Monday, 17 July 2017

New Mask technique...

Happy Monday,

The feedback from the launch of my John Next Door brand has been so positive I would like to thank my Blog family for the support and (vital) feedback!  I am sharing a card today made with a combination of the Autumn flowers stamps and the Argyle stencil / mask.  I will be demonstrating this technique on Hochanda tomorrow at either 10am or 2pm but there is also a You tube video awaiting upload for this one as well.

This is a simple technique however it does relay on having a stamp press to make it work as the stamp and paper both need to stay in the same place for a few different layers of the stamping!

I stared by using my Duo mask Argyle on a piece of white card and shaded through this using a warm red and a honey die based Izink ink pad and blaending tool.  Next add the stamps one the top with the mask still in place, ink up the stamp with black ink and stamp.
I then open the press and add in a scrap of paper and stamp the image again onto the new piece if card.  this gives the shaded stamped image as seen on this card which is made form the piece form the main card ( hope this makes sense I have a video on this technique and will demo this on Hochanda tomorrow at 10am)

Finally I ink the stamp, after removing the spare piece, in red and stamp this onto the main piece.  This gives the shaded look to the stamped image above with different areas being in either black or the red.

I made this up into the card as shown adding a layer of brown and a matching ribbon.

All the products used for this card and technique will be available on the Brand launch tomorrow at 10am on Hochanda ( freeview 85, sky 663 and online)



  1. Hi John
    Love all these new ideas. This card is so lovely. I am looking forward to the demo's on your shows.

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you another lovely card.
    Looking forward to your shows tomorrow.
    Take care Kitty.

  3. Hello John, some fab new techniques, with all your new range. Looking forward to the shows, and the demo of this card, as I love the effect and the colours. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  4. Morning John sounds like Doncaster was a real success for you too, I know my friend Theresa saw you and was raving about the stamping press and your products. I suppose you have now got to get ready for tomorrow's Hochanda show, looking forward to seeing you back on the TV - missed you so much.

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

  5. Morning John, a beautiful card can't wait to see you demo it tomorrow.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Eh up John
    Love the colours and the jaunty angle of the topper on the 2nd card....unless it's an optical illusion???
    I know these will be right up Kate's street.
    You're not bad at this crafting malarkey are you lol?
    I'm showing the stencilled and stamped pot today. Love the versatility of your range.
    Ang x

  7. Two lovely Autumn cards John.Cant wait to see your demos today. Joycex

  8. Morning John
    A lovely card this morning sorry i will not see your show.
    Cstherine xx

  9. Another beautiful card. Can't wait until tomorrow.
    Annette x

  10. Good morning John,
    Two great samples of what can be done with your brilliant new products.
    Love both the cards, these are not my go to colours but I like the effects you can achieve.
    As Ang says you are not bad at this Crafting Malarkey, actually your BRILLIANT.
    I am loving that things are so "different" really looking forward to tomorrow.
    Have a fantastic day
    Patricia xxx

  11. Two great cards, looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for us.


  12. Looking forward to seeing your techniques albeit recorded. Two beautiful samples.

  13. Hi John
    Looking forward to seeing you demo this technique.
    B xx

  14. Morning John the card is lovely, looking forward to seeing the shows and gaining more insight how to use the techniques x

  15. Good morning John, loving all these techniques, looking forward to the shows.
    Marion S x

  16. Glass in house (kính cường lực) đẹp và ngày càng đc sử dụng nhiều, cá nhân m cũng rất thích . Bên công ty m cũng thi công kính cường lực

  17. Great cards. Wish I could have gone to Doncaster. Will have to watch your shows on catchup.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting,
    D xx

  18. Loving these techniques John. Excited about shows but will have to watch the first one on catch up. Good luck with them, but you're such a pro now you'll sail through the shows.
    Love Valxxx

  19. These are fabulous, John. It's so refreshing not to have any die cutting. Looking forward to the shows.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Hi John. Wow you are going to be a winner on hochanda with your new launch. So so pleased you are having you're own products. The new ideas and the products look great. Look forward to seeing you again on the TV. Hopefully will see you at stitches again in Feb. Hugs from Sue H hearts and hands project. Sri Lanka.xx

  21. Loving your work John
    Elaine H X

  22. Good morning John,
    2 great looking cards, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. I am sure it's going to be a great success!
    Take care Jane B.

  23. Loving these new stamps and stencils

  24. Brilliant John. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow. Xx

  25. Morning John great cards today really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow on Hochanda
    Have a great day

  26. Lovely John. I so enjoyed watching you playing with these techniques yesterday, and I may have a little play of my own later. Perhaps I ought to sit in the sun for a while first though as you told me I was looking pale! xxx

  27. Love the card John glad you had a good day at Doncaster
    See you tomorrow xxxxxxx

  28. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, loving your new products.

  29. They are lovely, good luck with your launch on Hochanda. X

  30. Good morning John you are certainly opening up a whole new world to us all. Love what you have done here and am looking forward to your shows tomorrow. Love from Jackie xx

  31. Morning John great card and technique. Looking forward to seeing the launch, and good luck for it.

  32. Hi there John, Ang is so right, your card is right up my street, so to speak. Beautifully designed and of course I love the Autumnal shades.,Kate x

  33. Hi there John, Ang is so right, your card is right up my street, so to speak. Beautifully designed and of course I love the Autumnal shades.,Kate x

  34. Hi John
    Loving all your stamping, the leaf border is lovely. Looking forward to the shows tomorrow.

  35. Both cards are beautiful but I will wait for your demo or the you tube to see how its done, the explanation is going right over my fuzzy head this morning lol.

    Love and hugs
    Helen xx

  36. Hi John,I am delighted that your own brand is such a success for you.I will be watching tomorrow to really see how things are done.Love the colours on this one,but not sure I could achieve it.Stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  37. Hi John. Luckily I already have a stamp press so will be able to play along with you on TV. I will be very interested in the gelli plate techniques and also in your products as I never did invest in one of the large plates but your smaller ones look much mire manageable.


  38. Another great card Have set up Yvonne to record tomorrow

    1. Ooh predictive text - don't you just love it Yvonne was meant to be tv

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  40. Rose in Chester17 July 2017 at 13:48

    Hi John,
    Fab card - must watch how you do this.............. looking forward to tomorrow.
    Hugs, Rose

  41. Hi John, A lovely technique and a gorgeous card !! I'm looking forward to watching how you created this one. Good Luck tomorrow (not that you will need it haha).
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  42. Hi john
    Isn't this gorgeous, really looking forward to seeing what you've got in store for us tomorrow. Safe journey to the studios.
    Love Diane x

  43. Hi John
    This has the WOW factor I love both cards . Looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda tomorrow.
    Hug's Lynda xx

  44. Hello John,
    Ooh I'm going to record AND watch you!! I never order from Hochanda after a load of hassle some time ago so I hope to be able to buy your goodies elsewhere. It will go brilliantly for you - there's no doubt about that - but go, break a leg!!!
    Maureen x

  45. I think I need to see the video for my visual mind to go with this. Looking forward to the launch of YOUR BRAND on Hochanda.

  46. Hi John,
    Just love your new stamps, congratulations on having your own brand.
    I've been on holiday but have seen your posts here and on Facebook.
    Keep up the fantastic work. I will be tuning in tomorrow to see your shows

  47. John. Two brilliant cards love them both. Hazel x

  48. Two lovely cards. Looking forward to seeing you back on TV tomorrow. Recorder already set.

  49. stunning cards john xx i love the techniques you are using for these xx lokking forward to the shows tomorrow have a fab time at hochy xxx

  50. Hello John,
    Two lovely cards and I'm looking forward to tomorrow's Shows! Love what Ang has done with the flower pot too!!
    Late today as been at our After School Club where I do Crafts! It was the last day !! I'm on my hols now!! Lol! Woohoo!
    Safe travel tomorrow and you'll get a warm welcome on Hochanda . They must have missed you too.
    Love Myra x

  51. Hi John
    I am loving your new range and different techniques
    I will record your shows and watch them when I am on my own and can fully concentrate
    Pat x

  52. Hi John Two lovely cards I love the shaded effect I'm looking forward to your shows Wishing you the very best of luck for tomorrow although you won't need luck because your new range look fabulous!

  53. Hi John. Lovely to see you again yesterday and I love all your new products. Enjoy your tv launch tomorrow, I know it will be a great success, people have been missing you on our screens. SueL x

  54. Two brilliant cards John. Thank you. I am sure your Hochanda shows will be brilliant and a sell out. Will have to watch In the evening as can't watch during the day. Take carexx

  55. Gorgeous cards John. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow, all set to record.

  56. Very different, great for male cards. Do enjoy your daily makes, keep up the great work as you are giving us a different take on crafting.

  57. Absolutely stunning John, I can't wait for your shows,
    Hugs Julie xxx

  58. This is a fab and stunning card again today John.
    You are truly making some amazing designs that are going to be so popular with many crafters.
    I am really enjoying seeing your new makes from your new venture.