Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Honeydew sanding...

Happy Wednesday,

Todays card was going to be a demo on Hochanda last Tuesday however I never got around to demoing any cards as the folders sold out so fast!  The folders will be returning as soon as possible.

I started by cutting and embossing a pice of Honeydew lustre print card using the Mariposa Cut and emboss folder form Presscut.  I reserved the middle for the top ( the thing I love about these folders is that the cut piece in the middle is a die cut shape in itself!)

Next I sanded back the top embossed layer to reveal the white core underneath the colour.  I foam mounted this onto a piece of ribbed white card ( from my stash) and matted it with yellow.

Next I cut a few sets ( minus the smallest die which I lost at a workshop!) of the starflowers and shaped these so that the petals cup upwards.  I mounted these together to make the flower shown adding a stick on pearl in the centre.

I arranged the flowers to the side of the die cut shape which I had sanded around the edge of with a messy bow and my starflower leaves.

Finally I added the sentiment net made with my Anniversary clear stamp set and cut this with the mini tags making mats and layers using the oval dies in the mini tags die set.

A few layers of honeydew, white and yellow to finish the card Now who do I know with a birthday in March??



  1. Morning John, oh yes this is gorgeous, I like the way you have used the cut out panel in the middle and turned it around, I am not surprised that you did not get a chance to demo it on Hochanda because of the sell out. Lovely Honeydew colours too.

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

  2. Good Morning John
    So pretty and fresh,love your folders.

  3. Morning John, a beautiful card using the folder and combination of dies. This particular shade of green is lovely and works very well with the yellow. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  4. Morning John,
    Great card, loving the effect your folder/Dies create.
    Have a great day
    Patricia xxx

  5. Hi John.
    Thank you a beautiful card and lovely colour.
    Take care and keep warm Kitty.

  6. Lovely card John. I have your new folder, must use them now, thank you for the inspiration.
    Annette x

  7. Beautiful card John, so pretty in the honeydew colour.

  8. Beautiful card John. The colours are so pretty, the yellow seems to lift the honeydew.
    Marion S x

  9. Fab card John. I have this folder and the flowers and leaves dies, and I now have my inspiration, thank you. Xx

  10. Hi John
    Wow a beautiful card and that card is such a lovely colour, very spring like.

    Heather R Oxfordshire

  11. What a great card, John - I love the colours you've used.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Hi John love the colours on this pretty card
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  13. Morning John, beautiful card and colour combination. I really need some of these embossing folders.

  14. Hi John love the honeydew colour card with the white flowers love from Jackie xx

  15. Beautiful card John. I am not normally a fan of green cards but this is a rather nice shade of green.
    Hugs Helen xx

  16. That's so beautiful John. I love that colour and the starflowers really set it off. I have the die now and did wonder about shaping them or leaving them flat. They look lovely shaped like that. xxx

  17. Hi John, Just lovely and the colours are so gentle and inspiring. Love the new folders so much you can do with them.Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  18. Beautifully designed card John and the most pretty colour pallet, Kate x

  19. Another gorgeous card John.
    I made my first card today with the Cubis embossing folder and I love the embossing detail.
    Love your star flowers too. I'm so lucky to have them to make things with xx

  20. Hello John,
    A really lovely card! This was my favourite shape , followed closely by the oval one!
    Very very effective and the flowers are so pretty!
    Thank you,
    Love Myra x

  21. Hi John such a beautiful card the colours are lovely

  22. Beautiful card John and I love the colours. Not usually colours I use but looks very Springlike. Thank you for sharing this. Glad I have the folders and the flower and leaf dies. Now need to decided which folder to use for my sisters birthday card. I like them all.

  23. Lovely card design. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Another stunning card John. You always manage to come up with great designs

  25. Beautiful card John, I do love this shade of green


  26. Beautiful card That honeydew colour is gorgeous Sanding back the card stock is so effective I hope you find that little die

  27. Hi John. What a really lovely card. Love the design which is really different and also the colours that you have used.


  28. Hello John,
    Absolutely gorgeous card today (as always). I am in the process of changing my birthday from September to March!!
    Maureen xx

  29. Hi John, This is such a pretty card, the colours are gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  30. Beautiful design- as usual. You are so very clever as the layering is super and the sanded effect is as well.
    Keep up the great works. Cannot wait to see more.
    Your New York fan,

  31. Hi John,
    what a very wonderful card and the design is so gorgeous.
    Love the colours used and the sanding back looks so fab.
    Beautiful flowers and bow.
    Do so hope you find your small flower die piece.
    Hopefully it's tucked inside something used or a corner of your crafting case.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  32. Hi John,
    I don't need to change my date of birth as I am a March Birthday. LOL

  33. What a lovely card in such a beautiful colour green.

  34. Marie from Longridge18 January 2018 at 11:18

    A beautiful card John with lovely soothing colours. I'm not surprised you had a sell out;
    Stay happy and healthy .
    Marie P.