Monday, 23 July 2012

Make A Wish

Hi there my crafty blog friends!  Dandelion wishes for today.  I love this new stamp set and they are so versatile.  Here I have stamped it using a clear Perfect Medium pad and embossed it with white powder.  I used Mustard Seed distress ink in the centre of the image.  Next, I used Spiced Marmalade distress ink and blended it in to the outside of the image, using the yellow to gradate the colour outward.  I used Black Soot distress ink around the very edge as a shadow for the octagonal shape. I stamped my sentiment with a black archival ink pad.  I cut the octagon aperture out of white card and mounted it on foam pieces to recess my image in the frame.  I pierced around the edge of the outer white mat to complete the card.  All in all, this one took less than 15 minutes to complete.  You could easily change this card to any colours that you like and personalise the sentiment for your needs and still have a quick and pretty card ready to go in no time.  All for now, Sue x

163 comments:

Pam said...

Morning Sue, not too sure about this card. The dandelion stamp is lovely but orange is not my favourite colour and it also looks as if it needs finishing, maybe one of your lovely bows.

jayne denver said...

Hi sue orange isn't my colour but you can see the stamp is pretty I like the design of the card thanks Jayne

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
lovely clean and simple card today. I love the colouring in the center. have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

lestim said...

Hi Sue, yet another style from you. I think this card is amazing, I love it, clean, simple, perfect. Best wishes Lesley x

auscrafts said...

love the colours and design

Linda said...

What a gorgoeus card
hugs Linda Dekker

Celina Dee said...

Wow Sue another stunning technique.
Graduating colour like this is quite difficult.
This would look good in any coolour if done properly.
Hope you are starting to recover from the CHA.
It's pouring rain here in Ireland , hope it's nicer in your corner of the world.
Ire

Felicie said...

This card is so amazing Sue.
I love it.
Felicie

melanie said...

this looks stunning should imagine it was hard to do .Melanie

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
What a simply gorgeous card!
The colour is beautiful!
Love the stamp and layout!
Thanks for sharing
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue,love the stamp,the card design shows it to perfection. Mabex

jacqui said...

Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, classic and classy.
Rgs
ClareW

Lin W said...

this card is very different for Sue,but i like it very much,wish i could do the colouring as good as that,mind you the card you use makes a big difference.
xxx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,

Oh! orange is so NOT my colour.
Love the idea, I would have to use different colours, and possibly add a "bow"
Like the simplicity of this card
Have a Great Day

patricia-summerhousecrafts,blogspot.com

Patricia

Carole Z said...

Amazing card Sue, I love the colours..I've ordered this stamp, it looks so versatile and I'm looking forward to using it! Carole ZX

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue,Lovely fresh card today, love the summer colouring and the dandelion stamp embossing is beautiful. For me, this card is crying out for one of your beautiful bows and a pearl flourish, and then, for me, it would be stunning. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ali W said...

Simple, yet so effective. The saying less is more works in this case, I think it shows off the stamp to the best effect.
Hope you have ordered some great stuff from CHA? Take care Alison :)

debs said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card itks so crisp and clean. The Orange is a colour that wouldn't that chose but it works. I just love this card very much. Looks like I will have to buy some orange ink. Looks like you've had a good time this week at the show. Take care sue.

Debs Artliff

Karen R said...

Simply bur beautiful, I love the dandelion stamps xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue a very bright and cheerful card, love the stamp, I do have them but not used them yet. love Jean x

AdrienneQ said...

A bright sunny card. I love it

Christine Harrop said...

The orange is not for me but as you say it is very easy to change the colour. Otherwise I love it. The stamp is great and the clean and simple lines make it stand out. Christine x

Marianna Hammer said...

This is a card in a different style than your usual. But very pretty and elegant as usual :)

Mac Mable said...

I love the colours, bright and cheerful and also like the simplicity of the design without the bling on this one..I think this works just perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us. Beverley x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Woah, sunglasses time. Great staml but rather bright for my taste, this colour.

Jan said...

Morning Sue, love the simple technique I disagree with the previous comments on the need for a bow. less is more with this style of card!

Clai01 said...

nice to see you stamping again Sue, i think it would take me longer than 15 mins though..ha

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love this lovely but simple card for those 'I forgot times' when you need something quick but does not look quick.
Have a great day and happy crafting
Tina x

Laura O said...

Like the colours of this card and you did a great job blending together .A nice crisp card .Laura O

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue I love the colours and the stamp you've used in this card, such a simple technique but an amazing result.
Hugs x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
This is different for you, back to stamping just love it.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Carolyn B said...

Love the colours on this card....they certainly woke me me up this morning!
Carolyn B

nattyboots said...

Not your usual style Sue ,but less is more and the stamp certainly stands out with [ less ] im thinking , im not sure about the orange but im the same about yellow too just not my colours.

Take Care
Elaine H X

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card. I love the Dandelion and the background technique.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. A bit too orangy for me but I love the concept.

jane gray said...

Such a lovely, simple card and a chance to get messy. I love it. Time to get my stamps out i think.

Take care

Jane:-)x

Joesgrandma said...

Love the card, Love the stamps, love the colours and the cutout apperature

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I love the card, it is simple, and pretty. maybe missing a bow :-) Bx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Can feel the heat coming out of this card. If only we had a summer lol.
Smashing colours. Also like the shadow round the edge to get depth.Fab card.
Born again spellbinder

Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, The stamp is beautiful, shown to perfection with the graduated inking, might take me longer than 15 minutes to complete.
Less is more with this card, love everything about it.
Have a great day.
Hugs June xx

franzesjoi said...

simply beautiful... :)

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours.

Clare x

martine said...

hi sue what an elegant card love the bold colours xxx
martine xxx

Heather said...

Oh! Sue!

This is beautiful and so in keeping with this time of year and our summer which has finally arrived (at least in Kent that is!) I shall definitely be doing this one so clean and fresh looking. I love it!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Lucy said...

That focal image really stands out. I, for one, love the orange gradation. I really like dandelion images, but my yard is full of them and I hate them there! I don't think anyone but you could have this card come together in 15 minutes! ;-}

Marion said...

Hi sue I like this card but then i like all your cards.
Marion

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Wow this is so different from your trademark cards. It's simple, clean and crisp; just lovely.
Less is definitely more here and it certainly does not need a bow!
Good to see some stamping too.

Erica x

Marleine said...

Hiya Sue,
Well the sun is shining and so is your card. I would hesitate to use these colours but I love it. It will brighten anyone's day x.

hazel said...

morning Sue this is stunning love it so simple but yet so effective, note to self need to get this stamp xx hazel

Oksana said...

Beautiful card Sue. That stamp is lovely and really like the way you have created the background! Will have to try this technique!x

Antthea said...

Morning Sue. I think this card is great, lovely clean simple lines and the colour works really well. Need more practice with my stamping yet but Im improving :)Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
a very different card from you today, love the stamp.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

HiggiSue said...

Bright and cheerful card. I love it. l love how the aperture really gives thus card simple but effective dimension. Happy crafty Monday everyone.
Hugs Sue H x

Ann said...

Hi Sue


Beautiful card so simple yet stunning the colours you used are striking and the hexagon shape fits really well.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jane said...

Beautiful I may try this with a different colour combo love the dandelion stamp.

Jane xx

Wendy L said...

Simple and gorgeous, would look lovely in blues and purples. xxx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - love this card. The resist technique is one of my favourites, together with black shadow stamping which I think would also have looked good on this distressed ink background. Kathy x

Julia Watts said...

Love this stamp set. Every image on the set is usable. Julia xxx

joy said...

Hi Sue
Love thedandelion stamp not sure about orange and something is missing not sure what.
joyce.e

kimberley said...

Very simple and understated but looks as though it just needs a little something on the side-maybe one of your bows?take care,x

Von said...

What a lovely stricking card !
Von x☺x

Victoria said...

A very striking card Sue. I think these colours are perfect, like a rich sunset. Simple but striking.

Sandybee said...

Striking card today Sue, love the simplicity

Happy Monday everyone

xx Sandra

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A fitting card for this morning, sun is shining, it is warm, and the card is the same. I love the dandilion stamp, I like the clean, simple look, the focal element is a real eye-catcher. Love it.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

Jane in Spain said...

really lovely and simple.

Janice K said...

I bought the dandelion stamp set this weekend and love it. This card is beautiful as the inking is so effective. x

Elaine said...

Hi Sue what a stunning piece I adore that striking colour , your card is so elegant too, well done so sorry I have not commented for a while but I have been viewing though . Hugs Elaine

marg said...

Hello Sue !
The colour is like a warm sunset !
I hope the CHA is still exciting you!..look forward to seeing more new things.
LoveMarg

Ardilla said...

Beautiful card... love that strong orange and the white card!!!!!

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue I think this card is beautiful just as it is.Clean and simple but definitely eye catching-not every card needs a bow to have the WOW factor!(a bow on this card would spoil it't style!)

Maryann said...

A really stunning card here too Sue, and I love these warm colors too, it looks awesome.

Christine said...

Lovely, and so simple. It would take me longer than fifteen minutes, but i can see it's do-able in a short time!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

nesscraftyqueen said...

This is quite unusual for you Sue, no bow, borders, pearly dots or layered accents/motifs BUT I love it. That stamp is beautiful too. The whole design can only be described as 'understated elegance'.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Crafty hugs
Ness xx

sue said...

Morning Sue, I love the stamp, would like to see some pearls or a bow on the white but love it all the same.
Hugs Sue M x

Carol H said...

Another different style, very nice card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Great card. The embossing around the hexagon & piercing are perfect finishing touches. With love and light Theresa.H

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
What a great way to start the day. This is a great card.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - What a lovely bright and cheery start to this sunless day in Cumbria. Love it!
ValC

Rose in Chester said...

Beautiful card - seriously tempted to try it today.

Lindsay said...

I think these colours are nice and are different from your normal colour ranges Just change the blend of colours to other ones in the range and it would suit lots of tastes x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely card so fresh and bright it would be so easy to change the colours and it would look completly differant. LOVE IT
Have a good day, Bren

Vanessa said...

I love this card and the colours you have used. My 4yr old grand daughter calls Dandilion "pee-pee" flowers which was something I had not heard since I was a little girl. Vanessa x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a glorious day here in Burgundy - You have done it again - a simple statement card and very eye catching - I just love this card and its concept.
Janet x

Dawn Louise said...

I really really like this card sue, the colours the simplicity of it yet still lookin stunning. nice to see more stamping and inking on your card x

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Like the colour and love the octagon shape sets off the design perfectly. As you said so easy to do this card in any colour. Take care

Cornish Emma said...

Good Morning Sue, a great image to match the sunshine!
I absolutely LOVE this card, quite simple but so stunning, ideal for males and females. I really have to have these stamps.
Emma

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, so different from your usuall.
Margaret L

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Love the freshness of this card. As you say it could be any colour and also quick to make.

Love Rosemarie xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, This is very different from your usual style but it is still stunning in its simplicity!!.. I love orange, it's a bright, vivid colour and love the way you've blended the colours!! Keep your inspiration coming..:) Enjoy your day..:)..xx

Ann K said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, it would look great in any colour. The design of the card is so simple, it may be missing a "bow".
Lots of love. Ann K

Ruthie said...

Oh wow what a bright cheery card, just the job. Very different style for Mrs Ribbons, but I like it a lot.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a different card it as always is beautiful and so warm looking considering the weather up her in the north is blowing a gale and raining heavily just what I need
Margaret

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, not so keen on the orange but the layout of the card etc, is lovely take care vanessa xx

lilygee said...

A very lovely image - love the simplicity of this card - it says a lot.
love lilygee xxx

Sue - said...

I Love this card - more my style I think , not too fussy!

Maggie said...

Absolute favourite card this week. Suits the weather, sunny at last, and is simple, elegant, chic. Hooray for your clever brain and all these fantastic cards. Thank you! xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
I really like the simplicity of this card and most of the colours - not sure about the black - a bit heavy for me.

Claveh said...

This card is lovely Sue, I love the stamp too and the inks you have used look like you have brayered. Lovely! xxx

gwen70 said...

My favourite colour Sur, gorgeous card

AnneRD said...

Absolutely love it. Super colours giving the card such dimension. Clean and classy design. No embellishments required! Anne x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

a nice simple quick card

CraftyJo said...

Loving the simplicity yet versatility of this card.

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, elegant, it's all in the design. It certainly doesn't need blinging up, but you could if you really, really wanted to lol. Well done, I have a similar stamp which I will now sit and play with.
Sonia x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

this card is striking, I love the bold colours with the simplicity of the design.

Sue xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Simply elegant, what more can I day Sue.x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I'd love to try this for a Thank You card I have to make. Will need to use different colours as I don't have the fabulous ones you've used ;0)

john said...

hi sue
lovely card i love dandelions

debbie pugh xx

Meg said...

Love the Dandelion stamp but the colours are a bit too strong for my taste, but like you said you can change to whatever colour you like.

Margaret O

Lynn said...

Hi Sue

what a striking card ! Love it

Lynn xx

Sue B said...

A beautiful clean & striking card & would be so simple to do. You never cease to amaze us with your wealth of ideas.
Sue B

Sandra Lewis said...

Hi Sue, Just what I needed today, a lovely burst of colour! As we have no sunshine only more rain! I really love when you produce a card that is so different from your "normal" style, sometimes simplistic lines are what is called for, a Sympathy card, a note to someone just to say you are thinking of them etc. Kind Regards Sandra (Scotland)

Maid of Kent said...

Simple, understated and elegant. Love the stamp hugs Ann

salem said...

this is a very different, love the colour !! heatwave here sorry those with rain !!!! got wellies on standby lol

hazel said...

Good Morning Sue
Love orange it's such a vibrant colour and reminds me of a summer night when the sun is going down..On which i have not seen this year Yet...I ordered the stamp set and have just had an email that my products are on their way..You have made a beautiful clean cut card Sue
Hope you are well..Hazelx

Helen O said...

Good afternoon Sue, quite simply lovely, simple clean and effective. I don't usually do orange, but I saw this and I though how lovely, like a sunset. I think it would also look very nice in blue and dusty concord almost like a night time scene. Thank you Helen O xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Love it!!

Susan White said...

Love this card Sue - so simple, but very effective. Would also work really well with silhouette stamps in black. Just fantastic!! Thanks for the inspiration and keep them coming.

Susan

CathyinMN said...

I really like this card. So simple, but I love the bright splash of color. The dandelion stamp is wonderful.

Susan P, Kent said...

Hi Sue,

This is quite different for you - no bow and a very bright colour, WOW! Beautiful stamp too.
Loved the photos on yesterday's blog by the way.
All the best SueP

baconbits said...

Hi Sue, well definately a change of style for you, no bow or bling, but i love it. These stamps are cool, they will be winging their way to me soon. With the inks that you have used it looks like a sunrise/set and would look great with lots of sifferent stamps.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD,LOVE THE DANDELION STAMP.SUZYD X

jane said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card so fresh looking, completely different from your normal style.
Take care
Jane Llewellyn

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hey Sue

This is so eye catching, its lovely, very different from your usual style.

i love the crispness and finishing of it.

Much love

Amanda

Ladock girl said...

Very simple card Sue the orange certainly does pop out at you, almost looks padded. Linda xxx

nikkib said...

Love the way the colours stand out, a very 'clean and simple' type card and so versatile... I love this new stamp set and it will be in my stash soon I hope.....

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, A very elegant card colours
really make it pop.
Nancyd xx

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Hi Sue the card is so dramatic - the contrast of the yellow and orange with the embossed image and white card. My friend has just decorated her living room with dandelion papers and fabrics so I may well be taking inspiration for her birthday in August from your card.

Jacqui xx

Shazza said...

love this, perfect colours x

Barbara said...

Love the brightness of the colours!I try clean and simple cards and always find it very hard to not add pearls, bows or buttons, its hard to know when to stop.

Carol S. said...

Hi sue, Love it! A quick yet stunning card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Christine Hussey said...

Love this stamp Sue and the card does look simple and quick to make but only for experienced stampers :). Hugs Christine H xx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue what a tinning card, love the colours and design, makes me want to stamp.

Wilma

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this mot an orange person but simply striking. Reminds me of the opening credits to Tenko years ago if anyone remembers it!

jennywren1947 said...

what a new take love this way of using as a big frame
hugs chrisx

jennywren1947 said...

what a new take love this way of using as a big frame
hugs chrisx

Tracie Carmody said...

Love this card, gorrrrrrrrrrrgeous x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, so simple but so beautiful.
Janet

Rhonda Miller said...

This is stunning.

Planetsusie said...

This is a fabulous card Sue - I really really like it. Love the colours - we need to have brightness and light like this. I've bought these stamps (thank goodness) they really look fantastic.

Hope you are getting a rest now.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is very different, but also very striking! Love Sam xxx

nannapat said...

That USA sun has gone to your head Sue! No ribbon, no beads, just- clean and simple - very pretty. Pat x

mags said...

A very striking card Sue. I love the clean, simple design and it shows the stamp off to perfection. Lovely.
Mags
x

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card sue

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
I really don't like orange - but I LOVE this card! I think that because there's so much white around it and with the dandelion being white too, I am somehow able to accept it - and appreciate it. So not only will I try it, I will make it orange too! And that WILL be a first for me!
Sue x

sheila said...

Just the right card for lazy, hazy days of summer. A hot coloured card for a hot day.I like the graduation of colour, it's one of those techniques for me I either get it right first time and am pleased with it, or I spend ages tweeking it and never get it how I want it to look.

bluelesley said...

Good Evening Sue,

Nice card, quite a change from your usual posts. I really like it, looks quite simple but i would imagine looks are deceiving....
I have ordered this stamp off C&C along with some of the new dies...will be interested to see what i can do with them...

Crafty wishes
Bluelesley

Lorraine said...

what a stunning card i just love the colours and the stamp looks so pretty too and i love the paper pricking framed around the edge too xx

Bosquie said...

Stunningly beautiful cardXX

angiec said...

wow i love this the stamp looks useful for an array of different occasions.also love the oranges you have used

Vick said...

This card is awesome i love the warm colouring with the DI's it just goes to show you dont need anything other than some ink and some cut and dry, lol, oh and the odd spellbinder and ribbon, i cant believe you've only used one die here, it must be a first for you Sue in a long time, lol, very lovely card all the same, hugs Vick xxx
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Rufus said...

Lovely stamp set. While I'm not a big fan of orange, this works. Just goes to show that sometimes simple is better. Not to mention love inky fingers!
R/

Anonymous said...

I love this stamp set, beautiful card. I remember you did something simular a couple of years ago on C&C with butterlies going off the page. Best wishes

Edwina

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

I just love this frame technique Sue, and the colours are glorious. The idea of making a card in just 15 minutes really appeals to me - I must try this out!
Sylvia x

Buttons said...

That set of dandelion stamps is just amazing. Love the way the image is the main focus today. Hugs, Buttons x

Sally said...

I love this card, sometimes simple is so effective, stands out more because of that.

Can't wait to get some of the new spellbinders......

Are you doing any demos anytime soon?

Love
Sally

jane stillman said...

Just love this card, nice and summery, especially as the sun is shining brightly x

Moni said...

This is lovely card, simple. Hugs,moni

magpie said...

Love the bright orange & yellow together. Just had some flowers of my mum & dad with these colours! The stamp is stunning too & even better, how quick you made it! A lovely, simple card Sue. Brighten anybody's day! xx Love Karen xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hello Sue,
This card is simple but AMAZING. I love this so much. What more can I say. Hugs Linda x

lynda said...

WOW WOW WOW WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CARD THE ORANGE COLOURING IS LOVELY
LYNDA XX

Petula said...

Hi Sue, Another stunning card! You never cease to amaze me with your creations. So fresh and vibrant, fabulous.
I so look forward to seeing what you come up with next.
Love Pet x

Yvette said...

a lovely stamp and the colour is stunning, the rest of the card being plain really draws the eye, very clever