Sunday, 25 March 2012

Kraft Lattice

Morning all!  I was trying to create a completely different look with my Lattice dies with this one.  I have used mostly black card and  kraft card, coupled with a few other natural elements.  I stamped my sentiment on kraft card and cut it with the lattice motif die and inked through the die with black soot distress ink to bring out both the lattice pattern and highlight the sentiment.  I cut another one from black card and cut it in half to mount to the outside edge as a shadow accent.  I used a patterned kraft card as a background and did a messy sewn edge on it, overlapping the lines a few times.  I cut a piece of hessian and removed some of the strands to loosen the weave and mounted it behind my focal element.  I had several grungeboard swirls in my craft stash.  I painted them with black Eco-Green brand paint and mounted them on the bottom of my card.  I added three flowers, one was made from cotton hemp ribbon which I fringed before rolling.  One was made from the new silky crush ribbon which I rolled and the last one was one of our zipper flowers.  I used some of the suede leaves with them.  The entire piece was matted on to black card which I added some black PVA glue dots around the edge as a frame and accent.  Hopefully this may appeal to those of you which like a little edgier style.  I liked the fact that the dies could work well in this style as well as others.

It's Sunday so you know what that means!  Sunday Comment Game Winners!  Today's winning names that were drawn were:

CraftygasheadZo!!!
Christine Hussey!!!
Jane Stillman!!!
Ladies, you must email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize!  Thanks to everyone for leaving such amazing comments, I really appreciate them!  All for now, Sue x
 All for now, Sue x

109 comments:

melanie said...

Great card aways love your designs .Melanie

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yet another great card giving ideas for expaning the use of our dies.
Love it!!
Have great day

Patricia xx

Julia Watts said...

Really like the less formal style of this card. Love, Julia xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Best part for me is the shadow cut die.Gives the card real depth.Inking the top die just adds more depth. Wonderful.I had a sewing machine like that. lol Yes like the look of the boarder very different. Roses with ribbon or felt are very addictive, look smashing in a cluster. Top of the class again. Well done.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

bhavana said...

Another great card!! Short comment today! Thanks for sharing!

Pauline99 said...

Love this card again not had the opportunity to use your lattice dies yet but should beable to have a play later.
I wish I could line up the folders like you do but to no avail, I got the mega set of spellbinders when you were last on and thought the m bossibilites might be better but still can't do it. Tried the seating it thing but no luck, you make it look easy.

I see pick of the day is up on Friday night, will that be with yourself? Any hints yet as to what to expect??????
I still want the Moroccan dies and the tuck and fold ones.
Here's hoping. Have a great Sunday

CraftyAnn said...

Love the rustic look of this card. Another great design.
Take care

Heather said...

Good morning Sue what can I say about this card that has not already been said? I love your lattice dies and can't wait for your next ones lol. I love this card and I must try some Kraft card because you have done so many different things with it and they all look fabulous.
hugs x

auscrafts said...

not sure of this one, I sort of like it but it doesn't hit me

Joesgrandma said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card again. Loved some of the cards on the Creative Expressions show on TV yesterday.Love the stamps too. Its officially British Summer Time! One hour extras daylight tonight!. Have a happy Sunday Sue XXX

Ruthie said...

not sure about this one Sue it reminds me of scarecrows but it would be OK for a guy.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love it, those flowers esepcially look fab.

Sandra F said...

Super card Sue.
xx

Ayelet said...

Beautiful! So rich. Love it :)

Lynnus said...

Hi Sue,
pick of the day?? Tell us more! lol
Like the design of this card but not sure on the colours but I suppose that is the whole point you can do it in any colour you want, x

iReneM said...

Sure is a different look to your usual, Sue.....but I like it :)
x

zerena said...

morning, like the hession idea i have loads of this in my stach. All the best Zerena x

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue, How do you keep coming up with all these new ideas, great card.

Love Rosemarie xx

Felicie said...

Beautiful card Sue.I love it.
Felicie

Jo said...

Wow, this is beautiful Sue, a gorgeous card.

Jo x

joy said...

Hi Sue
What a great card just love it .
joyce.e

YorkshireLass said...

This is definately my cup of tea - shows how versatile your dies are once again - I have found I use them more and more with different designs of cards, once I started to play - 3 birthday cards to do today and I'll bet they will be on there somewhere lol
Happy Sunny Summertime, Sue!
Sarah x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, love the 'rustic' feel to this card..there were superb Creative Expressions stamping shows on C&C yesterday and Sam's dress forms and lingerie stamps (which I already have and love) were a sell out..looking forward to her shows later this week too! Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love it, & I love your dies even more, thanks for showing us different ways in using the dies.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Karen said...

A very different look but I do like it. Love the texture of the hessian with the lattice, i think it goes really well

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Yet another great card. My sister has your lattice dies, can't wait to borrow them but can't get her to part with them yet.
Chris X

lainey said...

another fab cardSue, your dies are gorgeous!! lainey x

Maggie said...

Great Krafty card Sue !!

Maggie H

ValJ xxx said...

Hi Sue and everyone. You are so inventive using hessian and paint. I never think of these sort of things but thats why you're where you are and I'm reading it. Love the card yet again.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

An interesting card, a little different and I can't decide whether I like it or not! but thank you anyway

love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, You're right this card is definitely a little edgier. I love the use of natural elements like the hessian, which gives a country style look to the card. I also really light the messy stitching. Congratulations to the winners. With Love & Light Theresa. H

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Great card Sue, I love the lattice dies, I made a card with them for my mum yesterday.
Chris x

Maryann said...

Really great work again here Sue, even the papers are not exactly my choise thoug, but I still likem, how you used the dies and put it all together, that´s really awesome.
Congratulations to the winners here, enjoy your prizes girls and have lots of fun.

Debbie Tinks said...

Sue lovely card

Clare said...

gorgeous card Sue. The lattice dies look great in the kraft card.

Clare x

debs said...

Morning sue Yet again another beautiful card love the colours I'm saving my pennied so I can get you dies cos they make a card so beautiful you give us so mush inspiration hope you have a lovely day take care Debs xx

baconbits said...

Hi Sue 10 out of 10 go to the top of the class another amazing design.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

dutchess said...

Morning Sue yes that is more edgy and a real male type card....your dies are wonderful and I am loving them....take care Margaret

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - not sure on this one, but give me time! Love the shadow created by cutting the die - just wish my three brain cells could remember all of these tips when I'm sitting at my craft desk. My computer is not near there so have had to resort to printing them off and keeping a 'Sue's Inspirations' folder. Kathy x

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue i do like the card ,i have never used hession,need to give it a try, congrats to the winners . Thank You Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hola!!Sue. We are having a touch of Spanish weather here, makes us all feel good,come home and try it for yourself... Great idea for a card more like a crafty picture. you'd not be able to buy that in a greeting card shop!! Mabex

Clai01 said...

Really lovely rustic design!

Jan said...

Now this is different, could be a distressed type card me thinks.With a bit of a tweak and some distressing inks I could really enjoy making this one Sue. Lovely, thanks for the inspiration.x

Granny Ado said...

These lattice dies would be great for autumn and harvest, especially with the colours you are using. The way you have made this look like a woven basket...Easter Eggs Basket!

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, This is a very me card. I love it, especially the flowers. I make my own zip flowers from old zips. The colours go so well together. Hugs, Carol S.xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

This is another different card from you. As always, stunning!

love Jean x

nettie said...

great card sue
I have just got some of the tuck & fold dies they are lovely made my first card with them last night but could do with some hints & tips how to use them to there best, I sat and made a list of all my dies and filled an A4 sheet its amazing how quickly my stach is growing glad the other half is out when the post man comes lol have a great sunday xJeannette

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
This one does not sing to me i'm afraid. I do like the way you have shadowed the dies done this myself with smaller ones makes a big difference.
Have a great day
Lydia
X

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. Another demonstration of the versatility of your dies. Love the use of hessian, the stitching and the colourway. Anne x

Sue J said...

I have a pack of craft card I have never played with, but am definitely going to get it out and see what I can do now. :)

Vicki Sharkey said...

Love this card Sue, the earthy colours are fab. Great shows yeasterday, the stamps are amazing and so versatile, must add them to my birthday list.
Vicki :)

Dawn Louise said...

Mornin sue, I do like this card, creativity and style. X I'd like to get some kraft cardstock but don't know where can you help please x

Bean said...

hi Sue

LOve the Kraft

Beanx

Anthea said...

This card is growing in me the more I look at it. Great use of the dies, nearly brought some kraft card on friday at the show but my budget was running dry :( may be next time. xx

Uta said...

Your card is so pretty. I always love your zipper flowers.
Hugs, Uta

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Sue, is there any way we can have a brain transplant just for a few days so I can come up with ideas like yours lol hugs Joan xxx

ang said...

lovely card thanks for sharing angxx

Hellma said...

Another stunning card Sue, completly diffrerent but still a definate Sue Wilson card.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another great card. Your ideas are so varied. Thank you for sharing them with us. Hope you have a fab weekend.
We are having lovely weather in the UK, I'm sure its the same in the US.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I love the card and will try this one in different colours tones
Congrats to winners.
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Rita said...

Another great card Sue. I hope your inspirational mind does not run out of the beautiful ideas you have. Its such a pleasure for me just to look at the gorgeous cards you create. Hugs from a Sunny Scotland. Rita xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card as ever Sue. I like all the different elements you have used & I adore your lattice dies, Ann W

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, This rustic look really appeals to me, love the earthy tones and shows how versatile the dies are. Congratulations to the winners. The weather is gorgeous here, hope it is the same in US.
Hugs June x

May said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT! My favs black & Kraft Fabulous creation, and I bought these dies, love them, Hugs May x x x x x

Rosietoes said...

Another fab creation Sue. You are really humming with great ideas. TFS.
Love the kraft and black together.

Edna x

Christine Hussey said...

Good morning Sue, I'm a winner, it's a beautiful day, have a great craft tutor who shares all her knowledge and brilliant techniques what more could a girl want.
Thank you to everyone for their congratulations.
Another great card Sue and love the use of all the different materials, have the dies but no kraft card or hessian so will have to continue my list of "must have/now need" products lol! Hope the sun is shining on you too and hope you and your Mom have a lovely Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you back with us in the U.K.
Hugs Christine H xx

vanessa said...

Morning Sue, great card as always,vanessa xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the idea of cutting a die shape to use as a shadow. I'm not sure about the colours but that's just me I think. Like the edgier look though. Congratulations to all the winners - I'm still living in hope. Have a good day everyone.
Beverley W

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue,
Not your usual style Sue, but it is still great, I love the flowers.
Janet

Victoria said...

I love your Lattice dies Sue, and this card shows them off beautifully.

hazel said...

Morning Sue, lovely card i really like the flowers you have created especially the cotton hemp one. I must try this myself xx hazel

salem said...

love the colors

Sue Pass said...

I love this card - it looks really good with the hessian and the lattice die. Have a great Sunday!

Sue Pass

sue said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card these lattice dies are so versatile I really love them.
Weather here is beautiful hope you are enjoying good weather and your stay with your mum.
Lv Sue M xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Woo hoo thank you so much, am thrilled to be a winner! Another stunning card on display, and I love how you take the time to explain how you make this wonderful creations. Many thanks Zo xx

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I love what you have done with this card. I would not have thought to do messy stitching like that, it really works. I also love that the flowers are all made from different things.
Ria

Sandra said...

Lots of different techniques on this card, looks like you had a go at just about everything, great male card.
Are we going to see you this week???
I have everything crossed!!!
Huge cross-atlantic hugs,
Sandra x

mags said...

Another super card providing lots of inspiration. The flowers are fab.
Mags
x

Claveh said...

An absolutely beautiful card, Sue, I love the roses!
Thank you.

Jane said...

Can't really make my mind up with this one Sue, not really singing to me not sure why.

Jane xx

lilygee said...

This organic look is really appealing - it has a charm all of its own - nice to see this style Sue and hope to see more like it - it's the kind of card that you would want to keep forever - I suppose it's because there are so many tactile elements to it - sewing on cards really interests me too! Hope everyone is having a nice sunny weekend!
love lilygeexxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Sue

Sue yorkshire
xxx

Helen O said...

I like this because its a bit different, Its a female card but not girly, I personally love pink and pretty girly things, but not all females do, so this one is perfect to fit that niche. Thank you Helen O xxx

rachel said...

goergeous card - those flowers are truely amazing xx

CraftyJo said...

Another lovely card Sue, that hessian looks great with the scruffy stitching :)

Su said...

This has a real 'country' feel to it - or is that just my warped mind? Love the colours you've used and again would be a good basis (minus the flowers/ribbon) for a male card. What will you bring us next I wonder!

Soop X

scrapper said...

A nicely different card and very good. Like stitching but don't do it enough

Marie said...

Black and craft are such a good combination. Another impressive card! Hugs, Marie

Lucy said...

The hessian and the bling together make this a really interesting card. You can never go wrong with kraft and black, as far as I'm concerned. Nice!

kathywoo said...

Hi Sue, I like this, it really extends the die! wish I had your stash of background papers! x Kathywoo

Christine said...

An interesting and surprising use of the lattice dies. Again, only Sue would think of using them in this way! I don't think this card would be appreciated by everyone, but I can think of several people who would absolutely love to receive it!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

sheila said...

like shabbychic with elegance, making plain brown card into a lovely creation

sheila stokes said...

A beautiful card as allway. heila. x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Love this rustic look - and aren't the lattice dies just perfect for it. I chuckled when I saw the messy stitching as I guessed you did it on your Mum's machine and as you've said in the past that you don't get the arty crafty thing from her I was thinking that if she'd seen the wonky stitching she was probably less than impressed! Sue x

lilysmum said...

good evening sue,hoping all is good with you this fine week-end.
I relly like the way you have used different textures with-in this card,especially combined with your beautiful lattice dies it makes me think of outdoors!
Ally Pally is fast approaching, are you there again this year? I do hope so. best wishes. x

lilysmum said...

good evening sue,hoping all is good with you this fine week-end.
I relly like the way you have used different textures with-in this card,especially combined with your beautiful lattice dies it makes me think of outdoors!
Ally Pally is fast approaching, are you there again this year? I do hope so. best wishes. x

crafty lady said...

Hi Sue, lovely card hugs Fiona P xxxxx

jan said...

hi sue, like the design of this card with the lattice dies, and the flowers, the rustic look isn't for me though,but that's a personal preferance.
love jan x

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
I love the layout with the focal die and using pieces of the border to shadow behind it, it's very smart especially in the black and kraft. I am not a fan of the bright stitching or the messy hessian but that's just my personal taste.
Looking forward to seeing you for the Pick of the Week shows, I hope you will be well rested after your flight before then. Take care of yourself.
Regards Linda

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, this card is certainly different from your usual style - it looks good but doesn't really "sing" to me. Your imagination knows no bounds - wish I had just a fraction of it. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Carolyn B said...

Another lovely card Sue. I love kraft card but have mostly used it as the base card, so will have to start die cutiing it now!

Carol

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue you are a great insperation to us.Thanks for your help.Maria

Vie Carter said...

Lovely colours - card not really my style - not into this look but can appreciate the work gone into it

love the dies

Vie
x

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. Love the kraft card on this and the black shadow effect with the dies looks great. I am not a sewer however so thats one thing I wont be copying! Karen x

CathyinMN said...

Thanks for showing a card made with kraft cardstock. It looks great!

craftylisa said...

hi sue
i love the lovely warm colours youve used in this card

craftylisa said...

hi sue
i love the lovely warm colours youve used in this card

Marj said...

Hi Sue,
I am so pleased i have eventually found your blog. I love the card!. It has some lovely textures on it. Your cards are so very inspirational, with the variety of the dies.
Keep up the great work.

joolsedesigns said...

WOW thats all I can say about this card everything about it is just Wow joolse xx