Saturday, 3 August 2013

With Gratitude

Hi bloggers!  Just taking a stroll back through some of my folders from older shows and found this card to show today.  The background was created using the Floral Flourishes stamp from Justrite stamps.  I used the Brushed Pewter distress stain and covered the stamp with it. While you won't get the sort of look that you get from a dye based ink, it does stamp and give an interesting look. I used it here on a deep purple card for a nice contrast.  Once stamped, I cut the piece up into three panels and mounted them on to silver metallic card.  I wrapped a piece of silver seam binding around the card and taped the ends to the back.  I added a messy bow and some silver tulle to the left side edge using glue dots.  I made a rose out of silver card and seated it on the bow.  I stamped the background on white card using the same stain.  I then stamped my sentiment using a black archival ink an die cut it using Vintage Labels Two.  I tucked the edge under the bow.  I finished the card with a double silver mat with a pierced inner layer.  A really quick and simple card which can be easily changed to suit any occasion.  Finished dimensions are 6" x 7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x








147 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous card, love the panels and that rose is sumptious.

Wilma Brown said...

Love the way you have used the panels, Sue, as always your card is gorgeous. Such an unusual colour theme bur very effective.

Wilma x x x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
A lovely card, the background effect is fab, love the flower it looks like metal. Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue great card thank you, it's unusual for you to use metalic card ,Ilike it bye for now take care Kitty.

Debs A said...

Morning sue another lovely card love how you have made the background. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Corinne said...

Hi Sue havnt posted comment on your Blog as am away quite lot but happy to see your cards are as stunning as ever hugs Corinne

TDQ Karen said...

Love the simplicity of this card and the background stamp is lovely. Very effective xx

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue, love the BG paper.

Anonymous said...

Morning
Lovely card - the rose is really stunning. The card is very pretty and can so easily be adapted. I'll be trying this one myself.
Lisa x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love the card and the pewter and silver together.sun trying to break through but not out yet.
Have a great day and weekend.

Love June
xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the background - must have a go at this - looks amazing.
Rgs
Clare W

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What an elegant gift for today.
It may be simple to make but it certainly shouts elegance.
I love the colour scheme and silver can be used for so many occasions. As you say the format is so simple but certainly one of those cards to be in your box for any emergency by just changing the tag.
Janet x

Crafty Lark said...

Good morning Sue, love the panels and great design. xx Flora

Eemeli said...

Wow! This sure looks amazing. Love the shimmer.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Elizabeth Peake said...

A lovely unusual card which is very striking and can be adapted to any colour combination.

Great for any occasion

Luv n hugs

Beth xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue A wonderful card and love the colour combo. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Really interesting card sue.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card love the background card Tracy w x

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Fantastic card today. Love the colours and hoe elegant it looks. Have a good

karenlotty said...

Simple but oh so effective!

Maryann Laursen said...

A very unusual card for you Sue, but I really like it too, and as you say, sooo easy to make suitable to any occasion too. Gorgeous flower and I love the black and silver together, it looks so elegant.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card, that could be adapted to suit many occasions.
Best wishes, Brenda Lel xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW its amazing, the silver really pops. Love the rose a twist on a classic Sue.
A very elegant and stunning card.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Great card. I love the background, will have to try that! Have a good weekend. Take care.

kimberley said...

Very pretty card Sue -love the bows and the rose,take care,x.

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, I love triptych cards and this one is very elegant. I have never stamped with distress stains but look forward to trying it - thank you.

Hugs, Belinda. X

Joanna Dickson said...

Good Morning. I just think it looks like a present/gift. Uncomplicated, but really effective.
Have a great weekend.
Love
Jo x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card, love the colours, and the rose and background stamp are stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rachel Taylor said...

I love the silver grey look on this card Sue
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love today's card, I would not have thought of using distress again, must give it a go. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card and colour combination today. Kind regards Joanne K x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Another stunner out of your collection - it must be huge your
collection - have a good weekend
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a really stunning card and one which can easily be adapted for any occasion with any colour. Love it! Enjoy your weekend.
YvonneMayxx

Jane said...

Very nice love the effect.

Jane xx

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card Sue love the background and the colour. It's a card for all occasions.

Sarah h

Jan.moogie said...

Love the effect, love the colours and love the card. Gorgeous. x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue, Love the look of this one, the background looks very exquisite, very metallic look. An unusual colour scheme but one that works so well.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Heather Rogers said...

This a lovely technique for a background. Funny enough I was going to use mydistress stains today so I will give it a go. Thank you for sharing.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Sue, fabulous background and colours, Kate x

Marion said...

Hi Sue really like the idea of the panel background.must try this.
Marion H

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Such an elegant card - the colours are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs, Rose

Gail said...

Morning, yet again another beautiful card. Love the panel effect.
Gail Cx

Dawn Searle said...

Hi Sue another beautiful card, you give us so much inspiration, long may it continue. Love the colours particularly

Hugs
Dawn S.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
You never fail to amaze what a gorgeous card, what a fantastic result you have achieved with stamping the background. I love the rose it really adds to the luxury look of the card.
Margaret corgi owner

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Unusual colours for you to use today but it certainly works. Where would we be without your daily inspiration? The card is beautiful another 'must do' to add to my ever increasing list lol
Jus x
Heather T

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, I like the way you have used the panels, its a great effect.
Alison B. x

nannapat said...

I love the background on this card Sue - really effective. Your rose is just perfect as usual and looks gorgeous against the background. Pat x

yvonne (seom) said...

This is a lovely card Sue, not over the top in a funny sort of way, yet a lot going on. I like it. very pretty.

Janice K said...

This may have been a quick card to make but Wow! it certainly looks very opulent and I can see the design being great for any occasion-one to remember when time is short. Thank you for the great idea Sue! x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the way you have done the background, never tried stamping with distress stain. The overall effect is gorgeous.

Lacelady said...

Stunning stamp, and love the panels.

gwen70 said...

Love the colour Sue and the panels

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the panels I do that when I am trying to use up odd sizes of card from my bit box, also love the the rose.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

This might be a quick card but it is very beautiful and great effect. X

Jax said...

Hi Sue,Sinple but beautiful. Jackie. x

Brooke b said...

Good morning, beautiful card once again. Love the three panels.
JB xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card, love the background very effective, and the rose is so pretty and for me this size bow is just right.
Lydia
X

Jackie Durrant said...

hi Sue, I must confess my first thought before I read your blog notes was that it would make a very suitable sympathy card so it shows how versatile a card it can be. Love from Jackie D

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Love that stamp used for the background. The flower as usual is just perfect
Audrey x

raineysheep said...

Very pretty could use this for lots of situations
Thank you for the inspiration
Raineysheep x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love the background xx hazel

Jackie Meechan said...

Love the panels, and the colours are great. Love the way you try new and old ways to enhance things.

Have a great weekend
hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Sandybee said...

Another great card Sue, a very pretty background

xx Sandra

nattyboots said...

Well you have done it again Sue
Such a scrumptious card ,i love it

Elaine H X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Really pretty card love the background stamp and the way you have made it into panels.

Have a good weekend

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jean Z said...

I love the colours on this card it is a beautiful card love Jean Z xx

Jean Johnston said...

The purple colour appears as black on my pc and the silver flower also photographs as black so the card is monochrome but still looks very striking. I love the design of the three panels.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card, love the panels they are so effective. Bx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card, love the silver stamping over the dark blue. love the flower too. Emma

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Sadly they colour isn't showing up so well on my screen but it's a lovely card.
Love Val x

Beryl Treble said...

Morning Sue, love the card. The flower is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue.
This is pretty. The purple is beautiful and rich, it looks almost monochrome on my screen for some of the pictures, then I got a good look at it lower down.
Love Jackie C XXX

Brenda Hanlon said...

Very striking effect, love the rose

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A very elegant card this morning, love how you have done the background and the colours are lovely and the silver flower really adds a great touch.

Love Sheila xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Those panels are beautiful and the siver rose is stunning.

Maggie said...

This is a very unusual card. Not sure that the photo does it justice as I bet it gleams in real life. Clever use of panels. xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card today, the rose is stunning. Thank you for your inspiration. Take care, Jess xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning. Love the background effect. Hugs, Carol S.xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card, love the stamping and the panels are so effective. The flower and bow are gorgeous. Stunning in it's simplicity.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Janice Wallace said...

simple yet stunning. The panels are very effective, and I love the silver flower.
Janice W

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
What an elegant, sophisticated card today. Just lovely.
Erica x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue X. Have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the purple and silver together. Simple, elegant, stunning.
Beverley W

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, love this card. It would also make a really good sympathy card by just changing the words to thinking of you.

Hugs

Anonymous said...

Lovely card.

Phil D

greendragon said...

Gorgeous!

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue.This is a lovely card. I think the simplicity makes it. Oh, that Rose, scrumptious. Have a great day. Hugs. 3362 Jan. x

Cardgenie said...

Sue, What a lovely background - I'm going to try that for my Christmas Cards - I love purple and silver! Have a great weekend. Jean

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful. I love the way you have done the paneling, it really sets the card off, must try this one.
Love Jan x x

Bosquie said...

A very different card.The textures and colours are lovely,and the silver rose looks stunning XX

snowqueen62 said...

Just gorgeous! Love the panels and the glorious rosé.
Hugs Sue x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card for today !! The only problem is that my screen does not show the true colours properly. This is a lovely stamp. Making panels is a great idea and I must try this !! I think yesterday's card is great !! I love the card and the techniques you have used !! Basically I love them all !!! How do you keep coming up with all these new ideas ? You are so clever !! I can't wait to see you on tv again. It still feels like such a long time to wait. Have a great crafty weekend love Tres x x x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, a really lovely card. The panels make the card look very posh.
X Ros

Janice said...

a beautiful card Sue, Love the stamp that you have used. Janice x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a stunning card love the
panels and the colour, still having problems
getting your pictures to come up it
must be my laptop I had to go into
a slide show to see Julia's pics.
and when I pressed back it took me
back to yours and hey presto there
they were.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

simply beautiful

mol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Loving the tryptich on this one and the rose embellishment is beautiful.
ValCXx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous - such a simple idea cutting the piece into three and yet it looks so special.

Lisa said...

Ooh love this effect! Just had to buy this distress stain this morning!

Thanks for showing this beautiful card, Sue

Lisa
:D

Jill Liddle said...

Love thw colours on this card.

Anonymous said...

Love how you have achieved this background effect Sue, has made a very classy card that could be used for many occasions. Have a good weekend, Edwina

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous, love that background, thank you x

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card today. Will certainly try.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
I was about to start on a wedding card, so I will look through my 12 x 12 stash and see what I have to adapt with lovely card. x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love today's card really exquisite , and the Rose sets it off beautifully .thanks Sue.
Hugs
Jean D

redfox said...

Ooh, I love it! Purple is my favourite colour and silver looks so stunning with it. I have this stain so I MUST try to give this a go. Thanks Sue. Love Sarah

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Todays' card is lovely with the all over pattern background on the purple card and the sentiment stamp done with the same silver look background. Lovely segmented in the triple panel gives it a beautiful look but as you simply done.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue fantastic card love the way you achieved the background,and the silver bow and flower is lovely.I think the photo of this card has not done it justice,it is very gray on my screen,
Smiles
Ita

Craftychris said...

Wonderful! xx

Pauline A said...

A lovely simple card Sue. Have a great weekend. Hugs x Pauline A

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, again simple but elegant.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Julie Bee said...

p.s.

i am still persevering with the roses.

Julie Bee

TOB said...

lovely card can't quite see how beautiful the colour purple is in the photo, but I love the panels and your rose is gorgeous as usual. hugs x

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, what a beautiful card, love the background and the bow and flower are just stunning. Love Jean xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

i Sue, this background is totally amazing!!! Gorgeous colours too. I just love it. Hugs Sam xxx

hollyberry said...

Love the colours of this card and the rose is gorgeous!

magpie said...

Beautiful card Sue. I'm loving this stamp, the pewter with the silver card and the panel technique. Always has a wonderful effect. Have a great day xx Love Karen xx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Love the way you have stamped and cut them out as panels. This is such an unusual colour Sue. Hope you have a great weekend.

Karen said...

Beautiful effect
Luv
Karen xx

Susan White said...

Really like the background effect and the panels on the card - lovely!

Thanks, Susan

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous, love the elegant look

Suebak said...

Sue,

I love the variety you offer in your card samples and.... that you share your ideas. Thank you.

Susan x

Barbara said...

Love the metallic feel of the card, the rose is very pretty!

Sonia Jones said...

Gorgeous card today hugs Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Really unusual card, Sue, love the three-panel background and the metallic look.

'P' in Wales

Laura O said...

fab card ,love the way you made three panels and the rose is fantastic.Laura O

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
What a fantastic background effect, I love that. It looks like some kind of metal.
Another stunning card
Have a Great Weekend

Patricia xxx

nikkib said...

what a lovely card, love how the background becomes the focal point of the card... love it... x

englishrose897 said...

Great card, love the background. Have a great weekend

Howdy said...

Brilliantly simple

Marisa Job said...

Hello Sue! This is a beautiful card!! I also wanted to thank you for mentioning my name during the Create and Craft Show in Vegas CHA. I'm so glad you like my blog and designs; coming from you, this is a great complement!! Let me know if you ever need help and I hope I can meet you in person at the next CHA Show in LA where I live. Have a great weekend! Big hugs!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the background stamp especially since I just ordered it from Sam at creative studios so can't wait to try this when it arrives.
Best wishes, Pat

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!

I love the panels and the colour theme is lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

SusanP, Kent said...

The Brushed Pewter distress stain is fantastic on purple and gives a much more 'painterly' look to the stamped image. Love the panels and the rose is gorgeous too.
Sue

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card- really love the rose. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. Super card and metallic look flower. Xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue gosh i am late today but this card is sooo stunning real classy looking .. hugs sarah xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sue
gorgeous card and great effect. x

weefortune said...

Stunning card. Elaine xx

Vie Carter said...

Like the panel effect and layout


great card
Vie
x

Dawn said...

Another striking card, I like the simple style of this card and your flower is fabulous! x

lynda said...

Sorry late post but just thought i would say how beautiful this card is Sue. Hugs Lynda Brock xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, what a great card

regards
Lorraine - Scotland
xxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
CRACKING BACKING PAPER, LOVE MAKING MY OWN BACKING PAPER WITH STAMPS AS YOU KNOW NO ONE WILL HAVE ONE LIKE IT. THINK THE TAG FOR THE SENTIMENT A BRILL IDEA AS NOT ALWAYS ROOM ON THE CARD. BRILL JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Katielouise said...

Hi Sue
Missed this card yesterday I couldn't get a good enough signal to get the pictures.
This is a stunning card, the pewter distress stain on top of the purple card looks amazing, the stamp you have used gives it a regal look as if it should be in a palace.
Love the silver rose, I thought it had been made out of metal as it looks so shiny and perfectly cut, until I read your method I still think it looks amazing.
The silver seam binding really finishes the card off brilliantly. The sentiment tag is lovely.

Great card as always Sue.

Thank you for your hard crafting and work on this blog.

Hugs x best wishes from Katie-Louise sweetlove x

Joanne2403 said...

Really pretty card and I really do love the effect of cutting the background into three pieces, tfs Sue x

Diane Mortimer said...

I actually love doing cards with panels on them, I feel it gives the card depth
Diane from Glasgow