Friday, 28 October 2011

Morning all!  Back to earthtones and a simple card for todays post.  This card features the Spellbinders Parisian die in the Motifs and Accents sets.  These are some of my absolute favourite die sets as I feel they are lovely, intricate dies, but also very easy to use in your card making.  For the focal point, I simply stamped my sentiment on tan card and cut it out with the largest parisian die and did a bit of inking through the die with my Tea Dye Distress ink  to highlight it.  I then cut another of the same die in black to add a shadow behind the sentiment die.  I cut two of the Parisian borders and attached them back to back so that I was able to lace the vintage ribbon back and forth across them. You can see a close up of the laced border below.   A little tip for doing this, only glue down the decorative edge of the border leaving the straight side unattached so that you can slip the ribbon in and out easily.  Finish the border with a messy bow using two strands of the amber brown and one strand of the black vintage ribbon.  I added a black button with a piece of jute string (we can't have naked buttons!) to the top of my bow.  I filled in the right side of the card with the black rhinestone swirls for accent.  The edges were finished with my favourite Cosmic Shimmer black PVA glue (no surprise there, huh?!)  Another very quick, easy card to make.  I hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x

38 comments:

Maryann said...

Oh my goodness this is awesome. I have this set and it´s also one of my faves, that´s for sure, but I admit, I never thought of using the border this way, but I´m definately going to try that now too , so thanks for the tip he he he. It looks gorgeous and the way you weaved the ribbon into it is just awesome. I sooooooooo love this one too. Really amazing.
And thanks sooo much for the awesome prize, I recieved a couple of days ago here too. It was soooooooooo gorgeous too, and I just love it,
Have a wonderful week-end ahead here.

Jan said...

Love the use of threading ribbon through the boarders wow what a fantastic card.

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love the earthtome colours. Another set of dies for my wishlist!! Cxx

Julia Watts said...

Love this set of dies too. Beautiful card. Love, Julia xxx

Sandra F said...

Parisian dies arrived yesterday and I can understand why you like them so much. I love this card and will have a go at making one on similar lines. will definately need to get hold of the ribbon.

Ardilla said...

This is a gorgeous card, I wouldn´t call it simple, the bow is gorgeous with all those ribbons and the button and the die gives a great aspect to the card. I also love the swirl :)

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card.

Crafty mop said...

This card is great sue I love what you have done with the ribbon ...the colours make me want chocolate !! Mandy x

scrapper said...

Love the earth tones but the swirls are expensive so I would have to use your cosmic shimmer glue dots instead!
Lovely card though Sue

scrapper said...

BTW Thanks for the ribbon close up - must get round to trying this one!

Anonymous said...

My parisian dies arrived yesterday so I will be making this card thanks Sue for another brilliant idea
Heather

Fiona said...

Love the ribbon threading - wondering whether it will work with the fleur de lis set?

Anonymous said...

These are some of my favourite colour tones, I think I may steal this idea!! Congratualations on the rinestone swirls, just received mine.

Edwina

Jan said...

Wonderful card sue xx Jan

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Sue I now want the parisian dies,
another one for the Xmas list
Janet Babar

Rita said...

Now this is my kinda card Sue. I love the vintage colours and those Parisian dies are just a must have. Absolutely Stunning card. Hugs Rita xxx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card and the Parisian dies are really lovely(another must-have!)

Eileen x

Sandra said...

Another stunning card Sue
Sandra x

Uta said...

A beautiful creation in brown. I like the big bow.

Hugs, Uta

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful creation, the ribbon weaving really sets the whole think off. Nice touch too, using the plain twine with the bow. Regards Anne R x

KimberleyG said...

Pretty colours. The ribbon weaving reminds me of a french braid.

Clai01 said...

Love the weaved ribbon , the colours contrast very nicely together too , fab card !

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
I love this card. My dies arrived today so I can have a play. The ribbon is great.
Sue

PaulineC said...

Such a clever use of the border die and thank you for the close up. I shall definitely have to try this.

Christine B. said...

Beautiful, I loved this when you made it on tv. Hugs x ChrisB

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I love how you wove the ribbon on the side. TFS.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you've weaved the ribbon through the border die.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

craftylisa said...

lovely card sue as usual you r such an inspiration

Rufus said...

Brilliant! I LOVE how you've woven the ribbon through the border dies. I'll be trying this one! Just love the way that looks. Thanks for sharing it.
R/

Barbara Phillips said...

Lovely card and love the ribbon weave.

lilygee said...

Love those woven ribbons, the rich earthy colours and the very chic Parisian dies - one of my favourites too. xx
lilygee

Lindyloo said...

Like yourself and Maryann I love this set also. Another knock-out card. The Parisian accents were the first 'accents' set I bought and I can't stop using them. I love to use them as you did on your Can Can card on Wed 26th, but with a slight difference:- basically as frames to every layer therefore forming four sided frills. See how you have inspired me! Regards Linda x

Sue said...

I too love the Parisian boarders and those CS pva glues are a must have. Beautiful card as always.

Sue C

Anonymous said...

Absolutly gorgeous card Sue love the colours and the dies. Will be trying the ribbon border. Hugs Anne x

CraftyLoops said...

I love the gorgeous earthy tones to this card and the ribbon detail is incredible. Lee xx

Carole said...

Gorgeous...I have these dies and use them all the time too, but I love the way you have threaded the ribbon.

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I'm not sure I could be as generous as you with my use of ribbon. I love the interwoven effect.
Love and Light
Suz x

Liz said...

HI Ya
Love this card and the plait, Liz xx