Sunday, 9 September 2012

Fun Embossing

Good Sunday morning all!  A bit of long awaited news before I launch into the details of today's card.  The much sought after embossing folder called "Tied Together" is back in stock finally!  I can't tell you how many emails I have had about how to get a hold of it.  I know that Sam Poole (Creative-Studios) has it in stock now and you can ask any of your local stockists to order it for you too.  Just a little note for future reference though, Couture Creation brand embossing folders are ordinarily only limited release.  Once they are sold out, they are gone.  We were able to convince them to do another run of this design this one time, but if you see one of their designs you like, don't think about it too long as it might not be there!  If you haven't a clue what this folder looks like you can see a sample here http://particraft.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/tied-together-again.html
 
I had a bit of fun with today's card as I decided to use the Spiral Flower four as an embossed element for my background.  I didn't use the die to emboss in the usual way.  I cut two of the dies out of kraft card and glued them together.  I used those under my card to leave a fun spiral shape embossed in the background of my card.  I did one, then moved it to do another, but I left the already embossed section out so it would not be flattened.  Next I cover a piece of coconut white card with self adhesive sticky paper and cut a bunch of the largest flower from the Cherry Blossom set.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered them with clear micro beads.  I used the smaller flower dies and cut matching ones for centres.  I inked them lightly with Spun Sugar distress ink and finished them with a small flatback pearl in the middle.  I placed the flowers on foam mounting tape and scattered them over my background.  I also cut some tone on tone flowers from the same background colour just as small accents around the card.  I stamped my sentiment in the upper corner and pierced the edges to finish it off.  I took this picture after the shows and the card got a tad wobbly from being boxed with other samples, sorry about the wavy background on it!  I am hoping you might enjoy adapting some of your own dies and using this technique. 
Julia Watts is on Create and Craft today at 12 noon (Tool Shed) and at 5pm too.  Don't forget
to tune in to see what she has on offer!
As it is Sunday, it is time for the drawing for the Comment Game winners.
They are:
Tracy Carmody!!!
Marg 0006!!!
lady e!!!
Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your postal address to claim your prize.  All for now, Sue x


106 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, great to have you back live, did you enjoy your break? I have ordered the Tied Together folder from Sam's shop and eagerly await it's arrival. Thank you for all your efforts in pleasing your followers, I know I appreciate it and yes I take the hint not to wait. Lovely simple card making use of dies in all ways not just for cutting out. Congrats to today's winners.

Wilma

Linda said...

What a lovely card
hugs Linda

Pam said...

A lovely card and I like your new embossing technique. Great news about the Tied Together folder, will have to order that.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue...A lovely card, the background is lovely...I have tried this myself results not very good but i will keep trying...

Have a lovely day.
Chrissie..x x x

Christine Harrop said...

I have just got my Tied Together from Joanna Sheen - finally. This is a very pretty delicate card.

melanie said...

Stunning card thats a great technique may have to try this ,congratulations to the winners .Melanie

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Clever card...hope your break was fun and you enjoyed being away... Cheers

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card again but I am missing your bows! Off to look at Sam's shop now. love Jean x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another pretty card, cute flowers, the embossed background is very clever and effective.
I hope you had a good break, the days are just flying past. Congrats to the winners. I will be watching Julia at 12, bless her, with Deano;-p
Have a lovely Sunday everyone.
Happy2craft

Anonymous said...

Really gorgeous card Sue. Hugs Sheila.x

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home Sue! Nice card - off to order the embossing folder - thx for the tip off
Rgs
Clare W

fame01 said...

love that embossing folder you told us is back in stock must get that , had a nice delivery of some dies yesterday 3 sets in total and 4 m-bossing folders it was like christmas morn lol. glad you are back home .. anyway loving the card keep up the stunning work .. hugs sarah ..x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
This is such a pretty card and I love the colours you have used. A different way to use the dies must try this.
Hope you had a great break.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Karen R said...

very pretty flowers - love the way you have created the background x

Doodle Do Craft said...

Very pretty card and lovely pastel colours - great idea about embossing with the spiral flower die! x

Jan.moogie said...

Morning Sue, a very pretty card and it looks so simple to make. Love it x

Joesgrandma said...

Lovely card Sue. Thanks for the news about the embossing foldersXX

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a good break Sue. This is a very sweet card with another technique to try. Thank you for the reminder to watch Julia today - I will tape both programmes. Yvonne xx

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, just ordered my Tied Together folder from Sam thanks for the heads up. A beautiful card and love the colours. Hope you had a lovely break. Congratulations to today's winners. Hugs Christine H xx

Ayelet said...

Such a cute card! Those colors are great for baby born.
I love the spiral embossing :)

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Now this is why you are my favourite because you come up with such amazing ideas. This is a fabulous card and such pretty colours. Congratulations to the winners.
Hugs x

Sandybee said...

My Tied Together embossing folder arrived yesterday from Joanna Sheen. Thanks for all your hard work in persuading Creative Expressions to make more.

Lovely card today
xxSandra

Marion Turner said...

Morning Sue
Hope you had a nice break? The card is very pretty will have to try that technique. I have the Tied Together folder got it when it was on C&C its beautiful my most used folder.
Love Marion x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, great idea for the background and the result is a very pretty card. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a beautiful sunny morning back in Sheffield.
I love today's sentiment - can you tell me where you got it from please? Thank you for the tip re embossing - must try this one out.
Hope you had a good break.
Janet x

HiggiSue said...

I love this idea and the result is super.
Hope you enjoyed your break.
Congratulations to this weeks winners.
My comments might be sporadic next week as I will be in Crete.
Bye... Hugs Sue H x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card, just love the colour.
Thank for the info.
Hope you had a wonderful break.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
A lovely card and very cleverly done as always your instructions are brilliant!
Margaret

Lacelady said...

Love the idea of making my own embossing designs, but thank you for the notice about tied together, I've ordered it!

nannapat said...

Lovely card and very clever technique. Well done to today's winners. Pat x

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
As usual you have given us inspiration...clever lady! I love the embossed background idea!
This is a pretty card, love the colour combo...the bigger flowers look slighty pink in the light!
Hope you are still taking it easy!
Happy Sunday!
Lara xxx

Granny Ado said...

Lovely simple card

sarah hyett said...

A lovely card.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I hope you enjoyed your break and are feeling refreshed. Thanks you for showing us all these alternative ways of using the dies. Fortunately I have got the tied together folder and love it. Will watch Julie today if possible.

Love Rosemarie xx

guffie said...

good morning Sue and fellow bloggers, glad your back and rested hope you had a lovely time.
congrats to all the winners, lovely card today Sue as usual xx gail in eastbourne

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a cracking idea. Looking at all my dies now to see what will emboss nicely. What great ideas you have. Love the colour of this card . Wonderful job Sue.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Jane in Spain said...

Another really clever idea, Sue - thank you! Am ordering the tied together folder also.

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue. Such a pretty card. Love the colours and the sentiment, where did you get it?
My Cherry Blossom set arrived on Thursday, am going to Sam's shop to order Tied Together. Thank you for showing us a new embossing technique and your work to get the folderback, much appreciated.
Good to have you back.
Will be watching Julia at noon.
Have a great day evetyone.
Hugs June x

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, another brilliant idea for using dies, only you seems to think outside the box! Love the colours on this card another must try. Take care.
Jess

Victoria said...

Lovely fresh card. Good news about the embossing folder!

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Beautiful card so simple but elegant great idea for embossing thankyou for sharing. I remember doing this years ago with coins.
Congrats. to the winners have a lovely Sunday all weather is fab.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

ang said...

lovely simple card, I need to try how you emboss with the stencils love it angxxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A lovely card today, I hope you enjoyed your time away and are feeling refreshed.
Thank you for the information about the Tied Together folder. Lots of love from Patricia xx

sue said...

Morning Sue, very pretty card today simple and effective.
Hugs Sue M x

Wendy L said...

What a pretty card. xxxx

Olga said...

Sweet card!

martine said...

Hi sue what a lovely card xxx
i hope you had a lovely break xxx
all the best martine xxx

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combination.

clare x

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
Great idea to use the spiral flower to emboss, a lovely card and layout.
Emma

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, You always come up with such great ideas! This is such a pretty card and love the colours. hugs, Carol S.xx

Maggie said...

What a lovely morning and a lovely sunny card to go with it. The tied together folder is so special and it's great that it's back. I'll be watching Julia today so I hope she has fun. Well done all you lucky winners. xx

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue. Good news about the tied together folder. Will be watching Julia later on xx hazel

Linda said...

Beautiful card and lovely way to use the spiral flower dies. I love the soft pastel colours you have used too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, hope you enjoyed your break ans are feeling refreshed. Unusual card for you, but very pretty. Hugs xx

sued99 said...

A really nice simple card.

Jackie Calvert said...

Hi there.
This card is different but pretty. I've made embossing folders from die cuts too. If the two cuts are not entirely lined up, it can give a kind of shadow effect which changes the feel of the embossing.
xx

SusanP, Kent said...

Good morning Sue,
This is a very subtle card and I love the beautiful pearlised aqua colour. A brilliant technique for alternative embossing!
Sue

Maryann said...

A beautiful card here again Sue and a big CONGRATS to all the winners today too. Have a wonderful week ahead everyone and lots of fun.

Christine said...

I have to stop checking out this blog, I want all the dies, folders, ribbons, swirls, pearls....! Such lovely results with everything.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
A very nice simple card.
Margaret L

mell said...

Hi sue loves ur cards. I have two of ur cards framed in my card room I am off to Florida on Friday and hoping see some American crafts and maybe buy a few treats xxx

Meg said...

The beaded blossoms are beautiful Sue. I must get some micro beads.

Congrats you lucky winners.

Margaret O xxx

debs said...

Morning Sue what a great idea love the back ground I'll have to have ago at this one hope you've had a lovely break.

Debs xx

Kate's Cards said...

Simplicity!

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love the card I have done this technique with other flower die cut out but will try your tech next time. I was fortunate enough to get tied together folder first time round and I do use it a lot also cut some of the diamonds out to put letters underneath. Congrats to winners
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat) xox

karenlotty said...

What a great way to use a die Would never have thought of doing that Am so glad I am a convert to Grand Calibur & Spellbinders

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Hope you had a well earned rest, and love the way you used the die, I have the bitty blossoms so will have to give that ago.
Congratulaions to the winners
happy crafting to all
Love Tina x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

A really nice simple card hope u enjoyed your break

Heidi said...

Beautiful card, as always Sue. I am going to have to order the Tied Together folder from Sam, but will have to wait until Wednesday/Thursday...hopefully there will be some left!

Congratulations to the winners today!

Hugs
Heidi x

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, a lovely card and thanks for reminding me to use the dies for JUST embossing as I had overlooked that option!

Ita said...

Morning Sue a lovely card, and I will start to try and emboss only on some of my dies,
Smiles
Ita

lainey said...

lovely soft colours Sue :) lainey x

CraftyJo said...

A very pretty card, the colours are so restful.

sallysbitz said...

A very pretty card Sue x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

briggselaine said...

Love this card.
Elaine

Marleine said...

Hiya Sue,
Pretty card but not to my taste. I prefer stronger colours. X

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Hi Sue
what a lovely simple card The flowers look like blossoms that have been blown on a gentle breeze onto the card
Congrats to the winners xXx

Jean Gursoy said...

What a nice card - you know I have that embossing folder and have not used it yet - must do so though.
love lilygee

Laura O said...

Fab card Sue,love the flowers in the micro beads .lovely Laura O

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
I love the idea of using the cut outs from dies to emboss with-another of your great hints.The card is so pretty.I have ordered the tied together from Sam's shop and look forward to it's arrival-thank you for all your work on your followers behalf it is very much appreciated.

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Nice card. Lovely colours.

Erica

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Another lovely card, what a clever embossing technique.
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, Love BrenLel

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Great new technique for embossing, looking forward to giving it a try.
Off to try oreder the tied togehter embossing folder as you suggested.
Hope you enjoyed your break.
Congrats to the winners today.
Joan B.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
Great new technique for embossing, looking forward to giving it a try.
Off to try oreder the tied togehter embossing folder as you suggested.
Hope you enjoyed your break.
Congrats to the winners today.
Joan B.

baconbits said...

Afternoon,
Wonderful card as always. My embossing folder is on its way.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

magpie said...

Very pretty card Sue & love the colours. Such a pretty embossing folder too. Everyone will be as pleased as punch & ordering it like crazy before it sells out again....good of you ask them if they would do a few more. Phew! Hope you've had a great rest Sue & recharged your batteries! Nice to hear you back! Congratulations to all the winners!! xx Love Karen xx

salem said...

fab card works for me "!"!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous and well dne to the winners.

salem said...

countryview crafts have the embossing folders

Dawn Louise said...

A lovely fresh card and great technique too thanks for showing us as always and Congratulations to the winners x

Ladock girl said...

Love the fresh colours on this card. Congratulations to all the comment game winners enjoy your goodies. Linda xxx

Jane said...

Sorry Not my cup of tea today, the flower just don't look right.

Jane xx

Sue Parish said...

Sweet card, Sue, very pretty. I've always been glad I bought the Tied Together embossing folder, it's one of my favourites. If anyone is wondering what they would do with it, there some really lovely cards made with it in this blog - I know because I've got them all printed out in my inspiration file!
Congrats to the winners,
Hope you had a nice break Sue.
Sue xx

CathyinMN said...

Very nice card!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
You did it again, you thought of another way to use the dies and it looks real good.
Thank you for the heads up on the tied together embossing folder.
Ria

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue! What a super idea for the spiral blossom die, it looks really good Carole z x

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Hi Sue didnt realise at first that it was a spiral blossom die, thought it was a sneak peak at a new embossing folder. My tied together is ordered and I eagerly await its arrival, along with one of the grand MBossabilities.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Jacqui xx

Barbara said...

Great show with Dean and Julia!!! Hope you had a relaxing break.

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, this is a lovely card, take care vanessa xx

auscrafts said...

loveley card Sue

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, A great card love the colours and a great idea for embossing.
Nancyd xx

nattyboots said...

Another lovely card ,Congrats to the winners

Elaine H X

Vie Carter said...

very pretty card the colours are so nice

Vie
x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card has a very simple look about it, but it's also very effective. Love Sam xxx

jordiegirl said...

Lovely Sue - you are such an inspiration