Thursday, 29 September 2016

Ginger Corners...

Happy Thursday,

A change of colour scheme for today;s card however it was made using the other 2 dies in the set i used yesterday, theres one for value a soft pastel and a strong masculine card just from the corner and border set from the Indian Ocean collection.

I started this card by cutting the square edged corner die 4 times in ginger foundation card.  I then matted this using the outline die, in Kraft card and mounted them together to form the Art Deco squire in the centre finished with an 8mm black pearl.  There are 2 corners in the set and this one, just like the border dei, makes a different shape when they are mounted together.

For the corners I simply reversed the process and cut the detail in Kraft and the backing in ginger.

to make up the card I used the double pierced square dies ( the original set or Set A as it has been nicknamed)  to take the frames in ginger and Kraft.  I mounted the corners at the edge of the square kraft frame.  I cut the corners off the square so that the detail of the die cut corners comes to the fore!

I made up the card as shown (8"x8") using foundation card in black to offset the kraft and ginger adding a black ribbon bow from my stash!



  1. Morning John, today's card is beautiful, hopefully I have sorted out the internet x

  2. Morning John, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Gorgeous card today John. Love it.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  4. Hi John, love the colours on this card. Very effective combination. Have a great day. Bx

  5. Hi John and crafters all,
    Well you have certainly made an impact with the colours and use of dies on this card. Any man would love this one, so Art Deco!!!!!
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  6. Hi John.
    Well this card sure makes a statement, very bold.
    Thank you, take care Kitty.

  7. Good morning John this is an amazing card it such a good masculine card. I do like those colours. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Stunning card, love the Art Deco feel about it.


  9. Like the design and coloursof this card John. Joyce x

  10. Wonderful card and fabulous colours, beautifully designed, Kate x 😉

  11. This card reminds me of an old fashioned juke box!!! It is the Art Deco feel I suppose, or just me that is slightly mad. Great colours, love Rosemarie X

  12. Morning John, another amazing card. Thank you for the reply to my email too. xx

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

  13. Fabulous card John, love the colours you have used. Marion S x

  14. Hi John,
    Very different card today. Quite stunning as well.
    Enjoy your day

  15. Very different and very effective, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Hi John
    A beautiful card, love the art deco look.
    B xx

  17. Good Morning John, wowsers thats different for you and so jazzy, love the colours to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  18. Wow John this is a stunning card love the colours the dies also.
    Thank you love June horrocks xxxxx

  19. Morning John,
    Love the design but not too keen on the colours, could see it in a lovely navy and white.

  20. Eh up John
    Fantastic card for a fella. The white on the ribbon does jar a little for me with no other white on the card but the Art Deco design and ginger card are an amazing combo.I don't usually like Kraft card but here it fits in perfectly.
    When I saw the title, I thought Charlie from Hochanda was making a guest appearance lol!
    Ang x

  21. Hi John. Lovely to see ginger card making it's appearance again. I bought a load when you were going through your previous ginger phase.
    SueL x

  22. Great card for a bloke John, just not my colours though. xxxxx

  23. Hi John,
    Fab card for the males, I like the colours and think they would work equally well with a dark blue b/ground.
    Hugs, Rose

  24. Great card and love the colour.

  25. Good morning John very interesting card though I probably would have left the ribbon off or just had black. Great idea though love from Jackie xx

  26. Hi John, a great Art Deco card, and one I would certainly use for our male friends.

  27. Very Art Deco! Love the colours. Agree with others that the bow is superfluous. The rest of the card is enough and very nice.


  28. Hi John. I am a bit late today but glad I found time to look at your blog. Very Art Deco I think and I love the colours.


  29. Hi John, great card for you men in our lives. I quite like the colour ginger.
    Maria x

  30. a lovely card ,love the dies ,Laura O

  31. Gorgeous card John. Didn't get in to see it yesterday as busy busy busy. Have an exhibition at my local library for the month of October so getting things ready. Mainly pottery and glass fused jewellery.

  32. Hi John,
    ooooooooooo! I nearly missed this gorgeous card.
    I love the sort of Art Deco style, and design.
    The colours are great also.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.