Monday, 24 October 2011

A Girlie-Girl Card


Hello to everyone!  I have chosen a wine and rose coloured card for todays post.  This card was to have been a demo for the past weeks shows but there were two shows that were cut from the last day due to the lack of remaining product. While I am on the subject,though,  I would like to say a great big thanks for all your support and incredibly kind emails during the shows.  It is lovely (albeit , a bit embarrassing too)  to hear such wonderful things read out from all your emails.  I am hoping that I can give back to you through my blog by posting daily. (that is the goal, at least!)
This card uses the Spellbinders beaded square nestie in the largest size, then a frame cut from the blossoms four set and the small labels four for the sentiment piece all layered up for the focal element.  Easy as pie!  I used an embossing folder for the background and you should be able to see it in the close up pic below.  I added some frilly edged dusty rose ribbon down the side of the card and tied it into a knot rather than a bow this time.  I added three pink organza roses, but I inked them softly with Victorian Velvet Distress ink to match the card.  I also used my heat tool on one of them to shrink it slightly.  Organza melts very easily under heat so you have to use short blasts from your tool or it will shrivel up too fast.  It is an easy way to create dimension with your flowers though.  I completely the card by adding some of the new pearl swirls along the right hand side of the card.  I love the romantic feel they give to a card!  I hope it's not too girlie for you, do let me know!  All for now, Sue x



63 comments:

Knerten said...

How sweet a card with the embossed paper and the beautiful roses :-)

Sarpreet said...

Hi Sue, another stunning card. I love it. The layout is fab and definitely not too girly.

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful. I love that you can shrink the roses. Love, Julia xxx

missybossy65 said...

Gorgeous :0) not too girlie at all!! Don't be embarrassed.....it is well deserved praise!! Looking forward to tomorrow, Ali x

Maryann said...

Too girly? Definately NOT, it´s just awesome. I really love these colors too and these organzaroses are just so gorgeous too, and the entire card is absolutely stunning. I love it, that+´s for sure. So beautiful work here as always hun.

Neha Jain said...

lovely...the flower is made up of???

lydiawalker said...

love those roses xxx

Sandra F said...

Love the colours. Gorgeous card

Georgiegirl2012 said...

Another lovely card - I don't tend to do girlie girlie cards with ribbons and bows and flowers and stuff, but I know where to come when I want inspiration for them x

Clai01 said...

How about trying cherry, cream,and brown as a colour combo on something .. ?
be like black forest cake then.. less calories! LOL
Lovely girly card!

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful and the colours are amazing.

Hugs, Uta

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I didn't know you could shrink organ with heat. Will have to have a play.
Love and Light.
Suz x

Chloe's Nan said...

Beautiful card Sue xx

Sandra said...

Beautiful card and i love those roses Sue
Sandra x

Fiona said...

love the colours and the roses

Diane Maitland said...

What a beautiful card, nothing wrong with being girly, I love it.

bhavana said...

What a beautiful card, I would love to make this for my sister's birthday (she is 50 in november). She is such a special person to me, and this card would show how special she is!! Simply Love it! Thanks for sharing! Bhavana

Anonymous said...

Never too girly, this card is beautiful in its simplicity and the colours are gorgeous.
Frances

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love girly and also getting used to looking at the end of email to find what you used really useful !
love Marg

Suzanne said...

STUNNING card - I adore the pink roses and ribbon as it`s my favourite colour - thanks for sharing your wonderful creation - Suzanne x

Gill said...

Love the card must get out my pearls and organza roses and have a go

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, card is fab as usual, it is so kind of you to blog every day, I really appreciate. Take care, hugs, Annette x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Pretty card-love the colours and can't wait to get the pearly swirls.

Eileen x

Maggie Beee said...

I love a good swirl!!! Everything about this card is gorgeous! The flowers are sooo delicate-looking and the swirls just add to the effect! Lovely, Lovely card! XX

Kate's Cards said...

It's all been said already! Another triumph Sue!!

Elly said...

Wow Sue, all your creations are BEAUTIFUL!!!

hugs, Elly

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. I love the way you do the techiques and pass them on to us.
Thank yiu.
Sue

Christine said...

Hi Sue, WOW this is a gorgeous creation, I love the colours and thanks for giving us the techniques and items you have used.
Hugs
Christine xx

sandra(misty) said...

Hi sue just love the colours in this card I bought some of the swirls last week can't Waite for them to arrive and have a go at a card with them

KimberleyG said...

Pretty card. Love the pearl swirls. No piercing?

Barbara Phillips said...

Fantastic that you are posting everyday, we are spoiled here. The card is very pretty, love how you mix up the dies!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the colours & the swirls. Thank you. Ann W.

PaulineC said...

The pearly swirls look great on this card, echoing the embossing and the ribbon and roses are gorgeous.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is soo pretty.

Janet said...

Oh the girlier the better for me Sue. Ultimate inspiration - who needs to look anywhere else.xxx

Alison H said...

This is absolutely amazing but then again we wouldn't expect anything less from you. I love watching you on Create & Craft and the inspiration is second to none. Could you please tell me though what are the best products to use for inking around your sentiment whilst still in the dye? Is there a particular item to use in order to put the ink on with? Thanks Alison H x

lilygee said...

Good enough to eat!! I think you've already given enough Sue - your generous and sharing spirit is a treasure and makes a lot of people happy.xx
God Bless
lilygee

Debbie said...

Another beautiful card Sue,Great colours.Love Debbie x

Anonymous said...

I love the colours in this card Sue it is definately not too girly and another masterpiece from you
Heather x

Helen said...

Fabulous card. Love the girly girly look. Love Helen

Marie-Louise McFall said...

Such a pretty and feminine card.

Trololo2 said...

your cards are so inspirational Sue. they have that va va voom!!! Bring on your next workshop. \katexx

Rocky said...

I like the idea of being able to shrink the flowers, I'll have to try and remember that one.

gill said...

Great card, I managed to get the swirls cant wait for them to arrive.

Papercraft By Carole said...

Beautful colours. Loving the gem swirls! Cxx

Crafty mop said...

Love this card sue the colours look fab sorry u never got to demo it I would have loved to have seen that ... Looking good c

Anonymous said...

Lovely colours and the organza roses do make it look very girlie

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD,LOVE THE COLOURS.SUZYD X

Lorraine said...

oh wow sue this is absolutely fab love those colours and layout xx

Rufus said...

Such pretty colors, love the large pearl swirls. I'd be afraid that I'd shrink my rose into oblivion!
R/

Sue said...

Such a pretty card, not too girlie at all. Love the flowers and the swirls.

Sue C

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card love the swirls too Hugs Anne x

violetclouds said...

Great use of labels four & blossom four! Not sure I would even have attempted those two together, but it really works. Like the way youve got that subtle inking on the edges of the rose petal flowers.

violetclouds said...

ps I dont actually like pink, but I like this card!!!! :o I think its the way you have added the darker burgundy colour to tone with the pink, it makes it much more elegant than just frilly pink and flowery!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sue, just right for a special friend, Edwina

vanessa said...

Hi sue, love the card, I like the idea of melting the organza with the heat gun, will have to try this sometime, vanessa x

Lindyloo said...

Yes a girly card, but not a fru-fru girly card. I love it cos it more 'Victorian' is style. Lovely Regards Linda x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Such an adorable girlie card. It's gorgeous!

The organza ribbon and flowers are lovely and I like the idea of heating up the flower to make is smaller.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Donald Smith said...

I would like to tell you what is my favorite among all business card template, but there are too many great designs to be able to choose! I chose to tweet about the contest however, that is the least I can do!

julie said...

i've been ill but had to see your cards hugs julie x

CraftyLoops said...

This is a beautiful card. The colours are lovely and girlie and I love how the blingy pearls go over the centre piece too. And I love the flowers. Lee x

Carole said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours...I ordered this ribbon and the roses when you were on POTD, (along with a few dies!)and they arrived at the weekend. Day off work tomorrow so am hoping to play!

Liz said...

Stunning! I'm looking for ideas for my sisters birthday card and found them in this card THANK YOU. Liz xx