Saturday, 10 March 2018

Aged Paper Background Card

Hi bloggers!  It is back to a bit of an edgier card for today's video which uses the Industrial Chic collection.  I have a really simple technique for making your background card looks nice and aged.  Top that with alcohol inks used on the I.C. Corner and you have a great card for any occasion or any gender!

The winner of this weeks card giveaway is:

Crafty Coffey!!!

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

The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue, another Saturday another video and another happy winner of a fabulous Wednesday giveaway, congratulations Michelle what a way to start your weekend ☺
I'm loving the background and will watch with great interest to see how you got there.
If you are soon on your way for complete R&R hope it's all you dreamed of and I'm sure we will see some memories in a new launch somewhere down the line in the future lol.
Sending Saturday hugs your way xxx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. Happy weekend.

Jan.moogie said...

Got to have a go with this Sue, love it. Thanks for sharing, Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Great card and video, although I'm surprised you didn't hear my sharp intake of breath when you screwed up the card at the beginning!!!
Congratulations Crafty Coffey on your win. Sue xxx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx hazel

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card, I shall watch the video later.
Congratulations to Cathy Coffy have fun .
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Kitty Davies said...

Sorry it should read Crafty Coffey I have the right glasses on now.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wowww gorgeoussssssssssss Sue, love it
and congrats to the winner

gr karin

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue. Congrats Crafty Coffee.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
Not quite my style but I'm sure I'll pick up some useful tips when I watch the video later.
Congrats to the winner.
B xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great card and video.Thanks for sharing.Congratulations Crafty Coffee.

Clai01 said...

Great card and techbiques. x

hollyberry said...

Love this card. Congratulations to the winner.

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card today & I’m thrilled that I’ve won one of your beautiful cards. I’ll kerp it as a tribute to my late Mum who passed away 5 years ago.


Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue, and even though I agree it could be for anyone I think definitely more for a man. Maybe a different sentiment in the middle. Thank you, have a good weekend. Xxx

Debra K. said...

Great card! Some fab techniques in the tutorial today. Debra x

TDQ Karen said...

Brilliant look definitely one to try. Congrats to our Saturday winner xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue an interesting card and technique today. Congratulations to Crafty Coffee. Love from Jackie xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, nice card, will watch video later.

Congratulations to Crafty Coffey

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

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card love the background, going to watch video now.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day and stay safe all

Hunnymummy54 from MK

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Amazing card this morning with a stunning back ground and the Industrial Chic die cuts have amazing finishing. Thank you for doing the video and will look forward to watching it a little later.
Congratulations to Crafty Coffey.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Great video, love how you have created the background.
Congratulations to Crafty Coffey
Marion S x,

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I've done this background technique with distress inks but not with the oxide inks! I have so many things on my 'I need' list and the oxide ink pads have gone right to the top. I love everything about today's card and really enjoyed watching the video thanks for sharing!
Congratulations Crafty Coffey!
Hugs x
Heather T

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous background again, will watch video later to see how it is done.
Congratulations Michelle.
Muriel x

karenlotty said...

Lovely card Sue I need to make a male card this weekend and might just use the aged paper technique....

BenteS said...

Great background and a really cool card :))
Thanks for the video!
Congrats to the giveaway winner!

catherine lyons said...

Morning Sue
A great card congrats to Crafty Coffey
Catherine V94 xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great card love it. love Jean Z xxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the colours on the IC corners, they look to watch the video now...

Congratulations to Michelle on winning Wednesday's lovely card...


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Fabulous card, lots of techniques to try. Thanks for the video.

DeCor said...

Love the great effect on the corners. A very good card to use for anything as can just change the word. Thank you. Like the video. Have a wonderful weekend all.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I absolutely love what you have done with this card. So easy yet so brilliant. I watched the video and like crafty sue I cringed when you screwed the card up. But what a lovely effect. I don't have and I've never used the alcohol inks before..... would you get a similar effect with just the ink pads?....I have quite a few man cards to make in the next couple of weeks so I might be experimenting. Worth a try Thankyou for the inspiration Sue. Sending good wishes to everyone this awful miserable morning here in Leeds. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anne said...

Some great techniques used here, Sue and so effective.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I am not really a 'distressed' person so to speak! but I absolutely love what you've done to this card. The video is so easy to follow and has inspired me to get my alcohol inks out of the drawer again. Thank you for another wonderful and different style of card. Sending best wishes

Kate's Cards said...


Owlish said...

Very grungy good but not for me
Congratulations to card winner

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue I won this die last year so much inspiration from your beautiful project thank you
June Horrocks xxxxxx
Congrats to the winner xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Great industrial chic card today, congratulations to CraftyCoffey.Yvonne xx

dmj said...

Not too sure about today's card. will watch
the video later,

Doreen x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Steampunk is not my style but there are
some iteresting effects on this card. Looking
forward to watching the video.
Rosemary xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Industrially beautiful, I love playing at chqanging pieces of card and the corner die is so useful for either gender and can be used when creating quite pretty cards. Surprisingly I have used this die rather a lot, (for men and ladies) as I don't usually do "steampunk" but this just works for me.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, as I don't have any alcohol inks, yet, I was wondering whether using my 'steely looking' gilding flakes would work on those lovely industrial corners. I will have to wait until I get back to the UK -next week in order to watch your video. I do like the effect of your background. Enjoy your card CC. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this is a really fabulous looking card, love the look of the aged background. Well done Crafty Coffey on winning the giveaway card. Off to watch the video. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card, and the background you've created is fabulous. I have no probs with crumpling paper but this ageing the edges with shears still presents a problem. I must just try and persevere. Just goes against the grain, sort of.... and never looks as good as when you do it.
Hugs, Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I'd forgotten just how good inks on Miri card can look. Fabulous card, love it.
Beverley W

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Cool card and congratulations to the card winner, luck girl.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue great card & video I love the effect of the alcohol inks on the shiny card
Congratulations to Michelle enjoy your lovely prize
Hope you all have a good weekend

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, what a great card, I'm not really into grunge cards, but I may have to give this on a try.

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

the card looks fab and the aged paper is stunning.
Thanks for the video.

Rolf xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, an interesting card. Industrial chic and grunge not my style but very inspirational for those who like it. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

SHARICA said...

Another Fab Card xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a great idea for using the alcohol inks I have recently purchased.


CraftyJo said...

I love it :)

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue
Gorgeous card love your background haven't watched video yet but I will later. I have that Die set & love using it.
So now I can use the background with my Dies . Thank you so much for your inspiration.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, so not my style but I do like the techniques you have used. The background reminds me of your faux leather but much quicker to do and I love the effect of alcohol inks on mirror card and I must try as I have lots of both :-)

Michele (Crafty Coffey) - congratulations on being this week's Wednesday winner, a lovely tribute to your mum.


Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great card and techniques. I really liked the look of devilment on your face when you scrunched the card up, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Crafty Coffey.

Best wishes

Pawprintx4 said...

This is an interesting card that could be a great man's card which we are always wringing our hands over so kudos Sue for branching out.
Congrats to our lucky winner. Enjoy your beautiful prize.
I hope everyone is safe, well, and enjoying your weekend,
Stephanie K

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Steam punk is not my thing but I love watching all your videos and learning new techniques

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

Pat L said...

Sorry forgot to say congratulations to Michelle for winning the wonderful Wednesday card xx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇This Is Why Your Blog Became An Award Winner
You Inspire Me Each/Everyday With Your Tremendous Cards Plus Your Awesome Video Tutorials
Which Are Always Extremely Informative, You Break Each Section Of The Card Little By Little So
It’s Easy For Us To Follow, Today’s Card Is Just Phenomenal I Love It Just As Much As I Do
When You Make A Pretty Girlie Card.
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Brown/Tan/Milk? Silver Mirror Foundation Card I Do Believe”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Lacquer”
“Alcohol Inks Caramel/Expresso/Stream”
“Alcohol Blending Ink”
“Rangers Tool For Using The Above Alcohol Inks”
“Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Oxide Distress Ink”
“Tim Holtz Broken China/Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies 2017
“Sue Wilson Industrial Corner Die Set” (From The Industrial Chic Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Mixed Essentials Die Set” (From The Industrial Chic Collection 10 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Inspirational Words Die Set” (From The Expression Collection 6 Cutting Dies)
I Watched This Particular Video Quite Recently I Loved It First Time Around So It Was Great To See It
Have It’s Day On This Terrific Blog.
I Love The Magnificent Background Where You Used A Piece Of Tan Card, Which You Crumbled Up
Then Once You Had Straightened A Little (Although Still Had Lots Of Creases Etc:-) You Went Over The Top
Using Walnut Stain Oxide Distress Ink Going Over The Card Straight From The Pad, Then You Spritzted
With A Little Water Add More Distress Ink If You Require, You Dried This With A Heat Tool.
Sue Next You Used A Pair Of Scissors To Distress All Four Sides Of Your Background (You Mentioned Even
Tear A Little If You Wish) Then You Added More Walnut Stain Oxide Distress Ink Around The Edges Of Your
Background, You Dried Once Again Then Attached This To Your Card With Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Even This Particular Card You Had Distressed The Edges With Scissors So It Blends In.
Sue, Then You Cut Out Quite A Number Of The Industrial Chic Corner (In My Opinion This Is A Exceptional Cutting Die)
You Also Cut Out Two In Silver Mirror Card, Once You Had Layered Them Up With The Silver Mirror Foundation Card
On Top (Looks Stunning) You Then Brought Out Your Alcohol Inks Caramel/Expresso/Stream Also The Rangers
Dabber To Apply The Alcohol Inks, Plus A Bottle Of Blending Solution You Started To Apply Your Magnificent
Alcohol Inks, Adding More Of Different Colours If Needed Taking Some Away If You Wished With The Blending Ink.
Once Dry You Applied Glue To The Back Also A Touch Of Spray Glue, You Placed One Corner Onto Your Background
Then One In The Opposite Corner, You Then Attached This To Your Base Card Using Mounting Foam.
Sue, You Cut Out Three Of The Word CREATE Using Brown Foundation Card Then With Your Finger You
Applied Cosmic Shimmer Lacquer To Add A Rich Shine To The Word CREATE You Added Glue To This Then Placed
This In The Middle Of Your Card You Said We Could Add More Cosmic Shimmer Lacquer If We Required Then You Cut
Out A Selection Of Bolts/Srews/Nuts From Brown Card You Aged Them Slightly Using Tim Holtz Broken China
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, To Create A Rusty Look You Placed These Here/There On Your Background.
Card Size 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 Inches
Today’s Card Is A Masterpiece I Love The Stupendous Techniques The Corners Just Look Phenomenal
Sue, Yes I’m Going To Say It Again Thank You For The Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
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
CONGRATULATIONS:- To Crafty Coffey For Winning This Weeks Wednesday Gift Card Enjoy....................

Donita Naylor said...

So much fun!
Another use for alcohol inks -- to give mirror card a different look.
Congratulations, Crafty Coffee!
Happy weekend to all!


ursula said...

What an amazing male card, I just love it and one that I will definitely replicate...the colours created by the alcohol inks are brilliant...luv Ursula xx

Eunice said...

Steam Punk isn't me, but seeing this card Sue I just might have to give it a try. Thanks for your inspiring card!!

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Great card today. Love these Dies.
Congratulations Michele on your win. Enjoy.

Littlelamb said...

Brilliant card Sue. Lov3 the background. Have several male cards to make so will give this a try. Thank you for the video. Have watch3d it but will watch again when I start the cards.

Littlelamb said...

Forgot to say Congratulations to Michele. Enjoy?

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Great card love it

Congrats to card winner


Annx without an "e"

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful card using grunge diecuts etc. Fantastic the way paper can get an aged look.
Di B. x

Fikreta said...

so great card!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Love today’s card. Thank you for another brilliant video. Your inspiration is endless.
Congratulations Michele on winning one of Sue’s gorgeous cards.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Tressa said...

This may not be to everyone's taste, especially for those who prefer your more traditional cards and I might have put myself in that group at one time.

Now? I think this is fabulous. Love the design and the techniques used.


sued99 said...

Looking forward to seeing how you made this background.

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue. Great man card. Laura O Springfield

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
The background, the dies and the gorgeous colours you created all combine to make this fabulous card!
I really love the finished effect!
Lesley S x

Latenight SandyH said...

Fabulous card and great video. I didn't think Industrial Chic and grunge cards were for me until you brought us this die and I just had to have it. It's great for male cards teamed with your Ransom Note Happy Birthday die. I don't have any alcohol inks but I'm wondering whether alcohol markers might work with mirri-card. Love the way you've made the background.
Congratulations to Crafty Coffey on your win.
Take care everyone.

Marie P from Longridge said...

Super card Sue. Not my usual style but I love it.
It's Mothers day in the UK today so Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums out there. Congratulations to this weeks card winner.
I think I will try the scrunched background on a Thank you card for one of my Grandsons who is an electrical engineer. He brought my beautiful Gemini back to me all fixed up and ready to go. He said I had burned out some of the parts in the motor.
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Love this card Sue x unfortunately I don't have any alcohol inks but I'm sure I can try it with my pens x Brilliant video as always x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx