Monday, 9 December 2013

Miss You

Hi bloggers!  This card was my first experiment into my high-low technique several months ago.  I liked the results so much that I had to use it in a card so here is what I made.  To start from the very back up, though, I used the Dainty Doily stamps from Justrite and stamped it all over black card using a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it with black embossing powder for the tone on tone look.  Next I covered a piece of card with a self adhesive sticky sheet.  I peeled the backing off exposing the adhesive and placed my "Funky" mask on it (after I inked it with perfect medium to help it release).  I covered the exposed area with Diamond Sprinkles glitter.  I tapped off the excess well, then carefully peeled up the mask.  This exposed a different area of the mask design.  This time, I covered the exposed area with clear micro beads which completed the design but gave a different height to it as well.  Thus the "high-low" technique was born.  You can achieve this look with a number of products from mica powders to glitters to gilding flakes to micro beads.  You can use contrasting colours or do as I have done for a tonal look,but it always looks smashing!  It adds lovely combination of interest and texture to your cards.  As a bit of a teaser, I have been playing around with variations on this idea some more and plan on showing you the results when I film the next lot of videos when I get home.  To finish the background, I wrapped some black seam binding around the card in both directions, then added some thin black and white mats before attaching it to the larger stamped background.  I used the Delicate Doily dies for my focal element.  I cut two in white, one with just the outside die and the other one using both the decorative insert and the outside die edge.  I cut one more black one that I glued behind the decorative one so it showed through all the detail.  I offset the one one with it and glued them in the centre of the card. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a smaller die in the set and added in the smaller decorative die to emboss the detail over the sentiment.  I inked the edges lightly with Black Soot and added some flatback pearls before gluing it in the centre of my card.  I tied a messy bow out of black seam binding and added it to the ribbon crisscross section.  I made a small white flower using the heat gun method to melt the edges and used it on my bow.  I added some black pearl swirls to the upper corner and finished with a double white pierced mat.  Finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size.
















136 comments:

Pinky said...

Black and white always a hit! Vicki x

Pam said...

Stunning card and boy have we missed you. Enjoy the rest of your hliday, waiting to welcome you back

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Sue, Totally stunning I absolutely would have to have this, sheer decadence,elegance.
Cameeli xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card black
and white always a winner and the
doily dies are fabulous also I love the background with the high
and low you do.
Nancyd xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Fantastic techniqu beautiful card thank tou take care Kitty

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue, amazing card this morning. I love monochrome and this is right up my street!!! I was lucky enough yesterday to win nikkis first card on c&c I was so excited I nearly burst lol. However I'm still holding out for a sue Wilson origional!!!!

Love Tracy from kilmarnock xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
We miss you too and can't wait to have you back on our screens (although the videos do help) I love this high low technique and must have a go. Whenever micro beads are used its a winner for me but when it's combined with other products it looks amazing. I can't wait for the video
Hugs x
Heather T

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I haven't tried the high low technique yet but I can imagine the lovely textures you get. I will have a go at it later on. Take care.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
A definite winner for me, I love it all
Looking forward to having you back on our screens.
The videos are a great thing though. We actually get more of "you" and less sales patter.......!!!
Have a wonderful day
Hugs

Patricia xxx

Cynthia Newborough said...

Love the look of this card so much that I'm going to make it for my birthday for my mum to give me, as she can't get out the same anymore.Thank you. Cynthia xxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I love the look of the high, low technique, yet to have a go doing it.
Love the card, black and white can't go wrong.
Gail Cx

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Stunning card combo I love everything on this card hope to see you soon on tv it's getting never to the big day and aim posting my christmas card out and getting good feed back so thank you for all your help in making your christmas cards on this blog it's really help me do my better thank you Tracy w x

Anonymous said...

Interesting new technique, Sue, definitely one to try though no masks as yet. Always like black-and-white cards.
Now's the time to come 'home' as we have decent weather for a few days so you can slot in gradually!
Christmas greetings and best wishes to your Mom - enjoy the rest of your time with her.

'P' in Wales

englishrose897 said...

Dear Sue, lovely card today. Black and white alway makes a stunning card.. Have a great day. Sally x

Carole Z said...

A fabulous card Sue, the design is stunning and love the monochrome, Carole Z X

Micky French said...

Lovely card sue, love the black and white.xxxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, This card is really lovely, black and white is always gorgeous, and the 'high/low' looks really subtle, but I bet in 'real life' it looks much more noticeable. I love this technique and will be trying this when all the Christmas card frenzy is over haha.
Continue to enjoy your time with your Mom, and we will see you soon.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous, as I so often say but it is always true. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
I think a lack and white card is always classic. This is no exception, nice job.

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue WOW whst a stunning card it fantastic i love the black and white cards. I would be over then moon if someone sent me a card like this. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

Oh Goodness me. High low. Guilding flakes, unco-operative sliding acitate, 'tricky pearl swirls' ! What are you doing to my fuddled brain cell Mrs W ?!!!
Nope, dont get it : ( Need to wait for the video instruction, my oh my.

Morning, Monday yet again Sue, how are you Wilsonettes ? Pam, Pam, Pam, pipped at the post this morning chuck !
Mono, lurve it, and love the daintyness of this one, at the same time it stands tall and shouts "look how classie I am" who needs a full english for brekki when you have a W.O.W (wonder of Wilson) like this for breakfast ?
Well its already been said but Im saying it again, and I know for certain I wont be the last to say it but - WE MISSED YOU TOO SUE. So excited to have you back next Sunday, but wish you could have swapped with Julia and had your show yesterday, Im doing a craft sale next Sunday 10 - 2 and Im totally GUTTED that Im going to have to record you : ( will have to try and email the studio anyway (unless I get Mr Lancashire to hold the fort while I nip to the loo and have a sneaky tap on ap) hopefully you will have a later show too so I can watch
properly.
As daft as this may sound to you - dont overdo things on your return, health is SO important.
So, that's me done.
Hope all Wilsonettes had a good weekend, and Im counting down to the next one - that sounds awfully selfish (sorry Sue)

Have a Majestic Monday everyone (see what I did then : ) heehee

Hugs all round.
Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - I haven't tried your HL technique yet but I will. Looking forward to your demos next Sunday - hope you have a good and safe journey home. By the way, what has happened to the CE project books? I have 2 volumes but thought the 3rd was due in the summer - but I haven't seen it anywhere. Has it been stopped I am wondering?..or perhaps I am going slightly mad and missed No. 3? Wilsonnettes if you know more please advise.
Rgs
Clare W

Maryann Laursen said...

WOW sooo beautiful with the black and white here. It´s always sooo elegant and stylish somehow, and so is this card Sue.

Annie said...

Morning Sue! Great technique and the results are stunning!

Rosie said...

That's pretty!

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and we have missed you too
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Love it! Black and white a real stunner, will have to try this high-low technique.
Looking forward to seeing you this weekend and BTW Julia's shows were fab!
Sheila x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, I have not tried this technique yet but it looks amazing. Black and white always a winner.

Love Rosemarie xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Just love today's gift - monochrome is always a hit with me - I just love the contrast it has. Will be having a go at the 'high low' techniques - whether it turns out as good as or even as near as good as your we'll have to see.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 15th - bring your thermals and wellies with you.
Janet x

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow Sue this is stunning. xx

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Stunning card black and white always looks so crisp and fresh lovin the high low design must give this a try.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely, card Sue, great high low technique.

TOB said...

Love black and white, just my cup of tea. hugs x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - love this card and black and white is always a winner.
YvonneMayxx

Marleine said...


Hi Sue,

Lovely card. X

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW, LOVE the technique (and shall do for special people). Also spoilt again with the black and black embossing. FABULOUS!
Enjoy your week
Hugs, Rose

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL CARD TODAY.
BLACK AND WHITE IS ALWAYS A WINNER.

karenlotty said...

I love mono cards too Depending on how it's used can be given to male & females I have done high low technique on black card & a gold gilding flake It is stunning & it's one technique I can actually do! I do it with PM but noticed Ali Reeve uses liquid soap to release mask Will give that a try next time I have a bit of free time (when that'll be I don't know lol)

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful card today with great techniques. Not tried the high low but will give it a go. Safe journey back x

val jones said...

Good Morning Sue. Hope you are enjoying your holiday.
Lovely card. really like the background techniques and you can't go wrong with black and white.
Love Val x

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

Yay! I am such a fan of your monochrome cards and this is just fabulous! I too have yet to try your high low technique but when time permits I certainly intend to give it a go. Thank you for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

hazel young said...

Great card Sue love the colourway xx hazel

Anne Crawford said...

Ok ! You win, you have whetted our appetites for more high- low techniques lol! Today's card is stunning but I bet even more so in reality!

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW stunning black and white card
always a winner. Fab technique = hurry back to the UYK you are missed
Hugs
Carol x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and the high low technique is a must try I think. Looking forward to your shows- have missed seeing you on tv.

sonja_w said...

Love the monochrome look, this is a stunning card. Xx

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. Lovely card with a very interesting technique. Perhaps a candidate for your video in the future. I love monochrome cards as they always look so classy. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

I am a convert to black and white. Love it. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely. Looks deceptively simple until you look closer at all the fab detail

gwen70 said...

Beautiful black and white card, always a hit with me

pat S Witney said...

hi Sue
Another stunning card today. I think black and white is my second favourite after lilac and white. I think I must have missed this technique so shall be itching to see how this is done. Hope your having a lovely holiday.

Joan D said...

Stunning Sue. Black and white always hits the spot with me. Looking forward to having you back on our screens next weekend, and enjoyed yesterday's shows too. X x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

You amaze me Sue , i just wish i had some of your ideas as this card is stunning and so clever .
Well done to Tracy for winning a card off Nikki yesterday and didnt Nikki do well ?

Looking forward to your return
Take Care
Elaine H X

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very chic and elegant. Safe travels back to the UK.
Ang x

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Stunning card, monochrome is so classy. Love your high low technique, will be giving it a try when time permits. MISSED YOU too Sue, can't wait to see you on Sunday, Christmas wishes to your Mum and enjoy the remainder of your stay.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I have looked at other comments, and saw that you will be on TV on Sunday, that IS something to look forward too!
Loved the cards Nikki did yesterday!
I like the card today too!
LoveMarg

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, super card, black and white always a stunner. I will try out your technique later as I have a load of Christmas card orders to do for friends and family so your inspirations will be so welcome. Take care, Jess xx

snowqueen62 said...

Another stunning card Sue. Looking forward to your next show.
Hugs Sue x

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
I love this card so crisp and clean. The hi low technique is definitely one to try. A beauty.
Love Jan x x

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue X stunning .happy crafting

lydia jordan said...
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lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunner, love the black and white always a winner in my book.
It will be great to have you back on TV, you have been missed. I'm so pleased that you will be making more videos they are brilliant.
Enjoy the last few days with your mum, bet you find it hard to leave.
Lydia
X

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card. So sparkly. I love the hi low technique. Will try this ASAP! Am looking forward to your shows. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, I haven't tried the hi low idea yet but its in my cards to try folder. Love black and white.
X Ros

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful black and white card. Love the doily dies.
Audrey x

Carol S. said...

Love the black and white. Can see that the background can be amazing, whatever you use. So thanks for this great idea. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Eemeli said...

Combination of black and white gives such an elegant look to this card. Very nice design also.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Beryl Treble said...

Love black and white cards. Love the different textures, will have a try after Christmas.

Lacelady said...

Miss you too Sue - love the card, enjoy the rest of your holiday, and we will be pleased to have you back in the old UK.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card today - black and white always a winner.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love black and white cards and this is beautiful, thanks for you ideas love Jean Z xxx

SusanP, Kent said...

Oh I do love a bit of black and white! Your card is just gorgeous. The Delicate Doilies are definitely 'to die for'. I want.
Sue

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Stunnigncard love all the different textures in the layers. Classic black and white card.
Alison B. x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Such an exquisite card this morning. Love the black and white it's so elegant.

Love Sheila xx

3362 Jan said...

Morning Sue. Wow what a stunner. Looking forward to seeing you back here. Have a great week. Hugs. Jan.xx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue. Love black n white so classic. Love the backing technique. Just love it all. Have a great day.

Love June
xxx

Clare said...

Beautiful card, love the black and white look.

Clare x

Rachel Taylor said...

Very beautiful Sue. A lot of detail in this .
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Gail said...

Luv the card and the techniques - you must have the patience of a saint - I never seem to have time to play like this xx maybe one day xx GailT xx

Jill Liddle said...

The momo look always looks great and yours are even better.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and thank you for giving us a new high and low technique to try out
Best wishes, Pat

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Not usually a fan of black but there are exceptions and this really is one of the absolutely beautiful
Margaret corgi owner

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
This card is really classy, Love the High - Low technique I haven't tried it yet and I'm itching to have a go.
Thank you for giving us such a lovely card to start off a new week.
Love Brenda xxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Lovely card, with the high low technique being very subtle, not long to wait now for a long awaited SW appearance.....!!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. It is very elegant in the black & white and love the technique you have used.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely card! I really love this one. So elegant and classy. Looking forward , with many others, to your return. Trust you have a safe journey! Been reading about some nasty weather in the US at the moment.
Take care,
Love Myra

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
REALLY LIKE THIS ONE . FIRST CAUSE BLACK AND WHITE AND SECOND SET OFF SIDE. THE WONDERFUL BOW JUST THE FINISHING TOUCH
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXXX

nannapat said...

Love the monochrome look Sue and a stunning design as always. Pat x

Helen Barker said...

Love the background will definitely be trying this technique.Black & white is always a hit.Stunning.
Helen Bx

lynda said...

Hi Sue beautiful card I love the high & low background technique I have tried it its very affective & black and white are a favourite of mine. As a lot of the wilsonettes have said i Miss you too Sue.but we are spoilt now with your videos
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

SHARICA said...

Hi There .. Another lush card today .. love black and white .. so classy .. xx

cmu said...

Hi Sue. This is a stunning card - your technique is really effective and everything comes together so well. xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Beautiful. Love black and white always stunning as usual.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue love the the high and low idea can be made in different colours,thanks for the. Inspiration
Ita

KathR said...

A very CAS card , but totally stunning, I love the monochrome look, and you do it so well!

Rosietoes said...

Stunning card as always. Love this technique. x

CraftyJo said...

Fascinating stuff - such a lot of interest on the card.

Oksana said...

Stunning card Sue!x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, love the background on this card.
Donna jones

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Lovely elegant and sophisticated card today, and in your own word it's smashing. I have'nt heard that phrase used for a while, but it's true.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Tres said...

Hi Sue. This is a beautiful card today !! Very elegant and pretty. The black and white monochrome is fab !! I love the techniques you have used. I have never heard of the high low technique but it looks interesting. I really love the doileys set. I have the dainty doiley stamps and dies and use them a lot. I really love the design layout of your card today. At the moment I am having my first try at stamping on to candles as a stocking filler pressie for my sister. I have some white candles and I am using the justrite Doiley stamps in black ink as her favourite colour scheme at present is black and white. Then I will wrap black/ sparkly silver ribbon around the bottom of them with the candle bases and wrap in clear cellophane finished with a justrite christmas tag. I have never attempted this before so I will let you know how I got on !!
I am counting down the days now until you are back on our screens. I can't wait. Happy crafting everyone. Lots of love Tres x x x

Susan White said...

Absolutely classic, with the black and white combo! Thanks Susan

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, video's are a big hit with everyone, so professional.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Disco Queen said...

Super card Sue. I love your high low technique :-)

Sonia Jones said...

This card is stunning. It definatly has the wow factor for me. Hugs Sonia x

Vie Carter said...

Another great card Sue

Vie
x

Jackie Durrant said...

hi Sue, Most interesting card and I'll look forward to seeing the techniques on video in due course, love from Jackie D

creativearts said...

Love all of your cards! Your blog gives me inspiration each day, so glad I signed up to receive all of your beautiful ideas.

weefortune said...

Black & white just stunning. E x

sharon said...

Good afternoon Sue
A beautiful monochrome card!
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

sharon said...

Good afternoon Sue
A beautiful monochrome card!
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

Jane said...

Very nice.

Jane xx

Pearl said...

Hi Sue, love the monochrome card today, another set of dies to put onto my shopping list for Santa now.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, you can't go wrong with monochrome. Looking forward to your shows soon. xx

TDQ Karen said...

Stunning, just love this one, definitely a winner

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, you can't beat black & white... Stunning.... Right up my street.
ValC xx

Shazza said...

love black and white x

Anonymous said...

Is it Tuesday yet - getting W.O.W. Withdraw symptoms ! How come our 'Leader' isn't mentioned in ANY catagory in the Craft nom's I dont get it !!!!!! : (

Lancashire Steph xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I just love black and white, sounds complicated, but certainly looks great!! Love Sam xxx

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great card Sue, love the different techniques. Will have to have a go with this one.

Laura O said...

black and white , so nice and a lovely result from your high low technique ,Laura O

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue, Well you've done it once more, brought us an Oustanding Card!
I love Black and White Cards they are so very Classy, and Elegant, I loved your Background, for the Tone on Tone effect and then when you used The Funky Mask, if I re-call they were on Julia and Nikki's show yesterday!
I loved how first you use The Diamond Sprinkles, then using one of favourite products Miro Beads, it was simply "AWESOME" I also loved the Dainty Doily again if I re-call you used it in one of your Video's. I like everyone else am so looking forward to seeing you!
I love the chance for you to interact with viewers, I just don't like the presenters talking over you while Demo!
I would jut like to say as always Julia did a tremendous job! And now Nikki! she was great her Demo's very good as were the Cards she made Prior to the Show I hope we see more of her! Love and hugs from Sam x

Crafting Newbie said...

Just Gorgeous!

Crafty Nanna said...

Hi Sue, very striking, always a great combination

Karen said...

Love the effect and the colours. Very elegant
Luv
Karen xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue, love the black on white and the hi, lo, technique. Love the Dainty Doily. It´s beautiful. Just a gorgeous all rounder! Enjoy the precious time you have with your mum Sue and have a safe journey over. Look forward to seeing you on our screens again. Missed you! xx Love Karen xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Looking forward to seeing you again cannot wait oh the joys what a Christmas treat.. the card is sooooo stunning I really do like it..
Hugs Sarah xx

Janice K said...

Stunning, love your black and white cards! x

Joanne K said...

Hi sue, a very stylish card. Can't beat black and white for pure style. Kind regards Joanne K x

hazel said...

Hi Sue
A very Stylish and very beautiful card.Love it
Take care
Hazel G x

janet said...

I love the flower -it goes well with the reat of the card
Janet (from Kent)

Cee Bee said...

Hi Sue, another stunner. Black and white is always spectacular, and another technique to try!!
hugs n stuff
Carol B

Jacquie said...

HI Sue,

This is really stunning, well done, lovely techniques.

Love & Hugs

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

Sandy H said...

Stunning card. Looking forward to the videos.

hollyberry said...

Love monochrome always!

Diane Mortimer said...

Oo another black & white number - my fave!

Diane from Glasgow xx