Saturday, 14 July 2018

Gold Kings...

Happy Saturday,

A simple scene card today made with the media plate frames die set and the Holly Quilt mask sometime we ned a quick and Blingy Christmas card.

I started by spreading izink Diamonds through the mask onto Christmas Red Linen card from Crafts Too The Diamonds work better than anything else I have tried with masks and stencils as the thin formulation shows all the details of the pattern.  Once dry ( which takes about 20 minutes) I cut the piece using the largest square and the largest circle in the die set ( the stitched edge dies)

I used the other dies in the set to mount this onto black then gold mirror card.

For the centre panel I stamped the three kings from the Festive Silhouettes clear stamp set onto black card.  I then masked off the stamped images with a piece of torn card and shaded down using a finger dauber and more of the Izink Gold pigment ink.

I stamped the small stars stamp, from the snowflakes clear stamp set, in white izink pigment in using first and second generation stamping.  Finally adding a gold star for the kings to follow!

A few layers of red, black and gold to finish a small card with a,ot of glitz!

JND Media Plate die set Squares
JND Festive Silhouettes stamp set
JND Snowflakes stamp set
Izink Diamonds Gold
Izink PIgment ink pad Gold



  1. Morning John, this has got to be one of the best samples I have seen using the 3 kings in the distance with the beautiful red and gold holly frame, yes John I like this very, very much.

    Enjoy yourself at Doncaster this weekend, and if you see anyone that knows me then say hello (I think Theresa Goodwin might be there)

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

  2. Great card, love the gold holly.


  3. Love the holly frame, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  4. Hello John, this card is beautiful, love the colour combo. Have a good day everyone. Bx

  5. Hi John love this cardthe background is lovely thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  6. Just lovely John. Hope to be able to have a play with my new JL goodies today.

  7. Good morning John this is a stunning card I love it. Have a great weekend I know you will be very busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Lovely card I love how you’ve shaded the base to “ground” the kings

  9. Hi John, Very very festive just lovely.Stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  10. Gorgeous John! Love the red and gold. I'll see you tomorrow at Doncaster. I'm coming to collect that hug. I know I always get one, but this time I'm in need of an extra big one. Have a good day today. xxx

  11. Hello John,
    Sorry I’ve been missing! We have been away and WiFi was intermittent to put it mildly! I have just Pinned three lovely cards! All yours I hasten to add! I like all three but yesterday’s was possibly my favourite! Now I need to get some crafting done! Well, once this weekend is over and my last day at After School Club on Monday! So many things of yours waiting to be tried!!
    Many thanks,
    Love Myra x

  12. Hi John. What a nice traditional card with a modern twist. Love it.


  13. Hello John. Love this card and I am sure I saw in for real at Newbury. It was beautiful. Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Xxx

  14. Hello John,
    This is gorgeous. The more I look at it, the more fabulous it is!
    love Maureen x

  15. Hi John ooh what a fabulous card I love the gold holly & the 3 kings travelling under those beautiful stars it's such an effective scene

  16. Fabulous card. There is a feeling with your scenic stamps. I can't wait until my sets come. Should be soon. I have a lot of inspiration.
    Thank you, John and have a great Sunday!
    Stephanie K