Friday, 21 April 2017

Vintage Friday...

Happy Friday,

It's Friday which means another new card made with Vintage dies and this week I've chosen the Belgian collection and just the Brussels die.  This card is made with just one die and one embossing folder ( if we exclude the flower lol)

I started by cutting the detail die twice in a 6" x 8" piece of ivory foundation card.  I backed this with velum and then periwinkle foundation card, this makes the colour softer and extends the shades available.  I then cut the die in full in ivory and backed this with velum before foam mounting it over periwinkle and placed it in the centre.

For the smaller die in the set I cut this three times in periwinkle and cut the shape in velum and ivory. I added the velum over the top and added ivory behind, again this softens the blue from the periwinkle.  I added these as shown adding the 2 side pieces under the main cut to look like a strip across the front.

I embossed a piece of velum using the A4 quilted flower embossing folder and spray glued this onto a piece of periwinkle before cutting to size and adding more mats and layers of the Ivory and Periwinkle.

Finally I added a hand made rose shaded with colour cloud blending ink and added this to a lace bow with thin stain ribbon and 3 hand made hat pins.

Enjoy...

44 comments:

  1. Morning John, loving this sample, when you first look at it you think it is a large belt and buckle, so very pretty, I really love these golden oldies using some of the older dies, it is nice that they get an airing again.

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

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  2. I love this one John - very clever use of the die. Love the colourway too.
    Have a great day.
    Crafty hugs.
    D xx

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  3. Morning John, a beautiful card and love the velum on the top to give that smoky look.
    Nancyd xx

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  4. Hi John.
    Thank you just beautiful.
    Take care Kitty.

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  5. Hi John, a beautiful card, the colours are just like Wedgewood china. Take care. Bx

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  6. Another beautiful card John.Joycex

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  7. Hi John
    Love this card it,s beautiful and blue is my favourite colour.
    Jan

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  8. Hi John
    A beautiful card as usual
    Chris xx

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  9. Such a beautiful card! Love the soft colour tones as well as the dies.

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  10. Hi John
    A beautiful card, so dainty and pretty.
    B xx

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  11. That's beautiful John. I really love it.

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  12. Beautiful soft colours, like using vellum, always gives a card an expensive look.
    Annette x

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  13. Beautiful card & such a pretty colour combination.

    Michele

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  14. Love the card and the vellum touch .
    Elane H X

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  15. So pretty John love the delicacy of the Belgian, xx

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  16. Hi John a lovely card nice to see the old dies again and the vellun gives a lovely effect behind the blue.
    Catherine xx

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  17. Very pretty John in lovely colours.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  18. Hi John, now this is my kind of card, so beautiful and vintage. It is nice to see stick pins again, I love them. I have Sue's stick pin kit she brought out several years ago, and it is nice to have my memory jogged to use them. Have a great weekend. Love Rosemarie X

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  19. Beautiful card John, love the soft colour created with vellum
    Marion S x

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  20. Love this one John. I use the Brussels dies a lot (I actually have the complete set of these), and have just made my daughter a birthday card using this and the Oslo die. However its not as pretty as this one, so as I have time I maybe making her another now.

    Hugs
    Helen xx

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  21. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.
    Lydia
    X

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  22. Lovely card, John. I did my first Glitter Kiss card yesterday - a baby card. The embossing folder I used was too "open" so it looked a bit messy. I used gilding polish over the top and it looked great!

    Anne (Northampton)

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  23. Good morning John this is a stunning card I do love those die. It is so nice to see inspiration for the older dies. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  24. Good Morning John, oh that is truly beautiful I do love how youve layered it up. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  25. Lovely card John. Really pretty.
    Love Valxxx

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  26. I absolutely LOVE this card John

    June :)

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  27. Rose in Chester21 April 2017 at 12:29

    Hi John,
    Lovely card. I must do more of the double die cutting technique.... So effective.
    Hope you find some time soon to relax a bit now and recharge your batteries........
    Hugs, Rose

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  28. Love this card John the dies are great and the colours thank you
    Love June horrocks xxx

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  29. Another beautiful card. Love Vintage Friday. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas.

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  30. Hi John such a pretty card love how you have used the vellum to soften soften​ the colours.
    Wendyx

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  31. This is a gorgeous card design! Love the extra pin added instead of the usual two pins.

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  32. Hi John,Absolutely beautiful card,love everything about it.I am enjoying playing with glitter kiss and some of your stamps.Not usually a stamper but getting there!! Take care Lots of love Barbara Dxxx

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  33. Really pretty card john x lovely colours and beautiful die which I am lucky enough to have x thankyou john , love vintage Friday x
    Theresa w x

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  34. John this is totally goegeous, and one of my favourite colours too.
    I am enjoying the vintage fridays, does us good to get out the older dies.

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  35. Great card John and I love the colour choice. It just goes to show what can be achieved with just one die.

    Lisbeth

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  36. Hi John Lovely card I like the soft effect achieved by using the vellum

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  37. Beautiful card John, so pretty and I love the softness of the vellum amazing what you can do with one die
    Sharon
    xx

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  38. Eh up John
    A real stunner to add to your Wedgwood selection.
    The trio of pins in the darker blue tie in beautifully.
    Ang x

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  39. Beautiful card John love this style and your colour choices x x x

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  40. Hello John,
    I'm a day late! I Pinned the card yesterday and was bout to comment when I was interrupted! It was a crazy day!
    I love the card and good to see the stick pins once again! Thanks for the reminder.
    Love Myra

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  41. Hi John,
    This card is so pretty, love the colours too.

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