Friday, 15 February 2013

Friendship Buckle Card

Morning all!  A five way buckle card today.  Usually my buckle cards have three main elements, but just to be a bit different, I thought I would try five and put them on the diagonal.  I really like the way it came out myself.  I started with a piece of aubergine toned card and stamped the opposite corners with a perfect medium and the lace border from Justrite stamps.  I heat embossed it with white powder so it looks very bold.  Then I embossed my background using the Floral embossing folder from Creative Expressions.  I had to do it twice to get the size I needed but it easily realigns for that purpose.  Next I stamped out five of the medallion from the Always and Forever set from Justrite Stamps.  I used a clear perfect medium pad and heat embossed them all with white powder for a tone on tone look.  I cut out each one using the nested medallion dies to create frames in all of them.  I used the lace medallion die and randomly stamped it across a strip of purple card using a black archival ink pad.  I matted the strip on black and cut forks into both ends.  I used this strip to weave my five frames together into a diagonal line.  I placed a long piece of mounting foam on the back to secure them, then added then across my card.  I stamped the Antique Friends stamp in black on purple card for my focal element.  I cut it out with the matching die and placed it in the centre of my card with foam.  I pierced around the edges of my double white mat to finish it off.  I am partial to these types of cards as they really work for both men and women.  I love the versatility.  Add a bow or flower and dress it up if you like or leave it as is for a simpler appeal.  Finished dimensions are 7'' x 8'' in size.  All for now, Sue x









142 comments:

Pam said...

A very intricate looking card today but the lace just softens the whole effect.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a great card love the colour that you have used. But i must say that this is my faverite buckle card. It looks so differant. Just love it. Take care Sue xxxx

Debs Artliff

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue ... Lovely card, love the lace, love these stamps, i think I must put them on the top of my need list.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Oooh another lovely card, like the lace border as it really softens the space left by the focal point. Loving the colour too.

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Not one for me today, Sue, but appreciate the design and techniques involved - lace border great.

'P' in Wales

Ladock girl said...

Love the colour of this card Sue, and I am really loving these lacy stamps you have been using lately. Linda xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Clever card Sue, lovely x

Lacelady said...

Wow, five buckles! You have surpassed yourself. I love these, love the lace, love the colour - do you get I love the card?

tracy w said...

Hi Sue another stunning card love the buckle card the colours are my favourite i love purple themes thanks tracy w xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, perfect just like this, a bow may spoil the design. Bx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
With five buckles you are spoiling us - what an amazing card. Love the lace stamps and also the colour purple is always a hit.
Just amazing.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

foxyg said...

A clever card Sue, but not my cup of tea, I'm afraid.

Debby Berry said...

Hi Sue,
This is a sweet card, can't believe you cut these borders by hand, but they sure look nice. Happy Friday.

Corinne said...

Hi Sue not too sure about this card I usually love buckle cards but just not hitting the spot hugs Corinne

englishrose897 said...

Hi Sue, love the lace stamp and the buckles.
Sally

Vick said...

morning Sue x
Love the colours and the buckle but like I said in yesterdays post I am missing all the frou frou, all the florals, ribbons, pins and general Wilson goodness!!! hugs hun andcant wait till you're back on the screen missed ya!!! Vick x
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Karen R said...

Love the detail on the white buckles, not immediately obvious in the first photo. Its a lovely card xx

maxine h said...

Morning Sue, love the colours in todays card, and the lace spamps.
Big hugs
Maxine xx

Heather said...

A beautiful card Sue. I am loving the aubergine/purple and the buckles look great going diagonally across.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Linda Simpson said...

Good Morning Sue, loving the aubergine colour with the white embossed lace! The buckles look stunning and love how they interlock.

Happy Friday
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sonja_W said...

A fab card, love the stamps and colours, works really well.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - this one is a bit bold/heavy for me!
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
This is a fabulous card with such a lot of hidden details, the stamping on the buckles etc is not obvious at first until you really look at the card. I love these lace stamps they are so versatile.
Hugs x
Heather T

Susan White said...

Really like the diagonal design of this card Sue - so different!

Thanks, Susan

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a good card for the maile population - The format could be used for virtually any sport game and of course just change the colours accordingly - I can also see as you say dressing it up for the girls too. I love today's colour scheme my only disappointment is that the stamping on the buckles doesn't show up more - perhaps it would in a different colour but otherwise into my file of will do it goes.
Janet x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the colour and lace stamps. Sorry but not so keen on the overall look today. Take care.

Joesgrandma said...

Dynamics and layout are great but I think its too much and I don't like the colours! Sorry!

Annie said...

Morning Sue Great card, amazing weaving and the lace finishes it off so well. Have a goodFriday. "See" you again tomorrow Love Annie x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
well, it's a wowser for me. Love the colours and design. Haven't got the die but will use one in my stash of SB.
Have a great day.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card today, loving the aubergine card, loving the lace stamp. A good card for either leaving clean and simple or for dressing up.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

auscrafts said...

lovely card

lainey said...

must try that buckle idea Sue. lainey x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, a lot of planning went into this card..I like it, looking at some of the comments "buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride" lolMabex

Jan Ltc said...

Another beautiful card today xx Jan

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue You simply amaze me everyday this card is wonderful and the attention to detail you do is excellent. I would love to know where you find these different colour cards? Take CAre Love Michelle S xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Really impressive caard. I love it.

Val in Spain xxx

kimberley said...

Usually love your buckle cards Sue but i'm not too sure about this one.I think that the buckles are maybe a bit too thick for me but i love the aubergine coloure card-hope that is one of the new goodies that you are bringing to us,take care,x.

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Not so sure about this card. Not helped by the grey tones of the picture. Love the lace. X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
I really like your buckle cards - they are so versatile and so good for masculine cards. I think the 5 work really well especially with the strip weaving through. The only thing I'm not sure about is the colour. This is strange because I love purple shades. Possibly it's my computer,but it just seems really dark.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are so clever and would make a great male card. Love the lace too which softens it

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, I think the 5 buckles work well as I like symmetry - the 5 points of the lace borders need 5 buckles. I also like the colours.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Marion said...

Hi Sue not sure on this one ,i think the buckle bit is too heavy ,but like the lace.
Marion

Ann said...



Hi Sue

A five buckle card this is so unusual ideal for male and female cards stunning.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue love your buckle cards xx hazel

Laura O said...

nice card .Laura O

AnnR said...

WOW this is great!! Love itx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Lovely colour and I really like the lace effect, it softens the buckle image

June x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue
Not such a wow factor for me today. Like the colour combo and appreciate the time,design and techniques in putting together this card.
Have a good weekend.
Gilly C

Victoria said...

Very clever Sue. I always love your buckle cards and this one is so intricate. I also like the diagonal positioning, very effective.

Jane said...

Very affective the white lace on the purple looks amazing.

Jane xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very dramatic card
today really like it but as Alimicca
said colour not very good on my
laptop. Nancyd xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Not sure about this one, can't put my finger an anything in particular but not one of my favourites. Do love the colour though.
Sorry.
Lydia
X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Super card. I just love that lace border stamp, its gorgeous. I could use that one lots I'm sure.
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this card is simply stunning I love the colour! I love the buckle cards you bring to us! Those Lace Stamps are to die for all in all another truly amazing piece of great work from the fab Sue Wilson
Love from Sam Smithard x

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue, loving the colour and those lace stamps are just fantastic. A great buckle card, have a super day
x

Jean Johnston said...

Not so keen on this one Sue though I suspect it looks much better in reality than in the photographs.

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue love this card especially with the Lace on it.I love the colours and the buckle effect, this is a must to try card
Hugs Carol x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a fantastic card looks so different too, love it.
Margaret

Hanneke said...

Wow, that buckle is such a great element and I love the aubergine color! Hugs, Hanneke

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Love the sentiment stamp but not too sure about the rest. Hugs, Carol S.xx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Don't like the colour combo too "dark" for me but it could just be how it has reproduced on screen. Do like the overall card design and definitely the lace effect.

Lizzie Shakespeare said...

Hi Sue
I love these buckle cards and love the colours on this one too.
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat )xox

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Not my cup of tea today but a clever design. Do like the lacey stamp.

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card Sue

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, sorry not my cup of tea today, however, I appreciate the design and thought that has gone into it. I like the lace stamps, must get them. Take care, Jess x

nannapat said...

Clever design Sue but not to my taste for once. Pat x

sharon kirkwood said...

Hi Sue
I really like this card. It has lots of detail and would be suitable for a male card.
S. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow this is really different - thank you for sharing.
Beverley W

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Wow that looks complicated. It is very effective as you say for both men and ladies. Have a great weekend.

Love rosemarie xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and colours, think i must try your buckle idea. Emma

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, yet another stunning creation from you as always. Love it.

Love June
xx

Izzwizz said...

Love that lace embossing, it looks so real. It's a gorgeous sunny day here today. Hope you have plenty of sunshine in your life today. Maddy xxx

Jean Z said...

Love the card but i think the buckles are a bit too thick for me still a nice card Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - missed yesterdays blog but had look today Gorgeous. back to todays-not really my cup of tea this one but do love the lace embossing.
Val C xx

guffie said...

Hi Sue, couldn't believe that you stamped the lace i honestly thought it was real, don't think my computer dose this card justice though as the colour don't look as bright as they probably are in real life xx gail from eastbourne

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, love it!! you have surpassed yourself with 5 buckles well done. Hugs xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Great card, just love the effect of the white embossing.

Love Jean xxx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Always love your buckle cards.

mell said...

stunning again easy to vary colours multi use x

Anonymous said...

Love the lace embossing

Mol x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a very different look today, just loving the lace borders! Colours are great too. Hugs Sam xxx

Maggie said...

Where will it end? Lovely look and the lace embossing is stunning. xx

Sue Parish said...

Good Morning Sue,
Just looked above and seen that Val C has said exactly what I was thinking!
Which is that today's card isn't so much my cup of tea as yesterday's pretty one, but I do like the white embossed lace very much.
Hope you have a good weekend,
Sue xx

Moiz said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, I find your blog so inspiring! Will there ever be an end to the Spellbinders dies I 'need'!!!! I would love to know what technique/tool you use to get that perfect piercing around your cards? Keep up the good work! Moiz

Marianna Hammer said...

Another lovely card. I do like it the way it is, but one of your big bows in white would't hurt it at all :)

Anonymous said...

lovely card very clever love the colour judith from devon

Maryann said...

Another gorgeous card here Sue. As usual you´ve made a gorgeous creation andI love how you matched the diecuts and the stamped borders, and all goes sooo well together here.

Anne Crawford said...

Quite nice but not my favourite.

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
Very striking; So many buckles! The fab purple really shows up the white embossing, but I STILL can't believe how realistic these lace stamps look!
Have a great weekend.
Sue

Ruthie said...

Hi Sue, sorry not sure about this card, if I had made it I would think it needs something else. Hope you don't mind me saying that. I'm not sure what it needs, just a rest then go back to it that's what I do.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, great idea Buckle Card done on an angle, love it.
Like these lacy stamps have not bought them yet but I feel a spend coming on!!!
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A fabulous card Sue and your spoiling us now with five buckles! LOL xxx

Clarissa said...

I love your buckle cards but this one is stunning. I wish I had your brain!!
Clarissa. X

Helen VoG said...

I like the idea of this card but not the dark colour. Love the lace must put that on my 'to buy list'.

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I love the lace stamping but the card is a bit too busy for me.

Margaret O
xxx

CraftyJo said...

Hmm, not really doing it for me today I'm afraid but I do appreciate the work involved, as always. :)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, You have surpassed yourself, what a great card, truly stunning, your buckle cards are the best. The colour is rich and the lace looks sooo real and love the diagonal layout. Thank you for your inspiration.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

greendragon said...

Really like the five way interlock Sue.

Ita said...

Hi Sue lovely card today the buckle cards look so well
Smiles
Ita

iggy said...

very bold vry different.... like it very much.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Not too sure about this one, it has elements that I really like but I think the overall effect is a bit too busy for me, although saying that I love the colours you have used.
Love Jan x x

Hilary said...

Hi Sue. Another fabulous use of dies and stamps! I always look forward to seeing your wonderful creations. love and hugs. Hilary xxx

howdy said...

purple pleasure all over

Fuchsia said...

What a fab idea Sue .
Now I can use that with those lovely stamps you sent me :0))
x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Very nice card, am loving the stamps.
Margaret L

gwen70 said...

Really not sure about this one Sue, sorry

petlady said...

Hi Sue, love the lace stamps and also the card. The five ways looks very intricate, Sandra xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Such a intricate card, its one of those where does it start and end.

Like the colours and lace embossing.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Michelle said...

Another stunning, elegant card Sue. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle E xx

Jill Liddle said...

This is my kinda card. Colour and lacy border look fantastic.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I love this card..yu are so talented!..have a great weekend..xx

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
As you say male or female card. I have not tried a buckle card yet , think I must give it a go....
Gail C x

magpie said...

Great buckle card Sue, the border stamps are lovely & look great embossed in white powder. Love the colour combination too & it makes a great card for a male. xx Love Karen xx

Julie-Anne said...

Hello Sue

sorry not sure about this card, the white buckle down shout a bit to loud for me, maybe because they are white, a different clour may make a difference. Good job we all like different things or we would live in a very boring world

big hugs Julie-Ann

Wendy from Scotland said...

really like this card its different to what you mainly see
Wendy xx

Malou said...

This is so beautiful. Love it.

Celina Dee said...

Stunning and absolutely delightful and wonderfully done and I love all of it! Best card to date.

Chrisspi said...

Sorry Sue, not so keen on this one. Probably because it lacks your customary bow or flowers which I always love. But practical to post I guess as it would not be so bulky.

Bosquie said...

You really do make stunning cards Sue, and this one is no exception. Wish it were you on c and c demonstrating as no one else comes close. hurry up back onto our screens.XX

cebelica said...

I like the colours on this one. Beautifully made! Hugs! xx

Craftychris said...

Fabulous - the layout is awesome! xx

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

Love the lace embossing

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, love the lace stamps and the embossing. I think the details show so much better on the close up shots. Have a great weekend.

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Cant make my mind up about this card today.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

sallysbitz said...

A great card. loving the shapes x

hugs sally x
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SanytheRed said...

Hi Sue, love the rich aubergine card you have used looking stunning with the white lace and buckles, another winner Sue. Hugs Sandy

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, great techniques, just not sure about the design today , Carole Z xx

Alice G said...

Hi Sue, really impressive techniques but the colours don't immediately appeal to me tho I'm guessing they will look much better in reality.

Alice xx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, not sure about this card but do like the lace borders x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, love the colour, another very special card.
Thank you, love Brenda Lel

Janice K said...

A lovely card which really shows off the very intricate detail on the Justrite stamps well. x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card but just not sure it's my cup of tea can't put my finger on it maybe its a couple of buckles too much for me just can't make my mind up why! I don't not like it just not a favourite .Sorry!!

Jean D

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Su said...

Sue you're spoiling me this week - my favourite colours! The 'five' definitely works for me - beautiful card. Got these stamps on my wishlist, but have had two sets of JR's Classic Lace Edge stamps delivered yesterday so will be trying them out later today!

Su (Soop)

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yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
I keep saying I'll have a go at a buckle card but then as usual something else comes along
This card though looks so adorable I'm off to at least try
Hugs
Sue XXX

lynda said...

Lovely buckle card Sue very elegant .Lynda xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
didnt this turn out well! smashing colour and lace pattern. Nice combination.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx

Vie Carter said...

A little too dark for me

Although I do like your buckle style cards, perhaps pink

Vie
x

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