Sunday, 4 February 2018

Just A Note

Good Sunday morning all!  I have a clean and simple designed card to share with you today.  I started with a piece of clear acetate and used Pixie Powders on it instead of alcohol inks to do the Caught in Crystal technique.  I like this fun twist on the technique.  You need to add some Cosmic Lacquer onto the acetate and spread it around with your finger to cover the piece.  Next I tapped Red Lava and Straw Yellow Pixie Powders all over it.  I used my finger to mix the powder into the lacquer a bit.  I covered it with apiece of scrunched up white tissue paper and used a piece of kitchen roll to tamp it down.  You set it aside to dry overnight then cut it to the size needed when dry.  I cut one of the Linear Leaf Backgrounds, leaving a wide frame around it and glued it into place over the pixie powder piece.  I ran strips of double sided tape around the edge, then sprinkles Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz over it.  I made a very thin frame using the Double Stitched Rectangle die set and added it with mounting foam to raise it for dimension.  The card was completed with white on white mats.  The finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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hollyberry said...

I love a nice cas card! Beautiful and simple card with gorgeous background colour that really makes it stand out.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous CAS card, the linear leaves looks great as do the pixie powders and the bling edge.
Muriel x

hettygarlick said...

A simple card, but very effective!

Lyn Cleasby said...

Love the pixie powder background. Will have to try this using pixie powders instead of inks. Great card, Sue.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hello Sue. I love love love seeing your samples made with this die,and all the backgrounds behind. It lends itself to either be 'dressed up' a little more of you so wish or just leave it be as if there is one design of card I really love is a CAS design, they are fresh and classie but so beautiful at the same time, unfortunately I've not got this background die but I really enjoy and love seeing the similar samples that get posted on Paul's fb page. Lisa gave us some wonderful ways to use your dies over the past day and a bit. Don't know where I've been but my keeper bought the Paper Cuts dies to my attention yesterday, the paper cuts haven't been my favourites so never added them to my stock of CE goodies, but when the two dies were pointed out to me I was really surprised, not only that I'd totally missed them, but it took Andy to rewind and point out to me that they were NOT paper cuts like I was trying to explain lol but actual cutting dies (I was actually putting the collar on the dog so only saw the die cut) after lisa had cut it so thats my excuse lol. Everyone must have loved them as they sold out then the extra stock sold out too lol guess I'll have to add them to the list - which is supposed to be closed this year 😢 I'll sneak them on somehow lol.
Sending Sunday hugs to you Sue xx

Pat said...

Morning Sue
What a great card. The caught in crystal technique is so special.
Pat x

Unknown said...

Really different card today! Debra x said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you, a great technique with the acetate.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Unknown said...

Or, quicker, how about some red, orange, and gold gilding polishes, applied randomly, for the background color?

Has anyone seen this in person and would be able to attest that Sue's acetate crystal background is worth the effort and expense?

I spent some quality hours this weekend cutting Poppy, Sophie, Bella, and Heather in white. Quite possibly, my Frames and Tags category needs a box of its own.

As enthralling as the January launch was, it's nice to get back to regular life on the blog.

Enjoy your Sunday!

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, great to see the caught in crystal technique done with pixie powders. Sue xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, bright, clean and eye catching describes today's card to me. Thanks for inspiration x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
WOW card this morning. Loving the colours created from the pixie powders . The linear leaf die looks stunning and the frame with the hint of sparkle. Such a beautiful card.

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely cas card today I love all aspects of the pixie powders I think there brilliant.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Love the leaves and fab background.

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x x hazel

ahappycrafter50 said...

I do like this die. Lovely background.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful CAS card. I love the caught in crystal technique but I haven't yet tried it with pixie powders instead of inks - must give it a try.
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card love the pixie powders. Very simple but very effective.

Barbara V

Chris Curry said...

I love pixie powders and this background is brilliant. I have never been brave enough to try it but may do so soon. Thank you Sue. Xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love,love,love today's card.
Jan x

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue

What a love background peeping through the die cut it is really lovely and I couldn't help thinking it would make a nice manly Valentine card for all those who aren't in to the red roses and hearts.

Have great day whatever and wherever you are Sue.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

TDQ Karen said...

What a beautiful classy card, just gorgeous x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. This is such a great die for a CAS card.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely card today, I like how it has turned out with the vibrant colours.

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

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
This may be a clean and simple design but it's very effective, beautiful! X

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
This is a lovely cas. Card love the pixie powder background
Catherine v94xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
looks lovely and very effective. x

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue. Donita, the caught in crystal technique is well worth the effort. The effects are stunning.

Anne (Northampton)

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, very elegant & classy.


Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card using the Linear Leaves.
It looks stunning with your vibrant background!
Lesley S x

Nikki said...

Wow that's really kewl

doreenj said...

I do like a CAS card and this is superb!! As
someone else said, it would make a lovely male
Valentine card,

Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a stunning and elegant card - would look great in any colour too. Sending best wishes

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

I have this gorgeous background and adore how effective it looks every time I use it.
And I will be copying this idea, clean, simple and absolutely fabulous!

Krafty Runner x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
I like to call these types of cards SAS cards - simple and striking x
Love the colours - stunning x
Apologies for lack of comments during last few days of launch until now - was under the weather and was out of action. Your new dies are incredible Sue and you are by far the best of the best by far x
Still missing some regulars - love to all x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous CAS card this morning. I love that leaf die and the pixie powder background is stunning. Such a pop of colour.
Sending love and hugs to all especially our missing friends, Alison xxxxx

Tressa said...

I do like your clean and simple cards and this one is no exception. Here we are able to appreciate the design of the die as well as he lovely coloured background in their entirety.


Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love this bright but simple card.
The colours and background die go together beautifully.
Evis M.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely bold statement card and would be so quick and easy to make up once the background had dried, perfect for man cards!

Donita - you could always substitute "dries clear" PVA glue instead of lacquer for your first experiment, the finished result would be very similar - although when using acetate both glue and lacquer (like oil) would go a long way as acetate is non-absorbent so not too costly in terms of how much you'd use to get a good coverage...hth


cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

A bright and cheerful start to my Sunday with your gorgeous card.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Yvonne19856 said...

A beautiful clean looking card sue. And the pixie powders really make it shine. Love it. Xxx

June Horrocks said...

Love today’s card sue the vibrant colour shows of the beautiful die Lisa showed your dies of brill with her shows ordered the posy dies they kept selling out they were well loved
Thank you sue
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A very striking sample for us today, ideal for that quick last minute card we all have to make sometimes.
Heather R Oxfordshire

BenteS said...

Love your CAS card!
Beautiful colour on the background :))

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Gorgeous CASE card love the background I have not tried this technique yet but must give it a go soon
PP sorry you've been poorly again hope you're OK nowith
Pam hope you are OK would love to see you back Also missing Elaine Rosemary & others too
Sending good wishes to all

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x love the background with the pixie powders x I asked everyone to save any tissue paper from christmas for me just for this technique and have a small stash now and an array of colours so I shall be experimenting !has anyone tried thus with coloured tissue paper ?
Thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card . love Jean Z xxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today which I think would be ideal for a man's anniversary or valentines card where they are not into hearts & flowers. Sue you really make beautiful cards with your beautiful dies. Yvonne xx

Judith Tucker said...

Love the simplicity of this card. I’m going to have to try this technique, but need to get some inks first.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, the simplicity of the design of this card makes it very elegant, love the vibrant background with the white. Have a great day everyone. Bx

jenny Briggs said...

Lovely card Sue I have never used pixie powders

Jenny jenster

Netty The Runner said...

Fabulous card Sue, a clean and simple card looks just as effective as a fussy one.
Annette x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

A beautiful clean card that is suitable for so many occasions. Love the simplicity of it

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous love the red background Sue
Gr Karin

Wacki Macky said...

Lovely card today Sue, so simple yet very effective.

Love the dies you have used,

lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl of Kinver xxx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, I always love the cards that you make with the linear leaves die. You can change the background colours in so many ways and still get beautiful results.
Now, I am about to show my ignorance, but could somebody tell me what a CAS card is? I keep reading this abbreviation every now and then.
Enjoy your Sunday, everyone. Hugs xx Pauline in South Africa

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue lovely card this morning love the Die stunning background with gorgeous pixy powder
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely stunning card I love it.


Annx without an "e"

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gorgeous background to your linear leaf die.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, love this elegant CAS card and the Linear Leaves are shown off beautifully by your pixied background. Love the colours and the sparkly border.

Myra, Crewe Trish and Sam - thank you for reminding me about the Lift Your Spirits set. I had totally forgotten about the sentiment, just remembering the beautiful balloons.
Pauline in SA - CAS is our lazy way of saying Clean & Simple :-)
PP - admit it, you overdid it didn't you. Glad you are on the up again but what have you done with your sparring partner she has been AWOL for ages.

A complete change in the weather today, instead of yesterday's gloom it is bright and sunny and I hope that the sun is shining on everyone.


rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
love the background very much...
Rolf xxx

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Sue, 🥇Award Winner
Beautiful Card Sue, Using Fantastic Products “Just A Note Sentiment”
Famous Award Winning 🥇Products Used In Today’s Card
“Creative Expression Coconut 🥥 White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders Red Lava/Straw Yellow”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Acetate”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Lacquer”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz”
“Double Sided Tape”
Famous Cutting Dies By Sue Wilson Award Winning 🥇
“Sue Wilson’s Linear Leaf 🍁 Background Die Set” (From The Background Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set” (From The Noble Collection 11 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Flag Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Die Set 8 Cuttin Dies)
You Started Today’s Extremely Beautiful Card With A Piece Of Acetate You Used Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders On It,
Instead Of Using Alcohol Inks, To Do The Caught In “Crystal Technique”......
You Then Added Some “Cosmic Shimmer Lacquer” Onto “The Acetate” You Then Spread “The Cosmic Shimmer
Lacquer” Around With Your Finger To Cover The Whole Piece Of “Acetate”
Next You Tapped Red Lava/Straw Yellow Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders All Over It, Then You Used Your Finger To Mix
“The Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders” Into The Lacquer.
Sue, You Then Covered This With A Scrunched Up White Tissue Paper Then You Used A Piece Of Kitchen Roll
To Tap It Down.
You Left This To Dry Overnight Then You Cut Out “The Beautiful Linear Leaf 🍁 Background” You Left A
Wide Frame Then Glued This Into Place Over “The Dryed Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powdered Background” That You’d Created
Then You Ran Strips Of “Double Sided Tape” Around The Edge, Then Added “The Sparkle Glitterbitz” All Around
Sue, You Then Made A Thin Frame Using “The Double Stitched Rectangle Die Set” Then You Applied
Mounting Foam To The Back To Raise For Dimension, Placing This Over Your “Linear Leaf 🍁 Background”
So You Could Still See “The Exceptional Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz Sides” You Added A White/White Mat/Layer
Using “Mounting Foam” Your Mat/Layer Included Your Famous/Signature/Piercing.
Your Card Size:- Five/Three Quarter Inches x Seven Inches.............
I Love Pixie 🧚‍♀️ Powders They Are Stupendous For Backgrounds............
I’ve Just Purchased “The New Cosmic Shimmer Colourful Crystal Tints” Beautiful Colours, Julia Used
Them With Your “Stained Glass Cutting Dies”................
Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You So Very Much
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Craftcornucopia said...

Good Morning Sue.

I've haven't tried this techinique yet, so thanks for the fresh instructions. I will now give it a go. :-)

Diane in Wales x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love your clean and simple cards ... this
one is no exception.
Rosemary xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Nice clean and simple card. Lovely colours. Might try this technique today as I have recently purchased some lacquer and have only used cosmic shimmer glue previously.

Pam, hope your ok. X

Love Helen xxx

Margaret R said...

A card suitable for anyone
Margaret from Huddersfield

Unknown said...

A simple card suitable for any occasion, nice and lovely colour


Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I adore your clean and simple card and I'm definitely going to try the caught in crystal technique with pixie powders as I don't have alcohol inks.
Special hugs for all our missing friends with an extra one for Andrew

Love and hugs to everyone

ursula said...

Love the background technique Sue, so vibrant....very pretty card.....luv Ursula xx

Kate's Cards said...

I love the clean lines of this card and the colours. Very striking. Xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
just beautiful. Love that technique and the colours are divine.
Hugs, Rose

Narrowboat girl said...

A simple looking card but very effective. Love the pixie background

Fikreta said...

very beautiful card!

The Craft Bucket said...

Very striking indeed, lovely. Jane x

Suzzette Yandle said...

A handsome card. Great card for the men in my life, minus the glitter. So glad you incoporate background techniques in your designs. As I was reading how you did the "caught in crystal" using pixie powders, I could just see your colorful finger that you used to move the pixie powders around in the lacquer. I wish you could have seem my hands when I forgot to use gloves when I was playing around with pixie powders over shaving cream.

Arlyn(O) said...

lovely card today. I really love this technique with the lacquer. Arlyn

Anonymous said...

Nice bright and cheery card and good to have to hand for when it's needed. Love from Jackie xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the background it is gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I wish I had the nerve to try some of these techniques this is lovely.
Yvonne I am glad to see you back we seem to be losing so many of our regulars I hope you are at least reading our comments and realise that we miss you

Sue MacFall said...

I love using this technique - so pretty and eye catching. Thank you Sue

Pawprintx4 said...

Lovely card and the technique could go with many other background dies.
Donita, I have not tried the Pixie Powders as yet but I will tell you that the "Caught in Crystal" technique using alcohol inks is well worth trying & Sue's instructions are excellent. I used transparency sheets (had a box), and Ranger Glossy Accents which you probably have. I did add some mica powder lightly sprinkled over. Tissue paper from a gift, easy & cheap. You really do not use a lot of the products. I did not even use up my partial bottle of Glossy Accents although I had purchased another in case needed. I did several color combos (full sheets)...a blue/purple, an orange/red, and a green/gold mix. I did not get messy and it goes fast. Left over night to dry and you can cut it too. It really is gorgeous and a real WOW factor. The orange/red looked fantastic behind the bonsai stained glass die. Try it.
Also, like someone said , you can use glue. Julia spritzes the pixies on the glue. Sue didn't say to with the lacquer. Another tip via Julia...she puts her finger in a baggy when she spreads.
Sorry to be so wordy.
Everybody, have a great day,
Stephanie K

Jean said...

Just delightfuL!

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Cou”d be for male or female. Very versatile. Thank you for sharing this.

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card Sue!! The die cut is so pretty.

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card very fresh looking, this style would suit lots of occasions,
Best wishes
Karen M

Val Jones said...

Beautiful Sue. Love the use of the Pixie Powders.
Love Val in Spain xxx

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I have some of my hear ingredients eg the die, Pixie Powders, acetate And CS lacquer So will have a play at some point

Suemac said...

Lovely CAS card.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A beautiful card !! I have yet to try the 'caught in crystal' technique, I really must try as this looks gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card!...

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A simple but very effective card today. Thanks for sharing.

Ann Topp said...

Good Afternoon Sue. Love this background die Sue. Although I havnt got it .... yet.... it is on my list. And I love the background. Well done Sue. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card! I love the background and the sparkly border.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

lindyloo12 said...

A crisp clean looking card with charisma ha ha!

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!!!! Love, Love, Love It
The Pixie Powder background is so pretty, the die is fabulous and I love a framed card.

Jeannie said...

Very pretty card, Love the background colour you've achieved on this! Xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Clean and simple design is always a winner.

Marie P. - Here are some of Sue's shaker cards with videos:Thursday, 19 May 2016 -Birthday Shaker Card; March 14, 2017-Fancy Heart Shaker Card;Tuesday, 6 June 2017 -Tropical Shaker Card Tuesday, 24 October 2017-Radiating Star Shaker Card; Saturday, 23 September 2017-Here Comes Santa Shaker Card. On the right side of the blog, under "FOLLOW ME ON BLOGLOVIN"you'll find "Search This Blog". If you type at least "shaker" there, you'll find more shaker cards , some with videos,some with a tutorial only.Hope this helps. Good luck.

Hugs from cold 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

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Sorry Im late posting, beautiful card that's suitable for many occasions.
Hugs x
Heather T

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love the simplicity of this card and the colours really show off the beauty of this die. Luckily I have this one so I should be able to make something similar myself. Thanks for the inspiration.


Owlish said...

I think this is a fab card with a great background
Lovely colours


scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card with that amazing die and the background you made!

Karen Drew said...

Absolutely beautiful
Karen xx

Dawn Holben said...

This is a fab card Sue, i ove the bakground with the die and the gorgeous pixie powders.

Laura O said...

fab card Sue ,Beautiful ,Laura O

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the caught in crystal effect and the lovely leaf die over the top is great. Beautiful card.
Di B. x

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
Love how you have created this background, it makes a perfect background for any die. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! This is a really gorgeous card !!! I fell in love with your Linear Leaves background die and I got it for Christmas but I still have not used it yet. (Our Christmas was chaotic and I became ill.) I really must change that because I just adore all the cards that you make using this fab die. Those beautiful "must have" double stitched rectangles are fab. They are on my wish list. I love the caught in crystal technique you have used behind your die. I am pleased that you have used Pixie Powders for it because now you have given me a new way to use the pixie powders that I have !!! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card today. Sending you lots of love from Tres X X X

Sending lots of love to everyone from Tres X X X

Betty McAlister said...

Lovely card and background Sue. Xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and ev
I nearly forgot to visit today. Tut tut.
Well I am so glad I popped in as today’s card is gorgeous
That background is stunning thank you for sharing
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

sued99 said...

A lovely CAS card. X

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely card. The background using pixie powders is gorgeous.
Take care everyone.

Stella Munn said...

This is so lovely. I really like clean & simple cards and this is great. Thanks Sue x

DeCor said...

Love your card today Sue. This linear leaf background is so perfect. The variation on background with pixie powders is great

Welsh Dors said...

His Sue
Striking card.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so pretty! I love the background color!

Jeannie said...

Love this leaf die, I can see it being used for a lot of occasions. Love the background colour!


Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, the leaf background die is a favourite of mine.
Thanks for sharing,

SHARICA said...

Another pretty card xxx