Hiya, today I have for you a gorgeous card that I made for my Mum for Mother’s Day. I used the fabulous Dies by Sue Wilson, and really went to town to make a beautiful lacy chic look card.
I love the Sue Wilson dies, hence why I bought them into my store (check out the product list at the bottom of the post), and for this card I took the gorgeous Scandinavian Die Collection and made use of several of the different sets: Oslo, Stockholm, Borders Corners & Tags, Background. There are still a few others in the collection but I really had plenty to choose from as you do get quite a few dies in each set. I personally love the way that each lacy die you have a separate outline die so you can choose whether you are cutting out the lace or whether it is going to be used as a beautiful inset on your card. I also had one of the complimentary stamps which because of the outline dies being separate meant I could just die cut around the stamp when needed.
The card today I sketched in my Erin Condren Notebook that I use for my card sketches now, which means I get to keep them rather than the sketches being on scraps of paper. Anyway the card started from three concepts: one I really wanted to go all out in using lots of the dies together to make a really feminine looking card; two I wanted to use the complimentary stamp as the focal point and die cut it out; and lastly I wanted to use the background die as a whole and put it tone on tone onto another piece of card.
The first two were simple and just needed to be kept in mind, but the last influenced the whole of the card. The background die if used whole is a fixed size, I therefore had to start in my planning from that point. So the background die is approx 6″ x 4″, I say approx. because it does not cut the outer edge and therefore the actual size is determined by where you cut the outside edges. If you look at my sketch you can see how I worked out the sizing of each layer.
Having determined the size of that first layer I stamped and cut the rest of the pieces out as per the sketch. I decided to ink the first layer under the stamped piece to add a nice softness to the white card, I think it added something extra inking it rather than just using the pink card. I inked using distress ink spun sugar and a brush which adds a really soft look to the inking. I put the card together by layering all the cuts up, cutting some up even to create an extravagant lace look.
To add to the opulence of the card I added a big bow made using the gorgeous silky crush ribbon and a pearl dazzler button
Finally as I added the Enamel Accent dots all around the edge of the card, I figured in for a penny in for a pound! It was already so ‘much’ in a good way I thought that it was almost making edges look bare if I didn’t add something to them. I didn’t think adding some pearls to the corners would be enough and had been wanting to use these enamel accents on something in this way for ages.
So that’s it, my finished Sue Wilson Scandinavian Die Set Mothers Day Card – I think it turned out so pretty and feminine and Mum loved it, so all was good. I love the Sue Wilson dies and was so pleased when a year or so back I heard she was doing her own range of dies and embossing folders. I knew from her demonstrations that she used to for Spellbinders that the dies she made would be beautiful designs and so far I have loved all the ones I have used.
Anyway that is todays card, I hope that you liked it too, if you enjoy the video do please give a thumbs up and also please do leave me a comment as I love to hear from you too. So hugs and have a great craft day,
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