Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background Card

Whilst the 12 days of Christmas continue I thought that I might be able to squeeze in a quickie before the year is out.

There’s a video too!

It genuinely has been a pleasure hearing from you over the last year. 

Once again it has been a rocky year. Not as rocky as previous years, I am pleased to say so to see your comments, whether questions or compliments, has genuinely kept me motivated and moving forward.

Really wish I could make you one of these cards each, however, I would be here for the rest of my life and the blog would get a little repetitive.

I have however done the time honoured blog tradition of stuffing a list of what I’ve used together with a video at the end of my emotional waffle.

Well, why change something that’s not broken … queue comments about Brexit – GAH! I promised myself I wouldn’t bring that into this blog. Oh well, damage done – let’s make something pretty before we think about it too hard.

Stuff Used

  • Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background Cling Stamp
  • Wow! Embossing Powder,
  • A6 Blank Greetings Card,
  • A6 Sheet of White Card,
  • A6 Sheet of Black Card,
  • A6 Sheet of Coloured Card,
  • Aladine IZINK Rose Dye Ink Pad,
  • Anti Static Bag,
  • Heat Tool,
  • Ink Blending Brush,
  • Heat Embossing Ink Pad,
  • Versafine Inkpad,
  • Crafts Too Stamp Positioning Platform,
  • Probably some other stuff too but I have forgotten.

Not much there is there, lol?!

Anyhoo, I am sure that I will give you more info in the video instead of waffling, right?

Click play to find out …

Right, any thanks for stopping by and I hoped that you enjoyed the video.

Will see you later with another 12 Days Of Christmas post.

Whatever your plans are for the next couple of evenings, enjoy!

Bye for now and bye 2018!

J :)

17 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background Card

  1. Hi John
    Many thanks for all your post and tutorials through out the year always a delight to read.
    All the best for 2019 and for your new endeavours and adventures you have planed.
    Naomi x

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  2. Hiya John
    Thank you for your warm wishes and I’m sending them straight back to you. I’ve followed your blog since the scan n cut was launched around 5yrs ago. I find it very informative you’ve been a great help over the years. I’ve bought your online tutorial which I love to dip in and out of if I get stuck with anything and I’m a member of your digital craftorium LOVE the weekly files. I met you earlier in December when I attended your workshop. Its nice to see you looking so well and I hope you had a lovely Christmas and hope 2019 is a really good year for you with all the new things your doing
    carry on crafting see you next year

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  3. Hi John, I had the privilege to meet you at the Create and Craft event with Maisie and have followed your blog ever since. You are a great inspiration to me and I signed up to your scan and cut classes too. Best wishes for 2019 and as many others have said, please keep up the crafty work.

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  4. Another great card John, I love how you made this one. I own the gorgeous background stamp and I use it with a stamp tool so I can stamp it several times when the first didn’t get well on the paper. But I never made a card like this, a hole in the middle is a great idea and the black cardstock in between gives it an interesting touch.
    Thank you for all your gorgous projects, a lot of inspirarion and lovely chats in great posts you gave us the past year. I hope 2019 brings you a lot of great things, good health and many stunning craft moments.

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  5. Hi John
    Thank you for all your blogs, tutorials and digital collections over the past year. I always look forward to seeing your new creations and am inspired by them. I also have difficult times and new year is not a favourite time for me but with plenty more inspiration from you to look forward to I’ll get through it. 🙂

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  6. Hi John another great card and a cracking video. Love the colour and effect.
    Like you my year has been a bit tough at times and I’m pleased to say your
    posts have given me a lot of joy as well as motivation.
    I’m happy to leave this year behind and I’m looking forward to being more productive
    in the coming year…..with your help and enthusiasm.
    Wishing you all the very best for 2019. Looking forward to catching up in the new year.
    Karen xx

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  7. Hi John. Love the card, as Jackie says simple but effective. I sometimes forget how beautiful the simpler ones can be and end up over-complicating things. I recently took the plunge and invested in a scan n cut machine and signed up to your tutorial to guide me through it. Excellent tutorial John, you are a great teacher. Thanks for your blog – always enjoy reading them, they always make me giggle lol. Lots of love and best wishes for 2019. xx

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  8. Hi John, I’m still not into stamping but enjoy your ‘ramblings’! & appreciate the designs you do. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Look forward to a crafty 2019.
    Carole x

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