Friday, 18 December 2020

All Is Calm All Is Bright

Hello there my crafty friends!  I had made this background one day a couple of years ago and really liked it but never used it surprisingly.  I thought it was perfect for an angel card though!  I started with a piece of white Yupo paper as my base.  I added Sailboat Blue and Demin alcohol inks, using the felt applicator by Ranger and pounced all over the card.  I used the Snowflake Flurry mask over the top and used Blending Ink through the mask so it removed the ink where the stencil pattern was.  Once dry, I covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet and then coated it with clear micro beads.  I used the Double Stitched Square die set and added a square frame over it with mounting foam.  I cut the 2020 Christmas Angel in white as a base, then cut it again and trimmed the dress away and glittered it.  I attached the wings behind her and added pearls as accents.  I attached her to the right side of the frame and cut the All Is Calm sentiment and glued it to the left.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2"  x  7 1/2"  in size.  All for now. Sue x


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I always love your Angel cards and this is no exception, the yupo blue in the background is the perfect backdrop to the white angel, love it.

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

Morning Sue.
A really beautiful card thank you.
Your angels are so serene.
Take care stay safe and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi sue and every blog sister. Thanks for the caring replies yesterday but I'm hoping I helped you smile with my lack of brain cells. I knew there was a reason for not moaning at the furbaby for getting me out of bed so early and this blog is the reason. It's like having a new gift to open every day and the delight we feel as it slowly opens (even my phone likes the slow life) I've never used yupo although I've seen it in my local craft shop before the world took early hibernation and I've never got down and dirty with inks, I get messy enough when my pen leaks so I think I'd get into a right mess! Angels are not my first love - sorry Sue but the dramatic dark but very beautiful inviting background is almost tempting me to try. So I'll send all my love to all you lovely crafting family see you tomorrow god willing, please STAY SAFE AND KEEP CARING xxx 💋

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
A real spirit of Christmas card Sue, love it
Muriel x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Simply Gorgeous Sue.
Jan x

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone well todays card is just stunning. I love the background and I too have never tried alcohol inks or yupo, although I'm tempted I always find that I want something else crafty just that bit more.
Anyway work calls for me today so stay safe everyone hugs Donna xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a stunning background and as you say just a perfect background for an angel, gorgeous.
Marion S x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and sentiment Sue xx Hazel

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
A beautiful card sue. I love that background and of course the 2020 Angel.
I think the white is perfect and I know that I have a few of the die cuts in my stash but time is becoming my enemy as we are only a week from Christmas and I haven't finished all my cards yet.
I hope everyone is looking forward to better days ahead and thank you Sue for your inspiration.
Marie P.


carol edwards said...

Hello Sue , this background is amazing. I've never used yupo paper but have used alcohol inks, and the effects created are wonderful. The angel looks really good on against this background. Thanks Sue xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, great background.
B xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A truly exquisite card today with your beautiful Angel & beautiful background. Yvonne xx

dj from kettering said...

Oh!!!! I'd forgotten about micro beads!!! Where
did I put them!!!???!!!! Love the card by the
way, too!!

Stay safe,

Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue I love your angels this one is. A real beauty the background is fab if I recieved this beauty I would be over the mooon thank you sue love always stay safe my friends love june Horrocks xxcxxxxxxxxxxx

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card I have never tried yupo and alcohol inks I don’t “play” with the products I have very often to create backgrounds etc
Take care all

BenteS said...

Beautiful, and your Christmas angel looks gorgeou :))

Ann Topp said...

Good Mornings Sue. Beautiful sample today Sue. I have this Angel but not used her yet . I loved her on your Christmas launch so I splashed out. She will be there for when I start my cards for next year. Thankyou so much. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. That angel is just so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the background to this card I have not tried using inks yet I am sure I would get more on me than on the paper.Take care everyone x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I agree the background is perfect for the angel making a beautiful card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful card I love the yupo background I have some yupo but haven't plucked up the courage to use it yet maybe in the new year!

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the yupo paper background

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Hunnymummy54 MK

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. The background d really shows up the beauty of this angel.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, the background is superb, I haven’t tried yupo paper but it makes me want to try it.The angel looks beautiful and I love the sparkle.

Barbara V

CraftyJo said...

This is gorgeous :)

ursula said...

A most beautiful simple Christmas card, on that background....t is just fab...luv Ursula xx

Jackie Durrant said...

A beautiful card xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really beautiful card and I’m sure, even more lovely “in the flesh”
Doreen R

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and I love the background you’ve created with the alcohol inks and Yupo paper

Love and hugs to everyone

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card.

Love Helen xxx

Eunice Astle said...

Absolutely love the background Sue!!!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely background which shows off the angel die beautifully. Actually, I have forgotten all about micro beads which I do have in my stash although I have put them away somewhere very safe (I wonder where?) I must search them out as I love the effect they create.


Owlish said...

Lovely card today but we are far from calm today nightmare day grrr....
Owlish Xx

CCM said...

Beautiful background. Love it.

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

Christine Bentley said...

Beautiful love the background xx

sued99 said...

Lovely colour in the background and the angel stands out beautifully. X

Pawprintx4 said...

I love the angels and I think we really needed one this year. The 2020 angel is a beauty.
Everyone stay save,
Stephanie K

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, loving the backgroundxx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Ohh my. I do so love your Angel dies and your inspiration showing us how to use them
Love it Sue your colour choices are perfect
Please take care my friend
Theresa G