Saturday, 24 March 2012

A Variation On The Fancy Nesty Tutorial

Hi guys! Today's card is a variation on the fancy nesty tutorial that I did last month.  Using the large Splendid Circle die, I taped it in place at the centre edge of a piece of card that was cut to 8" x 11" with a score for folding in the middle.  I scored the card at the centre of the die above and below the die to the edge of the card.  After placing it on my base plate, I covered the die with the cutting plate only up to the score lines.  In other words, half of the die was left uncovered as I ran it through the machine.  This allowed half of the die to be cut all the way through the card, while the other half was left uncut.  I used my tan mat to cover and emboss the entire die.  Using a ruler and a craft knife (and a craft mat underneath), I cut the section of the front of the card where I scored the line, leaving the rounded half circle that was originally cut by the die.  I used several of the Damask accents to cut shapes out of the card behind the embossed section of the circle die.  These cut out the piece, but I put them back into place and taped the edges from behind so they would leave a pretty embossed design in the front of my card.  I added a background piece of card to hide the tape when finished.  I also cut a damask border so it would peek out from behind my backing piece as an accent.  I used the same border to emboss the design on the inside of the card also.  I cut one of the Moroccan accents to layer up on the circle.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the smallest splendid circle and layered it on top of the circle focal element.  This one is definitely a card you could use for anyone.  Change the dies, colours and sentiment and it could be for any occasion you chose.  All for now, Sue x

143 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stunning,Unique,Exceptional. The capital letters of these words spell...SUE. They describe the card as well as the designer!! Love it. Mabex

melanie said...

What a Fab card can be used for any occassion thanks for your inspiration Melanie

Julia Watts said...

Lovely card. Great technique. Love, Julia xxx

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. Thank you for sharing. Definitely one i will be trying.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Love this card and your unique idea so different. I love that blue ribbed card you have used to. Zerena

Lynnus said...

Hi Sue,
this one looks so intricate that anyone you give it to would not believe you could possibly have made it, stunning x

vanessa said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card, thanks vanessa xx

Sandra F said...

Another lovely card Sue.
xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yet another Fantastic card.
You amaze me with your ability to come up with so many great ideas.
Tried yesterdays central Motif....
The words "Could have done better" come to mind on that one. I will not be beaten........may try again today.
Have a great weekend

Patricia x

YorkshireLass said...

Beautiful teqhnigue - tried it last time you showed us it and was really pleased with the result. Thanks for the continued inspiration Sue!
Sarah x

kathywoo said...

Good morning one and all! love this technique, this is going to be my project this weekend. thank you Sue! X Kathywoo

Felicie said...

What a Great card.It`s so beautiful.
Felicie

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue, Looks like it's going to be a lovely day here,hope the sun is shining where you are. Love the card today, will be fun to make and such a useful one too. Am pleased to notice how nice the smallest Splendid Circles die is for sentiments as I've just bought it. Now I just need those Damask Accents ..... Sue x

Lindyloo said...

Good morning Sue,
I hope you are having a good start to your weekend, it is lovely and sunny here again today, so looking good for us.
I don't have any quips or quotes; no films or music lyrics to pass on today, but, I am singing. I am singing the praises of this card and its wonderful designer!
This card is absolutely SUE, as the clever Mabe has put in the first comment. It has shot into my top 5, forget my top 10 AND it is vieing for top of the crops (ok I know it's not a scrapbook page but it rhymed....I am trying!!!) lol..
I love the design, layout and clever use of embossing, plus the colours together make it so elegant. You are right though, this would still be fabulous in many other colour combos. I must admit this is a very appealing way to use the smaller dies and it will really make me pause to think with all the other smaller dies I own.
Well I hope you have a great last few days with mum and I am sorry that you have to leave her again, but cannot lie when I say I am so looking forward to your return to the UK and our screens again.
Regards and best wishes Linda x

shampylou30 said...

another fab card sue love the colours too suexx

Celina said...

Beautiful!!! I love it
Celina - Waterford

Heather said...

I love this card and the technique you can use it with any die and for any occasion the result would look stunning. Thank you once again Sue you are such a talented person. hugs x

Kathy said...

Hi Sue, love this card. Thanks for giving us more ideas on more uses of the dies. Saw you do the circle thing on tv but would never have thought of this 'cut out and tape back in' thing. Kathy x

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
A great card and lovely colour combination with the Blue & Cream.
I haven't tried this technique yet, but may have a go later after enjoying the sunshine.

Chris

Carolyn said...

Fab card Sue.It sure would look beautiful in other colour combos.x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

This card is beautiful Sue, looking forward to seeing you again on C & C
Chris x

Jane said...

This one looks really complicated ,I had a look at the tutorial not had a go at it yet lol, the blue don't do it for me like the green option more.

Jane xx

Karen said...

As I am only just learning these instructions sound a bit complicated but I am going to try it as I think I will understand it better if I read and try. It will be worth the effort as it is such a lovely card, once again I am in awe of your ideas.

sheila stokes said...

A stunning card,love the colour. Sheila. x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Just love what you do with the dies, think I will have to try this one too! No bows this time though! Love Jean x

bhavana said...

This is another one of your "must try this technique" card! Wow, it looks so complicated but I know you would never do that! Thanks for sharing!

Ruthie said...

It is absolutely sumptuous Sue, I love it.

auscrafts said...

I do like the design of this card

iReneM said...

Gosh!!! this is fantastic, Sue.
I'll have to see if I can do this with my little CB.
x

Marie-Louise said...

A really beautiful card.

ValJ xxx said...

Morning Sue and Everyone. What a delicious card. Could be used for so many occasions. You are so clever Sue thinking of new ideas all the time.
I'm sure you had a wonderful time with your mum but selfishly I'm looking forward to seeing you back on C+C.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fantastic card. You are the master at creating unusual designs. You are right this would look good in lots of other colours and maybe different dies. I think I'll have a go with my parisian dies.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dos said...

Hi Sue,

love this card, it can be used for so many different occasions. thanks for sharing.

Maryann said...

This is so awesome Sue, definitely a must try for me, that´s for sure. I love this one.

Lin W said...

stunning,i love it
have a good day
xx

Sue said...

fabulous card, thanks for the tutorial x

Clare said...

Great card love the design of it.

Clare x

joy said...

Hi Sue
Told you that you are queen of spellbinders and you have done it again.lovely card.
joyce.e

Clai01 said...

Gorgeous card!

Star said...

What a fabulous card Sue. I just love everything about it
Eileen x

Uta said...

Wonderful card. Simple but elegant.

Hugs, Uta

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love the detail and colours on this one very much.

hazel said...

Morning Sue another lovely card your such an inspiring person. thanks for the inspiration xx hazel

Bea said...

hi Sue thanks for another reminder of this technique - I do need to get up the courage to try it lol! I like the idea of making the liner a way to highlight some of the elements.

Carolyn B said...

What a great card Sue. I love the technique and the colours you used.

Carolyn

sheila said...

Fantastic card, thanks for the detailed instructions. This card is so universal and would look great in a variety ov colours but I do like this blue and cream

nattyboots said...

Its a Beaut of a card Sue but sounds and looks very complicated for me {the novice } however i will give it a go, one step at a time and who knows i may end up with a master piece like yours hehe.Thank you Elaine H X

Rita said...

What a great start to the week-end Sue. Just what I've been waiting for. Your card is so fabulous, and I am going to give it a try over the week-end. The colour of card along with the cream show the card off to perfection. Thank-You so much for this tutorialSue. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx
ps. Got the shows on record. XX

Anonymous said...

great imaginative use of the dies Sue - Love it.

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
This is one for me to try I love it all. Will have to use different dies but they will work.
LydiaX

Victoria said...

How do you keep coming up with these great ideas Sue??! This is another lovely card.

mags said...

A beautiful card Sue that could be done in lots of colour combos and prove to be so versatile. Will have to have a go.
Mags
x

Anonymous said...

superb card again Sue your imaginative use of dies are exceptional.
Val C

Joesgrandma said...

looks complicated but I will give it a try! Lovely card Sue. Have a great weekend. Do your clocks go forward tonight? Simmer time is coming!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Yet another lovely card. You instructions are so detailed it has given me the confidence to give this type of card a try. I would have even tried before. Thank you.
Beverley W

Carole Z said...

Lovely! I still haven't had the chance to try this out...must do it! Hope you are being blessed with as much gorgeous weather as we are here in the UK! Wonderful! Carole Z X

rachel said...

wow - another gorgeous creation - love the idea of refilling the holes! Rachel x

hazel said...

This is is such a beautiful card Sue.
xxx Hazel.

AnneRD said...

A very intricate and clever design, love it. Anne x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the embossing technique..and the Damask dies....different design but still outstanding !
Love Marg

Jo said...

This is gorgeous Sue, such rich colours.

Jo x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the embossing technique..and the Damask dies....different design but still outstanding !
Love Marg

Dawn said...

A very clever card design Dawn x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
what a beautiful card,stunning.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

A big thank you for the instructions for this card which I wrote to you about and you kindly said you would do. You never let us down. It really is such a striking card which would also be a useful technique for a male card I think. Thank you once again

love from Jackie D

dutchess said...

thanks for the instructions tried doing this after a demo on the tv but this step by step is great Sue you are a star! have a great weekend take care Margaret

AnnR said...

stunning Sue this is definately going to be attempted this weekend. Thanks

sue said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, I would like to try this. Thank you once again for the inspiration. Such a pleasure to visit your blog every day.
Hugs Sue M xx

Maid of Kent said...

Lovely card Sue, any occasion male or female. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us. Lol Ann

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Yet another beautiful card and clever use of the dies!
Eileen x

Desiree said...

Loved the first card Sue and this is just as good. Simple and elegant does it for me!

Claveh said...

Oh this is beautiful Sue, I love the effect that embossing the die without the cut gives.
Thank you.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow super gorgeous card this morning. Love the colours and the design is fantastic as always. Zo x

Christine said...

Gorgeous card. Must try this one, (emphasis on 'try', it looks tricky)!

Thank you, Sue.
Christine x

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, words fail me, you just keep coming up with such fantastic designs and the colour combo on this one definitely appeals to me, fantastic (sorry if I've used that word before lol). Thank you for sharing such unique techniques what would we do without you. My list of "must have" dies is getting even longer. Have a great day and your Mom also.
Hugs Christine H x

Hellma said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card.

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful card, but why do you always use the one set of dies that I have not bought! now where is my credit card !
Janet

salem said...

love colors embossing design so adaptable be great in red for christmas

Sue J said...

I am definitely going to experiment with this technique, it looks so much fun and a totally different look. :)

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE I LIKE THIS CARD
LIKE THE MUST TRY THIS ONE

May said...

Love this technique Fabulous Sue another beautiful card, Hugs May x x x x x

jane stillman said...

another fantastic card Sue, love the colour combination x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Been waiting to see this this one. I saw you do it on the show. Wondered how exact you could get the pattern. Well its spot on. The boarder down the edge just finishes it off for me.I think we forget we can just emboss with the dies. We don't use them to their full potential. One card you can send anywhere for any reason. always good to have in your stash. Top of the class. Well done.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Yet another lovely card to try. So many to try, not enough time.

She x

lindyloo12 said...

Another wonderful card which would be ideal for either sex,and I have all the dies for these, which makes it even better ha ha! You are a totally brilliant inspiration.

Jenny, said...

Might have to have a go at this one mtself, poping the shapes back in is a great look.

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, I love this card, and a great technique. Watched you do this on C&C thank you for the detailed tutorial.I agree with clever Mabex's first comment it says it all.
Hugs June x

lainey said...

FAB card Sue love the blue!! lainey x

craftysals creative corner said...

love the colours, hope you have a happy weekend sue

jan said...

hi Sue, this is a very clever card, nice to have a different way of using the dies, I would never have thought of doing this, but that's why your the master and I simply follow.
love jan x

smartcookie said...

Sue lovely card....sue just wanted to inform you, your show on create and craft on now...sat morning...unable to order any items. When you put item number in, nothing appears ordering down on the Webb, and we are 30 minutes into the show....looks like n
Items not imputed on the Webb...check it out, also tried on my mobile, but still nothing.. Kind Regards. Julie Andrews x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue. Love it. Ann W

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, another fantabulous card. I love this technique but as usual you take to another level. An amazing end result. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Ruthie said...

i had to put a second post up, I just love this card.

Inagh said...

Hi Sue another Wow -beautiful card one I will be making - copying LOL
Regards
Inagh X

Pinky said...

Beautiful Sue! I love the way you use negatives. Off to copy/adapt this one now (with the dies I have) instead of doing the housework.....you have no idea the things you get the blame for in my house!!!! Love Vicki x

Mena said...

Hi Sue,another stunning and elegant card.Absolutely brilliant.Thanks for sharing god bless.xx

Joan said...

OMG I love this card. The idea of half on half off is fantastic will have to try this, will prob take about 20 tries lol hugs Joan

Mia said...

Beautiful Sue x

Mia said...

i love your ideas, you inspire so well x

Vie Carter said...

Great technique

Vie
x

lilygee said...

Nice format and as you say Sue, other dies can be used equally well.
love lilygee xxx

Frea said...

Wow SUe, this is so elegant, love this gorgeous card. Hugs, Frea

Elaine said...

Another lovely card sue. Looks classy. Have a nice weekend
Elaine x

Hanneke said...

Wow, so pretty! Love the shape and colors! So elegant. Hugs, Hanneke

Toni said...

Beautiful card yet again. You may recall I emailed you to ask for advice re doing this card with a Cuttlebug. Well... Things have moved on since then and this week while at the NEC show, I gave up the fight and treated myself to a Grand Calibur. I can't wait to have a play and who knows, my card may even slightly resemble yours!!!
Thanks again for all the inspiration.
Toni xx

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your card is beautiful and I am so going to try this! Thanks so much for the tutorial!
Cindylu

Cheryl said...

Great technique! Thanks for sharing.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
love the way you have used there dies, The affect is wonderful and the colours go so well together.
Carol x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Sue fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Jacqueline said...

I love this idea,must try it out,thanks.xx

gwen70 said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue, just love it

Dawn Louise said...

Wonderful card, some great techniques and different ways to use the dies. Thanks sue

CraftyJo said...

Wow - yet more gorgeousness! I don't know where you come up with all these ideas but am certainly glad you do :)

baconbits said...

Hi Sue, Well i am in awe - this card is simply stunning.
Lovw all of it it is so ingenious in its design.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sandie said...

Thank you Sue! I saw you do this on C&C, but could not remember how you did it, I really like this one and will definately be making my version! x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is such a great card. TFs.

Yvonne said...

That's pretty clever, I like it a lot, good combination of different techniques. Yes. I like it. Nice one sue you at
Re a telented lady very clever X

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Another beautiful card. I must be brave and try this technique.

Love Rosemarie xx

Ria said...

Hi Sue
This is one of your cards that I really want to have a go at. It looks amazing and people would not have a clue how it was done.
Maybe so me time tomorrow for me to have a go.
Ria

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card love the rich navy which shows off the dies so well..Love It!!!!

Maggie H

Shirls said...

I love this card and the way you use your dies is so inspiring. You are such a generous person sharing your inspiration, thank you.
Shirls

Marie said...

This is so clever. You are amazing and inspiring. I am going to try this!

Victoria said...

I really like the vertical layout of your design, and the blue and white is stunning.

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
I've tried a few of this style of card since I saw your demo on TV. They are lovely
I love your colour combination
Enjoy your weekend
Hugs
Sue
XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Fab Card. Thanks for the inspiration. With Love & Light Theresa.H

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I love this type of card i did do one when you showed the technique on cc and love these colours
Thank You
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Lucy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Your "vision" always astounds me. I wanna be you when I grow up. ;-)

Barbara said...

Very intricate and elegant style of card. Love your colours. I dont know how you dont run out of ideas!!!

Nikbee said...

Wow! This is so intricate looking. I love it.
Nikki x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, You are such a clever lady, this card is brilliant, going to try it. Yvonne xx

Helen O said...

Another stunner Sue, I love this technique that you created, an excellent idea an I imagine it will work with any of the circle dies and maybe the ovals too, thank you for inspiring us Helen O xxx

Rufus said...

I'm going to give this one a try, really like it and can see it for almost any occasion. Thanks for sharing it!
R/

Jan said...

Absolutely stunning, just love it Sue.x

Oksana said...

Love this one Sue!x

Anthea said...

Really love this card and have just purchased the dies to do it whilst at the nec :) I must have been physic. Will be making several in different colour ways as I think it will cover many different occasions. xx

Su said...

Loved this technique when you demonstrated on C&C!! Very stylish and love the colourway!

Soop X

mell said...

I have this card from sue! She is a gem my boys emailed her and sue sent ge two gorgeous cards in the post as a surprise! And this was one of them it takes place on my craft room wall i love it thanks sue xxx

pamela said...

Absolutely stunning Sue

Ita said...

Hi Sue WOW WOW some days I run out of words to decribe how I feel about your cards I just love this one the colours go so well togeather and it is very different
Ita

FIND TIME 2 CRAFT said...

Must give this a try, love it.
Hugs.....Wendy

violetclouds said...

This is absolutely amazing card! I really *REALLY* like it. sometimes its quite hard to put into words how beautiful some of your work truly is and how it inspires me. I am so glad you are happy to share and explain techniques. THANK YOU Sue

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

Loved the last one, and this is gorgeous too! I really need to try this!