Friday, 30 August 2019

Christmas Wishes

Hello there my crafty friends!  I have a simple white card with a pop of red to share today.  I started by making a piece of Yupo Paper alcohol inked background.  I used Red Pepper and Rust alcohol inks on the Yupo and then added in some blending solution to give it a mottled effect.  I used the Poinsettia Triple Layer die outer die to die cut my flowers out of it.  I used two die cut flowers and offset them to give more fullness and I did this for each of the three flowers.  Interestingly enough, Yupo paper can't really be shaped the way regular cardstock can so it doesn't give the fullness unless you use two to make a single flower.  I used the Nordic Tiles embossing folder to emboss a piece of white card as my background.  I added a wide white frame over it using the Double Stitched Squares.  I cut a Pierced Flag in white and seated my Christmas Wishes sentiment cut in gold on it.  I added two flowers in the corner off the edge of the sentient flag and the other one in the opposite corner.  I used The Twin Holly Sprays and the Winter Foliage cut in white as accents around the flowers.  White mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x  7 3/4"  in size.    All for now, Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, amazing, the flowers look stunning, not heard of yupo paper, will have to check this out, is there by any chance a you tube on this Sue.

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. A true Sue Wilson design we've loved for years, there's just something about this white on white with a pop of colour that makes it elegant. A real beauty.
Loving the new collection Sue. Really different but so useful. Hope you have a great day xxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
A gorgeous card with stunning flowers. So classic and classy.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, love the white with the pop of red. The Poinsettias are beautiful, not tried Yuppo paper yet. The background is lovey too.

Barbara an

Jan on the Fosse said...

Gorgeous stunning flowers Sue.
Beautiful card.
Jan x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very classy festive card, love the poinsettias, really look good with the alcohol inks. Have a good day everyone. Bx said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card, some of the petals look as though they have dew droplets on them.
Thank you Sue. Sue I have just had a sneak peak of your new collection,
You are on to another winner with these.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Remember me? I have been away since 1st August so it’s been quite a while!
And what an amazing card to greet me upon my return. I love the triple layered Poinsettia and that yupo/alcohol colouring is magnificent. The Nordic Tiles embossed background is one of my favourites when it comes to Christmas cards - there’s just something about it that I really like. Those beautifully delicate finishing touches are wonderful. All in all a gorgeous Christmas card.
Well I have been away for about 4 weeks visiting my parents in Newcastle, my sister in Stourbridge and my Aunty, Uncle and Cousin in Mansfield! There was a bit of an issue with my mum and dads internet when I arrived and after a few days I decided that I quite liked life without the hustle and bustle of being on the internet every day so made a conscious decision to have a total break whilst I was away. Unfortunately that meant sacrificing my beloved Particraft as well. For that I apologise but the break has done me good and I am hoping (health permitting) I am back every day to see all your fabulous creations and get some much needed inspiration to kick start my Christmas Card activities.
Sorry for the long comment but wanted to offer an explanation as to why I had disappeared. If no one noticed I wasn’t about then I am even more sorry for the long post! Lol x
Anyway. As of tomorrow much more condensed comments! Happy Friday everyone x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I really like this card simple but elegant. Yvonne I had missed seeing your posts glad you had a nice break. Well my husband retires today it's going to be strange having him home everyday

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a gorgeous elegant Christmas card and those poinsettias are beautiful
Marion S x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
What a stunning card this morning , the effect created with the inks and Yupo paper for the Poinsettias is amazing . I love how the pop of red brings the design together working beautifully with the embossed background.
Sorry I have not been around for a couple of weeks as life has been taken over by two five month old rescue kittens. I lost my cat at Christmas which was heart breaking .
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and welcome back Yvonne.
Today's Christmas card is absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it although I wont be rushing to buy yet another kind of cardstock as I have so many already and don't know which is which ha ha.
Have a great day.
Marie P.

ahappycrafter50 said...

Beautiful. Love the effect you’ve gained on the poinsettias.

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love the simple but stunning design, and the poinsettias are fabulous.
B xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful Christmas card I love the effect created with the yupo paper & inks for the poinsettias
Welcome back Yvonne glad you've enjoyed your holiday

karenlotty said...

A really timeless elegant card The effect on the yupo paper is stunning

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card.

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and love Yupo paper effect. x

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that´s a wonderful card.
Have to try this alcohol inks as well - the flowers look fabulous.
Rolf xxx

Tressa said...

Gorgeous card. Bright and distinctive.

I am just getting into alcohol inks. I think I need to expand my, as of present, colour range so I can try something similar.


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card I love red and white together! I’ve not tried Yupo paper yet it looks such an interesting medium to work with.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anne said...

I need to get some Yupo paper. Lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card, love the flowers xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with my favourite flowers. Yvonne xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful classy card, love the poinsettias and I would have a go but I don’t have any alcohol inks let alone Yupo paper😂
Welcome back Yorkie girl and Yvonne, you were missed

Love and hugs to everyone

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card. Love how you have used Yupo paper for the Poinsettias, will have to give it a go. Love Jean xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing poinsettias!! Love so much this card!

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, Sorry I've missed seeing your blog recently but my grandson's wedding arrangements took over our lives, but it's back to normal from tomorrow.
Lovely card today. Poinsettias scream Christmas decorations and I do have this die.
Goodness, having just read a few comments, it seems that you have a new collection coming out soon. PANIC stations, as I still have a lengthy list of 'want' dies from your last collections. Oh well, jam and bread from now Hugs xx Pauline

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning Christmas card. I just love all the details you have added. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Catherine Lyons said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful flowers.
Catherine v94

Catherine Lyons said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful flowers.
Catherine v 94.

CCM said...

An elegant traditional Christmas card!Love the Nordic Tiles embossing folder.I didn't try Yupo paper or alcohol inks yet. I have to fix this.

Hugs from Toronto

Rose in Chester said...

Oh wow, Sue,
This is one "with my name on it". So elegant, and fresh, and the Yupo paper gives a completely different appearance. It's Fabulous.

Jackie Durrant said...

Such an elegant card. The flowers look super xx

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful card Sue!!!!!

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card sue what a beautiful gift for someone special xxxxxx
Love June Horrocks xxxxx

Scottydog said...

What a beauty! My first thought was that the flowers looked like velvet. I have heard of Yuppo paper but never seen it anywhere. I will have a look online. I like white & a pop of red for Christmas, seems to be approaching too quick. Thank you Sue.

dj from kettering said...

What an elegant card, just up my street.
Glad to see you back, Yvonne, sounds like
a lovely break,

Doreen Xmas

dj from kettering said...

What an elegant card, just up my street.
Glad to see you back, Yvonne, sounds like
a lovely break,

Doreen x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x the red and white are so elegant and stylish x I'm very intrigued by the yupo paper , will have to keep an eye out for it xxx thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousss Sue
Gr Karin

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Really gorgeous card,love everything about it.
Best wishes
Karen M

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this post as its very clean - don't want to use the word simple. We sit well on any mantle.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card with those stunning poinsettias.
I have yupo paper but have never used it, must give it a go.

June Ballenger said...

Gorgeous card and I love the flowers. I do like using Yupo get some very unusual effects xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

I love the purity of this card done all in white with the pop or red from the poinsettia flowers. I like the color you have obtained with the alcohol inks on Yupo paper. I can imagine its glorious in person, not as easy to pick up on the computer screen.

Have a wonderful day and stay safe with the hurricane approaching.


sued99 said...

I love this card and hopefully can try something similar with the dies I actually have. X

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Sorry I am a bit late today (internet issues). Love red and white for Christmas with a Scandi feel. On first glace I thought that the poinsettias had been glittered, but on looking at the close-ups I can see what you have done and I love it (now if I could just master the alcohol inks on Yupo paper technique I would be laughing!!!!!)


carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, well I'm very late today, usually here before 7.00am. Put it down to a new puppy getting me up really early and keeping me on my toes. Lovely card in classic red and white, pure Christmas xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. I have got the EF but no alcohol inks but after
seeing your lovely poinsettias I might have to get a few.
Can't wait to see your cards from the new set, it looks great x
Hugs to all, Maria

Betty McAlister said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Sue. One to definitely copy nearer that time xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, my apologies for being so late to comment on this gorgeous card. Definitely of the style that I prefer and although I don't have Yupo paper (I did see it being demonstrated on a Ranger programme on C&C the other day) I have all the other ingredients to try my version, thank you.


Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue stunning card love it. Thanks Helen xx

lindyloo12Somerset said...

What a stunning card, really great!

Laura O said...

Beautiful card sue love love love the poinsettia flowers brilliant. Laura O Springfield

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love this one.

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Wow. This is a card that’s right up my street it’s lovely
Those poinsettias wow they just shout Xmas
Hope everyone is well
Take care Sue Theresa G xx

stitchingranny said...

Beautiful card.

Hugs Helen xxx