Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Monochromatic Lace Motifs

Hi blog friends!  A monochrome card using some leftover pieces of decorative papers and a few other of my favourite products for today's card.  I started by picking a couple of papers (one from Graphic 45 and the other one was a music script paper, but I can't recall where it was from).  I matted both with milk card and black card and taped them to a larger milk card background piece. I added a black Vintage Lace border on one side.   I adhered strips of self adhesive paper to either side, peeled the backing paper to reveal the sticky adhesive.  I poured silver luna mica flakes over them for a glitzy edge.  I stamped my sentiment on milk card and cut it out with my Vintage Lace accent die.  While still in the die, I inked it with Black Soot distress ink lightly.   I cut two of the Vintage Lace Motifs in black card and nipped away the outer ring of the design, creating a smaller motif shape.  I mounted these diagonally and placed the sentiment die cut in the centre.  I added a double bow tied from offwhite silky crush ribbon with a fancy button centre. I added some pearl swirls to the upper and lower parts of the card.  I cut a wide border card and using the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue, I added a paved pearl edge to the card.  You can see a close up below of this technique as well as the mica flake border.  A lot of bling, I know, but I think it looks rather blingtastic!  What's your verdict?  All for now, Sue x

171 comments:

Pam said...

The blingtastic is fantastic. I love this card and it is a great way to use up leftovers. Well done, Sue

guffie said...

stunning card Sue love the monochrome look always looks sophisticated xxgail

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, a bit of bling to brighten the day, love it. I now have the mica flakes to try the borders, cosmic pva to try the dots, so get on with it girl. Hope all goes well at your moms. Take care and enjoy your stay.

Wilma

debs said...

Morning Sue another brillient card love the black and white and I see weve got the mica flakes I think they finish card off.
Take care Sue

Debs Artliff

Lucy said...

I'll have to check into mica chips. The effect is stunning.

auscrafts said...

the bling is fantastic love it

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Wow this is a card that when received some one would frame. Hope your flight was easy and uneventful.

Cheers

sued99 said...

I think...............fabulous once again.

Buttons said...

Loving that pave edge Sue! Hugs, Buttons x

melanie said...

Wow Wow Wow ,What a stunner, enjoy your stay at your Mums .Melanie

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue, really blingy today. Love it. Great border and fantastic bow as usual. Have a safe journney.

Karen R said...

I really like this one, especially the layout with the differenct papers and the Cosmix Shimmer pearls. It would be a very special card for a "best friend" xx

Heather said...

Good morning Sue I need to get some mica flakes because they look amazing ( might even use instead of micro beads) lol. The cards you make out of scrap are always fabulous you are such a talented lady. Have a great time at your Mom's
Hugs x

Carole Z said...

Fab card Sue, love the monochrome, Carole Z X

Felicie said...

This card is absolutely beautiful Sue.
Felicie

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone, great card. Mabex

Vick said...

Oh WOW, I absolutely adore this card sweetie, it is so classic and elegant looking, i simply love it, hugs Vick xx
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Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the mono chrome look and the bling, hope you have better weather than we have here its raining AGAIN.
Happy crafting
Tina x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Yes you have used a lot of bling but it does not look over the top.
Its a really lovely card, and a card is often for a celebration, what better way to celebrate than to bling it up!!!
Love it Sue have a good day, love Bren

Clai01 said...

I like it, i tried to imagine it by taking away the mica flakes border, it looks great with or without.

kimberley said...

I have to say I do like this one Sue.It may be rather blingy but i think it can take it,take care,x

Lin W said...

were do you get all your ideas from? Love it
xxx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Love the glitz.
Evis.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
A blooming "Blingtastic" card today.
Great way of using up bits. I have just put a card on my Blog that uses up "Bits" nothing as "Blingy" as this though.
patricia-summerhousecrafts.blogspot.com

Patricia xx

Mac Mable said...

Just love the techniques, colours and those mica flakes. A great way to start the day...just love it. safe journey...Beverley x

Lindsay said...

oooh, lovely and shiny! Have just gone and bought some cosmic shimmer since seeing your demos on C&C so I can try this technique!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
good morning. What a wonderful card. I hope your journey to the states is a pleasant one today. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Ladock girl said...

Good morning Sue, what a lovely card. I love the mica flakes they just seem to add the right amount of bling without being in your face. Have a good and safe journey today. Love Linda xxx

cebelica said...

Very elegant and very pretty. Beautiful!

Janice K said...

Morning Sue, you can never have enough bling!!!!

marg said...

Hello Sue
What a lot of Bling !
I like the Mica Flake border though, it really is lovely card Sue !
LoveMarg

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - v. OTT! I think its the bow that makes it just a tad too much for me. I have been meaning to ask you what do you put inside your cards? surely not just a hand written message when the front is so ornate? Do you have any good ideas for inserts that match or complement the front perhaps?..
Rgs
ClareW

Marion said...

yet again another stunning card Sue.safe journey.Marion

Victoria said...

I like the idea of having different blocks in the background - they create interest. As always, I like the dots surrounding the card.

Sandra F said...

Lovely card Sue

Jane in Spain said...

Love this card - you can never have too much bling!

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Wow what a lot to take in. Love the papers, and design. I am just getting to grips with using different papers together. This one i have to try. (hope you don't mind). Smashing graphic 45 papers. Into Boho Chic too.
Well can hear that choir again 10 out of 10 from me x
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Clare said...

Lovely card, love all the bling.

Clare x

Granny Ado said...

Amazing what can be created from scraps and leftovers. This card is proof. Brills.

fran said...

Morning Sue Wow another stunning card dont know where you get your insperation from hope you have a good visit to your mums

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

BLINGTASTIC never can have to much bling love it

nannapat said...

Hi Sue. A stunning card - I love all that bling. Hsve a good trip to CHA and enjoy your time with your mom. Pat x

Joesgrandma said...

Another lovely card Sue Thanks Happy Tuesday"!

Celina Dee said...

Love the card!! It's so up my lane LOL.
Can't wait to hear all about the CHA and have a nice time with your mom.
Waterford - Ire

Carolyn B said...

What a stunning card. You seem to get the 'bling' just right.
Carolyn B

Sonia Jones said...

Love this card. I do so love a bit of bling! Soniax

Erica said...

Hi Sue,
Great card; I love monochrome, so elegant.
Erica x

Joan Hill said...

Beautiful, really love it, thanks Sue for the inspiration, will have to give it a try x

HiggiSue said...

Absolutely blingtastic !! Love it. thanks again foe a super pot of inspiration. hugs Sue H xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
I must be the only one of your followers who thinks this card is too busy.
I like the concept but would prefer less bling. Each to their own I suppose.
Have a great trip.
Lydia
X

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card. xxxx

hotpotato said...

Another great idea.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the monochrome.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful, beautiful card, just love it. This card has all the elements that I like from your card samples, just amazingly beautiful. Lots of love from Patricia xx

HiggiSue said...

Hi Clare
I have found that taking a photo of an element on my card and importing into serif craft artist I can make an insert that compliments. message me if you need more info. sue.higgins@hotmail.co.uk
hugs Sue

nmty said...

Hi Sue
very blingy card today, some great tips to try, I think I may have to purchase the mica flakes, these would look great on xmas cards. Have a safe journey.

lv norma

zerena said...

Always like a bit of bling, and i would never of thought of putting the bow at the side, it ties in really well together. Zerena

angiec said...

i like all the bling on this one especially the border will have to look for that

Bosquie said...

I am such a sucker for ribbon. Beautiful card with exquisite embellishments.X

Marleine said...

Morning Sue. This is my type of card (lots of bling), JUST LOVE IT. Christmas card making - everything goes on, glitter, pearls ,bows and now you've given me ideas using mica flakes. Bye for now. X

lilygee said...

What a beutifully embellished card - love that border.
love lilygee
xxx

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, not a 100% sure about this card think its a bit too busy for me. Love the black and white idea though. Hugs xx

lindyloo12 said...

A really glitzy card and great for those extra bits of card/paper you have lying around.

Sue - said...

This is a lovely sparkly card!!

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue
I love all the elements. the layering and colouring. Just a tad too much bling for me on this card, sorry Sue! Anne x

sarah hyett said...

Wow Sue another fantastic card! I love it. The colours and sparkles are great.

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card in monochrome, love the layout, and the micro flakes border.
Janet

Sue Yorkshire said...

Am loving the blingtastic look

Have fun whilst you are away

Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I think you should have called this one 'Bring on the Bling!!' Just a little bit too much for me but remove some of it and I would love it. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol H said...

Definitely blingtastic!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I love the idea for using leftovers and adding the bling,and black and white is always classy, keep the ideas coming.
love Carole N xx

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, fab details, and great color combo. Hugs,moni

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Love the mica flakes.
Beverley W

Katy said...

Really pretty, love that silver strip, it's so sparkly! :)

Sandybee said...

Stunning card as usual Sue

xx Sandra

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love the bling, just what we need in this dull weather. Have a good trip.

Love Rosemarie xx.

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, Absolutely love this blingtastic card. The mica flakes are soo effective, I have some but not used them yet, you have inspired me to get working with them.
Have a safe and pleasant journey and enjoy the CHA and your stay with your Mum.
Hugs June xx

Jane said...

Amazing love the leftover idea never no what to do with mine have a large box full of them Lol

Jane xx

john said...

this card is fantastic i love the mica flakes, i will have to buy some now.
debbie pugh xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovin the "Bling" looks fabulous on this card. I have not tried the mica flakes but me thinks will have to have some I need them :-)

Enjoy your stay with your Mom and the CHA show

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous. Your creations never fail to impress.
From: Caroline

Heather said...

Stunning I adore black and white together thanks Sue!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, The card is lovely, & I love the pave edge, I will have to try this, take care vanessa xx

Rose in Chester said...

Absolutely gorgeous....... I'm now also doing the "faux pearls" and they are nearly as good as yours... but after all, I'm only the apprentice.
Thank you Sue, for all your ideas

Sarah said...

Stunning card Sue! I love the mica chips!

Sarah x

Delyth said...

when I see musical note paper I think of musical instruments, not any more, thanks for the idea Sue great card yet again :-) Delyth x

Christine Hussey said...

A stunning creation Sue. Love the monochrome. Hugs Christine H xx

Sue B said...

Morning Sue, Love the blingtastic card. Just made a card last night & put the mica flakes all round the edge, I really like them.
Thanks for showing us another super creation.
Sue B

Kate's Cards said...

Very, very pretty!!

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
I love the papers and layout but too much bling for me, i think i would either use the mica border or the pearl border but not together, but thats just me.
Emma

Lacelady said...

Love those mica flakes, Sue, a beautiful card.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A very nice card.It has quite a lot going on!! I love the look of the mica flakes. They are definitely something I want to have a go with. Very blingy!! Love tres x x x

sue said...

Morning Sue, I really love this card, I like the matting and layering and the dots around the outside of the card, great bow.
Hugs Sue M x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Beautiful card, love the micro flakes and your Vintage Lace dies make the card. Love Jean x

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue A very special card that is stunning as always.

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card, as always.
Sonia x

StephC said...

I love this card but then I was the lucky one who won it from your show!! It has pride of place in my office as I spend more time in here than anywhere else in the house!!

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Absolutely Gorgeous!!!
The random pearliness, sparkly mica flakiness...fantastic!
Papers, ribbon etc, simply gorgeous!

Have a great day!
Lara xxx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue a real stunner, I really must invest in some mica flakes

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Love this card and love the dies too. It may be a dull day but as my poinsettia dies have just arrived I am all smiles.
Margaret

"Talk to the Tail" said...

A beautiful beautiful card Sue Lots of zing and bling. Love it! ;0)

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Bling is good, Fantastic card.
Margaret L

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue, There are so many textures. Thanks for the inspiration. With Love & Light Theresa.H

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Good afternoon Sue - Hot here in Burgundy and I've been to the monthly market to gather goodies - ribbons and buttons etc. There may be a lot of bling but I think it looks fantastic.
Janet x

auntiesue said...

This card is Mica Magic. Yet another blingtastic masterpiece.

lesley said...

Hi sue this has a bit too much going on for me but I'm definitely going to try the border of mica flakes I bought them with the pick of the day but have only used them for flower centres so far !! Lol love lesley xx

lesley said...

Hi sue this has a bit too much going on for me but I'm definitely going to try the border of mica flakes I bought them with the pick of the day but have only used them for flower centres so far !! Lol love lesley xx

Pearl said...

Wow what a glitzy card!
Pearl x

Pinky said...

I'm all for bling!! Vicki x

lesley said...

Hi sue this has a bit too much going on for me but I'm definitely going to try the border of mica flakes I bought them with the pick of the day but have only used them for flower centres so far !! Lol love lesley xx

salem said...

like layers, color, lace always works for me "!"!"!

Lynn said...

In the words of Craig Revel Horwood - A Maz Ing !

Wonderful Sue, as usual.

Lynn

Evas Pyssel said...

It´s beautiful with only few colours and I relly admire your big wonderful bows.
Love Eva

Claveh said...

This is just lovely Sue, lovely. xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card took my breath away!! It is just my cup of tea! I really must invest in those mica flakes! Absolutely beautiful. Love Sam xxx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Super card love the monochrome look
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Craftychris said...

Fabby card! Love the bling a lot! xx

CraftyJo said...

Very Blingy indeed!

Meg said...

Homeward bound Sue? Have a great visit with your family.
Sorry this is another card that is too busy for my taste but love the mica fllakes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Just love the last few cards you have put on the blog. Been busy and this is the first time I've had chance to comment. Enjoy your stay with your Mom. B. W. Carolyn H. x

Barbara said...

It is the Versace of the card world. A card for someone very special or an anniversary, love it!!!

Carol said...

hi sue
second blog today first one has not gone.love the blask/w colour combo
also the lace dies if this is what you make with leftovers well it's great.I will have to get some mica flakes for my cards they look gorgeous.all your cards are so elegant. anyway have a good trip but don't forget to come back we all need your inspiration.

Love Carol xxx

liz spooner said...

Very nice card Sue and nothing wrong with a bit of bling. Liz S.x

Marianna Hammer said...

Absolutely beautiful

Linda said...

what a gorgeous card
hugs linda

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Hope your flight was good, and your Mom is well, enjoy your stay, take loads of pics at CHA for us to look at later, please.
Todays post is definitely 'blingtastic' I love all the different textures, great card, just keep them coming Sue.
Happy2craft

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love it. x

Planetsusie said...

This is a lovely card Sue - I think if I did a version I would narrow down the flakey border just a little bit. I still think the monochrome look is beautiful and the bow is great on the side.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Hope the journey wasn't too exhausting for you.

Phil D said...

Inspiring and lovely as usual Sue - good wishes as always

Phil D

June Nelson said...

This is absolutley fantastic love it hun xxxx

Marie said...

I love all the beading. Your style is incredible.

hugs,
Marie F

Rach83 said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Love all your bling and those mica flakes are so jazzy. I can't wait to have a play with mine.

Rachel x

Linda said...

Fabulous, loving those mica flakes and the colours work so well together loving the pearl dots around the card too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, I love Bling so love this card!!...enjoy your evening...xxx

baconbits said...

Hi Just what we all needed bling bling bling to brighten this dull day.
Another stunning card as usual.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Shazza said...

this is so beautiful, I love it x

Tracie Carmody said...

Blingtastic! Is all those white dots really cosmic shimmer, they look fantastic xx

sheila said...

Black, white and bling what more could a girl want. It is certainly blingtastic ( I really like that word).

Ayelet said...

Very fancy card :)
I love the lace motifs

magpie said...

Whoo hoo! It's definitely blingtastic Sue! Stunning! Everything is different but it all fits like a jigsaw. Love it, love it, love it!!! Hope you've had a good journey & have a lovely time with your mom. xx Love Karen xx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is stunning.

fame01 said...

wow so classy love it ,enjoy been with your mum , hug sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I love your blingtastic card (just what we need on such a dreary day), love the mica flakes.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Victoria said...

Not my kind of card and yet you make it my kind of card! Stunning!

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue what a stunning card love the monochrome look of it hugs chrisx

jennywren1947 said...

hi sue what a stunning card love the monochrome look of it hugs chrisx

BridgetCG said...

Lovely Sue, just shows you, you can put a mix together and come out with something stunning. Bx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic card love monochrome
and you do them so well.
Nancyd xx

Sue Parish said...

Oh Wow, I've got another new favourite! Fantastic Blingtastic - especially in close-up - it's a cocktail to gladden the old eyes!
Hope your journey was good and your Mom is well. Have a lovely time,
Sue x

Christine said...

A lovely card, although for me the components don't seem to merge together as well as on Sue's usual cards.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

all750n said...

I just love monochromatic cards, they look so sophisticated and this is a prime example!

Maggie said...

Just seen this card. Wow. What a lot of bling we've got, but it does work, of course. Makes a statement in a very sassy way. Well done. xx

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card Sue love the colour combo works very well
Take Care
Theresa x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue, this is, as you say, blingtastic and its also boogiliscious! With all that glittery depth anyone could be excused for starting to sing "Dont blame it on the sunshine, Don't blame it on the moonlight, Don't blame it in the good times, Blame it on the boogie!" Anyone would boogie on down at this disco!
Oh I'm really showing my age now aren't....LOL!!
Hope the journey was swift and comfy. Have a fab time and no drooling over the new stash at CHA. Wish I was there with you! Enjoy dear lady. Hugs Linda xx

Ardilla said...

This is so elegant!!! LOVE IT!

Rufus said...

Elegant bling! Subtle till you really look and then pow! Classy and classic,
R/

CathyinMN said...

That's a lot of bling, and yet it is not overkill. Very nicely done! Lovely card.

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card sue

Vie Carter said...

Sue

you never stop amazing me - how lovely this card is

Vie
x

Findtime2craft said...

I need to give this pearl paved edge a try how cool it looks....hugs wendy

SerenePolly said...

Great to see someone else likes some bling! This is really eye catching Sue and I am going to base a birthday card for a good friend on this inspiration - she is also not averse to bling!


Hope to see you back on our screens soon.

Christine

SerenePolly said...

Great to see someone else likes some bling! This is really eye catching Sue and I am going to base a birthday card for a good friend on this inspiration - she is also not averse to bling!


Hope to see you back on our screens soon.

Christine

Helen O said...

Wow Sue definately Blingtastic, I love it, this is a True Sue card, thank you Helen O xxx

jordiegirl said...

Blingdelicious Sue! Sorry didn't have time to check this out yesterday.

Su said...

Bling-king beautiful - lol!

Su (Soop) x

lritchie said...

Sue absolutely gorgeous - as always

SUZYD said...

FABULOUS CARD,LOVE THE BLING.
SUZYD X

lorraine (classylady) said...

Stunning card sue, I have just made a coffee and cream card from the waste baking sheet diecuts used when cutting out your lace set, and a baking sheet butterfly. Looks great instead of all being thrown away.
regards
lorraine - scotland
xx

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, love love the bling, I have the flakes and now must give the borders a try. Lol Lynne M

craftyvonnie said...

luv the faux pearl idea
craftmadvonnie

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello, This is an amazing card Sue! I love monochromatic...and you always deliver the perfect goods! I'm excited to re-create this pretty card , I am still having a hard time with my bow making techniques. Thank you so much for another beautiful card. I really need to get my hands on those Mica flakes, they are blingtastic!!! Bye and take care always xxx
Lots of love, Aggie O.