Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Not Older, Just Better

Hi crafters!  I have a milk and black birthday card with a great sentiment to share today!  I started by cutting the Squared Square die out of black card and glued a milk backing which was covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I  coated it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz for a bit of bling to the background.    The next layers was the smaller die in the set but cut in milk card and backed with black, then I used the Double Pierced Squares to cut it into a frame.  I added it with foam to the card.  I cut another one just like it but smaller.  I added foam to the back then seated it in a diamond orientation in the card.  I cut the smallest die and added it to the very centre.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flag die and seated it across the centre of the card.  I used the Starlight Daisies to make three different sized flowers out of milk card.  I seated one at the end of the flag and the other two across from it.  Milk and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hollyberry said...

Love this stylish card.

Clai01 said...

Absoutely gorgeous card love it. x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card, simple but elegant
Marion S x

Karen Drew said...

Stunning. Love the sentiment
Karen xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a stunning card, the design is outstanding and the sentiment is just superb. Love it all. Have a good day everyone. Bx said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, such pretty flowers.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jacqui O A said...

Great card Sue.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh I like this sentiment, certainly different, and I know many of my friends who would appreciate it, such a lovely creation too using your lovely dies, must try this one.

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. This kind of design is timeless if that makes any sense. When you first launched your American dies there were quite a few cards and samples where the same two dies were used, 1 placed as a square, the 2nd placed with a corner pointing to the middle of the card almost giving the diamond effect and I still love using those dies in that design as they are so detailed and full of interest. This sample pops with the black and milk but the whole design is just perfect and one that I know a lot of us will carry on using for quick but very effective cards, you must have given us hundreds of dies by now that we can use to make this diamond shape design and i thank you for that as its such a help for when our grey matter temporarily shuts down (as mine does often) !!
Sending hugs for the day xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous Sue. This is a great die, always looks good on ‘guy cards’.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card this morning. Love the milk and black combo. The sparkle paste just adds a bit of bling and the flowers are beautiful.

Barbara V

Unknown said...

Wonderful card! Take off the flowers and glitter and It would be great for the guys to. A lovely card design. Debra x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking card thanks to the combination of black and milk cardstock together with the symmetry of the Squared Squares die. I treated myself to this set recently so I'm look forward to trying this design out. Thank you for the great inspiration. X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the sentiment. Love Jean xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, just beautiful.


Kate's Cards said...

Very stylish and graphic. Xxx

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

Gorgeous card today. I simply love the black and milk together. it looks really elegant.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

DeCor said...

Love this stunning combination of colours. The squared squares are so smart looking. A perfect sentiment. Have a great day all.

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

What a pretty card this morning, I particularly like the sentiment, as well as the square dies,just Lovely.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

TDQ Karen said...

Love the stylish squares, really classy card xxx

Chris Curry said...

Love this card, so elegant. Love this sentiment, makes me smile. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely colour combination today Sue.... and I love the design. I don't have the squared square dies...... yet...... but..... they are on a list for later..... birthday in a couple of months. The sentiment is brilliant for most of our friends who are.... at an age...that would be suited without offence. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

ahappycrafter50 said...

Stylish card.

Anne said...

Lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Lovely classy card today with the black and milk and those fabulous squared squares. When I first got them I used them so much and I seem to have forgotten them, thank you for the reminder. The flowers are pretty with their bit of bling too,
Muriel x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Suemac said...

A beautiful card once again.

karenlotty said...

Lovely Perfect for both ladies and gents (maybe not with the flowers!)

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card and sentiment.I don't have this die yet but it is at the top of my must haves and I have a birthday coming soon.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely elegant card today very generic

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care
Hunnymummy from MK

stitchingranny said...

Lovely card and love the sentiment too - will have to remember to tell my son that one

Hugs Helen xx

Unknown said...

Love, love, love!

Love the sentiment. We need that!

Love the squared, diamond, squares.

Especially love how the smallest box seems to put the sentiment on a movie marquis.

Love the flowers.

Okay maybe not so wild about the black. Okay, maybe it works. What about silver, black and red?

What about blue and gold and white?

Or reddish gold and a deep mahogany brown? With gilding flakes instead of glitterbitz.

Anyway, this one’s a winner!

Thank you for shooting ideas at us so faithfully that one or two might stick, and for providing us with a search feature to look up the instructions again.

Rock on!


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Classy card, love the sentiment.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Gorgeous! Replace the flowers with something more masculine and voila - a lovely Male card.
Doreen R

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card. love Jean Z xx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card with a beautiful sentiment. Love the black & milk combination .Yvonne xx

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue so elegant the milk and black are brill thank you
Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

Jan.moogie said...

Stunning card Sue, love it. have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Fab card. I love this die. It's a fave.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Classic and very stylish - this would make a great template to save and use as inspiration for both male and female cards, just making a few changes here and there to suit the thank you for that


dj from kettering said...

This is a lovely card, where have those flowers
come from, can't remember seeing them before??

Doreen x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue such a lovely card and so useful for lots of birthdays. The daisy dies add a real feminine touch, but take them off and so suitable for a male card. Always find male cards difficult just not sure why though X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue
Fantastic card this morning using Squared square dies. I love the design and the finishing touches with flowers. Perfect card for the ladies and the men.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue nd everyone
I love today’s card When I first saw it I thought you had used a gold and black card I think gold and black would work perfectly with this design. I have that sentiment stamp and have used it a few times love it
I think yesterday was the first and will probably be the last time I commented first on the blog. Lol 😝
Have a wonderful day Sue
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue, this is another Stunning card... Love it 😊

Geordie Jan xx

BenteS said...

Lovely card, shiny and elegant!
Love the colour combo :))

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very striking and elegant in the off white and black. A great sentiment.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!

Scottydog said...

Lovely classy, elegant card, as usual, but I love black & white (or in this case milk, but in some pics looks white!) So you just couldn’t fail with this one. Thank you Sue.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the simple geometric design and the monochromatic colours. Great one for the guys (if you use something else instead of the flowers)


Anonymous said...

Great card Sue and so suitable for the dreaded male cards!! Love from Jackie xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A great card, love everything about it.
Hugs, Rose

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning elegant card Sue x I love the colours and the dies you have used x the flowers are so pretty x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice - love that sentiment!

Suzzette Yandle said...

A very geometic styled card.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and dies!
Hugs x
Heather T

Sue MacFall said...

Cogs instead of flowers - wonderful masculine card !! Thank you for the inspiration, Sue

Pawprintx4 said...

A great card. I love black and white. The perfect contrast. The sentiment is spot on and everyone appreciates it.
Have a wonderful day all,
Stephanie K

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a great card and a design that would look good in many other colours too. The openness of the Starlight Daisies reflects the open squares brilliantly. Omit the flowers and you have a super masculine card or even one for those that don't like frills and flounces (silly people lol).


Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card I just love those dies. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and made a very similar one in aqua and white for my nieces birthday last week, she loved it

Love and hugs to everyone

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue another great card, really like the floral element on this card.
Wendy xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card! Very pretty, love and hugs, Alison xx

CCM said...

Love the design. The color scheme is up to us , endless possibilities. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us all.

Hugs from Toronto,

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a great design and a gorgeous card Sue


sued99 said...

Really elegant card. X

ursula said...

Another most beautiful card, fit for man or woman, dependent on the embellishment....luv Ursula xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A really beautiful monochrome card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

A really beautiful card Sue!! So stylish and striking!!!

Littlelamb said...

A really beautiful card Sue. Thank you.

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card and a great sentiment. Love the Milk and Black they work really well together.
Hugs Brenda XXX

Eunice said...

Really nice card Sue.

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Oh My Word Today’s Card Is Just Magnificent
I Love The Exceptional Colour Combination Milk/Black
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Milk/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Sticky Adhesive Sheet”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
“Creative Expression Cream Flat Backed Pearls”. (Centre Of The Flowers)
Outstanding Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Double Pierced Square Die Set”. (From The Noble Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Squared Square Die Set”. (From The Noble Collection 7 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Pierced Flag Die Set”. (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Starlight Daisies Die Set”. (From The Finishing Touches Collection 12 Cutting Dies)
You Began Today’s Card By Cutting The Squared Square Die Set Using Black Foundation Card Then You Glued
A Piece Of Milk Card To The Back Of It, Which You Covered With A Sticky Adhesive Sheet You Then Coated This
With The Magnificent Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz The Next Layers Was The Smaller Dies In The Set Cut In Milk
Foundation Card Then Backed With Black Background (Then You Used The Double Pierced Squares?) To Create
A Frame You Added Mounting Foam To The Card Then Added Another One Just Like It You Then Added Mounting Foam
Then Placed This In A Diamond Orientation On The Card, You Cut The Smallest Die Then Added It To The Centre
You Stamped Your Sentiment Cut It Out With Your Pierced Flag Die Set Placing It Across The Centre
Sue You Created Flowers Using The Starlight Daisies Die Set Creating Three Flowers Placing One On The End
Of The Sentiment Flag The Other Two Opposite
Adding This To Your Base Card With A Milk/Black Mat/Layer Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Luxurious Card
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Sandra said...

So dramatic and love those sweet flowers!


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Laura O said...

Great card sue love the flowers and the sentiment is great too. Laura O Springfield

Anonymous said...

it is my friends birthday next week, she would love a card like this.

Tressa said...

Love this one. Especially the sentiment.


Unknown said...

Hi Sue
I love this card its really striking and I really like the squared square dies.
With best wishes
Elaine Ann

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card, so unusual but beautiful. Love the dies you have use for the background and the flowers.
Di B. x

June Ballenger said...

Love this card Sue I have the dies and is its ok will try tomorrow xx

Owlish said...

I like what u done with this card very elegant and definitely love these dies