Thursday, 12 September 2013

Get Well Wishes/ Sneak Peek

 Hi crafters!  Day four for the sneak peeks.  I hope you are enjoying them, maybe even a tiny bit tempted by some of these new goodies!  Guess what?  I got to play with Labels 20 again, am I a happy clam or what! LOL   I just always love the way it looks on a card.  This is from the Labels 20 Get Well set by Justrite.  I decided to go a bit regal on this one using gilding flakes against a black background.  I just love the way they pop when used with black card.  First, however, I started with the background and embossed it with my Basketweave embossing folder.  I split the background between the embossed white card and a piece of decorative paper from my stash, using a strip of soft gold card between them.  Next I stamped the large Get Well stamp by covering it with Flake and Glitter glue with a piece of cut 'n dry foam.  Remember to stamp quickly as it is a glue and then clean your stamp off before the residue dries on it.  There is no need to put your gilding flakes on first as this glue won't dry completely until it is covered with the flakes (or glitter or micro beads or whatever you want to use on it).  It will however, make your stamp very tacky if you do not clean it off.  I used the Summer Meadow gilding flakes for my card, and used a piece of Rubit Scrubit pad to refine the pattern and take away the excess flakes.  I cut it out with the matching Labels 20 die and added mounting foam to the back.  I stamped my sentiment in black archival ink and cut it out with a smaller Labels 20 die.  I inked it lightly with Black Soot while it was still in the die.  I also cut a Fancy Tags Two in soft gold card and used it to "hold" my sentiment in place (I did tape it on the back), but the swirly bits work perfectly over the edges of the label shape.  I stacked these pieces to create the focal element for my card.  Using the same decorative paper from the left side of my card, I made two roses following the directions on the tutorial at the top of my blog and seated them to the right of my focal element with some soft gold leaves and gold tulle.  I matted the card with a soft gold mat and a black mat before adding my final double white pierced mat.  For a finishing touch, I added some black rhinestones swirls to the opposite corners for a bit more bling.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.
Want to see some more great new stamp designs, then tune in to see Julia Watts shows today at noon (with Leonie) and 4pm (with Genevieve) on Create and Craft.  I can't wait to see her demos!   All for now, Sue x











144 comments:

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - really love this - it's a must try!
Rgs
Clare W

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card! Love the gilding flakes - they always look so good. Even though you often use the same products your cards all look so different. You're very talented indeed!
Lisa x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very regal and elegant
card loving the new stamps.
Nancyd xx

Debby Berry said...

"Good morning Sue,
What a dramatic and beautiful card. Wow

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning, gorgeous card today Sue. x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Happy clam, Sue?? That's a new one on us. Sure am a happy bunny, though, good old labels 20 and gilding flakes - what a combo! Love this card, full of regal splendour. Thank you.

'P' in Wales

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card and I love the newstamps. Can't wait till Sunday to see you demo them, only 3 sleeps now! Will be watching Julia. (I hope Pam is ok, no comment from her yet today) Take care.

Eemeli said...

Very elegant design. Love all those swirls and flourishes.

Hugs,
Eemeli

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Sitting here with a bad shoulder and would love to receive a card of this stature to cheer me up. It is a fantastic card very regal sophisticated and elegant. The gilding really pops.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a great card love everything on it I have label 20 can not wait to watch you on tv 3. Days to go thank you Tracy w x

Gail said...

Morning , what a elegant card! Lovely combination, label 20 and gilding flakes, which looks good on the black!
Gail C x

Cee Bee said...

hi Sue, so elegant and regal and gorgeous.
Love the card
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
brilliant card thank you take care Kitty

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely elegant card. Black and gold is always a great colour combo. Looking forward to Julia's and your shows. Bx

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous card so elegant, the gilding flakes are beautiful. Elizabeth x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, lovely classy card black and gold work so well together and the guilding flakes are an extra wow! great card.
Hugs
Jean D

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, the gilding flakes are gorgeous!
Thanks for the reminder about Julia's shows, I shall record/watch.
Hugs, Rose

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue elegant card, love the font and size of sentiment x

Rachel Taylor said...

A beautiful card today Sue ,i do love guilding flakes ! I shall be watching Julia eagerly !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, love the card this morning. Sally x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous. I love this card, the colours, the gilding flakes, the beautiful flower and the gorgeous tulle. Stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the gilded flake stamp on the black it really makes it stand out. Have already set the recorder for Julia.
Beverley W

Christine Harrop said...

Love Labels 20 but don't use it enough. The black and gold is so elegant. Beautiful card Sue. Christine x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW the card today is sooo elegant and stylish Sue, and it would be perfect for a male. I love the goldscript om the paper, it just make it look fantastic. Perfect work hun.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning everything about it is so gorgeous. We are being treated this week you and Julia on TV bringing us many wonderful products. I think my credit card will go into melt down. Have a good day. Love Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love using gilding flakes with a stamp it looks so luxurious. Beautiful card again today I am so glad your a happy clam lol. I have set my recorder for Julia's shows because I'll be at the hairdressers.
Hugs x
Heather T

Nanny Jo said...

Another stunning card, Sue...can't wait 'til Sunday!! Jo xx

Bosquie said...

Absolutely stunning card, yet again Sue. xX

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue X must try this . nice colours

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Very regal this morning I love it. Will try and watch Julia. Got my Papeterie DVD yesterday, so promised myself some time with it today, and the ironing of course!!

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, I really like gilding flakes. The new stamps look great

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Yes very regal and very elegant for today's gift.
I love the colours you have used and the format.
I must be the only one not used the gilding flakes yet but I have got round to using the gilding wax which I dearly love.
Crafting day for me today so I need your inspiration as mine seems to be absent for the moment.
Janet x

Clai01 said...

love the sneak peeks !

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Brilliant card. X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. The gilding flakes add that richness to it.
Audrey x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Fab card. Love the colours and the great design.
Have a good day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the gilding flakes on the stamped label.
Veronique L

LesleyW said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely elegant and sophisticated card. Loving the black and gold combo. x

auscrafts said...

love the colours of this card

Victoria said...

Another stunning card today. I like the way the dies 'grab' each other, very clever. Yes Sue, very tempted!

Anonymous said...

GOR-GE-OUS!! Thanks Sue. Mabex

Anonymous said...

Well done Rosemarie on getting Sue's DVD from Paperterie. Aren't we the lucky ones....NOW I just need Sue's energy as well as the talent. Anyone know where I can purchase that? Mabex

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
LOVELY CARD AGAIN THE GILDING FLAKES
LOOK REALLY GOOD.YOUR TALENT IS ENDLESS.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Elegant, classy and stunning. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great colours, would be suitable for male or female, love it

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I think today's card is very distinguished looking and would be a lovely card to send to someone who is very sophisticated and would get a funny card or even a pretty card. I have tubs upon tubs of those gliding flakes thingies and never thought of stamping with them for my Spellies. Its funny how sometimes it takes someone else to point something out before you get the light bulb above your head to go on. And its a play day, hee.hee.hee.
Thank you again Sue,
Love aand crafty hugs
Norah

Ann said...




Hi Sue

An Elegant Classy card today I love its stunning suitable for lots of occasions with different sentiments.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue I just love labels 20 too. Will be watching the shows xx hazel

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Good to use labels 20, it looks so good with the stamp.
Colours look Black and Cream on my PC..... so these are my go to colours, I love that blend with Gold!
Lovely card!

Marion said...

Hi Sue another lovely card ,will try and watch the shows .
Marion H

gwen70 said...

WOW Sue I love this, so elegant

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, this would be suitable for lots of men occasions too, with a change of sentiment.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

This card is a real winner Sue. I have these dies and love using them. Not uaed them with gilding flakes though, have never thought of that, so will be trying this out. Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas and looking forward to today's shows. YvonneMayxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
I love labels 20 and they are my go to die along with the aster flowers. You have excelled again today a fantastic card, love it all.
Lydia
X

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, An elegant sophisticated card today, love the black and gold, soooo dramatic, the gilding flakes really ping, not played with mine in a while. Will be watching Julia later, can feel my credit card twitching, you and Julia make me use it too much lol.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, this is a really elegant card, I love it. I think anyone, male or female, would enjoy this one.
Carole N x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card...I do love to play with gilding flakes! Carole Z X

hollyberry said...

Love this card,mind you gilding flakes are great on anything giving either a delicate shimmer or WOW factor.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card, you forget how lovely label 20 is! Must use it more often! love Jean xxx

Lacelady said...

It's well worth using labels 20 again, it's such a beautiful shape I don't think I will ever tire of it. Lovely card Sue.

Lindsay Martin said...

hehe, happy Clam, that made me chuckle... Lovely card I think the stamps that go with the dies sometimes just finish off a card.. xx

Jean Z said...

Love this card for any occasion, I love justrite stamps and labels 20 have quite a few of the stamps. love Jean Z xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, very elegant and can be used for many occasions.
Looking forward to Julia's shows
Hugs
Carol x

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. Just love Labels 20!
Erica x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card as usual Sue, it's very opulent and definitely a Wow card.

Hugs

CraftyJacq
xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, a very elegant card which would make anyone feeling under the weather very special. Love from Jackie D

nannapat said...

Now who wouldn't feel better if they received this card? Fabulous design Sue, very rich and elegant looking. Pat x

hotpotato said...

gorgeous card, looking forward to Sundays Create & Craft shows, then next weekend Ally Pally.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, very grand, I also love labels 20, I seem to go to them a lot. Take care Jess xx

Mac Mable said...

Gosh this is a great card. Love the colours, looks so expensive! x

Carol Sadler said...

This looks really lush, love the black and gold combo.

Debs A said...

Morning Sue WOW what a beautiful card i love it. Csnt wait till sunday to see what you have for us xx
Take care

Debs

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today. I'm so looking forward to Sunday's toolshed. Hugs Sonia x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Yet another great card ,i just love how you do your flowers

Elaine H X

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card.Really like the gilding flakes.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Well I'm a happy clam too, love labels 20 it was the first die I bought when I started card making 2 years ago and discovered your blog. Beautiful card, thank you
Best wishes, Pat

TOB said...

This is a lovely card to cheer someone up. Will give this a go. hugs x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
how regal looking is this card carnt wait for the shows oh what a happy bunny i will be lol.. hugs sarah xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card. Looking forward to watching Julia's shows today.

Clare x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a very elegant card this morning and I love the colour combo. Will be tuning in to watch Julia today.

Love Sheila xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

I absolutely LOVE this card. I often use text down the side of my cards. I really like the effect it gives. Looks so classy. Thank you for sharing.

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue (or Happy Clam),
Fab card, love the opulent colours, thank you

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, anyone would be thrilled to receive it. Looking forward to watching Julia later.
Love Jan x x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Very elegant and opulent looking with the black and gold.

Helen Barker said...

Very elegant card,could be used for many occasions just by changing the sentiment.
Helen Bx

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!!!!

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Ths card truly is very regal. Love the black and gold. Xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Lovely as always, cant wait for sunday. We're being spoiled this week with Julia on today as well.

Laura O said...

love the colours used in this card .The rose flower is great too.Laura O

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, the colours are gorgeous.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Love this card, and I particularly like the gilding flakes as it really makes the whole thing pop for me. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

lynda said...

Good morning Sue a very elegant card love the black and gold guiding flakes stunning,glade you have played with your labels 20 die set i could tell you had withdrawal symptoms lol
Hugs Lynda Brock xx
Good luck with your c&c shows Sunday & will tune in for Julia's show today.xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a beautiful card Sue, love the gilding flakes really have to use more of them. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Kate's Cards said...

A real special occasions card! Brilliant for big events!

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, stunning again today I soooo want to play but am a bit restricted at the moment. Still, at least I can look. Gorgeous cards this week.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! What a fantastic card making week this is turning out to be !! Today's card is gorgeous. The stamps, dies, colours, flowers, pearly swirls and background, I Love it all !! I love the look that gilding flakes give you. I always think they make the card look so much more classy and elegant !! Sort of Regal looking. I am going to see Julia's shows very soon. Keep these beautiful cards coming !! Lots of love Tres x x x

Vie Carter said...

Really beautiful card today Sue

Love these new goodies

Vie
x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card.

Are you going to be at Ali-Pali 21 - 22 Sept.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jill Liddle said...

Love these colours

snowqueen62 said...

Another beautiful card. Love the gilding flakes.
Hugs Sue x

magpie said...

Oh my! Another gorgeous elegant card Sue. Those gilding flakes do make the black card "pop." Just stunning and the Label 20 dies make it regal looking. Anyone who is poorly would certainly perk up after seeing this card. But as always it can have a different added sentiment that would suit any occasion. The wonderful Julia was with the wonderful Leonie today. The cards she made from the shoe stamps were lovely and no doubt will fly through the door..... but somehow I think there will be a lot of people too who will be holding onto their pennies until Sunday for some reason......! xx Love Karen xx

karenlotty said...

I'm a bit late posting today Overslept & work got in the way! I love the card I usually go for silver& black but just lately every card I make seems to be black & gold or black & copper! My latest "thing" is Engraving Board as per one of your earlier cards Emboss, sand - job done! Labels 20 is well & truly on my Need list

Pauline A said...

Afternoon Sue, Black and gold always looks great together and I adore the gilding flakes and use them on lots of my cards. Loved the idea of using the Fancy Tags 2 die to hold your sentiment in place. Just finished watching Julia's show and those shoe stamps are fabulous. Thanks for reminding us. Hugs Pauline A x

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Well this would certainly cheer me up if I was feeling unwell.
Love the gilding flakes.

Love Val x

Pam said...

Very suitable for today as I am off work ill. The card is lovely.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very lovely and elegant today.
happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

Hey PAM -
hope you're feel better soon, missed you this morning!! It doesn't seem right if you're not first in line.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card!! Yay my gorgeous roses are back, they are so wonderful!! Love Sam xxx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, simply brilliant. lol Lynne M x x x x

Vick said...

WOW Sue this is definitely a card for me I absolutely love it, love Black and gold together they always look so opulent, hugs and can't wait till you're on my tv, record button is ready and waiting Vick xxx
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Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. I really like the black and gold here. The dies are lovely too. So elegant'
love Jackie C XXX

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Wow! Another gorgeous card, I just love these stamps so beautiful. We want more!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Janice K said...

A classy looking card, beautiful. x

Jane said...

Very regal love the black and gold.

Jane xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Just love this look today. Gilding flakes always look lovely.

jeffrey bubbles said...

very DRAMATIC CARD TODAY sUE. WISH MY FLOWERS LOOKED AS GOOD AS YOURS ALWAYS DO. KATHY XXXX

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Nice one! Very elegant. Hugs, Carol S.xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
ANOTHER WOW CARD. THOSE FLAKES ARE VERY ADDICTIVE. BRILL JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Dawn Louise said...

Fabulous sue classy and great x

minx said...

Hi Sue, another stunning Card, I really do like the labels 20 dies, colours and card used are beautiful and go so well together. Hugs May xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, love the gilding flakes!!!

weefortune said...

Beautiful card today love black & gold/metallic E
xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Hi Sue, super card, love it

Margaret said...

Good evening Sue
Wow this is absolutely stunning I love labels 20 and this is super and no mistake. Such a luxurious and elegant look.
Margaret corgi owner

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the look of this card very sumptious feel to it. Will have to get my guilding flakes out more!
Alison B. x

Susan White said...

Lovely card again Sue - this would certainly make anyone feel better!

Thanks,Susan

Gillian xXx said...

I really love this the colours are gorgeous very elegant.
Gillian xXx

Gillian xXx said...

I really love this the colours are gorgeous very elegant.
Gillian xXx

cmu said...

Such an elegant card - well done!

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
A beautiful card, loving the black and gold.
Very elegant
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Black and Gold how very opulent, Such a beautiful card I just love it - will be giving this one a try, thank you for all your wonderful inspiration.
love Brenda Lel xxx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another fantastic card.
I bet you get fed up with my same comments but they are true You are an inspiration to so many
Black and gold works so well together
Good job I get payed tomorrow for Sundays show.
Take Care
Theresa x.

loftylass said...

Hi Sue - love the card and the colour combo - very regal. See you Sunday. tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, fabulous Get Well card - so rich and warming. Happy clam made me smile!

Hugs, Belinda. X

janet said...

I love it when you use dies I've got!! Great card.
Janet (Kent)

brenda said...

Hi Sue, I havn't used the guiding flakes with a stamp but will definitely give it a try. Love the colour combination, so elegant. X

Abuzz With Creativity said...

I really like the gilding flakes. Must get some ASAP! Well, when I'm next paid anyway! Thanks Sue :-) xxx

Sandy H said...

Lovely card.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue lovely elegant card, love the colours and really love Labels 20 too.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Sorry late comment. This is a stunning card very regal. Loving those roses, everything just ties in so beautifly. This has inspired me to get my guilding flakes out, I really must use them more often.
Kayleigh B xxx

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, managed to get wifi but hit n miss. Love the card.

Love June
xxx

Diane Mortimer said...

I love this card, I've seen so many Justrite stamps that go with these dies - these are my next purchase!
Huggles, Diane from Glasgow

mazzer said...

Lovely card and my favorite colors too. Hugs Marilyn xx