Saturday, 4 July 2020

So Glad We're Friends

Hello crafters!  I am going back to an earlier release with this one.  I started with the Summer Sky Opal Polish across a piece of black card.  Although it looks blue in the container, on dark card, you get the interference mica showing which is a gold colour.  I swiped it across the card using lighter and heavier strokes so sometimes you see the gold and other times you get more of the blue colour showing through.  I cut an aperture in the card using the Millie die ouline die.  Next, I used the Quilted Pillow embossing folder on it for textureand added mounting foam to raise it.  I added it onto a piece of white card (which did not show but gave me a base)  I cut the Millie die again twice, once in white and once in black.  I shadowed the white one with the black die cut then added the piece behind it that was cut from the aperture.   I glued it into the recessed aperture.I used the outer decorative ring and cutting edge from the Millie set to add a black frame around the aperture opening.  Using the Double Stitched Circle die set, I cut a small white frame and added it with foam in the middle of the Millie die.  I cut the So Glad We're Friends sentiment in black and glued it inside the white frame.  I added three small flowers cut from a left over section of the Summer Sky Opal Polish piece.  I cut two thin strips of the leftover piece and added thin black mats to them and glued them on the edges of the card as borders.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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53 comments: said...

Morning Sue
Happy 4th July.
Oh Sue thank you this is a beautiful card so opulent.
Take care stay safe and have fun Kitty.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, Happy 4th July Sue, hope you are all keeping safe and well.

The quilted pillow embossing folder is one of my most favourite of all your ef, it is so beautiful and works brilliantly with this sample, love it.

Enjoy your day however you are celebrating.

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh Sue where do I start, I don't know, it's just amazing, if Millie wasn't the focal point I feel I'd want to lay my head down on the softest snuggliest cushion ever. A beautiful start to a grey wet morning in Lancashire.

Light a candle tonight for the anniversary of the NHS and for those that fell asleep due to the pandemic ❤
Love to Sue, Colin and all our worldwide friends xxx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue and Happy 4th July
A beautiful card
Marion S x

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue xx Hazel

June Horrocks said...

Happy July 4th sue have a great time your card today is beautiful the background and the shine not to mention the pretty flowers love always sue stay safe my dear friends June Horrocks xxxxxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Happy 4th of July! Beautiful card, the background is so eye catching and I love the sentiment.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and HAPPY 4th.JULY
A Gorgeous card with a fantastic background.
I love everything about it.
Have a great day but


Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Happy 4th of July. What a beautiful card this morning , the background look likes its dancing around and bouncing shades of colour. The hint of black brings the whole design together.
Craft hugs to all , Wendy

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
It's lovely to see you revisit older dies to give us fresh ideas.I hope you manage to enjoy the 4th of July safely. Take care everyone x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Happy 4th July. The card today is beautiful, the background is beautiful, and I love the embossing folder. The colours you have chosen look so luxurious and the sentiment is very sweet.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Happy 4th July!
A lovely card.
B xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Happy 4th July Sue
What a beautiful background to this gorgeous card.
Take care Jan x

karenlotty said...

Great card That polish looks so different on black card
Happy 4th July

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Happy 4th July x wonderful card Sue x the background looks like embossed metal , it's amazing x I love the millie die, it's so versatile and has beautiful detail x thankyou Sue x
Stay safe and keep crafting x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another great post and has a real opulent feel. Love that embossing folder looks so dimensional and quilted.

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, and the background is great :))

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card and sentiment. The opal finish is just amazing. Happy July 4 th , wishing you good health too xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Happy 4th July. A fabulous card with your beautiful embossed background & beautiful Millie frame taking centre stage with a beautiful sentiment. Yvonne xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy 4th July my friend x
What a beautiful card. I really love the look of the opal polishes. Millie is another favourite of mine - she is on my hit list x
Apologies for another gap in my comments. I am having a real battle with my fatigue at the moment x
Take care and stay safe everyone x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card today Sue. I love Millie... have done since she first appeared. And I love the embossing folder... Aaaannnd... I have them both I am happy to say.. So I will be creating this one later with a slight difference... So not an exact copy. Thankyou Sue.
If it wasn't for the covid and things were back to
normal..I would be celebrating too with all my line
dance friends and pupils. MISSING YOU ALL.
Sending and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning.Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card, the deep embossing really makes an impact with the polished piece. Take care and stay safe everyone. BX

Loraine Jefferis said...

Hi Sue. Just want to say what a beautiful card. Love everything about it the embossing folder and that colour is gorgeous. Happy independence day. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis x

Handmade by Donna x said...

Morning Sue and everyone. A beautiful card today. Love the Millie die its so pretty. I should write a list of the ones I need lol. The background looks an olive green colour to me, only on the close ups can I see any blue or gold. Stay safe everyone hugs Donna x

Owlish said...

This quilted effect card on the 4th July is really nice looks more green on this side of your posting like it all the same happy independent day today
Owlish Xx

dj from kettering said...

Love the colour and the EF!!
Happy 4th July to you, Sue and all our
American friends,

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Jackie T said...

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

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Happy 4th July! What a really unusual card design. I really love that embossing folder.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy 4th July to you and all our American wilsonettes, have a great day

Gorgeous card today,I love the Millie Die and can’t understand why I never purchased it

Love and hugs to everyone

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, Happy 4th July to you and your family, plus all Wilsonetts across the pond. Enjoy your day and stay safe.

Nice to see some of your older dies taking centre stage showing that they are still able to WOW us with their charm. Love the background. A really luxurious card.
Enjoy your weekend everyone! Hugs xxx Pauline

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, Happy Independence Day to you and all our American Wilsonettes and friends. The celebrations may be more muted this year but I am sure you will find a way to enjoy yourselves. I love the elegant look to this card. Millie is a favourite of mine and the embossing folder looks gorgeous showing up the Summer Sky Opal Polish beautifully.


gwen70 said...

such a beautiful card, love the sentiment xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

There’s an opulence about this card - really lovely! Happy 4 July!
Doreen R

ursula said...

I love the opal polishes and the effect they give on black card, this is a perfect example. Just order the quilted pillow embossing folder, so ideal to have a play....perfect card for many an occasion...thank you Sue...Happy 4th July Sue.....luv Ursula xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Happy 4th July hope you have good day This card is beautiful Millie iaz favourite of mine and the EF is lovely especially with the opal polish over it

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!

A very luxurious card today. Love the embossing folder and the dies you have used.

Love Helen Xxx

Fikreta said...

Very beautiful!

CraftyJo said...

Love it :)

Eunice Astle said...

A very opulent looking card Sue!!!!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Happy 4th of July! An a awesome design today. Your Millie die is a favorite of mine. As I have shared with you in the past, Millie reminds me of the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art designs. The Summer Sky Opal Polish looks wonderful on the black card giving two different colors. I am a fan of your 3D Quilted Pillow Embossing Folder. I have ordered it from C&C, but it has not arrived here yet. Looking forward to using it. Hugs

Judy Hollers said...

One of my first attractions to card making was embossing folders! This Quilted Pillow Embossing Folder makes a lovely background, especially with the Summer Sky Opal Polish that you used. Happy 4th of July! Hugs.

sued99 said...

What a beautiful colour the background is! X

Anonymous said...

Wowser, what a gorgeous card.
Hugs. CRAFT MAKER. xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

The Summer Sky looks totally different on black. I love it. Very pretty card.
Happy Fourth,
Stephanie K

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. xx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Ohh wow. This is so so beautiful that embossing folder is gorgeous and it’s always out of stock whenever I have tried to get it but I will eventually. Lol. Thank you Sue
Please take care my friend
Theresa G

Maria said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card,love the look of the EF.
Hope you and all American friends had a good 4th of July
Maria x

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Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
That is one fantastic card. And I hope you had a good 4th July. I love the Millie die and that embossing folder. And of course, the polish.

lindyloo12Somerset said...

The opal polishes are really great, especially used with your embossing folders, Sue, a lovely card!

DeCor said...

Love the opal polish. The effect us so rich. It's a great card.

CCM said...

Lovely colour and lots of lovely details, as well.

Hugs from Toronto to you all
Stay safe and healthy.

Tressa said...

Beautiful card