Thursday, 10 June 2021

Hello Sweet Friend

Hi Bloggers!  I started today's card using a piece of Silver Sparkle Yupo Paper.  I used Patina  alcohol ink on it then added some blending solution to move the colour around a bit.  Next, I used the Double Stitched Rectangles and cut two frames out of the centre of the card.  I added mounting foam to the backs of the two frames, then added the original card to another piece of card, giving the background and up and down look to it.  I cut the Hello Shadowed die/stamp combo out of white, added an offset black shadow then glued it to the white shadow backing and added it across the centre of the card.  I stamped the Sweet Friend sentiment and cut it out with the tag die.  I added it below with mounting foam.  Using the Button Flower set, I created a single stalk with multiple flower heads and buds.  I used Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz to give the flowers a bit of bling, then added it to the lower left corner of the card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6"  x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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45 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely card, Sue have i seen this card before?.
Thank you it is lovely.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card, love the background.


Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue what a lovely way to show your friends how much they mean to you. I've found some lovely blog friends here although only via blog posts you get a sense that people care and worry about each other, sometimes you get it right sometimes it just isn't what you first thought, but the feeling I get is that you bought a lot of friendships together here and it's a lovely feeling to see the same blog friends here daily. You have celebrated friendship beautifully with today's inspiration, we have a lot to thank you for Sue for bringing our little daily group together.
Have a day of laughter and stay well everyone xxx

Marguerite Kemp said...

Love this card Sue, stunningly beautiful background xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a stunning sample today with that gorgeous bluish colour and white, amazing how you can achieve that. I do love your choice of sentiment with the small stamped word at the bottom, says it all doesn't it.

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

Anonymous said...

HiSue, gorgeous card. Beautiful background.

Barbara V

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, I absolutely love this card with the very bold and striking colour of the alcohol inked background. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
A very lovely card with a striking background. I just love the colours and the way that everything comes together.
Thank you Sue.
Marie P.


Owlish said...

Another fantastic card today love everything about this card colours are very impressive great inspiration yet again as always thanks.
Owlish Xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the dramatic colours of this card it certainly brings the sentiment and flowers to life. Steph you are so right this blog has kept me going everyone is so caring and friendly Sue without you these difficult times would have been a lot worse.Take care everyone x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a fabulous card, so elegant.

Kitty, I remember this card from the April die release and I am pleased that Sue has shared the technique as at the time I thought it might have been a pixie sparkle used to create the background. Thank you Sue for sharing.

Marion S x

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I love this up and down type of style Easy but so creative

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A truly stunning card today which any friend would love to receive. Yvonne xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh WOW what a beautiful background for this mornings card. The colour is just fabulous ... I really must get round to using the alcohol inks ... But ... you keep on bringing new ideas that I want to try them all out ... And then I forget which ones I have seen. I think these are called senior moments 😂 . Well ... I don't think I will forget this colour for a while. A beautiful work of art. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.

Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue such a gorgeous colour and design. The sentiment is just so perfect too. Thanks Suexx

Scottydog said...

Loving this card, the colour combination is beautiful. I think inks & yuppo paper must be my next purchase. Thank you sue.

Anonymous said...

Great background colour and technique. WakeyL

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card. Love the colours and the effects of the alcohol against the crisp white flowers.

Love Helen xxx

Beryl said...

Lovely card.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A great 'just because' type post. Love the colours which are easily changeable depending on reason for sending and gender. Love it.

Lynda said...

Good morning Sue and all
What a stunning card love the up and down technique and
the technique you have used to make the background is amazing
Sue you bring so many people together that we all feel like family friends that as been throughout the pandemic and the very personal trauma that lam going through at this time.
I look forward to seeing each new post and reading all the comments
Lynda Croft X
Stay Safe Everyone X

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone, such a pretty card. Quite an unusual blue colour, love all the layers and the little flowers are so sweet.
Hugs to all.
Donna xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and I love the colour of the patina alcohol ink

Love and hugs to everyone

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, great card and beautiful colour.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card I really like the colours of the inks and those button flowers are so cute

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and in my favourite colours! I was lucky enough to win a set of the button flowers and they are so pretty and versatile!
Hugs x
Heather T

dj from kettering said...

A really dramatic card for today, the colour
is stunning!

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Crafty Cruiser said...

The white flowers show up beautifully against the lovely dark background.
Doreen R

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Thursday everyone x
Wow - those colours are absolutely gorgeous. I love the ‘yupo paper’ technique although I am yet to try it. It always looks fabulous. I love today’s card - thanks for sharing x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card/lovely sentiment. The alcohol inks with the Yupo paper look fabulous.
Thanks for inspiring x

Eunice Astle said...

Pretty card Sue, love the color of alcohol ink you chose!!

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card. I love the colour. Take care. Hugs Jackie

zoemo said...

Gorgeous card, I bet the photos don’t do it justice - you can see the effect of the yupo paper in the close ups so it must be stunning in the flesh.

Zoe in Pencoed x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really interesting way you have created the background. Love all the different frames giving different levels to the single sheet of paper.


June Horrocks said...

I’m late. Today sue just had to let you know how beautiful your inspiration card is my favourite colour and what a way to. Tell a certain someone you care about them love always stay safe my friends love june horrocks xxxxxxxx

ursula said...

Plain and simple but such a beautiful background, love the colour...luv Ursula xx

CraftyJo said...

Very beautiful Sue.

CCM said...

Love this dramatic background in contrast with the white flower and sentiment. So beautiful!

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

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I thought this card was gorgeous on launch and I haven't changed my mind! I appreciate the detail of how you made it as it did puzzle me for a while.


Maria said...

Hi Sue.
Gorgeous card with that stunning background,love it
Maria x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Stunning card Sue x it's just beautiful x I love the colours x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

sued99 said...

A really stunning card. X

Fikreta said...

Gorgoeus card!