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Friday, 13 January 2017

Vintage Friday in the Pink...

Happy Friday,

As promised another Vintage Friday.  Don't forget the Takeover Weekend where Creative Expressions takeover Hochanda for the whole weekend starts tonight with me at 8pm!

This card is made using the first release of Dies designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions and is the Italian collection.

I cut the Heart Circle form the Italian Collection Decorative Frames set, I embossed the die and added Pearl Lustre gilding Polish to the raised area.  I dropped this into an embossed square of coconut white foundation card embossed with the tartan trellis A4 embossing folder and again covered in Pearl Lustre polish.

I added a rim of stick on pearls ( cutting one of the double strips cut in 2) to a centre of coconut white card and added the stamped sentiment cut form the smallest frame die in the set.

I matted the square onto a mat of strawberry Cremne card form my stash and made up the larger card as shown using layers of the strawberry and white with strips if the Italian collection border at the top and bottom again rimmed with pearls!


I cut the Exquisite Poppies in white and shaded throng the die using rose blush colour cloud blending ink and a mini smoothie.  I then shaded the same colour around the edges of the petals and made uno the flowers as shown with a pearl centre.  I arranged the flowers on a spare of Olive Branch cut in the pink card arroun d the heart centre.


A final layer of the pink embossed and polished with the pearl lustre gilding polish and white and pink.

I hope you enjoy this vintage die use another example next week!

Dont forget to join me at 8pm for the launch of the Takeover weekend on Hochanda!







43 comments:

  1. Hi John,
    Love the card. Think I might have to buy the dies as I don't have thee and they're gorgeous.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

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  2. Good morning John what a beautiful card and I love the colours
    You have used and the design is wonderful
    Have a great weekend I will be watching and recording too

    Debs xx

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  3. Hi John, a very lovely and pretty card, gorgeous and totally feminine. Looking forward to the shows. Bx

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  4. Stunning, love everything about this card. Recorder set for tonight.
    Annette x

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  5. Hi John
    Love the card. Should be a good fun weekend.
    Jan

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  6. Hi John.
    So pretty Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  7. Gorgeous card, really beautiful.

    Michele

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  8. Hi John, great card, it has a very Victorian feel to it. Will be watching at the weekend, but don't tell my bank manager. Love Rosemarie X

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  9. Good morning John and crafters all,
    Lovely card, colours so feminine. Not seen this die collection but they are lovely.
    Looking forward to this evening, if it is as good as last years take over it will be fantastic.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

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  10. Good morning John this is a stunning card. It is such a good idea to revisit older dies they are still beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing all the shows at the weekend. Stay safe. Hugs Jackie

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  11. Morning John,
    Wow this card is stunning.
    Can't wait to see what you have to show us.I might have to watch some shows on catch up though.
    Stay safe in this snowy weather.
    Have a great time
    Maggie

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  12. It's a lovely card John. I do like the poppies. Looking forward to watching what I can over the weekend. Have fun.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  13. Very pretty John and what a treat for us this weekend.
    Chris xx

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  14. Lovely card John. No housework for me this weekend!!! Xx

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  15. This is my type of card John, AB FAB. Have fun this weekend. xxxx

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  16. Morning John, A very beautiful 'vintage' looking card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  17. Morning John, oh I like this one and I know I have some of the italian collection but sure which ones so have to check out my stash. Looking forward to the weekend takeover.

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

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  18. That's beautiful John. I only have one die from the Italian collection, but this has made me want them all! Good luck for the shows this weekend!

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  19. Hi John
    A beautiful card, lovely colours. Looking forward to the Takeover weekend, recorder is set.
    B xx

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  20. What a gorgeous card, John. Looking forward to the weekend.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  21. Morning John,
    Lovely card. Looking forward to the weekend takeovr.
    Lydia
    X

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  22. Good Morning John cant wait to see your demos and this card wow that truly is just stunning I love everything about it, the colours the embossing and the diecuts are just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  23. Wow John, such a pretty, girly card, made with with delicious colours too, thank you for inspiration John. Can't wait for this weekend on Hochanda, it will be fun with all of you there together!
    Hugs
    Sandra
    Xxxxxxx

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  24. Good morning John great card love from Jackie xx

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  25. Think it's time to dig out some of my older dies. Looking forward to the takeover. Going to sit and do some colouring in whilst I am watching. SueL x

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  26. Beautiful card John. Love the colours.

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  27. Good morning John, such a pretty card John and I love that strawberry pink card. I have a few dies from the Italian collection but I know that I don't have the decorative frames set of dies. It is so beautiful. Looking forward to the shows this weekend.
    Marion S x

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  28. Hi John. This card is lovely. Thank you for going back to the Italian collection. You have inspired me to get mine out again. Hope the Takeover weekend isn't too exhausting!! Diane (Cards2Di4) x

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  29. Lovely card John, I love the colours. What a good idea to re-visit some of the older dies and refresh the look with some of the newer ones.

    Lisbeth

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  30. Hi John,
    A real WOW card, there is so much detail it's wonderful.
    Enjoy the weekend and looking forward to seeing some of the shows.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather

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  31. Morning John, what a lovely card. I am so glad that you are visiting old dies, as we do tend to forget about them. This die was on my wish list but did get forgotten about when all the new dies were launched, so it is great to be reminded about them and put them back on the wish list
    Wendyx

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  32. Hi John a beautiful card love it looking forward to the shows xxxxx
    Love June horrocks

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  33. I'm not a a pink kinda person but I do love the layout and tha colours can be easily changed Hope all goes well over the week end Good luck

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  34. I am so glad you are going back and designing card designs using, as you call them, vintage die sets. I came on the scene about a year ago and started buying Sue's dies when I could find them in the USA. Up until recently, the vintage dies were the only ones I could find here. So these are the dies I mostly have at this time. I know you do not do many pink cards, so I want you to know how gorgeous your card is today. I love it! Looking forward to the "Take Over" shows.

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  35. Beautiful card john x I love it x the colours are beautiful and thanks again for revisiting these dies x
    Theresa w x

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  36. Hi John WOW gorgeous card and so lovely to see these dies again a lovely set thank you a great idea for Friday's.

    Looking forward to the shows jeanie xxxx

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  37. John many thanks for using some of the first dies that were created for Creative expressions. Please do continue.
    Annamieke from down under

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  38. Hello John.
    Lovely card - so looking forward to the weekend's Shows! Break a leg!!!
    Love Myra

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  39. Evening John

    What a gorgeous card! I absolutely love it. Have a great 'take over' weekend

    June x

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  40. fab card ,love the lacy look,Laura O

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  41. Gorgeous card John. Thank you. Enjoyed tonight's show. Will have to be up early tomorrow fir your show at 8am😴

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  42. WOW WOW WOW MY SORT OF CARD JOHN.
    Love everything about this one John, love colour, love style, and despite the fact these dies are the ones that led me to my downward trail of obsession, still love (and use) the Italian dies.

    Hugs
    Helen xx

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