Thursday, 8 May 2014

More French Chic? ...

Happy Thursday,

Today's card is made using an old Spellbinders set, well from last year if you count that as old!  I have been using the new sets however I pulled Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles out to cut the centre oval for Monday's card and it just sat on my desk until I used it and put it away.

I actually used the scraps form Monday to start this card as it started with the banner and sentiment first.  I the cut the filigree insert from the set from an A5 sheet of white hammered PMD cardstock(yes I know hammered again however I Love the texture of the card and until I manage to buy some micro beads then this is my texture medium lol)

I mounted this over a slightly larger piece of Navy card with foam tape.  Next I cut the solid panel in the same Navy then the centre filigreed oval in White and foam mounted these on top.

The bow was next, this is simply one of my messy bows however I stuck in tightly under the panel so that it is very rosette like. Now I know this style has not been the most popular in the past however I am hoping that the colour composition will make this more accessible!  I inked the oval in the die with a dew drop midnight pigment ink and mounted the sentiment banner on top.

To hide the seem I added three silk ribbon roses and finished the front with a simple matching hatpin.

To finish the card I matted the front onto 2 layers of white and navy using foam tape as always and complete!

Again matching the French (Not Drench as I put earlier in the week thanx Ang) theme I have been carrying for a while!



  1. OOoh, first today! Good morning everyone. it's nice to come here and take my mind off bugs I am suffering from, and a very dull day outside.

    John, your card is beautiful as always. I am guilty too, of always wanting more dies, as each new set comes out and I have to be careful to not get carried away. So now you have prompted me, I'm going to look back through my older dies, and see what I can come up with.

  2. Another lovely creation, I don't know how you have the time to keep making such stunning cards.


  3. Ooo la la , such a beauty of a card ,im loving the style and that color blue is just gorgeous,
    As Lesley says i too am always longing and wishing for the new dies , i had a look at my dies on Monday and found that i had only used some of them once and promised myself to have a play at trying to mix and match.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  4. Hi John. Lovely card. So love the navy. Like others I have so many dies that have hardly been used and yet still hanker for all the new ones that come out. Just had a delivery from Joanna Sheen - see what I mean.
    Note to self must use older dies.

    Have a good day. I´m off to Wendy´s craft class this morning. It´s the last for a while as she off to the UK for a holiday.

    Love Val x

  5. Hola John
    I am loving your navy and white combos and this is no exception. Very Breton chic! (Sorry, the "drench" was funny, curse predictive text)
    Yes, a tidier bow this time looks spot on.
    An old die is over a month in Casa Juan these days isn't it hahaha! I have decided to start using some of the older stuff when I'm properly weaned off The Striplet.
    Have a great day matey.
    Ang x

  6. Hi John. Have just finished looking at yesterdays post. I love the card, the colours, the dies and the way you have layered it all, gorgeous : ) Todays card is just as beautiful. Again in my favourite colour, just love all blues : ) The bow looks great on this one too.
    I hope you feel better soon Lesley.
    Take care.

  7. Hi John. love the card. Like everyone else I have dies that I've only used once then bought some more! I blame Sue Wilson for my last buy of dies! They are beautiful tho aren't they. Haven't got them all yet!

  8. Hi John
    Another gorgeous card! I chuckled when I read your commentary and using old dies. I hankered after this die set last year even though I had a set with a similar name and could achieve something quite similar. And of course, in common with others, I've dies that I've only used a couple of times! Makes for very expensive cards! But that's the addiction of card-making. Have a god day,
    Anne O

  9. Hi John,
    Oh definitely a touch of 'Ooh la la' I adore the navy and white and you always bring out the best in the dies you use. It's such a stunning card. Love the messy bow too.

    Love Sheila xx

  10. hi John, well I have hammered card and I have micro beads and for me it is hammered card as a preference so don't worry about rushing into more purchases!! Lovely design on this card and I actually used an older die a couple of days ago, the border from the Parisian set, as I had told myself I must use what I've got as much as possible!! best wishes Jackie

  11. Love this card John.
    I think I prefer this bow.

  12. Hi John super,super ,card I love it.

  13. Hi John,
    Another great card, love it.

  14. Beautiful card John, I love the colour bow with this one, the design is fab.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  15. Hi John,
    Another stunner; navy/hammered white/'old' die; elegance personified!

  16. Another fab creation and old after one year!!!! Wow I have some positively relic dies then - I really must have a sort out and either start using them again or think about selling them ( would I be able to part with them that is the question) xx the sentiment made me want to burst into song - lol xx GailT xx

  17. Lovely card I don't have many dies I can't afford to buy many as I don't sell cards but even I have some that as part of a bundle I haven't used yet eg some D-Lites Great colours and makes a nice softer change from black or brown

  18. fab card ,have this die and must use it again .Often forget I have some of these lovely dies ,Laura O

  19. just looking at yesterday card now .I know I know missed a day again ,Days a flying away on me lately ,Card was fab yesterday love the criss crossed ribbon,looks great.Son is getting Confirmation Saturday so can see another missed day coming[ feel like I have missed out when this happens ]Laura O