Friday, 11 November 2011

Black and Brown Elegance











Hi bloggers!  I hope this one isn't too dark for you as I seem to have moved from my green phase into one that is using quite a bit of brown lately.  Although this card was made a while ago, I just realised that I hadn't posted it until now.  I really like decorative papers that have patterns that are very muted, tone on tone and that is what I picked for this card.  I really like the black and brown together, although, I would imagine it isn't every ones cup of tea.  I have used the scallop edge and the heart insert edgeabilities for the four horizontal borders on the card.  The focal element was created using the heart square and the Samantha Walker Blossom tag die and just stamping my sentiment in the centre.  I did a tiny bit of inking around the edge to frame it.  You would never guess it's my card with the ginormous bow, huh? LOL   I really like the black organza rose in the middle and the decorative stick pins to complete it.  Whatcha think?  All for now, Sue x

104 comments:

starcyl said...

I love it, I like dark cards they are very stylish. I really like the rose it takes the whole thing up a notch and moves it away from sombre.
Jenny x

Susanne said...

It´s georgeous!!! I like how you embellish the dies together... Hugs Susanne

Jan said...

WOW wonderful card Sue. Isn't it funny how most of us have phases! I no I do. Have a good weekend xx Jan

baa-me-chick said...

I like it!!!!! xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Sue, another stunning card. The rose and pin are certainly the finishing touches. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Elaine L said...

Not as keen on the darkness maybe (although don't dislike) but do love the way you have done the bow with the crinkly and vintage ribbon together with the rose on the top. I do think that it all comes together lovely.
Elaine

Julia Watts said...

Stunning Card, Sue. Love, Julia xxx

WencheP said...

This is gorgeous! Love the big bow and the colors are fabulous.

-Wenche

Carole said...

This is a card after my own heart! Whilst I love muted pinks etc, I also love browns, especially this time of year. I can see why people are sceptical about black - personally I love the drama of it, but find I have to really tone it down in cards I make for people or sell at craft fairs. Oity. The bow is gorgeous..as always with your cards Sue! Carole xx

sandra(misty) said...

Love the gorgeous card fantastic flower and bow

Chloe's Nan said...

Another lovely creation Sue, love the organza rose / bow / pin combination. The edgabilitie dies are a nice touch too xx

Sandra F said...

It's lovely. Love the bow

DI said...

It's my cup of tea love it.

Stampersue said...

I love the colours - so elegant. Another great creation Sue. Thanks for sharing.

Stampersue
X

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue I like your brown phase very classy. Lots of love Jenny L

Uta said...

A wonderful card again. I love the big bow and this colour combination.

Hugs, Uta

Maggie said...

A lovely vintage feel card Sue love black and brown combos - another great card thanks for sharing :-)

Maggie H

Anonymous said...

A lovely card and a most appropriate one to post today.
Frances

Anonymous said...

I like the use of the heart shaped edgebillities and nestabillities ,it is a romantic style card , can be used for friend , anniversary and engagement even wedding if you change the colour. another winner sue x Yvonne

missybossy65 said...

Not too dark for me, I love it! Ali x

Maggie said...

Wow Wow this card is stunning, love the ribbons, flower punched edges, infact love everything about the card. How was the flower made??
Maggie

Lynne M said...

The use of the patterned background paper takes the card from sombre to extremely stylish. The bows and flower are a departure though ( he he) Love the use of the edgeabilities. Great card!!! lol Lynne M

lilygee said...

Good Morning to everyone - Those colours are wonderful together with the muted papers - gives the card richness - and the bow and organza rose look fab - love it.
lilygeexx

Rita said...

Just my colours Sue. I love this card. Fabulous Creation. Hugs Rita xxx

Crafty mop said...

Love the colours sue it's certainly my cup of tea stunning card .Mandy x

Rocky said...

I love black when used with one other colour, crisp and elegant.

Anonymous said...

A very stylish and sophisticated card as usual. I am loving the brown on black theme.
Hugs Amanda xx

Elizabeth said...

Stunning card, Sue. The colour combination is lovely and that bow/flower embellishment is just gorgeous. Elzabeth x

Jane thorne said...

WOW, love, love, love it how stunning is this card these colours look amazing together absolutely adore your creations...

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I love this....it is dark but thats good sometimes.A few classic colours and you have a stylish card.

Julie x

Janet said...

I like the dark colours, and brown has always been a favourite of mine - as my husband!! These days I think there are no 'set' colours that one must use in card making - anything is acceptable - as long as they work well together - and yours always do Sue. Thanks again.

dutchess said...

Hi Sue you are such a tease with your lovely background papers come on tell us what they are! I must say I did like the foundations sets that were on C&C another winner Sue just my type of card take care Margaret

elkearts&crafts said...

Hi Sue, dramatic with elegance. I like the use of the pins.
Elaine J xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as ever Sue. Ann W x

Vie Carter said...

loved this card

black is so on trend

Vie Carter
x

Fiona said...

I think I have similar papers in my scrap box - will have to dig them out!

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
WOW WOW I just think this card is so elegant and sophisticated...it sure makes a change to see dark colours I love it,well done.
Carol x

Fuchsia said...

Lovely Design Sue !

Kate's Cards said...

You said it all in your title Sue! Fab.

Ang said...

Very stylish card Sue, I like it

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Love these colours-a very stylish and elegant card.

Eileen x

Leanne said...

Your cards always have an elegant look.

Becky Dunham said...

Love it! This color combination adds even more elegance. Love the rose and the stick pins and the lacy accents! Just beautiful :)

CraftyMaria said...

Lovely colour combination, am itching to try these as never thought to put these two together. Thanks Sue.

MariaS

Ayelet said...

It's a beautiful and elegant card, I love it!

CraftyLoops said...

I love black and brown together. And love the beautiful papers with the subtle pattern too. That bow is really gorgeous. I love this card. Lee x

Anonymous said...

I love what you have done with the card but the colours are'nt really me

Lorraine said...

wow this is stunning i love browns and coffee colours this looks fantastic sue hun xx

scrapper said...

Love the central bit and the coloured paper but I am still struggling with the edgeabilities!!!

Lindyloo said...

This is pure class. Metaphorically speaking this card is a classy siren; a stylish and extravagant girl.

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, this is stunning.

Marleine said...

Hi Sue. Like the card design although not so keen on the darkness of the brown. You still amaze me with your bows, they're brilliant.

Sheila H said...

Hi Sue,
Just love this colour combination.It is so nice to see something other than pinks etc.It is so versatile for both male and female cards...... More Please.... xxx

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. Colours make it look so elegant.
Sue

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, I think the brown and black work well together and make it look stylish, especially with the black organza rose. Love the dies you have used. Regards, Anne R x

lorraine.b.collett said...

I love brown and black together. A very classy combination.
Lorraine

Vanessa said...

Love the colours Sue.
As for your bows I must look up how you make them as they are fantastic.
Hugs Vanessa xx

craftymum said...

such an elegant card Sue
sarah x

PaulineC said...

Beautiful. I just love the way you put colours together and the way you have with ribbons and bows.

Rachelsmum said...

Lovely card, very Victorian Arts and Crafts. I love how you mix different dies together on your cards, I never think of doing this. xxsue

Anonymous said...

This is amazing....I love black cards x
Barbara Daines.

jollyjoyce said...

You make the most wonderful cards I've ever seen. This one is so elegant. You always pick just the right colours to go together. Beautiful card Sue. - Joyce

violetclouds said...

This is yet another stunning elegant card. The edgeabilities really complement the nestie, and I love the way that organza ribbon subtly alters the black bow, lifting it so that it isnt sombre or dark. I have just been trying to analyse the way you have used the borders so the ones at the top & bottom are just the width of that layer, and the middle ones are the width of the card. Its really intriguing, cos as well as that, it looks like you have just wrapped ribbon around to make the vertical stripes, yet the whole design works without it looking cluttered!

Judith said...

Love the black and brown - my cards are going through that phase! - very stylish

Gillian WILSON said...

Sue I do need to get my daily fix and this is another stunner.Is there any colour combos you can't get to work?

Filip Maxim said...

lovely card ,love the silky rouse so elegant...

Frea said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant!! Hugs, Frea

sandra riley.. said...

Oh Sue what a lovely combination of colours, the ribbon bow sets it off a treat, think I will give this combination a go!
Huge hugs
Sandra

KimberleyG said...

I love those black pins.

Vee said...

i like the tonal values on this one. definitely not too dark. fab job.

Kimberly said...

Oh i love the combo of colors...very elegant. Your bow and pins look fantastic..tfs
www.justwordz.ca

Rufus said...

great combination of dies and that ribbon bow/rose is lovely!
R/

Luanne said...

beautiful card! love the layers and the punched borders. very beautiful ribbon

Clai01 said...

That's a really pretty bow Sue, it looks really good on the card, in those colour combos, really nice card, thanks for posting it.

Claire-Louise said...

Love the colours, and the bow makes it amazing.

Anonymous said...

I love this card Sue it is not too dark it is elegant
Heather x

Jackie D said...

I think many have said my thoughts - it's not dark it's elegant. I've been playing with borders and getting some super results

love from Jackie D

DEBBIE said...

SUE THIS CARD IS LOVELY

Ciacchina said...

questa card è molto raffinata, anche se l'accostamento di questi 2 colori non è molto nelle mie corde...

Maryann said...

Pure elegance here, that´s for sure. It´s just gorgeous Sue.

Barbara Phillips said...

Very striking and rich card, like brown and black but would never have put them together on a card.Lots of inspiration and ideas on this blog.

Carol S. said...

Elegance is definately the word I would use. Also classy suits this rich card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Elegance and classy are the words to describe this gorgeous card. Hugs Carol S.xx

Агрум said...

WOW wonderful card

Helen said...

OMG!!! please can you send this one too meee! for my birthday in January (its the 15th LOL), this is up there with my favorites xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another gorgeous card! I love the colour combination and the bow and rose embellishment finishes if off beautifully.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

jane said...

Black and brown together always look nice, you always put so much work into each card the finishing touchers make all the difference.

Jane xx

bhavana said...

another beautiful card! you are truly amazing!

Carole RB said...

Wonderful card!

pamela said...

I love how you have used both the colours.

Anonymous said...

Dont know how you get so many different ideas love this one as well
MissD

Jackie Ginger said...

I love this card. The colours work really well, and I would never have guessed it was made by you with that wonderful bow on it LOL xxxx

Kimbo said...

Stunning card - the dark colours are very effective

shells-crafts said...

Oh sue. Your cards are truly amazing. No wonder your heading towards 2000 followers. This is beautiful.

Sue said...

I am a bit behind in my comments. But beautiful card.

Sue C

miislucky said...

I like this brown it's really nice! Love the pins they add a nice touch. Mimi

Joanie said...

Not colours I would have thought to put together but they work beautifully. x

Tracy said...

Another beauty - this colour scheme is so classy

Carol D said...

Very Elegant.

Carol xx

smittenstamper said...

love everything about this card.the colour ...the ribbon...etc.love it all.love Wilma.xx

Hellma said...

Another stunningly elegant card, your colour scheme always amazes me.

blingy crafter said...

love the colours an the ribbons bows are great!

Wee Purr said...

fabulous ribbons an bows

CraftyJo said...

So much detail!