Friday, 16 December 2011

Just For You

Hi everyone!  I am using the Postage Stamp die set today which I really like and I think has a lot of potential.  This card, though more feminine as is, could easily be altered to suit a masculine recipient, don't you think?  A change of colour, remove the messy bow and stick pins and voila!That is one of best features of this die set, I think, that it lends itself to so many different looks and layouts.  I went with an aqua and chocolate color scheme on this one as I love those two colours together, they always just seem to be pleasing to the eye.  I used the In Spades border and cut two of them so that I could thread my viontage ribbon through them and have them border my focal element.  I tucked the ends around the back of the card and secured them and added the bow with a sticky glue dot.  I cut out two of the Postage stamp dies with the two largest in the set, one inside the other to cut a frame.  Since these were the same size and I wanted them to look like they had been interlocked, I had to cut the dies in a few places and then reassemble it so it looked like it was going underneath the second die in places.  If you have a good look at the close up below, you can see that I could not have achnieved this look without cutting them (or the help of Houdini! LOL)  I stamped a sentiment for the centre of the dies and inked it slightly with Frayed Burlap Distress ink and mounted it on 3D foam pads.  The background used some coordinating papers that I had in my stash, but the name had been cut off already, so sorry.  I really like the simplicity of this one, I hope you do too!  All for now, Sue x

78 comments:

Missmizog said...

Hi sue
I love the postage stamps. This card is beautiful.
Sue

Christine said...

Such clever interlocking of die cuts and the threading of the ribbon is beautiful, love it! xx

mags said...

Super card Sue. Love the ribbon threading and how the interlocking of the dies has worked.
Mags
x

Anonymous said...

another sensationalcard, love the colours and the interlocking dies. But as you say with a change of colour it becomes masculine.
Hugs Amanda x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, wonderful card yet again. I love the spotty paper. I'm really drawn to anything that has spots on it. Just finished a lilac and black card with one of your ideas of the wreath. I hope you don't mind. Put a few of my ideas to change it slightly. Lots of love. Jenny L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue you have come up with another clever way of using the postage dies. I love the colours, you have such a way of putting colours together, Since following your blog I put colours together that ordinarily I would never have tried. The spades border is so pretty I love these set of dies (ok I love all the spellbinder dies) lol but again I use them in different ways now.
Thank you for sharing
Heather x

melanie said...

What a stunning card love every thing about it .
thanks for sharing it
Melanie

Sandra F said...

It's beautiful Sue. Love the colours

Linda said...

Another lovely card, great colours. I think I need the postage stamp set now, thanks Sue x

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue, I love this card and the turquoise and message make me have a daydream that it is just for me because today is my birthday and turquoise is December's colour!!
Seriously, it is a beautiful card I really like what you have done with the borders and the interlocking in the centre is genius. xx
PS Thank you for the lovely stamps from the prize draw.

Julia Watts said...

Love the ribbon going through the border die. Very effective use of the Postage Stamp Die. Lovely colour combination. Love, Julia xxx

TOM said...

Hi Sue just logged on Wow this a wonderful card
well thought out and as you say it is adaptive in so many ways Tom

Uta said...

Beautiful card and beautiful colour combo.

Hugs, Uta

dutchess said...

Morning Sue....its just scrummy......another die for my list I missed all the shows as I was in hospital and a power cut has done for my recorder....so I will be eagerly looking to see all the samples on your blog...I missed the tied together folder as well... take care Margaret

Maryann said...

Another stunning creation here Sue. I love how you´ve used the postage stampdie within each other, I never thought of that, to be honest, but it looks really great. I always add ribon to all the borders possibly, as I´m a totally addict to ribbons he he he, and I just love this too.
Have a wonderful week-end filled with lots of fun everyone.

Kathryn said...

Wow another stunner loving the button :) x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning Sue, I love the effect with the borders and ribbon. Thats one thing I will try asap. Too many jobs and shopping at this time of year- I need crafting time!!! Will hopefully get some spellbinder products for Christmas- so If anyone knows any "reasonable website" let me know. Many thanks happy crafting Ann

sheila said...

Thanks for sharing another stunning card

pinky said...

Thats a gorgeous die, love how you threaded the beautiful vintage ribbon through like that.

Anne RD said...

Another lovely card Sue. Great way of using the postage stamp dies, and I love the ribbon weaving through the borders.
Anne x

Sue Yorkshire said...

I love this card. The colours are my favourites and I love spotty backing paper its probably the one that I use the most cos it works with all things. Havent got the postage stamp dies but the design would work with other dies so will give this one a try. You really are so inspirational Sue. I would love for you to bring out a Spellbinders dvd.

Sue xxx

Carole said...

I love this die set, but alas I'm going to have to wait....gorgeous card as always...it was so great to have you back on C&C this week! Carole Z x

Wellington said...

Oh my - haven't been able to get online for a 'personal' browse (that is, something that's not classed a Christmas shopping LOL) for ages & just look at the beauties you've created while I wasn't looking - TFS, made me gasp & smile as ever

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a really beautiful card-love the colours and the spotty backing paper.
Eileen x

baa-me-chick said...

I didn't realise at first glance that it was the postage stamp die until i read your post. It looked more intricate.
I do agree that the style is suited to both male & female cards depending on the colours & embellishments.
A great card Sue!
Nicki xx

Lynne M said...

Love the colour combination on this card and of course the postage stamp dies. Managed to find the borderability online so looking forward to playing with both these dies. just a quick message to lilygee I have my fingers crossed that your husband comes out of hospital next week in time for xmas.Lol Lynne M

marg said...

Hello Sue
I know its Aqua but its still a shade of TEAL !
and its gorgeous The Postage dies are on my list.
Love Marg

Debbie said...

SUE LOVELY CARD MUST TRY THIS ONE LOVELY
FROM DEBBIE

Cumbrianlass said...

Beautiful card Sue and lovely colours.
Janet xxx

Craftychris said...

Lovely card, interlocking the postage dies is a brilliant idea. I would not have thought of getting these particular dies until I have seen the things you do with them, now they are on my wish list x

Dealbaida said...

Yummier than any cupcake could ever be. Delicious colours too!


Marion

Lindyloo said...

Good morning Sue and everyone, its a lovely sunny day, at the moment, here in Wales, though it did try to snow earlier! I must agree with you totally Sue, todays card is so versatile and I love the colours (have used these to decorate my bedroom). This cound be adapted so easily to make a card for any occasion. Just image this in Cream/black & gold for wedding, red/green & white for Christmas or soft pastels for a newborn. Oh, and how bout raunchy red and black for a loved one at Valentines. This is definitely one to turn into a sketch for future use, thanks Sue.
If I may Sue, I would like to wish Rita a speedy recovery; Lilygee, we all hope that your hubby is back home with you for Christmas and lastly, Margaret hope you are well now after your stay in hospital. Be well everyone.
Regards Linda

Liz said...

Hi Sue
I love the Aqua/Teal and chocolate together and the threading of the ribbon through the die cuts sets it of beautifully.
Liz xx (Serial copy cat)lol!

Ruthie said...

Hi Sue
Just love the colour conbination, I am not normally a lover of brown (my school uniform colour) but when you put it with teal or turquoise it looks really nice. I am awaiting delivery of my new grand spellbinders which I ordered the other day, one being grand lable 23 two cards down your list. and gonna have to try that one.

Ruthie said...

Hi Sue
Just love the colour conbination, I am not normally a lover of brown (my school uniform colour) but when you put it with teal or turquoise it looks really nice. I am awaiting delivery of my new grand spellbinders which I ordered the other day, one being grand lable 23 two cards down your list. and gonna have to try that one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great colour combo again. I like the combo for papers that you used too.
I now have to make a few cards and will try some of my new dies. I don't have the postage stamp one, but might think of getting it in the future.

Happy crafting to everyone.
Elaine J

CraftyJo said...

Another beautiful card Sue, and you're right - if you take off the bow it would be great for a guy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
another brill choice. You just seem to keep getting better. love the laced die. U got me hooked. I have been emailed to do 3 month stint with a craft site from canada but cant do it as have to post my work to them and would be in tatters from the uk by time it got there. I am sure this is down to your tip and demos . CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH,your a wonderful lady
born again spell binder
Nadine

nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Vie Carter said...

colour combo woderful

clever use of ribbon through border

Vie
x

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card! I know i say this alot,but it's the truth. I would never have thought of using the postage stamp dies as a focal point the way u have done.You are truely a crating/Spellbinders genius, never mind Houdini!...lol and i love your bow not messy at all.
You really have a good eye for combining colours.Can't wait to see the papers you bring next time!
Luv Bim x

Redanne said...

Sue, the colours on this card are stunning and love what you have done with the ribbon. Beautiful card. Regards, Anne Rx

Helen said...

Very Elegant, I love the papers they are gorgeous, and I even love the brown (which Ive said in the past I dont really like), stunning, thank you for sharing xxx

joy said...

Hi Sue
I think the card is very versatile and can be used for male or female.love the colours
joyce e

Clai01 said...

The postage stamp dies look really effective on this card, I like how they go together and the colours look so nice also, it's a fab card!

CathyinMN said...

I love this card! The colors and everything else work so well together. I really like how you threaded the ribbon through the border die to frame the focal elements.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this card Sue, the colour combination is perfect. Will have to buy the dies to have a go. Thank you for another stunning card.
Chrissy x

Jane said...

Wow this is beautiful love everything about it colours, ribons, papers . Have the dies so can have a go at this one love it. Both the dies are in my top ten.

Jane xx

Tracy said...

Lovely as ever. You mentioned on the tv that the tape you use to hold the dies in place for cutting is from the states and you haven't seen it here - I use Scotch Magic Tape; it looks like the one you use and I've found it peels off without ripping the cardstock. Thought others might find it useful.

lorraine (classylady) said...

another stunner
lorraine

seom said...

oh i just love this one. the colours look great together.. i also found the scotch magic tape in staples and online and as the previous blogger said its working pretty good. some card stock is harder than other to peel it off just have to be patient (I'm not)...

your inspiration is appreciated..

PaulineC said...

Love the interlocked look. The colours are also lovely together.

GoonerGirl said...

Stunning card I love the colours.. Chris xx

Barbara Phillips said...

What a delicious looking card, absolutely adore those colours together. Got the Scotch masking tape from ebay and find it excellent.

Shelley said...

Stunning, my favourite colours. I found the Scotch removable tape at the Craft Barn. x

craftymum said...

wonderful colours Sue

hugs Sarah x

Fiona said...

Like the ribbon threading and the interlocking.

lilygee said...

A beautiful card
love lilygee xxx

julie said...

hi sue, love all your cards, keep them coming as i try and do the same as you i always get a wow of who i give them to, i got the big pack of spellbinders 47 dies(the butterfly set) the other day from create and craft love whatching when your on hugs julie
julielazenby@ymail.com

julie said...

hi sue, love all your cards, keep them coming as i try and do the same as you i always get a wow of who i give them to, i got the big pack of spellbinders 47 dies(the butterfly set) the other day from create and craft love whatching when your on hugs julie
julielazenby@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card, love the colours they really go together , you have done it again. Yvonne xx

Crafty mop said...

Sue loving these colours they are fab that brown is so choclatey just yummy love this card x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, I love these colours together, beautiful, and the ribbon threading is just sensational. I have to confess to thinking of the Postage Stamp die as a bit of a Cinderella amongst the more glamourous ones but today you have become it's fairy godmother Sue, and with a wave of your wand the hitherto homely nestie SHALL go to the ball!
Hope you're having a good day. Sue x

scrapper said...

Love this one Sue - great colours and again you have just the right toning papers to go with the lovely ribbon.
Fab card

Doreen said...

This is simply stunning,love the colours.xxx

CraftyLoops said...

Wow I love how youve used the postage stamp die, it looks terrific. Gorgeous card Sue. Lee xx

Sue H said...

Oh! Sue I love this one and I am so glad I went for the postage stamp set :D Those colours love so harmonious together.
Sue H.

suzie b said...

Hello Sue, love the ribbon threading, and your colour schemes are also so wonderful. You have idea's that I would never think of trying and they always work so well. Looking forward to tomorrows card. Suzie B x

Judith said...

I visit your blog most days and am never disapointed, love your colour combinations and the ideas that you come up with to use the dies in original ways, this card is so versatile for all occasions

Lorraine said...

hi sue this is lovely i love the elegance of this one xx

sheila said...

Another stunning card, your creativity and colour combining senses are amazing

Rufus said...

Striking card! Great color combo and I like the way that you entwined the postage stamp frames.
R/

gwen marsden said...

beautiful card sue love the colours

Carol S. said...

Stunning card Sue.The colours compliment each other beautifully. Hugs Carol S.xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Another super card and more so because it can be adapted for the menfolk so well which is a bonus.

love from Jackie D

violetclouds said...

particularly like the way you have used the postage stamp nesties to create this!

Jan said...

Now this one is different and yet you know who made it. Beautiful card Sue. x

Ayelet said...

Great card! I love the colors and how you "sew" the ribbon :)

miislucky said...

Hi Sue, looks like I've missed alot lately. I've been down but not out, lol. Love this card (as always) the colors go so well together. Mimi