Thursday, 13 September 2012

Beaded Sweet Thoughts

Hello all!  This is another card that I planned to demo but it never made it out to the counter for a viewing.  There is a bit of detail to this one so it may have been too long of a demo, but it is a fun card to make.  I started with a faux letterpressed background.  I inked the negative side of the Awesome Blossoms embossibility folder with Antique Linen distress ink.  I think that using a tone on tone colour selection for this technique works best, but it is a bit more subtle too.  The last pic shows a close up of the technique so you can get a better idea of what I'm talking about.  The letterpress technique will apply the ink from your folder to your cardstock in the recessed areas.  It adds more dimension to your backgrounds too.  Once inked, I cut the piece on a diagonal and placed mounting foam on the back of both pieces.  Next I cut a piece of dark brown card and stamped it with my sentiment using clear perfect medium.  I embossed it with white powder so it would show up nicely against the dark card.  I covered the entire piece with a self adhesive sticky sheet, peeled the backing paper off and covered it with clear micro beads.  I put this piece so it filled the gap in my diagonal background (I find it easier to trim the sides once it has been put together)  I added two thin strips of brown card to accentuate the focal area of the card.  I mounted them up on foam for definition.  Next I cut the flowers from the Crinkly Kraft paper (called Crinkle twist Kraft Paper on the Creative Expressions website).  I cut several flowers from the Jewelled Flowers and Flourish die set and layered them up to create two flowers.  I made the last flower by adding redline tape to the bottom and gathering and rolling to form it.  I used a Snow White Dabber on the edges as an accent and pearl brads in the centres of two of the flowers.  I added some dries clear glue to the edge of my rolled flower and some clear micro beads to it.  I cut several leaves and a flourish as accents for the flowers.  Around the edge of the background, I added some Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue dots as a frame accent.  I finished the card by paper piercing a dark brown mat.  I wanted to make an earthy toned card, but this would look just as nice in so many other colour combos if this isn't to your taste.  All for now, Sue x




137 comments:

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Yet another "Stunning" creation.
As you said this could be done in so many other colour combinations.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

Pam said...

This is a beautiful card, looks elegant and those flowers are gorgeous

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, brown is not your usual colour but it is softer than black. Will have to try inking the folders, have not been brave enough yet. Love the design and using other colours would change he occasion.

Wilma

Carole Z said...

This is really stunning, even by your standards. I love brown in cards, but this would work in so many variations. The flowers are beautiful, Carole Z X

baconbits said...

Morning,
Another stunner, these creations just get better and better. Really like the neutral tones i this card, but you could shake it up with a colour change.
You are simply amazing.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hey Sue 3,500 bloggers today!!! Good job we don't all make comments after your wonderful tutorials!!! You'd not have time to design lol Fab card again, thanks Mabex

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card lovin the simple design and the colours. Your ideas are amazing thankyou for sharing.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marianna Hammer said...

Good morning.
Yet another sweet and simple card. Elegant. I really like this style of cards.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly stunning card, I love the faux letterpress effect, I haven't tried it yet, but I will. I love the krinkly flowers you have made with the jewel flowers and flourishes, I managed to get those dies online and they came yesterday, I will be trying them out this weekend as I'm at a craft show today. Lots of love from Patricia xx

auscrafts said...

beautiful card

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card as always. Love the flowers. I can't imagine anyone not liking your lovely creations.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

debs said...

Morning sue
Another beautiful card I just don't
Know where you get your ideas from.
I would love to have just half of your imagination. I do love the lay out of it.
I don't copy your cards but I do the lay out of them. Looking forward to you being
Back on C&C. Take care Sue

Debs Artliff

CraftyAnn said...

Simply love this card, it can be adapted for so may occassions, and could be made suitable for men by simply changing the flowers for "man things" like using the heraldry or sprigtley sprochets dies of example. Thankd for the wonderful ideas they get my mind working overtime.
Take care

Jane said...

I Love this one Sue its Beautiful love the colour tones. I have the crinkle stuff you have used on the flowers, don't want to cut into it because when my order came the multi stamp set was missing the create a scene , I am still waiting for a reply from C&C about this.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I quite like this one - but I love the jewel flowers and flourishes which I have recently bought - think they are really versatile and will get lots of use. I have tried inking embossing folders and the effect is fab! If you haven't done so yet and are a bit nervous of doing so - just do it! You won't regret regret and you will wonder why you didn't try it sooner!

Happy crafting everyone
Rgs
Clare W

Marleine said...

Good morning Sue,
A very good looking card. I love the flowers and the background embossing pings out. Lovely. X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely layout and with a change of colour and sentiment could be for any occasion.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
The jewel flowers and flourishes dies are at the top of my 'lst'. I love the way you have edged the flowers and used the letterpress technique. Altogether a stunning card that can be used for numerous occasions.
Hugs x

Christine Harrop said...

I have not yet tried faux letterpress either but I must do so. A very lovely card. Christine

Heather said...

Like Wilma I agree the brown is softer than the black and I love the background on this card it actually looks simple but I can see there is lot work never the less! The flowers are exquisite indeed and really set it off a treat.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

marg said...

hello Sue!
I knew there was a Die that I NEEDED! and its the flower one you used, love it. I love the embossing technique I still haven't tried it , but I will today Sue!
Beautiful card.
love Marg

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue another lovely card. Love the embossing folder and the flowers.

Joesgrandma said...

Simple but eye catching card. Thanks Sue XXX

kimberley said...

love the flowers but the card is not one of my favourits,take care,.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card again Sue, those flowers are stunning (must get that die). love Jean x

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful ,beautiful card. Been away for 3 weeks in England and Rhodes so its the first time I've looked at your blog for a while. But what a joy I'll have later looking at the past three weeks cards all in one go. wow! Bye the way ,tried to vote for you but I'm not eligible as I live in Spain. Sorry.

Victoria said...

WOW. What a lovely card. I would probably prefer it in a brighter colour, but still nice. Your descriptions are so detailed and comprehensive too.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the subtle colourd and those flowers are fab.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the background.

Clare x

Sandra F said...

It's stunnung Sue. xx

martine said...

Hi sue what a fab card the flowers look lovely, xxx
all the best martine xxx

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card and just adore those flowers so another die set to add to my need list. Must have a go at the faux letter press technique. Love the colours but can see it in many other colour combinations. You are truly remarkable. Have a lovely Thursday, hugs Christine H xx

Ladock girl said...

Oh wow Sue, I really really like this card, the colours are so nice and blend together really effectively. I think it is almost a card that could be for a male with a different background folder, what do you think. Linda xxx

nannapat said...

Fabulous Sue. It just goes to show how gorgeous brown can look with a bit of bling!! Pat x

Christine B. said...

Wow another gorgeous card, don't know how you keep coming up them. Have a good day. Hugs x Chris B

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - A simple but elegant card and I do like the colours. I have not as yet been successful with colouring the backgrounds but will try and try again. I have the crinkle paper and have found they do make good flowers. My crafting for today is 'cutting out' as I have caught up with bday cards needed so it is back to C.cards.
Janet x

Marion said...

Hi Sue yet again simple but classy ,you amaze me how you keep coming up with differant cards but please dont stop.
Marion

scofessex said...

good morning sue, I love the design of this card so beautiful. What a lovely combination of colours. I will be getting out my awesome blossom folder and jewelled flower die. Thanks for the inspiration.
SC









happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Simply stunning, love this style, the flowers are really lovely, the embossed background is lovely, everything is just lovely:-p
Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

Sathya said...

All your works are just stunning...Love it absolutely :)

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

This card is breathtaking, beautiful, elegant, everything. I love, love, love it.

What inspiration :)

June x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

a truly stunning card you never cease to amaze us where you get all your ideas keep up the good work

nattyboots said...

Morning Sue, i love these flowers i had a go at inking the folder yesterday ,i must say i was quite impressed with myself hehe .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Gorgeous card Sue

Sue xxx

Barbara White said...

HI Sue
Im always in awe how you make the flowers look so real, i wouldnt have thought of using a dabber but it looks so effective, once again thanks Sue what would we do without you

Babs

Julia Watts said...

Love the flowers! Julia xxxx

Celina Dee said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you enjoyed your few days off. You certainly deserve them.
Love this card, the style can be used for so many different occasions.
So elegant and sophisticated.
Waterford

Jackie Calvert said...

This is a really lovely card, The flowers are great. I must get some of this crinkly paper.
xx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, another fabulous card, must try inking embossing folders again, tried it once but made a bit of a mess, not a happy accident! Take care,
Jess.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card, I have the jewel flower dies they are so pretty and are fast taking over from rose creations which were my favourite.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Olga said...

Very pretty background and flowers!

joy said...

Hi Sue
Love the card i have used the letterpress and what a lovely back ground i got.
It was amazing. it was well worth giving it a go.
joyce.e

Lacelady said...

Yeah! My Awsome Blossoms arrived yesterday, so I'm ready to go with this one. Not quite sure about the colour, but I agree with you, it would translate to almost any colour.

Izzwizz said...

This looks a bit like the top of a cake with fab icing. Great effect. Maddy x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, just love this card. Unusual colour combo but it works really well. Think im going to have to have a year off work to per fect all the fantastic ideas you keep coming up with. Hugs xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Another stunner, the flowers are exquisite and the background is beautiful.
Have a great day.
Hugs June x

beachie said...

This is gorgeous card Sue, I haven't tried inking the folders but will have a go. Your flowers are superb.
Audrey x

guffie said...

good morning Sue i love this card it's such a shame it didn't make it out to demo but at least its had its day here on your blog think i might have to make a variation of this card xx gail from eastbourne

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card again. Love the flowers. hugs, Carol S.xx

Craftychris said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I adore the flowers - I neeeed those dies! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is beautiful and is absolutely my colouring too. Just love it. Yvonne xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue
A lovely card again, ive ordered the crinkly kraft and looking forward to using it.
Emma

lindyloo12 said...

Hi Sue, another brilliant card the background, colours and the flowers are ace!

Christine said...

Lovely, and different again. I need a peek inside your head, to see where all the inspiration is stored!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x
PS Just watching the recorded show from Sunday, and the confusion with Dean mentioning Julia's 'lady area'! Hilarious, but poor Dean, so embarrassed, and so sweet!

fame01 said...

i must first of all get the flower dies you have used i have been holding off but now i need them lol.. love the card and colours . stunning .. hugs sarah ..x

foxyg said...

Gorgeous card, with just a hint of colour. Very effective.

Erica said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely, subtle card.

Erica

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue, Well what can i say? This card is simply stunning. I absolutely love it and will be trying this out when i get home. I think these flowers you've made are gorgeous and i love the colour scheme you've used. Not sure if i have all the items you used but as a crafter i know i can adapt it to suit what i have! When are you back on our screens? Sonia x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
that back embossing ever so subtle wouldn't have known if you hadn't told me. But makes pattern stand out. Flowers are great. Cracking card again . Well done Sue
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

mags said...

A gorgeous card today Sue. The flowers are stunning and will definitely have to get some of the crinkle kraft.
Mags
x

salem said...

love color great card

Wendy L said...

Stunning and those flowers are gorgeous. xxx

Laura O said...

Fantastic card love the flowers .can't go wrong with flowers-really like the white on edges.Another great card Sue.Laura O

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue lovely card I must get the flower die as thes look perfect for the times when you don't want a dimensional flower! Love lesley xx

Maggie said...

Sue this is really lovely. Wouldn't that style look wonderful using the poinsettia dies and just a hint of colour on the paper. Thank you so much for your good ideas. xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
You have done it again, Another masterclass so many ideas and techniques, and your clear instructions we are so lucky to have you to inspire us. This card is really beautiful I love everything about it, Thank you, Love BrenLel

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely card. I love everything about it except I am not sure about the dark brown card. I think if I was making it I would use lighter colours. It is a great layout idea. I love all your ideas tutorials. Have a great day love Tres x x x

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, yes you could do this in many other colour combinations, but I love the way you have done this, it looks quite autumnal, take care vanessa xx

Maggie said...

Love the earthy tones to this card and I will be definately trying this one very soon, thanks for sharing

MaggieH

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah,
Love the colour combo in this one and the flowers are lovely, thank you x

Sue B said...

Love everything about this card.Hope I will be able to get some of the krinkly paper at Ally Pally as it makes great flowers.

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
This is a lovely card. I especially like the flowers, that card really works great for them and the way you have finished them with the white tips and micro beads looks amazing.
Joan B.

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue

Wow I think this is so so beautiful and I am going to have a go at a similar one
Janet

CraftyJo said...

Very nice Sue, great detail.

lorraine (classylady) said...

SO DIFFERENT SUE, BUT GORGEOUS


REGARDS
LORRAINE - SCOTLAND
XXX

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Another great card, simple but very effective and the inking on the background gives a lovely finish.

Love Rosemarie xx

Karen R said...

Love the effect of the ink Great card xx

Ita said...

Hi sue another Stunning card, and a great way to use the m-booo. folders I love the colours I never heard of the Letter Press Technique, but will now try thanks for the inspiration
Smiles
Ita

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Adore the flowers.
Margaret L

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is very elegant - the embossed background looks stunning. I will be trying this one. Love Sam xxx

lainey said...

stunning Sue, love it!! lainey x

Anonymous said...

This is so lovely Sue. Hugs Sheila.x

Lin W said...

elegant looking card, very nice
xxx

CathyinMN said...

Very nice card! It could be used for so many different occasions. I really like the flowers with the Crinkly Kraft paper.

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Lovely card Sue. I will need to try the letterpress technique soon as it looks really good ;0)

Sandybee said...

These colours are just perfect Sue a truly lovely card

xx Sandra

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Another elegant card that could be adapted as you say in so many different colours.

Kate's Cards said...

Another winner!

Rose in Chester said...

You've surpassed yourself AGAIN. It's a beauty, Sue.

Susan White said...

Loving the crinkly flowers Sue! So versatile for any occasion.

Thanks for the ongoing inspiration!!

Susan

Lara B said...

Good afternoon Sue
I love this card!
Every element...quite a lot of work went into this creation!
I LOVE the crinkly little (pencil shavings) flowers! Gorgeous!
Have a great evening!
Lara xxx

Oksana said...

Just wonderful Sue! Love all the elements!x

magpie said...

Loving the card Sue! How effective the card is in dark brown. Its lovely when you ink the embossing folder before embossing the paper. With certain colours it takes away the "bright" in the white card making it a warm contrast. Love the flowers in the Krinkly paper, they look almost solid wooden petals! I like how you've added the bit of white dabber around the edge of the petals too. Stunning! xx Love Karen xx

nancyd said...

Hi Sue, A great card got the krinkly
paper but wasn't sure how it would
look but these flowers are fantastic
will be trying these for sure.
Nancyd xx

Vie Carter said...

A beautiful card Sue, love the letter press technique and flowers

Vie
x

hazel said...

Another stunning card Sue xx hazel

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Sue If you held a competition for the best/favourite card I wouldn't be able to decide because they are all stunning

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
Lovely card as always... You are my muse.

marg0006 said...

Lovely card w/all the embossing.

marg0006 at veriz0n dot net

Julie said...

I think the colours on this card create a softer warmer effect. I love the flowers and now need those dies too. Santa' s list grows daily.
Thanks as always for a lovely card, I look forward every day to logging in to have a look at what you've created next.
Julie and Phoebe xx

Carolyn said...

Again stunning, love the flowers xxxx

Carolyn said...

Again stunning, love the flowers xxxx

brenda said...

Hi Sue another die on my list, love the flowers and the inked embossed background is stunning x

Janice K said...

Love the background ink and emboss technique, one I must try myself, thanks for the great ideas. x

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue....another beautiful card...I like the colours...The flowers are lovely....dies added to my wish list......

Chrissie x x x

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Very pretty card love the embossing folder I need that one.
Love Marion x

Vick said...

Hi Sue,
I like this card its quite natural looking, and that crinkle kraft paper is a definite favourite for me and i will buy it when its for sale other than on C&C, hugs hun xxxVick
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Barbara said...

Beautiful card, love the background and the flowers are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Better late then never with this comment. What a lovely card I really like it and as you say would work in any colour way.
Beverley W

lynda said...

Hi Sue this is an elegant card love the colour combo and the flowers are beautiful.Hugs Lynda xx

BridgetCG said...

Fab card Sue, really love the flowers. Bx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love this card - love the subtle colouring and the flowers which are just amazing,
Sue xx

Ann Wynne said...

Made a similar card your ideas are just great. Makes me want to just sit and craft

Stella Wright said...

Hi Sue as useual i am late with my comment i never seem to to be able to beat my hubby to pc in the morning.i didnt like the crinkle paper when it was on tv and not so struck when you did your first card with it. But i think i am changing my mind (just like a woman lol) as i do like this card the white efect sets it of and the faux letterset on back ground i really must get round to trying as i like it.Not one for dark cards pastel person my self but this one gets my thumbs up so might copy it for my daughter in law as she is a vintage type person and i think this one she might like.Maybe sue or julie might sell crinkle paper in smaller amounts. x

Stella Wright said...

Hi Sue as useual i am late with my comment i never seem to to be able to beat my hubby to pc in the morning.i didnt like the crinkle paper when it was on tv and not so struck when you did your first card with it. But i think i am changing my mind (just like a woman lol) as i do like this card the white efect sets it of and the faux letterset on back ground i really must get round to trying as i like it.Not one for dark cards pastel person my self but this one gets my thumbs up so might copy it for my daughter in law as she is a vintage type person and i think this one she might like.Maybe sue or julie might sell crinkle paper in smaller amounts. x

SusanP, Kent said...

Hello Sue,
I'm thinking that brown is rather a sombre colour compared with your usual choices. Having said that, the lovely crinkly kraft paper flowers lift it beyond measure. This is the best close-up of the crinkly paper I've seen - like it!
Sue

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
I love this card everything works so well hope you are well
Take Care
Theresa x

Ayelet said...

So beautiful!!!
I love the colors and the embossing background and those flowers are amazing :)

Dawn Louise said...

Love it, what's really impressing me is how you always manage to show off the lovely embossing and still have it decorated beautifully yet not covering most of the lovely embossing. thanks sue x

Jan.moogie said...

Where do all these gorgeous card ideas come from Sue? Great card.x

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue

SUZYD said...

STUNNING CARD.SUZYD X

jordiegirl said...

Very nice Sue

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

This card offers so many other colour combination possibilities - once again thank you for yet another beautiful creation Sue.

Dawn said...

A lovely card, I'm not sure why it calls Christmas to me, maybe its the "snow" on the flowers, anyway I love it, thank you for the inspiration Dawn x

cebelica said...

Gorgeous card. I love the embossing and all the pearls. Hugs! xx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue, I am loving the flowers made of the crinkly paper...this design can be used for any occasion, it looks so versatile. I love it! Thank you Sue for all the cards that you bring us. God bless you and your family xxx Aggie