Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Stamped tree...

Happy Tuesday,

I will have full information on the planned workshops tomorrow but I can confirm that we have 2 days in the North planned for November!

Back to today and I thought I would share another winter / Christmas card made with my new range.  I have again used some waste in this card as I really don't like throwing anything away!











I started by putting the ultramarine izink onto the rectangular media plate and ran my brayer over the surface to fade the colour form dark to light.  Next I used the bubbles stamp and the snowflake stamp from my Summer Flowers and Winter trees clear stamp sets and stamped these onto the plate in Night, Ultramarine and Can izink die ink pads.  I kept the patterns just at the top so that it looks like its a snowy scene.

Next I stamped this onto the paper and added the tree stamped directly onto the paper (using my Press to Impress stamp platform) I tore a piece of card in a wave and used this as a mask to add the layers of snow at the base using the mini blender tool from Crafts too and the ultramarine ink ( that's one of the things I love about this ink It works for stamping and blending!)

To make up the card I again used a piece of card that I had cleaned my brayer on ( just running the brayer over scrap card after running it over the media plate)  I stared the snowflake stamp over this using the same three colours of ink and cut this to a panel.  I added a thin dark blue mat around the main image and the side panel.  Finally, before adding to a small 5" x 5" card blank, I added a random die cut form my box of precept bits shaded with the blending tool and the night ink pad.

Enjoy...

51 comments:

  1. Good morning John,
    I really like your card, great design and winter colours.
    For me I would have left out the Die Cut. However a great way of using up those bits we have lying about.
    Oh! I am getting excited ... November Workshops sounds good.
    Holidays over, big "Meet Up" with our friends passed. We might be able to meet up with some of those same friends again depending on where the Workshops are.
    Have a great day
    Hugs
    Patricia xxx


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  2. Hi John
    Lovely Christmas card but just change the sentiment and it's a winter birthday card.
    Love it.
    Jan

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  3. Hi John. Reading your description of your lovely snowy scene here in hot Spain is cooling me down nicely. SueL x

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  4. Morning John, a gorgeous Christmas card can't wait to start on mine.
    Nancyd xx

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  5. Gorgeous winter card John
    Marion S x

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  6. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    John thank you for telling where you bought your beautiful dies.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  7. Morning John
    Great card today makes me think of snow when i look at it .
    Catherine xx

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  8. Very pretty John, more Christmas cards please, love them.
    Annette x

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  9. Loving your winter cards John.
    Elaine H X

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  10. A lovely winter card John.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  11. Great card, love the colours.

    Looking forward to hearing more about your next workshop.

    Michele

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  12. Morning John, beautiful creation this morning, looking forward to receiving my order, always takes so long to deliver don't they when you are waiting on them.

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

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  13. Lovely card this morning, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  14. Very cute Christmas card John. Love this tree.
    Love Valxxx

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  15. Please try and come down south a bit, We would love to see you down here,

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  16. Beautiful card John, love the design, can't wait for my stamps to arrive.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  17. Great design for all sorts of wintertime occasions

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  18. good morning John, lovely winter card not just for Christmas and no waste either!! Love from Jackie xx

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  19. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.
    Lydia
    x

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  20. That's lovely and the snow looks so realistic!

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  21. Love this card the blue is perfect for a snow scene and Christmas
    Thank you John
    Love June horrocks xxxx

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  22. Fab cards John, when you say North???? Our Gill will be pleased if North West. xxx

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  24. Morning John, great card, love the way you use your waste to make fabulous cards.
    Wendyx

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  25. Rose in Chester25 July 2017 at 10:37

    Hi John,
    Lovely card, interesting design, simple but effective.
    Hugs, Rose

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  26. A stunning Christmas card anyone would be thrilled to receive.

    Love and hugs
    Helen xx

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  27. Morning John, This card is beautiful !! I'm really interested to see where 'in the North' your workshops are going to be.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  28. Good morning John xx a lovely winter card xxx have a fab day lots of love and huggs to you xxx

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  29. Morning John

    Love this snowy card, and even better when 'left-over' pieces of card can be used too!

    June x

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  30. Hi John Lovely Can just do the topper as small card for batch making That's todays job decided! Have a good day

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  31. Hi John,Really like this one,and just love the winter tree.Like a lot of other people I am waiting for my goodies to arrive, Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

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  32. Lovely card John, really like the winter tree. Joycex

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  33. Hello John,
    I really like today's card apart from the Die cut piece. I really like the trees you have designed a lot!
    Thank you for trying to organise workshops! I fully intend to come to one if at all possible! I've had such rave reviews from those who have been to one or more!
    Love Myra x

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  34. Hi John. I love Christmas cards with snowy scenes on them and although I also love a bit of glitter I am not sure whether it would be appropriate on this type of arty project. What do you think?

    Lisbeth

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  35. Hello John, this is just the perfect wintry Christmas card. Absolutely love it. Bx

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  36. John this is a stunning and ever so perfect christmas card.
    it has everything i love in a christmas card asnd my favourite colours too.

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  37. Hello John,
    Love this card but I'd have left out the die cut - sorry!!! Ooh, where in November?
    Maureen x

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  38. Hi John,
    another beautiful background you have created, and you image with the tree is gorgeous.
    Love the colour inks used also.
    I really like the die cut.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

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  39. Hi John lovely Christmas card I love the tree and the snowy scene

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  40. Lovely card. I do wish I was as talented as you are.
    Sorry for not commenting yesterday. I was convinced I had. Old age strikes again! It's a great card.
    Hope you had a good day.
    D xx

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  41. Hi John. Lovely card today. Just waiting for my stamps to come then I can enjoy using them and perhaps start my Christmas cards.

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  42. A lovely card John but Oh MY, it does make winter seem close. The summer is flying by for sure.
    Thanks for sharing. Marie

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  43. Amazing collection John absolutely love them.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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