Friday, 15 July 2016

Leaping Request...

Happy Christmas Friday,

Well todays Christmas friday acrd is by request of Susan who emailed me to ask for a blog post and instructions on the leaping reindeer card I demoed on Hochanda on Monady.  Don't forget if you want to watch this card being made you can still view the show on Catch up on or click HERE.

Todays card is this leaping reindeer in the very modern colours of Midnight and Steel from the new Vintage Pearl collection of foundation card.

I started by cutting the Frosty Mini Background in midnight card and backed this with a piece of double sided adhesive sheet.  I then poured silver microbeads over the exposed adhesive to adhere to the metallic background between the snowflakes.

Next I stamped the leaping reindeer ( the large one again) and the sentiment from the Elegant stars and reindeer clear set in silver shine detail embossing powder onto acetate.  Like yesterdays card I coloured the reverse of the reindeer using the cosmic shimmer glue highlighter and then added silver chrome polished silk glitter.  This means that when dry ( which is really quick wth the highlighter as you add such a fine layer) the glitter shines through.  I find that it is really hard to tell that its glittered on the reverse, which is great if you are not the best at staying in the lines  and trust me I'm not!

I folded the acetate and wrapped it around the background.  I made a large 7.5" x 7.5" card using steel and midnight pearl card and stamped a spray of stars form the set in the corner for balance.

I wrapped a piece of double sided organza ribbon ( from Creative Expressions) around the layers and added a double bow of the same ribbon at the bottom left as shown.  I then simply added some of the metallic line and a crystal seat to hide the glue dots and knot.

Finally a couple of stick pins I made using the set I had on the shows and a few crystals for balance.

I really hope this was the card you meant Susan, please remember if any of you want me to answer any questions please email me and I will try to answer ( if you don't get an answer within 48 hours email again as it may have got lost!!!)

A quick mention for my American Blog Family who have asked you can get my range form the following online shop which has really good rates of postage to the U.S. HERE



  1. Morning John, today's sample card is lovely xx

  2. Decadent? Opulent? Gorgeous!
    Love it. Thanks John.
    D x

  3. Hi John
    Another unusual Christmas card. Very classy.

  4. Morning John, so pleased you have put this on here, I saw you doing it on Hochanda but now we have a record we can go back to time and time again. Great idea with the reindeer but I am also liking the new metallic linx, I got mine the other day and it is great.

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

  5. Hi John.
    A beautiful card Thank you.
    take care and have fun Kitty.

  6. Morning John, a fantastic card watched you demo it on Hochanda.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Hi john
    what a stunning christmas card watched you demo this card love the colours thank you tracyw x

  8. Hi John, Loved watching you demo this card, the result is stunning. have a great day. Bx

  9. Haven't seen this demo yet but watched your first programme when I got home last night. Love the new stamps and polished silk glitter.

  10. Good morning John this is a stunning Christmas card and a really clever design. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  11. Love this card, was great watching the demo you did on TV.


  12. Hi John,
    Tremendous Card Your Christmas Collection Is Fantastic
    Thanks For Sharing
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  13. Rose in Chester15 July 2016 at 08:40

    Hi John,
    Love the technique you've used of colouring/glittering from the back of the acetate. It looks fab. Had to really look for the sentiment though as very busy.
    Hugs, Rose

  14. Did see you demo this - a great card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Morning John, Beautiful !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  16. Really like the card and how you have coloured the reindeer. Luv jxxx

  17. Hi John,
    I love this card, thanks for the tutorial, I still haven't had time to watch all your shows yet.
    I'm hoping to get all your stamps & paper pack this weekend.
    Thanks for sharing

  18. Thanks John and great request Susan, gorgeous card X X X

  19. Hi John,
    Beautiful, elegant card, love the colours they give a really chic look.
    Thanks for sharing,

  20. Hi John
    Great card, loved the tv demo.
    B xx

  21. Lovely card and a great demo John.
    Love Valx

  22. Looks so effective and as you've stamped "him" onto acetate - no fussy cutting Phew!

  23. A real beauty John loved this when I saw it on hochanda thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

  24. Hi John,
    Loved watching you make this card on Hochanda, it is stunning!!! A real showpiece on the mantlepiece or window sill.
    Love the way glitter added to the reverse of the acetate.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xx

  25. Great card John, l love the colour wY, very unusual. Have a great weekend. Love Rosemarie X

  26. Morning John,
    A great card, love the demo.

  27. Stunning card John, loved watching you do this one

  28. Good Morning John Ive been catching up with your shows and I watched you create this today, its just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  29. Enjoyed demo on TVs, elegant card. Joyce x

  30. What a stunning card, love the whole finish.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  31. Loved this when you made it on Hochanda. Really stunning card.

  32. Hi John Gorgeous card love the new stamps and the show great.
    I think these new stamps are my favourite xmas stamps so far .
    well done .jeanie x

  33. I think your technique is brilliant on this Leaping Deer on this card. I got to watch you do this on hochanda. Thank you for the link for good shipping rates to the USA so I can get your stamps. I have signed up to get their emails and look forward to ordering those items from Creative Expressions that I can not find in the states. I was able to find your Christmas Rose stamp here in the US and ordered it yesterday. Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

  34. Thankyou john for sharing this card on your blog its beautiful x it must have been on whilst I was at work so will watch on catch up x I love it x
    Theresa w x

  35. Lovely card. Like the colours. Very elegant.


  36. Hello John,
    A really lovely card and I like the new blue metallic card very much indeed! The leaping reindeer is beautiful and it looks like a reindeer !!! Some reindeer dies on the market could be just about anything! Thank you for sharing this lovely card.
    Love Myra

  37. Hi John a lovely card really glad you put it on here.

  38. Hi John,
    Laptop went down but I 'm back now!
    Love this set of stamps . So much so I bought them from Julia.
    Love it!
    Anne M xxx

  39. Hi John. I love this card as it is just so pretty. I wonder if I would be able to recreate something like this.


  40. John this is absolutely gorgeous and loved it when I saw it
    on your show.
    I am so pleased to see this on your blog with a detailed description.
    Absolutely love this one

  41. Beautiful card. Must try this when I have the deer stamp.

  42. Eh up John
    This looked amazing ont telly. Very clever idea with Rodders (that's what I've called your super reindeer lol!)
    Certainly a statement card and rightly so.
    Ang x