Monday, 10 September 2012

Double Buckle Card

Hi everyone!  This is one of favs from the last shows, I was real happy with how it came out.  I started with a background of coconut white card that I embossed with the Awesome Blossom embossibility folder.  I wanted a larger size so I extended it a bit and embossed it again.  It doesn't match up perfectly but if your card is busy enough, you won't notice.  Next I cut out five frames from the Labels 27 dies set.  One used the largest die and a smaller one inside, but the other four used the same size dies (the two just under the largest size).  Holding the largest frame, I was able to hook the other four so they attached all the way around.  That is one of the nicest things about this shape, there is the pointed areas inside that will hook over the flat areas on the other dies.  Once in place, I tape them all from the back and added mounting foam pieces on all the sides except where they were hooked together.  I attached this to my background with the mounting foam.  I cut two strips of white and two slightly larger strips of blue card long enough to reach from end to end.  I cut forks into the ends and added white Cosmic Shimmer glue dots along the edges.  Once dry, I crisscrossed them through my label frames.  I cut a small Decorative labels one out of white card to add to the centre.  I stamped my sentiment on white card, then cut it out with a small Labels 27 and inked it with Stormy Sky to highlight it.  I layered that piece on top in the centre to finish of my focal element.  I pierced the edges of my card as a frame to finish my card.   I think this layout would work very well for a masculine card too (always the hard ones, aren't they!)  Whoever received the demo version of this one, though, got a butterfly placed in an awkward spot as I got white glue on the card where it wasn't supposed to be!  All for now, Sue x


133 comments:

Karen R said...

Love the colour scheme and a great card. xx

Pam said...

This is a very striking card but so clever in the way it has been put together, ideal for a male card.

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I loved this card when you demo'd it on C&C it is so pretty.
Hugs x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, saw this card being demoed and was very impressed and it's easy to make, good for me lol.

Wilma

Olga said...

Tha card is beautiful! very unusual shapes )

Carolyn said...

Stunning and so clever xx

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

debs said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card. saw this when you demo'd it on C&C it looks even better up close. The colour is so bright and striking. Hope you had a good break and the batteries recharged.

Take care

Debs Artliff xx

Jan.moogie said...

A very striking card Sue the sort one can use for men, lovely x

Heather said...

Great men's card Sue and the colours are lovely blue and white always looks fresh.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

effieslass said...

Hi Sue lovely card, dramatic with a real touch of elegance x

auscrafts said...

lovely colour scheme ,saw this one on C & C

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card. As you said ideal for the both male and female. I like the embossing folder used.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

karenlotty said...

Hi Sue Hope you had a great break I love this card It always intrigues me as to how it is all linked together Must have a go Hugs Karen

Maryann said...

WAUW this is sooooooooooo gorgeous and I love, how it turned out, absolutely stunning Sue. Just as I love it. have a great day and wonderful week ahead now everyone.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card especially for a man, no bow again! Love Jean x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, really like this card design and colours, and as you say could be suitable for a male card. Looks intricate, but seems fairly simple to do. Bx

baconbits said...

Morning,
Love this card, very crisp and clean. The interlocking is great.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Ayelet said...

Great card!
I love the colors and the background embossing folder :)

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, a very clever geometric card, ideal for a maLe bday I think - I always find those so difficult to do! Thanks for ideas.
Rgs
Clare W

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I think it is the colors I love in this card. Very nice

Rose in Chester said...

Beautiful card for men, not with that sentiment though

Victoria said...

Saw you demo this card and was impressed with your inventive use of the dies! Blue isn't my colour but it works nicely here.

Christine Harrop said...

Love the blue and white and the clean lines of this card.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love everything about this card, looks like my wish list is going to get bigger ha ha.
Happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue, another fabulous card. Just love those particular dies.
June x

foxyg said...

Stunning card. Your cards give so much inspiraton Sue. Can't wait to get into my craft room.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Again another clever card, amazed how you do it, very striking.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A very intricate card today, I love how you have been able link the die-cuts together, you are ingenious. Lovely colour scheme. Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel said...

Gorgeous card sue loved this when i saw it on the show very masculine, stunning looking but relatively easy to make xx hazel

Sue Thom said...

Bore Da Sue , What a fantastic card . I love the design, the colour , I love everything about this card. I am so glad I taped C and C last week. Well done once again Sue.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the pattern.

Clare x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Loved this card on C&C, so clean and crisp. The interlocking die cuts are amazing, would make a great male card with a different sentiment.
have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

AdrienneQ said...

Love this on the show. Thanks for letting us have all the detail about its make up and the close up shots.

Ruthie said...

I love everything about this card, the colour, the design the clever way you have interlocked the dies, but one thing which still blows me away is how deep the embossing is from the spellbinder embossing folders. That texture, to me just adds so much more to what would still be a great card. top of the class ms wilson.

guffie said...

good morning Sue, love this card it works so well and i love the way it all locks together and i think for this reason it could be used as a base for a mans card especially in the colours you have used xx gail from eastbourne

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Fantastic card your so clever the way you have buckled the die cuts.Think this one is ideal for male cards which is great as they are so hard to do.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - a great card -love the colours - blue and white always goes down well with me - I think this one looks quite military and so therefore good for the fellows - lots of colours could be matched and so giving us plenty of choices. Thank you.
Janet x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loveky, great shapes and colour.

Carolyn B said...

Brilliant card Sue. The embossing folder is lovely and is on my 'next to buy' list.

Carolyn B x

Anonymous said...

Lovely Sue, just lovely. Hugs Sheila x.

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card sue

Jane in Spain said...

This is really stunning!

sue said...

Morning Sue, I like this card very much, very clever in it's design, the colours are nice too.
Hugs Sue M x

Wendy L said...

Wow this looks s different, brilliant. xxx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely use of the dies. Like it. X

Joesgrandma said...

Geometric springs to mind. Nevertheless very striking and attractive. Love the colours used here and the embossed background. Thanks Sue.

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card.
Evis.

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Nice card.
One for the boys?

Erica

Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue, This design almost looks like a Windmill it looks so intricate but I am sure it is easy to make, your butterfly reminded me when I made my daughters wedding dress I caught some of the silk while embroidering the skirt, so I had to embroider 2 more gerbera daisies, one to cover the hole & the other to match & she never knew! Hugs xx

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, love the way you used the dies on this card. Just waiting for my money box to fill up a bit more and then buying the blossom mbossability folder as its gorgeous.
hugs xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the colours in this card, look very intricate.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

joy said...

Hi Sue
I like this card to so much work but it pays off.
May try to make this card bet it wont look like yours. lol
joyce.e

Lacelady said...

Butterfly or not, I would be happy with either. I think your buckle cards generally are inspired, and this one excels itself!

nannapat said...

Very clever, very unusual & great colour combo. Pat x

Carol H said...

Nice card - perhaps one for the men.

Maggie said...

This is such a lovely card. It does look like lots of work though I believe you if you say it's not. I would have been grateful for the card with gluey bits all over it! xx

martine said...

Hi sue i liked this card when you showed it on c&c xxx
all the best martine xxx

beachie said...

Wonderful card Sue, it looks so intricate. yet so simple. You are a never ending supply of great ideas, keep them coming.
Audrey x

Linda said...

WOW, I love this card and the fabulous way they all interlock is fantastic.

I am off on my holiday today so won't be visiting for a few weeks so have a wonderful couple of weeks and enjoy Ally Pally.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, yes i loved this card when it was on C&C, great like you say for masculing cards also. Great to heard you also have to cover up glue blobs with butterflies!!
Emma

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, loved this card on demo at C&C. I am sure they didn't mind the added butterfly!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Susan White said...

Great card - would be a fabulous card for a man, maybe with the houndstooth embossed background. thanks Sue.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Great card for all occasions and can be male or female very useful.

sheila said...

I must have missed you demonstratingthis one but was so pleased when Leoni showed it in detail, such a creative card showing how the dies have a different dimention

lilygee said...

An unusual design Sue - as Pam says, it looks quite masculine and I think it really is ideal for a guy - love the colours.
love lilygee xxx

Joan Donaldson said...

Another great card Sue, hope you had a relaxing few days

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Love this use of dies, and the colours work so well. I have tried other buckle cards, so might try this one.

Love Rosemarie xx

Bosquie said...

An ideal card for men.Reminds me a bit of lego!!XX

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, wow what an intrigiuing use of the dies, a must try, it would work well for male cards. Thanks again for passing on your inspiring ideas. Take care. Jess x

Carole Z said...

Super card Sue and it looks so impressive! Carole Z X

kimberley said...

Like the colours in this one-good for the male of the species,take care,x.

Jackie Calvert said...

I do like this one Sue.
xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a very bold ,striking card.I love the colours you have used. It all looks quite complicated to make though. My brain can only cope with something simple!! Another card to try in October!! (my birthday present!!) A great card to make for a man. Have a great day love Tres x x x

fame01 said...

nice card sue as always . hugs sarah

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Love the colour this would be good for my hubby as he is interested in railways tooks like a crossing!
Hope you enjoyed your break and your batteries are recharged.
Margaret

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
As you say, a good one for a masculine card - although I prefer to make your most frilly OTT ones, it's always as well to have a plan for a man!
Sue xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and with a bit of tweaking it'll be an Xmas card for my hubby lol
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Heidi said...

Beautiful card....fabulous design for a male but also us females too, if using 'girly' colours. will have to try this one!

Hugs
Heidi x

Granny Ado said...

Great card

Laura O said...

A fabulous card ,love the way you made frames and linked them together.Laura O

Meg said...

Very zingy card Sue.

Margaret O
xx

Sandybee said...

Really liked this one when you demo'd
it. Love the colours
xx Sandra

CraftyJo said...

Stunning Sue, very clever - as always.

Ita said...

Hi Sue ANOTHER FAB. CARD SUE, and I love the colours
Smiles
Ita

nattyboots said...

Absolutely stunning !!

Sue B said...

Love this card & the colours you have used. You are spot on when you say it would make a great man card. Bet the one with the butterfly was equally as nice.

Vie Carter said...

Great card for a man as well as ladies

Vie
x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card, love the colours.
Margaret L

magpie said...

Saw this one on C&C & wow! This is great for a mans card as it looks "mechanical" in the way you have interlocked the them together like pieces of machinery. Great card & love the navy/royal blue & white xx Love Karen xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Blue and white has a lovely clean-cut look. Agree with your opinion about this one being a great masculine layout. That's the first thing that struck me too.
Have a great afternoon.
Sue

nutcake said...

Very striking!

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Hope you are well.Another stunner.You are so clever.Jan.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

WOWSERS! Love this card Sue and being a Scottish lass it reminds me of the Scottish flag a wee bit!
xXx

SerenePolly said...

Hi Sue


I really like this - it would work well for a male card.

Hugs
Christine
x

Jane said...

I feel bad saying it but, I'm not feeling the last two card, don't no if its the blue not my colour.

Jane xx

lainey said...

this is very different Sue, very clever :) lainey x

cebelica said...

This is fantastic! Hugs! xx

Julie said...

Hi Sue, I would never think of lacing the different die cuts together. Julie xx

Lin W said...

love this card the colours really stand out.
xxx

TonyR said...

hi Sue
i have been following your blog intently after watching you on Create and Craft.
i notice there are not many comments from MALE crafters -- well i am one!
i absolutely love love love your designs and have become a spellbinders addict recently because of you!!

this card is stunning! i hope to be able to create a version myself soon!

ive been using sam poole's shop for lots of supplies too.

hope you show on C&C again soon
tony x

http://tonyrbrighton.blogspot.co.uk/

Tracie Carmody said...

Love this card x

sued99 said...

What a stunning card for all occasions.

SUZYD said...

WONDERFUL CARD.SUZYD X

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Great male card!
Love the dies and layout!
I'm sure whoever received the demo card, didn't mind the addition of a little butterfly! I certainly wouldn't object!
Enjoy the rest of your evening!
Lara xxx

Janice K said...

Very unusual and I agree with you that it would be great for the men in our lives. x

Vick said...

Funnily enough Sue, this is one of the only cards i didnt like when i saw it, but it kinda grows on you, lol!!! hugs hun xxVick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
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Izzwizz said...

Fab colours x

Barbara said...

Beautiful and very complex looking card. Not one I would attempt yet.

Ladock girl said...

Wow this card is amazing really like it Sue well done. Linda xxx

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Thanks for this card Sue, saw it on Create and Craft and tried to recreate it for a mans card but couldnt remember exactly what you had done. Knew something was missing - it was the crating the frame - not using a solid shape. Nowe it all makes sense lol.

Love the card and will definately be doing my version of it now - thanks for sharing.

mags said...

A very striking colour combo and love how the dies just seem to sit so nicely together.
Mags
x

Christine said...

I missed the demo, and this looks too complicated for words, so thank goodness for Sue's explanations.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue....lovely card...I do like the colours...Hope you had a good break..

Chrissie...x x x

Dawn Louise said...

Wow such a creative piece fabulous as always x. suelicious I say x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
So you demo this card and your oophs. I cover mine up all the time hehe. No one knows. Fabulous idea. The colours remind me of new England style or willow pattern. Smashing .
Well done another brill card
Born again Spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I fell in love with this card layout as soon as I saw it on air. It is just so different. With love & light Theresa. H

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, nice card, the colours are good too, you could give this to a man. take care vanessa xx

jennywren1947 said...

lovley card sue this 1 would b good 4 a mail card
hugs chris x

Yvette said...

a great idea for a male card Sue, and one that can be so easily tweaked to give a variety of looks with a little imagination. I really like it

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue love this and I agree with most of the posts today that it would be very suitable for male cards!! Love lesley xx

Deborah said...

Well Sue this is indeed an unusual card but very cleverly put together.
Have a great week. Deborah. H :)

Kiraneries said...

Sue the card is absolutely stunning, thank you. I received it from C&C a few days after the show (my name came out of the cup). Hubby was so impressed he has not said a word about my large delivery of Spellbinders. It has pride of place on display to give me inspiration.

CathyinMN said...

This is really a fun card. I really like how the dies are interlocking and the buckles, as well.

Rufus said...

Love the colors and how you've hooked the frames together and used the stripes as "buckles". Really like the look this gives.
R/

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
What a different look this card has. Love the geometric looking shapes. Great card for male or female.
Joan B.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
What a different look this card has. Love the geometric looking shapes. Great card for male or female.
Joan B.

Claveh said...

I can see why this is one of your favourites Sue, thank you for sharing. xxx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

This is lovely Sue. Love the colours and the layout is most inspirational.
Hugs Linda x

lynda said...

Hi Sue i saw you demo this card on C&C loved it then and love it now
Lynda xx

jordiegirl said...

Brilliant idea Sue, lovely card

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