Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Just For You

Hello all!  Today's card shows off a couple of the Stamps To Die For  (STDF) from April.  I started by stamping the Fleur de Lys STDF using Flake and Glitter glue on to black card.  I cleaned the stamp well then gilded it with Gemstones Gilding Flakes and used a piece of rubit scrubit to remove the excess flakes, then die cut it with the matching Phoebe die.  I used the inner cutting die to cut the centre of it out.  I stamped my sentiment on white card and then mounted it behind the opening in the frame.  Next I used the Elegant Damask STDF and used the same gilding flakes and same method, but this time, I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet then glittered it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz, then cut the shape out with the matching Caroline die.  I mounted the sentiment frame on top of it with foam.  Next I cut an Ava die in white and another Phoebe die, this time out of white card.  I cut it in half and mounted it to the sides of the Ava die and seated the gilded dies in the centre.  Behind the dies, I thought I would give the card a torn and curled background to add some interest and just for something different.  I completed the card with a white on white mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
An amazing card, the gilding flakes make it look so rich and the combination of dies is lovely. I only have the Ava die out of these but you have inspired me to try something like this with the frames and tags dies that I have.
Muriel x

Unknown said...

This is so very interesting! With all the elaborate shapes, and the cutting and stamping and gilding flake sticking and scrubbing, what catches the eye is the torn and curled paper!

Thank you for shaking us up!

Best to all,

Donita in R.I. said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a very unusual card so very different.
Thank you a brilliant card, I would love to see it in real life.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue x xhazel

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful creation today, love the white background and the way you have layered the card with the torn edges, looks so effective,

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

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely different idea I must try it

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and quite a change. Love all the layers and the curled edges. The gilding flakes are so effective.

Barbara V

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
A beautiful card, so different with the layers of torn card. Love to see examples of your STDF and the different ways they can be used
Marion S x

ahappycrafter50 said...

There’s lots of interest here. Love the effect of the torn edges.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Thanks you for sharing this beautiful sample. The dies you've put together and the choice of guilding flakes show how detailed and beautiful the stamps is. Your daily inspiration is so valuable thanks you xxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Love the two different effects you have done with the gilding flakes.

Kate's Cards said...

A grungy centre which I love but think I would have preferred the background to be darker as the contrast for me is too much. Great work though regardless. Xxx

Chris Curry said...

A very smart card Sue. Gilding flakes make such a statement. Thank you, have a good

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue the gilding flakes looks fab

Gr Karin

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today.


TDQ Karen said...
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TDQ Karen said...

Love The torn details with the gilding flakes xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- a really different card today and the torn edges work really well. It's a stunning card. The gilding flakes are beautiful. Sending best wishes

Janice K said...

The combination of the stamped image and gilding flakes give a great vintage look to this card, must remember to try this! Thank you for the inspiration. x

Clai01 said...

Gorgeous card and very vintage in appearance. x

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
lovely card today i like the way you have layered it

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all

Hunnymummy54 from MK

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
The contrast between the white and those gilding flakes is stunning. Beautiful card.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Not sure about this one, I think it's the curled edges, not a fan myself.

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
How clever,who would think torn card could look so attractive,
Great idea
Best wishes
Karen M

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. What at a lovely card this morning Sue. It has the elegantly shabby look to it ..... which I love
And those gorgeous rich colours of the flakes are beautiful I will try this later. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue lots of interesting and different techniques going on in this card. From dies to stamps and flakes you've created a lovely card xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Interesting techniques, but not for me.
B xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a very different card today. Love Jean xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card the gilding flakes look fabulous I really like the torn edges on the layered card

Anonymous said...

Love the dies used and the gilding flakes but... sorry this is not for me.
hugs MERRY BERRY 2 xxx

dj from kettering said...

Like some of the others, I'm no too keen
on the curly edges, just doesn't look quite
right somehow, can't put my finger on what is

Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

Really lovely card sue I love this die very pretty thank you sue
Love June horrocks xxxxx

Tressa said...

It is a shame that the gorgeous colours of this gilding flake (which is my favourite alongside a discontinued one) is not shown to its best in any photo. I am sure that seeing the real card would capture anyone’s heart.


sued99 said...

I love the way you’ve done the background and stacked the dies. Brilliant card. X

Jackie T said...

Oh Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. I enjoyed the video yesterday. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes.
A very different card today Sue. I think it takes me a little bit out of my comfort zone, but perhaps that's a good thing in our crafty world.
Thank you for the wake-up.
Marie P.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love this card - of course I do because you have used the wonderful Ava die! I do admire your card with distressed edges, it looks so arty.


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, not my style but still lovely . love Jean Z xxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card, it has a very vintage and aged feel with the gilding flakes on black and the torn card. Different but I like it. Have a good day everyone. Bx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a gorgeous card.
Love the gilding flakes and even the torn edges look elegant on your card.

Rolf xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the stamped and gilded focal area and not sure that the torn and curled edges don’t detract from that but that’s just me liking everything neat and tidy

Love and hugs to everyone

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, love the torn edge effect. I tried this once but I think that my card was too thick because instead of looking 'aged', it looked just like a ripped and 'scruffy' piece which went in the bin.
Gilding flakes are so pretty. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Owlish said...

I love the way all these dies have all come together fantastically the torn and curled effect is a brilliant idea


Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue good morning
Yeh I’m not playing catch up. Lol
Today’s offering is again a delight to the eyes 👀
The torn effect is so different for you are you experiencing the hidden grunge inside lol
It is a beautiful example of your talent
Have a lovely day Sue
Best wishes and hugs 🤗
Theresa Gxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Doesn’t do it for me, sorry. Maybe it would look nicer ‘in the flesh’
Doreen R

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. For me I am not sure the torn edges compliment the beautiful centre piece.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x I love gilding flakes the effect is stunning x the dies are so pretty x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue lovely card, love the torn look. X

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue lovely card, love the torn look. X

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Nice card, love the Ava die it always looks. So pretty. Nice to see thebstamps tomdie for used.

Love Helen xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love both the dies and the STDF that you have used so I'm sorry that the card itself does nothing for me, not sure why and I would probably change my mind if I saw it for real.


Unknown said...

Love these dies but not the torn look, just not for me


Suemac said...

A totally different look.

CCM said...

Different and interesting, I agree. Still not sure about these curled edges, they don't work well with the elegance of Phoebe and Ava in my opinion.

Hugs from Toronto

Pawprintx4 said...

This card just doesn't strike me right. I think its because the focal is so dark and then all the white. I don't mind any of the components on their own.I must agree with Kate.A darker, more shabby chic background would have pleased me more with the focal die.
You make so many gorgeous cards and I very rarely don't go crazy for them, just not this one.
Stephanie K

Brenda said...

Hi Sue, I love the Ave, Caroline and Phoebe dies they work so well together and reall compliment each other, I’m just not sure about the dark center of this card, Lovely as it is - it just doesn’t work for me. Hugs Brenda xxx

change the record said...

Not my cup of tea, the torn edges are all wrong, they take away from the gilding

karenlotty said...

I like this but the thought of glitand flake glue with gilding flakes makes me shiver They don’t play nicely together for me

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Sue, I Love This Magnificent Card As It Includes Your Remarkable
Card, I Love It When You Use Both Your Tremendous Stamps Plus Your
Cutting Dies
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Gemstone Gilding Flakes”
“Rangers Rubit Scrubit”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Flake/Glitter Glue”
“Creative Expression Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
“Creative Expression Fleur de Lys Stamp To Die For”
“Creative Expression Elegant Damask Stamp To Die For”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Phoebe Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Caroline Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Ava Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card By Stamping “THE FLEUR DE LYS” Stamp To Die With The Flake/Glitter Glue
Using Black Foundation Card Also Gemstone Gilding Flakes, You Removed Excess With A Rubit Scrubit
Then Die Cut With “THE PHOEBE DIE” You Used The Inner Cutting Die, To Remove The Centre Of It
You Stamped Your Sentiment “JUST FOR YOU” Mounting In The Opening Of The Frame.
Then You Used “THE ELEGANT DAMASK STAMP” Using The Gemstone Gilding Flakes Using The
Same Method As Previous, But This Time You Added A Sticky Adhesive Sheet Then Added Cosmic Shimmer
Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz, Then You Cut Out Your Die Using “THE CAROLINE DIE SET” You Mounted
The Sentiment Within The Centre Of Your Card With Mounting Foam.
Sue, Then You Cut “AVA DIE SET” Using Coconut White Foundation Card, Also Another Of The
“PHOEBE DIE” You Cut This In Half Then Glued To The Sides Of “THE AVA DIE” You Created A Magnificent
Shabby Chic Background With The Tearing/Curling
A White/White Mat/Layer With Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Woow!! Just gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Another stunning card, I love all the different techniques that you've done as well as amazing stamps and dies

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

CraftyJo said...

I'm siding with the minority today again - not keen on the whole effect. I appreciate the individual elements and the skill and effort involved though :)

Scottydog said...

A very opulent centre to this card, also like the white curled paper effect. Thank you Sue..

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, I bet this card is wonderful in real life, it Is gorgeous, like everything about it
Wendy xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A beautiful post where the central element is elegantly showcased the white surround. Gorgeous.

Laura O said...

Beautiful card sue love guilding flakes. Laura o Springfield

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue MacFall said...

Very different but very effective. Thank you Sue.

Di said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love it. love the dies used and of course gilding flakes.
Di B. x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, and so elegant. Must use my guilding flakes again when I get back home.
Hugs, Rose

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. Thank you.

Eunice Astle said...

This is a very different card, I think that I am going to have to look at it more!!

Jan.moogie said...

What a stunning card Sue and love that technique using stamp and "flitter"glue, always forget about doing that and using gilding flakes. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so wonderful! Beautiful coloring on the stamps.

DeCor said...

Wonderful card. Great colours.