Friday, 7 October 2011

Picot Edged Circles

Hi there friends, I hope everyone is enjoying the backlog of cards I have been able to post lately!  This one is no exception, as it is from the August POTW shows.  It does use those lovely Picot edged circles for the focal element.  If you were lucky enough to get those, well done, as I think you will find many uses for them.  Hopefully, this card will give you an idea for their use as I cut two of both the largest and the next size down and mounted them up together, but offset the picot edge on them.  It gives a really frilly look to them I think.  I inked all of the circles with Antique Linen Distress ink prior to mounting so that it softened the card colour (a very stark ivory to begin with) and matched the background paper better.  Now this is not what I would call a messy bow this time as it is more of a fancy look with a very tight centre.  A little tip, though, this frilly edged ribbon is so easy to use and tie this type of bow with.  If you at all "bow challenged," give this ribbon a try as it is very forgiving and easy to manipulate.  I couldn't resist the decorative stick pins (I know, I know, it's a compulsion for me).  I finished the card with some of our new swirly rhinestone pieces.  FYI, I do believe they are making their television debut on October 18th, if you are interested.  Once again, super simple card, nothing too time consuming or tricky, just start with some decorative card you like and matching ribbon and you are half way there.  Hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x


Bee and Dee said...

Beautiful card love the style. Hugs Bee

Chloe's Nan said...

Another beautiful card x

DEBBIE said...


Rita said...

Sue,I was lucky enough to get those as I had some birthday money left and treated myself to them. I love what you've done with them and the background is truly wonderful.All in all another beautiful card. You will never ever make a messy bow. Hugs Rita xxx

Christine B. said...

Another great card Sue. Hugs x ChrisB

Soo said...

I haven't adopted hat pins as embellishments yet -- they look pretty but I keep imagining fingers (mine or the recipients!) getting pricked. How do you protect fingers from getting stuck??

Uta said...

What a wonderful card. Great colour combo again.

Hugs, Uta

cotnob said...

Just love the black and gold and that bow is just gorgeous.

Maryann said...

Oooh these dies are really high uup on my wishlist too, and now I know why ha ha ha This card looks awesome, it´s really great Sue, I love it.
As for the lady above, who asked how to avoid people got their fingers stucked on the pins, I can tell you all, what I do, cause I tryed to stick a finger real bad on one, so I got my card totally ruined of blood LOL, and since then, I began thinking, how I could avoid it, and one day b a bit of an accident, I found a great solution, that has worked well for me since. I had been using my gluegun, and some glue had run down the table and made a pearl, that had gone hstiff, but it was still soft enoug to stick in it, and I thought it might be useful, and it is. Now I just make a drop and roll it with my fingers and put it on the end of the needle, after I set in on the card, and it hardens totally , so it wount fall of again, and it dryes up totally clear, so it´s almost not seen, but never anymore stucked fingers here. Hope this tip can be usefull for others as well.
HAve a great week-end everyone and lots of fun.

Mimi said...

I do already have these and now I have an idea on how to make my first card with them (yes I'm stealing another one of your ideas, lol). My sister keeps telling me I'm addicted to them but I can't help it, you know. Very elegent card! Hugs, Mimi

marg said...

Hello Sue
That is a truly beautiful sympathy card ..I have the picot edge dies, and I too have not thought of doing the double like you. Is the lovely Paisley background Gold Embossed ?
Love Marh

Clai01 said...

Really pretty background paper, and a very beautiful card. Thanks for posting the photos.

SandyF said...

Yet another beautiful card. I've got that die so am going to have a go at making something similar. xx said...

Hi Sue
A lovely elegant card-I really would like that background paper!
Have been waiting(impatiently)for the swirly pearls.

Eileen x

Fiona said...

Lovely - like the double cut and offsetting!

Kate's Cards said...


KimberleyG said...

Great card. BEautiful background paper and ribbon. Stick pins and swirls are nice too. The way you did the offset gives a bit of an optical illusion that they are entwined.

PaulineC said...

I have just bought some frilly edged ribbon from Sam's shop so I am looking forward to trying it out. Your bows certainly look great. Please keep the cards coming Sue.

Lynne in NI said...

Love your colour combo ... that ribbon is gorgeous!

Bettina said...

beautiful! love the pearls and pins.

Missmizog said...

Love this card. I agree with you about the pins I have been using them on all of my cards

gill said...

Great card , have been waiting for the swirls , now I know when. Thanks

Sandra said...

Another fab card Sue

Christine said...

FABULOUS card Sue, those Picot Dies are beautiful. Love the colours and the bow is perfect.
Will make a note of 18th Oct, it is my Wedding Anniversary so shouldn't forget.
Christine xx

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Rachelsmum said...

Beautiful card Sue, reminds me of old fashioned ladies corsets - they used to be creamy pink!! Great idea to offset the circles to give a different look. Will watch out for the show, a lovely treat on my Birthday.
Forgot to add that the ribbon reminded me of nylon stockings along with the corset!! lol xxxsue

Rhonda Miller said...

What a stunning card.

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I was lucky enough to get these. I like the idea of layering them thank you as always for sharing more inspiration with us. Thanks also to Maryann for the stick pin tip.
Love and light to everyone.
Suz x

Lorraine said...

oh wow i do love your cards this is another beauty of yours xx

freedom99 said...

Lovely card as always. Any hints as to what dies you Will be bringing in the next show.? I know i read somewhere that they are is that have already been on but sold out quick, i have gotten the last few huge sets but did miss a few of the older ones.
Its the belfast craft fair a few days before so need to save some money for my

Rufus said...

So elegant looking. Every time I've tried to get these dies they've been sold out, this card is an example of why! Love the ribbon and that bow, too!

Bernie said...

That is a truly elegant sympathy card. I love how you've used the picot edge dies.
Blessings Bernie

Anonymous said...

Marvelous cards !!Every time I've tried to get these dies they've been sold out ,this cards is an example of why!!!
looking very attractive card by the using of the ribbon!!
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Carole said...

Lovely card always x

Vee said...

very pretty. love the paisley background paper.

Julia Watts said...

Lovely. Will give that ribbon a try as I am definately bow challenged! Love, Julia xxx

Neha Jain said...

loved the neat

Crafty mop said...

Loving the colours sue

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Love the colours of this one and the bow finishes it off beautifully.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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