Friday, 7 May 2021

You Are So Special

Hi crafters!  I started by creating my caught in crystal background.  I used Lime Peridot, Blue Aquamarine and Pure Amethyst Crystal Tints all over a piece of acetate.  Next, I scrunched up a piece of white tissue paper and laid it on top and tamped it down.  I set it aside to dry overnight.  Once dry, I trimmed he edges wih a paper cutter and glued a piece of whie card  to the back to help reflect the colours.  I used the Slimline Essential Frames and added a double white frame around it.  I cut the You Are So Special sentiment in white and glued it inside the frame.  Using the Cosmos Flower die set, I cut three different  sized flowers from a piece of white card covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I cut the matching outlines in white, then assembled the flowers.  I used Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz on the exposed adhesive on the flowers before assembling them.  I added them in a  cluster then accented them wih Lace Edged Leaves in white.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 4 1/2"  x  9" in size.  All for now. Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful creation today, love the background colours and the flowers, perfect.

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

Morning Sue.
Wow another beautiful card thank you.
Take care stay safe and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi there Sue. Your inspiration is so special, Particraft is so special, YOU are so special.
I do love how caught in crystal has grown since the day you introduced us to it here, one technique one way now it's one technique but lots of different media's to use within the CIC background, its absolutely beautiful.
Everyone here is SO SPECIAL and I hope you have a lovely day wherever you all are whatever the time of day, and thank you dear lovely blog friends for your kind messages, my poppet was returned home after a good sleep, a few tears and proof she could eat a few 'nanny crisps' my favourite cheese and onion - the day has gone of ice cream to sooth the empty space the tonsils use to live, it sounds so cruel to give something so sharp to young children after throat surgery doesn't it? Bet they take some convincing bless them xxxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card, love the background xx

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and colours x

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card, great background.


Marion Scott said...

Great card Sue, the background is beautiful, great colours
Marion S x

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone what a lovely card, the background looks gorgeous, always reminds me of alcohol inks when I see this technique. A very pretty card Sue.
Steph good to hear that everything went well with Lottie.
Donna xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Gorgeous card once again to start the day. The background
is so great I can't think of a word good enough to do it justice.
Everything about the card is lovely. Thank you Sue.
Marie P.


Glad that Lottie has got rid of those nasty tonsils.

June Horrocks said...

So glad your little girl is feeling better Steph xxxxxxx

Valerija said...

Amazing background and I love the sparkle on the blossoms.

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue the colours are lovely Anyone would love to have that beauty on their special day
Love always sue stay safe my friends
June Horrocks xxxxxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful colours in the background and the caught in crystal technique is so effective. Today’s card has so many ‘favourites’ used from the background,colours and dies used.
Hugs x
Heather T

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
A beautiful card today love the alcohol inks, they really makes a beautiful background.

Glad your little one is home and on the mend Steph xx

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

NannaShaz54 in MK

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Another beautiful card Sue from the caught in crystal background to the gorgeous glittery flowers - anyone would love to receive this special gift
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous car£. Love the caught in cristal background. The colours are gorgeous and the sparkly flowers beautiful.

Barbara V

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is such a striking card from a special person.The first thing I did was pin it. Steph I am so glad Lottie is home it must have been a horrible time for you and your family.Take care everyone x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, gorgeous background.
B xx

Steph: I’m glad to hear Lottie is home and recovering.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, such a beautiful card. The background is stunning, and the cosmos flowers look so pretty. A card for looking at and enjoying. Xx

zoemo said...

It’s a work of art! Beautiful.

Zoe in Pencoed x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. What a stunning sample today Sue. Ohhh those beautiful colours. And of course the slimline dies. I just love this background. I don't have caught in Crystal but I do have pixie powders. Maybe I can recreate it. I can only try. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
STEPHANIE so glad your little granddaughter is home and feeling better .


Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

karenlotty said...

I can remember having mine done many years ago I didn’t want ice cream I asked for a bowl of cornflakes and it felt like I was eating razor blades! Bless her

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Caught in crystal is one of my favourite techniques It is so easy (a bit messy maybe) to do an the effect is lovely every time
Take care all x

Suemac said...

Lovely card.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

beautiful card and stunning background. Haven´t done the caught in crystal technique for a while. Have to try yours for an underwater background.

Rolf xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another beautiful post. The background is stunning and it perfectly showcases the flowers and sentiment in white....

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the colours you have chosen to create the background. The darker colours really make the white accents pop and it is so pretty you don't need too much more to create a stunning card.


Lynda said...

Good morning Sue and all, fabulous colours in background glitter flowers and to top that off the slimline dies make a stunning card thanks Sue. Lynda Croft X Stay Safe Everyone Keep Crafting X

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. I just love. Have a good day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Owlish said...

What a fantastic card today it is a stunner love your colours using the slimline dies always a favourite of mine.
Owlish Xx

dj from kettering said...

So pleased to hear that Lottie is nearly
back to normal!!

Love the bright pop of background colour
and the flowers are great.

Stay safe,

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a phenomenal background, perfect for the white elements and frame. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A exquisite card today with your beautiful background with a fabulous technique & your beautiful flowers finish it off perfectly. Yvonne xx

sued99 said...

A lovely card. The background colours are gorgeous. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this background is so unique, it could remind someone of broken glass but is still very pretty. WakeyL

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I do love all your slimline cards and the caught in crystal background on this one is wonderful

Glad little Lottie is home from hospital Steph x

Love and hugs to everyone

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Nice card. Like the colours together and the crisp white contrast.

Love Helen xxx

ursula said...

I love this technique for a background, makes a lovely sturdy card, beautiful card you have here Sue, the colours are amazing...thank you for the inspiration as always...luv Ursula xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and I love the white sparkly flowers on the darker background.

Steph - glad that Lottie is home again, they don't hang about any more, do they.


lindyloo12Somerset said...

A beautiful card!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Wow stunning card the background is really gorgeous and the spray of cosmos flowers are beautiful
Steph so glad little Lottie is back home and all went well Shes certainly a brave little girl to eat crisps after her op!

Scottydog said...

What a beautiful background & those white flowers look stunning against that colour combination. Thank you Sue.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Gorgeous colours and the floral spray really sets it off beautifully.
Doreen R

Sandra said...

The white frame, flowers and sentiment against the dark background is gorgeous!

Sandra Smith

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Sue
The card is beautiful. I am going to try the technique.
Tc stay safe

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!

Eunice Astle said...

WOW such an amazing card Sue!! Really love the background colors!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the caught in crystal technique is stunning and even more so in 'real life x thankyou Sue x
Steph, so pleased Lottie is home , bless her xxx
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
That's my card!!!I will try this technique, in May sometime...........
Colours are beautiful.

KraftyKazKardz said...

Oh that background is just sublime Sue! I need to practice my CICT as mine never looks as jewel-like as yours. This reminds me of abalone! x

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card and background xx

Pawprintx4 said...

The background is stunning and this is a beautiful slimline card.
Stephanie K

Anonymous said...

Just my cup of tea, Sue ! C I C is one of my favourite backgrounds, and looks so beautiful on this card .... can't wait to give it a go ! Bless you, and thank you so much for all your wonderful cards, and the inspiration you give us !

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Ohh wow that background is amazing
The whole card is beautiful and anyone receiving it will definitely cherish it one for the keepers box
Please take care my friend
Hugs Theresa G

Nicky said...

Hi Sue,
I love the background. The colours are beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

CCM said...

Wow , amazing background colors!

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