Friday, 23 December 2016

Last Christmas Friday...

Happy Friday,

I guess I miscalculated as I had planned to show the simple cards I made for Friends and  family for the last Christmas Friday which I thought coincided with Christmas Eve!

Therefore tomorrow I will show the simple cards I made this year and so I have given this card its day on the blog I thought I had posted it but I can't find it!

I added the retro mask ( from the Christmas range by That Special Touch) to a piece of card covered in double sided adhesive sheet.  I covered the mask with perfect medium so that it didn't stick to the adhesive.  I added mulled wine gilding flakes onto the adhesive through the mask and scrubbed off the excess.

I removed the mask and added white microbeads over the remaining exposed adhesive.

Next I cut the outline form the snowflake die into this "background" then cut the reminder of the dies in the set in antique gold and bright white alternately

I finished with a spray of the foliage from the Christmas rose die set covered in microbeads and gold mica flakes .  A bow and a muse token ( by Tim Holtz) and finished.



  1. Morning John, a gorgeous card love the gilding flakes and the micro beads.
    Nancyd xx

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

  3. Good morning John what a beautiful card and the design is beautiful
    I love the colours you have used.
    Have a lovely day

    Debs Cards xxx

  4. Hi John, I really like this card and the design. Have a great day. Bx

  5. Stunning card, have to try this technique with the gilding flakes.
    Annette x

  6. Gorgeous card today John. Definitely haven't seen this one before. Looking forward to seeing your simple ones tomorrow.

    Have a great day.

    Happy crafting.
    D xx

  7. What a lovely, classy design.

  8. Lovely card ,very classy looking.


  9. Hi John
    Beautiful card again today.

  10. Lovely John, Merry Christmas to you, hope you have a nice quiet day, bet you cant stay out of THAT room xxxx

  11. Morning John and crafters all,
    Lovely card today, These gilding flakes give such a warm look to the card in sharp contrast to the white micro beads.
    Looking forward to tomorrow's simple cards.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  12. Hi John, great card, look forward to the clean and simple ones tomorrow. Love Rosemarie X

  13. Hi John. What a lovely card to finish off the Christmas display. I look forward to seeing what you came up with for your quick cards tomorrow.


  14. Morning John,
    Wow a stunning card today its gorgeous.
    I plan to start my Christmas cards early next year will be looking back on your blog for inspiration.
    Looking forward to your simple cards bet they aren't as simple as you say though knowing you.
    Have a great day, we are off shopping later wish us luck ...


  15. Good Morning John its amazing what that mask looks like with gilding flakes it really pops of the paper. Love your card. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  16. Morning Johnm,
    Beautiful card.

  17. Beautiful card John, looking forward to seeing your quick cards. Marion S x

  18. Beautiful card John. Must try that technique. Xx

  19. What a lovely card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. Stunning card John love the beads thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxxx

  21. Hi John this is a stunning card. I love it. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  22. Hi John, Fabulous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  23. Hi John, lovely card. Keep them coming.
    Love Valxxx

  24. Very elegant I've usually come a cropper trying this technique Perhaps I'm being a bit stingy with the PM I will have another go

  25. Afternoon John, Sorry I am late today, had lots to do this morning, even buying a new washing machine and then when we got it home it was so damaged hubby had to take it back and get a replacement, all working now though.

    This is such a beautiful card, I love it and am going to try this one in the New Year.

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

  26. Oh John, I LOVE this card. It's BEAUTIFUL.
    Hugs, Rose

  27. Hi John a lovely card which deserves its day in the spotlight. Looking forward to seeing the cards you have made for family and friends

  28. John i am so pleased the card has it's day on the blog.
    It is stunning and would be a great shame if it had been
    I absolutely love everything about this card

  29. Love card John and no I do not remember it having been posted before!
    Love Nancy x

  30. Morning John

    We are being spoiled today with an abundance of gorgeous cards, thank you!

    Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year...

    June x

  31. Eh up John
    As you know, I have this mask but have yet to use it ....... wish I had on some of my Christmas cards as it looks fab on this gorgeous card.
    Ang x