Friday, 25 May 2018

For You

Hello bloggers!  Here's a quick and easy card for you!  I started with a piece of coconut white card.  I used Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides direct from the pad to the card in a random pattern all over the background.  You can easily use the edge of the pads to lay down ink all over the background and it will give you an interesting effect.  I recommend starting with the lightest colours first, working to the darker colours and it looks nice to have a little bit of the white card showing through too.  I used a gold paint pen around the edges as an accent and then tapped the pen over the card to add gold splatter dots too.  I cut my sentiment out of the very centre of the card so it would match my background, but would be covered when the card was complete.  Next I cut the Summer Rose Frame twice out of coconut white card.  I cut away the smaller rose corner and kept the two identical corners with the larger roses.  I added mounting foam to the backs to raise them then mounted them together to create a larger frame.   I cut the smaller frame from the Summer Rose Frame die with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet on it.  I made a thin frame for it using the two outer cutting edges and peeled the backing off and added it to the shape.  I also added the sentiment ct earlier to the middle of it then coated all the remaining exposed areas with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz, then mounted it in the centre of the frame.  The card was completed with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x











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72 comments:

Heather Rogers said...

Good morning Sue

What a lovely card! I love the background it just sets those roses off a treat. Enjoy your day Sue

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful colours for the background,making the lovely die cuts stand out.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love the background.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a lovely card with a gorgeous background
Marion S x

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card!!

TDQ Karen said...

Terrific background sets the focal point off really well

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Nice to see a quick and easy sample that we all need at some point for that last minute order etc. The only trouble is that I always seem to over think even the quickest of cards which then turn into a major catastrophe so something like today's sample is just what I need to calm an over thinking brain down lol. Your 2018 festive collection are filtering through the internet already !!
Have a great day whatever your plans and where ever you are xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous card great colours, I do like the sentiments cut out of the background - love to do this with the pixies too
Hugs
Muriel x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very pretty card.
Sue your new die launch looks Brilliant too, a very sweet little angel.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Debra K. said...

Great card! Debra x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue I do like a quick and easy card, this one is lovely. Placed an order for some of your new Festive collection yesterday, can't wait to see your samples! Love Jean xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with a stunning background, great to see a little 'bling' in the design as well! X

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Another stunning card this morning Sue. I am certainly going to have a good catch up on all your cards and videos when we get home. Sending best wishes to everyone this beautiful morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

a beautiful card and an amazing Background...

Rolf xxx

Jan Sayer said...

Lovely background colour. The rose frame looks perfect on it.
Jan
Northampton

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Love!y.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card this morning with lovely bright colours which are perfect for tis back ground. The summer rose frame looks stunning on the your background and the embossed details really stands out.
crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Clai01 said...

Lovely card. x

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
It may be quick and easy but oh how it packs a punch x
The colours are magnificent and the contrast of the white frame is truly stunning.
The Summer Rose frame is such a beautiful frame. If was given to me as a gift but I will confess to not having used it yet as my card making activities have been rather non existent. I definitely need to remedy this 'never been used situation' and this card is the perfect starting point x
I have now seen your new Festive Collection and once I had realised they had been let loose on the majority of websites I spent a lot of time admiring them. The imminent launch is going to be glorious causing excitement, which is already reaching new levels, to go into complete overdrive x
It is only May and I always refuse to let any part of the Christmas hype to grab hold of me until I feel the festive season is within touching distance. Well that is until you manage to push my principles to one side with this amazing new collection of 'precious metal'!
I think I should stop my ranting - hooray I hear you cry. Sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card today with a background that shows off the focal point beautifully .Yvonne xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

A very nice card Sue, really like how you made the background. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xxx

Sandy G said...

Pretty card Sue. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful card sample today, love the colours in the background and especially the centre sentiment panel which looks stunning.

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

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today love the die and beautiful colours used

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a fabulous background, love the colours and the twinkly gold splatters which show up so well in the close-up shots - the Summer Rose frame stands out really well against all that busy-ness and I also love the little touch of bling on the sentiment panel too...a great card!

Izzy

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, bring on the bling. Roses are my favourite flower. Short and sweet comment today. Still entertaining the decorators, then it's shopping day. Yuk! Hugs Pauline xx

Suemac said...

Love the background

Scottydog said...

Lovely simple card. I must try this colour combination as the pinks & oranges work so well together, however whenever I try & put the ink direct to the card I get lines! Will have to give it another go. Thank you Sue.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Wowie now that's a card! Xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the background although I only possess one distress oxide so I won't be able to recreate it. The new festive collection looks amazing.

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Ruth Kidd said...

Wow, stunning colours Sue. And I love the sentiment cut from the same backing.
Steady rain here today, so I think a session in the craft room is called for!
Hugs, Ruth

stitchingranny said...

Lovely card and unusual colours. I only have four oxides which I bought to try, but at almost £7 each I would rather buy dies.

Hugs Helen xx

Anne said...

Love the background. I haven't any of the oxide inks yet as I am hoping they bring out the small pads. A very effective cards, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a lovely card with a great background Sue
Gr Karin

julie laz said...

Hi sue, I love roses 🌹 what a lovely card, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely quick and easy card to inspire us. Love the background colours they really show up the beautifull rose frame.

Barbara V

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really lovely card, the background colours are gorgeous and what a great idea to cut the sentiment from the middle, so that you have an exact match. Have a great day everyone. Bx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card.
Lydia
X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The roses stand out from the colours of the background.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, I love how you have created this lovely background.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Donita Naylor said...

That background is a winner! Who knew we could make our own custom colors of card stock.
I skipped the pads and just bought all the reinkers, figuring I could finesse a workaround pad if I really needed one.

Now that the festive cat is out of the bag, I'll have to go look.

Happy Friday, everybody.

Love,

Donita

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today. Love the mix of pink and orange background. I also just get some lines if I use an ink pad direct, so always use a blender. Wasn’t able to get in throughout the week.
Apparently from the comments from other bloggers your 2018 Christmas collection is out. I don’t usually read other people’s but that just caught my eye.

karenlotty said...

Lovely card and I love the background The splatter of gold is a clever idea I’m going to try with blues/purples/greens and silver too!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really lovely card today. Love how you have made the background, a great display of colour, you don't have to do too much else to create a card and your simple frame is perfect.

Lisbeth

Tressa said...

I like the design but I am not so are about thebackground colours although it could be my iPad not showing them well.

Teresa

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great card, I love the background and the gold blots. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Suzzette Yandle said...

Great background using the Distress Oxide ink pads this way. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

June Horrocks said...

For a quick and easy card it’s very beautiful thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the rose frame looks fantastic on your gorgeous background x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Great background I do think oxides produce a lovely effect shame I don't own any!

Heather R Oxfordshire

Sue MacFall said...

That background really makes the card and it looks so good with the die cut.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. The background and the dies are gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Joan McKevitt said...

The background is so very different, Sue!! The distress oxides seem to have such an intense colour.....I think they will have to go on my wishlist! Jo xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is a stunner of a card, the colour is right up my street. I've got some distress oxides and certainly won't stop there....
But first things first........... Festive collection by a certain lady who has been given magical powers, can't wait to see all your samples..............
Have a lovely weekend Sue and all the Wilsonettes.
Hugs,
Rose

ursula said...

So simple, so beautiful.....love the card, that background colour is amazing....Looking forward to the Christmas 2018 launch, they are great dies and stamps as usual....luv Ursula xx

sued99 said...

An unusual way to make a background but it looks gorgeous and sets off the flowers perfectly. X

Dawn Holben said...

I love the simplicity of this card and the gorgeous background. Just love this die
in white against those colours. x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Very pretty card the background is lovely I have this die its so pretty

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, although I love the background you have created and the colours used I'm afraid this card does not grab me in the way that yesterday's did, sorry. I'm sure it is lovely IRL.

Frances

Eunice said...

Very interesting background Sue, the more I look at it the more it kind of wears on me!!

Lynda's craft's said...

GORGEOUS Sue..
Love Lynda xx

DeCor said...

Love your background on this card. Like that it is so straight forward but it is still your little extras like the splattered gold and sparkles that make it special!

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for sharing this lovely quick and easy card today with an interesting background.
Hugs from Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely card. Super idea to cut the sentiment from the background for a truly coordinated look. Seems so obvious when you tell us but I wouldn't have thought to do that.
Take care everyone.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and background!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful quick card.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I think ur background colours are really great it’s a very sweet card
Sorry if my posting has gone through more than once having getting it to post

JOY Xx

Pawprintx4 said...

I really am impressed with this card. I love that it seems more difficult than it actually sounds to make and I loved that you used the larger rose corners for a twist on the original die. Very pretty card and a good one for different recipients with altered sentiments.
Stephanie K
SC/USA