Saturday, 17 March 2012

More Micro Beads

Good morning all!  I managed to get a quick pic of this card before they swept it away from me to be sent off to the email recipient (If you have ever wondered what the carpeting looks like in the halls of Create and Craft, look no further than behind the card! LOL)   It was an impromptu demo that was based on another card.   We had sold out of the ribbon so I had to change the card around a bit to make use of what I had left.  This was the last demo I was allowed to do using the clear micro beads ( that I completely love!) too.   I picked a piece of background paper from my stash, this happens to be Graphic 45.  I adhered the sticky adhesive sheet to it and then cut it to the size that I wanted.  I peeled the other side of the backing paper to expose the sticky sheet and covered it in the clear micro beads.  Now I know my photographic skills are legendary (legendary because they are sooooo bad), so you will have to really look closely at the background to see the micro beads.  When you see them in real life, they are really nice and give a lovely textural feel to your cards and projects.  I also stamped my sentiment on a piece of matching card, peeled the backing off the sticky sheet and applied it over my sentiment.  I used the small size of the Splendid Circle die to align over the sentiment and cut it.  |You can see through the backing paper just enough to get your sentiment where you need it.  Once cut, peel the backing paper off and cover with the micro beads.  The beads are clear enough that you can read the sentiment without issue. I think the picture looks like there is glitter on it , but it is just the shine from the beads.   I backed my sentiment with a Persian accent piece and then centred it in the largest Splendid circle die cut into a frame out of  black card.  I cut two more circles, using the next two smaller sizes to create three circle frames on my card.  I added a messy bow using the black American seam binding and topped it with one of the lacy layered flower dies.  I added two lattice corners at the top.  I ran out of time, but I think a couple of lattice corners for the bottom would have finished it off nicely (imagine them there, okay!)  I pierced the edge as I do and called it a day!  All for now, Sue x

129 comments:

Jan said...

wow a stunner Sue, got to get a tub of those beads as I am itching to try them.x

Missmizog said...

For an impromptu demo what a lovely card. I would love to have half your imagination.
Sue

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

So pretty and so elegant Sue! Love the diecuts and the sentiment panel too! Great bow!

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Would not matter if you used the "Moon" as a backdrop for your cards they would still show up Stunning.
Once again another fantastic card.
Have a great Weekend

Patricia xx

Герцогиня said...

Good morning!
So pretty and so elegant Sue!
Have a great Weekend

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Good Morning Sue
A stunning and beautiful card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

YorkshireLass said...

Wish my impromptu cards came out as stunning - well done again Sue!
Sarah x

zerena said...

Hi Sue, I love the micro beads, for a what do I do next panic card it came out a treat. All the best Zerena

Arenosa 12 said...

Got to get those beads, so versatile.

baconbits said...

Hi Sue, Well you have done it again whether your cards are impromptu or well planned they always are stunners. Please can you bottle your inspiration as i am first in line at the bottling plant.
Have a great Saturday.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda

mags said...

This is lovely Sue. Really must get some of these micros beads.
Mags
x

Celina said...

I lve my micro beads too? But you need the adhesive sheets as when they are used with glue they look awful. Love the way you can pull ideas out of thin air and make it work.
Celina - Waterford

Granny Ado said...

As soon as I saw this one....oh wow!

lockedinmycraftroom said...

A stunning card Sue, love the micro beads.
Chris

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue,
what a great card considering it was inpromptu. Love the circles and sentiment, although the beads don't show up very well I can imagine they would really give it that wow factor. Have a great Saturday.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

joy said...

Hi Sue
well what a card . the person who got it was lucky.
you are still the queen of spellbinders.
joyce.e

Heather said...

Good morning Sue I have a micro beads addiction and add them to everything lol Considering it was an impromptu demo, it is such a clever use of making do with what you had...... genius
hugs x

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card,they're all so individual. Love it. Mabex

Bean said...

Morning Sue,

I love the bow and embellishment.
Super sophisticated.
Got up early to craft ...great day.
Beanx

Clare said...

Lovely card.

Clare x

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, the beads are fab and really make the card stand out.

Julia Watts said...

Lovely card. It reminds me of Mickey Mouse! Love the Splendid Circles and the Micro Beads. Julia xxx

bhavana said...

if that is a card you make impromtu, then you are such a clever person, and with being on air and being short on time! WOW WOW! love it!! Thanks for sharing!

Carole Z said...

Lovely Sue! I wasn't sure about the micro beads until my tub arrived and now I love them! Carole Z X

jimgem83 said...

great card well done sue, got more spellbinders yeasterday, my collection is slowly building up and i love them all, have a great day

auscrafts said...

Wish my impromptu cards came out as good

scrapper said...

Yet to try the microbeads but this will certainly spur me on to try - nice card again Sue

Elizabeth said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely card but agree with you about the missing corner pieces. I bought some micro beads and think they are lovely on your creations and also to play with in the pot - they have a lovely feel! Or is that just me...!!! Have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x

ang said...

lovely card sue , my impromptu cards take about 2 hours lol thanks for sharing angxx

Karen said...

Love this card Sue. I have just managed to get a tub of the micro beads so will have a bit of a p-lay this weekend My bows are never very good though. xxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card. I also must get some of those micro beads before long. When the pennies will stretch that far. LOL Just love the graphic 45 paper, and the flower die is an ideal flower when you have to post a card. Hope you have a great weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

lovely

She x

Sandra F said...

Another lovely card Sue.
xx

AnneRD said...

A great impromtu card. Anne x

Carolyn said...

Stunning card Sue.Love evrything about it.x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I'm imagining! I agree the other two corners would just finish it off but love it anyway. I've been playing with my micro beads and using baking parchment in my dies and am pleased with both results.
Frances

Lynnus said...

Can't believe this was a last minute demo card, another stunner. Do you ever have any that you think "no - that just is not going to work"? I can't believe you do as you are so clever x

Debbie Tinks said...

Sue nice card

ValJ xxx said...

Morning Sue and everyone I love, love, love the baackground. You have such a marvelous imagination Sue.

Maryann said...

It is just as always sooo gorgeous made, and I just love, how you always put these dies together and always makes it look so amazing. Wonderful work and gorgeous colors too, and these beads looks awesome too, something I admit, I´ve never tryed.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue another great card and i just love the bow, got my micro beads last week im now in love with micro beads and they are going to last for ages what good value. have a nice weekend. Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Lovely

Beverley W

yorkshiresue said...

Must get some beads and THE lattice dies. I keep my list of the Spellbinder dies I need with me and will get them ASAP
Love
Sue
XXX

sheila stokes said...

A gorgeous card, love it. Al the best, Sheila. x

debs said...

Hi Sue such a eligant card I love to use to micro beads they made a big differance to a card. I.m just going to town to get some more dies. ive found a shop in town which sell the dies at much so much less than C&C and online. But they are online as well and no P&P if anyone would like the address just let me know.
Back to the dies Ive just got your dies sue and they are wonderful I think Ive used them on most of my cards.

Debs xx

Jane said...

I love the beads, they go such a long way, also got the seam binding with you saying is was going to be in short supply in the future, card is lovely.

Jane xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
didn't know the corners were missing, and card still looks balanced. Wouldn't worry. Love the beads too done on tags so far. (Don't want them ever to run out lol). Enormous tub for those who didn't get them. Well worth getting. Getting to like the embellishments on top of the bows as mine always look messy. Has to be 10/10 card as not planned either well done for winging it. Got the frame die coming cant wait. More playing.
Hurry up and come home your missing the rain lol.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Wow what a wonderful card. Just love it. Which Graphic 45 paper is this one.
This bow I love.
Lydia
X

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Impromptu cards are usually turn out to be the best ones after all.
well done.
Carol x

Cumbrianlass said...

I love the design of your card, just not sure I like the colour,
but the micro beads always look great on your cards.
Janet

Claveh said...

Oh Sue, these micro beads are just brilliant.
Thanks again for such a sophisticated card example Sue.

Ruthie said...

Hi Sue
I was so excited when I saw this card I wanted to know straight away how you had done it. Brilliant.

CraftygasheadZo said...

I saw you use the micro beads on TV and thought wow, what a good idea. This card is stunning. Zo xx

greendragon said...

beautiful card Sue

Rita said...

Fabulous card Sue. Not used those little micro beads yet ,but hope to use them soon. Hugs from a Sunny Scotland. Enjoy your week-end. Rita xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card, how lucky was that email recipient to receive such a beautiful card (bet he/she will keep it for ever).
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Hellma said...

A stunning and beautiful card

Sue J said...

Another lovely card, I definitely need to get some of the micro beads. :)

May said...

WOW!!!Sue, this is a stunner, Beautiful!! love that bow Hugs May x x x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue on this wet and dreary Saturday morning. I wish my impromptu cards came out that good. Have a great weekend

Love Rosemarie xxx

jane stillman said...

Wow! my impromptu cards never look like this. It is so elegant. I missed out on the beads when you were on - kept thinking about it and then it was too late lol x

Christine Hussey said...

Wow what a stunning impromtu card, I just don't know how you do it! Agree with Joyce you are the queen of spellbinders. Hope the sun is shining on you and have a lovely day. Hugs Christine H x

Ann said...

This is really stunning- love it. Thanks for all your inspiration Sue- you are a gem.

Anonymous said...

I'm running out of superlatives to describe your work. All I can say is every one's a winner. Thanks once again.
Grimsby Chris

salem said...

love the color very eyecatching

Christine said...

Hello Sue, I do admire your ability to switch readily, and so successfully, from one card style or colour scheme to another! Another lovely card today.
Thank you.
Christine

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your cards are always such an inspiration, beautiful job!!
Cindylu

lainey said...

beaytiful as always Sue :) love those beads!! lainey x

Vie Carter said...

Great card ue as always

How do you come up with so many good designs

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, A little OTT on the microbeads, I think, but I love it. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Lorraine said...

wow this is stunning huni love the use of these little beads i must get some to try bet i will love them,love the way you have arranged your dies too it looks fabtastic xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sue & I just love those micro beads. Will have to get some of those when I visit Ally Pally in a few weeks. Thanks, Ann W

Clai01 said...

i really want to try the microbeads they look great.

angie c said...

wow that looks a huge card.its another beauty from you.thank you for sharing
angie c

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Beautiful. One of these days I will find enough time to play more with my dies.

Love the paper.
Elaine J

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card love the colours. I am of to craft now that means spellbinders and grand caliber. Lol Ann

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Wish my impromptu efforts were as perfect as yours, you are such a talent lol. I could not live without my micro beads and they go such a long way. Love your messy bows, I must get some American seam binding. Hope the sun is shining for you and your Mum, it is raining here. Have a lovely day.
Hugs June xx

Ita said...

Hi Sue,This is a very stunning card I love the micro beads,and putting a die on the ribbon,you were quick on the uptake as you were running out of stuff
Smiles
Ita

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love the colour and style of this one
Happy Mums Day to all Mums out there For tomorrow x
Thank you
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

jan said...

hi sue, another stunner, love the micro beads, must get them.
love jan x

Joesgrandma said...

Gotta get the micro beads Lovely card
sue. Hope you are having an enjoyable time in the sun!

CraftyJo said...

Wonderful card Sue, the colours and slightly restrained appearance (for you!!) would also allow it to be a sympathy card I think. Those microbeads are becoming a real must-have.

sheila said...

For an impromtu card, this is magnicficent. the black and greys are lovely. I've just received my grand caliber with morrocan motifs this week and am awaiting the arrival of all the new dies. so cann't wait to get going. I have been having a wonderful time using the dies from the last multibuy, so feel I'm catching up a little with my crafting tools

Ali W said...

Sue, gosh I really need those micro beads! I keep looking at the card I won out of the spotty potty when Dean was on with you, it has the beads with some of your famous Teal colour behind them, it's so tactile and just lovely., you are so clever. You must bring the beads back please when you're on TV again. A beauty of a card again today. Alison :)

Craftychris said...

Gosh - to be able to think of an impromptu card as good as this is so impressive! xx

gwen70 said...

What a lucky recipient to receive such a gorgeous card

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Another stunning card and the fact that you had to wing it just shows how wonderfully talented you are. Just one teeny weeny criticism - you are so bad for my bank balance Sue.
Love the micro beads - just had to have those and as for your lattice dies, I cant seem to make a card at the moment without using them somewhere on it.

For your next creation for spellbinders any chance of including some large scrolls and flourushes (absolutely love the one under your name on the spellbinders designer page).

Jacqui xxxx

sue said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card. The micro beads are fab, must put them on my list.
Sue M
xx

Inagh said...

Hi Sue What a great card you are amazing what you can do at a moments notice.you are a very talented and generous Lady. Have a great Saint Patrick's Day
Regards
Inagh x

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Another beautiful design and the fact that you had to wing it just demonstrates so eloquently what a talented designer you are.

I of course had to have your dies and the micro beads and at the moment I cant seem to make a card without either one or the other appearing.

Can I make a request - next time you are meeting with spellbinders to talk new dies, any chance you could ask for some large scroll and flourish dies, absolutely adore the one under your name on the designer page of their website.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Where do you get your ideas from? Love this card and the use of the dies with the sentiment.

Geraldine

Dawn Louise said...

Hi sue, fabulous card as always, just love it x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue

I love those beads too

Sue Yorkshire
xxx

dutchess said...

Hi Sue....love it and loving the micro beads....just been to the Harrogate craft show and bought the persian accents! whoopee....now its play time have a good weekend take care Margaret

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue , This is a stunning card love the micro beads as well, have not used them yet but will do. Yvonne xx

Hanneke said...

Wow those micro beads look great! What a nice effect they create! Love the warm and rich colors you used1 Hugs, Hanneke

Redanne said...

I love Graphic 45 and this card using it is quite stunning (even if it represents C&C's carpet - lol) and I must get some of those micro beads.......

jean.phillips1 said...

Lovely card Sue. Love Jean

AmeliaK said...

Lovely card as always. Wish I had your eye for colour and design. x

CraftyAnn said...

Another beautiful card, classy and elegant.
Tale care.

Vicki Sharkey said...

I love the way you use the micro beads, I must defintiely get some. Like you, I love different textures on cards. Will have a look at the pins and needles craft show in Newcastle in a fortnight, can't wait and its just after pay day - yippee. Just wish you were there!!!
Vicki :)

lilysmum said...

have to say, you've done it again! beautiful card sue; how do you do it? x

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the colors.

Hugs, Uta

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Another beauty! So, a couple of corners are missing! Id does not detract from the overall effect. An impromptu masterpiece. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kazbomps said...

Hi Sue. I saw this being made on c&c and loved it then and still do. I wish i had those micro beads. Maybe next time. Karen x

jane said...

Fab card Sue I have spent the day making cards with my grandaugh she just lovers using the GB and the dies.
Enjoy your day

craftylisa said...

i love this card sue and i love the colours.i got my micro beads this morning they are fab xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Another beauty. You must get through a lot of those beads.

hazel said...

Beautiful card sue love the background. Like the idea of overlapping the circles looks good. hazelxx

PaulineC said...

Lovely card. I must try and get some of those micro beads as they sound fascinating.

nettie said...

love it x

crafty lady said...

Hi Sue, I must agree I love the breads too I wish I had a thimble full if your talent. I really like this card love the backing paper too. Hope you have a good weekend, hugs Fiona P

yvonne (seom) said...

i kinda like this one can't put my finger on why but i just do well done sue

Ayelet said...

Stunning card!!!

Ladock girl said...

Stunning elegant card Sue,
love Linda xxx

lilygee said...

Have to get some of those micro beads - they look amazing - a wonderful card and love the bow and circles.
lots of love lilygee
xxx

Sandra said...

Those beads are fab-u-los Sue, great guy card!
Hope you are having a nice relaxing break.
Huge hugs
Sandra x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, I wouldn't have mentioned it but as Julia already has ... yes, I got Micky Mouse too! but I think it's just the angle of the photo as I didn't notice him on tv. Anyway, I've got to get the micro beads too. I think I'm buying things faster than I can get to play with them at the moment! Today's bow is the one I bought the flower dies for as I loved it and wanted to copy - but they haven't been out of the packet yet. So much craft shopping, so little time .... (mind, I sometimes think the shopping, the craft telly, the shows and, most importantly, your much loved blog, are the best bits of crafting!) Have a great weekend, Sue x

My name is Cindy said...

Lovely card, I would love to be able to create this 'on the hop!'. Like the idea of those mircrobeads!!

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
A very elaborate card today. I love the beaded backing paper and the linking rings. The flower makes a beautiful centerpiece for your bow too.
I hope all is well with you and you're having a wonderful break with mum.
Regards Linda

Helen O said...

Love the colours Sue and the layout, Another hit, thank you Helen O xxx

melanie said...

Stunning card xx

Eemeli said...

Fabulous! Love those diecuts (my engineer mind says everything squared and rounded works :) Beautiful bow!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

lindyloo12 said...

Another wow of a card, how do you do it?

Jayne59 said...

YIPPEEEEE AND THE CARD CAME TO LIL OLE ME. Thank you so much Sue. Its stunning

Luv n hugs

Jayne xx

FIND TIME 2 CRAFT said...

Love the dramatic look to this card another WOW factor.
Hugs....Wendy

Lynne M said...

Really elegant card, got the beads and now hooked, I want to use them on everything. Lol Lynne M

William Smith said...

Great post! Keep it up.

Hobyzpie said...

Hi Sue Love the colour and style of this one Happy Mums Day to all Mums out there For tomorrow x Thank you Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx