Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Snowy Trees...

Happy Tuesday,

I thought I would share this card today that uses just the winter trees embossing folder you could easily miss off the mats and layers to make a quicker card.

Scroll down to the bottom for the details of my latest workshop

I started by simply embossing the winter tress embossing folder in Black Gloss card The great thing about the folder is that despite the detail it doesn't crack the card which can be an issue when using high gloss card.

Next I simply added white pearl gilding polish over the image, this highlighted all the embossed parts in white giving a real snowy look (hopefully!)

I then  added a simple strip of organza ribbon with a die cut oval ( made using the fabulous Stitch Dot ovals from Press cut) over a stamped sentiment from my winter trees clear stamp set.  A few mats and layers and finished!

Mrs Duck and I will be running another workshop in Coventry in October.  This will be an ALL DAY workshop as this concentrates on Embossing folder and die cutting techniques.  You will make at least 4 finished cards learning lots of different techniques of using my new range of folders along with a great selection of dies all ready for Christmas!

all the details are ion the poster just contact Mrs Duck for spaces!



  1. Hi John
    I loved this card when I saw it on your show. How different this would look on the mantle shelf at Christmas. A real talking point.

  2. Morning John, such an elegant card, love this folder, and it does look very snowy. Have a good day all. Bx

  3. Hi John.
    Thank you a beautiful card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  4. Morning John, a gorgeous card love this embossing folder.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Fabulous card John, looks amazing on the black card.
    Annette x

  6. Hi John
    A beautiful card and great embossing folder. Excellent news that you are running another workshop in Coventry, I'm sure that will be fully booked in no time.
    B xx

  7. Fabulous card John and that embossing looks great on black gloss card
    Marion S x

  8. Lovely folders John. Just waiting for mine to pop through the door 😍😘

  9. Gorgeous card, very striking.


  10. Morning John
    A gorgeous card so striking in black love the folder .
    Catherine xxe

  11. Lovely card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Morning John, yes another super sample today, I have ordered mine so want the postie to hurry up, itching to try out the techniques you demo'd on Hochanda, you are such a wonderful person.

    Wish I could get to Coventry as I would love to attend the workshop but alas I would need transport.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith

  13. my ladies at class is loving you products

  14. Morning John, This looks fabulous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  15. Love this folder John wonderful for people who do charity cards thank you John xx
    Love june xxx

  16. Beautiful card I love the snowy effect you' e created
    Thank you for the heads up on your next workshop That's my birthday! So (I hope!) I'll be spending it with my little family and having some cuddles with my grandson, Oscar

  17. So beautiful John. I love that folder. Can't wait for mine to arrive in the post! xx

  18. Wow loving this card, it's so atmospheric and easy too.

  19. Totally stunning card John, very dramatic, Kate x

  20. Hi John Gorgeous card and love the new folders waiting for mine to arrive hopefully today.
    thank you for for showing Mrs D website yesterday great .

  21. Hi John, beautiful card and loving the embossing folder.
    Hugs, Rose

  22. Great card John. Lovely embossing folder.
    Love Valxxx

  23. Hi John,Loved this card when I first saw it,typical John I thought.Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  24. Hello John,
    I really love this EF and today's card is beautiful! My Media Plates arrived today from Mrs Duck's lovely new Webshop! Can't wit to have a play!
    Won't say what else came as Maureen and Brenda will " take it down and use it in evidence against me!" Lol!
    Many thanks,
    Love Myra xx

    1. Ha. Ha. My post from Mrs Duck came today as well but perhaps I had better not tell you what I have.😀 Keep you guessing for a while.

  25. I like your snowy trees. Wish I could get my hands on a couple of your "soft" embossing folders here in the USA.

  26. Hi John this is a stunning card it really does look like it is snowing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  27. Great card John love from Jackie xx

  28. Beautiful card John. My parcel from Mrs Duck came today. Very pleased. Can't say what I ordered as Myra will be reading this but am pleased with the contents. Take care.xxx

  29. Hi John. What a very striking card and so simple to make. I ordered some of your embossing folders from Mrs Duck and they arrived today so I am just about to sit down and have a play.


  30. John this is stunning and i really really love this card.

  31. Hi John,
    what a super card, and your design again is brilliant.
    I was catching up on part of your Hochanda program today, and I did manage to record the 2nd one this time.
    So I remember this card being shown, and thinking how beautiful it was just like falling snow on a lovely scene.
    Got my crafty goodies from Ang today, and I am hoping to play with one of your embossing folders soon as I have a male 40th card to make first for the weekend.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  32. Hi John Wow what a stunning card I love it the winter trees stamp is absolutely fabulous I must get it!

  33. Eh up John
    Definitely a snowy feel.....making me shiver looking at it or that could be the Autumn chill and my refusal to have the heating on in September lol!
    Brilliant use of the embossing folder.
    Ang x