Friday, 21 January 2022

To A Dear Friend

Hello there my crafty friends!  I have used the new Hexagon Background to create today's shaker card.  I cut the Hexagon Background out of white card.  I glued a piece of acetate to the back of it.  Next I created a multi- layered frame for it using a wider white base and a thinner frame using a piece of the decorative Dots 'n Stipes paper Pad.  I added the frame with mounting foam, then turned it upside down and added mounting foam to the back edge of it.  I used Iced Flake as my shaker element.  When I was happy with the amount of Iced Flake I added, I sealed it with another piece of acetate.  I added a piece of the yellow dotty paper behind the acetate so it showed through.  I cut three flowers from the Floral Bouquet die set and added them to the corner of the frame.  I used several different types of leaves as accents, including the Lace Edged Leaves and one from the Floral Bouquet die set.  I cut the To A Dear Friend out of black card and glued it to the top corner on the inside of the frame.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  7 1/4"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx said...

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

Steph Cotterill said...

WOAH..... now that's what I call impressive from every angle, its gorgeous Sue. Whenever you have your break enjoy every second. You gave us such another lovely collection of new dies over the past few days I'm sure they'll sell out in no time.
Have fun.
Stay safe and well everyone 🌷

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful card, love a shaker. Really enjoyed the blog launch, love every single die. Enjoy your break
Marion S x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card it shows the new die in a different way.
Thank you
Enjoy your break.
Jan x

dj from kettering said...

I don't usually make shakers, but have made
a few recently, this is lovely.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is a lovely shaker card. Thank you again Sue for an amazing collection,for the first time ever I can't choose a favourite. Enjoy your break with your family.Take care everyone x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, love the honeycomb background.

Barbara V

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Good morning Sue and all.
A lovely card to start the day.
I'm so glad you're taking a well deserved break. I will miss you and may have a lie in.
I'm sure your Daughter will be delighted to have you around for a while.
Today's card is beautiful and I will be looking back at all of your latest launch cards
Have a lovely holiday.
Marie P.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh what a beauty, the hexagon makes a stunning shaker card, oh and wouldn't it look lovely with lights behind as mind is planning ahead...........Brilliant, love it.

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

karenlotty said...

A lovely cheerful card That new honeycomb background die is lovely I can see it being snipped into too to create texture on a mixed media piece

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
Yet another fantastic card with so many different elements in this card, your inspiration is endless love your ideas.
Owlish p Xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Friday everyone x
Oh my goodness I love today’s card so much. Haven’t seen a shaker card for a while and it’s been much longer since I made one. Fabulous use of your hexagon background and the brightly coloured flowers are such a stunning addition x
Sending you all happy thoughts x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Maria said...

Hi Sue
A pretty card with the hexagon die.
Wishes for everyone for a nice day.
Maria x

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A truly beautiful shaker card today & a fabulous way to showcase your hexagon background. Yvonne xx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. It is just so beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I think you have a massive hit with your new honeycomb background. The card is beautiful . I love it. Thankyou Sue
Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a wonderful card.

Rolf xxx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, love this card, it just made me smile to see it, and who doesn't like a shaker card. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

cr@fty said...

Good Morning Sue
I love today’s card it’s beautiful!
Hugs x
Heather T

Beryl said...

Lovely card.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Your hexagon background die is so lovely and so is your shaker card, love all the dies in your new release

Love and hugs to everyone

Anonymous said...

This die and ric rac are going to be so great for backgrounds for any occasion or gender. WakeyL

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A really nice cheery card! Love the way you have done it as a shaker card.

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue - a beautiful card - what I would call high impact. Love it! Take care, Colleen x

Stella Munn said...

Such a cheerful card. Love it. Thanks Sue. Enjoy your time with your daughter xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Great card, nice and cheerful.

Love Helen xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I am glad you are able to show some close-ups of this card because the first image doesn't really show just how stunning it is. I love the "floating" hexagon background die which casts a shadow over the background papers. Wow!


June Horrocks said...

I love this card sue the background will be great on any card it’s very colourful thank you enjoy your trip your daughter will be so happy to have you with her for a while stay safe myftriends Xxxxxxxxxxx June horrocks

Judy Hollers said...

Wow! There is a lot going on in this beautiful card. Love it! Hugs. Judy Hollers

sued99 said...

A really wonderful card. X

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! Fab use of the new background die and lots of lovely details to see here!!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love today's card and the Hexagon Background looks great backed with acetate. Love the mix of leaves as well. I really liked both of yesterday's cards but did not comment as I can't see myself using either of the sentiments, sweet though they are.
I hope you enjoy your break and have a lovely time with your daughter.


CCM said...

A shaker card today! So lovely.

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

Scottydog said...

I’m loving that hexagon background die & certainly hadn’t thought about using it to make a shaker card. Thank you Sue for all the inspiration.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Do love the hexagonal background and this post shows it off wonderfully...

Pawprintx4 said...

Hexagonal background is very useful. Reminds me of bee hives also.
Stephanie K

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I do like background dies, and your new release has blown me away,
love today’s card.
Marlene O

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. Your honeycomb background looks lovely especially as a shaker card x

DeCor said...

Beautiful die beautiful card!

Clai01 said...

Very natural looking floral card and be lovely to receive it x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the hexagon background die looks amazing and would not have thought to use it as a shaker card, it's brilliant x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Eunice Astle said...

Lovely shaker card Sue!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely shaker card - I never make them, but you have whetted my appetite.

Jean Z said...

hi Sue, beautiful card and the die is lovely
love Jean Z xxx