Sunday, 3 June 2018

Miss You

 Good Sunday morning all!  I have a rustic frame card for you today.  I started with a piece of black card and painted it with crackle glaze and allowed it to dry well.  Next I painted it with a mixture of Matte White Chalk paint with a little bit of Chocolate Gold Metallic Lustre paint to tint the colour.  The paint quickly crackles and then I set it aside to dry.  I roughed up the edges a bit with the edge of my scissors.  I cut the Springtime Frame three times, twice out of Antique Gold card and once out of black card.  I used the black behind the gold as a shadow, then cut only the watering can and the butterflies out of the last die cut and added them with foam to raise them.  I cut the Miss You mini expression sentiment in both gold and black and glued it into the centre of the frame.  The card was completed with white, gold and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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82 comments:

hollyberry said...

I love the background that you have made for this card. It gives this die a completely different look.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow now this is different Sue love that background and would have to grunge up the lovely die cuts a bit, maybe by cutting them in black then adding some form of gilding wax. Now you have me going this background and your steampunk dies WOW, Sue this is why we love you and your blog you get us thinking out of the box and trying other stuff. Thank you so much, love your card. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Oh my goodness! This is a fantastic use of the die on such a background I absolutely love it. I think you remind us Sue that we sometimes need to try to think out of the box and away from the expected. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Great card. Fab background so tree trunk like.

Clai01 said...

Great background especially and has a fantastic woodland /garden appearance. x

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh ... my ... goodness - WOW.

What a start to the day. Do I need to say more ?

If your day is as wonderful as this sample, hold tight it's going to be one heck of a ride lol xxx

Marion Scott said...

Wow Sue, great card and I love that background
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a fantastic card - I really love the background, such a great idea for the men in our life. It's only the die that gives the game away that it's one of yours - your diversity is amazing. Thank you Sue for another excellent idea. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card today! Love the decoupaged frame, very effective and it looks good on your rustic background. Debra x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card the background is awesome! You always give us fabulous ideas thanks for sharing!
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Wonderful card,simply love the background.
Jan x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card love the background.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Such a different and fabulous look. The pretty garden frame is all grunged up and amazing. Love the crackle, just sets it all off perfectly
Hugs
Muriel x

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

TDQ Karen said...

May be the photo but a bit dark for me love the frame though

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a pretty card today, love all the embossed detail on the dies.

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very different card today, I love the frame not sure about the background.
Ideal for the men folk.
Take care and have fun.
Kitty.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card so different . love Jean Xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
While I can appreciate elements of this, it's not my style.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely card with a super background, the crackle effect looks great.x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, love the background x xhazel

Netty The Runner said...

Great background Sue, always good for cards for the guys. Love this die. The card is beautiful.
Annette x

Suemac said...

So different

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW card this morning with amazing effects you have created. Reading and looking at all the details is so interesting, I love the crackle and torn edges.
Wendy

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. What a very different card this morning....unusual for you Sue..... very different colour ways and background..... but I love it... and.... I think it could even be used for some of the men in our lives. Lovely sample card Sue.
Please keep up the good work you show us every morning Sue. I am sure I speak for others when I say this..... Your samples... your blog... ( sometimes with the added bonus of a video) and my lovely cup of real Yorkshire tea start my day off every single morning. I would be lost without you. Sending best wishes to everyone this beautiful sunny Yorkshire morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card , love the background.

Michele

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very different card for today, not your usual style but it's very stylish.
Lydia
X

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Wow, what a contrast to yesterday's clean and simple design although in both samples the background plays a big part in making the focal point pop...love that crackled background, mixing in a little brown with the matte white really brings out the "cracks" and the Springtime Frame looks lovely in whatever colour it's cut from....I bought that one as soon as I saw it...

Izzy

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great piece of crackle painting. I wouldn't have thought of using gold card on top of it but I think it works really well. Love the card.

Lisbeth

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow you have really gone mixed media with this one. I love the background & it goes really well with your frame die which I would put some ageing to make it more distressed. Yvonne xx

karenlotty said...

This is lovely
I craft a lot with CD-ROM’s and dies I really need to craft more with making backgrounds etc This technique works so well

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue A very different look today I love the background the frame is lovely but I'd like to see it in a lighter shade

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning sue and everyone..
This card is stunning Sue. And thank you so much for you instruction on your crackle glaze technique. I will certainly be trying this. Then the metallic frame on to is just gorgeous. Beautiful on all counts. Xxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

What a transformation, the background compliments the die so well despite it being quite delicate.
I can see steampunk/grunge lovers converted to your dies.

Heather R Oxfordshire

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue the background is fab and the die is a must have thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Anne said...

Very different and very effective, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Donita Naylor said...

Quite a departure from the spring colors we saw when this die was was first reileased. But it still works nicely.

This weekend was our biggest satamp and scrapbook convention for all of New England. We stayed overnight two nights and got together with a group from northern New England to make cards together. Saturday night we made cards in our room using the new stamps and dies and supplies we bought and the techniques we learned. One vendor was selling Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish. That's the closest we got to any Creative Expressions products at the show. Tremendous way to spend a weekend. Now we're all tuckered out.

May your Sunday be sunny.

Best,

Donita

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, an amazing creation, which just shows the versatility of this fame die, and how the effect is so different when cut and coloured or going for the more muted colour combo. The crackled background is perfect to achieve the rustic look. Have a good day everyone. Bx

stitchingranny said...

Very different, I would never have thought of using this die in that way, yet it works and would make a wonderful "male" card.

Hugs Helen xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a beautiful card... The crackle effect looks very good.

Rolf xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
A very clever way to do the background & a great use of the die it looks stunning,
Best wishes
Karen M

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussssssssss Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Lovely card and really like the effect of your crackled background.
This bsckground goes so well with the Springtime frame cut in Antique Gold and Black.
Lesley S x

Mi bitácora artesanal said...

Lo que me ha saltado primero a mi vista es el fondo craquelado, es divino, lo que en su conjunto ha dado lugar a una hermosa tarjeta. Felicidades por ello. Besos

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, nice card for a male with those colours. Love Jean xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous Sue. Love, love, love your background and the overlay is great too.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the background you've created with the crackle paste, great card.
Donita your stamp convention sounds great fun

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x I love the background and have loads of these made up ready x after giving up on this technique years ago you showed me this at ally pally with the cosmic products and went home , tried it and had success first time x so a big thankyou again Sue for your inspiration x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wow,that crackle paint background and the gold /shadowed frame work so well together.
It's a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Kate's Cards said...

Wowser! Xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Not sure I would put the background and die together but it is certainly different.
Donita your weekend away sounds like fun.

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, like everyone else, I too love the effect ofthe crackle background. As I don't have any crackle paste,I've never done any backgrounds this way, but maybe I will have to get some now and give it a whirl.
Your springtime die is so versatile as there are lots of areas that you can snip off to use as embellishments on other cards. Definitely value for money.
Really like this card. Thank you Sue. Hugs xx

dj from kettering said...



Love this die, so versatile, and bits can be snipped
off for embellishments,



Doreen x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

I love the die you’ve used. I prefer spring or pretty colours but it’s nice to see something different.

Love Helen xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great card design. The crackle background gives such an organic mixed media look.

ursula said...

I just love these frame dies, they have so much on them, everything in one. That crackle background just finishes it off, amazing card..thank you Sue..luv Ursula xx

sued99 said...

I love how your cards are so different each day. They do keep me inspired. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Lovely card and a very different background which is gorgeous.

Barbara V

Pawprintx4 said...

Good Sunday afternoon everyone,
I do love this die and think it looks great in gold. I used it for Mother's Day and also for a birthday card and they just come out so well...even for me!
I am waiting for some of the new crackle paste which seems a lot easier than this background but perhaps a similar outcome.I have used a crackle paint before. Any how, a great card as always and a different take on a favorite die.
Donita, sounds like you had fun! I love stamp shows and we don't have many. I do see one vender with C/S Glitter Kiss & Polish.I'm betting the same one you saw.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, my first thought was 'gosh! that is lovely'. I certainly would not have thought of using the gorgeous Springtime Frame in this way but it really works and I like it a lot.

Frances

Judy Hollers said...

Love this die! You have given us so many options to show the versatility of this one. Thank you!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

This looks like a little "shabby elegance" today. Amazing how changing the background can change the entire feel of a card.

Enjoy you Sunday.

Beverly

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is stunning, the colours, the background and the fantastic die-cuts, stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very different with a shabby chic style crackle glazed background to a gold spring time frame.

Scottydog said...

What a difference a background can make, it really transforms this into a male card! I bought everything at Ally Pally todo the crackle effect but i must have done something wrong, it didn’t work!must have another go. Thank you Sue for the inspiration.

Joan McKevitt said...

Sue, I never thought that you and crackle glaze would go together, but today's card has proved me wrong! It is just so clever and surprisingly elegant! I love it! Jo xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue i love this card, i love that die and i also love the crackle paste.
A;ong with pixie powders i am addicted to it lol.
Just love watching the cracks appear, i know i am sad but it just fscinates me lol

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. Love the background.
Best wishes
Dorianne

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue lovely card the crackle past
Hug's Lynda xx

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is very different and very good colours certainly different from the norm good thou
JOY Xx

CraftyJo said...

Love it!

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, I really LOVE this background. Hugs Brenda xxx

Eunice said...

The background on this card reminds me of the barn door on my stepdads farm!!! Loved the look of it then and really love the look of it on your card. Well done!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oooh this is a lovely card !!! Just Beautiful !!! I love the Spring Time Frame die set. I have this die and I have used it a couple of times so far. I really must make some more cards with this fab die set. I love the Rustic style card you have created, and the Crackle Glaze effect looks amazing !!! Something a bit different but really beautiful. I love the way the background matches with the gold card used on the frame. Decoupaging certain parts of the card makes it look extra special too. Thanks for sharing.
I also wanted to say how much I loved yesterday's card and video to. For some reason I watched the video yesterday and it looks like I forgot to comment !!! I really love the card and fab video. Clean and simple but very elegant looking. A beautiful card. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres X X X

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
So different card.The Spring frame is on its way,that means I love it enough to order it and I also love the crackle paste background. But together,in these colors ...I don't know if really work well together. Maybe in different colors?
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

Latenight SandyH said...

Wow. Love that background. I've never been brave enough to try crackle glaze but that may have to be remedied soon.
Take care everyone.

Chris Curry said...

A great card Sue, very sweet with that message.. Thank you, just commenting now as out at the craft show at the Dome in Doncaster yesterday and forgot last night. Xxx

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Good Monday morning Sue and all Wilsonettes,
Thank you once again for a lovely card Sue,not that I would dare to try it as I'm a little afraid of failure in my old age. I'm building up an arsenal of dies,stamps,paints, pixie powders etc.etc. I do love owning them but I really SHOULD start using them don't you think.
Love to all.
Marie P.

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
I love this die you have used, its on my wish list. I would never have thought to put it on a crackle background but it looks really vintage and very lovely. Great idea thank you.
With Best Wishes
Elaine Ann

Viki Banaszak said...

This is amazing! I love the background that you created.

DeCor said...

Love the old American folk art look of your card today. Unusual but a great combination of colours. You"ve shown once again how versatile your dies are.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the effect of the crackle background with the Springtime frame.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L