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.

Ingredients:
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


Enjoy...

31 comments:

  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

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

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

    Hope you are well.

    Love

    Maggie (Yorkite) - the ONLY Maggie!

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  4. Gorgeous. Love the colour.
    Annette x

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

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  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

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

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  8. What gorgeous flowers, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

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

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  10. Morning John,
    Pretty card.
    Lydia
    X

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  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

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  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

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lisbeth

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  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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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
    http://debsartliffscards.blogspot.com/?m=0

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  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

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