Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Ribbon Overload

Good morning to everyone!  You were warned yesterday about the ribbon/bow overload! This is probably the most OTT card that I have done lately so it just had to be posted today.  I did this entire card just so I could demo the gold crochet ribbon rose, then we sold out of the ribbon, go figure!  I just wanted to show that this ribbon makes the same kind of rose that the cream crochet ribbon makes.  The version that I did demo of this card involved using the Grand Impressibility to emboss the gold Labels 20 die.  I really liked the way that came out, but I didn't get a picture of it before they whisked it away to be sent out to the email recipient.  Under the heading of "you just never know", I was not going to show this card as I wasn't crazy about it, when one of the stage hands went absolutely nuts over it.  I thought who knows, maybe it is someone else's cup of tea so to speak, so here it is.  It is out of my comfort zone somewhat as I don't use metallics a great deal, but I was itching to use the background paper that I have had in my stash for some time. 
Well, it seems that I spoke to soon as we had a day of rain here on Monday!  However, judging by the comments that were left yesterday, I will take the rain over the weather that some of you back in England are having (gale force winds, snow, etc.)! I hope today brings some nicer weather for all of us!  All for now, Sue x

93 comments:

mags said...

Another lovely card Sue. Like the black and gold together. This is definitely one of those wow cards.
Mags
x

Lynne M said...

Saw you demo this Sue on potw and thought wow, hope it goes on your blog so I can see how it was done again as a reminder. Thank you. Gale force winds and rain here in Southampton, hope everyone else has a good day. lol Lynne M

Vee Cassidy said...

It is a very dramatic card and very lovely. Lets face it, Sue you are not capable of doing a card which is not great. Vee x
ps your followers in SCOTLAND are also having bad weather LOL ;{} (peace). It is early morning here (still dark) and the wind is howling at the door and heavy rain battering windows!!

Maryann said...

Oh my goodness, isn´t there anything, you can´t get to look gorgeous? This is just awesome too Sue. I soo love the gold and black together, it looks sooo amazing. Just love this one and it´s certainly a wouw card, that´s for sure.
Hope you enjoy the warm in sunny Florida, while we´re freezing into our bones here in the cold BRRRRR.

Neha Jain said...

lovely

melanie said...

beautiful card, have been playing with some card and managed to do the pleats the one you showed on the POTW in purple card, your truly appreciated card holding hands die, blustry here in herne bay, Melaniexx

Ger said...

Completely gorgeous Sue love the colours, can't believe you weren't going to show this one. Is that Spellbinders Foliage? MUST HAVE! Ger x.

Carole said...

Beautiful! I love the use of the foliage too..very dramatic....the weather where I am on the edge of the Cotswolds has been lovely for the time of year, though it is raining today, not too cold though! Carole Z x

Julia Watts said...

Ha ha! I was expecting something containing ribbon today and you never fail to disappoint! The gold works really well with this card and the flower is gorgeous. Love, Julia xxx

Heidi said...

the ladies above are right SUe, it is another fabulous creation and I too love black on cards, very smart and stylish - just one question? how on earth do you post these dimensional beauties?! lol
Heidi :-)

Christine said...

It is such a striking card and the extra ribbon looks fab! :) xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue it is not a ribbon overload it is a beautiful card.everything goes well together.

Alison said...

wow wow wow, no ribbon overload to be seen x

Susanne said...

Black and gold... wow so lovely!!!!
In januar my family coming to Florida and Turks and caicos... Look forward to bring some time in warmer country, here we just got the storm Berit;( Hugs Susanne from Sweden

pinky said...

It certainly is lush Sue, I love using mirri board on cards so this would be right up my street. I love the big ribbon and gorgeous foilage.

Maria said...

Another stunner Sue, the only thing is, everytime I see something new on one of your cards it turns into my new 'Must Have'item, lol xx

Eemeli said...

Great card Sue! That black and gold combo works really well and for sure is not ribbon overload ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Fuchsia said...

Its a bit breezy to say the least Sue !
loving the gold and black :0)

Clai01 said...

That really does have a lot of ribbon on it!

Hellma said...

Extremely stunning.

Bee and Dee said...

Lovely lovely card Hugs Bee

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue I don't think this card is overload I think it's great. I like lots of things on my cards too.
I also love the colours. Lots of love Jenny L

dutchess said...

morning Sue...no weather no better!!!!! I am so glad you posted this card I just loved it when I saw it as a sample...just my kinda card...ribbon overload NEVER just perfect for a really classy card....still waiting for my POTW how frustrating not to be able to get on and play...hope you are.... take care Margaret

Sandra F said...

I love it. Super card Sue.

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love the metallic.

sheila said...

Super Sue

Anonymous said...

Black and gold always go together well, your card is gorgeous as ever, love the gold ribbon rose , The wind is howling here in the northeast of Scotland. Wish i had gone to Florida this year, there's always next year Sue . Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Wow love the black and gold, really chic. Not as much ribbon as could have been!!
A truly super card.
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

You are definitely in the right place sue. Love the black and gold, and I agree with others not too much ribbon.

Edwina

Lisa M said...

Holy smokes...this is jaw dropping gorgeous!!! WOW!!!

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful , but probable not my cup of tea, however, I do like the black and gold.
I was lucky enough to get the crochet ribbon before it sold out, I will have to force myself to use it, instead of just taking it out to look at it.
THE WEATHER IS TERRIBLE, mind I do live in the wettest county in England.
xxx Janet

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love black and gold.

Karen said...

Horses for courses as they say, or something similar anyway!!! Just a quick visit due to DVT I've managed to get, will pop in again soon. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards and talent - amazing!

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card-love everything about it and the gold and black combination is perfect.

Eileen x

Janja said...

Wow, you made a great card. I love black and gold combination.
hugs,
Janja

Uta said...

Beutiful card!

CraftyMaria said...

Wow! what can I say, another stunning card, I love ribbons on cards, it looks stunning. MariaS

Elaine L said...

Back to ribbons that you know and love eh Sue!! The white ribbon really enhances the card. Now I wonder if you could make this using mirriboard!!! Only joking. Hope the warm weather is back soon.
Elaine

lilygee said...

It's a lovely card Sue - I love the colours and the background paper these are the kind of papers I really like - it has a kind of mediaeval feel to it - very nice.
lots of love from lilygeexx

Elizabeth said...

It certainly works for me, but I am a black fan anyway and together with gold... well what can I say. Love the gold sentiment on the black too.

Elizabeth x

craftycarol said...

Fabulous,fabulous,fabulous....The colours work so well on this card..well done.
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Gold & black is very stylish Sue. When will you be back to blighty? Ann W

CraftyLoops said...

Wow Sue, this card is amazing. I love the gorgeous big bow. And the gold and black are stunning. Lee x

Kate's Cards said...

Wow!!!!

CraftyJo said...

I love metallics myself and black & gold together is very elegant. Love the gold rose.

Sarpreet said...

I do like the colour combination of gold and black. And the crotchet ribbon is stunning. love how you use the ribbon as flowers - very inventive. I think the card is stunning and perhaps can understand why you are not keen on it, because it is not something that you normally do. But I think its great to do that. and the result is stunning. I am still yet to watch all your shows, ordered the stuff, but it is still recorded on my box.

Vanessa said...

What no teal today Sue!!!!!
I love gold and black together and the card is stunning as usual.
Hugs Vanessa x

CathyinMN said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the rose you made out of the ribbon.

Craftychris said...

The is ribbontastic!! I adore black cards and its fab with the gold. Its very windy, rainy and dull here in Bournemouth xx

Fiona said...

Lovely card - good luck finding an envelope to fit lol!

Bea said...

great clour scheme and card beautiful as always

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue, well I am shocked today. I really thought we had similar taste but I must disagree today. I love this card! It reminds me of Robert Shaws' Henry VIII in 'A Man for All Seasons'. The costumes he wore were often black and gold with alot of gilt passementerie. Truly regal, a bit ostentatious, but not in a vulgar way. (Boy do I watch too many films!) 'More' of this please!! Regards Linda

Becky Dunham said...

This is gorgeous Sue! That gold rose is so elegant and all the extra elements and that luscious bow! I love it all :) It is probably not something I would go to often either, but I love it for a special card!

Marion said...

Stunning card Sue. I love that gold Rose. Delicious bow and colour combo.
Marion

gwen marsden said...

Definitely got the wow factor

Jackie D said...

I like the black and gold combination especially doing some foliage in each colour and against the backing paper everything really works well together. I must confess though that the bow is a bit too much for my taste. Sorry everyone is having a rough day, it's just started getting windy here in Suffolk but no rain fortunately.

love from Jackie D

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great card.

Ruthie said...

Another winner Sue but you definatley have a thing about ribbon, I am sure there is a cure for it, but then why try....

Vie Carter said...

not overload for me - loved, loved it

Vie Carter
x

lorraine (classylady) said...

I love this card Sue, only problem is that I really want to try and make one similar. Have been buying more sets of dies just to try all these different cards out. Ohh well
keeps me busy when weather absolutely terrible, high high winds and flooding in Scotland

Missmizog said...

Another wonderful card. Black and gold classic elegance. Love the gold crochet flower.
Sue

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, it does have a lot of ribbon but that is what gives it the 'edge', also love the foliage - nice touch. Regards Annex

Crafty mop said...

Wow what a BIG ribbon looks fab another great card sue x

joy said...

Hi Sue fab card love the rose and ribbon.
Joyce e

mgq said...

lovely card love the huge bow.

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

Love the colours on this one. What a classic.

Julie x

PaulineC said...

I agree with the stage hand. It is a really lovely card and I love all the glitz.

Sandra said...

Another stunner Sue
Sandra x

TimeOut2Create said...

OMG!Simply stunning, thanks for sharing.
Bim xx

Lesley said...

Another wonderful card Sue. Can't wait to try it.

Sonia said...

The rose is so delicate against the bold black background. Can't wait to see how you do it. I keep saying it - but you really do inspire me. Thank you.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Jane said...

Not sure about this one may be a little dark for me, no one can like everything all of the time or can they LOL, I dont dislike it it may grow on me.

Jane xx

Barbara Phillips said...

I think this card is superb, love black and gold together. Would send a card like this to someone special as its not an everyday style card.

Christine B. said...

A lovely dramatic card , love the gold and black and the gorgeous flower and ribbon. Hugs x ChrisB

scrapper said...

Love the black and gold but the ribbon .....not sure!
You must love making boxes to put these cards in as the ribbon and bows make it rather large!

KimberleyG said...

That ribbon makes a very pretty flower.

Anonymous said...

this card is stunning i LOVE black and gold..wow and its definatley ribbon overload lol !!
Millie xx

sheila said...

We all need to go 'large' sometimes and you certainly have with this one! Crochet ribbon bows are just so elegant.

Rufus said...

Very stiking card! Really liked the teal butterfly card from yesterday too!
R/

Jan said...

your cards are beautiful but your bows are a true work of art

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue. Really NEED the foliage set but unfortunately the pow it came in also included sets I have already. Could do with pow's where we can choose the four sets we would like lol.

DEBBIE said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE

Lizzy said...

You can never have too much on a card me thinks... and yours are so beautiful...x

megha said...

WOW ,I LOVE BEAUTIFUL ROYAL COLOUR COMBINATION ..........SOOOO BEAUTIFUL .LOVE LOVE LOVE JUST LOVE.
MEGHA
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Janet said...

Very regal looking card Sue, lovely.

Kazbomps said...

Lovely sentiment on the card. The ribbons look great too. Karen x

Sue said...

Wow just stunning Luv Sue x

Tracy said...

Beautifully stunning.

iReneM said...

OTT?? It's gorgeous :-)
x

SMAG 53 said...

Hi Sue.Another beautiful card.Whenever I get 'Crafters block'I just log on to your blog for inspiration.Then the ideas just flow.Thank you.xx

miislucky said...

I love the ribbon in this one! Very pretty!

Helen said...

Maybe Im a bit flamboyant, because I dont find this OTT, I absolutely love it, the colours are perfect, the ribbon and everything is soo amazing. Im just playing catch up, after lots of Christmas shopping etc, so Ive Just caught up on 14 days of cards, this one is my favourite and todays is my second favourite, they are quite similar in a couple of ways, thank you Sue xx

isobel said...

Hello my Sister in Craft, I love this card, it is no 1 so far. Love and Blessings