, the stamps, dies - just everything.
    Hugs, Rose

  30. Hello John

    What a gorgeous card and love anything blue!

    The daisy stamps are beautiful and I am looking forward to seeing your One Day Special next week.

    Lol Barbara W xx

  31. Another beautiful card and loving the stamps.
    Linda xxx

  32. Stunning card John, so pleased you are coming to Leeds in March. I will be there. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

  33. Good morning John,just stunning!!! I love it!!! Can't wait!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  34. great card and stamps,Laura O

  35. Hi John, Stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  36. Hi John, this is stunning and I really love the stamps.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your shows and wonderful demos

  37. Eh up John
    A delightful card, showcasing your stamps beautifully.......whichever way you look at it ;-)
    Ang x

  38. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing it.