Saturday, 10 March 2012

With Kindness

 Good morning all!  I'm not sure what the weather is doing in the UK today, but chances are you might need a touch of spring to your day!  I have had this background paper in my stash for ages so I thought I would use it (can't for the life of me remember who makes it though, sorry).  I started with a piece about 5" x 7" for this card, rounded the corners and matted it on to a couple layers of white card, one which I pierced.  I used the two largest sizes of Labels 25 to create a frame.  I cut strips of white card to create a trellis look in the frame.  I did this by tuning the frame over to the back and taping the strips across in one direction.  The next step is to go the other direction with the remaining strips, but to weave them over and under the first set already in place.  This is very easy to do and especially because there aren't too many to begin with.  Trim off any bits that my show from the front of the frame.  I cut another piece for the bottom that included a faux nestie of the largest size that just peeks out from underneath and I used the same die size for the inner cut so that my background paper would show through.  I stamped my sentiment on the background paper and cut it out with one of the smaller sizes of the labels 25 die templates.  Mounting it on foam pieces, I set it in the centre of the trellis.
This was my first play with the clear micro beads.  I used the spiral flower one for my sample test and I loved the way they looked.  Pick the card you want to use, peel off a piece of the adhesive sheets and cover an area large enough for your die.  Cut your shape in your machine.  Peel the backing paper off and pour your micro beads over it.  Push them firmly into your card and tap off any excess.  For the spiral flowers, I recommend cutting off the base piece and using a piece of non beaded coated card.  This will allow the base of the flower to adhere better.  Use a glue dot to hold the cut end of the flower to the side.  I put a pearl in the centre of the flower because the flowers won't roll as tightly with the beads coating them.  The pearl fills the centre and adds a nice embellishment to the flower too.  I used our green suede leaves to accompany the flower.  These are really nice to use and you can pull them apart to make two leaves.  They aren't felt, they are a suede material and allow a very tactile feel to your cards.  I couldn't resist a few pearl swirls in the upper corner to complete the card.  I hope it brings a bit of spring to your day!  All for now, Sue x

150 comments:

nettie said...

morning sue yet another lovely card
take care jeannette x

Jan said...

Now this is different Sue, love the trellis and cheerful colours. Brightens up the day.x

Герцогиня said...

Good morning Sue!
Very cute card!
Hugs xx

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, gorgeous card...love the colours and I love the spiral flower die..since buying one I have used it a great deal and love it when cut with felt, have a lovely weekend, hugs, Carole Z

melanie said...

Stunning card I did wonder how you did your trelis now I no thanks for the tip .Melanie

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Well!! talk about doing something very different, this is it.
I love the trellis work, again this could be used for a card for many occassions.
Thank you, have a great weekend.

Patricia xx

Felicie said...

Very beautiful card.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
just like to say summertime starts 25th of March and we get 5 mins a day extra daylight or should i say craft time.lol.
Love the coloured card. Yes time to think summer. Lattice work always makes me think of flowers. Think the leaves are amazing, more texture the better. I have been doing the swirls on the card with beads which looks quite good.
Yep another great card.
boen again spellbinder
Nadine xhug
nzillingworth@hootmail.com

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

It is a lovely sunny morning here in Cambridge so a lovely card to go with the weather. I used the micro beads on a black flower and they look stunning, I have had so much fun trying out all your ideas! love Jean x

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
This card made me smile. It is so spring like.
Sue

Anonymous said...

You're right; the colours do make us think of sunny days and the warm weather will be here soon,
love the trellis look and then....I'm hoping my lattice dies will be here soon then the garden theme will be nearly complete as I have the foliage dies etc.Enjoy the holiday break Sue, Mabex

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, where do you get your ideas from they just keep coming and coming. Love the trellis work on this card, brilliant. This one definately has the cheer factor and has brought the sunshine we need here in rainy, misty Somerset. Have a great weekend.
Hugs Christine H x
P.S. Any tips on how to get the corners to line up when piercing?

debs said...

HI what a. Lovely bright card it make you think of spring. Love the colours my going to have to get the labels 25. Take care Debs xx

bhavana said...

The card reminds me of a summer's evening, in the garden with the sun about to set!! You know the rest!! It is a beautiful card, am thinking about getting the micro beads!

Carolyn said...

Another beautiful card Sue.Lovley bright colours to brighten up dull day here.Hope you got nice weather in the states,take care.x

Heather said...

Good morning Sue what a lovely card. I love using micro beads and use them all the time (I think I might need therapy)lol, that is a great tip about cutting off the base of the flower because it is very difficult to stick after using the micro beads. hugs x

mags said...

A lovely card Sue. Love the background paper and how you have created the trellis frame.
Mags
x

lestim said...

FABULOUS! Just the card to brighten up the day. Hope you are enjoying your trip. Have a nice day, Lesley x

Lynnus said...

The weather here is very dull so this has brightened up the day, love the beads on the flower x

veronica said...

love the trellis effect - so effective!

Crafty mop said...

Ooh love the colours sue .......spring is a coming ! X

Linda said...

Hi Sue, Such a pretty card, love the trellis work, another brilliant idea. Take Care, Linda x

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Lovely card Sue, I do love the backing paper. Must have a go at the trellis! Chris

Celina said...

Love the flower, like the paper but the lattice thing is not my thing. Hooe you are having a lovely time with your mom.

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue, Like the coloured card and the trellis design. Lovely. Anne x

Rosemarie said...

Not too spring like here this morning Sue, but the card is lovely. Have had a play with the micro beads and loved the outcome. Have a good weekend.
Love Rosemariexx

Carol S. said...

Morning Sue, Not very Springlike here in West Sussex yet but it is promised. another lovely card and certainly brightens the day. Have a good weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

hazel said...

Morning Sue i just love this card when i saw it on one of your shows i judt thought wow. It very stunning think i will give this one ago, with the dies ive got as i havent got labels 25 but have others to try it with. Enjoy your weekend xx Hazel

Jane said...

I love the flower on todays card Sue, but todays card don't sing to me, yesterdays card took my breath away.

Jane xx

dutchess said...

Morning Sue....a lovely spring card its a sunny day here in Selby!!! love the flower on the card and going to have a go loving the micro beads bought another 2 pots to make a bead bed and having fun take care Margaret xxx

Bea said...

great card Sue - love the tip about using suedette.

nattyboots said...

How gorgeous is today"s card ,im going to have a go of this one later ,im hoping my Micro beads arrive today also, so i can put the finishing touch to the card . Thank you Sue Have a good day.Elaine H . X

CraftyCj said...

A very cheerful card. That flower looks stunning x

Julia Watts said...

This is such a lovely fresh card. Love, Julia xxx

Rita said...

Love your card for to-day Sue. The backing paper just pops as the trellis shows it all the way through. You certainly have brightened up a very downcast day here in the west of Scotland anyway. Hugs Rita xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card.

Karen said...

Good Morning Sue, weather here is bright and sunny. Not sure if it's warm outside though.

Love the card, really pretty and eye catching. Hope you have a great day xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card, a breath of the spring to come.

Have a good day.
Lydia
X

bluebell said...

hello sue i am in grimsby,and we have sun and cloud today. love the red. i am grtting on well with your dies,i am learnig lots from you and the dies thankyou. alas i am still strugling with the winding flowers. a just dont seem to be able to get it righy. iwould love to do the paper spiral ones not to big. would be open to any sugestions. hope you have nice weather there to. love bluebell-flowerwood.

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE THIS IS A NICE CARD
SPRING LIKE AND FRESH

Von said...

What a lovely and cheery card :)

Sue Yorkshire said...

Love this card Sue

I have seen the trellis effect on your cards on C&C and wondered how it was done and now I know thank you

xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, The buds have opened on my small tree so spring has certainly arrived. This is a very spring like card today and i love the way you have used the label dies to make a lattice effect.Enjoy your stay. Yvonne xx

auscrafts said...

different , love the colours

marg said...

Hello Sue
Labels 25 is another for my list !
This is a cheerful card the colours are lovely..I like the leaves too
Love Marg

sue said...

Morning Sue, lovely card. I like the larger trellis for a change and the flower is sweet.
Hugs Sue M
xx

Teresa said...

Love it Sue. Needed something to brighten my day and this certainly does. Thanks Teresa xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card, lovely and bright with the red and white.
Janet

Craftychris said...

Love the spring colours on this and the trellis work. Another adorable card xx

Craftychris said...

Love the spring colours on this and the trellis work. Another adorable card xx

Sue J said...

Another beauty and so different with the trellis. I can see this being used for lots of things, including using up strips I have trimmed from card. I never throw anything away, not even tiny strips! :)

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I didn't appreciate what you had done when I saw this card in passing on one of the shows but it is such a clever but simple and effective use of the dies which I'm sure can be adapted for whatever shape label was used so thank you

love from Jackie D

lainey said...

love the trellis effect Sue will be trying this one!! lainey x

isobel said...

Good Morning Sue and Mum, I really like this card, brightens up a dull day, hope you are both well.Many Blessingsxx

Frosty 55 said...

I love the way you do the flowers on your cards Sue, it is the essential finishing touches that make the difference between a nice card and wow xx

Helen O said...

Very pretty Sue, My favorite blossom, Having a crafty day with Sister Jane today we are making yesterdays card, we both loved it so much, Helen O xxx

Redanne said...

Beautiful card Sue, I love the way those beads add even more dimension to the flower.

Cazann49 said...

Gorgeous card Sue! Love the simple but elegant look about it. And very versatile, because could be used with any paper in our stash..:)..Have a nice weekend with your family..xx

Hellma said...

Love the bright sunny feel from this card. TFS.

May said...

morning Sue, love the happy colours on todays card, beautiful! Hugs May x x x

Tammy Ortiz said...

I love the Sentiment. outstanding Stiching as well.

Great card just amazing.

orchard cards said...

It is very sunny down here in cornwall and seeing your card spring is here. love the card

jane stillman said...

I love this card, and will definitely be giving it a go x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
It is sunny here in Dorset but chilly and your card certainly warmed me up. Love the colours and this one i will have ago at as I've done the trellis before but not in bright colours
Thank you
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

jan said...

hi sue, lovely card, love the trellis look, and the bright spring look to the card, gives us hope spring is around the corner. have a lovely week-end.
love jan x

Anonymous said...

Great idea with the trellis frame & micro beads on the flower Sue. We have wonderful sunshine here but I am in France. As you say the card has a lovely sunny feel to it. Thanks, Ann W

baconbits said...

Good Morning Sue, Yes we are in need of spring comfort and this card hits the spot. THe whole concept of this card is amazing. Effective and yet when you know how so simple.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Linda said...

Hello Sue, loving this card and the background paper is beautiful. Love the close up photo of the flower is looks lush! Weather not too bad here in my part of the UK. Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Vie Carter said...

Nice and Jolly card Sue

I am going to purchase this spiral flower as I think it is lovely

Vie
x

joan said...

Hi Sue what a lovely refreshing card to cheer up a rubbish day Joan xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, It is a lovely sunny day here in York. Love the lattice effect and will be trying it out. Thanks for the tip of cutting the spiral blosson die, have just got the spiral blossom 2 die and will be using it for a special thank you card I will be making. Todays card is singing to me. Have a lovely weekend with your Mum.
Hugs June xx

Anonymous said...

Love your latest card, Sue!!! Like you I love trellis!!! I used to have my kitchen papered in blue trellis paper in my previous house.
We've got sunny weather here in Yorkshire today, which is lovely for March!!! Enjoy your time in Florida with your Mom. Anne with an E.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Beautiful job, love the trellis ideal and how you done your flower!! Thanks for sharing!!
Cindylu

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
Ive just opened the blog and wow, the sun has come out with your card. But even if it hadn't your card would brighten up any day. Who needs the sun when there is a ray of sunshine on Sue's blog. Hope your having a fab time with your Mum.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Ann said...

Another beauty, I feel this is my fabourite so far, though that changes every other card. I use the flower die very much myself, thanks for sharing xx

Lorraine H said...

Lovely bright card and quite different from your "norm". Lorraine x

CraftyJo said...

Those microbeads are so incredibly versatile - makes that flower so pretty.

jimgem83 said...

wow got 6 sets of spell binders delivered in post today, cant wait to get playing, now must get some micro beads. love todays card sue x

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue

It is quite springlike in sunny Somerset today, I loved the clean lines on this card and the lovely colour too!

yorkshiresue said...

Beautiful card
I love the trellis and the spiral flower
Take care
Love
Sue
XXX

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Sue!!!

Anonymous said...

Well.....thats different Sue! I love it...well done!

Ita said...

Hi Sue,another lovely card I love the backing paper, and the trellis
Have a great weekend with your Mom
Ita

jintyb said...

hi Sue was very touched by your dad's outlook on life what a fine man i need to ask you a favour is it possible to make get it in print form many thanks

Fiona P said...

Hi Sue, Hope you are well and having fun on holiday with your Mom. Well you know how to cheer us up with the lovely colours i Like the trellis ive not tried that YET another for my to do list lol Take care, hugs Fiona P

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, It's bright & sunny in Berkshire, so this card fits perfectly. I just love your beaded flowers, three dimensionality & texture, what more could you want. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Frea said...

Gorgeous card, love that woven bit and the sentiment is lovely. Hugs, Frea

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful.

Ria said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card I love the paper and the trellis work.
I will be using your trellis method on some of my cards.
Ria

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. Really like the trellis effect and you make it sound easy enough to try even though I'm only a week out of hospital! When my sister shouts at me for doing too much is it ok to blame you??! Vicki x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue love the flower

Kate's Cards said...

Very cheery, I love it!!!!

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely cheerful card Sue!!

Lexie said...

Gorgeous as always Sue.
xx

Lexie said...

Gorgeous as always Sue.
xx

Lexie said...

Gorgeous as always Sue.
xx

miislucky said...

Love the trellis idea!!! It looks great as a backround affect. Awesome Job again Sue! Mimi

PaulineC said...

The weather has actually been very spring like here in South Wales. Love the flower and leaves.

Barbara said...

Cold and windy here in South Lanarkshire in Scotland!!!
What a bright and cheerful card Sue, I love the trellis and will have a go as it sounds straightforward. Hope you are having a nice time.

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

So pretty! Love the frame with the lattice behind it! So clever! The paper and flower are very pretty too!

Anonymous said...

Love the spring colours - just right for today as it has been lovely and sunny

Christine said...

Sunshine here today, so your card is very well suited. Thank you Sue, for another lovely card.
Christine x

Janette and family said...

You are an inspiration to us Sue! Thanks

lion_tamer said...

Your card went really well with the sunshine we have enjoyed in the noth east today. Lovely card Sue x

CraftyLoops said...

This card is beautiful Sue, I love that paper and the trellis idea. And that flower with the microbeads looks incredible. Thats Microbeads on my "List". lol Lee x

Anonymous said...

love the lattice and the color

salem said...

love color love lattice

Uta said...

Wow, your card is so pretty. The papers are so beautiful.

Hugs, Uta

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, the flower is lovely.

Clare x

Maggie said...

A lovely cheerful card Sue, weather here today has been sunny and warm not sure it will last though!!

Maggie H

Anonymous said...

A bright card to match a bright day here in Grimsby.
Grimsby Chris

Hanneke said...

Wow, lovely card! Great colors and flower! Hugs, Hanneke

sheila said...

really get excited when you mention you have had a play around as it always means we're in for a treat with something new. Not disappointed!

Victoria said...

I love the paper weaving. It's so effective and looks really complicated, but you've explained it really well.

Kathy said...

Love this card, almost not a 'Sue-card' but lovely anyway. Kathy x

rachel said...

stunning - especially love that flower x

Claveh said...

Thank you Sue, very bright and breezy!
As it goes our day has not been too bad today, we have even seen some sunshine and we went out and I did not take my coat!!
Thanks for another lovely idea.

Pen said...

Hi Sue
was watching your recent demos where you talked about and used wax paper, just thought i would mention you can get wax paper from the Lakeland stores across the uk. Hope this helps others

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, loving the look of this card, the flower is adorable, hope you are having a good break, take care vanessa xx

Clai01 said...

that is lovely paper to have in a stash, I think I want to visit your stash Sue HA ...!

CathyinMN said...

Love the bright colors on the background paper. I really like the lattice look you created, and the flower is very pretty.

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the trellis effect and the beaded flower is wonderful.
Nikki x

lacy said...

Wow what an elegant card. Just found you site and what a site it is. I love the cards you show us and those you make on tv.

I look forward to looking all you new creations each day.

Rhos

lacy said...

just found you site BRILL. Look forward to seeing more of your creations each day.

Rhos

lacy said...

You can see that I have done this soooooooo many times before. sorry for being a twit and posting the same thing twice.doh. lol


Rhos

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful sunny card, which would brighten up any day.
I really love the suede leaves. Lol and hugs. Ann

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, Love the trellis and will try it soon. I've been resisting the micro beads so far, telling myself I can't buy everything, but that flower has pushed me over the edge! I've got the die, I've got the leaves, I've just GOT TO GET the beads! Sue x

Di said...

This is beautiful Sue you continue to inspire me x

Su said...

Very cheerful card - like the suede leaves!

Ladock girl said...

I tried this lattice effect after seeing you demo it last year on C&C it is very effective and looks alot more complicated than it is, I also have this spiral flower die it is one of my favourites and there are flowers on nearly every card I make now.
Lots of love
Linda xxx

hazel said...

Evening Sue
Love the card very classy and different.Love that flower.I have tried making flowers but Obviously i am no use at it.Love the Trellis effect.
Take Care

Becci said...

I love it :D xxx

Becci said...

I love it! :D xxx

Pearl said...

This paper is lovely, kind of looks like fabric. I am planning on making some fabric cards as I have tons of little bits of fabric. Your flower is gorgeous too!
Love Pearl x

Rufus said...

Very nice and Spring-y! Love the way you created the lattice and framed it.
R/

iReneM said...

This is really lovely, Sue.
I tried the trellis effect once but it didn't turn out as nice as this, lol.
x

Toni said...

Simply gorgeous, beautiful colours and techniques. I must have a go at the trellis and faux nests. I know you draw around the die but not sure whether you then cut by hand or machine and if the latter, how?
Toni xx

Toni said...

Simply gorgeous, beautiful colours and techniques. I must have a go at the trellis and faux nests. I know you draw around the die but not sure whether you then cut by hand or machine and if the latter, how?
Toni xx

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation here too Sue. I love everything about it and the colors are sooo great. Totally stunning piece of art, thanks so much for all your wonderful inspiration always hun.

Ruthie said...

Brilliant card Sue the colour is really loverly, This card would just cheer anybody up it is just so crisp and bright. Really nice.

sandra(misty) said...

Yet another great card just love the colours

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful, fresh and creative card.
I love the woven layers of the frame and the beautiful beaded flower, it adds just a hint of a twinkle.
Regards Linda

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card :D I love the flower with the microbeads and the pearl in the middle, really pretty.
Sue H. xx

violetclouds said...

that flower with the pearl centre is so cute!

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue what a lovely fresh card this morning just what we need. Dull and cold here in Scotland. Hope you are enjoying your break with your Mum.

lorraine
xxx

PS Sorry very late replying been at SECC Craft fair in Glasgow 3 days......buying.

Ann said...

This a lovely card perhaps for Easter or Mothers day, I really like it, thank you

Dawn said...

I love this frame, its simple and stylish...perfect Dawn x

craftylisa said...

love this card and im loveing the beads on the flower

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Sue ,fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Anonymous said...

Super Card Sue, have just rec'd my Labels 25 set, dying to have a go...Have yet to try the piercing along the edges....and the micro beads....so many card ideas!!

hugs...
Manx Linda XXXX