Sunday, 17 May 2015

Simple Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

A mix of ranges on this one and quite a simple card! I stared by making a Aqua foundation card blank using the Ornate Pierced noble die designed by Sue wilson.  Next I cut a mat using the next die down in the set the smallest size I cut in the aqua and the smallest white plaque I cut using the smallest die in the Classic adorned noble die set.  A complex description for something that is as easy as it looks!

To make the frontispiece I cut all the pieces in the new dandelion clocks die set and coloured them using a smoothie and Peacock fathers distress ink.  To make the background I laid a piece of the transfer tape I had on Create and Craft last week over the pice and cut waves in it using my craft knife.  I then removed each layers one at a time and shaded the exposed area with the distress ink.

A simple stamped card that doesn't involve stamping but a nice effect and great for Batch Cards!



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you this card is so beautiful. Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning John, Like this card and the colours I have these dies so may give this one a try, thanks for sharing! love Junex (Cumbria)

  3. Simplicity seems to be the order of the day for you, Sue and Julia and very nice too. It is always good to have an idea to batch make cards. Also another suitable for posting without having to modify.

  4. Love this card so clean and elegant. Loopy Lynda

  5. Hi John
    What a brilliant effect card that does not involve too much complicated techniques.
    Ginnie x

  6. Hi John, a very different card, but very effective, nice colours. Bx

  7. Hi John, the Aqua colour is great for this card, love the dandelion die, I never really liked it when I first saw the die but just like the floor 'ladder' die it's not until you see what it does that you realise how good it is. I spent yesterday practising my pearl pva drops. One of my bottles was stubborn and yes I think you've guessed it.. There was a bit of an explosion of it. Fortunately I was practising on my large acrylic stamp mat and it went all over that. I managed to salvage some by scooping it up with my score tool and cleaned up with ,it's of baby wipes, and I apart from some on my hands I never got a drop on anything else. Think I was a bit lucky. It was an OMG moment then a I couldn't stop laughing, it was like something out of a comedy sketch as I was working on my lap tray and had the recliner up on my chair so I was stranded, lol good job I had my handy tools right by me and baby wipes. Hope I've given you a laugh.
    Have a great Sunday
    Maggie in Solihull

  8. Hi John, a lovely and bright looking card ! Take care Jane B.

  9. Morning John,
    A lovely card, I do love the way you have used the dandelion heads.

  10. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. Those noble dies are so useful. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  11. Morning John, a fantastic card love the simplicity of it and gorgeous colour.
    Nancyd xx

  12. Morning John, I am back, had a disastrous holiday, hardly any signal for wifi or even the phone, glad to be back home, anyway I have a lot of catching up on your blog, so will go through in a little while and see what I have missed.

    I am loving this card especially the colours you have used.

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

  13. Lovely colour, such a calming look.

  14. Great card-love the colour.


  15. I knew it! As soon as I saw cards using the dandelion dies I'd want them all the more! Love the soft tranquil colours you've used and I can picture a beautiful sunset and black clocks too

  16. Good morning John I haven't played with these dies yet which as you know I was lucky to win from Sue. Will try and have a go later. Have a nice day love from Jackie xx

  17. What an absolutely beautiful card John.
    Lynne x

  18. Hi John
    What a stunning card today. So simple to do but looks absolutely fabulous. Might try this technique with stamped flowers as well.

  19. Fab card John - love it and guess what I have just purchased these dies and guess what I haven't used them yet!!!! I need to get my crafty butt in gear!!!! Enjoy your day xx GailT xx

  20. Hi John,
    Lovely simple but effective the colour.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  21. Hi John, love this Aqua colour you have used in this beautiful card.
    Regards Liz.

  22. Hi John,
    It's simple but beautiful. (One of those where one thinks: why didn't I think of that?)
    Love the colours.
    Best wishes, Rose

  23. Hi John, A lovely CAS card, lovely colours.
    Hope your weekend is going well.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  24. Fab card John. I love the delicate colours that you've used and that noble die is such a lovely shape. Pretty flowers make the perfect finishing touch. Pat x

  25. Fabulous card John, love the colours too.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  26. Another gorgeous card today and I so love the technique you do for the back ground and I definitely will have a go, just need to pluck up the courage to try something new lol

  27. Hi.John.nice card an colours an the lovely noble dies..Take Care Melody x

  28. Hi John,
    ooooooooooo! another of your superb designs today.
    Love this fab design,and the wonderful colour choice too.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely ideas.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  29. Eh up John
    Simple but very, very effective.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  30. Good Morning John, I am from the USA and do not know what a "smoothie" is as a tool for crds. Can you help?