Monday, 20 March 2017

Lucy in Mink...

Happy Monday,

No today's blog has not moved into fashion the title is based on the die name and the colour of the card!  I know this is an unusual combination of colours but somehow it works, to me at least.


I stared by cutting the rippled striplet down a piece of mink foundation card ( a colour I haven't used much but I will have it on Hochanda later this month) the fantastic thing about this striplet is that cut continuously it makes 2 separate border strips.  I left 2 sides attached to the card and threaded satin ribbon from my stash through the slots at the side.  The other 2 sides I adhered to the edges of a piece of Tan foundation card card allowing the colour to peep through the edge slots.



I built up stripes of the Tan, Milk and Mink with the central panel embossed with the honeycomb heaven A4 embossing folder and strips of the thin satin ribbon.




I then cut the Lucy Frames and Tags die set in mink backed with milk.  I mounted this over a section cut with the centre dies of the Lucy set in Tan and backed with mink.  I placed this at the top off the 'Stripes' and added a Chrysanthemum made with pearls of all the three colours used in the main card.  I added a messy bow of the cream thin ribbon and matching gold satin ribbon and a couple of stick pins.

Finally I added a pierced tag stamped with the sentiment and  mounted the card onto layers of the Mink, Milk and tan.

Enjoy...



40 comments:

  1. Morning John, this is a gorgeous card and i love the colours and the font in the sentiment.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Hi John.
    A beautiful card Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  3. Another beautiful card John. Like the colours. Joycex

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  4. Hi John
    Love this colour combination, beautiful card.
    Jan

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  5. That's a beautiful card John. I like those colours and sometimes it's very useful to be able to do something using a neutral palate.

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  6. Hi John, a great card, unusual colour combo, but it really works. Love the flower and bow embellishment. Bx

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  7. Very elegant John, in lovely colours.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  8. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I love those colours and the dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  9. Beautiful card and colours john.
    Elaine H X

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  10. Morning John,
    Love this card, it's quite stunning.
    Also love the colours.
    Well weekend over and back to babysitting duties.
    Maggie

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  11. Hi John a lovely card today love those edgers but not to sure about the colour .
    Catherine xx

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  12. Great card, really like the colour combination.

    Michele

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  13. Looks lovely John, colours work for me, xxx

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  14. Very unusual colours but I think they work I love all of the detail of the card - beautiful

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  15. The colours work for me too, John. A great card.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  16. Morning John,
    I do like the colours but the design is a bit too busy for me.
    Lydia
    X

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  17. Hi John
    Fabulous card and I love the colour combination, very unusual.

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  18. Eh up John
    Not colours I would automatically reach for but they do compliment each other. The tan looks just like Caramac ... yum!
    Super design too.
    Ang x

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  19. What a beauty John love the dies
    Thank you
    Love June xxxxxx

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  20. Good Morning John a fabulous card love those flowers and the layers youve put into it. hugs Shirleyxx

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  21. Beautiful card John. The colours are awesome. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  22. Hi John, Apologies for my absence, my I pad had decided that it will only work when it feels like, very annoying. I don't get on with technology and resisted my family when they insisted I had an I pad, saying I didn't need one. Now look at me getting cross because the silly gadget doesn't work. That's old age for you. However your card today is lovely John, not too sure on the colours but it works. Love Rosemarie X

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  23. A very striking card John, great work x x x

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  24. Beautiful card John, that's one thing I love about your blog posts, showing us colours we would never think of putting together, you take us out of the norm and into the unthinkable. Hope you have a very relaxing day xxx

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  25. Hello John,
    What a gorgeous card! I love those colours and I love your name for the card!! It made me smile! The flower - that beautiful Chrysanthemum has arrived here too!
    Thanks John,
    Love Myra

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  26. Great card John and those colours together are gorgeous.
    Marion S x

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  27. hi John, lovely card, Like the colour combination, a bit different but very effective.
    Wendyx

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  28. Unusual colour combination at ion John but it works!! Love from Jackie xx

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  29. Hi John, Yes the colour is a winner, nice combo , pretty card. Must try my chrysanthemum die.

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  30. Loving the colour combination, not too sure about the design. I will say it's nice but just a bit too fussy for me.
    Like the name for the card colour.
    Patricia X

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  31. John I say you do a card with the new paper cut die in which you did a fold card in three using the flower frame that has been taken off so could you do that card again and post to your site with directions agin on fold size

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  32. Afternoon John, sorry I am late today, been to opticians with hubby and trying to clear some space in my craft room - you wouldn't like to come round and do it for me would you, you made a real good job of your one. hehe cheeky aren't I.

    The colours you have used on this card certainly do work, and the creation is fabulous, love it, as always.

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

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  33. Lovely card john x unusual colour combo but I love it x
    Theresa w x

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  34. Your card is a wonderful design. I like your color combination. This combination is a high style color combination that I am using in my bedroom. These colors work so well together.

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  35. Hi John,
    who would have thought those colours would go together of course you.
    They look so good together.
    Stunning card and design as always.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

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  36. Hi John Beautiful card unusual colour combination but really lovely

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  37. Beautiful card John. Love the colour combination and you have used those lovely chrysanthemums again. So glad I have those dies. I put some Glitter Kiss on some the other day. Of course they were purple. 😀

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  38. Very unusual color combination, haven't decided about it yet!!

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  39. John this is absolutely stunning, an unusual colour combo
    but it really does work.
    Love those chrysanthemums too.

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