Friday, 4 December 2020

So Sweet Of You

Hello crafters!  After having a nice rummage in my background pile, I ground this lovely Caught in Crystal technique background.  For it, I used a piece of acetate and dropped Yellow, Orange and red Crystal Tints on to it.  I spritzed it a bit with some water and used a paintbrush to move the colours across the acetate.  I covered it with a scrunched up piece of tissue paper and allowed it to dry overnight.  Next I cut the Leafy Oval die three times out of white card and cut the centres out each time.  I attached two of the horizontally and nippeed away the over lap areas.  I mounted the third one on top in the centre.  Using the Double Stitched Ovals, I cut a multi layered white frame and added it with foam to the centre Leafy Oval.  I cut the So Sweet Of You sentiment in white and glued it to the centre oval.  I cut three small flowers from the Cherry Blossom Frame set and glittered them, then glued them to the bottom of the centre oval as an accent.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x  9" in size.  All for now. Sue x

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BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a real beauty this morning, the vibrant warm colours are just so cheerful on a cold morning. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx said...

Morning Sue.
Wow a real statement on your mantelpiece.
Lovely thank you.
Take care stay safe and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hiya Sue and family. Bright, happy and beautiful. Until you read the 'ingredients' the background has that pixie look to it but as you're not overly keen on pixie powders why would I think that lol. Are the colours of the tints matched to a lot of the other colours in the mixed media collections can someone answer? I do love your dies with the leaf designs and it goes without saying your flowers of any shape or size have my heart. A beautifully designed sample to lift our spirits today whatever the day or time you've popped in. I describe this as a buckle without the beautiful buckle. Sending as much love and as many hugs as you want and please STAY SAFE KEEP CARING you are precious xxx 💖

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colour xx Hazel

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the colours used and the dies

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Hunnymummy54 MK

Jackie Meechan said...
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Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the background, looks great. Got up to lots of snow this morning, starting to look Christmasy:) Take care out there today folks. Keep safe!

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone wow, love this, so bright and colourful. Hugs Donna xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a lovely cheerful coloured background and those dies are just beautiful.
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and fabulous background.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a beautiful creation, I remember years ago at a workshop doing the acetate/colour/ and tissue paper, I still have a piece of that in my stash, will have to fish it out and see if I can make something with it. I wonder how many crafters have a stash of backgrounds waiting to be used??

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

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, love the background.


Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Another keeper this grungy looking day. I still haven't finished making my Christmas cards and haven't yet used all my new dies I think I will carry on making a few a day until I'm finished for this year and then start next years with the new dies.
I love the bright and beautiful card you have shared with us today.
Thank you for the inspiration Sue.
Marie P.


karenlotty said...

Lovely card I haven’t done caught in crystal technique for a while I must get the items out again I love how you use a frame and twist it this way and that for a beautiful effect

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful bright and cheerful card. Love the caught in crystal technique.

Barbara V

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, such a vibrant card with pretty dies. The buckles make it unusual and so pretty just like lace. Xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely warm coloured card today.I have finished my Christmas cards and have even made Christmasy envelopes for those not going through the post so just letters to write and then I can start wrapping presents.I have never been so organised.Take care everyone x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhhh it's so dark this morning ... then ... BOOM ... I open up the best blog in the land and my whole morning just lights up. Omg. What a great card.
I agree with STEPHANIE. Reminds me of the beautiful buckle cards from long ago. That was my first though too.
And JUNE SMITH. Yes I have a folder with stashed pixie powered backgrounds. Every so often I have a pixie day and create different colours so they are on hand when I need them. No need to wait for them to dry. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them today. Kind Regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue, I love it xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A fabulous warm & bright card today to really cheer me up on a very icy day. Yvonne xx

Owlish said...

What a lovely cheery card today love your colours and the die frames you have used very inspirational.
Owlish Xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Lovely post ...

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card. Love the colour and the technique.

Love Helen xxx

ursula said...

A most beautiful lacy card on a beautiful colour background, definitely a colour to liven up this dreary day....I just love this technique and use it frequently....luv Ursula xx

dj from kettering said...

A lovely bright & cheerful card for today, love
seeing the caught in Crystal technique again.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a great card and one that I think would make a good alternative Christmas card with just a change of sentiment and maybe a Hellebore instead of the small flowers.


Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Those dies are gorgeous and the colour is so vibrant. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card with your caught in crystal backing, I do like the leafy frame Die

Love and hugs to everyone

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely!
Doreen R

Eunice Astle said...

WOW that background is AMAZING!!! So bright and vibrant Sue, what we really need right now!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. How nice the caught in crystal technique is when used with the crystal tints. It might also look nice with a sprinkle of glitter in it. I do like the leafy oval die too as it looks so delicate on your card today.


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Well, that's the background for me, so vibrant... Stunning card.

CCM said...

Thank you, Sue, for this pretty card that brightens up this cloudy day. I miss the summer days but at least we have your cheerful cards.

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

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card creation. Brilliant design and your background just pops behind the die cuts.
Please take care my friend
Theresa G

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Todays cardis gorgeous I love the bright colours The caught in crystal technique is one of my favourites Yes June I too have a stash of backgrounds ready to use most of them are done with pixie powders and some caught in crystal

sued99 said...

Wow! What a lovely bright card. X

June Horrocks said...

Love this card very light and bright love these colours thank you sue I’m very late better laye then never
Will seen you tomorrow love and stay safe my friends june horrocks xxxx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I’m catching up on yesterday’s blog and Wow! what a striking card the colours are beautiful!
Hugs x
Heather T

Tressa said...

Beautiful card. Fabulous colour choice to show off the dies.