Saturday, 8 July 2017

High/Low Vase Card

Hi crafters!  I am revisiting another favourite technique in today's video; the high/low technique which uses gilding flakes and micro beads for two different textures.

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

Sharon Lonsdale!!!

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

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

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, just perfect.
Congratulations to lucky Sharon, you will be so pleased.
Elaine, enjoy the visit with your SIL, she will love your company, hope she is feeling better. Take care and don't do too much, you need a rest too.
Tracey, I hope yesterday wasn't too hard for you, I hope you and your sister remembered all the good fun times with your lovely dad. I was talking about my dad yesterday and I could literally hear his voice in my head. They never leave you honey, they are just in another room waiting and watching over you.
Muriel your holiday sounds fabulous, it will soon be here.
P what a hoot, it sounded such fun. We had a reject sheepdog when children, the farmer thought he was useless but he used to herd my toddler brother and keep him away from anything that could hurt him, they were a picture together, I reckon he was a good sheepdog.
Good news on the Kid Carmen, about time fir him too.
Rosemary, hope you have recovered from your traumatic week. Have a great time with your sister.
Kitty, enjoy your carnival weekend, do you have a costume hmm.
Have a good Saturday all. Hugs to missing, poorly friends and carers of friends.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Sending good wishes your way this Saturday 🌹

I'm sorry but I'm not 100% sure about this sample. I love the background technique, and I just love the vase and the Lily of the valley die, but I'm not sure if the background is too dark or the vase and flowers too stark, I know there will be many after my comment that totally disagree with me but we all have our own opinion and we are all entitled to that. I love the design but if I were as talented as you and could replicate this I'd use different colours. Many congratulations to Sharon, what a great day for you ☺

I hope I've not offended you Sue. Sending love n hugs your way xxx

Denise Bryant said...

I just love this Hobnail Vase! It reminds me so much of a beautiful vase I got from my Mom. I definitely want to get this one!

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today. Love this technique. Congratulations to Sharon.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Great card Sue. Will watch the video later to see how you did the hi/lo technique.
Congratulations to Sharon. Enjoy your card.
Thoughts and prayers to all who need them.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
great card and some lovely techniques, it is good to look back and rediscover some techniques we may have forgotten about
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card.
Congratulations to Sharon have fun.
Thank you Pam no costume this year, it is time for the younger ones.
Take care all and have a good weekend Kitty.

Jan.moogie said...

What a stunning card Sue, love it. Will watch video after work. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...
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Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love this background stencil I use it a lot.My first reaction was same as Stephanie I also think it looks a little dark.Great vase die.
Jan x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

A Wowser of a card today!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning and some brilliant techniques.

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovey card today, will watch the video later.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, special hugs to all who need them. xx

Stay safe, healthy and happy hugs, June Smith xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A lot of techniques on show today, and the result is a very striking card.
Congratulations Sharon on your win. Tracy, sorry I missed your dad's anniversary but I hope that you and your family remembered the good times. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for another great video tutorial and for reminding me of the 'high and low' technique; I really must remember to have a go at this one myself! Beautiful card.
Congratulations to Sharon. X

TDQ Karen said...

This is lovely, congratulations to Sharon. Xx

Jan Sayer said...

Love the background and the vase but like others, not sure about them together. Great idea though.

Debra K. said...

Fab video today! Love the high low technique.
Congratulations to Sharon on her win. Debra x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Will watch video later. Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

Clever card, Sue, have all the ingredients for the high-low (or hi-lo?) so may give it a whirl. Don't think I'd have the patience to dot the vase but it's your extra touches that really make the card special. Thanks as ever for the video.
Fluffycat - yes, should have used Yeti! Actually had one stroke of his back yesterday without injury! A piece of good news is that my half-mile neighbour whose cat was attacked and disappeared - Pale Face has returned, thinner but okay. She is hugely pleased that Yeti is under control.
Izzy - despite being in sheep country and indeed pretty near the National Wool Museum in Wales, there is no market for odd fleeces. Actually they are pretty grotty after having been lived in for a year! Black bin bag day yesterday, so they've already gone to the landfill site. Have thought about a new hobby - but no!!
Well done to Sharon on the card win.
All well said, Pam, thank you and hanging on to your comments.

'P' in Wales

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue love the vasethe card is lovely congrats to the lucky card winner
Love always June horrocks xxxxx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue a lovely card but i too think the background is to dark .Love the gilding flakes.
Congrats Sharon .
Catherine V94 xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes

What a gorgeous card today love the colours.

Congratulations Sharon on you winning.

I reiterate all Pam has said and send my love and healing hugs to all xx

Have a good day all

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Love the two techniques, just not sure about this card but that's just me. I'm sure it will be a popular card.

Congrats to the winner.


Chris Curry said...

I love gilding flakes but this may be too dark for me in the background. Sorry Sue, didn't mean to criticise just comment. I adore the vase and the lily of the valley. All,in all a pretty card. Thank you, have a nice weekend. Xx

Suemac said...

Sorry ! not sure about this card.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Like a few others I love the background and the vase but not together that's why I love your blog so much you challenge us to think outside the box.
Elaine,Pam and Rosemary special hugs.I have a sad day today we are laying my brothers ashes in a woodland cemetery under a silver birch which is a plot my mother bought a few years ago

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Well you've got us all thinking with this one today haven't you. I really love this vase, it reminds me of one of my mothers vases that is now in my possession and the Lilly of the valley reminds me of my childhood and my wedding so both are very dear to me. The background technique is great, thank you for the reminder. I think the card is a lovely combination but it looks like there will be a split vote on this one today! Wouldn't life be boring though if we all liked the same thing. Take care
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Sharon on winning the card xxx
Pam echoing your comments today. Xxxx
Tracey sending you big hugs today, it does get easier with time xxxx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card with some great techniques. I love this Hobnail vase its so elegant, i am still trying to get it but its sold out every where but i will keep trying lol. Congratulations to Sharon on winning Wednesdays beautiful card. Have a great weekend everyone.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card today Sue. So much to do with these dies. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anne said...

Love that background, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)


Love this. I've got the lily of the valley die, but not used it yet so think I might have to today!!!! Thanks Sue x

ethansnanna said...

Congrats to Sharon!! Like some of the others, I like
the background and the vase topper; but together? Not
too sure,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Really love today's card, I find the Lily of the valley die so useful and now I own the vase, so will be using that once I am back crafting.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all . Beautiful card for a beautiful day. I always love your techniques and will be watching the video later , thank you sharing ... Wendy

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Sorry but like many others I love the elements but don't think they go together. Congratulations to Sharon. Yvonne xx

snowy said...

Love the vase but not too keen on the background with the vase. It just doesn't look right to me. Well done Sharon. Hugs xxx Snowy Owl 36

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Not one of my favourites, one of the few sets of flower dies that I'm not keen on, sorry Sue.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Really striking card today, the background is just stunning and is one of my favourite techniques to play with...the Hobnail Vase and the Lily of the Valley are both on the wish list already, they go so well together, love the glossy accents dots on the vase, they do show up well in the close-up shots.

P in Wales - I assumed that you'd find a ready market for those fleeces, what with Prince Charles promoting all the benefits of wool over the synthetic fibres we have to put up with nowadays, especially as wool has much better fire-retardant properties and doesn't kill people with toxic fumes...a subject very much in the news well as it's other advantages - sometimes the man talks sense! lol

Congratulations to Sharon on her card win...


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, I too love the vase and lilies but background too dark for me. love Jean Z xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

The background on this one is a little dark for my taste but the foreground is lovely. Congratulations to Sharon.
Doreen R

karenlotty said...

I love this technique Thank you for the reminder I'm going to watch the video now to refresh my memory Gorgeous card

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Love the technique to make this card& the lovely vase,
Congratulations to card winner
Best wishes
Karen M

Tressa said...

Pretty card. Like the background a lot and like the contrast with the white vase and flowers.

Wonder what copper microbeads would look like with the gemstones flakes. Might have to get some to try!


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely texture, love the vase of flowers

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I am not too sure about todays card , sorry .
Congratulations to Sharon ,enjoy your beautiful card .

Crewe Trish it will be a sad day and i will be thinking about you ,but i must say the plot sounds really lovely and peaceful . big hugs xx

Tracey thinking about you too ,big hugs . xx

Carmen , it made my heart feel good when i read how well the kid is doing ,sending you both a big hug .xx

Rosemary, enjoy your weekend with your sister. xx

Yvonne and Laine , i hope you are both feeling a little better .

P your day must have been so funny to watch , such a shame it was not caught on video .

Pam you have a lovely way with words and sum everything up beautifully , i hope you have a lovely weekend .

Sending hugs to all
Take care
Elaine H X

Kate's Cards said...

I also am not sure on this card. Something is jarring for me. I love the background and the vase and flowers but don't like them together. Sorry! cxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Gorgeous card, love that background and the beautiful vase :))
Thanks for the video!
Congratulations to Sharon!

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I'm sorry but I am glad to see that I am not alone today in being unsure of this card. Love the techniques and adore the hobnail vase and lily of the valley but it just doesn't 'do it' for me and I don't think that is just because there is a lot of black :-)

'P' - thrilled that Pale Face has returned at last, your half-mile neighbour will be so relieved. Congratulations on your one stroke, baby steps now. I am sure there will be home spinners across the country groaning at the loss of your fleeces, it seems such a waste but I know what you mean about a new hobby.
Crewe Trish - my thoughts are with you and your mum as you lay your brother to rest. My brother-in-law is buried in a woodland cemetery and it is so beautiful and peaceful there; my sister has bought the adjacent plot for herself.
Sharon - Congratulations on being this week's Wednesday Winner, enjoy your lovely 'left-over' card.


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for another great video. I love the background technique
Congratulations Sharon, enjoy that lovely Wednesday card
Crewe Trish thinking of you
Pam echoing you again today
Family home from Florida tomorrow, yeah I've missed them these last three weeks

Love and hugs to everyone

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card. Congratulations to Sharon.

SueJ said...

WOW what a beauty, love the effects on this.

Well done Sharon, enjoy your card.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great card today. I still can't believe how realistic the hobnail vase looks.


Arlyn(O) said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card today. Love Lily of the Valley. Arlyn

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
First Of All I've Already Got Your Next Shows On "Hochanda" Placed For Recording
Even Though I Will Watch Your Tremendous Shows,,
Today's Video Tutorial Was As Always Just So Impressive I Love It When You Show Us
Different Ways Of Using Your "Stupendous Products" I For One Just Love The Dark Background
Plus With The Beautiful "Gem Stone Gilding Flakes" (I Adore Gilding Flakes) Then Adding The Extremely
Exquisite "Clear Micro Beads" Makes Your Background So Extremely Detailed Also Very Tactile To The Touch.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Clear Micro Beads"
"Creative Expression Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet"
"Creative Expression Gem Stones Gilding Flakes" (Superb)
"Creative Expression That Special Touch Mica Mask" "Wavy"
"Rangers Rubit Scrub-It Pad"
"Rangers Glossy Accents"
"Rangers Clear Perfect Medium Sticky Ink Pad"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson Message In A Bottle Die Set" (Sue, Used The Sentiment From This Set On Today's Card)
"Sue Wilson Lily Of The Valley Die Set" (From The Finishing Touches Range)
"Sue Wilson Hobnail Vase Die Set" (From The Finishing Touches Range)
"Sue Wilson Sumatra Die Set" (From The Indonesian Collection)
After Watching Sue's Tremendous Video Tutorial How She Creates Her "Superb" Background
Using "The Gilding Flakes/Micro Beads", I Love How Sue Has Added "Glossy Accents" To The Front Of
"The Hobnail Vase".
Sue Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Today's Card Also The Video Tutorial, The Background
Is Magical, Thank You For All The Tips/Techniques.
You Inspire Me Each/Every Day I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do.....
Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
From Sam xxx
Congratulations 👏👏👏 To "Sharon Lonsdale" For Winning This Weeks Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy!!!!!!!

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card and fabulous video thanks for sharing! I love that background another 'must try' for me.
Congratulations Sharon!
Hugs x
Heather T

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
this is one of my favourite techniques. And the card is absolutely fabulous. Those colours are right up my street!
Thank you for doing the videos, it is so much easier to learn how it's done .

Also thank you for being back on our screens once more next week, can't wait.
Hugs, Rose

spoole said...

Hi Sue,
Just got the Lily of the Valley and Hobnail vase and really pleased with them. This card is stunning must try this technique.
Kind regards,

Marie said...

Nice card Sue as all your cards are. I wonder where you get your inspirations and your energy from.
Congratulations to Sharon.
Best wishes to all. Marie.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, love the High, Low technique and the colours of the Gilding are lovely. great card.

Karen Drew said...

Love the background. It is stunning. Great card
Karen xx

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Craftinettes,

I like the contrast of dark and light.

Congrats to Sharon.

Enjoy your weekend


Pawprintx4 said...

I adore this background. I am always blown away by your background techniques. I have never tried this high/low one myself but watching your video, I think I could do it.
Thank you and a great weekend to all,
Stephanie K

Cards2Di4 said...

I love this card, Sue. It's so pretty. Hope you and everyone who follows your blog has a good weekend. Take care. Diane (Cards2Di4) xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love this card, and the video is great.
Rosemary xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
As always I love ur techniques but the cards not really my cup of tea. Can't please everyone lol.

Thanks ladies for ur support yesterday. I got through it but was very hard. Had lots of support from all of u over the past few years. And I certainly won't forget about it.
I tend to keep things short these days lol x

lritchie said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today

Lori from Canada

barbara macaskill said...

Well high-low beautiful! Fabuliscious card! I am definitely in love with the scrumptious wavy background and think this card qualifies as perfection! TFS!
Congratulations to Sharon for being the winner of this week's card giveaway! Enjoy!

sued99 said...

I love the background but I'm sorry to say that this card isn't really appealing to me. Not sure why. Just personal taste I guess. X

ursula said...

Very very pretty, just love that background technique, superb card...luv Ursula xx

Annie Stamps said...

Lovely card Sue. The background is stunning. Will have to watch the video tomorrow when Great grandaughter goes home. She's a proper handful now that she's mobile.

Annie P

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the card, but I'm not sure of the background in these colours.

liz spooner said...

Gorgeous, such a stunning card.xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A fabulous technique combined with fabulous dies, a fabulous card.
Congratulations to Sharon, enjoy.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue I like todays card I like the contrasts you have made I always love the high low technique
Sending caring hugs to all

Barbara said...

Sorry Sue but not my cup of tea!
I must be one of the few people who do not like those flowers at all, not very often I don't like a card you have made but have to be honest.

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card, love the dies you have used. And the background is gorgeous..
Love Brenda xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
Love the vase and flowers, love the background, just not together - sorry.
Congratulations to Sharon on your Wednesday win.
I'm late so I'll just say love to all and I reiterate what Pam has said.
Maureen xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm very late tonight and I do apologise for not commenting yesterday! As they say life just got in the way! Lol!
Yesterday's card was lovely - it made me smile! The cocktail umbrella was a great idea!
Today's card I like all the parts but not necessarily together! Sorry!
I can't say any more tonight as I'm too tired!
Love to everyone, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!!) xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue I love the vase of flowers & I love the background my favourite technique.
But I'm not keen on them together. Sorry Sue.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you for sharing it. Congratulations to Sharon and echoing Pam's comments.

dragonswing said...

Such a lovely card. Really like the high/low technique--gotta try that.

Latenight Sandy H said...

Like the design but, as always, I'm not so keen on the black. The Hobnail Vase is lovely.
Take care everyone.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Love the Lily of the Valley and the sentiment. I like the vase. I learnt a new technique and enjoyed your great video. It looks easy to create a high-low background, definitely a must-try.

Congratulations to lucky Sharron!

Elaine – People like this Kid, a survivor, gives you hope. It’s all you need sometimes. Sending good wishes your way.
Pam - Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Crewe Trish – You and your mum had a sad day.Gentle hugs for you both.
PP & Laine - Hope our princesses feel well soon and honor this blog with their presence:) Seriously - hope both of you are feeling better.

Hugs to all.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Gilding flakes are a favourite and love the high low technique- shows them off to perfection.
Congratulations Sharon !!
Muriel x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely card, and a great technique. This mask is also one of my favourite designs. Well done Sharon. Bx

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue I forgot to call back and leave you a comment on this beautiful card yesterday so I thought it was only polite to call back today and leave one gores always Sue
Off to check out Sunday's now
Take care and huds to all
Theresa G xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love the vase with the lily of the valley flowers. Thanks for your video. I will have to play catchup when we are home in two weeks. Having problems posting as no mobile phone signal on the caravan site near Pentewan in Cornwall. I have to wait until we go out. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.