Friday, 10 August 2012

Simply Fabulous

Hi blog friends!  Wasn't it just glorious yesterday!  I looked at blue skies all day long.  Today it's a gala event on the blog, well that's the name of the stamp plate I've used at least!  I finally had a chance to play with this set recently and I am in love with it!  These gorgeous ball gowns are very detailed so I decided to do some paper piecing on them rather than trying to colour in the lines (a good choice given my bad eyesight too! LOL)    The paper I picked for the gown actually has a tone on tone green polka dot on it, you can barely see the design except on the dress bodice, but it matched my background paper nicely.  I have had this paper for awhile and haven't a clue where it came from but I liked it and thought I would finally use it for this card.  Basically if you have never done any paper piecing, you need to stamp your image on a neutral card stock (I used milk) and then restamp it on whatever decorative paper or card you want to use.  Something like this ball gown is perfect for this technique as all you need to do then is cut the dress portion of your stamp out of the decorative paper and glue it on top of the image on your neutral card.  You will probably want to do any colouring before you glue though as it is easier that way.  I coloured the exposed parts of the mannequin before gluing.  I then cut the entire image out with an oval nestability.  I matted it with a larger oval nestie in green.  On the top of the ovals I added a fleur de lis element.  I made a rose from the background paper and then added a few more flowers made from the Bitty Blossoms set.  For the sentiment, I used one of the phrases from the set but it was together so I covered one of the words each time with a piece of tape so that I could stamp each word without the other.  Then I cut them out individually with a fancy tag die.  I centred each word towards one end of the tag, then nipped off the other end so I could mount them both so they were coming from under my flowers.  I added a strip of our black duchess lace and a few black rhinestone swirls for a bit of bling. I tied a double bow out of black silky crush ribbon and added it to the side.   I matted the card in black and pierced the edges to finish off my gala event creation.  Don't you just love that girlie dress!  All for now, Sue x

166 comments:

Debby Berry said...

Fabulous is absolutely the best description. Fantastic card , Sue.

Pam said...

Beautiful feminine card, love the flowers in the matching paper.

debs said...

Morning Sue what a stunning card its elegant and the colours are great. I'm not a stamper but I'm getting there is just the colouring that gets me. I tuck your advice to stamp on paterned papers.
Take Care Sue

Debs Artliff

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue just as the sentiment says 'simply fabulous'

Edwina

barbiepinkfairy said...

Love this one. Have recently purchased these stamps so must have a go!!

kimberley said...

Another female card Sue? Yes it is very pretty but where are the male cards?I understand it may not be your forte but could you please give it a try especially with a nautical or beach theme- I really would appreciate your advice. I hope you can help,take care,x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue what a glorious card.x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue as the title says "simply fabulous" you have done it again another Sue creation which leaves me gasping. Thanks for making me fall in love with die cutting.

Wilma

jacqui said...

A lovely card Sue.

melanie said...

Stunning card,I got those stamps have done one card with them for my sister-in-law here my link
http://melaniesproductions.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/gina-card.html.Melanie

Beth Peake said...

WHAT CAN I SAY BUT 'SIMPLY FABULOUS'

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yes it is 'Simply Fabulous' love the backing paper. I was sat there last night, stamping and colouring the exact same image, love the stamp set. Hope you can show us some more samples.
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

Wendy L said...

Lovely card, looks so elegant. xxxxx

cebelica said...

I'm going to quote you - this really is "simply fabulous". And I just love how you used those fancy tags. I've have that set for ages and it never accured to me to use them that way. Thanks for the idea. Hugs! xx

auscrafts said...

absolutely gorgeous ,stunning card wonderful colours

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, and the paper piecing really works well. Bx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - nice but not a fav for me. What set is the Fleur de lis die from? or is it a new one perhaps?....
Rgs
Clare W

baconbits said...

Morning Sue,

Well as the title says "Simple Fabulous" what an amazing card and using some of the basic dies. This is such a feminine sophisticated and elegant card.
I will miss your blog for the next two weeks as off to Florida tomorrow.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

nannapat said...

How elegant and feminine this card is. Think I may give this a go for teenage granddaughter's birthday. Pat x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A fantastic card, it's so pretty. I love the gown and the background paper complements the paper you used for the gown, also using background paper for a couple of flowers too, ties the whole card together. It is such a pretty, girly card, I love it. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue from a beautiful day here in Burgundy - your title says it all - Every component highlights and brings each other together (if you know what I mean)
Off to market today to try and find more bits and pieces - I was very lucky last weekend finding some beautiful old black French buttons.
Janet x

dutchess said...

what a beautiful dress image! and I love the paper piecing ...I end up doing it as I am not so good at the colouring..this is glorous Sue...hope we have the same good weather for the weekend! take care Margaret MP

shampylou30 said...

another stunning card love these stamps sue xxxx

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

A truly elegant card. X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
The sentiment sums it up beautifully.
Love the paper piecing not done it myself I usually colour but will give this a go for a change.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Clare said...

Lovely card Sue, love that dress stamp.

Clare x

Jane in Spain said...

Lovely lovely elegant card!

Joesgrandma said...

Fab Card Sue. Does what it says on the front.Love it!

Jan said...

The picture tells the story great card!

Maryann said...

The headline just say all there is to say about this card here, cause it is just absolutely FABULOUS. I love it.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. "simply fabulous" card. I've never tried paper piecing but it really looks effective. Thats todays goal in amongst watching the fantastic Olympic games.

Elaine said...

What a super dress form stamp and a beautiful card Sue , love those fab flowers Hugs Elaine W

sarah hyett said...

A really wonderful card! Love the detail of the stamp and love all the colours and patterns of the papers and dies you have used.

Celina Dee said...

Moning Sue,
I have these stamps and I was wondering where to go with them. Thanks for the inspiration xxx
Waterford

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, All we need now is a sweeping staircase and we are well away. What a lovely card, so elegant. A bit too hot for me, but shouldn't complain really, but what would we British talk about if it was not the weather!!! Have a great weekend.


Love Rosemarie xx

nattyboots said...

WOW what a sunning card ,love the background paper with the flower too ,
I really must start stamping again.

Take Care
Elaine H X

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Just so elegant.
Evis

Kathy said...

Hi Sue - you got it in one today! - Simply Fabulous!! Though if I'm honest the background is a bit busy for me. TY for the ideas though. Kathy x

Sandra F said...

It's gorgeous Sue.

hazel said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the stamped image and the background design xx hazel

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Well, 'Simply Fabulous' says it all really. I love it.

Erica x

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a stunning card ,you are so talented.
Marion

Julia Watts said...

Gorgeous card. Love that stamp set. Julia xxx

Janice K said...

Wow! A beautiful card for an extra special birthday - gorgeous stamp!! x

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card Sue, really love the dress stamp

marg said...

Hellos Sue
I love all the Ovals and the Fleur de Lys beautiful card...I'm fortunate when its sunny, the Balloon Festival is on, and I can watch from my garden( when the wind steers them my way) that's beautiful too!
loveMarg

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, The sentiment says it all simply fabulous. The stamp is gorgeous, must have it.
Love the colours, the papers and the flowers, stunning and elegant.
Hope the weather holds for the weekend.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

Moni said...

Fab card, love the color combo and the dress is awesome. Hugs,Moni

Heather said...

Hi Sue

This is such a beautiful and feminine card and would suit, I think, all ages.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card for a beautiful day. Love the stamp will have to get my hands on this set. Off to make an anniversary card for my husband and clean some carpets! Hugs xx

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue Your title for your card says it all.So very feminine.

guffie said...

what a lovely card the dress stamp is beautiful, and like you say so detailed xx gail

annemarks said...

Lovely card, gorgeous colours and fab layout :)

angiec said...

wow wow wow as the label says simply fabulous

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I am not a stamper but have some decoupage that would fit, another great card.
Happy crafting
Tina x

Carolyn B said...

This is such a 'classy' card.
Carolyn B x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Yes this card is "SIMPLY FABULOUS" Love everythihg about it, I must get those bitty blossom dies!!!
Love Bren

Kate's Cards said...

Fab!!!

sue said...

Morning Sue, this card today is stunning, I love it. The colours and the flowers and those pretty little tags - Fab.
Hugs Sue M x

martine said...

Hi sue what a beautiful card its so pretty this card has got the wow factor xxx
all the best martine xxx

Lin W said...

Fab card,the rose looks super, mine never look that good,must play more with flower making

HiggiSue said...

Fabulous card although not my style preference. Gosh Sue your explanation is also a work of aerial ! Lol :-)

Hugs Sue H x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I think the sentiment describes this card perfectly. Simply Fabulous. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Maggie said...

Good morning. This is lovely. Very girlie and pretty. Green is such a restful colour for a card and very luxurious. xx

Cumbrianlass said...

Wow Sue, I am lost for words, it is absolutely stunning.
Janet

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, This is a fabulous card,very elegant!! I love the idea of paper piecing as I'm not very good at colouring depth, light, shading etc. I will definitely be using this idea..:)Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great day..love Carole..xx

Ladock girl said...

Lovely feminine card today Sue, the dress is amazing. Love Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, What a stunning card. This one is going straight on my inspiration wall. It looks so rich / regal. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Sue - said...
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Sue - said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Had to delete my first comment as spelling was atrocious!

SusanP, Kent said...

Good, Glorious Morning Sue!

Sumptuous is definitely the word for this card. I love it!
I may have to invest in this stamp set. Perfect for paper-piecing.
All the Best,
Sue

Marianna Hammer said...

This is very pretty and different from what you usually do. You usually have unicolored papers, or just a hint of pattern. This is a lot more patterened than we are used to see, but it works. And yhour bows make any card a luxury :)

hotpotato said...

what a lovely stylish card.

Cornish Emma said...

Simply stunning, what a lovely dress and card layout. Lovely
Emma

gsd68 said...

Really loved the card, black and tones of gray is so elegant and timeless. What is the background paper?

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is just such a beautiful, gorgeous, elegant card!! It is so so pretty!! I love everything about this card!! Beautiful stamps, beautiful paper, beautiful everything!! I have my step-daughters 16th birthday card to make and have just bought this exact stamp set to make her a card with. She is a keen card maker to and she can have the stamps afterwards as part of her present!! Love Tres x x x

fynecrafts said...

really pretty card...gorgeous colours too

Delyth said...

Love, love this card soooo elegent great card again Sue my next dies I am going to buy are bitty blossoms.

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
Fabulous card love the stamps,colours and the papers you've used, as you can guess I love this card lol
Hugs x

Victoria said...

GORGEOUS. I love everything about this card. Can't think of anything better to say!

Felicie said...

This card is so fabulous Sue.I love it.
Felicie

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Elegance personified what else can I say
Margaret

Heidi said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always Sue!

Heidi x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
absolutely fabulous card today. I really like stamping on pattern paper to give your stamp image a different look. I have done this with a golfer image and it looked really great. Specially if you've got check paper to use. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol H said...

Wow very feminine

scofessex said...

Hi Sue

I just love the design of this card so beautiful.

Amelia said...

Good morning Sue,
it's a glorious day here in Glasgow long may this weather keep up.
Once again you have excelled yourself this card is beautiful, but then they all are, you wouldn't know which one is your favourite.
God Bless Amelia x

Maid of Kent said...

Lovely card Sue, another winner. Hugs Ann

lesley said...

Hi sue I love this card,the layout,colours,flowers but I'm not too fussed about the paper!! But that's because I don't tend to use them I'm not very good at knowing what goes together!! Lol love lesley xx

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow, your card is just like what the sentiment says, SIMPLY FABULOUS!!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card Sue!!!

Rose in Chester said...

GLAM, GLAM, GLAM..............
This card is every woman's dream .. surely.

Lacelady said...

Ooh, this seems much busier than your usual style, it's probably that background print.

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
The words describe it completely, Simply FABULOUS and elegant too.
I would have to frame this card just to keep it on show I love everything about it.
Thank You
Lizzie (serial copycat)xo

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Oh Sue ... you said it all on the card... SIMOLY FABULOUS! xXx

Meg said...

Very elegant Sue, I love everything about it.

Margaret O

"Talk to the Tail" said...

SIMPLY even! LOL ;0)

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Oh Sue ... you said it all on the card... SIMOLY FABULOUS! xXx

Lorraine said...

wow sue this is pure elegance i love it xx

Claveh said...

Simply fabulous darling! Great card, and lovely colours. xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely gorgeous card
Hugs Annx without an "e"

Cassieajh said...

What a beautiful card Sue, I need to get that stamp Hugs xx A

Christine Hussey said...

Hi Sue, agree with the comments above and as you say it is Simply Fabulous. Beautiful colours and I love the Bitty Blossoms, must get these dies. Another glorious day here with the butterflies and dragon flies dancing in the garden such a delight! Hugs Christine H xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love it, so fab and elegant. I think this would work in any colour too. I'm inspired by this to create a hanging for my room. Zo xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous
Margaret L

Crafting Newbie said...

Wow! Simply fabulous is right. I love the paper piecing effect in the dress. It makes it look 3D without shading. Thanks for the tip.

Ann Marie said...

Just become a follower because I wanted to say how gorgeous this card is. Ann Marie

Vie Carter said...

Wonderful, my sort of card

Vie
x

ALI said...

Oh my this is gorgeous!

ALI said...

Oh my this is gorgeous!

franzesjoi said...

really beautiful!! :) the dress is fab, sue!!

CraftyJo said...

That stamp is gorgeous, the detail you can see on the close-up shows how lovely it really is.

brenda said...

Beautiful card, love the way you have used the sentiment stamps x

CathyinMN said...

Very nice card. Love the dress; wouldn't it be fun to be able to wear something like that somewhere once in a while?

lilygee said...

What can I say - it's simply fabulous! A set of stamps to die for I think.
love lilygee xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Simply Fabulous says it all really doesn't it!! Really beautiful as always. Love Sam xxx

Ayelet said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!
I love the flowers :)

Anonymous said...

Wow this is FABULOUS, love eveything about it. MartinaM

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Fabulous as always. I like the idea of stamping on paterned paper as I am not really a stamper.
Have a great Day

Patricia

Craftychris said...

Its so gorgeous! love it xx

sued99 said...

Wow. Fabulous indeed!

May said...

Fabulous I really love this one... that dressform is Gorgeous... great design & colours.. Wow!!! May x

Anonymous said...

An elegant card. Love it
Grimsby Chris

Patricia said...

Beautiful, fabulous, awesome - all of these. Keep up your wonderful work!

nancyd said...

Hi Sue,Love these dressform stamps
and they look great with the paper piecing and love the flowers.
Nancyd xx

Planetsusie said...

A really beautiful and elegant card Sue - these stamps are gorgeous.

Hugs Sue Pass xx

Karen R said...

Love the stamping on patterned paper - not great at colouring in. Very elegant card, I really like it

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, the youngster's phrase 'it's lush' fits this card perfectly. I love it all.
Frances

Bosquie said...

Very feminine card Sue.The gown looks real,as though you can actually touch the folds in it. BeautifulXXX

Barbara said...

This card is a work of art Sue absolutely gorgeous!!!Love the dress, flowers, sentiment, bow, dies just love it all.

Jane said...

It is simple fabulous indeed, how very beautiful it is lovely card.

Jane xx

Helen O said...

Another truly stunning card, I love the paper, the stamps, the flowers, all totally awesome.

I don't think you have made any orphans this year Sue, not that last years could be classed as orphans in the true sense, because they were great too
.
Thank you as always Helen O xxx

jane stillman said...

It is 'simply fabulous'. Ibought this stamp set earlier this week, but haven't had a chance yo play yet. If mine turns out half as good as yours I will be a happy bunny. Hope you have a great weekend x

magpie said...

The title for the card is absolutely spot on! Beeeeautiful! Love the gown stamp Sue & the rose done from background paper. The black lace is gorgeous too....love everything! A "chic" card full stop! xx Love Karen xx

Carole Z said...

Fab card Sue, I really do like these stamps! Carole Z X

lorraine (classylady) said...

As the title says Sue FABULOUS.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
This is my sort of card. I love dresses of vintage style.
Sonia x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

The Title says it all. It is 'Simply Fabulous!'

Such a beautiful card.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Sonia Jones said...

This is by far the most stunning card i've seen. I love it. Sonia x

sheila said...

hello Sue, I am so pleased that dresses are fashionable again, especially the very girly ones, and stamping has taken it's lead from the fashion world, this dress is lovely and your background paper matches the dress beautifully, Your card is very fashionable and tres chick!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is stunning. I love the dress image.

Christine said...

Elegant and stylish, the card echoes the dress. Lovely.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue

Christine B. said...

What a simply gorgeous card and so stylish. Love it. Hugs x ChrisB

Linda said...

Gorgeous ballgown and loving the paper piecing. I must get these stamps. Lovely colour combination and I love your flowers too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sue Parish said...

Simply fabulous says it all. Stunning card, Sue. A triumph.
Hope you enjoy a lovely weekend,
Sue x

salem said...

woooow"!¬"!"! stunning love allem

nikkib said...

Oooh gorgeous..... been a lovely day here today, I got a bit burnt on Wednesday as went to see the Olympics and the sun was so hot, still it will teach me to use sun protection whatever the forecast in future!!!

Vick said...

Simply stunning Sue, stunning! xx
HUgs Vick xxx
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Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi again Sue,
Well another stunner of a card. This is so truly feminine and totally elegant. I use my sentiment stamps the same way as you have here. The taping off method is one I have used for a long time now and find it to be so quick and easy, allowing extra use of our stamps too.
Big Hugs Linda xxx

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue OH MY GOODNESS! This is one of my favourites! From the backing card to the paper; the image and paper piecing; the lace, ribbon and bow; the layering; everything, really. Just exquisite. Vee xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, I love this, gorgeous dreaa and gorgeous colours.

zerena said...

hello, very elegant card. Zerena

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

It is my eldest daughters birthday this week Sue and I still have her card to make. Dont have the gala stamp set but have a gown that will work so guess who will be doing a version of this card. Once again a massive thank you for your inspiration.

Jacqui xx

Lara B said...

Hi Sue
I couldn't get to see this yesterday as yet again i couldn't access the internet!
The card is gorgeous, every element!
Lara xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
WOW
love it. So elegant. I love playing dress up with any lady stamp. A chance to go to town with your imagination. I think i may have given this ladys dress a necklace with liquid pearl.
Fab work .
born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

Stunning card dearie.Really elegant.Love it.Hugs Debbie x

SUZYD said...

FABULOUS CARD.SUZYD X

jennywren1947 said...

a simply stunning card sue love the dress
hugs chris x

Sandra said...

Two fantastic cards Sue
Sandra x

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...a stunning card...I love the tags and will use your idea on future cards,they look a little more special than plain tags...keep on crafting.
Take care. Deborah :)

lynda said...

Just simply gorgeous Sue Lynda xx

marg0006 said...

Gorgous card. The lace and flowers are beautiful.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

lynda said...

Sorry a bit late with comment but what a fabulous card so elegant just love everything about this card hugs Lynda x

fame01 said...

stunning card i love everything about it ..

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I have some dress stamps by Joanna Sheen that will nicely for this card.
Rileywoo

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