Friday, 19 April 2013

Black And White Simplicity

 Hi bloggers!  Black and white simplicity for today.  I started by embossing the background on the upper half of this card using the Floral embossing folder by Creative Expressions.  I cut a piece of white card for the bottom half, then wrapped some frilly edged ribbon around the bottom and taped the ends to the back.  I tied a double bow and topped it with a large black and white cameo.  I used both the scalloped borders and the bracket border die set to create this unique border.  I had previously used my scalloped border die to cut a piece of black card and the pieces were still in the border die.  That gave me an idea so I thought I would try it.  I put a little Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the back of all the waste pieces that were still in the die.  Next I place my white card over the die and cut and embossed it.  I removed the die cut by pushing it out from the front of the die.  Every piece that was left in the die adhered to the same spot in the white border, giving me a unique look.  They did not cut out because I had not cleaned out the die before using it.  I cut the top of the border with the bracket border cutting edge.  I stamped my Vine Scroll stamp in back on white card.  I covered it with a sticky self adhesive sheet and used Labels 30 to cut out the shape.  I peeled off the backing paper and micro beaded over the stamped image.  I stamped my sentiment on white card then cut it out with the Opulent Oval die.  I added a double layer of white card and pierced the inner layer.  A simple, elegant card for someone so special (as the sentiment says!)  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x







188 comments:

Pam said...

Classically elegant and the cameo enhances the bow beautifully.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love it! Love the border dies, I forgot to buy them, must get hold of them soon! Love Jean xxxx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and love the idea with the border die-those great ideas just keep coming-thank you.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue what a elegant card i love it. I love black and white cards I have these stamps and dies so i think i will be having ago at this one. You are such a inspiration to me. Take care Sue xx

Debs Artliff

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a wonderful card, I am very partial to the black and white combination... Cheers

CraftyAnn said...

I like this card and I love black and white but for me I think there is abit to much black. Your stamps are fantastic, I have four at the moment, this being one of them, but hoping to add to the collection at the end of the month.

Take care.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,
A very classy card the simplicity of black and white always appeals, and always stands out of the crowd.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Michelle said...

Morning Sue, another wow card today and far from simple, it's stunning. I love the cameo, it definitely puts a finishing touch to the card.

Hugs, Michelle E xx

Eemeli said...

Fabulous. Simple and elegant.

Hugs, Eemeli

Beth Peake said...

how elegant again in monochrome. Cant beat it

luv n hugs

Beth xx

Heather said...

Hello Sue

What a really clever idea - waste not want not eh? I shall definitely have to give this a go.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Corinne said...

Hi Sue love it love it Soooo classy hugs Corinne

Marion Bull said...

So elegant in black and white and another brilliant idea from you.

Hugs Marion x

tracy w said...

Hi sue great card thanks Tracy w x

Lacelady said...

Pretty card Sue, I'd have to re read that bit about not cutting because you left the waste in though.

Went to Creative Craft show in Belfast yesterday, and treated myself to three of your A4 embossing folders. Looking forward to trying them out.

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, i am imaging this card in gold and cream or any other cobination would look gorgeous. I love all your creations and ofter try to replicate your cards.

Wilma x x x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - stunninng - such clever use of the die - it had never crossed my mind to do that - I thought you matted little black pieces behind each one.

Managed to get 3 of your embossing folders - the basket weave is to die for! my fave.

Currently trying to make 3 of your elegant labels 4 cards you demoed (the blue one) with the flowery stamp in teal, coral pink and lavender - it will be interesting to compare the different colours in the same design.
Rgs
Clare W

Anne Crawford said...

Love the idea of this card , think I would like to try in other colours , very clever to use the waste ,looks so effective .

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful, elegant and classy card. Brilliant idea with the border die. Bx

maxine said...

Morning Sue a stunning card, its so elegant. I love the idea with the border die x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I just love the card and the stunning cameo. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Maryann said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card here again today. And what a great idea to change the look with the leftover parts this way, and it really do look wonderful. You´re always sooo clever lady.
Have a wonderful week-end and lots of fun and hopefully some time for relaxing too this week.

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, a lovely elegant card. I love black and white as a colour combination. Have a great day. Sally x

Jackie Trinder said...

The card is gorgeous the cameo is so pretty. Jackie

Mary Gallivan said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card but somehow didn't have the usual 'wow' factor for me - sorry. That's OK though, you probably wouldn't like all the cards I make either, lol
Have a good day. Mary x

Rachel Taylor said...

Hi Sue
A lovely creation ! Your cards are so crisp , i do like black and white and the cameo finishes the card perfectly
Crafty hugs Rachel x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A lovely card, great idea with the border, the stamp is beautiful and the cameo just finishes it off. Just lovely.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

fame01 said...

Morning sue what a fab idea to do gosh you are so creative in what you do , n what a stunner of a card .I dont have the dies another must have lol, hugs sarah ,,xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love love love the way you have used the border dies here - another winner.
Beverley W

Phi said...

Lovely elegant card Sue. Love the black and white cameo.

Dawn Searle said...

Morning Sue, stunning card and I love the black and white. I received my border dies yesterday and have also got the cameos, so think I will be trying my hand and this card today, just beautiful.
Hugs, have a great day
Dawn S. xxx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Classic black and white. When I first used your lattice die I had the same effect with black and red. But it was an accident rather than by design. Very effective though. Xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love the black and white . You do go the whole mile to make your card different. Just love it
Audrey x

barbiepinkfairy said...

simply stunning

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today, although not my favourite. I think the idea to use the waste is very clever.

Victoria said...

I think I understand how you did the border, looks very effective. The cameo is beautiful and so elegant.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
never in a month of Sundays would I have thought of using the waste pieces in this way. It is most effective!
Love the simplicity of the card and, of course, the "colours".
Have a good day
Hugs, Rose

sheila said...

So elegant love the cameo and bow must buy the border dies. x

sheila said...

So elegant I love the black and white. Must get the border dies.xx

Coral said...

You never disappoint! I am trying to make variations of your samples with the things I have already, your inspiration is the key ingredient. I don't know how you do it.

kimberley said...

Another lovely card from you Sue and what a clever idea with your scraps that were still in your border die-must try this with some of the ones i have from before,take care,x.

SerenePolly said...

A gorgeous card Sue. The border dies have now arrived so this one will be tried over the weekend!

Christine
x

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card Sue, black and white is so elegant. Love the cameo which reminded me of an old spellbinders cameo die that I have, must dig it out and see what I can do with it. Thanks for all the great ideas you give us. x

nuttinanni said...

such a pretty card. getting more and more in tune with monochrome cards. cherylx

Vick said...

I just love it when you do the B&W cards Sue, they always look so classy, and this is no exception, hugs hun, Vick xx
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Christine Harrop said...

A very elegant card Sue, and I love the cameo. Christine xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, What a cleaver idea, I certainly wouldn't have thought of that, and a great side for getting out all those little bits instead of poking around with a poky tool. Love the cameo, it finishes it off beautifully. Hope you have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

maxine h said...

Another lovely card today Sue, I do love black and white, I think it always looks classy and elegant and is always my "safe" option to go to when I have creative block (which is often lol) so then I get out some black and white card stock, take a look at your blog for some inspiration, and away I go lol.
Big hugs
Maxine xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
What a brilliant idea about using the waste you keep coming up with new ideas. Gorgeous card today black and white always looks so elegant.
Hugs x
Heather

Izzwizz said...

Omg, what a fabulous idea! LOVE the dotty effect on the border diecut. Well done Sue yet again!,! Had a fabby day at the craft fair yesterday and I am now knackered and purse is a lot lighter. Is it bad that I was browsing in Sam pooles shop after I got home last night lol! Maddy x

mell said...

So love it black my most favourite colour brilliant sue xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another great idea, how do you keep coming up with them, wish I had your inspiration.
Lovely card very elegant.
Lydia
X

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful card, love your use of waste.

Donna Jones

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
So elegant and classic - I love black/white and would never never have thought of leaving 'bits' in the die - will definitely be trying that one out. Have just received some cameos so have now a small but beautiful stash of cameos etc and still working my way through my Mum's button box.
Janet x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Not so sure about this card. Like black and white, love the different elements. Think I personally would like the black embossing broken with a little colour. X

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue loving the cameo and bracket border dies. xx hazel

lainey said...

this is beautiful Sue!! lainey x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous elegant black and white card. I love the cameo they just finish the bow off nicely.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marion said...

Hi Sue not sure on this one ,but very cleverly done.
Marion H

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love it another one for the list of must try this!!
Might have a go using other colours, for me.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card Sue

Julie M said...

Yet another stunning card x

Laura O said...

lovely again,as usual.Beautiful border die.Laura O

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, another beauty in black and white! Stunnig, Carole Z X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Tres elegance

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely monochrome card, love the effect of the border, very pretty xx

Sandra said...

Oh Sue, I love,love,love it!!!!
Black and white cards are just fabulous!
So elegant, those new border dies are brilliant.
I am still waiting for my embossing folders from your Pod show last week 10 days and still no sign :(
I expect you are busy packing , have a great trip x
Crafty hugs,
Sandra xx

Theresa said...

What a great idea with the dies. will be trying this one. Love the cameo, the card is very stylish. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, stunning card . Love the border dies and the cameo . Lol Lynne M x x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Very classy card. Love the cameo and one of my favourite black and whites.

Val in spain xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

So elegant is this card ,just beautiful

Elaine H X

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the black/white combo. Love the cameo too. (I am still waiting for the embossing folders to be dispatched from C & C that I ordered a week ago last Tuesday eve -9th April! Not impressed with them at all!) Take care.

Anonymous said...

Sue - just where do you get your ideas from!! What a clever use of the dies. It's such a stunning card. Like Mrs B above, I too am waiting for my embossing folders which I ordered on your 9pm show. Hopefully they will be here soon as I can't wait to use them. YvonneMayxx

snowqueen62 said...

Such a lovely classic card. I like the black & white combination. I don't have these border dies so they are now on my wish list.
Sue x

gwen70 said...

not sure about this one Sue, think its too much black, really love the bow and the cameo

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a stunning beautiful card, love the black and white, and especially the cameo. Just waiting for the borders to arrive
Hugs
Carol x

HiggiSue said...

Elegance ......just lovely.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I hope you are over the Demo's of the last month and ready for a break in the US!
I like this card, but not really in love with the shape of the stamp...to angular...so maybe for a male card.
Have a safe trip Sue!

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Really love this card. Have ordered the edging die but it still hasn't come. Oh C&C!!! Its so frustrating, I want them NOW. All crafters will know what I mean.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Annie said...

GM Sue, you are making those borders into beautiful features, not just borders. I is a lovely card.
Hugs
Annie

Jan Ltc said...

Simply elegant card Sue xx Jan

hotpotato said...

Gorgeous card. I bought this stamp last week on your stand at AP and I now ave the dies too.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card yet again and I love the finishing touch of the cameo. SueL

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Classic and opulent came straight to my mind, it is beautiful . I love black and white it is so striking. Another beauty.
Have a great week end.
Love Jan x x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, Gorgeous card and love the cameo. Emma

Ali B said...

Hi Sue
A classic. black and white card simply stunning.
Alison x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, very elegant.

Clare x

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Another stunningly elegant card.

Just love it.

Diana

Sandybee said...

Very sophisticated looking card today Sue, love the cameo

xx Sandra

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, todays cards is so elegant. You never cease to amaze us what you can do with the leftovers. Have a fab day. Kind regards Joanne K x

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Morning Sue, As you said this card is so elegant, just stunning. What a clever idea, leaving some waste in your die to give a completely different look, I'll definitely have to give that a go. I've ordered some of the crushed ribbon, could not sit on my hands any longer. Hope my bows will look as stunning as yours, loving the cameo it's the cherry on the cake. Perfect colour combination, black and white, but could use numerous colours together. Have a great day crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very classy and elegant today, black and white look to good together, another stunner, take care, Jess x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another stunner still
love black and white and I have the
cameos not used them yet as it has all been
mens cards recently but I think thats
the last for a while so must get back
to girly ones again.
nancyd xx

Carol H said...

Hi Sue, A lovely elegant card. Love the black/white. The border looks great, I will give that a try.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Alice G said...

I love the classic elegance of this design & as always your clever idea of thinking outside the box with the cut its is ingenious & I suspect if I had the card in my hand it would be glorious but in the pic I think the black is a bit stark or something. Though I do love the layout.

Hugs
Alice xx

Carol H said...

gorgeous card, the cameo really finishes it.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love how you have done this card, loving the black waste atop the white border die-cut, how stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Heavens, Sue, another cracking idea. Often poke waste out of dies and save it (use it?? no, not often) so will definitely leave the bits in and see what transpires.
A great card, again. Love black and white. Have a 'relax' before your trip out on Monday.

'P' in Wales

cats said...

Good morning Sue,as others have said,a very elegant card,this is my next favourite after white on white and I love the cameos.....Christine xx

Helen said...

Love this very elegant card. Great tip for the waste bits in the die. Might have to try that xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, the way you have used the leftover bits is amazing, would never have thought of that. Black and white is so classy, love the borders and the cameo.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Janice said...

Beautiful card Sue. Janice xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, I love the cameo!

Mol x

Uta said...

Wow, this card is so beautiful. I love the black and white combination.
Hugs, Uta

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue Love this card next to white on white i would say B&W is another of my favourite's! Well my A4 embossing folders have arrived not had time to play with them yet but hoping to have a try this weekend! I'm quite sorry i didn't get the curved border dies but hey there's always another day! LOL Have a good day Hugs Sonia x

salem said...

fab card

Lindsay Martin said...

Gorgeous, just like yesterdays, these dies look like they are a must have.... loving the colours.
xx

Nurse Nelly said...

Morning gorgeous Sue and of course gorgeous bloggers. Love todays design. Monochrome cards are classy and suitable for both sexes. Sue-you must have an ideas factory situated in your brain,how do you do it day after day? Beyond me. Anyway thanks for everything. Lots of love,Danella xxxo

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Once again another fantastic card. I just love the border dies, and just another way of using them like yesterday's card. How do you keep these fantastic ideas coming.

Maggie said...

Who but Sue Wilson would think of gluing the waste onto a border. Totally inspirational and very classy. xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, great idea to glue the waste pieces on to the next die-cut. What a classy card!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Fuchsia said...

The little flower on the bow is stunning Sue .
I have finally given in and ordered some of that gorgeous ribbon

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue , love black and white so beautiful and thank you for ideas love Jean Z xx

ellyscard creatief said...

I love the flower on your card.
Gr Elly

Oksana said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Love the edge die!x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Sue, oh my! Such an elegant card!
As others have said only you could find a freat way to use the left overs! Lol! It's wonderfully clever. The flower cameo really finishes it off too.

Love Sheila xx

Hellma said...

So elegant in black and white and another brilliant idea from you.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Sorry Sue that should have read 'great way' and not 'freat way'....my fingers have a mind of their own this morning! Lol!

Love Sheila xx

Helen Barker said...

Thanks for the inspiration.The cameo gives a special touch to an already lovely card.
Helen Bx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Simple elegant unique and best of all black and white! Off to the creative craft show in Belfast tomorrow, hoping to buy lots of spellbinders dies
Best wishes, Pat

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
Love the monochrome look and this is very smart indeed. The cameo is lovely and your experiment with the bits left in the die was inspired! I guess this would work with many other dies too. Definitely worth a try just for the heck of it.
Sue

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What an elegant card I just love the cameo but would have preferred to have the background white, sorry but I am not a fan of black.
Margaret

KathR said...

Good Morning Sue, from a beautiful Sunny Scotland..
Theres not much I can say about this card that hasn't already been said!..
It's so STUNNING, such clean lines, and the monochrome look makes it all the more stylish...love it, love it, love it!
hugz Kath...xx...

magpie said...

My words exactly Pam and Debs, elegant. This is beautiful Sue. I'm loving the cameo brooch embellishment! Love how you are using the border dies too. I don't have these one's but I have others of Spellbinders. Will get my thinking cap (!) on later today in using them this way. "Thank you" Sue for your inspiration. My prize has arrived this morning and they are wonderful! Thank you! xx Love Karen xx

Glass Daisy said...

A beautiful, elegant sophisticated card Sue.
Sonia x

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Lovely. The cameo just finishes it off, but the idea with the border die is so elegant, Would look lovely in wedge wood blue and white as well.
Love Jackie C XXX

Helen VoG said...

Gorgeous card this morning. Can be made in any colour way but my choice would be black and white.

iggy said...

very striking.......will be nice in other colour ways too.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and I do like the cameo. Some of your embossing folders and the gilding wax I bought arrived today, not from C&C. Love them so off to play. No one warned me that the gilding wax smelt of furniture polish. lol

cmu said...

Great card - the opulent oval works really well for the sentiment.

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
This is a beautifully elegant card, I really do like it lots. TFS. I must try nto get me some of those fab cameos- they finish the card off so well.
Hugs,
Trish x

Meg said...

Hi Sue,

It's a tale of two halves today for me. I love from the bracket border down but think the large amount of black is too dominant.

Will have to try this layout with another colour.


Margaret O
xxx

Ita said...

Hi Sue another fantastic card I love black and white and what a great idea using the leftovers ,in the die,and the cameo is to die for ,your embossing folders arrived have just arrived,and yerstday my prize from C.E.arrived the project books are fantastic,so I am going to be busy trying to make Sue Wilson,and Julia Watts cards.
Smiles
Ita

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, what you have done with the border dies is beautiful and love black and white, very classic. Have a great weekend.

Love June
xxx

Crafty Nanna said...

beautiful card Sue and I love the detailing of the black on to the white border. I really must have a go at trying some more white on white and black on white as you have definitely inspired me to have a go. I love Mauve and lilac so might try that combo too!

Have a great day
Hugs

Jill Liddle said...

Another stunner.

hazel said...

Good Morning Sue
Stunning and very Elegant card.Love the Cameo it finishes the Bow off Beautifully.. Have just received your hearts A4 embossing folders they are even more beautiful that i thought.The TV does not do them justice..Have a lovely day Take care..Hazel G

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue what a lovely card and what you did with the border die is amazing and I would never have thought of it, will definitely be giving it a go. Black and white always looks so elegant but I can see this done in many other colourways too love Lesley x

Hanneke said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the cameo and elegant look. Hugs, Hanneke

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card for today. I like your black and white colour combo. the only dies I am not to keen on are the opulent oval dies. I don't really like the design of the edges. The other one I am not keen on are the labels 30 to. I would make this card with other dies instead. Sorry !! I think your idea of using the waste pieces is brilliant and I don't know how you do it !! The bow and the cameo are great. I bought some cameos at Alley Palley to play with. I love your soft gold card and I love the card you made using black white and gold. (I think.) Happy crafting love Tres x x x

foxyg said...

I love black and white. Gorgeous.

Julie-Anne said...

hello Sue,
i really like the cameo on the bow, looks beautiful, not sure about the layout, sorry, i think it has some thing missing on the top of the card, love the bottom half, colors etc, only a personal opinion.some thing needs adding to the stamp area.

hope you have the sun we have in the south, can feel a walk along the seafront, and a cheeky ice cream with Mr charlie my grandson

crafty hugs Julie-Ann x

Susan White said...

Such an elegant and sophisticated card Sue!! Love the border effect and the cameo makes the card look a million dollars.

Susan

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Stunning as always! I love the idea of using the waste bits like this. You never cease to amaze me with your fab ideas. Have a great weekend..xxx

Gail said...

Hi Sue, I normally like black and white cards but I'm not sure about this one, don't think it's for me - sorry.
Gail Cx

brenda said...

Hi Sue, you always seem to think out of the box, I would never have imagined using the waste this way, it looks gorgeous. Love the whole effect x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

nannapat said...

Those border dies are just lovely and your card is too.The cameos are so pretty, I really must get some. Pat x

howdy said...

love the borders and the cameo - so elegant.

melanie said...

Stunning card and could be done in any colours thanks for sharing I got the scalloped borders yeaterday from my local stockist so may have to try this one .Melanie

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the clean and simple lines of this card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Cannot go wrong with black and white. Susan x

Craftychris said...

I love black and white - always looks so classy! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A really elegant card - one of the nice things about the design is it would work well with any colour combo. Love it!
Brenda Lel

Jacquie said...

Another stunning card Sue, simplicity in itself.

Love Jacquie J xxx

Mobile Fingerprinting said...

your artical is really attractive i like it

lynda said...

Hi Sue this card is so elegant I do like the black and white colour combo, and the cameo looks lovely on the white bow. The more I see these border dies the more I want them i tried to get them at Ally pally but didn't find any.
Hugs Lynda xx

Jane said...

I love today card, Black and white fab.

Jane xx

CraftyJo said...

Loving the black and white :)

nikkib said...

simple and elegant, cant go wrong... I see there is a spellbinders 4 day deal next week, will we be seeing you on our screen again? loving the inspiration your blog gives Sue... x

Cee Bee said...

HHi Se, love this card for its simplicity. Have moved house and just got my wifi and ohone back have missed you fir the last few days.

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Gail said...

Yet another idea to try xx you are so generous with your inspiration xx GailT xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, A black and White stunning card so elegant , the cameo adds the finishing touch. Fabulous!!
Hugs
Jean D

Sue C said...

Love black and white, very elegant xx

Janice K said...

A beautiful card and such a brilliant idea to use the black waste card in the border die to adhere to the white, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful ideas Sue. Thank you for the great inspiration. x

Pauline A said...

loving the cameo embellishment. Black and white is so sophisticated. i have this stamp so will be using it over the weekend. Hugs xx
Pauline A

Hayley Johnson said...

Hey Sue, another lovely card and a great use of the border dies. I love the black and white; its really sophisticated!
Looking forward to a crafty weekend.
Crafty hugs
Hayley x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - What can I say but Stunning absolutely stunning card with your usual ingenious way of using everything to it's full potential - I don't know how you keep coming up with all your ideas.
Val C xx

Pearl said...

What a lovely card Sue and the idea you had for using the waste pieces is brilliant and I must try it. I've used waste pieces before but laboriously picked them out and stuck them into the newly cut die -took ages, so the glue idea sounds so much quicker.

Craftyhappiness to you, from Pearl

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Card Sue!!!

I love the black and white and those cameo's are just gorgeous.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card, I absolutely love the border dies. You can never go wrong with black and white, fab.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Linda Simpson said...

Evening Sue, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Another gorgeous card and love the cameo.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Marianna Hammer said...

A very elegant card. Love it :)

Anonymous said...

Hi sue,black and white are my favourite colours for cards and i thought that the waste you left in the die was very clever and crafty aswell. A very good tip thank you. Have a nice weekend love from christine c xx

carol e said...

Hi Sue very clever way of using the die waste. Lovely card as always

Sue Parish said...

Gorgeous card - love the cameo too,
Sue xx

sam said...

hi. great card have made a version of it tonight, gold and cream, but a few of my bits did fall out so had to glue them in after, might try not embossing next time, great idea and think this could become a regular design,had not used the borders much till now, must have a go at yesterdays too, thanks for the inspiration, xxx sam

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card very classic in style I think a different embossing folder cud be used & turn it into a card for a man Minus the bow of course!

Carole said...

Fab card Sue. I have these dies and what a great idea with the waste. Thanks for sharing x

Joanne2403 said...

Very Classic card, stunning to look at at, like the faux stitch effect if you can call it that, pops the detail very well, tfs JoJo

Still waiting on my borders dies to arrive :( lol

Leanne said...

Awesome! Love that cameo.

Pearl said...

Beautiful card and I love the cameo!
Pearl x

Vie Carter said...

Great card, would love to see it in pascal shades as well, would suit this style too

Love the two border dies that you used

Vie
x

SUZYD said...

GORGEOUS CARD,SO ELEGANT.SUZYD X

Diane Mortimer said...

This is gorgeous, i really like that the embossing folder looks great on any colour, glad i have mine :-)
Diane from Glasgow

PattiD said...

Wow, sooo feminine...Love it!

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I love this card as I'm a black and white girl when making cards and dressing...I think it's because I play piano and teach music...we see a lot of those colors everyday and I love them...this could also be used for men's cards but use some metal trinkets instead of ribbon and change the sentiment.

Thanks Sue.

Deborah.H :)

Christine linnett said...

My favourite combination x black and white x beautiful x would suit any occasion x thanks for sharing x Chris