Sunday, 1 June 2014

Sorry More Feathers!

Happy Sunday,

I know the peacock feathers were not universally popular last week however I have to get my  money's worth so here is another offering for you.

The feathers, three this time see I do listen! are die cut then inked using a versamark three colour inkpad.  These are shaded in all the colours using cut n dry foam and the ink has a opalescent finish which doesn't really come over on the picture.

The remainder of the card is simply put together with embossing, inking and die cutting.

I used simple white and a soft blue to make the oval layers using the new spellbinders oval dies and ovals large.  I layered these up with foam tape and placed several of the peacock feathers in between the layers.  The top sentiment, in the same ink, is from whimsey stamps.

The whole centrepiece, along with an overlarge bow (even I think this one is a little too big) is foam mounted onto an embossed and inked piece. This is then mounted onto a card blank with a pierced piece.

Not everyone's taste, but,



  1. Love the card just not the feathers, i really dislike feathers-real or otherwise.


  2. Hi John. THis card has to be in my favourite top ten likes of yours (Its rapidly turning into the top 20) Absolutely love it. The background with my favourite colour gems, the beautiful die, the feathers - I didn´t know you could buy a three coloured ink pad, and last of all the fantastic bow. All stunning Joh.
    Enjoy your rainy Sunday.
    Love Val x

  3. Hola John
    You know how I feel about feathers (itching now at the thought) but everything else is fantastic. Bow not too big for me on this one and the ink colours are fab.
    Top 20 Val? I don't think I could get it down to 20 he's so darn good!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

    1. Hi Ang. If I could make anything remotely like a 'John' creation, I´d be a happy bunny. I judge them by, Stunning , Stunningly stunning and sit down a cry like a baby cos it´s so beautiful Very few are just stunning cards, most are stunningly stunning and about 20 odd I´ve sat down and cried. Thought I´d explain 'cos I´d hate you to think I´m being harsh. I am after all his number 1 fan. Enjoy the rest of your day Ang.

  4. Mmmm.... Not sure today I'm not a lover of feathers today But knowing me I'll probably love the next offering!

  5. Hi John, love the card. Yes the bow is too big for my liking but I do like the feathers!

  6. Pretty card John, and three do look better than two. I am not superstitious, so I happen to like Peacock feathers!

  7. Fab card - I luv it and the colour combo and the bow is definitely not too big for me - a winner xx GailT xx

  8. Hi John,
    Great card, even though I'n nit a fan of the feather dies. Love the colours you have used.

  9. I like it all John, including the feather die but i dont think i will be buying it as i like other dies more .

    Elaine H X

  10. This is stunning John, love it, love the design and colours, so, so pretty. I have some feather dies which I have not used yet but I do like the Peacock feathers.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  11. Hi John,
    Love it all, including the big bow, which ties all together beautifully.
    I daren't really tell you this but yesterday I set to with determination and naughtily made a complete copy of your Saturday Special Californian background
    box, minus the black (?) piping on the lid flap. Yes, it did keep the grey cells working nicely, thank you! Finished it at 9 last night. So, thank you, John, for a lovely Saturday.
    Lis x

  12. Love the card John, and I'm with Mrs. Duck's comment you are so darn good!

    Love Nancy.

    p.s. glad you listened to the comments about odd numbers!!

  13. Hi John, although not a lover of peacock feathers the overall colour and composition of this card is very nice, best wishes Jackie

  14. John, such beautiful soft colours that you have chosen this card, really pretty. Janice x

  15. a pretty card love the colours .Laura O

  16. Hi John. Love this one, very pretty and I think the colouring on the feathers is gorgeous ( I can imagine it as cameras never do the sheen justice) Three's look better than two : ) Take care.

  17. What a wonderful change from the oodles of predictable, fussy, clone-cards out there. It's a very lovely breath of fresh air between CAS and Over The Top.
    Don't ever sound apologetic for something you have created....if it's your best effort and you love it, own it with pride. Remember, everyone has an opinion but they are not One Size Fits All!

  18. Fabulous card, love the pretty feathers! Stunning detail in this card. :)