Thursday, 31 May 2012

Black And Gold Best Wishes

Hi guys,  a Labels 24 modified buckle card for today.  I think this label shape really surprised a lot of people.  At first glance it is rather plain.  I have to admit that I thought that too.  However, once you start playing with this die shape, you will find that it is a very useful shape.  Here, I have cut two frames and used them woven together.  I stamped my sentiment on milk coloured card and embossed it before sliding it through my label shapes.  I used a faux letterpress technique and inked my embossing folder with clear perfect medium.  I inserted my card into the folder and transferred the ink to the card when I ran it through the Grand Calibur.  I used clear embossing powder to accent the embossing.  I mounted my focal element on to a background of three decorative papers cut into strips with a fork on one end.  I have used these papers on numerous occasions and I always get emails about them.  I purchased these while in the States and they are from Hobby Lobby (I think it is their store label called Paper Studio).  It is nice though that the pattern is quite small which is nice for card makers.  I added a messy bow of black vintage ribbon and topped it with a fancy bow and a couple of stick pins.  I finished off the card with Cosmic Shimmer black PVA glue dots as an accent.  All for now, Sue x

150 comments:

Pam said...

This is a very elegant card and very suitable for ladies who do not like the "frillies" but would also be good for male cards. Love the bow, Sue

debs said...

Morning Sue I will have to keep this short as I've got a stomach bug this is a lovely card that could be for both men or ladies card like the colours you have used.

Debs xx

Debby Berry said...

This is lovely. I love Hobby Lobby as well. I need a card for a retirement for a guy, this is perfect. Thanks my dear. I like Michaels and JoAnn Fabric have some nice things, but Hobby Lobby is my favorite. Cheers

auscrafts said...

another lovely card Sue ,love the way you've used the patterned papers

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue once again you come up with the goods. I like the way you intermingle the labels dies. Gret card.

Wilma

Rufus said...

You've done it again! love the way you've woven the 2 frames together. This could work for both guys and gals, always handy.
R/

jayne denver said...

Hi debs I hope your feeling better soon lots of bugs about take care
Jayne

jayne denver said...

Hi sue love this card it could easily be a male card
Thanks take care
Jayne

Jan.moogie said...

Now this is different Sue, love the colours.x

baconbits said...

Morning, A very elegant and stylish card today. Love the colours. A very useful style that can be used for both men and ladies.

TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Karen said...

This is lovely and great for men or women, simple and elegant. Love the papers too

mags said...

Another super card Sue. Love the dies interlocking and gorgeous colour combo.
Mags
x

joy said...

Hi Sue love this card dies and the papers colours go great together.

Deb i hope you feel better soon .
joyce.e

sued99 said...

I think this would work well for men too - without the bow though!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
well back to one of your fav colour combos. Well it certainly works for me. It's a lovely design and those papers are fabbbb. The labels 24 is very handy when you layer them up they can look like a grand label.
Hope you are feeling better soon Debs. Have a great crafty day every one.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jane in Spain said...

Lovely card with some great ideas in - thanks Sue! Particularly like the strips that look like hanging banners.

franzesjoi said...

oooh another stunning card!!! love the interlocking style.. :)

...take care always, sue!

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, I love looking at your blog site before I go to work. Once at work I take my Ipad to my friend and show her the card of the day. We both think your cards are stunning. Sally

Carole Z said...

Lovely card Sue...I agree, also have Labels 24 and use it time and time again and love to interweave it, Carole Z X

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
Spellbinders are so versatile aren't they. The black and gold combine combination gives the card a very sophisticated boutique look.
Love and light.
Suz x

Janice K said...

Love the idea of interlocking the dies-must try to remember that one! Thanks Sue!

BridgetCG said...

This is a really lovely card Sue, I don't have many of the label dies, but am really going to start trying with those I do have. Thanks for another superb example. Bx

Ria said...

Hi Sue
This is a great card. I do not have this die set but that may have to change as I love what you do with them.
Ria

Rosemarie fr.Chester said...

LOVE the paper - shall try to get something like that over here in the UK. And I shall try to use some of my dies to make frames (rather than labels) and interlock - you've sold that idea to me with your repeated beautiful cards.

Felicie said...

This card is so stunning Sue.Ilove it.
Felicie

shampylou30 said...

morning sue love how you use these label dies card is gorgeous sue xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very elegant. Love the banner shapes.

marg said...

Morning Sue
I love the background papers..and I think I neeeed Labels 24. Lovely card
Love Marg

lestim said...

Hi Sue, this is a card for the thinking woman, they think "How'd she do that", very clever design is how. Love it! Best wishes Lexley x

Linda said...

Hi Sue, I love the way you intertwine the die cuts, so effective. Linda xx

nattyboots said...

Fab man card Sue and i just love the papers,Elaine H X

PS hope you get well soon Debs i hate tummy bugs.xx

Heather said...

Hi Sue you are such a talented lady and always come up trumps with your ideas. I wish there was a Hobby Lobby over here (but there again maybe not because I spend enough as it is) lol. When I first had my Spellbinder Label dies I used them as labels but since following you I experiment so much more and have had so much fun so thank you for the ideas
Hugs x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
I wish I could come up with some of
the ideas you have you never cease to
amaze us, a great card as nattyboots said
agreat man card.
Nancyd x

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
I also love these label dies they are very versatile.
Love today's card super papers.
Have a great day

Hope you are better soon Debs.
Lydia
X

evis said...

Hi Sue.

Like the card although the colours are not for me.

Evis

Joesgrandma said...

Stunning! A lovely card and a great use of nesties! Colours great. A very eyecatching card Sue XXX

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue, ive tried this technique with some other labels and it turned out well. great use of dies xx hazel

Victoria said...

What a stunning card again Sue! The buckle idea is always fantastic, and again I love the 3 panels in the background.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the design.

Clare x

Dawny T said...

Hi Sue

Again another fab card. The colours have a very rich and sophisicated look. This one is ideal for those men in our lives, especially for Fathers Day coming up on the 17th June.

nesscraftyqueen said...

Oh this is very pretty Sue and perfect for special anniversaries. You have chosen a lovely colour scheme for this card as well. Well done and rafting hugs, Ness x

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. This is a lovely card for male or female. Love the different patterned papers.
have my left arm in a sling so one finger typing from today for a while.

kimberley said...

Really enjoyed this one sue.love the black and gold -iy would work for either of the sexes. Have similar papers so i am going to give it a go and the next time i am in the states i will go look fo hobby lobby.
take care x

Celina Dee said...

Morning Sue,
Fantastic card great use of the dies. Is it possible for the other similar dies to be used that way? This card is so versatile and can be used for lots of different occasions.
Love the colours and the embossing folders you used.
Waterford

Victoria said...

I do love it when you weave together die cuts. Beautiful. I love the triptych background too and the striking colours.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card love the papers you have used, black and gold always works. LOVE IT.
Best wishes Bren

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
This has given me a great idea for a 'man card' that I have to do. Just needed a little inspiration.
Thanks Chris X

Anthea said...

Great card as usual. good one for the men. Wish we had Michaels and hobby lobby over here. My husband is off to the states in a couple of weeks on business and im giving him a shopping list :) Hugs xx

jacqui said...

Very elegant, and special card.

Granny Ado said...

Retirement....needed an idea. Wonderful card

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue
Yet again another lovely card, I like the background panels cut like that, more nice papers, just a really nice classic, elegant card.
Have a good day everyone
Happy2craft

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Loved the card today, I will try the three banner technique on some cards, i like the effect

angiec said...

amasing what you can do with a plain die, yet another well made beautiful card

Ladock girl said...

Love this card it reminds me of a belt and buckle and the background is great will definately be using that idea. Thanks Sue love Linda xxx

hotpotato said...

Hi Sue, when are you back on our screens on C&C?

Lin W said...

lovely card sue,really elegant
xx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Love your three banner background. Have tried your buckle technique. Great for men's cards especially.
Erica.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card I will have to give interlocking label dies ago, thank you for all the inspiration.
Tina x x

Linda said...

So elegant and chic Sue! Loving the layout and the frames are stunning with another fabulous bow.


Hugs
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
lovely card, a card that could be used for either Male or Female. Love that you are getting us/me to look at our dies differently, & find other ways to use them.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this one. Black and gold go so well as this stunner proves. Hugs, Carol S.xx

martine said...

hi sue what an elegant card , i love the colours xxx
i had a great long weekend my husband took me to london and a show and seen all the sights and buckingham palace that was crazy as their getting ready for the jubliee but it was good lol xxx
martine xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I am loving todays card. I agree those labels 24 look plain but when they are used they always look so stunning, thats another one on my list. Love how you have used the papers at the back too.

Sue xx

jordiegirl said...

Morning Sue

Another lovely card. I really must try interlocking some of my labels dies too - it looks very effective.

guffie said...

i really like this card, i love all those colours together, i just think they blend so well xx gail

Christine said...

A lovely, very useful card for all sorts of people and occasions.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I too love these dies, I have used the interlocking method several times and it is very effective, you really do not need too much more on a card to make it look great

Love Rosemarie xx

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue I wish I could come up with as many clever cards as you do, this is another one that could be used for a lot of different occasions, and I love your technique of interlocking the dies, thanks to you I have started using mine in that way now, but would never have thought of it until you showed us.

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue I wish I could come up with as many clever cards as you do, this is another one that could be used for a lot of different occasions, and I love your technique of interlocking the dies, thanks to you I have started using mine in that way now, but would never have thought of it until you showed us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. Classic but with a twist. I think interweaving always adds a little something to a card vs. using the shape you wanted straight off. Debs, I hope you are feeling better soon. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Maryann said...

Such a great card here again Sue. I love the way you´ve used the dies, it looks so great. And the colors are really nice too and really great for both sexes.

mell said...

Stunning sue xxx with a bit of red and the right quote this would adapt to a stylish Christmas card

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card sue

Redanne said...

Plain! That word and you just do not go together.....the card is beautiful, a little different, but lovely all the same. Great bow too.

Shahab said...

OMG Sue these are my favourite Colours Black and Gold fit for a Golden Jubilee....Once again your card is stunning, love the Bow.
The patterned paper is lovely too!
Thank you for cheering up my Thursday
Hugs
Shahab x

Leanne said...

Fabulous as always.

Lacelady said...

I don't have that labels die, but I think at least two I have would make something similar - you are so inventive with these dies. This one is ideal for both guys and gals.

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, I am a big fan of the woven label/buckle design so this one just sings to me and works well for both male and female. Everything about this card is fantastic. Have labels 24 so off and running. Hope you and your Mum enjoy the day, hugs Christine H x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

i have these labels 24 on my list which just keeps getting longer very stylish card

Wendy L said...

A very clever way of using the dies, it looks great. xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card for today. I think it is a great idea to make frames from spellbinders label dies and weave them together. I will definately give this a go. Love the layout of the card. The papers are gorgeous and so are the colours. As always a beautiful card. Love the bow too!! With love Tres x x x

dutchess said...

I love the letterpress background Sue have just started to get the M bossabilities so I shall have a go with the embossing ink! oh to be able to go to hobby lobby again...take care Margaret MP

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a fab card. Like the papers on the flags at the back . Good way to use those bits up. Nice colours you have put together. Just learnt u can do the flag ends with a square punch. That's handy. As i never but them straight. Yes another 10 out of 10 card. Smashing.
I have to send u an email when i have caught up with all the scanning i have to do, I made some thing out of the damask dies.hehe wait and see.
all the best
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzilllingworth@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Very Posh!!! Mabex

Cornish Emma said...

Stunning, the woven frame makes the labels look totally different. Love the black and gold. Emma

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, A really stylish card, black and gold are so elegant. Thanks for sharing the embossing tip, the background is gorgeous, the woven look is so effective. have a lovely day with your Mum.
Hope you are feelimg better Debs.
Hugs June xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, very suitable for a man. Simple and elegant
Margaret L.

Planetsusie said...

This is so glamorous! The colours are brilliant together and I love those papers - wish we could get them on C&C!!! I must have a go at using the faux letterpress technique. My list of techs to try is getting longer and longer. You are really making me think of new things to try!!!!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue, this is a card with real class and elegance without being too frilly, super.
Margaret

Helen O said...

Black and gold tones are so elegant, love the paper, I love the giant buckle effect, I never would have thought of doing that, I know what you mean about the labels, I thought hmmm I dont think much to them, they're a bit boring! How wrong was I, tfs Helen O xxx

Becci said...

Beautiful! :) xxx

Ruthie said...

The papers are amazing they look like damask fabric. Altogether a great card.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
My fav colours Black n Gold and the background papers are lush as is the card
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xoxox

gwen70 said...

Not sure about this one Sue, love the colours.I think it is suitable for people who don't like frills, but I do prefer something more feminine

May said...

Simply Gorgeous...love the colours & design.. Hugs May x x x

CraftyJo said...

Very nice!

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card, it's very elegant and would be perfect for a gentleman.
Best wishes
Caz xxx

Sandybee said...

Another good idea for a different use of dies.

xxx Sandra

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, I like this card and without the bow it would make a good mans card, (always difficult to make I find) another versatile creation. thanks.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card I love labels 24 and what a cute way of using it
Hugs Annx

Su said...

Great idea and a very generic card - love the idea of intertwining the shapes to make a completely different look!

Fab background too!

Su (Soop) x

bhavana said...

Very very stylish. Love the colour, love the card. Thanks for sharing!

elkeartsandcrafts said...

I like this, Sue. Attractive card with good colours. Nice black bow. Could be used for many occasions.

Elaine J

Nikbee said...

A lovely card. The frames look great.
Nikki x

FrannieD said...

I really like the way this allows you to use lovely papers from your stash as well as incorporate the dies. I shall shamelessly be using this for inspiration when I get home!
Thanks Sue for keeping us inspired.
Fx

Dianne said...

Lovely card Sue - can see lots of uses for this design. Thank you for sharing.

Kind regards
Dianne xx

sue said...

Hi Sue,
Well I like this, it would be a good card to send to a man. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Sue M xx

Claveh said...

Lovely card Sue, as always. Thanks.xxx

Gloria J said...

I love the alternate uses of the Spellbinder dies that extend the die's function.

CathyinMN said...

Very nice card. As others have commented, this is a very versatile card and suitable for both genders. Love the papers you used.

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
How sophisicated is this card?In my opinion it could be used for many different occassions.
Carol x

hollyberry said...

This card is very elegant and could be used for all occasions and both for male or female.Very versatile and gorgeous as always.

adrymrry said...

A beautiful card that can be used for many occasions. The way you use the Label Dies has got me thinking about using Dies that i wouldn't ordinarily go for due to the difference in the shapes. Thanks again for sharing and for the inspiration, x.
Audrey

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love the banner feature, a great unisex card. Best wishes Edwina

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue

Love the look of this card. I like the colours and your paper (forked) shapes look almost like heraldic banners. The pattern size on your papers are indeed most suitable fofr card making.
Hope both you and your Mom are enjoying good health.

have a reat day
Lara xxx

Barbara said...

Would love to visit the USA and go round all the craft stores. Keep hoping I will get there for my birthday next year!
We have had two days of rain here in Scotland but it is starting to brighten up again. We have all really missed you on C&C and looking forward to your next shows. Hope you are fully recovered and have had a great rest.

Buttons said...

Beautiful. Love the faux letterpress background and the way you have combined the labels. Hugs Buttons x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

The forked idea looks good on this card but I can imagine using it alot on mens cards as well.
Best wishes
Beverley W

ang said...

great card love the labels woven together

Missmizog said...

Love this card. Papers are beautiful.
Sue

Shazza said...

fabulous colour combo x

Sue said...

elegant card I love this Sue xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a lovely card.

sheila said...

Beautiful, rich opulent card

sheila said...

Beautiful, rich opulent card

Lucy said...

The two dies woven together with the sentiment also woven in is perfect on the glorious background. The papers are gorgeous. Beautiful color combo all around.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, This is a very smart card, I love it. Have got the dies too, so will enjoy trying it. Thank you very much,
Sue x

jane gray said...

love this card. very elegant may have to give a buckle card a go.

Take care
jane:-)x

Craftychris said...

Stunning! xx

nannapat said...

Fabulous card Sue, very elegant. Pat x

Phil D said...

another great card Sue - I love small patterned papers - your weaving and combination of colour / patterns / paper are top notch
Phil D

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Very elegant. I love labels 24 but i don't own it yet unfortunately!
Good job here.
Joan B.

hazel said...

Good evening Sue
Missed a few of your post as my PC has been playing up.Love this card very Elegant.Love the layout and colours would suit men and woman..Hope you are much better now Sue.Take care Hazelxx

Craftycat said...

I love this layout and with a change in papers / colours can be adapted for any occasion. Thanks! x

Sonia said...

Really elegant card Sue!
Hugs,
Sonia

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous and elegant card.
Hugs Rizwana xx

SUZYD said...

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CARD,LOVE THE LAYOUT.SUZYD X

Mena Ireland(Galway) said...

beautiful elegant card sue,you are a great inspiration to us crafters.Thanks for sharing.
Take care god bless.xxx

bluecurlygirl said...

So elegant Sue. A real stunner. I love checking out your blog. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful tips.

Emily H said...

Very elegant! Love it!

Jane said...

Quite affective haven't got this die, love the colour combo.

Jane xx

AnneRD said...

Love the way you have interlocked the dies. Anne x

Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue
Such an elegant card your head must be full of such wonderful ideas I would love to peep inside LOL.

lynda said...

Another stunning card Sue love the way the you've woven the two frame's together and the use of the patterned paper's work's so well thank you Lynda x

Vie Carter said...

An elegant and lovely card


Vie
x

john said...

hi sue
i love the black and gold theme on this card and the black pearl dots are fab
debbie xx

magpie said...

Stunning card in black & gold Sue. Love how you entwine the die frames, it makes it so effective. The papers are sooo beautiful making the card look very classy along with all the embellishments added. Thank you for mentioning where you get the papers from. Hope they deliver over here! x Love Karen xx

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
another stunning card. I really love the colours you have used here, so dramatic and the faux letterpress technique has worked a treat adding a wonderful texture and depth.
If I may be allowed dear friend, the only teenie, tiny, nickpicking thing I would change is the position of the sentiment. For me it would be nicer inside the frames with the tail of the faux ribbon being left plain.
I don't know, I don't come by for days and then I start by offering up a criticism.... oh shoot me now, I don't deserve a comment ....LOL!!
Big hugs Linda x

sue said...

Yet another gorgeous card. Were do you get your inspiration and ideas from?
Hugs Suzanne x