Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Thank You

Hi bloggers!  I have an in and out buckle card with an up and down background for you!  I started by cutting the Diamond Squares Background out of both white and aqua card.  I backed them both with white card and then cut them into strips.  I added foam backing to the three aqua strips and alternated with white ones that I attached without foam.  Next I cut three of the circular die from the Ivy Garden Background die set; two in white and one in aqua.  I cut a long strip of white card and added forked ends to both with my scissors, then used it to weave the three circular dies together.  I added mounting foam across the back and attached it to the background.  I cut the smaller inner circle as a base for my Thank You Mini Expression sentiment, which I cut out of aqua card.  I added 5mm white flat back pearls to either side of the strip and completed the card with white and aqua mats.  The finished dimensions are 72 x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours x xhazel

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, todays card is gorgeous, love the aqua and white colour way. Have a good day everyone. Bx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful buckle card,love the colours.

CHERYL Brown said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful buckle card today, love the aqua/white combo

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Love the subtle colour combination
Karen xx

Debra K. said...

Great card! Lovely colour combination. Debra x

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Lovely card, Love the colour combination as well very pretty.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning colours and a really beautiful buckles are x

Kitty Davies said...

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card this morning. Love the colours too.

Barbara V

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card, beautiful colours but it is too large for me.

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, it's amazing what you can do with your dies as I would never have thought of doing a layout like this. Thank you for your inspiration .Yvonne xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is brilliant I love it, your so amazing what you can do with your dies, twisting and turning to compile this wonderful card, got to have a go at this one.

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous idea to use the ivy garden die for a buckle card. It opens up so many new possibilities, I now need to look at my hexagon and octagon dies with this in mind,
B xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Here are two die sets that I decided I didn't need, again you have proved me wrong, the diamond squares background and the ivy garden background are fabulous used this way, when is a background not a background ? When Sue gets hold of them lol !!!
The colours are so lovely and subtle too, love aqua and white.
Muriel x

Netty The Runner said...

So pretty Sue. Love the layout. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas.
Annette x

Chris Curry said...

Wow. This one s a great card. I can’t decide which bit is my favourite. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

Clai01 said...

Gorgeous card love it. x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a stunning card today love the colours and dies used I haven't got these dies but now I must get them.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Steph Cotterill said...

Sue, this is totally stunning. Aqua has to be way up there on my favourite pastel shade list is so pretty. The way you've used the folder to place the delicate ivy garden die onto is beautiful. This is a real Sue card and I adore it ☺ xxx

Jacqui O A said...

Lovely card Sue.

CraftyCoffey said...

What an absolutely beautiful card, so pretty & delicate.


Kate's Cards said...

Fab and I love the use of cool colours xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I have all these dies so might be giving it a try! Love Jean xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue ,Love the card . love Jean Z xxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I always like your buckle cards. The aqua and white combination is gorgeous. A very pretty card.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Pretty card, love the soft blue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful and clever card. Love the colour and the ivy background die is one of my absolute favourites. Thank you Sue for yet another fabulous card.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s an artwork not just a card!
The colours are beautiful.

Rolf xxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Loving this card today Sue. I love your buckle cards and this is no exception. The colours are so clean and fresh looking and I love the ivy circle. Thank you Sue for the wonderful work you do for us crafters. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Oh wow x
This really is a stunning work of art. Love how you've done the background. Aqua is such a gorgeous pastel colour. Everything about this card is perfect x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely shade of Aqua works so well with the Dies!
Love Marg

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours you have chosen and the way you have made the background.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, love how you have linked the circles together. Such a pretty aqua too.xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card in gorgeous colours! You always think out of the box so that we get more out of our dies thanks for sharing your ideas!
Hugs x
Heather T

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, WOW!!! Love so much this design! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I have the Ivy Garden Background die and it's amazing!

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning thank you card I just love the design. The dies and the colours are gorgeous. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jakie

Donita Naylor said...

Wow! Buckle cards never did anything for me, but THIS IS FABULOUS!!! This isn't a buckle card, this is weaving strips and circles. How clever to cut a background out of two colors, cut them in strips and raise one color of strip and leave the other color recessed. That looks almost woven by itself. Then to run the long strip through the circles gives the illusion that the background strips are also woven in.

I love that long strip, so elegant with flag tails on both ends, and pearls accentuating the length.

Now you've got us looking at our die sets for shapes we can weave. You've also got me admiring how your contrasts look so balanced, or inevitable, rather than just two things that don't belong together. I'm trying to figure out the "rules," but maybe it's like being able to carry a tune. Either you can or you can't, and no one can teach you if you're tone deaf. I'm just glad I can appreciate people who can do it, especially because you're generous to share and let us copy what you've tested and proven. I'm also thinking maybe some embossing folders could produce backgrounds that can be cut into strips. I wonder if you could do the weaving illusion with sunburst rays rather than vertical strips. Maybe that's too trippy.

Anyway, buckle card. Now I get it. Wow. It only took a masterpiece to make me a believer.

So, today they're giving away Slurpees at 7 Eleven stores in the U.S. Do you know why? It's similar to why people eat pie on March 14.

Has anyone figured out how Sue made a frame 15 squares wide but only 13 squares deep in yesterday's Thanks card? I don't see a seam being hidden by foliage. Could she have cut a 15 square frame and a 13-square frame and used the sides of one and the floor and ceiling of the other, then cut Lexi through both? I still don't see any seams.

Best to Sue and all the Wilsonettes.


Izzy said...

Hello Sue,

Always love your buckle cards, they're such an interesting concept and this one uses some of my favourite dies too - the Ivy Garden circle looks fabulous cut in aqua showing how useful it is all year round and not just for the festive season...and all that dimensional layering sets is apart from anything you'd find in a card shop, so well worth the extra time taken for us crafters to put this together and wow the recipient...


Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Wow I love this creation what a clever way to make a buckle card using the ivy circle it's really beautiful

Jan.moogie said...

Awesome and beautiful card today Sue. Thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

stitchingranny said...

Gorgeous card and in such pretty colours. The Ivy Circle is one on my ever growing wish list.

Hugs Helen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful creation you have brought us this morning!
I love this buckle card in aqua and white.
Lesley S x

Tressa said...

A beautiful buckle card.


Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card,beautiful colour's,love the background & the whole design,you are clever,
Thank you Sue
Best wishes
Karen M

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A really lovely card today. Love the background and the Die you’ve used on top of it.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful buckle card in beautiful colours, love it

Love and hugs to everyone

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card today. I have the background die and I am so pleased with it as it is so versatile, it can easily be used for cards for both genders. I wouldn't have thought of using it in strips as you have done here so thank you for the inspiration.


Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes.
A fabulous card today Sue. I love the colours and the design also. It looks very complicated and I don't think I'm ready to try this yet. I do look forward to your daily treasures and I learn something every day. Thank you.
Marie P.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue
WOW card this morning , stunning card and I always love to have a peep at your buckle cards. The panels created used the Diamond squares is a brilliant idea, I would of never of though of chopping it up . The Ivy garden stands proud to finish the card of and works beautifully.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Lovely colours white and aqua. The ivy garden making the lovely buckles.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous buckle card today. I love aqua and white and the Ivy Garden die is beautiful. Love the way you created the background as well, it adds dimension without detracting from the focal element.


ursula said...

Aqua and white together, beautiful....a really lovely card Sue...great idea....luv Ursula xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This makes my day - the colour combination. the background, the focal element and to top it all - a buckle card. Beautiful.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful card. I like everything about it - the colours, the background, the foreground, the elegance. Classy and Gorgeous!
Doreen R

sued99 said...

Very pretty! X

jenny Briggs said...

Wow I love this buckle card Sue it is stunning love the colours you've used


CraftyJo said...

Looks very complicated! But lovely :)

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love the design and the colours

Craftychris said...

Beautiful colours for this wonderful card! xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue and in my favourite colourway too x how you have created this card with those dies is ingenious , I would not have thought to make a buckle card x thankyou Sue for inspiring me once again x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
🥇For Your Tremendous Blog/🥇For Your Extremely Remarkable Cutting Dies
Sue, Today’s Card Is Exquisite I’ve Always Loved Your Buckle Cards, Today’s Card
Is Exceptional The Colour Combination Is Just Phenomenal So Clean/Fresh
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card
“Creative Expression Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Aqua Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression 5mm Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s
“Sue Wilson’s Ivy Garden Background Die Set” (From The Background Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Thank You Die Set”. (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Diamond Square Background Die Set” (From The Background Collection 1 Cutting Die)
Sue, You Began Today’s Card By Cutting Out “THE DIAMOND SQUARE BACKGROUND” From White/Aqua Foundation Card
You Backed Them With Coconut White Foundation Card Then Cut Them Into Strips, You Added Mounting Foam To
The Back Of The Three Aqua PiecesThe White Strips You Left Them Without Mounting Foam!!
Sue, Next You Cut Three Of The Circle Die From “THE GARDEN DIE SET” You Also Cut A Long Strip Of
Coconut White Foundation Card Then Added Forks To Either Ends Created With Your Scissors
Then You Weaved This Through The Three Circles You Added Mounting Foam To The Back To The Back
Then You Cut Out The Smaller Inner Die As A Base For Your “THANK YOU SENTIMENT”
Cut Out Aqua Foundation Card, Placing 5mm White Self Adhesive Flat Backed Pearls To Forked Strip
Then You Added A White/Aqua Mat/Layer Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, Your Work Is An Inspiration I’m As I’ve Said Many Times I’m In Total Awe Of You
You Inspire Me, Help Me Guide With Your Tremendous Tips/Techniques I Thank You For Everything
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

The Ivy Garden Background die makes a great buckle card design. I adore your buckle cards.

World of Animals, Inc said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love the details used in this Thank You card, the colors compliment these details so well. Thanks for the share. Hope you have a nice rest of your week.
World of Animals

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

So clean and fresh looking and oh so inviting. There is nothing like a nice Buckle card. Really like how you have used your dies to create this one today.

Have a wonderful day.


CCM said...

Hi Sue,
I don't know what I love more about this card the design or the colors? Maybe both equally.Love this color scheme;very fresh looking. Seeing the circular die from the Ivy Garden Background die set used in this way I am wondering what dies that I have I can use to create a buckle card ...I already have some ideas thanks to this tutorial.

Donita - A partial die cutting technique will do the trick; to create a rectangular out of a square.

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

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is a gorgeous buckle card, and I'm loving how you have created the triptych style backdrop, I adore the colours.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pauline Austen said...

I do like your buckle cards but haven't made one for a while, so thank you for reminding me.
Lovely colours. Hugs xx Pauline

Joan McKevitt said...

Stunning, Sue.....just stunning!!! Jo x

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, Great detailed card today, beautiful colour. Hugs Brenda xxx

Viki Banaszak said...

I am lovin this card! What an unusual design and great colors.

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone
I love this Buckle card and the colours used are so pretty together.
I'm working to get some money together for some of your new dies and
stamps but not sure if he can get me some now when England lost. He is
like a bear with a sore head Lol

Many hugs to all,
Maria x

Jan Sayer said...

Love the die you’ve used.

Lynda's craft's said...

Stunning Sue love everything about it.
Love Lynda xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Evening Sue, Beautiful card, love these buckle card they look so intricate. A

karenlotty said...

I’d forgotten about buckle cards So it’s lovely to have a very pretty reminder

Latenight SandyH said...

Pretty buckle card. Love the aqua colour.

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Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, love the aqua and white combination it's so fresh looking.
Thanks for sharing

BenteS said...

Love your card today :))
The colours are lovely, and the design looks so elegant and intricate.

TerriLynn said...

Love that Ivy Garden background die. Beautiful card.


Wow! What a card. Love the colour combo. Thanks Sue xx

Suemac said...

Love the card.

Pawprintx4 said...

One of my favorite dies. A lovely card showing it off.
Everyone, enjoy the weekend!
Stephanie K