Monday, 6 January 2014

Best Wishes

 Hello my crafty friends!  I tried to stop myself, but I just couldn't so this one ended up getting fire and iced!  I just think it looks so opulent and ornate in the black white and gold.  I started by cutting two of the Decorative Labels 8 dies in white.  I over lapped them slightly to create  a pretty edge for my card.  I tucked the corners of the soft gold card under the floral pieces in the corners of the die.  I did a bit of matting with both black and soft gold card too.  Next I stamped the Lavish Corner Background from Justrite using our Flake and Glitter glue on to black card.  I gilded the image with the new Verdigris gilding flake colour and cut out the centre with an oval die.   I covered the entire piece with a piece of sticky adhesive sheet and hand cut the oval area out of the centre.  I peeled the backing paper off and covered it with Iced Snow to complete the Fire and Ice technique.  I mounted foam pieces on the back.  I stamped the Moroccan Lattice background on soft gold card with a clear Perfect Medium pad.  I heat embossed it with gold  detail powder for a tone on tone look.  I mounted my background over it and matted it with a thin white mat before adding it to the rest of the background I had already prepared.  I stamped my sentiment from the Bold Sentiment set by Creative Expressions and gold embossed it.  I matted the strip with some black and gold card and cut forks in the ends.  I used glue dots to mount it across the opening on my card and give it a bit of shape.  I made a rose using the technique at the top of my blog, then sugared it with Iced Snow.  I added it to the edge of my sentiment strip with some black tulle and some thin gold cording.  Finally I finished the card with a double white pierced mat layer.  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8" in size.  All for now, Sue x







131 comments:

Pam said...

Stunning card, love this

Rita said...

What a stunning card Sue. Love the colours. Spectacular rose. Hugs Rita xxx

englishrose897 said...

Great card this morning Sue.
I am back to work today (boo hoo)
Sally

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue thank you.
Just one word brilliant. Take care Kitty

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
What a fabulous card the fire and ice technique gives the card a 'Wow' factor.
Hugs x
Heather T

Tracy Stitt said...

Morning sue and gang!! Wow what a decadent looking card. Looks amazing bet it looks even better in real life sometimes the photos don't do them justice lol
Love Tracy from killie x

tracy w said...

Hi sue
What a stunning card love the black and gold the bow different I like it thank you Tracy w x

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Fabulous card! I think Tracy is right..it must looking even more gorgeous in real...

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue, really lovely card and the technique looks very effective.
well of to battle the weather.
be safe and have a nice day.
Cameeli xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Stunning! Yes, I am agreeing with Pam, Rita and Tracy W, because it really is :) Take care.

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Yes stunning card today.
Have a good day.
Sheila x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous card, love the colour combo. Bx

Maria I said...

Another lovely card like the use of decorative labels 8 xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I soooooo love the fire and ice technique, stunning card, gorgeous colours and fabulous flower.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Marion Bull said...

Another wow today! What a stunning card. Amazing!
Have a good day! xx
Marion B

Jan.moogie said...

Ornate, stunning ,flamboyant and gorgeous, love this card Sue. xx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and great colours.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - oooooooo, aaaaaaaah, wowey - lovn it - it's a must try obviously!
Rgs
Clare W

Debs Artliff said...

Morning Sue absolutley stunning i love it. Its so ornate love the colour. Take care xx

Debs A

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is stunning. I must try the fire and ice technique it gives such beautiful results. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Carole Z said...

Hi Sue, you are right, a very opulent card! I love the colours and this technique but most of all the flower with the black tulle, gorgeous! Carole Z

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue What another wonderful card! Just so rich with the fire and ice technique. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Joan D said...

Another stunning card. I really must try the fire and ice technique,but at the moment I have every surface covered in photos as I am determined to get on with my scrapbooks and get up to date with them. Will try this soon though. X x x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, what a glamorous card today the fire and ice is beautiful love how you've given the card a Lacey edge and the sugared rose adds that special touch, beautiful .
Hugs
Jean D

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
Opulent it certainly is this morning. I adore the format and the dies used but for me the colour scheme is a little too much out of my box. I would not have used black/gold/white and glitter but having seen today's gift I really must give it a go and step out of that box of mine for a change.
Getting ready for my first crafty afternoon tomorrow with my knit and natter/crafty friends.It's my turn to do the demo card so it has to be correct and make sure everyone has all the bits and pieces needed.
Janet x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Gorgeous card Sue

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue a beautiful stunning card. Love the fire and ice technique and the flower with tuille is gorgeous. x

Anonymous said...

Wow, Sue, even more ornate than the card yesterday. Splendiferous!!

'P' in Wales

Laura O said...

such a great rose ,Laura O

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Opulence at its best!! This card is gorgeous, I love everything about it.
You really have outstanding talent, thank you for sharing it with us.
Hugs, Rose

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Very classy and elegant, much like your good self. Super!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, such an outstanding card n love it. You have so much patients to give us all the stunning ideas you come up with. Dry n nippy morning today.
Have a great day.

Love June
xxxx

karenlotty said...

I love the fire & ice technique It always has the WOW factor Love the card Good Luck to Ecco of Sheffield with demo I'm sure it'll be fine x

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning VERY Special Occasion Card! Love how you have used the decorative 8 dies ( I need to try and think out the box more! ) also love the rose etc.

auscrafts said...

stunning

Aspiring crafter said...

Wow , wow , wow!
XxxRuth

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Well that's the holidays over and hubby and no.1 son back to work and school, so peace reigns serene across a lot of households in the land.
Well today's card is so way out of my way of thinking and i am trying hard to open up my mind to different methods and looks, but i can't open up to it all at once. I love the decorative label 8, i love the flakes, i love the ice but i just don't know about them all together. I'm one of those people that can't have anything touching on my plate and i think this is a similar type of the thing for me, sorry. The iced rose i am going to try as i just love how it turns out.
I hope that everyone who has been out of sorts over the festive period is feeling so much better now and ready for the next onslaught of work, traffic and rude people that don't look where they are going and just bash, stand on and positively barge their way through to get there 30 seconds earlier than they would have done with a wee drop manners.
See you all tomorrow hopefully,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card Sue X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Very opulent card today love it.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

snowqueen62 said...

A stunning card. I have not tried this effect so really must give it a go!
Hugs Sue x

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - I love this card and the fire and ice technique suits these colours. Helen

gwen70 said...

stunning Sue

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Stunning card. X

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW what a stunning card - love it - black and gold fire and ice great
Hugs
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fab card great combo of colours
whopperjaw

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Outstanding card, love the rich colours and the fire and ice technique. Stunning.
Lydia
X

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Great card, could be used for many occasions.

Micky French said...

Just stunning, what else is there to say.
Hugs Michelle xxxx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Elegant and stunning. Brilliant. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is soo stunning and a queen worthy, that´s for sure. It almost scream elegance and royalty to me, when I first saw it.

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, a real stand out card, love from Jackie D

Janette MacArthur said...

Hi Sue - one word - STUNNING!

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very opulent card today, love all the techniques, but when all together a bit OTT for me personally,or is it just that I can't think outside the box, anyway take care everyone if you are off to work today. Jess xx

jessie said...

MORNING SUE
WHAT A REALLY STUNNING CARD.ALWAYS LOVE BLACK AND WHITE.

Sonia Jones said...

stunning card today. iT's a card fit for the Queen! Love it hugs Sonia x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Extremely opulent. Love the fire and ice technique.

Anonymous said...

GOR-GEOUS Card, You've still got it, Sue and are still willing to share it!!! What's more you make us feel GGRREATT!! unlike some of the coughs and colds people have been "sharing" lately... Thanks Mabex

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Opulent this card certainly is, and as Sonia J said fit for a Queen. I just love it all and that little flower is so beautiful.
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

nattyboots said...

A superb card Sue ,great background and superb flower.
Elaine H X

Liz Wagner said...

I love your embellishments on your cards. I have studied the rose tutorial which sounds simple enough but you haven't said what weight of card you use for these embellishments. Can you please give us advice as to what weight of card/paper you use for the various parts of your cards including the flowers? I like a substantial card rather than flimsy but don't want to go over the top.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is so beautiful I just love it . all my love Jean Z xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Really opulent today, I have tried the fire and ice but it went a bit wrong, must try again.

Love Rosemarie xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning and yes very opulent card. I love your fire and ice technique and your flowers are always so beautiful. Love the colours you have used too.

Love Sheila xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Sue,

Such a lovely card, love the colours and the Fire & Ice technique.
The rose looks fab too.

Love & Hugs

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

Joanne K said...

HI Sue, wow a very rich and oppulent card today. Love it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I absolutely love the card today. I have said in the past I'm a bit of a tart for glitter, and this has definitely fulfilled my fix today. It's beautiful.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Wowee this card is a bobby dazzler, so rich and opulent. I love the fire and ice technique and the sugared flower is gorgeous. Love, love, love this card it is classy and elegant, just like your good self.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely sophisticated card in rich colours.
Erica x

hollyberry said...

Amazing card today,love the colours.

Lacelady said...

Another inspired idea - 2 dec. 8's!
I'll be looking at all my larger dies in a different light now. Thank you again.

sandie chick said...

I really like this card the colours are lovely together Sandrs x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Another stunning card, love it!
ValC xx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
How fab is this card so stunning love everything about it. Hugs sarah xx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Such a spectacular card, love it!
Gail C x

nannapat said...

So elegant and, as you said, opulent. The fire and ice technique is just so beautiful. If it was possible to buy this in the shops it would cost an absolute fortune. Pat x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. Love the fire and ice technique. Thanks for sharing.

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

WOW! WOW! WOW! I just love this card. Fab colour combo, fab design, fab everything! Thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

lynda said...

Good morning Sue & all fellow Wilsonettes .WOW Sue this is a stunning card today I love the fire & ice tecneque Very elegant. The colour combo beautiful.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
A stunning, stunning card I love the colours and your wonderful Rose
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card, love your fire and ice and your beautiful flower
Best wishes, Pat

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Love the fire and ice effect.

SusanP, Kent said...

Black and gold is stunning and when fire and iced it's mega-stunning. The rose is sumptuous. I know I'll never attempt anything so ornate, but it doesn't stop me from admiring your creation!
Sue

Victoria said...

You should never stop yourself Sue! This is a fabulous card, with the amazing background, the forked sentiment and the lovely flower. Thank you.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a fabulous card. Your fire and ice technique is stunning, rich and elegant.

Vie Carter said...

Great technique Sue, Black and Gold are so lush

Vie
x

nancyd said...

Hi Sue. absolutely gorgeous the colours
are so opulent and classy I'm sure everybody
would love to receive a card like this.
Nancyd xx

Kate's Cards said...

Very glitzy!

hotpotato said...

beautiful card Sue.

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love the fire and ice, so delicious.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Such a grand card today so very opulent. Simply brilliant
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Maggie said...

Goodness me how dramatic. It would need a special person to receive a card like this. Such a clever technique as well. Fabulous. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card and I also think it would be better without the bow. Sorry, I just find it personally difficult it add big bows.
Regards Zena

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue as you say very opulent
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Jean Johnston said...

Lovely card, so opulent and luxurious with your fire and ice technique.

Helen Barker said...

Stunning.Definitely an opulent card.
Helen Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi sue - black and gold and fire and ice work brilliantly together. A very opulent card which is stunning.
YvonneMayxx

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
YOU TEMPTRESS, GILDING FLAKES I CANT LEAVE ALONE WHEN I START. WHAT A FAB LOOKING CARD. WOW FACTOR AS ALWAYS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Margaret said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card I really do like this technique, it is so luxurious looking. I do love the colours and the flower too.
Margaret corgi owner

Snuffy Snoo said...

Sue, I couldn't agree more...what a stunning card...I just love that technique too!! Hugs Sam xxx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card Sue, that is a great technique.

Jill Liddle said...

This is a stunning card today. Love the colour combo.

Janice K said...

This card has a beautiful stately, vintage look to it-gorgeous.x

jane stillman said...

Crikey! you are not wrong - it looks very opulent indeed! F A B U L O U S xxxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This card is gorgeous !! I really like the look of your fire and ice technique. I really must give this a try. Of course I have to get my hands on the ice snow glitter first !! I love every thing about this card. The morrocan background stamp looks fab to. The colours you have used look beautiful together and so does the flower you have made - this is a stunning card Sue.
Lots of love to You Sue and all the Willsonettes love Tres x x x

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, O M Goodness, this card is truly beautiful. No question about it, I have found the 40th Ann. card for my husband.
X Ros

Myra said...

Hi Sue,

Hello everyone! Wow Sue, this is a masterpiece! If it looks so impressive on screen it must be truly gorgeous in real life.

Love to all,
Myra

sued99 said...

Love this card.

Shazza said...

wowzers!!!

Pearl said...

Love this card Sue - defunately opulent and ornate.

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning card Sue. I hope you are keeping warm as I see on Sky that even Florida is suffering in the US Polar Vortex. Ann (France)

TDQ Karen said...

Just gorgeous, love this technique xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
OMG. What a fantastic and most defiantly opulent card your post is today
I absolutely adore it Everything about it shouts
SUE WILSON. Lol
I must have a go at that snow and ice thing it's truly amazing
Take Care Sue
Theresa xx

Anonymous said...

Hiya Sue, hi there all Wilsonettes. Sue, if you want to Fire and Ice, then you Fire and Ice away you raskle you : ) unfortunatly when my brain hears me think Fire and Ice it thinks - you wish, one or the other lady, you dont have the brain power to do both at the same time ! Well one day I'll show it I DO have the capacity, thats when the guilding flakes have stopped laughing at me ! You always make your cards look so easy Sue, especially when you treat us to the video tutorials, which by the way are so useful and helpful. I love this card today, it looks SO rich and opulant, and would look wonderful on anyone's fire place or coffee table (or above my craft table) !
Well almost completed my order, 1 left to make - another for a male Scientist who likes cycling as much as his test tubes ! I bought a bicycle stamp for one of the cards for him, just corporating his profession into the verse, but the next will include his profession on the card itself, so if my local craft store actually decides to open tomorrow I hope I can get a stamp of some description that relates to his work ! MEN !!! All I need to do to complete the others is to do a 'Sue Special' - prick round the edges - yes, I treated myself to a pricking ruler so now I need to get the mat and tool our Sue told us about a few weeks ago (roll on 9pm 12th) : ) cant wait.
Well, after the last of the cards that are driving me doolally, I must start Valentines cards ready for the next market at the end of this month !! Hoping Janet has a great time with her 'ladies' tomorrow and that all my dear friends here are feeling ok.
Love to everyone.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Eemeli said...

Love the use of gold. It gives so much elegance to the card. Beautiful design also.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a fabulous for us today. The colours, gilding and glitter make it a real show stopper.
Beverley W

hazel said...

Hi Sue
An Absolutely Stunning card.I love your Fire and Ice technique it really has the WOW Factor to it
Take care
Hazel G x

Cee Bee said...

Amazing Sue, I love the fire and ice
Hugs n stuff
Carol B

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, very rich and opulent.

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue,
What an Absolutely Stunning Card I just Love The Colour Combination you have chosen for the Fire and Ice, I really love Decorative Label 8 and I really Love Gilding Flakes and the amazing effects you can create with them and you adding your Iced Snow just makes the Card Look exceptionally Fantastic as is all your Cards, looking forward to the Video tomorrow.
Love and hugs from Sam x

Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely rich opulent card. not sure if its for me though.
Alison B. x

Karen G Ratcliffe said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card that says Sue!! The fire and ice look is fabulous. The gilding flakes add that extra wow factor!
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs
Karen

magpie said...

Sue,this is amazing! Do you think you could bottle a bit of what you've got.....it would be so nice of you if you did..... (Titter ye not you brilliant lady, me thinks that you think I am kidding....) x Ooooo you would be a millionairess plus in no time! Lol! It's just fantastic Sue! xx Love Karen xx

Diane Mortimer said...

Ooh lavish!

Diane from Glasgow xx

Alice G said...

Amazing! This is probably the nicest card I've ever seen, I love every aspect of it.

Alice xx

Carol S. said...

Love the fire and ice but can't make up my mind on this card! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sandy H said...

Opulent is exactly the right word for this card.

Gail said...

Another fab card and just luv everything about it xx I made a Chri bi card last year using two decorative labels 8 together for a background and had forgotten how fab it looks xx GaikT xx

Susan White said...

I really like the composition, but have to say I'm a bit fed up with glitter after taking down all the decorations and cards, and finding it everywhere! Thanks Susan x

Marianna Hammer said...

This card is pure luxury!! Gorgeous

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning, the fire and ice gives the card the WOW factor. Just love it
hugs
Carol x