Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Black And White Wedding

Hi there my crafty friends!  I had forgotten that I have a slew of cards that I made some time ago using Sam Poole's wedding stamp sets.  I had planned on doing a show with them but it never worked out that I could find the time.  This is one of my favourites of the bunch though.  I really like black and white  for a wedding themed card, it just seems so elegant, doesn't it?  I used a few pieces of white lace from my craft stash to create a border for my woven ribbon accent.  I won't go into the instructions for that here but it is on my DVD and there is also a step by step tutorial on the Creative Expressions website, just click on the link below and scroll down the page.http://creativeexpressionsdesigns.wordpress.com/sue-wilsons-ribbon-workshop/  You can see a close up of it below. 
I just added a few of the white organza roses that Creative Expressions carries to the top and bottom of the ribbon accent ( I don't make these type of flowers as they are quite fiddly and so much easier to use when you purchase the premade ones and very inexpensive too).  For the main of the card, I used the CE Lattice embossing folder.  I cut three consecutive sized ovals out of silver, black and white.  On the white one, I had stamped the wedding cake in black archival ink and clear embossed it.  I had a few left over Fancy Pants swirls in my craft stash so I painted them black with the Eco Green paint and added them to the top and bottom of the ovals.  I added a few pearls and some small ribbon roses too.  I stamped my sentiment and cut thee small sizes of the ovals for these and added them to the bottom corner with a few pearls to complete my card.  I hope you enjoy the change to a wedding card for today!  All for now, Sue x

131 comments:

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. Makes me want to get married again (maybe not lol). I agree with you, black and white is perfect for a wedding card and really elegant.
Sue

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card and it could be very adaptable for other occasions (minus the wedding cake!). I love the ribbon and lace too. Thanks again.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card and it could be very adaptable for other occasions (minus the wedding cake!). I love the ribbon and lace too. Thanks again.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I have your DVD and have used this technique as a wreath on my Christmas cards using double sided ribbon and I recieved compliments on them all so thanks for that. Once again I love this card especially the colours you have used.
Heather x

Lindyloo said...

Good morning Sue,
I am only now about to go to bed (bad night) and all I am doing is singing a song from my all time favourite film, 'My Fair Lady'. 'I'm getting married in the morning,
Ding, dong the bells are gonna chime...'
Such a delightful song and thats exactly what I think of your card. Its lighthearted but vivacious. Just like Eliza in her black & white outfit at the races. Your lovely florish reminding me also of her large brimmed hat, tilted off to the side: so elegant, so chic.
Hope everyone has a good day.
Regards Linda

Julia Watts said...

Such a modern card - love it! Julia xxx

Ayelet said...

Perfect card! I love the ribbon with the organza flowers and the lace.

Герцогиня said...

Hi Sue!
What a beautiful card! I agree with you, black and white is perfect for a wedding card and really elegant.
Hugs Tanya x

Patricia said...

Wow! love this card like I love all your cards Sue.
I did the Ribbon Weaving on a lot of my Christmas Cards and they went down a treat.
Use Red and White and you can use this theme for a Valentine Card.

Patricia xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sue, yes this is a beautiful card. I love monochrome anyway and I think it is quite popular for weddings these days. Will have to try the ribbon weaving technique, have your DVD so there will be no excuse.

Elizabeth
x

Lynnus said...

How elegant quite simply beautiful, lving the ribbon on this one x

Clai01 said...

Black and white is something i don't really do much of , but i like to see cards done this way.

Anonymous said...

Hiya Sue, would not of thought of doing black and white for a wedding until now, love it its beautiful and very versitle can be used for lots of occassions. All the best Suzie B

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue Well what a beautiful card,im really taken with the border ribbon and lace.Thank you . Love Elaine H

ang said...

very striking and classy thanks angxx

hazel said...

Morning Sue another stunning creation love the use of black and white for a wedding card. love the woven detail down the left hand side too. xxhazel

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue

The only word is fantastic, I love it.
Lydia
X

Lexie said...

Black and white is so classy if done properly like here. Beautiful card and I'll give you a call if I get married again! Lol.
x

jean.phillips1 said...

So elegant, I may have to copy this for my nephews wedding in July!

Sandra F said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I like black and white and must give the ribbon a try

Lesley Stephen said...

Very classy. Just love the whole card. Another winner.
Lesley

Uta said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Great colour combination for a wedding card.

Hugs, Uta

Clare said...

Perfect card for a wedding. The black and white theme is really elegant.

Clare x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, fabbbbbbbb card very stunning. I love that lace you used from your stash. You have used it before in black. Did you buy it in the states or here?
Lots of love. Jenny L

Victoria said...

Gorgeous - I agree black and white is stunning!

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this is such a beautiful card....you have really got me into making white on white and black and white cards! I have your DVD and used the ribbon wreath on several of my Christmas cards this year, with lots of compliments - so thank you for sharing this technique, love Carole Z xx

Olga said...

Black and white elegance!

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, I really like the big bold swirls on this card and the way they hug the ovals. A really modern wedding card. Like it a lot. Anne x

veronica said...

very elegant card! really must have another go at the ribbon weaving....

dutchess said...

Hi Sue I have a nephew who is getting married this June and this card would be perfect....will have to practice the ribbon platting though!!!thanks for the inspiration to get on with the card!!! take care Margaret

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
A very beautiful card, elegant.
Loved the shows last night, loved the dies but I dont know what I could do with an extra calibur! lol.
Happy2craft

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue this card is gorgeous, I love the ribbon weaving it really makes a statement

Will the moroccan dies be sold seperately from the calibur?

Sue xx

pinky said...

Oh wow, thats just amazing, love your ribbon and lace!

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
I love the black and white look but have to admit that am still in an all white obsession after your previous postings!
Just wanted to say thanks for your wonderful DVD which I got for Christmas - the techniques are really different and inspiring. Have been sick for a week with flu and it has brghtened up the time for me. Now I'm better, can't wait to have a go myself!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, the woven ribbon technique is one of my favourite techniques that I learnt from you last year. Before that I had only plaited / braided ribbon.
I would love to see posts of cards utilising the morrocan dies, Love & Light Theresa. H

sheila said...

So elegant!!

Ann said...

Wonderful - so classic and could suit many different occasions.x

Evik said...

This woven ribbon accent is so cute!

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous card here again Sue, and I so love this wowen lace border, you made here. It really looks awesome, so now I have to go and see that video, so I can find out, how you did that.

Anonymous said...

Lovely - think I'm going to have to get that dvd

She x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, An absolutely stunning card, love monocrome, another winner ,keep them coming. Yvonne xx

jean mcfarlane said...

beautiful card sue, well done xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
WOW! What a stunner and i love the ribbon and lace which I've done but not in fine ribbon. Watched I,W last night and love the new Moroccan dies i hope they are sold separately soon. I'm all set for spellbinders tonight lol!
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

scrapper said...

Love this card Sue - as yu say it is great for weddings - so classy.
Have now managed to make the ribbon plait and it does look lovely

YorkshireLass said...

Black and White - never tire of this colour combination - gorgeous card Sue!

jan said...

hi sue, I love this card, as you say black and white are so elegant, love the way you've weaved the ribbon, going onto creative expressions site now to see how that's done. thanks for your inspiration.
love jan x

inkypinkycraft said...

A truly elegant acre and wow the woven ribbon! Great card hugs trace x

lilygee said...

Hello everyone - Sue this is beautiful and love the swirl (not a spellbinder methinks!) but very chic.
lol lilygee

Erica said...

This is an amazing card. The ribbon technique is stunning x
Erica x

Fiona said...

Love the ribbon weaving, specially with the organza!

Lorraine said...

Yet another fantistic card - wonderful idea to do a wedding card in black and white - works really well. Lorraine x

Tracy Heaton said...

Aww, this is so beautiful. Agree about the colour scheme too. Craft day on C&C isn't the same without you!
Tracy x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
well what an effect u have on us all (its a good one don't panic) lol ribbon plaiting one of my favourite too. Black and white cards good for any one at any event. Looks so expensive and elegant. I am just doing a lattice work card in an opening on a card. You have learnt me a lot, diamension, colour tips and short cuts (literally off the dies lol)Loving my crafting thanks to you and c&c, a big Thank You.
born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug

Yvonne said...

Oh I love this one and I agree black and white is stunning for wedding cards. I love he fancy pans swirls think I may need t o purchase those. This is very legant as most of your cards are. I soooooo lov my spellbinders. Sounder what will be on the pick Of the day this eve.

Vie Carter said...

Black and white so elegant

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, black and white was my daughter's wedding theme. I particularly like the flourishes on the design. Edwina

baconbits said...

What a stunning card. Love the ribbon work for the boarder. The Black and White combo give this wedding card a modern twist - but by changing the stamp the card could be adapted for any occasion.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

Oksana said...

Beautiful wedding card Sue!

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
A very elegant card-love the lace!

Eileen x

joy said...

Hi Sue this card is beautiful.
black and white very smart .
the card can be used for any other extra special events.
joyce e

Hellma said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely stunning, love the black and white too.

Bet

bhavana said...

a simply beautiful and elegant card! Love Black & white for wedding cards, in fact love it for christmas too!

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Oh how beautiful is the card,any bride would be very happy to receive a card like this and I agree with you black and white is so elegant.
Carol x

Sandy Palmer said...

Stunning card! I love black and white together! Every element on this card is breathtaking!
Hugs,
Sandy

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Maggie said...

Another black and white work of art Sue! Love this for an unusual wedding card not a colour combo I would think of using but it works!

Maggie

CraftyJo said...

Lovely wedding card Sue, and thanks for the link to the ribbon workshop - I shall go a spend a couple of lovely hours browsing that site now - the ironing will have to wait :)

gwen70 said...

What a stunning card Sue, just beautiful

gwen70 said...

What a stunning card Sue, just gorgeous

melanie said...

Fantastic card Melanie

pamela said...

Another lovely card, than you

Hanneke said...

This wedding card looks so elegant! Indeed the black and white works so well for wedding cards. Hugs, Hanneke

Ita said...

sue another fab card I just love Black and White
Ita

Lisa M said...

That ribbon alone could hold it's own for a card. What a gorgeous design and very elegant.
The way your embellishments compliment the frame and painted flourishes is just outstanding. Those two alone would have been perfect, but that extra step of "I do" just seals the deal!
So very pretty and classy...

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Beautiful card Sue! Your ribbon work is gorgeous!

Pearl said...

Yes this is very elegant! Love the cake and the cute 'I DO' sentiment!
Love Pearl x

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue love it cant wait for the pod on c&c tonite.
Hugs
Alison Glover x

Capsgrammy said...

So classy!!!!! You're the best! Meg xxxx

Pinkers said...

Gorgeous elegant card,xx

Pinkers said...

Gorgeous elegant card, looked at the instructions but will have to do it with the hubby, as me been a leftie I always struggle lol.xx

Lilnute said...

Hi Sue,
I agree white and black makes for a very elegant and classy wedding card.
I love the ribbon plaiting, I have your dvd and finally managed to get the hang of it myself, I used it on my parents 40th anniversary card. It got so many lovely comments from friends and family.
So I decided to use the technique the make Christmas wreaths on cards for my close family and friends. I have had so many thank you letters and lovely comments, I was grinning from ear to ear.. lol.
Thats what I really love about crafting, you can really make someones day, which makes my day too.

love and hugs,
Dawn x

Linda said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, as my Son's getting married in two months this is very inspirational. Love the sentiment xx

PaulineC said...

Gorgeous card. I especially love the ribbon weaving and I have mastered it at last thanks to you. It is actually simple to do when you know how.

Claveh said...

I just love monochrome Sue, great card, as usual.

Shelley said...

Stunning card Sue, love the ribbon accent. x

Craftychris said...

Love it, Love it, Love it! that's all I can say! xx

Redanne said...

The card is absolutely gorgeous, would not have thought to use b%w for a wedding but it so works - the ribbon trim is wonderful. Regards, Anne Rx

gwendraeth said...

what can one say but Stunning
Gwenda

Sue H said...

Oh! Sue it's so beautiful :D, thank you for the link to learn the ribbon lacing, it looks absolutley gorgeous
Sue H. xx

mags said...

Beautiful card Sue. I agree that black and white does look stunning for a wedding card. Love the ribbon detail.
Mags
x

jemet said...

Hi Sue
yet another beautiful card love black and white

Jean

Bee and Dee said...

Really classy, lovely card. Hugs Bee

Jan said...

beautiful card Sue x

rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Another brilliant wedding card, so ellegant. I have your DVD and tried the ribbon technique, it looks so good and complicated but the effect is wonderful.

Lovexx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card with so many different elements on it. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jenny, said...

love the ribbon n lace

CathyinMN said...

Very elegant and beautiful wedding card.

Liz said...

so elegant

CraftyLoops said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the ribbon work. Lee xx

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Beautiful card Sue, I must try to do more with ribbon.
Chris

Kazbomps said...

Great card and I love the ribbon. Karen x

Anonymous said...

Very different Sue. Like it! Ann W

Jane said...

Lovely card really like black and white cards, will have a look for the wedding stamp

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love your blog, I've never been so creative! I was looking at a set of stamps I had bought and never used and guess what, it was a wedding cake. Your card is so elegant. x x Craftylicious (off to play with my stamps lol)

Susanne J said...

What an amazing card I love the black and white look !!! Really elegant :))))

Lindylou said...

Love it loveit love it
You are soooo clever

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
You have done it again, so elegant,I love black & white and the ribbon is a lovely touch. Must check out the link.

Carol at Henlow

Barbara Phillips said...

One of your best cards yet, absolutely stunning. The ribbon is a gorgeous feature of the card as well as the swirls.

bali said...

I have always loved black and white. As a wedding planner when i use to suggest it for weddings as a theme, i always got funny looks, but once set it always looks amazing. There is a certain crispness about it.
Love the flourishes. Bali. xx

Karen said...

I love black and white, very elegant.
Karen xx

Heidi said...

I too love black n white - also to wear!! Stunning wedding card Sue :-)
Heidi x

Lisa-Jane said...

Wonderful swirls you have there and I love anything black and white.

craftysals creative corner said...

stunning and I can see it done in many other colours looking just as striking, sue you are amazing

Crafty mop said...

Very elegant the colours are striking ...fab x

mgq said...

beautiful card. very elegant. marie

sheila said...

I just love elegance and you do elegance to perfection

jordiegirl said...

Another fab card Sue.

I've just made a card for my niece's wedding day and it is black, white and silver as that is her colour theme for the day. Hope she likes it - it's rather unusual!

Will be posting it on my card blog after the wedding.

karen said...

This really is a very elegant card! I especially love the swirls! They are just the right touch!
xoxo Karen

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Another very classy card. I was trying to work out which die you'd used for the border, then I read it was real lace! - goes to show how realistic Spellbinder dies are, doesn't it! I am another who would have liked to buy the Moroccan dies but already have the Grand Calibur. Oh well, more for the wish list - it grows by the day! Am enjoying the shows but it's strange to see Sue's cards without Sue! You are missed!
Sue x

Angie said...

That is a beautiful card ... very inspiring design ...thanks for dropping by my blog.

Luanne said...

very beautiful card Sue! just love the ribbon and the swirls.

Luanne

sandra(misty) said...

I love this card I love they way you have done the ribbon going to see if I can master that ribbon

Knerten said...

Oh, this is beautiful, Sue. Love the silk ribbon you have on the side, I love this way of using it too :-)

Lynne M said...

This is just a beautiful card. The ribbon and lace work so well. LOL Lynne M

lorraine (classylady) said...

Sue what a stunning card. Wish I had even a small part of your brain or should that be your imagination and TALENT.....

thank you for all your ongoing inspiration

lorraine
xxx

Helen O said...

Very elegant Sue, I love black and white too, thank you for sharing Helen O xxx

elkearts&crafts said...

The black & white is so striking and the design could be adapted for other occasions. Gorgeous.

Elaine J

Anonymous said...

what a stunner!! i am going to make this card in several different colourways love it.

Millie x

miislucky said...

Love the colors...how did you do the ribbon down the side? I love how it looks in between the roses at each end. Please do tell, Thanks, Mimi ;)