Monday, 23 January 2012

Tied Together Again



Hi guys!  I had forgotten that I had this card as it was made for some shows last August that I did.  It was going to be one of the demos then we had to pull the embossing folder from the show at the last minute as the shipment did not show up in time!  This is still one of my favourite embossing folders to use.  It is called Tied Together.  It is quite lovely to use with the Cosmic Shimmer PVA glues as I have done here.  A little drop of it at each of the junctions really sets off the background, don't you think?  This is a really quick card to put together if you make some of these backgrounds up ahead of time so the glue is good and dry.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with one of the fancy tag die templates.  I cut a second one out of a slightly darker card, then cut it in half and used it as a shadow for my sentiment tag.  I added a big bow out of the frilly edged ribbon, matted and layered and added some black PVA glue dots to the last mat layer.  Just to add a final bit of interest to the background, I added some black rhinestone swirls.  I included a close up for you since they are difficult to see. 

I see that we have hit our goal for the big blog candy drawing.  Yeah!!   It will have to be put on hold until I return to England, but anyone that joins  as a follower until then will be included in the drawing so not to worry!  I have changed it to read 2300 followers on the blog, but if we hit that goal too before I return, we will just draw for both of the candy prizes then!  All for now, Sue

155 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

Gorgeous. TFS.

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, what a stunning card. love the contrasts and the fact that it is a quick one to do. Thanks
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

mags said...

Stunning card again Sue. Do love that embossing folder.
Mags
x

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Another stunner. Where on earth do you keep all the cards that you have made? it must be fun to look for new cards to post.
Sue

Jan said...

Love this as it is so simple and elegant. lolx

ERP Users Email List said...

Awesome !! Cards for the best tied up couples.

Patricia said...

Another stunning card so simple so elegant.
Do not have this folder must pop it on the "Wish List" this is one I really NEED!!!!!

Lynne M said...

Great card, love the use of the Tied Together embossing folder. Will have to pinch this idea for my anniversary card to my husband. LOL Lynne M

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, good morning. Oh what another great card. I too wonder how you store your cards without damaging them. When I made my families 8" square Christmas cards, I found it very hard to store them without them bending, or being damaged.
Lots of love. Jenny L

hazel said...

Morning Sue, lovely card i love this embossing folder too its so simple but elegant xx hazel

Crafty mop said...

What a fantastic looking card Its my favourite that you have done lately I faber ooney x

Maggie said...

Lovely card and the embossing folder is on my wish list I have quite a few of CE folders but I "need" more lol.

Maggie

Victoria said...

Perfect with the Cosmic Shimmer PVA. Well done on having so many followers.

YorkshireLass said...

What a stunning elegant card!

Carole Z said...

Sheer elegance Sue...what a stunner of a card! Happy Monday to you, Carole Z xx

Luanne said...

very gorgeous card! Sue. I can see you are making your embossing machine very happy. :D

Anonymous said...

Love this embossing folder, this is a very stylist card suitable for many occasions. Edwina

Julia Watts said...

I really love that folder too - so useful for larger backgrounds. Love the swirls. Julia xxx

Lynnus said...

So simple and elegant - love it, saw the Tied up embossing folder on CandC at the weekend. Very tempted now....x

Anonymous said...

HI Sue, I love the embossing folder too. Great card simple, stylish and a winner. All the best Suzie B x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card, love the colours. I'm just starting out so you give me loads of inspiration, thank you x

Elizabeth said...

Yes I think the tied together embossing folder is my favourite too Sue. Love the card.
Elizabeth x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

I love the Tied Together embossing folder and bought it after seeing you demo it on C and C. I love the simplicity of this card. Chris x

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my word, Sue this card is breathtaking. I have never seen that beautiful embossing folder before....have I been living under a rock?!! Gorgeous card as always. And congratulations on hitting 2200+ followers. And the number is climbing fast! Lee x

Annie said...

What a beautiful card sue I will certainly have to try using embossing plates a little more as Im still quite new to the spellbinders family but am loving it & have a ever growing collection of dies lol

Anonymous said...

Love this card is it so easy to do but looks great.Sue - Thame.

Uta said...

Your card looks so wonderful. I love the background.

Hugs, Uta

melanie said...

Beautiful Cards what a great Idea
Melanie

pamela said...

I love this folder.

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, this is one of my favourite embossing folders, it looked stunning when you used it with white card, and it looks equally effective in black. A must have! Anne x

nattyboots said...

Nice card Sue ,love Elaine H

Jo said...

This is very elegant Sue, I can't stop using that embossing folder! Jo x

Jane said...

I to love this folder, I am making the Live every day to the fullest white card with the gold dot and gold ribbon there both beautiful

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Sue this is my most favarite embossing folder too i just love it it stands out and does not need alot more to go with it
Hugs
Alison Glover x

Lexie said...

It's lovely. I definitely need that embossing folder!
x

Olga said...

The card is gorgeous Sue!

sheila said...

Stunning Sue... must get this embossing folderx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. Love the embossing folder.

Clare x

jean.phillips1 said...

Simple but beautiful!x

Jan said...

This is fabulous Sue xx Jan

Ruthie said...

I think this is one of your best cards Sue, it almost looks like padded fabric. Superb.

Ann said...

Hi Sue Simply stunning! Its so elegant. Hope you are enjoying your break,miss u on the tv.

Phil D said...

absolutely lovely Sue makes me go all goosebumps as usual love it
Phil

fluffycat said...

What a shame that you didn't get to demo this card last year. It looks like a padded quilt and yet you say it was quick and easy to do. Lovely. Congratulations on all your followers, I'm sure they will continue to grow.
Frances

Linda said...

Hi Sue, something else for my wish list! I love embossing and saw this at the weekend on C&C with Maria. She has been showing some of your cards. Lovely! Linda x

Hanneke said...

Lovely! That embossing folder looks so stylish. Hugs, Hanneke

Sue J said...

I bought the folder after seeing some of your cards. It is a really pretty one and so useful. I love the card, simple and classic. :)

Phil D said...

Absolutely lovely Sue - I go all goosebumps with excitement thanks again
Phil

Sue Yorkshire said...

Gorgeous card Sue I love everything about it.

I got that tied together folder last week and its beautiful and matches up for the larger sizes perfectly. My cosmic glues are on order waiting delivery.

Sue xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue

yes love this folder and has never been put away since i bought it, last time you were c&c. Would like to ask are spellbinders going to do an A4 embossing folder for the grand calabur? Would make life so much easier.
This card looks so rich, a case of less is more. Fantastic.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

dutchess said...

Morning Sue this one is just for me its the one I e mailed you about....I fell in love with it when I saw it as a sample card and took a picture off the tv...guess what I will be making todAY!!!! TAKE CARE mARGARET

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card

Toni said...

Lovely quick card but so effective. I have ordered this embossing folder so can't wait for it to arrive to have a play. Like the colour mix, work so well together.
Toni xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Very elegant.

sheila said...

Black card with some really lovely effects always makes the card look estremely opulent.

anna christensen crafts said...

Lovely card, I love the way you have embellished the embossing folder too. Congratulations on reaching the 2200 mark - truly amazing and thank you so much for all the inspiration you give me Anna xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely

She x

Claire said...

Exquisite card card which is very elegant.

Claire

deb840 said...

Love this card. Bought the embossing folder after I saw the white tied together card. just love it

Ayelet said...

Another great card! I love this background!
Congrats on the 2200 followers :)

Maryann said...

Absolutely awesome Sue, and I must say I just love that embossingfolder too. It looks sooo great and these colors are also so cool. Love all about this one.

Clai01 said...

It's a very special card, love it !

Anonymous said...

Great Card Sue so..oo! easy to put together love this idea!
Val C

Bee and Dee said...

Really like this card. Hugs Bee

Janet said...

I really love that embossing folder too, I haven't got it yet but I certainly will have before long.

Clarissa said...

Stunning!!

Craftychris said...

So simple and so geogeous! I must buy the embossing folder and make some backgrounds ahead of time as you suggest - such a good idea! Thank you xx

Evik said...

I love the check pattern.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I have his embossing folder only because you show its versatility as with all the others Thank you for the idea's. As for this card i love it
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I'm not surprised you have so many followers every card is a gem, including this one.The close up really shows it well.Love the embossing folder.

Carol at Henlow

Lorraine H said...

Beautiful! I have just bought this embossing folder and am now inspired to go and make something using it. Thanks, Lorraine x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the embossing folder it makes me think of Tudor designs so I like to add the pearls. I must try Black card it looks so impressive.
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

lovely card Sue I like the way you have added the glue to each join it finishes it off
Heather x

craftysue49 said...

Fab Fab card Sue !!..Beautiful colours ..
Sue x

scrapper said...

Love this card - so beautiful Sue
Thank you

Redanne said...

It may be simple ut it looks very special Sue, I love that folder too and find it quite therapeutic dong all the dots. Regards, Anne Rx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Fab folder. The gold 'beads' make them look like flowers. Lovely! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Pinkers said...

Another gorgeous card, ordered this folder and can't wait for it to arrive, another thing crossed off my wish list.xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue,
Stunning card, have put the embossing folder on my wishlist, ordered the cosmic glue last week.Congratulatiions on having reached 2200 followers.
Hugs, June xx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely - I can see why that folder is a favourite.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card-just love the embossing folder and have used it a lot!
Eileen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , Just ordered this embossing folder along with other's from Sam Poole, can't wait until it comes so i can get on with making cards in your style. Love your cards. Yvonne xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, just bought this embossing folder so will give it a Whirl

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sue on reaching over 2200 followers. That is fantastic. I'm not surprised though with your dedication to posting everyday and beautiful inspirational cards like today's offering. I Just love the tied together embossing folder, particularly when used with dots of pva. With Love & Light Theresa. H

May said...

Stunning, love the embossing folder, Hugs May x x x x

Shelley said...

Lovely card Sue, Love this embossing folder, it is one that I have. x

Vie Carter said...

Loved the cosmic shimmer glue effect

just ordered mine from C & C along with grand calibur -can't wait for delivery

Vie
x

ps Had great workshop with Leonie yesterday

Oksana said...

Lovely embossing folder, beautiful as always!

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue.
Love this card I have put the folder on my need list. I do have these fancy tags so will try the shadow effect.
Congrats on your followers.
Lydia
XX

Hellma said...

Another all round stunner.

kasugga said...

Good afternoon Sue,
I love this card, it's simple, effective and stunning yet seems too easy to put together. I love that tied together folder, it's so stylish.
love and hugs
Katy

jordiegirl said...

That's a beautiful embossing folder and another fantastic card Sue.

lilygee said...

What a good idea Sue to prep the embossed card beforehand - nice simple card to make - like it a lot
Lots of love lilygee xxx

lilygee said...

What a good idea Sue to prep the embossed card beforehand - nice simple card to make - like it a lot
Lots of love lilygee xxx

Anonymous said...

I have this folder Sue so will definately give this a try. Lovely & simple clean lines. Ann W

lilygee said...

What a good idea Sue to prep the embossed card beforehand - nice simple card to make - like it a lot
Lots of love lilygee xxx

lilygee said...

What a good idea Sue to prep the embossed card beforehand - nice simple card to make - like it a lot
Lots of love lilygee xxx

lilygee said...

What a good idea Sue to prep the embossed card beforehand - nice simple card to make - like it a lot
Lots of love lilygee xxx

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the look of that embossing folder, something I need to add to my growing wish list!

Claveh said...

This is beautiful Sue, I always find it hard to find a card that is suitable for a newly bereaved widower, and this is just perfect.
Obviously it is not a requirement to be a newly bereaved widower, but it would work just brilliantly!

Ita said...

WoW,WOW Sue what a card ,and I just love the contrast, and the embossing no card making for me to day I went to use my new dies and the handel og the grand calibur snapped, and it is only 4 weeks old
Ita

Anonymous said...

Love this embossing folder. I was just about to use it to make a card for a friend so I think I will just copy the whole card. Thanks again
Geraldine

purplepengi said...

What another gorgeous card! I must get that embossing folder!

rosemarie said...

What a stunning card, is the embossing folder a large one for the Grand Calibur

Rosemariex

Jo Price said...

Hi Sue. Just love your style of cards and the way you use the Spellbinders dies. Your work is very inspiring.

Jo xxx

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Sue! Love this card! That embossing folder is fabulous - must have that :) Hope you are enjoying your trip!

lorraine (classylady) said...

simple card Sue but extremely effective where would the 2211 of us be with you...
Hurry back

lorraine
xx

SusanneJ said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card!!! and I love the fact that its quick to do. hugsss xxxxx

CaroleH said...

afternoon sue, love the simplicity and elegance of this card.I ordered this folder last week and cant wait for it to arrive , so I can play.looking forward to your next show they are not the same without you.Best Wishes Carole H.xx

CaroleH said...

afternoon sue, love the simplicity and elegance of this card.I ordered this folder last week and cant wait for it to arrive , so I can play.looking forward to your next show they are not the same without you.Best Wishes Carole H.xx

CaroleH said...

afternoon sue, love the simplicity and elegance of this card.I ordered this folder last week and cant wait for it to arrive , so I can play.looking forward to your next show they are not the same without you.Best Wishes Carole H.xx

Eileen said...

What a nice adaptable card and a super embossing folder - i'll have to put it on my wish list and drop lots of really heavy hints to the family.
hugs Eileen x

elkearts&crafts said...

This looks more complicated than you make it sound. The background is impressive alone, but as usual, improved by your style
Elaine J

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
The effect this folder makes is very elegant, adding the glue dots makes the patten really stand out.
A really lovely card.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

ang said...

lovely card again sue love that embosssing folder ang

Elaine said...

Nice one Sue. Stylish , elegant and simple. Lovely
Elaine W

lesley c. said...

Hi Sue I love that embossing folder, it is so elegant, its on my wish list! Another stunning creation. Love Lesley

Maid of Kent said...

As usual your card is lovely. Lol Ann

Pauline99 said...

I really like that folder it would look lovely on wedding cards I will be making a lot of these very soon.
I must try to get one before the orders start coming in.

Thanks again for another lovely card, hope you are having a bit of a rest in-between making all your new samples can't wait to see them.

Pauline99 said...

Can't seem to get email to work does anyone know the correct address, thanks

gwendraeth said...

Another gorgeous card, must get this folder
Gwenda

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I have to agree with you the tied together embossing folder cries out for the cosmic shimmer dots.
Another beautiful card
Ria

yorkie said...

Love the card Sue never used cosmic shimmer glues will have to give them a whirl they look great .
Theresa x

baconbits said...

Hi Sue, Yet another winner. This card is stunning and that embossing folder is a must have. No one would know that you had not spent hours achieving this look.
Congratulations on all your followers.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue how are you today, doing well I hope.
I rememeber when you first teased us with this on your white 'Tied Together' card of Dec15th. You said the embossing folders would be available soon and after seeing your card, everyone wanted one. I just adore it. You can even use it for mens cards; just leave off the pva and add Screw brads or nailheads. It takes on the appearance, vaguely, of chain links then.
Not long now and its CHA, hope you have some fun there.
All the best to you and your family. Linda

Tracy Heaton said...

I love this embossing folder - the pearls look stunning.
Tracy x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue,
Doesn't tied together look so different in black. A gorgeous card and I could see it as a mans card using heraldry dies.
Sue H. xx

lion_tamer said...

Brilliant idea for a card. Will definately be trying this one out xx

PaulineC said...

Simple and very elegant. The PVA "pearls" and the swirly pearls really set it off nicely.

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
The card and the embossing folder are amazing.
I haven't yet been brave enough to do so many cosmic shimmer glue dots!
Sue XXX

Barbara Phillips said...

Gorgeous yet simple to make. Got this folder from Sam and love it. Your followers are still growing even though you havent been on C&C for a while, god help us when you return!!!

Vicki Sharkey said...

What a stunning card, you've done it again Sue.
Vicki

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the card and the fact its a quickie!!

Millie xx

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous striking card, beautiful embossing folder x

Sue Parish said...

Super card - and a great one to adapt for all occasions. I've got the tied together folder but the tag die is still on my wish list - hopefully it will be in one of your shows when you come back, Sue. I'm really looking forward to that! Sue x

Fiona said...

I agree, it's a lovely embossing folder

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue, you amaze and inspire me everyday, thank you Helen O xxx

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful card! Love that embossing folder.

sandra(misty) said...

Stunning card again love the embossing folder
Something else I need to buy

Craftycat said...

Hi, I've had internet probs recently and suffering from not seeing your creations! So pleased to have it sorted!! That's a great folder and really effective for being such a quick card x

MJHoughton said...

Love, love, love the Tied Together folder and this card. Bought the folder when you did your the first card with it.

MJHoughton said...

Love, love, love the Tied Together folder and this card. Bought the folder when you did your the first card with it.

Lorraine said...

this is fabulous huni love this card xx

Jenny, said...

Mmmm nice card.

Rufus said...

Wow, I need that folder! I really, really like that. Great card and yet looks elegant.
R/

Kazbomps said...

Absolutely love this card. It is so elegant and the cosmic shimmer pearls really finish it off. Karen x

bhavana said...

Beautiful, love the embossed background and the black bling! such a beautiful card!

Sandra Riley said...

I love this embossing folder. looks like luxury fabric!
Another stunner of a card.
Huge hugs
Sandra Riley

Cazann49 said...

Gorgeous as ever!!...xx

lilysmum said...

Beautiful card sue. the wish list has just had that embossing folder added to it ;-))

miislucky said...

This is a very pretty card! Simple but elegant. Nicely done.

Leanne said...

Very elegant!

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21barbie said...

what a lovely card you areso talented Sue

Jane - Perth, Scotland said...

Hi Sue What a lovely card and love the embossing folder, must get that one soon. I am also doing some of them in advance as you suggest, what a good idea! We love all these tips, keep them coming Sue!!
Jane, Perth xxx