Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Each New Day

Hi there!  This is a different look for me, but I was really pleased with the way it came out.  I have tried very hard to photograph this card so you can see the debossing on it but it still looks embossed.  I used a new That Special Touch mask called Meadow Mask and inked the mask itself with Clear Perfect Medium.  I used a piece of milk coloured card, but I added some Scattered Straw distress ink to the base of the card first.   Because the entire mask area was inked, I would not have been able to add that colour afterwards.  The inked and embossed area would act as a resist.   I then placed the card face down on the inked mask and ran it through my GC with the tan mat and pink embossing plate.  That transferred the ink to the card and then I clear embossed the debossed area left by the mask.  Even as I look at the picture, the mask area looks raised to me, but I assure you that it is the debossed area on this card.  I used an anti static pad on the background then stamped my sentiment in the open area in the mask and clear embossed it.  Next I used Tumbled Glass distress ink and worked my way in from the edges, making sure the ink was lighter in the centre.  I then used Chipped Sapphire distress ink around the edges for a darker gradation of colour. Once I was satisfied, I used a tissue to remove any ink from the embossed area of my background.   I matted the finished piece with a combination of dark and light mats and some piercing to help frame and finish it.  Another very quick card (no bows or nesties either, can you believe it!), but a very pleasing result that can be used for any occasion by just changing the sentiment.  All for now, Sue x

146 comments:

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - early today with my commnet today! Like it - clean and simple.
Rgs
ClareW

auscrafts said...

beautiful card ,very different from your usual style ,I think this card needs to be seen in the flesh rather than scaned to see the full effect of the embossing folder

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, one thing you give us is variety, I am amazed at how many different designs you come up with. This one is delightful, you make it sound so easy to do that I think I will give it a try.

Wilma

Mac Mable said...

Good morning Sue. I like the technique and colours of this card, quite atmospheric. Would love to see it in the flesh too, to appreciate the de-bossing effect. Another winner and thanks for sharing it with us. Beverley x

Karen R said...

A very different look, expect that the debossing would be clearer in real life, but I do like the effect xx

Pam said...

Hello Sue, a very different effect today but very clean and simple. I like the way you give us so much variety with the dies and embossing folders. Well done.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, yet another fab example of how versatile your ideas are. Love the colours and make up of the card, and the sentiment is just right. Bx

Julia Watts said...

This is so effective. Love, Julia xxx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Todays card shows how talented and versatile you are, you come up with such amazing ideas and are never boring.
Hugs x

Maryann said...

WOW this is absolutely gorgeous Sue, and I just simply LOVE it.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,

I have just started inking or using inks so this is a nice way to think about how to do something like this. Thanks

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. I have this mask but the card i made certainly didn't come out as good as yours! Lovely card Sue, really pretty. i think a bow would have been too much.

lestim said...

Hi Sue, I just plain like it. Best wishes Lesley xx

hauiline said...

Hi Sue,

this card is so wonderful!

Greetings from Germany.
Anja

Joesgrandma said...

Good morning Sue. Great card. Love the colours and the design. Thanks.

Desiree said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card. The way the photograph came out just shows it would probably look just as good embossed as de-bossed!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very tranquil card today, I like it. I love the new Mask, the whole card is very ethereal to me. Simply lovely, and the colours are beautiful together. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

cebelica said...

Very nice!

baconbits said...

Morning,
Wow ust love this card, the way you come up with new and different ways to use our stash is simply amazing. Your talent has no end.
You are simply amazing.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, absolutely beautiful..saw Ally Reeve demoing this a few weeks ago and was wow'd then too! These masks are just brilliant, so versatile,I use them all the time, Carole Z X

franzesjoi said...

clean & beautiful! :)

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very different but beautiful, I am hooked on embossing at the moment most cards have some somewhere.
We have some rain today so might get some card making done.
Happy crafting
Tina x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
You are just so talented, love the different cards, I wish I could stamp like this, I need to practice more, lol.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

Vick said...

Hiya Sue,
I love this card it is so 'natural' so 'organic' funnily enough i couldn't see the 'deboss' either, only emboss but then on the first pic if you look at the left hand corner of the 'embossed' corner you can finally see its debossed, isnt it weird how the eye sees something totally different to what is actually there!!! Love it, and i will be looking out for this mask cause i really like it xxxx Hugs Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
YTChannel vixcrafts

Jane in Spain said...

Love it - unusual but adaptable.

HiggiSue said...

Another Fabulous card! Not got any masks yet but looks like I will be off spending so I can try out this technique.
Sue H xx

HiggiSue said...

Another Fabulous card! Not got any masks yet but looks like I will be off spending so I can try out this technique.
Sue H xx

HiggiSue said...

Another Fabulous card! Not got any masks yet but looks like I will be off spending so I can try out this technique.
Sue H xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card it looks so serene and the sentiment is just right. Very useful idea could be used for so many occasions thankyou for sharing.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Celina Dee said...

Gorgeous Sue, a lovely image to see first thing this morning (apart from my children of course)
Waterford

debs said...

Morning Sue OMG what can I say it absolutely beautiful the colour are lovely
Take care

Debs Artliff

kelly said...

WOW Sue this is gorgeous! Absolutely love it,will now need to add masks to my list of things i really need!!!!
Kelly.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

A very different card from you today but I really like it! Love the effect you can get from masks and the graduation of the blue makes it look stunning. Love Jean x

kimberley said...

Sue delivers the goods again.Very different idea and one that is very pleasing to the eye-must try it out,take care,x

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card could be for male or female .not used masks but might have to try now.
Marion

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, very different for you but I like it. I'm a happy girl today as I have managed to get hold of the "Tied together" embossing board :) brought two for good luck! Hugs xx

Heather said...

Simply love this card this is right up my street!! I will definitely try the debossing :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! So different and so beautiful!
The embossing is so effective regardless of whether it looks in or out, simply gorgeous!
I love the colours you have used!
Thank you for this lovely creation
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

martine said...

Hi sue oh my what a stunning card, its so diffrent,it would make a great male card xxx
martine xxx

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the look of the mask.

Clare x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
an amazing card today. It looks just like you have cut around the mask, and then layered it. Wonderful clours too. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

hazel said...

Morning Sue gorgeous card i thought you had sat and cut that all out when i first looked at this card. This is absolutely stunning and i have that mask so may well have a play today seen as it raining here. love the colours used too xx hazel

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - very different for you but also very beautiful especially the verse - I love the colouring - have never tried masks but after looking at this I will certainly be having a go.
Janet x

Ladock girl said...

Love this look, so effective. Linda xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Such a beautiful card!
I love the colours and the Sentiment too! So different but still so you. Lovely card Sue !
LoveMarg

Cdteach said...

That is a really beautiful card. It has made a great feature of the mask.

Jan

Cdteach said...

That is a really beautiful card. It has made a great feature of the mask.

Jan

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning and beautiful. Love the verse as well.
Have a good day.
Lydia
x

Wendy L said...

How stunningly different. xxx

nattyboots said...

This Card looks very Serene ,its simple and clear and the verse is beautiful.

I have a Couple of Masks but not put them to good use yet,must give them a go

Take Care
Elaine H X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
It looks debossed to me, love the whole card and effect. Great use of inks, i love the resist technique.
Emma

Lacelady said...

Hard to get my head around the debossing when it looks sooo like the opposite. I have a few masks, but so far haven't found a suitable sandwich for my big shot pro to make them work properly.

Carolyn B said...

Another lovely card Sue. I have this mask but not used it yet, so must have a go with this technique.
Carolyn B

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

i havent got any masks so will now have to put them on my need list stunning card reminds me of early summer mornings

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - love this clean and simple look, you're so versatile! Have some masks but certainly haven't used them enough - the perfect reason to have a go at this card. TY. Kathy x

Janice K said...

Very effective! x

Maggie said...

Good morning. Thank you for this card. I think one can become obsessed with spellbinders and this would make a lovely change. What a beautiful card and one I would be so pleased to achieve. Lovely. xx

Marleine said...

Hiya Sue,
Like the card. Very gentle and simple. Love the illusion of embossed. Would suit many occasions. X

Ruthie said...

Genius pure genius

Lin W said...

Very different for you Sue but i like it
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
I love the way the colours glow on this card and your eyes are drawn into the sentiment, this card would be suitable for any occasion, another winner.
Have a good day, Love Bren

Lelly Jelly said...

Such a lovely, simple card Sue

Rose in Chester said...

Wow, Sue...
This looks like a beautiful portrait............
Have to get my brain round what you did, but am confident I'll get there.

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,

Such a peaceful card with the wonderful sentiment and more new techniques to try
love from Jackie D

hotpotato said...

There's no bow Sue!

lycar123 said...

Simply beautiful Sue. I have only just got my GC and am slowly coming to grips with it ,your cards are a great inspiration to newbies like me. Thank you

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is really calm and peaceful, and would also make a good man's card. Beautiful.


Love Rosemarie xx

Margaret said...

How different yet still so beautiful where do you get all your ideas, they are just fantastic. It is said variety is the spice of life and boy do you give us some wonderful spice! I really love the sentiment.
Have a great day.
Margaret

Sue - said...

Like it! Very different.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
I really love this card very different so calming. Love the mask.
CarolatHenlow

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is so different for you and I love it, clean and crisp, there is so much to take in. The sentiment is perfect. I am really into my embossing at the moment and have the mask on my wishlist, must try this technique.
Have a greast day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is gorgeous, love that sentiment.

Kate's Cards said...

Very different this one and I like it very much!

Phil D said...

Thats a WOW card Sue - love it -yes to my eye it looks embossed but the coloring tells me its debossed. Great innovative work - the sentiment and mask design are so complementary.

Phil D

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
well i would be very pleased if i had done that. Yes like it a lot. Think you stopped with the ink in the right place.
Yes quite an illusion looked embossed to me too hehe. Still looks great.
Brill job.
born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingorth@hotmail.com

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Now this is the 'Sue' I love. Inky, dramatic and definately a big 'Wow' card. Thanks for letting us see her again!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

gwen70 said...

Lovely card, so different from usual

guffie said...

love this card Sue i have used this mask to do something very similar, but instead i used a stamp with different grasses, and i was very impressed with the result. cutting all the bits out though can drive you nuts lol xx gail

Von said...

A lovely fresh card Sue :)
Von ♥

barbiepinkfairy said...

beautiful and relaxing!

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love it, its so different.
Margaret L

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love it, its so different.
Margaret L

Ayelet said...

Very different and very beautiful card. I wish I could see it in real, to see the de-bossing :)

Victoria said...

Marvellous scene and a beautiful sentiment.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue very different and just beautiful!

Christine Hussey said...

Very different Sue but I do like it, simple but classy. These masks really are beautiful. Hugs Christine H xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love this mask i have this one and done a few different techniques with it and now i have another. I love the card
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Christine said...

A beautiful card, but it looks beyond my capabilities! I shall aspire to it.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the card. It's funny how the brain plays tricks on us when translating 2D images to 3D. It expects it to be raised so that's what it sees.
With love & light Theresa. H

pam said...

beautiful card..will have to try this..pam

lesley said...

Hi sue love this card and it shows you don't always have to use dies,bows etc to get a lovely effective card love lesley xx

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue - I love the sentiment you've used. Pat x

angiec said...

oh my that is excusite

Evas Pyssel said...

What a wonderful card. I love those stamps with sentiments. I hope there will be a big box to grab in at AllyPally sept.like last time.
Love Eva

Buttons said...

Gosh, you seriously restrained yourself here Sue and I love it. Hugs, Buttons x

CathyinMN said...

I really like this card. I, too, wish I could see it in person to see the debossing better. The sentiment goes very well with the mask.

Vie Carter said...

Clever card and fresh


Vie
x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue,

Very different from your normal style but non the less beautiful.
I will have a go at the debossing you explained it all very well
Janet

CraftyJo said...

Love this! The close-ups do show the de-bossing a little, bet it's gorgeous in real life.

sue said...

Hi Sue, just come back from a few days away and catching up with all your cards which are really lovely. I love the one for today and I really like this resist technique.
Hugs Sue M xx

Craftychris said...

Love it! The mask is gorgeous xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
Very different for you but its still
a beauty love colours too.
Nancyd xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a very different card from your usual style but nonetheless very lovely. Love Sam xxx

Victoria said...

A very fresh looking card and really effective. Different!!

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Sue, What a wonderful card. I initially thought that you had fussy cut the masked image. What a great technique. Thanks for sharing.

jane stillman said...

Another fabulous card Sue, love how you have used the mask and the inks x

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Love this idea, where do you get them all from??
Don`t have this type of mask so looks like I NEED to have this. Will have a go with what I have a see the results.
Have a Great Evening

Patricia

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - this is so different and yet soooo beautiful. I really love this one, the colours are perfect to use with this mask. A brilliant idea.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

nikkib said...

Wow, a different card from you Sue but one I love just as much as the cards you make using Spellbinder dies, love the mask, fresh and summery.....

utilitygirl said...

Very pretty card Sue, sounds very complicated to me but I love the effect you have created. xx

Maid of Kent said...

Really lovely card, so different from your usual style but a beautiful card. Hugs Ann

Barbara said...

Very different card from you today Sue! I love that you always keep us on our toes and you never know what kind of card you are getting next. Like clean and simple but also like bows and pearls so I cant lose!!!

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Charming, calming, peaceful. Just lovely.

Erica x

Roma said...

really diferent, where do you get your inspiraion?

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue Love this card you are so clever. x

lilygee said...

Really like this card Sue - a lovely design
love lilygee xxx

Lucy said...

Either way you look at it (embossed or debossed), the card is lovely!

ang said...

lovely card, love the colours of the distress inks look really good together angxxxx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, you are the Queen of Ink!!! The effect is gorgeous!
Sonia x

Laura O said...

Another fab card Sue.Different from your usual card but equally beautiful.Laura O

Claveh said...

Sue, this is particulary lovely, what a beautiful card. Thanks as usual for the inspiration.xxx

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

So different but still a stunning card Sue, Thanks once again for your generosity and inspiration.

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous and yes it does look raised x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A beautifully simple card Sue. No bells and whistles but still beautiful. I keep meaning to try this technique out so now you've given me the push I need. ;0)

Meg said...

Really like this card Sue but I think I would like to watch a demonstration of how to make it.

Margaret O

sheila said...

They say variety is the spice of life, so you must be full of flavour as you certainly bring us creativity variety

Sue Parish said...

Whoopee! I've got the Meadow mask and haven't used it yet. So I was thrilled to see it on a lovely Sue card - and with all the instructions. I've printed them out and can't wait to have a go!
Thank you Sue,
Sue xx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
This card is so different to your usual ones
But it is fantastic I love it
Theresa x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hello dear friend,
This card is outstanding; different and a work of art.
As you will know by now I love Spellbinder based cards and I also love your lovely stamped creations, but I love it even more when you bring in more messy and inky creations. I know it always encourages me to get my masks out so I am sure it does the same with others.
Hope all is well with you. Hugs Linda x

Lisa said...

Stunning effect Sue and i love it!!

Lisa
xx

dragonswing said...

This has got to be one of my favorites!!!! So many possibilities with it.

Heather said...

Simply love this card this is right up my street!! I will definitely try the debossing :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue diffrent

Barney Bear said...

I* like this one Sue A good 'all rounder' card...Thank you

salem said...

very mystic like it

Moni said...

Lovely card. hugs,moni

Helen O said...

Very nice Sue, it does look embossed though like you say the white looks like its standing out, I dont think that matters though, thank you Helen O xxx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...a very lovely serene looking card...I use masks a lot for my backgrounds and they always come out great using my GC.
Take care. Deborah. :)

Jane said...

Very different

Jane xx

Yvette said...

a beautiful card Sue, and a new way to use a mask, i can't wait to give it a go at the weekend

Dawn Louise said...

Beatific it's fabulous. I've recently done something very similar, and I loved the results x

Angela said...

Great card, think I need that mask

jennywren1947 said...

lovely need that mask keep saying not going 2 buy anymore craft stuff 4 awhile oh well we females have 2 change our minds sometimes lol
hugs chri

Maggie said...

Unusual card.
Maggie x

magpie said...

Whether or not is meant to be de bossed or embossed this a lovely card Sue. You do such a multitude of different things that make each card unique. Beautiful mask & love the sentiment too! xx Love Karen xx