Wednesday, 30 November 2011

True Friendship

                                                                                                   Good morning blog friends!  More teal! And the blog pendulum swings back the other way today to no ribbons or bows.  Just a very simple card, but I really like the way it came out.  I cut the Samantha Walker Twisted metal die out of my teal card.  I kept the die in place and moved the entire piece on to my Grand Impressibilities and embossed it all.  Since I wanted the negative piece as my background, I removed the actual die cut (and saved it for another time). I sanded my background to bring up the detail of the embossed background and edged the entire piece with Black Soot distress ink.  You can see the detail in the close up picture below.  Then I put sticky foam mounting pieces all over the back of this piece and set it aside for a bit.  I cut the Twisted metal die again in black card.  This time, I took the die out and then taped the outer fine scroll piece back in to the background.  I mounted this under neath my background piece so that it created a black edge on the inside.  I stamped my sentiment on white card and centred it into the middle of the opening in the background.  The card was finished with a bit of piercing (as I do) and some matting and layering with both black and white card for contrast.  I hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x

86 comments:

Jan said...

Love the twisted metal die and the way you used it. A true work of art x

Neha Jain said...

wow

Christine said...

Such a brilliant technique, I studied this one at the studio because it is so clever! :) xx

Crafty mop said...

Such a lovely card sue and there has never been a truer ( have I just made that word up !? ) sentiment x

Missmizog said...

Loved this card when i saw you making it on potw simple but elegant
Sue

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue Wow I think the twisted metal design is fab even if it has no bows or ribbons. Lol. I got my new Grand Calibur yesterday evening so I'm up and running again so to speak. Lots of love Jenny L

Maggie said...

I like the simplicity of this card and in my fav colour too....would make a great quick christmas card I'm thinking....lol.

Julia Watts said...

Love the background on this and the recessed greeting. Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

I love the simplicity of this card Sue as well as the colours. I was thinking Sue you bring a lot of ribbons,pins,stamps etc have you ever thought of bringing some card packs? (especially the teal) lol
Heather x

mags said...

Love how you have done this card Sue. These dies do speak for themselves and you don't always need lots of bows and ribbons or embellishments. Stunning.
Mags
x

Anonymous said...

Love the simplicity of this card. Missing my Grand Calibur having withdrawal symptoms.
Love the sentiment - it is so true.
Hugs Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Love the simplicity of this card (not that I dont adore the ribbons and bows) but a card to make with speed when needed. Will remember this technique. Thans Sue.

DEBBIE said...

LOVELY CARD SUE
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

Clare said...

Such a beautiful card.

Evik said...

Oooo, so cute! Beautiful card!

dutchess said...

morning Sue....this is lovely and so simple and elegant....I just love those frames they are on my christmas list you know the one pinned up in the kitchen written in huge writing so that maybe much beloved notices...LOL...looking for teal card...take care Margaret

Jo said...

It's so elegant Sue, a beautiful card. Jo x

Anonymous said...

I like this card, not everyone likes ribbons and pins, just simple but effective , thanks Sue. Yvonne xx

Sandra F said...

A LOvely card

Uta said...

Love it. It looks so elegant. Great!

Carole said...

love the elegance of this card and the die is fab...it's on my list of must haves! Carole Z x

LellyJelly said...

The simplicity of this card really makes this card a classic. Teal again - good! Have just discovered the stamps to match these die, oh dear....x

Maryann said...

Very simple, but ooooh so stunning card, and I just love the color, and the saying is just sooo true and really great. Awesome work as always Sue. I love it.

Clai01 said...

Lovely saying on the card, Sue your paper piercing is always so very neat and straight , any tips on that please ? I guess it's done with the Tim Holtz ruler, but the holes always look so neat and the same size,
great simple card and very stunning to look at.

marg said...

Hello Sue
I don't have a Calibur...I'm still on the Cuttlebug, so I thought It would be nice if the backgrounds were made smaller then I could get the effect you have, really lovely !
Thanks for the descriptions as sometimes I can't tell what you have done to achieve the end result.
Love Marg

scrapper said...

Love this card Sue - the layering is very effective.
Hope you are enjoying the States and that your parents are OK

Fiona said...

Lovely die, but no ribbons? Sure you're ok? lol

CraftyJo said...

Like it!! I love it :) "Simply" beautiful.

Anonymous said...

A truly beautiful card Sue,as always. Ann W

Anonymous said...

Lovely idea for a unisex card with appropriate wording, thanks sue. All the best Edwina

Fuchsia said...

I love how the pink middle gives great depth !
stunning

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
I love the look of this card, especially the effects with using both pieces of the die cut.

Eileen x

melanie said...

Stunning card

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Understated elegance yes but it would look beautiful in a frame on the wall
Sue H.

CathyinMN said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful card.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
So simple you've got to like this card and the colour too,This one could be adapted for any occassion as well.
Carol x

jollyjoyce said...

I really must buy this die. Beautiful card. I'm still waiting to see one I don't like (will that day EVER come?).
Joyce

craftymum said...

I saw you make this card on C/C Sue and thought it was just stunning. I really want to make this card....but I will have to buy this set of dies now!!"!!!!

sarah x

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I am loving this teal phase :) I love the piercing - adds just the perfect touch! I will definitely be trying that!

Craftychris said...

Elegant, simple and fab! Thats all I can say.

Hellma said...

This looks absolutely stunning

baa-me-chick said...

Elegant! Nicki xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A really beautiful card, and with my fav colour (teal) card.
xxx Janet

megha said...

HI,
LOVELY CARD,BEAUTIFUL COLOUR COMBO.
THANKS
http://meghanuj01.blogspot.com/

TimeOut2Create said...

Another lovely card sue,can't get enough of teal, very soothing!Thanks again for sharing.
Luv Bim x

Sue Yorkshire said...

I just love this card the simplicity of it really shows off those beautiful dies
xxx

sheila said...

Wow! I need this twisted metal di Sue

Janet said...

I love this style Sue, I copied it for my husbands birthday and it went down very well. Even though my copy was nothing like your standard!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful card. TFS.

Gwen Marsden said...

Love the simplicity of this card, just gorgeous

Kate's Cards said...

I am liking the simplicity of this one Sue! Oh and the teal of course!!!

PaulineC said...

The user of the negative shape and the idea of embossing with the impressibilities while the die is still in place are so clever.

lilygee said...

love it - simple and elegant.
love lilygeexxx

Lesley said...

Hiya Sue
Just love this card. Really classy.
Lesley x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue.

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, simple elegance on this card. Like Lesley (above)says - it is classy! Love the die too. Regards, Anne x

Christine B. said...

Lovely elegant card Sue. I love the colour and that die is beautiful. Hugs x ChrisB

Lindyloo said...

I must agree with Sue H. here, as the first thing I saw was a beautiful frame atop a piano or dressing table. The quote you have used reminds me of another that I find equally beautiful. It is: 'A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world' Leo Buscaglia.
This die is in my top 10 beside Labels 20,22, Fancy Tags2, Elegant Posts, Sprockets and both Parisian and Lace Doily Accents & Motifs. I find that with this basic number of sets I can easily create a variety of designs and with your inspiration I also end up with a 'happy dance' of my own; (with my bad spine I usually do it while sat - though I have managed a tap dance! lol.. I said Tap dance!). Have a good day. Regards Linda

CraftyLoops said...

Oh Wow Sue, this card is amazing. There is another die I must get!! Gorgeous card. Lee xx

joy said...

Hi Sue fantasic card . so simply yet effective.
joyce e

Kazbomps said...

I love the teal colour. Very clever use of the dies. Karen x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue lovely card colours are great together
Theresa

Vie Carter said...

Simple but very elegant

Vie Carter
x

Jane said...

Lovely Card the teal dont realy show but still very nice

Jane xx

sheila said...

it's quite an art to make something look simple and elegant, you've certainly acheived that here wish I had these artistic skills

Lorraine said...

this is a fab card love the colours xx

Sandra Riley ... .. said...

I got that twisted metal die in the POTW, what a great effect Sue! There may be no ribbon or bows, but it still looks amazing. You are truly brilliant !!!!!
love and hugs
Sandra Riley

Rufus said...

Clever, simple yet elegant and totally postage friendly!
R/

Elaine L said...

Sue, really love the fact that this uses the bits that I would normally throw away. Can't wait to try this with Core'dinations Black Magic and with a different sentiment would make a great card for the guys.
Elaine

Sue said...

Great card love this cordinations card cant wait to give it a go Luv Sue x

Tracy said...

Very clever idea Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely, simple card. Just shows how nice cards can be either with or without the extra accessories. Love the colours.
Elaine J

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, Wow, simple but gorgeous card! MariaS

seom said...

oh i love these ones, I'm so glad i got these dies. as soon as i get the last of the xmas cards finished (i cut wait) then im going to PLAY PLAY PLAY.....
you are always an insperation and I'm loving this crafting.. well done again Sue and hurry back to C & C

Barbara Phillips said...

Thhis card is so elegant, just love it. Its the one set I dont have and will need to add it to my wishlist. You should get commission from Spellbinders for the amount of dies you have sold for them. Your cards inspire people to try different things.

Heidi said...

i love this look Sue, and especially when you want the sentiment to be the main focal image - think this is also a set i'll be craving but not for a while yet as treated myself to a multibuy after watching your amazing shows on C & C
H x

Vee Cassidy said...

I really like this; it is what I call one of your mood pieces and so reflective in tone and sentiment perfect for the time of year. Vee x

iReneM said...

Crikey! This is very cleverly done.
Such an elegant result - love it!
x

SMAG 53 said...

An elegant but simple card.xx

Craftycat said...

Never would think to do a card like this but love the simplicity of it!

KimberleyG said...

Faabulous, very elegant. Sometimes less is more. I love the negative cuts and the distressed embossing.

miislucky said...

Very pretty! I love the distressing done on this one. Mimi

Helen said...

lovely, thank you for the time you take to share your beautiful creations xx

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