Thursday, 21 November 2013

Mother of Pearl Frosted Ornament

Hi bloggers!   It's a Christmas card with a lovely technique called "faux Mother of Pearl".  If you are still on the lookout for that special Christmas card idea, have a look at this as it is so pretty in real life.




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Finished dimensions are 8" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

150 comments:

Pam said...

This is a very special card, so beautiful, love the frosted fir branches

auscrafts said...

love the look of this card ,a real christmas card

CraftyAnn said...

A striking card, I love the idea as I've never thought of using the fir branches like this, I only laid them flat on cards before. I'll certainly be giving this one a go but I'll have to use circles not squares.
Take care.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
The card is outstanding, and now I am off to watch the crafty clip.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you this is a very special card so clean and frosty, it is beautiful. Take care Kitty

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love the crisp icy look of this card. Gorgeous, pure Christmas delight. Great video, although need to try to see true effect. X

tracy w said...

Hi sue
One word would comes to mind STUNING love what you have done this icy look thank you Tracy w x

cr@fty said...

Good morning
I love the faux mother pearl look its beautiful, I must have a go. I tried watching the video but for some reason it won't load, I will try later.
Hugs x
Heather T

cr@fty said...

Good morning
I love the faux mother pearl look its beautiful, I must have a go. I tried watching the video but for some reason it won't load, I will try later.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jan.moogie said...

What a stunning card Sue, thanks for sharing.xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
This is absolutely STUNNING!! card which just says it all for a perfect frosty Christmas.
Lovely.
Can,t wait to watch the video later.
Have a great day.
Cameeli

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Another stunner. Will look forward to watching the tutorial when it becomes available. x

Debs A said...

Morning Sue Wow this is what i call a christmas card its absolutley stunning i will be having ago at this one for my special cards. You are such a talented lady and i would like to tell you how much i have learnt by following your blog. You have given me so much inspiration over the last 2years. So im off to watch the video so i.ll see you tomorrow. So take csre Sue xx

Debs A

Rachel Taylor said...

Ooh thats just beautiful ! How on earth do you keep coming up with ideas ?
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

This is stunning, love it, shall have to watch the video later to see how you have made it etc as got to go to work soon.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
You are quite right this card is beautiful! I love white on white.
I will give the faux mother of pearl a go!
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, Wilsonettes. Yeahhh, Shazza is awake, watch out Shazza, Mabex is around somewhere ( see yesterdays blog) lol. Maggie - hope you feel better today, when I read your comment earlier I wondered if you were ok ! Lol.
Now Im speechless - yep, speechless, me ! This card is pure art, its graceful, magical, full of mystery somehow if that makes sence. I cant wait to watch the tutorial to see how you got from pieces of card, and pieces of metal to the most fantastic show on earth. And here's me saying Im speechless ! I can never find the words to express how these cards make me feel (apart from kindly envy) as Id give everything for your talent and imagination. That's me done, apart from Id like to say that we will have Katie in our thoughts today as she says 'goodnight' to her dad. Katie - in our minds and thoughts.

Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for another great video, Sue. Lovely card, like the frosty fir fronds and, of course, white-on-white always so elegant.

'P' in Wales

Lynda said...

Hi Sue
I'm speechless, and that doesn't happen very often.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful classic card, love the fir branch. Great video showing how to make it. Bx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card, white on white certainly matches the cold weather at moment. Off to watch video and see if I can find comments section on there as well x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue WHat a stunning card! I will watch the video later to see how you have made it and then, have a try myself! Take Care Love Michelle S

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Absolutely stunning card. I will have to try this one. Really loving these videos they are great and so easy to follow.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
YES! I'm sounding like a Broken record! I've just watched the "Video" and I will watch once again when I've placed my comments, today's Card White with a touch of Silver, I've actually got the Grand Labels one so I could try to achieve this, I love The Spellbinder Dainty Dot Embossing Folder, and using The Heirloom Die and then passing it through the Folder to Create the Embossed look, I really love the Faux Mother Of Pearl Look, and a Stunning Sentiment from JustRite, a Truly Beautiful Clean White Card, Extremely Elegant, Awesome Christmas Card I really hope you don't tire of making Christmas Cards for a while, as I love all the great idea's, I love the Messy Bow and the smaller Pearl Embellishments and the wonderful Iced Snow Sue thank you so very much for every thing you bring to us, I just adore your Cards.
love from Sam x

Nanny Jo said...

BRRRRR!!! So frosty!! :) it's lovely, Sue. Jo x

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, enjoyed the video with my breakfast this morning. What an elegant card, white on white looks so elegant. I have the leaf set you used but hadn't thought of using the pine in white!! So thank you for the idea, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another wonderfully inspiring Christmas card. Thank you for sharing.
Can't wait to watch the demo.
Veronique L

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I will be watching the video later,work has to come first. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. This card looks stunning, and that's without the full faux mother of pearl effect that I can't pick up on my screen! Love the way you made the branches white, so different. Really stunning. Please keep up the Christmas cards. Take care.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is stunning, I have all these components, so I will definitely be trying this one, I especially love the glittered fir branches, and they look so effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, clean, special n stunning. Love it. Will watch the video later n can't wait. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the MOP background and fir branches - lovely card yet again - thanks
Rgs
Clare W

Micky French said...

Lovely card Sue, just gonna make a cup of tea then will watch the demo. xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Up with the lark this morning LOL!
Needed some painkillers, so thought I'd have a look at your lovely card for today, and found its a Video which I will watch later.
I like the look of this card but don't have all the Dies so I must improvise!
LoveMarg

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue, What a stunning card, Love the frosted fir branches, this card looks so elegant. I really must give this one a try.
Take care, love Brenda xxx

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card. Will definitely have a try at it. Will watch later.
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful make today, love it, truly wow

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunner. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

snowqueen62 said...

What a beautiful card. A definite "must try this one" love the frosty branches.
Hugs Sue x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is exquisite. And better still, I've got all the dies/stamps so if I've got time, a very lucky person will get a similar one - mine won't look as good as yours.
Thank you for the video which explains the techniques so well. And, of course, thank you for sharing.
Have a very good day
Hugs, Rose

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful gift today. So seasonal and how can you fail to please all with white/white.
I love the format and a big thank you for today's tips/techniques.
Back to making more C.cards this morning. Nearly finished them.
Janet x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card I love white at Christmas really special one this thankyou for the inspiration.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! A white on white card today. This looks so frosty and wintery, and so classy and elegant !! A truly beautiful card Sue. You are so talented. I love it all. I have the fir branch dies but usually make them in green. I use a white sticky sheet, then peel it off and cover with green polished silk glitter. I will have a go at making white ones, covering them with white glitter for a frosty Christmas look. I have this sentiment but not this shaped bauble die. I have others I can use instead. I do not have the white dabbers or the silver one so will make my own version. Please, Please, Please try to bring us some soft silver card just like your beautiful gold one. I use the gold on almost every project I make !! Keep the christmas cards coming. Thank you Sue for more wonderful inspiration. Lots of love Tres x x x

Kate, sending you lots of love and best wishes. I am thinking of you today, Tres x x x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Fabulous card. Its the essence of a frosty morning.
Will grab a coffee and watch the video.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I am so glad you include the photographs to show all the beautiful detail that this stunning card has to offer. It is such a beautiful card and i love the pine branches, they look so real at the top of the card. The cosmic shimmer crunchy snow looks so real, its like the frost has come just to firm up the snow and give it the crystallised look. The new size of pearl buttons look just right with your bow, finishing off this stunning masterpiece. Thank you Sue,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue,

What a beautiful card Sue. Love it! You come up with such wonderful ideas. I think that I must have been at the back of the queue when these were given out. Keep them coming as I still have Christmas cards to make. Hugs Pauline A x

gwen70 said...

Oh Sue this is gorgeous , I love it

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card for a special person
just love it and will watch the video for your expert tuition
Hugs
Carol x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love white on white cards xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card and great video, loving the frosty branches.
Donna Jones

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - I love love love this card. Have always loved white on white and the touch of silver just adds more, Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and your talent. Helen xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, this would be a card for somebody special. Will watch video later.
Lydia
X

hollyberry said...

Looks beautiful,like a good old fashioned Christmas card.

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card will watch video properly later
Audrey x

TOB said...

Wow this is beautiful. Lovely techniques used love the fir branches and of course the messy bow. hugs x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful. I love the fir branches and the whole card is just gorgeous.

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is beautiful ,crisp and clean lines.
Marion H

Anne Crawford said...

WOW! What a Special Card ! I have just watched the video ( which is great) and although I don't have the same dies I can't wait to go upstairs to my craft room and have a go at this , just LOVE it!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
So so beautiful, I love everything about it
Best wishes, Par

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card and enjoyable video. Thank you. kind regards Joanne K x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

What an absolutely beautiful card today's it. I shall definitely have a go at this one. not to sure if I have any dies that are this shape, so I will have to use another one.

Anonymous said...

This card is brilliant Sue. So Christmassy. Love white cards. Love the video. Many thanks for all your time. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

iReneM said...

Oooh, gorgeous, Sue!
An idea for my friend.
Great video tut - again :)
Thank you
x

Brenda Hanlon said...

Wow! I love this one. Will watch the video after work.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful classy christmas card. Love watching you on the video explaining the techniques. It makes it easier to craft along.
Alison B. x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card today definately
one to try, since I still have some to do
this will certainly be one.
nancyd xx

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
There is not much you can say about to-days card and video other than........WOW! x

hotpotato said...

wow stunning card.

Jean Z said...

Very beautiful card Sue, such a pretty Christmas card love Jean Z xx

nattyboots said...

Beautiful just beautiful
Elaine H X

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
A STUNNING CARD AGAIN.JUST LOVE
WHITE ON WHITE.

Beryl Treble said...

A beautiful card.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

This is an amazing card and it really gives the impression of winter. I just love it when you use some of the older foundation dies like Grand Labels 1 because I'm ashamed to say mine hasn't been used in a while. I'm off to watch the video now, so thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh my word today's card really blew me away!...and with your fabulous video....it's definitely a must do. Exquisitely stunning!!

Love Sheila xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, WOW what more can I say, I adore your cards and this one is no exception. It is what a Chrsitmas card is all about, off to watch the video to learn from the master. Take care, Jess x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning that's the only word for it. Off to watch the video for my master class.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

darcydaydream said...

What a stunning Christmas card. Thank you for the video.
love from Christine in Darcy.....xx

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue, such a beautiful card I will try this for some of my special cards. So elegant the white on white. Crafty hugs Ann x

Gillian xXx said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

Card looks absolutely gorgeous Sue, rich and elegant. I can't wait to watch video tonight as this is definitely one of my special makes for this year.
ValC xx

Mac Mable said...

This is such a pretty card. Another one I shall have to make for Christmas..Just when I thought I was coming to the end! Thanks for sharing x

Clare said...

Beautiful card. I'll watch the video when I've got a bit more time later to see the technique, it looks like a must try.

Clare x

Lacelady said...

Positively chilly! What a beautiful card.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning Christmas card. Beautiful white on white with silver. Thanks for the video.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!, the branches look frosty and crunchy! Thank you for sharing. May I put in a request for 6x6 card samples as this is my favourite size to make. Maybe do a "smaller sized cards" Monday!! Just a thought...

Pinky said...

Morning Sue. Thanks again for my 15 min fix and mandatory coffee break!
Think this one is absolutely beautiful, especially the pine fronds. Also thought YOU were looking particularly pretty today - the top, the necklace and the hair!!! Hope that's not too personal!! Off to the grindstone now. Vicki x

Cee Bee said...

Gorgeous card sue, feels like proper Christmas all snowy and icy and cold
Off to watch the video
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Maryann Laursen said...

What an awesome card here again Sue. I just LOVE white on white cards and this is just so elegant and gorgeous, that I almost lost my breath. I love this one.

sue simonson said...

The techniques are so unique, I love the way the card turned out, I so look forward to your video's, what a great inspiration, this one is a winner.

lynda said...

WOW absolutely gorgeous card Sue I love white on white
Cards the background is stunning this is such an elegant card love love it.A brilliant video too .....
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely stunning card Sue. X HAPPY CRAFTING.

Jill Liddle said...

Very different

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW WOW, this card is gorgeous so crisp and icy, love the faux mother of pearl effect, you are a marvel. The video is fantastic, thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

greendragon said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty Christmas card.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue - thank you for the video. Pat x

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful, will have to catch-up with the video later but I know I'll enjoy it :)

Emma Burns said...

Simply Stunning xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

There's something magical about a white on white card. Enjoyed the video immensely and had a little smile to myself because I have just bought the Grand Labels One and the 2011 Ornaments. The Fall Foliage I bought a few weeks ago, but haven't yet used. It's like you read my mind!
Sue

Susan White said...

Love the white and silver theme - just beautiful Sue!

Vie Carter said...

Simply beautiful, nothing more to say - lovely

Vie
x

Eemeli said...

Fab-ulous creation! Love all the white on white 's and those frosted fir branches are total knockouts. Very festive and elegant.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Stunning white on white card!! Love the frosted pine branches, actually love all of the card! Will try embossing with the dies in now. Thank you for the video, it helps explain so much.

cmu said...

Clean, stylish and sophisticate! Well done. x

Myra said...

Oh Sue,
You've done it again! What an elegant card! I love white on white, particularly at Christmas time! Have watched the video, and taken notes!! Love the mother of pearl effect . Thank you once again. What a neat messy bow!!
Love Myra

Jeannie said...

I love this elegant and refined card. Christmas is tradionally filled with colour but a card like this would really stand out. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas.
Jeannie E.

Heather said...

Love this card. Can't believe how many of these video demo's you've done Sue. You are really spoiling us! The branch is great - must add this set to my wish list.

Jane said...

Love white on white Beautiful card.

Jane xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, My favourite white on white. Love the new techie with the paint etc. Went onto JS site for a spending spree, but most of the items I don't have are out of stock! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. Stunning card u really do spoil us with all these georgeous creations. Do u ever get crafters block? Lol
Love Tracy in killie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This looks fab - can't wait to get home and take a look at the video instructions.
Beverley W

hazel said...

Hi Sue
WOW now this is a very Special Christmas card. Have watched the Video and will watch again while making the card, it's like having you Craft along with me.Just the proper card to make on a snowy night
Take care Sue
Hazel G x

Janice K said...

This is stunning! Thank you for the great tutorial, love the faux mother of pearl technique and will HAVE to try it for myself. x

sharon said...

Good evening Sue
I love this frosty offering. The mother of pearl technique is so different to the norm and I'm looking forward to trying it. I must get the fir foliage as it makes such a lovely addition to any Christmas card.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card today!! I just love those fir brances....& probably so do many others because they are out of stock!! I REALLY want them!! Love Sam xxx

Shazza said...

stunning card, love the fauz mother of pearl technique and those branches x

Paper Junkie said...

This is a very special card and I know just the person who would love it - my sister. X

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Your cards always amaze me Sue, you are one really talented lady! Thank you soooo much for the wonderful tutorials and the inspiration too
Hugs Julie x

Annie said...

Stunning card, Sue. Can't wait to watch the demo to see how you do it. Just back from work and will put my feet up and watch you!
Hugs Annie

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card. I went on to the buy now shop but the items I wanted were out of stock, but because I loved the card I managed to buy similar items elsewhere because it is such a stunning card. Hopefully I can achieve a similar effect.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Hi Kate
I have been thinking of you today. I hope everything went as well as they could, I know how you feel as I lost 2 really close friends within 8 weeks of each other. Every day will get a little easier, and the good memories will become more often. God bless

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the white look .Laura O

magpie said...

Oh Sue, this is lushessness! Gorgeous Mother of Pearl. Love the video on how to do this and love the fir branches. Just beautiful and, if I remember, will have go...! Thank you Sue for it all xx Good luck everyone in the Wednesday giveaway! Talking of which, that was another gorgeous card made in the lovely wedgewood blue. I do love that colour. xx Love Karen xx

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, I just love this card. I haven't watched the video yet so have no idea about how you've created the faux mother of pearl effect but I must give it a try when I watch the video. It is such a clean looking yet striking card. Thank you for sharing it.

Craftihappiness to you, love from Pearl

Dorothy Fox said...

great video and I just love the card x

JILL033 said...

Hi Sue
Another fantastic card & fabulous technique.
Crafty hugs
Jill x

Happy Nana said...

Another great card Sue. You're a natural for the camera.

Margaret said...

Good evening Sue
This is such a beautiful card, so crisp, clean and delicate looking.
A real jewel in the Christmas crown, love it.
Margaret corgi owner

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
This is such a gorgeous card. White on White is so elegant. Lovely textures.
Best wishes
Anne O

Jean Johnston said...

A beautiful wintry, frosty, sparkly effect. I will be trying this one out for sure.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, I think you can definitely say today's card is a great big hit , it's beautiful has a wintery , frosty texture to it the White on White is just exquisite absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much the videos are all fab.
Hugs
Jean D

lilysmum said...

What a stunning card Sue. I shall definitely be trying this one for those special Christmas cards. Hugs, Theresa. x

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Lindsay Martin said...

beautiful, the fir branches are gorgeous and give it a real winter look xx

Karen said...

White on white is one of my favourites.
The card is stunning as always
Luv
Karen xx

englishrose897 said...

Another lovely card.

kath said...

Love the bauble design cards very eligant sue this is my style for this year x

Gail said...

Another stunner xx luv it xx GailT xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
I THINK I GOT TO TRY THIS IT LOOKS SO FAB AND SPARKLY..... PERFECT FOR CHRISTMAS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Sandy H said...

This is so pretty.

Jane M said...

Love this card, it's so beautiful. Will have to give the mother of pearl idea a go, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Christmas card Excellent video
Denise Hancock X

Helen Barker said...

Stunning.Would have to be for someone special.The fir branches are gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Jan Ltc said...

Another stunner Sue. Thanks for the tut xx Jan

mags said...

A stunning card Sue.
Mags
x

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue! Really love your white cards!!!

YorkieSue said...

Love this card! Got the bits to make something similar :-) Really enjoyed and learned from all your videos. Thanks for sharing. SueH in SE London

Diane Mortimer said...

Fantastic card, love the simple elegance, anyone would love to receive this.
Diane from Glasgow xx

Julie Hasell said...

wow wow wow this is beautiful has given me inspiration to have a go won't be as good as yours lol but will have fun giving it a try xx