Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Beaded Border Background

Hello everyone!  This is one of my favourite quick cards to make.  It doesn't matter what colour you pick or what border you use, it always comes out very nice I think.  I started with a piece of dusty rose coloured card and covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I cut 6 Vintage Lace borders (you can use less if you like).  I peeled the backing paper off revealing a sticky surface for my borders.  I laid the borders across the card, leaving a small gap between them.  Once placed, I poured micro beads over the piece so they stuck to all the remaining area on the piece.  I cut a small labels 20 out of white card and inked through the die with Victorian Velvet.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with one of the vintage lace tags.  I inked it with Victorian Velvet distress ink as well.  I added some pearl Labels 20 nestabling to the edge and mounted the two pieces together and placed them in the lower corner of my card. For the top corner,  I tied a double bow out of our satin edged organza ribbon and added a large round Dazzler to the centre.  I pierced the edges and added some flatback pearls to all the small holes in the edges of the borders to complete the card.

176 comments:

Pam said...

May have been quick and easy for you Sue but still looks a dream.

Nikki said...

Wow, love this one Sue.
Where do all your beautiful ideas come from

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, hope your flight went well. Love this card. I have used the beaded border before on a card but the vintage lace border looks superb.

Wilma

lestim said...

Hi Sue, it may be quick and easy but looks as though you spent hours on it. I shall definitely be using this one. best wishes, Lesley x

jayne denver said...

Hi due very nice card any occasion I think thanks Jayne

jayne denver said...

Sorry cant spell this morning Sue

Karen R said...

Very elegant card for any occasion. I really like the layout and the setting for the sentiment

Cassieajh said...

Wonderful card sue, I have those dies on order so nice to see what I can try when they arrive. HUgs xx

auscrafts said...

this looks so lovely for a quick card

Vick said...

Oh now this is my kind of card, i love the colour, i love the frillyness of it the bow the bling,well.....be honest, whats not to like? love it Sue and thanks as usual for your continued inspiration you are brilliant xxxxx hugs Vick
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nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
think i saw you do this one on C&C smashing. Love the label never think to layer it like that. The ribbon is beautiful. Matches fantastically with the background paper. Another one that is singing away . Grand job.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Now this card "Sings" to me. Might even have a project for today that this will be ideal for.
Thank you for all your great inspiration.

Patricia xx

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
It would be great fun to receive a card like this one. Very nice. Hope FL is fun!

baconbits said...

Morning, well this brought a big smile to my face this morning, it really hits all the right buttons, bling, beads, brilliant bow - oh just everything.
Thanks for all the inspiration.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue, I've been waiting for this one to appear on your blog - I didn't see your demo of it on C&C but I did spot it in the samples that were shown to camera and it caught my eye immediately. Absolutely lovely - it's a must try for me.

Also, thx to Sue Higgins who gave an idea on ydays blog comments for how to design inserts to coordinate with the front card design - a good idea and I know how to do it I think! But what's inside a Sue Wilson card I am wondering?.......
Rgs
ClareW

Linda said...

very beautiful
hugs Linda

guffie said...

morning Sue and all the bloggers, what a lovely delicately lacey card, i love the way the micro beads tone down the colours in the background and this die certainly is very delicate almost like lace xx gail

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, yet another inspirational idea for use of the dies. Still don't have micro beads - on my wish list, it is getting longer. Bx

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
The vintage lace border die makes this style of card very pretty, love the colours, very elegant, love the shade of colour of the bow, everything is just lovely.
Have a good day everyone
Happy2craft

Celina Dee said...

Love the colour and looks like it was really really quick!
Ire

melanie said...

Stunning card ,I`m having to craft on my cuttlebug at the moment as G.C is broken have just heard from Spellbinders so hope it will be fixed soon as it`s not a year old yet. Melanie

Desiree said...

Gorgeous!

Lucy said...

I think this is one of my favorites, too, though I don't think it would be as easy for me as it is for you. Lovely colors and textures. The bow is gorgeous, as always. Thanks for sharing it.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card, just love everything about it. I love using that ribbon to make a bow it really looks very nice on the cards doesn't it. Have a great crafty sunny day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cebelica said...

This looks great! I've never thought of this. Thanks for the idea!

Anonymous said...

Fab Card, I'd love to see a photo of your "stash" You can't possibly keep dashing out to find co-ordinating elements. The "stash" will be bigger still after your trip to the U.S. of A. lol Enjoy...we always enjoy what you show us.Thanks, Mabex

Jan.moogie said...

A very cheerful card this Sue, really made me feel good whilst looking at it this morning. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Loving the colour and those borders look fab.

Carol H said...

Nice card and as you say for any occasion - will try this one.

Marleine said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty and feminine card. X

nmty said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card this is, it looks nothing like simple more like simply stunning! Will definatley have a try at something similar.

lv norma

Victoria said...

What a lovely idea and so effective using the borders in this way. I can see that it would be a quick card but you wouldn't guess really!

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Quick or not ( it wouldn't be for me) it's a honey of a card.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card again, looks so simple to make (for you ha ha), yet so very elegant. Love the colours and the micro beads make a solid colour card 'pop', love also the nestabling pearls, I haven't found them anywhere yet, any ideas? Last but not least, a beautiful bow, you do them so well. Beautiful card. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jan said...

Another great idea for a quick emergency card, which is so versatile. happy crafting x

Seafield Jo said...

This is beautiful Sue, those dies are gorgeous.

Jo x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - we've sunshine and warmth this morning here in Burgundy - hope it's not too hot where you are - but when with Mum it doesn't matter does it!!
What a beautiful card - love the colours and who would think that just one border would make such a 'wow'!!
Janet x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful and elegant card, I have some border dies but will use glitter as I do not have micro beads.
Enjoy your time with your Mom.
Tina x

Janice K said...

Hi Sue
What a great idea for a quick card! Must remember to have a go myself. Thank you for all the great ideas. x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Another lovely card. Love the colours and dies. Will get them when they are in stock at my stockist.
Have a great time and take care.
Evis.

Anthea said...

Lovely simple but effective card this morning Sue. Hugs xx

Joesgrandma said...

Lovely card Sue. Colours very attractive and cordinated Thanks Sue

Jane in Spain said...

This is sumptuous - and so versatile!

angiec said...

wow love this one so simple but really beautiful

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, really pretty.

Clare x

jacqui said...

Great card, love the use of micro beads through lace.

kimberley said...

This is very pretty and opens up a raft of ideas for colours and borders,take,care,x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a Beautiful card its so elegant card. The colours are right up I'm street. I got these dies when they were on C&C they make some lovely cards. TaKe care sue

Best wishes

Debs Artliff

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love this card and will have to try it. So easy but so stunning! Love Jean x

Heather said...

Good morning Sue YAY! Micro beads, this is such a pretty card. I have used this idea with glitter but must try it with my micro beads.
Hugs x

Carolyn B said...

What a lovely card, it's so elegant.

Carolyn B

nattyboots said...

This card is my favourite Sue until the next one hehe

I just love it all , i will be having a go this weekend no doubt about it .

Elaine H X

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

a quick card that u can do in advance as it lends itself to so many occassions

Sue Parish said...

Such a pretty card Sue - it's right up my street. Now all I need is the dazzlers, the nestabling and that lovely satin edge ribbon ....... and so the list goes on!!
Have a great day,
Sue x

bluebell said...

hi sue,hope you are not in the heat wave it america. love the colour of your card today. any news to when you mat be on create and crate and craft again. love bluebell-flowerwood.

Julia Watts said...

I may have to try this! Love, Julia xxx

bluebell said...

hello again, to the lady that said about the dazzlers, you can get them on create and craft,if they are out of stock i am sure sue will bring them againe, i got some they are lovely and sparkely,love bluebell-flowerwood.

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - this I love! These particular borders are on my wishlist but I have others that will work, including the holly ones for a Christmas idea. Thanks for the ideas.. again! Kathy x

AdrienneQ said...

Elegant, simply, sumptuous, and looks like it took for ever.
Another winner.

Oksana said...

Really like this one Sue, lovely details and colouring!x

franzesjoi said...

pretty card, sue!!! :) making card is sooo easy for you, love the styles and ideas and they are always stunning beautiful!

hotpotato said...

Very pretty

HiggiSue said...

Lovely card and so adaptable. thanks for sharing Sue. Enjoy your day.
Hugs Sue x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue beautiful as always-quick? well maybe for you!

Jane said...

How Beautiful I Love it.

Jane xx

Sandra F said...

It's lovely #sue.

Erica said...

Simple but stunning.
Erica x

Lydia Jordan said...

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Hi Sue,
Super card today love the colours will have a try of this one.
Have a good trip.
Lydia
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Marion said...

Hin Sue this card is simple but looks elegant ,love the border die another for the ever growing list of wants.
Marion

marg said...

Hello Sue
What a sweet card..very pretty !
LoveMarg

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue i love these quick cards you do they always look stunning! xx hazel

Ladock girl said...

Great card as usual. Love Linda xxx

Victoria said...

A showstopper! I'm running out of superlatives to describe your amazing cards!

nannapat said...

This is absolutely stunning Sue. I'm definitely going to give this one a try. Pat x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, fab color combo. Hugs, Moni

CraftygasheadZo said...

Beautiful - this would work so well in any colour, hmmm gave me an idea, off to dig out those dies and yummy colours! Zo xx

Kate's Cards said...

Looks a lot more than quick and easy! Storing idea away for more cards at a certain time of year!!!!

gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue, although I dont think it will be as easy as you say

deniseann said...

Hi Sue , Love this very pretty card. I shall try this with the antique boarder , see if it works! Thanks for all the great ideas. and enjoy your stay with your mom.

Phil D said...

OH THATS LOVELY - so versatile - could be any colour combination / occasion Keep well and good wishes
Phil D

Christine Hussey said...

A lovely simple straight forward card but it would still take me hours to put together lol!
Hope all is well with you and your Mum, hugs Christine H xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Hope you arrived safely on the other side of the pond. This card is great, as you say you could use any coloured card for it. Enjoy your stay.

Love Rosemarie xx

KellysKards said...

Lovely card Sue I have been using these colours lately and they work so well together.

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card. Hope you enjoy. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
This is yet another stunning card it looks very classy and as you say would work in other colours. I love it and it is now on my list of cards to try. Thank you once again for the wonderful ideas.
Hope all is well with you, Love Bren

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love the look of this card and I'm sure I can manage something similar. Hope you had an uneventful flight and are now enjoying time with your mum.
Frances

Cumbrianlass said...

Another stunning card Sue,
as you say it can be done in any colour combo. and of course love the bow.
Janet

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

This is a lovely card and no need to glue the borders down, wonderful idea

Sue xxx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Love the colour and a great idea for using borders. Beautiful card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love the card. It is so textural. With Love & Light Theresa. H

3362Jan said...

Morning Sue. Wow, just love it.Jan.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh wow - really love the look of this card and it sounds nice and easy to achieve. Well done.
Best wishes
Beverley W

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card very very pretty lots of texture and beautiful colours.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sue - said...

Wow really love that card. Must get the beads when next in stock - missed them last time

Christine said...

Lovely, and this is a design I really feel I can replicate and use, often.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Lacelady said...

I really must get some of those micro beads and double sided adhesive sheets, this car is sooooooo pretty.

lindyloo12 said...

What an exquisite card, just beautiful!

Heather said...

Nice one Sue the beads are gorgeous but would also look just as fantastic fantastic with the mica flakes. Quick and easy to make cards are so useful when you have a busy life! Sigh!

Thanks again Sue hope you are having a great time
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Mac Mable said...

Not so quick and easy for me x Very pretty card, love your techniques as always but I don't personally like the nestabling's but that does not detract from this gorgeous card, thank for sharing it with us. Beverley x

Debbie Tinks said...

sue lovely card

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
I love this card, i love that border, the whole card colour and layout is very striking.
Emma

Margaret said...

Oh wow Sue this is absolutely beautiful, quite simply super. I love my vintage dies.
Margaret

Ayelet said...

Stunning card!
I love the colors and the bow :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love all of this card and the dies are to die for lol
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Meg said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card.
I am away to craft group this afternoon armed with my machine and dies. I love the colour you chose for this card...pretty bow too.

sue said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely card and not too difficult to make, thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Sue M x

snapdragon25 said...

Hi Sue, Love this one and I even have these dies. It is a lovely card and could be easily adapted with the Christmas Border die to make into a fabulous Christmas Card - might try that one. Thanks again. Hil xo

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, great idea for those microbeads again.

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
great card. love the lace dies.
Margaret L

Pinky said...

May have been quick but very pretty.
x

Anonymous said...

Love the elegance and simplicity of this card.
Grimsby Chris

Vie Carter said...

Very little to say - but Stunning


Vie
x

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Sue, I like the way you have placed the borders back to back with a small space in between. This design could be recreated in any colour with any border dies. Thanks for sharing.

jennynurse said...

Hi Sue,
This is a really pretty card. I love the combination of colours
You have used on it and think it would look striking in very BOLD colours.
I love the Vintage dies and seem to be using them on more and more of my cards.!!!

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, well this card is absolutely beautiful - one of my favourites! I don't know what to do first - get into christmas mode or try this beauty! I just love it! Love Sam xxx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue

Very pretty card and love the idea with the micro beads.

Eileen x

Findtime2craft said...

How simple and stylish this card is...beautiful.
Hugs.....wendy

Claveh said...

This is a truley lovely card Sue, and would cover a wide range of occassions! Thanks xxx

Sandybee said...

Simple but so very pretty Sue. A card I will copy without any doubt

xx Sandra

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Simply stunning. B.W. Carolyn H. x

Shazza said...

very pretty card x

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, guess what it is still raining. Hugs Ann

Pearl said...

Beautiful card! Love the shimmer!
Pearl x

Anonymous said...

simply a lovely card - am going to reproduce a similar one today. Many thanks for inspiring me - Yvonne

ALI said...

Wonderful card. so simple but so very effective!

ALI said...

Wonderful card. so simple but so very effective!

Carol said...

hi sue

very elegant card love the colour combo.also all the little pearls look so nice around the edges.and the bow of corse love the border die still trying to find this set but will have to wait till they come up on the web.I will be ordering the mica beads next.just recived my 2nd lot of masks today the dotty ones this time.anyway have a great time at your mums.

Love Carol xxx

Rose in Chester said...

This is lovely - I also use borders and very little else, but your use of the mica beads is lovely - another thing for me to copy. Don't forget, to copy is the sincerest form of flattering.

Cdteach said...

This is beautiful in it's simplicity although it does look very intricate, which is due to the amazing spellbinder dies.

Jan

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card you'r right
it would great in any colour, navy
and white I'm thinking another one to try
thanks Sue for your inspiration.
Nancyd xx

Helen O said...

Lovely and lace, it has a victoriana feel to it, Its really lovely, hope you have landed safely with your mom, have a great stay Helen O xxx

Christine D said...

What a stunning card, and it does sound easy, I am def gonna have a go, thanks Sue, no does simple elegance like you.
Christine

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I love this card..I dont have these dies yet but am going to use this layout with the borders I have today as got to do a thankyou card and this layout is perfect! Please keep on inspiring us each day with your fab creations..:)..Enjoy your day...xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely card!! What great use of the border dies. I do really like the colours you have used too. I have bought your neutral colour cardstock pack and I am really hoping you may consider bringing out another pack with some of the other wonderful colours that you use in your cards. I love the Teal that you use and the Burgandy, the Rose and other colours. I think lots of people would be interested. You have really helped me to try out colour combinations that I would never have put together before. You have also given me more confidence with using colour. Thank you for all your inspiration Love Tres x x x

salem said...

lace always works for me , fab card "!"!

jordiegirl said...

Brilliant idea - very pretty. Are you sure it was quick and easy Sue!!!

Craftychris said...

Love it - I have to make a quick card so am off to my craft room to dig out a border die to try a similar design. I don't have any microbeads so will have to improvise! Thank you for the idea xx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card and it does't look like a quick make! Carole Z X

Granny Ado said...

This is lovely......and pink! A different colour for you for a while at least.

I love the effect the borders make used this way.

Planetsusie said...

This is beautiful Sue - the pieces are so simple, it just goes to show that you can make a superb card just by the way you use them. The colour is gorgeous with the microbeads on top and ..... I even like the pearly bits around the die this time!! LOL

Hugs Sue Pass xx

jo said...

such a simple beautiful card, amazing what you can do with only a few border dies, stunning well done xxx

jo said...

such a simple beautiful card, amazing what you can do with only a few border dies, stunning well done xxx

Bosquie said...

Another unusual card Sue. What a lovely combination of colours and embellishments.

cathymakescards said...

'Simply' beautiful, Sue!

Cathy - Drogheda Ireland

Barbara said...

Love these relatively quick and easy cards that you make Sue. Have a good time at CHA and bring back lots of new things for C&C!!!

Carole RB said...

Quick and easy, this is my style! Your card is so beautiful and elegant!

Sonia Jones said...

This is a stunning card. I really love it. Sonia x

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, I love it, will be trying this one myself thanks vanessa xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, WOW, simple but stunning. Bling, micro beads and a bow, whats not to love. I need to make a thank you card and will definately be trying something similar.
I agree with Tres, I have your neutral cardstock, but would love the bright card too.
Have a lovely day with your Mum.
Hugs June xx

Gay New Malden said...

Hi Sue A very stunning card, shall be making this one Love Gay xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is lovely.

liz spooner said...

Very nice colours in this one Sue. Liz S.x

jennywren1947 said...

lovley card again sue must try this 1
hugs chris x

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Oh Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful...What more can I say but BEAUTIFUL! ;0)

sheila said...

This is a very beautiful standby card. If you say 'simple card' quickly enough you may find that we believe we can do it.

sued99 said...

Once again a stunning design which would work well with any occasion.

mags said...

A beautiful card Sue. Very elegant.
Mags
x

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Wow... such a pretty card!
I love the rose colour and your dies are so pretty here!
I love the micro beads ...and the ribbon is gorgeous!
Many thanks
Enjoy the rest of the day!
Lara xxx

Tracie Carmody said...

So effective using the borders in that way.

Thank you so much Sue for your continual inspiration xxx

Linda said...

Gorgeous colours and lovely borders. I love the colour of the ribbon and the button is fabulous. I need buttons like that :)

Hugs
Linda xx

Hellma said...

Such an elegant easy card.

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card. Even your quick cards look like they took a long time to make.

magpie said...

Hi Sue......"WOW!" this is absolutely gorgeous! Reading what you did to get this effect it sounds so easy. Love the vintage lace border, love lace full stop as it gives such a classy, chic look to the card & them there bows are always gorgeous! As you say Sue & as we just sometimes imagine, what your cards would look like in many different colours. I do love this dusky pink & the nestly pearls loads though! It's beautiful & yes! It sings! Hope you're having a great time with your mom xx Love Karen xx

Maggie said...

Fabulous mix of dies, colour and big bow. Love the whole finished card. Thank you. xx

Anonymous said...

Sue its another fab card love it Laura O

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely lovely card. yes, I can imagine that it would look just as nice in other colors too. I'm going to make this one :-)

Su said...

Fab-u-lous!! Gorgeous colour and beautiful lace!

Su (Soop) x

SUZYD said...

GORGEOUS CARD.SUZYD X

dutchess said...

OH SUE I love the sentiment ....I bought the nestabling and the small ones are all still left...why didnt I think of that!!!! lovely card love the micro beads having great fun with them...take care Margaret MP

lellychops said...

So elegant and so stunning as ever Sue. You make the most beautiful cards which can be used for a myriad of occasions.
I love them all, thanks for sharing them.

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, what a delicate looking card. I do try not to put the micro beads on all of my cards but find it very hard to resist as they do add a certain something to the finished card. Lol Lynne M

craftyvonnie said...

luv this card one of my favs
craftmadvonnie

lynda said...

VERY ELEGANT CARD SUE WOW X LYNDA

Marlen said...

Hi Sue What a great idea for a quick card! Must remember to have a go myself. Thank you for all the great ideas. x

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