Friday, 4 January 2019

Burgundy Swirl...

Happy Friday,

Firstly I have updated the Workshops page of the blog click the page to see where I will be for the next 6 months!

Another card today made using a mix of dies with my new Swirl Poinsettia stamp ( I was determined to be able to use this for projects other than christmas) and the Press cut Hexagon nesting dies which I just love.

I found this rich burgundy card - from Limetree Crafts I believe - when I was trying to sort out the new Craft Cave and had to stop tidying and do something with it!



I started by stamping my swirl poinsettia stamp in black ink onto the burgundy card.  I stamped the flowers twice and cut them out using the matching die.  I showed the flowers and using one of each size for each flower made up 6 different sized swirl flowers.  I added a pearl in the centre of each, I hate a flower without a definitive centre, and arranged these onto white pearl foliage cut with my swirl leaves ( from the Bee Balm collection)

I cut a set of frames using the burgundy, white pearl and black card using the press cut hexagons dies.  I ranged these to make the large frame using the cut out centres for the inset.  I stamped the sentiment, form Marinane, in sepia ink and offset the centre.

 I added some metal corners form my stash onto the set of mats and layers I used to  make up the card with the flowers sprayed in threes at opposing corners.

Ingredients:
JND Swirl Poinsettia Stamps set
JND Poinsettia Die
JND Swirl Leaves
Press Cut Hexagon Nesting die set

Burgundy, Black and Pearl card form Limetree Crafts

Enjoy...

24 comments:

  1. Hi John. Nice to see your blog today. The card is beautiful. The flowers look really good and I love the leaves. Look forward to your next blog.
    Annette x

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  2. Hi John, a very classy and elegant card, love the colour combo. Have a good day everyone. Bx

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  3. Morning John,, wow such a vibrant colour and perfect for this card sample, love it, yes I do, it shows off your swirl stamp and die set to perfection to, the close up photos really are good..... should I nickname you David Bailey..... The hexagons really complete the creation wonderfully too. Yes another winner.

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

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  4. Hi John
    A lovely card. Great sentiment!
    B xx

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  5. Beautiful colour and I love the card especially the poinsettias.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  6. A beautiful card JOHN The Poinsettia swirl stamps are on my Wish List
    I love how you’ve offset the focal element

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  7. Eh up John
    Terrific card. I have some Limetree burgundy and its lovely.
    I'm with you that flowers need a centre lol!
    Be good.
    Ang x

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  8. Gorgeous, opulent, splendid, xxx

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  9. Gorgeous card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  10. Morning John.
    Great card, love the colour you have used.
    Lydia
    X

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  11. Lovely card John. I also have some of the Burgundy card. Apart from the sentiment I have all the components so will give this card a try. Thanks for updating the Workshop and demo list. Glad you will be at Newbury. Take carexxx

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  12. Hi John

    Wow, what a stunning card for us today, chocolate box perfect!

    Heather R Oxfordshire

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  13. Fabulous card John. Love the colours. Gill. Xx

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  14. Hello John,
    A lovely card as was the previous one. It’s good to see you back blogging. Totally understand your reasons for the changes you have made! Life needs a balance. I hope you will be very happy in your new home.
    Love Myra x

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  15. Hi John, Great to see you back again,Love the card and hope the new man cave gives you lots of inspiration.Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

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  16. Great card, reminds me of dark chocolate. I smiled when I read you had found this paper and had to stop what you were doing to make a card with it. A sign of a true card designer!

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  17. That's a gorgeous card John - almost good enough to eat! xxx

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  18. That’s a beautiful card Joh, love the colours x

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  19. Hi John. Love all the elements of this card, however, not too sure of the colour choice. I wonder if it is not coming across so well on the laptop screen as everyone else seems to love it.

    Lisbeth

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  20. Marie P.from Longridge5 January 2019 at 10:56

    Good morning John. A great card as always. Sorry to be a day late with my comment. Unfortunately I don't have the components for the card so will have to add them to my long wish-list.
    Hope you are settling into your new house.
    Marie P.

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  21. Hello John,
    Lovely card today but like Lisbeth I'm wondering if my laptop is not showing the true colour.
    love Maureen x

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  22. Love the card John glad to see you back again hope all went well with your move
    Love June horrocks
    Xxxxxxxxxxx

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