Sunday, 10 May 2020

Especially For You

 Good Sunday morning all!  I have been playing with some of our newest Opal Polishes and have come up with a nice technique too.  I started with a piece of black card and coated it with the Blue Wisteria Opal Polish.  I allowed it to dry well, then taped the Feathered mask over it.  I embossed the mask into the polish by running it through my Platinum machine .  Next, I used a smoothie and added Black Soot Distress Oxide ink through the mask.  I doesn't come off incradibly dark against the polish but there is just enough to bring the pattern out.   I cut the Striped Nasturtiums out of white card and added the striped top piece by cutting them out of some leftover card made with the polish.  I added a black stamen part and a pearl to comlete each flower.  I arranged the flowers in the corner then cut white Lace Edged Leaves and used them as accents around the flowers.  I added the Especially for you sentiment in black in the corner.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx Hazel

Clai01 said...

Oh that effect looks great Sue x

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Black card as the base? Really? Shouldn't the Polish be renamed 'Magic Polish' it certainly does magical things to various coloured cardstock, then you add to the magic by embossing your stencil, all that even before you put all the elements together - amazing, but the design is beautifully simple that would celebrate any occasion. Sending calm peaceful love to you and all that visit our special place today.


Marion Scott said...

Wow, the effect is beautiful Sue. Fabulous card
Marion S x said...

Morning Sue.
Just brilliant, thank you.
Take care and keep safe Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. The background is brilliant. Who would have thought it started as a piece of black card.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, now this is a beautiful creation to greet us on this chilli Sunday morning, how lovely the embossing looks with just the hit of black on it, wonderful.

Love it Sue, your so clever xx

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

Catherine Lyons said...

A beautiful card Sue love the background.
Catherine v94

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful background!! Lovely to see the striped nasturtiums once again.
My kind of card. Beautiful!!
Hugs xxx Pauline

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the background looks amazing , the polish is fab and the hint of black soot really enhances the embossed mask x thankyou Sue x
Stay safe and keep crafting x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue.
Yet another beautiful card
The background is adorable and the flowers too.
I wish there were more words to describe such excellence, but I guess I'll have to settle for "Thank You Sue"
Have a good day.
Marie P.


Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Gorgeous flowers. Thank you.
Jan x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
An amazing card today. Love the effect of the opal polish on the black card and how lovely to see our old friends striped nasturtiums back.
Will have to play with something like this
Muriel x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card The polishes look so effective with that swipe of black soot Distress Oxide

June Horrocks said...

Love the background sue and the flowers are very pretty thank you sue xxxxlove always sue stay safe my dear friends xxxxxxxx. June horrocks

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I love your background ..... It looks iridescent. And I love the embossing. A beautiful card all round this morning. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning.Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.PLEASE STAY SAFE EVERYONE 🙏 🙏 🙏

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I really like this technique it certainly stands out. I do like those flowers.

Netty The Runner said...

Really lovely card Sue, the background looks amazing.
Annette x

dj from kettering said...

Lovely card today, must get those flower dies
out and use them more!

Stay safe,

Doreen x

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, the background is stunning.


Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today with your lovely techniques & products. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Another gorgeous card. I haven't used opal polish before but after seeing the result of using it on the black card and the stunning effect then I am about to invest in some! The embossing shows up beautifully too. Sending best wishes

Owlish said...

I love the wisteria flowers dies beautiful card.
Owlish Xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, isn't it amazing what you can do with black card and opel polish? You've certainly achieved something special with this lovely card. Flowers are beautiful too xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, you have given me an idea. Have got to do something for a male...…..

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, well I have just got some Opal polishes, so am going to try them on some black card, the effect looks fab, and your card with the embossing is really lovely, great idea for a male card. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a stunning card today I do like these opal polishes but a bit weary about buying as my other ones dried up when I was ill and couldn't do any card making for a couple of months and I did spritz them

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Sharon C MK

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a stunning card today I do like these opal polishes but a bit weary about buying as my other ones dried up when I was ill and couldn't do any card making for a couple of months and I did spritz them

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Sharon C MK

ursula said...

I just love how you get the different tones of the opal polish dependent on the light, I truly love this technique you have used...very pretty card, the black just finishes off a superb backing....luv Ursula xx

Susan Battensby said...

A beautiful card and a stunning background.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card to brighten up a rather dull day. It is amazing what you can create from a piece of black card, as Steph says 'it's magic'.

Happy Mother's Day to all in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very pretty post...

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabuloys card the opal polishes are amazing I love the nasturtiums too

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A stunning background, you are so creative love the card

Love and hugs to everyone

Jackie Durrant said...

Very pretty. Nice effect xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A gorgeous background and altogether a lovely card.
Doreen R

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. There is something very pleasing about these simple cards with an embossing folder background and a simple embellishment that you have been showing us recently. Not only do they show of the wonderful embossing folder patterns but the different ways you have come up with to decorate them are encouraging us all to fetch them out from the bottom of our storage and start using them again. Thank you


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card. Love the opal polish and with the hint of black soot, it looks great.

Love Helen xxx

Eunice Astle said...

Love this card Sue. The more I see you work with opal polishes the more intrigued I am, will have to give it a go.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Fantastic card design. I love it when you come up with a new technique. You achieved an amazing deep embossing using your mask to emboss. What weight card did you use to get this depth from the mask? I will have to try this. Happy Mother's Day. Hugs

Jackie T said...

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

lindyloo12Somerset said...

Love the card colours and the flowers

Tressa said...

Beautiful card using a great technique.


sued99 said...

Lovely card and an interesting techniques to try. X

CraftyJo said...

Beautiful :)

Pawprintx4 said...

I would have never picked up on the Black Soot over the opal polish. In any event, a pretty card. Nice flowers and a lovely embossing folder. I always notice your pretty folders.
Have a Happy Mother's Day,
Stephanie K

Judy Hollers said...

Thanks for sharing this new and clever technique. The card is beautiful. Hugs.

Valerija said...

Oh, this card is just so gorgeous!
Valerija xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning background, love it. Never thought about running
the mask through the machine, it comes out beautifully.
Beautiful card.
hugs Maria x

CCM said...

Beautiful background.

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

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!

Sandra said...

I especially love flowers on cards and the Nasturtium die really creates a lovely flowers. Another to add to my must have list. The card is beautiful.

Sandra Smith
Queen Creek