Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Gilded High-Low technique

Hi bloggers!  Here's another way to do my High/low technique.  Use Gilding Flakes for the "low"  and Diamond Sprinkles for the "High" and you will have some beautiful texture for your card.

 The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, so elegant, the gilding is gorgeous
It's still raining here folks, keep warm and dry.

Anne Crawford said...

Opulent and gorgeous card! Love the gilding and the lattice cut overlay.
Still have the Video to watch.
Hugs to all xo

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love the gilding.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue

Beautiful card. Will watch video later.

Thanks Jan

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue,lovely card to brighten our day
today!!! It's miserable here : ( but the sun
certainly shines on your blog : )
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Just watched the video and what I thought was a lattice overlay is the result of the mask and high & low technique, excellent!

pat aberdeen said...

Good morning Sue that's a beautiful card I havent used gliding flakes before but I would like to try them now and I love the lattice x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the gilding flakes must try this one thank you tracyw

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning gilding flakes are one of my favourite things to use they add so much to your cards. Will watch video later. Yvonne xx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Wonderful rich looking card, love this.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely opulent card and great video, you amaze me the way you chop into your card,
with no safety guard on it. Thank you so much for all the inspiration. Take care, it is very windy here today. Kitty.

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A very elegant card, I feel a messy craft session coming on! Sue XXX

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Very opulent and rich card yet the design would be great in many colours. I must try this
Pat x

Olga said...

The background is so pretty and unusual! Lovely card!

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very pretty card, Sue. Gilding flakes always add that extra bit.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Lovely effect with the lattice. Haven't got my G flakes out for a while. Must do something about that! Will watch video later.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue



Anonymous said...

So elegant and opulent, Sue, love the high-low technique and the focal section with the flowers just so pretty. Thanks for the video!

'P' in Wales

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Oh! Wow! I just LOVE the effect using the Gilding Flakes.
I really must start using mine during the year. I seem to use them more at Christmas.
Off to Watch & Learn
Have great day
Patricia xxx

ecco of sheffield said...

Morning Sue
A very elegant and regal way to start the day.
I love gilding flakes and but only use them on special cards.

Today's format is nearly on the lines of less is more for me and because of that the star of today's gift are the gilding flakes themselves. I never tire of the different effects you get every time. Each and every one are unique patterns and are just glorious.

We have a dull morning here to start the day and thankfully the temps are staying in the lower 20s so it's so much better for all.

Off to do a little top up shopping this morning and who knows what the rest of the day will bring.

To all in pain and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue .I like the Gilding Flakes look .May try this one thanks .Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A beautiful card ,love the gilding.Will watch video later Take care Jane B.

Yvonne G said...

Morning Sue
Oh wow. This is such an opulent offering. Loving the lattice and gilding flakes. Absolutely stunning. I can imagine that the whole look and mood of the card could be changed with the use of different coloured gilding flakes and even different mediums.
Thank you for this magnificent offering of inspiration x

I will look forward to watching the video this evening when I have returned from my Spa afternoon - not that I'm trying to rub it in!

Beth - if you're really nice to me I will allow you to be deputy chair. I need someone trustworthy and who will be incredibly easy to manipulate so I can get my own way! Don't you worry about your lack of experience in bribery, corruption and underhanded tactics. Watch and learn girl. Don't know if you are planning to go to Ally Pally but if we do make it then perhaps we could have our first AGM. Further instructions will follow. Hope you're feeling brighter after your fight with the Rain Forest over the weekend. If you want a job doing well you need to do it yourself x

Deb C - they just drive you mad don't they but as their Mothers we have to love them. Hope all is good with your sister in law. Love to her, you and yours x

Theresa W - can you imagine a spa full of Wisonettes? What a thought. Do you think that the world is ready for that? We get a free glass of bubbly so I'll think of you x

Lorraine - I have no problem with a dictatorship as long as I am the dictator. Had my e mail yesterday to say my order has left the warehouse. I bet it is delivered when I'm out this afternoon. That may be best as came beforehand then I may be too distracted to leave the house x

Maria - it is very tiring being in charge of such a prestigious organisation so I do feel like a little pampering is in order x

Magpie - think you've made the right decision. Any thoughts of extreme measures must go through me. Kidnapping is not actually on the agenda as yet but if all else fails it could be a possibility x

Ok lovely people - busy day of pampering ensues so must off and prepare.
Have a Tranquil Tuesday - I know I will!
Crafty hugs

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card today, I love it.
Getting back into my card making now, just deciding to make birthday or Christmas cards. Lol

Have a lovely day

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Beautiful card. This is a really lovely technique. Will be trying this after I've watched the video. Thank you. Hugs Heather.x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card as usual very opulent with the gilding flakes.
Nancyd xx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card Sue.
Elaine H X

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card- I think lots of crafters are going to be reaching for their gilding flakes today!!!


TDQ Karen said...

Terrific Sue love this technique, and the mask makes such a pretty card xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. A fabulous card that looks so opulent and expensive, love all the sparkle! X

Linda28 said...

Just gor jus!!! Love it.xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really stunning!
Doreen R

Sandra said...

Good morning Sue & friends ,
Love today's card Sue, I haven't had the gilding flakes out for a while so may have a go later, or even better leave it for tomorrow when Pat & Sue are over, they can join in the fun too !
The gilded background works surprisingly well with the white card too!
Happy post yesterday I got my delivery from C & C. The New Colours of Foundation card that Sue had on her show last week, oh they are divine, not sure which is my favourite yet though! How many of you couldn't resist??? I am guessing quite a few by how quickly it sold out!
Have a lovely crafting day ladies, I am off to see who's in the cafe this morning !
Yvonne G, enjoy your spa afternoon! X
Love and hugs
Sandra xxxx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely bright card today and classy
Kathy x

Jan.moogie said...

I always forget about this technique Sue and every time I see it I say WOW. Gorgeous card today love it. Thanks for sharing Hugs xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sur,
Gorgeous card. Love the gilding flakes - always look so opulent. Haven't used mine for ages although the cat does still look at me strangely whenever she sees the little tubs!
Another horrible day here in Durham. Hope it's better where you are. I don't know what happened to the lovely summer we were supposed to have!
We'll have as good a day as is possible everyone, love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card so elegant. love Jean Z xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. Love this sort of card. Very good for a man card, as they don't know how it is done it always impresses. I think I saw the sun a minute a go could be wrong!!!!

Love Rosemarie xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue. Think it's time to buy some gilding flakes!
Rosemary xx

Debra Kenworthy said...

Lovely card! The gilding flakes and glitter look such a wonderful combination. I must try it one day. Debra x

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love love love the effects you can get with gilding flakes, today's creation is stunning. Lol lynne m xxxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card! Through experience less is more when using gilding flakes, I used to empty nearly all the pot until I saw how you did it, thank you for teaching me the correct way. The high low technique always look so pretty I love it, (to think years ago I used to do a similar technique using different colour glitter and lace lol!) your way is so much easier and prettier. The video breaks it down into achievable steps for us.
Hugs x
Heather T

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very effective

Janet hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card love the gilding effect, I bought some recently from the Doncaster show and was surprised at how easy they are to use and what a fabulous effect they give. The video as always was very easy to follow and you answered a question I have been meaning to ask....about the rubbit scrubbit, THANK YOU.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

hettygarlick said...

That is so beautiful! Great to get a close up view of how the gilding flakes look too. It's not always easy to choose which colour to buy when just seeing them in the container (or even on line).

Anne said...

A beautiful card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Maggie said...

Good morning Sue
Luxurious card to feast our eyes on this morning, love love guilding flakes great Christmas card!

MaggieH capricorncrafts

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such an opulent and beautiful card, love the focal element against the background. Have a great day. Bx

marg said...

Hello Sue
Took Delivery yesterday, and I must say the colours are beautiful, but the Papyrus is so like Kraft card colour it will be used for that in future, I hope I can buy all these colours from Joanna!
Love todays card, will watch the Video with pen and paper to hand so that I can learn and remember.
Take care
Love Marg

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Wow, I love this technique, and the finished card is really beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, beautiful. I love these techniques. I received my Canadian background die this weekend and the final part of your snowflake festive collection, really looking forward to playing. Thank you.Xx

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, I'm saving the video for after work, but what a beautiful card! Hugs Carole Z X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous elegant card, love gilding flakes.
Will watch video later.

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card :-) Loving this technique. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

carol quinn said...

Rich looking card today........love it

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
A very attractive and elegant card.
Had my gilding flakes out yesterday and always forget to close the window lol!
Have a great day.
Ang x

Zena McCalmont said...

Hi Sue
Love the die cuts on this card.
Zena x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - spectacular card and a great technique. Love the video and am now going to search out some masks and make a similar card for a birthday next week. Many thanks Sue for all your wonderful ideas and guidance. Best wishes

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, such a rich and elegant look. Going to watch the video now,thanks,
Heather Treble

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love this - the Hi/Low technique always produces such stunning results no matter which combination of glitter and flakes you use and playing with them gives me hours of fun...


anne mather said...

Hi Sue

What a stunning technique ! Love it !
Anne M xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, well your stunning card certainly brings a it of a glow today as the weather isnt to good here, I love the die youve used and the background is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card, just watched video and will try later today

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another lovely card, and great video, just love this technique always looks so good.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Mmmm, lovely and interesting. Looking forward to watching your video later. SueL x

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Love this finish, it looks so luxurious!
Lorna D

auscrafts said...

Stunning card this is a lovely technique

IVY Cheong said...

My favourite technique and this card is beautiful. Will watch the video after work. Hugs, Ivy xx

Lesley Thomas said...

Ooh, another stunner Sue, love the hi, lo technique, and glad you didn't cover it all up.

karenlotty said...

Love High Low technique I must get the gilding flakes again Stunning effect you've created today

SueJ said...

Lovely video Sue and stunning card. Very elegant.

Scottydog said...

Love this effect Sue, I use gilding flakes but haven't done this before. Thank you for the idea. The Card has an opulent look to it.

SerenePolly said...

Morning Sue

A lovely card Sue. I haven't been making cards for a while for one reason or another - this one will prompt me back into the groove!

Take care

Christine (Serene PollyP

patwyn said...

Lovely card, Sue. I have not crafted with gilding flakes up to now - a bit apprehensive as I can be "cack handed" at times. Lol. They would probably be everywhere except where they should be!! I suppose I should bite the bullet and give it a try as the finish is so beautiful.

Pat xxx

rolfi said...

Good morning Sue,
an amazing card again...
I love the gilding flakes and this high-low-technique is great.
I have to get these Diamond Sprinkles to try this too.
Rolf xxx

nannapat said...

Beautiful card Sue, I can imagine how much better it looks in real life although the photo does show some sparkle. Pat x

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue soooooo elegent. Thank you love always June horrocks xxxxxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, love today's technique, it's been a while since I used my gilding flakes, need to get them out and play.
Off to watch the video. Take care, Jess xx

Tressa said...

The sooner my new table arrives, the sooner I can practice this technique which I love as it produces such distinctive cards. I will try to ensure, however, that unlike my last effort, I don't sneeze whilst using the gilding flakes. I am still picking them off the carpet months on!!!!

Another stunning card to emulate. Thank you Sue

Maureen K said...

Good morning Sue, and all the ladies.
Oh, this is just gorgeous. I can feel a crafting session coming on!!!
Have as good a day as you can, and Yvonne, enjoy your Spa.
Maureen xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Exquisite and elegant - sings to my soul. That is what this card does.
Gilding flakes are just gorgeous and so is the centre piece -love what you've done with the dies.
Thank you for the video - I always have to read/look up the fire and ice technique (same for high/low - my memory is lousy)
Hugs, Rose

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.Thanks for the video.

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the design of it and the colours are wonderful
Have a lovely day

Debs A xx

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the technique.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Lovely. Wish I could use gilding flakes as effectively!

Paula said...

Oh, I do like that card!! I love everything about it, the colours, everything. In other words, I approve. :) Now I'm off to make the cuppa so I can sit and watch the video. :)
Paula x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
I think this card is just so pretty.
I will watch the video when I return from shopping.
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a very elegant card. The guilding flake's are stunning which make's the background just pop. You don't need much more on the card but the little focal element with the sentiment and flower's just fininsh it off perfectly. Thank's for another informative video. They are alway's a great help when you are struggling with a project.
Take care everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very luxurious feel to this card, off to look at the video.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, another gorgeous card. So intricate, detailed and elegant. I love your technique with the gilding flakes and the diamond sparkles. Thanks for the video.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card so elegant clever technique.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue

A gorgeous card. Will watch video later. I love the technique that you have used.

Joan from Newcastle

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
A beautiful card today sue x the effect of the lattice mask and guilding flakes is stunning x I remember having the flakes in my stash unopened for ages I was so scared to use them as I get so worried trying new techniques ,don't know why must be a confidence thing , then I saw you demo them at ally pally and tried them the next day . I sat at my desk all set up staring at them for ages ! Then I heard your encouraging words you had given me the day before and went for it ! Don't know what I was worried about !!! The results were fantastic I was so proud of myself x so every time I get a wobble now I remember the guilding flakes moment and hear your encouraging words x I know all that may sound really silly to most but thankyou so much sue for giving me a bit of confidence in myself x
Yvonne you didn't mention bubbly before ! I'm on my way !!!
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. I love today's card, your High/Low technique is a favourite of mine : ) Pushed for time right now so I will have to catch up with the video later on. Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care xx

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue.
Stunning card, and love to watch you create these beauties on your video.
Ang - write WINDOW on a post it note and tape it to your container of flakes lol.
Have a good day Sue.
Hugs to Alison, Sam and Tina.
Lancashire Steph xx

TOB said...

Hi Sue, beautiful card with gorgeous techniques. Fab video as always.
Back on my lonesome again, and struggling for things to do to fill the days, can't wait until I can craft again.
Hugs to all
Theresa xx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this card Sue, the gilding flakes with the white card look fabulous, must have another go at the high low technique and am thinking of other colours too, say aqua card and silver gilding flakes, maybe small poinsettias 'C" card style, think tomorrows crafting session is sorted lol !
Have a good day and hope you get some summer sunshine soon,
Muriel x

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card today, I really love this technique and must give it a go when I get some play time. Mountain of ironing must come first unfortunately and I'm waiting for a teenager to emerge to help me with the food shopping! I might be a while! Thank you so much for sharing Sue you really inspire us. Have a lovely day with your mum and enjoy your sunshine, it's dull and chilly here! Much love. Diane G xxx
Yvonne have a fabulous afternoon and we are not at all jealous honest! May your champers always have bubbles and your muscles be lovely and relaxed! Xxx

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good morning Sue and her Wilsonette lovelies!

Wow, what a beautifully rich and opulent offering-I haven't watched the video yet, but it appears to be a mask rather than a die cut used for the gilding effect, I am sure that I have seen it on Julia's website yesterday when I was looking for some masks and texture paste.
I love gilding flakes- almost as much as Brodie, who is very metro sexual for a male cat, he thinks that the flakes peppered through his fur complement his eyes! He has been trying to make budded flowers again, I keep finding camellias dotted around the house so the next step is to teach him how to open the cosmic shimmer glue-it is true what they say, cats are only one digit away from world domination!
Saba, I haven't exploded yet, but if the postie doesn't arrive before my hospital appointment this afternoon who knows the mess that I will create-my mum has the Hoover on standby!:-)
Yvonne, I am disappointed that you have chosen to invite other members into your sect before my appointment! With my obvious credentials-I have already been a winner of the weekly comment game-I can offer invaluable experience and expertise on a level that far surpasses my rivals......perhaps you feel threatened by my superiority?:-) Enjoy your spa day however, it could be the taste of things to come if you offer me JOINT leadership of your budding enterprise, you too could have cheekbones that can cut paper at 10 paces if you stick with me!
Beth, you may have been offered a place on the board of BCAS ahead of me but I am big enough to put aside my disappointment to offer you some friendly advice-whilst I admire your gumption at not letting the rising damp defeat you, though think of your poor fingers&hands and leave the hard labour to Mr B in the future(carefully supervised of course!) wishing you a speedy recovery and love and hugs to little Lauren from me and my babies.
Well, off to get ready for my hospital visit, here's hoping from a predictably soggy Stirling that the sun is shining wherever you may be#whatnosummer!

Love and crafty hugs,


Jacquie said...

Absolutely stunning Sue.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, stunning! Just found this blog and now a follower. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
That mask is perfect for your 'hi low' technique - stunning card.
Beverley W

Susan Lesperance said...

This is an elegant card and I can't wait to try it.

ursula said...

Wow that is gorgeous Sue, a really beautiful card....many thanks luv Ursula xx

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Back to making comments at a more sensible time of day!
Today's card is really beautiful and I love using masks - they always seem to work for me! That'll be the kiss of death on my next attempt. Lol.
The flowers are beautiful . I always learn something from each video! Thank you!
Have a lovely day, everyone!
To those going on special days out - we are not jealous at all! Cheers!
Love Myra xxx

Myra said...

PS! I bought the card too and the colours are gorgeous! Xxx

Thove Arntsen said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love Thove

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Susan White said...

This is lovely Sue - will have a chance to watch the YouTube later I hope. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous and opulent card today. I really like the high/low technique and the twist on today's just makes it even more special. Love the little flowers made from the gold card, purrfect.

Yvonne G - Enjoy your Spa treat but don't let the bubbly go to your head, we don't want you to have an accident in the pool - who would head up BCAS if anything happened to you lol.


Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue
Fabulous card. I'm not dogwood with those blooming gilding flakes they get everywhere lol xx

terrie said...

Beautiful background and they card turned out fantastic...
well done Sue....tfs

doreenj said...

Love the video, Sue, what a technique!!!!

Doreen x

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
I love video days, your high low technique always impresses me and your expression Gold Gilding Goodness made me chuckle.the Vancouver die is lovely used as a diamond element on your focal point. Did you say we could go Hog Wild? Is that an American Creative Expression LoL. Beautiful Card, so pretty. Thank you for sharing. Please consider buying a guillotine with a guard on, my heart is in my mouth every time you do your snipping.

Now this BCAS club of yours Yvonne, what positions are still available? And are you offering a weekly prize draw? If so I'd like to be considered for a senior appointment. Never having won anything in my entire life I feel I should go top of the list for any prizes going. Have a lovely spa day. Not in the least bit envious.
Lorraine, good luck at the hospital, tell your mum to put the Hoover away, she would be better off with a mop and bucket.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Dear Friend Sue,
It's Quite Strange As I'd Watched This Fantastic
Video On YouTube Quite Recently, But I Watched It Once More
Today On Your Fabulous Blog.
I Love The Unique Technique The High And Low Using Gilding Flakes
And Diamond Sprinkles, And For The Great Tip When
Using A Mask To Add "Perfect Medium" Which Helps Remove
The Mask More Easy Then Adding Your Truly Awesome Gilding Flakes
And Then Your Fabulous Diamond Sprinkles To Give A Truly Rich
Magnificent Look I Love How You Changed The Die And The Fabulous
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing It Means So Very Much
To Me I So Much Appreciate Everything You Bring To Us
Try And Rest My Very Dear Friend While Your Staying With Your Mom
Take Great Care Sue
Warmest Wishes To Your MomAnd Colin
Huge Love And Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
HugsTo All Wilsonettes
A Huge Hug To Lancashire Steph Take Great Care x

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! Wow, what a beauty Sue! It's gorgeous! Love the gilded and glittered high and low. Thank you for the good tip about the perfect medium to the mask. The only thing we did the same was use the gorgeous Diamond Sprinkles! Your delicate petals got covered last night! "Thank you Sue" for all your inspiration and that's a great idea Muriel about the "C" cards....Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your mom and your family xx Hope you're managing to have a rest.....x Theresa, nothing is silly about how you remember things and if Sue's voice does the trick, then it's fantastic! x Lorraine, hope your appointment at the hospital went ok x Yvonne, hope you're enjoying your spa day! Well, after reading the comments of the future BCAS, even though I have won a wonderful Sue Wilson wonder too, around two years ago? I shall take a bow(I'm chicken!) and let everyone else fight for the roles of your team....:) xx Sending love and hugs to all the Wilsonettes who are in need xx Take care everyone xx Love Karen xx

Pearl said...

Lovely card today and the high low technique is fab.

Thank you for sharing it with us all Sue.

Craftihappiness and lots of love to everyone.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card and great video as always, love the high/low with the gilding flakes

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

I love this technique - your card is beautiful, so now I am off to find some Gilding Flakes, then on to the craft room to try it out.

As always I always look forward to your video.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Crafty wishes to you all.

Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald

barbara macaskill said...

When I saw today's card I started to laugh! Last night when I was in my craft room I was using your French collection and Austrian collection to make some cards and I got my gilding flakes out and used them on the background piece and glittered up the next layer!!! I thought of you when I was making it and to see that we were both thinking along the same lines was quite funny!!!
Awesome card!! TFS!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful card today and wonderful video. Thank you. I like the high low technique and the colors in today's gilding flakes - lovely colors. You have inspired me to try this high low technique!

Laura O said...

fab card love the gilding flakes,Laura O

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,another beautiful card. I do love gilding flakes,they do tend to fly everywhere but hey hoe such fun LoL!! x

Eunice said...

Beautiful card Sue, you have inspired me to give the high low with the gilding flakes a try!!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning effect and very opulent and elegant looking. A technique I haven't tried yet, but am definitely going to have a go. Thanks for sharing

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow this is stunning. I love your High Low Technique. I think this card is a just right, stunning without over embellishing, just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Hi Sue,
I too love using gilding flakes and I love when you do your high and low technique.
This card is amazing and I love the dies too.
Thank you!

Molly said...

Hello sue an everyone I love today's card because I really like playing with the gold flakes. The flowers took real nice to. Thank you Molly oxoxox

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a truly stunning card....love it!!

Deb Curtis said...

Good afternoon Sue & lovely ladies
Ooh that's nice trippd off the tongue when I opened up the blog, this card is gorgeous, the guilding flakes are so rich and contrast beautifully with the diamond sprinkles. Must watch and find our more about this card! Thank you Sue for sharing all your knowledge and helping us to become more creative crafters. So excited to hear my C&C order has left the warehouse today!!!
Beth, I hope you get your craft room sorted out, it must be awful having the dreaded black mould back, hope you don't need to get a specialist in. Hope you've recovered from all your hard work in the garden, sending hugs x
Alimecca, the weather's been rubbish here too, got caught in a downpour today and got soaked, that's 3 times in the last 2 days with taking Suzie out for her walk, it's OK when we set off but then.....we come back looking like drowned rats lol. Lorraine, just picturing your pretty glittery cats, aw cute x Hope everything goes well at hospital x
Saba, originally a Cheshire girl (well till I was 8), but with a Mancunian accent, when we moved to Bolton the kids used to say I talked posh even though I wouldn't sound out of place on Corrie, never did pick up the Bolton twang. I won't hold your Yorkshire roots against you either lol.
Thank you Lynda for your kind thoughts and you kind words on Pinterest too, sending hugs x
Ooh Yvonne, a spa, I could do with one of those, you lucky girl. I see your plans for world domination are on hold for just a day but a girl needs a bit of papmering now and then. Just to add that I have military training if you need that sort of thing for BCAS.
You lucky girl too Sandra, I'm still waiting for my delivery and sadly it won't include the new card, I was at work during the first show and just missed out.
Just in from work now so going to have a brew and watch.
Hugs & blessings to everyone - Deb C xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

If there was a catwalk for cards, this one would be on it! It looks pretty amazing in the pictures and must look really amazing in real life! Absolutely dazzling!

Yvonne, Beth, Lorraine- the talk of your 'secret' association is highly entertaining!!!
Lorraine, Alison- your cats and Billy would start a club for pets whose lives have been severly affected but gilding flakes, glitter, ice snow and the like. One Christmas after a particularly severe glitter explosion we were finding it in Billys fur for a fortnight after, the gilding flakes left him with little silver bits stuck to his fur. He has had those foampads stuck to his paws and fur too on occasion. At the age of six he now knows the best place for him when I'm crafting is the other side of the door frame to where I am!

Must go, tea will be ready soon. Mr W's birthday tomorrow so I may not get time to comment. Sending two days' worth of hugs to everyone just in case!

T x

Lesley Cann said...

Love this card and have enjoyed watching the video explaining how you made it. Unfortunately I am not so neat with the gilding flakes as you are.

Nana on the Hill said...

Any card with guilding flakes can't fail to impress but adding your diamond sprinkles is a touch of real opulence. Definitely a technique l must try.

Rosie said...

Hi Sue
Another gorgeous card. So detailed and elegant. I love your technique with the gilding flakes and the diamond sparkles. Thanks for the video.....xxx

Karen Drew said...

The lattice overlay is stunning. I love how this technique looks
Karen xx

Mary Lynn Cox said...

I love the gilding flakes. They are so much fun to play with. Another beautifu card, Sue

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

I love your high low technique. Such a lovely card.

Big Hugs to all :-)

Tina XX

liz spooner said...

Hi Sue, stunning card and this is a lovely technique so easy to do.xx

carole bennett said...

Hi Sue,
Love this effect, never tire of seeing the result. I also have a very crafty cat who whenever a parcel arrives can't wait to get inside and see if he can help. He is often curled up covered in glitter and the odd sticky pad on top of whatever it is I want to work on!!🐈
Hope we get some better weather soon!☔️☔️
CaroleB xx

C A W said...

I'm having a catch up on last week, such gorgeous cards and today's is no exception, love it

Brooke Bont said...

I just love the gilding it adds so much interest to the card

Theresa Pace said...

what a lush and opulent card. beautiful need to copy your high low technique at some point, hugs xx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Sue!! Love the use of sparkle

Lynda's craft's said...

Good evening Sue & friends
Wow elegegant & stunning card sue I love doing the Fire & ice
Technique it's magical video excellent as always. Thank you
Love Lynda Brock xx

TOB Theresa lovely seeing you comment sending you (((((Hug's)))))
I hope your shoulder is mending well. Love Lynda xx

Beth hope your ok & not in too much pain after all the hard work getting the tree out of the garden
& your craft room is it Mold free yet.Take care my friend Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Deb C your welcome love ((((Hug's)))) to you & your family
& healing (((Hug's))) for your SIL xxxx

Yvonne G hope you enjoyed your Spa & your all relaxed xx

Hug's for all my friends love Lynda xx

craftynanna jo said...

Hi Sue, absolutely gorgeous i have finally decided i need some masks and as OH and i are out shopping tomorrow i will call in at my local craft shop and get a couple, this card has got me wanting to have a go as the video was brilliant and explained everything simply, well as simple for me to follow, thank you Sue for all your inspiration, you are so good to us all. hugs Johanna

Barbara said...

Fantastic video and a gorgeous card.
Have not tried this technique yet but you have inspired me to have a go.
I have just paid a visit to Stampers Grove in Edinburgh and the first thing I bought was the Rubit Scrubit pad along with a few tubs of gilding flakes.
Didn't get the new foundation card from C&C as it sold out but got it so much cheaper and p&p free from a crafter on facebook who sells all your fabulous products.

Barbara W said...

Hi Sue

What a great video to make this beautiful card. Look forward to giving it a try.

Lol Barbara W x

Denise said...

Hi Sue

This card is lovely. You introduced me to this technique a few months ago and I absolutely love the effect. It's fairly easy and gives a stunning effect the recipients love.

Denise (mini)

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! This is a gorgeous card today !! I love it all !! The gilding flakes look great with the white glitter (sorry but I can't remember its name already !!) The mask is lovely. I will have to look out for this one. I don't have any of the dies you have used !! But I can try with other ones I do have instead. I have many dies on my huge wish list and I am now trying to save for the next Alley Palley show. Thank you for sharing another fab video and gorgeous card today. The card is stunning Sue. I hope you have a lovely time back home with your Mum and family. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Stunning card and a fabulous tutorial as always,
thank you Sue!

Love reading your jargong girls, all we need now is
Norah back :-) Hope you are ok Beth after your fight
with the bush.
Happy birthday to Mr W for tomorrow, you will look
after him good I hope Wheelybad
ToB- take care x

To all Wisonette's and friends

Hugs Maria x

melody said...

Hi Sue, lovely card I think the high low technique is really amazing looking. Love the videos I couldn't make half th cards without your fantastic videos thanks for sharing. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Well I don't know what happened today as I seem to have completely missed commenting on your blog. I love this technique and the card you've made using it. I know I looked first thing. My brain must have hone walk about this morning,

hazel said...

Hi Sue
I am very late with my comment today, A very beautiful card
Take care
Hazel G XX

Sandy H said...

Stunning card. Love the gilding flakes. Can't watch the video for a couple of days as I'm not at home so I'm grateful to Anne Crawford for saying early on that you had used a mask. I thought I'd missed a lattice die being released.
Take care everyone.

Karen M said...

Hello Sue
Better late than never!
Love this card & the technique, I must try this one
Thank you Karen M

sonja_w said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing this technique, I love it x

Vie Carter said...

just beautiful


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Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Thanks for the video really enjoyed it.
Really like the effects of guilding flakes.

Love2papercraft said...

Ooohhh, I love it, love it, love it! So very pretty!
Rebecca from Colorado

Elizabeth Beal said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes

Thank you Sue for such an informative video...I had tried using the gilding flakes & I must admit I don't know why I waited so long to do so...they really are fun to work with & my Border Collie Hannah thinks so too...Altogether a lovely technique on a gorgeous card that again can be for those difficult male cards but dressed up for female cards...thank you as always Sue for your wonderful inspiration in both the card & video...

Take care to one & all Love 'n' (((((HUGS))))) Beth B x x x