Monday, 23 April 2012

Heartfelt Creations Oval Window Card

 Good Monday morning to all!  Yes this is the oval window die, but not a window die, if you know what I mean!  I like this die as it is truly versatile to use.  The negative shape is interesting also.  I cut the oval window twice, once out of taupe card and kept the positive shape and once out of royal blue and used both the positive and the negative from it.  I stamped my sentiment on cream card and mounted my taupe window over it after I removed the cross bars from the inside of the window.  They are easily nipped out.  Next I cut the aperture in the centre of the blue piece, removed the die cut and then keeping the die still attached to the background piece, I situated them on top of the A4 Impressibility (Garden Delight, I think it is called), to emboss the background.  By leaving it in the die, you get a pretty border from the edge of the die that doesn't emboss.  I had to use one of the metal impressibility for this because of the size of my background piece.  If I had used an embossibility, I could only have done a background that was no larger than 5" x 7" in size because you cannot close the folder when using this technique.  Once the background was embossed, I wrapped a piece of the striped grosgrain ribbon around the bottom and taped it the the back of the card.  I used mounting foam to  raise it for dimension and attached it to my back mat where I pierced the edges.  Using the blue window that I cut earlier, I cut it at the second swirl on each side. I hooked the swirls on to the inside of my aperture to hold it in place.   I used a few small pieces of mounting foam to raise up the back edge and secure it in place on my card.  It provided a pretty little tone on tone frame around my focal element.  I tied a double bow with the striped ribbon and attached it with glue dots to the left side of my card.  A button with twine and a couple of crystal stick pins finished off the bow.  I matted a final layer with the same taupe colour as the centre window die cut for balance.  If you were lucky enough to get this die, I hope you can find more fun uses for it too!  All for now, Sue x

183 comments:

Pam said...

Another stunning card Sue and would be equally lovely in other colours. Love this die xx

debs said...

Morning Sue Love this card love the colours
Looking forward to friday POTW can't wait to see what you are bring us. You give us so much inspiration Sue
Take care

Debs xx

Maryann said...

Morning Sue, What a wonderful creation here again. Thanks sooo much for always being such a great inspiration. I love this card, what a great die this is. Wish I could afford them all LOL.

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card and the cas layout works really well. Love that bright blue and once again the ribbon is a knockout :)
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

BridgetCG said...

Lovely card Sue, I love the blue colour it really makes the design stand out. xxx

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. Love the blue colour. Are we having another Spellbinders pick of the week starting on Friday? Karen x

Razzamajazza said...

Morning sue, lovely card! Got my birthday presents on Saturday so a day in the craft room for me! Thank you for all the inspiration and ideas! I am going to have hours and hours of sheer bliss! Lol! Have a lovely day everyone jx

ValJ xxx said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. What a dynamic card. The blue is so vivid and the bow shows off the card so well. Another winner. Looking forward to Friday.

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue and fellow bloggers! Love the card Sue..the blue is so deep and rich and the layout works really well, Carole Z X

jacqui said...

Really great card.

iReneM said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Love the blue and taupe combo ...and the fab ribbon :)
x

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for the inspiration to think outside of the box again with these dies and with your colour combinations - the ribbon matches perfectly too.

KellysKards said...

Good morning. A lovely card. The ribbon is gorg. X

Chris said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the card, and colours. I have this ribbon but can't bring myself to cut it yet. Are we going to have a sneeky preview prior to Friday????

Love Chris X

melanie said...

Love this card great insperation Melanie

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
WOW this card is very lovely. The colours are very striking. Just finished a white on white engagement card, very pleased with what I have done with the dies. I did a Sue and thought outside the box. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

bhavana said...

You are truly talented!! Another stunning card, love the colours, I think I need to get more of these dies. Thanks for sharing!!

YorkshireLass said...

lovely card - love that "looking in further" feeling you get from this type of card
Sarah

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD LOVE THE COLOUR

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful card. Lovely sentiment. Julia xxx

Redanne said...

Lovely card and semtiment and you are right, that die is very versatile.

ang said...

lovely card great inspiration thanks for sharing angxx

Jan said...

Great card Sue the colours are stunning. Love it.x

joy said...

Morning queen of spellbinders
wow what a card just love it . I have the dies and love using them.
joyce.e

Jane in Spain said...

Once again, love the versatility you demonstrate with the dies!

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
More wonderful inspiration, thank you very much.
Made 3 cards yesterday using variations on a few cards you have posted. They look rather special even though I say it myself.
I have some of the ribbon, have used it but have kept some just to admire.............!!!!
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Elaine said...

Morning sue, a very beautiful card as always. I dont how you manage to keep coming up with so many ideas......cant wait to watch on Friday
Elaine x

auscrafts said...

yet another lovely card ,the colours work well together

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the ribbon.

Clare x

hazel said...

Morning Sue, lovely card really like the blue cardstock used and of course the ribbon xx hazel

hazel said...

Morning Sue, lovely card really like the blue cardstock used and of course the ribbon xx hazel

Celina Dee said...

Beautiful, truly stunning. As always you inspire me.
Celina - Waterford

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue, another great card love the colours and textures.
Sarah hyett

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I must get some of that ribbon
xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. The window die is fantastic.

michele said...

Thanks for this idea

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - the colour combo is a bit too vivid for me but I love the layout. And your 'out of the box' thinking amazes and inspires me every day. Spellbinders must thank their lucky stars to have you as demonstrator! Kathy x

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue, yet another great card for us, i love the die and your large bows are always stunning.Elaine H X

Joesgrandma said...

Lovely card. Colours really hit you. Wont be here until after 1st May Sue. Visiting relatives XXX

Cinders said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow, yet again another striking card and color combination. I'm waiting for this die to arrive so that I can start playing and Trying out some of the ideas you have given us.
Have a great day
Caz xxx

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Linda said...

Hi Sue, wish I had half of your creativity! the blue on this card is gorgeous, and the layout is perfect. Linda x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue

An inspiration for Monday. I'm off to craft today. Thanks

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Another "how did Sue even think of doing that?" card!! I need say no more.....

love from Jackie D

Jane said...

Ho this one is beautiful it looks so rich love the colours .

Jane xx

Cdteach said...

Another stunner Sue. Looking forward to Friday.

Jan

Cdteach said...

Yet another stunning card Sue.

Jan

Anonymous said...

Lovely - really striking colour.
Best wishes
Beverley W

frances joy said...

lovely card.. another fab bow! :)

AnnR said...

Morning Sue this is a lovely die. Are you on C&C anytime soon?

Anthea said...

wonderful card,I just love how you how us to think out of the box when using the dies. Yet again thank you for inspiration. xx

sheila stokes said...

A fabulous card Sue and the sentiment is lovely. Sheila x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful.

nesscraftyqueen said...

Unusual colour story but so lovely. I had never thought of putting those colours together. Well done Sue
Crafting hugs, Ness x

Dawn Louise said...

all of it is gorgeous. you're so creative and full of ideas. thanks again x

Sheila01 said...

Morning Sue,another stunning card as usual.would it be possible to add the finished size of each card at the end of your blog just to give us newbies some sort of what size we are working to..many thanks and keep up the good work.x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Well I need this die, have to save my pennies I'll never be rich when I need so much stuff.
Love the card Sue.
Lydia
X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Another stunner Sue

I am one of the unlucky ones, not got these dies .......... yet!!!!

Love the colour combo
Sue xxx

Karen said...

Wahat a simply elegant card, Delicious.xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I want these Dies every time you show a wonderful card that you have used them with.
LoveMarg

Felicie said...

Another stunning card Sue.I love the colours.
Felici

jane said...

Hi Sue
Yet again a lovely card .the colours are very rich
This die is a must have but with your cards all the dies are a must have.if you are on C&C on Friday my bank balance had better look out can,t wait

Jane L

Happy Crafter said...

Gorgeous card :)
Hugzz Val xx

Skybluepink said...

once again Sue a striking and very beautiful card x

Skybluepink said...

once again Sue a striking and very beautiful card x

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a fab card. So simple but wow with it. Love the colour. So rich the colour. Ribbon is great and missed getting them on C&C. Yes loving the heart felt designs. Well done sue another fantastic idea.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card just ordered
this die on Saturday can't wait for it to arrive to copy some of the stunning cards you have made
had a bother finding it as everywhere is sold out.
Nancyd x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Morning Sue
This is a lovely die.It has so many uses thx 4 ideas as always

lainey said...

that blue looks so yummy Sue fab card lainey x

Maggie said...

Another winner. Colour combination really interesting and the sentiments says it all. Thank you. xx

Mary at Doghouse said...

Wow yet another fab card. Like some of the rest of the bloggers can't wait for Friday just hope the bank balance can take the strain

sue said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card I really love it.
Lv Sue M xx

Cornish Emma said...

Just goes to show you can change the look of the dies by cutting bits of. Good idea. Love the ribbon.

evis said...

Morning Sue. I love the card. It shows how you can use all of the pieces when cutting out. The colours are great as well.

Oksana said...

Good morning! I just love the colours on this card, the blue s beautiful!x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue

A very beautiful card, love these dies.

Janet

Ann said...

Hi Sue

A Classic card love the colours you have chosen.

Hugs Annx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

A Classic card love the colours you have chosen.

Hugs Annx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another glorious card
great ideas

Joan said...

Hi Sue love this card I dont think you have done a card I'm not sure about yet. Loving the cards keep them coming hugs Joan xx

happy2craft said...

Morning Sue,
This is a beautiful card, the blue is one of my favs, and the ribbon is a perfect match, I love the layout with this die, your inspiration is endless, thank you for making your blog one of the things I look forward to each day, and, reading the comments from all the other great bloggers. Roll on Friday.
Best Wishes to you Sue, and the rest of the commenter's.
Happy2craft

Sonia Jones said...

Such a brilliant card. Soniax

Carol S. said...

Hi sue, I love the richness of this card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue

YO just bid and won on Heartfelt Creations Spellbinders Die ~ DECORATIVE OVAL WINDOW coming from usa again. Cant wait to play.
Best wishes
Nadine x hug

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Lynnus said...

love this card x

lestim said...

Good morning Sue, love card the blue is stunning. Best wishes, Lesley x

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue
One die and so many uses.The card is lovely and love the brighter blue with the taupe.

anneecan said...

Good Morning Sue. Am fairly new to using dies so I look forward to seeing each new card. Yet another lovely card today. Another die to add to my ever increasing 'wish list'. thanks anneecan You are so inspirational.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card Sue, I haven't got round to using this die yet, thanks for the inspiration! Love Jean x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue and fellow bloggers,
Such a dramatic card, love what you have done with the die showing us how versatile they are.The colours are striking and I love everything about this card.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs June x

salem said...

wow love color

nannapat said...

Thanks for sharing with us Sue - your card is stunning. I realy LOVE those big bows that you do! Pat x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a fab use of positive and negative cuts. love it. Super bow too. Zo xx

vanessa said...

Morning Sue, what a great card it would look lovely in any colour,
take care vanessa xx

Marlou McAlees said...

just love this die cut Sue :) TFS x

Ruthie said...

This card is just sumtuous. I love the colours and the centrepeice is really loverly. great job Sue

Rita said...

Wonderful card Sue. I just love that striped ribbon. The colours you have chosen are beautiful. Hugs Rita xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A wonderful card and such a versatile
use of these dies. Lovely colours as always and really love the beautiful bows you put on your cards. My list of spellbinders dies is getting longer each time I see one of your new creations.
Love Rizwana xx

Lelly Jelly said...

Love the taupe and blue - you're going a bit regal here, Sue! x

CraftyJo said...

Great card again, thanks for all the detail in the description - I'm sure I could follow along...if I had that die ;)

Toni said...

Stunning bold colours but would look good in many other options. Lovely die, so useful.
Toni xx

martine said...

hi sue what a stunning card i love the blue xxx
martine xxx

Sue B said...

Another stunning creation love the royal blue colour looks great.
sue b

lilygee said...

Beautiful colours and you've really used the die to its full potential Sue
love lilygee

rachel said...

gorgeous card Sue - that ribbon is simply the best! Hugs Rachel xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Just love that royal blue and the card is a beaut. My dvd recorder is set for Fri, are there gonna be any sneak previews before Fri Sue
Thank you
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Rosemarie said...

Good Morning Sue,

These colours are beautiful and the use of the die is great. I must pluck up my courage and try this one. I love the ribbon too.

Love Rosemarie xx

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
Strong colour combo which is very effective. Great use of the dies, it looks such a complicated design but you have given such a detail description of how it was made. Thank you. Anne x

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Such a vibrant blue, it lifts the heart! Love the design and use of the die.
Sonia x

gwen70 said...

Another winner Sue, looking forward to Friday

Pearl said...

Beautiful royal blue, love the ribbon also, great card!
Love Pearl x

Claveh said...

This card is just stunning Sue, the blue looks almost purple it is so rich!
Thanks again for all the ideas!

Gay New Malden said...

Sue.
One word. Beautiful

Love

Gayx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the ribbon.
Nikki x

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, oh dear my list of dies just gets longer instead of shorter but alas haven't got a bottomless pit LOL! Another fab card and I love the royal blue colour. What would we do without you? You are a very talented lady and give us such inspiration. Hugs Christine H x

Ita said...

Hi Sue another work of art and a card that can be used for any occasion
Smiles
Ita

Sandra said...

I adore those ribbons, I have them but don't want to use them! Another fabulous card Sue, were do you get all of your ideas from.
Now I have a cheeky request...
Earlier this month I went to the fab show a Ally Pally and during the day I met (or kept bumping into) a lovely lady who also follows Sue's blog, I would love to get in touch with her,no idea of her name but you were on a scooter and we met again in the car park after the show! Would love to keep in touch.
Huge crafty hugs,
Sandra xx

yorkshiresue said...

Beautiful card yet again
Hugs
Sue XXX

Barney Bear said...

Ooooooh must be one of my favorites! I couldnt possibly choose between all your cards, they are all so stunning! Well done Sue.
Barney Bear hugs!

Christine said...

Beautiful, and just the sort of card to impress, and cause the recipient to wonder how it was done!
Thank you, Sue
x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card

Ecco of Sheffield said...

I look forward every day to see the daily card - I have only had my
grand caliber for a couple of months but use it every day - I can say I am well and truely hooked on all ways of using the dies and embossing folders.
Thank you Sue for your daily dose of crafting .

CathyinMN said...

Love the color combination on this card -- the blue is so bright and bold. Wonderful elements in this card to make it another winner.

alimecca said...

I really love the colours on this card - so rich & regal.

Margaret said...

Really beautiful and even better I have just received my order containing this Heartfelt die! The colours are super and refreshing.

guffie said...

Wow Sue what a lovely card such rich colours and i love the pins that you have used to give it a touch of sparkle.
So gutted i'm going to miss you on friday but will have to watch the catch up shows later on in the day, but have got to take my puppy dog to the vet for her opp, she has to come first.
anyway thanks for all the lovely inspiration that you give me
thanks Gail

Wendy L said...

Gosh your cards are stunning. I will definately be looking in each day to see what you have created. xxxx Wendy L

jayne denver said...

hi sue
oh well done love it
this is interesting mind is off and racing looking forward to friday just booked the day off that reminds me will have to phone bank manager lol
take care
jayne

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,

I have this die and I just love it, you've put it to good use here!

Joan B.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,

I have this die and I just love it, you've put it to good use here!

Joan B.

Craftychris said...

Just gorgeous! xx

Vie Carter said...

this is a stunning card, I love this die - not got it yet, but on my wish list

Yesterday made lovely cards with my new 'crosses dies'

Vie
x

Planetsusie said...

I like the way the negative of this die has been used as well as the positive. It looks really nice with the background being embossed around it. Nice one Sue.

Hugs Sue Pass x

Jennynurse said...

Hi Sue....what a beautiful card. I really like the colour and the ribbon is perfect.
All in all a real "stunner".

mags said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the dies and the bold bright colours. Would look good in other colour combos too. Love the ribbon.
Mags
x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Love this one...The blue is fabulous to and I like the sentiment too.
Carol x

connorsnan said...

Another beautiful card Sue all your creations are outstanding I dont know where you get all your card ribbon ect from but they are amazing xx

Buttons said...

Love the fact that you use every bit of your die cuts and in unusual ways too. Beautiful card Sue.
I am waiting for feedback from the TCBOTB team - they are currently 'on the case' trying to track down another solution to the blogger problem. Will keep you updated.
Hugs, Buttons x

May said...

Stunning card Sue, love the deep colour blue...Fabby dies, Hugs May x x x

jane stillman said...

Hi Sue, hope you are well. I have to be honest, the blue doesn't do anything for me. When I opened the email, that was all I could see (sorry!), but ......... I love what you have done with the die, so clever. Take care - Jane x

Penny said...

Yet another stunning beautiful card always so perfect, Love the ribbon you always use, wish I knew were to get in the UK, it really sets of your beautiful card. Your very talented.

snapdragon25 said...

Hi Sue, Love this ornate oval die looks so useful. Not sure about the strong blue might have been nice navy/taupe or the good old faithful black. Lovely card though. Love. Hilary x

Adie said...

This is so lovely I am going to try it with the dies I have
hugs adie

trish said...

Unusual colorway.Can't wait for Fri!!!

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I would never have thought of putting taupe with royal blue but this really looks good. Here's another die I need to get a hold of! LOL Love this ribbon as well ;0)

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What a stunning card!! I don't have that die, but I love what you've done with it!!

Inagh said...

Hi Sue You have done it again, a really beautiful card
Regards
Inagh X

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely card and that ribbon is divine! Thanks for sharing with us other ways to use the dies that I, for one, would not think of doing. Christine

Su said...

This card would be lovely in any colourway and,indeed, very useful for many different events!

Soop (Su) x

craftylisa said...

another stunner sue and i love the die it is so versitile
hugs lisa x

Marie said...

Such a clever use! I want this die.

Marie Fix

Lucy said...

What a beautiful effect you got using the dies that way. Can I just say I LOVE THAT RIBBON????

Ladock girl said...

Love the use of those dies Sue, I don't know how you think of all the different ways to use them. love Linda

Vicki Sharkey said...

I love the way you have used both bits from your die - cutting - no waste. can't wait for my die to come. Decided to order it as you use it so often in lots of different ways.
When are you next on C&C, need to start saving the pennies!
Vicki :)

Beverley said...

Hi Sue,
yet another unique and wonderul creation, the spellbinder dies just take card making to another level, keep the lovely cards coming
beverley

Gemma said...

love this card sue, i lost my grandmother this morning so am pretty low, and it was as if that card was made for me x

Vanessa said...

yet another gorgeous card, don't know how you keep coming up with the ideas
Vanessa

Kathy Baker said...

Hi Sue, I love this card especially in the lovely blue card you have used, i'm really pleased you made this card as i brought the oval window die so you have given me great ideas thankyou. I see you are doing POTW on friday, can't wait to see what you have and will be setting sky to record

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
lovely card in navy blue loving the ribbon too! Great use of theis fab die wll be recording POTW

Maggie H

sheila said...

Beautiful, inspirational card. Like how you see all the different ways to use these dies.

jucrook said...

Another lovely card, the colours are stunning and so is the ribbon. Can't wait for POTW on Friday -are you giving us a sneaky peek?

Angela L said...

I love the different ways you use the dies and this care is beautiful XX

Linda said...

Good Evening Sue, I hope you have had a good crafty day. I am loving these 2 colours together and using the positive and negative of the window die is a great idea. Another fabulous creation.

Hugs
Linda xxx

crafty lady said...

Evening Sue, lovely card, like this die and love the verse. Hugs Fiona P xxx

nikkib said...

Lovely card Sue, love the colours... looking forward to this weeks POTW can't wait..... x

angiec said...

wow love the colours and layout of this one superb

Lara B said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!
Beautiful shade of blue, and the taupe, just divine!!
The card is a masterpiece!

Lara x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, unusual colours, would not have put them together but it works.

Helen O said...

Love the taupe and the blue is striking, lovely sentiment and very creative use of dies, another excellent card Sue, thank you Helen O xxx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, I do like the colour combination and that bow is fab! Lovely sentiment too.
Have bought a new pack of blank DVD's so I'm all ready for the shows on Friday. Looking forward to them very much, Sue x

Victoria said...

Better late than never! So glad that I popped by to see this stunning card!

SUZYD said...

GORGEOUS CARD,LOVE THE COLOURS.SUZYD X

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours here so much. Royal blue is another of my top favourite colours beside Teal, red, soft pink. The taupe really sets it off. It's is a colour I have never used with royal before but will definitely be looking at differently from now on.
I am still not sure about this die, I like it then I don't. So daft, and I am not sure if it's because it's quite a heavy swirl or it just the overall shape. Who knows!
Best wishes Linda

Vick McClean said...

Oh i love this Sue, i love the way you look at dies, differently, please don't stop posting your masterpieces, they really are a fantastic source of inspiration,
Hugs, Vick

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Vick McClean said...

Ooh i also see you're doing a Spellbinder pick of the Week again starting this Friay on C&C i cannot wait now, lol, might invest in these sets even though i havent seen them yet, cause i missed out a few weeks ago! Vick xxxx

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Divinity said...

awesome!! love your hugs bow!!! very striking! :)

baconbits said...

hi sue

Love this card the colours are fab.
Looking forward to the POTW on friday.
thanks for all the inspiration
Hugs
Amanda x

baconbits said...

hi sue

Love this card the colours are fab.
Looking forward to the POTW on friday.
thanks for all the inspiration
Hugs
Amanda x

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue I love the colour combination on this card, your colourways always work for me.

Victoria said...

Bold and beautiful!

Shazza said...

so pretty, love the colours x