Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Peaceful Wishes











Good morning all!  This is one of those cards that I had no clue where I was going when I started and really surprised myself when I finished it!  My goal was to use the holiday tag die set, but I didn't want to use it as just a tag.  Dies need to have more that the expected use for me, something that justifies it's use (and expense) more than just the obvious.  I like the tag set but I thought this "tag" would make a nice embellishment cut out of black glitter card as just a star in the sky.  My monochromatic scheme may be a bit boring but  there is something about the sereneness to it that I like.  I sponged in some   background clouds using a torn piece of copy paper and black soot distress ink.  I added some hills of black card that just needed something so black PVA glue got the call!  I stamped the pine tree and cut them out roughly and added a forest to my card.  Stamped the sentiment in black archival, added my star and a tiny black and silver reversible ribbon. The card is matted on white with pearl PVA glue dots then finished with another layer of black.  A bit out of my comfort zone, but fun every once in awhile I think!  All for now, Sue x

108 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the way you have used the tag as a star this is one set of spellbinders I do not own YET ;-) I am up early making christmas cards for charity so you have given me another great idea thanks
Heather x

Sarpreet said...

hi Sue, a stunning scene and monochramtic look. I dont think the sentiment is boring, i think it fits in well with the card. Gorgeous. and the pearls are fab

Anonymous said...

hi sue, a simply stunning card. i love the monochromatic colour scheme. the sentiment echos the peacefulness of the card.
i love the pearls as well.
hugs
amanda x

Eemeli said...

Beautiful! Cas is the style for me and I think it works really great on christmas cards. And the sentiment fits there just the right way.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Jan said...

Love it. Simple but beautiful x

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the colour scheme, it makes and elegant card.great sue.trace x

Julia Watts said...

Really like the black & white. PVA looks cools on the hills! Love, Julia xxx

Elaine L said...

I like the monochromatic effect - it gives the card a sereneness. Anyone would be proud to have that hanging up on their card rack at Christmas.
Elaine x

Jan said...

Wonderful card Sue. xx Jan

Jacqueline941 said...

Beautiful card
Jackie x

Sanbdra F said...

A beautiful card Sue

Lindyloo said...

Oh I don't want to write today, I'm gonna hate myself after, again! Sorry my favourite lady (sucking up again, lol..) but im not sure of this one. (Arghhh, there I said it). I cannot really explain why... I do, however, love the star hanging over the dusk skyline, it truly symbolises the stars journey to bethlehem. Regards and regrets Linda x

Uta said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. It looks so precious.

Hugs, Uta

baa-me-chick said...

Sue, if this is out of your comfort zone......keep it coming!!! I LOVE it! Well done xx

pamela said...

I love black and white cards.

Maryann said...

Another great creation, and sure not to see, that this is outside your comfortzone, that´s for sure. It looks just as awesome as your work alaways do, and I like that it´s kept so simple in the colors too.

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card.

Maggie said...

Monochromatic drama makes an unusual but effective Christmas card and the tag looks great as a star - good idea Sue!

Maggie

Anonymous said...

Another great card ,it is a different style for you but it is very creative and i like it, you give us surprises every day,i am definitely going to try this one as monochromatic is what a lot of people like, thanks Sue x Yvonne

Chloe's Nan said...

I like the monochromatic look Sue, nice idea with the star tag too xx

DI said...

Love monochrome Love this

dutchess said...

Hi Sue wonderful card....how clever you are with the cloudy background I keep trying but have decided I am heavy handed!!! still practise makes perfect and your card certainly is that!...keep em coming Sue take care Margaret

DEBBIE said...

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The Sparkly Fairy said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the pearl dots.

Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

Fiona said...

I love it when you use things I already have!

Takaya said...

maybe I'm boring, but I prefer the classic colors of Chritmas green, white & red...
or maby is because again this card make me sad :P

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue

Really dramatic card and the sentiment suits it perfectly.

Eileen x

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Jenny L said...

Hi Sue I love the Black and White theme. My husband doesn't agree with me he thinks Black should be kept for Sympathy Cards. I told him he was old fashioned.Lots of love Jenny L

Jules001 said...

Absolutely love everything about this card, the colours, the style etc. In a word 'brilliant'


Jules001

Cheryl said...

oh wow just love love this to bits,stunning card beautifully designed hugs cherylx

Soo said...

Really beautiful.

lilygee said...

Hi Everyone. A very nicely composed card with a fitting colour scheme I think - lovely card sue - thanks
lilygeexxx

Fuchsia said...

It Looks very Scenic Sue
Lovely !

Lynne said...

The B/W card is really something. I haven't seen the holiday die set but am impressed. I haven't done any crafting since March but am hoping to get back into it.
Best wishes.
Lynne in Spain

bhavana said...

Love the Card, so not you, but it works!

Crafty mop said...

Fab card sue love the colours it looks so elegant . Mandy x

Elaine said...

Black Snow ?
I would never have made it black
but it works ...... it realy does !!
Simple card ...big impression.
Well Done Sue
Regards Elaine

Craftychris said...

This card is brilliant, the black and white is very simple and clean.

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Vie Carter said...

so so elegant

thank you Sue

Vie Carter
x

Sue said...

Great use of the tag as the star, love the little bow on to. Really like your hills and clouds, not too dark. Lovely card.

Sue C

Anonymous said...

A truly beautiful, serene card. Well done Sue
Ann W

Anonymous said...

Another great black and white card, looks so classy.
xxx Janet Babar

Carol S. said...

Elegant and simple. Love the black dots. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynne M said...

Love the monochrome look. Another winner. Lol Lynne M

Becky Dunham said...

Very lovely Sue! This really is very peaceful! I love the star and especially the fussy cut trees :)

KimberleyG said...

Very nice. I didn't think you could use just trees to make a nice card, but now I see you can.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is beautiful.

Janet said...

I love that one, its on my list to try already!!!

LellyJelly said...

Not boring at all, beautiful card.x

scrapper said...

This is a FABULOUS card - love it love it love it great to get out of your comfort zone?????????
Let's have more of it then!

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, WOW amazing what you can do with these two colours and it is not boring, just beautiful.
Thanks. MariaS

Kate's Cards said...

Nice!!

PaulineC said...

This is great.I particularly like the tag and the way you have done the clouds.

Clai01 said...

Black snow is a bit of a surprise ! not sure i would have have thought of that, it looks good on this type of card though , maybe i would have kept the snow white and topped it with white PVA pearls.

starcyl said...

You could have made this with me in mind, it's just about perfect.
Jenny x

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful card. Anyone would be so proud to send this and how would you feel to receive it.
Sue

jane said...

Hi Sue

Don't think you can go wrong with Black & White ,I Love it

Jane xx

Marleine said...

Hi Sue. I so love this card.

craftymum said...

this is stunning Sue
hugs Sarah x

Carole said...

Boring? Not at all...on the contrary, it's dramatic, elegant and stunning. I s love black and white cards x Carole

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is very nice, very beautiful. Love the black and white. Super creation.
Lovely greet
Marja

Anne said...

Stunning card Sue yet again thinking outside the box must learn to look at things differently as you do.
Hugs
Anne x

Christine B. said...

A very different card with black snow, but I really like it. It's beautiful. Hugs x ChrisB

Sandra said...

Hi Sue stunning card
Sandra x

Heidi said...

definately NOT boring at all and black and white always a winner with me. Treated myself to the holiday tags at the NEC recently and may have to borrow your layout but put my own little twist on it of course!
just great
Heidi :-)

Rocky said...

Lovely card....less is more. Still has a bow though!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Sue, I love it Gwenxx

Maggie said...

Great card Sue, love the black & white
aggie

Barbara Phillips said...

We never know what type of card to expect from you Sue but you never fail to inspire and try something different. Its a very elegant card and I also love black and white. i look forward to visiting your blog everyday.

CraftyLoops said...

WOW, WOW, WOW. This is gorgeous. I love all the flat back pearls, the trees are beautiful. I just love, love, love it. Lee x

Vee said...

oh gosh, Sue. i think this one is my favorite. it is very Zen-like.

Anonymous said...

This is my favourite card out of all you have made

MissD

Claudia said...

WOW!!! now that is one beautifully elegant card... totally luv it... wow

Carole RB said...

This is such a lovely and elegant card

miislucky said...

Again with the black and white looking so pretty! I've been wanting to do something like that myself. You make it look gorgeous!

Kimberly said...

Oh what a wonderful card. I love the color and tone of this card...all your added details are perfect..tfs

Rufus said...

You used the perfect word to describe this in your write up...serene!
R/

Susanne said...

Soooo elegant!!!!! Love this too!!! Hugs Susanne

Jackie Ginger said...

A beautiful card

Joanie said...

I love this one Sue - I love monochromatic, especially black & white and I love the simplicity of the card. Sometimes I think less is moreis very effective. x

Stampersue said...

Love this card Sue. Black and white is my favourite colour scheme for this winter and your card has such simple elegance - absolutely fab.

Stampersue
X

Ayelet said...

Truly peaceful card and very beautiful too :)

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, I remember this from the C&C show and thought it was so lovely that I would have to try it myself. It is a great way to use the tag die cut. Regards Anne Rx

lion_tamer said...

What a sophisticated card as beautiful as ever x

Ang said...

I love the simpleness of this card, it makes it look really classy.

Lena said...

Awesome card!! I love it..

Hugs from Lena

Evik said...

B&W is a difficult theme for me. Especially for wintertime. You did it well.

Helen said...

Love anything monochrome or B&W, it always looks so classy and elegant x

CathyinMN said...

Another beautiful card! Love the black and white effect!

Jackie D said...

I think it looks very peaceful and I like it but perhaps not for Christmas, I'm a bit traditional and I think I agree with some other comments that perhaps the idea is more suited to a sympathy card?

But it would be boring if we all thought the same, wouldn't it??!!

love from Jackie D xx

Anonymous said...

Particular love the cloud effect on this one, very cleaver, possibly beyond me though. Edwina

shells-crafts said...

simple, yet stunning!

Tracy said...

Simple, but very striking and lovely as ever

violetclouds said...

ooooooooh really love the effect of the hills in the background

Carol D said...

Love the striking colour combo, can't go wrong with a few Christmas trees.
Carol xx

Luanne said...

my gosh! very beautiful. not boring for me.

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smittenstamper said...

Hi Sue.....love the use of black and white for xmas.and the little glue pearl effect.love Wilma.xx

blingy crafter said...

black an white love this look also.. your so cleaver...

Wee Purr said...

blingy crafter did not mean cleaver.. she ment clever... but your card is stunning ...haa haa hee hee

craftynana said...

Sue I just love this card it is so elegant absolutely stunning

CraftyJo said...

Not boring at all - I love it.

aggieosborne1104 said...

I love the simplicity of this card but it whispers something magical just behind the trees....great work! More power....

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