Thursday, 8 November 2018

Thank You

 Hi crafters!  I have been having a play with some gilding polish for today's card!  I started by cutting the Abigail die into the card twice in a diamond orientation.  I overlapped them in the centre so there was so over cut area that needed to be covered.  I backed it in black so the design would show up nicely.  Next I cut the Claire die out of black card and backed it in white.  I used Golden Treasure gilding polish on a piece of card, allowed it a few minutes to dry well then cut the outer decorative shape from the Claire die and glued it on top.  I seated it in the centre of the card, covering up the over cut area created by the Abigail die.  I cut the circle for the centre of the card and used the gilding polish lightly around the edge to frame the Thank you mini expression, which I cut in black and glued into the centre.  I used the remainder of the card that I added gilding polish to in order to cut the flowers.  I used the Striped Nasturtiums for this.  I cut the coordinating decorative top out of black card.  I glued them all together then offset them and seated them around in opposite corners.  I used white Fern Fronds as accents.  White and black card was used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hollyberry said...

A beautiful card and the gilding polish adds a lovely touch.

Nancy Soetaert said...

Lovely work, the polish makes it very attractive!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card, I love the effect you get from Gilding polish and it is so easy to use. Have a good day everyone. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning creation today, the gilding is magnificent and really make the flowers etc. pop.

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

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely to see Claire get an outing on the blog, really pretty card and the gilded flowers are a stand out
Muriel x

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue. WOW, lovely effect using the gilding polish. A real stunner today. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

An other stunner, Love the colours as Well it all works so lovely together,

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning you have created with Abigail and Claire dies. The hint of black of black works beautifully with gilding polish. Its lovely to see the Nasturtiums flowers once again on your cards , one of my favourite flowers dies.
crafty hugs to all... Wendy

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue, firstly all categories that you and CE have been nominated for in the 2018 British craft awards have been voted for and I really want you all to get what you very much deserve.
Now for this eye popping sample, it's stunning,not only the way you've cut into the card but that guilding polish makes it look SO expensive and the way it stands with the black, wow it's stunning Sue. Have Lisa's shows on record to keep her wonderful tips for when my Rose Flower die arrives and I can't wait to play, like a child with a new toy lol. Thanks for sharing this beautiful sample Sue. Have a really lovely day xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hi Sue,

So excited to see a posting featuring your latest die release. Striking and dramatic is how I would describe this beauty done in black and gold. The gilding polish really accentuates the Claire die and the flowers are stunning. The Claire and the Abigail die sets are two of my favorites from this release.

Have a wonderful day.


TDQ Karen said...

Love how the polish works on this card,beautiful xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is stunning and dramatic there is nothing I would change.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful regal and opulent design, the gilding polish adds lovely detail. X

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
How wonderful to see this post featuring the Claire die that I was lucky enough to win and have just received. Many thanks again. This is a truly stunning sample and I love the colour scheme - beautiful.
Marion S x

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.


Kitty Davies said...

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

NettyTheRunner said...

Avail looks very effective in the background Sue and Claire is sitting nicely in top. The card is beautiful.
Annette x

Jan Sayer said...


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, I think the gilding makes it look autumnal, perfect. Thank you, have a good

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue lots going on in this beautiful card. The Claire and Abigail dies look beautiful against a black background. Never thought about doing a wax sheet then die cutting. Thanks for the inspiration. Xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue fabulous card I love the flowers with the gilding polish &the dies are beautiful

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the gilding polish! Thank you so much for the Roxy die which arrived yesterday. I had a quick play with it and love it! Love Jean xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the gilding polish it really looks stunning

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Hunnymummy from MK

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Gorgeous card this morning Sue and the right sentiment too. Such a pity that all of my gilding polish has gone hard without it ever being used.Your card is a delight to the eyes and the polish makes the flowers pop.
Marie P.

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
The colours look nice today such a pretty card!
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card. love Jean Z xxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This card looks like its just come back from the cleaners Sue...... it is so fresh and spotlesly clean. I love it. I love how you have cut the die into the card and backed it with black..... it is so striking and the flower colours give it just what it needs to bring it to life. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & the gilding polish just sets it off.Yvonne xx

June Horrocks said...

A real beauty today sue the polish makes it pop love the die and your flowers are great thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a really striking card and the gilding polish makes makes it look so rich. The flowers are beautiful. Sending best wishes

Anne said...

Love the colours used here Sue. Beautiful card.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Striking gilding polish, love it. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2. xxx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
This is a beautiful card and the gilding polish just makes all the difference.
Treasure Gold gilding polish is the best there is as it doesn't dry out unlike Cosmic Shimmer.
I have had mine for years and it's still creamy.


What a lovely card. Ideal for a male celebration etc. Thanks Sue xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant with the gold of the gilding wax and a touch of black in the background.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a gorgeous card. Love the way you've used the dies and that gilding polish..

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the colours you have used.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very opulent and special card today. I love the gold colour. The flowers are gorgeous.

Love Helen xxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I've not been on your blog for a while! I've had a quick look at the cards I've missed and as always they are all amazing!
Extra missed hugs xx
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue and very apt
To say Thank you I have recieved my blog win die
It will be much treasured. Thank you
Elizabeth Bennett

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and I love the effect of the gilding polish

Love and hugs to everyone

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and a clever way to use gilding polish. The Golden Treasure is such a rich colour and is missing from my stash - I will have to rectify that very soon. I think Marie P and maybe some others are confusing Gilding Polish and Gilding Wax, perhaps you could demonstrate the differences some time? I love the newer polishes but still occasionally go back to the waxes mainly for a particular colour.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, such a lovely card today. I love how you have used the dies and the gilding polish just finishes it off beautifully.

Barbara V

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely card “thank you”!
Doreen R

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh Sue this is a stunning card those dies are gorgeous and you have used them so beautifully. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandra Smith said...

A beautiful card. Love the gilding polish .

Sue MacFall said...

How lovely - really like this card and how you have made it, Sue. Thank you very much.

Scottydog said...

What a contrast from the last three cards. While the other three were very feminine I think this one is more masculine. Love the way you have cut into the back of the card & over lapped the pattern. Thank you Sue.

Laura O' Connor said...

Another beautiful card sue love the guilding polish. Laura o Springfield

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

ursula said...

An absolutely outstanding card Sue, that gilding polish just adds a special touch to it...a superb finished card, love it....luv Ursula xx

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely card Sue. Had problems making comments to your Blog for a while but I think it is okay now.

Tressa said...

Very pretty and striking card.


KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card Sue and great colour combo
Gr Karin

Fikreta said...

So nice card!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Whoah !! this is such a beautiful card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really striking card and colour combination!
I love the use of the Gilding Polish!
Lesley S x

Joan McKevitt said...

A very pretty card, Sue....I love the touch of colour from the gilding polish. I have a number of them, but definitely need to order more for my stash! Jo xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This is a really striking colour combination, so unusual. Love how you have created the background with the Abigail die.


CCM said...

Hi Sue,

I didn't realize how beautiful Abigail die is till now. Love the way you have used it. And Claire won my heart the moment I saw it during of your recent release. Even I am not a big fan of black, I have to admit that I love it on this card and I love everything about this card. Thank you for bringing back the Striped Nasturtiums. The Golden Treasure gilding polish really make them pop and gives the card expensive look.Beautiful.

Hugs from Toronto

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card again Sue. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Amazing card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

scrAPpamondo said...

Abigail die is one of my favourites from the new collections and here it looks just amazing!! Very elegant card!

Eunice Astle said...

The die is amazing and so is the color that you have chosen for your card Sue.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Know Each Day I Mention How Much I Love Your Outstanding Cards
Today’s Card Is Magnificent/Magical It’s Classy/Rich/Opulent
This Is Definitely My Kind Of Card, Sue, Would You Mind If I Borrow Your
Fantastic Design......................
I Love The Exceptional Colour Combination Which Are Just So Striking
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 Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Garden Treasure Gilding Polish”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson Abigail Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson Claire Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson Thank You Die Set”. (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson Striped Nasturtium Die Set”. (From The Finishing Touches Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson Fern Fronds Die Set”. (From The Finishing Touches Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card Phenomenal Card By Cutting “THE ABIGAIL DIE SET” Into A Piece Of Coconut
White Foundation Card, In A Diamond Orientation You Overlapped Them In The Centre So There Was A
Overcut Area That Needed To Be Covered You Used Black Foundation Card To The Back Of Your Background
Which Makes The Card “POP”
Sue, You Then Cut Out “THE CLAIRE DIE SET” Using Black Foundation Card Backing With Coconut White Foundation
Card Adding Mounting Foam To The Back.
You Then Used The Phenomenal “Golden Treasure Gilding Polish”
Onto A Piece Of Card, You Then Allowed It To Dry Then You Cut Out “DECORATIVE SHAPE FROM THE CLAIRE DIE”
Then You Glued It On Top, You Placed This To The Centre Of The Card Which Covered The Overcut Area
Created By “THE ABIGAIL DIE” You Cut Out A Circle For The Card Of Your Card Cutting Out The Sentiment
“THANK YOU” Using Black Foundation Card You Glued It To The Centre Of Your Card
Sue, You Then Used The Remainder Of Your Striking Gilding Polish Card You Cut Out
“THE STRIPED NASTURTIUM DIE SET”. You Created Magical Flowers Using Black Foundation Card
For The Top Of The Flowers Adding A White Pearl To The Centre, Cutting Out “FERN FRONDS” Using
Coconut White Foundation Card To Add As Foliage
Then You Added White/Black Mat/Layers Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Magnificent Card I Just Love It My Kind Of Card..............
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Lots Of Love From Sam xxx
(As Steph Mentioned “GOOD LUCK” In This Years “BRITISH CRAFT AWARDS” No One Deserves To Win
More Than YOU!! Plus The Creative Expression Team You Bring So Much Pleasure With Your Outstanding
Blog/Video Tutorials, Plus All The Exceptional Products Brought To Us By “CREATIVE EXPRESSION”
THANK YOU SO MUCH........................

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x the hint of black with the gold looks so elegant x Claire looks absolutely beautiful x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...


Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue. Catch up time again
To be honest u thought I had commented on this post but hey ho I blame my age lol
Beautiful card as always Sue and a big Thank You to you for sharing your talent
Best wishes and hugs 🤗
Theresa Gxx

dj from kettering said...

Love the gold/blk nasturtiums,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Simply Classy. I really like these sets.
Gina in SC

stitchingranny said...

Wow love the way the Abigail die is sort of in the background but really is the whole foundation to this card. It makes everything else look more that it is and the colours well what can I say - just more wow.

Hugs Helen xxx

Owlish said...

Oh SUE I think I should be thanking u for this card is brilliant love ur inspiration