Monday, 6 November 2017

Linear Leaf Background

Hello crafters!  Our third post today is featuring the Linear leaf Background die.  This die has been designed in a smaller size for those of you that have requested smaller dies.  However, it  can easily be extended to create a larger background if desired.   The linear nature of the background makes it a great die to cut into strips to use as borders too, so it is not just simply a background die.  I love the fact that it really makes a statement, but if you need a quick card, it fills the bill for that as well so it is quite versatile.  The leaves have alternating positive cut out veins and negative cut out veins for interest.  If you like the look of this one, just leave your comment and you never know, your name could be the name that is drawn out to win this set!  The final post today is at 6pm. I hope that you can join us back here then.  All for now, Sue x

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160 comments:

CraftyJo said...

Love this! What a lot of interesting uses I visualise for it :)

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A really useful die for a quick card or as
a background on a more elaborate one.
Love the card.
Regards,
Evis M.

Sarah Wrightson said...

Hello Sue, such a versatile die - loving it xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
For some reason this reminds me of Christmas trees I love the way you can extend so you can make various sizes of card

Nancy Soetaert said...

another awesome card! Great background-die!
Nancy

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, this was another die I was not sure about, but when I see it on a card, I have to say I have changed my mind.
Wendyx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue.
Fab card. Another great die that’s so versatile to use xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card and versatile die. This is one of the dies that caught my eye when I saw emails about your new collection - definitely a favourite.
B xx

Pam Hartlepool said...

Great due Sue, makes a statement card as you have shown or canbe used as a lovely background.
Somehow it makes me think of a wrought iron window grid, very Continental.
Can find lots of uses for this one.

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Fabulous card Sue, love open backgrounds as they give you so many options, this one is definitely on my list, I'm just wondering now who I can get to buy me all these for Christmas! xx

Kate's Cards said...

Loving this die as I really love leaf designs. xxx

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, brilliant die, I can see so many uses for it.
Take care, Jess x

barbara macaskill said...

Just perfect for Fall creations! TFS!

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Fabulous die Sue and love the card

This die would be ideal for the male card group for sure

June x
Consett

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. WOW This card is a beauty so is the die. I can see many uses for this background die and it remind's me of those holiday's where you have those wrought iron balcony's. This is another one on my ever growing shopping list LOL.
Best Wishes
Denise T x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. With a duff imagination myself I'm looking forward to seeing more of your idea's and samples using this. I can already see many backgrounds with Pixie Powders and Glitter Kiss so maybe I'm starting to get a crafty imaginative head on my shoulders.

Hugs from a very relaxed Lancashire Steph (so relaxed almost horizontal ) xxx

theresa w said...

Hi again sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Gorgeous die sue x all that lovely detail on the leaves it could be a card in its own right x would be great for the guys too x thankyou sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty die and love the card. I really like dies that can make quick cards! Pam is right, it does look like wrought ironwork.
Love and hugs to all, Alison ( craftyAlimecca) xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Love Background Cutting Dies They Are Extremely Versatile
I Would Extend This To Make It Larger As I Prefer Larger Cards
I Love The Coloured Strips Behind Your Background Die, You Could Use Anything
My Favourite Product Pixie Powders.
You’ve Used The Linear Leaf 🍁 Background (From The Background Collection 1 Cutting Die)
The Sycamore Branches Die Set (From The Finishing Touches Collection 7 Cutting Dies)
You’ve Placed Your Sentiment On A Tag Die (From The Tags/Flags Collection 4 Cutting Dies)
Absolutely Stunning Sue, A Extremely Striking Card
Thanks For Sharing
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wow, that is the one for me. I LOVE those lines...
Hugs, Rose
ps. nearly forgot - love the card, too - great colours.

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love these leaves, and could see them being cut up as well.

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Again Sue
What is there to say only I NEED this one too!
Love Marg in [Bristol]

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful die.So simple yet so effective. WakeyL

Yvonne19856 said...

Oh I love this. Your card is so autumnal looking. I must have this die. Xxx

hazel young said...

Lovely card and die Sue xx hazel

TOB said...

Simply beautiful. hugs xx Mad craftgirl

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue Thank you a brilliant die .
Take care Kitty.

snowy said...

Lovely background die, very intricate. Snowy Owl 16

Marleine Rayner said...

Hi Sue.
This die is a great design with many uses.
I’m hearing around that Aztec designs are going to be big and this design could fit in well. Xx

Bejay Roles said...

It's beautiful, Sue. I can see that with some careful snipping you could have a nice pile of single leaves to use as well :)
Bejay xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card,love the modern look to this design.
Jan x

Clai01 said...

Yes I agree it does make a statement, very inspiring card and very natural too for home decor projects. x

June Horrocks said...

The card is beautiful sue just awsum the dieis so so useful I can see this in lots of lovely crafts thank you sue you are so good to us see you at six
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful, useful and versatile die. Lovely card as well. You decided to spoil us with a later post today ...I can’t wait to see what else you have for us.
Have a great week everyone,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

gwen70 said...

Love this die Sue

Debbie said...

Hi Sue. What a beautiful idea for a card. The way you used it for a focal point, really turned out so pretty. This die will work quite nicely with the other gardening dies that you just showed a few days ago. Perfect to mix and match with so many of your other die and stamp set.

DebbieZ USA

lorraine eastwood said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

What a delightful background die that will prove incredibly versatile and useful, love the design and the positive/negative effect.
So looking forward to our treat for the day at 6pm, you are spoiling us so but i can’t complain:-)
Sending warm hugs to all, particularly my blog bestiesxxx

Love and crafty hugs

Laine1972xxx

graham Brand said...

This is STUNNING!!! I love this die, and love the fact that it can be used
in several different ways.

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Love the card and what a great die,
It’s the type of die that could be dressed up or dressed down.
Really like this one.
Hugs Brenda xxx

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, I really love this die. Must get this one. Fabulous card. Hugs xx Pauline in RSA

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I really like this beautiful card and the colours you have chosen to place behind the die, it is definitely on the 'must have' list. I like that it can be easily extended too.

Frances

Janice K said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A lovely, modern autumnal card. I can see your idea of cutting the die cut shape into strips being very useful, particularly for male cards.x
Janice K AC Bucks

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely background die!!! Would look so different depending on what colours you choose!
Love
Sam
xxxx

Sunnybec said...

Interesting die! Would be very useful to make a quick and easy card. Thank you for the giveaway.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hi Sue,

This is certainly different and interesting and it does make a statement. It will be nice to see how different individuals use this in their cards. I think it will be quite versatile. It's nice that we have an extra post today, I wonder what will it be. I'll be looking forward to it.

Beverly

val jones said...

Hi Sue. So versatile, for feature, background and Striplet.
A very different die.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous background die! Makes a beautiful card!
Denise in CA.

Craftychris said...

Brilliant die, so gorgeous - so is your card! This release is absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see more! Craftychris in Bournemouth xxx

craftynanna said...

Lovely background or focal point this die will cover it all, love and hugs Johanna Ash

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely background die and beautiful card
Doreen R

rosiejt said...

Another fantastic die and card. What a treat these are!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card that die is stunning I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
Well another great card this time and can see this leaf Die is going to be very useful and versatile love it

JOY Xx

FoxyG Gilly said...

Fabulous background die, and a great card.

Ann said...

Good Afternoon Sue. I see men's cards galore with this launch Sue. I think none of our family of crafters will ever be stuck for mens cards after this release of wonderful dies. All brilliant. Someone is going to be very lucky. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Emily said...

Very nice ,Sue. Can be useful for many projects.
Hugs, meme65

Judi Szyndrowski said...

This die is beautiful. I love the graphic design. Retro and modern together.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful. Delicate and delightful x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card again i think the die will have a lot of use as it will be an lovely addition to many cards.
Take care
Elaine H X

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
this die would be a great addition to anyone's dies
great card
Pat x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning die and fab background Sue. gorgeous card


gr karin

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
Very unusual die. Another for my collection.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Glennis said...

Super die, I am thrilled to see it is in a smaller size too, perfect for the cards I make

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card with this beautiful background Die, another one for the wish list

Sending love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Wow this is different and so very effective, a beautiful card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
This is my size of background dies. I'm sure it can be dressed up in many different ways.
Margaret x

Scottydog said...

Like the idea of this, can be cut down to make a striplet or extended, covers all eventualities. Another very versatile die, which you are very good at Sue, thank you.

karenlotty said...

Boy! I loved ve this die It has to be one of my favourites from this release Beautiful card showcasing it

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous background Die-great for Male & Female Cards

Michele

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Wasn't sure about this one until I saw the post. Has a contemporary feel but love it....

djones from k said...


This can be used for both male and
female cards, and good that you can
extend it.




Doreen x

sued99 said...

Really love this one. X

Susan Battensby said...

This card is so pretty as is the die.
Can imagine lots of uses for this one.

Lynda's craft's said...

WOW WOW SUE what a stunning background Die & your card is beautiful love it
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Saba said...

Hello again Sue,
Love love love this linear leaf it's been the one I've been waiting for and you haven't disappointed me with your gorgeous card showcasing it. It's shot right to the top for me. To me it has an Art Deco look about and that ticks all my boxes. I tend to make bigger cards so am pleased it can be used for them as well. Thank you Sue.

Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi again Sue, a lovely card and die. The linier leaf background die has a very modern look about it. Great for lots of different cards.

BenteS said...

Both the card and the die are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely background die. Love the card.

Barbara V

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I had admired this die when I saw it on pre-release on other sites and wondered how it would look. Now I have seen what you have made with it I love it even more as it is so retro and very on trend at the moment.

Lisbeth

STELLA MUNN said...

Hi Sue. This is a lovely background & lovely card. The background would be great for those men’s cards we battle with! Thanks x

Nanny Jo said...

I like the background die, Sue...especially as it can be extended. There are days when I'm not quite sure how big my card will end up! The ideas in my head don't always match up with what happens on the craft mat!!! lol Nanny Jo N Ireland

Pussycats said...

Good Evening Sue and all .. Stunning back ground die with the Linear leaf . I can see it going with so many of the new dies from your collection and great design to add colour to the back ground. I am really enjoying the new range with fresh styles from other dies on the market.
Wendy

Lynda Mellor said...

Hi Sue, not sure about this one!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Cathie Weary said...

Lovely card and die.

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue,

This one's a winner!
So clever how you can change the season by putting different colors behind it.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Love,
Donita

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

The simplistic clean design of this background is my cup of tea! And as with all your dies, versatility is the key, whether used vertically or horizontally, it's a fabulous piece! And depending which colours you team it with, you've got an all-year die!!
Many thanks, such awe-inspiring creations.

Krafty Runner x

Wacki Macky said...

Hi Sue, love the Linear Leaf die set. Strange but interesting and with may uses I think.

As it is, snipped into pieces, oh so may thoughts I am having about using this set, thank you.

The card you have made is very nice.

Lots of love and crafty happiness everyone,

Pearl of Kinver xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is so different but so pretty, fantastic for different seasons.
This has so many possibilities.

Lyn Cleasby said...

Love this, Sue. You have created a lovely card with it.

Karen Drew said...

Love this one. I like how you can extend it too.
Luv
Karen xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I did wonder about this one when I saw it before the Launch but it proves we need to see them out of the packaging and in action ! Seeing them used by the Designer is the very best !! Lovely card and now I see possibilities!
Many thanks Sue,
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
I didn't really think much of this die when I first saw it but when it has been used by Sue Wilson on a card it comes alive!!!!

Judith Tucker said...

Love this die set

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
This is another beautiful die, looks perfect as a statement die or as a background. What a lovely card too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
I just love background dies. This linear leaf background is great. Your card is beautiful. Perfect die for a quick card.

Sheila Barns said...

A lovely background die.

Narrowboat girl said...

This could make a great border too with a little snipping here & there. Another great die Sue

PaulineC said...

This has to be my very favourite of the new dies. I love anything to do with leaves and this is gorgeous.

Nanny a Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Hi again Sue,

I so like the colours you have used on the demo card for this die. Your choice of colours shows it off really well. But I suppose that’s the natural artist that you are!

Love,
Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Theresa Pace said...

this is lovely. can see it working as a stencil, hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Can understand why you loave this die Sue, you've proved it's versatility with your usual flair.
VCCumbria xx

Liz said...

I just love this background die, showcased beautifully on this gorgeous card.

Liz Cavill - Crafty Sunflower xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue well this die is gorgeous like the ideas of using it in strips or as a background so many uses for it
Lynne L Haverfordwest

Netty The Runner said...

Great die, love the colours of the background.
Annette x

Marion Scott said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card and another great background die
Marion S x

Jan Sayer said...

A great die.
Jan
Northampton

TDQ Karen said...

This is fantastic love it x

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Another fabulous card and background die. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
The Linear Leaf Background is certainly one of my favourites and has almost jumoed to the top of my list!
I can see it being used in so many ways and I like the idea that it can be extended. The smaller background dies are also so useful if you don't always want to make large cards. I think this one will be very popular!!!
Lesley S x
West Sussex

Chris Curry said...

This is an unusual, smart and very effective die Sue. Thank you. Xx

Anne said...

Love this die, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Hi Sue

This is a very sweet card too!

June x
Consett

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

What a lovely die and so useful.

Your card is beautiful and looks a simple design to create using this new die.

Lol BOWLING IS THE GAME, RBC

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a fun die and it would mesh perfectly with Phill's new stamp collection. pretty card to show off this fun die.
Off to Stamping Club!
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Lovely card and the Linear leaf background die set is lovely so versatile for all

Season's.

Hugs

Annx without an "e"

Arlyn(O) said...

Hello Sue, Beautiful card. lovely design. Arlyn

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Such interesting design has this die set!! LOVE it! I can see infinite possibilities using it as striplets or backgrounds!!! And for making stencils, too! :D
Super release! Thanks for the chance to win!Love the clean design of your card, and also the wine branches that pop so well from the amazing background!

Sandra Holmes said...

Really useful background.

Sandyh (hull)

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
I do like the look of this one! It's beautiful & makes a statement card.
Best wishes
Karen Wings M

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is a stunning background die. It is so striking and I can see it being used in many ways.
Véronique L

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A very clever die. So many uses. You think of everything. Useful for smaller cards or extended for larger ones. Could be cut into strips or borders, and it would make a really quick card too.
Nice card too Sue.

Love Helen

Eunice (Canada) said...

WOW this Linear Leaf die is stunning, I can just imagine the cards that could be made using this versatile die.

Littlelamb said...

Love this card and die Sue. Thank you.

Craftcornucopia said...

A very interesting die. I have a few ideas to try out with this one.

Diane in Wales

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
One of my favourite EFs is my linear leaves- does this match? Lovely die for backgrounds
Hugs
Muriel x

Diane King said...

Great die x

Latenight SandyH said...

Just fabulous. Lovely to see a smaller sized background die.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a great die design. Your card is super, love how you have done the striped background behind the lines of leaves. Bx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Brilliant design, very unusual. Sue xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a clever and easy way to get an amazing leafy background on your cards now.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this one, it’s on the ever growing list.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, lovely card and die, so useful for a full card or cut out for individual leaves Carol x

Catherine Lyons said...

Hi sue
A great card and die very unusual.
Catherine V94 xx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue. Great die. CraftyClareW

Dragonsnap2 said...

Such a versatile background, striplet, etc and gorgeous card too.
D xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

Wonderful die and a companion for the linear leaf embossing folder!

Regards
Heather R Oxfordshire

sharon casey said...

Afternoon Sue and all the Wilsonettes

Wow what unusual lovely background die you can do so much with it too love the card as well

Have a lovely evening
Love
Sharon
xxx

Portuguese Glen said...

Love the die Sue, so versatile,another for my “Christmas Wish List”

Beryl Treble said...

Love the card and die.

Karen Wells-Lomas said...

A lovely die

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh my goodness, Sue, I love love love this die, so pretty, so many ways of using it. Would love this to add to my collection
Love and hugs
Gill P G

Jackie Durrant said...

I think this is a most inspired die Sue and with its snipability makes it so useful. Love from Jackie xx

lritchie said...

Lovely card Sue, watched the video yesterday, I love the cover or background plates, simply gorgeous and they take all the guessing out of backgrounds!

Lori from Canada

Janet Wilson said...

Really love this die, & nice to know it can be extended or cut up. Beautiful card too.

Janet Wilson in Menston

Tressa said...

Certainly a die with a difference.. lends itself to a wide variety of colour backgrounds.

Like the simplicity of this card so the die cut is shown off to the full.

Teresa

ursula said...

Another background die that I keep coming back to time and again....superb card...luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Oh my goodness, Sue, I love love love this die, so pretty, so many ways of using it. Would love this to add to my collection
Love and hugs
Gill P G

barbara macaskill said...

Must have this ASAP! I have lots of ideas for this Die and can’t wait to get started with it! TFS!

Rosie said...

Absolutely stunning Sue.....Just love, love this card and die...
Love Rosie from Chorley...xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

great background ,great die set ,Laura O Springfield

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, wonderful die set.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania.

stitchingranny said...

I like this die and like the fact that by cutting into strips you could create lots of different patterns too. A really useful and versatile background Sue, you are so clever.

Hugs Helen xxx

SHartl said...

Oooh, I love this die design! Perfect for fall or even for spring.

Karenladd said...

Oh!! I have a stencil that looks very much like this die and would be a wonderful combination. I don't have many background cover dies but this one would be used often! Just beautiful.
karenladd in California

susyjune said...

This is a lovely unusual background and so versatile

julie laz said...

What a massive die launch sue, I'm loving them all crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!
LOVE your linear leaf panel, the design of each leaf really POPS against your strips of warm sparkle, LOVE your delicate accent leaves too :)

christine nardone said...

great background die...can think of great uses for it...another for the wish list.

Pattyb said...

Love these background dies! They add so much to a card.
Your card shows it off!!!!
Hugs, Pattyb

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! Such a beautiful card !!! This is another definite winner with me !!! I love anything leafy as I love using Autumn leaf colours on my cards. I love that this die had both positive and negative lines on it, which makes it so much more interesting, and I can see loads of fab possibilities for this background die using lots of lovely crafty techniques. Also it is fab for making quick, very elegant cards, especially when shadowed to make it "pop" as you have done in your beautiful card. Thank you for sharing. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Lots of love to everyone from Tres x x x

Tres from Orpington x x x