Thursday, 11 August 2016

Thank you lily...

Happy Thursday,

Todays card is another one that looks complex but is relatively simple.  Just three colours a stamp and some gilding polish all the work is done by the dies and just 2 sets used on this card!

I started by making the panel at the pack by cutting the title gemini die just using one section and the cutting edge in bright white foundation card.  I rooted the die and cut the same pattern at the bottom.  Next I cut a larger black mat for the piece using just the matching outline die.  I mounted the white on the black and added 3mm what stick on pearls around the detail.

Next I made the main panel using just die number 1, 2 and 3 from the antwerp die set from the belgian collection.  I cut a solid back in white and stuck the blue filigreed panel on top.  Next I added back in die 3 from the set to cut the perfect centre to the panel.  I repeated this with another frame and rotated them together adding them together with faom tape.

I added strip of bluebird double sided satin ribbon across the white panel and aded the frames on top.

I stamped the thank you sentiment from my lily of the valley everyday sentiments set onto white card.  I cut it oust using one of the circle dies form the frames and tags collection although you could easily cut this by hand.  I mounted it offset on black circle and added it in the centre o the card with a messy bow made with white and bluebird ribbon.

I added the whole piece to an embossed panel, with the jacobean floral folder, in blue with pearl lustre metallic gilding polish over the top which picks out the embossed areas and alters the colour.

A few pearls in all 3 sizes ( 3mm, 5mm and 8mm) in white and some layers of blue, white and black to balance the stamping and finished.



  1. Beautiful card John. Love the colours and it looks so complicated but sounds so easy. Will have to try. Thanks.
    D x

  2. Hi John
    Very pretty card today.The blue and pearl background is beautiful.

  3. Morning John, oh another cracker, love the bluebird blue ribbon which blends in so lovely on this card, blue white and black they really go so well together.

    Hope everything is going well with the move and you are beginning to settle in.

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

  4. Hello John, really stunning card, lovely colours. Bx

  5. Hi John. Beautiful card, the gilded background is very effective. Hope your move is going well and that your craft cave is sorted. Sue x

  6. Love colour and background on this card John. Joyce x

  7. Beautiful card John and I love the background. Marion S

  8. Hi John and crafters all,
    Beautiful card to start off a rainy, dull day in Hull.
    Love the blue and white with a hint of black - classy!!!!!!
    Hope the move is not to stressful and you are settling in well in your new craft cave.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  9. Hi John
    A beautiful card. I love the background, and the gemini die complements the Antwerp die with its lacey look.
    B xx

  10. Beautiful card, love the background.


  11. Morning John, a fantastic card the background is beautiful.
    Nancyd xx

  12. Morning John,
    A beautiful card today, I love the background.
    I finally had a play with the pixie powders yesterday evening, wow I love them.
    Today I am going to make a card using some of what I created, fingers crossed it comes out ok.
    Enjoy your day

  13. Good morning John. The pearl gilding polish on the blue embossed card looks lovely, as does the whole design.

  14. What a great card, John. Love the background.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Super card John. Everything about it Is gorgeous. Xx

  16. Great card John. Love this colour combo. Hope the move is going OK and stress levels not too high!!!! Love Rosemarie X

  17. Hi John this is a stunning card I love it. The dies and the colours are amazing. I hope your move is going well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  18. This is a beauty John what you have done with these dies is brill
    Thank you love June Horrocks xxxxx

  19. Lovely card I'm still struggling using gilding polish but I am getting there I think I am just a bit too heavy handed!

  20. Good Morning John oh that is such a beautiful card this morning, the design is just stunning and the colour choice gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  21. Hi John
    Beautiful Card Thanks For Sharing....
    Hugs From Sam xxx

  22. Morning John, Gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  23. Morning John,
    Lovely card.

  24. Hi John. Lovely card. Hope your move is progressing smoothly and that you will have your craft cave up and running before you get withdrawal symptoms. SueL x

  25. Hi John, just to say what a gorgeous card this is, have a great day hugs Johanna

  26. Hi John, just to say what a gorgeous card this is, have a great day hugs Johanna

  27. Hi John
    What a gorgeous card today. I always forget about using gilding wax.

  28. Hi John,
    lovely card. That Jacobean EF is gorgeous.
    Hugs, Rose

  29. Love your card today john x beautiful dies and gorgeous colours x
    Theresa w x

  30. This is lovely, John. The colours and lay out are just perfect.
    Thank you,
    Sue Mac

  31. Hi John

    This is a very pretty card

    June x

  32. Hi John. For me, the best bit of this card is the background. I love the effect of the gilding polish on the embossed blue card, it is really quite stunning.


  33. Lovely card John. Thank you for sharing.

  34. Great card love the colours you have used.

  35. John i love this card, i really like what you have done
    with the background.
    Love how you ahve arranged the centre dies too.
    Love everything about this one.

  36. Beautiful card. Love the background.


  37. Eh up John
    A lovely "John" card using one of my favourite embossing folders.
    The gilding polish looks very effective.
    Looking forward to the shows tomorrow.
    Ang x

  38. Hello John,
    Beautiful card! Sorry I've been missing some days . Looking forward to your Shows but will have to watch tomorrow's on Catch Up! By the way do you have any influence you could exert on Richard Branson so that we may have Hochanda on Virgin Media? Lol! Thank you .
    Love Myra

  39. Lovely card John, the gliding polish looks fab X X X