Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sunny Sunflowers

 Hi friends!  This is another of the floral cards that I did recently using the new stamps from Creative Expressions.  These sunflowers are from the set called Festive Florals and they are lovely.  You also get to have a sneak peek of one of the upcoming releases from our Couture Creations line of embossing folders called "Melody".  This one hasn't been officially released yet but it will be here before you know it.  I for one, think it is lovely and plan on putting it to a good workout!  I stamped the bottom corner of my card, then inserted it into the folder and ran it through my GC.  You could stamp this afterwards if you wanted to though, since the pattern is contained to a specific area on your background.  On the top of the background, I simply stamped my sunflowers a couple of times in black archival ink.  I stamped the sunflowers once more on a separate piece of coconut white card (from the neutral card pack) and coloured them with pencils.  I cut them out and then took a black marker pen around the edge to remove the white cut edge from showing.  I mounted the flowers on foam pieces and placed them on my background directly over the same area inked in black.  You get a nice pop of colour on a black and white card.  This is a kind of spot lighting technique (it is usually done within a cut out circle area.)  I pierced the edges to finish it off and you have another really quick, but pretty card I think.  All for now, Sue x

145 comments:

Pam said...

A simple but elegant card today, The sunflowers are lovely and I like that just the front ones are coloured. It makes it look so much more elegant that way.

Marianna Hammer said...

What an elegant card. I love these white cards, with very little color. Beautiful :)

Marianna Hammer said...

What an elegant card. I love these white cards, with very little color. Beautiful :)

debs said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card wish I could stamp like you. this card is a cheerful and elegant.

Debs Artliff

jayne denver said...

Hi sue what a lovely fresh looking card
Simple and clean
Thanks Jayne

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue I don't stamp often but this card inspires me to give it a go. Very elegant but simple. Love it.

Wilma

Jan said...

Morning Sue, I really like this as I love stamping and colouring so all my favourite elements combined?

joy said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely fresh looking card very elegant. just love it .
joyce.e

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue another beautiful card with just a little pop of colour.Would also be nice just monochrome.

lestim said...

Hi Sue, again another clean and simple card that are always so elegant. Best wishes, Lesley x

Vick said...

Oh wow Sue what a different card for you hun!! i like it though x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another very different card, I love where you have placed the flowers. I am not really a stamper but I will have a go at this with a large floral stamp that I have.
Thank you for all the inspiration
Have Great Day

Patricia

melanie said...

Great elegant card , Melanie

Felicie said...

A simple but a very beautiful card Sue.
Felicie

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another brilliant card. Love the sunflower stamp. It's a pity the embossing doesn't show up much on the computer screen. The little bits I can just make out looks great though. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Debby Berry said...

Wow another style very cool. Looking forward to the new items.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. You never cease to amaze me. Every day a different type of card. This one is lovely. Simple, clean and very effective.I think this is something I could tackle myself. Thankyou.

zerena said...

morning, lovely and cheeful stamp simple and elegant. All the best Zerena

AdrienneQ said...

So simple so beautiful

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I totally agree with all, simple but elegant, I like the white cards with a hint of colour, very elegant. I like it when you post something different into the blog, it keeps us thinking, thank you.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Well for you this is a very simple card but striking all the same. I do love those sunflowers! Love Jean x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this card is lovely and very effective. Love that embossing folder. Bx

guffie said...

Morning Sue what a lovely fresh card nd i really like that embossing folder you have used will be looking out for that one xx gail

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - Sunny flowers for a sunny day (at last!)- 30C here today - too hot for me!
Rgs
Clare W

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda Dekker

auscrafts said...

I like this style of card ,very elegant

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - Thank you for today's card and particularly the subject as at the moment a lot of the fields around me here in Burgundy are full of beautiful sunflowers - when you see a complete field on a hillside they are spectacular so I love love this card -will be on the look out for the new emboss folder too - once again a big thank you Sue.
Janet x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful, elegant card with some gorgeous sunflowers for a vey hot and sunny morning here in the UK! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly pretty card today, loving the pop of colour from the sunflowers, love that stamp too. The embossing folder is another 'must have'. Sadly no 'bow', but a very pretty card indeed. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Laura O said...

This is a very pretty card Sue.Sunflowers always look lovely on a card.Laura O

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the flowers and embossing folder.

Clare x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card those sunflowers are so pretty

Love that embossing folder

Sue xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the simplicity of this card, as I do not stamp I have some lovely decoupage that might work as well, love the embossing folder that will be on my wish list.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Janice K said...

Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers (the other being Poppies!), and this card showcases them beautifully. Thank you.x

Christine Harrop said...

This is a beautifully simple card Sue. That splash of yellow is just enough. Christine x

marg said...

Hello Sue
Sunflowers are such a happy Flower, an elegant card Sue!
LoveMarg

Marleine said...

Hiya Sue,
Yet again you surprise us! Lovely bright sunny card. Really like the embossed back. X

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card very summery and elegant xx hazel

scofessex said...

Morning Sue, What a striking card I love the contrast between the colours.

SC

Karen R said...

Pretty card Sue, very restrained with no bow or bling. Like the new embossing effect. xx

baconbits said...

Morning,
What a very pretty card and the embossing folder is definately on my wish list.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
What a simple elegant happy card just right for the sunny day we have today.
Can't see the background very well but I'm sure its lovely.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Cdteach said...

A really beautiful card with some texture but the main focus being stamping. Stamping is my first love so this is a style I will replicate.
Have a good day the sun is shining and after all the rotten weather we've had I'll be out in the garden enjoying it - so no card making lol

Jan

barbiepinkfairy said...

Different and elegant. Love it!

Wendy L said...

More unusual for you I think. Pretty flowers. xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Simply beautiful, I have a friend that is mad about sunflowers, so I have an ideal excuse to make this one!!

Love Rosemarie xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - am really liking these 'clean and simple' cards you've been showing lately. Love black and white with a pop of almost any colour, and these stamps are gorgeous - off to rummage through my stamp-stash to see what I've got that will work! TY. Kathy x

Sonia Jones said...

Another super card. Sue you really do come out with some super ideas. Sonia x

Marion said...

Hi Sue like the simplicity of this card ,i am running out of words to say as every card you do is lovely.
Marion

Victoria said...

This type of card gets a massive thumbs up from me! Classy and elegant!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
love your card, sunflowers will always cheer up my day.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, A stunning simple statement card. Very useful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
What a lovely simple card!
Loving the stamps and from what I can see of the embossed background (can't find my specs at the moment)it looks gorgeous!
Have a great day
Lara xxx

Christine said...

Simple and stylish. A great idea, again.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card just love the sunflowers they are such a happy flower and this stamped image is so clear Thankyou for the idea of running a black marker pen around the cut edges that's great will use this one.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Joesgrandma said...

I have always been a fan of the focal colour within a monochrome setting. This card really appeals Sue. Love everything about it. Thanks.

gwen70 said...

What a gorgeous card Sue, love it

alimecca said...

Another lovely card - like the look of the embossing folder - one to watch out for I think. The sunflowers are lovely as well.

dutchess said...

Love the card Sue.....the stamped image is just lovely.....take care Margaret mp

sue said...

Morning Sue, love the card today, the sunflowers are so pretty and I like the way you've just coloured the front ones. The embossing is lovely too.
Love Sue M x

Oksana said...

Beautiful card. Love the sunflowers.x

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love everything about this. Great sunflower stamp (I would like to try cutting out the centres of the decoupaged ones and micro beading them). I like the new embossing folder very much too,
Have a lovely day. My POTW Spellbinders arrived yesterday afternoon, so I know what I'll be doing!
Sue x

salem said...

clever, pretty card

Victoria said...

Very effective Sue, with just a burst of colour. I can't leave white space on my cards, but I'll have to try because it's a nice look!

Jane in Spain said...

Another very versatile technique to use on manu cards with different stamps. Lovely - thanks Sue.

Sandybee said...

A great idea to just colour the front flowers Sue.

xx Sandra

kimberley said...

Another lovely card sue-you never fail to amaze me with all your diverse ideas,take care,x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Simple and elegant, the sunflowers are gorgeous, must get these stamps and the embossing folder is going on my wishlist.
Love the clean crisp effect and thanks for the tip of colouring the edges after cutting out the stamps.
Hae a great day everyone.
Hugs June xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh this is lovely, love how just the front ones are coloured.

Carol H said...

What a lovely fresh looking card, I like the little but of colour, very elegant.

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue - that embossing folder looks as though it's a 'must have' for me. Pat x

HiggiSue said...

Lovely card Sue. :-)
Hugs Sue H xx

nattyboots said...

Less is certainly more on todays card love it , just love it.

Take Care
Elaine H x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
can't wait for these guys to be demoed by you.... I love spot lighting but think that this is even better. Thanks for sharing

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Another lovely card with a cheery feel with just that splash of colour. Great to make one feel sunny and bright. xx

Carolyn B said...

What a lovely card....I love the new embossing folder and looking forward to it hitting the shelves!
Carolyn B x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Asunny card 4 a sunny day wonderful

Mac Mable said...

Clean and simple with a pop of colour x

Heather said...

Good morning Sue WOW what a stunning card sunflowers are my favourite flower and have them all over my house. The simplicity of the card is so elegant and I am so looking forward to being able to get my hands on the embossing folder.
Hugs x

Moni said...

Gorgeous simple card. Love the sunflowers. Hugs,moni

hotpotato said...

very striking.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue

Its great to see some different cards from you, yet still put dies and embossing to good use. Love the sunflowers (and mine are now in flower with the sunshine) so i must get this set of stamps.
Emma

angiec said...

hmmm not sure about this one

Maryann said...

A great yet different look here, but it´s actually looking pretty cool. I think.

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

A sunny card which certainly matches the weather.

Good to see more stamping.

Erica x

Ayelet said...

Lovely card.
I love the "Melody" embossing folder.

Heather said...

Lovely Sue very delicate and elegant proving that sometimes 'less is more'! :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
love the decoupage stamp. Gives great dimension. Smashing colour. I must get my hands on that embossing folder lol I NEED IT lol.
another card in full song
born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

lesley said...

Hi sue I love the simplicity of this card I always feel like I need to put loads on my cards or they look bare!! Lol will be giving this a go thanks love lesley xX

lesley said...

Hi sue I love the simplicity of this card I always feel like I need to put loads on my cards or they look bare!! Lol will be giving this a go thanks love lesley xX

Claveh said...

This one is really pretty Sue, thanks for the idea!

Elizabeth said...

Morning Sue, I love this technique so effective and simple.
Elizabeth x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely elegant card
Margaret L

Planetsusie said...

I love stamping Sue - it really is my favourite thing to do in crafting. This card is simply beautiful - sometimes with a stamp like this it is certainly a case of 'less is more'. It is such an elegant design and it's nice to have a sneaky peek sometimes!!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Christine Hussey said...

A lovely clean, simple and beautiful card Sue. Love the sunflower and the embossing folder. Hugs Christine H xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Doing catch up today, yesterdays card simple gorgeous, todays i thought NO Sue's not done this it's to flat and to plain BUT you did and its a WOW you have given the idea that this can be done with assorts of floral stamps, super!
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Back from two weeks soaking up the sun and feeling refreshed and ready to go having brought the sun back with me and I'm so pleased to see Sunflowers on your page today as I had a quick look to catch up last night and saw Christmas - which I just don't want to think about at present! This is a very nice card, clean and simple, thank you. Hope you are enjoying your holiday with your mum
love from Jackie D

SusanP Kent said...

Afternoon Sue!

This looks really classy. Gorgeous. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Best Wishes, Sue

jane stillman said...

A fabulous card Sue, I just love the simplicity of it, and I can see that embossing folder going into my basket! lol x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I first saw this card in your email and thought I wasn't very keen on it but when I went to your blog for a better look I changed my mind. I do like it! It's fresh and clean looking Another thumbs up from me. xXx ;0)

Vie Carter said...

I like this stamp very clean and not 'fussy'

Lovely image

Vie
x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, brilliant card, I love stamping and you do it so well. lovely embossing folder.

Can you please show the white Christmas card with the 2012 Tree on it you had on C & C. It was gorgeous and I would love to try and follow your design.

thank you
regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Sue - said...

Lovely "sunny" card to match today's weather!

CathyinMN said...

Very nice card. Love the splash of color.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, As everyone else says, this is an elegant card..:)..xxx

sued99 said...

What a beautiful card.

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Simple but very effective and as always so beautiful. Are my eyes playing tricks no bow!
Margaret

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD,LOVE THE SUNFLOWERS.
SUZYD X

Craftychris said...

Fab card - I adore those sunflowers! xx

Roma said...

Simple, clean & elegant. Love the new embossibility,

lilygee said...

Very nice - simple but effective and eye catching.
love lilygee xxx

nikkib said...

Clean and Simple again but stunning, love this card Sue..... x

Helen O said...

What a lovely sunny card, suits the day so well, I'm getting more into stamping from attending a couple workshops, so new ideas are fabulous. Ive got to say, Ive got bow and bling withdrawal though Sue, I need a a new Sue special ;-) Helen O xxx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Adorable card, love sunflowers and have some stamps of ones. Love the design and the pop of colour. Superb Sue! Zo xx

Anonymous said...

You've given us a taste of summer Sue with this card and the sun has managed to shine here in Cumbria for a short time today! So pleased you have used some stamping to show us your ideas in this field. Love the card Sue.
ValC

Jane said...

Love the lay out of this card but not a lover of the flower stamps.

Jane xx

CraftyJo said...

I love the spotlighting technique and this really appeals to me, a very lovely card.

Sue B said...

Love this card although I do miss one of your wonderful bows.
Sue B

Ladock girl said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the sunflowers. Linda xxx

sheila said...

Lovely sunflowers on a lovely sunny day. Really like the stamping and then adding dimention with the same stamp cut outs

Dawn Louise said...

Great card. fab to see some more stamping. thanks for the sneak peek too x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, a very elegent card the new embossing folder look good
Janet

legendary lady said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful classy card,anyone would be happy to receive a card like this! :0)

PaulineC said...

You use stamps so cleverly Sue. Gorgeous card.

Lacelady said...

Very pretty - simple but effective.

Linda said...

So elegant and love the way you have showcased the sunflowers.

Hugs
Linda xxx

brenda said...

A different card Sue simple and elegant, love the sunflower stamp x

Tracie Carmody said...

A simple looking but elgant card. Love this and a good idea for what seems like a quick make. Lovely x

mags said...

Love sunflowers and loving the simplicity of this design.
mags
x

Meg said...

Sorry Sue but this card is not to my liking. I do like Sunflowers a lot but not this particular stamp.

lynda said...

HI SUE AT LAST MY COMPUTER IS UP AND RUNNING AGAIN I MOVED HOME TWO WEEKS AGO AND JUST GOT SET UP AGAIN,
A VERY ELEGANT CARD I LOVE SUNFLOWERS
SO FRESH YOU CAN ALMOST SMELL THEM.
LOVE LYNDA X

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, the consensus seems to be very elegant. Love it when you get stamping, it doesnt need a bow just perfect as it is.

Carol said...

hi sue

what a lovely card so fresh and clean looking. love the new e/folder
I am not a very good stamper but
keep trying.saying that this card looks easy to do.I will have a go with some flower stamps I have to
make this style of card.and thanks for keeping me trying all the card styles
you keep coming up with sue

Love Carol W xxx

Belinda said...

Love sunflowers - thank you for the inspiration!

Belinda

FreshScentsScotland said...

what a gorgeous card, love sunflowers and they are perfect for todays sunny weather!!

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love your spot lighting technique. The flowers really pop. With love & light Theresa. H

Bosquie said...

Lovely bright, cheerful and summery card.XX

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
What a fresh crisp card this is..Really beautiful...Take care Hazelx

Debbie Tinks said...

love the card sue

franzesjoi said...

beautiful sunny card!!! :)

magpie said...

Hi Sue, this card is lovely. I love sunflowers, they're such a cheerful colour & these stamps are gorgeous. Love the embossed background & also the bit of colour on the flower to break up the whiteness. xx Love Karen xx

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...A very different card from you today...I like the new embossing folder though...and sometimes less is more.
Take care. Deborah :)

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Just lovely Sue,
Really love the one corner stamping, it is so classy.
Love Linda x

Yvette said...

Wow, really like this Sue, very different in style but as stunning as ever