Thursday, 21 May 2015

Gilded Vellum

Hi bloggers!  Today's video card uses vellum and gilding flakes in a unique way.  I hope you like the look as it is quite subtle.  Again, perhaps nice for a gents card, don't you think?

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The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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Pam said...

Lovely card, Jewry opulent, great for a male card.
Nice and sunny today, did I speak too soon?
Enjoy your day everyone

Pam said...

Oops sorry that should have been very opulent.

auscrafts said...

gorgeous card for any one will have to watch the video later

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card, it would suit male & female easily. Gilding flakes are one of my favorite things to use. Yvonne xx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,love the building flakes with the vellum.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. Nice male card today. Will be watching video later. JJxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

A versatile idea. Lots of possibilities to dress the idea up or down. Thanks Sue.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a coincidence as I was working with gilding flakes yesterday at our craft club, I will be watching the video later when hubby gets up as not through of using vellum.

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

Unknown said...

That's really nice Sue. The arches remind me of a Cathedral. Thanks for sharing. Big hug.
Julie E

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card ideal for a man, I have a congratulations card to make as last night my daughter Jessica won a career attendance award for 5 years 100% her prize was her prom ticket she also had full attendance at her primary school so we are very proud parents
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina x x x

Muriel said...

Great card for any occasion and yes, even those difficult men. Love the gilding flakes with the vellum, quite a different look. The video makes it all look so easy
Muriel x

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tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours thank you tracyw

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a great card for all the men in our lives a pity you didn't show it last week as I have just made four men's cards and no way as good as this one it is beautiful.
Nancyd xx

Linda28 said...

Oohh, lovely card today, but will have to watch the video later, work calls, hugs to all, Linda. said...

Morning Sue.
WOW this is just lovely for any occasion. Great video too. Thank you , take care Kitty.

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. I agree, a perfect masculine card. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is the other video i watched last week along with tuesdays post and i made this one as well, but i made mine in black and milk and if i say so myself it came out beautifully lol. The vellum gives the guilding flakes a very subtle look to the card and i agree it makes for a lovely guy card or even any occasion cards.
Take care everyone and hoping you all have a lovely day.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. A fabulous card for men, the vellum just tones down the gilding flakes perfectly. Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Amazing! Well done. She must be a really healthy child. X

crossstitchmarg said...

Hi Sue. Another idea to try, and ideal for a man. my Brother's birthday is soon so I will give this a try for him.

Thanks again for the inspiration you give

Maggie in Solihull

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Morning Sue,

Stunning card, fabulous for men. Love it all.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Nananne said...

Definitely a handsome card for any male! I haven't watched the video yet but will watch it later, as I'm still in bed and don't want to wake hubby up yet LOL!
Off for a big shop in Inverness and it's a horrible rainy morning, Yeuch!
Love and hugs to all xo

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, great video and fabulous card, definitely one perfect for the guys. Love the subtle look of the vellum and gilding flakes. Have a great day. Bx

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue what a stunning Card I love the giulding and the design is wonderful
The sun is shining so I hope you have a lovely day.

Debs A xxx

Linda Graham said...

Lovely card Sue, I have this nobel die and in fact was using it last night with my dear friend Ginnie who with every other wednesday we have a craft evening,love to use guilding flakes too,thank you, Linda x

TDQ Karen said...

This Is lovely, very elegant, I love the subtle opulence x

JAO said...

Very rich looking card Sue. I love square cards.

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Lovely. The brown frame looks like embossed leather I am thinking. Love it.

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is fantastic I love the colours and the design. It is a brilliant masculine card. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a great idea thanks for sharing, I love the look you've achieved using the Vellum.
Hugs x
Heather T

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi there Sue. Happy Thursday, and to all Wilsonettes.

What a beautiful card Sue, as always I hold my breath as you lay the sticky sheet over your work, why would I think it would slip from your finger's like it does with mine I just dont know, but I do panic when I use sticky sheets lol. I imagin that through the vellum the guilding flakes look beautifully subtle, something I should think about trying - sometime maybe.

Sending many congrats to Nanna Tina, you must be so very very proud : )

Thank you for another lovely inspiring tutorial Sue, I do look forward to watching you craft, always so organised in your beautiful craft room.
Wishing you a lovely day Sue making memories in the sun (I hope)
Love to all.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
What a great card, could do this one for a man.
Ginnie xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card-such beautiful details on it.


Izzy said...

A very handsome card and perfect for a gent Sue...


Pat said...

Hi Sue
Another original idea to use velum, something I must try
Great card for a man
Pat x

Unknown said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card, thanks for sharing, love Junex (Cumbria)

Unknown said...

Another stunning card Sue. ...the vellum make the guilding flakes very demure.... but still holding all the facets. The noble dies are so wonderful ....they are a stand alone
Luv Rach :)

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A beautiful card that is perfect for the men. I love your idea of using the gilding flakes and vellum. It gives a lovely soft look. I am going to be using this technique. I must get some of that lovely chestnut brown card too : )
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take caae xx

Roz McLellan said...

Hello Sue

Lovely card. Will watch the video later.


cheryl brown said...

A fantastic card men's card Sue, you have excelled yourself with this one. Loving the layout and the gilded vellum.
Congratulations to Jessica, Nanna Tina, she is one very special young girl. My grandson Joseph had a certificate for his first year full attendance and was so happy about it but not so happy the next year when he was off sick for quite a while and didn't get his next one.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

Carole Z said...

Love the card Sue, off to watch the video! Hugs Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Ooooh wow love that frame! Will watch video later - busy busy day.

'P' in Walea

Angela Wade said...

Good Morning, Sue and Wilsonettes, it's a lovely bright, sunny morning here too.

Congratulations to your daughter Nana Tina, you're understandably proud of her.

Thank you Patwyn for your congratulations. I saw baby Osian again yesterday evening and my mum got to meet her day old, newest, Great Grandson and have a cuddle with him too :-)

I will watch the video later, Sue.

Hugs and Best Wishes to you all,

Angela in sunny S. Wales Xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Great card today. I must remember to use vellum more. Need a male card this month, so just in time. I love all your cards Sue, but am getting withdrawal symptoms for nice big bows and lots of flowers (lol) but having said that your dies do so much of the work they really don't need anymore.

Love Rosemarie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great for a male card I agree

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, A lovely card and the vellum gives a slightly different look to the flakes ,a great card for a man .Take care Jane B.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
I agree a lovely man card , i will watch the video later Sue .
Take Care
Elaine H X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Yes you've done it again! Another piece of art just so good for our awkward customers in our lives.

I love love your colour palette for today's gift. It's so rich and make such a beautiful statement. Clean lines and beautiful effect. It's definitely a winner in my book.

Nana Tina - congratulations. There's not many who hold that award.

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

karenlotty said...

Another must try Soon be pay day so will treat myself to a new set of dies! Do I get the 2nd Noble Squares the dandelions the maidenhair fern .....and the rest!

doreenmj said...

First of all, well done, Tina, to your daughter, what an achievement!!!

Love the card Sue, could see it as a Golden Wedding cards too.

Doreen x

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. I love the gilding flakes. Will watch your video later after work. Have a great day. Hugs to all xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Most definitely suitable for the fellas in the earthy tones you have used.
I always fine vellum a bit tricksy so I shall watch with interest.
Have a great day.
Ang x

sonja_w said...

Love the gilded background. Will definitely give this a go. Xx

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous male card

Jan.moogie said...

Not sure of the colour mix on this one Sue but can see the potential for a mans card. Will enjoy the video later. Thanks for sharing. hugs x

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card for a male today, just love watching your video's you give us so much inspiration, today being no exception with another brilliant idea....Thank You so much you are amazing.
Love Janet x
from Wakefield

Anonymous said...

I love this card, Sue. Very clean looking.

Anne (Northampton)

Wacki Macky said...

Fantastic card today Sue, lovely shapes and colours, very striking.

evis said...

Hi Sue.
Love the card. I may make it for my husband's birthday next week.
Evis M.

Unknown said...

Really nice card sue,
Nice to see something suitable for men!!!

Chris Curry said...

Great card, great technique Sue. Want to try it and yes I think you are right, a great idea for a mans card. Thank you.Xx

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue have done a similar design with acetate so will watch the video later to see how you have used the vellum love from Jackie xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue yet another stunning card today, I'm saving the video for later as a special treat but it sounds interesting. I love the way the frame looks like leather. I'm hoping the sun will be out today, it's my birthday so lunch out with hubby after dropping our daughter at college. No dies have appeared yet but they have got secret plans so heaven knows what will happen!
Take care
Love Diane G xxx

Saba said...

Good morning Sue,
Enjoyed the video and like the subtle effect the vellum gives. Men's cards are so hard to make, especially if you are like me and love flowers, bow, and bling but this card would be perfect. Thank you for your inspiration.

Patwyn, many congratulations on the birth of Lacey hope she is doing well, how lovely we now have 2 new Wilsonette babies to hear all about,
Angela W, hope little Osian is also doing well.

Alison, you are in my thoughts and prayers today, may your Aunt rest in peace.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

hettygarlick said...

What a beautiful, versatile card. As you say, Sue, ideal for a man, but could equally be prettied up for a lady.

marg said...

Hello Sue
Happy Birthday Diane G!
Lovely Masculine card today using the wonderful Noble Dies.... they are so useful Sue!
Will watch later!
Take care
Love Marg

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,
Excellent 'man' card! and fabulous technique!
Lorna D

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, not too fussy so would be suitable for a man card too. LOVE Jean xxx

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, just watched the video love the way you did the frame so much easier by embossing first thankyou. Have a good one.
Loopy Lynda xxx

Gail said...

Morning Sue,
I really like this card, so different!
Gail Cx

pinky said...

Gives it a real leathery feel and the gold is so ornate. Excellent card for a male.

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
Great card for the men in our lives. x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Love the way that you have used the vellum over the gilding flakes. Great card for the men.
Heather Treble

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, just watched the video love the way you did the frame so much easier by embossing first thankyou. Have a good one.
Loopy Lynda xxx

Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, just watched the video love the way you did the frame so much easier by embossing first thankyou. Have a good one.
Loopy Lynda xxx

Heather Harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really stunning card. I love the vellum And the gilding flakes. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

Heather Harrison said...

Morning Sue. A really stunning card. I love the vellum And the gilding flakes. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather.x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card and I agree good for a man, but I can see it done in many other colours.
Will watch the video later.

Janette MacArthur said...

Good morning Sue & all - what a great card - I love gilding flakes but have never used this technique! Must have a go!
Thanks again for all your inspiration!
Janette x

Anonymous said...

Morning all, just love theNoble dies. ..I need! I love using gilding flakes but sometimes they are a bit bright the velum tones them down - gives more options for using them. Lovely card x
Jean T ' a visitor from Oldham '

Maggie C said...

Hello Sue. Love this card and the technique so have rushed across and ordered the noble die immediately. See how inspiring you are? And so extravagent!! xx Maggie (better without a bow)

hazel young said...

beautiful card Sue love the gilding xx hazel

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card as you say would suit a man, I have these dies and will certainly be giving this one a try.
Happy Birthday Diane, have a great day.
Take care everyone, Jess x

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous to see some inspiration of gents cards. I get so lost when doing them and always end up doing sports or car cards. So something different is brill.

Thanks Sue.

Unknown said...

Definitely for a gent in this colourway, but in alternative colours, it would change completely.

patwyn said...

Lovely card, Sue. I always struggle with male cards and this fits the bill nicely. Thank you for the inspiration, just need to get the Noble dies now.

Thanks Saba for the congrats.

Pat xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Sue - I will have to try this technique as I am really into acetate at the moment. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxx

Unknown said...

Simply stunning card, love the softer effect of putting vellum in front of the gilding flakes. Lol lynne m & fur babies x x x

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this card!

Kate's Cards said...

It's good to have some good craft ideas for the men!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card and as always a great instructional video, love the noble square die it does make a great mans card.
Congratulations to our to new grannies hope the babies are doing well and happy birthday Diane hope you get some new dies
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card. I like what you have done with the velum but on a personal note I love shiny gilding flakes. As you say a very versatile card. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card for so many occasions with a change of sentiment.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very suitable for a gent's card. I love the gilding. Thanks for the inspirational video.

Unknown said...

Hiya Sue,

Yeah! Demo days are my favourites, I just love watching you weave your magic-you simplify every technique so that us mere mortals are in with a chance of recreating your masterpieces! I agree, this would make a lovely male card, however, the men in my life have to accept something more ornate with me and I have even been known to use pink card!!??! But looking at this, maybe I should try to change a habit of a lifetime for all of their sakes!
Hope you are enjoying the Florida sunshine with you Mum.

Crafty hugs,


Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue And everyone
Wow you do come up with some brilliant ideas
I love the use of the velum over the flakes
It works so very well I agree this would make a great man card but equally good with a colour change for a female
Hope everyone is well and if you are under the weather I hope that you feel better soon
Take Care
Theresa x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card today. As you say lovely card for men. I look forward to seeing the video later.

Gail said...

Wow fab card and perfect for the men in our lives - would never of thought of using gilding flakes on vellum - another idea to try out - will catch up with the vid tut later and see how xx GailT xx

Paula said...

Another lovely card Sue, but now you've confused me! I had decided to make my brother the last card you put on that was suitable for a man, how can I decide between the two? :)

Paula x

SueJ said...

Lovely card Sue, enjoyed the video and learnt something new again.

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
As you said This card would be lovely for that males, but decorated it could also look very feminine. Really like this one. Thank you for the tip on embossing first, I was cutting some small dies out last week, I cut them first then went to emboss them, I had to be really careful because they kept sliding out of the dies. OH WHY didn't I think to emboss first. THANK YOU SUE.

Hope everyone is having a good day, Love Brenda xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Clever use of vellum, lovely.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

mommaRN50 said...

Yes, I think the would be a nice card for a gent. The embosses frame almost looks like leather. Very nice indeed

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great male card Sue, love it.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Fab card. Love the gilding flakes and the frame. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy G said...

Just a quick note........on the robot thingy..........first it was words, then numbers, now we have pictures!!! Sue, please make it stop! Moan over!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Another stunner, I love this card. Love all your Noble dies and this square one is just gorgeous. Especially with the gilded vellum behind it.
Thank you for sharing
Hugs, Rose

Swiftycrafter said...

Love the look with the vellum and not too difficult to achieve.
Don't know why Sandy G is having to prove she is not a robot, I just ignore that bit and it seems to work fine.
Lynne x

Beryl said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card. Love the gilding flakes and the vellum.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

I like this a lot - will have to watch the video later though.

Beverley W

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

This is brilliant for men's cards, but with different colours could be so feminine too.

Really nice. Enjoyed the video.

Love Helen xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Totally agree....would be fab for a guys card!!! Love it!!

America said...

Hi Sue. I love the gold embossing the contrasting colors and the design with those gilding flakes that look stunning! I must use those more. Thanks for inspiring me always!

Lesley said...

This is definately a male card . Great effect of the guiding flakes and the vellum.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Stunning card, love the effect. Would be perfect for "man" cards.
Patricia xxx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies,
I love this card which shows your dies off to perfection. The gilding flakes look so subtle by doing it this way and the video is fab.
Look after yourselves, ladies.
Maureen xx

Jill Liddle said...

Love the technique used on this card and as you say, it would make a lovely men's card.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Another brilliant idea with the vellum and double sided adhesive sheet, and what a fabulous effect. I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue said...

Love this technique! The vellum makes the flakes look like stained glass on this card! So very pretty, can't wait to try it.

Lynda's craft's said...

A very good afternoon Sue & Wilsonetts
Great video today Sue & i love the technices with the velum over the gilding flakes gives it a lovely subtle look
I might try this for my brothers 70th birthday card,I think he would love it. So I thank you Sue for the inspiration.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Congratulations too the two new grannies hope mum's & babies are doing ok xx

Alison your in my thoughts & Prayers hope all goes well for your Aunts funeral, love Lynda xx

Diana a very Happy Birthday have a lovely day hope you get some new Sue dies love Lynda xx

Nanna TIna Congratlations to Jessica you must be so proud of her xx

Hug's to all my friends love Lynda xx

Bejay said...

Gosh Sue,
What a stunner! I could have done with a card like this today as it's my brother-in-law's birthday and I had a hard time actually finding a card in my stash that would suit a male recipient. I am now thinking that I should make time to get some 'gender appropriate' cards made lol. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us and I'm off to watch the video now. x

CraftyJo said...

Looks gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

Video time!! Glad to see my comment from this morning is still there, was getting a wee bit spooked.
Do like this card, Sue - colours, techniques, frame especially. Love it all. Really into frames at the moment, especially as have your noble rectangles - which you were so right about!! Well worth waiting for. Have to say, though, still love the SB Grand Labels for plainer frames (which you were also the inspiration for!
Think I got the last set for sale in the whole wide world and then had to go overseas - not literally of course - big adventure!)
Have somewhat lost enthusiasm for SB even though they have absolutely heaps of new stuff, can't seem to get in'spired lol!!
Thanks for the great video, Sue.

Patwyn - another little Welsh baby - congrats on birth of Lacey.
Happy Birthday to Diane G!
cr@fty Heather T - you crafting again?? Hope so.

'P' in Wales

Val W. said...

Hi Sue, I watched the video this morning,loved it.Then I was torn between garden and craft. Gardening done, now to craft!!x

terrie said...

Great looking card...this turned out really nice...
thanks for the video
Well done Sue

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue
Hope you are well another stunning card today.
crafty hugs
Helen Terry xxx

June Horrocks said...

A true beauty sue I love it and yes it could be a lovely male card thank you for the tutorial. Love always love to your mum xxxxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Another Sue Wilson video - Oh Happy Day!!! Lovely card using the Nobles with Gilding Flakes and Velium. Yes, it makes for a great "gents" card. I can always use suggestions for the men in my life. Thanks for today's card and video.

utilitygirl said...

Great card Sue and certainly good for a gent, as you say.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, yes good for a gents card
I have this die but not used it yet, will have a go at this . love Jean Z xxx

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Perfect man card.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

I'm loving this card and can easily see it being a masculine card and done in a variety of colours. Also love the stained glass effect of the gilding flakes through the die. Just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Lovely Card Sue!

A fab male card which can be adapted with different colours, other papers etc. for lots of different people and many occasions .

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Meg Owen said...

Love this for a mans card Sue.
The Noble collection die is brilliant. got to add it to my wants list.

Love and Hugs to everyone especially Alison - hope you got through today ok.

xxxx said...

Very masculine feel to this card, but it's really fab! Sometimes less is definitely more, Susan x

shabbycraftcabin said...

Hi Sue, I think this is a very masculine card, perfect the the guys. Lovely card. Take care, Ivy xx

Marianna Hammer said...

Thank you for another lovely video. I love this card. I love this technique.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Just watched your video using the Noble square dies. I don't have the square noble dies yet but I do have the classic adorned rectangle die. My brothers birthday is coming up quite soon so I am going to try to do the same kind of card but using the classic rectangle die. It will be a great card for men as you say.
Best wishes

barbara macaskill said...

I am picking my jaw up from the floor as I type this!! AMAZING card!!! Opulent, elegant, timeless, classic, gorgeous, stunning and just WOW!!! TFS!

SHARICA said...

Love the die used on this card ..

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
wow Sue this is a card I really love and one deffo.for the pesky men hihi
Had some problems embossing the die but will try this way and see how it goes. Thank you for everything you do !
Take care everyone,
hugs Maria x

melody said...

Hi Sue, love this card could of sworn I had already seen you make it on your YouTube channel before, anyways it's still a great card an I think good for male cards like some of the others have already said. Take Care Melody xxxXxxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, running late again but this is a great card, I certainly have never thought about using vellum in this way. It is a perfect card for a male but as you said in the video it could also be adapted to be suitable for females. That is the beauty of your dies and designs, it's almost one size fits all!

liz spooner said...

This is lovely, and you are right Sue very good for the men in our life.xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card today, I think it would make a fantastic male card or a golden wedding anniversary card. I really don't know hiw you keep coming up with all these ideas but I am so pleased that you do! Thank you.
NanaTina, many congratulations to your daughter. That is no mean feat to achieve, so you must be so proud of her.
Diane happy birthday, hope you have had a lovely day.
Well, today has gone as well as it could. Thank you for all your many messages, you are all so kind. I think that my dear aunt would have been very happy with her send off. It was very well attended and there was no ham and lease pudding anywhere in sight! ( which was what she wanted bless her!) we have very happy memories of her and she is now at rest. Thank you all once again. Love and hugs yo all, Alison xx

alimecca said...

Just me again - that should have said pease pudding!,Alison xx

Theresa said...

this is a sumptuous card. reminds me of chocolate, looks so yummy. i see you love your mulled wine flakes, hugs xx

magpie said...

Helloooooooo Sue and the Wilsonettes! I love this and what you have done with the gilding flakes and the velum. Wow! What a different effect but still looks gorgeous. Like you say Sue, great for male card too without the flowers. I love velum it just gives such a soft, rich look and when you heat emboss a sentiment or stamp of your choice in white, gold, red, etc; it just speaks volumes! "Thank you Sue" for another wonderful video. I just love the music at the start! It's so chilled and a " and now I'll begin" tune. Take care Sue, sending love and hugs to you, your family and to all our Wilsonettes who are in need xx

Wheely Bad said...

Hi Sue

I think you just solved the man card problem. Lovely and so many possibilities. I love vellum for softening things.

Angela Wade, belated congratulations on becoming a grand parent x

Alison, glad today went well x

Short again, neck has caused a migraine which ladted most of today. Still wearing the dark glasses (Im looking a bit of a wally tbh) soDon't want to make things worse being online too long. I've managed to comment on my favourite blogs so I'm happy- as I saved the best til last by wishing hugs and happy crafting to Sue and all the Wilsonettes. Have a lovely evening and a happy Friday!
Extra hugs on tap if they're needed x

T x

Dawn Holben said...

fab card again today and love the way the vellum makes the flakes look subtle.
And as already said great for a male card as they are the ones I find difficult to think of things to do.
Also so easily adapted for a ladies card too.

Anonymous said...

Theresa says
Hi sue and wilsonettes x
I feel thoroughly spoilt lately with all these ideas for the men I cannot thank you enough sue x I am lucky enough to have the noble dies so will definately be having a go at this one. Thanks again sue you really are an inspiration x
Theresa w xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Evening Sue and fellow Wilsonettes
I have to agree with Theresa Pace. As soon as I saw this card it reminded me of a really expensive, posh and luxurious box of chocolates. You know the ones I mean? The ones you buy from a really posh shop when you've got more money than sense!
So love what you've done with the gilding flakes and the vellum. I rarely use gilding flakes even though I have some because I feel that they can look too bright. Softening them with the vellum is such a lovely effect.
It's like when you're not looking too good but by candlelight you look absolutely gorgeous.
Vellum and candle light - 2 of my favourite things. Both can hide a multitude of sins!
Adding noble dies to my long want/need list. Got loads of vellum and quite a few tubs of gilding flakes.
Crafty hugs

Janice K said...

A beautiful card that would be great for the men in our lives.x

nannapat said...

Lovely card and a great video - thank you Sue. Pat x

Nana on the Hill said...

Such a great technique, never fails to impress.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the look of this card.
Thank you so much for the demo.
Veronique L

Unknown said...

Very nice indeed for a Gents card


Tres said...

Hi Sue. What a truly fabulous video and stunning card today !! I love, love, love it all !! You have used some great colours and they look wonderful with the guilding flakes. I love the idea of putting velum over the top of the guilding flakes to create a softer look. You are very clever Sue. Something I would never have thought of doing. I really love the debossed frame you created. I have one set of the noble squares but I do not yet have the other one with the debossed pattern. It is on my great long wish list. Like you say Sue this is a really great card for a man. Thanks for sharing your wonderful video and card today. Sending you lots of love and hugs Sue from Tres x x x

Allemecca Alison, I am so glad things went as well as possible for you and your family today. Thinking of you and sending you lots of love and hugs from Tres x x x

Lots of love to all the Wonderful Wilsonettes today love from Tres x x x

Unknown said...

Hi everyone, I guess I forgot to comment here could I...cast me into the stocks I had such a heavy day yesterday...father-in-laws cat to vets early for op. Housework, then out to work, then shopping, picking cat up, making my husbands Birthday card in time for Saturday...Ps hope you have a great one Dianne...with plenty of S W goodies in your gift box.

Love this card Sue, as you know gilding flakes are not my favourite but your video inspires me to try and as it is not easy to design a man card we need all the ideas and inspiration we can get.

Take care and hugs to one and all Love Beth B x x x

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Karen Drew said...

Beautiful card. Love gilding flakes as they make a card look stunning
Karen xx

Jean Bullock said...

This is wonderful for either gender in my opinion. Love it.

Nannieflash said...

Oh I shall have to pinch this idea for my male cards that is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxx