Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Get Well Soon

 Hi there everyone!  Skipping around a bit between the bundles and back to the Labels 20 set.  I couldn't quite capture this one on film as well as I had hoped, but it is really pretty in real life.  I had been looking at this piece of decorative paper for awhile, trying to decide what I wanted to use it with as I just loved the mix of colours in it, aqua, peach, rust and black, very unusual.  I decided to micro bead it (as I do! LOL) and use it as my background.  Next I cut two of the Scalloped Borders Two set in black, using one of the lacy inserts with two cutting edges.  I backed them both with our peach card and left a border showing on the bottom using one of the more decorative cutting edges.  I glued them across the corners of the cards and trimmed them even with the card edge.  Next I stamped the Labels 20 Get Well stamp by Justrite  on black card using a clear perfect medium.  I used black embossing powder on it.  This, by the way, is the only time I ever use black embossing powder, when it is on black card.  I always use a black ink and clear powder whenever I want to emboss anything else that is black.  Those pesky little stray bits of powder that sometimes get on your card are far less obvious if they are clear.  I cut the stamped image out with the matching Labels 20 die and mounted it in the centre of my card with foam pieces.  I stamped the two smaller stamps from the set on the peach card and cut them out with their matching dies.  I stacked them in the centre for a straight forward build up of the dies.  I made a rose using the same paper as my backing paper (which I think was Graphic 45, but I am not positive on that) and mounted it on my card with some black tulle.  I added a black swirl cut from the Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose die set around my rose and a black rhinestone swirl in the opposite corner.  Finished the card with a double mat of peach card with my usual piercing technique around the edge.  Certainly doesn't have to be used just as a get well card, but I thought I would show how the sentiments look so nice inside the stamps from the set.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x








146 comments:

Pam said...

It is a lovely card and looks quite dramatic.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the flower and matching background. This combination of nested layers are so lovely and simple. Beautiful way to start my day...

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card and
the colours are very nice have managed to watch two of your shows
so far, the samples are to die for
hope to watch other one today.
congratulations to blog candy winners.
Nancyd xx

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Another lovely card. The focal point looks intricate but is quite simple to achieve. Love the background paper.
Lisa x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, a really lovely card, always love the effect you get with the micro beads and love the border dies. Love Jean xxx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
very pretty card love the beads, thank you take care Kitty.congrats to winners

Rosie said...

It looks really pretty to me!

Eemeli said...

Very elegant and chic. Actually it looks quite dramatic also. Love the flower and the background paper.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, unusual to use the borders at that angel but very effective. Congratulations to the winners xx

tracy w said...

Morning sue
What a beautiful card love the colour theme thank you tracy w x

Anonymous said...

A lovely card, Sue, quite dramatic with the stark black against the very pretty background paper. As always, love the micro beads and flower and border die. Thanks for tips re black embossing.

'P' in Wales

Jan.moogie said...

Love the background paper Sue, the black makes it jump out at you, lovely. x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a really beautiful card, love the background paper and the focal element. Great tip for the black embossing. Congrats to the candy winners Bx

Annie said...

Gorgeous, Sue, love the flower and matching background, just gorgeous all of it. Hugs Annie

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Another stunner just what I need to start my day right. A very dramatic card but i love it. As always I love the micro beading and the flower.
Thanks for the tip with black embossing powder.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Cee Bee said...

well done to the winners one day...........
Love the cards unusual colour combo and the tip for the embossing is priceless I always get in a mess with black powder.
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
I really like this stunning card. Love the micro beaded background, I have a background already made so this will certainly help me finish it off
Hugs
Carolx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is so pretty, I love the rose background paper and I love the borders, the colours are very striking and work perfectly together. Gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Forgot to say: Congratulations to the lucky Winners xx

Elaine said...

Morning sue, this is so pretty. Love the colours and the paper is gorgeous x

Rachel Taylor said...

Gorgeous autumn colours on todays card ! Congrats to the lucky winners !!!
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Using the same paper for the background and flower but micro beading one really shows off the effect the micro beads have. Beautiful card.
Beverley W

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

WOW, WOW, WOW! This card is stunning. I love it. The backing paper is so beautiful and like you I love the labels Twenty die. This looks so exquisite.

Love & Hugs

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

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
The more I see the border dies the more I NEED the, roll on pay day.
Lovely card
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card beautiful background paper and my all time favourite labels 20 die I love the border corners with the die creates a beautiful design.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Another great card Sue.

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this card is gorgeous I just love microbeads they give such a great texture to a card. There are so many gorgeous craft bits to buy out there it is hard to choose. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another stunning creation, love everything you have done on this wonderful card
Congratulation to all the winners ....... You lucky people
Have a fantastic day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Another stunning creation here today Sue, and I totally agree on everything, you´ve done here, it looks so gorgeous. I really have to get to try these glasbeads soon, as I really absolutely LOVE that look on your wonderful cards.
Hope you´ll have a great day and lots of fun today.It seems to be a perfect day here, with high sun and blue skies here at least.

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card - love the paper and the design. Also love the way you've cut the borders - never thought of doing them that way before BUT SHALL DO SO NOW.
Also LOVE the black on black embossing.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Nanny Jo said...

So pretty, Sue... I love the new borders! Jo xx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue.
Just loving these scalloped dies. Beautiful card.

Love Val x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, what a fantastic card , love it. Lol lynne m x x x

Debs A said...

WOW Sue what a striking card its beautiful. I love the colours you have used. I cant wait for mine to arrieve. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Beautiful card from colours to composition.
Have a great day.
Ang x

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous card it has all my favourite things micro beads, my most used spellbinder die and swirl and a paper rose sorted lol. I love that paper it's so unusual.
Hugs x
Heather T

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I like the card, love the background paper? But I'm not sure i would use so much black with a get well card!
Gail C x

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue lovely mix of colours , thanks for embossing tip x

Bosquie said...

Lovely card with a French look to it. Think its the black frillies that do it. Have ordered the labels 20 stamps to go with my dies so that should be interesting as I'm really not a
Stamper! Need to practice x x x

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a beautiful card! I always love labels 20....mine all time favourite of spellbinders! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

hazel young said...

gorgeous card Sue love the background paper very striking with the black xx hazel

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card. I spotted this on your shows and I have to agree with you Labels 20 is also one of my favourites. It doesn't matter how you use it, it is so elegant. Kind regards Joanne K x

Victoria said...

Another lovely card Sue. Two things stand out for me - I like the way you've placed the border dies in the corners and also like the fact that the flower is made from the same paper. Very effective.

Wendy L said...

This is gorgeous, just watching your show on C&C, next item on my list id gilding flakes, not used them before and they look good. xxx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I really love the format of today's gift but not quite sure re the background paper - it reminds me of a thirties look - perhaps it will grow on me.
The stamping looks amazing and I'm trying very hard to get my stamping up a notch or two or three as sometimes I get a shadow.
Still have one of your shows to watch before I go off to my craft afternoon - so if your ears burn you will be the topic of conversation (all nice comments).
Congratulations to the very lucky winners.
Janet x

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love this card. I like black on a card and the patterned paper background softens it down perfectly. X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the background on this card the colours are lovely.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

TOB said...

This would cheer me up no end if I was unwell. Really pretty card lovely colour combination and as always that lovely flower. hugs x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the way you have used the scalloped borders. The background paper is very pretty, the black adds drama.
Veronique L

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. You put so much into making your cards. Love that backing paper.
Audrey x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
I like today's card as you have drawn out a colour contained within the background paper and it just makes the card pop. I like the borders that you have put on the card with the backing colour it just shows off the beautiful borders a treat.
Well done to all the candy blog winners.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Anonymous said...

Fab card again Sue, Thank you, Mabex

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
I think this is such a sophisticated card, the backing paper is so lovely and I love how you have made the rose with it as well. Would never have thought to have micro beaded the paper and the scallopped borders put on and angle look great. So much inspiration in one card.

Love Sheila xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the dp, great colours. Love how you layered and angled the border dies too.
Donna Jones

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Such a pretty card and what is even better, I have everything to make this card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

pat S Witney said...

Hi sue

Love today's design on this card, but the background paper isn't quite my style. But anyhow lovely card. The world would be a dull place if everyone had the same taste.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a very striking card and I loved the look of the black embossing on black card when I saw your sample on C&C. I also like the way you angle the borders too. Looking forward to seeing your demonstrations with glitter at Ally Pally. Can't wait!
YvonneMayxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue I like this card ,i love the label dies and use them alot also like the border at a jaunty angle.
Marion H

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
REALLY DRAMATIC CARD.LOVE THE LABLES
20 DIE ,MUST GET MINE OUT AND GIVE THIS A GO.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
This looks Parisian to me with the Black,and patterned background!
Lovely Sue!
Well done to the winners too!
LoveMarg

gwen70 said...

such pretty colours, adore the labels twenty

Craftychris said...

This is wonderful, labels 20 is my favourite! The paper is fabulous and the layout gorgeous xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the background and the way you have used the scalloped borders. However, I'm not too keen on all of the black - sorry!

Sonia Jones said...

Not sure what's happening but I'm getting everyone's comment sent to my emai address!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A dramatic card, the borders are gorgeous and love the background paper, so chic. thanks for the embossing tip.
Congrats to the blog candy winners, lucky ladies.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June zzz

nannapat said...

What gorgeous paper that is Sue. Love the borders going diagonally across the corners - very effective. Pat x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, my favourite labels 20 with the black embossing, thanks for the tip, beautiful background paper with micro beads and matching flower. Just gorgeous
Best wishes, Pat

hollyberry said...

Really like this card and love the paper that the flower and background are made from.

Cardgenie said...

Really love today's card Sue. Very sophisticated with great colours. Jean

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - haven't been able to access your blog since Thursday last week as been away for a break - seems I have missed alot. Will catch up with postings and recordings of your shows soon. Really love this card - it's a must try! It seems I am the runner up in the blog candy draw also - wowee - thanks soo much - have sent you an email with my details on as requested.
Rgs
Clare W

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue. Love the colours. Must try Happy crafting X

Mac Mable said...

Love that die and stamps, goes so well together. Gorgeous card as always x

nattyboots said...

Another nice card Sue

Have a good day
Elaine H X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The gorgeous DP with the black contrast looks quite bohemian. I can't wait for my micro beads to arrive to try your technique. Thank you for sharing.

Disco Queen said...

Stunning card Sue. Labels twenty is still my favourite Spellbinders label design after all this time & the stamp sets increase it's versatility no end. Thanks for bringing them to us.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love the paper you have used. I have the border dies and Labels 20' so guess I need to give this one a try. Thank you for so much inspiration. Take care, Jess xx

hotpotato said...

Love the card. Really enjoyed your shows from Sunday, I watched them last night, such lovely ideas.

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely colours again today Sue, the black just makes everything pop...

Rosietoes said...

Such a striking card - love the colour pop against the black. I was just catching up with the shows I missed on C&C and had to buy the delicate doilies and stamp set from Just Rite! I loved how you used these and the demos. :)

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
SMASHING PAPER, AND LOVE THE BEADS. I AM REALLY GTTING INTO THE COLOUR ON COLOUR EMBOSSING LOVE IT.
CONGRATS YOU LUCKY WINNERS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
How stunning is this card i do like that backing paper the colours are so pretty together the whole card is very dramatic and eye catching.. hugs sarah xx
congrats to the winners ..

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Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the background paper.

Clare x

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Another gorgeous card. Love those borders, have ordered them and waiting for delivery now. Like the way you have placed them across the corners, will try this, thank you x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a dramatic card I love how you have used the border dies, I often wish they were just that little bit longer! The backing paper is beautiful as is the rose too.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Margaret corgi owner
Lest hope third time lucky I keep trying to post my comment and keep getting an error message yet the comment is added!

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, A truly beautiful card I love the background paper and the coordination rose. Yet again you are getting us to think outside of the box by putting that lovely border at an angle - I love it and must give this a try.
Thank you for drawing my name out as a blog candy winner, congratulations to the other winners - and to everyone else GOOD LUCK for the next draw.
Love Brenda Lel xxx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I love this card - it's pretty and so elegant. Every time I see this die and it's matching stamps I hear this little voice in my head saying "..why haven't I got these yet?" Seems I have to rectify that. Thanks for sharing this, congrats to today's winners (I am sooo jealous) and enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

stella wright said...

Another quite dramatic card sue especially like the border dies across the corners Stella x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card, love everything you have done. It seems a lot of us love labels 20 dies, great use of the backing paper to make the flower so pretty.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Lydia
X

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. Very feminine and pretty, love it.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty again.

Congratulations to the winners yesterday.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Jean Z said...

I just love this card saw it on TV and kept pausing it so I would remember how to do it, so glad you have put it on your blog I can now keep looking at it thanks for bringing us such lovely card love Jean Z xx

Jennifer Swandells said...

Very pretty card Sue, I wasn't too sure about the background paper but it is certainly growing on me. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Howdy said...

Love the background colour scheme. A very pretty offering today.

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
saw this card on C&C and loved it. The background is so very pretty.

Margaret O
xxx

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card to come back home to. Those border dies are something else, I love them. Might just invest in some black powder now. Hugs Pauline A x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Yet another beauty. I love the border dies and how you have put them on an angle. They are now on my ever growing wish list. Congrats to all the winners.
Love Jan x x

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card. The colours go so well together.

weefortune said...

Stunning card today sue, crafty hugs E xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, the colours are brill together.

Well done to the blog candy winners.

Hugs
CraftyJacq

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, the colours are brill together.

Well done to the blog candy winners.

Hugs
CraftyJacq

Helen Barker said...

Love the background,and all the elements go together so beautifully to give a really dramatic feel.Another stunner.
Helen Bx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, love the background paper and matching Rose looks very chic, and labels 20 well say no more its great one that we always return to use love it. Very pretty card all round.
Hugs
Jean D

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card. I love the unusual background and rose paper. Thanks for the black embossing tip! Take care.

Laura O said...

lovely card love that backing paper.Laura O

Paper Junkie said...

After having had a moan about not being able to record your 5pm prog on Sunday - CC repeated it on freeview at 7am this morning and so I've now got a complete set! Yay! X

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, from sunny San Francisco where we've been enjoying one time with my family and not missing UK weather! I love this card, the colours and papers are gorgeous, as is your beautiful flower, Carole Z xx

CraftyJo said...

Great use of those border dies, who'd have thought to put them at that angle??? ;)

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card and unusual colour combination. I am still in awe of those gorgeous flowers, I only wish I could make them as good as yours! TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Kate's Cards said...

Such a pretty card and seeing as I am not well, it really cheered me up! xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, the micro beads on the backing paper are so effective on this card, love from Jackie D

Maggie said...

What lovely paper Sue. It would do for so many occasions. Love the way the sentiments fit into the die. Altogether a lovely card! xx

Karen Brinton said...

I love the micro beads still. Gives a muted effect. Lovely Card as always. Karen xxx

magpie said...

Lovely, lovely card Sue. The colours go perfectly together with the black. Love the rose made out of the background paper too. The black tulle just sets it off beautifully! It's lovely, what colours do go together, like pink, pale green and yellow too. Thank you Sue for your wonderful inspiration and for giving us all the chance to win some of our favourite goodies! xx Love Karen xx

Marianna Hammer said...

I DID notice that one. It's really really pretty.

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, A really stunning card today, I really love the black embossing!! Very effective card all round. Love Sam xxx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue


Beautiful, who would'nt feel better after receiving a card like this. I love the colour combo too.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Pearl said...

Yep! this card would certainly cheer me up if I was to receive it.

Craftihappiness to you Sue, love from Pearl

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

A lovely card and I like the way you used the border dies in the corners.

Colour scheme works well.

Diana

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Loved the shows. Not sure about the colours on this card, but I do like the layout. Nice to have you back for a while. Have a great week. Hugs. Jan. x

SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely card and so adaptable for many occasions. The background paper is unusual; I really like the autumnal colours. The rose is gorgeous - as always.
Sue

Jane said...

Very delicate and feminine beautiful.

Jane xx

Vie Carter said...

Love this card, love the matching paper and flower so pretty

Vie
x

Janice K said...

What gorgeous colours! Very unusual but really work well together and creates a stunning card. x

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I love today's card the background paper you have used isndevine made all the better for micro beading lol
Where do all these ideas come from ??
You Take Care Sue
Look forward to tomorrows
Theresa x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such a dramatic card but love it. Have a good day.

Love June
xx

Shazza said...

very beautiful x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, just love the background paper - super card.
God bless
JanNxx

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue. I like this card, it's got a hint of decadence to it, or maybe that's just me!!
Love from Jackie C XXX

Crafty Nanna said...

Hi Sue, great card, I would never think to use the black in this way but I really must start being braver with it and try more, it does make for a stunning card.
Hugs Lynn

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Love the background and matching flower. Love the dies and stamps and the way they are layered up.
Alison B. x

Rach83 said...

Gorgeous card and I love the contrast of the pretty paper and the black cardstock. The way you've used the Borderabilities is really clever. Stunning as always, Sue.

Rachel x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, stunning

lynda said...

A gorgeous pretty card the backing paper and matching flower with micro beads beautiful, the black contrast of the borderbillities stunning
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the black as it really stands out.
Brilliant shows, even managed to win one of your amazing creations, couldn't believe my luck!!!!!

jeffrey bubbles said...

What a lovely piece of paper, this is the sort I go for. The card is smashing as usual Sue. Well done winners Kathy xxxx

loftylass said...

Love the colours on this card Sue. The black stamping and borders really make it look quite elegant.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Sandy H said...

Stunning card, love the background paper. I probably wouldn't use black for a Get Well card but that's just my personal taste.

Jazzylady said...

Good morning Sue, Such a pretty card. I love the colours. Think I'll have to treat myself to those border dies they look so versatile. Thanks for your inspiration.. Karen

America said...

Gorgeous contrasting colors and lovely use of cuts. FAB card. So glad to have just found your blog. Im a new Follower and look forward to many returns! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Yet again sorry for the late comment. Beautiful card. I especially love that paper it's gorgeous and the matching flower. I really like how you have used the borders a must try. You never cease to amaze/inspire us to use dies in different ways then expected.
Kayleigh B xxx

Zena McCalmont said...

This is lovely, would make anyone feel better. Design would suit most occasions. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas. X

Diane Mortimer said...

Ah very nice indeed. Loving the colourful image with the microbeads :-)

Diane from Glasgow

cmu said...

Hi Sue, love the microbeads and the flower.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue!!!

I love everything about it, the colours are lovely and I love how you've used the same paper for the flower as you have in the background.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X