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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Herbs Away...

Happy Wednesday,

Another sneak peak from my new Autumn relate as well as sample and demo cards form Tomorrows launch shows on Hochanda!  I thought I would show another demo card this time using my favourite stamp from the Herb Elements set ( and I have to admit one of my Favourite plants) the lavender.

This is a simple stamping job with just one stamp used for the whole card ( excl the sentiment which is on the same set)  I stamped the lavender in the pot and coloured it using archival pigment ink pads and Distress markers for the flowers.  I then masked off an area across a square of coconut white foundation card and used the lavender in the pot to stamp across the card.  The masked area allowed me to exclude the pot making it look like a filed of the flowers.

A simple set off layers and a sentiment and done.

This will be a demo on Hochanda on Thursday so tune in if you want to see how exactly this was made.

Enjoy...

40 comments:

  1. Morning John, loving your card this morning, can't wait to see your demo's xx

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  2. Morning John, a beautiful clean and simple card love it.
    Nancyd xx

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  3. Morning John
    I love this card.
    Simple but just perfect. I wish I could colour stamped card like you do. Mine always ends up garish. Must practice more lol.
    Looking forward to seeing your demos tomorrow.
    Maggie

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  4. Morning John, oh yes, love this set, Lavender is my favourite flower too as well as the lily of the valley which you did earlier in the year, see great minds think alike.

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

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  5. Hello John, this card is really lovely, such a fab design, and the lavender stamp is beautiful. Good luck with the shows. Bx

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  6. Hello John
    A perfect simple card really lovely.
    Jan

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  7. Good morning John and crafters all,
    Love the aspect of this card. The lavender in the pot as a topper looks brilliant and would go well with the Sheena Douglas dies - in a Country Garden with a trug, trowel , fork and plant pots.
    Looking forward to Hochanda shows.
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

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  8. Love these cards John, this lavender stamp makes a lovely card so clean and simple yet beautiful. Joycex

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  9. Hi John. WOW WOW WOW ! Gorgeous stamps. I love this sample, clean, simple but so effective. Can't wait to see what else you have for us to salivate over, the little black box is straining under the weight of all the Sue/Phill/John and CE shows but there is enough space on the % bar to save a few more programs as well as watch of course !
    Hope you have a good day and now settled in your new home and craft cave xx

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  10. Good Morning John, such a beautiful card, will be watching the shows to see the technique used. Marion S x

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  11. This is one of my favourite styles of card, coupled with my favourite flower, what a winner!
    Jan
    Northampton

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  12. Simply beautiful John, lovely image and design, Kate x 😉

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  13. Simply beautiful John, lovely image and design, Kate x 😉

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  14. Hi John.
    Beautiful thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  15. Love this card & stamp. Would be such a useful set for so many occasions.

    Michele

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  16. Hi John
    A great card, simple idea but so effective. Looking forward to your shows.
    B xx

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  17. Hi John
    A really pretty card. Everyone loves lavendar. Looking forward to the show.
    Anne M xxx

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  18. This is my type of card, John. Absolutely beautiful.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  19. Hi John. Another really great card. I love lavender and have a huge bush in my garden. I have started harvesting and drying it to use as lavender bags which I often pop into a special card. Love Rosemarie X X

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  20. Gorgeous Very effective idea masking off the pot Even I might be able to do this one, you know I don't do stamping!

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  21. Morning John,
    Lovely card, love the stamp
    Lydia
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  22. Absolutely stunning card
    Wish my lavender would grow like this. !!!
    Carol

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  23. Pretty card with a very stamp. My lavender bushes have been rampant as always loving the dry soil and direct sun of my front garden; the flowers are going over now but the bees are still buzzing madly trying to get the last bits of nectar. I love just standing there watching them to the bemusement of passengers in passing buses!!

    T

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  24. Hi John beautiful card love your stamping looking forward to your show thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

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  25. Hi John,
    such a lovely CAS card. Just beautiful.
    Hugs, Rose

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  26. Good Morning John wow you really have created some beautiful cards and these stamps are just perfect for this time of the year, looking forward to watching your demos. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  27. Hi John. Lovely design for the card today, although I would have to admit that I am not such a fan of the visual effects of the lavender plant I can understand why you would like it so much.

    Lisbeth

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  28. Eh up John
    Love the look of lavender but hate the smell lol! (Grannys undies drawer flashbacks lol!)
    Gorgeous card and your colouring looks great.
    Bake Off tonight and you tomorrow and Friday........what a terrific end to the week!
    Ang x

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  29. Lovely fresh looking card - very pretty.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

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  30. Hi John

    I love today's card. The colouring is stunning

    June x

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  31. Beautiful card John and the masking makes a lovely border. Love from Jackie xx

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  32. STUNNING!!!! yes I meant to shout!! WOW xx

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  33. Beautiful card John, love the Lavender stamp, one for the collection I think.
    Wendyx

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  34. Hi John, love the pot with the lavender stamp. Sweet card
    Maria x

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  35. I'm with you loving the lavender plant. I have a lavender hedge in my front garden. It's just going over now and I hate the job of cutting it back. The bees hate me doing it also! SueL x

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  36. John have i told you lately how clever and talented you are.
    This is absolutely brilliant, i thought on first look
    that it was one big stamp but i am so wrong.
    Definately on my list and have booked the TV so i can watch your shows lol.

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  37. Hi John
    Love today's card and also yesterday's. Love the new set of stamps and looking forward to your shows which as usual in recording.

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  38. Lovely card john x the stamp is gorgeous and really looking forward to the shows x
    Theresa w x

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  39. Lovely card John. Love lavender. Hoping I can watch your shows if I am at my son's. Don't seem to be able to watch on my iPad. Think it must be my internet. Thank you for sharing.

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