Thursday 27 April 2023

To A Dear Friend

Hello crafters!  I selected a caught in crystal piece from my background stash to use as the background for today's card.  I used Crystal Tints to create the background.  It used Lime Peridot, Pure Amethyst and Blue Aquamarine Crystal Tints.  I applied them randomly to a piece of acetate, then used my finger to move them around and fill up the sheet, then I covered them with a piece of scrunched up tissue paper and set it aside to dry overnight.  I cut the Poinsettia Scalloped Border in white and added it to the bottom of the card.  I added a thin strip of the background to the top of it.  I cut the Jocelyn die in white and cut it in half and added it as the back piece to the focal element.  I added the Priscella die cut in white on top of it.  I cut a centre rectangle and glued the To A Dear Friend sentiment to it which I cut in black.  I made a single flower using the Pinwheel Florals and added some Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz to the base of the flowers before adding the top decorative piece to it.  I cut the Magnolia Corner in white and used it as a leafy accent for the flower.  The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 3/4"  x  8 3/4"  in size.  All for now, Sue x 

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all wilsonettes, another gorgeous card, although for me personally I keep looking at the background rather than the white panels, so I would perhaps have a lighter or subtle background, but that is my choice Sue I am not criticising you at all. Any of my friends would love to receive a card like this.

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

Morning Sue.
Wow that is a beauty, I agree with June
I am drawn to the background, it is beautiful thank you.
Take care Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Although I'd have chosen a different background colour (personal choice as I've never been a fan of anything green) the choice of dies cut in white look absolutely beautiful.
Hope our family are doing well, and as healthy as can be. Sending love to all that visit today xxx

Marion Scott said...

A gorgeous card Sue, the caught in crystal background is stunning
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Due,

Lovely card. Love caught in crystal background. Very lacy looking.

Barbara V

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card with beautiful die cuts and a really gorgeous background. The caught in crystal technique always looks great but these colours of crystal tints look spectacular.

Love Helen xxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. As well as blue ... green is also another of my favourite colours ... so yes today's card suits me very well. And I love the trellis border.. I have this one and I must use it more. So thankyou for the inspiration Sue. Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today. Please stay safe and well 🙏. Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds.

Sue please forgive me if you don't see my posts for the next few weeks. I am writing this post on our way to the airport to my lovely favourite place in Turkey. If I can get some Internet I will look in. I hope so because I hate to miss anything.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very regal looking card today. I love the background & Poinsettia Scalloped Border. Yvonne xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and gorgeous background.
B xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is another beautiful card thank you Sue I must get that border die it is lovely. Hugs to all that visit today x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a very striking card today, the background really makes the white pop. Take care everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

any friend of mine would be over the moon to receive this beautiful card the background colour can be changed to your choice i’m a green girl my name
was OBrian the dies are great stay safe my friends june Horrocks xxxx



BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue and all. I love caught in crystal so this is a winner for me! Beautiful! Colleen xx

dj from kettering said...

A stunning card today, I am another who loves
green, so this is just for me.

Have a great break, Ann, hope you can pop on
sometime while you are away.

Doreen x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Happy Thursday everyone x
Oh this card is a piece of me! It is breathtakingly stunning. I absolutely love the caught in crystal technique. This background is striking and with the dies cut in white they really pop. All of my friends would be delighted to receive this work of art, as would I x
I have my own stash of caught in crystal backgrounds waiting patiently til I get back into the crafty saddle. At the moment my activity levels are pretty low, which is incredibly frustrating. Hey ho 🙄
Take care everyone x
Sending positive thoughts to all x
Crafty hugs x
Yvonne x

Princess Pixie! said...

Meant to say Ann - hope you have a lovely time away x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card and sentiment Sue xx Hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
See now I'm the opposite I'm drawn to the white as it's very white so I think this is another fantastic card loving it.
Owlish Xx

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue, love the background

Ann hope you have a wonderful time, Turkey my fave destination too

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful mix of old and new dies and the caught in crystal background is stunning

Have a lovely holiday Ann

Love and hugs to everyone

Steph Cotterill said...

Have a safe journey and a fabulous few weeks in the sun, have heard its pretty hot out there at the moment (you lucky lass) amazing food, stunning beaches and relaxation what more apart from Internet do you need xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x the background is amazing x the dies you have used are some of my favourites and look absolutely beautiful x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love today's card. The stunning background really makes the white die cuts stand out and I love the little corsage on the right hand side.


sued99 said...

Stunning card. I love the green background. X

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Beutiful card Thd green caught in crystal background is gorgeous and the dies you've used are all so detailed and very pretty

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, green is definitely my favourite colour so I love everything about this fabulous card.
Marlene O

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, apologies for such a late comment. A most attractive card, I love the background but for me the foreground is a little busy, I do like it though.


Scottydog said...

Yes, I’m drawn to that beautiful background. Thank you Sue.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card! The background, dies used and colours are beautiful!
Hugs x
Heather T