Saturday, 21 November 2020

Not Older, Just Better

Hello my crafty friends!  Today's card uses the Luna Paste to create this shimmery background.  I used the Moonlit Mist Luna Paste and spread it across a piece of card using a palette knife.  I used my finger to smooth it out and remove any excess and then allowed it to dry.  Using the dotty border die from the Whitney Edger set, I cut it into the card five times vertically across the card.  I added a white backing card to it, then used the Double Stitched Ovals to cut an aperture in the middle.   I added mounting foam to the background to raise it, then added it to another piece of card.  I glued the oval cut from the aperture down into the centre of the recess.  I cut the Decorative Flag die in white and added it across the centre oval with foam.  Using a bit of leftover luna paste card, I cut the Not Older, Just Better sentiment from it.  I added a black shadow to it then glued it to the flag die.  I covered a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet, then cut the Whirligig Flowers out of it.  I peeled the backing paper off of each flower and coated it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz, then assembled the flowers.  I seated them in opposite corners and added a few leaves as accents.  The card was completed with white and wisteria mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x

37 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Wow that is a very bubbly card, just brilliant.
Thank you stay safe and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Lovely different fresh inspiration for this morning. The sentiment makes me smile and how I wish lol I've used this inside a few cards as I was honoured to be chosen at launch to receive this fun die but I can't but help think, older and more creaky in my case! So if it's your birthday today have fun, if you're feeling low, here's a hug, and if you're feeling unwell hope you feel brighter very soon xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a very pretty sample today, I like the luna paste with the cut outs behind in white and then the circle cut out of that and layered, what a cracking idea, finally the sentiment and flower are perfect for this sample. thank you Sue xx

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love this card. The way you have used the edger die us so unusual. It looks amazing and the flowers are so pretty.

Barbara V

Clai01 said...

All aspects of the card looks great x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue I would Jove to recieve this card to frame and the way you have given us such great inspiration thank you sue love always stay safe my friends love june horrocks will take that hug Steph thank you xxxxxxxxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love how you are giving us different inspiration on how to adapt your dies for backgrounds.Take care everyone x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a pretty card, love the colours and how you've used the edger dies.
The flowers look lovely too.xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and fabulous sentiment that brought a smile to my face!
Hugs x
Heather T

Owlish said...

I love this sentiment die this is a beautiful card and colours are so different to the norm.
Owlish Xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Another lovely card Sue and I just love that sentiment.
I bought the sentiment die last year to put on a card I was making for my eldest Daughters 70th Birthday and she was so thrilled with it.
I like everything about the card you have for us today and thank you so much for continuing to feed us with inspiration.
Hope you had more than one hug to give away Steph. I'd like one too.
Marie P.


Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a gorgeous card, love the colour and that sentiment is fabulous
Marion S x

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today.


theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x I love the moonlit mist luna paste , such a lovely colour x the sentiment always makes me smile x thankyou Sue x
Stay safe and keep crafting x

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today love the luna paste

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Hunnymummy54 MK

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very bubbly card today with your beautiful sentiment. Yvonne xx

dj from kettering said...

I can see this as a male card, just reduce the
number of flowers & leaves and there you go!!

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh this is different. But I like it. And for any gender too. I would love to see a collection of these all in different colours ... just to see which I likes the best. Very different. Love it. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning. Kind Regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really striking colour, makes this lovely card even more fabulous, and one of my all time favourite sentiments. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue xx Hazel

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sue. I was fortunate enough to win this die recently so I am going to try this later today for a friend who doesn't do frilly. She does love butterflies so I'll add these. It will make a nice change from Christmas cards (lol). WakeyL

Helen Bell said...

Hello Sue

Lovely card. Love Helen xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card, love the Whitney edger and how you’ve used it. The sentiment is great and I must check if I have it, I know I have it as a stamp but would love the Die

Love and hugs to everyone

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone the die cut makes me think of bubbles too, what a fab design. It would be great for a New Year card too and let's hope the new year brings good things this time.
Anyway back to the card, loving the whirligig flowers and of course the sparkles. Just a fabulous and different show of inspiration for us Sue.
I would like one of those hugs too from any of the ladies sending them out. Thank you Donna xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Yet another way of using your dies. It is great that you give us all these different ideas otherwise we would all get stuck in a rut of using the dies in the same way all the time. Love the colour of the luna paste too.


Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely idea on the construction of this and, with a few minor adjustments, makes a great Male card.
Doreen R

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card which is suitable for all ages and genders.
I love this sentiment, which I use with regulatory for the recycled teenagers birthdays, in my family and friends.
Your ideas know no ends. Thank you.
Hugs xxx Pauline

Pawprintx4 said...

Beautiful. I think I am getting older but no wiser though.
Hope all here are well and enjoying their weekend,
Stephanie K

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a pretty card and I love the colour of the Luna paste. I do like the way you create dimension without added weight by cutting out and re-inserting the centre section.


Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love the colour and the dies are gorgeous. Have a good weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely post and great dies...Don't know why but it has the feel of being underwater and bubbles....

sued99 said...

Really great card. I love the way you have used the edger die. X

Eunice Astle said...

Interesting card Sue.

ursula said...

I love Luna paste and that colour is just beautiful, stunning card as usual Sue...thank you...luv URsula xx

CCM said...

Love that with only one die you have created this pretty background. This will work for different occasions and for a male card, too.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Wow what a striking card I love it!

Rose in Chester said...

Wow, what a lovely card Sue. I love the colours.
And I think the sentiment is brilliant - just what we have been thinking.