Sunday, 15 January 2012

Mint And Grey Valentine

Hi guys, What do you think of a mint green and grey Valentines Day card?  I know it isn't very traditional but I think that Valentines Day should be more about fun and less about tradition, don't you think?  This is another card that I made for Christine Emberson's POTD shows coming up on the 18th (Don't forget to tune in!).  I had this background paper from Kaisercraft that had this beautiful soft mint tone to it and I just wanted to use it.  Of course you probably have to take my word on the colour since the pic doesn't pick it up incredibly well.  I used the largest size of the Heart square die templates with the next size down inside to cut an aperture frame.  I then cut several more of the medium heart square, two in silver and one more in the grey.  I mounted the two silver heart squares diagonally, top and bottom of the large heart frame using the two grey dies as a shadow, just peeking out from underneath the silver squares.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in silver to match.  Using bundled sage and tumbled glass distress inks, I inked the background to the sentiment so it picked up the colour in the background paper.  This is where my photo really fails (and I did try several times) to catch the subtle shade matching.  In real life, it is very pretty.  I added some clear rhinestone swirls for interest  and I pulled out a corner punch I hadn't used in ages for the corners.  There is some paper piercing and a tiny, itty, bitty bow (I contained myself, yes I did!)  What can I say, it's different!  All for now, Sue x


161 comments:

Jan said...

Wow just love this card and the colours it is brilliant. x

melanie said...

this is a very stunning card melanie

Anonymous said...

How could u not love it. So much to look at. something i would like to try cutting the corners away on the patterned paper. I think works really well. Yes another huge pat on the back. Well done Sue.

born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

inkypinkycraft said...

This is so pretty, love the soft colours, trace x

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely stunning sue, brillient idea, I do not know how you keep coming up with them, you are a very cleaver lady. Edwina

Crafty mop said...

Oh wow suet his is fantastic well done clever lady x

Patricia said...

Oh! Sue! that card is a dream.
Everything about it is stunning.

Patricia xx

baconbits said...

WHo says Valentines dayshould be Red or Pink. Even though the photo does not do the colours justice they sound fab and the card is amazing.
Sue you are containing yourself, from no ribbon to a very small one - cannot wait to see what happens when ribbon and bows take over.....
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

Linda said...

Sue this is stunning, I love it. I'm not into Valentines day, but could adapt your design, just lovely. Linda x

Anonymous said...

Another triumph Sue and mint green and grey together is stunning. I recognise the Martha Stewart corner punch, although I have this punch I would not have thought to use them with my spellbinders so once again thanks for giving us the ideas.
Heather x

mags said...

Such a great card. Really love the use of the dies. I bet it looks absolutely fab in real life.
Mags
x

Pam Swadling said...

Wow,wow,wow. I adore this card. I love the colours you've used, a very classy valentines card.

nattyboots said...

OMGoodness what a fab card, my favourite yet .Beautiful just beautiful. lol Elaine H

Bea said...

stunning card Sue - love the layout and the colour scheme - makes me think that there is another nestie set I need!!

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
I think it is a really beautiful card, I would be over the moon if that was given to me on Valentines, (no such luck, though)lol.
Just love everything you do.
Happy2craft.

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue
Just love it wonderful colours and I thinks the corner punch works well.

Lydia
XX

Julia Watts said...

I love this! I would really like to see it in real life so I could see the colours better. Much more interesting than most other Valentine cards. Love, Julia xxx

Clai01 said...

It's absoutely LOVEly !
very different than the usual red/pink tones of Valentines day and the cutie side of it really isn't for me , so i love this card!

jean.phillips1 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the heart dies, will have to get them next week.x

Vicki Sharkey said...

What an unusual colour combination, not one I would have put together and definitely not for Valentines day but it really works, just shows that we should try and see!!Think I may have to check out these dies too, think I will need a bigger box soon to keep them all in, ha ha!!
Vicki :)

Uta said...

Such a lovely valentins card, Love it!

Oksana said...

Now I do love this card! The colours are beautiful.x

Sandra F said...

Love his card. It's so elegant

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, Well what can I say that the others havn't said. Really fantastic card. As you say it's a pity the true colours don't come out on the computer. I can't believe you contained yourself with the ribbon. LoL. But hey it didn't need a larger bow.
Lots of love. JennyL

lockedinmycraftroom said...

I love this card Sue, both colour and design. I think it is one of my favourites.
Chris x

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue I think this is one of my favourite cards ever, so pretty. I have not felt I had to have the square heart die as it didn't really appeal but have now changed my mind.
Jane P

Lexie said...

I have just one word for this card - breathtaking!
x

sheila said...

love the card..more good ideas too

hazel said...

Good morning Sue all i can say is STUNNING, just love, love this card, love everything about it the colours and design are fab and well done on a small bow lol.xx hazel

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning and I for one really like this colour combo be it for Valentines or any other occasion!!

Toni said...

Another lovely card, these dies are so versatile.
Toni xx

Lynnus said...

Fab-u-lous! Love it!

Bee and Dee said...

Really like the colours so different Hugs Bee

joy said...

Hi Sue
This is a brilliant card .
i can see the colour.
i will be watch c an c cant wait
joyce e

Luanne said...

wow! super gorgeous card! I love non traditional colors for valentines.

rosemarie said...

What a lovely colour combination, I think it makes a wonderful valentines card, a nice escape from the traditional red,I am learning more each day on how to use my dies in different ways,thanks suex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love it, shame can not see the true colours but never mind. Bril combination of papers, colours and I love that heart die, and a tiny bow, sounds like you are getting withdrawal symptoms lol. I will hit the record button on the 18th. All the best Suzie B xx

Debbie Tinks said...

sue this is a lovely card,
i like the colours

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
I think this card is really beautiful and I think the colours would be great, although my screen shows them up as browns. This will be one card for me to try.
Janet xxx

kittyuk said...

Absolutely stunning card!

fluffycat said...

An unusual colour combination but one that works perfectly. I would much prefer to receive a beautiful and subtle card like this to the modern garish red hearts or twee cards that are available. If I am asked to make any this year I think I will be returning to this for inspiration.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Love this card Sue, the colours are really good together. I love the way you have used the squares in the corners - very clever

Sue xxx

Victoria said...

I love this colour combination as it's so effective and elegant.

Ayelet said...

Very elegant card. so pretty! I love those colors.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! says it all.

Carol at Henlow

Star said...

Another wow card Sue. You certainly do inspire us to get out the Spellbinders :)

marg said...

Hello Sue
That is a beautiful card I love the Mint with Grey
Hope you are having a happy time with your family
LoveMarg

veronica said...

gorgeous card, love the colours

Maryann said...

WAUW absolutely gorgeous card again Sue, and I can only agree, that it´s so nice to see something, that´s not just pink for Valentine too, and this is stunning. I just love this paper here and the mint color is awesome. The card is soooo beautiful.

AnneRD said...

Sue, I endorse the comments made by fluffycat, most modern day Valentine's Day cards tend to be garish and twee, but this one ..... WOW. It is just stunning, love the subtle colours and the dies used. This has to be one of my favourites.
Anne x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, firstly I would like to say how grateful I am for all your efforts to bring us such a fantastic blog. I don't know how you do it. Secondly, this is my favourite card so far. It definitely has the wow factor. It may not be traditional but mint and chocolate colours with a vintage feel says romance to me. With love & light Theresa. H

jemet said...

Hi Sue

WOW Sue what a stunner, love everything used on this card

Jean

jan said...

hi sue, what a pretty card, it actually looks brown and cream on my screen, and it looks stunning, I love love love it.
jan x

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
OMG i love this card. My hubby will be getting something different this year for valentines day.
Thank you.
Sue

Ruthie said...

Sheer genious, honestly Sue some of your cards just take my breath away. Thank goodness it is sunday I can go and 'try' to make a similar card.

Ruthie said...

Sheer genious, honestly Sue some of your cards just take my breath away. Thank goodness it is sunday I can go and 'try' to make a similar card.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
what an absolutely lovely card. The colours are so subtle and I love the patterned paper.

Eileen x

Zoe Sanderson said...

WOW this is just so romantic pure Victorian style beautifully translated and made. Am in love with this. XOXO Zoe

Carole Z said...

Absolutely stunning..love the vintage feel it has to it and I really like the sentiment stamp..I think even you have excelled yourself! Carole Z xx

Jane said...

Absolutely Spellbinding what a beautiful card, the picture don't show the mint green but it looks fab all the same

Jane xx

Clare said...

I love that card, its absolutely gorgeous. Looking forwards to the POTD shows.

Clare x

Susan Flynn said...

Gosh this is so beautiful! I have the round heart dies but I love these. I will be watching Christine on C and C and hopefully be able to get these hugs Susan

Hellma said...

Love this card Sue, the dies are great, love the paper too.

CraftyMarian said...

Absolutely stunning Sue. x

loftylass said...

Stunning card Sue - gorgeous colour combo. I have that die set - yippee..... tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

CraftyCj said...

Another stunner x

Elaine said...

I did something similar for an anniversary card for friends the heart dies are so nice. I love the way you compose your cards Sue.
Elaine. W

Jenny, said...

How gorgeuos, never would have thought of doing these colours for Val'day card... chocolates come to mind (mint ones) for some reason :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, and very different for a guy, l love it.lol Ann

Sue Parish said...

Yes it is an itty bitty bow! but anything approaching your usual style would have taken the attention from this very dainty, very beautiful card so the bow is exactly right for this one. I love it. Sue x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue - Just superb!!!! Really very attractive - how do you come up with all these lovely ideas!!!! Great talent!!! It is great that you share your unique ideas with us!!! Hugs Kay x

iReneM said...

It's not a rule that Valentines have to be red or pink and this proves it.
It is STUNNING!
A superb design - love every bit of it

x

Joan Hill said...

Beautiful card. How versatile are those heart square, I have the heart circles but now think I'll have to get the squares too. Think I'll wait for the show on the 18th to see if they are on there.
Keep them coming Sue, inspiring x

SharonCJS said...

Another absolutely beautiful card sue xx

Olga said...

Great job Sue! Love the hearts frame!

elkearts&crafts said...

I love this card. What a great way to use the dies, and the colours are lovely. I wish I had bought the bundle with this set in. Ah well, can't have everything. LOL
Elaine J

jean mcfarlane said...

wot a very stunning card sue, so so gorgeous keep it up sue, well done xx

Ita said...

Sue thanks for using dies that i have lol it is fab and i am going to try and make it to day .Hope you are enjoying your holiday
Ita

Sandra Riley.... said...

Vintage valentine chic! Sue I love it! Please could you tell me what make the stamp is that you used or way I could get one from, I love it!
Hope you are having a lovely break
Huge hugs,
Sandra Riley

Ann said...

another great card love the subtle colours x

gwendraeth said...

This card is stunning, not only for valentines day, but would work equally well as a wedding or anniversary card,

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card & mint green is one of my fav. cols so you couldn't go wrong Sue. Ann W

kasugga said...

Ooooohh!!!
Ooooohh!!!

Just Ooooohh!!!

Lindyloo said...

Good afternoon Sue and all,
Well the sun is shining, though it is rather chilly, and boy has it lifted my spirits. Hope all is well with everyone.
Magnificent!! That is the perfect word, I think, to describe your card today Sue.
I did, however, start singing... (yes as usual),'You;re my favourite work of art'.. but when I did I had to stop and look up the words of the song:
'My Funny Valentine'. Have you ever stopped and listened or read the words carefully. Boy they are discourteous.
'Your looks are laughable
Unphotographable...'
'Is your figure less than greek, Is your mouth a little weak. When you open it to speak, are you smart'
Boy I think I would rather Not be someones 'favourite work of art' it thats what they thought. I thought love was supposed to be blinD. Well the lyricist of this song wasn't, thats for sure!!
However Sue, I sang it because your creation is a 'favourite work of art' for me (the other lyrics DO NOT apply! lol..)
Have a good day. Linda

Jacqueline said...

Fabulous is all I can Say, I love the design and the colour scheme.

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, gorgeous card!!!
Hugs!
Sandy.

CraftyJo said...

I love it! The colours are so very different and yet work beautifully together - and your tiny bow is perfect too.

lesley c. said...

What an amazing card! everything about it just comes together to create a stunning card. I want your talent Sue! Lesley x

Kate's Cards said...

Sue another triumph. I am liking the colour combo!!!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

This card is stunning!! So much detail and so delicate looking, I love it!

Sandie said...

Yet again a lovely card !

Redanne said...

The card is really beautiful and the colours have come through well on this one. Just love it. Regards, Anne Rx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Omg this is a fabulous card, The best yet Sue.Thankyou for more inspiration. Carol x

dutchess said...

Its just glorious Sue really excelled yourself..... take care Margaret

Shelley said...

Wow, stunning card Sue, the paper is looking pink on my laptop, but I absolutely love it. x

freedom99 said...

This is a super card I can't wait to see it on the tv and get the real feel of it. I really want this die set so hope the pick of the day fits my bill, I have so many I find that I can't buy bundles anymore.
Can't wait to see what the CHA has in store for us as I know I can buy them.
Keep up the good work.

Fiona said...

I like the different diagonal corners.

Tracy Heaton said...

Blimey, this is just stunning!
Tracy x

Lisa M said...

Sue, I love the mint!!!!! What a completely unique and romantic hue you've created here. :)

lilygee said...

love the colours, the paper and the sentiment - fantastic card Sue
lol lilygee xxx

Anonymous said...

Fab card love the whole concept - your usual finesse Sue in putting every element together. Your are an inspiration.
Val C.

anna christensen crafts said...

I think that this is a gorgeous colour - stunning!

SusanneJ said...

Absolutely love this card Sue!!!

Sue J said...

That's really pretty. :)

CathyinMN said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love everything about it. I wish I could see it's true colors.

Janet said...

I loooooove that card!!!!!!! It's just super.

Dealbaida said...

What do I think? I think it's amazing! An inspired colour combination Sue. Thank you for making me think outside the paint box.

Marion

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , Great idea as Valentine's Day is not far away, i would just change the colours slightly, very nice card. Yvonne xx

elaine said...

beautiful card... love the colours x

ang said...

wow beautiful card ang

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning card.

Claire

PaulineC said...

I like the colours and I think that the little bow is delightful.

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I love love love this card. Your use of the heart squares is very clever and a case of thinking outside the box.
Ria

mgq said...

sue, this card is stunning. i really want that heart squares.

Capsgrammy said...

I agree with Linda up above.....stunning and a work of art. I love the non-traditional colours because you can use that scheme for anything else as well. Well done you and we'll miss you on the 18th but so looking forward to the designs! Hope Florida isn't too cold????? meg xxxx

sheila said...

What an expression of 'Valentine' Blingy, frilly, flowery all tied together with 'chic'

sheila said...

What an expression of 'Valentine' Blingy, frilly, flowery all tied together with 'chic'

sheila said...

What an expression of 'Valentine' Blingy, frilly, flowery all tied together with 'chic'

Claveh said...

OMG, this is gorge, this will definately be the Valentine card for John, my darling husband!
Thanks Sue, you are as usual very inspiring!

Lynne M said...

This card is perfection. At last back up and running on my laptop. Lol Lynne M

gill said...

Beautiful card. It is a shame I do not have these dies but it could probably be adapted with some others.
Off to play.
Gill

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so pretty.

Seom said...

Hey sue. I like these colours and why do valentines cards need to be traditional colour. Mix it up that's what I say. Good for you. I amnlookingbfed to 18th. Hopevyourvdoingbok. Xx

themessycraftroom said...

A stunning card. Hugs x ChrisB

Kazbomps said...

This card is absolutely stunning. I think this is one of the nicest cards you have ever made Sue. I am going to steal this idea for my fiances valentines card. Have to get the heart square dies first!! Karen x

craftysals creative corner said...

stunning card sue, you help us to think outside the box, just love those colours you hvaea used and the card is sooooooooo wow!!!!

Lelly Jelly said...

The picture shows this as an unusual colour combination but it seems to work!.x

Lorraine said...

oh wow sue well what can i say this is pure elegance and luxury i really love this card and the tiny bows look great xx

Anonymous said...

what a refreshing change from the usual Valentine's card...this is so lovely and only a teeny bow!!

millie xx

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely stunning card. Love it.
Elizabeth
x

Lilnute said...

Dispite the photo issuses, this card looks great Sue. Hope your trip is going well, we'll certainly miss you on the POTD shows but sill, we'll enjoy watching Christine's demo's.

Love and hugs
Dawn x

Anonymous said...

Just when I thought they couldn't get any better - This one is beautiful. It looks lovely on the computer with not the true colours, looking forward to seeing it on c&c

She x

Liz said...

stunning card and the colour scheme is lovely

gwen70 said...

This card is just stunning. The colours so beautiful

gwen70 said...

This card is just stunning. The colours so beautiful

Ann said...

Beautiful I love this card so delicate.

craftimamma said...

Absolutely stunning Sue and the colours are beautiful imo! It's definitely a very romantic card so perfect for Valentine's Day.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

baa-me-chick said...

Such a beautiful card!
Nicki xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

absoluely gorgeous card Sue, colours are a matter of choice

lorraine
xxx

YorkshireLass said...

Stunning - what a lovely colour combination instead of the reds and pinks we usually see -fab card Sue!

YorkshireLass said...

Stunning - what a lovely colour combination instead of the reds and pinks we usually see -fab card Sue!

Anonymous said...

Very unusual choice of colours, but they work. The card is gorgeous

Pinkers said...

A gorgeous card, love it.xx

Craftychris said...

These colours are perfect xx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely lovely card

Vie
x

sparkle said...

Super Super LOVE THE COLOURS!!!!aBSOLUTELY FANTACTIC.XXXX

Evik said...

Your cards are always so stunning!!So many gorgeous details!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This is absolutely beautiful. You have to go some to better this one!Lol!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely combination - who would have thought of green but I love it and the way you have offset the corners - simply beautiful.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, What a lovely combination - who would have thought of green but I love it and the way you have offset the corners - simply beautiful.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely valentines card, even if the bow is tiny :D
Sue H. xx

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely valentines card, even if the bow is tiny :D
Sue H. xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

This card is stunning Sue! The paper is gorgeous and the colours all work beautifully together.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Vee said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Love the color choice.

miislucky said...

Wow!!! This card just blew me away! I don't think there are enough words to say how much I like this one! I will be wanting to scraplift this one for sure! Totally Awesome!!! Mimi

Vee Cassidy said...

Absolutely beautiful. vee x

Knerten said...

Awesome colour combo you have here, Sue :-) I like the border punch you hv used as well; beautiful card !

Frosty 55 said...

love the colours and composition of this card

KimberleyG said...

Very pretty. Love the colours.

lainey said...

Wow wow wow Sue love everything you do. You have such a way with colours!!! lainey x