Tuesday, 10 May 2022

You Are A Great Friend

Hi bloggers!  I started today's card by creating a Caught In Crystal background.  You can use a number of different products for this technique and usually I use Pixie Powders, but I decided to try something different.  I used Pearl Tints this time and randonly applied them to the acetate.  I used Chateau Rose and Blue Diamond Pearl Tints.  I used my finger to spread them to cover the acetate then I scrunched up white tissue paper and covered it then tamped it down (a light spritzing of water helps too) and set it aside to dry overnight.  I trimmed the acetate once it was dry and I used the Twill Weave embossing folder to emboss the background.  I cut the Buttercup Floral Panel die three times in white  and I glued them horizontally side by side, aalternating their direction.  I cut the panels again in pink card and nipped the flowers out and glued them onto the white panels.  I added clear micro beads to the flower centres.  I used the You Are A Great Friend as the sentiment.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x  7"  in size.  All for now, Sue x






 
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43 comments:

Steph Cotterill said...

Delicate, gentle, soothing, something special only two great friends can feel. It's beautiful.
Morning Sue, can't think of a better way to start my day.
Love to all xxx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

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

Clai01 said...

Absoutely gorgeous card x

dj from kettering said...



Love those pastel colours, Sue, so calming
& pretty.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, Oh my!this is so pretty. I've never tried your 'Caught in crystal technique', but I must start collecting the necessary products today. The colours are lovely.
Crafty Hugs Pauline x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is so pretty I love the lovely pastel colours and the panels. Take care everyone x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the background is gorgeous and the buttercup panels look so pretty x I love how you have used the micro beads for the flower centres x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card today love the background

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

Love
NannaShaz54
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A very pretty card. The background is beautiful with the pastel colours and the embossing and the buttercup panel is gorgeous.

Barbara V

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I love the background, I’ve not tried embossing this type of background.
B xx

Betty McAlister said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card. I especially love this background x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a wonderful creation, the colours in the background are so beautiful, I didn't know you could add the stuff to acetate and tissue on top and let it dry and then emboss it, I might have a go at that.

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

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a very pretty card. Like June, I didn't realise you could emboss a piece of acetate that has been used for the caught in crystal technique. I will have to try this. Thank you for sharing this
Marion S x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really stunning background for the card today. I love the pretty pastel colours. Thank you for showing yet another different technique.

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I'm loving that embossing folder and what a fantastic card with very pretty colours.
Owlish Xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A really pretty post, love the background colours and it will work for any 'just because' occasion - love it.

Scottydog said...

What a beautiful background. Like others I have never tried to emboss acetate! Will be giving that a go. Thank you Sue.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today with your lovely pastel panels. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colour combination for the background. Wouldn't have known you'd used this technique. WakeyL

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, I have never thought to emboss acetate, it looks fabulous. Love Jean xxx

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue - this is gorgeous! Such pretty colours, and I love the microbead flower centres too. Colleen xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Such a pretty card with the lovely pastel shades of the pearl tints I really like the gnashing touch of the micro beads in the centre of the flowers

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, love the caught in crystal background and the flower panels

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, todays card is really gorgeous, I love the background especially with the embossing. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card. The background colours are beautiful and the embossing only serves to enhance them. The buttercup panels are gorgeous.

Frances

Pawprintx4 said...

A beautiful card to start off my day. I love the buttercup die and it looks so perfect on this background.
Everyone, enjoy your day,
Stephanie K

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How sweet and delicate!! Love the background and the Buttercup Floral Panel die!!!

Eunice Astle said...

Absolutely beautiful background!!!!

sued99 said...

This is so pretty. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just treated myself to the buttercup panel die set and can’t wait to have a play.
Thank you for your beautiful card with such delicate colours and perfect sentiment too
Marlene O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card!
Thank you for the inspiration.
VĂ©ronique L

Judy Hollers said...

The background is lovely and showcases the buttercup panel beautifully. Hugs.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
The background is beautiful, I would never have thought to emboss the acetate thanks for the idea! Your card s tunning!
Hugs x
Heather T

Beryl said...

Beautiful card. Love the background colours.

BenteS said...

Gorgeous colours:))

lindyloo12Somerset said...

An extremely pretty card!

Rose in Chester said...



Hi Sue,
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

Hugs
Rose

ursula said...

Pretty pretty pretty in such beautiful subtle colours....luv Ursula xx

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone, this is just beautiful, I love the background and the colours so much. Did I get it right that you embossed the acetate background, this is something ive never tried. The flowers are the perfect accompaniment to this background.
Anyway enough waffle on to the next one.
Hugs to all Donna xx

CCM said...

What a beauty! Love your choice of colors, so feminine and delicate. I would never have guessed that the background was acetate because I haver never tried embossing acetate. I will definitely give it a go. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.
Carmen-Dorothy