Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Faux Pyramaged Trees

Hi guys!  The past few weeks I have been using the Winter Trees stamp set for my samples.  I haven't had a play with this set before, but what fun, don't you think!  I made a quick faux pyramage card here and it only took very little time.  I started with a piece of white card and I cut out a mask for my moon and placed it down with some removable adhesive.  Using Chipped Sapphire Distress ink, I inked the background sky area.  I wanted it to be rather intense and then fade out towards the background, but as I was doing this I decided to not do the entire background.  I ended up with a circular sort of look to it and I rather liked it. I removed the mask and stamped the trees and sentiment with jet black archival ink.  I lined up four alternating sizes of Grand  Labels Eleven, centring them over the scene and taped them into place.  I cut them and then removed them and added 3D foam pieces to the back of each ring, progressively adding another layer of it to each ring inward.  The result is a card that looks like it has been properly pyramaged.  I have included a pic shown from a side angle and you can see the layers in it.  I cut a Grand Labels 23 as a background in white then used that die to draw around the edge and make a faux nestie in dark blue to mat it with and complete the card.  This is a really fun and easy card to make if you get the chance.  All for now, Sue x

82 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you posted this card because it was my absolute FAVOURITE card from your show yesterday. I loved your shows although you were not able to do more demo's. I tried to order some stuff but I could not get through during the show but I was able to later I love these stamps and cant wait to receive them.
Heather x

Missmizog said...

Such a wonderful card, who wouldnt want to receive this. I recorded your 5 oclock show but managed to watch at 10. Managed to get the set i wanted and the ruler. I really enjoyed all your demos and seeing the samples. You are such an inspiration.
Sue

Vee Cassidy said...

Morning, sue
I agree with Heather; when I saw this card I only got a quick look at it then the presenter whisked it away. So I am delighted to see it. C&C web shopping melted and it has messed up my orders but I managed to get the what I wanted later then I told them they had messed up my orders and just to send the right ones. Will wait and see. I sent you an email about the big shot question. Other cards that caught my eye ... you did a couple of completed cards very nice too. Looking forward to today. x

mags said...

Loved this card when I saw it on C&C. Very effective with all the layers.
Mags
x

melanie said...

great card watched the shows at 5pm e-mail twice with pic I done but didn`t get read out or sown have to tape todays as out Melanie

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, smashing card it looks so difficult to do. Anyone would be glad to receive this creation. look forward to seeing you today, as I missed yesterday because of other commitments. Lots of love Jenny L

Christine said...

This is so clever and effective, love it xx

Vee Cassidy said...

Sorry this is a second one so don't count it but I cut out some lovely velvet (paper backed) on the small pretty dies and it looks luxurious. I tried it cos of wht you said about felt. x

Julia Watts said...

This is so effective. Love, Julia xxx

Hellma said...

I love this card! It is stunning!

Carole said...

Saw this card on C&C yesterday...stunning! Carole Z x

Helen said...

This is very lovely Sue, We went to one of CE workshops on Saturday and made a similar card, using distress inks and the winter trees stamps, I was amazed that you could acheive such a beautiful card using inks, just waiting for the stamp set to arrive along with our order, Well done on the show yesterday, Helen O xxx

Alison said...

Love it love it love it x

Maryann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue. I soo love this one here and am sooo glad to see it, as it was soooo short we saw it on the show yesterday. it´s soooo gorgeous and definitely one of my favorites too. I sooo love it.
Have a wonderful day and lots of fun, and hopefully you enjoy to be back home again now.

Uta said...

Wow, wonderful card and a beautiful image.

Kathryn said...

What a fab idea x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
So Glad you sold so much ! Amazing so near Christmas..... it just shows the power of Spellbinders and you !
Love Marg

di said...

No ribbon!! I love it would love to be able to give this a go,

joy said...

Hi Sue
This card thr turly stunning. saw it yesterday on c an c . It's made me think about using other stamps that i have got.
Hope to see you today.
joyce e

AnneRD said...

Saw this yesterday on C&C and am pleased you have shown it and explained the process. A lovely card. The tree stamps look really effectve. Must now start collecting some large nesties!
Anne x

Debbie said...

Sue lovely card
from Debbie

SMAG53 said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card.It can be used in so many ways.Will definitely be using this one next time.Thank you.xx

Dealbaida said...

Question for you Sue: How can one lady have such amazing creativity? You are one hugely talented and inspirational gal and I love ya! Thanks for the ideas, the colour combos, the twists, turns and staggeringly beautiful creations you share so freely.

Thanks a millions Sue!

Marion

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Saw your shows yesterday. I love doing cards with scenes this one is lovely, watching your show with Dean just now, great. Yvonne xx

craftymum4 said...

I am thrilled to be able to read your blog and see your work on a more regular basis. Your cards are indeed, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing and enabling us to learn more skills. Thanks . Fatma x

Lilnute said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, I love this card, its very moody and dramatic (I think so, anyway). I ordered my multibuy from C&C yesterday and I treated myself to some grand nesties too. I can't wait for them to arrive so I can get playing.. :)

Keep up the good work Sue, you are amazingly talented.

Love and hugs

Dawn xx

Shelley said...

Stunning x

lilygee said...

Sue I really love this card - you do such lovely stamping and we don't see enough of it anymore - I used to watch all your earlier stamping shows on C&C and really miss all the techniques you used to do - they should get you on for stamping as well as spellbinder shows.
love lilygee xxx

Liz said...

WOW, I ordered these dies yesterday can't wait for them to arrive to do this card with my own twist (serial copy cat LOL!) Liz xxx

Yvonne said...

This is a pure work of art.The way you have lined these layers up.. Just beautiful!

pinky said...

Wow what a brilliant idea Sue. Had to read it twice to work out how you had done it but the second photo shows it clearly. Brilliant idea.

CraftyJo said...

Love it! Cold and ethereal looking, just perfect for this time of year.

sheila said...

Brilliant Sue

Doreen said...

Stunning,love the tree stamp.xxx

Anonymous said...

wow wow wow stunning card. Brill stamp. Fab ideas. Wonderful shows

Born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Cumbrianlass said...

A stunning card Sue, I think I will have to have a go and keep for next Xmas ( I have at last completed the cards for this year.)
Janet xxx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I think this one is your best yet and very cleverly done too.
Carol x

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue

loved yesterday shows

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

i love the clean and crisp feel this card has.It looks as if you have spent an age on it - even though you tell us that it did not. It is a super card, will be giving this a try.
Hugs Amanda x

violetclouds said...

This is another simple and elegant card Sue - and it looks real complicated too. Those trees look great, but its also that faux nestie round the edge that sets it off and just completes it. NOt sure I will get to see your last show today, good luck

LellyJelly said...

Saw this delight on yesterdays show and itimmediately popped out of the screen at me. May have been the blue or the clean lines - no frills and flounces - was going to email in to see it again.x

TimeOut2Create said...

Another lovely card sue, saw this card on c&c yesterday- I have watched all u'r shows so far, both on C&C and Ideal world!
Can't wait to see u'r next showcase and demos on Ideal @ 3pm. Good Luck!
Luv Bim x

Becky Dunham said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love the night sky effect! Thanks for explaining things - it makes it so much easier for me to try this technique :)

Craftychris said...

This is so wintery and lush. I love the layered effect. Have been enjoying the shows very much, thank you x

gwen marsden said...

I just love this card will have to try it later

Lorraine said...

oh wow what a great idea ad such a lovely card sue xx

Redanne said...

Saw the card on C&C (briefly) so glad you have posted it. It looks so real! Beautiful. I just wish they would give you more time for demos on C&C but great shows anyway. Regards, Anne Rx

baa-me-chick said...

An awesome card.....i feel as if i'm in the forest!
Nicki xx

TOM said...

wonderful card so effective.C.C shows are great
Tom

Clai01 said...

Great technique for a card , looks really effective!

PaulineC said...

I particularly like the cards which use stamps as well as the Spellbinders. Stamping will always be my first love.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Wonderful card Sue. This is a must try at home card

Been watching you on Tv but the schedule keeps changing!!!

Sue xxx

Tracy said...

Great card & a brilliant technique.

Tracy said...

Great card & a brilliant technique.

Elaine L said...

Nice card and one that anyone can do quickly. I do like labels 11. Wish we could see more demos and less talking especially as Spellbinders sell themselves.
Elaine

Barbara Phillips said...

Loved this card when you showed it on C&C, so glad you put it on your blog with an explanation. Your shows have been great and have got them all recorded.

jordiegirl said...

I'm a new follower Sue as I watch you on Create & Craft and saw this card on there yesterday, then you also mentioned the name of your blog so I decided to become a follower as I love watching your demonstrations on TV.

This one is a brilliant idea and such a lovely card too.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is great.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card sue, I love tree stamps particularly. Congratulations to you on the samples on the OTO shows on C&C they are superb. Its a pity they do not give more time for your demos!! Best wishes Edwina

Dorothy H said...

I also saw you on C&C and Ideal World last night. Your cards are so gorgeous! I agree with anonymous...they really need to give you an extra 30 secs at least on your demos. They're fab!
Hugs, Dorothy

Ayelet said...

Beautiful. I love the layers.

Jane said...

Very nice simple but stunning more demos less selling

Jane xx

Crafty mop said...

Love this sue it looked great on tv too x

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue, Saw this card on your show yesterday but it was gone in a flash so thank you for displaying it today and explaining how you created such a wonderful effect.

love from Jackie D

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue and congratulations on a successful run of shows with the Spellbinders 'One Time Only'. I have just finished watching your show with Ellis and I love the idea of auctioning off your cards for charity. That's such a generous idea and I am certain that among your followers and friends you will find eager bidders.
You must have put so much hard work into all the beautiful samples you made. I know you'll say its your job, but to do so much while away also is going way beyond. Thank you so much.
As to todays card, I think it is very distinctive and so atmospheric. May I ask, did you walk away from it thinking you had forgotten something, or did you actually manage to leave off the bow without any internal fighting? lol..
Regards Linda
ps email on its way

Boo said...

fab card. so simple but a stunning effect, not got any of the grand dies at the mo but will be getting some real soon :)

themessycraftroom said...

Great card love the shape of it and all the layers. Hugs x ChrisB

Craftycat said...

the pyramage is a great idea for so many dies and stamps, infinite possibilities! You provide so much inspiration there are just not enough hours in the day to do them all lol x

Maggie said...

Fabulous card I really need those stamps they are on my need urgently list perhaps Santa will go shopping for me lol

Maggie

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Wow I really had to look several times, and re-read the instructions, Thanks sue, will be giving this one a go!xx

Fiona said...

Great to see a different style - lovely card.

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and the best thing is I'll be able to try it as I've got those dies coming! Hadn't managed to get any Grand dies since buying the Grand Caliber so when I spotted the words grand dies multibuy (but with no picture or details) on the website they went straight into my basket. I was thrilled to see what nice ones they are when they appeared later in the show. I've had such a lovely time watching all the shows and the demo's and cards were amazing. Thank you so much Sue. Hope you get a chance to rest now. Sue x

sheila said...

Since becoming a follower of your Blog this is the first time I've seen a card where you have used stamps and I find this one really inspiring. Didn't see the demo on C&C but am intrigued how you managed to get the trees equally aligned on each die.

Raindrops on Roses said...

hi Sue .. i love your cards and watch your demos on c&c every time you are on... you have made me feel a little less crazy .... so much better knowing that i am not the only crafter who enjoys going to Florida for crafting in.. well obviously sun, fun and cheesecake and cupcakes play a major part too... i go there for holidays and throw out all my hubbies gear just to get my crafty stash back to the UK .. what craft stores in Florida do you find the best.. keep up your amazing cards... love your work ... you are truly inspiring

CraftyLoops said...

Wow this is a gorgeous card and I love those beautiful stamps too. Lee x

Rufus said...

Pretty! Lovely colors and great trees.
R/

Lynne M said...

Stunning card, love the colours of ink used and the use of labels 23 as they are one of my favourite nesties. Lol Lynne M

Anonymous said...

Not normally a decoupage person but this card has converted me. It's very effective and so easy to do (after the stamping and colouring bit) and I don't have to use scissors, which are the bane of my life. Sue, you are just so clever. Thanks for all your hard work on C&C.
Katy

Janet said...

What a super card from a not too complicated concept. I don't know how you can carry on coming up with idea after idea.....!

Carol S. said...

I saw this on C&C very effective. Lovely card Sue. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sandra Riley .. .. said...

Lovely card, I love that die. Your shows on Create and craft were brilliant. Would love to see some more Grand Nestabilities on the Shows and i wil need to be quicker than I was this time!
Look forward to your next inspirational post!
Huge hugs
Sandra Riley

Jan said...

Love this card and the inspiration it has given me. Had some tree stamps as a birthday present and now no what to try with them . Thank you Sue x