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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Designed for me...

Happy Wednesday,





Well I have to admit that this die form the new range by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions wasn't designed for me however I just like to think it was as its perfect for me and my crafting.  I have already made so many cards with this one however I wanted to show this card that was the first I made as it just jumped out a me!










I stared this by cutting the shadow box stitched lattice background into periwinkle foundation card to make the first layer/.  next I cut the same lattice form coconut white foundation card, I then placed the die back into the cut area further along to extend the panel.  Next I offset the whole under the blue to create the argyle pattern shown.  Next I added a 3mm white pearl to the centre of each diamond lattice which, whilst time consuming, really highlights the beautiful stitch lines of the pattern.







Next I cut a coconut white stitched frame using the largest and smallest double stitched frames that come in the set and foam mounted this over the  lattice pattern.  I added a periwinkle backing layer and placed this onto an embossed layer, embossed with the Blossom Brocade A4 embossing folder, I highlighted the embossing with the Pearl Lustre metallic gilding polish ( this is so easy to use and quick really good if you have spent 10 minutes sticking on pearls lol)


I next cut the detail and outline dies from the Gillian frames and tags set and backed this with the periwinkle. I studded this with pearls and made up three of the elegant poppies in coconut white shaded with Clear Day Colour Cloud Blending ink.  I cut three centres and shaded these in the same way before adding these, with another pearl, in the centre of each flower and arranging these on the Gillian.

I stamped the sentiment in the colour cloud and cut it out with the medium sized pierced flags die.  I added some of the lace edged leaves a few layers of the periwinkle and coconut white and finished.

Enjoy...

59 comments:

  1. Hi John, absolutely stunning card love the way you have made the background and the Gillian die Is gorgeous.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Lovely card John - stunning. I love this die too.

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  3. Hi John A brilliant card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

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  4. Love this die ,def on the must get list

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  5. Hi John
    Very clever indeed. Love it

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  6. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours and the new dies thank you tracyw

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  7. The card looks great John. What a lot of pearls!
    Jan
    Northampton

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  8. Hi John. Love everything about this card, those poppies are gorgeous. Sue XXX

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  9. Hi John,
    Great card today. Good combination of dies and what a lot of pearls!
    Anne M xxx

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  10. Hi John, a fabulous card showing what ahs to be one of my favourite dies. Have a great day. Bx

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  11. Morning John,
    A stunning card today, I was just wondering what to make first with this die set which I bought yesterday. Now I know.
    Thanks for the inspiration you have given me
    Maggie

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  12. WOW-stunning card, love everything about this!!

    Michele

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  13. Beautiful Card John, love what you did with the offsetting, the flowers are perfect, only problem I have is that I can't read your sentiment, it's not showing up on my screen, only the feintest of markings to show there is something there.

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  14. Morning John, hope you are keeping well. Really lovely card today, a lot more work to this one than you originally see (thats a lot of pearls!), the flowers and sentiment finish it perfectly. lots of love, Leanne xx

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  15. Hi John
    Tremendous Card I Love All The Pearls!!!!
    Hugs From Sam x

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  16. This is just so fab, I love the trellis effect and the colours. What more can I say! Luv jxxx

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  17. Good morning John great minds think a like I have ordered the lattice and the poppies they are just so gorgeous. Your card is stunning. I can't wait for my dies to arrive. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  18. Beautiful card , love the flowers and of course the pearls.
    Elaine H X

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  19. Hi John
    A great card. I love how you've featured the trellis. It's good to see the poppies, I'm looking forward to seeing them in a demo.
    B xx

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  20. Morning John,
    This is a pretty card although time consuming putting on all the pearls, they make it pop.
    Love the colours and the pierced circles are so different.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

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  21. Hi John, funnily enough this was the first die I was drawn to. Beautiful card, what a lot of patience putting on all those pearls, but worth it, Rosemarie x

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  22. Beautiful card John...I bet you were cross-eyed after putting all those pearls on!
    Carol

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  23. So gorgeous Jhon, I have this die and love the way you have stacked it, will use this idea today. xxxx
    Ps, love the shirt you wore on the mixed media show, just catching up with it now. xxx

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  24. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, love the doubled lattice background.
    Lydia
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  25. Eh up John
    This is truly and undoubtedly a "John" card.
    Great amount of pearlage and outstanding design. Fantastico!
    Ang x

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  26. This is very "you", John. I love the way you have mounted the flowers on the Gillian die.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  27. Hi John,
    So Beautiful!!!
    :-) Lorna D

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  28. Morning John. I loved this die as soon as I saw it because I thought it had so many possibilities. I love what you have done with it and I particularly like the embellishments. Great colours - blue and white again!!!

    Lisbeth

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  29. Love this beauty John it's stunning so many colours to choose from love it thank you John xxx
    June Horrocks xxxx

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  30. Hi John. Perfect die for me too, a lovely card. SueL x

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  31. Love that one. Such a beautiful card.

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  32. This is spectacular John. Absolutely love it.
    Love Val x

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  33. Hi John,
    JUST BEAUTIFUL - can't say any more.
    Hugs, Rose

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  34. Morning John, gosh late this morning as had to go to the wound clinic to have my clips out, and boy did that hurt, the first 3 that they had put in were done upside down and twisted, did I scream, talk about being a woose..............anyway it is done now thank goodness.

    Now as to todays card well it is flippin gorgeous, I did purchase the die you have used and am so pleased that I did, (can't lift the G Calibre or anything for 6 weeks, will see if hubby can put it on my table). Anyway I am loving the card, gorgeous.

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

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  35. Oh John this is absolutely gorgeous I just love every single element to it. I don't think I could 'give away' so many pearls unless it was for someone extra special. Can't wait to see your other makes with Sue's new beautiful collection.
    Have a good day xx

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  36. These are my absolute favourite dies from the new range, although I think that this is the best collection that Sue has brought out. I am gradually adding them to my collection of Sue's dies. I love this card John it is great.Regards Heather

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  37. Hi John

    A stunning card, so love the design and the gorgeous shade of blue

    Smiles

    June

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  38. Gorgeous card today John. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  39. Hi John, just love this card, a lovely colour, another must have die for the collection.

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  40. I agree with you about the die - I will have to have it !! So useful and you have made a stunning card with it.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

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  41. Gorgeous card John, I love anything trellis so this one will be on my wish list.

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  42. OMG! This is absolutely stunning This lattice die is on my wish list! I have a SB lattice die and would never have thought to cut two and off set one So guess what I'll be trying later

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  43. I think this lattice die is going to become a firm favourite. Lovely card. I too cannot rad the sentiment ...... but then it might be due to having s second cataract done this morning and being unable to get reading glasses over the plastic shield I have to wear today. Regardless, I do like this card.

    T

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  44. This is a beautiful creation John.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Hi John, love this card so pretty and the Lattice Die is fabulous and a must have die.
    Wendyx

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  46. Stunning and loving the lattice die.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  47. Such a lovely card! I love the double layer background...so unique. It adds such detail to your card. Have a lovely day John.

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  48. Stunning John, I love this lattice die too. Its on my forever growing wish list.

    Love & hugs
    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  49. This card is stunning, lattice die and flowers ard beautiful.

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  50. Hi John, This card is absolutely stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  51. Hi John
    This card has the real wow factor X X X

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  52. Hi John
    this card is so stunning I love the way you have off set the lattice die in different colours, it looks so fab and with the pearls added.
    Love your delicate flower too.

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  53. Love the look of this new die and your card is gorgeous John. Pat x

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  54. This really has the WOW! factor John! x

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  55. Hi John, love, love love this card, stunning and the colors are gorgeous

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  56. A stunning card john I was thinking of buying this die but I wasn't sure if I would use it a lot xx

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  57. What a gorgeous card John. Have to say I think this is my favourite die set from the recent launch. Great for guys cards.

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  58. This is stunning, love this new die...a must have....beautiful card...luv Ursula xx

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