Thursday, 22 August 2013

Happy Birthday To My Friend



Hi Crafters!  How's this for a clean and simple style?  What's more, it's relatively flat (except for the flatback pearls, that is!)  Can you believe it! LOL   And yes, I did do this card.  Every once in awhile I just like to get a little bit inky and have a good old fashioned play!  For this card, I used the Vintage Labels Three from Justrite stamps and cut an aperture in a piece of copy paper using the largest size in the set. I taped my copy paper over a piece of coconut white card.  Using several distress inks, Mustard Seed and Fired Brick, I carefully inked through my aperture to create a sunset sort of effect.  I tend to pounce rather than rub with my cut 'n dry foam around the edges, that way I don't catch the edge of the copy paper and lift it accidentally.  Once I was happy with the colour coverage, I removed the copy paper.  I used the Floral Thank you silhouette flower and inked it with a black archival and stamped it off  centre.  I added my sentiment below in black and three flatback pearls in the opposite corner.  A black mat to frame it, then a double white pierced mat to finish it off.  Super simple and super quick and quite pretty, I think too!  Finished dimensions are 7" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x





150 comments:

Pam said...

Very stylish but pretty

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card
and I remember you on C&C when you
first appeared with Sheena and you
had seaside stamps you had done
and you inked and coloured a lot
I did like them but you have really
moved on since then.
Nancyd xx

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Such a lovely card - very striking. I love the flower stamp. Has given me some inspiration for using some silhouette stamps I have.
Lisa x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

BEAUTIFUL, love this look of the silhouette in front of a beautiful sunset, probably not the look you was after but beautiful all the same.

The stamp is divine.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card, wonderful colours.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Very different for you now but I do remember back to when you did a fair bit of inking and stamping.
I really like the simplicity of this. I am not "stamper" have loads that I never use. This has given me the inspiration to get some out of the box and use them.
Thank You
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you, such an elegant card take care Kitty

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card,love this idea, and keep meaning to try it, this has given me more inspiration. Bx

CraftyAnn said...

What a very striking card, I love stamping and will be giving this technique a go for Christmas cards. I will change the colours to shades of blue and use I tree stamp.
Take care.

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue. Well this is different for you and how lovely it is. Sometimes simple just works.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

A stunning card, and so simple to do too! Love it!

Love Jean xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Simply beautiful! I love this card. I need to practice my blending alot more before I get something that looks remotely like yours! Take care.

Jan.moogie said...

Simply stunning Sue x

Astrid Maclean said...

Very different but I for one really like it!!

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I love the simplicity of today's card, you have gone back to your roots. It was you and Sheena that started me on stamping, since my addiction to Spellbinders I don't do much stamping but this card has made me want to do some.
Hugs x
Heather T

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Today's gift is more than super pretty it's so elegant and come into my folder of less is more.
Simple it may be but certainly makes that great statement of 'look at me'.
This will certainly go into my must do file.
Janet x

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, I love this card...your inking against the silhouette...stunning Carole ZX

sonja_w said...

Simple but very effective and eye catching . Love it x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - lovely - it's another must try!
Rgs
Clare W

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I really like this card, and I love the font on the sentiment!
Strange to see a card without a Die on it!
But a lovely card to receive!
LoveMarg

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, this mornings Card is truly Awesome I Love it, I also love all the different Techniques that you have used, and I so love how you bring so many different ideas to your Blog please keep doing this, hugs love from Sam Smithard x

Anonymous said...

Hi sue
Very bright card love the idea thank you Tracy w

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This has a really 'oriental' feel, and I love it !! The 'sunset' through the aperture is gorgeous, and the stamp is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card - Now I'll have to get that stamp, too!
Hugs, Rose

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful simple elegant card I love it gorgeous colours on the sunset effect and the pure black stamped image looks stunning.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

kimberley said...

Very different style from you today but I do like it,take care,x.

TDQ Karen said...

So different yet beautiful, lovely card xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This is a take you breath away card it is so simple and striking, I love it.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Rosie said...

Although I love all your designs, clean and simple is my own 'usual' style, so this is perfect!

Nanny Jo said...

What a quick card to make, Sue....I can see it in different colours and shapes... Is 7.30am too early to start crafting??? LOL
Jo x

Laura O said...

pretty card Sue ,clean and simple.Laura O

cuilliesocks said...

I love this card Sue, but then I'm a stamper. Gorgeous stamp and fabulous colours. Please do more like this, Kate x

karenlotty said...

I love it, love it, love it, cheery & easy to post Now what can I use as a template until the dies come off my Need List!

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. What a beautiful card. It really makes you feel warm. Lovely. Xx

Annie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!! The stamp is divine, striking colours xx

Anonymous said...

What a striking card - loved the sunset colouring when it was shown with the bonsai tree. Definitely a quick card for many occasions. Love it Sue.
YvonneMayxx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely simply clean looking card. X

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, beautiful clean and fresh looking card and love it. Have a great.day.

Love June
xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Lovely card, I love stamping, it always makes me feel I'm really crafting so happy to see you doing something simple , stylish and inky!

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card sue i love this colour combination of distress inks and use it often with mustard seed also.xx hazel

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, the effect of the inking is very striking. I remember the early shows when you stamped all the time.
Audrey x

englishrose897 said...

Sue a very striking card today. Sally

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

I love this card! Very effective and dramatic in a way

I must see if I can do as good a job!!!

Smiles

June x

Crafty Nanna said...

Good morning Sue, it is so good to be back. Lovely card this morning, has definitely given me inspiration.

Have a good day,
hugs Lynn

foxyg said...

Stunning card, Sue.

Marion Bull said...

Beautiful! Clean and simple this card is lovely.
Marion x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is beautiful simply elegant. Have a great day. Love Jackie

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Very striking card that is gorgeous. Love the sunset effect and the stamp is beautiful. I really enjoy stamping but since dies have become so popular, I don't do as much so this has given me some inspiration to get my inks and stamps out and have a "play". Thanks Sue.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Well i don't know if this a new Sue that has come and taken over, or an old Sue that is back, but your cards are definately not in the Sue Wilson guise that we are used to.
The simple and elegant cards of the last few days are very different and such a change in design. No big bows and pins, pearl drops around the edge or the fancy pearl or gem stone frons.
These cards are beautiful, but i am getting withdrawal symptoms (lol). I need an all out fancy, bow, pins, everything pleaseeee.
Another very striking, elegant card to be proud off.
Thank you Sue,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, so different for you. A very striking card with perfect stamping - something I find difficult to do. Thinks - should try harder! Do like this, but am hooked on your 'usual' style.

'P' in Wales

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Wonderful, eye catching card. Sometimes the simplest cards are the most striking. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Never think to use my dies like this, thanks for the inspiration

Anonymous said...

Well, Sue, so different for you. A very striking card with perfect stamping - something I find difficult to do. Thinks - should try harder! Do like this, but am hooked on your 'usual' style.

'P' in Wales

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Simply beautiful. Will definitely be having a go.
Love Jan x

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the flower stamp.

Clare x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, I try and keep things I have to post as flat as I can due to the postage costs, but cards I give in person get the raised bits and extra bling.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This card is so simple but looks absolutely stunning !! I love the sunset colours you have used and I really love the justrite flower stamp to. It has been on my wish list for ages now. I also really like that sentiment as well. I think something similar to this with toned down colours and a different sentiment would be make a lovely sympathy card. It is strange looking at a card with no dies used on it !! Thanks for sharing all these lovey ideas with us.
lots of love Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning sunset, love the simplicity of this card.

Donna Jones

Marion said...

Hi Sue certainly different for you.
love the sunset but this type of craft is not my strong point.
Marion H

nattyboots said...

Very pretty, Simple and clean looking love It !

Elaine H X

Lacelady said...

Oooooh, what a departure from your normal style - how interesting.

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
A VERY PRETTY AND DIFFERENT CARD
TODAY LIKE IT A LOT.MUST GIVE IT A GO.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Very different but very lovely.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

TOB said...

simple but stunning. love the clean and crisp image on this one. hugs x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Not your usual style but love it. Clean and simple looking, had not thought to use dies this way, love the font.
Will be stamping and blending today thanks to your wonderful inspiration.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a simple card, Its simply stunning. A quick make and even better I can adapt it to what dies and stamps I have in my craft stash.
Alison B. x

camelot67 said...

Good morning Sue,

I too am not a stamper but have to agree it's a lovely card so maybe I'll give it a go!. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Jackie Meechan said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card lovely and bright to brighten anyone up.

Hugs
CrftyJacq
xx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card i love it. I like the colours that you have used. just wish i could do it But im going to give it ago. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Jean Johnston said...

Very different from your usual style but it is just as beautiful an a refreshing change.

gwen70 said...

Beautiful Sue, really simple but striking, love the colours

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A different card today but I love the clean lines,just beautiful. Great new way to use the dies must give this a go.
Lydia
X

snowqueen62 said...

Lovely card again Sue. Different to your usual style but really like it.
Hugs Sue x

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Another lovely card, very oriental. x

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue. What a lovely fresh card and a bit of a departure from the style I am used to seeing from you. I can see this approach being useful for Christmas Cards too and will 'have a go'!

Take care

Christine
x

Wendy L said...

Different for you but I do still like it. xxx

Sandybee said...

I really love this silhouette card Sue, beautiful sunset colours

xx Sandra

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I had a fun day with my daughter on Monday , inking and stamping our own vintage paper to cover my daughters wedding favors. We had so much fun and my goodness did we look colourful ourselves when we had finished.

I think your card today is striking, and although I really love your whistle and bow cards, it's lovely to be shown another technique to add to our crafting arsenal especially if you are new to crafting. So thank you Sue.
:-)

Kind regards

Tina X

weefortune said...

GM Sue, Really like this card. Elaine x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Simple but still absolutely gorgeous!

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow - very different for you but still wonderful. I love it.
Beverley W

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Simple and looks stunning.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, just love this card so clean looking, I have loads of stamps but very rarely use them maybe I will have a go love Jean Z xx

hollyberry said...

I love these cards when you do them-simple but dramatic and very beautiful at the same time.

Debbie Tinks said...

Love this card Sue bright and sunny X
Happy Crafting.

fame01 said...

Hi SUE
i really like this yes simple but its gave me ideas to use a lot of my stamps that i dont hardly use i have a lot of ideas now thanks sue for the inspiration . sarah xx

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card. Really striking. Kind regards Joanne K x

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
What a lovely card. I love the simplicity of it and yet it is so striking....must try this technique out.....Rosie

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sue
What a lovely card. I love the simplicity of it and yet it is so striking....must try this technique out.....Rosie

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Love this card which is not very Suelike but amazing.
Love Val x

redfox said...

Morning all, I love stamping so I love this card. I'm going to try this one today and see how well I do! Love Sarah

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, as they say 'less is more', lovely effective card, I have used this method for sympathy and thank you cards, they work out well with a change of colours. Take care, Jess xx

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue.
What a change. Simple but pretty. I do like using different techniques.
Love from Jackie XXX

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the colours too. Emma

Izzwizz said...

Hi Sue, loving your inky goodness :-) what a ray of sunshine on a dreary day. Maddy x

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, great card. Love the technique. I also remember when I first saw you on C&C and you gave me much inspiration for stamping and inking! Thank you!

Hugs, Belinda. X

vivjose said...

Hello Sue,
What a stunning card, I love it.

Hilary said...

Morning Sue. Something very different, and just as beautiful!
Enjoy your day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Joanne2403 said...

Certainly different but shows that these dies aren't just useful for cutting but can be used many different ways, gives me a few new ideas, thanks for the inspiration Sue :)

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, stunning card. Love the simplicity of it.

minx said...

Hi Sue this is so different for you and it's beautiful, another great way to show the versatility of the dies and I love the colours xx

Vie Carter said...

Brillant, wonderful use of stamps and ink

Lovely

Vie
x

utilitygirl said...

Lovely card Sue - simple but stunning

Kate's Cards said...

Simplicity!

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

I remember when you did this card on C & C, it is so simple but you manage to make it look stunning.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Good Morning Sue,stunning in its simplicity, I love the colours you used.Thank you for all the inspiration.
Smiles
Ita

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, A simple, classy, clean cut card that's simply lovely, love the colours you have used!
Hugs
Jean D

Katie-Louise said...

Dear Sue
Love this card. This is beautiful blending and over stamping
A stunning card. I'm glad you have some fun too!
Best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove

Janice Wallace said...

Lovely, but certainly not your usual card, but then we should all try many different ideas, after all that's why we all look at blogs. Thanks for steering some of us in another direction.
Janice W

Vanessa said...

Love the simplicity of this card, thanks for the tip on how to do the blending. Another winner, congratulations Sue
Vanessa L

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, simple and striking, so effective. Love from Jackie D

Maryann Laursen said...

GOSh this is soo beautiful even it´s kept soo simple. Awesome colors and fantastic lay out.I love it.

Helen Barker said...

Very simple but oh so effective.Lovely.
Helen Bx

Sonia Jones said...

Lovely card this today. Really simple but so eye catching. Hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, Love the clean fresh elegant look at this card - I will certainly give this a try. It's nice when you show the something a little different. I could see this working with blues and greens and maybe yacht or something connected to sea/water stamped on it. - would be a great one for the men
Thank you for your amazing inspiration,
love Brenda Lel xxx

lynda said...

Hi Sue i think this card is stunning so bright and so pretty love the silhouette flower stamp it is just perfect.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

nannapat said...

Very effective design Sue, the colours in the background are gorgeous. Pat x

nannapat said...

Very effective design Sue, the colours in the background are gorgeous. Pat x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, yesterday's card looked very clever and today's very simple but stunning.
X Ros

CraftyJo said...

Love it!

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
Great card I love doing these backgrounds they are stunning for a card.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

magpie said...

A lovely bright and cheerful birthday card Sue. It would make anyone smile! Love the shading of the inking and a gorgeous stamp. Just wonderful! xx Love Karen xx

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. love this card. Elegant. I can not stamp to save my life, wish I could. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, an absolutely stunning card!!! I just love the effect you've created for the background, its so beautiful!! Sounds easy but...hmmm... we'll see. I'll give it a go!! Love sam xxx

Kim M said...

What a lovely card!
Hugs
Kim M
x

Susan White said...

I often use this technique - just love silhouette stamps! This one is just beautiful.

Thanks, Susan

Meg said...

Very effective Sue. Like this a lot.

Margaret O
xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

wow Sue this one is so different for you, and nice to see a flat card, (cheaper to post!!)

Anonymous said...

Hi
Another great way to use our dies. I love that stamp. Overall a striking effect.
Kayleigh B xx

Janice K said...

This may be a simple card but its very effective. Thank you for the inspiration. x

Paper Junkie said...

I love it! X

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I really like the simplicity of this card. I have done something similar in the past but using sticky notes to make the frame. Why didn't I think of using a die? Because I'm not Sue! Now it's been pointed out I can make lots with lovely shapes with loads of dies. Thank You.
Frances

nikkib said...

I do like this Sue and will try this as it would look stunning with silhouette stamps..... x

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
What a warm, rich and elegant looking beautiful card, it really has style.
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

Except for the piercing, I wouldn't have picked this out as one of your cards but I think it's beautiful

mol x

ALI said...

Beautiful card.

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue loved this card very striking colours, I must put more colour into my cards
Hugs Carol x

Karen said...

such a different style of card for you Sue. It is stunning. Another idea that I have never used but will be doing in the future
Luv
Karen xx

Carol S. said...

What a beauty! Stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

WOW Sue, what an amazing card so striking, love it.
Please can you tell where I can get this beautiful stamp.

Hugs Jan x x

Sandy G said...

I love to use this technique. Very effective and striking, yet so simple to do. Gorgeous card.

Maggie said...

Fabulous. Love the colours, the stamp and the simplicity. Must give this a go. xx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FABULOUS CARD, JUST RIGHT FOR AUTUMN. THINK I MAY HABE TO HAVE A GO AT MAKING THIS,
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

carole jeffery said...

So simple yet so stunning.

Barbara said...

Love it when you get back to basic stamping. Clean and simple is nice for a wee change, beautiful card!!!

Gail said...

Gorgeously elegant xx GailT xx

caroline said...

really stunning card, great colors
caroline x

mazzer said...

Morning Sue. Love this card for its sheer simplicity and color. Hugs Marilyn xx

Diane Mortimer said...

Lovely and simple
Diane from Glasgow

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