Monday, 29 August 2016

Shaded Trees...

Happy Monday,

Today I am demoing at Mountain Ash Crafts in Stourbridge so pop along if your around and need some entertaining on a Bank Holiday!

I thought I would share the original card That I was going to demo on my Hochanda shows last week.  However as we sold out of the colour clouds so quickly I changed the demo and thought it would be good to explain this one through instead.

I stared by shading a piece of coconut white foundation card in an ombre effect.  I used Natural Rosewood across the top.  Next I shaded from this to lighter using sunlit cedar.  Finally I shaded the final third of the card using Decadent Bamboo, this is a fabulous colour as it is brown or green depending on the light.

Next I embossed the piece using the silhouette tree pin point embossing folder.  I then ended lightly over the top to make the dots show in the original white.


Next I embossed a piece of dark roast coffee foundation card with the same folder. I then cut the embossed tree out using a pair of scissors ( this takes about 4 minutes so isn't as difficult as you would think)

I added the tree over the embossed panel using spray glue and added a stamped tag ( using the sentiment from the Autumn Wreath elements clear stamp set) and shaded around this using the colour cloud.

I stamped some of the leaves form the same set on card i had shaded with colour cloud and cut these out to form a focus around the tag.

Enjoy...

41 comments:

  1. Morning John, today's card is beautiful, stay safe x

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  2. Good morning John and crafters all,
    I watched the version you did on Hochanda and absolutely love the colours of the original. Thank you for sharing!!!!
    Lucky folk of Stourbridge having a demo day with you!
    Love and crafty hugs ,
    Tina T xxxx

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  3. Morning John, yes I like this style much better, how great it looks with the colouring in the background but also adding the cut out tree to the front, yes you have cracked this one for me.

    Enjoy yourself at Stourbridge, I bet it will be busy.


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

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  4. Morning John, a beautiful card love the colours.
    Nancyd xx

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  5. Beautiful John , love the colours. Joyce x

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  6. Hi John.
    Another lively card thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  7. Hi John
    That is a beautiful effect. Love it and will try it soon.
    Anne M xxx

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  8. Morning John, beautiful card. Watched you cut out the tree on Hochanda and it really adds to the overall effect.
    Marion S x

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  9. Great card, love the background.

    Michele

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  10. Wonderful piece of work, and colours, Kate x 😉

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  11. This looks so realistic with the cut out tree. Have a good day.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  12. Hi John
    This tree must be my next purchase. Really great card.
    Jan

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  13. This is so effective, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  14. Good morning John this is a stunning card. The tree looks very dramatic it was worth the effort to cut it out. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  15. Love this card John very dramatic colours are great and the cut out tree
    Brill thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

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  16. Morning John,
    Just gorgeous.
    Lydia
    X

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  17. This card is simply stunning John.
    Love Valxxx

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  18. Hi John,
    I LOVE that card, and will have a go at cutting that tree (it'll take me longer than 4 minutes though, you can bet your life on it :-) ).
    Hugs, Rose

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  19. Fabulous card John. Have fun today. Xx

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  20. Good Morning John a very clever idea, love the whole design. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  21. Hi John, this is so pretty, love the colours, not sure my cutting out would be as good as yours though!!! Love Rosemarie X

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  22. Wonderful card john and I love that chocolate card, xxx

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  23. Hi John. Love the colours of today's card. I wouldn't have thought about cutting out the tree as I would have assumed it would be too fiddly but you have convinced me it is worth the effort.

    Lisbeth

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  24. Good morning John and hope you have a good demo day today. Not sure I would cut the tree out so well but it looks so good against the background. Love from Jackie xx

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  25. Hi John, wow this card is fab. I love the embossing folder, and you colour combo is brilliant. Have a great day with the demos. Bx

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  26. Hello John. Wow! A stunning card. Gorgeous colours, love the embossing and the tree. Crafty hugs. Fatima

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  27. Hello John. Wow! A stunning card. Gorgeous colours, love the embossing and the tree. Crafty hugs. Fatima

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  28. Hi John

    I love this embossing folder by Sue and your take on it is fab!

    June x

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  29. Morning John,
    Wow I love this card and yesterday's (didn't get a chance to comment yesterday)
    I'm going to have to get this embossing folder.
    Enjoy your day
    Maggie

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  30. Hi John,
    such a very super designed card, and it's really stunning and very lovely.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  31. Hi John, Love this colourways, great card. SueL x

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  32. Fantastic card john x love the colourway and definately worth the time cutting out the tree its beautiful x
    Theresa w x

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  33. Hello John,
    Lovely card - and rather unusual which I like. Very effective.
    Thanks
    Love Myra

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  34. Eh up John
    I wouldn't have the patience you have to cut the tree lol!
    Love the ombre background.
    Ang x

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  35. Lovely card John. Love the colour palette also
    Wendyx

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  36. Lovely card John. Love the colour palette also
    Wendyx

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  37. Love the card John. Sorry I'm so late leaving a comment- out early this morning and it's been a very long day.
    D x

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  38. Gorgeous card John. Watched you doing the other one day n Hochanda. Bern trying to get this EF. Hope I will see it at Ally Pally.

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  39. Lovely card John, those folders are wonderful X X X

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