Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Congratulations

 Hello crafters!  Today's card was a bit of an experiment that I tried.  I started by covering a piece of white card with a sticky adhesive sheet.  I gilded it with Silver Dream gilding flakes.  I wasn't sure if I would be able to, but I decided to stamp the Leafy Background stamp by Justrite using a clear Perfect Medium on top of it.  So far so good, I covered it with silver embossing powder and heated it.  Much to my surprise, I was able to heat emboss it without the sticky sheet melting!  I love all the options that I can do now because this worked!  I cut the Exquisite Labels Eleven out of coconut white card with the centre cut out and glued it atop my gilded piece.  I added mounting foam to the back and mounted it on to another slightly larger piece of white card, then a silver mat.  I stamped my sentiment (Justrite stamps)and embossed it with silver detail powder as well.  I cut it into a strip, forked the end and matted it with a matching piece of silver card.  I attached it from the edge of my card across the gilded area and proceeded to create a rose using the tutorial method at the top of my blog.  I "sugared" the rose with Diamond Sprinkles and seated it with some white tulle.  The finishing touch was my usual double white pierced matted layers and flatback pearls in the corners.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x










152 comments:

Pam said...

Another successful experiment, just lovely. I am so loving your videos Sue, they seem so personal.

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
Wow what a stylish card, first class and that rose oh way a delight. Thanks

hollyberry said...

What a beautiful card.Great that the experiment worked the background is amazing.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous! Love the embossing on top of gilding idea that you had. Will be trying that! As always, the rose is beautiful. Take care.

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you it is a realy elegant card take care Kitty

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, fantastic card today love the colours, techniques and the gilding. I'll watcj the video later.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
Love the effect of embossing over the gilding flakes. A very stylish card set off by your background.
Best wishes
Anne O

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, love how your experiment turned out, it just gives the background that extra bit of texture. I can't wait to start crafting again to try this out! My craft room is still packed up ready for my house move on 11th November. Love Jean xxx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
Everyday your Beautiful Cards never cease to amaze me and this one today is just so "Stunning" I love how Clean looking the card is, I like everyone love the Gilding flakes etc and with you bringing us the sticky sheets it has made life so much easier, I love the idea of being able to Emboss on top of the Gilding Flakes, and that Awesome Flower!
Love from Sam x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the background technique will try this one out thank you Tracy w x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, lovely elegant card, background really stands out. Keep the experiments going and the inspiration coming our way. Bx

TDQ Karen said...

Your ideas get better and better, what a stunning card xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Thank you for today's gift and for the new technique. As yet I have not tried the flakes - I must be the only Wilsonette that hasn't tried them!!
The colouring is very gentle giving today's gift a peaceful feeling.
It's back to C.cards again today. Happy Crafting everyone.
Janet x

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an awesome result again from one of your tests, and it looks fabulous Sue. I love it when you´re expirimenting with things this way and getting these awesome results. You´re fantastic and always get such fantastic results too.

Heather Rogers said...

Simply lovely Sue. It almost has the appearance of stone really unusual. If we never try anything new we just never know. It just goes to show I would have expected it to melt the gilding flakes let alone the adhesive sheet! LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Stunning card. Great technique. The rose looks sculptured. X

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Fantastic - so glad the experiment worked it looks amazing. This is definitely a super stunner.
Please can we have Pin interest back?
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Patricia said...

Good morning Due,
An experiment that has given fantastic results. I would have thought the heat would have melted the adhesive on the sticky sheet. Thank you for all you do for us, bringing all these wonderful ideas.
A beautiful card, I love everything about it.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - embossed gilding flake technique - who would have thought it? Sue Wilson of course! Love it. It was our 25th wedding anniversary yday and the hubby wanted to get me something special - he trawled the web to find an all day workshop you were doing in MK I think he said and he thought that's just the ticket - but them he saw it was in 2010/11 - so he was gutted! He even tried to see if he could buy a card on your website as he knows how much I want a Sue W original - spotty potty n all that! but he was scuppered there also. He did however manage to find a shop which sold a Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary to My Wife card which he said were rarer than hen's teeth. So all was well in the end. Love him. Here's to the next 25 years hopefully.

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
Love the card! A great idea with the embossed gilding flakes. I shall have to give it a go.
Gail C x

Anonymous said...

Re message above re 25th Wedding Anniversary - forgot sign off! ohpps
Rgs
Clare W

Sue Dunn said...

Lovely Sue. Just Shias. More playing needed for me. Xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, embossed guilding flakes I never would have tried it thinking it would all melt just goes to show if you don't try you don't know, thank you for experimenting for us all. Today's card is lovely with that background and the sugared Rose just stunning.
Hugs
Jean D

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another beautiful card, loving the gilding, stamping and embossing, and the frame die-cut is perfect, as is the gorgeous flower.
Can you explain how you do your tulle, I tried using last weekend and it just looked silly ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Only you would try to emboss over gilding flakes and self adhesive sheets lol, but it works! I love everything about today's card (when don't I?) I'm definitely going to try this one thanks for the idea. I loved yesterday's video.
Hugs x
Heather T

karenlotty said...

A very clever idea It looks so effective

Rosie said...

Another super and effective card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card.
Another interesting background to try out.
Veronique L

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty. Mabex

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, and another new technique to try. Rose is just gorgeous!!

'P' in Wales

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card, and another wonderful technique to add to the tips and tricks. Beautiful Sue x

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue, great card, love the background technique. Enjoy your day. Sally x

Debs A said...

Morning Sue WOW what a stunning elegant card i love how you have done the backgound. I love to see white cards with a touch of silver. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Rachel Taylor said...

What a clever idea ! So glad it worked ,i'm going to try that today . Gorgeous card by the way !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, wow what a lovely clean n crisp card today - love it. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Just beautiful and stylish card.
Gr Elly

TOB said...

Wow great technique, beautiful rose. hugs x

Ayelet Barkay said...

The background is amazing.
Awesome card.

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Super card. The labels die gives a wonderful aperture.
Lovely.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is absolutely fantastic, never in a million years would I have thought of heat-embossing onto a gilded surface (because of the sticky sheet), but this looks BEAUTIFUL. Where do you get your ideas from, your brain must work a bit different from us normal "pedestrians".
It's a lovely card, for very special people
Hugs, Rose

auscrafts said...

love these flowers

petula said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful soft card today, love the idea of stamping onto the gilding.
Luv Pet x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card love it so elegant.

Wish my flowers turned out just a bit like yours.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, background looks like marble or granite to me, great technique.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue Another stunning card with yet again a new technique for us to try ...thank you! Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Anonymous said...

Another brilliant card Sue and another great technique to try. Wish my flowers could look just as beautiful as yours though. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very pretty card love it and thanks for the videos love Jean Z xx

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I have to say I wish all my experiments turned out as well as this! A beautiful card Sue and how fortunate for me that I have just received this die which means that I too can now try this technique. Thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card and the labels die just shows it off magnificently. I just love your wee rose as it has that life like look about it.
Someone once told me you learn a new thing everyday and logging on to your blog brings this true.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous, very clean lines and elegant. I love the way you have embossed on the gilding flakes. I would never have even thought about doing that yet alone try it! Still, now I know that it is possible, no doubt I will be trying it! I tried stamping on gilding flakes a couple of days ago after seeing your card (the gilded bauble) but it smudged unfortunately. Will persevere though!

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

WOW Sue - love the card, just gorgeous.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Eemeli said...

Such an elegant creation. Love the little shimmer on the rose and the background is amazing.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue xx hazel

Joanne K said...

Hi sue, another pretty card and a great new technique. Thanks for the inspiration. Kind regards Joanne K x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous you give us so much inspiration. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Floss said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card. x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Like a lot of other people I wouldn't have tried this because I would have thought the sticky sheet would melt. Thank you for taking that extra step and trying you give us such fantastic ideas. I love this card.

LoveRosemarie Fishlock xx

kimberley said...

So many new ideas from you day after day.Lovely card Sue and would be so useful for any occasion,thanks again,take care,x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue a lovely elegant card
Denise Hancock X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW what a beautiful card, absolutely gorgeous. Love it.
Hugs
Carolx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card, this I must try. When i attempt something new it's usual for it to end in the bin, just don't have your talent for thinking outside the box.
Thanks for another great video Sue.
Lydia
X

Lacelady said...

Ooh, lovely new technique! I'll have to try that. I'm going to a show on Friday so I will be able to stock up on sticky sheets.

Anne Crawford said...

Very pretty card, love the new technique and the rose is stunning!

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - another beautiful card and as mentioned before that rose is something else. Helen Kingto xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning Sue, love the Rose

amy richards said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful card, its stunning & i live the rose.

Crafty hugs
Amy xx

amy richards said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful card, its stunning & i live the rose.

Crafty hugs
Amy xx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, another fantastic card
very elegant and love the bling must
try embossing on the gilded flakes
haven't yet.
Nancyd xx

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
THE EMBOSSING ON TOP OF THE GILDING
FLAKES IS JUST BEAUTIFUL.THE CARD IS JUST FAB.

Cameeli said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely crisp and bright card to match the first frost here and makes a really Classy and Sassy card. Just goes to show not all experiments go wrong.
I was in Richmond Park this morning just as the mist was clearing and wanted to snap a deer for my Christmas Greetings, and capture the frost.I did not see one today, but this card has given me some other ideas.
Thank you for inspiring creations that inspire us all.
Cameeli
xx

Marion said...

hi Sue this card looks very classy .love the gilding flake part.
Marion H

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card emerged from your experiment usually my experiments end up in the bin.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue, I really love this card - would never have thought of stamping on gilding flakes - looks great!
Keep up the good work - my morning fix!!
Many thanks
Janette xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, well only you would have thought of playing like this. I would have thought the flakes would have melted!! The silver embossing is such an effective idea which, I think, highlights rather than detracts from the flakes. love from Jackie D

beachie said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful glittery card. Looks fantastic.
Audrey x

Disco Queen said...

Hi Sue, Gorgeous card. You come up with the most unusual ideas, all with fabulous results. I would never of tried heat embossing anything attached to a sticky sheet. Theresa x

Mac Mable said...

Another great technique, will be trying this one. Thanks for sharing x

Sonia Jones said...

Beautiful card just beautiful and the rose is stunning. Hugs Sonia x

snowqueen62 said...

Beautiful Sue. Love the look of this technique. You keep giving us such great ideas, thank you.
Hugs Sue x

KathR said...

Two words "Absolutely Stunning"......
Hugz Kath ...xx...

nattyboots said...

Aww such a lovely card again Sue
i love it all.

Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow thanks for that my mind is full of ideas now. Fab card and congratulations to Clare W on your 25th anniversary - it was lovely to read that your Hubby had at least tried.
Beverley W

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. You come up with some great ideas and here's another for me try. Beautiful card.

Love Val x

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Another stunning card, such elegance. Love the Die that you have used and the new technique wow! It looks fabulous.

This would make a stunning wedding/silver wedding card.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue X happy crafting

Laura O said...

fab card love the gilding flakes and the sugared rose ,Laura O

Beryl Treble said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love the rose. Will have to try embossing on guilding flakes.

Naomi said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful elegant card. Thanks for the inspiration.

utilitygirl said...

Really lovely card Sue. I'm loving the gilding flakes, so pretty

Cee Bee said...

Oh no another technique to learn. Sue you are a wonder!!
Gorgeous card love the gilding flakes
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Jackie Meechan said...

Hi Sue

Another gorgeous card to brighten my day. Feeling blue but this cheered mebup a little love all the ideas you give us.

thanks again
Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
This card is gorgeous. I love how your experiment has worked out. Will try this technique now it has been tried and tested by you!! Your Rose is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Another gorgeous card with luvly techniques that you are always so ready to share with us - Thank You - xx GailT xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, what a clever person you are, like everyone else I would never have thought about heat embossing guilding flakes but there you go, you did, and gave us another Sue Wilson first to try. Love this card and the rose is beautiful. Take care, Jess xx

sued99 said...

A gorgeous card. I love that rose.

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, I love how your experiment worked out, will be giving this wonderful technique a try, thank you for your imagination and inspiration. Now to the card, a stunning creation, clean an crisp and the rose is gorgeous.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
FOR AN EXPERIMENT IT SURE TURNED OUT FAB. GOOD ENOUGH FOR A WEDIDNG CARD. BRILL JOB
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, I wish that my experiments turned out like yours. Mine end up being 'thrown out'instead. Another lovely card and you have me hooked on gilding flakes now. Loving the rose . Received my cd from The Papatiere so looking forward to watching more of your demos. Can't wait for more of your video tutorials. Hugs. Pauline A x

Jennifer Swandells said...

What an absolutely beautiful, stunning card and for an experiment it definately turned out brilliant. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

A lovely card today, it's funny i was using gilding flakes for the first time the other day and i wondered if you could stamp and emboss on it, now you have answered my question.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Tres said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card today !! I love your experiment to heat set silver embossing powder over a sticky sheet and gilding flakes. I can't believe it works !! Another fab idea to try out. Thank you Sue. I love the die set you have used. It is very pretty. As always your flower is gorgeous. I love the colours of card and colour of gilding flakes used to. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card Sue. Lots of love Tres x x x

yorkie said...

Oh what a beautiful card today's card is Sue

Ann said...

I have been getting your blog for a couple of months now and look so forward to it every day. THis is a very lovely card and I may just have to scrap=lift it for my own use.
Mstgane
Ann

Debra Kenworthy said...

It's great when an experiment works and works so beautifully. I'm enjoying the videos so a big thank you for them! Debra x

Helen Barker said...

Love the effect of the embossing on top of the gilding-will have to try that.really enjoying the videos Sue keep them coming.
Helen Bx

Meg said...

What a great technique with the gilding and embossing Sue.
How come my experiments never turn out fab cards like this?

Margaret O
xx

Sandybee said...

A stunning card Sue

xx Sandra

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card. My experiments never turn out that good they always go in the bin.
Take care
Hazel G x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, Love the card and heartened that the Guru of craft can still learn something haha. The finish on the flower is beautiful.
X Ros

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love how your experiment turned out, a beautiful card
Best wishes, Pat

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card showing me new techniques. I love how your experiments work out. Mine end up in the bin.

Jazzy lady said...

Hi Sue,
This is such an elegant card and I'm so pleased your experiment worked. I love the flower.
Love, Karen

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Oh how I wish my experiments would turn out half as good as your! This is so beautiful really elegant, I love it.
Margaret corgi owner

Myra said...

Hi Sue,

I must confess was not sure about this one to start with. However on close-up it is so elegant and the background lovely . Sometimes photos don't do things justice. Thanks again for a super idea.
Love Myra

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Morning Sue
So glad your experiment worked. You've given us all another new card making process we can try! The card is lovely as usual. Hope we'll see this in a video soon.

Janice K said...

A lovely card that I could see would make a great 25 wedding anniversary card. x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful Sue, I love it. So pleased your experiment worked!
ValC xx

KP said...

Yet another beautiful card Sue, love the background. I'm a fan of gilding flakes xx

CraftyJo said...

Interesting today Sue, glad your experiment worked :)

lynda said...

A stunning card Sue with another successful experiment the background is just gorgeous WOW WOW !!!
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

craftycarol said...

Afternoon Sue,
Todays card is absolutely fabulous... How do you keep coming up with such great designs? I just love them all.
Carol x

Nubiene Peltier said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card it has a lush creamy warm look to it and the lelegant labels eleven
Has a stunning look love the design with the gilding flakes
X

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue


I am really loving your double and triple layered backgrounds, that was such a clever experiment. The rose is beautiful too, the overall look of the card is really pretty. :-)

Kind regards

Tina X

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue,
This is an elegant card...I'm quite stucked and looking for an inspiration. Thank you for the beautiful cards you make and congratulations on your first video tutorial. Loving every minute of it...hope you're well.
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue,
This is an elegant card...I kinda hit a wall and lost my mojo but thanks to your video and this beautiful card. Congratz on your first video tutorial...I love every minute of it. Hope you're well...
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, a very stylish card, love the rose.

Lindsay Martin said...

Love this one, and well done on the new way of the back ground, very clever. xx

nannapat said...

What a clever idea Sue, glad it was successful. Your rose is so beautiful - a gorgeous card. bPat x

sharon said...

Good afternoon Sue
What a beautifully serene card. The detail is both delicate and beautiful, a lovely new technique to try.I love the frosting on the flower.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood.x

Susan White said...

Very simple and pretty card - thanks, Susan

Pearl said...

Back home again - no video today that I can find but the explanation was good anyway!

Love the card Sue and will give it a try over the weekend.

Craftihappiness to you all love from Pearl

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. We are certainly being spoilt. Videos and new techniques all in one week - you give us so much to think about. Thank you. xx Maggie (usually better without a bow)

Anonymous said...

Sue
WOW that is one fabulous card - you are brilliant for trying new ideas and of course sharing. Just love the exquisite labels 11 - don't know how I missed that die set...
Regards
Caroline MacH

Jane said...

Beautiful love the card today.

Jane xx

Ali B said...

Congratulations Sue,
This is a stunning card. All the experimenting has paid off.
Love it.
Alison B. x

SusanP, Kent said...

Lovely, subtle and unique background. Would that my experiments turned out so well! Fabulous design and the sugared rose looks...well.....edible. I missed yesterday, but have just watched the video. They've all been amazing to watch.
Sue

samantha wade said...

Hi, this die is becoming one of my favourites love the flower too.Your videos are giving me a real sue fix while you are away, was wondering about the ribbon for the new flowers can you use any satin ribbon as the one you use is very expensive at £25, they are really beautiful. Hope your having a lovely time with the family, x sam

cmu said...

Hi Sue. Love the intricate die cutting. A really elegant card.

Diane Mortimer said...

Another way of using gilding flakes, great! Ive just bought my first pot but I'm not confident enough to use them yet.

Lovely card Sue.

Diane from Glasgow xx

Marg said...

Stunning!!!! I know any other words wont do the card justice.
Thank you Sue, for all your hard work in blogging about how to make them, plus all the video's you have/will give us.{{{{hugs}}}}
Marg ;) xx
craftycardsbymarg.blogspot.co.uk

hotpotato said...

lovely card.....hope you're having a great time back in USA.

Brenda Hanlon said...

Wow!! What a fab technique, got to have a go on this one. Great card Sue.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, love that flower

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, this is beautiful. Love the soft look. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sandy H said...

Stunning card - another technique I want to try.

Vie Carter said...

wish my experiments turned out so well !

Great card

Vie
x

Hilary Smith said...

Hi Sue,
stunning card, love the technique and have just made a rose following your tutorial, really pleased with the outcome,
Thanks,
Hilary x

mags said...

This is beautiful Sue. Love the central panel with the gilding flakes and the embossing.
Mags
x

mags said...

This is beautiful Sue. Love the central panel with the gilding flakes and the embossing.
Mags
x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning...almost white on white and then the central panel with the gilding flakes just makes it pop.

Love Sheila xx

Tykie's Girl said...

I like it when you try new things. This card is really cool. Wish my ideas would work. But, not to worry I will keep on trying the best that I can. Thanks for doing the unusual. Love your cards.