Sunday, 8 July 2018

Aged To Perfection

Good Sunday morning all!  Here's a rather distressed card that is great for both the males in our lives or any wine lover!  I started with the faux leather technique for the background.  There is a step by step tutorial at the top of the blog if you want a more in depth look at it, but basically it torn pieces of masking tape over a piece of card (I used black for a darker look), then went over the tape with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink to get a dark edge to all the torn tape pieces.  Next I cut the Vineyard Frame in milk card.  I used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink (D.O for short) on the wine barrel and vines, Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet D.O. for the grapes and wine bottles and glasses and Peeled Paint and Forest Moss D.O. for the leaves.  I applied the inks with the pointy tip of the small smoothies.  Next I cut a backing piece out of milk card and used Antique Linen D.O. on the edges.  I glued the frame to it, then cut the centre out with scissors.  I added mounting foam to the back and attached it to the background.  I cut the sentiment and inked it with Wilted Violet and glued it to the centre of  the frame.  I used a white pencil to add some highlights to the frame.   I completed the card with milk mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are
 6 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card and stunning background. There are so many techniques for backgrounds I had forgotten this one thanks for reminding us.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great background.
B xx

Jacqui O A said...

Great card Sue.

hazel young said...

Fantastic card Sue xx hazel

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a very different card this morning, great for the men! Love Jean xxx

Debra K. said...

Striking card! Debra x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a great card today.
Have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I remember the first time you showcased this sample and I liked it very much then, and it's still as lovely. Your work never ages or gets boring, it changes and the inspiration grows with each change you give us thank you - Enjoy your Sunday whatever your plans xxx

C said...

Hello Sue
I am not sure about this one I think it is the colouring

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such a different style of a card this morning . The background has amazing effect really draws the eye and the how you have worked the inks . Thank you again for sharing , its always a pleasure to see your designs each day.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

TDQ Karen said...

Very different had forgotten about faux leather x

hollyberry said...

Love this card,faux leather technique looks great.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a different style of card today, would make a ideal man card, I haven't seen that background style before so will have to go and have a look.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x great background technique with the masking tape and lovely frame die x this would ne brilliant for the gents x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Clai01 said...

lovely card and inspiration. x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
As you say great card for the guys, love the faux leather technique. Beautiful die.x

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Not to sure of this one today.Yvonne xx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,
I love this card, I've never seen the faux leather effect before and it works just great with this card.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Fabulous background, so creative! Great masculine card!!

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today.


ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Donita Naylor said...

The jollyness of this card seems a little darkened by the faux leather. I wonder if faux white leather would cheer things up a little.

Here's my confession/brag. Instead of going broke buying all the forms of distress oxides, I just bought the reinkers. I can drip out a few drops and smear them around on my work surface or gel plate. I have some art sponges I can use to apply the barest amounts of color. To color with them precisely, I bought the largest pair of flip-flops, men's size 10, that I could find. I got a white pair. Cost a whole dollar. They are smooth foam between a textured foam top and bottom. I cut strips with a strong pair of scissors, so they were as long as the width of the flip-flop. By cutting the strips about as wide as the foam was deep, I made essentially short pencils that were square instead of round in cross-section. Then I just cut one end into a point. A drop of color on the mat, picked up by the point of the flip-flop pencil, delivered the color precisely. The smoothies seem prohibitively expensive. I need all my allowance for Sue Wilson dies!



Suemac said...

An interesting card.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovey card today.

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

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very unusual card not too sure about it. love Jean Z xxx

Karen Drew said...

Love the vintage look to this card
Karen xx

Anne said...

Love the look of the faux leather, Sue.
Off for a day demonstrating lace at Delapre Abbey - let's hope we can find some shade!

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love your colouring of the Vineyard Frame, really brings out all the little details and it's been ages since I did the faux leather background, must find that roll of masking tape again...

Donita - thanks for the flip-flop recycling tips, very thrifty and leaves more pennies to be spent on Sue's dies...


Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
A lot of work went into this card,it's a good one for the men,
Donita I like your ideas,
Best wishes
Karen M

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A great card, especially for somebody that enjoys a glass or two.

karenlotty said...

A lovely card for any wine lover I love the muted colours

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous background and very beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue great card especially for the men in our lives I haven't seen the faux leather technique before it looks very effective
Donita what a clever idea using flip flops to make daubers!
Hope you all have a good day

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I love this card, it is just brilliant with the sentiment and the frame. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I have made cards with this die set and distress inks but your sample today is so much better with the distress oxides and the faux leather background too. Live it and will try harder. I am so glad I bought this set - love your frames.
Muriel x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Great card and fabulous background!
Hugs x
Heather T

stitchingranny said...

Nice card and a great background. I must try this again as my first attempt, a while ago now, didn't quite capture the effect as you have.

Hugs Helen xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I know quite a few friends who would appreciate this card ...... including myself. Wonderful sample Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

a wonderful technique and a beautiful card which I have to try as well.
Love this "old" effect.

Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

The colouring on the die cut frame is just to my taste. Great for gents and special celebration cards.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Susan Battensby said...

Great male card.

Crafty Cruiser said...

I’m not sure about this one - just not to my taste. I’m probably too struck on pastel, elegant, pretty and classic!
Doreen R

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great card that is different for wine lovers. To me it has a French distressed vintage look.

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
This is great card and the die will work for so many people and celebrations. I really like the colours used.
With best Wishes
Elaine Ann

ursula said...

Superb card, love the background, in fact I have just bought another roll of masking tape to do just this thing, mental telepathy....super card for a man I think....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Jean said...

Love this!

Suzzette Yandle said...

The faux leather background is perfect for this Vineyard Frame card. I'm loving the colors you used, too. Thanks for sharing.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a card with a difference, I do like the faux leather technique so ideal for male cards. Xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. That die is just amazing and I love the background you have created. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CraftyJo said...


Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, love this card especially the sentiment as we bought t-shirts in South Africa with this sentiment emblazoned on the front, in fact we go to the particular vineyard every time we go as they do them in a different colour every year........ a bit like your special edition Angel. I have this frame but have never attempted the faux leather background, YET.
Great male card. Hugs xx Pauline

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love how you have made this card. The background is amazing!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Kate's Cards said...

Not sure about this one. Sorry Sue. Xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I have to agree with you that this card would be great for either gender. Who wouldn't enjoy a nice glass of wine so this die is absolutely perfect.


Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue love the leather look background I know a few who would like this card but as I don't drink it's notfor me.
Love Lynda xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I have to confess that this is not my favourite frame but I do like the card you have made with it. As you say it would be suitable for those pesky men or any wine buff but for me it would have to be white wine and I don't think that would work so well on the colour front.

Donita - love your ingenuity.


Laura O' Connor said...

Very nice card sue .Laura O Springfield

Crafting Queen said...

Great card!

Arlyn(O) said...

Evening Sue, Firstly thank you for the recent Christmas draw gift which I received Friday. Cutting already.

The card today is super. I love this background and yes perfect for both men and women. Love it. A

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely 'inky' card, and a great faux leather background. I love the effect of the colouring with the pointy end of the smoothies, great job.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sandy G said...

A great guy card.

Tressa said...

Just the card for my wine loving brother.


Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Fab card....and I love the background too!!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Love this card and had to look how to make the faux leather
look so now I'm out to get some masking tape in the morning.
See what you make us do and I have started to rewrite my wish-
list for Sept. again Lol

hugs to all,
Maria x

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Once Again My IPad Is Feeling Unwell
Maybe Its Time To Renew It...
Love Today’s Card I’ve Seen You Do “The Faux Leather Technique” Before
I Love It When You Create Tremendous Backgrounds Using The Magnificent
Distress Oxides With “THE VINE YARD-FRAME
Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
It Can Be Used In So Very Many Ways
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

DeCor said...

Lovely card. Forgot about faux leather technique. Thanks for showing us again.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a tremendous background, and a tremendous frame, exqusitely coloured.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
This card is a little dark for me as my low vision doesn't differentiate the colours very well.
Cheers to all.
Marie P.

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A great card for any wine lover, particularly for a man.
Thanks for sharing,

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