Monday, 15 February 2016

Best Wishes

 Hello crafters!  Another technique sort of background on today's card.  Start by embossing a piece of wax paper in the Bed of Roses embossing folder.  Next, you need to place the embossed wax paper between a couple of pieces of white gloss card.  It has to be gloss for the best results and the glossy sides need to be touching the wax paper.  Next iron the card for a few minutes which will melt the embossed pattern from the wax paper onto the gloss card.  Usually there is one side that will come out a bit better than the other, but they can both be used for further projects.  Ink over the card when it cools and watch the pattern appear.  I thought it would be interesting to take it a step further so I covered it with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet after I dried the ink thoroughly.  Then I micro beaded it for additional texture.  I cut a multi- layered frame using both sets of the Double Pierced Rectangle Noble dies and adhered it over the background.  I made a pretty flower from the Perfect Peony set and inked the edges to match the background using Decadent Denim Colour Cloud ink.  I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with the Pierced Flags, then seated the flower on the end and embellished it with leaves and two Splendid Swirls cut out of milk card.  I added two glittered butterflies cut from the Delicate Garden Frame die set.  I completed the card with my usual pierced mat, a blue mat and a final milk coloured mat.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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170 comments:

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card love the he flowers.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Beautiful card, love it.
Daily hugs and warm thoughts to Sue,. melody , Francus, Tracey Laine and all who are suffering grief or illness.
We have snow this morning, drive carefully everyone, stay warm and safe X

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and I love how you have done the background
And your design is wonderful

Debs Cards xxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful technique thanks for sharing!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card Thank you.
I think I need to bring the beads back out and put the diamond ice on hold.
Sue we have a sprinkling of Snow this morning.
Take care Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic technique today Sue, thanks for sharing. Hugs xxxxxxxxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies the background technique is beautiful must try this out thank you tracyw x

carol quinn said...

Beautiful card... You've just reminded me I have some microbeads!
Carol

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the background and the flower.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue , love the colours and flowers. Will have to give this technique a try. JJxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Great technique today. Will definately try this one later this week. I invested in wax paper and wasn't sure why!!!
Anne M xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Sue, do like the blue and milk together. Fab background - love the softening effect of the microbeads. Can see will have to find some wax paper, another technique not tried yet - heck, where might the iron be? Doesn't get much use and due for an outing!
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love your flowers, we too have a sprinkling of snow and it's so cold.
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue on this cold and very frosty morning. I have tried the gloss paper technique before but not with added beads, so another way to try it.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What an interesting technique one I haven't tried yet! I love how you've got micro beads over it I love anything with micro beads on! Another beautiful card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, and thanks for the wax paper tip.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, love the card it's very pretty, I do like the technique I shall have to have a go at this it's amazing how you think of these ideas
Kathy B x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Another technique for my must try list. It's very effective. Love microbeads but haven't used them much lately. Must dig them out if I can find them!!

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. This looks like another interesting background technique.
An
Northampton

TDQ Karen said...

Morning. A lovely background and a lovely card. Really love these techniques.

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, great background.

Michele

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very crisp, clean and elegant design, the background is beautiful.x

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

A really cool background.

Love
Roz.x

lilian said...


Hi Sue a wonderful card,have not tried this technique,but must give it a try.
Love your flower,always so life like.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
What a way to start the week with this beautiful card.Love this background technique.
Jan

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card today, I am pleased to say I now have this embossing folder and will be trying out this technique soon (when I get the glossy card)
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,such a lovely card. Great background must get my micro beads out.Your flowers always look stunning. Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, I remember watching you do this technique on one of your recent shows. Thank you, take care. Xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this is such a lovely card, and great technique for the background, makes me want to dig out my gloss card. Have a fab day. Bx

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, interesting background.
Anne xo

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning card, I just love the framework.
I love your wonderful design.
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
Another gorgeous card today. I do so love that technic you use with wax paper and embossing folder. I really must try that one out.
Have a lovely day
Rosie xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, clever technique.
B xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card xx hazel

Aspiring crafter said...

Sunning card Sue, love the techniques and the background and flower are beautiful,
Xxhugs
Ruth

Sylvia Yates said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card. Have seen this technique, but have not been brave enough to try it yet. The flower is beautiful too. How come mine are never quite this good? Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Really pretty card. Lovely to see micro beads again. I love this technique but not tried it with the beads so will give it a go.

Love Rosemarie x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- a great card Sue and a technique I've not tried. Great to see the microbeads back again and they create a stunning background. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

DeCor said...

Morning Sue Loved when you used this wax paper technique on TV. Really great to have the instructions A beautiful card Like it with the beads over it, gives extra interest Have a good day

SueJ said...

A simply beautiful card Sue, really love it.
Great technique gorgeous flower.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, love how you find techniques that we haven't tried yet but will definitely try. Your flower is beautiful too. Yvonne xx

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Another lovely card and another new technique for me to try. Thanks, Sue.
D x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really beautiful card.
Doreen R

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card love the background.
Lydia
X

sonja_w said...

Love the background, beautiful card x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful card, love the background.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Angela (UK) said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, its so unusual.
Hugs Angela ~(UK)~

Jane Franklin said...

Lovely card and technique to try. Brilliant. Best wishes to all jxxx

marg said...

Hello sue
Love the Butterflies!
I don't think I've heard of the background technique before!
I will try it next time I have my Iron out!
Pretty card Sue, and love the Peonies too!
Take care
Love Marg

Bente Sørflaten said...

A very pretty and elegant card!
A great technique for the background, thanks for the tip!

Wendy L said...

So stylish, xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Love the background and the pretty butterflies. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow Sue this is a gorgeous card I just love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

This is a fabulous technique, can't think why I still haven't tried it, I've got the wax paper, the encaustic iron, gloss card and still haven't got around to it yet...love the layer of micro beads over the top and yes, I've got those too...lol

Ladies, feel my pain - I've just been "volunteered" by my husband to make two Golden Wedding cards for a friend of his!...to be done by Friday night...eek!!!!
Hope I can come with something suitable by then, wish me luck...lol

Izzy

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
beautiful card, loved this technique when I saw it online without the beads, it sent me searching for the sea garden EF at the time (which I now have, love it). Now I am so glad I have the roses EF because it looks gorgeous with that too and the micro beads. The frames look fabulous and of course your flower.
Friday before I can craft again but I may be able to find the iron by then lol !!!
hugs
Muriel x

Anne said...

This is beautiful, Sue. I love the background.

Anne (Northampton)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely looks like a framed picture

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a bright a sunny morning, love the card and your technique it looks just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
Another beautiful card. This is a technique that I will certainly try.
Take care,
Evis M.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely card today, I like the technique you have used and also the micro beads on it, as that seems to set the pattern in, the frames as usual are fantastic.

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

Sue MacFall said...

This is pretty, Sue.
Love the background - thanks for the instructions.
Sue Mac

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning I just love the delicate butterfly, card is stunning.

Crafty hugs Pen x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving your card ,beautiful background idea.
Take Care Sue.
Elaine H X

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the flowers

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card good idea. love Jean Z xxx

iReneM said...



Beautiful!

The wax paper technique with micro beads
looks wonderful.

Wish I could find my micro beads -
someone has hidden them LOL

x

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it the flowers are beautiful
Thank you love and prayers June Horrocks xxxx

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card. Love the background, another technique to try.xx

julie laz said...

Wow sue this is beautiful, I love it, it's right up my street, I'll be copying this one if you don't mind, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Pat said...

Lovely card Sue. :)
Patxxx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
What a fabulous addition and idea added to an already beautiful background, your idea's are just beyond me I have to say, what 'goes off' in that artistic mind of your's that makes you think - I know, I've made this background with gloss card, folder and wax paper, heated it and inked it now I'll see what micro beads look like added to the top - how do you get to see this in your minds eye Sue ? It's incredible I have to say. I've had the card for year's since I first saw this technique, always have wax paper so I have to try it (I've said that so many times now) !!
I really must get another set of your pierced square frame dies as I just love the look you achieve and it's impossible for me to get the desired effect with just the one set which is such a shame, I've played and played but they just don't overlap enough to make a nice neat frame like onto days stunning card (unless I'm doing something very wrong) !
I think this week I need to have a play with the two recent newish backgrounds, this plus the tissue paper that I still need to watch !
Weather looks so deceptive, the sun looks so inviting but the frozen Icey sparkles bouncing off the paths make it another day of hibernation.
So I'll watch the tissue video and send my love and thoughts your way Sue.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love this technique, and the frame.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and crafters

Beautiful card. My flowers never turn out as good as urs guess I just need to get my finger out and practise. Lol. I've got micro beads somewhere again like certain dies not used them!
I can hear u shouting at me from here sue!!! Why ever not??? Lol. Just lazy and scared I guess.

Well ladies. Just an update this round of chemo side effects not just as bad due to dosage being reduced but the tiredness is murder. I just keep falling asleep. Which isn't a bad thing I guess cause body needs it but on the hunger front I feel as tho I can eat all the time!!!

Love to all xx

Jayne S said...

Beautiful card, great technique which i have never tried.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
Well Sue What A "Truly Beautiful Outstanding Card", I Love
This Technique Which Was Shown On A Video If (I'm Correct) I Think
"The Bed Of Roses" Embossing Folder Looks Truly Exquisite And Using The
Colour Has Really Brought Out The Awesome Roses.
Then Adding Another Favourites Of Mine "The Micro Beads"...... The Photograph Shows
Them So Well, Just Beautiful.
I Love The Multi-Layered Frames And Use Them Quite A Lot, Yours Look Stunning.
I Love "The Fabulous Peony Flower", And A Huge Favourite Of Mine "The Pierced Flag"
And You Know Why Lol!!!
Beautiful Butterflies, And Those Truly Splendid Swirls.
A Truly Tremendous Awesome Card Thank You So Very Much For Sharing
Sue Each Day I Open Your Blog You Inspire Me And I So Appreciate It!!! Thank You So Very Much My Dearest Friend.
Take Great Care Your In My Thoughts Daily
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Lots Of Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Hugs To Lancashire Steph x

IVY Cheong said...

Good morning, I love this card and the amazing technique used. I must try this. Take care, Ivy c x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Another interesting technique to try out.
Love the floral embellishment on this card.
Rosemary xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, got to try this technique.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

hettygarlick said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I really love the flower. I have the peony dies and have tried and tried to do a flower like that, but just can't get it right somehow. :(

Kate's Cards said...

The card is beautiful and the technique for the background is a new one for me.
I hope you are feeling a little stronger and can revisit all your lovely memories of your Mum.
Thanks xxxxx

Sandra said...

Hi Sue,
Love that background, its quite subtle, more delicate than an embossed background. I love that you are using so many of your old techniques!
Sending hugs
Sandra
Xxxxxx

Paula said...

Another lovely card Sue, but where on earth do you get your ideas from? I'm so jealous of your abilities! :)
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Sandie Braithwaite said...

I really love these swirls but can't remember if they're in my stash or not. Away from home at the moment.

Liz Hawkins said...

What a gorgeous background. I must give it a go :-)

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. I love the background and thanks for explaining how you to do it. I think your bed of roses embossing folder must be your favourite as you use is so often.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I really love this one! The background looks so lovely. I'm definitely going to try it as I have the EF you used! It's one of my favourites!
Love the colours too and such a pretty flower! Thank you!
Sending you hugs. Still in my thoughts and prayer. Xxxx

Lisbeth said...

Such a pretty card today Sue. I really must get all the bits so that I can have a go at this technique. I could see it being used in so many different projects. Love the colours.

Lisbeth

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
I like the effect you have here, I'm doing some ironing later !!!!
Thank you
Karen M

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and I love the background with the waxed paper technique but I don't have any gloss card to try it.

Izzy good luck with the two cards
Tracy take it easy and rest, keep thinking only one more to go

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

Susan White said...

Lovely background - will have to have a go at that technique. Susan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the background using the wax paper and embossing folder. A great technique to try.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Meg Owen said...

Like the flowers and swirls Sue

Love
Meg
xxx













Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card. I love how you framed it and added the flowers and flourishes. Pinned as usual. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765611865720/

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card love it

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

ad4ea058-8744-11e3-82d4-000f20980440 said...

Lovely card, Sue. Simple and beautiful. Love the sentiment - where does it come from?

Best wishes to you too!
Caroline (Alan's Mummy)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card and clever background technique. I have actually seen this one before but never tried it - now might be the time!
Have snow here today which I don't mind as to me that's what I expect winter to be like. Have to admit I'm not too keen if I have to drive in it though!
Love and hugs to all those that need them. Xx
Tracy pleased side effects haven't been as bad and if you need to sleep then just do it xx
Love to all, Alison xxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Every time you explain this technique I'm enthralled - the results are beautiful. As is your card. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and I love the way you have created the background. The frame and flower just set it off perfectly. I have all the ingredients so I have no excuse not to try this technique, just maybe lack the courage lol.

Tracy - glad this round has been easier on you and at least you have a good excuse for falling asleep during the day :-)

Frances

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Love the background you have created for this card, the frame and the flower finish it off so beautifully.

Thank you for sharing,
Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

craftynanna said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, another method for me to try, thank you for the daily inspiration,
Hugs to all who need them, Johanna

craftynanna said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, another method for me to try, thank you for the daily inspiration,
Hugs to all who need them, Johanna

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card. Hugs Theresa xx

Maureen B. said...

A lovely card Sue and it allows us to use the idea and maybe change the embellishments etc. Do like your idea withe background and will try that Hugs Maureen (mem) the

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
I like the wax paper effect used on this card, will have to give it a try.
Margaret xx

Gillyflower said...

Yet another stunning card Sue! I am running out of words, whilst you keep coming up with more and more wonderful ideas and inspiration for us all - thank you!
Hugs from Gilly R xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Another beautiful card sue but think I must be the only one on this planet that has never seen this technique ! The effect looks amazing so must give this a try x thankyou sue x
Tracy glad this round hasn't been too harsh and sleep and eat as much as your body tells you x sending you a gentle hug x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Suebak said...

Delightful and inspiring.

Susan x

terrie said...

Very nice card...thanks you for showing the details on the card....well done Sue

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue ,

What a beautiful card, love all the colours. I must have a go at this technique.
Never have I seen this technique before.

Thank you for all your inspiration.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue a lovely card and a great technique, which gives such a pretty background.
Wendyx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Sue and love the colour combinations

Anne

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning, just stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. The waxed paper background sounds great. I can imagine the technique used with other colours could look spectacular, one for me to try. Pretty colour and floral element. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. This card is just gorgeous and I'm very excited to try this technique. Going to my craft room now to see if I have any glossy card left...I've not, off to the store I go!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Hugs to all!!!

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Happy Monday everyone. Would you believe that the sun is actually shining in my neck of the woods and for the first time in what seems like years, there's no wind, rain or hail!
Sue, I'm aching to try out this technique...my iron is looking down on me from the top of the freezer thinking to itself that it may finally come out of the box and get used lol. I do love the extra mile you went to add the micro beads, what a lovely effect that makes.
I'm off to sort through my embossing folder (won't take long as I don't have too many) and see which I can experiment with.
Bejay x

Anonymous said...

lovely card like this must try thanks. janet greenslade.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Love the card Sue and thank you for sharing this
technique with us. Will have to get some items first
then I might give it a go.

Good luck Izzy ! The OH's haven't got a clue what involves
making a card, and 2 x
Tracy, glad you not to bad after the last chemo. Just let
your body take it's time x
Lorraine, you are in my thoughts, take care x
Saba, take care. Sending you many warm hugs x
Wheelybad, I hope you are feeling better x
Sending hugs to all who are going through a tough time
at the moment.
Be careful if going out for you who have got snow the
last few day's, don't wan't to see any broken bones.

hugs Maria x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Sue this os gorgeous and elegant, the colours are perfect with eachother.
Gr Karin

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
This is one beautiful card, it is absolutely gorgeous.
Take care
Wendy xx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What an absolutely stunning card, I love everything about it, particularly the technique used for the background- I saw you demo this on Hochanda I think and found it fascinating, my only query being can a normal iron be used or does it have to be a specialist craft iron? It seems fantastical that you can transfer a design from wax paper onto card so easily. The inclusion of micro beads adds texture and dimension, superb! Much like Tracy, I have un unused container of micro beads that are begging to be loved and opened:-)
What did we ever do without the Noble range? Life before was certainly a lot more laborious and challenging that's for sure, they provide an altogether crisper and more professional finish to a card. You are surely the best at creating paper flowers, I bow to your superiority:-)
It's a gorgeous sunny day in Stirling which raises even the gloomiest spirit:-) I am toying with the idea of venturing into my craftroom again for the first time since before Christmas- I have lost my mojo and enthusiasm lately and I know that the best way to boost your mood is to create. It provides a great distraction and under the circumstances I need one. I wonder if Sue has found solace in her crafting since her Mums death? Everyone has different coping mechanisms, there is no right or wrong I guess.....
Brodie and Darceys diet is proving a challenge because it's so hard to keep track of who's eating what- Darcey is in the habit of persistently asking for packet feeds to be opened only to give a cursory lick and then reject it:-( she's only 5 kgs which isn't much above her healthy weight of 4.5kgs and she doesn't overeat it's more a case of she doesn't get the same exercise that she once had before we moved to a built up area....maybe I should get a cross trainer or personal fitness coach to put them through their paces:-)
Izzy, what a challenge, I don't envy you, there's so much pressure to create a masterpiece when a special occasion is involved, good luckxxx
Tracy, I'm so glad that tiredness is your only obstacle, many of us would love to have a valid reason to sleep with impunity but it must get annoying when it takes over your day to day plans and lifestyle. I'm sure your bear it with your usual strength and fortitude, you're a real fighter!xxx
Wheely, hope you're having a better day today and winning the battle against the migrainesxxxx
Crafty hugs to Beth, deb c, Maria, Rebecca, Jan, Lorraine, Linda, Theresa, Saba, melody and Pam plus special cuddles to my buddy Yvonne who may be suffering from her excesses on Saturday night....either that or her absence can be explained by an arrest for breach of the peace and crimes against fashion!:-)

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

gailgale said...

Oh!!! Sue!!!
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!
This is such a beautiful card.
Your creativity amazes me.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

gailgale

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, this is absolutely stunning. Words fail me. You are so talented.
Love Val in Spain x

ursula said...

Another brilliant technique Sue, love the idea, so gonna have a play.....This card is amazing, the framed look just finishes it....luv Ursula xx

Jean said...

Just gorgeous!

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
I am viewing this beautiful card from my sick bed! My dear daughter and husband have passed the flu on to me. I must try this technique out when I am feeling better.
Take care, hugs to all
Jennywren xx

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this beautiful card!!! I have never been able to get the wax paper method to work for me. I have tried numerous times to no avail! Maybe I will give it another try! TFS!

Eunice said...

This card sure makes me think of spring on this cloudy windy day!!! I love the effect that you have created. Never tried the wax paper transfer, but after seeing how lovely it can be I will give it the old college try!!! Thanks for the interesting ideas!!

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely background, how do you come up with these ideas? Such a beautiful card

Hugs to everyone
Linda xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card. A great technique you've used. Loved yesterday's hearts, very apt.

Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, saw you demonstrate this on TV, very clever.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Janet Wilson said...

wonderful background on this card, great technique to try

dmj from kettering said...


I've not used my micro beads for ages; must get them out!!




Doreen x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card and a beautiful background. I must give this a go. The bed of roses works so well with this technique , it really is a stunning folder. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxxx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Wow you are spoiling us with all these great techniques Sue it's another one I need to try
Love the card and I think I have this background embossing folder so watch this space
Hugs to you Sue and to anyone else that needs one
Theresa. G. xx

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

Beautiful card today and love the background technique.

I have the bed of roses embossing folder, so will be giving this one a try!

Lol Barbara W xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and it's reminded me of your splendid swirls. Needed something to finish off a card I made last night and your splendid swirls fits the bill. I can finish off the card now, thank you. SueL x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I really love your beautiful card today !!! What a great new technique !!! It has produced such wonderful results. I love your "Bed of Roses" Embossing Folder. It is very pretty and also the lovely flower you have made. It is all beautiful. Great finishing touches to, including those cute little butterflies !!! I love the idea of framing the card to. I think it gives the card a clean and simple Elegance and highlights the gorgeous back ground you have created. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card today Sue x x x
Thinking of you today and sending you lots of love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Love the background.xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful and love the colour combo

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card,would love a video on the background technique.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, elegant, card. Tried the wax paper technique for the first time on my Christmas tags and loved the effect, I will try adding micro beads next time.
Regards
Dorianne

Dawn Holben said...

Wow that is another gorgeous background and card.
I love playing with the microbeads.
I am definitely going to have to try this, I have all the bits so there is nothing to stop me lol

Lorraine Freeman said...

So much work has gone into what appears to be a simple, but beautiful card. Like others I don't understand how you come up with your wonderful ideas but I am thankful that you do and are happy to share them. You must be finding things very tough at the moment so please know my thoughts are with you and I hope you find solace in happy memories.

Obviously I wish the same for my dear namesake. Hopefully the craft room may also help.

I have been to the cinema to watch Deadpool. I needed cheering up as my daughter has said she cannot come home for a few days as her brother's behaviour upset her so much she was having panic attacks and was unable to sleep before work. I really miss her when she's not around.
I made a card in aqua and white using Sue dies, I also used mica powder and sticky sheet. It was great fun but took me so long because sitting at the table gets very uncomfortable quite quickly.
Wishing good things to all xxx

DeeDee7770 said...

Beautiful card! I love the colours. For some reason the piercing really stands out beautifully.

Rach83 said...

Beautiful card, Sue. The background is so striking and I love the butterflies. Another winning combination.

Hugs,
Rachel x

Theresa Pace said...

lolve the texture of microbeads. i really need to give this technique a go. fab card, hugs xx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today Sue, love the shapes colour and design,

thank you.

My last day at work tomorrow, retirement - more time for crafting.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous card Sue must give this background a try
MaggieH (Malvern)

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous as always Sue, must try this when I finally get some free time xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another brilliant card and technique Sue. Love the colour and the flower. Funny I was using micro beads this morning on the leaves of a Thistle. I Had put paste through a stencil and thought the beads would give it a different look. Quite nice.
thank you Sue,hope you are having some good days now.

Love& Hugs
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Jayem said...

Interesting technique Sue and I think the flower is pretty.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

nannapat said...

I've used the wax paper technique before but never thought of adding micro beads. What a stunning effect it's given to your card, it really is a beauty. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a great technique, but am trying very hard not to find the iron( maybe I can loose it once I've tried this card)
Hope your keeping well
Marlene O xx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Thanks for the very interesting technique. Must try it. Lovely card. X

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Oh my word, what a beautiful card. Micro beads - I believe it has been a while since micro beads made an appearance or am I mistaken? I do love the way they add that special something to the finished card. This card is no exception and is an exquisite example of your genius which we are so lucky to be able to share.
Big hugs Sue - I am thinking of you x
Ok, so I had a day of rest yesterday. Being an Ooompah Loompah was hard work. The party on Saturday evening was a huge success and a fabulous time was had by all - especially the Birthday Boy so mission accomplished. I have to say 'Fat Pat' was the star of the show and caused much jubilation, as did my efforts of a luminous orange face and bright green hair. Quite a few friends did not recognise me. It was comical watching everybody in their costumes having serious conversations - surreal. Jake left a trail of red feathers from his molting boa and was highly entertaining when his g string snapped and he spent a good few moments trying to contend with the logistics of ladies underwear. He developed a very feminine and rather becoming gentle flick of his wig. His blue eyeliner, coral blusher and red lipstick looked stunning and like any normal, out on a Saturday evening, good time girl, he reapplied the lipstick at regular intervals over the course of the evening. I do not think I have laughed so much for a long time - it was just what the doctor ordered. Trying to remove the orange face paint when we got home was not so funny.
Consequently, the fatigue decided to pay me a visit and render me incapable of anything at all yesterday but you know what - sometimes one must push the boundaries and suffer the consequences. What a good job parties are not a regular event - that would be a disaster!!
THERESA W - keeping a close eye on my wardrobe - nothing missing - yet x
LORRAINE - these boys are a nightmare. I hope things settle down - huggles x
IZZY - I am feeling your pain - and some. Don't you love it when you get volunteered. May the force be with you x
TRACY - I to have a pot of microbeads - unopened - lol. Sleep and eat to your hearts content hun - just go with the flow. Hugs x
LAINE - been thinking of you hun. Rest assured there is no right or wrong way to deal with 'grief'. Everyone is so different. I am going to e mail Sue and ask her for your e mail address - I am presuming you don't mind. Try to keep smiling gorgeous girl x
Passed my bedtime now. Sending you all lots of love and happy thoughts.
Crafty hugs
Yvonne
x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card love the colour
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

sued99 said...

What a lovely card. Good to see the microbeads at work again!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card and awesome techniques. I need to try this wax paper trick.

Sandy H said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for reminding us of this great way to use wax paper (your dies cut so well I don't need to use it otherwise now) and your idea to use microbeads too is one I'd never have thought of.
Take care everyone.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Thank you

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry, I'm late again.
What a beautiful card, thank you.
Maureen xxx

Sassy said...

I love this technique and the lovely look it gives this beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.
Sandra Smith

Nubiene Peltier said...

Lovely card Sue and Technique
It would be nice to see you doing a video
On this
Love
Nubiene x

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card & that blue is a stunning colour.
This technique sounds very interesting & I must give it a try sometime.
Beautiful design and suitable for many different occasions.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue. xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the background technique and am very keen to try it, it is so lovely.
Thank you for sharing.
Di B. x

Laura O' Connor said...

love this background ,great card.Laura O

Tami Grant said...

A great card design and just gorgeous colors.