Thursday, 26 September 2013

Congratulations In Teal

Hi my crafty friends!  I love teal and I love buckle cards so it shouldn't be a surprise to see them both together here!  I think it comes to life when you add some pretty matching stamps like these from Justrite.  I stamped the Lace Vintage Labels Three in black and embossed them with clear powder on teal card.  I used the largest stamp for the centre, then stamped the slightly smaller designs twice to use on either side.  I cut all of them out with the matching dies to create frames.  I cut a strip of coconut white card and cut both ends into forks.  Using the over, under method, I wove the strip through the frames and then taped them into place from the back and added a strip of mounting foam.  Next I created the background for my focal element.  Using a wide strip of teal card, I embossed it in my Interlocking Circles embossing folder and added some flatback pearls to some of the junctions.  I added a thin black mat to it.  I cut a larger piece of white card and added embossed vertical lines using an embossing board to the top and bottom.  I mounted my embossed teal strip in the centre to finish my background.  I added my buckle feature to the middle of the card, then used the pretty frame from the Justrite Elegant Large Sentiment set.  I used a clear perfect Medium pad and white embossed it.  I cut it out with the matching Vintage Labels Four die.  I stamped it again and embossed it with white and stamped my sentiment in the middle with a black Archival pad.  I hand cut around the inner part of the frame this time.  Once cut, I inked it lightly with Peacock Feather distress ink to highlight the white embossing and frame my sentiment.  I mounted it on foam in the centre of my buckle feature.  I added a thin black mat before finishing with a double white pierced mat to complete my buckle card.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x










140 comments:

Pam said...

Lovely card and I love the buckle too.

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely card, stunning colours, and could be very suitable for a male card. Bx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
love the colour thank you another ant occasion card take care Kitty

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue,gorgeous card and in my favourite colour. Kind regards Joanne K x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue,gorgeous card and in my favourite colour. Kind regards Joanne K x

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue,gorgeous card and in my favourite colour. Kind regards Joanne K x

jane gray said...

Hi sue, another lovely card. I love buckle cards especially for men's cards as they can be dressed down, with a simple greeting, but still look stunning.

Take care
Janex

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love this card the colours are great thank you Tracy w x

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue love the colour and the buckle style, fabulous card again
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love teal and buckles too , great card. Lol lynne m x x x

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooooooo beautiful card here too Sue. I´ve missed the teal color lately and it´s just soo beautiful, so great to see you use it again here.

Debs A said...

Morning sue what a great card i love the colours that you have used. It can be used for either male or female cards. I also Love to make buckle cards. Take care sue. Xxx

Debs A

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A really lovely card, I love the teal card and also the peacock feathers distress ink. Great buckle effect.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, great card this morning. Have a wonderful day. Sally x

Jazzylady said...

Morning Sue, an eye-catching card. I too like buckle cards, especially for men's cards and teal is such a lovely colour. Love, Karen

TDQ Karen said...

Got to love a buckle card. Great colour and love the stamping xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Teal is my absolute favourite colour, I love today's card it can be for male or female.
Hugs x
Heather T

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Hi Sue, I'm a teal fan too. This card is great the embossing folder and stamp perfect together.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Teal is my favorite colour card too and this is stunning, love the use of the dies and stamps.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I too love the buckle cards and the colour teal.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I just love the colours you have used. I have ordered the labels 20 dies I couldn't resist any longer. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Sue. Buckle card always great when girlie stuff not appropriate - love the colours.

'P' in Wales

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love teal and black and the peacock feathers ink matches perfectly. Great card.

Love Rosmarie Fishlock xx

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I love this card, teal is mt favorite color. Fantastic.

Rachel Taylor said...

Love today's card , gorgeous colours
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colour combination.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love teal and the embossed vertical lines - but this just doesn't sing to me today for some reason - sorry! Maybe it's just me having an off day already!
Rgs
Clare W

sonja_w said...

Lovely card, the colour combo makes it very striking. x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love today's card, colours and composition. Fab!
Ang x

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the teal amazing colour. I've voted for you in the craft awards fingers crossed xx hazel

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wow what a different card to day. Love the buckle effect. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a treat is today's gift. Teal/white and a Sue's Buckle Card. I still love the teal colour and I still cannot get a buckle card to look somewhat like yours Sue.
So it goes without saying really that I love everything about today's gift and I will continue trying with buckles.
Janet x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Always love your buckle cards and love teal so I'm very happy today!

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Loving the card. Teal is one of my favourite colours. The background embossing folder is lovely.
Lisa x

Victoria said...

Your buckle cards are amazing and this is clearly another winner. Love the teal and black too.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a gorgeous card,I love everyhithing about it.Thanks for showing us how it's done.
Hugs, Rose

Jan.moogie said...

Eye catching, stunningly gorgeous card today Sue, love the colours too.x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Like the style of card but not into the teal, sorry it's too dark for me. This style of card makes a lovely mens card as it is without the frills and bows to dress it up.
love and crafty hugs
Norah

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card, and my favourite colour teak, can be used for many occasions
Hugs
Carolx

snowqueen62 said...

I really like the buckle cards. Great idea for men cards. Love the colour too.
Hugs Sue x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, I just love the teal, great card. Love Jean xxx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card love the teal colour really clever how you make those buckle cards.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a very striking card with black and teal - the buckle effect is great for a man's card too.
YvonneMayxx

Marion said...

Love this one Sue not too fancy and no big bow taking over.
Marion H

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Stunning card. Love the teal and I have got some!!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Another great card today and having just recently purchased this teal coloured card I'm really looking forward to giving it a go. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Anonymous said...

Great card, just the colours for a friend's birthday in November. Mabex

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A lovely man card and a great color

Elaine H X

beachie said...

Hi Sue
That teal is a beautiful colour. Super card and great background too.
Audrey x

Lacelady said...

Buckle cards are my fav! The stamping really enhances those buckles too.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue I too love the buckle cards and I also like the vertical lines to add another dimension to the card. I also like the colour combo as well! In other words, I like everything about it! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card.I also think it would make a great card for the men-maybe without the pearls!

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue, Love this card and absolutely LOVE the colour, embossing and stamping. Your buckle cards always look so lovely - I am still working towards the Sue standard!
Have a great day, love Brenda Lel xxx

Jean Johnston said...

Strong, clear design and another one to add to the arsenal of cards suitable for men. Great.

marg said...

Good morning Sue!
I really like the embossing on the Teal looks lovely with the pearls!
I will have to try the Buckle some day!
Take care
LoveMarg

gwen70 said...

Stunning Sue, love the teal colour, so striking

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful buckle card in that gorgeous teal. I love the way you emboss to bring out the different layers, so clever. Take care.

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
GORGEOUS CARD AGAIN. THE TEAL CARD
IS JUST A SMASHING COLOUR.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous colour and card,

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I too love buckle cards and in that beautiful teal. The embossing is so effective, love the composition.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card but a little too dark for me, I would change the black embossing to white just to lighten it a bit, but the layout is smashing. Sorry.
Love Jan x x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card and the teal
is still one of my favorites colours
too.
Nancyd xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very bold design with gorgeous embossing. Lovely colour. Thank you for sharing

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card. My favourite colour too. X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, the teal card is very appealing. Love it.
Lydia
X

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue.X happy crafting

Anonymous said...

Lovely card beautiful colours
Denise Hancock

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, great card and leave off the girlie bits it would make a super male card too.
Have a great day.

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. I really like the buckle effect and the colour is one of my favourites.

Love Val x

kimberley said...

Very striking,take care,x.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your buckle cards and love teal and white together, leave off the pearls and perfect card for a man!
Best wishes, Pat

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. A buckle card hooray. Great colour for a man as it's so bold. No need for a bow so am a happy lady. Thanks. xx Maggie (better without a bow!)

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
I like the colours to they do look great together lovely card.. hugs sarah xx

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, without the pearls would make a great mans card, thanks for your usual inspiration hit for me... xx

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, really like buckle cards and this is no exception! Love the colours.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, as you say you can't go wrong with teal!! love from Jackie D

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, stunning card, love the teal colour. Super male card without the pearls. Take care, Jess xx


Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, These lacy stamps look so good I must invest in them. I wish that my attempts at making buckle cards would turn out half as good as yours. Hugs. Pauline A x

Cazzie D said...

Teal is my favourite colour so this is another fab one for me.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Yet another of your fabulous buckle cards. Love the teal colour...it seems to be a very popular colour this autumn in the fashion world too.

Love Sheila xx

mazzer said...

Hi Sue. Great card and lovely colors. Hugs Marilyn

Erica said...

Lovely card Sue.
Erica x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This is yet another really gorgeous card !! How do you keep coming up with all these wonderful new ideas ? I absolutely love the teal coloured card. It is one of my most favourite colours. It looks great with black embossing to. I love the buckle effect you have made with the frames. I think your interlocking circles background looks perfect with these frames. This is both a very striking and stunning card !! I am disappointed your tv shows have moved by another week so I am now counting down the days until next week. I just cannot wait. At least it looks as though we will be able to see you for three days now instead of one so that is great news !! Lots of love Tres x x x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely buckle card. Change the embellishments and it's suitable for the men in or lives.

Jennifer Swandells said...

What a beautiful card and I love the colours too. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, great card I love the buckle effect which I've used many times since you introduced us to it with many compliments to which I answer "It's another wonderful Sue Wilson idea".
ValC xx

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous and I think quite a masculine card xx Jan

Janice Wallace said...

A great any occasion card.
Janice W

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today
Inspirational I love it
Take Care
Theresa x

Laura O said...

great embossing folder.Laura O

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. Really lovely design today, I love buckle design and teal too, so right up my street.
I was looking back over the blog yesterday, and was amazed at the change in style over time. Take care hon. Jackie C XXX

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue
Oooh I love a buckle card to and in teal its a no brainer. This is fantastic.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the teal.

Clare x

cats said...

Lovely card,loving the teal!...Christine xx

weefortune said...

Hi Sure, not sure about this one, it may grow on me. Crafty Hugs E xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue,

Yes I like you love this teal colour. This is gorgeous.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Naomi said...

Stunning as usual, thanks.

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the effect of this card the colours, the buckle everything.
Alison B. x

Jill Liddle said...

This card is a little "plain" for you Sue, but it works really well. Great mens card.

nzillingworth said...

HI QUEEN OF THE BUCKLE CARDS,
HAS TO BE ONE OF MY FAVORITE CARDS, AMAZING HOW GOOD YOU MAKE THEM LOOK. FAB. HAD A GO AT A FEW BUT CANT SEEM TO GET THEM TO LOOK AS GOOD AS YOURS. NOTICED U DROP THE SIZE SOMETIMES. KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX
PS ANY PICS OF ALLI PALLI?

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

A very striking card today. Love the teal colour.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Another super Buckle Card. I love doing these for "man cards".
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Mac Mable said...

Love the Teal colour and the buckles x

Eemeli said...

Lovely creation. Teal looks fabulous.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today as usual, the teal and coconut go very well together and the way you set out the buckle arrangement is genious.

Craftihappiness to you, love from Pearl

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Lovely colours.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the design of this card Jean Z xx

Susan White said...

Great colour and I love your buckle cards too!

Thanks, Susan

Howdy said...

Your best buckling teal card yet!

Janice K said...

A beautiful card in a lovely colour way. Without the usual ribbon I can see that this would be a great design for a male card. x

Meg said...

Do like your buckle cards.

Margaret O
xxx

mell said...

Just what I needed to cheer up a very depressed me today stunning sue x

Vie Carter said...

love the buckle cards, a little too dark for me though

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the colour and the pearls on the embossed background too.
Donna Jones

Jane said...

Very opulent and regal. I to love Teal.

Jane xx

jeffrey bubbles said...

The Teal and Black is really striking Sue. Fab card as always Kathy xxx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice! Can't believe I have never made a buckle card! (Yet)

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I love those colours too!! Beautiful card. Love Sam xxx

Kate's Cards said...

Teal, it's a winner!!!

Paper Junkie said...

Just love that teal...X

lynda said...

A fabulous card Sue I love your buckle cards the teal & black colour way is lovely. I really must try one myself .
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
A truly beautiful card such lovely colours giving such an elegant look.
Margaret corgi owner

Shazza said...

stunning card, I love teal!!

CaronP said...

Hello Sue. This is a stunning card, love the teal colour.
X x

nannapat said...

Love the buckle and that gorgeous teal Sue. Pat x

Ayelet Barkay said...

Amazing card! Love teal. The embossing came out awesome!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely Card Sue!

I love the teal colour, it's so stunning.

Hope you are keeping well.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

cmu said...

Classy teal! I love what you have done with the sentiment.

Marianna Hammer said...

It's a lovely card :)

Jean Deane said...

Evening Sue, I'm extremely late with my blog today so I will keep it short beautiful card love the teal colour and buckle . Thanks
Night
Jean D

Carol S. said...

I was just having my 'Teal Fix' painting a Christmas fairy. Then I go onto your blog and get another. Gorgeous card. Love ths buckle effect too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sandy H said...

Love this card, teal is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love teal too. Buckle layout is very effective I must try this idea. The stamping is lovely it just finishes of the card.
Kayleigh B xxx

SHARICA said...

gorgeous card love the colours :)

mell said...

Just what I needed to cheer up a very depressed me today stunning sue x

Barbara said...

Beautiful card with the lovely embossing folder by yourself!!!

magpie said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card in the gorgeous teal. Nice buckle card again, which, like everyone else has said, would make a great mans card. xx Love Karen xx

Helen Barker said...

This buckle design is amazing.Love the colour and could be used for any occasion.
Helen Bx

Diane Mortimer said...

I just love that deep teal colour! It is amazing on a card, so vibrant!

Diane from Glasgow xx

Zena McCalmont said...

This will be a wonderful masculine card, which I'm always stuck for ideas. Thank you.
Regards Zena McCalmont. X