Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Happy Mother's Day

 Hi crafters!   Better late than never! LOL  I just found this one with a Mother's Day sentiment, but imagine it with a happy birthday or even a get well sentiment!  I just couldn't let it go without a blog appearance, now could I! LOL  I started by creating a letterpressed background.  I inked up the Art Deco Shells embossing folder with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink and placed a piece of milk card inside the folder.  The ink was then transferred onto the floor of the design on to the card as it passed through the die cutting machine.  Next I cut the Springtime Frame and used small smoothies to ink the die cut.  I used Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks.  I added small pearls to the flowers too.  I cut the backing piece out of milk card and added the frame to the centre of the background with mounting foam.   I cut the sentiment that comes with the frame and inked it to match using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and glued it to the centre of the frame.   I tied a messy bow with cream satin ribbon, adding a pearl to the knot and added it to the side of the frame.  Milk mats and layers were used to complete the card,  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x






                                                    Follow my blog with Bloglovin

74 comments:

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely bright card Sue.

DeCor said...

Very pretty and colourful. The oxide seems to give a much more vivid colour. Love how you inked the embossing folder.

Marion Scott said...

Lovely Mother's Day card Sue and it is Mother's Day in France this coming weekend!!!!
Marion S x

Clai01 said...

lovely card. x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussssssssss card Sue

gr karin

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Very pretty card with change of sentiment, suitable for many occasions
Hugs
Muriel x

Debra K. said...

Really pretty card this morning! Love the letter pressed background, so lovely, and the inked frame. Debra x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a very pretty card for all occasions.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

rosiejt said...

Such lovely colour!

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty Spring time card, the use of the distress inks to colour, really gives you a vast palette. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card this morning Sue. And as you said in your comment... it would be suitable for any occasion. I love the colours you have chosen also. Sending best wishes to everyone this morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. It's been donkeys years since I had a bash at letters pressing and it went part shaped so never tried again, I was really new to crafting so I can be excused, but now I'm not so new and got the best tutor ever it's time to buy some oxides, wait for my new folders to arrive at the shop then have another bash, if it works as beautifully as this I'll be chuffed. Wasn't so sure when it first loaded, thought the worn lipstick over took the colours in frame, but it really is pretty Sue. If there are any French mum's looking in have a lovely mother's day.
Sue - Hope your day is as bright and cheerful as this unusual beautiful weather we're experiencing in Lancashire lol xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, very pretty.

Barbara V

hazel young said...

Stunningly beautiful card Sue love the colours used x xhazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very pretty card in lovely colours, the letterpress background looks beautiful. X

Jan Sayer said...

A lovely card. The springtime frame is very pretty.
Jan
Northampton

hollyberry said...

Such a pretty card.

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, love the colours.

Michele

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a stunning card today, I love the embossing folder, it goes so well with this sample.

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

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today which would make a fabulous framed gift without any sentiment on it. One which I am sure would be truly treasured. Yvonne xx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

i hope you are bright eyed and bushy tailed or will be so later today :)

A lovely card and sentiments can be changed. The colours are lovely. Like others I am getting to really like the Oxides and their rich velvety texture.

Have a great day Sue

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the brightness of the oxides used to great effect in this cheerful card

Anonymous said...

Lovely bright card this morning. Hugs WALES FOR EVER xxx

Chris Curry said...

This is such a sweet card Sue, that ribbon bow is perfect for it. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, sadly I no longer have my Mum with me.
Lydia
X

Tressa said...

A pretty card the design of which, as you say, can take any greeting.

Teresa

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. The letterpressed background is fabulous.
B xx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Scottydog said...

Wow, that background is amazing! I thought it was a new die when I first looked, it really works so well, not something I normally do. Thank you Sue for reminding us of this technique.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. I love those dies and the colours are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Suemac said...

A lovely card

Anne said...

What a glorious splash of colour, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Sue I tried letter pressing for the first time a couple of weeks ago and by using Distress Oxides made it so easy I am totally in love with this technique

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This card is very very pretty and I can make use of some of ur ideas thank you

JOY Xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I have the Springtime Frame and it works just as beautifully cut as a silhouette too as well as this more colourful version you've shown us today - and I'm definitely going to invest in some more Distress Oxides if they work so well for letterpressing, like Stephanie I gave up trying with ordinary water-based inkpads...

PP - Yes!...Brian Mulrooney - that kid's going to be famous for the rest of his life isn't he...I think he suddenly caught sight of the interior of the chapel with all those people and floral decorations and it blew his mind but he and his twin carried on regardless displaying that lovely train to perfection - what a pair of little troupers!

Izzy

Susan Battensby said...

Wow what a beautiful card, love the lovely colours used.
x

Donita Naylor said...

Oh, so pretty!

After reading your whole recipe, I went back to learn the name of that lovely pink card stock. Duh! It's white card stock! With worn lipstick distress oxide! Well within reach!

Could somebody please tell what mil card is? Is there a unsaid number that's implied?

Thank you. And the card is such a gift to all of us.

Many more thank you'd!

Best,

Donita

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card . love Jean Z xxxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s beautiful card in lovely colours...

Rolf xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and I love your letter pressed background but like Steph I've never had any success with this technique, will just have to try again
Donita I think Sue meant milk card

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

STELLA MUNN said...

Such a pretty, colourful card Sue. Thank you x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, such a vibrant card with colours fitting for this time of year. WakeyL

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today love this die and embossing folder they make very pretty cards

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card, not too sure about the colour mis
Margaret Rogers

Kate's Cards said...

This card shouts Spring! xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, very cute card! Love Jean xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I'm so pleased that you posted this card, I love it. The letterpressed Art Deco Shells embossing folder is gorgeous and you know the Springtime Frame is one of my most favourite of your dies. This really is a Spring into Summer card but with a change of colours it would do just as well for Autumn or even Winter with the bird made into a robin and the butterflies snipped off.

Frances

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, This Card would certainly put a smile on any mother’s face, it so bright and cheerful. Love it, Hugs Brenda xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
This card is really beautiful!! So bright and cheery!!!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Loving this bright card with Springtime elements. Great background for this card.

June Horrocks said...

Great background sue the die is just beautiful as are the colours thank you
Love always june Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is so pretty, great colours and lovely background. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Such a lovely card, fit for the best mum in the world. I love that frame, by the time I get round to doing it it might have to be an autumn theme. But will be equally lovely then.
I love, love, love the letterpressing, it is so effective. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, lovely letterpress work. I do like your frame dies especially the Spring/Summwer one. Hugs xx Pauline

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card today, love the colours. I love the way you can do so many things with this die to create completely different looks.

Lisbeth

lindyloo12 said...

A real work of art, just beautiful!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Suitable for lots of different occasions. I love how you have added colour to the frame and background.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
A gorgeous card Sue, I must get hold of that die somehow.
Maybe I should hint it to my son for my B-day Lol

Hugs to all and I hope our missing friends are ok. I miss
reading about your day and support for all

Maria x

ursula said...

Very very pretty indeed, just love those colours....luv Ursula xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Wonderful and colourful card!! LOVE it!

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Any mum would be so pleased to receive it. X

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is gorgeous, i am so pleased you found it and shown it as it would have been
such a shame to have missed this beauty.

CraftyJo said...

Pretty (though just a wee bit fussy for my taste) 😉

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue could put any sentiment on this card fabulous. Laura O Springfield

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. A good all rounder. Xx

CCM said...

What a lovely bright card today with a beautiful background! Love the Springtime Frame, that why it is on its way! I love your letter pressed background but like others I've never had any success with this technique. I have to try it again, this time using Distress Oxides; hopefully I will get a better result.
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

Eunice said...

Very pretty card Sue, even though pink is not my thing. Love the Springtime Frame and all that you can do with it. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely spring-time card. The embossing folder is so pretty in pink. I don't have any of the Distress Oxides (yet).
Take care everyone.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Late again! This card is gorgeous and Dan be used for many occasions!
Hugs x
Heather T

Sue MacFall said...

What a pretty, colourful card. Love it !!

Nicky said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Fikreta said...

It's a nice card!
hugs

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Another lovely card, love the colours and the background.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.