Friday, 12 October 2012

Faux Etched Glass Technique

Hello my crafty friends!  I did have every good intention to do a step by step tutorial for this card, but time just got the best of me.  I think I can do it justice with my explanation.  I started with a piece of coconut white card and cut the largest size of the Heirloom Ornament 2012 out of the centre.  While still in the die, I embossed the piece using the Holiday Magic Embossibility but I left the folder open so it would not be damaged by the die.  I covered it with my tan mat, a few pieces of card and the raspberry plate and ran it though the machine to give it a nice embossed background.  I mounted 3D foam pieces all over the back and matted it on to a piece of slightly larger red card.  Next I covered a piece of clear acetate with a sticky self adhesive sheet.  I used the same die set, but one of the smaller ones in the set to cut the shape out of the acetate.  Next I cut one of the deer from the Frosty Forms set out of white card.  I peeled the backing off of the ornament and adhered my reindeer in the centre.  The remaining area of the ornament was covered with clear micro beads.  Ordinarily, you would place the micro beads upwards on your card, but in order for it to give that faux etched glass look, turn your ornament the other way so that the clear acetate side is upwards.  The reindeer and the micro beads will be downwards facing the red background card.  You can place glue on the reindeer and attach it to your background piece without the glue showing.  I stamped a sentiment from one of the JustRite stamp sets and cut it out with the small die in the Ornament 2011 set.  I used fired Brick distress ink to highlight it while still in the die.  I tied a double bow from white silky crush ribbon and added my tag with some Bakers Twine to the top of my ornament.  I pierced the edges of the double white mat to complete the card.  This is a really easy way to get the look of etched glass without the time and trouble of actually etching it!  All for now, Sue x



164 comments:

Pam said...

A beautiful card full of interesting things, embossing, micro beads, bows and that stunning reindeer die. This has it all and the colour combo is lovely too.

Hellma said...

What a novel idea Sue, love the etching idea very useful for other projects too, Stunning card.

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue......I love this card...The dies are gorgeous. Must get some micro beads...

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue, another stunning card. I love the idea of the etching must give that a go.
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

Debbie Tinks said...

LOVE THIS CARD SUE SAW THE DEMO ON CC LOVELY

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, so beautiful. I hope you don't mind but I have to borrow this idea, as I do most of your creations, I just love the deer, the micro beads etc. I don't have this bauble die but the 2011 heirloom one so will have to adapt card size. Thank you for all the inspiration you give, I for one appreciate it.

Wilma

Dawn Louise said...

good morning, an excellent technique wonderful card, have a good day x I coloured my beads with alcohol inks too recently, glued to a tassel made from ribbon and it made a lovely tinkle clink noise x

Missmizog said...

Beautiful card. Will be trying this at the weekend. Wish me luck lol.
Sue

Debby Berry said...

Good morning, Sue.
What a fun card think I might try a version. I love the multiple layered ornaments..

baconbits said...

Morning,
Wow this card is amazing and so much easier than using etching paste as i tried last weekend. Will be giving this a go.
I love it.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

nmty said...

hi Sue, stunning card and a fabulous idea, i remeber i was so impressed when i saw the demo for this on C & C.

keep your ideas coming.

lv norma

Lucy Bush said...

Loved this card when it was displayed on tv,been longing for a closer look!

auscrafts said...

lovely intersting bits on this card

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I am so glad you posted this card because I loved it when you did the demo on C&C and now I can get a close up of the card. You come up with such amazing cards everyday for us and they are all so different, I would love to have your creative genius.
Hugs x

Joesgrandma said...

Beautiful Card!

Heather said...

Oh! Sue! I love it! I love it! I love it! Lovely Christmassy colours red and white. You are so clever the reindeer is gorgeous and looks perfect; quite ethereal and magical.

I can't wait to try this card and see for myself. I don't have the bauble dies but I am sure I can find something to create the same effect! Thank you so much definitely a keeper this one!

Crafty Hugs
Heather Rogers xx

Christine Harrop said...

I love the etched glass effect Sue. Clever. This is one to try I think. (Another one!!)Christine x

Elaine said...

Fantastic card it's so elegant . Have a great weekend sue x

cebelica said...

This is very beautiful. I like how you use micro beads on your cards. I really should give this a try. Hugs! xx

foxyg said...

A beautiful red and white card card Sue. Just love it.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, love the red and white, and absolutely adore the etched glass effect with the heirloom ornament die-cut. So simple but so very elegant. I love the diddy heirloom ornament die-cut with the sentiment on, just lovely. I think I will be trying this one.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
This is one I have in mind for one of my 'specials' I don't have all the items but will try and come up with something.
Have a great weekend at Kettering, happy crafting
Love Tina x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
What a stunning card, really love it, cannot believe I missed you making this on C&C, first time I have seen this card, love it. The etched glass technique is a winner for me, everything about this card is great.
Have a great day everyone.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Victoria said...

Thank you Sue for another interesting and effective technique. xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a fantastic card and idea re the etched glass look - the only problem I have is that my machine is in the UK and I am here in Burgundy so cannot have a go until I get back at the beginning of next month but it will certainly
be the first thing I will try.
Janet x
ps when are you next on C&C please?

BridgetCG said...

Love the card Sue, Red and white is one of my favourite colour combos. Like the faux etched glass idea, have to try that. Bx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
what a clever idea, and fab design as usual. Love to look at your creations.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

sarah hyett said...

Wow a fabulous card and in my favourite colour too. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love the card, I tape all your shows and have watched you do this techique about 3 times. I just love the techique and think it is so effective. Thanks again Love Michelle xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - it's yet another must try - could even be a favourite if I can make it look as good as yours! - we shall see..
Thx
Clare W

beachie said...

Stunning card Sue. Love the effect of the micro beads. How come I missed this on the show. I want micro beads !!!!
Audrey x

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Just love the card.
Evis.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What a gorgeous card! Love the effect of the etched glass. I thing the little reindeer die is delightful - so much so that I ordered the frosty forms dies yesterday & now just waiting for them to arrive so I can try this & "Wondrous Christmas". Thank you for all your inspiration.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the look of the etched glass.

Clare x

Lacelady said...

Oh, so elegant, I really love this one.

fame01 said...

i recorded your show when this was done i love it, stunning card as always sue keep up the great work and inspiration you do for us all .. hugs sarah ,,xxx

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Another stunning card.

bluebell said...

hello sue i saw the program,when you demontrated this card. i like your idea. i used some beads on a spellbinder,and did not ues it. i wondered if i coud embos a small flower intt it and cut round it. and yes it worked. so put it on another card. love bluebell-flowerwood.

lainey said...

I love those glass beads Sue, great effect. lainey x

Anonymous said...

Another great and unusual idea Sue. The glass effect is stunning. Yvonne xx

Marion said...

Hi Sue once again a stunning card .Marion

Julia Watts said...

Great card & technique. Love, Julia xxx

hazel said...

Lovely card sue really like this etched glass technique xx hazel

Bea said...

what a great idea Sue and a stunning card. Before I read the post it looked like a diff effect - wasn't wearing my glasses!

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

Another great card. I really like how you used the micro beads on this one. I love this medium

Have a good weekend

June x

AnnR said...

Hi Sue I loved this card when it was on C&C, simple but elegant

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

What a gorgeous card. I saw this one and the blue one with the pearls on C&C and had to buy this bauble die, now I want the 2011 edition lol.

Love the etched glass technique

Sue xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I too watched this in C&C and thought it was amazing the effect that you achieve..love it! Such a beautiful card for anyone to receive I'm sure its one to keep.
LoveMarg

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

I saw this demo on C&C and thought then it was a stunning card
I love the clean cut of this card so clean and crisp.

Enjoy your Kettering weekend.

Take Care
Elaine H X

Crafty Lark said...

Hello Sue, I was just saying we could play for years with making different die cards and it would still be as much fun. Your work is such an inspiration. Thank you. xx Flora

Anonymous said...

Wow what a lovely card and so elegant I must have a try at this design Thank you Sue it lovely.
Rita

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Just love this card
when I saw you do it on C&C got the
die set and managed to do the etched glass effect and put the reindeer
on then I couldn't remember how to
make it stand out so I have all my card
ready just to do the background
so thanks for puting it on your
blog.
Nancyd xx

HiggiSue said...

Great idea and lovely result.

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,
A lovely simple but very pretty card. X

Yvonne W said...

Good morning Sue, I was lucky enough to win this card when you demo'd it on C&C. I can honestly say it is a beautiful card in the flesh. It is a very elegant card and takes pride of place in my living room. Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow in Kettering.

Hugs, Yvonne W

Ayelet Barkay said...

Beautiful card! Great technique! Thank you for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Another elegant card full of great effects, especially the etching. Must get some of those micro beads!

hotpotato said...

I like this card, tho I think I would change the red for a different colour.

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, love the colours and the gorgeous reindeer

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, saw this card when you demoed it on c&c, it is absolutely stunning, some more items on my wish list. Take care, Jess xx

nannapat said...

Thanks for the faux etching explanation Sue - it looks fabulous. A gorgeous card & I love the sentiment. Pat x

Anthea said...

Good morning Sue, yes your explanation does the job perfectly and the technique creates a stunning card. Hugs xx

Sandybee said...

Good morning Sue
I saw this when you demonstrated it on C&C and have been hoping it would be on your blog at some point.

Its a brilliant card and I can't wait to give it a go

xx Sandra

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

It was this card, demonstrated on C&C that finally persuaded me to buy the 'Frosty Forms' set of dies. I am not disappointed!!

Great card.

Erica x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fantastic card, so elegant love the colours in fact everything.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Clarissa said...

Loving this technique. Must give it a try.
Clarissa.X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I have been waiting for you to post this one. I loved it when you did it on C & C, but it is funny how the mind plays tricks and when you come to do something similar you cannot quite remember. Hope all goes well at Kettering.

Love Rosemarie xx

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, Absolutely love this beautiful, clean, crisp card. The etched glass look is stunning and the reindeer die is so cute.
Enjoy your weekend at Kettering, wish I was going.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Christine Hussey said...

Good morning Sue, a beautiful Christmas card and love the etching effect with the micro beads, another great technique. Thank you for sharing, hugs Christine H xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue.
What a stunning card. love the etching effect plus it would work in so many colours.
Have a lovely day, Love BrenLel

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
one of those cards u just want to touch. Fab festive colour. Fab double bow. A very nice way to put the sentiment on. Wonderful work .
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxxhug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

debs said...

Morning Sue what a lovely card I love the colour its lovely for christmas. I'm going to have the reindeer die and I've got the micro beads I use them on most of my cards.

Debs Artliff

Carol H said...

Beautiful card, I'll definitely try this one.

Anonymous said...

lovely card judith x

jacqui said...

Frosty glass effect using the micro beads, a great idea.thanks sue will be using that many thanks.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, loved this when on C&C and so easy to do but with an outstanding result. Emma

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

Morning Sue,
I loved this when on C&C I will have a go at this with diff dies as i dont have this die YET lol many thanks for all your hard work enjoy Kettering

salem said...

love this one, love the little tag,you give us so many ideas ,

Jackie Calvert said...

Another lovely card, such simple idea's, but beautifully finished.I don't think I would have ever thought of embossing with a folder over the top of a die. It will give new life to many of my folders.
xx

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. I just loved this card when you showed the technique a couple of weeks ago. Now having it written down means that hopefully I shall be able to get it right. We'll see. Have a great day. xx

Carolyn said...

Beautiful xx

Christine said...

A deceptively simple, beautiful, crisp, clean card.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue,

I remember seeing this on one of your shows and think it looks really spectacular so thank you for this technique

love from Jackie D

P.S. Have a great weekend, hope the show goes well.

Barbara said...

Saw you demoing this card so can understand the instructions quite clearly. It is a gorgeous creation and one of my fav xmas cards!!!

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Gorgeous card Sue and I love the red and white theme. The etched glass effecty with the reinderr on the bauble is a brilliant idea. Thank you so much for all your inspiration xXx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a super idea to make a gorgeous card
Margaret

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and have tried the etch effect and works well
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Sue,
I watched either you or Julia demo-ing this card on C&C. It is a lovely, yet simple-looking card lifted by the red/white colour combo. The faux etched glass technique is quite genius! I'm already thinking of other projects I could use it for.
Sue

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Loved this card when I saw it on C&C, the effect is stunning.

love Jean x

jenny said...

Gorgeous card and what a talented lady you are

Heidi said...

This has to be my favourite of your Christmas designs so far...beautiful!

Hugs
Heidi x

Vie Carter said...

Smashing card Sue

Vie
x

cazlan said...

another beautiful card Sue, love it.

xx carole

Rose in Chester said...

I was fascinated when I saw your demon on TV, and I still love the card. I even understand your instructions.
Another novel idea from our "Queen of Spellbinders". Keep them coming, Sue.

Ruthie said...

So elegant and yet so simple.

Meg said...

Love this card Sue.
The red and white look fab and I love the way the baker's twine just adds a little colour with the bow.

Margaret O
xxx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue
Oh WOW love love this technique it makes for a stunning card.

martine said...

Hi Sue i loved this card when you showed it on c&c i tried it in diffrent colours it looks amazing xxx all the best martine xxx

lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue wow what a stunning card I will definitely be doing this card love the colours,and it was this demo that persuaded me that I need to get the frosty forms!!lol have a good time at kettering and can't wait to see you on monday love lesley xx

Maid of Kent said...

Beautiful card Sue, am already designing other permutations for this card. Think it might be a fav this Christmas. Hugs Ann

Jill Liddle said...

Simply a great card.

kimberley said...

Saw this when you did it on c&c Sue and that it was brilliant then and have found no reason to change my opinion-dont know what we would do without you Sue.There should be a Sue Wilson masterclass show on c&c every week-you are simply the best,take care,x

Karen R said...

Simply beautiful, what a fantastic card xx

Ita said...

Hi Sue another brillant card and the red and white are fantastic,thank you for the method to do it
Smiles
Ita

Anonymous said...

I think this new card is lovely ,Sue!!! Your descriptions of all your cards and how you make them make it easy for me to refer back to your blog if I get stuck on the techniques, so thank you so much!!! You have such original ideas and I love it when you're on Create and Craft!!! It's not the same when you're not there.
Anne with an 'E'

Craftychris said...

Another stunning Christmas card and a brilliant technique - thank you xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, a lovely traditional style card.

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

I loved this card when it featured on create and craft - I just need a reindeer die to be able to emulate it lol.

Beautiful card and wonderful instructions as always.

Jacqui xx

Laura O said...

Fab card Sue,love this it looks so pretty.really like the colours too.Laura O

sue said...

Beautiful card Sue, I think a shopping trip is in order to buy some micro beads x x

Ladock girl said...

I love this idea it certainly cheers up the bauble die cut which can be a bit boring in this shape. I have this die and have been looking at things to do with it, so I shall be having a go at something like this. Thank you Sue. Linda xxx

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous - and I think I can follow your explanation of how to do it :) I even like the bow today!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue.
I love red and white together. The etching is great. I will have a go. Take care.

Sue said...

Hi Sue
This is gorgeous will have to have a go xxxxxxxxxx

CathyinMN said...

I really like this card and may well use it for inspiration on my own Christmas cards this year. Thank you!

brenda said...

Beautiful an inspirational way to use the dies xx

3362Jan said...

Hi Sue. Stunning. Well done.May have to have a go!! Colours just right.
Hugs.3362Jan.x

Marlene said...

WOW LOVELY WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR GREAT INSPIRATIONS THANK YOU XX

Vick said...

Afternoon Sue,

I absolutely love this idea, and its given me some ideas of my own, great for inspiring me, thanks so much hun, hope you are well, hugs, Vick xxx
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Carol S. said...

Afternoon Sue, Love this card. Red and white is very striking. Great idea for the bauble. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Susan White said...

This lovely card is making me feel quite Christmassy Sue! The faux etched glass effect is really effective - microbeads are now on the wish list for when my new craft room is up and running!!

Thanks, Susan

Jane said...

Love everything about this one Sue.

Jane xx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Another lovely card today! I like the look of the etched glass bauble. Colours are perfect and i love the bow. I have been busy making my sisters birthday card. It is my birthday to. We were born two years apart on the same day!! It is our birthday on Monday and I cant wait to finally get my hands on that gorgeous stash of dies my other half bought me some time ago now!! For me it will be the big 4 0 birthday. How on earth did that happen? can't wait to see you soon on c+c. Lots of love Tres x x x

Sonia Jones said...

Well im back from my Turkish holiday and it was fab. Well what can i say about this car? Its simply stunning!! This card was the reason i bought the frosty and bauble dies! I'm going to use this as my christmas card theme this year. Hugs Sonia x

Janice K said...

Loving the etched glass look, I'll have to have a go at that one!! Thank you for the great ideas. x

howdy said...

pretty pretty.
well done.

Julie and Phoebe said...

What a gorgeous card Sue - I seem to say that every day lol !

Thanks for the explanation and inspiration, we'll give this a go.

Julie and Phoebe
xx

nikkib said...

Lovely card Sue, I eally must get a start on my cards, someone told me it was only 11 fridays to Christmas week, arghhh!!!

lilygee said...

What a stunning christmas card Sue - love the red and the etched effect - also the ribbon is gorgeous.
love lilygee xxx

guffie said...

i loved this card when you had it on c&c and would love to have a go at it but might have to come up with a different center piece as i haven't yet bought the deer xx gail from eastbourne

Anonymous said...

What a superb, elegant card Sue - Must try the etched glass technique. Thanks for your inspiration again!
Val C x

Carole Z said...

i loved this card when I saw it on C&C, thanks for posting! Carole Z X

Linda said...

Stunning Sue, love the etched glass technique. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tracie Carmody said...

love it x

Chrisspi said...

Really classy design Sue. Another die I must add to my collection.

Deborah said...

Hi Sue...A very easy technique to do with brilliant results...I love the red and white...very classic and full of Christmas charm.

Take care. Deborah.H. :)

Karen Edwards said...

Stunning, i love the red and white theme as well.

Gay New Malden said...

Love the red and white very christmasy. Lovely card.

Fieldsend said...

Good Evening Sue, what a fantastic and lovely idea, you're so talented.
Have a lovely evening and weekend.

Kind regards
June xx

Sheila's little Haven said...

So elegant Sue. Hugs Sheila.x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is stunning. Thank you for the explanation. I love how it looks.

Vivi Morais said...

I loved it!! Congrats!!
xx

Izzwizz said...

What a beautiful card. I really love the effect the inking on the tag gives. Maddy x

jordiegirl said...

That's stunning Sue.

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Loved this card when you demoed it on C & C!
Gorgeous!
Lara xxx

Rach83 said...

I love this card, Sue. It is so clever. I love the little reindeer - so cute. The faux etched glass technique is genius.

Rachel x

hazel said...

Good Evening Sue
So happy that you have showed us this card.I remembered you showing it on C&C but forgot the way you made it.It's such a stunning Christmas card .Take care x

Crafty Mum said...

Hi Sue,
I love the look of this card very understated, the Micro beads really make such a lovely frosting.
XXX Crafty Mum

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Love the etched glass look, will definitely try it. Thanks for the info.
Have a great day at Kettering tomorrow, hope it's a huge success and with more to follow,
Sue xx

Diana Sinclair said...

Hello Sue

I saw you demo this card on Create & Craft. Another stunning card.

Diana

melody said...

Stunning card sue just love that little deer.Hugs Melody xXx

dragonswing said...

Love the card! Gonna have to try making one like it. Thanks for the instructions.

Rufus said...

Lovely! I'm a sucker for a good looking reindeer, this one fits the bill. A "relatively" simple card, yet still with lots of interest and texture. Really like it, thanks for the how to!
R/

Claveh said...

I love this faux etched glass effect, super! xxx

Dawn said...

This card has a lot going on and yet it looks....mmm not simple but very classy and uncluttered, I love it and the colour combo, beautiful Dawn x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a brilliant idea - would never have thought to use the micro beads with acetate. I will definitely be giving that a go.
Beverley W

Abuzz With Creativity said...

Really liked your demo on this the other week. Striking colours & a clever idea to create an etched look. Thanks Sue x

magpie said...

Hya Sue! love the card, love the red. Thank you for the etched glass technique, beautiful! xx Love Karen xx

Liz said...

Hi Sue
I absolutely love this card!
Liz

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Carlosdnwc said...

Love the card Sue, Red and white is one of my favourite colour combos. Like the faux etched glass idea, have to try that. Bx

Kevin Monson said...

Good morning Sue What a super idea to make a gorgeous card Margaret

James Harry said...

Nice blog!! thanks for sharing nice information about Etched glass..

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