Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Birthday Wishes

Hi bloggers! I embossed a piece of Bluebell card with the Rope Chain embossing folder to use as my background.  Next I cut two of the Herringbone Background in white.  I crisscrossed them and glued them together, then cut out two zigzag strips from the pattern to use as the outer borders on this card.  For the focal element, I cut the Vivian die in white.  I backed it with bluebell card and added a thin black decorative frame around the edge cut from the outer dies in the set.  I cut the Beatrice die in white and backed it in white then added it to the centre of the Vivian die.  I used the Belated Birthday Wishes sentiment cut in black and I nipped away the Belated part of it, leaving just Birthday wishes. The card was embellished with the Wildflowers dies.  I used Bluebell for the top layer, black for the centre and backed them in white.  I added white centres with pearls then attached them in opposite corners around the Vivian die.  I added white leaves as accents.  The card was completed with white, Bluebell and Black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are
 6 1/2" x  9" in size. All for now, Sue x












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48 comments:

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Ooh Bluebell! I know I have seen you use this before but I have just realised how lovely that colour really is. I know I probably have loads of cardstock in my stash that is similar but Bluebell is now on my radar!
The Herringbone Background looks fabulous used like that. Got that die so will be taking full advantage of this idea! Beatrice and Vivian look
gorgeous together and with that little pop of black this is such a beautiful card. Of course the Wildflowers need a special mention - they are one of my favourites x
Happy Wednesday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you this is another very pretty card,
Sue you are so clever.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a fab card today, love how you have used the herringbone die to create something totally different. Have a good day everyone. Bx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx Hazel

Crafting Queen said...

Really beautiful card!

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. How I love this time of day when it's peaceful and I'm left to drink in every tiny detail of inspiration. You've made the border so delicate but the main focal point is so full of beautiful shapes from Vivian to Beatrice - which look like large petals when placed long ways, I really love all your floral dies that we can mould and shape and sugar but I appreciate that your wildflower dies make posting easier due to them lying flat. What a way to start a grey day, full of colour beauty and a smile. Hope your day starts with a smile too xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card today. Love the bluebell card and the herringbone die looks brilliant, used this way. The pop of black just finishes it off brilliantly.

Barbara V

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, you are so clever with design and using different elements bringing them all together. Matching colours is another of your many talents too. Today's card is so pretty with beautiful colours. More importantly it just all goes together so well. Xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue beautiful card and love the colours! Love Jean xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A gorgeous card in both colour and design. Love the criss cross herringbone borders!x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a beauty today's sample is and I am loving the herringbone, never thought of doing it that way, got to try this. The 3d dies are amazing too. Thank you so much for sharing with us and for the detailed descriptions you always put on the blog.

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

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Oh that bluebell card is gorgeous. Reminds me, here in the middle of winter (I hate cold) that I have bluebell bulbs that I hope will be poking their little heads up very soon. Love what you have done with the herringbone background, will have to try that and can’t help thinking that it is a bit geometric and handy for those male cards. Love the dies used, great card and inspiration, thank you Sue
Hugs
Muriel x

June Horrocks said...

I love the herringbone boarders the flowers beautiful the dies you have used sue are brill thank you such a pretty gift love it xxxxxx thank you
Love always June Horrocks. Xxxxxxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card in wonderful colours.
Rolf xxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
I love starting my day with you Sue,it gives me a sort of boost to get myself going.
The card you have showcased today is gorgeous and a true Sue Wilson in design and colour.
Thank you so much.
Marie P.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, thank you for a beautiful card. I'm just loving your 'blue theme' that we've been enjoying of late. Can't wait for my wildflowers die to arrive. Hugs xx Pauline

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card in such a pretty colour scheme!
Lesley S x

Clai01 said...

I'm sure this has to be a favourite card and colour scheme of most people. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the colour, love the rope chain embossing folder, love the herringbone background, love it all! Another super card from you, thank you. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

ahappycrafter50 said...

Lovely card. All the things you’ve used fit together so well.
Jan
Northampton

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today .

Michele

dj from kettering said...




As the others have said, love that Blunbell
colour, and the Herringbone die!!

Doreen x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. You know I love blue and I love lace. And that's what you have given me this morning...and made my day. It is beautiful Sue. And as June said...you always give us detailed descriptions every morning...which I am sure we all appreciate. Thankyou so much. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, clever use of the herringbone die, why can't I see what you see in a die.
Lydia
X

Scottydog said...

Lovely card, like the way you have used the herringbone border and of course in a shade of my favourite colour, blue. Sorry I didn’t comment yesterday. I am on holiday & signal a bit hit & miss so apologies if I miss some days.
Thank you Sue.

KarinsArtScrap said...

so very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A wonderful card with your bluebell card & herringbone die.Yvonne xx

stitchingranny said...

Beautiful card today and in my favourite colour (well bluebell, wisteria and periwinkle I love them all). I am off to Florida tomorrow Sue so posts maybe sporadic as I think we have a pretty hectic itinerary planned by my DIL. If I am not too exhausted I will try to pop in and see what your blog is up to, and who knows I may bump into you in one of the many malls lol.

Hugs Helen xxxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Another stunning card

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such a gorgeous card! Remove the flowers, change the colours and voila, a Male card! Perfect!
Doreen R

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
At first I thought that there was a new Die that I’d missed until I read that you made the borders from the herringbone background, how clever is that. Lovely card

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Spoiling me, that's what you do................ And I'm going to borrow the design, really is lovely. Just a change of colours and a change of flowers.
Hugs, Rose

Catherine Lyons said...

A beautiful card and a great idea with the herringbone die.
Catherine v94

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. The embossing folder and the dies are gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

ursula said...

Just love this colour combination...such a pretty card with that lovely embossing in the background...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, just lovely! Clever borders created with the Herringbone Background - wish I could think the way you do.

Frances

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. There are so many elements that I would like to use on my cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Lisbeth

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card Sue and I love how you have used the herringbone die
Marion S x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x I love the bluebell it's gorgeous x the herringbone die looks amazing how you have used it x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Eunice Astle said...

Wonderful card Sue, really like the idea you used with the herringbone die. Love your background and your color choices.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card what a clever way to use the herringbone die it looks superb I live the bluebell colour I must get some of that!

karenlotty said...

Very pretty Great for all sorts of occasions with a different sentiment

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another beautiful post and the colours are fab. They work so well with the triple layers. Great way to use the herringbone.

CCM said...

Lovely card and colors. What I love the most about this card it is the way you used the Herringbone Background, clever idea.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Do especially like how you've used the Herringbone border. So effective. Xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card in beautiful colours!
Hugs x
Heather T

June Ballenger said...

Beautiful simply beautiful nuff said lol xxx