Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Footprints On Our Hearts

 Hi crafty friends!  The Heartfelt Creations Oval Window die is the star of today's card.  I started this one by using a piece of coconut white card (yes white, not purple) and cutting my oval window out of it.  While the window was still in the die, I inked the entire background piece using Dusty Concord distress ink.  This gave me a really crisp clean white edge for my aperture.  I used the negative piece for my background and lined the back of it with mounting foam to create height and dimension for my card.  On a separate piece of white card, I stamped my sentiment.  I used the window die that I cut to frame the sentiment and glued it in place.  I cut another oval window die and inked through the die once again.  Then I nipped it apart, using a section on either side of my aperture.  The curlie parts of the die hooked around the aperture opening, creating a nice extension to my aperture.  I added flatback pearls to the top, bottom and sides of the window as accents.  I wrapped a piece of silky crush ribbon around the bottom and tied a double bow.  A single pearl embellishment finished it off.  I pierced the edges as a final touch.  While I only had distress inks at hand to use, this card looks lovely with some of the brighter Adirondack inks if you want something more striking (the sailboat blue is gorgeous  for this).  All for now, Sue x


165 comments:

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

What a stunner again, love the purple. love Jean x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Tis is lovely I think the purple is royal looking. Cheers

Pam said...

The card is beautiful Sue and that die really is a star. I love it. I received my project book yesterday and I think it is fabulous, purely projects and instructions, no wastage with advertising. Amazing value and I hope the first of many.

Anonymous said...

Lordy, Sue, never inked a whole sheet of card - how do you get it looking so perfect??
Great die, yet another to lust after.

'P' in Wales

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue.

Ladock girl said...

Beautiful card today Sue, love the colour - my favourite. Linda xxx

auscrafts said...

another stunner Sue .hoping my book arives today

KarenR said...

I love this card, the colours are great and the inking really brings out the features of the die. A real winner

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
a wonderful fabulous card yet again.
Love the colours too.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
A touching sentiment on a lovely card, like the colour too.
Donna Jones

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card. Hugs Soniax

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card, love the colour. This sentiment is really fab. Bx

Christine Harrop said...

Absolutely beautiful - and purple is my favourite colour. Christine x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....WOW... Gorgeous... and my favorite colour Love the die...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

melanie said...

What a stunner and only from distress inks .Melanie

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, another stunning card, loving the colours.
How do you manage to come up with all these fantastic techniques.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

val jones said...

Good Morning. This is out of this world. It doesn't seem possible but your cards get prettier every day.

Val in Spain xxx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
What stunner i love everything about it
Thankyou
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Haven't received my book yet so demand must have been heavy!
I love this sentiment!
I have tried the inking background, so useful when everything is matching... love the card Sue!
Love Marg

jacqui said...

Another great card.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, must have taken an age to make but worth it in the end. I received my Project Book yesterday and WOW, value for money or what. For the price I was not expecting anything so lovely. All the projects are gorgeous and yours are exceptional, can't wait to attempt one. More of the same please.

Wilma x x

Victoria said...

Stunning card. Great use of the distress inks. Lovely sentiment.

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue/ xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Changing the colour with the die in place is lovely, and I love purple.
Happy crafting
Love Tina X

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - my project book arrived yday and you wanted to know what we thought so here's my comments. What a quality publication! I say that because I think the content, layout, photography. instructions are all absolutely bang on! Nothing like those other card making monthly mags which are full of advertising and designs which quite frankly are pretty uninspiring - you know the ones I mean bloggers! I can honestly say its the best of breed as far as I am concerned and worth every penny - true value for money. How often are CE going to produce these? and when is the next one due out? I want a subscription please to ensure I get a copy on release - can that be sorted Sue?..

As for todays card love the colour combo and use of the die - amazing.

PS Is there an update on the awards we all voted for a few weeks back?...
Rgs
Clare W

hazel said...

Morning Sue beautiful card and lovely verse xx hazel

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card, and ALL MY HATS OFF TO YOU for inking the background that evenly. I would be in trouble doing that as I'm not too good with the brayer.
It's genius how you use all these dies.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A really majestic card, love, love, love, the purple, and the focal point is the gorgeous oval window die-cut, both negative and positive, absolutely beautiful.
My Project Book seems to be taking ages, fingers crossed it will be today.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
The centre piece of this card is stunning, the colour and the sentiment is perfect. Really beautiful.
I received my book yesterday, IT IS FAB. Beautifully presented, instructions spot on, variety of projects are stunning. Definitely a collection book, would hate to miss a copy, subscription could be worth a thought, lol.
Have a great day today.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Oksana said...

Simply beautiful and elegant!x

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful, love the colour, the inking on the frame, and the pearl accents. Maddy x

Izzwizz said...

Forgot to say I ordered a copy of the book yesterday - free p&p from countryviewcrafts. Can't wait for a good read :) maddy x

Maggie said...

Well done Sue for showing us what can be done with these intricate dies. Lovely inking as well. Thank you. xx

sarah hyett said...

Another stunning card, love the colours. X

cheekypaws said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card. I just love it.
Love Elaine

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love the purple inked background and the sentiment.

I order my project book yesterday from Julia (She has re-stocked) cannot wait for it to arrive.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card again Sue ,Love the way you have linked it together you are so clever .

Elaine H X

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card again today I love this die. I would highly recommend the project book, it s full of inspiration from cover to cover. The quality is superb and it s not filled out with adverts as so many do. Hopefully this is going to be a regular thing
Hugs x

lainey said...

love it Sue!! lainey x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Super card and I love that verse which is really highlighted the way you used it. That die is a fab one. Purple I love anytime.
Audrey x

Val said...

Love it, must buy the die as it looks great.
Love Val x

Lin W said...

Looks really cool.
xxx

kimberley said...

Very simple and elegant and the sentiment means so much.your'e a very clever lady for wont of repeating myself!

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, love it. Great colour and love the way you have cut the die to extend the original. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Another lovely card, love the way you coloured dies and I would never have thought colouring a large area with the distress inks. Every day is a school day for me following your blog! Take care Love Michelle xxx

Joesgrandma said...

Another very pretty card Sue. Thanks Sue!

Lacelady said...

Inspired! I've not considered this die before, I'll have to go and have another look at it.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Loving todays card. I bought that window die so I will give this one a go. Had a go at making a buckle card but it wasnt very successful..another attempt needed

Think my project book came yesterday but I was out so have to collect it from the sorting office tomorrow... grrr

Sue xxx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,
Another exceptional card. The colour is gorgeous. Love that die. X

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, I know a friend who would love this card her favourite colour,not your usual "simple" (as you call them)to make card. I don't have the dies so I won't be able to do this...PHEW!!lol Mabex

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very pretty.

Clare x

dutchess said...

Very clever Sue the way you have used that die it just makes a whole new dimension to the card. beautiful. I have this die but as yet unused I hear it calling! hugs xxxxxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is beautiful lilacs and purples are my colours.sorry to differ from all the others but i was a bit disapointed in the book,i dont like the steam punk and the other dark items ,not my cup of tea,i would have liked it to be all spellbinder dies like yours and Julia's.
Love Marion

joy said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card and i do like the colours and what you have done with the dies.
joyce,e

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card love it all event the large bow suits. I have the oval window die and not really used it so this is one I will be trying.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Beautiful colour scheme and I love the format of the card. I have this die and it is one of my 'work horse' dies.
I received my project bk yesterday and oh it was just like Christmas morning - so many goodies inside - it has to be one of the best £4.99 I have spent in a long long time. Cannot wait now for the next issue.
Janet x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning again Sue
PS - How about doing a 'Sue Wilson Project Book'. Now that would be really something - Have I planted a tiny seed?
Janet x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, fantastic sentiment and die and such a gorgeous card.

Julia Watts said...

Super card. Just love Dusty Concord. Julia xxxx

Christine said...

I wish I had some of your colour skills, lovely, as ever.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue another stunning card i eould never thought of using a inkpad to make that same colour back ground and the topper. I recieved my project book yesterday and its wonderfull you projects are stunning and i will be having ago at them.

Debs Artliff

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love this card yet again but it is hard not to like your cards. Good one for the mother in law's birthday, she adores purple.

Love
June x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card it is absolutely beautiful, I do so love this particular die, just wish some of the other H C dies were more available over here
Margaret

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

A very beautiful card :)

June x

gwen70 said...

Great card Sue, love the purple

jayne denver said...

Hi sue love this card the colour is fab and I love how you used the dies
Thanks jayne

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely. The colour is stunning and to think that you did it all with Distree Inks -Wow!If I did that there is no way it would come out so even!!

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and purple is very rich. Emma

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What a great effect. Wouldn't have thought of doing it that way. I love this sentiment.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

OH WOW WAT A STUNNING CARD, LIKE MANY OTHERS I RECIEVED MY PROJECT BOOK YESTERDAY, I THINK IT IS GREAT,GETS US THINKING ABOUT DOING OTHER THINGS LOVED THE STEAMPUNK HAVENT DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BUT NOW GOING TO GIVE IT A TRY, ALSO THINK A SUBSCRIPTION IS A GREAT IDEA

Anonymous said...

A great use of your dies Sue and a lovely effect. My book came yesterday and it is great. Can't wait to build up a collection!! YvonneMayxx

Maryann said...

A really lovely card here again today, it´s beautiful work.

nannapat said...

Lovely colour and design Sue. I've started snipping my die cuts to get some twirly bits when I need them - thanks for the idea! Pat x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love Dusty Concorde colour. Great blending and a gorgeous card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely card with a heart felt sentiment. Love the inking technique, just goes to show we need more distress ink and less coloured card!
Erica x

AnnR said...

Love the purple, and the die

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a lovely combination of colours.A really stunning card.
I received my Project Book
Prize a few minutes ago and what a fab book it is too. As Pam said at 6.02 purely projects and instructions, no wastage, and I hope you are organising a follow-up book Sue, worth buying ladies.

Carol x

Laura O said...

nice card,lovely colour .Laura O

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card sue

Anonymous said...

nice card love the colour judith x

lindyloo12 said...

Wow what a stunning, beautiful card!

Heather said...

Well Done on your inking Sue! One way to get the colours to match!! You have made a super even job of it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, adore the colour.
Margaret L

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
Don't know if I would ever get inking so even to do a whole piece but using a dark colour like this really highlights the embossing, so thank you for the idea
love from Jackie D

Crafty Lark said...

So gorgeous and such a scrummy colour. xx Flora

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
WOW how did you get the purple so even, did you use a brayer? it all looks so gorgeous, a really beautiful card. Love BrenLel

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Sorry couldn't finish yesterdays comment had a power cut grrrrrr.
What a fab card, what a way to get a frame round the die by inking the rest of it. Brill job too. Yes a all singing card love it.( i may have to try this one)Good job you have made of it.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

karenlotty said...

I love the colours and how you've used the die Need it, need it, need it! But I do have Dusty Concorde! So half way there. Your daily blogs are my guilty pleasure

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue I love this card and dusty concord is one of my favourite distress inks,I don't have this hf die but I think its going to be added to my want list!! I've never inked such a big area before but I will definitely be giving it a go. Hoping my project book arrives today it has been dispatched,I will be using countryview crafts again so thanks again to the blogger who recomended them!! Love lesley xx

Clarissa said...

Beautiful colours. More practice needed with Distress Inks for me!
Clarissa. X

howdy said...

purple - my favourite. next to tone on tone, blue, black and white, reds and orange!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Wow this looks very impressive !! What a gorgeous card for today !! I really love the dusty concord distress ink. It is one of my favorite ones. I do not actually have this die so looks like it is another one to add to christmas wish list !! I have these creative expressions sentiment stamps and they are great !! I use them all the time. Love the fab bow to. Still waiting for my project book. Love Tres x x x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW, this card brightened up dark wet morning, I have this sentiment and it is one of my favourites, so true. The purple is scrummy and what a fantastic job you have done, so even, will have to try this.
My project book arrived yesterday, it is amazing, well done to all the designers.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

guffie said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely card, wonderful colour and that sentiment in the midde is just a winner xx gail from eastbourne

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card nice colours. Jean Z xx

CraftyJo said...

Great techniques again Sue, thanks for opening our eyes to the wider possibilities of these dies.

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a great idea for this die I use it a lot
as I love it but never thought to half
it like this I will definately be trying it this
way as I love it and the colour stands out to.Nancyd xx

Jean Cockburn said...

Lovely card Sue, I always look forward to seeing your next creation. xx Jean

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Yummy purple, gorgeous card. I'd never expect to get this even coverage with my distress inks. Did you use a brayer? I've never tried one.
All the best,
Sue

Claveh said...

Wow Sue, this is lovely, I love the way you have made a white card purple, it looks like suede! The dies speak for themselves and the sentiment is just perfect. Thank you. xxx

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous once again! I love the colour xx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, lovely card , love the purple. Hopefully getting book tomorrow, can't wait. Jess x

Marjorie said...

Another stunning card Sue. Love the colours. I'm envious of all who have already got theor copy of the project book. hope mine will arrive soon

Vie Carter said...

Ordered my project book yesterday - can't wait to have a play

Great card today Sue

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Here's to another one,although I'd have to usemauve card as i'm no good at colouring card stock from pads. believe me I have tried, but it always looks horrible. Anyway your cards are all stunners, I dont think I've seen a bad one yet. All the best Avis D.

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty! Beautiful inking job -- I really thought you used purple paper.

Jill Liddle said...

Love these colours.

Kate's Cards said...

Love the purple.

Anonymous said...

This is lovely Sue. I thought it was purple card you had used before I read your description. Any tips on inking would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks.

Michelle E x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, the purple is very stricking and I love how you cut a die up and hook it to extend the die used.
Ria

Ita said...

Hi Sue love the purple and the way you used the dies ,it sings to me
smiles
Ita

Kylemore Kards said...

Beautiful Card. Love this but dont know if I would be brave enough to use such a strong colour. Thanks again Sue. Luv Hil xo

iggy said...

WOW & the WOW again.........love it....did i say WOW....sorry for lack of word but my project book from creative expressions has just arrived so off to read this whilst having a cuppa

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I really will have to bite the bullet and buy the Heartfelt Creations you have shown so many ways to use it.
Such a bold and beautiful, elegant card.
Sonia x

dragonswing said...

Love that saying!! Where did you get the rubber stamp?

lynda said...

Lovely words is that stamp from creative expresions the card is beautiful once again Sue .Hugs Lynda xx

lynda said...

Lovely words is that stamp from creative expresions the card is beautiful once again Sue .Hugs Lynda xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Beautiful card!
I love this purple :)

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. This colour combination is stunning. Just love its simplicity. Hugs.3362Jan

magpie said...

Beautiful Sue & what a gorgeous colour the dusky concord is! Can't believe you've inked all the white card. What a stunning effect! "Wow!". I bet the sailboat colour is out of this world too..... Thank you Sue for yet another stunning card xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Love the purple, great card

Mol x

Jane said...

Loving the cards Sue how pretty, when you coming onto the TV.

Jane xx

Carol H said...

Love the purple, another fantastic card.

baconbits said...

Evening Sue,
Well another amazing card - the colour is brilliant and you would never have thought that the card started out as white.
Well have not done alot of work today as been too busy with my inspration book from Creative Expression. Off to look some more.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Janice K said...

A beautiful, regal looking card. x

Marlene said...

Love this card amazing how you have coloured such a large area it is very even, had my project book arrived yesterday FABULOUS what a lot of information for £4.99 would love a subsciption x

Heather said...

Lovely card Sue. Purple is a lovely colour and the sentiment fits in the middle so well.

sued99 said...

Another stunning card. Where do you get all your ideas from?

Anonymous said...

Well Sue you've come up trumps again with this one. I agree with Marlene with your very smooth purple background distressing. This is one I will have to emulate.
Val C Xx

jordiegirl said...

Lovely sentiment and the card is beautiful

Janet Fleming said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. Just received my Labels 20 from USA, so lots of crafting to do. Thanks again Sue for your wonderful inspiration.
Love Jan x

tracy w said...

Hello Sue
what a stunning design you have done today thankyou Tracy w xx

nikkib said...

Gorgeous colour Sue and love the design, a very special card to make.....

HiggiSue said...

Gteat catd

Debbie said...

Another stunner.. Thank you for sharing.

Hugs
Debbie

AnneRD said...

Lovely design and colour. Anne

Helen said...

Hi Sue, love the lovely clear edge round the negative part of the die.Beautiful colouring with just the distress ink. Another masterpiece! love Helen

sallysbitz said...

Just beautiful Sue x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another lovely card Sue xXx

Jackie Calvert said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the purple. congratulations on a brilliant project book.
xx

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue

Really lovely card again, I love the use of distress Inks to colour a whole background, I'm into them at the moment for doing edges so will definitely give this a go.

Thanks and Happy Crafting
Jean x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card I will try inking a whole sheet of card I can only hope it looks as good as yours
Iam placing my order for the project book and lookinf forward to receiving it

brenda said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful sentiment on a stunning card. I use the distress inks all of the time around the edges of my card but have never used them to completely cover it,must give it a try x

Barbara said...

Got my project book yesterday from Sam. Fantastic book, large photos of the cards, great detail, easy to follow instructions. A very inspirational book, love it and hope there will be more to follow. Also love that there are no boring adverts!!!!!!!!!!

Gail said...

Very, very clever!
Gail C x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue! the inked background is fab, love it!!!

Deborah said...

What a lovely fresh looking card Sue...I love the sentiment and the dusty concord ink and yes you could do this in many different colorways.

Hope your day was good.

Deborah.H. :)

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love the purple (well I would, wouldn't I!)and the lovely sentiment, the pearls in the corners and the bow (of course!),
Sue xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue.
Another beauty.....love the purple. As someone pretty new to card making, and on a very tight budget, I have to find ways of using the limited inks, card stock etc. that I have do lots of things. I often have to colour larger pieces of card to match other bits on a card. I have found that darker coloured ink pads are easier to use to start with to get a nice even finish.(I don't have a brayer). Sue, you help me so much with ideas, techniques etc. Thank you.

melody said...

Hi Sue, very pretty love purple. Hugs Melody xXx

Su said...

A purple card could never fail to delight me Sue - my favourite colour!!! Lovely card and that inking is so smooth, don't know how you managed that - well done you!!

Su (Soop)

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue,

Great idea using the Dusty Concord to colour the card. Your followers are so loyal - still posting comments after midnight. I'm on holiday in Ireland and just had to look at your blog before going to bed!

Love Belinda x

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Before I read your blog I always like to study your photos to see if I can work out how it's been made first. It's a little game I play & I'm not bad at it! Photos at breakfast. Lunch I might manage to read it (or dinner) depending on my day. Then I can comment once I've done everything I need to do...
Today I stared at the main photo for ages thinking; how did Sue get such a crisp border onto that aperture? It looks very fine? Had no idea you'd inked the background!!! Love that shade of purple :-). Beautiful card & a lovely sentiment. Claire xxx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love the purple,a very royal looking card from the Queen of card making.If I had tried to ink all that card it would have looked all blotchy-how did you do it?

wendy hewings said...

Beautiful card, love the verse

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card. I love the sentiment
Hugs
Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is my kind of card - purple says it all to me. Simply lovely with the white contrast. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

jennywren1947 said...

this is a fabulous cad sue love everything about it
hugs chris x

Paula Gale said...

Love how you've done this Sue - very stylish. I also like this shade of purple too.

Lovely.

Paula x x x

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