Card Sketch Layout 5 by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter

Card Layout 5

In today’s card making layout video, it starts in one direction and ends up going in the other.

Come see what I mean…

First up, here is the sketch and the card that was inspired by it. See how it changed?

Card Sketch Layout 5 by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter

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A Little More Action

Pictures a great, but moving pictures are better. Hit play and see how this card came together.

That’s about it for this one.

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16 thoughts on “Card Layout 5

  1. Gorgeous John. I must say that I love the way you used your layout the other way around.
    I was a “measure girl” but eyeball it now most of the time.

    I asked my questions in a previous post but I think you haven’t seen them. I’ll just ask them again (LOL).
    Do you think that I can use any brand bookbinders glue?
    I have some beautiful papers and had with the normal pvc glue easily bumps from the glue.
    I can’t find the brand you use in the Netherlands.

    Do you know what the difference is between the pvc glue and bookbinders glue?

    Can you also give me the name of the 3D glue gel you used in the hope I can find it in The Netherlands? I couldn’t reed it from the tube when you used it in the videos.
    I have a 3D glue that is odeurless but it’s very expencive and only available in a large tube. Because you do need much and I don’t use it a lot, I had that the glue was hardened and not to use anymore.

    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous layout and the video, stay safe and have a great day.


    • Hi Henriëtte,
      Apologies for missing the questions previously.
      I can’t really say that any book binding glue will work as I haven’t tried them all. A bookbinding glue is generally thicker, dries quickly and does not get absorbed by the paper – it’s more like a liquid double sided tape.
      PVA is generally much “wetter” and will warp card and paper. It can even make certain inks run.
      Whilst you can use PVA glue, I prefer this glue.
      The brand for both the bookbinding glue and the 3D glue gel is “Pinflair”. I don’t know if they sell in your region but they are a very popular brand in the UK. If you can’t find them, have you tried putting your glue gel into syringes?
      Hope this information helps.


      • Thank you so much for your answere John, you don’t have to apologies it happens.
        I did find the glue gel at a Dutch webshop, but it was not in stock, blame Covid. But the tube is as large as mine, couldn’t find a smaller one on the Pinflair website either, so I have to think if I want to buy new. I hardly use it nowerdays on the otherside this is just the second brand I know of that is odourless. Mine is called Olba.
        Yes I do use a syringe, also from Olba, l because that one has a very fine precision tip.
        Thank you also for explaining the differences between PVA glue and bookbinders glue. I have to keep that in mind the next time I need glue.
        Your information helps a lot, learning also a lot from your posts.
        Stay safe my friend and have a wonderful day.

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  2. Hi John,
    Apologies for gatecrashing here, but was unsure how to contact you regarding the current “Massive Crafts Bundle” sale on Creative Fabrica. I’m just wanting to know whether the files contained in this bundle are the same as the ones in your “Massive SVG Sale” of June 2020, which I purchased and love. I’m wishing to purchase the bundle from Creative Fabrica also.
    Thanks, John for all your hard work and your beautiful designs.

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      • Thanks for the quick reply John.
        Immediately after pressing send on my last message I scrolled up to the top and saw the ‘Contact Me’ option, I felt a right fool!
        I’m loving the new Cardmaking Layout series & I must thank you for your course “Brother Scan N Cut Online Training – Cut, Draw and Scan with Confidence” which I’m working through with my CM900. My knowledge, confidence and skills increase with each passing day.
        Keep safe, take care, Waseem x

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  3. What a beautiful card. Thank you John. I have to say that I am a measurer. Everything usually gets measured to within an inch of its life and guess what? I quite often get it wrong.

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  4. Hi John
    Another great card. I must admit before I looked at video wondered why card was upside down to layout template. Just goes to show how much extra you learn from listening to the video. I am on the side of going with the flow, I get in a mess if I try to be too rigid. X

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