Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

July 15, 2014

Italian Background

Hi Everybody,

This pretty card is created using the Italian Background by Sue Wilson from JGD Crafts

I have cut the pattern twice and one of them is silver,  and layered them together with a slight offset to the one below so that the silver just shows through.

The Faux Quilled Blooms and Leaves are also designed by Sue and they have been inked with Distress Inks to add some color

The Bow and ribbon strip have also been used to finish the card and I have used some turquoise pearls to add to the centre of each flower.

Then I was extremely lazy and added in a printed sentiment that is silver foiled.

And that's it quick and easy card that looks better in the hand than it does on a photo.

More on the WOC flowers and Paul has agreed to put together Starter Packs of flowers in various sizes and styles for you to try and there will be several color ways for you to choose from.

So pop over to   Wild Orchid Crafts   later today  and have a good look and see if there is something that takes your fancy .. I am sure you are going to love them and the price too.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Good morning Christina, a stunning card I love it all.
    Been concentrating so much on Sue's new Dies had forgotten about this background one. Must get it out and use it.
    I think we all need to use ready made things now and again, not lazy at all.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  2. This is a lovely card Christina

  3. Beautiful card Christina love the Sue Wilson background die've coloured the flowers beautifully and I think I NEED that bow die


  4. Morning Christina,
    A fabulous card. love the flowers such a useful die set, use it all the time. I must say the WOC flowers are truly beautiful, the only problem is they do make the card fatter so you have to make a box.

  5. Another lovely card Christina, i really like the quilled blooms and leaves , i will hop across to WOC later for a good look .
    Elaine H X

  6. Lovely card Christina - I now need the die for those flowers and leaves as I haven't seen them before and they're so delicate looking.

  7. Love the idea of using the die twice & offsetting to let the underneath colour show - I'll be trying that out! Pretty colour on the layer under the die cuts - I thin it is blue but it could be turquoise if you've used that colour on the flower centres. A beautiful card. Pat x

  8. Lovely card. And the Sue Wilson flowers just set it off to perfection. Thanks again for the heads up for WOC.

  9. Lovely card today Christina I think Sue Wilson dies are great Beryl xx

  10. hello Christina, what a beautifull card this is.

  11. So beautiful, and I think it would be even prettier in shades of pink! Is the bow part of that die set? BethAnn M.

  12. Quick and easy or not, that card is beautiful.... The flowers are amazing..will pop over to WOC later and have a look, thanks to you and Paul...luv

  13. I have to say I never get tired of looking at your cards...this one is beautiful...
    With all the embellishment it makes this one fantastic...
    Well done Christina

  14. Hi Christina. I would not call you lazy. Far from it. You bring us great cards to look at every day!! And the cards give us all I am sure much inspiration. Love this card. My colours. Hugs. Jan. xx

  15. Another beautiful card. The more I see of the faux quilled dies, the more I want them :)

    Em x
    Creative Em

  16. That is a beautiful card, Christina. I love the flowers from Sue and I think the sentiment is really coo. I popped over to WOC and had a look at the starter packs...they are GREAT!!! As soon as I've got some spare cash I'm placing my first order :) xx

  17. Oh my gosh Christina, this card is breathtakingly amazing. Love, love, love the color. Lazy? You? I'd call it a little break. Awesome job, just awesome.

  18. Hi Christina
    We all need quick and easy sometimes and this card fits the bill. I love the way you've offset the silver behind it looks gorgeous.

  19. Beautiful Card Christina. Just wish I lived closer to the UK so I could buy these dies and flowers without the terrible exchange rate and shipping and import duties...sigh :)

  20. Lovely card as usual Christina!

  21. Christina, I've just ordered the flowers die and the leaf die from Joanna Sheen over there in the UK as I don't pay postage to Australia if I spend more than 8 pound so it's handy for we Aussies. Looking forward to playing with them as they are so delicate.

  22. This die is one of my favourites, you designed your card so wonderful.
    LG Petra


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