Sunday, 2 September 2012

Latticed Card


Good morning all!  This is a classically simple layout for a card.  It hardly needs any explanation at all, but I can't tell you how many times I get emails saying that they hadn't thought about that or had forgotten about something or a post that I had put up had reminded them, etc.  This is one of those kinds of cards.  I think we forget, far too often, that we can change a die cut in some way to use it.  Sometimes a simple act of cutting it in pieces to use, changes the entire way a card comes out.  I have used the basic Lattice extendable background die template here and simply cut it into three sections for a bit of interest on a very simple card.  Think about using bits of your dies as borders or inside frames you have created.  This die is perfect for that sort of thing.  I just matted each section with white and black card to help pop it a bit.  I cut one of the butterflies from Les Papillons, just the lacy form for the corner of the card.  I used some of my black rhinestone swirls across the card, which always works so well as a sort of trail left by the butterfly so you get that sense of movement.  I added a black seam binding ribbon around the card and tied a messy bow, topped by one of my flatback pearl embellishments.  I stamped my sentiment on a separate piece of coconut white card which I used as a base for my three sections.  I added my final mats of white card and pierced the inner mat for a nice defining frame for my card.  This card can be put together very quickly when in need and it will work with just about any sentiment or colour you want to use with it. 
Now for the winners of this weeks Comment Game:
Sue Thom!!!
Linda (Lindyloo)!!!
Beachie (Audrey)!!!
 
Congratulations to all!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  You must do this before I will post it please.  All for now, Sue x
 
 


163 comments:

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue......another stunning card..it may be one of your simple ones...as i said it's stunning..thanks for the inspiration.

Have a lovely day.

Chrissie...x x x

Rufus said...

Pretty, pretty! Some times "simple" is best. Although it's really hard to call ANY of your cards, simple!
R/

auscrafts said...

morning Sue ,another lovely card

Marianna Hammer said...

Good Sunday morning :)
What a wonderful card, this is just how I like them. Nott too busy :)
You are very very good at "composing" cards.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, you say simple, I say it looks as though you spent hours working on it. I have the lattice die on order and now can't wait for its arrival. I am so glad I found Spellbinders and of course your blog they have given me so many ideas and now my cards just fly. Everyone is impressed especially when I use one of your creations.

Wilma

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another wonderful card. Just love visiting every morning to see what you have for us next.
Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cebelica said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the butterfly! Hugs! xx

Dawn Louise said...

Morning sue the birds are singing. the rain is drizzle and your card is lovely to see at the start of the day. A fabulous creation and yes a versatile layout thanks for sharing x

marg0006 said...

Love the trillis and butterfy. So elegant.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

melanie said...

Stuning elegant card thanks for sharing .Melanie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this card - I have the lattice die on order but it's not arrived yet! This is a must try. Please can you tell us when you are on C&C next so I can clear my diary etc.etc....

Thx
Clare W

Pam said...

Very pretty card and although you say "simple" the result is always stunning.

Dawn said...

Yet another stunning card Sue. Looking at your blog is the first thing I do on computer every morning - I am addicted.

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Card. Thanks as always, Mabex

Rose in Chester said...

A very good Sunday to you, Sue,
and thank you for the card, beautiful as always

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Here I go again, "Stunning" I love it. Have the die on order hopefully it will be here soon, so I can play.
Have a great day

Patricia

jacqui said...

Simple but it still looks like time and much love was taken in its construction.

Joesgrandma said...

This one is gorgeous Sue. Thanks.

Joesgrandma said...

This one is gorgeous Sue. Thanks.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another crisp, clean, simple but stunning cards, I am liking this pale blue, it is lovely with the black and white. Congrats to the comment winners. Have a great Sunday everyone.
Happy2craft

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Good morning Sue,
Well what a fortuitous day, I am still up (one of those sleepless nights) and I decide to log on to your blog and there I see my name beneath a card I class as My Style!
Thank you so much for the win, I am as excited as a child on her birthday. Silly me...lol!
To your wonderful card. Oh boy is this ME. I love the clean and simple lines, soft and clean colour scheme and the fact that we both used three panels (in effect) on our cards today. Mine is no where near as elegant and classy as yours, I've gone for fun and funky today. Anyway, this is about you not me.
This die is such a basic design but I think it needs to be a craft box essential as it can as easily be used for classy as it can for bold & dramatic. I missed out on these extendable dies on your shows (I missed everything if I'm honest, money was tight), but now I have seen this I am going to look out for them on the website and see if I can get a few of these, they are amazing.
Thank you for sharing something so simple to remind us we don't always have to be overly creative to produce beautiful cards.
I hope you have a wondeful day.
Congrats to the other winners too.
Enjoy. Linda xx

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning card Sue.x

Felicie said...

This cars is very elegant.I love it.
Greetings
Felicie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

This may be a simple card Sue, but what a statement it makes! Love it. love Jean x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - this is just before I set off for Calais so will not be online tomorrow but should be back Tuesday morning - I love today's card in all its form - I bought the botanicals and the butterflies but did not get the lattice so it is definitely on my must buy list.
Talk to you on Tueday
Janet x

Jane in Spain said...

Blast! And that is another die "I NEED!" Lovely card.

dutchess said...

simple but stunning Sue.....every element works perfectly you are a wonder...hope you are having a great weekend , take care Margaret MP

dutchess said...

simple but stunning Sue.....every element works perfectly you are a wonder...hope you are having a great weekend , take care Margaret MP

lady e said...

Very elegant card! Even your messy bow is elegant and not messy at all :) Stunning!
Have a good day!
Lady E

nmty said...

hi sue stunning card, sometimes the simple ones are so effective.

can't wait for my extenable die to arrive, should be here soon.

lv norma

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous elegant card suitable for so many occasions. Love the colour you have chosen.

Congrats. to the winners

Hugs Annx without an "e"

nannapat said...

Simply perfect - gorgeous card. I have the lattice and botanical swirls on order & can't wait for them to arrive. Pat x

Christine Harrop said...

Love the clean and simple lines of this card - which have produced something far from simple!! It's beautiful.

Desiree said...

The three panel effect is SO effective Sue - a definite must-try! Enjoy your day.x

Marion said...

another nice card Sue.I was trying yesterday to extend the botanical swirl but didnt have any luck ,is it possible for you to do a tutorial on this please.
Marion

Heather said...

Hi Sue

This is beautiful; so clean and fresh looking and classy! I like classy! LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely Elegant design I love these types of cards .
LoveMarg

baconbits said...

Morning, what a fresh looking card, just by cutting you can achieve such a different look.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Julie said...

Morning Sue, I'm definitely going to have a go at making my version of this.

Julie
x

Janice K said...

A beautiful design, yet again monochrome looks amazing with the added pop of colour. Thank you for the great ideas Sue. x

jayne denver said...

Hi sue oh this is lovely will have to try this thanks jayne

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
What is there not to love about the simplicity of this card and it still has the WOW factor.
Congratulations to the winners and happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

Sandybee said...

Simple?? Maybe, but so beautiful. Love the clean look of this card

Have a great Sunday xx Sandra

Loopy-Lou said...

Simply Devine Sue! And your card's not bad either! You are an inspiration. Many thanks.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Just my type of card elegant a clean lines. Love the blue sets it off a treat.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue another gorgeous card, that lattice die will have to go on my wish list

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow what an elegant, beautiful card, I love it. The pastel blue with the black and white, simply gorgeous. I missed out on this die and can't wait to get my hands on it, boohoo. Congratulations to all the winners, enjoy. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marleine said...

Hiya Sue,
Stunning card. Love the dies. X

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sue - this die is next on my list to buy as it is so versatile. Great idea to cut into panels - always good to use as a man's card with a sentiment used instead of a bow. Thank you for another great idea. Yvonne xx

sheila said...

Sometimes it can be quite difficult to do simple because your mind has all the different dies and papers and what you can do with them so once you start it can be quite difficult to stop, but I do love this is delicate and soothing

BridgetCG said...

A really beautiful and elegant card Sue, am definitely going to get the extendable dies as soon as possible. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I just NEED this die it is wonderful and so versatile. Your card today is simply stunning

Sue xxx

Sonia Jones said...

What a really lovely and simple card. Its really quite elegant too. Sonia x

Bosquie said...

Congratulations to the winners today.I won last week and had a beautiful set of stamps.Many thanks for that.Love this card and anything with a bow and a butterfly is my kind of crafting.XX

sarah hyett said...

Another great card! Love everything about it.

norma said...

morning sue,
i missed out on the lattice die,hope to get it in the future.
this is a lovely card,butterfly just adds that special touch
best wishes
norma

nattyboots said...

Love it Sue , Simple but very stylish.

Elaine H X

Karen R said...

Love this card and the colours are just perfect xx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Now this is why I look forward to logging on your blog everyday, you make us think out of the box. I love this die and think the card you have made today is gorgeous. Congratulation to the winners.
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous Sue. Hugs Sheila.x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card. I know you say its simple but its so affective. Love the colour. Well done to todays winners.


Debs. Artliff

Julia Watts said...

Stunning! Love, Julia xxx

Olga said...

Sue, the card is stunning! Love the butterfly and laces panels.

Sally said...

Sally Mc

Stunning card, just lovely, I love all the lattice work, its so very versatile.

Katiek said...

Love this....so simple yet so very effective i might just have to borrow this

thank you

Katherine xx

Lynn Jackson said...

another beautiful card, so elegant

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Another wonderful card, simple to you, not to me. I love that lattice background I think it must be one worth having.
Audrey x

Sue B said...

Such a simple but beautiful card Sue.
Sue B

lilygee said...

A very simple card Sue but so effective and elegant. thanks for sharing with us.
love lilygee
xxx

Wendy L said...

My fave, black, white and a butterfly - gorgoeous. xxx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, This card is great. Thank you for making us think outside the box. You can get so much value out of your dies if they can be used in various different ways.

Love Rosemasrie xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Simple yet very elegant, this card would be suitable for many occasions I just love it. Have a great day, Love BrenLel

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
As you say a very simple card but it is still a very stricking card.
I love this lattice die and am trying to get my hands on one. I just see it having so many uses.
Ria

Clare said...

Lovely card, I love the background lattice die, will have to put it on my list to buy.

Clare x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, layout and colours.
Emma

hazel said...

Gorgeous card use love the colours and so so so need that lattice die xx hazel

Victoria said...

It may be simple but the end result is absolutely stunning! Love the colours and the layering.

kimberley said...

Love this one Sue and have this die so off to do some happy crafting,take care,x.

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card to brighten up this dull Sunday morning.
Hugs xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This is lovely once again. Imhave the butterflies so I will try this...another winner...thanks

Lacelady said...

Brilliant! Elegant simplicity. I love it.

Corinne said...

Just ordered my lattice die cant wait for it to come Will certainly try a look a like card Thanks Hugs Corinne

ALI said...

Another gorgeous card. My die hasn't arrived yet but thanks for the inspiration for when it does arrive!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I love this card. It may be a simple card for you, but it is one that I will be able to replicate!! Although I love all your cards, sometimes I do struggle to achieve similar results!! Love Sam xxx

fame01 said...

simply elegant .. stunning card .. hugs sarah

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
This is lovely! Who would have thought that black would work so well with the pastel blue? So many ways to use the lattice. I've made up my mind now I MUST have it!
Have a peaceful Sunday.
Sue

HiggiSue said...

Hi Sue
Now this is a me card! I got the botanical Die and this would work well too. I need this die too.......
I love it. on my wish list.
Hugs Sue x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
I like this one. The butterfly dies are realy lovely.
Jackie C xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely card!! I love the simplicity of the three lattice die panels. The shade of blue you have used is beautiful. It really makes this card come to life. The butterfly is fab and the bow too and the swirly pearls look great. A really lovely elegant, classy looking card. Lots of love Tres x x x

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, lovely card simple works, take care, Jess x

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue.
Another lovely card Sue. We need you to do (In the Classroom with
Sue Wilson )like Barbara Gray.
Love Marion x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I will definitely be trying this one.I have the dies and can I just say they are gorgeous. I love the lattice and the butterflies are so delicate. I hadn't actually thought about splitting the lattice but it is certainly effective. Love the card - the blue is lovely.

Ayelet said...

You are so right!
Take something and chance it into something else - that's creativity.
That's how you make art :)
Obviously you have tons of it and I'm glad I can be inspired by you :)
Oh, the card is amazing.
The butterfly is so beautiful.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another simple elegant card that is so stunning.
Margaret L

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Simply lovely.
Beverley W

Jackie D said...

hi Sue,
It may be "simple" but so effective.
love from Jackie D

kelly said...

WOW totally gorgeous Sue,simple and elegant!
Have a great sunday.

guffie said...

good morning all and congrats to this weeks winners .... as you say sue a lovely classic card ... have a lovely day xx gail from eastbourne

Joan Hill said...

Love this one Sue, clean and classic, can't wait to get my hands on the lattice die. Thank you x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

great card will b trying this one just waiting for my lattice die to arrive

Tracie Carmody said...

Absolutely stunning. Such a simple idea too xxx you truly are an inspiration xxx

Meg said...

Lovely card Sue, I am just waiting for my butterflies and then I can start making cards inspired by you.

Congrats winners..

Margaret O xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue..Another stunning card!! I just love this sort, because as you said,it's so simple but can be used in any colour and die combination and will always look good!...Enjoy your day....xx

martine said...

Hi sue what a lovely card love the colours, sue your card are amazing xxx
all the best martine xxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue, the card is beautiful and elegant. The colours look so good together

June x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a stunning card, clean and fresh. The lattice die is simple but so versatile and the butterfly, rhinestone swirls and bow are gorgeous. Perfection in a card.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

Beth Peake said...

just loving the stylish simplicity of this card
luv n hugs

Beth

Dawn said...

A beautiful card, clean, simple and stylish...perfect!

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Beautiful Sue. This card makes me think of France (not that I've been there!) To me the lattice sections look like shutters on a window with the butterfly fluttering by on a gloriously warm early morning. Bliss... xXx

Linda said...

Afternoon Sue, WOW I love this the colours look fabulous and I am loving the latice panels. The black pearl swirls are stunning as is the bow too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Just beautiful.You may think it simple(I don't think any of your cards are this)but it has the wow factor.

Ita said...

Morning Sue this is a a realy fresh card I love the dies you used and I must buy them abd the butterfly ones, as you say the lattic can be adapted for any design
Have a nice sunday
thanks for the inspiration
Smiles
Ita

Maryann said...

Again a really beautiful card here Sue. I love the color and the butterfly too, so just my kind, and you always makes things looks great.

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful elegant simple card love the colour.

sue said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card and love the blue and black. Congrats to the winners.
Hugs Sue M
xx

sue said...

Morning Sue, such a pretty card and love the blue and black. Congrats to the winners.
Hugs Sue M
xx

lesley said...

Hi sue this is a stunning and simple card and as I have these dies I will definitely be giving this one a go thank you love lesley xx

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
Gorgeous card!
I love the colour combo and the dies...the lattice and butterfly are so delicate...and of course your swirly bling, ribbon etc.. beautiful!
Congrats to all the winners!
have a great day
Lara xxx

lainey said...

very elegent Sue. lainey x

Claveh said...

I love everything about this card Sue, the colours, the dies used, the bling...stunning! xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi sue
well i have given in and ordered this lattice. Just think there is a lot you do with it.
Smashing colour scheme again. Really love the butterfly (which on got on C&C).
Loads of dies to catch up on. So i may bomard you with cards soon, SORRY
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Ladock girl said...

This card is amazing Sue, I'm looking forward to using my lattice die when it arrives. Linda xxx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love everything about this card the butterflies are gorgeous I've been doing loads of them this week
Congrats to all winners
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a super card, my dies are ordered, can't wait for them to arrive!
Enjoy your Sunday
Margaret

Clarissa said...

Lovely card. Sometimes less is more!
Clarissa. X

Divinity said...

wowsers!!!!!! ur card is fabulous!!! :)

Christine said...

Love the lattice dies, super card.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Christine Hussey said...

Simply beautiful Sue and that butterfly is gorgeous.
Congratulations to today's winners, enjoy your prizes ladies!
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, hugs Christine H xx

brenda said...

The lattice die is so simple but effective makes a very elegant card and finished off with your beautiful bow x

Yvette said...

Hi Sue, another fab card and what a great way to use a die, it really is limitless what you can do with the 'simplest' of dies. Thanks for another great idea

Craftychris said...

Fabulous! Love the way you have used the lattice die and congratulations to the winners xx

jordiegirl said...

That's a beautiful card Sue and such a good idea.

Dymo Cards said...

Gorgeous card Sue!!! I love your designs! Just wondering if I can get some advice about getting the more fiddly patterns free from the die? I keep tearing the paper on the ornate crosses! Is there something glaringly obvious I'm doing wrong? Sorry if this has been answered before, I'm new to using dies! xxx

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, sometimes the simple ones are the best. Waiting along with everyone else for my dies to arrive.

Jane said...

How very Lovely delicate and feminine.

Jane xx

Laura O said...

Fab card Sue love it so simple and yet so effective,love the butterfly.Laura O

Vie Carter said...

great card and design, another most surely to be copied

Have a nice Sunday Sue

Vie
x

Vie Carter said...

great card and design

have a lovely Sunday Sue

Vie
x

CraftyJo said...

Another gorgeous card Sue, I do like these extendables :)

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I have just ordered this die and can't wait for it to arrive and start using it! Carole Z X

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card Sue, it is so clean and crisp.

Maid of Kent said...

Beautiful card, so crisp and elegant, those butterflies are to die for. Hugs Ann

Pinky said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue and you're right (of course!!) I do forget to think outside the box with my dies, Thanks for reminding me! Love Vicki x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Gorjuss card! Yes you have reminded me that you are able to cut up background or die cuts! You know we rely on you so much. Hee Hee! I got some birthday money today so off to the craft shop tomorrow. New die me thinks. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Simple in design yet absolutely stunning.

What else can you say?

SUZYD said...

STUNNING CARD.SUZYD X

magpie said...

Another pretty masterpiece Sue! Love the lattice background & the stunning effect it gives. Such a simple card but it's like you say, keep thinking outside of the box & play! I can honestly say I've got tons of bits hanging around "in case they come in useful!" As you do! Thanks for the inspiration Sue, take care xx Love Karen xx Congratulations to all the winners! xx

nutcake said...

Very elegant!

Hazel

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Stunning Card. You're so right cutting the lattice into 3 pieces has really altered the look of the card. Thanks for the reminder. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is lovely.

vanessa said...

HI SUE, ANOTHER LOVELY CARD, LOVE THE COLOURS, VERY SIMPLE BUT STUNNING, MANY THANKS VANESSA XXX

Crafty Carol said...

Yet another beautiful card Sue. It looks stunning, really wished I had your talent and ideas!
Carol xx

Buttons said...

Oh, that lattice background is to die for!!! Love it. Hugs, Buttons x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and definitely one I would like to make - when I get the lattice die that's on my wish list!
Congrats to the winners,
Sue xx

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card. Love the lattice background and the swirls showing the butterflies flight.

Lin W said...

pretty but not ott,great
xxx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Another great card Sue, must get this die

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue

lynda said...

A smashing card i have just got this die and think i am going to have so much fun with it. Thanks to you Sue with all your lovely inspirations. love Lynda xx

lindyloo12 said...

I love the colours and the simplistic look of this card, and it is an bonus that you said it is easy to acheive too ha ha, thanks as always for the inspiration you give us all.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!

Love the colours used and that butterfly is one of my favourites.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

The Die Cut Diva said...

Totaly goregous Sue, Im loving the new lattice, its on my shopping list, I hope they will be available at the ally pally which is my next shopping spree Helen O xxx

Chuckddic said...

The three panel effect is SO effective Sue - a definite must-try! Enjoy your day.x