Thursday, 8 November 2012

Silky Crush Flowers

 Hi bloggers!  You know that I love using flowers on cards, but sometimes they can take so much time and quite a bit of card or felt to make.  The flowers on today's card are the perfect alternative since you use your left over little bits of ribbon.  When I say little bits, I mean it too.  Less than an inch will do it!  I probably over did them a bit, but I got carried away making them and just wanted to use them all!  So the card is a true cascade of flowers.  First thing I did though was to cover my background with a sticky sheet of adhesive and micro bead it for texture.  You can see them better in the close up pics below.  Next I cut the largest size of Labels 20 out of milk coloured card.  I embossed it with the Mystic embossibility to give it a nice pattern. I used some Antique Linen ink to distress it a bit and then added the matching pearl Nestabling to the edge.  I stamped the Justrite Fleur de Lis Labels 20 stamp using Tea Dye Distress ink.  I didn't want it to be a real solid image so I used a distress ink rather than a permanent Archival type ink for this.  I stamped the sentiment in the centre afterwards and cut it out with the matching Labels 20 die.  I added it to the centre of my focal element using mounting foam.  Next came the flowers (all the flowers!)  Using of champagne silky crush ribbon, I handcut small circles out of it.  You can use either two circles or three circles of varying sizes to make your flowers.  Hold them in the centre with a pokey tool on a heatproof craft mat.  using your heat tool in short bursts (move it in and then away quickly), melt the edges of the ribbon.  You will very quickly and others may take a few bursts to do all the edges.  I used Cosmic Shimmer glue in the centre of each of the pieces, then put a stick pin through them until they dried.  Once dry, I added a flatback pearl to the middle of each of them and then used glue dots to put them onto my card.  When I was happy with the arrangement, I added a bit of CS glue under each of them to make sure they stayed securely to the micro beaded background.  I pierced the edges and added some pearl swirls as accents.  I had a nice time making a card I really liked and using up some of those leftover bits of ribbon I always have!  All for now, Sue x


156 comments:

Pam said...

I love this card, it is so pretty and the flowers are gorgeous, and why not overdo them when they look so spectacular. The colour theme is perfect for this card.

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I am so glad that you have posted this card today because I saw you demo theses flowers on C&C and wanted a closer look at the technique. There are never too many flowers on a card lol
Hugs x

Linda said...

What a lovely card, the flowers are very beautiful
hugs Linda

Hellma said...

Wonderful card Sue, yet another way to make flowers and a beautiful display.

Ladock girl said...

Great card Sue, just love those flowers. Linda xxx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue. You can never get enough flowers and these are so cute, once again you give us crafters something different to try. Love the colours on this card.

Wilma x x

Jose said...

Gorgeous card, and love those flowers, and thank you for telling us how you made them, must try this... Jose

Beth Peake said...

nice card Sue. Like the text backgrounds on cards because it gives it something else to focus on as you look around the card.

Keep it up

luv n hugs

Beth

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue...What a beautiful card...I love the flowers...

Happy crafting
Chrissie...

nuttinanni said...

you come with some truly amazing ideas, have always thrown out odd bits of wide ribbon, so now have a use for them thank you.card is beautiful.

baconbits said...

Morning,

Another amazing creation. Really loving the flowers. The way your mind works is simply amazing now we wil truly haveno waste.
Havea great day
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue What a beautiful card.... Love it!It was great yesterday watching Julia do pick of the day and she made me smile when she said if it stays down long enough then Sue will put micro beads on it! Love Michelle xxx

Didleydimo m said...

Morning Sue. Love the flowers and a good flat flower if posting your card. I like how they cascade across the card xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, Love these flowers and you certainly can never have too many flowers on a card.
Love the subtle colours.
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the flowers.
Kathleen x

fame01 said...

oh sue i like this card so much how elegant is this . i think i may have to get the labels 20 dies they are a set i dont have well at the min lol . hugs sarah ..xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - really realistic - and to think they are made from scraps - amazing!
Rgs
Clare W

Crafty Kitten said...

Fantastic card Sue. Just loving those flowers and I agree with an earlier comment too - you can NEVER have enough flowers! LOL
You have given me just the inspiration I needed.
hugs
Dawn xx

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
What a great idea to use up bits of ribbon to make those beautiful flowers, love the cascade effect.

Donna Jones

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, a card can never have too many flowers on, and this one is a really beautiful example. Bx

auscrafts said...

love this idea for the flowers

Karen R said...

What a clever idea, must have mised that show as I have not seen it before. Love flowers on a card and this one is great

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, FAB FLOWERS and FRUGAL too!! Love the card, Mabex

foxyg said...

Love the flowers Sue - what a clever idea. Card is gorgeous.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a lovelly card the colours are beautifull. Everything goed together really well. Im going to have ago at this one if you dont mind. Take care sue.


Debs Artliff

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue what a lovelly card the colours are beautifull. Everything goed together really well. Im going to have ago at this one if you dont mind. Take care sue.


Debs Artliff

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

What a great idea for using all the little bits of left over ribbon! Love it.

love Jean x

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow this is a really clever card, I wish I could master the flower making technique guess I need to practice. Love this one.

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Not only are those flowers lovely, they are also VERY GREEN. I hate throwing anything away and consequently got stuff all over the place. Now I shall use my bits of ribbon up!
I love every bit of the card! It's set me up for the day.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue gorgeous card. Love the flowers. x

Lacelady said...

Wow, Sue, waste not, want not with the flowers. I didn't see a mention of which script stamp you used on the background, or was it already printed that way?

And no, it doesn't look like too many flowers to me.

Victoria said...

Gorgeous flowers Sue. Great idea. Love the colours too.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the flowers would not have believed they where bits of ribbon, I can see me going through my ribbon bit box to have ago at these and will be alot easier for posting.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

cheekypaws said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and really love all the flowers. I must have missed that show on how to do then. I must try and watch and record the show.
Love Elaine

cheekypaws said...

Hi Sue
Love the card and really love all the flowers. I must have missed that show on how to do then. I must try and watch and record the show.
Love Elaine

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
Not so sure about this card but I love all of the elements. X

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful card, love the colours, the flowers are great, another great idea, thank you, I would proberbly end up with a little pile of ash, hee hee.
Hope you and your Mum are well.
Have a great day today.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card sue like the flowers flatter so easy to send in the post. must try

Izzwizz said...

Gorgeous flowers sue, who cares if they are ott when it's so cold outside :-) love the stamping on the label too. Maddy x

Celina Dee said...

Fantastic card and brilliant idea for ribbon flowers!! It was a stroke of genius to think it up.
Things like this is the reason I always look at this blog 1st thing every morning LOL :)

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, this is such a gorgeous card, love the colours and style. The flowers are beautiful too. Hugs xx

Maryann said...

Beautiful card here Sue, and these flowers are awesome, and we all always have lots of these tiny ribbonends left, so this is a great idea. Will have to try this soon.

Lin W said...

WOW i love the flowers,will no doubt give them a try.
xxx

hazel said...

Lovely card Sue love the colour and those flowers are wonderful too. Thank you for the flower technique will have to give that one a try xx hazel

Elizabeth said...

Morning Sue, what a fantastic technique for making flowers. Will definitely have to have a go with that. They look so pretty and would be less bulky to put in the post. I sorted my ribbon box out last week - it was just a jumbled mess so this is a great way for using up the odd scraps.
Elizabeth x

lainey said...

those flowers are amazing Sue!! must try that :) lainey x

catherine said...

Such a stunning arrangement with the flowers Sue and love the colour choices
x catherine

beachie said...

Hi Sue
My favourite theme, flowers, you can never have too many. They are just gorgeous. Just love this card, I must have missed you showing those flowers. Must study your method.
Audrey x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love all the flowers you've made.

Clare x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I haven't tried melting the ribbon but it is effective ! Like the card and the colours Sue!
LoveMarg

maxine h said...

What a great way to use up all the oddments of ribbon Sue, I'm definately going to try this one as I think the flowers on this card are lovely, and no you haven't overdone it lol you can never have too many flowers!
Big hugs
Maxine xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love those flowers, will be trying that out definitely, thanks.

Joesgrandma said...

Soi beautiful Sue! Love it!

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Love the way you have cascaded the flowers down the card, so pretty, also love the colours you have used.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Carol H said...

The flowers are just beautiful and I love the colour theme.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, LOVE those flowers, such a brilliant idea and the effect is stunning!! Will definitely give this a try!!!

kimberley said...

Saw you do these flowers on c&c and thought it was another great idea-we all like to get something for nothing.You are a very clever lady-love the card,take care,x.

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Missed the demo on C&C but they look pretty as does the card.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card great colour
and just love the flowers I make all the flowers
you have shown us and just love them
these will be top of list to make
from now on. Nancyd xx

hotpotato said...

I just love these colours as they look so classy and elegant.

guffie said...

Oh wow what lovely flowers Sue they compliment the card so beautifully. brilliant as always xx gail from eastbourne

Anonymous said...

lovely, clever flowers, judith

Ann said...




Hi Sue

Gorgeous card lovin the flowers what a great idea your so clever.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

nannapat said...

Love the flowers Sue - I saw your demo with these on TV. Not too sure about the colours for my taste but I will have to have a go at making flowers using this technique. Pat x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, the flowers are gorgeous

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Just love this card. Silky crushed flowers are gorgeous and I love the colour combination too...

June x

Christine said...

Love it, can't wait to try it!
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, another great card, love the flowers. Take care, Jess

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, love the flowers will have to give them a go.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, You know me and flowers, so these are just another way of making them to add to my flower making enjoyment. Beautiful card.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a fabuluos idea for making flowers.... your card is beautiful

xxx

jackie D said...

Hi Sue,
What an amazing way of using ribbon, another for my "to try" list!!
love from Jackie D

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, fab card and thank you for showing us yet another way to make flowers. They are delicious! Emma

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card and also those super flowers.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

A very pretty card , thank you for showing us the flowers ,will be having a try of them later, but whats the betting they wont come out as good as yours haha .

Take Care
Elaine H X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, you've done it again! You truly are an inspiration. Those flowers are gorgeous. I also love the labels 20 die - such a useful shape- I think I'm going to have to get it and the justrite stamps are great too. The list is getting longer & longer - now I just need the money!!!!

Anonymous said...

Another great card Sue and the flowers are so clever. Will have to give them a try as I have lots of 'bit's of ribbon which I don't know what to do with - and now I do! Yvonnexx

Ger said...

A really luxurious card! Going to experiment now with different ribbons, see which ones work well with this. Ger x.

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

However did you come up with this flower idea?
You are truly amazing. Must give this a go.


Erica x

Jackie Calvert said...

Lovely idea for scraps of ribbon. In fact why wait till you've got scraps!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic idea with the ribbon flowers, they look stunning. I have just bought some of that ribbon so now there will be no waste for me.
Lovely card.
Ria

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Wow This card is beautiful and with a very different way to make flowers. I'll need to give this a try Sue Thanks xXx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue love this card and the flowers are amazing I will definitely have to give them a go! Enjoyed the potd shows with julia,shame we didn't get to see as many shows as usual maybe c+c will learn to order loads more stock one day!! Hope to see you on our screens soon love lesley xx

lilygee said...

Hello Sue,

I saw you demonstrate these on C&C and thought what a wonderfully creative idea it was - thanks for featuring this card and will definitely try them - thanks and hope you are enjoying your stay at home.
love lilygee xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This card looks very opulent I just love all of it. The micro beads on the lovely background paper the pearls and those those beautiful flowers, this is definitely one I will try.
Hope you are having a good day - I am its my birthday have had lots of cards also texts from grandchildren on there way to school/college, Life is great. Love BrenLel

Sue C said...

Wow, I love these flowers. I've a card to make for a friend today so I'm going to have a go at this, thank you xx

martine said...

Hi Sue, wow what a different way to make flower they look beautiful xxx what a beautiful card xxx
all the best Martine xxx

Nicky Chamallow said...

Hi Sue

I love these flowers. Living in France I would like to understand how they are made. Is there a video or tutorial? I have a lot of small pieces of tape and it would be ideal to use. Congratulations on all your cards, I finally used my dies efficiently thanks to you. cordially
Nicky

Rebekah said...

Wow! Fantastic ribbon idea - I've got a box full of lovely bits too nice to throw away!
Rebekah

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant idea for the flowers Sue. Love,love,love the card, can't wait to try this on my next project.
Val C x

Meg said...

The card is lovely Sue and what a brilliant way to make flowers. How do you come up with so any great ideas?

Margaret O
xxx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card Sue, I the flowers turned out really cute.

Paper Junkie said...

Hello Sue - I've always got a box of too good to throw away but what can I do with it? Also have a smallish piece of tuille that will melt when heated. Never thought to make flowers with it but I'm going to give that a go too! X

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I love the flowers. xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
what fabulous flowers and anyway to speed up making them is brill. Fabulous card. Smashing colour. Luxury card i think. Brill job
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

ellyscard creatief said...

Beatyful ,lovely flowers.
Gr, Elly, Roemenie

val jones said...

Good Afternoon Sue. Such a pretty card and love the cascade of flowers.

Val in Spain xxx

ruth jamieson said...

love the card and the flowers are stunning and you can never have too many flowers going to give this a go thanks for all your beautiful ideas
Ruth

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a brilliant way to use up ribbon odds and ends, you are so inspirational. This is a oppulent card, sooo pretty, the microbeaded background is stunning and the flowers are gorgeous, can never gave too many flowers on a card lol.
Hope you are having fun with your Mum.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Pinky said...

Hi Sue. Can't wait to try the flowers - I saw you do them on C&C but forgot all about them...I blame old age! Have a good one Vicki x

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

afternoon Sue
What a beautiful card...I love the flowers & micro beads of course i really need these labels 20

lynda said...

Hi Sue lovely card i love the flowers the more the better and the two tone colour's beautiful hugs Lynda xx

Gail said...

Hi Sue ,
Love the card the flowers are perfect. I would think they are easier for posting.
Gail C x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card for today. I love the silky crush flowers. This is a great idea using ribbons. The rest of the card looks great too !! Love Tres x x x

melody said...

Wow what a good way of using up all the left over bits of ribbon, Lovely card Sue. Hugs Melody xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this is a stunning card and I can't wait to make these flowers. I love how the Antique Linen distress ink lifts the cream card and the colours all tie in beautifully.

Oh and this is my first post, woohoo!!

Michelle E xx

susan ward said...

great card, like the idea of putting beads all over the background
sue xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this card is truly beautiful and those flowers are just divine. It's always great to find a way to use up scraps of ribbon. A really great card. Love Sam xxx

salem said...

love these dies and stamps be nice in red and white too

salem said...

love these dies and stamps be nice in red and white too

CathyinMN said...

Beautiful card. Love the muted colors on it.

Howdy said...

Always did love leftovers.

Susan White said...

A few too many flowers on the card for me, but I love the overall design and colour scheme. Great idea for using up oddments of ribbon though.

Carole Z said...

beautiful card Sue and what a way with the leftovers! Love it! carole Z X

melanie said...

What a stunner and with leftovers .Melanie

Jane said...

Love Love Love today's card.

Jane xx

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
When i watched the demo on the flowers on cc i laughed at myself and said (yes i talk to myself to) what an easier/safer way to do them as i use a tea light (idea from one of my craft mags) so I've tried and tested there good!
Love the card to
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Paula Gale said...

Hi Sue

great card - just my colours!

I love flowers on my projects too - and it's more gratifying if you've made them yourself - even more so if it's using up your scraps!!!

Looking forward to when you are next on TV too... Missed seeing you!!!

Paula x x x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the card i love flowers on cards but always worried the card will not fit in the envelope as the flowers stand up to high but these will be great thanks a lot Jean Z xx

Sonia Jones said...

I wasn't too sure about this card at first but i've decided i like it! The background is brilliant i love the printed papers and with the micro beads over it makes it even more special. As for the flowers i'm going to try making them tonight! Sonia x

Anonymous said...

THe flowers are a must try!!

Great card

Mol x

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card and colours, my gosh those flowers are great, looks like we need a new crafty tool to seal those edges. xx Flora

nikkib said...

what a great idea, better than throwing them away..... I saw you demo this on TV and liked it then... thanks x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card and the flowers are such a great idea for using all the scraps we crafters like to save!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, this card is so nice! I love the script background & what a great way of using up all the odd bits of ribbon! Thank you for this tip, I must admit I missed this one on C&C. Love how you've cascaded them down the card. Beautiful! xx Love Karen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely card. Will have a go with the ribbon and hope I don't burn it and set the house on fire.
God bless
JanNxx

brenda said...

Hi Sue I saw you demo these flowers on C&C but forgot all about them , so glad you you have reminded me , a great idea for using left over bits of ribbon x

tracy w said...

Hello sue
Great card again the flowers look good thankyou tracy w

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Loved the card you did with green silk crush ribbons on C&C the other week. I thought it was such a clever idea. Now seeing this card too just confirms what a stunning effect that ribbon gives after having a heatgun on it :-). I love this colour combo too. Haven't used my silk crush ribbon yet since it came from C&C but I'm tempted to use it just to have a go at this never mind leftovers! Micro beads have become a favourite with me & Labels 20 is such a nice shape to use. Still want to know what your using to pierce the edges? I have a Tim Holtz ruler that has holes in it or I could get my sewing machine out with no thread in it, but would prefer to know what you do really?! I would like to try it on a few cards that need a border. Claire xxx

Shazza said...

glorious card, great idea too x

Anonymous said...

Again great colourway, Sue, similar to Tuesday's card & definitely prefer this one. Thanks for tips re flowers - sounds like a dodgy procedure so of course will have a go!!
Late post because of long frustrating day - found myself at one point near a Hobbycraft store so thought, yeah, Labels 20, Justrite stamps, micro beads. Well, they had never heard of micro beads and though they actually had a few Spellbinders on display, no L20 or the stamps.
Ah well! Thought it would be easy.

'P'in Wales

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, simply wonderful. Love the flower idea.

June x

Barbara said...

Have tried this flower technique with tulle and it looks great, never thought of using ribbon.
The card is gorgeous!!!

jojo said...

Beautiful card,
I'll be making this one myself xx jodie

Julie Mac said...

These flowers are wonderful - I shall definitely be having a go at making these. I agree with other posters, you can never have too many flowers on card!
Julie x

Vie Carter said...

Wonderful card, loved the flowers

Vie
x

dutchess said...

Hi Sue...just back from a fab day at the Nec...spent lots!

love those flowers.....and the whole card....super
hugs

Jean Woodward said...

Hi Sue,

I love the flowers, will give them a try, my Grand Calibur has just turned up today, so I'm very excited to try some of your techniques.

Happy Crafting
Jean x

Janice K said...

A great effective idea for flowers, thanks for the inspiration Sue. x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic card, I love the flowers, I saw you do these on tv and was fascinated, love the colours and the background paper is beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love everything about this one, especially the soft colouring and those gorgeous flowers - will definitely try them soon.
Thanks Sue,
Sue xx

Nana on the Hill said...

Thanks for the ribbon flowers tip Sue, would never have thought of it myself!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Youv'e been and done it again, I do so love these colours, they work so well together, bye for now, hugs. Avis

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...This card is beautiful...and the flowers are gorgeous...I have some of the champagne silky crush and several other colors too...so I will be trying this out for sure.
Thanks for your great ideas.

Take care. Deborah.H. :)

Vick said...

Oh Sue,

WOW i love this card its so stunning and i always save my cut offs of ribbon just incase, i will definitely try this, i did know you could heat slowly ribbons, i do organza as it changes its shape and becomes more like a wired ribbon, but never thought of the silky crush to do flowers defo trying it, thanks for the inspiration, as usual, my friend, hugs, Vick xxx
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Su said...

Oh wow, love this card and the great way you've made the flowers - brilliant!

Su(Soop)

Margaret said...

Oops sorry to be late, but never had time to get to the laptop yesterday. This card is super I love the texture feeling that it brings.
Margaret

bluebell said...

hello love your colour of card today,and those flowers are sooooo nice. hope to see you on t v soon,love bluebell-flowerwood.

Claveh said...

Gorgeous, I love these sorts of colours and vintage styles so right up my street. Great card Sue, thank you. xxx

jordiegirl said...

Very pretty.

Craftychris said...

wow this one is truly amazing! The flowers are fabulous! xx

JoanB said...

Hi Sue,
This is a beautiful card.
I love the new flowers and will be giving them a go.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Joan B.

Dawn Louise said...

Wow I do love this card and the flowers amazing thanks for sharing this X

Elaine said...

Sue what a truly stunning card

Marianna Hammer said...

A lovely card with absolutely adorable flowers. Love it!

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hello Sue,
Guess what I did...tried the technique about the heating off cut ribbon to make flowers, big no, no for me! Well, it didn't looked like flowers...let's just leave it at that! But...I'll keep trying until I can get it right! As always the labels 20 stamps makes me smile!!! Hope you're well, Aggie xxx