Thursday, 1 August 2013

Congratulations

 Hi bloggers!  A girlie card in non girlie colours for today's card. I started with a piece of kraft card as my background.  I added a border band of Canvas Corp metallic striped gold/kraft card with a back mat layer.  I created a floral spray using the Vintage Floret dies.  I cut out an assortment of sizes from some newsprint card that I had in my stash. I stamped each of them with the coordinating Vintage Floret stamp using a black archival ink pad.  I used two to three varying sizes of each flower die to create each of the flowers and gave each of the pieces shape by rubbing them from the back with a rounded stylus tool.  I also rubbed the edges with a clear Perfect Medium pad and sprinkled gold embossing powder on them.  I heated it to melt it for an interesting gold edge to each flower.  I glued the flowers in place so they were cascading down the card.  I added some black rhinestone swirls across the card for accents.  I stamped my sentiment from Justrite on to kraft card and cut it out with the Fancy tag die. I lightly inked through the die with Black Soot distress ink.   I cut one more out of black card, cut it down the centre and attached it so that it looked like a shadow on the to and bottom of the sentiment.  I distressed the edges of the kraft card background with both my scissors and some Black Soot distress ink before adding a double pierced black mat.  I added some black tulle tucked under the largest flower edge to complete the card.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size. All for now, Sue x







156 comments:

Pam said...

Delightful card, love the colours and those flowers are gorgeous.

TDQ Karen said...

Love the kraft and newsprint look, I think the flowers look really special in this style xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
lovely card, I like flowers cut out of paterned papers. Thank you.Kitty

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Love the flowers and the gold striped card. Not seen that before.
Have a great day. x

Maryann Laursen said...

Another great card here Sue. I just love these flowers, they looks awesome, but I also really like you used kraftcard for this one, it really looks great.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
A wonderful card, fabulous flowers - brill idea with the embossed edge, and the colours are very stylised, has a vintage feel to it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty card. I love the neutral colour scheme. One for me to try!
Best wishes
Anne O

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow, brilliant card, love the print flowers with a touch of gold.
Gail Cx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
I was only pondering buying the vintage floret dies and fancy tags 2 yesterday! I am taking your beautiful card as a sign!
Lisa x

Dawn Searle said...

Good morning Sue
Just stunning Sue, I don't know how you keep thinking up these wonderful card designs, love everything about this card.
Have a lovely day
Hugs
Dawn S.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, the flowers are stunning, love the colours and the papers used, just a touch of gold, really lovely. Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

englishrose897 said...

Lovely card today

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this one Sue.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Stunning card, I love the Kraft card, and love the stripey card, and the floret flowers are gorgeous. Stunning !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

karenlotty said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card such striking colours love it.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a gift to start this Thursday morning - it may be a girlie card but not in colour but it certainly makes a statement.
I love kraft card in all its forms and using printed media is great fun. I find I read all that's on the printed card/paper as I use it and not only that when my Tuesday crafty friends use it we all read each other's paper and make up our own stories from them - great fun.
Off to visit the nearest craft shop to me here in Burgundy this morning so will have to take my bank manager with me!!!
Janet x

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Sue. lovely colours and love the newsprint flowers, Kate x

Carole Z said...

Stunning card Sue, I love the flowers & colours, bold and beautiful! Carole Z xx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Love this card. I love it's simplicity and the flowers cascading are so effective. Xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the mixture of Kraft card with the gold card, I haven't seen the striped gold before is it new? The newspaper flowers are gorgeous.
Hugs x
Heather T

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card. The flowers are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

FAB-U-LOUS card,thanks Sue. Mabex

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous girley card with my favourite, kraft card! Add these beautiful flowers and you have a great card. Take care.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This is different. Although I have to say that I quite like it. The flowers are very nice done in newsprint gives it a different twist.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
That's right up my alley..........
Beautiful. Love the florets done in newsprint. MUST do them like that.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I loved these florets dies and yet again a different way to make a card that I would not come up with! I like the colour combo as well. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the Kraft card and just love the flowers. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the striped kraft card and the newsprint flowers. 32C forecast here today - need to tidy up my study/craft room as its got a bit unruly and it's got to that stage when its just gota get sorted. Could be hot work me thinks!
Rgs
Clare W

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - just love this card, it is very me! I'm forever reaching for these flower dies and they are the only ones I use at the moment as I just love them. I like the shadow look and use this now on all my tags as it gives it a great finishing touch. Love the colours you have used too, and the newspaper print works really well. An all-rounder for me!
YvonneMayxx

Laura O said...

great card love the flowers and the colours are fab even when not nornal girly colours .Laura O

Anne Crawford said...

WOW! What a stunner! Love everything about this card , looks quite time consuming to make but Sooo worth it !

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful and different. The flowers are stunning n just love it. Lovely and sunny today.
Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Liz said...

Lovely card Sue

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow gorgeous card Sue .x

Nanny Jo said...

I LOVE IT!!! My kind of card, Sue....but I would be a bit daunted by the effort of making all the flowers....:) Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

G.morning sue. Just got back from holiday. I have missed your blog while i.ve been away. Love todays card and the colours. Happy yorkshire day to any ladies in yorkshire who read your blog.love from christine c x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, I LOVE it! Lovely colours and layout, love the flowers. Emma

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love it all, the vintage floret flowers are beautiful and I love the way you have cascaded them on the card. I need these dies will be going on line to order them
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue, I especially love the flowers.

Debs A said...

Morning Sue another stunning card I love the news paper card. I also like the striped craft card ive i never seen striped craft card before but it does look good. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Marion said...

Hi Sue like the layout of this card and the flowers are stunning,
but would like it in a differant colour.
Marion H

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, can't get your photo's
of the card up again but have read al your
instructions and all the comments
so here's hoping like last time
when I plublish my comment like last
time the pics. will be there when
I go back the card sounds amazing
and looking forward to see your
newsprint flowers.
Nancyd xx

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, love the newsprint you used on the flowers.
Audrey x

hollyberry said...

Great card and in different colours but why not girly?

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the flowers and kraft card xx hazel

nancyd said...

Hi again, it worked a treat and the
card is gorgeous great for someone
not too girlie and I think you have
done these flowers before they are
fab.am likeing the stripe card also
don't think Ive seen this before.
Nancyd xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card I loves these flowers, so this one is a 'yes' from me.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue a wonderful card this morning
Love the flowers and the colour scheme is great too. Crafty hugs Sarah h

Bosquie said...

Fabulous card.The black and gold card stock is a show stopper. Will try just touching the edges of flowers with perfect medium and embossing.has a really classy look to it.xxxx

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
I so love this card, the colours, design, just everything about it is perfect. x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A stunning card, love the newsprint flowers, the touch of gold is beautiful. The striped card is so subtle, looks fab. Glad I got some Fancy Tags dies the shadow really makes is pop.
Happy Yorkshire day back to Christine and any other ladies from Yorkshire popping on here today.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jax said...

Hi Sue,I on`t usually go for kraft card,but,I think with this one,you may have converted me!It`s beautiful. Jackie. x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card, so pretty in a quiet way.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Very handsome, sophisticated card. Love it. X

gwen70 said...

great card Sue, love those flowers

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue. x. Happy. Crafting

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love this card, so pretty in a quiet way.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the Vintage flowers and the Kraft card!
I could do it in Blush with Rose patterned paper for females..but this colour could be masculine I think ...now you have inspired me!lol
LoveMarg

nannapat said...

Fabulous cascading flowers Sue - the gold edge looks really pretty. Pat x

Janice K said...

A very elegant look to this card and I particularly love the effect from the newsprint card! x

Victoria said...

Such a beautiful design. I love the cascading flowers and the gold edge is so pretty. This card would work in all colours.

Beryl Treble said...

Morning Sue, great card. Love the kraft card and the flowers.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card. Beautiful flowers made out of newsprint.
Love Val x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunning card, love the flowers they are gorgeous. One to try
Hugs
Carol x

Hilary said...

Morning Sue. Another stunning card. The combination of kraft card and newsprint on black is very dramatic! Fabulous!!! Enjoy your day.Love and hugs. Hilary xxx

nattyboots said...

Another eye catcher Sue , love it
Elaine H X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said....

Hi Sue, what a fabulous card! I love everything about it. Such a great tip about cutting another die cut to give a shadow on the sentiment - thank you.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Gail said...

Gorgeous card and luvin the colour combo xx I have recently made a couple of cards for family and used the same random technique for gold emboss the floret flowers but made out of velum and they looked fab xx GailT xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card! As you said 'not girlie colours' but I stil love it.
Great tip about the extra cutting if a die to add a shadow. Tahnks for sharing.

Love Sheila xx

Jacquie said...

Wow! This is beautiful Sue, love the colours and the cascading flowers are exquisite using the newspaper print card. really sets them off.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jean Z said...

Beautiful card I love it love Jean Z xxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE SPRAY OF FLOWERS. THIS ONE I JUST HAVE TO TRY. HOPE YOU DONT MINED. I LIKE THE WAY IT LOOKS LIKE LIGHT COMING OFF THE FLOWERS. GRAND JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Love today's card. Although quite dark the flowers really lift it. Smashing.
Love Jan x x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

A lovely card Sue!

I love the flowers, they look fab and I like the colours you've used.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a great card, love the flowers done in newsprint paper. Take care, Jess x

tracy w said...

hi Sue
what a stunning card love the newsprint flowers the gold looks fab to thank you tracy wx

snowqueen62 said...

Gorgeous card. Just love those flowers.
Hugs Sue x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card, I love the way you have embossed the edges of the flowers and the kraft, black and colour combo.
Best wishes, Pat

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I really love your cards that have flowers bows and beads, and this one is gorgeous. I really love the colour combo and the use of the Kraft card. I would like to know how to get hold of the gold stripe card. Any ideas anyone :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, love this card, very unusual and eye catching.
X Ros

Sonia Jones said...

Love todays card and the flowers are brilliant. Hugs Sonia x

Lacelady said...

This seems quite different, though still in your style. Love the arrangement of the spray of flowers.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. I would not have thought kraft card and news print would work for a girly card but you have shown it does work.

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Love your cascading flowers, such a pretty effect. Thank you x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
There are only so many ways to say beautiful, fantastic, great! Really love this card especially the flowers.
Margaret corgi owner

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. That looks very achievable and I love the flowers out of the newsprint paper with just a touch of gold to bring them to life. Lovely card. xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
i love this card so stunning it really is i have these dies too so i can have a go at this after i have made 55 invites for my grand daughters double christening.hugs sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the flowers and sentiment tag on this card.
Beverley W

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, Loving the flowers and the overall composition, love from Jackie D

Lynne Mills said...

H Sue, what a fabulous girlie card, just love it. Have a geat day "wilsonettes" its 24 degrees already in Southampton. Lol Lynne m x x xx

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Like this cards alot.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Cardgenie said...

Sue, absolutely love the flowers on todays card. Must get my hands on that die! Jean

Gillian xXx said...

Love that stripey card. I often use another die cut for my tag 2 as a shadow as i have seen you do it before. Thanks!
Gillian xXx

utilitygirl said...

Hi Sue
Great card, as usual. Love those flowers with the text on the petals.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Great card as always.
I am liking the idea of the Kraft Card and the Newsprint flowers.
Might just have a go at that.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Although i'm not a craft card person, i do like the design detail of today's card. in the format that it is today though would be nice for a man or a woman who is not into all the feathers and fluff style of card.
Thank you
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Do like the Kraft card and the flowers look great.

Margaret O
xxx.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, love the flowers, my flowers never look that good!!!
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue fantastic card I love the newspaper flowers and the way you used them I am starting to like kraft card.
Smiles
Ita

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful girly card . I do like the Kraft card have used it many time for male cards
I am off on holiday tomorrow so will catch up with your blog when i get home
Take care
Hazel G X

Paper Junkie said...

Another brilliant card Sue - don't know how you do it - but so glad you do! X

Pauline A said...

Just catching up with your blog after having spent 3 days in the Lakes. I love the flowers and the card is lovely and simple. After a spot of gardening will sit down to do some crafting. Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugs. Pauline A x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card looks amazing, I am definately gonna give this one a go. Love Sam xxx

iggy said...

like the colours............nice one as per x

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Love the newsprint flowers, it gives an unusual look. xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Just the sort of card I adore making. I can 'see' it in many other colourways too. Kraft card in fab and I really like the gold stripe version. Now all I have to do is get my hands on those elusive Vintage Floret dies. Can't find them anywhere :(
Sue

lynda said...

Stunning card Sue just love love love it the flowers are beautiful Thame care Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Howdy said...

Love everything about this one, sue

Sandy H said...

Hi Sue, great card - the flowers look fantastic.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue,
The flowers are super, not so sure about the craft card here though!
Take care Jackie C XXX

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , love this card the flowers are gorgeous. I'm definitely becoming a Kraft card convert.
Val C xx

Anonymous said...

Like this one very much, Sue. Kraft and black very smart and love those flowers.

'P' in Wales

Crafty Nanna said...

Great card Sue, if the flowers were changed to something for the fellas would be a great male card too. Very versatile

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue , like the design of today's card but I would use some other card than kraft card for my base just not keen to it . Love the printed flowers though !
Hugs
Jean D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the Kraft and the gold stripey card, The newsprint flowers are very different and really gorgeous.
This is a stunning card I really love it.
Best wishes, Brenda Lel xxx

Susan White said...

Love the newspaper flowers Sue!

Thanks Susan

Cee Bee said...

Love the style of card still not sure about kraft paper and card, you haven't converted me yet.

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Cee Bee said...

Love the style of card still not sure about kraft paper and card, you haven't converted me yet.

Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely card today !! I am not so keen on Kraft card but I like the card with the gold stripes on it. Your cascading flowers are just beautiful and I love the gold embossing powder you have put on the edges of them. The newspaper print makes them look very shabby chic and I really like that look. A very nice card Sue . Lots of love Tres x x x

magpie said...

Loving this card Sue. It's quirky and love the print flowers. The gold on the edges are a great added extra. It's nice to see the kraft card again and love the gold striped card that breaks it up. The black card behind the tag gives a very clever shadow look. Just love it! xx Love Karen xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love the flowers on this card today. The newsprint look is so cool. My granddaughters terminology I seem to be catching on to. I hear it so often. Am now off to have a rant at C & C. They seem to be mucking Julia about at the moment. Putting here shows on when no one can watch them on freeview.

CraftyJo said...

Very different and also very pretty :)

Dawn said...

I don't think it is possible to make a bad card with these flowers, they are just fabulous, I like the news print twist and the gold embossing powder adds to their opulence. A striking card x

nikkib said...

gorgeous, cant beat Kraft card and loving the Vintage Florets dies..... x

Julie Goodall said...

oooh that's different. Love the flowers. Really pretty card.xx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Wow!! What a great card.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a different look you have achieved using Kraft card and newsprint, its got a vintage look about it.
Alison B. x

Suebak said...

I feel this card has a lovely natural flow to it.
Susan x

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
This is my type of card- I love it lots, everything about it. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Vie Carter said...

I love the colour and layout of this card, just my sort of card

I guess the flowers were made with your old dictionary bought back home in the thrift store, great idea, looks cool

Vie
x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card! I like the printed flowers and their composition. The gold embossed edges just add that little bit of luxury. Fab idea. I love using kraft card too.

Sandy

jeffrey bubbles said...

Fabulous card Sue Love the flowers Kathy xx

sued99 said...

Wow. this is definitely one of my very favourites.

TOB said...

simply beautiful. hugs x

Karen said...

I am fast becoming a kraft card junkie! I like the idea of the newsprint flowers - very clever
Another fab card
Luv
Karen xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, wow, kraft is fast becoming my favourite with your samples, love it with the gold and black. Next one on my list I think. Bx

jennywren1947 said...

Hi sue nice card really like the flowers Hugs chrisx

Jane said...

Wonderful I love these flowers beautiful card.

Jane xx

carol edwards said...

Great card Sue, love the kraft and how you use it. The flowers are beautiful

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love this one! Great design and love the newsprint flowers! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Nighthawk said...

Wow this is very girlie, love the newsprint flowers.

Phi said...

Oh love the feel of this card. Strong and bold. How gorgeous are those flowers!!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful, love those flowers

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning card Sue xx Jan

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
WHAT LOVELY CARD FLOWERS ARE GORGOUS
GREAT IDEA WITH THE GOLD FLAKES.
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.

Joanne2403 said...

Lovely card and the flowers are just beautiful, I am drawn to flowers with print, they just look amazing, tfs

Jennifer Swandells said...

Sorry Sue, I can't remember if I commented on this card or not!! It is a lovely card and the flowers are absolutely gorgeous. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

geneve said...

great card idea for those that are not girlie

Helen Barker said...

Love the Kraft card with a touch of gold,and the flowers are gorgeous.
Helen Bx

Barbara said...

Love the flowers, really pretty!

Cards by Ziggy said...

Such a beautiful card, this is my kind of girly

Vick said...

Such a beautiful card hugs, Vick the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
My YTChannels vixcrafts &saturatedcanary

Diane Mortimer said...

So lovely
Diane from Glasgow