Saturday, 28 December 2013

You Are On My Mind

Hi crafters!  This card shows a different way to use your stamps to create unique background looks.  I started with the Lavish Corner background by Justrite Stamps.  Using the Picket Fence Distress stain, I dabbed it all over the background stamp.  This gives you a less defined look to your stamps than say a dye ink or even a heat embossed image, but none the less useful.   I stamped it on black card for a sort of faux chalkboard look to it. On any other colour card, it would look very much like a water coloured background.  Next I cut it into three strip and mounted it with foam on a piece of white card (I did leave a small edge of the black card around the image so it looks as if it was matted with black before cutting into threes).  Next I stamped my sentiment from the What Defines Us set and used the pretty flourish under it.  I cut it out with the Vintage Labels Six die set.  I cut a frame for it using two sizes in the Vintage Labels Five in Ruby Red card.  I cut an inside frame for it using the next size down in the set and cutting it from black card.  I mounted it with foam pieces over the sentiment.  I accented the card with some melted flowers made from white silky crush ribbon leftover pieces, topped with a black pearl in the centres.  I added a small bow tied from black jute twine and scattered the flowers across the card in a diagonal.  The card was finished with a red mat, then a double white pierced mat and some flatback pearls.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

A real stunner, smart and elegant. I love it. Glad you are feeling a little better Steph, take it easy.

Julye said...

very elegant card thank you for sharing

Jan.moogie said...

An elegant card Sue, with a little adaptation could be a valentine card. xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love this stamp it's another to go on my 'I need' list. I love everything about today's card it would suitable for a variety of occasions.
Hugs x
Heather T

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Anonymous said...

Oops! Forgot to say hope your feeling better Steph
Hugs x
Heather T

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you quite dramatic colours.As Jan says a good Valentine card, take care Kitty

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue, and all the crafty crew, another lovely and elegant card to delight the recipient!!
Had a very strange day yesterday at the Hospital my son has suspected viral meningitis so I am sending warm wishes especially to Lancashire Steph!! and hoping you are feeling much better and stronger today and back to your normal self!!
Cameeli xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - like the chalkboard effect - must try this - and the 3 panels technique.
Clare W

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card love the background very effective.
Amanda x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card love the background very effective.
Amanda x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the background the colour are great

TDQ Karen said...

Love this card, I really like the distressed feel to it.

nannapat said...

What a clever idea with the background Sue and I like the way you have left the black border so that it looks like a mat. Very elegant card and, as others have said, it could be used for so many different occasions. Pat x

Micky French said...

Love this card, it looks very regal.The flowers are so cute too

Hugs Michelle xxxx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the way you have done that background

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I know that I'm going to be in the minority today but today's gift is a little too dark for me in the colour scheme.
I can see the elegance in the format and I cannot see anyone being disappointed in receiving today's gift but I would love to see it done in different colours.
Had a good day yesterday in catching up on my bday card list - I used your famous 'rocket ship' Sue for a little boy who is going to be seven - had great fun doing it too.
Janet x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love the background but my eye is constantly drawn to the red frame. Best wishes to Cameeli and her son.
Ang x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, another real stunner for us all and love it. Have a great day.

Love June

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue - I love this card - stamping is still proving one of my downfalls it just never looks right. Although maybe doing it as three panels may be better. Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue.
Love the panelling on this card and the flowers are a delight.
Love Val x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue quite a striking card in red and black. The sentiment and font are beautiful. Best wishes to Cameeli and son and Steph and all who are not too well.x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card. Love everything, the sentiment and florish are lovely and have gone on my wish list! Best wishes to Cameeli and her son. Take care.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Stamping with the picket fence distress stain is genius! Must try this. The flowers are soooooooo cute! Thank you for sharing.

gwen70 said...

A real beauty, I love it

Anonymous said...

Touch of the ooh la la about this Sue, love the colourway. Panels always look great, but I have to beware the jaunty angles when the tape grabs too quickly!! Like Helen, stamping not my forte - should practise more. Always admire your expertise.
Hope you have a better day, Steph.

'P' in Wales

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Love this card what a fabulou idea to use the distress stains for stamping backgrounds I really like this looks like chalk board.
The little flowers are so pretty thankyou for your inspiration.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

marg said...

Good Morning Sue !
I hope you are well and enjoying the
I am getting quite into the Blackboard look, and especially on the Lilac which you did on TV.
As I got the Snowcap and Picket Fence... I will play with those!
I have this background stamp on order can't wait to try this card Sue!

karenlotty said...

I love the pop of red around the sentiment & to cut the background into three is another "why didn't I think of that" moment. You really do inspire us Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a pretty card. Love the background, the ruby red frame and the crushed silk ribbon flowers. A resultant hit from me.
Beverley W

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW another stunning card could be used for many occasions
Carol x

Marion said...

Hi sue a very classy looking card and the red part just lift's it.the flower's are locely.
Marion H

Marion said...

Hi that should have been lovely.
Marion H

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful and elegant, love the background. Bx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the effect of this card. The red really pops. I don't have this stamp but sure I could improvise.

I had a really large mirror fall off the wall last night, so spent ages clearing up tiny bits of glass, I do hope that is not ' seven years bad luck'.

Love Rosemarie xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A very striking card - great composition and colours.
Hugs, Rose

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card! Would make a lovely Valentine card.
Gail C x

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue
Another really beautiful card I am already thinking of other colour ways thinking blue and silver perhaps.
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this technique is great. Loved it when I saw you demonstrate it on C&C. Finished card is lovely. Best wishes

Sonia Jones said...

As everyone has already said, a truly striking card! But like many others stamping is not my forte! Although I do keep trying! Hugs Sonia x

Hope all is ok with Carmeeli's son. Sending them both hugs Sonia x

Janice K said...

A beautiful card which is 'forcing' me to add the Lavish Corner background stamp to my wish list!! x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the design of today's card, but not sure about the red, me eyes seem to focus only on that panel.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the design of today's card, but not sure about the red, me eyes seem to focus only on that panel.

Joan D said...

You have certainly brought out the elegance Sue, such a stunning card. Hopefully I'll be able to get my crafting started again today, after the family depart at lunchtime. X x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a very different look, it looks like metal even! Very regal. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, great card, very elegant and perfect for the next big card day Valentine's day.
X Ros

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

I love the detail in this card ,
And i hope you are feeling better today
Take care
Elaine H X

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful card here again Sue. I just so love the beautiful flowers you´ve added to it, they give such a light feel to it, and looks amazing.

Unknown said...

Interesting Card, love the stamping and the panel effect, can't wait to get back to normal and get back into my craft room.

TOB said...

Classy card with gorgeous colours. Not sure if it shows up on the screen as good as I'm sure it looks in reality. have a good weekend. hugsx

Jane said...

This card is amazing beautiful.

Jane xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , I love this card also the colours are very nice love Jean Zelei xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Sue. I love black, white and red colour combo.
Denise Hancock X

Jill Liddle said...

Different, but still lovely.

Kate's Cards said...

Most elegant.

Unknown said...

Very striking effect love the colours.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card sue love the colours xx hazel

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card today !! I really like the new lavish corners background stamp and I am considering putting it on my new wish list !! There are however some other craft items that are higher up the list though !! I love the sort of chalk board effect you have done with it. I made a card with another justrite background stamp cut into three panels and I was very pleased with the results. It is a great technique to do, if, like me you prefer to make 8 inch square cards. You can matt and layer the panels to fit the card perfectly. I love the colours you have used Sue. I am still not sure about the the new JR shaped dies though. I prefer some of the SB label ones. Your little silky crush ribbon flowers look so pretty and cute and I like your little jute bow to !!
Lancashire Steph I hope you feel better soon.
Cameeli I do hope your son is ok. Sending you all my love and best wishes.
To Sue and everyone I hope you all have a good day today. Lots of love Tres x x x

hotpotato said...

not sure about this card Sue.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and I love the background stamping and the way you left a black border around it
Best wishes, Pat

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very elegant card
definately a must try to replicate
one we can but try.
I received my stampset that I won in
last in last weeks draw thanks very much Sue you can never have to
many flourishes. Hope Cameeli's son
gets better soon I had meningitis
when I was seven and was one of the
first to get treated with penicilin
I am now 68 and none the worse for
ware so keep your chin up Cameeli
I'm sure he'll be fine.
Nancyd xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, nice card but not on my favourite list. Hugs, Carol S.xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful and elegant card.
Gr Elly

Glenharon said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Well with a bit of a chance we might have a better day today up in Costa del Glenochil. The sun is trying to make an appearance but is getting met with stiff competition from the clouds and mist.
Anyway now the weather forecast has been done for central Scotland, i can get down todays offering from our friends' wonderous hands. It's different Sue and shows just how creative you are. Think it will take me a few looks to see all that is going on with todays' card. I do think that i would make it with a normal ink pad as i just can't get into the distressed gizmos at all.
Beverley i will swap you carrots for mince pies. I think my lot it was the village that i was getting carrots for before they are rationed. Three and a half bags (big ones that hold about 20 each) still left going to a free home. There is only so much lentil soul you can make and even pureeing them for all the babies that seem to have pop up or out this year couldn't handle this lot.
Steph i hope you are feeling a bit better this morning flower as Crohns doesn't have knock the stuffing out of you when it decides it's going to play up. I hope it is just a wee blip so that you can have a great Hogmannay and New Year.
Hope it is good where ever you might be today fellow Wilsonettes,
see you tomorrow hopefully.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, great card this morning love the delicate flowers. Sally

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, not too sure about this one, colours are a bit dark for me, sorry! Maybe another combination would be better for me. Take care everyone, Jess

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card love the colours and the background is just gorgeous.
Hope you have a good day,take care Love Brenda xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue love the flowers. x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, lovely rich card today, xx

hollyberry said...

Love the background on this card and the card itself is stunning.

Victoria said...

Another winner Sue. Jute and melted flowers - wonderful combo. Great colour combo too - so striking.

nzillingworth said...


Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this effect, so pretty.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

magpie said...

WoW! Love the background chalk effect Sue and the 3 panel reminder..... again! I love the swirls in the sentiment..I do love those flourishes...will have to get some of those! Like how you have made a border around the stamped background. The only thing I would change for myself is use a smaller die in the red card focal point. Have a great day Sue and everybody and hoping those who are poorly get better soon xx Love Karen xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning! Stunning! Stunning! triptiche!! Love the colours too.
Hugs to those who are not feeling too good and those who have loved ones that are poorly too, hope things improve for you all very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. love the colours.


Tina said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, the background is fab. It has an elegant Moulin rouge look about it. A really cheery card.

Cameeli, I send all the best of wishes to you and your son for a speedy recovery.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Gail said...

Gorgeous card yet again and I luv the chalkboard effect xx GailT xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Very elegant in the black, white and red.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, An elegant card, love this technique the background is stunning. Ribbon flowers and jute so pretty.
Lancashire Steph hope you are feeling better.
Cameeli hope you son is OK, love and hugs to you both.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Beryl said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the colour combination. I hope your son is on the mend Cameeli.Also hope you're feeling a bit better Steph.

CraftyJo said...

Stunning card Sue, love the colours.

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
What a stunning card, I am blown away with the cards I have missed and saved them all in my "Sue" file on my pc, been adding to it for years now, LOL, hope you had a great Christmas, and Happy New Year to you sweetie xxxVick
my YTChannels vixcrafts & saturatedcanary

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

A bit different for you today. Hope Steph is feeling a lot better.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Wacki Macky said...

A lovely card today Sue, would be good as a Valentine card I think - yes we must start thinking away from Christmas now musn't we? Although I have just planned a couple of cards while I was putting away the Christmas card stuff from this year. I'll get them cut out later today and packed away with the card stuff ready for next year. I'll probably have forgotten the idea by the time I start Christmas card making for 2014, so best to do it while I remember eh?

I love the way you make the flowers from left over crush ribbon I'll have to give it a try.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Unknown said...

Just gorgeous Sue
Carol B

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card today. Lovely colour combination and versatile. Kind regards Joanne K x

Eemeli said...

Fantastic choice of colors and I really like the 3-tiled creation. Very elegant overall.


Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I am in the minority I know but today's card not one of my favourites. I like aspects of it just not the colour combination - just too bright for me!

Do trust you are feeling a little better today Steph. Have been thinking about you.

Also Cameeli trust your son is a bit better today. Try not to worry to much - easier said than done !

Love to all,

Ali B said...

Hi SUe,
LOvely card. Very adaptable to different occasions.
Alison B. x

Hellma said...

Good Morning Sue, another little beauty today

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card although I too am not too keen on the colours - I am more of a pastel girl. Must give the ribbon flowers a go one day and hope I don't set fire to the ribbon! Best wishes to all those feeling unwell today. xx

Unknown said...

Stunning love that little pop of red.
Helen Bx said...

Hi Sue - the red frame on this is a bit bold for me - think I would prefer a soft silver or grey, but the effect of the daubers on the stamp is really pretty. Thanks, Susan

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Red and Black makes such a statement on a card. I made my nephews and my Daughters Christmas cards in red and black and they loved them
Love the tiled effect and the little flowers finish the card off beautifully
Take care Sue
Hazel G x

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue

Anonymous said...

From me to YOU Cameeli this card says it all. To all Wilsonettes here today - thank you. Do you ALL realise what special friends you have become since I unlocked the door to Mrs W.W's blog (Wonderful Wilson). Nowhere at all have I found such lovely ladies to drive insane, and that is all down to you Sue, its your fault I send everyone running and screaming ! Have to lay the blame somewhere : ) how can you 'love' without knowing or meeting anyone, but I do, you are all so lovely and caring - who ever vomits cleans up themselves !!
I almost got back into my craft space today (still might yet) was looking through your tutorials Sue, and was soooo close to 'accquiring' Mr Lancashire's shaving foam to have a go making a background, but then realised Id not got a big enough plastic storage box to play in, so my mucky play can wait for a day or so ! I really should be re-making a few cards I sold at the last fair I did, clean out of neutral baby cards, but Im thinking of spending my vouchers on the new set Kim used on her 1st show with Sue so that's a 'not today' reason.
Im really looking forward to trying (being the operative word) all these fifferent idea's Sue has given us, that is if I can stop my addiction to adhesive paper - oh my word, if I could self adhere Mr Lancashires bowling ball head and diamond sparkle it I would as its such a pretty thing to do, I love it : ) I dont think he'd appreciate it though ! I have so many exciting things to try that you have shown us lucky Wilsonettes, and when I've treated myself with the craft vouchers etc there will be NO stopping me ! Dread to think of the fuddles I'll get into - head to toe in extra strong tape, foam where it shouldnt be, oh my word : 0
Well Sue, you have given your faithfull Wilsonettes another beautiful card today, and I cant wait to see what you have for us tomorrow.
Sending Saturday smiles to you all.
Love n hugs.
Lancashire Steph xx

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card!! Love the pop of red! Would love to see the background done in a video!! Like the different dies you used for the sentiment.
Hugs, Karen

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Sorry, but this is not my favourite card although I would still be happy to receive it! Camelids, hope your son has a quick recovery and pleased to hear that you're feeling much better lancashire Steph.

Lynda's craft's said...

Lancashire Steph I am pleased you are feeling much better & just love reading your waffle you do make me smile brightens up my day but sorry Steph after Sue's card :0)).
Camelids wishing your son a speedy recovery stay strong

Sue you have given us another stunning card today I love the red & black colour combo the red just pops out, also love the background is gorgeous, as Karen said I would also love to see this done in a video.
Wishing you a lovely weekend Sue
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Wilsonettes you all take care see you all tomorrow

Craftetter said...

Lovely card Sue. Could you also show some of the samples from the Mandela Single stamps you used on C&C a couple of months ago?

Craftetter said...

Lovely card Sue. Could you also show some of the samples from the Mandela Single stamps you used on C&C a couple of months ago?

Unknown said...

Another brill card, love the flowers, cant believe they are just made by heating up ribbon !! Best wishes to all that are feeling under the weather.

Lacelady said...

Hi, Sue, how nice of you to have me on your mind, it's been my Golden Wedding Anniversary today, so I've been out celebrating for the day - still couldn't miss coming here to see your card of the day!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

A real stunner today and the red really pops. I love this stamp and it's gone to the top of my birthday list. my list didn't get much shorter over Christmas I'm afraid. I've cooked for 12 today and the last of my visitors have just gone. Dinner was supposed to be at 12.30 but haven't been feeling to good with a cold, so put it back to 5.00pm so I could take my time. Cameeli hope you son gets better soon. Off to finish the drying up now as my partner has just started to finish the mound of washing up we had.

janet said...

Like yesterday, a really striking card but all the black you use worries me -I hope it doesn't mean that you are not happy deep down? That would be so sad.
I loved the butterfly card earlier in the week -now that was really cheerful and uplifting in the dark days of winter.
Janet (in Kent)

janet said...

Like yesterday, a really striking card but all the black you use worries me -I hope it doesn't mean that you are not happy deep down? That would be so sad.
I loved the butterfly card earlier in the week -now that was really cheerful and uplifting in the dark days of winter.
Janet (in Kent)

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, Great card Sue love the background stamp and the lovely silky crush flowers .
Jean D

Cameeli hope your sons feeling better and Steph glad your having a better day xx

Anonymous said...

Striking card. Love the melted ribbon flowers.

Sandy H said...

Striking card. Love the melted ribbon flowers.

Vie Carter said...

Love the layout and concept but a little too dark for me, and I am not a red fan - would love it in pastels


Yorkie girl said...

Hi Su
I am playing catch up with all your postings
I must say all the cards are fantastic and the one today is no exception. A truly beautiful card
You Take Care Sue
Theresa x

Unknown said...


Diane from Glasgow xx