Monday, 6 March 2017

Just For You

/Hi bloggers!  Today's card has a bit of an antique or vintage feel to it I think.  I started with a piece of black card and embossed it with the Jacobean Floral embossing folder.  I used the debossed side of it and went over the top of it with Enchanted Gold Gilding Polish.  I lightly sanded the top and edges to give it a more distressed look.  Next I cut four of the Striped Swirl Edger, two in milk card and two in black.  I used the black ones as shadow for the milk card.  I then used the die on milk card twice and just embossed it and used the pattern to cut around the edges to add a solid piece for both of the borders.  I added mounting foam and cut a strip of double cream pearl and added them to the straight sides.  I attached them to the outer edges of the card.  For the focal element, I cut the Mauritius die twice with the decorative and outer cutting edge, once in milk and once in black.  I offset the black die cut behind the milk one.  I added a solid milk backing and attached it in the centre of the card.  I cut the next section in milk and backed it in black and mounted it in the middle and added my sentiment cut from the oval.  Milk, gold and black mats were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, brightens up my very cold dull Monday morning. Love the Mauritius die.
Steph, hope Andy is feeling better, you take care too.
Elaine, my daily hugs to you, Andrew and Helen, truly a family standing together.
Laine, it doesn't hurt to have a lazy day after you have been unwell. Yvonne, hope the migraine has gone now.
All this chat of paper strikers, tree huggers and rope strokers, has had me in stitches, you are a funny diverse bunch of ladies but that is what makes the world go round.
Tracey I hope you had a lovely day, your Graeme is definitely a star.
Hugs to all missing and poorly friends, missing you all.
Have a good day everyone. said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card so different, Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hettygarlick said...

That's a beautiful classy card. I like using the embossed side of things sometimes, and with the gilding polish on it this looks lovely. Love the Mauritius die too. It's one of my favourites.

auscrafts said...

Love the Mauritius die ,beautiful card

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue

This is a very decadent card and so beautiful

June x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card! At first, I thought you had used backing paper from your stash, then read that you had used gilding polish on an embossed piece of card! Wow! It's beautiful............. now where's my gilding polish lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, I think that my iPad is sulking as it won't show your pictures but it reads beautifully, so I will come back to it later. I was so happy that I could blog early too. Enjoy your day everyone. Wrap up warm. Hugs X P Austen

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
How rich and luxurious looking your card is today. The black shadows always bring out the designs so well, really must have a play with my edgers, they look so lovely.
Muriel x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is lovely, and as you say it does have a vintage look, very filigree and lacy. Have a great day all. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Another week begins here Sue. Can't think of any better way to start my Monday.
Thank you Pam.
As soon as today's card loaded into my phone my first thought was that this looks strong and almost regal like, the way you've designed the dies that sit on that wonderful background so strong looking makes the whole sample look majestic. Isn't it strange how there are over 100 comments left each day and we all see something different. Wow. I love this card, and your inspiration.
Have a good day Sue, duty calls, but not before I leave you with a hug xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunner of a card today, yes like the vintage look and the stripped edger and Mauritius dies complete this really nicely.

Had busy weekend made (of finished off) 7 birthday/anniversary cards, including the candy machine, so it is off to the post office today, I am hoping it will arrive at my granddaughters without getting broken.

I have a gp visit, just routine, this morning and then off for a luxury afternoon tea with the other 3 ladies who all had their knees replaced the same time as me, it will be lovely to catch up with them again and compare.

Keep up all this hilarious banter ladies, it makes my day.

Special hugs to all that need them, yes you know who you are.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Chris said...

Hi Sue
A lovely vintage looking card, I love what you have done with the embossing and gilding polish.
Chris xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A very opulent looking card today, using the debossed side of the card for the background gives it a different look.
I'm on Pam's echo wagon again today. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

A Good Monday Morning Sue.
Beautiful,to me these dies really make this card look just like antique lace.
Jan x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, love the look of the polished black card background xx

Craftynetty said...

A very classy, elegant card today Sue.

Unknown said...

Wonderful antique style card! Love gilding polish. Debra x