Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Embossed Moroccans

Happy day after my birthday! LOL Yes, it was my birthday yesterday and I thought I was being so slick and not mentioning it.  The joke was on me when you guys saw the birthday card for me on Julia Watts blog!  I have to admit that I always read the comments on the blog first thing so I was so surprised to see all the birthday wishes.  I couldn't figure it out at first.  You should have seen me scratching my head, walking in circles, muttering, how did they know?  But I loved it!  I think it's the kid in me that still loves that special feeling you get on your birthday!  I hear the Queen even threw a big party for me!  Shame I couldn't make it, oh well, there's always next year! LOL
For today's card, I am hoping to remind you not to forget that you can emboss with your dies without having to cut anything and still make a nice card!  I think we all tend to just use our dies to cut stuff, but if you need a really quick card, this is it!  I stamped my sentiment on my card first.  Next I laid out my dies around my sentiment and taped them face down to the card.  I like the way they look when they are going off the edge of the card so this was deliberate.  If you don't, then just move them so they are entirely within the piece of card you are using.  If you notice, I used the same Moroccan Motif for both of the embossed areas.  To do this you will need to do have of your card, then move it and do the other half, but don't put your mat over the first one or your embossing will be made flat when you put it back through the machine.  I hope that makes sense.  I did, however, ink the die while it was still in place each time using Dusty Concord distress ink to help highlight the embossed areas and help them pop a bit.  Using the feather stamp from the Design Element stamp set, I added a few to the areas that were left unembossed to add interest to the background.  I added a swirl of black rhinestones across the page for a bit more interest after all it is a flat card without a bow so I didn't want you to be bored!  It cried out for some piercing around the edge so, of course, it had to be added, but that finished it off nicely I think.  There are a few close ups I've added, but I hope you will give it a try when you need a quickie next time.  Thanks again for your lovely wishes yesterday!  All for now, Sue x



158 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Sue, I'm first! This is a gorgeous card and reminds me I really must try this technique. Linda x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Once again another reminder that our dies can do more......forgot about this method.
Have a couple of cards to do today guess what I will be doing.
Thanks again for all the inspiration.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Jan.moogie said...

lovely card Sue and that stamping is gorgeous. Hope you had a great day yesterday and that this next year will be fantastic for you, x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, yes have to admit Julia let the cat out of the bag regarding your birthday. Hope you had a wonderful day.

Pink and black go so well and the embossing looks great. When I attempted to emboss the die a few times on a card I wondered why it did not come out right. You solved that problem this morning by saying don't place tan mat on previous embossing. Thanks for that hint.

Keep hints and tips coming.

Wilma

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fantastic idea, and lovely card. Your right I also had forgot you could just emboss with your dies. Thank you for reminding us. What no bow. LOL. I have just coloured some flowers and ribbon with wild honey distress ink, they came such a pretty shade and looked fab on the Birthday card. Peeps you should try it if you haven't already I think you will like the finished colour.
Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pam said...

Hello Sue, the embossing works really well on the cards and makes the dies even more versatile. So glad you had a Happy Birthday yesterday.

kimberley said...

I remember this card from c&c- liked the idea then and like it now.Glad you had a good birthday- you should know someone will always find out! take carex

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I have tried to emboss in the past without too much success,guess what I was doing wrong. The concert was great, HRH even lilt a series of fires to guide you home. Best wishes Lesley x

auscrafts said...

it's good to be reminded to use the dies in a different way .at my age I forget things quickly LOL belated birthday wishes

Laura O said...

another fab card have lots of girly cards to make this would be nice to try Laura O

AdrienneQ said...

It’s lovely and I can imagine it with some layers of the Moroccan stacked on top.
Happy yesterday

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful in it's simplicity, I'm going to give this a go today.
Love chris X

marg said...

Hello Sue
Happy Birthday for yesterday !
I love the techniques on this card..I did try it, but cut right though the card..I will follow your instructions and try again !
Have a lovely day Sue, you would have liked the party the Queen threw for you.lol !
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this we all need quick cards at some time and this one doesn't look like a rushed one. Pleased you enjoyed your Birthday with your Family. Mabex

Karen said...

Will give this a go soon. Very pretty and different use of the dies

Karen xx

Joesgrandma said...

Lovely technique Sue. Have tried it with other spellbinders and it worked out ok. I found that if you put the silicone paper down first and then the card on top you are less likely to cut through the card. Like the card very much Sue and Thanks.

shampylou30 said...

gorgeous card havent tried this with my dies must have a try sue xxxx

Carolyn B said...

A lovely card again Sue. I've not tried using my dies to just emboss, but must have a go. Hope you had a lovely birthday.

Carolyn B

Lacelady said...

So glad you enjoyed your birthday Sue. I hadn't really thought of just using the dies to emboss, so thank you for the reminder! It's very effective.

Wendy L said...

Lovely card. I have not got to gtips with embossing yet but I will try it out. xxxx

joy said...

Mornin sue
you should now by now that us bloggers have ways for finding out these things.lol
Love the card and funny thing i was using my dies yesterday to emboss will send you picture when i finish it. joyce.e

Jane in Spain said...

Had completely forgotten about just embossing with the dies - a timely reminder for quick cards! Thank you. and hope you had a great day yesterday!

hazel said...

Lovely card sue, love that feather stamp i need it. hope you had a fab birthday xx hazel

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue, Hope you had a lovely birthday. I had forgotten this technique and i will be trying it later. My left arm is still in a sling but i can manage to turn the handle on my die cutting machine.

Sandra F said...

Lovewly card Sue. Hope you had a great day yesterday.

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue,
Glad you had a good day yesterday.
This is another card I will enjoy making. I did a similar sympathy card of yours - it had a cross as well as the moroccan die (I think)embossed in the same way - and I was pleased with the effect. I love that feather stamp - have been resisting it so far as I have Barbara Gray's Clarity feather stamps - but I know that the Creative Expressions one has other lovely stamps on the same sheet so it's only a matter of time .....!!
I don't really mind not being able to have everything at once as part of the pleasure is in the anticipation of the arrival of new things.
Looking forward to your next shows. Not long to wait now!
Sue xx

Granny Ado said...

Thanks for the reminder! Don't think I do this often enough.

Victoria said...

Thanks for the reminder of the versatility of dies! Happy birthday for yesterday! Many happy returns!

Marion said...

Really like the simplicity of this card and will have to try the embossing ,never done it but like the result.
Bye marion

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
The colour of this card is fab, very striking with black, the technique is very effective, lovely card.
So glad you had a good birthday.
Have a good day everyone.
Happy2craft

Beverley said...

Thanks for the card idea. I am a novice to this and would have wondered how to do the same embossing with the same die so thanks for sharing that with us x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this is one technique I haven't quite mastered. I always seem to partially cut the design in places. Must give it another go. With Love & Light Theresa.H

Maryann said...

Glad to hear you had a great birthday, and pleased, that we was able to surprise you too, that brings the kid out in me a bit too ha ha ha.
Your card is really great and soooo like how it turned out, and is definitely going to try it sometime soon, no doubt.
Hope you´ll have another great day today hun.

Janice K said...

Love the colour combination! Thanks for a flat idea, with the cost of British postage this fits within the Post Office limits.

Marie-Louise said...

Lovelt card. Love the feather stamp. A belated Happy Birthday.

Desiree said...

Hi Sue,
A very Happy Birthday for yesterday! With your popularity, I am sure we could fill the Mall for you too!
I haven't had a go yet at just embossing but I love the effect so will definitely have a go. Lovely card.x

anneecan said...

Hi sue. A belated happy birthday. I am fairly new to using the dies, so the idea of just using them to emboss with hadn't occurred to me. Am going to go up to my 'Wendy house' after breakfast to try it out. Thanks. Have a great day.

Anne

guffie said...

i have just started to do this, i love this card and that is a wonderful stamp think i might have to go and find that one it looks very useful... glad you had a lovely birthday xx gail

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I embossed dies like this by mistake when I made the wrong'sandwich'and somewhere in my bit box it remains so will have to find it and put it on a card, love the pink and black.
Love Tina x x

angiec said...

thats different i like it

Debbie Tinks said...

sue love this card love the colour must try this.

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, so pleased you had a lovely birthday and that we were able to surprise you! Have not yet tried this on my cards but as it's going to rain all day will be in my craft room having a go. A lovely card and thanks for reminding us of this technique, hugs Christine H x

Clare said...

Lovely card, must try that technique. Hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday.

Clare x

Jane said...

Sue hope your feeling ok you must be getting withdrawal, two cards without bows and ribbons within a week Lol very elegant card today

Jane xx

nannapat said...

Belated birthday wishes Sue - I hope you had a great day and have a fantastic year. Loving this technique, I've never tried it so later today guess what I'll be doing? Thanks for sharing your clever ideas with us. Pat x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Glad you had nice birthday it must
have been good spending it with your
mum, Great card love the embossing
I done this with the cross die and put the ornate window over it
with the cros section cut off
everyone loved it.Love the dusty
concord inkpad I think it's my favourite.
nancyd x

pinkcraft said...

pretty in pink.

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday wishes for yesterday, I hope you had a very special day!
I like the simplicity of this card, lovely Dawn x

hotpotato said...

Belated Birthday wishes for yesterday Sue.

BridgetCG said...

Thanks again for the inspiration Sue. I made a card with the embossed die, and then cut out a motif in contrasting colour and overlaid it, offsetting the pattern and it worked a treat. Bx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ha ha made me smile re your Birthday. You can't fool us you know. Love this card, gorgeous colour.

debs said...

Morning Sue the idea of just embossing will have to have ago at this one as I'm doing my first craft fair at the weekend. Glad you had a lovely day yesterday. Looking forWard to seeing you on C&C.
Take care sue

Debs xx

sheila said...

Thank you for that reminder, it's good for us to realise the dies can do so much more than just cut. I really love the colour of todays card, and the embossing and stamping are lovely

nattyboots said...

Shame you could not make the party Sue, but i just bet you had a good day anyway eh ? . This is a great way to emboss will be giving it a try. Elaine H X

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, I'm glad the weather was lovely for your birthday, not so great here, forecast is rain rain and more rain, what a good excuse to spend the day in my craft room and try out your latest card, I had forgotten that you can just emboss to get fantastic results, thanks for the reminder. LOL Lynne M
Have a great Tuesday everyone.

Phil D said...

Belated Birthday wishes Sue - hope you had a great day. Today is another inspiration - must try the embossing only technique - I know you have made some lovely cards with this technique - good wishes
Phil D

Becci said...

The colour is beautiful :) and so is the card xxx

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

belated happy birthday Sue! hope you had a wonderful day. as always your card is beautiful. thanks for the tip.

Luanne

Maggie said...

Fancy not telling your loyal fans it was your birthday! Hope you had a lovely day. These dies are so versatile it's good to remember they are for embossing as well. Looking forward to tomorrow. xx

Ladock girl said...

Love the colours on this card Sue. The moroccan dies are really special, it's a wonderful idea to just use them for embossing instead of cutting. Love Linda xxx

Julia Watts said...

Great technique on this card. Love, Julia xxxx

jane gray said...

Wow what a fab pink card. I just love pink and try a get a bit of the colour in all my cards. Will have to have a go with this one and od on my fav colour!

Take care
Jane:-)x

mell said...

Well happy birthday for yesterday sue hope u had a great day!! I have a birthday myself this wk. this card is quite different yet it works xxx

nesscraftyqueen said...

This is quite unusually bare for you Sue, very understated up quite pretty in its style and colour. Happy belated birthday for yesterday and yes the 'party' held in your honour was quite splendid, as was expected for such a fine member of the crafting community, a 'spellbinding queen' for sure, LOL
Crafting hugs
Ness

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card and technique. I did this ages ago but thanks for the remineder about it

Pity you missed the party last night cos I think you would have had a wonderful time lol
Sue xxx

Missmizog said...

Thanks Sue for reminding us how versatile Spellbinders are.
Sue

Ayelet said...

Wow!
I love this pink card!
And the embossing is gorgeous, gonna give it a try :)

Sonia Jones said...

I never thought of just using the dies for embossing. It gives a really lovely effect. I'll have to try this sometime soon! Lovely card but i admit to loving the bows!! Love the colour scheme used too . Have a great day. Soniax

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Great card. I love the pink and black colour combo. I have not tried just embossing on its own before. Will have to give it a go. Lots of love Tres x x x

martine said...

hi sue, what an elegant card love the colours, i love using spellbinders you can do so much with them,i have just themed a wedding using spellbinders die they look amazing, so once again sue for all the inspiration you give us all xxx
martine xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, First a belated birthday greeting from me, didn't know it was your birthday so hope you had a lovely time with your mom. Lovely card again and thanks for the inspiration to try this! Love Jean x

Cornish Emma said...

I love this card and also haven't used spellbinders just for embossing so will have to give it a go, also this would be good to keep the postage costs down, especially at xmas with so many cards to post. I love that feather stamp.
Emma

Maid of Kent said...

Love the card, and the colour, pink and black look so good together. No bows 2 days out of 4 must be a record. Looking forward to seeing you on c&c getting withdrawal symptoms for you. Lol and hugs Ann

Helen O said...

Good morning Sue, Im so sorry I didnt know it was your birthday yesterday, So Happy Belated Birthday, hope it was a wonderful day for you x Love the simplicity of card, the colour is scrumptious, you did a similar card in cream and black with the persian accents a couple of months ago, I loved that one too,as always tfs Helen O xxx

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, glad to hear the birthday wishes were a surprise hope you had a lovely day. Not sure about this card love the technique maybe its the colours dont know. will definitely be trying this thought. Week off this week so catching up on my card making so will have time to play with my dies. Hugs xx

Skybluepink said...

Love the colour of this one Sue. Hope you had a good day yesterday. Even though you showed me how to do this still hav'nt tried will do now lol maybe x

Debby Berry said...

Lovely card. I will try that technique glad you received happy birthday wishes. Yea. Xxx

Buttons said...

This is a fantastic technique for adding subtle detail. Love the clear stamping too. Thanks for your continued inspirations. Hugs, Buttons x

Heather said...

Hi Sue I love this technique it always gives a nice finish to your card and looks as if it took ages to make.
Hugs x

CraftyJo said...

Great technique, thanks for reminding us of it.

Rose in Chester said...

WOW - LOVE the colour. I tend to put a piece of copy paper between the die and the card because I find that the embossing is a bit severe and cuts into the card. Anybody else found that?

Christine said...

lovely subtle style, although not the colour!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Lelly Jelly said...

Belated Happy Birthday! At least I now know who Stevie Wonder and Grace Jones were referring to when they wished Her Maj 'Happy Birthday' yesterday!!!!xxx

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue, glad you had a good day yesterday, I had totally forgotten this technique so now I will be playing when the grandchildren have gone.

Maggie J said...

Hi Sue, I was surprised to learn that it was your birthday yesterday as it was mine yesterday as well. I hope you had a lovely day and it was of course good of the Queen to give a party even though we were unable to attend LOL. I was trying to keep mine quiet too, as I remember the Coronation street party!!! The card is lovely and as you say embossing can be as spectacular as cutting with the lovely dies as you have shown us. I look forward to your cards every day many thanks for all the inspiration looking forward to another year of lovely cards
Maggie J

Maggie J said...

Hi Sue, I was surprised to learn that it was your birthday yesterday as it was mine yesterday as well. I hope you had a lovely day and it was of course good of the Queen to give a party even though we were unable to attend LOL. I was trying to keep mine quiet too, as I remember the Coronation street party!!! The card is lovely and as you say embossing can be as spectacular as cutting with the lovely dies as you have shown us. I look forward to your cards every day many thanks for all the inspiration looking forward to another year of lovely cards
Maggie J

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A BIG happy birthday wish from me to you for yesterday, you sure did miss a wonderful party that the Queen threw for you lol. Now onto your card, love it, & yes I am one of those that only ever use my dies for cutting, BUT guess what as from today that is all gona change, I am going to TRY & use my dies to emboss with.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Simple but elegant I Love it. I've done this a few times now since you showed us and it gets easier as you go.
Thank you
Lizzie
(serial copycat)xox

evis said...

Hi Sue.

A lovely card yet again. I wish you could bottle your inspiration and sell it. I would be the first in line to buy it. Happy belated birthday.

Evis.

Gay, New Malden said...

Happy Birthday to yesterday Sue. Simple but elegant card.
Love Gay x

Sandybee said...

Never used dies just to emboss, so this will be another thing to try.

Belated birthday wishes Sue, hope you had a great day
XXX Sandra

salem said...

fab idea abit cas , love it

hollyberry said...

Yet again you show us all the things we forget that the dies can be used for.thank you for your inspiration.
Hope you had a lovely day yesterday and best wishes for the year ahead.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

i have done this a few times now i still think the results are amazing thx Sue x

Su said...

Thanks for the reminder - and what an impressive reminder it is! One of my fav colours - thanks Sue, when I can get back into my craft room I must give this a go! Belated 'Happy Birthday' for yesterday I hope you celebrated in style.

Su (Soop) x

Kate's Cards said...

Happy belated birthday Sue!! Hope you had a good day. Fantastic that they laid on that marvellous concert for you!!
Kate
xxxx

franzesjoi said...

ooh the card is soo sweet and soo girly... :)

belated happy birthday my dear sue!!! a good health for your and more bleeings to come..

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Saw you do this on C&C. Love this technique and have used the large Persian Motif in peach on blck ,which I was very pleased with. Happy Birthday for yesterday.

Ita said...

Hi Sue a very nice card abd i love tge colours, belated Happy Birthday wishes
Ita

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

Lovely girly card today, love the colour. I do hope that you enjoyed your birthday and celebrated in style.

Love Rosemarie xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Made me smile thinking of you pacing wondering how we knew it was your birthday lol.
This card is stunning in it's simplicity. The embossing and stamping are gorgeous.love the feather stamps and think Dusty Concord is my favourite colour.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

lilygee said...

Hope you had a lovely day Sue - It would have been so much more fun though if you could have made that party yesterday!! What a lovely but simple idea for a very elegant card and the colours are so nice.

Victoria said...

Belated birthday greetings Sue. xx
Love this technique as it provides texture and interest for the background.

Claveh said...

I love this idea Sue, thanks for the reminder, great card.xxx

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, will have to try this technique and love the colours that you've used.
So pleased that you enjoyed your special day
Have a great day
Caz xxx

Erica said...

Happy belated birthday Sue.
Nice card, never tried this but will give it a go.
Erica

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
lovely card, happy birthday for yesterday,
Margaret L

Dianne said...

Happy belated birthday Sue! I hope you had a fabulous day and that the year ahead will be a wonderful one for you.
Lovely card and - may I say - quite a different one for you to show us. Thank you.
Kind regards
Dianne xx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi sue,
The subtle shading and stamping make this a beautiful and interesting card.
Sonia x

Dawn Louise said...

lovely card, shows just how versatile spellbinders are x

connorsnan said...

Hello Sue thanks for the embossing ideas once again I have been "experimenting" all day quite pleased with the results your card as ever is beautiful and I really like the pink and black they work so well together love Gillian x

sued99 said...

I like the idea of making some cards really quickly but not looking like a quick make.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

I always forget to emboss with my dies, thanks for the reminder. I love the colours you've used and the finished card is gorgeous.

Sorry I missed your birthday yesterday. I hope you had an amazing day... Happy Belated Birthday!

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue I love this technique and have used it a few times since seeing you demonstrate it on CR&CR a while go. I love this colour and like the fact you've used the feather stamp as well. Must get it. Have a great day..xx

Lorraine said...

aww this is so pretty i love the technique you used for this one its a fab card xx

jayne denver said...

Hi Sue happy birthday for yesterday
i love the colour used another fab card
take care jayne

Margaret said...

Hi Sue,
You never fail to inspire what a super way to use the dies and yet another beautiful card
Do hope you enjoyed your special day yesterday.
Margaret

Margaret said...

Hi Sue,
You never fail to inspire what a super way to use the dies and yet another beautiful card
Do hope you enjoyed your special day yesterday.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

love the colour of this one hoping for some vintage car and vehicle dies
need something for men's cards

jane stillman said...

A great card Sue, like a lot of the other comments, I haven't tried this, but will be very soon. Hope you had a great birthday, and wish you a fabulous year ahead x

Lucy said...

OK, OK...I'm convinced I need this Moroccan die. I think I drool over every card you make with it. I'm new to die cutting, so really appreciate all the little "inside" hints about using them. Using the die like this and NOT using the mat when doing the 2nd one are going my reminder list. Thanks, Sue, and so glad you had a nice day. I'm sure your card from HRH is in the mail.

Barbara said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday, shame you werent here for the celebrations you would have loved it!!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, super card...yes I admit, I do tend to forget about just embossing with the dies! Carole Z x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Another lovely card, If/when I am stuck for an idea I go back through your blog I just know I will find an idea.
Thanks again for your brilliant inspiration, Bren

Vick McClean said...

Oh but i didnt know, like many others, you sneaky little tinker you, Happy Birthday for yesterday, see that's what you've done to us Sue, you've resorted us to Birthday Belaters LOL...not sure if thats a word but it is now...love the card its awesome xxxx Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YTChannel vixcrafts

liz spooner said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue! Liz S.x

baconbits said...

hi Sue, this is a super card and yes i for one need reminding that i can just emboss.
have a great day.
tfs
hugs
amanda x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you hope you had a wonderful dayxx

Loving the card today really nice colour choice. I do like the embossing with dies technique I also used white card and a snowflake die for Christmas cards.
Hugs Annxx

nikkib said...

You cant keep anything quiet, esp when you are loved so much... glad you had a good day.

I like this technique, just shows you what you can do with the dies instead of just cutting and then embossing them, why cant you just emboss and get a design, great and one I'll use..... x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Very unusual colour but love it. A technique that you often forget to do, so it's great having you here to remind us! Glad you had a good birthday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Ria said...

Hi Sue
You are right some of us do forget that we can just emboss, that we do not always have to cut. This card shows the finished look from just embossing and what a result.
Ria

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card and I love the colour. It's a good reminder that dies don't have to cut.
Nikki x

Linda said...

Hi Sue, this is lovely, I keep forgetting that I can emboss without cutting I am going to give this a try myself. Loving the feather stamp too.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Belated birthday wishes, hope you had a lovely day!

Just loving the colour and design of this card, the stamping & embossing, great combination of materials and technique and the little reminder of the versatility of the dies.
Thank you

Kind regards
Lara xxx

Sue said...

This is a absolutely lovely card hope you had a great birthday Sue hugs xxxx

jan01253 said...

love the colours and the simplicity of this card. wow
janetx

Rach83 said...

Oh Sue, this is so WOW! I have been thinking of an embossing design for a little while now and you've just spurred me on to do it! Stunning colours and that inking really highlights the gorgeous dies.

Thanks for sharing your extraordinary talents. I hope you had a great birthday yesterday. Sorry I missed the chance to wish you all the best on the day.

Rachel x

john said...

what beautiful card the colours are fab and happy birthday for yesterday
debbie xx

john said...

what beautiful card the colours are fab and happy birthday for yesterday
debbie xx

lynda said...

Wow embossing with the actual die i must try this technique the card is gorgeous thanks Sue Lynda x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card Sue

Very clever use of this die, this is one of my favorite dies which I use all the time

Vie
x

mags said...

Hi Sue. Happy Birthday for yesterday. Really need to try this technique out with my dies. Your card is lovely and like the addition of the stamping.
Mags
x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Nice card Sue I never thought of using my dies to emboss without cutting
Hope you had a fantastic birthday yesterday and you got some nice gifts
Take Care
Theresa x

Barbara said...

I am already a follower and enjoy visiting your site. WOW you have so many followers and so many leave comments!!! I am jealous. I love this card and had not tried this technique. I surely will now!! Happy Birthday...I also have birthday candy on my blog since my birthday was yesterday. Great people are born in June. Hugs

CathyinMN said...

Thanks for reminding us that we can emboss only if we want to with these dies. Happy belated birthday!

Emily H said...

Oh wow! This looks awesome!

Moni said...

Beautiful card, love the color combo. Hugs,Moni

Purpleali said...

I love this idea - it is so simple.

michele said...

I've never tried this method, great to try something new

Planetsusie said...

Ooops! I was so busy having a look at the card Julia made for you Sue that I was then distracted and forgot to leave my comment! Couldn't leave it out altogether because it is such a beautiful colour (to start with). Yet another technique I have to have a go at. It really does show that you can use these dies for so many techniques - you just have to have a brain which thinks outside the box!!! Brilliant example of 'embossing'. Just love this card.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Sue, Birmingham said...

Belated birthday wishes Sue! What a gorgeously rich colour for this card, the black swirl sets it off perfectly! Sue x

jordiegirl said...

Sorry I missed out on checking in here yesterday.

That's a lovely card - I will give that a go as I do believe I have that die.

Becky Dunham said...

Beautiful card Sue! I love the way you embossed off the edge - great technique :) Hope you had a fabulous birthday!

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD,SO ELEGANT.SUZYD X

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Oh great Another technique I never thought about. That's why I'm soooo glad I'm signed up to your blog. The inspiration and ideas from you are endless. Keep up the good work. :0)

Cassieajh said...

Sue
This is so different from your normal cards I had to look twice, I love the idea but I am not so sure about the colour, it just not seem you so how, but it is still a beautiful card. Allison x

magpie said...

Hi Sue glad you had a lovely day despite scratching your head on how it was found out! Nothing wrong in getting excited like a child when it's your birthday! Keep those child like feelings there (for everything!). This card is lovely Sue. The added feather stamp & distress ink on the embossed die make it so effective xx Love Karen xx

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I've tried embossing with the Parisian dies with fab results.
Love and light.
Suz x