Tuesday, 9 August 2011

A Bit of Tulle

 Hi everyone, greetings from rain soaked Florida!  It has been coming down in buckets for the past two days with thunder and lightning like I have never experienced before!  You know what that means... more indoor crafting time!  While I have been busily working away on new samples for the upcoming POTW shows in a few weeks, it is still too early to show them unfortunately.  Here are a couple of pics of a card I made for the last shows (hope this will hold you over!)  Although my camera skills are limited to say the least, I think you can at least get a feel for the fun of this card.  I used the parisian die border to create a lacy petticoat look for the bottom of this card by stacking ten of the borders in three colours on top of each other.  It really needed a closeup as well as the centre of the card where I stamped and clear embossed a sunflower with the sentiment going around it.  I did, however, take a close up of the tulle flower that I added to the top of the card in the middle of the toffee beige vintage ribbon bow.  I love the way the tulle looks as a rolled flower, but it is hard to see in the top photo.  I really like the way tulle gives a card such a soft romantic feel to it, don't you?  Let me know what you think?  All for now, Sue x

44 comments:

marg said...

Hello Sue
I was just browsing and noticed a new pic ...love the Tulle rose and the Toffee coloured ribbon...
Take care
Love Marg

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue , a lovely card , love all the layers and the rose and toffee colour. Very different. Take care. Hugs xCHrisB

Maryann said...

Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous. I love the tullrose here, and the bow looks awesome. Wonderful work again.

Papercraft By Carole said...

Beautiful - the lacy effect at the bottom is gorgeous - as is the flower!! Another "Sue Stunner"! Cxx

Christine said...

Hi Sue, WOW WOW, another gorgeous card. Fabulous colours and the Tulle rose and toffee ribbon are beautiful. I have this set of dies, couldn't not having see you demo in your last Spellbinders show and they are 'the tops'.
Hope the weather improves for you.
Hugs for you and Mom
Christine xx

Debs said...

Wonderful card, sorry about the rain, it will remind you of the UK in the summer. Hugs Bee

Fiona said...

Bad luck about the weather but at least you can craft without feeling you should be outside doing something else! Great use of time. Keep them coming.

Bernie said...

This is stunning!!! The colors, the layers, the ribbon, the pearls and that tulle flower are all absolutely beautiful! Wishing you rainbows and sunshine.
Blessings Bernie

Lorraine said...

oh wow sue you and dies and punches were made for each other you always make the best creations and i just love this one aswell the colours are stunning and i love the attention to detail xx

Rufus said...

Love the "ruffle" at the bottom and the tulle flower at the top and, come to think of it, everything in between!
R/

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great card. I love the tulle flower. TFS.

Soo said...

The Parisian border looks amazing layered up like that!

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely detailed card, love the tulle flower , i think we call it net here, in the UK , but it looks great, very intricate.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Going back a few posts you had some beautiful xmas cards in white and a beautiful soft blue (duck egg-ish)

My friend and I have gone through our ink pads (quite a feat!!) trying to find a similar colour, without luck! PLEASE could you tell me what ink did you use???

Thankyou
Deb

KimberleyG said...

Ten layers? Wow. It sure looks great. I'm not sure how I feel about the flower though.

Sue said...

Sue, beautiful card. Love the colours, great use of the tulle in the flower.
Hope it stops raining soon for you or you'll be thinking your over here!!

Sue

Phil D said...

LOVE IT
Your colour combinations always leave me Spellbound

LellyJelly said...

Now you know why I don't like the sun - winter is good! Plenty of crafting time. I LOVE toffee...xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the card it is beautiful, you are so clever to come up with all these ideas.
Looking forward to the POTW on the 26th
Enjoy you hols. x

Carole said...

The card is absolutely gorgeous & I love the ribbon and the tulle rose. Really looking forward to the POTW and your DVD xx

Wellington said...

Beautiful card Sue - love the idea of layering the borders, really effective...

PaulineC said...

I love the card and all the layering. I also love the tulle rose and ribbon. They look gorgeous together.
Sounds like you have taken some British weather back over to Florida with you!

Barbara Phillips said...

Loving the tulle flower and bow along with everyone else. Cant wait to see your DVD and the POTW and the beautiful samples!!!

Sam Healey said...

Great card Sue. I Hope the weaather improves soon - I adore Florida so I wish I was there too ;o)

C. Camp said...

Another fantastic card, love the tulle and the layers.

Christine Faulkner said...

Another stunner Sue love that tulle flower and the colours are beautiful. Hope the weather picks up for you. Christine x

Aditya Gupta said...

Beautiful card. I loved the color combination very much.

Aditya Gupta
http://craftzonespn.blogspot.com

Marjorie's Owl said...

Gorgeous card, love the lace effect at the bottom.

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card. Love the tulle flower.

America said...

GORGEOUS combination of dies and cuts. Love this!!

violetclouds said...

Loving the effect of the tulle rolled flower and layered lace borders

Dawn said...

Yummy card! and pow shows coming, yeah!!!

Jayscrafts said...

Gorgeous card, Sue, Love the colours. Love, Julia xxx

Angel Wings And Beautiful Things said...

Love this Card would like to know what punch you used for the layering love that design
Hugs Mariana

bea said...

love the card - mixed feelings re your weather as we benefit from your inspiration whn it is bad but I'm sur you would like it to be nice and summery so hope it improves lol!

Anonymous said...

Love the card and the Tulle flower looks absolutely lovely,the colours are great too
love vanessa xx

Sarpreet said...

This is stunning, i love the card. The layout and design so exquisite.

Maryann said...

This card is so gorgeous and I just love all the layering onhere. It looks really awesome and the tullflowere is so romantic, I totally agree to that. Can´t wait to see, what you´ll come up with for the next show.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

This card is stunning!!! :) X X

Littlehamsterz said...

Hi Sue ^^ Another stunning and elegant creation! :) Love it!

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful card! Love the very neutral coloring and all of the layering.

Rachel said...

This is a great example of how to make a stunning card using only a couple of complimenting tones of the same colour. Love how the border has been layered at the bottom of the card.

Tigs said...

Oh wow, it looks lovely and frilly. Very feminine.

Yvette said...

what a lovely use of such a different colour, it works so well for a feminine card, which i wouldn't have expected