Monday, 14 May 2018

Miss You

Hello there my crafty friends!  Today's card started with a piece of slate grey card and I embossed it with the 3D folder called Sublime Swirls.  Next I used some Silver Dreams gilding polish over the top of it.  I also used the Enchanted Gold gilding polish on parts of it to give a two tone shimmery effect.  I cut the Ivy Garden Background piece and used two of the ivy corners from it, adding a light bit of gold polish to the edges of the leaves before gluing them in opposite corners/  I cut the Flora die out of milk card and added gold gilding polish to it as well.  I glued 3mm cream pearls in all the flower centres then added it to the middle of the card with foam. I cut the middle of the Ivy Garden Background in milk card and backed it in milk and added it to the centre of the Flora die.  I cut a couple of the Miss You mini expression out of slate grey card and stacked them together then glued them to the centre of the card.  Milk and Slate Grey mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Such beautiful card. The slate grey really makes that centre die stand out. Gorgeous!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and the folder looks great. love Jean Z xxx

Jan.moogie said...

You are using one of my favourite dies here Sue, the flora die, it is fabulous. Needless to say this is an awesome card, thanks for sharing and have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
The 3D embossing folder really makes the beautiful flora stand out- not that it needs much help it is so lovely. Beautiful card today
Happy Monday everyone
Muriel x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I have this 3D embossing folder it's absolutely gorgeous and one of my favourites! I love today's card the gilding wax really adds to the beauty of the folder. The dies used are so pretty making an awesome card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. The way you have used the embossing folder gives a very luxurious background. Pat x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely car today. Hope your weekend went well.

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

CraftyCoffey said...

Really lovely card today, fantastic embossing on it.


TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card love the moody dark grey x

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a lovely card and the 3D embossing is certainly enhanced with the gilding polish. Beautiful.
Marion S x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful shimmering card.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Really love that embossing folder. It is so special you really don't have to add too much else to the card.


Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I love this card Sue. And the Embossing is beautiful. I have not used the polishes yet.... not quite confident enough and I would have to see a tutorial first. But I would love to create this. And my favourite lady Flora is there in all her glory. Beautiful. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Debra K. said...

Fab card design! Not overly keen on the colour combination, not sure about the dark masculine colour of the background with the lovely delicate die cut in the centre but hey we all can't love the same things. Debra x

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I love everything about this sample. Your photos show beautifully how 'powerful' this folder can be for a male's card but equally pretty and elegant with a colour change or mixed media change or technique change to use for a female's card. I don't have much of an artistic eye but I'm thinking that maybe with a delicate letterpress technique with some delicate bling, this folder could work as a wedding/anniversary background ? Anyway all in all its a stunning samples.
I hope all our overseas blog family had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday and if you couldn't be together that you spoke with each other and those like a few of us here spent personal times thinking of the wonderful mother that shared your life.
Have a lovely sunny happy day. Isn't it lovely what the sun does to lift spirits and mind ☺ xxx

Chris Curry said...

Not sure about the grey colour Sue, maybe the photo doesn’t do it and the polish justice, but I love the card as a whole. The flora die is one of my many favourites. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Another beautiful card, the 3D background really stands out and is on my wishlist! x

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Love this folder. It was a must have!

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue x xhazel

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning Sue. Haven’t got the Flora die, but think I need it.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. The embossing folder is sublime and the polish really brings it out.

Barbara V

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card, love the dimension from the embossing folder, and the gilding polish really enhances it. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Jan Sayer said...

Love the dies you’ve used. Pretty card.

stitchingranny said...

Not so keen today Sue, think it may just be the colours that don't appeal as I love both the floral and ivy leave dies.

Hugs Helen xx

Anne said...

This card reminds that I should you use gilding polishes more often. A lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

karenlotty said...

This is a card I’d like to see in the flesh as it looks very dark on my screen I love the concept and especially the two tones of gilding polish

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Beautiful card this morning, love that 3D Embossing folder and the dies you have used.
It would also look great in other different colour combinations.
Lesley S x
Sunny West Sussex

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the flora die and I love the Embossing folder going to order that one.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Little Flora holds her own surprisingly well against that stunning embossed background and I love the little pearls on each flower and the two-tone gilding polish...great card!


Tressa said...

I am in two minds about this. Whilst I like the design I am not so sure about the colour thought it might just be that it doesn't show well on my iPad.


margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Not sure if the background is too heavy or its my PC!
Love Marg

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

grey is not my favourite colour but your card is amazing!

Rolf xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card those dies and the embossing folder are gorgeous. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning card using one of my favourite dies FLORA. Hugs WALES FOR

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x I love the embossing folder and the 3d detail really pops out with the polish x flora looks beautiful and the corners really finish it off x thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, these new embossing folders are fantastic. WakeyL

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! That embossing folder is amazing.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

June Horrocks said...

Just stunningcard today sue l love it thank you.
The folder is beautiful very classy elegant
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with a vintage look to it.Yvonne xx

Donita Naylor said...

What a surprise! Where did this Sublime embossing folder come from? And who would figure that a card done in slate gray and milk could be so beautiful? You, apparently! Thank you for showing the rest of us.

Please add my vote to those hoping to see a tutorial on applying two colors of gilding polish to an embossed surface. My guess is that you rub in little circles from one side in one color and then from the opposite side in the second color.

That is such a stunning EF!

And I can't believe you put little pearls on each of Flora's flowers the very next day after you put little glue dots on the end of each twig on three sets of Meandering Twigs.

I might have searched for a different corner than those two from the Ivy Garden. They don't seem to hold their own in the waves created by the Sublime Swirls. Maybe an Atlantic Ocean corner could ride them out.

Anyway, what a surprisingly beautiful card!

Best to all,


Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue beautiful card the floral die stands out so well against the EF background I love the pearls on all the little flowers

dj from kettering said...

Love the dimensions from the embossing folder, but not
sure about the colour!!

Doreen x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
your new embossing folders are certainly 3D - Absolutely beautiful. And Flora is just gorgeous ............... So the two basics make for a fab card. Just lovely .
Hugs, Rose

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the embossing folder.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I really must get the flora Die, makes such a beautiful card no matter what you put her with

Love and hugs to everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a very striking card. The background with your Sublime Clouds 3D embossing is a big hitter, the first thing I notice.

Dawn Holben said...

I love the style of this card, the embossing and that gorgeous die but
it is a little to grey for me. It is probably just me saying this as i am not really a grey person lol x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, the Sublime Swirls 3D embossing folder certainly makes a statement but gorgeous Flora is really holding her own. I do use grey card, usually as an accent, but I think with the embossing and gilding I may now use it in other ways. My stuffed animals are coming out to play today as my friend has just had her third grandson (secretly I think she was hoping for a granddaughter) but I've seen a picture and he is gorgeous.

Clear blue skies and warm sunshine here today and I hope everyone else is enjoying the improvement in the weather.


CraftyJo said...


jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, lovely card, do love that embossing folder, will have to look for it! It is my birthday today and I was given an Amazon voucher which I have been spending on more of your lovely dies, love Jean xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A very pretty card, I love the depth of the embossing.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card, I like the dies you have used and the colour combination. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pawprintx4 said...

Wonderful card. I am so glad I bought this embossing folder although I have not used it yet. I tore up my trusty Vagabond using a 3D embossing folder (another brand) recently so am a bit hesitant. My fault entirely but could not find or get help with the sandwich for the folder. I have a Gemini and this will surely work like a CC 3D folder in it.This is a beautiful folder and love your tip to use the two metallic gilding polishes.
Hoping a beautiful day for all,
Stephanie K

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, love the background :))

Suemac said...

Beautiful card

Suzzette Yandle said...

Oh, this is very pretty. Loving the textures!

Sue MacFall said...

The dies and embossing folder work so well together. Thank you Sue for this very pretty card.

Kate's Cards said...

Must play with my gilding waxes again. Love the effect! Xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the 3D embossing folders as they are so effective.

ursula said...

Oh gosh this is so effective, looks amazing with the gilding polish...thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card, the background is stunning!
Rosemary xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card, Love the EF you have used on this one.

Marie P-have a wonderful holiday.
Hope all Mothers in US had a nice day. I'm making a card for my mum
to send for Mother's day at the end of this Month.

hugs to all, Maria x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card,it looks very rich & opulent,lovely
Best wishes
Karen M

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card, very elegant and striking!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I love all shades of grey and the embossing is amazing! I do think the camera is not doing it justice and would love to see it in real life.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, What a beautiful card. Love the embossing folder and the dies you have used.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card and background xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
Fabulous Flora. I love Flora x
This is a dark and mysterious card - and quite moody - if you know what I mean x
The two different colours of gilding polish really add depth. I really like this card. Usually I stick with pastel shades but I am loving that you have gone over to the dark side x
Blue skies and Sun today and more of the same tomorrow - apparently! It does seem to make everything better when the sun shines x
Sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Eunice said...

The background on this card gives the impression of a gusty wind that is blowing swirling up dust!! Fantastic look, really love it.

Latenight SandyH said...

Love the 3D embossing folder with the gilding polishes.

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning from sunny Fuertaventura.
A beautiful card Sue.
Thank you
Marie P.

Karenladd said...

The gilded look is so beautiful and elegant!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

At first look I was not keen on this card, but the more I looked at it, I like it.

I love the centre die, and the gilded look is amazing.

Dorothy of Baldock

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card !

Marie P from Longridge said...

Hi Sue.I'm so glad I was able to get limited access to a PC today and therefore could see the wonderful card shown above. I just love it and hope I can find it again when I get home.
Love to all.
Marie P.