Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Earthtone Medallion Card

Hello everyone!  Back to earthtones for today's post.  I like this one, especially all the fun Spellbinder layers.  I started with the romantic rectangle (the largest one in the set), cut it and then layed it across the die (like in a plus sign), roughly lined up the four holes (it isn't perfect, but it is very close) and cut it again to make a square shape.  I added some black rhinestones on each corner to hide any imperfections.  Next comes the Lattice Motif (sneaking it's way back into my posts!), cut in rust coloured card.  Layered on top of that is two of the Persian Accent pieces with the points up and down.  Next is another piece from my Lattice set, it was cut in black and layered up in a diamond shape fashion.  Last layer is another of the Persian accents, but this time, I added a very small piece from the set in the centre and just embossed it, adding a rhinestone to the middle.  I layered this one offset to the others ones too.  This created a nice medallion look for an interesting focal element.  I added a few swirls to the top and bottom for interest.  I stamped my sentiment in black to the side and added a big black double bow out of satin.  The two beautiful stick pins were a gift made and sent to me by Lindyloo.  Aren't they gorgeous!!  I added a couple of black glints to the top and bottom to finish the card.  Super simple just a matter of playing with the layers until you find a pleasing look you are happy with.  All for now, Sue x

178 comments:

Celina said...

OMG!!! You just keep producing better and better cards. Seriously where do you get your inspiration??
Celina

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card. Love the layers, thank you for explaining so well.
Sue

Hellma said...

Stunning card, love the layers and the colors.

Rhonda Miller said...

I love this card. Those colors are great.

nettie said...

yet again another great card the inspiration you give to crafters is fantastic im off to work now but day off tomotrrow so will be having a go at this card have a great day x

Герцогиня said...

Hi Sue
Such a beautiful card!

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

Your creativity is endless! As always, gorgeous layering of the dies! They are all so pretty. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these! Still wanting to make that gorgeous quilt you posted yesterday!

Neha Jain said...

lovely use of die cuts..amazing

Felicie said...

Another stunning card,I love the colors.

Carole Z said...

Absolutely stunning Sue...I love the layering of the dies, Carole Z xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yet another fantastic card love it all.
I can see todays project staring me in the face here.

Patricia xx

baconbits said...

Morning, Another stunner and super instruction.
Where do you get all your inspiration and please can you bottle it..lol
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

YorkshireLass said...

Love it, Love it Love it! Cpolours works very well and lots of layers - just my cup of tea!
Sarah

l said...

Morning Sue,
I just love this card. You just get it right everytime.I have lost my mojo at the moment LOL.You never seem to lose yours, you keep the cards coming what an inspiration you are.
Hugs xx

lestim said...

Such a beautiful card, the lattice dies are so versatile. Love the colouring. So much inspiration with every card, many thanks. Lesley x

bhavana said...

Another wonderful card!! Love the colours and the black ribbon with the pins!! What a talent!!! You are so big hearted that you share everything! Thank you so much!

nattyboots said...

Love the colour tones and the layers Sue , Thanks again for your inspiration. Elaine H X

Julia Watts said...

Love the many layers in this. Stunning card! Love, Julia xxx

auscrafts said...

love these colours .such a beautiful card with all the different layers

Heather said...

Good morning Sue only you would think of making a rectangle into a square lol This is such an incredible card each layer is beautiful. I also love the stick pins that Lindyloo made they are very pretty.x

Lynnus said...

I just love the way you use the dies "out of the box" - we mere mortals just quite happily make our cards using the dies as they are and along you come and throw us about a hundred other ways! This is another lovely card x

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, I'm waiting for my lattice dies to arrive, meanwhile cutting lots of other shapes from different spellbinder dies. Note!! cutting...not assembling yet. Mabex

iReneM said...

Love it, Sue!
The colours and all those fantastic layers - superb :)
x

joy said...

Hi Sue
I do like this card love the colours to.
joyce.e

Eemeli said...

Great card! I love how you have done the layering.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

sheila stokes said...

Lovely card sue, love all the layers. Sheila. x

ang said...

lovely card and beautiful colours thanks angxx

Kathy said...

Soooooo gorgeous. Such a beautiful combination of colours. Another Happy Dance? Kathy x

lainey said...

love everything about this sue!!! earth tones FAB :) lainey x

Lin W said...

I love this one, the colours are great

Lin W said...

I love this one, the colours are great

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
These new Dies are outstanding every day you produce a lovely card
Love Marg

jan said...

HI SUE, THIS IS A LOVELY CARD, LOVE THE EARTH-TONES. LOVE THE WAY THE FOCAL ELEMENT IS BUILT UP. JUST STUNNING.
LOVE JAN X

Linda said...

Hi Sue, my morning fix of inspiration never disappoints, another masterpiece. Linda x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the way all the layers look.

Clare x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card.

veronica said...

really lovely card, love the medallion effect, and the colours are fab

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue,
Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the extra shows. Have a good journey - you should bring your mum back and take her to the studio.
Vee xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the earth tones on this one. Fabulous.

Uta said...

Beautiful card! Love this brown and the big bow.

Hugs, Uta

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , I dont know how you manage to keep producing such wonderful cards but i hope you keep on doing it, many thanks for the inspiration. Yvonne xx

Maryann said...

Just awesome again Sue.I just love the many layers here in the different colors it makes it look soo elegant. Stunning work once again.

Sandra F said...

I love it Sue.
xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love the earthy tones of this card and I am always so happy when you make a card and I have all the dies you used! Hope you have a safe journey tomorrow.

love Jean x

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous card, love that earth tone colour combo and everything is so beautifully and creatively layered!

Congrats also on having made it to number one on the Crafty Blogs:o)

hazel said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the layout and sentiment used.These new dies are esqusite xx hazel

Carolyn B said...

Beautiful card again. How do you manage to come up with all these ideas. I love the backing paper on this card.

Carolyn B

Sandra said...

Morning Sue.Lovely jubbly. I am going to get my dies out !!!!! Sandra xx

Sandra said...

Morning Sue.Lovely jubbly. I am going to get my dies out !!!!! Sandra xx

Katiek said...

So effective they just get better and better
Kate

Lorraine H said...

Super card (yet again!) Lovely colours and the "trick" of turning a rectangle into a square is so useful, thanks for sharing. Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Another superb creation Sue, your inspiration never ceases to amaze me. Instructions so easy to follow too.
Thanks Val C. xx

Lexie said...

I love absolutely every single thing about this card. It has to be one of the most perfect cards I have ever seen. I'm so jealous, lol.
xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I'm waiting for my rectangles to arrive but of course it's a double set now we know we can make squares, thank you. Really like these colours together.

love from Jackie D

Sue Yorkshire said...

Another stunner Sue

Love the layering of the different nesties they work so well together
I have the romantic rectangles coming for mothers day I decided on those when I saw you altering them to a square

Well done to all the winners you lucky things
Sue xx

Ann said...

Fantastic! simply stunning! Sue you are the Queen of Inspration! Thank you so much for your hard work.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, another stunner of a card. I love your earth tones, in fact I love everything you do and all the colours you choose. Congrats to the winners of the candy.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Zerena said...

I love these die's on my shopping list. I love the sentiments you have choosen as well so true.

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue

Another show stopper. I think I would like to try this in pink and grey. Love the layers.
Lydia
XX

Victoria said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the neutrals and how you've layered up the dies.

AnneRD said...

Another beautiful card. Your lattice dies balance the lacey die cuts so well. Bonne voyage.
Anne x

Helen O said...

Beautiful Sue, I love the way you have layered the shapes, Ive not tried just embossing with the spellbinders, so I will give that a go, Love the colours and the layout, thank you for your inspiration Helen Owen

Helen O said...

Ps again lol, Congratulations to the blog candy winners Helen O xxx

scrapper said...

Love the panel on this card - think I would use this on its own as I still can't really get in to the bow thing!
Love the colour combo

Ria said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow this card sings to me, they are totally my colours and the card has your name written all over it.
Thank you Sue for sharing your cards with us and for giving us the inspiration
Ria

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card. Love the decorative paper and all the layers. Hugs, Carol S.xx

dutchess said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card the persian accents really make a wonderful focal point...didnt finish making my card yesterday ran out of the PVA for my dots!!! so shopping again today LOL....take care Margaret

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Ho so glad this won came up today as soon as i saw it on cc i thought thats one for my Mum in law as she loves earthy tones, i shall be doing it in other colour ways too just to see how it works and trim a bit here and there and lengthen the damask i can see a cross for easter cards
Congrats to candy winners
Lizzie (serial copycat)xx

Lizzie said...

Hi
Me again sorry Persian dies and not damask as i said in my earlier comment
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Fiona P said...

Morning Sue well another beautiful card love the layout of this one and the stamping down the side, well off to try this one, have a good day, hugs Fiona P xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
so many great cards which do i make and send for mothers day? Peachy pink and black again love it. All the embellishments, and then layers of spellbinders. Has to be a winner.
Just got the bird flourishes bad news is coming from America. Can i wait weeks?!? Have to now.
love your blog and smashing work you do.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

sheila said...

such a lovely card

May said...

Just love these colours Sue, where do you get all these fabulous ideas, Fantastic!! Hugs May x x x

Toni said...

Sue, just where do you get your inspiration from to keep making all of these gorgeous cards. So kind of you to put them on a daily blog for us to see. Thanks again
Toni xx

lion_tamer said...

OH WOW! Super doop this one Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love the 'different' look to this card. There is something about not having the message as the main focal point. And of course I am a sucker for earthtones.
'Double cutting' with dies - now there's a new one on me. Cut, Twist & line up, Cut again. Will have to give this a go.
Congratulations to all the winners from yesterday.
With Love & Light Theresa. H

julie said...

Oh Sue,I love these earth tones,I just dont know where you get your ideas from, but just keep them coming
juliex

melanie said...

Stunning card I wish I had your Insperations .Melanie

Deborah Frings said...

Great colours, beautiful shapes, but it's the sentiment that I really love. You do make gorgeous cards!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super stunning, Sue! Zo xx

sue said...

Morning Sue, this is a beautiful card and the colours - I have to try this one. I love the layout on this one with this pretty paper, just fabulous.

Lv Sue M
xx

Rita said...

Another Stunning card Sue. There really is no end to your creative brain. Keep them coming. My spellbinders fund is growing fast. Hugs Rita xx

Tammy Ortiz said...

Morning Sue,
This is very adorable. I love the colors and design.
hugs

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this card and the way you have offset the sentiment thereby drawing the eye immediately to the beautiful dies.
Frances

fluffycat said...

PS Congratulations to all the winners.
Frances

Sharon said...

Wow what a lovely card. You give me so much inspiration as I am new at this
Sharon

Glass Daisy said...

Another lovely card Sue. xx

Yvonne said...

Yes me too, I likey this one back to earth (tones) excuse the pun..sun a pretty card. You never seece to amaze me.well done again

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Love the colour tones on this one, and all those layers, fantastic. Your explanations are really good, thank you.

Love Rosemarie xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card made me Happy Dance. Love the earthtones and what you have done with the layers, cut and twist and cut again, thank you for that tip. Lindyloo's pins are pretty. Well done to the winners of candy.
Hugs, June xx

salem said...

wow i need the medallion dies

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Love the layering and the colours-such a beautiful card.
Eileen x

gwen70 said...

Another winner Sue love the dies and the colours used are gorgeous

Clai01 said...

Sue i love your bows , they always look so very classy and extremly neat! Gorgeous!

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, Hope you are keeping fit and well on this bright and sunny morning.

I think your card is beautiful, so many layers, they just get better and better.
Janet

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card nice colours

Hanneke said...

Wow, gorgeous! Love the colors and all of the details! Great bow! Hugs, Hanneke

Karen said...

Love the layering of different dies. I think that Spellbinders are my new favourite thing thanks to the inspiration you give.

CraftyJo said...

So many layers, I bet it's even more stunning in the "flesh"!

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Lovely card Sue, you make it look so easy when you demo, it takes me ages to get all my layers and colours sorted!
Chris

Dawn Louise said...

Beautiful, love the layers and how you've made the square layer, thanks for the tip. Congratulations to blog candy winners x

Claveh said...

Beautiful, you know these are my colours, I love it, and the dies that you have used.
Thank you for the inspiration and best of luck to all the winners.
Have a great day!

Redanne said...

Lovely card, great explanation again. You just keep on coming up with lovely ideas.

Craftychris said...

I love the colour and the layers - so good for mens cards xx

rachel said...

gorgeous colours and brilliant medallions - beautiful xx

rachel said...

gorgeous colours and brilliant medallions - beautiful xx

Sue J said...

Another really pretty card, proving that you can mix and match the dies from different sets. :)

Corinne said...

Your cards are so inspirationalILove all your cards .Any chance you can do a card using the Tea cups? Corinne

jane stillman said...

absolutely fabulous Sue, love everything about it x

vanessa said...

Afternoon Sue, This is a beautiful card again, love it.

vanessa xx

debs said...

Afternoon Sue I just love this card its beautiful love the colour I don't no how you just keep coming up with these great ideas looking forward to tomorrows. Take care. Debs xx

janet dogs said...

Another of your lovley creations just waiting for some more dies to arrive

Oksana said...

Beautiful card and colours Sue!x

Anthea said...

Love the layout of this card and how you mix and match so many different spellbinder dies,would not have thought of putting them together myself so thank you for the inspiration.x

Jenny, said...

really like this one

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Anothe amazing card,Thanks for the inspiration.
Carol x

lindyloo12 said...

Another beautiful card, full of inspiration as usual. Thank you.

Anna said...

Thank you for the beautiful inspiration.

Inagh said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card, hugs Inagh xxx

Vie Carter said...

Loved this colour and great use of dies

Loved the stamp at the side for a change

Beautiful

Vie
x

lilygee said...

looks amazing
xxx

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. Everything about this card is lovely, the colours, verse, bows. Lovely. Karen x

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Yet again, another fab design, just love it, sentiment is lovely.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

Arenosa 12 said...

Hi Sue
Like the rectangle into a square, what a cunning idea.

mena. said...

absolutly fabulous card once again.xx

JayBe said...

Another fantastic design - I love the way you layer the different dies. I must try and be more creative with my own. Jx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love Lindyloos stick pins!

Janet said...

I think I need some more Spellbinders, looking at your great samples I need more of the Lacey ones, so I can layer them up. Oh well credit card to the rescue!

Janet said...

I think I need some more Spellbinders, looking at your great samples I need more of the Lacey ones, so I can layer them up. Oh well credit card to the rescue!

sue brown said...

Hi fab card love yhe colours.
sue brown

sue brown said...

Hi fab card love yhe colours.
sue brown

guffie said...

i just love this die and i love what you have done with it you are so clever sue.
thanks for all the inspiration you give
regards gail x

Bean said...

Hi Sue,
Now that's how to layer a card.....
Beanxx

Anonymous said...

Georgous card Sue & I love the dies you have used. Ann W

Jane said...

Love the layers, looks really affective.

Jane xx

Christine Hussey said...

Another fantastic card Sue, how do you do it. You are such a clever, clever lady. Love the colour combination. Brilliant! Hugs Christine H x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card. I don't have the dies you do but might have ago using the ones I've got.
Regards
Beverley W

adrymrry said...

Beautiful card, love the layers and the colours. You're an inspiration to us all.
Audrey, x

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Anonymous said...

Hi sue
don't usually care for medallions but this looks great. What a good use of spellbinder dies, rectangles into squares who would have thought it, not me certainly.
Carol at Henlow

mags said...

Another stunning card. Your use of dies is so clever and creative.
Mags
x

PaulineC said...

Fabulous card. These are not colours that I would normally go for but when you use them with the Spellbinders they look great.

yorkshiresue said...

Your card is fab and you explain so clearly.
Thank you
Love
Sue XXX

Jayne59 said...

Love the card again and love the blog candy you sent to me. whoop whoop keep it up Sue xx

Joesgrandma said...

Oh OH Oh How lovely!

lorraine (classylady) said...

great card Sue, love the colours and style

lorraine
xxxa

Joan said...

Love this card I hope I can be as good as you xx

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Sue yet again.Great colour combination.

marywilson09 said...

I love this card ..would love it in shades of purple

thanks for sharing another fab idea

Mary x

Maggie said...

Hi Sue Fab Earthtones card!

Maggie H

Fieldsend said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Many thanks for your terrific cards and explaining everything in easy to for instruction's. You are a very talanted and insirational Lady x
June

Fieldsend said...

Ps Sorry for the typing mistakes, not very well. Have a head cold n cannot think clearly. x

susan said...

hi
just luv this one how do you do it

sue

Elaine said...

Super card
Love the bow
Hugs Elaine W

lilysmum said...

Hi Sue, thanks again for another stunner. I don't know how you keep it up but I'mm so grateful you do!!

lilysmum said...

Hi Sue, thanks again for another stunner. I don't know how you keep it up but I'mm so grateful you do!!

Lorraine said...

oh wow this is so beautiful loving this one sue xx

Linda said...

WOWSERS Sue this is just awesome. Love the earth tones myself. What a real inspiration you are!!!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Meg said...

Hurrah! I have these dies and can't wait to try this...and it would be lovely in any colour way.....thanks for the idea....have fun on your trip! meg xxxxx

miislucky said...

Hey Sue, Love the layers and how you put this together. I really appreciate the way you've been giving the step-by-step lately. It helps those of us who want to be like you! Hugs, Mimi

Lynn Iredale said...

Hi Sue, your cards are sooooo wonderful, wish I could make mine like look like yours xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Love everything, the earthtones, the layers, the sentiment, the bow and Lindyloos pretty stick pins. Been sitting here looking at it in close-up and realised the bow was reminding me of a long black dress with tight bodice and full skirt which was my Mother's. It was made of a very soft material, silk or satin, with tiny buttons covered in the same material. When I was a little girl I loved to twirl around in it then sit down suddenly on the floor - so the material billowed all around me. Jeepers! That must have been 60 years ago! Sue x

TraceyB said...

stunning yet again Sue

sandra(misty) said...

Stunning card just love the odours

Cazann49 said...

Love the card Sue!! gorgeous..xx

harjules said...

lovely cards cant wait to be able to do something like this julie x

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
Bless you for mentioning my decorative stick pins; as my 'prototypes'(LOL!) they are honestly nothing compared to the latest designs. I will email a pic asap.
I adore todays card it is so stylish and has a slight Moroccan feel to it I think, but the reason I like this so much is the unusual way you have ofset the focal piece to allow for the lovely sentiment to its left. You don't see this done very often, most people tend to put text centerstage or to the right.
I have no song today sorry; well not strickly true, I just don't have a new song today, I'm still singing an oldie. So I am keeping schtum for a change. Think I'm sick or something? ...lol!!
I hope you had a good flight and have arrived safely in Florida. (You should be there by time you read this). Enjoy.
Best wishes and regards Linda x

Rufus said...

Lovin' this one, the colors and the die cut layers are just marvelous.
R/

Lynne M said...

This card is amazing, told everyone at work that as soon as all my dies arrive, I won't have time to come into work as I have so many ideas for cards. Thanks for sharing Lol Lynne M

Jan said...

You just keep on going with gorgeous cards Sue.x

boxermum said...

Another beautiful card from the Queen of cards

Donna B said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, the layers are amazing

Shelley said...

Beautiful card

Living with M.E said...

i love this one its so delicate and its my fav colours. the layers under the sentiment are lovely .

violetclouds said...

layering up your lattice with those accent pieces on diagonal is so effective! Sometimes I am amazed at how many different looks you manage to come up with - even from the same dies, I guess thats the magic of spellbinders with all the different permutations and combinations - without even bringing in colour of card there is so much potential.

craftylisa said...

wow yet another stunner lol.
i love the colour

hugs lisa x

Christine said...

Lovely card, very good for men in particular, so very welcome! Thank you Sue.
Christine x

White said...

Beautiful card! Love this brown and the big bow. Hugs, Uta