Monday, 5 November 2012

Elegant Fronds

Morning all!  I was so hoping to get to demo this one for you at some point, but since the embossing folder, the background stamp, the Justrite stamps and the label shape sold out, it wasn't to be.  This card is a nice example of the fun you can have with large patterned stamps.  I have used the Elegant Fronds for this one.  I started by inking a piece of Coconut white card with several colours of Distress ink.  I used  Shutters, Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage and randomly applied them with a piece of cut 'n dry foam, overlapping  and blending them.  Once I was satisfied with the coverage, I made sure that it was good and dry, using both a heat tool and then an antic static pad to remove any moisture.  This is very important for this technique and remember that Distress inks will stay wet quite a while too.  Next I stamped my Elegant Fronds using a clear Perfect Medium over my inked card.  I heat embossed with clear powder.  Using the Stormy Sky distress ink from the pad, I rubbed it into all the non embossed areas to bring out the pattern.  I cut out a frame using the largest 20 die and then skipping a size so the frame was a bit wider to show off the pattern.  I mounted it on foam pieces.  Next I stamped the Fleur de lis labels 20 stamp by JustRite designs on white card using a clear perfect medium pad.  I heat embossed it with white powder.  I stamped the sentiment in the centre with a Cobalt Blue Archival pad.  I mounted my frame over this piece, lining it up to show off the design.  Next I embossed my background using the Tied Together embossing folder.  I extended the pattern for a larger area.  I tied a double bow from the aqua silky crush ribbon.  Using the largest flower in the Bitty Blossoms set, I made a beaded flower by adhering a sticky sheet to my white card prior to cutting.  By peeling back a small section of the backing paper then beading it, you are sure to not only get good coverage, but keep it from sticking to itself too.  I seated my flower in the centre of my bow with a sticky glue dot.  I not only added a pearl to the centre of my flower, but placed one at every junction in the embossed background.  I matted the entire piece on blue card, then did a double white pierced mat to finish it off.  Think about all the fun colour combos you can try with this technique!  All for now, Sue x



159 comments:

Pam said...

A stunning card today Sue, love the combination you have used and that flower is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - a really eye catching focal point and the Tied Together background with the pearls is just lovely.
Rgs
Clare W

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue....Beautiful card...Love the colour combo you have used, like you say all the colour combo's you can try...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
Stunning card once again, love the colours plus my favouite embellishment a "Rose"
I ordered these Stamps etc:- from C&C for some reason they have gone walkabout. Having terrible issues with them......however that is another story.
Thank you for all the information and inspiration
Have a Great Day

Patricia

Jan.moogie said...

Love the colours and the card is WOW x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, that frame is just lovely. The tied together embossing folder is such a fabulous pattern. Bx

Missmizog said...

Love this die. I use it loads. Beautiful card Sue.
Sue

Gail said...

Morning Sue, it caught my eye the second I opened your page. My favourite colours, and with the embossing folder I really like. How can I not have a go at this card...
Gail C. x

Hellma said...

Stunning card Sue, not my fave color but I know a lady who would hyperventilate if she was to get this so away I go to CAS your card.

Linda said...

what a stunning card
hugs Linda

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, so you manage to o it again, I so want to try this card. I just adore the Tied Together embossing folder it's so elegant.

Wilma x x

foxyg said...

Gorgeous. Card Sue. I love the Labels 20 dies.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
The card is lovely and I just saw the photos from your trip, a bittersweet trip no doubt. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, love this card. I must keep trying to get the tied together folder, it sells out so quickly, Mabex

melanie said...

what a beautiful card ,melanie

Sonia Jones said...

Morning Sue wow another lovely card i love the colours you've used but then green is one of my favourites! What freat pictures of your Savannah trip. And i love the names of the shops. Great sense of humour! Hugs Sonia X

Karen R said...

Sue, this is so gorgeous, love the colours, so crisp, and the flower is terrific. Stunning card xx

Christine Harrop said...

Just beautiful Sue! Christine

dutchess said...

Morning Sue from a very frosty Selby......I just love what you have achieved with this card, really beautiful...still hant tried beading my flowers yet and really must have a go it looks so stunning.....hope you have a lovely day looks like good walking weather here....hugs

Izzwizz said...

Love all that heat embossing and the colours are beautiful. Maddy x

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Just beautiful, I have used glitter in place of micro beads (don't have any yet).
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A truly stunning card, love the colours of distress, love the stamping and embossing, love the flower and the bow is truly gorgeous. Truly stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Simply stunning! Love the colours and everything about this card.

love Jean x

Ladock girl said...

Great card today Sue, love the colour. The bow looks like it's made of very fine tissue paper, it's very delicate and not overpowing at all with it being a big bow. All in all a lovely card. Linda xxx

fame01 said...

what a stunner of a card i havent the stamps or the die but i love all you have done with this one .. hugs sarah ..xx

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Just love this 'elegant fronds' card...

June x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful beautiful card for a very dull morning. The colour scheme is fantastic and again less is more is just for today. I love the background folder - it just looks like quilting and so luxurious. As you say so many colour schemes could be used and so many would love to receive such a card.
Janet x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
I just love the frame, the colours, the stamp, it is so striking, altogether a really stunning card.
Have a great day everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful and elegant card, love the colour too.

Donna Jones

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Everything about this card sings to me. Love it.

Val in Spain xxx

Heather said...

Beautiful Sue! As always! LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Anonymous said...

lovelt card sue, love the flower judith x

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
What a lovely stylish card. Love the colour and flower. X

Anonymous said...

So elegant, Sue
Could be used for many occasions.
Must get Tied Together - such a lovely effect.

'P' in Wales.

Lin W said...

Love it.Colours are great
xxx

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card love the two colours together, more things to add to my NEC shopping list....Hugs xx

auscrafts said...

stunning card for today ,very eye catching

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Good morning Sue
A gorgeous card and love the colour's you have used
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Debbie Tinks said...

lovely card sue love the colour

lainey said...

beautiful background Sue. lainey x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Not my favourite, but then I'm not much of a green fan. Do love the texture and the label shape though

Julia Watts said...

Beautiful card. Love the Elegant Fronds stamp. Julia xxxx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
This is such an amazing card love everything about it.

Vick said...

Oh SUE,
I love this and its a card, i feel, even beginners can do especially with your tuition, have a great day, Hugs Vick xx
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. I envy the perfection of your flowers, and the bows, I need to collect ribbons!!!! I am always in awe of your flowers and bows.
Audrey x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous card again this morning I hope the stamps are going to be back in stock.
Hugs x

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue, loving the colours and techniques xx hazel

Marion said...

Hi Sue love how you have done the label part ,and the tied together folder is my all time favourite folder .Love Marion

Maryann said...

Oh my this is soooooo gorgeous Sue. I absolutely love this one here, especially the background looks like a million to me.

Clare said...

Lovely card, very elegant.

Clare x

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
What else is there to say but beautiful !
LoveMarg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Another winner, beautiful all round even the big bow which is not usually something I like but it fits this card so well.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

debs said...

Morning sue i love this card im loving the colours. I will be having a go at this one as my grand calibur will be coming home tomorrrow as it went back to spellbinders for repair it went on the 31scant bellieves its only been a week.and no cost to me what a wonderfull service. Your picci are lovely i bet you were so proud to see your mum and dads names were o the placks

Take care

DebsArtliff

Ann said...



Hi Sue

What a Gorgeous card so elegant Labels 20 is my favourite die for elegant shapes. Lovin the way you have inked and then embossed must get those stamps....

Hugs Annx without an "e"

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, love the flower

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I just love the card so pleased that I got the tied together embossing folder.....just wonderful! Take care Love Michelle xxx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a fabulous card, you dont notice how wonderful it is until you look closely but those stamps are amazing

Sue xxx

guffie said...

good morning sue, what a stunning card the combination of colours you have used just works so beautifully, topped of with those lovely pearls giving the card that little touch of class xx gail from eastbourne

nancyd said...

Morning Sue,a gorgeous card love this embossing
folder and with the pearls is so classy.
I made the one from yesterday last
night and it turned out okay i was
quite pleased with it. So glad you shared your
photo's with us they are so moving.
Nancyd xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

The technique you used on the frame looks wonderful - another on "to try" list
love from Jackie D

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, a simple but stunning card today, love the splash of colour against the white. Emma

Maggie said...

Good morning. What a fabulous card. I shall have a go this morning to recreate it using my favourite autumnal colours. Wow. xx

kimberley said...

absolutely gorgeous Sue.have these dies and stamps so all ready to go! you could also use any sentiment,thanks again,take care,x.

Lacelady said...

It's no good, I'm just going to have to buy that 20 die - I've been eyeing it for a while now, 'cos it's really pretty.

Victoria said...

Elegance indeed. I love everything about this card! Stunning.

hotpotato said...

just love these colours.

Joan Donaldson said...

A beautiful card Sue, I think I need that die.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely beautiful - need I say more?!

Anonymous said...

An absolutely beautiful card Sue. Definitely need this die. Thank you for showing your photos - it must have been a very moving experience for you, especially as we are now coming up to Remembrance Sunday. Loved the names of the shops too! Best wishes Yvonnexx

Crafty Lark said...

Stunning and I love the colours. xx Flora

Julie Mac said...

Lovely card this morning, silky crush ribbon is simply gorgeous! I've got these stamps and folders so i'll have a go at this today
Julie x

Susan White said...

Love the colour combination and technique used on the frame for the sentiment. Very eye catching!

Julie Mac said...

Hi,
please can someone tell me if aqua silky crush ribbon is the same as teal silky crush ribbon?
Thanks, Julie

Jackie Calvert said...

lovely card Sue, in fact stunning

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Sue
I am lucky enough to have the tied together embossing folder but not the others .
The card is so adorable and looks achievable for me
Am looking forward to tomorrows POD on I/W
Hugs Sue XXX

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today, really 'less is more' one of my favourite colours too. Really nice to see photos of your remembrance trip for yesterdays blog too.
Carole N x

JackieP said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, once again, look forward evey day to seeing something different.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card today, clean , crisp and simple , love it .

Elaine H X

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Hi Sue
I just love the card so pleased that I got the tied together embossing folder it is so versatile love the colour of this card but am having probs getting card this colour

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, A beautiful card, clean, crisp and love the colours.
The rose is gorgerous, you are so talented, my flowers are getting better by the day.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Ayelet Barkay said...

Great card! I love the colors. The bow with the flower is awesome!!!

Bosquie said...

Super card yet again Sue. Hope you've recovered from your flight.XX

nannapat said...

Beautiful just isn't enough to describe this card. I absolutely love it Sue and yet it seems quite simple to do. Yet another winning design. Pat x

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Hi Sue, having problems getting my posts to go on via my phone lately & I can't copy & paste in blogger on my phone, so I'm on my main Mac today. Makes a change...
Love today's card. The colours 'pop' but as you said the colours can easily be done in lots of combos. The reason I bought so many of the 4 day deals on C&C the other week was because this card was held up to see. I saw the gorgeous effect of the stamps on that background. The shape of labels 20 is so elegant, especially used with those stamps. The quality of the JustRite range is superb & I love the fact I can put them in a folder for storage. I also bought the silk crush ribbon & an additional pot of mirco beads to what I already had. I'm still shocked how much I bought the last few months! Best not buy any more offers as I have Christmas to pay for yet. Claire xxx

susan ward said...

I have just purchased the A4lattice m-bossability folder can't wait for it to arrive you always give me so much inspiration fantastic card as always
sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue absolutley stunning, love everything about this one. Thanks for sharing the photo's of your trip with us, it must have been very emotional.

Best wishes Edwina

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful elegant card.
Gr, Elly,Roemenie

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue another lovely yet simple card and the colours are great.I'm definitely going to invest in labels 20 and the justrite stamps they just work so well together.looking forward to julias potd tomorrow and can you let us know when you're likely to be on our screens so I know to put some money aside!!! Thanks love lesley

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue, another stunning card with my favourite colours. Can't wait to acquire my own Labels 20 and the just rite stamps! Look forward to your blog every day!
Val C x

Ruthie said...

Gorgeous, this die and the just right stamps are on my shopping list. the colour is great.

Paper Junkie said...

Love this card Sue. I managed to track down a tied together folder when it was re-released and I love it. What a lovely way to say thank you! X

Marianna Hammer said...

A lovely card. Very effective and elegant :)

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
well the times i have dried the ink and then spread what i had on my hands all over my work lol
Smashing card, wish we had seen you make it. Love that embossing folder(and got it). And have ordered the bitty blossom dies yo.
Smashing colour. The bows well i can never quite get them the same. Thanks for the inspiration. Fab card ,
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
wonderful card and wonderful colours.
Just love the effect of the work with the ditress inks.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Christine said...

Beautiful design, gorgeous colour, great components, wonderful card!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

joy said...

Hi Sue
Love every thing about the card.
I dont have the elegant fonds but it on my list.
joyce.e

Howdy said...

Brilliant card, sue and I loved all the stuff about war. Very interesting.

CraftyJo said...

Stunning card Sue, thanks again for all the detailed descriptions - it really helps (as do the close-up photos).

Maid of Kent said...

Beautiful card the colours are so gorgeous. I love the names of the Distress inks. Another Sue masterpiece. Hugs Ann

Tres said...

Hi Sue a lovely card today. I love this labels 20 die set. I think I will just have to buy it. The tied together background folder is great to. I love the bow and the flower to. An elegant and classy card love Tres x x x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Just love the card. It looks so tranquil and the colours are just right for me.
Evis.

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the teal colour. Must go and buy labels 20, I NEED it!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration x

Jill Liddle said...

Lovely, lovely card.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. I love the colours.
You are an inspiration to us all.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, love the layour and the colours, going to try this later on today for my SIL's birthday.

regards
lorraine - scotland
xxx

Laura O said...

stunning card Sue,The tied together folder is fab.loved looking at the photos you posted yesterday,looks like you had a great time.Laura O

salem said...

wow card love all so adaptable could make a different card by changing colors

Didleydimo m said...

Hi Sue, wow! I love the colours even though they wouldn't be my first choice of colours. As you say the colour combos are endless. xx

greendragon said...

Fab card Sue. I love the tied together embossing folder, it looks great on all the cards you make.

AnneRD said...

A beautiful card Sue, and such detailed instructions. Thank you. Anne

Vie Carter said...

Great card Sue

Vie
x

SerenePolly said...

Thanks Sue Another lovely card to add to the collection of inspirations. I didn't manage to get the stamps either but will be trying again!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Christine
xx

Kylemore Kards said...

Now this is beautiful. I made one quite like it last week using the same dies, etc. Love the background embossing folder, I use it a lot. Thanks again Sue. Luv Hil xo

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Yet again I have to repeat myself sorry, but this card is absloutely beautiful.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A really stunning card love the colour combo. I must invest in Labels 20, I have other Labels dies
but not this one - I think I NEED it!!!
Thanks for shareing your photos, How proud you must have felt seeing your Mom and Dads names in the roll of honour.
Love BrenLel

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue. xx

nikkib said...

Beautiful card Sue... elegant, understated but stunning all the same..... x

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful

Mol x

baconbits said...

Afternoon Sue,
What an amazing card, i was really hoping that you would be able to demo these items as you would have a great take on them and so you did. This is a truly amazing card, i really like the mixing of the inks. Will be giving this one a try.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Janice K said...

Sue this is stunning in both colour and design. I'm very pleased as I already own the 'ingredients' so have no excuse (other than time!) not to have a go myself, thank you for the wonderful ideas.x

trish from Wolverhampton xxx said...

This is my favorite ebossing folder. Just love it.

Carole Z said...

Wow this is gorgeous Sue, not just the design, but the colours too, Carole Z X

cebelica said...

Beautiful card.

maxine h said...

I love the colours in this one Sue, its so pretty. Love love love it!!
As always gorgeous!
Big hugs
Max xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card. Beautiful.
Margaret L.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I didn't really appreciate what you had done until I saw the close up picture - wow is all I can say. It looks amazing.
Beverley W

Deeville said...

stunning card love the colour back to your best

tracy w said...

Hello Sue
you have done it again excellent card please keep it up thankyou tracy w x

brenda said...

Love everything about this card Sue, the colour, the embossing folder The design so elegant x

Gay, New Malden said...

Sue another excellent card. I really love this. Is there any chance of the tied together embossing folder being made as an
A4 folder. It would sell out.

snowqueen62 said...

I just love love love this card one of my absolute favourites.
Thanks for sharing this one Sue x
Hugs Sue x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card in its simplicity!! I love it. Hugs Sam xxx

lilygee said...

really love the fronds stamp Sue and the lovely rose
love lilygee xx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Sue, I love what you've done here. I really like playing around with different techniques to make my own background papers. This is totally gorgeous, LOVE the colours you've used and teamed with all that luscious texture. Totally Awesome!

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Addicted to your blog said...

I love this card particularly cos it incorporates 2 of my favourite embossing folders. I'm definitely gonna try this one myself perhaps using my heirloom ornaments die instead. Thanks for the inspiration Sue, as always your instructions make it possible even for novices like me!

Alice x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card from you. as of the one from yesterday.the black and white one of the bauble and all the pearl dots in the middle. I'm sure that you did that one on C&C some time back, because I tried to emulate you, but it didn't work out right. still betterluck next time. Hope your on C&C sometime soon as I miss your lovely demoes.rgs Avis

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue

What a lovely card, I really need that embossing folder, and I love the colours.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
I love what you've done with the distress inks. A beautiful card.
Joan B.

Jane said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card amazing the colors are lovely, the crushed ribbon is my Favorite the flower is beautiful.

Jane xx

jennywren1947 said...

fabulous card sue love how u used the different inks and the back ground
hugs chris x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I love the embossing folder you used i have it and use it all the time,the card it very nice looks quite easy to do will have a go xx Jean Z

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I love this embossing folder and it has gone onto my NEED's list A Beautiful card Sue and I love the flower as well xXx

magpie said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful Sue x Love the distress ink combination that you've used, gorgeous colours. Plus with my favourite folder Tied Together & those Just Rite stamps they make a stunning result! xx Love Karen xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue, one of my favourites, so elegant but simple to make in many colours.

Linda said...

Stunning Sue, lovely stamps and the shape is lovely too. Loving the colours you have used too.

Hugs
Lindaxxx

Paula Gale said...

This is gorgous Sue - very generous with those pearls... I bet the cosmic shimmer pearls would be more economical... Love that rose - it doesn't seem to look like one of those spiral ones - you can usually tell, but this one looks like one you've spent much more time on doing.

Paula x x x

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
It's already been said so I'll just repeat! This is a stunningly, amazingly, gorgeously beautiful card and I love, love, love it!
I always know when one of your cards has really wowed me when I just can't wait to press the print button! (I keep my favourites in a file. The idea being I will then be able to make them all. The reality is an awful lot of gazing in admiration and even more time spent in deciding which one to try! It's all very enjoyable though.
Thank you Sue,
Sue xx















gazing in admiration and wistful sighing for the

Su said...

Lovely card Sue, love the Tied Together background... so clean and simple but absolutely eye catching! Great colours too!

Su (Soop)

iggy said...

absolutely beautiful..i love that folder & have made many cards myself using that & the cosmic shimmers,... [ wish we could have more colours PLEASE ]..

Meg said...

I just love everything about this card Sue.

Margaret O
xxx

Sue E said...

Lovely. How do you get the tiny holes all round the edge please?
Sue

julie laz said...

again sue a lovely card, the flower is lovely' you give us so much to think about with our dies' crafty hugs julie x

Claveh said...

Beautiful Sue, I love the colours and for some reason these sort of backgrounds always remind me of decorated cakes, I am always thinking about food, I can't think why!! LOL!! xxx

Christine said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card and a beautiful combination of colours.
Love the Ties Together background.
Hugs
Christine x

jordiegirl said...

I love the Tied Together folder - so this is a beautiful card in my opinion.

catherine said...

just such an elegant and stylish look to this one Sue and love the pop of green
x catherine

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue, this is stunning. I think it would make a great wedding invitation and you could just change the colour of the bow if you wanted to tie in with your bridesmaids' colours.

Michelle E xx

Craftychris said...

Stunning! My favourite folder and label - the perfect combination! xx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue,
Can I make a request, I hope you can get us back the Justrite stamps especially the Christmas baubles and labels 20. I know they're kinda pricey but they're worth it! The main attraction on this card for me is the stamps of labels 20...they're so pretty. As always, no one can ever beat 'Simplicity'...it's beauty speaks for itself! Thank you so much, lots of love, Aggie xxx