Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Belated Birthday Wishes

Hi bloggers!  I started this card with a piece of milk card and I used the Vivian cutting die with the decorative outer die to cut an aperture in the middle.  Next I used the Elemental Swirl stamp and stamped it in opposite corners with a Clear Perfect Medium pad.  I used detail gold embossing powder on it and heated it until it melted.  I added an Arctic Blue backing to the aperture and added the Belated Birthday Wishes cut out of Antique Gold card.  I cut the Hummingbird triple layer die out of Antique Gold on the top, Arctic Blue for the middle layer and finished with a milk bottom layer and mounted it to the right side of the aperture opening.  I used the Triple Layer Wildflower in all three sizes and reversed the order using the Arctic blue on top, the Antique gold as the middle layer and the milk as the base.  I added milk card leaves as accents and mounted the flower under the aperture.  The card was completed with milk, Arctic Blue and Antique Gold mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






















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74 comments:

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

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

Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, That is gorgeous love the design and colours, ViX

Clai01 said...

Very different use of colours for a card, looks great. x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx Hazel

Steph Cotterill said...

There are many card and gift boutiques up and down the U.K. that sell the most unique of cards, just tiny cards sometimes and they cost the earth, but I can honestly say with hand on heart that within these boutiques and on the most expensive websites that sell cards you wouldn't get on the high street or anywhere that this sample goes way and beyond in every detail Sue. From the stunning corner golden swirl to the sentiment and everything in between it just says expensive and one of a kind. It's so beautiful it needs to be mounted in a glass box frame for all to see, this isn't a card, it's a gift. Have a lovely day in the 'slow lane' lol xxx

Loraine Jefferis said...

Morning Sue. There's something I really love about this card. I think it's the colours you've used. Whatever it is I love it. Thanks Sue. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis x

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

What a beautiful card. It's very striking. I love the colours you have used xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the stamping, and great colour choice. Love Jean xxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh how lovely! The gold just sets this beautiful card off perfectly and as Steph said, it is one of a kind.
Still at least 4 weeks before i will be crafting, I can’t believe it, after starting on my Christmas cards too. Had a full cast fitted yesterday, thank heavens it is my left arm as I am right handed.
Hugs
Muriel x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
When this card popped up on my screen I went wow this is special loved everything about it.

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, it's really classy!!! Fabulous card, so elegant in gold!!

TDQ Karen said...

Love the beautiful colours for such a pretty card

Netty The Runner said...

Absolutely stunning Sue. I love the corners and the hummingbird, well she is so cute. The colour combination looks so good together.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, lovely colour scheme today. In fact, it would be great for a male card. I just love your little humming bird. A really special card. Thank you Sue. Hugs xx Pauline from Teesside

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, the colours are beautiful, the humming bird is so cut3.

Barbara V

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card with just as lovely design and colours. Love the the middle design from the Vivian die. The hummingbird looks so pretty too xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A classy and elegant design, the additional third layer creating great depth and dimension that only your triple layered dies can.x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Very elegant card.Love everything about it.
Jan x

ahappycrafter50 said...

What a lovely design. The swirls just set the whole thing off for me.
Jan
Northampton

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue and I love the colours you have chosen
Marion S x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful sample, love the embossing on the swirls stamp to, and of course the 3d hummingbird and dies. Beautiful.

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

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.

Michele

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

amazing card and a stunning colour combination…

Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Love todays card, it is delightful with its stamping, embossing and die combination. A sure winner
Anne 7 from Calne xx

Chris Curry said...

A very elegant card Sue, especially with that sentiment. Thank you, have a good day.xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the colours.
Lydia
X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Stunning! A gorgeous card. The gold swirls just finish it perfectly.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, gorgeous card, beautiful hummingbird. Hugs CAFE LATTE. xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What an absolutely beautiful card! I have this swirl stamp set and had forgotten that I had it, I love it when old stamps/dies are used with new products.
Hugs x
Heather T

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful card sue I love the colours are just so pretty a gift that would make someone so happy Thankyou
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

zoemo said...

Another lovely card and I love how the latest days enable us to make beautiful apertures.

Can any of you Wilsonettes (thanks June Smith for that very apt label!) give me some tips on heat embossing as my card always ends up slightly bent no matter what I do. I love embossing powders and would use them a lot more if I could solve this little problem. #ILoveParticraft.

Zoe in Pencoed

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Stunning card the colours are beautiful & I love the swirly stamp it's very elegant & of course your gorgeous triple layer dies make a beautiful card

dj from kettering said...




A beautiful card, stunning in fact,



Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue- if anyone received this card as a belated birthday card then all would be forgiven for forgetting a birthday! It's beautiful. Nice to have a reminder to get our old stamps out too. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A truly beautiful card today with your beautiful dies. This is definitely a card that with a different sentiment you would keep displayed. Love the colour combination that you have used. Yvonne xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. This is pure elegance. Absolutely beautiful. There is just something about it that says it all. The colours.... the elements.... everything. I think this is a favourite with everyone. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Tressa said...

A very pretty die. I like the use of a stamp rather than a die cut to make the swirl, it makes the card very elegant indeed.

Teresa

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

I love this card. The colours work so well together and I like the hummingbird hovering over sentiment, which in turn fits beautifully in the aperture made by the Vivian die. The elemental swirl stamp works perfectly too. Think I may have to invest in that one. I think I’ve said that before, but there’s always more of your dies that I buy instead!

Love Helen xxx

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning all.
Wow! what a gorgeous card. Beautiful in every detail. I love it.
Hugs.
Marie P.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
WOW what a beautiful card this morning , so much detail with in the card. I love gold swirls which gives expensive look to design and the hint of blue works so well. The humming bird finishes the card of beautifully. This card would make it worth missing any birthday and put a smile on anyones face.
Crafty hugs to all... Wendy

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love the elemental swirl stamp detail, I do think I have that stamp so must go and look for it

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I would never have thought to put the pale blue with gold - it so works well together

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely, opulent card. Different but beautiful.
Doreen R

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is a lovely card, and the colour scheme is beautiful. I love the hummingbird and it looks as if it's flying in the sky.

Hugs
Rose

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really lovely clean and simple card. I wouldn't normally use gold with blue but actually I think they work really nicely together and I love those swirls. If they come from the stamp plate that I think they do they are a great staple for anyone's crafty tool box.

Lisbeth

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. A beautiful humming bird and wild flowers.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous and I love everything about it.

Frances

June Ballenger said...

Wonderful card and I love the sentiment I need this soooooo many times tsk tsk xx

CraftyJo said...

Love it! The colours are fab.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I love the delicate colours.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This is such a beautiful card, so elegant and such a lovely colour choice!
Lesley S x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card. The stamped elements look just like foiling giving it a very elegant look xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Colors are great, nice composition, elegant swirls and sweet hummingbird and flowers. I don't remember the swirl stamp. Thanks for sharing.

ursula said...

Those gold swirls just look amazing on here, very pretty card, I do so love the humming bird....luv Ursula xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue stunning card, i love the bird die. Thanks Helen xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a fabulous card. I love the color scheme. One of my very favorites.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful card Sue, the Hummingbird is exquisite. Love the flourish in the corners of the card very eye catching!!!!

CCM said...

So pretty card and colors. My computer shows the Antique gold paper as brown for the flowers and sentiment and gold for the base of the flowers on some pictures. I can tell you that the card is still beautiful in those colors as well.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

stitchingranny said...

Good evening I am certainly running late today. A beautiful card and love the colours Sue.

Hugs Helen xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another stunning post and again love the colour combo.

Anne said...

What a beautiful card, Sue. Love the way you have used the stamp.

Anne (Northampton)

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Truly beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Craftychris said...

Lovely belated card! xxx

sued99 said...

Such a beautiful card. Those swirls just add an extra touch of elegance. X

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x the blue and gold look so elegant together x the aperture you have cut with the vivian die is beautiful, think I may have to borrow this idea if you don't mind x thankyou so much Sue for your inspiration x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. Very elegant xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, an outstanding card, love the more muted tones, very classic. Bx

Sandra said...

This card is lovely and I admit it made my cry. My Mother loves hummingbirds so I immediately thought of her and how much I miss her as she passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 17, 2019. She would have loved your sweet bird on a handmade card from me. I miss her so much.
Sandra Smith
Queen Creek, AZ

Scottydog said...

I seem to be getting behind with my commenting! Love the combination of the stamped swirls with the diecuts. Beautiful card. Thank you Sue.

Geordie Jan said...

Wow what a beautiful card Sue love the swirls so pretty x