Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Thank You

 Hi crafters!  Back to clean and relatively simple-ish for today's card.  I just love this background called Secret Garden from Justrite stamps.  This is sort of a reverse technique for a stamp that has been drawn with a negative image.  I stamped it on coconut white card using a clear perfect medium pad and heat embossed it with white embossing powder for a tone on tone look.  Now since the stamp is actually drawn so that the background stamps and the flowers are left unstamped, I was able to colour the flowers because they were not embossed (does that make sense?)  I used some watercolour crayons to colour the flowers and leaves on the image.  Next I covered the entire background with a sticky adhesive sheet.  Due to the embossing, you need to make sure and burnish it well, then peel the backing paper off and cover with micro beads.  Once covered, I cut the background into three sections and matted each one with a thin white mat.  I mounted them with a small gap between them on foam pieces for dimension.  I stamped my sentiment in black archival ink in the lower corner.  Using one of the stamps from the Floral Thank You set by Justrite, I stamped it off the edge of the card in the opposite corner and heat embossed it with white powder for a little bit of interest.  I matted my piece with a thin piece of pale green (to match my leaves) then added my final double white pierced mat to complete the card.  I decided to keep it flat (easy posting possibilities) and opted for no bow or further embellishments on this one as I rather liked the simplicity of it.  I hope you do too.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







133 comments:

Pam said...

Bright, fresh and very beautiful. It is a lovely concept. Thank You

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful and elegant
card this stamp is lovely the colouring
is gorgeous.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Yes do like it, Sue, very much. Colouring great, something I'd never attempt, and the simplicity of the design belies the work that has gone into making this.

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is soo gorgeous Sue, and I soooooooo love this backgroundstamp, you´ve used here and these colors just sing to me ha ha ha. LOVE it.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a beautiful card so simply thank you Tracy w x

Mac Mable said...

Love the stamp, the idea, the techniques and the crisp colours. A winner for me, thanks for sharing...Beverley x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful !

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
very pretty card thanke you, take care Kitty

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
I so love this card, I love using the sticking paper and micro beads this is absolutely stunning
Hugs
Carol x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this one. Bright and cheerful. Love the colours too. Take care.

TDQ Karen said...

Such a pretty card. love that stamp and the colouring is lovely xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love the technique for the paper panels. I have that stamp and use it all the time. I will definitely try colouring the flowers in this way. Thank you for sharing.
Anne O

Phi said...

Wow Sue this one is so refreshing. Nice colours and love the subtle embossed flower in white at the bottom.

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue,I love this stamp it is so versatile. Love the panels and the colours you have used
Hugs
Carol B

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for a simple but beautiful gift for today.
The colours are a reminder to me that Autumn is on the way -fading pale greens and aquas -.The technique I find interesting and will have to have a dabble and see what I come up with. I just love this plain format as it lends itself to many occasions.
Janet x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is gorgeous, I love the background stamp, and love how you have used it here, the colouring and the micro beads give this card a beautiful and elegant look.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT.

Just beautiful and these two colours together are my favorite.

Love the simplicity of it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's another beauty you've shown us today. LOVE the colours and the stamp and am so glad I've got it. Striking on black and embossed with gold.
Hugs,Rose

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a stunning but simple card, love the colours. Bx

carol edwards said...

Simple and refreshing card Sue, love the gentle colours, quite calming

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love it, simply beautiful, great colours too.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - its another must try! I have quite a few must tries to do of late - really love this design and colours. Thanks for sharing.
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Yes Sue definitely like this card, thanks for this new technique. Edwina

Rosie said...

Yes, I certainly like this card!

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, lovely n criisp card and love it n certainly going to give it ago. Have a lovely day.

Love June
xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love this card, very clean and fresh looking. I always love the effect of the micro beads too. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a lovely card and could be used for many occasions in different colours. Another great idea for a card - I am going to be kept so busy!

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, this is beautiful...love the colours, Carole Z X

Lynda said...

Another stunning card. I do so like your simple cards.

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely bright and interesting card! Love this Secret Garden stamp,the way you have used it with the micro beads on top and cut into three looks brilliant!

nannapat said...

I love the design of this card Sue. I have the Secret Garden stamp, which is now one of my favourites, and I think I'll have a go at trying this out. Pat x

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Gorgeous elegant simple card love the colours stunning.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What l lovely, pretty card you've given us today. Love the simplicity of it and the colours are gorgeous. The technique for colouring the flowers is interesting and one I would never have thought of - thank goodness for Sue Wilson! Will have to give it a go.

hazel young said...

Beautiful Sue love the colours xx hazel

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a brilliant card, I would never have thought of colouring the flowers, the effect is beautiful. How do you keep coming up with these wonderful ideas?

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Sue.I like the bright colors.
Gr Elly

PS My candy ends 31 Aug

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
A really fresh and simple card.
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue For a relatively simple card, I have got to say it is wonderful! Very bright and fresh looking. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful I love the elegant simplicity of it. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love this style of stamping.

Beautiful card x

hollyberry said...

I love this technique it is so clever .The card is fresh looking in the colours you have chosen and of course as beautiful as always!

Clarissa said...

Lovely card. I particularly like the flower flourish by the wording, very clever.
Clarissa. X

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Love it, love it, love it! My style of card , what a brilliant technic , will give it a go.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Sue, just off to try this technique! Love, Judy M x

Gail said...

That should have been technique ! My iPad has a mind of its own when it comes to spelling.
Gail Cx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Yours truly was being thick so had to see the stamp to understand, but by jove i've got it.
Its a nice fresh and clean card today that would be nice to send out at first glimpses of Spring, maybe around Easter with an appropriate greeting on it.
I like how you put the merest glimpse of a border around to tie everything in. A lovely card to send out,thank you Sue.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Just beautiful, love the way you have coloured the flowers, simple and elegant and suitable for many occasions.
Lydia
X

Annie said...

This is a gorgeous card, Sue. Took me a couple of reads but it finally dawned... Will have to get the stamp, it is beautiful. Saw you demo it way back (it seems ages since we saw you on tv!) and nearly bought it then... Wish I had! Isn't it always the way lol. Happy day Hugs Annie

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I had not thought of this when I used the stamp!....so clever of you to colour the flowers and leaves.
I like the cut in three technique you have used too.... so elegant!
Love the card today Sue!
LoveMarg

Laura O said...

fab card ,bright and fresh.Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant technique - love it. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

nattyboots said...

Yes i like this style Sue ,beautiful !

Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

Beautiful stamp, beautiful card

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, quite a look of wallpaper

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card love the floral stamp and the colours look stunning altogether gorgeous.
Hugs
Jean D

Marion said...

Hi Sue nice fresh looking card and certainly different.
Marion H

weefortune said...

Lovely Frsh card today Sue, Crafy Hugs Elaine x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Simple and elegant - love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

vivjose said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card - the colours, the stamp, the white on white embossing, just lovely

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Yes I love the simplicity which belies all the work that has gone into this beautiful card. Will have to add that secret garden stamp to my list of " wants "
Best wishes, Pat

Jackie Meechan said...

Morning Sue,

This is a gorgeous, simple card, will have to try it.

Thanks again

CraftyJacq
xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely way to say 'thank you', I too try and keep cards for posting flat due to the price of postage, but can go big for those I hand deliver.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Marianna Hammer said...

Rhis card is so clean and lovely. The stampingtechnic with the flowers is very clever. And acctually it looks less of an efford than it really is :)

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue! Love the reverse stamping tip. I will definitely be looking at stamps in a whole different way from now on. Theresa x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous fresh design, love it and the colours. Emma

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, thank you for showing me a great new way of using this stamp. It's a beautiful stamp and using it in this way has created a stunning card. x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, Great design. Mabex

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the simple clean look to this card. Really lovely.
Love Val x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! Simple, elegant and gorgeous !! What a beautiful card today. The techniques you have used are lovely. I had to read your explanation a couple of times but now I understand it, it is so simple and within my capabilities !! So I think I will have to try this one as I have the Secret garden stamp. I do not have the Floral thankyou stamps but I can try something else. I really love the colours you used to. Thanks for sharing another gorgeous card. lots of love Tres x x x

Lacelady said...

Fresh and clean looking, I like without, but it would still look good with a bow.

SerenePolly said...

Good morning Sue

I do like the clean lines of this approach. My challenge is always the measuring - despite best endeavours, I always seem to be a little off! Undaunted, I shall try again!

This is a definite Christmas Card one too!

Enjoy your day.

Christine
xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card. It takes a lot of work to make a card look clean and simple! Thanks for sharing your expertise.

Jax said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful,pure genius. Jackie. x

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, avery pretty card, it may be simplish to do but it is very effective.

Hope you have a great day,
hugs Lynn

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today. I have a bcakground very similar to this on a CD so i just might have a go at this card. Hugs Sonia x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very elegant card so beautiful and clean looking .love Jean Z xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely idea of using a stamp and making your own background paper. I will have to be brave and try it as Im just getting in to stamping.
Alison B. x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

This is SO pretty - I just love everything about it. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue,its beautiful, love the simplicity of the card. have the stamp and beads so will give it a go!

Anonymous said...

Sue this card is beautiful love lt .X
From Debbie tinks

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

trent999 said...

Morning, It's a lovely card and a really lovely way to use the stamp. I love the look of the microbeads too.
Nick

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Great card this morning. I love stamping and this is done beautifully
Audrey x

lynda said...

Good morning Sue, gorgeous and pretty card love it . Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Planetsusie said...

Oooh I just love this one to bits. I think it looks soo chic and elegant. Great colours as well. A brilliant card Sue.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Katie Lamb said...

beautiful card

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I really love today's card and stamps, now I've seen this card I NEED these stamps lol. My 'I NEED' list is so long I will be 200 years old before its completed, what do you reckon my chances are of completing it Sue? lol
Hugs x
Heather T

Jennifer Swandells said...

This is so different and is very beautiful. I just love how you do the clear embossing, it never seems to work for me for some reason. Just need to keep trying. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card. I recently bought the secret garden stamp so will try this when I am home. On caravan holiday again, this time Tenby beautiful and sunny West Wales.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely, clean, fresh card today, love the clear embossing, thank you for sharing. Take care, Jess xx

CraftyJo said...

" I decided to keep it flat (easy posting possibilities) and opted for no bow or further embellishments on this one as I rather liked the simplicity of it. I hope you do too."

.... I do!!!

It's simple-looking and yet has a lot of lovely little details like the micro beads and the white-embossed floral image...super.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

A lot of work has gone into this card to make it look " simply beautiful ".

Kind regards

Tina X

minx said...

WOW Sue, this is stunning,looks fantastic with the micro beads, and the elegance of the embossed flower along with sentiment is beautiful, you are so inspiring thank you xx

SusanP, Kent said...

What a lovely technique and a gorgeous result. The colours are great and I love that little bit of white embossing off the edge - it really adds something I think. Coincidentally I have a 'thank you' to send today. Unfortunately I've already started, but I will keep this in mind for the next one.
Sue

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful stamp, beautiful card, your colouring is amazing, love the colours, the clear embossing and the micro beads. So glad that I have the Secret Garden stamp, will be trying something similar.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Joanne2403 said...

Lovely, fresh colours and although it looks simpler than your normal cards it still involved a lot of prep work, I love it!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a pretty contempery card, so freash and unfussy.

Lovely for many different occasions.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue fantastic card love the technique,it is crisp but soft at the same time, love your painting.
Smiles
Ita

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful effect you have created here!! I just love the simplicity of this card. Love Sam xxx

TOB said...

Lovely stamp and very fresh looking. hugs x

Paper Junkie said...

I love the way you've used the stamp - must give this a go sometime (when the winter comes and I'm stuck inside) too busy looking after real flowers at the moment. Hope it's sunny where you are. X

Vie Carter said...

love this card today, different and nice

Vie
x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card Sue!

I love the Secret Garden Background and the colouring you've done is gorgeous!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

englishrose897 said...

Beautiful card today sue.

Anonymous said...

Like this very much

mol x

Heather Rogers said...

This is lovely Sue so fresh and clean looking lots of detail without lots of embellishments perfect for posting!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Really pretty card today, love the colours and the stamped flower at sentiment

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeously lovely Sue! I just love CAS but it hard to do. hugs, Carol S.xx

Elaine said...

Love this card with fab colours x

Helen Barker said...

Very fresh looking.Gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card so crisp, clean and elegant looking absolutely super.
Margaret corgi owner

Sandybee said...

Beautiful Sue

xx Sandra

Meg said...

I understood your instructions Sue and love the card you made..the colours are beautiful.

Margaret O
xxx

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
I like this, it is lovely.
Love from Jackie XXX

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, What a gorgeous card so elegant and fresh With my favourite microbeads - this one is a winner, I just love everything about it. Love Brenda Lel xxx

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue, I have just had that beautiful stamp delivered. Would never in a million years have thought of doing what you have done. Absolutely stunning, I "might" have a go. Looks simple but I know there is a lot of work involved.
Happy Crafting
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

Evening Sue
A very clean/fresh looking card for today. I really like it, so effective. The stamp is gorgeous. The card is so versatile that it can be used for many occasions. A must try for me. The colours are lovely too.
Kayleigh Bxx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card Sue
Not quite sure that I understand the stamp method but I am going to have a go
Theresa x

magpie said...

Such a clean, fresh and beautiful card Sue. Love the colours and that stamp is gorgeous! Just looking at it gives you a spring in your step! Stunning! xx Love Karen xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
An absolutely delightful card and gorgeous colours. Love it!
Best wishes
Ang x

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card Sue x

cmu said...

Love everything about this card - the design, the colours, the textures. My fave for quite some time!

karenlotty said...

Beautiful technique. Ireally must have a go at stamping!

Bean said...

Fantastic card just love the colours and the simplicity.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning, just love the stamped background beautiful colours and embossing, Kate x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, what a pretty card. Like everything about it - can see me making a batch of these. Thank YOU!

Hugs, Belinda. X

foxyg said...

Fabulous card Sue.

Susan White said...

Love this card - so fresh and clean!

Thanks, Susan

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue. the background stamp is very pretty and the colours are perfect.

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE FLOWERS AND BEADS. LOOKS AMAZING
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Gail said...

Luv it xx it is so clean and crisp looking - what a fab card xx GailT xx

SHARICA said...

Very Different and peacefull card

Diane Mortimer said...

The colours are so lovely, I love a bright card

Diane from Glasgow xx