Thursday, 3 November 2011

Gingham And Girlie!


Good morning all!  From Steampunk to girlie!  I'm just keeping you on your toes, aren't I?!  Hopefully between yesterday and today, there will be something to appeal to most.  I don't consider myself a ''pink'' person, but every once in a while, I do rather enjoy a spot of pink as long as it's a bit muted.  This card is really rather a dusty rose in real life, to be honest.  I used the embossing folder called'' Tied Together'' once again for the background and a bit of a pink gingham paper that I had for the top of the card.  I edged the gingham with victorian velvet distress ink to mute it a bit and then added a piece of our new pearly swirlies.  I dyed some American seam binding using the same distress ink.  Once I had dried it well, I ruched it across between the two papers and tied a messy, scrunched bow with it too.  I cut my focal element with labels 10 and I used blossoms four for the inside to create a frame.  I stamped my sentiment and then cut it out with a smaller die from the blossoms four set and inked it while it was still in the die.  Both pieces were mounted using foam pieces to create dimension.  I cut out the rose creation dies in all the sizes in coconut white card, then inked them all while in the dies using Victorian Velvet distress ink again.  I love the pretty white edge you get.  I think it really sets the flowers off nicely.  I cut a few of the leaves from that die set and inked them with Forest Moss Distress ink for the same effect.  I mounted the two flowers to the side of the focal element and added another piece of the swirl to the bottom right.  I pierced around the edge with the Tim Holtz design ruler to complete the card.  I hope you enjoy it!  All for now, Sue x

G

45 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

cute cute cute.. Love the pink... :-)

Julia Watts said...

Love the flowers. Julia xxx

Maryann said...

Soooooooooolovely Sue. I love the girly look here and my little ggranddaughter, who´s here sick today just say how much she loves it too and want us to make one just like it for her birthday next tuesday ha ha ha. Really beautiful and girly. I just love it too.

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue a gorgeous card. I'm not a pink person but love it. Take care, have fun. Hugs x ChrisB

Sandra F said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love theflowers.

Clai01 said...

Yeah harrrr! sorry couldn't resist .. that's for the gingham, the embossing folder looks really nice along with the flowers,
love the card!

scrapper said...

Love these shades of pink. Like you I think pink can be a bit yuk but this card is lovely and the elements really work well together. Like the nestie shape within a nestie - soemthing I have been doing with my christmas cards and it gives a great finish.
Lovely card Sue

Chloe's Nan said...

Lovely card Sue, nothing wrong with being girly! xx

CraftyLoops said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. And I love how youve used the ink with the flowers still in the die....very clever. Those dies and that very same ink are two of my favourite toys at the minute. I love them both. Stunning card. Lee x

Rita said...

I,m not usually girlie Sue, but this card is amazing. So many elements to look at and I,m sure it will be loved by many. Hugs Rita xxxx

Gill said...

Loved this card especially the flowers

marg said...

Love this warm pink, my 1st thought was a cafe curtain with the smell of home baking and flowers on the table LOL
Love the gingham Sue very pretty
love marg

Marie-Louise said...

Love this card. I never thought of using distress inks to colour ribbon (I always used promarkers) so I have learnt sosmething new today.

Uta said...

Beauiful card - I love the flowers.

Hugs, Uta

Crafty mop said...

Very girly love the ribbon another great card Mandy x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, your card is just beautiful.
Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, just love the "tied together" embossing folder, hoping you will bring it to C&C soon. The american seam binding is the most useful ribbon in my stash and you use it so well. Love the card. Regards, Anne R x

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue, This card world suit any occassion Its so delicate I love it.
Carol x

Sue said...

OMG that is wonderful. Love it all. You say your not a pink girl but you do them so well. Love the bow and the peep of gingham popping out the top. Great.

Sue C

Anonymous said...

Another triumph Sue I love looking at your samples they give so much inspiration, you work out of the box every time.
Heather

Jenny said...

Lovely card!

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card Sue, like the pink
Janet Babar

Kate's Cards said...

Right purty!!!!

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I'm not a pink person either but the card is really pretty.

Julie x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card-love the effect with the edge on the flowers

Eileen x

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, what a pretty card. TFS.

Sandra said...

Another stunning card Sue
Sandra x

Jackie D said...

I'm really liking this embossing folder Sue. My shopping list for NEC and Christmas is getting longer.

Jackie x

Carole said...

Super card! Really pretty,love the gingham and lace touch, Carole x

Lindyloo said...

I thought I would run out of words to describe your lovely cards, but every card has something so different I always find the words. (yea, I know I use enough of them! lol).
Clean & crisp gingham with a hint of distressed, rustic ribbon. Delightful Sue.
regards Linda

gill said...

Love this card. Sorry but really not into steampunk but can appreciate the hard work you put into the cards .This card is really my style and pink! gorgeous.

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Really love this card. You show us how versatile the dies are.
Sue

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card and colours Sue

I have label 10 and use it all the time with great effect

Vie Carter
xx

PaulineC said...

I particularly love the flowers and you are right about the white edging really setting them off.

Barbara Phillips said...

Very pretty card and as I love pink ,its right up my street.

Nick said...

Wow, It really is a massive contrast to the steam punk. Its a lovely card and another great embossing folder. This is definitely one for the girls, I know my sister would love it.

Fiona said...

Another embossing folder to add to the growing shopping list!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous Card Sue! I love the gingham, I love the pink and it's the perfect girlie card. :) X X

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

LellyJelly said...

Like the unusual flowers on this very much. So disappointed that I can't do the dabble day on Sunday.x

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I haven't tried inkling while the die-cut is still in the die. It's so effective. Thanks as always for sharing.
Love and Light
Suz x

Anonymous said...

Change is good....but I'm so glad you're back to doing 'pretty & gorgeous' cards x
Barbara Daines

KimberleyG said...

Love the way you did the flowers.

craftylisa said...

hi sue

pretty in pink love the flowers

lisa x

Anonymous said...

Pinks & greens together are one of my favourite combo's. I even made a quilt with these colours.
I like the girlie style, too. So pretty and feminine.
Elaine

curlybevs-crafting.blogspot.com said...

Hi Sue
just love this card, but then again i love all your cards, look forward to the next, you keep us all happy lol
Bev