Saturday, 26 May 2012

Black And White Easel Card

Hi guys!  I have an easel card for you today and it is one of those cards that I really wish you could see in person!  It is very tactile with loads of micro beads and embossing and layers.  I'll do my best to explain it to you so hopefully that will help.  I started with the Carnival Dreams die and used a piece of black glitter card with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet attached to the back of it and cut my shape.  Once cut, I peeled off the backing paper and adhered the clear micro beads to the back of the glitter card.  Then I did the folding and tucking of the cut parts of the die.  I used one of the smaller dies in the opposite direction so that the glitter card became the back of it this time.  I glued it to the centre of the larger piece for a contrast and added a pearl in the middle.  I cut a small piece of white card and embossed it with the Paisley embossibility.  I used this piece to attach my cut, fold, tuck focal piece to and then on to the front fold of my easel card.  I added a white Moroccan border and faux stitched around the edge to complete the top portion of the easel card.  On the bottom, I cut a piece of white card and added a sticky adhesive sheet to it.  I cut two Moroccan borders out of black card and placed them on the sticky white card facing each other.  I dipped the entire piece in the micro beads to fill in the remaining areas.  I taped this piece to the bottom of my easel card. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Moroccan accent piece and inked it with Black soot distress ink..  Then I cut one more of the Moroccan accent pieces in black.  I crossed them linking the arms top and bottom and added it to my card with mounting foam to use as the base stopper piece.  There are a few close up pics below. 


I hope you are having a nice weekend wherever you are!  I am feeling so much better now too and want to thank everyone for their well wishes!  All for now, Sue x

153 comments:

Jan said...

Morning Sue, this is really stunning, love the back and white and the interlacing. Happy crafting!

Pam said...

This is a very striking card in the black and white. I like these dies very much, although I am not a fan of the easel card, however you make any card look good. I am glad you are feeling so much better Sue.

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue! So different to see you make an Easel card and I love it...very striking design, I just want to spin the wheel! I love easels, they always stand out on display. We had our ladies make one at our card class this week and they loved it! Happy weekend - it's very hot over here in the UK:) Carole Z X

auscrafts said...

good to hear your feeling better Sue ,this card is gorgeous ,very striking colours

Rufus said...

Eeep...gulp...those are about the only sounds I could get out for a bit, then I could manage holy Toledo! Gorgeous, just gorgeous. Not sure I remember you making an easel card, at least not recently. So glad to hear that you are feeling better. Hope that you have a nice Memorial Day weekend.
R/

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue black and white is a great combination, this card really stands out and being an easel is different for you.

Glad to hear you are feeling better hope you will be 100 per cent soon.

Wilma

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card. Your inspiration is inspirational. xxx

sues craft magic said...

Stunning card Sue as always ....Hugs Sue xx

jordiegirl said...

Morning Sue - I'm not usually in the first 10 to comment as I don't rise this early on Saturdays but I was woken at 5.15 by a cackling magpie and couldn't get to sleep again so got up and loaded the washing machine and took a look on here to see if your new post was up.

What can I say about this card? As soon as I saw it I thought stunning. The black and white is fantastic and the design as usual very effective. I think I will have to do something similar with the dies I have.

Thanks for the inspiration and good to hear you are feeling much better.

jordiegirl said...

Forgot to say that black and white is of course my team colours - Newcastle United - and their nickname appropriately is The Magpies!!!!

Another reason for having a go at this easel card - I don't make many easel cards to be honest - but I love this one.

shampylou30 said...

morning sue stunning easel card love black and white cards they are so elegant sue xxx

Jane in Spain said...

I have been dithering about the cut and fold dies, but having seen this card, another set to add to my wish list! Lovely card - thanks.

Chris said...

HI Sue,

Another great card,I tend to forget to do easel cards, but it's nice to be prompted to do something a bit different for a change.
Love Chris X

TracyLou said...

Morning All, Lots of great ideas Sue, gets my little brain thinking - thank you. Makes me want to go to the Fair. Love Tracy x x

Jane said...

This one reminds me of the fairground and the big wheel, Love the black and white always a favourite of mine, so glad you are on the mend , hope to see you on our screens soon.

Jane xx

zerena said...

Morning, nice to see an easel card, dont think I have seen you do one of these before. All the best Zerena

Oksana said...

Lovely easel card Sue and nice colour combo! Those moroccan dies are so pretty!x

Joesgrandma said...

Monochrome Magic! Very eye catching. Just love this one! Thanks Sue!

angiec said...

ooo i like that it almost looks like it will spin

Sandra F said...

It's stunning Sue. Love black and white.

May said...

Such a fab card the black & white is so striking... love the design! glad to hear you are feeling much better.. Hugs May x x x

Kate's Cards said...

Very striking!

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - well, that was a surprise. Don't think I've seen you do an easel card. It's brilliant, very striking and I'll definitely be stealing your idea.. again!! TY Kathy x

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Firstly I'm so glad that you are feeling better.
The card is stunning I love black and white its so elegant. Not got any tuck and fold dies will have to go onto the never ending wish list.
Have a great weekend.
Lydia
X

Moni said...

Beautiful card, fab colour combo. Hugs,moni

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue i just love black and white, always looks so fresh,never done an easel card myself as i thought they looked rather difficult, so thanks for this.xx

Karen said...

Fantastic card, very striking. Not doing so much crafting this week, trying to make the best of our great weather while it lasts

Julia Watts said...

This card is so lovely 'in the flesh'. The micro beads really sparkle. Just stunning. Love, Julia xxx

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I am a great fan of the easel card, they display so nicely, this is one I shall definatly be making this one. I'm waiting for a centre stepper from you now, you never know. Best wishes, from a very warm UK. Lesley x

hazel said...

Morning Sue stunning card love the looks of these dies, there on my wish list. Loving the colourway used. xx hazel

Carolyn B said...

I love black and white cards, and the glitter really makes it 'pop' Glad to hear that you are feeling better.
Take care
Carolyn B

kimberley said...

So unusual to see you do an easel card sue but very much appreciated. It is one of my favourite form of card. Glad to hear you are feeling better and hope you will now be able to have some quality time with your mum before you head back to our shores but please don't leave it too long.Selfishly we all miss you from our screens when there is a spellbinder show on c&c
take care x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Unusual for you to make an easel card but these dies cry out for it I think. Love the black and white together. So pleased to hear that you are feeling much better hope you can now enjoy being with your mum. Love Jean x

Missmizog said...

Such a different style of card for you. I love it you give us so much versatility.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Love black and white cards this looks like it took a lot of time to make. I think I'll just keep looking at it in awe and saying AWWWH!! Mabex

Linda said...

Hi Sue, if this card reflects your mood then Wow, you are feeling better, its gorgeous. Linda x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Love Love this card - black and white = you cannot go wrong.
Janet x

Clare said...

Great card, love the black and white.

Clare x

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous work here.I love the black and whitye together, it looks so elegant.

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a striking card and as the other's have said differant for you.glad you are feeling better and keep up the good work.
Marion

Marie-Louise said...

A really lovely and most unusual card.

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue,
To answer the sentiment on the card - you are missed lots too!
I'm guessing Kimberley (above) has been watching the Spellbinders show with Julia and Dean C & C have just shown a repeat of. Great show, but has made us think of you and wonder how you are - so it's wonderful to read you are feeling better at last.
Sun shining, Sue better. Brilliant!
Hope everyone has a great weekend,
Sue x

joy said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card for a lovely day .
So smart clean and fresh love.it.
joyce.e

Sonia Jones said...

Just beautiful. I love the effect of black and white. So glad to hear your feeling better though. Looking forward to seeeing you back on our screen. Soniax

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue

Glad to hear you are feeling lots better! Hope you enjoy the weekend and are having the beautiful weather we are fortunate to have here in Belfast.

Love the monochromatic look to your card, it brings to life the fab dies and the easel card just showcases the the cut & fold die a treat!! Gorgeous!!!

Lara xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
So pleased you are feeling better.
Another georgeous card. Thanks for all your inspiring ideas. have a lovely day , Bren

debs said...

Morning Sue What a stunning card I adore black and white card Im now going to have ago at this one as ive got a card stall in 2 weeks to day.

Take Care Sue.

Debs xx

Victoria said...

I've also had great fun with the microbeads following your lead! This is a very striking card. Glad you're feeling better Sue. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, it's so unusual for you to post a 3D folded card. I love it. Thanks for the close-up shots they really show off the microbeads. With Love & Light Theresa. H

nannapat said...

So pleased you're feeling better now Sue. Stunning card, so effective. Pat x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue, So glad that you are feeling better - soon to be 100% i hope.

This is such a striking card,the monochromatic scheme is really doing it for me today jsut so elegant and classy (just like its creator) - the wheel is just sitting there waiting to be spun.


TFS
Hugs Amanda x

BridgetCG said...

Fab card Sue, am saving money to order the fold and tuck dies. My favourite colour combo too. Have a great weekend all. Bx

Debby Berry said...

I love the cut fold and tuck dies very clever. As always a wonderful way to start my day with a little inspiration from you. Thanks Sue. Xxx

Granny Ado said...

Black & White ......so chic.

mell said...

Wow ill be trying this card! Love black easily changed with using different colours xxx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Glad you are feeling a lot better - I think the sunshine helps....

This is a really striking card and just cries out to have the wheel spinning!!

love from Jackie D

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
So happy to read you are feeling alot better, great close up shots on todays card, the detail is brilliant, a very striking card, love the micro beads and glitter card together. Black and white stunning combo as ever. It is great looking on your blog, so much variety, great inspiration for us, keep them coming Sue.
Lots of Hugs
Happy2craft

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love your card (& I so DON"T do black) lol, love that it's such a tactile card, makes it a lot more interesting.
So pleased that you are feeling so much better.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Elaine said...

Morning sue. Love this card, one of my favourite colourways. Glad you are feeling better. Take care
Elaine x

Margaret said...

Wow fantastic what else can one say except love it.
Margaret

Mary at Doghouse said...

Hi Sue

What a striking card. Don't usually go for black and white but wow this cards sings. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Take it easy and enjoy some time with your mom.

Dawny T said...

Glad your feeling better now and hopefully very soon be back on our screens at C & c.
Now for the card ,what can I say but WOW WOW WOW. If there ever was a striking card this one is it. The wish list has just got bigger, oh well will just have to win the 14 million on the lottery tonight!! and make all my die buying dreams come true.

Anthea said...

Beautiful card Sue, really stunning. So glad to hear you are feeling better. Have a good weekend. Hugs xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
Just beautiful love the black and white.
Glad you are feeling better.
Janet

Lucy said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. It must have been more than jet lag to keep you out of sorts for so long. I'm seeing lots of easel cards and really like them. This one is stunning! Thanks for the closeups to see the full effect, especially of the micro beads. This card reminds me of ferris wheels. I want to get on and go for a spin.

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a striking card. Makes me want to get some micro beads and play. Take care.
Love and light.
Suz x

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, what an absolutely fabulous card, love it. Lol Lynne M

Phil D said...

Hello Sue - this card looks very striking and eyecatching - true appreciation would be seeing it live ! I enjoy all your cards Happy times
Phil D

Phil D said...

Hello Sue - this card looks very striking and eyecatching - true appreciation would be seeing it live ! I enjoy all your cards Happy times
Phil D

carolyn lee said...

Very fun fair ish

Love it .

salem said...

woow fab card love all , heatwave here at long last crafting in the garden

bluebell said...

hi sue,wow i love your card today. like the idea of the esal card. when i first stated crafting,iris folding and larsay,was one of the first things we leant. now it is back againe. and i have seen a revival in tea bag folding to. look forward to seeing you on teli soon. nice to hear you are feel better,love bluebell-flowerwood. hope mum is well to. bye.

Tres said...

Hi Sue.A lovely striking card. Love the way you used the black and white card. I love the tuck and fold dies but I am still in flower die mode at the moment.I do have the morocann dies and may try this style of card using them instead. Lots of love Tres x x x

Christine Harrop said...

Wow. I love easel cards, I love black and white & I love beads. This is a real winner for me.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this is certainly a striking card. Not sure if it's a bit too 'in your face' for me though.
So glad you are feeling better.
Frances

alimecca said...

Hi Sue - I really like this card. It would be lovely for a special occasion - possibly not in the black though.

Carol said...

hi sue
This card is stunning sue. it reminds me of a pinwheel at the fair.
the black and white i love. I made a b/w card yesterday and that was a easel card with the moroccan dies my new ones love them.will have to go a long way to make cards like yours they are striking.

carol xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Stunning card Sue

Love the black and white and the easel card is so different for you

glad you are feeling better

Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Glad to hear you are feeling better. I love the sparkle on this card. Looks like a large jewel. Black and white always has a wow factor. Hugs, Carol S.xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A truly striking card, the easel style displays so well, thanks for the close ups, the detail is amazing. love the monochromatic colourway and the micro beads.
So glad to hear that you are feeling better, you can enjoy the time with your Mum. Have a great weekend.
Hugs June xx

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
Wow this is stunning in black and white and so different for you to make an easel card, I like it!
I've got the spectacular spin dies and have made a card with that which I like and now I want to collect the other 4. I did have a slight problem getting the second size out and it did get ripped a little but trimmed it and it still worked well on the finished card.
My wish list ie forever growing longer!!!
Best wishes
Caz xxx

HiggiSue said...

Wow Sue . I love this.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I loved this card when it was on C & C. Lindsey is home from Uni and saw it and said it was fantastic. Glad to hear you are feeling better. We are boiling here at the moment, but will probably snow next week.

Love Rosemarie xx

Patricia said...

Morning Sue,
Glad to hear you saying you are feeling so much better.
Todays card is very striking, love it.
I do not have any of these dies as yet, I feel a purchase coming on....
Happy Saturday

Patricia x

Cornish Emma said...

Stunning card with all the texture. These dies are very effective. Glad your on the mend at last, i bet thats put you of sailing for a while!
Emma

Lin W said...

wow wow wow,stunning card sue,love it,will do this one as soon as poss.
glad you feel better
xx

Maggie said...

That's very good news. This is a lovely card, full of va va voom and to see the close ups means that we have a better idea of what it must really look like. Thanks Sue for taking the time and trouble to explain things so well. It must be great to do a class with you. xx

lindyloo12 said...

It's lovely to hear that you are feeling better Sue, you did really well to keep the cards coming whilst you were poorly. This card has the WOW factor to it and would look good in other colours too.

Lesley said...

Sue, this is a stunning card. Loving the black and white theme x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. Very striking in black and white.
Glad to now you are all better.
Margaret L

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, so glad you're feeling better now..:)..This card is stunning..I LOVE it..I haven't got these dies yet, but hopefully soon...Enjoy your day..xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I make lots of easel cards as they stand out from the rest, and I love black and white.
Glad your feeling better, we are having some lovely sunshine here.
Love Tina x x

Claveh said...

I love this one Sue, it looks like a Ferris Wheel at the Fayre, and the colours that you have chosen are lovely. Thanks. xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Rename this card for you, London eye card. Reminds me of a fairground wheel. Very nice. Like the glitter card think it lifts the card lots of interest. I like that you have done a shaped card too.
Well done brill 10/10 again
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Lorraine said...

wow this is fantastic sue it really is eye catching and stands out beautifully i love it xx

john said...

hi sue glad to hear youre feeling better and yet again another beautiful card love the black and white

debbie xx

andreen said...

hi sue
wow. this card is stunning and anyone receiving would be thrilled with it and know they were special to get it. enjoy the weekend, i'm off to work now!
andreen xxx

Planetsusie said...

First of all Sue, I am so glad you are feeling better now. Relax a little more before you return to us! I love the black and white chic of this card and the fact that you also took the trouble to make a beautiful card even more gorgeous with the use of the microbeads! I would make this really special card for a special person!!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
My fav colours Black n White, Love the card
as much as the great weather we are having lol
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xoxox

gwen70 said...

So different this one but I love it especially the black and white

Christine said...

Lovely, I don't usually like easel cards, but this one is definitely an exception.

Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Pearl said...

You put so much hard work in to your cards Sue, they are all so amazing, including this one!
Love Pearl x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi sue, this is a stunning card, I really love black and white as it is so elegant. It is totally different to your normal style.

regards
lorraine

Craftychris said...

What an amazing card! I love the Carnival die and the way you have used it. The black and white colour scheme is fab xx

ann lomax said...

another stunning card, love mono. we have a great weekend on the cards (no pun intended)off to Manchester. hope you have a great weekend. ann

sued99 said...

This looks very elegant especially the double border at the front.

nubiene Crafty Lady said...

Hi

Sue love the card the black and white look is stunning
x

nubiene Crafty Lady said...

Hi

Sue love the card the black and white look is stunning
x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Another glorious day. I love easel cards and this one is quite stunning.
Evis

brenda said...

A beautiful elegant card x

CraftyJo said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

"Talk to the Tail" said...

It's good to hear your feeling better now Sue. I love black and white themes and this card is no exception. Being an easel card gives it a different look as well. How refreshing. I tend to forget all about easel cards. The cut and fold dies are stunning to see "in the flesh" so to speak as I'm not very good at imagining what a die cut will look like once it's cut! LOL :0)

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

mite have 2 try this stunnin card sadly wivout micro beads but im sure it will b gd

luckycrafter said...

i am loving your cards sue i cant wait until your back on tv my dad is already moaning for the amount of recordings i have of spellbinders.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Pleased to hear you are feeling better. I'm not a fan of black and white but you manage to convince me that it's worth giving it a go.
You truly are inspirational.
Grimsby Chris

liz spooner said...

This is absolutely stuuning Sue. Liz S.x

Linda said...

Hi Sue glad to hear you are feeling a lot better. A fabulous card I am loving these new dies and made a few myself. Loving the easel card and the monochrome look too.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Barney Bear said...

Wow Sue...just LOVE the black and white...it looks stunning! Thanks for sharing.
Barney Bear x

Su said...

Wow - you certainly wouldn't miss this on a mantleshelf! It's really striking and i can think of a good few people who would love it. Black and white - always elegant!!

Su (Soop)x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card black and white is one of my all time favourites and an easel card fantastic

Hugs Annx

jane gray said...

Sue, what a lovley card, yet again. How do you kep coming up with the ideas...

Take care
Jane:-)x

Barbara said...

What a spectacular looking card, it really captures your attention!!!

Ladock girl said...

This looks like a fairground ferris wheel, and the black and white theme is always eyecatching. Stunning as always Sue. Love Linda xxx

Redanne said...

such a different design for you Sue but I absolutely love it, love the black and white, always striking. Anne x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card its great,The colours go great together.
Carol x

Vicki Sharkey said...

Absolutely stunning in black and white, wish i could feel it!
Glad you are feeling better. hope to see you back on C&C shortly! We miss you.
Vicki :)

magpie said...

This card is striking Sue! Love the black & white. This die looks like the big wheel at the fairground bringing back wonderful memories! A lovely card Sue, I like the easel card. The stepper card is a nice one to do too. So glad you're feeling lots better, you take care still & rest well. Hope it's sunny in the USA. It's nice to be enjoying the sunshine here after all the rain we had....but then we need that too! Love Karen xx

Buttons said...

Love this Sue and yes, the texture does come across. Buttons x

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, so pleased you are feeling much better that's the news we wanted to hear!! This easel card is stunning and I too would like to make the wheel spin, colours are so classy, love it! Hugs Christine H x

sheila said...

Thanks for the close-up of the tuck and fold die, it made your explanation easier to understand and make sense of, This card is such afun card, is quite busy but with formation

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning monochrome card. Glad you are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
So glad to hear you are feeling better. WOW this card is awesome and I really want to touch it. Love this monochrome effect and all the micro beads add that extra special touch.
FABULOUS
TAKE CARE LOVE & HUGS
RIZWANA

bhavana said...

stunning card, always love black & whte.... glad you are feeling better. Thanks for sharing!

Dawn Louise said...

Fabulous and striking, glad you're feeling better. x love this make x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Just love black and white and this one
is really striking glad your feeling
better.
Nancyd x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hello my dear friend
Wow, how lovely is this and all the other cards that I have not had chance to comment on. I hope you understand my absence (as I know you do).
I will not bore you now by commenting on all the cards, but I have to tell you, yesterdays card and todays are so gorgeous and the colourways on both are exquisite. So different and so beautifully created.
I hope to catch up with you more often soon and email you too, please forgive my absence on both counts. Loads hugs Linda
ps So happy you are well again. please take care.x

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hey Sue

Loving this card, these dies give such great results!

Good to hear your doing well.

Much Love

Amanda x

Laura O said...

Glad to hear your feeling better .This is another fab card the black and white is very classy Laura O

kimmie_35 said...

Wow! This is really amazing, what a wonderful effect.
Hugs
Kim
x

Debbie Tinks said...

sue nice card. have a nice weekend

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous.

nikkib said...

Very striking card Sue, lovely... enjoy your Memorial Day weekend... x

Janice K said...

Wow!!! Love the monochrome look, its so classy! Thank you for the ideas. x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what an eye catching card this is.x

carolyn lee said...

Very fun fair ish

Love it .

Vie Carter said...

Morning Sue

so very pleased to hear you are better now

This card has great use of dies, but not really for me - I am a flower girl at heart

Great though for a younger person

Vie
x

lynda said...

Hi Sue love the black & white and the design just lovely Glade you are feeling better love Lynda

Helen O said...

Love black and white, the design reminds me of a ferris wheel (big wheel), Im not really sue about these cut and fold dies, but you make them look nice Sue, thank you Helen O xxx

jennywren1947 said...

nice card sue black and white is so classy
chris x

franzesjoi said...

fantastic card!!! :)

soo glad you're feeling better.. :) dont forget to take a rest after playing.... :)

Shahab said...

Black & white my favourite Colour for Stunning Cards
and Sue this is no Exception I love the Stepper Card with the Tuck and Fold Die Just Stunning

Thank you for such inspiration

Hugs
Shahab

Cassieajh said...

Ooh Ooh I have to try & make this one I Lurve it!!! Now that my collection of dies is almost complete, until the next POTW I can sit down & play.

adrymrry said...

I've fell in love with this card and can't wait to make it just as you have and also in different colour combos.
Thanks again for sharing,
Audrey, x.