Monday, 3 January 2022

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello bloggers!  Starting with a piece of white card, I sprinkled Groovy Grape and Beyond Blue Pixie Sparkles all over the card.  I spritzed it with water, then covered it with a piece of cling film and scrunched it a bit to leave lines in the background.  I set it aside to dry overnight, then removed the cling film the next day to reveal this pretty background.  I used the Lace Heart Stampcut die and inked it with a Black Archival ink pad, then ran it through the die cutting machine to stamp and cut it.  I did this three times.  I used Distress Markers to colour the hearts (Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord).  I added the hearts with mounting foam in a diagonal line across the card.  I cut the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment in both black and white card and used the white one as the shadow behind it.  I glued it in the lower corner of the card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/2"  x  8"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx said...

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

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh these stampcuts look so pretty on the sample today, just like a lace heart doily, amazing what you can do with the right dies, stamps and colours, love it.

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

Steph Cotterill said...

How beautiful, my favourite background technique, I must buy some sparkles to add to my 'non sparkles' I keep promising myself a few shakers, just do it silly woman!!
Those hearts are so precious they look so ornate, I would imagine you have many many numerous valentine samples ready to showcase in your folders so it's OK to showcase this at the start of 2022 xx

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Good morning Sue and all.
A gorgeous card to start the day.
From the beautiful background to the important sentiment. Everithing about it
shouts 'Sue Wilson'
Have a good day.
Marie P.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A beautiful card and the background is beautiful.

Barbara V

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the background and the hearts are so pretty.Take care everyone x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card, great background.
B xx

Owlish said...

What a fantastic card looks like it's diamante on your card which I'm thinking was probably your intention being it's a valentine card beautiful.
Owlish Xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhhh. How lovely is this card today. But you know how much I love blue ... and the pixie sparkles background is absolutely gorgeous.. But the crowning glory ... as Owlish already said ... are those hearts. Yes they do look like Diamante but Lace Diamantes and I love them. Thankyou Sue.
Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card again today and you are showing once again that you can use hearts with a colour other than red and get a great result.


Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card , the hearts are so pretty and the background is gorgeous.
Marion S x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful romantic card, lovely to see it in a different colourway. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Monday everyone x
Well it’s been ages - haven’t been on here since 22nd October! Won’t bore you with the details but been poorly and very much out of action. So hello all you lovely Wilsonettes - so glad to be back x
I love this card. I do have a bit of a soft spot for blue and anything pixie is always going to rock my boat. Your lace heart is beautiful and is
showcased perfectly on that gorgeous background. I have a feeling we’re going to see a few more Valentines cards over the coming weeks before the day itself and if they’re all as fabulous as this one I cant wait x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card love the pixie sparkles and dies used

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe


Scottydog said...

A beautiful card. Thank you Sue.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
The pixie sparkle background is absolutely stunning, I really must make some more backgrounds with the cling film, and the stampcut hearts are beautiful.

Yvonne lovely to have you back again

Love and hugs to everyone

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue and all! What a pretty card - the floral hearts are gorgeous! Love the background too - definitely need to break open the cling film and give that a try once my pixie sparkles arrive! Take care, Colleen x

Steph Cotterill said...

Welcome home xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous Valentine's Day card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, nice to see a change from red.

Love Helen xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and the Lace Heart Stampcut is lovely.

PPixie - so glad to see you back and I hope this year is a healthy one for you.


ursula said...

Lovely card....luv Ursula xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card. I love the Blue you have used. Good you back Yvonne, take care.
Maria x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Wow fabulous card the background and voyeurs are gorgeous and ghf heart stxmpcuts are beautiful
Yvonne good to have you back

Judy Hollers said...

Anyone would be so proud to receive this beautiful Valentine card! The colors you have used are refreshing. Hugs.

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful Valentine's card Sue!!!

sued99 said...

A very pretty card with lovely delicate hearts. X

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very beautiful post...

CCM said...

Pretty in bleu. Luckily I won the Lace Heart Stampcut die so I can try to make a similar card.
Thank you , Sue, for the inspiration.

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

CraftyJo said...

Oh, that's fabulous!

June Horrocks said...

A beautiful card sue thank you Sao much stay safe my friends xxxxxxxx

DeCor said...

Lovely unusual colors for a Valentines day card and not too frilly

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I was blown away when I first saw you do this technique and I still love how it turns out, no two cards are the same! Today’s card is a perfect example when using it combined with a gorgeous die!
Hugs x
Heather T

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A very pretty valentine's card!

Fikreta said...

Lovely card!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card makes me want to find a Valentine