Saturday, 10 December 2011

Floral Wreath

Hi blogland friends!  Back to an old favourite of black and cream for this one.  The background was made using the Walrus and Carpenter embossing folder to give the card some texture.  I did half of it then moved it and aligned the design and did the other half of it.  If you leave the already embossed side of your card and the edge of the folder hanging just off of your base plate, you won't get a line from your folder.  It gives you a really nice background that way.  I cut quite a few of the rose creation flowers for this one.  Each time I cut one of them, though, I placed the cream card face down on the die first then a piece of the black card on top of it.  This allowed me to cut all the flower pieces faster and I was able to ink the cream flower witrh Antique Linen Distress ink while in the die too.  I used a foam pad and a ball stylus to give the flowers some shape.  By rubbing the stylus over the back of the flowers in a circular motion while on the pad, it breaks down the paper a bit and gives them shape.  I attached my flowers around the sentiment to form a wreath and used some foam mounting pieces to give some of the flowers height also.  I added pearls to all the flower centres too.  The edgeability dies were used to cut a black border and I added a bow made from the cream crocheted ribbon.  The Baker twine in black and white added a nice little accent touch to the button so I could finish off the bow.  Of course there had to be some piercing to the card or it just wouldn't feel finished,
would it!  I hope you enjoyed todays offering!  All for now, Sue x

69 comments:

Jan said...

A different card and quite stunning. I think you could adapt this easily into a sympathy card. Well done Sue x

Carole RB said...

Very nice card!

Crafty mop said...

Love this card sue very elegant ....the bow is fantastic and the colurs are fab x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue, wonderful card as usual. I really like the idea of the garland. I think the colours are fabbbbbb too. I see were back to the piercing today. Lots of love. Jenny L

Anonymous said...

I look forward everyday to see what card you come up with and today you have done it again ;-) This is another beautiful card Sue and I love everything about it thanks for sharing. I am already looking forward to your next creation
Heather x

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card.

Julia Watts said...

Saw this one on the TV and loved it. Julia xxxx

Anonymous said...

So glad this card made it to the blog as i can now study at my pleasure. I loved this card when you demod on C&C. Black and cream is such a classy combo.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

Bee and Dee said...

Lovely card Hugs Bee

LellyJelly said...

Classy card, Sue.x

Maryann said...

Really beautiful and clean this one, and I sooo love the bow here again. You just can something with these bows, hope you don´t mind, I lift some of your ideas with those? I just love them he he he.
HAve a great week-end hun.

Anonymous said...

Very nice card Sue, this one would lend itself to many occasions, can't wait to try it. A winner again. Yvonne xx

Jane said...

Love this one Sue Love black & cream Love flowers, Love bow, Love everything about it Thanks for all you Fab idears

Jane xx

dutchess said...

Morning Sue....oh i am so glad you posted this one I loved it when you did the demo....its on of those cards that will just be so useful ...safe journey back to UK and look forward to seeing you demoing soon take care Margaret

mags said...

Love the black and cream combo. Such a lovely card that could be adapted for several occasions.
Mags
x

marg said...

Hello Sue !
You are the 1st Bookmark I go too in the morning, and today's card is Elegant
Lovely Sue
Love Marg

Clare said...

Really pretty card :)

Clare x

pinky said...

Another stunner Sue. Love the tip with the stylus on the flowers and that gorgeous lace bow.

Vee Cassidy said...

A really lovely card, Sue: I it could be a lovely template for lots of diffent colour combos? I think using the ball tool on the back of the flower instead of the front gives them a lovely shape just seems a small difference but a big result. Beautiful thanks for sharing. Vee x

Kate's Cards said...

Mmmmmm think I might just be making this one!!

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and yet another need for my list! I am going to have to get the embossing folder, its so kind of you to share your talent and let us see how so many products can look in use.
Sue H.

Audrey Saurin said...

another fab creation, and I like the look which will go for any occasion.

Lisa M said...

I love how you work smarter, not harder. Doing both colors at the same time is a complete time saver. Why do I always forget this??? LOL
Gorgeous card with wonderful details. :)
Have a great weekend!
Lisa xx

Missmizog said...

Another wonderful creation. More inspiration!!!!!!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue

Love the tip of using the ball tool on the back of the flower

xxx

melanie said...

Great card love flowers Melanie ..

Geraldine Saunders said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, love the use of colours. The bow and button finish it off perfectly. Thanks
Geraldine S

PaulineC said...

I absolutely adore this card. Everything about it is perfect, especially the flowers and the crochet ribbon.

joy said...

Hi Sue
card is lovely as ever and it's given me an idea for some other cards.
joyce e

CraftyJo said...

Oooohh, pretty :)

Gwen Marsden said...

Lovely card Sue

craftymum said...

super card Sue
hugs sarah x

lilygee said...

The flowers and bow go beautifully together and compliment each other - a very lovely card. Have a nice day everyone
love lilygee xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

Elaine J xx

Fiona said...

Very nice

Carole said...

A really pretty card Sue! Carole Z x

Ayelet said...

Great card! I love this crocheted ribbon :)

sheila said...

Another card for me to cpy Sue

Sandra said...

Fab card Sue
Sandra x

Uta said...

Beautiful card!

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card-love the lace.
Eileen x

Vie Carter said...

Lovely card - you could change the colours to red and green for a lovely xmas card

thanks Sue

Vie
x

TimeOut2Create said...

Elegant card sue,i think the piercing has become one of your trade mark! Love it and thanks for sharing all your knowledge!
Luv Bim x

gill said...

Beautiful card as always . Nice colour combo and I bet it would look good with white on white for a wedding

CraftyLoops said...

Wow, how beautiful Sue. This card is beautiful. I love the gorgeous lace bow. Lee x

Lindyloo said...

OMG Sue you will want to slap me now but.., when I saw this card and its underlying colour (black) I could only think of the nursery rhyme, "Ring o' ring of roses" (or rosy/ashes depending on country).
Not bad you say? Your right, but…..
if you believe some folklorists, this rhyme may actually be about the Black Death (bubonic plaque) or Great Plaque of London. LOL... can you believe me!! Sorry, I do love the card (and rhyme) but it just struck me funny that the underlying colour was black and so ‘is’ the rhyme. Why do children’s rhymes and tales have such gruesome stories (Grimm’s fairy-tales etc.).
I'm waffling now aren't I. Sorry Sue, this is about your stunning card and I give a history lesson! rofl...
Loads love Linda

Lorraine said...

this is so beautiful tfs huni xx

Sue Parish said...

Wow - stunning card Sue. I'd better go buy some crocheted ribbon before it sells out, as judging by the other comments we're all going to be trying this one! Sue x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so pretty. TFS.

miislucky said...

What a great wreath you made. I love the black and cream colors and the ribbon is so pretty! Hugs, Mimi

baa-me-chick said...

Such a pretty card :-)
Nicki xx

Shelley said...

Beautiful card. xx

Elaine L said...

Not sure why but not one of my favourites. I thinkg I would prefer it in brighter colours for the wreath but that is just me. Love the bottom half more.
Elaine

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love the card - similar idea to the other one you posted with the wreath of flowers a few days ago - but less intricate - could be used for so many occasions - super! Kay x

Seom said...

I actually love the simplicity of this one... And I'm a fan of black and cream so it works for me.. It pretties up with the ribbon but you cud leave that of of a 15x15 sq card and make a sympathy card..usually very hard to do. Well done you..

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card! I love those colors and that crocheted ribbon is just amazing!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Redanne said...

Love the card, the colours and the unusual sentiment - very thought provoking but very nice. Regards, Anne Rx

Barbara Phillips said...

Beautiful card, love the wreath. The ribbon is gorgeous.

Anne RD said...

A beautiful card design that can be used for so many occasions. The cream and black looks stunning. I am learning so much from following your blog, you describe the processes so clearly - great inspiration for new crafters.
Anne RD

Debbie said...

Sue lovely card
from Debbie

Craftychris said...

Fabulous. You are the queen of lace! x

Ellie said...

Gorgeous.... and I love that lace!

Jackie D said...

Lovely idea to use with all sorts of spring colours for any occasion. Thank you Sue

love from Jackie D

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card again Sue! Hugs, Carol S.xx

lorraine (classylady) said...

A different type of card Sue, love the lacy crochet ribbon

lorraine
xx

Anonymous said...

Just love black and white (or cream in this case). Just looks so expensie. So simple yet draws you in. Beautiful. No other word for it.

born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Becky Dunham said...

I LOVE this card! It is one of my favorites!

Helen said...

This is right up my street, its simple, elegant and truly beautiful xx

Tracy said...

This is so pretty - it could be adapted for christmas too, as a wreath