Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Best Wishes


Hi bloggers!  Today's card features the Iris Flower Square done with Crystal Tints.  I started by cutting the Iris Flower Square out of coconut white card. I glued it to a piece of acetate, making sure that all the lines were securely glued to the acetate.  I used Yellow Citrine, Rose Quartz, Pink Topaz and Emerald Green to fill in the sections of the flower.  I allowed the colours to mix a bit to give it more interest.    I set it aside to dry overnight as I added two coats of each colour.  I left the background open, but mounted a piece of arctic Blue card behind it when dry.  I cut a larger piece of white card as a base, then added the Hexagonal Border on the diagonal in the upper corner.  I cut the Best Wishes sentiment in black and glued in to the lower edge of the card.  I added the flower square to the centre with foam mounting for dimension.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4"  x 6 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x





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57 comments:

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card with lovely vibrant colours, brings a smile to my face. Have a good day everyone. Bx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this card is so beautiful.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful and bright card
Luv
Karen xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, colours a very bright and will brighten everybodys day if they receive a card like this. Think it would make a great get well soon card too!

Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card with the ever so lovely iris. Love the colours and I always enjoy the stained glass effect. Thank you xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a gorgeous card. Love how you have let the colours mix together a little. It looks so natural
Marion S x

Steph Cotterill said...

Good morning Sue. What a lovely vibrant happy sample to wake up to. The whole collection of the square flower dies are so beautiful and versatile but I must remember to use the handy tip you gave us about a tiny bit of glue dot on a pokey tool to help pick up the tiny centre fall out pieces, I know it will cut down on the amount of 'tuts' when I fight to pick up and place lol. You have given us day after day of the prettiest of samples the past few weeks, so thank you. Whenever your long deserved holiday starts, and wherever your spending it, I hope you have the most relaxing down time, if anyone deserves it you do xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Very elegant Sue. The hexagonal border looks lovely set in the corner.
Annette x

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card and lovely cheerful colours.

Jan on the Fosse said...


Hi Sue
The square flower dies have become my favourites at the moment.This card of yours looks stunning.
Jan x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

An iris delight for the eye this morning. The colors are beautiful and look so natural they way they have blended together, you would almost think you were looking at a photograph. The hexagonal border adds the perfect added touch.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning. Bright and cheerful.

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all WIlsonettes, such a pretty sample today, I did purchase some of the tints but wasn't able to get the yellow so that is on my list to get, I want to try this process because it makes the stained glass effect so realistic, thank you for sharing.

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

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning all.
A beautiful card Sue with a stained glass appeal. There are so many different paints available now that it's difficult to choose between them I love all of your offerings to us and you regularly brighten my day.
Thank you.
Marie P.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A stunning card with wonderful vibrant colours, a real eye catcher.x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue A beautiful iris card the colours are amazing & the added hexagonal border is the perfect finishing touch

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. What a lovely card to start my day with. Clean fresh and crisp looking...just like a summer morning. Although I am not a great fan of the stained glass technique... I think it's a beautiful card...and would be happy to receive it. Thankyou for all your inspiration Sue. I don't know where we would all be without you. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Clai01 said...

Lovely card. x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the way you have blended the tints is excellent, it looks so realistic x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very bright & vibrant card today.Yvonne xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Bright and beautiful. Just what is needed this morning as the weather here is very grey and damp.
Apologies for lack of comments - busy weekend then a period of recovery was required! Hopefully back to normal now.
Happy Tuesday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Anne said...

This is so beautiful, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a really beautiful card with bright and cheery colours. The diagonal border is such a clever touch. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
A beautiful, colourful card today. I haven’t tried the crystal tints but they look so gorgeous here that may have to be remedied. Love the border and as usual the pop of black to make it all really stand out.
hugs
Muriel x

June Horrocks said...

What a beauty today sue I love it love the iris the colour you have chosen so vibrant love it !!!!!
Thank you love june Horrocks xxxxxx

dj from kettering said...



A lovely bright and cheerful card that
anyone would love to receive!!



Doreen x

hazel said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

Ruth Kidd said...

Wow, this is stunning Sue. I absolutely love your flower square dies.

Ruth x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty .love Jean Z xxx

sued99 said...

A lovely card. I think I might have to acquire this die as it makes such beautiful cards. X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card.
Lydia
X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is so beautiful. And the honeycomb accent provides an extra amount of interest.
I think, done in different colours, will make a beautiful sympathy card, too.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. hugs WINTERWARM. xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the colours of the Iris. I get my dressing off today so hopefully will be able to move my head a bit easier. Love Jean xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lots of white makes the colourful Iris pop and stand out.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, as with all your flower square cards this one is gorgeous. I love the way you have blended the crystal tint colours within the petals imitating nature beautifully.

Frances

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous!

karenlotty said...

So so pretty I must try this technique

Suemac said...

A beautiful sample.

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

ursula said...

Oh I jut love those colours, beautiful card...luv Ursula xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love your square flower dies even though I haven’t been very successful with the crystal tints yet!

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Crewe said...

Hello Sue
I have not tried this technique yet but it is definitely one I must attempt.Have a good day everyone.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Great card. Love the vibrancy of the colours you get with the crystal tints. I like the blue card behind too.

Love Helen xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

I am really liking the blending of different colored Crystal Tints in the petals. When I was making glass stain glass products, many decades ago, I would search out those glass pieces that were multi-colored and textured to use on my design. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful card Sue, love your color combination on the Iris.

Pawprintx4 said...

I like this technique better than any other with the flower squares. I think the stained glass appearance on this card is lovely.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely splash of colour on the card today. Love the way you have used different colours on the flower to make it look more realistic.

Lisbeth

BenteS said...

Love that die, beautiful card!

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, I've said it before but I'll say it again, "I love your stained glass effect dies". This one is beautiful and I really must buy the die to add to my collection.
Your colours are gorgeous. I would love to own a card like this. Hugs xx Pauline

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. Very vibrant xx

Scottydog said...

Beautiful, cheerful card. Thank you Sue!

CCM said...

Love cheerful cards, so love this one, too.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous, colourful and very elegant!!

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Wow! What a stunning card! I love the way the colours have blended!
Hugs x
Heather T