Monday, 20 June 2016

For Barbara...

Happy Monday,

I have promised that I would blog this card to a lovely lady called Barbara that I met at Inspirations in Preston, I'm so sorry its taken so long to blog.  I made this card as one of my Design Team cards for Creative Expressions however with changes to the blog It didn't get posted in time!

I stared by cutting  a strip of card the same width as the Dorado Gemini die.  I then cut the filigree and bottom cutting edge form this strip and offset it on a piece of rich plum cut using just the cutting edge.

Next I cut 2 of the Milford Adornment twice in coconut white foundation card mounting them onto pieces cut in rich plum using just the outline die in the set.  I glued these to the top and bottom of a strip of the white I had stamped with the sentiment ( from my Daisy clear stamp set) in watering can archival.

To cover the join I cut a strip of double self adhesive pearl strips in two and placed one strip on each edge.

I also added a bow of thin matching ribbon in the raisin and white collars adding a pearl in the centre.

To finish I scored a piece of the coconut white on my score pal and added this to the bottom making yup the finished card as shown.

Once again I'm sorry its taken a while but i hope this is ok Barbara!



  1. Morning John, absolutely gorgeous today's card xx

  2. Morning John.

    What a lovely gesture, that is soo nice of you to do this. Not only a gorgeous card for Barbara but that meaningful verse says it all.

    Have a lovely day xx

  3. Morning John
    What a beautiful today
    Thank you Jan.

  4. Fabulous card. I love it. Thanks John.
    D x

  5. This is a fantastic card John love it.
    Nancyd xx

  6. Hi John, a stunning card, love the sentiment. Have a great day. Bx

  7. Hi John.
    Thank you a beautiful card.
    Take care Kitty.

  8. Morning John, WOW what a gorgeous card today, I love it and the lovely ruby plum richness really does set it off, can I have a go at this one please. Your friend Barbara must be so pleased with this I know I would be.

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

  9. A great card John it looks so delicate xx

  10. Very pretty John with a lovely sentiment.

  11. Oh wow John this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. Barbara will be thrilled to see it. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Stunning card, love everything about it.


  13. Hi John,
    A really beautiful and elegant card, I love the way that you have backed the design with the rich plum card it gives a stunning look.
    Thanks for sharing,

  14. Hi John,
    Barbara was right - it does deserve a blog post - it is stunning.
    Anne M xxx

  15. Morning John, This is stunningly elegant, and the sentiment is lovely too !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Morning John,
    Wow Wow Wow, this card is stunning. I love it.
    How do you keep coming up with all these designs?
    Keep up the great work you are doing you are a great inspiration to us all

  17. Beautiful and that plum card is gorgeous I am sure Barbara loves it

  18. Stunningly gorgeous card! So elegant and classy.

  19. Morning John,
    Lovey elegant card.

  20. Morning John, what a fabulous card, not surprised that Barbara wanted you to post it.

  21. Beautiful card John I am sure Barbara will be thrilled to see it on your blog. Looking forward to watching when you take over from Leoni, two hours of just you and your wonderful tips. Love Rosemarie x

  22. Hi John
    A gorgeous card. How lovely it must be to have a card dedicated to you.
    B xx

  23. So beautiful love this card very elegant indeed you are a lucky lady Barbara thanks john
    Love June xxxxxx

  24. Gorgeous card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  25. Good Morning John well I dont know about Barbara but Im thrilled that youve blogged it, its a stunning card and I adore the layout its so vibrant in that colour. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  26. Hi John,
    Sheer elegance - love the way you've used the dies and the rich plum is just striking.
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Hi John
    What a lovely card, I just love monochrome so elegant and classy, lovely dedication to Barbara X X X

  28. Morning John. As I am looking at this card, I am getting more ideas for wedding stationery. It looks so classy although it is quite a simple design and easy to replicate in larger numbers. Thanks for the inspiration.


  29. Eh up John
    Absolute stunner! The rich plum became a firm favourite after using it recently.
    The Milford die is now tempting me now too!
    Ang x

  30. Wow absolutely stunning card john x I love everything about it x thankyou barbara for asking and thankyou john for sharing x
    Theresa w x

  31. Hi John, Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou,I just loved this card when I saw it,and you pointed me in the right direction for the dies, I am glad you didn't forget as I think it is absolutely stunning. Have a great day Love Barbara Dxxx

  32. Fabulous design and loving the sentiment.
    Linda xxx

  33. Absolutely beautiful card John it really is so pretty hugs Johanna

  34. Absolutely beautiful card John it really is so pretty hugs Johanna

  35. A very stunning and elegant card, i really love the layers
    and the gorgeous plum colour.
    and of course your perfect bows.

  36. A lovely card John. The Milford die is on my wish list, trouble is it grows longer every day

  37. Oooh! fabulous card. It is so elegant, a real statement piece. Pat x

  38. Beautiful card John, lucky Barbara.
    I love the sentence.
    Maria x

  39. fab card love the colours ,Laura O