Sunday, 18 December 2011

Black And White Trees

Good morning all!  I love the simplicity of this card and I bet you are stunned, no ribbons!  See, sometimes I do know when to stop! LOL  I stamped my trees in black archival ink and clear embossed them on the left hand side of the card.  I stamped the large tree again on black card and white embossed it this time.  I also stamped one of the medium sized trees and embossed it in white  on the right.  I cut the large tree stamped in black just past the tree trunk and lined it up with the exact spot with the white embossed tree.  I taped them together then cut all the outside edges even.  I added white snow dots and a star using the white Inksentials pen on the black card.  I added black pen dots on the white card.  I matted this entire piece with black card that I pierced around the edge.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using one of the fancy tags.  I cut another of the same die in black and added it below the tag with the swirl facing the opposite direction.  It added a nice shadow but with a little added interest too because of the swirl detail.  Interestingly, my photo shows another shadow above the tag so it looks almost framed.  I pierced all the way around the outer white mat layer to frame and finish the card.  Clean and simple, what do you think?  All for now, Sue x

85 comments:

Bea said...

I love the elegance and simplicity of this card - the fancy tag just adds that flourish.

melanie said...

Beautiful Card Melanie xx

Kathryn said...

not just me up late (or early ha ha)
another stunner very classy x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, I just love the black and white. What no ribbons. LoL. Even so I don't think it needs a ribbon. I think the tree stamp and the way you have designed it is fab. Lots of love. Jenny L

Anonymous said...

Another stunning card love it

Anne RD said...

Lovely. Tree stamps so well balanced on the card, an ingenious design.
Anne x

Anonymous said...

I loved this card when it was on C&C so simple but so elegant it didn't need a bow lol
Heather x

baconbits said...

Wot no ribbon or bow - but i love it. I love the simplicity for the card and the fancy tags gives enough of a flourish.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

Jan said...

Love, love, love this one. The simple lines and monochrome Wow x

Kate's Cards said...

Another fab card Sue. Very classy.

Julia Watts said...

Simply stunning. Love, Julia xxx

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous work here. So elegant and gorgeous. Simply amazing Sue. I really love this one.

sheila said...

Stunning!! love it

Sandra F said...

A beautiful card Sue. So elegant.

Uta said...

Your card looks so wonderful.

Hugs, Uta

Carole said...

Beautiful. Elegant. Simply stunning. Carole Z x

LellyJelly said...

Lovely, elegant card.x

mags said...

Stunning, elegant, classy card. Love it.
Mags
x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Elegant card this time even without the ribbons
Love Marg

Lynne M said...

Absolutely love this card, no ribbon or flowers( wow Sue was that a lapse he he ) but still a classic. Lol Lynne M

Sue H said...

Simply beautiful Sue, I love it :D

joy said...

Hi Sue
this card is fantastic very simple but affective.
joyce e

Evik said...

Lovely card.SO elegant.

Doreen said...

This is such an elegant card Sue,I love the trees.xxx

Clai01 said...

Just Winter trees, but beautiful on their own! a gorgeous card for the season!

suzie b said...

Oh Sue, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. It is so hard when a loved one passes away, as I know from personal experience. My thoughts are with you. I am amazed that you have put a card on here today, I am sure that everyone will understand if you take some ME time out. Love the card Sue, as usual another stunner. I am sure that you have made your Dad a very very proud man, he has an amazing daughter. You take care. All the best Suzie B xx

Tracy said...

Such a lovely and elegant card.

Carol S. said...

I love the elegant simplicity of this card. It proves sometimes (not always!) that less is more! Hugs Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Sue love this card, i would like to try this one or similar as i have loads of tree stamps.Love monocromatic. Yvonne xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, I love the simplicity of it.

Clare x

chantal said...

Beautiful card, love the black and white.
Hugs, Chantal S

scrapper said...

Fantastic card Sue - just up my street (and ribbons would have spoilt its simplicity!!!!)

Gwen marsden said...

Beautiful card love the simplicity of it

Liz said...

Hi Sue
Thinking of you at this sad time x
The card is another beauty i love the black and white and such a quick card to do at last minute (I've done one)Thank you
Liz xx (serial copy cat)

Missmizog said...

Love this card. The monochrome is lovely. My thoughts are with you and your family x

Helen said...

Very lovely Sue, simple and elegant, perfect for the brisk frosty day we are having. Helen O xxx

Anonymous said...

Stunning and so elegant, loved it when I saw it on C&C, Edwina

CLM-cindylu2u said...

What an awesome card, sooo pretty!!

Kazbomps said...

Simple and elegant. Love this card. Karen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
sorry to hear your news. Not to worry about us we all understand.We are all here for u.
Fantastic card. So very pretty.

Born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Hellma said...

The monochrome is lovely

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning card, love those tree's
Lindsay xx

sandyb said...

Sue, So sorry to hear your news of your Dad. all I can say is try ti think of all the wonderful, funny and precious times you have had togehter as a family. My thoughts are with you. God Bless.
Sandraxxx

Lisa M said...

It's beautiful!!!

dutchess said...

simply stunning Sue.....take care Margaret

Jane said...

This is beautiful it looks so effective I will have a go at this one.
Thank you

Jane xx

Sue Parish said...

Hello Sue, It's a beautiful card and very poignantly suitable to send to someone bereaved at this time of year. Create and Craft showed a clip of one of your shows this morning, with this card and the lovely 'you have our sympathy' one you took to Ally Pally. Well all your blog friends are thinking of you today and you have our sympathy. Sincerely and with love, Sue x

joan Hill said...

Beautiful card as usual, Sue. So sorry to hear of your loss, my dad died 2 years ago so I know what you're going through. Will send you some reiki healing. Much love x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - very "eye-catching", simple but smart- like it a lot. Saw it on your show. Kay x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Simply stunning in black and white ...love the trees.
Carol x

Cumbrianlass said...

A really good card, black and white always very classy.
Janet xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue,
I am very sorry to hear your sad news ( I have only just looked at yesterdays post )
I do hope 2012 will be a better years for all of us.
You will be in my thoughts at this sad time.
Janet

lilygee said...

Dear Sue - thinking of you today. A lovely card - very atmospheric. Wishing all my blog friends a relaxing evening
Take care Sue and lots of love from lilygee xxx

Carole RB said...

I love love love your card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Another beautifully elegant card but so sorry to hear that your Dad has passed away. You were very lucky though to have so recently spent some time with him & to have those memories to sustain you at this sad time. All good wishes. Ann W

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, so sorry to hear about your Dad and so glad that you had some time with him recently. We are all thinking about you.
The card is stunning (as usual) and looks amazing even with ribbons and bows which I think of as your trademark. Regards, Anne Rx

Sue said...

So sorry for your loss especially at this time of year may your memories of good times help you through thinking off you
and the card is stunning as normal \luv \sue x

Craftychris said...

Absolutely love this card - the trees are fab and the monochrome simplicity is stunning!

gill said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you.

Shelley said...

Really love this card Sue, very elegant. x

SMAG53 ( Sheila Howells) said...

Beautiful card Sue,as usual...... So sorry to hear your sad news.My prayers are with you and your family at this time.x

PaulineC said...

A brilliant card. What a great idea. I MUST have a go at this.

CraftyJo said...

I think this is gorgeous Sue, very simple looking although not simple in techniques.

I am sorry to hear your sad news, my thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Elaine L said...

Lovely card - stunning with simplicity. Always like monochromatic cards as they always have an understated elegance. Thoughts with you.
Elaine L
x

CraftyLoops said...

Wow this is unbelievably beautiful Sue. I hope you are ok and your family too. Lee x

Sue Yorkshire said...

This is beautiful Sue, its so elegant

xxxx

Fiona said...

Nice effect

TimeOut2Create said...

Dear Sue,
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, he is with the angels now and no longer hurting! and i'm sure he is looking down on you and knows that you love him and thinking of him always!(As expressed on your card) Thanks for sharing the news with us!
We are here to share the good and the bad and hold each others hands through difficult times.
My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time!
This card is lovely as ever, your dad would have loved it!
Hugs Bim x

Lindyloo said...

Thank you for this beautiful card Sue.
We are sending you extra hugs of friendship again today and pray you find some relief, however small, in each and every day.
Linda x

allylovespaper said...

hi sue

another beautifu card and another technique to give a go. i am so sorry to hear about your dad, but i am glad you had some good times with him recently. sending a hug across cyber space for you.take care.
alison needham aka alyyneed

di said...

A beautiful card so simple in design.

Barbara Phillips said...

Beautiful card Sue, even without your trademark bow!

Maggie said...

Lovely card, but miss the ribbons
Maggie

Vie Carter said...

My thoughts are with you Sue

Love Vie

Boo said...

beautiful card sue, what i simple but good idea

violetclouds said...

another beautiful card, I love trees!!! Its also simple, yet looking again it is slightly complex as without your helpful explanation its not totally clear how to get that effecT!

lorraine (classylady) said...

Sue I am so sad to hear your news. I am so glad that neither weather, work or anything else kept you from your recent visit and the special time you had with your Dad & Mum. He is at Peace now.

This card seems so suitable for such a sad time, so peaceful and ethereal.

Take care of yourself and your Mum, sometimes we have to be too strong for others and dont get the chance to feel for ourselves.

Luv
Lorraine
xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I love this. TFS.

Rufus said...

Simple, yet extremely effective. CAS can be difficult, but you've done it beautifully. Thinking of you and your family at this time of loss. I know it doesn't help much now, but he'll never really be gone as long as you remember him and he'll always live in your heart.
R/

Moni said...

Love the black-white combination. Hugs, Moni

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
A Simple but effective card-love the black/white theme.
Eileen x

Crafty mop said...

Love it it's great x

sheila said...

Just love the effect of this card lookd simple but I bet it needed a bit of work getting the trees lined up

Ayelet said...

Beautiful and elegant!

miislucky said...

So sorry to hear about your father, my heart goes out to you and your family. This is a very lovely card! Mimi