Tuesday, 13 November 2018


Hello bloggers!  I ran across this clean and simple card that never had its day on the blog so I thought I would share it.  It is actually the first card that I did using the Crystal Tints!  I started by cutting the Petite Petal Striplet die in white and gluing it onto a piece of clear acetate that was larger than the size of it (it is nice to use the extra areas to start the tints off to get rid of the bubbles or to mix colours if desired).  Next I used the Rose Quartz and the Lime Peridot crystal tints to fill in the design.  I allowed it to dry for about ten minutes then added another coat and set it aside to dry thoroughly.  I cut one more of the striplets and glued it over the top to mask any areas where the tint hit the die cut. I cut the backing with a sticky adhesive sheet on it, then coated it with Iced Flake.  I cut the acetate to the edge of the design, then glued the iced flake backing behind it.  I cut a piece of coconut white card and stamped my sentiment in black in the lower corner area.  I then embossed it using the Provencale Lace embossing folder.  I added the striplet to the left with foam.  The card was completed with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Karen Drew said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the sentiment
Karen xx

Clai01 said...

The crystal tints are just super! love them. x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really gorgeous card, love the vibrancy of the crystal tints, and have my eye on several colours. Have a great day everyone. Bx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, such a beautiful card, really striking. The a really meaningful sentiment and it goes so well with the font.xx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is such a very pretty card.
Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Unknown said...

So lovely! Debra x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this is such a pretty cas card. Love the crystal tints.

Barbara V

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Marion Scott said...

Such a pretty card Sue, the crystal tints are gorgeous
Marion S x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card with a lovely, vibrant feature panel. Beautiful embossing folder too.x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card with a lovely sentiment.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Long time no see. How lovely to see one of the 'times gone by' dies, I love my Petit Petal and they go down well at market too. I've been using some of my American collection and the very early dies when I've felt up to crafting as I found they were getting neglected since all the newer dies were born, and as the majority were gifts it seemed wrong somehow not to use them plus I think we forget just what gorgeous cards they make and now we have all the new pixie's and stains etc they seem to take on a completely new life. Thank you for my gift that was delivered yesterday I hope I can do it justice. Have a great day and today's inspiration is just beautifully simple and eye catching ccc

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Gorgeous use of colour.
B xx

NettyTheRunner said...

Love this card Sue. Sometimes less is more. White on white is my favourite combination. I know this has a little colour on it, but it is mostly white x
Annette x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Yes Steph, I thought just the same, I pick this die up every now and then but it doesn't get nearly the use it deserves, it really is pretty - as is today's card.
I was looking at petit petal the other day and thinking of using some bits of card I have in the bits box with glitter kiss on, once again inspiration just in time Sue,
Muriel x

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful the tints work something well with the striplets

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card today, very striking.


Unknown said...

Hi sue,

What a lovely simple but stunning delecate die,

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card to greet me on my return from a week (and a bit more) away.
The crystal tints are stunning. I have admired them on your stained glass effect Christmas cards but not attempted the technique as really don’t think I have the patience to persevere. This card shows a scaled down version that I think even I could cope with. Lol. It is gorgeous.
My batteries have been recharged somewhat after spending time with my best friend in Hampshire. And then I return to a house which was clean and tidy when I left after my sons have been here without me! Don’t think I need to say anymore!
I am off to see Lion King at the theatre this evening - so excited.
Happy Tuesday everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

BenteS said...

Clean and simple maybe, but very, very elegant :))
The die you have used is gorgeous.

Chris Curry said...

Love this card and the sentiment. As I have this die I will definitely be “borrowing “ this idea. Thank you Sue, this is a very special card.xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, stunning is the first word that come to my mind this morning when seeing your sample today, I am a great fan of the stained glass effect and this is ticking all my boxes, yes love it.

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

Sandy G said...

A gorgeous card and a lovely sentiment. Thank you for sharing.

Rosie JT said...

That's lovely, Sue. What do you use to glue your die cut onto acetate?x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is beautiful and such a lovely sentiment!
Hugs x
Heather T

Suemac said...

Absolutely stunning.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really elegant card. I have this die and have used it for many occasions but never with the crystal tints on acetate - thank you for another great idea. Sending best wishes

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Ooooohhhh.... LOVE this!! Amazing! I have this die, thanks for sharing! The iced flake looks fabulous, I put this item in my wishlist! :D

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Firstly I have to apologise for my absence yesterday..... I was at Manchester hospital all day for a renal appointment with my brother.
Today's card....... really cheered me up..... so delightful... I love it when the older dies come out and this is no exeption. When I first saw it I thought Ohhh great my favourite embossing folder is back...... but then I saw your description and you say it's Provencal lace. I would know this embossing folder anywhere ans I thought it was the Jacobean folder....well whatever the name your sample is stunning.. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Tressa said...

I do like the simplicity of this example. We get both the marked beauty of the striplet and it’s stained effect and the embossing folder showing strongly. Beautiful piece.


Laura O said...

Gorgeous sue another stunner love the simplicity and clean look to this card. Laura o Springfield

Mavis L said...

Hi Sue. What a delightful card love everything
about it. gorgeous. Mavis L x

June Horrocks said...

A real beauty today sue it deserves its days in the sun love you
June horrocks xxxxxxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is so beautiful. love Jean Z xxxx

Susan Battensby said...

Such a pretty card today Sue.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
Such a beautiful card this morning and the effect from the crystal hints stands so proud with the white the card. The embossed background works so well.
crafty hugs to all, Wendy

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
Wow, this is a stunning card this morning although relatively simple.
Guess what I will be looking for this morning amongst my stash?!
Lesley S x

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the striplet. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2. xxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful dies & sentiment stamp.Yvonne xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Absolutely stunning, may be clean and simple but very effective and right up my street as the type I like....Must have missed the striplet die set but having seen it I want it...

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. There is nothing like a clean and simple card to really show off the beauty of the die. Love the way the colours really "pop" against the white.


Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, so clean and beautiful. I love the EF, but haven't got any crystal tints. Must remedy that.
I do love the stained glass technique. My favourite way to colour. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card! Love the crystal tints, makes that panel look enamelled! Love Jean xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, and I love the sentiment.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. All beautiful from the white embossed background to the floral panel with the enamel look of the petals and the sentiment.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card it is just so pretty I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful CAS card and the Petite Petal Striplet is lovely. I am not scared of white space as some people are and this card shows the embossing folder off to great effect, love it.

PP - good to see you safely back and glad you had a lovely time. Enjoy the Lion King.


CraftyJo said...


Hunnymummy54 said...

Afternoon Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today I have this die so will be trying this out

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Hunnymummy from MK

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love it when you show cards using your older dies.
PP glad you enjoyed your holiday.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
So glad you shared this beautiful card even though I don’t have the Die or the crystal tints, more things to add to my wish list!!

PP glad you had a lovely time with your friend and enjoy the theatre tonight, housework can wait

Love and hugs to everyone

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x the crystal tints look perfect with your striplet x I love the embossing folder too x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
So elegant. I love the crystal tints.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Nana on the Hill said...

Real touch of elegance to this card Sue, l love it x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Clean and simple yet so effective
Doreen R

Suzzette Yandle said...

Fantastic design. Have not gotten my hands on the Crystal Tints as yet. Still mixing pigment ink or pixie powder to lacquer to do my stain glass look. I like the look of the Iced Flake glitter to the outer spaces around the flowers and stems. Your stamped sentiment looks perfect even with having been embossed. Amazing. You give us crafters such great ideas. You inspire me daily. Thank you Sue for sharing.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love the pearlised effect you have created behind the flowers and the words used in the sentiment. Love from Jackie xx

ursula said...

Less is beautiful, this is definitely beautiful, I love it, together with that beautiful sentiment....thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Sandra said...

A very lovely card with a beautiful sentiment.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Oh Wow !! I love this !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Scottydog said...

Love it! So clean and bright. Thank you Sue!

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

It may be clean and simple but it's beautiful and so delicate. I like the Crystal Tints and they really give the look of stained glass. The Iced Flakes that you have used add to the delicacy of the card. Sentiment lovely and timeless.

Enjoy your day.


CCM said...

What a clean, simple and fresh card!Love the embossed background and I love the Petite Petal Striplet die even I never used it.Love the crystal tints, as well. I didn't get any so far but are somewhere on my list.I am so glad that you found this card and shared it with us. I have a good reason now to use this beautiful die and order some crystal tints. Thank you for the inspiration.

Hugs from Toronto

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today!!

Betty McAlister said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Lovely sentiment too xx

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Good evening Sue,

A stunning card, and beautiful words that team up with the card.

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Good evening Sue,

A stunning card, and beautiful words that team up with the card.

Thanks for all the inspiration.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Brenda said...

Hello Sue, What a stunning card, I really love it. Hugs Brenda xxx

karenlotty said...

A beautiful card and certainly deserves its day on the blog

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Love This Particular Card With “THE PETITE STRIPLET DIE SET”
Using The Phenomenal Crystal Tints
Famous 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 Sticky Adhesive Sheet”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Iced Flake”
“Creative Expression Provençale. Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson”
“Creative Expression Heat Acetate”
“Creative Expression Superb Sentiments”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s:-..................................
“Sue Wilson “PETITE STRIPLET DIE SET” (From The Frames/Tags 2 Cutting Dies I Do Believe???)
Sue, You Brought To Us This Phenomenal Card You Cut Today’s Card By Cutting Out The Outstanding
“PETITE STRIPLET DIE SET” Using Coconut White Foundation Card Then You Glued Onto A Piece Of
Acetate That Was Larger Than The Size Of The Striplet Die (This Was Great To Use To Get Rid Of Any Bubbles
Then You Allowed This To Dry For About 10 Minutes You Then Added Another Layer Of “THE PHENOMENAL
CRYSTAL TINTS” Then You Set Aside To Dry Throughly You Cut Out One More Of “THE PETITE STRIPLET
DIE” Using Coconut White Foundation Card Then You Glued It Over The Top To Mask Any Areas Where Tint Hit,
The Die Cut You Cut The Backing With A Sticky Adhesive Sheet Then You Coated It The “MAGICAL”
Iced Flake, You Cut The Acetate To The Size Of The Design Then You Glued The Iced Flakake Backing Behind
You Cut Out A Piece Of Coconut White Foundation Card Then Stamped Your Beautiful Sentiment
On The Lower Right Of Your Card You Then Embossed Using “Provecale Lace Embossing Folder”
You Added Your “PETITE STRIPLET DIE SET”. To The Left Using Mounting Foam, You Then Added
A White/White Mat/Layer Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
Sue, Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx...................

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Thank you for reminding us of it and updating with the Crystal Tints.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love it, it's beautiful. Worthy of Sam Smithard's praise/resume.
That red tint is divine..
Hugs, Rose

Kate's Cards said...

I love this it's like a little jewel. Xx

dizy said...

Love it xx

dj from kettering said...

I have this die & love it; another way
to use it,

Doreen x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card and so elegant, love the background and the gorgeous flower
Di B. x

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Sorry to be so late Sue.
I love this card and would love to have a go but I don't have the die or the crystal tints and I'm currently curbing my spending so it may be quite a while before it reaches the top of my list.

All for now.
Marie P.

stitchingranny said...

Love the classic simplicity to this card which gives it a really stand alone look

Hugs Helen xx

Owlish said...

What a lovely simple but elegant card along with a great sentiment