Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Gilded and Beaded Card



Hi crafters!  I just love using the matching Stamps To Die For with my dies and adding some gilding flakes really makes them pop (and it is faster than colouring most of the time too!)  Add some micro beads to that and you really have some lovely texture!








 The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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70 comments:

Clai01 said...

Micro beads always look lovely on a card. x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card, love that embossing folder, next on my wish list I think! Love Jean xxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Marion Scott said...

Beautiful card, love the framed embossing folder
Marion S x

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

I love today's card it's gorgeous. I love using microbeads over gilding flakes it gives a lovely effect.The embossing folder is lovely too.
Have a great day.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I love the stamps to die for too, so why do I have none ? The trouble is that my gift list is so taken up with dies and I need more embossing folders (3d on order) that I keep forgetting there are matching stamps and it doesn't matter that I don't have the dies that match the stamps or is it vise versa 'the chicken and egg saying' lol I need to learn how to cut an outline so it doesn't look like a child's been playing with it !
This is such a pretty way to show the stamp and I have two unopened pots of guilding flakes that really need to feel wanted and the folder you have used is just so pretty but doesn't take away the beauty of the focal element. Will look forward to watching you put this together later. (7th day on the run for sun Lancashire) must be an all time record - well since we relocated up here !!
Have a lovely day Sue xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I love the stamps to die for too, so why do I have none ? The trouble is that my gift list is so taken up with dies and I need more embossing folders (3d on order) that I keep forgetting there are matching stamps and it doesn't matter that I don't have the dies that match the stamps or is it vise versa 'the chicken and egg saying' lol I need to learn how to cut an outline so it doesn't look like a child's been playing with it !
This is such a pretty way to show the stamp and I have two unopened pots of guilding flakes that really need to feel wanted and the folder you have used is just so pretty but doesn't take away the beauty of the focal element. Will look forward to watching you put this together later. (7th day on the run for sun Lancashire) must be an all time record - well since we relocated up here !!
Have a lovely day Sue xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card and great video.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card this morning! Love the embossing. Great technique tip for cutting the stamped image out with it's sticky sheet. Debra x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card. Love using the gilding flakes then the microbeads over the top.

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very effective.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Interesting card Sue.

TDQ Karen said...

Love the bright guilding flakes

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Very elegant card today. The 3D embossing folder is lovely and the gilding flakes with the micro beads look fabulous. I only have the stamps that match the flowers, I really must look at the dies I have and do this as my gilding flakes are feeling unloved at the moment too.
Great video thank you Sue
Hugs
Muriel x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Lovely card this morning Sue. I have this embossing folder and have made some lovely cards along with other dies that I have.
Jean Phillips i guarantee you will not be disappointed with this folder. Beautiful sample today Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card Sue and great technique with the gilding flakes and beads. Thanks for sharing and have an awesome day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card, love the pop of colour against the white embossing .

Michele

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A super card with lots of gorgeous details. Love the 3D embossing folder. Thank you for the tutorial.x

Chris Curry said...

A great card Sue. Not sure about the micro beads on top of the gilding flakes but will be having a go. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card sample today, will watch the video later. Not sure if I have all these dies but if I do I might try making 2 of the same, one just with gilding flakes to see how that looks.

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

stitchingranny said...

Lovely card today Sue. Will watch tutorial later.

Hugs Helen xx

Jan Sayer said...

What a lovely embossing folder for the background of a pretty card.
Jan
Northampton

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

karenlotty said...

Love the layout It may be my screen but I’m not sure about the dark centre- sorry

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card today. Love the embossingnfolder.

Barbara V

sharon casey said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card today love having the stamps to match the dies is so useful love the embossing folder too

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I like the concept of ur card it’s pretty but ur colours of the gilding flakes really isn’t coming across very nicely

JOY Xx

Anne said...

I love the embossing folder you have used, Sue. A lovely card.

Anne (Northampton)

Suemac said...

An elegant card.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x I love the matching stamps you design for your dies they are so versatile and look beautiful with the gilding flakes x the embossing folder looks good too x thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Some wonderful textures this morning and those embossed corners are just fabulous - they look like moulded plasterwork and frame the central motif perfectly...

Izzy

Donita Naylor said...

What I like best about this card is the embossing folder. I was so happy to see it because it was accidentally sent to me when I had ordered the folder with the big dots made out of little dots. I decided I didn't care enough for the dots to send back the folder I liked better anyway.

I haven't seen it used until now. It's so fabulous! What a lucky bunny I am! (As you guys would say)

That said, the rest of the card didn't have that element of inevitability in your universally loved cards.I found myself wondering you'd try to stamp with gilding flakes? Why scrub all the glorious flake texture off the flake so there's just little bits left? Why cover gilding flakes with beads? And why bead the center when you're just going to cover it up with the sentiment?

Maybe beads over flake is so compelling in real life that I have no idea what I'm saying.

My idea would be to use the gilding flakes maybe under the diecut square and to color the stamp with alcohol or distress markers, use the beads over the colored stamp, or over the sentiment, and maybe repeat the flakes for the oval frame around the sentiment.

But vaguely imagining something is different from actually making beautiful cards and putting them out there, which you do every day. I can express my thoughts as an admiring and thoughtful observer, while also understanding that you had objectives to accomplish, such as teaching us skills, like how to stamp with flake glue and how to mask what you don't want beaded.

So thank you for this very educational card and for inspiring us to follow your recipe or use it as a point of departure.

You used gilding flakes with a stylized butterfly circle recently, and I immediately found it out and bought it. it's nice to know precisely how to stamp with glue.

Very interesting card. Thank you.

Donita





Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Love your card today. As I mainly make square cards good to see rectanglular dies adapted to be make a square.

Heather R Oxfordshire

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, he embossing folder looks so pretty.
Lydia
X

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I do like this embossing folder, it is an ideal one for making a border without using a die. You used what is probably my favourite of the gilding flakes so, if I was to repeat this card, I would leave out the microbeads so the colour stands out rather than being dulled by the beads.

Teresa

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the embossing on this lovely card it’s very pretty
Love always June Horrocks xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Hugs WALES FOR EVER.XXX

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a beauiful card and the stamp with gilding flakes is amazing.
I love working with gilding flakes as well.

Rolf xxx

Kiraneries said...
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Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gorgeous embossed background and gilding flakes. Thanks for your video but I will watch when we are home again. Hubby taking me and our caravan to sunny Devon for 2 weeks today.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautifulllllllllllll Sue
Gr Karin

Princess Pixie! said...

Morning Sue
Wow x
Amazing all white card then Wam Bam that amazing pop of glorious colour in the centre of the masterpiece x
Micro beads used to feature much more frequently so they are very welcome in this 'guest appearance' lol x
I am looking forward to watching the video but that has to go on hold for now. Jake is off to France on Saturday morning for a weeks fishing. The whole house needs to revolve round his preparation - obviously!!!! Never mind - the peace and quiet will be worth it. Lol x
Izzy - Bishop Michael was fantastic. One of my highlights was the pure delight on the pageboys face as he held Megan's veil in the doorway. The whole day was so joyful - I found it incredibly emotional x
Sunny day and blue skies again today - sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely elegant card and the 3D embossing folder is indeed stunning. I love using gilding flakes on a stamp but I'm not too sure about the micro beads, they seem to dull the glory of the flakes. I think maybe the still photos don't do it justice because it did look a little brighter in the video.

Kiraneries - enjoy your holiday in glorious Devon.

Frances

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, what a really elegant card and I love the splash of colour.

Lisbeth

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, you've reminded me to hunt out my micro beads; they must be somewhere underneath my crafty stash boxes, but which cupboard is a mystery at the moment.
I love your 3d embossing folders, but haven't got this one......yet.
Will watch your video later as we are fighting to remove our stair carpet in readiness for the decorators, tomorrow. (Fingers crossed their van doesn't breakdown. )lol
Gorgeous card though. Hugs xx Pauline m

CraftyJo said...

Like the idea but not keen on the dark centre, sorry!

Scottydog said...

The opulent frame embossing folder is so pretty, already on my list! I love working with gilding flakes, but have never thought to use microbeads as well. Thank you for your ideas, Sue.

ursula said...

Wow, what a beautiful technique you have used here, such a lovely finish to it, an stunning card...another project to try, thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely card with a great technique for "finding" one's design under the double sided adhesive. Thank you for the great video. Always a pleasure to watch you design.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card, great dies and I love the embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I just love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

sued99 said...

What an unusual combination of gilding flakes and micro beads. I really like it. X

scrAPpamondo said...

Gorgeous card, love the result you had with of gilding flakes and micro beads!!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wowser of a card again, and thank you very much for the video to show us how it's done.
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video showing us how to make this little beauty of a card

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Dawn Holben said...

WOW Sue this is another gorgeous card. I love that stamp and the wonderful embossed
corners.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is really lovely.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue
Really lovely card its nice to see the gilding flakes and micro beads again I haven't used them for ages must get them out again. I love the embossing folder don't think I've seen that one before

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Regal elegance is what you have created here today. The 3D embossing folder really makes a statement on its own but coupled with the stamped image done with gilding flakes and you magic. Add in a die cut and you have the perfect card. Thanks for sharing the video and your techniques.

Have a wonderful day,

Beverly

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, WOW What an elegant card this is. I really love it. Hugs Brenda xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

Today I am in the camp that would have left off the micro beads and just let the gilding flakes take the glory. I thought your hinging tip was a jewel and I will remember to use it.
I ordered the embossing folder along with another 3D when you did your Hochanda show as you said you couldn't stop using it but I have not used it....I must catch up. I loved seeing it in action.
Pauline, my flooring people did have a wreck on their way to our house a few years back (no injures) so I will not laugh.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Laura O' Connor said...

another great card ,Laura O Springfield

Di said...


Hi Sue,
A very elegant card, love the gilding, beautiful embossing folder.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania

Eunice said...

Very opulent card Sue, love the embossed background corners!! The gilded and beaded Phoebe die is amazing.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Interesting card made with a beautiful EF, a beautiful die and a beautiful stamp.Great video and tips.Thank you.
Hugs from 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

DeCor said...

Great video. Thank you Sue. Clever way to make centercut out perfectly. A lovey card that looks fun to make.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, playing catch-up this morning. A great card, the focal point is very striking against the white. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Unable to leave a comment yesterday. Great card using the lovely Phoebe die I was lucky enough to win in your latest die release.
Lesley S x

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Sorry late posting a comment! Beautiful card I have this embossing folder and it's so gorgeous (as all the 3D embossing folders are!). I folded it in half and made a thank you card that the recipient loved!
Hugs x
Heather T