Monday, 19 December 2011

What's Red and Black and White All Over!

 Hi guys!  It's a bit early for Valentines Day and this certainly looks as if it could pass for a card for that special day, doesn't it.  Using the heart circles, the heart edgeabilities and the three hearts in the right corner, one would think it was for Valentines Day, but I wasn't even thinking along those lines at all for it.  However, when I finished it, that was all I saw!  Oh well, sometimes we just end up somewhere completely different than where we started from, huh?  I actually cut three of the heart circles, one in red, one in white and one in black.  I snipped between each and every heart around the circle so that they could be pushed forward to create a frilly edge to the circle.  I embossed the background with the folder called Intrinsic to create a swirly texture background.  I used the white Inksential pen to faux stitch around the inner and outer black mat on the card as well as the centre of the border.  The border was created using several of the edgeability dies with hearts in them.
I added a black and red plaid bow from ribbon in my craft stash.  A black button with Bakers Twine and two decorative pearl pins complete the bow.
I used three hearts that were leftover from cutting the circle heart die and added them to the corner to complete the card.   Maybe I should have kept this card to post in February, who knows! LOL  All for now, Sue x

68 comments:

mags said...

Wonderful card Sue. That bow is simply divine and the button and pins are the finishing touch. I do love red and black together.
Mags
x

Missmizog said...

What a stunning card. Love red and black together
Sue

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love how the edgeabilities work so well together. Julia xxxx

Maryann said...

Beautiful card Sue, and I sooo love red and black together. It looks sooo elegant and the heart theme can always be used, that´s for sure.
Hope you´re feeling a bit better today hun.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, wow what a great card. I see you've got your ribbon back and a check one too. LoL. Love the white stitching around it really does finish it off. Lots of love. Jenny L

Герцогиня said...

Wonderful card Sue. It looks sooo elegant and the heart theme can always be used, that´s for sure.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card Sue I love black and red together and that ribbon is amazing (I would love to go through your crafty ribbon stash) lol I am definately going to get an inksential pen because it gives such a professional finish

hugs from Heather x

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue, like others I love red & black together, so elegant,

Anonymous said...

beautiful card such lovely bold colours
Hugs
Alison Glover

pinky said...

I love all the gorgeous heart dies Sue, the red and black is stunning. Thinking of you:(

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue

Craftychris said...

A fabulous card! Red and white always look good and can be used anytime. It is a good Valentines idea though and that will be upon us before you know it. Time does have a habit of flying by!! x

Marie-Louise said...

A beautiful card. Love the bold colours.

Прозрачная said...

very elegant and passionate!!!

Shelley said...

Beautiful card Sue x

Bea said...

lovely card - these cards add a really opulent feel.

Maggie said...

A gorgeous rich card that could be for any occassion I love red and black combo just don't use it much.....maybe I will now.

Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,A perfect Valentines card even though it was not meant. Yvonne xx

baconbits said...

A very opulent and seductive card. Black red and white a sexy combo.
Ilove it.
Hugs Amanda x

Anne RD said...

Gorgeous - love the bold colour combination, and what a super bow! Bought the pen, now for the straight stiching - might try putting some paper through the sewing machine to get a regular pattern to practice on.
Anne x

Doreen said...

Your creations are simply stunning.xxx

Ruthie said...

An absolute striking card the colours jump at you. The ribbon softens the whole look. Very dramatic and I like it a lot.

Thinking of you
Ruthie

Anonymous said...

Striking and sexy card, the faux stitching looks particularly good on this one. Your brilliant ideas are endless. Edwina

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

very dramatic card but lovely with it. Never thought to cut dies and leave in place. Good idea.Can twist tuck or fold for dimension. Brill. Fantastic for valentines.
Wonderful card wonderful ideas and wonderful designer. WELL DONE .
born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just received this and had to say WOW. I like all the layering and the colours. Without the hearts the colours could be for Christmas. Beautiful ribbon.

Elaine J

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, fab colour combo. Hugs,Moni

Anonymous said...

A very striking card, Love it. Terrie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, very dramatic and voluptuous!!! Hope you are feeling a bit stronger today - hugs Kay x

CraftyJo said...

I wouldn't have thought to cut three of the heart circles myself - it looks wonderful. You are certainly full of inspiration! It does look like Valentine's Day and also a little risqué given the black and red theme :)

Sue Parish said...

A particularly bold and striking card, Sue. I love the ribbon - shall be looking to buy that, definitely, would be fab for next years Christmas cards. I like the extra dimension snipping and bending the hearts brings, wouldn't have thought of doing that myself. Am learning so much from this blog Sue! Always watch your demonstrations on TV and at the shows and enjoy that very much, but at my age it's too easy to forget how it's done! I love being able to scroll back the instructions on the blog. Have your DVD too and love that as well. Thanks for all you do. Hope today is bearable and still thinking of you, Sue x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue.
This is a very striking and beautiful card-love the plaid bow.
Haven't been able to get on your site for a couple of days, but it's ok today!
Eileen x

Tracy said...

Wow, that certainly is a sexy card! Love the bow, it looks stunning.

Lindyloo said...

Good afternoon Sue,
An absolutely stunning card, as always, that reminded me immediately of Mya singing at the beginning of 'Lady Marmalade' in Moulin Rouge.
Risque but beautiful.

With your permission I would like to offer up a poem I read (I have amended it slightly):

THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL
Dad taught me life's lessons,
Of right and of wrong.
And instilled in me values,
That I might be strong.

And on through the years,
as my hero he stood.
Working to give,
in all that he could.

His presence was important,
I loved to see him smile;
And no one in the world,
Could emulate his style.

And so dear Dad,
My best memory to recall,
Is the gift of your presence:
You were the greatest gift of all.
* * * * * *
I pray you find yourself smiling through the sadness as you recall all the happy memories and (if you believe) I pray God swiftly brings you inner peace.
Linda x

Linda said...

Stunning card Sue, thinking of you xx

Gwen Marsden said...

just love red and black Sue so dramatic

Cumbrianlass said...

A great card Sue, lovely and bright.
Janet xxx

dutchess said...

Hi Sue those edgabilities just look stunning lovely use of colour for effect, another stunner.....sure you will be heading back stateside soon thinking of you all take care Margaret

lilygee said...

Bold dramatic colours and a bow to die for! A lovely poem from lindyloo - liked it a lot.
Lots of love lilygee xxx

Clai01 said...

LOVE it!

Crafty mop said...

That ribbon is right up my street just fab ....love this card the colours are awesome love it x

Fiona said...

Reminds me of something I once saw in Changing Rooms - designers with similar ideas!

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, Stunning, Stunning is all I can say about this one.
Carol x

Redanne said...

What's black and white and red (read) all over - a newspaper!! Sue, the red and black combo is gorgeous, what a beautiful card. Lindyloo's poem is wonderful, it helped me and hope it helps you too. Thanks for all your inspiration. Regards, Anne Rx

PaulineC said...

Gorgeous card. It would certainly make a fabulous valentine's day card. Though I am sure that a loved one would be over the moon to receive it at any time.

melanie said...

Beautiful card love the colours .Melanie

lorraine (classylady) said...

ANOTHER GREAT CARD SUE
TAKE CARE
LORRAINE
XXX

Carol S. said...

Wow Sue, a lady in red!!Lol!! The white really pops the red and black. Bootiful! Carol S.xx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is stunning. I love the colors. TFS.

Kate's Cards said...

Now that card would definately get noticed on the mantlepiece!!!

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful card -- for Valentine's or anytime.

Helen said...

Wow, red and black is such a statement, so very decadent!, I love it thank you for sharing Sue, love to you Helen O xxx

Jane said...

Gorgeous card love Red Beautiful card

Jane xx

Carole said...

Wow...very striking...love the ribbon too xx Carole Z

Janet said...

How sad I was to hear of the loss of your dear dad, its an awful feeling losing ones parents and no matter how old we are , we are still their little girls at heart. I pray you will find comfort as the days pass. And what a trooper you are to still be thinking of us and putting wonderful cards on your blog. Your just a star Sue - God Bless.

yorkie said...

Love the card your right it would have been a good one for valentines day
Love looking at all your works of art you inspire others.
Theresa x

Vie Carter said...

Wonderfully dramatic

Love
Vie
x

sheila said...

Hot and sexy colour, would choose to send this to someone special

sheila said...

lovely card

Kazbomps said...

Great colour combination and I love the ribbon. Karen x

Jenny, said...

OMG this card is divine,

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi sue, This card is stunning, love your forward thinking!Valentines is just around the corner!
Thinking of you:)
Hugs
Bim

Ayelet said...

absolutely Valentine! So pretty!

Dawn said...

Love how cheery this card is, gorgeous. Dawn x

violetclouds said...

This is another lovely striking card Sue, I think you easily could save it for valentines - especially if you layered a different sentiment on - but I think the recipient might well guess that you sent it as it is so obviously your style!

Jan said...

stunning card Sue x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
A really striking card, I am now suffering from ribbon envy....it's fabulous I need some!
Take care of yourself Sue x

miislucky said...

Love this card! I love how the 3 colors blended so well together. It's simple but yet elegant. Great job! Mimi

Kyle Ferreira said...

Love the card your right it would have been a good one for valentines day Love looking at all your works of art you inspire others. Theresa x