Thursday, 1 July 2021

To A Dear Friend

Hello there my crafty friends!  I started by taping the Basketweave Slimline Stencil to a piece of white card.  I used Clear Texture Paste through the mask.  While the mask was still in place, I sprinkled Beyond Blue Pixie Sparkles all over it.  I removed the mask and set it aside to dry thoroughly.  I used the Slimline Stitched Rectangle Frame and cut a white frame.  Using the Slimline Essential Frames, I cut a thin black frame and glued it to the white frame, then added mounting foam and attached it over the stenciled background.  I cut the Starflower Cluster out of both white and black and shadowed it.  I made a larger background for the entire frame to sit on and I used Beyond Blue Pixie Sparkles on a piece of clear acetate.  I mixed it with Clear Cosmic Lacquer then added a piece of white tissue paper and allowed it to dry.  I used a small leftover piece of it and cut the extra flowers for the Star Flower cluster and glued them under the die.  I added the die to the left of the frame.  I cut the To A Dear Friend sentiment twice in black, stacked them, then glued it to the right side of the frame.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.    The finished dimensions are    5 3/4"  x  10"   in size.   

Don't forget to scroll down to the post below this to see if your name is on the winners list!  We have had barely half of the dies claimed so far!  All for now, Sue x

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hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue, fab colours xx

Steph Cotterill said...

This is a beautiful way to sho all you used to put this together. I do love your continuous inspiration. My morning wouldn't be the same without opening the door to your crafting world thanks Sue xxx said...

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

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful creations as usual you have chosen a stunning blue as a back drop, you really are so clever. I must give my die another airing and do some more of these.

Congratulations to all the blog launch winners.

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

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, I love the background.


carol edwards said...

Hello Sue lovely card and colours. Thank you for the techniques and inspiration. Congratulations again to all the Xmas die winners Carol E xx

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A lovely card, stunning background and beautiful colours. Love the flowers.

Barbara V

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
A beautiful slimline card, the background is stunning and the blue is a gorgeous colour. Love it
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
A beautiful card that looks very complicated. A very clean look and the colours are beautiful too..
Have a lovely day.
Marie P.


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card is lovely blue is my favourite colour.Take care everyone x

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone,
What a stunning card this morning, I love the stencil and the colours too. Thank you again for choosing me to be a winner. You are so generous Sue.
Hugs to all
Donna xx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a really special card, love the colour combo of blue, white and black. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

dj from kettering said...

Lovely card today, could be used for any

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Owlish said...

I love this card very pretty always love a slimline dies great colours.
Owlish Xx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today with a beautiful colour combination. Thank you very much for all your techniques & inspiration. Yvonne xx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I really like this colour

Stella Munn said...

What a lovely card Sue. Gorgeous colour combo. Thanks x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Another of my " At The Moment " favourite dies. I love the slim line ones and have used mine many times ... with some great results ... Thanks to your inspiration and ciber guidance.
I don't have the mask you have used for the background ... but after seeing this you have just reminded me about my weaving dies you brought out many years ago. They just might be getting pulled out of my folder ...along with my pixie powders for an experiment later ... then I might have something very similar to your gorgeous post this morning.
Thankyou so much for my winning die yesterday Sue. I am one happy Wilsonette today. Congratulations to all the other winners. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.


Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds

Rose in Chester said...

Dear Sue.
This is a stunning card, and would give pleasure to the recipient.
Pixies yet again!!

Jackie T said...

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

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Congratulations to all the winners. WakeyL

Beryl said...

Beautiful card.

sued99 said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
Today’s card is lovely. I especially like the flowers. X

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, from the basketweave mask to the slimline dies and the gorgeous beyond blue pixie sparkle, it is stunning. Just need the texture paste to create something similar

Love and hugs to everyone

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card the colours are gorgeous I love the background you've created
Congratulations to all the winners

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and I love the colours.


theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the sparkle pixie over the clear texture paste gives such a gorgeous effect x the starflower cluster is such a pretty die x thankyou Sue x
Congratulations again to all the lucky winners x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love all these different effects that you are sharing with us - I don't know where you get all your ideas from, I would never have thought of doing this by myself. Love the card and the colours you have chosen.


June Horrocks said...

Love your beautiful card sue the colours. The dies and the sentiment thank you sue I p so happy to have won the sentiment thank you love always stay safe my special friends xxxxcxxxxxxx. June horroocks

Eunice Astle said...

Very ingenious card Sue, love the way you combine paste with pixie powders to create such beautiful effects!!!

Crafty Cruiser said...

A beautiful shade of blue on this lovely card.
Doreen R

ursula said...

What an amazing technique you have used on this card, most beautiful, I do love any pixie powders, so will get onto making one of these....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, really like the colour and technique and the cluster flowers.

Congratulations to all the lucky die winners from yesterday. I bet you are still smiling.

Love Helen xxx

Little Largo said...


Loving the slimline die and great card.

From Little Largo

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card design for us today Sue
It is a very striking design love the colours
Inspirational as always
Please take care my friend
Hugs Theresa G

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card with a lo Ely sentiment

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue,a lovely card with a lovely sentiment

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Another fabulous background and beautiful card
Muriel x

Karenladd said...

This is just exquisite and I love the slimline effect with the stencil. It's even my favorite color!!

Sandra said...

Congratulations to all he winners! I like this slimline card and the bit of sparkle you added before you removed the stencil. It’s a beautiful card!

Sandra Smith
Queen Creek

Clai01 said...

lovely card x

CCM said...

Lovely card. Love the colors.

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