Monday, 9 July 2018

Missing You

Hello all!  I've pulled out the gilding flakes for today's card.  I started with the background and covered a piece of card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and coated it with Gemstones Gilding Flakes.  I used a piece of Rubit Scrubit pad to refine and remove the excess flakes.  I matted it with a thin black mat.  Next I cut a smaller piece of milk card for the focal element.  I backed it with a thin black mat and added mounting foam to the back to raise it.  I stamped the Sophia STDF called Fountain Frame using Flake and Glitter glue on to black card.  I added Gemstones Gilding Flakes to it and used the rubit scrubit to move the flake over the image and refine it.  I cut it out with the matching Sophia die and mounted it in the middle of the milk card.  I cut the inner die section out of black card and layered it.  I stamped my sentiment on milk card and cut it out with the inner octagon shaped die from the Sophia die set and added it to the centre with foam.  Milk and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Jacqui O A said...

Gorgeous. Love the richness of the building flakes.with the black.

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue x xhazel

Debra K. said...

Just love it when you use gilding flakes! Lovely card. Debra x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the gilding flakes they look so rich! Love Jean xxx

Jan.moogie said...

I look at your gorgeous cards and think I really must use my gilding flakes more especially now we have these double sided sticky sheets. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Wow! What a stunning card that is so dramatic it's gorgeous. I shall have to look at how you did it later as I am in a dash this morning to avoid the dreaded traffic.

Have a great day!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jan Sayer said...

Sumptuous, Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Oooo I love it. I know a few crafters don't like black on their work but these guilding flakes were made to go alongside dark colours, look how they glisten, this Monday sample has all the opulence of a true Sue Wilson design one that only you could do ☺ along with Beverly and Paul plus other mega talented fb members 😆
Hope your day is as beautiful as today's inspiration xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful work with these stunning flakes xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card this morning. Love the gilding flakes, they really pop against the black card.

Barbara V

Karen Drew said...

Love gilding flakes. Makes a card look so rich. Stunning!
Karen xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
An opulent card, absolutely gorgeous.
B xx

hettygarlick said...

A really gorgeous card. So rich looking.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful array of colours on here which look amazing, a lovely sample today.

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning and very opulent card. I love the gemstone flake and will need to add this to my wishlist. X

Chris Curry said...

A really smart card Sue, love gilding flakes. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a pretty card! I have these guilding flakes and they are even prettier in real life!
Hugs x
Heather T

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous gilded card.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love gilding flakes and these ones are a beautiful combination of colours.

Anne said...

Gorgeous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

karenlotty said...

A lovely card I haven’t tried stamping with gilding flakes in years So thank you for the reminder

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card-love the colours of the gilding flakes against the black., very striking.


Clai01 said...

Oh lovely card Sue as always. x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous colours in the gilding flakes making a very striking card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a brilliant card and the gilding flakes make the card so opulent. A great card for men too. Sending best wishes to you

Rita said...

So beautiful Sue. Love the gilding flakes idea. Hugs Rita xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today love the gilding flakes idea I have never stamped with them before, they make such a stunning card.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Suemac said...

Love the gilding.

Donita Naylor said...

Wow, what a difference between the straight gilding flakes on the frame and the ones stamped with gilding glue using the Sophia stamp to die for. They almost seem like two different products.

It seems such a shame to scrub the gilding flakes into little bitty bits when big pieces look so lovely. Have you ever used up,a whole jar of gilding flakes? I would think that toward the end, the bits would be so small that it would look like one uniform color.

Wishing everyone well.


margaret driscoll said...

Morning Sue
Loving this card even though its Black it still looks good!
Love Marg

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

what a fabulous card with one of my favourites - the gilding flakes.

Rolf xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Elegant card, love gilding flakes they make a card look so expensive.

stitchingranny said...

A fab card today. I love gilding flakes but despite having seven different ones I rarely think to use them.

Hugs Helen xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely Card. love Jean Z xxxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
A fabulous card today Sue and I just love those gilding flakes. I bought mine ages ago and have never used them so maybe it's time to try. You really are a great inspiration.
Marie P.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, something about gilding flakes that make designs really special. Your card is beautiful. Xx

June Horrocks said...

A very beautiful sample today sue love it the flakes are so special love the colours
Thank you love June Horrocks xxxxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very opulent card today, the black really shows up the beautiful colours in your gilding flakes. Yvonne xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Wow card this morning , the Gilding flakes look stunning on the design of the card and we al know how much sparkle you get when you see it in the flesh.
crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card the gilding flakes are fabulous it's a long time since I used mine I must get them out again

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

It is hard to believe that the same flakes were used on the background and the stamped focal element as Donita said, they look so different and both gorgeous. Like others, I have some gilding flakes and it is so long since I have used them, must be time to get them out again. Thinking about the stained glass Christmas dies ......
Muriel x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous use of the gilding flakes!! Gorgeous card!

BenteS said...

Love the effect of the gilding flakes :))

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Every card made with gilding flakes is superb. But you've made some outstanding card. I must remember to stamp my dies, they make such a difference.
This card's for me.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Love guilding flakes & this design shows them off beautifully, gorgeous card
Best wishes
Karen M

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Elegant with the gilding flakes.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. The gilding flakes look just amazing. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Arlyn(O) said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card today, I love the guilding flakes. The colours are lovely. A

Kate's Cards said...

Brilliant. I love gilding flakes. Xxx

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Great idea for making a relatively flat card to help with postage costs. You really don't need any further embellishments as the gorgeous gilding flakes do all the work.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gilding flakes what wonderful colours. Lovely card too.

Heather R Oxfordshire

CraftyJo said...


theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x The gilding flakes give it such an opulent look and the sophia die is beautiful x don't think I will get the flakes out today though , not with the fan going !!! Thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, such a dramatic card today. Really must get my gilding flakes out. I was going to tidy my craft/junk room this afternoon but no much point if I'm going to have a 'play'with them. Need to make my sister a birthday card so you have fired up my inspiration. Thank you.
Hugs xx Pauline

Pawprintx4 said...

A gorgeous card. Gilding flakes are like no other.
Muriel, I do love your idea of using with the stained glass windows on a Christmas card.
Have a sunny day everyone,
Stephanie K

Suzzette Yandle said...

A stunner of a card today using gilding flakes on black card. I do like to accent many of of card designs with a thin black layer. But I have not tried the gilding flakes on black. You have inspired me to use black card the next time I use gilding flakes. My favorite of the gilding flake colors is this Gemstone one. I like all the different colors in this mix of flakes. Thanks for sharing.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue

Gr Karin

Ann Topp said...

Good Afternoon Sue. Lovely card today and so very rich looking. I have gilding flakes but they never look like yours do. Will have to keep percivereing as I did with the pixies. Beautiful sample Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Sue MacFall said...

Oh so beautiful, thank you Sue. Love gilding flakes !!

Laura O' Connor said...

Love how gilding flakes look great card. Laura O Springfield

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, very opulent. Love the gemstone gilding flakes, such rich colours. I'm very wary about using flakes though as last time I gilded the poor cat when I dropped the tub!!! Mind you she did look pretty! Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful post and watched you use these gilding flakes on your last show. Just gorgeous and looks very elegant combined with the black.

CCM said...

Love the cards with gilding flakes.

Very short ...the internet is playing with my patience for the past 4 days. It is on and off every 2-3 minute.

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

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card!! I don’t use my gilding flakes enough....I don’t know why I overlook them because they are gorgeous!!!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Everytime I see a card you have made with gilding flakes, I say to myself....get them out and use them!! Never works. I love this card.

Judy Hollers said...

This is a fantastic card! I believe the Gemstone gilding flakes are my favorite. That item will be added to my wish list.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card using the gorgeous Gemstone Gilding flakes.
I love the use of black card against the rich colour of these Gilding flakes and how you have stamped on them, too!
Lesley S x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. Lovely dies and stamps, I love the Gemstone gilding flakes. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Joan McKevitt said...

Sue, what a lovely effect you have achieved with the gilding flakes!!! It's such a pretty card. Jo x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card, the gilding flakes are so rich and sumptuous, they make this card really decadent, I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful rich and opulent look with the gilding flakes, love i.e.

Love and hugs to everyone

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, I love the card you have made today. The Gemstone gilding flakes are are so lush. Hugs Brenda xxx

sued99 said...

Love those gilding flakes. X

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, I think in reality it would show so much colour, love the Gemstone flakes, they are so rich looking. I am home from hospital now and wanting to craft but unable to do so yet, but I will be watching a lot of you tube and catching up with the latest. I have been meaning to ask about the reCAPTCHA- when I 'mark off' say cars it will go on and on and then change to street signs and go on and on and I do not seem to be able to get it to 'verify'. Somedays it will be 10 minutes and then I get sick of it and leave it. Can someone tell me why it does this?
Di B.x

ursula said...

Absolutely love gilding flakes....such a pretty card....luv Ursula xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I can't believe I am so late today, I did have a quick peek this morning but then totally forgot to come back and leave a comment! I am blaming it on the heat, not old age lol. I love today's CAS but beautifully opulent card and the contrast between the flakes used for the background and those used with the Sophia STDF. Altogether gorgeous.


Craftychris said...

Wow! xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
🥇For An 2016 Outstanding Blog 🥇For The Most Exquisite 2017 Cutting Dies
Sue, Today’s Card Is Extremely Phenomenal/Rich/Opulent It’s Just A WOW CARD
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Milk/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression A4 Sticky Adhesive Sheet”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Gemstone Gilding Flakes”
“Creative Expression Fountain Frame Stamp To Die For”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Flake/Glitter Glue”
“Creative Expression Flat Backed Milk Pearls”
“Rangers Rubit Scrubit Pad”
Magnificent Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Sophia Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags 6 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card By Covering A Piece Of Milk Foundation Card With A Sticky Adhesive Sheet After
Removing The Backing Paper You Coated It With Gemstones Gilding Flakes, You Used A Piece Of Rubit Scrubit
To Refine/Remove The Excess Flakes You Matted It With A Thin Black Mat......
Then You Cut A Smaller Piece Of Milk Foundation Card Once Again You Backed This With A Thin Black Mat
Adding Mounting Foam To The Back For Dimension, Then You Stamped The Fountain Stamp
(From The Stamps To Die For Range)
“SOPHIA DIE” Using Flake/Glitter Glue On Black Card You Added Gemstones Gilding Flakes To It
Once Again You Used The Rubit Scrubit To Move The Flakes Over The Image Also To Refine It.
Sue, You Cut Out This With The Matching “SOPHIA DIE” You Mounted It In The Centre Of The Milk Card
You Cut The Inner Die Section Out Of Black Card Layering It With Layering It, You Stamped Your Sentiment
“Missing You” On Milk Card Cutting It Out With The Inner Octagon Shaped Die From The “SOPHIA DIE”
You Added Mounting Foam Plus Milk/Black Mats Adding To Your Base Card With Mounting Foam/Glue
Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Today’s Card Is Extremely Impressive
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Such A Magnificent Card
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

Latenight SandyH said...

Super design. The black is not to my taste but that's just my usual dislike of black on cards and is easily changed. Must get my gilding flakes out for an airing.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful and very opulent card, love the effect on the black card, it really lifts it. Bx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Love this card I've the Sofia die but not the stamp but will work rnd it! Stunning!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card and the Sophia die looks wonderful gilded with the Gemstones flakes!


jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card so stylish


Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the gilding flakes against the black.
Thanks for sharing,

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