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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Sweet Summer Flowers...

Happy Tuesday,

I thought that after such a nice day yesterday weather wise and as an antidote to the Christmas cards over the weekend I would show a card today using the Sweet Summer stamp to die for that matches the Belgian collection Antwerp die by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  Hopefully the bright yellow and soft blue will invoke sunny clear blue days to come this month!
I stared this card by stamping the sweet summer stamp in watering can archival ink.  I then coloured the flowers and foliage using my watercolour pencils shading the flowers with different shades of yellow then going over the tip to blend these using my water brush.  I coloured the leaves in 2 shades of green but didn't water cover these to give mire definition.  Next I painted around the flowers using a soft blue which I shaded by adding the colour to a scrap piece of card and picked top the colour with the water brush to give a softer feel.  Finally I ran all around the border with a darker blue.
Next  cut the stamp to with the Antwerp die to make the frame and inserted a primrose foundation card centre cut with the centre section of the same die. adding a sentiment using the smallest pierced flags die.  I hand cut the matts on the flag and attached this under the frame and shaped this over the front.

Finally I added a panel embossed with the real checker board em,bossing panel which I embossed whilst the card was in the double pierced backgrounds rectangle die so that I maintained the piercing around the edge.  A few layers of blue and primrose and a bow and finished.

A light summery card for, Hopefully, a light summery day!

Enjoy...


46 comments:

  1. Morning John, it's a beautiful card today, it's in keeping with the weather xx

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  2. Morning John, it's a beautiful card today, it's in keeping with the weather xx

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  3. Morning John, a very pretty card our weather has been gorgeous for weeks now at last a summer in Scotland.
    Nancyd xx

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  4. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw x

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  5. Hi John,
    Nice and sunny ! Love it.
    Anne M xxx

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  6. Hi John
    A sunny card for a sunny day. Great.
    Jan

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  7. Hi John.
    Thank you a very pretty card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  8. Morning John, such a pretty card today, and I can almost hear the bees buzzing around the beautiful flowers, such amazing colours.

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

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  9. Hi John. A very summery offering, beautiful! How have I missed this gorgeous stamp? Have a great day! Sue x

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  10. Morning John,
    Yes a sunny card for a sunny day.
    Love how you have painted the flowers and your choice of card colours is very clever.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

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  11. A beautiful sunny card. Even on a cold winters day this would bring back memories of summer

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  12. Hi John
    Stunning Card I Love Stamps That Match Sue's Dies...
    Hugs From Sam

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  13. Hi John, a really lovely bright and summery card, love the stamped image. Have a great day. Bx

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  14. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love the colours they do remind me of a summer's day. The stamp is beautiful. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  15. Beautiful card, perfect for the very sunny days we're having at the moment.

    Michele

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  16. Hi John, beautiful colours and design, love the floral stamping around the frame,and the summery colours, Kate x

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  17. A bright and cheerful card John.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  18. Morning John, This is a lovely summery card, I'm loving your stamping and colouring.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  19. Morgan's John,
    A lovely card today, I love the colours you have used on the stamp.
    have a great day
    Maggie

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  20. Good morning John Patricia has echoed my thoughts the stamp makes a lovely summery card. Love from Jackie xx

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  21. As you say John, a lovely summery card. SueL x

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  22. Just love the yellow card it brings out the summery feel. Luv jxxx

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  23. Just love the yellow card it brings out the summery feel. Luv jxxx

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  24. Morning John,
    Lovely card.
    Lydia
    X

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  25. Hi John
    A lovely fresh summery colour tone card, constructed so well X X X

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  26. Hi John, what a pretty card this stamp makes. Very summery.
    Love Val xxx

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  27. Beautiful card today John the flowers are so preety thank you
    Love. June Horrocks xxxxx

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  28. This is so pretty, John. Love the colours.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  29. Good Morning John well at 7am it was lovely and sunny and promised to be a hot day, now the sun has gone and hubby says its going to rain later today, what fun. Stunning card this morning and I agree that is such a pretty combination blue and yellow and it certainly does make you feel warm inside. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  30. Beautiful card John, love the combination of yellow and blue together, so pretty.

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  31. Love the colours, beautiful
    Carol

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  32. Eh up John
    That frame of colour against the simple background is a Summery delight.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  33. A lovely summery card John, got me reaching for my shorts and heading to the garden! Wonderful choice of colours.

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  34. Morning.
    This sings Summer beauty through and through. Don't forget the sun screen for those legs Stephen or should I say scream ?
    Have a good productive day John xx

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  35. Beautiful beautiful card today John the colours are fantastic,lovely and summer -y, hugs abound to all Johanna

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  36. Hi John. What lovely summery colours for today's card - it is a pity the same can't be said of the weather outside although it does look as though the sun is trying to break through at the moment. A nice splash of colour against the white background really makes the frame pop. Love the embossing folder that you have used.

    Lisbeth

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  37. Hi John, a very pretty summery card, what is not to like.
    Wemdux

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  38. Lovely card john x pretty stamp and coloured beautifully x
    Theresa w x

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  39. This card matches the lovely summer day we are having.
    Thank you John,
    Sue Mac

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  40. Beautiful card John, love the colours (little bit swedish)
    Cats and dogs and thunder at the moment so this card made me feel happier. Thank you
    Maria x

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  41. A very bright and cheerful card. Judging by the black cloud moving north Maria's cats and dogs and thunder are on its way here at the moment!

    T

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  42. Hi John,
    A lovely bright and sunny card, love blue and yellow together.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather

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  43. Beautiful colours lovely and cheerful

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  44. As Karen says this is lovely and cheerful. Thank you for sharing this.

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  45. Lovely colours for this card

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