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Monday, 23 January 2017

Black and Gold...

Happy Monday,

It's a black and gold card today made with the configurations dies.  I love the fact that these small dies can be used to make a whole large card just with a few cuts and layers!




I stared by cutting the Lattice Arched Adornment die twice in black gold card.  I added these to a strip of the back gloss that I had cut the detail pattern form the Caribbean collection border die into the centre.  I baked the centre with  antique copper pearl foundation card and added the whole pice too a layer of the antique gold pearl foundations card.










I then cut the detail and outer die from the caribbean accent tag ( which is included in the border set) twice in black gloss and backed one with copper and one with gold.  I rated these to make the pattern as shown and added these to the centre.
For the main card I cut a piece of black gloss with the swirl stripe edger at the top and the oval input die from the same set at the bottom.  I backed this with copper and added a larger mat of the gold.

Finally a few layers of gold, copper and black and finished.  I know this card really needs a sentiment but I do have a habit of making cards without so IU can add a sentiment when I decide who and what occasion I am sending it for!

Enjoy...

44 comments:

  1. Fabulous card John. Glad you've said it's gold as that doesn't show too well and I was wondering what you'd used.. j use beautiful.
    Have a great day.
    Happy crafting.
    D xx

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  2. morning John what a wonderful card and the colours are beautiful I
    Have these dies but I've never used them but now I've seen this card I
    Will be having ago at this card.
    Have a lovely day
    Debs xxx

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  3. Hi John, a lovely card, very elegant colours. have a good day. Bx

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  4. Lovely, very striking card. Fab colours.
    Annette x

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  5. Stunning card. The top part reminds me of an ornate gate on a stately home.

    Michele

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  6. Hi John
    Unusual striking, great card.
    Jan

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  7. Hi John
    A striking elegant card, I should imagine it looks even better in real life, as the colours haven't come out in the photos. Love it.
    Chris xx

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  8. Good morning John this is a stunning card the design is so elegant. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  9. Hi John, great card, the colours look a bit strange on my screen, but love the concept these dies are so useful. Love Rosemarie X

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  10. What a lovely card, John.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  11. Hi John. What a very regal looking card today - probably due to the dies you have chosen to use. I always think that black and gold make a very classic colour combination.

    Lisbeth

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  12. Morning John,
    A stunning card today, I love it.
    I have these dies and might have a try at this card.
    Rushing this morning got up late and about to be invaded by two grandchildren, must have my cup of tea first lol.
    enjoy your day
    Maggie

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  13. Hi John
    A beautiful elegant card.
    B xx

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  14. Very elegant card John, the colours don't show to well on my laptop though
    Marion S x

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  15. A stunning card today John though I did think it was cream and black until I read differently. Probably looks even more stunning in those colours.

    I have sorted out my older dies and I am trying to do a stint of vintage cards, inspired by your vintage Friday.

    Have a great day all
    Hugs
    Helen x

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  16. Eh up John
    Don't think the colours are showing well on my screen either but the design is super. Very elegant and classy ........ even without a sentiment lol! 😆😆😆
    Ang x

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  17. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah.... I saw this fantastic card at your HOCHANDA-show and that's was reason why I bought the swirl stripe edger-die. So great! Thank you John for your great ideas.

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  18. Morning John and crafters all,
    Lovely card, really regal. Thank you for identifying the colours as they do not come over very well in the photographs.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

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  19. Good morning John remember this card from your show. Good job I'm used to your spelling, just hope no beginners think you have to bake the card!! Love from Jackie xx

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  20. Very regal looking card today. SueL x

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  21. Morning John,
    I agree with Granny Sue, very regal.
    Lydia
    X

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  22. Love the composition of this card, John, but I am still struggling with black gloss card - I really don't know why.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  23. Morning John, oh I like this one today, very elegant and regal in black and gold, got to add this one to my list of makes.

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

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  24. Beautiful John , very elegant.Joycex

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  25. Morning John, a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

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  26. Morning John, great card, love the composition of this card.
    Wendyx

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  27. Wow this is very elegant love the colours the dies are brill xxxx
    Thank you John love June horrocks xxxxxxx

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  28. A beautiful card today John I love the design its extremely classy to. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  29. Gorgeous card John. Very classy looking. Just started checking your blog out. Very happy with what I've seen so far.
    Hugs
    CraftyJacq
    XX

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  30. A very classy card. Everyone seems to think the same!

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  31. Lovely elegant card john x colours not showing up properly on my screen either but remember it very well from your shows x
    Theresa w x

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  32. Hi John

    Love this decadent card!

    June x

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  33. Hi John what a stunning card I love the combination of dies & colours

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  34. Gorgeous card John. Saw this on Hochanda. Thank you for sharing this.

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  35. Hi John,
    YES THAT'S THE ONE FOR ME! I love the black and gold colour combo, saw it on Hochanda and loved it immediately. So very elegant.
    Hugs, Rose

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  36. Stunning card. Thank you for showing us crafters how versatile these dies can be.

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  37. Hi John
    A lovely card today. I love this configuration Die. Thanks fir sharing.

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  38. Wow John i love this card and the detail on those configurations dies is stunning.
    I even like the black which is unusual for me. lol

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  39. Hi John,
    a very beautiful and wonderful design as usual.
    Not seeing the lovely gold very well on my screen either.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

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  40. Very opulent It amazes me how you have managed such a large card

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