Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Thinking Of You Always

 Hi blog friends! Black, white and gold are the colours for today's card in case your monitor makes it look different!  I embossed the gold background using the Flora embossibility folder.  I extended it to do the entire background, even though it doesn't line up exactly.  I cut two of the large Vintage Motifs out of white card.  I cut them both in half, slightly offset.   I mounted the two larger ones on the top of the card and rthe two smaller halves on the bottom.  I stamped my sentiment on a strip of gold card and matted it diagonally across the card, covering the edges of the motifs.  I added two strips of black card with mounting foam to frame the diagonal strip.  I matted the entire background with a piece of white card for balance.  A pierced mat of black card was added to the back.  I tied a double bow using the gold silky crush ribbon.  I made a six petal flower out of black cardstock.  When the glue was dry, I dipped it in melted ultra thick embossing powder to create a porcelain flower for the centre of my bow.  I love the way these flowers look!  I added two black pearl stick pins to the bow and a swirl of black rhinestones to the top of the card to finish it off.  I hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x

160 comments:

Pam said...

Another stunning card today, love the colour combo, the bow is delicious and that black rose button is beautiful. A total hit, Sue

Razzamajazza said...

Soooo elegant! Jx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, absolutely gorgeous, love the bow and rose. The background sets things off. Beautiful.

Wilma

Linda said...

What an elegant card
hugs Linda

debs said...

Morning Sue so elegant I love the colours I love how you use bows with I could get mine as good. I must agree with pam the rose on your bow is gorgeous it finishes the card off. Sue ware do you get your buttons from.
Take care sue xx

Debs Artliff

scrappyjen said...

Love the colours. Bling, bows and Rose shaped buttons - what more could you ask for? Jenx

Anonymous said...

Superb Card Sue, I can see another storage box with lots of this fabulous rose inside, may use this technique for other embellishments too!! Have you used this idea for other than roses? I'm so impressed.Thanks Sue. Mabex

CraftyAnn said...

Stunning card and I love the idea of the rose. That's one I will be trying out. Thanks for the ideas, I only wish my brain worked like yours.
Take care

cebelica said...

Elegant and stylish. Awesome card! Hugs! xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, fab card, must remember to try the flower idea at some point. Bx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful design as always. Very classy. I must have a go at dipping my roses in embossing powder too, as I love the look of yours. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Buttons said...

That flora embossing folder is one of my favourites. Beautiful. Hugs, Buttons x

Desiree said...

Gorgeous! And that rose makes this a definite SueBow day!x

Jan said...

Morning Sue, like the card not sure the white with the gold works for me I think I would be out with the antique linen just to warm and soften the look, still,I would be delighted to receive it!

Jane in Spain said...

This is absolutely beautiful - I particularly love the black rose!

lestim said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, the rose is delicious. Brst wishes, Lesley x

Julia Watts said...

Very elegant card. Love, Julia xxx

Debby Berry said...

This is a very sweet cars. Lovely

Elizabeth said...

Morning, I love the idea of dipping the flower in melted ultra thick embossing powder. It creates a wonderful effect. Also like the layering of the sentiment across the card mounting the black strips. Must have a play with these ideas.
Thank you for sharing.
Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - I love the rose but think the sentiment band is too wide and heavy - perhaps it might have been better either thinner and/or with fancy edges? Just a thought
Regards
Clare

Clai01 said...

You would never think that the rose was just card, it looks stunning, absoutely gorgeous.

Joesgrandma said...

Great Card Sue. Embellishments are outstanding! TY

Laura O said...

Fab Sue love the colour choice its works so well .The flower is fab too sets the whole card off.Laura O

auscrafts said...

stunning black flower on a great card

kimberley said...

Another one that impresss Sue,take care,x

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love it have just completed a card in these colours. Flower is fab!

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card again. i am lucky enough to have the vintage motifs and they are a joy to work with. Although i don't aspire to be as good as you Sue i'm much happier with what I now produce.Thanks to you Sue.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another absolutely gorgeous card today. This looks a simple card to make but it is so elegant and striking. The 6 petal flower dipped in ultra thick enamelling is absolutely gorgeous, no-one would know that it is cardstock, I must give that a try myself. The bow, well what can I say - WOW. A truly beautiful card. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Very elegant will have to have ago at the flower, happy crafting
Tina x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another stunner! Love the rose and bow. Love Jean x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a georgeous card, love all of it, the bow is lovely and the black flower is just beautiful, they both sit like a crown on on that georgeous backgroung, you truly are an inspiration Sue.
Have a great day, Love Bren

Janice K said...

Gorgeous!!! Just love the rose, it looks amazing and I really must have a go at that technique, thank you Sue for the great ideas and inspiration. x

Maryann said...

What a stunning creation and just so elegant. I love what you did here, just perfect Sue.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
I just love everything about this card and as for the flower, it looks amazing, something else I must try! Thank you.
love from Jackie D

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ankther very elegant card.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - this morning is already very warm so it's going to be a hot one in Burgundy today.
Yet again another of your quick, simple but extremely elegant cards - I particularly love the flower it really does look amazing -
Janet x

Maggie said...

Good morning. It's raining again so another day crafting coming up. Will have a go at making a porcelain flower. Will try with the aster to see if that's just as stunning. xx

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - another classy card and that rose is just stunning! Who'd have believed that could be done with just a bit of old card?! Thanks for the idea. Kathy x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue.Another winner I love the
flower with the embossing powder it
really looks like porcelain.
Nancyd xx

Ladock girl said...

This card is amazing Sue. I absolutely love the rose and to think it's made from embossing powder to create the effect, that's definately one to try. Love Linda xxx

Anthea said...

Wonderful card, can see why several people thought that the rose was a button thats a very clever technique that I must have a go at some time. Hugs xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
A really lovely card ..... I love the flower, and of course your Dies!
Love Marg

yorkielass said...

A truly elegant card, love everything about it. The bow is fab and the black rose button is amazing. Will have to get the ultra thick embossing powder out as I have all these dies.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs June xx

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, gorgeous flower.
Erica x

Lucy said...

Whoopee! I think this is one of the several EFs I ordered today, though could be mistaken. It was a process of elimination to keep my number down -- ha! This is such an elegant combo. Nice work, as always.

Sandybee said...

Very elegant and I love the flower done this way, something else to try

XX Sandra

Victoria said...

I love the diagonal sentiment band across the card. Very effective. The only problem I have when I do big bows like yours and place them at the edge of the card is trying to fit them in the envelope!
Anyway, I've had a few peeks of the new summer dies and can't wait to see what you do with them all!

Heather said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is so elegant I love the colours, style and the embellishments. I have a melting pot and use UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder) on flowers,toppers, die cuts etc, it gives them a look and feel of porcelain which I love.
Hugs x

nattyboots said...

A beautiful card it looks so chic and as for that rose WOW ,i think this is my favourite Sue, well until the next one .

Elaine H X

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Another winner. The rose is fantastic. I have some Ultra thick powder in many colours from Australia, they would look great on flowers. Must try them.
Evis.

Sue Yorkshire said...

This is beautiful Sue and I love that flower....

Sue xxx

Marleine said...

Hi Sue, very pretty card. I love the rose and enjoy making them myself. X

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, this is a beautiful card!! I love the colour combination...:)..Enjoy your day...xx

nesscraftyqueen said...

Really pretty card as usual Sue.
Have you ever done a card that has never seen the light of day, I doubt it! lOL
crafting hugs
Ness xx

Linda said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and loving the layout. WOW I love the rose it looks like porcelain and is stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I had forgotten about making porcelain flowers I have done then from parchment before and they work lovely. will definitely be trying my interpretation of your card.

Victoria said...

This card really allows the embossing to sing!

Craftychris said...

Fabulous card and the porcelain flower is awesome! xx

sue said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, colours and embossing but most of all the flower and bow, gorgeous.
Hugs Sue M x

franzesjoi said...

wooowoo another stunning card, sue!!! wooowoot porcelain rose :) beautiful!!

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

simply elegant love the rose have never tried doin it

perhaps someone can help me do u need a melting pot or would a saucepan do

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue the colours today are so very elegant and the flower you have made is amazing.

hotpotato said...

very elegant.

Granny Ado said...

What can I say? I have run out of words for all your lovley cards. They are all soooooooo gorgeous.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, The colours look great. Love the porcelain flower. I haven't done it with hot embossing but used to do it with Glossy Accents. A beautiful card for someone special. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the look of the flower. Fab card.
Beverley W

Amy Prior An Aussie Scrapbooking Diva said...

WOW what an amazing card! I just love the gold with the Black & White and the layered doilies are too cute!

AnneRD said...

Lovely embossed background, so effective and beautiful porcelain flower. Anne x

nannapat said...

Those colours look so good together, a truly delicious card. Pat x

loftylass said...

Another gorgeous card Sue. Love what you did with the rose. Beautiful. tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Wow yet another stunning card you never fail to amaze. I think this would lend itself to other colour combinations too. Wonderful!
Have a good day
Margaret

Wendy L said...

Beautiful. I love the swirly gems. xxx

Carol H said...

Such an elegant card - lovely colour combination.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Just love the flower, it looks like it is made from black glass, another pretty card, love that gold card, hope you are able to get it for your next shows, lol.
Have a great day everyone
Happy2craft

Mac Mable said...

Oh what a clever idea with the flower, never heard of that one before. Love the colours and the bow as always x Beverley

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, fab details. Hugs,moni

Mac Mable said...

my micro beads finally arrived yesterday..unfortunately the lid had cracked and they where all over the place...they don't call them micro for nothing! I ordered the double sided sticky sheets too and believe it or not the beads had got into them too and stuck all around the edges..Really dissapointed and been onto C+C..lets hope they have more in stock as can't wait to use them. it was easier to throw most of them out xxx Beverley

dutchess said...

Morning Sue that rose is just stunning.....wow got to have a go at that love the card....take care Margaret

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card and the flower is beautiful, I am a push over for any flowers so must try this technique.

Love Rosemarie xx

Lisa said...

Totally gorgeous card Sue and I love that flower too!

Lisa
xx

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

As always a stunning card just love how it all comes together mine never look quite like that. Will just need to practice

Christine Hussey said...

Another fantastic Sue Wilson creation! Love the layout and all the dies you have used. That rose is stunning Sue!
Enjoy your day despite the weather :)! Hugs Christine H xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
Fab card and what a great idea for the ultra think rose, it looks amazing.
Emma

Joan Hill said...

Beautiful, classy card. Love the black rose, off now to have a play dipping flowers. Think you should demo that on your next show Sue x

jordiegirl said...

Beautiful

Lacelady said...

Very elegant colour scheme, and I loooovvve the flower.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the use of the embossing folder and the offset white dies look fab. The glossy black flower looks stunning and matches so nicely with the black stick pins.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
what a cracker. I thought the paper flower was a button, so clever. Looks good.Smashing bow as always with the fab ribbon. Singing to me .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card as usual. I love your bows. Please could you give us a tutorial?

Sarah x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A great card. I love your vintage lace dies.The way you have used them for this card makes them look like doilies!! I love your colour scheme too. The bow is great but the porcelain flower is just beautiful love Tres x x x

MARGARET said...

Hi Pam
Love this stunning card.
Adore the flower.
Margaret L

MARGARET said...

Hi Pam
Love this stunning card.
Adore the flower.
Margaret L

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
My fav colours again Love it all and the flower i have done loads and put them in a box for when i need them BUT the Black is beautiful so you can guess I'll be doing some black ones later
Thank You
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue, I do love the bow & the rose button, I do love all your cards...but this card, it's not sinking in. I'm so sorry, I just love your very detailed & intricate cards...it excites me, and cannot wait to re-create it. I still like this card, because you made it!
Aggie xxx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue, I do love the bow & the rose button, I do love all your cards...but this card, it's not sinking in. I'm so sorry, I just love your very detailed & intricate cards...it excites me, and cannot wait to re-create it. I still like this card, because you made it!
Aggie xxx

Sue - said...

Another stunning card - I'm beginning to runout of superlatives!!

guffie said...

Hi Sue love the gold and black together it looks so rich not sure on the white but its personal preferance and we'd be a boring lot if we all liked the same ..... love the rose bud on the bow it's beautiful xx gail

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, totally love the card!! What an amazing tip re; making the flower!! Thank you so much for sharing. I will definately give that one a go. Love Sam xxx

Sandra Butcher said...

Love the card Sue

gwen70 said...

Love the colours on this onee Sue, another stunning card

Sandra Butcher said...

Love todays card Sue.

nmty said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, and I love the idea with of embossing the rose.

lv norma

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I love the flower technique on this card Sue and the embossing on the background ;0)

Clevercrafter said...

Just love your cards, always.
Lorraine

lorraine (classylady) said...

BRILLIANT CARD, looks stunning but seems easier to make. love the flower, have not done that for ages. Really must get my finger out, as they say,

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
lovely card, love what you have done with the rose button, the ribbon is divine with a double D.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

lilygee said...

Nice bow and embellishment - really feminine as are all your cards Sue
love lilygee
xx

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. One word, Stunning.3362Jan

Carol said...

hi sue
Beautiful card today just love the button.will have a go at this on my next card.love the whole combo of this card and the way you have done the strip across the centre. and the bow and pins of corse fab.

Love Carol xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning Sue.x

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
have made this flower lots of times but have never dipped it in the embossing powder. it creates a great look, will give it a try.
Joan B.

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, Another lovely card, you never seem to run out of ideas, love the flower, take care vanessa xx

jane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card will be having a go at dipping the rose fantastic idea.
Take care
Jane Llewellyn

salem said...

fab card love lace ,colors

lesley said...

hi sue i absolutely love the rose and i am going to try to do that technique later although it wont look as good as yours cos for some reason my flowers never look right!!! lol i will have to keep practising love lesley

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue This is another Wow card, I love the rose! I must have a go at double embossing sometime. It is great how much you inspire us all.

pinkcraft said...

very sophisticated.

CathyinMN said...

Love this card; it's so simple, but elegant with the rich colors and wonderful textures.

trish xxx said...

Elegant and stylish

Carole Z said...

ultra elegant Sue! Beautiful, Carole Z X

Rose in Chester said...

What's there not to like?? It's just stunning. You've done it again, Sue............ how DO you do it?

Bosquie said...

Oh boy,Oh boy.fabulous.XX

Vick said...

I love this card, i have that ribbon, had it months now, but its so luxurious i dont wanna use it lol!! Love what you have dne with the flowers, who'd of thought they were just cardstock? Hugs Vick xxx
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Glenda said...

Beautiful and oh so elegant.

angiec said...

beautifull all components look so good together

Meg said...

Not to my taste I'm sorry to say but lots of work gone into it.

Sue B said...

Beautiful
Sue B

Susan White said...

Hi Sue
Can't believe you made the flower embellishment with UTE and card!! It looks like a really expensive card - fabulous.

Susan

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue.

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
Another amazing card, I really like the embossing on the back card and I Love the flower.
Janet

john said...

another beautiful card sue i must buy some of the ribbon you use its gorgeous
debbie pugh xx

Vie Carter said...

Love this card

The black gems are lovely

Vie
x

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue, Waht a fantastically elegant card. Am in love with the rose, will be trying this.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

andi said...

elegant as always sue. it is so detailed yet somehow under stated. beautiful colours. andi x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
A very elegant card today. The colours come across beautifully and that gold you use is fabulous, full of lustre without any gaudiness.
A delightful bow and the rose embellishment is perfect.
Hugs Linda x

Roma said...

Beautiful, so elegant

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Yet another masterpiece! I love the flower - I'd love to be able to do this,but whenever I try,I just end up with a mess!Don't know what I do wrong.

Ali W said...

Hello Sue, the embossed rose is lovely, just recently been learning how to emboss with UTE powder at a class I attend, it's amazing what you can do with it! The card is a beauty as always, stunning. Take care Alison :)

ang said...

gorgeous card, love the enamelled rose ang

sheila said...

Beautiful and elegant

Tracie Carmody said...

Another super duper card. You must get bored reading the same comments over and over but I will never get bored of telling you how much I love your cards and how much of an inspiration you are

Tracie xxx

melanie said...

Stunning card really like this card .Melanie

Lorraine said...

oh hun this is so beautiful i am just loving those pins and gorgeous rose on your ribbon its lush xx

Margaret61 said...

Love this card Sue as always Margaret x

Planetsusie said...

This is so nice Sue - I love this gold. It adds the elegant touch without being toooooo much! When I saw the rose I really thought it was a ceramic one - this is something I really must have a go at. A gorgeous design.

Hugs Sue Pass xxx

nikkib said...

Loving those Resin Roses, I must get my inky paws on those..... great card again Sue.

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Absolutely love the colour combination of this card and the flower - well once again your thinking outside the box amazes me. Will have to give this a try. Thank you Sue xx

jennywren1947 said...

love this card sue keep up good work hugs chris x

Ayelet said...

Stunning card!
I love the doilies.

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Gorgeous card and I just LOVE the rose! (would make a gorgeous brooch)
Hope you had a great day, enjoy what's left of it.
Lara xxx

sued99 said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love the black porcelain style flower. Will have to give this another try. I keep overheating the UTEE & it turns amber. With Love & Light Theresa. H

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD,LOVE THE RIBBON.SUZYD X

Dawn Louise said...

stunning beautiful x

Claveh said...

Pretty card Sue, I love the gold effect paper and the die used. Thanks. xxx

Barbara said...

Love the rose on the ribbon must try that out. It looks like a resin flower, very pretty!!!

magpie said...

Oooooo! really classy & elegant Sue! Beautiful! Love the rich sheen colour of the gold & these colours are stunning together. The flower is brilliant! Gosh you could pay a small fortune on flowers like this & all's you need is thick embossing powder.....genius! Thanks Sue xx Love Karen xx

Helen O said...

A lovely card Sue, the rose is simply gorgeous, thank you Helen O xxx

Karen said...

Lovely card, really like the rose xx