Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The Can Can Card

Good morning all!  As Nigel has dubbed this my Parisian Can Can Card, I guess I will stick with that name.  I was going for a kind of petticoat effect here using the parisian border dies from Spellbinders.   I cut out eight of them in varying shades of gray and yellow to match my card.  You know how much I just love that colour combo!  Just by lining them up in alternating colours, you get this sort of petticoat effect for the bottom of the card.  Too much fun, I think!  I used the fretwork mask to emboss the background piece, but you may have to click on the card to enlarge it and see it well. I cut out the Fleur de lis die and then cut it in half so that I could mount it to the top and bottom of the background.  I then layered up my beaded square on top in the diamond orientation which hid the cut area.  I cut out a labels twenty die for my sentiment and two ''holder'' pieces from the fleur de lis collection.  The lovely new silver PVA glue from Cosmic Shimmer was used to make dots and frame the card to draw the eye into it.  I know that I use this glue a lot, but if you haven't tried it yet, it is amazing stuff.  It is also so easy to use, keeps its shape and dries very hard.  It's a real fun way to finish your card edges.  Don't forget about your edges, I always say!  Hope you are inspired by yet another yellow and gray creation of mine.  All for now, Sue x

41 comments:

Julia Watts said...

Love this card. Julia xxx.

Chloe's Nan said...

Trust Nigel to think of can can dancers!! Lovely card Sue, you have a wonderful eye for detail xx

bhavana said...

You come up with such wonderful projects, thank you!!

issy said...

Beatiful card Sue, and I enjoyed all the shows, especially the one with Nigel...

issy

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous card here Sue. And it just have my favoritcolor to with the blue shades here, which I just love. It´s just sooo awesome.

Clai01 said...

great card, only Nigel would think of that ..!
seems like the creative expressions PVA is selling really well, it sold out yesterday on Dawn's show!

Jan said...

Love it! I have the Parisienne border die and would never have thought to use it like this.... such inspiration!

Sandra said...

Love everything about this card Sue it sure is a stunning card
Sandra x

Uta said...

Your card looks fantastic.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card-the border die is very effective.

Eileen x

Sandra F said...

Lovely cards Sue. The border die looks great used like that

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, not a colour combo i've used but i may have to give it a go.

Julie x

Lynne said...

Sue, this is lovely, it will looke terrifice in any colour combination. Lynne

Lynne said...

Hello again, OMG!!! I have done, it, I have posted a comment, never done it before and I did not have a clue what to do, so Sue, I can now thank you for such wonderful inspiration on the cards you do. Lynne x

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card I am still waiting for my parisian dies to come from C&C but I am definately going to try this one ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oops I forgot to sign my comment ;-)
Heather x

Grandma said...

Fantastic idea for the lace effect, can't wait to try it our myself! Just love your style of card making.
Maggie x

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. Cannot wait for my parisian dies to arrive.
Sue

Christine said...

Fan-tab-ulous Sue, such beautiful colours and fantastic dies.
Not surprised Nigel called it Parisian Can Can Card.
Off to check out my Parisian stash.
Hugs
Christine xx

Soo said...

Oh no! Lovely card but now I have the Can Can song stuck in my brain! :)

Anonymous said...

I too love this colour combination - always looks so fresh

I am waiting for the Parisian to return to stock

Vie Carter
x

PaulineC said...

Don't you just love Nigel! He is so funny. Lovely card and very apt name with all the edgabilities.

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card.

lilygee said...

A really nice way to use the die with a great looking effect.
lilygee xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I just love the way you used the border die. TFS.

Valan said...

Lovely Card.

Anonymous said...

Wow great card, love the petticoat style.
regards Janet Babar

Fiona said...

ooh - I don't have that edge die but have the fleur de lis one - will give it a try with that one. Thanks for the idea

Anonymous said...

Will be trying your ideas out Sue had these dies for a while but never thought of cutting them up...clever you! Hugs Anne x

LellyJelly said...

Well, it may be grey and yellow but on my screen it looks blue and cream - my absolute favourite colour combination so it has to be a winner!!!x

KimberleyG said...

I have Viva Decor pearl pens which seem similar to your PVA glue. I keep meaning to try them, especially since seeing you use yours so much. One of these days...

Lindyloo said...

I love this card. Bought the parisian accents and will definitely pick alittle of your style, if I may to adorn a new project. Really fancy this frilly idea as a frame, especially around a central wintery image in whites and blues. Lovely Sue. Thanks

Sue said...

Sue yet another wonderful card for us all to gaze upon. Love the frilly edge and really like the denim blue look.

Sue C

Crafty mop said...

Another fab card sue .mandy

Barbara Phillips said...

Love the colours, beautiful card!

violetclouds said...

The colours are so elegant & I guess the layering does make it look so frilly - I keep remembering about Ellis being at moulin rouge & her quick demo too!!!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful card! I love the colours and the way you've used the border dies to make the petticoat effect.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

julie said...

lovely sue,hugs julie

CraftyLoops said...

I love the petticoat frills at the bottom of the card, they look fantastic and set the card off so well. Stunning card, I love the colours youve used too. Lee x

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I love the colours in this card, subtle but effective.
Love and Light
Suz x

jules said...

WOW , STUNNING , I LOVE THIS CARD XX