Friday, 9 December 2011

Grateful (In Teal, White and Black)

Hi crafty blog friends!  Back to teal again today.  It seems that I can't seem to stay away from it too long lately.  It is a nice colour though, don't you think?  I started out with a piece of white card for this one and cut the Samantha Walker Twisted Metal tag die out of it.  I kept the die in place and inked the entire background with Broken China Distress Ink to create the teal background colour.
 When you remove the die you end up with that lovely white border left from the edge of the die.  The inner die piece was stamped with the sentiment and inked lightly with the same colour to highlight it.  I mounted the negative background piece over some black glitter card and attached the sentiment in the centre.  Using the white frilly edged  ribbon, I tied a big bow at the bottom of the card.  I cut several of the floral anemone die in white and teal card and removed the centre of each petal by folding it back and snipping it off.  I layered up the pieces and offset them slightly and glued them together.  I had a black fancy button in my craft stash that I glued in place for the centre of the flower.  There is a close up of it below for you. 
I pierced around the edge of the black card that I layered it on and added some black rhinestones in each corner to finish it off.  I really liked the way this one came out, probably because it was teal, who knows!  I hope you like it too.  All for now, Sue x

76 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. This is one of my favorite color combos.

Christine said...

Such a clever use of the die - beautiful! xx

Carole RB said...

Very nice card

melanie said...

Fantastic card love the bow . Melanie

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
I really love this card and the colours.
Sue

Julia Watts said...

Lovely card. Is it my imagination or are your bows getting bigger?! Love, Julia xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, fantastic card love the colours. I really like the anemone die. That's going on my long list to purchase. LoL. Won't be long till the 13th now. Lots of love. Jenny L

Anonymous said...

Well Sue you have done it again I love everything about this card especially the way you have put the anenome on the bow

Heather x

Jan said...

WOW. Beautiful card Sue, wonderful colours and finished off with a Sue special bow. Who could ask for more. x

Elaine L said...

What a great use of the anenome die - it really add that special finishing to this wonderful card and the bow is fantastic. Look forward to seeing what you come up with for the TV.
Elaine

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue I love the teal too and you have used the dies beautifully - love the bow

xxx

seom said...

oh yes it is!!! and i really must find some time to try out this die. its bee hanging on the bar for weeks now but christmas cards are getting in the way.. but again i love this card.. well done and the colours are great.. safe journey back to the UK..

mags said...

Super card Sue. The colour is lovely and your use of dies is great, once again.
Mags
x

joy said...

Hi sue the card is truly fantastic . i've made the flower before and had a great result.
joyce e

Carole said...

This has got to be one of my favourites to date! I love this colour combo and the way you have used the dies with the bow is amazing - I will be trying this one for sure! Carole Z x

pinky said...

Beautiful card, love the little edge to the ribbon and the colours are beautiful. I made a card using some of the dies yesterday, use gold mirri card and it was awful, really gawdy. Back to the drawing board lol.

Sandra F said...

A lovely card. I love that teal colour.

Uta said...

Beautiful card. Love this colours and this great bow.

dutchess said...

Morning Sue....just lovely I am sooo tempted to this set of dies!!!!!you really have shown just what can be done with them ...and the great combo of teal and black stunning love it take care Margaret

Jane said...

love the Samantha Walker Twisted Metal tag die Beautiful card.

Jane xx

Jo said...

I agree Sue, teal is a gorgeous colour and you've made a stunning card. Jo x

Masrie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love the colour.

Ayelet said...

I love this card and the teal color.
This bow is stunning!

Anne RD said...

Sue, this die is on my 'wish list' so clean and elegant. How I love checking your blog each morning to see what new and wonderful creation you have to show us.
x Anne RD

Ellie said...

Teal is a beautiful outstanding color, and you made a beautiful card!

Maryann said...

Again such a gorgeous card here. I love the teal color too, and I also just love that bow, you made here, it just finish it completely of and make it looks like a million. All is soo great....again.
Have a wonderful week-end everyone and lots of fun, I hope.

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL. I love the flower and bow. Good color combo.

Elaine J

Ruthie said...

another winner sue, I made a similar looking card using just white card stock and behind I up white glitter card it looked fab, sorry I did pinch the idea from you. But lets call it sharing.

Clai01 said...

Love teal, great card also!

Vee Cassidy said...

lovel card, Sue. Vee x

agapanthus said...

This is such a classy colour combo and that die is just perfect to go with it! Best wishes Karen x

Crafty mop said...

Teal and black is a great combo though , great card sue x

Cumbrianlass said...

A gorgeous card, and beautiful colours.
Janet xxx

Shelley said...

Love it, teal is my favourite colour too. x

Lynne said...

What a lovely unfussy card, letting the bow and Spellbinders make the statement. Haven't been able to get on and post for some time due to Internet difficulties. Having a look back at previous posts tho - can I still comment on them to enter draw? Either way I will be checking them out.
Best wishes
Lynne in Spain

Sandra said...

Beautiful card as usual,you are such an inspiration Sue,thanks for letting us see your wonderful creations
Sandra x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Oh yes this is fantastic, I love everything about this card and the embellishments are beautiful too.
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Good to see Teal isback - such a fantastic colour. I am loving the bow and the Anenome flower is cool to.
Hugs Amanda x

Janet said...

I love this die Sue. I have used it for both male and female cards as it is so adaptable. Great card once again from the 'Master'!!

TimeOut2Create said...

Another lovely card sue, great colour combo and technique. That bow and botton embelishment just made the card pop- Thanks!

lorraine (classylady) said...

another lovely card Sue

lorraine
x

Fiona said...

Love the flower!

Craftychris said...

This card is so striking - I love it. It has so much impact - definitely my kind of card x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Wow! I must have that die :D and I love the colours you've used
Sue H.

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Wow! I must have that die :D and I love the colours you've used
Sue H.

gwen marsden said...

another winner Sue ,simply beautiful

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card love the colours, i have these dies , will try this card. Yvonne xx

CraftyJo said...

It's beautiful! I think I'm becoming quite a Teal fan :)

CathyinMN said...

Great card! I really like the big bow with the button and die cut on it.

Lisa M said...

so glad you did a close up picture of that centerpiece. Incredible detail! LOVE IT!

PaulineC said...

Teal certainly is a lovely colour. I particularly love the flower and the bow on this one.

sheila said...

beautiful another winner Sue

CraftyLoops said...

This card is really beautiful card Sue, I love the colour and the stunning flower and bow. Lee x

scrapper said...

Just my colours aagain - realy super card Sue

lilygee said...

One of my favourite dies - such an elegant shape - doesn't need anything else. Wishing everyone a great weekend.
love lilygee xxx

Carol S. said...

My fav Teal again! Sitting here in my Teal coloured top!! An elegant card. My top isn't!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card

I bought this ribbon from CC - it is so great to use

Vie
x

Lindyloo said...

On wednesday your Tan & Turquoise card reminded me of 'My favourite things' from the Sound of Music, well have a guess what is on Sky family now, and, Miss Andrews is singing that exact song. How odd is that.. especially as I was thinking that todays card has a few of my favourite things: Twisted metal tag die, broken china ink, frilly edged ribbon... but.... they don't fit in the song as nicely as 'brown paper packages tied up with string'.
Ah well, its an awesome card that doesn't need a musical interlude from me anyway.
Best wishes Sue and all
Linda x

Frea said...

Great card, love the flower. Hugs, Frea

Sue C said...

Another great colourway - love samantha walker and the bow just finishes it off - brill!

Sue Parish said...

Ah, the lovely teal .. I bought my first teal dress over 40 years ago, long and slinky, it made me feel wonderfully glamourous - mind, in those days I had a 22" waist! I still choose teal outfits for weddings etc., but the 22" waist is long gone and the glamour is now mostly in the hats!
But it's the card I should be talking about! - it's beautiful. And doesn't that ribbon travel well - I've just bought some from Sam and it arrived in such pristine condition, you would never think it had come through the post. Sue x

violetclouds said...

Oooooh this is such a lovely card!!! ITs hard to pick out a favourite element because it all works together so well, but I am particularly liking the way you have got the white borders for the central samantha walker die, then that little white touch in the anemone flower & the white ribbon echoes it, you are so clever!!

sheila said...

I just love the simplicity of this card with the femininity of that lovely ribbon and button

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love that die and this color combination rocks!

Rufus said...

Loving your bow and it's topper!
R/

Bee and Dee said...

Really like this card hugs Bee

Clai01 said...

What a pretty card!

miislucky said...

I like this one very much! Love the color teal can't seem to get away from it either, lol. Very nice! Mimi

baa-me-chick said...

I like this..........alot!
Nicki xx

Redanne said...

Another beautiful card Sue, love the teal. Regards, Anne Rx

Barbara Phillips said...

Love those dies by Samantha Walker. The colours are gorgeous and the flower and bow really add the finishing touch to the card.

Debbie said...

Sue nice card
from Debbie

Anonymous said...

So plain and simple yet so elegant. More is less. Fantastic. This is one i have to have a crack at.
born again spellbinder
Nadine

nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Helen said...

Teal beautiful Teal xx

Tracy said...

Your embellishment is stunning, and I love the stenciling

Doreen said...

Wow what a bow.xxx