Monday, 16 April 2018

Red Drama...

Happy Monday,

Last day of samples using the Gerbera Daisy collection today as I will start to reveal a new range tomorrow in my media plate and stamping ranges which launch on Sunday night at 6pm on Hochanda.  I thought I would share this card today which is, in my opinion, really dramatic.

I started by cutting the Gerbera Lattice in white I then added this to a piece of red card that was covered in my double sided adhesive sheets.  I then cut the same die in black and paper pieced the centre squares back in using the fall away pieces form the black die cut.

Next I added tickles dry glitter over the exposed adhesive giving the patchwork look to the outside squares.

I rotated the die cut, with mats and layers of course, onto a panel of red embossed with the Crafts Too daisy lattice A4 embossing folder.

Finally I made up one of the gerberas shading the edges of the petals in red using all 6 of the flowers from the die cut.  I added a diamond gem ( from crafts too) in the centre of each of the flowers and added a dragonfly in white and black to finish.



  1. Morning John, a beautiful dramatic card today. And your projects ,from Alli's workshop are fantastic.
    Nancyd x

  2. Hi John
    Love this dramatic card.

  3. Morning John, a gorgeous card today, love the flowers and a neat little trick with the cut away black bits inside.

    Now I wonder what we have in store on Sunday.

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

  4. Gorgeous card. Busy bee with new range, xxxf

  5. Really dramatic John. A red card is a lovely change.

  6. Very dramatic and by turning the “topper” creates ebven more impact

  7. A fabulous card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  8. Oh john this is a gorgeous card I love it. Of course the dies are stunning. I can't wait to see what is coming next. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. Brill card John love it can’t wait to see what comes next thank you love june Horrocks

  10. Hi John. What a dramatic card today even though, on the face of it, it appears to be quite a simple card.


  11. That's lovely. Love the colours.

  12. Wow! This really is a dramatic card. Love it. Thank you. Can’t wait to see what the new launch will bring. Take care and have a good

  13. Hello John, this is certainly a show stopper, it's stunning.
    Meeting up with Patricia, Hazel and other friends for a few days so I'll pop in, if they plug me in!!
    love Maureen x

  14. Hi John, As you say very dramatic and beautiful.Can't wait to see what's next.Stay healthy and happy Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  15. Hi John very striking card love the bright red Looking forward to seeing your new ranges

  16. Hi John. Shame it's last day as I've enjoyed your samples, but excited to see what comes next. SueL x

  17. Hi John,
    I'm back from a break again to see this super gorgeous card and such lovely rich colours too.
    Hope all is well with you.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  18. Hello John,
    What a lovely card! Great idea! I wonder what you have in store for us! Can’t wait.
    Well, it’s the big get together tomorrow until Thursday! We have such fun and all brought together through crafting!
    Off to IMessage Brenda!
    Love Myra xx

  19. Marie P from Longridge17 April 2018 at 11:05

    A very striking card John and now that I have the Gerbera circles die I should have a go,
    Have fun,
    Marie P

  20. What a fun, interesting card. I love the way you used the black card in your composition. Very clever. You are always the artist.
    Stephanie K

  21. Eh up John
    Definitely different and I'm particularly interested in the "tickles" glitter lol!
    Ang x