Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Hello

Hello all!  A pretty, girlie channel card for today.  Blush and white are the colours of choice and I used the Bracket Border dies to cut my channel in a piece of coconut white card.  I cut the same shape for the bottom half of my channel as well, leaving a pretty bracket shaped channel.  I embossed both halves using my Heart Lattice embossing folder to give the background a bit of texture for interest.  I added mounting foam to the two pieces.  I cut a piece of blush card for them to sit upon and placed a strip of sticky adhesive paper where the channel was going to sit (I cut it a bit larger than I needed so I had a bit of wiggle room when I put the two pieces down).  I peeled the backing paper off and covered it with Diamond Sprinkles for a bit of glam.  Next I seated my two background pieces leaving a gap for my channel.  I cut several of the Delicate Asters and leaves and glued them together to form two flowers.  Using the large size of the micro beads, I tinted them with shell pink alcohol ink and snow cap mixative.  I allowed them to dry thoroughly then glued them in to the centres of my Asters. Using a black Archival ink pad,  I stamped my sentiment (from the Floral Thank You set by Justrite stamps) and made a banner with a blush mat for it.  I tucked the end under one of the flowers and gave it a bit of wave by using a glue dot under the end.  I tucked some white tulle under my flowers and added a pearl swirl spray as an accent.  The double white pierced mat was the finishing touch.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x










132 comments:

Pam said...

Just gorgeous, love it

Anonymous said...

GM Sue- oooooooh - this is definitely a must try! Love those borders
Rgs
Clare W

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
A beautiful card. Love the asters. The card looks very delicate and elegant.
Lisa x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely gorgeous and
the blush is so delicate just adore it
definately one to have go at.
Nancyd xx

snowqueen62 said...

Such a pretty card love the asters and everything!
Hugs Sue x

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness, this is sooooooo gorgeous Sue. I absolutely adore this embossingfolder, and wish I could find it here somewhere, but sofar I´ve had no luck, I´m afraid, but I´ll definitely keep looking, as it´s really high on my wishlist. Soooooooo stunning work all the way through the entire card. I love it.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the colours you have used thank you tracy w x

Christine Harrop said...

Oh wow, this is a beautiful card. I really love the channel you have made with this gorgeous border die. This is something I will have to try - whether I succeed is another matter! Christine x

Rosie said...

What a lovely, pretty card!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE WAY YOU HAVE USED THE DIES. SUCH A DELICATE CARD. A WINNER FOR ME.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you a very pretty card so delicate and elegant take care Kitty

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sur wow back yo my kind of card its so girlie. And i do love the dies you have used. Its so pretty take care sue xxx

Debs A

Cee Bee said...

Morning Sue. This is sooooooo pretty I keep saying I must buy those aster dies and now I really think I must they make the most gorgeous flowers. Love the channel on this too.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue love, love love this card today, so elegant and not too much going on. You channel cards are so lovely.

Wilma x x x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful girlie card today, love the blush and white and love the asters, they are my 'go to' flower dies, and I adore the bracket border channel with the 'glitz' underneath. Gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion Bull said...

Such pretty card, love the asters and the colours are gorgeous!
Marion x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
This is a really pretty card. Very soft,fresh and girlie. I love it! I really must get the bracket borders as they are gorgeous. The asters are my favourite flower dies and I use them all of the time. Only one word to use today - beautiful!

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This is stunning, very girly but not too Pink!

Loving the whole card, beautiful.

I must get these boarder dies as they make a card look so elegant.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue. x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Now today's gift is definitely more me.
I love the colour scheme - blush/white - who wouldn't and the format is simple but so beautiful - gentle delicate and serene.
Your mboss folder will at long last be waiting for me when I return to the UK at the beginning of next week. It has taken me a long time to track one down but at last will have it. I used these border dies yesterday making my version of one or your gifts -they really do make a special finish to the edges don't they. I really do love them.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Another winner, Sue, as everyone says - so pretty. Love the channel with the border dies, the flowers - yes, really gorgeous.

'P' in Wales

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card, love the colour combo and the asters are stunning. Bx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I agree with everyone today's card is gorgeous just so pretty. Love Jackie

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Simple pretty card. x

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty girly card!

TDQ Karen said...

I was so lucky to win this card when my email was read out on C and C. It is really gorgeous and I love the border dies

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A really pretty girlie card, the colours are so delicate. I think I need this bracket boarder die.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Laura O said...

a lovely girly card ,fab colours.Laura O

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty delicate card lovely colour scheme the bracket Borders are just lovely and the asters finish it off perfectly .
Hugs
Jean D

Annie said...

Very pretty, Sue, soft and lovely.

Helen Barker said...

Very pretty and elegant looking card.Would work in so many colour ways.
Helen Bx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, lovely elegant card and the Aster's are my favourite die, they are so delicate. Have a good day.

Love June
xx

Anonymous said...

Love it Sue. White cards are so pretty. I just love the aster dies and am using them constantly. I don't yet have a bracket die but that's next on my list. Have a great day.
YvonneMayxx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely fresh looking card. X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so so pretty the colour blush is so beautiful and the Aster flowers look so real.
The brackets border dies are on my wish list............

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Pretty in pastel .

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty, loving the colour and use of bracket border die.
Donna Jones

Beryl Treble said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card. Love the bracket dies.

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, Love this card, got the borders, Mabex

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, just love this card, love the delicate Asters, think I will have to get these dies. Love Jean xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card, love it all, the aster flowers are my most used dies, I love them. I now need the brackets boarder dies, just wish I had more pennies to spend.
Take care.
Lydia
X

nattyboots said...

Such a very pretty card Sue ,i love those Asters

Elaine H X

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh what a beautiful card you have made for our delight today. It is so beautiful and so delicate looking with the asters and their pink centres and lovely borders. Your lovely embossing folder is so beautiful and lends itself to this design perfectly.
What do i like about it....everything
Thank you Sue,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Marion said...

Hi Sue stunning love the asters and the colour and no big bow to take over.
Marion H

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card, love the borders and the centres of your asters are lovely
Best wishes, Pat

kimberley said...

Very pretty Sue,take care,x.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely girlie card. I like the blush with white and the Asters are my favourite flowers.
Gail C x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW, stunning card and so delicate, a must to try
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just beautiful - colours, dies and layout. No more to be said.
Beverley W

Ali B said...

Hello Sue!!!
Very girlie and elegant. The colours work so well together.
Alison B. x

karenlotty said...

Very pretty, very girlie

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
I HAVE SOME BLUSH CARD BUT NEVER GOT
ROUND TO USING IT YET BUT AFTER THIS STUNNING CARD ITS ON TOP OF MY LIST

gwen70 said...

Sooo beautiful, adore those asters

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely stunning card today, I have yet to try colouring my micro beads its very high on my 'to do list' though. The aster dies are one of my favourites and I have to force myself not to use them on every card lol.
Hugs x
Heather T

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card. It is so delicate and pretty, suitable for many occasions. Take care.

Gail said...

Luv this and how you have diamond sparkled the channel on the card and luving the large mi do beads (I need some) xx GailT xx

cuilliesocks said...

Quite beautiful Sue, lovely design and the soft colours are so delicate, I love it. Kate x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the channels, the colour and the beautiful flower.
Love Val x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card love the crisp colours. I love those border dies will be trying this one. I had to look twice almost missed the bow just a hint of a bow today!
Margaret corgi owner

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
What a beautiful card!
Love it!
loveMarg

hollyberry said...

Such a delicate feminine card today.Love everything about it.

weefortune said...

Stunning Card topday Sue. Elaine x

Disco Queen said...

Fabulous channel card Sue. You have inspired me to have a go at tinting my micro beads. Theresa x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Simply wonderful.
Audrey x

Susan Elwood said...

Very pretty.
Sue

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A delicate feminine card today, love the blush card and the asters, which I have, need to get the bracket dies.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
WOW! I have these dies and have not used them yet but you have inspired me today. Thank you. x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful design, love the flower centres. Emma

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous, this looks so classy and delicate. Definitely need those bracket borders, have been saying that for some time now.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Clarissa said...

Must have a go at this design it's gorgeous.
Clarissa. X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love it love it love it! What more can I say, this card is beautiful, certainly one I will try. Take care, Jess xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, so many things to look at but the centres of your flowers really catch the eye. Love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, This card is so pretty and girlie. I just love it all. Love Brenda Lel xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, just beautiful, love it

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the colours and the asters are divine xx hazel

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous! Love those border dies, have ordered some, now I think I NEED the large micro beads. The "need" thing never ends does it lol x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

This is such a pretty card and I just love it. I too will be giving it a go just as soon as I can get my hands on the Aster die! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Kate's Cards said...

Feminine chic!

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is such a scrumptious card! So pretty and girlie. I love the flowers too. Thank you for sharing.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning - really love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very nice Sue.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Joanne2403 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, so very pretty and useful for so many occasions, love these types of cards, mostly white with a lil hint of another colour, so pretty... tfs

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today it's very pretty. Hugs Sonia x

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Love It. You Can't mistake a Sue Wilson Card. Like any true artist,you have a style thats instantly recognizable.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Very pretty and as you say a girly card.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty Sue, so delicate-looking.

Christine said...

Beautiful card Sue, so delicate. I'd love to know how you emboss the card so that it leaves the edge cut clean (hope you know what I mean) !
Christine Andypandy xx

cats said...

That is gorgeous,love those dies !!....Christine xx

Janice said...

Simply beautiful Sue, as always. Janice x

Lacelady said...

Oooh, such a pretty card - I have a wedding one to do at the weekend, and I think this design would adapt very well to that occasion. Thanks for the idea.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is a card which any girl would be over the moon to receive. Love what you did with the microbeads.
Hugs, Rose

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty and girlie, I adore those bracket dies must add those to santa's list.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Esther Farquharson said...

Hi Sue

I just luv this card, the colours and the flowers are beautiful. This card is a breath of fresh air on a dark and missy day in the Highlands.

Luv
Esther

lynda said...

Such a gorgeous pretty card Sue ,I love the white & blush together & the bracket dies give a lovely effect.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hello to you too my lovely friend!!

Sorry for lack of comments on your lovely posts but internet in St Lucia very poor quality most of the time unless you sat in a crowded cocktail bar which it would not have been conducive or polite I am thinking.:)

Your cards last week were lovely and today's is very pretty indeed.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi sue a lovely card,I love that bracket die and how you used it and the,flowers and what you did with the micro beads.
Smiles
Ita

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card Sue!

It's very elegant and I love it.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Lindsay Martin said...

gorgeous, and using my most used Aster dies too.. xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours and the flowers, Good use of the micro beads. Have these bracket borders they are so pretty.

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

SerenePolly said...

Just lovely Sue. I missed the Aster dies the last time and hope they will come back!

Take care

Christine

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Very pretty, I like the border dies as well. Love from Jackie C XXX

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very pretty. Love the flower centres.

Clare x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

"Ditto", to all the other lovely comments. I love everything about this card. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Janice K said...

A very pretty design, I really must have a go at a channel card myself as this shows off the bracket borders beautifully. x

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, Those border dies add such a touch of elegance to your card and the Heart Lattice folder is so romantic. This would make a lovely wedding card. A fabulous card Sue. Hugs x Pauline A

Jan Ltc said...

It's stunning Sue xx Jan

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Jennifer Swandells said...

Absolutely beautiful. Hugs, Jen xx
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magpie said...

Oh my oh my Sue! Such a beautiful, beautiful card! I'd so love this "hello" from someone! Soooo so pretty, just love everything about it! xx Love Karen xx

Carol S. said...

Hi sue, Love this card, the soft pastels are gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Very elegant girlie card must have a try with this one. Now that I have the embossing folder I have been waiting weeks for.
Love Marion x

Maria I said...

What a wonderful card - I definitely need to give this one a try xx

Brooke b said...

Just gorgeous, love the subtle colours. JB xxxx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue a very pretty and elegant card. Kind regards Joanne K x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
how stunning and girly is this right up my street so delicate looking. god my new grand baby last night little leia she is so beautiful i had to share my happy news with you hope you dont mind .. hugs sarah xx

jeffrey bubbles said...

Really NEED some border dies, does not matter which set all fabulous as is this card Sue Kathy xxx

jennywren1947 said...

Hi Sue love this card

jennywren1947 said...

Hi Sue love this card

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a very pretty card today !! I love it all !! Happy crafting lots of love Tres x x x

Karen said...

I am loving the cards you make with the borders. I had to buy them after seeing what you did with them so any extra inspiration is much appreciated.
Another stunning card today
Luv
Karen xx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a sweet and girly card :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
OMG this is gorgeous, love it. My fav colours too. I like how u have done the centers of the flowers clever idea. A must try.
Kayleigh xx

Paper Junkie said...

Love those asters! X

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card - such delicate colours.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous, love this

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful Sue

Meg said...

That's a very pretty card Sue, I am just looking at the different border dies and wondering which to go for..the ones you have used here look super.

Margaret O
xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card Sue .love the colours x

Barbara said...

Beautiful!!! need those asters, they are so pretty.

SHARICA said...

Gorjuss :)

Diane Mortimer said...

Hello Sue and the rest of the crafters here!

I love the border dies sSue but I never make big enough cards so I dont have them. It is lovely when I see them used though.

Beauitiful card

Diane from Glasgow xx