Thursday, 27 June 2013

You're The Best

 Hi bloggers!  Back to one of my favourite colour combos today, soft gold, taupe and black.  I just think it looks so elegant together, opulent even.   I started this card by simply embossing the background with my Cascading Hearts embossing folder to bring some texture to it.  To add a swirly element to my card, out of soft gold card, I cut two of the Vintage Floret Frame from Heartfelt Creations.  I cut an edge off of both of them and then glued them onto the background side by side so the top edge and the bottom edges were even.  Next I cut a large frame using the Labels 28 die set out of black cards.  I put mounting foam on the back.  I stamped my sentiment using a clear perfect medium pad and heat embossed it with gold powder.  I centred my Labels 28 frame over it and then added double sided tape to the back of this piece and adhered it in the centre of my background.  This piece covered the join in the two Floret frames quite nicely so only the edges peek out.  Next, on black card,  I stamped the Blossoming Frame from the Stamps To Die For range using a clear perfect medium pad.  I heat embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer bright gold powder and cut it out with the coordinating sizes of the Labels 28 die set.  I added mounting foam and laid it atop the larger frame in a stair step fashion.  I tied a double bow out of cream silky crush ribbon.  I added a bow of black jute behind it, a fancy metallic button (from my craft stash|) and a couple of black crystal pins as accents to the corner of my card.  I added cream flatback pearls in 5mm size to the corners and the sentiment.  A black mat added a bit of balance to the card with a double milk mat with an inner pierced layer finishing off the card nicely.  This one would work quite nicely for a masculine card if the bow was omitted.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x










170 comments:

Pam said...

Classy, elegant and simply beautiful.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
What a lovely card... Very cha cha.. I especially,love the button.

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

I trust you are well and the sun is shining on you!

This card is very elegant as you say I love the Vintage gold card. You know since using this I hardly ever get out the mirror card! LOL!

Are they going to do a 'Silver' equivalent I do hope so perhaps you could drop a few hints! LOL!

Crafty Hugs as always
Heather xx


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cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such an elegant card today I love the button you've used I would love to look through your craft stash lol. Like Heather Rogers I very rarely use Mirri card since using the soft gold and it would be great to have soft silver.
Hugs x
Heather T

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
All I can say is Classy.
Love it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

mazzer said...

Morning Sue. Pretty card, that frame is lovely. Button finishes it off very nicely.

Hugs
Marilyn
x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue lovely bold card thank you take care Kitty.

Eemeli said...

The shimmer gold looks great on the card. Elegant and classy.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Jan.moogie said...

It looks so simple yet elegant, gorgeous card Sue. x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This card is one of my favourites. So beautiful....
And another way of using the vintage floret frame, so effectively.
Hugs, Rose

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a simply stunning card and as the sentiment says, You're the Best! Love Jean xxx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, agree with you it is so elegant and classy too. Love the soft gold card. Sunny day here so hope it lasts for the rest of the day.
Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue a gorgeous card today and without a bow a great male card. Love Jackie

englishrose897 said...

Great card.

tracy w said...

Morning sue
Stunning card love the gold taupe and black theme thankyou Tracy w x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, another classy card the vintage frame is so elegant and the gold card with the taupe and black are so right together I have gone right off Miri card since using the soft gold.a lovely card thanks Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the colour combo! Stunning card!
Hugs Gail Cx

TDQ Karen said...

Great card, love that colour combination and the button is lovely

Rachel Taylor said...

I love it when you do black and gold ! Lovely card .
Crafty hugs Sue x

Rachel Taylor said...

I love it when you do black and gold ! Lovely card .
Crafty hugs Sue x

Anonymous said...

Ditto to comment one from Pam.
Great card, Sue.

'P' in Wales

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Definitely a touch of class with this card today, just beautiful.
I would like to join the request for a soft silver card too, please. Have a lovely day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Carole Z said...

So elegant! A very lovely card and as many have said before me...I do love black and gold! Carole Z X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the elegance of this card,
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Annie said...

As you say, Sue, very opulent. It's stunning. The button is great, very elegant.
Hugs Annie

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely - really lovn that frame - cant wait till mine arrives and I can play. Love the extending trick.
Rgs
Clare W

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, it is so opulent and elegant, the colours really do marry together beautifully. I love your use of die-cuts. A truly gorgeous card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A very sophisticated card and I love the colour combo too! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Laura O said...

lovely card ,like the button on the bow and I must get these embossing folders .Laura O

AnneRD said...

Very elegant card Sue, one of my favourites from the shows. Anne x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely classic card, watched the demo of this and great idea with the gold die cut. Bx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a lovely classic card, watched the demo of this and great idea with the gold die cut. Bx

cebelica said...

Gorgeous card! I love that big bow. Hugs! xx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone. Another Sue stunner. That bright gold embossing powder certainly lives up to its name! x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
As you say today's gift if truly elegant. The colour scheme gives all the feeling of oppulence. I love the gold frame and must look for this stamp.
This is one card that is definitely destined for my 'must do' box as I can already see who would dearly appreciate and love it.
Overcast and very dull here in Burgandy this morning - a beautiful day for crafting.
Janet x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue another stunning card i love it i agree with you it can be used as a mans card. I wish i could come up will half the ideas that you do. You are a inspiration for me take care sue xx

Debs A

Victoria said...

A beautiful card Sue. Two things that stand out for me - the Vintage background die and the black jute behind the ribbon. Lush!

moonsea said...

Hi Sue
Lovely elegant card. The satin gold card is gorgeous - will have to keep a watch out for that.
Love Lynne xxx

Bosquie said...

Beautiful card yet again.The soft gold is stunning along with the other colours XX

Anonymous said...

ning Sue, Fab card and lovely button, Thanks as always, Mabex

Anonymous said...

ning Sue, Fab card and lovely button, Thanks as always, Mabex

Marianna Hammer said...

How beautiful this card is!

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Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely clean cut, elegant card. X

nattyboots said...

Very Classy ,i love it

Elaine H X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue, A stunning elegant card. Watched you make this and it is a must to try. Love the colours and of course the Sue bow
hugs
Carol x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very elegant , love this typ of card.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Have to be honest, love the card but wouldn't have that bow, looks too big for the design to me.

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, a very opulent card today which looks amazing-love the way you've elongated the Vintage Floret Frame and that gorgeous button. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a good idea for extending the frame. The colour combination is lovely.
Veronique L

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beauty...very elegant and the colours are perfect. Take care.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue love the gold card and background xx hazel

Karen said...

Love the black and gold. Think it is very classy
Luv
Karen xx

Lacelady said...

Neat idea to stretch the floret frame Sue.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card, regal in looks, absolutely fantastic especially as it will double for a male card as you say without a bow.
Thank you for such wonderful inspiration.
Margaret corgi owner

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card

Marion said...

Hi Sue very regal looking card ,but would defiantly leave the bow off ,it takes over the card.
Marion H

cats said...

Morning!,watched you doing this on tv.Good idea to extend the die.Very elegant card......Christine xxx

nannapat said...

So elegant, this is a beautiful design Sue and the colours are just perfect together. Pat x

Izzwizz said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card and I adore that button on the bow, would love a play with your stash lol! Maddy x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Very elegant and opulent. Love it!

hollyberry said...

Love the card ,so elegant and beautiful.Love the combination of colours.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely card, and now I have the Vintage Floret Frame, I can get my inspiration from you.
Lovely designs Sue!
LoveMarg

karenlotty said...

Classy & great colour combo

Anonymous said...

Such an elegant and classy card Sue. Love the colour combination and another one which could be adapted for a man. YvonneMayxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sue, stunning card, lovely shades of, the design is wonderful and, I love how you've framed the sentiment, Kate x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love the black with gold, and the way you have extended the die cut, but you know I don't like big bows.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card love that gold card, not in your face. I too loved that button, now where do you get them from ?
Audrey x

Oksana said...

Such a classy card Sue!xx

Diane Mortimer said...

Wow, love the colour comvo and the embossed frane goes well with the brad on the bow! Love these dies, just bought them, eagerly awaiting their delivery :-)
Have a lovely day everyone!
Diane from Glasgow

Clare said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.

Clare x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful and elegant. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love this colour combo, love how you've used the frames. Emma

kimberley said...

Stunning doesn't really justify how beautiful this card is but I can't think of a better word,take care,x.

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card this morning i love these colours used together. Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Saw you demo this card and thought it was fab. Love the colours - so elegant.
Beverley W

craftygardener said...

This looks very classy Sue. Opulent is the word I think! Lovely combination. Hugs. Joan xxx

Joanne K said...

Good morning Sue. A very stylish card today. Love everything about it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Chris Curry said...

Good morning Sue. Hope you have more sun than I have just now. This card makes up for that though. Thankyou

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
A really elegant cards, beautiful.
love Jan x x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

What a lovely card, very elegant. Love the colour combination.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card.
Erica x

hotpotato said...

I love this colour combo too Sue. It's so elegant looking.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card, I love the colour combo and then just leave out the bow to convert it to a great man card.

Love Sheila xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Another stunning creation here Sue, and I just so love it, and the colorcombination is awesome too.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Another beautiful card to have a go at!

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Another beautiful card to have a go at!

amy richards said...

Morning Sue,
Love the colour combo what a stunning card.

Love amy
xxx

amy richards said...

Morning Sue,
Love the colour combo what a stunning card.

Love amy
xxx

loftylass said...

This card is so 'classy' Sue and perfect for any gender as you say. Love the button..... another one for my 'to do' list. tfs.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what else is there to say, elegant, classy, the colour combo is great I am hoping to get labels 28 soon can't wait. Take care, Jess x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the way you joined 2 vintage floret frames together and you can't see the join!! The soft gold and taupe colour combo is lovely, very elegant card
Best wishes, Pat

Sandybee said...

A very elegant colour combination Sue,and a great layout

xx Sandra

Beryl Treble said...

Morning Sue, love the card. Colours go so well together.

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, a very elegant card. Love how you have extended the frame die. Must give this one a go. Lol Lynne M x x x x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I agree with you it does look opulent and elegant.

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, I agree I think this colour combo is fab. Great card too!

Joanne2403 said...

Very Elegant classy card and yes I also think without the bow it would make an excellent male card, tfs Sue :)

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
I saw this on 'Toolshed', very stylish. Great use for the Vintage Floret Frame! I haven't tried this colour combination myself - can't think why they're all in my stash. Many Thanks.
Sue

weefortune said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful Elegant Card today, I love black and gold. Have a Great Day Elaine x

Christine Hussey said...

Just beautiful Sue. Love the use of the jute behind your gorgeous bow.
Hugs Christine H xx

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a very stylish and opulent card that would be suitable for a man if you took away the bow, the black and gold colours just add to the elegance. I have to say labels 28 is my favourite and I use it the most. Love Lesley x

raineysheep said...

A truly lovely card, who would not want to receive it ?
Thank you for the inspiration
Raineysheep x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

What an absolutely elegant card, love it!. I bought these stamps and all the dies on Sunday and can't wait for them to arrive, and fingers crossed I too can make beautiful cards like this. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

Carol H said...

Hi Sue,
A very classy card today, I love it.
Crafty Hugs Carol Healy

Jennifer Swandells said...

Very elegant and stunning card today Sue, I just love the colours, they are amazing. Hugs, Jen :-) x
Krafty Keepsakes

Janice said...

a lovely card sue. Janice xx

lynda said...

A beautiful card today Sue very elegant I love the colour combo very striking with the new dies they are defently on my wish list. Hugs Lynda xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A very elegant and stylish card, love the colour combo, I use the soft gold card and labels 28 a lot. The button is beautiful, would love a peek at your stash lol.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Sue C said...

Lovely card x I like the vintage gold card xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, saw you do it on the show and thought really elegant then. Well Sue as the kids say only 8 sleeps till you know what......LOL

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Mac Mable said...

Love he colourway and the die you've used, very classy and elegant card, thanks for sharing it with us x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous card for today !! Loved this card when you did a demo of it on c+c. The frame made from soft gold card is beautiful (sorry can't remember the name of the die.) I have labels 28 !! I really love your new stamp for this die set and I think I may just have to have it !! It looks beautiful on black card embossed with the gold powder. I really like your chosen button to. I did not realise you we're on c+c again so soon. I thought it was ages away yet !! So I am very pleased. Take care Sue. Happy crafting love Tres x x x

Maid of Kent said...

Very elegant love the button.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, love the colours and the touch of twine behind the bow.
Donna Jones

pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

This card is so elegant. Wish I had a bottomless pit of money so I could buy all the dies and stamps. I also never use Mirri now, and a soft silver would be fantastic. Hope you have a great day.

Helen Barker said...

Very classy looking card.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, classic, stunning, elegant what more needs to be said, you are a star, hugs Liz C x

Pauline A said...

I just love your combination of colours as they make the card look really expensive. Hugs Pauline A

Lindsay Martin said...

Very elegant card, love the colour combination you have used today, the button goes so well too.. xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi sue I saw it on your show,it is elegant and classy and I love the little button.
Smiles
Ita

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very lovely card Jean Zelei xx

salem said...

BEAAUTIFULL LOVE COLOURS

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, stunning card!! I also love this colour combo!! Hugs Sam xxx

Crafty Nanna said...

super card Sue

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Love this creation. I agree with you, opulent. Hugs.3362 Jan. x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I watched you demo this card on C&C it truly has the WOW factor to it a truly stunning card with stunning colours.
Take care
Hazel G x

Jax said...

Very nice,the gold card is beautiful.(I don`t think that`s the right word to describe it but you know what I mean) Jackie. x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue

Love the card today it really stands out From the crowd

Take care
Theresa xx

Jackie Calvert said...

I like this one, the colours are opulent, and the button is inspirational!
Love from Jackie C XXX

Barbara said...

Very majestic and elegant card, love the gold embossing and that gold button is just lovely.

Jane said...

Your right very opulent love today's card.

Jane xx

Sue Gee said...

Almost a Victorian feel.... Lovely.

Susan White said...

Love the soft gold background, but the black focal is a bit too overpowering for me today.

Thanks, Susan

foxyg said...

Very classy card Sue. Love the colours.

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everyone! I do love this colour combination too Sue. It is so rich and classy. The Vintage floret frame is gorgeous and in the gold is stunning. I imagine it would be the same in silver and red too. Oooo yes, like Heather has said, the vintage silver....and red...and copper....pale blue.....the list would be endless! The blossoming frame stamp is certainly that, to die for and I love that button! Ooooo, now I'd love some of those....! xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I just love this card and the colours you used are so rich. Will be using the ideas for my own dies...
Thanks as always for your inspiration.
Regards
Caroline MacH

Anonymous said...

I love the colour combination too.
Great card as you say for men without the bow.
God bless
JanNxx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, A very classy card, love the button.

Cee Bee said...

Very classy Sue, I find some men love a bow and a bit of glitz...tho they won't admit it in public

Hugs n stuff

Carol B

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
What an elegant card, Love the colour combo and the dies you have used are gorgeous.
Love it all, Brenda Lel xxx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a very classy elegant card
just love these colours.
Nancyd xx

TOB said...

simply gorgeous, love the colours,
that button is wonderful. Would be extremely happy if someone sent me this card. Hugs xxx

Katie-Louise sweetlove said...

Dear Sue
What a stunning card. I love the colour scheme such an opulent look and one I may use for a few Christmas cards!
The vintage floret frame is gorgeous. Love all the frames and the the gold embossing of the blossoming frame stamp to die for.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Patricia said...

Good evening Sue,
Yet another stunner, loving that black on the Vintage Gold.
I have read a few of the comments and I agree I very rarely use Mirri card now and would love to see a soft silver equivalent of the gold
Crafty Hugs

Patricia xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

There is only one word for it. Stunning.
I regard your blog, as my open university, lol. I just love learning from the master/mistress. Thanks Sue
Kind regards
Jo x

Cardgenie said...

Lovely card Sue. Agree that taupe gold and black are so elegant. Jean

jennywren1947 said...

this cards is so nice sue like how uve used thedrk button instead of the crystal sort it goes so well with the colours
hugs chris x

Louise said...

I love the Floret die,it's one of favourites. Decided to take the inspiration of your card to make my parent's 62nd wedding anniversary card.
Lou x

Vie Carter said...

Yes Sue these colours go so well together

Great card and without the bow could be one for the chaps

Vie
x

cmu said...

I love how effective is the soft gold die cut background. So classy.

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I love this card...I saw you make this on C&C...I love the colors and the die's too!! The cascading hearts embossing is just gorgeous...I really need to get some new embossing folders!! LOL!!

Hope you are well, and hey! What about this weather!! The weekend is looking good!!!

Take care and happy crafting.

Kind regards. Deborah.H :) :) :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I love this card...I saw you make this on C&C...I love the colors and the die's too!! The cascading hearts embossing is just gorgeous...I really need to get some new embossing folders!! LOL!!

Hope you are well, and hey! What about this weather!! The weekend is looking good!!!

Take care and happy crafting.

Kind regards. Deborah.H :) :) :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I love this card...I saw you make this on C&C...I love the colors and the die's too!! The cascading hearts embossing is just gorgeous...I really need to get some new embossing folders!! LOL!!

Hope you are well, and hey! What about this weather!! The weekend is looking good!!!

Take care and happy crafting.

Kind regards. Deborah.H :) :) :)

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...I love this card...I saw you make this on C&C...I love the colors and the die's too!! The cascading hearts embossing is just gorgeous...I really need to get some new embossing folders!! LOL!!

Hope you are well, and hey! What about this weather!! The weekend is looking good!!!

Take care and happy crafting.

Kind regards. Deborah.H :) :) :)

Tandy said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card.

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful as usual. Love the colours in this card as well.

Crafty Hugs

CraftyJacq
xx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love that gold card it looks stunning against the black.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Such an elegant card today. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Debra W said...

A very elegant and classy card, Sue! Debra W

Vick said...

Oh Sue, Yet again you have used my favourite foundation card of all time and I can honestly say that which is a big feat to get to my number one as I am very finicky, but that soft gold I cannot get enough of and haven't been able to stay away from it since you first showed it us and I badgered Sam until she got it in months ago, and I must say I NEVER let myself run out, LOL......another beauty and those buttons are gorgeous, I bought very similar form Sam months ago and don't like parting with them, you must pen your own shop sweetie, or bring back particraft like I want, LOL.......I could run that shop for you hahaha xxxx Hugs, Vick xxx
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Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful Card love the colours and You are the Best
Love Marion x

Paper Junkie said...

Beautiful card Sue - I love the way you have extended the frame. X

Anonymous said...

hello sue, what a classy
card today, i really love
the colours, the elegance
of the card is stunning.
sending love from
christine c xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Sue today's card has definitely got the wow factor. It is beautiful and so elegant. Loving the button. Hugs Debbie R xx

Cazzie D said...

A very elegant card Sue.

Gail said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - luv everything about it and even the button matches the gold embossing - Fab xx GailT xx

Jai Desai said...

I think Ur the best card designer ever.....

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, did comment on this from my phone on hols. Don't know where it went! Very pretty and love the colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx