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!!

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



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

  2. Interesting card today, love the colours.


  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

  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

  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

  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

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

  8. Back to blue, beautiful, xxx

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

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

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

  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.


  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

  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.

  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.
    Marie P.