Sunday, 14 April 2019

Thinking Of You

Good Sunday morning all!  It's glitz and glamour for today's post.  I started with a piece of gold and white striped decorative paper from my stash as the background.  I used the Double Stitched Squares to add a multi layered frame with a wider gold mirror card base and a thin white frame on top.  I added it over the background with mounting foam.  Next I cut the Pansy Flower Square out of white card and glued it to a piece of acetate.  I turned it over and used Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to fill in areas of the flower starting with the darkest purple of the pansy.  I coated the glue with purple glitter then tapped it off.    I did the leaves next in a deep green glitter.  The centre of the flower was done in gold glitter.  The last part was the centre of the flower which was done in Sparkle star glitter with a hint of blue mixed in. I set it aside to dry overnight.  Once dry, I added a white backing  and mounted it in the lower corner of the frame.  I used the Thinking Of You shadowed sentiment cut out off purple card and mounted on a white shadow in the upper corner.  The card was completed with white and gold mirror card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4" in size. All for now, Sue x







           

46 comments:

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. WOW. Breathtakingly stunning. Your photography gets really deep into the heart of this sample and shows us every inch of its beauty. Going off subject, I was looking through a plant nursery catalogue yesterday and of course it showed each flower you've turned into Square Flower dies, it was having those pictures in front of me that made me realise even more just how many hundreds of cards we could make with these small but explosive dies, I say explosive because nature has given us there plants each petal with a different explosion of beauty, and thanks to your designs, and the mediums from CE you have given crafters here that chance to give the most beautiful gift within a card. Thank you for this beautiful opportunity and have a wonderful day xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, fabulous card, the gold stripes of the background papers goes so well with the purple glitter. Love Jean xxx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another great card and such a pretty flower.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Loraine Jefferis said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the background paper you've used it works so well with the colours in the flower. Thanks for showing us such a beautiful card. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
How do you manage to come up with so many original ideas from just one die you are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card today. Love the gold stripes and the flower is so pretty.

Barbara V

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Another great card. I simply love the flower dies.
Thanks Jan x

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, WOW! this is stunning. I love the colours which you've chosen.
Busy day today with family visiting, so no crafting for me.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs xx Pauline

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a stunning sample today, the gold and white complement the flower perfectly. love it,

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue, the pansy is such a pretty flower and so many colour options to choose.
Marion S x

Scottydog said...

Wow, very opulent! Beautiful. Thank you Sue.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

The pansy on the card is gorgeous done in glitter with such realistic effect. Combined with the regal background papers and you have the perfect card.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Beverly

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Wow - this card is so rich and regal. Love the glittering on the acetate and the colouring of the pansy is beautiful. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Clai01 said...

Love the pansy-very Spring like. x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
A real WOW ! Card today. Love it all from the gorgeous striped background to the bling bling bling pansy. Since I now have some of the flower squares I am really enjoying playing with them and have been more than happy with results
Have a lovely Sunday
Hugs
Muriel x

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card, very bold & striking.

Michele

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow what an amazing background and the colours you have used for the Pansy Flower Square are perfect. Those images are unbelievable. You have captured the beauty of this card perfectly x
Happy Sunday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, I do love the stained glass effect of your dies whether glazes or glitter filled. Your card is very regal today. Enjoy your weekend xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very opulent card today. Yvonne xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning all.
Another beautiful card Sue. I have a hanging basket of winter pansy's and your card is a perfect reflection of my favourite coloured ones. I would love to have even a small portion of your talent and am so glad that you share yours with us on a daily basis.
Thank you Sue.
Marie P.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. This is so lovely.... even though I am not a lover of the stained glass technique... the card is really beautiful. The striped back ground reminds me of a Victorian stately home. Isn't it amazing how some things come to mind when you look at them. I am sure the recipient of a card like this will really love it. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds Ls10.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, this is a fabulous card. Glamour and glitz indeed. Your pansy looks gorgeous with the background and frame.
Your cards are a real inspiration, every time.
Hugs, Rose

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Not my favourite post due to the colour way, but love the pansy square, so can see this easily done with other colours which still makes it a hit for me...

Anne said...

I would never get the stripes straight with the frame! Love the pansy.

Anne (Northampton)

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card.
Lydia
X

June Horrocks said...

Wow !!!! A stunning card today sue I love it the gold is really lovely your creation is brill thank you so much
Love always
June Horrocks xxxxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, wow a really stunning card, love the glitz, and the striped background really sets it off well. Have a good day everyone. Bx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Sue love th combo gold with purple
Gr Karin

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love it Jean Z xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Very impressive and gorgeous design!!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a very regal looking card today with all the gold and purple colours. Great idea.

Lisbeth

sued99 said...

What a stunning card. X

karenlotty said...

Stunning card I still haven’t tried this technique of adding glitter on the back of acetate

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

ursula said...

Very pretty indeed Sue, I struggle to do this as I find the glitter just goes everywhere I do not want it...cannot get clean lines like you have here....perseverance is what it is called....luv Ursula xx

Pawprintx4 said...

I wonder how hard it would be to keep the glue/glitter in the right areas on the back (at least for me). Very pretty card when you do it, however. I will try at some point.
Everyone, have a wonderful Sunday,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Loving the glitz and glamour today. Obviously, I also love the flower die and how you’ve glitter to colour it in.

Love Helen xxx

dj from kettering said...



That gold/wht stripped paper is gorgeous! Makes it
so sumptious looking



Doreen x

Eunice Astle said...

The gold and white paper sets off the wonderful peonie die. Thanks for the awesome idea.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Thanks for the glitz and glamor today. Your design today brightened my allergy day. Oh, Spring! Thanks for the close-up photos. Otherwise I would have missed those lovely colors. Thanks for sharing.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, gosh what a striking card today. I love the stripey background with the gilded frame and I adore the glittered pansy just not too sure if I like them both together. I'm sure that I would fall in love with the whole if I saw it IRL but for the moment the jury is out. I will keep coming back to it and probably find that it has grown on me lol.

Frances

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I do love your flower squares just not sure about the striped background

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card the purple glitterbitz on the pansy is gorgeous I love the background paper you've used too

hazel said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I’m late posting I worked a double shift so wasn’t here much! Wow what a beautifully glamorous card! The striped background paper is gorgeous and the glitters used are so pretty.
Hugs x
Heather T