Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tis The Season

Hi crafters!  Still more Christmas cards to share on the run up to the big day, but I really liked this Fire and Ice sample.  I started by cutting the frame from the Mosaic Bauble die set in black.  I covered the front of it with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet, then turned it over and gilding the back with Summer Meadow Gilding Flakes.  I used a piece of Rubit Scrubit pad to refine the flakes and remove the excess.  Next I peeled the other side of the backing paper off of the front of the card and sprinkled it with Iced Snow, then trimmed away the excess.  I added mounting foam to the back to raise it.  Next I cut the Poinsettia Lattice Background out of white card.  I backed it with white card then seated the frame over it.  I cut one more of the Lattice Poinsettia die in white and hand cut the five poinsettias out.  I used spray glue on them , then glittered them with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz and added them back over the originals in the background after forming them and adding pearls to the centres. I cut the Tis The Season sentiment in black and glued it to the centre of the card.  The card was completed with White and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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58 comments:

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, thank you a beautifully dramatic card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous and very modern looking card. Love the fire an ice technique. Have a good day everyone. Bx

hollyberry said...

Certainly a dramatic card. Although I love the background I'm not sure about it on this card.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is certainly a striking stand out card

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, the dramatic border really makes the centre piece stand out.

Michele

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely fire and ice technique goes well with our icy morning today. Love this card. Hugs xx Pauline

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue, love the fire and ice technique
Marion S x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. It's so lovely to see more festive samples for inspiration I'm struggling to get to the end of my order, with 4 first birthday cards thrown into the mix I'm panicking. Now if all the required cards had been so beautiful as this I'd be a happy bunny, easy to work with, and a stunning end result, but 4 Gingerbread 'family' Lisa's Cute Santa all with tiny pieces to cut multiple times then struggle to hold them to place them properly has been an absolute nightmare and I'm absolutely shattered both mentally and physically lol, so it's relaxing to start my day the Sue way and admire these gorgeous samples you give us before I head back to the world of madness, I'm surprised my machine hasn't blown up and I go to bed with the dulcit sounds of whirring in my head lol. Sending many thanks for the daily inspiration I get every day xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful glitzy and extravagant card. Love the effect of the fire and ice technique. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Always love the fire and ice. The poinsettias are pretty too.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue, like how you created the frame. Thank you, have a good day.xxx

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card today!
The technique you have used for the frame really makes the focal elements pop out😍😍

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
‘Tis’ beautiful!
Love the contrast of that dark edge against the centre of the card. Absolutely stunning x
Happy Tuesday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Great way to start the day,beautiful card ,the gilding flakes really set this card on fire,
Best wishes
Karen M

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I wouldn't have thought that fire and ice would make a nice card but I was wrong, this is gorgeous, love all the sparkle and bling.

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

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - lovely to see the fire and ice technique and the frame is absolutely stunning. A very opulent Christmas card, love it. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

karenlotty said...

So so pretty Thanks for the reminder of the fire and ice technique I may use it for a couple of special Christmas cards I need

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Another lovely card this morning Sue. And what is great about it is I have just bought the lattice poinsettias die to start my next year's cards with. I love what you have done with this one though..... but then again I love what you do with all you dies and ideas. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful poinsettias which are my favourite flowers. I love the frame with your gilding flakes. Yvonne xx

Jackie Trinder said...

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

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning all. I'm rushing this morning to finish my last 3 cards for Canada as I have a friend coming to take me to the post office I dread to think of the cost for postage on 20 cards,
Your gift to us this morning of fire and ice is very different from your trade-mark cards and to my own surprise I'm not quite sure about it. At least I won't be frantically adding more and more to my wish list.
Have a peaceful day everyone.
Marie P.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Lovely technique. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2 xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really striking card today. It has got everything I love on it. I am always drawn to card that contain black, but lots of people that I send cards to don't really like it (some people just have no taste)

Lisbeth

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
Fantastic card this morning you have created with fire and ice. The boarder is stunning and this would be a card that you stand in that special place. The Poinsettia lattice background works beautifully on the design.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and fab background Sue
Gr Karin

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

a beautiful card anf the frame is stunning.

Rolf xxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

I love the centre of this card but I’m not so sure on the very dark border, sorry.
Doreen R

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the fire and ice so thank you for the reminder of how gorgeous it is.

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely and glittery. Xxxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Beautiful card today, love the fire and ice

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful Christmas card. Gorgeous fire and ice border and the poinsettia lattice with sparkly poinsettias.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card I love the fire and ice technique!
Hugs x
Heather T

Pawprintx4 said...

I must admit to having the Mosaic Bauble Die and only using the border (this year...) but it is truly a wonderful border that I have used on both Christmas and a special congratulations card too. The baubles are also beautiful and will be one for 2019. I just had more cards made than needed (having so much fun making).
Stephanie C., take a deep breath. You will do everything you need to do.
Everyone, have a good day,
Stephanie K

Jan Sayer said...

Love the fire and ice frame which contrasts well with a pretty centre.
Jan
Northampton

Littlelamb said...

A lovely card again today Sue. Thank you.

June Horrocks said...

A beauty todaysue I love the fire and ice I would never have thought it for a Christmas card love this thank you sue love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Scottydog said...

I love the border on this die & using the fire & ice technique on this card makes for a very dramatic effect. Thank you Sue

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card.
Lydia
X

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the design of this card but the mosaic frame (which I love using) is showing up as quite dark on my screen and it is hard to see the beauty of the die and the gilding flakes. I'm sure that it looks stunning IRL, just not on the computer.

Frances

Di said...


Hi Sue,
A wonderful card, I love the fire and ice technique. The colour of ths frame is quite unusual but very striking, love it. Love your poinsettias, I always have to have one in the house at Christmas.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Tressa said...

A very striking card. Ido like th fire and ice frame.

Teresa

Unknown said...

I love the fire and ice technique, and this is a fine example, beautiful card....luv Ursula xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Good evening Sue, beautiful card, love the fire and ice, looks so opulent! Love Jean xxx

sued99 said...

A really lovely card. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful, I love all the 'bling'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x the fire and ice technique is so dramatic x I love your poinsettias and found it really difficult not to use them on every card , they are so beautiful x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Suemac said...

A stunning card

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card.xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue fabulous card I love your mosaic bauble die I have used it a lot to make my special Christmas cards this year

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! How many sparkling! Stunning card!

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful sparkly card Sue. Xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful.............. I like your fire and ice technique, and the card is just stunning.......... next year I'll start the run up to Xmas in Feb!!
Hugs, Rose

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

WOW love the technique on the frame. Must try this one !

Love the card

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
A lovely card the way u done the frame is brilliant
OWLISH Xx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Think this one gas to be one of my favourites it's lovely!

Di Di from broadstairs Kent