Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Floating Frame Card




Hi bloggers!  The Indonesian Collection is unique in that the outside shapes are all the same but in different incremental sizes.  That means you can use the collection to create shaped frames and if you use acetate for the base, they look as if they are floating, giving your card a really unique look!












The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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109 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love it. So very stylish.
Welcome back Carmen, you sound as if you had a wonderful vacation, shanninville sounds great for all of us to visit. Happy Anniversary and happy birthday to your hubby.
Rosemary,please try not to worry,axDonita says, once they know what the problem may be they can devise a treatment plan. I have lived 69 years with a heart condition, born with it and only diagnosed 17 years ago. Fainted a lot as a girl and it was put down to growing pains.
Just don't let them hit your wrist with a book, that means you gave a ganglyleon, did I spell that right.
Alison, the swimming and gym are certainly working. You deserve to have your knee operation fir all of your hard work. Diane, you go girl too.
I've got Garys card made for him to give to Diane, I'm very pleased with it too. Must get cracking on the others.
Hugs to all, special thoughts to our poorly and missing friends.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I absolutely love this gorgeous card, such a great effect with the acetate. Off to watch the video. Have a great day all. Bx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, and an original way to use acetate, thank you
Pat x

hollyberry said...

Such an elegant card today.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
This card is so elegant I love it.
Will watch the video later.
Jan x

TDQ Karen said...

This is beautiful.love the simple lines xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card and I forward the sentiment to everyone. Love how you size your dies so that we can make various size frames as they add that extra "something".
Carmen, sounds like a wonderful holiday, I think we all need to visit Shannonville! I agree about that part of Canada you visited, I'd live in either Quebec City or a small town called Kingston which you may know. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Maria Illsley said...

A wonderful card Sue a great idea with the acetate xx

Debra K. said...

Lovely card! Love the floating frame technique. Debra x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh gosh this is such a beautiful creation, it does remind me of a spellbinder card I saw years ago but yours is much nicer.

Pam I reiterate all you have said.

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

Barbara (C) said...

I like the idea of using acetate for the floating effect. A definite winner!

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Smart card Sue.

Jan.moogie said...

What a unique idea and so gorgeous too, WOW. Sue you are inspiring, thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, such a great idea.

Michele

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very pretty.

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue,
I absolutely love this card it looks so elegant thanks for sharing .
Catherine V94 xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Really like this idea with the acetate.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful elegant card. I love how the layers float, very clever.
B xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, love Jean Z xxx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue, a lovely technique xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card love the floating layers! Enjoyed the video thanks for sharing!
Hugs x
Heather T

Clare Powell said...

Gorgeous card, love the effect of the floating layers x

Anne said...

What a fabulous card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

A lovely card Sue, and a great technique. Very different. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

SueJ said...

What a lovely idea. great card.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card and a great idea. I will watch the video with a coffee before my little grandson arrives and I have to watch Thomas the Tank Engine AGAIN. I swear I know every word in that video now (lol), wouldn't change him for the world though.

Love Rosemarie X X

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, it's gorgeous and the floating effect is wonderful. You do have some pretty dies in your collection don't you. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Thank you for the encouragement, I've been swimming with my daughter and we've really enjoyed it, the rest is continuing on my own when she goes back to uni which isn't long now. Xxx
Rosemary I'm sorry but you made me chuckle, I used to sit through Thomas the tank engine but we had to fast forward the scary bits with diesel as Emma didn't like them. Mostly it was Barney we watched- I still know all the words to every song!! Still as you say we love them to bits. Have a fun day xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely exquisite card today with a lot of depth without bulk.Yvonne xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful classy card and what a fabulous technique with those acetate layers!...off to watch the video and then dig out that pack of acetate I bought some time ago, I know it's in the craft room somewhere...lol

Izzy

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
A very elegant card great colours l think it sort of looks like a decoupage card from the side but a lot better from the front view as u might of guessed l not keen on decoupage but this looks a lot better than decoupage Bec it has the elegant l actually think it's gorgeous in the silver
JOY Xx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
Gorgeous card, such a great idea to use Acetate.
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

How ingenious and a beautiful result., what fun could be had with this technique.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

June Horrocks said...

Stunning card sue love it the acetate idea is brilliant you are so clever
Thank you love June horrocks xxxxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Clever use of the acetate, love the idea. Gorgeous card.
Lydia
X

BenteS said...

Lovely :))
Thanks for the tips in the video!

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving the card and layers , will watch the video later.

Rosemary , i am thinking about you today and sending love and hugs and everything positive.

Lynne, my grandchildren are grown up now but i have many happy memories and photo's of them crafting and cake making to look back on. Such precious times .xx

Carmen , you had a blast ,it all sounds wonderful and great you found Sues dies.

Pam , hope you have caught up on your card making. sending you lots of love and echoing you again today

Big hugs to all especially my besties.
Take care
Elaine H X

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all. Beautiful card this morning. Thank you for sharing with video again . Crafty hugs all round... Wendy

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, your dies are lovely and so easy to use. Will have to watch the video later, I'm off to cover my friends craft shop, oh happy day.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, I like your use of acetate. Will give this a go. Enjoyed your video, as always. Hugs xx P Austen

Tressa said...

Lovely, elegant card. Love the floating frame technique: very different.

Teresa

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card. Just about to watch the video with my mug of coffee.
Pam, thank you. Although I won't admit this to Dave, I actually quite like he gym now! I love the swimming although I would like the pool with maybe only 4 or 5 people in it so I don't have to keep manoeuvring around other people!! That's the selfish side of me coming out!!
Diane, well done. I think that if you get into a routine of going with your daughter, then once she's gone back to uni, you will find it easy to keep going. I know if I was allowed to drive that I would go on my own if Dave didn't want to go now.
Love and hugs, Alison xx

Theresa Pace said...

great idea. can be used in a multitude of ways. lush card, hugs xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very elegant card suitable for all manner of occasions.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very classy!
Doreen R

STELLA MUNN said...

Such a pretty, delicate-looking card. Lovely for a wedding. Thanks Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I just love this card, especially the clever way you have used the acetate. The video is so easy to follow. Think I might be making one of these cards very soon! Have missed seeing all your cards from last week as have been away so am looking forward to catching up now.
Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, acetate is a gorgeous medium to work with!!! Very nice!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone. Lovely card Sue love the idea of floating frames, the colours you have used are lovely too will definitely have a go at this one.
Donita you made me laugh. Yes I do watch Doc Martin, I love it and have the box set as well. I remember the scene with the lump on hand. You do write so well. Sending love , hugs, and thanks xx
Elaine, hope you are still having peaceful nights. Have you seen your MP regarding door? Sending you all love and hugs.
Crewe Trish are you getting used to the British weather again? Must have been quite a shock when you got off the plane! Sending love and hugs
Pam thank you for your support, sending love and hugs
Carmen sounds like you had a fab holiday. Xx
Sending love and hugs to you all and thank you for your support, will report back later as to the outcome xxxxxxxxxxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Looking forward to watching the video to see
how you achieve this novel card.
Rosemary xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, just love the simplicity of this card, sometimes less is better and that is really true of this card. Love it.
Wendyx

Yorkie girl said...

Good 😊 morning Sue and everyone
Well I would never have thought to mount my die cut on to acitate it looks brilliant Sue and one I will have a go at
I will have to watch your video later I need to see how you have stuck them down without getting glue marks on everything lol
I will again echo oor Pam as she always comments so so well on everything
Hugs to all that need one
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a stunning eye catcher of a card today really beautiful and colours are too.
Sending love and healing hugs to all that are poorly or those that just need them xx
Going to make a cuppa and watch the video so have a good day all xx
Love
Sharon
xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Carmen I have just been back to your post yesterday. Wow you certainly packed in a lot on your holiday
Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ is a place my hubby has always wanted to visit but with his health issues I can't see that happening any time soon if ever
So thank you for your wonderful description it sounds amazing And then seeing Sues dies would have had the same affect on me love them all Nice to see you back Hun
Rosemary chin up sweetheart will be thinking of you
Theresa G xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Crafter's Apprentices,

Presenting Sue the Magnificent! Watch as she taps her wand on three different die sets, then pulls shaped frames out of her Platinum hat! Another tap of the wand, and they levitate!

Thanks for showing how your magic tricks are done, Sue. We'll never tell. But if we do tell, we'll tell them not to tell, as my grandmother always used to say.

Speaking of acetate, I cut up my first piece today to use with the butterfly stained glass window.

Welcome back, Carmen! You had said you would see Sue's North American distributor on your vacation. I'm so glad you gave us a full report. And congratulations on your anniversary and on finding a city that feels like home. We lived near Montreal (on the island) when I was in fourth and fifth grade. I remember visiting Toronto (such tall buildings) and Quebec (such old, ornate buildings) but I don't remember Ottawa.

Thinking of you while you're at your appointment, Rosemary. Remember that you are a kicker of cancer's butt, so we know you're tough. But you're allowed to have your real feelings. To use your words, love and hugs to you. Love and hugs to you too, Crewe Trish.

Francis, thank you for reading my food truck story and watching the video. One never likes one's own self on video.

Myra, during the next release, let's use feverish followers.

Congratulations to the faithful gym-goers, lap swimmers and losers of weight. Sigh.

Love,
Donita

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very elegant and using acetate for the floating effect is so different. Thanks for your video.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Today's card is very elegant, I love it and the video is great too
Marion S x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is BEAUTIFUL - love the idea of floating frames. And thank you for doing the video - absolutely essential for someone like me who forgets things..
Love the colour combo, too.
Hugs, Rose

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love the effect of this technique and it is so clever. I must give it a try - now where did I put all that acetate that I have stored away in a safe place.

Lisbeth

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a fascinating card that will intrigue any recipient. Great video as always, thank you. Oh dear, the Indonesian collection should really be so much higher on my list but I am getting into Christmas mode and still need so many more of your new release dies.

Pam - I think you will find that is ganglion :-) My grandfather had the book treatment over half a century ago but I don't think they do that nowadays lol Good luck with the rest of your cards.
Carmen - so glad you enjoyed your holiday and who wouldn't want to visit Shannonville - I expect you were like a child in a sweet shop (or kid in a candy store lol). Belated Happy Anniversary to you both and Happy Birthday to your husband. Cake & champagne - can I visit?
Donita - you're welcome, it was very interesting.

Well we have sunshine today and I have washing on the line for the first time in ages. I am almost looking forward to going for the messages and not getting wet! Hope everyone has a good day.

Frances

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. I will have to settle in and watch the video later. It will be my treat. Take care. Hugs Jackie

ursula said...

Wow, quite an unusual technique...must give it a try....thank you Sue...the card is just amazing, so subtle, but beautiful...luv Ursula xx

sued99 said...

Love the idea of a floating frame. Will have to watch the video later to see how it is achieved. X

CraftyJo said...

Looks great!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A lovely idea with the acetate.

Anonymous said...

Loved your video and the finished card....so beautiful and I will give this a try for sure. When I cut vellum, or any thinner materials like shimmer sheets, foamiran, etc., I just add a layer (or two) of scrap card under (and sometimes over...keeps the vellum cleaner by sandwiching it in between two pieces of card, too) the vellum to make it thicker going through the die cutting machine. Seems to work well for me....or if I'm going to need several of the same cut, I'll double or triple up the vellum and cut them all at the same time in one pass. Hope this makes sense.

Anyway....great video and technique....love the floating elements.

Jan D., FL, USA

Pawprintx4 said...

Gorgeous card as always. I had watched this video earlier on You Tube and wondered how you can always come up with such wonderful techniques.
Rainy today here in SC
Stephanie K

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, this is a very elegant card & so clean looking using just the two colours. I like the idea of the floating frames, I don't have any of these dies, but I suppose I could adapt the idea using different dies. Another one n the list to try! Thank you for the inspiration!

karenlotty said...

Very elegant Something I mustvtry

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
You've Done It Yet Again Produced The Most Spectacular Video Tutorial/Plus A Phenomenal Card
Like Many Of Your Blog Followers Have Already Mentioned I Just Love The Dies
From The Indonesian Collection As The Outside Edge Dies Are The Same Shape, But In
Different Incremental Sizes, So This Gives Us The Opportunity To Create Stunning Frames.
The Floating Frame Card
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Sentiment Wishing You A Wonderful Day" - From The Delightful Sentiment Clear Stamp Set
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Gold Mirror Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Acetate"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Specialists Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Self Adhesive White Pearls"
"Rangers Jet Black Ink Pad" - Used For Stamping Sentiment
"Double Sided Sticky Tape"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Indonesian Background Cutting Dies" - From The Indonesian Collection
"Sue Wilson's Bali Cutting Dies" - From The Indonesian Collection
"Sue Wilson's Java Cutting Dies" - From The Indonesian Collection
"Sue Wilson's Sumatra Cutting Dies" - From The Indonesian Collection
"Sue Wilson's Caelum Cutting Dies" - From The Gemini Collection
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Such A Unique Video Tutorial Plus The Magical Tips/Techniques
That You Enjoy Seeing Us Use From Time To Time.
Your Such An Extremely Talented Person, Everyday I Say The Same Thing But I Mean Everything I
Say, I Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Very Much.
I've Been Watching The New Video Tutorials On YouTube They Are Just Exceptional, Loving Everyone.
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs πŸ€—
Love From Sam xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card design with the floating frames backed with acetate. I should be able to do some floating frames with your California Collection, Basic Frames set A. Thank you for the helpful video.

val jones said...

Hi Sue. So creative. Just love this card and technique.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Eunice said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the floating effect!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video, love your floating frames and the Indonesian dies are top of my wish list
Carmen glad you had a great holiday, good to have you back
Rosemary hope all went well for you today with the consultant
Pam as always echoing your lovely words

Love and hugs everyone
Pat

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Clever card and love the illusion...

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card and great tutorial

June x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow loving that frame

Janet Wilson said...

Love the floating frames idea

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love this technique it is pretty I have now managed to watch all the videos I have missed.
Pam I hope you have had a lovely crafty day.Elaine yes it is really cold the little ones have gone to Blackpool for a couple of days and are in thick jackets.Carmen your holiday sounds lovely.Carmen I do love your comments.Rosemary I have been nipping back all day hoping to hear how your hospital appointment went I hope all is well

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and elegant card Sue
Gr Karin

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card. Great dies and colour combination. I love the floating appearance. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Margaret Rogers said...

HI Sue
A beautiful card, and changing the sentiment would give you a card foe any occasion
Margaret

liz spooner said...

Absolutely stunning card today.xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely technique used here. Great dies.

barbara macaskill said...

Love the look of these floating frames! You could even put shaker pieces inside and have it look even more as if it is floating! TFS!

Laura O' Connor said...

Very nice card sue. Laura O

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card, lovely die-cuts, I'm looking forward to watching how you created this floating card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dawn Holben said...

Hi Sue, so sorry for not commenting for so long.
I am not in good health at all but i have enjoyes looking at your wonderful cards each day and decided it is about time i started commenting again.

Thos floating frame card is stunning and fabulous, i reaaly would love to make this so just need to buy those dies first lol.
I love the gold frames with the acetate and thank you so much for another brilliant video demo.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this is such a lovely card I love the floating frames such a clever idea and so effective
Well today it was so wet we took our two young grandchildren to the swimming pool on the way out to the car the heavens opened we got to the exit and the machine wouldn't accept our ticket which meant I had to go back into the reception to get it sorted by the time I got back into the car I was wetter than I had been in the pool I wondered why I had bothered to dry myself!!! Never mind at least we all enjoyed our swim!
Rosemary I've been thinking of you today I do hope you're ok
Elaine after catching up on the blog I see you have been having problems with a disruptive neighbour I do hope its all quiet for you now
Sending big hugs to all who need them

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Amazing x
Not watched the video but looking forward to it x
Happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone specially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
What an elegant card, it really stands out as class and style. Love it. xx
Thank you for sharing, Hugs Brenda xxx

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, love the very elegant and classy look to this card. Can't wait to see the video tutorial but have to wait until I have a better connection. X

Di said...


Hi Sue,
A very classy card, love the floating frames and the Indonesian dies and the Gemini die is gorgeous too. Another lovely technique. thank you so much for sharing and for your inspiration.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Not watched video yet but will try in morning. From the comments it's amazing!! Xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
So sorry I'm so very late! Been a busy day!
What a lovely card !! A great video and new techniques to try! Thank you! The Indonesian set is one of my favourites! I love using them. So many Dies all capable of being used in harmony!
Carmen - glad you had a lovely holiday! You were missed .
Rosemary - sending you hugs and hoping things went well today!
I'm falling asleep so must say Night Night!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue & dear Wilsonette friends,

Stunning card and great video as always. Love the colors and I really like this idea with the acetate. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you, ladies for the warm welcome and good wishes for me and my hubby.

Pam – Thank you for your daily comments. You helped me to get an idea about what happened while I was away. I will try to read everybody’s comments as well, in the next few days.
CraftySuetoo – We visited Kingston for the first time years ago when I booked “1000 Islands” cruise, as a surprise for my hubby’s b-day. We love it so we added this small town on our list for this vacation. We spent 2 days in Kingston on our way back to Toronto. Maybe the best part living there is that you’ll get to Shannonville in less than an hour.
Elaine – Yes, my vacation was really great. Hope Andrew is feeling better and you have peaceful nights.Hugs to you.
Rosemary P. – I always have great time when I am away if I am with my loved ones: my hubby and our son. I really hope everything went well for you today.
Yorkie girl - Yes, Canada has many beautiful places to visit. Hope that one day you and your husband will cross the pond. Best wishes for your hubby.
Donita - A full report will take me days to write down :). It’s good you remember only the tall buildings. You don’t want to see the old, small buildings that we have in our downtown. It’s a shame for a city like Toronto to have these dark and dirty stores and restaurants on the main street.
Fluffycat – You are so right, I was like a kid in a candy store. You can be that kid as well, come here! We always have cake and champagne for our b-days. Next one is around the corner ...in October. You are more than welcome to join us.
Pat L. – You are so kind. It’s good to be back home and on this friendly blog.
Crewe Trish – I love holidays! How was yours?
Myra – It’s good to know somebody missed you :)

Be happy and healthy, dear friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette
Carmen

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card. Late again so I'll watch the video tomorrow.
Take care everyone.

hettygarlick said...

That's a really beautiful card Sue. xx

Littlelamb said...

Really beautiful card Sue and brilliant tutorial. Thank you.

Marie said...

Good morning to you Sue and to all on this blog.
I dearly love this card and would love to have a go at it. Unfortunately I don't have the right dies and I don't have the acetate so I must start a wish list soon. I have put a curb on my buying since my house was put on the market as I'm supposed to keep it tidy. I don't know any crafters that can keep their place tidy all the time do you?

scrAPpamondo said...

Great effect with the vellum and those frames! really they seem floating! Another clever delight from you!

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, loving the vellum, colours and frames. Another fab video, think I might need a day off to try this out x

Vie Carter said...

Very elegant

Vie
x

Anne said...

What an elegant card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Sassy said...

Beautiful and enjoyed the video!

Sassy said...

Beautiful and enjoyed the video!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Fantastic