Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Emboss Your Edges

Hello crafters!  Today's video focuses on doing some embossing rather than cutting with your dies.  The Gemini dies look fabulous this way so I am using this video to show that off!  I hope you can take the time to watch it.

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 The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Heather Rogers said...

A very elegant card today Sue. I look forward to seeing the video.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Very nice card today, this is a technique I often forget about
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, and great video. Take care Kitty.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,,
I just LOVE this, will watch the video in "depth" later.
I am sure to learn where I am making the little mistakes.
Have a good day

Patricia xxx

Hazel said...

Good morning Sue, this looks interesting I think I will have to sit and watch the video when I get time, as today's card is lovely. I like to get as much use out of my dies. Hazel x

Julie Elli said...

Pretty card Sue. I love the lacey edge. Thanks for the video. Great technique. Big hug
Julie e

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card using a great technique that I must remember! Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is another beautiful card, very elegant. This is why i love watching your videos as i often forget to use my dies in this way. Thanks for all your great hints,tips and techniques.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, love the embossed edge, and as I got the die just before Christmas, definitely one I can try. Will watch the video a bit later. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Rosie said...

Great card and video. Like the emphasis on embossing the die and the way you have combined different elements.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very chic and elegant card. It's great to have another way to use your fabulous dies. Thanks for sharing.
Keep warm every one, it's a chilly day today!

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, one I feel I could attempt to re-create as I havd most of the dies.


Maria Illsley said...

A beautiful card I will watch the demo later xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue - another great card - will watch video later with a coffee once chores done!
Clare W

Anonymous said...

I wasn't sure about this card when I first looked, but really sold on the idea now I have watched the video. Love the technique - thanks Sue.

Anonymous said...

Good morning all. A elegant card today Sue look forward to video. JJx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you so much for today's gift. As you say definitely one which can be done for those pesky males in our lives that can be so awkward.
Simple it may be but very striking and you have made my mind up for me re which of those dainty dies to buy. I've been trying to decide since your last launch. I love your colour pallet today; muted tones which show the results of the embossing so well.

Norah- Good for Kirsten! I'm definitely with her re having priorities on get their home sorted first and then look to having the luxuries (in those I count such things a extra tv stations etc). Well done Kirsten.

Very frosty morning at the moment but frosty or not it's the first big monthly market of the year

in Corbigny today so we cannot miss it as we'll not get to February's as we leave before it's date. Looking forward to having a wander around and at this time of year it's only the locals and a few who have second homes here. Have my shopping list at the ready.

I hope that all the gales have now settled for you all in the UK and that you've not had any damage.

To all in pain or suffering from whatever I hope your days get better soon. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Jacquie said...

This is beautiful Sue, I do forget the dies can be used to emboss, we always seem to look at them as dies first lol!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

CHERYL brown said...

I don't always remember to use the dies for embossing, so this is a lovely way to remind me. Thank you Sue. Today's card is gorgeous. Hugs xxx

Elaine said...

Wow beautiful Sue x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very elegant.

Eemeli said...

Morning Sue. Very elegant card today. The outcome with the technique looks very
nice, I will watch the video once I have a mug of coffee with me.

Have a great day!


Glennis said...

This is lovely - so elegant too!

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Will watch later, really need a cup of tea!
I love embossing makes a card look so Elegant!
Take care
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

This is really my kind of card. Will watch the video later.

Anne (Northampton)

hazel young said...

Pretty card Sue xx hazel

Pam said...

Beautiful card Sue, looking forward to watching video.
Steph, hope all went well yesterday and that you are not too tired today. You are always in my thoughts.
Hugs all round, especially Cameeli and baby Mason.

Caroljsmith said...

What a stunning card sue love the embossing .

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Very elegant card today ...as you said it could be a man card too. Great video love how you can change your dies around.
Hugs to all those who need them and hope your days get better very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Jill Berg said...

Love the gemini die - the card is is beautiful and the video was also well worth the watch

June said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a brilliant card today, you make it look so easy Sue, I will try the embossing this way.

Have a great Tuesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Morning sue what a beautiful card I love the design. So I'm off to watch the video to see what I can learn.
Take care xxx

Debs xxxx

Anonymous said...

Really like this card, Sue, and particularly the embossed edge over the striped card - really effective.
Glad you made the tag symmetrical, was going a bit OCD again !! Thanks for another great video.

'P' in Wales

carol edwards said...

Pretty and elegant card Sue. Great video showing not to forget to use dies in other ways. Love how you show attention to the little details and noticed the little corner edges at the top look elegant too x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue and fellow crafters,
What a lovely card, I will watch the video later, I never try and emboss with my dies I must give it a try.
Gail C x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and great video! I forget you can just emboss, i have that die so another one to try! Thanks for sharing with us. Love Jean xxx

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

A beautiful card as usual.


Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue,

A beautiful card as usual.


Muriel Kelly said...

Beautiful simple elegant card suitable for any occasion and really enjoyed the video too

Muriel x

DMJ said...

I keep forget to just emboss, Sue, the card is lovely,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

I've already tried this technique with my Geminis - you get a very classy look with minimal effort...and I'm hoping you've got more Gems for us in the design pipeline...lol


TDQ Karen said...

Very timely reminder, love embossed look on my cards x

Maryann Laursen said...

It looks really great, and is such an awesome way to get a new look again with what we already have. Your card here is fantastic as usual.

evis said...

Hi Sue.
An interesting and lovely card. Will watch the video later today.
Evis M.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card off to
watch video now.
Nancyd xx

Janet k said...

Morning Sue, a very elegant and relatively easy card, I love it, must order a couple of dies first before I can make it, love Janet k xx

carol quinn said...

really effective sue...so beautiful

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really elegant card today. Love the Gemini dies. This is a lovely idea will have to go and try this. Video was so easy to understand. Thanks again Sue. Hugs Heather.x

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Morning Sue
Great card, very elegant and regal!! and I will look forward to watching the video later in the day.

Have a nice day everyone.

Cameeli xx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely, elegant card Sue. I am definitely going to have a go at the embossing. Thank you.Xx

sonja_w said...

Very simply but elegant card. Thank you for the tutorial, will definitely give this a go. xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous video and card you've treated us to today your always so generous with your hints and tips so thank you for that. Although I have tried this method I keep forgetting that you can just emboss and don't have to cut to get a beautiful effect. I love your Gemini sets of dies they are amazing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossed edges

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love using this die, off to watch the video now

SHARICA said...

Fab Card .. xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A very classy looking card. Love the design in the centre. Off to get coffee and watch the video.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I have been using the frame from the New York Times Square to emboss on some of my cards recently and am so pleased with the result. Your card today gives another great idea for embossing and as I have to make a man's card this week I shall be making one of these. The video is very helpful - thank you so much for sharing all your brilliant ideas and tips. Best wishes

auscrafts said...

lovely card, and great video

Diane said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today and yes thank you for the reminder that we can just emboss with our dies, this one is so pretty. Haven't got any of these dies yet! Have a great day. Love Diane G xxx
Steph hope you survived the journey yesterday and are not too tired today xxx

Margaret corgi owner said...

Good morning Sue and everyone

Such a beautiful card so very rich and elegant looking love this one too.

I shall catch the video later as there is a busy day ahead, so I shall have something to look forward to this evening and learn how to improve my techniques.

Take care everyone have a good day.
Margaret corgi owner

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, like everyone I forget that we can emboss with our dies as well.
Will watch video later. Take care everyone, Jess x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW this card is stunning - very elegant - love it.
Will watch the video later
Carol x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love it . love Jean Z xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue love this card no big bow taking over.
i have the die you embossed with but didnt think to use it that way .loved the video and will be giving it ago.
Marion H

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue looks so easy to make and so elegant to look at. Thanks for sharing x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, another stunning card today! Must do more embossing with dies - such a good look!
Thanks for all those wonderful tips!
Janette x

Anne Crawford said...

A very elegant card suitable for male or female and so quick to make ( if only I had those dies, more for the wish list! ) and another great Video!
Love and hugs to all xo

hollyberry said...

Love the card and forgotten about this technique,thank you.

barbiepinkfairy said...

Really like this one Sue, will watch video later.

Norah nice to have you back xxx

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card sue love it I will watch the vidio later look forward to that I think a lot of people forget about embossing me included love to all
June xxxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and great video, thank you. Don't have any of the Gemini dies yet!!
Maria Alder hope you're ok you've been missing for a few days
Hugs and best wishes everyone

val jones said...

Fantastic card Sue. I love the touch of striped card. Will watch later.
Love Val in Spain x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic video and technique!
Card looks stunning and would look great in any colour.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Lorna D

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A classy card today, love the focal point.
Will watch video later.

TOB said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Great for any occasion.Great video as always.
Well what a start to today, my second lot of x rays on my shoulder show something as well so now have to have ultrasound, I have a possible rotator cuff tear which might require surgery.
Hugs to all who need one. Theresa xx

Maureen Killen said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
What a great card. I've some men's birthday cards to make for February so watch this space. The video is so explanatory, thank you.
TOB - good luck with the ultrasound.
I hope everyone who is poorly has as good a day as they can xx.

Jeannie Butt said...

Stunning card i love it,i watched the video and i am going to give it a go.

Thank you Sue

Lots of love
Jeannie Newton

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card.

Yvonne bennett said...

Just watched the video sue excellent as always. Will try this later today as I have just purchased the dies. I am absolutely loving the new edgers dies . Than you take care xx yvonne

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Great card. Love how it's so different. X

Cazzie D said...

Morning Sue
Today's card really works for me. Just love the look. You make me laugh though when you say in the video it will take just a few minutes to make. That would take me ages to do from scratch - I must be such a slow crafter. Lol. Caz x

Kate's Cards said...

Sounds intriguing, will watch later.

Nina Spear said...

Morning Sue
Very nice, very classic!
Nina x

tandy said...

HI Sue
A beautiful card. I will watch video later if my head settles. I have been in bed for the past two days shouldn't of gone out in the wind on Saturday. Norah lovely to see you back you have been greatly missed. Love and hugs to all.

Lesley Thomas said...

I always forget that I can emboss the dies too, so thank you for the reminder.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

As you said a nice, simple card. I agree it would be very appropriate as a male card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Beryl Frost said...

Hi Sue I like this card today and I must download the tutorial to see how its done. Beryl xx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
a really beautiful card and easy to make...
Rolf xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, lovely CAS card today and straightforward video. Sadly I don't have any of these dies :-( but I do have lots of others :-) so may be able to adapt the design.

Several heavy snow showers this morning but the sun is shining at the moment so hopefully it won't get the chance to lie for too long.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful elegant card today so useful for either male or female thankyou for the inspiration much needed at the mo. Video is great thankyou.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. So elegant and chic looking. Thanks for the video.

Vie Carter said...

This card is very elegant and could be used for many occasions

I will have a go at making one of these today, love the look of this


Joanna Dickson said...

Good morning Sue
I always love watching your videos and today's was no exception. The finished card had a real classic look. Like you say fab for either sex, but I do lean towards the masculine element.
I am so happy with all of my recent collection, they cut beautifully even centura pearl which it my ultimate favourite card stock to use.
Thanks for sharing.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card and another inspiring video thank you so much, I always enjoy your videos they give me confidence to think - yes I can try that. LOL
Sorry didn't leave a message yesterday, your card was stunning. Was at daughters looking after children and as I said before her Internet is rubbish, by the time we returned home I was only fit for bed.
Thank you for all your inspiring ideas, take care, love Brenda xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very elegant.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

Black and coconut white and stripe paper to match a perfect combination for a perfect card video is very good

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card, plain and simple.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love it. Looks simple to make also will look at video later.



Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card - love it. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, I'll certainly watch the video at the earliest opportunity to see just how it's done :)

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Afternoon Sue and all lovely Wilsonettes. After the most horrible day yesterday, spent this morning resting and lovingly mounting my new dies on my fab bargain of 6 A4 magnetic sheets for 5.00 so they are all looking safe and well now ready to enjoy. I have SO much to learn about using my dies so will watch your tutorial for this gorgeous card when Mr L takes lady 4 paws out in a little while, can always concentrate better when its quiet !!
Thank you for your video tutorials my brain seems to absorb the tips and techniques so much better ( must be an age thing ) !! Poor old soul lol.
Hoping your time at market was enjoyable Janet, it must be so lovely.
Oh Theresa, you poor thing, I do hope you are not suffering to much, im sending very gentle hugs to you today.
To all our friends here under the weather or feeling low please take as many comforting hugs as you need.
Hoping Mason has settled well at home Cam and bringing you all love and joy.
Leaving you all with lots of love this cold January day.
Lancashire Steph xx

IVY Cheong said...

Love black and white combinations. It's an elegant card.


Ivy L xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another technique that we all forget we can do. Thanks for reminding us about it. You've made a lovely card using one of the Gemini dies. I have the Lyra so will certainly be giving this a try. Hugs to all in need of one today.

craftynanna said...

Beautiful card Sue the design and colour are lovely and the video is very easy to follow, many thank you's, hugs to all Johanna.

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue ... Happy crafting.. x

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, will watch the video in comfort when I get home from work! Hugs, Karen x

Swiftycrafter said...

lovely card Sue, and would just as well in more girly colours,
Lynne x

nzillingworth said...


scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous embossing Sue, love this card and the Gemini collection!

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! I love the hint of pattern paper behind the die cuts! A great masculine card too! TFS!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue, a very elegant card today and I agree with Barbara when she said it would make a very good masculine card. I quite often forget that the dies can be used for embossing only when needed. I think I need to go and play :). As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Lunasdatter said...


Anonymous said...

Love the card today Sue, will watch the video later, have theis border die and it is great. Craftihappiness to everyone and love from Macky.

terrie said...

Very elegant card...I would agree that it could go either for a male or female...
I like how you combined sereval dies to make this card.
Well done Sue

Gail Chase said...

My computer isn't cooperating today, so I didn't get to watch the video, I will try again later. I haven't tried using the dies to emboss yet, so this one is very interesting to me. I love when you present a card we can use for the men in our lives, as I always have trouble coming up with any ideas. Thank you, Gail

Janice Robinson said...

Great video Sue

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great card today. Love the Gemini dies and I really like how you have just used this to emboss with. I never remember to do this, must get into the habit of trying this. Having said that, when I have tried, it always seems to cut as well!!
TOB, good luck with the ultrasound and hope you're not in too much pain. It must be awful for you. Steph, hope yesterday wasn't too bad.
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today Sue and I really enjoyed watching your video. I must try some embossing again as I already have enough colours to start a shop!
Thank you for reminding me.
Lesley S x

Janice K said...

A great video. Super card that has reminded me to look again at my dies and try just embossing them for a different look, thank you for the inspiration.x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I love the embossing technique with the dies, but it's something I forget about doing.

Thanks for the video and sharing you wonderful inspiration.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Very appealing.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is such a beautiful card. Thank you for the video. Enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs Jackie

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

What a lovely card. The embossed edge is beautiful and with the hint of colour really stands out. Very pretty without being over fussy.

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi sue

Very elegant card today, colour combo is lovely.

I will watch the video later this evening, looking forward to it!

Kind regards to all

Tina XX

Lynda's craft's said...

A very good afternoon Sue & Wilsonettes,
A gorgeous card suitable for any occasion. Thank you Sue for reminding me about embossing our die's. I really enjoyed the video as Steph said it is so much easier watching the techniques rather than reading them.
Love & Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Theresa ( TOB ) good luck with your ultrasound appointment thinking of you & sending you gentle Hugs & love Lynda xx

Posted a new card today on my blog today.
Big Hug's to Sandra,Margaret corgi owner,Maria A,MyraP,Hazel,Patricia,Wheelybad,Yorkilass,Steph,
Cameeil,Tina E,Tandy,Tres, Lynne M,TOB Theresa,Jean D,Gail C,Sheila G,Lindsay,Pam,,Norah
& all Wilsonettes love Lynda xx

Jen Rey said...

Sue, this is a gorgeous card! Love the technique and colors you used! Thanks for sharing!

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue My Dear Friend,
First I Wish To Say I'm Truly Sorry For Not Commenting Yesterday But I was ill In Bed Once Again, The Card From Yesterday Was Very Beautiful.
The Video Today Was Really Great Very Informative Thank You For Going Through The Tips And Techniques In Such A Detailed Way, I Loved How You Embossed The Edge Of Your Card And Just Added A Touch Of Distress Ink To Highlight It I Also Liked The Tip Where You Showed Us How To Create The Tag I've Seen You Do This Before But I Always Enjoy Watching This, I Loved All The Dies That You Used, Sue Thank You For Sharing Your Awesome Card I Loved The Colours You Chose For Your Card, I Appreciate Everything You Do.
Sue Take Care
Love And Hugs
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All That Comment On Our Sue's Awesome Blog I Hope Your All Keeping Well!

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
I love today's elegant card and the video showing us the techniques and reminding us to emboss not just cut with our dies , thank you Sue xxx hugs

Crafty hugs to all wilsonettes
Hugs Jean D xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card looks lovely, and the embossing is beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Bit late today, loved the video, it was very informative as ever. Particularly liked the embossing, like everyone else it's something I often forget about. Today's card is really elegant and I can imagine using something like it for a "Men's" card, they are really so difficult, especially for someone like me who loves flowers, bling and bows.

Yorkie Lass, thank you for yesterday's hugs, really appreciate them.
Craftynanna, Ros and Theresa(TOB) gentle hugs for you.
Wheely Bad, wish I had your cushion!!
Sam Smithard, hope you are feeling a bit better.
Love and hugs to all

pinky said...

Brilliant tutorial, thanks very much. The finished card is gorgeous.

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card great video
Denise X

Theresa Pace said...

love it. the kind of colours i really go for. great use of the dies, hugs xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm a bit late again! Not my fault today. We have had Internet connection problems and so just managed to check in now!
Haven't seen the video as yet as this seems to be a step too far for this delicate connection but will try later.
The card is lovely and uses the die my friend gave me as part of my Christmas present.
I have been really getting into Pinterest and it is lovely to have somewhere to readily access favourite cards.
Hope you are well, Sue and having some relaxation.
Love to you and all on the blog!
Myra P xxx
Ps keep forgetting to add that P !!!

camelot67 said...

Evening Sue,

Love the card! Love the video! Thanks for sharing this. Enjoy what's left of your evening
Margaret A.

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Really enjoyed your video. The card is beautiful and your right it can be used for a male card something i always struggle with
Thanks for sharing
Take care
Hazel G XX

Laura O' Connor said...

fab card ,looks stunning ,Laura O

Dawn Holben said...

Very elegant card and I love the embossed pattern.
When I first saw the dies you were going to use I thought this was going to be fiddly but I am relieved it looks easy thanks to your wonderful video.

Gail said...

gorgeous card and luv how the die has embossed - got to go and look at my dies now to see which ones I can play with to achieve this affect xx luv it xx GailT xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue simply stunning card love the embossed edge technique, i need this edge die! xxx crafty hugs Helen Terry xxx

Angela (UK) said...

Lovely card Sue, thanks for sharing the video x

nannapat said...

Fabulous card and great video. Thank you Sue. Pat x

Jean said...

Your cards are amazing!

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Heeeey. I have this die collection - cant wait to use it. Thank you. Oh and I love the card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, a lovely elegant card. Loved the video,

Di B x

Sandy H said...

Lovely card. Great video. Must try this one as I've recently got these dies.
Take care everyone.

Darlene4527 said...

Thanks for the video. This is one technique I have to try yet.

Karen Drew said...

Lovely elegant card. Embossing with my dies is now on my "to do" list!
Karen xx

Karen Knight said...

Hi Sue,

I know I left a comment yesterday, but having just watched the video I had to say I chuckled when you said "you can do this with a little off cut you might have" don't we all have boxes of them!!! Hugs Karen, x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today & I love the colour combo you have used.
All your dies are so pretty & especially the Gemini dies as they make such pretty borders as you have shown on many occasions.

Just going to watch the video with my nice hot cuppa...

Crafty Hugs
Haze xx

Jan Ltc said...

Love this elegant card xx Jan

Jan Ltc said...

Love this elegant card xx Jan

julie laz said...

Hi sue, wow wow B E A U T I F U L card crafty hugs Julie xx