Sunday, 17 February 2013

Be Mine

Good Sunday morning!  I wish that I could say I'm having a nice long lay in this morning, but alas not.  I'm at the trade show in Birmingham for the next few days so I am leaving the blog in Bloggers' hands to put the posts up at their scheduled time (which I always do, but I can usually check on it to make sure it has actually gone up!)  I frequently do cards that just rely on the background to make the entire card, a tag, a flower, maybe a few embellishments, but basically it's done.  This is no exception.  Pull out your pretty border stamps to start.  I used the Justrite Embroidered borders and stamped it using a clear Perfect Medium pad and heat embossed with white powder.  I repeated it four times to fill up the piece of fuschia card I selected.  Once stamped and embossed, I covered the entire piece with a sticky self adhesive sheet.  Peel the backing paper off and cover the piece with clear micro beads to add an amazing texture to your background.  Next I stamped the Valentine tag on coconut white card.  I cut it out with the matching Justrite shape and inked through the die with a bit of raspberry Adirondack  ink (I usually use distress inks, but couldn't find a colour that matched).  I made two of the six petal roses (see tutorial on Creative Expressions website)and used some dries clear glue on them, followed by the new Ranger Rock Candy Dry Glitter.  I added a small piece of white tulle (from my stash) and two pearl stick pins with my roses and tag in the upper corner.  I added a double mat of white and pierced the inner mat.  I have had so many questions about my pierced edges lately.  Finally, we have the rulers on my next set of shows in March so I will be demonstrating this technique for you!

As it is Sunday, we have new comment game winners to announce today also. 
This weeks winners are:                                                
  Alice G!!!                                 
Sharon  Kirkwood!!!             
 Anthea!!!                               
Congratulations!  Please email me  at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x
 





143 comments:

Pam said...

A lovely card again and the stamping looks gorgeous. Again love the flowers and bow.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue you have done it again another stunning card love the colour combo thanks tracy w x

Karen R said...

what a great stamped effect,lovely card xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow! Oh! Wow! what a stunning card. Those stamps are fantastic really give the effect of lace.
I feel a spend coming on, I don't have any of these as yet
Have a great day at Birmingham

Patricia. xx

Anonymous said...

You for sure can do stamping, Sue, and it shows to great effect. What appears to be a simple card has a lot of work to achieve the end result. And it's worth it!!

'P' in Wales

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, as Patricia has already said Wow Wow what a stunning card , the stamp is now a must have . Can see this card for many occasions . Hope you have a good time at the NEC . Lol Lynne M x x x

Dawn Searle said...

Good Morning Sue
Such a beautiful card, I don't have these border stamps either yet, but need to get them. I love the colour of the background card. Is this another colour that will be coming to C&C, not a colour that you see very often.
Have a good day
Hugs Dawn S. xxx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue youve done it again what a great card i do have this stamp set but ive never used it like tbis before but it dose look good. So now you have given me a idea I will have to ago at it. Loving the colour of the card you have used. Hope you are going to bring us somthing good from the trade fair. Take care Sue xxc

Debs Artliff

cebelica said...

I like the little tag and the pearls. Beautiful card! Hugs! xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Yet again another brilliant card, I just love it!
Don't think I would have thought to micro bead over embossing, but it looks great from your photos. I will have to give it a go.
Gail C x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Stunning card, looks so rich and elegant! Love the stamping, must try this out! Enjoy the NEC, hope it is not too tiring for you. Love Jean xxx

Michelle said...

Morning Sue, this is absolutely stunning, so rich and elegant, wite always makes other colours look so crisp. I love everything about it.

Hugs Michelle E xx

Joesgrandma said...

Simply beautiful! Happy Sunday!

kimberley said...

Another winner-you never cease to amaze with all your wonderful ideas and clever techniques,take care,x.

Heather said...

Hi Sue
As others have said 'another stunning creation!' Have a great time at the trade fair.
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

mell said...

so loves this card and again so easy to vary with colour and sentiment x

Cassieajh said...

Beautiful card Sue as always xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
At first glance I thought you had used decorative paper I didn't realise it was a stamped background. It looks amazing and another technique I must try. Have a great day at the trade fair
Hugs x
Heather T

Clai01 said...

Looking forward to seeing you do the piercing technique Sue, perhaps this could be a blog tutorial also please as any tips on getting it perfectly straight and even are very welcome.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning/afternoon/evening as you're at a trade show.
The more I see these stamps the more I need them!!!! I have yet to master these roses but will continue trying. I love the colour scheme and can think of more than one or two friends who would love to receive this.
Have a really good show in Birmingham - hope it's reasonably warm inside - and oh thank you so much for the tip re ruler I also NEED one of these.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - sticky sheet and microbeads over stamping - what an unusual but lovely effect. Would never have though of doing that in a month of blue Sundays! Lovely card.
Rgs
Clare W

Lacelady said...

One rubber stamp and you manage to make it scrumptious. Don't work too hard in Birmingham, wish I was going.

Anonymous said...

Love the stamped background and wouldn't have thought of micro-beading it. What a different effect and what a lovely colour. Another perfect and different card! Enjoy your time at Birmingham and looking forward to all your shows coming up on C&C. YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card again. Love it. Wish I had seen this one before valentines day. I would have had a go at recreating it. Sue Dunn x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I hope you had fun and lots of fans at the craft show. This card is very interesting. The background is eye catching. Hope you are well.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Pretty card. X

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, Stunning. I thought you had used lace for this card but after reading all about it you stamped it. love it.

Love June
xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Another cracking card. I hanker after the border stamps, they really make a card. Lovely colours today.
Audrey x

auscrafts said...

gorgeous card I like the little tag and the pearls

Oksana said...

Lovely card Sue, such lovely texture like details in beautiful colours!x enjoy the show.x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgoues card and colours. Emma

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Stunning card lovely colours used and very pretty bow and rose.

Enjoy the trade show at Birmingham hope Ranger has a stand there would love some of the Ranger dry glitter.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ladock girl said...

Love the idea of this card Sue, you've made me think I might have a go with some of my border stamps. It's so nice to make your own background sometimes. Linda xxx

Victoria said...

Beautiful card - lovely colours and fantastic stamping. Such a pretty overall look Sue. Thank you.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Hope everything going OK at the Trade Show.
I love the background on this card, I love anything lace-oriented so this is divine for me. Lovely colour card and gorgeous tulle and roses.
I'm so glad you are going to demo the paper piercing, I have the TH ruler and pierce my card, but the indentations are never as good as yours, what tool do you use to prick with ?
Lots of love from Patricia xx

yvonne (seom) said...

hi i like this one but am really missing your Spellbinders ornate and sometimes simple cards, i like some of the justrite stamps (i have some) but i really miss the cards you used to do. but they were my taste. look fwd to seeing on C&C

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Sue, I hope you have a good time at the Trade Show. Another pretty creation.

Hugs
Linda xxx

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val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. A beautiful card with a truly amazing background.

Val in Spain xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Simply amazing - this is such a pretty card and reletively easy to recreate. Sometimes less is more.
Hope the Stiches show is going great and that you are finding lots of new goodies for us.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Bosquie said...

Amazing what can be done with so little.Beautiful card Sue.Have a great time in Birmingham. (Not far from where I live) Be a very tiring few days for you XX

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Another beauty. The lace stamps are so pretty and the roses are perfect. (Any chance of the piercing as a blog tutorial?) Enjoy the show today. Take care.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful Sue. love the colour combo

Celina Dee said...

Gorgeous card have a ball in Birmingham. Wish I was there LOL!
Hugs x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the background, and there is that tulle again, really must get some as I think it is fab. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card.

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

GM Sue
A pretty card, I love the tulle with the Rose's I think I may have to purchase some.
Have a great time at the trade show.
Gilly C

Anonymous said...

Love the lace effect and the roses
X Denise

sarah hyett said...

Another stunning card. X

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue. Lovely

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, absolutely beautiful!!

Jean Johnston said...

I must have a go at this one, it is so pretty. I don't have the stamp but do have a quantity of lace edging. I will try this design with that and try again to master the roses. Thank you Sue for sharing your ideas. Always something fresh.

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue, hope you have a great time at the trade show xx hazel

my grand calibur broke yesterday so i will email you about it

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is beautiful

barbiepinkfairy said...

love this one colours great, stamping great!

Clare said...

Beautiful card. Hope you enjoy the trade show.

Clare x

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Well, you're just down the road today! Hope you are having a good time.
Lovely card this morning.
Erica x

Jean Z said...

Lovely card i just love it, so pretty must use my stamps more, glad your going to show us how to do the pierced border Thanks Jean Z xx

foxyg said...

Great card Sue. The roses look gorgeous - mine never turn out like that!

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, Love the card, I'm also loving the feeling that not only Spring is round the corner but....Sue's Shows are too!! Missed you on TV. Mabex

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Considering you say this is a background stamping ... it is a fantastic card! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I think covering the main design of the card with micro beads makes a huge difference.

Another lovely card.... must give my borders an airing!

Enjoy Birmingham :)

June x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
It's strange but I thought.... Mr Selfridge! when I saw those patterns and Feathers....... Lovely Sue and so elegant!
LoveMarg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Stunning card, I thought at first it was fancy paper, super stamping and embossing. Love the flowers and the tulle is the finishing touch.
Have a great time at the trade show.
Congrats to the winners.
Lydia
X

Maryann said...

Gorgeous card Sue, really gorgeous and I just LOVE your roses and your bows, they´re always so perfect.
Congrats to the winners this week too, enjoy your prizes girls.

Jackie Calvert said...

Oh Sue, I don't know how you keep coming up with new idea's, I can't even come up with original comments. I use the same superlatives time after time, but I always mean them. Today is no different, I love what you have done with these stamps, the effect is stunning.

Take care now, and enjoy Birmingham.

nannapat said...

Outstanding Sue - really fabulous card. Congrats to this week's winners. Pat x

Corinne said...

Fab use of stamps Sue yet again another stunner Enjoy your time in Birmingham Hugs Corinne

Susan White said...

What a lovely card again Sue! Just changing the colour combination really gives the same stamp a completely different look.

Thanks, Susan

Anonymous said...

love what you have done with the stamps

Mol x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, firstly another amazing card must raid the piggy bank to get these stamps they are so effective. secondly WOW I've just read my name as a winner in your draw!! :)Cheered me up this morning after getting some sad news. Hugs xx

hotpotato said...

enjoy the trade show.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful - what more can I say! I think I 'm going have to get the lace border stamp - cheaper than buying actual lace (I'm trying to justify the purchase to myself! LOL)

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another stunner, would not have thought about micro beading after embossing, another one to try. Well done the winners this week. Take care, enjoy the trade show. Jess xx

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Very pretty card. Have a great time in Birmingham. hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What can I say, you always come up trumps each day with your cards.
The background stamping is beautiful as you know I love lace and this one is the tops.
Hugs
Carol x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card absolutely beautiful.Roll on March it has been too long on C & C without you.
Hope you enjoy the show.
Margaret

HiggiSue said...

super card Sue. love the roses.

petlady said...

Hi Sue such a beautiful card love the raspberry, the pearls the stamps and the bow and flower!What more can I say!! Sandra xx

Lizzie Shakespeare said...

Hi Sue
Wow love it and the colours. I have a few of these border stamps so will try this but mix n match them.
Thank you and enjoy yourself today
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Love the use of the boarder stamps here, I have some that are a bit different so will give it a try. Don't overdo it at the Trade Show.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the stamping & embossing followed by micro beads - didn't even cross my mind that you could do such a thing. Must admit I'm not a great fan of the just rite stamps but really appreciate what you can do with them.
Beverley W

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, I love the lace stamps, so versatile and the colours are splendid. Have a good time at trade show. Roll on March, we have missed you on C&C. Congratulations to this weeks winners.
Love Jan x x

Izzwizz said...

Great idea to use a border stamp like this Sue! So glad to hear you will be demonstrating the holes :-) I am looking forward to discovering how you manage to do them so neatly. Even taping the ruler down I end up with wiggly lines lol! Have a great day even if you have to work. Maddy x

Kate's Cards said...

Like!

Annie said...

Love ALL of it. Not complicated but gorgeous (as always!)
Love
Annie

Maggie said...

Such a clever card. Don't those stamps work so beautifully on that colour paper. Wonderful. xx

Scrapdot said...

Lovely Card Sue-have a great time in Brum
Dotx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Again a beautiful card, love the stamps and flowers.
Congratulations to this weeks winners.
Margaret L

Jan.moogie said...

A stunning card today Sue, love it x

Sue Parish said...

Such a pretty card Sue. I love the white embossing and micro beads. (So glad I bought 2 pots of beads to save on postage! When I saw how big the pots were I thought I'd never use them all, but now I'm enjoying the luxury of having plenty - and I'm still on the first pot!)
Hope you have a good time at the trade show.
Congrats to the winners,
Sue xx

karenlotty said...

I'm back from hols Yeh! Guess what I'll be doing today - catching up on all the cards I haven't been able to view Lovely card Grat colours defy kind of pink - very grown up pink

CraftyJo said...

I love the idea of the stamping/embossing and over-laying with beads - makes for a very interesting background.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely card, like everything about it, congratulations to all the winners. Just to let you know I am typing this on a tablet we got for Christmas, and we have just got it wireless so we are sending this from it, so we are feeling quite pleased with ourselves.

Hope you have a good time at the show, we are coming to Ali-Pali in April so hope to see you soon.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Margarita lady said...

All's well, Sue is back in the UK!
Soooo missing not seeing you on the tv. Good for the bank balance but not for the soul! Looking forward to seeing you on the screen in March, hubby is holding his breath!!!!! Today's card is truly divine. These stamps are a must have.
JP xxx

Happy Nana said...

Loving the tulle as a backdrop for the flowers.
A card for many occasions.

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunning creation!' Have a great time at the trade fair. cant wait for your shows

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Sunny Sunday her in the Yorkshire Dales so am busy washing ...think I'd rather be in Birmingham to see you.

Love this card, the tulle is so delicate.

Margaret O
xxx

Sandra (craftynan) said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a lovely card, I only wish I could stamp nice & straight like you do.
hugs
Sandra

iggy said...

have lovely time sue at the fair & have your long lie in when you get back. you deserve it. lovely card too

salem said...

wooow card love all

Lisbeth said...

Love this card Sue. I have these stamps and am pleased you have shown yet another way of using them to create a very pretty effect. Thank you
Lisbeth

Lesley Sinclair said...

Hi sue what a beautiful and yet simple card this is, I love it. I'm definitely going to get some of these border stamps from justrite as I prefer to make my own backgrounds. Have a great time at nec and can't wait for your shows in march. Love Lesley x

Sue C said...

I like the way that you've made your own background, the colours are once again stunning xx

Su said...

So simple, so stunning, so elegant!

Su (Soop)
x

Anonymous said...

Wow! Fabulous card Sue. With love & light Theresa. H

Wendy from Scotland said...

gorgeous card have not tried my micro beads yet but this will maybe tempt me .
Wendy xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,a great but seems so easy
I suppose it depends on the colour
you use. Nancyd xx

Rose in Chester said...

It's a lovely card - wouldn't have thought of using background in this way. But it works.
Can't wait to see your demo re piercing. I'm ok on the straight, but corners still present a problem.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card!!! Love everything about it!! Love Sam xxx

Suebak said...

Delightful Sue.

Crafty Nanna said...

Lovely card Sue, love the layered look. Congratulations to the winners.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card that uses very little,that's yet more great inspiration.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Oh Wowzers! This is gorgeous Sue Loving those flowers and the bow too xXx

Congrats to the winners

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue... Lovely card..love the background. You always inspire me sue, I am going to give it a go..
have a great time at the NEC..

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Vivi Morais said...

MOre One that I love!!
xx

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Sue - You've brought us yet another stunning idea - Love it - Enjoy NEC then catch up on your sleep!
Val C xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. Do you have any tips for using embossing powder? I often seem to 'overcook' with the heat and end up losing detail, but any less time and I don't seem to get the shine!
Best wishes
Anne O

jeffrey bubbles said...

Enjoy the trade fair, this is again another stunning card Sue. Hoping to be lucky in the draw one day. Keep up the good work. Not sure if you ever have time to read these or not Kathy

dragonswing said...

Love the colors!!! And that border stamp makes it look so lacey. Pretty flowers. All-round gorgeous card. Hope you are having fun at the show.
Taerie

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I will master those flowers one day mine never quite look like yours, love those micro beads, must find my ruler to pierce the edges I keep forgetting to do that.
Enjoy the craft show.
Congratulations to the winners and happy crafting
Love Tina x

SandytheRed said...

Well now, Sue another rich yet elegant card. Got these stamps, so guess what going to attempt this style card. Hugs Sandy V L

Malou said...

What a beautiful card. I love it!

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
I love the fuchsia, the stamping and embossing, roses, cute little tag - in fact ALL the elements of this card (here it comes) BUT, for me, the whole is less than the sum of it's parts (if you know what I mean). It appears I'm the only dissenter on this one. No offence intended.
Sue

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, am totally in love with all Justrite stamps and Dies just now. Have fun at the trade show and buy lots of new goodies!!!

Janice K said...

A very pretty card, love those flowers. x

brenda said...

Hi Sue, wow I absolutely Love everything about this card it's gorgeous. Looking forward to your demo on the ruler as I struggle to get mine to look like yours, hope you can give us a clue as to which of your shows it will be on x

maxine h said...

A simple but pretty card today, I love it, colours are great too.
Love maxine xx

Hanneke said...

Wow, gorgeous card Sue! Those microbeads really transform the card! I love the DP you used and those pretty pins too! Hugs, Hanneke

Jane said...

I Love todays card the colour combo if one of my favourate colour combos. I love the flowers there amazing.

Jane xx

Tracy Harris said...

What a fantastic card sue. I especially love the little ticket and tule behind the flowers x thank you x

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue nice card love how u put beads on ur roses
hugs chris x

Paper Junkie said...

I love the roses on the white tulle - got loads left over from sewing my daughter's wedding dresses a few years back (lots of petticoats). I knew it would come in handy one day - never chuck anything is my motto as you never know.... Congratulations to today's winners. X

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
I really like this one. Making your own back ground love it. Can#t wait to see it on the show .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Alice G said...

What a special card. I would need to get a lot better at my stamping technique to copy this one. I've learned so much from your stamping DVD but I don't feel confident enough about it yet. I'm a bit of a perfectionist which is a problem. How on earth did you get them all so straight!! Fabulous.

Alice xx

stella wright said...

LIKE THIS SUE as i have a border stamp will have a go at this one.just about managed to do the piercing now i can anchor the ruler from slipping.i like how you put the rulers on the photo i find this a great help to guide me on the size of card you are showing please do it more often if you have the time lol xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card really like the colour and the roses , must try and perfect mine!
Thanks
Jean D

magpie said...

What can I say? Stunning card Sue. those border stamps are gorgeous.....will have to make a list......x Whoo hoo! Look forward to seeing the demonstration with the rulers! Have a great time in Birmingham & congratulations to the comment winners! Enjoy your prizes! xx Love Karen xx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a beautiful card. :)

Vie Carter said...

Love it

Will be interested to see how the rulers work

Vie
x

lynda said...

Just lovely. Lynda xx

MaryH said...

Ah, another gorgeous beaded card. I think I have this JR border lace set, so maybe this will work with the Ritz Glitter until I learn about the beading! TFS, and a great idea.

jordiegirl said...

Beautiful Sue - I wish I was better at stamping!