Friday, 25 November 2011

A Vertical Thank You

Good morning!  What do you say to a pink and teal thank you card?  I have used an array of Spellbinders for this one, but what fun it was!  Labels Twenty provided the backdrop for the focal element.  I then cut out two consecutive sizes of the Fleur de Lis squares and cut them both in half from top to bottom.  I mounted them to the outside edge of the teal label twenty die cut, leaving a gap in the centre.  I stamped my sentiment on to a pale pink card and cut it with one of the fancy tag two dies.  I cut two more of those out of the same pale pink and then cut two more out of a slightly darker hue of pink.  The last two die cuts were then cut in half from tip to tip to be used as a shadow for each side of the pale pink die cuts.  All three die cuts were then mounted vertically in the centre of the gap left by the square fleur de lis die cuts.  I really like this primarily because the tags are almost always used for horizontally placed text stamps (and they are brilliant for that!), but don't let that restrict the way in which you use these dies.  Think about cutting them in half so that the two end pieces are in tact and using them as extender pieces for label dies or even as fancy borders around your labels.  I used a few matching colours of the vintage ribbon to ruche and make a bow to embellish the bottom of the card.  I added some decorative pearl pins and some swirly pearlies to the background to finish the card.  Just have fun playing with your Spellbinders and you never know what you will come up with!  All for now, Sue x

84 comments:

mags said...

What a gorgeous card Sue. Just love the way the Spellbinders have been used on this card.
Mags
x

Lindyloo said...

Good morning Sue and all, I would like to start with a quote for today (though it is a Thanksgiving quote):-
'We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.' (Thornton Wilder)
Well today I would like to be 'conscious' of a treasure - You. Everyday you show us creative ways to use and adapt our dies (as you've demonstrated with this card) amongst other cardmaking tips & ideas and then you offer up fabulous candy. All you ask in return is a few words of comment. So, please accept this Thank You from a very grateful follower (who, by the way, received the most outstanding parcel of candy. Bless you & Regards, Linda

Julia Watts said...

Great card. What an unusual and effective colour combo. Love, Julia xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just loved this card when you created it on C&C. The effect use of colour and the creative way the you see and use Spellbinders is amazing.
You are simply one in a millon.
Hugs
Amanda x

DI said...

Beautiful.

Maryann said...

What a greatidea here Sue, I love how it looks and I admit, I never thought of cutting them all up to make this look, but I sutre will now, no doubt of that, as it looks amazing. Stunning work hun.

Jan said...

Fabulous colours Sue. Gorgeous card xx Jan

Christine said...

So clever how you've incorporated so many die templates, really effective. Loving that teal colour so much! xx

Jan said...

Beautiful card and great use of colours. Love all the things you do but most of all the fact that you tell us how you did it. Thank you Sue x

baa-me-chick said...

I loved this card when i saw you demo it on TV & i still do! Such pretty colours. Nicki xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant use of the dies, love this particular colour combo, great card!!

Jo said...

It's gorgeous Sue, I love the colours and the combination of dies, stunning. Jo x

Jane said...

This is a truly bbbbeautiful card, I love this die and use it alot will be trying this on.

Jane xx

LellyJelly said...

Am loving all your latest colour combinations,very effective.x

Anonymous said...

You have gone out of the box with the dies again Sue and come up with a stunning card, the colours are so pretty together.
Heather x

Carole said...

love this colour combo...the ribbon effect is gorgeous too Carole Z x

pinky said...

I can't wait to have fun Sue, but will have to wait till Christmas:( I am so enjoying all your inspiration those. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with the family.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue very nice colours, I really like the mixture of pink and teal. Thank you for sharing it with us. I'm still without my Grand Calibur. I really do miss it, but I am managing to make a few Christmas Cards without it. Mind you they would have been much nicer if I had it working. Lots of love Jenny L

Elaine L said...

I would not have put teal and pink together but they work well. I enjoyed watching this technique on the TV this week. Can't wait for you to be back on our TVs.
Elaine

dutchess said...

Wonderful colours Sue...I can see why you are in a teal phase its just the most glorious colour...but a bit hard to find in card...I love this idea of the vertical it gives a whole new dimension to the card....still full from thanksgiving....that yummy sweet potato bake!!!all I need now is American pancakes for breakfast..in my dreams take care Margaret

marg said...

Hello Sue
I hadn't thought of cutting a die image in half until I saw you do it! it makes such a difference and looks lovely...I too love Teal and with the Pink its pretty
Love Marg

Marie-Louise said...

Such a beautiful card. Great idea to cut the diecuts in half.

Crafty mop said...

Lovely card sue x

GoonerGirl said...

Absolutely stunning.. Chris xx

Rita said...

Beautiful colours and the finished card is exquisite. Hugs Rita xxx

Anonymous said...

Love this card ,you have giving us another way to use our tags, brilliant. Have not tried the ribbon rucheing yet will give it a go, thanks once again Sue. Yvonne x

Craftychris said...

New ideas with Spellbinders, fab thank you! Another brilliant card. I recieved a card I won from C & C yesterday - its gorgeous, thank you. Christine x

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, Labels 20 is my favourite and it looks great on this card. Love the colour combo. Thanks for yet another great post. Regards Anne Rx

Takaya said...

Love this card it's amazing!!!

lilygee said...

Good Morning - love the teal and blue together and the three vertical panels look wonderful. It's amazing how you can combine the dies like that - thanks for sharing these ideas - I am a lot more aware of their potential now. Lots of love
lilygeexxx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a really lovely colour combination and I too have often cut these square dies to give different effects since I saw you do it when they were first shown.

Eileen x

Anonymous said...

Love the colours in this card Sue.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful card and colour combo

Received my 2nd prize goodies today, thank you so much Sue

Love
Vie Carter

Hellma said...

Really adore this card Sue, love the color, your choice of dies and lastly that stunning Bow.

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue you are brilliant. You think so many ideas up using the dies, out of the box. Your card is as beautiful as ever. Just love all the layers. Have a great weekend. Hugs x ChrisB

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is really beautiful, very delicate looking. I wouldn't have thought about using the colours, but they really go.
xxx Janet

CraftyLoops said...

Sue I just love coming over to your blog. You show me all the amazing ways to use the spellbinders dies. Only problem being I only have the circles and squares so I will have to get my hands on some more decorative spellbinders. The Fleur de Lis squares look beautiful. This card is really stunning Sue. I love it. Lee x

Sandra F said...

Beautiful Card. Hope you're having a great time with your family

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful and the colour combo is so amazing.

Kate's Cards said...

I am loving teal at the mo, and your combo with the pink is fab!

cazlan said...

great card - love the colours especially in the ribbon bow - nice effect. xx carole

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Thankyou for this lovely card its fabulous.
Carol x

Fiona said...

Like the vertical stripes - makes it just that bit different

uniqui said...

Great idea using the tags in this way ,you are so inventive .

sheila said...

Great card..love love the colours Sheila

lorraine (classylady) said...

stunning card Sue

Bim said...

Love, Love all your cards sue, the colour combos are to die for! Have watched you demo since you first came on c&c. Thanks for all the inspirations.
Hoping to come to one of u'r classes soon :)

CathyinMN said...

Love the colors and ribbon you used on this card. So pretty!

lion_tamer said...

such a pretty card Sue love the way you build up your cards x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely loved this! Also loved the tips on how to use the decorative tags - must try that!

Sue

Carol S. said...

Love the teal and pink together. I am very into teal at the moment. The 'nest' of nesties is just divine! Carol S.xx

Sue said...

Fantastic card love the colour combo Luv Sue x

Anonymous said...

I don't know why I just lost my comment, but I will try again. I wouldn't have thought of these colors together, but like the combo and use of the dies. I will certainly try something like this when I get my new package - can't wait. My mom always used to tell me not to wish my life away but I am getting impatient - again!
best wishes,

Elaine J

Clai01 said...

That all works for me ! it looks fab , teal and pink is very effective, thanks for sharing it with us.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What unusual colours to use together, i would never have used these colours together, but will now!
Suw

CraftyJo said...

This is gorgeous, so inventive - again! :)

Tracey said...

Lovely colours on this card, i can also imagine it in red, white and blue. You have been chopping the die shapes up again, its such a great idea to get what you need. I'm afraid i've pinched that idea quite a few times, thanks Sue. x

joy said...

Hi Sue
Great card fab colours.
Glad i ordered pick of the week. Joyce E

Leanne said...

So pretty!

Tracy said...

Saw you make this on C&C and it's just lovely

Janet said...

I need to try cutting things in half, it really extends the possibilities. Another great card Sue.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is stunning.

PaulineC said...

You do come up with some really great ideas. Thanks Sue for sharing them with us.

craftymum said...

great card Sue. Love the colour
sarah

Shelley said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours.

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Sue
Sandra x

thecraftycavalier said...

Beautiful colour combination; just stunning. Love the ribbon too! Jayne xx

Trulyblessed said...

Love the colours. You are an inspiration

Barbara Phillips said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

sheila said...

beautiful card,lovely colour combination, especially like the use of another darker coloured die used as shadow gives the card more depth.
Sheila

Fuchsia said...

Loving the colors!

Rufus said...

love the "shadow's" and the color combo.
R/

Helen said...

my favourite colours very nice Sue xxx

Sonia said...

Sue, you have such a great way of combining the colours and aren't afraid to play around with cutting and experimenting with the dies. Thanks for sharing it all - it really helps. Look forward to seeing you on C+C soon.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

miislucky said...

I think this card is awesome looking!!! Love the colors and the spellbinder cuts. Great job!!! Mimi

KimberleyG said...

It's amazing how versatile our tools can be when we think outside the box.

Lynne M said...

At long last able to get to my laptop. saw this on the POTW and loved it. Amazing what you can do with dies that you think are only for one purpose. Lovely. lol Lynne M

DEBBIE said...

SUE LOVELY CARD FROM DEBBIE

Vee Cassidy said...

Lovely pairing of colours and the three vertical back panels echoed in the central image. Fab Vee x

Irene Thacker said...

Oh the pink and teal is lovely what a great card as always

Anonymous said...

Beautiful once again, many thanks for sharing the tip of cutting the shapes for a different look. Edwina

bhavana said...

What another beautiful card, pink and teal do work together! Keep up the good work! bhavana

Eemeli said...

Beautiful soft colors and they work together so well. Thanks for the tip also ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli