Friday, 6 April 2018

For You

Hello crafters!  It's a striking black and white card for today.  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Heart Strings Embossing folder for texture.  Next I cut a smaller piece of white card and used the decorative die from the Heather die set to cut the design into the card.  I backed it with white and added a thin black mat.  Using the Summer Rose die set, I inked the die with Clear Perfect Medium and letterpressed it as I cut it out of black card (you can see the lovely debossed detail in the close up pics).  I embossed it with clear embossing powder to get a shine to it.  I did this twice then cut the frames apart and used the same corner from each to create a larger frame.  I added them together to the card with mounting foam.  I cut the sentiment from the Summer Rose Frame die set in black card and glued it into the centre of the frame.  White and black mats were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 8"x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x









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74 comments:

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
I love this card but I think it's not for everyone with the black frame.
Jan x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, I really like this card, the monochrome colourway is always very striking and the embossing on the border die cut really lifts it. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What a spectacular card. I can only imagine what it looks like it person, it must be striking with the Summer Rose heat embossed. It is really stunning.

Have a wonderful weekend at Ally Pally. I'm sure it will be a fun-filled, but busy weekend.

Beverly

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a lovely card.
Have a great weekend.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Debra K. said...

Very striking! Would make a good sympathy card without the heart embossing. Debra x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Great card, very striking in the monochrome. Enjoy Ally Pally. Sue xxx

hollyberry said...

Love the monochrome look of this card,very striking.

Netty The Runner said...

Great card Sue. Not everyone likes black, but I always think it looks very striking.
Annette x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Classy card. Love it.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous monochrome card, loving the embossing folders and heat embossing on the roses.
Hugs
Muriel x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, well todays card is certainly different, and I never would have thought of this colour scheme for the rose frame but I think it grows on you, it looks really good.

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

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning monochrome card this morning , the letter press effect on the roses makes the card look very striking. I love the details from the embossed back ground.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

hazel young said...

Lovely monochrome card Sue xxhazel

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking card and the heat embossed roses look wonderful although I wouldn't have thought of using black for roses.
Marion S x

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, very striking & dramatic.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

Love this card Sue, very classy. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Great card, love black and white cards.

Barbara V

Clai01 said...

Have a great Ally Pally Sue x

Jan Sayer said...

A striking card. Hope AP goes well.
Jan
Northampton

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
An interesting technique heat embossing the letterpressed die cut. I'm not sure about the black roses, maybe a different colourway.
Enjoy Ally Pally.
B xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful monochrome card today which I love but know it's not everyone's. Yvonne xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Well this is certainly different you do like to mix things up but I do like it. Enjoy Ally Pally everyone.

karenlotty said...

A very striking card I’m a little unsure of the black for the roses I think it’s one of those cards you need to see in the flesh - will it be at Ally Pally..
Great technique I had never thought to letter press with a die

dmj said...



Wasn't too sure looking at the first picture, but as
I saw the close ups, it did grow on me! As someone
else said, perhaps in a different colour??



Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I do love black and white cards and this one is very striking. The embossing is very effective nnd would look good in any colour. Looking forward to seeing all your samples tomorrow! Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It certainly is a striking card! The embossing folder and dues are gorgeous!
Hugs x
Heather T

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful black and white card, love it.
Lydia
x

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

Fantastic monochrome card. Love the embossing details.
Enjoy Ally Pally and remember to take some time out for yourself.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

A stunning design, not sure the pics do it justice though, apart from one where the letterpressed glaze really shines and highlights the rose, so I can imagine this card would look so much better in the hand than it does on screen...but I must admit I'd have been tempted to add a little bit of bling behind Heather...lol

Donita - today's version of the Summer Rose frame illustrates Sue's letterpressing with dies better than Wednesday's card doesn't it...

Izzy

Tressa said...

I like the design of this card although like some above, I am not sure about the black frame.

See you at the Ally Pally!

Teresa

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue very different very stricking would love to see it demoed
Thank you love always June Horrocks xxxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I love the monochrome scheme...and... I know its not for everyone..... but I like it... it always looks clean and tidy to me. Reminder for me to stock up on black card....and I love the rose die. I think this might be my next purchase. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

TDQ Karen said...

Love monochrome look xx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Amazing I am very fond of black and white cards, the letter pressing works a treat.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Scottydog said...

A real statement piece. The monochrome is so striking & I love monochrome cards. They real do stand out. Thank you Sue for the inspiration. Enjoy yourself at Ally Pally. Will be along on Sunday.

Donita Naylor said...

Oh, this is what you meant by letterpressing. Thanks Izzy!

Maybe black roses would work for a fake-dreadful birthday, or for a Halloween Valentine. I agree that black and white carries a lot of class, but I'm not sure what kind of message is conveyed by black roses.

The only consolation for missing Ally Pally, I imagine, is not having sore legs and feet. Have fun, everyone who's going!

Best to all,
Donita

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card but the black rose frame not for me. I love your embossed heart background and the dies you have used.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
This would be a lovely card if it the frame was not black.
I would make the card but would use a different colour
for the frame.
Regards,
Evis M.

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Not struck on this card. As others have said the black frame is all wrong, maybe for a bereament card, but as a general the frame needs to be a different colour
Matgaret x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love the black and white theme, it is so elegant.
Wishing everyone lots of fun and inspiration at Ally Pally, I shall be there in spirit.
Hugs, Rose

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very striking card.

Love Helen xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I think you have totally split the Wilsonettes today:-) I am in the 'not very keen' camp although I do like the letterpressed and embossed roses I think it would be more suited to one corner on a sympathy card. Just as well we all have different tastes and styles or the world would be full of identical cards lol I hope you enjoy Ally Pally and have a great time.

Frances

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue I’m sitting here with a broken shoulder, so cannot Craft.thanks for the inspiration for when I’m better.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Really striking card I love the rose frame Hope you all have a great time at Ally Pally
Sending good wishes to all especially Jackie above hope you will feel more comfortable soon

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is just gorgeous I love those dies. I am looking forward to Ally Pally tomorrow. I bet is will be busy. You know what I will bring with me just for you. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Rosemary Stickland said...

I love black and white cards and ths is
very striking.
Rosemary xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning For 2016
Well Sue, As You Know I’ve Always Loved Black/White Cards I Believe
They Look Rich/Opulent/Magical Just Phenomenal Thank You For Sharing.
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Heartstrings Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder”
“Rangers Clear Perfect Medium Ink Pad”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies For 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Heather Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Summer Rose Frame Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Began Today’s Masterpiece With A Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card Which You Then
Embossed Using The Heartstrings Embossing Folder, You Attached This To A Thin Black Mat Then Placed
Mounting Foam To The Back Attaching This To Your Base Card Which Had A White/Black/White Mat/Layer
Which Also Included Your Famous/Signature/Piercing.
Sue, You Cut Out A Smaller Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card Then You Cut Out The Decorative Die
From The Heather Die Set, You Backed This With Coconut White Foundation Card Then Added A Thin Black
Mat You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Which You Attached To The Centre Of Your Embossed Background.
You Then Used The Magnificent Rose Die Set, Inking The Die With The Sticky Clear Perfect Medium Ink Pad
Then You Letterpressed It As You Cut It Out Of Black Foundation Card, You Embossed This Using “Creative Expression
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder” You Did This Twice To Create The Phenomenal Shine (Which Your Still
Photographs Show Just Perfect)
Sue, You Then Cut The Summer Rose Frame Apart Using The Same Corner From Each To Create A Larger Frame
Placing Mounting Foam To The Back To Attach To Your Card, You Cut The Sentiment From The Summer Rose Frame
Die, “FOR YOU” From Black Foundation Card Then Glued It To The Centre Of Your Frame.
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Phenomenal Card It’s Truly Exquisite
Have A Tremendous Time At “ALLY PALLY” Enjoy Have A Laugh With The Rest Of The Team.........
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

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, always like black and white together. I love wearing it, eating it (liquorice) and making cards in it, It looks so stylish. Like the EF too.
Really jealous of all the Wilsonettes who are going to Ally Pally. Wish we had a similar show involving all of the famous crafters including yourself up here in the NE..Maybe one day!! Enjoy yourselves we'll be with you in spirit. Hugs xx Pauline


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card, you can't beat a classic B&W. I do like the look of the embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card Sue and really nice in the close up pictures. Laura O Springfield

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, black-and-white really make a very classic statement.
It definitely gets thumbs up from me.
Hugs, Brenda XXX

Suzzette Yandle said...

This lovely black and white card is striking. A Sue Wilson gem.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Very elegant card Sue x love the rose frame and would not have thought to use the embossing powder on it x thankyou sue for another fantastic idea x really looking forward to ally pally x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Oh my!....I totally LOVE this card....it’s AMAZING!!! I’m definitely going to try & copy that this weekend! It’s so different! What a fab idea!! When I see what you come up with using the dies....I ask myself why the heck did I not think of doing that!!
Hugs
Sam
xxxx

Vie Carter said...

Love this design but colours a little too dark for me, but very elegant

Vie
x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the drama of this card. It is probably a bit strange but the white die cut in the centre reminds me a bit of a spider's web!

Lisbeth

sued99 said...

I love black and white cards. X

CraftyJo said...

Very striking, can't go wrong with black and white ;)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I'm afraid that the letterpress technique is one that I just can't master. Have a great time at Ally Pally

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I'm sorry but this one is not for me - it's the black frame that doesn't work for me at all. I know I'm in the minority though!
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxxx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card but like others, I'm not sure when I'd send black Roses other than for a sympathy card.
Still thank you for sharing this letterpress technique. Enjoy your weekend xx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

It is not everyone's choice, black and white, but I think your card is very nice. It would be good for a Sympathy card, or my neighbour loves black, so she would like it very much.

Have a lovely time at Ally Pally (I won't be there this year).

Have a good weekend.

Love n hugs to everyone
Dorothy of Baldock

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Not sure about the black roses but otherwise a nice card Sue.
Loved the card yesterday and I have some of the boat cut outs
from Julia last work shop. hope to see you Sunday x

Where are you all ladies, so many missing. Hope you come back
Pam, Elaine, Rosemary, Laine and many more. I miss hearing from
you and what happening in your life. Hope you all right ?

Hugs to all wilsonettes, hope to meet some of you at Ally Pally
Sunday.
maria x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love your black and white card today. However, I am not sure who I could send a card in these colours to unless I really know they like black and white. Love the design of the card, though and would love to see it in other colours.
Lesley S x

Latenight SandyH said...

I like the design of this card but the black is definitely not for me (no surprise there). I can see it working well with other colours.
To everyone going to Ally Pally, I hope you have a wonderful time.
Take care everyone.

Eunice said...

Very striking card Sue!

Jan.moogie said...

This would make an excellent sympathy card Sue and a bit different from the norm. Thanks for sharing, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Marie P from Longridge said...

A very unusual card Today Sue, As usual I'm a day late with my comment because I get your posts a day late. I think you will be at Ally Pally today and I see that lots of your blog family will be there too. Wish I could be there but that's not possible.
I have a Birthday today and some of my family members have been wise enough to give me gift certificates and transport to Inspirations in Preston so I will be taking my wish list with me and will go straight to The Sue Wilson aisles.
Hope everyone enjoys Ally Pally.
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

Pawprintx4 said...

I am wondering if you switched the white and black...white roses. I am a big fan of white and black but I do prefer the other colored samples of the rose frame to this one. The Heather die looks great with it so a good tip for me in my card making ventures.
Marie P. Happy Birthday! Sounds like your family knows how to spoil a gal. Have fun.
Ally Pally...sigh.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

ursula said...

Wow, love the back and white, would love to have been at Ally Pally but no such luck....the card is beautiful Sue...thank you....luv Ursula xx

Fikreta said...

So nice card!

Kate's Cards said...

Very striking. Xxx