Thursday, 7 June 2012

Believe In Yourself

Hi blog friends!  I can't stay away from Kraft card for too long and this card is no exception.  The background is a printed kraft card (I am fairly certain this came from the Tim Holtz Kraft pad).  I distressed the edges and used a black fine tipped ink pen to draw faux stitch marks around the edge.  I used some Black Soot distress ink with a very light hand on the edges too.  Using the smallest size of the Grand Dahlia dies and one of the Moroccan Accent dies for the inside, I cut a frame out of black cardstock.  I stamped my sentiment on a strip of kraft card (I used the back unprinted side).  I cut one end into a fork and backed it with a mat of black card.  I put the other end through my frame for a modified buckle card.  I raised it a little for dimension and added some black rhinestone swirls as an accent.  Using the champagne coloured silky crush ribbon, I tied a double bow, added two black pearl stick pins and a fancy button and attached it to the side of my frame.  A mat of milk coloured card for contrast and piercing around the edges finish off this quick card nicely.  By the way, the approximate size on this one is 5" x 10", I just love this shape!  All for now, Sue x

168 comments:

Debby Berry said...

Sue
Thus card is great. I needed inspiration for a Father's Day card and this just is perfect. Thanks again.

Pam said...

I like this card very much and can see possibilities in lighter shades too. I just love that bow as always.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Great card for a man, good idea for a Fathers Day card, I would go a little bit brighter with the colours for that occasion.
Thanks for all the inspiration
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Corinne said...

Morning Sue what a simple but stunning card the buttons you use are beautifull not forgetting the Bow another winner CorinneX

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, love the bow and need to get the grand dahlia die. I love how you use non standard size card. This is a 'Sue card'.

Wilma

auscrafts said...

great card ,good all round design would work in other colours for females

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Love this card. Kraft card is on my list.
Sue

Jan.moogie said...

Well now you have done it, I have to make this card Sue and I am working today, have three wedding boxes on the go and one wedding card. Not to mention a leaving card for a friend who is retiring. Never the less I have to make this card, its stunning.x

kimberley said...

another impressive card sue-you never cease to amaze.take care x

jayne denver said...

Good morning sue
Love the card it's a all occasions card bit very suitable
For fathers day
How do you get your bows to look so good ?
Mine never look like that
Take care
Jayne

nattyboots said...

Yes i like it , a bit different from your other styles but it certainly has that impact .Elaine H X

Felicie said...

This card is so stunning.I love it.
Felicie

lestim said...

Hi Sue, shall definitlely have to steal this design, maybe in a lighter colour palette. Great design. Best wishes, Lesley x

Maryann said...

What an amazing card here today Sue. It´s really gorgeous and so perfect for a male. I absolutely LOVE it, well done to a wonderful job here hun.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a fab design yet again today. Your site is the first thing I visit most mornings. As soon as I awake I think, well what card has Sue in store for us today, and I'm never disappointed in what I see. Thank you for all the inspiration. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, yet more inspiration, I like this one. The banner with the forked end works very well. Bx

Liz said...

Lovely card Sue

Victoria said...

Very krafty! I do like these dimensions.

Laura O said...

another great card Sue .Would do for Fathers Day .You always have lovely bows on your cards Laura O

Heather said...

Good morning Sue this is why I love visiting your blog, you post such a different style of card each morning and every one is amazing. Today's card is so different from yesterday I wish I could have half your talent.
Hugs x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love this shape too !
I really like the old book pages, but find it difficult to tear one ....I must try as I like the image it creates.
LoveMarg

Jane in Spain said...

Love this card, particularly the shape!

shampylou30 said...

another beauty today great to see the bows and kraft card back sue xxxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I also like the dimensions of this card, it makes a real change from square cards. No matter what you do, the proportions are always perfect on your cards - I wish I had half of your talent.

baconbits said...

Good Morning Sue,

I just love this style of card - and i cherish the one of a similar style that i was lucky enough to receive from you earlier this year. It is a very adaptable concept.
TFS
Hugs
Amandax

baconbits said...

Good Morning Sue,

I just love this style of card - and i cherish the one of a similar style that i was lucky enough to receive from you earlier this year. It is a very adaptable concept.
TFS
Hugs
Amandax

angiec said...

love this card and the colourway you have jused

Carolyn B said...

Brilliant card Sue. I love Kraft card and use it quite a lot,mine is just the plain, so I'll have to look out for the patterned stuff.

Carolyn B

Karen said...

I love the layout of this card and the colours are great, liking craft card more and more. Another winner Sue.

debs said...

Morning Sue This card is wonderful it as given me a idea for my fathers day card as I think it would be for a male or a female by changing the colours.

Looking forward to seeing you back on our screens.

Take Care Sue

Debs xxx

KellysKards said...

Aww This is a lovely card. The colours are fab.

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Great card cold be adapted in many ways with other dies and colours.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Moorning Sue. I love the card but would make it in blue shades maybe for an ideal Fathers Day card. Wonderful bow and love the different shaped card.

Clare said...

Lovely card, great for a man's card.

clare x

Victoria said...

Wow. What a lush bow Sue! Love this idea, very effective.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another lovely card, love the Tim Holtz Kraft card and nice to see one of your fab bows again. Love Jean x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Thanks for the email advice on Profiles, I managed to do it. Another fantastic card, I love the Kraft card it is quite masculine but can also be made feminine, very versatile. You are always such an inspiration to me, don't know how you come up with all the different ideas. Brilliant card, keep up the good work Sue. Lots of Love, Patricia Howarth xx

Linda said...

Hi Sue, your bows are magnificent!! another stunning card, looking forward to seeing you om C&C next week. Linda xx

Shahab said...

Morning Sue , Now this is an interesting card, the shape and Bow and word is very apt for a lovely Father's Day Card, Once again I love the paper colour choice, thank you for sharing your inspiration, wouldn't it be nice if someone invented a Sons & Daughters Day, I think we need to be recognised too, then we could realy put our Spellbinders to use lol...Hugs for now
Shahab xx

sued99 said...

Another triumph. Must try this.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, I can see all other colour combos for me to try, just sneaked away from a very excited 13yr old, have a great day.
Love Tina and birthday girl Jessica x x x

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card and I like the idea of the print background. Love Linda xxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

This card is stunning! A great card for any occasion, but I agree with others saying it's great inspiration for a Father's Day card.

Hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

corsaire said...

Another great card Sue, I have just added another lot of dies to my already large stock Thanks for your ideas
Elaine

Janice K said...

A classy, vintage card-love the faux buckle effect!

Granny Ado said...

I have this very 12x12 pad for my scrap booking. Never thought of using it like is. Great idea....I'm off to create! :D

Marion said...

yet again another great card Sue.keep up the good work. Marion

Marie-Louise said...

Another lovely card.

nannapat said...

Amazing design, I really think it's stunning. tfs with us Sue. Pat x

AnneRD said...

Great colour combination and design. Love it. Anne x

mell said...

Love it x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, This card went straight up on my inspiration wall. I'm not quite sure what made it extra special. There are already quite a few buckle cards up there. I think it was the colour scheme & the script in the background. With Love & Light Theresa.H

Julia Watts said...

Lovely card. Adore the Silky Crush Ribbon. Julia xxxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I too love the Tim Holtz craft card so I love this card -simple but so effective.
Janet x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
nice to see a landscape card instead of portrait card. Like the way you have raised the tag to give dimension. Inking edges one of my favorite tricks. smashing card .
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Sonia Jones said...

Love the card and it's given me some ideas for a project i'm working on! So thank you for that. I'm making a name book and after seeing the backing paper i can use similar to this on my project! Hope you are totally better now. I look forward to seeing you back on our screens this month. SOniax

ang said...

gorgeous , love kraft card seems to go with every colour scheme angxxx

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Great Card, I'm always looking for new ideas for using my kraft card. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love Chris X

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card and fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Ger said...

Kraft on black is gorgeous. Ger x.

Dawny T said...

Another stunning card today, ideal for a Fathers Day card adjusting the colours to suit. Thanks for the inspiration as mans cards are always the hardest to do.

joy said...

Hi Sue love the card love the way you use the dies .
joyce,e

nancyd said...

Hi Sue
Another great card liked this one on
C&C but forgot about it would be good for man card without bow.
Loved yesterday's too but didn't manage to log in yesterday busy decorating.
Nancyd x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue,
Like others I immediately thought MAN CARD but perhaps without the bow though I'm not sure what just yet.
love from Jackie D

Lucy said...

Kraft & black, a great bow, a little bling, a couple of die cuts, some distressing...what's not to like? You included all my favorite elements. Thanks for making my day.

Cdteach said...

The layout of this card is brilliant and I'm sure something similar could be done with other dies (as I don't have these) so I'm going to experiment.
Thanks Sue for the unending inspiration that you give daily on this blog.

Mary at Doghouse said...

Good morning Sue

Great card for Fathers Day or a male birthday. The Dahlia dies seem so useful hey ho another one for the wanted list. Just love the bow and the buttons looking forward to seeing the buttons when they are available. Have a lovely day.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love kraft card too. Love this card

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue

Great card for Fathers day, my Dad would have loved this, great for birthdays too...colours adjusted to suit.

Love the size of this card...this would definitely be outstanding on any mantlepiece!

Have a great day, looking forward to seeing tomorrow's masterpiece.

Lara xxx

Christine said...

I usually prefer dark cards, but this one is unbelievable. I think you were brave, and you've pulled it off! This really is dark, but so attractive.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Nighthawk said...

Another stunning card. Love the colours and the beautiful bow. Thanks for the inspiration.

Maggie said...

What a smart card. The simple colours are so effective and that bow is wonderful. I have some lovely kraft paper which has a pinky tinge so I'll have a go with that and change the colours completely just to see how it looks. What fun. xx

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Carol H said...

What a beautiful card. Card Kraft is now a must.

Vee Cassidy said...
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Tracie Carmody said...

What a lovely card, love the colours x

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue, I am in love with Kraft card in all its forms (not to mention Professor Tim's products)!! Your card is gorgeous; I ink all the time but not yet been brave enough to ink edges in black soot. Although I use black pen on edges and for stitches. I will have to challenge myself!! Thanks for all the amazing cards and inspiration. Vee xx
ps(Prof Tim since the online class! You should get into teaching a series of online classes; it would be fab;esecially for people like me who can't manage out to workshops etc. Then no matter where you are we still see you create. xx

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hollyberry said...

Simple but useful card I would do it in different colours.

Wendy L said...

This looks so classy. Just lovely. xxx

Sarah said...

Stunning card Sue - Love the Kraft look myself.

Best Wishes

Sarah x

Margaret said...

Good Morning Sue
What a super card can see this making a great card with other colour combinations too especially for a male card!
Have a good day take care.
Margaret

nesscraftyqueen said...

I'm so glad you put this on the blog, I think I saw you do this on C&C but it may just have been a sample, it is lovely. I have not caught the kraftcard bug (yet) but I do keep meaning to save bits of boxes and cardboard to do a grungy kinda card in an homage to the kraftcard, just keep forgetting to save packing before I chuck it in the recycling bin, and to be honest, I've that much crafty stash I haven't really got room LOL for a 'trash corner'!
Crafting hugs
Ness

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this shape, lends itself to many different designs. A 'must' for me to have a go at. Great use od the flower shape too. hugs, Carol S.xx

hotpotato said...

Ooo another lovely creation......looking forward to 14th June when you show case your new dies on C&C.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super card, Sue. Love Kraft, just learning how to use it with everything! Zo xx

craftymum said...

An amazing card Sue
Sarah x

deniseann said...

Hi Sue
"Every one's a winner" simple but very cleaver, could you use lables 24 as an alternative. Have a good day.

hazel said...

Morning Sue love these buckle cards you can use so many different dies to achieve the effect. love the kraft card so keep it coming too xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Fab card as always, love all your colour choices and thanks for putting the dimensions of this card, I like that. Thanks as always for taking the time to write the "how to" Mabex

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Fabulous card as always!! Love the colours and the design! You keep inspiring us each day...:)..Enjoy your day...xx

Linda said...

Another fabulous card Sue, Loving the papers and the colours. I sat watching your DVD yesterday it was fun seeing you give such detailed instructions and demos!!!

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue this is stunning I love everything about it

Sue xxx

Anthea said...

Lovely card, can adapt this for many uses. Hugs xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love the whole lay out of this one also Its good for a mans card and maybe diff colourways for other occasions
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Ruthie said...

So simple and yet so sophisticated. Absolutely a piece of art. I love the way you can work from totally girly ribbon pink to sophisticated shabby chic.
I try to get out of my comfort zone but not sure if I ever pull it off.

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, yet another fabulous card, I love it! Have a great day, hugs Christine H x

Phil D said...

What a great card - your diverse use of dies/paper/ink is amazing and wonderful
Phil D

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue another brilliant card, the variety you manage to come up is truly amazing. Good luck for your shows which I am sure will be as great as all your other ones have been.

franzesjoi said...

wow classic color!!! beautiful card... stunning the bow!!!

Lelly Jelly said...

Super card, Sue.xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue .This is a very nice card. I saw this on one of your cc shows. Another new and brilliant idea for us all to play with!! Great for a mans card too!! Love the bow. lots of love Tres x x x

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
great card for men.
have a great day
Caz xxx

Dawn said...

Lovely colour combo. Gorgeous ribbon!
When I first saw the dahlia dies I wasn't sure but the more I see them the more I like them, mmm may have to put them on my wish list.
Looking forward to your up coming shows Dawn x

Vick McClean said...

I love grunge and vintage so this is a great card for inspiration for me, thanks Sue for your daily inspiration you share with us all, Hugs Vick xx
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Ayelet said...

I love kraft! This card is gorgeous!
I also love that champagne silky crush ribbon, it's so pretty and romantic.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Really like this card, I have some of this Kraft card, thank you for inspiring me to use it. The bow is scrummy.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs June xx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, quite subtle and elegant.

Sandybee said...

Love the style and colours of this Sue but I'm sure it would look good in other colours as well

xxx Sandra

SUZYD said...

STUNNING CARD,LOVE THIS COLOUR COMBINATION.SUZYD X

Dawn Louise said...

Another excellent card, I too like 5x10 cards x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Great card as always Sue.

regards
lorraine
xxx

jan01253 said...

thats my inspiration for today sorted. love this Janet x

jeanima said...

I love this colour scheme it could easily have been created back in the 1920s absolutely beautiful
Best Wishes Jean
XX

yvonne(seom) said...

This is right up my alley i love the distressed vintage look and i love using dictionary paper ( up-cycling ) haha lovely cards Sue..

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - I just lurve Kraft card and printed backgrounds! They are totally my favourite crafty things in the world. I am absolutely drawn to this card. I saw it on the shows and was hypnotised. I am going off to have a go at making this one. A corker!!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

PS and the bow is wicked!

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another stunner Sue. Love the aged look on the old book pages. Love everything else about the card too!!! :0)

salem said...

take off the bow perfect for men love this card shape dies etc
so many dies so little time

gwen70 said...

Great card as always Sue. Love the colours

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Great card as usual. Lovely for a man
Margaret L

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Great card,would work well for a man card. Bring some nice weather back with you, ours has gone very wrong.

Love Rosemarie xx

jane stillman said...

I cannot believe how late I am in replying to this, been faffing about all day (wasting time in proper language Sue lol). An absolutely super card, love it and excellent for those very difficult men in our lives x

CathyinMN said...

Really like this card. You use kraft cardstock so well.

Cassieajh said...

Sue

Love this one, the colour looks so good, almost Blback & Cream but the craft card just makes it this little bit different. x Allison

Joesgrandma said...

Fetching and I like the colour combinations.Thanks Sue XX

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I love it.
Sonia x

craftycarol said...

Hi Su,
Love this one great mans card, Thanks for your inspiration.
Carol x

sue said...

Hi Sue, great card for a male, the clours are lovely.
Hugs Sue M xx

HiggiSue said...

Wow Sue, I just love this card. it works for both male oe female. really NEED the grand dahlia dies. love the sentiment. kind regards
sue x

magpie said...

This is a really nice card Sue, simple but very vintage & effective card. Great for a man (even with the bow!) & different colours for a woman. Really nice xx Love Karen xx

dutchess said...

oh Sue your bows are to die for I keep practising....love the kraft card....take care Margaret MP

Cornish Emma said...

Well ive just finished a batch of kraft and black and it works well for any sex or age group. This is a great card as you can make the sentiment the focal point, you always use such nice sentiments. Emma

Carole Z said...

Sue this card is stunning in its simplicity...amazing! Carole Z X

Su said...

Great card again Sue, would work well in other colorways too... love that silky crush ribbon and must get my hands on some soon!

Su (Soop) x

nikkib said...

My kind of card Sue, lovely.....

liz spooner said...

Love this card Sue, the colours go really well together, can you do a demo on the blog for your bows as they are a work of art. Thanks Liz S.x

jane gray said...

Hi Sue

Once again a super card, think I may have to get all my crafting bits out over the next few days and hog the dinning table, burn the dinner, forget to hang up the washing and let the dust pile up!!!!

Take care

Janex

jordiegirl said...

Another lovely card Sue.

Shazza said...

I love this combo, perfect!!

sheila said...

A truely inspiring card, using different sets of dies to create a frame.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

great card can be used 4 lots of occasions

brenda said...

Really elegant card, craft and black go so well together the Dahlia dies are next on my list x

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I love the sentiment on this card, though it sometimes easier said than done.
Love and light.
Suz x

mags said...

Great card Sue. Love the kraft card. This would probably love great in lots of different colour combos.
Mags
x

lynda said...

This is lovely card for the men in our lives so sophisticated love the color's and Wow the bow love it Sue.
Lynda x

Buttons said...

Love the design of this card and the kraft paper. Hugs, Buttons x

iReneM said...

This is beautiful, Sue.
I missed my daily visits while I was away and it's so nice to come back to catch up on some fantastic creations
x

Alison said...

Nice card, love the colours
Alison :)

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Perfect card for male and female alike - just enough fancy to be pretty but not too much to be manly. Must get those grand dahlias - along with all the others on my ever growing wish list thanks to your inspiration. Gonna need a 2nd mortgage at this rate Sue.

Vie Carter said...

Another stunning card, just love your bow and button which finish it off great

Vie
x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Yes, the background IS from the Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper pad - I know because I had it delivered to me this morning! (I took advantage of the Jubilee Weekend postage deals to buy a few things that have been on my wish list for a while). Imagine my surprise when I saw my new paper in todays blog! I had to start making the card straight away - especially as it was a favourite of mine from one of your C&C shows. I don't have the grand dahlia dies so am using the lotus pendants instead - and as they are more angular I am thinking the black & white striped grosgrain would make a more fitting bow. I'm having such a lovely time - how clever of you to put this particular card on the blog today!
Sue x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

This is amazing Sue. I don't know what is it but now and again you make a card that I just ADORE, like your Parisian in Teal that I just had to case. Well todays card is one of those special cards. It's not flowery and girlie and catching my feminine eye; it's not shabby chic splendor with vintage papers and layered with my favourite lace; it's not even steampunk and way-out appealing to my love of Sci-Fi; but it is stunning!!
I think it is because it encapsulates everything that you and I seem to like, flowers (in the die shape) big layered bows, distressing, bling and Decorative pins. Plus to make it even more appealing it is in kraft and black.
You have done it again dear lady, topped yourself and now I am going to have to Case it. Umm, lets think......... oh I have a lovely idea, but the only problem is I only have Labels one in Grand dies so I will have to hand cut a large blossom shape. I really must save up for some Grand dies. I would love to own some especially to make some fancy journals as Christine Emberson does.
Anyway, I digress, this card will now go into my top ten without a thought. Simply amazing.
Hope you are well. Hugs Linda x

Marie said...

I like the buckle idea and Kraft is one of my favorites! TFS

Hugs,
Marie F

Rufus said...

5 x 10, yowza, I wouldn't know what to do with that much real estate! Most of mine are 4.25 x 5.5...since that's the size that Operation Write Home prefers. I can see some possibilities though if I shrink it.
R/

Becky Dunham said...

Lovely card Sue! I think this would be perfect for some graduates I know - thanks for the inspiration!

sue said...

I just love this simple! elegant!
Inspiratioal! and more! Thanks once again Sue
from Grandma Sue

sue said...

I just love this simple! elegant!
Inspiratioal! and more! Thanks once again Sue
from Grandma Sue

Moni said...

Fab card and lovely bow. hugs,Moni

zerena said...

Morning, love the bow and the grand dahia die. Zerena

Jane said...

Very elegant. love the bow the colour combo is nice too.

Jane xx

john said...

great card sue thanks for the inspiration
debbie xx

Marlou McAlees said...

love this Sue and the sentiment ... so true :) ♥

Barbara said...

Fabulous card, love the colours and the backing paper is a must have.

Ria said...

Hi Sue
I love what you have done with this card. It is a very clever use of the dies, a thinking outside the box moment.
Ria

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