Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Crosses, Really!

Hello crafters!  I thought that I had already posted this one, but I have searched back through and can't seem to find it anywhere.  I know at some point I will probably post something twice, it is bound to happen eventually, but I think I have managed to avoid it with this one (I hope).  This was a really fun card to make and these are the kind of cards that I really enjoy showing because I think it helps you to see your die collections in different ways (again, I hope).  I have used the ornate cross from the Cross collection set for this card.  I cut four of them in black and nipped away the bottom section of each of the crosses, overlapped them in the centre to form a completely new shape and design.  I stamped my sentiment on milk coloured card and cut it out using Labels 24.  I inked it lightly with broken china distress ink while in the die.  I used the label shape to trace around and make a template for my faux nestie which I cut out and mounted behind my sentiment.  I topped my newly designed crosses with it.  I also used the largest size of the Labels 24 to emboss into the background so it just peeks out from behind my focal element (it is difficult to see in the pic).  I added a band at the bottom of the card that started with a wide piece of milk card, topped by a piece of black card.  I used my edgeability insert on the top and bottom of the black card to cut out a design.  I tied my aqua coloured silky crush ribbon around the centre, showing my cut out inserts above and below it.  I topped the ribbon piece with a double bow, two decorative stick pins and a fancy black button.  I pierced all the way around it to finish it off.  Are you looking at those dies differently now, I hope so!  All for now, Sue x

143 comments:

Pam said...

A wonderful card Sue, I hadnt seen this card before but it is so beautiful that a second showing wouldnt have hurt. I love the way you show new ways to use the dies - I wouldnt have thought of using the cross die this way

debs said...

Morning Sue another Beautifull card I liked this one when it was on C&C.
Love the colours.
Take Care Sue.

Debs xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, love the colours.
Saw this card on C&C good to get a closer look to see exactly what you have done.
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Joesgrandma said...

I have seen this innovative card before and love it. Really there is a multitude of applications I would never have considered but for you Sue. Truely inspirtational. Thanks Sue

Karen said...

You are so right, I did not think I would find a use for cross dies but your ideas are so inventive. I like the colours and style of this card. Beautiful xx

Jan said...

Morning Sue,
I really like this and really inspired me to by the dies at the time and I have not regretted it one moment. Happy crafting.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card, love the colours. I too used this die in a different way to make a corner book mark for Lindyloo's book mark competition. I cut away the cross parts and used the round flower cut out in the center four times to make a square . Then I used the larger arms of the cross over the top and between the flowers. See I've been thinking out of the box so to speak about these dies.
Will email you a picture. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

jayne denver said...

Hi sue wow that is fab love the colours oh my that card I'm speechless
Take care
Jayne

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, another inspiring card, you always seem to be able to find so many different ways to use dies. Love the black and teal. Have not got the cross dies yet, they are on my wishlist. Bx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, amazing what you can do with a cross! Love it! Jean x

baconbits said...

Morning, I have not seen this one before -love the colours. Also please can i have a week inside your head so i can learn the magic look you have. Never would i have thought in a million years that the focal point of this card was a cross.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

baconbits said...

Morning, i have not seen this card before - its just another stunner loving the colours. Please can i have a sneek peek inside your head to see how the magic works - i would never have guessed that the focal point of this card was a cross.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Felicie said...

Stunning card Sue,the colours are beautiful.
Felicie

Missmizog said...

Fantastic card Sue love the way you use your dies so differently.
Sue

auscrafts said...

I can't remember seeing this one .love how you show new ways to use the dies

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, love the card. The colours are great. Sally

lestim said...

Hi Sue how very clever of you, who would think it,s made from crosses, and of course everyone's favourite colours. Terrific! Best wishes Lesley x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue I saw you with this card on C&C and thought to myself what morecan Sue come up with. Great use of dies and colours.

Wilma

nattyboots said...

Its fab,colours bow everything .Elaine H X

Elizabeth said...

Morning Sue, thanks for the ideas that there is so much more we can do with our dies. Love the card it is really pretty.
Elizabeth x

shampylou30 said...

morning sue another gorgeous card i think i saw this one on c&c love how you used the dies so different will have to try this one sue xx

zerena said...

Morning Sue, like the colour combination and saw it on c and C. all the best Zerena

joy said...

Hi Sue
Well you done it again what a lovely card and the colours are great.
joyce.e

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Great card and great colour combo. Your ideas are endless, Thank you.
Chris X

bhavana said...

stunning card, you are right, cant believe you have used the cross die on this one! Well done, you come up with some amazing ideas. Thanks for sharing!

carolyn lee said...

Sue
I always new that there was so much more you could do with a cross! . Love it.

Jane in Spain said...

I always look at my dies differently after seeing your cards, Sue - that is part of the wonder for me!

Vicki Sharkey said...

Would never have guessed they were crosses - you do have a talent for looking at your dies in different ways, wish it was infectious a bit more!!!
Love the colour combo, think I am turning into a teal fan too!
Vicki :)

Carole Z said...

Lovely card Sue...just watching Julia on C&C with individual spellbinders, which is great as I can afford one (lol)...been seeing lots of your cards she's brought in! Hugs, Carole Z X

Victoria said...

What a great idea. I love the way you cut the dies and produce different shapes. Thank you Sue.

Laura O said...

Great card Sue you really would not think this card started with crosses beautiful Enjoy your day Laura O

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card, love how you have used the dies in such an innovative way!

hazel said...

Morning Sue stunning card i think i may have seen you demo this at some point or it was something similar. lovely idea love the colours used xx hazel

rachel said...

what a cool idea - really gorgeous - loving the teal! Hugs Rachel xx

jacqui said...

Colours are great ,luv the way you use the cross die, this is along the lines why i bought these, but when i first saw them, i thought plant trellis and back grounds. Many thanks Sue.

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Its amazing what you can do with dies must do as you say and think outside the box.
Lovely card and colours.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, I too saw this one on C&C and thought your idea was brilliant, but then they all are! My favourite colour today so love the card even more! You just amaze me with the ideas you come up with! Fantastic! Have a good day Christine H x

Jan.moogie said...

Love this card Sue, the colours are beautiful and the way you have used that cross die, what a wonderful imagination you have.x

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Yet another stunning card love the clever use of the dies and the colours are beautiful. Oh! dear yet another set of dies I want, I really really need.

Wendy L said...

Lovely card, very unusual design. You have such inspirational ideas. xxx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. I wouldn't have thought to use the crosses that way.

Clare x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Clever way to use the crosses. Fab card.

Dawny T said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic way to use the Crosses dies when we would only think to use them at Easter. I will now look at all my dies in a completely different way and spend many happy hours experimenting.

ang said...

love the colours and your inventive ideas thanks for sharing angxxx

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, a very clever use of crosses no one would ever guess thats what they are. Hugs xx

janw said...

Morning Sue. Another lovely card. I thought the crosses would be too restricted, you made me think again. Love the colours.xx

Macca said...

Morning sue,
This was the card they made me buy the cross dies. This card is beautiful and the colours are great to.
Happy crafting everyone. Xxxx

Heather said...

Good morning Sue this s another die that you have made us think out of the box. I love the way you have used the cross on this card. I am watching (and spending) lol the Spellbinders POD or as Dean said the Diamond Deal.
Hugs x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue and everyone crafty,
A lovely day today, sun is out, yipeee!
Very clever card today, love the colours.
Looking back through your blog Sue, these last few months we have really been spoilt, all the cards are truely beautiful.
Lots of Hugs
Happy2craft

CraftygasheadZo said...

Morning! It's super sunny here so I hope it is with you too. Fab card, I enjoy seeing how you change the dies and make them something else. Zo xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - these colours are just delicious together and your use of the dies so inventive. If I had a tenth of your ideas I'd be a happy bunny! TY. Kathy x

angiec said...

we certainly get value for money with our dies by looking at your blog.another lovely way to use them

martine said...

hi sue what a wonderful card you would'nt think a bout using the crosses in that way just brilliant xxx
martine xxx

Lacelady said...

You never cease to amaze me at how you can 'look outside the box' with your dies, and come up with a lovely design.

Phil D said...

You are so versatile in your use of the dies and colours - always love to see your cards
Phil D

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Love the way you used the cross die.
Evis

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another Teal twist! You never fail to surprise. Lovely card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

AnnR said...

Sue this is fab, I did see it on C&C I like to use my dies in making different shapes too, it adds a bit of variety. Thanks

nannapat said...

Wow - nobody would have thought that this was made with the cross die. I just love all the ideas you come up with Sue. Pat x

Christine said...

Keep the wonderful ideas for the crosses coming! Lovely card
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Sandybee said...

I have these cross dies Sue and up until now haven't used them much but thats about to change. Thanks for showing us so many different ways to use our dies
xx Sandra

hollyberry said...

Would never have thought of using these dies in this way-yet again you surprise and inspire us.Thank you.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Hope you are feeling more yourself now

This is a great use of dies and I love the colour combo too

You are so clever

Sue xxx

Granny Ado said...

A very pretty card. Don't worry if you have posted something twice; folk, like me, who haven't long joined; haven't seen them before.

Lucy said...

I don't remember it either, so if you already posted it, I'm glad you're showing it again. Love the bow, of course!!! The black and teal color combo is stunning.

One of these days, can you do a post on your creative process: where the ideas come from, how you implement them, how they change (or don't) as the card progresses. I'm in the US and don't get to see your show (unless I get up at 4 a.m.), so maybe you cover this there, but a post for all of us who don't get to see you in action would be interesting.

Maryann said...

This card is just awesome, and your ideas never seems to end, but that´s one of the things I just so love here, all these greaat new ways to see and use ourr dies, so we get most possible fun of them. And thanks so much for that hun.

kimberley said...

Morning,
Lovely sunny morning here again and another beautiful card. What more could one ask for?
Missing you on the diamond deals shows- though it hasn't stopped me shopping !
Come back soon fit and well.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I really had to look to see the cross, you really make us think about all these dies and the many different uses they can have, which is good, because then they are good value for money.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sandra F said...

Another beautiful card Sue.
xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Another georgeous card. love the colours. I have these dies but had not thought of this design.
Best wishes, Bren

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I remember you showing this card and reminding us to look at our dies in different ways which prompted me to buy this set which I have only used a few times but to great effect thanks to you. Love the colours you have used here as well,

love from Jackie D

andreen said...

hi sue, what a lovely, lovely card. it is amazing what a gorgeous ribbon and beautiful bow can add to a card. and thanks it has helped me with a wedding card i am making just now. xx

Sue - said...

very clever Sue and I love the colour combo.

Maggie said...

Love the colours and the design. Have you seen the prices on C&C - wonderful. Will now have lots more dies to play with so will need lots more inspiration. Do keep your lovely cards coming please xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Loved this one when it was on cc and still do, I'm not a teal/green lover but I'm getting there every time i see yours done up lol1
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xoxox

nancyd said...

Hi sue.
Just love this cross made a lot of
Communion cards with it and not two the same,
this is another one I will try I saw you do it on C&C but forgot
about it.
Nancyd x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic card, Great Colours, Innovative use of dies. I wish I had your imagination. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the style and colours of this card.
Love Tina x x

Ladock girl said...

Love the colours in this card Sue, and who would have thought you could do that with the cross die. Certainly made me think about the other dies I have, I'm now going for a rummage to see what I can do with them. Love Linda xxx

Claveh said...

Get out of here! These really are disguised! Great idea once again Sue, great card. Thanks for the ideas. xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Just watched Julia with the Diamond Deals. WOW such a beautiful card, love the colour combo and the bow is delicious. I must have missed this card on C&C so glad that you have shown it here. I have these dies and never in a million years would I have thought of using them this way. Thank you for the inspiration.
Enjoy the day with your Mum.
Hugs June xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card, love the colours.
Margaret L

May said...

Fabulous colours on this gorgeous card Sue... saw this one on C&C.. Beautiful creation! Hugs May x x x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, fab bow and love the colour combo. Hugs,Moni

Planetsusie said...

Fabulous colours Sue - and I am so glad to have an idea for using the crosses! I'm not one for making cards with crosses on them so I really value any ideas to make them look as pretty as they do on this card. Will now have a go with them and see what I can come up with. Thanks for the inspiration.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

lindyloo12 said...

This is what I call a truly scrumptious card, I love everything about it, but would never have though of using the crosses in that way so thanks for the inspiration Sue.

sue said...

Morning Sue, lovely card again today I saw it on C&C and the colours are great.
Hugs Sue M xx

Cornish Emma said...

Great idea as crosses arent a subject to be used on alot of cards so this gets extra milage out of the dies. Great colour scheme and love the lace. Emma

Sarah said...

Amazing Card Again Sue. I love the unusual way you have used the cross die to create another shape.
Excellent Work!

franzesjoi said...

love the colour combo... :) beautiful card!C

gwen70 said...

Another stunning card Sue, can't remember seeing it before, colours are so striking

guffie said...

yet another brilliant card i would never have thought of using the crosses in that way
gail xx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love the combo of crosses n labels 24 will b on the list nxt lol

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

kimmie_35 said...

Isn't this just so clever? I love it.
Hugs
Kim M
x

Linda said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and colour, Linda x

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What a beautiful card!!

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Well got u at last. Couldn't open your page. Say malicious email.Have you got scissors in your hand lol
Love the colour of this card. Just ordered the cross dies. Looks like some interesting things you can do with them.
Great work as always well done x
born again spellbinder
nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

nzillingworth said...

Ps Missing you on C&C and hope your feeling better hug x

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card! Who would have known that focal element was made from crosses if you wouldn't have told us?!

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue Would never have thought of using these dies like this..what a lovely card and of course the colour combination is fab!..Enjoy your day...xx

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Another great creation, clever use of the dies...as always!

Love the colour!

Have a great day

Lara xxx

Linda said...

Loving the new shape created with the crosses. The colours are gorgeous and as always loving your bow.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Jane said...

This is the card that made me change my mind about to buy or not to buy the cross dies, because of the amazing ideas you come up with Sue you make thing so versatile, Spellbinders are so lucky to have such a talented Lady such as yourself you make it look so simple giving everyone the chance to try and achieve such amazing results,
Jane xx

Gloria J said...

This is a beautiful inspired use of the die.

mags said...

Great card Sue. Shows perfectly the versatility of the dies.
Mags
x

Shazza said...

very clever idea, great!!

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Nice design love the use of the dies not so keen on the colours but the card design is great
Take Care
Theresa. X

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Another stunning card, I saw this card on C&C love the colours. Hugs Ginny x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovin this card I have the crosses dies and I just got the labels 24 think I am becoming an Addict to Spellbinder's I really like what you have done with this card and the colours are my favourites.

Take good care hugs Annxx

lynda said...

good afternoon Sue another fab card i saw this on c&c beautiful thank you Lynda x

Redanne said...

I loved this when I saw it on Create and Craft, beautiful card Sue. x

Anonymous said...

Definitely try this one as I have the crosses also and didn't know what else do with them.
Thanks Sue - come up trumps again.
God bless
JanNxx

Su said...

The colours used here are absolutely beautiful, and have you really used the crosses? Yes, of course you have but no-one would guess if they didn't know! I am so wishing I'd gone for the bundle when it was on C&C - oh well, better luck next time!

Su (Soop)

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, I love the teal colours in this one and think it goes well with black, thanks for sharing. Liz S.x

salem said...

fab card again love the cross dies

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you use your dies in different ways and it has really made me look at my own collection differently.
So well done again with this one!
Joan B.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card love the colours wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't told us its the cross dies. Looks totally different and unique.
Great card Sue Thanks Rizwana xx

CraftyJo said...

Great idea to use the cross like that, I've been thinking I wouldn't need those dies 'cos I don't make Easter cards :) .....might have to re-think that.

jordiegirl said...

Very clever use of the crosses Sue.

nikkib said...

Seeing this card when you made a version of it on TV made me buy this set at the weekend as I think it is so versatile, love the colours too..... x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
lovely card, and how clever of you to show us different ways of using the dies. I"m looking at all my spellbinder dies differently, to see how I can use them in different ways, i'm having so much fun experimenting, to see how many different things I can come up with.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Ayelet said...

Great ideas! and beautiful card!

"Talk to the Tail" said...

What a lovely way to use the crosses die. You are slowly teaching me to look at my dies in different ways Sue. thank you. Another lovely card ;0)

sheila said...

I think you have the base for designing a new set of dies with this one. The creosses look incredable the rest of the card is wow

Margaret said...

How elegant calm and peaceful really lovely. Rest easy I have not seen this card before.
Take care Sue
Margaret

Barbara said...

Would never have considered the Ornate Crosses until I seen what you can do with them. Beautiful card as usual!!!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another gorgeous card. The colours are a great combination and using the crosses to make that gorgeous layer, is such an inspiration.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

craftylisa said...

lovely card and choice of colour .simply stunning!

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue like the colours u used as well
chris x

Sue said...

I have that cross die and I would never have thought about using it that way in fact its been laid there doing nothing since I got it in a POTW :( thanks Sue you've made me look outside the box again hugs xxxx

Sue said...

I have that cross die and I would never have thought about using it that way in fact its been laid there doing nothing since I got it in a POTW :( thanks Sue you've made me look outside the box again hugs xxxx

Sue Parish said...

Super card, Sue. Love the colours and that gorgeous bow! Have got the crosses and use them more than I thought I would, they are lovely.
I enjoyed Julia's shows today and have recorded some demo's, but have to confess to feeling rather wistful when seeing your cards on the screen without their owner! Hope you have had a good day,
Sue x
Hope you have had a good

Helen O said...

Wow, how creative, love the colours and the big bow. Totally stunning, thank you for the inspiration Helen O xxx

Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue

I just bought these dies today so I will be trying this one for sure.

Hugs Allison

Emily H said...

Aw! I love the sentiment! Great card!

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
This is a fantastic colour combination.
Love and light.
Suz x

Vie Carter said...

Loved this card and colours are great

Will use the cross die like this now

Vie
x

john said...

hi sue
yet again another beautiful card and i love the colours
debbie xx

Craftychris said...

Love the colours and the bow is awesome!! xx

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
Just catching up with what I've missed.
Great card, love the way you have used the cross for this card.
best wishes
Caz xxx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, love the colour teal, it goes great with black. Like the clever way you used the crosses & along with the beautiful bows that you do (as always!), sets it off lovely along with the pearl pins (love these loads!) Great card! love Karen xx

Buttons said...

This works so well. You really are the master of design Sue. Hugs, Buttons x