Wednesday, 1 February 2012

White Wedding

Morning all!  How about a very simple wedding ( or anniversary) card done in black and white?  I love these stamps which were designed by Sam Poole last year.  The tag here was designed to be used with the Spellbinder's Labels fourteen die templates.  I like this shape as it layers up really nicely with so many other dies.  I have used it by itself here, but I did cut a faux nestie in black as a mat for it.  The background which is difficult to see here was done using the faux silk technique.  It is a very touchy feely type of technique so you don't appreciate it until you can hold it in your hands.  To give a quickie rundown for it though, I coated my white card with a mixture of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and water.  You want the glue to coat your card, but not be too thick or dry out too quickly so you need to water it down a bit.  Next Take a piece of plain white tissue and crumple it up, then open it back up and lay it over your glue mixture.  I use a a damp paint brush and tamp all the tissue to the card well.  Now you can do a bit of stamping on your tissue first, but I just wanted the texture for this card.  I let it dry for an hour, then I used the flourish embossing folder (also designed by Sam Poole) and embossed the background.  You get some soft wrinkles in the tissue that look like raw silk paper with this technique.  It is very subtle, but elegant in its finish.  I added some organza ribbon from my stash (it has this pretty embroidery in the centre) and finished the bow with a white organza flower, some pearls and decorative pins.  I paper pierced the edge and added a few pearls to the corners to finish it.  All for now, Sue x



163 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, wow - what a stunner! Less is definitely more! Thanks for sharing.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Jan said...

Wow Sue, a gorgeous card and paper lesson. Thanks Sue will try it next week when I have a few days hols.x

Crafty mop said...

Simply beautiful no need for any more words x

Ann said...

What a stunner. I just love the simplicity.
AnnH60

Lynne M said...

Absolutely stunning card, will have to try this technique. LOL Lynne M

Heather said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning card and I must try that technique thanks for sharing it with us.
Heather x

Missmizog said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card. Again, i will be having a go at this technique.
Sue

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card, I will have to give this technique a try. love Jean x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, what a really amazing card. Wow, Wow, Wow, one wow doesn't seem enough for it. I love everything you've used on this one. Something more to add to my long,long list of must haves. LOL.
Lots of love. Jenny L

ang said...

beautiful card great idea will get the glue out angxx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, the black writing really stands out on all white. Love it. Thanks for the lesson too...
Have a wonderful day.
Elizabeth
x

bhavana said...

Would love to receive a card as beautiful as this if I were getting married. Thank you for sharing, you are so talented!

nattyboots said...

Gosh Sue, how special is this card ? I love the black on white . Elaine H x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, love it wow super. I will have to give this technique a go. Have a good day SuzieB x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful

She x

Carole Z said...

a really stunning card Sue..I love making white on white and black and white wedding cards myself and I must have a go at this technique...thanks for sharing x Love Carole Z xx

Julia Watts said...

Another card I'd like to see up close. Very elegant. Love, Julia xxx

Sandra F said...

An elegant card Sue. Hope you're enjoying the CHA

melanie said...

Stunning ,elegant beautiful card.melanie

Pam Swadling said...

Simply beautiful. I have to make an anniversary card for a friend and was wondering what to do - now I know, thanks Sue.

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue love the faux silk technic too not seen that one before xx hazel

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue, love white cards.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
WOW!! how stunning is that....
Love it,

Patricia xx

Clai01 said...

Beautiful card, Sam is so very talented, I love her designs.

iReneM said...

Simple, elegant and absolutely stunning!
I love the faux silk technique but have never embossed on it.
A brilliant idea, Sue. I will definitely be giving this a go :)
x

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning card, will have to try this later in the year for my nephew'' wedding.

Lydia
XX

Maggie said...

Hi Sue beautifully elegant card will have to try this technique...it is on my to do list will have to move it to the top lol. Thanks for sharing

Maggie

dutchess said...

Hi Sue really wonderful card lovely embossing and all that work!!!!! beautiful...enjoying CHA ? take care Margaret

Star said...

Elegance personified !!!!!
What more can I say.

shampylou30 said...

wow this card is stunning i love this new technique will have to have a go thanks for sharing with us xxxsue x

Rita said...

Hello Sue
Loving the card so simple but so effective. Will definitely be having a go at the background (which looks stunning)later today as I have a special anniversary card to make ---- "thanks!" for the info' on how to do it.
Regards! Rita

Ruthie said...

oh my good ness I am making a special wedding card at the moment, I think I just 're designed' mine. thanks sue

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I have a friend's daughter getting married in March, so I think I will give this a go! I love the texture on this card. Stunniong! Hugs, Carol S.xx

PaulineC said...

The tissue technique sounds fabulous. I must try that one. The ribbon and bow are quite stunning.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue this card is stunning and thanks for the paper technique it looks so expensive, I noticed it before I read your explanation and thought it was a bought sheet. Think that this is my all time favourite card its really beautiful

Sue xx

Lisa said...

Wow!! This such a stunning card Sue! I love to look at your blog daily and see all the cards you make and this one has just blown me away... it looks just gorgeous.

Have a wonderful day

Lisa -
Portishead
x

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card
love the background
beautiful, elegant

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
This is such a classy card. Each and every element works so well together. The faux silk technique is definitely on my list of to-dos! You could never throw this card away!

Maryann said...

It looks awesome Sue, and this technique sounds really cool too, will have to try that out here too.
The entire card looks so gracious and so elegant, I reallu love it.

marg said...

Hello Sue What an elegant card !
the ribbon is delicate and enhances the sentiment beautifully
Lovely
LoveMarg

jemet said...

Hi Sue

beautiful card nothing more to say

Jean

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely beautiful. So elegant.

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. A truly elegant card. Lovely. Anne x

Oksana said...

A beautiful and stunning card. Will have to try this technique!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

yet another technique to try. Once tried paper mashy onto a rubber stamp but didn't come out too well. Time to have another go.
Love black and white cards. always look expensive and do for any occasion. Wonderful card
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I Love the Faux Silk Technique, but didn't know it by this name. I bet the card looks even more amazing close-up with the added texture. You've inspired me to get my cosmic shimmer glue out and batch make backgrounds to be used plain or coloured at a later date. With Love & Light Theresa. H

inkypinkycraft said...

Really pretty, I love White.hugs trace x

Olga said...

Black&white is my favourite theme. Great card!

Karen said...

Really beautiful card - the clean cards normally are - very special card for a special couple. Thanks for sharing your stunning card with us.

Rosietoes said...

beautiful, stylish and elegant card.

Edna x

Lorraine H said...

What a fantastic card, love the idea of the faux silk technique - will have to give that a go! Lorraine x

Ann said...

WOW WOW WOW- This is simply stunning and so very elegant This will be suitable for a wedding /anniversary for any age couple.

Lizzie said...

WOW i love this one and the technique is what i will be doing to day well trying to do lol! Thank you Sue.
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

jordiegirl said...

So simple but beautiful and effective Sue. Suitable for a wedding or an anniversary. My niece just got married and her colour theme was black, white and silver so this would have been very apt.

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Sooooo beautiful. I don't know if I would have the patience for this technique, though.

Thank you for sharing.

Elaine J xxx

Janet said...

Absolutely love it!!!!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue,Stunning, beautiful, love this card. Thanks for sharing the paper technique, Hugs, June x

Uta said...

Your card looks so great. Love this cas style and the all in white with this black highlight is so beautiful.

Hugs, Uta

Jen said...

Love the simlplicity and technique for this card , which reminds me I have a wedding card to make for next week I will try this technique x

Clare said...

Beautiful card. The ribbon is gorgeous.

Clare x

Dawn Louise said...

Elegant and beautiful, thanks for technique tutorial. Will give it a go. Also which foldeR is it please, and question for you, what's the difference between spackle and texture paste, as I use spackle and don't want to buy texture paste too if it does same job. Thanks x dawn

May said...

Simply STUNNING, will be trying this out soon, Hugs May x x x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue
Chris x

Anonymous said...

Love it, Love it, Love it, nothing more needed to say.

Bet

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful Wedding card, i will certainly try this technique, hope you are keeping well. Yvonne xx

Fiona said...

Love the stamps that go with the dies. Nice card!

Pinkers said...

Another gorgeous card, thanks for the tutorial as well.xx

Jenny, said...

Ooo if I ever got married I'd love to receive this card, so white & pure unlike me,lol.

baconbits said...

Love love love it, quiet simply stunning. Will try the faux silk technique. Hopefully i will have more success with this technique!!
Thank you for the instuctions on how to reproduce.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

Yvonne said...

Morning..... I love this it's so pretty and I fancy a o at the technique. Black and white I love for wedding cards. Well done you...

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, anything done on white card looks so elegent.
Can you tell me when the next spellbinders show is on C&C? My sister and I are trying to save our money ready for the show.
Ria

gwen70 said...

What a stunning card Sue, quite simply beautiful.

Lynnus said...

Stunning card again, will be using this for some weddings! x

Linda said...

Hi Sue, I have watched this technique on your DVD but heven't tried it yet, think I'll have a go this afternoon, this card is gorgeous!! Linda x

Stampersue said...

this is so stylish and elegant - it is beautiful. White and black can work so well and you have done it again - another stunning card.

Stampersue

Val C said...

Hi Sue - what can I say! Stunning, stylish and has the Wow factor. Love the faux silk technique, not tried this but will be my next project-perhaps you could demo on a C&C show soon. x Val

Joanie said...

Love the faux silk technique - will definitely give this a try. Thanks Sue. Lovely card very elegant.

Joan Turner

Andrea said...

Exquisite! Andrea

Knerten said...

I love all white on white, and your card is absolutely gorgeous, Sue :-))

Chloe's Nan said...

Simply lovely Sue x

CraftyJo said...

Stunning! Everything about it is just gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Lovely wedding card. Must try the tissue paper before embossing on card. You have done it again. Thank you

lorraine (classylady) said...

stunning card Sue, thanks for the info on the tissue technique.

lorraine
xxx

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

It's gorgeous and that technique sounds like fun!

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Just stunning,I will have to have ago at this technique.
Carol x

Mutley said...

Oh so classy Sue, love it. xxx

CathyinMN said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful wedding card.

Ayelet said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card!
Less is more!!!

Bee and Dee said...

Beautiful card. Hugs Bee

Craftychris said...

ooooooh so gorgeous! I must try the faux silk technique, thank you xx

Eileen C said...

Wow!! Classy and elegant!! I really like the black and white as it really lends itself to 'special' cards.
hugs
Eileen (Edinburgh)

Luanne said...

beautiful! one word. :)

Sue J said...

Simple, understated, classic, FANTASTIC! :)

Redanne said...

I think I remember this from your DVD? What a stunning card and a genius idea. Thank you for reminding us all - I am definitely going to try this on my next wedding card.

Ita said...

Hi Sue this card is out of this world or as my daughter would say Lush
Ita

Cazann49 said...

Stunningly Elegant, Sue!!...xx

Helen O said...

A lovely card Sue, Ive just bought the stamps and have the dies, so looking forward to having a go at this one, thank you for the inspiration Helen O xxx

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
So beautiful anyone would be over the moon to recieve it.
Sue H. xx

Tracy Heaton said...

Just beautiful -so elegant.
Tracy x

Lilnute said...

WOW! Pure elegance, Sue. Sam Poole is such a talented designer, couple that with your creative flair and its a arriage made in heaven.
love and Hugs
Dawn x

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the technique you have used for the background, will have to have a go at that. Thanks, Ann

nina said...

wow i love this card, can you please do a faux silk demo next time you are on C&C and where did you get that stamp? loving it

Elaine said...

Sue what an elegant card....FABULOUS ! .
Elaine .W

Dawn said...

Absolutely stunning card!!! I like the sound of the faux silk technique, I have not heard of that one before. Thanks for the inspiration Dawn x

Kate's Cards said...

Super card Sue!!

Lexie said...

I am loving this a lot, Sue. It's so clean and elegant.
xx

Victoria said...

Wonderful technique that I really want to try. Absolutely gorgeous card - love it!

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, elegant and beautiful. Lol Ann

Lorraine said...

aww this is pure elegance i just love this style of cards xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful.

joy said...

Hi Sue
Card is lovely i have the embossing folder and used it many times. can't wait to try is technique . Hope you are well joyce e

Claveh said...

Sue, this is absolutely breath taking. I love it and with a bit of tweaking it could be a lovely anniversary or even birthday card too. Lovely!

rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, This card is amazing, I wish I knew someone who was getting married soon just to make it (perhaps I will make it anyway) I must try the technique it is so beautiful.

Love Rosemarie x

mags said...

Stunning card Sue. Very elegant and classy.
Mags
x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is so elegant, gorgeous card. Kim

Lynn said...

Hi Sue yet again another beautiful card..the simplicity of it just adds to the beauty of the card...beautiful...

millie xx

Barbara Daines said...

I ADORE this card........I get up every morning, switch the laptop on and this blog is the first thing I look at. Such massive inspiration, thank you so much xx

dijit said...

A stunning card Sue. What is the name of the stamp set as I seem unable to find it. Have to make a wedding card for son soon after doing all the wedding stationary with butterflies and really want something different.

Ali W said...

Absolutely beautiful, have 3 Weddings to attend this year inc. my daughters, so better get crafting as soon as my hand op allows, can't wait, I'm getting impatient for it to heal. Your cards are always inspirational.

Lisa M said...

I would love trying this technique for faux silk. Wish me luck!
Gorgeous inspiration. Thank you :D

kasugga said...

Sue
Good evening.
What a stunningly beautiful card.
Hugs
Katy
xXx

Kazbomps said...

A beautiful card. I love blak and white cards. I will have to try tjis technique myself. Karen x

lilysmum said...

what a beautiful card sue,simple, understated elegance. thankyou for sharing. x

Vie Carter said...

Pure and simple

Beautiful

Vie
x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
What needs to be said this card is fantastic I love white on white cards But your talent takes it to a whole new level
Theresa x

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, cannot find any more words to describe it!
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

Lisa-Jane said...

What beautiful embossing! Such an elegant card.

lainey said...

that is just beautiful Sue a perfect wedding card!!! lainey x

violetclouds said...

I love all the little pearls to subtly embellish! I find it a bit hard to comment with this new set up, I used to be able to scroll back up and look at the picture and now I have to remember from the other screen.

loftylass said...

This is gorgeous Sue. I'd love to see a demo on how you created the background. The stamps are now top of my 'wish list'. tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

lilygee said...

Incredibly elegant card Sue xxx

Lelly Jelly said...

What a pretty card Sue.

gwendraeth said...

Fabulous, wish I could do this paper piercing, bought the ruler but I'm rubbish at it...

Barbara said...

Trying to think of another word for Stunning as everybody is using it! Gorgeous is the best I could do!!!!!!!

Sue Parish said...

A beautiful card Sue, classy and elegant. The faux silk technique is one I would like to try. There are so many things I want to do, just not enough hours in the day! Sue x

Lindyloo said...

Well hello again,
Sue, I love your cards like this, they are simple but extremely elegant, acromatic (without colour) yet full of life and they always have a little something extra to offer us (faux silk technique) even though we may not spot it immediately.
I haven't seen these stamps by Sam, don't know how I could have missed them. I will definitely be getting hold of these as I love using Labels 14. Lush ribbon too!
Thank you Sue. I hope you have seen lots of exciting things at CHA to tempt us as soon a you can after you get home.
Take care. Regards Linda

VIOLOETCLOUDS - to see the picture of Sue's card while doing your comment: Before going to comment, right click on pic of card and 'open in new window'. You'll now have two windows open; reduce both in size and arrange side by side on your screen. Now you can see picture while you type. (If you're not sure how to move them:- put arrow at top of page click left key & hold then scroll to move pages into place.) You can use this for a close up view, as I explained in a previous post.
Hope that helps you, it's a fab way to keep looking at Sue's wonderful creations!! x

jan said...

hi sue, what a gorgeous card, I love it, that ribbon is fab too. thanks for your inspiration.
love jan x

karen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the white on white, it is so elegant! And the background technique looks fantastic but I bet even more so in real life!
xoxo Karen

sandra(misty) said...

Great card I love he all white cards

Erica said...

simply stunning x
erica x

Jan said...

OMG this is divine xx Jan

Hanneke said...

Stunning! Love all the white and how the black parts stand out! Hugs, Hanneke

Anonymous said...

A stunning elegant card.

Edwina

Pearl said...

This card is so pretty and elegant just like a brides wedding dress!
Love Pearl x

Susan Flynn said...

Wow this is simply stunning, never heard of that technique but would love to give it a go xx

Jane said...

How lovely really like this one Sue

Jane xx

Shelley said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue. x

sheila said...

Another favourite, I thinkd I've lost count. Just such an elegant card.

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

Beautiful! I love elegant cards! I have many anniversary cards to make, so this is a beautiful idea! Thank You for the technique tips!

carol e said...

love this card Sue really beautiful

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Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
This is so lovely but I think the background does stand out. My eye was drawn there first; the technique sounds tres cool and I must try!
Vee x
ps i hope it is okay for me to add my tuppenyworth to the comments at this late date I know it is not eligible for awards I am just catching up what I had to miss.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful card, love that bow!

linda1965 said...

omg this is stunning going give it a go xxxxxx

linda1965 said...

STUNNING

linda1965 said...

omg this is stunning going give it a go xxxxxx

Michelle said...

My goodness Sue, that is some giveaway, I have my fingers and toes crossed, lol.

This is a beautiful card, I love the rose stamp and your colouring with the pencils and pens is fabulous. The colours are great. Thanks for sharing Sue. Have a great day.

Hugs Michelle xx

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