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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Daisy Cluster cards

Three more cards made for Fat Cats Card Corner, this time with the Sue Wilson Daisy cluster die.

I want to give the full credit to Ecstasy Crafts Inc where I say their card with this die made into a wreath, and thought it was gorgeous, so I thought I could use that idea and make it into a frame.  So this card is very simple, I have embossed a panel with the Creative Expressions floral stripes embossing folder and have inked around the edges with Squeezed lemonade distress ink.  I cut out a circle aperture in this and put a vintage picture of a girl with yellow flower in her hair, behind and then mounted this onto a white card which I put a complete frame of tiny pearls around the edge.  This was mounted onto a card base that I had also inked around the edge with squeezed lemonade ink.  Lastly I cut out 6 of the daisy clusters in white, and then six of the back daisy part die with a matching yellow card.  I glued this to the back of each of the clusters and then mounted them around the aperture.  

This one I have cut the Sue Wilson New Zealand - Wellington die out of white card, and also the Sue Wilson Daisy Cluster dies on each side of it.  I trimmed it to leave a slight border around all the dies and mounted it onto some teal glitter card.  I made a frame of pierced holes around the teal card with the Tim Holtz piercing ruler.  Then it is raised onto a white card base with some foam.  I then placed the cut out Daisy cluster back into the negative space on each side, and put some tiny wee silver dazzlers into the centre of each daisy and into the centre of the Wellington die.  A teal bow with a dazzler to finish it off.  

This card I have cut out three of the daisy cluster dies in silver mirror cardboard and placed two of them onto a white piece of card and drew around the daisy clusters in a diagonal shape and then cut it out to leave an area below.  I then cut a piece of blue card to fit my card base and made some score lines with my Martha Steward scoring board and glued it to the card base. I cut my white card piece that I had cut a sort of scallop border at the bottom, to fit the size of the card base, and backed it with foam and mounted it onto the blue card on the base. I backed two vintage pictures with two tones of blue card and mounted them onto the white card piece. I cut 3 of the back pieces for the daisy cluster out of white card and glued them to the back of each of the silver cluster dies.  Finally I glued 2 of the daisy clusters to the edge of the scalloped border, and one over the two pictures.  I put 3 handmade white daisies onto the middle of each cluster and put a blue pearl into the centre of each.  

So three different ways to use this lovely die.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

New Zealand Collection - Wellington

Living in New Zealand, I just had to have one of Sue Wilson's New Zealand Collection dies.  I decided on the Wellington, and here are some cards I have made with this beautiful die for Fat Cats Card Corner.  

All of these cards I have tried to keep them typically Sue Wilson in look.

This card I have tried to keep soft in look.  The intricate main part of the die I have cut twice, once in white and once in a soft green.  Then I have cut the outside die in a pale pink and glued the white die cut onto this.  The green die cut I cut in quarters through the middle part of the die.  This I have glued to the back of the medallion so that the peaks were in between the pink and white peaks.Hopefully that makes sense, you can see in the photo how it looks.  I mounted this onto a white panel that was embossed with the Sue Wilson floral stripes embossing folder, then this was mounted onto another white panel that has a border of piercing, then onto a pink panel and then a green panel and finally onto the card base.  Some pearls and a ribbon bow to finish it off.   

This one I have cut the main part of the die out in gold mirror card, which is absolutely stunning in real life.  I mounted this onto ivory (it looks white in the photo but it is actually ivory) card, which I tied a bow of gold organza ribbon. I mounted this onto some gold mirror card, then a panel with a pierced border, then onto another panel of gold mirror board, and finally a card base.  The flowers and leaves are the Sue Wilson Camellia open and complete die sets.  I put tiny Creative expressions pearls on the medallion and gold flat back pearls into the centre of the flowers.  

With this card I have used the negative part once I have cut out the die for the first card.  This is a completely different effect which I love.  Its like having two dies in one!

I have raised this up with foam, rounded the corners and mounted it onto some coral coloured card stock.  This I have then mounted on some white glitter card.  I then made a frame with some piercing around the inside of it, and then mounted it onto some more coral cardstock.  This I also raised up on some foam, and then made a card base that was exactly the same size as the frame.  Again some tiny pearls to finish it off, I didn't think this one needed a bow, it was elegant as it was.  

Monday, 15 February 2016

Ravello Striplet cards

I haven't done any card for Fat Cats Card Corner for a while, but I have done some Sue Wilson style cards with some of her dies. These cards are with the Ravello Striplets die.

This card I have cut out the Ravello Striplet in Ivory card in triplicate, mounted them with foam tape, and put them onto a panel that I have stuck gilding flakes (autumn leaves) onto a sticky sheet on cardboard. I put some brown ribbon around the panel. I finished off by mounting that panel onto some bronze metallic card stock and then onto a ivory card base.  

This card I have done it similar, but have cut out 3 of the outside striplet panels and mounted them behind the striplet die cut.  I have glued these to a panel that has been embossed with an absolutely gorgeous Creative Expression pinpoint embossing folder called Floral Brocade, mounted this onto a pierced border panel onto more mint card.  A mint ribbon and a mint dazzler and some tiny pearls to finish it off.

This one I cut the Striplet out of white card, cut two more striplets out of mauve card and inlayed the pieces of the flower part into the card front.  I then mounted this panel onto a black panel and then a mauve panel, and finally onto a white card.  I then cut out the New Zealand collection, Wellington die out of the mauve card and the outside die with white card, glued the mauve on top to make the medallion to go on the middle of the card.  Some tiny pearls, a mauve ribbon and a dazzler to finish it off. 

I kept these pretty traditional to the sorts of cards Sue Wilson does.