Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A Gift Of Love

Good morning all!  Here is another of the samples from the Las Vegas CHA show featuring the new Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps.  I selected a navy blue and white colour theme and used the holly stamps to watermark the background all around the edge.  I used a clear Perfect Medium pad for this and you can see it in the close up pics below.  It is subtle but adds a bit of interest to the background.  Next I cut the Gold Labels Four out of white card and used the Stormy Sky distress ink while still in the die to add colour.  Once I was happy with it, I added in the smaller die shapes and embossed the designs into the larger one.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the Stately Circle die, using the larger ring as well.  I lightly inked the inside sentiment die cut with Stormy sky then removed the dies and added mounting foam to the outer ring die cut.  I mounted it in the centre of the Gold Labels four and then glued the sentiment down within the recess.  I cut five of the largest die from the Ornamental Add-Ons die set from Heartfelt Creations and arranged them in an opposite orientation along the bottom of the card. I embossed a strip of card with my Basketweave embossing folder and added it across my die cuts as a border.  I tied a double bow out of the frilly edged white ribbon and added a pearl embellishment and stick pins to the centre.  I finished the card by adding a double white pierced mat and flatback pearls as accents. The finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x






125 comments:

Pam said...

A beautiful card and the colours work so well.

Lacelady said...

That border is amazing, so pretty, and I love the colours too.

Jan.moogie said...

Love the boarder will have to try that, lovely card. x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
another elegant card thank you take care Kitty

Cee Bee said...

Love the colours of this card and the border is a touch of Sue Genius, must try that.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card. Love the use of the stately circles dies.
Lisa x

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Brilliant, love the odour! Another one of your works of art, I might just give this one a go.
Gail C x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love it! It is a really stunning card, love the colours and love the border. Love Jean xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love this card, so elegant and a beautiful colour combo. Bx

christineb said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card to start my day , I love the colours you have used..

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A beautiful card, lovely colour, lovely die-cuts, and gorgeous bow.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rosie said...

Another lovely card. Also anything Labels Four suits me!

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A simple yet elegant gift today. The watermarked background looks beautiful and as yet I have not got round to doing this. I always seem to forget. Blue/white always a winner in my book.
'A gift of love' is the most wonderful sentiment and wouldn't it make a good birth card either in today's colours or a change of soft and gentle colour scheme.
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card, I love everything about it the style, colour ....you name it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Bosquie said...

Beautifully elegant card. Love it xx

Debs A said...

Morning Sue absolutley stunning its so elegant love the colour that you have used. Sue you are one talented lady you give us so much inspiration. Take Sue xx

Debs A

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful card I love everything about it.
Hugs x
Heather T

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I love the colours and the dies. Xx

TDQ Karen said...

Very regal, love all the detail xx

Eemeli said...

Fabulous color combination - they look very pretty together. Love the border.

Hugs,
Eemeli

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A super card today, lovely colour combo they work so well - the border definitely has been "Sued" a brilliant concept.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

nuttinanni said...

what more can I say? a suelicious card. cherylx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, where do you get the ideas from - fab
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - what a textural feast - love it
Rgs
Clare W

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
I don't know where you get you creativity from this card is stunning.
Alison B. x

Joanne K said...

Pretty, pretty card today. Everything works so well together. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous the colours are so dramatic. Have a good day. Love Jackie

nattyboots said...

Great card ,love how you have done the border .
Elaine H X

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, pretty colours.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an awesome card here today Sue. I love the color and I love the die and together they just makes pårefect. Gorgeous work as always hun.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely card Sue. the colours and design work really well.
Take care now, love Jackie C XXX

TOB said...

lovely colours, nice dies in that border. A gorgeous card to send someone. hugs x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, it reminds me of a night sky, really beautiful.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Annie said...

Very striking card, Sue, the border is divine. Love the colours too. The watermark is subtle and lovely. Have a great day Hugs Annie

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving that border

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a really gorgeous card
love this navy colour and the border
looks great.
Nancyd xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, loving the colours and border you've created.
Donna Jones

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another beautiful card, I love it. Bits I struggle to find a use for, you create a stunning border......thank you for the inspiration.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
LOVE THE COLOURS OF THE CARD. YET ONCE AGAIN YOU HAVE DONE GOOD GIRL.

Laura O said...

fab card as always Sue.Laura O

hollyberry said...

A very beautiful card

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card today and great colour combo.
Fab idea for the border!
Have a great day. x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the ornamental add-ons xx hazel

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. Love the colours. The border is stunning. Very regal

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue a lovely card. Love dies and the background. Love the colours too! Sarah h

Jean Z said...

Very lovely card love the colours and the new border, will have to have it love Jean Z xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Such a beautiful card, and in my favourite colour combination! Love the background, it just adds that special touch. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card Sue and a great colour. Another idea for using the basket embossing folder too. It's a very stylish card.
YvonneMayxx

gwen70 said...

absolutely stunning

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely card. Great contrasting colours. X

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely cool colours today Sue, beautiful

Anonymous said...

Great card, Sue, lots going on and as always new things to try. Colours just lovely and do like the border idea.


'P' in Wales

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely beautiful - I love everything about it. Brilliant idea for the border.
Hugs, Rose

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunner, love how you have done the boarder, Like Patricia I too struggle to put these small dies to good use. Will look at them differently now.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Lydia
X

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a beautiful, luxurious and elegant looking card, love the border and colour way too.
Margaret corgi owner

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card I absolutely love it, will definitely be trying this one out. Thank you so much.
Love Jan x x

nannapat said...

I love the simplicity of this card Sue. The background is very subtle but really pretty. Pat x

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous image and design, lovely colours, Kate x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Oh this morning's card is yet another stunning work of art....I love the navy and white. The new HFC die and stamp are on my wish list. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Love Sheila xx

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
What lovely card. The first thing that came to mind was, a cloud in the sky (I know but that's how my mind works). x

Ann said...



Hi Sue


Gorgeous gorgeous card stunning colour contrast. Love the border with the embossing folder trim.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue X. Love the colours .

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A dramatic card, I love the navy and white. The watermark is so subtle and the border is amazing. Your talent knows no bounds and your inspiration is much appreciated.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxxx

fame01 said...

HI SUE
THE BORDER IS STUNNING REALLY NICE LOOKING CARD VERY ELEGANT.HUGS SARAH XX

Helen Barker said...

Very elegant card.Lovely.
Helen Bx

hotpotato said...

lovely card, I like these new stamps hope to check them out at Ally Pally.Will you be having them on your Rubbernecker stand Sue?

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the colours and great design. Very petty. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kim Matthews said...

This is beautiful... very elegant.
Hugs
Kim M
x

tracy w said...

hi sue
another stunning card love the spellbinder dies thankyou

beachie said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card. the border is fantastic, thought it was ribbon.
Audrey x

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, love the colours and the dies.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Unfortunately I'm having to use my imagination here as I'm looking at cream & blue not white. I have a good imagation though as blue and white always looks elegant and clean. Love the border at the bottom.
Beverley W

Brenda Hanlon said...

Hi Sue, such an elegant card.

Janice K said...

A beautiful card and love the idea of using our embossing folders as a border. x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Very elegant and I love the border.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
This is a really lovely card and the border is magic
Best wishes, Pat

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This is a very elegant card. The embossed border is fab and so is the lacy edge.
Sandy

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue
I love this, Navy & white is so good together
Love
Jo x

cats said...

Morning!..Beautiful card Sue ....love it!!.....Christine xx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the border.

Clare x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the colours and the border.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card, love the border and the colours,

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

Gail said...

Another fab card xx GailT xx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,
Once again another stunning card to inspire us all. I love the colours and particularly like the way you've used the border. Enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Yet another beautiful card and I love the colour combo!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

http://heatherscreationsandhappenings.blogspot.co.uk

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Another beautiful card today. The border looks amazing. The colours go very well together. Another set of dies to go on my never ending wish list.

Howdy said...

Elegant loveliness, Sue. Thank you.

HIPPIE-LAND said...

Lovely card!! I would love to be able to do that!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Sandybee said...

Lovely as always Sue

xx Sandra

Meg said...

I agree with KDQ Karen this card does look very regal.

I like it very much.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Love this card, love the colours you have used and I LOVE the beautiful border such a clever idea.
Take care, love Brenda Lel x x x

Joanne2403 said...

Lovely card, love the lace effects that these dies give, tfs

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Sue. I have said many times how your use of any die can be turned into something we lay people would never dream of.
ValCxx

weefortune said...

Another Lovely Card Sue. Elaine x

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Greetings from Kokomo IN, this card is stunning, I really need to use a thesaurus to start coming up with different adjectives to describe your work... Xxx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue fantastic card ,love the use of the dies and a great idea to use a strip of embossed card to make a border,thank you for the inspiration
Smiles
Ita

nikkib said...

lovely card Sue, the colours are great and really complement the gorgeous dies..... what a beautiful range of dies from this company..... x

SHARICA said...

Another classy card :)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the blue and white.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A beautiful card as always - I think the colours are very 'regal'.

I like the border - would never have thought about doing that.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Diana
Scorrie Fan

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful card from you, I love the watermark affect it adds interest but not too much to distract interest from the topper.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

redfox said...

A really pretty looking card today. I love navy and white, it's such a classic colour combo, and particularly nice for christmas too. Love Sarah

iggy said...

sue sorry im not on every day at the moment due to not being very well. hope this finds you brimming with health. love the cards as usual xx

lynda said...

Another stunning card love the colours and the dies &. Stamps, and the background is lovely . Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Rach83 said...

Gorgeous, Sue and even more so on the close ups. I wasn't sure about the oval die set but now that I see it on your card, I think it's stunning. I love the colours and your background too.

Rachel x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card as usual love the colour combo, and as others have said love the border you have designed, infact it's all stunning what more can I say!!
Hugs
Jean D

val jones said...

Good Afternoon Sue. A beautiful card in beautiful colours.
Love Val x

Hellma said...

Stunning.

Elaine said...

Stunning card, love those coloursx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card design!! Love Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card

mol x

Carole Z said...

Evening a Sue, a beautiful, elegant card, love the colours! Carole Z X

jeffrey bubbles said...

Must try to use borders punches more this card is ace Sue. Kathy xxxxx

Jan Ltc said...

Love this Sue xx Jan

magpie said...

Oh wow! Beautiful card Sue. Love the navy/ white together and the dies are stunning! xx Love Karen xx

Susan White said...

The border is really pretty and I love the navy and white colour scheme.

Thanks Susan

Katie-Louise said...

Hi Sue
I really like the colour scheme today navy and white really work well together.
The gold labels four is a great die and the stormy sky distress ink really fits well with the colour scheme. The stately circles for the sentiment are a great focal point for the card.
I really must use these dies again, I have quite a few dies and tend to forget to look through them to use older dies I've bought as I'm always buying new ones I tend to use those first!
The bow is beautiful and finishes the card wonderfully.
I forgot to say how very much I loved the sugared flower you made for yesterday's card. Must look at your tutorial so I can make my own.

Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Like the way you created the border - you've got me looking at my dies differently.

Vie Carter said...

Great card

Vie
x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue such a clever card I like what you have done with the embossing. Enjoy your day. Love Jackie

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE EXTRA WIDE BOARDER GREAT WAY TO EXPAND IT. THE GIFT OF CARDS IS AMAZING
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Diane Mortimer said...

I like a card with lots of different textures and dies
Diane from Glasgow