Thursday, 4 July 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi bloggers!  I really simple card for today which showcases the Twisted Metal Tags and Accents set designed by Samantha Walker.  It was originally supposed to be part of my June shows, but then was cut from them.  I had already made this card with them so I thought I would at least give it a showing on the blog.  I used the die to cut an aperture in the centre of my coconut white card.  Once cut, I removed the die cut and used my Interlocking Circles embossing folder to give texture to the remaining background piece.  I added mounting foam to the back of the piece.  I cut another of the Twisted Metal Tags in red card this time.  I stamped a sentiment from the Classic Sentiments set by Creative Expressions and glued the red tag over the sentiment.  I wrapped a red silky crush ribbon around the bottom of the card and taped the ends to the back.  I attached my background piece over the sentiment with the red die cut giving it a recessed look.  I added a thin black mat and then a double white pierced mat.  At all the junctions of the embossed background, I added 3mm white pearls.  I finished the card with a small black and white cameo in the centre of the bow.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x








143 comments:

Pam said...

A lovely clean bright card today, very cheerful

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - a classy creation - like it.
Rgs
Clare W

Heather Rogers said...

Happy 4th July Sue!

Lovely card I love red and white together simple maybe but simply stunning it is!!


Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

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Rachel Taylor said...

A nice clean style this morning ,love it !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Big, bold red and white, stunning!

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Very striking, clean card. The bow adds a lovely finishing touch. X

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue lovely quick card thankyou take care Kitty.

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, simply gorgeous. Kind regards Joanne K x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card clean and bright hope you are having a good time in Scotland thank you Tracy w x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful fresh and bright card today. I love it. Hope you are having fun on your travels. Take care.

Corinne said...

Have been away quite a lot so havnt made many cards latly lost my Mojo this card may just get me back on a roll lovely Hugs Corinne

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fresh and bright.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, clean, simple and beautiful. Just love red and white so so fresh looking. Happy 4th July.
We have sunshine today :)

Love June
xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
You do spoil us with another stunning card, love it!
Enjoy Scotland
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue A simple but elegant card. I hope everything goes well today. take care Love Michelle S xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A lovely cheery card today - love the red and white combo clean and crisp.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

baconbits said...

Sue - HAPPY 4TH JULY.

Amanda x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a pretty card. I love whitd cards with a dash of colour. I love this with red. Take care sue xx

Debs A

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a simple but stunning card. Love Jean xxx

Gail said...

Hi Sue
Less is more, love the clean lines in this card. So bright and fresh.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Like it a lot, Sue, that die is a great shaps. Could be a man card without the pearls and with a macho bow.
Enjoy Preston!

'P' in Wales

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful and pretty card today, love the red and white combo.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, very elegant card today, thank you. Thinking of you and your adventures up north, hope the weathers kind to you. You'll be taking sunshine to your fans ...that's a fact...only sorry I can't be there...that's another fact! Mabex

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, simple it my bee but its simply stunning. Sally x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
First this morning 'A Very Happy 4th July'.
Second hope your journey went well with not too much traffic to cope with.
Now for today's gift - this die is one of the first I bought and and it is now one that I use least but you have reminded me that it is there in the box so out it shall come.
Today's gift definitely fits into the 'less is more' and really makes a statement. I think it would also work in a variet of colours too suiting all genders.
Janet x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I love today's card it is simply gorgeous. I hope your journey is going well. They are so lucky to be seeing you I wish I lived close enough to join in. Love Jackie

Laura O said...

nice card,red and white go so well together.Laura O

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card and any colour you add to white always works well.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

TDQ Karen said...

I really love this simple card, great colour choice xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card love the pure white and pearls then just a hint of red. Really like the way you have recessed the die looks fab.

Have a great day in Preston and a good trip to Scotland hope you get to see some of the beautiful scenery and the weather is kind to you.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, looks so clean and bright.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Happy 4th of July, I love red and white cards nearly as much as teal and white. Todays card is lovely it's so clean and crisp looking. Have a great day
Hugs x
Heather T

Domino said...

Crisp and clean, this is definitely a favourite. Thanks

Anne Crawford said...

It may be simple , but it's very effective! Have a lovely time in Scotland.

maxine h said...

Hi
Today's card is a simple one but none the less very striking. It would work in any colour too but I'm loving the red and white today. Great card!
Hugs
Max xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Don't think I have seen that die before so shame they pulled it from the shows. Stunning in its simplicity. x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours xx hazel

Nanny Jo said...

Simple but classy! I love it! Jo xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, nice clean lines. The colours are super.
Audrey x

Victoria said...

A very striking card today. Lovely colour. I also like the recessed idea, always looks good.

Hellma said...

Gorgeous card love the red and white.

PharmacyMichele said...

Very classy card, quite simple but stunning. See you in Preston later today.

Michele.

Marion Bull said...

Classic, absolutely lovely!

Marion x

sarah hyett said...

A lovely bright clean card, love the colours and the dies you used. X

karenlotty said...

Stunning So effective Lovely die will hav to look out for that one

kimberley said...

As the saying goes-less is more and that is certainly true in this case.Sharp,fresh clean and simple-lovely,take care,x.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Another stunning card today, loving the red & white. I LOVE these dies, are they available yet?

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunner xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, An amazing card so clean and simple but so effective and classy.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Very clean and simple card. It is quite sophisticated and definitely a case of less is more. Really like it. I also think that the colour combination is very classic.

Hilary said...

Morning Sue.It may be a simple card, but oh so stunning as always!
Enjoy your time in Preston today.
Thank you for my wonderful comment prize. Happy 4th July.
Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

snowqueen62 said...

Simply beautiful card today. Clean quick and easy to achieve. Love it!
Hugs Sue x

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue
I'm so glad you added this card as this die set arrived yesterday. Red and white is really striking but you could use so many colour combinations with this. Will see you later.
Love
Jo x

Eemeli said...

The red is looking fabulous! Love it! The card is very elegant and classy.

Hugs,
Eemeli

hollyberry said...

What a lovely and yes simple card but it is so striking.

Debby Berry said...

Happy 4th of July Siue,
I think z touch of blue and this would have been perfect lol.. The tag is lovely. Clever card.

Anonymous said...

This is a very striking card Sue - I have this die and have only used it once or twice but love the way you have used it here so I will be copying your idea. Many thanks for your wonderful ideas and inspiration. YvonneMayxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue X

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the simple clean look of this card.
Alison B. x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Happy 4th July.
Very understated card except for the big bow (you know I'm not a fan)love the white with a splash of red.
Have a good day in Preston.
Lydia
X

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the simplicity of this card almost regal!
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely simple and effective design.
Veronique L

Sonia Jones said...

Love this card its so fresh looking. Plain and simple to make too. Love it. Hugs Sonia x

Lindsay Martin said...

Very nice card today Sue, crisp and clean, and another red and white one... the red makes the twisted metal tag pop out really well even though it is below the embossed background... hope the journey is a good one xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, really clean and simple, love it

hotpotato said...

Hope you're enjoying your demoing Sue.

nannapat said...

Happy 4th July Sue! A lovely C&S design today which looks very pretty. Pat x

Jackie Durrant said...

hi Sue, a nice clean and simple but effective card. Love from Jackie D

nattyboots said...

A nice clean cut card today, i like it

Elaine H X

Pauline A said...

Happy 4th July Sue. Hope you are having a good time in Scotland. I love the simplicity of this card and the red and white colours. Have fun! Pauline A x

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, "Simply the Best" Love it.
Happy 4th July.

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful, always love red ans white.hugs hope enjoy Scotland weather a bit mixed today.
Hugs CraftyJacq

Xx

Kate's Cards said...

First classy!!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, happy 4th July! Lovely card very clean and crisp, love the red and white together, have a great day, take care, Jess xx

Carol H said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Simple but beautiful.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy 4th July, very clean and simple card really lovely
Best wishes, Pat

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. This may be simple, but it is lovely, The colours make a statement, but I think it would look just as good in other combinations.
Love Jackie C XXX

Lacelady said...

I think red and white is my second fav. colour scheme, this card is so pretty. Love the cameo, and especially love that Font!

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Great simple striking card and very beautiful.Happy 4th of July .. hope you are having a happy and safe journey .hugs sarah xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A really simple but beautiful card today and would suit any colour combo. Hope you enjoy your day in Preston, they're a freindly bunch up there.

Love Sheila xx

Janice Wallace said...

Love the strong colours you are using.
Happy 4th of July.
Janice W

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, simple but very pretty so clean looking love Jean Zelei xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue,a gorgeous card. I love Samantha Walker's designs I have from the Silhouette store for my Cameo.

Sandybee said...

A great card Sue, would look for Christmas as well

xx Sandra

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a stunning card absolutely love it, just love the striking colours and the cleanness of it all. Thanks for sharing once again.
Beverley W

mazzer said...

Morning Sue. I really like this one. My favorite colors these are.

Hugs
Marilyn
xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a very simple, classy card this morning Sue. Another one that I am going to try out. lol Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

HAPPY 4TH JULY, I hope that you have wonderful celebrations

Jax said...

Hi SUE.hAPPY 4TH jULY! Simply stunning! Jackie. X

Sue C said...

Beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, A very fresh and bright card - it is gorgeous, the small pearls give it a classy look.
Hope you have had a good journey up to Preston and you enjoy your time there. Love Brenda Lel xxx

Janice said...

A stunning card Sue. Janice xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

A very simple, elegant card. I echo all the other sentiments...Happy 4th July.:-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Independent's Day Beautiful card and so adaptable to any occasion.
Thank you very much for all the lovely cards you take time to show us - they are so much appreciated.
Please call into our beautiful city of Durham if you get the chance
- you will be made very welcome.
Love from Marie XX

Patricia said...

Happy 4th of July Sue,
A simple but very stunning card, and that bow in the red is so striking, I love it.
Have a great few days if demoing
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Joanne2403 said...

This maybe a simple card but its still very elegant and draws the eye, tfs :)

Rose in Chester said...

Happy Independence Day Sue,
This is one of my favourite colour combos - red and white - what's there not too like.
A simple but stunning card, the bow is the STAR.
Have a great day
Hugs, Rose

Gail said...

Fab card and I really like this die set - hope you are having a good trip xx GailT xx

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue happy 4th of July x. The card is a really quick and simple one to do but looks so effective,I love the red and white but it could be done in any combo. Have a great time in Preston,lucky them,and hope you have a safe journey up to bonnie Scotland!! Love Lesley x

Fran Baldwin said...

Simple but stunning as usual

yorkielass said...

Happy 4th July Sue, hope you had a good journey to Preston and that you are enjoying the day. This card is so classy, love the clean fresh colour combo. Will be on the lookout for that die set. The pearls add opulence.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut gorgeous card again today Sue. Hope you had a nice and safe trip there and is having a great time at the demo too. Happy 4th July to you being an American, so I guess you normally celebrate this too. Hopefully it´ll be a great day for you.

Helen Barker said...

Very clean and crisp looking.
Helen Bx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Simple but eyecatching.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Amelia Clark said...

Wow it's really nice...Excellent work you did. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Keep sharing more.
Spellbinders

TOB said...

simply beautiful. hugs xxx

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. A very stunning card, so elegant and yet simple too. Xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Happy 4th of July hope you are enjoying your day at Preston. I would have loved to have come but it is just a little too far, sorry.
What a lovely card today so crisp and clean looking and without the bow would even do for a man!
Have a safe journey up the M6 and M74, take care.
Margaret corgi owner

Meg said...

All things bright and beautiful Sue.

Margaret O
xxx

greendragon said...

Wow! Love that aperture.

Elaine said...

Wow sue this is lovely x

jeffrey bubbles said...

What a simple but stunning card. I had some of those cameo's never thought to use them on bows and made broaches from them, will get some more lol xxxxxKathy

Jill Liddle said...

"Elegant Simplicity" that's the way I would describe this card. The camoe is absolutely beautiful.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Simple but stunning, really elegant, I love it.
Love Jan x x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Really beautiful I love the recessed look. A simple looking card but so stunning!! Love Sam xxx

Maggie said...

Hello just seen this card. And WOW I love it. The cameo on the bow just finishes it off. Hope weather in Scotland is being kind. xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everyone! Lovely, lovely card Sue. So simple but effective, especially with the bit of black that breaks up the red and white. I love that silky ribbon and the cameo is a "yes please, I'd love some of those!" Hope you're having a wonderful time and raising lots of money! xx Love Karen xx

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Just a super, stunning card.

Have a great day. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue another WOW card,I love the red and white,and the bow is fantastic.
Smiles
Ita

lynda said...

Hi Sue a Wow for this card I love the red and white colour combo such a fresh look and that silky red ribbon is lovely
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A nice, simple card and love red and white. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, bright cheery simple and sophisticated. Another Wilson triumph!!
Love it
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Anonymous said...

simply beautiful

mol x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I love the simplicity of this card and the colour used
You continue to inspire me and I love your work
Can I wish you and yours a Happy 4th of July
Celebrate in style
Theresa x

Annie said...

A very striking card, clear and uncomplicated lines. I like it very much! Hope the show day went well, it's a bit damp up there! You'll come back to klovely sunshine!
Hugs Annie

Jane said...

Love today's card amazing love red.

Jane xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. Happy 4th of July.

Clare x

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today very clean and simple.
Happy 4th July. Its my Daughter's Birthday today.
Love Marion x

Karen said...

It may be a simple card but it still has the WOW factor

Luv
Karen xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, it may be a simple to make card but it is a striking card especially in red and White, I think it will suit lots of occasions in a variety of different colours. Lovely!!
Happy 4th July to you and your family.
Hugs
Jean D

Janice K said...

A gorgeous card, love the twisted metal tag and the cameo is beautiful.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Gorgeous card again with the stricking Red and White. Happy 4th July to you and yours and I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Inspirations at Preston.
ValCxx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
I really love the simplicity of today's card. I have the dies you mentioned, so might just give this a try. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Crafty Nanna said...

Hi Sue. it may be simple but it is extremely beautiful, the red just gives it that lift, very elegant I think.

Paper Junkie said...

Although I am not usually a big fan of bright red, I do love this card! X

Izzwizz said...

Lovely card Sue. Maddy x

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card today

Samdy H said...

Very striking card.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the pop of red on this pretty card.
Donna Jones

Vie Carter said...

Love this bold design

Vie
x

Susan White said...

Simply lovely! Thanks, Susan

Diane Mortimer said...

Fabulous!
Diane from Glasgow

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I'm late to comment as have been away...This is a nice fresh card and the red and white is nice and bright...the same layout with a different color with the white could be used for many occasions...nice job!

Hope you had a good time in Scotland!

Take care now. Deborah.H :0 :)