Friday, 13 July 2012

Floral Splendour

Good morning all!  I bet you weren't expecting florals today!  I'm not there for a few weeks so I have to keep you on your toes, don't I?! LOL  We have two new stamp sets that I have been playing with recently.  These have just been released for sale and I believe they will be premiering on one of Dawn Bibby's shows next week also.  I made about eight samples for her and this is one of them.  I really like these carnations as they are just so bold and easy to stamp and colour.  I started this card by making a background using a couple of the edgeability inserts.  I used two and cut them along the bottom of the card three times to create a lovely lacy look to it. I mounted them over a pale rose coloured card.   I stamped my sentiment in black archival in the upper left corner.  Using some whit American seam binding, I tied a messy bow and adorned it with a medium round Dazzler for a bit of the bling!  I stamped my carnations in black and embossed them.  I coloured them with pencils, and used a few Copic markers to add depth and shading.  I must admit, I did a quick job on this and might have taken more time to soften the shading with a blender pen, but I was under a bit of a time constraint.  I thought the image was bold enough to handle the definite shade lines for a bit of the dramatic.  If you wanted a more pastel look, then definitely soften the shade lines and you can easily achieve it.  I went around the outside of the flowers with a blue pen to give them a shadowed effect too.  I cut the flowers out with a circle nestie and shaded them with a light inking of Tattered Rose distress ink while in the die.  I cut a matching larger circle as a mat, then placed them both in a lacy circle die cut as a frame and then on to my background.  I finished the card by my usual edge piercing to frame and soften it.  If the weather isn't giving you flowers, then at least I can today!  All for now, Sue x 

164 comments:

Razzamajazza said...

Love this card! Jx

Celina Dee said...

I love the way that you did the insert lace effect. It looks like you used some sort of modelling creme through the die to make the salmon colour pop and look raised.
The stamps look elegant and quite detailed and as I am a colour inner rather than drawer they certainly get my vote.
Have a nice day today.
Waterford - Ire

auscrafts said...

I love this card the colours are so pretty and love the way that you did the insert lace effect

Pam said...

A lovely card, love the lace effect. Have a great time in the USA.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
love the shading on the flowers. I have just been playing with edgabilities as a cut out back ground lol . Show you later what i did.
Love the lace pattern it makes.
Fab card again, brill job
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxhug
nzilingworth@hotmail.com

scottish crafter said...

Ihi Sue. Love the use of border dies to make the Lacey background and the carnation dies, all in all a lovely card as usual. Look forward to seeing Dawn but no one does it like Sue.

Wilma

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue, love that background, never thought to make my own lace card that way so will have a go soon. Lovely card Sue.x

debs said...

Morning Sue what a Beautiful card I like how you have made the lace pattern. I've got a couple the edgabilities I will see if I can get the same affect. I love the colours you have used.
Take care Sue

Debs Artliff

jayne denver said...

Hi sue oh what a lovely card the carnation is beautiful
Thanks jayne

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card, just love the lace effect. The carnation stamp is very effective too. It definitely brightens up a really drab and wet morning here in Kent. Have a great crafty and sunny day if you can everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the flowers Sue, I can almost smell their perfume!!lol Mabex

CraftyAnn said...

Simply beautiful. I love the stamping on this card and the use of the edgabilities. Stunning.
Take Care.

Linda said...

Very beautiful
hugs Linda

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue another lovely card and a very pretty stamp.

Take Care Elaine H X

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

Beautiful image and card happy crafting Ginny ♥

melanie said...

Beautiful card so crisp >Melanie

mags said...

This is lovely Sue. The stamp is gorgeous and love the lace effect using the edgeability dies.
Mags
x

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card what a great way to use the border dies and the stamps are so pretty.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card what a great way to use the border dies and the stamps are so pretty.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card what a great way to use the border dies and the stamps are so pretty.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

lestim said...

Hi Sue, such a nice change to have a floral, I really like the simple lines of his design. Best wishes, Lesley x

Heather said...

Oh! Wow! That's different Sue. Love it, I am going to give it a go later with what I have got. Can't wait to see the show thanks for the heads up!

Hurry back shows aren't the same without you :)
Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the lacy background, need to give that a try. Stamps look fab, look forward to seeing them on the shows. Bx

Debby Berry said...

Cool card, I will play with my Native American Stamps and create some fun cards too.

Cheers

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Love the carnation stamp! Love the way you have used the inserts too, another stunning card.
Love Jean x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
What a pretty card, the effect of the insert dies is lovely (could I get mine as straight, ummmm)the carnation stamp is lovely too, yes, I like it, a really pretty card.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

nmty said...

Hi Sue - definately was not expecting a flowery card today. Love the idea of the background and the edgebilities, that is a good idea and one i will try. Thanks

lv norma

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card.

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card especially the background. Will be using my edgabilities more after this.
Evis.

cebelica said...

Wow, that lace pattern you created is fantastic. Great idea!!

Jan said...

Morning Sue, another really pretty and elegant card, simple but wow at the same time!

baconbits said...

Morning, no you are right i was not expecting flowers but the card is super. Enjoying the effect of the edgebilities to make faux lace will give this a go.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

joy said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and so would my mum. will there be dies to match the stamps ?
Hope you have a good time in usa. see you soon.
joyce.e

Heather said...

Good morning Sue I love the background you've done on this card it looks like lace, another very retry card.
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I like it!
Rgs
ClareW

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
What a beautiful card. X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love the lace effect, will give that ago, I do not stamp much due to bad hands but could add decoupage or 3d sticker.
Have fun in the States
Tina x

Carole Z said...

Love the card and layout Sue, but afraid not the stamps ..the outline of the image is too heavily defined for me..but hey, that's just my taste, good job we don't all like the same, huh? Carole Z X

Karen R said...

What a pretty card,like how how you have made the background especially xx

Julia Watts said...

Great card. Love, Julia xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Love the look of this card, it is gorgeous, the stamping and colouring is beautiful and the die cuts adorn the stamped image. Love how you have done the bottom half with the peach card behind, I will have to re-read your instructions as I couldn't seem to get my head round what you have done, the first time I read it ha ha (it's an age thing ha ha). This card is so fresh looking and so elegant. Love it. Lots of love from Patricia xx

AdrienneQ said...

Sue,
An excellent card in every way. So may good ideas I had not thought of doing that with the edging dies.

Victoria said...

A lovely card Sue. I love the stamp, and I look forward to seeing the other samples. The lace insert is beautiful.

Joesgrandma said...

A delight for the eye and a joy to the heart! A lovely stamp and a gorgeous card Sue. Thanks.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovin the lace effect with the edgeabillities dies not sure about the stamped image sorry it does not seem as delicate. Hope your having a great time at the CHA and enjoying being with your Mom.

Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Christine Harrop said...

Nice to see flowers for a change. A really pretty card all round.

angiec said...

verry pretty,

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - a little grey here in Burgundy this morning but your card really brought a smile to my face. The colours a really pretty and the edgebilities create a beautiful band.
Janet x

Janice K said...

Love the lacy look you've achieved with the edgeabilities! x

hazel said...

Morning Sue lovely card love the new stamp can't wait to see them all xx hazel

Anthea said...

Very pretty card, must practise my stamping as it looks so lovely. Hugs xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
What a beautiful card ..Flowers and Lace together make it sweet !
Love the New Stamps too !
LoveMarg

Clai01 said...

Looking forward to seeing the stamps on TV, i love anything that is stamped like this and coloured. Beautiful card.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the look of the stamps.

Clare x

Lin W said...

Never thought ofusing the inserts like that,must try it
xxx

Marion said...

lovely card Sue,stamping not my thing wish i could master it.
Marion

FrannieD said...

Lovely soft colours and a great idea for those edgeability inserts. As I am beginning to think Christmas it would be great to have a themed set with holly, snowflakes and baubles for instance. Sue could you use your persuasive powers please? Thanks for the inspiration as ever. Fran

scofessex said...

What a nice change to see flowers on one of your cards. I do like this stamp and will look out for it on Dawn's show.
SC

Jane in Spain said...

The insert lace effect is fantastic!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooh that was a lovely surprise this morning. Love these flowers.

Sonia Jones said...

really lovely card. Soniax

Ruthie said...

Beautiful Sue, and another exciting way to use edgebilities. The stamps looks really nice,I shall definately have to have them. pls show us more. enjoy your journey

Ruthie said...

Beautiful Sue, and another exciting way to use edgebilities. The stamps looks really nice,I shall definately have to have them. pls show us more. enjoy your journey

Carolyn B said...

Love the card Sue,the new stamps look great.
Carolyn B

Lacelady said...

Such a pretty, lacey effect, I like it.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Love this card it so fresh on a wet day on the east coast

Wendy L said...

Beautiful effect on this and the flowers are lovely. xxx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue I love this card pastel and lacey.The effect of the lace cut with the pink behind is so beautiful.

hotpotato said...

certainly different to what you normally do.

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Nice to see flower stamping for a change. Lovely card and very versatile. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Cdteach said...

I love the lace effect and will have to give this a go.

Findtime2craft said...

Nice to see a new style of card love the la e effect.
Hugs....wendy

Granny Ado said...

I HAVE to make this card!

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Good to see some stamping. Love the lace effect.
Erica x

HiggiSue said...

Gorgeous card..... just delightful. :-)

Maggie said...

Good morning. What a lovely card. Love the stamps and way you have done the colouring in. I shall look out for these. Cheered up a miserable day. xx

jane said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card love the stamping will be watching for the stamps these are a must have.
Have a lovely day.

Jane Llewellyn

lesley said...

I love this card the edgeabilities at the bottom is genius would never have thought to do that I'm definitely going to give it a go thanks sue love lesley

guffie said...

what a beautiful card again Sue i love the stamp as well think i will have to have a look out for that show.... will be glad when you get back missing your shows xx gail

sue said...

Morning Sue, love this card and stamps, I will look out for them next week.
Hugs Sue M x

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, We really need flowers and sunshine. I love the edgeabilities gives a lovely soft effect.

Love Rosemarie xx

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card, I have lots of the edgeabilities and love what you have done with them on this card. The flower stamp is lovely too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a pretty card really lovely. I have several edgeabilities and am never quite sure what to do with them - you have given me inspiration - thank you.
Beverley W

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A Brilliant card, I like how you have used the inserts.
And of course the image is beautiful.
Janet

kimberley said...

Love the lace effect sue- not sure about the stamp though it's not really my thing,take care, x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, stunning Card! Love the new flower stamp. I keep forgetting that I can use edgeabilities inserts without the borders to make a pattern. Thanks for the reminder. With Lice & Light Theresa. H

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

I do like this card the way you have used the borders to get that effect is lovely. The stamp is very pretty too

Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card! I love flowers and so this will certainly be added to my 'to do' list.
Carole N

Crafty Kaz said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card just what we need on a day like today. Must keep a look out for these stamps.
Have a good day
Kaz
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
thank you for the flower's, love the card, our weather here in the U.K. is still pant's (I sooooooo need some sunshine) lol.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, A great card, I got every
border when they were all sold together
on special and very rarely use them
as i tend to just use them as at edge I forgot all your tips at the time
but will be using them much more
now I'm sure.
Nancyd xx

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue
have a nice weekend

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Another fantastic card I love the effect with the Border Dies.
Will have to have a go at that.
Have a great day

Patricia

Andrea said...

This is so pretty - looking forward to seeing the new stamps

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
A really pretty card, Love the lacey effect.
Hope you are enjoying your time in the US and spending quality time with your family.
Love Bren

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for the flowers, very pretty and soft x Bevelrey

Phil D said...

A great card as usual Sue - what an amazingly talented lady you are - keep well

Phil D

Carol H said...

Pretty card today love the shading on the flowers

Carol said...

hi sue
love the carnation stamps will look out for them on c/c next week. the card today is so pretty love the colour combo.also the bow and dazzler.I am not very good at colouring the stamps in but will keep trying. I have a lot the promarkes pens just need a bite of
time to practice. hope you are enjoying the trip away and bring a lot things for all the blogers to try out

Love Carol xxx

lilygee said...

Really nice stamp Sue and the card is so pretty
love lilygee

CraftyJo said...

Thanks for the flowers Sue, we can certainly use them as the weather is just giving us rain, rain and more rain. Beautiful card.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Loving the way the edgeability inserts show the colour of the card underneath The flower stamp is lovely as well :0)

Craftychris said...

Loving the flower card, definitely need it with this terrible weather! You make such wonderful pieces of lovliness xx

Sandybee said...

The carnations stamp is so pretty , love the way you coloured them.

xx Sandra

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love this card, so pretty
Margaret L

Vie Carter said...

Very pretty card Sue

Love the new stamp and clever use of border dies

trust you are having a great time back home

Vie
x

Vick said...

I love it Sue, Carnations are my favourite flowers a very classy card, hugs, vick xxx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
I broke free yesterday on my crutches and went craft shopping, oh what good therapy LOL!
So comment for yesterdays card, I love it and have got my dies out today to copy.
Now todays card came and there's another set of stamps to put on my list (one of my fav flowers carnation) love everything about the card
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Planetsusie said...

Hi Sue - I love the lace effect of the dies you have used. They are really pretty - especially with the rose coloured paper behind them. Not too keen on the thick black lines of the stamp (not just this stamp, I tend to steer clear of any of these stamps) but I do love the way you have coloured the flowers - I can never colour with the pencils, no matter how hard I try and practise with them.

I do hope you are having a good time across the pond!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Ladock girl said...

Great card Sue, love the idea with the border inserts. Love Linda xxx

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
A very pretty and feminine card, love it, hugs Ann

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A very nice card. I love the idea of lots of borders one after the other with another colour underneath making it look like a very pretty backing paper!! A really lovely card layout. I will certainly use this layout myself. Thanks for your inspiration love Tres x x x

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, thank you for the flowers just what we needed for another miserable day. The stamp is gorgeous and love how you have created the lacy effect.
Hope the sun is shining on you but if it is please don't get too used to it we miss you here!
Have fun, hugs Christine H xx

Bosquie said...

Superb card. Lovely idea .XX

Cassieajh said...

Sue

I love the lacy effect with the edgeabilites & look forward to seeing the new stamps on Dawns show. x

nannapat said...

Beautiful insert lace effect and lovely colours. Pat x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I love this card!..The colours are very pretty and the lace insert looks great! I am going to give this a try..I love all the different ways you use all the dies to greater effect..Enjoy your time in USA...xxx

Claveh said...

This is lovely, I love the background and the flowers! xxx

Pearl said...

Wow these flowers are gorgeous!
Pearl x

AnneRD said...

Love the border of edgebilities on this card, the pink background makes the patterns stand out so well. Anne

gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue, the flowers and the lovely lacy effect you have given the card, just gorgeous

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, love this card. I love stamping but hopeless at colouring, although the stamps are defined enough to stamp on patterened paper and look good. Hope you and your Mum are having a great time together.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

jordiegirl said...

Love the card Sue - my favourite flowers are carnations.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue - Love this card. I never would have thought of using the edgeability dies like this & yet it looks stunning especially if you haven't got any actual lace. Really like the carnations too.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
you've done it again. I've got some edgeabilities but don't really know how to use them. Now I do! Beautiful card - again. And most welcome,cheers me up on this very rainy day

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A pleasant suprise to see flowers, really like this card, would not have thought to use the edgeability inserts this way, the effect is stunning. Love the stamp, soo detailed, will be watching Dawn's shows next week.
Have a great day.
Hugs June xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
I do hope you arrived safely in the USA and found your mum well.
I am sorry for being away so long, but after my reorganisation at home I have come down with a severe chest infection and it has really pulled me down. I have antibiotics off the doctor now so hopefully I will see a big improvement in a few days.
Your cards have been just glorious over the past week since I commented last. I am enamoured of the Monochromatic Lace Motifs of the 10th, so elegant, stylish and beautiful in every way.
Todays card is lovely and it is so nice to see you change it up again. I love to see your stamping brought back again. I remember spending hours watching your early shows on C&C with all the fabulous techniques for stamping and colouring. Those were the days!!
Hopefully I will be back more often now. Take care dear friend.
Hugs Linda x

Meg said...

So glad we are taking a break from Christmas cards.
Pretty lace effect with the edge dies.

connorsnan said...

I love how you have done the lacy effect with the edgebilities Sue the stamp and colouring make for a beautiful card yet again thanks for all your inspiration love Gillian x

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, Love the lace effect, I will have to try this out soon,take care vanessa xx

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue now this is a nice card love the flowers
hugs chris x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - Pleased you have put some stamping on this card and love the lace effect you created.
ValC

fame01 said...

sue love the card the stamping is brill ,thanks for inspiring me again as you do all the time .. sarah

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I have this set of edgeabilities and yet again you have come up with an idea for using them that hadn't occurred to me. It is a lovely effect and one that I will put to use. Thanks.
Sonia x

ang said...

lovely card nice to see some flowers angxxxx

Christine said...

A beautiful, understated card. I usually prefer embossing, dies and
ribbon etc on the cards, but the flowers on this are a lovely addition.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Anonymous said...

Love the combination of stamped images with the dies.

Grimsby Chris

Cornish Emma said...

Bonsoir Sue
A lovely card, the back ground is fab using the edgeability inserts, with the colour peaking through. Great carnation flower stamp, will have to keep a look out for that.
Emma

Christine Smith said...

Love this card, and love the stamp, I shall hav to look out for it :D Best Wishes Christine

Tracie Carmody said...

A pretty card indeed x

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, the lace effect with the edgeabilities looks great, the flower stamp adds to the feminine feel of the card. I've seen the new sets of stamps and they are to be another addition to my crafty stash. Hoping you are enjoying your time with your Mom, have a super time at the CHA,you deserved to be invited again to the Tim Holtz session prior to the show opening. Lol Lynne M x x x x
ps I haven't lost the plot with the puppies yet!!!!, they are definitely keeping me on my toes and don't leave much time for anything else. As soon as they stay still for a moment I will take a photo and email it to you.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful.

salem said...

wow card ,love that lace "!"!

magpie said...

Wowee! this is gorgeous Sue! Love how you've done the lace effect with edgebility's. I do love that the rose coloured card & love the carnation stamp! The card itself looks like a beautiful smooth white icing with decoration on a cake.... good enough to eat! Yum! Yum! Stunning Sue & hope you're having a great time with your mum xx Love Karen xx

Helen O said...

lovely card Sue, very peaceful and restful, thank you Helen O xxx

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Love the stamp on the card, lovely image, was just remembering the lovely clove fragrance they used to have...anyone want to invent lovely fragrant floral type inks to match flower stamps!

Love the card, messy bow and all!
Enjoy the rest of the day!
Lara xxx

Sue said...

Lovely stamp cant wait to see them on C&C hugss Sue xx

lydiawalker said...

beautiful xxx love that flower xx

lydiawalker said...

beautiful xxx love that flower xx

Margaret said...

This is really lovely personally I don't like rubber stamping but I may need to have a rethink!
Have a good day take care.
Margaret

Ayelet said...

Beautiful flowers and great card!

roma said...

Beautiful, as usual

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue! Its nice to see you stamping and colouring for a change. It was you who got me into stamping when you appeared on C&C with the three bathing beauties at the beach. I loved how your cards were always done with bright colours and super backing papers. I would record all the stamping shows and search for the American woman called Sue!!! Its all your fault that I am now addicted to rubber stamping and Spellbinders.

john said...

love this card
debbie pugh xx

snapdragon25 said...

Now this is a bit different. Love it as usual - another one to try out. Thanks. Hil xo

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Such a pretty card, I love it.
Looking forward to seeing the new stamp sets, the carnation is lovely. I'm still very fond of the botanical set I won on here though, and will use those first. This card will make me get my edgeabilities out - I'm pleased about that because I haven't used them very much yet. So thank you for that Sue,
Have a great weekend,
Sue x

sheila said...

Stamping, florals and spellbinders, can it get any better?

craftyvonnie said...

what a fresh and elegant card
you did it again sue
craftmadvonnie

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card, the lace effect is stunning! Love Sam xxx

Shazza said...

beautiful card x

Jane said...

Not a lover of the stamps, but the boarders look really affective.

Jane xx

Oksana said...

Stunning this card! Love the colouring and stamping!x

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Sue! I love this card! Carnations are one of my favorite flowers and this whole card just makes me smile all over!

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