Monday, 13 November 2017

Gloss and Gold...

Happy Monday...

Fabulous weekend in the north looking forward to (edit I meant Returning! lol) retiring next year!

Todays card uses the Gold gilt sheets with just black and white to make a bold and confident card for today.

I started by adding gold gilt metal sheets to a piece of card covered in my double sided adhesive sheets.  I then die cut a circle in the centre and debossed the piece using the snowflake circle embossing folder.

Next I added ranger black gloss accents around the circle adding acetate behind the piece to make something to hold the snow in!

I added a panel behind the acetate with an embossed piece of white using the winter trees embossing folder.  I added snow over this and 2 deer cut in black gloss card before sealing this all with foam tape.

I added a further black gloss ( Pearl gloss card from Limetree crafts) on the front looking through the window.

I made up the card as shown using layers of embossed white, bright gold and black gloss.



  1. Morning John, another Christmas cracker really like this one with the snow.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Lovely card John.

  3. Beautiful! I love the way you've done the two deer. xxx

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

  5. Hi Again John.
    I wish you well in your retirment but will be so sorry to see you go.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  6. Beautiful card John. Retiring!!! Hope you mean returning haha 😂.
    Annette x

  7. Lovely card. I really hope you mean “returning “ rather than retiring?!


  8. A lovely card John. You're far to young to retire. If you do, what will we do for inspiration?!

  9. Hi John a glorious card today, love it all Kate x

  10. Morning John,

    Very pretty striking card. X

  11. Great card John, love it
    Marion S x

  12. Hi John
    A lovely card. I love the embossing on the gold, sumptuous.
    B xx

  13. Morning John, a really amazing and lovely card today, I didn't know you could get black glossy accent, will have to investigate this. Oh and I know you said you were retiring in the first paragraph which made me laugh because you are not allowed to retire you have too many followers and supporters for you to do that.....yes I know you meant to say returning ha ha. You do make me laugh.

    I bought some of the Gold gilt sheets and will give this a go. Love it.

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

  14. Beautiful card John. Love the gold, white and black.
    Hugs, Rose

  15. This is gorgeous I have some gilding sheets and snow so will definitely have a try at this

  16. Hi John, a great Christmas Card, so glad that you are not retiring.

  17. What a gorgeous card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Morning John,
    Gorgeous card.

  19. A beautiful card today John real Christmas 🎄 thank you love June Horrocks xxxxx

  20. Stunning card John, love the mirror effect. So glad you're not retiring just yet.
    Love Valxxx

  21. Gorgeous card John. Reminds me of the one we did at the Art of Craft workshop. It is similar. It is one I will not be sending to anyone. I will have it on my own mantelpiece. Glad you had a good weekend. Hope you are having a rest today but I don't expect you will. Take carexxx

  22. Hi John
    Stunning card, so sophisticated and Christmassy.

  23. Hi John this is a stunning card I love everything about it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  24. Hi John. Such a tasteful card today. Love the embossed gold card used in the background.


  25. Hi John

    Stunning card today! I was so gutted (to say the least and no pun intended) in having to miss your workshop!!

    June x

  26. Hello John,
    Today's card is gorgeous and a bit like you, bright and cheerful on a cold day.
    The weekend was great, thank you so much. I hope it was nothing I said which put the retirement thought into your head!! I meant to say thank you to Sam who took my money so happily, and the lady who kept me supplied with weak coffees ha ha.
    love Maureen x

  27. Tracie McGuinness13 November 2017 at 16:06

    Lovely card John. I definitely need to try this style of card with the foil at home having had a play at the workshop on Saturday.Great

  28. Lovely! My brother who lives in Montana, USA would love this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  29. Good afternoon John,
    Just arrived home after an amazing day yesterday, loved every minute.
    Oh! My! Word! for one minute i thought the effect of having to deal with three crazy folk drove you to think about Retirement!!!
    I will definitely be experimenting with what you taught us, everything was so brilliantly demoed and explained. Thank you.
    Thank you to everyone involved.
    Patricia xxx

  30. Love love love this card. No offence but the best you have done in a while.
    Annamieke from the land down under

  31. Hi John Beautiful card I love the embossed gold

  32. Hi John. Lovely card and thanks for mentioning Lime Tree as I couldn't remember where you said that gorgeous white card we used yesterday was from x

  33. looks so effective John xx

  34. Eh up John
    Terrific use of the gold sheet. I better order some more stock in lol!
    Lovely effect with the deers and snow.
    Ang x

  35. WOW that gold gilt sheet looks fab embossed.
    This is just so beautiful, i love those deer.
    I need to get my hands on those gold sheets.