Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A Vintage Card With Roses



Hello blog friends!  The inspiration for this card was simply some new paper that I found at Ally Pally and wanting to make some of my new vintage ribbon roses.  I used a piece of this decorative paper as a background and the reverse side of it for a smaller accent piece.  Since the colours in it matched the vintage ribbon so nicely, I decided to make another grouping of the roses to go with it. There is a close up below for you. To make these, you need a small length of the ribbon, about 18 inches.  Attach the 1/2 width of red line tape to the bottom edge of the ribbon.  Fold the very end of it diagonally down so if the end frays, it will not show.  Then simply roll it to get the centre of the flower.  Once you have that tight centre, begin to make the ribbon ruffle a bit by tucking it up into the tape as you go.  The larger the flower you want, the more you need to make it ruffle.  If you get to the end of the ribbon and want it to be a bit larger, just another piece to the outside and continue on. You can cut off any excess of the tape when finished too.   This is a very quick and easy flower to make.  Since it has that shabby chic look to it when finished, you can be a bit messy with it and it still works.  Right up my alley!  I added these fun suede leaves to the grouping to help finish it off.  As you can see, I cut the lacy circle nestibility so that about a quarter of it is missing.  I just wanted it to be a little bit less perfect of a circle so the card would have an edgier feel to it.  Nesties do not have to stay as they are, you can cut them, fold them, scrunch them, layer them,  you name it and that's part of their versatility as a crafting tool.  Hopefully that will help you look at them differently every time you pick one up to use and expand your crafting arsenal too.






I stamped the sentiment on one of the fancy tag dies and stenciled through it to highlight it.  I added to the  card by using the new Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue in gold and making dots around not only the outside edge, but also the smaller accent piece of card.  The black rhinestone swirls just called out to me so I added some to the decorative paper and three black glints  to complete the card.  I rather like this one with it's vintage feel  even if it isn't as frilly as I usually do, what do you think?  All for now, Sue x

43 comments:

Rufus said...

like the fact that the sentiment isn't at the bottom or the top! Thanks for the info on the shabby chic roses.
R/

Anonymous said...

Another great card I love the colours you've chosen. I have made these roses and they are so easy to make thanks for showing us how to do them.
Heather x

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card.

Crafty mop said...

This card is fab love the colours and the die looks great against them x

Chloe's Nan said...

A lovely card Sue, the gold PVA really stands out against the black and the roses are divine! xx

Julia Watts said...

Love the ribbon roses - will have to gave a go at those. Love, Julia xxxx

Maryann said...

A really awesome card here Sue. i like how you´ve matted it a bit untraditional here and put the sentiment in the middle almost, instead of always in one of the ends. I´m always going for something different too, so I really like this a lot, and I love the roses and the swirls really much too. All is just soo perfect again hun.

Sandra F said...

A lovely card Sue. I must get some of the ribbon and try the roses.

Jo said...

It's a gorgeous card Sue. Jo x

Uta said...

Your card is so amazing and your flowers are so beautiful. I love this card!

Hugs, Uta

Fiona said...

Love the paper too. Who's make is it?

lilygee said...

Love those roses and suede leaves - the rest of the card is tastefully put together but the roses retain the focal point - love the ruffled look you've given them. xxx
lilygee

craftymum said...

Those flowers are GORGEOUS
hugs Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue, I think the colour is great and the roses, ab fab.
Janet Babar

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a really clever card and the colours all blend so well. Love those swirls!

Eileen x

Sue said...

Wow another great card. Vintage looking which is nice.

Sue C

dutchess said...

I think its fab Sue.....how you have the patience to do the roses! just dying to get my swirls delivered.....so I can have a go with then take care Margaret

bhavana said...

Hello again today, what a fabulous card, think i might have to have a go at this one!! LOVE IT!! keep up the good work!! Bhavana xx

Jackie D said...

I like the idea of cutting off part of the die circle to create a different look. Something else I must try!

Wellington said...

Really nice colour palette (sp?), lovely & subtle. Love it TFS

Vie Carter said...

lovely colours on this card

as always Sue great

Vie Carter
viecarolcarter@blueyonder.co.uk

Missmizog said...

Fantastic card as usual. Love the flowers.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue, the card is so striking, love the offset mats and the roses are simply gorgeous. Yet another magnificent card. Regards Anne Redfern

PaulineC said...

The paper is gorgeous and the roses. Thanks for the tutorial.

Valerie said...

Love the papers and the colours you've used Sue and those roses are to die for! Must look out and see if you demo them on C&C:)
Val x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous card. I love those roses. TFS.

Clai01 said...

Love the roses too, the deep colour of them looks very effective , great card also !

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue, do you manage to sleep at all?
I am going to get the ribbon box out and try one of those roses.
keep inspiring us!
Ruth B

Rocky said...

I'm really loving that pearl PVA glue, it's so useful and now there are more colours christmas will be even better.

Barbara Phillips said...

Watched you demoing the roses on C&C, they are fab! The card is gorgeous.

KimberleyG said...

I love the colour of the roses.

Christine said...

WOWZER Sue, this is sooooo gorgeous, love your latest papers and the colours match perfectly.
You are one 'inspirational' lady.
Hugs
Christine xx

Anonymous said...

Love the card Sue simply gorgeous..Hugs Anne x

violetclouds said...

I really like the flowers, they seem easy to make when you demo'd them, but also very effective. I am also liking the offset lace nestie with your trademark pearlised dots! They seem particularly effective here going round both the offset mat layers as well as the outside edge of the card

Christine B. said...

Simply stunning, just love those flowers and the vintage look. Hugs x ChrisB

Lindyloo said...

Watched you demo these flowers on C&C and was so impressed with the ease they can be made. Sometimes when my hands are painful, stitching flowers can be difficult, so this idea is a godsend and so impressive. You've done it again. Regards Linda x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another beautiful card! The flowers are lovely and I really like the vintage look.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Janet said...

guess I need to practice more!!!!! my flowers were dreadful!!! back to the grindstone!!!! You are an inspiration Sue - makes me want to get better and better.......and there is certainly a lot of room for that!!!

julie said...

she said it all above me,, again lovely hugs julie

CraftyLoops said...

Wow! Those roses are spectacular. So elegant and classy looking. And I love those papers too. Beautiful card. Lee x

Carole said...

Beautiful Sue...I love the roses!

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
The colours in this one makes me think of a vintage hatbox. Absolutely gorgeous.
Love and Light
Suz x

Агрум said...

I love your florets!!!!