Monday, 5 December 2016

Stamped Nasturtiums...

Happy Monday,

A little busy card for today but I really do like the effect even if it is a bit bust with flowers!  I wanted to post this card as I had so many requests yesterday at Phil Martins shop to see how this was made I thought you would call like to see it!

I started by cutting the tacit done into a piece of coconut white foundation card then used the other dies in the set into periwinkle and wisteria adding a final layer of the white.

I matted and layered the centrepiece onto cobalt, white and periwinkle adding a layer embossed with the tartan trellis embossing folder.

I cut the foliage form the star flower die in wisteria, coconut white and cobalt.  next I stamped the shaded nasturtium stamps to die for in perfect medium on pixie powdered paper and heat set this with detail white embossing powder.
I cut these out with the matching die in the striped nasturtium die set.  I arranged these around the Tahiti die cut adding the swirls from the starflower cut as mentioned.  I added pearls in the centres of the flowers and around the die cuts.

as said busy but its really effective in my opinion.



  1. Morning John, I think it is gorgeous and love the colours you have used.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Gorgeous card today John. Love these colours and the flowers work well. All in all a great card.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  3. Morning John, a pretty floral card, love the layout. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card I love the way you have done the layers. Great effect.
    I had a full card craft weekend managed to get 65 Christmas cards done and lots of die cutting ready for more.
    Back to babysitting our two youngest grandchildren today. Might let them help with getting the Christmas decorations out. That is or they will be playing with all the musical ones in for a fun day lol.
    Enjoy your day

  5. Hi john
    what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

  6. Hi John.
    Thank you a very Pretty card.
    beautiful flowers.
    take care and have fun Kitty.

  7. Lovely card. Thank you for the lovely demos yesterday at Phil's new shop.
    Annette x

  8. Morning John, oh lovely, I am not sure if I have all of the dies but I know I have at least 3 of them and the tartan ef looks fantastic on here.

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

  9. Morning John and crafters all
    Yes busy but pretty card today, The Nasturtium flowers look lovely, another go to die like the poppies and poinsettias.
    So good you have a great craft day at Phill's new place.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  10. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. No wonder so many people asked how it was made. It sounds like the Open Day went really well. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Hi John. You were just finishing a card like this when I managed to get anywhere near you yesterday so I saw you embellishing, you were mobbed!SueL x

  12. A really beautiful card. It was great to see your cards "for real" yesterday John and everything you showed us was so helpful. xx

  13. Hi John
    Very pretty card.Thanks for all the tips and demo's at Phil's yesterday.

  14. The flowers look great ( not sure you can call them nasturtiums if they're blue!). I agree with Hettygarlick, nothing like seeing your cards for real as we did on Saturday too. Hope you had a great day. Can you relax a bit today?

  15. Hi John, great card, love the colours. Sounds as if a great day was had by all yesterday. Love Rosemarie X

  16. Hi John, a lovely card and great colour combination, I don't think you can ever have too many flowers.

  17. Lovely card John. Love the flowers. Xx

  18. Busy but beautiful John, awesome design and colours, Kate x

  19. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, the flowers are gorgeous and love the colours, hoping to get some more Christmas cards finished today.
    Thanks for sharing,

  20. Beautiful card John.Love all the flowers!

  21. A beautiful card, and though we didn't comment on it yesterday it was lovely to meet you and see all the cards you had made. Sorry I didn't get to say bye, but you were working very hard.

    Have a happy day
    Helen x

  22. Hi John. I have to agree that it is a busy card today, however, as the business is limited to 2 places and balanced out by plainer areas, I don't think it is too much.


  23. Very preety this card John the layout is lovely
    Love June horrocks xxxxxx

  24. A bit flower heavy for me but I love the rest of the card. It sounds as if you had a great day yesterday.

    Anne (Northampton)

  25. Very intricate, John, but very lovely too. Many thanks.

  26. Oh so pretty John. Love the colour and the flowers.
    Love Valxxx

  27. Eh up John
    Like First Edition pads, handbags and Roulette Doritos, one can never have too many florals 😆.
    It's a stunner.
    Ang x

  28. Good Morning John wow that is quite stunning Im so glad you had such fun yesterday even though it was so tiring. Take care, hugs Shirleyxxxx

  29. Morning John

    The card is gorgeous, love the colours

    June x

  30. Hi John,
    it's a busy card but not TOO busy. I love it, colours are also wonderful.
    Hugs, Rose

  31. Not too busy for me it's a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing it. Sounds like you had a busy weekend.

  32. It might be a bit busy but it is so effective I love the wisteria and periwinkle together

  33. Hi John,
    what a brilliant card and such a very lovely design
    I love the wonderful colours and thsoe flowers are so pretty.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  34. John this maybe busy but it gorgeous.
    Love the colours and the dies you have used.
    This is absolutely perfect.