Thursday, 13 October 2011

Metallics, Black and Cream Together
























Good morning all!  This card was the result of finding a small piece of unusual ribbon in my craft stash that I just had to use!  I found some decorative paper at a small, but very nice stamp and scrap store near my parents house in Florida.  Again, it was a bit metallic in look, not my usual taste but there was just something about it that caught my eye and it seemed to match my ribbon very nicely.  I used the Lace Doily Motif die to build upon, then added the Holly Motif die.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the small Teardrop Circle Die.  They were all cut out of cream card and layered up to create the focal point for the card.  I tied my bow and added a flower that I made out of cream coloured tulle to the centre of it.  I added some black rhinestone swirlies to the background and two black decorative stick pins.  To balance the card I added a back mat layer of black card and three small black glints to the corner.  A quick and easy card, but I was very happy with the results.  What's your opinion on it?  All for now, Sue x

41 comments:

Sandra said...

Stunning card Sue thanks for the tutorial,
Sandra x

Soo said...

When I saw the card my first thought was luxury! Really lovely.

Sandra F said...

It's stunning Sue.

Maryann said...

An absolutely gorgeous card. I love the metallic look, so this is just in my taste. You did an awesome job on this one here Sue, and it just looks like a million, so gorgeous.

Kate's Cards said...

Doesn't look quick or easy, so mission accomplished!

iReneM said...

Love it! It looks really lush :-)
x

Julia Watts said...

Very Luxurious. I love the flower! Love, Julia xxxx

Rita said...

Stunning card Sue, I love how you do the rhinestone swirlies, can you buy them or do you make them yourself. Hugs Rita xx

Bee and Dee said...

lovely card Hugs bee

Fuchsia said...

Sheer luxury !

Christine said...

Stunning and Gorgeous as always Sue.
Hugs
Christine xx

issy said...

Superb use of spellbinders, Stunning work

issy

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
This looks so elegant. Love the metallic and the ribbon.
Sue

KimberleyG said...

Pretty paper and ribbon. Still loving the swirls and pins.

Gill said...

Lovely card as you use the swirls so much I was persuaded to buy some at Ally Pally, now I shall have yo force myself to use them as they are so pretty.

PaulineC said...

Gorgeous. I love the ribbon and the dies go together so well.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. would just love some of that gorgeous decorative paper.

Eileen x

gill said...

Very luxurious looking card

Gill X

Jo said...

Wow it's gorgeous Sue, looks anything but a quick and easy card. Jo x

Uta said...

Your card looks so great.

Rhonda Miller said...

Lovely. I love the gold paper. TFS.

Hellma said...

Stunning card, the paper says pure class to me.

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card.

Lorraine said...

i think it is stunning sue i really love that ribbon and the dies are so beautiful a real beautiful card xx

miislucky said...

This is a stunning card! It says class and beauty. Awesome job! Mimi

Rufus said...

Actually it looks very elegant, not quick and easy.
R/

lilygee said...

That combination of spellbinders looks great and I like the three panelled effect in the background. Thanks for a lovely idea!

Living with M.E said...

love it :)...

Elizabeth said...

Stunning card and with DP that you weren't entirely sure of. The combination of die cuts is lovely and again you've used a very nice sentiment. Elizabeth x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue, the papers you choose always catch my eye, my vote is for a handpicked range , by yourself, love the colours, tones and textures.
another gorgeous intricate designed card, love it !

violetclouds said...

This is another stunning card! Youre clearly showing how effective a limited colour palette can be, and its great to start from the ribbon!! Also, I like that you have the lowest spellbinder as a diamond, instead of lining it up square, and I am sure that mixing the diecuts like this could so easily translate to whatever selection anyone has. Inspired!

Anne said...

I love it! using all the different spellbinders together that really compliment each other and the colours you've used are fab. Another great card Sue Hugs Anne x

Carole said...

Stunning, I love the way you have used the dies; hugs, Carole x

Janet said...

I love the swirly- twirly things you use - they really make a difference

DEBBIE said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
DEBBIE

Barbara Phillips said...

A very elegant and expensive looking card. You really should do a book or DVD on Spellbinders and the many ways to use them.

LellyJelly said...

The cream centrepiece looks so pretty with the metallic. The black 'calms' it down. Very festive.x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning Card Sue! I love the Lace Doily Motif and the Holly Motif Dies and the colours are so striking together.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sue said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the way you found the paper to match the ribbon. Like the blocking too.

Sue C

Pamela said...

There is something about black and gold that oozes elegance

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I love this colour combination I think it would work great for an art deco themed card.
Love and Light.
Suz x