Saturday, 30 June 2012

A Good Friend

Hello everyone!  An easy black and white card for today.  I love the way that detailed dies look when simply embossed into plain card.  I had to have a go at it with the Vintage Lace collection.  First off, I stamped my sentiment in the lower corner of the card.  I placed the two largest dies in the Vintage Lace set across the card and taped them into place and cut apertures.  I set the largest die cut aside for another card and used the smaller one in the larger opening.  I cut one more of that size to layer them up for a more lacy look.  I cut three of the smallest round shape in the set, two to be used in the smaller opening on the card and the other one to layer up in the centre of the larger opening. I added a couple of flatback pearls to the centres for accents.   I used the dies again to simply emboss the card this time.  I taped the largest one in place over the sentiment.  I used the other two in the top area on the card.  Before embossing, I did place a piece of copy paper over my card before taping my dies in place, though as this helps to keep the dies from cutting through the card in places.  Once the top was finished, I mounted it over a piece of black and white decorative card.  I added a black mat that I pierced and one thin mat of white for contrast before my final black mat.  Sorry no place for a bow on this one, but still a fun card to make. Hope you like it.   All for now, Sue x

152 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue as usual you deliver the goods. Wonderful card love the embossing and of course you can change the colours from black and white which is so classy to anything you like.

Wilma

Jan.moogie said...

Well Sue another different card and how lovely to see that embossing. Too often we forget that these dies are so versatile. Thanks for reminding us.x

Jan said...

Morning Sue, very effective card and would work in many colour combinations and for those who like less of a bling effect great!

Debby Berry said...

Woe The designer of these does must be so proud. They are beautiful. You can't find them yet in the US but they are back on create and craft so I ordered the accents for a second time. Love these. You are the best.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card. Great idea we tend to forget to just emboss with the dies, well I know I do. Just love the black and white combo too. Have a great crafty Saturday everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Clai01 said...

Really versatile card design that could be used in many colours.
love it and thanks for posting it.

Clai01 said...

Really versatile card design that could be used in many colours.
love it and thanks for posting it.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

More elegance and what a lovek sentiment.

Maryann said...

Soooooo beautiful and so elegant is this black and white card here, and it´s just sooo elegant, but still so easy to change the colors depending what it´s used for. Wonderful result as always Sue.

marg said...

Hello Sue
So Elegant! and I still manage to cut through when I try to emboss like you ..perhaps I need the GC,lol and not my old faithful Cuttlebug still one day! ..then I maybe half as good as you !
LoveMarg

Felicie said...

Hello Sue.Great idea and a beutiful card.
Felicie

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I agree with everyone else, a really versatile card that could be any colour combo, really liking this style of card, it can be done with any dies really, but the Vintage Lace dies are lovely.
Have a great day everyone
Happy2craft

Pam said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card - black and white goes so well, very classical, but so adaptable toother colours anddies. I love the lacy look.

Heather said...

Good morning Sue this is a very elegant card and thanks for the tip about placing a sheet of copy paper over the card first before embossing.
Hugs x

nannapat said...

Lovely classic style Sue. The simplicity of it really shows the detail in these lovely dies. Pat x

lestim said...

Hi Sue, this is such a good way of showing different techniques. The aperture can be used in many ways, I for one always forget that the remaining card after a cut also has a use. So far I have not been lucky embossing with the dies, I shall try your copy paper technique. In fact I am going to make this card my apprentice piece and keep practicing till I get it right. Best wishes Lesley x

guffie said...

Good morning Sue, i love this card aas you say a simple card but truely striking in the black and white. I must admit to forgetting about just embossing but must remember as it makes a lovely background xx Gail

baconbits said...

Morning, What a wonderfully dramatic card for a Saturday. I love monocromatic cards but - black and white is up there as my favourite.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Cassieajh said...

I can't wait for these dies to arrive from the US so I can get them! The card is beautiful Sue

CraftyAnn said...

You cannot beat black and white, this combination and your skill for designing, makes a truly stunning card.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
You have done it again!!! wow! what a super card. I always forget about just using the dies to emboss on a card they give a great effect.
Great design could be used with loads of different coloured backgrounds.
Have a great weekend

Patricia xx

Karen said...

Very pretty card, love the effect of the embossing xx

Carole Z said...

LOL Sue, as soon as I looked at this card I could see one of your 'signature' pieces was missing...the bow! But you are right, no room on this one and it really is another stunner, which certainly doesn't look like it was an easy make! Carole Z X

Granny Ado said...

More embossing......are you trying to remind ME about doing this LOL. I keep forgettiing you can do that...so thankyou for another lovely reminder.

Anonymous said...

Howdy Sue,Yes another great card I need to be having a full day to craft to try to get a batch of your"easy" cards done....even one would make me do "the happy dance". Thanks as always
Mabex

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
Your new dies make this technique look complicated even though you call it one of your simple cards. I think it would have been spoiled by adding a bow, it's just right as it is.
love from Jackie D

Joesgrandma said...

Beautiful lace dies Sue Like the card and am buzzing with ideas Its lovely XXX

dutchess said...

Morning Sue....oh how I love your dies and do you know what me thinking outside the box used them on some patterned absorbent paper to make some coasters for my tea cups...really posh and colour coordinated!!!! love the card! take care Margaret

kimberley said...

another stunner Sue-I love the fact that the dies can be used for embossing on ther own to make stunning backgrounds,take care, Kimx

nattyboots said...

Another striking card Sue , black and white always looks special to me, yes even without the bow .
Have a great weekend.

Elaine H X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a dull morning in Burgundy
I love this card so simple but so effective. I never thing of using the dies to cut into backgrounds must remember to do so.
Janet x

Val In Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. I just love the simplicity of this card. I have the dies and the word stamps. Sadly the cards I make with them don't match up to yours but this is one i can copy today. Oh to have your talent. My thoughts are with all the people in the UK that have problems with flooding.

Jane in Spain said...

This one I really love!

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. Black and white so useful for many occasions.take the pearl away and replace with a brad, you have a good design for a ' mans' card that is clean and elegant. So useful. My mind is buzzing with ideas. Brilliant. X

sheri said...

Just found your site. Cards are lovely and I am looking forward to seeing many more.

Lucy said...

The black/white combo really makes the details stand out. I like the embossed on the background, too. A bow on this one would have been too much, I think, as much as I love your bows.

hotpotato said...

Sue no trade mark bow...you're slipping.LOL

Erica said...

Something different. Nice but prefer your usual style. Erica x

Janice K said...

Classy and elegant, love the monochrome look!

Moni said...

Fab card, dies are great, and fab colour combo. HUgs,moni

Sue Yorkshire said...

Lovely elegant card sue

I love the more simple layouts it let's the more intricate dies chance to "shine"

Sue. X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another simple but stunning card. I must try this one, keep forgetting you can emboss with the dies. Love Jean x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another gorgeous card again today, I love the apertures you do on your cards, they are so effective, I will have to give that a try. Beautiful, although I'm sure you could have fitted one of your gorgeous bows on somewhere ha ha, I'm a 'more is more' kind of girl ha ha. Gorgeous card, Sue. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
What a great card, elegant, sophisticated, understated and beautiful. Must try this technique of embossing.
Have a good day everyone.
Lydia
X

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
Wow this is an unusual card for you but very effective.
Love and light.
Suz x

Dawny T said...

Simple but elegant. Just love the different ways you use the dies.
But missing the Sue Wilson trademark of bow and bling.

HiggiSue said...

Lovely card and thanks for the embodying technique. I have had a problem with this in the past but never though of using a layer of paper over the base card
many thanks.
Sue. H x

Mac Mable said...

Good morning Sue..love the classy colourway and thank you for reminding us about just embossing with the dies..missed your bow but this card din't need it x Beverley

Debbie Tinks said...

NICE CARD SUE

HiggiSue said...

Whoops spell checking missed... embossing. it should read!

Victoria said...

Great embossing, again showing the versatility of your new dies.

Sandybee said...

Simple but so very effective and what a beautiful sentiment

xx Sandra

Jane said...

I really like this one Sue no embellishments, but I don't think it needs it.

Jane xx

pinkcraft said...

classic black and white

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
just been catching up with your FAB-U-LUS blog (been away for a few days on boat cleaning duties), love ALL your lovely cards.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

nmty said...

hi Sue, I love the design of this card, it is just stunning.

lv norma

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card and sentiment. xxx

sued99 said...

A lovely card that's very adaptable.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the black and white combo, but this design would suit any colour combo.
I made a start on my christmas cards last night using the poinsettia dies, will send a picture to show you later.
Happy crafting.
Tina x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Simple amd soooo effective, these die are so delicate.The black and white sooo classic. Thank you for the tip of embossing the background, I tend to foreget to use them like that, it will change now. The sentiment is lovely. No need for a bow today.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs June xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
Well simple card but effective . fantastic joyce.e

angiec said...

i think this would be good for a mans card, it reminds me of cogs

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Love black and white together. I have now plucked up the courage to just emboss and am so pleased with the results. These dies have so many uses when you sit down and look at them.

Love Rosemarie xx

Lacelady said...

Great use of the dies, and it doesn't need a bow today.

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

As always a beautiful card. Simple
but very effective with the embosssing and the patterned card behind it. Useful too as it could be done with some many different colours.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card really pretty.

Clare x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, more inspiration, the card is classic and elegant. Bx

debs said...

Morning sue what a wonderful card I love it when you do different cards. Love the colour. Like how you emboss the card. My christmas die arrived yesterday going to have a play with them today as its raining once again.
Take care Sue

Debs Artliff

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super and very elegant ... and what a lot of lovely comments you have ... well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

nesscraftyqueen said...

Hi Sue, now this is a lovely example of how you call easy or simple designs that look beautiful and as if considerable design work went into its production. This is a lovely card and I actually have the supplies to emulate this card so I might just do that over the weekend.
I hope you have a lovely weekend
Take care and crafting hugs
Ness xx

hazel said...

Morning sue lovely card xx hazel

Shahab said...

Good Morning Sue,
It's a liitle grey outside the window today, but how your card brightens up my day, love the embossing I also love the sentiment used just finishes the card to perfection also I hve to say love my favourite colours, thank you so much for sharing, looking forward to tomorrow's surprise, Hugs Shahab x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another gorgeous card! I love the embossing and the black and white colour combination (which always looks good). The dies are lovely and although I don't have them yet, I'm sure in time I will.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card really like the embossing. This would lend itself to other colour combinations too.
Have a good day
Margaret

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I like this card very much. Still waiting for the Vintage Accents so can't try it just yet. I wonder how it would work with the Moroccan or Ironworks dies? I have a special 60th birthday card to make so will be spending some time today going through my 'loved' pictures of your cards and hopefully get some inspiration from them.
Hope your week-end is dry and bright.
Frances

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
How simple but how effective. Lots to look at and take in and not an embellishment in sight. Great job.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Maid of Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
What no bow or bling!!! but still a lovely elegant card. Sometime the recipiant prefers a card without any "frills" and this would be perfect for them. LOL Ann

CraftygasheadZo said...

This is definitely a Zoe Card! Lol while I adore pretty and elegant things I'm not an overly girlie-girl, so sometimes I like the intricate designs without all the bling and bows. Superb as ever, Sue. Zo xx

Sue - said...

Hi Sue - yet another lovely card - very elegant!

Christine said...

Simple, but as beautiful as your more elaborate cards.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Linda said...

A very pretty card and sentiment. Linda x

Cornish Emma said...

A lovely card, it just lets the dies do all the work, without the need for embellishments.
Emma

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Black and white..to me there's always an air of sophistication with this colour combo.
This is a beautiful card, the embossing and die cuts are lovely, as are the backing paper and layout.
This is indeed (even 'bowless')a beautiful creation!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

KellysKards said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love black and white it always looks so elegant.

evis said...

Hi Sue.
What a lovely card! Unfortunately I do not like black on a card but it would look good in another colour. I also do not have the die but do have others that would do just as well Will get the die when it is on general release as I will not buy from C&C anymore.
Have a great day.
Evis.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue I think elegant is the word to describe this card.It could be done in any colourway which is useful.Also although bling and bows are great you do need cards without as well.Just wonderful.

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful, I love the clean, crisp look of this card and love the black and white, one of my fav colour combos. A x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I have not tried making a card in this way yet with the appertures but will certainly give it a go. Your vintage lace dies do look really beautiful all layered up in white. I think it is a wonderful card. Very pretty. Love Tres x x x

Hellma said...

Great card Sue , love the enbossed look, such a shame i can,t get this to work, i always end up with the embossing cutting through.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I keep forgetting to do an aperture card like this. I love black and white as it is very clean cut. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anthea said...

No surprise this is yet another amazing card.....Wow. Wish I could spend a week with you just watching how you work and come up with such amazing cards. hugs xx

Vick said...

A very effective card, time consuming with all the cutting out but simple too, although if you give it to a non-crafter they'll think you spent forever making it, lol!!thankyou for the idea Sue, im buying your dies soon when Sam gets them in which isnt long now!! xx Hugs to you have a good weekend, Vick xxx
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gwen70 said...

stunning card Sue, so simple but elegant

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Wow beautiful card you can't go wrong with black n white combo i think nearly everyone loves it.
My Knee wouldn't let me do nothing yesterday so couldn't get to my craft/comp room to make comment on yesterdays card it to was a beauty
Thank You
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Maggie said...

Great card with a simple message that isn't overwhelmed. Still not sure about those dies though you're slowly winning me over. xx

AnneRD said...

Embossing is so effective and I do like the apertures the dies make. Anne x

Susan White said...

What a beautiful card Sue - the design could be used for a range of occasions and is simple but sophisticated. Love it!! Susan

salem said...

never thought to emboss this way. fab card, lace , black ,white, cant go wrong"!"! off to watch murray will he win lol

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue,
What can I say, another great card.
Margaret L

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue

A very elegent card that would work in any colourways, but love the black and white, and finished off with a beautiful sentiment.
janet

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
I love Black and White cards and this one is really lovely the background embossing is georgeous
and the sentiment is perfect.
Thank you once again Sue for all the inspirration you give us.
Have a good day, Bren

Rose in Chester said...

Another beautiful card - love the idea of layering up the pieces. Will certainly try that method.
Sue, you're brilliant

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Hi Sue
I really like this card even though it doesn't have a bow! LOL Sometimes cards don't need bows and bling to make them stand out X ;0)

Barbara said...

Classical black and white, so pretty and those dies are on my wish list.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Love this card..Love the embossing and layout of the card, and of course your BEAUTIFUL dies...:)..Please keep designing such lovely dies like this with even more Lace...:)..Enjoy your day...xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, just love the simple,stylish elegance of it. One that can be adapted to create a wedding, birthday,anniversary card etc.Thank you Sue. B.W. Carolyn H x

Carol said...

hi sue
what a beautiful card love the way you have done the background.also the way you have cut out the die shapes from the b/card. the colour
of the black/w card looks great. will have a go at this on one of my cards
as others have said you can do this with any of the dies/or cards.

Love Carol xxx

Anonymous said...

Black and white cards are my favourite, dramatic

Kelly Petch

Planetsusie said...

This is brilliant in black and white Sue - love the way you have used the dies. It is a great design and lovely sentiment.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Disco Queen said...

Just beautiful! With Love & Light Theresa.H

deniseann said...

Hi Sue. Love the black and white,
another triumph. (No Bow ? )

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

love the blaCK N WHITE THINK IT NEEDS A BOW THO

Sue, Birmingham said...

I like the aperture idea, it can be so versatile with so many different shape and paper combinations, lovely! Sue x

Ladock girl said...

This card is one of my favourites, its so effective. Love Linda xxx

Carol H said...

Being relatively new to using dies I didn't think about using them just to emboss, a definite technique to try. Love the simplicity of the card.

Vie Carter said...

Love this card

I must have these new dies of yours Sue, so lovely

Vie
x

Claveh said...

I love this card, great dies, great colours and great bow! Thanks Sue. xxx

Linda said...

Gorgeous card! Loving the monochrome look and the way you have embossed the card is gorgeous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. xxx

Victoria said...

This lattice looks amazing in black and white!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning, I just love black and white. I will be giving this one a shot tomorrow (won't be as good as yours tho! they never are!) but it's fun trying! Love Sam xxx

Shazza said...

great idea, love black and white x

Anonymous said...

hi sue, you have done it again, a lovely card, cant wait to see you on C & C again, you give such useful tips and wonderful inspiration to us all.
sharon

Laura O said...

I do like this card Sue even if your usual bow is missing .Love the way the embosing looks.A very pretty card Laura O

Sue B said...

What a really lovely card, black & white always looks so sophisticated. Got to get these dies.
Sue B

sheila said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Extremely delicate and very feminine. Just right to send to a really close girl friend

barbiepinkfairy said...

Another winner with me! How do you do it Sue?

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I really don't know how you keep up with the demand for cards - both for to show on your blog and for shows, etc. I just make cards for close friends and family occasions and I find even that is a challenge, it's so hard to find the time. I think I heard you say once that you try to make 3 cards per day! I can't manage 3 in a week! So here I am wishing I had a job like yours! Keep up the good work.
Joan B.

liz spooner said...

These dies are really lovely Sue, you can see the detail really well. Liz S.x

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, spent the day with grandchildren so now relaxing looking at your gorgeous card, your dies really are beautiful. Needed to be reminded the dies can be used just for embossing so thank you for that. Easy you say, maybe but it would still take me ages to complete LOL! Hugs Christine H xx

Tracie Carmody said...

I saw this on C7C last week and it inspired me to do some cards where I cut out of the card then use the middle as you have done. I love it x

jordiegirl said...

Looking lovely Sue

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue, another sensational card, and just what I needed for an idea I was already working on, so thank you for your great inspiration as usual.

Rebecca " The miss Haven " said...

Lovely card sue :)

AnnR said...

A sensational card Sue, when are you next on our screens?

lilysmum said...

Hi Sue,nice card-even without a bow ;-)has one of my favourite sentiments on.
best wishes to you. xx

Maggie said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card.

Alison K West Yorkshire said...

Well done Sue, you've done it again :)

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
I rarely think to do apertures - I should do them more often.
Love your Vintage Lace dies. haven't embossed with them yet, though I have with other Spellbinders.
Don't think this card needs a bow - much as I love your gorgeous bows!
Hope you're having a good weekend,
Sue x

melanie said...

So beautiful must get these dies when they hit the U.K Melanie

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
What a Stunning and Elegant card this is..Love how you have embossed the background with the Dies which i always forget you can..Need to give that a go..Take care Hazelxx

Ayelet said...

Such an elegant card.
Love the embossing :)

Buttons said...

Don't think this needed a bow Sue. Beautiful. Hugs, Buttons x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Great card Sue, different ideas for us to follow, dont know how you do it... Must try embossing without cutting

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card as always love all the embossed detail these dies are just gorgeous.
Hugs Rizwana xx

nikkib said...

I do like the embossing onto a card, its so deep..... and the classic black and white is so stylish... lovely card again x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
This is fabulous and the dies look so good embossed into the card.
A very elegant card without any over the top bling etc.
Hugs Linda x

Helen O said...

Love the lacey look on this one Sue, I know ive already said it but your new dies are gorgeous and so versatile, Love the monochrome and surprisingly I can cope without a bow on this one, its pretty enough without, thank you Helen O xxx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...an unusual card today...I haven't thought of just embossing with the dies, but will try it in the future.
Have a nice day! Deborah. H :)

magpie said...

Hi Sue, this card is so different with the embossing around it. I love the black & white, very effective. Can imagine it in a few different colours, like peach, teal, deep red..... Nice card Sue & yup, no need for the bow..... xx Love Karen xx

Gray said...

Hi Sue, I keep forgetting to do an aperture card like this. I love black and white as it is very clean cut. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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