Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Happy Birthday

Hi bloggers!  I have been playing with some gilding polish for today's card.  I started by cutting four of the Hexagonal border out of coconut white card.  Next, I used the Blossom Gilding Polish and covered a large area of a piece of coconut white card with it.  I allowed it to dry (it doesn't take long) and cut it into strips to go behind the borders.  I glued it in place then added all four borders in a row to a piece of white card to use as my background.  Next I cut the outer  die from the Avery die set in black to use as a backdrop.  I cut two more of the Avery die in white, but left off the outer die area on those.  I crisscrossed them and added them to the black die cut.  I cut the very centre of the set as a base for my sentiment and then cut the Happy Birthday mini expression out of a leftover bit of the gilded pink card.  I cut a black shadow for it and glued it on to the base and attached it in the middle of the card.  I made one small flower using the Layered Carnation set and added a touch of Blossom Gilding Polish to the edges of the petals.  I seated it with leaves on the side of the focal element.  I added a thin back mat to the background, then completed the card with a mat edges in Blossom gilding polish, a black mat and a final white mat layer. The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.









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59 comments:

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous creation. I love the Blossom gilding polish, it is such a beautiful soft colour. Have a great day everyone. Bx

hazel young said...

A wonderful card Sue x x Hazel

hollyberry said...

Pretty card,love the colours.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful sample today, I love the stunning flower you have made for it, wish mine turned out like that.

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. How come when you play your play time looks like this, all pretty and looking professional and when I play, it ends up in the recycle bin and I end up feeling deflated lol. What a pretty subtle colour the blossom guilding polish is, I keep forgetting to use what I have, I think I'll make a promise to myself to use one of them today. A beautiful piece of inspiration this morning thanks for sharing your playtime with us Sue. Enjoy your day xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card thank you, a pretty flower too, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, love how you've created something beautiful out of what started out as border's. Such a lovely design with extras of gilding wax and a flower to add the finishing touch.xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card, the hexagonàl border die creates a stunning background. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.

Michele

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
First of all,Sorry for not commenting yesterday, but spent most of it hanging around in medical centre and hospital, but it was a beautiful card.
Great way to use a border die as a background in today's card. Will look at my border/edging dies in a totally different way.
Thank you for your inspiration. Hugs xx Pauline

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and beautiful flower.

Barbara V

TDQ Karen said...

Pretty and the polish looks lovely in the background

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great flower.
B xx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

A beautiful card today, I always enjoy taking white card and transforming it into something completely different so many options with the coloured products available these days.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely card.
Jan
Northampton

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue
A lovely card, your flower is stunning and the blossom gilding polish is such a pretty colour
Marion S x

Virginia Davey said...

Another beautiful card .

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the colours really eye catching.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Love
Hunnymummy from MK
xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card. love Jean Z xxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card this morning. I love the colours you have used. And how you have made the background is lovely. This is another one on the list to recreate with my own touches on it so it's not a complete copy. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue, the colours and the beautiful background

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Love these dies, but not too sure about the card as the colour hasn't come across that well. Perhaps it looks a bit odd on my screen! Sorry.

Lisbeth

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable, love the lacey background!

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue wow love this one background and the flower you have made a keepsake forever I love it thank you Love always. June horrocks xxxxxxxxx😘😘🎄

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2.xxx

sued99 said...

I love how you’ve done the background and then stacked the dies. Not too sure about the colour combination. X

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and thank you for another lovely card.
Everything about it looks as though it's exactly in it's right place.and I love it.
thank you.
Marie P.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card.Yvonne xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the gilding polish background and the beautiful flower. Love Jean xxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Very pretty card I like the colour of the gilding polish The flower is amazing I only wish my flowers turned out like yours!

stitchingranny said...

Lovely card and love that background. Such a different look. Nowdays I use borders and striplets for making backgrounds more that I use actual background dies, and though I have lots of gilding polishes Blossom seems to be the most used one.

Hugs Helen xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card.
Lydia
X

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

beautiful card with a very lovely background... looks very good.

Rolf xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
I bet this is even more beautiful ‘in real life’. Such a lovely card. Avery is showcased perfectly against that gorgeous subtle but sparkling background.
Avery was a stand out for me in the last launch. Different style to the other frames in my stash. As yet - not in my possession but I am hoping she may join me at Christmas - I have been a good girl - honest!
I do have a few of the gilding polishes and used them with great gusto when I first got them. I really must dig them out and see if they need a bit of attention because I know they can go a little dry. Hopefully after being spritzed they will spring into life.
Still battling to resume some sort of normality after being absent from the house - not going too well. How can ‘boys’ (26 and 20 year olds), manage to undo any work done in such spectacular style? I don’t think I will ever find out the answer to that question!
Happy Tuesday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a most attractive card. Avery is lovely as is the Blossom gilding polish. Short and sweet again today as still having computer problems whuch OH is trying to sort for me. Have a good day everyone.

Frances

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. It is gorgeous. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very pretty with a shimmery background.

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

I love the hexagon border die it really makes the card stand out! Love it! I may have to get one now,the card is stunning,

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

Crafty Cruiser said...

Another Lovely card today.
Doreen R

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautifulllll Sue
Gr Karin

Tressa said...

A very interesting background. The blossom gilding polish is more beautiful that the photograph allows, it is one of my favourites.

Teresa

ursula said...

Sue you never cease to amaze me how you utilise your dies in different ways to make something completely different, this one is a fine example, together with the gilding polish....it is a gorgeous card, thank you....luv Ursula xx

Sandra Smith said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and I must have a go at using the hexagonal border to make a background

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Suzzette Yandle said...

Another awesome card design using your Hexagonal border. The die I won in your latest drawing. A lovely look using Gilding Polish. I adore using Gilding Polish.

karenlotty said...

Very pretty Pink and black look so good together

CCM said...

Lovely B-day card. Love the background that you have created with the Hexagonal border. Hope to get it soon.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love this border die and how you have used it here on this card, it is beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Scottydog said...

A very pretty card with an interesting background. I really must play a bit more with my Dies. Thank you Sue for all the ideas.

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card sue great back ground. Laura o Springfield

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and the gilding polish is 'lush' ,very nice
hugs to all,
Maria x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. I love how you have created this fantastic background with a border die, What an inspiration you are.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Wow beautiful card, love all the colours and the flower.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Sue,
A Very Quick Comment About Today’s Magnificent Card I Love The
Elegant Style Also The Fabulous Colour Combination
I Love The Mixture Of Cutting Dies Used I’m Falling Asleep While
Commenting But I Feel I Need To Leave A Comment For This
Extremely Exquisite Card
Please Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Lots Of Love From Sam xxx
Thank You For Sharing Also The Fabulous Breakdown
Sue, Thank You For Being My Daily Inspiration Which I Truly Appreciate......................

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Another example of just how versatile your dies are Sue, the border as background looks so good. I have some gilding polish but my imagination only went as far as gold and red for Christmas until you showed us the opal one, now I can see the value of the colours with the bling in backgrounds.
I adopted the carnation last release but naughty me, have not used it yet, your oh so pretty flower today has inspired me too
Hugs
Muriel x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
You always amaze me with your ideas! Beautiful example of how to use your dies differently, that’s something I love doing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is another Wowser! I love the hexagon border and loving the way you've used it as a border. Fabulous card!
Hugs, Rose

Pawprintx4 said...

Gorgeous card. How happy anyone would be to receive this one on their birthday. I am wanting that border die....after Christmas.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Very pretty card l do like the versatility of the options for this card
OWLISH Xx