Monday, 12 November 2012

Poetry In Kindness

Hello bloggers!  I hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend.  Another Labels 20 card today.  I used the largest size in the set to cut an aperture in my milk coloured card.  While the die was still in place, I embossed it using the Mystic embossing folder while it was open so as not to cut into the folder.  I lined up the pattern and extended it to create a larger background for my card.  I picked a decorative paper with a neutral floral pattern and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I peeled the backing paper off and micro beaded it for a fun textured look.  I mounted my aperture over my micro beaded background using mounting foam for dimension.  I stamped the labels 20 stamp from the Justrite Kindness collection and cut it out with the matching die.  I added pearl Nestabling to the edge to accent it.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out using the heart circles and inked it with Antique Linen while still in the die.  Once I removed the die, I used a bit of Black Soot around the very edge of it and mounted it in the centre of my focal element.  I tied a large double bow using black silky crush ribbon.  I added two pearl stick pins and a fancy button (from my craft stash).  I added a pearl swirl from the edge of the aperture radiating downward to the lower corner and a smaller swirl in the opposite upper corner.  I pierced the edges of the milk coloured mat to complete my card.  I do wish that my photographic skills were a bit more keen as this one is truly lovely in person.  All for now, Sue x


160 comments:

Pam said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card today, the embossed background is really lovely and your sentiments are so appropriate.

Jan.moogie said...

Love the card Sue,must use my embossing folders more me thinks.x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - nice one!
Rgs
Clare W

auscrafts said...

Morning Sue another beauty

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue Hope you had a good weekend too

Another stunning card. I love the colour scheme that you have used.

Sue xxxx

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,

Oh today'scard is amazing i love it, just my kind of card, understated elegant, classy and well made!!! hope you are well sweetie, Hugs, Vick xxx
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SUzanne Thomas said...

G M Sue I love this type of card. Must have these stamps.All for now

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, Sue, absolutely love it.
Suitable for so many occasions with
different sentiment.

'P' in Wales

Karen R said...

Hi Sue, really pretty card, love the microbeaded background.

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Hope you had a good weekend too. Today's card s fabulous I love the layout and the colours you've used. I would love to look through your button stash you have some amazing buttons lol.
Hugs x

Olga said...

Great card! So elegant!

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, this is up to your usual high standards, elegant, love the black and white theme. Just so lovely.

Wilma x x

Anonymous said...

Ditto!!Ditto!!Ditto!! to all the comments about today's card, Still missing you already. Mabex

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card agin, love the sentiment. Bx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this is absolutely beautiful. I love the microbeaded background, must try that idea, Carole Z X

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue, this looks like a good idea for me to try this or part of this technique today, thanks. The card is fantastic as always.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue...Another stunning card..I love the embossed background.The stamps and dies are on my wish list, think I will have to put them on the top of list..lol..

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Joesgrandma said...

Another gorgeous card Sue! Thanks!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another stunning card today. I love that folder you have used, and of course your wonderful papers you use.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

jacqui said...

Great card , but I think for me it needed a little colour, that may be the lighting in the photo.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, it is amazing how embossing can bring a card to life, must get some large folders as can never line up the smaller ones.
Happy crafting
Love Tina X

Victoria said...

Lovely card again today Sue, and I think that your photos are nice and clear! Still waiting for your big news!!

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Another really elegant card

fame01 said...

Hi sue
well a real stunner of a card .. n whats the big news oooooohhhh carnt wait ..
hugs sarah ..xxx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card.

Donna Jones

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Stunning, love the Labels 20 die, it is such a lovely shape. The colour and paper choice is perfect, again beautiful.
Have a great day today.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly beautiful card, lovely backing paper, gorgeous embossing and labels stamping, truly beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

moonsea said...

Good Morning Sue.
This is my first attempt at a blog comment, so I hope I am doing this right.
Your cards are truly stunning and you have given me lots of inspiration (and a depleted bank account as each card means I have to enlarge my stash of Spellbinders dies).
I would love some help as to how you leave a die in an embossing folder as in today's card. I'm afraid I might ruin the folder or die!
Thank you

Sonia Jones said...

A truly lovely card. Sonia x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another stunning card!

love Jean x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.Really love the labels 20 die and the matching stamp. Beautiful card again.

Val in Spain xxx

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue and a gorgeous sentiment. Pat x

Sandra F said...

It's gorgeous Sue. xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant.

Clare x

Rose in Chester said...

Just beautiful..........

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another stunner, I love the background paper, Oh! as usual I love everything about this card.
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, this is truly a beautiful card. Hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What beautiful backing paper and sentiment. Very stylish.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Another pretty card. The words are especially good. X

Beth Peake said...

Love the words on this one Sue. Another lovely card. Just goes to show Less is More

Luv n hugs

Beth xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A really gorgeous card, the embosssing, Labels 20 dies and the way you have split the nestabling drawing your eyes accross the whole card. Yet another inspirational card, Thank you, Love BrenLel

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card. Love the little pearls.

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

kimberley said...

WOW WOW WOW,nothing else to say except wish i had some of your stash of buttons,take care,x.

Celina Dee said...

Ahh. One little die, so many ways lol.

Marion said...

Hi Sue i can only agree with what has been said ,stunning card.
love Marion

hazel said...

Stunning card Sue love the background xx hazel

Maryann said...

I can only agree to all that´s alrready said here, it´s so gorgeous.

hotpotato said...

lovely card.

Izzwizz said...

This one is beautiful Sue. I wonder, how do you get your stickpins to stay in place please? I worry about leaving the points out in case they hurt someone IYKWIM. About the photos, I don't know what camera you use, but I can recommend a Nikon D50 or modern equivalent. My eyesight isn't very good and a good camera is essential for doing the hard work for me :-) tax deductible for you I'm sure! Maddy x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Just a beautiful card ....I love the shape of the labels 20 and the justrite to match. Take care Love Michelle xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful card and suitable for any occasion. I do like the beaded insert/backing and the pearls just finish it off. Not too fussy for me and so just right.
Janet x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
What can I say that hasn't already been said. Stunning.
I love label 20 dies one of my favourites and I like to make an aperture as you have done.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Love this elegant card Sue. Love the backing paper too. Stunning. Yvonnexx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful.
Gr Elly

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunner love the
cutout look and the colours are lovely
Nancyd xx

dutchess said...

beautiful Sue.....just perfect...no crafting for me today making my Christmas cake!...hugs xxxxx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, really must use my embossing folders more often

marg said...

Hello Sue!
After a cold but pleasant weekend its back to the rain!
Love this card I still haven't tried embossing with the folder open and the Die still in..but it looks so nice when you do it! Love this card
LoveMarg

Erica said...

Morning sue Sue,

Well there's certainly poetry in your cards Sue.
It's just lovely.

Erica x

Jane said...

Love this one Sue its texture and colour combo is just up my street.

Jane xx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a wonderful card i loke ghe csrds that uou have used lables 20 on as I think they are very are very versatile they can be dressed up for femsle and dressed down for male cards. I do like all the fancy papers thst you use. Take care sue.

Debs Artliff

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Yet again another wonderful card and more inspiration to use embossing folders more.
Margaret

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love that embossing folder. The patterned paper just adds that finishing touch, apart from your bow of course, and all this stash you have,are they buttons you put in the middle of the bow ?
Audrey x

Kate's Cards said...

Wow!

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Another stunning card. I love the layout it really catches the eye.

Love Rosemarie xx

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, Hope that you had a good weekend too.
This card is stunning, love the beautiful backing paper and the sentiment so appropriate.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, love the colours and layout. Emma

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Just love this card its beautiful and those pearls around the label are so eye catching,like the backing paper also .

Take Care
Elaine H X

nzillingworth said...

#Hi Sue
very nice stacking of the sentiment with the different patterns. Yep another 10 out of 10 from me
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Maggie said...

An amazing card. The textures don't really come out in the photo so I would love to see it for real. Beautiful, elegant, proper classy! xx

lainey said...

I love the combo of papers you chose Sue!! lainey x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, everything has already been said, about the card, must try this one as I love my labels 20 . Your photos are fine don't worry. Take care, Jess xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous card lovely sentiment and my favourite labels 20 dies.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue well what can I say that hasn't already been said!! Another stunning card love everything about it. Can't wait to hear what your good news is!! Love lesley xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card, and I love the backing papers - whose are they. Must put Die 20 on my Christmas List xx

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

I love this card and wondered if using the pearls in black would have shown a little better???

June x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card, Cheers Margaret T, x

Julie Mac said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card. The labels 20 dies really are versatile and i love the fact there are matching stamps too. So many card designs to try out - there's just not enough time!
Julie x

Margaret, said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.
Cheers Margaret T,x

Carol H said...

Another stunning card, love the colour scheme.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Pretty card again. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jackie Calvert said...

This one is simply beautiful Sue. If your photography doesn't show it at it's best, I really wish I could see the real thing.

magpie said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful, elegant & classy card today. Wow! Stunning! Don't you worry about your photography skills, your photo's look mighty dam fine to me! Maybe the odd one shows them in a different colouring due to the light but you can leave that to our imagination! Beautiful card Sue, thank you xx Love Karen xx

Heather said...

I love the pretty background on today's card.
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

cheekypaws said...

Hi Sue
Yet another lovely card. I don't know how you come up with all these great card.
Love Elaine

Ruthie said...

Oh sue I am in a panic my GC has broken, and so is my heart. I can't live without it, how sad am I. I love the card by the way, just wish I could go and make it. If I had a flag pole it would be half mast today......

Bosquie said...

Labels 20 are superb dies. So versatile. Another stunner Sue XX

Lacelady said...

This one is a stunner, I LOVE that labels 20 shape! Would it make a good buckle card?

Crafty Lark said...

Good morning Sue, Another beautiful card, love the texture effects you achieve. xx Flora

JackieP said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card have been tempted to buy the labels 20 after seeing yours, hope mine turns out as nice as this one.

Ayelet Barkay said...

Beautiful card! I love the aperture you made, with micro beaded background :)

Cassieajh said...

Very Pretty Sue, I just got the Mystic folder so I will have to give it a go. Hugs x

AnnR said...

Very very pretty Sue this is a lovely embassing folder

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Labels 20 you can never have enough demos of these, love the card i think I'll try this in diff colourways too
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a truly elegant card today, I love it.
Frances

susan ward said...

this die must be your most versitile I think you love it. fab card
suexx

Claveh said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, I love the colours, really elegant and with one of your famous bows, we are being spoilt! Thank you for the inspiration Sue! xxx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
Not so relaxing as I went to the NEC yesterday but I had a very nice day out and have switched on today to such a pretty card, really like this embossing folder
love from Jackie D

CraftyJo said...

Lovely! That sentiment is very prettily done too. I'm a bit of an amateur - very amateur - calligrapher so I love to see a stamped verse looking hand-scribed.

Paula Gale said...

Gorgeous card Sue- really shows that label off nice - and of course - the bling, beautiful as usual.

Paula x x x

lilygee said...

Gorgeous card Sue - beautiful papers and the pics are good enough to show how nice the cards is. What a lovely sentiment too.
love lilygee xx

iggy said...

love the card as per usual & i also love the embossing folder. many thanks for the inspiration

Tres said...

Hi sue. This is a beautiful card today !! I love everything about it. I have fallen in love with labels 20 dies. They are on my christmas wish list !! Love the colour combo too. The swirly pearls make the card look very elegant and classy. Lots of love Tres x x x

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely.

howdy said...

stunning.

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue,
This is a very intricate gorgeous card, I like it very much.

The black and white main colours are so chic.

Best wishes from Katie-Lou

Gail said...

Morning Sue( well it is in Fl)
Lke the card very much. I still do not have L 20 even after shopping in Michael's yesterday. Bu I'm sure it won be long before its in my collection as you create so many wonderful cards with it.
Gail C x

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, another amazing card and love the black and white.
June x

Didleydimo m said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card for us! I like the clean lines and the contrasting black colour. x

Vie Carter said...

Now Sue this is back to your more usual style

Lovely clear cut card

Beautiful

Vie
x

salem said...

love these dies and colors

Rose in Chester said...

Beautiful card - just made for us girls.
Thanks for sharing, Sue.

Paper Junkie said...

This I love! X

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
This is truly, truly beautiful - and your photography is fine, especially in close-up which shows the microbeading off nicely.
I looked for any hint of the exciting news you mentioned in todays post but can't spot anything yet. You are a wicked tease, Sue! I wonder how long you will keep us in suspense?
Sue xx

nikkib said...

what a lovely sentiment sue.... to go with a lovely card......... love labels 20, so versatile x

Susan White said...

Love the black and white theme and the sentiment stamp is just wonderful.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card that would be great for so many occasions and I love the monochrome feel of th card. Brilliant
love
Jan

Laura O said...

Fab card ,the embossing folder is fabulous.Laura O

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and love labels 20 so useful. Jean Z xx

Marlene said...

Lovely card one of the most useful die label 20 is, wish my bows look as good as yours!!! x

baconbits said...

Evening Sue,

I thinkthat labels 20 is a super duper card, very versatile infact being used today for Christmas.
Really liking the whole cncept of this card.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Janice K said...

I love monochrome projects and this card really shows why-effective, classy and simply gorgeous! x

ruth jamieson said...

Hi Sue beautiful card beautiful sentiment I love it Ruth

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another masterpiece I love it wish I had time to have a go
Roll on retirement I WISH
Theresa x

Oksana said...

Lovely, pretty card Sue!x

tracy w said...

Evening Sue I love this one can not wait till tomorrow thankyou Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card Sue, you've done it again. I'm truely in love with labels 20 and the stamps that go with them. More please using this die and stamps.
God bless
JanNxx

john said...

what a beautiful card it is so elegant
Debbie xx

sued99 said...

Loving this card.

SerenePolly said...

A lovely elegant card Sue. I use embossing folders almost all the time now, from the smallest embellishment right up to a whole car front. It makes such a difference. Between folders and Spellbinders dies, I am very content!


Take care

Christine

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Every time you do it I think I must try micro beading backing papers - it really does make a difference. Lovely card once again by the way.
Beverley W

lynda said...

Hi Sue another lovely card love the embossed background i have got to use my embossing folders more often.hugs Lynda x

Sandybee said...

Another beauty Sue and I do like this set of labels

xx Sandra

HiggiSue said...

Thumbs uo....lovely

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Wow ... Look at those pearls! Another brilliant card Sue xXx

Linda said...

Stunning Sue! Love the embossing too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Jan Epps said...

Wow Sue another magnificant card. The labels twenty is just such a lovely shape. Jan

Christine said...

Beautiful, and a fabulous sentiment too.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue you truly are an inspiration. Words fail me as I have used all expletives on your creations and this one is another that will be in my all time favourites file. Thanks again for sharing your creativity.
Val C xx

brenda said...

Love today's card Sue so elegant, labels 20 now on my wish list. X

guffie said...

good evening sue, well after two days of raging tooth ache i have now been to the dentist and had the darn thing pulled out... so i can now get back to looking at your marvellous blogs, i loved yeasterdays card how christmasy was that one, and todays is just as gorgeous, love the colours that you have used and the center piece of the bow is stunning xx gail from eastbourne

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue

Another lovely card, love the colours.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card but agree with June Fletcher about perhaps using black pearls.

Margaret O
xxx

Kylemore Kards said...

Another beautiful card. Have the dies NEED the stamps to go with them now. Sue, you do a smashing job...keep 'em coming! Thanks, Hil. xo

jordiegirl said...

Looks beautiful Sue.

suep said...

Elegant and simply stunning. Thanks for your continued inspiration.

Crafty hugs

Sue P

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it Sue, one of my favourites.

Crafty Nanna said...

it's a beautiful card Sue, I must really try harder with mine. I do wish I had some of those stamps as well they have really beautiful sentiments

melody said...

Hi sue ,another Lovely card the embossed background is so pretty. Hugs Melody xXx

melody said...

Hi sue ,another Lovely card the embossed background is so pretty. Hugs Melody xXx

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely beautiful card!
Not a pleasant week end. Have the flu :(

Addicted to your blog said...

A very classy card love the colour combo and the design. The embossing folder is a bit too fussy for me but it does work well with your design.

Alice x

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Beautiful backing papers you've used today Sue. I really liked the embossed background pattern too. Lables 20 is such a classy looking die. I'm using it lots at the moment. Might have to get some nestibling as I don't have any of those. I love your bows & the fancy button you've used today is so pretty. Thanks again, Claire xxx

Anonymous said...

I must get the labels 20, lovely card Mol x

Paula Gale said...

I love the colours on this one - and still lovin' that label shape... and those romantic bows... doesn't matter what colour they are in, they're lovely.

Paula x x x

elkeartsandcrafts said...

A classic-looking card. Job well done - again.

Elaine J

Su said...

This is such an elegant card Sue - gorgeous!

Su (Soop)

Hayley Abraham said...

Hi Sue, I'm fairly new to your blog, this is another absolutely stunning card, you give me so much inspiration :) keep them coming x

violetclouds said...

this is a really beautiful card sue!

Linby said...

Just stunning, thanks for inspiration.