Friday, 18 January 2019

Happy Birthday

Hi crafters!  I pulled out the Gilding Polish for this one!  I started with a piece of Duck Egg Blue card as my background.  I wanted to add some detail to it so I stamped the Layered Carnation with Powdered Blue Gilding Polish.  I used the sponge applicator to dab the stamp until it was evenly coated then stamped it on to the card.  Each flower was stamped twice to complete the flower shape.  Next I cut the Hexagonal Border in white twice.  I cut both of them done and overlapped them to create a thinner border.  I added a strip of card covered with the same Gilding Polish to the back of each border strip, added mounting foam and attached it the sides of the card.  I cut the Avery die in white and backed it in white.  I cut the thin border out of card that I coated with the gilding polish, then glued it to the edge of the die cut.  I cut the centre of the Avery die in white and backed it with a piece cut from the gilding polish.  I added it to the centre of the card, then cut the Happy Birthday Mini Expression in white and glued it in the centre.  I used the Layered Carnations to make a small flower and I edged it with the gilding polish.  I added it with a few white leaves to the corner of the sentiment.  A single small flower was added cut out of a spare bit of the gilded card.  White on white mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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63 comments:

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful background and beautiful card today. I didn’t know you could stamp with gilding polish but am sure going to give it a try now !
Hugs
Muriel x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx Hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty sample, the duck egg blue is a beautiful shade it's one of the many I like to keep plenty of, but I had no idea you could stamp with guilding polish, now that's something I must try, it's a gorgeous effect. All in all a pretty inspirational way to start the day. Hoping your day is a lovely one xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful creation this morning, love the gilded blue background you have created too. I thought I had that layered carnation die so will have to check out my listing.

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

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely colour and great background

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card, thank you so much.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
Stunning card this morning and the Duck egg blue works beautifully . I have to admit I forgot you could stamp with the gilding polish and effect looks amazing.
Crafty ups to all , Wendy

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a beautiful and elegant card, the colour is gorgeous, and stamping with the gilding polish gives a very different effect. Have a good day everyone. Bx

DeCor said...

Love the way you did the background. Sets off the Avery die so beautifully. A gorgeous card.

Clai01 said...

Looks lovely x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love how you have stamped the background with gilding polish! Love Jean xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today, so pretty.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue a lovely card with beautiful colors. I love the gilding flake stamping will have to give that a try.

Barbara V

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue. I think the word ornate suits it. Thank you, have a good weekend. Stay warm.xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
This is such a pretty card in both colour and composition. I would never have thought to stamp with gilding polish, but will certainly have a go now. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a beauty today created with two of my favorite dies from this release. I love how you have stamped the background with gilding polish, it gives a magical quality to the card.
I also like how you have made the borders smaller without diminishing the beauty of the die. I have to remember to try that.


I know you are probably busy setting up for the opening of Creativation so have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely card. I especially like the background.
Jan
Northampton

Marion Scott said...

A beautiful card Sue, love 5he stamped background.
Marion S x

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
Another beautiful card and my favourite colours.
I have never used gilding polish as the 3 tins that I've had for a while are too hard to use and I haven't found an answer to the problem. I think I must put gilding polish on my NEED IT NOW list and have it here before the urge to try it wears off.
All for now, hugs to all.
Marie P.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Suemac said...

A pretty background

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Today's card is really beautiful I love the stamped background the colours are divine & the dies are very pretty

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the border die xx

June Horrocks said...

What s beauty today sue the boarder dies are lovely a very pretty card love it !!!!!
Thank you love june horrocks xxxxx

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue What a beautiful birthday card. Mavis L x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a lovely card and I'm falling in love with the border die - it will be added to my list! Love the colour and the stamped background too. Many thanks
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colour. Hugs Bernie.xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card love the stamped background.
Lydia
X

stitchingranny said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. I love the way you backed the Avery die with white, at first I thought I hadn't seen this one before because I actually thought it was an embossing die. Another way to give your dies a completely different look.

Hugs Helen xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue..... Ohhhh ilove this one Sue. This is what I recognise as a Sue Wilson classic card. It really is lovely. And could be used for any occasion other than Birthdays. This is what I love about your cards. ..... so versatile. The colours are lovely too. Thankyou Sue.
Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a lovely card in beautiful colours xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card & I also love stamping with the gilding paste.Yvonne xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and colours . love Jean Z xxxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, like so many other Wil sonettes, I too didn't realise that you could stamp with gilding polish, so, will give that a go.
Like the background and colour scheme. Such a pretty card. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Susan Battensby said...

Love your hexagonal border, it's so pretty.
Very pretty card and I love the duck egg blue colour.
x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. Thank you for all the inspiration. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card Sue x the duck egg is a beautiful colour x thankyou for reminding us that we can stamp with the polish , the effect is lovely x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card and I love the way you created the background. If you have told us before about stamping with gilding polish I am sorry to say that I have forgotten but I will certainly give it a go now as I think it gives a beautiful effect.

Marie P - if you have tins then it is gilding wax that you have. Gilding polish is very different and comes in a plastic pot with its own applicator - it's brilliant.

Frances

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and I love your background, must try stamping with gilding polish too.

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue another gorgeous card today the colour is lovely my favourite
Hug's Lynda xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card. A lovely background and lovely dies you have used.

ursula said...

I just love this background stamped with the gilding polish, never ever thought of doing that, we learn something new every day, thank you so much Sue....A most beautiful finished card....luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...

Liking the colours you've used :)

sharon casey said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes
Beautiful card today, love the colours and dies used.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day everyone

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card. Fun use for the gilding polish, must try that.

Warm hugs to you all,
Maria x

Pawprintx4 said...

I love the color. great card for other purposes too.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card Sue xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

CCM said...

Lovely card and colors.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Suzzette Yandle said...

Geat use of the Gilding Polish. Next to Pixie Powders, Gilding Polish is one of the products I ready like to use. Good job on photographing your card. My eyes actually recognize the raised center you did on the Hexagonal Border. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

BenteS said...

Beautiful card today; lovely colours and the stamped background is great :))
Also love the embossed background for your sentiment and the way you have raised the border dies - a good idea!

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I love blue!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi sue

Another stunning card, love too the colour combination.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock GB

sued99 said...

It’s that lovely hexagonal border die again. It’s so gorgeous. Think that has to be my next purchase. X

scrAPpamondo said...

So sweet and adorable card!

Barbara said...

Very pretty card Sue, love the colours.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous !! I absolutely adore your background the hexagonal border is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Tressa said...

Very pretty card.

Teresa

dj from kettering said...



Like the idea of using Guilding Wax to stamp
with, and the carnation flower too,




Doreen x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card I love the dies used and colour combination!
Hugs x
Heather T

Fikreta said...

Its so very nice!

DeCor said...

Beautiful card. Love how you used the gilding Polish to stamp with.