Saturday, 28 September 2013

Just For You


 Morning crafters!  Custard, grey and silver, such lovely colours together, don't you think?  I was hoping the elegance of the colours coupled with the lovely Labels 20 stamps and dies would carry this one so I went for simplicity.  I cut an aperture out of my custard card just above centre.  I used my Heart Lattice folder while the die was still in place to emboss the rest of the background.  Remember when you do this, you can't close the folder or the die will cut into the folder.  You need to cover it with your tan mat (which makes it too thick to close anyways) and add a couple of sheets of card as a shim, then the raspberry adaptor plate and run it through your Grand Calibur.  I added mounting foam to the back and set it aside.  Next I stamped my Labels 20 Get Well stamp by Justrite and embossed it in silver shine embossing powder.  I used the tag from Becca Feekens Filigree Delights set and cut it in silver card.  I mounted it vertically and added a smaller stamped labels 20 with my sentiment in the centre.  I wrapped a piece of silver satin ribbon around my background and taped the ends to the back. I tied a double bow and added a silver button (from my stash) to the centre.  I used a clear perfect Medium pad and then dipped two pearl stick pins in my silver embossing powder, heated them and let them cool.  I attached the bow to the side of my card and added my silver stick pins.   I lined up my aperture with the stamped image and attached them with the mounting foam for dimension.  The card was completed  with a double white mat and the addition of  Cosmic Shimmer Silver PVA glue dots around the edge as an accent.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x











153 comments:

Erica said...

Lovely card Sue.
Erica x

Pam said...

Stunning card love the colours.

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kitty davies said...

Morning Sue lovely elegant card thank you, take care have a good weekend Kitty

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Love the custard and grey theme you have used its stunning thank you for all you do Tracy w x

Jan.moogie said...

I love it when you give us a tutorial Sue, great card and one of my favourite embossing folders.xx

Eemeli said...

Love the color scheme and you are right - they really work very well together. The card looks very elegant.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

Lovely colours, Sue, and wonderful Labels Twenty again. Must try part-embossing technique again because it gives great effect - last (and only) time of trying it, closed folder and RUINED IT!! An A4 too.
Sooooo stupid of me.

'P' in Wales

Annie said...

Lovely, Sue, the colours are a great combo. It must be even more gorgeous in real life. Have a great weekend hugs Annie

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, lovely and elegant n great colour combo. Have a great weekend.

Love June

xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue.
Beautiful,elegant card this morning. Love the colours. It is quite simplistic but as you say the labels 20 and stamps carry it. The button is gorgeous.

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Sue, my favourite dies, labels twenty, once again and the colours are fab. I really must try this card and thank you for giving such detailed instructions.

Wilma x x x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue.

Lovely way to start my Sat. What a great combination. I love those new brass buttons, where can we get them? Happy weekend.

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Love this card, colours and design are just beautiful. TFS.
Hugs, Rose

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, simply stunning. Hope you have a good weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love those colours and my favourite dies.
lovin the silver button on the bow so pretty.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Lisa said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card. The colours do work well together and the focal point looks very intricate.
Lisa x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Very elegant and sophisticated - the colours are very classy.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love this - it's a must try. Bring on those buttons! soon hopefully...
Rgs
Clare W

TDQ Karen said...

Simple but beautiful, love the subdued colours xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Very elegant.

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card , the colours compliment each other beautifully .
Hugs
Jean D

Hilary said...

Good morning Sue. Such an elegant card today. The colour combination is spot on as always! Thank you for brightening our days with your beautiful creations.
Have a great weekend. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. My labels 20 dies came so I will be having a go at this design. Enjoy the weekend.Love Jackie

Alison said...

Very elegant, stunning once again x
Alison Dent x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A beautiful, elegant and simple gift. I love the colour scheme - silver is always understated and beautiful.
Having a long last got your heart lattice folder I find I use it more and more. This is certainly one for my 'less is more' file.
Janet x

sharon said...

Good morning Sue and another lovely card to wake up to. I thought initially that gold embossing would naturally fit best with custard card but I must say the silver is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks too for the reminder about embossing while in the die as I want to do this on my Christmas cards. All in all a beautifully elegant card for today,
Sharon K. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, What a fabulous combination of colours, they marry really well together. I love the simplicity of this card, Labels 20 is one of my favourite dies and coupled with this fabulous stamping, it is truly beautiful. I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jane said...

Love the colour combo the custard card is beautiful never thought I would say I like a yellow tone but I do lol.

Jane xx

Christine Harrop said...

A really beautiful card Sue and the colours are lovely and work so well. Christine xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, the colours work so well together
Have a nice week-end, take care, Jess xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Stunning card here again Sue, I love the soft look to it today with the silver, it gives it such an elegant feel, I think.
have a wonderful week-end.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely card again today, I love the colours and you've used my favourite die and stamp. Have a great weekend
Hugs x
Heather T

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

and what a beautiful card to start our day with. I love it. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Debs A said...

Morning Sue whatva stunning card i love it as its so elegant i really like this stamp set. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A

Janice K said...

A very elegant and regal card, beautiful. x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, a truly elegant card , suitable for most occasions. Love it, lol lynne m x x x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card this is elegance personified, colours are perfect, so beautiful.
Margaret corgi owner

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What a beautiful card and great colour combo. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Marion said...

Hi Sue like the die and the stamp and colour combo but as you no not keen on the big bow .
Marion H

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, yes it is a very elegant card, love the colours. Bx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stylish and elegant come to mind with this card, love the colours.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, I have always shied away from using yellow on my cards but I've got to say that the custard is lovely and looks great with the grey. When you use Labels 20 you don't need anything else on your card really Hugs Pauline a x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this die is my favourite and I love it. Love the colours you have put together. I haven't tried heat embossing my stick pins yet but will definitely be trying this. Have a great weekend.
YvonneMayxx

Marianna Hammer said...

What a lovely card. Love the labels twenty. and levely colors

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love this card. Great colour combo and so elegant with one of your gorgeous bows. Have a good weekend. Take care.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card, really like the colours! Think I will have to get some custard card.
Gail C x

Elaine said...

I love love love this colour combo. Great card sue x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Lovely simple looking card but we know its not. Love these dies and stamps.
Audrey x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow that centre is stunning

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue X have a nice weekend

hollyberry said...

Beautiful in it's simplicity.

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous colours for a beautiful card

englishrose897 said...

Morning Sue, yes your right, it is a great colour scheme . Love the stamp it will have to go on my wish list. Have a great day Sally x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Sure do like the colours this morning. beautiful card.

Love Val x

ellyscard creatief said...

Very elegant card.
Gr Elly

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
what a lovely card. The double satin bow looks two tone to match in with the card. Every time you use the hearts folder it looks different. It must have paid for itself time and again by now, as it is such a beautiful simple folder but does so much.
Love and craft hugs
Norah

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for explaining how to emboss around an aperture. It gives such a professional finish.
Love it.
Veronique L

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

A very elegant colour combo today, the card is simply beautiful.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
Simply gorgeous, love the custard and grey. Have a good weekend
Hugs
Carol x

Jackie Meechan said...

Looks very classy. Beautiful card.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning. Sue, what a stunning card, the colours go so well together. Love Jean xxx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful elegant card. The whole design has quality. X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I love the simplicity of this card and the colours work so well together.

Love Rosemarie Fishlock xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours together and my favourite dies. Now Sue, you know I'm not a fan of big bows but for me this one works.
Have a good weekend.
Lydia
X

Jan Ltc said...

Sheer elegance once again Sue. Enjoy your weekend xx Jan

Mac Mable said...

OOOH love this one. The colours are just perfect x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I agree lovely colors and you have made a stunning card from them

Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Beautiful card Sue the colours go lovely together love Jean Z xxx

Victoria said...

Such an elegant card Sue. The colours really complement each other beautifully. Great close up photos really show the detail.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the colour matches of this card!
The card is elegant ..love the Button!
LoveMarg

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, super colour combination love from Jackie D

Kate's Cards said...

Those colours really work together! xx

darcydaydream said...

What a lovely colour combo.
love from Christine in darcy.....xx

Loopy-Lou said...

Really stylish ! Love the ribbon and your new button. I think that label shape is my favourite too. Lisa.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This card is soooo elegant, I agree the colours are beautiful. Thank you for the detailed instructions, you are the best.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Looks very elegant.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous love this colour combination xx hazel

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This is such a beautiful card !! I love the colours you have used they really look great together. The labels 20 and matching stamps just look so elegant and classy. As always your heart lattice background folder looks fab, and that beautiful silver bow is amazing. I can never get my bows to look as good as yours !! I really love this button to. I hope we can get our hands on them soon !! Thankyou for explaining the technique with the dies and embossing folder. I had never tried this before as I was always to scared I would do it wrong but I will definately try it now. I cannot wait until next weekend. I hope you will show us all some sneaky peaks to. Lots of love Tres x x x

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, happy weekend!

I love this card, the colours are suble and so sophisticated. The stamps make such a big difference to the die cuts don't they, must put some on my christmas wish list for a certain someone to send me some......lol

Craftihappiness to you, love from Pearl

Beryl Treble said...

Great card Sue. Love the colours and labels 20.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the colour combination used here. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Rachel Taylor said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colours together !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Janice Wallace said...

Elegant and stunning.
Janice W

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Would never have thought of using these colours together but they work so well, labels 20 is one of my favourite dies it just seems to fit any occasion or style.
I really love this card it is so elegant and tasteful. Thank you for sharing your fabulous designs with us.
Have a great weekend, love Brenda Lel xxx

loftylass said...

Morning Sue. I love the elegant simplicity of this card. The colours are very complimentary and you bow is gorgeous. tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

Jean Johnston said...

Lovely versatile design. Could change the sentiment for so many other purposes and the design would still be suitable.

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Beautiful card, love the Labels 20 die, never fails to shine.

Loving the colour combination and that Satin ribbon is lovely.

Love & Hugs

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

Jill Liddle said...

The colours indeed go well together, but it's what you do with them that makes them so stunning on here.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely color combination. I love the simple elegance of this card. Another one to have a go at making, hope I can capture it as near to you as possible (well I can live in hope lol). have a great weekend everyone.
Love Jan x x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I feel this card has come straight out of the 1920's with the soft tones and elegant feel. I haven't dared tried the embossing in the die technique. Must give it a go now although it looks as if the embossing is on the debossed side which adds another interest. I too am such a fan of labels 20, such a useful die. Thanks for such a lovely card. xx Maggie (sometimes better with a bow!)

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
WOW OH WOW! Todays card is so exquisitely elegant and I just adore the colour combo. Thank you for so much inspiration, I love the ways you interpret the dies and colours.

Love Sheila xx

Cazzie D said...

I really like the simplistic elegance of this card. The colours work really well too.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi Sue.
Elegant card Sue. Love Jackie C XXX

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
I really like this card and its understated elegance- simply beautiful. The colour combo is fab. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x. (Hillside)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Very effective.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Anonymous said...

A very elegant card Sue. Love the colours. Ann (France)

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, a very elegant card and the custard
and grey go so well together.
Nancyd xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, great colours. Loving the bow today.
Donna Jones

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue great colours that match well together. X

Gillian xXx said...

Love this colour combination going to try it this afternoon. Thanks for all the inspiration.

lynda said...

Hi Sue a stunning card I love the colour combo its lovely
My favourite labels 20 hopefully will get the stamps as well soon .Hugs Lynda Brock xxx

Sandybee said...

A gorgeous card Sue,simple but very elegant

xx Sandra

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a beauty of a card today its so stunning we all looked at this one today (the whole family)and all said the same..see this crafting is rubbing off on them all lol.. hugs sarah xx

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue
what a great card colours are great together.
Wendy x

snowqueen62 said...

Lovely colours look really good together.
Hugs Sue x

Rosietoes said...

Beautiful card and colour combo. x

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. This card is simple but stunning. Love the colour combination. Have a great week end. Hugs. Jan. x

MRS DUCK said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone
clean and elegant card. Just lovely.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Lindsay Martin said...

I agree Sue, the colours look lovely together, still got to find myself the get well stamps, they have such a good look to them xx

Helen Barker said...

Very elegant cardLlovely gentle colours.
Helen Bx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card, elegant in its simplicity. Love the colour combo as we'll
Best wishes, Pat

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an extremely pretty card, the colours are just beautiful. Hugs, Jen xx
Krafty Keepsakes

brenda said...

Hi Sue, would never have thought to put these colours together but they look beautiful. Labels twenty is my favourite die and one I use frequently. Love the simplicity of today's card x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, loving those colours. A really great simplistic card - can be used for any occasion. Love Sam xxx

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Unusual colours but work beautifully together

Susan White said...

Lovely colours and beautiful simple card! Thanks Susan

hotpotato said...

I love this colour combo too.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A stunning card I love the combo of colours.
Have a fantastic weekend

Patricia xx

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, Ive never thought about putting these two colours together, but they work well together.
Alison B. x

TOB said...

simply beautiful. hugs x

foxyg said...

A beautiful elegant card Sue.

mell said...

Beautiful sue x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Chic and elegant. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

magpie said...

Stunning card Sue and love the silver, grey and custard together. The labels 20 are a lovely die and that button is gorgeous! Also a nice reminder that you can heat emboss the stick pins....."Wow!" Two gorgeous "Peace" cards yesterday too. I can honestly say that a photograph of your cards don't do them justice Sue. If everybody, like I do, think they are fantastic on the blog, in real life they are even soooo more beautiful! As I was lucky enough to win one of your cards in the last giveaway day, I chose not to leave a comment yesterday and give someone else a chance to be a proud owner of a Sue Wilson original. "Good luck" to everyone of you xx Just remember never give up! xx Love Karen xx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Lovely card! I love this embossing.

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
No surprise here for ya .
I love your card I don't think you have ever made one I don't like
Take Care Sue
Theresa x

jessie said...

HELLO SUE
REALLY STUNNING CARD TODAY.LOVE THE COLOUR MATCH.

Anonymous said...

Evening Sue
This is very elegant it would make a lovely wedding card especially with these colours. I love the focal point, the stamping just takes the dies to another level. Enjoy your weekend.
Kayleigh xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Simple but still stunning.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Vie Carter said...

Really beautiful, love these colours together and great use of my fav label die

Vie
x

Howdy said...

Smashing colours, Sue. Love it.

Craftychris said...

The colour combo of this is lovely! Labels 20 is my favourite! It was lovely to see you demonstrating at Ally Pally xx

Laura O said...

lovely card ,Laura O

Rosie said...

Beautiful!

CraftyJo said...

Lovely!

nannapat said...

C&S - fabulous! Love the colours. Pat x

Meg said...

Like the colour scheme but sorry the card is not to my taste.

Margaret O
xxx

Crafty Nanna said...

beautiful card Sue,the colours work so well together.
Hugs Lynn

Anonymous said...

Sue
Yes indeed I think the colour combination is beautiful. Love the card. Your stash of fabulous buttons must be endless... Wish you could source some for the C&C shows...
Regards
Caroline

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, love silver/grey along with the custard, beautiful silver button!!!!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the colour combination. Works beautifully. Gorgeous card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

weefortune said...

Stunning Card Sue, Crafty Hugs Elaine x

Lac said...

I think 'Elegant Simplicity' sums this card up nicely. Beautiful colour scheme too.

cmu said...

What an elegant colour combination. It works so well.

Paper Junkie said...

I love the custard card - it looks much better in the flesh and I now use it in preference to cream. Love the colour combo here - you are clever Sue and ....another labels 20 card! (You could do a DVD just making these). X

dreamer said...

what a wonderful peaceful card just look stunning thankyou
regards Wendy --littleal1@bigpond.com.au

greendragon said...

Absolutely gorgeous - colours, simplicity, labels 20.

Shazza said...

so love these colours together, beautiful card x

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
AMAZING DETAIL AND ELEGANT WITH IT. FAB EMBOSSING FOLDER. ALL SET OFF BY THE FAB BOW.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

Sue Dunn said...

Love this one Sue x

Diane Mortimer said...

Another great use of labels 20, totally loving it!

Diane from Glasgow xx

Zena McCalmont said...

Sue you've done it again. Simply stunning. So versatile too. X