Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas Friday...

Happy Friday,

Another Christmas card as we are getting very close to the main event, meaning theres not much time if you haven't got those cards finished.

I wanted to show this card made using the 2016 Christmas Angel die rotated to face different directions.

There is a simple way to make this die cut go in both directions by cutting it in Funky Foam, the funky foam ( or EVA if you prefer) does not emboss and cuts the same on both sides meaning that it is very difficult to tell which is the correct way.

I backed each angel with heat emboss acetate and painted cosmic shimmer dirs clear glue over the back in weaves adding different colours of Oilseed silk glitter in turn.  I used sharer and rose gold for the body and shirt and silver chrome for the wings.

Hopefully there is something in this card you can take for simpler ones I think I might repeat this on a few of my simpler cards which I have yet to start!



  1. Morning John, a gorgeous card and a great idea to cut it in crazy foam, must try this with different dies too.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Hi John,
    Very clever to cut out of funky foam - card always shows that you've turned it over. Beautiful card. Busy day today as I still have loads of cards to make some Birthday cards too!
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  3. Hi John, this card is really lovely, great idea with the foam. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Hi John.
    A beautiful card thank you, and Thank you for the tip of cutting foam.
    Have a great day Kitty.

  5. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card today. I love the way you have done the Angel on this card.
    With the lack of time I've had this year, I will be having to buy Christmas cards. Am hoping to get hand made cards done for close family and friends.
    Enjoy your day.

  6. Hi John,
    what a very gorgeous design card.
    I love everything you have done to create this wonderful and gorgeous card.
    Very stunning and wonderful background you have created too.
    Such a very good idea about the technique for the Angels.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  7. Hi John and crafters all,
    Lovely card and what a clever idea using the funky foam. Actually just been using it making shadow boxes using the DCWV lights you had on a few weeks ago.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxxx

  8. Great card & a very useful tip re funky foam.


  9. Hi John. Great idea with the foam, will certainly try this one. Lovely card. Love Rosemarie X

  10. Like this idea which looks so effective. I still have cards to make too.

  11. Good morning John this is a stunning card. I love how you have reversed the die it is so lovely to have things facing each other. I must give this a try. Thank you for the inspiration. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  12. You clever cookie finding out about cutting both ways, gorgeous, xxx

  13. Very clever idea John. Card is stunning. Xx

  14. Morning John, Truly beautiful !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. What a great idea to use the funky foam, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Gorgeous as always John, love your work x X X

  17. Good Morning John a beautiful designed card today, love how youve turned the angel around. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  18. Hi John. Great idea to use the foam. Cards all made and I have to start writing them this morning before the school fayre this afternoon. Paracetamol at the ready!! SueL x

  19. Gorgeous card John, love the angels

  20. Morning John, lovely card and what a great idea to use the foam to make the angels.

  21. Hi John,
    lovely card. Good idea about the foam. I've yet to use my angel, but also still have a lot of Xmas cards to make.
    Hugs, Rose

  22. Hi John,
    Beautiful card and thanks for the tip about funky foam. I love this Angel. Thanks for sharing,

  23. Morning John, oh such a beautiful card today with the twin Angels, I can relate to this being a twin myself, never used funky foam will have to have a think about that one.

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

  24. Great card and a good tip using the foam. Joyce x

  25. A beautiful card. What a brilliant idea to use the funky foam. Though I think the ones I have left from when my grandson used it are all bright colours so maybe I need to shop - again - lol.
    As its now December and cards all made a while back and almost written now I will have forgotten all the Christmas ideas by next year. Will have to make myself a note to start looking back when I start again with the Christmas makes in the early summer.

    Happy day to everyone

  26. Brilliant idea John. Just been cutting angels but before I read your blog. Will try later. Need to help Granddaughter with some birthday cards later. She won't need much help, if any, but means I won't be at home to get on with my cards. Thanks for sharing John.

  27. I have been working on my Christmas cards and using this Christmas Angel 2016. You are brilliant to come up with the idea to cut the angel out of foam to get the angels going in different directions! And another brilliant idea of yours was backing the angel with acetate which I know you had to hand cut and then color. Wish I had thought of this before starting my Christmas cards. Your card is gorgeous. I learn so much from you. Thank you for sharing your card ideas and techniques. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  28. Hi John. What a lovely Christmassy card today. Thank you for sharing the idea of cutting the design in funky foam, I would never have thought of that.


  29. Hi John

    A beautiful and serene card

    June x

  30. Beautiful card, John - thanks for the tip about using foam.

  31. Hello John,
    What a great tip! I couldn't understand how you had managed that! A really lovely card.
    Many thanks! Myra

  32. Eh up John
    That reminds me to dig out my funky foam die cut Christmas decorations lol!
    I've never been sure about the Angel dies but love the design.
    Ang x