Wednesday, 9 January 2013

You Make Me Smile

Hi bloggers!  From soft pastel yesterday to wild foil today!  Gotta keep you on your toes, don't I? LOL  I struggled taking the picture of this one a bit as the foil was very reflective.  When you scroll to the next picture, it's a bit better as I turned the light off so you can really see the pattern in the Red Tiger foil that I used.  I started with a piece of card and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I cut an aperture out of the centre using the resplendent Rectangles.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered it with foil, making sure to press it into the adhesive sheet.  Once covered, I used a brush to take away the excess bits (save those for another use).  Next I cut a large rectangle frame from the set in black and glued it around the aperture.  I put foam mounting pieces on the back of my foiled pieces and set aside.  Next I used a piece of the soft gold card and simply embossed the rectangle shape into it.  I stamped the swirly frame from the Grand Sentiment set and embossed it with gold powder.  I stamped the sentiment in the frame and embossed it also.  I glued this piece in the centre of my embossed gold card so it lined up with the die embossing.  Next I placed the foiled piece over the embossed gold card, lining it up also.  I made a flower out of black card.  I followed the rose directions on the Creative Expressions website for this.  Once the flower was completely dry, I put it on the end of a pokey tool and dipped it into clear melted ultra thick embossing powder to create a faux porcelain flower for my card.  I tied a messy bow from black seam binding and put the rose in the middle.  I added the rose to the lower left hand corner of my card and pierced the edges to finish it off.  It's a bold one, I know, but I'll stand by it.  I think the foil is a very interesting look!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x





145 comments:

Pam said...

Morning Sue, love this card. It is bold but elegant too. The font on the sentiment is beautiful and that "porcelain" flower is to die for.

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I always enjoy seeing your creations, another interesting card...

Celina Dee said...

I see you still love those resplendent dies and so do I!!!

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning sue another great card. I love the gold leaf that you have used. I love to use gold leaf as it makes your cards look so expensive. I really enjoyed the show that you did. I would love to mske this card if thats ok with you.
Tace Care Sue

Debs Artliff

Karen R said...

I am starting to love the foiled look, it used to seem a bit bold but I do like it now, and the black is a good contrast.

auscrafts said...

simply stunning card

Annie said...

Morning Sue Hope your journey was smooth. Oooh, so many things for mr to try out! The card is magnificent! I haven't tried the foil look yet, I'll have to give it a go
Happy day!

HiggiSue said...

Great card very striking. I like it
Love the flower!!

SUzanne Thomas said...

Bore Da Sue,Another beautiful card. Where do you get these ideas from. All the best and enjoy with you're daughter

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT. You have just given me an idea on a different way to use my gilding flakes. The little flower is sensational the way you have embossed it. Thank you sooo much for sharing this wonderful card Sue. Have a great day.

Michelle E xx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
What a magnificent card - wow that foiling always makes a statement and is so impressive - and the dipped flower makes it a very opulant card. This foiling technique is on my todo list now that i have a bit more time.
Hope you have a safe journey home.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

CraftyAnn said...

Another stunning card. I have used gilding flakes on my cut out shapes but never on the background. Certainly give this one a go. Take care and have fun.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a real Sue card and it's great.
Must try gilding flakes sometime and the flower technique too.

'P' in Wales

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, what a striking card, love the foil effect and the flower . Lol and hugs Lynne M x x x

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue love the card. The gilding flake effect is great will try this. Sally

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, great card, love it, colours are stunning. Love making porcelain flowers the effect is great. Bx

fame01 said...

A very striking card i think love the rose .. hugs sarah .xx

cebelica said...

Very beautiful card. I like the embossing. Hugs! xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Hope your flight was okay.
Beautiful card love the rose and the gilding flakes background.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A very striking card. I really like it. The foiling is very effective when used as the backing rather than on a topper etc. Take care.

nancyd said...

Morning sue, Avery elegant card today love the foiling
And the black. Hope your home safe and well.
Nancyd xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, hope you have had a good flight. Love this card, so rich and vibrant.

Love Jean x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the foiling on this card, I don't have the foils so they might have to be added to my wish list also love the flower never tried this so will have to give it ago.
Have a great time in America looking foward to your shows
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Stunning card once again, I love those dies and also use them a lot.
Must give the dipping the flowers a go, like the idea of that. Something I have not done with my flowers.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Joesgrandma said...

Never did foiling Sue. This looks really effective. Colours in the flakes are gorgeous. A very striking card Sue!

Heather said...

Gosh Sue! You have excelled today! How elegant is that? I love the background really luxurious and the sentiment style makes it a truly elegant card.

Thank you also for putting the sizes of your cards up for us it helps us to get thing in perspective so thanks for that :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

foxyg said...

Stunning card Sue. The foiling looks fantastic.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is gorgeous, I love the foiling, I love the rectangle over the top and the embossed rectangle, and the gold embossing on black card is glorious, the flower is absolutely stunning. I love this bold card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, I love this card. I saw it on Sunday, if I'm right it was the show with Dawn! I have these flakes but not used them yet! I think it's time I experimented! Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I have a male bday card to do soon ad dI think this, minus the bow and flower will hit the mark - love the guilding and those fancy rectangles. Safe journey
Rgs
Clare W

Victoria said...

So different today Sue, but very striking. Love it. It looks very expensive.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Wow what a stunning card so vibrant and yes you do keep us on our toes (that's what I love). I love the porcelain flower I have a meltpot and love experimenting with it using different powders. I must get some of that red tiger foil it is so nice. Hope your journey went smoothly with no delays have a great time.
Hugs x
Heather T

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

The colours in the gilded background are so opulent, and the porcelain look rose is the perfect finishing touch.

Donna Jones

Eemeli said...

Oh wow! This card sure woke me up :) Great strong color choices and that foil gives such a fantastic touch on this. Love all the dies with their details.

Hugs, Eemeli

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a very dull and dank morning here in Burgundy.
As much as I love yesterday's card I am afraid today's is definitely not for me. I like the make up of the card but not the colours - it's certainly a good thing that we are not all alike!.
Hope you have arrived safe and sound and are now with your Daughter and having a really good time.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Is this you coming out of your comfort zone! Very different and I am afraid that I am not too keen on it! Sorry, I have watched the foil technique with Julia etc. and it is just not my liking. Hope you have a great time in the States and keep safe Love Michelle xxx

kimberley said...

Sue, stunning and dramatic card.Love the foiling with the black card -makes everything stand out yet all blend together if that makes any sense,take care,x.

Gail said...

Morning, a very striking card! Love the flower, will have to give it s try sometime.
Gail C x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Very striking card. Love the use of the foil.

Val in Spain xxx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another FAB-U-LOUS card, love the tiger foil colours, a really elegant card, me too, love that font. A really lovely card. Hope you are relaxing before CHA on the weekend.
Have a great time.
Michelle(happy2craft)

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card, love everything about. X

lainey said...

very elegent card Sue!! lainey x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

wow wat a wonderful card will have to keep a look out 4 that foil x

Maryann said...

This is soo gorgeous Sue. I love this one, just stunning work.

Lacelady said...

I don't have the gold leaf, but I do have glitter flakes, so I think I could try this using those. Thanks for the idea, it's a stunner!

Lucy Bush said...

I love this card,the colours are bold,the dies I reach for over & over again ,best wishes Lucy

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, love the card. Ive used gold leaf on some cards at Christmas and loved the effect you get. Have a good holiday. hugs xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
WOW!!!I love this card.Very different but so very elegant.

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

A very dramatic and beautiful card today. Colours are rich and I love the black flower...

June x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Hope you are enjoying your visit home!
Love the Rose I really must try this its beautiful
Always love the Rectangles
lovely card Sue!
LoveMarg

Jenny wren said...

Good morning Sue, Another wonderful card must have a go with the gold leaf you certainly enjoyed making this one it shows. Love the "porcelain" flower can't wait to see what you do next. Take care have a lovely time.
jennywren

Ann said...



Hi Sue


Very bold colours today I really like this one. I have lots of gold leaf must use some to make lovely background like yours.
I love the "porcelain" flowers and the rectangle dies.
Enjoy your trip.
Hugs Annx without an "e"

gwen70 said...

stunning look with the foil will give it a try

dutchess said...

morning Sue...hope you journey was uneventful......and now safe and sound in the USA.....
love doing foiling did a bit for Christmas and surprised myself it worked....I love the flower but mine just ended up a sticky hunky mess but will have another go as yours looks so stunning.....hugs Margaret xxxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty. That background looks gorgeous. Your flowers are always super.
Audrey x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card sue

Anonymous said...

This card looks like it should be hung on the wall - it is beautiful. Love all the flowers you make and this one looks great. Have a good trip YvonneMayxx

maxine h said...

Morning Sue, I do like to use the foils and gold leaf but there is a little too much on this one for me though. It has given me an idea what to use it on though, I'm going to foil one of my rectangles then mount the black card on top so it just gives a fancy foiled frame, I hope it looks as good done as I'm imagining it in my head lol.
Big hugs, have a great time at CHA,
Max xx

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue. Hope you had a good flight. Have a great time at the CHA and with your daughter and your Mum xx

nannapat said...

Bold and beautiful - it's a really elegant design Sue. Pat x

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card. the foil looks very elegant, together with the black flower.

Love Rosemariexx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Very striking card, love the colour of the foiling. X

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the foil background.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

Striking card, love the flower

Mol x

Maggie said...

This is a card that makes an impact! I love the boldness of it and think that without the bow and the flower it would make a great man's card for those who are a bit daring. Lovely. xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous, elegant, decadent card. I love it.
Erica x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, love gilding foil, love the rich colours. Emma

JackieD said...

Hi Sue,

Trust you had an uneventful journey and are happily at home in your own "other" bed!! My best wishes to your mum and Heather. Almost regal I think I would describe today's card, very striking and full of techniques to keep us busy whilst you are away.
love from Jackie D

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card, very oppulent, the Red Tiger foil makes an amazing background, will have to try that and the flower is to die for.
Hope you had an uneventful journey and that you are relaxing a bit before your hectic weekend at CHA.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Susan White said...

What an interesting background with the tiger foiling. Could easily be adapted to another great man's card.

Thanks, Susan

Kate's Cards said...

That background is fab and the black contrasts really well. Like!

Rose in Chester said...

WOW when I glimpsed it on telly and WOW again when I see it close-up.
Hope you're enjoying yourself, Sue.

Elizabeth Shakespeare said...

Hi Sue
WOW I love this one it's the bold and beautifulness of it and a must to copy lol!
I used to work with a lady who's writing was like your font I used to say to her she could make her fortune with writing like that lol!
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat )xox

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wow what a fantastic card these dies are great especially when used with your waxed paper.
Hope you had a good flight. Take care
Margaret

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card love the foil effect.
Love Marion x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, nice card foiling is not my thing but using it certainly makes an impact.
Have a great time in USA, take care, Jess x

Marianna Hammer said...

What an absolutely beautiful card !!!

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Wow!! I love the patterns in the foiling, stunning! Gorgeous card as so very different from yesterday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Alice G said...

Hi Sue,

A very striking masterpieces of creative ideas!

Alice xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What an eye-catching card, this one would really stand out in a crowd, love the dies and they look stunning in these colours. Must have a try at porcelain flowers yours look so elegant.
Hope all is well with you, Love Brenda Lel

hazel said...

Morning Sue stunning card and beautiful background. xx hazel

Sue C said...

Another lovely card, the background is fabulous xx

howdy said...

morning sue.
thanks for the lovely weekend of tips. Sat and made boxes for my cards while you were on. Love this card. Would look just as nice with gilding flakes. Think I may have a go today!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a truly lovely card for today !! I love how you have used the foil. I have never used gold leaf or anything like it before. I will definately have to give it a try, it looks stunning !! The rectangle dies look great to. I think this would look great for a man's card to minus the flower and bow. You could always add some gems instead. Happy crafting to all love Tres x x x

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I really like this card its very bold and dramatic!! When I first looked at it tho I actually thought the background was done with alcohol inks!! Lol I'm definitely going to try the porceline rose again my first attempts were not very successful!! Hope you had a good trip love lesley xx

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the foil affect and the dies used have these ordered ,can't wait for them to be delivered.Laura O

CraftyJo said...

Loving that foil, the sentiment and the fancy rectangles....(whispering...not keen on the bow) ;)

Jackie Calvert said...

I like this, it's different. I really like the black ribbon and flower.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you had a good journey.
Wow! This is certainly a very stylish card! I love it, although I must admit that at first I thought it might be a bit TOO stylish for timid me - but now I'm thinking I should follow you and be a bit braver this year! We shall see!
Sue xx

Julie Bee said...

hi sue

i received the orphan cards this morning, even more beutiful than on the telly, i am going to try and do something along the same lines, they knock my cards into a cocked hat.

it is interesting that they are not as big as they look on the telly, so i am going to try some of the bows and flowers.

hope you had a good journey over to usa and all is well there, ejoy your time at CHA and have a rest if its possible.

thanks again

julie bee

Julie Bee said...

hi again

if forgot to say that i tried to make the blossoms five flowers can do the bud but got in a bit of a mess doing the full flower, any ideas from anyone

thanks

julie bee

Anonymous said...

I like this one Sue as you say brighter than you would normally show us. Enjoy your visit with your daughter and another with your mum. looking forward to seeing all the new goodies at CHA!
Val C xx

lion_tamer said...

Great card really must put my gold and silver foil mixes to good use. Great inspiration x

Vie Carter said...

Great card - it just shows how versatile stamps and dies can be from yesterdays card to today's

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card. The more you look at it, the more you like it.I think I'd like to try it with a softer colour foiling, but there again it might not be as striking. I am not a " stamper ", but I think after this weekend on C&C, you've given me ideas. Thanks for all the wonderfull cards, and such a great blog. I view it every day to see what new things you come up with. Looking forward to the next time you are on the tele, and hope you enjoy yourself at home.
Jill Turton, in France.

karenlotty said...

This is my kind of card Love the drama of it Those resplendent rectangles are bril Is it leaf or mica flakes What ever it is I NEED it

Anonymous said...

Love the foil Sue. It is so different. With love & light Theresa. H

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful nd elegant

Marlene said...

Wow what a bold card love it must try the rose.

MRS DUCK said...

This is my kind of card. Another stunner.

Desiree P said...

Really eye-catching Sue. Have a great time at CHA. Am already putting together a wish list of the new Spellbinders and can't wait to see what you do with them. Don't think I'll be solvent for a while, as also have an 18th, 21st and 1st communion before June!

CathyinMN said...

I really like this card! Love the foil and all of the other details you put into it.

Carol Clarke said...

Afternoon Sue
late today, busy buying ribbons and embelliments, and also booking summer holifay.
your card is again beautiful and a lovely way to use the Foil, I have used it around the frame but not as a backing, one I must try.
Enjoy your stay with family and come back soon.
Hugs carol xx

Claveh said...

Beautiful, and such a lovely sentiment font, I love it! xxx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue, This card is truely beatiful and a one I must have a go at!!! Thanks for the inspiriation its very helpful.
Carol xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
my favorite die at the moment, (and exquisite circles). till i get my hands on the new dies lol I am so fickle lol. Everyone of your cards i want to try lately. This one too. You always give us something new to try. This card looks so rich. Gold is a very nice touch.
Hope your having a great time.
born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Karen Lewis said...

Stunningly beautiful card.

magpie said...

Oh wow......!!!! Stunning Sue! x classy, elegant & rich. Great technique for the "porcelain" flower. I have some gold, copper & multi coloured silver gilded flakes so they should look nice too.....mmmm! Hope you're having a great time xx Love Karen xx

cheekypaws said...
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3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love this card. The foil works very well.The colours look good together.Enjoy your trip home. Take care. Hugs, 3362 Jan.x

cheekypaws said...

Hi Sue
Love the card. The background is stunning. I will have to try that.
Thanks
Love Elaine

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, another great card! Thank you for the tutorials - much appreciated.

Hugs, Belinda x

Ladock girl said...

Great card Sue, love the foil effect. Linda xxx

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The foil effect is really effective.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

madebylilly said...

Wow! How striking, yet magnificently elegant is that! Another 2 things to add to my techniques to try list: the foiling and the flower. And another set of dies to add to my "must buy" list - resplendent rectangles!!
Thanks for all the inspirtion you share with us every single day.
Lilly xx

Carole Z said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue! I had a melting pot for Christmas and it is amazing, but as yet not had time to make flowers to dip..on my to do list for this week! Carole Z X

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, another creative card and love it. Must get my dies out again and start some cards. Enjoy your time with the family.

Love June
xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, very dramatic.
Margaret L

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Love the Gold leaf, it makes the card stand out and makes it very rich and Elegant. Beautiful design as always xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the use of the foil, I suppose you could use Gilding Flakes with the same effect.
God Bless
JanNxx

salem said...

love dies and color

Julie Mac said...

Hi Sue, The gilding flakes on this are stunning! Great card and the black is fab with the flakes.
Julie x

tracy w said...

Hello Sue love the card the colours look ok to me I always enjoy seeing what you do for us crafters Thank you Tracy w x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. Hope you had a good journey

Anonymous said...

Wow - love the foiling - brilliant in both senses.
Beverley W

Joanloum said...

Hi Sue I just love this card.The colours are beautiful.Enjoy your holiday. xx

Meg said...

Very bold idea today Sue. Not to my liking but sure it could be adapted to suit.

Margaret O
xxx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card today. Another must to try is the Rose technique and my next purchase has got to be some guilding flakes x

Linda Simpson said...

Love the foiling it works so well with the black. The flower looks fabulous!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Absolutely stunning card.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Wow Sue Another stunning card xXx

Anonymous said...

Love this, love the flower, I would find it hard to choose a favourite from your masterpieces Sue. Mabex

Izzwizz said...

Hi Sue, love this card! The resplendent rectangles is one of my favourite die sets at the moment, it's so pretty. Had a go with flitter flu and never thought of using the foil with self-adhesive sheets, so thanks for the inspiration. I must buy some and give this a go! Love maddy x

Crafty Nanna said...

beautiful card, love the effect the gilding gives

Janice K said...

A stunning card, the foil background is particularly effective. x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
It may be bold but it is stunningly beautiful, I love it :D

Anonymous said...

I'm loving this one today. I tried the foiling technic after watching one of your shows last year and the results are simply gorgeous.
JazzaC x

Liz said...

Absolutely fabulous!! love the colours in the foil

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue I like very much the foil looks great so different sorted all my dies out 2day look very tidy now and easier 2 c what I have and DONT have lol
hugs chris x

melody said...

Hi Sue, think the card is lovely an the foil is great. Hugs Melody xXx

Jan.moogie said...

Love the gold leaf Sue another lovely cardx

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

I love the effect you have achieved with the embossed layers - I really must treat myself to this die - along with about 100 others.

Congratulations on a beautiful vard yet again Sue.

Jane said...

Love this one Sue had a go at these flowers there amazing they really do look like porcelain love love love them.

Jane xx

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card .
I have some gold flakes that I am going to try it with
Wish Me Luck
Hugs
Sue XXX

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