Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Discover Art

Hi bloggers!  One way to use the Typewriter Grid die is as a complete background with the letters embossed into it! It works well with all the Industrial Chic Collection to create beautiful cards!

The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Jan.moogie said...

Wow you are really into steam punk cards and with a couple of your butterflies (steampunk of course) I could use this fabulous card, so thanks Sue, love it. Have a great day.hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A different card today.Love it.
Jan x

DeCor said...

A gre as t versatile card...not too much punk.just enought. Like it lots.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really great card, love the die. Will have to catch up with the video later. Have a good day everyone, stay warm. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I can imagin that a lot of work went into this art work but it's just not me I'm afraid. Who'd have thought that when I first found your blog with pearls flowers bows etc your style would have changed so much, that's a sure sign of endless talent. I can't think there will be many that aren't sure about your sample but we all have our likes and dislikes on the craft scene. Thanks for the lovely comments yesterday it was so confidence boosting and kind and unexpected, I'm still buzzing from my great day at market lol - sorry ☺
Really enjoyed catching up with your recent shows Sue, more of today.
We're white over like many this morning, it may look pretty but I'm going nowhere appointment will be cancelled, so stay safe wrap up extra warm or better still stay home if you can and take a craft day lol
Sending hugs and thanks your way Sue xxx

JAO said...

Great card Sue.

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a great card so very different.
I shall watch the video later.
Take care and keep warm, safe travels.Kitty.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
This is a real male card, colours and style, I am not usually a fan of steam punk but I think this is "structured" enough to like it.
Really enjoyed your demos on Hochanda Sue, lots of ideas, may even go back and watch the first again if it is still available.
Had first play with pixie powders yesterday, great fun and not too bad a result for a first try. Just to make up a card using it now.
Glad you had such a good market day too Steph, Sue's dies and ideas are so far ahead of anyone else for sure. Keep warm and safe all, we are seeing about your arctic weather on the news
Muriel x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Unknown said...

Very striking! Debra x

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Very artsy and totally different!

Krafty Runner x

hollyberry said...

Really elegant steam punk card today.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today, and have so enjoyed your shows, got snow which has settled so I doubt if we will get out today, so wrap up warm and be careful if you do have to venture out.

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

Marion Scott said...

Lovely card Sue. Managed to catch up on your shows yesterday, some great tips and full of inspiration. Will keep these recordings.
We have a sprinkling of snow this morning on the coast of West Sussex but I believe Thursday will be our bad day. Stay safe and keep warm everyone.
Marion S x

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x x hazel

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Lovely card today im not into steam punk but this does look nice

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all, wrap up and and stay safe
Hunnymummy54 from MK

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, quite different.


Chris Curry said...

An interesting Card Sue. Not sure I’d have a go at it but I do appreciate the results. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Great background love the combination with the dogs and ironwork

Sandy G said...

Fabulous card Sue. Love steampunk, it’s so versatile. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
An interesting card but not a style I'd do.
B xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card I see this as a male card... may be different pastel colours would be for females... I have some of the steam punk dies but but not the ones you have used..... I really can't make my mind up about this one though. The work you put into these dies and samples is unbelievable.... and therefore you can make anything look brilliant. Sending warming wishes to everyone this very cold and snowy winters morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Suemac said...

Not sure about this one.

Anne said...

Sorry, Sue, this not for me.
Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this isn't a card I would make but it is very striking and such a great card for a man. I'm amazed at the variety of cards you design and the ideas you come up with - such great imagination. Sending best wishes

stitchingranny said...

Not sure about this, I like all the individual elements but put together it just doesn't do it for me. Sorry Sue.

Hugs Helen xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Not into steam punk myself, but I know that it's very popular with many. Great for a man.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very Different not too sure about the empty front, something else instead of the words on front maybe, but very creative. love Jean Z xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

You're really letting your imagination fly just lately, I'm loving all the inspirational cards you've posted over the past couple of weeks and this one is so different to what we would normally call a "Sue card" but the more I look at it the more I like it...

Muriel - I first tried Pixie Powders about a year ago when my sister brought some down for me to try out and just like most people I ended up flooding the card so the final result was a bit wishy-washy...but I kept the piece and came across it when starting my craft room clear-out a couple of weeks ago and thought I'd try it with some new Sue dies and was surprised at how good it looked behind a decorative cut...so went straight online and ordered some Pixies for myself and have now ordered a couple more that had sold out when I placed the first order and have been having a blast playing with them...I've refined my spritzing technique to keep the colours really vibrant but I'm not frightened to add more if I want a muted effect...so my tip is never to bin any PP background, there's no such thing as a wasted Pixie sheet!...have fun...


June Horrocks said...

Lovely card I know lots of people who would love this great shows sue lovely to see you I hope one day I will see you in person
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Amazing card to day and its so nice to see something different. There is so many different back grounds you can create with the typewriter grid die from Pretty colours in the back ground and adding flowers to the steam punk theme.
Looking forward to watching the video a little later.

Unknown said...

Almost forgot about that typewriter alphabet. The circles do make an interesting background. The outer edge of the Industrial Chic background seems like a zipper, doesn't it. I like all the words in the set with Discover except for the vertical Art. It doesn't read enough like a word. When I first saw this sample, I though it just said Discover. I might try cutting the letters apart and using them horizontally.

I'm a little confused about embossing the letters behind the circles. I'll have to watch that part again. I could have used a little more explanation there. The die and plate and mat and paper were flying too fast for me to follow. Knowing me, I'd emboss the letters backwards.

I do think the end result is handsome. There are few occasions I can imagine that would warrant sending a card to a guy exhorting him to Discover Art. Maybe if he's about to be dragged on a tour of Europe's castles and cathedrals, or if he's going off to study painting in Paris. We could just as easily substitute Happy Birthday or get well or congratulations.

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Best, Donita

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great card today and with a change of sentiment would make a really good card for those difficult men.


Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Love your card today, something totally different.
I think it's great to mix it up every now and again rather than stick to the same style
all the time. Whatever style you choose your cards are always fabulous.

BenteS said...

Great card!
So different from your "usual" style, but love it :))

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Love steampunk style cards as they are great for men's cards .Yvonne xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

This is a great card for the guys.
Rosemary xx

Theresa said...

i think that would work well with kraft card instead of gold card and would be more grungy then. great card, hugs xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue A very different card today I like the typewriter die used as zone background bit am not so sure about the words
Hope you are all keeping warm

Sue MacFall said...

Very different, Sue. Am not sure about it - I will have to study it more !!!

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, gosh! How do you keep coming up with such unusual designs. I wasn't sure about steampunk cards to begin with but they have grown more and more on me . Still hoping to get your steampunk butterfly and dragonfly. 1keeping my fingers crossed that the weather men have made a mistake regarding more snow. It's quite hot here today but my thoughts are with you. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I absolutely love this !! I really must get this die, 'Steampunk' is my favourite.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
Amazing card today not to sure about the words will watch the video later.
Catherine V94 Xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Really different with the typewriter background and the steam punk dies you have used. Ideal for the men in our lives.

Laura O said...

Fantastic card sue. Love the typewriter die and the steampunk is fantastic too. Laura O Springfield

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is another stunning creation. There really are endless possibilities with your dies. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Steph Cotterill said...

Even if it looks pants I beg anyone not to throw it away, use your various flower died, stand back then you'll be stunned not disappointed ☺

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Well this is interesting like a few others would have to change the sentiment and there is to much open space but I like the embossing detail.
Myra I am glad you are feeling better I use a spare bedroom as a craft room but kept the bed which is now piled high with boxes of different coloured card.

Jeannie said...

Interesting and unusual, still unsure why I would use the wording but love the circle background! Xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Great card will watch the video later!
Hugs x
Heather T

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a fabulous card, and that background die is so versatile, you have put such a lot of thought to make maximum use of versatility. And I love the cogs.............
Hugs, Rose

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x elegant punk !!! Love the dies and colours you have used and can't wait to watch the video later x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

CraftyJo said...


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Back In Place Then You Embossed This, So When It Came Back Out The Fantastic Alphabet Was Embossed On The
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You Had Already Created Your Main Card Of Coconut Antique Gold Pearl Lustre/White/Antique Gold Pearl Lustre
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Scottydog said...

Something different today, but really not sure, however it would be great for a man! I don’t have any steam punk dies but did like your butterfly &dragonfly because they were different &ideal add to a gardening card for men. I like the way you can be so girly with your samples one day & so punky/masculine the next day! You are so versatile & clever, how do you do it? Thanks Sue.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very different but beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A lovely Steampunk card today. I don’t remember seeing the typewriter grid before. Must have missed that one. But love the cogs.

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Sue The grid makes a lovely background I might try this with the alphabet grid

Suzzette Yandle said...

You are showing another strong card design style in your crafting. Something for everyone.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
A very different card. I wasn't sure if I like it or not at the begging but once I watched the video I decided that yes, I liked it. I am not sure how many people will enjoy receiving a card like this. It is not for everybody. Thanks for sharing and for another informative video.
Hugs from cold Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Pawprintx4 said...

I will agree with Stephanie C on this....really not on my list of favorite Sue Wilson cards. Sorry. I know it would be a hit with some though and differences are what make the world go around.
I am enjoying all my newest Sue Wilson dies. They are so amazing. I did order the one day special on Hochanda. Can't wait for my order to arrive as I'll go ahead and do Mother's Day cards early plus many birthdays coming up in a few months. Your demos are always inspiring and I watch all your You Tube videos....will get to this and see what Donita means about embossing the letters.
Everyone, have a wonderful day. Sunny here.
Stephanie K

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

What a very modern card. Very inspirational and a great one for the men.

Hope you are safe and warm. Hugs Brenda xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, for what is basically a steampunk design I actually find this card rather elegant. Not one that I would make but I can still admire it.


Tressa said...

And interesting card although not totally to my taste. I do like the way in which the typewriter die has been used as a stand-alone background and is left largely uncovered to show it off.


Littlelamb said...

Great card today Sue. Thank you. I have some of your steampunk dies but not the ones used today. Take care everyone.

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card, so different!!

ursula said...

Brilliant card Christina, love it that you have shown us so many male cards of late, something I always struggle with, this is great....thank you...luv Ursula xx

sued99 said...

I really like the clean look of this card. X

Narrowboat girl said...

A completely different look Sue. Not really my style but maybe I should digress from the norm

Berina RGA said...

I love this card. Love the clean look.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
While I'm not into Steampunk I do like this card and I love that you show us something different everyday. Thank you for the great video too.

Myra I'm sure there's nothing awful lurking under the bed haha but good luck with the revamped craft room. Please tell Maureen I was asking for her and miss her

Love and hugs to everyone

dmj said...

I'm like some of the others; not too sure about
this, not a card I would make, in fact, not sure
who I'd send it too, but can appreciate the work
gone in to making it,

Doreen x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it...Has a vintage feel about it and uses some of my favourite dies...

Barbara said...

Like the background on this card but the ART die just doesn't do it for me I find it hard to make out. I do like steampunk and love the rest of the card.

Unknown said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Well, i just love the steampunk style and cant tell you enough just how much i appreciate watching you release your inner grunge. I have learned so much from you in your tutorials and whilst it isn’t everybody’s cup of tea i find it a refreshing change from the norm and your signature style.....you are showing us the length and breadth of your talents and for that i am grateful.
This card is gorgeous, a real feast for the eyes and i would love to display it on my sideboard, i hope you enjoyed creating it as much as i have enjoyed soaking it in:-)
Sorry i missed yesterdays post but i was so exhausted after yesterdays hospital visits that i just watched Emmerdale and Corrie before collapsing into bed! It was a round trip taking 10hrs and i found myself marvelling at the poor people who make this trip everyday to the Beatson for radiotherapy and chemo, they are so brave. Meanwhile, i have been fit for nothing today and struggled to focus my bleary eyes on daytime tv and Escape to the Country, how sad is that?:-)
Frances, Darcey didn’t behave herself and requested as only she can for a feed at 1am, tried ignoring her but boy is she persistent:-) Managed to get up and ready for the ambulance though so. There is a God:-)
Carmen, Yvonne sent me her creation Special Delivery just in case it went missing like the Birthday card she sweated over. I was so excited on the big reveal, expecting a vision of loveliness......boy was i disappointed though! She used Sues cocktail glass dies in a nod to my former hellraising past, applied copious amounts of glitter to cover her mistakes no doubt then framed it all for good measure.....i was anticipating a more inventive recreation of one of Sues excellent samples, that way you are guaranteed a crowd pleaser but she decided to risk using her own dubious talents, her first big mistake!:-) it was colourful, i’ll Give her that but Sue needn’t worry about the competition:-) Seriously though, I loved it and it cheered me up immensely!
Myra, glad you’re feeling better honey, good luck with tackling the bed...with your legendary ineptitude at cleaning there will no doubt be decades of muck to contend with!:-) I hope you broke the news to Saba gently, she’s very sensitive about her varicose veins:-)
Busy day tomorrow getting my hair done and yet another hospital appointment.....the snow has already started and with all the amber warnings on the news advising us to stay at home goodness knows what i will face in the morning.......
Huge hugs to all my blog besties and missing buddies, please come back to us soon, you are missedxxx

Love and crafty hugs


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I’m so late I’ve been chatting on the phone -well more listening really! As you know I don’t say much!!
Today’s card I am not overly excited about but it’s not all about me! I can see the work, effort and talent there - it’s just not to my taste!
We are all different!
Crewe Trish - thanks for the good wishes - that’s the problem with beds they are large areas on which to pile stuff! That’s why the bed is going!!
Laine - I may get a surprise when I move it but I try to clean at least once a year, whether the house needs it or not!! Kidding!!
I told Saba! Glad all went well yesterday but what a long tiring day! As you say some folks do it daily!

Pat L - Maureen sends her love! Thank you for having faith in my cleanliness! Lol!

Well I’m off to bed now before I turn into a pumpkin!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xx

Eunice said...

A very different look to this card Sue, don't really know where I stand yet but that is okay.

Latenight SandyH said...

Interesting design but this card is not to my taste. It's just too dark for me.
Take care everyone.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hi Sue,

A bit of a different card today. I not really sure how I feel about the Steampunk dies but I guess you could call this card Steampunk elegance. I know that you have a lot of fans who really like this style.

Have a wonderful day.


Viki Banaszak said...

This is such an awesome card! I love this one! What a fun design.

Unknown said...

Hello Sue

This is a very dramatic and arty card simply gorgeous.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Yorkie girl said...

Very different Sue. I am not a fan of grunge but you do it so well
Thanked care folks
Theresa G xx

Fikreta said...

so very pretty card!