Thursday, 25 April 2013

Birthday Wishes

 Morning all!  You just had to expect something made with teal card to be showing up here at any time, didn't you?  I can't go too long without playing with it.  In fact, when I first tried out my set of Radiant Rectangles, this is the card I started with.  I just wanted to see what they looked like when cut and I was not disappointed.  I love the beautiful cut away areas they give you so I decided to make it the focal point on my rather simple card.  Not to mention that there is such a pretty impression made on the outside of the die too.  You may not always use the leftover bits, but when you do they are rather spectacular.  In the centre of my teal card, I used the die just inside out the largest one to cut this pretty decorative frame in my card.  I did use the next size down to emboss the design too, but it is not as visual until you see the close up.  I cut the next die in the set in black card and mounted it with foam in the centre.  I stamped my sentiment (from the Creative Expressions set called Classic Sentiments) on coconut white card with a Black Archival ink pad.  I covered it with a double sided sticky adhesive sheet and cut it with the oval die in the middle of the Radiant Rectangle set.  Once cut, I peeled off the backing paper and covered it with clear micro beads for texture.  I mounted this piece in the middle to complete my focal element.  I used some leftover bits of black silky crush ribbon and cut them into small circles.  With my heat tool, I melted them slightly then glued them together to form small flower embellishments for my card.  I glued a flat back white pearl in to the centre of each flower and attached them to my card with sticky glue dots.  I added a white mat to show through the cut out areas and then finished with a double black mat.  I used Cosmic Shimmer black PVA glue to create faux pearls all the way around the edge of the card.  I added a couple of flat back pearls to the corners to finish it off.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






170 comments:

Pam said...

Quite a simple card today but still pretty. The teal card is lovely.

La said...

Beautiful in it's simplicity Sue, I really like it.

Vick said...

Beautiful card as usual Sue, very simple too, I love the Teal card, just bought some last week from Sam, hugs hun xxxVick
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Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Actually good evening your time lol. I love the teal cards too, my favorite color. Fab card.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Simply beautiful, loving that die set and the colour palette.
Donna Jones

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
A very clean and crisp card today - with a micro bead lift. Just perfect.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Heather said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card. The card and dies used are great together.
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Simply but beautiful card love the colours teal and black thanks Tracy w x hope you are having a great time at your mums x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the teal card, and this is a stunning card!
Gail Cx

Patricia said...

Good Evening Sue, rather a simple card from you but still stunning, love the colours you have used.
Hope you had a great day

Patricia xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Teal is such a beautiful colour. I still haven't used my Microbeads yet, I must make the effort. Jackie

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, Ahhhhhh teal makes a comeback, gorgeous card, love the way you have used the dies and will have to try these little flowers so delicate. Hope you are having a great tome with your mom.

Wilma x x

Rosie said...

What good ideas. Super card and use of the lovely Radiant Rectangle dies.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a simple but stunning card! As always I love the teal! Love Jean xxx

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, love the card and its colour. Have a great day Sally x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a beautiful card, clean and elegant. Love the colours, the flowers, the dies.......love it. I hope you are starting to relax with your Mom now. Take care.

Rose in Chester said...

Lovely card, Sue. Haven't fathomed out quite yet how you did it. Did you cut out and then stuck the diecut back with hidden tape?
Sure you are starting to relax a bit now (or engrossed with birthday celebrations prep??)
Hugs, Rose

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card, I love teal, and it works really well with the black and white. Bx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue love the teal and this card is so very elegant and sophisticated, Carole Z X

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, I love this teal card somuch, I use it a lol. Very pretty card

Hugs n stuff

Carol B

Rachel Taylor said...

I love all those beads Sue ,lovely colour too
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue A simple card which looks so elegant with the teal card. I only had to order more teal card yesterday because my stock was low!

They had Spellbinders POTD yesterday but it is not the same when you are not doing it!

I hope you are enjoying you stay with your Mum. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A simply elegant card, love the Raidant Rectangle dies, the flowers are so cute, just lovely.
Have a great day with Mum.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - simple but effective.
Rgs
Clare W

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love the teal, beautiful rectangle too

hollyberry said...

Lovely card which I agree is beautiful in it's simplicity-for a number of us the simpler it is the more chance we have to achieve it which is great.

sarah hyett said...

A simple but very lovely card, love the colour too. X

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely lovely card today Sue, these rectangles are one of my favourites and you have done an amazing job with them.xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant I love the teal colour looks fab with your black and just a hint of white. Radiant Rectangles is now on my ever growing wish list such a nice set.
Going to have a play day today in my craft room as my A4 dies have arrived at last yeah!!!!!!

hope your relazing and enjoying lovely weather and spending quality time with your Mum.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

margaret mcdonald said...

Morning Sue - I really like teal - and now that I have my new dies I like this one even more! Hope you're getting some rest - take care of you!
Maggie

Mary Gallivan said...

Hi Sue.
I love the card, the colour is lovely and the simple elegance of it should be something I could possibly achieve.
Enjoy your time with your mom.
Best wishes.
Mary x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the teal and black and the rectangle dies have moved up again on my wish listn .
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

nancyd said...

Morning sue, a very elegant card the teal colour
Is becoming one of my favorit's too. Hope you are
Enjoying your time with your mum as I'm sure you are
But don't be away too long as we miss you too.
Nancy xx

Eemeli said...

Fabulous one. Love the colors, the shimmer is great and of course the beautiful flowers are a fantastic finishing touch.

Hugs, Eemeli

maxine said...

Very pretty card x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, loving the die used and also the teal card, beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

hazel young said...

Another stunning card Sue i love the flowers and of course the teal card stock xx hazel

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Very pretty card, teal and black is a lovely combo.

Love Rosemarie. Xx

TOB said...

Beautiful colour card,love the micro beads. Gorgeous as usual.
xx

Alice G said...

Morning Sue, I just love this die set, it's so ornate it really doesn't need much else. The teal and black are such a good colour combo tho I think I'd prefer the card to be a bit smaller this time I'm not sure about the wide rim around the outside I think it takes away a little bit from the the die and kinda minimises it but that's just a personal preference, and it is still a lovely card.

Alice xx

Chantal said...

beautiful card, love the flowers.
Hugs, Chantal S

TDQ Karen said...

I almost thought I was on the wrong blog as this seems so simple, but on closer inspection it is very pretty indeed. I love the way the die has left its mark and the flowers are very clever. Lovely xx

kimberley said...

like the teal and the black but i just feel the card is a little 'flat' for me-hope you are enjoying your mum time,take care,x.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

A nice card again ,especially like the little flowers .

Elaine H X

PatC said...

Like the sharpness of the black against the teal - makes a change from brown and I love the flowers x

redfox said...

simply stunning! I adore the teal card, the colour is so rich. Love the simplicity of the card, another "must make card" for my ever growing list! Hope you're having a great time. Love Sarah

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue, one I think may well look better in real life than in the photos, the flowers in pic 2really stand out.
Of course, love that teal!

'P' in Wales

MRS DUCK said...

Simple but superb. Love the teal. X

snowqueen62 said...

Simply gorgeous. Love the colour and design.
Hugs Sue x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love Teal!
I play with these Dies and am amazed at the patterns they make...yours are the best though!
LoveMarg

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful in its simplicity, love it.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Yay! My favourite colour card, I love the contrast of the black against the teal. I keep forgetting about embossing with my dies it always looks so nice.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marion said...

Hi Sue this is more my kind of card simple lines not too fussy.love the colour too,hope you are enjoying your break.
Marion H

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Teal - you have simply made me an addict to this colour and together with white/black they make a wonderful combination. Today's card may be simple but it certainly makes an impact. I really must try the flower technique you have used. This is certainly a card put into my 'must do' box. I bought the 'Grand decorative labels 1' yesterday so am excited about that as this is the largest die I have ever bought.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - yes I love the teal card too and it is very expressive when used with black. Love the embossing detail and this is something I have just begun to do more of and really like the effect. YvonneMayxx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love teal myself.

Very elegant card. X

Gail said...

Yet another stunning card and could quite easily be used for a male if you replace the flowers xx luv the colour combo again xx GailT xx

Carol H said...

Super card and use of the lovely Radiant Rectangle dies.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the teal and it goes well with the black. Emma

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful in its simplicity. I love the teal card and the rectangles are on my wish list. A real stunner.
Love Jan x x

Ann said...

Lovely colours and great style as usual Sue

Christine linnett said...

Another stunning card x is there no end to your talents x I needed a birthday card today for my daughter x I went straight to your blog and found the perfect one x thanks sue x hugs x chris

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful colour and the rectangles are intricate. Lovely card
Audrey x

Anonymous said...

Great combination,colour, dies etc. Send us some sunshine and warm weather please Sue. Mabex

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Simply beautiful card today. SueL

Hanneke said...

I love teal too! The fake pearls look great and I love the flowers. Hugs, Hanneke

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue youve done it again i love this one. I thick these dies. Its a simple card but its still beautiful. And im loving the teal card. Take care xxx

Debs Artliff

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Like you I love your teal cards and this is another beautiful one
Hope you are enjoying time with Mum
Hugs
Carol xx

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

GM/EVENING Sue

Beautiful in its simplicity. love those flowers Sue x

gwen70 said...

Love the teal card, it has made a beauty

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Simple, elegant card. Beautiful colours and dies.

Hope you're enjoying you holiday.

Val in Spain xxx

Izzwizz said...

I have to say this is one of my favourite die sets and also one of my favourite colours, so what is there not to like? Fab card as always. Hope you're having a good time and are over your jet lag. Maddy x

Jayne S said...

Lovely card, in fact I have made a very similar card to this using these dies and colours.

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Wonderful colour and such a good sentiment set. I use it all the time. Hope you're having fun in the sun with your Mum! xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Teal at last. I was having withdrawal symptoms, it's so long without!! Lovely card of course. hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol Yates said...

Lovely card, love the teal and the flowers.
Carol.x

Erica said...

GM Sue,
Teal and black, well you just can't go wrong with these colours.
Erica x

Anne Crawford said...

Understated and beautifully done!

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Jean Z said...

Lovely card Sue nice colours Jean Z xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, such an elegant card, I love the teal card, must use more of it in my card making. Take care, Jess x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue, Teal and black are lovely, today's design is simple but very effective, and the flowers are super, something else for me to try. I'd really love to see a card made with the left over's!
love Jackie C XXX

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Love this card. It has a clean look with lots of texture & of course the colour is perfect.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Love todays card. The colour is really striking and one of my favourite colours too

I had to buy the Radiant Rectangle dies they are just so elegant

Sue xx

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

What a beautiful, elegant and simple card. I love the teal card, one of my favourite colours.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I just love the teal card and the black really makes it pop. I think it's great the way you utilise the left over bits too. It's such a beautiful card.
Hope you and your Mum and family are all enjoying your special time together.

Love Sheila xx

Margaret Lycett said...

Hi Sue
A lovely simple card today, beautiful colour.
Margaret L

Helen said...

Simply stunning. Love the colour xx

Maryann said...

Hi Sue, you´ve just made a gorgeous card here again, and the colors are stunning here. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - Another super card and very simply put together with your usual flair and ingenuity for the use of the dies.
Val c xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, A simple but effective card in the beautiful teal cardstock would be good for either female or male with a change of embellishments! Love it.
Hugs
Jean D

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the teal and black.

Clare x

weefortune said...

Hi Sue, Loving the Teal & Black.
Another Great Card. Tahnks Elaine xx

Kate's Cards said...

I like this it looks really simple and not too fussy, but when you really look it's quite intricate!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
I love this die the fine detail is amazing, your card is just beautiful - love all of it. Hope to have some me time later so will be trying to make this card.
Hope you are well. Brenda Lel

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I love Teal, so that's a bonus, and it always looks stunning with black :) Enjoy your day. xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
that is great. So simple but effective. Smashing colour scheme too. Brill.
Hope everything ok with your mum
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Helen VoG said...

A gorgeous card. Haven't tried the micro bead technique yet although the jar is sitting on my desk waiting to be used.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue love the colour x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, love the textures.

Uta said...

What a beautiful card! I love this blue tone.
Hugs, Uta

Anonymous said...

Delightful! Susan x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, I just got these dies too!!

Mol x

Sue C said...

Teal is my favourite colour......and what a beautiful card xx

Judy L. said...

WOW!!! This card is fantastic! I love the colour of cardstock you used and that Radiant Rectange set is to die for, a "must have" purchase for sure. Thank you for sharing your talent and look forward to your next posting. Judy

Janice said...

A very understated card for you Sue, but I like it. Janice x

Joanne2403 said...

I have these dies too and wouldn't think to use them in this way so thank you. As always a well balanced card and I can understand your love of teal too :) tfs

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Simple and elegant, happy to see teal back, I use it all the time, so glad I got these dies, they are beautiful.
The flowers are gorgeous.
Enjoy the quality time with your Mom.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue, I wouldn't say that this was a simple card, it is stunning. I've not used teal colour card before, but I will definitely be getting some now. The colour is beautiful. I love what you have done with the die and those flowers are brilliant. I learn new stuff from you everyday, thank you. Hope you have a great day, crafty hugs Debbie R xx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely, the colours are so dramatic and thanks again for the close-up shots, they really help to see all the details.

howdy said...

simple elegance. Thank you Sue.

Leanne said...

Lovely colours.

Ita said...

Hi Sue love this card ,and happy to see the teal back,and the flowers are fab.,this die has so much detail on it, can be used for many different cards.
Smiles
Ita

Diane Mortimer said...

Lovely

iggy said...

teal & micro beads.......yes you to a tee.....& why not..... lovely xx

foxyg said...

Lovely card Sue

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Love the design of this card and especially this set of dies have made some super cards with mine.
Margaret

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card, thank you.

Spellbinders on the tele not the same without you!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Lizzie Shakespeare said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love the colours.
I have these dies and i have worked them very hard LOL!
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

mell said...

Simple and stunning x

Laura O said...

another fab card ,love the teal card .Laura O

salem said...

love the colours

Phi said...

I can see why you like the teal card so much Sue. It shows off the dies beautifully. And those crushed ribbon flowers you made are gorgeous.

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Teal with black is a rich and dramatic colour combination which the simple design favours very well.
Sue

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A simple yet stunning card.

Diana

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Another stunner, i got these dies at Ali-Pali and they are lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Helen Barker said...

Love the colour combo.Simplistic but elegant.The flowers are great too.
Helen Bx

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous card Lovely colours & simple lines I think this is the set of rectangular dies I have I need to take a 2nd look at them!

Anonymous said...

As usual another beautiful card Sue especially the teal card.
God bless
JanNxx

torridgewomble said...

Ditto to all above comments, simple, beautiful colour!!
Barbara

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
It may be simple but none the less its beautiful. Have tried to buy these dies but everywhere I tried they are out of stock!!
Best wishes, Pat

cats said...

Lovely card,lovely colours.It may be simple but it is very effective....and I have those dies,guess what I'll be doing!? :))...Christine xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This card is simple yet beautiful !! I love the look of the Radient Rectangles. These dies are on my wish list. At present I am still playing with my new Adorning Squares set.
I really love the teal colour and I bought some recently so I will be playing with this too. I think it is such a beautiful colour. Your card is just gorgeous and I would like to make the same sort of card but with the plain and decorative edged labels eight instead. Happy crafting everyone love Tres x x x

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I love the teal colour which I managed to get, but not used yet. This card def looks achieveable, so I'd like to give it a try.
Hugs,
Trish x

Pearl said...

Another fab card Sue, well done!

Craftihappiness to you from Pearl

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, love this card. I use the teal and black together a lot it looks so clean, crisp and elegant.
I love this die too.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

lynda said...

Hi Sue lovely card I must get some of the teal card as it is so pretty and with the black it just stands out so elegant. The die set is lovely too.
Hugs Lynda xx

Michelle said...

Simply stylish, great card and suitable for men. Thanks Sue.

Hugs Michelle E xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great card Sue, love the teal card. More dies on my wish list.

Victoria said...

I couldn't log on before work this morning, so I've had to wait for my daily treat! Well worth the wait though. Lovely card.

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card and wil do for a mans card too. Simply, nice and different. Just done a card in teal too.

Love June
xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Great card today, love the look of it, really love how it's cut some pieces and embossed others. Hope you are having a great time. Love Sam xxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Fab card today. just love the colour. I just had to go and buy these dies, had been trying to resist the new dies you had been showing. Failed miserably today as I've just bought these and three others.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue
Love the simplicity of this design. Easy adaptable to use with other dies too.
Thanks Alison. X

nikkib said...

love the simple elegant design which would look fab in any colour combo, but I do like this one, seem to be drawn to darker card colour combos lately...

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card.
I got some teal card the lat time you were using it and I have these dies too so I can get busy creating with your inspiration.

Margaret O
xxx

melanie said...

Beautiful card simple but elegant .Melanie

Linda Simpson said...

Such beautiful colours and an elegant creation.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Hayley Johnson said...

Hi Sue, yet again you have made me re think how I use my dies. A simply beautiful card.
Hugs Hayley x

Fuchsia said...

How lovely !

Crafty Nanna said...

lovely vibrant card Sue, I love it, the teal card is just such a gorgeous shade

sam said...

hi, so pleased its a flat card today and not too fussy great for everyday cards to post, will be making this one, its so great your cards are varied, something for everyone.
x sam

magpie said...

Ooooo nice! Wonderful to see the teal card back Sue and what a beautiful card too. Just lovely! Hope you're having a great time! xx Love Karen xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue. Those little flowers are adorable!!!

Frances Lane said...

What a lovely colour against the black. Clean lines with this lovely die. Hugs Frances x

Lindsay Martin said...

Stunning and such a simple design, but plenty going on, lovely as usual Sue, x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Like your teal card today it looks simple but elegant and yes it's been a while sinse your last teal offering
I also like the way that you have started to put the items you used in bold I find it a lot easier to follow thank you

Take care
Theresa xx

Nurse Nelly said...

Hi Gorgeous Sue and gorgeous bloggers
Oh what a fresh and vibrant card, I used to have hair this kind of blue. Teal and black were made for each other. The Radiant Rectangles are so elegant, who would have thought that cutting out such intricate designs could be this easy, Sue, you and Spellbinders make us all look really talented, thank you.
Hope you and family are having a good time. Thanks for sunshine love Danella xxx

Janice K said...

A lovely colour combo. x

carol e said...

Hi Sue love the card but teal not my favourite colour.

Marianna Hammer said...

Lovely card. Beautiful colors :)

Anonymous said...

Hi sue. By eke another versitile card, tweeks here and there and you've got male and female thats what i like. Thank you. Love from christine c xx

Sue Parish said...

Lovely. Love teal and black and that's a super swirly sentiment, great with the beads.
Sue xx

DeCor said...

Every time I see the cards you make it becomes a favourite. This one certainly is. One of my Fav colours as well. Thanks

DeCor said...

Every time I see the cards you make it becomes a favourite. This one certainly is. One of my Fav colours as well. Thanks

Jane said...

Love today's card love teal card amazing.

Jane xx

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card

Vie

Aurora said...

Really cute card and easily converted to a more masculine style. Have a good day.
Dawn x

CandJCardsand Invitations said...

Simple and elegant x

Susan White said...

Love the simplicity of this card, and the fabulous teal colouration.

Thanks, Susan