Monday, 13 August 2012

Peace Ornament

Hi guys!  A weekend break from the Christmas cards, but they're back for today and a great big bow too for those of you having bow withdrawls!  Okay, it's probably just me (and Sue P, see I do read the comments!)  Cream and Gold for the ornament card, which is definitely more traditional than some of the others I have shown.  I used a small printed decorative paper in a really neutral tone for the background. On milk card,  I stamped the sentiment with a clear perfect medium pad and embossed it in gold.  I scored the piece with vertical score lines around the sentiment for interest.  I added this piece to the bottom of the card and added a small strip of gold card as a border.  The new layered scalloped lace was added down the left side of the card for texture.  I cut out the Holiday Ornament using the largest die and then one of the smaller dies for the inside, creating a frame.  While the ornaments were still in the die, I placed them atop the small polka dot mask and embossed the pattern into them, leaving a nice clean edge from the dies.  For the inside of the frame, I embossed one of the snowflakes on to milk card.  While the die was still in place, I inked it with Antique Linen to bring the pattern out a bit more. I added a flatback pearl to the centre of the snowflake and a small bow to the top of my ornament as an accent.   I mounted the ornament on foam pads over my embossed snowflake to create my focal element.  I tied a double bow from the silky crush ribbon and added it to my card where the small gold border met the lace border.  A couple of pearl stick pins and a square Dazzler finished it off nicely.  The paper piercing around the edge and a small pearl swirl finished off the rest of the card.  Are you in the mood for Christmas yet?  All for now, Sue x


157 comments:

Pam said...

Absolutely stunning, I love this card, and back to my favourite bow.

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, fab colour combo. Hugs, Moni

Debby Berry said...

Nice card. Happy Monday. Hope you are well.

jayne denver said...

Morning sue wow this card is lovely
Really elegant love the colour and texture
Thanks Jayne

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card. I love the lace and everything about it.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, the bow is back. Lovely card so elegant, love it.

Wilma

Karen R said...

Really pretty colour combination, love the return of the bow too xx

Jan.moogie said...

Clever and beautiful card Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
well in the mood for Christmas. just hope all my cards are as smashing as this.
Born agai spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx

auscrafts said...

very elegant card ,love the bow and the colours

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Lovely, I like this bauble shape the best, gorgeous bow and the lace is lovely. I loved Hels samples yesterday on C&C (what we got to see) as everything sold out again.
Have a great day.
Happy2craft

zerena said...

Hello, beautiful and so elegant just love it. All the best Zerena

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Norning Sue. Happy bow day. Stunning card but can't get into Christmas yet, It was 40 degrees here yesterday afternoon, difficult to get into the Christmas mood.

Joesgrandma said...

Stunning card Sue. I would be very pleased to receive this for Christmas.

Corinne said...

Morning Sue well I guess its time to get thinking The C word this card certainly inspired me Hugs Corinne

cebelica said...

Anoter gorgeous creation. I love everything about this card! Hugs! xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I have really missed seeing your posts while I was on holiday! Love this card, love the bow and the lace, just my kind of card. Love Jean x

Ladock girl said...

That's better the bows are back. Lovely colour looks elegant and stunning at the same time. Linda xxx

Christine Harrop said...

As Jenny said, this lace is beautiful, setting off a beautiful card! Christine x

dutchess said...

Always in the mood for YOUR christmas Sue....this is a lovely card and I have now had a go at cutting and then embossing with a mask(thanks to you) and was thrilled with the result thank goodness I taped as you suggested....hope you have a lovely day take care Margaret MP

debs said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card I love it. And I'm like you everything as to have a big bow on it. A bow to me is the finishing touch. I got to say this card could be my favourite up to now. Looking forward to the 21st hope you'll give us a sneaky peek. Take care Sue.

Debs Artliff

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is absolutely stunning, I love all the elements on it, especially the dotty mask ontop of the holiday bauble frame, simply stunning. Glad the bow is back, and the scalloped lace is beautiful. All in all, this card is elegance personified. Beautiful. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used :)

Clare x

AdrienneQ said...

Love the card.
Got the little leaves yesterday and topped up on your favorite/famous card pack.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - this card has it all for me - lovely. Only 8 days to go before we see you and your latest creations again, not that I am counting you understand.
Rgs
ClareW

Janice K said...

Wow! A beautiful classy card for a very special person. Love the lace, gorgeous!x

Maryann said...

Stunning card here again Sue, and I love romantic look at it here. That lace you´ve used down the side are just completely outstanding, soooooooooo beautiful.

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue,

A gorgeous card, and I too love Big Bows, they look so right on your cards.
Janet

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Hope the weather is better with you that here with me.........Pouring Rain.......!!!!!
You never cease to astound me with your talents..........I wish I had just a fraction.
Today`s card is stunning, change the bauble and you have card for many occasions.
Love the "bow"
Have a Great Day

Patricia

nannapat said...

Yay!! the bow is back. Fab card Sue, the colours are delish. pat x

marg said...

Hello Sue!
Love The Scalloped Lace edging matches my new Dies from C/C beautifully..... can't wait to order some Lace ! Love the Milk card too!
Lovely Card Sue!
LoveMarg

Laura O said...

Morning Sue ,another stunning card love it especially the lace. Laura O

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue.

guffie said...

stunning card Sue xx gail

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love it

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - This is truly the most beautiful card. The colours are so peaceful and calming. I cannot say more than 'WOW'
Janet x

BridgetCG said...

A lovely classic Christmas card Sue. Enjoy your day. Bx

nmty said...

Hi Sue, lovely card and some great techniques. I really must try just embossing with the dies rather than cutting. I always seem to forget that one!

lv norma

Marleine said...

Hiya Sue,
Lovely card. Classic and beautiful. X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a beautiful card so rich looking, love the bow and lace.
Have a good day, Love BrenLel

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful Christmas card. More fantastic inspiration. Hugs xx

hazel said...

Beautifully stunning card Sue yes im well into xmas got lots of present already and making my cards too.

Love the bow that ribbon is lush and the colours are fabulous xx hazel

Victoria said...

Not quite in the mood for Christmas, but I can cope with your brilliant cards Sue! This one is so elegant and just gorgeous. Thank you. xx

kimberley said...

Very oretty and could be done in any colour combi so definitely another winner,take care,x

nattyboots said...

A lovely card Sue ,Bow and all...

Elaine H x

Lin W said...

The bows are back, and beautiful it is
xxx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Is there no end to your talent? An absolutely stunner of a card.
Evis.

Julia Watts said...

Very rich. Two bows today! Love, Julia xxx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Great card and I love the lace and of course the bow!

Love Rosemarie xx

Bosquie said...

Oh Yes.Super duper.Sue is backXX

Felicie said...

Absolutely stunning card.It is so elegant.
Felicie

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. Everything about it is stunning. It has a very calm feel about it and as others have said, could be done in any colour combination - but why change what is perfect!

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, Such a rich and elegant card. Love the polka dot embossing and the lace and bows are scrummy.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

Maggie said...

Good morning. Hope you had a good weekend. Lovely card with simple colours yet amazingly effective touches. Love the huge bow. xx

Carol H said...

Beautiful card with lovely rich colours. Your inspiration amazes me.

Cornish Emma said...

A Beautiful card, lovely colours and embellishments.
i really must make a start on my xmas cards
Emma

Wendy L said...

Stunning and looks good just white too. xxx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue lovely card which is so elegant.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
This card is simply stunning, one of my favourites of all time.
Love everything about it.
Margaret L

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, georgeous card again as usual must think about Christmas cards myself you give such inspiration. Cheers Jess xx

hotpotato said...

I just love your christmas cards, different but very elegant.

Lacelady said...

This one is really pretty - I was wondering about embossing the bauble while still in the die - didn't the die chew up your embossing folder? Not sure I would be brave enough to try that one.

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - lovely card today, so many techniques in it. And that lace down the side is gorgeous. TY. Kathy x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
you did it again - beautiful.

utilitygirl said...

Another lovely card Sue and I do love the big bows too,still working on them myself but getting better. Also really loved the poppies yesterday. Poppies are my favourite flowers, so will keep my eyes open for that stamp set. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations.

Jewelsmae said...

Stunning card, and must admit I love the subtle or traditional colours best

Helen O said...

Very elegant Sue, I love the chic vintage style of this one and thank you for the bow, I know how Sue P was feeling, we need big bows and blingtastic cards, its as important as breathing ;-) hugs Helen O xxx

Sue - said...

Very pretty card - more your usual style!

May said...

Gorgeous card Sue, really elegant & stunning... love this one 100%.. Hugs May x x x

CraftyJo said...

I have these ornament dies and am really enjoying seeing how you use them. Great idea to emboss the shapes with the dots! I thought I was going blind when you mentioned the stick pins and I couldn't see them in the main photo... ;D

franzesjoi said...

pretty card!! what i love here?? the scallop lace and bow! :) gorgeous!

Meg said...

What a beautiful card...who wouldn't be thrilled to get something so lovely.

Margaret O

Heather T said...

Hi Sue
Simply stunning! I haven't tried embossing the card while in the die yet, but I must try because it looks amazing.
Hugs x

Heather said...

Love it! love it! Love it! Sue it is beautiful even with the bow! LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another really pretty card. I am not sure how you could emboss a dotty background folder while the spellbinder die is still attached. How does that work? I love everything about this card, it is perfect. I really like the colours too!! That bow is fab!! I love the lace but don't have any myself. I think replacing the lace with a morrocan or Asian border would look just as nice instead.(or any other intricate borders too!!) Love Tres x x x

Claveh said...

This is stunning, simply stunning! Thank you for such lovely samples. xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card! Love Sam xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card! Love Sam xxx

Maid of Kent said...

Beautiful card, the lace is gorgeous so pretty, love the embossed bauble, we are so lucky to have all this equipment available to us. So that we can create beautiful cards, perhaps not to your standard Sue. Hugs Ann

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE

Sue Parish said...

Oh Sue, what a be-ooooo-tiful bow!
I haven't tried to make a double one yet but will start with this one - only thing is I didn't go for the square Dazzlers, couldn't see me using anything but the round ones, but square is perfect on this card so now they are something else I need!
I love the colours you've used, so elegant. A really lovely card.
Sue xx

jane stillman said...

Oh wow! what a classy card, and it just had to have a bow x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

A very peaceful card and I love the way you have embossed the bauble with a mask.

love from Jackie D

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Keep the Xmas cards coming lol! this card as the norm its lovely and a must copy Ha Ha!
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Catherine said...

Stunning creation. Subtle but Elegant. The Ornament's shape looks lovely.

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful

Vie
x

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I love the cream theme...very classic and with a bow...well done again!

What size dazzlers do you use????
Thanks and take care. Deborah. :)

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, oh this is stunning! I must admit I'm a bit of a traditionalist for Christmas colours so this one is definitely my cup of t. The lace is beautiful and of course that lovely bow. Like Norma must try embossing as well as just cutting out. Have a good day, l&h Christine H xx

Sandybee said...

A perfect card Sue, love the colour combination

xx Sandra

Inagh said...

Hi Sue Another fab card love everything about this card another WOW
Regards Inagh x

Inagh said...

Hi Sue Another fab card love everything about this card another WOW
Regards Inagh x

Jane in Spain said...

The close up picture shows just how beautiful the bauble is - just stunning!

Inagh said...

Hi Sue Another fab card love everything about this card another WOW
Regards Inagh x

martine said...

Hi sue wow what a stunning christmas card love the cream and gold, love the bauble dies xxx
all the best martine xxx

Margaret said...

Absolutely gorgeous, what a stunning card
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Loved the colours and the lace is just so pretty. A truly elegant card Sue. I love it. Yvonne xx

carolyn lee said...

So peaceful love the idea

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the layout but personally I would make it with stronger colours. xXx

lesley said...

Hi sue another stunning card gold and cream are lovely together and look so elegant you could also do this in loads of different colourways thanks love lesley xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card Sue, I like everything about it. Crafty best wishes, Carolyn. x

Clarissa said...

Lovely subtle colours for Christmas.
Clarissa.X

Clarissa said...

Lovely subtle colours for Christmas.
Clarissa.X

Jill Liddle said...

Another stunner Sue. Great card.

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful Christmas card!

Phil D said...

Terrific card Sue - you are super talented
Phil D

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful christmas card, with making all these cards I can't wait to put up my 5 trees and decorate the house, will start to drop hints that the boxes are easy to find in the garage ha ha
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and love the colours. Gold is always so rich. Great inspiration, thank you. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue very elegant! Must say I love your bows they are a Sue Wilson trademark.

Cassieajh said...

Sue this looks even better close up :) Hugs Allison x

Richard Norman said...

Hello

I stumbled across your blog, you obviously enjoy your craft, its a pleasure seeing another crafter get pleasure from what they do.

Being a gilder I use gold leaf and imitation gold leaf rather a lot. I wonder if you have thought of applying gold to your cards? There are also several ways to apply antique or distressed finishes.

If you have a moment pop over to my site and take a look at how to gild on paper, its easy using imitation gold leaf, and you can create various antique and distressed finishes.

Good luck.

Richard

Bye

Richard

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
Your tonal designs are truly your forte (tho' all are a joy to behold) This is lovely - a design very much in keeping with the sentiment I think.
Happy Days!
Sue

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous and fab colour tones Sue, and yes I admit it, I was missing the bows!:) Carole Z X

Heidi said...

I'm loving the ornament on here! And I wish I could tie a bow that looks so neat...mine look awful! Beautiful as always Sue x

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, yet again another stunning card, how do you do it, love love love the colours love love love the card. take care vanessa xx

melanie said...

Stunning card really like this ,I`m at the moment really enjoying your gala stamp set have made 4 cards so far with them the imageages are stunning ,any chance of christening set that would be really nice .melanie

jennywren1947 said...

fabulous sue c ur bows r bk lol
hugs chris x

jennywren1947 said...

fabulous sue c ur bows r bk lol
hugs chris x

caroline said...

wow wow wow such a gorgeous card, so delicate and pretty

caroline woodhall x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Loving the Sue Wilson bow as always. :)

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

brenda said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card, and the bow is as usual the finishing touch. Starting to think about Christmas cards but that's as far as it has got lol !!

ang said...

really elegant card full of texture angxxx

Glass Daisy said...

Understated elegance Sue, a card anyone would love to receive.
Sonia x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Crumbs you do well to read all these comments. Love rhe cream and gold but must admit not a big bow fan.

Ayelet said...

Gorgeous card! I love the focal element and the different textures :)

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

I just love the shape of these ornament dies - this card is simple understated elegance. Another stunner Sue

Craftyhugs said...

Sophisticated and elegant card! I admire your talent. Miss you on create and craft. When is your next show on there? Your a great crafter! Crafty hugs xxxx

Jane said...

Amazing what a lovely card

Jane xx

sheila said...

Beautiful and elegant

Craftychris said...

Stunning! xx

magpie said...

Another "wow" card Sue! Stunning! So so elegant. Loving that lace, loving everything about it & loving seeing the bow back! Gorgeous! xx Love Karen xx

suep said...

Stunning as always. I wish I had half if your talent. Love sue x

salem said...

great card love color very elegant

Ria said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card, I have to admit to liking this die and the spellbinders Christmas tree die.

I fancy using these two dies for my Christmas cards this year keeping the cards simple but stylish.

Ria

sallysbitz said...

This is just Gorgeous. Perfect colours x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Linda said...

WOW Sue this is just sublime! I love the bauble and the lace looks gorgeous and of course I just love the bow too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Gorgeous card, love every element and what you have done with them!
Enjoy the rest of your evening!
Lara xxx

Celina Dee said...

Hi Sue,
I know how late it is but I couldn't go to sleep before letting you know that the card is stunning and so so very clever.
Night Night
Celina

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic card the die is lovely and the way you have put it all together is magic another soccess story
take care
Theresa x

Su said...

Hi Sue - managed to pop in for another quick catch up and so glad I did, love the bow (lol!) and the rest of the card too. Keep up the good work will try to have a peek later in the week.

Su (Soop)

Christine said...

Love it, beautiful concept and wonderful attention to detail.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

marg0006 said...

What a pretty ornament. Love how you placed the snowflake inside.

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SUZYD said...

VERY ELEGANT CARD.SUZYD X

carolyn lee said...


A brilliant card

Marianna Hammer said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card :)

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue a gorgeous card, I have these stamps and am dying for a play with them so this beautiful card will give me a push! Vee xx

Anonymous said...

Only one thing to be said


BEAUTIFUL !!!


Manx Linda XXX

amelia said...

Hi Sue to a sunny Glasgow
beautiful card again
Amelia x

lynda said...

WOW another mind blowing card just love it. It's gorgeous xx Lynda

fame01 said...

wow love again what you have done with this set of dies , i have just bought these so i carnt wait to get them and start to have a play .. thanks sue again for all your great ideas and stunning cards .. sarah .. x

Buttons said...

I just like the way you can use one colour to such great effect. Hugs, Buttons x

nuttinanni said...

will no longer throw out my scraps of felt! ab fab card

Andrea said...

love the card its really elegant and looks stunning
x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

A lovely card Sue and definitely a good time for Christmas cards in my book. Can't wait to see the mound of cards you have been preparing for the shows.
Hugs Linda x

lady e said...

Stunning and beautiful, i love the colour and bow!

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