Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Antique Background

Hello crafters!  Today's video takes an embossed back ground and shows you how to give it an antique look!  It is a great technique to use on those masculine cards as well!

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Pam said...

Beautiful card, so lovely.
Missing seeing you at CHA, such a shame, but hope you are having a good time.
Hugs to all especially Melody and family.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Great card going to try and watch video on phone
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Great card and this technique would be so useful for many cards - I am thinking of male cards
Pat x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Another beauty , love the technique , will watch the video later.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, just what I need at the end of the month.
A great video too.Sue it has turned very cold here.
Take care and have fun. Kitty.
I am looking forward to the weekend when CE take over hochanda.

Rosalind McLellan said...

Hello Sue

That looks a very interesting technique which I must try. A beautiful card overall.


tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the dies great video to thank you tracyw

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely beautiful card & as you say especially good technique for male cards. Yvonne xx

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Great video. Interesting technique with your favourite Bed of Roses embossing folder. You're right the antique finish would be good for mens cards. Will try that soon on my son's birthday card for March.
Anne M xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow this looks interesting, I think most people struggle with male cards so this technique is very useful.

We miss you Sue so hurry back soon, hope you have enjoyed CHA, it is one place I would love to go to see all the new things coming on the market.

It is very wet and freezing here so when you come back wrap up warm.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Sue, like the antique-ing look and the flower and butterfly look so pretty in vellum. Thanks for another great video.
Hugs all round.

'P' in Wales

auscrafts said...

like this technique

Sam Smithard said...

To My Very Special Friend Sue,
A Truly Tremendous Video And Outstanding Card So Extremley
Rich And Opulent I Just Really Love The Whole Look Of The Card.
It's Just So Stunning, Thank You So Very Much For Sharing All
The Fantastic Tips And Techniques With Us, I've Got The Fabulous
Heraldic Square Die Which Is A Favourite Of Mine So I'll Have To Give This A Try.
Sue You Inspire Me Daily And I Really Appreciate It So Much.
Well I've Booked Our Holidays! Yesterday So Something To Look Forward To
To Get Away From The Horrendous Weather We Are Having.
I'm So Looking Forward To Watching The "Creative Expression Team" On Hochanda
A Full Exciting Weekend The Very Sad Thing Is Your Not There, But We'll See You
Again When Your Home In February.
Take Care My Dear Friend
Warmest Wishes To Your Wonderful Mom, And Colin
Love And Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes
Huge Hugs To Lancashire Steph x
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
love this technique and I will go through my card and stamps to see if I have what I need to try it. I have been using the heraldic square die today, it is great to use. The video step by step as usual is so helpful
Thank you
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. Another of your beautiful cards. This looks a great technique and a good one for the guys but not just for them lol. Thanks for another great video. Hope your having a great time at CHA and would like to see some pictures if you have had time to take any on your return. Take care Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. What a fascinating technique for the background, I would never have thought of that but I'm definitely going to try it, the inking just brings everything out. Hope that you're having a great time at CHA. Hugs to all. Sue XXX

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. What a wonderful background! I can see what you mean about it working well for male cards and will defiantly be trying it myself. Super card.x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this is a very beautiful and elegant looking card. Love the background. Thanks for the video, I would never have guessed you used black ink. Take care. Bx

Anonymous said...

Very nice background Sue., look forward to watching video later. JJxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the way you have done the embossed background. Very effective. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Deborah Artliff said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the design and the colours are wonderful.

Debs A xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Great technique makes a wonderful background.Crafting days are getting back to normal after all the Christmas cards etc.but I must say I had some lovely comments about them.
That's why I love to make individual cards for for all our friends.
Have a good day Jan

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card & an interesting technique for the background.


Karen Derbyshire said...

Extra kingly different card. Going to watch the video from my nice warm bed.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Beautiful card Sue, will watch the video later.

Karen Derbyshire said...

That should read 'strikingly different'

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Fab video and card. I love the background. Will try this when my bed of roses EF arrives. I've just ordered it. Think it will be a fave. The string flowers are lovely cut in vellum. Must try that too!

Jean Z said...

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

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue x xhazel

Debra Kenworthy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the antiqued background and the vellum flower, so pretty.

Can anyone tell me how Sue makes her messy bows? I asked Sue who said some of you may be able to point me to one of her videos. Thanks, Debra x

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I am looking forward to watching the video later but first there is work and then a hospital visit with my husband so it will be a treat for me to look forward to. Have a wonderful day today. Hugs Jackie

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card today.
I love it.
I will watch the video later have another busy day today.
That's for sharing

A Happercrafter6 said...

Pretty card Sue. Will watch video later.

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue. I tried this technique at the weekend, the results are amazing. As you say great for a man card. Thank you fir all your inspiration.

Love Rosemarie x x

carol edwards said...

Lovely card and great techniques Sue x

lilian said...

Hi Sue great card ,will watch video later, interesting technique
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

dmj from kettering said...

Yes, I can see this on men's cards,

Doreen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card and lovely technique Sue


Aspiring crafter said...

Looking forward to watching this video Sue, great card,

Chris Curry said...

So I have a very different video to the picture foe today's card. Both beautiful but is it just me? Xx

Chris Curry said...

Sorry, I meant FOR today's card. Maybe it's just me. Xx

Anne said...

This looks great, Sue. Will watch video later.

Anne (Northampton)

TDQ Karen said...

Very regal Lovely card

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I loved watching how you did the background, I would never have thought to put Black Soot on top, but how effective that is, it looks very metallic and vintage. I love this !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Chris Curry said...

Now I have seen today's video. Brilliant ideas Sue, thank you . Really love the vellum butterflies and flowers too. For some reason I was watching last Saturday's video. Very strange. X

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card. Love the look of this - will watch your video later. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very interesting background technique - the black soot inking really brings out the detail in the Bed of Roses folder...love the vellum flower and butterflies


Jan.moogie said...

Very elegant and lush card Sue love it. The video was great and my wish list is getting longer day by day. Ho Hum. have a lovely day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxx

iReneM said...

Absolutely stunning.

Great technique, lush result.

Superb vid tut as always - just took ages to watch as
pesky laptop was buffering every few seconds, grrr


gwen70 said...

Love this card Sue, will watch video later

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
Will need to take notes with this one so will watch later...looks like different techniques !
Take care
Love Marg

hollyberry said...

Lovely vintage look on this card.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Debra
There is a video in series 1- 6th February 2014 called Dazzling Doily in which Sue demonstrates the messy bow and waxed embossing.
Hope that helps
Muriel x

June Horrocks said...

Lovely card sue as you say be good when your stuck for male card ideas love always June Horrocks xxxx

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue & ladies,

Lovely video, enjoyed watching it. End result? A gorgeous vintage card.

((((hugs)))) to all in need of one to comfort you.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card as always for to watch video now.
Nancyd xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great looking card. Will watch the demo later.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, yes I agree that technique would be useful for a mans card, its a gorgeous card and I loved your video. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Fantastic card and fabulous video thank you for sharing. I wish you were included in the Hochanda weekend video. I saw on line that your new dies and stamps are being launched in two weeks time YAY!!!
Hugs x
Heather T

Sylvia Yates said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Love the antique look. Must give that a try. Have a great day everybody
Hugs Sylvia xx

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card and great video. So many hints and tips to try. I love the bed of roses folder and will definitly give up this technique a go, thanks for sharing x

America said...

OOOh, Im loving the embossed antique look! Thank you for sharing another great tutorial! :) Hope you;re doing well and resting after CHA! :) Been seeing lots of YouTube Videos from CHA 2016's Mega Show and lovin' the NEW HOT products in the market! Very exciting! Hope you had fun!:)

Tressa said...

An interesting technique to make the background, and one that must be tried as it is so effective. I don't have all the Canadian dies yet so will have to practice with alternatives and hope it looks as good as this. Aren't the string flowers and vellum a perfect combination?

Thank you


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a great card and as you say, so suitable for a man's card. Another great video and I love the effect of the embossing folder over the embossed stamp images and the vellum flowers are just so pretty. Will definitely be trying out these techniques. Best wishes

sandy acland said...

A great card for men:0)

Sandy (tort)

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I love everything about this card and really enjoyed watching the video. The antique look is great and once again another amazing look to that lovely Bed of Roses Embossing Folder!
I can feel the temperature dropping already so keep warm everyone. I think it is time to try out my new Warm jacket today!
Lesley S x

Bente Sørflaten said...

Beautiful card and a great tutorial!
Thanks for the video!

Beryl Treble said...

Lovely card Sue. Enjoyed the video.

HeatherT said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the antique effect and will catch up with the video later.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather Treble

Kate's Cards said...

A very useful effect. xxx

Rosemary Stickland said...

This looks interesting, will enjoy watching
the video later.
Rosemary xx

Scottydog said...

What a lovely effect - who would have thought to put black soot over the embossed stamp. Other than Sue Wilson of course! Lol!
I just wish I had your inspiration! Thank you Sue.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
A lovely card and a brilliant embossing technique.
Evis M.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, this looks amazing, what a lovely antique effect.
Off to watch the video for inspiration.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card love it.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Today's card is lovely what a great background technique I love the little vellum butterflies & string flower

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Today's card is lovely what a great background technique I love the little vellum butterflies & string flower

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Stunning Sue, now going to watch the video lol!

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a great card, love the antique look background, great for our male friends.
Will be trying this out

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The antique look background id ideal for men's cards. Thanks for your video.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue, lovely card and really suitable for a mans card. The video is great and well worth a look

crafty hugs Pen x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue and the band of merry Wilsonettes,
I would like the card for me with out the extra covering that is over the top of the bed of roses embossing Sue but hey that's just me and i can't do messy and not pristine. I just got my Heraldic Square on Friday and it is every bit as beautiful in real life at what it can do, i just love that one and so glad that i finally have it. I like the touch of black that you have put with the card as it is just enough to lift the soft gold and white. This amount of black i'm good with(lol) as it just takes a card from normal to chic or elegant. Thank you Sue for another wonder of wilson that we can make our own.
Well no surprise that it is raining here in Glenochil as well but we do have the odd flake of white stuff desperately trying to get a path through, and although it looks lovely on the hills please can we leave it there as it is not nice to drive in or for some of us to try and walk in( that'll be the some of us that have that difficulty just as a norm never mind the weather chipping in to make matters worse for us). I am on the border of a shawl so i am going to sit in front of the fire and carry on with that so i am sending hugs out to all my dear wilsonette friends that could do with some that are going through a hard time the now and to any one else that could do with one of wants one.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

CraftyJo said...

Looks lovely - apart from the bow ;) - I shall look forward to watching how it's done when I get a few minutes, thanks for sharing.

Margaret Rogers said...

I love the antique look of this card, but for me , I would loose the bow, or use one with shorter tails.
margaret xxx

Anonymous said...

AAAWWWW...love this card. The gold and black are so elegant. Great video, too. Thank you. Jan D., Florida, USA

nzillingworth said...


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussss and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

IVY Cheong said...

A stunning and classy card. Hugs, Ivy xx

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A rich card today, sorry but I don't like the bow. Thanks for the video.

terrie said...

Such a rich and elegant card...this card turned out fantastic...
well done Sue
Thanks for the video...

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the antique finish on the bed of roses EF, great technique. I was tossing up between the heraldic square and the brighter days die and eventually bought the brighter days one so will use that for a similar look.

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Great card like the background technique.xx

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely delicious!!! LOVELOVELOVE this and can't wait to watch the video this evening!! <3

ursula said...

such an amazing technique Sue, a really super card in the end, thank you so much for the tutorial....I love it !!!!! luv Ursula xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Such a gorgeous card, thanks for the video which shows us how to create this. Sheer elegance, I love it.
Hugs, Rose

Jane Franklin said...

Just think the look is so elegant and the cut out centre piece draws the eye. Fab, will Wachovia video later. Best wishes all jxxx

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the antique frame!! Very beautiful!
Moxie Craftie

Lorraine Eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

I'm losing the will to live now, I just spent 20 mins typing my comment only for it to disappear into cyberspace...maybe a blessing in disguise cos you no longer have to suffer my inane chatter about the weather, January blues and what housework I should be doing instead of typing this!:-)
Briefly though, I have wonder of wonders actually watched Sue video BEFORE I chose to comment today so I can actually comment with some knowledge of the proceedings...whether my musings make anymore sense is debatable though! Basically, I adore the shabby chic feel created by the use of the black soot to enhance the EF detailing. The distressed look always appeals to me even if I am rarely brave enough to try it out for myself- ripping and inking paper is something I struggle with! The mixture of the stamping and embossing for the background is a technique that I will definitely be giving a go, it creates dimension and texture in a way that a patterned backing paper never could. Love the delicacy of the vellum flowers, a real favourite of mine lately, they create a subtle accent to the card.
I'm really looking forward to the special CE weekend in a few days, though, like many others, I will miss our Sues expert prescence...often wish that we could devise a way of cloning her so that we could have her on both sides of the Atlantic at once:-) Nevermind, we can console ourselves in the knowledge that she will be back with us again next month hopefully promoting her new release of dies. Am I alone in panicking about a new set of must have dies when I haven't even started collecting the last release? It has came around too quickly for me this time but I only have myself to blame...and the fact that I chose to buy an LK Bennett jacket and sequinned cardigan in the sales instead of buying some much lusted after dies...call myself a true Wilsonette? I am a disgrace to Sues legion of dedicated fans and thoroughly deserve to be die less and bereft! Well, I have a couple of weeks to redress the imbalance and either rob a bank or sell a vital organ to fund the discrepancy:-)
I have been desperately trying to source some gilded card stands to display my finished cards on but with little success...until now! I contacted the lovely ladies on Sues Facebook appreciation page with my difficulties and I was pointed in the direction of ebay where brass ones are being sold for the reasonable price of £6. This has proved a godsend because I was previously using a Tattered lace card stand die that often needed to be cut six times in order for it to hold a Sue copy/ inspired card, a massive waste of paper and very laborious. I wondered if any other ladies had this problem and just wanted to fill you in on my discovery. I will keep you updated on their strength and quality when they arrive.
Think I've bored you enough for one day:-) just want to extend my best wishes to all my Wilsonette buddies, you know who you are, I hope that life is treating you kindly, big hugs to you allxxx
Missing Yvonne, Beth and Rebecca, hope you are all wellxxxx

Love and crafty hugs


Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
I love this technique and the finished card is fantastic. I think I fell in love with the little butterflies that you added :). As you said, this background would work really well for 'male' cards, always so difficult to make - for me at least lol. Thanks so much for sharing with us all.
Bejay x

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I really like the antique looking background. As you say it would make a great male Card, very regal looking. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Val Jones said...

Can't wait ti watch the video of hoe you've made this beautiful card Sue. Just love it.

Love Val in Spain x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a most attractive vintage style card and I love the way you have created the background/frame. All three techniques used together create a wonderfully textural card.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

When I try anything like this it always looks messy!

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue

Love today's card. Video always great. Must try to do more things. Have the bed of roses folder just need to use it sometime lol x

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, I love the look of this card. The vintage effect makes for a very classy card suitable for men and women. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful effect Will watch video later

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Stunning effect on this one and completely unisex. Will be having a go at this one.

gailgale said...

Another beautiful card!!!!

Jean said...

Simply stunning!!!

Loraine Jefferis said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Just watched the video. Lovely technique and using one of my favourite dies the Heraldic Square. Really beautiful card love love love it. Have just ordered the String flower die because it looks so pretty. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Karen Drew said...

Oooh. I love the look of this. Could use this technique for a mans card. Off to watch video
Karen xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

A stunner of a card today. I agree, I think this is a good card design for a man. Thanks for the video. Thanks, too, for sharing the "how to" on the antiquing. I like the look of the stamped image in gold and then dry embossed with a different design, finishing up with highlighting the overall pattern in black soot. I will give this technique a try!

DeeDee7770 said...

Love this embossing Sue! Absolutely gorgeous card!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Only one word today F A B U L O U S !!!
Love to all
Maureen xxx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Love today's card so much, you know I love your take on grunge because it is always so stylish. The gold is yummy and the heraldic square so versatile.
Laine, thanks for the shout out about the card stand just hope I can remember when I need to get some :)
Another day on the sofa so fed up and still have very little voice. My glands in my neck are right up so that's rather painful. I am just thankful it's nothing serious and I will soon be well.
Wishing good things to all xxx

Lisbeth said...

I shall have to try this technique myself - I wonder how it would look in different colours? Well there go another couple of hours while I find out.


Theresa Pace said...

this is such a lush card. love what you have done with background. it looks so different to what you started with and what you used even. fab, hugs xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Interesting technique in the video. Love the vellum flower.
B xx

julie laz said...

Beautiful sue, just beautiful crafty hugs Julie xx

Linda Norris said...

Hi Sue,

Loving this card, will watch the video in a bit.

Laine I will never be bored of reading your post you do make me chuckle and how dare you buy clothes instead of Sue's dies lol!! I too am panicking a bit over this next die release as I've not got a single one of the last die realease yet!! Still struggling to get motivated. Didn't know you were on facebook should of found me and said hello x

Lorraine F, I'm so glad you got to enjoy your birthday. I'm so sorry your not too good now, I hope your better real soon. Sending healing angels your way x

Linda xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
Great video and card.

Pearl said...

Great card Sue, thank you

rolfi said...

Good evening Sue,
have just seen the video and love this fabulous antique background you showed here.
Thank you very much
Rolf xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Great card and another brilliant video. The antique background is an unusual technique but one to be tried!
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,

Thank you for another fantastic video, you really do spoil us.
Today you have shown us a really beautiful card, I love the antique background.

Thank you Sue for sharing all your ideas and giving us so much inspiration. LOL
Take care love and hugs Brenda XXX

Eunice said...

What a magnificent card Sue! I love the antique background you created, awesome!!!!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas.

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Loved the video, another stunning card, technique would make a great gent's card too.
Di B.

Diane said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card, it looks gorgeous. I will watch the video in the morning - it's a bit late now!
Take care
Love Diane G xxxxx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely stunning. I love this effect and I can't see it staying on cards. Hope you've had a good CHA.

Hugs to Tracy, Melody, Lorraine F and anyone else who is ill, having treatment or who just needs hugs xxx

Sorry it's a quick visit, lots of fatigue, migraines and bits of me aren't co operating. Will quickly visit John and Julia's blogs then back to sleep. Will catch up properly asap.

Hugs to everyone wherever you are, extra hugs if you need them too- plenty to go round!

T x

Sandy H said...

Fabulous card. Really like the String Flowers Die, so effective and so quick to make.
Take care everyone.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this effect

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Janet Hampson said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card and video, just love the antique look...gorgeous.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Julie Elli said...

Very Tim Holtz like style! Love it!
Big hug
Julie E

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