Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Aqua Birthday

Hi guys!  A pretty aqua and white card for today's offering.  I have used the Cupid background from JustRite stamps and inked it with a clear perfect medium pad.  I stamped it and then heat embossed it with white powder for a tone on tone look for the background of my card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the matching antique tag die and used Broken China to ink through the die as a highlight.  I mounted it on foam and placed it on the bottom of my card.  Next I stamped the largest stamp in the set of the Friends Antique Labels One from Justrite.  Again, I stamped it using a clear perfect medium pad and white embossed it. The Broken China distress ink brought out the detail on it.  I stamped the smaller stamp in the same manner, but cut this one out using two dies to create a frame.  I stamped one of the small sentiments on white card and mounted my frame over it with foam pieces.  I added an aqua mat to my background and used Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue to make dots all the way around it.  I finished the piece with a double white mat with a pierced inner mat.  I just love the aqua, such a soothing colour I think!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.    All for now, Sue x





172 comments:

Pam said...

Beautifully clean, simple and elegant. just lovely.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, great stamping and embossing and love the white-on-white.

'P' in Wales

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a lovely fresh looking card i love the colour that you have chosen for use today. Aqua is one of my faverite colours. Just wish i could come up with the ideas that you do. Looking forward to see what you are going to bring us next. Take Care Sue xxx

Debs Artliff

Michelle said...

Stunning card Sue. When I first looked at it I thought the background was embossed with an embossing folder until I read your description. Beautiful colours too.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous colours and stunning card today Sue.xx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, love the colours today, very springlike. Love the embossing, you are very inventive and talented. How you create so many different cards amazes me. Keep it up.

Wilma x x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, beautiful card again , we (the bloggers ) remind me of the plant in the show "feed me" you've certainly got lots of us relying on a wonderful "fix" every day. Thanks as always Mabex

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
What a pretty card today I love the colour Aqua it is my second favourite colour ( teal is my first). I wish I could stamp and emboss as good as you.
Hugs x
Heather T

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this beautiful card! So nice and light and fresh looking!

Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely it's a must try!

Well, yday, after reading your blog I tried the faux leather for the first time - woweee! I did an
A5 piece using tea dye and walnut and then clear embossed it - even for a 1st attempt its definitely usable. Hubby thought it looked like snake skin - I think if darker inks are used and then die cut - it would make a brilliant texture for an easter egg. Off to stock up on masking tape!! Thanks soo much.
Rgs
Clare W

Missmizog said...

Beautiful card love the simplicity.
Sue

melanie said...

What a beautiful card so elegant Melanie

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card and aqua is one of my favorite colors. The die-cut sentiment looks a bit funny to my eye because it is not in center (yes, I do understand why it is the way it is - but it is kinda odd-looking to me).

Hugs, Eemeli

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful, elegant card . Love the aqua/white combo. So fresh and clean. Take care.

tracy w said...

Morning sue what a stunning card someone at work just ask for a aqua card and I did not know what to do I do now thanks for the ideas Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

Simple and understated
nice one sue x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the color of this card, it is fab. I tried the technique using the masking tape yesterday and found it very interesting and fun. Thanks

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful and simple, love the white on white stamping. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours of this card as you say very soothing and easy on the eye.
Beverley W

Ann said...



Hi Sue


Gorgeous card so elegant and simple white on white and aqua one of my favorite colours combos.
love the white embossing.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

foxyg said...

Gorgeous colours Sue.

Joesgrandma said...

Love the simple layout and the colours Sue! A beautiful card!"

fame01 said...

Stunner of a card sue , moved in our new home and gosh i have missed visiting your blog i have had to go cold turkey lol then i have had no computer so using a friends at moment .keep up the stunning work you do to inspire us all . hugs sarah ..xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, love the colours you have used, and the background...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Jan Ltc said...

Love this one Sue xx Jan

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love this Aqua card, stunning card and no bow just up my street!
Gail C x

Maryann said...

This is such a gorgeous card Sue. Just love everything about it.
Sorry I don´t know the lady you´re looking for, but hope she´ll see this and contact you.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. This is such an elegant, clean looking card. Very beautiful.

Val in Spain xxx

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the background, love the colour, love it all! Sorry I can't help you with finding Sandra, but I hope she turns up for you.

hotpotato said...

pretty card Sue.

Heather said...

Morning Sue!

This is a very elegant card and how very soothing that aqua colour is, gorgeous yet another to add to my list.:)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours and style of this card, I am juggling baby cots, birthday, anniversary and mother's day cards this week.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

jacqui said...

Very fresh colours , lovely .

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, love the aqua and white colour combo and the simplicity of the layout.

Donna Jones

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,

WOW honey! this is a very simple looking card for you, but all the same a lot of work has gone into making it look so good, I love the clean fresh lines, although not my colour palette, I love it, the embossing powders work a treat here don't they? they make this card, have a great day sweets, Hugs, Vick xxx
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Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a wonderful and calming way to start a Tuesday morning. I always think of Aqua as a very calming colour so you have set my day to be a calm one.(whether it stays that way we shall see but it is a start). I love today's format not too fussy but still makes a statement. I bought some Aqua coloured bias binding along with a selection of other colours last week from the monthly market here. They are a fantastic replacement for some styles of ribbon.
Janet x

Karen R said...

What super colours you have used, bright and fresh, love the card

Karen R said...

What lovely colours you have used, bright and fresh, love the card xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card - perfect also for a wedding. The aqua accent is perfect.
Best wishes
Anne O

cebelica said...

I really like the colours of your card. Beautifully made! Hugs! xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Morning Sue, love the colours on this. What a beautiful card.

Victoria said...

Lovely colour scheme today. Fresh and bright. It must have been hard for you not to add a ribbon!!

lainey said...

Hi Sue, fab card :) lainey x

sue wilson said...

Great card again Sue. thanks for yesterdays Tutorial yet again more top tips.Thats very kind of you to help with the charity, good luck with that.

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

The Cupid stamp is one of my favourites, it makes a beautiful background and the aqua and white are a very fresh combination, lovely card!

Alice xx

Val said...

Hi Sue

Fab colourway.
Love it.
Val x

Anonymous said...

Hiello Sue,
Lovely card very fresh looking, the clear embossing gives a very elegant look. love it.
Have a good day, Brenda Lel

Anonymous said...

Gidd morning sue. Love the aqua with the white. Very fresh looking and perfect for every occasion. Xx

Sue Dunn

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a gorgeous clean looking card. Love the colour so fresh looking. Have to make one for my daughters birthday and this will fit the bill
Hugs
Carolxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the card today- very clean, fresh & simple. The aqua is beautiful. Thank you!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful. elegant understated card today. LOVE IT.
Lydia
X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautifully fresh and elegant card today, loving the heat embossing and the gorgeous aqua card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue this is my kind of card clean simple lines ,not too fussy and no big bow.looking forward to your shows .
Marion

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Beautiful delicate card. X

HiggiSue said...

lovely Sue.....what a soothing card.

gwen70 said...

simply gorgeous Sue, colours so clean and fresh

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Beautiful colours Very soothing Another word I'd use is tranquil The aqua is (I dunno) strong? but soft? Does that make sense I can't think of the right words

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a simple no fuss card and I like it! Take care Love Michelle S xxx

Izzwizz said...

Very pretty card, love your pearly border and the layers. Maddy x

Maxine said...

Beautiful card sue

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Sweet,delicate & elegant. I love the card

June

Jean Z said...

lovely card very clean looking love it Jean Z xx

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely bright and beautiful card reminds me spring is just round the corner!

marg said...
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marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the design and the colours!
LoveMarg

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the soft colours

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the aqua.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue WOW what a beautiful, simple, understated, clean and elegant card, love it.
My project book 2 has just arrived, can't wait to starting playing.
Gilly C

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What a lovely crisp fresh card, it is simple but elegant, love the colours.

Love Rosemarie xx

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours so uplifting on such a dull cold day xx hazel

Anthea said...

good morning Sue, I just love the white embossing on the white card its a beautiful effect and the aqua is just stunning with it. Hugs xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Just catching up with the cards I missed, all super cards. Love the aqua today.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Sue
Your card is beautiful. Aqua colour is lovely and light. I love the background stamp it is so versatile - don't have it - must look for it and get my crafty mitts on it. Perhaps it'll make an appearance on C & C soon!! Looking forward to more shows too.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card again, love the embossed background stamp. Emma

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, lovely colour combo. I love the cosmic shimmer 'pearls' together with the edge pricking to frame the card.

Hugs, Belinda X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue - another beautiful card again. I use the white embossing quite a lot now after seeing your samples and I am always pleased with the result. The aqua is such a fresh and clean colour too and is so nice to see on such a damp and dreary day. YvonneMayxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely looking card, aqua and white are so clean together. Take care, Jess

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

auscrafts said...

clean and simple card ,gorgeous

Jayne S said...

Lovely simple card but so elegant.

Annie said...

Fresh and simple. My first thought before I focused on the card itself was 'A Sue card and no bow' LOL! Then I saw why. It couldn't possibly have one. It is elegant and simply lovely. Hugs Annie

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, so clean and elegant looking. I have the cupid stamp so look out I feel a craft session coming on lol.
Love Jan x x

nannapat said...

A beautiful card as usual Sue - such a pretty colour. Pat x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue.nice colours

Olga said...

Love color combo! Great card!

loftylass said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the colours and embossing. I hope you are bringing some lovely stamps with you on your next T.V. show.
Hugs
Heather
x

Carol H said...

Clean, simple, elegant and very adaptable card today, just lovely.

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely cool, soothing colour for today's beautiful card.
Erica x

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, I love the freshness of this card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lisbeth said...

What a nice way to use this stamp. I have stuggled to use it as I felt constrained by the heart shape in the middle so I will have to have a go at this style instead, thanks Sue

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Stunning Card. I have this background stamp and its great to get different ideas. Thanks for sharing
Michelle M

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a very simple elegant card
love the colours.
Nancyd xx

Kate's Cards said...

Love the simple cleanness of this one!

guffie said...

Lovely clean cut card today Sue, really love this colour choice always looks fresh and always brings a smile to my face xx gail from eastbourne P.S. i tried your faux leather demo from yesterdays card and was chuffed to bits with the results thank you Sue for this xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely colours and stunning card today. So elegant, just love it.
Margaret L

Leanne said...

Simply awesome!!!

Scrapcat 1 said...

such an elegant card, just yummy!

salem said...

elegant love color

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful card. love the background, thought it was an embossing folder until I read on, gorgeous. I agree with you aqua is a soothing colour, this clean fresh card has cheered up a dull dark morning.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Sheila Cook said...

Hello Sue, thank you once again for a lovely card. Have a nice day. Sheila xxxxx

jeffrey bubbles said...

This card is simple but striking as well. Really need these stamps Sue. Do you ever do workshops in Norfolk area as we are a little starved this way? Kathy xxxx

lynda said...

Good morning Sue a beautiful simple but very elegant card love the aqua its a gorgeous colour. Hugs Lynda xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
what a fresh and clean looking. LOve the depth you have got in this card. Smashing font on these stamps, and i managed to buy some. Wonderful job
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Ita said...

Good morning Sue this cars sings to me,the colours are fantastic,and I think it could make a very nice baby card by changing the colour to pink or blue.Sue when you put the size of the card at the end of your blog, is it the decorated page or the base page??
Smiles Ita

Coffee And Cream said...

Love the aqua and white together and the card looks stunning. I'm not sure about the larger sentiment though - the die is a little small for it I think!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card - I just love the white embossed on white. And the focal point is gorgeous as well.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Another cracker, very pretty and clean looking.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, fabulous and a great Sue card lovely, clean and bright. Love the colours too.

Love June
xx

♥Mystery Designs♥ said...

Hi :) I love the simplicity and elegance here. The colour is beautiful, and the embossing really adds a lovely finishing touch. Hope you have a lovely day, Debs x

Susan White said...

Fabulous - clean, fresh and simple!

Thanks, Susan

Sue C said...

Lovely colours, nice background too xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A very pretty clean and unfussy card Sue xXX

Howdy said...

Cool card.

Suebak said...

In my opinion, the white embossing helps make this card. x

Wendy from Scotland said...

fresh, bright and simple, lovely card
Wendy xx

LesleyW said...

Lovely. Really fresh looking.

LesleyW said...

Lovely. Really fresh looking.

Anonymous said...

Love the simplicity of this Sue and the colours are fresh and clean. Love that background stamp.
Val C xx

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty Sue - I find the colours very soothing :)

Laura O said...

lovely card Sue,the white embossing is beautiful .Laura O

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Lovely fresh looking card today.Look forward to seeing you on C&C next week.

Jill Liddle said...

Beautiful.

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue,
I think it's missing one of your fab bows though.

Margaret O
xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

wow, a beautiful clean card, I just love those colours put together, its so refreshing. Every day is an inspiration can not wait until tomorrow.. x

kimmie_35 said...

Beautiful card, Sue... lovely colours... love those label dies...
Hugs
Kim M
x

Paula Gale said...

Sue

Such a fresh looking card with the touch of aqua - got to be a favourite of mine. I just love the look of these two colours together. The white embossing on white adds such a good texture and finish to the cardstock, it makes it look like a luxurious card.

Overall, a favourite colour scheme of mine.

I much prefer when you do cards using the prettier colours, whites, aqua, pink, coconut. Those colours are like a breath of fresh air - the darker grungy colours can be depressing at times, so this is such a refreshing change.

Paula x x x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this is gorgeous! I love the colour and the inking through this die is really lovely, China Blue was a great colour match :) Carole Z X

iggy said...

clean simple & stunning. love it

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card, clean and fresh

Vie
x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I really love the fresh look about this card. Very pretty. Love Sam xx

redfox said...

What a stunning card! I love it. The colour combination is just perfect.

Maggie said...

How fabulous. This is a treat for the eyes and I bet it feels good too. Such a great fresh colour. xx

Hanneke said...

Wow Sue, this card is wonderful. I love all the white with the aqua touches, and the pearls look great. Hugs, Hanneke

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card for today !! Simple but elegant. I love the dies and colours you have used. The white emossing you have used makes a great background. I really love this aqua colour too. A truly lovely card. Lots of love, Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Just love the colours on this card. Is the Aqua the one you use on your cards that you do for C & C?. just love all the inspiration that you you give us all.
Pat S Witney

maxine h said...

Hi Sue
Wot a gorgeous fresh looking card today I love it, the aqua and white look so clean and crisp. Everything about this card is perfect.
Love Maxine xx

Janice K said...

A gorgeous card, love the teal card stock. x

Jackie Calvert said...

This is a very pretty card, it looks simple, but elegant, and the colout is beautiful.
xx

baconbits said...

Evening Sue,
Love the white on white with a hint of aqua. So cool and sophisticated. Very elegant.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jane said...

Just divine love today's card.

Jane xx

nikkib said...

Lovely, I do like the backgrounds stamped and embossed in white, so elegant.....

snowqueen62 said...

Just love, love, love this colour combination stunning
Sue x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card so elegant.

sued99 said...

This is really lovely and looks deceptively simple.

Barbara said...

Love the white embossing on white card, its so pretty and has prompted me to have a go.

brenda said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card today, love the colour so clean and fresh x

Hilary Smith said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the colours used, very elegant
Hilary x

Jean Johnston said...

Lovely clean look to this today, and really refreshing colours. Good for men or ladies too so this is a real winner.

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue like this card very much love everything about it
hugs chris x

Paper Junkie said...

I love the white on white - but gosh - that's a big stamp to try and get right! Love the aqua too. X

petlady said...

Good evening Sue, such a beautiful card, I love the colours I like white on white background as well. Sandra xx

Rahat said...

Birthday wish bring a happy moment for a man.and birthday gift is a seen of love.there are very beautiful card.

Cee Bee said...

I love this one, the colours, the simplicity everything is just perfect. WHite on white is a dream.

Carol B

Jacquie said...

What a lovely card, Aqua is my favorite colour and my birthstone is Aquamarine so obviously i love this card. Thank you Sue for such a lovely elegant card.
Looking forward to seeing you on Create and Craft on Monday.

Take care

Jacquie xx

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Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card again, love the backing and the lovely embossing.

Hugs
Linda xxx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
This is my sort of card aqua is my fav colour and white on white is a great look wish I had your imagination
Take Care
Theresa

hazel said...

Beautiful Delicate Colours you have used on this card Sue. Another stunner..Take care xx

Sue Parish said...

Love the colours, the white embossing, the swirly sentiment - beautiful. Elegant too,
Sue xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, phew only just made it ,a beautiful fresh elegant card I love it x
Thanks

Jean D

Malou said...

Beautiful. I love it.

Malou said...

Beautiful. I love it.

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Really, really lovely card - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

What an elegant card. Just lovely.

Diana

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card.

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Love the clean look of this card.

cmu said...

Love the clean look of this card.

Dawn Louise said...

Love it, clean fresh yet detail to enjoy x fabulouso

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
This card is so stunning and elegant
Hugs
Sue XXX

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