Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Pinpoint Embossing Folder

Hello bloggers!  Today's video shows you how to use the pretty Silhouette Tree Pinpoint embossing folder to create a stunning card using just a few crafting products.

 The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love it. So unusual.
Elaine so good to hear that Andrew is enjoying his holiday, I too hope he gets sunshine and maybe that fishing he is liking forward to.
Tina, I hope you and Mick are doing well.
June and Tina, hope all went well with the husbands visits to dentist and hospital.
Annie, glad to hear your daughter is on the mend.
Lorraine F, get some help dealing with your bank, they break so many rules at times.
Yvonne, it is a long time since I was called anyone's special bird, thank you.
Hugs to our Tracey and all on the blog, missing friends too.

Pussycats said...

Good morning sue and all. WOW what a stunning card , its so different. Your cards just blow me away.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Great card today, Sue. In this colourway would make a good card for men too. Thanks for the idea.
D x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. This EF is so unusual but stunning, I'm saving the video for later when I can watch it in peace. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

auscrafts said...

Very different card for today will be a useful folder to have in the stash

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, well that was a surprise this morning to see this cad Sue, it is not your usual style, I love the pinpoint ef so will be checking out the video in a while. The card really looks lovely.

Pam, you are always there for us, thank you. My hubby went to the dentist but she could not take the tooth out because it was too close to the main nerve, she said if there were any complications, which were likely, then he would be in so much pain he would not be able to bear it so she has referred him urgently to a specialist. she did open up the hole in the tooth a bit more and drained out a lot of the infection, she then packed it with this antiseptic paste which was full of antibiotics, she said to come back on Wednesday if it starts to hurt again, but so far the pain is not so bad........I feel so sorry for him because he is not a very good patient and gets very stressed out. He did sleep in bed last night and woke at 5 this morning so that is a good thing.

My thoughts and hugs as always go to Tina and Mick, Annie and her daughter, Lorraine F (agree with Pam get some help), Yvonne and Tracey.

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

Marion Scott said...

Morning Sue. I recently watched this video and was really fascinated how you brought the tree to life. Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Card is lovey Sue, very different. e-folder going on my wish list as I can see it being very useful.. JJxx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
That's a bit different. Love the tree. Will watch the video on how to use it. I managed to buy it.
Anne M xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with a beautiful embossing folder, a very autumnal card. Yvonne xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Oh my word Sue - morning by the way....... I can imagin you smiling as you uploaded this sample from your files thinking "this'll shock em" lol well you have !!! I don't think there will be one person today that doesn't think that this is soo different to anything we've seen, wow Sue what a wake up call lol it's a beautiful CAS wake up call, and a folder that needs to be on my shelf ASAP.
It makes me wonder what other cheeky surprises you have in your files 😊
Have a good day Sue whatever your plans xx

Crafti Moggie said...

Looks like a simple but effective card today Sue, the pinpoint embossing folder does all the work,

thank you,

Pearl xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Wow how different great for a man's cards
Jan x

Deborah Artliff said...

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

Debs Cards xxx

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters everywhere.
How different this card is with the pinpoint folder. This would suit any man in you life and any occasion. Smashing!!!!!
Thank you all for the lovely messages regarding Peter my Hubby and his Prostate biopsy all went well and now is the waiting game for results!!! If he does not have to contend with as he suffers from Narcolepsy and also Cataplexy which is a worry in its self.
Our love and crafty hugs to you all.
Tina T xxxx💐

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this one is different, Thank you so much.
It is just brilliant.
Take care all and all who have so many problems.
Have fun Kitty.

Narrowboat girl said...

Hi Sue. Such a different card to your usual ones. This would make a great Autumn birthday card. Will watch the video when I get home from work - something to look forward to & help me through the day

Clare W said...

GM Sue. I was so wondering about this EF. Now I can see I like it. On my list!

Maria Illsley said...

A very different style of card its stunning and a great one for the guys xxx

hazel young said...

This just needs one word Stunning xx hazel

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card, really different to your usual style. Perfect for a mans card.


Debra K. said...

Great card for a guy! Debra x

Denise Bryant said...

wow... this is awesome! Love all that texture!

dmj said...

Do different to your usual style, Sue, love it!!!

Doreen x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a perfect 'Man's) card! I love anything that has trees on it so this folder is a must have for me. Change the colour scheme and it can work just as well for the ladies. I enjoyed the video thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Suemac said...

A stunning card for a man

hollyberry said...

So beautiful,very different but looks so calming.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
How different. Unusual embossing folder with a lot of potential fot scenic themes.
Heather R Oxfordshire

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue. A different style for you.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card so tranquil. love Jean Z xxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, this really is a different WOW card, perfect for many occasions.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Annie Pennington said...

Good morning all. I wasn't expecting anything like today's card Sue, it's lovely. I love the tree trunk, it looks a bit distressed. Will watch the video later when I'm alone to watch it without being disturbed!

June, hope your hubby can get his tooth sorted out soon poor fellow must be in a lot of pain with it.

Tina T. Hope your hubbys test results are good news, he has enough on his plate already without more bad news

Annie P

Anonymous said...

What a surprise, Sue, no die cutting for the focal feature - but so effective. Love the framing too. Not sure I could manage the colouring bit, must give it a try.
So many people and their families with health problems - so big well wishes to all.
And to the duo (glad to see you both back on form) also Lorraine F and Wheely.
Saw our friend Dawn Holben's craft story on Joanne Sheen's newsletter - very moving - crafting has been a saviour and an escape for so many.
Thanks for the video, Sue, always inspiring.

'P' in Wales

Laura O' Connor said...

wow stunning ,love the way it makes to whole card ,Laura O

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
A very different card today and one that would be wonderful for men. I love your pinpoint embossing folders as the extra dimension and texture in them is so lovely.
Thank you for the great tutorial.x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue ,this is a WOW card. It is stunning. Loved the video. Thank you .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is so, so beautiful - thank you for showing us how to achieve this.
Hugs, Rose

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I love it when you throw in something completely different to surprise us!...this is just wonderful and you've really brought the image to life with your colouring pencils and a little gilding wax...must check out that embossing folder asap!...


Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card, love the embossing folder. Hugs to all xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card I love the design. That is an amazing embossing folder. I am looking forward to watching the video later with a nice cup of tea. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue - what a very different card from you and it's fantastic. Love it. Haven't seen this embossing folder but will definitely be buying one. Not got time to watch your video at the moment but really looking forward to seeing how you have done this. Sending best wishes

Anne said...

This is so different and effective, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

carol quinn said...

Really different card today

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Well that is certainly a different card today, not sure, but I need to watch the Video to see how you did it!
Love Marg

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, Fab card today not your usual style!!! I love it!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

gwen70 said...

Really lovely card Sue, love the embossing folder and the video

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is stunning

June Horrocks said...

Wow sue this is beautiful I love it thank you
Love always June jorrocks xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a beautiful card this morning! It is so very different from your usual cards!
This EF will be so useful for men's cards and also for birthday cards in Soring, Summer, Autumn and Christmas, maybe with a few embellishments? I think this folder will be a real winner!
Lesley S x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
So different, so lovely and just a great man card,
will watch your video later .

Pam,, all is well with Andrew he is enjoying his caravan ,the weather was dull yesterday but no rain.

Take care everyone
Big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

sandy acland said...

Brilliant video, very helpful useful tips along the way:0)

Sandy (tort)

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, great card for the men in our lives, and a great video too.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue well what a surprise card for us today! So different but really lovely I'll have to get this embossing folder I think will be used often

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue well what a surprise card for us today! So different but really lovely I'll have to get this embossing folder I think will be used often

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, well this is definitely a different type of card for you, but I love what youve done with it and your choice of colours. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sylvia Yates said...

Very effective. A super card for men, just loved the video have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. A very different card and, as you say, perfect to send to a man. SueL x

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Well that threw me! I did a double take and checked I was on the right blog ! Lol. What a beautiful card, amazing embossing folder too. I would normally give a folder like this a miss because I wouldn't know what to do but this has changed my mind. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

June I hope your husbands tooth gets sorted soon xxx
Tina I'm hoping the results are good your poor husband doesn't need anything else xxx
Sending hugs for Elaine and Andrew Tina and Mick and a big squishy one for Tracey xxx

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue.

Bente Sørflaten said...

Lovely card, and that embossing folder is just great!
Thanks for the video!

Lynda's craft's said...

A very good morning Sue & friends
Wow I love this card the embossing folder is is great for Man cards I love it. You video brilliant as usual,
I'm not sure I would colour like you though but it's going on my Ally Pally list.
Love Lynda Brock xx

TRACY how are you i hope your coping with sorting all your Dads boxes out. You have been Amazing
Coping with all that life has thrown at you over the last few months sending love & Hug's my friend. Lynda xxxxx

Wheelybad Big Hug's coming your way & Billy's cuddles too. Love Lynda xxx

Tina & Mick sending you both Hug's xxx

Elaine glad Andrew is enjoying his holiday.Hug's for you both xxxx

Annie pleased your daughter is on the mend Hug's for you both xxx

Lorraine F I hope your getting some help with your bank
try the citizens advice they might be able to help or give you some advice.
Hope you don't make yourself ill we are all here for you
sending you Big Hug's love Lynda xx

Hug's for everyone on the blog xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A great card, I looked at this E/F and thought it wasn't for me, I think my mind has been changed. The way you have highlighted the tree with pencils looks amazing.
This would also be a good sympathy card.

Lesley Cann said...

Once again great card and video so useful for the men in your life. Still raining in Cornwall.

Sue MacFall said...

How great for a sympathy card - simple yet meaningful.
Many thanks
Sue Mac

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Oh Wow !! this is so different, but very effective. I must away to watch how to create this beauty.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jess Watson said...

Good morning Sue, WOW this was a surprise this morning, how unusual, but lovely.
This folder will be added to my ever growing list and might just be put at the top.
Thank you for all your inspiration, take care everyone, Jess xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. So different and great for the males in our lives. Thanks for your inspiration video.

Kate's Cards said...

Wow! My kind of thing today. xxxxxx

Paula said...

Now this really is unusual Sue! :) I can't wait to see the video, so I'm off to make my usual cup of tea so I can watch in comfort.
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

scrAPpamondo said...

Stunning card and fab texture, so striking!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

I have this embossing folder, I love it and made my card very similar to yours. It's a fantastic male card

June x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card really like this embossing folder I am thinking in a lighter colour ssy

a pale beige or fawn popping miniature family photos die cut and onto the tree would

make an unusual card for a New Baby all his or her family tree.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue. I bought this embossing folder its lovely.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a beautiful card. So different from your usual style but i love it. Must put this e/b folder on my wish list. Would make a great card for the guys. Thanks for another great video. You make everything so easy with these step by step videos.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

joyceone said...

Hi Sue, What a different card. Just love it. Men's cards are so tricky but this just fits the bill.

Suebak said...

Great video - I love these sort of quick effective cards. Perfect card as you mention for the men in your life and I know some ladies who might love it too. Change the colour, dangle something from the branches to add a little charm. I will buy this embossing folder.

Susan x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I don't know how I have missed this embossing folder but I did and am now really pleased to see it. Before watching the video I thought you had sanded back the pin-points but I love the way the gilding wax really highlights them. Your shading on the tree makes it look really 3D and your framing is perfect. Altogether a lovely card, thank you.

Caring thoughts for all those feeling down for whatever reason.


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Well that was a shock. How different today's card is. I like it though. Will watch the video as soon as I can.

Sending hugs to all those on the blog who are having bad times at the moment and sending well wishes.

Love Helen xxx

jenny Briggs said...

Hi Sue
This is such a clever card would be perfect for an autumn birthday

CraftyJo said...

How lovely - and what a difference just adding the gilding wax to the dots!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. As you can see I am back from Berlin and what an experience that was. Such beautiful museums and art galleries and plenty of inspiration for card making.

What an unusual card today. So simple and yet so mesmerising.


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Wow! I looked at today's card and thought - I need to see the video straight away! It really is beautiful. I would have barely given this EF a second glance but you have made a masterpiece out of it! It would be useful in winter colours too with a touch of frost!!
Thank you so much.
June - I'm so sorry about your husband's tooth and I hope gets an appointment to remove it very soon! Toothache is just awful!
Love to all who are going through difficult times.
Myra x

Theresa said...

Good afternoon Sue and all your crafty crew
Well this is a very different card for you Sue I just had to go watch the video and wow it did not disappoint
It is a wonderful card for all occasions and for male and female alike
I love it
Pam you are a star and always think of others in your posts Thank you
Hugs to all that may need one
Love Theresa G xx

Barbara (C) said...

A great quick card for a male who are notoriously difficult to cater for. A great addition to my EF stash!

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely to see something different.
Enjoyed the video.
Rosemary xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wowwwwwwwwwww Stunning Sue, love the design and tree

gr karin van eijk

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Wow! This is certainly different for you! Really love this embossing folder and I think it could just well be a must have. Brilliant for the male cards. Thanks Sue,
Love and hugs to everyone, Alison xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. I didn't realise how much I love tress till recently, lol, so I will have to add this to the wish list. As you say it would make a great male card. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jean said...

This is just amazing!!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Thanks for the video and a suggestion for a masculine card. It is so easy for me to do a female cards, but oh so difficult to make cards for all those males in my life. I like how you penciled in the tree to give it depth and make it look 3D. I really like your pin point embossing folders.

Patricia Youdell said...

Afternoon Sue
This is very different and quite beautiful
Pat x

barbara macaskill said...

What else can I say except AMAZING! AWESOME! GORGEOUS and WOW! I love this and definitely need to add this folder to my toolbox! TFS!

ursula said...

A most unusual card for you Sue, but hey, so interesting...looks like another folder to order...luv Ursula xx

Tressa said...

Well, well! This is certainly a turn up for the books. Certainly a card with a difference.. I love the colour used but can see it in other darker colours as well. The parcher in me would also like to try using the embossing folder with parchment as well just out of curiosity.

I agree that it makes a great card for a man not into sports or those other things that card manufacturers seem to think are suitable for all men!!!

Great idea. Thanks.


Eunice said...

Sue what an amazing way to use an embossing folder!!! I love the way the tree come to life!

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Wow how different is this card! I really like it & the video is very informative,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card. So different. Love the effect will watch later to see how to achieve this.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

This is a really Lovely card, enjoyed the video (as always) you make everything look achievable, Thank you.

Love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. An crafty friends

Hmmmmm I can't make up my mind with this one. It just looks very different to ur usual style
Which is nice but I don't think it's for me (sorry sue). Always love ur videos tho. X

Myra and Lynda b. Thanks for ur kind words as always. Working my way thru dads stuff a little eAch day. Photos were hard to go thru seeing him happy away with his Irish friends. A lot of them were photos of him sleeping. It was always a running joke of him as he always said "I'm not sleeping I'm just resting my eyes"
This was said at the end of the funeral
"try not to think of me as gone after all I'm just resting my eyes.
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry!! Lol
I'd know idea something could hurt so much. But I'm just glad I wake up the next day and be thankful for what I have and another day of living!!

Love n hugs to all xx

Janet Wilson said...

What a gorgeous card, love that embossing folder!

Val Jones said...

Sue this is stunning and suitable for so many occasions.

Love Val in Spain x

Susan White said...

Love this card Sue - so simple, but really effective. X

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love this card, simple but effective and it highlights how good tools makes good crafter of us all :)
Thank you all so much for the messages of support they are so appreciated. The account in question is just in my husband's name now so he has to deal with it. I took advice on a forum and he is armed with the knowledge that they have no right to hold onto the money so hopefully he will get it sorted on Saturday when he has an appointment. If not we will have to take it further.
Laine, it is good to hear you have dabbled in crafting at last, I am taking my time creating a card using Sue's dies and some Hunkydory pieces. I think it's going to be very effective once completed.
Tracy, we used words that Dad wrote for his funeral, it made it so personal and as the words were full of love for my Mum, my siblings and I they meant a lot.
Claire and I saw finding Dory and it's a lovely film though very sad at times
I am going to love and leave you now as I have a meal to cook.
Sending love n hugs to you all xxx

sued99 said...

Great card. Totally different but I love it! Xx

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, so different.xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card sue you give us never-ending inspiration thankyou crafty janney.

karenlotty said...

What a lovely embossing folder I'd like to see other examples using it.... I love how you''ve highlighted bit with gliding wax and colouring

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!!!
I had watched the video a while ago when you uploaded it to YouTube and went straight online to buy the Folder. I think its not just a mans card and I would be over the moon to receive this card.
I have to admit I love it when you post a card that is not in your usual style, it is good to keep us all on our toes with the occasional surprise!!!

Theresa Pace said...

i love the dimension you have created on the tree! fab, hugs xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
WOW fabulous EF and love how you've given it texture and depth with the gilding wax and the colouring pens. Just arrived back home after our week in France so haven't had time to read today's comments so will just send caring hugs to all in need of one

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Yvonne G said...

Evening Sue
Woweee!!! This is so different from what I would call a typical Sue Card. This stunning offering is such a tranquil piece of art and would be so appropriate for many occasions. Although I have not got this particular embossing folder I have numerous 'scenic/picture' EF's from the 'olden days' and this has given me some well needed inspiration to give them a new lease of life. Thanks Sue x
I have not watched your demo yet but I have decided that tomorrow I will have a bit of quiet time as I have a few of your videos to catch up on x
Pleased to say that my day was not as eventful as yesterday. No creepy crawlies to contend with thank goodness. A dull day with no blue sky and the sun was nowhere to be seen. The upside of this is that it is much cooler which is incredibly refreshing x
Pam - you are welcome - tweet tweet x
June - gosh how miserable for hubby. Fingers crossed it will be sorted soon. Hugs to you both x
Tina T - sending you and your hubby hugs as well x
Elaine - I love my caravan holidays whatever the weather. Hope it is doing Andrew the world of good. Hugs x
Lynda - come on, tell us how long your Ally Pally list is at the moment. Lol x
Tracy - sending you a huge warm virtual hug. You are such a star. It is still very early days and your emotions will be all over the place. Cry if you need to and laugh because you can. Someone told me that when I lost my partner five and a half years ago. Believe you me I needed to cry a lot but in time the tears became less frequent and I stopped feeling guilty about being happy. Lots of love x
Lorraine - jealous or what - can't wait to see Finding Dory x
Laine - know you had a rough night last night thanks to your fluff ball trying to change her mealtime routine. I hope you she behaves and you manage to indulge in peaceful slumber. Good luck ��
Bed time for me now - 'P', Wheely, Maria, Tina and Mick and everyone else sending you love and Happy thoughts x
Crafty hugs

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Very unusual card from you today but I like it very much
and the EF is great. Thank you for the tutorial video.

Tina and Mick, hope your day was alright, take care
Elaine, good to hear Andrew having a nice few days away
Lorraine F, sending you some hugs. hope everything
gets sorted asap. You know stress is no good for pain.
Perhaps ask you doctor before continue dropping the meds,
Don't want you to get any problems.
Yvonne, ants, maggots and mouse. Sound like a fun weekend.
Just hope they didn't went in any of your baking :-)
Lorraine, still some time before Autumn for you to go
in your bikini,we must get some summer soon but best wear clothes
to coming AP or I would't recognise you :-)
Tracy, you are doing so well, take your time going through the
boxes. Laugh and cry for every memory you had together, hugs
Wheelybad, hope you are alright, sending you and Billy my
daily hugs.
Sending hugs to all, hope our missing friends be back soon
Maria x

Steve Harrison said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! This card is absolutely stunning !!! I LOVE it !!! What a beautiful embossing folder. I really must look out for this one. I love the effects created by just simply colouring the tree in three different colours. It looks so professional. The gilding wax gives a lovely highlight to the other areas around the tree to. I always love to make frames for my cards as I think they add a real touch of class, and the frames you have made for your card Sue makes this into a very elegant and sophisticated card !!! Just as you say it is perfect for those difficult male cards we all struggle with. Thank you for sharing your stunning masterpiece today. I think this is something very different from you. It is gorgeous. Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Sandy H said...

Gorgeous card. How useful this embossing folder will be. Just need to find somewhere that has it in stock!
Take care everyone.

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue I watched the video last night it is a great card especially for a man, I do like the embossing folder and the way you used the pencils to enhance the tree, very nice
KathyB x

IVY Cheong said...

Wow this card is stunning! Love the frame work, Ivy c x

Littlelamb said...

Sorry this is so late Sue. I fell asleep reading the comments. Like this card very much and thank you for the excellent video. Must look for this embossing folder.

Dawn Holben said...

This card is stunning, really love the embossing folder and pleased
you have reminded me that embossing folders can be used for the main focal
point and not just a background.

Vie Carter said...

What a fabulous card, just love and ideal for a man


SueJ said...

Playing catch up after having the family here.
Love the embossing folder and great use for background and main image. Thanks Sue.

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry not commented, but been too ill,
just want you to no I always go back and look at your art work,
I love all your cards and I copy most of them lol,
Crafty hugs Julie laz xxx