Thursday, 16 January 2014

Silver Engraved Card

Hi bloggers!  Today's video shows several great techniques, including the plaited ribbon border and embossing metallic engraving board, both great for your card making repertoire!

Julia Watts has shows today at 9am (with Dave) and 4pm (with Leonie) on Create and Craft.  Just a reminder for you to tune in and see her great demos and techniques.

Buy from Joanna Sheen

Finished dimensions are 7" x 9" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Another beauty - love the plaited ribbon. Thinking about Debs and Tandy

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue, Just love the black on white its simply gorgeous!!, will record Julia etc. Steph, hope all went well yesterday. Have a great day
Cameeli xx

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card looking forward to watching video after work.xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card, love the black and whiteand the plaited ribbon. Off to watch the video. Thinking of Debs and Tandy. Take care.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue, the ribbon is lovely.

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Another stunning card love the ribbon must try this one the video great to thank you Tracy w x

TDQ Karen said...

I really like silver and black together, great card as usual and the ribbon looks terrific x

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
Thank you a lovely card, Ilove the ribbon technique, Ishall tune into Julia's shows take care Kitty

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
This card takes me back to when my sons used to do engraving art but your way is so much easier and quicker lol. Since you demonstrated the ribbon technique on your DVD I'm always using it even in home deco. The video was great as usual thank you.
Steph hope all went well for you yesterday and I'm thinking of you Tandy and Debs.
Hugs x
Heather T

englishrose897 said...

Good morning Sue and all the follower, great card this morning, will watch video later. take care Sally x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, really great card, love the colour combo, really sets off the silver. Will watch the video later. Have a great day. Bx

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Sue
Stunning Card I so Love the Colours, Fabulous Video as always! I Love all the different techniques used in today's Card "The Fabulous Engraving Art Card" that I have a pack of, it looks Fabulous once you have sanded it to show The Silver Core, I Loved how you used The Radiant Rectangle Spellbinder, to make your Frame and place Silver behind it, I always enjoy watching when you Emboss using Spellbinders as I could never get this correct until you talked us through it, mine used to cut through!! Spectacular Ribbon Technique and I Loved the Bow and Stick Pins to finish off, another Very Opulent, Awesome and very Exquisite Card.
Love and hugs from Sam x
Have a great day all!!

Vick said...

Good Morning Sue,
I love this card, I love the classy elegance B&W gives you! I have always loved that embossing folder and like it when you use the foil board because it shows the embossing to its full potential, another stunning card as always my friend, I will watch the video later on, hugs and have a great day, Vick xxx
My YTChannel vixcrafts

Marleine said...

Morning Sue,

Great card. Love that embossing folder. X

Jacquie said...

Morning Sue,

Stunning card, love the colours and everything else.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card - I have used engraving board and love it - it's just so effective - great for men's cards I think. Will be watching Julia's shows today
Clare W

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I will be watching the video later I still haven't mastered the plaited ribbon technique. Maybe this is the time. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the black and white combo, love the plaited ribbon might try and see if my hands will play nice and give it ago.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Another fabulous video, another fabulous card, I'm loving the plaited ribbon tutorial and it so enhances the card, also the art board with the silver core looks stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
So good to be back with all of you.
Today's gift is just a wonderful creation. With new techniques and old makes a wonderful gift.
When I was a child we used to have this board but it was called 'scraper board' and I used to find it a magic board to use. I'm sure many Wilsonettes can remember it too.
Janet x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Black and white, always a winner, thank you for great video.

Love Rosemarie xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue
The plaited ribbon looks gorgeous, wish I could do it. Love the dies and background. Background would look great on a mans card. Look forward to shows.
Kayleigh B x

auscrafts said...

Great card Sue, the ribbon is lovely,love the colours

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, great card , love the plaited ribbon. I have the engraving board and it does make good backgrounds. Lol lynne m & fur babies x x x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, loving the ribbon must have a go at that.
Brilliant card as always
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous gorgeous card lovin the engraved background.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Stunning, I have everything to make this card and someone to send it to. Thank you for the fantastic ribbon demo and for your fantastic creations.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Marion said...

Hi Sue love the background and agree it would be great for a man's card .
marion H

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue what a contrast to yesterday's card, still so lovely though. I will watch the video a little later. Tandy my heart goes out to you I lost my son 3years ago and turned to crafting to help cope. Debs I hope your son is soon back home Take care everyone x

Debbie Tinks said...

Nice card Sue of to watch the video X

marg said...

Hello Sue
I am so pleased to see you are using the Ribbon. I have tried to plait it but will try today with your video, and I WILL MASTER IT!
Take care
Love Marg

Brenda Hanlon said...

Great card Sue, just watched the video and love demo on the plaited ribbon. Thanks for tips on the embossing art.

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue can't wait to try this ribbon technique, will look forward to doing this card this afternoon

karenlotty said...

Love the engraving card technique It reminds me of a time when at school we used something similar called Lino board (I think It was 50 odd years ago) and we scratched into it You used the technique in another card and I bought some of the board The pack you showed looks a lot bigger than my A5 pack so am now going of to Joanna Sheen to buy Later I'm going to have a go at the ribbon technique too!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW - E-X-Q-U-I-S-I-T-E. This card is so beautiful - wish I could grasp how you do this fantastic ribbon technique. Have watched you explain it a few times, but it hasn't sunk in yet. But I shall master it yet, of that I'm sure.
I'll watch the video a bit later, just wanted to leave my comment on seeing this card.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Great card, love the plaited ribbon border. I like to use the rainbow scraper card for my backgrounds. (4 x A5 sheets for £1 at pound world).
Donna Jones

Helen Kington said...

Good morning Sue - well what a morning a video and a card made with my favourite colours. Thank you I love this card and today I am making a card for my niece so guess what she will be getting. Thank you for your inspiration. Helen xx

Susan White said...

Lovely card and great demo - love that plaiting technique! Thanks Susan

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
Terrific card. Love everything on it. The plaiting can get quite addictive once you start!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
I will watch the video later, but I do like this card very much. Black and silver is so effective.
Gail C x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
This card is stunning, love black and white together.
I shall watch the video as I want to see you doing the ribbon plait again. Just time to go and watch Julia
Carol x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card black and silver so bold love it . love Jean Z xx

Gail said...

Stunning- stunning - stunning xx luv it xx GailT xx

Diane Mortimer said...

Wow, gorgeous love these colours and that ribbon is precious!

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and fellow Wilsonettes,
Well another dreich day in Costa de Glenochil but the Ochils have decided to keep a low profile today.
Oh Sue, i remember when you did this technique and being a total crafter from any age at all (mum didn't believe in knowing how to do something and not pass it on. Why have a dog and bark yourself is her motto) any way this is one of the first crafts i learned to do as i was the one in the corner with the colouring book and pens or pencils, so this was a natural progression. I still have these on my wanted list but like Steph, things are a real treat. I love this ribbon technique its just the fingers don't or won't cooperate, but i'll get it yet. The ribbon that you have used is beautiful being two-toned, showing off its other side to it's best advantage.
Tandy flower, show your grandchildren the beautiful things that their mum didn't get to teach them. With going back to your crafting your are showing them fun, happiness (cos it doesn't matter if it doesn't turn out right
)it gives them an outlet for frustration,but most of all your teaching them good life skills that will see them through their lives. it also is very satisfying to see a youngster or any age completing something that they couldn't before. Their mum couldn't have left them in any better hands than yours.
Debs i am so sorry to hear that your beloved son is in hospital, i hope he is better very, very soon. the best thing about Sue's blog is we get to see beautiful creations like today being made and we have found a whole lot of new friends, who i for one are so grateful to each and everyone of you.
Good morning Steph, i think you and i had a rogue batch of the gliding flakes and glue as mine just wont do anything i want it too either. They go everywhere bar where they should be, on the card. I think this will be a long running battle which we will conquer. You give your lot a good talking to and so will i. we will not take or stand for anymore of their nonsense and disobedience. Hope you are on the road to mend after all the tests and seeing the vampires yesterday, take care flower.
See you all tomorrow hopefully,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil)
Can i pass on a tip for anyone who like me it goes Ops there's an error and you think it hasn't stored your comment and more often than not it hasn't. Once iv'd finished typing i highlight it all from the very end to the start and copy, so that if i get one of these times, i don't need to retype, i just paste in the comment again after checking at the bottom that it hasn't entered. Hope this makes sense,

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love this card it is so classy. I have this embossing folder and use it a lot. Take care, Jess xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous. Love the plaited ribbon - I really must try this. Off to watch the video now. Alison xx

Janette MacArthur said...

How I love this card! Must try the ribbon technique - looks amazing
Many thanks again Sue for another dazzler!

Anne Crawford said...

Stunning Card and Video! I have everything to make this so might give it a go today, I love how you put the silver card behind the frame it is so effective.THANKYOU for another great video.

Sue from Wiltshire said...

Wow, this is so elegant. I have learned a new technique and got some useful tips from your video, thank you so much.

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card especially the plaited ribbon. Will master that technique!!!

Hope all went well for you yesterday Steph.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxx

hotpotato said...

Lovely card Sue, watching Julia while typing this.

Joan D said...

A truly stunning card again Sue. What a fabulous combination. Black and silver is as stunning as black and white. Have a great day x x x

JESSIE said...


Maggie said...

Hello Sue. Lovely card and can't wait to watch the demo. Crafting is definitely therapy and does bring so many people together from all walks of life. Thank you. xx Maggie (better without a bow)

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue beautiful card and great video.
Denise X

Eemeli said...

I love the symmetry on the card + those "colors" are rocking!! Fabulous and would suit very well any masculine occasion. My coffee is soon ready and then I'll watch the video :D


SHARICA said...

Hi Sue, I love the black on white With silver its gorgeous xx

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card love the colours and ribbon used xx hazel

Chris Curry said...

Love this card, so many great tips and techniques. Brilliant. I have seen you do the ribbon technique before on C & C and am determined to try it. Thank you

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
I love all the techniques on this card and the colours are fab. Thank you for sharing.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
I think this black and white card is stunning. Haven't time to watch the video this morning but will do so later. Hi Steph hope your feeling better today. Hugs to Tandy and Debs, keep you chins up. Not literally just using the plural as you might not have 2 chins like me. Thanks for the tip Norah something so simple but why don't think of these things. I copy and paste all the time.

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an awesome card, and really great for a male too, which is awesome.

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Stunning, absolutely beautiful, love it, especially as I have all the 'ingredients' to make this card, so the credit card is relieved!
Margaret corgi owner

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Another great video and such an exquisite card. The engraving board is on my wish list too.

Love Sheila xx

Maggie said...

Fabulous card Sue why haven't I got this embossing folder in my collection as I keep admiring it? will watch the video later can't wait lol.


Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! As always Sue, a fab video with lots of fab ideas and techniques. This is such a gorgeous card today !! It is funny because I have just finished making two cards for two men using my beloved radiant rectangle dies !! I used your sea garden background folder using soft gold card and went over the top with some cast bronze and then some enchanted gold gilding waxes. I loved the results !!
Your card today is just superb. I love the embossed black layer in the middle of the frame you created. I will definately be having go at that one. I really loved how you made the outside frame, backed it with silver card then used the next die size down to cut it out perfectly !! Such a simple, easy idea to do but as usual I would never have thought of doing that !! I will definately be pinching that idea to !! I loved you ribbon technique to but it is still to much for my brain to learn !! I have some engraving board so I will be trying your background out to.
Thank you Sue for more fab inspiration. Lots of love to Sue and everyone Love Tres x x x

Just to say Debs and Tandy I am thinking of you both. wishing you both lots of love and best wishes from Tres x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another stunner on black and white. I absolutely love your plaited ribbon and must once again thank you for all your techniques you so willingly demo and especially the videos which are of immense value.
ValC xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, what a fab card and another informative video. Really enjoyed watching it. Kind regards Joanne K x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and video, thank you.
Best wishes,Pat

Jennifer Swandells said...

Stunning card and just love the plaited ribbon. Hugs, Jen x
Krafty Keepsakes

Beryl Treble said...

Hi Sue, a really stunning card. The engraving art looked brilliant after it had been through your embossing folder. Think this is one to try. Hope tests went well yesterday Steph. Thinking about Debs and Tandy

Lacelady said...

I love that metallic board! I found some on ebay once, then the sale ended before I got around to ordering it - I was really miffed. Off to see your video now. Lovely card.

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic video showing how to make the beautiful card, love it all.
Thank for the great tips you give sue.

Tracy Stitt said...

Mornin sue.
Awwwwsooome card today have the majority of the items appart from the card ur talking about ill need to watch the video tho. I'm glad I can have 10 mins of quiet to watch it as the extension work on the house is driving me nuts!! Lol with all this Scottish weather it's sooooo mucky!!!

Love Tracy in killie x

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Another brilliant video I really enjoyed watching it, and you showing all the techniques you have use.
This card is really lovely and I am sure would delight the recipient, I certainly would LOVE to receive a card like this.
Thank you Sue, take care, love Brenda xxx

Debs and Tandy my thoughts and prayers are with you xxx
Also Steph and anyone who is finding life difficult - look something positive it will help you pull through xxx

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Stunning card today, vey classy and elegant. Love how the silver really pops.
Off to watch video
Amanda x

Jill Liddle said...

A lot going on in the card today, but still lovely.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Very elegant in the black, white and silver. I love the dies and the embossed metalic board.

TOB said...

This is a beautiful card but your video is simply stunning, I know a lot of people who don't realise that you can emboss with dies so that was great. Your tutorials are always so clear and very informative, brilliant I would say. Have a good day.
hugs Theresa x

Myra said...

Hi Sue
Hi Everyone!
What an elegant card. Love the silver and black - will maybe adapt this without the bows for male cards. Terrific video as ever and I can now do the ribbon technique! Am I pleased with my little self! Thanks so much for the really clear instructions. .

Trust all went well yesterday Steph and that this Thursday better than last one.

Sending love also to Debs and Tandy.

Love Myra

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a stunner of a card today really do like this one the ribbon is so lush.. hugs sarah xx

Vie Carter said...

Good morning Sue, love todays card, the ribbon is great


Vie Carter said...

Love todays card, the ribbon plaiting is great


yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, The video is great and the card is a stunner, love the embossing and the ribbon plait, I too have yet to master this technique but I think the video will help me on my way to completing a beauty like yours Sue.
My Wednesday giveaway card arrived yesterday, sooo beautiful in the flesh, it has pride of place in my craft area, thank you Sue for your generosity and good luck everyone for Saturday.
Julia's show was brilliant, really enjoy watching her.
Steph hope you have recovered from the tests, keep smiling you are a treasure.
Debs and Tandy my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Norah thanks for the tip for entering the world of copy and paste. On a serious note your comment brought a tear to my eye, you are so eloquent, perfect.
Take care everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Debs Artliff said...

Afternoon all just like to thank everyone for your well wishes. Now back to the card Sue i love it as its in my faverite colours so classy. I will be having ago at this one. You are such aa inspiration to us all Sue look forward to seeing what you have for us tomorrow. So take care all xx

Debs A

lynda said...

WOW an absolutely gorgeous card the engraving board is magical & so elegant when run through your tapestry embossing folder, I love your tip with the frame by using the smaller die to make a perfect cut out would never thought of that, thank you so much Sue for sharing all your crafty tips the video was brilliant lots of new techniques the plaited ribbon Is lovely thanks for showing. Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Steph hope all your tests went well for you yesterday
Big hugs xx

Fieldsend said...

Hi Sue, such a stunning card n my favourite colours. Watch video later. Have a great day.

Love June

CraftyJo said...

Very elegant, can't wait to watch the video to see all the different techniques...but I'll have to - wait, that is - boring real-life beckons ;)

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Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love this card, going to give it a try, i have all the components for a change, love the video.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, this is a great card, could be adapted slightly for a fab male card!!! Love Sam xxx

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Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for a wonderful video! It's a gorgerous card. I love it :)
I watched Julias first show today. She is so good, and what a sweet lady. And Dave Bradford is such a good presenter. What a great show!

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card, love black and white.


ros hodgkins said...

Hello Sue, well I would never have guessed how you put the silver layer into the border, I love the overall effect of this card.Thank you for showing in person how to make the platted ribbon, I have done it in a class but when I tried it at home it didn't work.Thanks for all the work you do on our behalf.
X Ros

Sonia Jones said...

stunning card today. I'll check out the video when i get home. Hugs Sonia x

Jackie Durrant said...

hi Sue, and yes I'd love to receive a card like this. The way you did the frame is so obvious when you are told, we just don't think of these things when we do them!! so thank you for that idea. Must get some of the card for the engraved panel and practice the plaited ribbon. Love from Jackie D

redfox said...

I was given some of the engraving board for my birthday (boxing day!)so I can't wait to give it a go. It looks really good with your basket weave folder which I have, so I'm going to attempt this card having been inspired by your video. I do love being able to see how you do something, so the videos are a great hit with me! Love Sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

What a stunning combination of silver, white and black. Can't wait to find the time to watch the video to see how to achieve this masterpiece. Thank you so much for sharing.

Beverley W

BlueRose said...

Love all the detailing, and the look, so elegant. Great job!

Marianna Hammer said...

I just turned C&C on and was disappointed to see that Julias show has been cancelled. I wonder why..

Anonymous said...

Waited until I had time to watch video before commenting, Sue, and it's huge thanks for another great one. Think I may even get into the rhythm with the ribbon after such a clear demo - also will def be trying engraving board - thanks Donna for the info re Poundworld - if it's a no go with the technique, at least it'll be a cheap one!! This card 'grew' on me whilst watching, after being totally spoilt with the recent really ornate ones.

'P' in Wales
Hugs to all those having a difficult time - including all who cannot share their troubles.

Janice K said...

Sue this is stunning! I've used the gold engraving board with your Basketweave folder and gives a great effect, especially for the difficult male cards.
The plaited ribbon on this card is gorgeous. x

Aspiring crafter said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.great video and just needed to be reminded you can emboss dies without cutting!
I love that look on the black card.
Thanks so much for the videos Sue,
P.s.janet -I remember the scraper board!

Lindsay Martin said...

Ooohhh silver on black, great combination, always look fab and this is no exception, hoping to make some cards tomorrow, the first of the year, not sure where the days are going at the moment xx

Theresa said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card I do like black and white cards
Love the ribbon Vick tried to show me how this was done and indeed has a video on her blog still not mastered it
I will try it again now I have seen the resulting card it's stunning
Thanks for sharing Sue
You Take Care Sue
Theresa xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Sue and love black and white. Hugs, Carol S.xx

magpie said...

Hi Sue....beeeeeautiful card! All the different techniques that you have used in the one card, wow! It's like buy one get two free! Ooooo and these engraving kits you can get from The Works or Poundland/poundshop....brilliant if you are on a tight budget like me! As always Sue thank you for a great video. You explain and show us how to do these things, step by step and it is wonderful. "Thank you" xx Just a stunning card xx Love Karen xx

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Ali B said...

Hi Sue,
What a beautiful card. Simply stunning.
Alison B. x

Jane said...

Love black and white cards.

Jane xx

Victoria said...

I've never tried the plaited ribbon technique and even though I've seen you do so many times, I don't think I'm capable! But it's a stunning technique and you've used it here again so beautifully. Thank you Sue.

Anne O said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Black and silver are stunning. Another great video - how many tips can one video give? This one had a few! thank you. Just need a couple of hours to try them out. The weekend beckons.
Best wishes
Anne O

Anonymous said...

Hi all lovelies.
Everytime I go to press the select button my eyes roll, my head almost falls off my shoulders ! Still after effects of deep sedation, wish Id visited Sue's blog first like I usually do !
Signing off now and will comment tomorrow on todays card.
Sorry Sue.
Love to you all.
Nite nite.
Lancs xxxxx

Pearl said...

Fantastic card today Sue, love the ribbon weaving and the colours are just great.

Craftihappines to all, love from Pearl

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another wonderful Video full of tips and Techniques. I remember watching you with your Plaited ribbon Technique at the Papeterie last year and thinking OH NO she has taken it all out until you said that it was that easy to do again. Which for me took a good few tries to get it right. But thanks to buying your Video of the day and watching you over and over i finally managed to get the Plaited Ribbon done correctly.
As always your card is stunning Sue.
Take care
Hazel G x

Barbara said...

Fantastic video Sue, really makes me want to go and make this card!!!

Anonymous said...

What a magnificent, brilliant concoction - your genius certainly shines through in this one Sue. Thank you also for a wonderful video, the only technique I'm not tempted to try is the plaited ribbon and NOT just because of my frugal nature! :)

Mary Mac

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, fantastic card haven't had time to watch video today will watch tomorrow . Looks lovely thanks for all the tips and techniques .
Jean D

fairysparkle said...

Sue loving your work its so beautiful works of art x

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card - love the effect of the embossing folder with engraving board and your gorgeous plaited ribbon.

Sheila Lampard said...

Hi Sue
Delayed comment...
Beautiful card, will try and find a Pound shop as having difficulty getting the blank engraving boards.
A must try for a mans card - which I am about to do this weekend.
Watched Julia's 9am show on C&C via the video, as I was poised to watch the 4pm show and then saw Julia's blog that it had been cancelled, because of a sell out!
There's a surprise. I received my stamps and dies, so got busy cutting - ready to put together some sort of masterpiece.
Love the video, have tried a small ribbon and pretty good for the first try.
Bye for now
Sheila x

disneyobssesed said...

Simply stunning, love the effect of the craft card and the ribbon plaiting technique is beautiful, you are such a fabulous inspiration Sue.

Missty said...

Absolutely stunning card and love the plaited ribbon. Can't wait to give it a go, thanks

Missty said...

Excellent video and love the card, especially the plaiting technique, can't wait to give it a go, thank you

Helen Barker said...

Love this plaited ribbon technique.Must try it soon.
Gorgeous card and the engraving is fab.
Helen Bx