Quick, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow.

February 20, 2019 — 14 Comments

Sometimes I do it quickly, sometimes I do it slowly. Most of the time, I just do it.

Read on to see what I am really talking about …

Making cards, of course. What else did you think ‘it’ was?!


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Here are a couple of examples using the Ornate Background from Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Says Stamp Rubber Stamp Greetings Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (1)

One took literally a few minutes, the other took absolute yonks!

Like them both though. You?

The black/white one was a simple case of stamping the design directly onto a card and then again on another sheet of card.

The second piece was then cropped down and layered with black card and then fixed to the card with foam tape.

A sentiment and some gems were added to finish.

The gold/black/white card was similar apart from the fact that I spent about three evenings trying to carefully colour in the design with gelly roll pens.

Hand cramp ahoy!

Not sure I did such a great job but they look good without my glasses on so, yay!

Anyhoo, here’s a few more shots of these makes.

By the way, if you would to see more cards using this stamp, please check out this blog post or visit Simon Says Stamp.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

Bye for now.

J :)

14 responses to Quick, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow.

  1. 
    Sylvia Yeomanson February 21, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Both look great to me John. I admire your talent and patience. Xx

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  2. 

    Love the stamp,both look stunning.

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  3. 

    Love what you have done with this beautiful stamp. The colored one is worth the hand cramps, but I love the the the black and white one, for me really stands out and very stylish xx

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  4. 
    Margaret McCormack February 20, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Lovely cards John. I like them both. Hope the hand cramps have gone x

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  5. 

    First I thought you where dancing John LOL! Awesome cards, I love this stunning background stamp and I have this stamp! I didn’t had time to play with it but he is in reach for a birthday card I need in the second week of March, so great to see examples with it.
    Thank you for the post and have a great day.

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  6. 

    I love these big background stamps and your makes are fabulous, the gold one definitely has the edge though. Do you know how much the postage costs to order a big stamp like this from Simon Says Stamp John? Or is there anywhere in this country that stocks them?

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  7. 

    Loving this stamp, fabulous cards John xx Hazel

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  8. 
    Amanda Carpenter February 20, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Good morning John, these really are beautiful, I love this stamp, with two totally different takes on what you can achieve, one might have been quick but they both look just as fabulous, looking forward to seeing your new venture too ;-) , well done you, crafty hugs Mr B xx

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  9. 

    Hmmmmmm! Well I reckon the pay back for those joyous serendipitous moments when something unplanned ‘just works’ is the crampy time put in elsewhere. Or is that the other way round?
    Anyway, two fan makes so well done…you busy little bee!
    Take care

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  10. 

    The black and white one looks nice, but I think the gold one has the edge, it jumps out more. Yes, worth the hand cramps. xx

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  11. 

    Stunning John. Well worth the hand cramps!

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