Monday, 15 August 2016

Wonderful Birthday...

Happy Monday,

I really thought i'd blogged this card but I cant find it so hopefully it hasn't escaped me lol

I started this by making a full sheet of the stitched lattice by cutting the stitched lattice background into an 8 x 8" square piece of bright white foundation card.  I slotted the die back into the last row and cut again and repeated this until I had covered the whole panel.  I the  cut a set of frames using white and peach foundation card using the double pierced squares set A and B foam mounted above the panel.

For the centre element i stamped the circle frame from my Larkspur elements clear stamp set adding the sentiment from the same set in the centre.  I coloured the flowers using my alcohol pens in shades of yellow and light orange and placed this in the centre.  I backed the lattice panel using a set of mats and layers using yeah and bright white.

I then stamped some of the separate Larkspur flowers form the stamp set, coloured them in the same shades and hand cut them out.  The larger flower join the bottom corner is made by stamping the main flower then stamping the inner flower ( which is a separate stamp in the set) and foam mounted this on top to create dimension.

I added the flowers on top of the Ivy Leaves cut in white and added a stick on pearl in white in the centre of each flower.

A simple card that is hopefully elegant and clean yet relatively simple to do even if like me your colouring is not 100% lol



  1. Morning John, it's a really beautiful card today xx

  2. Morning John, oh yes I like this card, lovely and spring like, the larkspur flower stamps are amazing and look so well on here, love it.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

  3. Morning John, absolutely gorgeous and love the flowers.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Hi John, a very lovely card, great design and colours. Have a good day all. Bx

  5. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  6. Beauty card John. As you say simple and elegant. Joycexx

  7. Beautiful card John, very fresh looking. Marion S x

  8. Morning John and crafters all,
    Lovely card this morning, Pretty colours and love the lattice background.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxxx

  9. Hi John
    Yes I think you have blogged this before but it's nice to see it again! Love it so fresh and clean.
    Anne M xxx

  10. Morning John,
    Wow a gorgeous card today.
    I always have trouble extending backgrounds always seem to be slightly out. Maybe I need to practise more lol.
    Have a great day

  11. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love the design. I do like the lattice die and it looks fantastic extended. The stamps are beautiful. Have a great day today.Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. Beautiful card, love the background & such pretty colours.


  13. Hi John
    A beautiful card. I'm a fan of clean and simple.
    B xx

  14. Hi John
    Lovely card great lattice background.

  15. Very pretty John. This is the style I like and try to emulate!

  16. Lovely fresh card John. I too have trouble extending dies, they are never quite right. Very frustrating, not sure what I am doing wrong. Love Rosemarie X

  17. Morning John,
    A gorgeous card, love it.

  18. This is my type of card, John. Love it.

    Anne (Northampton)

  19. Lovely John, the lattice die is such a useful one.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  20. Morning John, Love this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Gorgeous John, strange but when I was swimming this morning I was thinking of using this lattice die today as Val and I went to a new China store on Saturday and bought some stunning smooth glitter card. xxx

  22. Beautiful John. Love this lattice die. Wendy, can't stop looking at the glitter card, its so beautiful.
    Love Valxx

  23. Good Morning John a beautiful card this morning, love the two colour combo and the colouring of your flowers is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  24. Hi John beautiful card, I love the lattice die and the pretty flowers. Gorgeous colours and design, Kate x

  25. This card is soooo beautiful John I love the stitched lattice and the flowers you say it's a simple card to me it's a gift one I can make thank you John
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

  26. Gorgeous card, John. Anyone would be chuffed to receive it.
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Hi John. I really will have to do more than think about getting the lattice die. It is so versatile and pretty. I love the way you have added your flowers to make it look as though they are climbing up the trellis.


  28. Hello John,
    A really beautiful card and the Lattice Die is very useful. I have the Squares but not the Lattice Die set - yet!! Sorry I've been AWOL but had a migraine Saturday night / Sunday. Have to catch up on lots of things! Thank you.
    Love Myra

  29. Beautiful card john x the lattice die is lovely and I too need a bit more practice on how to extend it x
    Theresa w x

  30. Hi John another beautiful card . I do like the Lattice Die, it is so versatile.a and your stamps are so beautiful they add so much to a card.

  31. Love it I haven't seen this before

  32. Thanks John, you've just reminded me that I have bought this die but not used it yet, slapped wrist. Love your card. SueL x

  33. Oh John this certainly is very elegant and very pretty.
    I love the flowers and the lattice die which i have just bought.
    I don't know how you can say your colouring is not 100%
    as it always look absolutely perfect to me.
    I love this one

  34. Hi John

    What a pretty design, I love the lattice die

    June x

  35. love the stitched lattice ,great die and a lovely card you have made with it ,Laura O

  36. Lovely card, thank you John for sharing it with us.
    Watched you on replay today and the cards were all
    Maria x

  37. Gorgeous card John! I have the lattice die and will give this a go.
    Thanks for all the great demos on Hochanda and last week in Darlington. I love pixie powders so much!
    Take care,
    Jayne x

  38. Gorgeous card John. Am waiting for the Lattice die and have the squares so will be able to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this.

  39. Eh up John
    A definite leaning to a classic "John" card. Very pretty florals.
    Ang x

  40. This is a beautiful card John, so elegant X X X