Saturday, 1 October 2011

My Love Affair With Black And Cream Continues!

Morning all!  How about this for black and cream simplicity?  Those are two of my favourite colours for card making.  I just think they are so regal and elegant together.  I have used the Grand nestibilities in the scalloped squares as a card back and the Grand square with the edgeability insert to give the background card a bit of interest.  I then used the grand oval dies and cut the shape, left the card in the die and ran it through our Flourish  embossing folder with one very important change.  You cannot close the folder as the die may cut into the top of the folder.  You need to place your card onto one side of your folder, add your tan mat on top and then a few pieces of card as a shim, then the Creative Expressions embossing plate (not the pink plate that comes with your Grand Calibur) and then run it through your machine.  When you do this in this manner, you get that lovely little edge on your die that does not get embossed and acts as a frame for your die cut piece.  I cut a faux nestie to add a mat and I pierced all the way around it.  The frame was cut from Labels twenty two and raised for emphasis with foam mounting pieces..  I finished the piece with a spiral flower cut from cream felt, black vintage ribbon tied into a messy bow and a couple of black decorative pins.  A true Spellbinders card through and through.  Hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x

60 comments:

Maryann said...

No I don´t like it, I LOOOOOOVE it ha ha ha. It´s gorgeous Sue and again you´ve made a masterpiece here. It is so elegant and can be used for absolutely any occation, I can think of.
Happy World Cardmakingday everyone, please have lots of fun today.

Soo said...

Thanks for the description on embossing after die cutting - I'll definitely be trying that soon!

Jan said...

I adore it. It's stunning xx Jan

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
You're definitely adding to my crafty wish list with your samples. I so want to try that embossing technique. I wonder if you can adapt it to use the Cuttlebug rather than the GC.
Take care and Love and Light as always.
Suz x

marg said...

Oh Sue !
Thats absolutely beautiful....I really love the embossing, and the flower, and the ribbon ..in fact all of it !
and thanks for explaining, really helps me
Love marg

cotnob said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, you are so right black and cream just look so elegant together. Thanks for the tip about embossing and die cutting. Look forward to seeing your next creation.
Pauline
x

scrapper said...

Can't keep up these days!! Love the elegance of this card - just need some elegant friends to send it to!
Don't know how your new giveaways are going to work - its difficult to get a 100 comments when every day there is a new card.
Love your enthusiasm - it is infectious and keeps me at my cardmaking.

Rita said...

Magnificent card Sue. All the elements add up to a perfect card, and the colours are beautiful together. Hugs Rita xx

Joanne K said...

A very stylish card. Love it all x

Ang said...

Stunning card, I just love the simplicity of it. The contrasting colours give such beautiful results

Sandra F said...

It's stunning Sue.

Sarpreet said...

lol, we love your love affairs with various colours and colour combinations. This is stunning. And so beautiful

Clai01 said...

Another lovely card, the colours match very nicely, thanks for sharing your tips Sue, reading them is almost as good as watching you demo on C and C !

Christine said...

FABULOUS Sue, another die (Labels 22) to add to my ever growing wish list.
I love your colour scheme.
Hugs
Christine xx

Cheryl said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE IT!

Debbie said...

Hi Sue, you never fail to impress with your amazing creations.Love the colours.Love Debbie x

Tina said...

oh my this is beautiful...love the shapes and details...lovely

Tina

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card. When I've used this method for the embossing folders I've found that if you use the cutting plate as the base instead of the grey base place you don't need any shims-it's always worked for me on thick and thin card.

Eileen x

Trololo2 said...

Beautiful Sue. I love your cards. When are having a workshop? Hopefully soon.
Kate

Fiona said...

Stylish is the word that comes to mind !

PaulaB said...

Hi Sue

Thanks for taking the time to share this with us on such a lovely day. Love the simplicity and elegance of the card.

PaulaB

Wellington said...

Elegant...simply elegant...

Kazbomps said...

Love this colour combination. Very classic and clean. Karen x

Kazbomps said...

Love this colour combination. Very classic and clean. Karen x

KimberleyG said...

GREat colour combo; it adds a lot of elegance. I love your embossing on that layer and how you kept the edge around it. Flower, ribbon and pin combo is beautiful.

Kim said...

Such a beautiful card, really striking, truly stunning. Love it :)

Vanessa said...

I agree with you about the colour combination. You always amaze me with the ideas you come up with. Fantastic. xx

Uta said...

A wonderful card to say "Thank you!". Great.

Hugs, Uta

Christine B. said...

Wow Sue don't know how you keep coming up with all these brilliant ideas. Another stunning card. Hugs x ChrisB

Bee and Dee said...

Beautiful card Hugs Bee

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Elegant, regal, beautiful running out of superlatives. Thank you.
Sue

Papercraft By Carole said...

Truly beautiful card!! Cxx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is lovely.

Crafty mop said...

Hi sue lovely lovely lovely the black and white look fab together . Thanks for sharing Mandy

Hellma said...

What a very classy card sue love the black and cream.

PaulineC said...

It certainly is very elegant. I just love the rose with the black ribbon and hat pins.

Bernie said...

This is So Elegant!!!! Love everything about it. Thanks for explaining the embossing because one look and wanted to know How did she do that?! Beautiful!
Blessings Bernie

Rufus said...

Love the black and cream!
R/

Lynne in NI said...

What a beatiful card ... I'm definately gonna try your embossing technique!

Anonymous said...

How do you come up with something different EVERY time? Your work is truly inspiring! x
Barbara Daines

Anonymous said...

How do you come up with something different EVERY time? Your work is truly inspiring! x
Barbara Daines

DEBBIE said...

HI SUE
LOVELY CARD STANDS OUT
FROM DEBBIE

Hazel said...

Love this one, the embossing is wonderful. Hazel

starcyl said...

So very stylish and yes black and cream does really work well.
Jenny x

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous. Julia xxx

Carole said...

This card is everything...stylish, sophisticated, elegant. I'm a big black and white and also white on white fan to in my cardmaking. The embossing on this one really lifts it and the flower is beautiful, Carole x

Anonymous said...

love it sue, we need you more and more on create and craft,, all your cards are gorgeous hugs julie uk
julielazenby@ymail.com

LellyJelly said...

What a stunning combinatione. I'm more of a suares and rectangle person but love the way the flourish embossing folder stands out on the oval.
What a shame scrapper doesn't have any elegant friends!!! LOL!!!

Sheila H said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card.I experimented last night to do the embossing on the oval panel.Such a simple idea but amazing results..... Keep them coming.... xxxx

Vee said...

Exquisite. I don't have the GC but you are certainly making me think twice about getting it.

Chloe's Nan said...

A very classy card!

Barbara Phillips said...

Fantastic card, very elegant. Love the felt flower and those swirls are fab. CE embossing folders are definitely the best.

Mimi said...

This is a very sweet and elegant card. Love the flower a usual perfect, lol. Great job!!! Mimi

violetclouds said...

I really like the way you have offset the oval shape on this, its such a simple idea but usually everything is so symmetrical! I also like the way you have experimented and found a way to emboss but keep the blank edge. I have a cuttlebug not a grand caliber but I am sure that this technique should translate, its just a question of getting the right thickness

Neha Jain said...

i just loved it

miislucky said...

I love the offset and the elegance of the card. Love the bow and flower/pins together they really top it off. Mimi

Jenny said...

Hi Sue wow stunning card again love the black and cream. Lots of love Jenny.

Sue Clarke said...

Another first class card - I remeber seeing it on C&C - just wondered how you did the edgability scallops on mthe edge of the square without cutting it all the way to the end - Thanksm -m Sue Clarke

craftylisa said...

hi sue

i just love black and cream very on trend

lisa x

Агрум said...

interesting card. Asymmetry