Friday, 2 August 2013

Have A Great Day

Hello crafters!  My fire and ice technique against a white backdrop this time.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and ran Scotch double sided tape all around the edges, overlapping at the corners.  I trimmed the ends even with the corners, then used the Autumn Leaves gilding flakes on it.  I used a piece of rubit scrubit pad to lightly refine and remove the excess flakes.  Next I covered the gilding flakes with another piece of double sided tape.  I poured the Iced Snow over the tape to create the fire and ice look on the edge of the background.  Next I stamped the A6 background stamp called Vintage Wallpaper by Sam Poole (available from her online shop Creative-Studios) by dabbing the flake and glitter glue over it.  I stamped it on white card and covered it with the same gilding flakes.  Once again, using a rubit  scrubit pad, I lightly refined the stamped image and removed the excess flakes.  I cut a Filigree Delight frame out of white card.  I added small pieces of mounting foam to the back and attached it to the gilded background stamped image.  I made a flower from the Button Floral stamp (see tutorial on the top of the blog for full directions).  I "sugared" it the flower with Iced Snow Glitter Jewels and added some swirls from the Bella Rose die set from Heartfelt Creations.  I stamped the sentiment with a black archival ink pad and cut it into a strip.  Using the flake and glitter glue, I added a thin bead of it to the edge of the strip and glittered it as well.  I mounted it with the end under the flower and gave it a bit of a curve and used a glue dot to hold it in place.  A double white mat with a pierced inner mat was the final step to complete the card.  What a nice way to send a friendly card!  The finished dimensions are 6" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


152 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card, the fire and ice technique is gorgeous.

Heather Rogers said...

Absolutely gorgeous I really love the colours and the techniques you have used. Have a simply great weekend Sue.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
love the card thank you take care Kitty

Rose in Chester said...

Morning Sue,
It's a WOW card - love everything about it.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rose

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I must try this fire and ice technique it looks stunning.
Hugs x
Heather T

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I must try this fire and ice technique it looks stunning.
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Great card using fantastic techniques, it looks wonderful.
Have a Great Weekend
Hugs

Patricia xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card the fire and ice technique looks great thank you Tracy w

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - must have a go at the fire and ice - love this card - it's a must try!
Rgs
Clare W

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A lovely card, great techniques, love the layout and the dies and stamps used, just lovely yet again.
Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Cee Bee said...

Morning Sue, I love this card and the fire and ice is amazing. Another stunner
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

hollyberry said...

Love this card as I really like the fire and ice technique-even if I can't find the iced snow anywhere!For once however I do have the dies!

englishrose897 said...

Love the card today.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
from another already hot Friday here in Burgundy.
I'm afraid I'm going to be the odd one out today as today's gift does not hit the spot with me.
I like the colour scheme but then perhaps if I saw it in real life it may make me look again. I know all the other Wilsonettes will wonder why but there you go.
My visit to the craft shop yesterday left me very down hearted. In the UK we are far far infront with craft shops etc - I managed to find some card and a couple of gold/silver ink pads but oh what a disappointment.
Janet x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great fire and ice technique.

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely colors on your card.
I like the die frame.
Gr Elly

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very effective

Hilary said...

Morning Sue. Another fabulous card to start the day. The fire and ice technique is stunning. Have a great day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Stunning card !! I love it, the fire and ice technique is stunning and absolutely loving the gilding flakes, the colours are gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card and I am going to try the fire and ice technique, but not today as it is far too hot at the moment 92 degrees yesterday, hope it cools off a little today. I love the colours as well, have a good day
Hugs Dawn S.

Anne Crawford said...

Love the Fire and Ice technique, have yet to try it.Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a fantistic card! I love the new fire and ice technique! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

scofessex said...

Morning Sue, Just love this card its stunning

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a fantistic card! I love the new fire and ice technique! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Nanny Jo said...

Another lovely card, Sue....stunning! Jo x

Jax said...

Hi Sue,Beautiful,I love this technique,fab carf. Jackie. x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely card, useful for many occasions

Sue Dunn said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely colours. Think ill try this one. Xx

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the technique fire and ice think I will try this one with silver flakes for a wintery scene.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Sue, beautiful dies a design, great colour, Kate x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a beautiful card, love the fire and ice technique and the dies used., the background is stunning.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a card, just when I was struggling to come up with a card for a friends birthday you come up with a cracker. Love the fire and ice technique, will use it on my friends card im sure she will love it.
Alison B. x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Great card. The colour zings. X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, have a great weekend
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, great card and love the ice n fire technique will be having a go with this. Sunny, sunny, sunny here again today.
Have a great day and weekend.

Love June
xxx

Laura O said...

very nice card ,love the gilding flakes,the flower ,frame.Would be easier to say love the whole thing.Laura O

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue.
Indeed, a WOW card as folks have said. May have to give this a go with the fire but I have no ice lol!
Have a great day. x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I love this technique,it looks amazing.
Love Jan x x

Victoria said...

WOW! What a stunning card, in composition and technique. Can't believe how great the background looks, crisp and clear.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Fantastic card, I was having a play last night with my flakes, so can have a go at this. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

TOB said...

All I can say is fab,fab,fab.I love the technique used. hugs x

Debs A said...

Morning Sue another great card i love doing the fire and ice technique. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a stunning card, colours are great, a must to try
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Yes a great card again, Sue - have the fire but still no ice but hey, who do I know that will notice? Love the flower and swirls too.

'P' in Wales

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card. Love the effect of fire & ice, I really must have go at this.

Have a good weekend Sue. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

hazel young said...

Another gorgeous card Sue love the colours and technique xx hazel

Marion said...

Hi Sue like the gilding flakes bit but ive not had much luck using them so far.
Marion H

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours in this. The fire and ice technique is gorgeous, I really must give it a go - once I can find the "ice"!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful and elegant
card this fire and ice technique is
just wonderful and the Bella Rose
swirl is my favorite I use it all
the time.
Nancyd xx

TDQ Karen said...

what a great card. I bought the wrong ice but will have to get the snow to try this it is so effective xx

karenlotty said...

Stunning Lovely colours Autumn Leaves flakes really capture the the Fire &ice description This has got to be one of my favourite cards

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely card, and you explain the instructions so well!
I have the Flakes but not the 'ice'
when I do I will try it!
LoveMarg

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue.
Another stunning card. I love the fire and ice effect another must try!
Hugs Sue x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
What a fantastic card, yet to have a go with the fire and ice technique .
Gail Cx

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful xx Jan

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunner today - really love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Delyth said...

Good Morning, Beautiful card, this technique can be adapted to any embossing thanks for a great idea Delyth xx

gwen70 said...

stunning card, love it

darcydaydream said...

You must be psychic Sue. I was just thinking last night to give your Fire and Ice technique a go and was wondering where to find it and lo and behold here it is on your blog this morning...lol
Lovely card too....
Christine in Darcy......xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, another masterpiece! What an elegant card, one to definitely pin. I love the fire and ice technique.
Carole N x

Annie said...

Absolutely stunning, Sue, lovely card.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, simply stunning! Love the effect of the gilding flakes and ice! Must try this one! Love Jean xxx

Jacquie said...

Wow Sue! This is absolutely adorable, must be one of my favorites of your cards, its so elegant and I love this gilding flakes they really set of the background.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

lydia jordan said...

HI Sue,
Great card and I love the fire and ice, will have to try this.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,
What a stunning card, Love the fire and ice technique, This is a card I truly love to receive.
Have a fantastic weekend, Love Brenda Lel xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

another beautiful card ,love it
Elaine H X

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card using fantastic techniques explained so well making it so easy to do. The colours are just super I love the way they are there but not overwhelming the card.
Have a great weekend.
Margaret corgi owner

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a delight. A simply stunning card. Love the fire and ice technique.
Love Val x

nannapat said...

Fire and ice is just fabulous Sue. Your card is absolutely stunning. Pat x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a stunning elegant card. Love your fire and ice technique it looks beautiful.

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card Sue - love the technique you have used and I'm always using the Bella Rose swirl as it is so elegant.
YvonneMayxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card. You explain things very well, building flakes are super to use, take care, Jess xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, another fabulous technique to try, beautiful card with stunning colours. Bx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue. Happy crafting

Clarissa said...

Another fantastic card. Really wish I had a fraction of your imagination.
Clarissa. X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Another stunning card Sue

xx

Cornish Emma said...

Beautiful card and gilding flakes, love the colours in this one. Emma

Jean Z said...

Love the card Sue just love the fire and ice technique so clever love Jean Zelei xx

salem said...


wooow card llove all

Disco Queen said...

Loving the fire & ice technique Sue

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
great card again today must have a go at this technique it looks amazing.hugs sarah xx

Beryl Treble said...

Morning Sue, great effect with fire and ice technique. Will have to buy some!

Janice K said...

Loving the opulent look that has been achieved here. The fire and ice technique gives such a brilliant look. x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, the fire and ice technique is amazing. Gorgeous card!! Love Sam xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for sharing your beautifully made cards with us. Your creative designs are fabulous. I've never used gilding flakes before but guess what......I will do now!

Sandy

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, but I got lost a bit with the directions. I think I'd need to see this technique demo'd. (put it down to an ageing brain!).

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, very effective card, love the guilding flake colours.
X Ros

SusanP, Kent said...

Very rich and sumptuous today. Fire and ice is a great technique (not tried yet) and the gilding flakes are superb, but I'm not
keen on being reminded of Autumn :)
Have a great weekend.
Sue

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card. I love the fire and ice technique. Looks very elegant.

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Super card. Great ideas from this one. I love gilding flakes and the flower is gorgeous.
Audrey x

Gail said...

What a fab card with some fab techniques - luv it xx GailT xx

Janice said...

A stunning card Sue, the colours are so vibrant. Love the fire and ice idea. Janice. xx

Jackie Durrant said...

So effective Sue, the colours really suit this technique, love from Jackie D

Maggie said...

Fabulous card and what a great technique. Must have a play as I'm a bit scared of gilding flakes - they seem too precious to play with. xx

Maryann Laursen said...

This card looks soooo gorgeous Sue, I´m totally in awe about it, so elegant and sooo beautiful.

Brakkers said...

Good morning Sue, love the rose in white on your card today. A very unusual coloured card this time, suitable for folks who are not pink fans!

Anne from Leighton Buzzard x

Brakkers said...

Just seen pic near my name! Definitely NOTHING to do with me! AB

Howdy said...

Love the fire and ice, Sue. Very effective

Christine B. said...

Great card and love the techenque. Hugs x ChrisB

Joanne2403 said...

Beautiful card and your fire and ice technique is so attractive, it just draws the eye and makes it so touchy feely, tfs

Joanne2403 said...

Beautiful card and your fire and ice technique is so attractive, it just draws the eye and makes it so touchy feely, tfs

Anonymous said...

BEautiful card.

mol x

Sandybee said...

I love the fire and ice technique Sue, a great card

xx Sandra

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue really like this card and I like the fact the gilding doesn't over power the card. I will be trying out the fire and ice technique this weekend as I've just managed to get some ice snow from Sams online shop whoopee!!!! Love Lesley x

CraftyJo said...

Lovely Sue, great technique...and I love the name for it - Fire and Ice - I'm reading the Game of Thrones books at the moment so that name is very familiar ;)

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Just love gilding flakes and you addition of 'ice' gives them a new dimension.
Great card. Lovely for wedding or golden wedding.
Erica x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue WOW WOW WOW for today card ,and great techniques,it is great to have another way of using the two products with double sided tape.The flower is fantastic.Thank you for the inspiration.
Smiles
Ita

SHARICA said...

Hi Sue .. Another Lovely Card .. xx

Love Sharon .. xx

Pauline A said...

I just adore the Filigree Delight frame. As I only have some silver gilding flakes I just might have a go at making the design into a wedding card for next Saturday. Those swirls really compliment the die. Thanks for a lovely cards. Hugs x Pauline A

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. A gorgeous card with a great technique of fire and ice. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the fire and ice technique and the ending on the sentiment, not sure about the gilded background though.
Beverley W

geneve said...

absolutely LOVE this card love the fire and ice technique

Jackie Calvert said...

Lovely Card Sue.
I like this technique a lot.
Take care now, love Jackie C. XXX

Lindsay Martin said...

Great techniques today Sue, loving them all, have been doing my Christmas cards and have used guilding flakes on them, and have enjoyed it, so will be using some more I am sure...

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love the style of this card. Fire and Ice. Have a lovely weekend.

Betty said...

Very very pretty and thanks for the new technique, at least new to me.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Sue absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about this one,
ValCxx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
I love todays card and many thanks for introducing a new technique- it looks very effective and I look forward to giving it a try. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Susan White said...

The wallpaper stamp with the gilding flakes is really striking and effective.

Thanks, Susan

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. This is so gorgeous,those colours, they have the wow factor. Will have a go at the technique.

Have a great weekend. Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

camelot67 said...

Good afternoon Sue,

I love the fire and ice technique and am determined to "give it a go". I have to say it makes a truly stunning card! I love it. Enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A

lynda said...

WOW WOW a beautiful card Sue I love the fire and ice technique it's so elegant its a really lovely card.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Jill Liddle said...

Love this technique.

Jane said...

Very nice love the fire and ice thing lol.
Jane xx

redfox said...

Hi Sue, what another lovely card! How on earth did you come up with the idea of fire and ice? Or was it one of those happy accidents?! Either way it's a brillant concept!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours and another fab technique to try.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love today's card and the fire and ice technique my thoughts were the same as Ann to use a silvery version for a wintry Christmas card all sorts of ideas buzzing around!!!!
Hugs
Jean D

Suebak said...

I like particularly the rose and swirl adornments. The gilding isn't half bad too!
Susan x

Crafty Nanna said...

Very different and very nice, have a great weekend

jeffrey bubbles said...

Love the guilding flakes but not sure about it with the white, which is lovely xxx Kathy xxx

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card

baconbits said...

Evening
Simply gorgeous I love it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Joanna Dickson said...

Gorgeous Sue.
Love
Jo x

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, great card today. Really elegant. Kind regards Joanne K x

nikkib said...

what a lovely card and love the way you have used the background stamp from Sam..... x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your fire and ice technique, super card
Best wishes, Pat

sued99 said...

Yet another great card.

Vie Carter said...

a great design, love the flakes, could be adapted for a christmas card easy

Vie
x

Karen said...

Very classy card today
Luv
Karen xx

Karen said...

Very classy card today
Luv
Karen xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Lovely card. Looks very bright and the colours are great.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

magpie said...

Oh wow, wow, wow! Absolutely stunning Sue! Those Autumn Leaves gilding flakes are beautiful and along with Iced Snow makes it glittery....just how I like it! Wonderful technique xx Love Karen xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Have been onto CE site to get suppliers of Iced Snow Glitter. Can't find one listed that has it! Didn't get through the whole list but did do quite a lot. Please tell us where we can buy iy and where it is in stock. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Carol S

Regarding iced snow. I purchased mine at sunrise crafts just last week. they were only selling 2 pots per person because of demand. Give them a try, I hope you are lucky.

Kind regards

Tina X

Katie-Louise said...

Dear Sue
What a beautiful card this is I'm sure the recipient of such a card would be bowled over by it.
I love your fire and ice technique and the stamp in the centre is lovely especially with the gilding flakes you have used. The filigree frame is pretty too and the flourishes with the paper rose is a stunning finish to the card.

I hope you aren't having thunderstorms where you are, we had a terrible storm where I live, both me and my dog were scared!

Have a great weekend and keep up the great inspiring work you show us on this blog. I really do appreciate your blog it brings a smile to my face however low I feel.
Thank you.

Hugs x

Katie-Louise sweetlove

Marge said...

STUNNING card -- haven't used the flakes in a loooog time, but I'm inspired to try them again -- TFS!!! Must check out your tutorial too.

maricopastamper a/k/a Marge R. (mer)

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today Sue. I like the background effect, and the colour combo is pretty. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card and fantastic techniques today Sue. x

Pam said...

What a beautiful card! Love the fire and ice technique!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another lovely card.

It's lovely and I really like the dies you've used.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Diane Mortimer said...

The colours are fantastic, a real treat
Diane from Glasgow