Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Mica Letterpressed Background


Hi crafty friends!  Today's video shows how to do the letterpressing technique, but with mica powder instead of inks.  It is a bit softer and more subtle, but very pretty nonetheless.  I hope you enjoy watching it!





The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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137 comments:

Pam said...

Another beautiful card, always a good way to start my day. Love the Mica touch
Daily hugs to Melody, Francis and Molly, also Tracey, and anyone who needs a hug.
Have a good day

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card will catch video later.
Nancyd xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card and great video. Thank you so much.
Take care Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Another beautiful card, the mica letterpress is just lovely, as you said, very subtle
Muriel x

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, and great technique
Pat x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the video great technique thanks tracyw

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love doing letter press & with the mica powders it's lovely & delicate looking. Yvonne xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card with another lovely background.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card but will have to wait until after work to watch the video. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Lovely Sue,will have to have a go at this technique. JJxx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, so lacy and gorgeous!

Thank you.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone, off to work I go to earn some cash to buy Sue's lovely card making dies and stuff

Pearl x

marg said...

Hello Sue
This is a must to try.... looks gorgeous..... off to watch Video now to make sure I do it right!
Take care
Love Marg

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card with a lovely soft, delicate mica sheen. Thank you for the great tutorial.x

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card, will have to try this technique

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Must watch this video before I go to work.
Really pretty finish - it looks pearlised.
See there is a new die launch soon ..............oooo .... more money !
I've put a few on pre-order - launch is around 13th ladies so lots be more lovely stuff to get!
Have a good day out there everyone and take care.
Anne M xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very understate card Sue, love the soft sheen.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. I do enjoy using mica powders and they always look good for some reason!

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
Really pretty card such a lovely soft mica background sheen.
Beautiful....
Jan

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the frame and the subtle sheen of the mica powder. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today, I really like the mica powder in the background, give a very subtle shine, going to watch the video when hubby gets up.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very pretty. Mica powders add. Such an lovely sheen.
Jan
Northampton

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous card Sue! The mica makes such a difference to the background and the black looks great with the coconut milk card. Debra x

Aspiring crafter said...

Very pretty Sue and the mica is delicate and gives a lovely effect.
Have a great day,
XxRuth

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another gorgeous card today Sue. I love using mica powders used to use them to paint with but you've shown me another way of using them, thanks.
Have a lovely day all
Maggie

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card and I will look forward to watching the video later.
I have been missing from here since Thursday (explanation to follow), but I have just had a quick (very quick), look back at all the cards and as expected there is not one that I do not love.
I always find myself smiling when I see anything that you have created. You are most definitely the Van Gough of the crafting world. And as for your new dies - well - once again you have just excelled yourself with a collection that could turn a decent upstanding girl to a life of crime to finance her craving for a myriad of delights which is your new assortment of pure joy.
I am now thinking that it should be law that all things Sue Wilson should be available on the national health. How many names are needed on a petition to result in a discussion in parliament.
Had a very busy few days. Friday was spent preparing for the event of the year - our pyrotechnics event which would have been worthy of the Olympic opening ceremony. I spent much of Friday helping Jake collate a play list of music to accompany his display. Said playlist began with the music from Space Odyssey and the grand finale was Carmina Burana.
All was going swimmingly and well on Saturday until my mother in law went to hospital with my sister in law as she was feeling under the weather and was breathless. Long story cut very short - turns out she had had a heart attack earlier in the week and didn't know. She has been kept in indefinitely.
Yesterday she had an angiogram and heart scan and they inserted 3 stents, for now. There is a possibility she may need more. She has fluid on her lung which is what was the cause of the breathing difficulties.
Jake is incredibly close to his nan and was adamant that we should cancel the fireworks. He spoke to his nan and she insisted that he go ahead as she knew how much he had been looking forward to it and how much preparation and planning had taken place over the last few weeks.
Got to hand it to Jake - it was amazing and everybody who came (about 70 people) were bowled over and 'blown away' (pardon the pun)! It was a lovely evening with a chance to catch up with some good friends who we haven't seen for a while. Folks already asking if he will be doing another 'ceremony' next year. I think annually might be pushing it but every 2 years is a possibility.
Back to my mother in law. She has been told that she has got to make a lot of changes. The biggest one is to give up smoking. She has been a heavy smoker for years so this is going to prove a huge challenge requiring much support from us all.
I am going to see her this afternoon. I went to see her on Sunday afternoon so it will be interesting to see if there is an improvement since the stents were put in yesterday.
I will be honest and confess that I have yet to try and catch up on all comments.
The events of the last few days has been quite exhausting and I am not sure what my name is let alone what day it is. Lol!
Lots of love to everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely soft colours & I like the mica sheen
Thank you for the idea
Best wishes
Karen M

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Lovely card and the mica adds a subtle touch of sheen.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love your stunning card, so elegant.
Off as usual to watch and learn.
Have a great day
Patricia xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning. I am looking forward to watching the video later when I get back from work. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & lovely background technique.

Michele

Jan.moogie said...

Wow what a stunning card and fantastic video too. Thanks for sharing Sue, have a great day, hugs xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very beautiful and elegant card, I'm loving the addition of the rows of pearls, and I loved watching you make the frame, and also loved watching you attach the two borders and how they 'hold hands' with the frame. Great techniques and tips, thank you. I adore your double pierced dies, just wish that I could afford to buy them, they look stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lilian said...


Hi Sue, love this lovely soft looking card, have not used my mica powders in a while.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

hettygarlick said...

A classy card. I love the soft sheen of the mica powder.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx hazel

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another beautiful textured card x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card so pretty. love Jean Z xxxx

karenlotty said...

Looks stunning Will need to watch video later

Anne said...

The mica background is so effective, Sue. I must try it.

Anne (Northampton)

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card,love the mica sheen

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, very nice and textured!!! Just off to
watch video!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love your Noble dies and whenever they are included in a launch they are always my first purchase and it's no different this time. Today's card is gorgeous the background is so pretty. What a fabulous looking frame although I've done it with plain rectangle dies I haven't done it with my Nobke rectangle dies. Thanks for the tip regarding the positive and negative side of the embossing folder, that's something I always seem to struggle with.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card - love your techniques. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

nattyboots said...

Loving the mica look , makes a beautiful card .
Take Care Sue
Elaine H X

carol quinn said...

Stunning card

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card! Still have the video to watch.
Anne xo

dmjones said...

Another lovely technique!!



Doreen x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and a great video.
:-)
Lorna D

Wendy L said...

Going to try this technique today, but i,m going to try on black card as I think Mica stans out beautifully on blaxk. Gorgeous card too, xx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue, looking forward to seeing the video, always good to try something new, beautiful card

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, lovely subtle colours.
B xx

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful card, will watch the video later.

Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Anonymous said...

H9 Sue - Love the way you have used the mica powder on your embossing folder. The card is so elegant, love tone on tone and the hint of black just sets it off. Great video again showing how you use this pretty border and how to achieve a beautiful frame. Thank you so much, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Scottydog said...

A lovely card using a simple but effective technique, thanks Sue.
Hope everything went well yesterday Tracy.
Hope Francis is well enough to come home today Melody. Don't wear yourself out, you need to keep well!
Molly hope you get plenty of money on your birthday so you can buy all those dies!

sued99 said...

I shall be watching the video later and taking lots of notes about using mica powder. I was given some for my birthday and haven't had a clue what to do with them. Great card btw.

Marion said...

Hi Sue i enjoyed the video ,i have the border frame dies but not used
them yet so was pleased to see what to do with them.
also liked the background with the mica powder.
Marion H

sandy acland said...

Not one of my favorites but still pretty.

Sandy (tort)

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, love your mica background, so easy to do.
Might give this a try later after all the chores are done x

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card sue soooo clever and pretty thank you love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Chris Curry said...

A very gentle card Sue, very elegant. Thank you.Xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card and video today. I really love the sheen on the embossing folder using the mica powder.
Lesley S x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A gorgeous card, love the background. Will watch the video later.
Lydia
X

Sylvia Yates said...

Morning Sue. Such a lovely card again today. Love the effect of the mica
powder. I have them but seldom think of using them. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

weefortune said...

GM Sue stunning card, hugs Elaine x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. I really like this technique so looking forward to watching the video so I can give it a try. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card today. I really like this technique so looking forward to watching the video so I can give it a try. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. This mica letter pressing is so pretty and subtle. I feel a play in my craft room coming on !

Love Rosemarie x x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I'm off to watch the video now so I will see you tomorrow

Debs A xxx

SueJ said...

Lovely card and great video, thank you Sue.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A beautiful card. I enjoyed watching the video and will give the mica technique a try again.
Regards,
Evis M.

Kate's Cards said...

Love the mica background. xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, great card, love the mica powder letterpress,
I must confess to not using my mica powders for a while,
Thank you for reminding me about them, off to watch the video and learn.
Take care, Jess xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for a great video and a stunning card, love the subtle sheen of the mica powder

Molly hope you get lots of Sues dies for your birthday, hugs for you, your nan and Granda

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another stunning card. Love the letterpress technique it just gives the background a subtle sheen with the mica powders. The milk and black colours are very elegant with the focal feature been tone on tone very classy. Thanks for the video and showing how to put the configuration dies around the frame giving it a very pretty finishing touch.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, a rather cloudy day again and no doubt more rain due. Beautiful card this morning, love the background its gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card so pretty.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the mica technique.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card, the Mica background is beautiful, and the Configuration Die just finishes the card off
Wendyx

Arwen Perry said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card! I love the letterpress technique!
Short one from me today - going Shopping!!
First time in months!!!

auscrafts said...

Lovely card and great video

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
YES!!! Something for me to try out my mica powders on :). I've had the set for quite a while and haven't really made too much use for them apart from spritzing. I can't wait to see what effects I can produce with my embossing folders.
It's a beautiful card and the gold mica is very subtle and classy.
Warm and positive thoughts to everyone.
Bejay x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card
thanks for sharing
hugs sarah n xxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card - I really must try the letterpress technique.
Rosemary xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love the mica powder and this letterpressing technique. It is very subtle and yet adds such a lot to the background.
It's a truly beautiful card.
Hugs, Rose

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. The letterpressed background is beautiful and subtle. Thanks for your video.

Vie Carter said...

I love this card, so very clever in design

Vie
x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

What a lovely card and technique, as always.

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card,love the mica background.xx

CraftyJo said...

Looks lovely, can't wait to watch how it's done :)

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another 'pretty' card, just stunning and can see this with other colours of the mica powders.

TOB said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card as always. Love the letterpress look.
Hugs Theresa xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue
Great card - great video! The mica is lovely! I will be trying this one out ASAP!
Thank you,
Love to all, especially those for whom today is a real trial!
Lots of love,
Myra xxx,

Anonymous said...

So pretty...no surprise. Have a great day! Jan D., Florida, USA

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is such an elegant card, letter pressing always looks great. The layout is lovely as is the tonal colouring. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jean said...

Classy and elegant!

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning Sue. What a beautiful elegant card today. Thank you so much for the great video. It was so full of great information...from the gorgeous mica letterpress technique to creating the frame and using the Graceful Lace configuration die to make that frame look so elegant. The Bed of Roses EF is my absolute favorite.

Laine, you can say what you want but I will still insist that you're a gem.
Yvonne, I'm so glad your fireworks display was a huge success but was so sorry to hear about your Mother-in-law. Hope she is well soon and follows all of the doctor's orders.
Huge hugs to Molly, Melody, Francis, Tracy, Linda, Wheely Bad and everyone who is in need.

2015 has not been a very good year for me. I lost two of my best friends and my younger brother and then my oldest brother had a stroke. One of the friends I lost, Sandy, would have been 54 this week and she was all about celebrating life. So, tonight five other friends and I are going out to dinner to celebrate her birthday. I know that is something she would have wanted. Looking forward to being with the friends who loved her as much as I did.

Have a beautiful day everyone!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and I really like the mica letterpress technique. Your frames are gorgeous but sadly I do not own these dies - yet.

Yvonne G - I hope your MIL is feeling lots better now, the stents do a marvellous job (a friend has them) and it is amazing the difference they make.

Frances

terrie said...

A beautiful and lovely card...I like the feel of a Lacy and Victorian style...tfs
Well done Sue

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lovely tone on tone card today. Love the look of the mica and how it glows. Thank you for the video.

barbara macaskill said...

Sparkalisciously magnificent!! TFS!

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue, the colour is just perfect.

Yvonne, sorry to hear about your Mum in law and hope she will be out and about soon.

Love and hugs
Meg
xxxx

IVY Cheong said...

Just watched the video, a very lovely delicate card. Hugs, Ivy xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue over today's card, however, I'll have to watch the video tomorrow as I've had a really busy day between school and hospital. Off to the theatre this evening as well.

Anonymous said...

Really nice card, Sue, do like the mica letterpressing and great to see the noble fram. A lovely tone-on-tone card. Thanks as ever for the video.
Yvonne - poor MIL - hope she feels well soon and best of luck in quitting smoking, so hard after years of puffing away. Fireworks obviously v successful!
Jan, what a hard year for you. Enjoy your special dinner in memory of Sandy.
Hugs to all the poorly people and anyone having a tough time.

'P' in Wales

Dawn Holben said...

Stunning and gorgeous card today Sue, I love the letter pressing with the mica
background.
It gives such a subtle colour, I have the pierced rectangles and squares on my list for Santa so hope he remembers me this year, I have been good (Honest) lol
Thank you for the fab video too

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another beauty! Very elegant and sophisticated. Love the mica, it is so subtle, more so than gilding wax I think.
Daily hugs, thoughts and prayers to Melody, Francis and TracyXxx
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & friends
I love this card & the mica letter pressing is gorgeous so subtle but so elegegant
I have that embossing folder & love it. Haven't had a chance to watch video yet.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Special Hug's for Tracy Melody Francis Molly Tob Theresa WheelyBad Norah
your in my thoughts & Prayers & all in pain or just in need of a Hug xxx

Jan what a horrible year you have had, enjoy your special meal in memory of Sandy. Xx

Yvonne hope your MIL gets better very soon sending Healing Hug's xx

BETH & DEB C sending you both love & Hug's hope your both ok. Xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. I must use my Micro powders more often.

Diane said...

Hi a Sue
This us really beautiful, what a lovely technique . I found my mica powders today so will be having a play. I had to chuckle to myself Sue - it's that embossing folder again! Mind you I know why- it always looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Good morning Sue. Another beautiful card suitable for many occasions. I love the embossing technique and of course you can't go wrong with roses. I would love to receive a beautiful card like this...who wouldn't. Can't wait to see tomorrow's card!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautifully, elegant card. I love it.
I can see clouds of mica dust flying over the country as we all get our long neglected mica powders out lol !!!!
Love to all, Maureen xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card, love what you have done with the mica powder, will certainly be trying that out.
Margaret xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, the card today is exquisite, love the background, more inspiration for things to try. Take care. Bx

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Very beautiful one!! Love the background. Very pretty!!

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, lovely subtle colours always forget about mica must use it more.xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue
This is a very elegant card today, clever way of making a frame and I love the effect of the mica

Pat James said...

Hi sue,
I have always loved the look of this technique, definitely must give it a go now I have the video to follow, gorgeous, gorgeous card.

Hugs pat xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue and crafty friends.
Awww I love ur card. I don't have mica powders but I'll get some at some point probably lol.
I just love ur videos sue u give so much info and make card making look like a doddle. It probably is to u tho lol xx

Well ladies yesterday went a lot better than I expected. 15 eggs were removed. God I could hardly walk leaving the hospital my belly was so sore with cramps it was killing me to move.
Anyways they called today to tell me that 10 were successfully fertilised and good to be frozen.
Other news was at oncology and chemo will start next week if they can get me a time slot if not then it will definately be the following week.
So I need to go get my wig appt sorted. I feel as tho I've not had time to think!!! Everything has moved so quickly with all my treatments. Not s bad thing I guess.

Thanks everyone for ur kind comments it's really keeping me going.
Just reading some of ur comments has me in stitches. Especially Laine 1972 she's a riot!!
And wheelybad too lol

Jan from Long Island. That's such a lovely thing to do for ur friend who's past on I hope u all have a nice time remembering and celebrating.

Love to all plus hugs xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good evening lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a classic, it has all of the elements that I love about your Cardmaking Sue- everything from the tone on tone colour choice, some piercing, a Noble frame, a bit of bling for the sentiment and background AND that old favourite, the Bed of Roses EF. I so admire the style and sophistication of your cards, they are consistently stunning and I just wish that I had a smidgen of your talent. I haven't done letter pressing yet, I'll clearly have to pull my finger out!:-)
The weather was predictably dire again but luckily I didn't have to brave the elements again today, just a mini mountain of ironing to scale instead so no Cardmaking for me today I'm afraid:-(, but a lovely clean bed instead- nice to climb into on a dark, miserable evening with the electric blanket hot enough to give third degree burns, a cold can of coke and my favourite shows on Sky+, ahhh!
I'm not looking forward to tomorrow, I have a minor surgical procedure scheduled to remove four cancerous areas on my chest and torso- I've had quite a few done in the past, I'm like a patchwork quilt, so I know the score but sometimes that makes it worse. I consider myself fortunate that so far I can be treated with surgery alone whilst so many people have to face the gruelling prospect of radio or chemo therapy:-)
Jan, you are a lovely lady, so generous and kind, and my heart goes out to you at having to face such a traumatising year- to lose on loved one is bad enough, but three is beyond painful, you must feel numb with grief:-( what a fantastic way to honour your friends memory, I'm sure she will be delighted with your thoughtfulness and celebrating along with you all in her own way- I believe that our departed loved ones are always close by giving us support, it can be a great comfort to believe that we will be together again one day....
I hope that your brother is faring well after his stroke, it can be a long hard slog back to full functioning afterwards so my thoughts are with you bothxxxx
Yvonne, I'm so glad you and your boys enjoyed your pyrotechnic extravaganza though it must have been bitter sweet considering the worry you are all feeling. Having had a heart attack and blood clots in my lungs last year I have a sense of what your MIL must be experiencing, however, it is usually much harder for the families of the patient than the patient themselves because they are in the best hands possible but you must feel totally helpless and worried sick. Hopefully she is now on the mend and the stent does the trick- both my grandparents had massive heart attacks in their early sixties but went on to live well into their eighties with no other problems. The most challenging aspect is to give up the cigarettes so I wish her luck with thatxxxxMissed you these past days though honeyxxx
Tracy, hope you are on the road to recovery after yesterday and that you have managed to have a well deserved pj day- sometimes the most tiring thing about attending hospital is the travelling and the waiting time around your appointment so I hope you aren't too exhausted, in this instance though it will be well worth itxxx
Hearty hugs to Melody, Francis, Molly, Beth , Rebecca, Deb C, Wheely Bad, Theresa and all my friends who are in need of a good cuddlexxx Wishing you all a good evening,

Crafty hugs,

Laine1972xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

What a beautiful elegant card you are showing us today.
I love this embossing folder,using the mica powder really makes the roses pop.

Take care, Love Brenda xxx

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone today's card looks very pretty I will watch the video tomorrow because I have to go to bed now. We only just got home from the hospital dad took me to see grandad he is in Bloomfield hospital he looks really unwell he didn't even talk to us nan is still there but dad had to bring me home for school tomorrow I not very good st getting up early. I will read all the comments tomorrow as well. Thank you Molly oxoxox

Jane Franklin said...

Watched the video twice just because I love the card. The EF, the mica the frame, just lovely and another technique with the mica to try. I don't know how you come up with these beautiful designs.
Hope things go well for you Tracy and best wishes to all. Jxxx

Lesley Cann said...

Another great card and video. I found the video interesting to see how you made your frame. Love the effect of the mica powder.

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

I love tone on tone cards and this is no exception, love what you've done with the embossing folder will have to try that.

Jan you poor thing what a year my heart goes out to you. What a lovely idea to remember a good friend.
Tracy hope your stomach is a lot better now, and pleased that they managed to freeze so many eggs
Lorraine good luck with you procedure tomorrow.
Molly I'm no good at getting up early either never have been. Sorry your grandad is still not too good, send best wishes to you and your family.

Linda xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the letterpress technique using mica powder.
Thank you for the demo.
Veronique L

Laura O said...

stunning card ,never fail to amaze with the fab cards ,Laura O

Eunice said...

Lovely, tone on tone card, I really am starting to enjoy these types of cards. The mica is very different.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love this technique, it's a long time favourite of mine. I don't remember whether I saw you or julia do it first but for as long as I've had embossing folders I have done it. The move to A4 folders has really allowed this technique to be a 'top of the table' favourite with many crafters- long may it continue! The card is a beauty, I intend to get the Nobles I don't have in the next few months as they are fantastic. I make no secret of my love of colouring stamps, digi's and drawings I've done myself and the Nobles make great frames. Looking forward to John's next shows with your dies too, hugs for you and Mom from Billy and myself xxx

Yvonne you must've been so proud of your son Saturday, and so worried for mum in law. Re giving up smoking the hospital with probably advocate conventional nicotine therapy but this only works if someone really wants to give up. She may be in hospital long enough that it breaks the addiction and the habit forcefully. They should have a cessation nurse at the hospital or doctors surgery to help her if she needs it. I hope she'll be ok, got my fingers crossed for her, hugs to all of you x

Jan, I hope your memorial dinner is wonderful. I lost one of my best friends in 2003 and I still miss him as does everyone who knew and love him. Though we may shed a tear when we talk about him we must laugh many more times over. You've had a lot of loss this year and I hope the dinner is a comfort, sending many hugs x

Tracy, I'm delighted today was a success, on the other hand I'm sorry you hurt so much. I'm so happy you have had a positive day. Re wigs, I can't help you with that but if you want a nice knitted or crochet hat I'm your gal! Sending many hugs x

Melody and Molly, Molly, I've always been a dreadful morning person. Sorry Grandad Francis felt so poorly today. I do hope he feels better tomorrow. I will be thinking of him and sending good thoughts his way. Sending many hugs for all of you x

Lorraine, Nothing like fresh bed linen,an electric blanket (my heat mat does similar!) and sky+! I must admit when I have a bed day or an early night with the sky+ it does feel good to spoil yourself! Has to be diet coke for me and i had sone last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I will be thinking of you all day. I wouldn't know if it's worse or better knowing what's coming. All I do know is that your sense of humour and your compassion for other peoples struggles makes you a lovely person deserving of some good karma. I hope the procedure is a complete success with as little pain as possible and I'm wishing you a speedy recovery, sending many hugs x

Beth, Rebecca, is everything ok? Sendins
What am I doing on the blog at 3am GMT? Too much sleep over the past week or so and I remembered at 2:15am I hadn't visited and I knew it was a big day Tuesday and Wednesday for some and I know that I don't know when I'll next visit as intention and ability are not often in sync! Regardless of that, hugs to all of you. I have plenty going spare if you need extras,

T x

Wheely Bad said...

Ooops,

Meant to say Beth B and Rebecca in CO, is everything ok? Sending hugs, looking forward to hearing from you both soon :-)

That will teach me to proof read every tine!!!

Anonymous said...

Bet it frightens any dogs/animal in your Airea . How crule.

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Love this idea of using mica powder, it gives a subtle colour and shine....gorgeous card.
Love Janet X
From Wakefield

Love2papercraft said...

Anonymous...the animal issue was previously addressed - neighbors made aware well in advance. Of course you are entitled to your opinion, but if you feel you must voice it in a judgmental manner, you could at least sign your name. You might also think about getting the whole story first and having an idea of the character of the person before assuming the worst. Let's support one another here instead of tear down. I don't know you, but I would defend you too if I thought you were being unfairly judged. Rebecca in CO

Helen Aiken said...

Love this card and just off to give it a try. It's good to try something new and you do that to me a lot Sue! Kind regards.

Anonymous said...

After watching all your beautiful YouTube demos, Sue Wilson got my crafting mojo up and running again. Shopped till I dropped and now patiently awaiting the parcel post.

Thank you Sue.

Txcowgirl said...

Looking forward to seeing the video on this very interesting design. Lovely card as we come to expect of our favorite designer.