Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happiness is Homemade

Happy Thursday,

I know today is Halloween and so my post should be spooky however I did that a couple of weeks ago, click HERE to see my Halloween offering.

Slightly different card for me simple stamping and die cutting...

This is a change of pace from the rest of this week with a very simple Hand Tied bow.

The card starts with hand cutting a card blank by folding a sheet of A4 PMD red cardstock in half, then making it into a square (don't worry the scrap is used for a tag!)

The background is a crackle stamp from creative expressions which I stamped with versamark then embossed with clear powder.  This panel is then swirled with different colours of distress ink and mounted onto a matching red card.

Next a simple double layer of Kraft and red card and a simple stripe of spotty ribbon.

The main element is a heart cut with a spellbinders die in fabric (which I used with iron on interfacing to stop it fraying) a felt rose and a banner tag cut in cream Core'dinations cardstock.  The sentiment you may have seen before as it's a favourite of mine from Waltzing mouse.

Simple but, hopefully, effective!



  1. Hi John. A great card. I love the fabric heart, ribbon and flower. Take care.

  2. Good morning John,
    Another great card, could be made even without a Die cutting machine.
    Love the colours you have used.
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

  3. Morning John,
    It may be a different card for you but it' right up my street, love it all. The fabric heart and felt rose are beautiful.

  4. simple in style but so effective ,love the colours .Laura O

  5. Hola John
    It may be different as its not got lots of die cuts but its still your unmistakeable style.
    Love the effect of the crackle stamp. Looks a bit spiderwebby so a touch Halloween lol!
    Have a great day.
    Any x

  6. Lovely and simple card this morning John. I love your fabric heart and felt roses. Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  7. Hi John. What a lovely romantic card. The fabric heart is beautiful. Must remember to ask you which Chinese it was that you bought the felt.
    Have a good afternoon off.
    Love val x

  8. Hi John
    A lovely card Today ,i like the colors and the style
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  9. It doesn't matter about the time of year, I think you could send this card any season!

  10. Hi John,
    what a fab card. Love the colours and the spots and gingham together. Great design as always.
    Regards Jenny L.