Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Sending Much Love

Hi crafters!  I was having a little play when making today's card and I liked the results!  I used two pieces of acetate and randomly dropped Crystal Tints all over one piece of the acetate.  I used Yellow Citrine, Pink Topaz, Green Emerald, and Tanzanite Blue Crystal Tints.  Next I placed the other piece of acetate over it and moved it around a bit to move the colours, then pulled it apart and set both halves aside to dry thoroughly.   Once dry, I cut one of them down a bit and embossed it with the Twill Weave embossing folder.  I used the larger piece as the background base, then I matted the embossed piece and added it with mounting foam in the middle of the background.  I used a small piece of the leftover background and cut the vase.  I added a black shadow behind it and filled the vase with sprigs from the Elegant Arrangements die set cut in white.  I cut the Sending Much Love in black and added it in the upper corner.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 8"  x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Sorry I am not sure about this one
I expect the colour is much better in real life
Thank you for sharring.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue what a fabulous clever idea, wow I wish I had your creativity and thought process, I just know that should I ever have any ideas they would be absolutely disastrous lol, but this looks gorgeous, had you not told us what you'd done with the acetate I wouldn't have guessed because it doesn't show that gloss/shine acetate has, maybe because it's matted onto cardstock, how I'd love to see this sample in the flesh it's just beautiful. All festive dies boxed up (apart from those that can be used all year) I really hope I can get back to market at some point this year, just one of many hurdles that I have to jump lol I wish 🤣
Whatever everyone is planning today 2022 starts in earnest, so stay safe and well, love to all Particrafters xxx

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a stunning card I love this idea, I will be trying this out.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe


Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a brilliant idea,I don't think if I tried it it would turn out as well as yours but I will give it a go. It is lovely to see you back Yvonne.Take care everyone x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow what a beautiful creation, and I am loving the way you made the 2 sheets with the colours and acetate, how clever is that - Added to my to do list.

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

June Horrocks said...

What’s beautiful card sue the colours are so pretty and how you have created created this background with acetate is great thank you sue love always stay safe my friends xxxxxxxxxx.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, what a beautiful card and I love the idea of creating 2 sheets of acetate at one, must try this
Marion S x

DeCor said...

What a great effect with the acetate. A very nice card

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A wonderful card Sue x the background looks amazing and I love the technique you have used x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a good idea to use 2 sheets of acetate to create an interesting background. If it was my project, I think I would have used a slightly different colour to create the vase as I don't think there is enough definition to show the vase up. Sorry.


Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
What a lovely card with the background you have created that suits it so well.
I really like the colours you have chosen.
Hope you have a lovely day.
Marie P.


hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Great embossing folder and background.
B xx

dj from kettering said...

These are so happy colours, cheers you up by
just looking at them.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely bright card on this dull morning. Yvonne xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Woaahhh. I feel like I just stepped into spring. Those colours are fabulous. If you need cheering up this is the card to do it. And it's very evenly set. Not too much on it or it would be crowded. I need to try this technique I don't have the Crystal tints ... So does anyone know if the pixies will work just as well ? We can only try. Thankyou Sue.
Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds

Owlish said...

Lovely jolly colours on your card today and l love the complete concept of the effect of embossed folder very sweet card.
Owlish Xx

BenteS said...

Great card, love the colours for your background :))

Beryl said...

Love the colours and the card.

Anonymous said...

a beautiful thoughtful card; love the background colour way. WakeyL

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Today’s card is certainly a show stopper! I forget that you can emboss acetate it looks amazing! I love everything about today’s card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Tuesday everyone x
Oh I love this card. It is so bright and cheery and those colours remind me of Spring. Love how ‘random’ and completely unique the background is. Gorgeous card x
Pat L, Fluffycat, Maria, Lynne L and Crewe Trish - can’t tell you how good it is to be back. I’m glad you missed me. Lol x
Sending you all happy thoughts x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue and all! What a clever idea! And I had no idea it was possible to emboss acetate! Definitely a technique to try, thank you! Take care, Colleen x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Wow, love the background although I’m sure if I tried it wouldn’t look as good as yours. It’s a stunning card so thank you for sharing

Love and hugs to everyone

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Not sure on this one for me...It is a pretty post but....can't put my finger on it...However it will always gorgeous for others...

ursula said...

Gosh another amazing technique for us to try, looks great...love the card....luv Ursula xx

Carole eaton said...

Lovely I bet the acetate makes it shine, I think I would put a touch of glitter on too!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card. Love the colours. I would love to see this in real life as I bet it looks even better.

Love Helen xxx

Turtle In The Sand said...

This looks like a fun technique I would enjoy. What did you use to attach your acetate to the cardstock?

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous card. The background is so pretty

Barbara V

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a great technique carried to a higher level. I love your card.
Stephanie K

Jackie T said...

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

CCM said...

What a beauty! Love the colors and the design, the EF is beautiful and I love the background. If you hadn't said it was acetate I wouldn't have known. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

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

sued99 said...

I’m not too sure about this one but the colours are so pretty and springlike. X

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the results of your playtime! I think there will be quite a few of us trying this technique. The layering of the embossed sheet (lovely folder) onto the smooth sheet means no struggles to find a matching background :-). A really lovely card.


Judy Hollers said...

I love the way the black layer behind the vase gives it so much dimension. This is a beautiful card. Hugs.

Eunice Astle said...

WOW what a unique way of using acetate Sue!! love your choice of colors!

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Wow what a lovely card with a clever technique I would never have guessed that the background was acetate I haver never tried embossing acetate but will definately give it a go!

JAO said...

Just Lovely.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card will certainly stand out from any others. The colours are beautiful and a great idea to have the one plain and one embossed. Must give this a try. Bx

Rosie said...

Hi Sue Love the colours on your card, stunning...embossing acetate is a brilliant idea
Love Rosie from Chorley xxxx

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Scottydog said...

Never thought to emboss acetate! Another technique to try. Love the effect. Thank you Sue.


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Fikreta said...

very nice!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue
This is a favourite card of mine, the colour and design. For me it has an oriental feel.