Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Defining Your Dies




Hi crafters!  If you want to make your dies really pop out on your projects, add a shadow die cut.  It is a bit more work, but I think you will agree that the results are worth the extra effort too!






The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x


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138 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card, gorgeous.
June, good sign it's healing, pleased for you.
Hugs and thoughts to Tina and family, always thinking of you. Big hug to Pat, granddaughter and family for next week.
Daily hugs to all, including our missing friends

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely! Going to watch the video now.

auscrafts said...

lovely card ,hope to get to watch the video before I go to the airport

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card Thank you.
A great video too I do believe I watched it on you tube.
Take care all and have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful,elegant card.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Lovely card again Sue. Love the colours and laciness (is that a word?). Thanks
D x

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
I love this die . It is a lovely card today. Don't think I bought the bottom die set though but have others I could use. Thanks for sharing!
Anne M xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card - thanks to you showing us I now use shadowing where I think it's appropriate. Great video.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Really lovely card, Sue, great shadow effects and nice layout.
As ever, thank you for the video.
Should be a sunny day for all in UK - enjoy!

'P' in Wales

Anonymous said...

Nice card Sue. I agree shadowing does make the dies pop. Look forward to video. JJxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I will watch video later. Yvonne xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card today,, I love the way the black just offset slightly makes the card pop.
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, hope to watch video before I head off to visit hubby
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, hope to watch video before I head off to visit hubby
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, will catch video later.

laura ann kempster said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card, and a great technique! Thanks for sharing :)

Laura K x

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
WOW what a stunning card today.
Thanks Jan x

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card! The shadow technique is so effective. Debra x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card, the shadow is definitely worth the extra work. Sue XXX

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Good morning Sue. The shadowing effect looks good - since you first showed it, I always tend to use the technique when putting sentiments on cards.
Jan
Northampton

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the shadow effect. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Lovely card Sue, drop shadow effect really lifts the intricacy of the dies.
The colour way if pretty. I to saw you on you tube demonstrating this card, still good to watch again .
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Shadowing really makes a stunning effect and this beautiful card demonstrates that perfectly.x

TDQ Karen said...

Pretty card xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
The shadow effect is fabulous, since the first time you showed it I have used it on any cards I can, really adds the WOW factor!
I hope you have a lovely sunny day today, we have had one of those perfect autumn days here, hoping they keep up as long as possible before winter arrives,
have a good day
hugs
Muriel x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
Love the shadow effect, it kind of brings the dies to life so to speak, a technique I also like to use, and one that Andy thinks he's reminding me to do when the occasion rises ! I made a vintage gold tone in tone 50th anniversary card a week or so ago. He came into my little den, took one look at the gold 'on your special day' I'd cut and promptly said " Sue would suggest you shadow that to make it pop" just as I produced the coconut white sentiment I'd just cut lol. I was just saying was his reply lol, I'm beginning to think I should hand over the reins when the pressure of market and orders overwhelms me what do you think Sue ?
Thank you for another beautiful sample of your work and video that would be easy enough for any budding male crafter to follow 😊
Have a good day xx

Linda Graham said...

Certainly is worth the effort,love the shadow effect,thank you,Linda x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, such a gorgeous card, so many people are quite taken with the effect you get with shadowing, and it really shows up in your card with the colours used. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I normally only drop shadow sentiments. Not any more!!

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Oh what a wonderful card The dies really do pop the colour combo is great and me thinks it is one I may just try out
Not watched the video yet that's a pleasure I will look forward to
Big hugs to those that need them especially June Smith
Theresa G xxx

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and the shadow really does make the card design pop well worth doing, thanks for sharing
MaggieH :)

rosiejt said...

Great video tutorial, Sue. The shadow technique really does make a difference.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design. I will be watching the video later when I get back from work. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

lilian said...


Hi Sue, thanks for another great tip, lovely card, love blue.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue, i do this with my dies definitely makes them pop xx hazel

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. A great card. And made all the more striking by the shadowing effect. Really makes it pop.

Love Rosemarie x x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card. The shadowing always makes the cards pop its a gorgeous finishing touch to most cards. Thanks for another great video.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card . I only have ever done the shadowing with word dies. Going to give this a try.

Luv
Karen xx

hettygarlick said...

I really like this card. The shadow is very effective.

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue,meow a lovely card it really does pop, I am going to watch the video later
Kathy B x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
GREAT VIDEO FAB CARD
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. I'll watch the video later.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue. It would be lovely without the shadowing but you really make everything stand out with shadowing. I do it a lot . Thank you. Xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so beautiful

Virginia Davey said...

Morning everyone on this nice sunny morning and what a lovely card to view on your blog this morning Sue. thank you for the very detailed video its always a pleasure to watch your videos I always learn so much. Thank you, hope everyone has a nice day.

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Sue off to watch your video

Anne

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very pretty. I always forget about using this technique, only ever used it on the sentiments.

Michele

carol quinn said...

Gorgeous. worth the effort to get the shadow
Carol

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,lovely card very pretty. I have the Auriga die & the Lauren die is on my wish list. Enjoyed the video .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Jane Franklin said...

Such a pretty card, lovely. Luv jxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.Thanks for the video.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Great card, love the dies. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Susan White said...

Another really effective technique. Thanks for sharing and the video.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, the shadowing really brings out every little detail in the dies and makes them sing - I'm cutting shadow layers more and more often now, the finished effect is worth the extra bits of cardstock even if you can only see a tiny bit of the cuts underneath..

Izzy

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a wonderful card in today's video and yes the two tone certainly does make the dies pop, I do this technique quite a lot with words but not so much with the other types of dies so will have to have a play.

Thank you all for your lovely messages, especially Pam and Theresa G, I know you are all thinking of me and I am getting there, saying that I was up at 1 until 5 this morning as could not sleep, I wonder why that happens, must have something on my mind, now what was it !!. Only got wound clinic twice a week now (must be a good sign) and have been given additional dressings in case I get it wet then I hubby can replace at home.

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

karenlotty said...

Lovely idea I have shadowed sentiment dies but nothing like this

Anne said...

Like others, I have used the shadow technique for word dies. It really does make things pop.

Anne (Northampton)

Scottydog said...

This 'popped' as soon as I saw it. This is certainly one I will try & replicate with other dies. Thank you Sue

gwen70 said...

Can't wait to try this one Sue, it really stands out, love it

Tressa said...

Very pretty card. I like the technique of offsetting but have yet to get the confidence to try it. No rhyme or reason for that as the effects are worth the effort as you have shown.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a brilliant video showing just how you achieved this look. I do a lot of shadowing with words and but have never tried with dies so this is certainly one for me to try. Thank you for yet more amazing ideas, best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue you truly spoil us this card is gorgeous and the tutorial is so easy to flloe, thanks for sharing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Alison Thorne said...

Another wow card - love the shadow effect and will definitely be doing more of it. Thanks xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card, loving the effect the dropped shadow gives.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Annie Pennington said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I really like your channel cards, they add a lot of interest to the design. I love the shadow effect but find it fiddly to do myself. Might get better if I practice more often.

Annie P
xxx

sandy acland said...

Love this card!!

Sandy (tort)

Marion said...

Hi Sue beautiful card ,love the effect and the colour too.
great video.
Marion H

nattyboots said...

Beautiful card again Sue, Love it !
Elaine H X

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the shadow effect, it really makes
the dies pop!
Rosemary xx

Anne Crawford said...

Wonderful card, the shadow technique really gives the wow factor!
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue

Love the shadow affect, it gives this card a 'softened' dramatic(!) look, if you know what I mean. Fabulous dies too

June x

Beryl Treble said...

Stunning card Sue.

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a dry Sunny morning, the tree outside my craft room is growing fast so Im looking forward to having a lovely view again. A fabulous card and very good advice about the shadow it really makes the diecuts stand out. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card so beautiful love the dropped shadow effect.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Love this one, off to watch Video now!
Take care
Love Marg

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi due and crafty crew.
Beautiful card as always. I do love the shadow effect does just make it pop.

June s. Glad ur getting better xx

Love to all xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, I do love the shadow effect. Another great video.
Lydia
X

Crafty Cruiser said...

This is really lovely
Doreen R

Sue MacFall said...

The shadow effect is really effective and I love the colours in this card.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Sylvia Yates said...

Very good use of the dies. Very effective. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

SueJ said...

This is a great technique, have used it recently on my Aunt's 85th birthday card, really made it pop.
Gorgeous card again Sue.

Paula said...

This is a stunning card Sue, I love the effect the shadow has on the card. And you've used my favourite colours too! :) What more could a girl want? Apart from a cup of tea so I can sit in comfort watching the video of course. So I'm off to make one now, I'm looking forward to seeing how to do this.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Lorraine Freeman said...

Just popping in to say hi and apologise for my absence, life is just extra busy atm.
I became a Great Grandmother yesterday :)
Harrison arrived in a bit of a rush on the landing of my daughter's home after she was sent home three hours beforehand. Mother and son are doing well and have stayed at home.
I am hoping to meet him today but I have so much to fit in I might have to wait until tomorrow.
Sorry Sue , I will try and get back and appreciate your work properly very soon.
Sending love n hugs to all xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
Wow...what a striking card today! I have to agree that the extra effort of cutting the 'shadow' really pays dividends for a brilliant end result. I think now I'm going to join Welsh Paula in a cuppa while I watch the video :)
Bejay xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card and you are right the drop shadow does make it pop. I was thinking of trying this today for an anniversary card. Thank you for sharing
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations Lorraine on becoming a great grandma xx
June you sound better in yourself today now the wound is healing, hope you can sleep during the day to catch up xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card again sue x the colours are lovely and although I have shadowed with your sentiments I haven't tried it with your other dies yet x I think the result looks absolutely stunning and shall look forward to watching the video later after I have put some more washing out to dry x have to make the most of every little bit of sunshine x
Congratulations lorraine on the new addition xxx hope you get to see him soon x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue stunning card I love it my internet keeps going off I'm rushing to do my blog thank you for this beautiful card
Love you xxxxxxx June Horrocks xxx

Anonymous said...

I have tried shadowing with small dies but I can see that this will now be my new go to for many of my cards just love how it looks.

sued99 said...

I really like the look of the shadow. It certainly does make all the details of the die stand out more.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. The shadow does make the intricate detail pop. Thanks for your video.

CraftyJo said...

Fabulous!

Leanne said...

Gorgeous!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I agree that adding the extra layer to create a shadow really does make the image pop. I really must have another go at this effect as the last time I tried it wasn't very successful. Thank you

Lisbeth

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Love the shadow effect and this is the best use for black card that I can think of lol. I have done as others and shadowed my sentiment dies but must try shadowing larger dies as it is so effective. Great video as always.

Lorraine F - Congratulations on becoming a Great Grandmother, I hope you get to enjoy cuddles soon.

Frances

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue and the Wilsonettes,
Flower, this has my kind of level of black in it, lol but you would be proud of me as i have made 5 cards with black in them and two of them are black and ivory or black and white. I will admit to it being down to John pushing my bounderies and way out of comfort zone but i got there. THis is a lovely card that really could be for male or female as it has no bows and fancies like too much sparkle. I know that it has a wee bit on the sentiment tag but it is just a tiny part of the whole card which is bonny. I don't have any of these dies to copy your WOW but i do have others that might make as nice a card, but there again it's me making it so i wouldn't hold your breath for that one. Thank you Sue for another piece of inspiration to get our juices flowing. You know i watched your videos on youtube but i don't think i'll watch them before i see the card again as it spoils my surprise at what it's going to be today. It's like a child at Christmas, big ones as well as small ones, opening their presents early because they can't wait and have a surprise and it's just not the same when it isn't a surprise. x
Well folks i had just texted my friend for him to have a lovely day out working as it was a beautiful day here when out the front it came teeming down but was dry out the back and sunny. I texted him back to say i wasn't going to send him a good day message again as it had jinxed it when has turned lovely again. I think some one is just trying to knock me dafter than i already an and believe me i need no external help for that.
Good moring little Harrison, well you gave your mummy, granny and great granny a start didn't you wee fella. Glad you have arrived safe and sound and that your mummy is ok as well although i think it might take her a wee while to get over that shock. Lorraine flower, many congratulations to you, your daughter and your granddaughter, has your daughter recovered from the shock of being an instant midwife? or has she previous experience in that department. When that new wee fella came he gave two people the wonderment of being parents, a new granny and well i'm told it takes someone very special to be made a great granny, sending you hugs flower after all your excitement.
June, so glad that you are down to the two visits as it does mean you are healing, just slower than when you were a day or two younger. I should have contacted you this morning to compare notes as stupid here being triple sured that she had taken her tablets and not wanting to overdose had a walkies spell trying to ease the throbbing and spasms that were in the back and down the legs and their still at it. Try and get a wee rest if you can today just to get you better able to cope. Sending hugs flower to see you through.
Well i will go and leave you all and i hope that you are having the sun shining where you are, Tracy the hugs have been sent through cyber space flower on what i hope is a gorgeous day for you and for all and anyone else that needs or could be doing with some,
love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card the shadowing makes such a difference like others I have used it for sentiments but not other dies but will now definitely try it!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card the shadowing makes such a difference like others I have used it for sentiments but not other dies but will now definitely try it!

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Late posting today been trying to tidy up my garden and it's taking longer than I thought. Gorgeous card and the shadowing does make it 'Pop'. I will have to watch the video later.
Hugs x
Heather T

Crewe Trish said...

hello Sue
I love the shadowing on this beautiful card, will try this on my next card. Experimented with the gilding flakes yesterday not as good as yours but not too bad.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, great card, love the shadow effect and video as usual very informative.
Wendyx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great video and card which shows how effective the shadowing is, have only used it with your sentiment dies before.

Thank you Theresa W, Laine, Maureen, Karen and Pam and anyone else I might have missed for your kind thoughts, Sarah is just 8 and had surgery a year and a half ago but unfortunately it wasn't successful in straightening her spine so it has to be redone, just hope all goes well this time

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

terrie said...

Lovely card and a great tip....thanks for sharing
well done Sue

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue.
Watching John on Hochanda with Justrite stamps, really good prices and love his demos.

Jean said...

Simply delightful!

barbara macaskill said...

Love the shadow technique! The effect that it gives is lovely!! TFS!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous and elegant Sue, my compliments to use everytime a different design.


gr karin van eijk

ursula said...

So so beautiful Sue with the black shadow to it, just finishes it off...A superb card, thanks for the tutorial....luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely dies and layout. I love the effect of the black card and tried it myself in one of my recent projects and was really impressed with the effect. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Margaret Rogers said...

This card doesn't need any extra decoration, and the drop shadow gives it that extra something
Margaret xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
By jove this technique really makes the whole card go "pop". It's amazing.
June, I hope you are on the last straight home in the recovery department.
Lorraine, what a shock for everyone, but congratulations on becoming a Great Grandma!!
Pat L, Sarah is in my prayers.
Love to all
Maureen xxx

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Haven't had time to look at the video yet but will look later. Nearly out of battery.

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I really look forward to video days, it's like having a birthday present twice a week to open full of wonder and delights. I tend not to spoil the experience by watching new releases on YouTube, I'd rather wait and have the surprise on the blog. I wasn't disappointed today, I love the shadow effect, it really emphasises the beauty and intricacy of the dies by making them pop, it's a technique that I have tried with great results. I really appreciate your one on one tutelage, it helps when I am trying techniques that I'm not familiar with and as a reference to a particularly challenging card. Thankyou for taking the time to provide us with such useful tools in our quest for Suesque type perfection:-)
Well, I managed to make it to my craftroom today but with varying success...it was one of those afternoons when you felt like you were treading treacle:-( I'd decided to have my first attempt at using the weaving dies, yes, they look so straightforward.....not so! With the benefit of Sue video I followed the instructions and came a cropper more than once, it was so fiddly yet Sue made it look so easy.....oh, you are but a God Sue, I simply cannot compare! My completed effort didn't match up to my high expectations and buckled slightly so I've put it under some heavy books in the hope that it will look better in the morning when the glue has dried....dream on fool!:-)
Feeling totally dissolutioned I have decided to leave my efforts for the day and return fresh and focused tomorrow....I consoled myself by buying the pierced noble squares, it's amazing just how therapeutic a bit of retail therapy can be in moments of abject despair:-)
June, good news about your wound, twice a week check ups seem like good progress:-) Hope you manage to have a quiet day and get a bit of rest after such an awful night, I very rarely find myself clock watching during the night.....some would say that my lonely brain cell must need it's rest!
Pat, eight years old is so young to be going through the trauma of surgery, I hope with all my heart that it's successful this time so that your granddaughter can enjoy her childhood pain free. Thinking of you allxxxxx
Lorraine, congratulations! I saw on Facebook yesterday the happy news but didn't want to spoil your surprise in telling your blog buddies.
I am so pleased for you and your loved ones, what a beautiful name Harrison is, is it after Harrison Ford? Probably not, your granddaughter is too young to remember his heyday in the eighties/nineties but it is lovely nonetheless:-) Don't let being a great granny get you down, my grandmother was a great great granny in her seventies, it's an achievement to be proud of:-) it's not a reflection of your age so don't let it bexxxx
Cuddles to Yvonne, Beth, Rebecca,Jan, Maria, Linda, Wheely Bad, pat, P, Pam, Theresa, Tracy, deb c, and anyone in need of a hugxxxx

Crafty hugs

Laine1972xxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Think the shadow die effect gives the card that extra something and this colour combo is beautiful...Gorgeous post today.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful design

Vie
x

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love this technique

IVY Cheong said...

Beautiful technique to define your cards. Will watch video tonight in peace. Ivy C x

Myra said...

Hello Sue, Lovely card again today and I wholeheartedly agree about the shadow effect!
It's been a lovely day here today - apart from a visit to the Dentist - but that was just a check up and nothing needs to be done! It's an expensive business though!! Xxx

Janet Wilson said...

Beautiful card, the shadow really makes it stand out.

Dawn Holben said...

Another fab card and I really like the shadow effect, you are so right about it bringing the dies to life.
And thank you for another brilliant video demo.

liz spooner said...

I feel the same, and also I feel that you need to emboss dies as well (well 95% anyway) and a friend of mine doesn't emboss her dies and I have to practically bite my tongue.xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Have used the shadow technique on sentiments but I have never tried it on the main dies. It looks fab so will have to give it a go

Narrowboat girl

magpie said...

Oh.....WOW! Gorgeous Sue just gorgeous....great video as always and reminding us (once again!) on different techniques. I've not tried this yet (oh, the shame! lol) but I will! "Thank you Sue", sending love and hugs to you and your family xx and also to our Wilsonettes who are in need xx Love Karen xx

Theresa Pace said...

that black makes all the dies pop. that blue has such a nice shade, hugs xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Thank you for your card and fab video today !!! I just cannot believe that I actually have all the dies needed to make this card !!! I also have the same coloured card stock and this actual sentiment stamp too !!! I really have no excuse not to make this one !!! I do often use the shadowing technique to make my sentiment dies "pop" so I am now going to have a go at using other dies with this technique to. I really love the white and blue card with the "pop" of black card combination you have used. I really love my Arigua Gemini die and only recently got the Lauren die at Alley Palley. I have been having a play with the Lauren die and made several different combinations of Wedding Invitation cards for a friend and I am really happy with them all. My friend has not seen them yet !!! I love the Lauren die and I think it is so pretty and has such a lovely heart design to it. Perfect for Weddings. Thank you Sue for all your continued inspiration. Sending you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Sending love to everyone from Tres x x x

Jan from Long Island said...

I'm late today...so sorry! Gorgeous card and great video once again Sue. I'm going to give it a try tomorrow.
Lorraine F...congratulations Great Grandma. What a blessing!
Stephanie...I love that your Andy takes such a great interest in your creativity!
June...hope the healing improves by the minute.
Laine...I'm doing well, thank you. Facing some major dental work in a couple of weeks but that's just another bump in the road. No problem. I've been ever so busy going to my grand children's baseball and soccer games. Last night my grandson Logan had a baseball game and to say that it was freezing out there would be putting it mildly. My granddaughter Rylee had a game scheduled tonight but my daughter just got an email saying it was canceled due to rain. Please don't judge me but I'm tickled pink! My other grandson Shane is being inducted into the National Honor Society on Monday night and the Art Honor Society on Tuesday night. Needless to say, they keep me busy (and young).
Sleep tight everyone!
Hugs to all! ❌⭕️❌⭕️

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. Beautiful card and the shadowing certainly makes it pop. X

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card, love the shadowing! xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful card and another brilliant video.
I love how you have used the shadow technique on this card,
You are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas and tips with us.
Love and hugs Brenda XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the effect of the shadow die cut.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Julie Elli said...

That is amazing Sue!! The sentiment and its backing medallion actually look like they are standing out from the screen! You are so clever!
Big Tuesday hugs all round, even though it feels very Mondayish!!!
Julie E

Eunice said...

I love the shadow effect on this card, it is awesome! The dies are stupendous!

Su said...

Wow it certainly does make a difference - great idea.... will try it over the coming weekend.

Sandy H said...

Stunning card. Your shadow effect is the one way I do like black on my cards!
Congratulations Lorraine on the new addition to your family.
Take care everyone.

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card - I love the effect of the shadow & adore the Lauren die!
Janette

Kate's Cards said...

This gives a very bold look to the card. Most striking xxx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, beautiful just beautiful, love your cards always, any time I can't think what to do on a card,
I come to sue's blog then bang I no what to do, I love this blog, don't always comment but always see the cards,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

This card is very attractive. Seems very detailed, but when you take it piece by piece like you do Sue, it seems easy.

Thanks for all your inspiration.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

xxoo