Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Miss You

Hello there my crafty friends!  I got out the gilding flakes for today's card.  I started by covering a piece of coconut white card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled off the backing and coated it with Sunlight Speckle gilding flakes and used a rubit scrubit pad to refine them, taking off any excess bits.   I cut the Miss You mini expression out of the centre of the background (to use later).   From Ivy Garden Background, I cut it and used the four ivy corners from it and glued them into place in the corners of the gilded background.  Next I cut the Sophia die three times in white.  I cut two of them in half and then backed the third one with a white backing.  I used the cut halves around the outside of the solid backed Sophia die.  I added it to the centre of the card with foam.  Next I stamped the Butterfly Circle Stamp To Die For with Flake and Glitter glue.  I used gilding flakes over the top and refined them, removing the excess flake.  I cut the stamped image out with the circle from the Ivy Garden then mounted it in the centre of the card.  I cut the small lattice section from that die set and added it with a white backing.  I added the sentiment (cut earlier) to the middle of the card.  I completed the card with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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116 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! So gorgeous!!! Love that centre frame and the gold gilding flakes effect!!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

WOW! What a way to start the day. Such a regal and elegant card that says opulence. Gilding flakes really create an impact and with the dies that you have chosen today, you really have a magnificent card. This card would make anyone think that they were extra special.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I'm speechless. This sample is a vision of beauty and sheer luxury, now this would come under the heading of a very special card for someone very special. Absolutely stunning Sue.
Have a great day full of great things xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the effect that the gilding flakes give.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous, elegant very special card.
Jan

Karen Drew said...

Oh Wow! Love the effect of gilding flakes. They make a card look so rich. Stunning card
Luv
Karen xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

A gorgeous card. It would make a lovely Golden Wedding anniversary card I think. Such a pretty die.

Have a great day
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much a beautiful card so pretty.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very very lovely.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, an absolutely stunning creation today. Love the stamped image with the gilding flakes. Have a good day everyone. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today, love the gilding flakes, elegance personified

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

catherine lyons said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card love. thd guilding flakes.
Catherind V94 xx

Debra K. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I just love holding flakes and they look especially lovely used with the butterfly stamp. Debra x

rosiejt said...

You and your ivy!!! It's a lovely card.

Marion Scott said...

Such a beautiful card Sue, love the gilding flakes.
Marion S x

Narrowboat girl said...

This is stunning Sue. White & gold are such a classy combination, made even more luxurious because of the gilding flakes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the gilding flakes and the white contrasts beautifully with it. The ivy dies are great.

Barbara V

Jan Sayer said...

Such a beautiful creation made with lovely dies and set off by the gilding flakes.
Jan
Northampton

Barbara Gosden said...

Wow, Sue, stunning card. Opulent, gorgeous, elegant.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
WOW! What an opulent and striking design, I particularly like the contrast between the metallic and white colours. I really MUST get the Ivy Garden die set. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card today love the colour with the gilding flakes

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them

Have a good day all and stay safe

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, I do love it when you use gilding flakes on your cards. They make it look a really expensive card. Coupled with the Ivy Garden dies it makes a card with a definite WOW factor. Love it. Hugs xx Pauline

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue x xhazel

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card, very opulent.

Michele

Sandy G said...

Very classy card Sue. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! What a stunning card, the gilding flakes make it very opulent! Beautiful dies used and the White card shows the gilding flakes off!
Hugs x
Heather T

Chris Curry said...

A lovely, classy card Sue. Another way to see how one die can be used too. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is so elegant just love it, Love Jean Z xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the use of the gilding flakes gives a expensive look to the card.
Lydia
x

stitchingranny said...

Wow, wow, wow, I think this one wins Gold. A stunning card today Sue.

Hugs Helen xx

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning golden card I love the opulence of these holding flakes. Lovely card

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant & exquisite card today, definitely one for special occasions or very special people. Yvonne xx

Anne said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. What a beautiful card this morning Sue. This has to be the one you go to for someone special. And
The gliding flakes......well ...... speechless. I love that it can be used for any occasion too. Thankyou for sharing Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue!
This is definately more like your usual cards Love it!
Love Marg

BenteS said...

So beautiful and elegant!
Love the effect of the gilding flakes :))

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh My !!! Gold and white are such a classic combination and your card shows maximum effect with them. It is gorgeous !! The Ivy looks fabulous and Sophia looks amazing in your usual cut and rearrangements of your dies. I had almost forgotten about gilding flakes due to total preoccupation with pixie powders, we are so spoilt aren't we?
Hugs
Muriel x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are just amazing. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is just stunning. The gilding flakes and the white look very royal and elegant. Love it. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Scottydog said...

Opulent has to be the word for such a beautiful Sue Wilson signature card. Love it! Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,
Wow, such an elegant card for a dull Wednesday here in West Sussex.
The dies you have chosen and the addition of gilding flakes all add up to make the perfect card.
Lesley S x

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

Beautifully rich and decadent! This one goes straight to the 'luxury' card bracket.

Croquet Queen x

Anonymous said...

Very elegant card this morning, I love it. Hugs WALES FOR EVER. xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A very classy card. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

This reminds me of really heavy lace and brocade, a perfect combination just adore this one.


Heather R Oxfordshire

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

Oh my, a very elegant card, love the gilding flakes.
I have pots full of them and usually forget to make a background with them until you remind me once again.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunner!...like Muriel I've been so busy playing with the Pixies that the Gilding Flakes went on the back burner but time to get them out again - and thank you for the reminder that I can stamp with the F/G glue too, so useful to be able to do that, turns any stamp into something with the Wow factor...

Julie laz - so glad to read that you're on the mend and what a shock for your poor hubby and son...had to smile though that you had the whole ward crafting as soon as you recovered consciousness...attagirl!

Izzy

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. The white and gold is gorgeous.

Teresa

Donita Naylor said...

The whole thing seems too hard. But I might try your trick with cutting Sophia three times and then two of them in half. And suddenly I'm in love with the Butterfly Circle stamp.

Thank you for this treat.
Best,
Donita

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
WOW card this morning , the stunning effect from the gilding flakes is amazing. The coconut white card really brings the design together. This would be a card for someone special.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all....... Wendy

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a beauty Sue, FABULOUS use of the gilding flakes and its so easy to do too. Got to have a go myself. Thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Clai01 said...

lovely card as always. x

Ruth Kidd said...

This is stunning Sue - I love the gilding flakes, and those ivy corners are just perfect.
It is tipping down with rain here this morning, so I think a day in the craft room is called for!
Hugs, Ruth x

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue I love this one my son has his silver wedding anniversary in June I think in silver this would be perfect the die is beautiful
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue, just perfect!What a great use of gilding flakes!

Maggie B xx

Kate's Cards said...

Very sumptuous xxxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue wow what a stunning card the gilding flakes are so gorgeous I love the butterfly stamp
Julie Laz sorry to hear you've been in hospital glad you're recovering well now

dmj from kett said...



This is stunning!! A lovely typical Sue card,




Doreen x

gwen70 said...

Truly beautiful Sue xx

Susan Battensby said...

Wow this is so beautiful Sue.
Always wanted to try gilding flakes but never have been brave enough.
Going to give this a go when funds allow.
x

Jackie Durrant said...

Oh my Sue, what a beautiful card. I had been resisting buying any more dies but I really like the garden ivy die so much I am going shopping for it now that you have used it again! Love from Jackie xx

sued99 said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card. X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card and I love the gilding flakes, must get the stamps to go with the ivy garden Die. Enjoyed all of Phil's shows with your new dies

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning, I love it. Suitable for anyone on any occasion and just by changing the colour of the flakes it would especially suit some of the special anniversaries.

Julie L - what an awful time for you and your family but I am so pleased to see you back as that must mean that you are getting better.

Frances

ursula said...

Oh wow, such an elegant card, I do love gilding flakes and this is just a perfect example of how great they are...thank you Sue, it is beautiful....luv Ursula xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant and opulent with the gilding flakes and the lovely intricate dies you have used.

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card Very opulent and. a lovely reminder to bring out the gilding flakes

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Nice card, but just a little busy for me
Margaret from Huddersfield x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning with the gilding flakes.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

I think the gilding flakes are so beautiful and fun to use when making cards.

Jan D., FL, USA

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, was in the middle of making some cards when I realised I hadn't checked your blog. I am using the lovely Ivy garden dies for the cards I am making so now you have inspired me to use gilding flakes on the next one I do! Stunning card. Love Jean xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful and opulent card today. It’s lovely. Like other I’ve neglected my gilding flakes in favour of newer products. I will have to remedy that soon!

Love Helen xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Gold and lacy what's not to like.
Julie I am glad you are on the mend

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
WOW What a beautiful opulent card this is - It really is gorgeous.
Hugs Brenda XXX

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue another gorgous card loveing the guilding flakes that reminds me to get mine out &use
HUG'S Lynda xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog For 2016
Today’s Card Is “WOW WOW WOW” Rich/Opulent I Truly Love It!!! Your Breakdown
Is Superb You’ve Explained Everything So Very Well..................
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Piercing Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Coconut White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression A4 Sticky Adhesive Sheet”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Sunlight Speckle Gilding Flakes”
“Rangers Rubit Scrubit Pad”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Butterfly Circle Stamp To Die For”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Flake/Glitter Glue”
“Creative Expression White Self Adhesive Flat Backed Pearls”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Dies For 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Miss You Die” (From The Mini Expression Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Ivy Garden Die Set” (From The Background Collection 5 Cutting Dies”
“Sue Wilson’s Sophia Die Set” (From is Frames/Tags Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Phenomenal Card By Covering A Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card With A
Sticky Adhesive Sheet, You Peeled Of The Backing Then Coated It With Sunlight Speckle Gilding Flakes Also You
Used A Rubit Scrubit To Refine The Gilding Flakes Removing Any Excess Particles...
Then You Cut Out The Miss You From The Mini Expression Collection Out Of The Centre Of The Background
(To Use At A Later) From The Ivy Garden Background You Cut It Out Using Coconut White Foundation Card Then
Gluing The Four Ivy Corners To Your Gilded Background...............
Sue, Next You Cut The Sophia Die Three Times You Cut Two Of Them In Half Backing, The Third With Coconut White
Foundation, You Glued The Cut Halves Around The Outside Of The Solid Backed Sophia Die, You Added It To The
Centre Of The Card With Mounting Foam.
Sue, Next You Stamped The Butterfly Circle Stamp To Die For Using The Flake/Glitter Glue You Then Used The
Same Gilding Flakes As The Background Then Refined It Removing Excess Flakes, You Cut Out The Stamped Image
From The Circle Within The Ivy Garden Background Die Set Then You Mounted This To The Centre Of The Card
You Cut The Small Lattice Section From That Die Set Adding It With A Coconut White Foundation Card Backing
You Then Added The Sentiment Which You’d Cut Out From The Centre Of Your Background You Glued This To
The Middle Of Your Card Then Added Mounting Foam To Your Background Then A White/White Mat/Layer Which Includes
Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Thank You For Sharing Sue Today’s Card Is So Luxurious.................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Gorgeous, I think I have just found my Daughters Birthday Card for this year. I think it has a wonderful rich, luxurious style. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Thank you. Must get out the gilding flakes again.

Sue MacFall said...

Gilding flakes never fail to produce a stunning effect. Thank you Sue.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue this is very pretty and very rich.
Wendy x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful card today everyone’s loveing it at the hospital, I’ve had some orders lol,
Thanks for your kind wishes, crafty hugs to all Julie laz xxx

Anonymous said...

Simply elegant. I love the combination.

Gina n' SC

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the gilding flakes are gorgeous and look stunning as a background for your dies x thank you Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Uhmmmm, a full background covered in Gilding Flakes. I like it. Awesomely beautiful card design.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, really like every thing that you have used,I do enjoy using guilding flakes
Thanks for the idea,
Best wishes
Karen M

Pawprintx4 said...

This card is knock out gorgeous and I am thinking I will attempt a card for my daughter with it for their anniversary. This is definitely a Sue Wilson perfect card.
Julie, glad to hear your are converting other patients to Wilsonettes!
Everyone, a great afternoon,
Stephanie

Suemac said...

Another stunning card.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful and classy post...

Sandie Braithwaite said...

So lovely with the gilding flakes behind.

CraftyJo said...

So pretty and classy in the gold and white.

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh my word Julie you don't do things by half do you love ?!! Pleased to read you seem to be doing well now, what a terrible shock for your family, thank God your son and husband know how to administer CPR ☺

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. There is something about white and gold that makes creations appear to be so opulent and this card certainly demonstrates that.

Lisbeth

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Love the gilding flakes and I am so happy to see Sophia again. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs from 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
Carmen-Dorothy

Janet Wilson said...

Such a beautiful card

lovestamping said...

What a lovely card. Must find my building flakes.

lovestamping said...

Lovely card. Must look out my gilding flakes again!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous and stunning card. I love the gilding flakes effect.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is absolutely stunning, i love how you have used the sophia die,
this is one that it is on top of my wish list and the ivy garden die corners finishes
of the card perfectly.
I must get the sunlight speckle gilding flakes too, i just love the look from it.

Viki Banaszak said...

Wowzers!!!!! This card is absolutely a stunner! So elegant and pretty.

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!!!!!!!!
The gilding flakes are gorgeous.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card....I need to get my gilding flakes out now!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Nana on the Hill said...

This card is simply stunning, l love it!

Betty McAlister said...

Simply beautiful. Love it xx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
This card is gorgeous, so elegant and stunning. Love the dies used and the way you have used them.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

Eunice said...

WOW!!! what a gorgeous card Sue, those gilding flakes are stunning! They definitely make the card and any die that you use is magnificent!

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and colours. I cant understand how you can drop so quickly in the ranks if everyone is still watching you site. Do they only watch or comment when you issue new dies. Your cards are great every day and although I didn't get to comment in the last couple of days I haven't been near my computer. Hope people start coming back all the time. A

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card,and if it's a competition between Pixie Powders and Gilding Flakes,... well, time would say who are my favourites (sort of)
I love your Ivy Garden b/grd, it is just gorgeous.
hugs, Rose

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card. I don't have the dies you've used today but this beautiful background has reminded me that I really should get the gilding flakes out again. Since I became addicted to pixie powders they've taken a back seat.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

Love today's card. The gilding flakes on the stamped butterflies is so eye catching. Thank you again for sharing your inspirations.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning Sue, great job you did.

gr karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. I've had gilding flakes for a couple of years but never got around to using them - this card has prompted me to get them out and use them. WakeyL

Marie P from Longridge said...

.hello again Sue.
I've not yet used gilding flakes although I did buy some more than a year ago. Seeing this gorgeous card may be the stimulus I need to at least give them a try. Mind you, I also now have quite a few Pixie Powders and I haven't tried those either. I think I'm afraid to try them which is quite stupid I know.
I fell in love with this card as soon as I saw it. Thank you so much for all you do for us.
Marie P.

lindyloo12 said...

What a beautiful card, it is absolutely stunning!

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous card!