Wednesday, 14 August 2019

On Your Special Day

Hi crafters!  Today's card can be used for so many occasions with an easy change of sentiment, but I love that it could be for someones special day!  I started by cutting an oval shape and embossing it with the Leafy Quad embossing folder.  Next I used a piece of Sky Blue card and cut an oval frame using the Double Stitched Ovals.  While it was still in the ides, I carefully transferred it to the Leafy Quad embossing folder and left the folder open.  I added a rubber mat and several sheets of card to make up for the depth of the folder since I was only using half of it (if you close it, the die will cut into the folder and ruin it!)  Once embossed, I removed it from the folder and inked over the design while it was still in thee dies.  I used Faded Jean Distress Oxide ink and a small smoothie.  I added foam mounting tape to the back and added it to a larger piece of coconut white card.  I glued the white embossed oval down into the centre of it.  I cut the On Your Special Day and inked it with Faded Jeans to coordinate and glued it in the centre of the frame.  I used the Spiral Pearl Flowers and cut them out of vellum and made three flowers.  I mounted them in the lower corner and cut white leaves as accents.  I cut the Beautiful Butterfly out of Sky Blue card and used spray glue over it, then coated it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  I glued it in the opposite corner.  I added three white pearls in both of the other corners.  The card was completed with white and sky blue mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x   8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a stunner today, not that every day is not beautiful samples. The vellum flowers looks so pretty on here along with the butterfly.

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

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a really beautiful card, it is a strange phenomenon, but ovals and circles make such a difference to a card, looks totally different and unusual. Have a good day everyone. Bx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, very pretty flowers and, butterfly.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
a very pretty card.
Jan x

Marion Scott said...

Very pretty card Sue
Marion S x

dj from kettering said...

I'm not seeing today's card, will try later!!!

Doreen x

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue you never cease to amaze me how you come up with something I didn't know or have forgotten. Using the folder open gives a great design. Beautiful card and flowers xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card today though it took sometime to find it by clicking on read more than to leave a comment you have to go back and press on comments certainly tasked my poor brain this morning

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. You wouldn't load this morning maybe you had a lie in too lol anyway I save embossed card for flowers and tags but there are times I love having embossed frames especially on CAS cards so I'm loving your inspiration this morning. I have some gorgeous luxury vellum which cut with some of your floral dies will add that extra something that I hope will add a smile to someone's day. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and hope your day is equally inspiring xxx

Clai01 said...

Lovely card yet again, it looks super x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
It was difficult getting on to your blog this morning! Beautiful card, I love embossing frames it gives your card that extra detail! Only now have I had time to watch yesterday’s video, what a great tip about using two pieces of card to eliminate using the embossing mat. The lustre pastes are gorgeous and tantalising teal is my favourite. Thanks for sharing.
Heather T

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.


Marie O. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
From previous comments it looks like I was lucky to get straight to your posting. What a gorgeous,typical Sue Wilson card this morning. The colours and the design are absolutely made for each other.
Thank you Sue for sharing your talents.
Marie P.

dj from kettering said...

Thanx to Crewe Trish; I had never noticed
the 'read more', success!! Love the detail
on the oval,

Doreen x

Scottydog said...

A lovely card, but I had never thought to emboss while still in the die! That way you get that nice plain edge. Thank you for that tip Sue.
Yes you have gremlins in the system today, as others have stated!

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue A very pretty card I like your clever way of embossing a cut shape I will certainly have to try it

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and good reminder that we can emboss frames. I love the vellum flowers too.
B xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

beautiful card and wonderful soft colours.
Your card look so elegant.

Rolf xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card this morning. The colours are lovely and the vellum flowers and the butterfly adds a beUtiful touch. Love the embossing folder.

Barbara V

karenlotty said...

Lovely card SUE I am always too scared to try embossing with a Die in place I know all of the rules but can’t quite bring myself to do it!

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
What a beautiful pastel blue and white card, the extra touch of embossing the frame and the touch of oxide just sets it off as do the lovely vellum flowers and the butterfly. Gorgeous !
Muriel x

Anne said...

such a pretty card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Suemac said...

Lovely card.

Netty The Runner said...

Very pretty Sue.
Annette x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & one that will definitely suit many occasions. Yvonne xx

Susan Battensby said...

A lovely card

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. This is a classic Sue Wilson's card. And its beautiful...but I would say that wouldn't.'s blue and all time favourite colour combinations... and you know what's better....I have all these dies...except for the flower... and I am sure I can find a substitute in my folder of dies. I have quite a few friends birthday s coming up next month and we will be away in Turkey so have to make them before I go. You have done me a great favour as I will be making this for them..with your permission of course. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Loraine Long said...

Hi Sue, love the card (do you ever make a wrong un?) I have the folder used and will definitely think of using this technique. WakeyL

sued99 said...

What a beautiful card. Using the embossing folder and dies together sounds complicated. X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, perfect for any occasion, and I do forget about embossing while still in the Die so thanks for the reminder. Glad I wasn’t the only one who had a problem seeing your card this morning

Love and hugs to everyone

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love your use of the oval dies. Blue and white always looks so clean and fresh and you have delighted us with plenty to inspire us here as well as reminding us of the die & embossing technique.


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card. I really like the effect that you get when you emboss a die cut frame (I just wish I could remember how to do it)


Lesley Lawton said...

A stunning card great technique I learn so much from your makes thank you xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, beautiful card, love how you have used the embossing folder on the frame. A very special card! Love Jean xxx

Barbara (C) said...

The vellum makes the card so delicate along side such a delicate blue.

Jackie Durrant said...

So pretty and the sentiment is such a good font xx

June Horrocks said...

Love your card sue it’s beautiful
What a lovely gift for a very special occasion thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Geordie Jan said...

This is such a pretty card Sue, love the colours x

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, no I haven't left the country but have been having lots of problems with my tablet recently whish has culminated in my husband treating me to a new one. Bless him!
However I couldn't access your blog earlier and I was ready to throw it against the wall. (My tablet, not your blog lol) But everything is ok now so have been playing catch up.
Lots of lovely cards including your stained glass butterfly, Angel and today's offering. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration. Hugs xx Pauline

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely card. Change the colour, take away the flowers and voila, a Male card!
Doreen R

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue a very Elegant card it's so pretty I love the Butterfly & flowers too. Thank you for another
Beautiful card x
Love Lynda xx

Eunice Astle said...

Have just purchased the oval dues and now I have the inspiration to get going and create!!!!!

Catherine Lyons said...

A pretty card with lovely soft colours.
Catherine v94

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card, I have these dies so going to make a card. Thanks Helen xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

It's very sweet!! Love so much the embossed frame and the delicate flowers!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Your card today is beautiful. I love the soft colour scheme and the way you have embossed with the die.
I really must try this one soon!
Lesley S x

Laura O said...

Beautiful card sue. Laura O Springfield

CCM said...

Love the design of this card.Like you said, it can be used for so many occasions with an easy change of sentiment and eventually change of colors as well. Love the idea to emboss a frame.

Hugs from Toronto

June Ballenger said...

Sue what an absolute stunner of a card. Love the colour.

Maria said...

Hi Sue
A very pretty card and I love the butterfly. TFS
Hope you well.
Hugs to all wilsonette's, Maria x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Very nice card lovely colour's,loved yesterday's card too,nearly missed the Angel as have trouble with my iPad!!
Best wishes
Karen M

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