Saturday, 29 December 2012

Merci

Good morning all!  Can't  stay away from the teal card for too long you know!  I have used it here for my background embossed with the Garden Lattice Embossibility folder.  Atop that, on white card, I have stamped the JustRite Fragrant Garden background using a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White embossing powder.  It is difficult to see in my pic, but it adds a lovely textural dimension to the card in person.  I cut an Asian border in white card and added it to the left of the stamped background.  I used white silky crush ribbon and wrapped a piece around and tied a double bow.  I added a matching teal Dazzler and two pearl stick pins to my bow.  I cut the dressform out of black card and embossed it to bring out the detail.  Be sure to use wax paper when cutting this one so it is easier to remove from the die (sandwich the wax paper between the die and the card before cutting).  I glued the dressform to the card and mounted the bodice on foam for dimension.  I stamped the tag and sentiment from the French Frills set by JustRite in black on white card.  I coloured the flowers with Broken China distress ink and cut it out with one of the small dies from the Resplendent Rectangles set.  I cut one more of these dies out of black and cut it in half to add to the top and bottom of my tag as a shadow accent. I added some flatback pearls to my tag corners and to the dressform as a necklace.   I finished the card with Cosmic Shimmer white PVA glue dots around the edge as a frame.  Finished dimensions 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.



133 comments:

tracy w said...

MorningSue fist to comment again i love this card the teal is so stunning on a card your ideas are wonderful thankyou for helping to make my cards look great Tracy w xxx

Pam said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card today. I agree the teal card is stunning.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Great card once again,loving the Teal which I have, must have a go at using it.
Thank you for all the inspiration you give not just me but so many others.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card again this morning I love the teal card, I don't have these dies but very tempted to buy them after seeing your samples.
Hugs x
Heather T

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, what a great card using my 2nd favourite colour Teal ( white is 1st). Love the white embossed stamped area looks really good . I have these stamps and dies so looks like playtime today ( any excuse not to do housework) . Thank you for your daily dose of inspiration. Hope to see you on C&C before long as starting to get withdrawal symptoms. Lol and hugs Lynne M x x
ps update on fur babies - trying to teach them that they do not have to wreck every toy they get - to that end bought a 5 foot long twisted rope!!!! to see if it would last longer than 5 minutes . Falling about laughing as they grab each end and we have tug-of-war games. x x

Vick said...

Good Morning to you Sue,
Wow what a gorgeous card, I love the teal you use I have loads of vintage seam binding now, & in teal especially as I just love this shade!
The idea about cutting the tag in half so you could do a shadow is a excellent idea and I have done it before with other dies but never thought of using it with this one, great idea, great look, its really effective!
I must get some of those JustRite stamps too as they are 'just right' I love how they blend lovely with some of the spellbinder dies, have a great day Sue, hugs, Vick xxx
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Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. What a clever way of layering the bodice. Yet another idea to be stored away for use in the future. Thank you. Take care.

Addicted to your blog said...

Morning Sue,

I just love everything about this card the embossing detail looks fab - another great tip! I think the bodice would have stood out even more if it had been stamped in a similar way to the sentiment. The other top tip I loved was how you used the black to add shadow to the sentiment - it was the 1st thing I noticed when I looked at the card and was really curious as to how you did that- you are a genius!

Alice xx

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love teal and black and white. Beautiful tag for the sentiment really like this one.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Again a super card, Sue - love the white on white embossing and the shadow accent - a must-try.

'P' in Wales

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
An I tree sting card... Love the teal.

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Just lovely.......... you always use the dress form to such good effect. Haven't bought that die because I can't imagine how I would use it.
Teal and white is such a gorgeous colour combo.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card.

Clare x

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card and i love the teal and white together! I don't have the broken china distress ink, every time I've tried to buy it it's been out of stock! Nd I've tried loads of places! I hope everyone has a good day despite the weather! Hugs Sonia x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, just on way out and had to have a look, beautiful. Have a good day.

Love June
xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Love the white embossing as it adds so much texture without overpowering the card, and your fancy tag too.

Donna Jones

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, the teal is beautiful and the embossing on white is gorgeous. I adore the shadow effect on the label, it is really effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

val jones said...

Good Morning SSue. Love the colour and the bow. That dress form still frightens me!

Val in Spain xxx

Corinne said...

I love the Teal and the background stamp really sets it off crafty Hugs Corinne

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card again.I love that teal colour.You come up with some great ideas. I love dress forms although I dont have this one. Would love to get the seam binding .
Audrey x

hotpotato said...

lovely.

Karen Edwards said...

Lovely card Sue

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the teal embossed background and the white stamped element - the sentiment tag is wowey!
Rgs
Clare W

marg said...

Hello Sue!
I have the Teal card and agree its hard to leave out of a card.
Love the embossed white background thanks for enlarging it or I wouldn't have seen such a beautiful stamp!
Love Marg

Joesgrandma said...

Beautiful!

Marion said...

Hi Sue like the colours but not keen on the dress form ,it do'snt appeal to me .
Marion

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the teal card and this design shows it off beautifully.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue, another lovely creation. I particularly like the white stamped and embossed background, its very effective and great photography! Thank you. x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue yet another stunning card. Im like you i love teal and and white cards. I havent got the bodies dies but they do look great. May be I need to get them. When will you be back on our screens. Looking forward to see what you are going to bring us in 2013. Have a great new year.

Debs Artliff

Carol H said...

Very pretty card today, loving the teal. Must have a go at this one.

lion_tamer said...

Beautiful ... so love my morning visit to your blog. Many thanks for the inspiration xx

Maryann said...

This is so gorgeous once again Sue, and I just love the teal card too, so it´s right up my alley too. I love every little detail on this one, so to me it´s just absolutely perfect.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Love todays card ,especially the embossed background , and your label catches the eye .

Elaine H X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Love the stunning Teal card Sue - like you it is one of my favourite colours. I have these dies so shall be trying this over the weekend. Love the idea of cutting the tag - must try this.
Have a GREAT day
Hugs
Carol x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, great colour combo, white, teal and black, love the card. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue,
I don't like the dress form they just don't appeal to me, but everything else is lovely.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colours of this card. Thank you for putting the dimensions in now - I can now see that I'm not making my cards big enough to get the effect you do. By the way what do you do about envelopes for such sized cards?
Beverley W

gwen70 said...

The card and colours are gorgeous Sue. Hurray I had the embossing folder for christamas it is fantastic, love it

Izzwizz said...

Love the details on this one. The shadow effect on the tag and the clear stamped background are great. I do like the teal colour too! Maddy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous. Love the embossing, colour and the dress form.

Bosquie said...

love the teal card too. Stunning x x

dutchess said...

Morning Sue ......love the colour combo sadly I missed the teal card when it was on C&C and none of my stock is quiet the right colour...hope Sam stocks it soon along witht the peach.....made a card yesterday ..really pleased with myself as I was struggling ......your blog is a great inspiration......do you have any of the delites ? I tried cutting one yesterday...boy are they intricate thank you for the wax paper!.....they just don't work without it......hope you have a lovely day and we see you soon on C&C....cHA first?.....hugs Margaret

Anonymous said...

A great card - the teal colour is so crisp against black and white. Love the shadow effect on the tag too. This is a card any girl would love to receive. YvonneMayxx

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card. X

maxine h said...

Lovely card as always Sue. I love teal and hope to get some next time its on c&c.
Big hugs
Max xx

Victoria said...

I don't know what to write! This card simply stunning. Love the colours, the dies, the background, everything!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love the teal card so I am happy you using it! I am just playing around with a couple of your cards to make my sister's teal birthday card....love the card by the way! Take Care Love Michelle xxx

baconbits said...

Morning,

Well lost for words and thats a first for me. This is simply amazing i absolutly love everything about it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Just Beautiful!!

Mol xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
yes amazing colour this is and shows lots og the pattern up. I love that embossing folder. I like they way you take a few simple things and make a fantastic card, less is more , brill
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Anne O said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card. I love the idea of a shadow behind the sentiment. You always bring something new for us to see or try each day. Thank you. Anne O

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love the teal card-missed it when it was on C&C.

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card in your trademark colours.
Erica x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card,love the fragrant garden background. Think I may have to do some shopping :) Hugs xx

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue. xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely cardand different layout, i love the teal so im happy to see it. Emma

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I really do like the teal card and as I now have a good stock I will be using it a lot. I have the background and must admit I do use it often.I start my birthday list this afternoon so it will be crafting all the way to the end of 2012. Thank you so much for all your inspiration throughout the year. You changed my crafting life when I purchased my machine definitely for the better.
Janet x

Debbie Tinks said...

love the card sue

nannapat said...

Lovely card Sue, I think I need that background stamp - it looks so effective. Pat x

HiggiSue said...

Lovely colour combo makes a pretty card

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue

I do like the clear embossing on the white card it really adds a subtle texture

Sue xx

mell said...

great use for this die sue stunning card have u thought of a fb page x

mell said...

great use for this die sue stunning card have u thought of a fb page x

mell said...

great use for this die sue stunning card have u thought of a fb page x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card, the teal colour works so well.
Must definitely get my head together and get crafting.
Take care, Jess.

hazel said...

Morning Sue beautiful card and love the colours used xx hazel

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Yet again another stunning card absolutely wonderful. The tutorials are fantastic at the top of the web site too thank you so much.
Margaret

Jan Caven said...

Morning Sue
I love the teal black and white, it goes beautiful together. Will have to add the stamps to my ever growing wish list.
love
Jan

JoanB said...

Hi Sue.
A super card today. I love the white embossing detail and the way you have layered up the sentiment. The stamping really adds to it.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

Jean Z said...

Very pretty card love the colours Jean Z xx

Brakkers said...

The Teal card with the black and white is gorgeous! You always seem to combine your colours so beautifully. Love this one
Anne from Leighton Buzzard

Anonymous said...

Wow - Wow love it xx I recently bought the blush and teal card pack and have a sheet of teal card on my craft desk along with a sheet of milk and a sheet of coconut white to try and get some ideas for a special friends birthday in January xx think this will give me some inspiration xx Thanks xx Gail T xx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Another great card. Love the teal colour and really like the effect of the pearls around the mannequin's neck

Happy crafting...

June x

Lacelady said...

Another stunner - teal is so appealing too.

iggy said...

you really like your teal card....i know i like certain aqua-ish colour to work with,

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I adore the JustRite Fragrant Garden background. Not sure how I missed it before, but will be adding it to my wish list. With love & light Theresa. H.

Sue C said...

Another gorgeous card and I absolutely love the colours xx

kimberley said...

I got the teal card on your last show along with the blush pink and I love it as well.As usual your card is lovely Sue but could I put in a request for some more male cards please!!!!!!take care,x.

3362Jan said...

Morning Sue. Just love this card. I never thought of using the colour teal till I saw your cards. So thank you for that. I hope you have a wonderful, healthy, and Happy New Year.Thank you for all your inspiration. Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

Karen R said...

Can't go wrong with teal and white, lovely card Sue xx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue another lovely card and using the teal card! I haven't used the teal or blush card yet as I won't be crafting again til the new year but then it will be all systems go!! Lol love lesley xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue. Gorgeous colours and I love how you have used the sentiment.

Michelle E xx

Maid of Kent said...

Amazing card, love the teal card. Hugs Ann

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue
Another beautiful card with my favourite colours. Love it!

Love Jean x

Hilary Smith said...

Hi Sue. Hope your day is going well. Another truly stunning card. Beautiful colour combination as always!
Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

great card again

from julie Bee

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A fabulous card, happy to see teal return, got the teal and blush from your last show. The embossing is so effective and love how you have layered the sentiment and the pearl necklace on the dressform is fab.
I echo the sentiments of other bloggers, my card making has changed forever thanks to you, you are held in high esteem with love and affection.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Hellma said...

Lovely card Sue, love the teal.

Jackie Calvert said...

The teal is lovely, no wonder you love it. This card is stunning, the true white embossing is beautiful, and adds elegance, and the bow detail is georgous. I've run out of superlatives now, I really like this card, and the form die is a must have.

love Jackie xx

Laura O said...

The teal card is fab,Laura O

salem said...

lovelly card i need a thankyou card and have stamps like this constant rain here again get lots of crafting done .back to the wellies again "!"!"!

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card again for today. I love your colour combo. I am not very keen on the dress form dies. I just think there are so many more beautiful dies to make cards with. Hope it won't be too long till you are back on c+c again. (missing you.) Have a good crafty day love Tres x x x

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Love the colour combo - really must get myself some of your teal card - missed out when it was on C&C. Thats the trouble with work - it gets in the way of crafting lol.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A gorgeous card Sue and anybody not having the dress form could substitute it for something else Loving the stamped embossed area and the teal is divine. xXx

happy2craft said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A lovely card, love the teal and the partly coloured stamping around the sentiment, so effective.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Marianna Hammer said...

What a beautiful card. I do love the teal.
I have wondered how you get that shadow effect on the labels. Very clever to cut it in half. The difference between one label and the next size is always too large for that effect.
Have a lovely day :)

CraftyJo said...

Loving the colour combo here and the background white embossing looks really nice in the close-up photo. That sentiment works really well too, I do like that 'shadow' you've added.

Sandra said...

Hi Sue, loving the teal card, love the french die set too, so versatile!
We are almost at the end of another year of your fantastic inspiration Sue, I just can't thank you enough!
Hugs
Sandra Riley x

karenlotty said...

That teal card is a real must have! I love it

melanie said...

Beautiful card love the teal don`t have this die set will have to go on the list .Melanie

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful, might give this one a go this afternoon (well I'll try) Love Sam xxx

jordiegirl said...

Lovely way to use the dress form die.

Maggie said...

Gorgeous in Teal Sue!

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
A verry pretty card Love the teal card
Love Marion x

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, A great card, I was very licky because Father Christmas bought me some of the teal card, so I can go ahead now with all the cards I want to make. Love the tutorials at the top of the blog, really handy.

Love Rosemarie xx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card, style is great, I too am a teal colour fan

Vie
x

Ita said...

Hi Sue love the teal card it works with so many colours and this card is fantastic ,and the shadow effect works well.Thank you Sue for all your inspiration.
I do not have the dies,so another one for my Birthday list.
Smiles
Ita

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today, teal is stunning.
Margaret L

Jane said...

Just divine,Love it .

Jane xx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,
Absolutely stunning card. My favourite colour too. X

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Have been away since Christmas Eve and what a lot has been going on in my absebce. Thank you for the tutorials they are brilliant also all the cards you have posted, all of them just so gorgeous AND on christmas day you gave us a sackfull!!! Sue you are so good to us - thank you (again)
Todays card is really beautiful Teal and White look so good together, I just love it all.
Hope you had a good Christmas. Love BrenLel

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a great card today loving the teal
managed to get it but not used it yet but is at top of list when I get round
to crafting again, my hubby still on
holiday so don't get much time.
Nancyd xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Great card, I love the vibrant colour of the teal

Karen Lewis said...

A beautiful card - lovely colour combination.

magpie said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful, beautiful card in the stunning teal colour. So glad you don't wait too long Sue before you surprise us with another one. For those who love the colour too we start to get withdrawal symptoms! It's so rich , classy & chic xx Great idea on the black card used for a shadow of the label die. Love the embossed background stamp too. Stunning! xx Love Karen xx

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card, I agree that teal is stunning, although I seem to have quite a few favourites!

Happy Crafting
Jean x

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Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Teal, mmmm my addiction!! Very pretty card. Love the embossing too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kim Witziers said...

Just love the teal colour

Margie said...

Another astounding card and a great technique of cutting the sentiment backgroung in two to give it that extra punch!
Thank you Sue

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card. A great mixture of things. I love the white stamping on white, in fact love it all

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love teal too! Carole Z x

Anonymous said...

hi sue, just a note from very sunny spain, I'm visiting my daughter who lies here. just signed into your blog, and the cards are really lovely. also clicked into your tuturials, it's good that I saw this, I now know how to do things, that I didn't know before. love Avis D. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a happy new year.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card, love the embossed detail and what a great idea to use the die to make a shadow, I love it x.

Linda Simpson said...

Evening Sue this is stunning! I love the colours and the embossing folders you have used.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Gail said...

Hi Sue, love the colour combo, I managed to get some teal card when you were last on C&C.
Keep up the good work with all the inspiration .
Gail C x

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue nice card the teal is isn't and still like ur bows
hugs chris x

Debra W said...

Lovely colour combination as usual Sue! A very pretty card. Debra x

Sue Parish said...

Love everything about this one, right down to my favourite touch - the flatback pearl necklace on the dressform.
Hope you're having a good weekend,
Sue xx

Jan.moogie said...

Teal. a fussy bow and I am in heaven Sue, a lovely card. x

karen keen said...

Just received my teal card. Was wondering what colours to use with it. Can't wait to get started now. Thank you Sue

ruth jamieson said...

Hi Sue
I would gladly give any of your cards a good home the remembering card is beautiful thanks for all you insparation in 2012 and look forward to next year you are so talented
happy new year to your family and all your blog followers
Ruth x

Jean Hall said...

Hi Sue, Happy new year. I LOVE all your cards! These included so I would love to be the lucky winner.
Happy new year
Jean hall