Thursday, 7 February 2013

From My Heart


Hello all!  I love doing black and white cards and this one ticked all the boxes for me.  I started by simply embossing some black card using the Creative Expressions Floral embossing folder.    Next I stamped the Victorian Tile background stamp from Justrite on black card using a clear perfect medium pad.  I heat embossed it with white powder.  I trimmed it down and matted it with black and white mats and taped it to the centre of my embossed background.  I used the Victorian Tile background stamp again, but this time on black card with a perfect medium and clear embossing powder for a tone on tone look.  I used the Vintage Label and banner die and cut out the largest shape.   I stamped the smaller matching die from the Vintage Pearl Label set using a black archival ink pad on white card and clear embossing powder.  I cut it out with the matching die and then made a faux nestie die by drawing around the outside of the die and hand cutting a white die to mat my shape.  I stamped the image once more and cut out the centre circle, stamped my sentiment inside, then covered it with a self adhesive sticky sheet.  I trimmed the sheet to the same size as my circle, peeled the backing paper and covered it with micro beads.  I mounted it with foam in the middle to complete my focal feature.  I tied a messy bow out of white seam binding.  I used some black jute twine tied into a bow below it and mounted it the the lower left of my feature.  I made a white six petal rose using the same method as my tutorial on the Creative expressions website.  I wanted to add some interest to it so I used the Ranger crackle accents on it.  You can see it a bit better in the close ups below.  I finished my card with cosmic shimmer white PVA glue dots around the edge as accents.  I know that many of you don't care for this shape, but I love it, it isn't just a one trick pony.  It easily goes both masculine and feminine and that makes it a very versatile die shape to add to your crafting arsenal.  You can pull it out for a quick card for any occasion!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






133 comments:

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,

WOW another awesome card and B&W always look so elegant, love the touch of micro beads too, hugs, Vick xxx
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Pam said...

A lovely card Sue but I think a bit more masculine (without the bow) than girly. Love the black and white theme. Glad hyou are safely back.

CraftyAnn said...

Fantastic card, I just love black and white.
Take care

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue x

Anonymous said...

Morning sue what a stunning card i love black and white cards. This card is right up my street as i lkke the shape of this die. I have this die and i use it quite alot as it works great for male or female cards. Take care. Xx

Debs Artliff

Karen R said...

Love the monochrome look and the stamping is wonderful. Great card xx

Ladock girl said...

Like you I love the simplicity of black and white, this is a lovely card and a great valentine card for a male, as it's not too flowery or over the top. Linda xxx

Corinne said...

Morning Sue hope your not too jet lagged ? love black and white cards very on trend !!I must prctise with making flowers Hugs Corinne

Gail said...

Good morning Sue, I like the flower on the card, and I still unsure with black and white cards..
Gail C x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
Hope the flight home was uneventful and that jetlag does not last too long.
Loving the Monochrome look very stylish. Avery unisex card.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

tracy w said...

Morning Sue what a beautiful card love black and white cards must try your rose out at the weekend thanks tracy w x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a favourite colour combo for me, and a beautiful card. Bx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, love the black/white combo , very classy. Managed to track down this die set. Just waiting for it to arrive to start playing. Thanx for sharing . Lol Lynne M x x x

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, hope your flight went well and that you are back among us. Your card is beautiful. Love the micro beading and the stamping is gorgeous. Lovely card all round.

Wilma x x x

Annie said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Love everything about it.
Hugs Annie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love black and white cards! This one as usual is amazing! Hope you are not too tired after your flight. When will you be on C&C again, it seems ages since we last saw you? Love Jean xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, WOW, this is stunning, loving the use of heat embossing, I love the look of white embossing powder on a black card, it is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Black,white, ribbon, flower & micro beads who could ask for more. Lovely.
Beverley W

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. Great for male, minus bow, and female. The Victorian tile stamp is lovely. Hope you are safely back on firm land. Take care.

Celina Dee said...

Great stamping and lovely layout but not for me

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I just love black and white so stylish.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

HiggiSue said...

Nice card Sue.

auscrafts said...

lovely card Sue

foxyg said...

Gorgeous. Black and white is my very favourite combination.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Loving this card, ornate background but not overly fussy.
I am warming to this shape as I use the vintage car stamps quite a lot.

Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - this one doesn't do it for me - sorry!
Rgs
Clare W

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

This is another stunning card. I also love black and white cards...

June x

nannapat said...

I love the background Sue, it's really eye catching. I'm always delighted to see one of your gorgeous bows on a card - it makes something fairly plain into something quite stunning. Pat x

Anonymous said...

Great mono card, Sue. Haven't been too keen on this die but it looks good on this one - it's growing on me! Love the stamping and texture again.

'P' in Wales

maxine h said...

Hi Sue, ggod morning. I love todays card simple but stunning. I have this die but so far have only used it with the vintage car and plane.
Big hugs
Max xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
hope you had a good journey back and it's not too cold in your neck of the woods.
What a stunning card - but I am not keen on the die so I would make it with a different one.
Another great one, for men and women alike.

Sonja said...

Thanks for brightening my morning with this stunning card. I love everything about it. Am still jealous how you manage to get a perfect bow every time :)

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love black and white it always looks so nice, I don't have this die so might try it using another one. Hope you are not too jet lagged and can't wait to see you in March.
Hugs x

Victoria said...

Black and white is very elegant, and the background stamping is gorgeous. But I have to say that the Vintage die shape isn't one of my favourites, don't know why, but there's something about the shape!!

Eemeli said...

Fabulous card, I just love the combination of black and white. Beautiful embossing that gives a bit softer look to the card.

Hugs, Eemeli

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I hope you are having a restful day to get over jet lag and to re-engage with the UK's weather.
Today's card a just a hit with me as I always think black/white is so classy and no-one can mess this colour scheme up.
Waiting for a heat gun to be delivered to me here in Burgundy so I can really have the finishing touch to me cards.
Janet x
ps we have the first flowers of 2013 - snowdrops - in the garden and it is snowing again!!

marg said...

Hello Sue
I think this Die is quite masculine it reminds me of the car make badges!
I love the Victorian tile stamp, looks lovely in b/w, and the flower is so pretty Sue!
I hope you are catching up with sleep Sue!
LoveMarg

kimberley said...

Love the bow and the flower Sue,love the black and white but have to say I am one of those who aren't keen on these dies-maybe one day they will grow on me,take care,x.

salem said...

love the color and dies great card

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I too love the black and white combination, it just looks smart. Hope you re doing well back in cool England We do have sunshine in the Kent.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Another great card .... not sure how you keep them coming! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue not sure on this one ,im not keen on the die shape .
Marion

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunner love
black and white the bow and flower
are great but as a few have said not
my favorite die shape but I would
try it with a different one. Hope your over you're jet lag.
Nancyd xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card,love the black and white, very striking.
Audrey x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,another WOW factor card. I love the black and white cards you make. I might try this with a bit of red in it for a Valentine Card
Just love love love it.
Hugs
Carolx

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

GM SUE,
Fabulous card, I just love the combination of black and white.Its so elegant hope you had a gd flight

gwen70 said...

Brilliant card, love black and wht and the flowers are gorgeous

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card I do love Black and White so classic.

I Like the vintage shape die looks fab on this card with the layers.

Ribbon and one of your famous roses
What more can a gal want...........

Hope your rested after your journey

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Michelle said...

Morning Sue,

this is just beautiful, I love black and white together. This is a beautiful embossing folder.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
Such a lot of detail which the close ups really reveal. I have some crackle accents somewhere so must get them out again
love from Jackie D

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Beautiful elegant card. Love the die. X

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yet another stunning card, liking the Black & White but can see in in so many other colours.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

hazel said...

Morning Sue i think you brought the sunshine with you as it's here today so thank you for that. Lovely card black and white are just so classy you can;t go wrong really. Love the crackle effect. xx hazel

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very classy and elegarnt

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue. Black and white love it

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, Well what a stunning card! I love black and white cards and this definately does it for me! And as for the flower, what can i say? It's simply stunning! If this card was sent to me for any occasion i'd be totally thrilled to receive it! Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, Love it, I've most of the ingredients for this one so it's on the list for making...sometime. Mabex

Alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Unlike many fellow bloggers, I'm with you on this die shape! I think it's great for masculine cards but can be useful for the feminine ones too. Really like today's card - love that Victorian Tile stamp - think that is one that I need to get.

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Never used to like black and white cards but you are convincing me otherwise!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, another gorgeous card, love all the texture and embossed background. Emma

lainey said...

love the colour tones Sue classic :) lainey x

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Hope you arrived back safely and are not too jet lagged. Love black and white cards, and this one is no exception.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
I just love black and white . This one is amazing.
Lesley C

Brenda Hanlon said...

Morning Sue, great to have you back. Love black and white cards and the rose is fab.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the black and white, the flower is super. I must try and make some following your tutorial. Take care, Jess x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Welcome home. Today's card is absolutely beautiful. I also love black and white, it is so classy. This is right up my alley.
Love Jan x x

Maggie said...

I think this is a marmite die set. It's not for me at all - way too manly and not symmetrical! But .. love the black and white, just so smart, and the embossing, and the bow and definitely the lovely flower. xx

Anne Crawford said...

Interesting card ,I like black and white but not so keen on these dies.

Izzwizz said...

I love it Sue, so much I bought the die set lol! Absolutely adore your white embossed background, and the whole cad is just beautiful. Maddy x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Lovely card today, not my cup of tea but still very elegant

Sue xx

Jean Johnston said...

Like several others I am not keen on this die set but you are showing how useful it can be especially for men's cards. Welcome back Sue.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the black and white.

Clare x

Jean Z said...

lovely card i wasn't keen on this die but it does look good on this card well done Sue Jean Z xxx

Carol H said...

Another versatile card, just love the black and white.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue
Once again a great card love the black and white.
Gilly C

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - another very adaptable card - Black and white really do work well together.
Val C xx

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, I love black and white but it is this die I am not keen on. Ok for a sympathy card! This die, for some reason, reminds me of a plaque on a coffin. Sorry. Hugs, Carol S.xx

guffie said...

love the black and white card so classical xx gail from eastbourne

Sue B said...

Beautiful.

Jackie Calvert said...

I love black and white, but somehow this one is just a bit too busy for me, with all the different embossing used. Lovely rose, and I do like the die, works specially well for male cards.
Take care now.

Laura O said...

another fab card ,love the flower it's so so nice.Laura O

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, An interesting card, think I am liking this die, I was unsure at first but you have shown how versatile it is. Love the embossing and the flower is gorgeous, must dig my crackle accents out. The colours are fab.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

howdy said...

lovely and simple but classy elegance.

iggy said...

love black & white cards,,,,,,always look clean & crisp to me.. not a fan however of the middle shape & for the life of me i cant tell you why. I know what lights my candle & what doesnt & that shape doesnt......sorry sue. [ would do if we all loved all the same things ]
hope your back home safely now

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, so very elegant and I can see the versatility of the design for all sorts of occasions.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, this card is so stylish! I am with you - black and white : so good. I also like black and white with a touch of red.

Hugs, Belinda x

Anonymous said...

Once again a lovely card, hope you arrived home safe and sound. I have enjoyed having a go at your Elegance in White card from the Creative Expressions project book, with a slight change in the flowers as I do not have that die. It looks lovely, many thanks.

Edwina

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a great card. Your black and white colour combo looks fab. The white embosssing is lovely and so are the micro beads. I also love yesterdays card too. Lots of love Tres x x x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
a very striking card love the bow and flower.
Margaret L

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the card as always simple but elegant.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
i adore the flower , and b&w. always looks great. Like the patterned paper and embossing mixed.
Cracking card
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Anthea said...

Good afteernoon Sue, loving this card especially the flower its gorgeous. Hugs xx

hollyberry said...
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hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and love the flower.

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely monochrome look today with a gorgeous flower.
Erica x

Jill Liddle said...

Love black and white, but alas, this card doesn't push my buttons.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Loving it all Sue Gorgoeus card xXx

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue. xx

mell said...

stunning black and white or black and red never fail x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue and welcome home!The rose is fantastic, so elegant. Wish you were on C&C this month as march is a long way off. Any chance of tou coming up to Glasgow for the SECC/Hobbycraft show in March?

Dawn said...

Hello Sue, I really like this card it's very stylish but I'm not sure if I could send Black/White cards as they might be considered too funereal but I shall try to make something like this to see - so I shall reserve judgement as it might not look so dark in 'real life'. I've only recently found you so this is all new, if I have questions - which l do - can I write them here or is there another address for that.
Well this is my first post & what I must say is that your cards are fantastic, different & so versatile I really don't know where you get your daily inspiration from but I wish I had it! Thank you.

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Wow, this is stunning. May have to do one for my OH. I think black and white are classy! Thank you. Hugs.x 3362 Jan

Heather said...

Hello Sue

Well nothing has happened! You will know what I mean! :) So now for your card. I like it very much apart form the lacy background as I have said before I don't like the lace effect stamps but apart from that yet another really stunning card I can't wait to see what your next batch has to offer us! It is so exciting!
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Heather said...

Sorry Sue that was yesterday's card
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Lacelady said...

Couldn't see this first thing this morning, but glad to be able to now. A lot of stages to this card, but very effective.

Katie-Louise Sweetlove said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card this is. Black and white is so classy. I think you are definitely right about this card being suitable for men and women.
I love the embossing and stamps, also the flower. As always I love your microbeading and the bow really finishes off the card beautifully.

Thank you for all your inspiring cards and hard crafting work.

Best wishes from

Katie-Louise Sweetlove

Hilary said...

Hi Sue. Welcome back! I love this card. So stylish, and would look just as good in any colour combination!
Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

Debo said...

Sue,
We've spent the day searching the internet for instructions on how to emboss the background area of a card leaving an area free in the shape of a nestie. We're sure we saw you do it on Create and Craft last year but we can't find it. The only technique we can find is to make a cardboard mask/shim thing with a hole in the position, shape and size that we need but that means having to make HUNDREDS of combinations and we thought your way used the Spellbinder die itself (so much quicker and more straighforward) But we can;t find it anywhere!!! Are we going mad??? We've tried so many different layers and cominations that we can't see straight anymore....please, can you help????

Thank you
Ann and Debbie

Debo said...

Sue,
We've spent the day searching the internet for instructions on how to emboss the background area of a card leaving an area free in the shape of a nestie. We're sure we saw you do it on Create and Craft last year but we can't find it. The only technique we can find is to make a cardboard mask/shim thing with a hole in the position, shape and size that we need but that means having to make HUNDREDS of combinations and we thought your way used the Spellbinder die itself (so much quicker and more straighforward) But we can;t find it anywhere!!! Are we going mad??? We've tried so many different layers and cominations that we can't see straight anymore....please, can you help????

Thank you
Ann and Debbie

Janice K said...

I love the monochrome look and combined with the lovely stamps this makes a beautiful card. x

sued99 said...

I love black and white cards too. So elegant today.

Anonymous said...

great card

Mol x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Another fantastic stylish card I love black and white it always looks so classy it would look great in other colour tones too.
Thanks Sue
JeanD

Jane said...

Amazing Love today's card, black & white looks gorgeous.

Jane xx

Carole Z said...

I do love monotone cards... Your rosé is beautiful Carole Z x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the Black and White and everything about this card. These dies and stamps are great I decided I needed them when you used them on your blog on 6th January, I was sold - and have not regretted that decision, Thank you Sue.
Love Brenda Lel x

Chrisspi said...

I'm not keen on the shape of the dye but love the rose.

brenda said...

Hi Sue, love the black and white and especially loving the flower. Still not too keen on this die, not sure why. X

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, I love the monochromatic look, and this card is really beautiful...masculine even WITH the bow and flower!

Ita said...

Hi Sue well the warning has gone and I love this card ,wish I could stamp lol,the flower is fantastic with the glaze on it.I hope you are not too jetlaged welcome back
Smiles
Ita

Sue Parish said...

Very stylish card Sue, I like it very much.
Looking forward to seeing you on tv in March,
Sue xx

Vie Carter said...

Very versatile die and stamps

Nice card

Vie
x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Not sure about this one.
Have tried with the label dies but prefer it inverted so it looks more like a book.

Margaret O
xxx

magpie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Like Vick it's such an elegant card. Love the Victorian Tile background & stunning embossed in white. The rose is beautiful & the die you've used is great for masculine & feminine. Just stunning! xx Love Karen xx

Alice G said...

A truly striking card Sue. Beautiful

Alice xx

Cazann49 said...

Good eve Sue, Yhis is a gorgeous card. I love black and white..xx

Cazann49 said...

*This* lol xxx

Paper Junkie said...

The die shape is starting to grow on me but my wish list is so long that I may not get around to buying it sometime soon - but I really love the rose and the microbeads - so elegant. X

Malou said...

Another gorgeous card. Love it.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Theses dies still haven't grown on me, but I do love the card, very pretty rose.
Lydia
X

Joanna said...

Love the black and white, very stylish xxx

Susan White said...

Love the black and white theme and the tile stamped background.

Thanks, Susan

kimmie_35 said...

This is beautiful...
Hugs
Kim
x