Wednesday, 19 June 2013

You Make Life Special

Hi my crafty friends!  I was sure that I had posted this one, but after some exhausted searching, I have concluded that it must just be my imagination!  Surprise, a buckle card! I started by gilding my background.  To do this I used the Moroccan mask and taped the edges of it so it was squared up over a piece of coconut white card.  Using the Flake and Glitter Glue on a piece of cut 'n dry foam, I dabbed it all over though my mask.  You must work quickly when you do this and when you are happy that you have covered all the spots, peel your mask up and wash it off!  The glue will not dry while you are doing this, but it will make your mask too sticky to use again if you don't wash it off promptly.  Next I used the Sunlight Speckle gilding flakes and scattered them all over my background.  Using a stiff brush, I worked them into the glue areas.  You just need to keep brushing into all areas are covered and you will start to see the flakes come away from any areas without the glue.  You can return these to the container for a later use, no waste.  You can also use a piece of Rubit Scrubit pad to do this with if you prefer.  Next I cut the largest two sizes in the Stately Circles set together so I ended up with a frame from it.  I glued a piece of soft gold card to the back of the circle frame and trimmed away any excess that showed through my decorative edge.  I used two of the smaller sizes of the circle set to cut two more smaller frames.  I stamped my sentiment on a strip of coconut white using a clear perfect medium so I was able too emboss it in gold embossing powder.  I added a mat of soft gold card and cut forks into both ends.  Using this strip and my circle frames, I was able to weave it through the openings to create my buckle focal element.  I ran a piece of tape across the back of the strip and then added mounting foam for dimension.  I mounted this in the centre of my gilded background.  I matted the piece with soft gold, then added it to a larger piece of coconut white that I pierced around the edges on.  The bottom area was just large enough for a bow using the gold/silver reversible ribbon and a pearl embellishment and stick pins.  I added three flatback white pearls to either side of my bow and to the corners on my focal element as accents to finish the card.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







167 comments:

Pam said...

I love this card it is stunning - everything about it is special.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This card is fantastic, Pam is right stunning... I love it...

Heather Rogers said...

Morning Sue
No no seen this one before it's gorgeous and luxurious to look at.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What another stunning card, I haven't seen this one before. Love the mask. All beautiful
Hugs
Carolx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue, love it and the background is amazing.x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
FABULOUS - a sensational card just loving the background it amazing. Never too many buckle cards around I think they are great.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

kitty davies said...

morning Sue brilliant card sunny card for asunny day thank you, hugs Kitty.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
This card is so beautiful and no we haven't seen this one before. The background is amazing and another technique I must try.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
B E A U T I F U L - that's what this card is. Certainly not seen it before. The technique seems to be a bit daunting for an "apprentice" but I'd love to have a go some time.
Hugs, Rose

Annie said...

Stunning, Sue. Love everything about it!
Hugs Annie

tracy w said...

Hi sue
No we have not seen this one before its stunning love what you have done thank you Tracy w x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue. Stunning card, glad you posted it as I haven't see it before.
Like the way you've done the buckles, very clever. Sally x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful and very elegant. Love it.
Gr Elly

Anonymous said...

Really splendid card today, Sue, love the masked background with the gilding flakes, something not tried yet. A really different look and so effective.

'P' in Wales

Rachel Taylor said...

Very elegant ! I love how you prick holes in most of your cards ,you must have such patience !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the gilding through the stencil will definitely give this a go.
Beverley W

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, and your inspiration makes our days special. Bx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Sue, not only the gorgeous dies but design and colours, Kate x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous I love everything about it. Love Jackie

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
This card is Absolutely Stunning, just love the whole design, the background is fabulous and the circle buckle must be myfavourite yet! Just a stunning card.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Clai01 said...

Hello Sue
I visit you every day on here and love the seeing the card each day.
Thankyou for posting.

Corinne said...

Hi Sue I love the buckle cards you do fab as ever Hugs Corinne

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning, elegant and beautiful, I do like the buckle cards.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue whst a great carc i love it as its so elegant. Take care sue xx
Debs a

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the gilding - great card
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I absolutely love this card and the detail of work that has gone in it! I was very very lucky to win this card out of the cup of chance and will treasure it always! It is framed and see it every day so thank you! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

lainey said...

you do have a way with buckles Sue!! fab. lainey x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love the gilding and the ribbon is gorgeous.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I love it! Love the gilding, love the mask, love the sentiment, love the bow, you could say I love it all! Love Jean xxx

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Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Just love the card! Always enjoy your buckle cards and this one is one of the best.
Gail Cx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue never thought of using the flakes with masks, so i have new projects to do now. Thanks for the inspiration xx hazel

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A very splendid card today. Love the technique with the mask, certainly will try this one.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Bosquie said...

Stunning effect with the gilding flakes.Haven't used them much so must have a go.Beautiful card XX

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue and what a bright and beautiful one it is too.
Today's card is very opulent , rich and gorgeous !
Thank you for all of your fabulous inspiration !
Hugs
Sandra xxx

nattyboots said...

Wow and how special is this ?
Gorgeous i just love it

Elaine H X

Victoria said...

The Moroccan background is stunning, looks so expensive and classy. Lovely buckle effect too.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow, love this card, especially the gilding through the mask, it looks just like a die-cut on top of a gilded background, stunning. The die-cuts wound with the buckle are gorgeous, love the gold card too.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

In a word stunning. I forgot to say yesterday I agree with the comments regarding another DVD, also though appreciating you are a very busy lady. All the best Edwina

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Stunning card which I seem to remember you demoing on C&C at some point but I may be imagining things.
Love it. x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, you make our lives special by giving us such stunning cards like this. This is absolutely stunning. Love everything about it.

Love June
xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, As Patricia said, I also have never thought of using the flakes through a mask - the result is stunning!
This is a gorgeous card I just love all of it.
Best wishes, Brenda Lel x x x

kimberley said...

Love everything about this card and with a different sentiment it would make a beautiful golden wedding card.You are such a talented lady and can't wait to see you back on our screens,take care,x.

Nanny Jo said...

WOW!! My kind of card, Sue!! Unmistakeably a Sue Wilson exclusive!
Beautiful....
Jo x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely card for a wife to give her husband for their silver or golden wedding. A) because of the gold and silver flake background and B) because they normally can't remember if it is one or the other so they are covering both bases.
All kidding aside it is a beautiful card which a man could like because it is not over the top girlie, or a woman that is it not all feathers and flounce type.
Have a good day and hope the sun is shining down your way,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah x

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness Sue, your cards here just get more and more gorgeous day by day. This one is so awesome and I totally love everything about it, just sooooo beautiful work hun.

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
wow what a luxurious stunning card,i haven't seen this before.
hugs sarah xxx

karenlotty said...

I agree with Rose in Chester it does sound daunting to newbies I'd be scared my glue would dry before I'd have a chance of putting down the gilding flakes Will try out a small section of a mask later coz I love the effect

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love the use of the gilding flakes makes for a stunning background, a must try. Never tire of your buckle cards.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Phi said...

Wow, look at that buckle focal element. That is so outside the square. Truly inspirational.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What an elegant gift for today. A beautiful card for any occasion but particularly for a wedding, anniversary, even the golden age of 90+.
I love the way you do buckle cards - mine never seem as elegant as yours but will keep on trying.
Not only am I getting withdrawal systems from paper crafting but it will be difficult for me to access you over the next few days - I shall try at every opportunity but travelling,meeting friends I haven't seen in two years before getting to Burgundy it will be difficult - WILSON WITHDRAWAL WILL CERTAINLY HAVE SET IN. Back to normal next Tuesday!!!!!
Janet x

hollyberry said...

Lovely and very decadent looking card which could be used for so many occasions.

nannapat said...

What a fabulous design Sue, an absolutely gorgeous card. Pat x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

This card is so lovely, and no, I haven't seen this one nor a buckle card since I've been following your blog. the masks are lovely. I've bought a few since Julia had some on one of her shows, and showed us what you could do with them.

jacqui said...

Love this card .

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Super card, suitable for any occasion.
Audrey x

Izzwizz said...

Hi sue, love the way you have combined the stencilling with gilding flakes on this one. Very effective, thanks for the inspiration. Maddy x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card the background
with the giding flakes through a mask
is gorgeous never thought of doing this
must give it a try and I do like your
buckle cards have tried a few not
for a while now, glad when you remind
us about things from the past.
Nancyd xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Really elegant card - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

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gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, just fabulous

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love Gold and you have certainly Gilded today!
I have never tried the technique you used today..so beautiful!
Looking forward to Sunday Sue!
LoveMarg

Sonia Jones said...

Absolutely stunning card. Ideal for a wedding i would think. Just beautiful hugs Sonia x

Marion Bull said...

What a stunning card this morning Sue. Just beautiful!
Marion xx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Brilliant card. Love the guilded background with the mask. X

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue . Stunning X

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Sue and such an elegant one. Love the buckle cards. You are sooooo imaginative. YvonneMayxx

redfox said...

Wow, really love this card. Love the idea of using guilding flakes through the mask especially as i've got loads of them! I love the way you give us so many new ideas for things we already have. Love Sarah

Joanne K said...

Wow, stunning card today Sue It gives a real look of luxury. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

beautiful

mol x

Jackie Meechan said...

What a gorgeous card I usually team gold with cream but this is gorgeous with the coconut white. Masking the background is gorgeous, I don't have/use many masks yet but this is so stunning I think I will be getting some sooon!
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card. Also love the buckle! Have a good day.

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love the gilded background and the buckle effect stunning.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous card, love the gilded background

Lacelady said...

I LOVE your buckle cards! I've never seen one I don't like, and this one is so pretty. Shame I don't have those dies though. Sigh.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, been on holiday for a week, have so enjoyed catching up on the cards I have missed while I have been away. Today's card is stunning I love the gilding flakes, must give this one a try, take care, Jess xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue.
Don't know how you missed posting this one, it's a stunner, I like the way you have done the buckles, and the colour is georgous.
Take care now , love from Jackie C XXX

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card the background is lovely Jean Zelei xx

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, love the background with the flakes. Definately going to have a go. Gorgeous card. hugs, Carol S.xx

Sandybee said...

A fabulous card again today, I've never made a buckle card but it's something I'm going to try

xx Sandra

foxyg said...

Fantastic card Sue.

Maggie said...

What an unusual card and the gilding flakes make anything really special. Very much looking forward to seeing the shows tonight. Can't believe we're thinking about Christmas already but it has to be done. xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
BEAUTIFUL. Really stunning and I have got the stately circles so will be having a go.
Love Jan x x

Jacquie said...

This is a stunning card Sue. I love the background using the gilding flakes. I will have to try this, my problem is I buy all these wonderful items and then don't want to use them up lol! Silly I know as then my stack piles up and the beauty is not seen!!! I use them sparingly so not to waste which is silly as I know gilding flakes use very little to create such beauty, I will have to shake myself into using them more.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

loftylass said...

Great card Sue - another one for my 'to do' list!
Hugs
Heather W
x

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Every element used in this card adds to it's luxurious look. Flakes, dies, card etc!
It's gorgeous!!

So sorry to drop an accusation squarely at your feet but,...............................
your inspiration made me add some crafting goodies to my shopping list! LOL!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and beautiful creations... I love them!

Have a great day
Lara xxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Stunning card, I love it. The background is gorgeous. Love the dies you have used.

happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, another stunner today, I really don't know how you manage to create so many perfect cards. Have a great day.
Hugs Lynn

Gail said...

Wow-wow-wow - absolutely luv it and one of my favourite colour combos to boot!! WOW xx GailT xx

Gail said...

Wow-wow-wow - absolutely luv it and one of my favourite colour combos to boot!! WOW xx GailT xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the buckle cards.

Clare x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh what a beauty and I love how you make the buckle cards, it's such a clever idea. I'm also guilty of buying new things and not using them so I must get my gilding flakes out.

Love Sheila xx

Janice said...

A fabulous card Sue, You have such a wonderful imagination to come up with these ideas. Great. Janice x

Joanne2403 said...

Lovely card, very elegent, tfs

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, Wow a fabulous card. Rich and luxurious looking.

raineysheep said...
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raineysheep said...

Never used gilding flakes - but this makes me want to have a go!
Thank you for the inspiration

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a superb, stunning looking card Sue, the mask is also stunning. I need to try and use masks on my cards. Everything about your card is beautiful. Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, what a super background and the way you have created the buckles - one I shall try. Love from Jackie D

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Genius sheer genius! What a beautiful card the background is astounding you never fail to amaze, love the colours in fact love everything about this card.
Margaret corgi owner

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful elegant card. I never seem to be able to do the buckle cards as well as you do. Have trouble with getting both ends the same.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Anonymous said...

hello sue, this card is beautiful and so classy. will be trying this later today
sending love from
christine c xx

weefortune said...

Stunning card today, love the idea of threading through circle underneath.

Elaine x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card a lot, must get my gilding flakes out and give this a try.

Good Luck for your up coming shows (although I know you don't really need it)

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

p.s. I noticed you have passed the 4400 followers!

Hellma said...

Lovely.

Mac Mable said...

Love the use of the buckle and just a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us x

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Such an elegant card today, I like it lots. Love your use of gilding flakes- never tried it like this before. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card today !! I really love how you have made the gilding flake background with the mask. I will definately try this technique. The buckle part of the card looks great too. The bow is lovely. The soft gold card is a favourite of mine and I would usually put it with cream but where you have put it with white, that really works too !! Happy crafting love Tres x x x

Helen Barker said...

Truly stunning,all the elements work so well together.
Helen Bx

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card love the bow

lynda said...

what a stunning card the background is amazing the whole card is gorgeous I will defiantly have a go at this background but haven't got this die so will use one I have thank you Sue for another inspiration. Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous card Sue, not as complex as some you do, other than managing to get the gilding done before it dries... my luck the glue would dry on the paper before I could get the flakes on!!!!! Very decadent and might try it, if you see blue smoke over Shropshire then you know its me making a mess of it!!! Well done to the blog winners xx

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue! I love the guilding flakes. Hugs, Theresa

Hanneke said...

Gorgeous! I love the gold embossing! Hugs, Hanneke

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card! I'm sure I haven't seen it before. I would have remembered. Barbara x

Jill Liddle said...

Now this is my kinda card. Absolutely stunning.

jeffrey bubbles said...

Love this card it is regal. Thanks Sue again Kathy xxxx

Kate's Cards said...

What a lovely sentiment!

Susan White said...

What a fantastic design - love the interweaving of the sentiment between the circles.

Thanks, Susan

Laura O said...

fantastic card .like everything about this card .Laura O

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Not seen this card before, it is soooo luxurious and opulent. Must dig out the gilding flakes, have not used them with a mask before, feel a little jittery about the prospect but will be giving it a go. Got my masks from Julia's show. Love the sentiment.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, wow what a stunner, great use of gliding flakes, another must try. Lol Lynne M x x x x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi sue another stunning card,and the colours are fantastic,I have never used a mask,I have only one but will give it a try,the flakes give a lovely effect.
Just love everything about this card.
Smiles
Ita

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a Stunning card.So much detail and hard work has been put into it
Take care
Hazel G

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love what you did with the mask and gilding flakes and of course your fabulous buckles.
Best wishes, Pat

Vivi Morais said...

Sue... this card it's so cute too... but the last one... it's so much...

Wilma Brown said...

Well what can one say other than WOW what a stunning card. The background is so lovely and the rest of the card is too.


Wilma x x x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Love the card today, the effect with the gilding flakes is stunning. The lovely bow is just the icing on the cake. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Sue Gee said...

You have perfect piercing practice!

Sue Gee said...

Another lovely card - thank you for sharing.

cmu said...

This is stunning - I have got that mask so must give it a go sometime!

SusanP, Kent said...

I love what gilding flakes can do! The card is gorgeous. How many ways to make a buckle card? I saw Julia using this mask the other day it's a lovely design - I like symmetry.
Sue

Jane said...

Very opulent love today's card.


Jane xx

mell said...

Another stunner sue. Do love to look at ur creations xx

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Another of your stunning cards
I am looking forward to the Spellbinder POD on C/C tonight
hugs
Sue XXX

sued99 said...

this is lovely. I like buckle cards!

nikkib said...

Stunning buckle card loving the design and colours..... looking forward to the POD and seeing you on TV tonight.....

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I once again must say that I LOVE this Buckle card - brilliant.
Val C xx

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
What a stunning and beautiful card this is! Such an opulent card with all the gilding flakes used with the mask. I Love this buckle card it's gorgeous with the sentiment interwoven through the circles.

I look forward to the next instalment of shows of spellbinders at c&c.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Cardgenie said...

Wow, that's a real work of art - well done Sue. Jean

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the effect with the mask and the gilding flakes.
What a beautiful card.
Veronique L

Karen said...

Very classy card
Luv
Karen xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, YOU MAKE LIFE SPECIAL!! Love this card, the effect from the mask is stunning!!! Love Sam xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, YOU MAKE LIFE SPECIAL!! Love this card, the effect from the mask is stunning!!! Love Sam xxx

Vie Carter said...

So elegant and crisp looking

Love this card and colour combo

Vie
x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card will have to have a go at the masked background.

magpie said...

Absolutely stunning Sue! Soooo rich and classy. Who wouldn't feel special receiving this card.......or any other of your masterpieces come to think of it! xx You lucky lady Michelle S to have won this from the cup of chance. You have to be really lucky as there is so many emails going into the spotty potty! They'll need another one on stand by! Will keep trying anyway! Thank you for your patience too Sue in finding this little gem xx Love Karen xx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous!

Janice K said...

A fabulous design which would make a stunning golden wedding anniversary card, especially if the two small circles were exchanged for hearts. x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. So pretty, I have yet to make a buckle card but I always love yours. Take care.

Anonymous said...

V elegant indeed!
Susan x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful and elegant card.
Donna Jones

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...a beautiful card...and the colors are so rich...I love the Stately Circle Die's...very elegant and the Gilding Flakes with the mask is very Regal...I don't remember seeing this one before...but I like it a lot!

Missed you on the World Launch of Spellbinders POTD...it's just not the same without you Sue...hurry back wherever you are!!!

Take care now. Deborah.H :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...a beautiful card...and the colors are so rich...I love the Stately Circle Die's...very elegant and the Gilding Flakes with the mask is very Regal...I don't remember seeing this one before...but I like it a lot!

Missed you on the World Launch of Spellbinders POTD...it's just not the same without you Sue...hurry back wherever you are!!!

Take care now. Deborah.H :)

Dawn Louise said...

Excellent, opulent and elegant, really like this card x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FABULOUS CARD AND LOOKS SO EXPENSIVE.LOVE YOUR BUCKLE CARDS, KEEP THEM COMING.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDERS
NADINE HUG XXX

salem said...

fab card

Meg said...

Love the effect of the mask Sue.

Margaret O
xxx

mazzer said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card.

Hugs
Marilyn
x

TDQ Karen said...

What a great card I love that mask and the effect you have given the background is just stunning

Becky Dunham said...

Love love love this card Sue! That buckle is just so amazing - will definitely be trying this technique :)

Vick said...

Oh WOW Sue, I love that soft gold card as you know and made sure I bought some from Sam a while ago, I use it very sparingly, lol....but this card with the gilding flakes too is soooo decadent I love it and that ribbon is special too, hugs, Vick xxx
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lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue what a Fabulous card. Love
the gilding behind. Looks so rich

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

iReneM said...

Wow, Sue!! How lush is this - it is just stunning!!
x

Diane Mortimer said...

Very pretty
Diane from Glasgow xx

Tinkerbellgirl said...

I love this card! I wish you would do a tutorial video and teach us how you did that! Just Beautiful Thanks Deb