Friday, 19 January 2018

Silver Glazed...

Happy Friday,

Todays card uses the Oval cut and emboss folder from press cut and the letterpress technique.

I started by adding the Izink silver pigment ink to the flat side ( the one with the die attached to it) of the cut and emboss folder until I had a good coating.  It is very Important to use a Pigment ink for this as a dye based ink will dry on the folder.  I then simply ran the folder through my die cutting machine which cut the aperture and press the ink onto the back as it embosses the card.

Next I added Izink Clear embossing powder over the embossed image and heat set it.  This sets the pigment ink and adds a glaze over the back.

I threaded a strip of grosgrain ribbon through the aperture and added the sentiment, cut with the mini tags set, to one side.

I finished the card with a bow and embellishment adding a flower cut with the starflowers dies in velum.

A few layers of silver mirror card and more of the white finishes the card.



  1. Morning John, you have done it again, absolutely stunning, love this one too. This is one of those cards that are fairly quick to make too, brilliant.

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

  2. As well as being quite quick, I guess the card could be adapted for many occasions.

  3. Hi John
    Another beautiful card, looks stunning.

  4. Hello John, a very elegant card today, love the silver, and looks like it took ages. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  5. Beautiful card John, very elegant
    Marion S X

  6. Elegant card John.I will have to treat myself to these folders.

  7. A beautiful card and a great technique.
    Annette x

  8. Hi John,
    am up early this morning after at last having a goodish nights sleep for a change.
    Your card is as usual so brilliantly created and such a super gorgeous design.
    Love the silver and white theme.
    Managed to treat myself to the izinks from Mrs Duck's website so the next few days will be playing time I think.
    Next buy is the pigment ones I hope as my pigment ones are very old about 10years or so.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  9. Morning John,
    Love the card, using that beautiful folder.
    Not too sure about the ribbon through the front, just my opinion.
    Have a great day.
    Patricia xxx

  10. Lovely card today, perhaps without the ribbon through the centre.


  11. I'm another one not sure about the ribbon, John, but I love the card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Lovely card John
    June Horrocks xxx

  13. Morning John, gorgeous card do like the ribbon.
    Nancyd xx

  14. Good morning John like the embossing die folder you have used but personally would need something in the cut out rather than the strip of ribbon. Love from Jackie xx

  15. Love the design but not sure about not having anything behind the aperture, xxx

  16. Good morning John really elegant card today I love it!

  17. Lovely! Those embossing folders really give a great result. xxx

  18. Hi John,Love the silver and white and I have the folders and think they are brilliant.I am not certain about the ribbon as I think it competes with the oval shape,for me maybe just a fabulous bow with the flowers.Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  19. Happy Friday to you too John.
    Another lovely card.
    I've gone into overdrive crafting this week. It's the only good thing to come out of having a knee injury. It's a great distraction from pain. I've even been sewing!
    Enjoy the rest of your day xx

  20. Hello John,
    Lovely card! Thank you . Sorry in a rush today!
    Love Myra xx

  21. That’s a very elegant card.

  22. Hello John,
    Lovely card today but like some of the others, not sure about the ribbon. Although the beauty is that's a frippery and we can put our own spin on it.
    Maureen xx

  23. Hi John love this card, its really classy.

  24. A really lovely card Like others I’m not sure about the ribbon

  25. Hi John. Such a simple card today but you have made it look very special with the addition of the ribbon.


  26. Lovely card John and I like everything about it. Thank you for sharing this. Take