Saturday, 2 October 2010

Christmas Ribbon Wreath Card

One week recovered from the experience of Ally Pally, but I came home with a nasty chest cold that is still hanging in there.  Sorry about taking so long to post, but it has been a combination of the cold and a computer that is acting up again.  It is not letting me load pics the way I usually do.  I have had to play around with it to get it to work, but finally, as I promised the lovely crafters at Ally Pally, here is the ribbon wreath card I was demoing all weekend long.  I am still working on a step by step tutorial for it that I will post a link for as soon as it is finished.  This card shows the faux pearls that were made using Cosmic Shimmer dries white glue.  You need only to make small dots with the dries white glue on a non stick craft mat or other slick surface, let them dry thoroughly (preferably overnight), then dust them with Cosmic Shimmer pearlescent mica powder and spritz with water to set. (Cosmic Shimmer has a binder in it that is activated by the water, whereas other products may not).  Your faux pearls are then ready to add to all your craft projects! 

This card is also one of the cards that we will be making in an upcoming all day workshop that I am holding at the Creative Expressions warehouse in Kettering on Nov.13th and Nov.14th.  There will be multiple projects all with different techniques that we will be doing and they are all based on the Vintage Christmas Postcard Stamp set.  The set of stamps will be given to each person to take home with them as part of the cost of the workshop. If you would like more information about the workshop or to book your space, please email me at sue@particraft.co.uk

53 comments:

Julie said...

Oooohhhhhhh classy,great card,can't wait to see the tutorial:) Julie.x

The Taming of the Glue said...

Absolutely stunning. I'm still trying to get the tension right with the ribbon!

Zoechaos said...

Stunning, thank you looking forward to the tutorial. xx Zoe

LellyJelly said...

Beautiful card Sue. Was so good to see the wreath up close though I'm not sure my effort will be as good. Really enjoyed Ally Pally and both your stands. Still trying to track down those butterscotch chips...

Heather x said...

Absolutely stunning babe :)
*hugs* Heather x

Светлана said...

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PaulineC said...

Love the wreath. Looking forward to the tutorial. Hope your cold is better soon.

sam21ski said...

This is just fab xxxx

Papercraft By Carole said...

I love this wreath - I love ribbon and this is a brilliant technique. Cxx

iluvmybugs said...

Sue this card is just beautiful...love the ribbon wreath...can hardly wait for the tutorial!!! TFS

Feel better!!

themessycraftroom said...

Fabulous card look forward to your wreath tutorial. Hope your better soon. Hugs ChrisB

Sue said...

Oooh this is gorgeous, can't wait to see how to do it x

xGemmax said...

Absolutely stunning and love the wreath!
hugs and xxx

Trina said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

sandra said...

Absolutely amazing!
Can't wait for tutorial!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Yvonne Russell said...

What a fab idea for ribbon... lovely card.

KimberleyG said...

What a fabulous wreath. I can't wait for the tutorial. Very pretty card. I like the crisscrossing.

Rufus said...

Gorgeous, wish I'd been there for the demo, but will try to wait for the tutorial! Hope you feel better ASAP!
R/

NHL said...

Really beautiful and definitely inspirational!

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is so beautiful! Can't wait for the tutorial :)

Mad Moose said...

Wow! this is stunning, really unique and such a lovely idea. Hope you're feeling better soon

Annette said...

Can't wait for workshop Sue. The card is wonderful as is everthing you do. Hope your feeling better real soon. Loads of Hugs. XXX

Kate Street said...

Great card!!

Clare H said...

Fab card!! wish i could come to one of your workshops!

Rosietoes said...

I hope you feel much better soon Sue - there's nothing so yuk as a chest cold - you just feel at odds all over.

This card is absolutely beautiful, I can't wait to follow the tut.

Edna x

mandy said...

hope you feel better soon love the ribbon wreath you did i did recordthar demo but sky+ is having a tantrum me finks i lost it so i'll have to watch this space.

love mandy x

Rosa-kreattiva said...

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Knerten said...

Wow, what a beautiful wreath you have made here :-) Looks very complicated; impressing !! Beautiful card.

mayskaya said...

Awesome!! Love wreathm that's great!

irinka said...

Wow, you just have to show us how you did it. I love everything about this card

joan.turner said...

Wish I could be at the workshop Sue - nevermind perhaps the next one. Love the ribbon wreath look forward to the tutorial.

bernietom47 said...

Aww, hope you feel better soon. I love everything about this card, it's so classy. The ribbon wreath is stunning, can't wait to see the tutorial.
Blessings Bernie

Shirl said...

The ribbon wreath is soo cool! Can't wait to see your tutorial :)

Lavender Rose said...

Your ribbon wreath is stunning! Hope you feel better soon.

miislucky said...

Hi Sue, and thanks for the tip on the mica powder. I have lots and have used it for shimmer but not for faux pearl. Beautiful card as always, lol. Thanks for all you do. Mimi

Von said...

Well having been shown how to at Ally Pally I need to put it into practice lol such an elegant card Sue :)
Von x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love it. Hugs, Moni

Lorraine said...

this is such a clever card i love it xx

furrypig said...

I am so sad that I never actually saw you at Ally Pally... I did look! Been missing you on tv so hope to see you there soon. I loved this card when you made it on C&C but will look forward to the tutorial to remind me how to do it!

angie's blogspot said...

wow what a orgeous card, love the ribbon x

bonjen3 said...

look forward to the tutorial! hope you feel bettersoon

Lisa J said...

I really can't wait for the tutorial on this card! the Wreath is amazing!
Thanks for sharing

mae said...

Great card!!!!!

meus scraps said...

Absolutely stunning
hugs

♥♥ CHARITYCRAFTER! ♥♥ said...

Couldnt get to Ally Pally as pennies wouldnt allow, would love to see a tutorial on this technique its beautiful x Leigh x

♥♥ CHARITYCRAFTER! ♥♥ said...

Wish I lived nearer for the possibility of a workshop x Leigh x

Neet said...

Am eagerly awaiting how to do that ribbon wreath as it looks fabulous. Loving the pearls (Cosmic Shimmer) - they look so good on that background.

miislucky said...

Hi Sue, This is absolutely stunning card!!! I love the detail in it!

meus scraps said...

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ABRAÇOS

Auntie Em said...

Wow, that is pretty enough to frame! Love the background work!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Karen said...

What a gorgeous card! I'd never thought of using ribbon like that - I think you may be encouraging me to look at my ribbons in a new light, always open to learning new ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Meda said...

Now that wreath is fantastic. Love wreath cards! I have to try one sometimes.

Debbi said...

Your card is so pretty! I just LOVE how you wove the ribbons for the wreath. That is amazing.
*smiles*
debbi