Wednesday 7 December 2022


Hi crafters!  Today's card was a bit of an experiment, but I liked the way it turned out!  I used Jamie Rodger's Glossy Glaze on the background.  I used Daydream Yellow and Orange Flame Glossy Glazes to create the background.  I applied the orange to the top of the card and the yellow glaze to the bottom of the card, then used a brush to blend the two together in the middle of the card.  I set it aside to dry completely.  I cut the Because sentiment from the Just Because die set in both white and black.  I shadowed the sentiment then glued it to the top of the card.  I cut out the rest of the sentiment from one of our Wordie sheets and added it with mounting foam.  I cut one from from the Pierced Layered Flowers in white, added the outline in white and finished it with a black centre.  I attached it under the sentiment and added a couple of leaves.  I used the Bauble Branch cut in black and added it as an accent stretching down the card.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  8 1/2"  in size.  All for now, Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such amazing colouring with the glaze, this is something that I really struggle with, when I see someone doing it, I think I can do that, but las mine is a right mess, so have given up trying but I greatly admire this sample.

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

Steph Cotterill said...

Such powerful words, words we've all used at one time or another for whatever reason. Beautiful just beautiful xxxx said...

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

dj from kettering said...

Such a stunning card!! Love the colour.

Doreen x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Maybe something a bit different for Valentines Day.
B xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
The background colours are amazing and I do love your sentiment dies. Take care everyone x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card the glazes look lovely.

Barbara V

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A fabulous card, I love the glazed background & fabulous sentiment. Yvonne xx

karenlotty said...


Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Wednesday everyone x
Wow. That amazing background looks like a beautiful sunset, it’s stunning. My experimenting is never that successful. Love the words on this card. A few words that say so much.
Take care one and all x
Sending you all positive thoughts x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a gorgeous creative offering. Lovely for an anniversary greeting. Take care and stay warm everyone. Bx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love that background colour but the best thing for me is the way you have used the dies. I know you try very hard to make sure that your Christmas dies can be used all year round and this card demonstrates that to perfection.


Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh Wow. This is really striking ... But I like it. It looks simple but very powerful at the same time. I love the colour schemes too. Thankyou Sue .
Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds
Please stay safe and well 🙏 everyone.

Anonymous said...

Dear sue your exsperiiment is very beautiful with a strong and beautiful sentiment one that can be used over and over agin thank you sue for sharing your gift with usxxxstay safe and warm my friends JUNE HOROCKS xxxxxx

Marion Scott said...

A beautiful card Sue and I love the sentiments
Marion S x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A beautiful and different type of post. Love everything about this one particularly its simplicity...

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the background looks amazing and the sentiment is so heartfelt x this would be perfect for hubby's valentine card x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Scottydog said...

I just wish my experiments turned out like this beauty. Colours are sunset & autumnal, very striking. Thank you Sue.

Anonymous said...

Striking background Sue. WakeyL

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Oh yes yes yes love it looks stunning.
Owlish Xx

Hellma said...

Really nice card, i fine orange and yellow really hard to work with but you make it look amazing

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simply stunning card, your experiment with the glossy glazes has resulted in a beautiful background for your sentiment and I love the bauble branch accent

Love and hugs to everyone

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A very successful experiment I think, don’t you? Looks great. Nice vibrant colours for the delicate flower to sit on.

Love Helen xxx

BucksGirl said...

Hi Sue - I love the glossy glazes and this is no exception! Beautiful… Colleen xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card and I love the vibrant colours.
Kath x

Marie P' from Longridge said...

A beautiful card Sue especialy as I have also been experimenting with yello and orange with some nice and some terrible lol. I wish I had the gloss to use over them but hadn't at that time known about it. I will buy some soon if I don't forget
I love the way they have turned out for you.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Marie P.


CCM said...

This card is certainly a show stopper! Love the vibrant colors, the design; love everything about it. An experiment that resulted in this gorgeous background perfect for this sentiment.

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

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a day I’ve had regarding my internet I’m hoping it’s now put right! Todays card is absolutely stunning!
Hugs x
Heather T

sued99 said...

Stunning card. X

Eunice Astle said...

This card looks like a sunrise Sue, beautiful!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Simplicity at it’s best.
I love everything about this beautiful card
Marlene O

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the background xx Hazel

Maria said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, gorgeous background.Must have a play to
make some myself after all the x-mas cards are done and sent,
haven't the stamp prices gone up ? £ 29 for the Europa cards
to send. Now I got the UK ones left to do. Stay warm
Maria x

ursula said...

Absolutely stunning, so so beautiful, that background just cheers one up, especially with this dismal weather...luv Ursula xx

Judy Hollers said...

This card is fabulous. There are so many people to whom I would love to send a card like this! The colors and dies that you have used make this a stunning card! Hugs.