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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Beautiful Olivia...

Happy Thursday,

A variation on a theme for today's card and a different version of the matching of the Olivia frames and tags die with the Antlia Gemini die.


I started by cutting the detail and edge die form the Gemini into two ends of a piece of coconut white foundation card trimmed down to 51/4".  I then used just the edge die and cut 2 piece of wisteria card to match the edges and mounted the white detail over this.

Next I used the other edge die from the Gemini die to cut a panel of wisteria card ( again cut to 51/4" ) to match the 2 edges of the Gemini cut in white.  I embossed this panel wit the illusion A4 embossing folder before foam mounting this over the space as shown.


I then cut the outline and detail die in the Olivia frame from more coconut white and backed this with wisteria studding it with white 5mm stick on pearls.  I cut the spring foliage in white twice and cut each of the flowers dies in the spring foliage set in wisteria and lilac.  I arranged the foliage as shown then shaped the flowers adding them on the leaves with a 3mm white stick on pearl as the centre.  I arranged the frame on top and finished with a layer of white again embossed with the illusion folder.

A few layers of white, wisteria and lilac to finish and a complex and textured card which is relatively simple to produce is complete.

Enjoy...

43 comments:

  1. Morning John, absolutely gorgeous love the colours.
    Nancyd xx

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  2. Hi John
    Stunning card,it's gorgeous.Beautiful colours.
    Jan

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  3. Hi John, a gorgeous card, love the colours and the delicate little flower sprays. have a great day. Bx

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  4. Morning John, oh yes another stunner today, when I first saw this I thought of a bursting firework with the Gemini die, the tags and frame remind me of a waterfall...............do you think I am waffling, sorry. It is a really beautiful creation, thank you so much for inspiring us.

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

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  5. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  6. Gorgeous card John,very pretty.Joycex

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  7. Ps. Sorry about the spaces in my comments.looks fine before I publish it. Gremlins at work lol Joycex

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  8. Another great card today, John. Stunning.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

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  9. Hi John
    A beautiful card. I love the colours and the texture.
    B xx

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  10. Lots to look at in this card - lovely design.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  11. Beautiful card, so pretty & delicate.

    Michele

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  12. So pretty John, love the colour. xxxx

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  13. That's beautiful John. I love the way you've used the Gemini die. I always think it's a shame that the Wisteria card doesn't photograph well - it's such a pretty colour in real life.

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

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  15. Hi John,
    Your card is so beautiful, love the design and colours.
    Chris xx

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  16. Simply stunning, love this card .
    Elaine H X

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  17. Brilliant card today John, I love these colours. It looks so complex but, as you say when broken down it is not too difficult. Love Rosemarie X

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  18. Gorgeous card John. Love the colour. Xx

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  19. Gorgeous card John and the wisteria card is one of my favourites.
    Marion S

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  20. Morning John a a gorgeous card love the design and those lovely spray of flowers.
    Catherine hugs xx

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  21. Morning John,m
    Lovely card.
    Lydia
    X

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  22. Hi John beautiful card with gorgeous dies and lovely soft colours, beautifully designed, Kate x

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  23. Lovely card this morning, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  24. Eh up John
    Just my kinda card and in my fave colour. A filigree John Special!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  25. Good Morning John a gorgeous card today, love how youve used the lace die again, its just stunning. hugs Shirleyxx

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  26. Morning John what a fabulous card it is so difficult to find something original to say about your cards but they are beautiful
    Wendyx

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  27. This is beautiful John I love it the dies the colours so so lovely
    Thank you love June horrocks xxxxx

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  28. Hello John,
    Another really beautiful card! I have the Spring Foliage but need to get the Olivia Die very soon! It's a lovely one. Thank you for sharing such a pretty card in such lovely colours.
    Love Myra

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  29. Such a pretty card john x love the colours x
    Theresa w x

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  30. Such a pretty and stunning card John xx have a safe trip to ally pally and have fab time xxx

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  31. Such a pretty and stunning card John xx have a safe trip to ally pally and have fab time xxx

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  32. Gorgeous! I love the way you've an embossed piece for the "first" background focal element Looking forward to seeing you Saturday if I can get anywhere near you lol!

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  33. Rose in Chester6 April 2017 at 16:36

    Hi John,
    Lovely posts - don't think I saw your Autumnal Lucy yesterday. That die is one of my favourites.
    Love what you've done with all those dies, today and yesterday.
    Hugs, Rose

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  34. Hi John,
    what a very brilliant and super design.
    Those dies are so pretty the way you have used them.
    Super colours also.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

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  35. Awesome design with lots going on that comes together to make a stunning design.

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  36. Such a pretty card. Lots of detail too.

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  37. A pretty card in a pretty colour what more could anyone want. I love the new Spring Foliage and its definitely on my get soon list.

    Hugs
    Helen

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  38. John this card and the detail on it is absolutely
    stunning and i love the colour combo.
    I really love this card.

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  39. Wow John. You have certainly thrown everything at this card. I would have thought that I would have found it a bit too busy, but actually it really works, I think because the colour scheme has been kept quite simple.

    Lisbeth

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  40. Beautiful card John love it
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

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  41. Beautiful card John. Love the colours. Have the dies but not the embossing folder or the Spring Foliage. Sure I can find something else to replace them. See you Saturday.

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  42. Yet another beautiful cas John love what you have done, love the dies x x x

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