Friday, 2 September 2016

Christmas Friday...

Happy Friday,

Well its a quick change from Autumn to Christmas with the First Christmas card of September!

This looks like a complex card but its quite easy to replicate honest lol.  I stared by covering a piece of card with CE double sided adhesive sheet.  Next I cut 2 circles out using the outline die form the Joy die.  I adhered one to the other then ran this through my Platinum using the Joy insert die.  By having 2 pieces stuck together the die doesn't cut through it just cuts the carrier sheet of the adhesive.

I then removed the carrier sheet form the joy piece and added sahara gold polished silk glitter.  I then removed the other pieces ( which would be the waste on a standard die cut) and added pale bronze polished silk glitter.  For the second bauble I did exactly the same however I rotated colours so that it looks different.

For the bauble tops I cut the top piece form the Sue Wilson Vintage bauble set ( One of the early Festive Dies) I then attached gold metallic linx to simulate the strings.



Next I cut the holly die from the Christmas Rose set from a square of bright white foundation card.  I arranged these cuts so that when I foam mounted this above bright gold foundation card it gave the appearance of a branch.

The white die cuts I shaded using gold treasure Metallic gilding polish.  I then arranged these on top filling out the branch look.


A few more layers of gold and white and an effective but different Christmas card that is hopefully reminiscent of baubles hanging on a tree.

Sue Wilson will be demoing a similar technique on her Festive Die shows on Hochanda this month so tune in to see this in action.

Enjoy...


48 comments:

  1. Morning John, wow absolutely gorgeous xx

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  2. Morning John, wow is right a gorgeous card love it.
    Nancyd xx

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  3. Hi John, what a gorgeous Christmas card, love the colours of the glitters, really elegant. Have a good day all. Bx

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  4. Hi John
    Such a beautiful card I love it.
    Jan

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  5. Hi john
    what a stunning christmas card love the colours and the dies thank you tracyw x

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  6. Morning John, now this card I really like, yes very autumnal but the colours you have used are wonderful, love the technique too.

    Not long now to AP, 2 weeks tomorrow. Hope to see you there.

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

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  7. Hi John.
    Thank you.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  8. A great idea for the foliage John.
    A lovely card xx

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  9. Hi John and crafters all,
    What a lovely card, so different from normal cards. The cut out holly leaves cut into the card give such an instance of depth. Nice idea using the metallic linx for the bauble cords.
    Love and crafty hugs,
    Tina T xxxx

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  10. Hi John
    A gorgeous Christmas card, and great colours.
    B xx

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  11. Morning John,
    A different type of Christmas card but it works.
    I love it.
    Maggie

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  12. Love this card, interesting colours & different levels to it.

    Michele

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  13. Hi John. Very effective. SueL x

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  14. How innovative, the baubles look wonderful, great card, xxx

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  15. I like the way you have cut out the holly leaves from the base card. Lots of ideas to try here, thank you.
    My background stamps and herbs arrived from Julia yesterday. Hope to get time to try them out over the weekend.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  16. Adore this card John, it is so beautiful. Didn't think I needed these dies, until I saw this card. Take care.
    Annette x

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  17. Morning John this is a beautiful card and so elegant x

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  18. Hi John,
    A really beautiful and elegant card, love it.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather

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  19. Absolutely beautiful, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  20. Good morning John this is a stunning Christmas card I love it. I am just about to order our tickets for Ally Pally I am very excited. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  21. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card.
    Lydia
    X

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  22. Lovely card John, very effective. Could we postpone Christmas for a bit so I cN catch up (lol). Love Rosemarie X

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  23. Morning John, lovely Christmas card, love the colours you have chosen, very elegant. Marion S x

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  24. Morning John fabulous Christmas Card. Love the way you have used the holly die.
    Wendyx

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  25. What a beautiful card - a real "mantlepiece pleaser"!

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  26. Good morning John a beautiful designed card I love the leaf die cuts they look fabulous and the baubles are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  27. What a beautiful card John., love everything about it . Joyce x

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  28. Hi John,
    beautiful card, you are so clever! Love the colours, too.
    Hugs, Rose

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  29. Eh up John
    This is superb. Simple, elegant and with a twist of contemporary.
    Ang x

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  30. Great technique, John, must try this.
    Sue M

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  31. Wow John it's stunning love the colours xxxxxxx thank you June Horrocks xx

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  32. Hi John, well this is different, most interesting design love from Jackie xx

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  33. A really lovely card John! A great use of the Joy Die set. I have the bauble tops as well! You've made me think about where else I could use them!
    Thank you, Love Myra

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  34. Hi John
    What a lovely christmas card. Love it!
    Anne M xxx

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  35. Hi John

    This is a stunning card, love the colours and the design

    June x

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  36. Gorgeous card John. Haven't got these dies๐Ÿ˜Ÿ Thank you for sharing.

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  37. Hi John, a truly inspired card today. I have read your instructions but am still not too sure. I will have to read them again and try to make it at the same time. Failing that I will just have to make sure I watch Sue on TV (not that I need an excuse to watch her)

    Lisbeth

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    1. Lisbeth, my name is Victoria and I live in the states. I am a more visual learner and I LOVE THIS CARD? Do you know if Sue made on or how I can watch Hochanda? I live in the us. my email is vcjciolek@comcast.net I would appreciate ANY help I can get. Thank you. Victoria

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  38. Hi John,
    what a very gorgeous creation, and such a super design.
    I love everything about this, and those baubles are ace.
    Crafty Regards. Jenny L.

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  39. Wow Wow Wow, John, This card is stunning !! I love everything you have done on this card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  40. Wow john what a stunning card x I love it x
    Theresa w x

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  41. John this absolutely stunning, clean and simple but just perfect and
    beautiful, going to try this one.
    looks like so much effort has gone into it but looks like a quick one to try.

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  42. lovely card John like the way you have cut out the leaves from the base card ,Laura O

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  43. Fabulous card John, love the card construction X X X

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  44. Love this john will try it when I get my head rou d it Stella

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  45. oh John,I don't know why I didn't see this card in my email when it first came out...But I always look at your site.This is Beautiful,just Beautiful and I pray I can find the die sets. Thank you...

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