Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Something Just For You

Morning my crafty friends!  Another card from my Scottish demo day.  I was showcasing the Copper Engraving board on this card.  I started with a piece of it cut to size.  Now if you have never seen this product, it looks completely matte black when you pull it out of the package.  I used my Basketweave embossing folder on it as the engraving board embosses beautifully.  Using a fine sanding block, I lightly sanded the top of the embossing to reveal the copper core beneath.  I cut a border out of white card using the Bracket border dies.  I glued it in place across the bottom of the card.  For the focal element, I cut four frames using the Marvellous Squares.  I glued two together offset, then the other two.  I then offset the two sets to create a delicate frame for the card.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the Fancy Framed Tags Two.  Using Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, I lightly inked it while still in the die.  I glued the ends across my framed focal element and added flatback pearls to selected spots as accents.  I tied a messy bow out of London Tan seam binding.  I added another bow of white tulle and black jute twine underneath my messy bow and finished the centre with a pearl embellishment.  A double white pierced mat finished the card off nicely.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x











144 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely use of the dies, leave off the bow and a great male card

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this board - have used it for several male cards as the background with your basket weave folder which I really,really love. great card today - it's a must try!
Rgs
Clare W

CraftyAnn said...

Wow, what a striking card, great idea to use for men's cards.
Take care.

TDQ Karen said...

Great card, love the texture throughout the elements xx

Bosquie said...

A super duper one ,this card. What a fab idea for the bow. Love it xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
I have all the ingredients to cook this card lovely thank you take care kitty.

Debs A said...

Morning sue another great card i love this engraving board i love I use it for male cards. I all so have it with multi colours in it and that makes wonderful female cards. I do really like how you have made the center piece using the marvellous squares dies. I have put this embossing folder on my wish list i dont need it i want it Lol.I love these dies and use them alot. Take care Sue x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Fabulous card love the engraving board background must look out for that. I like how you have made the centre using several die cuts together. Please can we have more A4 Embossing folders maybe Christmas themed pretty please.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I'm not so sure about this card on first seeing it! But I do think toned down eg. Without bow it would make a good male card.
Gail Cx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, fabulous card, love the background and use of the die cuts. Bx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another great card, love all the elements, so striking. Have a great day. Michelle(happy2craft)

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A nice card and a different colour combo! Love Michelle S xxx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, love this card its quite different, I am starting to use more than one type of material to make a bow these days. I makes them a bit more interesting.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a fantastic gift for our male friends without the ribbon- the copper board really taks the honours today - I as yetnot seen any but will have to track some down - I have the basketweave board and this certainly makes the board the star of the show.
A simple format but so striking and easy to do. Thank you.
Janet x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, I love the look of the engraving board when it has been embossed and sanded back, exposing the copper core, it is stunning. The bow and tulle complete this card beautifully. I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

baconbits said...

Morning
Love the etching board background it really makes the basket weave pop, the etching board is brill for the males out there.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Lacelady said...

Wow, I want some of that engraving board, it's fabulous!

Fieldsend said...

GM Sue, love the card and have the embossing folder and use it a lot. The bow is gorgeous. Sunny here again today.
Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
That embossing folder of yours is so effective, I also use it a lot. And you've given me an idea for a male card which I have to finish tomorrow.....
Bow, as per usual, is gorgeous but I particularly like this thinner one with the jute and a whisper of tulle.
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Love the etching board but unable to find an outlet yet but will keep looking. lovely card Sue.x

MRS DUCK said...

Good mornin Sue and everyone.
A striking card which, as folks have said, would make a good card for a fella without the bow. x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful construction to this card. Mabex

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card today and would be suitable for male or female, lovely colours too.
Have a good day everyone
Hugs Dawn S.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Love working with etching board, I have a confession to make I couldn't find anywhere to buy some so I 'borrowed' some from my granddaughter's scratch art set lol. There were all different colours gold,copper, silver and multi coloured I loved them all. Today's card is gorgeous as usual the embossing folder in particular.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a great card watched
you do the engraving board on C&C a while back
but didn't manage to get any must try
again as everyone says it would make a
great guys card and I still have one to do
for Sept.
Nancyd xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card and you've just sparked an idea for a project I'm starting soon. Many thanks Jacqui

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the white frame and border (I'd have been too scared to use white as it is such a strong contrast and carried on with the black). Lovely sentiment too.
Donna Jones

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
I love this beautiful card. I would never have thought of using that embossing folder for a feminine card but Hey! Man! it really works.
We NEED some of this board on a show when you get back in September.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Laura O said...

do like the look of this copper engraving board and it makes a fab card .Laura O

Christine Harrop said...

I agree that this would be a fabulous male card - sans bow. Love that background. Christine xx

karenlotty said...

That copper engraving board looks brilliant

Anonymous said...

Nice one, Sue, love the engraving board. Swap the bow for a couple of cogs and some hairy twine and it would make a great man card.

'P' in Wales

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, great card, love the etching board and as others have said, it makes great male cards. Love Jean xxx

englishrose897 said...

Great card Sue

Carole said...

I bought some of this board a while back and haven't tried it yet. Must get it out as this card is great.

kimberley said...

Beautiful Sue,take care,x.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Great card and so adaptable.
love Jan x x

TOB said...

I love this card great for male and female, really nice use of the dies. hugs x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the colours and style xx hazel

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card, I love using the board it gives a great finish. For anyone unable to find it try a toy shop it is usually called scratch board and children can engrave a picture on it with a pen, that's where I found my first lot and it does work.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I have to agree, I too use this Die set all the time...
When I first saw this background it looked like Zentangle. ( I'm into it at the minute).
Good use of the Die.... making it a circle.
LoveMarg

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue . Love the background.
For a mans card. Happy crafting.X

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

I hope it is nice and sunny with you and you have a lovely day. :)

I love this card as a male card quite masculine and strong I had not even tried to emboss this card I must give it a go as the effect is great.Ideas abound now! LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

http://heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk/

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the back ground ideal for male cards, my children loved the board as it came with designs for the to scratch off to reveal the picture.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Perfect bloke card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love all the elements in this card. X

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Love the colors.
Gr Elly

sarah hyett said...

A great card Sue especially for the men. Love the texture and the embossing folder used. Sarah h

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, great card, leave off the fussy bits and you have a good card for a male.

Hugs Lynn

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Perfect.
Love Val x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue, I have not tried this board yet, another one for my to do list! Its a very dark card, suitable for male cards.
Alison B. x

cuilliesocks said...

I do like this very much Sue it is fabulous. Lovely embossed design and how you've put the dies together is brilliant, wonderful card, Kate x

jessie said...

HI SUE
AFTER SEEING YOUR FAB CARD I'M
GOING TO HAVE A GO AT THE ENGRAVING
BOARD.GREAT FOR MENS CARDS.

gwen70 said...

Brilliant card for the men in our lives

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous cretrion here again Sue. You´re just always sooo awesome to think it out.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, I immediately though male card without the bow, so it seems did many others. The embossing folder is so effective and as I have the Marvellous Squares I must try using them to make a topper as that looks so good. Love from Jackie D

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Great card. Never seen that board and it looks so good. I love the way you have used the squares together for that centre piece.
Audrey x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Love the Copper coloured board, can't say I have ever seen it anywhere though sadly but it does look great when sanded and Black & Copper look so well together.
The tan seam binding ribbon sets it off too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

I do like the basket weave board . Lovely colours Sue ,
Crafty hugs Rachel x

hollyberry said...

Always amazed at all the different ways you come up with to use the dies.Card is amazing as always.

Hilary said...

Morning Sue. A very striking and elegant card. The engraving board is fabulous to use. Enjoy your day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue - great for males. I love the way you have done the bow with the jute and tulle added, it looks really classy. Pat x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Great card. I love the engraving board, will be getting some very soon as I have several male cards to do. Take care.

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely card. Will really need to get some of this card for back grounds. They are stunning for male cards.
Janice W

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A great card, love the effect of the engraving board, must try this, and the focal point is lovely.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love using this engraving board and it is great for men's cards. Like the little touches you give to the bow. Have a great day.
YvonneMayxx

Sandybee said...

Another lovely card and I do like the way you have used the dies on this one

xx Sandra

Victoria said...

I like the earthy tones today Sue, and the engraving board makes such an effective background with the embossing folder. Lovely.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another great card, the engraving board is so effective, missed out on it on your show, can you bring it back in September, pretty please. Your use of the dies is brilliant and the bows are gorgeous. The basket weave folder is my favourite, I use it lots.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

nattyboots said...

Very nice ,great for a man card if you omit the bow
Elaine H X

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue, I hadn't seen this technique before but I have to agree with some of the others that the finished result makes it ideal for men's cards (with or without the bow). Enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A

Janice K said...

A lovely card, I think this embossing folder would be great for masculine cards. x

Erica said...

Oooh Sue, I love the engraving board, so rich and moody. Great man card, without the bow though.
Erica x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, great card, male or female just with a few tweeks. Like the look of this board. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this is perfect for the men in our life!! I just love that board, it gives a great look. Love Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, I got some of this board when you were at Alexander Palace in the spring, It is brilliant when you use it with embossing folders.
Love today's card it would be great for a male birthday. In fact you have given me a great idea for my husband's birthday card!
Have a good day, love Brenda Lel xxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card..I think using the engaving board gives the embossing folder a totally different look and it would be great for a man card. Fabulous!

Love Sheila xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Super card I love my basket weave embossing folder it is great on male cards and children cards too.
Really like how you have used the dies for the centre feature, and love the bow!
Take care
Margaret corgi owner

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

What a very striking card today. I do have the dies and the embossing folders. Any more of these in the pipeline Sue?. I must look out for the board.

tracy w said...

hi sue
what a great card like the look as anybody got there dvd yet i pre ordered my and still have not heard anythink ive email the place but no answer i would love a sue Wilson dvd thank you Tracy x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Lovely stunning card. Could be used for a man's card also
Hugs
Carol x

Maggie said...

Oh my goodness you are so clever. Please come and do a demo nearer to where I live. Guaranteed sell out. xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a great card, really suitable for a male card without the bow. Take care, Jess xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a great male card without the bow, possibly using hessian twine or something similar. Love the basket weave folder - I have this and use it loads with gilding wax.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow,wow,wow - this card looks stunning. Never heard of the craft board so am off to the local toy shop to see if I can find the children's scratch board as suggested earlier ( thanks for that tip you lovely lady, sorry can't remember exactly who suggested it).
Beverley W

Jax said...

Oh Sue,This one is just great.I really like this one. Jackie. x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
The embossed engraving board makes a very striking background and love the way you have used several of the same die cut to make your focal point, lovely
Best wishes, Pat

SusanP, Kent said...

'Marvellous' card Sue! Ingenious idea for these dies I'm going to try that right now. The Basketweave folder looks brilliant in the engraving board - such a 'gift' for masculine cards.
Sue

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
I LIKE THE JUTE TWINE. EVERY LITTLE DETAIL ADDS INTEREST. THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT MANS CARD, (WITHOUT THE BOW OF COURSE, MANS TOPPER INSTEAD).SMASHING TWISTED DIE IN THE MIDDLE TOO. FAB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. I like how you have used the marvelous squares for the center frame. Also love the bow..

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a great card today !! I really love it !! The engraving board looks fab embossed with your basket weave folder. I do not have the marvellous squares dies but I do have the adorning squares set. I had been wondering lately whether to invest in them but I know spellbinders are bringing out some new fancy edged square dies so I think I will wait a while and see to see what is coming !! I have the fancy tags dies so will keep this card in mind for a male card. Thankyou for all your inspiration.
Lots of love Tres x x x

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. Gosh, such different colours. But so eye catching. Love the basket weave effect, so versatile. Have a great day. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Gillian xXx said...

I bought one pack of each colour of engraving board at Ally Pally and have nearly used it all. Lovely card once again Sue.
Gillian xXx

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Lovely masculine card today, though I may not include the bow for my menfolk! Thanks, they are very difficult to get inspiration for!!!
Love - Jackie C XXX

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, just beautiful. Lol Lynne M x x x x

Beryl Treble said...

Morning Sue, haven't seen the engraving board before. Really like the effects you get from them.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Great card Sue bought this at Aberdeen and have made 3 mens cards with it using your basket weave folder. All turned out really well

Regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Just been trying to look for the Copper Engraving Board without success. Can you tell me were I can get one please. Thanks x

sharon said...

Hi Sue, I'm continually amazed at what you come up with. I love the copper, a bit of a change from the silver and gold repeatedly used in the 'crafting world'. The layout is perfect, all in all a lovely card!
Sharon K. x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card haven't tried the board yet looks great love Jean Z xx

Cardgenie said...

Sue, love the look that the engraving board gives, must give it a try. Great for men's cards. Jean

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, simplicity itself.

I first saw this engraving board on last years cha shows (tim holzt) demo and loved it then, but i dident get hold of it untill this spring at Ali-Pali, i must admit i have been saving it but i must bring myself to use it. I am going to try it for christmas cards.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Lindsay Martin said...

beautiful card and a great one for a bloke if you leave off the bow... xx

Sonia Jones said...

Great background for a mans card. Hugs Sonia x

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue love the effect you get with the engraving board and must have a look for some, your basket weave folder is lovely and so useful for men's cards especially!! I like a few others would like to know if you're planning anymore? Some Xmas designs would be ideal!! Lol love Lesley x

Gail said...

Yet another stunner and luvin the background - I have yet to have a play with these - luv the colour combo xx GailT xx

Trish said...

Hi Sue, Fab card and very suitable for men also. I've not seen the copper board before- it's very effective indeed. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, very loud card, perfect for males.
X Ros

lynda said...

Another great card Sue, quite dramatic make a good man card love the embossing and use of die stunning.
Hugs lynda Brock xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, what great timing you have! I ordered your Basketweave folder only yesterday along with the blue/silver ribbon on yesterday's card! I look forward to making both cards. I can recommend both Julia's and Sam's online shops - great service.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a wonderful card today Sue, I just love the use of your dies and the sanding that you did of the board. Great male card. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue another winner I have never used the copper engraving board,it looks fantastic,all your A4 embossing folders are fantastic,I use all of them a lot.I love the twine with the ribbon.
Smiles
Ita

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous!

Jane said...

think the embossing folder on today card is quite manly useful.

Jane xx

Susan White said...

Love the strong contrasts in this card - the angular background and soft dies are so complimentary!

Thanks, Susan

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everyone! Oh wow! Love the copper board and the effect to the basket weave by sanding it. Like the earlier comments, I thought this would make a great card for a male. Maybe in place of the bow add a few tools on it like a spanner, wrench, nails etc? Brilliant card! xx Love Karen xx

Carole Z said...

Super card Sue, love the textures and as the others have said can definitely see this turned into a guy card, Carole Z X

Crafty Lark said...

This is a totally fab card Sue, I love the texture appearance. xx Flora

Norah McPhee said...

Good evening Sue,
What a lovely card. I wasn't sure of what interest the basket weave folder would be being honest it just looked boring, but what a lovely relief it make against the fancy dies and so easily turning from male to female. All in all i think i might just have to revise my thinking on this folder,
Thank you Sue,
love and crafty hugs
Norah

salem said...


woow card love all

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, great card and the embossing folder is very versatile.

carol e said...

Hi Sue like the engraving board effect It looks expensive. I really like the bow and the jute twine which I have not seen before

Hellma said...

Sue really different card love the colors.

Jan Ltc said...

What an amazing card xx Jan

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I have never seen this copper board before. Must get some now! It's amazing.
Fabulous card. Very striking. Love the bows

Sandy

Joanne K said...

Well Sue, what a fabulous card you have for us today. Love it!! Kind regards Joanne K x

geneve said...

certainly a different look, does look a bit Scottish though, like the look of this engraving board

Joanna Dickson said...

Fab-u-lous Sue, I can't wait to try this. I got the board when we were in Preston and haven't got it out yet, but seeing this, I'm going to have a go this weekend.
Lots of love
Jo x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very different card today but I like it! The copper board is very interesting and I am already thinking of different uses for it. Thanks for the inspiration Sue.
ValCxx

Karen said...

Love the background effect. Another thing to go on my wish list!!!
Beautiful card
Luv
Karen xx

Katie-Louise said...

Dear Sue
I really think this card is so very special and great looking. I love the foiled background you embossed and sanded back.

The entwined squares look amazing and if you hadn't explained how you'd done this I'd never have guessed as it looks so complex and fiddly.

Love the bracket border in white it really helps finish the card and draw the eye down the card to the beautiful bow.

Many thanks for this inspiration (and the reminder that although I have this foil board I've not ventured to use it yet! )

Katie-Louise sweetlove
Hugs x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card as always. Like the Copper background very striking
Take care
Hazel G x

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful
CraftyJacq
xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

This card would certainly make you look twice if it was on the mantlepiece. It's striking. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Marianna Hammer said...

Another beautiful card

Annie said...

Very striking card and lovely colour combo. Very versatile design. The embossing folder is still on my wish list, might have to bring it to the top!
On another note, I'm lamenting the loss of 5 hours evening Freeview watching which is the only time I can watch C&C as I work all day and don't have Sky. Don't they want our custom anymore? I watch every night and can't imagine what I'll do now! :-(

Vie Carter said...

Love this card, it could so easy be adapted for a man's card. which is always difficult to do

But also be adapted for a girlie card

Lovely

Vie
x

mazzer said...

Hi Sue. This is lovely.

Hugs
Marilyn
x

Anonymous said...

Hi
I really like the background so effective, great for male cards. must get some. im not sure about the card, I think the dies are too pretty for the masculine background, but that's just my taste. Great bow wish I could do them just like that.
Kayleigh B xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Such a lovely card Sue!

I love the colours you've use and the die is lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Joanne2403 said...

Great card and that background is just so attractive, feel the need acquire this folder lol, tfs

Helen Barker said...

Love the colour combo.Definitely need to get some of this board.Gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Pi Casso said...

Mindsets & Lifestyles have to change....or it will keep passing on to all generations...Praying that change will come.... Femme A La Fleur

Diane Mortimer said...

Wow this stuff is really cool!
Diane from Glasgow