Saturday, 14 March 2015

Saturday Stamping...

Happy Stamping Saturday,

A really simple and elegant (hopefully in your opinions) card today which with a change of sentiment would do for so many occasions.

The interest in this card is the Ivy trail along the side however I wanted to show how just by stamping the main element from the Dogflower Frames elements stamp set, in perfect medium and embossing it in Cosmic Shimmer Detail black embossing powder.  This, stamped on coconut white card, creates a dramatic yet simple sentiment panel and as last weeks Saturday project would easily make batch cards.

The card this is mounted on is made using a square cut to 18x18cm into which I have die cut CE Craft dies by Sue Wilson Ivy die form the finishing touches collection.  I then stuck another square, using Cosmic Shimmer dies clear glue and being careful to add glue around the edge of the die cut, to another square cut the same size.  I then flooded the gap between the die cut and the solid piece with Cosmic Shimmer clear lacquer and allow sit to dry.  This produces a slightly recessed piece that is glossy and has texture.

I tied a piece of black seam binding around this square and foam mounted the sentiment panel over the top, I also added a small pearl embellishment over the knot.

Finally I made a square card blank at 20x20cm and foam mounted the front piece over this, this hides the ribbon on the back.

CE Clear stamps dog flower frames elements set
CE Craft dies by Sue Wilson Ivy finishing touch die set
Coconut white foundation card
Cosmic Shimmer detail black embossing powder
Cosmic Shimmer crystal clear lacquer



  1. Morning John, such an elegant and beautiful card today, love it, I would love to see you make this on one of your shows or even a video, that would be a real treat.

    Have a great Saturday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Hi John.
    Thank you just beautiful. Take care Kitty.

  3. Classy card John, CAS and lovely!

  4. white on white card is really stunning

  5. Stunning card, one that could be easily changed into a christmas card. Did I really mention "christmas "??!!


  6. Gorgeous card John. I have never thought of using clear lacquer in this way so will have to try it as it's so effective!

    Carolyn B

  7. Thanks for sharing this technique it looks great xx

  8. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  9. Hi John, fabulous card today, and as you say with a different sentiment woukd be suitable for many occasions. Great idea with filling the ivy die cut area. Another technique to try. Have a great day . Bx

  10. Morning John
    This card is stunning, off to a Lace Day today
    Carol x

  11. Hi John, it certainly is an elegant card. Love the ivy cut out of the card and filled up with glue/ lacquer. Gorgeous card indeed ,love Jane B.

  12. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card, I love black and white.

  13. Eh up John
    Very subtle and elegant. The glossed recess is inspired. I can think of many suitable occasions.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  14. Gorgeous idea, would never have thought to use the lacquer in this way. I have a question re the lacquer - so will email you later

  15. A stunning card. I love black and white cards.

  16. Hi John,
    Excellent quick card, but very dramatic in black and white!
    Lorna D

  17. Brilliant technique John - I just got two bottles of glossy accents, so I'm guessing they would do the same trick!

  18. Very elegant John. I enjoy reading how you've made the cards.

  19. Hi Jihn
    Another stunner today. I love how you've cut the trailing Ivy Out if the card. Your stamps are really really lovely.

  20. Absolutely fabulous, love the Ivy trail and stamp

  21. Hello John, what a stunning card, great idea filling the Ivy in with clear lacquer.
    This is a card that would fit so many occasios. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a good weekend, Brenda

  22. Hi John, lovely card, very classy. X Ros

  23. Hi John fantastic card in my favourite colour,thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Hi John, A very lovely CAS card, as you say, would be ideal for 'batch' cardmaking.
    Black and White always elegant.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  25. Beautiful and elegant card you've made there, John. I love it.
    Those trailing ivy dies are gorgeous, and so versatile.
    HAGD, Rose

  26. Very stylish card John, love the black and white. Pat x

  27. Hi John, I love the elegance of this card, beautiful!!
    Regards Liz.

  28. Brilliant card and love how you glazed behind the Ivy die cut piece xx GailT xx

  29. Hi John
    Gorgeous card, love the monochrome effect x x x

  30. Stunning card John.

    I finally got your Daisy Corner stamps on Friday but have not had the chance to play with them yet lol!
    Hope you have had a good crafting weekend.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx