Saturday, 23 February 2019

Border Background Recessed Card


Hi bloggers! One of my favourite card styles is a recessed aperture.  I just love the way they draw you into the focal element.  Today's video shows a great way to achieve that look.

Just a quick reminder that I will be doing a one hour show at noon today and then kicking off the ODS tonight at 6pm and 8pm, and on Sunday at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.    Hope you can join me then!



























The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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57 comments:

Karen Drew said...

So pretty. Looking forward to seeing all the inspiration on your shows this weekend
Luv
Karen xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Two favourite dies, favourite colours, bling = perfect card ! Will watch the video later.
Will definitely watch your shows on rewind tomorrow, looking forward to those
Hugs
Muriel x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning lovely lady. Oh this is so beautiful so delicate. I love the look of recessed cards and have made quite a few since first finding you and your blog. A true gorgeous Sue Wilson sample and I'm off to watch your tutorial. Hope your show goes well today I'm looking forward to an hour's break from market prep. Have a fun day xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love everything about it. Looking forward to seeing your shows, been far too long since you were on tv. Love Jean xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow this is gorgeous, will have to check out the video later as I am off to a workshop today and tomorrow but will be taping the shows too.

My favourite colour scheme too xx

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

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
A great tutorial too.
The tv is all set to record.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
Fabulous card, so pretty and delicate. Really looking forward to the shows.
Marion S x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card, loving the colours.

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue xx Hazel

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, I’m looking forward to watching the video. The recorder is set for your shows.
B xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue another beautiful card in lovely colours Will watch video later. Look forward to seeing you on screen later xx

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and enjoy the shows. x

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card and I enjoyed the video ( pinned it). Two things I really liked were the background die and how you used it, and how you created the brilliant frame for the centre piece. Thank you Sue, looking forward to your shows. Have a good time.xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such delicate designs for this card and I love how you can use the outside edge of the die to create a wonderful dotty frame to drop the rest of the design into. looking forward to your shows on TV today.

Lisbeth

Anne said...

I love this style of card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A gorgeous card that just seems to be made for me. Why is that you ask. It has my favorite color - aqua, two of my favorite dies, a little sparkle, and pearls. All of those things together make for a perfect card. Thanks for sharing your video.

Looking forward to your shows today.

Beverly

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card today, really lovely.

Michele

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Such a pretty card the recessed die looks amazing & I love the background you've created Looking forward to watching your shows

Jan Sayer said...

Very pretty Sue. Look forward to the shows.
Jan
Northampton

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning and the recessed aperture works beautifully with the dies you have used. I love the soft colours and sparkle and thank you for creating the video.
Looking forward to shows to day, hope you have fun.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhhh W O W what a lovely card today. Your video is absolutely fabulous and so easy to follow. I just love watching you work starting from nothing and ending up with a beautiful specimen like this....using your very own set of fantastic dies. Thankyou so much. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Suemac said...

Beautiful card.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a beautiful card will watch the video later! I’ve set my Sky + on record because I’m working look forward to watching you later.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a beautiful card in one of my favourite colours. Looking forward to watching your shows this weekend. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, love the dies

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with lots of lovely sparkle! X

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely delightful.
The colour, the recessed aperture and the sparkle - all adds up to make the perfect card. Simply stunning.
I am beyond excited for your shows. It has been ages. I could be wrong but is it about 6 months since you were on HOCHANDA? That is far too long to go without a Sue fix! Well my yearnings will cease today - will they not? Lol.
Happy Saturday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, thanks for another great video it's a pleasure to watch without being interruptions.
Lydia
X

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
What a beautiful card Sue. You really do have a magic touch. The video is great too.
I hope to be watching your shows today on my PC although I'm having trouble with it which is a bit hit and miss at the moment. I'm sure your shows will be brilliant as always
Hugs
Marie P.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card & I am looking forward to seeing all your shows.Yvonne xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a fantabulous card, and the background consisting of Hexagon borders is subtle but so so elegant. And the recessed focal point is so beautiful as are the colours.
Looking forward to seeing you on telly, I know your shows will be fabulous.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card, I love it. hugs WINTERWARM. xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another perfect card, it's beautiful and delicate. Saving my ironing until noon today I hate ironing and you will make it bearable.

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Beautiful! What a fresh looking card.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another beautiful post...

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,

A really beautiful card, hope to catch your shows today.

Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Kiraneries said...
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Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So very pretty and delicate in lovely colours with a touch of sparkle. Thanks for your video.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Classic Sue! Truly beautiful!
Doreen R

Pauline Austen said...

Beautiful card Sue. I'm so jealous of all the Wilsonettes who will be watching your shows this weekend. I would willingly swap this hot, sunny day to be able to watch just one of them.
Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue love the colour you have used today. Putting the frame around the recess really sets the card off xx

Scottydog said...

Lovely card, fresh & dainty. Like the colour. Thank you Sue. Will probably be missing for a couple of weeks, off to a cottage in the country. See you soon.

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing dimensions with this technique! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Your card is just delightful!

ursula said...

That is absolutely stunning Sue....just love it....luv Ursula xx

June Horrocks said...

What s beauty sue I love it my favourite colour too your video was great so inspirational Sue can’t wait to see your programmes I have recorded the first one will watch later thank you love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful recessed card design with lots of sparkle. Love it. I used one of your Noble die sets yesterday to do a recessed card for a friend. I do like that look. Great video. Thank you for doing the videos and inspiring me every day in my card making. I'm off now to watch you on Hochanda. It is such a pleasure visiting with you.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and a great video, just love the hexagonal border die and how you’ve used it to create the background for your recessed aperture
Shows all set to record as I have my grandchildren staying tonight

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

sued99 said...

Such a pretty card. X

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this beautiful card and having watched the excellent video I am going to make a background tonight with the hexagonal border as you have done. I really enjoyed your first show today with the mermaids, so many lovely samples on display I think you must have had a lot of fun making them. Looking forward to the next show so I had better go and quickly get dinner prepared so that I don't miss anything.

Frances

CraftyJo said...

Very nice :)

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Haven't managed to watch either of your shows Tonight but all on record xx

Eunice Astle said...

Anyone would love to receive this beautiful card Sue. I really love the colors that you have chosen!!!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful, beautiful card today !!! As always your video is fab to. I love your colour combo. Aqua is such a lovely colour. It has been ages since I made a recessed card and I love them. I really must make one. I love your gorgeous "Claire" die set. This one is still on my huge wish list as I think the designs in it are so very pretty. I love how you made the Hexagon border die into a whole background, adding that fab white glitter ( sorry I have forgotten its name !!!) The sentiment is lovely to. I do really love your latest sentiment word dies with the beautiful swirly font and a very handy backing die. I especially love the smaller size of them to. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card today Sue.
I just have to say I watched your Mermaid show today and it was fantastic Sue. I really enjoyed it and your cards and dies are amazing !!! You have inspired me to make some lovely Mermaid cards. I also watched your Triple layer die set show and that to was amazing. I am looking forward to tomorrow's shows. Thank you for all your hard work Sue. Lots of love from Tres X X X

CCM said...

A classic Sue card: elegant and beautiful. A great video as always.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

dj from kettering said...



I do enjoy these videos, and this is a good
one, and love the aqua card too,



Doreen x

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue lovely card and love the background. Thanks Helen xxx