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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Lilac Nasturtiums...

Happy Thursday,

More samples form my new stamp release today and another sample made for the Hochanda shows earlier in the week  however this didn't make it to the show.  For some reason this went missing over the weekend so I want able to show it (if you caught the shows you may remember me telling Leonie about this card!)

Today's card is made using the Nasturtium elements clear stamp set and is relatively simple to make.



I stared by drawing round the inside of die number 3 in the double pierced background rectangles deduced by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  Next I took the largest stamp in the set and stamped this over one corner making sure that the edges of the leaves and flowers were stamped over the edge lines.  Next I rotated the piece of foundation card and  stamps the same image over the opposite corner.  I then stamped the sentiment, form the same set, in the centre.

Next I cut out the flowers and leaves that hung over the edge of the drawn line then slid the die in over the card making sure the sections that hung over slipped through to the front of the die ( this is so much easier to show than explain!)  I then cut the die which gave the pierced rectangle but dissent cut the overhang that you pop through to the other dies of the die.  I will try to demo this again as soon as I can or shoot a video on this.  I then coloured the image using my Alcohol markers using different shades and leaving some white areas to make the flowers look more realistic.  I ran a light grey around the edge to give a drop shadow and make the stamped image look like it is coming off the page.


For the background I wet one half of a piece of watercolour card leaving half completely dry.  I then added Purple Violet pixie powder over the wet section and allowed it to soak the colour in where it was wet.  Where the paper is dry the pixie powder doesn't stick or spears leaving an ombre effect where the colour finished and goes to white.  To make this more obvious I added the powder at the bottom edge which means that the colour weakens as it reached the border between wet and dry card.

Hopefully I will find this card somewhere in my stash or craft cave, if not I may have to try to recreate it!

Enjoy...


57 comments:

  1. Morning John gorgeous card today xx

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  2. Morning John, what a beautiful card and gorgeous pixie powder colour.
    Nancyd xx

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  4. Morning John, another stunning card. Really love the techniques used, especially the background.

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  5. Hi John.
    A lovely card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

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  6. Another gorgeous card. Thanks John
    D x

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  7. Hi John, such a lovely card, great colours. Have a great day. Bx

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  8. Hi John.
    Yes another beautiful card.
    Love the flowers and how you have placed them on the card and wow lovely background.
    Delightful!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs.
    Tina T xxxxx

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  9. Hi John
    I hope you enjoyed your holiday I was there the same time as you. A beautiful island.
    A great card shame it's gone missing but at least you have the pictures to recreate it xx

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  10. Hi John
    I think this is the best stamp set of the lot. Loved what you did with your shirt! Very clever.
    Anne M xxx

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  11. Love the whole idea of this card , you MUST find it .)

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  12. Good morning John
    This card is beautiful, love your detailed write up, absolutely gorgeous x x x

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  13. Stunning card, really gorgeous.

    Michele

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  14. I don't often comment although I do always look in.
    I am LOVING this set of stamps. Reminds of "morning glory" flowers that grew over our wall when we lived in Turkey. I loved waking to see those beautiful flowers every morning.
    I have bought the stamps, just need to start using them.
    Loved the shirt,
    Patricia

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  15. Hi John
    Back from holiday to cold U.K. missed your new stamp launch.Must catch up . Love this card.
    Jan

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  16. Hi John,
    Love this card, your flower stamps are beautiful and I love the way that you have them over the edge of the frame. The shading around the edges really works so well.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather

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  17. Hi John
    Love this card and I do like your new stamps they are lovely
    KathyB

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  18. Morning John,
    A stunning card, shame you couldn't find it to demo, here's hoping you find it soon.
    Enjoy your day
    Maggie

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  19. Good morning John. Such a pretty card in a lovely colour. Hope it shows up soon.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  20. Love this, John. I am sure the card will turn up some time!

    Anne (Northampton)

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  21. Loving the colour and stamps on this card. Luv jxxx

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  22. Hi John,
    It's singing to me - LOVELY RICH blues, stamps are gorgeous.
    Hugs, Rose

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  23. Hi John, Great card, I love your new stamp set. The colours are lovely, so rich. Trying to get to grips with the pixie powders, I know the theory but just can get it right. Love Rosemarie x

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  24. Hi John
    A gorgeous card, lovely colours and beautiful stamps.
    B xx

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  25. Another beautiful card John, really enjoyed your shows

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  26. Stunning card John loved on your show
    Thank you

    Love June Horrocksxxxx

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  27. Good Morning John, I so agree with you trying to explain the out of the die procedure its a hell of a lot easier to show it. This is a stunning card and shows of the flowers beautifully, I love how youve coloured them to. hugs Shirleyxxxx Cant wait for my stamps to arrive to have a play.

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  28. Absolutely stunning card John, gorgeous colours and blooms, your whole design is so beautiful, Kate x

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  29. Hi John
    Beautiful card, I love your shading in the flowers.

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  30. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.
    Lydia
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  31. Morning John, Wow what a fantastic card, the flowers are fabulous stamps and the way you have coloured them make them come to life, gorgeous.

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

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  32. This is a great card, John - love the colour combination.
    Sue Mac

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  33. Lovely card. The stamped flowers look beautiful. Really enjoyed the shows and your stamped shirt was great!

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  34. WOW John, I love the shading you've done on there flowers they look so real, like you've used pressed flowers.
    Have a great day xx

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  35. Hi John

    Love the graduation on the shading, it's a very pretty card

    Smiles :)

    June

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  36. So gorgeous John, reminds me of the morning glory on the Lemon Tree Road up by Moncayo market. xxx

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  37. Hi John, These stamps are just lovely. I am trying to get my brain to follow your out of die technique,so far with little success.I guess the only way is to experiment.However another super example of your work Love Barbara D xxx

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  38. Blue Morning Glory immediately sprang to mind when I saw this. It grows wild around a friend's farm in Kentucky and is far prettier than our pernicious weed. Lovely card. Look forward to seeing the video of the overlapping technique although didn't you do something similar once before on TV.

    Teresa

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  39. Hi John, This card is beautiful, I adore the Nasturtiums stamps set, especially the card you made with the large stamp and made it into a sort of square by stamping it 4 times and cutting it out.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  40. Lovely card john x the stamping and colouring is beautiful x
    Theresa w x

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  41. Hi John. Fab card and fab colouring. Can't wait for my stamps to arrive. SueL x

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  42. Beautiful card John I haven't watched the video of your shows yet I hope to watch them tonight hugs Johanna

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  43. Beautiful card John I haven't watched the video of your shows yet I hope to watch them tonight hugs Johanna

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  44. Beautiful card John. Lovely flowers and
    background is great even if I'm not so
    keen of the pixie puff, too messy ;-)
    hugs Maria x

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  45. Stunning card today John. Really beautiful colouring on the flowers, but mostly I love the really clever technique you have used with the pixie powders on the background.

    Lisbeth

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  46. Absolutely beautiful, i love the stamp and the beautiful colours you have used.

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  47. Hi John what a beautiful card. I think if I'd been around I would have given it a new home.
    Wendyx

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  48. Eh up John
    The vibrancy of this is so stunning. Really brings the flowers to life. Beautiful!
    Ang x

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  49. Hi John this is a stunning card the stamps are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  50. Gorgeous I understood the description! I think Julia has shown this technique ages ago "out of the die" I'd love to see it again because when I try I must cut in the wrong place or too far in
    Beautiful colours

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  51. Hi John
    Another stunner today. Wish we could see this technique again.

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  52. Beautiful card John, your flowers are gorgeous. Pat x

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  53. Hi John

    I love purple and I think the stamps are stunning. Watching from afar at the moment but still love what you do. I will try and be back soon.

    Big hugs, T x

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  54. Gorgeous card John. Must put these stamps on my wish list. They are a must have.

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  55. Super beautiful card. Love it! PLEASE do a video on this card. Your new stamps are awesome! I am enjoying watching you on Hochanda. I am learning so many techniques from you. Thank you for sharing your tips and ideas.

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