Monday, 19 July 2021

Best Wishes

Hi bloggers!  I pulled out the acetate to create a caught in crystal technique for the background for today's card offering.  I used Cosmic Lacquer as the base on the acetate.  Next, I used Indigo Alcohol ink with a touch of Fiesta alcohol ink to add some lighter colour to it.  I sprinkled some Mermaid Purple  Holographic Glitter onto it, then scrunched up a piece of white tissue paper and added it over the top.  I allowed it to dry overnight.  I cut the panel from the Cosmos Floral Panel set twice out of white card and nipped away the slight line left between them, then glued it over the background.  I used the Double Pierced Background Rectangles and made a multi-layered white frame.  I used mounting foam to add the layers of the frame together, then to add it to the background.  I cut a wide strip of white vellum and glued it to the edge of the frame and added forked ends to it.  I cut the Best Wishes in white and glued it across the vellum strip.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are   5 1/2"  x  7 1/2"  in size.  All for now. Sue x 

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hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, love the colour xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. The background is gorgeous and the die cut panels make a pop out of the background.

Barbara V said...

Morning Sue.
A very pretty card thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a really pretty card, with a fab background. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone a very pretty card today, im loving the colour.
Hugs Donna xx

karenlotty said...

Super card with another of my favourite techniques It is so good to be reminded of “older” ideas that I’d forgotten about and will revisit

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I have never tried this technique before I must give it a go,though when I do try new ways they never look as good as yours.Take care everyone x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a very pretty card, love the background, just perfect for the floral panels.
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and fabulous background.
B xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

A gorgeous card Sue.
That background is so lovely, I really must start using some of the cardmaking stuff that I've bought over the last few years. I love everything about todays sample and will try to get out of my comfort zone.
Thank you Sue
Marie P.


CraftyCoffey said...

WOW-love this card, the background is gorgeous.


June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful blue colour created on the acetate, how clever this is, a stunning card this fine Monday morning.

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

Owlish said...

What another beautiful card today love the colours and using acetate really makes it stand out.
Owlish Xx

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful background I love it so much and the flowers are so pretty thank you sue
Love always stay safe my friends

Beryl said...

Love the background and card.

Nicki said...

WOW! stunning, love this, the colours are gorgeous
take care

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I love this one. And I love it because it would be suitable for any occassion. All it needs is a different sentiment. I love the die cut panels ... beautiful tiny flowers. The background is gorgeous ... I can just see the tiny little glitter bits on the close ups . I really must give these a try. I rely on my pixies so much that I daren't try the others out. I am stupid or what lol. A great start to the week. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.


Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds.

Anonymous said...

This technique never fails to impress and is stunning. What a beautiful card. WakeyL

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue what a lovely way to start the week with such a pretty card,

dj from kettering said...

A gorgeous card, love that background with a hint
of glitter, must try cutting two of the panels &
joining them together.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous post. Love the deep colour of the background and it sets off the white silhouettes beautifully.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
A great big happy Monday to everyone x
And I’m back, lol x
A beautiful card to greet me on my return. Those colours are beautiful and I love your Panel dies. The caught in Crystal technique is one of my favourites and I did try it for the first time earlier this year. Every card I made using the caught in crystal backgrounds were relatively simple but so pretty x
Been away for a little over a month. My mums hip operation went well and she’s doing well x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful card the caught in crystal background is gorgeous and the floral panel is so pretty

BenteS said...

Absolutely gorgeous your card today:))

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning background for your cosmos floral panel, love this card

Steph you normally comment long before me so hope you’re ok
Yvonne welcome back and glad your mum’s hip operation went well

Love and hugs to everyone

Crafty Cruiser said...

Now this is much more to my liking than yesterday’s sample. This is so pretty!
Doreen R

zoemo said...

Lovely, I haven’t done a caught in crystal card for ages…..

Zoe in Pencoed x

Jackie T said...

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

ursula said...

That glitter looks lovely scattered over the acetate background, with some simple flowers, beautiful....luv Ursula xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card.

Love Helen xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh my lordie I'd really thought I'd commented this morning, that's my 'keeper' rising earlier than normal and throwing out my morning schedule lol. I'm SO pleased I double checked as I'd have hated missing this gorgeous sample, the intensity of your background is staggering as are your Cosmos floral panels, in fact today's sample is just perfect for many an occasion. Hope everyone is keeping well. Sending love to all xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the Cosmos Floral Panel and it looks stunning today cut in white against that gorgeous background. Such a simple idea, but so effective.


Jan on the Fosse said...


theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the caught in crystal technique always looks stunning and this is no exception x the cosmos panel looks so pretty over the background x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, apologies for my absence over the week-end, two very different cards but both lovely. Today's card is gorgeous, love the cosmos panel and the vibrant colours of the background.


Fluffycat said...

PS - PP Yvonne, good to have you back and glad that your mum's op went well x


Eunice Astle said...

Gorgeous card Sue!!!

NannaShaz said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe
NannaShaz54 in MK

sued99 said...

A beautiful card suitable for so many occasions. X

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. Gorgeous background xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Such a gorgeous background, I have never tried the caught in crystal but I haven’t done alcohol inks either, really should get some and try. Actually I bought yupi paper once to use what I thought were alcohol inks that I had had for a while but no - they were reindeer’s when I looked properly - silly me.
The cosmos panel looks so lovely against the vivid blues, lovely card
Muriel x

Clai01 said...

Beautiful card and craft products used x

DeCor said...

Love this card and especially the vellum word strip.

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A beautiful card!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this card is beautiful.......It does all the work you put into it justice.

CCM said...

So lovely card!
Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue. I found one I missed.
How could I not comment. That background is absolutely amazing the effect you have achieved is just gorgeous
The whole card is perfect just perfect
Thank you for sharing your crafty knowledge with us all
Please take care my friend
Hugs Theresa G

SHARICA said...

Love this cas card. Beautiful x