Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Golden Bubbles...

Happy Tuesday,

I've had the hotties die from Press cut ( I bought mine form the Art of Craft where I do a lot of demo work) for ages and although its designed to make your own card candy i thought the piece left over made a really good background which is how today's card was conceived.

I started by cutting the die into a piece of copper pearl card twice overlapping the die to get a longer panel.  I foam mounted this above a piece of vintage gold pearl card and added frames of the copper and gold as shown.  I then studded a 5mm stick on pearl at the junction of each circle to add to the bling factor!

I then made a corsage for the card using the Prima flowers grouped together and white seam binding, gold satin ribbon and a couple of stick pins I made with some gold beads I've had in my stash for ages.

To finish I stamped the sentiment in brown ink onto a piece of white card and cut it out using the Spellbinders swallowtail die form Becca Feeken and added frames in the copper and gold made using the same set.

A little OTT but sometimes its just needed.



  1. Morning John, oh yes I like this card, I too have got the candy die but never thought of doing anything like this, your so clever.

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

  2. Hi John
    WOW just love this card. Must check out this die.Gorgeous.

  3. Hello John, love this card, what a beautiful design and great colour combo. Very ornate, but just perfect. Have a great day all. Bx

  4. Morning John a gorgeous card lovely colour combo.
    Catherine xx

  5. Morning John,
    Another fantastic card, love it, it's not OTT it's great.
    Your Corsage is beautiful.
    Wishing You a Happy Day
    Patricia x

  6. That's made a really nice card. Lovely. xx

  7. Morning John,
    Brilliant card. Thinking out the box, using 'waste'. It all fits so well. X

  8. Gorgeous card John. It's nice to have the freedom to be able to use other dies etc. Take care, be good to see you in the TV again.
    Annette x

  9. This looks great. Clever use of waste and lovely corsage.

  10. Morning John,
    Another stunning card, great idea for the waste also.
    I've not done any much card making this year, most has been at classes.
    Too busy quilt making lol.
    Hoping all your creations inspire me to go into my craft room and make cards.

  11. Brilliant card-I've had this die since it first came out & wouldn't have thought of using the waste for a card. Guess what I'll be trying out this weekend ?!


  12. beautiful card john, the stick pins are gorgeous.
    Elaine H x

  13. Hi John,
    Gorgeous card, love the beads on the stick pins and the pearls on the background.
    Thanks for sharing,

  14. I've not seen this die before. It looks great here on your lovely card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. Hi John. A great card, love the colours. How long did it take you to put all those pearls on? I live not far from the Art of Craft and would love to come and see you demo there. I am on their mailing list, but they don't seem to advertise your demo days very well. Love Rosemarie X

  16. Hi John, super card and I really love the colour scheme.
    Cheryl Infinity-fan

  17. Lovely card John. It's good to go OTT at times.
    Love Valxxx

  18. Great card today John. The background reminds me a bit of a wine rack!!!


  19. Hi John not seen such a die before but I'm all in favour of using the waste - and so effectively as well. Love from Jackie xx

  20. Eh up John
    Now, I know you hsve an on going love affair with predictive text but even I can't fathom what "hottie" translates to......I did actually look for a "hottie" on the internet but it certainly wasn't coming up with anything crafty lol!
    Not OTT at all. Very classy and elegant and love the copper.
    Ang x

  21. Just beautiful John l love it who dosnt love ott
    Love June horrocks xxxx

  22. Because of the colours you have used I don't think the coursage is OTT at all. Love it! SueL x

  23. This is a fabulous card John, I love it!

    June x

  24. lol getting your monies worth again John. I really like this and it is not at all over the top unless you mean all the copper and gold (though it maybe looks brighter in real life than in the picture). I think it would be great for a golden wedding or even an all male wedding card, or a special birthday.

    Hugs Helen xx

  25. Hi John
    Lovely card and a great use for the waste.

  26. Morning John, what a crafty crafter you are, I wouldn't have thought of using the waste in this way, thank you for sharing your inspiration,mother card is lovely.
    Have a lovely day, take care, Jess Watson x

  27. Good Morning John Remember buying this die on your recommendation from the Art of Craft stand at the NEC Have used it as candy and waste to sponge through but not as background Need to rectify that. Love the card Have a good day

  28. Morning John what a fantastic card, and what a great way to use your waste. The bling just finishes it off.

  29. Morning John,
    A great card.

  30. Morning John, What a fabulous die, being able to use the positive and the negative, and this card is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  31. Hello John
    Yet another fantastic card and a very thrifty idea, how clever!
    I love the Becca set of dies and often use mine, your corsage is so beautiful.
    Have a super day.
    Margaret xxx

  32. Stunning card as ever John xx i love the die it's one I bought a couple of years ago not for card candy but to make backgrounds with to ink through the is a fab die with multiple uses xx

  33. Stunning card as ever John xx i love the die it's one I bought a couple of years ago not for card candy but to make backgrounds with to ink through the is a fab die with multiple uses xx

  34. Good afternoon John,
    I love this card John and who says it's OTT, i think that it's just right flower. I always forget to place my dies right so that i can use the waste but always love when you are a pretend Scot and use up everything so that nothing goes to waste, ;-D
    Thank you flower for another beautiful card and brightening up a dank and dire miserable day up here in Central Scotland
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil )

  35. Just a splendid card design today. Love it. Beautiful upcycle of a product that helped make candy. Your colors and elements work so well together. Good job!

  36. Hello John,
    To my knowledge I've never seen this Die before! What a clever use of it! Lovely card - lovely colour tones - lovely floral accent!
    Thank you,
    Love Myra x

  37. WOW! A lovely card I think I have this die or one exceptionally similar So will play with the waste now!

  38. Hi John,
    what a very brilliant and stunningly beautiful design.
    That colour card is so lovely and your flowers are super gorgeous.
    Fabulous and super stick pin also.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  39. John this is beautiful, i am another that has not seen this die.
    I have to get it as i never seem to have the right colour card candi so this would be brilliant and i love how you have used the remaining cut out as a background.

  40. Hi John this is a stunning card I love it. That die is amazing and the flowers are beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  41. Hi John beautiful card not too OTT for me! I've never seen this die before either

  42. Hello John,
    Love this inspired card, if that's OTT I'm Dutch!!!
    love Maureen xxx

  43. Gorgeous card John. Not seen this die before but the negative has made a lovely feature.

  44. Lovely card John and I don't think it is OTT. I have this die and gave used it for the candy and the waste I've used as a stencil. Must try for a background. Thank you for all your brilliant ideas. Take carexx