Saturday, 24 May 2014

Nothing So Strong

Hello crafters!  I love this technique and use it quite often.  It's triple stamping and if you haven't tried it, hopefully I will inspire you to give it a go.  For today's card, I used the flower from the Stitched Flowers by Justrite.  I selected three different colours of cards for my three panels.  I have used milk card for the smallest one, then taupe card, then chestnut card for the largest back panel.  I secure them into place with a piece of sticky tape between them, then stamped all over with my stamp inked with Black Archival.  You won't be able to get the ink to go across the edges of the card without leaving a small void, but don't worry, it doesn't matter.  After you are finished stamping, carefully take the layers apart and cut black mat layers for each one.  This will cover the gap in the stamping and set each panel off nicely.  Reassemble them adding foam mounting tape between the layers for dimension.   I simply used an Antique Linen distress marker to colour the edges of the flowers, keeping it very simple and in the same neutral colour tones.  I can easily imagine this done on white card and coloured with some pretty vibrant colours too.  For the centre focal element, I stamped the tag from the set in black  and cut it out with the matching die.  I inked it with Antique Linen before removing it from the die.  I stamped it again, added the sentiment, thee cut it out with the smaller die in the set and mounted it on top with foam for dimension.  I stamped a single flower, coloured it and cut it out by hand.  I added a button to the middle with some Bakers Twine and added it to the corner of the top panel.  I finished the card with a double mat of milk card and added a pierced edge to the upper mat.  Finished dimensions are 8" x 8 1/4" in size.

Now for the winner of the Wednesday card giveaway.  This week's winner is:

Carole Zorzo!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Lovely card, very pretty, Congrats to Carole. Love to all on the blog, Janet have a great time. Julie take care of that eye. Hugs to all.

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card, and a little different this time - I must make my version of this. Perhaps I will attempt this today as the weather looks poor so we can't get out in the garden
Pat x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you lovely card I remember you demonstrated this technique on one of your shows, it is brilliant . congratulations to carole. Have a good weekend all take care Kitty

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Just checked back on yesterday's posts and mine appears to have disappeared into cyberspace, but I loved everything about the card Sue, especially the half embossing. The triple stamping looks great, yet another Sue Wilson technique that I must have a try at.
Steph have a wonderful time in York, hope the weather inland is better than here on the coast. Hugs to all in pain.
Sue xxx

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card today! Tried this technique when you used it before and must have another go! Perfect weather for staying in and crafting.
Happy holiday weekend everyone
Marion B xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous this is a technique I must try. Congratulations to Carole. Have a great weekend. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

SUEperb card today Sue!! What an effective technique!!! WOW!! I may try it with masculine stamps
It' so different to any design I've seen. Thank you, thank you.Mabex

dreamer said...

Hello Sue loved the stitched flowers , great idea to triple the card, the colours are really great they go together very well , smashing card again Regards Wendy

Rosie said...

Great technique. I certainly intend to use it!

Leanne said...

Pretty card.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue Todays card is beautiful
I have not tried this technique but I am going to give it ago. As it looks so affective. So when Ive done it i'll send you a photo. So take care Sue xxx

Debs A

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Good morning Sue, very pretty card and the stitched flowers are so cute!!
Congratulations to Carole. Janet hope your eye improves.
A mixed bag for the weather over the weekend but hope you find a little joy and magic whatever you are doing!!
I will be seeing my son and his lovely wife tomorrow, as they are back from their honeymoon in the Bahamas, so I am really looking forward to that...
Have a great Day and hugs all round!!

Cameeli xxx

sonja_w said...

Love this technique and will give this a try for sure. Thank you for sharing x

TDQ Karen said...

Really lovely effect, and those stamps are brilliant, great card. Congratulations to Carole xx

Jean Johnston said...

What an intriguing technique. It really is eye-catching and I think will be good for masculine cards too with a suitable stamp.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card-great idea for a male card using different stamps.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and Wilsonettes. Just a quick visit to say I love it. Great idea to use masculine stamps too for those awkward males !
Well done to Carol, congrats. Tina hope the wedding blessing goes ok and I shall be thinking of you hon. To those that need hugs - I have plenty.
Love you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Eemeli said...

Wow! Love the effect that color gets darker to the edges. Fabulous creation!


Karen said...

This is another one I must try. Great technique and agree would also look good in bright colours too. Wet here today so craft room here I come!!

Brooke b said...

Lovely card, great background and techniques used. Complimentary colour and love the tamps. xxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Really great cart Sue, I also like this technique.

Ivonka said...

Love this one - it's a little bit different. Xxxxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - I have never tried the triple stamping technique but I will. Wondered if I could ask you and Wilsonettes advice on something - A4 card storage – what’s the best way to store this? I have built a collection of various colours and types (plain and patterned) and it’s on a shelf of a bookcase, most in its original packaging comprising of cardboard boxes and clear plastic wrap but am finding I dont really know what I’ve got! Was thinking of getting it out of the packaging and filing it flat in a drawer unit in colours – plains together and patterns together within each drawer/colour. I am hoping this would make it more accessible and I could easily see what I have – but it’s alot of effort to sort if it doesn’t! Hence advice please would be welcomed. How do you store yours I wonder?..

Bit of a soggy start here to the Bank Holiday but it should get better later they say - so ironing calls yet again - it just never ends! Happy BH all
Clare W

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Love this card and the colours are so nice together. Love this technique. Will be in the "craft room" this afternoon and will be trying this. Thanks again Sue. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Heather.x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi. Fab card again today. Must try this technique - love it. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Linda28 said...

Ohhh, really like this card. Great for a man and could use other colours that are suitable for male cards. The stamp is now on my wish list. Have a great week end everyone. Linda.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very clever card. I love the way you have used mats to disguise the gaps in the stamping and the way you have graduated the colours with the layers. Fabulous. Thank you for sharing. Congratulations to Carole, lucky lady!
Hugs to all.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love this beautiful card. I have not tried this technique as yet but will be having a go later today.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Congratulations Carole, you lucky lady

Have a great day

Patricia xxx

englishrose897 said...

Good morning all.
Great card this morning. Stay dry everyone
Sally x

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tracy w said...

Hi sue
Great card today must try this technique out congrats to carol thanks Tracy w x

Alice G said...

This is a great technique. Really like this flower stamp but I can see so many versions of this for male or baby cards as well - just using a different stamp. Looks very professional. Thanks for a great card Sue.

Hugs Alice x

Alice G said...

This is a great technique. Really like this flower stamp but I can see so many versions of this for male or baby cards as well - just using a different stamp. Looks very professional. Thanks for a great card Sue.

Hugs Alice x

Alice G said...

This is a great technique. Really like this flower stamp but I can see so many versions of this for male or baby cards as well - just using a different stamp. Looks very professional. Thanks for a great card Sue.

Hugs Alice x

Alice G said...

This is a great technique. Really like this flower stamp but I can see so many versions of this for male or baby cards as well - just using a different stamp. Looks very professional. Thanks for a great card Sue.

Hugs Alice x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue and everyone, great card useful idea for lots of occasions. Saw you demo this one Sue and it is so effective . Congratulations to Carole Z. Enjoy the weekend all x

Hazel said...

Beautiful card Sue. Congratulation Carole, lucky you!!! Hazel x

Jan.moogie said...

Would like to try this technique an make a very girly card. Lovely card Sue.xx

Micky French said...

I love this card and will try out this technique.
Hugs to all
Michelle xxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card,beautiful flowers.
Gr Elly

Anne Crawford said...

Super Card, great idea to try for gents and thankyou cards , I remember seeing you demo this technique, but as usual unless I do it immediately I forget about it!
In Edinburgh for the weekend so will go to a Papercraft show on at Ingleston tomorrow, hope to find some interesting goodies!
Hugs to all xo

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card I really like this technique you have used and the clever little black matt to edge it must give this a try.

Bit dull here today fingers x'd it may brighten up later.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue, and everyone.
A gorgeous card again today and I love the triple stamping, and the colours!! Must give this a go. Congratulations to Carole.
Wishing you and all your Wilsonettes a happy,healthy, and stress free day! Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Superb card I have tried this technique and it turned out brilliantly. I thought it would be hard but it wasn't so thanks for the idea.
Congratulations to Carole.
Clare W I went to an office supplies shop and bought some sets of drawers. Sorted out all my cards into colours etc it took me a long time but it's so worth it. I have labels on the front of the drawers so when I need a particular colour I can get it easily. The only thing is I've had to add some more drawers because there are more colours coming out that I don't have but need. We'll blame Sue for that lol
Hugs x
Heather T

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this technique and must give it a go as it is so effective. Thanks for the reminder of how to do it, great card x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, not tried triple stamping before but will be having a try later, this would be great for a man using male themed stamps.
Congratulations to Carole.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this technique although not so keen on the colours used, but would do this in other colours. Like the small matt you've used to disguise the void.
Congrats to Carole - you lucky thing. Steph have a great time in York - one of my favourite cities. Tina hope all goes well - thinking of you. Love and hugs to everyone especially Pam, Gail,Tina,Norah,Steph,Lindsay and Lynne and to all fur babies out there. Love Alison xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Love that technique and will try it, keep forgetting about it - God knows why because it is so very versatile......
What a cute bow - nearly missed it!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Lilian said...

Lovely card, tried to do this but did not look good.
Best Wishes Lilian

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and technique. Love that flower stamp. I do have this set, must get down to some crafting and use them! Congratulations to Carole on winning your lovely card. Love Jean xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love your triple stamped cards and this one is another beauty : ) Love the subtle colours, I think the stamps are great and work so well when making this type of card. I hope you are having some decent weather and that you are not working too hard Sue : )
Pam, sending your daily hug : )
Hugs for all that need one including Tres, glad you are on the mend, and Julie laz, sorry to hear that your eyes are so bad, don't take any chances with them will you. Get the Doc to check them won't you.
Dawn Searle, thanks for telling us about the royal racing pigeons, so interesting to hear and also I love what other interests the Wilsonettes have : )
Congratulations to Carole, you will love your card : )
Sandra who lives in Carterton. Do you work in a shop etc in Witney as I'm sure I recognise your face? (I live in Southmoor)
Clare W, I don't have very much card and paper but what I do have I store in a small filing cabinet, each weight and colour range in a file. It works for me, at the moment.
Have a good long weekend everyone.
Take care.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is one that appears to have taken hours and hours to do but really is simple and a fantastic gift when you need one quickly.
I love the colours and will definitely be producing one in naturals and then perhaps pastels.
The weather here not looking too good but fingers crossed and best foot forward for a busy day ahead.
Take care everyone and see you tomorrow.
Janet x

Helen Kington said...

Morning Sue - I will be honest and say his is not my favourite card (each to their own) but I did see you do this technique before and I bought that die so I really must try and attempt to recreate something vaguely similar.
It is teeming with rain at the moment and my freshly groomed dog wants his morning walk. I'm not keen as we are going to a local dog show on Monday and I want him to look his best (always does in my eyes). Hope everyone has a good BH weekend and hugs and love to all. Helen xx

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today and a great technique I must give it a go. Hope you have a great weekend with your mum. Love Diane G xxxx
Clare fantastic idea to sort your card before it gets ruined. I store mine in A4 craft boxes which I have picked up at craft shows but I am sure you can get them on line. If you are looking for a set of draws that will last you a long time ikea do a lovely A4 size tall draw set that holds loads. I think it's called Alex . Reasonably priced and in cream so it looks good too. I hope this helps Diane x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I like the card but as I do not stamp would have to find something to substitute the stamping, the idea and colours would make an ideal male card.
Congratulations to Carole on winning the card lucky lady
Love and hugs to all
Happy crafting to all the Wilsonettes
Love Tina x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue great technique to produce a lovely card - must have a go at this
Denise X

Brenda Hanlon said...

I'm playing in my craft room today and I think this is just the thing to start on. Great technique Sue, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love this technique it looks really good. I don't have the stamp but I'm sure I could find another one to give it a go.
Beverley W

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Im sure I saw you demo this technique previously on TV and its very effective. Super card that I'll try in brighter colours methinks.
Clare W, I hadn't room for more drawers so I use A4 clear plastic hinged boxes from a 99p shop and larger ones from The Range. Hope that helps.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
A real wet start here today, I'm meeting up with friends off to see some crafting demos at a local crafting shop.
I like your card very much, it's not a technique I've used before, but thinking I will give it a go.
Gail C x

Sue from Wiltshire said...

I love this card very much and will def have a go.

Clare W - I store most of my card in the magazine storage boxes that sit side by side, depending on the height of the bookcase shelves they would fit neatly in a row.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I saw you do this sort of card and was very impressed. It is on my list of ones to try. It is so clever the way it draws the eye and makes you think it is just one image.
ClareW I store my card in A4 plastic boxes, can be bought on line. I label the end of the box with details, colour, weight etc. and then stack them on my shelf .

Love Rosemarie xx

Annie Pennington said...

Really clever technique Sue. As always, I admire your perfect layering:) xx Annie P

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue ...have a lovely weekend ..x

Marion said...

Hi Sue sorry this just dosnt do it for me.
Marion H

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue can't remember seeing this technique before, it really is something I must try, beautiful card as always

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I love the look of this card. I have tried this technique once but didn't get a very good result. After seeing today's card though I think I will try it again. Have a lovely weekend. Best wishes

Aspiring crafter said...

Love this card Sue.
I tried this technique after I saw you demo it on tv and thought how clever it was.
I love the colours and the stamp you have used-time to try it again!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card Sue different. love Jean Z xx

Craftysusan said...

Brilliant technique Sue and the card is really lovely. I wouldn't have thought of using 3 different colours of card in this way.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another great card, love this technique although I have not tried it yet. Well done on winning the card Carole. Have a great weekend everyone, although it looks a bit wet. Bx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a great card to do I think I must have a go at this myself so yes you have inspired me to have a go the colour combos you could do with it would be amazing to .. hugs to all who needs one take care have a great weekend .. sarah xx

doreenj said...

Love the idea of this card, but like some of the others, not the colours. Can see this idea, using different coloured papers!!
Congrats to Carole, too!!

Doreen x

Joan D said...

What a lovely sentiment,and oh how true. Have never tried triple stamping but it looks really effective. Must have a go. A very different card. Xx

Glennis said...

I love this technique - I must admit that I have not done it for a while though. It is always so effective

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, and I love this technique
Carol x

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Hi I have some a4 plastic boxes which you can get on ebay a 5pk is around 12.oo I also have a a4 filing cabinet which are a lot dearer but u can get them second hand I have all patterned in my clear boxes and plain in my filing unit hope that helps x

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, wow love this card, I'm itching to try it. Weather is going to be wet all day, so I know where I will be! Thank you for sharing, have a good weekend, love Janet x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, love this technique, must have a go at it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card for us today, I love this technique it really fools the eye that the resault is stunning.
Hope you're well, and not working to hard.

Congratulations Carol Z on being the Wednesday card winner.

Take care, love Brenda xxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love love the card I must get the flowers they make lovely cards thank you sue for your help love June congrats to the lucky lady. Love to all June xxxx

rachel said...

great technique - love the result - fabulous xx

lorraine taylor taylormadecards said...

Omg I am going to have to try this stamping technique, but instead of colouring in I will emboss them to give dimension and coloured card,
Not sure on your colour choice but I bet it looks lovely in true life lol
Dont you ever get crafters block?
Enjoy the bank holiday everyone not raining here and its quite warm (not sunny) so that means one thing for me gardening lol
Hugs all
Lorraine x

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue,
It's a very clever technique and a pretty card. I remember seeing you do this before but I haven't tried it yet. Today's the day though!
Congratulations to Carole, you are Zozo lucky!
I always come back to this site last thing at night to read what everyone has written and feel as though I'm getting to know you all, although I can't remember all the names without making a note of them - it's an age thing!! Have a good dry day everyone and don't work too hard Sue, hope your mum is wellxx

ang said...

Lovely card, not tried this technique , so will give it a go thank for fab daily inspiration angxx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I love going away but it's always good to be back...washer is on so now I can relax and read your blog.
Wonderful card today, I love the technique and yhe effect it gives so I must definitely give it a go.
Congratulations to Carole.

Love Sheila xx

Alison Couchman said...

Lovely card. Love the triple stamping but the graduated card colours make it for me.
Claire W. - like Sue from Wiltshire I use magazine files but I put them on a shelf laying down on their spines. I find I can see the colours more easily and it's easier to riffle through them to find what I want.
Decidedly soggy in Suffolk today so may 'have to' do some crafting.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Oh how clever, must have a go at this one.
Love Val in Spain x
Congrats to Carole.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue and the triple stamping gives a wonderful effect, I must give it a try.

Craftihappines to all, love from Pearl.

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue and the triple stamping gives a wonderful effect, I must give it a try.

Craftihappines to all, love from Pearl.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes like the card today not very good at stamping but might give this one a try. I have an older stamp that looks a lot like this one so I think it will be fine to give this technique a go. Weather not so good here today ( Larkhall in Scotland not far from Glasgow) overcast and looking very much as if it will rain. Hugs to all who need them today have a great weekend. Sophy n Gran

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. This is just the card for me. I've said that quite a lot lately but it really really is. Just a little bit of twine to set off the flower and that's fine. A great reminder of a great technique so many thanks as always. Hope you are having better weather than us in our poor corner of East Anglia. It's tipping it down and even the roses have had enough. xx Maggie (better with just a little bow)

hazel young said...

Fabulous card love the sentiment xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said..

Hi Sue, i find today's card very attractive. I think triple stamping is great - so useful, especially for male cards. So looking forward to some crafting this bank holiday weekend!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Thanks for another new technique for me to try.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I remember this technique from one of your shows and promised myself to try it. I haven't yet, but maybe this is the kick I need so if I get some quiet time this afternoon I definitely will give it a go.
Clare W - the bulk of my paper & card is stored in Really Useful Box towers but I also have several of the A4 fold flat boxes (the sort that 'pop' together) that you can get from shops like B & M (I think that is Wilkinsons in England) for my specialist card and these stack quite neatly on my shelves.
Congratulations to Carole on winning the Wednesday wonder.
Dry here in Central Scotland at the moment but windy and overcast so I am expecting rain before too long.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card would not have thought about using different coloured card. This a must try for me, as others have said, could be used for baby cards, men's cards etc.
Claire W, Ikea have narrow bookcases called Billy, they are just the right size for a4 paper and card and you can adjust the shelves yourself to make the most of the space. Hope this helps, take care everyone, Jess x

Sandra said...

Hi Sue & lovely blog ladies,
I love this card today, a great one for posting as it's not too embellished ! I think it's a great technique for everyone to have a go at too, you could do it with any stamp. Thanks Sue for reminding us of this technique, I hope that Florida is bathing you in sunshine, although we could bathe quite easily in the bank holiday weather here! It's raining, well it is here in Carterton anyway!
Congratulations Carole, it really does feel special to own one of Sue's masterpieces.
Clare W I keep my colour card in colour groups in plastic A4 boxes, I can see through the boxes for the colours I need, so you can just pull one off the shelf, it takes a good while to get your craft stash sorted conveniently, ribbon storage is one of my frustrations! Trouble is if things are shut away in drawers you forget you got them!
Mrs B, I don't work in Witney I'm afraid, the only place I have spent a lot of time at other than my home is the Nuffield Hospital in Oxford! Lol, we do often go into Witney though, so maybe we have crossed paths there, it would be lovely to bump into you though, I met Cameeli at Ally Pally and it was like bumping into an old friend, it was lovely!
I am pretty much stuck in the house 24/7 so chatting daily on Sue's blog is a lifeline really, feels nice to have so many friends!
Hugs to everyone,
Sandra xxxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
I was amazed when i first saw you do this technique Sue as it produces amazing results and so different. I think that using a simple stamp suitable for a man would make a very original man card as we are always having difficulty with their cards. I love the colour scheme that you have used and i have the flower stamp from the last time you used it, so i will have a go when i can see my diningroom table again, which at the moment is piled high with everything. Hubby decided he wanted all the things that i had at the side of the cupboards moved so he piled it and everything else out of the stairs cupboard on the table. Help!!! I don't know where to start first as the whole room is upside down now. And i don't have under stairs cupboard to myself no, i have to share it with all the things i bought for the wee lass bottom drawer. Tell me how can you fit things from 3 cupboards into one tiny space as that is what has happened and just don't know where to start. MEN, sometimes i don't know where they store their intelligence (with the exception of male crafters as they would understand).
Tina, have i hope a nice day at the blessing, please try and enjoy it like your dad would want you to. He is there with you in spirit and in your heart and mind. Sending you some support gentle hugs to help you get through the day.
Steph, have a lovely time in York. Anne, i will hopefully see you at the show tomorrow at the Highland Show ground, just look for a daft mad woman on a scooter with a Lilac WOW badge with Sue roses on it.
Well we have it dry at the moment so i hope that it continues. The brain is went on strike again so i will say bye for now and take care my dear friends. Sending gentle hugs to our more fragile friends who need that wee bit extra, remember we, your blog family are here in spirit and keyboard for you,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. another fantastic card
and technique really like when you do this one still haven't tried it yet
but will one day. Congrats. Carol.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. Take care. Claire

Angela Allen said...

Hi Sue
Very clever card today,very effective.
love Angela x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the card. Congratulations to Carole.

Kate's Cards said...

Very striking!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a fab card today !! I really love it, and I really love the colours too !! I love natural / neutral colours. ( Autumn colours, including shades of green are all my favourite colours.) As others have said, I think it would make a great card for a man using a male themed stamp instead. I definitely must try this great technique. With Fathers Day approaching next month, I have two Father's Day cards to make and a male Birthday card too, so today's card is very welcome !! I always have so many problems when it comes to making men's cards !! I am now thinking about the masculine stamps I have that I could use. Thank you Sue for sharing another great card with us today.
I hope you and your family are keeping well. Lots of love to you and your Mum today, love Tres x x x

To all the Wilsonettes, I hope everyone has a good day today and a lovely Bank Holiday weekend !! Lots of love Tres x x x

hollyberry said...

Elegant card,love the colours.Remember you demonstrating this technique on C&C and thought that it was great.Thank you for sharing.

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
This is such a lovely card today so pretty, I just love the shades you have created.

Many congratulations Carole something wonderful to treasure.

Tina I do hope all goes well and the weather holds up for Clare's Blessing today, thinking of you on this special day.xx

Steph hope you have a great time in York today with the hen party, your hat will be the best there I am quite sure, you enjoy. xx

Have a wonderful holiday weekend everyone, warm wishes and hugs to those who need them.

Margaret corgi owner

Theresa Pace said...

love, love love this. colours and technique are awesome. it's right up my street xx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, I Truly Love this Technique and
WOW "I Love this Card"
I can remember when you did a very similar technique on one of your Video Tutorial but using different Stamps and paper.
I Love The Chestnut and Milk Card Combination you've used, I have never tried this technique, I must give it a try as looking at this mornings Card, then watching the Video once again I think! I could achieve this?? May Be!!
I really Love The JustRite Stamp that you've used The Stitched Flowers (For me this set of Stamps when I first saw these, in the stores I thought NO! But When I see what you achieve with them has changed my mind) I Love the layering Fabulous Sentiment, Sue you Never Cease To Amaze Me With Your Fantastic Cards Your A True Artist And A Perfectionist.
Thank You for sharing, Thank You for the photograph shots they really do help me, I say it every day but I really mean Thank You for The Inspiration you give to me! and I'm sure many other's, Your Card Today is just Awesome I Love It.
Sue Take Great Care
Love and Hugs
From Sam x
To All Hugs: Congratulations to Carole Zorzo for winning The Fabulous Wednesday Giveaway Gift, I'm thrilled for you.
From Sam

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Sue, This is a very clever effect and will be trying it out. I am on my own time now, as I make cards for my church and have just finished 125 cards for Charity.
On a family holiday next week so have ordered plenty of sunshine, then I will be trying out my list of " to try".
Have a great weekend everyone.
X Ros

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Such Gorgeous colors and design , i just love this card
Take care
Elaine H X

Myra P said...

Hi Sue,
Hello all crafting friends!
I had forgotten about this technique Sue and it is so effective! I will definitely be giving it a try too. I don't have that stamp but will have a big search later on for a suitable candidate! I totally agree that it's a great idea for cards for men and children too. Maybe my older group of kids on Mondays could try this on Fathers Day cards. I will have to try it first - but providing I prepped them it may be possible! They love trying new things.
Clare W - storage of cardstock - all my card is in A4 boxes - well actually they are larger as you can get the card out without damaging it. Boxes are see through but labelled - pinks, blues/greens, etc. makes it easier to find quickly. Stacked on shelf above my craft table. Was really interested to read about drawer storage too. Sure that would be easier.
Dry here at the moment but not very bright.
Love to all and hope you have a good day whether crafting, gardening, or even trying to clear the dining room table, Norah! Hope Bouncy Castle stays dry!
Love Myra

Myra P said...

Oops! Congratulations to Carole! Love Myra

CraftyJo said...

I adore triple-time-stamping, such a great effect :)

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Yet another WOW. Have got this stamp so will certainly be trying this technique. Love it. Thank you.

Congrats to Carole. Lucky lady.

Have a lovely Bank Hol. everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Vanessa Lee said...

Hi Sue
Good to be home and attached to the blog again. Hoping your weather is better than I had in Indiana, lots of storms. I am going to try this technique this afternoon, I agree with many of the Wilsonettes it certainly opens up the opportunities for ever difficult male cards. The Justrite stitched flower is now at the top of the 'I need' list closely followed by the Applique flower stamps. Best wishes to all Wilsonettes and hugs for anyone in neeed
Vanessa x

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous card here Sue, and I agree, it´s a really fun technique to use and gives a fab result every time.

Susan White said...

Really like this effect and just love that stamp. Have promised myself I must use up some of the stash I have before I buy anything else, so it will have to stay on my wish list for a little longer...
Thanks, Susan x

Gail said...

I luv this technique, although I haven't used it yet but it is on my list of things to try xx GailT xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, the weather here is rubbish, so stay in the warm!! Love this card and the colours are perfect. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue and everyone,
A really wet horrible day today, so I can spend some time in my craft room. This is a very unusual way of stamping and I must try it. Congratulations Carole on winning the card giveaway this week. I received my card that I won last week and they are so much nicer in real life and it has pride of place in my craft room. Have a great weekend everyone.
Dawn Searle xxxx

SHARICA said...

Fab Card Today .. xx

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.I have tried triple stamping but has never turned out as good as this but will have another go and see what i was doing wrong
Take care
Hazel G x

jane stillman said...

I love the triple stamping technique and the colours on this card. Have a great weekend x

Barbara said...

Love the card, the Justrite stamps are so nice especially that flower. I haven't tried triple stamping yet but I like the effect. Just love the overall effect of the card, so pretty!!!

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely as always Sue, I did one I liar to this the other day, using Phill's dandelion clock die, I stamped the seeds flying off one corner of the card over all the layers, I will definitely have a go at doing it this way.
Congratulations carol on your card.
After havering got soaked through last night teaching I dressed myself far more appropriately this morning, but still got a drenching, so am now cuddled up with the dog with dry clothes trying to warm up yet again!,, hugs to all especially Alison, Lynne and the girls, Norah, Pam, Cameeli, Tres, and mostly Sue and your Mum for always being there for us all xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Hiya Sue and the Wilsonettes
I love the sentiment. It's very true and very wise and can apply to anyone male or female.
The colours are great too.
It's a rotten day here in Blackpool. I hope everyone is having the best weekend possible.
Lots of crafty love, Jo xx

nzillingworth said...


Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

This is a must try tonight, you are always thinking outside that box aren't you.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Terry Owen said...

Oh that's lovely and somewhat different. Very nice.
I made a card for mother inlaw as I said I would using your Spanish collection and she rang last night to tell my husband how beautiful it was.
So thank you lol xx

TOB said...

Fabulous technique, looks really great. Made flowers from Sues faux quilled leaves and Sue said they were amazing, they take a little time to make but worth it if you don't have the flower die. Weathers awful here, so craft beckons. Have a good weekend. Hugs to all Theresa xx

MYOB Girl said...

love it. great technique for male cards using stamps like clocks, sail boats, balloons etc. will def use in my scrapbook pages too! Julie NZ

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Very pretty card, I remember you demonstrating this technique on one of your shows, it is so effective and love the colours, the stamps are beautiful, I use them lots, will be giving this a try. Love and hugs to you and your Mom.
Hugs to Pam, Tres, Norah and Julie.
Step have a wonderful time in York, the sun is just peeking out, stay warm and enjoy yourself.
Lindsay hope the stallion heals and improves, hugs to the damp foals.
Lynne the fur babies are wise young things, hugs to you, Tilly and Cully.
Lynda they do not let us visit the dog but send us cute updates through the year, hugs to you, Annie and Bambi.
Janet hope the rain hold off and Happy Birthday to your great grand daughter.
Tina thinking of you on this special day, you Father will be looking over you, hugs to you and Claire.
Norah and Anne C have a great time tomorrow and hope you get to meet up.
Sandra hugs to you Bella and Milo, hope they are leaving the ribbon alone.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxxx

yorkielass said...

Oooops me again, forgot to say congratulations Carole on winning a treasure.
Hugs June xxx

hotpotato said...

A different card Sue, love the sentiment.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. Very effective. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Evelyn Sinclair said...

Hi Sue. Often wondered how this was done. Another must try. Laid up after knee surgery so looking forward to a week in the craft room!! Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn x

Joanne K said...

Hi a great card today. Hope you are having a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a great card, love the different coloured layers and the stamp is to die for hehe. So perfect having you here cuz whenever I lose my mojo all I have to do is look at the creations on your blog and off I go again. Thank you for being you x x lol lynne m x x x

Poochies up reaaaallllllly early this morning ( how I wish I had their energy) so I thought as hubby snoring loud enough to wake the whole street not just me 'n' poochies I'd take them for a walk and let him sleep. Well off we went and not too bad until on the way back started to rain and as I am vertically challenged ( in other words short) my legs wouldn't keep up with poochies. We arrived home with me looking like a drowned rat, dried off poochies and set about breakfast , hubby comes downstairs and asks if fur babies had a walk . Yes I said and its raining. Oh is it he replies !!!! nothing gets passed my eagle eyed hubby not even my dripping wet hair!!!!!. What can I say between hubby and fur babies I don't stand a chance. x x x

My friends here on the blog - sending you lol and hugs x x x Lynne, Tilly and Cully

Victoria said...

Another great technique. How do you think of them?!! It's a really pretty look and looks much more difficult than the instructions suggest.

Jayne S said...

Thanks for sharing tbis technique its definately one to try as the card is amazing .

karenlotty said...

Another great technique and not being a stamper (yet! I am trying) I think I could adapt it to my cdrom crafting It's really helped my mojo which is flagging at mo Congrats Carole

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Sorry i am a bit late today but enjoying a well earned break. I love the technique you have used it is so effective and very elegant.


In answer to your question I too found it a nuisance so I purchased 2 x 10 drawer plastic units A4 size with multicoloured drawers and I use one for card and the other along side for any embellishments, ribbons, gilding wax, beads, embossing powders and anything else that goes with that corresponding colour. So when I have a themed card to make I only need to pull out two drawers. I have never looked back.

If you want any further information you can get hold of me on heather

Congratulations to today's winner

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

lynda said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes this is a super card & a great technique I love the stamp but haven't got this so could try it with a stamp I have .love the colours you have used they go so well together.
Thank you Sue for all your wonderful tips & techniques.
Hope you still enjoying your time Sue with mom & family.
Love & hugs Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations Carole on winning a Sue masterpiece lucky lady.xx

Had a bad night again with Annie heavy rain & windy she was walking round the bedroom panting & shaking in all four paws so hubby got up with her at one o'clock & went down stairs not that it made her any better but at least me & Bambi got some sleep. Lynne we also got drenched this morning took pooches for walk up the big park was sunny when left hubby just had shirt on after 10 min into park it went very dark & down came the rain no shelter poor doggies & us also looked liked round rats.So sending You Tilly & Cully soggy wet hugs from Annie & Bambi & me xx

Sandra I just thought of you this morning winding all your ribbons up after Bella & Milo thought your craft room was there play room sending hugs xx

June shame you can't meet the dog you sponsor but still nise to get pictures & updates big hugs from Annie & Bambi & me xx

Tina hope your special day goes well hugs to you & Claire xx

Camille have a great time with your son & daughterinlaw hugs xx

Love & hugs to all Wilsonettes especially Pam.Tres,Nora. Steph have great hen party
Lynda xx

Janice K said...

A beautiful card, thank you for reminding me of this technique it's one I haven't tried for a while and so effective.x

GeeBee88 said...

Hi Sue Really love this card and the technique. Another one on my list of things to try! Gx

Lacelady said...

I've been out all day, but still had to come and see what you had been up to. Love this triple stamp technique! Congrats to the winner.

Chaffinch said...

I have heard you talk about triple stamping - now I understand what you mean!

Christine C said...

Hello Sue and Everyone.
This lovely card dazzled me this
morning when I had a quick look at it, I love the stitched flowers
they are so different.
I really really loved yesterdays
card Sue but could,nt comment
as our server had gone down [again]. Hope Everyone is ok from
Christine C and Ella

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Sue, I remember seeing you demo this technique on tv, and thought what a brilliant idea. The card is lovely.
Congratulations to Carole Z.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Blue Rose said...

What great technique, I will have to give it a go.

Disco Queen said...

Superfab card Sue! I love how the changing tones leads your eye to the centre of the card & your wonderful sentiment. Theresa x

Anonymous said...

Late for me, Sue, great triple stamping technique and love how the eye is deceived, sort of optical illusion. Great colours but personally would use other stamps. Must try this.
Well done, Carole - to win a Sue card is on my wish list (haven't got enough wants for a bucket!)
Clare W - all variations on a theme - my card is in 2 x 5 stacking office filing trays (in - out - pending if you get the drift) only trouble is they are open so I just put a sheet of copy paper on top to stop the dust (and I specialize in that!)

'P' in Wales

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Such a different card I don't think it would look as good if I tried it. Congratulations to Carole. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Love and hugs to everyone.

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! I loved this technique when you did a demo and as always you've given another "reminder" of techniques forgotten! I love the shades you have used and like you say can use any colour combination. I'm thinking it would look good in pale blue, yellow, pink, etc; As it's been said it can be done with different stamps especially for male cards. Thank you Sue xx
Congratulations Carol on winning the Wednesday card giveaway! It's even more gorgeous in real the whoop whoop dance!
Just to say sending hugs to the lovely yet sad Wilsonettes who need one today........xx Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

Sioux P said...

Sue absolutely love this card fab colours and thanks as always for the great inspiration and tutorial

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. This is a new technique to me, may give it a go tomorrow. I like the colours too. SueL x

Caron28 said...

Hello Sue. A very clever technique, must try it soon. xx

sued99 said...

Great card. I have tried this technique and it works really well.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue and everyone,

I have the stitched flower stamps but haven't used them yet , but will be trying today's card but I think in a more pastel shade of card , love the concept but a little dark for me . Thanks Sue,
Congrats to Carole !!

Love and hugs to all
Jean D xx

johanna from widnes said...

iv'e seen you do this tecnique on one of your shows sue and i thought it was lovely as is this card, i will try this as you have explained it so well love J congrats to this weeks winner

Beth T said...

Another lovely card--I can't wait to try it in several different colors Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Beautiful stamping. Love the colors.

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue, like the technique, but unfortunately not this particular stamp. I will have to try it out using one of my other Just Rite Stamps.

Congrats to Carole on winning the card.

I sympathise with all the other dog owners and fur babies who got caught in the rain today. I did too with my three!!
The things we do for love.........

Best Wishes to all,
Angela in S. Wales x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. You did another card like this i think it was a sunflower and i loved it then didn't have time to try it then but will give it ago this time. The colourway is lovely but i can see it in many colours. Congrats to the winner of your beautiful card. Hope the weather is been more kind to you over there than what it is here at the moment. Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise x

Sandy H said...

Love this technique. I tried it several months ago when you did a card coloured with distress inks in green shades. I don't do a lot of stamping but was pleased with my attempt.

Debra Denman said...

Another beautiful card Sue. Never seen one that isn't though. Great technique love the flower stamp
Contrast to Carole lucky lady
Debra x

greendragon said...

Love everything about this card - stamp, colours, sentiment and fab technique. Thanks Sue.

Muriel Kelly said...

The black layers between the stamped images is so neat. Colours great, another beautiful card.
Muriel x

Lorraine Freeman said...

Brilliant technique :)

Mary Burton said...

Hi Sue,
Love this design, defo going to try it out. I love this stamp set, it's so versatile, cute, funky, retro and fun.

Jane said...

Love the flowers o no another one to get lol.

Jane xx

terrie said...

I'm not into this color combo for myself...but the way you combined all of it together it turned out wonderful...
Well done Sue

Debra Denman said...

Hi Sue
I love this technique I have done it before with bright colour paints it looked like a firework display. I will give it a go with the stamp.
Have a fab weekend.
Debra x

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