Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Gold Ironworks...

Happy Tuesday,

When I was in Washington at the weekend a lady ( sorry I'm no good with names) Showed me a card she had made with the Spellbinders Ironwork elements die set and we got into a discussion of how nice this die was!  I mentioned how great it looks in mirror card so as soon as I got home i had to make this card to show how well it works.

I stared by cutting the frame in the set twice in gold mirror card.  I rotated these and slipped the edges under each other as shown to make a square.  Next I added a panel in the white pearl card using one of the other dies in the set and topped this with a layer of gold and finally white ( all die cuts from the ironworks die set)  I added some stick on pearls to to highlight the detail.

I added a bow in silk ribbon and thin satin ribbon and tucked this under the bottom edge of the main element.

The background is made with the spellbinders butterfly die cut and mounted in white pearl card.

A few more layers of the mirror and pearl cards to finish a small card (for me anyway!)



  1. Morning John, what a wonderful elegant card to wake up to this morning, love it, must see if I have that one.

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

  2. Good morning John, beautiful card and very elegant in gold and white. I think I may have this die .
    Marion S x

  3. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care kitty.

  4. It does look stunning in gold a fantastic card John
    Laura O

  5. Hi John
    A beautiful card and great die.
    B xx

  6. Hi John
    Lovely card,love the gold.

  7. Very elegant. Beautiful die.
    Annette x

  8. Morning John ,
    A fantastic card love that gold so elegant.

  9. Simple style yet elegant.

  10. Good morning John,
    A stunning card, I really LOVE it.
    I am also loving how you are resurrecting old Dies.
    I have this Die which as not seen the light of day in years.
    Keep all the great inspiration coming.
    Have a great day but please try and have some "me time" at some point.
    Patricia xxx

  11. Gorgeous card & great to see an older die being used.


  12. Hi John, A really great card today. It is so nice seeing older dies being used. These dies are expensive and I think we are all guilty of using just the current new ones. I am definitely going to have a look through my stash of dies and re-visit them. Thank you for the prompt. Love Rosemarie X

  13. I have this die set but it didn't cut well in my Wizard - never tried it in my Calibur! I must get it out. This is a a lovely card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. Great card and nice to see older dies that we might have forgotten. Thanks John.
    Have a great day.
    Crafty hugs.
    D xx

  15. That's looks lovely. I have loads of mirror card, but never think about using it until after I've finished a card! xx

  16. Morning John, lovely card, great to see the older dies having another day in the sun. Love the background, have not see it before,

  17. Morning John, A very pretty card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. What a beauty John love it I have this die not used for ages thank you
    Love June horrocks xx

  19. What a beautiful yet simple card. Very classy.

    Helen xx

  20. Nice die and Lovely card John.
    Love Valxxx

  21. Morning John,
    Great card.

  22. Hi John. I also have this die from way, way back and I love it because the larger element is great for holding all sorts of different shapes with the sentiments on. Great to see what you have done with it.


  23. Great card John and another reminder to get out our dies love from Jackie xx

  24. Gorgeous card John. Thank you. I don't have this die but it looks very useful. Take carexx

  25. Hello John
    Oh this card is stunning you really do work wonders don't you. I have this die and love it but have never used it this way, thank you so very much for all your fantastic inspiration, do keep it coming!
    Have a good day but do remember to relax!
    Margaret xxx

  26. This is such an elegant card in gold and pearl cardstock, a scattering of flat-back pearls and a silk ribbon bow! And to top it off, you added butterflies. I like how your designing mine works!

  27. Rose in Chester27 June 2017 at 14:26

    Hi John,
    lovely card, must use my die again...............
    Hugs, Rose

  28. Hi John this is a stunning card I love the design those dies are amazing and I love how you have used the mirror card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  29. Hi John, Wow this is really stunning,I have spellbinders but not sure I have this set,must have a look see.Sounds like you had a great time at weekend.Stay healthy and happy.Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  30. Hi John, gorgeous card, thank you for the kid up the derrière to get our older dies out. Take care, Jess xx

  31. Sorry that should be kick up the derrière X oops

  32. I've got these dies and don't use them.......I guess I'm going to now!!
    Lovely card John.

  33. Hello John,
    I really love today's card! As soon as I looked at it I was reminded of a keyhole and escutcheon! I know - I'm a bit daft! It's beautiful! I don't have the Die set but agree with everyone that we need to use the older ones more! Thanks John!
    Love Myra x

  34. Hi John

    This is one stunning card!!

    June x

  35. Smashing card John Neat little die set

  36. Eh up John
    A simple but appealing card using the Metal Tags and Accents which I too have sitting in my die stash with minimal use.
    Must fish it out as I'd forgotten how lovely it is.
    Ang x

  37. John this is stunning and so very elegant, i really love this and it looks fab with the gold mirri card.