Monday, 25 May 2020


Hello crafters!  I was playing with Yupo and alcohol inks for today's card.  I started with a piece of white Yupo paper and used Red Pepper and Sunshine Yellow alcohol inks on it.  I added Blending solution and mixed the colours around a bit (you can see the interesting patterns in the close up pics).  Next I cut the Paulette Background in black and white.  I used the Paulette Edgers and cut some more detail into the black version of the background.  This time, I used the white offset behind the black one and glued them together.  I glued them on to the Yupo Paper background.  I used the Double Stitched Rectangles and made a multi-layered frame using black as the base and a thinner white frame on top.  I added it with mounting foam over the backgound.  I used the Paulette Edgers to create a white base for the Welcome sentiment and attached it across the frame in the middle of the card.  I cut the Welcome die  from the Newborn Sentiments in black and glued it across the centre piece.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4"  x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now Sue x

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36 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a card full of drama, thank you.
Take care and keep safe Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Ohhh WOW Sue. What a dramatic powerful start to our Bank Holiday Monday. With all the rules to abide by at the moment isn't it just fabulous to throw crafty caution to the wind and do exactly what you feel. I've added a tiny pop of black to many a card and had a turned up nose looking on by your know who lol but I love love love this, Spanish flamenco comes straight to mind - is that weird? Oh well lol. Sending love and best wishes to you both and to everyone that checks in today xx


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very dramatic sample today, very bold colours which are very powerful,. Love the dies you have used,

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

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, fabulous dramatic card and I get the Spanish feel to it too Steph. Love these background and edger dies.
Marion S x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very bold card, love it, as it is always a striking colour combo. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, very striking & dramatic with the bold colour combination.


June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue fabulous vibrant colours what a gift thank you
Love always sue stay safe my dear friends xxxxxx
June horrocks Xxxxxxx

dj from kettering said...

Definitely a dramatic card today, not sure if
I really like it or not!!!!!

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Catherine Lyons said...

Lovely card Sue with the vibrant colour .
Catherine v94

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card is certainly striking and dramatic. Take care everyone x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very dramatic & striking card today. Yvonne xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, very dramatic card , full of character. Beautiful dies and useful sentiment. Think you woke us all up this morning with this stunning card xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all the lovely Wilsonettes.
A very striking card today, both striking and beautiful. What an amazing difference between yesterdays card and today's card. Both of them beautiful in their own way.

Hope you have a restful Memorial Day Sue.
Love to all.
Marie P,


Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Like everyone else has said very dramatic...nice card, lots of work here...but....sorry Sue this one is not for me. While some will love it doesn't do for us all to be the same. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning.Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the dies you have used here but I'm not a lover of red but can see this would look good with other colours. Sending best wishes

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a very bold card today think it would work well for a male as well

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Sharon C MK

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Bold and beautiful, love it

Love and hugs to everyone

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx Hazel

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very bold and dramatic card today.

Love Helen xxx

ursula said...

Another one of those techniques I struggle with, mine never looks finished, very the card you have made using yours Sue....luv Ursula xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x I love the fiery red background and you can really see the colour mix in the close ups x paulette looks wonderful x thankyou Sue x
Stay safe and keep crafting x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love Paulette and her edgers and although I love red I am just not sure if I like this card or not, sorry.


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Great post, love these dies and think you've done something in these colours before that was equally as striking.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Striking card, suitable for males too.
Doreen R

sued99 said...

I love the design of this card but I’m not so sure about the colour combination. X

Owlish said...

A very versatile card with lovely colour be great with any colour obviously
Owlish Xx

Suemac said...

Not for me.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Wow this is a statement card with the colour combo
It will definitely stand out from the crowd
I like it
You take care my friend
Theresa G

CCM said...

Lovely card and dies.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Suzzette Yandle said...

A striking design using black, white and a combination of red and yellow alcohol inks. I don't recognize the names of this red and yellow alcohol ink. I must not have those colors. I like how you made a label/tag with the Paulette Edgers to hold the "Welcome" sentiment. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Eunice Astle said...

The card is interesting, but just not my style.

Fikreta said...

so great card!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
such a stunning card - just my colours. It is beautiful...……. and I must do some for my post office worker (as a thank you - she loves these colours, too).

Tressa said...

A very striking sample.


Sandra said...

This card has a dramatic feel and is unique but pretty.

Sandra Smith
Queen Creek