Friday, 15 September 2017

Luxury and Rustic...

Happy Friday,

I wanted to share this card today which I feel mixes the luxury of Gold Leaf with the whimsy of fake snow in this shaker card.

I started this card by coating a piece of crd with the Crafts Too double sided adhesive sheets.  Because of the grid lines on the reverse of the adhesive sheet I could cut just the amount needed for the card which was 5 3/4' X 5 3/4".  I then added a sheet of gold leaf using a further sheet to ensure all areas were covered.





Next I embossed this card however I used the folder in reverse to give me a debossed look, this works perfectly with the gold leaf leaving the surface with the smooth true gold look.

Next I cut the centre form the card using the stitch dot circle dies form Press Cut.  I then added a piece of acetate behind this before adding some of the funky trees ( cut form scrap pieces of the gold and copper leaf card) to a pice of star stream embossed card and fake snow.  I enclosed this with foam tape ensuring that the snow was behind and in front of the trees.

To finish I added a further tree on the front and used a piece of soft gold card embossed with the Merry Christmas section of the Tree of Hearts embossing folder ( also from my new range)




Enjoy...

39 comments:

  1. Morning John, another fabulous Christmas card loving them all .
    Nancyd xx

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  2. That's gorgeous John. I thought so when you showed it on the TV the other day. xx

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  3. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care and havefun Kitty.

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  4. What a wonderful card John, beautifully designed and I especially love the richness of the metallic shades, Kate x

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  5. Morning John, you have really rolled the boat out with this creation, I saw you using it on Hochanda (they should have turned the air con off for a few minutes - ha ha). Love it and at a much better price then the gold leaf you bought when you were at college. Yes I was paying attention.

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

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  6. Morning John
    A fabulous card i love it .
    Catherine xx

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  7. Fabulous card John, very opulent
    Marion S x

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  8. Love this card John
    Thank you love june horrocks xxxxx

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  9. An expensive looking card.
    Jan
    Northampton

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  10. So beautiful John, loving the gold sheets, so much easier than Gilding flakes, xxx

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  11. This looks stunning, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  12. Wow John this is a gorgeous card love the gold leaf im waiting for mine to come
    Have a good day all
    Sharon
    xxx

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  13. Eh up John
    A very striking card and the trees look so different like this.
    Gorgeous!
    Ang x

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  14. Morning John,
    Love your card, very classy.
    Lydia
    X

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  15. Hello John, a beautiful and opulent card, love the trees inside the shaker as well as on top, it adds a lot of dimension. Have a good day all. Bx

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  16. Luxurious card John. Love it.
    Love Valxxx

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  18. Morning John, great card, love that you have used the reverse side of the Embossing Folder.
    Wendyx

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  19. Hi John
    A very special luxurious card, beautiful.

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  20. Morning John, A stunning card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  21. Oh wow John this is such a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  22. Hi John, Absolutely beautiful,I was fascinated when I saw you demo this,but the card is absolutely stunning.Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

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  23. A different kind of Winter/Christmas card, but I like it.

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  24. Hi John

    WOW, a fabulous card, love everything about it

    June x

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  25. Hi John. Lovely card and I have to agree the gleam of the gold leaf marries very well with the snow in the shaker element. Thanks for sharing.

    Lisbeth

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  26. Hello John,
    This is beautiful.
    Maureen x

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  27. Lovely elegant card john x
    Theresa w x

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  28. Hello John,
    Late again! However this is a beautiful card! I had sheets of gold leaf years ago. Whatever did I do with them?! The trees look lovely! My progress with the Plates is slow but it is progress!!!
    I'm so enjoying using them.
    Thank you,
    Lovely ve Myra xx

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  29. John this is gorgeous and luxurious too.
    i have just bought this embossing folder and love it done in the gold.

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  30. Hi John,
    this is lush!
    Hugs, Rose

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  31. This is gorgeous John. Like Myra and Maureen I must find my Gold Leaf. My son bought it for me to put on my Polymer Clay but I didn't get round to it. Must find it and try this idea. Thank you. Have a good day tomorrow. Will miss you at AP. Take carexxx

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