Monday, 12 December 2011

Frilly Flowers and Butterfly

Happy Monday all!  If blogger is being kind to me then you should be seeing this post as I am half way over the Atlantic on the way back home to England.  I will keep my fingers crossed and hopefully it will go up on the blog without a hitch!  This is one of my favourite cards from the last bunch I did.  I can't really say why but I was pleased with the way it turned out even if my photography doesn't do it much justice.  I used one of the Grand Impressibilities to emboss the black background.  I cut an aperature out using Labels 21 and then I cut a frame to mount over the opening for emphasis.  I used a little touch of striped paper to add some colour and I apologise as I cannot recall either of the paper names I have used here.  I used the coordinating pattern to cut the butterflyfrom the Fanciful Flight set and also to add some sprigs to the floral element.  I like to use papers like that as it just feels more balanced to be able to bring it in again in another place on the card.  The flowers were made by cutting the frilly edged ribbon down the centre.  I used about 24inches for the largest flower and about half that for the smallest flower.  Attach the redline tape to the cut edge so that it just covers the bottom of the ribbon by about 1/8th of an inch (just enough so it has something to tack on to).  Fold the very corner down so that if the ribbon would fray, it will not show, then roll to get the centre of your flower.  Once you have a small tube, then begin to add small gathers as you roll.  This will cause the flower to open up more and begin to take shape.  Do this to the end of your ribbon and try to keep the outside top edge of the ribbon relatively even (so the tape will be moving up the side of the flower a bit as you go).  If your tape on the bottom of the flower seems too thick when you are done, you can cut it down with a pair of sharp scissors.  I did try to do a visual tutorial for you on this and quickly realised that I cannot take photos and show what I am doing at the same time so I will need to enlist some help on this after I return.
I cut a few leafy pieces from the Fancy Foliage set and added some black vintage ribbon to complete the floral embellishment.  There is a close up below for you of it. I just love the little bit of waviness you get from the frilly edged ribbon for these flowers.   I added some black rhinestone swirls as a final embellishment for the card. 
I will post a sneak peek tomorrow for the shows that I will be doing beginning Tuesday evening so please be sure to check back tomorrow won't you?  All for now, Sue x


98 comments:

melanie said...

Beautiful card can`t wait for video of the flowers Melanie

mags said...

Simply beautiful Sue. Love everything about it. The flowers are especially gorgeous.
Mags
x

Jenny L said...

HI Sue, Well you've done it again really fantastic card. Just loveeeeeeeeeee the flowers. Hope you have a good journey back to us. I won't be able to watch you on Tuesday, but I will be glued to the tv on Wednesday. Lots of love. Jenny L

Missmizog said...

You just inspire me more and more. Another fantastic card. Love the colours.
Sue

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card Sue looking froward to seeing your shows on tuesday. Have a good journey back
Heather x

dutchess said...

hello Sue and happy landings...hope the flight was ok.....love the card those flowers are to die for the whole card is just fab!!!! looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday recorder set......take care Margaret

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card.

Anonymous said...

wow this card has everything on that i adore, i loved these flowers when you demo'd on C&C. The colours and style of card are just great.
Hoping you have a safe journey home, looking forward to the next two days of shows.
Hugs Amanda x

Vee Cassidy said...

This card is so cute I want to cuddle it! Fab fab fab. Looking forward to your Tuesday shows. x

Carole said...

Oh this is just my kind of card! This butterfly is my favourite die, I just have to stop myself from using it everywhere :). I bought these roses after seeing you demo them on C&C and I love them...hope you had a good trip back and looking forward to seeing you back on C&C Carole Z x

Hellma said...

Love everything about it. Love the colour of your flowers

Carole said...

Sorry, correction to my previous post, I though they were the ribbon roses from Creative Expressions at first, but now I realise they are the ribbon roses you make...which I have also tried and love the effect ..oops! Carole Z x

Jo said...

This is gorgeous Sue, so elegant. Jo x

baa-me-chick said...

Just beautiful!
Hope you have a safe journey.....Nicki xx

Jane said...

Hooooooooooo Sue this is lovely I have had a go at the rose making and they look amazing thank you for all your fantastic idears

Jane xx

Uta said...

Wow, what a great card. I love this butterfly.

Hugs, Uta

joy said...

Hi Sue love the card . Have a safe journey . i look forward to seeing you tomorrow and will check your blog later.
joyce e

Sandra F said...

It's a beautiful card. Looking forward to seeing you on C& C tomorrow

Anonymous said...

love it infact im gonna have a go at making this one hugs xx
alison Glover

pinky said...

I can see why you love this one Sue, its stunning. I love the flowers and will definitely give that a go but a tutorial might well help me lol. Safe journey.

di said...

Stunning really love this one.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Beautiful card Sue

I love the those roses - the ribbon looks shimmery too

Hope you have a good flight and cant wait for the shows tomorrow got the recorder on stand by

xxxxx

Jan said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx Jan

iReneM said...

Beautiful! The flowers are delish :-)
x

Anonymous said...

Great card Sue will be glad to see you back on TV tomorrow you have such a great eye for colours and combinations on cards

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the way you have done this card, I love the butterfly and ribbon flowers, can't wait to see what you are bringingus on tuesday on C & C. Yvonne xx

Debbie said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE

Elaine L said...

Love the card but especially the roses - they look wonderful. Looking forward to seeing what you will be doing tomorrow and hope you had a great flight back.
Elaine

Craftychris said...

WOW! This is fab! Love it. Looking forward to your shows on c & c xx

Anne RD said...

Sue, love the card. The frame around the apeture emphasises the central design, also like the use of the same paper for the butterfly and foilage. Safe journey home. Like the other followers can't wait to see your next demos on C&C.
Anne RD

Julia Watts said...

The flowers look fab in the frilly edge ribbon. Safe journey. Love, Julia xxx

Ruthie said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, so looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us on Tuesday, my credit card it ready.

lilygee said...

A stunning card with every element beautifully balanced. The roses just look so perfect and everything is so elegantly co-ordinated. So looking forward to seeing you and hope you have a safe journey home. God bless..
Hope everyone has a good week.
love lilygee xxx

Redanne said...

As a huge fan of butterflies, roses and pearls, I love, love, love this card!! Hope you had a safe journey, looking forward to seeing you on C&C. Regards Anne Rx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I love this one..the roses are fab. I have made them and put them on a few of my Christmas cards.I love the bling too it finishes the card off great.Looking forward to seeing on C&C.
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue well i'm loving this card, i have the labels die but havent used it yet as after buying it i didnt really like it but this has changed my mind!! its lovely..Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs Millie xx

Andrea said...

I love this one - the colours and the lay out - gorgeous!

CraftyJo said...

Those roses are gorgeous - let's hope you find another pair of hands soon so you can show us in more pictorial detail :) I *think* I can work it out from your words but I do love step-by-steps.

Fiona said...

Lovely card - have a safe flight

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
This is a really lovely card-the roses are a beautiful addition.

Eileen x

Maryann said...

This is awesome, and these flowers just looks gorgeous too.
Hope ylou´ve had a nice and safe trip home by now and that you´ll enjoy to get back home again.

Vie Carter said...

I have this ribbon - it is so versatile

loved the colours of the card

glad you had good holiday with your folks

welcome back to the Uk
Vie x

Cumbrianlass said...

Beautiful card Sue, safe journey home.
Janet xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Yet another lovely card. Thanks for the reminder about making the roses. I don't have the frilly edged ribbon but do have a bundle of vintage ribbon so will maybe try making one with that.
Hope your flight home was uneventful and I'm looking forward to seeing you and whatever goodies you are bringing on TV tomorrow - recorder/reminder has been set for days!
Frances

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous sue love everything about this one. Hope you had a good journey, and hope you are not too jet lagged tomorrow.

Best wishes Edwina

Ellie said...
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Ellie said...

Simply beautiful those frilly flowers!

Maggie said...

Hope you have a safe journey and not too jet lagged tomorrow! Lovely card and I adore the roses will give them a go soon.

Maggie H

Anonymous said...

Delightful card - beautiful flowers.
I am having visitors tomorrow & Wednesday, but hope to be able to squeeze in a little viewing.

Safe journey.

Elaine J

Anonymous said...

Sue this card is stunning, I definately must have a go at the flowers. Safe flight home to the U.K. and am looking forward to the shows.
Chrissy x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love this card and of course butterflies are my favourite embellishments!!! Nice touch to add the stripes for colour - kay X

jollyjoyce said...

Can't wait for the shows. Must go and set the Sky+ box. I won't be happy until I have every die. - Joyce

Lisa M said...

Ohhh to be able to make something this delicate and beautiful. It's wonderful. :)

Lindyloo said...

Oh Sue this card is the epitome of beauty and perfection (and I am normally very sparing with the use of that word). I love the subtleness of the paper and the softness of the tones you have used. The delicate raspberry ribbon gives just the right amount of 'lift' needed to balance and contrast. Some may find the colours sombre or muted but I think that is what makes this piece of work so special. Judgement over. lol...
By the time you read this you should be back on solid ground so, I hope you had a good journey and that you have a restful sleep tonight before the launch tomorrow evening. I am so excited to see what the beautiful weather in Florida has inspired you to create.
Regards and best wishes Linda

Irene Thacker said...

great card once again sue its good you will be on tv tomorrow can,t wait.

Gwen Marsden said...

Love these flowers Sue, cant wait to see what you are bringing us tomorrow

Crafty mop said...

Now sue this is simply beautiful x

craftymum said...

the flowers are gorgeous
sarah x

Kate's Cards said...

Oh Sue that has to be one of the most beautiful cards you have ever shown us. I LOVE IT!!!!!

Jackie D said...

All the colours look so well together Sue, another lovely card. Hope you had a good flight and are not too tired for the next couple of days as I know you will be having a lot of people all eager for your next creations, me included!!

love from Jackie D

PaulineC said...

Gorgeous card. The flower group is just amazing. Hope you had a good flight.

Crafty Nessa said...

Gorgeous card - love the sentiment and flowers - love everything!

Carol S. said...

This is another Sue Wilson masterpiece!! The colour of the roses is stunning. Perfection! Hugs Carol S.xx

Kazbomps said...

The flowers are lovely. Look forward to trying this myself. Karen x

Ann Woods said...

I tried the flowers on a recent card and was very pleased with the outcome, thanks Sue for these little tips which make a big difference

Sandra Riley ... said...

Lovely card Sue, the ribbon flowers are beautiful, Can't wait for your show tomorrow,
Some Grand Nesties would be great! x
HUGE hugs,
Sandra Riley x

Clai01 said...

Looking forward to the shows , fab card,
Welcome back to the UK!

Sandra said...

WOW!!!! this is a stunning card Sue
Sandra x

sandyb said...

Sue Hi, I hope you had a good flight and are now safely back with us. Love the card and now my Christmas cards have all been posted I can try to do some of those gorgeous flowers. Sandra xx

Barbara Phillips said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. I love everything about it. Your ribbon roses just add the finishing touch. Will be watching all your shows!

Deanna said...

your cards are just "out of this world!"

Heidi said...

i lurve the way you use nesties for apertures and frames and this card is another stunner.
Brill Sue
H :-)

Ayelet said...

beautiful card! colorful and happy!

uniqui said...

wow this is just fabulous.
jacqueline

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is beautiful.

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, welcome back. Love the card especially the ribbon. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow on TV.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Sonia said...

Hi Sue, welcome back. Love the card especially the ribbon. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow on TV.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

sheila said...

WOW, I Think this is one of mt all time favourites. there is not one element I that is not perfect

CraftyLoops said...

Anything with flowers and butterflies is sure to put a smile on my face and this card certainly has Sue. Its absolutely beautiful. The flowers are just gorgeous. Hope you have a safe trip back to the UK. Lee x

lorraine (classylady) said...

absolutely gorgeous Sue, like all the others I am looking forward to seeing you on C & C again, you have quite a well deserved following......

lorraine
xx

violetclouds said...

Those roses are well cool! But I love that butterfly cut from patterned paper. I really want that die....

Elizabeth said...

Another stunning card Sue. I love the flowers and foliage, it is like sending a bouquet and card at the same time only these flowers will not fade.

Looking forward to the shows this week on Create and Craft. I know I will be glued to the demos...

Hope the flight back was not too exhausting.

Bye for now
Elizabeth
x

tracey said...

Wow what a wonderfully chic and sophisticated card, if only i could create something half this good. cant wait to see you back on C&C, looks like the children wont be fed again lol.

Tracey xx

Anonymous said...

Love the embossing. I think this is a trick to try. Think black and white cards look so expensive. Then the ribbon is always a touch of luxury. Another great card.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Sue Parish said...

Oh Sue, what a beautiful card. Love the roses, so very pretty, and will be having a go at making them later today. Hope the flight was smooth and looking forward to the shows. Sue x

CathyinMN said...

Pretty card! I really like the flowers.

TimeOut2Create said...

Hi Sue, Love everything about this card, the colours, chosen dies and embelishments,simply stunning! Welcome back, hope you get a good rest before starting your maraton of crafting tonite, can't wait!!
Luv Bim

Rufus said...

Pretty! Will be looking forward to the tutorial on the flowers. Fly safe,
R/

Jan said...

Sue hope you arrived safely and are rested up for later. Love the card its truly gorgeous.I am going to have to try making those roses as I have some of the frilly edged ribbon in white. x

Helen said...

loving the flower arrangement, I need to get the dies to cut these leaves, thank you for the inspiration xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card as always Sue. Ann W

Janet said...

I haven't got the butterfly yet but everytime I see it I feel that familiar longing coming on.....I am just gonna have to surrender and buy it. It is just gorgeous.

Tracy said...

Beautiful as ever - and the roses are stunning

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh I wish I could get the butterfly, but with christmas coming , I am broke, and I missed it last time. I do like how the embossibilities worked and is still visible even on black! Will have to give it a go, thanks for the inspiration, though hubby doesnt thank you lol, he's just seen the back of the door where I keep the covers for all my dies, for inspiration, oops, thankfully he has no idea how much they cost or I'd be in real trouble!!!

Doreen said...

Love the roses on this beauty.xxx

jordiegirl said...

Another beautiful card Sue - well done.

Lynne M said...

Beautiful. Must take the time and have a go at the flowers. Lol Lynne M

julie said...

again sue lovely card as always hugs julie xx