Thursday, 23 May 2013

Curvy Wurvy!

 Hi bloggers!  Today's card was an exercise in "what if."  I just asked myself what if I cut a whole card of these borders, what would it look like?  You know what, I rather like it!  These Curved Borders are rather funky so I think it works since it gives the card an overall funky feel to it as well.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and used two of the decorative inserts from the Curved Border set.  I alternated them starting and ending on the same one and adding the cutting edge in as well on the top and bottom.  I find that it is easy to keep the spacing if you move the bottom die up so it is touching the second die, then tape it into place and move the second die above the taped die (I do hope that makes sense).  By placing the dies so that they touch each time, it gives you an even spaced result.  Next I placed a piece of red card behind this piece for spacing and lined up my edge die on it so it showed out from behind the white cut piece.  I did top and bottom this way so it was also evenly spaced.  I mounted these two pieces together then added foam mounting pieces to raise it for dimension.  I tied a piece of red frilly edged ribbon around the left side of my card piece before attaching it to my double mat of white card.  I tied a double bow and added it with glue dots and finished my bow with a pearl embellishment and pearl stick pins. I stamped my sentiment with a black archival ink pad and cut it out with one of the tags from the Charmed, I'm Sure die set.  I inked it while still in the die with Fired Brick Distress ink and tucked the end under the pearl embellishment on my bow. I only pierced the top and bottom of my back mats but I added three white flat back pearls to the top and bottom area left open by the curve to finish my card.  The beauty of this type of card is that it will work in any colour, for any occasions and it is rather quick to do as well!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






172 comments:

Pam said...

great card, so cheerful.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a great card i only used these dies yesterday as a border. I would never have thought of doing a full card. So i think i will be having ago at this today. Take care sue xxxx

Debs A

Jean Deane said...

Morning sue, great card very different , love it
Hugs
Jean D

Vick said...

WOAH!!!! Bit dizzy here, but hey I LURVE!!!! this card Sue, it really appeals to me, I really think it's great....who'd of thought of adding a border so many times as the whole card? only Sue Wilson, and we all love her for it!! Hugs darling, Vick xxx
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jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I loved this card when I saw it on C&C. The red and white looks stunning together.
Julia had some great shows yesterday, she certainly needed some stamina to do all those shows!

Love Jean xxx

Rachel Taylor said...

I saw this on create and craft and think its stunning ! One of my favourites !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I think you have reached Funky, but it is also very bold and fun, isnt it just great fun to play. Nice job!

Anne Crawford said...

Very clever ,looks almost like a sheet of music!

Corinne said...

what a great Funky card hugs Corinne

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Love the colours, style, the border die can you guess I love today's card?
Hugs x
Heather T

Cee Bee said...

Love it love it love it. What more can I say. Another triumph Sue
hugs n stuff
Carol B

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Oh wow! What a fantastic card, love the shade of red with the coconut white.
Gail Cx

jacqui said...

Really like this , the fist look reminded me of music, not sure why .but it looks great.

Eemeli said...

Wow! I thought immediately Christmas when I saw this card. Very beautiful.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, what a beauty, love this effect and you can use any colour behind it. What a clever lady, thank you for sharing.

Wilma x x x

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Wow what a great idea your so clever as you say would suit any colour and for many occasions really like this one.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Hellma said...

Love your card, the red is great.

tracy w said...
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Rose in Chester said...

This card sings to me - absolutely stunning ! I keep thinking that it's notes for a beautiful song.
Hugs, Rose

tracy w said...

Hi sue
You have done it again a stunning card love the die and what you have done with it going to try this one out in pink thank you for the idea Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - gorgeous - reminds me of a page in a book -
Rgs
Clare W

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a fantastic idea, and in one of my favourite colour combos. I think I needs these dies as well :-) Keep the inspiration coming. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a refreshing card to look at! The colours are wonderful and so fresh. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely love this card - the colours look great together and really show off the dies a treat. As you say it would look great in any colour combination and a nice one for a man as well I think. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, great card n different. Love the way you have used the borders. Would be lovely as a Chritmas card.

Love June
xx

Nanny Jo said...

STUNNING!! A real WOW card, Sue.. x

Maryann said...

This is so gorgeous Sue, I really love this card, and the red and white looks fantastic too. I really sometimes wonder, if you ever run out of ideas?? ha ha ha. Stunning work as usual hun.
Have a wonderful day.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Just stunning love this design.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is just stunning. I never would have thought of using borders like that. Thank you for the inspiration. Love Jackie

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love it.
Oh! Think of all the colour combinations you could do using this idea.
Have a great day

Patricia. xxxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love, love, love it.
Oh! Think of all the colour combinations you could do using this idea.
Have a great day

Patricia. xxxx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Just love this card, definitely a WOW card, loved it when you showed it on CC, so striking.
Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Maria said...

fantastic card Sue , love the colours XX

maxine said...

This is stunning Sue I love how you've used the border dies x

Jane said...

So different love it will have a go with this one.


Jane xx

Anonymous said...

This is a brilliant idea, my first thoughts were sheet music, very cleaver. Best wishes Edwina

lainey said...

that look so different Sue. lainey x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

A very nice card { how do these ideas come to you ? } love the red too and of course your bow adds the finishing touch

Elaine H X

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Very clever indeed . Hat a good result to "what if" xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
This is gorgeous. Love the red and white but as you say would look good in any colour combination. I don't know how you manage to keep coming up with all these fabulous ideas, but I am so glad that you do! Thank you for all the inspiration. Will have to give this a go. Wonder what it would be like using the bracket dies? Might have to have a go!

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what a fantastic stunning card love it xx

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue. Strange card but I really like it. Obviously these border dies are very versatile. Hugs Sonia x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card, the curves certainly add a different dimension to it. Will have to give it a go!!!
Alison x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
What a great card, it is a statement card Love it !!
The colours are great
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, what an amazing card, it looks very 3D. As you say would look great in any colour.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

SUEperb says it all. Thanks Sue...Mabex

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great idea, beautifully executed.
Donna Jones

nannapat said...

Fab card Sue - very modern. Wouldn't it be great for guys in browns/greens or similar? Thanks for the idea, now all I need are the dies! Pat x

Victoria said...

I rather like it too!! You say it's quick to do, but it looks so intricate. Stunning effect and the red/white combo shows if off perfectly. Great idea Sue. xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Your contemporary card today reminds me of a beautiful music score with the way it flows over the card. Because of the borders i think they look like shorthand as well so would be a cracker of a card to give to a secretary who was retiring from her job. Oh the endless possibilities of these wonderful dies.
Bye for now
take care
love and crafty hugs
Norah x

Lacelady said...

I love your 'what ifs'! I wonder if you ever make a duff card, I doubt it somehow.

Domino said...

I love this card. You've inspired me to use these dies today. Thanks

fame01 said...

Morning sue wow what a stunning idea brill i love it a loads . oh no!! another set i aft to have lol..hugs sarah..xx

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card! I must try it.
Best wishes
Anne O

Annie said...

Oh Sue - I have run out of words to describe your brilliance! It is a really fabulous card today, your talent has no limits!
Hugs
Annie
(anniecp)

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the red and white theme. Think this card would look great with a rainbow coloured background to it too or any colour for that matter. xx hazel

karenlotty said...

Love it Yet again something to add to my need list!

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A bright cheerful card, a very different way to use these curved dies.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Looks like a crazy sheet of music to me too, Sue. Bright and bold and above all, fun!

'P' in Wales

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love it!
Will need to try out with the brackets.
Fabulous! X

kimberley said...

Saw this on one of your shows and thought it was very effective-clean and bright and as you say any colour combo would work with any sentiment,take care,x.

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Oh what a different gift today - I love these wavy dies as they do have the 'wow' factor especially when put together.
The format reminds me very much of a Brittany flag and will certainly be doing one in black/white for my friends in Brittany. so it goes without saying anymore that I really like today's gift.
It's dull, cold and raining here so I hope you are faring much better over the pond.
Janet x

Heather Rogers said...

Oh! My Goodness! I am stunned! Today's card is fabulous Sue the effect is incredible. It really makes you feel that it is moving.It reminds me of the sea and the waves.

I would think if you raised up just on the left side top to bottom as well as where the swell goes up top to bottom and then fastened the edge of the right hand side to the card along the edge the effect would be even greater!!

At first I thought that was what you had done. Not sure if it would work as I don't have this die. If I get it I will try :) Like you Sue, I love experimenting.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Heather's Happenings heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

Tracie Carmody said...

Beautilicious xx

snowqueen62 said...

Love this card it makes a great impact. Very effective. I don't have these border dies but will try the effect with the edgabilities that I have got.
Hugs Sue x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card great idea using borders this way, will have to give this a try with the ones I have. Take care Jess x

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
WOW!!!
Stunningly beautiful!!
Gorgeous, vibrant colour combo!
The border dies are MUST HAVEs, they are beautiful, and even more so when you show us what can be done with them. As usual your ribbon/ bow is gorgeous...love it all!
Thanks for sharing
Have a great day
Lara xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. What a wonderful idea. You are so clever. Beautiful card.

Lovee Val in Spain xxx

ShirleyT said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card such a great idea.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, absolutely beautiful
I think this is
the one you showed on C&C I got these borders
but couldn't remember how you had done this
one so must get going and try it I really
like the red you have used but as you said it would great in any
colour.
Nancyd xx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
These borders are lovely!
Nice if they were in musical notes...now that's a thought for a designer!
love the colour too.
LoveMarg

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
At first glance I thought of a sheet if music, and the card seemed to dance. It is really beautiful and so clever, you are genius at finding all these different ways if using the dies, I wish I had half your talent.
Love Jan x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love these curves, reminds me of a sheet if music, fab card

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, What a great idea and a brilliant card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Cornish Emma said...

MOrning Sue, gorgeous card and use of the borders, gives a lovely effect. Emma

gwen70 said...

Really bright colourful card to cheer us up today on this grey morning, Thanks Sue

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I thought music too. I keep saying I just love any cards with red on them but this is, if you don't mind me saying, is a very simple idea, which only you could have thought of. Thanks for all your hard work. SueL

Anonymous said...

Great card Sue. Love it.

Phil D

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great idea for a lovely card. It is funky but also pretty.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Thought this card was very clever when I saw it on C&C and I have those dies so cut out the borders in the same way, but still haven't made a card with it lol...

Sue xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Wonderful card this morning.....your title made me smile as when I first saw it (without my glasses!) I thought it said Curly Wurly....this was a long strip of toffee which used to be an ad on TV and Terry Scott (an old English comedian was in it)...and they were so yummy!before your time over here! LOl!
Anyway I love what you have done with the border dies and the colour is gorgeous.

Love Sheila xx

Jean Z said...

Love the card Sue so colorful and different love Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Great card. must get my borders out and use them!

Mol x

hollyberry said...

I love this card.So clever using the repeating borders and the colours zing-wonderful.

Izzwizz said...

Love this, it's so different. I think it looks quite Scandinavian, could make for a fun Christmas card. Hope you had a good trip Sue. Maddy x

Clare said...

Great card, love the design you've made with the borders.

Clare x

Hanneke said...

Great result of your experiment! Hugs, Hanneke

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Sue this is beautiful and definitely funky great design as always
Jacki xx

Bosquie said...

What a clever use of the dies. On first sight it reminded me of a flag, blowing in the breeze! Hey ho, but a lovely card with a lot of movement XX

Jacquie said...

Stunning card Sue, really different.
Love the colours too

Love & Hugs Jacquie J xxx

Rosie said...

Really great and so different. Thank you.

Christine Hussey said...

Wow what an unusual style and the colour combinations are endless. Love it! Hugs Christine H xx

Jackie Calvert said...

As a study in "what if", this is fantastic, I love this card. the colours, the flow it's really good.
Wish my "what if"s were half as successful.
Love from Jackie C XXX

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW, WOW, WOW !! What an amazing card today !! I think it is absolutely fantastic !! I love the bracket borders and the scallop borders but I was not so keen on the curvy border because I could not really see a use for it. How wrong was I !! I really love the red and white colour combo too. The silky red bow and embellishments finish the card perfectly. Another great card for a man to. (Probably without the bow.) Lots of love Tres x x x

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue x

utilitygirl said...

HI Sue
Another great card, love the colours and the borders are great, another thing for my wish list!!

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. What a great funky card. My first thought was music, the same as several others. I love it, you are so clever. Take care.

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful love the bow

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Oh goodness this is so beautiful, and lends itself to all sorts of colour combinations too
Margaret

raineysheep said...

What an unusual card ! Stunning !
Thanks again for the inspiration
Raineysheep

Donna Lee said...

Different but love it

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Very different card. Love the use of the borders.
Audrey x

Kate's Cards said...

Very different. Could adapt to many occasions.

Vie Carter said...

fabulous layout and colour combo

wonderful, my sort of card

Vie
x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

A really eye catching card, it would certainly stand out on any ones mantlepiece. Love the bows and beads. I agree with the other ladies and also thought it was a sheet of music. It's lovely. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Janice Wallace said...

mmmm. love this one. It's so different.

CraftyJo said...

Wow! Talk about eye-catching! It's fab. :)

weefortune said...

Loving the red, very bold but I Like.
Thanks for another great idea!!

Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
It's very unusual. It makes me think of a flag.
Veronique

TOB said...

This card is just lovely. Great colour combo, flows beautifully.lovely ribbon. hugs xxx

Joanne2403 said...

Extremely pretty, very eye catching and although they aren't actual musical notes on the dies for some reason it does remind me of a musical score, love it, tfs x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW what a fabulous card, love the colours and bow. I have the Curved borders and would never have thought to use them like this, the flow on this card is wonderful. Thank you for your daily inspiration.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Janice said...

What a brilliant idea Sue, a stunning card. Janice xx

CaronP28 said...

Hello Sue. Wow this card is so different and striking. It reminded me of a flag. xx

TDQ Karen said...

Absolutely love this card, such a clever design xx

TDQ Karen said...

Absolutely love this card, such a clever design xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, You have really given us a STUNNING card today, I love it - have played around with this die but not in this way ..... I feel the need to play coming on!
Thank you Sue for all your your inspiration, You are a real GEM.
Best wishes Brenda Lel x

greendragon said...

I like it too! What a pretty border and an inspirational use.

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
What a fabulous combination red and white are a super statement combo and the use of the borders really make a WOW factor. Love it..
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Gail said...

A truly funky and very unusual card xx luv the colours too xx GailTxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue WOW WOW this is stunning and the red and white is fantastic and different.This Die is going on to my long wish list.Hope you are enjoying yourself with your Mom
Smiles
Ita

Laura O said...

Great card as always,would work with any colour.Laura o

Jill Liddle said...

This is a lovely "different" card. Colours very bright and cheery.

Sandybee said...

Another great way to use the border dies. A very clever card Sue

xx Sandra

SusanP, Kent said...

Love the red and white. It's a beautiful result from a 'what if' moment. Now, 'what if' I owned one of these lovely borders?
Sue

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

WOW love the colours and style.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

lynn walker said...

a fantastic idea sue.some of the best things come out of "what ifs" and this is definately one of them!love it. lynn xx

Christine B. said...

A brilliant funky card and a great colour. Hugs x ChrisB

Meg said...

That's a really super card Sue.
I love the colourway you have used.

Margaret O
xxx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, what a great idea, so useful for many occasions. Red and white - stunning!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Susan White said...

Really bright card, and such a great idea to repeat the use of the borders - very effective.

Thanks Susan

hazel said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today. You let us see Dies in a whole new way , would never of thought on using them like this but it really works
such beauty in the card
Take care
Hazel G

Lori said...

Sue, You have created the most beautiful cards and even earned a folder for your posts in my e-mail, but I must say that in my opinion this is by far the best card you have ever made! I am so in love with it!! I just got these dies and have not had a chance to play with them. Oh boy! I just have to try this! Yup! Yup! Thank you bunches for all of your inspiration sweetheart!

Hugs Lori
stamper572000@yahoo.com
aka http://stampninklady.blogspot.com

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

I just love this card. So simple yet stunning.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Diana

Shirley said...

I looked at your card and thought it looked like a flag-perfect for Memorial Day. It's interesting to read about everyone's interpretation of the card. Another winner.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what an interesting way to use the borders - very different. A great look. Love Sam xxx

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue! Love it! Fab idea!Carole Z X

Lindsay Martin said...

Hi Sue, what a great idea for a stunning and fairly straight forward card, will be having a go at something similar as soon as I can.. thanks for the inspiration xx

iggy said...

mmmmmmmmm i dont have the curved dies BUT looks like i shall have to treat myself......lovely card too as per usual.

Trish said...

Hi Sue, a fab card, crisp and elegant.... love it lots. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x

salem said...

love these dies and colour ,had hail here all day !!!

Karen said...

Another stunning card

Luv
Karen xx

magpie said...

Oh "WOW" Sue! Love it!! How different and clever yet so stunning! Loving the two colours together but like you say any co-ordinating colour would do. The first vision in my head was a music sheet and the second one was a flag! It's Super Sue! (both you and the card!) xx Love Karen xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your curvy wurvy card, very different way to use the border dies.
Best wishes, Pat

Brakkers said...

Very striking card today Sue. I remember you explaining how to do this on Create and Craft and I was very impressed then! I don't have these dies but it really makes me think about usi g some of my dies in different ways.

Anne from Leighton Buzzard

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great way of using the dies, looks fab.

lynda said...

WOW!!!!I love this card so effective & retro love the red & white makes it stand out but it would work with any colour. I have just ordered this die but wouldn't have thought of doing the full border card. Also it would make a great card for Christmas.
Stunning Sue.
Crafty Hugs Lynda xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

What a fantastic card today. Just love the curved borders done as a whole card. Must try this with the borders I have as well. Another set of dies to go on my to buy list.

jeffrey bubbles said...

Wow this is a stunning card. Love the curves and the colours also. Well done as always Sue Kathy xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Wow! again, Thanks for the "What if" moment, I just love this creation.
Val C xx

Helen Barker said...

Gorgeous effect created using the dies in this way.Would never have thought of doing this-thanks for your daily inspiration.
Helen Bx

Linda Simpson said...

Great curvy wurvy card and love the dies and the gorgeous design.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Loving these colours, red and white are always so fresh and crisp. I love how you have done the dies on top of each other, it is definitely funky, I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Crafty Nanna said...

Evening Sue, stunning card, I really like the lovely vibrant red framing the white die cuts, beautiful, hope you have had a good day.

Janice K said...

Love it!! A beautiful design in great colours. It makes me think of a very ornate flag fluttering in the breeze-another reason why these border dies need to find a home in my collection!! x

Anonymous said...

When I first looked at this beautiful card I saw a music sheet, due, do doubt to the flow that the border die gives.
Susan x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card. I loved it when you showed it on C & C. Would never have thought of this. I think I must have a go at this one. Thanks for all your inspiration Sue.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue lovely card must look 4 some of these dies
hugs chris x

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue well this is definitely a different look! But I like it. Love the colour combo. What a great way of using your dies thinking outside the box. Hugs Debbie R xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Awww, that is a lovely idea :)

Paper Junkie said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this looks like music - thought I was losing it just for a moment! Love it! X

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...Wow!...this is a great card...very clever idea...I'm not quite sure how it works...have read the instructions, but not to sure...I don't have many border dies...maybe I should get some more and give it a try...I love the red and white...very fresh and out there!!!

You are a very clever lady indeed!

Take care. Deborah.H :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...Wow!...this is a great card...very clever idea...I'm not quite sure how it works...have read the instructions, but not to sure...I don't have many border dies...maybe I should get some more and give it a try...I love the red and white...very fresh and out there!!!

You are a very clever lady indeed!

Take care. Deborah.H :)

Sandy H. said...

Super card. I don't have these dies - wish I did so I could try this card. It has so much movement.

Phi said...

Wow love these curved border dies. You have put a lot of work into this one. Amazing card.

mazzer said...

Change colors and a good man card. Love it.

xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
NEVER THOUGHT TO USE AND EDGE DIE ALL THE WAY DOWN THE CARD. IT DOES LOOK GREAT.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

cmu said...

Hi Sue. This is so unusual. The bow looks fantastic as well.

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
How do you think of all your amazing ideas
This card looks fantastic
Take Care
Theresa x

craftylisa said...

great card

hugs lisa

mell said...

Love it xx

Diane Mortimer said...

Red and white are great together x
Diane from Glasgow