Friday, 6 May 2016

A little frosty...

Happy Friday,

While the weather seems to have turned to a little more summery I thought Id show this wintery card of frosty foliage, I know it doesn't make sense but its a nice card lol!  I really dont think you can go wrong with classic black and white.

I stared this card by stamping the Graden View background onto acetate using perfect medium.  I then heat embossed this with the new Cosmic Shimmer Snowcap Brilliant sparkle embossing powder which ads a stunning shine and glitter but which really needs to be seen in real life to see the shine.  Hopefully some of you saw this sample on my Hochanda shows on earlier this week .

Next I cut the stunning new stitched lattice background in coconut white foundation card.  I then made a ting frame using the 2 smaller stitched rectangles that come with the set and adhered the stamped piece to this before foam mounting it over the lattice.

I simply added a bow of thin black satin ribbon and some twists of the metal links from Creative expressions with an embellishment form the Always and Forever range by Craft Consortium.



  1. WOW. What a beauty John to help kick start out day. I have some of the new sparkle embossing powder on order and can't wait to try it. I just need to feel well enough to collect it from my local craft shop !!
    The foliage is striking the way you've framed the lattice die, which die did you use for this please John.
    Hope you have a lovely day xx

  2. Hi John, another very striking card, love the foliage around the lattice. Have a great day. Bx

  3. Good morning John. What a lovely card. The new embossing powders look fantastic. On my wish list.

  4. Morning John, beautiful card today xx

  5. Beautiful card, really stunning. Would make a great wedding card.


  6. Fab card John with a great technique, love it,

  7. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love the combination of black and white. The idea of stamping on acetate is a good one. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Hi John, I really really like this card, fantastic. Love Rosemarie x x

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  10. Morning John, oh how wonderful, I saw it on the Hochanda show and thought how wonderful it was, I ordered and received yesterday snowcap embossing powder and the stamp sets, so I am definitely going to have a play with them, your so talented, wonderful.

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

  11. Morning John,
    Wow I love this card, I haven't had time to watch all the shows I taped so missed this demo, I will be now lol.
    I have bought the trellis die set, but also haven't had time yet to use it. So busy quilt making lol.
    Have a great day

  12. Gorgeous card John. Yes, did see it on the show.
    Hope to see you tomorrow in Preston. Gill. x

  13. Hi John
    I saw this card on Hochanda and love the simplicity of the colours and design.
    B xx

  14. Hi John,
    Lovely card John, these new embossing powders look fantastic!
    The trellis background looks lovely, what do they call the die and who makes it please.
    Enjoy your craft day in Preston with Julia tomorrow, would love to be a fly on the wall.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  15. Hi John,
    Great card. Saw it on TV and loved it then. Really nice!
    Anne M xxx

  16. This is gorgeous John, Still watching the shows and I will have to buy those colour clouds, love the new ones, xxx

  17. Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! John, this is stunning, I love this stamp and I love the stitched lattice die, I 'adore' this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Love that stamp, John. What a beautiful card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. Lovely card. Have yet to catch up with the show that you showed this on. Like the idea of stamping on acetate. It is very effective.


  20. Very effective use of the stamp and dies Thank you John, I just love it.
    Sue Mac

  21. Morning John,
    A lovely card using the Lattice die, which is a useful addition to my stash, Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Eh up John
    Loved this when I saw it on the telly. The leaves create a wonderful frame.
    Can't go wrong with black and white.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  23. Fabulous card John, have a good weekend



  24. Hi John,
    An absolutely beautiful card, I love everything about it.
    Hugs, Rose

  25. Hi John love this card it's a beauty so preety enjoy your weekend working with julia don't let her boss you lolxxxx

  26. Hi John. Although this card is so simple on the face of it, I think it is really pretty. I am sure that it can be changed to represent any season just by using different coloured card. Thanks for the inspiration.


  27. Beautiful card x this one cost me lots of pennies after seeing it on hochanda ! I hadn't realised straight away you had stamped on acetate and thought the same as hayley that you had intracutely cut around the foliage x have a lovely time with julia x
    Theresa w x

  28. Just love the lattice die John. Beautiful card.
    Love Val x

  29. Gorgeous card and love the lattice die. Beautiful bow and embellishment.
    Linda xxx

  30. Beautiful You cannot beat black and white but could be used in lots of colour combos

  31. I really like this card, the foliage looks fab with the lattice die and really like the black & white too.

  32. So beautiful. When I saw this on Hochanda I thought it was amazing!

  33. Stunning card John. Love black and white together.
    Maria x