Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Actually Pink...

Happy Tuesday,

After yesterdays card that I thought would look nice in pink I thought I would go far a card that is actually pink today!  This is another sample / demo form my shows at the end of Feb and an unusual colour combination but I have to admit the colours somehow sing to me on this one which is strange as I'm far more of a blue person!

I stared this one by cutting 3 rectangles of foundation card, two in pink and one in white, using the double pierced rectangles.  Next i added a strip of stick on pearls on the bottom white rectangle I then used the outside cutting edge form one side of the Corvus mini Gemini die by Sue Wilson and the details to cut across the rectangle higher up.  I repeated this on the next white layer again going higher up.

To add the polished silk glitter behind I cut a piece of white card too which I had a dded sheet of the double sided adhesive sheet to using both outside cutting edges to cut a shape that would fit exactly behind the filigree.  I then simply added polished silk glitter, in rose copper, to the exposed adhesive and brushed off the excess.

For the main element I cut the outside die from the Zoe frames and tags set in the white. I then cut the next die in the pink and added a stamped oval covered in the polished silk glitter on the bottom white layer.

I finished with a thin satin bow in White and Pink and made up flowers using the smaller flowers and the centres fro the orange blossom die set in pink and white and stuck these in a spare across the front of the card in a cascade.

I finished the flowers with cosmic shimmer pearl PVA in the centres and added polished silk glitter over the top to make glittered raised centres.



  1. Hi John.
    A beautiful card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  2. Morning John, a beautiful card it looked a bit orange on my iPad but I bet it is gorgeous in pink in real life.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

  4. Lovely card, very pretty.


  5. Hi John and crafters all
    What a pretty card this is. Love the Gemini dies, and the self adhesive sheets make it so easy to add glitter.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T ✂️✂️ xx

  6. Hi John, a very lovely and pretty card, love the layers. Have a great day. Bx

  7. Good morning John this is a stunning card it certainly does look pretty in pink. I hope your prep for Sunday goes well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Hi John,
    Lovely in pink. A bit bold for me but I do like the composition.Will be good to see on TV again!
    Anne M xxx

  9. Nice card, pink is a bit to bold!

  10. Hi John
    A lovely card. The demo of this on Hochanda was great.
    B xx

  11. Morning John,
    Lovely card today and it's just right for girls who love pink.
    I love it, some would probably say it's too pink but we each have our own taste in colours. I know my eldest Grandaughter would love this card,
    Have a great day

  12. Hi John,
    such a beautiful card, and it's pink my fave colour.
    Your design is ace as usual.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

  13. Hi John,
    Lovely card, saw you demo this on Hochanda.
    Love Janet X
    From Wakefield

  14. Love the design John, but not sure about the colour.

  15. Morning John, today's card is really pretty love the pink x

  16. Love the mix of colour with the dark pink glitter and the flower cascade. Luv jxxx

  17. Lovely colour mix John and a very pretty card,

  18. Lovely card and I'm more of a blue person too But I like this a lot

  19. Good morning John, gorgeous looks a bit orange on my gizmo too!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  20. I think the polished silk glitters might be on my shopping list for the NEC. They look amazing.

    Anne (Northampton)

  21. This card looks stunning, John.
    Thanks for all your inspiration.
    Sue Mac

  22. Morning John, A very pretty card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  23. Stunning card John the colours are lovely thank you xxxxx

  24. Eh up John
    My, its very pink.....I'm sure that its not this vivid in real life. Love the design though, especially the layering of the Gemini die.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  25. Morning John,
    A very nice card in pink.

  26. Hi John,
    Love the way you layer the Gemini die cuts, the colour combination is very striking.
    Thanks for sharing,

  27. Funnily enough until the weekend I had your show still on my Sky box. I had kept it to watch again as I think your explanation of lining up etc is very helpful. SueL x

  28. Good morning John, I like the design of the card, but not too keen on the dark colour with the pink and white. Not sure why, but to me it just looks wrong, but as was said before we all have our own colour choices that we like. :)
    Looking forward to seeing you again soon on Hochanda.
    Pat xxxx

  29. Hi John, lots of pretty dies here and a lovely colour combo, beautiful card, Kate X

  30. Hi John. I am trying to imagine the card in Pink and White as on my screen it looks as though the colours are orange and turquoise (yuck) which is a shame.


  31. Morning John, wow a lovely card this is, I love the pleats and the glitter behind it, got to have a go at one of these, see what you do to me John haha!!

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

  32. Hi John, that is pink indeed - I might try it in lemon as in lemon meringue CC........
    Hugs, Rose

  33. Good morning John sorry this doesn't sing for me. Perhaps in another colour. Love from Jackie xx

  34. love the pink , sorry I had to leave early on sunday have you got the 2nd card picture so I can copy it please jon xx#

  35. Hi John, been in uk for 3 weeks on hol. Love this card. The layering is great.
    love Val x

  36. Like the design. But isn't it I interesting how so many of us are seeing different colours: I my case, salmon and a pale peppermint on my iPad!! Which I have to say I quite like. Would be interested to see the original some time to see real colours!!


  37. Hi John, such a lovely, lovely card today so many pinks, I am certain they look different in real life than on my screen, hugs Johanna

  38. Hi John, such a lovely, lovely card today so many pinks, I am certain they look different in real life than on my screen, hugs Johanna

  39. Hi John, a pretty card, but on my screen it looks like Pink and Green and I am not sure about it. I expect that in real life it will be beautiful.

  40. another stunner ,love the layers of different pinks ,Laura O

  41. Such a pretty card, love the design.
    Linda xxx

  42. Love the design of the card but unfortunately not the pink but it would look nice in other colours.

  43. I am like others, I love the card and the layers and the whole design but I am not keen on the colour.
    But it could be that it looks better up close and the screens are not showing the true colour.

  44. Lovely pink card John. I love that Zoe die!

  45. This card is so pretty John, lovely cheery colours too X X X