Tuesday, 12 February 2019

For You

Hello bloggers!  I have a lovely autumnal Stamped card to share with you today.  I started by stamping the Eliza's Dragonfly Daisy STDF in black Archival ink and cutting it out with the matching die.  I used Distress Markers to colour it.  I inked and stamped just the dragonfly part a second time and cut it out by hand and coloured it.  I used a dab of Stellar Ice Luna paste on my finger to add an iridescence to the wings then glued it in top of the original.  I used a milk card backing and cut a couple of Double Stitched Squares to seat the stamped image on.  I then created a larger multi layered frame using the same set with a wider milk mat and a thinner Chestnut Brown card frame layer.  I cut the For You shadowed sentiment in chestnut brown and glued it in the open area on the focal element.  Milk and brown mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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72 comments:

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful as all of your STDF cards are, there are a few people looking forward to autumn ( not me I could live summer)
Hugs
Muriel x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I love how you've surrounded the main focal point with the frames, and your new collection of stamps are gorgeous, not a lover of dragonflies both in the insect world or craft world but I know a lot of people love them, but I'm loving everything I see before me xxx

Karen Drew said...

Stunning
Luv
Karen xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, and absolutely lovely creation today, love the design/shape of the die that matches the stamp, very unusual. Have a great day everyone. Bx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx Hazel

Rachel Taylor said...

Gorgeous card sue ,really focuses the image x

hollyberry said...

Very different card. Love the colouring that you have done as I always do. Beautiful.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning and beautifully coloured with the Distress markers . This would be a great design for a mans card with this choice of colour. I love how you have framed the card with the double stitched square dies.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love it when you use your matching stamps and this one is gorgeous. I wouldn’t have thought about putting the Luna paste on the dragonfly wings but it is perfect.
Marion S x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Love the different card today.The colours you have chosen are just beautiful.
Jan x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card today.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Clai01 said...

Really natural looking card love it. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. Love the colouring you have done on the stamped card.

Barbara V

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.

Michele

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Netty The Runner said...

Stunning card Sue. Really love the dragonfly, anything of nature gets my vote. I do like frames on cards as well, sets them apart, makes them look very expensive.
Annette x

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue, I love how you used the lunar paste on the dragonfly. Thank you, have a good day.xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the die and the colouring in

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Love
Sharon MK
xxx

Jan Sayer said...

Pretty card. Good to see some stamping.
Jan
Northampton

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes

I just realised that the days are getting just fractionly longer. Maybe spring is not far away.
Today's card is lovely as always. It has a really clean cut which I love and the colouring is beautiful.
Thank you Sue.
Marie P.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is so different from your usual samples, it is amazing to see that black/white frame and how it is created using your dies, it really does look smashing, yes I like it.

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

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue such a lovely organic look to your card today. Really pretty. Xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x I love the colouring of the stamp and I would never have thought to use the luna paste to add a touch of sparkle to the wings x it looks fantastic x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful autumnal card. X

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A real Autumnal feel to this card. I absolutely love the STDF that match your dies. It gives a totally feel to your card when you use them. Very clever to use the Luna paste to give an iridescent look to the dragonfly's wings.

Have a great day.

Beverly

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the colour choice, and the stamping! Love Jean xxx

SerenePolly said...

Truly lovely card Sue. The colours are beautiful.

Christine
xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful card I especially love the dragonfly wings (I definitely need this Luna paste).
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I absolutely love this card. The stamp and colouring is perfect for a man's card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue the die the colouring just perfect thank you
Love always
June Horrocks xxxxxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today & beautifully coloured in. This would be ideal for men's cards. Yvonne xx

gwen70 said...

Absolutely beautiful card xx

Susan Battensby said...

Beautiful card Sue, love your colouring and your dragonfly, looks very shimmery.
x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card.
Lydia
X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card,I love that stamp, and the dragonfly is fabulous.
Hugs, Rose

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. Sorry but we're having lots of power cuts here and we were without it all day yesterday, so making a quick comment today.
Love your colouring, as always. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I really must look at getting stamps that match the dies they look awesome. Hugs WINTERWARM. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really attractive card today.
The beautifully detailed stamps that match your die give a totally different look to the cards.
I love your colour choice and colouring.
Lesley S x

stitchingranny said...

This is a pretty card and a lovely stamped image. Make a great card for man or woman too.

Hugs Helen xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this lovely card certainly has an autumnal feel to it. I love the composition and the STDF with your excellent colouring. Eliza's outer cutting die has an unusual shape that lifts the focal point so much more than a plain circle, love it.

Frances

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely stamp and I love what you have done to make the dragonfly wings look iridescent.

Lisbeth

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Pretty post and love the stamp

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I always admire your stamps and this one is gorgeous and gives that autumnal feel to the card

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely dragonfly stamped image and I love the whole composition. Would look lovely as a framed picture.

karenlotty said...

A beautiful card I love dragonflies with their beautiful iridescent wings which you’ve captured beautifully
Now I have a stamping platform I may start investing in some STDF

Crafty Cruiser said...

Sorry, this card doesn’t do it for me but I can see how others would like it.
Doreen R

ursula said...

Your matching stamps change the look of dies so much, add a different dimension to cards...beautiful work....luv Ursula xx

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a great stamp, adding value to the die set. I hope Tim appreciates how well you show of his Distress markers too.
Very pretty card for either a guy or gal.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

CraftyJo said...

Love this!

Scottydog said...

What a lovely, restful looking card this is. I just love dragonflies (& would love you to do a square dragonfly frame like your butterfly frame) & I particularly like the way you have highlighted the wings, they do look iridescent. Thank you Sue.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sue
Gr Karin

Ann said...

Good Afternoon Sue. Lovely card just fine for the men in my minds eye.... loving the Dragon fly die. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Kate's Cards said...

I love this card and the colour is quite a departure from your usual cards. I am liking this slightly grungier look.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Nice scene design and I adore dragonflies. Nice that you used Luna paste on the dragonfly's wings. Please consider Luna paste for HSN shows. I don't have any Luna paste and I NEED some!

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely card Sue, but autumn I want spring first(hehehe)!

BenteS said...

So beautiful!
Lovely stamp, and that dragonfly is adorable :))

sued99 said...

Fabulous card and I love the colour palette. X

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Would make a brilliant male card. Thank you.

Welsh Dors said...

Love this card.

Patricia Howarth said...

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

Sandy G said...

Lovely card Sue.

Joan McKevitt said...

Beautiful, Sue.....the colours are so soft and gentle....calming... Jo xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous card the stamp is lovely I love the dragonfly

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Love your card, beautifully coloured too, especially the dragonfly and its wings.

I too love Luna paste, I use it on butterfly wings too. Beautiful finish on your card.

Love n hugs

Dorothy of Baldock GB


PS...Well done all the winners.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I love the stamped image.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

dj from kettering said...



An unusual card from yesterday, could be used
for all sorts of uses, too,




Doreen x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh I really do love this card !!! The colours you have used are beautiful. The Daisy Dragonfly STDF is fab !!! I am loving your colouring in techniques. The image really looks like it is popping out of the card and the Dragonfly is fantastic !!! A lovely autumnal kind of card. Natural colours and green shades are my favourite colour combos. Thank you Sue. Love from Tres X X X

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue stunning card i love this stamp its on my shopping list. Thanks Helen Terry xxx

Fikreta said...

very nice card!