Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Gilded Ivy

Hi bloggers! You may have seen me do this card as a demo on my last shows, but if you didn't, here it is on today's video episode for you to enjoy.  This is a great way to transform ordinary card into something that looks like metal and it is so simple to do.

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 The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

This is a lovely card Sue, you continually delight me with your lovely creations. Wish I had your talent.
Have a great day everyone, hugs to all.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Lovely and really eye-catching. Love the dazzler also! Will watch video later.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What an exquisite card, you delight us daily. Yvonne xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, looks interesting, not tried this technique before.

Happy Tuesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Linda28 said...

Morning Sue and everyone, a beautiful card today, looks very interesting, but leaving for work shortly so will have to watch the video later. Happy crafting everyone and take care. Linda.

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card and great video love the gilding techniques thank you tracyw

Jan.moogie said...

So looking forward to watching the video on this technique as it is fantastic, love the way the card looks like metal. Gorgeous card Sue. hugs x

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Oooo!. I like, I like, I really, really like. Must have a go at this. Much more subtle than Die cutting Mirri Board. Fantastic design, love it all.
Have a great day,
Hugs, Patricia xxx

Anna said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, that is a lovely effect, just like metal!! Cheers Anna.

hollyberry said...

Opulent and elegant card.

JAO said...

Very rich, opulence Sue.

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.. What a spectacular and superbly dazzling creation Sue, as always you delight us with something different and very unique indeed,. You are so talented Sue and not only do you reward us daily with that talent, you stimulate our mojos into attempting something to which it would never have entered our heads to try. Thank you for sharing the video with us also Sue, I shall watch it later when I have more time simply because something this special deserves my full undivided attention. Hugs to you Sue and all Wilsonettes and warmly wishing you a great day...take care love Beth B x x x

Unknown said...

This would work as a mans card or sympathy, really useful. Thanks for sharing.
Big hug
Julie e

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, very different x

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
A very rich looking card beautiful. great video, Sue I have no luck with the gilding waxes. Great video, Thank you so much, take care Kitty.

Anonymous said...

What a great card today, Sue, love the Kefalonia frame and the gilded ivy - looks like old wrought iron. Altogether fabuloso!! Always enjoy your videos and what a nice long one today with loads of inspiration - heaven knows how long it takes to prep and film so an even longer t-h-a-n-k-y-o-u than usual!

'P' in Wales

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and a fabulous video, you explain things so clearly. Like the idea of using mica flakes and acetate, hopefully will get to try this technique next week. Sue xxx

rosiejt said...

Really like the look of this, but no time to 'video' just now. Hope to watch later today.

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue. WOW! What a wonderful design, very ornate and really eye-catching, love all the sparkle!x

PharmacyMichele said...

Great card-the gilded diecuts give the card a totally different look.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue., amazing how much like metal it looks. Will be watching video later. Take care everyone a nasty day again. (Crafting weather) JJxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Yes I remember seeing this one on Create and Craft, it is gorgeous! I bought some new gilding wax on Sunday, how convenient is that? lol. Love Jean xxx

auscrafts said...

stunning card and great video

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Morning Sue,

Stunning creation, just love it, so regal and elegant.

Have a great day

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Pat said...

Hi Su
Lovely card and the "gilding" looks very realistic
Pat x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card, Sue. Will have to watch the video later.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW WOW WOW I love everything about this card. I watched the video last week and had a go at making this card. It's stunning when it's finished. The acetate and luna flakes work beautifully together and then to make the dazzler with the luna flake's as well just finishe's the card off and tie's it all together. Could be used for many occasion's and a very good male card. I just wish i had half of your imagination and a little bit of your creativeness. A BIG thank you for your video with all your great hint's and tip's.
Have a great week everyone and take care.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Lovely card. Off to work so will watch the video later.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Muriel said...

Hi Sue and all
Wow! This really looks like metal, beautiful. Another product to add to the list lol !!! Must give it a try.
Great card
Have a good day, I hope your rain and wind has gone away
Muriel x

doreenmj said...

Wow, I missed seeing this demo, such a lovely card,

Doreen x

nattyboots said...

Wow Sue ,such a beautiful card ,love the color and the big dazzler .
Elaine H X

Kathy Baker said...

Good morning Sue
Wow such a classy card especially for a special occasion
Kathy x

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card I love the gilding and the design is wonderful. I'm off to watch the video now xx

Debs A xxx

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

More hints and tips - you do spoil us. A very neat idea with the 'dazzler'. Thank you.


Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous. I love what you have done with the ivy. I use my ivy dies so much they are really useful. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card very opulent.
Nancyd xx

crossstitchmarg said...

Good Morning Sue,
I remember seeing this on create and craft, and taped the show. I had a go at my own version as I didn't have the colours of the flakes, it's amazing just how they come out using the double sided tape on acetate, I don't know how you can be so tidy with the flakes I always get mine everywhere lol.
I've spent a lot of time recently looking at your old video tutorials (whiles away the hours while I'm off work with a bad back thanks goodness for the iPad I can just rewind the videos and keep trying until I get my card looking slightly decent.) thanks Sue for all your ideas.
Can't wait to see what is for tomorrow
Maggie in Solihull

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A beautifully opulent card. I don't have the ivy dies...yet! Think they need to be on my wishlist. Going to watch the video.
Heather Treble

A Happercrafter6 said...

Very effective. Will watch video later.

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A lovely card and it looks like metal,great technique.Take care JaneB.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Amazingly effective technique - the Ivy and the frame look as realistic as the metal dazzler setting!...gorgeous card, as always...


carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue, great tips on video. I especially like what you have done with the bezel x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Wow, this is a real beauty, I love it. Must have a go with these lovely flakes : )
Thanks for a great video too. Sending my daily hugs to everyone.
Norah, I hope you are ok, I am missing you.
Take care xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue remember seeing this on your show the gilding makes such impact though the design is delightful as it is!love from Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow fab

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card and after watching your video very achievable. I have the Luna flakes but can see it in other colours thanks for sharing.
Well today's the day I find out if my arm and shoulder has repaired enough so that I can start crafting again.
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, love the gilding makes it look antiquey (?). Lol lynne m & demon destructive dastardly doggie divas x x x

Kate's Cards said...

Thanks Sue, will watch later as the results are amazing!

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely vintage card today. As usual your video will be watched when I get home later. SueL x

cheryl brown said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, A beautiful gilded card to brighten up a dull wet, windy, dreary day.
A simple technique with stunning results. Must try later.
Gurt big (((((hugs))))) to all who need one today for whatever reason.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxxx

Unknown said...

What a beautiful shimmery card....absolutely love the background. ... I've had these mica flakes for years but never used them....that's going to change. ...!
Your a wiz Sue...Luv it....
Rach :)

Nananne said...

Glorious card and wonderful Video! I did see this one on your show but loved having time to watch it again, the first time I bought the Gilding Wax I couldn't use it as it was so hard( I bought it at a show and it must have dried out) but, because I liked it so much I bought it again and it's great!
Love and hugs to all xo

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
This is fantastic, I love it.
Have a good day everyone.
Maureen xx

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
What a beautiful way to start the day coffee with Sue Wilson in her wonderful craft room and a fantastic piece of art to boot.

Although today's gift is a little on the dark side for me I fully appreciate the format and techniques for today.
I love the idea of aging the die cuts and must have a go at this.

Sue I do have a question though about gilding wax. I have a few jars of the wax and because I haven't used them they seem to have hardened although the tops are on tight. How do I revive them? Anyone any ideas please.

Pam may I ask How Robbie is doing. It seems an age since we had a last update. I hope you don't mind me asking.

Well the weather looks as though it really cannot make its mind up this morning. At the moment we have a little sun, rain, wind and very black clouds.

To all in pain and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

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Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Stunning card today - remember your demo on C&C was fantastic. Recently bought some gilding wax and have been playing with it, but need a bit more practice ;-) Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, very beautiful. love Jean Z xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, must get the mica flakes out, haven't used them in ages.
Will watch the video later.

Anonymous said...

Wow....Simply gorgeous excellent video demonstration you make it look so easy Sue. I don't have the ivy border set but have the little ivy finishing touch so will try it with that one. Thank you for your inspiration love from Yvonne bennett xx

Anonymous said...

Wow....Simply gorgeous excellent video demonstration you make it look so easy Sue. I don't have the ivy border set but have the little ivy finishing touch so will try it with that one. Thank you for your inspiration love from Yvonne bennett xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
This does really look like metal! I can remember you doing this on C and C. For my tastes though, I think it is a bit " heavy". I would prefer it in white on white or with a bit of green or gold. I do love the layout though and it is one that I would try to replicate.
Thank you to Frances and Wheely for your kind thoughts yesterday.
I hope everyone has as good a day as possible and I send love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Lovely card Sue, will watch the video after I have done the "chores" xx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, always something a little different, thanks Sue

Unknown said...

Bought the gilding wax because of this demo. Going to try them out This wweekend. X

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, just watched the video love that you share your talent with us. Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the embellishment at the bottom xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and wilsonettes x
What a wonderful card sue x just received my replacement guilding waxes this week after the fantastic service from creative expressions x I have been desperate to try this technique for a while now so I cannot wait x Thankyou sue for your inspiration x
Theresa w xxx

Unknown said...

Hi sue.
I da widens this one. U make everything look so easy an effortless. There's just no end to ur talent!!! Xxx

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Such a beautiful card so ornate.
Lorna D

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Woweeeeee !! this video has taught me a lot. This is a fabulous card, the mica flakes are stunning on the acetate, and used the other way is a great idea, no rubbing off. I must say I loved how you transformed the ivy with the gilding wax and love how you made the dazzler with the mica flakes, stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, another really lovely card, have not used the mica flakes but they look really different and using them with acetate just adds another dimension. Great video, everything so clearly explained. Thank you

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
The Ivy looks good in metal so masculine!
All my waxes are solid without being used too!
Will watch Video later!
Take care
Love Marg

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, a bit dark for me but I appreciate the technique, will watch video later.
Janet if you put a few drops of blending solution into your wax it helps to soften it.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Chris Curry said...

Gorgeous card Sue. I haven't got the dazzlers at the moment but I can see why i should have !! Thank you.Xx

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue - spectacular card today - love it!
Janette x

pinky said...


Unknown said...

Really ornate looking card sue

sonja_w said...

Gorgeous card, you make it look so easy to do too :)

Marion said...

Stunning card and loved the video ,the ivy is beautiful.
Marion H

SueJ said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I am learning so much from your videos.

hotpotato said...

what a stunning card Sue. x

fame01 said...

Hi Sue
What a card to look at so striking.
Hugs Sarah xxx

Paula said...

I love the look of that card Sue! As usual when it's a video, I'm off to make a cuppa and settle down to watch it. :)

Paula x

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
What a stunning card today, I love all your gilding, so pretty. I never use Cosmic Shimmer gilding wax any more as the ones I bought dried up within a month of buying them, I find Treasure Gold gilding wax is brilliant, although more expensive it doesn't dry out at all and will last for years. x

June Horrocks said...

Love the card sue I will watch later with a coffee thank you so much love always June horrocks xxxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays video is brilliant, so much detail, showing how to get this gorgeous card, thank you for always bringing us so many ideas. Have a lovely day. Bx

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, as always it is a joy to log on and see the daily post. Now that I am in the land of leaving a daily comment(one week now)it adds to my crafty fun!!

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very rich and opulant with a touch of sparkle. Thanks for the video.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Unusual card its lovely really like the metallic look.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning!! x

Beryl said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Love the gilding wax.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, the card is so pretty and elegant.

Pauline A said...

Morning Sue, Black and gold are so rich and this card looks gorgeous. I like the acetate with the mica flakes and must have a go at that. This would be perfect for a male recipient especially if he is a gardener. Saw you demo this but now I have it to watch numerous times with your video. Thanks for sharing. You are a real diamond. Hugs xx Pauline A

Heather Harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really stunning card. Will watch video later. Every day is a new experience. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Hugs Heather.x

Heather Harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really stunning card. Will watch video later. Every day is a new experience. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Hugs Heather.x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, loved the video, and how beautiful the gilding wax looks on black card. X Ros

Saba said...

Good morning Sue,
It is not often that I am speechless, but this one has taken my breath away. I am not a great fan of gold antique look but there is just something about this card that has made me change my mind. I love it. I love the bezel as well, must get some of these, thank you for showing how you filled it, it looks stunning.

Val W, great to hear that commenting here daily is giving you such pleasure. Lovely to have another

Alison, thinking of you this week.

Wheely Bad, hope you are not as sore today.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Cameeli of Richmond said...

Hi Sue, well another blow me away creation, the Kefalonia frame is lovely and a great video too.

Have a lovely day.
Cameeli xx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Great card and video.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue,

What a bold statement this card makes, it is very much to my taste. The rich, sumptuous tones are perfect for male orientated cards and I will definitely be trying to recreate this after enjoying the video demonstration.
I just love your demos even if I do have severe craft room envy:-)
I am in the middle of a cheeky little number for my brothers birthday-it is blush pink and coconut white so it's going to challenge his machismo somewhat but I am sure I can convert him!

Crafty hugs,


CraftyJo said...

Lovely! I'll watch the video later to see how you do it, it really *does* look like metal :)

Nannieflash said...

You really amaze me at your talent another beautiful design, love the gilding on the leaves. hugs Shirleyxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This looks like a fabulous technique, now for me to master it, I will have to watch it later.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Beautiful card. Wow Sue this is stunning. The mica flake background looks lovely and the frame and ivy do look metallic, so clever. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue and every one
Well what a wonderful technique you have shared with us all today
And the finished card is a stunner to be admired
Thanks for sharing it with us
Take care everyone
Theresa G

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is truly opulent and another one with your magic touch. It is exquisite. Running out of superlatives here.............
Thank you Sue, for all the inspiration you give us every day.
Hugs, Rose

Hazel said...

A beautiful card. Hazel x

Jayem said...

This is one of the most amazing cards you have done Sue. Just exquisite!

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I remember this card from C&C and have indeed tried it. The results are beautiful. Thank you for the video, it is great yo have that library of ideas and techniques to refer back to.

Love Rosemarie xx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the card. Will have a play this afternoon, will brighten up a miserable day.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Lesley said...

It is so nice to see a card that can be used for a male. This card ticks all the boxes and I love the effect of the gilding on the ivy.

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Janet

Creative Expressions do a guilding wax solution. Its alcohol based I think. You just drip a few drops onto the surface of the wax, do up the lid and leave it to soak over night. I have heard of some people heating the wax with a heat gun but I don't know if this works as I haven't tried it. The gilding wax solution is not expensive and you can do some cool techniques with it- painting with the guilding waxes and making some messy backgrounds. A little goes a really long way too. Hope that helps x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card today Sue. Where do you get all these great ideas from?
I love seeking inspiration from your blog site.
Best wishes
Joan from Newcastle

Unknown said...

Hi Sue must have a try at this card as I have the ivy dies. It looks stunning
Denise X

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I love, love, loved this card when I saw you demo it. I am a bit of a gilding wax junkie as it's ending up on pretty much every card I do, but despite having half a dozen colours I've yet to pick up gold and silver! In desperation of needing gold a few months ago I tried a gold oil pastel! Not quite the same especially as I had to use a fixative on it afterwards! Silly me, I shall be righting this glaring omission to my crafty stash by searching every online shop I use that sells CE products. Going for some mica flakes too, as have promised myself some for a long time. Got to make a card for a week tomorrow so I'm going to cut the mats today, cut the dies tomorrow etc as I'm still pretty tired. That way I get the card made without messing myself up. Talk about lasting enjoyment - a card that'll take a week to make.

Alison (mecca), hugs x

I could quite happily have a nap now. Time to set the alarm so I don't sleep all afternoon, even with them tearing the road outside up, time now to cuddle up with Billy an relax for an hour as I'm struggling to keep my eyes open! Need to be 100% awake for gilding wax & mica flake hunt as online shopping when tired is never good.

Hugs and wishes of happy crafting to everyone, extra hugs here for anyone that needs them. Billy sending wags and woofs too,

T x

Bejay said...

Hi Sue,
WOW!! What a fantastic technique. The ivy almost looks like it's made of pewter and such an easy way to get the stunning result! As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Suzzette Yandle said...

Thank you for your video demonstrating the techniques you used on this lovely card. I have yet to try using Mica Flakes and the Gilding Wax. You make it look so simple! I have the gilding wax, but will have to find a source for the mica flakes. Great idea to place the mica flaked side on the acetate face down to keep the mica from flaking off. The gilding wax certainly makes that black debossed piece look like aged metal. Good job!

Unknown said...

love everything about this card

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card that anyone would think had taken hours to make. I love the look of the mica flakes and like Wheely above, I will have to go in search of some.

Janet (ecco), my gilding wax was pretty dry when I bought it but then I learned of the blending solution and it is fine to use now.

mommaRN50 said...

Beautiful card. I have not tried the gilding paste yet but definitely ned to get some and play.

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card love the gilding.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry xxx

terrie said...

Well done Sue...
I like all of the glitter look on this card...it turned out gorgeous.

Jean said...

Just beautiful!

Zena Mc said...

Hi Sue
Great card and video. Love the ways you use things.
Zena x

iReneM said...

Oh My!! This is gorgeous.
Great video tut as always :)


TOB said...

Simply beautiful card,great video, love the handmade dazzler.
Hugs Theresa xx

Darlene from SK said...

Another stunning card! Will have to try the guilding technique as well as the clear acetate technique. Thank you for the inspiration!

Gail said...

Lovely card and effect Sue - guess you used gilding wax as not had time to watch the vid tut yet but it is a lovely technique to use and like you say so simple to get these stunning effects - love it xx GailT xx

barbara macaskill said...

Can I just sign my check over to you every month and have you mail me each of the cards that you show? This is absolutely magnificent and has me drooling!! TFS!

ursula said...

Just love this metallic look Sue..your inspiration is amazing....luv Ursula xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card and great video, love the metallic look on the ivy
Hugs and best wishes everyone

magpie said...

Helloooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! "Thank you" for this fantastic video showing us how to do this beautiful and elegant card. I love the debossing and how you've done that first. Will have to try that. What you did with the gilding wax and how you have done the gorgeous embellishment with Mica flakes has been amazing to watch. Have been in absolute awe! xx "Thank you so much" x Sending love and hugs to you Sue, your family and to all the Wilsonettes who are need today xx Love Karen xx

shabbycraftcabin said...

Hi Sue,

Just watched the video and love the mica flakes and dazzlers... Going to get some now!:-) stunning card. Thank you, Ivy xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Wow, what a beautiful card & love the gilded effect which looks very opulent & posh !!
Gorgeous card in every aspect, love it...
Just off to watch the video with a nice cuppa..

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Helen Bell said...

Good afternoon Sue and everyone

A lovely card. I have not used either gilding flakes or wax up to now. Might have to invest in some.

Love the ivy die too.

Love Helen xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A very expensive looking card. Think the gilding is a really stunning effect. Thanks for your continued inspiration.

melody said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, I tried to make my version of it for my husbands birthday yesterday but I put a gilded rose on the middle of the bow because the dazzle setting didn't turn up in time, it was a big hit with him, thanks for sharing as I would never if thought of doing it myself. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue & Wilsonettes
Wow Sue gorgeous card I love useing gilding flaks & this card is very elegant a bit regal looking great video as usual. Love Lynda Brock xx

Val W welcome to the best blog it's lovely your joining Sue & all the Wilsonettes commenting every day enjoy.
Hug's Lynda xx

(((Hug's )))to all my friends

Norah missing you hope your alright ((( Hug's))))
TOB Theresa missing you too (((Hug's)))

Princess Pixie! said...

Afternoon Sue and fellow Wilsonettes!
Oh how opulent! A stunning and luxurious looking card.
The gilding makes it look so expensive.
If I had any posh friends it would be just the type of card I would give them. However all my friends are as common as me! Lol.
Crafty hugs

Princess Pixie! said...

Oops - meant to say thank you to those of you who explained the comment game to me the other day. If I'd looked properly I would have worked it out for myself. Many of my brain cells seem to be on strike these days!!
Thanks again

nzillingworth said...


Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Love the card especially the dazzler. Will be watching the video last, as I've been out nearly all day crafting.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
This card is just so beautiful, I love the mica flakes on acetate, they look gorgeous. I have to say I love my ivy boarder die and must play with my gilding flakes on it. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
another superb creation with some wonderful techniques.
I'm loving that Ivy set, and the gilding wax.
Thank you so much for the wonderful video tutorial.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Karen Drew said...

What a lovely effect. Looks like old ironwork. Loving the ivy die. My next purchase I think.
Karen xx

nannapat said...

This card looks very regal Sue, I love it. Pat x

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue this is an absolutely stunning card but one for which i have all the dies,and mica flakes yippeeee, i couldn't remember why i had bought them, the mica flakes i mean, but now i know, thank you so much for all you do for your amazing followers, hugs to all Johanna.

craftynanna said...

PS sorry Sue i forgot to say the video was great xxJohanna

Jill Liddle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, just gorgeous. Love this card.

Brenda said...

Hi Sue, thank you for another brilliant video, what a wonderful collection of videos you have given us.
Today's card is gorgeous love the antique effect.
Take care, Brenda xxx

Unknown said...

Truly a gorgeous card Sue, I love the metallic look, its so effective. Bye for now Susan Dunn (Cumbria)

Laura O said...

fab card great technique ,Laura O

Wacki Macky said...

What a beautiful and elegant card today Sue.

Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Craftihappiness to everyone and lots of love from Macky.

liz spooner said...

Absolutely stunning card today Sue.xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Ok ok, will the evil time fairy that has taken my day please take a step forward ! I watched my usual Tuesday treat, then my phone crashed, then only one blog would load ! Then just as I was to upload this very special and favourite blog I had two big brown eyes stare up at me and whimper to be fed (nooo, not Mr Lancashire) so here I am 13 hour's after watching my wonderful demonstrator, designer and friend's tutorial. Better late than naever as the saying goes. I watched you demo this on the POTD and how the non crafty' presenters wowed when you gilded, they have missed so much lol. Its a beautiful card Sue very antique looking, a little like me, antique : )
Hope you are making happy memories inbetween C card samples !!! How on earth in May can you concentrate on festive cards, wonder woman lol.
Val. W. Welcome, its great you have been here all week, keep enjoying your time in the best ever craft blog.
Will love and leave you.
Hugs to you Sue.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Sue said...

Stunning! LOVE the metal look, beautiful for a 50th wedding anniversary.

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Stunning Card Sue!

A very ornate, decotative card. The gilding is such a lovely effect, it really gives the Ivy a lovely effect.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Theresa said...

gorgeous. the gilding wax makes the black card look like metal, hugs xx

SHARICA said...

What an Awesome card .. Amazing :)

Dawn Holben said...

That card looks so gorgeous and I love the gold gilding wax on black.
Also what a fab idea with the dazzler setting I would never have thought of that in a million years.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
I'm late tonight! For some reason I couldn't leave a comment earlier or even Pin the card! In the end I saved it and Pinned it that way! I was quite proud of my little self! However as the saying goes - pride comes before a fall - so I'll watch my step!
Love the card and the video! Great to see it clearly and close up. It is beautiful and I will be trying this out. Many many thanks,
Love Myra xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Love this card so much....I just adore gilding wax!!! This card sure looks luxurious!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabulous card, really does look like metal...a real masculine look to it.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Sue and fab effect with super video, hugs Carole Z xx

Dorothy of Baldock, GB said...

Good evening Sue,

Another gorgeous card....love the gilding, another thing I must try. Thanks for giving us all the inspiration.

Love n hugs Dorothy Macdonald x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Ooooh what a fab video and what a gorgeous card today !! It really does look like metal !! Your video is so easy to follow and I love the techniques you have demonstrated. I love the idea of the mica flakes on the acetate. The Greek embossed Dies look really fab using the black card with the enchanted gold guilding wax. It has created such a great look, especially when accompanied by the black and gold ivy borders to !! Also I love your finishing touch of the metal bezzel (I hope I have got that right !!) Using the same guilding flakes again to match the background and tie the card together. It is very pretty and such a lovely look. Thank you for a great video today Sue and a gorgeous card using some clever techniques!! Sending lots of love to you Sue love from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone on Sues fab blog today love from Tres x x x

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Just love this card, will watch the video in a minute!
Gail Cx

Angela Wade said...

Hi, Sue and fellow Wilsonettes, hope you've all had a good day, despite the cold, hail, rain, etc.

I 'm going to catch up with the video now, while I enjoy a nice hot soak in the bath. I've been out for several hours this afternoon and early evening.
My youngest son phoned me at 2.30pm to see what I was doing as Kelly's waters had broken. He told me I'd better be quick !!! Baby Osian James Wade was born at home at 4.40pm, weighing in at 8 lb 10.5 oz :-) :-) :-) His older brother Thomas is thrilled. Mother and baby are doing brilliantly !!

I really liked this card when I saw it on your shows,
Sue. Sheena Douglass also does something similar with black card and guilding wax.

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

A beaming Angela, in S. Wales Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Super demo! I love the metallic look. Thank you for sharing all your tips and techniques.
Veronique L

Tina said...

Hi Sue

Brilliant video, Fantastic card love mica flakes, but always forget to use them.

Big Hugs To all :-)

Tina XX

Jackie Meechan said...

Very rich and opulent looking. Love it. .
will have to aatch tomorrow benn too busy today.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue and really like this technique.

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card, great video. I don't use black on my cards except when I use gilding wax. I love the metallic look it gives. The first gilding waxes I bought seemed a lot harder than my more recent purchases, which are much easier to use. Blending solution does help on the older ones though.
Congratulations Angela on the arrival of your new grandson.
Take care everyone.

Di said...

Hi Sue.
This is a fabulous card. Wish you were in Australia so that I could do a class with you, you have so many techniques to share.
Di B. x

Unknown said...

Super card Sue, you know I love it if I already have the die, and I have these ivy's
So thank you for the inspirations, spot on as always.

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another wonderful video. This card is fantastic. I love it!

America said...

Goodness this is incredible! LOVE the results of the technique! WOW! Fab embellishment too! :)

Jean said...

Oh my - so pretty!

Unknown said...

Lovely design today Sue


GillW said...

So many inspirational designs - this is wonderful!!

Jayem said...

Hi Sue
I made a version of this card... different size from yours and it turned out a little dark, but I love it nonetheless.

Please keep your inspirational posts and videos coming. I eagerly await each one.

Jan from NSW (Aus)