Saturday, 17 December 2011

Faux Stitched Aperture

Hi blog friends!  Ho ho ho is getting closer, are you all ready yet?  I'm not, but I have made some headway at least.  Christmas trees are decorated (yes, I do a big one and a small one). I love decorating the Christmas trees once I have untangled all the lights, what a chore!  I was thinking about all the different trees I have done over the years.  If I can find the pictures of them all, I will post them for you to see.  I think you will understand my need to craft when you see these! Enough waffling, on to the subject at hand, today's post.  I had this decorative paper leftover from the last time I was at my Mom's and I was looking for the right card to use it on.  I thought it would look really nice behind an aperture from one of the Grand Label dies.  I decided to use Grand Labels Eleven for the card.  Using a white inksentials pen from ranger, I did some faux stitching all the way around the edge of the aperture and the mat layer edges too.  I made two flowers using the Spiral blossoms one die. One flower was made from matching card and the other was made from black felt.  I like the different textures together as I think it adds more interest sometimes.  You can see the close up of the flowers below. 

I stamped the sentiment all in one line by cutting it out of the rubber set and mounting it on my block as a single line (it was originally designed as two lines).  I cut the ends of the strip into a forked V and adhered it to the card in a diagonal fashion.  I also gave it a bit of shape with a little bit of mounting foam under a section of it to raise it up.  Finally, I used the Fancy Foliage dies to add several different styles of leaves for my flowers.  Definitely love my teal tones, I hope you aren't tiring of them!  All for now, Sue x

77 comments:

Crafty mop said...

Sue this is a fav for me the colours look amazing together and the layout of it all simply Devine x

Christine said...

Never tire of teal! Beautiful card, clever stamping too :) xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, how could we ever tire of your beautiful cards or the colours you choose. I saw this one on c and c and thought then it was fabbbbbbbbb. I look forward to some pics of your Christmas trees. I bet there fabbbbbbb too. Lots of love. Jenny L

Kathryn said...

Sue your a star when ever I'm stuck and having a loss of mojo I pop in and viola craftiness is restored lol beautiful card and now borrowed for step mums birthday thank you x mwaah x

Maryann said...

Another stunner here Sue, and no I sure never get tired of teal, as it´s one of my favorit colors too he he he.
I would love to see your trees too, that´s for sure. I love to watch other peoples decoratings, so I´ll look forward to see them too.

Lynne M said...

Love this card. The faux stitching sets of the card wonderfully. Thank you Sue.
Ann if you send me an email I will let you know the websites I use to purchase my spellbinder stash. Lmills59@hotmail.co.uk

Sue if you decide to auction your cards off for Gosh please let us all know as I'm sure all of us would like to own a "Sue Wilson" original.

Belinda Barton said...

A really beautiful card - I love the subtle colours

Anonymous said...

What an amazing card Sue I love everything about this card. I must get an inkessential pen because it certainly sets the card off

Thanks for the inspiration

Heather x

Julia Watts said...

Love the flowers as usual. Such an effective card. Love, Julia xxx.

mags said...

Really beautiful card. Love the aperture effect and the colours. Flowers are fab.
Mags
x

Missmizog said...

Hi sue
What a great card. Love the faux stitching. I agree with Lynne M you should auction off one of your brilliant creations. I for one would love to own a Sue Wilson original.
Sue

Carole said...

I think you have surpassed yourself with this card....I so love the wintry feel it evokes..wow! Look forward to seeing your tree pics...I love the decorating - every dec has a memory, some from childhood, some collected on our travels. It's a very traditional tree & I wouldn't have it any other way. I actually find the time putting it together both joyous and poignant, Love Carole Z x

Sandra F said...

It's lovely.

Vee Cassidy said...

This is a beautiful card, Sue lovely clean fresh and Teal is Tops! Your faux stitching is totally uniformly perfect - amazing. Vee xx

Anonymous said...

A very useful tip about cutting the rubber stamp! thankyou, Another lovely card, It would make a super upright card, using that paper, what do you think? Terrie

joy said...

Hi Sue
This card is fantastic i just love teal.
joyce e

fluffycat said...

Another lovely card and I'm not tired of teal yet. I like the idea of using the Spellbinders to cut apertures like that, it's not something I have done, but must try. How do you get your faux stitching so even? I always seem to either have too much space left at the corners or not enough!
Would love to see pictures of your trees, I'm sure they are amazing.
Frances

Anne RD said...

Sue, you have such a good eye for choosing background papers, these are lovely. Like the colours too.
Anne x

Linda said...

Such a pretty card, you come up with so many variations with spellbinders, how I envy your talent.
Linda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I loved this one when i saw it on your show last week, you always amaze me with your designs and different techniques , keep it up pleaseeeeee. Yvonne xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the Faux stitching wish mine was so even !
Lovely design
lovemarg

Debbie said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
TAPED YOUR CC SHOWS LOVE YOUR WORK
FROM DEBBIE

suzie b said...

Just popped on to have a look at todays creations, simple but stylish. It is so unfair you seem to know exactly what colours will go together automatically. Love the roses and the leaves it just finishes off the cards. Any chance of a card for a man now and again. All the best Suzie B x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours on this card and those backing papers are fab. Your faux stitching always looks so even!!

Eileen x

Anonymous said...

What can i say, loving the teal and also the card is fab as usual.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

My name is Cindy said...

Another beautiful card! Just love your designs Sue.

dutchess said...

Morning Sue....I can never tier of teal!!!! this is such a lovely soft gentle look its really stunning and yes I do think the different textures of the flowers is just right .....hope you have a good weekend and jet lag over! take care Margaret

Helen said...

I saw this one on C&C, its gorgeous, I love teal, I dont think its a colour I could ever tire of, cant wait to see your Christmas trees, I bet they are very creative. Only 8 sleeps to go, Im all ready! first time ever. Thank you for another beautiful card Helen O xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

I also saw this on C&C and thought it beautiful and seeing it closer it looks even better. I love the colour teal, my bridesmaids were in that colour nearly 40 years ago!!!! Looking forward to seeing your trees.

Sue xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A wonderful card in my fav. colour, I really liked it when you did the demo of it on C&C.
Janet xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Tjis is a beautiful card. Love the colours.

Carol S. said...

I am a Teal addict too!! My bedroom is also Teal!! Love the faux stitching, a perfect finish to a beautiful card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

CraftyJo said...

Nope, not tiring of it at all! It's gorgeous.

Redanne said...

Love the stitching, love the card, love the flowers, love the colours, just love everything about it. Regards, Anne Rx

Liz said...

I'm so glad this one is on here as you get to see it more clearly than on TV i loved it then and even more now its up close on my big comp screen. The stitching is so neat.
(serial copy cat)lol

sheila said...

Never tiring of thr teal, you do something imaginative and different every time you use this colour. Today's card is very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS. U know its arrived when the tree goes up. My christmas pressie to u would be ....um teal dog tooth pattern ribbon. Yo perfect.Solve all your searching.hehe. Wonderful card and which one is not.You have the talent and the eye to bring it all together and u do so well. DONT STOP NOW.
born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

PaulineC said...

Love the American paper and the floral arrangement on the card. We haven't had a tree now for a few years but with a new Granddaughter we will have to have one next year.

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I love this card. What a nice simple and elegant colour and design....love it

Merry Christmas

Julie x

craftymum said...

love the floral spray on this card Sue

hugs sarah x

Clai01 said...

The teal tones are lovely , gorgeous card !

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue,
Merry Christmas to you and your's too.Can' wait to see your decorated trees!
Love the cards-The colour combo, faux stitching,flowers and layout...grt job sue!
I saw you demoing this card on c&c, you wanted to get it done but those presenters...(Please bring out another DVD!)
(Congrats on reaching your target followers of 2100)
Hugs Bim x

Uta said...

Your card looks fantastic.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
I just love this card and for me it's the foliage that makes it as well as the colour. Full of cold today so this has cheered me up

love from Jackie D

melanie said...

Great card love the colours Melanie

gwen marsden said...

I keep thinking you cant do anything any better and then you come up with this one, it is stunning

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,I love your flower arrangements

Merry Christmas.xxx

Anonymous said...

Will never tire of the teal Sue, keep them coming. Another fabulous card. Look forward to seeing pics of the Christmas trees
Merry Christmas, hugs Chrissy x

Lindyloo said...

Good afternoon Sue and blog friends.
I, also, am not ready for Christmas, I only managed to put my Christmas tree up yesterday! I am so far behind in fact, (due to unforeseen circumstances), that I haven't even made a single card.
Sue if you are able to find some photos to show us of your trees that would be wonderful. I believe the tree is the centrepiece of Christmas and there is nothing more heart-warming when you enter the home, than the glow of a beautifully lit tree.
As to todays card Sue, its another stunner. It ranks alongside Parisian in Teal, Navy n Cream (March 28), All That Glitters, Vintage Steampunk and Taupe and Blue; to name but a few! I think my top 10 would have to be a top 50 (or more) because they would all vie for top positioning.
Have a good weekend all. Regards Linda
ps Its voting time at www.origincraftawards.com and I know who I will be voting 'Card designer of the Year' and 'Celebrity Crafter of the Year' How bout you guys? Sorry Sue don't want to embarass you mentioning this, but we do all respect you and your work. x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card as always Sue. I never tire of teal. Ann W

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I love Christmas and all that goes with it, I also love this card its beautiful and the colours go so well together.
Carol x

sheila said...

WOW! love this elegant card

Suzanne said...

STUNNING - I just adore the whole design - I love all your work but this just ticks all my boxes - I haven`t been well and thankfully was able to watch all your shows whcih brightened my day - Suzanne x

Jan said...

Thinking of you Sue. Big hugs and love.
Love your card.Jan
x

Jane said...

Realy like this one, ordered the sentiment rubber stamp waiting for it to arrive.

Jane xx

Tracy said...

Such a striking colour combination.

Barbara Phillips said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers with the foliage.

Shelley said...

I love this card Sue, and will never tire of Teal. x

Becky Dunham said...

This is just beautiful Sue and so poignant coming right after the post of your father's passing. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation.

Craftychris said...

Lovely card and I can't wait to see your Christmas trees!! x

Maggie Beee said...

I watched thios card being made and I was transfixed!!! I ordered the DVD and the stamps because of it! It is superb! XXX

Hellma said...

WOW! love this elegant card

violetclouds said...

Loving the aperture and faux stitching, and of course the flowers. Another great design

Sue Parish said...

I love everything about this card - thought it amazing on tv and it's even more stunning in close-up. I've got the grand labels eleven coming and I've already got the fancy foliage so I've just ordered the spiral flower and look forward to trying to make something like this when it arrives. Sue x

CathyinMN said...

Another beautiful card. Love the sentiment -- it's a great reminder.

Jan said...

Gorgeous colours, fantastic flowers (mine are never quite right) and endless patience to do the faux stitching. Wow x

scrapper said...

Another beautiful card with such wonderful colours.
The embellishment is stunning and so stylish

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Stunningly beautiful love the colours
Lindsay xx

Ayelet said...

Beautiful colors and flowers!

Elaine L said...

Yet another great card by you. The foliage die just makes the flowers stand out more. You always manage to keep your cards so interesting.
Elaine

Fiona said...

This is a bit different - like the aperture effect

Maggie said...

Beautiful card love the colours
Maggie

Vie Carter said...

Just beautiful

Vie
x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Running out of compliments, GORGEOUS

Dawn said...

I love this card, the colours, everything. I really like how you use the negative part of the die cut, very inspiring, will have to give it a go soon. Dawn x

miislucky said...

This is one of my favs I think. Very beautiful card!!! Mimi

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