Thursday, 16 August 2012

Wishing You Happiness

Hi there!  Another card with the new Dandelion Wishes stamp set from Creative Expressions.  The side panel is done with one of my favourite techniques called "caught in crystal."  I showed it a few weeks ago on a Christmas snowflake card in cool tones and here it is in warm hues.  If you haven't tried this, it is great fun and every time you do it, they turn out so different and interesting.  Start with a piece of clear acetate and squirt Crystal Lacquer (or Glossy Accents) all over it.  Then drop alcohol inks all over it (use two to three colours), then tap some loose mica over that.  Next take a piece of white tissue paper that is slightly larger than your piece.  Scrunch it into a ball and then gently open it back up but leave the wrinkles in it.  Lay it on top of your piece and tamp it down with a piece of kitchen roll until it is stuck.  Set it aside to dry overnight.  Trim to whatever size you desire and stamp on the acetate side using an Archival ink pad.  If your acetate is heat embossable, then you can use heat, but otherwise, set it aside to dry.   Do a whole piece of acetate then just use what you need and save the rest for later.   I stamped the wildflowers on a section of mine and let them dry naturally.  You can see the close up below.  On taupe card, I stamped my sentiment and the bird on the branch from the set and cut them out with Labels 18.  I inked them while in the die with Antique Linen for contrast.  I cut a larger Labels 18 out of black card as a mat for it.  I embossed my background using the Walrus and Carpenter embossing folder for texture.  I cut a length of black silky crush ribbon down the centre and tied a messy bow with it too.  I added a small square Dazzler that I used some gold alcohol ink on to tone it to match the card and added some black stick pins.  Using Cosmic Shimmer black PVA glue, I added dots all the way around the edge of the card as a final accent. 
I was thinking that I might just do a sneak peek for Tuesday nights show tomorrow.  It's a bit earlier than I am supposed to, but if enough of you let me know you want to see it, then I will just have to, won't I? (wink, wink)  All for now, Sue x


161 comments:

Pam said...

Love the crystal technique, this would be a great male card. Please please let us have a sneak peek of what is to come.

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This technique looks fun, creative, and very cool. Thanks for a great start to the day. Cheers

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Love the crystal technique too, and love those stamps which I have! Would love to have a peek at what is to come! Love Jean x

Karen R said...

Hi Sue, this effect looks really special. A sneak peak would be great too xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yes! Yes! Yes! need a sneak peek!!!!
Love your card, like the idea of this technique might have to have a go.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

Karen said...

Love the card Sue. This technique is fab. & nod, nod...nothing better than a sneaky peek!!! :-) Have a great day. x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning effect on the card. Just love the colours.
Yes please to sneaky peak. X

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card.
Evis.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card with a great technique. Oh definitely need a sneak peek. Bx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fabulous card, love the technic must have a go at this one. Yes would love a sneak peak. Have a great crafty day everyone. Yes it is me I've changed my profile picture.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, come on you know how to tempt us, please, please give us a peek at what is coming up. Love the technique used on the topper , not brave enough to attempt it yet.

Wilma

Heather said...

Gorgeous Sue!

There are not enough hours in my day to keep up with all your lovely techniques!LOL! Thanks for the tips on the glue you used for the felt flowers!!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers

Celina Dee said...

Hi Sue,
I'm like you in that I love caught in crystal as well. It's something I do often with my little girl.
Love this card Sue.

AdrienneQ said...

Was wathcing yoiu demostrate the crystal technique on your DVD just yesterday.
Please do give us a peek at the new cards I bet you are dieing to show them off

suep said...

Morning Sue,
beautiful card and I must have a go at the crystal technique with the children. Yes please to the sneaky peak.
Love Sue x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I love this caught in crystal technique it is such a clever idea. Of course we want a sneaky peak lol
Hugs x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I too love the crystal technique, the Dandilion stamp set is really nice, I have been playing with mine making background papers. We all cannot wait to see you next week, so a sneak peek will definitely go down very well, lol.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

Craftetter said...

Great technique Sue - thanks for sharing. Would love to see a sneaky peak - need to know what I am buying!!
Elaine

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card, I absolutely love the caught in crystal technique, it is so mesmerising, I will have to attempt that technique. Please, please, please let us have a sneaky peek tomorrow of what is to come, I can't wait (I think I need to get a life ha ha !!). Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow stunning card Sue, simply stunning x

Elizabeth said...

Morning Sue, Ok well twist my arm to see a sneak peak...hehehe!!! After you posted the caught in crystal christmas card the other week I just had to have a go and I was really pleased with the results. I am going to have a go with the autumn colours leaf card you showed on your DVD. Today's card is similar in colour, they are lovely.
Enjoy your crafty day.
Elizabeth x

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Sue, the caught in crystal instructions sound easy to follow, think I might have a go. I love the effect it gives. Linda xxx

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I love this card. I am going to try this technique on my christmas cards.
As for the sneek peeps, of course you have to show

Julie x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card...I bought this stamp set and it is one of the best I've bought of late..no the best! Would LOVE a sneak peak...nudge nudge:) Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Ooh yes please. A sneaky peak. We won't tell will we crafters?
Teresa

dutchess said...

Wink Wink definitely a sneak peak...please love this card Sue ....so cool! and the satamped sentiment just perfect....take care Margaret MP

hazel said...

Sue another stunning card love this technique and i have tried it with success:). Please can we have a sneak peek from tuesdays shows thanks xx hazel

melanie said...

Would love a sneak preview have got this stamp set ,but your gala stamp is my favorite at the moment .Melanie

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. What a beautiful card. The laquer technique sound easy enough for me to tackle it.I definitely need a sneeky peek on the new products.

cebelica said...

So pretty! I like how the colorful paper on the left side of the card stands out.
Oh, and a sneak peak would be great! :D

Hugs! xx

Laura O said...

Morning Sue,of course we want to see any sneak peaks you can show us.This is a pretty card .Like the crystal technique.Laura O

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - your card today has spurred me into action to finally buy some alcohol inks and have a go! I am wondering when it is dry whether it is suitable to die cut? or is it to brittle to use in this way perhaps, espeially with inrticate dies? Have you tried this I wonder? I expect you have! I also like the idea of colouring the dazzlers to tone in - I will be trying this tip also.

As for a sneek peek, you bet! we wont tell anyone we promise!
Rgs
ClareW

norma said...

morning sue ,
really like this card,
yes can we have a sneaky peek,
i am away doggy and house sitting,will be popping home at the weekend to set recording for the shows
best wishes
norma

norma said...

morning sue ,
really like this card,
yes can we have a sneaky peek,
i am away doggy and house sitting,will be popping home at the weekend to set recording for the shows
best wishes
norma

Joesgrandma said...

like everything about this card. Style design colours etc. Thanks Sue

Lin W said...

Love the C.C. ,i do it with glitter aswell and it looks cool.
PLEASE PLEASE give us a sneeky look at what is to come.
xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Like this Autumnal feel card, I love the embossed Background too, a wonderful combination altogether!
LoveMarg

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue lovely card and great technique the stamp is really eye catching .

Sneak peek ? Oh go on then .

Elaine H X

nannapat said...

I love doing the caught in crystal technique, always a different effect. Beautiful card Sue, the stamp is fab. Would love a sneak peek if poss. Pat x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great technique, love autumn shades.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a beautiful day here in Burgundy - although this is not for me I appreciate the technique - I love the sentiment.
Of course if it is at all possible I would love to have a little peek of things to come next week.
Janet x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the stamps and colours. I'd love to see a sneak peek tomorrow :)

Clare x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a striking card! I must have missed the snowflake so this is the first time I've seen the caught in crystal technique. It is something that I'm going to have to try - need the alcohol inks first though. If at all possible, would love a "sneak peek" of what is coming up on Tuesday - can't wait for the shows.

Julia Watts said...

Love this background technique. I've just made a Christmas card with it and added gold mica powder and gold glitter before adding the tissue. Looks fab. I too would like a sneaky peak tomorrow! love, Julia xxxx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the technique with the alcohol inks, and yes yes yes please can we have a sneeky peek

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, Thanks for the embossing powder advice the other day. You are teasing us again......cant wait. Love the card today, will have to try this technique out. Hugs xx

Cornish Emma said...

Beautiful background, stamping and card. Love the stamps and how you've used them.
Emma

Oksana said...

Gorgeous and very striking card! Must try this technique! Would love a sneaky peek!!xx

kimberley said...

Lovely card and another new technique to try.A sneaky peek would be lovelybut would hate you geting into bother!take care,x

jane said...

Hi Sue
Really lovely card , like the colours very much. I am going to give this a try. Would be great to have a sneak peek for next week. I think I will have to try and sit on my hands but I don't think that possible credit card will be on fire again.
Take care
Jane Llewellyn

Marion said...

love the card and yes please a sneaky peek
Marion

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love todays card, and as for the sneak peek yes please, pretty please with a cherry on top.
I have all shows next week on record, happy crafting to all.
Love Tina x

Phil D said...

Oh please can we have a sneak peek - great technique on your card - seem to be great fun and can be so unique.

Sandra F said...

What a super technique. Great card. Can't wait to have a sneak preview of what is to come on Tuesday.

Sandybee said...

Another beautiful card Sue and ditto to everyones sneak peek comments, We won't tell a soul lol

xx Sandra

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Loving the crystal technique..I haven't tried it myself....yet, but you give clear instructions that make it sound so easy, thank you!

The card is gorgeous!
And YES can we have a sneak peek ...PLEASE!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Jess Watson said...

Sue, lovely card yet again, must have a go at this technique, go on give us a sneaky peek before Tuesdays show. Have a good day,take care.
Jess

Janice K said...

I LOVE the crystal lacquer technique and your gorgeous card has reminded me to 'have a go' so thank you for that! YES PLEASE for the sneaky peak!!! So long as it doesn't get you into trouble. x

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HiggiSue said...

Great card Sue. Sneak peak... ooh yes please...but I have a dilemma.....watching next week shows = spend v ssaving for spending money for hols .... lol!

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it and can we have a sneaky peek early please.
Beverley W

hotpotato said...

yes please sneeky peek for me.

debs said...

Morning Sue love this technique the colours that you've used or lovely and warm. Are we getting a sneak peak at whats new please prity please.

Debs Artliff

Lacelady said...

Love the effect, but I think it's a bit too involved for me. PLEASE - may we have the sneak peek!

Anonymous said...

What another great way to use alcohol inks - what amazing ideas you have Sue. How do you ever think up these techniques!! Wonderful - keep them coming and a sneaky peak would be brilliant. Can't wait for the shows Yvonne xx

Maryann said...

WOW this card is outstanding Sue, I just love how it turned out, and the colors are amazing.
Ofcause we NEED a sneakpeek, so we´ll know what to wait for he he he.

nesscraftyqueen said...

How very autumnal and quite the prettiest card i have seen in this colour story.
I love this Sue and the simplicity of it too.
Crafting hugs
Ness xx

salem said...

lovelly card

Anonymous said...

Great Card Sue love these hues.Looking forward to your show we've missed you.Mabex

Maggie said...

Oh how lovely this card is. The contrast of the warm colours and the black and cream is so striking. Must try this technique but a bit nervous. Remember it's only a bit of acetate and some inks! Sneaky peek definitely please. xx

Rose in Chester said...

Stunning card - MUST try that technique... somehow alcohol inks and me just don't gel......

Joan Hill said...

Love this 'caught in crystal' technique but have only done it with the floor polish. Getting withdrawal symptoms from not seeing Sue on our screens for ages now - not the same without you Sue x

franzesjoi said...

really beautiful card, sue!! :)

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card! Great technique.

guffie said...

love the card Sue and i really like that technique i must give it ago.... if only i could remember where i put my tissue paper lol xx gail

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Love this one so different it will lend itself to all kinds of occasions. Counting the days until we see you on C & C
Margaret

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I really like this technique and it can suit whatever mood you want by changing the colours. Sneaky peak...need you ask??!!

love from Jackie D

Sue - said...

Love this technique - not that I've tried it yet- but one day I will get round to it!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the crystal technique and yes of course we would love a sneak peek. :)

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

sarah hyett said...

A beautiful card. I haven't tried the technique yet but love the final result, so will have to give it a try.

fame01 said...

yes sue lets have a sneek peek please .. love the card different i must say i will aft to have a go at this effect never seen it done before .. sarah ..x

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue I love this crystal technique and it is beautiful in all colourways so could be used for so many different occasions.Please can we have a sneak peak at what is to come next week-I'm saving up for it to be my Birthday treat!

Jane in Spain said...

Really love this card and the caught in crystal technique. And it goes without saying that I would lovea sneaky peek!

Anonymous said...

Sue this card is fabulous. Your caught in crystal technique gives a wonderful effect. Please please let us have a sneak peek....
Regards
Caroline MacH

Anonymous said...

Sue beautiful card as usual please can I see a preview of the Spellbinders POD

lesley said...

Hi sue I love this technique even though I haven't been brave enough to try it yet!! And please can we have a sneak peek I'm sure we all want to see what it is we are going to be buying!! Lol love lesley xx

Elaine said...

Wow Sue what a fabulous background and a stunning stamped image wll done a fab card Hugs Elaine W

Kate's Cards said...

Love the stamps. Not too sure about the colour combo though.

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, oh yes definitely a sneak peek PLEASE (big grin)!
Love the caught in crystal technique and beautiful colours you have used. Always looking for male cards and this would fit the bill.
Hugs Christine H xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Great card. Please, Please, Please give us a sneak peek. We won't tell. Promise ;-) With love & light Theresa. H

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another stunning design! I'm getting really inspired by this orangey-black combination, especially as we're heading inexorably towards Autumn (eek). I haven't seen the crystal technique before, but I must try it. Now, where did I put that acetate?
Yes please do give us a tantalising taste of Tuesday.
Sue

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Love this technique, but not brave enough to try it yet.
The autuminal coulours showcase the stamp perfectly.
Yes please to a sneak preview, we won't tell anyone.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

Pauline99 said...

Oh sue we don't want a sneak peek we need a one it's vital to our health and well being. We are suffering from spellbinders withdrawal symptoms so if we don't get a fix soon I might have to call the doctor. ( will that do it.lol)

I can't wait to see what goodies you have for us I've been working hard to save some pennies for my new purchases.

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
I must try the crystal technique the effect is lovely, this is a georgeous card and could suit any occasion.
Have a great day, Love BrenLel

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue this card is glorious, just glorious. Vee xx
PS YES A SNEAKY PEEK PLEASE WE WILL BE GOOD! lol xx seriously, yes xx

orientaldreams54 said...

pleaseeeeeeeeee we would soooooooo love to see what we will be buying next, so a sneaky look wont hurt we will just drool until they are available x


CraftyJo said...

I love doing 'caught-in-crystal' - so wonderfully messy :) This card is gorgeous.

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous side panel. Great technique.
You MUST let us have a sneak peek tomorrow too!!

Clai01 said...

I would like a sneak peak,
pretty please !
Thanks for explaining the technique Sue, it looks fab!

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
As soon as I saw the crystal panel I thought of Bonfire Night and Haloween,
I love the wee bird side of the card too...but just not together.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This card is gorgeous!! I love this the sound of this technique but have never tried it. I think I will have to give it a go. I need to buy the bits to do it with though first!! (they are all on my ever growing wish list!!) I love this embossing folder. I have not seen it before. A very beautiful card!! Please Please Please let us have a sneaky peak tomorrow. I agree with Pauline, it is essential for our health and well being!! I absolutely cannot wait till Tuesday to see you on the telly!! Love tres x x x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Great card, and great technique.
margaret L

MARGARET said...

oh yes a sneak peak would be great
Margaret L

Sue B said...

Another lovely card Sue. I have tried this technique & it is great. Really looking forward to your shows on C & C & would love to have a sneaky peek.
Sue B

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Stunning card love your crystal technique have done it a few times
and it always comes great, looking forward to
Tues. to see you again and all your
hints and tips
would love a sneeky peek.
Nancyd xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Oooh yes please I'd love a sneak peek! LOL
I'm going to copy your instructions on the technique you've used here if you don't mind Sue. Lovely card xXx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, OF COURSE WOULD LOVE A SNEAK PEEK!!!! who wouldn't? Just means will probably have to spend MORE money hee hee! The card is great, is a great technique, but unfortunately I don't have the right stuff just now to be able to do it - poor me! Can't wait to see tomorrows!! Love Sam xxx

Crafting Newbie said...

I love the caught in crystal technique. The effects are stunning. I have seen the girls from stamp addicts do a variation with glitter instead of mica. Just waiting for some alcohol inks to arrive so I can give this a try. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
Well you know me, i really really really (LOL) want to see a sneaky peek as i have waited months to buy a good bundle of spellbinders, and have been good waiting so yes i would love to see, infact i can't wait till tomorrow now, hehehe.....i love the crystal effect and have done this many times before, i love the crystal lacquer or glossy accents effect though much better than certain people telling us to use floor polish it stinks hahahaha, no i would much rather do it this way, and that floor polish is no cheaper, so you aren't spending anymore in money either, using the correct product, i am going to try it with coloured crystal lacquers today and see what results i get!! I adore this card, and cannot wait to see tomorrow's hugs lovely lady, Vick xxx
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CardsofJoy said...

Another fab card Sue, and yes go on you know you want to! Lets see next weeks card xx

Maid of Kent said...

Please a sneak peek would be fab. Surely you know that all us blog followers are having severe Sue withdrawal symptoms which can be critical. There is no cure. The card looks fab. Have these stamps which are very useful. Hugs Ann

Rose in Chester said...

OH YES, I FORGT TO INCLUDE IN MY ORIGINAL COMMENT: SNEAKY PEEK DEFINITELY, PLEAS.

Cassieajh said...

My Dandelion Wishes stamp arrived just now so I am going to give this technique a try :) Hugs x

martine said...

Hi sue wow i love this card its amazing xxx
all the best martine xxx

Anonymous said...

From Jan Dunham
I love this technique too, but haven't tried it for a while and I've so much Klear floor polish to use up!!!
Sneaky peek pretty please!:-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a work of art. Fun too. have done this once a long time ago lots of new products now to experiment with.Might try the perfect pearls from ranger on it. Mind going off already. lol
Smashing colours and love the bird stamp. Fab fab fab like a said work of art. ;-)

Anonymous said...

OOOPHS
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
to above comment, dont know what went wrong there

Dianne said...

Hi Sue
thank you for this lovely technique - I must have missed your earlier post with it on.

Yes please - I would love a sneaky peak ahead of time!!!

Kind regards
Dianne x

Claveh said...

I would like to wish you happiness too, Sue, this card is really nice, I love the effect using the crystals too! xxx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I just love this effect, but yet to try it, on my to do list. The card is fantastic. Yes please can we have a sneaky peak.

Love Rosemarie xx

lilygee said...

Nice effect Sue - sure you can't resist showing a sneak peak yourself?? It must have been difficult to make all those cards and have to hide them until now. Look forward to tomorrow!
love lilygee xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, everything I wanted to say has already been said but I'm going to repeat it anyway! Yes,yes, yes, we want a sneaky peek please and we promise we won't tell on you.
I love the autumnal look of the panel even if I'm not too sure about the rest of the card but it will probably grow on me. I really must try the caught in crystal technique. I have both crystal lacquers and alcohol inks but where is the tissue paper?.....
Frances

Craftychris said...

Loving the crystal technique - I must try it - it looks amazing as does the whole card! xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card the technique i love doing cause you can get really messy if you want and yours today is very autumn colours love it.
SNEAK PEEEEEK PLEEEAASSE!!!
LOL!
Thank You
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Dawn said...

I love the zing of colour in the caught in crystal part. I would love to see a sneak peak, is it a pick of the day? Dawn x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue. I love the card and the technique..Will definitely have to try this..Got to get some Crystal Lacquer first!!..Have a great day..Carole..xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Really love this card lends itself to a various occasions Counting the day until we see you on C & C
Margaret

Jane said...

Give use a sneak peek Sue we all want one, Today's card is Beautiful love the colours on this on and the dandelion stamp is amazing.

Jane xx

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Craftyhugs said...

Hi sue. Again such a lovely card. I love silouette stamps and the background made by inks etc really set them off too. I love your bows and the embellishment you put in the middle. Got to stock up on my craft products so could do with some of these inks.
By the looks of these comments we are all dying to see a sneaky peak of what's to come lol. So sue I think you've no choice but to let us in on your secret cards lol. Hope you have a good day sue. All THR best. Sharon xxx

Craftyhugs said...

Hi sue. Again such a lovely card. I love silouette stamps and the background made by inks etc really set them off too. I love your bows and the embellishment you put in the middle. Got to stock up on my craft products so could do with some of these inks.
By the looks of these comments we are all dying to see a sneaky peak of what's to come lol. So sue I think you've no choice but to let us in on your secret cards lol. Hope you have a good day sue. All THR best. Sharon xxx

Columbine Elfwitch said...

Beautiful, love the colours. I would like a sneaky preview of next Tuesday's show.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue
I think we were both thinking Acetate at the same time, but in slightly different ways. You have created a wonderful inky adornment for your card and I have been thinking up more ways to recycle the acetate packaging from our Spellbinders (actually you could use the recycled acetate to do the technique you have shown today too!)
I love the style of this card it is quite Bohemian in its colouring.
It would be lovely to see some samples of what is to come on Tuesday.
Big hugs Linda xx

marg0006 said...

Love all the embllisments and embossing.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

cats said...

Beautiful card,love this technique.I would love sneaky peak or two,we won't tell anyone !!
Christine x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I love this technique. As you say, it is always a different finish. A great card. A sneaky peak will be great. We promise we won't tell!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

magpie said...

This is such a unique technique that makes a stunning card! Love it! Beautiful colours, love the walrus & carpenter embossing folder & mmmmmmm, would love a nudge, nudge, wink, wink, peek at what's to come.....! xx Love Karen xx

CathyinMN said...

Love the colors you used for your crystal technique. The card is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, will definitely have a go at this technique and love the colours you used (what they by the way) and yes go for it for tomorrow
God bless
JanNxx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, a different kind of card than you usually show us, but still very beautiful, and I am going to try the crystal technique
Janet

Helen Owen said...

Lol another excuse to get myself in a right old mess, I love these inking techniques, they are so fun and so messy. Ive got to say the effect is stunning Sue, love the sunset feel to the card. Thank you Helen O xxx

sheila said...

I really like the sound of this technique and pleased to hear you can get the same results with glossy accents. Your colour combination is lovely

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
A great card, Mom always knows best!
Looking forward to your shows and will be checking in everyday hoping for a sneak peek!
Joan B.

JoanB said...

Hello Sue . . .again,
just posted you a combined comment for the last two days cards! Sorry, It's been a crazy day!(LOL)
Joan B.

Vie Carter said...

Love this card and the technique - works so well

Lovely composition on the card

Yes please a quick look at what's coming up next

Vie
x

Buttons said...

Thanks for showing this technique Sue. Gotta give it a go as it looks so stunning. Hugs, Buttons x

Linda said...

I LOVE this technique Sue and those colours are fabulous. Loving the stamps too. Another fantastic creation.

Hugs
Linda xxx

mags said...

Such a beautiful card Sue. The technique is very effective and love the stamps used.
Mags
x

Christine said...

Beautiful card, and stamps.
I'd like a sneaky peek too!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Sue Parish said...

This is another gorgeous card, Sue. That square Dazzler again - funny, I didn't like the square ones to begin with but now they look so good on your cards! Orange too, I always say I don't like orange - but with your choice of accompanying colours it's just stunning.
A sneaky peak? Yes Sue, you wicked, wicked tease, I would like a sneaky peak too! Can't wait to see what you've got for us on Tuesday,
Sue xx

Barney Bear said...

Love the colours of this card Sue...and ..yes please to a sneek peek!

Marianna Hammer said...

A dramatic and stylish card :)

Victoria said...

A really beautiful effect. Gorgeous!

Glass Daisy said...

Another gorgeous card Sue.
Sonia x

jordiegirl said...

Pretty card

jennywren1947 said...

this is so nice sue when i get bk home will try this hugs chris x

lilygee said...

These dies have quite a delicate look to them - a nice card Sue.
love lilygee

SUZYD said...

LOVELY CARD.SUZYD X

loulou said...

I love that technique the results are stunning, cheers Linda