Saturday, 13 February 2016

Tissue Paper Background

Hi bloggers!  Today's card was a sort of experiment and I was very pleased with the results so I decided to show it off in a video.  It is quite easy to do and gives beautiful textural results!

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is:


Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card. 

 The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Such a lovely card. It's so springlike.
Congrats to Chaffinch, enjoy your win.
Gentle hugs to Sue, Melidy, Francus, Tracey and all who need them. You are all never far from my thoughts.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

It may have been an experiment but it's worked beautifully, Sue. I think that's often the way. Can't wait to watch the video and have a go myself.
D x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card and I love the tissue paper background haven't used it for ages but must do a card with one.
Nancyd xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. Will watch video later and put it on my must try list! Happy weekend all.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card Sue. Will be watching video later. Congratulations to chaffinch. JJxx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and love the tissue paper technique. Have a great day, hugs x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card as they always are.
Congratulations to chaffinch.

JAO said...

Congrats chaffinch, great card Sue.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Good technique Sue, tried this once, it turned out good. Well done Chaffinch.

Unknown said...

To My Very Special Dearest Friend,
Well Sue As Always "You've Done It Once Again" I Loved This Morning's
Truly Tremendous Video And Unique, Outstanding, Rich, Opulent Card, It's Just Superb.
I Loved The Way You Used "The Tissue Paper" And The Awesome Colour Clouds, They Are Just So Fantastic To
Use Thank You For Bringing Them To Us....
Adding The Very Beautiful Gilding Waxes "The Background Is Just So Opulent"
I Love The Stunning Colours. Great To See The Template Technique Once Again As I Do Love To Purchase
Your Stamps To Match Your Fabulous Dies.
Your Leaves Look Awesome In White And Embossed In Gold, Also The Wonderful Orange Blossom
Flower, I Often Use My Gold/Silver Pen To Go Round The Edges Of My Flowers.
I Must Try This Wonderful Technique... Of The Awesome Background.
Sue Thank You So Much For Sharing Your Talents With Us I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
You Truly Inspire Me "Each And Every Day" Thank You So Very Much.......
I Have A Confession To Make I Forgot It Is Valentines Day Tomorrow So Today I'm Making My Wonderful
Husband A Valentines Card (Oh! My Word) Luckily I Have A Wonderful A5 Heart Card From Justrite So I'll Be Using That......
Sue Thank You For The Tremendous Video And Truly Beautiful Card I Truly Enjoyed This Morning's Video....
Take Care My Dearest Friend "I'm Thinking Of You"
Warmest Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Love And Lots Of Huge Hugs To Yourself
From Sam xxx
Hugs To All Wilsonettes Congratulations To Chaffinch For Winning The Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy!!!!!!!
Hugs To Lancashire Steph x said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a great card as you said good for all occasions.
A great video too, you made me smile when you said " I'll just do this side", then you nearly covered the whole piece, I thought you just cannot help yourself once you start, we just keep going.
Congratulations to Chaffinch.
Take care Kitty.

Wacki Macky said...

Beautiful card today Sue, the tissue technique is great, thank you,

Pearl x

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours and the tissue technique love the butterfly thanks tracyw x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue,

Gorgeous card today.Beautiful coloured background, just love it.

Thank you Jan

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card, Sue, just love that background. I'm with Tracy, don't do messy (although have a very messy untidy craft area - still!) but am tempted. Love the floral leafy embellishment. Great video, thank you.
See Phill has launched some sentiment dies, oh my so much out there.
Laine and Yvonne G - both out on the razzle, enjoy and take care! Laine, hope your Dad continues to improve.
Well done to Chaffinch on the card win.
Hugs as ever, Sue.

'P' in Wales

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters everywhere,
Thank you Sue for an other beautiful card. What a great technique so pretty, with just the flower and butterfly no other words can describe it ELEGANT!!!!!!
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T

Unknown said...

Congratulations chaffinch on your win!

Beautiful the background

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. The colours are so pretty. Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations to chaffinch.
Have a great day everyone.

auscrafts said...

stunning card

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very pretty card today, I will watch the video a little later when I have my breakfast.

Congrats to Chaffinch

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

Unknown said...

Fabulous card today! Wonderfully messy technique and great tip with the template for die cutting stamped leaves. Debra x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. What a beautiful background! Thank you for making the video tutorial to demonstrate the great technique, it's so effective and one I will definitely be having a go at. Your card is gorgeous!
Congratulations to Chaffinch.x

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I am not going to be around for a few days as we are going to Iceland. I am also hoping to come back with some exciting family news. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Unknown said...

This card is so different and so very pretty! I love it.

Sandy (tort)

carol edwards said...

Great technique Sue and the effects are beautiful on your card. Congratulations to Chaffinch . x

sandieann21 said...

What a pretty card. I love the colour cloud inks. They are so easy to use. xx

Kathy Baker said...

Morning Sue this is a beautiful card I love the colours I shall be watching the video later to watch the technique
Kathy B

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
Really pretty card. Getting ready for something a bit more uplifting.
Anne M xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, I look forward to watching the video.
B xx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue. This technique is so effective, so pretty. Thank you. Xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Stunning card and fabulous video! I haven't done the tissue paper technique for ages I must get my inks out. I love the little extras in your orange blossoms flower die set they are so useful and work with your other flowers too. Good tip about making a template to align your die with the stamp thank you!
Congratulations Chaffinch!
Hugs x
Heather T

lilian said...

Hi Sue lovely card, will watch video later.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

What an interesting background. I will watch the video later on in my coffee break

Narrowboat girl

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card & a very interesting and unusual background.

Congrats to the winner.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Sue this is absolutely beautiful. Love the coloured background set off by the gold

TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful, love the background, will be trying that. Congratulations to Chaffinch xx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue ,the background on this stunning card looks interesting .Once again I have an error on computer video not working .Congrats to the winner .Gloria (sidcup) xx

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card, love the background xx

nattyboots said...

WOW!!! Sue i think your card is stunning, i love it all.
Congrats to Chaffinch .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, so pretty love it . love Jean xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card. Love the background:-) Congratulations to Chaffinch. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
I will watch the Video next as I must say the Background looks so pretty, and I haven't tried the Tissue Technique!
Take care Sue
Love Marg

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful I adore the background you have done I'm off to watch the video now

Debs A xx
Debs Cards xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Another great card, liking the background.
Off to watch and learn
Have a good day
Patricia xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Beautiful card, unusual background will need to try. Congratulations to Chaffinch. Yvonne xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, great to see the tissue technique again. I used to do a lot of those. Must get the paper out again. Your card is beautiful.

Love Rosemarie x x

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely gorgeous card. Stunning. Will stand out on any mantlepiece.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the background x xhazel

SueJ said...

I love this card, great for my Aunts upcoming 85th birthday.
The colour cloud colours are lovely.
Great video, thank you.

Congratulations Chaffinch, enjoy your card.

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, I love this technique it's such fun!!!
Just watched video brilliant!!!
Congratulations to Chaffinch!!!
Sue I hope you have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Very pretty card. Looking forward to your video later. SueL x

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, on a wet and cold Saturday, I love the background I am on my way to watch how youve done that, love the design of your card and the colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Tressa said...

Two new techniques to me today for which many thanks. The tissue technique for the background is very effective and the variety of colours available means that it could be repeated but never copied. The template method is so useful and I can't think why I never thought of this when trying to cut out stamped poinsettia flowers on which I have used gilding flakes - this is so helpful to me. A tip-laden Saturday morning, thank you for that.


Unknown said...

Stunning card! The background looks really special and quite fun to do, I don't have any of the colour pots but imagine you could improvise , thanks so much , great video!
Anne xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - am loving this card and the way you have outlined your flowers. The video is so helpful and explains everything beautifully. Many thanks for yet more ideas, best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This background is beautiful but I'll have to wait till later to see how you did it.
Beverley W

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely technique, very springlike.
Will watch video later, take care Jess xx
Congratulations. to today's card winner

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Such a pretty card, I love the background you have created, gorgeous.

Marion said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card ,love the background
and the video was great .
Marion H

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card, love the colours you have used on the background xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
I really like this card! I think I need to try it out! Have a great day everyone!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is stunning, love the background, so will watch the video later and try replicate it. Well done Chaffinch. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Anne said...

Love the background on this card, Sue. The gold makes it really effective.

Anne (Northampton)

BenteS said...

The card is so pretty, and what a great technique!
Thanks for the video!
Have a nice weekend!

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
fabulous background, love the gold touches too. Will watch the video later, I am sure you will make it look so simple,
congratulations Chaffinch , enjoy your beautiful card
have a lovely weekend
Muriel x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning Sue, hope you are well and things are getting easier.

Must give this technique a go - great card.

Crafty hugs Pen x

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
Another stunning card today, I love the background I will have to try this technique it's lovely.
Congratulations to the winner
Thanks for sharing

iReneM said...


Love this different way to
do tissue paper technique

Take care


Unknown said...

Oh sue love this card not seen this before going to try it it's a beauty in this horrible weather makes you think of Spring xxxxxxxx
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
Congrats to the winner...
And oh gosh what a card I just adore this one as a bit of a vintage feel to it i will watch the video later when i have 5 mins to myself .
Thanks for sharing.. still thinking of you n your family take care..
hugs to all who needs one Sarah xxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is a gorgeous card. I love everything about it. The colours are beautiful and if this was an experiment i cant wait to see some more of them. Congrats to Chaffinch on winning Wednesdays card.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Must try this. It looks fabulous.


Aspiring crafter said...

Beautiful card Sue, looking forward to the video,

Evis M said...

Hi Sue.
What a beautiful card. It is just so pretty.
I love it.
Take care,
Evis M.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this card. Again something a bit different and a beautiful technique with the tissue paper - very effective. Gotta have a go!

gwen70 said...

stunning card Sue, really will give this a go

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card, looks a very interesting video,
Thank. You
Best wishes
Karen M

Scottydog said...

What a beautiful card Sue. Just love the combination of colours on the background. Off to watch the video now.

Congrats Chaffinch, enjoy!

Thinking of you Sue.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Such a pretty background and so easy to do. I was doing something similar myself last night but was for a mixed media piece.
Your flowers and butterfly just sets the whole card off beautifully.
Congratulations to Chaffinch, enjoy your card.

hettygarlick said...

What a beautiful card! The background is so pretty and the flower is absolutely gorgeous. I love the gold edges on the petals.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card, love the background
Congratulations to the card winner
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Alison D said...

Hi Sue, such a beautiful card today, so bright and cheerful. Love the background, will have to have a play, lol. Love and hugs,
Alison D x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Gorgeous background, leaf spray and flowers. I love it. Thanks for your video.

Kate's Cards said...

A great technique! The card is beautiful too xxxx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful experiment, I love the spring colours, just what we need on a soggy Saturday! The end result is a gorgeous card. Thank you
Take care
Love Diane G xxxx

Jayem said...

Hi Sue

The colours are quite lovely and the texture adds interest. All in all, a very pretty card.

Jan from NSW (Aus)

Glenharon said...

Good morning dearest Sue and the happy band of Wilsonettes,
Oh Sue, what a bonnie card that you have made for our delight today. It is so pretty in the background with the colours of tissue paper that you have used, so soft and dreamy like that you could drift off into the dream that it creates. This is one that i really will try to do as although it is not the clean, definite, crisp lines that i normally go for and looks more in the shabby chic that everyone seems to talk about, it is just so bonnie and as i say dream like. And just for a change the now i will be able to replicate it with the dies at least as the background might be a challenge for me. Thank you flower for such a bonnie, bonnie card and the dream like place that it takes you to. Hugs sent to you by special hug post just to keep you company and so that you know someone is thinking off you.
Well today is one of those wet and not nice days that you wish you just go away again as i think we have all seen enough of it. I wonder if you poor folks down south of the border will be hit with a hosepipe ban again this year, as the way their minds work i wouldn't be a bit surprised.
Well yesterday Mum's home was transferred into the hands of it's new owners there by ending 30 odd years of being my family home. I know that it needs to be loved and lived in again but it was still a bit heartbreaking yesterday as it just seemed so final in letting me wake up to the fact that they are gone. However the bairns that bought it are the wedding duo from the start of October namely my special neice and her husband. She just has next door to go and see her Mum, and i was at his mum's house last night when she was telling me she had been down to see it. Margaret has fallen in love with the conserveratory and it's size and just the size of the garden that is still there despite the conserveratory taking up 13' of it, it's still 48' long after that. Margaret was telling me just all the things she did like about what we had done and can't understand her son wanting to paint the beautiful new satin wood window frames or some off the other changes going through his mind but hey, they need to put their own stamp on their new home, not someone else's. So with that i will leave you all with hugs to all Wilsonettes that really need them or could use them, they are there for the taking.
love and crafty hugs
Norah (glenochil village)

Bejay said...

WOW!!! What a brilliant experiment, Sue. I have to say that all mine end up in the bin, not on a wonderful video!!
The finished card is stunning and what a lovely size as well.
For once I have plenty of tissue in my craft room. I went out on Thursday and bought myself a new ceramic frying pan as my old one had non-stick flaking off everywhere. Because of being charged for carrier bags now, the hardware shop has a pile of A3 sized tissue sheets by the till and they wrap things up in that. I ended up with about TEN sheets around my little pan, so I've got LOADS to play with now...and the pan is great for pancakes as I don't have to add any oil or butter to it before cooking...a win, win situation all round :).
I think I'm going to have fun over the weekend as I love 'messy' crafting :)
Bejay xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
This is such a pretty card! So pretty I pinned three different photos! It helps remind me and hopefully others too.
Just a brief visit as have the family coming today . Have a good day everyone!
Love and hugs, Myra.
Thinking of you Sue and others too. Xxxx

rolfi said...

Great new technique, Sue, a little like "Caught in Crystal" - so I love it.
Your card is beautiful.
Rolf xxx

Unknown said...

Good morning dearest Sue and her lovely Wilsonettes!

What an immensely beautiful card, the background technique is inspired. I have never used tissue in this way, I must give it a try. Love the colour palette, so bright, cheery and lush, just what I need on a dull, snowy morning. The embellishments add that perfect finishing touch as well. Thanks for yet more stunning ideas Suexxxx
I'm afraid my post yesterday was rather premature, I thought that my Dad was improving but unfortunately he developed sepsis and passed away yesterday......I'm still in shock, even though he was struggling you still cling on to the hope that they will pull through, sadly it wasn't to be this time. Hopefully he will be at peace now, his injuries were too severe but 69 is a relatively young age to pass nowadays. I can really appreciate first hand what Sue is going through now unfortunately, it is a pain that I wouldn't wish upon anyone and my thoughts continue to go out to her and her loved ones through their struggle.
I've had to cancel my little get together tonight, it's too soon to contemplate socialising even though it may have helped to talk I'm not ready yet...I guess my liver can breath a sigh of relief:-)
Yvonne, enjoy your party tonight, I think a Cruella de Ville costume would be appropriate under the circumstances don't you? Losing Steve at such a young age must still be painful, at least I had an extra twenty years with my Dad so I shouldn't complain. I hope you have a great time sweetie, you deserve itxxxxx
Thanks for all the kind well wishes for my Dad I really appreciate them.

Love and crafty hugs


Beryl said...

Beautiful card sue. Love the tissue technique.
Lain, really sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, such a pretty card today. I tried the technique that you did before with a whole sheet of tissue paper, but this one adds more texture. Such pretty colours give a kind of ethereal (I think I have spelled this right) effect. Thanks for sharing


Suebak said...

Brilliant technique. Saw you do something similar way back - nice to remind myself how it's done with newer products. Thanks.

Susan x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and great video too, I made the tissue paper background a while ago after watching this video and it turned out great although couldn't finish with gilding wax as they have all gone hard. Anyone got any tips for revitalising hard gilding wax or do I bin them?

Laine so sorry to hear about your dad sending you special caring hugs

Hugs and best wishes everyone

Lesley said...

Love the background really enjoyed watching the video to see how it was done. The card is so inspiring.

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous love the background, will watch video later really want to know how you did it.

Anonymous said...

Very nice video and the Color Cloud inks are so interesting. Thanks for showing/explaining them. I'm still trying to find your smoothies state-side.

Loved today's card and yesterday's, too...didn't feel well yesterday after root canal. Ugh!!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow.

Jan D., Florida, USA

shabbycraftcabin said...

What a truly beautiful outcome of an experiment , I love the pastel colours. I love this card, Ivy c x

Lynne L said...

Such a pretty card I love the background technique

Lynne L said...

Such a pretty card I love the background technique

CraftyJo said...

Oh, this is so pretty. I'll enjoy watching the video. said...

Love that background technique, and with different colours it could so easily be a masculine card too. Thanks, Susan x

barbara macaskill said...

Speechless! Absolutely gorgeous background. I especially love the gold over the pretty pastel colors!! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! I am in love with this and will be watching the video later this morning when things have settled down here! Can't wait to give this a try to see if I can get such wonderful results!
Sending more hugs and comforting thoughts and prayers your way! Have a peaceful weekend!

Sue MacFall said...

Lovely, I am going to give this a go as it is a different look.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is stunning, the background is unbelievably stunning, the texture with the tissue and the colouring atop, then the gilding wax adorning the peaks, looks absolutely stunning. The flower and leaves etc complete this card beautifully. I loved watching you make this.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

weefortune said...

Lovely card Sue and a great technique x

Steph Cotterill said...

Afternoon dear Sue.
What a pretty card with yet another Sue Wilson trial background, why do my experiments end up as recycled paper lol I know, it looks experimental, where as your work always looks planned out, you're soo clever. I will watch the experiment once mad dog has gone to school so I have some peace !!
I was planning on trialling out some 'idiot' proof hot foiling without the expense of the specialist machines (Debbie Stevens fault ) lol but my little craft store doesn't stock foils - so it's over to you Pat Lol sorry.
So I have tissue paper and some Colour Clouds, maybe I can have a bash at that instead a little later.
in the meantime I will send you gentle cuddles Sue and say I'm thinking of you.
Lancashire Steph xx

Lorraine Freeman said...

Sue, a technique I am not sure of but it looks fun and today's card is very pretty.
Congratulations Chaffinch.
Laine, I am so, so sorry to hear your Dad has passed. Massive hugs my dear and yes 69 is relatively young nowadays xxx
Jan in LI, gentle hugs after your root canal.
Barbara, have fun with all your new dies and colour clouds. They are fun to use.
Yvonne, I am sure Jake will choose you a marvellous outfit. You are such a good sport. Have a great time.
Linda, I could never get on with tramadol so certainly don't blame you kicking that one. Do you not feel the benefit of your meds anymore?
Jackie, have a wonderful time in Iceland. I don't do cold but otherwise it's a place I would love to visit.
Still tired out from last week. I am torn between crafting and playing video games. I think the crafting needs to win as I have new dies :)
Wishing good things to all xxx

gailgale said...

Another Beautiful card!!!
I love this.
My grandmother used to make Tissue Paper cards. I never knew how she did it.
Thank you for doing a video.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It certainly sings to me, this beautiful card. I love everything about it and the colours are uplifting indeed.
Hugs, Rose

Rosemary Stickland said...

An interesting tutorial and a very pretty card.
Rosemary xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Really pretty, love it.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Jean said...


Pat said...

Lovely card. I wish my experiments came out looking as lovely as this one. :)

Eunice said...

This card definitely says spring to me, thanks Sue!!! Love the tissue paper background, I wish my experiments looked half this good!!!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi a Sue
Like vie the colours you've used on the card. Lovely as usual.

lorraine (classylady) said...

Hi Sue this is definately my kind of card and crafting. I have not seen the video yet but will watch it now. I am at present using the tissue paper technique on one of these tall dress form/figures used for hanging jewellery on. Hope it turns outeven half as good as yours.

Love & hugs from Scotland.
Lorraine. xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Wow this is gorgeous. I adore the background it's so beautiful. Your floral arrangement is so pretty. Thank you for showing how to make the template (it seems so obvious when you know how to do it, doh). Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Chaffinch.

Best wishes

Karen Drew said...

How lovely is this card. I am starting to love gilding wax. Thanks for the tip on cutting dies from matching stamps. Looks much easier and foolproof than the way i do it!!
Karen xx

Jane Franklin said...

What a stunning card ,the colours with the gold wow. The template idea is so useful and will help no end, thank you.
Congrats to the winner. Best wishes all jxxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous textured background layer to this card. Love how tactile it is with the blend of great colors. Gotta try this! Thanks for the video. So glad you showed us how to do the template. I needed this technique for my Valentine cards. It would have made my crafting time a breeze instead of the challenging time I created on each Valentine card I made trying to cut precisely in the same spot on three layers of card stock! My prayers for peace for you.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

2 experimental techniques in 2 days. I have lots of tissue paper hanging about too so this one will be pinned for later. The colours are very pretty, quite pastel. I hope you're OK Sue, hugs to you and your family xxx

Laine, it must still be a dreadful shock for you. 69 is no age, you're right. The only blessing is that your dad is no longer suffering. Sending you a big hug and a hand to hold XXX

Yvonne, enjoy your night out xxx

Congratulations Chaffinch xxx

Tracy, hope you're feeling OK, hugs xxx

Molly, Melody and family, hugs xxx

Lynda, hugs from Billy and myself xxx

Sorry, I have not read back yesterday's comments. Was in bed all day in dark glasses with wicked migraine. Brace on all day today and self limiting my time on a screen, just in case! New brace so we'll see but happy with it so far.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, hugs to you all with extra if you need them,

T x

ursula said...

Oh how beautiful is that....must give it a try, just love the card....luv Ursula xx

Gretchen Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the tissue technique, makes such a beautiful background with all the paints and shimmers! Thanks so much for the great video! ��

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
Love it and the colours.

Laine 1972. I'm so sorry pet to hear of ur dad passing. Thinking of u and ur family at this sad time x

Unknown said...

Ps congrats to chaffinch on ur card win! Lucky lady xx

DeeDee7770 said...

An absolutely gorgeous card!

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so delicate and gorgeous.

Congrats to the card winner

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Gillyflower said...

Love, love, love this card Sue! It will have to be done methinks! Thank you for such a lot of inspiring ideas! Take care - love Gilly R xxx

Unknown said...

Such a stunning card Sue. What a beautiful background
Love Val in Spain x

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi what a lovely card and a fantastic technique. So well explained in the video. Will really have to have a go at this as it's so pretty.

TOB said...

Hi Sue, Great card and video hugs Theresa xx

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous card Sue, so pretty.xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue
So beautiful Sue. I have tried this technique but not made any cards with it yet. The colour I did was much darker but this colour is absolutely beautiful. Lots of love and hugs to you Sue x
Congratulations Chaffinch- enjoy your Sue work of art x
LAINE - I am so sorry about your dad. 69 is still so young these days. Even when we know that it is a waiting game when we get that call it is still a huge shock and so hard to believe. No more suffering but an emotional roller coaster for those left behind. Try and remember him with a smile and laughter if you can and hold on to the happy memories. I am sending you a great big hug and also a touch of sarcasm and put downs just to keep you grounded. Lots of love hun x
Just to lighten the mood - if that's ok - I thought I would share something that has really caused a huge amount of laughter today to the point of my incontinence rearing it's ugly head. Jake's trip to the fancy dress shop was successful and he returned with 3 costumes - one for each of us. A bottle of hot sauce, an oompa loompa and a questionable but rather amusing outfit called a Fat Pat stripper!!! I took a moment to try and imagine myself dressed as Pat and began to investigate how effective the orange face paint was going to be and how we would contend with Jake's beard in the process of making him as oompa loompa like as possible. Then came the bombshell. The oompa loompa outfit was mine - Pat the stripper was for Jake - my 24 year old 6 foot tall, bearded, strapping son. After I got over the shock and he put on the long brunette (with a hint of red) wig and the red feather boa and questioned me as to whether or not I had any red lipstick the laughter began. We have got progressively more hysterical as the day has passed. I am now beginning to wonder if there is a cause for concern as when Jake tried on his black opaque tights he confessed that he felt free for the first time in his life and believed that he had found his true self. Lol.
So I will shortly be putting on my hair net, painting my face bright orange and donning a bright emerald nylon wig - I have always been a classy bird - and from the sound of things so has Jake - my first born son x
Ok fellow Wilsonettes - signing off - sending you all lots of love.
Crafty hugs

Meg Owen said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card and after watching your tutorial I think I will give it a go.
I love the gilding wax but it does smell rather strong.


Theresa said...

this is a great background technique and i guess it can also be die cut so the possibilities could be endless. great card, hugs xx

A Happercrafter6 said...

Well that's certainly different for you Sue. Very pretty.

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Love the colours. Will go and watch the tutorial. Got lots of tissue paper and some Colour Clouds so will try it.

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Love the pretty background, colours are gorgeous.

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful card. The tissue paper background looks wonderful and I love the white and gold. Pinned of course.

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the tissue background!!
Moxie Craftie

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wow what an amazing background sue x shall definitaly be giving this one a go when I give myself a good talking to and pluck up the courage ! Thankyou sue for your inspiration and sending you hugs xxx
Congratulations chaffinch x
Wheely bad sorry your migraines are causing you so much pain wish I could help take it away xxx
Yvonne I so wish I was there to see all the fun x you have made me laugh and if you suddenly notice a few of your garments going missing you will know where to look !!! Have fun xxx
Laine I am so so sorry about your dad x sending you a massive hug prayers and love xxx
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Anonymous said...

Laine - so very sorry to hear you have lost your Dad, just as you were starting to hope that things were improving. Sepsis (on top of everything else) is such a hard thing to beat, even with all the treatment available. Sending big hugs, keep strong.

'P' in Wales

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Wow, what a gorgeous card & that background is just stunning & will definitely be trying it, when I get some white tissue, Colour clouds, gilding waxes, think that's all...
Such a beautiful card & all looks amazing & goes so well together with the pretty flowers, foiliage, tulle etc.
Beautiful as always.

Just watched your video & you make it look so easy but must try this...

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx (Norwich)

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love, love this card. The colours are beautiful and the leaves and flower are gorgeous. Good video full of tips.

Chaffinch - congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, enjoy your lovely card.

Laine - my condolences on the passing of your dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you.


Barbara said...

Pretty card Sue, will watch video in bed and see how it is done.

LAINE sorry to hear about your Dad, 69 is very young nowadays. hope you are okay!!!

Unknown said...

Lovely technique, so that is cosmic shimmer lacquer on my shopping list now ... So many great techniques this week Sue, you have truely been inspiring us. Hopefully after half term I can get down to some more card making, too many morning lessons to do next week, take care and big hugs xx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Wow Sue I love the background on this card and it is another thing I need to try out me thinks
Hope you are ok Sue hugs to you and yours
And Laine I don't know your but please accept my heartfelt condolences Hun
Take care folks
Theresa G. Xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous card - love the tissue background. Fabulous colours too.
Congratulations to the card winner .
Laine so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care xxx
Wheely, so sorry that you're still struggling with those horrible migraines. I'm lucky in that I only get one or two ( but they are more than enough!!) . Hope you feel better soon, love and hugs xxxx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Magnificent card. I really like the background tissue paper effect will diffinately be giving it a go
Nicola x

Dawn Holben said...

Oh wow Sue that background is absolutely gorgeous, I wish my experiments would come out as beautiful
as yours lol.
Absolutely love this one, especially those colours and the beautiful finishing touches.

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

I would love to be able to replicate this beautiful card, it's so gorgeous.

Thank you , love Brenda xxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card, love it. The background is fantastic and one to look forward to trying.
Di B. x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Gorgeous card with a fabulous background. Love it. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Great background effect.
Thank you for the demo.
Veronique L

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Oh WOW !!! This is absolutely gorgeous !!! Such a fab video too !!! I will definitely be trying out your tissue paper technique when I can get my hands on some more colour cloud inks !!! (I only have a couple of colours so far beacause all my pennies go on dies !!!) I am also trying to save for Alley Palley to, which will be here before we know it !! I love the coloured inks you have use. They all work so well together. The guilding wax add a lovely effect to all the tissue paper lines. The flower and leaves are all beautiful to, along with the cute little Butterfly. Thank you Sue for another really gorgeous card and a lovely technique.

Thinking of you always Sue. Sending you lots of love and hugs today from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
I'm late again, sorry.
What a stunning card, with a fabulous technique. A bit like caught in crystal but totally different, if you know what I mean!!!!
Maureen xxx

Tami Grant said...

Wow...that is a beautiful card and it looks like it probably took a very long time! Thank you again for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

Another great technique and lovely card.

Lorraine I haven't been feeling any effects from my meds for a while and to be honest I think they do more harm than good especially the tramadol. Hope you feel better soon x

Laine I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad my condolences to you and your family. My Dad was 65 when he passed, he collapsed locked in the bathroom my hubby had to brake the door down he tried to bring him back but it was too late. I was devastated and still miss him so much so I know what your going through sending a big hug for you lovely x

Yvonne an oopah lumpa really? That's hilarious and fat pat I would love to see. Have a great night x

Linda xx

karenlotty said...

Great technique Makes a beautiful effective background

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Sue, this is absolutely gorgeous. How do you keep coming up with all of these amazing techniques?
Laine, I'm so sorry about your Dad. Sending hugs.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card, super helpful video. I really do need the Colour Clouds now so I can try this technique.
Congratulations to Chaffinch.
Laine, so sorry about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Take care everyone.

Sassy said...

A bit of a change but I love it and the technique is one I'm anxious to try. A truly beautiful card for so many occasions!
Sandra Smith

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
This is a truly beautiful card, I love the background it's so pretty and the flowers are a real wow.
Thanks so much for all the great inspiration,

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Another really beautiful card, just looked at the video another must try.
Jennywren xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Love the background on this card very beautiful.

terrie said...

Beautiful card looks fantastic.....tfs

Margaret R said...

What a lovely card. I like the torn tissue paper technique, and as I don't have the colour clouds i may ty it with distress inks. The gilding wax gives it a marbled effect.

Margaret xx

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well all I can say is beautiful, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

dmj from kettering said...

What a lovely card, tfs,

Doreen x

Rosie said...

Vow Sue, i had forgotten about this technic. So thank you very much for reminding me. Might just have a play and see how my card turns out. Your card is gorgeous and i love, love the colour combination and the dies used....
L Rosie from Chorley....xxxx

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Unknown said...

You never do wrong love love love your designs