Friday, 31 March 2017

Vintage Blue Friday...

Happy Friday,

Back to Vintage Friday and a rhapsody in blue today lol.  I thought I would like to make a card that allowed me to create a rose as I haven't really tried for a long time and I was hoping to get it right, you will have to let me know what you think?

I stared by cutting the Caribbean background into a piece of coconut white foundation card using just the outline and one level of detail form the die.  I then added this to a piece of double sided adhesive and added diamond snow in the corners and Blue large mica flakes in the centre panel as shown.



Next I framed this using the noble double pierced background dies cut in coconut white and blue dusk.  I foam mounted the frame over the piece and then added stick on crystals to all the points in the centre oval.


 I then debated what to put in the centre as I wanted to feature the rose so I stamped the poem / sentiment from my Vintage Rose clear stamp set ( these will be on the One Day Special on Hochanda on April the 11th and 12th) onto a piece of coconut white and cut it out using the stitched banners die set backing this with a larger flag in the blue dusk.






I added this over the centre oval and added a messy bow of wrinkled edge ribbon in white and a hat pin form the Sue Wilson stick pin elements set.

I then added the rose on the centre over 2 of the rose leaves cut form the Christmas Rose set shaded with blue sky colour cloud blending ink.  The rose was made form various layers of coconut white petals / flowers cut form the Camellia complete petals set.  I shaded this with more of the sky blue colour cloud and added diamond snow to add some sparkle!






It would be great to hear what you think and whether I got the rose right?!?


Enjoy...

48 comments:

  1. Fabulous card and the rose is perfect and certainly far better than I can do.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

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  2. Morning John, a gorgeous card and a perfect rose.
    Nancyd xx

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  3. Morning John, oh what a fantastic sample you have given us today, it is really gorgeous, look at that Rose, amazing. xx

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

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  4. Hi John.
    Wow a beautiful card Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  5. Hi John
    Perfect rose, such a lovely card.
    Jan

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  6. That is a lovely rose on a beautiful card.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  7. Lovely card John and your rose is perfect.Joycex

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  8. Hi John
    A beautiful card and gorgeous rose.
    B xx

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  9. Hello John, the card is beautiful, and your rose is perfect, love the blue. Have a good day. Bx

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  10. Beautiful card ,the rose is just perfect.
    Elaine H X

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  11. Beautiful card John and the rose is perfect.
    Annette x

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  12. Beautiful card, love the colours you have used.

    Michele

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  13. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I do like seeing older dies used. The rose is beautiful you did well. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  14. Morning John,
    Thanks for reminding me the Carribean background die is so nice.
    Love ts card and the colours you have used.
    Enjoy your day
    Maggie

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  15. Stunning card John. The rose is amazing. Xx

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  16. Morning John a beautiful card and you got that Rose spot on.
    Catherine.xx

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  17. Morning John beautiful cards and the rose is perfect. Love this dies so will be having a go at my version of this card.
    Wendyx

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  18. Gorgeous card John love the colour and your rose is perfect.
    Hugs
    CraftyJacq
    XX

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  19. Morning John,
    Lovely card, gorgeous colours.
    Lydia
    X

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  20. Beautiful card John and the rose is perfect
    Marion S x

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  21. What a classy card, John and the rose is perfect.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  22. Hi John, Great card and the Rose is perfect. A rose was the first 3D flower I made years ago after learning how it make it from Sue. I just love cards with flowers on, and ribbon. Love Rosemarie X

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  23. Eh up John
    A superbly put together creation. You must have been looking at Patricia' s cards as the rose is nearly as good as hers. Seriously, its a stunner and a lovely sentiment too.
    Ang x

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  24. A lovely card John, and you've done a good job with the rose. I've tried making roses before and they never come out right. I've given up for now!

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  25. Lovely card again John, loved yesterdays too.
    Just as well I,m not coming over to AP as full of this gastly cough. Talk soon, xxx

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  26. Good Morning John what a fabulous card I love the design of it and that sentiment is just so beautiful and my mum would have loved it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  27. Hi John
    This is a beautiful elegant card, love your embellishments x x x

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  28. Just stunning John I love everything about it
    Love always June horrocks xxxx

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  29. Morning John, A beautiful card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  30. Very pretty John a lovely shade of blue and my favourite ribbon love from Jackie xx

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  31. Rose in Chester31 March 2017 at 12:50

    Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, rhapsody indeed - I think I'll do a version in pink. And yes, you got the rose spot on - well, whenever you guys do them they look fab to me. Mine are never quite that beautiful but I keep consoling myself, I'm still Sue's apprentice :-)
    I must say, these days there are so many beautiful flowers out there, I get away with a lot, just crumpling and stuff..............
    Hugs, Rose

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  32. Lovely card john x the rose is perfect and I love the colours x
    Theresa w x

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  33. Stunning Especially that rose I have the Camelia dies and the Christmas Rose dies I would love to see a tutorial please on making the beautiful rose

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  34. Beautiful card John and the rise is perfect. As Karen says a tutorial would be good please.

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  35. Great card and the Rose is just perfect.

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  36. Hi John. I remember making loads of cards like this, minus the rose, which is fab and which I have given up on trying to make. Banana fingers and all that. SueL x

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  37. Oh, such a lovely rose. You got it right! I like how you tipped the edges of the rose with the blue. The Caribbean background die is still one of my very favorite dies. I like all the bling you used on this card. Fancy!!! Thank you for sharing you ideas. Regarding your latest hochanda shows - awesome with so many examples using Sue's dies. I can tell you had fun seeing how many styles of card designs you could make out of one set of dies.

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  38. fantastic as ever john xx this die has alwys been a favourite of mine and I think alot of others loved it too xxx have a fab weekend xxx

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  39. Hello John,
    A really stunning card once again! In blue and white too! Your rose is beautiful! I don't know why you worry about things like that when you can create such beautiful cards! Well - maybe I do - it's the desire to have everything just right!
    Thank you once again! I loved all the Shows!
    Love Myra

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  40. Hi John
    Beautiful card and a fabulous rose.
    Must get these dies and give it a go.

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  41. Hi John,
    what a very stunning card and the design is ace of course.
    Love the colours used also.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

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  42. Hi John beautiful card, wonderful design and the bow and rose embellishments are gorgeous, Kate x

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  43. Hi John
    Love this card. The rose is just perfect.

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  44. Hi John Fabulous card the rose is beautiful

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  45. Beautiful card John. Your rose looks perfect x

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  46. Hi John and everyone, have not been here before but love Sue Wilson Dies.
    A beautiful card, and the Rose is lovely. Hope to be able to visit again. Have a lovely day everyone.
    Dorothy xx

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  47. John this is gorgeous, i love that die and the colours.
    I am ashamed to say i have this die and have not used it.
    I guess i just forgot about it when a new lot of dies came out.
    So i am making it my mission to go and use it for my next card.

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  48. A beautiful card John and the rose is just perfection. Oh that I could create such wonderful flowers! Craft Owl by the Sea, north Norfolk. xx

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