Thursday, 25 July 2013

Hello Friend

 Good morning everyone!  A pretty girlie card today which uses the Secret Garden background stamp (I did tell you to expect to see a lot of this stamp, didn't I!)  I began by stamping a piece of white card using a clear perfect medium pad and the same stamp as in my focal element.  I heat embossed it in white embossing powder for a tone on tone look.  Next, I selected a piece of teal card and our flake and glitter glue.  I used a piece of cut 'n dry foam to dab the flake and glitter glue all over my Secret Garden stamp.  Once coated, I stamped it quickly on to my teal card and set it aside.  I cleaned my stamp well by running it under the tap to rinse off the glue (this is a must!)  Once the glue stamped image had become tacky (a few minutes minimum) I sprinkled the Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles over it for a bit of bling.  I matted it onto a piece of white card and wrapped some white seam binding around it and taped the ends to the back of the card.  I added some foam mounting on the back and adhered it in the centre of my white stamped background piece.  Next I used several of the Tim Holtz markers(Forest Moss, Broken China, Dusty Concord) direct to the rubber stamp flower from the Floral Thank you set by JustRite stamps.  Once covered, I lightly spritzed it with water and stamped it on white card.  I cut it out with the Just Rite Vintage Labels Three die and stamped the sentiment in Black Archival Ink over the top of the flower.  I cut a Fleur de Lis Square to seat it upon so the decorative edges were peeking out from underneath.  I added a messy bow with a teal Dazzler to the centre of it.  A final double pierced mat to complete the card.  Sweet and simple.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now,
 Sue x







146 comments:

Pam said...

Pretty fresh and girlie, love the teal.

TDQ Karen said...

Love the colours, so pretty together all my friends would love it

Jan.moogie said...

Teal, dont you just love that colour? Lovely card Sue.x

Debs A said...

Morning sue what a lovely girlie card i love it as its used teal card which i adore. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning card,beautiful stamp and gorgeous colour!

Rosie said...

Lovely card and colours.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I love this card the colors are fantastic...xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, Love the whole thing.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a refreshing card and love the colour combo. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card today, loving the teal card with the perfect medium stamping with sprinkles atop. I would love to see this 'in person' as I feel the background loses something in the piccie. Gorgeous distress marker stamping, really beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Yay! My favourite colour today, I love everything about today's card it's so pretty.
Hugs x
Heather T

Cee Bee said...

Love the colour of this card, there is something about the teal card that makes a wow. I made a teal and custard card the other day that was kinda cute together too.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
a lovely simple card thank you take care Kitty

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Just love teal, what a smashing card - I to love the Secret Garden stamp.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great crd Sue ,love the teal.

Eemeli said...

Beautiful image and I love the color scheme.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Heather Rogers said...

Different again fro you Sue but lovely just the same it sadly does not show the die on my computer very well but I will have a go but C & C sold out of this and the snow etc to order snow on its own costs for p+p is more than the snow itself so I will wait until I can get more at the same time.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

http://heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk



Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Not a gift of a card today but a gift of 'a work of art'.
The colour scheme is so beautiful -but of course it's teal/white so how could it fail - but the stamp is wonderful and definitely a must buy for me.
I actually got down and started my C.cards yesterday but still not on track so have to speed up a little. Looks as if it's going to be another hot hot day so crafting here I come.
Janet x

happy2craft said...

Good morning Sue,
A pretty card this morning, teal and white is lovely. Have a lovely day. Michelle(happy2craft)

hazel young said...

Stunning card and stamp Sue love it xx hazel

Laura O said...

this card is so pretty .love the white embossed background and the simplicity of the topper stamp.Laura O

Rachel Taylor said...

I do love that teal card . Very very pretty Sue
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Liz said...

Stunning card love the teal colour

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty and girlie and I love the colours.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jax said...

Hi Sue,Love the colour.I must get that stamp & try your `fire & ice`,happy days! Jackie. x

nattyboots said...

Love it , so sweet and simple as you say ,but soooooooooooo pretty

Elaine H X

Victoria said...

I do like this stamp, and I think that the colours are so pretty. Great effect with the markers, looks almost real.

Anonymous said...

FAB-U-LOUS!! Mabex

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A pretty, fresh and bright card today. Love it. Take care

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous design, I love the colours and I'm so glad I got the Secret Garden stamp! Hope you're enjoying your time in the States. Love, Judy M

karenlotty said...

Pretty card There's so much "stuff" on my need list! Love it

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely card and the teal is always a winner. Shame I can't really make out the stamped background as Im sure it is fabulous. x

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue a lovely stunning card and very girlie too! Love the secret garden stamp and the flower stamp and I am glad I have brought both! Just need sometime free time to start playing with them.
sarah h

Christine Harrop said...

Great card, great colour. Christine x

Annie said...

Fresh and very pretty. Love it!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
REALLY NICE TO SEE SOME PRINTED FLOWERS
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE XXXHUG

ellyscard creatief said...

Great card and great colors.
Gr Elly

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Sue, this is my kind of card as I'm really a stamper. Gorgeous stamped image and fabulous colours. Love your techniques, Kate x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love Teal and the Flower is pretty!
That square is so useful for a topper
to stamp on!
LoveMarg

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card that has a simple but elegant look about it. Xx

Jane said...

I to love the Secret Garden stamp, its so beautiful.

Jane xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful stamp and love the card. Love the teal colour too. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning girlie card so delicate.
Hugs
Carol x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Just lovely great stamped flower, the background does not show too well on my screen so I'll have to imagine the secret garden image.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what is it about teal? it's just soooo lovely - haven't tried stamping with distress markers and spritzing - must try this as it looks so effective.
Rgs
Clare W

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card today. The background cards are very pretty, such a lovely effect. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card teal
and white very fresh looking I didn't
see your secret garden stamp on large
pic. till I scrolled down really
a secret and a lovely one.
Nancyd xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card today and my favourite colours. Lots of great techniques. Kind regards Joanne K x

Marion said...

Hi Sue a very pretty card and lovely colour.
Marion H

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Teal one of my colours, love the card. I always enjoy stamping.
Gail C x

jessie said...

LOVELY CARD AGAIN SUE.PRETTY COLOURS.
KEEP IT UP.

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Definitely sweet. Lovely card with good techniquea.
Audrey x

gwen70 said...

Love the colours, so fresh looking this stamp really is a must have

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card Sue. Love the teal and white and the flower looks stunning. Must buy some of the diamond sparkles, especially after seeing you use them in Las Vagas. Enjoy your time out there.
YvonneMayxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Elegant, simple and stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue


Beautiful elegant card so pretty love the colours and the stamped flower.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

This card looks so fresh. Loved the diamond sparkles when I saw you demonstrated them on tv. These really must go to the top of my wish list.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, love the real flower. Still waiting for my secret garden stamp to arrive so I can play.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Wowzer, what a beautiful card. My garden stamp has arrived so will definitely be trying this out. Its gorgeous.
Love Jan x x

snowqueen62 said...

Lovely card. I think teal is becoming my second favourite colour. Can't really see the background but I'm sure it looks lovely in the flesh.
Hugs Sue x

Linda said...

Hi Sue, love the card. Don't have this stamp but will try for the look with what I do have, so thanks for the inspiration,
Hugs
Linda Savage

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, very pretty and feminine card, love the colours. Bx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. beautiful card.Love the stamp and my favourite teal colour.
Love Valx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely fresh card, and teal is just to die for. Have a great day, take care, Jess xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue X happy crafting

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh I love that teal colour and the whole card is stunning!
Hope you had a great time at the CHA.

Love Sheila xx

Carol H said...

Very pretty girlie card today. One of my favorite coloura.

Sonia Jones said...

Great card and the colours are gorgeous. Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

dazzling, really beautiful

mol x

Anonymous said...

dazzling, really beautiful

mol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the stamped image with the teal and white. Fabulous.
Beverley W

Izzwizz said...

Beautiful card Sue. Teal is one of my favourite colours. Maddy x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very clean looking card love it Jean Z xx

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card Sue.

Gail said...

Very different but luvin this stamp and the centre stamp is gorgeous xx GailT xx

nannapat said...

Such a pretty card and the teal is gorgeous. I love the shape of this flower - it's definitely on my must have list. Pat x

Jacquie said...

Wow another stunner Sue. I love this Teal card, I find I'm using it more and more, it really looks lovely with White. The stamp is to die for and its so versatile. Thank you.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Maggie said...

Good morning. This is a lovely card and just right for a girly friend. Will have to wait for the stamp but have the background stamp and just need time to play. xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simply beautiful love the teal and white and the secret garden stamp, think I will definitely have to have this.
Best wishes, Pat

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card as always.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
just beautiful........
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card I love. The secret garden stamp is on my 'must have' list. Gutted I Missed your shows as away on holiday.

Janice Wallace said...

Love the colours. It is a beautiful stamp.
Janice W

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, the colours are fab :)

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely fresh looking card colours are beautiful, just love the stamping too. A card like this will serve as many occasions.
Margaret corgi owner

lynda said...

Stunning card beautiful colours very pretty and gorgeous stamps Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the flower stamp.

Clare x

Howdy said...

Yummy

Bosquie said...

Lovely background effect. The colours are really beautiful xx

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, oooohhhhh the joy of getting my computer, phone and internet fixed. Its never one thing that goes wrong is it!!!!!!!!. Love Teal with anything and this card is just great. Hope you're enjoying your time over the pond. Hope to see you soon. Lol Lynne M & fur babies. x x x x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, such a very pretty card today, shame I didn't buy this colour card when it was on C and C.
X Ros

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Love Teal with White. This card is georgus just love it all.
Best wishes, Brenda Lel xxx.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card today as always !! I love it all. Green is my favorite colour and the teal clour card is beautiful. I love the white on white embossing. Unfortunately the secret garden stamp with teal and glitter is not really showing up very well on my screen. I love your topper. The colours used are wonderful !! Love the bow and dazzler too. Thanks for more wonderful inspiration Sue !! Lots of love Tres x x x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful fresh looking card. Love the colour real it's really beautiful. I have the secret garden stamp had to have it after seeing you demo it. I have made a few Christmas cards using the stamp.
Have a lovely day
Take care
hazel G x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

You have done it again.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Sandybee said...

I love this card and the colour is so pretty

xx Sandra

Maryann Laursen said...

Another stunning creation here Sue, and gorgoeus colors too.

greendragon said...

Really like all the textures of this card Sue. Very subtle, but effective.

Lindsay Martin said...

vey fresh card xxx

Craftychris said...

So pretty! Love the colours and texture xx

TOB said...

I love this colour. Nice and girlie card for friends. hugs x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, love the teal colour behind the die, so vibrant.

Take care
Crafty hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Katie-Louise said...

Dear Sue
This is such a pretty card, love the glittery teal background with the diamond sparkles.
The flower coloured with distress markers is so pretty I love the mix of colour on the petals. I must get some distress markers to use with my stamps.
The bow and bling is such a lovely way to finish the card.

Hope your trip back from the CHA is smooth and you get all your luggage at this end.
Loved your show the other day I watched it back on my iPad to make sure I'd not missed anything the first time!

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Hugs x

salem said...

lovelly card

jeffrey bubbles said...

Teal is a great colour isn't it. Really like the stamp used. Kathy xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this is a truly beautiful card, I just love the teal!! Love Sam xxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue stunning card ,and as I am hope less at coloring in the idea of putting different colours on the stamp will be great for me .Thank you for the inspiration.
Smiles
Ita

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, lovely teal card. Very pleased that I got that stamp!

nikkib said...

loving the colour Sue and the different ways you can use that so versatile stamp..... fabulous!!!

Shazza said...

so beautiful and I just LOVE that teal dazzler x

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Although simplistic in its design today, unlike your normal cards. It is lovely and brings us back to at least my childhood of loving to colour in but i'm sure it will be the same for a lot of us crafters starting point. Another winner Sue for you, beautiful every part.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah x

sued99 said...

Lovely card. So pretty.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card sue x

Mac Mable said...
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Mac Mable said...

Just got to get this background stamp. Love the colour of this card. Thanks for sharing, Beverley x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the simple look of this card although the backgrounds are not simple they work well together especially with the teal colour.
Alison B. x

connorsnan said...

What a beautiful card Sue You have really put some creative and hard work into this one I love it xx

Susan White said...

Love the colour scheme and the floral stamp is just gorgeous!

Thanks, Susan

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Today's card is truly scrumptious! I love all the techniques you have used. Using pens to colour the stamp and then spritzing with water gives a lovely water coloured image. Love it! This is a very pretty flower too. Looking forward to tomorrow's card!

Sandy

carol e said...

Lovely card, pretty and delicate.

Meg said...

I do like teal card and the flower you' stamped looks so pretty against it.
I'm tidying my craft boxes at the moment ....not a job for the faint hearted I can tell you!!!! But I know I have some teal card in there somewhere.

Margaret O
xxx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card

Gillian xXx said...

Keep meaning to use teal card but now i am definately going to!
Gillian xXx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful in it's simplicity, love the teal background and diamond effect. I managed to get the flower stamp and love the distress marker technique, your flower looks real, absolutely gorgeous.
Take care.
Hugs June xxx

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. A stunning card, the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for the techniques. Xx

Vie Carter said...

Oh how I love this card

the colours are so vibrant and love the design

Vie
x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today love the secret garden stamp and love the teal. Thanks Sue
Hugs
Jean D

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everyone! This is sooooo pretty Sue. The flower stamp is gorgeous as is the main attraction of the teal. It's such a stunning colour. I do have some mirror card in it.....mmmmm! Will have to get some of the cosmic shimmer diamond sparkles, it's beautiful. Just gorgeous. Love it! xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Beautiful card and colour combo. Must get that background stamp.
ValCxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue
Wow, the teal dazzlers just sets this card off perfectly.
You are soooo clever.
Lots of love
Jo x

Paper Junkie said...

I love everything about this! X

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Such a gorgeous fresh card. I've missed you as I've been away for a couple of days.. good to be back home. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

jennywren1947 said...

like this Sue not ur usual card but lovely just the same
hugs Chris x

Joan Donaldson said...

A lovely card Sue, love the colours.

Crafty Nanna said...

beautiful card Sue the stamp is a lovely one

Janice K said...

A beautiful, sparkly card in a gorgeous colour-love that dazzler! x

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous use of colour.Love it.
Helen Bx

Karen said...

The colour is fab. I love the simplicity of it, very stunning card
Luv
Karen xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. This is a very pretty card, As others are saying, the colours are lovely.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty, love this colour

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous Sue and my fave colour too!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue

What a lovely card. i love the background, the stamp is gorgeous. It has a real bright/ fresh contemporary feel.

Kayleigh B xxx

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sue, it's really pretty. Thank you.
Pauline.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Beautiful card, love the flower stamp.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Jane said...

Lovely really like teal.

Jane xx

Diane Mortimer said...

So pretty, love the simplicity and elegance of the card.

Diane from Glasgow xx