Saturday, 11 August 2012

Beautiful Day

Happy Weekend!  I know there will probably be a varied opinion on this one as to whether or not it needs a bow, but I just love the simplicity of the way it came out.  I sat on my hands and decided no bow!  I hope I wasn't wrong, but I will have to see what your consensus decides!  I started with my Lattice motif die and cut it from plain copy paper (I hadn't had a chance to play with it in such a long time!).  I used the negative shape and taped it to a piece of coconut white card.  Inside the shape, I added a small punched circle out of copy paper that I put a bit of removable adhesive on.  I placed that in the upper right hand corner to act as a "moon" after I finished my inking.  I picked Mustard Seed and Fired brick and inked the inside of my Lattice die shape (they mixed nicely to give me an orangey sunset look.)   I find this easier to do a sort of pouncing motion myself rather than the usual circular motion that I ink with normally.  That way, it doesn't tend to get under the edges of the copy paper and it keeps the nice clean shape of your mask.  Once I was happy with the ink coverage, I stamped my wildflowers using a black archival ink pad.  I did not emboss.  I carefully removed my circle mask and stamped my sentiment so it was half in my moon area and half out of my shape. I matted that piece on black and my focal element was done.  I used one of the new A4 size embossing folders for my background.  This folder is coming up on one of my later shows but I didn't think a sneaky peek here would hurt (shhh, don't tell).  Matted that on black and card fini!  You can do this design in any colour combo and it looks good and it's a really quick card too.  What do you think, bow or no bow?  All for now, Sue x

197 comments:

jayne denver said...

Hi sue orange not really my colour but this card is lovely thanks

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning Sue, I love this stamp although I am not a very good stamper. This card reminds me of my childhood and being safe to play away from home, in the fields. Very nostalgic. xxx

Celina Dee said...

Morning Sue,
You make everything look so easy, but I don't think I brave enough to have a go.
Beautiful card. Love the colours you used.
Hope the weather is great where you are too. it's our 3rd day of summer here.
Hugs
Waterford

Anonymous said...

Orange isn't a colour I would choose but I am constantly being surprised at how stunning it looks with black on a white background. It's simply beautiful and yes, I think you made the right decision in not adding the bow.

Pam said...

I cant believe Im saying this as I love your bows so much but I have to agree, this card does not need a bow. The simplicity is what makes this card so lovely.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, you were right, no bow, it would take away the elegant simplicity of this card. Absolutely gorgeous.

Wilma

Rose in Chester said...

Absolutely no bow on this one. I'm not sure how you got the inking done - did you use a mask to protect the paper??

Heather said...

Hello Sue

I love this card and I agree it doesn't need a bow it would drown the card and its delicacy. I am so glad you have posted this as I have just done the card with the dandelion clock on it with a similar background. It took so many attempts to get the blending right for the sunset but think I have it sorted so will be trying this one today as they are lovely.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, I agree with previous posts, on this occasion there is no need for a bow. I think a bow would spoil the uncluttered clean look.

Kind regards Edwina

Vick said...

Oh WOW Sue i love this, i love the warm sunlit scene and i love the silhouette stamps against that sunlight, i understand people saying they arent keen on orangey colours but to have the sunlight behind stamps it has to be sunlight colours oranges yellows and reds, i think it pops so well, love it, hugs vick xxx

jacqui said...

Perfect, no need for a bow, sometimes simple just works.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - defintely no bow for me! Lovn the new embossing folder also! another 'need' me thinks....
Happy weekend
Rgs
ClareW

Rosie said...

As I like 'clean and simple' this is just right as it is - easy to post,too.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
A simple but very beautiful card. Love the colour and the background embossing, lovely. Just perfect without any other embellishments. X

Tara St Jon Caudell said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love bright colours x enjoy your day

melanie said...

Such a beautiful card I don`t think it needs a bow so elegant .Melanie

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
A lovely card.....love the colours and the embossing and the MOON.... I think a bow would be too much Sue ! the simplicity is what makes it elegant.
loveMarg

Christine Harrop said...

Like others have said orange is not a favourite of mine, but having said that I love sunsets and this works brilliantly. I hardly dare use the term Clean and Simple because there is so much work involved, but that's the impression it gives. Lovely. Christine x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yes, I agree too, no bow for this one, it is just perfect. I love the silhouette stamps, the embossing folder looks lovely (another must have!!) I bought a Splodge mat and it does make brayering and blending easier, as I was not good at it before, but now I play with my inks alot more, the results are getting better, the Splodge mat has even converted Barbra Gray - the brayering Queen - so it must be good.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

corinne said...

Love the coloures great for a Mans Card Hugs Corinne

Karen R said...

Great use of colour, love this card for it's simplicity xx

Maryann said...

Hi Sue, you´ve just made another masterpiece here, it´s absolutely gorgeous. These fallcolors are just awesome, BUT I admit, I would have put a ribbon in one of these colors around the lowest layer on the card, before adding the last layer, as I feel it would give a bit more to the slightly tame background, I think, but that´s ofcause just my private opinion. The entire card is awesome and I love the elegance in it.
Have a wonderful week-end everyone and lots of fun, I hope.

jucrook said...

Hi Sue. Love the card even though I am not a fan of orange. I am on the " no bow" side of the fence. Think I might try my sunset in dark pinks and blues. Ju

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. I'm not an "orange" lover but this card is stunning and surprisingly doesn't neen a bow. Did i just say that?

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gotta say , not an orange person and a bit too cas for me.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card I love the way you have made a shape from the die and then inked a beautiful sunset. The background die is gorgeous can't wait for these to come out it will make it easier to do large backgrounds all in one. I adore your bows and flowers but I think this card is just perfect as it is stunning I love it. I just got a splodge mat and have only tried it once and it does make inking edges etc easier next I must try the brayering I have not had much success with this in the past so hey ho here we go. Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

kimberley said...

Love the colours in this card Sue.Stamping is not something I am very good atbut i will keep trying.I don't know if it is abow that the card needs but it just feels a little bit unfinished somehow.Love the embossed background,take care,x.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the inkiness of this one Sue - the colouring is glorious! This definitely does not need a bow - you can never improve on perfection!
Have a lovely weekend - Sylvia x

auscrafts said...

like the card very much ,a bow wouldn't look good on this card,it would spoil the clean and simple look

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. The card definitely does not need a bow. It is absolutely stunning as it is. The colours are perfect. Karen x

dutchess said...

I think his is a beautiful card especially as it is so clean and simple...just the kind of card for my hubby....love the embossing ....have a good weekend Sue take care Margaret MP

Lynn said...

Morning Sue, Stunning card, love the sunset colours. No bow is defo the right choice. Have a great weekend Lynn xx

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue it is another great card. Love everything about it. I agree it doesn't need a bow as the card is simple and has a nice clean and crisp feel about it. A great card perfect for a lovely summers day. X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
No bow for me love the clean lines and the colour of the sunset is just stunning. LOVE IT.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

nannapat said...

Well Sue I have to BOW to your superior knowledge but..... yes, I would love to see a bow on the card. Stunning as it is I do think it needs a little something. Pat x

suep said...

Hi Sue,
Definitely no bow it would spoil the simplicity of the beautiful artwork. I'm going to try and have a go at this design. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue P

AdrienneQ said...

Love it Sue, even if we like bows we often need to give cards to recipients who might not.

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, I think no bow as the picture is the centre piece of this wonderful card. Hugs xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Morning Sue :)
Bow or no bow, this card works both ways. And it is beautiful :)
Yes, you're right, it would work with other colors too. Blue and purple would also be nice. But I really like these warmer colors.
The embossing folder is beautifull. But as I only have a Cuttlebug, an A4 folder will be too big for me :(
Anyway, have a lovely day.
Greetings from my holiday in sunny Torshavn (well, it's sunny so far) ;)

cheekypaw said...

Morning Sue
What lovely card. I think simple is the best for that card. Just love it.

barbiepinkfairy said...

No bow, think it would detract from the beautiful image!

guffie said...

beautiful card and i think you was right definately no bow xx gail

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This card isn't a bow card, funny how when I finish a card without a bow I think what would Sue have done. You are in my head some days. NO Bow, good call my fellow American.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
NO BOW I would say,This card is so clean and fresh if you added a bow or any embelishments it would not look as good. I love it because it would work in any colour for any occasion.
Have a good day, Love BrenLel

hazel said...

Beautiful card Sue love this card really like the colours used. love it without a bow but i think i could also be used with a simple one too xx hazel

Marion said...

Hi Sue no bow for me ,im not into big bows as i think they distract from the other stuff on the cards,this card would be a good man's card too.
love the embossed back ground and glad you are bringing out A4 size as i find it hard to line up the small one's.
Marion

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the colours. I don't think it needs a bow :)

Clare x

Phil D said...

Your card is inspirational, beautiful and is just great
Good wishes

Phil D

Clarissa said...

Lovely card. The colours are beautiful and I don't think it needs a bow.
Clarissa. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,this card is perfect the way it is,a tranquil scene that draws you in,does not need a bow,you made the right choice.YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL.X

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I think you made the right decision not to add a bow, I love the colours you've used it looks like a beautiful sunset. Ooh you are such a tease, I can't wait to see your show (although my bank manager won't be happy) lol
Hugs x

Joesgrandma said...

Beautiful Card Sue1 Thank you Sue.

Jane in Spain said...

Definitely NO BOW! The clean lines are just superb!

Julia Watts said...

I love this. I'm a big fan of the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and it suits this design perfectly. Love the embossing folder too. Julia xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I think this card is fabulous, and I think without the bow is just right. Like the sneaky peak of the embossing folder, can hear my card complaining already. Bx

Anonymous said...

Definitely NO BOW needed. A beautiful card - the picture says it all. thank you Sue. Can't wait for your next show.
Carole N x

zewrena said...

Morning, crisp and fresh, nice to see some stamping. Those colours for the background work very well with each. Zerena

Carol H said...

You were right no bow, beautiful colours and card

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card using a gorgeous embossing folder (can't wait to get that one!). I don't think it needs a bow but maybe a bit of bling? An adhesive gem in each corner of the inner white mat possibly? Thanks for the continued inspiration. x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

Looks great without a bow and A4 embossing folders...just what we have all ben waiting for!!

love from Jackie D

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

The beauty of this card comes from its simple elegance Sue, absolutely exquisite. For me its no bow, I simply think the card doesnt need it. I am waiting eagerly for the embossing folder, saw it on the spellbinders website and absolutely love it so it is on my must get list.

Jacqui xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - it's already hot here in Burgundy this morning. I just love the simplicity of today's card and the emboss folder is a real must - will just have to have it. I don't think a bow is needed or anything else but that's my feeling.
Looking forward to being able to get the emboss folder.
Janet x

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue I'm in the no bow class card is lovely and bright good call. Jess

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue I'm in the no bow class card is lovely and bright good call. Jess

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love the concept BUT!! I don`t do orange. I love the stamp and can see ways that I would use it.
Have a Great Day

Patricia
patrica-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.com

debs said...

Morning Sue what a Stunning card I just wish I could stamp seeing your card that you have stamped on make me want to learn. I love the colours you have Used. I think you should leave it without a bow and I like to put bow on everything but this doesn't need one. Looking forward to the 21st to see what you are bringing for us. Take Care Sue

Debs Artliff

nmty said...

Hi Sue, i know this is not a normal design of card for you, but what a stunner! I just love it, it must have taken ages to create. I know i could never do it.

thanks for the little sneak peak of the background folder.

lv norma

nattyboots said...

NO Deffo not a bow ,

A lovely card Sue ,so clean , peaceful and tranquil i just love it .

Take care
Elaine H x

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Stunning card love the colour, the embossed background is lovely and yes I think it looks good without a bow.

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Love this card!
The colour is so vibrant and warming!
Love the embossing, stamp etc!
Beautiful!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

Lara B said...

Hi again Sue
The layout of yuor card doesn't lend itself to a bow (my opinion)
Your bows are always beautiful...but on this occasion it is unnecessary!
Lara xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card. The colours are stunning (I love sunsets) and the "simplicity" of the card is exquisite. I think a bow could possibly take something away from this. Can't wait to see these embossing folders- A4 - no more trying to match up the patterns -Yeah!

Ayelet said...

Stunning card!
There is no need for a bow.
I love the background embossing :)

Carolyn B said...

Another stunning card Sue, and it didn't need a bow. The embossing folder is lovely.
Carolyn B x

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous Sue and no bow is perfect !

hotpotato said...

definately no bow, it looks great as it is

Victoria said...

No bow! This is so clean and classy, and I can't believe that I'm saying this, but it doesn't need a bow!! Looking forward to seeing the A4 folders at last!

franzesjoi said...

simply beautiful!! but i missed the fab bow :)

Sandybee said...

For me it doesn't need a bow, a stunning card just as it stands Sue

xx Sandra

sue said...

Morning Sue,
I agree with you that a bow was not needed for this card, love it.
Hugs Sue Mxx

Sue Parish said...

Well, what a shock for a Saturday morning! I scrolled the page expecting a black frilly edge or crushed satin bow, maybe a Dazzler too, to come into view - but there was nothing there! Not even a little seam binding one with a couple of die cut fronds!
You're quite right, the card doesn't need it, the stamp is the star, but I am suffering a sense of loss here!
Big Bow tomorrow?
(Only teasing)
Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
no bow as would draw your eye away from the silhouette which is so pretty. Reminds of balloon festival i have just been to at Bristol. Balloons took off into the sun and we had silhouette of the trees. Smashing job you have done.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, I could send this to family who like simple stylish cards and add a bow for those that like more, so it works for all.
Happy crafting.
Love Tina x

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, No bow needed! I love doing this sort of technique, but I use a punched piece of post it note, as my double sided is too sticky. I also like to punch it into a new moon just for a change. More of this type of card please!!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Ladock girl said...

I think it would like nice with a bow, but it is lovely either way. Linda xxx

TAM said...

Simply stunning - no bow required.
Loving the new embossing folder too.

martine said...

Hi sue i like the colours its a stunning card,i think it looks lovely without the bow (i love bows lol)xxx
all the best martine xxx

jane said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and definitely no need for a bow.
It just looks a perfect sunset. Can't wait for the A4 embossing folders.
Have a fab day will be pleased to see you on tv as you are missed
Jane Llewellyn

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue. I think you are right as I don't think it needs a bow.

lilygee said...

It doesn't need anything Sue - the beauty of the card is in its simplicity.
love lilygee xxx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wow you have done it yet again what a wonderful card looks fine with no bow, which man would appreciate a bow! This card does lend itself to a male card
Margaret

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
really lovely card. I know I'm a fan of bows, but I don't think this one needs it. It would take your eye away from the lovely scene. I too would have had to sit on my hands too, but on second thoughts I have just made 8 cards without bows. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue, I loved the simplistic look of this one,so in this case no bow, but was glad you explained how it was done as I am not sure I would have figured it out ha ha, but I now want to get my hands on the new embossing folder which looks great.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Sue, so tranquil. The card doesn't shout out for a bow at all. I'm so looking forward to seeing the new A4 embossing folders! Yvonnexx

Ruthie said...

So simple sue and no ribbon! A really nice card the striking colours against the white are loverly. I love the way you used the die and did not even cut with it apart from the template, you clever girl.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I LOVE orange, so I love this card. It's so stylish and definitely doesn't need a bow as far as I'm concerned..:)I'm no good at stamping but really love the simplicity of the card...It's altogether gorgeous!!..Have a great day..:)..xx

Bosquie said...

Bit of a different card for you Sue, but lovely in its simplicity.Looking forward to the big craft event next weekend at Donington park.Hope to meet some of you there.I only live 10miles away so what a bonusXX

ang said...

your cards are always gorgeous ang
It does not need a bow, but I might just not have had the will power and stuck one on anyway ang xxxx

Lin W said...

Love the card,colours are great and a bow would have been to much for me but may be a bit of bling in the corners,I am using more gems these days
xxx

bluebell said...

hi sue,heard that you are back in our land again.also that there are spelbinders soon,hope its you thats doing the shows. you allways encourage me. i have taken up the idea of useing the long embossables to make a lace effect on card and it looks nice. love bluebell-flowerwood.

Lacelady said...

No bow for me Sue, I love it as it is, and it shows off the nice embossing of the background. Hurray to A4 sizes, I can't wait as I have a Big shot pro!

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - I'm in the CAS crowd so no bow for me - I love it just as it is. TY. Kathy x

Roma said...

No bow, very simple techniques but really effective,

nuttinanni said...

no bow, just as is. great for men. they sometimes get left out as regarding cards, nothing really exciting/different on market to use. great news re the A4 embossing folders.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, No bow for me, I can't believe I just said that.The clean crispness is stunning. The sunset is perfection and love the stamp and embossing folder, a must have I think.
Hve a great weekeend everyone.
Hugs June x

Kate's Cards said...

Just perfect as it is!

Pauline99 said...

No bow
I love the simplicity of the ard and the way the focal piece stands out against the white background.
Loving those new a4 embossing folders can't wait to see them on the show it's about time there was bigger folders I am not very good at the matching up bit when using the smaller folders I don't have the dexterity anymore.
Can't wait for the shows next week making room on my sky box so I can record and watch back.
Also C&C teasing there is a spellbinder product on tool shed tomorrow so puzzled about that.
Keep up the good work.

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Love the thought of A4 embossing folders.
Evis.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue, Fantastic, A4 embossing folders. This is going to make my crafty life so much easier. Like some of the other bloggers I no longer have the dexterity to line up the designs & have ended up making my own A4 masks (with little patterns) as an alternative! This is going to give me access to beautiful designs in a quality product. Thanks so much.
Great card. No bow was definitely the right choice.
With love & light Theresa. H

salem said...

love colors and embossing

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, no bow was the right choice. I quite often use Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed together but hadn't thought of mixing Fired Brick, must try it.
A4 embossing folders? Can't wait!
Frances

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Nice Clean simple card
Margaret L

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. I agree with you. It is so elegant but simple. Jan

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A really lovely card. I love the colours of the inks you have combined together. The A4 embossing folder looks wonderful. I think I may have to buy this one!! I don't think the card needs a bow but maybe some gems or something in the corners. I absolutely cannot wait to see your shows on cc!! I am counting down the days!! Love Tres x x x

Lorraine said...

wow this is stunning i love this so much xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I love this card it is so elegant

xxxx

Debbie said...

Love the clean lines Sue.Gorgeous card.Have a super weekend.Hugs Debbie x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
A stunning card with lovely clean lines, it just lets your stamping shine. Its perfect without a bow!
Emma

Heidi said...

I love it Sue! Sometimes the 'simpler' effects speak volumes. Love the colours too!

Hugs
Heidi

gwen70 said...

No I don't think it needs a bow Sue, the card is beautiful as it is and I adore the colours

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I think you made the right decision in not putting a bow on this card but I think I would have put maybe 3 gems of some sort evenly spaced on the bottom right hand corner of the small mat. Everybody has their own "take" on what they would do that's why we have so much variety! Love the colours you have used All in all another beautiful card xXx

sheila said...

Lovely exotic sunset scene. colours are just stunning. Because you mentioned a bow I have looked at this card for some time and decided it could look just as good with a bow but I like it just as it is.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love the simplicity of this card i think if a bow was added it would over power the card
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

May said...

Hi Sue, For me No Bow.... I love the clean lines.. Gorgeous colours.. Hugs May x x x

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
This card has a beautiful simplicity. Orange and black are a lovely combination. I think you were right not to add a bow - it would have been gratuitous.
Have a great weekend.
Sue

Crafting Marg said...

Hello Sue, lovely card and colour combinations. I like it just as it is, without a bow.

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous card Sue, you said "I know there will probably be a varied opinion on this one as to whether or not it needs a bow" - well, as always, I would say "not" :D

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, it's simplicity is beautiful, but can't decide on bow or no bow, think I would need to see a bow placed before deciding yes or no ha ha !! I love the A4 embossing folder, can't wait to see that being demo'd. This card reminds me of Indian sunsets/summers and it is so clean and elegant. Beautiful card, Sue. I am writing this comment whilst on a break from linedancing workshops in St Annes, it is a welcome break too ha ha. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Christine Hussey said...

Definitely no bow on this one Sue, it's gorgeous simplicity doesn't need it and it's nice to have a card that doesn't escalate the postage costs. Beautiful colours and love the stamp. Hugs Christine H xx

meebo1 said...

It's lovely without a bow. A simple, but striking card

meebo1 said...

It's lovely without a bow. A simple, but striking card

utilitygirl said...

Wow Sue really stunning card. I love the colours, very striking and certainly portrays a sunset feel. Had your lattice dies for my birthday this week, so must give this a try. No bow is fine, I think

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue, fantastic, it needs nothing more the eye is drawn into the center image as it should be
Janet

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue This card does not need a bow its simplicity is it's beauty-you've done it again a glorious card.

lesley said...

Hi sue love the card and the colour of the sunset is lovely I don't think it needs a bow but I think I would put some gems or something on it as it looks unfinished to me!! Can't wait to see you on c+c on the 21st and what goodies you've got!! Love lesley xx

Maid of Kent said...

Love the embossing folders, A4 size are really needed and long overdue. This card is fab and no bow decision is right, but l personally would have added a few gems or something. But all in all another winner. Hugs Ann

cats said...

Love this card,love the way you have used just the shape of the die,the colours,the stamps and the embossing folder.Your bows are beautiful but this card does not need one,looks good just as it is.
Christine x

Claveh said...

It is a beautiful day, and this card really shows that, love the sunset colours, great card! xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the simplicity of this card. Less is more in this case as far as I'm concerned.Thanks Sue, enjoy the week end too. B.W. Carolyn H. x

sued99 said...

Lovely and now bow needed!

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love the colours and the style of this, no bow for me, I feel it would detract from the fab image and colours. Take care Zo xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Love oranges and wonderfully warm colours. I definitely think a bow would be the WRONG thing. What a lovely stamp. Looking forward to your next show on C&C.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Sonia Jones said...

Fab card and it would look good with a bow but it also looks great as it is. Love the colour, orange is one of my favourite colours. Sonia x

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Sue, definitely no bow for me. Looking forward to seeing the new A4 embossing folder range. Hugs, Barbara.

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, No bow I think, but... It is so crisp and clean a very beautifl card, and the A4 folder I think is going to be a must have.

Love Rosemarie xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, the more I looked at this card, I agree that it doesn't need a bow. It wouldn't suit the style of the card. Love Sam xxx

Christine said...

Not necessarily a bow, but I think something added to the card would make it even better!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Christine said...

A stunning card Sue, love your colours and the stamped image is beautiful. No bow for me, it is gorgeous as it is.
Christine xx

Yvette said...

No bow was right Sue, it would have detracted from the stunning colour and composition. Fab card x

SUZYD said...

NO BOW NEEDED ON THIS CARD IT'S BEAUTIFUL.SUZYD X

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue and so easy 2 copy (i hope lol)
hugs chris x

Maggie said...

My sort of card. Lovely, lovely colours and so simple. A huge success with NO bow. Thank you. xx

jane stillman said...

Definitely no bow, I think it would overpower the beautiful image. Hope you have a great weekend x

sallysbitz said...

This is a lovely, elegant card. Personally I would add a bow, BUT it looks perfect without it too x

hugs sally x
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handicraftcrazy said...

Stunning card, but I think it needs something, maybe just orange pearls on the corners?
Thanks for your inspiration!
Julia from hot a humid Spain

Planetsusie said...

This is really really gorgeous Sue - I must have a go. I always keep the negative bits of card 'in case'!!! The colours do blend so well and the flower stamp looks super.

As for a bow - no no no! It would just spoil the simplicity.

Hugs Sue Pass xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,
A very simple and elegant card like it a lot
I will try it with a bow to see which I like
best.
nancyd xx

Meg said...

The colours are fantastic, I think I would have just run a little colour on the edge of the white.
No bow is good on this card though.

Margaret O

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SusieB said...

Hi Sue

I actually really like this card! I can see you could use a different colour way and it would still look stunning!

I dont think it is missing a bow - that would detract from the main image. Perfect!

Sue

Sue B said...

Lovely card Sue & the colours are very striking. Really like the new folder too. I think a bow would be nice on this card, maybe a slightly smaller one than your usual but looks good without also.

Laura O said...

I think your right no bow is needed on this card its beautiful without .looking forward to all the new stuff coming A4 embossing folders sound great.Laura O

Linda said...

Gorgeous colour and a beautiful sunset. Loving the stamped flowers and the sentiment too. Ooh A4 embossing folders I can't wait to see those.

Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So excited to be a new follower, the work here is stunning! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Lisa

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I say No Bow...I love the simplistic look...maybe some pearls in the four corners or ink the edges of the card in the same colors...either way it's another stunner...warm and loving at the same time.
Take care. Deborah :)

Craftychris said...

I absolutely love it! The colours are gorgeous, I love the simplicity of it and it definitely does not need a bow. I will be trying this technique its so cool! xx

Debbie Tinks said...

NICE CARD SUE

brenda said...

Beautiful colours and the embossing folder is a must have and you are right it does not need a bow x

Carole Z said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, the colours are stunning - and no, I don't think a bow is needed, Carole Z X

Elizabeth said...

Another stunning make - the inking and stamping is beautiful and the embossing folder is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Just love the colours Sue, am really into sunsets, I can't quite understand how you inked under the negative.....not unusual for me to be puzzled :-)

hugs...Manx Linda XX

Vanessa said...

absolutely stunning

Vanessa

karenlotty said...

I love the card. I think a bow would detract from it and as someone else commented could be used as a man's card - def no bow in that case! But if you did what colour would you use, mustard seed, black, white?

karenlotty said...

I love the card. I think a bow would detract from it and as someone else commented could be used as a man's card - def no bow in that case! But if you did what colour would you use, mustard seed, black, white?

lorraine (classylady) said...

Sue this is a gorgeous classy card. I love stamping and the colours you used. I am not sure about the bow, may have looked stunning, but think it is a bit stark and may, need something more. This is only my opinion and I personally find it difficult to leave lot of white space on my cards. Would be honoured to send or receive this card

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

Gorgeous.

lynda said...

Love the colours the orange really stands out, it is simply stunning and no bow is good Sue even though i love your bow's so much.I am still trying to master the double bow :o(
Hugs Lynda x

Jane said...

Even though I love your bows I think this one gets away with not having one, Beautiful.

Jane xx

Susan White said...

Love this design - it feels so summery, and the background embossing is lovely - reminds me of a Victorian wallpaper! In my opinion no bow is required, the card is really well balanced and would be a delight to receive.

Susan

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card
Sonia x

Carole said...

No Bow, absolutely fabulous card. Less is more.

magpie said...

A beautiful card Sue. Like Jan says it brings back memories of the fields you used to play in, in the younger days. The new folder (shhh!) looks lovely & a bonus of A4 size....wonderful! No bow is just perfect. Loving the way you've blended the two colours together, it looks so warm & calming! Stunning! xx Love Karen xx

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue, just had to leave another comment, I have been chuckling to myself throughout the time it has taken me to read all the comments, bow or no bow, NO BOW definitely wins I think!!!!
Happy2craft

lestim said...

Hi Sue, and it's a NO BOW from me. Best wishes, Lesley xx

Fuchsia said...

Wow Wow Wow !!! its stunning just how it is

Debra W said...

It ia a stunning card Sue! No bow for me, it is just perfect as it is. I haven't about the A 4 embossing folders! Can't wait. DebraW

Vee Cassidy said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sue; great to read your method in your post;)xx Thank you for your hard work in every post with all the detailed information.
I cant focus! - as soon as you said A4 I was lost !! I have been dying for more A4 sized things but you said emossing folder!! Not a mask, or impressability!! A folder? Vee xx

Desiree said...

My vote is for no bow...but I would have added a butterfly!x

Helen O said...

Hi Sue, no bow needed for todays card, I love your bows and bling. But its good to have simple too, I like the sunset feel to this one, something Ive not quite mastered yet thank you Helen O xxx

Vie Carter said...

Love this card toay Sue

Could be changed to a get well card, or even a sympathy card as so serene

If you wante to jazz it up add a dragon fly or butterly

Beautiful

Vie
x

jayne denver said...

Hi sue what a lovely card poppies are so lovely
Love the background will watch for that one
Thanks Jayne

Jen Monteiro said...

I love it and am in the no bow camp as I think it would spoil its simplicity which is very appealing. Gorgeous card, and I will definitely have to try the dabbing method :)
Jen Monteiro

barbiepinkfairy said...

Very striking! Love it!

kasugga said...

Sue,
No bow, perfect as is.

marg0006 said...

Wonderful sunset and embossing

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Gail said...

Love the card, I'm not brave enough to use orange, but maybe I will give it a try. No bow is good!
Gail

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
You are right, no bow is best. This card is perfect the way it is and stunning in everyway. No need to say more.
Best wishes Linda x