Saturday, 20 January 2018

Blotted Crystal Card



Hello bloggers!  You will see if you watch the video that I original card that I made came out much more orange than the video card did, but like all fun techniques, you can rarely recreate them exactly (well that is the fun part to me at least!)

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Sheila Barns!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.




























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92 comments:

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great background. Will watch video later. Happy weekend.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful spring coloured card today, will watch video later

Congratulations to Sheila

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

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely coloured background.
Well done Sheila.
Jan
Northampton

hollyberry said...

Beautiful lacy card. Love the background, especially the colour.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely bright background Sue.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely summery sunshine colour to wake up to its pretty enough to thaw out this freezing wintery morning. I have this dear little Striplet but yet again it's not come out the packaging ! After spending weeks away from my craft space I'm finding it so hard to find the get up and go and get cracking again even with the thought of market creeping up on me fast, so many new dies after birthday and Christmas to play with but no enthusiasm to play (dynamite to spare anyone) ?
On that note Sue I'll send my congratulations to our card winner and send my usual love and hugs your way hoping your day is warmer than here xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and a fabulous technique! I wish I had your imagination, you keep coming up with great ideas thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Sheila!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card and video.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card and video.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.
Sorry forgot to say congratulations to Sheila.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A lovely sunny card to cheer us all up today.
Thanks Jan x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking design that brightens an otherwise dull, overcast day. Thank you for the tutorial.
Congratulations to Sheila, enjoy your beautiful prize.x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue gorgeous finish on both cards and of course so different, love them . Thanks for the technique video tutorial it was brilliant. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely bright card this morning. Love the background and the colour.

Barbara V

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable card, such a great technique!

Chris Curry said...

Love the freshness and brightness of this card. Will have to watch the video later. Thank you Sue. Xx

Marion Scott said...

Very pretty card Sue and a great technique, must try this
Congratulations to Sheila.
Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

Great colour and lovely background. Congratulations to Sheila x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, lovely cheerful colour to brighten a rainy January day.
B xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue, fabulous background for this time of year to cheer us all up and think of Spring xx hazel

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, a lovely Sunny card to cheer everyone up. Congratulations Sheila. You lucky girl. Have a warm weekend everybody. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

I am loving all these lovely bright cards you are giving us. I hate the January and February's dismal days and today is no exception; it's pouring down and is set in for the weekend so today's card has really cheered me up, enough to send me to my craft room to make some cards for imminent birthdays :)

The card is beautiful Sue, thank you. Congratulations to Sheila on winning.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card this morning . The colours on the card are stunning and will cheer anyone up. I will have to catch the video later. Congratulations to Sheila Barns.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all..... Wendy

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A beautiful, sunny looking card.
Congratulations Sheila on your win. Keeping my comments short as they keep disappearing. Sue xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.

Congrats to the winner.

Michele

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely sunny sunshine card today to cheer us up with all this snow about. Congratulations Sheila. Yvonne xx

rosiejt said...

What a lovely, happy card to begin my weekend!

Suemac said...

Lovely sunny card

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

You've really captured sunshine with this background - love it!...I don't think I've ever seen you use such a bright and zingy colour before but this card has really cheered up a grey and dismal January day...off to watch the video

Congratulations to Sheila on winning Wednesday's beautiful card

Izzy

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - loving the colour, it is such a happy colour. The petite petal die is so delicate and I love using it. Looking forward to wating the video a little later. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card this morning Sue and a wonderful explanatory video. I wonder...... is yellow the in colour at the moment.....I have been working on a yellow themed wedding card this week. Is it the New in colour...? Just an update after Lisa Hortons tips on the p.powders..... now that I have the right materials I think I am doing much better and I feel more confident to
Use my pieces on my work. I have some of the industrial chic dies and and I have cut some of these dies with what I produced with the pixies. I am happy with them . Not made the card yet .... but I know they are ready. Congratulations to the Wednesday card winner. Keep warm everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, love the petal die down the edges and a stunning colour

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Weekend Wilsonettes,

What an interesting technique! And what a fabulous effect! Thanks for the sunshine!

Congratulations to Sheila Barns!

Welsh Dors, you are so right; sunflowers make us smile.

So sorry Jeannie Donnelly on the loss of your Dad. I hope you'll give yourself time to just be.

Well, Stephanie, I did get the birthday cards made. About 48. She said her great-grands range from one still in the oven to about 20 years old, and more boys than girls. I'll have to play with my positioner at home.

Thankfully, the plane leaves at a decent hour so I don't have to get up at oh dark stupid, as my sister says. But I stayed up until about then finishing the birthday cards, cleaning up and making sure everything fit in my luggage. It was a good vacation.

Love,
Donita

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very spring like it's lovely. love Jean Z xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, this is a bright cheerful card, for this dull day. Will watch the video later - something to look forward to.
Wendyx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a bright cheerful card on a dull morning, I think you've hit the button for us all this morning. I do like the background, it's very pretty. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam Elaine and Rosemary sending hugs xxx
Congratulations Sheila on winning the card I'm sure it will bring a ray of sunshine into your house.
Donita safe journey home xxx

Covgal said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the bright colours. I like playing with different techniques. Thanks for the ideas. X

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a beautiful card and lovely colours on a cold and wet winter morning. Well done Sheila, enjoy your card. Off to watch the video. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Anne said...

Just what we need on such a miserable wet morning, Sue. A lovely bright card.

Anne (Northampton)

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card Sue very nice. Laura O Springfield

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful card sue love the background and the dies are so pretty
Congrats to the lucky winner
I feel just like you Steph can’t get my mo jo back had a bad fall in October I have been back and forwards to Liverpool hospital for scans tests etc I need to get going
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a bright and cheerful card, love this colour, brightens up the morning.
I will watch the video later, I’m off to the hairdressers for her to work a miracle!
Well done Shiela on your win, enjoy your gift.
Safe journey home Donita, that was a lot of cards!!!
Take care everyone, Jess xx

stitchingranny said...

A lovely card and fascinating technique. I have a couple of the inks but not the varnish so this maybe something i need to get and try in the future.

Congratulations to Shiela on winning this weeks Card Giveaway.

Hugs to all
Helen xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely cherry card, love the background.
Well done to Shelia.
Lydia
X

Crafty Cruiser said...

Bright and beautiful! Congratulations to Sheila
Doreen R

DeCor said...

Beautiful cheerful card. Congrats to the winner today. Have a good weekend all.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card thankyou for the Video tutorial

Congratulations to Sheila

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

catherine lyons said...
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catherine lyons said...

Morning Sue beautiful card
Catherine v94 xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, I have just watched the video and love how you created the background. I really think I should spend more time having a play to see what I can come up with and not be afraid if something doesn't quite turn out how I expected.

Lisbeth

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely bright cheerful card the video was great I like the background technique I'll have to try it
Donita well done on completing all those cards! Glad you enjoyed your holiday I hope you have a good journey home
Jeannie so sorry to hear about your Dad sending you caring thoughts
Congratulations to Sheila enjoy your prize
Sending good wishes to all

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Sunshine colours for the background and gorgeous dies you have used. Thanks for your video.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is what I would call a happy card because it is so bright and cheerful it cannot fail to put a smile on your face. I love watching you create different backgrounds and the difference between your original card and the video card is quite striking. Love it.

Jeannie - I'm sorry for you for the loss of your father. I hope you can get back into your craft room soon as I firmly believe in crafting as therapy.
Donita - well done on making all of those cards, that really was a marathon session. Safe journey home.
Jeannie - congratulations on being this week's Wednesday Winner, enjoy your beautiful card.

Frances

doreenj said...


Love the sunshine colours used in this card;
off to watch the video,



Doreen x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A really sunny card today. Bright and beautiful. Have to nip out, but will watch the video when I get back.

Congrats to Sheila on your win.

Love Helen xxx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I have the petite petals Striplet I am sure I could also use something else

STELLA MUNN said...

Hi Sue - enjoyed the video. I prefer the more yellowy one, it would be great for an Easter card or for someone with a Spring birthday. 5hanku x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely, bright and cheery card.
I look forward to watching your video later on today.
Regards,
Evis M.

CraftyJo said...

Looks like a bit of sunshine on this wet, grey day :) Very pretty.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
What A Phenomenal Card Plus An Exceptional Video Tutorial Which Was Extremely Informative
I Loved Both Cards As You Mentioned You Never Come Up With Same Colour Twice
I Just Love “The Blotted Crystal Effect” Background Where You Can Have Your Colours As Strong As You Wish,
I Must Admit I Love The Strong Colour, Then I’d Mat/Layer With Black Card Just Stupendous.
The Intense Pigments Are Very Similar To Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders In That Way, Great Backgrounds
Different Each/Every Time.
Today’s Extravagant Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Acetate”
“Creative Expression Varnish Lacquer”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls 5mm”
“Creative Expression Sweet Wishes Set Of Clear Stamp Sentiments” (Today’s Sentiment Is Right Back At You Sue)
(Thankful For You)
“Creative Expression Intense Pigment Stains Rose 🌹 Pink/ Sunflower 🌻 Yellow”
“Tim Holtz Fossilised Amber Distress Oxide/Spiced Marmalade”
“Rangers Jet Black Archival Ink For Stamping The Sentiment”
Today’s Extravagant Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s Scarlet Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Jennifer Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Victoria Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Petite Petal Striplet Die Set” (From The Striplet Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
I Loved How You Showed Us How to Apply The “Intense Pigment Stains” To “Acetate” By First Of All Using
The Tremendous “Varnish Lacquer” Then The “Intense Pigment Stains” Showing You Can Apply As Much/As Little
As You Wish.
I Am Very Lucky I Have All The Frames/Tags Collection I Will Continue To Purchase Them As Its Magical Cards Like
Today’s, That Just Shows How Versatile/Adaptable They Really Are, There Extremely Useful To Have In Ones Stash.
There Is Even One Called Samantha (NOT AFTER ME) But I Think I Know Who It May Be.............. The Last One I
Purchased Was The Beautiful Julia Frames/Tags Die.
I’m So Looking Forward To Seeing The New Card Creations You Will Have Created Using Your
New Collection Of Cutting Dies Which Is About To Be Released At Any Time
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
As Our Lovely Izzy Mentioned You’ve Captured The Sun 🌞 With Today’s Exquisite Card
Huge Congratulations To “Sheila Barns” For Winning This Weeks Wednesday Gift Card You Lucky 🍀 Lady.......

Kate's Cards said...

Love the citrus background.

Jeannie Donnelly said...

A beautiful bright happy card today, love it Sue!
Thank you Donita and well done on all those makes! Xx
Thank you Lynne and Fluffycat. Xx
Well done Sheila on your win! X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A lovely bright and cheerful card for this dreary Saturday down Saturday.
Just watched your video and will have to try this idea!
Thank you!
Lesley S x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card, background and die cut pieces. All came together so nicely. I like how you made the background and extended the side die cuts. You always inspire me. Thanks for the great video.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful Card, so delicate looking. I just love yellow, it has a lovely warm feel. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Sheila Barns.

Best wishes

Pawprintx4 said...

Yummy card today. I love the "caught in crystal" technique and this blotted variation looks fantastic. I actually have all the dies too so may give this a go with the reinkers I have around. I have had so many projects to get done lately, I have not had time to just play on my own.I did get to work Pixies into yesterday's cards. Love, love!
Lots of you are having trouble getting your mojo on. I think its the after holiday "ho hums" plus the awful winter weather everywhere it seems. I have my stamp club that I always need to do cards for so that does keep me inking however sometimes I'd rather be making other things.
Donita, you really did make all those cards and on your vacation yet. I am impressed. Have a good flight back home.
Jess, you need to share your miracle working hair dresser!
Sheila, congratulations! You are the envy of the blog.
Jeannie, so sorry for your loss.
Elaine & Andrew, we are thinking of you. Hope all is better.
Pam, there is a big hole at the top of the post. Come back soon.
Hi to all & have a great weekend everyone of you,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Jackie Durrant said...

A beautiful card and great video. Love the colours you have used xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Congratulations Sheila, and thank you Sue for yet another technique. Love your ideas,& this card is gorgeous x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,

What a beautiful sunshine glow you are giving us today.
This card would certainly light up the recipients life.

Have a lovely weekend, Hugs Brenda xxx

sued99 said...

A really lovely bright card. Will watch video later. X

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A lovely sunny card to brighten up a dull damp day.
Donita over 40 cards wow I am impressed.I had a stamp positioner for Christmas and I love it.I fell in love with a card Sue made with her Christmas sack stamp so I sent away for the die that went with it and the robin stamp.I have already made 6 cards ready for next Christmas.
Sheila congratulations.Jeannie I am so sorry for your loss.June H I hope they manage to sort you out soon.My daily huggles for Pam Elaine Rosemary Andrew and Helen.

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue,
I love this card - just what's needed on this grey and dark day.
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card and great video, the background is so cheerful and I do like the petite petal striplet
Congratulations to Sheila on winning the wonderful Wednesday card
Donita I'm so impressed, all those cards wow! Safe journey home
Jeannie deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad
Elaine as always hugs for you and Andrew

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

rolfi said...

That´s a beautiful and elegant card, Sue.
Rolf xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
A lovely sunny bright cheerful card today that orange is so vibrant and summer like. Summer can’t come quick enough for me love the light nights
Elaine Hugs for you and your lovely Andrew and Helen
Pam missing your input to the blog. Rosemary how did strictly go ?
Congratulations Sheila on your win
Donita safe journey home. I can’t believe you made that many cards
Jeannie so sorry to read about the loss of your Dad hugs
I send my usual good wishes and hugs 🤗 to you all
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Clai01 said...

Sunny feeling card today and very bright and cheery. x

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I think this card is lovely and cheerful
Congratulations to SHEILA
JOY Xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely sunny card for us today. I think I actually like the yellow version better than the orange one. Nice echnique to try.
Donita well done for making all of those cards x
Jeannie so sorry to hear your sad news - my thoughts and prayers are with you x
Congratulations to Sheila x
Pam,Maureen, Elaine, Andrew and Rosemary hope you're all ok xx
Sending love and hugs to all. Alison xxx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Love the stains you have used, beautiful card, really like it, they are both so different. Thank you for showing a new technique and thank you for the inspiration.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Elaine Ann said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card and lovely colour scheme.
With Best Wishes

Elaine Ann

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card.
Many thanks.
Myra ( Friend of Maureen) xx
PS - safe travel Donita ! X

Narrowboat girl said...

A very vibrant summery card today Sue.
Congrats to Sheila

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! Such a vibrant and cheerful card!

Fikreta said...

so very nice card!
hugs

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
gorgeous colour and technique - love the difference in the two.
Congratulations Sheila
Hugs
Muriel x

ursula said...

Love the background colour, a super duper card Sue....luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Splendid another technique to try. Good job I can play all day if I so choose!!!
Love the card.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Betty McAlister said...

Evening Sue. A gorgeous card to lift our spirits today. Do prefer the paler of the two versions but both beautiful. Great video demonstration too xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, cheerful color.I do like the petite petal striplet.Great video.
Thanks
Hugs from sunny Toronto to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Latenight SandyH said...

Pretty card, interesting technique.
Sheila Barns, congratulations on winning Wednesday's card.
Donita, wow, 48 cards! Well done on getting them all done.
Jeannie, sorry to read the sad news of your Dad's passing. Thinking of you.
Take care everyone.

Marie from Longridge said...

Fantastic card Sue and your video is great.
I bought some of that spray glue on my recent day out and OH DEAR . First I stuck my fingers together then I stuck my forceps together and now I'm afraid of using it again.I watched your video so carefully and even had my big magnifier on but could not find any evidence of you being 'stuck up'
Congratulations to you Sheila on your great win.
Still missing you on here Pam.
Hope Andrew is a little better and send healing hugs to all in need.
Marie P.

Scottydog said...

Sorry Sue, got engrossed in your video & forgot to comment (senior moment!). Another technique I must try. Have now mastered the pixies & getting hooked! Think you are trying hard to brighten our days as this is another ‘sunny’ card which we certainly need at the moment with this horrible weather. Thank you Sue.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin