Monday, 26 February 2018

White Gerbera Lattice...,

Happy Monday,

As I may have stated I have so many samples and inspiration cards for my new collection so there will be quite a few cards using the Gerbera Collection coming up ion the next few weeks!  I thought today I would share one of my favourites which I keep looking at whenever I unpack the cards for a show or demo!

I started by cutting the Gerbera Lattice into a pice of white card.  IU then made a set of frames for this using the 2 outline dies that come in the set for the inner sections of the frame and by cutting the card to size for the outside edges.

I placed this over a piece of my kitchen roll technique background made using the Izink Pigment dropper inks and a little glitter added when I was sealing the kitchen roll onto the card.

I cut the Gerbera Flower die form the remnants of this card / paper and made up three flowers using 2 dies cuts for each flower  using the nearest in size ( What I mean is if I number the largest flower 1 and the smallest 6 therefore the flowers are made by using 1 & 2, 3 & 4 and 5 & 6)

I added Crafts Too Diamonds in red in the centre and added the flowers over a bow of pink twine.

I made up the card as shown using the larger size of red diamond ( you get both sizes in the pack) in the centres of the lattice and finished with layers of the white too let the background sing!



  1. Morning John, a gorgeous card using your beautiful Gerbera die.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Morning John
    I just love all these cards using your new collection.

  3. Morning John, super duper, I love the dies, hopefully mine will be here today, I had placed a big order and I think the postman has got to order a van to bring them, ha ha, Love the colours you have used and the kitchen towel technique - now I wonder who taught me that ------looking forward to having a play.

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

  4. Hi John.
    Thank you a very pretty card.
    Take care and keep warm Kitty.

  5. Another lovely card John, can’t wait for my dies to come.

  6. Gorgeous card John. I have got loads of your new dies. I cut out the dragonflies and the detail is outstanding, right down to the baby one.I have a few dragonflies by other manufacturers but yours are the very best, they are so sweet and my very favourite, they are absolutely beautiful.
    Annette x

  7. Fantastic card John I haven’t tried your kitchen roll technique Something else to try

  8. Morning John,
    Can understand this being one of your favourites it's so pretty.

  9. I love this card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Hi there John, an exquisite card, beautifully inked and designed, have a really good day Kate x

  11. Hi John
    This is a beautiful card, no wonder it keeps catching your eye. The samples are beautiful so we won't mind seeing them.
    Love Diane X

  12. Hi John this is a stunning card. I am loving all the new dies and stamps. It was so nice to see the cards on Saturday they look even better in the flesh. I hope you did get a bit of time to relax. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  13. Hi John
    This is a lovely card. I've not seen your kitchen roll technique so off to see if I can track down a video of it somewhere.

  14. Hi John. A newbe to your blog. Beautiful
    card love the colours. Just love Gerberas
    Mavis L x

  15. Hi John, Another great card with your new dies,the colours of this one are really nice.Have a great day stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  16. Hi John,
    yes a very striking and stunning background and design.
    Love the colours and the gorgeous Gerbras really set this off beautifully.
    I made some backgrounds a while ago with kitchen roll mop ups and haven't used them yet so I am inspired to use them now if I can find them. LOL.
    Have a restful day hopefully after you weekend demoing.
    Totally forgot your were nearish to me.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  17. Hi John. I can understand why this card is so special to you, I think it is absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  18. Hi John
    Gorgeous card love love it the background is really pretty love the flowers
    Hug's Lynda xx

  19. Hi John,
    I really love this card! Everything about it is gorgeous!
    You've reminded me I still have some pixie powdered kitchen roll.
    I will put it to good use xx

  20. Brilliant card John, love it.
    Patricia xx

  21. Hello John,
    This is my second attempt! Don’t know where the other one went! Lovely card and by die cutting this one we can have another nine flowers with just a few snips! Love the whole range! The dragonflies are gorgeous! Been to After School Club today! A lot of excited children making something for Mother’s Day! Now I’m jiggered!
    Love Myra xx

  22. Late again but have had a marathon die cutting session. Not finished yet. Beautiful card John. Thank you for your inspiration. Am in the middle of making a similar card but with acetate as used it on my canvas so decided to use it for the card. The colours are similar to the one we made Friday. Good to see Myra. Was getting worried.

  23. Just got my Gerbera Collection dies today can't wait to play although I'm not very good I enjoy playing so when I saw the show I just had to buy as your demos were inspiring Thank you xx