Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Stamped High and Low Card


Hi bloggers!  This is a lovely technique that is so easy to do using Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Cloud inks and the Hexagon Nobles.  If you haven't used these inks to stamp with, you should give them a try, they are so easy!  It looks like decorative paper, but it is a stamped background!












Finished dimensions are 7 3/4" x
7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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120 comments:

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely bright colours. What a cheerful card! Xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. It's not very often I find myself typing these words but I'm afraid this isn't for me. My mind gets lots with all the various colours which then takes away the dies you chose, whether it would work with just one or two colours I don't know, but I do know one thing, I need these chalky, I've watched the team use them now it's my turn lol. I'm sure there won't be many that feel the same as I do, but how boring would the craft world be if we all liked the same thing ? Sorry Sue.
Have a great day whatever your plans xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all

Love the colours and of course the dies, they are still on the want list but so many of your release became members of the Need list lol ! Great effect from the different levels.

Hugs
Muriel x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a beautiful card, lovely bright colours to make anyone feel better, so it fits the sentiment perfectly. Off to watch the video, have a great day everyone. Bx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful bright colours to cheer anyone up. Saying that not one of my favourite cards,sorry.

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. At first I thought this was a patterned paper, then I read that it's done with stamps! Looking forward to getting home and being able to watch the video to see how it's done.
Yvonne, thanks for the update on Laine. Has anyone heard from Pam or Elaine lately? Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a very pretty card Thank you.
A great video too.
Take care and keep warm Kitty.

Karen Drew said...

Love the technique you have used. Lovely bright and summery card for.a freezing cold day.
Luv
Karen xx

Maria Illsley said...

What a lovely spring card. Lovely colours you have used Sue xx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow watching video but have run out of time. Lovely card Sue have a great day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this card, the stamp very pretty.

Debra K. said...

Wonderfully cheerful card! Love the high low technique and the glittery flowers look so pretty. Debra x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very cheerful, lovely card this morning. I do think though, that for me, I would not have so much of the flowery background,I would have to have at least one of the layers white. That is just personal preference though.
Very cold here this morning with snow forecast ( hopefully that'll be after we get back from swimming). So stay warm and safe everyone, love and hugs Alison xxxx

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue great colours x xhazel

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
What a wonderful 'pop' of colour! Bold, bright and beautiful. X

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful sample, will watch the video later, but like the idea of this technique.

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

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely c-so bright & cheerful.

Michele

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card, so bright & cheerful.

Michele

Marion Scott said...

Such a beautiful card and a lovely way to create your own decorative background.
Great video as always.

Barbara (C) said...

A lovely background making the most of our stamps and inks. A cheery card and so easy to achieve. I think the dies work well but maybe if you want the embellishment to show off more maybe choose a darker contrast card...Just an idea.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Love the background. Very cheerful. Just what we need!

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card!
Love all that vibrant colours on the flowers :))
Thanks for the video!

Chris Curry said...

A lovely, fresh, spring time card Sue. I love the high low technique, I have two chalk colour cloud inks and definitely need more. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love this bright and cheerful card.
Jan x

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, this is such a lovely card, very colourful and pretty x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. The background is beautiful and I love the way you have done it. The chalk clouds are fantastic.

Barbara V

TDQ Karen said...

Lots of stunning colours and of course the technique can be adapted with some patterned and plain layers of you prefer a less busy look, I think it's a lovely spring look

Clai01 said...

Great technique to try. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my!!!Such wonderful effect!!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great idea. Maybe a bit too "busy" for me, but I can see how I could do something similar with a plain mount or alternating layers.
B xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely card this morning but not my style sorry. Yvonne xx

Liz said...

Fabulous card, thanks for the video. Will be giving this technique a try. xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
What a bright beautiful card this dull wet Tuesday morning
I need to do more stamping and those colour clouds look amazing
Will watch the video later
Have a wonderful day whatever you are going to be doing Sue
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

Absolutely lost for words!
What an incredibly stunning sample this is...the colours are amazing, so fresh and vibrant just like a summer meadow.
And an excellent video tutorial...perfect!

Krafty Runner x

Judith Tucker said...

Love this card and the colours you’ve used.

Mavis L said...


Lovely coloured card on a really
drab day here/ Mavis L x

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning sue and everyone.
A lovely bright and cheerful card to begin the day. I don't have time this morning to watch the video, but I'll certainly be watching it when I get back.
Take care and have a good day everyone. Xxx

Yvonne19856 said...

Morning sue and everyone.
A lovely bright and cheerful card to begin the day. I don't have time this morning to watch the video, but I'll certainly be watching it when I get back.
Take care and have a good day everyone. Xxx

Suemac said...

A very pretty card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is so clever as it really does look like patterned background paper. The colours are very pretty but I would prefer some plain colour added to break up the all-over effect. I will watch your video now to see how it's done. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This is a lovely card..... but I am afraid I have to agree with Stephanie.... the card is lovely.... but not for me this morning. I don't normally give your cards a no no.... but as Stephanie says it wouldn't do for us to all be alike. So although I love the dies, and own them... the design is a little too fussy for me. Sorry Sue. Best Wishes and hugs to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Very colourful and it does look like printed paper - this would be a very interesting card to send to a non-crafter, I wonder if they could work out how it was done!...off to watch the video now

Izzy

Marleine Rayner said...


Morning Sue,

Lovely card and a very enjoyable video to watch. You make it look so easy, but worth trying. X

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

What a wonderfully cheerful card. It is so fresh and reminds me of floral fabric that once was in vogue. I am in the "I love it" camp.

Regards

Heather R Oxfordshire

Doreen j said...



Lovely bright and cheerful card; I'm in the
Undecided camp! Perhaps the raised bits
Could be plain as someone else suggested,



Doreen x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue makes me think of spring love the dies still on my wish list
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Donita Naylor said...

Lacking both the stamps and the Color Cloud inks, I have to echo TDQ Karen and use a patterned paper alternating with plain. Then it wouldn't be high and low stamping, but it would still look good.

A nice thing about the color cloud inks, apparently, is that they cover or blend with whatever color is underneath. So you don't have to mask the flowers you've already stamped.

The stamp set is a nice assortment of flowers that give the look of a professionally designed patterned paper. If I tried with assorted flower and leaf stamps from my collection, the results would look much more kindergarten-y.

I think it's safe to say that Elaine and Pam are both doing their best to observe Sue's preference that the blog be about papercrafting. It was nice when we were a close-knit, caring family supporting each other through challenges, heartaches and health problems, but that is not to be. I would encourage everyone to put an email address on their Blogger or Google Plus profile so caring commenters can contact you privately to ask how you are or send you emails of hope and encouragement. If you're worried that your privacy might be compromised, you can create a free email account to use just for fellow commenters to contact you. This is Sue's forum. She gives us valuable ideas and techniques every day and is generous in many other ways. Let's do our best to give her the comment environment that she thinks is best for her blog. (I can send you Elaine's email address if you email me at donita0622@gmail.com.)

Now that I know that double-sided sticky paper can be die-cut, I'm going to try that technique for glitterbitzing the flower petals.

Best,
Donita

Tressa said...

I like the technique used and I think it is very effective. Like others above however, I think the stamping colours used are far too overwhelming for me and I would want to tone it down for my own taste. The idea of stamping the card though is a great one.

Teresa

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the idea . love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
I am in the "I love it camp" too!
I love your bright and cheerful card with the gorgeous flower stamps and die.
I think the card would also look good with a couple of plain layers, too!
Sending good wishes to you, Sue.
Lesley S x

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi Sue
What a cheerful card to brighten our morning
must give those chalks a go
Catherine V94 xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Beautiful card this morning and thank your for doing the video which I will watch later. I have to admit I do forget you can stamp with chalk clouds.
Well wishes and crafty hugs to all.... Wendy

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I think I remember seeing this card at Ally Pally (or one similar) and was quite taken with it because of the colours. Love the design too.

Lisbeth

Theresa Pace said...

that is so cool. neat technique that can be done with any shaped frames, hugs xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A beautiful card, love the way you have used the frames, must try this one.
Lydia
X

Marie from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and the Wilsonettes.
I love the card Sue and I always love your video days.
Love to all.
Marie P.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card it is just so pretty I love all the bright cheerful colours. It would make someone's day to receive a card like this. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is a very colourful and pretty card love what u done with the hexagon
die very clever

JOYXx

STELLA MUNN said...

Lovely cheery card on a bitterly cold day. Fab. Thanks Sue xx

jenny Briggs said...

Thats a lovely cheerful card on a cold gloomy day

Jenny jenster

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Pretty and colourful flowers with lots of dimension.

Sue MacFall said...

A stunning result, thank you Sue for showing us another technique.

val jones said...

A bit too busy for me Sue but wow what a lot of work involved.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely bright colours for today. Will watch the video later today.

Love Helen Xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Great Card and Video Sue, love the bright colours, certainly cheers up this dull day.
Wendyx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Pretty card!
Rosemary xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card you certainly had me fooled! I genuinely thought it was patterned paper lol!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

So pretty and I do love your videos. Gets the wheels spinning in my head. LOL

Jan D., FL

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this card and the sheer vibrancy of it. I can see why not everyone is a fan as it is a bit busy and normally I would be shying away from it also but I think it is the colours that really grabbed me this morning. Love the way you have created the Pinwheel Flowers with the sparkly rear petals. This technique reminds me of the three layer over-edge stamping from some years ago as they both create an illusion. Your video was clear as always and the more I see the Chalk Clouds being used the more I want them but as I have a whole shelf full of Distress Inks I prefer to spend my pennies on your dies.

Frances

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I’m another in the “ not keen on this one” column! It’s too busy for me.
Thank you,
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen) xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I really adore this bright & colourful card!! It would surely cheer up anyone’s day! It’s so beautiful.
Love
Sam
xxxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Dare I say this is a very unlike Sue card!! Lots of colour for a dull day though! Love from Jackie xx

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card that is bit of a blast from the past. I remember cutting out pieces and then sticking them together to make a picture.
I think that this card looks much nicer. I have the hexagons and will be getting some colour cloud inks asap.
Regards,
Evis M.

J Brown said...

Very pretty and very clever, lovely. Love Jane x

karenlotty said...

Very pretty and it looks like I need to get these inks and stamps

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue very pretty card although a little busy I love the floral stamps
Sending good wishes to all

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I loved this card when I saw it at Ally Pally. I am so pleased you have made a video of it.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
This card is absolutely stunning x
When I saw you at AP in September I was really taken with this card. It was my justification for buying some chalk clouds. It looks beautiful in this picture but when you see it in 'real life' it blows you away x
Hoping to catch up with Laine tonight x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

Yes, this is a card that I am confident to make it but using a patterned paper :), as TDQ Karen & Donita mentioned; less mess less stress. Thank you for the great video and tips.

Hugs from cold Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

P Austen said...

Afternoon Sue, this is a bright and cheerful card. As I am unable to watch the video until I play 'catch up' at home I really can't believe that you haven't used patterned paper. Very clever! Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Jean said...

So very prettY!

sharon casey said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Very clever idea using the colour cloud I will have to try that out

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
XXX

KarinsArtScrap said...

a cheerful and beautiful card Sue

gr karin

TOB said...

Sorry Sue, this one isn't for me. Love the dies but not the colours. Hugs TOB. xx

Vie Carter said...

A bit too busy for me but love the technique

Vie
x

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this, it's so cheerful, must check out the colour clouds again!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I too saw this beautiful card at ally pally and was really taken with it x the colours are so soft in 'real life'x thankyou for sharing the video with us x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

CraftyJo said...

Looks lovely 🙂

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very colourful and fun card even with the sentiment - love it....

Pawprintx4 said...

I love this card. Julia showed in on Hochanda and I ordered the stamps. I am using Distress Oxides as I don't have Color Cloud and the colors are similar. I need to fill in a bit more looking at your's today. I didn't add the foliage and that should do it. I do love the hi/low technique.
Hope everyone has a great day!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning
Sue, What A Truly Exceptional Card Also A Superb Video Tutorial Which You Explain Each Step
Bit By Bit Sharing All The Great Tips/Techniques................
I Love The Beautiful Stamps Also “The Fantastic Explosion Of Colour” With The Fabulous Flowers 💐
That You’ve Stamped With “Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud” This Card Would Look Tremendous With
A Black Mat/Layer.........
Famous Creative Expression Products Used In Today’s Card
“Creative Expression Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Sticky Adhesive Sheet A4”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White Pearls 5mm/8mm
“Creative Expression Floral Happiness Journaling Stamps “ (Fantastic Array Of Stamps)
“Creative Expression Thinking Of You Sentiment” From “The Delight Sentiments”
“Creative Expression Smoothies”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Colour Cloud Gentle Lavender/Sweet Apple/Suttle Sage/
Vanilla Twist/(The Pink Colour Could Be Lush Pink? Chic Magenta? Crimson Kiss?
Famous Sue Wilson’s Cutting Dies Award Winning 🥇
“Sue Wilson’s Pinwheel Floral Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 8 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Windswept Grasses Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Hexagon” (From The Noble Collection 12 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Pierced Flag Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 3 Cutting Dies)
I Love This Card How You’ve Created Your Exceptional High/Low Technique, How You Cut Out Your
“Hexagon Die” Then Placed It Back Together, Adding Your Stupendous “PInwheel Floral Flowers”
You Also Added “Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz To The Tips Of Your Fabulous 💐
Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card Also For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Thank You Once Again....................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Narrowboat girl said...

An interesting idea Sue. The background is a little too busy for me but I will have to try it with more subtle colours

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
At first glance I thought this was too busy but then I watched the video and loved it but I would miss out the flowers.
Thank you Donita I will be in touch.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is really lovely !! I love the colours and the stamping, it is really lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
I'm in the not for me catagory today too, it's too busy for me but I do like the stamps.
Love Diane G xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

Lovely bright card sue .love the colours. Laura O Springfield

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video showing us how to use the beautiful journaling stamps, don't have any of the chalk cloud inks but I think I must get some
Sending special hugs to all our missing friends

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

sued99 said...

That’s a very bright card. A lovely design but a bit busy for me. X

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love it, love the high/low effect. Love the colours too.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

lorraine eastwood said...

Greetings to the lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

Well, todays card really seems to have split the blog, i find the composition and dies used , stunning as usual and the stamping bright, cheerful and colourful....i concur that it could be deemed a tad busy but i trust my buddy Yvonne when she tells me that in person it is both stunning and fabulous in equal measure. I look forward to seeing you use this new medium Sue in the tutorial since i am unfamiliar with them....i havent been in a crafty frame of mind for a while now and have lost touch with current trends i’m Afraid.
Can i just say thankyou to anyone who enquired about my wellbeing, i have just spoken to Yvonne and she tells me that my absence hasn’t gone unnoticed which is sweet.....she challenged me to comment on the blog tonight with the promise of a hand made card from her good self, so who am i to let her down and interfere with the flow of her creative juices!
Just to let you know that my health has been, and remains to be, challenged and I wasn’t able to follow the blog for a while. However, i promise to make a special effort for a very special lady who deserves the support and appreciation of her work.
Yvonne tells me that regulars have been missing, including Pam and Elaine, so I am concerned to read Donita’s comment and wonder if there is a connection? I have obviously missed some news in my absence, has Sue asked that we condense our comments and keep them strictly craft related? I wouldn’t want to offend or break any new guidelines.
Sending huge hugs to all of my besties on the blog, hope that you are all well and in good spirits, plus extra hugs to anyone who may need themxxx

Crafty love and hugs

Lainexxxx

Ps. I’ll expect that card by Saturday at the absolute latest Yvonne my dear.......:-)xxx

Ann said...


Hi Sue

Pretty card very clever design

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A stunning card today. Love this design.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I think this is gorgeous. I love the style, the stamps and the colours. It is so pretty and the potential, using other stamps and colours are endless. With the right stamps it could be used for male cards as well. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Craftychris said...

This is so beautiful! Love the colours! xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Beautiful card today, I love how you’ve used the colours,
this card is really inspirational.
Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs Brenda XXX

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! What an amazing card !!! I love the video to. This is a FABUOLUS technique and one I had never thought of attempting before !!! I never really think to make my own stamped backgrounds either !!! I am usually to busy die cutting or using background embossing folders. I love the stamps and the ink colours you have used. They are are a very pretty combination. I think this card would look equally fab using those beautiful pixie powders to. I have my gorgeous Hexagon dies so I am definately hoping to make my own version of this amazing card. I don't have the beautiful Pinwheel flowers ( yet !!! ) but I have lots of other gorgeous Sue Wilson flower dies I can use instead. I do really, really love this card and it is very inspiring to me, as it is something totally different for me to have fun making. Thank you for sharing. Sending you lots of love Sue from Tres X X X

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres X X X

Eunice said...

This is a wonderful card Sue, love the colors you chose to work with. The hexagon dies are definitely a MUST have they create such a wonderful card with amazing amounts of depth.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I watched your video a couple of weeks ago and was bowled over. It is a brilliant card and brilliant technique which I have used in the past and then forgotten about. But I shall certainly use it again because I've been reminded how brilliant it looks.
Hugs, Rose

Littlelamb said...

Hello Sue. I have loved this card since I first saw it at Ally Pally and bought the stamps then. I made a similar card for a friends birthday and she loved it. Thank you for the video. I haven’t got the colour clouds so used the Distress Oxides instead. Hugs for all who need them.

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Such a pretty card. I love doing these layered cards everyone seems to find them so clever.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jeannie Donnelly said...

We've snow on the ground this morning and here you're telling me it's spring already,lol, saw this on video when you released it, love the mix of colours!

JeannieD
Xx

lindyloo12 said...

What great stamping, the colours are so crisp, a really lovely card!

ursula said...

Oh what a beautiful card, with just one stamped background, you amaze me Sue with your creations.....another idea on using my colour clouds, will give it a go right now...thank you ....luv Ursula xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, such a happy cheerful card for such a very cold day. It certainly tricks the eye to look like one piece of card. X

stitchingranny said...

Very pretty and unusual card
Hugs Helen xx

stitchingranny said...

Very pretty and unusual card
Hugs Helen xx

Latenight SandyH said...

I enjoyed the video. This card is growing on me. When I saw it yesterday I think my eyes were just too tired to appreciate it properly. Love the glittery flowers.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Wow have just watched the video, what a fantastic result and so easy to do.
I just love the bright colours you have used. Don't have this stamp set but going
to have a go with another set and different inks too. Thank you very much for your great tutorials.
x

Marie from Longridge said...

I'm much too late with my comment as my PC is very sick.
A beautiful card Sue and one technique I may try in the future.
Thank you for the fantastic video.
Marie P.

SHARICA said...

Wow this is so pretty xxx