Monday, 6 August 2018

Lattice Love...

Happy Monday,

I thought id share another card made with the Scratch art this time with the holographic backing and using my new Lattice snowflake Christmas die.

I started by embossing the die, rather than cutting it, into a piece of the scratch art paper ( to do this just run the die and card through your die ciutting machine using the embossing sandwich rather than the cutting sandwich)  This embosses the pattern of the die into the card rather than cutting it.  Next I used a sanding block and sanded off the black revealing the holographic silver underneath.

I added a frame made using the Press Cut stitch dot square dies in black and silver mirror card.

I then cut 2 sets of the poinsettia in the scratch art paper and pinched the petals before making them up into 6 individual flowers.  I then sanded around the edges of the petals this gives this shaded look of black running into the silver holographic edges.  I added a Crafts Too diamond embellishment in the centre of each flower.

I added a spray of three flowers on the Swirl Ivy cut in silver mirror card in one corner.  I then cut the smaller swirl ivy dies, that comes in the Holly and Ivy frame die set, and added these in the opposite corner with one of the smaller flowers.

I know silver and black are not traditional colours but I love the way this cane out!

JND Snowflake Lattice die set
JND Poinsettia Die
JND Swirl Leaves die set
JND Holly and Ivy Frame
Press Cut Stitch Dot square die set
Crafts Too Holographic scratch art paper.



  1. Hello John, yes, not very traditional colours for Christmas cards, but very striking. Have a great day all. Bx

  2. Beautiful card John. I like the scratch paper, but not seen it on sale anywhere.
    Annette x

  3. I haven’t tried just embossing a die then sanding but it looks very effective.

  4. Morning John, lovely sample today although I think I would prefer it in a gold and green colour scheme, not that it isn't really nice as it is, just my preference. Love the dies too.

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

  5. Hi love the card ---where can I buy the scratch paper

  6. Wow this is gorgeous. As you say not a traditional colour for Christmas even so it is a lovely card. Thank you. Take carexxx

  7. Love the composition of this card but not sure on the colours.

    Anne (Northampton)

  8. I LOVE IT! Another clever way of using your dies to emboss rather than cut Unlike other companies dies you can emboss with them without getting stray bits of metal holding the die together- if you see what I mean

  9. Morning John,
    A very striking card, not one I would normally go for.

  10. Susan Sollinger6 August 2018 at 09:33

    Love the card and colours so different.

  11. Love the dies mine should arrive tomorrow, wish I had ordered some of the scratch paper as well now.

  12. Awsum card John I love it black and gold wow !!!!!i know lots of people that would love this card thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  13. Good morning John Gorgeous card the holographic paper is fabulous

  14. Hi John, Very dramatic and unusual,but clever way of using dies.Stay healthy and happy.Lots pf Love Barbara D xxx

  15. Hi John. I really love this card and I really must get some scratch art paper as I am most impressed by all the results that you have got using it, however, at the moment I have got so many different products to play with that I haven't touched yet, I should really put some time aside to have a play.


  16. Gosh, John, this is too cool. What a beautiful card. I hope you are bringing some of this scratch card to Hochanda on your next visit. I don't know anything like this here.
    Have a good week,
    Stephanie K

  17. Stunning card John.
    Love Valx

  18. Hello John,
    What a gorgeous card! I have never used scratch art paper but I know a lady who sells it!! I’m in a right mess here as a Craft Room makeover is in progress! Who bought all this carft stuff in my cupboards and shelves? Was it me ? A lot is going! I’m still waiting for my Poinsettias - which were ordered from Sunrise on the Launch Day! Maybe tomorrow????
    Love Myra x

  19. Marie P. from Longridge7 August 2018 at 10:15

    A beautiful card John. I really like the way you have put it all together.
    I've never heard of scratch paper but it looks very effective.
    Marie P.