Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Best Friends Forever

 Hello my crafty friends!  I am setting off again across the pond this morning.  I'm stopping in Florida for a few days to see my Mom, then off to Las Vegas for the CHA trade show later in the week.  I have a Heartfelt Creations show to do from CHA on the 23rd which is now scheduled for 11am Vegas time which is 7pm UK time.  I will remind you closer to the date.  For today's card, I am showing another of the cards that I demoed while in Scotland.  This one showcases the wax paper embossing folder technique.  While there is a full step by step tutorial on this technique at the top of my blog, I will just walk you through the quick version here.  I embossed a piece of wax paper with my Tapestry embossing folder.  Using a hot (non steam) iron, place the wax paper between two pieces of gloss card (gloss side inward touching the wax paper) and iron it.  The pattern will transfer from the wax paper on to the gloss card and create a resist.  I inked this piece with Eggplant Adirondack ink, then used a tissue to remove the excess ink, leaving this interesting background for my card.  I cut the Elegant Labels 4 die using the inside die to create a frame out of white card.  I then cut a larger piece of eggplant (aubergine) coloured card to use as a mat for it.  I glued the white piece to my card and then lined up the centre die to cut the opening exactly in line with the frame.  Next I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Gold Labels 4 smallest die.  I cut a larger one as a mat for it and inked it with Dusty Concord before removing it from the die.  I cut the Twisted Metal Tag die and glued it over the top and attached the tips to my frame.  I added some flatback pearls as accents.  To complete the card, I used my technique called "Paved Pearls" around the edge.  This technique uses the Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue to make random sized drops all along a 1/2" wide border.  I used the Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue for this border.  I just love the interesting effect it gives to a card edge!  The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.








143 comments:

Pam said...

Great card for males, love the paved technique. Have a very good trip

TDQ Karen said...

Love the twisted metal die and the waxed paper technique. Great looking card. Have a safe journey xx

Annie said...

Morning Sue. Oh the patience you have with the glue dots! The effect is worth it though! A great card - the wrought iron die is scrolls and very attractive. Mmmm... Maybe onto my wish list! Safe travels and fun at the show, would love to go to a CHA show, maybe also on to my wish list!! Who knows?! Hugs Annie

Annie said...

Read "scrolly" for scrolls above- serve me right for making up words LOLAnnie x

debs.artliff@virgin.net said...

Morning sue what a lovely card i do lime this tehnique that you use on the background have a good trip give your mum my love. Take care xx

Debs A

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue love the technique with the wax paper have a good time and safe journey take care Kitty.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another lovely card, great technique for the background.
Have a safe trip, say 'Hi' to your Mom, looking forward to what you will be showing from CHA, have a great time.
Michelle(happy2craft)

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the wax technique will have to try this one out have a safe trip to see your mum and have a good time at the CHA playing with all the new dies etc thank you Tracy w c

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card I love the wax paper technique. Have a great time with you Mom and at the CHA.
Hugs x
Heather T

snowqueen62 said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card would suit for a male card. Like the background technique another 'must try'. Safe journey across the pond and hope you have a great show.
Hugs Sue x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, must try that embossed wax paper. Have a safe trip, looking forward to seeing what is coming from CHA. Bx

Maryann Laursen said...

Really gorgeous card here again today Sue. Perfect for a male I think, and great colors. And what a fun technique, fun I haven´t notised this earlier, as I have been surfing through these many times, but admit, I never put much notice to this one, but now I´m definitely going to give it a try.
Have a wonderful trip to the US, boy I wish I could hide in your suitcase and go there with you he he he. But I hope, you´ll have a blast of a time while there hun.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - nice card - must have a go at that background technique. Looking forward to your CHA show - so pleased you are demoing there - would love to go - sounds like crafty heaven!
Rgs
Clare W

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Your imagination never ceases to amaze me. Another stunninng card. Enjoy yout trip.
Love Val x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, great card love these dies and I can't stop using them at the moment. Have a good trip.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous everything about it is amazing. I hope you have a safe journey. Enjoy your visit with your mum. Love Jackie

Rachel Taylor said...

This card would be brill for men ! I like it . Have a safe trip .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

carol e said...

Hi Sue lovely card , I must have another try at this technique not too sure it was right when I tried it before

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, the background is great. I must give it a go. I love the eggplant(aubergine) card. Have a great trip, enjoy the time with your Mom, and the CHA! Take care.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card I do love those rectangle dies, I can see another shuffle about with my wish list.
Have a great time with your Mom and will be watching your show next week, have a wonderful time.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card and the background looks fab.
Have a safe flight and look forward to seeing your show from Vegas. x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and love the embossing technique. Have a lovely time with your mum and a safe journey.

Love June
xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty,will have to try this technique as the effects is lovely. Have a safe journey and enjoy being with your Mom and am sending her our love along with you.
Love Jan x x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, great card, love the wax paper technique. Will have to try it. Have a safe trip, enjoy your time with your mum. Sally x

Marion Bull said...

What a lovely card, soft and gentle colouring. Have a good trip and look forward to hearing all about it! x
Marion xx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Like the card, will give it a go at some stage. Safe flight, I'm off to Italy today, not sure I will have wifi over there so iI might be missing for a week.
Enjoy the CHA.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

love this card, Mabex

Victoria said...

I'm running out of superlatives to describe your cards Sue! This one again today is simply stunning. Have a good trip. Looking forward to the show from CHA.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card and technique .

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Another beautiful card..love everything about it

Have a safe trip

Sue xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Another brilliant card, I must try this technique. Have a safe journey, and enjoy Change. Please give your Mum my love.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love this wax paper embossing technique, I am definitely going to give this a try, it looks so interesting.
Have a great trip to USA and also to see your Mom.
Looking forward to your show on 23rd.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Cassieajh said...

Sue, Just how many more ideas can you come up with, you are so talented this card is beautiful. Hope you find your Mom well. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a great technique using wax paper to create a resist. Must try it.
Veronique L

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue another stunning card. Have a lovely trip. Sarah h x

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue, hope you have a good trip and bring us lots of exciting new things to the UK.

Hilary said...

Morning Sue. Another beautiful card today.Have a safe journey and enjoy life!!! Love and hugs, and love to your Mom too. Hilary xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Another wonderful card, lovely design and fabulous dies, Kate xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue. Lovely effect today, The waxed paper resist is easy to do, and looks great, so why do I keep forgetting it! Safe journey home, crafty hugs to your Mum, and good luck for the show.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue - this is such an elegant card today and I love your wax paper technique. Just stunning. Have a good trip and enjoy your time with your mum - look forward to seeing your show on 23rd. YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card, love the colours and must give the background technique a go. Have a good trip.
Beverley W

karenlotty said...

Have tried this technique but didn't get as good a result as yours Will try again Perhaps it's coz I used distress ink Love the paved pearl So easy to do with fab results Even did a paved pearl heart on a wedding card recently Looked brill (well I thought so)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card. Have a safe journey, keep cool x

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card and technique Sue. Have a great time across the pond wish I was with you He.xx

Bosquie said...

Another stunner Sue. Colours and textures are fantastic. Safe journey xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card as usual! Have a safe journey and enjoy Las Vegas! Love Jean xxx

Marion said...

Love this Sue no big bow yeh.
Marion H

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card and such a gorgeous dies.
Gr Elly

Cardgenie said...

Sue, this card is absolutely wonderful. I will have to steal your paved pearls idea, it is a stuniming addition to the card! Have a safe trip and hope CHA is both succesful and fun. Take care. Jean

Ann said...



Hi Sue Gorgeous card love the resist background and pretty dies used.

Safe journey to Florida say Hi to your Dear Mom and enjoy your trip to Las Vegas and the CHA show.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

nannapat said...

Thanks for the reminder about the waxed paper technique Sue. We learn these different things and then forget to use them! A beautiful card today that could be used for so many occasions. Pat x

Clare said...

Lovely card. Hope you have a safe flight and enjoy seeing your Mum and CHA.

Clare x

Nanny Jo said...

Hi Sue....I've heard you mention the wax paper technique, but not seen it before. It's lovely!! Definitely must try it! Have a safe trip....I hope it's not too long before you are back on our screens again! xx Jo

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Have a safe journey, enjoy the time with your Mom.
Love the wax paper technique, must get some glossy card to try.
Will be tuning in for the CHA show.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love this morning card.

Look forward to your next show. Xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a really nice card that you can give to either male or a female that is not too fussed on ribbons, bows or sparkles, the things we always think are a necessary part of a beautiful card. It still has the interest with the random pearl layer and i am going to try the embossed waxed paper idea.
Hope you have a safe flight back across the pond and enjoy your mum for the time your are able to spend with her. Please bring us back goodies for future shows, although i know you won't let us down,
take care
Love and crafty hugs to you and mum
Norah

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Super card, I always admire your glue dots they are not easy at all. Enjoy your trip
Audrey x

hotpotato said...

Enjoy your trip, say Hi to your mom from us on your blog.

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue. love the twisted metal die, not seen that one before. Have a good flight

nattyboots said...

Lovely card Sue
You have a very active life its a good job you have so much energy ,do you ever sleep ?

Enjoy CHA
Elaine H X

Christine B. said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the technique you have used for the background. Have a safe journey and enjoy your time with your Mum. Enjoy the show and looking forward to it. Take care. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Mary at Doghouse said...

Good morning Sue

Yet again another stunning card.
Have a good trip and safe journey it will be lovely to spend some time with your mom before the CHA show

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Firstly hope you have a good journey with no delays. Bet you are looking forward to seeing mum.
Beautiful card, loving the waxed paper technique, must give it a go.
Take care.
Lydia
X

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card great for anyone any occasion.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the wax paper technique is amazing. Have a great time at the show in the US, and enjoy your visit to your mom. Take care Jess xx

jessie said...

HI SUE
FANTASTIC CARD AGAIN. LOVE THE WAXED
PAPER TECHNIQUE. HAVE A GOOD TRIP.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card - love it. Safe journey.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card - love it. Safe journey.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Sandybee said...

Another great card. Have a safe journey and a lovely time with your Mum and at CHA

xx Sandra

Lindsay Martin said...

Love the waxed paper technique, another one for me to try, the twisted metal die always makes a good focal point, have a save journey, and a lovely time with your mum, we need lots of hints from the CHA show though...!!

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today. The waxed paper technique looks good fun, Will have to play with that one.

Like everyone else I wish you a safe journey, and lots of fun at the CHA. I hope you bring lots of new techniques and dies back home for us to buy.

Say hi to your mum, I bet she is looking forward to seeing you again. Enjoy. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Janice Wallace said...

Another idea to try! I will need to stop working soon so I have enough time to play.
Enjoy your trip to USA. Rest a couple of days with your Mum, since I am sure you will be working hard later.
Janice W

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue ,Love the card and the technique with the wax paper, Have a safe journey and a fun time at the CHA show and give my best wishes to your Mom love Jean Z xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue
safe journey. X

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, great card as always. I hope you have safe travel on your journey,
hugs Lynn

Ali B said...

HI Sue,
Love the card it looks very intricate. Have a great trip. Can't wait to see what you show us from CHA!!!
Alison B. x

Lacelady said...

Super card, Sue, I love it when you use dies I already have! I've not tried the wax resist technique, so that one will have to go on my list.

Have a safe journey, I expect you get 'frequent flier miles' these days. I am dead envious you are going to the show, I'd absolutely love to go there.

Mac Mable said...

What a clever idea this is with the wax paper..another idea for me to try! Such a pretty card, thanks for sharing x Beverley

weefortune said...

GM Sue

Love this card. Sfae Travels

Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Another beauty

Mol x

Izzwizz said...

Love this Sue! I bought some of that cosmic shimmer glue on your recommendation and have to say it is so much better than liquid pearls. Love it so thank you for that! Have a great flight. You timed the weather well for your time here. Maddy x

cats said...

Gorgeous card Sue.I loved the wax paper idea when you did the demo on c&c.Have a safe trip and enjoy your time in America.Love to your Mum...... Christine xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful card, my favourite colour for my birthday.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
hope you are well and your mom to,have a safe journey.The card reminds me of some pottery i have seen its so stunning sue. hugs sarah xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A wonderful card today !! I love how you have used different die sets and matched them all together. I love your colour combo to. Your wax paper technique looks great !! I think this would make a lovely mans card. Have a good trip Sue. Stay safe and I hope you have a great time with your Mum. Enjoy the CHA show. I wish I was going with you !! Lots of love Tres x x x

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today. Hugs Sonia x

Helen Barker said...

Stunning card,really must try these techniques.Enjoy your trip would love to go to a CHA.
Helen Bx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love todays card. I have tried the wax paper technique and love the results. Will have to try the paved technique as I can't get them to look the same size! Have a safe trip. x

Joanne2403 said...

What an elegant card, really striking and what a great technique, tfs.
Have a safe journey and I can't wait to see what new goodies are available at the CHA Show!!

Anonymous said...

Great backgound with the waxed paper technique, and a lovely dusky blue card.
Safe journey, Sue, love to your Mom. Guess you'll be back with the Breakfast Club for a few days?!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card showing another technique to go on my list to try.

Howdy said...

You are definitely on a roll this week, Sue. The cards have been stunning.

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card sue

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card sue

CraftyJo said...

You wear-me-out just reading about all your travelling! ;) Great card, I do like your choice of colours. Have a safe (and enjoyable) trip.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another beautiful card Sue love the colour.

Enjoy your visit with your Mom and at CHA (wish I could be feather in your craft bag and float around the show.....LOL) with my luck someone would lift me and put me in a bin...

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a super card, love the die cuts just great.
Do have a good trip and a safe journey.
Margaret corgi owner

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card. TFS. Enjoy your trip and give our love to your dear mum.
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely beautiful card, love everything about it.
I won't be about to give comments for a while as my laptop is 'sick' and is going to hospital for a while. Hope to be back soon. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
Krafty Keepsakes

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue

Loving today's card - I keep promising myself to get the twisted metal dies but some new die always seems to grab my attention!

Do hope you have a safe journey and looking forward to your CHA show on the 23rd. Have a great day
Margaret A

Carol said...

Love the waxed paper technique so clever. makes the card a one off too.
Have a safe journey can't wait for the CHA show
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card and tecniquiqe.

Best wishes to all in Florida, have a great time, i am sure you will.

See you when you get back.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card again Sue, this technique looks so lovely.

Have a safe and lovely trip, say Hi to your mom from us all.

Will look forward to seeing the CHA show on 23rd.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Afternoon

Sorry for my tardiness it is not lack of interest but didn't sleep last night or the night before 27 degrees in the house at night and then dropped children at school and promptly fell asleep!! I am not complaining though just explaining my lateness :)

Now your card has reminded me of this technique but at the time could not find white shiny card need to search again!

It is lovely I love the colours and as others have said would make a nice male card that is not dark colours! Thank you again good luck with your shows at CHA. I can't wait. My grandchildren break up on the 23rd so a nice end to the term for me.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, must give this embossing technique a go, the results are stunning, love the colours and have the Twisted Metal dies at the top of mt wish list.
Have a safe journey and pass love and hugs to your Mum.
Have fun at the CHA, will be watching the show.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your background with the wax paper technique, will have to try that. Have a good trip back to America , will look forward to the show at CHA
Best wishes, Pat

TOB said...

I love the wax technique, safe journey. hugs x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Very beautiful card and colours.
I don't own the twisted die one for my never ending wish list
Have a lovely time with your Mum and i look forward to your Heartfelt creations show which i have marked on my calender
Take care
Hazel G X

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue
This card is right up my street, so glad I bought this die. That's a couple of cards you have featured recently so I have some ideas to play with. Thanks for the inspiration, have a great time in the US
Lots of love
Jo x

Maggie said...

Such a pretty card and very useful for male and female friends. Have a great time with your Mum and very envious of your trip to CHA. One day maybe when the lottery numbers come up! Best wishes for a safe trip. xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
don't you ever get jet lag??
Hope you enjoy your time with your Mum.
Interesting technique with the wax paper...just think the card is missing one of your bows.

Enjoy CHA.

Margaret O
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi again, Sue, I'm having addled moments with all this heat and not signing.
Don't want you to think I've not commented (10.56 actually!!) But would you miss me anyway?! LOL

'P' in Wales

lynda said...

Hi Sue beautiful card again love the background technique i did give that one ago such a nice affect. Love the colours would do for a man or put one of your lovely bows on for the ladies .
Have a good trip to see your mom & enjoy the CHA shows
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, really love the card today, beautiful colours. Hope you have a blast at the CHA, can't wait to see what goodies you discover for us!!! Love Sam xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, What a variety of cards you have shown in the few days I have been away at the Doncaster show. Love the background you have made for this card. I suspect you have just had time to unpack and pack with your recent schedule but safe journey, love to your mum and enjoy the CHA. I know we are all looking forward to seeing you there. Love from Jackie D

Jane said...

Very clever technique, Nice card.

Jane xx

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Really like the waxed paper technique and the colours you have used. Have fun at the CHA. xx

Shazza said...

such a busy lady, gorgeous card, enjoy your trip x

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Love the wax paper technique - must give it a try. I have used the paved pearl technique and was pleased with my effort - Am working towards Butterfly Trails you did for the last Project Book - I thought that was stunning.
Todays card is really lovely, one I would be very happy to receive and treasure.
Have a safe journey, enjoy the time you have with your Mom, give her a big hug, tell her we love to hear how she is getting on.
Love Brenda Lel xxx











Patricia said...

Hi Sue,
Have a safe journey, enjoy your time with your Mom sending her our good wishes.
Another stunning card, love everything about this the whole thing is gorgeous.
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Laura O said...

nice card ,do love the dies used in this card.Laura O

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Have a good journey and enjoy your time with your Mom.

Just love this card. You are so clever. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Joan Donaldson said...

A lovely card Sue, love the background. Wish you a safe trip and a great time with your Mom.

Carole Z said...

Beautiful! Love this card Sue, another stunner! Carole Z X

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love this waxed paper technique. love the dies that you used as well. Hope you have a good trip and say hullo to your mum from me. Can we watch the CHA programme in the UK?. As we seem to have to wait a long time for you to come back onto our screens.

Gail said...

Stunning- stunning- stunning xx luv it xx have a safe trip and enjoy LV xx GailT xx

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Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A very elegant card and love the colour choice. Hugs, Carol s.xx

kimberley said...

Love the card,have a great trip,take care,x.

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love your technique with the wax paper will have a try.
Safe journey across the pond.
Love Marion x

Susan White said...

Love that background technique - and the blue and white was so appropriate for demo in Scotland!

Enjoy your trip!! Susan

Suebak said...

Simply regal!

Susan x

nikkib said...

Wishing you a safe flight and enjoy CHA..... gorgeous card today, the wax paper emb technique is a great one.... looking forward to hearing you stories across the pond..... x

Joanne K said...

Evening Sue, great card today. Have a safe journey and a wonderful trip. Shall look forward to hearing about it when you are home. Kind regards Joanne K x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Love the card again, I have used the wax paper technique and love it. Have a safe trip to states and give our love to your mom.
ValCxx

foxyg said...

Great technique, and lovely card.

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card today, interesting technics. I love it.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful - again! But I shall CHEAT and use a backing paper instead. When I have the time, I shall try this here wax paper technique.

Have a great time in the US, and don't forget to let us know about the CHA show........
Hugs, Rose

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, another super sue Wilson design have to try the wax technique! Have a safe trip and enjoy your time with your mom and at the show.
Hugs
Jean D

Sandy H said...

Great card. I love the wax paper technique.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE COLOUR OF THIS CARD. FRESH AND CLEAN LOOKING.
HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH YOUR MUM AND THE CHA SHOW AND IF YOU WANT ANYONE TO CARRY YOUR BAGS I AM AVAILABLE LOL
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Diane Mortimer said...

This card has so many beautiful elements and they work so well to envelop a beautiful card.

Diane from Glasgow xx