Friday, 26 July 2019

Merry & Bright

Hello crafters!  I thought it was about time to start sharing a few Christmas cards with you!  I started with a piece of Ruby Red card and used the Stained Glass mask.  I used Apple Red Luna Paste through it and set it aside to dry.  The Luna Paste is a chunky sort of mica but it gives a really reflective background.  I cut it into three sections and added mounting and put them on a piece of white card.  Next I cut the Marilynne die in white and added a vellum backing to it.  I glued it to the background (behind the white card areas).  I cut the Merry & Bright out of red and added a black drop shadow, then added the die shadow in white and put it in the centre of the Marilynne die with foam mounting.  I cut two vellum poinsettias using the outer die from the Triple Layer Poinsettia set and added them in the corner.  I used the Evergreen Branch cut out of white as an accent.  The card was completed with white and red mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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58 comments:

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a merry and bright card, very pretty, thank you.
Take care and keep cool Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi a lovely Merry and Bright card.
Love it.
Jan x

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. It's not until you show us the closest up photo can you actually see the pattern within the background so it's a double whammy - the gorgeous sparkle the Luna Paste gives then the gentle look of the stained glass showing beneath. What more can you ask for - a full collection of designer festive cards to see you through the season. Have a lovely day whatever your plans xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really gorgeous card, love the background with the Red Luna paste, perfect for festive cards. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Triptych and lots of bling plus poinsettias, everything in one card, love it and the beautiful Marilynne die too, another one that has sat lonely while I recover, nearly there !!
Merry and bright is such a lovely sentiment, really like this one Sue
Hugs
Muriel x

Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, beautiful festive card , I love how you have used the Luna paste looks lovely and rich. Take care Vi.x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, we can never have too many Christmas samples and this is a real sparkly one to kick this off, the close up photo's give a lot more of the detail and I suspect that in real life this is going to be a real talking point on anyone's mantle piece this year. You can never have too much sparkle is what I say. thank you Sue xx

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

Clai01 said...

Beautiful festive card. x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow - what a ‘stunner’! Everything about this card screams perfection.
Christmas in July??!! I will have you know that you are one of the only people who can get away with mentioning the C word this early in the year! In my world November is the time when the subject is up for discussion. Lol x
The skies are grey and the temperature has dropped. Thank goodness. I am even excited at the prospect of a rain filled day.
Happy Friday everyone x
Crafty hugs x
PP
Yvonne x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, very merry and bright.
B xx

Pussycats said...

GoodMorning Sue and all
Such a stunning card this morning and at first glance I thought it was glitter card until I see that you have created the background with a mask and Luna paste. By creating the three panels give the whole design depth . Its always a pleasure to see your Christmas cards and your ideas.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Netty The Runner said...

Yay Christmas cards. This one is beautiful Sue.
Annette

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that´s a gorgeous card today.
Love the red glitter very much.
Rolf xxx

dj from kettering said...



I love that red colour, really Christmas!!!



Doreen x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Gorgeous Christmas card I love seeing your Christmas cards they inspire me every year

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, really lovely.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty Christmas card today. Love the lunar paste.

Barbara V

Chris Curry said...

Really liked all the cards this week Sue, but this one is a stunner 👏👏👏. Thank you, have a good weekend xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely to see a Christmas card again and love the luna paste background. Love Jean xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
It's never too early for Christmas cards in my opinion. This one is striking and very pretty.
I'm hoping to be able to get back into my craft cabin now the horrible hot weather has cooled down, so I'm looking forward to creating some Christmas cards myself. Thank you for the inspiration. X

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely surprise I always love your Christmas offerings

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Good morning Sue.
A beautiful, cheerful card this morning and really makes me wish I had started making cards years ago. I thought I had a bit of everything in my craft room but I don't have Luna paste and I've only recently bought my first masks. I will have to leave this beauty to the experts.
I hope you are well and happy.
Marie P.


Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x marilynne looks so pretty and I love the vellum x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue beautiful card love the red and white Thanks Helen xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card I love Christmas. love Jean Z xxx

Scottydog said...

A beautiful festive card this morning. However I can’t think of Christmas while we have this heatwave, just too hot for any kind of crafting. Waiting for the rain tomorrow! Thank you Sue.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Wow what a brilliant start to your Christmas samples it gorgeous...and that background is stunning. I love looking at your Christmas cards in July....this gives me plenty of time to organise what I will be making....and then sort them into categories ...ie...family...friends...line dancers....and neighbours. Think thats the lot. Whew. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning Christmas card. I love that bright vibrant red. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card. I do like traditional colours for Christmas.
Lydia
X

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue, xx

Tressa said...

Bright and cheerful. Lovely card.

Teresa

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Yeah Christmas Friday at last and what a fabulous card to start it, love the background you’ve created with the mask and Luna paste. I have half of Christmas cards made and looking forward to all the inspiration to make the other half. Sorry I didn’t get to comment on yesterday’s card but the day ran away with me but just had to say what a gorgeous card it was.

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Crafty Cruiser said...

This card is what it says - Merry and Bright. Lovely!
Doreen R

sued99 said...

What a great Christmas card to start with. So sparkly. X

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, the sentiment says it all. Love the card and that Christmas red is gorgeous.
I also can't wait for you to show us your Christmas cards as they are truly inspirational.
How I envy you crafters who have started making yours. I'M still wading through birthday cards. Enjoy the cooler weather everyone. Hugs xx Pauline

Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and great to see the close up to see the mask. I just thought you had just wiped the card with the glitter. Simple pictures are not enough we need more visuals. Hoping to get started on my Christmas cards soon. A

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous!! Love all the sparkling and the dies used!

Crafty Vonnie said...

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

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very beautiful card with the red sparkle Sue

gr karin

Pawprintx4 said...

Love this pretty Festive Card. Good instructions.
Everyone have a wonderful weekend!
Stephanie K

Jackie Durrant said...

Just love the background. Such an elegant card xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
now that's the card for me, Brilliant red and white!! What is the Stained Glass mask??
Hugs
Rose

Eunice Astle said...

Very stunning card Sue.

Suzzette Yandle said...

A very festive and beautiful card design today. I LIKE it!!! Surprised the Luna paste is so chunky. Pleased you showed a close up of the mask. Your Evergreen Branch is on my wish list. I like that it has very fine branches.

Lisbeth said...

I love this card, Sue. Red and white cards at Christmas really do it for me and I love the way you have added the sparkle to this one.

Lisbeth

karenlotty said...

That red Luna paste is really blingy A lovely “bright” card

ursula said...

A really pretty card Sue. Although I am not a Christmas fan, and do not like making Christmas cards, this one is really special...the luna paste is really pretty on here...luv Ursula xx

ahappycrafter50 said...

Such a gorgeous card. Very much my style.
Jan
Northampton

Seafield Jo said...

This is stunning Sue, thanks for the fab inspiration.

Jo x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is gorgeous and I love it. I have been promising myself that I would make a start on my Christmas cards since the beginning of the month but what with one thing and another I haven't so I am really happy to see the start of your samples as it will give me the kick and inspiration I need to get started - just keep them coming :-)

Frances

Liz said...

A beautiful Christmas card, so elegant and classy. xx

DeCor said...

Love the textured background. Lovely Christmas card.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Catching up on the blog once again, I love the background and it’s only when you see the close up you realise that there is a pattern.
Hugs x
Heather T

Laura O said...

Fantastic card sue red is always a great colour for Christmas cards. Laura O Springfield

June Ballenger said...

I absolutely love this beautiful card the red and white it just glorious xx

Geordie Jan said...

Hi Sue, I love this card its stunning. The colours really make it pop its fab xx