Friday, 7 June 2013

You're The Best!

 Hi friends!  You are the best so this card is for you!  I know the colour isn't the best, though so I will let you know that you are looking at soft gold, taupe and black for the colours of this card.  I dearly love that soft gold card but it doesn't photograph very well, I am so sorry.  I decided to have a little fun with a double embossing technique using two of my A4 embossing folder designs.  I started with a piece of soft gold card and embossed it with my Sea Garden embossing folder.  I used gilding wax in the colour of Golden Light and rubbed it across the raised embossed areas with my finger.  Next I used the Black Soot distress ink pad across the top of the embossing also (not too much pressure on it though).  I covered it with clear embossing powder and tapped off the excess.  You will have to touch up a few spots on the floor of the embossing with a dry paintbrush and remove the unwanted powder, though it isn't usually too much.  Heat emboss it and this will help define the pattern from the embossing folder.  Next (once it has cooled) emboss the entire piece using the A4 Basketweave embossing folder.  You will still be able to see the first design, but with the added texture from the second design for additional interest.  It is a really fun technique that you can do with loads of folders, just try picking one that has a bit more open space as the first one and use a busier pattern for the second folder!  To help create a bit more interest, I cut the piece into three strips and matted them individually with a thin black card mat and mounted them with foam onto a piece of taupe card.  I cut some black silky crush ribbon down the centre to give me a thinner piece to wrap around the bottom of my card.  I tied a double bow and added it with a glue dot to the side.  I used a clear perfect medium pen to coat both my cameo and my pearl stick pins, then used gold embossing powder on them.  Just heat it to melt and you have changed the colours of your embellishments to suit your project.  If you get some on the black part of the cameo that you don't want, just colour over it with a fine tipped black marker and it won't show!  Next I started work on my focal element and out came my Radiant Rectangle die set.  I used the three largest dies to cut a taupe coloured frame.  I used the same dies without the centre die to cut a black mat piece to show through from the cut out design.  I added mounting foam on the back of this piece and attached it above my bow on my card.  I stamped my sentiment in black Archival ink.  I cut it out with one of the dies in the Adorning Square die set.  I inked lightly through the die with Black Soot Distress Ink to highlight my sentiment.  I mounted it with foam on the diagonal in the centre of my rectangle frame.  I like that you can still see the background behind the sentiment and yet there is still a bit of detail showing in the frame too.  I finished the card with a double mat of taupe card and pierced the inner mat with my piercing ruler.  I think this card would work with a piece of knotted hessian in place of the bow for the gentlemen we need to make cards for out there!  Finished dimensions are 8" x 8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x









168 comments:

Pam said...

Thank you Sue, you are th best too. Lovely card and that Sea Garden folder is gorgeous. Lovely and sunny today.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue I like the idea of double embossing and boy doesn't it look good. Great card . xxx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, so true, You Are The Best and so say all of us. When first lookers at it I thought I am not sure on this one. But as I scrolled throght it n looked closer at it I thought yes I do. Like you said great for a man's card. Have a great weekend.

Love June
xxx

Lacelady said...

Good morning Sue - this card is definitely a Wow! Love the double embossing idea.

Cee Bee said...

Love the use of the embossing folders Sue. And i love that gold card so much I use it a lot. Another triumph and One I may have to try over the weekend if the sun goes in :)

Hugs n stuff

Carol B


Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Love the double embossing, must give this a go. Great guy card too.
Erica x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue - you are the best. Loving the double embossing would make it very touchy feely, which is great for everyone but super for peeps with vision probs.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda xx

Corinne said...

double embossing fab love the card Hugs Corinne

CraftyAnn said...

I love the use of the embossing folders, I've not really experimented using them properly yet but this card has given me some ideas. I won't be doing them today as 'sex on legs' is in the semi's of the tennis so I'll be sat outside in the sunshine with the patio doors open, eating my strawberries, watching the tv in the lounge - its a hard life!
Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
As others have said before me - you are the best, I love the idea of double embossing and embossing the sick pins and cameo. Although it might take a couple of goes to get them to look like yours lol. Today's card is fabulous the soft gold card is one of my favourites (of many lol).
Hugs x
Heather T

kitty davies said...

morning Sue another hit just in time for father's day thanks bye kitty.

Wilma Brown said...

We all know who is the best and yes Sue it most definitely is you. I too love the gold card and the embossing is lovely, indeed I just adore the whole card.

Wilma x x x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
We all know you are the best crafter . This card is stunning love the double embossing you have done to this card please keep it up I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us crafters thank you x Tracy w x

Gail said...

Morning Sue, I would never have thought to double emboss, and I love the effect!
Gail Cx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Loving the embossing must give that a go when Imget home from my holiday.
Great card as always
Have a great day

Patricia. xxx

Marion Bull said...

Love the double embossing - I would never have thought of it! So clever! You never fail to give us something new to try! And the soft god is gorgeous!
Enjoy your weekend.
Marion x

Rachel Taylor said...

I love that embossing folder its one of my favourites ,i must get it ! I've seen you use soft gold on tv its a beautiful colour .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,
You certainly are the best spellbinder card designer, and this card proves it. I love the double embossing technique. A must to try. Enjoy your time with Mum
Hugs
Carol xx

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, fab card, I saw you demo the double embossing on ta tv show earlier this year.
I am intrigued to who sex on legs is. And is he any good....
Enjoy your day Sally x

TDQ Karen said...

What a great technique, the embossing looks fantastic and I love that folder. Very clever card xx

Anonymous said...

I agree with all the earlier comments, your are very much appreciated. This design is stunning, the double embossing is really effective, and this card would be very versatile.
All the best Edwina

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I had forgotten all about the double embossing techinque which you did on TV, thank you for reminding me! I love the card and soft gold card is to die for.
Leonie on C&C siad yesterday that she cannot look at the bird cage 2 in the same way anymore after seeing your rocket! LOL You are in all our thoughts. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow, I'm definitely loving the two embossing folders and the heat embossing, so very effective, love it. I would never have thought to use embossing powder on my stick pins, what a great idea.
You are a genius, Sue, and 'You are the Best'.
Have a great weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - when I saw this on TV a while ago it immediately caught my eye and I decided to have a go - it's really effective and I've used pieces of it it on several male cards. Will be doing this again and trying different folders etc a wonderful technique - thank you
Rgs
Clare W

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue - A very elegant card for any occasion really, I am loving the double embossing and will try it with my gilding wax which I haven't tried yet, thank you for the inspiration!!

Hugs Dawn S. xxx

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue - A very elegant card for any occasion really, I am loving the double embossing and will try it with my gilding wax which I haven't tried yet, thank you for the inspiration!!

Hugs Dawn S. xxx

jacqui said...

Very interesting card Sue, many thanks

carol said...

gorgeous creation.... love it!! x carol

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love, love, love the double embossing will definitely be having a go at that although I doubt it will look anything like as good as yours. Still practice makes perfect & I dare say it will be fun trying. Thank you so much for sharing it really is appreciated.
Beverley W

Michelle said...

Morning Sue, stunning card as usual and the gold shows nicely in the close up photos. I love the idea of using hessian instead of ribbon for male cards.

Hugs Michelle E xx

Annie said...

Sue, you are absolutely the best as well!!
The card is stunning,
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs
Annie

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what an awesome card, and brilliant idea for using the embossing folders. Love it. Bx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Fabulous card, the embossed background is stunning. Must give this one a go, it is so effective.
Enjoy the weekend.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Carole Z said...

Stunning card Sue and at the risk of repeating what has been said before me...you are simply the best! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Carole Z X

kimberley said...

Sorry Sue but the jury is still out on this one-I'm just not sure about the background,take care,x.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue love the double embossing i have these waxes but juzt cant get the to look even. I like this card as it can be used for a mans card. I must say i agree with you Bout the soft gold card is lovely i love using it. Take care Sue xx

Debs Artliff

maxine said...

Stunning card x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. That embossing looks really great so will have to give that a try. The taupe looks white on my screen but still looks good.
Have a good weekend all. x

Hellma said...

Stunning card.

Rosie said...

Another stunner!

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Agreed a great man card , and very much appreciated as im always stuck for ideas ,{ why are they always so difficult ? in more ways than one lol }I think the double embossing is fantastic .

Elaine H X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, really love the effect of the double embossing, I would never have thought to do that! That is why You are the Best! Great card, I really love it. Love Jean xxx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, ah it's so humbling to hear you say that, thank you, ditto! What a stunning card it's beautiful. I'm seeing the colours,just. The double embossing is stunning, I have never tried this but will be giving it a go! Today is my birthday and this card is for me!!! Have a lovely day. Hugs Debbie R xx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

It's still glorious here we are trying to hang on to it for you! :)

I love this card it is gorgeous and elegant. I too love the soft gold card I hardly ever use mirror card now.

I love the double embossing I keep forgetting that we can do this. Next on my list to do again! There are so many techniques that you remind us of but I keep forgetting so do keep reminding us please?

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What a great technique, I will definitely be trying this one. I don't know how you keep coming up with these ideas - you are simply the best (anyone as old as me will remember the Tina Turner song that line was in). Have a really great weekend.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Victoria said...

There's a lot going on here, and you've provided a detailed description - thank you. The background is very effective - great technique. Also great idea to colour the embellishments to match the colour scheme. Lovely card.

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card full of interest! I haven't tried double embossing but must give it a go.

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card full of interest! I haven't tried double embossing but must give it a go.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and the double embossing.
We celebrated my Grandson Jayden's 9th birthday yesterday and today we are celebrating my daughter Jessica's 14th birthday so lot of cake and cards been made, so been kept very busy.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x









beachie said...

Hi Sue
great card today. Wonderful ideas you come up with. Always great to come look at your blog
Audrey x

Celina Dee said...

You always get it right!!! Love black and the embossing folder you used.
Hope you are enjoying the fab weather where you are as it is the longest stretch of heat we've had here in Ireland in 2 years.

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue another stunning card, love the colours and design. X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

WOW I am loving this card what a fab. idea to use two of your lovely embossing folders. Love the soft gold colour and with the black it looks devine.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh my word what a superbly exquisite card!!!! Love what you sid with the double embossing and then split the card into three. The gold and black is just so rich. Love it all to bits. Have i told you what a huge inspriration you are?......many times methinks! Lol!


Love Sheila xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card and I love the double embossing. I must give it a go. Take care.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely use of the gilding wax. Such a stunning card once again.

Love Val in Spain xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue and everyone,

Really lovely card - love it. Have a great week-end in the sun.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Up until now the Sea Garden embossing folder has not taken my attention enough to want it...That has just changed today when i see just how beautiful it is with the gilding wax on top. I agree that i think it would make an excellent mans card, as it is not to feminine even with the black silky bow. It is just amazing how the different techniques can make a card from ordinary to special.
Thank you for your inspiration again,
Take care and love and crafty hugs
Norah

lainey said...

OOO I love this look Sue!! lainey x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Lovely again today, with lovely warm evenings,where you can still have the window open, as the Sun goes down!
I think that is so clever, double embossing the Gold card! I didn't see this being Demo'd Sue!
Love the three background pieces such a nice effect..lovely card today Sue!
LoveMarg

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the effect you have managed on this card. Will certainly be experimenting more with my embossing folders.
Alison B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

You can see the colours so much better in the detailed pics, lovely

Bosquie said...

Super card Sue. Will try the embossing technique on the cameos.It changes the look completely.Still have the sun so will try to keep it here til you return.Safe journey XX

Marion said...

Hi Sue like the embossing but not keen on the colour.
Marion H

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a fantastic card - I love the idea of double embossing the background with different folders. It's in my 'must give it a go' folder. Not too sure re the colour scheme but I think the format should be successful with many other schemes.
We have the sun back this morning so fingers crossed that it will stay all day. Have a busy day today preping for my craft afternoon next Tuesday with my crafty friends and it's my turn for the inspiration!! So so so pleased I have you to help Sue.
Janet x

gwen70 said...

gorgeous card Sue, love the sea garden embossing folder, one I really must get

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant.

Clare x

Carol H said...

Hello Sue, love the card, the double embossing is a lovely idea I must try.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Thank you. This a lovely card. Very striking . X

Jax said...

Hi Sue,Pure genious,what more to say! Jackie. x

Anonymous said...

Wow. Such a wonderful card

Phil D

dutchess said...

Beautiful Sue and what a good idea with the cameo I tried the guilding wax but it was quiet right so that's me playing today!...looks like the good weather is holding out through next week so you may come home to it....love to Mom....Margaret xxxx

hollyberry said...

Wonderful card as usual and definitely useful for those male cards.Not sunny here already raining!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the double embossed panels.
Veronique L

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A gorgeous card, I too love the soft gold card and use it lots. The double embossing is sooo effective, have both folders and will be giving it a try. Ditto you are the best, you certainly enrich our life's and crafting, thank you.
Enjoy time with your Mom. Still sunny here.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry, but this one does not appeal to me, I think the background is a bit too busy. Love the sentiment and the way you have attached to the main die cut. Good job we don't all like the same things.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card, the double embossing is something I haven't but will def have a try as very effective. Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Maryann Laursen said...

WOW this is gorgeous Sue, and that db. embossing seems pretty effective and it looks sooo great. Have to try that sometime too.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue have a great day xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Great card

mol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love the three panels on cards and it works really well here. Would never have thought of using two embossing folders though or embossing stick pins - what a brilliant idea! Thank you for your great ideas. YvonneMayxx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue, YOU ARE THE BEST TOO, what a fabulous card you have made for us today and all the work that has gone into it has paid of its so beautiful, thank you.

I love the double embossing on the background so effective, I will have to try this one! I have the sea garden but not the basket weave so will have to see what other folders I do have .

Beautiful, just beautiful. Thank you again for the inspiration.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card, double embossing looks good, another Sue inspiration to try. Take care, Jess x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue x have a nice day

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the embossing and detail. Emma

Maggie said...

No....you're the best and you know it from all the lovely comments. Forgot completely about double embossing and it's so effective, must give it a go. xx

Joanne2403 said...

Stunning card, very detailed and ornate, love it, great job Sue, TFS :)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner today! Love the double embossing and I've never thought of embossing stick pins - will definitely have to give that a go.

Jean Z said...

Morning Sue, lovely card as usual and you are the best as we all will agree, I look forward to looking at your cards every morning and sometimes making one similar all my love Jean Zelei xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and I agree with everyone about the double embossing. Hurray, we've got the sun back today and not a cloud in the sky. SueL

Roisin said...

Good morning Sue from a sunny Southern Ireland, beautiful card....as always. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your double embossing and the way you have used it in three panels, beautiful card
Best wishes, Pat

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I'm looking forward to a crafting session this afternoon so your beautiful double embossing technique will be the first thing I try! Thank you for today's card - it is stunning!!!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Jackie Calvert said...

Double embossing, I would never have thought of that, it looks fantastic. The colours are lovely too, in fact it's just a lovely card.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, love the double embossing & adore the A4 Basketweave embossing folder. I have to get one. It gives a corrugated cardboard style look, which is so in right now, whilst still being clean & crisp.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Would never have thought of using two embossing folders on one piece of card. What a lovely idea. Love this card Sue, but the taupe looks white on my screen. I love the dies you have used,lovely and sunny today in Witney.

Christine B. said...

Stunning card Sue, really love the double embossing. The folders you have used really work together the gold really shows lovely. I only have two gilding waxes but I love them. Have a good weekend. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue, a truly sensational card - I love EVERYTHING about it. Double embossing was not on my radar until you showed us but I must give this a go............
Beautiful colour combo and design, just exquisite! You've done it again and thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

fame01 said...

Wow love the double embossing sue doesnt that look great i love the card stunning .. hugs sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, What a brilliant background you have created - I LOVE IT!!! Must try this one later.
This card is really gorgeous and could be adapted for Fathers Day or a Golden anniversary.
Thank you Sue YOU ARE THE BEST.
Crafty Hugs, Brenda Lel xxx

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, great card. I will have to have a try at the double embossing. I havn't been able to get a pricking ruler yet but have found my parching grids work really well so have tried it a couple of ties now.
Hope you have a great day

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. The double embossing is really different and I will have to try it.

Sue Gee said...

You're so imaginative! I look forward to visiting this blog every morning! Thank you for wonderful ideas.

Gail said...

Just luv-luv-luv this card - the colours the embossing just everything - luv it xx GailT xx

snowqueen62 said...

Another fab card Sue. Love the colour combination.
Hugs Sue x

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, Although i like this card i would have done the sentiment frame differently. I think i would have liked the "frame" to be solid. I hope this makes sense? The colour's are great though and i do love this double embossing tecnique you've used. And that bow is simply stunning, love it. I hope you are well and i'm so looking forward to seeing you back on C&C. Take care hugs Sonia x

Sandybee said...

I have to agree with all of the other ladies comments, Sue. We think you're the best as well.
Although the colours aren't showing up to well I love the card.

Also have to agree with CraftyAnn and the "Sex On Legs" comment lol
xx Sandra

Anonymous said...

Love the techniques and layout on this card, Sue, must try with what I've got.
Been offline (again, thanks to BT) since Tueday, so am on catch up. Triple pleasure today! Particularly like Wednesday's card.
Glad you had a good birthday.

'P' in Wales

Lindsay Martin said...

you got it right today Sue, as you are the best... lovely card and unusual technique with using two different embossing folders for the background, very effective.

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue,
I must try the double embossing idea. Great to have yet another card which would be suitable for a guy, by just changing the ribbon for hessian,string and maybe the odd button. The sun arrived here this morning so will not be making any cards today though. Enjoy your weekend. Pauline A. xx

iggy said...
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Sue B said...

Beautiful Sue, what a great idea using 2 different embossing folders, I must give it a try. Thank you.

Izzwizz said...

Fabulous card Sue, I love what you have done with the cameo.i have some I've made from paper clay and think I might try this on them. Many thanks for the inspiration, it's another gloriously sunny day here. :-) maddy x

iggy said...

well at 1st glance i thought you had used patterned paper as the background.....something i keep meaning to do especially as i have enough to set up a shop with.so that went through my mind as a USE patterened,.after hubby has now left to do shopping & i can concentrate on the task at hand , ie read the blog....i find its NOT what i thought. lovely lovely card & great idea [ just like i am about to make a cup of coffee & chill out for a wee while that too sounds like a great idea ] many thanks as always x

CraftyJo said...

You do come up with the most interesting ways to use our supplies Sue :) I love that double-embossed idea.

Jill Liddle said...

A very different card today. I agree that it would be perfect for a man card.

Anonymous said...

Good close up pics. Really different card and a nice change.

Susan x

jeffrey bubbles said...

Never thought to double emboss but will be giving it a go now. Thanks as usual Sue for great cards and ideas Kathy xxxx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Another inspirational card. Lovely.
Sonia x

Kate's Cards said...

So are you Sue!

hazel said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card today. Love the double embossing and really love that sea Embossing folder very useful for male cards
Have a great day
Hazel G

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a super card, even better as I already have the dies and the embossing folders. Todays card looks really classy and elegant and I know just who will be receiving mine!
Have a great weekend
Margaret corgi owner

Julie Bee said...

HI Sue

Not your usual card, I do like the double embossing though.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

lynda said...

Hi Sue lovely card and double embossing is fabulous another inspiration also love the colours .Hugs Lynda xx

CaronP28 said...

Hello Sue. Great card and the double embossing is stunning. xx

Laura O said...

double embossing folder is fantastic looking,must try the heat embossing too didnt realise it would work on the gilding wax .Laura O

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely card today !! I think the star of the show is the embossed background !! You are so clever showing us all these new ideas and techniques. The background is fab. I also love the way you have used the radiant rectangles and adorning squares dies to. A great idea also to emboss the stick pins and cameo to match your card. Some really great ideas !! I am battling with which die set to buy- either elegant labels four or radiant rectangles. I think for me personally I really love the versatility of the Radiant rectangles. I may have to get those this month. Sue - you are definitely the best !! Happy crafting love Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card today, you are the best !! Sitting out in the sun but had to look at your post, thankyou. I had not thought to double emboss but will try it tonight when the sun goes down as it is beautiful here on the coast at the moment. Hugs Liz C x

Marianna Hammer said...

What an absolutely beautiful card. I love this one :)

Susan White said...

Lovely card Sue - really interesting technique with the double embossing.

Thanks, Susan

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I LOVE this card. I have every item in my craft stash to do this card, so yet another project on my list. I really like what you have done with the cameo and the bow is stunning as usual. :-)


A very soggy Salisbury this morning with thunder to boot, a little more promising this afternoon.. fingers crossed.

Kind regards

Tina X

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the background idea. I must have a go straight away!! You have ended up with a really lovely card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Helen Barker said...

Definitely has the wow factor.Never tried double embossing this way but will certainly try it now.
Helen Bx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, saw this card at 7 30 but
internet not playing this so couldn't send my comment but better late than never this card is beautiful
and love the way you have embossed
different ways.
Nancyd xx

redfox said...

Well just like everyone else I love this card. I never would have thought of the double embossing idea, which is why you run the blog and I can't wait to read it every day!! And you've used my favourite new dies (radiant rectangles), so one more idea to try. My friend is visiting tomorrow and i'm going to introduce her to your blog! Love Sarah

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. As said before you are the best. Thank you.
I have to say, this colour scheme in no to my liking, love to do double embossing, so another thing on my to do list. Hope you have a great weekend. Hug's 3362 Jan. x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good day Sue I have just caught up on all your beautiful cards this week.
I have been away on a school residential trip and just got back I have never done anything so tiring. I can't believe I missed your birthday Sue I would like to send belated best wishes. It sounds like you had a fantastic time. That's all for now I need to sleep. Love Jackie

Paper Junkie said...

I wasn't too sure about this one - but it's definately growing on me. Love the embossing. X

Andrea said...

I think I may have to try some gilding wax. I'll put it on my list for the summer shows.

Tracie Carmody said...

wow wow wow love this card Sue xx

Cardgenie said...

Love today's card Sue - I will have to try the double embossing! Jean

Sandy H said...

So elegant. Love your double embossing. Perfect excuse for me to practise using my gilding wax.

karenlotty said...

What a lovely way to use embossing folders Something I wud never hav thought of doing I really must branch out & get some perfect medium Definitely need to get some gilding wax I'm a cd crafter normally scaling down my sentiments etc to fit my dies

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
I love your triple panelled, double (triple embossed if you include the embossing powder ) card. The sea garden and basket weave embossing folders are amazing. I can't get enough of the gilding waxes I have nearly all of them now! The bow really brings all the elements of the card together wonderfully. What an amazing card this is, so much to look at yet it has a subtlety to it.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

uneasyjune said...

I don't know how you keep coming up with lovely designs everyday

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous design and gorgeous card- like it lots. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

cats said...

Beautiful card again Sue...thank you!! Oh that bow is gorgeous and I must try the embossing on my cameos.... Christine xx

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, the embossing folder is lovely. Pat x

Janice K said...

A lovely card, the sea garden embossing folder is one of my favourites. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Brilliant card by a brilliant crafter. The dual embossing folder is a fantastic idea and I can't wait to try it. Thanks again Sue for the idea.
Val C xx

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
WOW I love this and the colours, love what you did with the cameo too, hugs, Vick xxx
PS I have to buy that A4 EF when I have some pennies, its stunning
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Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Lovely... I really,think this is amazing. Spending the weekend in Italy...

Jane said...

I to really like the soft gold card, not sure about the double embossing a little to fussy for me. Love the bow and button .

Jane xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love the double embossing your folders are absolutely wonderful will be giving it a try. Great card again thanks Sue!
Hugs
Jean D

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful colour combination and love the embossing! Great bow and cabachon.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

hello sue, wow what a gorgeous card today sue, i love the colours and the way you,ve double emossed it. sending love from christine c xx

Barbara said...

Great technique with the double embossing, looks great!!!

carol e said...

Hi Sue a really beautiful card and could be a male card quite easily. A lot of work in this card on closeup. thank you

Craftychris said...

Wonderful card made by the best! xx

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Love this card!
Such detail in every element, and love the colour combo!
Thanks for sharing
Enjoy the rest of your day
Lara xxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi sue, such a lovely card ... I love the background I will have to give this a go. Thanks for all you inspiration.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card sue. love the huge bow on the front.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue lovely card.the embossing is wonderful.
Take it easy pk

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, like how you changed your embellishment colour to suit, great background too.
Donna Jones

magpie said...

Hello everyone! Awww, "thank you" Sue, that is lovely of you. May I say, the same here to you! Don't know where we'd be without you and your wonderful ideas and ways of showing us how to think outside the box! I love this card with it's chic and rich look. Gorgeous effect from how you have used the two embossing folders. I love to just study your photographs and take everything in.....(I try to keep it there but it's this "age thing" problem!). Luckily I can go back and take another peek! Will have to write it down in my jotter....Love how you've changed the colour of the hat pins and the cameo too. Gorgeous Sue xx Love Karen xx

Lisa Durno said...

This is great, fantastic double embossing and I love the folder . Thanks Sue.
X

Shazza said...

love this card, it is gorgeous x

Diane Mortimer said...

Gold on a card is stunning x
Diane from Glasgow xx