Thursday, 5 May 2016

White Clouds...

Happy Thursday,

I had a fab day at Annette's Crafty Corner in Breedon with the lovely ladies at yesterdays workshop!  We have booked 2 for June the 1st and the 22nd !

back to today I thought you might like to see another sample from my Justrite stamp and die shows form earlier this week.  It really was fun especially as the channel returned to Freeview!  I really wanted to demo this card however as we sold out of the new white and Midnight clouds colour cloud so early I wasn't able to!  I'm afraid you will have to settle for a description instead.

I stated by e,embossing the Spirelli mask from That Special Touch onto black foundation card through my Platinum.  Next leaving the mask in place, I shaded over this using the white clouds colour cloud blending ink.  Hopefully you can see from the picture that this covers beautifully whilst still being able to shade areas as well as solid colour.

Next I cut the Heart frame in ridged white card and cut this does the centre mounting the two pieces on top of each other to make the rectangular shape square.  I then used the 2 edge dies in the set to cut the black and white panels.  I rotated the die after cutting to overlap the cut she to make the square shapes as shown ( I did show this technique so if you missed it you can watch on catch up at  I then cut the heart die in black and added the centre die from the heart to cut a rim for the heart in white.  I stamped the sentiment, form the chrysanthemum set of stamps, in the white in the centre.

Finally I added a strip of white dream binding along with a strip of thin black satin ribbon and added a messy bow and one of the Creative Expressions diamante embellishments.  A few layers of black and white to frame it .

A simple black and white card but hopefully effective!



  1. Morning John, a beautiful striking card it is great to be back commenting first thing in the morning as we were always out at 3 o'clock in the afternoon that was 6 am here.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John
    what a stunning card love the colours and the mask thank you tracyw

  3. Hi John A great card Thank you.
    Take care Kitty.

  4. Hi John
    Love the background. I got my colour cloud from Julia so it's on it's way to me. Will play as soon as it arrives. Love the card and the dies and your shows.
    Anne M xxx

  5. Morning John,
    I love this card, I never used to be keen on doing black & white cards but they do make a statement. This card is stunning.
    Have a great day

  6. Hi John, this is fabulous, black and white is one of my all time favourite combos. Lovely embossing with the mask and the white colour cloud. Have a great day. Bx

  7. Morning John, oh another gorgeous card, love the black and white, and I am so pleased I order the black and white before it sold out. I especially like the ribbon the way you have used the seam binding with the black satin on the top it looks so effective.

    Off to wound clinic again this morning.

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

  8. A lovely card John I have this mask and have never used it but I will be digging it out now lol xxx

  9. Stunning card, really lovely.


  10. Hello John. Fab card as I love black and white. Adding to my colour cloud collection has to next purchases.

  11. Morning John,
    Beautiful card, love black and white.
    I was one of the lucky ones to get the CS colour cloud (black,white and oak) and the arrived yesterday thanks to Hochanda freedom club and DPD so going to have a play today!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs.
    Tina T xxxx

  12. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design. Black and white is such a classic combination. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Hi John, striking card. I missed out on the colour cloud so will have to wait, bank manager will be pleased. Love Rosemarie x

  14. I like the softness the white makes on the black. I have just bought the white colour blend from my local craft shop so I can play. Luv jxxx

  15. It is very effective John I love it

  16. Gorgeous card John. Black and white always looks stunning. x

  17. Lovely card.. Like the sharpness of the black and white. This mask has to count as a favourite alongside the waves mask.


  18. Another very striking card again today John. I like the way the sentiment panel really pops against the background.


  19. Gorgeous card John nd I,m loving the new colour cloud, white and black ones, xxx

  20. Love this card John it's beautiful thank you
    Love always June Horrocks xxxx

  21. Love the effect of the white Colour Cloud. A great card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  22. Morning John,
    Very striking.

  23. Hi John. Great card. I love that spirelli mask. SueL x

  24. Wow John, a stunning and gorgeous design!



  25. Hi John,
    I'm with June - stunning design. Can't wait to get my white, to start playing.......... There are just not enough hours in the day....
    Hugs, Rose

  26. Eh up John
    Super! Black and white, always a classic ensemble.
    Hmmmm, methinks that's another mask I need to have (notice, I said NEED lol!)
    Hope you're emerging from the Craft Cave for a Vit D fix on this lovely day.
    Ang x

  27. Hi John a lovely card - very dramatic, it would have been nice to see it demonstrated but your descriptions are great.

  28. Love black and white cards.....really classey!

  29. Very classy, love the design and beautiful bow.
    Linda xxx

  30. Really dynamic John and I love it.
    Love Val x

  31. I love the masked background on this one, gives the card such a fab and different look.
    love it.

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