Sunday, 30 November 2014

Simple Gemini Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

Well its the last of the Gemini Dies today and its the turn of the Phoenix today.  This is deceptively simple die with some beautiful debased areas that make a die cut piece simply sing.  Now as I have mad more complex cards with the other Gemini dies I have made a more complex one with this one however I will post that next week as it needs time to dry and it is simple Sunday.  I ahem also been playing with one of my favourites the Lyra die so you will see more of that one over the coming weeks I promise.

back to today a simple A4 grey card scored and folded in half with the border piece form the Eternal Rings striplet cut down the right hand died.  I have then cut the Phoenix die using both edges to make a single piece in the same grey.  I mounted this on a piece of blush card embossed with the Daisy Tiers A4 embossing folder onto the inside of the card so that the die cut is visible through the window.  A simple sentiment and a strip of pink ribbon from my stash and a simple, but hopefully effective card is made in minutes.

Sue Wilson's Gemini Collection Phoenix die
Eternal Rings Striplet die
Blush & Grey foundation Card
Creative Expressions A4 embossing folder Daisy Tiers 
Ribbon from stash.



  1. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I do like your simple cards they are always so effective and achievable. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  2. Lovely card, very effective & easy to recreate.


  3. Eh up John
    Not keen on the colour choice but a lovely design that could be used with different dies too.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  4. Hi John. What a lovely simple and elegant card today. Have a good day. Take care.

  5. this is a last minute card ....quick and easy!

  6. Unusual colour choice, but the design is lovely.
    Lynne x

  7. Hello John, a simple but very effective card, I really like the colours too. Bx

  8. Hi John,
    Simple and elegant today John and a gorgeous quick design.

    Love Sheila xx

  9. Morning John,
    A lovely CAS card. I do like the colour but maybe would have put a little more pink.

  10. How did we ever make cards without die cuts? These dies are just adorable and this simple card shows how easy it is to get something really nice very easily with the dies.

    Hugs Alice xx

  11. Hi John,
    Lovely simple card, but so effective. Must try that design.
    HAGD, Rose

  12. Lovely clean and fresh looking card John, thank you for sharing x x x

  13. Lovely card today and I love the colours.
    Sheila x

  14. Simple it maybe - but sooooo effective - luv it xx it has given me inspiration to make something similar but with a different inset die xx enjoy the rest of your weekend xx GailT xx

  15. Hi John
    I have enjoyed this week's cards with the Gemini dies. Genius concept. I hadn't clocked how well they match the background dies (Friday's card). A lovely concept in today's card. Best wishes, Anne O

  16. Simple design, but perfect.
    Love it
    Janice W

  17. Love the card John. I will pin it onto Mens card even
    with the pink strip. Take care,
    Maria x

  18. Hello John, Simple and VERY effective - this is my kind of card, I love it.
    Hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday. Brenda

  19. Hi John,

    A very simple but elegant card, would do for many occasions.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx