Saturday, 8 August 2015

Black and gold demo...

Happy Saturday,

I am demoing at Jula Crafts in Consett, county Durham today from 10am to 4pm then its a quick dash home as I'm demoing from 11 till 2pm at Stoneleigh show!  I thought you might like to see one of the cards I will be demoing today.

There are various techniques in this one so its great to show different card making skills.

I cut all the layers in the mini Christmas background in black foundation card and rubbed golden light gilding wax all over the pieces.  I mounted onto double sided adhesive sheet and added diamond sprinkles in the 'gaps'.  next I layered them using foam tape to add dimension.

The strip along the middle is made with black foundation card and Sue Wilson's paper grouting technique with warm gold sparkle texture paste.  I added a couple of the snowflake borders, again rubbed with the gilding wax, and a strip of gold / silver reverseable ribbon.

I finished with a few layers of black and gold and a festive card, in alternate colours, is finished.

Creative Expressions Craft die by Sue Wilson
Mini Christmas scene
Snowflake corner, border and tags
vintage gold and black foundation card
Golden light gilding wax
diamond sprinkles
Frosty swirls sparkle texture paste



  1. Hi John.
    A lovely card Thank you. Have fun and take care Kitty.

  2. Hi John,
    stunningly beautiful card today.
    Love, Love, Love, it.
    Wonderfully designed as always.
    Have a wonderful busy weekend.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  3. Wow, such a beautiful card....I love it.
    Really elegant.

  4. Beautifully ornate, with the wide background treatment to set off the main feature! You are one busy guy these days, what a change from Spain!

  5. Morning John, a fab. Card and love the unusual colours for Christmas very different you take care driving between your demo's and enjoy yourself.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Eh up John
    Used the snowflake border myself for the first time Thursday and its a fab die. You know I love black and gold.It looks luxurious and elegant as does your card.
    Safe travels.
    Ang x

  7. Good morning John, very nice!!!
    Have a safe journey and enjoy the weekend!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  8. Hi John, A stunningly beautiful card today and a superb design !! Love it . Take care Jane B.

  9. I haven't used my snowflake border yet so this has given me an idea to start off with.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Morning John, oh this is a stunner today, love it, got to try it.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  11. Hi John,
    A stunning card, love the combination with the paper grouping it looks so rich. Hope you have safe journeys over the weekend and thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  12. Morning John,
    "WOW" Your Card Today Is Just So Very Beautiful, It's "Exquisite" I Just Love The Fabulous Black Foundation Card You've Used And I Must Say I Really Love How You've Added The Gold Gilding Wax Giving It That Rich, Extremely Opulent Look, I Really Love The Mixture Of Truly Beautiful Dies "Mini Christmas Background"
    "Snowflake Border" It's Truly Stunning I Love It So Very Much.
    Thanks For Sharing John
    Have A Great Day
    Hugs From Sam x

  13. Lovely card-very striking colours.


  14. Hi John,
    Very dramatic! Your card this morning is a complete contrast from Sue's, I love it.!
    Lorna D

  15. Hello John, very striking card today, like everything. Have a great weekend, you certainly are going to be busy. Bx

  16. Good morning John this is a gorgeous Christmas card it will make a fantastic demo. It sounds like you have a very busy weekend ahead. Have fun. Hugs Jackie

  17. Morning John,
    Sorry this one is a bit too busy for me.

  18. A very busy card John, love the black with gold .
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Elaine H X

  19. This is a stunner John, best yet !!!!!1
    You are a busy bee. xxxx

  20. Hi John,
    Luxurious and rich looking card today in stunning black and gold!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  21. Good morning John looks a very busy card but then it suits it's creator, do you ever sit still? Safe travels. Love from Jackie

  22. Hi John
    Love the card and the colours you have chosen.
    Hope you manage to get some time off over the weekend, you seem to be working non stop.

  23. Hi John
    My word you do keep on the go don't you. Another stunning card today. I love the colour combination you've used on this card. The Gilding wax gives it a Bronzeed look.

  24. Stunning card John, love this one, so beautiful and rich looking.

    Love & hugs
    Happy crafting

    Jacquie J xxx

  25. Oh my goodness, how gorgeous is this! One of the absolute top ten Christmas cards ever! Love it!

  26. Such a beautiful card. Absolutely gorgeous. Two thumbs up!!

  27. Wish I was there to see you demoing some of these masterpieces John, they are lovely....luv Ursula xx

  28. Hi John, a lovely card and great colour combination, but just a bit to busy for me.
    Drive carefully

  29. Looks amazing gilded Great combo - black and gold

  30. Hi John

    Really classy card. Black and gold are a stunning combo.


    T x

  31. Hi John really elegance look to this card its stunning. Take Care Melody xxx