Friday, 18 January 2013

Teal Medallion Birthday


 Hello crafters!  Teal, lovely teal today.  Today's card uses the Justrite medallion stamps throughout.  I started by stamping it all over a piece of black card using a clear perfect medium pad.  I clear embossed them for a bit of interest to my background.  Next I stamped it on my teal card using a black archival ink pad.  I covered the piece with a sticky adhesive sheet, peeled the backing paper off and covered it with micro beads for texture.  I did a bit of matting and layering to help pop the piece out a bit. Then I stamped the medallion one final time in black on white card and cut it out with the matching Justrite medallion die.  I stamped the frame from the Always and forever set in black ink, cut it out with the matching oval medallion die.  I used broken China distress ink to highlight the edges while in the die.  I mounted it in the centre with foam for dimension.  I pierced the edges of the black mat as a finishing frame.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x



145 comments:

Pam said...

Another lovely card although I find the colours a bit dark. I love the embossing and dies.

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card , Simple but striking. Love it. Its already snowing in Southampton so please be careful today everyone . Lol Lynne M xxx x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, Happy Friday!
I love this card, teal is my favourite colour. The way you add texture after stamping your image is brilliant and these stamps and dies are fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Michelle E xx

Ladock girl said...

Good snowy morning to you Sue, I really like teal and black cards it just seems to work. The micro beads on this card make it look like it's been frosted, very apt. Great card. Linda xxxx Stay warm and safe everyone. xxxx

Maryann said...

What a gorgeous card here again today Sue, and awesome to see the teal color again too. It really is a beautiful color, that I like very much, so it´s sooo nice to see another person do too he he he.
Awesome creation as always hun and the stamp is also rreally great. Have a great week-end and lots of fun, I hope.

auscrafts said...

gorgeous ,simply gorgeous

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautifull card i love every thing about this one its so dramatic. I got the teal and blush card when it was on c&c and now im addicted to the teal one. Hugs xx

Debs Artliff

Missmizog said...

Beautiful card. Love the way you have used the stamps. Lucky enough to get this card it is gorgeous.
Sue

Eemeli said...

Oh, I love this teal and black combination. Fantastic embossing but I am kinda missing a bit of something shiny, maybe few rhinestones to give it a bling. Of course now the look is masculine and would go so well as a men's card.

Hope you have a lovely and relaxing weekend. Hugs, Eemeli

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
I LOVE this card - the colour is my all time favourite and i just adore Justrite stamps. This card looked good when you demod it on C&C.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue what a great card. The colours give it such a dramatic look! I love both these colours. I do have a teal colour card but didn't get it from C&C as they didn't stock it when I needed it! I made the seating plan and table settings for a charity ball my friend was doing for Bliss (babies born too small, too sick, too soon) the charity colour s a shade of teal so we used this as the main colour for the settings and table decorations etc. it was truly amazing! Hugs Sonia x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, I love teal and black, and it is very suitable for male cards. love the simplicity of this card. Bx

Sonja said...

This is beautiful and I am now fully converted to Teal card and will be making it an essential part of my craft stash. Thanks Sue

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue! Teal is back, yay!!! Lovely card today(as always!). The snow has arrived here in South Gloucestershire as well...I do wish it would learn just to stay on Christmas cards! Take care all, Carole Z X

scottish crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, love that teal. Seems you have gone a bit darker with your colours, bring back the lighter shades please and brighten up our lives.

Wilma x x

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Amazing what you can do with one stamp, used different ways. Smashing making your own backing paper(no one in the world will have one like it). Love the teal color. Yes like this one .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Jan.moogie said...

Looks like you could use this one for a man with only a bit of tweaking Sue, lovely card.x

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I love this card?.. It is fab

baglady said...

Hi Sue. What a great 'man' card! Real masculine. No snow here in Essex as yet but expected by afternoon. Everybody out there please keep warm and what a good excuse for staying in and 'Wilsoning' all day yipee!! Luv Linda T.

Lin W said...

I am not sure about the black but like the style of the card
xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Another fabulous card I love it, it's snowing here so I think it will be a crafting day today.
Hugs x

Karen R said...

Love the card and colours, the embossing really makes it xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love teal and have used it with white but not black a bit too dark for me, but many others will like this colour combo.
Snow due here later today and over the weekend.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. I love the drama of the dark colours. Wonder how I can spend the weekend if we're snowed in! Best wishes, Anne O

Anne Crawford said...

Like this card but find using micro beads over large areas makes it heavy for posting. No snow here in north west Scotland! Yet!

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Absolutely love the colour teal. Very strikingly beautiful card. X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

I love the teal card mixed with the black, the pop of white just enhances the layers. Great male card.

Donna Jones

Joesgrandma said...

Another lovely card Sue. Suitable for the men! No snow here yet so perhaps I can go out this morning! XXX

Annie said...

Hi Sue.My lace medallions and star dies arrived thus week so you have inspired me to try them. I've never used black as a dominant or even a second main colour. I have played with using it but always abandon it!
Hope everyone who has the heavy snow is ok, we are clear so far down London way - pity... Could do with a forced few days at home!! Keep warm all, what's your weather like where you are, Sue?
Hugs
Annie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I loved the justrite medaliion set with the lacy stamps and even better when on the teal card which is so striking. Take Care Love Michelle xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - Here in Burgundy we still have snow but temps are down to -6 this morning.
I now have another favourite colour in my swatch pad - TEAL - of course so today's card is really for me. The colour combo is just so right and for the male in our live ideal. My new dies are waiting for me in the UK as I will not pay £15 pounds postage for them to be delivered to me hear in France.
Janet x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Oh I so love teal and teal with black is a dream. The micro beads are lovely.

Val in Spain xxx

Corinne said...

Hi Sue lovely coloure suitable for mens and ladies cards alike love the lace frozen hugs Corinne brrr

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Teal goes great with black doesn't it, this card looks lovely. I really like the way you stamp/ emboss the same image on both the backing paper and the main paper. Enjoy your family. Take care.

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

My teal and blush card arrived yesterday so I can make this card, I am sooooooooooooooooooo excited. Have a lovely weekend.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Alice G said...

Really like this card, I'm totally besotted with this stamp set its just gorgeous. Although i think your recent cards are super and less complex which is also great, i find myself missing your more girly style - having withdrawal symptoms for your usual finishing touches of ribbons and bows lol! I know you said you want to live outside your comfort zone this year but I kinda love what your style is in there so please don't forsake it altogether!!!

Alice xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful teal card today, loving the embossing.
Snow started yesterday and it is snowing still, yuck ..... like Carole Z above, I wish it would learn to stay on Christmas Cards ha ha. Stay safe and warm.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

lainey said...

it's a beauty Sue :) lainey x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love the teal and the card looks really interesting textures. Really fantastic. Where do all your ideas come from as every card is different
Audrey x

Rose in Chester said...

Loved the card when you demo'd it and love it now..... Will definitely try it but with a different centre piece, I have plenty of SB dies to choose from.

karenlotty said...

I love these colours together Someone has commented that they felt it was a bit dark but I don't think so My girlie friends wud love it And I think it's dark enough to us for a man's card The only good thing about the weather means I can't go out & will have craft instead! Shame! Stay safe everyone x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Your fave colour, very striking card

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Not sure about this one, I think I would prefer the teal which is a super colour teamed with white.
Seems like snow is expected everywhere today none in north Kent at the moment but I bet its on the way.
Keep warm and safe everyone.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Striking card, Sue, and soooo symmetrical - want to give it a nudge with a huge messy bow!!
But great for man card as is.

'P' in white Wales

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is me no fussy bows ,love the colours.
Love Marion

Celina Dee said...

Love the card. It's very elegant and I always love the teal when you bring it out to play LOL!!!

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card love the teal and black. Those stamps are gorgeous must put them on my wish list.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, very classy, the black background is really gorgeous, Hope all is well with you, Love Brenda Lel x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card, I love the teal. We are fast fanishing in the snow here. Hope everyone keeps safe and warm.

Rosemarie xx

gwen70 said...

teal and black, really striking Sue

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Teal??? One of my favourite colours and looking fabulous on this card. If you don't mind me saying such an easy card to replicate Sue...

June x

Susan White said...

Another great card - I do love your usual bows and embellishments, but a simple layered, stamped and embossed card is always a joy too.

Thanks, Susan

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the black emboss and the mirobeads on this one and the teal... of course!
Rgs
Clare W

marg said...

Good Snowy Morning Sue!
In Bristol the snow is thick on the ground and still falling fast!
I have Teal and love it along with the Blush Sue!
Love the Dies that came yesterday and managed to do a Samantha Walker Corner card like in the project book really pleased...not as good as yours but getting there
Love Marg

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I like the combination of this card especially for a mans card. It is snowing quite hard here in South Wales so guess I will have to sacrifice the shopping for crafting, oh dear!!!
Love Jan x x

dutchess said...

Morning Sue......love the card....the embossing really makes the medallions stand out....really great..I am getting a bit more adventurous now and using stamps as backgrounds.....really super card for a man!.....waiting for our snow to arrive already have a few inches.....good for crafting....take care Margaret xxxx

Jenny wren said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card, can't make my mind up which I love best todays Teal and Black or yesterday's Lavender. Snowing heavily today take care eveyone try to keep warm and safe.
Jennywren

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card again today and you got to use your favourite colour as well.Lots of snow here in Somerset today-time to take my 12 year old ,who has never had the chance before,sledging!

Elizabeth Shakespeare said...

Hi Sue
Super card i do like doing the background with stamps it gets you unstuck when you haven't the right background for your projects
We have about 9 cm of snow i was going out today but now staying in to play with my new dies lol
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. Great teal card today but I must admit I preferd yesterdays lavender one my skills on tablet
are worse than yours I coudnt log on yesterday atall but managed today I dont know what I did
different but it worked. Nancyd xx

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue love the teal and the way you have done the sentiment in the centre really sets it off. xx hazel

Victoria said...

I saw your demo of this card and it was lovely. Teal and black is a striking combo.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue love the colour lovely

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the stamping.

Clare x

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue and the teal colour is fabulous. Have a great weekend. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue blanket of snow covering Cardiff in S.Wales today. My little Yorkie loves it, first time he has seen it.
I love the dramatic card and it has come just in time as my Grandson has a birthday next week and have been lost for ideas.
So guess who will be copying

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another stunning card, love the embossing and the dies, the background is fab. Teal and micro beads a match made in heaven.
Sue enjoy your fami;y time.
Stay safe and warm everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, saw this demo on C&C and thought it was beautiful.
Love the colours, take care, Jess

bluebell said...

hi sue nice card today. hope we will be seeing you on create and craft soon.love bluebell-flowerwood.

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Teal glorious Teal, can't go wrong with my fave colour!!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, you are missing all the snow. its a brilliant excuse to stay in and make more cards :) Love this card, colours are great, stamps are beautiful. Think I will have to get these ones.Keep warm everyone and be careful in the snow. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Great card

Mol x

salem said...

lovelly card love color snowing like mad here will have to craft all today "!"!

Izzwizz said...

Hi Sue, love this teal colour on your cards, this one is beautiful. Stay warm! No snow here in Northern Irelannd yet but the forecast is bad for the weekend. Hope you are well. Maddy x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and colours. Emma

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, love the techniques on this card - so stylish!

Hugs, Belinda x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - another stylish card with beutifull colour combinations.
Val C xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love this card,
Cheers,Margaret T.xx

Maggie said...

What a stunning card. The colours are so dramatic and those stamps are lovely. I'd better stay in, keep warm, and craft all day. xx

Sandybee said...

I really love that black background with the clear embossing, another beautiful card

XX Sandra

Erica said...

Another lovely card and one suitable for a guy too. Love teal!
Erica x

Jackie Calvert said...

I love these colours, and the texyure effect. Micro beads add a cool look. It's so o o cold out.

Lacelady said...

The stamps really combine so well with the dies - love the teal too.

AnneRD said...

Very striking card Sue, love the textures and the colour combination. Snow here too in West Wales, so a day to craft!! Anne x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, Love the card, yesterday I used the lovely Teal card to make my version of your card from Boxing Day. I am very pleased with the out come.
Gilly C

guffie said...

simple but a very striking card xx gail from eastbourne

petlady said...

Good morning Sue,the teal and black card go well together and the black stamp on the teal really stands out,beautiful.Snowing heavily here now take care Sandra xx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
I like the design of the card but black is not my colour. Not everyone has snow, up here in the Lake District all we have is a bitterly cold wind, much to my little grandson's dismay he has his new sledge at the ready and no snow! Take care everyone.
Margaret

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card. I love the teal colour.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue
I remember seeing you demo this on C & C and thought how effective it was. My new multibuy from thr CHA special arrived yesterday but C & C staff managed to pick two of one die and left out another so I now have the bother of sending one back and waiting for the missing one once I am able to get out again which I don't think will be for a few days. Had some more snow overnight here in Suffolk to add to what we have alrady had and more promised.....still at least I can't feel guilty if I spend time crafting!!
love from Jackie D

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card again and I lovvvvvvvvvve the Teal with black. Must have a go at this one as I have now received my stamps.
have a good weekend and happy card making everyone.
Hugs Carol xx

Kate's Cards said...

Teal and black a classic combo. Nice card!

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue love this card its so simple yet looks amazing aand the colours are great.I live in central London and I can't believe how much snow we've had already!! We usually get a littla flurry or none at all but its been snowing now for a couple of hours my kids can't wait to get home from school!! Lol love lesley xx

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love the embossing - and the colours of course!
Snowy here too, it's beautiful but I'm glad I don't have to go out!
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Such a classic Sue card. I just love microbeads. With love & light Theresa. H

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Wowee Zowee You're rocking Sue This is gorgeous xXx

Fieldsend said...

Afternoon Sue, Love the teal and black together and great card used. Would love to see a tutorial on the pricked edge sometime hen you have time to do it. Still not
mastered it but keep trying x

Love June
xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue just love the colour teal. Snowing here so surfing crafty blogs for inspiration.

Kim P xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Very nice, dark and dramatic.
Margaret L

julie said...

Hi sue, ooh this is one of my fav colours lovely combination
what a joy for a frosty day!thanks again for sharing with us. x

iggy said...

wow. makes a statement.......love it........love the colour combo's too.

jean.phillips1 said...


jean.phillips1 said...

Hello Sue

Love this card, love the stamps and of course the lovely Teal and black!

Love Jean xxx

Claveh said...

Love this card, very pretty colours used. xxx

Ita said...

Hi Sue love this card and of course the teal card,it works well .
Weather in Ireland is sunny and mild
Smiles
Ita

Julie Bee said...

hi sue

good card quite laid back for you, hope you are well

best wishes

julie bee

Sue C said...

Love it, teal is my ultimate favourite colour. This would make a good male card xx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi sue
lovely card love the colours
thanks for your hard work

Jules Ireson said...

Hi Sue

Oh wow! I love this card. I've been looking for teal card without success. Apart from Create and Craft, any idea where you can buy it?

When I get some money I really must get some of the just rite stampers sets - they are incredible. I really want the set that includes the phrase to my forever friend - perfect for a few cards I can think of.

Thank you for all your incredible inspiration. You keep me going on cold, wintry days - and indeed sunny ones, when life just gets that bit too complicated.

Love

Jules

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, teal is always a favourite of mine.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, teal is always a favourite of mine.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

SUzanne Thomas said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card. I love the colour teal.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue from a snowy Doncaster what a lovely striking card thank you Tracy x

SUzanne Thomas said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card. I love the colour black and teal. What a lovely combination.

Vinnie Styles said...

Hi I love this card. It's generic. The colours work for boys and girls. The simplicity of using just dies and stamps has not taken away from the usual granduer of your lovely cards. Thank you sue....

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and am finding the dimensions you give really useful - thank you.
Beverley W

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous!

Meg said...

I'm on the fence with this card Sue. Love the embossing.
Bitterly cold winds here in the Yorkshie Dales.

Margaret O
xxx

Heather said...

Beautiful Card Sue but for preference I would change the colours but we can't all like the same thing! :)

You are in the best place snow falling as I speak here in Kent had about 2 inches and falling still!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

jeffrey bubbles said...

Hi Sue another smashing card. I love the Teal card and need to get some microbeads as you use them so often and are an inspiration to me Regards Kathy

Christine said...

A superb masculine card anyone should be proud to give. A must have to emulate!
Thank you, Sue!
Christine
x

Laura O said...

Love when you use this teal card ,its lovely.Another fab card .Laura O

Janice K said...

I love this stamp and die! x

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue on this snowy day. Love the whole card. Just wish I could stamp straight!! Keep warm. Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours Sue. Black and Teal work so well together. Another beautifully designed card x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Lovely cardtoday, I do love the Teal colour, I have it my lounge with curtains and cushions and rugs. Its snowing hard down here in Dartford, Kent. but looks lovely for a little while, until you get the slush, then looks ugly. all for now sue, look after yourself.love Avis D

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful teal again I adore this colour...The card is lovely...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

magpie said...

Whey hey! The beautiful teal is back! (not that it will ever go away, phew!).... Those stamps make a great card, co-ordinates lovely with the black & white card. This would be another great mans card x "Thank you" Sue xx Love Karen xx

melody said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card, the micro beads are brill. Hugs Melody xXx

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Another great creation I love all that embossing.
Have a Great Weekend

Patricia xx

sallysbitz said...

This is a great card, perfect for a man too x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Crafty Nanna said...

Great card Sue, ti would go well for either girls or mens card. I love the teal colour, it's so vibrant

Linda Simpson said...

Evening Sue from a very snowy and cold UK. Gorgeous colour combination and loving the medallion stamp and die.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colours!!!

Vie Carter said...

Beautiful

Vie
x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
You and your teal card !! Lol
It is nice though I like the use of the dies they are fantastic
You take care
Theresa x

dragonswing said...

HI Sue!
Love this card with the teal color.
One of my favorite colors. Of course all your cards are great and give such inspiration.
Taerie

sued99 said...

Love these colours.

sued99 said...

Love these colours.

Debra W said...

I love the textures on the different layers. Your stamping is brilliant, and I love all the Justrite stamps you have been using. Debra

Malou said...

Wow lovely card. I love the lace.

Paper Junkie said...

Thanks Sue for a lovely teal card on this very snowy day in Oxfordshire. X

Jane said...

Love the teal and black.

Jane xx

Marianna Hammer said...

This is really one of my absolut favorite colors in a card, and the stamps are gorgeous. A beautiful card :)

Pamela Edwards said...

I love the Teal Card. It's such a beautiful colour. Can you supply the Teal card on its own. I bought a pack Fron C and C when you were on but it has pink with it and I would prefer larger amount of teal. is this possible, please