Monday, 31 October 2011

A Card From Nature

Hi blog friends!  If you don't have a great deal of time, this is the card for you to make.  It only  uses a small bit of decorative paper as an accent so you don't have to part with too much of your treasured stash. I really liked the autumnal colours to this piece of paper.   I cut a decorative edge into it with the edgeabilities for some added interest then matted it with black card.  The focal piece is simply the Spellbinders  Fleur de Lis Rectangles cut out of black in the largest size.   I stamped my sentiment on white card and cut it out with the next size of the same die set.  I left a bit of space to the right and stamped my ivy down the side while the piece was still in the die.  I also used the die as an edge to make stitch marks around the focal element with a fine tipped black pen.  I embossed the top of the background card with the leaf mask and then wrapped my frilly edged ribbon around it and made a bow.  I added some of the moss green vintage ribbon to give the card a bit more colour.  Topped it with a wood button, a piece of jute tied through it and a few decorative stick pins.  I layered up the piece on a larger piece of white with a pierced edge to it and finished it with a mat of black for balance.  It sounds like a lot of work but it was a very quick card to complete.  Give it a try if you are in a pinch!  All for now, Sue x

50 comments:

Linby said...

This is just lovely, fab colours.
Linbyx

Sandra said...

Love this card Sue,as always it's stunning
Sandra x

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful and the sentiment is so wonderful.

Hugs, Uta

Crafty mop said...

That spotty paper is fab as a background another great card . Mandy x

Fiona said...

Lovely card - the ivy gives a nice accent.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card, suitable for many occasions. Appreciate your daily posts. Unfortunately can still only comment as anonymous

Edwina

Julia Watts said...

Lovely. Julia xx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card-Love the colours. The fleur-de-lis die are stunning.

Eileen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a very beautiful card, love the ivy and the sentiment, must try this one...Regards, Anne R x

Anonymous said...

I love the fleur-dis-lis dies and the way you have used them in this card is stunning, as always a lovely card Sue thanks for the inspiration again. I always look forward to your blogs and you amaze me with your ideas thanks for taking the time to share them with us
Heather x

Vie Carter said...

wonderful colour combo - will try this myself

Vie Carter
x

Clai01 said...

The spotty paper is really nice to fit the theme of the card , ie nature, really great colours to match it, love it!

lilygee said...

Love green and those cute buttons and the sentiment is beautiful. xx
lilygee

Christine said...

Super colour choice Sue and nice to see you doing'easy' Fab bow as usual and love the Fleur de Lys Dies.
Hugs
Christine xx

Rita said...

Fabulous Card Sue. Those dies make such wonderful cards. Hugs Rita xxxx

Lynne said...

Love the latest card. Keep up the good work.
Best wishes
Lynne in Spain

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely card Sue!

craftycarol said...

OOOHHH Sue I love this card,The colours go lovely together. In particular I like the fance square well done.
Carol x

Lynne said...

Very, very stricking, Lynne x

scrapper said...

Love the colour contasts and a great way to use up those scraping bits of paper. The black and white really makes the colour green stand out

Jackie D said...

A sentiment says so much but simply, a lovely card Sue, thank you

PaulineC said...

It is very effective and ivy is one of my favourite plants.

craftypixie said...

Very eye catching, i love it
Wendy x

Missmizog said...

Lovely card again Sue. Hope you dont mind will be giving this a go.
Sue

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another wonderful card Sue! It's stunning as always.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great card.

Sarpreet said...

a stunning card, love the layout, and use of pattern paper. Gorgeous.

KimberleyG said...

Very nice!

Splashbunny said...

Lovely card, the colours are fab. specially like the sentiment.
hugs
zahreen
xxx

Sandra F said...

Lovely card. Love the colours

Maryann said...

Such a wonderful card Sue, and you have just used my all times favorit doe here too he he he. I love that one, and it´s just as great for a simple daily card and for a bigger celebration card, just awesome and so is your card here.

Fuchsia said...

Absolutely fantastic card !

Lorraine said...

this is stunning sue love it xx

Barbara Phillips said...

Lovely card Sue!!!

julie said...

you always do it sue, make the most lovely cards, thats why you have sell outs on c&c all the time, and because you show us from start to end thanks sue hugs julie x
julielazenby@ymail.com

missybossy65 said...

Wowee! A fabulous card :0) love it!!!

Jackie said...

Fabulous card Sue

Rachel Fisher said...

Absolutely stunning - the colours are just beautiful!

Lindyloo said...

Love the style of this card. The mixture of soft petals in the edgeabilities with the ironwork of the matts makes for a very striking card. I love to mix 'textures' even this simply. Stunning. However I have one 'sorry':- not sure of colour scheme. But I can't love everything, can I. You're still my favourite! (major sucking up now. lol..) regards Linda

Carole said...

This is beautiful Sue, really stylish and I so love the way you tie the ribbons on your cards :)

The Craft Boutique said...

I love this card I have this die from the pick of the week.
Chris

Sue said...

Love this card, simple but great. TFS

Sue C

craftingforthehalibut said...

loving the green!

Craftypurpledragon said...

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

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that this is a quickie card, unless you are a magician.LOL Beautiful!
Elaine

nancyd said...

Great card Sue have been watching you for years on c&c and have seen your style change, really love the spellbinders and love you'r demo's

nancyd said...

love this card Sue have been watching for years on C&C and have seen your style change, really love your cards with spellbinders recorded all your shows with pick of the day watch them often for inspiration. nancyd x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, you have done it yet again, stunning n still very creative just as ever. looking forward to seeing you back on the telly next month.
June x

ambretteir8 said...

Hi sue What a beautiful card I just love the colors and love the way you have used fleur-dis-lis dies just simply stunning again. Such a talented lady.

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