Saturday, 22 October 2011

Holly Accents!















Hi there everyone!  This is what I call my "holding hands" card because the holly accent pieces interlock together on the sides and the top and bottom.  I have cut six of them and linked them all together to get the background for this fun card.  The really fun thing, though, is that you can get an entirely different look from these same dies if you just turn them a quarter of a turn and do the same thing.  They interlock that way too!  Cards are never boring with Spellbinder dies, are they?  I added  a piece of the black crochet ribbon  top and bottom, which I put over some cream card to help it stand out a bit.  For both the top and bottom pieces, I cut one of the accent pieces from the Ironworks set and centred on the ribbon and added a fancy black button.  The focal sentiment was stamped on to the round Ironworks die and then mounted atop the picot edge circle which I cut out of black card.  I pierced around the edge and matted and layered with coordinating colours to complete the card.  Totally easy card for anyone who wants to give it a go!  All for now, Sue x

36 comments:

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful! Love, Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. You are an inspiration.

Clai01 said...

The shades of green look great together along with the holly, i have this die , so will give the card a go, thanks for posting the details.

marg said...

Sue! this elegant and I love the way you have used different shades of green. Now I must see if my Dies can come anywhere near this design.
love Marg

JULIEMCRANE said...

Love it, green is my favourite colour.
Its beautiful.

Julie x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue

Love the colour of this card and the effect of the interlocking holly accents.

Eileen x

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card.

issy said...

Beautiful work... it looks really complicated,
Such inspiration. Thank you


issy

Kate's Cards said...

Love the mellow shades of green used in this piece.

Sue said...

You would not really know that this was made using a holly die, which means it has many uses all year round. Love the colour. I liked the green card you made the other day when you changed the green in the demo to the made option it was nice and bright but not too bright, I am sure you know what I mean. Love the ribbon extra.

Sue C

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card.

Gill said...

Lovely card, what an inspirational way to use the dies.

KimberleyG said...

What a novel idea! Pretty card.

Sandra said...

Stunning card Sue
Sandra x

Jenny, said...

Great card & don't those colours go so well together.

Papercraft By Carole said...

Absolutely beautiful. Cxx

PaulineC said...

I love the way you link these dies. Very clever and lovely effect. I also really like the black lace.

Liz said...

lovely card and stunning colour, thanks for sharing

dutchess said...

Hi Sue....I am definitely going to try to make a card like this it is wonderful and I now have my holly accent s so away I go thank you for your inspiration hugs Margaret

bhavana said...

Hi, what a spectacular card, so wonderful!! I will check your blog to get inspiration!! Thank you so much!!

Barbara Phillips said...

Bought the Holly dies due to seeing one of your cards on C&C. I loved the way you interlink them and mix and match with other dies.

Lorraine said...

this is stunning sue i do love the rich green in this one and those dies are delish im so jealous lol thanks for sharing xx

Lindyloo said...

I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank you Sue for all your hard work, your cards are inspiration to us all. On C&C a while ago, you mentioned to Loen that you have never received any awards for your work, so, with your permission, I would like to give you my STAR award for tv personality and creative inspiration ***** (5star-The Best) You always make me smile and keep me glued to the tv. I am sure all your followers feel the same. Thank you so much

miislucky said...

very pretty, love the green! Great job Sue! Mimi

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card Sue
regards
Janet Babar

iReneM said...

That's a clever idea to interlock the die-cuts.
Makes me wish I had more spellbinder dies, lol

x

Carole said...

Beautiful card Sue..what more can I say! Carole x

lilygee said...

Love green - makes me feel cheery - such beautiful dies - have recently bought them but not used them yet - a very festive feel to this one.xx
Lilygee

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I have all the dies you used for this one so feeling very inspired to give it a go.
Love and Light.
Suz x

Maryann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue. I love this card here, like everything else, you´re making LOL. This is just sooo elegant and can be used for just any occation, you might need a card for. Lovely lovely work and wonderful colors too.

Anonymous said...

This card is lovely, I made one up this pm similar where I linked the pieces together to make border for DL card, that was pieces from ironworks dies
Ruth ( Glos'shire)

Jan said...

Your choice of colour always makes me think wow. The previous card was fantastic but this one is gorgeous. Wish I had your know how.love them

missybossy65 said...

OMG this is amazing!!! I love it! All of your cards are fab but this one is definitely one of my favourites :0) Ali x

Rufus said...

Great card and I love your name for it!
R/

scrapper said...

Love the way you've linked the holly accents and the outcome is great.
Like the colours, like the card

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colours of this one and how you have linked the holly accents together.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X