Saturday, 7 July 2012

A Waterfall Of Snowflakes

Hello my crafty friends!  I was having a play a couple of weeks ago, for no particular reason, and this is one of the cards that I came up with.  I started with a piece of white card that was 6" x 8" in size.  I covered the entire sheet with a piece of our sticky adhesive sheets.  I cut a bunch of strips of white card that were wider at one end and tapering down quite a bit thinner on the other end.  I just eyeballed them, rather than measuring them (too much fuss for me).  I peeled off the backing sheet and arranged my strips so they were all radiating from the same spot near the bottom right corner, leaving gaps between them.  In those gaps, I poured my micro beads on to fill in the spaces and give my background some texture and a slightly different shade to them too.  I stamped my sentiment with a clear perfect medium pad and embossed it with silver powder.  Using the snowflake pendant die, I offset the sentiment in the die and cut it.  I used Tumbled glass to ink through the die, keeping it heaviest on the sentiment side of the die.  I mounted it on foam pieces in the upper corner.  I picked a selection of other small snowflakes and cut them either out of white card or white glitter card for a bit of glitz.  I arranged them on the card in a sort of waterfall form coming off of my main snowflake.  I added some pearls to the centres (natural coloured even though they look a little bit silver in the pic).  I pierced the edges of the card to finish off my card.  A little bit different, but I like the way it turned out myself. 
 I am hoping to interject a few more never before seen cards in my blog in the next several weeks.  My next show dates are not until August 24th and I have to keep those cards a secret until closer to the time.  I am heading over to CHA (Craft and Hobby Association trade show) in mid July so I will take loads of piccies of that for you.  I have been invited again to the before show hours special event by Ranger where Tim Holtz and their other designers do demos and introduce their new products.  I am very excited about that and promise to post pictures for you.   All for now, Sue x


157 comments:

auscrafts said...

stunning card today Sue ,enjoy your time with your mum and cha ,but don’t stay away too long. August is a long time to wait for you next shows on our tv

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, where oh where do you get your ideas. This sounds so easy to make and I look forward to giving it a try, but don't expect it to look as amazing as yours. Enjoy your trip home and enjoy your time with mom and get loads of ideas at CHA.

Wilma

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
I have been away for 5 days and Boy! have I missed my Morning Fix!!!!
Checked over what I have missed and loved them all.
My! what a Fab! idea for today`s card I really like that, must give it a go. Again a concept that could be used for lots of occasions.
Have a Great Weekend.

Patricia

franzesjoi said...

beautiful card sue!!! as always :) very elegant!!!

Jan.moogie said...

Amazing, stunning, gorgeous card Sue. I wish I had just a little bit of your flair and inspiration, as it is I will have to use yours, hope you don't mind? x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

What a lovely card, I love the effect of the micro beads, and I love the snowflakes. Love Jean x

Vick said...

Aww this card is lovely,subtle and classy
HUgs Vick xx

lestim said...

Hi Sue, such an amazing card, the sun ray design is FABULOUS. Have a good trip, best wishes, Lesley x

Anneecan said...

Morning Sue. I am continually amazed at the stunning designs you come up with.this one being no exception.

Lindsay said...

This is so nice and classy. One of those cards that people don't even realise you have actually made without you explaining how!

Pam said...

Hi Sue, love the card, look so wintery and crisp. The snowflake die is so pretty and I like your idea about the radiating rays. Enjoy your time in the USA,

CraftyAnn said...

Just love this card, the background is amazing and is certainly one to try. Cannot wait for your shows in August, I hope you will be using some of the CHA designs. I've ordered 6 already and cannot wait for them to arrive in August, they are all simply stunning.
Take Care

melanie said...

This is one stunning card you amaze me with all your concepts >melanie

Karen said...

This is stunning. What a great idea to use the micro beads like this xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what another great idea for the micro beads it gives a great effect. Have a lovely time back in the states with your mum. Will look forward to your August shows which are on my daughters birthday, it might mean I will have to treat myself!!

All the best Edwina

Celina Dee said...

WOW!!
What an clever and amazing way to do the background and a very very clever way of doing the background.
Love the way you laid out the snowflakes as well.
Waterford - Ireland

Anonymous said...

Yes I like it! Simple yet effective and a bit different I think.
Thx
Clare W

kimberley said...

Very pretty sue-another amazing design.Enjoy the states-i loved my time in chicago but have never been to the Cha,take care, Kim.

Oksana said...

Hi Sue! What a different type of card! Still like the soft colouring and those snowflakes are lovely!x

Jan said...

Morning Sue, simple and elegant captures the snowflakes well, happy crafting,

Clai01 said...

Lovely card as always, what a great idea, Enjoy CHA!

Joesgrandma said...

Seems there is a need in me to give things as title! Snowflakes in Sun Rays! Oops! Ok I love this card and would hope to emulate this design ! Very pleasing eye candy! Thanks Sue.

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Amazing background, a really lovely card, looking forward to seeing the unseen cards, just love your ideas and inspiration. Have a good day all.
Happy2craft

Marleine said...

Morning Sue.
Very pretty card. Must rush off to Newbury. X

marg said...

Hello Sue
I thought Winter Sunrise ! Loved the idea of the background and the lovely Snowflakes very Wintry Sue
Have a safe trip too !
LoveMarg

Sandra Butcher said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card loved it Have a great time with your mum can't wait for august, bring back loads of new things for us luv sandra

Marianna Hammer said...

I do like the white cards, very elegant :-)

Debby Berry said...

Oh la la. I think this is very cha cha. Love it.

Safe travels

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
really fabulous card today. Wonderful idea the sun rays.
I hope you have a great time visiting with your Mum. Enjoy your visit to CHA too. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sonia Jones said...

What a gorgeous card. It's really elegant. I love it. Soniax

barbiepinkfairy said...

Classy again Sue, love this one! Have a fantastic trip, don't work too hard and enjoy the time with your Mum! Looking forward to you being back on our screens!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue -we have a beautidul sunny morning again in Burgundy - again you have made a very simple but elegant card and I love it.
Janet x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fantastic card today love the concept and one I will have to try. It looks so simple but I bet its not.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. You've done it again Sue. I really love this card. One of my all time faves. The micro beads look great and the falling snowflakes are really pretty. Enjoy your time away.

Ladock girl said...

This card is truly beautiful Sue. Love Linda xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue what an amazing card i love the radiating strips interspersed with the micro beads.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! Wow! Just love it!
It is stunning....every element!!
Look forward to your future cards
Have a great day and a great time at the CHA!
Congratulations to all yesterdays winners!
Lara xxx

Heather said...

This is lovely Sue it is amazing what comes from just 'playing' with stash!
Have a safe journey!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Lovely card, love the way you have done the stripey effect, don't know how you did that, don't think I could !!!! it looks brilliant. Love how you have the small snowflakes falling off the larger snowflake, beautiful. I, personally, think it lacks something, maybe a 'bow' ha ha. Beautiful card. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Janice K said...

What a great discovery from playing! Love the shaded look achieved from the rays. Another 'must try' idea, thanks for all the inspiration Sue. x

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Sue, I LOVE this idea how inventve. Will definitely be having a go with this. Looking forward to seeing you on tv in August - which seems ages away.
Elizabeth x

Heather said...

Good morning Sue what a fabulous way to start the day, and such an ingenious way to use the micro beads. I will certainly be trying this technique thanks for sharing. Its great that you have been invited to the CHA special event, looking forward to the photos.
Hugs x

Lucy said...

Snowflakes, microbeads, radiating stripes, a little shading, a sweet sentiment, paper piercing, pearly bling -- it's got everything but a bow, which would have been too much and would have hidden all the lovely elements. Perfection, I'd say. Enjoy CHA. I hope their air conditioning works!

evis said...

Hi Sue.

Love the simple but so elegant card, even I could make it. Will certainly be on my list ' to make ' when I get back from holiday. Again have a lovely time with your Mother and give her all our love.

Evis.

HiggiSue said...

What a lovely card , I just love the radial effect. Yesterday I played with my micro beads for the first time and yes I am hooked!
Have a fabulous time at. CHA.
Hugs Sue H.

Tracie Carmody said...

stunning card Sue xx

Sandybee said...

Stunning as always Sue.


Sandra xx

nattyboots said...

Yet Another FAB Card Sue i love everything about it ,

Enjoy your time at CHA and try to get some rest time with your Mom.

Elaine H X

Jane in Spain said...

Very elegant and my kind of Christmassy!

Findtime2craft said...

Love the sunrise effect with this card
hugs.....wendy

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Todays card is geougeous, if tha the result get when playing around keep playing I say. Have a great trip and enjoy your time at CHA
Love Bren

BridgetCG said...

Wow Sue you have done it again, this card is fabulous. If I am able to get these dies before Christmas,I may just use the idea for special cards. Bx

guffie said...

this card is beautiful Sue what a stunner so simple looking but what a wow factor definately going to have a go at this one, i love the ideas you come up with you are such a talented lady ... thank you for sharing all your ideas xx gail

joy said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card . Hope you have a good time back at your mums. The cha show well you are lucky cant wait for the pics.
joyce.e

Wendy L said...

I love white on white and this gorgeous. xxx

Victoria said...

Now that's a very clever idea Sue. I don't know how you manage to come up with these fantastic creations. A beautiful card.

Julia Watts said...

What a great idea! You are so clever. Love, Julia xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I love this card very classy, a must try, it has finally stopped raining here for now and sun trying to get out, so crafting will have to wait as the garden needs some work, can't wait to see you have for us in August.
Love Tina x

Lacelady said...

The sunburst effect is inspired, I love it.
Can't think why you have to keep new dies a secret, I've seen two advertised already for advanced orders.

debs said...

Morning Sue What can I say a Bouth this Card It's stunning I love white on white it is so elegent looking forward to having a go. Hope you enjoy your self when you og away but hurry back as were going to miss you.

Take care Sue

Debs Artliff

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, I love the background.

Clare x

Hellma said...

Another stunning winter card Sue, gives me the impression of the snow covered ground and the sun shining love when that happens.

nannapat said...

What a great idea for a card Sue. It looks absolutely stunning and yet sounds achievable even for me! One good thing about not being on TV till August is that it gives us followers time to save our pennies for the 'must haves' you will be showing. Pat x

sue said...

Morning Sue, favulous card today simple but classy. Have a great time in America.
Hugs Sue M x

Joan Hill said...

Very stylish card Sue, has given me ideas, so thank you. Agree with the previous comment, your next show in August will give me time too to save up for the next big spend. Enjoy the CHA show x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A very clever idea!! The sunburst is great! especially with the micro beads. I love how you have cascaded the rest of the snowflakes down the card. Cant wait your next new show on cc. Lots of love Tres x x x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, This is a beautiful card, soo clean and crisp. the background is stunning, could not be without my micro beads. Love the simplicity, will have to practice the background technique.
Have a lovely time with your Mum and enjoy the CHA special event, yiu deserve it.
Have a good weekend everyone.
Hugs June xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
grief your eyeballs are good. T think i would have to measure that. But a grand result. Think this might look good with beads on but would use a lot.um Loving your flower displays.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue this card is beautiful I love the background that you created. Stunning. I am so jealous of you going to see all the new stuff must be fabulous to see all the new goodies

Congratulations to all yesterdays winners

Sue xx

hazel said...

Morning Sue stunning card. Can't wait to see the CHA pictures and of course your show in august seems so far away but i'm sure it will some be here xx hazel

Ali W said...

I have at long last got some micro beads, will have to have a go at this idea, it looks fab. Off to the States again, I don't know how you keep up with all this jet setting, I'd be shattered! Have a wonderful time at CHA and bring us some unusual new stuff back. Take care Alison :)

Jane said...

How Beautiful simplicity at it best.
Have a nice time with your Mum, can't wait for the show and your return.

Jane xx

lindyloo12 said...

What a beautiful card, and the micro beads look fab, you are so clever Sue.

Seafield Jo said...

Wow, this is so beautiful and elegant Sue.

Jo x

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card and really so simple. I did a similar effect some time ago with masking and inking, this sounds much easier and I imagine you could use any colour card for it. Have a good weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx.

Kate's Cards said...

Now I know I swore off commenting on anything dedicated to the "C" word, but I just could not help myself. This is a truelly beautiful card and I will probably use the idea for the bulk of my "C" cards. Thanks!
Kate
xx
PS So jealous about the CHA! Please find us lots of new goodies to play with. Have a good flight!!

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, I love this card its stunning.
Emma

Carole Z said...

Absolutely beautiful card Sue, stunning! Enjoy your trip, more time with Tim, you lucky thing! Carole Z X

Anthea said...

What a fab idea for the background....love it. Please keep your Christmas card ideas coming as im trying to be organised this year :)Hugs xx

Debbie Tinks said...

NICE CARD SUE

AnneRD said...

What a lovely effect you have achieved with the rays. Gorgeous card. Anne

Carol said...

hi sue
well what can I say? this card is a stunner.love the design of it I don't
how your mind works to keep coming up with such stunning cards.love the way you have used the micro beads.also the shape of the strips looks like the snow flakes are coming away from the sun.cannot wait to see what you have come up with for the August shows have a great time at your mums.

Love Carol xxx

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

this is a lovely card but it doesnt work 4 me im afraid

nancyd said...

H Sue, A stunning card just love it
very classy will be using this as some
of my Christmas cards know you don't
mind when we use your ideas.
Have a great time at your mum's tell
her we all think about her and
send good wishes, also enjoy the CHA can't wai to seeall the new
products.
Nancyd xx

Meg said...

This one I like very much.
It would work with a cascade of flowers too.
Enjoy your trip.

Claveh said...

Beautiful Sue, simply beautiful! Thanks. xxx

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
What an amazing card, l love this idea and will have to have a go. Have a wonderful trip, and time with your Mum, we will miss seeing you on c&c, but looking forward to your return in August and all the new goodies. Hugs Ann

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue this card is amazing I love it.It is so different, where oh where do you get these ideas from?Hope you have a lovely time with your mum and that she is well.You will be missed not seeing you until 24th August but I shall think of it as an early birthday pressie as my birthday is the next day!

Lesley said...

Lovely card Sue. So elegant and classy! x

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card so classy, love the micro bead effect.
Margaret L

Christine Hussey said...

I do like this card Sue and the sun rays background is brilliant. Another idea to add to my arsenal if you don't mind :). Enjoy your time with your Mum and can't wait to see the pics from CHA.
Hugs Christine H xx

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue really love todays card, so now my micro beads have arrived I will be able to give it a go. Enjoy America

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Love this Sue It's like snowflakes gently falling from a winter sky. Brilliant idea. Have a ball at CHA and I'm really looking forward to seeing your photos.
Love and best wishes to Mom too x :0)

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning, elegant card. I really do like the "sunburst" effect with the strips of card. The micro beads are a great idea for the texture as you said. I might just have to give this a go. Enjoy the States.

Sue, Birmingham said...

So pretty, it's just like the first little flutter of snowflakes that I still love to see! Sue x

Gay New Malden said...

So so pretty Sue. I shall give this one a try. Safe journey to the States Sue xx
Love

Gay xx

Victoria said...

Gorgeous! Do have a "play around" more often if you come up with inventive and stunning cards like this!

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
More fun with micro beads! The sunray effect reminds me of the gate into the front garden of our house in Kent when I was very young!
August seems an age away - but will give me time to save up for the irresitable goodies I'm sure you will bring with you!
Have a lovely time at the show, it sounds wonderful and I'm looking forward to seeing the photo's,
Sue x

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Absolute beaut of a card. I'm getting to my craftroom easier now on my crutches so time to play and this is a must for todays challenge LOL!
Thank You
Congrats to all winners
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is definitely one of my favourite cards to date I really love it - and not a bow in sight lol.
Best wishes
Beverley W

salem said...

woooow card, love all, enjoy your trip,lucky you"!"! think of us in soggy england lol

salem said...

woooow card, love all, enjoy your trip,lucky you"!"! think of us in soggy england lol

aggieosborne1104 said...

Absolutely stunning! The simplicity of the card makes it classy and sophisticated. Hope you have a lovely time in the States. Love to your family, come back safely!
Aggie xxx

Mac Mable said...

What a good idea and brought a smile to my face. Long time before we'll see you on TV..enjoy your trip away, safe home x Beverley

Sue - said...

Stunning again! Have a good time in USA and bring back lots of goodies for us!

Rose in Chester said...

You've done it again, Sue. Tis one is a real WOW card - your family must LOVE YOU - they'll be getting stunning cards all the time from you.
Have fun at the CHA - safe journey back to this green (and wet) isle

Bosquie said...

What a superb way of using the beads. Stunning.XX

brenda said...

Sue, I absolutely love this card. I have these dies and will definitely be giving the waterfall effect a try. Have a great time at the show x

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, love love love this card, my favourite white on white. Have a great time with your Mom and at the CHA. I'm having some me time away from the puppies doing what I like best Crafting. Lol Lynne M

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card, enjoy your time in the States, looking forward to your shows in August. take care vanessa xx

snapdragon25 said...

Simply Beautiful. This one will possibly be my Christmas Card design. Thanks. Hil :-)

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Stunning card such a simple design and has all the wow factor. love it.
Have a wonderful time at the CHA enjoy seeing your Mom and don't forget plenty of pics would be lovely.

Take good care
Luv n hugs Annx without an "e"

Roma said...

Stunning!!, have a nice break, you deserve it.

Sue B said...

Beautiful card Sue have a great CHA
Sue B

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - only you could have turned sunrays into a sparkly Christmas card! It's beautiful - obviously you need to play around more often! Enjoy the time with your Mom and wow them (as always!) at CHA. Travel safely. Kathy x

Planetsusie said...

What a wonderful result after a play around! I love the clean lines of this card Sue and the microbeads are just yummy!

Hope you have a lovely time at the CHA and give our love to your mum.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Anonymous said...

Ireally like this card so clean and crisp.
Grimsby Chris

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue u could make a batch of these fast and people would think ud taken ages 2 do them
hugs x

jennywren1947 said...

lovely card sue u could make a batch of these fast and people would think ud taken ages 2 do them
hugs x

Sue said...

Stunning!!! as usual hugss Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, beautiful.

connorsnan said...

What an amazing card Sue so simple but classy - elegant - beautiful I will certainly be having a try at this one love Gillian x

Anonymous said...

Crisp clean and elegant - Love it. Have a great trip to CHA and of course your Mums.
x ValC

CathyinMN said...

Love this card and what you did with the micro beads!

Vie Carter said...

such a really beautiful card

crisp and very very elegant

love it

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Really different card! I love it. Looking forward to all the CHA photos. With Love & Light Theresa.H

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A very different sort of card, and I love it, great with the all white with just a touch of blue,
Janet

hotpotato said...

Me too looking forward to see your CHA pics.

jordiegirl said...

Lovely idea Sue - very different.

mags said...

Really loving this card Sue. The background looks lovely done in the white card and micro beads. Great idea which could be adapted for any occasion by swapping snowflakes for flowers. Enjoy your time with your Mum and at CHA.
Mags
x

Dawn said...

Another beautiful card, the beads are great fun. I don't know where you find the time to make them let alone post them all on your blog, that's not a complaint I'm just envious of your time management! Oh no, we have to wait till the end of August for our next Sue fix, that's not good :( Dawn x

Lorraine said...

wow another stunning sue i really love the pure elegance of this xx

lesley said...

i love your cards i dont think theres a card that i havent liked and i just wish that i had a tenth of your ideas keep bringing us your wonderful cards love lesley xx

sheila said...

Stunning card. If this is what happens when you have a little play, anc I come and Play with you?

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, how different is this card. Would love to be inside your mind and see all the different ideas you have there, but would be tempted to steal them and sell them on for MILLIONS of pounds (more dies/goodies I think)

safe journey and loads of good wishes to your mum..

regards
lorraine - scotland

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card
I like the way it turned out too.
Theresa x

Linda said...

WOW Sue this is stunning, lovely layout and stunning snowflakes.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Ayelet said...

Beautiful, elegant and delicate card.
Enjoy your time with your mom :)

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it!!!
Will have to be very patient till august, its so far away but we can all save our pennies for whatever you are bringing us next.

Phil D said...

WOW That's a stunning card - marvellous construction and arrangement
Phil D

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, The effect on the background is stunning, yet so simple. Have a great time at the show. Hugs, Carol S.xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue! This is so different to your bows & things but "Wow" it's gorgeous! It sounds so simple to make & it's so effective! Stunning! I bet this would look lovely too with flowers & twirly glittery things...Looking forward to seeing the cards you have ready on the sidelines....& to seeing you again on our screens! xx Love Karen xx

Carol H said...

Lovely design, very elegant.

Dawn Louise said...

Fabulous, I'd never have thought to split the design with stripes before adding the beads.it's all perfect and stunning x

Vivi Morais said...

Simply Beautiful!!!
Congrats!!!

Rufus said...

Gorgeous! So envious of getting to go to the Ranger event...Enjoy!
R/

Glass Daisy said...

Wow Sue,
Oh my.........I love it.
Sonia x

Clarissa said...

Totally stunning.
Clarissa X

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue - this card is a complete stunner! I will try to do something similar! Luv Sam xxx

Helen O said...

Wow Sue, you never cease to amaze me, you are so creative and although you have your signature card, you bring something new everyday. I love this its so original and different, thank you Helen O xxx

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as usual
Love
Sue XXX

Shazza said...

amazing card x

Buttons said...

Such a clever use of the micro beads Sue. Hugs, Buttons x

Su said...

Simple idea... stunning card!

Su (Soop) x

Lynne M said...

Hi Sue, fab fab fab card, love white on white and this design looks like sun rays coming out of the corner. Lol Lynne M

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