Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Silver Congratulations


 Hello bloggers!  A silver and white over sized card today.  I started with a piece of kraft card and coated it with the new brushed pewter distress stain fro Tim Holtz.  I love this stuff, you can do so much with it.  I wanted a silver background, but did not have any silver card so I did the next best thing and made my own.  The kraft card gives it a unique brushed metal look to it too.  Next I cut four of the Botanical Swirls and accents corner in white card.  I glued them to the silver background to create a long thin shaped card.  I stamped my sentiment on white card and embossed it with silver powder.  I cut this into a long strip of card, matted it with a strip of silver left from my background and cut forks into the ends.  Next I made a large flower using Blossoms Five.  You can check out the tutorial on this at the top of my home page.  I made two white flowers following the tutorial on the Creative expressions website (I can't figure out how to put this tutorial on my site as of yet!)  On the white flowers, I used some Cosmic Shimmer clear drying glue and sprinkled the Rock candy dry glitter all over them.  I added a few sprigs from the Foliage set and pierced around the edges to finish it off.  I think this would make a lovely wedding or anniversary card.  Where are those sentiments when I need them!  Finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x     9 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x



174 comments:

Pam said...

This is an amazingly beautiful card Sue, I am speechless. I love it.

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This is an amazing card, I love the silver classic look. Fantastic job

Karen R said...

What a fantastic card, just stunning xx

Felicie said...

This card is so beautiful.I love the Silver look and the roses.
Greetings
Felicie

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a beautiful card. A real stunner. I love the colour combination and the dies. A real winner.
Love Jan x x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what can i say about this card. Its stunning, elegant, and beautifull and i love every thing about it. Just like to say Sue you have given me so much inspiration in the last 12 month and I thank you. Take Care Sue xxx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

A truly stately mono card, Sue, and perfect for the occasion (if you find your stamps!). Otherwise, a lovely card to send with any sentiment.

'P' in Wales

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card, muted silver colour is beautiful. Very suitable for wedding/anniversary cards.

Donna Jones

Eemeli said...

Fabulous card. I immediately thought how well this would go for an elderly person almost for any occasion. The roses are stunning.

Hugs, Eemeli

Gail said...

Morning Sue
Love it, love it, love it! A real statement card, for any occasion .
Keep up the good work.
Gail C x

Lis Kervill said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Beautiful! Elegant!
Lovely to see a classic Sue Wilson back - inside my box.
Please, do not stray too far from what for me is Sue Wilson.
I just hope that you will take this posting in the positive spirit it was meant.
Have a lovely day and come back to our screen very soon, please.
Hugs,
Lis x

auscrafts said...

lovely crd for any occasion

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Simply stunning very elegant and classy - a statement piece for every occasion.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful, elegant card. So suitable for a Silver wedding. I love the roses, so easy, even I can make them. Hope you found your sentiments Sue! take care.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue what can i say its stunning love the silver and white theme thanks tracy w xx

Bosquie said...

Oh wow. What beauty! Stunning. My sort of card XX

Linda said...

What a beautiful card
hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - nice one - love those botanical dies - so effective.
Rgs
Clare W

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful, and elegant, love silver and white. Bx

Annie said...

Stunning, Sue, absolutely stunning. Hugs Annie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful design - could be used with so many colours but I have to admit in silver it looks stunning.
Beverley W

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, WOW, stunning card, loving the botanical swirls die-cuts, I need these, I have the large die, but not these smaller ones, also loving the flowers. I agree this would make a truly elegant Wedding card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful. Lol Lynne M & fur babies x x x x

Liz said...

Morning Sue - absolutely stunning card love it

Cee Bee said...

OMG Sue, what a FABULOUS card. Words cannot express how fab it is. Also so easy to adapt to other colours.
You really are an inspiration, I cannot think of anyone who has changed the way I craft as much as you have.

I have said it before - long may you reign as Queen of Crafting

Hugs n stuff

Carol B

foxyg said...

A loveley mono card Sue. Love it.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour combo and that die has moved up my wish list it is so versatile.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Love the way you've used the botanical die as the background I must get some of that brushed pewter stain its so nice
Hugs x
Heather T

fame01 said...

Hi sue
wow a very classy card i love it must get the dies and that pewter stain ..
hugs sarah .xx

Anonymous said...

Classy and elegant! Love it!
Best wishes, Cynthia xx

Rose in Chester said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I love the botanical die, have got it but haven't used it as a background as yet. But seeing your cards, will certainly do so in future. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

kimberley said...

Very classy-have these dies and must make more use of them.would make a lovely anniversary card,take care,x.

maxine h said...

Hi Sue your inspiration is truly rubbing off on me lol, I did a card similar to this last week but using only 2 of the botanical swirl corners on a square card, I cut 2 layered squares from the marvelous squares set and stamped the top one with Happy Birthday, and added a couple of tiny roses (it was a smaller card). My friend saw it and has asked me to make her wedding invites using the same design :-)) trouble is she needs 125 so I think I'd better invest in another couple of sets of dies lol. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us every day.
Love the pewter stain MUST get some.
Big hugs
Maxine xx

Corinne said...

Hi Sue fab card as ever !!would make a lovely silver wedding card not very good at making flowers though hugs Corinne

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning absolutely stunning card Sue x

HiggiSue said...

Wow Sue. Love this. Don't have the corners but have the botanical swirl large die. I could do this in gold as as golden wedding card coming up. Love the flowers!

Victoria said...

My favourite flowers - love them. I've made quite a few recently after studying your tutorial. Love the corner dies too. Brilliant card Sue. Thank you. xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I do like the bot.die - I have the full one but not the swirls (they are on my list) and have cut pieces out of the full die to use. I find I can make some really interesting shapes by doing this. I do like the format of today's card and yes wouldn't be beautiful to give as a Wedding/really special day card.
Janet x

Heather said...

I thought this card was beautiful when you showed it on TV and it is lovely very sophisticated and classy! A lovely start to Tuesday!
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Lin W said...

Very classy, love it
xxx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant.

Clare x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
This is just fantastic, love what you have done with the Roses to give them sparkle.
Like me those Roses have to appear now and again. I love this, right up my street
Many sentiments could be used on the card.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

lainey said...

love the silver & white Sue. lainey x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is elegantly stunning - love the silver look and the beautiful flowers. I had this corner die for christmas and have used it a lot it makes brilliant corners.
Hugs
Carol xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card ,love it.
Marion

karen said...

My first time commenting, so not expecting to be a winner of one of your stunning cards......but it is my birthday today, so fingers crossed!!!! I love your style and can't wait to see what you have created for us each day. Hope to see you back on C & C soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Another wonderful card! I am so glad I purchased the botanical dies after seeing your cards!I really like this card and colour. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love Samantha Walkers Dies and looking forward to the new ones!
I use this corner Die a lot, and like the idea of creating your own colour! Love it Sue!
LoveMarg

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely use of the dies. Brilliant card. X

Celina Dee said...

Equisite card sue. One of your best I think :)

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
This card is really beautiful.The flowers are amazing.

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A simply beautiful card for Silver Anniversary or even a wedding. Love your own created background.
Erica x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, absolutely love this card and the distress stain that you have used, it gives such a lovely effect. Hugs xx

snowqueen62 said...

Another truly amazing card Sue. Love the colours and really love your blog!
Sue x

Anonymous said...

'morning, I agree with all the comments, especially Lis. This would have been great for me as it was my 70th birthday on Saturday, I must show it to my daughter-in-law!! It's also our Golden Wedding Anniversary in August...so a Double Whammy Year.WHHOO!! HOO!! Mabex

gwen70 said...

amazing Sue, perfect for any occasion by changing the colours

Alice G said...

Sophisticated and stunning yet quite simple to make - love it!

Alice xx

Lacelady said...

These corners are so beautiful. And I just ordered a 20 yard roll of silver tape that I could use on a card like this.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card I love the colours. You clever girl making your own backing paper I love Ranger products they are so good was it a dabber you used or is it a new product from Tim? Love the flowers and the botanical corners so pretty.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Joesgrandma said...

Beautiful Card Sue. Love the dies and flowers, unfortuntely I don't think the computer does it justice I am sure it is better in real life, that's why I love it!

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

morning Sue,
wat an amazing card must get that corner & distress ink, I have just started my own blog i have had a few teething problems but i think i have sorted it ( with the help of my son lol ) if you have time maybe you could take a look thx

www.paynterspalace.blogspot.com

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue you never fail to amaze me with your talent. Think i will have to give in and get those botanical swirl dies they are so versatile. love the tim holtz distress ink too.xx hazel

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Love the big sentiment and flowers. Amazing how different you can make the same dies look Brill job you did here.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love it all.
I have a golden wedding card to make this would work a treat. Thanks for the inspiration.
Lydia
X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, perfect for an anniversary, love these cut out dies. Emma

nannapat said...

Beautiful design Sue - would definitely make a stunning wedding card. Pat x

MRS DUCK said...

Sue,you have the knack of making something simple look so elegant.

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning! Would love to make this card for a special occasion , simply beautiful!

Maggie said...

Simply wonderful! Thank you Sue for a truly beautiful crafty card. Will use this idea again and again. xx

dutchess said...

lovely Sue.....well how do I get my hands on the tim holtz stain I can see me surfing the net for the next few hours.....have the die so going to try this one it's a real winner! crafty hugs Margaret

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a fantastic card absolutely beautiful the silver makes it look so so classy. You have done it again Sue hit another jackpot!
Margaret

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunner and
the siver looks great, have this
distess ink but not used it yet
will now I know what to do with it
I think it was Hels who had it on.
Nancyd xx

Maryann said...

WAUW simply gorgeous work here today Sue.I so love it.

Ladock girl said...

Such a lovely card today Sue, love it. Linda xxxx

mell said...

omg!! lost for words xx stunning

Carol H said...

Wow beautiful card just love those flowers.

Jean Deane said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful elegant card ,I love it!!!
Again thanks for your inspiration.
Jean

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely card - what a stunning card for a wedding/anniversary. Will definitely be making a few of these. YvonneMayxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

An elegant and beautiful card. The silver looks so rich

June x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, I agree with everyone, what a stunning card.
Must get the ink pad, what a great idea for weddings and anniversary
Take care, Jess x

Sandra F said...

A beautiful card Sue. xx

Anonymous said...

Sue
Now that is one fabulous card. Love every bit of it. Must suss out the stains.

Regards
Caroline MacH

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What a stunning card. Must try this technique. Great for a wedding or anniversary card.

Love Rosemarie xx

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful! Silver and white, yep perfect for a wedding :-) I've been enjoying the metallic distress stains too, they work quite well on old cat food boxes :-))) maddy x

Michelle said...

Good morning Sue.

All I can say is WOW!! This is stunning, I absolutely love it. I use flowers a lot in my cards so this has to be one of my favourites. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

salem said...

elegant card love color

karenlotty said...

Absolutely stunning One of my all time favourites! I was lucky enough to get this die for Christmas and I love it Really must find some time to play more & I need your inspiration to do it Can we have some cards using the other dies in the set? I'm at a loss. Saying that though the price was worth just to get the corner die Last day on blog for me for a few days Am flying off to somewhere with not a lot of Internet access. Thanks again Sue for recent email Hugs x

Jean Z said...

I love the card Sue these dies are beautiful i have them and i love them. your an inspiration to all of us thank you Jean Zxxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

MOrning Sue

Fabulous simply stunning card

I havent seen the metallic inks must check those out

Sue xx

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card Sue, would love to see the stains being used.

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, This is a gorgeous card. I love the way you use the corner dies and the colour combination is stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
I agree this would make a really lovely Wedding or Anniversary card. Love the way you have used the Tim Holtz stain to make your own background and the flowers are so beautiful. I just love all of it.
Thank you once again for the inspiration.
Love Brenda Lel x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue
You've done it again, WOW beautiful card with sparkling roses.

Happy Birthday Karen.
Crafty wishes to you.

Gilly C

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and love the fabulous flowers. Anyone would love to receive this for either as a Wedding or Anniversary card.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Ruthie said...

you are just so clever. The colours I would never chose but they work so well.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue .. What a stunning card, love the colour combo, love the dies too.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, This card is gorgeous. I love it. Hugs Sonia x

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Love this card, especially the silver background, might have to get some of that stain. Thank you x

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue on this sunny morning, well it is here.
Stunning card. I must try the Kraft paper. Thank you for all the inspirations. Hugs x. 3362 Jan.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful!!

Mol x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card, lovely in every way.
Margaret L

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, I bet its even more beautiful to see it
Audrey x

AnnR said...

Fab card Sue very sophisticated. thanks

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love this card, the flowers are gorgeous! Love Jean xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Love the use of silver here.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW, This card has taken my breath away, absolutely exquisite, beautiful, so classy. Must get some of that distress stain, it looks scrummy and Ranger products are a dream to work with. So glad I got the Botanical Swirls and accents. Your inspiratiion is so much appreciated, hurry back to our screens.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

iggy said...

this is VERY FITTING Sue...we had our 1st grand-daughter born late last night so was very pleased to see a congratulations card this morning. I know not meant for me of course BUT seemed very appropiate all the same.......loved the card anyway.

CraftyJo said...

Very nice Sue, and timely inspiration for me as I have to make a 'golden' wedding card for a relative and I can use some elements of this.

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

I agree with everyone else - stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Susan White said...

Simple, classical and elegant - just lovely!

Susan

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a cracker, could be used for so many occassions, although i havent got this die i could try it with some others i have.

Hope you are back soon, lots of crafty love to you and yours.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

p.s. congratulations to iggy on her first grand-daughter.

howdy said...

love the card Sue - adaptable to just about any occasion or 'sex'.
Keep up the inspirational good work!

Sandybee said...

A beautiful and elegant card today Sue. I love this corner die, it's so versatile

xx Sandra

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue l have this die must try

Anonymous said...

Love todays card Sue - classy stylish and very adaptable for any occasion.
Val C xx

cebelica said...

I love the classy and elegant look of your todays card. Hugs! xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue I really adore this card, the colours are fab. The card looks really elegant...just stunning!! Love Sam xxx

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card - would be lovely for anniversary or wedding

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi I lost my mojo a while ago making cards and was told about you off a friend and I have loved looking on your blog its fab .Some gorgeous creations .How do you do the little holes around your card bases .Is this done using a sewing machine as I emailed the creations website and they said it was a ruler and a pricking tool .

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
So beautiful! A perfect weddding card for anyone who's not into frills and flounces. Perfect for Silver Weddings and other anniversaries too. Would also look fab in gold and black, I think.
Sue

Clarissa said...

Beautiful card. Must remember this one.
Clarissa.X

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card Sue one more success story
Theresa

Ita said...

Hi Sue WOW, WOW, WOW,this is a stunning card,and the colours are fantastic,i love every thing about it,the flowers are lush and you would be able to use it for many occasions,I do not have the dies,so my wish list is getting longer and longer
Smiles
Ita

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue.

I simply love this card. Easy to do in so many colours to suit lots of occasions.

Where do you get all these fantastic card ideas from? Keep them coming.

Thank you

Diana

hotpotato said...

awesome card.

Carole Z said...

Absolutely beautiful! Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

Absolutely beautiful! Carole Z X

Laura O said...

fab card love the flowers ,they are great.Laura O

Jill Liddle said...

This is a beautiful card. Silver ticks all my boxes.

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...Another lovely card...love the idea of using Tim's Stains to colour the paper.

Take care and have a great day!
Deborah.H. :)

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card. Great for any Silver or Golden anniversary cards. Truly adaptable to match any wedding scheme.

guffie said...

what an amazing card just love it so stylish xx gail from eastbourne

Barbara said...

Silver and white is really a beautiful combination. the flowers are gorgeous!!!

Wendy from Scotland said...

Lovely elegant card for any age, stunning
Wendy xx

Pauline99 said...

Another amazing gorgeous card that will stand out from the bunch and is achievable. That's what I love about our cards I can make them. I love too that I could easy switch out the colours and make it it a theme.
Can't wait until you are back on the tv please bring up some of those Tim inks I think I will love them.

All the best Pauline

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card love the silver it would be suitable for so many occasions.

Shazza said...

so stunning, love it x

madebylilly said...

What a beautiful card. The colours work amazingly together - I love it! The roses are fabby... must get those dies too, LOL, the list of "must have Spellbinders dies" is getting bigger and bigger!!

Love, Lilly xx

Jean Johnston said...

Wonderful!

sued99 said...

Just gorgeous.

Crafty Nanna said...

super card, love it

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a beautiful card very elegant, love the roses.
Love Marion x

Marianna Hammer said...

Another beautiful card. And exciting new materials.
Lovely :)

jennywren1947 said...

Hi sue lovely card like the idea of silver
hugs chris x

magpie said...

Oh wow Sue, this is beautiful x Love the pewter distress ink & those roses are gorgeous, so rich! Just absolutely stunning in every way xx Love Karen xx

♥Mystery Designs♥ said...

Simply stunning Sue :) Classy and elegant....love it! x

Jane said...

Love today's card amazing so intricate, love the colour combo.

Jane xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A beautiful card Sue xXx

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, wow what a stunningly beautiful card, I agree would be a fabulous wedding or anniversary card, thanks for the brill Ideas.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Janice K said...

Wow! This card looks classy and rather opulent-love it. x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, I missed my morning blog fix before I left for work this morning but boy what a treat to come home to. Absolutely love it!!!

When are you back on our screen, you're sorely missed.
X

Paper Junkie said...

This I love. Great for a silver wedding anniversary. I've got the expandable die in this design but do not have the corners...yet...X

petlady said...

Hi Sue, love the way you have made the craft card silver,it all looks beautiful,Sandra xx

Yvonne said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card. I bet this would look just as good with gold colouring. Looks perfect for a special wedding anniversary.
Best Wishes to you.
Yvonne.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love those flowers

brenda said...

Hi Sue, wow a stunning card so suitable for a special occasion , love everything about it especially the flowers x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card - great for many occasions. Botanical Swirls and Accents is top of my wish list at the moment - you keep giving me such good reasons to buy it!
Sue xx

Tina Hellicar said...

Had to buy the botanical swirl and accent dies as I have loved your samples so much!

Tina Hellicar said...

Had to buy the botanical swirl and accent dies as I have loved your samples so much!

Coffee And Cream said...

Beautiful card - I have several weddings coming up this year that this would be great for!

I have so many bits of cards and paper that I'm not too keen on the colour/design - it hadn't occurred to me to recolour them.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Stunning card Sue, I really need these dies..... perhaps I will get them at SECC at the beginning of March. Wish you came to Glasgow, we would really love to welcome you. Maybe one year...

regards
lorraine - scotland

Meg said...

Very elegant. Love the botanical dies.

Margaret O
xxx

Malou said...

Not my colours but still beautiful.

Karen Lewis said...

Stunningly gorgeous card!

Jane Thorne said...

Another stunning card,beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, classy card - just love it.

Hugs, Belinda x

melody said...

Hi Sue, wow so lovely you never stop amazing me. Hugs Melody xXx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a stunning card!...xxx

Claveh said...

Lovely card, what a great look for a silver Anniversary. xxx

maxine said...

This is stunning Sue and so pretty x

Su said...

Very elegant card - lovely flowers!

Su (Soop)

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Hi Sue
What a great and just stunning card this is I love the embossing and stamping you've done.
I think this card is ideal for both men and women as its detailed and delicate without being too girlie. I know a few people gay and straight who would like this card so I may try and do something similar with my spellbinders and justrite stamps and dies and other stamps.
Welcome back to England sorry its so cold for you after your sunny trip.
Will you be at hobbycrafts this year in march at Birmingham ? I really hope so it would be so good to meet you. I look forward to seeing you on our screens again soon.
Best wishes and thank you for all your hard crafting and inspirational cards you give us all to see each day.

I'm sorry your site seems to have been ransacked by spam messages again they are such a pain.

Best wishes again from Katie-Lou Sweetlove

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Hi Sue my last message was written on the 6th feb intended for that days cards I've been looking after my poorly dog so a bit befuddled and tired.
However I love the 5th Febs card for an anniversary or wedding its simply beautiful. I love the silvered Kraft card (where do you find the silver ink from tim holtz?) it's gorgeous. I love the flowers and the corners used as a delicate background paper lace. Take care and thank you for your inspirational cards and techniques that I'm learning from you.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise Sweetlove

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