Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Clean and simple(ish)...

Happy Wedneady,

Another sample from this weeks shows today however a little bit off a departure with something Clean and simple looking.  I used the centres from the Pacific island collection to make this hexagonal design on the front.

I cut the largest hexagon form the Fiji shape into the ribbed white card ( an old Foundations card in white)  I then placed a panel of cobalt blue behind it.  I then cut the hexagon form the Bora Bora die into the blue card.  I then  placed a piece of the white ribbed card behind this and cut the centre die form the Tahiti die in the centre finishing with a final layer of the cobalt.

With the waste pieces from the first cuts I use the smaller hexagon die to cut a frame and mounted this onto the card fitting it with the original cart as shown.

I repeated these steps wit the other dude cut pieces adding more layers to the top and centres making each hexagon design different.  I trimmed off thyme excess form the edges and mounted the piece on a couple of layers of the cobalt and white.

A simple looking card with layers of depth made simply by the dies and pieces cut.



  1. Good morning John, loving today's card it is beautiful xx

  2. Hi John,
    Fabulous card, very clean and simple. I'm very into hexagons at the moment and have made quite a few different ones but nothing quite like yours. Great.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

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

  4. Morning John, a fantastic card would make a great card for all the pesky guys in our
    Nancyd xx

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

  6. Hi John
    I saw this card on your show. I can now see it better close up.
    I think it's just great,brilliant.

  7. Morning John, I saw this on the show and fell in love with it, yes had to order the dies too. a brilliant man's card too.

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

  8. Fabulous card, nice clean lines.
    Annette x

  9. Fantastic card John and as June Smith says would make a great mans card.
    Marion S x

  10. Morning John and crafters all,
    Lovely card,love the cobalt blue card.
    Looks time consuming cutting all the hexagons but well worth it.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  11. Great card, love the colours.


  12. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. I love the design. I remember seeing this one on TV. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Hi John, it is certainly different, but great for a man card. love Rosemarie X

  14. I know you are having a love affair with hexagons at present, nice card but I need flowers !!!!!!

  15. Morning John, very art deco. Love the clean lines of this card, and the colour combination is great.

  16. Hi John
    A lovely card. Brilliant thinking and crafting outside the box, just shows how we need to look at our dies for new ideas.
    B xx

  17. I love the clean lines on this card, John. Beautiful.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Hi John,
    Stunning card, I love the crisp look of this very contemporary design and the colours really work beautifully.
    Thanks for sharing,

  19. Nice card John but not for me.Havent managed to watch shows yet, but looking forward to doing so. Joyce x

  20. Good Morning John a fabulous male card and I love how youve used the design. hugs Shirleyxxx

  21. Love the clean and simple look of this card John. Although stunning as a male card I am sure done in bright funky
    colours it would make a lovely card for any teenager.

    Happy day to all

  22. Hi John. Love this idea. I did try to do something similar once with some spellbinders dies but it was not very successful as the difference in the die sizes was too big. Great card for men.


  23. Wow loving this card John, very striking and a bit of a retro look.

  24. Hi John,
    I love this card, and am saving all the bits from my cardmaking. Trouble is I've got more bits than I know what to do with. But after the Xmas panic is over, I shall set myself challenges and use them up.
    Hugs, Rose

  25. Hi John

    I saw you demo this on TV and really liked the design plus it's ideal for the male population!

    June x

  26. Hello John,
    A really striking card today! As you say CAS and very effective. Clever use of those Dies! Thank you.
    Love Myra

  27. Very striking card John. Love it. Xx

  28. A very striking card I love the drama of it and the colour of course

  29. Hi John,
    super design card nd what lovely idea those lovely die cuts are..
    Great colour choices too.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  30. Thank you John for a very clever and effective card.

  31. Hi John,
    Another stunning card, and gave me an idea I might try cutting some fabric with some of these dies.
    lookijg forward to seeing what you have for us tomorrow.

  32. Eh up John
    As others have said, this looked fab on the shows and would be a great card for the guys. Yay for zeitgeist! Must dig out my hexagons.
    Ang x

  33. Lovely card John. As others have said a great male card. Thank you.

  34. Wow John this is a little unuasual but i absolutely love it.
    A fantastic male card and always looking for inspiration for those.