Tuesday, 11 September 2012

A Fabulous Day

Hi guys!  Need a really quick card, this is the one for you!  It's a bit girlie, though but a really nice one to send for no specific reason.  I started with the Asian embossibility folder and inked the negative side with Spun Sugar distress ink.  I placed my coconut white card inside and ran it through the Grand Calibur for a faux letterpress look.  This will allow the ink to be transferred to the non raised areas of your background.  I hand cut the bottom of the embossed background along the pattern, giving it a scalloped edge.  Tip: if you use some fine sand paper, you can easily remove any areas that do not cut smoothly, just like filing a ragged fingernail.  You can probably find other embossing folders that would probably work nicely with this technique too.   I stamped my sentiment on white card and mounted my background on top.  I added a piece of black teardrop lace around the card and a double bow that I tied from the ruffled edge organza ribbon.  I added one of my favourite new pearl button embellishments to the centre of the bow.  I made two stick pins using some beads in my craft stash.  I covered a small piece of white card with self adhesive sticky paper.  I cut one of the lacy butterflies from the Les Papillons set and then peeled the backing paper and covered it with micro beads.  I glued the butterfly in the upper corner and pierced the edges to complete the card.  Simple, and quick so it will work for many ocassions hopefully. 
On another note, I was scheduled for shows today, but they have been postponed for a bit.  I don't have a finalised date yet for them, but it is looking like it will be in the next few weeks.  Watch this space for updates!  All for now, Sue x



166 comments:

Pam said...

I love your girlie cards Sue and this one is stunning too. love the effect of the embossing and cutting the edge.

Linda said...

What a beautiful card
hugs Linda

Rose in Chester said...

A fabulous card for a fabulous day - simple but stunning.
You're a genius.
Hav a fab day yourself, Sue.

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Very nice I think I should copy this card soon. I like fast simple and chic.

baconbits said...

Morning,

Well quick it might be but - it is still stunning, sophisticated and very elegant.
You are a star.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

auscrafts said...

lovely card

Heather said...

Very Pretty Sue I love the delicate spuns sugar in the background very subtle i use it a lot for my girlie cards it is so delicate.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, another beautiful card even though you say it's quick. Must have a try at the faux letterpress technique. Enjoy your Tuesday, hugs Christine H xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Wow, this is really stunning. I must get that embossing folder, love the way you have cut the edge and the appearance of one of your lovely bows today!! Love Jean x

Granny Ado said...

This is a lovely delicate card.

Anonymous said...

Love it! love it! love it! Great to hear we will be seeing you soon on TV. Mabex

cebelica said...

So pretty! I love the embossing and that lace you used. The butterfly is gorgeous too! Hugs! xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, very girlie, will have to give the letter press effect ago.
Happy crafting.
Love Tina x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
WOW what an absolutely stunning card, I especially love the stick pins you've made (perhaps you should go into production with these lol). Disappointed your shows have been cancelled hope your okay.
Hugs x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, What a gorgeous and elegant card, it's beautiful. I love the effect of inking the negative side of the embossing folder, it is a beautiful look, and cutting the edge, the asian really lends itself to that. This looks a really quickie card and is gorgeous too. Lots of love from Patricia xx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Your 'simple' cards are so lovely, really like this one, white and black with a touch of pink, love it.
Have a great day everyone, even though it is throwing it down here;-p
Happy2craft

ang said...

simple but stunning angxxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Stunning card but looks easily achievable in a relative short space of time which is great!

Jane said...

Well Sue you have excelled yourself today, I love today's card this is my short of card love everything about it.

Jane xx

Sonia Jones said...

Super card. Sonia x

nannapat said...

Simply stunning Sue! Love the embossing folder - very striking. Pat x

Maryann said...

A really beautiful and so romantic looking card here today. I just love how clean and simple it is and yet soooo gorgeous. Just awesome work hun.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I really like this card and the Faux letterpress is such a good idea too.
I was hoping today you would show Majestic Circles on tv, they are so different I need your slant on them.
Have a glorious day.
LoveMarg

foxyg said...

That's a gorgeous card. I love the black and white. Very effective.

kelly said...

WOW such a beautiful card Sue.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Such a beautiful card and so useful for many occasions. Love the colours you have chosen are they new stickpins???? and the butterfly looks so pretty with the microbeads and pearls.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card love the embossing and the bow. will be watching like a hawk for your tv schedule, can't wait. xx hazel

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is gorgeous.

Joesgrandma said...

This starts the creative juices flowing. Its beautiful! Waiting for my first embossability to arrive. Never used them before. Should open a whole realm of possibilities. Thanks Sue

debs said...

Morning Sue what stunning girlie card I will have to have ago at this one. You give us so much inspiration sue what would we do with out you. Hope that C&C sort out what day you are going to be on. Take care Sue.

Debs Artliff

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,

Love, love, love it.
I have been on holiday but have been checking in each day on my sisters iPad.
Every card in the past week has been a stunner.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

sarah hyett said...

Wow a very pretty girly card.

norma said...

ooh! i like this card sue
hope you are well,looking forward to seeing you on c&c soon
best wishes
norma

Clare said...

Really pretty card, love the pink and black.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card love the fresh clean look, this one is a real WOW.
Have a lovely day, Love BrenLel

Christine Harrop said...

Such a lovely card, very elegant and sophisticated.

Julia Watts said...

Just lovely. Really like your homemade stick pins! Love, Julia xxx

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

A gorgeous, girly card. Love it!

Erica x

Wendy L said...

Beautiful card today, love black & white. xxx

Crafty Lark said...

Great card and that black lace and ribbon is fab. xx Flora

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Really love this card, sooo delicate and fresh. the letterpres look is so effective, must try it and the cut edge is gorgeous. Your stick pins are amazing, thank you so much for your inspiration.
Have a great day everyone,
Hugs June x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this is a very pretty girlie card. Love it. Bx

lainey said...

So classy Sue, love that braid!! lainey x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this is a very pretty girlie card. Love it. Bx

Victoria said...

I love how you've used the Asian embossibility folder. It's a great background. Looking forward to your next shows!

Yvette said...

another new idea for the embossing folders Sue, I will have to go through mine and see which ones will lend themselves to this idea, I really like the whole concept of this card, although as someone who has a difficult relationship with tying bows I doubt I would find it as simple to make as you did :-)

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the card - tres chic! Please do lets us know you confirmed dates as soon as you have them as I want to clear my diary! Now, those stick pins you made - how did you do them pleae? Did you start with a plain one and add beads to it and if so, how did you get them to stick and not slide up and down the pin? cosmic shimmer glue perhaps?... A demo/tutorial or blogged idiots instructions would be gratefully recieved please - I have never attempted to make my own stick pins before so have zero knowledge of such matters.
Rgs
Clare W

Carolyn B said...

I love this embossing folder and how you have used it.

CarolynB x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I love this card so much so that I have just ordered that folder!!!!

Sue x

Linby said...

Another beauty Sue, love the soft pink with the black.
Linbyx

Ladock girl said...

Girlie is my middle name, love it. What a lovely idea to cut round the scallops on the embossing folder. I have tried inking the embossing folders I have and it's very effective. Linda xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the simplicity of this card would be suitable for many occasions.
Like the way you have cut the scalloped edge.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

joy said...

Hi Sue
LOvely card just love this folder.
I have not used the inking of the folders but will try it later today.
Thanks for sharing with us.
joyce.e

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card. Shame about the cancelled shows, but will look forward to them soon. X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a very wet Sheffield
it maybe simple but it is really beautiful. I love black and white and with a little colour on the backing paper seems to enhance the card. I have made stick pins from bead stash before when I have run out of bought ones and they do look good.
Will be keeping my eyes open for your shows.
Janet x

Marion said...

HI Sue really like this card ,it is very elegant looking.
thank you for repling to my email.
Marion

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful,wonderful, beautiful, card.
Love everything about it. Especially the embossing folder.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Love this card i have this m bossiblity folder also agree with Clare W a tutorial on how to make your own stick pins would be fabulous

beachie said...

My first comment got lost. Love this card, that is a really lovely embossing folder and looks super cut out across the bottom. Sorry your shows are cancelled today
Audrey x

hotpotato said...

gorgeous card

sue said...

Morning Sue, this is a really lovely card.
Hugs Sue M x

Anonymous said...

WOW factor Sue, just WOW factor. Hugs Sheila.x

Sandra F said...

Beautiful card Sue. Shame about the shows. Hope they rescheduke them soon. xx

kimberley said...

REALLY love this card,big WOW,WOW,WOW.May be a quick make but it is stunning and the recipitent would think you had spent a long time making it. Sorry to hear your shows have been postponed-you are one of my main reasons for watching so tell c&c they are missing a great opportunity! take care,x.

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, wonderful card all frilly and girlie but simple to achieve love it. Hugs xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, A stunning card love this background and colour is great.
Nancyd xx

jayne denver said...

Hi sue lovely card
I think it's any occasion card love the folder
Thanks Jayne

Sandybee said...

You might call it a quick card Sue but I would call it stunning,
xx Sandra

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
Love the delicate pink in the embossed background (also a lovely feature)the lace, ribbon and bling, with these you have created a beautiful card!
Have a great day, look forward to seeing you on C & C!
Lara xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card once again, another one to try. Sorry to hear your shows have been cancelled, but look forward to them soon. Take care, Jess xx

Izzwizz said...

That background is so pretty. Could really do with some good telly so hope you are back on soon :-) maddy x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, might be a quick card but certainly doesn't look quick or simple. Thats the beauty of spellbinders!
Emma

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue yet another beautiful creation, i dont know how you do it ,your ideas are fab

Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Great card Sue - just love it and I will certainly be making a few of these. Not inked my embossing folders before so am looking forward to trying this technique now. So disappointed to learn your shows have been cancelled - don't see enough of you on C&C as it is!! Looking forward to seeing you soon. Yvonne xx

martine said...

Hi sue what a lovely card xxx
all the best martine xxx

Olga said...

The card is gorgeous! Love the butterfly!

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and nice and girly. I don't have that folder, but I am sure another would do just as well. Look forward to your next shows when they are sorted out.

Love Rosemarie. xx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Pretty card.
Evis.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
you have a fabulous day too. Amazing quick card. Like the way you have cut the scalloped edge of the embossing die. Another ace trick. The butterflies i have fallen in love with made a pile that are sat in my draw waiting to fly onto a card hehe
Well done Sue great card.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the simplicity of this card. A great, less is more example. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Ayelet said...

Lovely card!
I've got to try this embossing-ink technique, it's beautiful.
I also love the way you cut the embossed part at the bottom :)

fame01 said...

love this card sue like you say a quick one to do they are always handy to be able to do . thanks again for the inspiration .. hugs sarah ..xx

Maggie said...

Good morning Sue. Thank you for this card. One can be tempted to over-egg the pudding sometimes and it's good to be reminded that simple works just as well. Sorry not to see you on TV later. xx

salem said...

wooow card love all, pity no tv show

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card Sue, especially as I have that folder on order, so I love it when you give me ideas! So sorry we won't be seeing you today though, especially if it will be weeks before you are back on C&C.

Karen R said...

Oh this is so pretty - I love the butterfly dies and that folder is really pretty. Look forward to seeing your shows soon xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a very pretty card. Like the idea of it being quick although it probably won't be for a mere mortal like myself!Like the way you have cut the bottom of the embossed card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Great Card. Thanks for the reminder that embossed card does not have to be used as a whole but that we can cut round the bottom of the pattern to form a pretty border. With Love & Light Theresa. H

s said...

Beautiful card Sue yet again. I love the new butterfly dies & am putting them on everything. What a shame you won't be on our screens today, will just have to look forward to when you are going to be on. Have a good day.

Beth Peake said...

very pretty. Where do you get your plain stick pins from Sue? I have asked CE so many times to get some in but to no avail ;-(

Beth

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue lovely card simple but stunning and you can't go wrong with monochrome cards they always look stylish. Gutted your not on c+c today hope its not too long before you are!! Thanks love lesley xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
for a (quick card) this is absolutly gorgeous.
Love the butterfy
Margaret L

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah,
Love the elegance of this on Sue, understated and gorgeous, thank you x

lady e said...

if i will receive card like that my day definitely will be fabulous!
Beautiful as always!
Hugs
Lady E

guffie said...

good morning people .... what a beautiful card if that dropped on my door step it would definately make me smile : ) xx gail from eastbourne

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card!! So simple but elegant. I love the butterfly, and the lace and bow really finish it all !! Looking forward to seeing you soon on cc. Hope it wont be too long love Tres x x x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, another fab card..:)..xx

Ruthie said...

Once again a beautiful card just perfect. I played with my butterfly dies yesterday for the first time and they are even more gorgeous than I imagined.

Ita said...

Hi sue another WWW card,I have ordered the aisan m.bossibility ,so now I can try and make this card lol when it arrives
Smiles
Ita

Karen brass said...

Hi Sue,
I love the simplicity of this card, it looks so elegant. I just have to buy this butterfly die, it fits with anything.
Take care for now, love from Karen brass xx

Phil D said...

Absolutely lovely Sue
love all your cards
Phil D

Carol H said...

Love this card - if this is simplicity them this is the one for me.

Vie Carter said...

a fabulous card indeed

I now have the micro beads and am beading everything in sight, lucky we don't have a cat!!

Love it

Vie
x

gwen70 said...

A very pretty card today Sue, love it

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card Sue, not *too* girlie really :)

Lin W said...

WOW love this card,no change there then as all your cards have the WOW factor
xxx

Claveh said...

This is a very pretty card Sue, thank you for the continued ideas. xxx

nmty said...

hi Sue, lovely card and technique with the embossing folder, have just bought winter wonderland, and the letterpress technique would probably be a good one to try. thanks for the inspiration.

will keep a look out for the shows.

lv norma

Bosquie said...
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Bosquie said...

Superb card, and just the most delicious colour combination.XX

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Another WOW card. Love it. So nice to see some dressed stick pins. I love making these. Thank you. 3362Jan.

snapdragon25 said...

Love that embossing folder. The card is beautiful - classy as usual. Thanks Sue. Hil xo

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful card! Love your stick pins!

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutely glorious.So girlie and so pretty-love it.

Laura O said...

So beautiful,simple love the butterfly.Am still waiting on them to arrive 3 weeks now but they were posted last thur so should be on soon .Can't wait to try them out.Laura O

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue
I really like this card. Simply done, but elegantly and decoratively created. The hint of colour on the embossing is very effective and goes so well with your design.
lots of love Linda x

shirley said...

afternoon sue another amazing card love the lace you have used and i must get some of the button embellishments have a lovely day shirley xxx

Andrea Patterson said...

My first time at 'blogging' ever. I have just been browsing your site toi get inspiration for making my friends 50th birthday card and I have really been inspired. Yours cards are wonderful. I love Spellbinders and am slowly building my collection. I try to watch you on Ideal World if possible and I have even started to record your programes so I can see the demonstrations. I must say that I think you 'White poinsettia' card is the loveliest Christmas card I've ever seen

Andrea Patterson said...

Hi Sue I've just been looking to get inspirtion for making my friends 50th birthday card. I thibnk all of your cards are wonderful and your 'white poinsettia' card is the loveliest Christmas card I've ever seen.

Meg said...

Haven't tried this colouring technique yet but will have to try it as I love the card.

Margaret O
xxx

Janice K said...

WOW! This may have been a quick card but its very effective! Love the look and those pearly buttons are amazing. x

lilygee said...

A quick but very sophisticated looking card - Love those Asian dies and just got some today so can't wait to play with them. Look forward to seeing you on C&C Sue.
love lilygee xxx

Tracie Carmody said...

Such a beautiful card. I do love butterflies at the moment x

magpie said...

What a beautiful card Sue x So simple yet stunning. Love everything about it! A "you sing to me" card! xx Love Karen xx

June Fletcher said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue...
June x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue what can I say another stunner. Sorry you will not be on our screens today, I do look forward to your demos.

Wilma

Barbara said...

I can only echo what everyone else says, its gorgeous. Can we please have a tutorial for the stick pins have never made my own.

lynda said...

Simply beautiful with the WOW factor
Hugs Lynda x

Marlene said...

So artistic fabulous card also love the stick pins Thanks for your great ideals Marlene

Oksana said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue!x

Kim Patten said...

Hi Sue

I love this card

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Where do the ideas keep coming from Sue - yet again stunningly simple in its execution and appearance.

Thank you once again.

Jacqui

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous Sue! Hugs Carole Z X

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Card I love it.
Love Marion x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue....Stunning card.....

Have a great day.
Chrissie x x x

Vick said...

Evening Sue,
I remember seeing this on a couple of the shows and loved it, i have done the 'letterpress' technique and love it but have only ever done it with Antique Linen, but i have Spun Sugar too so will try this next time, what a beautiful card, love it, hugs, Vick xxx
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sheila said...

it is si lovely to see so much of the embossing folder design.

sheila said...

it is si lovely to see so much of the embossing folder design.

Christine said...

Love it. A beautiful, fancy, luxurious, card, whilst actually being inexpensive and uncomplicated. Impossible to ask for more, perfect.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Pink and black go so well together Sue. Lovely card.
Pity about the shows but at least we will still get to see you in action. Yeah! xXx

##Gail R## said...

Stunning!,
Love the colour combination
Gail Rx

sallysbitz said...

What a beautiful elegant card Sue x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Jackie Calvert said...

A simple but elegant technique. It looks much more complicated and is lovely. xx

vanessa said...

Hi Sue,love this card, the teardrop lace is lovely, the butterfly is lovely, its all lovely take care vanessa xx

nikkib said...

What a fabulous card Sue..... god idea about filing the hand cut edges which do not cut properly... x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a super card so pleased my dies for the butterflies arrived last week.
Margaret

sued99 said...

Lovely card. I do like the butterfly dies.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card, love everything - especially the embossing and the butterfly. Sorry you weren't on tv today but I am trying to save my pennies for Ally Pally so probably just as well!
Sue xx

brenda said...

Beautiful delicate card Sue pink and black go so well together x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue should have looked on here b4 1 went in2 my craftroom 2 do a wedding annerversary card would have been a lot faster lol
hugs chris x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Quick and beautiful definitely a card for me :D I love the ruffle edge ribbon, will have to get some of that and I love the hat pins :D
Sue xx

Dawn Louise said...

Fabulous card, it's very pretty and stylish and elegant x

Jan.moogie said...

Beautiful card Sue x

nuttinanni said...

love the stick pins, have made several for use on keyrings(curl over the end first to make loop). any more ideas for using beads on cards would be much appreciated.

nutcake said...

Very elegant!

nutcake said...

Love the bow and embellishment. Another gorgeous card.

Carolyn said...

Stunning, love the butterfly xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful and right up my street! I will definately be doing this card in a few different colourways. Love Sam xxx

Shazza said...

Sue this is gorgeous x

Julie said...

I adore this card so much I've just had to buy the Asian mbossabilities :o)

Julie and Phoebe
xx

SUZYD said...

GORGEOUS CARD.SUZYD X

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...another lovely card...and I love the bead pins you made...what a clever idea...How did you get the beads to stay on the pins???...a nice choice of color aswell.

Take care now. Deborah. H :)

Jan.moogie said...

One of my favourite sets is the Asian
boarders and folders, lovely card Sue.x

jordiegirl said...

Amazing Sue

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