Sunday, 16 February 2014

Sue Wilson - Striplet Die

Morning, beautiful sunny and spring like day here in Essex today. Not sure how long it will last though and my heart goes out to those people in the parts of the country who have lost their homes from the floods and winds.  It's horrendous.

As it has been almost a month since I posted last, (where does the time go?) thought I would share a card I've made today with my new Sue Wilson Striplet die.  Ordered mine from Joanna Sheen and it was with me within 48 hours, excellent service.  There are two dies in the packet, an innie and an outie  for want of better ways to describe it.  But for those of you who think 'what is she on about?' I shall explain.... There is an outer die, which when used with the main die cuts the design out of the paper,  If you use only the 'innie' die, then it just cuts out the design not the shape.  When you see the card, you'll understand (hopefully).  I used just the 'innie'.  

I used white linen effect card, and a turquoise card which I had in my stash.  Think this combination gives a clean and fresh image.  Thinking about it, if I was to make this card again, which I will because it is so diverse, and can cover a number of different occasions, I would use sticky pads to layer it, giving it a bit of height, but was thinking if I sell this one, it's cheaper to post.  Ho hum, you learn by your mistakes.

I must admit I got the idea for the card from the a creative Expressions Facebook page, but changed the flower (this was made from the Spellbinders Donna Salzar Rose creations set), I've had it for a long time, but it's one that I go back too time and time again.  The greeting was a wooden stamp, embossed in silver.  

Oh I've also put the card I made for my OH for Valentines Day.  Similar design, but on a smaller scale, the  first one was an 8x8, but this one is 6x6.  (Wasn't sure if he'd get me a card, so thought it wasn't worth making a too elaborate one for him - although he did get me a lovely card which made me feel guilty (but only for a while, a very short while lol).

Sorry this has been a long post.  Thanks for popping by and sticking with it.  Hopefully you'll come back again?  Take care x


  1. These are stunning Trudi, so pretty xx

  2. Hi Trudi, thank you for the wonderful comments you left on my blog, they are much appreciated.
    Your 2 cards are gorgeous, I love the 1st one because of the colours, but they are both a super design.
    Janet xxx

  3. Fabulous cards,shall have to have a peek at those dies now lol

  4. Really Lovely cards. Love the composition of them and like the other Kay I too will have to take a peek at those dies. I have been trying to keep my hands in my pockets but one must invest in tools-mustn't one :-)


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