Monday, 25 June 2018

Bee Balm Blue...


Happy Monday,

A complex card today that only uses 2 dies I promise its not as time consuming as it looks!

I started by cutting an extended background using the Bee Balm Background die ( without the outside edge die)  This is extended easily by cutting the background once into a pierce of card then sliding the dice down and clicking the die back over the last row of flowers ( you will feel when its in the right place honest!)


I cut the extended panel in navy twice and white once backing each panel with a different shade of blue. I then cut the 2 navy panels in half lengthways and foam mounted them stepped away from the white centre panel.

I then cut the same background die using the outside edge as well in white and this time backed it in Navy  I foam mounted this over the main piece of the card so that it frames the centre flowers that show form the piece behind.


I added pearls in the centres of all the flowers and strips of pearls along the edge of the white panel as shown.

Finally I added die cut and shaped Swirl leaves on each side, I love the fact these are mirror images so I get both sides, and spent ages deciding what to put in the middle before working out it looks fine as it is!!

Ingredients:
JND Bee Balm Background
JND Swirl Leaves
Crafts Too Linen Card mixed blue pack


Enjoy...

16 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks so impressive and love your dramatic colour choice.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  2. Interesting card today, love the colours.

    Michele

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  3. A lovely card and in my favourite colour
    Using your tip of “slotting” the die back in to extend it I have done the opposite by slotting a rectangular die back to change the raitio of the rectangle- easy peasy x

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  4. Hi John, Very dramatic card today,love the colours but it is a bit busy for my taste,although I know it will appeal to a lot of people,sorry.Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

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  5. Morning John, a lovely sample today, and the colours you have used, although I think if I made this I would not have it so busy, but then you know me don't you, ha ha.

    Hope all went well with Hanger 42 on the Art of Craft stand, I bet you were swamped.

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

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  6. Good morning John this is a stunning card I just love it. Those dies are amazing. The blues are gorgeous. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  7. Love the card John the colours are great what a gift for some lucky person thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

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  8. Back to blue, beautiful, xxx

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  9. Hello John,
    I bet this is stunning in "real" life, but it's a little too busy in the photo.
    love Maureen x

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  10. Lovely card and I love all the shades of blue, must get some linen card soon.

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  11. Wow a lot going on with this card very pretty though!

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  12. Hi John. Love the lighter blue and white central strip and also the frame in the centre but the outer borders make it a bit too busy for me - sorry.

    Lisbeth

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  13. Hello John,
    I do apologise for not commenting for a few days. We have been away at our son’s nd just got back. Back to some chaos due to decorating but hard work never killed anyone - or so my Grandma used to say!
    Lovely cards on display in my absence and thanks for all your hard work! Hope you had a good weekend! It was certainly a warm one!
    Love Myra x

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  14. Hi John,
    such a very stunning design, and it looks very complicated although you say it's not.
    Love the wonderful colour choices.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

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  15. Marie P. from Longridge26 June 2018 at 18:50

    What a beautiful card John. I love the way you have put it together and the colours are lovely.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs.
    Marie P.

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