Thursday, 23 April 2020

I'll Stand By You

Hello crafters!  Today's card was started by cutting the Tropical Background out of Khaki card.  While it was still in the die, I inked through it with Forest Moss Distress Oxide ink to give the veins more detail.  Next I used the Double Stitched Squares to cut a chunky white frame and added mounting foam to it and attached it over the background.  I cut two of the Flamingos from the Tickled Pink die set out of raspberry pink card.  I used a black sharpie on their beaks and added the side wings.  I used mounting foam and attached them to the right of the frame opening.  I cut a couple of leaves from the Tropical Flora die set, inked them and glued them in the lower corner.  I cut the I'll Stand By You sentiment in both pink and black and shadowed it then glued it in the opposite corner.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4"  x  6 1/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

And I'll continue to stand by you too.
You've helped keep life normal with your daily inspiration and your beautiful launch.


Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A lovey card with a great sentiment.
Jan x

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx Hazel said...

Morning Sue.
A great card thank you.
Take care and keep safe Kitty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, the perfect sentiment today, and what beautiful flamingos, a really gorgeous card to send to someone special xx

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

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today.


Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, fabulous card, beautiful flamingos and a great sentiment.
Marion S x

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue.
A lovely card almost with the promise of summer. The colour of the Flamingos is so true to life and the background is just perfect for them.
The sentiment is a very thoughtful choice and I'm sure that your followers would always stand by you and each other.
Marie P.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
Whopee!! I have the flamingos die so with your permission,I will give this delightful card a whirl.
We all need to stand by each other. Now, more than ever. Stay safe everyone!!
Hugs xxx Pauline

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, wonderful flamingo dies in perfect colour. They look so good with the background too. The sentiment is so true at this moment in time. Stay safe everyone xx Carol

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, perfection in a card, love the small piece of background under the wide white frame. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card.
B xx

dj from kettering said...

I keep forgetting that you can ink through dies, great
card, & love the sentiment,

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A great card. Love the flamingoes, they look especially vibrant on this card.

Love Helen xxx

karenlotty said...

Great card I too forget to ink through dies

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Hunnymummy54 said...


Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a great card perfect in today's hard times

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Sharon C MK

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Lovely card this morning.

Barbara V

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love these flamingos and I do like the small square background. Also a nice reminder to ink through dies before removing them. Another poignant sentiment too. Sending very best wishes

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Fabulous card I love the details on the leaves created by inking through the dies the sentiment is great too

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fun card.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. This is so lovely and elegant. I love the flamingos .... and I can't believe you have posted this the day after I bought a pink flamingo garden ornament yesterday! ! !. And I love the extra wide border which opens up a new level for a bigger card when your main feature is only small... if that makes sense. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds. PLEASE STAY SAFE EVERYONE.

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue a very pretty card thank you I love flamingoes love always sue stay safe my dear friends
June horrocks xxxxx

Jackie T said...

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

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the flamingos, love the sentiment, love the card
Muriel Xmas

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Love the card and the sentiment,the flamingos are so cheerful. Just been to the hospital I now have a walking boot on for 6 weeks,very strange I keep losing my balance but I am sure it will get easier. Hugs to all who need it x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & lovely sentiment. Yvonne xx

Aremgee said...

Fab card. Love the raspberry.

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!

ursula said...

Lovely card....that leaf die is great....luv Ursula xx

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely, pretty card Sue. Love the sentiment.
Annette x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great card with a lovely pop of colour.
Doreen R

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the tropical theme!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x it makes me think of faraway shores x love the sentiment too x thankyou Sue x
Stay safe and keep crafting x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I really love these dies! Love Jean xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love your gorgeous flamingoes.


CCM said...

The card make me dream of a tropical vacation:soft sand, shady palms, azure blue water, lounging with a good book. Thank you, Sue, for this. I need it.

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

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Barbara
Well I think these flamingo dies are a lot of fun
Lovely card and sentiment.
Please take care my friend
Theresa Goodwin

Steph Cotterill said...

Brilliant. Does that mean you can wobble into your craft area for an hour. It will really help you feel 'human' again xx

Eunice Astle said...

This card takes one to another place, and right now this is great. Love the card Sue.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. And lovely sentiment and of course, lovely flamingos.


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really stunning card this is, the more I look at it the more I see that I like about it. Love the bright pink against the dark green and I love the relatively small aperture which allows for a wider frame on which to place the focal points of the flamingos and the sentiment, such a great design.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card with a great sentiment

Crewe Trish good news I’m sure you’ll find things a lot easier now

Love and hugs to everyone

sued99 said...

I love the colour contrast on this card. Fabulous. X

Viki Banaszak said...

This one is so pretty and full of happy!!!!

Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card and sentiment and the colour is gorgeous. Take care Vi.x

Owlish said...

A striking card with your pink flamingo very good
Owlish Xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lovely tropical card design with a fabulous and meaningful sentiment.

Sandra said...

While this card is a bit on the serious side, it makes me smile. I think that’s what it’s supposed to do. Great encouragement card.

Sandra Smith
Queen Creek