Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Laced Venetians

Hi guys!  I know this card isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I just loved the unusual colour combo, the Graphic 45 butterfly paper and the green gem seam binding.  Pare them up with micro beads and laced Venetian accent borders and you can see my non traditional side coming out.  I must admit too that this card looks better in person than my meagre photograph can show.   I started with my background paper all covered in butterflies in shades of teal and rust and covered it with clear micro beads (you can see it better in the close up pic below).  To my micro beaded background, I added Venetian borders top and bottom cut from black card.  I added a strip of straw coloured card so that I could add mounting foam and raise the strips up to make the lacing process easier.  Since the tips of the Venetian borders are very fine, you must go carefully through them with your ribbon.  Don't pull too hard or they may tear.  I laced the borders back and forth across my background with some Green Gem Seam Binding, leaving a bow at either side in opposite corners.  I topped the bow with a fancy black button from my craft stash.

I stamped my sentiment on the same straw coloured card and cut it out with the Hexagon dies and inked it lightly with tea dye ink.  I used one of my Vintage Lace accent pieces as a background for my sentiment.   I mounted this in the centre of my card with mounting foam and pierced the edges to finish the piece.  Hopefully, even if the colourway is too wild for you, the layout may appeal and you'll want to try it in your own choice of papers and ribbons.
Just a reminder that I have three shows tomorrow at 8am, 11am and 3pm (the last one is on Ideal World) and Julia is set to do more shows on Thursday at 12, 4pm and 7pm.  I hope you can tune in to see all the fun demos we have planned!  All for now, Sue x


140 comments:

Pam said...

Hello Sue, Im not sure about this card, maybe it is the colour combo but it looks too busy for me. it may work in different colours for me, but I do think the lacing technique is very different.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the concept but the colours are certainly not for me. Might work in different colours, I will give the lacing a try I like that.
It amazes me how you manage to come up with so many varied ideas, keep them coming. Looking forward to tomorrow
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Heather said...

I think the card is lovely and nice to see a change of colour it has a regal feel to it love the lacing. I have just bought these dies so will have a go. i think as you say better in real life than in a photo.

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
This card is certainly my kind of colours, no two cards are the same with you I look forward to your blog every day to see what you come up with.
Hugs x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
beautiful card as always. I like the colour combo it's different, but quite effective.
Have a wonderful crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue,......I like the card and the colour combo.....I have a friend who would be so delighted with this card...she loves ribbon, this would be an ideal card to make for her.....Looking forward to the show's.

Have a great crafty day.
Chrissie..x x x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - the lacing reminds me of a bodice - can't say I am keen on it - but perhaps with a narrower ribbon I might perfer it?..Looking forward to tomorrows demos.
Rgs
Clare W

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue. Your lighting makes the card see very dark but the design appeals to me. Will give a few of your techniques a try. Looking forward to seeing what you and Julia come up with over the next few days, bet you two had fun.

Wilma

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Not my cup of tea i am afraid, but i do love the lace technique.
Sue

Karen R said...

I love the dies but I am not sure I like the lacing effect. A bit fussy for me. Will be looking out for the shows xx

jacqui said...

The colours are great sue, but I feel that the ribbon is a little bit heavy a thinner or a more transparent one may have been more to my taste .

Carolyn said...

Beautiful xx

Hellma said...

The card design is certainly stunning Sue, just not sure about the colors.

Jan.moogie said...

Hi Sue love the colours but am not sure about the amount of ribbon, just a bit ott.x

HiggiSue said...

Hi Sue
I appreciate the card but for me too fussy. the ribbon colour is fabulous though.

baconbits said...

Morning,
As you say not everyones cup of tea. For myself i think its great - the unusual colour combo really works. This is a very intricate card with loads going on it really makes you look for all the dies that you have used.
Looking forward to the shows.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Felicie said...

This card is really stunning.I love the colours.
Greetings
Felicie

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Well it is not often I say it but not so keen on this one, I think it is the colour combo that I don't like, sorry! Looking forward to your shows tomorrow. Love Jean x

Linda said...

I love the way you used the ribbon, it's beautiful
hugs Linda Dekker

Jane said...

I Love the colours in this card Sue, not a lover of the ribbon threading it detracts from the lovely G45 paper underneath.

Jane xx

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. Love the lacing, love the bows and love the teal but not keen on the background colour. See you tomorrow - yeh!

Wendy L said...

How very unusual but very lovely too. xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I like the card but I would have done a lighter background so that the ribbon did not look 'lost'.
Looking forward to all the shows over the next 2 days.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Such an unusual card I like the colour combo and the beautiful seam binding ribbon but for me perhaps the lacing to the side of the card and then the graphic 45 paper can be seen a little more around the edge of the delicate lace sentiment.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Got to admit this isn't my cup of tea, bit too busy.

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I watched you demo this card on C&C, wait for it....this is the only card I sit on the fence with, I dont know if I like it or not, cannot put my finger on it. Have a great day everyone.
Happy2craft

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue

Not quite my cup of tea but I like some of the ideas that you have given us with this one.

thanks for your blog

Heather

Sonia Jones said...

Hi Sue, i like the colours used here but the card is too busy for me. As you say not everyones cup of tea.Sonia x

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, love the techniques you have used here but there's something I'm not sure about; might be too busy or the colour combo. Have a lovely day, hugs Christine H xx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Not sure about the colours on this card, that said I do like them but may be there's just a little too much of it with the ribbon?... sorry! I'm sure seeing it in the 'flesh' will be very appealing.

June x

debs said...

Morning Sue not sure about this one it may be the colour I think I'd do it in lighter colour like pinks and lilac's I've tried doing the lacing but it just turns out wrong.

Debs Artliff

debs said...

Morning Sue not sure about this one it may be the colour I think I'd do it in lighter colour like pinks and lilac's I've tried doing the lacing but it just turns out wrong.

Debs Artliff

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning! your best card yet. brilliant colour combos. thanks for all your hard work . Sofie

scofessex said...

Morning Sue I to am not sure about this one dare I say there is too much ribbob!!
SC

cebelica said...

I like the design and the contrasting colours. Beautiful card! Hugs! xx

Janice K said...

Just when I think you've shown us all the different techniques and uses of the Spellbinder dies you find a new one!! A great idea which I will have to remember myself. Thank you for the wonderful ideas. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I'm still 'on the fence' with this card, when you did it on C&C I thought how different it was, but maybe, for me, there is too much lacing involved, I preferred a small amount done on a previous card. I like the colour combo, I think it works well. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow and Julia's shows for Thursday. Lots of love from Patricia xx

occasionali said...

Love the colour combination but the lacing plus 2 bows is too overpowering for me - sorry.

nannapat said...

Clever idea and lots of work in it but not my cup of tea. Maybe it's the colours but I'm not really keen on the lacing. Look forward to watching you tomorrow. Pat x

Victoria said...

I like the lacing technique but not overly keen on the colours used! Looking forward to the shows tomorrow and Thursday. Good luck.

Sheila's little Haven said...

Very clever Sue. Just lovely. Hugs Sheila.x

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Love the colour combo but not sure about the ribbon with Venetian dies, as the dies are so delicat and the ribbon heavy in comparison,
BUT as always with you you clever lady the concept works SO maybe a different die would work for me. Have a lovely day, looking forward to tomarrows shows, Love BrenLel

Lisa Duncan said...

Hi sue

what I want to know is where you get your ideas from.

You always come up with something a little bit different, but with the distinctive Sue
Wilson style.

love the colours on the card.

Ladock girl said...

Great card idea Sue, but I'm not sure about the colour today, not to my taste. Linda xxx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue love the effect of the lacing but I'm just not sure about the card as a whole!! I can't put my finger on why as I like the colour combo maybe its just too busy looking forward to tomorrow amd thursday not spending though keeping all my pennies for all pally!! Love lesley xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Sorry Sue this is not my cup of tea but I do like the technique

Have the recorder set up to watch the shows

Sue xxxx

Joesgrandma said...

Not sure if I really like this one. Colours great as usual but too fussy for me. Thanks Sue and sorry!

Clare said...

Love the way you've laced the ribbon. Looking forward to watching your shows tomorrow.

Clare x

Marion said...

Hi Sue i have to agree with the others ,i think the lacing is too heavy might have looked better if it had been a narrow ribbon.
looking forward to the shows.

marion

beachie said...

Hi Sue, I love the colours on this card. I would have to steel myself to use so much ribbon though. Its a wonderful concept though. Just love the border dies.
Audrey x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, love the card with the different combo. Can't wait to see what you have instore for us tomorrow. Any Ideal anyone where I purchase the Tired Together folder from, apart from e-bay cos they are ripping us all off.
Have a good day all.
June

Sandybee said...

I do like the design of the card but must admit I'm not so keen on the teal colour with the black and gold. Looking forward to tomorrows shows Sue

xx Sandra

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
I have to admit that today's card is not my cup of tea but I like the idea of the lacing and would like to see the effect of different colours - I didn't realise at first that the ribbon was threaded through the v.lace border points as it merges into the background paper.
Will certainly be tuning in tomorrow for more great inspiration.
Janet x

hotpotato said...

love the colours

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, not sure about this card much like Pam said first thing this morning I think its too busy for me, as much as I like bows and ribbon with this one that's all I see. Hugs xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue. A nice card but a bit dark for me not too keen on colours.
Nancyd xx

Izzwizz said...

I love this colour scheme sue, and the butterfly background is one of my favourite graphic45 papers too. Wish all your programmes were on ideal world - cant get c&c on free view here (northern Ireland - signal is too weak) and the iPad app has no sound on the programmes, so I will just have to guess what you are saying lol! Good luck with the shows, Maddy x

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I love this, I really enjoy when you step outside your own style.. The colors are fun and my cup,of tea... Thanks

Barbara White said...

Hi Sue, I love the way you use ribbon, the lacing effect is stunning

Thanks Sue xx
Babs

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Well you have certainly divided us crafters today, not sure that I like this one but do like the overall layout, for me its the ribbon I think there is too much of it.
Hope you shows go well.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
My PC is not always complimentary with colours so if this is on C/C then I will be able to comment ..I have some of the Venetian Dies I love the Mask most I did that in Velvet paper...I look forward to seeing you Sue!
LoveMarg

kimberley said...

Do love the colours and principle of this card but would maybe just lace my ribbon t either edges of the card and leave more of the centre showing but keep giving us more of these kind of designs to keep us thinking!,take care, x.

Maggie said...

Good morning Sue. This card deserves being given to someone very dramatic - maybe an opera singer! Not the sort of card I'd ever make with such bold design and colours but well done you for trying something different. xx

evis said...

Hi Sue.
This card is not for me as it is too fussy. I do, however, appreciate the work that went into making it.
Evis.

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I didn't like this card in the first picture I must confess, a bit too much going on and I didn't like the colours but the colours looked so different in the next pictures so I think it is one of those you have to see to make up your mind!!

Love from Jackie D

Jackie Calvert said...

The colours don't work for me, but I like the concept of lacing the ribbon. The idea's of yours that I like the best are the ones that make me think for myself, and this is one of those.
xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, i love the colours and layout, has a very opulent days of the ball gown feel to me. Rich and regal.
I for one love it!
Emma

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, love the way you have laced the dies, must try this as I have these...love the colours too! Carole Z X

Christine Harrop said...

I love the colours and I like the idea of the lacing but I'm still not sure. Maybe a very narrow ribbon might work better for me. Christine

Ayelet said...

What a great idea!!!
Love it :)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I agree with Cornish Emma, this card is rich and regal. I love the colour combo and the intricate lacing.
One more sleep to your shows.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, I think you are right, it probably looks better in real life. I love the colour of the ribbon but overall it is far to busy and heavy for me. Perhaps finer ribbon would take off the heaviness. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Marleine said...

Hiya Sue,
Not sure of this card. I think there iis too much of a good thing with the amount of laced ribbon. Thinner ribbon would be my ideal, but, in saying that I love the colour combination. X

Vick said...

Well funnily enough Sue, my hubby never watches craft but whilst i was watching your shows a couple of weeks back he was watching with me and you demoed this and he said "Urgh.....thats the worst card she's ever done"! lol........im afraid, i have to agree, but it wasnt the weaving, we loved that concept it was the colouring, not the ribbon backing paper etc, just the whole lot of it together, it just didnt go, at least we're honest hey? love the card though, just not in this colourway of mish mash, hugs Vick xxx
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Lacelady said...

I'm not so keen on the colour scheme, but all kudos to you achieving that lacing with the Venetian border. I have one, and I doubt if I could do it.

I've set my sky box to record all yours and Julia's shows, after I found the odd one on IW. (I don't want to miss a minute!)

Lin W said...

how do you come up with these ideas?. I for one like it and love the colour combo, have had my micro beads for about a month now and still not used them.
xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card but not my cup of tea, good job everyone is different. Must give the lacing a try, looking forward to your shows. Take care. Jess xx

martine said...

Hi sue very diffrent card but it works lol xxx
all the best martine xxx

Anonymous said...

I saw you do this last time on tv and thought how intricate it was - I'm always using my venetian borders one way or another but will now have to give this one a try. Looking forward to tomorrow! Yvonne xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. I am not to sure about today's card. I think maybe there is just to much ribbon on it. Also I am not to keen the colours. Sorry. I do love the Venetian borders though. I cannot wait to try mine out in October!! I am recording all of yours and Julia's shows. I cant wait to see you on tv tomorrow. Have a lovely day, love Tres x x x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue ,this ones not for me sorry.

I like the background paper ,but sadly the lacing covers most of it up

I think perhaps a thinner lighter lacing would work for me .

Take Care
Elaine H X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, This could be a very man-card with the bold colours. I love the lacing. It is always difficult to get the photo to show exactly what it is like, but for me it is good and extremely clever.

Love Rosemarie xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Love the idea of the design but must say not sure about the colour combo-maybe does look better in real life.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
I like this card and the idea will lend itself to other papers and ribbons too. I hate tea but love coffee so this will do for me!
Margaret

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Love the lacing, just not sure about colours. nice card though
Margaret L

Ruthie said...

VEry unusual colours and bold too, The ribbon work is a great idea. Looking forward to watching what surprises you have in store for us tomorrow.

Kate's Cards said...

Hmmn not my cup of tea, but an absolute work of art!!

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
cracking card. Love graphic 45 papers (and the ladies wonderful dresses they wear). I wonder if you have gone through your first jar of micro beads yet? Smashing they are. I have ripped many a boarder trying to do this. now use thickest card I have. i wont be beat lol. Stocking up on fancy buttons at the moment.
Can't wait for the shows
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

lilygee said...

The colours chosen here are striking and the lacing is a great idea but I really think it should have been less - it seems to overpower everything else. Sorry Sue - sometimes though cards look much nicer in the flesh than they do in their photographs - this may be one of those cards.
love lilygee
xxx

barbiepinkfairy said...

Hi Sue, sorry this doesn't work for me. I don't like the colour combo and it is too busy for me. Can't wait for yours and Julia's shows this week what a treat!

Carol H said...

Love the background but the lacing doesn't work for me, sorry.

vanessa said...

Hi Sue, Love the layout & the dies you have used but its not a me card, I feel it is just the colours that are putting me off. Cant wait until tomorrow, can you give us an idea of what is going to be the shows ? take care vanessa xx

sue said...

Morning Sue,
A very different card today, I like the colours you've used. Not too sure about the lacing, but that's just me.
Hugs Sue M x

Ita said...

Morning Sue,the jury is out on this one for me,i think there is too much going on,I love all the parts on their own,paper,ribbon devinecolour ,but put them all togeather i think it does not work ,sory sue
Smiles
Ita

magpie said...

Hi Sue, this is certainly different but quite nice all the same. The 2nd & 3rd photographs seem to show the true colour of the ribbon more than the 1st photo. Having those pictures in your mind when you look at the background colour of the butterflies it matches & looks lovely with the bit of rust in the wings breaking it up. Love the colour combinations too. Lovely card xx Love Karen xx

CraftyJo said...

Thanks for giving the close-up shots for the lacing - really helps to understand how you've done this. It's great!

nmty said...

Hi Sue, like the lace idea, might give this a try with one of the border dies i have.

looking forward to the shows tomorrow.

lv norma

Christine said...

I like it, love the coloursas usual. I always especially admire your colour skills.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

A very different card today Im not sure its my liking but if we all liked the same life would b very boring

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Not too sure about this card. I like the idea but not sold on the whole. xXx

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue, very different card, not sure that I would make it myself but you do all these so well which in turn inspires us.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

lainey said...

love that colour Sue, fab use of ribbon!! lainey x

Laura O said...

like the lacing with ribbon will have to give it a go.Laura O

CathyinMN said...

Very different, but I really like the lacing effect -- it's just too bad it had to hide so much of the pretty background paper.

Vie Carter said...

Hi Sue

unfortunately this card is not for me, although I can appreciate the design

It does not work for me - but for others it will

It would not do if we all thought the same

Vie
x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I have to be honest and I never thought I would say this - but this card is not for me! This is the first time ever that I have not liked a card on your blog. Sorry! Love Sam xxx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry but I don't like anything about this card.

Margaret O
xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love the rich colouring in this one and am hoping the Graphic 45 paper will be one of the ones that I have so I can try it.
Looking forward to the shows tomorrow.
Sue xx

Susan White said...

Not mad about this card I'm afraid Sue. Maybe it would look better with thinner ribbon or cord in the lacing technique.

Thanks for coming up with all the daily ideas to inspire us! Susan

Roma said...

Unusual, but I love the colour combo, love the idea for the lacing. Will try till I see for myself.

Sue B said...

WOW this certainly floats my boat. A very different card but very impressive. Love everything about it, the colours, the paper the style of it. Great card Sue.

Sue H said...

hi Sue
I do like the laced together look cards you do, it's really different. I must remember to try that out :D

Rose in Chester said...

It's a lovely card. I LOVE the laced look.
Looking forward to the shows tomorrow....... Set to record already

Marlene said...

Love the lace effect but shame to cover up the background Don't work to hard tomorrow but know you will as you share so many good tips will be watching c&C X

Barbara said...

Like the layout and the colours, but I feel that a narrower ribbon would be much better, it then you would be able to see the patterned paper underneath.

Barbara

Granny Ado said...

I like the colouir combo. Love the lacing idea which could be done with other dies. Must try!

Claveh said...

What a different way of using ribbons, not sure about the colours but I love the technique. xxx

jennywren1947 said...

what a super card sue love everything about it
hugs chris x

sheila said...

HiSue, beautiful card and colours, just a tad too much ribbon for me. Best wishes for your shows tomorrow

brenda said...

A bit too fussy for me but love the colours x

hazel said...

Hi Sue, like the style of the card but not sure on the colours although i love teal. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow xx hazel

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, as you said, not everyones cup of tea, maybe just the colours, as the layout is fab. Bx

Crafty Carol said...

Wow, what lovely colours! I can't watch the shows, sadly work gets in the way, but I will record them :)

sued99 said...

I like the colours but I prefer something a bit simpler.

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
I absolutely love the colour combination, the venetian borders, background paper & bows...though while the lacing is a lovely idea, I feel the ribbon is a little too broad!
Sorry you can't please all of us all the time!
I look forward to seeing the 3pm show, I'm working during the early shows:(
Hope you had a great day, enjoy tomorrow!
Lara xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Evening Sue,
LOVE the colours, a sophisticated combination: Not sure about all that lacing though it seems too much and such a pity to cover up that beautiful paper! Looking forward to your shows tomorrow - no doubt I'll be tempted to buy more than I should!!
Sue

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue, looking forward to your shows!!!

Julie said...

Hi Sue, I'm definitely on the fence with this card lol! I looked at it first thing this morning and just thought there was way too much green! The paper is so lovely it seems such a shame to cover it all up. I've come back to post as I didn't get time earlier and the more I look at it, the more it grows on me - I'm getting to be really fickle lol!

Looking forward to tomorrow's shows. I'll be at work but I will be recording the shows which will give me something to look forward to when I get home. Phoebe's at school camp but I have strict instructions not to delete the shows until she's watched them at the weekend.

Have a lovely day @ C&C tomorrow.

Julie (and Phoebe) xx

Vivi Morais said...

Perfect!!
Perfect!!
Perfect!!

Anonymous said...

Its a bit to much for me but love the colours, sky set ready to record the shows tomorrow.hugs melody

Dawn Louise said...

I actually like this card, it's different, and a good idea, thanks sue

Charmayne Ferrier Brown said...

I adore the colours. The teal colour is just the sort of thing I would love on a card if it were given to me. It is my 40th soon and I know I will mostly get shop bought floral cards! Perhaps I will 'card lift' this idea and give it to myself on behalf of my children!

guffie said...

beautiful colours, love that teal ribbon xx gail in eatbourne

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue, Somehow this card is too busy for me, I normally like lots of bows and ribbons but this card has got loads of things on top of each other to absorbed in. I do apologise as I do love all your card. Thanks Sue, love Aggie xxx

Stella Wright said...

not my seen this card maybe its the colours.Sorry sue i usualy love your cards even have them e=mailed so i can save them.But please keep up the good work x

hazel said...

Love Love these colours Sue.Might not be everyone's colours but I love them also love the design x

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Well I love this card..I love the colour combination and the way you've used the dies..:)..It's always nice to see something different..love Carole..xx

jordiegirl said...

Love the lacing on this - not sure about the colours for me however my sister would love them.

Yvette said...

i love the colour combination and the idea behind this card Sue, maybe a bit heavy for some tastes, but its a great talking point, and gives us ideas on how to use elements of it for our own cards, thanks

Su said...

Definitely not for the faint hearted amongst us - lol! The more I look at it, the more it grows on me.... yes definitely... I do like it and those colours together are just so rich... lovely!

Su (Soop)