Friday, 21 December 2012

Demo Tutorial and Card

Good morning all!  On the run up to the last weekend before Christmas, I decided to do a tutorial and put off my wrapping for another day!  I had a slew of emails asking about the embossing folder resist technique that I did on my first demo last Sunday.  While I have done this technique in the past, it was always a bit hard to source the wax paper then.  Look no more, it is here now and raring to be used.  I will give you a quick rundown on the card and then the tutorial for the background will follow below.  For the focal element, I cut two Marvellous Squares out of white card.  I nipped away one corner from each of them.  I taped the squares on the diagonal, then used the corners on either side to peek out between the the side points.  I added some mounting foam to the back and attached to to the middle of the card.  I used a section of the background that I created and poured clear embossing powder over it.  I cut a small frame from it using two of the Labels 28 dies.  I mounted the frame over my stamped sentiment and then cut away the excess white card.  I tied a messy bow from seam binding and added it to the corner of my focal element.  I cut a spiral flower four out of white felt, rolled it and added it to the centre of my bow.  I cut an Asian border and glued it to the left side of the card and finished it off with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots.





 

Embossing Folder Resist Tutorial      Start by picking an embossing folder with an all over type pattern for best results.  I am using the A4 Garden Lattice Embossibility folder here.   Cut a piece of Reynolds  Cut-Rite wax paper the same size as your folder.

Next, insert the wax paper piece in your folder and run it through your die cutting machine.  If you are using the Grand Calibur, you will need to use your gray base plate, the folder and wax paper and the raspberry adaptor plate (no tan mat for this).

 Next, remove your embossed piece of wax paper and sandwich it between two sheets of gloss card.  It must be gloss for this technique to work at it's best.  The gloss side of the card needs to be facing the wax paper on the top and on the bottom for the technique to work properly also.
Next step is to use an iron to melt the wax on to your gloss card.  I have used a regular sized iron, but have emptied any water from the iron.  You do not want steam for this.  I find the best results if I turn my iron on high and wait until it is good and hot then it only takes a few passes across the card to do the trick.  You do not want to continue ironing too long as it will cause the melted wax to lose it's pattern.  Your card will take on a bit of a heated bend to it, but don't worry it is fine.  You can also use a small craft iron on high for this too.  If using the family iron, be sure that non of the wax paper is sticking out from between the card or you will get it on the bottom surface of your iron!

 This is a picture of what your gloss card will look like when it is ready.  You will see the pattern has transferred to the card, but you will also get wrinkles from the wax paper too.  It isn't an exact copy of the pattern and that is the fun.  It will always look different every time you do it!
Pick an ink to cover your piece with.  I prefer to use the darker distress inks straight from the pad.  The colour will always look lighter when you are finished too.  Don't be afraid to use dark colours, once covered, you will wipe with a tissue to smooth the colour and take off any residue.

Last step is to cut your background to size and use it how you like.  The card above uses the same folder and technique for the background, then I added some clear embossing powder to a small piece and cut my frame, giving it a different look all together.  Don't forget, you will have two usable pieces since you sandwiched your wax paper between two pieces too.  Use one and save one for later!  I hope you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and have fun creating your own backgrounds with all different embossing folders you may own!  All for now, Sue x
 

143 comments:

Pam said...

Another stunning card and the blue/white looks so fresh. Love the felt flower too. I watched you demo this and it is good to have the tutorial there for whenever I want to try this technique.

Karen R said...

Thanks for the tutorial, saw your demo and wasn;t sure what wax paper to use (not something I have used before) Very pretty effect on this card, the colours are great

Jan.moogie said...

Wow two for the price of one, I love a bargain Sue and this sure is . A gorgeous card and a tutorial all together, great.
Love it and will definitely have ago, thanks Sue. xx

Mac Mable said...

Love the colours of the card and love the new technique. Certainly one to try. Thanks for sharing x

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sue, another beautiful card, & thank you for the tutorial also, will be trying that after christmas. Happy christmas to you & yours, Pauline x

Lis Kervill said...

Good Morning, Sue,
Beautiful card as usual.
Once more you come up trumps and solve my problem with scarcity of subdued, bitsy-patterned background papers. We can now make it ourselves to our hearts' delight! Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial.
Have a lovely day wrapping!
Hugs to you,
Lis xx
PS: I have received some pretty amazing hand-crafted cards this year, totally different and reflecting the C&C theme of Getting Britain Crafting.

Maryann said...

A really beautiful card here again Sue, and thanks soo much for the tut on this technique. I´m definitely going to try this, as I really love, how it looks and I was soo lucky to bring back a couple of rolls of the waxpaper from the US a couple months back, so I already have it here. Unbelievable why we can´t get it in this part of the world, cause it´s really awesome.
Thanks again and have a wonderful day and week-end ahead now.

Heather said...

Hi Sue
Yet another lovely card and thank you so much for going to the trouble at such a busy time of the year for us ladies to post a tute on your technique it is much appreciated. You are a very special lady!!

Crafty Christmas Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - another lovely card and a great tutorial - thanks - will have a go at this in 2013. My blush and teal card was delivered yday - its georgous - the blush colour is so delicate and the teal is just divine! Also got the botanical swirl stamps so I can match them with the dies - cant wait to use them.

Almost there with the Christmas preparations - just the fresh food shop to go!
Rgs
Clare W

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the card and thanks for the tutorial. Have to give it a try. Bx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I saw you demo this technique on C&C and thought it was such a brilliant idea, so thank you for taking the time to give us a tutorial. I will definitely be trying this I need to get some gloss card first though I was reluctant to order it incase it didn't come before I went away for Chrstmas. I love the colours you've used on today's card blue and white always looks so fresh.
Hugs x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I saw you demo this technique on C&C and thought it was such a brilliant idea, so thank you for taking the time to give us a tutorial. I will definitely be trying this I need to get some gloss card first though I was reluctant to order it incase it didn't come before I went away for Chrstmas. I love the colours you've used on today's card blue and white always looks so fresh.
Hugs x

Cazz said...

Good morning Sue. yet another stunning card and I've enjoyed catching up on all your recent shows that I had recorded. Take care x

Annie said...

The colours are lovely and the felt flower soft and gentle. Fab. And a tutorial to boot which is so great because I watched your demo but alas I never seem to remember everything in the right order afterwards so thank you Sue!

Joesgrandma said...

Another lovely card Sue and thanks for the tutorial, I am grateful. Happy Christmas !

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the card, (gorgeous colour)and thanks for the demo. Will try this once I get the wax paper. Take care.

Rosie said...

Wonderful techniques. This card is just gorgeous - I should know, as I 'won' the similar one you did, via Create and Craft and it is simply STUNNING.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautifully fresh and crisp looking card, love the blue and white.
I loved the wax paper technique when I saw you demo this on tv, thank you so much for the tutorial on this, I am amazed by this technique, I can see us all having a few mishaps trying this, or maybe just me ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Bosquie said...

Lovely card again as usual Sue. will try this technique in new year as had to put my crafty things away now til after the festivities. xX

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue.. Stunning card..love the colours..Thanks for the tutorial and your inspiration.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, loved this when I saw it on C&C.
Thank you for the Tutorial,certainly something to try, good thing to "play" at after Christmas.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

nmty said...

hi sue brilliant tutorial many thanks, will definately be trying this one. it gives fabulous results. love the card too.

lv norma

Victoria said...

Love the card and thank you so much for the tutorial. It's a great effect.

Celina Dee said...

I saw you do this on C&C and it was so cool that I tried to do it myself and loved the effect. Thanks for the tutorial as now I can save it and follow the instructions when I need to.
Thanks Sue!!

Vick said...

Stunning card as usual Sue honey! I also love using this technique its so fun cause it never turns out the same way so you get something different everytime and then change your ink colour and/or embossing folder and it's different handmade backing paper again!!! xxx hugs, Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Thank you for the tutorial, I will try this over the Christmas holidays

Really like this card, love blue and with the white it gives it a beautiful clean, neat and pretty card

Happy crafting...

June x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
You are so good at explaining your techniques Thank You!
The Squares are so useful I love them and have used them on a lot of my Christmas cards.
This is such a lovely card Sue!
LoveMarg

kimberley said...

I remember watching you do this on c&c a long,long time ago.Unfortunateley I live on one of the islands on the west coast of scotland[only because of a lack of shops-i adore where i live otherwise-the scenery is out of this world-everyone should visit]and wax paper is not available to buy.maybe one day i will be able to find it! thank you for the tutorial .i will save it for future usw,take care,x.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning Sue and I love what you have done with the Marvellous Square die. I'm glad you have showed the tutorial again. Thank you.

Michelle E xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Such a beautiful card, love the subtle colour, and I am so glad you chose this one and added the tutorial. My family will laugh when they see me ironing paper, as I hardly ever get the iron outat all, lol.
Have a great day today.
Michelle(happy2craft)

maxine h said...

Hi Sue,
I love this technique, it gives a really pretty effect. I have managed to get some wax paper so i'm gonna give it a go!
Big hugs
Max xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Just love the colours on todays card, thank you for taking the time to put the tutorial at such a busy time.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Yet another lovely card and with a free present of a crafty lesson-thank you.

lainey said...

fab card and fab tutorial Sue!!! lainey x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Another Wow card. Beautiful . X

Delyth said...

Love the card I did see the demo on C and C, is there no end to your talents Sue. I am off to Australia for my Xmas so you and your family have a great Christmas and I look forward in catching up to your blog on my return,xx

Sandra F said...

A stunning card Sue. Thanks for the tutorial. Definately going to give this a go. xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
WHAT A BRILL WAX PAPER TECHNIQUE. ONE I AM GOING TO HAVE TO TRY.ALSO LIKE HE CRAFTY CRAFTING. CUTTING CORNERS YOU CANT SEE TO PLACES U CAN SEE IT. BRILL CARD SO ELEGANT
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXX HUG

Anonymous said...

Great Christmas present to us, Sue, thank you for the effort you go to to give us another dimension.
Beautiful card - wow colour - great dies and super felt flower.
Think I like it!!

'P'in Wales

Anonymous said...

I saw you do this card on C&C and was amazed at the effect. I don't know how you come up with these incredible ideas but so glad you do! The colour of the card is so pretty and I love the flower - even though I have lots of flower dies I couldn't resist ordering this one on Sunday and can't wait for it to come. The tutorial is great Sue. Hope you get your wrapping done, YvonneMayxx

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Love the colours and such a pretty card.
I taught a class on this technique when I was a Tutor at a craft shop in 2008! I can still remember the 'Oohs and Aahs' from the ladies, when the ink revealed the design. I still have the card sample I had made for the class!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Dawn said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial Sue. I loved this when I saw it on C&C. Beautiful card and I love the colours! Good luck with the pressie wrapping Dawn S. xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
How nice to have a tutorial. The card itself is beautiful as always.Definitely must try felt flowers.
Audrey x

Marion said...

HI Sue can only agree with every thing that has been said ,love the card and the tutorial is great,must try and get the wax paper.
Love Marion

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a gorgeous card - the colours are beautiful and the resist technique is just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
Would have never thought to use the marvellous squares in that way (corner peeking) but it's absolutely lovely. I think my middle name should now be "copycat".
Thank you for sharing.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for the tutorial - the result is great and so must have a go. Again you have reminded me about using felt for flowers and so again thank you - I never seem to remember that there are so many different elements the GC will cut. Today's card is beautiful and I can see that it can be used for many different occasions.
Janet x

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely beautiful card. So elegant.
Very smart technique, really effectful.

gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue the colours are so fresh looking and so pleased you have put on the tutorial for us, will give it a go

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A FABULOUS card, the colours are clean and fresh and love the felt flower, saw you demo this on C&C, did not get the gloss paper, wish I had now, have the wax paper, will try this technique in 2013. Thank you for taking time to do a tutorial for you followeres, it is much appreciated, you are so giving.
My blush and teal card arrived yesterday, I am a very happy bunny.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous card and Brill technique! Love, Julia xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fantastic card loved when you demoed it on C&C.
Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial will try this after Christmas.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely technique and card, saw your demo on C&C but thank you for doing a more detailed step by step for us. Emma

Izzwizz said...

I loved this when I saw it on the show last weekend Sue. Wonderful and a technique I haven't seen before. Love it! So glad you took a break from wrapping your pressies for us :-) thank you, Maddy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love the blue and white and thanks for the tut.

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, WOW another stunning card! I will definately be trying this technique out! It's brilliant. Hope you have a great day. Hugs Sonia x

hotpotato said...

love this card, saw you demo it at the weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Really like the colours of this card and the background looks fab. Thank you so much for sharing the background technique it is very much appreciated. Can't wait for tomorrows offering.
Beverley W

dutchess said...

Morning Sue it's a really lovely way to make a great background and now that I have the wax paper I can give it a go...when I get up ....in bed with this dreadful cold that's going round.....
today's cards it just so soft and lovely I will be doing one of these.....or trying! hugs Margaret xxxxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue ,

Another beautiful card today and that flower is a smasher love it

Elaine H X

Sathya said...

wow...stunning card and a fabulous tute! Thank U!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, loved this card when you
demo'd it on C&C Allie Reeve has done this technique but she tends to do it grungy with masks as opposed
to folders but I'm loving it will definately be trying this one.
Nancyd xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Another fantastic card and thank you for the tutorial, I will definitely be trying this one.

Love Rosemarie xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, thenk you for the tutorial
It makes following the card a lot easier.
Love the colours on this card they are so cheerful.
Happy wrapping, put some Christmas music on it
Really puts you in the mood. Take care, Jess

Jess Watson said...

Sorry, forgot to say thank you for replying to my query about embossing folders, it really helps.
Jess

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue loved this card when you done it as a demo last week and the effect you get with the wax paper is really great and I look forward to trying it in the new year. Love lesley xx

Fieldsend said...

Hi Susan, another beauty of a card. Thank you for doing a tutorial I missed tool and must say what a great idea. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all

Love June
xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, thank you for taking the time to do a tutorial, when time is short for all of us!

Mol x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Thank you so much for the tutorial I had the TV on when you did the demo BUT other half kept talking - Love him really!
I love the way you have used Marvellous Squares on this card, they lok so pretty, and complimented by the other dies you have used. This is a really beautiful card and Blue and White always look so fresh - this is another must try. THANK YOU FO ALL THE INSPIRATION YOU GIVE.
Have a good day ,Love BrenLel

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card I love it and thankyou so much for taking some of your precious time to make a tutorial showing us how to do this background so kind of you its a Christmas gift to us from you.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

susan ward said...

must try this card looks great. Merry Christmas to you and your family xx

Anonymous said...

lovely card, thanks for the tutorial,

wishing you a very merry xmas and a happy new year judith (devon) xx

susan ward said...

Sue, where can I get the wax paper from x

Lacelady said...

Love the card, and thanks for the tute, I missed it on c&c.

Clare said...

Beautiful card,thanks for the tutorial.

Clare x

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue and a fabulous tutorial thank you. Hope you get all your wrapping done in time xx hazel

nannapat said...

What a pretty card Sue. Thanks for the tutorial,it's so useful to have a step by step guide. Pat x

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
thank you for sharing the tutorial, I also saw the demo and now I know what wax paper to use. A beautiful card and I have the folder and will try this later after making the mince pies

Hugs Carol xx

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card!
I enjoyed watching you make this card on C & C...great techniques..clever, inspirational lady! Keep up the great work!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

tracy w said...

Hello sue I love this card thankyou for explaning your card tracy w x

baconbits said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for the super tutorial i really liked this card when you demod on C&C.
Thank you for giving us a super year of inspiration and creativity. You truely are a very talented lady.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card so pretty Jean Z xx

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE.
THANKS FOR THE DEMO

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card - saw you do this on C&C and thought it was a really clever technique. I would never have thought that you could emboss with waxed paper - still you learn something every day!!!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue what a beautifull card i love the colour that you have used. Its looks so elegant. I so please you have shown us how to do ghe background technique. I'd like to thank you
For all the insperation you have given me in the last 12 months
Merry christmas and a happy new year...xxxx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card, and a great tutorial too, you are spoling us.
Margaret L

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue

Really helpful idea. Something to experiment with over the festive season!

Merry Christmas to you, your family and all you followers!

Christine
x

craftycarol said...

Morning Sue,
Must give this technique a try, It gives the card a great look and the finished card is great too.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Love Carol x

val jones said...

Hi Sue. Amazing technique and a beautiful card.

Val in Spain xxx

auscrafts said...

another lovely card Sue

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card as always. I love the colour theme, the blue and white together is lovely.

I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

iggy said...

MANY MANY THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL. loved this card on C&C ... missed the recording though as hubby messed it up. he was in deep trouble i can tell you.glorious. thats all i can say about this card.........oH & FAB too.x

Anonymous said...

Saw you demo this technique Sue on C & C and have tried it to great effect with waxed jam pot covers (naturally on a smaller scale). Will be purchasing the wax paper you use in the New Year.
Val C Xx

donna sherman said...

Thanks Sue for the beautiful card AND the tutorial!!! I love your cards and all the techniques you use, but many times, I'm at a loss of knowing HOW to do them! The tutorial is WONDERFUL!! Great job on both!!!

Christine said...

How lucky we are to have you! This card, and the technique, are great. For me, a definition of a good teacher is someone who fires students with enthusiasm, and convinces them that they too can achieve the desired object. Top marks, Sue, you do that with bells on, and also give us wonderful ideas to inspire us!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

AnneRD said...

A beautiful card and lovely technique. Thank you for sharing all these great tips. So glad we have you back in the UK and on our screens. Anne

Meg said...

Hello Sue,
I like this card very much and after Christmas will follow your tutorial for the card.
The flower looks so pretty in felt.
Thanks for all the hard work you do to inspire us.
I hope I can keep up with your blog over Christmas but if I don't here's wishing you a wonderful time.

Margaret O
xxx

Ita said...

Hi Sue you have done it again,more fantastic inspiration,I love the card and the step by step is fantastic
Smiles
Ita

Tandy said...

Hi Sue
Thank you so much for the tutorial it is such a help to be able to refresh my memory from watching you last Sunday. Please keep up the good work

Sandybee said...

Thanks for a repeat of this technique Sue,Love the card
xx Sandra

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue

So glad you have done a tutorial for this technique as my phone rang when you were doing it and I didn't get to see it all!!! I am certainly going to give it a go.
Love this card, it is stunning.
love Jean x


Jill Liddle said...

Thank you. Very helpful.

Corinne said...

great card tutorial will come in handy thanks Hugs Corinne

Susan White said...

Lovely card, and thanks for the tutorial - can't wait to have some time again after the festivities to try this out!

Susan

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Yippee, I have these dies. Thanks Sue.
Sonia x

jordiegirl said...

Watched the demo on C&C - then couldn't remember what you did - fortunately I had recorded the show so could replay it to check.

It made a beautiful card.

Anthea said...

Good afternoon Sue, beautiful card great tutorial.Hugs xx

nikkib said...

I loved this technique when you showed it on TV, its great and one which I must try.....

Paper Junkie said...

Thank you Sue for this brilliant tutorial - I know they must take some time but can we have some more in the future please? This is just the perfect card for my friend's birthday! X

Debs Artliff said...

Afternoon Sue Im abit late today What a beautiful card i like the colour you have used. I was so pleased that you have put the tulorial on how to do the background I'v just been on Julia blog and shes got the same colour as this one. I would just like to say a big thank you for all the inspiration you have given me in the last 12 months.

Debs Artliff

greendragon said...

Thanks for this Sue. Saw you make the card on TV and it's great to have the instructions for the resist technique to hand, ready for when I first try it. Love the card, very pretty blue colour.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, and thanks for the great tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. I am having problems with the new Lattice die I have just received. Doesn't cut even using thin paper and shims. Middle part is worse. Help gratefully received. Linda49

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I loved this card & technique when you demoed it on C&C. I have created many wax resist projects myself using masks but have not yet used an embossing folder. I love the way you got the central panel to stand out more by clear embossing. Will give this a go. With love & light Theresa. H

Barbara said...

Fabulous card and brilliant tutorial Sue. Easy to follow, two for the price of one!!!

magpie said...

This is the stunning card I saw you demo Sue! Thank you so much for the tutorial,it's much appreciated. Now to look for/to get some wax paper! It's beautiful & I love those majestic squares so much......... "Wow!" xx Love Karen xx

Jean Woodward said...

A beautiful card, thanks for the tutorial, I have lots of embossing folders so will definitely give it a go.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Maria said...

Love this card I saw you demo it on C & C what a great idea.

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
I watched you do this but it's always good to have a tutoral on here to refer too. Love the card!
Gail, C x

Ayelet Barkay said...

Lovely card! Beautiful colors.
Thank you for the great tutorial :)

salem said...

great fab card

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Loved the card when you did the demo on c&c, will have a go in the new year when I get some me time! Thank you for the tutorial as I don't need to remember anything , but to come look it up.

Donna Jones

Jean Cockburn said...

A lovely card Sue love the waxed paper technique. I wish you your family and all your followers a very happy Christmas and a wonderful new year xx Jean

Laura O said...

another fab card Sue,you are so good to show how you do all these techniques.Laura O

Addicted to your blog said...

Fantastic new technique - I'm glad I kept a recoding of how you did this on the show. You amaze me Sue with all the brill ideas you come up with and this delightful card has so many! Love the felt flower, it just adds a special finishing touch!

Alice xx

jayne denver said...

Hi sue love the card will have to try this thanks jayne

annemarks said...

Thanks Sue for the tutorial i will give it a go :)

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue lovely card must have a go at ur waxed paper card
hugs chris x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card and very clear instructions

Vie
x

Linda Simpson said...

A stunning card and thank you ever so much for the tutorial. Something else to go on my to do list while on holiday :)

Hugs
Linda xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Beautiful card Sue and great Demo.

regards
lorraine porritt - scotland
xxx

Janice K said...

A beautiful card and thank you for the excellent tutorial! x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue and thanks for tut, Carole Z X

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Beautiful Absolutely beautiful Thank you so much for giving some of your precious time for the tutorial Sue It's much appreciated xXx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Love your card and thanks for the tutorial. Will give it a go over the holidays.

Hugs, Belinda x

Sue Parish said...

Gorgeous, Sue. I love the blue and white and the marvellous squares (still on my wish list but I will get them one day).
My blush and teal card arrived today but I couldn't play with it because of Christmas shopping! And as I didn't get to bed until 5.30 this morning (was so tempted to wait for this blog, but then I wouldn't have had it to look forward to later) I need to get to bed!
Thanks for the tutorial, your instructions are so clear as always,
Sue xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Thanks for the demo... Love this card... Now go wrap your presents... Xxx

Karen Lewis said...

Lovely card and an interesting technique. I still haven't had the time to watch the recordings from earlier in the wekk, but looking forward to when I can. :-)

melody said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Hugs Melody xXx

Jane said...

Really clever idea , were do you get your inspiration from, the card is lovely.

Jane xx

Claveh said...

This is a stunning card and the tutorial is really clear, thank you, I am so pleased that you put off your parcel wrapping! xxx

guffie said...

love the demo Sue, but have no paper to try will you be bringing it to create and craft soon x

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Krystyna Kulesza said...

The iris card is absolutely gorgeous. I need to replicate it so am keeping my email open on that card. Have a wonderful New Year and thank you for your inspiration that you share with us unselfishly.