Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Thank You

Hi there my crafty friends!  I have a rather clean and simple card for you today.  I started with a piece of midnight blue card and used the Flora die to emboss the shape into it several times all around the background.  Next I cut one of the Flora die out of coconut white card and cut it in half and glued the halves to the left edge of the card.  I added a pearl strip along the edge.  I cut a pierced flag and glued the Thank You mini expression to it which I cut out of black card.  Next I cut out several of the Passion Flower outer cut die in a couple of size.  I used the matching Shaded Passion Flower stamps and stamped them in black.  I inked the edges with Faded Jeans and assembled the pieces into a 3D flower which I seated at the end of the pierced flag.  I embellished it with leaves and a satin ribbon bow.  The card was completed with white and blue mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






103 comments:

Pat said...

Morning Sue
I love this idea. I always forget that I can use dies to emboss - off to give this a go
Pat x

Jan.moogie said...

One of my all time favourite dies this and I have forgotten you can use them to just emboss with, I am an idiot. Sue you are awesome, day after day giving us hints tips and tutorials to make beautiful cards and even the dies to make them and from the bottom of my heart I thank you. Another stunning card and that passion flower is to die for. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love the colours and the flower. As above I too always forget I can use my dies to emboss.

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you another lovely card.
Thanks for the reminders.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful creation today, I too had forgotten about embossing using my dies, thank you for reminding me, it looks really good on this card and the dies you have used work so well on here, thank you

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

Karen Drew said...

Beautiful. Love the colours you have used
Luv
Karen xx

Netty The Runner said...

Love this card Sue, the embossing with the die is so effective, I always for about doing that.
Annette x

Steph Cotterill said...

What a beautiful start to the day Sue. Clean and simple are what I just love looking at as well as making for two reasons - 1. They are quick and easy for someone that doesn't have a very creative artistic brain like me. 2. Sometimes simplicity is the best call. Oh and 3. Just plain and pretty. This fits my number 3 it's plain but oh so pretty and I love how you've embossed and cut the flora, plain, pretty, and beautiful, and brings a smile to the start of our day, thank you xxx

Unknown said...

Such an innovative card! I never would have thought of cutting Flora in half and making her vertical. And everyone has mentioned the embossing. And the flower looks so interesting. And such lovely colors.

For some reason, this makes me want to try stamping flowers with type. Just scraps of wordy background dies. Or poems or something.

Best,
Donita

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card, the design is fab with the focal element showing the embossed die. Love it. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue

Love the design of this card, it is so pretty

Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

Such a pretty card with many uses for these dies they are are great addition to a craft stash xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this is stunning, how gorgeous is that flower!! Beautiful.

Geordie Jan xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
I love how this is made with just the one die (plus flower).
B xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all

Your flowers are beautiful when stamped with the matching stamps, one of my favourite things to do and the flora die looks fabulous down one side like this. Colours are great and of course the embossing,
hugs
Muriel x

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Jacqui O A said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Chris Curry said...

An elegant card Sue. I love the flower and this die is so useful. Thank you, enjoy your day. Xxx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card, I love it when you remind us to use our dies in another way as like so many others I forgot about embossing with them, thanks for the reminder .Yvonne xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card-love everything about it.

Michele

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, love the colour x xhazel

Laura O said...

Great card sue love the background and the simplicity of this card Laura O Springfield

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, sorry I have been absent for the last couple of days but been run off my feet with two of my lovely Grandchildren staying! Beautiful card, love the embossing! Love Jean xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card that shows how versatile the Flora die can be (it's been on my wishlist for a while now and will be my next purchase!). Cutting it to create the edge looks amazing and something that I would never have thought of. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

ahappycrafter50 said...

What a beautiful card in such striking colours.
Jan
Northampton

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue what a lovely background you've created embossing with the die. Pretty and delicate card xx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, absolutely love the colour combination...
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning. Love the colours and the use of the dies is so effective.

Barbara Vi

karenlotty said...

A lovely card I forget to use my dues to just emboss The die is very effective

Kate's Cards said...

Great background. Great look!

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today, like a lot of the others I forget you can emboss with dies and they make such a gorgeous background too.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

It may be clean and simple but the end result is elegant and beautiful. I love how you have used the Flora die to emboss a background. Although it looks stunning in the photograph I can just imagine how impressive it must be in person. The design is just stunning.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

DeCor said...

Simple and beautiful. Will definitely be trying this one! Have a wonderful day all.

stitchingranny said...

A beautiful card today Sue. This one is still on wish list but it is such a pretty die I think its just moved to the top again; but that could depend on what you show us tomorrow. :o)

Hugs Helen xx

dizy said...

What an elegant card. Another way to use a die that I had forgotten. Not got this one but will have a go with another. Xx

Clai01 said...

lovely card x

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

A very elegant but simple to make card for any occasion.


Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Such a lovely card and a brilliant idea. I think all of us have forgotten about embossing with the dies technique..... I know have too. This is so simple but lovely as well. I am going to give this a try later as I have a few birthdays coming up soon. I also love the colour combination too. Thankyou Sue for a lovely start to my day.
Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anne said...

It's a good job we have you to remind us of all these techniques, Sue. A lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Simple and quick to make up it may be but it's also absolutely stunning - and I'm so glad to read that I'm not the only one who forgets that dies can be used to emboss patterns into a card as well as just cut out!...

Izzy

BenteS said...

Gorgeous and elegant!
Love the design and the use of die to emboss the background :))

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow so elegant and gorgeous Sue

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

This card is very effective and the little flower is simply lovely.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a stunning card, very simple but so effective. Love the use of the same die to do the embossing too. Thank you for reminding us of how to use our dies. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Tressa said...

A beautiful card. Like others, I had forgetting the use of dies to emboss.

I Would go and have a go today but my craft room is going to be full of stuff from the living room as I make space for the new carpet to go down.

Teresa

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I agree with everyone today, simple and elegant.My 7 year old granddaughter used your pixie powders yesterday much better than my attempt

dj from kettering said...



I agree with the others; such a lovely card
and I'd forgotten too about embossing with
dies!!


Doreen x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card this morning , the embossed background is stunning and I think you have reminded us all that we can do this with our dies. I do love your cards when you have one of your flowers on, it finishes the card of beautifully.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card what an ingenious way to use the Flora die both the cut one & embossing you have such wonderful ideas!

Unknown said...

Hi sue,

Love this card and the colour, also love the effect with the background,a really
Delicate lovely card.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Marie.P fromLongridge said...

Good morning Sue and thank you for your help.
I didn't realise that you could use dies just for embossing. I learn something new every day.
Today's card is stunning in every way.

Hugs.
Marie P.

Stella Munn said...

So pretty and my favourite colour mix. Thank you Sue x

sued99 said...

A gorgeous card. I too forget about embossing with dies. X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a lovely card, the Flora die is so pretty.
I love how you have used Flora to emboss the background, looks like most of us
have forgotten about this technique!!
Lesley S x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the simple elegance of your card, son see this for many occasions.
\Lydia
X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card . love Jean Z xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card. I knew Flora was beautiful but here she shows how clever she is as well by making a lovely background and how good she looks cut in half down the side of a card. It is ages since I used a die just to emboss so along with everyone else I say thank you for the reminder.

Frances

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love how you have used the Flora die to emboss the background.

The Craft Bucket said...

Simply stunning, as always. Love Jane B x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,
The flora die used as a side border looks wonderful and really sets off the card
Love from Jackie xx

Nana on the Hill said...

This is gorgeous, l love the clean lines & the use of the Flora die & flower really do add that touch of elegance xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good. Morning Sue and everyone
I really like today’s card That flora die is wonderful
The colours are great it’s a winner in my book
Thank you for sharing your never ending inspiration
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,
Love today’s card, this die is brilliant - I know because have it in my collection. I have never thought to use it this way. Thank you Sue for the inspiration. Take care hugs Brenda XXX

ursula said...

Wow what a great idea to use a die as an embosser, this just looks amazing, so simple and yet so so beautiful, thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Simple but classy. Really lovely card.
Doreen R

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card. I love the die, the simplicity, the style and the colour. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, what a lovel way to use Flora for a Thank you card. I will be batch making this one as I always like to have such cards ready to express my thanks for a present, a lovely staycation or a nice deed. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Hugs xx Pauline

Suemac said...

An elegant card.

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I love Clean and Simple cards especially when they are as beautiful and elegant as this one. Love the blue background too.
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Ingenious way of using my favourite flora die and thank you for reminding us to simply emboss with our dies, gorgeous card

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card! Your the queen of backgrounds you always come up with fabulous ideas.
Hugs x
Heather T

Ruth Kidd said...

I just love this colour combination. Flora is such a pretty and versatile die!

Hugs, Ruth

Sue MacFall said...

What a beautifully simple elegant card. Thank you Sue.

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue great card. Love the colour combination and do like using the girls to creT an embossed background.
Wendy xx

Sandra said...

Just so lovely!

sandieann21 said...

Lovely card, and a very interesting way of doing a background.

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue it’s beautiful the flowers aresoooo pretty thank you
June Horrocks’s xxxxxxxxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A lovely simple in appearance but very effective card. love it....

Scottydog said...

A beautiful CAS card, love it, the sort I try & make. Thank you Sue for reminding us to emboss with our Dies.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really striking card today. Love the colour combination. Sometimes the most simple designs really sing out.

Lisbeth

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Really elegant card today - beautiful.
Best wishes
Dorianne

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A really elegant card - making use of one of my favourite die. Must try to do the background with it, as you've done.
Hugs, Rose

Suzzette Yandle said...

Fantastic design

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful, simple card!! I just love the flora die!!
Hugs
Sam
xxxx

lovestamping said...

Pretty card with a striking blue background

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A really pretty CAS card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so different and fab, I love the deep colour x

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, very simple but classy card, love the background, love the colour
Wendy x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue!
The background is very eye catching.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautifully elegant card, the colour is so striking and I love the background, the passionflower is gorgeous.
Cheers.
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Betty McAlister said...

Lovely idea thank you Sue. Beautiful card xx

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Today’s Card Is Just Magnificent I Love The Exceptional Colour Combination
It’s Extremely Striking................
Products Used In Today’s Card:-
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Midnight Blue/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Passion Flower Stamp”
“Creative Expression 3mm White Pearls”
“Creative Expression White Pearl Strip”
“Creative Expression White Satin Ribbon”
“Tim Holtz Faded Jeans”
Outstanding Dies Used In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Flora Cutting Die” (From The Frames/Tags 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Thank You Cutting Die”. (From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Pierced Flag Cutting Die” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Passion Flower Cutting Die”. (Finishing Touches Collection 23 Cutting Dies)
Sue, You Cegan Today’s Card With A Piece Of Midnight Blue Foundation Card You Used The Flora Die
To Emboss The Shape Into The Background (Just Phenomenal) Then You Cut Out The Flora Die
Using Coconut White Foundation Card Then Cut This In Half You Glued The Halves To The Left
Edge Of Your Magical Card, You Added A Strip Of White Pearls Along The Side Also...........
You Cut A Pierced Flag Then Glued A Thank You Cut From Black Foundation Card Next You Cut Out Several
Of The Passion Flowers Also Using The Passion Flower Stamp .............
Sue you Inked The Edges With Faded Jeans Distress Ink, You Created A Tremendous 3D Flower You Then
Placed It Onto The End Of Your Pierced Flag You Then Embellished With A Satin Bow Also Some Foliage From
The Passion Flower You Then Added Mounting Foam To The Background Addding It To A Coconut White
Midnight Blue Mat/Layer Also Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing................
Sue, Thank You For Creating Such Beautiful Luxurious Cards Long May It Continue.............
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Gorgeous card and like many others I had forgotten about
you can use the dies for embossing. I can us all doing that
tomorrow now Lol Thank you Sue for all tutorials

hugs to all, Maria x

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful design!!

CCM said...

Simple, clean card in so nice colors.Lovely way to use beautiful Flora. Thank you for reminding us how versatile your dies are: you can use them for embossing and to make stencils ,as well (didn't try it yet but it is my "to do" list).

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A beautiful card Sue x love the colours and another thankyou from me for the reminder that you can emboss with the dies too x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Unknown said...

Lovely card! Love the way you've used the Flora die the emboss rather than cut on the background and the flower is gorgeous. Debra x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card and die. Great idea with the embossing.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I think ur inspiration is endless ur cards are always so fantastic and versatile love this colour
JOY Xx

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