Monday, 19 August 2013

Celebrating You

 Good morning everyone!  One of my favourite colour combos today, black and white!  I embossed a piece of black card with my Heart Lattice embossing folder (which, by the way, is finally back in stock after many months!)  I cut a slightly smaller piece of coconut white card and used the Bracket Border die with a decorative insert to cut a large corner area off the card.  I cut a diagonal cut across the opposite corner.  I embossed this piece using the Interlocking Circles embossing folder while the Bracket Border die was still in place, then glued it to my background.  Using the Delicate Aster stamps and dies (from Heartfelt Creations), I made several flowers of varying sizes. I stamped the flowers and heat embossed them with True White embossing  powder.  I did some of the leaves from the set as well in the same manner.   I used the Snow Cap white alcohol ink to dye large micro beads and used them for the centres of my flowers.  I used Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to secure them in the centres of the flowers.  I mounted my flowers along the upper cut edge of my card.  I stamped my sentiment (from JustRite stamps) and cut it into a strip with a forked end.  I matted it with a slightly larger piece of black card and cut the end to match.  I tucked the end under one of the flowers then used a glue got to secure it into place with a bit of a wave to it.  I added a black rhinestone swirl as an accent below it.  I finished the card with a double white pieced mat and some flatback pearls as embellishments.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







146 comments:

Pam said...

Love this card, black and white & daisies, got everything.

Marion Bull said...

Love this card, essentially simple but at the same time so different. |Thanks x

Bosquie said...

Superb.Have the daisy die so this card will be one I'll keep in mind. the simplicity is beautiful.My favourite colours too XX

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. I'm sure that the sampling on the asters shows up in real life but can't be seen in the photo. Love te card though. Must try using the brackets more and I wouldn't of thought to cut off the corner. Lovely. Xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow what a stunning gorgeous card Sue, it ticks all of my boxes. Love it xx

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Another great card. Absolutely love the Asters.
Lisa x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What an absolutely stunning card I love the aster dies and use them all the time.
Hugs x
Heather T

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, I love the idea of cutting off the corners of the card to make a different kind of top layer. Black and white so pretty I really must get those Aster dies and stamps they really are one of the best looking flowers.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Margaret said...


Good morning Sue
What a beautiful and elegant card I just love the embossing folder so very useful and the border die is the same I use mine so much.
Margaret corgi owner

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Absoluetely stunning card love the combo of black and white thanks tracy w x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you another timeless

card for all occasion
take care Kitty

Eemeli said...

Fantastic card and I just love, love, love those beautiful flowers!

Hugs,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, a fabulous start to a new week - the lovely asters!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful gift for a Monday morning.
Thank you for the tip re the lattice eboss being back in stock.
I really love the colour scheme of monochrome - it always looks classic and elegant.
Again a simple format for us to follow - my 'must do' file is getting bigger and bigger.
Tried yesterday's gift out yesterday and have to finish off today - at the moment quite pleased but will wait until the finished card for my final thoughts.
Janet x

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what beautiful card i love black and white oned.and this one is stunning. Take care xx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - another great card from you. I love using your embossing folders and also the aster flowers. I'm always using these as they look so stunning as does black and white. Have a good day and look forward to seeing you back on our screens next month.
YvonneMayxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love black and white! Love Jean xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the black and white look and these flowers are beautiful. What a lovely card xx

Lacelady said...

I do love it when you feature dies I already have, Sue. My bracket dies arrived on Saturday, and the Asters have been in my collection for a while. I love this diagonal design!

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous the black and white combination is very elegant. Have a good day. Love Jackie

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Love it !! Love it !! Love it !! The black and white is superb, using the bracket border diagonally is genius, and the delicate asters are my favourite dies. I absolutely love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, Oh! My! Word! this is stunning, I love it, great Die combo.
Have and use my Aster Dies all the time but never thought of the Micro Beads for the centres.
Something to try later, thank you.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Nanny Jo said...

Beautifully simple.....simply beautiful!!! Black and white with flowers...perfect. Jo xx

Wendy L said...

So pretty, I love black and white cards, so classy. Xxxxx

Wendy L said...

So pretty, I love black and white cards, so classy. Xxxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, loving the diagonal cut top layer. The asters are my fave go to flower too.
Donna Jones

Marianna Hammer said...

What a greaat card. Looks simple, but when you study it it has a lot of interesting points. I like it! :)

Laura O said...

Sue fabulous card ,love the black and white colour scheme .Finally got these embossing folders on Julia's show yesterday have been waiting ages for them.Can't wait to try them out .Laura O

sonja_w said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. X

Mrs B said...

Hi sue. Love this card. The embossing folder is so handy, now I must get the aster die and stamps! Take care.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue very classy xx hazel

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the flowers, just getting ready to visit my Mum on her 83rd birthday.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Marion said...

Hi Sue this card is beautiful ,love the flowers another i want die,and no big bow yeh.
Marion H

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVELY CARD SUE. MUST TRY SOMETHING LIKE THIS DIFFERENT. X
HAPPY CRAFTING.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a wonderful card and loving the combo with the falling asters. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card - love black and white and the asters are lovely
Hugs
Carol x

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
SUCH A SUPERB CARD TODA.BLACK AND WHITE IS ALWAYS A GOOD COMBO.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - really classy. Haven't tried colouring the large microbeads yet for flower centres but really must give it a go soon. Soo much to try and so little time!
Rgs
Clare W

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Lovely elegant card. x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card today - I think you might have converted me to the monochrome look! Really like the diagonal look and the asters are stunning.

Victoria said...

I love any cards that use the Aster die, it's one of my all time favourites and I use it a lot. Great card Sue.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, great card and and black and white is my favourite combo. Those aster are what I use a great deal, they are so so delicate. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

snowqueen62 said...

Such a stunning card love the asters another must try.
Hugs Sue x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card may copy this one foe an anniversary card.
Sophy's Gran

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fantastic card always
love black and white and the Aster
flower dies is always my go to when
I need a flat flower Sam told everyone
your tip with the micro beads and
inks when she was on C&C the other week
haven't tried it yet but I will.
Nancyd xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is a stunner. love the colour combo and the embossing. The Asters are my favourite flowers, use them lots, will have to try the microbead centres.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, lovely combo. I love the diagonal strip on the card, really inventive. Smashing.
Love Jan x x

Susan White said...

Very different with the diagonal set of the die - love those aster flowers!

Thanks, Susan

Clarissa said...

Beautiful card. I really must get that Aster die.
Clarissa. X

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the black and white theme of today's card as it would suit the ultra modern people that don't do fussy, they prefer clean lines. I'm never going to be that way because i like all the trimmings. I think my daughter's mother in law would love this card as she loves clean lines(i call it empty) and very minimalistic. Thank you for another super creation,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card. x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, quite simple but stunning. Take care. Jess xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Elegant and lovely card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

marg said...

Morning Sue!
Lovely fresh card!
Must source the folder now its back.
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love it. I finally bit the bullet and bought the aster dies and matching stamps - one of the better things I'e done recently as I seem to go to them all the time they really are so useful for filling a space. Love the diagonal cutting as well.
Beverley W

Jean Z said...

so beautiful just love it Jean Z xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this card, the way you have used the bracket border across the corner is very unusual. Must try that.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning, the aster dies my favourite of the moment. Used them yesterday on a ruby wedding card. Love your black and white combination so classy.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Love your diagonal cut. Ditto monochrome.
Erica x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Pretty combo black, white and daisies. X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love the black and white so elegant and the aster flowers and pearls so pretty.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue,gorgeous card. Love black and white.

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

Another great card to start our day and I too am a great fan of black and white. Love it! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I am always a fan of black and white.I love the effect you get using the boarder die diagonally - great card.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Joan Donaldson said...

Lovely card Sue, really love the flowers.

Pauline A said...

Hope you had a good weekend Sue. Another stunner!! Black and white always looks good. I've bought the aster die but haven't used it yet. This has made me cut out a few in readiness for a birthday card at the end of the month. Thank you. Hugs. Pauline A x

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
Beautiful card, very elegant, thank you x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Another WOW card today. Beautiful.
Love Val x

weefortune said...

Beautiful card today Sue Elaine x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi sue

This card looks stunning. Never thought to use the bracket dies to cut a corner off. Thanks for all the tips you bring us. Black and white looks so effective.

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. those asters look great.
Audrey x

nattyboots said...

Wow Sue

I love this card ,and the Daisies are fab

Elaine H X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card and layout. Emma

Jacquie said...

Beautiful card Sue, I too love the look of Black & White, you cannot go wrong can you? Always looks classy.

Love the layout of the dies.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Mac Mable said...

Love this colour combination too. I have these dies too so will give this one a go. Thanks for sharing x

Diane Mortimer said...

Really different, love it.
Diane from Glasgow

fame01 said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful card i love everything about it i must keep this one in mind. hugs sarah xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the black & white.

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card today.Hugs Sonia x

Joanne2403 said...

Stunning, such a detailed ornate card, love everything about it, tfs Sue you give me such great inspiration :)

Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a. Gorgeous card for today !! I absolutely love it !! What a great idea to use the bracket border die at an angle. It looks great. Really love the aster dies too. I have these flower dies and they are my favorite ones. I love your background folders too. The layout of the card is fab. it just looks so different. black and white to - perfect . Classy and sophisticated. Love Tres x x x

Gail said...

Gorgeous - luv it xx GaikT xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such a dramatic card today and I love it! The aster die is my favourite flower die and I love heat embossing it with various colours. Just fabulous.

Love Sheila xx

Sandy G said...

Very striking card. Thank you for your inspiration.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, at first glance the picture on my computer showed one half of the background black and one half brown which I thought was an interesting combination....then I read your words and realised it was all black!! Whichever way it looks great. Love from Jackie D

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, a very classy card today. Can't beat black and white for style. Kind regards Joanne K x

kimberley said...

Not so sure about this one Sue but wouldn't do if we all liked the same ones,take care,x.

hollyberry said...

Absolutely love love this card.A WOW card that is so beautiful in it's simplicity.Thank you.

TimeOut2Create said...

Morning Sue and all,
Love,love,love this card Sue!
So beautiful. This is definitely going to be on my to make list when I manage to get going!
Glad I finally got your complete embossing folders yesterday!!

Thanks again for sharing, appreciate you, more than you know!!
Hugs
Bim xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Good Morning Sue,lovely card ,I like the design,and great to see your embossing folders back in stock,Julia did some fab.demos with then yesterday.everything sings to me.
Smiles
Ita

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Good Morning Sue,lovely card ,I like the design,and great to see your embossing folders back in stock,Julia did some fab.demos with then yesterday.everything sings to me.
Smiles
Ita

lynda said...

Stunning a WOW card love black and white and lay out is gorgeous such a beautiful card love love love it.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

gwen70 said...

Absolutely stunning, love it all especially the daisies and the embossing folder

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, I do like the diagonal theme.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, What a beautiful card love the monochrome effect, Using the bracket border at an angle looks stunning and is so effective.
Thank you for sharing all your ideas, you are so inspiring if ever I'm stuck I have only got to look back at some of the beautiful card you have created, and in no time at all I have found something to inspire me.
Love and best wishes Brenda Lel xxx

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a lovely card Sue, black and white are always a winner. I love your daisies as well. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

Black & White cards always look classy in my opinion.

Loving this card and I'm being tempted by those daisy dies.


Diana

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

A very elegant and sophisticated card. The colour combo is very eye catching, and embellishments are beautiful. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

TOB said...

simply beautiful, love the flowers and the bracket die. hugs x

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. I love black and white too, and this folder is gorgeous as a background. So no surprise, I really like this card, and must get the folder.
Love from Jackie C XXX

cuilliesocks said...

What a truly stunning card Sue, beautiful dies and colours are so striking together, Kate x

loftylass said...

How lovely Sue. I hadn't thought to cut the corner off (great idea and something different!) The bracket dies are gorgeous as are the Asters... Love it.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Helen Barker said...

This certainly has the wow factor.Those asters are gorgeous.
Helen Bx

iggy said...

lovely card as usual sue.x

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabulous card- love it lots, the asters are gorgeous. TFS.
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

sued99 said...

Love everything about this one. So pretty.

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. A really beautiful card, very stylish and elegant.
Xx

nikkib said...

love this card Sue stylish, simple and elegant all in one, lovely x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the flowers. One of my favourites for a while.

Clare x

Paper Junkie said...

I love my aster dies and use them such a lot - thank you Sue for yet another idea. Really should get the stamps that go with them now. X

karenlotty said...

Definitely my kind of card I don't hav any of the dies or stamps (boo hoo!) but I think I can utilise my punches until it's my Birthday he he!

Sandybee said...

Simply beautiful Sue

xx Sandra

deniseann said...

Hi Sue,Another stunner!!. Black and white so good together, and the diagnal border so inventive.
Wish I could come up with such good ideas. (I'll have to pinch this) LOL x

jeffrey bubbles said...

Good inspirational card again Sue. I love the black and white always. Kathy xxxxx

utilitygirl said...

Beautiful card as always Sue.
I just need more time to play!!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a stunning card! I don't know where you get all these ideas from, I'd be struggling.
Thank you again for sharing with us.
Hugs, Rose

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue with my favorite border die

You made me this flower when I last saw you at Ally Pally, I put it with my other treasures you have made me and they have all survied the house move

Looking forward to seeing you soon at Ally Pally

Vie
x

connorsnan said...

Another stunning card Sue I'm going to use the design to make a wedding card but use black and ivory as that is the wedding theme colour thanks for the inspiration love - Gillian xx

Barbara said...

Just love those asters, really gorgeous!!!

minx said...

Hi Sue I just love this card, and the way you have used the bracket die, and cut the corners I have 3 wedding cards to do and wanted to use the bracket ,so this is one I will definately use thank you for the inspiration xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, An absolutely beautiful card today!!! Love Sam xxx

Karen said...

Ooh black and white - love it, it looks so classy
Like the idea of using those dies to cut a corner, such an ingenious idea.
Luv
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Late for me today, Sue, been hectic.
Black-and-white, delicate asters. bracket border - what's not to like??
All the favourites (but only have the black-and-white bit!) Thank you.

'P' in Wales

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SO UNUSUAL AND DOESNT IT WORK SO WELL .THIS FLOWER DIE HAS BE MY FAVOURITE FOR THE MOMENT TILL I GET MORE HEARTFELT CREATIONS ONES
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Joanna Dickson said...

Hi Sue
Once again gorgeous. Love it
Jo x

Dawn said...

Another fab card, I do like the flowers in a row. I had not thought of using a border die across the diagonal. I finally got my hands on this embossing folder on the weekend after a long wait, I can't wait to play. I love the black, white combo too. Thank you for your inspiration x

Rosie said...

What a lovely card to greet my return after a long weekend away!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, very different card today x

Natasha said...

Another gorgeous card hunni, love how clean and elegant this is and of course the colours are a fave of mine too. Hugs xNx

magpie said...

Stunning card Sue and great to see the black and white combination again. Love the embossing folder and the dies and the sentiment was made just for you, from us, for all your wonderful inspiration! xx Love Karen xx

nannapat said...

Such a pretty card Sue and the design is so unusual. I love black and white - the perfect combo as far as I'm concerned. Pat x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, where do you get all your inspiration from??? This design is gorgeous love the diagonal layout and those aster dies are just beautiful one of my favourites , along with the black and White colour scheme it's just a huge winner. Thanks Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great card Sue and I love the colours.

Lindsay Martin said...

Aww Sue I love this one, really pretty xxx

Annie said...

Simply lovely, Sue, all of it!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I must get this Aster die set. Great design and colour choice. hugs, Carol S.xx

Heather Rogers said...

This is a great card even if it is black and white! Lol!
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
This is a lovely card. I like the colour combo it's so striking. Those dies are so pretty. This card would look great in other colour combos to suit recipient. A must try :-)
Kayleigh B xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this is a stunner, I think I might 'steal' this idea as I have the dies you have used. Edwina

Kate's Cards said...

beautiful!

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, I finally found a wifi area!! Currently away from home for a few days and so missed my daily fix of crafty inspiration. Love this design as black and white is my favourite combo. x

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I am totally in love with the Delicate Asters, they make such a pretty flower!!!!

carole jeffery said...

One word. Gorgeous. My favorite flowers too, I love the delicate aster dies so much.