Saturday, 16 February 2013

Hearts Full Of Love


Hi bloggers!  I thought I would continue with the love theme since it was Valentines Day this week and basically, love is in the air!  I love this quickie little card.  It is soft gold, taupe and black and I can't tell you how many times I reach for that colour combo.  It just always has such a rich, elegant look to it.  I started by cutting two of the largest size of the Resplendent Rectangles out of black card.  I used them as a background border and matted them on to some taupe card.  I cut a piece of soft gold card and used the Petite Fleur embossing folder by Couture Creations.  It has a nice empty centre section that was just crying out for a nestie focal element.  I stamped the Vintage Pearl stamp from Justrite using a clear Perfect Medium pad and embossed it with gold powder.  In the centre I stamped my sentiment in black.  I cut it out with the matching die and then made a faux nestie by tracing around the outside of the die and hand cutting it.  I used a piece of fine sandpaper to smooth out any ragged edges.  I mounted it behind my stamped image and then used foam to mount both in the centre of my background.  I made a black rose using my flower tutorial that can be found on the Creative Expressions website.  Once the glue was dry, I dipped it in clear melted Utee (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) to give it a porcelain look.  I used some thin gold ribbon and black tulle (from my stash) and seated the rose in the middle.  I added it to the card below my focal element to complete my card.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 7" in size.





140 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning, classic colour combo and full of elegance. Love the bow and flower.

auscrafts said...

lovely colour combo

Corinne said...

this is definitely a Sue card!! stunning hugs Corinne

tracy w said...

Hi Sue what can i say about this card its stunning the colour combo looks stunning the bow and flowers are great thanks tracy w

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue yet again a other stunning card. I like the colour that you have used it looks so rich. Im like you i love this die set as it can be used for a male or female cards. Take care Sue xxx

Debs Artliff

Alice G said...

Morning Sue,

Another gorgeous card. I would never have thought of using 2 of the resplendent rectangles this way. They were the 1st thing that caught my eye & they make a beautiful focal point. I'll definitely be copying that! Gorgeous colour combo, very opulent.


Alice xx

Karen R said...

Lovely elegant card xxx

Michelle said...

Very elegant indeed Sue. When I emboss using gold or silver embossing powder I always make a mess but yours is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle E xx

Heather said...

Gosh Sue! Were you watching my postman delivering the gold card yesterday???? It is uncanny how you manage to come up with an idea for something I have just received! :)

I shall be having a go at this one today! It is beautiful full of luxury and elegance I absolutely love it and have just the right recipient in mind! :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love the design of this card, colour combo great, everything just perfect as always
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Lacelady said...

Wow, how very elegant. I have those Resplendent Rectangles, and it's never occurred to me to used them the way you have in this card.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, stunning card! love the dies and colour combo..xxx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, stunning yet again. Agree with Pam that it is full of elegance and a true Sue card.

Love June
xxx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Such a elegant card today I love it
Hugs x
Heather T

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I love these colours together too!
I never thought of sanding the cut edges to make them neater..thank you for that!
I love the Soft Gold card Sue! so useful and elegant.
LoveMarg

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
A beautiful start to Saturday... Fab card....

Joesgrandma said...

A lovely Golden Wedding card!

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card so elegant I love your chosen colours and the flower is to die for.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - very dramatic. An opulent colour combo - like it alot. Must try an UTEE rose sometime.
Rgs
Clare W

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for a very elegant and beautiful card to start my very damp and dreary day here in Burgundy. wouldn't this make a gorgeous anniversary card and who would not enjoy receiving it!
I really love the format and the colour scheme and I don't think this is a card which would shine in any other colours.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Ditto to Clare W's comment - was going to post similar but she said it all.

'P' in Wales

Celina Dee said...

Thanks for another beautifully elegant card. It would be wonderful for any occasion.

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, this is a really stunning card, love the colour combo, bow, flower..everything about it! Carole Z X

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue, Stunning and elegant, love the colour combo...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, stunning card - great colour combo!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Maryann said...

Beautiful card here again Sue. I just love the color and the rose is awesome as is the beautiful bow here. Everything fit sooo perfect into each other.

June Fletcher said...

W O W.... stunning. I love it

June x

foxyg said...

Stunning Sue. Very elegant.

Annie said...

Stunning, Sue - every part of it is gorgeous - what more can I say!
Hugs Annie x

Sonja_W said...

Very elegant, love the colours. So elegant.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Such a classy card. Love the rich, opulent colours.

Val in Spain xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Simply stunning! The colour combination is very luxurious and elegant. I only wish that my flowers would look like yours when I use (or try to!) ultra thick embossing powder. There is obviously a knack that I haven't got - I just end up with a mess!!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Wow, what can I say this is a stunning card, love the gold and black it looks so elegant, also the bow and flowers. I love the resplendent dies they give the card a lovely background.
Hugs Carol x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

A very elegant card, love the colour combination and love the flower.

love Jean xxxx

maxine h said...

Stunning very elegant card today Sue, lovely for a male (maybe with a more masuline embossing folder tho and without the flower lol).
Big hugs
Maxine xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow, such a stunning card. Love the black and gold, can see this colour combo being used a lot in the future.
Thanks for all your continuing wonderful inspiration .
Gail C x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Love the card. X

Beth Peake said...

soooo pretty. Love the gold for a change

luv n hugs

Beth

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, perfectly beautiful, really love the soft gold card. Bx

sarah hyett said...

Hi sue, such a rich elegant card love the whole look and style! Such a lovely colour combination. X

sued99 said...

Love the colour combination and the simple but elegant design.

Marion said...

Hi Sue like the card but not keen on the big bow ,but thats just me.
Marion

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, love the card, Sally

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Fabulously elegant card, gorgeous colour combo, fantastic flower and bow, LOVE IT.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lin W said...

Stunning card , love the flower
xxx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, very classy indeed. Tha flower is stunning, great colours too.
Audrey x

Donna Jones said...

Love the colour combo, love the card :-)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Must be honest this is a little plain for my liking today.

Susan White said...

Love the soft gold embossed background Sue - thanks, Susan

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What a beautiful card, reminds me of a certain box of chocolates that come in black and gold. Really pretty.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

I really like this card Sue. I must get round to doing more colour embossing - I seem to always do white, but gold looks great here. Very elegant. YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card today Sue, love it

Anonymous said...

GM Sue
Just love it. Stunning once again.
Gilly C

Jean Z said...

I love your ideas for enlarging dies i never think of them,the card is lovely and the flower is georgeous must find it on the site. Jean Zxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Still not warming to the dies you have used as your focal point but I love everything else the rose is lovely, must try dipping in UTP. Great use of the rectangle dies will give this a go.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X










Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, lovely simple card but stunning, the bow and flower are gorgeous. Hugs xx

Jane said...

very opulent and rich romance is in the air.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

lovely but it's never a "quickie" card!!

Mol x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very elegant card, the colours work so well together. I am going to give this one a try for a friend's anniversary, thanks for the inspiration, take care, Jess x

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Love the gold and black. Beautiful card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol H said...

Beautiful card, again very versatile. Just love that bow.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very elegant card
love colours but still not too
keen on these dies you have used
for your vocal point but I would
replace them for a fancy square
or oblong I think. Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a rich and beautiful card....Another one I love! Take Care Michelle S xxx

lainey said...

very elegent Sue. lainey x

guffie said...

Hi Sue love the opulent colours of this card, very rich xx gail from eastbourne

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card, colours and the rose xx hazel

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
This card is so lush and rich yet suitable for guys as well as gals. Still not sure about the shape of this die, perhaps I need to expand my creativity to include non symmetrical shapes!
Erica x

Jean Johnston said...

I don't really like this die shape But the whole card is really elegant and beautiful.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely colour combo. Very elegant. Take care.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Lovely colour combo. Very elegant. Take care.

Hilary said...

Morning Sue. Rich, elegant, and fabulous as always!!
Have a great weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - Love the colour combo very rich looking.
Val C xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, Not sure on these dies but love everything else. Will need to have a go with the utp (not sure how to do it though).

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Love these colours together and the flower, have made them too and they look just fab, no-one would think they were paper x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Stunning card Sue

I love these colours together

Xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I love this card, it is so rich and elegant.
Love Jan x x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Stunning card Sue

I love these colours together

Xxx

Bosquie said...

Your signature (beautiful bow) on this card.Beautiful XX

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Quite simply beautiful a stunner and no mistake!
Have a great weekend
Margaret

Janice K said...

This card really does have a very majestic look to it-beautiful! x

Victoria said...

I've had a lie in this morning, but have just surfaced and HAD to visit the blog. What a gorgeous card. Love the colours and of course, your flowers are always a big hit. Thank you Sue.

stella wright said...
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baconbits said...

Morning sue,
Like Victoria i to have just removed myself from the duvet...
and immediately popped here.
What a super sumptious card. Liking the colour combo - simply stunning.
Enjoy the Trade show today - look out for some super goodies.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

stella wright said...

once again a simple elegant card sue,Like what you have done with the resplendant die would not have thought of this so thanks for the idea.I always love that flower when made up but not done it myself must get round to doing it as i always think it is a good size.Have you tried the new gold dies just got a couple and could do with some ideas and your sooo good at this xx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love all the gold.

Clare x

Cee Bee said...

Love it Sue, fabulous colours yet again..

Carol B

Jayne S said...

Gorgeous card and love the colour combo.

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love the design of this card, colour combo great, everything just perfect as always
best of all i have most of the elements so off to you tube to see how to do these roses Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, great colours & the UTE flower just finishes it off a treat. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

jordiegirl said...

Beautiful Sue and love the colours

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue. Have a lovely weekend.

Sandra (craftynan) said...

Hi Sue
love your card, that embossing folder is divine.
hugs
Sandra

Maggie said...

This is another beautiful card. They just keep coming. The colours are so elegant and the embossing folder delicious. Thank you. xx

Meg said...

Love the Petite Fleur embossing folder.
The black rose and fussy bow are too much for my liking, I might try with a single broader ribbon and a dazzler.

Margaret O
xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Another stunner, love the flower, look soooooo good.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Another stunner of a card Sue Ilove the colour combo xXx

Sue C said...

Love the colours, dies, flower and bow. I just love this card xx

Anonymous said...

Sue
Such an elegant card and one that can be used for many occasions. Thanks for the tip using the rectangles as a background frame - brilliant.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Wendy from Scotland said...

very elegant stunning card a definite Sue card
Wendy xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Happy Saturday Morning Sue,

Gold and black is always elegant and there's something very 'Regal' about your card today. The black rose on the gold bow adds a dramatic touch.
Sue

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love the colours
Margaret L

Crafty Nanna said...

Super card Sue and I would never have thought of putting that colour combination together although it really does work well.

Ita said...

Good Morning Sue WOW this is a stunning card,the colours are to" die" for .I bought a glass block and some stamps yerstday,and I also have the stamps I won on your blog,so I will be trying stamping .I will be annoying you with e.mails.
Smiles
Ita

HiggiSue said...

Splendid!!!!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is beautiful yet simplistic. I need to make an anniversary card today, so may so something similar - thanks for all your wonderful ideas. Love Sam xxx

petlady said...

Hi Sue, such a rich colour gold & black everything about it beautiful.The ribbon and flower gorgous love it!! Sandra x

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue what a amazingly simple but elegant card, I love everything about it and will definitely be doing a version of this as I have all these dies!! I love the rose dipped in utee, i made one last week and my daughters have made request for different colours that they are going to attach to hair clips!! Lol, looks like I might be making a few of these!! Love Lesley x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Stunning and elegant card-love the colours.

salem said...

woow card love all

Suebak said...

Hi Sue,

Simply lovely!

Have a good weekend.

Susan

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
What a striking card!
love from Jackie D

Viv said...

I love the rectangles idea will try that out on my next card thanks for sharing
Viv x

iggy said...

lovely card.....ive just had lots of parcels delivered today ALL OF them you helped me ' buy' LOL......have stamps ..dies..silky ribbon & glue to make 'pearls'...cant wait to start to play oh & i forgot a couple of embossing folders too. xx

kimberley said...

Love the colours,the flower and the bows but can't get used to this die at all,take care,x.

CraftyJo said...

Very elegant Sue, like the colour combo.

Anonymous said...

Gold & black look so regal together.
With love & light Theresa. H

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards again this week Sue!!! Missing your demonstrations on C&C. Hope you are back on our screens soon!!!
Anne with an E

karen keen said...

Got this stamp but haven't used it yet. Itching to try it now. Especially with the gold embossing powder. Lovely card again Sue.
Love
Karen x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A truly beautiful card today !! I love the colour combo. It is very rich looking. Elegant and sofisticated. I love that beautiful bow and flower too !! Just beautiful. Lots of love Tres x x x

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. This would make a great Christmas card as well. Just add a dash of red! Hugs. 3362 Jan.x

Izzwizz said...

Love the colour combo and that rose looks good enough to eat (gotta be better than horse anyway) :-) Maddy x

Howdy said...

Yet another wow factor card

Linda Simpson said...

Very Elegant card and stunning embossing and colour combination.
Hugs
Linda xxx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card today, love the soft gold especially with the black. I know just the person to send this card to x

Chrisspi said...

Fabulous flower, must have a go at following your tutorial.

Hanneke said...

What a gorgeous card! The gold and black is such an elegant color combination! The focal point is great. Hugs, Hanneke

nannapat said...

Very, very elegant Sue. Beautiful colour combo. Pat x

lynda said...

A lovely card very elegant love the colour combo Sue.Lynda xx

Rose in Chester said...

It's absolutely beautiful - right up my street (but then, there's not many of your creations that aren't).
Have a very good Sunday.

jeffrey bubbles said...

Absolutely stunning card. I have a wedding card to do and this has set me thinking Kathy

Marianna Hammer said...

A beautiful and elegant card :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue! That rose is absolutely gorgeous and I must have a go at that!

Sue Parish said...

So elegant - and I love the colours and that gorgeous embossed stamp, the ribbon bow and rose, everything!
Sue xx

Craftychris said...

Another fabulous card - I don't know you do it! xx

magpie said...

This card IS elegant & classy Sue & these colours are beautiful together. Wow, it's just stunning full stop! xx Love Karen xx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, much later for comment but have spent all day in my craft room and my poor arm knows it ( hurts like mad ) this card is fantastic, love the colour combo and liking more and more the unsymmetrical die. Lol Lynne M x x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry for the late comment been travelling to our house in France today. Beautiful elegant card exactly what I need for a 90th ladies card.
Thanks Jean D

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
wonderful lacey stamp and smashing embossing folder (just bought embossing folder that does different pattern on each end).Think these folders save a lot of time. But i am going to have a try at half embossing with other folders i have. Great card brill job .
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx

Paper Junkie said...

I love the colour and layout of this card - still unsure about that die....X

Vie Carter said...

Love the colour but not sure about the die

Overall a lovely card

Vie
x