Monday, 2 May 2011

Demo Card Explained

Here's another card that I found recently that has never been posted on my blog.  I'm not sure how I missed this one as it is one of my favourites. It was supposed to be one of my demos from the past POTW shows but since I never got that opportunity, I'll describe what I did to create this card .   I have layed up several of the new Spellbinder dies to create the centre focal point using labels twenty one and a faux nestie as the back piece.  I ran the label 21 through our lattice embossing folder while still in the die (cutting edge up) and an embossing mat over it but with the folder open so as not to cut into it.  That is how I kept that pretty little embossed edge on it.  Then I added the fleur de lis doily motif and topped it with labels eighteen stamped with the sentiment and three small pearls.  I used the fleur de lis border to cut into the bottom of the background paper creating the negative pattern, then added a red mat behind it.  Then used the actual border that was cut out below it to create the bottom edge of the card.  I offset the border so that you can see both the red fleur de lis and the patterned paper ones also.  That stripe is the reverse to the little floral pattern on the background paper I used (October Afternoon paper).  The card is finished with a red satin ribbon and two red felt rolled flowers with small pearls added to the centre.  I cut two leaf shapes from green card and folded them in half and ran them through my paper crimper to add "veins".  The two red fleur de lis corners were added as well as the paper piercing to frame and add the finishing touches to the card.  I hope you like it.  What do you think?  All for now, Sue x

37 comments:

Maryann said...

Oh my goodness, this is just so gorgeous. I love how this turned out. I love how you´ve mixed the red and blue with each other, as it really makes the card pop out. I just love this one, pure and simple LOL. Stunning work.

The Paper Princess said...

Sue, this is a stunning card! I love everything about it!

Have a wonderful week!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

Helen said...

Your card is, as always, stunning.

JULIEMCRANE said...

I just love this card, the colour combo is lovely and fresh. Look forward to seeing more.
Take care Sue

Julie

Brenda Brown said...

Just fabulous Sue, I wish my felt flowers looked as good as yours.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Fiona said...

Yet again a great card - you really know how to put the layers together - I must get more adventurous!

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous xxxx

Sam

Rita said...

Wow Sue, your card is absolutely Fabulous. So rich with colour too. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Rita xxx

PaulineC said...

I love all the layers that you do. Gorgeous.

Amanda said...

What a beautiful card! now i have to go and google felt flowers they are so pretty.

Amanda

Kate's Cards said...

Loving the border! I really must get that die soon.
Kate
:-)

Barbara Phillips said...

Love the card and the colours. Your felt flowers look fab.

Christine said...

Gorgeous Sue, you have a way of putting things together and making them look fab.
Must check out those dies along with the ones shown today on C&C
Hugs
Christine xx

Susanne said...

I like a lot...the dies together is so god.
Hugs!

Buttons said...

Gorgeous as ever Sue. Using the lattice embossing folder makes the card look as though you have quilted it and your use of colour is second to none x

furrypig said...

Really striking card with the red and the blue. All those little details you add make an amazing end result! thanks for telling us how you did it xxx

Lorraine said...

oh i love this one its stunning i really should tell my other half your name is sue and not 'the spellbinder lady' lol i hope you don't mind i just love what you do with them xx

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. The blue and red go together so well. Like someone else said , it looks like it as been quilted. Those flowers are beautiful. Hugs x ChrisB

LellyJelly said...

That blue looks stunning with the red, love all the layers.x

Rufus said...

Great look to emboss yet still keep the embossed edge! Love the color combo.
R/

Sue said...

Another fab card Sue. Love the colour choices, I too need to be a little bolder with my colours. Thank's for giving the receipe to the card. Looking forward to more.

Sue

marg said...

Hello Sue..Thank you for the tip about keeping the Embossing Folder open, I now know, thats where I have been going wrong, and almost cutting through the card when I emboss !
Love the colours too.

Granny P said...

Absolutely love this card! Thanks for explaining it.

Lisa aka Myran said...

I just luv the dimension in this card. So pretty!!

Glenys said...

The card is so pretty!

Auntie Em said...

You have so many great details on this gorgeous card but honestly, you had me with the great colours. Something so perfect and vintagey about the turquoise/red/white combo that gets me every time. It's so fresh and cheerful!
Those leaves are so cool and love all the layers.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Helen said...

I just love the colour combinations! Beautiful card...

Jayscrafts said...

Lovely. xx

KimberleyG said...

Wow, way too much work for me!

Ms. Daiquiri said...

Very pretty! Love the embossing.

Crafterkhush said...

I am not much of an embosser.. But I love what I just saw.. Brilliant color combo..

iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful....love the color combo!!!

Bea said...

Brill card Sue - I really love the colour scheme and how you have layered the different shapes - it will make me a bit more adventurous now that I have some different ones. - thanks

miislucky said...

Great job Sue!!! I have all these and would like to try to make something similar. Love your blog and you have me addicted, lol. Thanks for more details in how you did this one this tome around. Mimi ;)

Hev said...

Another beautiful card, I particularly like the colours on this one.
Luv Hev x

Ms. Petersen said...

Okay, I'm done looking for a moment. I HAVE to try and make a card like this one. I already have papers in the same colors because I LOVE them so much, but haven't been able to find a way to use them that I like. This is it!!!! Thank you!

Ms. Petersen said...

Would you mind explaining how you layered the Label 21 die and the embossing folder in more detail, including which side goes up and down? When I leave the paper in the die it doesn’t catch the embossing. So, obviously, I’m doing something wrong, but I’m not sure what. Thanks so much!