Wednesday, 19 October 2011

More Upcycling!

 Good morning bloggers!  Like yesterdays post, I am still working through the C's in my old dictionary with this card too.  It was sitting on my craft table in handy reach so I decided to continue playing with it here.  I have used the stamps from the new Falling Leaves and Foliage sets and simply stamped them with a black archival ink pad on to my old dictionary pages.  For each of the small leaves, I cut them out with the medium size of the square eyelet dies.  I did a little bit of inking with Antique Linen distress ink.  I used the die as a stencil and made stitch marks around the inside of the squares on each of them.  I stamped the large tree as my focal point and did the "out of the box" technique, leaving the tree trunk to come out of the teardrop circle die.  This is the perfect technique to be used with images such as this one because the branches are far too intricate to cut out and layer on to your card.  By allowing that portion of your image to be on the die cut, you don't have to do any laborious cutting out.  You need only to cut out the tiny bit of the trunk portion of the tree.  I stamped my sentiment on to the decorative paper in the top corner, embossing it with clear powder. I also added a small border across the centre of the card which just called to me for some vintage ribbon and a zipper flower!  I finished the edges of the card with our new bronze coloured PVA glue from Cosmic Shimmer.  I really like the old time feel to this card with the upcycled dictionary pages, what do you think?  All for now, Sue x

46 comments:

Rufus said...

Love the vintage feel to this one. Like the cosmic shimmer pearls and that bow!
R/

Neha Jain said...

i loved the card...a lot

sply the bow...it adding charm to it

Maryann said...

Such a lovely card. I love the vintage look too, and the idea with the old dictionary is awesome. I really like these smallsquares with the stamped images in, it looks pretty cool and you can just change the stampimages to make a complete new card again.And love the ziprose and the bow on it too. Awesome work again.

Julia Watts said...

I love this card - saw you demo it last night. The dictionary pages really fit. I love the tree in the Falling Leaves set. Fab! Love, Julia xxxx

Jo said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love your layout and the bow is stunning. Jo x

Clai01 said...

Love the Autumn feel to this card , and the vintage look, especially like the small squares with the leaves inside, gorgeous card!

Marie-Louise said...

Great card - plus another of your marvelous bows.

Chloe's Nan said...

Very vintage feel to this one Sue. You really must consider a Spellbinders DVD or two or three....You could have a chapter for each set of dies. Great stuff xxx

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous card again Sue... love it.
Have sent you an email to Particraft re craft shops in Miami... if you can help please
Love Cynthia x

Sandra F said...

Great card Sue.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue

Love the look of this card-especially the tree stamp.

Eileen x

Christine B. said...

Greatcard Sue enjoyed watching you make it. Mind you I adore every card you make. Have a good day. Hugs x ChrisB

Sandra said...

Fantastic card Sue as always
Sandra x

lilygee said...

love the dictionary paper - adds so much to that vintage look. The tree stamp is lovely especially with the out-of-the-box technique. Thanks Sue - really enjoyed all your wonderful demosxx

Kate's Cards said...

Love this one and Andy has just commented on it on C&C!

missybossy65 said...

Sue, your craftiness knows no bounds! I am in awe of all the projects you create but this one is gorrrgeous! Ali x

Maggie Beee said...

What stunning cards you come up with Sue! I'm looking at all my dies and tools in a different way now! XX

marg said...

Well Sue! didn't that go quickly.....still, I saw lots of techniques from you. I love the colours of this card and the tree stamp.
Hope you are pleased with yourself that was a whirlwind of a POTD. Well Done !
Love Marg

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is gorgeous.

Barbara Phillips said...

Love that tree and had to get it, along with eveything else you use: zipper flowers, hat pins, ribbon roses,cosmic shimmer glue, pearls,seambinding, bakers twine stamps and of course spellbinders. The list goes on and on!!!!

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card. Just got home to watch the shows (are there any!!!, after reading these blogs doesnt sound like it. Glad i got mine last night......
Sue

Aileenw said...

Love this card, the colourway makes it really suitable for a male occasion. Which I find difficult getting inspired to make!! The idea of using the old dictionary is so clever xx

PaulineC said...

I absolutely love this one. What a clever way to use the gorgeous stamps.

Elfcrafts said...

Hi, gorgeous card, especially love the zipper flower xx

LellyJelly said...

Such a nice card, no frills and flounces. Gentle colours that hide loads of detail until you take a second look. Enjoyed watching you demo this one.x

Dawn Waldron said...

Hi Sue, I loved this demo and love your 'style' of crafting. Thank you for your inspiration x

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Pamela said...

Well hello Sue
I've only signed as a follower of your blog today after seeing you on C & C, you mentioned that you have a blog and WOW it's great. I was fortunate to be drawn from C & C 'Spotty Potty' for one of your cards and i'm so looking forward to receiving it. You have given me and many other crafters so much inspiration, a big Thank You.

Pamela said...

Your cards are stunning

Suzanne said...

STUNNING shows - all of them - I can`t believe how many you have been on - you must be whacked - I hope you get a chance to put your feet up and are pampered a bit - Loving the samples too
Suzanne x

KimberleyG said...

I can't imagine having to make so many samples and do so many shows. It almost sounds like a fulltime job.

Luanne said...

It's a very beautiful and elegant card. Love the stamps you used and the color is great! I can see your other projects from your blog side bar and all are fabulous.

Luanne
craftersreference.blogspot.com

Bernie said...

Love the vintage feel to this Brilliant card! I can't bring myself to damage a book no matter how old and uselss it may be.
Blessings Bernie

Anonymous said...

Love the vintage feel to this card, and the bow is Tres Chic.

Hugs Amanda x

bhavana said...

have just come across your blog, after you had mentioned it on Pick of the day.... you are truly inspirational!!! I have loved all the cards you have shown, but most of all the spellbinders tips and tricks!! A Big THANK YOU for all your hard work in bringing us such wonderful cards! Love Bhavana xx

violetclouds said...

Ace card! I cant really pick a highlight because all the little elements are great and work so well together. Though I do particularly like the way you have used the 'out of the box' technique on the tree, it fits it so well and it was really helpful to see this demo again on C&C

scrapper said...

Just my kind of card and I love stamping on printed paper. I am catching up on your blog after 2 weeks away so hope your folks are improving

julie said...

hi sue, you need to get a job with c&c so we can have you on the tv alot more, cos your cards are lovely and the techniques you bring us, you always do sell out shows, c&c needs someone like you,hugs julie x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A Gorgeous Card Sue! I do love the use of the old dictionary. :)

I saw the show when you made this demo and it was great to watch (as always). You do such a fantastic job with the products you bring to us and you truly are an inspiration. Thank you so much.

Happy Crafting!!! X X

Sue said...

Sue, I really like this card. Like the use of the old pages and ofcourse the tree coming out of the shape. Great

Sue C

Lindyloo said...

This card gives me the feeling of the tree being a story (as the pages depict), like a family tree or the tree of life. Much more that 'just' a card.
Especially nice because it would be suitable for men and women alike (maybe a little less bow for the men). Great x

miislucky said...

Totally love this card! Very pretty, Sue! Great job! Mimi

Carole said...

Stunning! I love this stamp and must try some of the zipper roses Carole x

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I have the eyelet squares but have been uninspired with what to do with them. Your card has given me some great ideas. Thanks as always for all the inspiration you share with us
Love and Light.
Suz x

Jenny said...

Hi Sue I also love this card. I think it's greattttttt. Lots of love Jenny

craftylisa said...

hi sue

this card has the autum look ,lovely



lisa x