Sunday, 6 January 2019

Congratulations

Good Sunday morning all!  I have a really simple card today to share with you, but one that is great if you need a quick card.  I cut the City Skyline Circle Scene die twice across a piece of mid grey card.  Next I used the left over piece from that to create a mask and taped it to a piece of coconut white card.  I used Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink and a smoothie to apply it to the white card.  That gave me a soft backgound skyline.  I cut a circle out of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet on it, glittered it with Frosted Sparkle glitterbitz  and glued it in the sky area.  I moved my grey die cut skyline so it was offset from the one that I stencilled in and glued it into place.  I cut the Congratulations Mini Expression in white and glued it to the area below the buildings.  I think this would work easily as well for so many other occasions too.  I completed it with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 5 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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60 comments:

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I just love your “New York” cards and this one is fabulous with the shadow background. As you said can be used for so many occasions and I certainly have used mine over and over for everything from birthdays to thanks.
Hugs
Muriel x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Clean, simple, and stylish, and as you mentioned above, panic free for a last minute card (unless your mangle breaks halfway through a pass) !!
I love all the Skyline samples you've inspired us with especially the black silhouette when you've given the impression of lit up buildings. Thanks for sharing this lovely quick idea with us and enjoy your Sunday xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, this is an amazing card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW card this morning , I just love it . I was lucky enough to get the City skyline die for Christmas and love seeing the cards you can create with this die. Love how you have created the mask for background and extend the die.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

hollyberry said...

Such a great stylish design of card.

Chris Curry said...

Quick, simple and smart card Sue. Thank you.xxx

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card Sue. Great idea to use the die as a stencil. Its very effective. I love it. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis. xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
B xx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx Hazel

June Smith said...

Morning Sue, great technique, great as a man's card for him to love to travel

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

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue fabulous card, simple but striking and useful for lots of occasions. Xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue love this card the way you've created the background skyline it's so effective

TDQ Karen said...

Love these skylines and how you have done the background x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Quick and simple but so effective. Each time I see a card made using the City Skyline Circle Scene die I always think of the Skyline in New York City as you are leaving New Jersey and getting ready to go through the tunnel into NYC. The one building especially reminds me of the Empire State Building. I remember all the wonderful times I've spent there through the years. Thank you for reminding me of such happy memories.

Have a great Sunday.

Beverly

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today, could be used for many occasions.

Michele

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A fab card that could be suitable for lots of different occasions. A great and effective way to create a background. X

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic card. Such clever use of the Skyline die.
Happy Sunday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card this morning Sue. My niece would love this.....as I have mentioned before .... she is New York mad. And also could be made as a man card. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card.
Lydia
X

Anne said...

Very effective, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
A Great card which is suitable for many occasions (Even Men cards.)
Have a great Sunday everyone.
Marie P.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Sue
Gr Karin

June Horrocks said...

Another must have die for me sue love this one thank you for the lnspiration love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant technique Love the card
Karenlotty

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a great card and the masking is so clever. Very quick as you say, but very effective. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a fabulous card. Love the masking, would never of thought of that! I have this die set so will give ita try. Love Jean xxx

Tressa said...

Clever design. I like it!

Teresa

BenteS said...

Great card, and the masking is awesome!
Would be nice to see that in a video sometime ;))

Netty The Runner said...

Great card Sue.
Annette x

Suemac said...

A great card.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Great card today ideal for a male or someone who travels

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day everyone

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Fabulous card.Yvonne xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is just incredible, so simple, but very effective. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I know this card is very simple but I think it is so effective. I have this die set and I use it very often for those difficult cards for men.

Lisbeth

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love the card . love Jean Z xxxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Great card,would make a great card for men.
Best wishes
Karen M

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, what a good idea to use the leftover pieces for a mask. Brilliant!
Hugs, Rose

dj from kettering said...



I can see this card being sooo useful
for a number of occasions; a good idea
for a mask too!!



Doreen x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a fab card. Using the die cut leftovers for a mask is a great tip.

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful and so modern!

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card, so modern!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very clever quick card. I love the way you have used the off-cut as a mask to create the shadow it is so effective. I think almost any sentiment would be suitable.

Frances

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this post and have the die set - easy to use and makes great quick cards.

ursula said...

Great idea with using the cutout as a mask for the background, makes it quite subtle, great card Sue....thanks for sharing..luv Ursula xx

Craftychris said...

I absolutely adore this, soooooo clever! xxxxxx

Rosie said...

Another simple but effective card.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Brilliant card Sue x the way you have done the background is just genius x I love it x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue,
I don't have this skyline die but I love seeing your sample cards using it. Real genius. Hugs xx Pauline

sued99 said...

A great card.x

Joan McKevitt said...

What a brilliant card, Sue....using the offcut as a mask is such a great idea! Jo xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the scene you have created with those amazing dies. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sue MacFall said...

What a clever idea, Sue. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Great card and using the cutout piece as a mask is so clever

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Anonymous said...

What a beauty very atmospheric Sue xx

DeCor said...

Looks great. And a lively quick card to make. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the skyline die and such a quick card with brilliant results.

Barbara V

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant card today Sue. Thank you. Great male card.

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue another stunner. Laura o Springfield

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful card, which could be used for many occasions. I love the simplicity
of your design.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock GB