Saturday, 16 June 2012

Popping Poppies

 Morning my crafty friends!  This card was all about just wanting to use some pretty paper that I found.  I just love this poppy patterned paper from Graphic 45 and thought it would look so nice with the clear micro beads over it.  Since the pattern was so busy, I decided to put it with a mostly white background.  I used a black mat to show off the layers a little bit better.  The back section is just plain white card, but I decided to use the tiny polka dot mask to emboss the smaller white piece behind my focal element.  I then cut a strip of the poppy paper and matted it with white and black and ran it across the centre of my card.  I cover another small piece of it with some sticky adhesive sheet and cut the largest Vintage Lace Motif.  I cut the die cut in half then peeled the backing paper off and dipped the two halves in the micro beads.  I then cut the Vintage Lace Accent piece using black card and cut it in half also.  I used each half behind each half of my beaded pieces.  This just allowed a bit of that laciness to peek out as a shadow.  I glued the two halves to the top left and the bottom right of my strip.  I added some black rhinestone swirls across my strip and into the upper corner.  For my sentiment, I taped it into place and inked through it with Spiced Marmalade and Fired brick around the edges.  Lifting one side of the tape, I lifted the die up so I could apply some adhesive sheet over where I had inked.  I then laid the die right back down so it was in it's original position and taped it back into place.  I ran it through the machine to cut it and then removed it from the die and peeled back the backing paper.  This allowed me to place my sentiment into the micro beads and the lovely inks as well as the sentiment showed through.  You can see the close up of this below.   I used some mounting foam and attached it where my rhinestone swirls met on my strip.   I paper pierced the edges to finish it and frame it.  Poppies anyone?  All for now, Sue x

155 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, I saw you make this card on C&C and loved it then. I can't wait for my dies to come to try this one. You are so inspirational, your talents are amazing, where oh where do all your ideas come from.

Wilma

Cinders said...

Morning Sue,
I love this card and the poppy paper that you've used is gorgeous.
Have a great day
Caz x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is beautiful hugs Ginny ♥

Heather said...

Good morning Sue
A beautiful card to cheer up a very wet and windy day, I love Graphic 45 papers.
Hugs x

Debby Berry said...

Wow this is very cute. The poppy are lovely. Thanks Sue

joy said...

Hi Sue
Love the card good use of dies.
waiting for myine to arrive. joyce.e

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Lovely! A similar style to a previous card, but with different colour way/ paper, The poppies are gorgeous and I love your dies!

Have a great day
Lara xxx

Corinne said...

Hi Sue certainly will be looking to buy new dies inspiring as usuall!! Hugs Corinne

melanie said...

Stuning card saw you demo this card on C & C

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card, you've used your lovely dies again, this is making me very envious that I haven't got them. Still haven't got the micro beads either, boo hoo. Never mind perhaps one day, can't have everything mores the pity. Saving pennies to for designer hat I've hired for my granddaughter's wedding. Must look good for her. Have a great crafty day everyone sorry it's raining for some.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

auscrafts said...

poppies are one of my favourite flowers ,gorgeous card Sue

Pam said...

Simply stunning - I saw you demo this one and loved the concept. A great way to use up your smaller pieces of papers too.

debs said...

Morning Sue loved this card when you demo'd this this on C&C. I love the colours where do you get all your lovely papers from.

Take Care

Debs xx

angiec said...

hmmm im sorry sue but not sure about this one at all,love the layout but not the papers

Felicie said...

Wow This is very beautiful.
Felicie

zerena said...

Morning Sue, not really my style but seems popular with all the comments left. Zerena

AdrienneQ said...

Sue,
Its going to be a great card if you are in a hurry as all the cutting can be done in one pass.

Also using other less lacy dies would make it a good mans card

Another great inspiration.
Ta
Adrienne

Granny Ado said...

Love the colour. Paper is great, Must try microbeads.

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Watched you do this one on C&C thought that it seemed quite easy (for you anyway maybe not me) like the concept will try with other dies as I can't afford your new ones yet. Love Graphic 45 papers too.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

jane gray said...

Moring sue,

What a fab way to use up "busy" papers. Must admit i have a few at the bottom of my box which i love the design of but have no idea on how to use it.

Keep the ideas coming
Take care, jane:-)x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another gorgeous card, saw you make this on tv so great that I now have all the details to follow. Love, love, love the poppy paper, I'm a lover of Graphic 45 paper too. Will definitely be trying to re-create this card aswell, just love your cards. Lots of love from Patricia xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I watched you do this!I love the 'toffee' Die and my favourite flower is the Poppy
Beautiful
:oveMarg

Claire said...

What a beautiful card and such a clever way to use that lovely paper
Claire xx

Dawny T said...

Morning Sue
Fabulous card to day, love the poppy papers and the colour scheme you have used with them, very striking. Fortunate to have some micro beads now thanks to my lovely husband who treated me but not so fortunate to have these great dies YET!!so will definitely have a go at this one but will use other dies in my up and coming collection.

lestim said...

Hi Sue, your dies are so versitile I can see loads of ways to use them, I think they will become my very best dessert island dies. Not sure if I like the beads over such a busy paper,, they make me think my eyes are blurring. Have a great weekend, best wishes, Lesley x

mags said...

Hi Sue. Hope you are well. I love the layout and the design of the card. The paper is not for me though, bit too busy. I would probably use a less busy paper.
Mags
x

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Loved this card when you demo'd it. My friend is sending me the dies here to Spain when they arrive at her house so i won't be getting them for a couple of weeks. Love the idea of cutting them in half. I've already got the micro beads and sticky paper and I've downloaded a similar paper so I'm all set when they arrive. Hope you've got over the jet lag.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue, Loved this card when demo'd - please Mr Postman hurry up
and deliver my parcel.
It is a good way to use up bits of paper.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, you can't go wrong with poppies they are so lovely. A striking card and love the concept. Have a lovely Saturday, hugs Christine H xx

Wendy L said...

Beautiful design. xxxx

Astrid Maclean said...

GORGEOUS!!! What a fabulous striking colour combo, great design too!!!

Clare said...

Lovely card.

Clare x

shampylou30 said...

beautiful card again sue love the poppy paper sue xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Not sure about this one I think it's the paper and it's colours that's not for me. However, love the toffee die for a sentiment will definitely be doing that!

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Again another different but stunning card.
Great way to use up bits from my "Bit Box".
Cant wait till my dies come.
Thanks again for all the inspiration.
Have Great Day,
Hugs

Patricia xx

Missmizog said...

I love the paper that you have used on this card. Lovely card.
Sue

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
A 'less is more' card today and beautiful it is.
It's the time of year for poppies and they always make me smile.
Thank you
Janet x

Karen said...

Hi Sue, I must watch the shows I have recorded as I don't think I am seeing this here as it should be. I love poppies though and am intrigued how the stamping into micro beads works

Jane said...

Amazing I love the look of this Card the paper is amazing, I think I have this in my craft stash hooray. Cant wait for my dies to come, thanks Sue there amazing.

Jane xx

Carolyn B said...

Lovely card again Sue.

Carolyn B

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous card. Love those micro beads. Julia xxx

Jan said...

Morning Sue, love your new dies, missed the show but they are on the shopping list! Poppies are always striking.

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card and great way to use small scraps of paper\card stock, which I have a huge box of.
Love Chris X

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
FAB fab fab u have given me an idea with swirls.Make it looked wrapped around the boarder across the middle. Raise the boarder and put one under and one over. have to try it. um. Hope you havent used all that poppy paper , i would like to see more of it.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Marie-Louise said...

What a marvellous way to use up all those pieces of paper that gather up.

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue

kelly said...

Gorgeous card Sue,i am loving your new dies.I finally got to watch your shows yesterday and WOW the dies are amazing.I loved all the demos and will definatley be buying these they are beautiful!
Have a lovely weekend.
Kelly.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue
Again you give us more inspiration, love the poppy paper, cannot wait for my deliveries to arrive. Checked C&C schedule for next week, cannot find you on there?
Have a good day everyone, even though its throwing it down.
Happy2craft

Sarah said...

Hi Sue

Love your card. You're such an inspiration!

Sarah

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue,

I just love this card, I think it's very beautiful and it makes me smile. Poppies are very cheery.
Have a lovely day.
Faith xx

Victoria said...

I love the design, but would perhaps have had a strip of plainer paper across the centre. I don't think the papers show off your dies as well as some other cards, and your new dies are BRILLIANT!

Sandybee said...

Pretty paper and pretty card as usual Sue, just gorgeous

xxx Sandra

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a great idea, patterned paper with those fab dies. Keep the ideas coming, I love the colours on this. Bx

Joesgrandma said...

Very nice Sue TY

gwen70 said...

watched you making this one on c&c it really is gorgeous and the paper is wonderful

Jayne59 said...

Saw you do this one. LOVE the paper you used. Another great inspiration

Beth

Vick McClean said...

ooh how unusual this card is, meaning the colours really! a lovely card, love poppies,and thankyou for inspiring us Sue, its much needed, i really dont know where you get your inspiration from, it seems to be never ending! Hugs Vick xxx
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Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I love it when you remind us of just how versatile the dies can be and that you don't have to use them as they are.
Love and light.
Suz x

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, loved this when you demoed it on C&C. It is a beautiful set of dies and a gorgeous card.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I saw this one on the show and loved it then. It is so good for using some of those "busy" papers that we all have and I for one dont know what to do with them. Thank you for the inspiration.

Sue xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

I too remember you making this one. I love the poppy paper and it is shown off lovely with the white background. Love the micro beads too. Love Jean x

jayne denver said...

Hi sue lovethe card
Don't know where you get your ideas
Truly talented lady
Many thanks
Jayne

Beverley said...

Had to buy the dies, they are just gorgeous. Also like how the micro beads work out, something a little different.Thanks x

hazel said...

Morning Sue love the poppy paper too, stunning card xx hazel

CraftyJo said...

Lovely way to tone-down the pattern yet still show it. I've got a whole pot of those beads upstairs but haven't yet had a chance to play with them - I do love the way you use them.

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, fab dies, great color combo. Hugs,Moni

Anthea said...

morning Sue, Didnt manage to catch the shows this time :( This card is not my cup of tea but loving the dies. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card and the poppy paper is georgeous. have a good day.
Bren

Nanna Tina said...

Hello Sue
I love the design of this card and I love poppies, have a good day.
Love Tina x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

saw u demo this on c+c i just had 2 get micro beads wen i saw this so now going 2 give this a try i havent got these dies YET but have sum that mite work ttfn x

Linda said...

Love Poppies, love this card. Linda x

Maggie said...

I have the Graphic 45 papers so will start to use them with my dies. Such a good idea to keep the rest of the card simple. I wonder if stamping the sentiment with white ink would show it up better. I do like to be able to read the words easily. I'll give it a go and let you know. That's what you do so well - get our own crafty juices flowing. Thank you! xx

Becci said...

beautiful :) love the paper xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue

I loved this card when you used it in the demo on C&C it looks so delicate and the paper is so dramatic, such vibrant colours.
Janet

Anonymous said...

,morning Sue, look how many more blog members you are getting...and no wonder, it must be the most popular blog around. You are doing what I suspect you wanted to do IE getting us all thinking about design, swapping paper etc. Good lass, carry on the GREAT work!!! Poppies are one of my favourite flowers too,so we're all in that frame of mind too. Thanks Mabex

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is different and really showcases that gorgeous paper.

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Yet again you have come up with the goods. A lovely card to brighten up yet another awful day.
Evis.

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

Yet another stunning card I love poppies as Wilma said where do you get your inspiration from but please keep it coming for those of us who need the inspiration.

pinkcraft said...

Saw this on c&c can't wait to try. Will get out my paper stash!!!

trish xxx said...

Very pretty and quite simple.

Lucy said...

Such gorgeous paper. I can see why you'd want to use every single scrap of it. You chose the perfect die to highlight it. Wonderful, as always, Sue. I hope you're having a good weekend.

sue said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, lovely colours. Thanks for sharing
Hugs Sue M xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

Just love poppies and this colour mix really works, it could be for almost any occasion, how do you keep coming up with these wonderful ideas.

Love Rosemarie xx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I saw you doing this card on CR&CR and thought it was stunning!! Will definitely be using this layout for a Happy Anniversary card I need to make because it is very Elegant..Enjoy your day...:)...xx

Tracie Carmody said...

What a lovely bright card. I have been playing with the microbeads, they really add something special. Do you have any tips as I have only found double sided sheets work for me and wonder whether there is a cheaper option?

Much love Tracie xxx

cardstaylormade said...

im not so sure on this card sue, i love the style but not so keen on the paper although poppies are one of my fav flowers,so my verdict is out on this one,im just finding the paper just a little bit bright and busy,sorry!!! as i do love your cards normally,but if we all liked the same thing all the time life would be boring!!!

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue, another lovely card, the paper is so bright and sunny, and your dies are to die for, (sorry) l just want the postie to drop the dies through the letterbox. Lol Ann

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
Saw this card in your demonstration and though how stunning it looked.
Love from Jackie D

Victoria said...

What marvellous paper and framing it with black and white just makes it pop! Stunning!

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue from a very wet and windy Cornwall!
I saw you do this card on C&C, but im not sure on this card, i love the paper and layout but i can't put my finger why it doesn't sing to me.
Emma

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Nice card saw this on C&C love the design of cutting the die cut in half and adding the black makes good use of a smaller piece of design paper.

Hugs Ann without an "e" xx

Carol said...

hi sue
gorgeous card I saw you on the c/c show making this card.love the poppy paper.it stands out more with the plain mats.will have a go at useing on my papers I have tons of them as will all keep buying them.I use my dies on card time for a change.

Love Carol xxx

Ruthie said...

Loverly warm colours, I love your new dies so intricate. A shame the micro beads don't show up well on the phote but in reality they make such a difference.

Maryann said...

A very special card today, but I still like it a lot, I must admit. Great work here once again Sue.

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - love the layout but, although I love poppies this paper doesn't do it for me. It's certainly a cheery card for this wet and windy day! Kathy x

jane stillman said...

Sorry Sue, this one doesn't 'sing to me' but then one out of so many that you make is nothing is it, and we can't all like the same thing because that would be just plain boring!! lol Take care xx

nattyboots said...

Yes the poppys are gorgeous and so is your card you cleaver lady ,have a good weekend Elaine H X

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
A very elegant card. Not for me, but I think that is because of colour. I can see it, using different papers. Thanks for sharing.
Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I was lucky enough to watch you on C&C making this beautiful card, shows the dies to perfection.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

sued99 said...

The poppy paper is lovely but I don't think the design is for me. Sorry.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Saw you demo this on C&C and loved it then. I love poppies and the micro beads add that special touch. Your dies are spectacular, can't wait for mine to arrive.
The sun has just started to shine in Yorkshire.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs June xx

Joan Dickinson said...

I made a card with poppy paper and micro beads the other day and used it as a background . Love the way you've used black and white card as it makes the design stand out. Beautful XX

Sue Parish said...

Fab card Sue, I love poppies. I smiled when I read Marg's description of the one you put the sentiment on as the toffee die. I see it as a sweetie too - and am waiting for it to arrive so I can play making sweeties! Will make a nice change from cup cake cards (but will probably have the same effect of making me feel hungry!)
Hope you have great weekend. Sorry about our weather though!
Sue x

Kate's Cards said...

That paper is fab and what an unusual card!!
Kate
xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I too saw this on c&c and loved it. I quite often struggle with not knowing what to do with papers that are too bright or just not the right shade so now I know what to do with them. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

Vie Carter said...

These new dies of yours are simply great, I too love the papers by graphic 45

Vie
x

Suebak said...

Hi Sue,

The micro beads give this busy patterned paper a more subtle appearance. I have just managed to get the sticky backed paper to use with my micro beads.... just need time to have a go!
Suebak

john said...

lovely card sue

debbie xx

FreshScentsScotland said...

Hey Sue,

This is a great way to bring in some colour to cards. I am loving it as can be personalised for men and women!!

Much Love

Amanda xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi there - yet another gorgeous card. You are full of such great ideas. Luv Sam xxx

Phil D said...

You are so inventive - love your cards so many ways to use the dies and other craft things - thanks so much
Phil D

Christine said...

Enjoyed the demo for this, and the lovely result.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Linda said...

Beautiful card and lovely poppy paper! Loved watching the demo too and thank you for sharing such inspirational cards with us too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Yet another beauty Sue and such a different way of using the dies. Once again, thank you.

jacqui

Buttons said...

Loved this one on C&C Sue. Adding the beads makes such a difference. Hugs, Buttons x

Ita said...

hi Sue saw you doing this on the show it is a super card,I also think it could lend itself to Oriental type cards which i am into, i will have a go and send you the outcome,Just love your new dies
Smiles
Ita

Sonia Jones said...

I saw you make this card on C&C and liked it then. So to see it close up is great. I was really pleased my email was read out on Thursday's 4pm show but gutted it didn't get picked out of the cup!! I'd have loved to win one of your makes! But hey there's always next time. Have a great weekend. Soniax

franzesjoi said...

sue, another fabulous card... :)

jordiegirl said...

I also saw you demo this one on C&C Sue and thought it really lovely.

I do love the way you keep using micro beads but have not yet tried them myself - perhaps one day I'll get around to buying some.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue Loved this card when you made it on C&C.It looks even better close up.Thank you for my comments game prize that arrived today-it is lovely.It reminds me that I must get on with my Christmas cards!

Sue said...

I love using those micro beads Sue that cards is gorgeous love the paper looks even better on here hugss xxx

Jane in Spain said...

Very different, but I like it!

SUZYD said...

LOVELY CARD AND THE PAPER IS BEAUTIFUL.SUZYD X

Barbara said...

Love the dies and the micro beads but the paper is not for me, its too busy and doesnt show your dies to the best.
Hope you are resting!!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, love the design but not sure about the paper on this one...but I can't wait to get your dies and try this out with my micro beads! Carole Z XX

lainey said...

just started using those glass beads Sue, love them!!! lainey x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Stuning card saw you demonstrate this card on Create and craft Lovely.
Margaret L

lilysmum said...

good day sue! have been watching your shows and loving the new dies and beautiful creations. thankyou sue, you are so inspirational. xx

nikkib said...

Ooh stunning... what a great idea to use the micro beads on 'busy paper' to tone it down a bit..... think these dies are fabulous Sue, well done on the design of them..... x

Laura O said...

Sue the poppy paper you used is very busy but I still like it.You were right to put a mainly plain background to show it off more. another pretty card today.Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, This is also a great idea if you have paper in a pad that is a bit garish, done this way in small portions it would work well.
Thanks for the idea.

All the best Edwina

brenda said...

Saw you demonstrate this card on C&C, love the way the micro beads changes the look of the paper x

sheila said...

great card Sue. Enjoyed watching you make this one. I just love the beads they give a lovely texture to cards.

nannapat said...

A lovely card Sue, I wish I had a fraction of your talent. Pat x

Heather said...

I just love poppies and this card is truly gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Saw this card being demo'd, lovely idea, lovely paper. Personally, I would have choosen not to have put micobeads on the sentiment and I'm not too sure if I like the sentiment. Thats just me. Looking forward to seeing you on TV again soon. Best wishes, Carolyn H. x

Dawn Louise said...

Lovely card, different too x

salem said...

love poppies fab card

hazel said...

Good evening Sue
Gorgeous card love everything about it..x

Planetsusie said...

I love poppies Sue and this is such a striking card using this paper. I love the mats and dies used as well, they really make the paper stand out.

Great use of the microbeads again!!
Love 'em.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

veronica said...

love poppies, and this is a great card!

HiggiSue said...

Can't wait to try this one
I love it.

magpie said...

At last I've caught up! Loved this card on the show. The poppy paper is gorgeous Sue & putting it on the white card broke up the "busy" in it like you say. A perfect combination! What is wonderful is that there are so many crafters out there who are inspired & motivated by you in the belief that they too can do make these masterpieces....& they can! There were some beautiful pictures of cards that had been made along with the emails that you were sent. Wow! Hope you have managed to rest & got over your jet lag. You take care Sue, xx Love Karen xx

Margaret said...

Good evening Sue
What a lovely surprise to find such a super card posted today really beautiful.
Margaret

Janice K said...

Poppies are my favourite flower and this card showcases them beautifully.

alimecca said...

HI Sue
Another beauty ! I love poppies so this card really appeals to me. I've ordered some of the dies and finally managed to get micro beads so I can't wait to get started.
Thanks again.

guffie said...

hi sue did see this card on c&c this week and thought hen what a beautiful card just love the poppies, just wish i could get hold of the graphic 45 paper where i am: (
xxgail

Ladock girl said...

Saw you make this card on air, such a lovely idea. Love Linda xxx

Helen said...

Saw this on C & C and will have to make it for my mum-in-law as poppies are her favourite flowers - she'll love it - Thanks for the inspiration and brilliant ideas

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card love these papers the poppies look stunning. These dies just got to have them.
Hugs Rizwana xx

Clai01 said...

I really enjoyed the tv demo of this card, the poppy paper is gorgeous!

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue do so like this card so different lovely
hugs chris x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
another beautiful card and the papers are stunning. I adore poppies and they look fabulous under the microbeads.
I had my microbeads delivered from Sam last week. Now I have coloured and clear microbeads to play with and I can't wait. (The coloured ones are not the same make)
Hugs Linda x

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue x