Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Beaded Black And White

 Happy Boxing Day!  I hope everyone enjoyed a really nice day yesterday.  I was truly delighted to see that so many of you were able to stop by the blog to say hello, thank you so much for that.  Today's card is a black and white design using the Venetian Motifs and Accents exclusively.  I started by micro beading  the white background.  I then cut four of the Venetian Accent borders in black.  I glued them to the edges of the background and mitred the corners.  Next I cut four of the Venetian borders in white.  Don't forget to use your wax paper when cutting these as they are so detailed!  I wanted the white borders to be raised, but since there isn't much room on them for mounting foam, I had to make some.  I did this by cutting thin strips of black card and gluing it the the back edge of the borders.  This allowed me to add my mounting foam and raise the borders for dimension.  I wanted the black borders to show so I offset the white ones so you can see the tips of the ones underneath.  Again, I mitred the corners.  Next I cut a Venetian motif in black card (with wax paper).  I stamped my sentiment (from Creative Expressions) on white card and then cut it out with the Venetian motif also.  I glued the centres of the two motifs and offset them also.  I added my focal element in the centre of my card with mounting foam.  I pierced the black mat and added a final white then black mat to finish my card.  I still say these dies are so pretty and work so well with anything you put with them, don't you think?  They are truly some of my favourites!  Finished Dimensions 7 3/4" x 7 3/4"   All for now, Sue x



140 comments:

tracy w said...

HAPPY BOXING DAY SUE
Love the black and white themed card

Karen R said...

This is truly stunning - what a great card. Happy Boxing Day everyone xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Happy Boxing Day to all
hope you all had a nice day yesterday.
Loving the card today just love black and white, and the venetian dies are great very vesatile.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Happy boxing Day Sue and everyone. Todays card is stunning, I love the black and white theme and the Venetian dies are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - just love this one - it's a must try - just so lacey and filigree. Just divine.
Happy day!
Rgs
Clare W

scottish crafter said...

What no bow or piercing? Lovely card, Venetian dies are so gorgeous, love the design, black and white theme so trendy.

Wilma x x

Addicted to your blog said...

Hi Sue,

Happy Boxing Day. What a striking card, I think the contrasting colours and the added dimension give it a real sparkle (and of course the micro beads!) I'm so excited because this is one of the die sets I got for Christmas so can't wait to try them out!!

Alice xx

happyglitzygirl said...

This is a beautiful card,I just recently purchased this die and haven't used them yet. Could you please let me know how you use the waxed paper you refer to. I haven't done that so don't know. I am still learning how to use the more delicate dies. Blessings Hilde

Mrs B said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue.
What a stunning card. Monochrome colours work beautifully with these dies don't they. Lovely. Take care.

Patricia said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue,
Another stunning card, I love this, I really must get these Dies.
Keep saying I really don`t need them seeing this I really DO need them.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Happy Boxing Day another beautiful card, I love cards in monochrome they always look striking.
Hugs x
Heather T

Linda said...

very beautiful card
hugs Linda

Rosie said...

Lovely card. Striking, but 'simple'. Excellent!

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue and happy boxing day. Yet again another stunning card i adore these dies they make some stunning cards. Have a great day.

Debs Artliff

Anonymous said...

Juno1056
Happy boxing day, another fantastic card sue. Love these dies and black on white.
Regards Janet

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Happy Boxing Day

Gorgeous gorgeous card so pretty and the Black & White is so classy. The dies are stunning must put those on my with list.
Enjoy your day

Hugs Annx without an "e"

TonyR said...

happy boxing day to you and your family!
I woke early this morning and straight to your blog as usual to this stunning card!
enjoy the rest of the festive season!
tony xx

moonsea said...

Hi Sue
Hope you all had a great day yesterday and Happy Boxing Day for today.
The card is definitely a wow factor one - I love the black and white!!
Gorgeous.
Love, Lynne xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning - WOW what a stunning card!! Black and white is probably my favourite colour combo and coupled with the gorgeous Venetian dies make this a very impressive card. x

lainey said...

love the b/w Sue!! lainey x

Dawn said...

Happy Boxing Day - what a gorgeous card. I love the black and white theme. Hope you had a great Christmas Day, I may get in my craft room for an hour or so today!!! xxxxx

Wendy L said...

Just stunning. xxx

cebelica said...

I love this die. Great card! Hugs! xx

val jones said...

Happy boxing day Sue. This card is truly amazing. Another one in my Top 10.

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas Day.

Val in Spain xxx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the black and white.

Clare x

happy2craft said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue and to everyone else, hope you are all having a great time.

I think this card is FAB-U-LOUS.
When I saw it on CC, it just stood out, the dies are beautiful, the layout you have created could not showcase them any better, a really beautiful card.
Have a lovely day today everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning black and white card I do love those dies.
Happy Boxing day to everyone, just getting ready for my daughter Kara to come round with her 2 littleones so another busy day.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Wishing you and the family a Happy Day.

Love the card, one of my favourite die sets. X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
What a beauty, so delicate, love this one and the black and white. Happy Boxing day to you too
Audrey x

Maryann said...

This is such an awesome card Sue, sooo beautiful as always and I too just love these dies, and I´m lucky enough to have these. Love your gorgeous card here it´s simply stunning work and it´s so delicate.

Corinne said...

Morning Sue Hope you had a nice day love black & white so classy Bit like yourself Me thinks !! Hugs Corinnex

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love these Dies and black and white looks striking, lovely card Sue!
Love Marg

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sue, this is you and so fabulous!
Got the dies, got the card, got to go for it!!!
Ooops no micro beads, never mind.

'P' in Wales

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Love the black and white card today, I agree, the venetian borders are truly stunning, especially when layered up like this.
Hope you had a good Christmas.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, what a fabulous card, love black/White combo very classy. Hope everyone had a brilliant Xmas day, happy Boxing Day to all . Lol and hugs Lynne M

Lynne M said...

Just have to say OMG can now use my I phone to leave comments , fantastic . Lynne M

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue and Happy Boxing Day to everyone. I didn't manage to check in yesterday - hope you had a lovely festive day.

I have two birthdays to plan for in January so today's post really has inspired the creative juices.

Thanks as ever!
Christine
x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning again Sue, WOW, just checked yesterday's post from you (didn't get chance yesterday), all those Christmas Cards are truly stunning, you are such an inspiration, and I would like to say a really BIG 'Thank You' for all the help you have given to all us crafters out here in Blogland.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Happy Boxing Day....what a wonderful card and so simple to replicate yet very effective. We had a wonderful day and I received so many spellbinders including your set! Happy crafting take care Love Michelle xxx

maxine h said...

Hi Sue, happy boxing day. I didn't get a chance to check the blog yesterday as I had my daughter and grandchildren staying over for christmas day. The christmas cards are lovely and giving me inspiration ready for next years ones already. Todays card is lovely too, quite striking in the black and white but would work just as well I think in softer colours or any combo of 2 pretty colours, although the black and white would make a great "mans" card.
Thanks for all of your brilliant ideas, I for one would be lost without your blog!!
Big hugs
Maxine xx

sued99 said...

Happy Boxing Day. Love this card.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue and Happy Boxing Dat to you and your family.
Love the stunning Black and White Card today especially the Venetian Dies they are so delicate nearest thing to bobbin Lace. Love the Micro Bead backing, I use them a lot now I have watched you demonstrating them.
Hugs
Carol xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Happy Boxing Day to you all. Love the card and black and white just does something for me. Enjoy the rest of today

Love June
xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, love the black and white and the delicate pattern.

Victoria said...

The Venetian dies make gorgeous borders and the black/white scheme is striking. Lovely card Sue. Thank you.

Izzwizz said...

This is just beautiful Sue. Love the black and white theme and the layering of the diecuts. Blogger ate my comment yesterday so I just want to say how much I enjoyed all the cards on yesterday's post too. Wonderful! Have a great say. Maddy x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card love it all.
Have a good Boxing Day everyone.
Lydia
X

Bosquie said...

my favourite colour combo. Happy Boxing Day. xX

Rose in Chester said...

It is beautiful!
Have a lovely Boxing Day Sue.

Christine said...

A fabulous card, love monochrome, especially when you use dies I already have!
Off to see what reindeers appear today, already had dasher, dancer, prancer, a little bit of vixen and cupid, Rudolph-red noses, and what would Christmas be without without some stress-relieving donner and blitzen! Only comet left to put in an appearance today, and that may arrive to move some bottoms from sofa's! Hope you had a great day.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

gwen70 said...

Love this card, simply stunning

Anonymous said...

Another great card Sue. I used the venetian motif as labels for all my Christmas presents this year and everyone wanted to keep theirs as they thought they were so pretty! Love this set of dies and use them frequently. Hope you had a great day yesterday and wishing you and all your fans a wonderful Boxing Day. YvonneMayxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

A beautiful, stunning card. Black and white is so effective

Happy Boxing Day to everyone

Happy crafting...

June x

La said...

Stunning! These dies are some of the most decorative Spellbinders has done, and the contrast today is beautiful. Happy Boxing day Sue.

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Another really striking card. Love black and white and the Venetian die. It looks so much like lace. Have an enjoyable Boxing Day. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Clarissa said...

You can't gp wrong with black and white. Classic!
Clarissa. X

Anonymous said...

Stunning yet again - I made a card on a similar theme in the summer after watching one of your shows and left buzzing with ideas and I love it xx have a lovely day xx Gail T xx

dutchess said...

Morning Sue now that is inspiration to get out of bed....I think I have the Venetian accents but sad to say if I have they are unused! maybe my New Years resolution will be to open and cut all spellbinder sets! love the card today...so delicate?..hope you are having a good Boxing Day.....hugs Margaretxxxxx

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous card Sue..... Just love it.

Hellma said...

Elegant black and white card Sue, hope you enjoyed your day.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and love the venetian border dies. Emma

Debby Berry said...

Sue
I always like the black and white combination... Cheers

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love black and white and agree that these dies are some of the best. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Day. I am looking at my house and thinking that perhaps a bomb hit it. Never mind, it will all clear up.

Love Rosemarie xx

annemarks said...

Stunning card Sue. Happy Boxing Day :)

nannapat said...

Love the black and white -m always looks so classic. Have a great Boxing Day everyoe. Pat x

Carol H said...

Love the card it's absolutely stunning.

Laura O said...

great black and white card ,Laura O

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, Happy Boxing Day, hope everyone had a great day yesterday and Santa brought
all you were wishing for. Super card, the black and white
works so well. Great inspiration to get to work with cards for next year.
Have a nice relaxing day, take care, Jess x

Sandra F said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue. Gorgeous card. I love black and white together. Hope you had a great day yesterday.
xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card-love the monochrome look.

karenlotty said...

Another lovely card I keep looking at the diff accents and motif sets & keep changing my mind Every time I see one of ur cards using them I change my mind and think "No I'll get this set now!" Argh! Started my wish list for anniversaries next year

Gail said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue,
Just love the black and white, stunning card.
Gail C x

hazel said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the black and white colour way and yes those dies are to die for, but then most of them are xx hazel

Sue C said...

Going to do this one for my friends birthday which is New Years Day, she'll love it, thank you xx

Desiree said...

Happy Christmastide Sue. Hope you had a great day yesterday. Santa brought me a few Spellbinders so I was very happy!
This has definitely got the WOW factor for me, just love it!

Marion said...

Hi sue Love this card simple and classy looking and no big bow yeah,right up my street.
Love Marion

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue,you just cant beat a black and white card for class and style, beautiful. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue! I love all the layering that is going on in this card. Have a fabulous Boxing Day. With love & light Theresa. H

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Just popped in to have a peek. Off for a great family lunch and games!!
This is a super card and the colours just right, they so work well together. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan.x

hotpotato said...

Love the card.

Vie Carter said...

Morning Sue

and a Happy Boxing Day to you and all your bloggers

Only caught up with yesterdays today as left home too early for blog to come through

What a delight to see all those Xmas cards this morning

Todays card is beautiful, you rarely make a card that I do not rave over

Please keep it up in 2013

With love

Vie
x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very lovely card i love black and white Jean Z xx

Jane said...

Lovely card cant go wrong with the Venetian dies so pretty.

Jane xx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

stunning card i love those venetian dies

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A lovely card Sue
Happy Boxing Day xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just like Rosemarie my house too looks a bomb has hit it. Yet another fab card made using these dies - it's no good I really will have to get them especially as Santa gave me some money to buy something I really wanted but could easily live without. Hope you have a lovely boxing day and thank you so much for keeping up the posts over the festive season - really does help keep me sane.
Beverley W

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card Sue, black and white is always a winner :)

kimberley said...

Hope you had a fantastic xmas! love the card.Glad of a little respite before having to start all over again next week.Might even manage to get a few cards made! take care,x.

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue Happy boxing day to you too, as for the card its stunning I love monochrome it always looks so classy,I'm definitely going to make a point of using all of my dies and not just the same ones all the time!! Lol love lesley xx

Erica said...

Happy Boxing Day to you too Sue and to all your bloggers,

Lovely card Sue, you surely can't go wrong with monochrome. The Venetian dies are so delicate and sophisticated and I love your use of micro beads.
Erica x

Ita said...

Hi Sue Happy St.Stevens day ,another stunning card and great idea about raising the border.
Smiles
Ita

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Happy Boxing day to you and all your bloggers and hope you all had a lovely day yesterday.
Tis card is stunning, the black and white so classy and love the micro beads. The Venetian dies are so delicate and sophisticated.
Have a lovely day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card again. Hope you had a good day and enjoying the festivities. Love jean x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Beautiful card - so sophisticated and delicate. We are having a rest day today so I'm a happy crafter! Thx again for your blog and inspiration.

Hugs, Belinda X

Karen Lewis said...

Happy Boxing Day, Sue. A stunningly stylish card - absolutely beautiful.

Juliemac said...

Hi Sue,

another stunning card as usual! Black and white is so dramatic
Julie x

MRS DUCK said...

Another stunner.
Every day on this blog is a treat.

CraftyLoops said...

This is a stunning card Sue. I hope you are having a fabulous Christmas. Lee x

Jackie Calvert said...

Lovely, lovely card Sue, Happy Boxing day. I was so lucky, and got a grand calibur for christmas, so no more struggling with the fine dies. Yippee.

Sue Parish said...

Happy Boxing Day to you, Sue. Hope you're having a great time.
Love today's card - I love the Venetians too.
Sue xx

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Yes i too love the Venetian
they make lovely cards and have just made a mask using them (also black and white) for a "masked ball" We had a great night.
Happy Boxing day

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, yet again, I always go for black & white, so for me this is just perfect!

Mol x

ShirleyT said...
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ShirleyT said...

Found your blog at last!!! What a talanted lady you are Sue. Thank you so much for your inspiration and time.

Jean Woodward said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the microbeads make it look fab, Have a lovely boxing day.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

magpie said...

Hi Sue! this is so lovely! Love the black & white & a great idea to mount the white venetian border. Love these dies & the many ways you show you can use them. Happy Boxing Day! xx Love Karen xx

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Happy Boxing Day
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas Day
Beautiful card
Love Marion x

Hilary Smith said...

Another stunning creation Sue! I love the wonderful selection yesterday too. Enjoy the rest of your Boxing Day. With love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE CARD, B&W IS SO GREAT. CLASSIC CARD. VERY NICELY MITERED TOO. FAB JOB.THE BEADS JUST GIVE IT THAT SNOW FEEL. NO ONE SEEMS TO HAVE MISSED THE BOW LOL
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

uniqui said...

Very striking it just shows that sometimes the simpler cards are just as good,even though a lot of thought and work has gone into it as usual.
Hope you are enjoying the Holiday.
Jacqueline

Debra W said...

Happy Boxing Day Sue! Another lovely card, very striking, I would frame this and hang it on the wall. Debra

Barbara said...

Very delicate and pretty, love black and white colours. Hope you had a lovely christmas and a relaxing boxing day.

salem said...

woow card did black and white for xmas cards and they were well received

Cumbrianlass said...

This card is stunning Sue, love the momochrome colours
I hope you and your family have had a wonderful Christmas.
Janet

Claveh said...

Wow, this card is stunning and so sophisticated Sue, I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a great New Year. xxx

Paper Junkie said...

Happy St Stephen's Day! Love this elegant card Sue. Looking forward to making a few non Christmas cards now - hope you had a lovely Christmas Day - I'm still recovering from helping cook and serving 50 for lunch at our village hall! X

lion_tamer said...

Hi Sue hope you had a great Christmas. Love this card and as I have these dies I will be giving it a try. Cheers x

lion_tamer said...

Hi Sue hope you had a great Christmas. Love this card and as I have these dies I will be giving it a try. Cheers x

Sue B said...

Fab card Sue, love anything black & white always looks stunning. I agree with you about the venetian dies they do go with absolutely anything else you want to put with them.

Meg said...

Hi Sue, had busy day today visiting family...it was wonderful.
I love your black and white card and I agree it is very elegant.

Margaret O
Xxx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, love the Venetian accents and coupled with the black and White theme make a very elegant card x

Lynn said...

Hi Sue, I spent today sorting my craft room, putting awayt the christmas bits that I still had around (just incase I needed to make a last minute card) and looking at all my 'non christmas' stash I didn't realise I had quite so much.....I have these dies, I think they'll be the first to come out of my box to play with such a great card..Happy boxing Day....Lynn xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
just one word, beautiful.
Margaret L

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
just one word, beautiful.
Margaret L

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Hope you have had a lovely Boxing Day Sue. This is a beautiful card, very classy. Thanks for sharing.

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Sue, love these dies! Carole Z x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Love these dies, so delicate. Your card is beautiful too.

Donna Jones

sallysbitz said...

Just stunning Sue x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Merry Christmas !! Sorry it is a bit late but you know how busy it is this time of year !! I know I have not commented the last few days but I have been quickly looking at all your beautiful cards. What can I say they are all just gorgeous !! I love todays one. I think it would make a great male card. I have these dies and they are fast becoming one of my favorite sets. Happy Boxing day to all love Tres x x x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue.

Jan.moogie said...

Just catching up and looking at this card which is stunning Sue, must have a go at recreating it. xx

lynda said...

Beautiful card xx Lynda

Sunflower said...

Hi Sue

A fabulous card it has given me a great idea for my sisters card.
Thanks for the inspiration
Rizwana

Marianna Hammer said...

Such a beautiful card :)

Crafty Nanna said...

simply beautiful

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue very nice card thanks 4 taking the time out of the Christmas holiday 2 think about us crafters
hugs chris x

Gillian Robins said...

Yet another stunning card Sue

Gillian Robins said...

Yet another stunning card Sue

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Now this card is definately on my to do list Sue - absolutely love the way you have used the dies to create a truly stunning card.