Monday, 9 September 2019

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi bloggers!  Back to a Christmas card today (have you started yours yet??)  I selected a white and aqua combo and used the Denise die to cut into the white card twice in the centre in a diamond orientation, slightly overlapping each other.  I backed it with aqua card to show through.  Next I cut another Denise die but I used the outer cutting die this time to get a full one not just cut into the card.  I backed it with vellum for a softer look.  I also used the inside die this time to add more detail.  I added mounting foam behind the solid areas to raise it and mounted it in the centre, covering the over cut areas in the background overlap.  I cut four of the centre die in the Denise out of white card and added them into the dour corners of the card.  Next I used the Warm Winter Wishes cut in both aqua card and black card.  I shadowed the words with the black then glued them diagonally across the card.  I added white, black and aqua card mats and layers to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  9 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh this is such a delight. Definitely not a card that I would put in the ‘traditional’ category but a real beauty.
I love the use of vellum - it just adds something special to any card. Aqua is such a beautiful shade and is still there amongst my favourite colours for cards.
Happy Monday everyone x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, this is such a beauty, love the colours which are my favourite, the vellum softens it and the Denise die is used to its most potential, love it.

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

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Unusual but lovely.I will be hit and miss this week as I am touring around Scotland

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Aqua, such a pretty colour for festive cards and even prettier with a gentle sparkle. Not what we'd 'class' as traditional but it's just so nice to throw tradition out of the window sometimes and with this gentle soothing sample you've done just that. Counting down to the days before we look forward to having the best of the best on our screens again. Sending hugs from me to you xxx

Clai01 said...

Very different but absoutely gorgeous card x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Just gorgeous!!
Aqua and white, vellum, beautiful Denise die- just love it
Muriel x said...

Morning Sue.
This is a very pretty card thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, love everything aqua coloured. My fav colour and the use of vellum gives a lovely soft effect. Hugs xxx Pauline

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx Hazel

Catherine Lyons said...

A pretty card with a touch of sparkle.
Catherine v94

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card packed with detail. Thank you for showing us how different a die can look when positioned on an angle.
I haven't been able to start my Christmas cards yet, work and life are getting in my way unfortunately. X

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today, pretty colours.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card today. Love aqua cards and the vellum is so beautiful too.

Barbara V

ahappycrafter50 said...

Very different for Christmas but pretty. Just a few birthday cards left to make before I start Christmas.

Djokovic from kettering said...

An unusual card today, love the colours,

Doreen x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Such a beautiful card I love the combination of aqua and vellum it gives a lovely delicate look

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the aqua and touch of vellum makes it look so elegant. Love Jean xxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
What a lovely,gentle card today with it's soft colour and gentle design. A feeling of peace and tranquility comes with it.
Thank you Sue for sharing your talents with us.
Marie P.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a pretty card and I think could also be used for winter birthdays.
Marion S x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful SUE I love this colour combination too

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x I love the aqua card and the softness of the vellum x the way you have used denise in a different configuration looks fabulous x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful cool and crisp winter card this morning Sue. One that can also be adapted for other occasions. This is what I love with your cards and designs Sue. Two for the price of one. Thankyou. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue gorgeous card.Thanks Helen xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, love the dies, colours mixed with aqua and vellum like glistening snow.
I haven't started any Christmas cards, still got birthday cards to do. Struggling for time at the moment, new puppy, visitors for next month from New Zealand too. Xx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a pretty card today, I havent started my Christmas cards yet so must make a start soon

Sending Love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Sharon MK

Suemac said...

A beautiful card

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the colours

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
such a pretty card this morning and one of them designs you know straight away its a Sue wilson card . I love the aded soft touch of vellum behind the dies and the colours you have used.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
that´s a stunning card... so effective.
The colorsu are fantastic as well - rigth up my street.
Rolf xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. The colour is beautiful and so are the dies. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a pretty card this morning!
I love the colours you have used and how you have have used the Vellum to create that lovely soft look!
I don’t often think of using vellum although have plenty of it!! Must dig it out today and make a reminder to use it!!
Lesley S x

sued99 said...

The colours are very pretty but I do find it a little too busy for me. I have made a few Christmas cards so far. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the card. No I've not made any Christmas cards yet as we started a big house project during which my Husband has had a fall and is now in plaster so I'm behind getting the house finished (including my craft room). The way it's going my family will be lucky to see a Christmas card, never mind a handmade one (lol)x WakeyL

June Horrocks said...

This card is in the special category this one would go to a special person it’s very beautiful I had this die bought for me as a present love it thank you sue
Love June horrocks

Yorkie girl said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone
I do like today’s card tithe colour I. Your background is one of my favourites
Your design is again a beautiful one. I love it Sue
Take care folks
Theresa G

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, love this card for sending to those who don't celebrate Christmas but who we like to remember in the celebratory season. Great cool colours and thanks to you, I am re-discovering the joys of using vellum (so should be able to use up some of my stash)


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card today . love Jean Z xxxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely all occasion card.
Doreen R

KarinsArtScrap said...

great dies and card Sue

Gr Karin

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Just wondering how I’ve missed the Denise Die, it is really lovely and I like how you’ve backed it with vellum something I forget to use. Over half of my Christmas cards made, need to start and get the rest made soon

Love and hugs to everyone

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, and doesn't have to be for christmas either. I love the use of Vellum, and must use it more!!
No, I haven't got past the 3 cards I did in January yet, but I shall have to get my skates on!! You keep inspiring Sue :-)

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such a beautiful card. Lots going on, but well designed. My eye keeps roving around the design to take in its loveliness. Wonderful color combo for Christmas/Winter. Thanks for sharing.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. I have the Denise die and she is beautiful so maybe I can pinch your idea here of the vellum backing and create something similar. I have lots of bits ready to make Christmas cards, it is just putting them together that I haven't done yet :-)


CraftyJo said...

Worth a look at the close-ups of this card - gorgeous.

ursula said...

No, no Christmas cards for me yet, not my favourite time of the year, but will have to do some soon....This one is beautiful, takes you away from the traditional, lovely aqua card...luv Ursula xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue
Not a card /colours I would have for x-mas but still a very pretty card.
Have made a few thanks to cotswoldcrafter blog challenges but need to
make a lot more so best get a wiggle on Lol
hugs to all, Maria x

Tressa said...

A Christmas card with a difference and it is good to see you again using non traditional colours.


Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

This card will certainly bring "Warm Winter Wishes" to the recipient. If feels so crisp and clean with a lovely mix of color and texture. The Denise die set is one of my favorites.

Have a wonderful day.


CCM said...

White and aqua combo are not exactly the traditional colors for a X-Mas card, maybe not even the design is not a classic Christmas one but still a very pretty card. This will be well received by my younger friends for sure.
I agree with everybody that the vellum adds "something special to any card ", "gives a lovely soft effect" and "makes the card look so elegant".

Hugs from Toronto

Scottydog said...

Beautiful use of the dies with one of my favourite colours, you just can’t go wrong with such a pretty combination. Thank you Sue.

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue xx

June Ballenger said...

Gorgeous card and I just love the colours xx

Chris Curry said...

Love this card and the colours are different and I like them. Thank you Sue, have a good day x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
It’s catch up tone again! What an absolutely stunning card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Eunice Astle said...

This is a very delicate looking card. Love how you used the vellum to create the illusion.

KraftyKazKardz said...

Just stunning Sue! x
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