Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Embossed I Do

Hi blog friends!  This card may seem very familiar because I have used this layout many times.  I particularly like the embossed background on the back piece and on the foreground.  I find that if I am even a tiny bit stuck for an idea, this type of card is my "go to" layout.  It always seems to give me some inspiration.  I thought it would make a nice wedding card (in this case, but Valentines, anniversary or birthday too with small changes).  Truth be told, I made the card so I could use the rose
lace that I had in my stash!  I picked the cream and pale pink colours to compliment the lace piece.  I used the Floral embossing folder to create the background pieces and matted both with pink card.  I stamped my rose and sentiment and cut them out with an oval nestibility die.  I cut a slightly larger oval die in pink to mat it.   I used an older Spellbinders die and cut an accent piece for the top of the oval.  I used Spun Sugar distress ink to give the accent piece some coordinating colour.  I finished the card with a double bow from pale pink satin ribbon and a couple of pink heart stick pins from my craft stash.  It's a girly girl card, but it is still one of my favourite types of cards. 
I've got some more pics from CHA that I took so I will be putting the rest of them in another post later today at 3pm again.  All for now, Sue x

115 comments:

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the flower ribbon. Julia xxxx

Герцогиня said...

Very gently! I love the combination of white and pink.

AnnH said...

A very elegant card, suitable for mant occasions

Olga said...

It's soo cute Sue! Love the bow.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful card, i agree that with a few changes it could be a valentines card hmmmmm methinks this may be used on February 14th lol (hope you don't mind).
Sue

Kazbomps said...

Such a pretty card. Perfect for a wedding. Karen x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card I love the ribbon. x

Pam Swadling said...

Beautiful card, loving that rose lace.

Vicki Sharkey said...

A really pretty card Sue and like you say can be adapted in so many ways, even men's cards with the right topper.
Vicki

bhavana said...

So Beautiful, so simple, so elegant! You are right, with a slight tweek here and there, it can be changed for a different celebration event! Thanks for sharing!

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue

I can understand why you wanted to use this ribbon. shame to let it sit in the stash. So pretty. The card is another 11 out of 10. You have got my mind going.
I wonder what your bought of Tim's to show us. Cant wait to see on tv again.
born again spell binder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

carolyn lee said...

Hi.
I just love your card. It makes you proud to be a girl .

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely lovely card...so elegant and yes, the layout really does work well....looking forward to more of your photos and even more to seeing you back on our TV..you really have been missed!Have a good day, Carole Z xx

Lynnus said...

another stunner, love the lace ribbon, I would not have been able to use it! It would have had to stay in my box to be looked at only! x

ang said...

beautiful card, angxx

hazel said...

Morning Sue, wonderful card. I do like the lace border you have used.xx hazel

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful card Sue,the rose lace is so pretty,x

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful card Sue,the rose lace is so pretty,x

Crafty mop said...

What a lovely card sue the flower looks stunning and your ribbon sets it off x

nattyboots said...

I love the background layout Sue ,as im relatively new to your crafting, i had not seen this before, so thanks for showing again. Elaine H x

sheila stokes said...

A beautiful and elegant card, love the colour. x

sheila stokes said...

A beautiful card,so elegant,lovely colour. x

sheila stokes said...

A beautiful and elegant card, love the colour. x

Clai01 said...

looking forward to more CHA photos, and the card is lovely as always , thanks for posting!

Sandra F said...

A beautiful card Sue

Chloe's Nan said...

Perfect wedding card Sue, love it xx

Maryann said...

Oh Sue, this is soooooo lovely. I really love this romantic look here too, and these soft pastel colors are just awesome and so is that lace. I can sure understand, you wanted to use that for something special here. It all looks stunning hun.

Linda said...

Hi Sue, Love the embossing, how I wish we could get bigger embossing folders. A5 size is my dream. The makers seem to stuck in A6 or 5x7. A 6x6 would make me very happy. Linda x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. I love the rose lace and the embossed background.

Clare x

Hellma said...

Great card Sue, love the lace.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this card just my sort of thing so clean and elegant. You are clever Sue x

Anonymous said...

I love it Sue ii have just ordered the ovals and cant wait for them to come
Hugs

Alison Glover x

dutchess said...

Lovely to see you do some stamping again Sue your image choice is always so perfect to go with all your embellishments!!!! and that lace is just divine...beautiful card Sue from a very snowy Selby!!! take care Margaret

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Fabulous ribbon.

Jan said...

A really pretty card Sue I love it.x

Shelley said...

Just beautiful, love the lace and the bow. x

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. Anybody would be delighted to receive it and as you say it can be adapted for other occasions.
Lydia
xx

Ann said...

Beautiful card Sue- just given me an idea for a friends birthday. Thanks

Victoria said...

I love the ribbon on the bottom of the card. It's a great layout.

AnneRD said...

A very pretty card. Love the way you have separated the embossed layers with the plain pink card. Again, a gorgeous bow. Anne x

Heather said...

Morning Sue A really pretty card today and I love the lace you have used and also the colours.
Heather x

Helen O said...

Very pretty card Sue, that lace is really girly and delicate, I would love to live in your Ribbon stash lol, Helen O xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Stunning Card. The flower lace ribbon is beautiful. If you are ever able to source ribbon like this again & in bulk I think it would be a hot seller on C&C as it is so different, yet pretty vintage so on trend. Looking forward to seeing more photos from CHA. With Love & Light Theresa. H

PaulineC said...

This is gorgeous. Everything matches so well. That rose lace is quite stunning.

Ruthie said...

This card is so feminine and scrumptious, it is simply gorgeous, to good to send to anyone.

Oksana said...

Beautiful card with lovely fresh colours!

marg said...

Hello Sue
the lace enhances the card ..I love the delicate pink Rose !
LoveMarg

melanie said...

Beautiful card Melanie

inkypinkycraft said...

Pretty card, ooooh will be back to see those pics later!!! Hugs trace x

Dawn Louise said...

Pretty and pink, beatification personified, x it's lovely

Pinky said...

Lovely card - in fact I used that same ribbon on the very first card I ever made!

Ayelet said...

So beautiful! Such a girly yet elegant card. loved it.

fluffycat said...

Sue, this is a really, really lovely card. Perfect for several occasions and the rose lace is beautiful.
Frances

Anonymous said...

lovely card - I too love this folder and have used many times =- not yet up to your standard yet though Sue!
Val C

Sue J said...

Lovely card, very feminine and ideal for lots of occasions. :)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning card, love the ribbon and the colour combination is perfect. Hugs, June x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
Wow a real girly card today. FAB, FAB, FAB, thats what I say, pink is one of my fav colours. Look forward to this afternoon, as I enjoyed your pics yesterday.
Lots of love. Jenny L

Fiona said...

I must do the same - go through my stash and start using up bits. I often think I have an obscene amount, though maybe not as obscene as some!!

elkeartsandcrafts said...

As soon as I saw this card, I went oooooh, how pretty!

Gorgeous!. Love the lay out.

Elaine J

Janet said...

I love this card Sue. I have recently purchased this embossing board and am eagerly awaiting its delivery - and no prizes for guessing which card I am gonna make with it first!!!

Vie Carter said...

Loved this card and the embossed design

Vie
x

Lizzie said...

Wow Sue I love all of it. Simply lovely like candy floss lol!
I think i might just try this one today in red and white for a valentines card i have a similar stamp Thanks Sue
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Kate's Cards said...

I definately do on this one!!

Claveh said...

Oh yes, very pretty, I cannot fault anything about this card, it is perfect for the occassion.
Thanks Sue.

CraftyJo said...

That rose lace is gorgeous - good idea to match it up with the stamped rose. The embossed background and foreground look great separated by the layer of pink - something else I'd never thought of doing - thanks. Personally, I wouldn't have put the bow on there but that's just me - I really don't 'do' bows much at all.

Anonymous said...

As usual a beautiful card Sue. Photos at CHA very good & like you I couldn't really pick a favourite. Thanks, Ann

Craftychris said...

Lovely card. That particular embossing folder is one of my favourites. xx

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours and the embossing folder is one of my favourites.
Chris

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a very elegant and pretty card-you're right, it could have many uses.
Eileen x

Maggie said...

Lovely spring card Sue, the layout is a good one for loss of mojo moments....which I suffer from frequently lol.

Maggie H

Luanne said...

Beautiful card! love white and pink.

joy said...

Hi Sue
the card islovely has ever.
Just what i was looking to make.Cant wait to see more pics from cha.
joyce.e

Star said...

Lovely feminine card Sue... I see more ideal stealing ahead :)

Eileen C said...

What a pretty classy looking card - love the colours and the gentle romantic feeling it gives when you look at it - just perfect!
Eileen (Edinburgh)

CathyinMN said...

Oh so pretty! I really like the rose ribbon. You did a great job on it.

Jenny, said...

Tis very pretty xx

gwendraeth said...

This is stunning the rose lace is
so so pretty, just love all your cards
Gwenda

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is gorgeous! The embossing is beautiful as well as that flower lace. It is so elegant!

lainey said...

A lopvely cards Sue, love the pearly details :) lainey x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, this card is so beautiful. The lace roses finish it off so well. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Christina said...

Beautiful card and the colours are perfect for any girly card

Hanneke said...

Gorgeous! Love the embossing and that lace is so pretty! Hugs, Hanneke

gwen70 said...

Beautiful elegant card

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautful card, I love the stamp you have used and the lace just finishes off the card too.
Carol x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue love love love the card and am so jealous that you got to work with Tim. Good for you to be picked by Ranger, see they know quality..... The pictures were great, you can see some more clips from CHA on www.paperclipping.com

lorraine
xxx

mags said...

Lovely card Sue. I do like the layout. This card could be used for many different occasions.
Mags
x

SusieB said...

Beautiful, I really like this colour combination, very subtle yet classy. It would be an option for many different occasions. Thanks for the idea Sue

Redanne said...

Such a lovely card Sue, love, love, love that lace and it definitely is your style - just lovely.

rita2 said...

Rita2

I can appreciate how the beautiful rose lace gave you inspiration for such a lovely feminine card.

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you are having a good day and getting alittle bit of 'me' time since CHA.
I love the single rose on this Sue. I have this one or one very similar that I have decoupaged before, adding extra ones to the sides to form a mini bouquet and it always looks stunning, as does yours.
The way you have matched up the embossing folder to the rose ribbon is superb, anyone would thing they were made to be together. Such a delicate card - perfect for a wedding or anniversary.
Enjoy the rest of your day, whatever you are doing.
Hugs Linda x

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
A really pretty card, love the rose ribbon, very pretty.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

Sue Yorkshire said...

this is a great layout Sue that can be used for loads of different occasions. I love it

xxx

Uta said...

This card is so beautiful. The image is fantastic and I love this flower ribbon on it.

Hugs, Uta

Jane said...

Really Beautiful Sue, I too like this kind of card love the colours and the embossing folder

Jane xx

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, great card - love the embossing, stamping, ribbon - all of it really. Layout could be adapted for lots of different occasions. Thanks for sharing. Seems like you are having a great time - enjoy!
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Tracy Heaton said...

Simply beautiful - love the lace.
Tracy x

Sue Parish said...

Such a beautiful card Sue - I love the rose lace and the bow that could only be one of yours! The Flora embossing folder was on C&C this morning - Julia demo'd flower making with it, so guess what's on my wish list now! Have enjoyed the Creative Expressions shows very much today and your name was mentioned several times so you are not forgotten. Sue x

May said...

Such a beautiful card Sue,love those colours, and great pics, Sir Timmie is looking well, I want no- no- I need those markers,(LOL) Hugs May x x x x x

julie said...

wow lovely i love your cards sue,,hugs julie xx
julielazenby@ymail.com

Belinda Barton said...

Sue thats really cute. What size cards do you most often make and/or post here?
Belinda

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful. I love those flowers across the bottom.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, very feminine. Love the bow with the hat pins. Eagerly waiting for Sams new stamps on C&C next week, nautical, ideal for male cards.

sheila said...

I think you are very right that a card like this can become a basic staple. It would look so different using different colours and different embossing and different shape dies.

jan said...

hi Sue, what a pretty card, so delicate and that lace is stunning.I love it.
love jan x

Barbara Daines said...

It might be a 'well established' style, but nevertheless, it's gorgeous x

sue said...

Lovely card, what pretty ribbon

sue said...

Lovely card, what pretty ribbon

scrapper said...

Love the flowers on this card - so delicate

Pinkers said...

Gorgeous card,xx

Lexie said...

I adore this card! It's the sort of thing I'd love to come out with but never do, lol.
xx

Lynne M said...

Love the soft colours, a sure fire winner. Lol Lynne M

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

This is a very feminine card - love the pink flowers

Geraldine

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue, what a lovely feminine card; that rose lace is really beautiful. Vee x

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness! I love this card - every square inch is luscious!