Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Best Friend

Hi crafters!  How about a pretty card for a best friend!  I started by stamping the Stamp To Die For called Claire's Sweet Garden Vine in black on a piece of coconut white card.  I cut it out with the matching Claire die and coloured it with Distress markers.  I used a bit of glue on the main flowers then added some Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz glitter to them to add a bit of bling.  I cut out the Claire die in black as a backing but added in the larger outer cutting edge with the dots in it for a more decorative backing  I attached it to a piece of peach card to use as my background.  I made a multi layered frame using the Double Stitched Squares starting with a wider white frame and a thinner peach frame on top.  Next I cut the Claire die again in both black and peach card.  I just cut the outer decorative edge out of the peach, but kept the black die cut as the full size.  I cut it into four sections as well as the peach outline and glued them together and added them into the corners from behind the edge of the square frame.  I attached the frame over the die cut, centring it in the middle.  I cut the Shadowed Best Friend die out of black with a peach shadow, assembled it then attached it with foam in the centre of the card.  The card was completed with white, peach and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8" x  8" in size.  All for now. Sue x

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51 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, this is a very pretty card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great idea for the corners on this lovely card.
Doreen R

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card for any friend, love the stamp. Love Jean xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a very pretty floral card for a friend, it would just make them smile. Love the colouring on the stamp. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Good morning Sue. Oh wow, this is really really pretty Sue. The colour scheme is gorgeous and the colours you used for the STDF emphasizes the beauty of the design. I'd go as far to say if my best friend had spent the time to make me a card like this I'd have to swallow the biggest lump that would be stuck in my throat. It's stunning. I thank you every day for your inspiration you just can't hear me lol xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue love for you snip into dies to add extra interest. Lovely card in great colours xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx Hazel

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the the way you use dies makes us all think as well.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all and take care

Hunnymummy from MK

hollyberry said...

Very true,it is a very pretty card. Love the stamp.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking design that really pops. Love the colour combination. X

Marion Scott said...

A very pretty card Sue. I do love the soft colouring on the stamp
Marion S x

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.


Chris Curry said...

What a perfect card for a special friend. Thank you Sue, have a good

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what can I say, this is absolutely gorgeous, really is, the colour choice is perfect and the stamp really does finish it off to perfection, ticks every box for me Sue. xx

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

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Lovely colours today.
Love Marg

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
A pretty card for anyone special. Lovely colour choice but the stamp would look great in lots of colours.
Hugs xx Pauline

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Oh what a very pretty card the colours are lovely I really like the way you've used the die to decorate the corners & the coloured stamp is beautiful

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Hugs MERRY BERRY 2. xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, great stamp.
B xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
This is such a classy looking card. It’s lovely.
Happy Wednesday everyone
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a pretty card this is and I love the subtle colouring. Your stamps and matching dies always make beautiful cards. Sending best wishes

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card this morning Sue I really like the design...... and I would use this for a friend card......but..... personally I would use different colours....I prefer to use pastels colours. But please don't take this the wrong way. It not meant to be taken that way. My sister would love these colours....and I do use them for her birthday cards. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today which a best friend would truly love to receive. Yvonne xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning and beautifully coloured design. You can tell straight away its a Sue wilson creation.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all. Wendy

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and beautiful design. x

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
What a delightful card Sue.One of my friend's name is Claire and we had a crafty afternoon last week. A pity I didn't have this die then but I just MAY decide to have it for next year.
I've mentioned before that stamping is not my forte but Claire is pretty much an expert. I mailed all my overseas cards yesterday and what a lesson I learned from that!! There were 17 cards and the cost to mail them was £45.40¬¬ The lesson is learned and next year will be less decorative and much smaller cards.
Have a great day everyone.
Marie P.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
The stamp to die for just makes this card, it is beautiful

Love and hugs to everyone

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a very pretty card today. Love the shadowed sentiment, great for people like me who are not very good at doing the drop shadow technique!


Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Such a delightful card! The STDF is so pretty and I love your Claire die, too!
I especially like the colours you have chosen.
Any Best Friend would be thrilled to receive this pretty card.
Lesley S x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. love Jean Z xxxx

sued99 said...

Very pretty and an unusual colour combination. X

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Your stamps to die for cards are just beautiful, the colours you have used are lovely too.
I missed yesterday, crazy Christmas rushing around and visitors, but have to say how much I like your fire and ice,
Muriel x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card without frills or fuss for those that don't like them (not me!). I love using peach card but prefer to match it with chocolate brown. Claire's STDF is lovely, I really like the way you have coloured it and I will definitely take inspiration from this.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very pretty and I love your Clair stamp.

Unknown said...

Oh so very pretty Sue....luv Ursula xx

Owlish said...

A Very pretty card and nice to see a colour l not seen used before

gailgale said...

Absolutely lovely!!!

CCM said...

Lovely card and colors. I really have to try coloring.

Marie P.-You mailed all your overseas cards!Congratulations! I am so behind ...

Hugs from Toronto

Unknown said...

Hi sue,
Love this stamp, I think the colours you've used with it works really well, the card is pretty as well,

Di Di from broadstairs Kent

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Very beautiful, love that stamp!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A beautiful post and a great 'just because' type card. Love everything about this one...

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. Love the colours.

Barbara V

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card!
I love your coordinating stamps to die for.
Thank you for sharing.
VĂ©ronique L

Jackie T said...

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

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card and gorgeous colour combination. Lovely stamp and the peach card is a lovely colour to use.
Di B. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is lovely, and I love all the frames.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card,I would be very happy to receive a card like this from a friend.
Best wishes
Karen M

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
What A Truly Magnificent Card
I Love Taking Stamps Then Matching To
Your Phenomenal Cutting Dies
I Just Love The Colour Combination You’ve Chosen
When You’re Created This Magical Card
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Love From Sam xxx

Unknown said...



How did I miss buying this stamp?

At my next opportunity.


cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
This is truly a beautiful card that anyone would be proud to receive!
Hugs x
Heather T