Thursday, February 14, 2019

It's all about LOVE...

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope your day is filled with Love, Joy and Kindness!
I’m back to share a sparkling LOVE themed card, (using the negative of a die for a frame), and which created for my DT post at the Dies R Us  (DRU), Inspirational Blog..


CARD RECIPE:
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson


Expressions Collection - Alphabet Grid
Creative Expressions ALPHABET GRID Sue Wilson Expressions Collection Die Set CED5428*. Product Type: Die Cutting. Creative Expressions Crafting &
Sue Wilson Designs - Noble Collection - Double Stitched Squares

Frames and Tags Collection - Pierced Flags


Finishing Touches - Tranquil Poppy
Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Tranquil poppy

Finishing Touches Collection - Fern Fronds
 Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches Collection - Fern Fronds
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Other Products used:
Holographic Glitter, Gilding Polish, Silver lines Ribbon, Silver Flat-back gems.
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How-To
Randomly sprinkle Holographic Glitters in 3 colors (or any other types of sparkling glitters) onto a black cardstock paper that's been covered with a double-sided adhesive sheet to adhere the glitter.

Polish a piece of white cardstock with a pink gilding polish.
Die-Cut the Alphabet Grid to use for the background 4 times out of silver mirrored cardstock and adhere all the frames together.

Save the square letters that are cut-out from these Alphabet Grid frames to use on other projects. (both the negative and positive cuts are great to use). Ive saved these and only used the negative LOVE letters here.
Cut a square piece of acetate and adhere it behind this framing.

Cut a strip of vellum to place across the frame panel and adhere behind the edges. The sentiment will sit on top  of this vellum strip.

Die-Cut and dry emboss various Tranquil Poppy flowers from the white, green and the Polished Cardstocks. These are then trimmed, layered and adhered.

Assemble a floral spray by adhering together and alternating the different poppy flowers and fern fronds.

Die-Cut the Pierced Flags and adhere the LOVE letters onto the layered flags that sit on foam adhesive over the vellum.

Make a bow to place at bottom of floral spray that is parallel to the sentiment.

Final touches are the silver flat-back gems on the corners and sentiment flag.

For more inspiration, stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, here are the Dies R Us links;
STORE
CHALLENGE BLOG
FACEBOOK
INSPIRATION BLOG
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE
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ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN?
Then hurry on over to check us out on FB! This is a fantastic inspiring FB group of SW fans just like you! Come interact, share ideas, tips, tricks, tutorials, and fabulous makes using Creative Expressions and Sue Wilson's amazing products!
Click here to get there and come join the creative FUN!
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"


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 I'd like to enter this card into the following fun Challenges;
Always Fun Challenges - Love / Valentine's
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Love it Up
 Aud Sentiments Challenge - Love Or Valentine Sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love
Crafting By Designs - Love is in the Air
Crafty Creations-  Always Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges - Feb- Valentine
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Double Trouble Challenges - Flowers
Die Cuttin' Divas - Use Dies / Love
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge  - Floral
Pile It On - Pretty In Pink
Paper Shelter Challenge  - Letters and/or Numbers
 The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Romance
Tuesday Throwdown - Falling Hearts
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Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you'll give these ideas a try! :)
America

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Golden Butterflies

Hello and welcome back!  I have a fun Butterflies card design to share that I've created for my DT post at the Dies R Us  (DRU), Inspirational Blog.

How-To
First, I die-cut a card base panel and dry embossed the entire base with a large butterflies EF for some extra texture.  Then, I Hot-Foiled the Butterflies with Navy Blue Foil directly onto another piece of White Cardstock. Doing this technique  "Hot-Foil Stamps" the outlines of your die designs.

Next, I Die-Cut the large butterfly off the edge of top white layer and backed it with a Navy layer to show the color through the butterfly. I also die-cut the smaller butterflies out of Gold Mirrored Cardstock,  adhered them in layers and bent the wings of each with tweezers. Doing that shapes and adds fun dimension.

After layering the Butterflies, I die-cut the "Hi" sentiment multiple times, out of Navy and Gold Mirrored Cardstock then adhered in layers and placed it over a die-cut layered Pierced Flag panel.

The pierced flag panel was trimmed and adhered at top edge. Gold gems were randomle placed throughout design and onto the centers of the butterflies for added interest.

 That's it! So easy! Hope you'll give this a try!
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D R U Products used...
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson

Finishing Touches Collection - Petite Butterflies
Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches Collection  - Petite Butterflies
Sue Wilson Designs - Butterfly Frame Background

Frames and Tags Collection - Pierced Flags
 Sue Wilson Designs - Pierced Flags

Mini Expressions Collection - Hello / Hi Sentiment
Sue Wilson Designs - Mini Expressions - Hello & Hi
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*** Other Products Used ***
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson "Butterfly Dreams" Embossing Folder
Creative Expressions Deep Blue Foundations Card -also by Sue Wilson,  CE Gold Mirrored Cardstock, 110lb White Cardstock, Navy Foil, Gold Flat-Back gems.

That's it! Hope you'll give these fun Cutting Dies a try!
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For more inspiration, stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, here are the Dies R Us links;
STORE
CHALLENGE BLOG
FACEBOOK
INSPIRATION BLOG
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE
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ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN?
Then hurry on over to check us out on FB! This is a fantastic inspiring FB group of SW fans just like you! Come interact, share ideas, tips, tricks, tutorials, and fabulous makes using Creative Expressions and Sue Wilson's amazing products!
Click here to get there and come join the creative FUN!
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"


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I'd like to also enter this card into  the following FUN Challenges:
 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
A Bit More Time to Craft  - Anything Goes

 A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Animal Friends Challenge - Butterflies

Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes, Option/Love It Up
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Add some texture
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Dies/Punches, or Hearts
Happy Craft Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
 Love to Craft - Anything Goes
 Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
 The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Make it Girly
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by tod hope to have inspired your creativity! 
I love hearing from you! 
America

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Hot-Foil Stamping with Sue Wilson's Cutting Dies

Happy Sunday fabulous crafters!
I'm back to share a "Thinking Of You" Hot-Foil Stamped card...
Have you tried hot-foiling/stamping with your SW cutting dies yet? If not, oh my! You absolutely should! I got my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine before Christmas, and just can’t seem to stop playing with this! Ha! This hot-foil stamping technique is proving to be a total game changer for me! This method brings new life to our favorite cutting dies! Yay!
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CARD RECIPE
Take a look at this hot-foiled card in which I’m using Sue Wilson’s fabulous Eliza die, the Noble Collection Stitched Squares dies and SW' Thinking of you sentiment.
October Collection - Eliza
October Collection - Noble Double Stitched Squares

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The Papers are from Creative Expressions; Silver Mirrored Card & Duck Egg Blue Card, a Vellum paper strip and heavy White Cardstock.
I've also used; Silver Hot-Foil, (used with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot-Foil System), silver flatback gems (randomly adhered as finishing touches).
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The Eliza cut is inlaid and placed over a hot foiled/stamped background using the same Eliza die. There are three layers here and some of the silver hot foil shows through the pattern openings too! I matched it up with Silver Mirrored Cardstock to carry the silver throughout.
The sentiment is placed on a Vellum strip to stand out from the hot-foiled center section, allowing that to show better. Hot foil stamping is a trial/error technique for sure, but, it's also super fun to do!
 I hope to have inspired your creativity and that you'll give this technique a try!
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ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN too?
Then hurry on over to check us out on FB! This is a fantastic inspiring FB group of SW fans just like you! Come interact, share ideas, tips, tricks, tutorials, and fabulous makes using Creative Expressions and Sue Wilson's amazing products!
Click here to get there and come join the creative FUN!
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"


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I'd like to also enter this card into the following Fun Challenges;
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As You Like It Challenge -Favourite Pearls Or Buttons
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life - Moodboard
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - New Beginnings
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch
Crafting-With-Friends - Just For Fun

Color Throwdown - Color Challenge
Crafting By Designs - Corners, Borders and Frames
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Sparkle

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Sparkle and Shine
Moo-Mania and More - Cold and Frosty Colors
Just Add Ink - Add something NEW
Kitty Bee Designs - Winer Blues
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
 The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Words 2 Craft By - Hope
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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope to have inspired your creativity and love hearing from you!
 America

Friday, January 18, 2019

Sue Wilson Cutting Dies - Best Wishes

A shimmering *Best Wishes* Card created with some NEW Sue Wilson's Cutting Dies from her October 2018 Release...

These are 4 photos of the same card - but photographed in different lighting settings to better-show the shimmer of the Gold Polsihed areas and the sparkle of the Glitter Kiss.  Love the look that can be achieved with these products! Have you tried these? They are amazing! :)

Card was created with the following cutting dies by Sue Wilson;
Noble Coll -Dbl Stitched Squares, Celtic Circles Background, Finishing Touches Petal Pocket Flower and Fern Fronds, Sentiment from the Perspectives Coll - Triple Best Wishes.

How-To
I first glitter kissed the background die-cut panel. 
I then polished an entire sheet of white cardstock to diecut the framing and the Fern Fronds. 
The flowers were diecut then shaped and adhered randomly on bottom half with a strong adhesive.
I added Pearls to the background’s circles (again using a strong adhesive to better hold over the Glitter Kissed texture. Pearls were also the perfect touches to the centers of these flowers. 
The sentiment is multi-layered & placed on a Vellum strip that’s adhered at the ends in-between the framing’s edges. Papers are; CE’s White Coconut Card, black Cardstock & Vellum. 

 Now that the card’s been done, I’m looking back thinking that I probably would have die-cut the flowers’ leaves out of the gold polished sheet and not used same as the flower petals. lol
Does that ever happen to you? 
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 ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN too?
Then hurry on over to check us out on FB!   This is a fantastic inspiring FB group of SW fans just like you!  Come interact, share ideas, tips, tricks, tutorials, and fabulous makes using Creative Expressions and Sue Wilson's amazing products! 
Click here to get there and come join the creative FUN!
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"
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 I'd like to also enter this card into the following Fun Challenges
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations -Always Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything New
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Always Anything Goes with Dies
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + Sentiment as the main focus
Moving along with the Times - Have A Heart
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Pearls /Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Tinker- Dream - Die Cut / Stencil
Through the Purple Haze - Favorite Color
TIME OUT Challenges- Inspired By Words
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
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I hope to have inspired your creativity!  :)
 Thanks for stopping by today!  I so enjoy hearing from you!
America

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Love You Forever...

Hello and welcome back. 
I have a DT LOVE card to share for my post at DRU's Inspirational Blog.

I have used 3 die-cutting sets from Sue Wilson's fab collections.  

I started with die-cutting the very first layer from a golden gilded sheet I had previously prepapred, then sprayed the back of the die-cut with a strong adhesive to adhere over the gilded panel.

Next, I colored the Rose Die-Cut openings directly onto the Gilding Flakes using liquid crystal tints. Then repeated the color applications in-between drying times for a richer look.  Wasnt worried about the color running over the lines at this point since any mistakes will be covered after the extra die-cut layers get added later.

Next,  I cut extra die-cut Rose Squares out of black cardstock to stack, layer and place over the colored Rose panel. This will give the flower the illusion of depth.

At this point, Acetate was adhered to the back of one of the layers. Another die-cut layer in black was added to the colored panel. 

Next step, using a dry embossed sheet from a bed of roses embossing folder, I polished the raised portions of the embossing with a Golden Gilding Polish. Did this simply by rubbing the sponge gently over the raised areas.

Next, I die-cut the word "LOVE" several times, (from SW's Perspectives Love Collection). And another die-cut layer from the embossed/ polished panel to place on the top of the raised word.  A closer look below shows the fab texture and polished shine.

Next I adhered the stacked Rose panel to my cardfront base then topped this with a black die-cut frame.  The mini word openings "You" and "Forever" were die-cut directly directly onto this frame and backed the word's openings with leftover pieces from the same embossed/polished sheet. This helps to carry the look throughout the design.
Gold flatback gems are the final finishing touches.
Apologies as the sparkling gold and reflection from the scetate arent showing well in these photos.

That's it!  Hope you give these fun Cutting Dies a try!
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D R U  Products used...

Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags Collection -  Rose Flower Square
Perspectives Collection - Love
  Sue Wilson Designs - Perspectives - Love

Noble Collection - Double Stitched Squares
  Sue Wilson Designs - Noble Collection - Double Stitched Squares
 *** Other Products Used***
  Gold and Black Cardstock, Photo Glossy Paper,  Acetate. CE's Crystal Colouring Tints, Gilding Flakes, Sue Wilson Bed of Roses Embossing Folder, Gold Flatback Gems
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For more inspiration, come check out these fab D R U links...
STORE
CHALLENGE BLOG
FACEBOOK
INSPIRATION BLOG
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE
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 ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN?
Then hurry to check out a fantastic inspiring FB group where SW fans like you interact, share ideas, tips, tricks, tutorials, and fabulous makes using Sue's amazing products! 
Click here to go directly there and join the FUN!
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"

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I'd like to also enter this card into the following FUN challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations -Always Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge -Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything New
Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + Sentiment as the main focus
Moving along with the Times - Have A Heart
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge -Pearls /Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Tinker- Dream - Die Cut / Stencil
Through the Purple Haze - Favorite Color - (red)
TIME OUT Challenges- Inspired By Words
The Male Room - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-Always Anything Goes
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 Thanks for stopping by today. I love hearing from you and hope
to have inspired your creativity!
America