Friday, 24 May 2019


 Hi bloggers!   Today's card is a simple card done with alcohol inks.  I started with a piece of the new Ranger Silver Sparkle card designed to work with Alcohol inks.  I used Sailboat Blue and Cool Peri and Raspberry alcohol inks over the silver card.  I held the card up and allowed the colours to run to the other end of the card.  I allowed it to dry well, then used the decorative die from the Vanessa die set to cut the design into the card.  This did require several passes back and forth as the card is quite thick.  I added pearls to the flowers and backed it with white card.  I cut the Thanks Shadowed sentiment in black and used a white shadow.  I added it to the centre of the design with foam.  I added this piece to another slightly larger piece of white card that I added a border of Iced Snow around the edge.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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57 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a beautiful card.
Sue I have just seen a preview of your Christmas die set launch,
Sue as usual they are just brilliant.
I am so glad I have a birthday in June.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a fabulous card, love the colours of the alcohol inks on the glitter paper. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Ohhh my goodness I'm speechless at the beauty of this sample and the whole effect of the paper, colours, and the gorgeous design from the Vanessa. I have also had the pre-launch email showing your new designs and wish I hadn't I have such a long list of what I need to do with our monthly finances, my keeper could do with shedding a few pounds to fit into his summer trousers, so the grocery bill can be reduced by half, in the meantime this stunning inspirational piece of art work will keep my spirits up and a smile on my face, enjoy your day whatever your plans and take care xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a vibrant and beautiful blue on this sample, really brings a smile to my face on such a beautiful sunny morning, love it.

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

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the alcohol ink effect on the glitter paper. The die also looks beautiful.

Barbara V

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card today. Such a lot of detail in the die and the technique you have used for the background is interesting. I have not heard of this before so I will have to look for some more information on line.

Have a great day.


jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, just love the background, love Jean xxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh I love this, the simplicity of the design and that amazing background, must have a look at the alcohol inks and paper. Just gorgeous Sue. I will try not to look at your Christmas collection - love the surprise when you launch but I can’t promise anything lol !!!
Muriel x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card and I love the look of the alcohol inks on the silver sparkle card.
Marion S x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning sue and all
May I say what a stunning card this morning and loving the effects you have created from the sparkle card and Alcohol inks. Vanessa looks beautiful standing proud along side with colours. Have to admit not heard of the sparkle card.
Crafty hugs to all, Wendy

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh my goodness what a stunner! I am intrigued by the new Ranger Silver Sparkle Card - looks amazing. I am sure we will be seeing more of that from you in the near future.
The colours are so pretty and Vanessa looks absolutely beautiful. So as your card says - Thanks - for sharing this beauty x
Happy Friday everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
You describe this card as simple but oh my, it's VERY effective! Gorgeous colours!x

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours.


Clai01 said...

Lovely background effect. x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
You achieve such beautiful cards and backgrounds, the sparkle card is gorgeous.
Hugs x
Heather T

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Wow!gorgeous card the background is amazing & Vanessa is so very beautiful I haven't heard of this paper either but it gives a greattach effect with the alcohol inks

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the colour xx Hazel

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
I like it Sue.
The card-stock looks stunning and of course you have enhanced it with your magic touch. We bloggers are so lucky to have you in our lives every day.
Thank you Sue.
Marie P.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue from a beautiful morning in Turkey. This beautiful sample just took my breath away. I love the deep blue.... this reminds me so much of Wedgwood with the white showing through. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anne said...

impel but so effective, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful background.Yvonne xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the deep blue and such a gorgeous die xx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, your close up photos show the sparkly card off really well.
This is a lovely idea for a Thank you card. I love it. Hugs xx Pauline

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- an absolutely gorgeous card and the colours are amazing against the white. Love it.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

a beautiful card and a stunning background.

Rolf xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the background.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Love the alcohol inks. Beautiful die. Hugs SNOOPY DOG 2 xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I just love how you have used the beautiful dies. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card, love all the detail. love Jean Z xxxxx

Susan Battensby said...

A very pretty card and a gorgeous background.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the background effect it makes for an amazing card. I have seen your Christmas dies they are so lovely but I have fallen for one in particular it's my all time favourite

June Horrocks said...

Sorry I havnt been on your blog sue l lost my dear brother his death was a shock
Your card today is beautiful the deep blue is just lovely thank you love always
June Horrocks xxxxxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Love the colour of the card and dies used are lovely.

June, so sorry to hear about your brother. X

Love Helen xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Your card took my breath away, it is lovely. The Vanessa die looks lovely, just on its own with that spectacular background. And you've designed plenty of spaces for pearls.

So sorry to hear about June's brother.


CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours in the background.

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card and love the sparkle card and the blue colour card. Sorry to hear your news June.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simply stunning, love the Vanessa Die with all her little flowers
June, so sorry to hear your sad news

Love and hugs to everyone

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful and great colour Sue
Gr Karin

ursula said...

Very pretty indeed Sue, love the background colour.....not heard of this paper before, always used Yupo, might give it a try...luv Ursula xx

CCM said...

Lovely background. Have to check where to find the paper.

Hugs from Toronto

Dawn Holben said...

OH WOW Sue this is stunning, i love that background and the gorgeous colours.
And the die does the rest of the work keeping it simple but beautiful. I really love this.

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card;
the background, colours and the pretty Vanessa die - just love it :))

Scottydog said...

Love the effect of the alcohol inks. Have just bought some to give them a try, but don’t have any special silver card, but will give them a try anyway. I am trying hard not to look at your next die release, I prefer to see them in use when you launch them!
Many thanks Sue.

Eunice Astle said...

Wow do the alcohol inks ever showcase the Vanessa die, amazing!@

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Really love this card. It just goes to show that sometimes less really is more.


Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, 'Thanks' for bringing this great sample and new technique to us today. Love the colours, the glitter and the beautiful Vanessa die - together they equal gorgeous.


karenlotty said...

Very very effective

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous card Sue x I'm very intrigued by the paper ! The background is beautiful and vanessa looks so pretty cut into it x thankyou Sue x
June so sad to hear of your loss x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

sued99 said...

Such a beautiful card showing the die off to perfection. X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a beautiful card for a gorgeous morning.
The background is the most beautiful colour and I love the Vanessa die.
Lesley S x

stitchingranny said...

Such a simple but pretty card.

Hugs Helen xxx

lindyloo12Somerset said...

I just love this card it is simple and beautiful!

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. Fabulous background.


dj from kettering said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue,

Doreen x

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