Monday, 22 January 2018

Black and Bronze...

Happy Monday,

Todays card uses the die from the Opera Box which I haven't really featured.  I've made quite a few samples with this but seems to have missed posting them!














I stared this card by cutting the lattice panel three times across a piece of gloss black card.  I added my double sided adhesive behind this then  added gilding flakes ( a mixed box from my stash) which really makes the detail show!

Next I added few layers of a bronze pearl and more off the black card cut with the Press Cut stitch dot rectangles.

I made the centrepiece using a wreath cut form black gloss card using the matching stitch dot circles.  I then added  a spray of my starflower leaves and starflowers on one side with a gold thin satin ribbon bow underneath.
Finally I added a couple of stick pins and A stitched flag with the press cut sentiment cut in more of the bronze.


Enjoy...

34 comments:

  1. Great card John, the black gloss card really shows the detail in the die cut and the gilding flakes.
    Marion S x

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  2. Good Morning John
    Wonderful example of your die and the gilding flakes.Love it.
    Jan

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  3. Very striking card, bet it looks amazing in ‘real life’.
    Annette x

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  4. Morning John, what a brilliant and very opulent looking card, love the star flowers in the soft gold colour. Have a good day everyone. Bx

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  5. Morning John, it certainly is a very striking card today, love the concept of it and may have a go at this too.

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

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  6. Striking card, love the background.

    Michele

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  7. Hi John,
    oh my this card is gorgeous and such a beutiful design.
    I love the black and gold it's very luxurious looking.
    Your flower arrangement is stunning as is the card.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

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  8. Morning John,
    Absolutely STUNNING, love it.
    I have not used my Gilding Flakes in ages, might have to get them out again.
    Have a wonderful day
    Patricia xxx

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  9. Stunning! I think using gloss card has really made the card “pop”
    Like PATRICIA It has been a while since I have used sticky sheet and gilding flakes I must get them out and play

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  10. Love the combination of the gilding flakes with the black - a stunning card, John.

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  11. Hi John
    A beautiful card, very opulent.
    B xx

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  12. Fabulous card John. Looks opulent. Xx

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  13. Stunning card John. The gilding flakes always look opulent.Havent used mine for ages will have to bring them out again .
    Joycex

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  14. Lovely card, I love gilding flakes, but for some reason rarely use them (maybe I should make the effort to use them more).
    Hugs Helen x

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  15. Morning John, absolutely gorgeous agree with Helen I don't use my gilding flakes enough really must get them out and use them more.
    Nancyd xx

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  16. Morning John, a bright cheerful card and lovely to see that you are using the die from the Opera Box, look forward to seeing more examples.
    Wendyx

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  17. Good morning John Stunning card love the dies & the gilding flakes

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  18. Love this one John great for a special occasion the black card is brill xxxx
    June Horrocks xxx

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  19. Lovely card today John. I love using gloss black card for a dramatic effect although I know some people don't like it (do they have no taste?). Love the flowers although they don't show up so well in the photo. I don't know whether they would show up better in a different colour and I don't know what other colour I would use???

    Lisbeth

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  20. Morning John,
    Great card, love the effect using gilding flakes, so dramatic.
    Lydia
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  21. Wow a stunning card John.
    The gold on black is gorgeous.

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  22. Hi John,Very dramatic beautiful card.Black and gold is a really class act. Stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

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  23. Hello John,
    Sorry I didn’t get in yesterday! It was a busy day and in the “ Great Bow Debate,” I’m sitting on the fence! Not a comfortable place to sit!
    Today’s card is lovely and I’m amazed at how easily the pieces fall out of your Dies! I do mean the “ waste” . It makes life so much easier.
    Thanks John,
    Love Myra x

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  24. Very classy. The gilding flakes look fabulous! xxx

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  25. Hi John this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are amazing. I was sorry to miss the Newbury Craft show on Saturday. That one is my favourite. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  26. Hello John,
    Stunning and opulent, it's fabulous!!!
    Maureen x

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  28. Hi John,
    I removed the last comment as I didn't check the predicted text, lol.
    A stunning black and gold card. You've reminded me it's time to get my gilding flakes out again!
    Jayne xx

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  30. Hi John, This card is gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  31. A gorgeous card John. I am definitely liking Black and Bronze/Gold together. Thank you for sharing this. Take carexxx

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  32. Marie from Longridge23 January 2018 at 12:26

    A really beautiful card John. I love those gilding flakes and wonder why I have NEVER used them although I think I bought them around this time last year.
    Love to all.
    Marie P.

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