Friday, 21 October 2011

Black and Tan!

Hi everyone, hope your day is starting out well!  This card is a very similar creation to one that I made for the POTW shows last June.  The original one was in black and white, but at the time, I was contemplating using these colours.  Since most of the same dies have returned for the POTD shows, I decided to follow through on my colour choice this time.  I began with the largest size of the Fleur de Lis squares and mounted it so it was diamond in shape.  Then layered up the medium size of the same die so it was offset in the square shape.  I cut the medium size of the Label twenty and used the elegant post dies to "hold" it.  I simply niped off the long ends of the elegant post for this.  Then I stamped my sentiment on one of the fancy tags, did a bit of inking through the die for contrast and cut out another tag in black to use as a shadow.  I simply cut it down the middle lengthways and mounted it outward slightly behind the focal tag.  Since the focal element was colour on colour, I felt it needed a bit of black as a shadow to help it stand out more.  I cut two more of the elegant post dies for the top and bottom corners of the card and cut the top off so it was a straight edge.  I added some of the frilly edged ribbon in the champagne colour and topped it with a black organza ribbon rose and some decorative pins.  I couldn't help finishing the edge with the black PVA glue from Cosmic Shimmer.  This glue really is amazing and the dots are very hard once dry so there isn't a problem if you are posting a card with it.  If you read the blog because of the title and were hoping to see a great big mug of Guiness, I hope you aren't disappointed with the card you got instead! LOL   All for now, Sue x 

39 comments:

Jan said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I have really enjoyed your shows this week.
xx Jan

Julia Watts said...

Much nicer than a pint of Guiness!! Love the colours on this card - so elegant. Actually managed to see you demo this one. Love, Julia xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Because of you I got out all my Spellbinders, ( and there are many ),I following what you said I will run some of them through on copier paper ..then I will try to emulate some of your unusual designs.
Thank you Sue for your inspiration.
Love Marg

Christine said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I have lots of your recorded shows from this week to watch, so pleased you and Spellbinders had a fantastic time with the latest products.
Enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Christine xx

Clai01 said...

Yukk.. i really dislike Guiness, so seeing this card is far better!
The shows were great as were all the examples, hope to buy the PVA glue soon if there is any left?

bhavana said...

once again, you come up trumps!!! Loved all the shows yesterday, got the grand calibur for christmas 2010.... have got some of the large dies and label dies.... loved the way you embossed using an embossing folder using one side only, and with the die still in place!! Love the Black and Gold effect!! Bhavava

Sandra F said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I also enjoyed all your shows over the last couple of days.The demos and cards were stunning. Have a nice weekend.

dutchess said...

hi Sue you just keep excelling yourself!!!! just sitting watching all of yesterdays shows I recorded!!! what a wonderful day of inspiration...you work so hard making those samples thank you I bought lots of stuff and hope to make a few cards based on your inspiration!!! thank you Margaret

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue

Yet another elegant card-like the colour combination and the use of the elegant post dies.

Eileen x

Crafty mop said...

Great card thanks for sharing x

lilygee said...

Hello Sue,

Thanks for another beautiful creation! Love those fleur de lis squares
take care xx

Liz said...

Fantastic card and once again excellent insiration to get the spellbinders out to have a play

julie said...

hi sue i love all your cards, i would love to own all the spellbinders, i think every one would love that, i have a few but just starting out and thats cos i watch you on c & c and that was it, thats was the start,hope its nice being a new granmother, hugs julie xx

julie said...

sorry i forgot to ask my daurghter is 16 on the 4th november can you do me a card please, lol only jokeing now you been asked, i think people don't ask you cos of all demo's you have to do for your job xx

Papercraft By Carole said...

Loving the card - great shows over the past couple of days!! Cxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I love this.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours. Great card as usual.
Sue

PaulineC said...

Great colours. Loving all your shows which I have taped.

Patricia said...

Fantastic card Sue, all your cards are of course.

Loved all the shows and learnt a few more things, thank you.
Now all we need is a DVD with LOTS of Spellbinders ideas please................

Patricia xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue another great card. I have those posts and love them they are so useful. Hugs x ChrisB

Rocky said...

Beautiful card Sue, makes me feel thirsty though!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another gorgeous card Sue! It's lovely seeing cards where you don't have to have an image of something on it, just by using beautiful layering, lovely embellishments and a sentiment makes a stunning card. :)

I have loved watching the shows on C&C, you have really inspired me to use my dies more (only have a few). Thank you so much Sue. :)

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

KimberleyG said...

The picture makes it look black and gold. Very elegant.

Jackie D said...

I've only just found your blog following a comment you made during a show this week - I don't know now which one as I watched them all! You have given me so many ideas but the trouble is there is always another set I NEED to buy! Thank you so much.

Lorraine said...

this is fab sue i love the black behind the tan it really makes it pop out xx

missybossy65 said...

Congratulations on all your shows over the last couple of days - you were, as always, a star!! I am sitting here now watching all the recordings and am surrounded by spellbinders, card and lots of confetti!!! Yet another beautiful card to get the old creative juices flowing :0) Thank you so much, Ali x

Sue said...

Sue, I have loved all the shows you have been on over the last few days, you'll need a rest now.
The card is beautiful as always.

Sue C

Rufus said...

Love the way that you've stacked the dies, looks fantastic!
R/

Jan said...

Lovely card Sue. Your use of dies is amazing you so things that are out of this world and help by sharing with part time crafters like me. Oh to have a pinch of your talent. Thank you for sharing

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Fantastic colours.

Janie said...

Sue your shows mesmerise me .. You are such a talented lady. Thankyou so much fir sharing your talent with us all. X

Sandra said...

Another stunning card Sue x
Sandra x

Barbara Phillips said...

Love the unusual colour scheme. Gorgeous card Sue!!!

Lindyloo said...

Because of you, I have pulled out my Grand calibre and looked at my dies in a new way. I can created some lovely corners from many dies now not just the fancy posts. Thanks again

miislucky said...

Love the colors and lots of spellbinders on this one. Very nice! Mimi

iReneM said...

This is just GORGEOUS

x

Anonymous said...

georgeous card, lovely colour combo!
Ruth B

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I love the sophisticated look of this one.
Love and Light.
Suz x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue i love this card...love the colour combo and the way you use the little dies to create extra flourishes, it has made me look at my dies in a new way. Brilliant shows as always!!
Hugz Lynn x