Monday, 6 January 2014

'El Dia de Reyes'

Hola Feliz Dia de Reyes!

As you may, or may not have guessed, today is a big day of Christmas here in Spain.  It is the day of the three kings, or Los Tres Majos Reyes in Spanish.  The sixth of January is the culmination of the Christmas period here and most of us ex-pats call this the Spanish Christmas Day.

Todays card is then designed for my Spanish friends who celebrate today!

This is one of those simple cards that takes an age to make!  I started by stamping the crown three times onto acetate in a line.  Next I used a double sided adhesive sheet from 3L on the reverse.  On the other sticky side I used a mixture of gold and silver gilding flakes (it shines a lot more in real life honest!)

I cut a piece of card 12cm x 18cm and hand cut an aperture out at 14cm x 8cm.  I mounted this onto a sheet of gold card and cut an aperture out slightly smaller to give a gold edge.  I mounted the image on the reverse and edged it in black before, finally, adding to a card blank!



  1. Bet you thought your were finished with Christmas cards but now the Spanish Christmas is nearly over you can focus your talents on what you do best, creating wonderful designs for us to drool over. Love this card so much care taken in design and execution.

    Wilma x x xt

  2. Hi John. Great card, very imposing. Take care.

  3. nice card ,bet the gold flakes look great .Laura O

  4. Hola John
    Thought this was a wall picture its so grand.
    Great, smashing, super!
    Have a great day and hope you're not still incommunicado.
    Ang x

  5. Looks very Royal too.
    Thursday for our jolly?

  6. Hi John,
    Yes I agree with Wendy, very regal.

  7. How interesting i did not know this ,a beautiful Lovely celebration card and yes very Regal ,I love it
    Will be back soon John
    Take care everyone
    Elaine H X

  8. Odd how different countries celebrate in different ways - it seems strange to me to celebrate the end of a celebration!

  9. Hi John. Feliz Tres Majos Reyes.
    What a lovely idea to make for Spanish friends. Such an elegant looking card, bet it looks even better in real life.

    Love Val x

  10. Hi John,
    I agree with Mrs Duck it looks like a lovey wall picture, it's super and luxurious.
    Regards. Jenny L.