Saturday, 1 September 2012

It's A Grand Card

Hi guys!  A card made with the Grand Decorative Ovals today.  I was instantly smitten with these when I saw them.  Since the largest die in this set is 7" x 9" in size I thought it would be lovely to use it for a shaped card sample.  I picked out some decorative paper from October Afternoon to use.  I cut each of the sizes, using the next size down inside it to create a frame.  Once cut, I matted my decorative papers behind each of the three frames.  I taped them all together using the same point on the left so they appear to be spaced.  I stamped my sentiment on milk card in black and embossed it in clear.  I then taped the Asian motif die over it and used Barn Door distress ink to highlight it.  I then lifted the die up and placed a piece of sticky paper under the die and taped it back in place.  I cut the die and then peeled back the backing paper and poured micro beads over it.  I attached my focal piece with mounting foam.  I added a messy bow tied from Lipstick red American seam binding and covered a button with matching paper for the centre of my bow.  I added some pearl swirls across the card as an accent to finish it off.  It's a bit different, but I thought it was quite fun when it was finished!  All for now, Sue x


174 comments:

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Wow!Oh! Wow! Oh! Wow! this card is so, so different I love it.
I liked it when I saw it on C&C it looks even better when you see it up close.
Don`t have the Grand Oval but I do have the circles. Might just have a wee go at this idea.
Thank you for all your inspiration.
Have a Great Weekend

Patricia x

auscrafts said...

stunning !!!!!!

Heather said...

Oh!Wow! Sue, that's different! Where do you get all your fabulous ideas from? I think you must sit up all night with a notepad! :)

Really lovely and unusual make a lovely Valentine!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, yet again a card with the WOW factor, this really stands out. Love the colours you have used. Julia is showing the ribbon wreath on her blog this morning and now I going to see your tutorial on creative expressions. Another Sue special.

Wilma

Olga said...

Wow, the card is gorgeous!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a stunning card. Love, love, love, everything about it. The colours are beautiful, and that paper is so lovely.
Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pam said...

Lovely card and so different. Love the new Lipstick coloured ribbon.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - so french style I think - really unique idea - love it
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Stunning Stunning Stunning.
Soooooooooooo Gorgeous.Hugs Sheila,xx

shampylou30 said...

wow this is stunning love the papers you have used and the button is fab sue xxx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, I love this card and this is what prompted me to go for the grand oval and circle dies from the show. I have used them already but to make a couple of rocker card bases! They look great too with a decirative edge rather than a boring old plain one. I will be trying this card later it's brilliant. Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Fab-U-lous, plus ditto, ditto, ditto what everyone else said!! Mabex

Felicie said...

This card is so gorgeous.
Greetings
Felicie

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, oh boy, this is something special! Love it, love it, love it! Fabulous use of the grand oval dies and the colours are awesome. I think this one goes to the top of the tree. Have a lovely day, hugs Christine H xx

Rose in Chester said...

I LOVE this card. You are clever, Sue. Would have been flummaxed how to get the micro beads onto the sentiment but now I know.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue
I loved this card too when I saw it on C&C. I just love those Grand Oval dies, they are just stunning, just like this card! love Jean x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Ooh I love this, so different,

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card I love it. I ordered the Grand dies both sets I do like these as they cut so easily in the "cali" I am enjoying playing with them such lovely frames and look so pretty plain or with lovely backing papers.
Enjoy your weekend hope the weather is kind to you.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I totally agree with everyone else, lovely, different, great paper choice, colour, covered button, stunning.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

debs said...

Morning Sue what stunning card I loved it when it was on C&C I've not got these dies but now I've seen this card I'm now defiantly going to get them thanks sue for all the insertion you give me.
Take care.

Debs ArtliFf

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Such a pretty card . Looks like a pile of lacy doilies. The colours suit it so well. X

Lynn said...

Morning Sue, This card is amazing. Today is the day, ms off to football this afternoon, so I get to craft without any disruptions....I don't have these particulat dies, but I have smaller ovals I think, I may use your card as inspiration for a topper.....thanks Sue, what would we do without your daily dose of spellbinder magic? Lynn xx

Jane in Spain said...

What a different look - really wonderful! Must try it out with my grand dies!

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
When I opened this WOW was the first reaction.. Very cool.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Wow this is different, very pretty and girly love the papers.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
this is not one of my favs (too much pink for me) and I do not have the grand dies but I do like the concept and I will be trying it out with one of my oval dies. Today is my last full day here in Burgundy as I start my return to the UK tomorrow morning. Will try and catch you before I leave.
Janet x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I loved this card when I first saw it on C&C so I am glad you have put it on your blog so we can get a closer look at it. These dies are on the top of my 'I need' list so I will be ordering them when they are back in stock.
Hugs x

Carolyn said...

Stunning, and so unusual. Love the papers xxxx

dutchess said...

beautiful....loved this when I saw you do the demo...magic and the button is the icing on the frothy cake...as it were...love it take care Margaret

Karen R said...

have finally given in and bought the gc as these dies are great and I need them. love the design of the card.

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

When I saw this on Create and Craft I wasnt sure but seeing it up close well you just know I now have to have those dies as well. Ah well add anoter to the growing wish list.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card Sue. Saw it on C&C & thought it very pretty.

Jackie C said...

Hi Sue.
I like this a lot, it's different. It would need your backing stand though, or need redesigning a bit for a traditional card. Every card you make leaves me "needing" that die!!!
Happy weekend. Jackie C xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card. I dont have these ovals but did order the decorative circle dies, (they had sold out on C&C so had to order elsewhere and I havent got them yet!!!)

I do have the grand scalloped ovals so could do a plainer style

Thanks for the inspiration

Sue xxx

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, love these dies and have put them onto my ever growing wish list! A beautiful card that would wow any recipient. x

joy said...

Morning Sue
Love these dies not used them for cutting yet only embossing.
They are simply fantastic.
joyce.e

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,

this is super fantastic and i do have these dies so will be trying it out.
Love the concept of this card and each layer just draws you to look to the next.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

sued99 said...

This card is not so much to my taste but I can see great potential in these dies.

hazel said...

Morning Sue loved this card when i saw it on c+c. Stunning love the shape and colours you have used. Very elegant and glamourous xx hazel

Izzwizz said...

What a beautiful card, it all goes so well together. I love how you made the sentiment. Maddy x

Marion said...

Hi Sue another stunning card ,i saw it on one of your shows,and of course had to buy the dies not used the biggest one yet but have used the small one is pretty.
Marion

norma said...

morning sue,
what an unusual card really pretty
i love it.have to save up for the dies,just received my pick of the day order from week before last.
best wishes
norma

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I not only need the Die, I still need the G/c to cut them on... I still have the Cuttlebug..I need to watch you do a Button too.... mine never seem as smooth as yours. Lovely card Sue
LoveMarg

norma said...

morning sue,
what an unusual card really pretty
i love it.have to save up for the dies,just received my pick of the day order from week before last.
best wishes
norma

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I loved this when you showed it on C&C, I thought then how pretty it was, lovely paper. I have these dies so I'm going to give this a try. I'm loving the american seam binding too, I will have to get some of that. Have a lovely weekend. Lots of love from Patricia xx

kelly said...

Totally stunning Sue,i now need these!!!!!
You are going to bankrupt me!!!!!!!!
Colours are stunning.
have a great weekend.
kelly

shirley said...

good morning sue another wow card love what you have done think i am going to have to have some of these beautiful grand dies
have a wonderful weekend shirley xx

Joesgrandma said...

A stunning card Sue. Will have to have some of these dies.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, I don't have these dies, but am sure I will have one day. Bx

kimberley said...

Love the shape of this card and the idea behind it although I am not sure about the colour of the backing papers although that could be changed very easily,take care,x.

Carol H said...

I can see the potential in these dies but I'm sorry this card doesn't work for me.

Jane said...

Lovely card eye caching the colour red. How do you get this one to stand up Sue lol.

Jane xx

cebelica said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Hugs! xx

Julia Watts said...

Love the colour of this one. Great idea. The new Grand dies are so pretty. Love, Julia xxx

Sandra F said...

It's gorgeous Sue.

lainey said...

stunning as always Sue :) lainey x

Delyth said...

Love the diffent shape and colour well done great card again xx

Loopy-Lou said...

Great cart!

Sandybee said...

A spectacular card Sue and that paper is so pretty and right for the dies

xx Sandra

cazlan said...

this is a card crying out to be copied - just love it. love the colours, the design, everything. am waiting for asian dies and embossing folder to arrive, but when they do ,,,,,,,,,, i am ready. thanks Sue, another beauty. xxx carole

Teresa said...

Good morning Sue.
This is a WOW card. Well done,you. I have this die on order together with a load of other new ones (including yours).
I love the sentiments you use. Are they all available from CE?
Thank you for your daily blogs. Wonderful inspiration.

Teresa Skipper. x

AdrienneQ said...

Love these dies and the rounds ones and have used them a lot.
Sue do you have any special hints on wrapping the button - yours looks so neat.

Ayelet said...

Wow, sue. this a stunning card!!!
It's so different and special.
I just love the idea and colors and the whole card :)

JULIEMCRANE said...

HI Sue

I love this card. This was my favourite sample on the show, its stunning.

Julie x

JULIEMCRANE said...

HI Sue

I love this card. This was my favourite sample on the show, its stunning.

Julie x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love this design so different.
Have a crafty weekend everyone
Love Tina x

Lacelady said...

Beautiful card, but I don't think I will be buying any of the Grand Dies just yet, I still have lots of the regular size on my list.

Your choice of pretty paper also enhances the die cuts. Lovely

June Fletcher said...
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June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue... WOW!!! Another stunning design :)

June x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card, don't have big dies as I only have a cuttlebug, hey ho can still use the inspirations you give us. Have a nice day.
Jess xx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Another stunning card, I loved it when it was on C & C, the paper's are lovely.

Have a great day.

Chrissie..x x

sue said...

Morning Sue, Love the the card so different but stunning.
Hugs Sue M x

martine said...

Hi sue oh my what a lovely card, love the sentiment xxx
all the best martine xxx

Lin W said...

What a great idea,really different.
xxx

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

A lovely, lacey, pink, girly card. I love it

Erica x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, i loved this card when on C&C, its a real show stopper! Fab idea, i can see it as a wedding card in the wedding colours! Love everything about this one!
Emma

Kate's Cards said...

Very unusual! Love the look!

salem said...

lovelly card

Maryann said...

Absolutely stunning work here again Sue. It looks gorgeous, I really love the glittering look on it, sooooo beautiful.

Cassieajh said...

Wonderful card Sue very pretty. Hugs x

angiec said...

beautifull love the papers you have used and the bow and button set it off a treat

HiggiSue said...

Hi Sue
I can see why everyone is wowed by this card and the idea/potential for the layout. Unfortunately it doesn't sing to me though bit ott for me....sorry.

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Loved this when I saw it on C & C, The papers are beautiful and it makes a very different and interesting card.

Love Rosemarie xx

sarah hyett said...

Wow a really fantastic card. Absolutely love it. X

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. Will have a look at my dies to see what I could use to make a similar card. Found some coloured micro beads in my craft room the other day, will have to use them sometime.
Evis.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Oh! goodness me what a fantastic card and the idea lends itself to other Grand dies too surely.
Enjoy your weekend
Margaret

beachie said...

Just love this card, I would love that die, nice and big for scrapbooking too.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow wow! fantastic card, the papers the dies and of course the beautiful bow, all blend together to make a really beautiful card. Thank you Sue for your inspiration.
Carole N xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful. I got these dies just thinking of large shaped cards but now you show us they can be so much more. Very clever indeed and I love that backing paper.
Frances

Crafty Lark said...

Absolutely beautiful. Something else for my wish list. xx Flora

Anthea said...

What can I say that hasnt already been said....another amazing card. Hugs xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a pretty card!! I love the look of the grand ovals and circle dies. I do not have them but they are on my wish list. The papers you have used are lovely and the bow and sentiment finish the card perfectly!! Thank you for your continuing inspiration love Tres x x x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I just love these ovals. Hoping to get some birthday money tomorrow, so I know where it will be spent!! Beautiful card and love the colour. Hugs, Carol S.xx

foxyg said...

What a fantastic idea Sue. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Loved this card when I saw it on C&C, thank you for sharing x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, fab dies. Hugs, Moni

guffie said...

godd morning sue well what can i say that everyone else has already said, the card is beautiful and i just love the but that you have done to match the paper just brilliant would never have thought of that xx gail in eastbourne

Buttons said...

Such a different approach for this one. Love it Sue. Hugs, Buttons x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card,the papers you have used are fab. Love it.
Margaret L

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card,the papers you have used are fab. Love it.
Margaret L

lilygee said...

What a fantastic Card Sue - I am going to make a similar one now for my daughter's wedding Anniversary -thanks for reminding us about those dies and that way of using them - I have so many dies now that I can't keep track but since I started my blog I've started to use them now and it is enjoyable even when you don't get any visitors. If anyone would like to look at my blog, it is http://jeanlilygee.blogspot.co.uk/.
lots of love lilygee xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Smashing card , great colours. Even the button matches beautifully. Yes a grand card.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A gorgeous card, sooo feminine., love the paper, sentiment button and bow they lend themselves beautifully. Do not have these dies, now I need them. You are such an inspiration, thank you for sharing. Managed to watch Julia at 11am loved the stamps, another must have I think.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

nattyboots said...

what a big beauty this one is ,simply stunning

Elaine h x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Thought this card was
stunning when you showed it on C&C
must get the grand ovals I have the
smaller ones and really love them,
I have the button maker too and
haven't
usrd it in ages you end up with so much stuff
you forget about it.
ancyd xx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Hi Sue
I can appreciate all the hard work that has gone into this card and I do like it but it's the shapes that's putting me off. I know that's the point of the card but it's not for me personally. Love everything else about it though.xXx

Jill Liddle said...

What a super card. I think the whole thing is quite extrordinary. I know what my next few projects are going to be now! This is such a great idea that I think that I will be trying the same type of card in differing shapes. Love it, love it, love it.
Thank you for giving me some great inspiration.

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue another stunning card I don't have these dies and I'm not sure if I will get them even though they are very pretty but I don't tend to do big cards but maybe now that you've shown us the stand for the back I might have to reconsider!!! Lol love lesley xx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue absolutely stunning

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
You are so clever - I would never have thought of attaching the dies together in that way to create such a different card. Thank you so much for sharing.
Beverley W

Ita said...

LOVE it love it,stunning
Smiles
Ita

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Wow! That is absolutely stunning Sue. It's gorgeous and the Lipstick Red American Seam Binding is lovely and matches the gorgeous papers perfectly.

I love everything about it.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Bosquie said...

Super card. Have the ovals so have to have a play with them.Stunning.XX

Julie said...

Hi Sue, I love the colours and style of this card. I love the idea of the covered button, it pulls everything together beautifully.

Julie & Phoebe xx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

fab card

Phil D said...

OOOOOH how lovely Sue - love it
Phil D

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card, love the colour too.I received my prize yesterday afternoon thank you so much.
Love Marion x

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. This has a great big wow factor for me. I just love all of it.
3362Jan

Dymo Cards said...

Beautiful Sue as always!!! So glad I found your blog! :-) Really inspirational!
Kerriann x

ang said...

beautiful card angxxx

fame01 said...

HI SUE I EMAILED YOU I GOT MY PRIZE 2 DAYS AGO LOVE IT THANKS . LOVE THE CARD TO STUNNING AS ALWAYS ,I AM NOT A FAN OF RED BUT I MAY HAVE A GO AT MAKING THIS IN A DIFFERENT COLOUR .I HAVE ORDERED THESE DIES AS WELL AS THE GRAND ROUND ONES NOW CARNT WAIT FOR THE TO ARRIVEAND HAVE A PLAY . HUGS SARAH ..X

SueH said...

Oh wow Sue, that’s just so stunning!
The colour is beautiful and the shape of the card is a little different making it so special……I love it.

I really do need to get a new die cutter so that I can use these larger dies.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

CraftyLoops said...

Wow Sue this is stunning. Lee x

The Die Cut Diva said...

So unique, with a real wow factor. The dies are lovely, the edges are truly beautiful, Helen O xxx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
This card shape design is so effective with the paper and colour you have chosen. Using the paper over a button - so simple and looks so good.
love from Jackie D

Belinda Barton said...

This is fabulous Sue, so versatile as well. I can so easily see variations of colours for men, and of the sentiment to suit different occasions. I have the grand ovals so Im going to have a play!
BB

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
This is a stunning card, just love the way you have layered the ovals (why dont I get ideas like that) and as others have said I also have'nt got the Grand Ovals but quite a few of the dies I have got could be used in this way. Thank you for the inspiration. Love BrenLel

Kath Grantham said...

Hi Sue, This card is BEAUTIFUL, as are all of yours cards,

CraftyJo said...

Oh now, this is just simply gorgeous.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
This is very unusual for you and I like it alot. So lovely to see you making a card in a different shape. It is so classy.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
Love Linda x

Maggie said...

Good afternoon Sue. I love this card. Wonderful colour and design and so imaginative. I really want these dies - oh for a stretchy credit card! xx

Ladock girl said...

Lovely card Sue, like the background alot. Linda xxx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
this is a beautiful card, I love the shape such a different approach. Well done again!
Joan B.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
I loved this card when I saw it on C&C.It looks even better close up sooo beautiful.

Laura O said...

Beautiful Sue you chose a lovely background paper and I love the grand oval frames you made.A really stand out card. Laura O

Fieldsend said...

It sure is A Grand Card. Bought these dies from C & C n not had chance to play with them as yet but this is a great idea. Keep then coming Sue and you are rand too.
June xx

Fieldsend said...

Sorry Sue, it should read Grand x

Carole Z said...

Oh Sue, what a real stunner! Carole Z X

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wish I could make a card like that, but I only have a Cuttlebug, and it doesn't take the large dies.

connorsnan said...

This is a different card but wow! once again a beautiful card love the dies thank you for all your inspiration love Gillian xx

nutcake said...

Oh, wow!!! What a fabulous card! It really takes your breath away!

Hazel x

Sue B said...

This is so different Sue but really lovely.
Sue B

Craftychris said...

ooh this one is so incredibly pretty, absolutely love it xx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry but it's not to my taste..

Margaret O xx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue. The Grand dies are fab. Oh to win the lottery and have every spellbinder die ever made!!!

Su said...

Very different style of card... lovely!

Linda said...

AWESOME Sue!!! I have these dies too and I love them. Your card is just gorgeous I love the beautiful colours and the sentiment too.

Wishing you a happy weekend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

magpie said...

What can I say? Stunning Sue & sooo different! It reminds me of an oyster shell. Love everything about it, love the dies, the red on cream & the sentiment is lovely too. Gorgeous through & through! xx Love Karen xx

Findtime2craft said...

This card. Is just AMAZING:
Hugs.....................Wendy

Marg said...

I love this card Sue. Congratulations on such a beautiful card. I would love to win the blog candy xx ;)

Christine said...

Thinking outside the box again, fabulous!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Lynne SHarpe said...

Absolutely loving the sentiment and pearls xxx They set this card off beautifully x

jordiegirl said...

Very good idea. I don't have any of the grand dies as I haven't got a Grand Calibur yet - still using my good old Double Do XL - keep telling myself I need to get the Calibur but money is tight.

Pearl said...

Very unique card Sue but very beautiful!
Pearl x

Vie Carter said...

Very clever design Sue - Love it

Vie
x

melanie said...

loved this when i saw it on T.V have used these dies quite alot .Melanie

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another Sue Wilson original I love it you are so inspirational
Take Care
Theresa x

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous design! I love all the reds together!

nikkib said...

this is gorgeous Sue..... I havent got a Grand Calibur so couldnt use the dies but love this card, when I have got myself a bigger machine then i'll be able to make cards like this... x

jayne denver said...

Hi sue what a lovely card
I missed this when on c&c
But I did get these and the circles first time round
And I have used them so many times love them
Thanks Jayne

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Stunning card...Just gorgeous!
Love everything about it!

Regards
Lara xxx

nannapat said...

Stunning card Sue. The colours are soooo pretty & I love the sentiment. Pat x

Yvette said...

great colour choice for this card and a lovely idea with the shape and motifs, very different but as stunning as ever

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue what lovely different card u,ve made me realize that u can do the same with all the other dies
hugs chris x

Sue Parish said...

Definitely a Wow card Sue. I love it. Haven't got the Grand Ovals yet ..... but they're on my (long) wish list,
Sue xx

Sue H said...

Wow! Sue I just love this card,the words are perfect and the patterned paper is right up my street. I didn't think I needed those grand dies but now I know I have to have them :D x

Vivi Morais said...

Sue!!! It's perfect!!! Congrats!!! I loved the color!!

Jan.moogie said...

Well Sue looks like yet another set of dies to add to my list of "I wants", I think this card is gorgeous.x

SUZYD said...

GORGEOUS CARD.SUSAN X

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue sorry so late with commenting, such a busy weekend with 2 Birthdays, 13 and 21, cards and parties, banners etc.,

LOVE LOVE LOVE this
card, so different.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

love this card sue

lynda said...

WOW,WOW BIG IS BEAUTIFUL XX LYNDA

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Stunning, stunning card Sue, makes a great special card - thank you for sharing x x x

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