Thursday, 7 April 2016

Embossed Aperture Card

Hello bloggers!  I just love using the aperture from many of my dies.  Adding a bit of embossing just dresses it up beautifully too.  Today's video will walk you through the process and show you how simple it is.

The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Beautiful card , love it.
Glad that Hichanda is more about the demos, that's what actually sells the products not the constant selling blurb and inane personalities.
Tracey you are welcome, if it helps I'll send two daily thoughts lol.
Daily hugs to Tracey, Tina, Melody and Molly, and all on the blog

Clai01 said...

Morning Sue
hope Ally Pally goes really well for you and the team. x

hollyberry said...

Very elegant card,love that blue.
Agree with Pam about Hochanda and that demos sell the products without all the constant pushy sales talk and the" look at me" all the time presenters(well some of them anyway).

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a great video and a beautiful card.
Such a pretty colour.
Sue i have just seen your new collection, I just do not know how you do it,
they are so lovely, so pretty, Thank you so much.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love the colours & your flowers are so delicate looking. Yvonne xx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies great video to thank you tracyw x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, and thanks for the video with the 'how to' - must try recessing.
Seen the new collection and intrigued by some of them - no doubt won't have to wait long to see how you use them!

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Lovely card again Sue,you must never stop. Agree with comments about Hochanda, can't wait to get them back on freeview. JJxx

Marion Bull said...

Lovely card today, looks so classy. I'm going to have a go today! I agree with all the comments about Hochanda - the demos are inspiring and I choose what I want from them. On recordings I skip through all the other blurb anyway! Looking forward to seeing demos of the upcoming new dies. Take care!

Maggie B xx

Jan.moogie said...

You make it so easy for us to make a great card like this, thanks for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I don't buy from TV shows I watch the demos and use dies I have already in my collection but if I do see a die I love I go looking for the best price as bundles are out of my budget
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love today's card it's so beautiful, I really enjoyed the video you break it down into achievable steps for us.
I too have seen your new collection and all I need to say is WOW!
Hugs x
Heather T

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I don't buy from TV shows I watch the demos and use dies I have already in my collection but if I do see a die I love I go looking for the best price as bundles are out of my budget
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful card, great way to make an aperture and more use out of your super dries

auscrafts said...

Thank you a great card

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Definite wow factor card today, the colours are fabulous and the antipodean dies too of course lol !
Enjoy Ally Pally everyone who can get there, it sounds like crafters heaven,
Muriel x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the card and the embossing folder is a fave.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful card, love the lacy look. I'm sure that you must be deep in prep for Ally Pally; I wish I could be there but living in the north it's quite an expensive journey (we live over an hour away from the nearest mainline train station), instead I convert the train fare and hotel costs into "Sue dies and CE goodies" and tell myself that one day you'll be at a more local show, plus it's back to work on Monday! I agree with the Hochanda comments, I hope that they carry on being about the demos. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

hazel young said...

Beautify card love the colours x xhazel

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a gorgeous card today, I love embossing on my cards, and this folder is on my wish list. Will catch up with the video a bit later. Have a great day. Bx

Maria Illsley said...

A gorgeous card Sue.
I've seen your New collection I look forward to seeing the cards you have made xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue. It's nice to have the small selection of staimens in with the orange blossom dies, although I still love sugaring my dandilion dies to add to the centre of some of my flowers especially when I can't feel the small staimens to pick them up ! To anyone thinking 'use tweezers, I can't pinch them together.
I really like the look of the embossed apature, I also emboss the card sometimes to cut as a frame and that looks quite nice on a wideish frame on a plain piece of card, makes a nice change to reverse it sometimes.

Hope your planning and organising for AP are going well, I've set up the box to record as I watch, can't wait to get a front seat lol.
Well Sue, I will end by sending my usual hugs to you, and the lovely ladies in the fb group that pop in plus hugs to Tina E & Sam. Am hoping to get out today as the tummy monster reared its ugly head again yesterday and wiped me out ! Such is life xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great colours in this one Sue. Enjoy Ally Pally.

Debra Kenworthy said...

Another wonderful card today Sue! Lovely card design and colours. Debra x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Wow this card is stunning, I love it.
Thanks for sharing

dmj from kettering said...

Morning all; a superb card today, Sue, love the design and the colour combo too!!!!

Doreen x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are amazing. I hope that all your prep for Ally Pally is going well. It will be different with Hochanda there. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, really lovely. I've already picked a few "must have" dies from your new release.


Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Wow, wow this card is so pretty and your choice of dies - well what do we say Excellent.
I agree with many comments today about Hochanda being great for demo's , presenters are usually very good and like to "help" but their personal preferences should be kept to themselves , maybe it's me but I do not want to know theirs. They are there to help sell the products. I being on a pension cannot afford big bundle prices and like Nanna Tina do shop around - Julia Watts gives a discount on show products on her website.
Hope all CE team enjoy Ally Pally. I would love to go but with travel being expensive will watch on TV.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue. Will be watching Hochanda at A,P.

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card and what a beautiful little flower.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A superb card again, love the style and colors,beautiful.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A very pretty card in a gorgeous colour with beautiful embossed details.x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Love this one and the colours are so beautiful. I will watch later as I'm off to work. Hope Aly Paly goes well. I'll be watching!
Anne M xxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, another wonderful creation for us to share,
A new set of dies are on the horizon I see, will wait till Julia has them and then choose.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anne said...

Such a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely card and of course the beautiful embossing folder!
Take care
Love Marg

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I don't seem to make aperture cards I really must give them a try

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

The perfect sentiment for a delightful card - since I started collecting your dies I'm using apertures on my cards a lot more often than I used to...


Chris Curry said...

Another striking, elegant card Sue. I love the flower idea and thank you Stephanie for the tip about sugaring stamens, hadn't thought of that but it sound a great idea and I will be trying it. Thank you Sue. Xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a truly wonderful card today, I love the inset of apertures and using this die gives it a real crisp look, the embossing is fantastic and you get this with all your dies, I use at least one of your dies every day, amazing.

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

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card. Love this die set. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card today, it remind me of Wedgewood. Hope all goes well at Ally Pally.

Love Rosemarie x x

Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful blue Sue, love it!
Have a great day,

Marianne's Craftroom said...

The aperture idea is a great one and the embossing is fab

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. I have this die because I won it in the release draw. This card has encouraged me to get it out again and have another play. Thank you


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Simply beautiful love every thing on this card.
Heather R Oxfordshire

sandy acland said...

Very very pretty!

Sandy (tort)

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Very pretty card, Sue. Love it.
D x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card. I love all the embossing and the gorgeous flower. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs all round.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Beautiful card. Video great as always. I could just watch u all day lol

Have fun at ally pally xx

SueJ said...

Really nice card Sue, I always love that colour combo.
The embossing folder is gorgeous as are the dies.

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Just simply fabulous!
I can't wait for the weekend....
Lorna D

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, will watch video later

Jane Franklin said...

Loving the colour on this. I'm so excited as I am actually going to Ally Pally on Sunday. Whoopee. Luv jxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, great video and beautiful card, really love the Auckland die it is on my wish list and hopefully soon will be in my craft room.

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Just finished watching your video on todays beautiful card I do love your video's so easy to follow. Hope all goes well at the Ally Pally.
Hugs to all and especially to you Sue
Jennywren x

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Val Jones said...

This is so beautiful Sue. I have everything that youve used here so will try to put it together like yours.
Love Val in Spain x

Sylvia Yates said...

Love the aperture idea,will have to try this. Car was repaired yesterday so have my wheels back. I can't get to Ally Pally this year but I hope you all have a wonderful time. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a delightful card and deserves the sentiment! Everything about it is stunning. Looking forward to watching the video a little later. Sending best wishes, YvonneMayxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Such a pretty card today that flower is gorgeous!

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a cloudy day but dry so far, I did enjoy watching your video and Im definitely going to give that a go, its a beautiful card. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunning card! I love the aperture idea, will definitely have to try that. The flower is exquisite too.

Laura x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card,lovely colour & the video is very good as well,
Best wishes
Karen M

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue,what a lovely card today I enjoyed the video looking forward to seeing you at ally pally . Gloria ( sidcup ) xx

IVY Cheong said...

Morning Sue, another lovel card. Wet here, hope you have a good day. Ivy C x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

Another stunning card :)


June x

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful

Debs Cards xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. Love this look also.


Helen Bell said...

Good morning Sue

A really pretty card today. The flower is so cute too. Love Helen xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a really beautiful card. The layout is gorgeous as well as the colours. The flower is so lovely. Thanks for another informative video with all your great hints and tips. Wishing you all good luck for Ally Pally at the weekend and everyone has a great time.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue love this beauty so clever I wish I could get to ally pally to see you all in person my daughter always says you don't know them mum I answer oh yes I do I welcome them into my living room when they are on tele lol thank you sue have a great time xxxxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Card beautiful. In a rush now as I have a train to London to catch shortly. Excited. SueL x

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Stunning Sue as all your cards are.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Diane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, you make it look so easy! Love the blue cars, it makes a gorgeous flower
Love Diane G xxx

Annie Pennington said...

Lovely elegant card Sue. I adore the bed of roses folder, it's stunning no matter what colour card you use.

Annie P

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful and such a lovely deep colour xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I enjoyed watching the video and how to create the lovely aperture.
Your card is lovely, too!
Sue, have a great time at Alexandra Palace and the same message goes to all those Wilsonettes who are lucky enough to be able to go!
Lesley S x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very elegant and I love your 'bed of roses' embossing folder. Thanks for your video.

Lesley Thomas said...

Just as stunning as usual, Sue, and I love the SHAPE of the die you used to make the apature too.

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card I really love the aperture's, I haven't watched the video yet, will watch later. Love Johanna

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card I really love the aperture's, I haven't watched the video yet, will watch later. Love Johanna

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend Sue,
What Can I Say That Hasn't Already Been Said, I'm In Awe Of Your Work,
I Just Love The Truly Tremendous Video With All The Awesome Tips And
Techniques, Your Card Is Just So Very Rich, Opulent, And Extremely
Sue Thank You For All Your Extremely Hard Work Bringing Us Delightful
Cards To Us Each And Every Morning, I Love The Detailed Embossing That Comes
From The Delightful Bed Of Roses Embossing Folder, I Loved The One You Have Made
Smaller The Pinpoint Roses Will You Bring One Out Like That In A4.
I Loved The Stunning Colour Pallette You Used To Create Your Stunning "Masterpiece"
The Coconut White And The Delicate Iris, I Love All The Truly Very Beautiful Dies
You Have Used And How You Got Them To Work Together.
I'm Looking Forward To Watching Your Show From Ally Pally, And Also Your Next Shows
On Hochanda. Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate All That You Do.
Take Care My Special Friend And Take Some Time Out For Yourself
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
Love From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes I Truly Agree With Pam, And The Rest Of The Wonderful Wilsonettes I Really Hope Hochanda Continue's To Let
Guests Do As Many Demo's As Possible, Maybe It Was The Higher Management That Made The Presenters On Create And Craft Sell All The Time But As Its Been Mentioned, Once The Product Has Been Shown And The Wonderful Guests Are Using The Products That's When People Will Purchase.
Hugs To Lancashire Steph. x

Suebak said...

Lovely card - I particularly like the New Zealing die used for the aperture.
Susan x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, will watch the video later.

Paula said...

Beautiful Sue, simply beautiful! It's something I've never done so I can't wait to watch the video to see how easy it is. :)
Hugs to all in need today,
Paula x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, I've bought the Recoco die so might try a new version of this card.

Unknown said...

Pretty colours for this card, very sweet.

in Sheffield

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely. Great colours x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
thank you for showing this delightful card made with the beautiful EF and NZ die. Colours are lovely, too.
Only 2 sleeps and then it's Ally Pally time - wish I were there.
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love the embossed aperture. I remember you once showed how to emboss with the die still in place so that you get a defining line between the embossing and the aperture but I can't remember how you did it and I'm scared to try in case I ruin the embossing folder or worse the die!! Hope you have a great time at AP wish I could go but flights from Belfast and then a hotel would leave no money to buy any of your lovely products so I'll watch you on Hochanda instead

Missing Norah and Laine and many other regulars, hope you're all ok
Special hugs to Tracy

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Anonymous said...

Really, really pretty. Jan D., Florida, USA

Theresa Pace said...

it is a delightful card, hugs xx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Love the colour. Haven't got these dies but will try with something else.

Jean said...

Simply lovely!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Not watched the video yet will save that for later
I have to say I do like the effect that you get from the apature cards you create
Another one I need to try out me thinks
Hugs to anyone that needs one
Theresa G. xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's so beautiful Sue.
Gr Karin

barbara macaskill said...

Brilliant in blue!! So very pretty! Will be watching the video before bed tonight!! TFS!

gailgale said...

Another wonderful card. I love the die in the center.
Each element compliments each other so nicely.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great card and appeture technique. I must get more in the habit in using my appetures. Thank you so much for the video. I noticed something today in your video that I am sure you have shown us before, but it just now "clicked" with me! Seems I learn something everytime I watch you videos.

Tressa said...

Another lovely card. I have never tried a recessed design, I think it is about time I followed in your footsteps.


carol quinn said...

Stunning card sue

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card as always. Must try this design too.

It is to be heavy showers today, so I am off to the craft room for the afternoon.

Love Dorothy from Baldock.



Just love that blue and white together. It always looks so clean and crisp. Another beautiful card. Thanks Sue x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Great dies and a very pretty colour. I really like the depth of the card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lesley Cann said...

Great card I do love the blue ad white together. Also enjoyed watching the video.

Lorraine Freeman said...

What a gorgeous card, absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing Sue. I will add my best wishes for Ally Pally to you and all the Creative Expressions team.
Just been getting rid of my grey again, it's very hard work but worth it as it makes me feel better :)
On the craft side I am converting another ordinary cardboard box into a lovely box to hold handmade cards for my eldest son. He rarely sends cards so hoping that will change.
Wishing good things to all xxx

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, love the colour and the embossing folder, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

terrie said...

Beautiful and fantastic card......great color and great use of the embossing folder.
well done Sue

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

The cards keep getting better and better and more beautiful - lovely post today

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a beautiful card and a great technique. I'm really going to have to buckle down and start adding to my Sue Wilson Die Collection then I will be able to join in a lot more than I can right now.
I'm squinting in the sunlight coming through my lounge room window right now...don't be fooled into thinking it's a gorgeous day though as the sky is full to bursting with dark grey clouds with only a few gaps for the sun to make its way through.
I'm smiling a lot though because I got some happy mail...yes, I finally got around to ordering a couple of new dies from Amazon so I'm now the proud owner of the Daisy Cluster and the Petite Peony Cluster. I'm really going to have fun with those :)
Bejay xx

ursula said...

Thank you Sue, this is one amazing tutorial....a most beautiful technique....A truly stunning card as an end result....luv Ursula xx

Betty McAlister said...

Love the colours in this beautiful card. Have not tried an aperture card like this before but it doesn't look or sound too difficult for me. Thank you Sue. X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, very clean and crisp looking. I like the look of the recessed aperture and should remember to do this more often. Hope you have a good time at Ally Pally and I am looking forward to the TV shows coming from there.


Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card Sue!

Karen Drew said...

Lovely shade of blue you have used. A very elegant looking card
Karen xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Beautiful,as always, it's so nice to have ideas for the apatures left from cutting, thanks so much Sue

liz spooner said...

Stunning card Sue, blue and white are gorgeous.xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, stunning card and love the video too. Hugs Theresa xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Beautiful card, love the blue and white.
Rosemary xx

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & love the recessed style as it really draws the eye into the centre of the design.
Love the dies that you have used, very pretty & feminine & with the addition of the beautiful bow & flower adds the perfect finishing touch to a stunning gorgeous card.

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love this, the aperture has a beautiful effect.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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gailgale said...

Another great card!!!
Love the center die!!!

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card,really enjoy visiting your blog it's full of inspiration.Thank you.
Enjoy Ally Pally.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Another beautiful card and I'm a big fan of the blue card!
Maureen I'm always nice!
Love to all, Myra xxx

Crafti Moggie said...

Beautiful card today Sue, lovely colours and everything.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Beautiful card, Love everything about it,
Thank you for a fantastic video, every detail carefully explained.

Take care , sending love and hus, Brenda xxx

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & lovely Wilsonettes***A short one today dear Sue but I just wanted to convey a sincere thank you for sharing such a delightful & charming card with us. I can fully appreciate why you are so delighted with the results of this little beauty as each element of the design fit together so magnificently & I’m totally thrilled that you deigned to share this precious & exquisite gem, as always you delight our senses & stir our imagination to its utmost. I am eternally grateful Sue, THANK YOU x x x x x

PS I will write tomorrow the reasons for my absence, it couldn’t be confirmed until later today but I will see you at AP on Saturday, I wish you a pleasant journey & hopefully I will have the chance to say a quick hello.

Take care Sue & to all lovely Wilsonettes I send you (((HUGS))) & more (((HUGS))) if you need them Love Beth B x x x x x

Laura O' Connor said...

great card very pretty <Laura O

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, this card is lovely, I love the way you layer up your cards and the different textures X X X

Vie Carter said...

Love everything about this card

See you Saturday ' early as usual'


Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card I love it I haven't had a chance to see the video yet so look tomorrow
Look forward to the tutorial
Love & Hug's Lynda

Daily Hug's TRACY your always in my thoughts love Lynda xx
Wheelybad you are also in my thoughts Hug's & cuddles Billy xxx
Beth Hug's xxx

Eunice said...

Just love the recessed aperture in this card!! The Iris color is wonderful.

sued99 said...

Really pretty. Love the blue and white.

Beth Jones said...

This is gorgeous! All the dies are beautiful and it is so helpful to see how you
combine the different sets. Thank goodness for the internet since I live in the U.S.F
American Beth

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Love the blue colour.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful elegant card, lo ve everything about it, dies, embossing flowers, colour, the lot.
Di B. x

Anonymous said...

hi sue great video will have to try this one . so many great techniques making an outstandingly pretty card . thankyou love yvonnebennettxx

gailgale said...

Love the purple in this card.
I wish we could get the cardstock you use in the U.S..

julie laz said...

Hi sue, what a beautiful card, love this one, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Dawn Holben said...

OOh Sue I must apologise for my late comment, how on earth did I miss this
beautiful card.
It is gorgeous and I love it.