Monday, 18 June 2018

Stolen Flowers...

Happy Monday,

I've titled this post stolen flowers as I nicked the the technique of making the Bee Balm flower into the stunning flowers shown here form Bahnu Patel the amazing owner and crafter at Sunrise crafts.  She showed me a card made with the flowers that looked like this and I didn't even realise they were made with my die set!  And soon as I got home I had to make my version of them.

I simply cut the Bee Balm die twice in white pearl card and shaded the petals of each flower using Encre Izink dye based ink pad.  I then shaped the flowers and pinched the ends of the petals using 2 of each size of flower to kale each single flower.  I repeated this with all 6 sizes of flower ( however I like flowers in odd numbers so I haven't used the smallest flower here) adding a Crafts Too small silver Diamond in the centre of each flower so that the purple shows through.

I cut the swirling leaves in the same card and shaped these shading them with menthe Izink dye based ink pad.  I cut into the leaves and added then tucked around the flowers.

The main card was made in lilac Crafts Too linen card using the Bee Balm background extended to make a large 8" long panel.  I added a strip of ribbon across the top finishing with a bow.

I cut the largest solid butterfly in the pearl card adding a filigree butterfly, from the same set, cut in lilac over the top with gems added as the body.  I placed the butterfly over the bow making sure that it pops over the top of the card.

JND Beeb Balm Background
JND Large Butterflies die set
JND Bee Balm Flowers Die set
JND Swirling leaves die set
Izink Dye ink pads in Encre and Menthe ( Ink and Mint)
Crafts Too Linen Card



  1. Wow. This is beautiful and just my colour as well. I shall certainly be trying this idea as soon as I can. Thank you John for sharing this gorgeous card. Take carexxx

  2. Morning John, an absolutely gorgeous card and love the flowers and colours.
    Nancyd xx

  3. WOW...clever Bahnu...(and you!) this is just gorgeous.

    Hope you are well.


    Maggie (Yorkite) - the ONLY Maggie!

  4. Gorgeous. Love the colour.
    Annette x

  5. Wow what a stunning card John x the flowers look so real and I love the colours x have a good day x

  6. Morning John, another super duper card, love these fowers, when i get home i will try this rechnique.

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

  7. Hi John
    A gorgeous card and beautiful flowers.
    B xx

  8. What gorgeous flowers, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Hi John. Amazing, I love it. SueL x

  10. Morning John,
    Pretty card.

  11. Ha ha It’s so good getting ideas from other Crafters (thank you for yours) and these flowers do look lovely
    I ordered the big butterfly die set from Mrs D which may arrive today - I’m itching to play

  12. Hi John this is a stunning card it is simply gorgeous. Those flowers are so pretty. All the new dies are amazing. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Hi John.
    Such a beautiful card John, the flowers look so real. And the colours you have chosen are gorgeous. I must have a go at those flowers. And I think a purchase of the butterfly stamp is called for.
    Have a good day everyone. Xxx

  14. Wow John this is a stunning card, the flowers are gorgeous. Must try this technique and also get some linen card.

  15. Stunning card John I just love the flowers imagine receiving this beauty
    Thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxxx

  16. Wow stunning card the flowers are simply divine I love everything about this card it's gorgeous John

  17. That's absolutely gorgeous John and I love the colours! xxx

  18. Hi John, Absolutely beautiful,everything about it is sheer class.Stay healthy and happy.Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  19. Such a delightful and beautiful design. Loving the combined colors, too.

  20. Hi John. Lovely card. You must also send my compliments to Bahnu.


  21. I absurlutly love this card John it's beautiful love the colour as well. I'm defently going to get the flower Die after seeing this card.
    Hug's Lynda xx

  22. Hi John

    I’ve finally got around to commenting! Only taken me over a year! I absolutely love this card, the flowers are beautiful and the colours gorgeous. I love your butterfly and how you’ve done the flowers. I remember you patiently explaining to a lady at the Bolton Arena show how to stamp and die cut these flowers. I am the Yorkshire woman with the train passes that took you on a nice trip down memory lane remembering your Step Dad. At least I hope I did!
    Helen xxx

  23. Breath taking. I want this die and am having problems locating it for purchase.

    1. Have a look at Sunrise Crafts if you are in the UK. They stock Jon's dies, stamps and all the Izink products.

  24. Hello John,
    This is fabulous and shows your dies off to perfection, a vision in blue!
    love Maureen x

  25. Hi John what a amazing card I love your design the flowers are gorgeous and the colours are wonderful. And all together it makes one amazing card.
    Thank you for sharing
    Hugs Debs xx

  26. Lovely card Jon. Your products are wonderful. Versatile and affordable. Bhanu is lovely and she makes amazing flowers just by shaping in different ways. X