Thursday, 18 July 2013

Lavender Thank You

Hello all!  Luscious lavender today!  Using the Bracket Border dies, I cut an edge on a piece of coconut white card then embossed it with my Heart Lattice embossing folder.  I used two other dies in the Bracket Border set to cut the pale lavender border, then the darker purple border at the bottom of the card.  I layered them up under my white embossed edge to create the background to my card.  I stamped the Jewelled Frame stamp from my Stamps To Die For Range by Creative Expressions.  I used a clear perfect medium pad and heat embossed it with white powder.  I cut it out with the matching Opulent Oval die.  Using Dusty Concord distress ink while it was still in the die, I inked it to show off the pattern in the stamp.  I cut a decorative piece to sit behind it from the Radiant Rectangle die set.  I stamped my sentiment in black and used the Adorning Squares to cut it out.  I inked this piece as well with Dusty Concord ink for a highlight.  I mounted it in the centre of my focal element and added some flatback pearls to accent it the dies.  A final pierced edge to the double white mat completed the card.  A simple layout for any occasion.  Finished dimensions are 7 x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x





152 comments:

Pam said...

Just stunning

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - classy - love it.
Rgs
Clare W

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, I ordered the bracket border dies from your show, can't wait for them to arrive, they look fantastic xx

CraftyAnn said...

A beautiful card, I like the use of the different colours of purple, I think its a good idea for using up some left-over bits of card. I'm going to find my bit boxes and see what I can do today as it feels like it's going to be to hot to go outside.
Take care.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card today, a true Sue Wilson special. xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue lovely card thank you take care Kitty

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Lovely stunning card today a true Sue Wilson creation.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, another wonderful card. Love the bracket dies. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

Lots of detail on this i love it ! Lovely colours too .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Rosie said...

Love the way you have used the borders.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
another stunning creation. I love how you have used the Bracket Dies.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Christine Harrop said...

A beautiful card.Love the shades of lavender. Christine x

debs A said...

Morning sue whaat afgrreat card its simpley stunning i love it. Take care xxx

Debs A

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A lovely card again, the Radiant Rectangle looks like a piece of lace across the card, love the bracket border. Have a great day today. Michelle(happy2craft)

Carol said...

Another stunning card, love the lavender and the bracket dies.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card love the edging.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, love the colours and the border dies. Love Jean xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, love the colours and the border dies. Love Jean xx

cuilliesocks said...

Another fabulous card Sue, love how you have used the dies and the wonderful lacey look, beautiful shades too, Kate xx

carol e said...

Hi Sue I love lavender, such a pretty card. Thank you

Marion Bull said...

Soooo pretty, what a lovely card. Thank you!
Marion xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Really lacey looking, very effective with the bracket dies.

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I do love lavender and using different shades of purple together and this card is stunning! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous card, loving the layering of the different colours with the bracket border dies, I love these dies, and I love these colours.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the colours. Bx

Heather Rogers said...

Morning Sue

Bit later for me today because I slept! Yeah!The world's my oyster today! LOL! What a good nights sleep does for you is amazing.

I think today's card is lovely you were off to having a winner just with the colours, I think I will have to get those border dies after all! I can think of other ways to put them to use! :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

http://heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I love this card the colours are gorgeous and it looks like it is cascading down the card, very pretty. I hope you had a good journey and aren't too jet lagged. Enjoy your time with your mum. Love Jackie

kimberley said...

Very pretty card as usual Sue but I'm starting to miss your bows and embellishments and could I be cheeky and ask if we could maybe have some more masculine cards-pretty please,take care,x.

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue. The borders are gorgeous.

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card this morning sue. Satay cool. Sally x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely card I love these bracket dies I must get them they always look so pretty on the cards.
Hugs x
Heather T

Victoria said...

Once again, you've shown how you can layer the dies to create interesting shapes. The bracket dies are gorgeous.

Bosquie said...

The variations in colour as superb. Beautiful card xx

Anne said...

How elegant, haven't seen the possibilities in those brackets before. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue This is your trademark card and I absolutely love it! it has your name all of it and love the colour combo too. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Love these border dies and the colours used, this is a gorgeous card, it would work in so many colours and for many occasions.
Have a good day, love Brenda Lel xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card lovely colours really like the petticoat effect with the border dies stunning.

Have a lovely time with your Mom.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I think I will just have to get the bracket dies asap as the more I see them the more I NEED them, just adore today's card.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Angela Wade said...

Hi Sue,
I've been thinking of getting one of the Spellbinders Borderabilities for several weeks now. After seeing your recent cards using the Brackets Borderabilities, I think I've finally made up my mind !!
I' m relatively new to card making, and have only made the occasional card for relatives so far, but I love watching your demos on C&C and following your Blog.
Please can you tell me, which A4 Embossing Folders you use with your Grand Calibur?
Many thanks,
Angela in South Wales

Eemeli said...

Love how the embossing gives the background sort of symmetric look and is a nice opposite to the swirly die-cuts. Beautiful design.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the lavender and lace feel about this card it is very pretty. I keep looking at these borders and thinking I really do need them.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Jacquie said...

Stunning card again Sue, I love using white embossing powder on coloured card as it gives such a brilliant effect, really stands out and looks so elegant.

Love the bracket dies I must invest in these in the near future lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

beautiful

mol x

Sonia Jones said...

Love the bracket dies. I really must order them hugs Sonia x

Jean Johnston said...

What a beautiful effect you can make with just card, a stamp and a few dies. This is lovely, colours, design, everything.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, an absolutely gorgeous
card still loving the lilac colour
hae these dies have had them since you
brought them the first time and have never
used them yet but must do this one,
my sister has been visiting from
Southampton so I've not managed to
follow every day but she went home last night
so hope I'm back to normal.
Have a nice visit with your mum and
bring back some goodies from CHA
which I know you will do.
Nancyd xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another Sue Wilson fantastic creations. I just love these bracket dies. I might try layering them up in different colours using my odd pieces of card that match. Top and bottom with a die in the middle.

nattyboots said...

Wow beautiful card , just stunning

Elaine H X

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love Lavender and the brackets are effective!
I hope you enjoy CHA and bring back some lovely goodies.
Have a lovely time Sue!
LoveMarg

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card, I love your lattice folder and can't wait for it to come back in stock as it is so pretty and very useful. This card could be used for so many different occasions and the colour combo is gorgeous. Hope you are having a good time with your Mom, please give her our love.
Love Janx x

Anonymous said...

WHOA,spooky!! My bracket dies arrived yesterday;thanks for another SUEperb design. Mabex

nannapat said...

Stunning card as always Sue. I've ordered the bracket dies and can't wait to have a play with them. Pat x

Helen Barker said...

Love the bracket borders.Gorgeous colours.
Helen Bx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this one ,my favourite colour and no big bow ,what more could i want.
Marion H

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Linda said...

Love the card Sue, those bracket borders are wonderful, my Christmas cards are featuring them a lot. And Sue a very public thank you, I was fortunate enough to win your comments
draw last week, and my prize is wonderful. I will think of you every time I was use the stamps and say a thanks for all of your inspiration.
Hugs
Linda in County Durham

hotpotato said...

pretty card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the colours you have used and the layering. It is so pretty. I have this embossing folder and I use in frequently as it is so subtle. Enjoy your day.
YvonneMayxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the colour's Sue xx hazel

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Stunning and beautiful. I like everything about it. The colour is gorgeous, the bracket dies are exquisite, the sentiment is heartfelt and the focal point sublime. Not sure how many more adjectives I can use! Do you get the impression that I really like the card! (LOL)

Floss said...

Hi Sue, a very classy card, I love those bracket dies.x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Smashing card today and I have had great fun playing with my bracket borders. x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card - those borders are stunning. Love the lavender, but it would look gorgeous in any colour combination.
Thanks for showing us.
Hugs, Rose

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a gorgeous card. I love lilac and purple anyway but the rest of the card is wonderful as well. Enjoy the CHA and hope you find lots of goodies. Take care.

salem said...

beautifull card

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, I love the way you have taken dies from different sets and worked them all together to create such a pretty card, love from Jackie D

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card, but for some reason am not sure about the deep blue for the bottom bracket, otherwise I love it.
Take care now, Jackie C XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an elegant card. Beautiful.
Veronique L

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the borders

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love everything about it from the lovely lilac to my favourite radiant rectangle die.
Best wishes, Pat

beachie said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card, those borders are great
Audrey x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful card, a trademark Sue card. Love the soft lavender and the borders are gorgeous. The Radiant Rectangles I ordered from your show arrived yesterday, will be having a play later.
Have a lovely day with your Mum.
Hugs June xxx

TOB said...

Love this card. Have the opulent ovals and haven't used them yet, now I can't wait. Lovely colours. hugs x

Carol H said...

Another lovely card and I just love the bracket dies.

weefortune said...

GM sue, Beautiful Card today.

Crafty Hugs Elaine x

Mac Mable said...

Very pretty card and love the edging dies. x Beverley

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Stunning card. Love Val x

Lindsay Martin said...

So lovely, xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lavender and white one of my favourite colour combinations - fab card.
Beverley W

Sandybee said...

Very stylish, love the colours and these dies are gorgeous Sue

xx Sandra

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another winner for me, just beautiful, love it all. I think I'll have to get the bracket dies after seeing your cards using them.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another winner for me, just beautiful, love it all. I think I'll have to get the bracket dies after seeing your cards using them.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue X
Happy crafting.

Kate's Cards said...

Another beauty!

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very pretty.

Clare x

Jean Z said...

I love this card will make it today, the bracket dies are beautiful, love Jean Z xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card, these border dies are speaking to me saying, buy me buy me! Have a great time over in the US. Take care, Jess xx

Hellma said...

A beautiful card,

Lacelady said...

You are giving me loads of food for thought, while I wait for my Bracket borders to arrive! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Love this design and colours, a stunner. Edwina

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card today the layers combined with the subtle colours give it a real depth to it.
Alison B. x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I love the design and my favourite colours.

Cardgenie said...

Sue, love today's card. Those bracket dies are so effective. Jean

Beryl Treble said...

Morning Sue, lovely card.Really like the bracket dies x

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Once again another beautiful card and having just received my Bracket Border dies I guess I'll have to have a play some time soon. Have a great day
Margaret A

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
how elegant is this my fav colour to real nice card sue i must get some bracket border dies another thing on my wish list lol.. hugs sarah xxx

3362 Jan. said...

Morning Sue. Another stunning card. Love the colours. Have a great day. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Really lovely card, very pretty colour scheme and those bracket dies are fab. :-)


Kind regards

Tina X

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, This is more like it! Very pretty and those colours are my favourite. Lilacs and pinks adorn my garden too. I bought the bracket border dies but haven't had time to use them as yet but those radiant rectangle dies I put on almost every card that I make including 'male cards'; I just die cut them in grey or brown. No male has criticised one yet. (Would that he dare!) Hugs Pauline A.x

Joanne2403 said...

Very Classy card, the combo of dies you used on this is just perfect and the subtle use of colour is spot on, love it, tfs

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card

Dawn Louise said...

Lovely, pretty card making great use of dies, super as always y

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely beautiful card this morning Sue, I just love the different colours of purple and lilac. The bracket border dies are wonderful. I just love everything about this card. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Jax said...

Hi Sue,Very smart,I`m a sucker for these colours,just great,Jackie. x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another beautiful card for today !! Your background folder is great. I still have not managed to get this one yet !! I really love these bracket dies. I really must get them as I could see myself using them a lot. I love your oval stamp too just beautiful !! Your colour combo is lovely and you have used my favorite Radient rectangle dies. Happy crafting love Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one - colours, bracket dies and of course that gorgeous background folder.
ValCxx

CraftyJo said...

Great card Sue, I love lavender.

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Absolutely gorgeous card. Love everything about it. Xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Good Morning Sue,lovely card ,loved the way you used the dies,love the colours.
Smiles
Ita

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness this is sooo gorgeous too Sue. I´m so impressed, that you can keep on comming up with all these amazing new designs all the time.

Howdy said...

Bootyluscious!

Jill Liddle said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a super card I really love these border dies and the way it is possible to layer them. Do like these colours too.
Margaret corgi owner

Laura O said...

another fab card .Laura O

Gail said...

Luv this card - the bracket borders - the radiant rectangle border - it is luvly xx GailT xx

SusanP, Kent said...

This is really beautiful Sue.
I love the effect of the Jewelled Frame stamp. The Bracket Borders make a superb contrast in purple tones. Great idea for the Radiant Rectangles too. I could go on.....
Sue

Izzwizz said...

Wow, that a beautiful one Sue! Maddy x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, definitely getting the border dies next time I'm buying, can't afford just now :( :(
Crafty hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I like all the elements of this card.

Margaret O
xxx

cats said...

Love the colours.The card is stunning!!!.......Christine xx

lynda said...

Stunning card Sue love the lavender and purple the border dies give such a lovely effect to the bottom of the card.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

hollyberry said...

Yet again another beautiful card.

Joanna Dickson said...

This is lovely Sue xx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty and it's in my favourite colours for card making

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, delicate and classy card - so beautiful!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. An interesting look turning the inner radiant rectangle that way, I like it. So simple but I have never thought of turning it that way. Love Sam xxx

Suebak said...

The oval shape is a favourite of mine. I particularly like it teamed with the border dies. Just a thoroughly nice card!
Susan x

AnneRD said...

Pretty card Sue. Will have to get the bracket dies, they are so effective. Anne x

Jane said...

A beautiful card.

Jane xx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
A wonderful card, I'm still working towards buying the fab border bracket dies!! TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely....bracket dies, and asters arrived this morning, so I can't wait to try them, and you have given me lots of ideas. I love this one today.
Also thanks for the sentiment stamps which I won last week, they are here too and waiting to be played with.
Janice W

Crafty Nanna said...

ooh Sue, my favourite colours, it's gorgeous.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful and elegant, colour is lovely

Have a good time in CHA

Vie
x

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
This is a stunning card just love the different shades of purple

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I do like these bracket border dies. I think they are a 'need' item! Lovely card and colours are great. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Annie said...

A beautiful card, Sue. Love those dies and the lacy effect. My favourite colour combo too. Stunning!
Hugs Annie

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Simply stunning. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Simply stunning. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Janice K said...

A stunning and very classy card. x

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...What a beautiful card...I love the colours and edgers too...in fact all of last weeks cards are gorgeous aswell...I was away so to late to comment...I loved the red banner flag card and the gold leafing...and your pics from your Scotland trip are fab!!..even the Buffalo!!LOL!!

Take care and enjoy the hot weather but remember to drink extra clear fluids!!

Kind regards. Deborah.H

Rach83 said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. I love the soft colour on the stamp. The dies are exquisite. Thanks for inspiring me again.

Rachel x

Paper Junkie said...

Thank YOU for being there Sue - visiting your blog is always such a pleasure! X

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card Love your Heart folder this one has to be my all time Favourite of all the makes of folders there is out there. You really designed it so well Sue.
Take care
Hazel G X

sue wilson said...

I have border dies so I really must use them. your card is beautiful.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Just stunning

Karen said...

Love the colour purple so this is a stunner in my eyes.
Love the different ways you have been using the bracket dies.
Luv
Karen xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Beautiful!!!!!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
AMAZING DETAIL I HAVE TO KEEP LOOKING TO SEE IF I MISSED ANYTHING. WONDERFUL WORK
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, what a beauty absolutely love today's design!!!!
Hugs
Jean D

caroline said...

wow, just another stunning creation, so elegant
caroline x

Diane Mortimer said...

I like these border dies but I can never make a card big enough to accommodate them, needless to say, I haven't invested in them - yet ;-)

Diane from Glasgow xx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, really different card today not sure at first but is growing each time I look at it.
X Ros