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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Classic Elegance...

Happy Thursday,

Today's card is one I made to highlight Sue Wilson's stunning paper pad the Classic Elegance collection.  I was lucky enough to get a copy of the Pad at the trade show launch and this is the card I made to show this off.

I stared by cutting the wisteria coloured pattern into a 6 x 6 square.  Next I cut a panel from the centre.  I cut the outline die form the Melbourne die set form the centre of this square.  I then cut a larger mat of bright white card and cut the filigree section from the Melbourne set.  I then backed this with the reverse of the paper ( using the section cut form the main square)





Next I cut the centre die in the set with the filigree onto which I had stamped the sentiment and shaded around the die cut using violet haze colour cloud blending ink.  I then threaded thin raisin ribbon around this shape and added some white PVA dimensional pearl drops around this.





I cut some of the complete pearl sweetheart flowers form scraps of the patterned paper and made up the flowers using the open petals cut in white card.  I arranged these around the centre panel along with some of the lace edged leaves shaded with the colour cloud.

I finished the piece by adding layers of the patterned paper, coconut white and amethyst foundation card and decadent grape PVA dimensional glue pearl dots.

Hopefully you will agree this is a classic use of the elegance paper lol

Enjoy...

46 comments:

  1. Morning John, beautiful card today x

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  2. Morning John, oh yes the papers are fantastic (I ended up buying 3 of the pads) and this wisteria card really does do it justice, I like the way you have reversed the paper for the backing and inside the die too. Brilliant.

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

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  3. Hi John Thank you another great card.
    Take care Kitty.

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  4. Beautiful card for today John

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  5. Hi John, a very elegant card, lovely colours, and a great layout, one of my favourites with the flowers to one side. Have a great day. Bx

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  6. Morning John,
    A beautiful elegant card today, I love the colours you have chosen too.
    Have a great day
    Maggie

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  7. Hi John,
    Yes this is a beautiful card. I to managed to get the paper pad and the colours so suttle and designs oh so pretty.
    Love the way you have worked both paper and dies - grrrrrrrt!!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

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  8. What a beautiful card John. Love cards made using the different designs of one shade of paper.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  9. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love the paper you have used I bet the pad has sold out. The dies are amazing too. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  10. Hi John, a beautiful card and the papers are very pretty.
    Nancyd xx

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  11. WOW-a truly beautiful card, really gorgeous.

    Michele

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  12. Lovely card John. I managed to get Sue's paper pad, love the way you have used it. E erything tones in. Which is what I like. Love Rosemarie x x

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  13. Hi John
    A gorgeous, gorgeous card. I love the colours and papers and everything - just gorgeous!
    B xx

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  14. Hi John,
    ABSOLOUTELY GORGEOUS! Love it!
    Anne M xxx

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  15. Oh John this is absolutely beautiful. I just love everything about it. Unfortunately like your paper pad and Phill's I can't use any of Sue's either lol I don't want to part even with the tiniest corner let alone a full piece even if they do enhance a project, I don't know what will make me take the plunge lol.
    Have a happy day John xx

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  16. This really does show Sue's papers off to their best, John. A beautiful card.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  17. Beautiful classic, elegant card John Thanks for tips re the gilding polishes by the way x

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  18. Hi John
    This is s stunning card, fabulous X X X

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  19. Very pretty card. Love the idea of using patterned paper for making flowers,; why I stick to plain card I do not know!!

    T

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  20. Really pretty card and shows off the paper well. I too should use papers more often! Luv jxxx

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  21. How elegant this card is. Love the paper pad and the colours - stunning.
    Thank you,
    Sue Mac

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  22. I love that. A very classy card John. Sue's paper pad is beautiful, and so is yours - I love using them.

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  23. Elegance is certainly the right name for this paper. Your card is just stunning as usual. Pat x

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  24. Gorgeous card John and I must admit that this pad of Sue's helps me get my mats and layers level and I need all the help I can get!
    SueL x

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  25. Absolutely beautiful John, you made great use of that pad of paper.
    I am still waiting to get my hands on your quarterly (3 months) stamps. I have Dec, Jan, and Feb, but can't find Mar, Ap and May!!!

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  26. Eh up John
    Anything in this colour is a winner for me but this is a gorgeous design too.
    A real bobby dazzler!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  27. Beautiful card love the paper, flowers and everything about it.
    WOW
    Jan

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  28. Stunning card John love the papers and the flowers xxxxthank you
    Love June horrocks xxx

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  29. As usual John a stunning card. Just love the papers.
    Love Val x

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  30. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, love it.
    Lydia
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  31. Hi John,
    as you said - classic elegance. It's a beautiful card. Love the paper.
    Hugs, Rose

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  32. Morning John what a fabulous card, love the paper pack, will look great sitting next to your paper pack, but like you I don't like to use them as they are so pretty.
    Wendyx

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  33. Hi John,
    Tremendous Card
    Hugs From Sam xxx

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  34. Hi John

    Love today's card. The colours are beautiful, it's a truly pretty and elegant card

    Smiles

    June x

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  35. WOW Love it & its purple :-)
    Terri xx

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  36. Hi John, Truly beautiful and I adore the shape of these flowers.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  37. Stunning John, love the beautiful flowers.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  38. Lovely card John....luv Ursula x

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  39. Good afternoon John,
    What a beautiful card you have made with the wisteria coloured patterned paper and card, so pretty. The card looked like shades of blue and it is only on reading through the details that i discovered that it wasn't. I love how you have put the amethyst coloured card to hint at the colour but it just pops the wisteria and white out and makes it look so beautiful. Thank you John for a gorgeous card that is so pretty,
    crafty hugs
    Norah McPhee

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  40. Stunning card today John. I love the way you have used the dark card, ribbon and pearl PVA glue as accents which break up the colour of the paper panels.

    Lisbeth

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  41. Love this card today John. Thank you for sharing this.

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  42. My sort of card John absolutely beautiful. Shows the gorgeous paper off to a tee

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  43. fab card made with fab dies ,Laura O

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  44. This is gorgeous John, I have the paper pad and the die and I hope you
    don't mind if I try and re create this card as it is my freinds birthday soon
    and I know she will love it.

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