Thursday, 22 February 2018

Textured Background Card

Hi bloggers!  Here is a great idea for those male birthdays you need something for.  The Industrial Chic collection dies are just perfect for using with any sort of textured backgrounds and this one is really easy to achieve!

 The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8 1/4" in size.   All for now, Sue x
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June Smith said...

Morning Sue, gosh this is a busy card, I will check out the video later.

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

hollyberry said...

Great card for those men or all who love their steam punk.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card so different.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great card for our men folk.Must check the video later.
Jan x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card Sue, Love the birthday font.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I can imagin the amount of work that went into this sample and that you have a lot of admirers that love the effect of steampunk and grunge, but I just can't get into it, that being said I've also seen some quite feminine type steampunk-ish cards made with this collection (Sandy) and I've been wowed at its beauty, so maybe I sit in the middle somewhere ? I will admit that I'm intrigued at how you got to this end result so I'll be popping into your craft room recording area as soon as I get some quiet time ☺
Sending hugs to you this Thursday xxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, this is a great card for men, but would work for ladies too if they are into their grunge and steampunk. Off to watch the video as I am intrigued by the background. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great guy card. Love it.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such a different card this morning and a great card for steampunk lovers and men cards. I am going to pop the kettle on and watch the video.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Donita Naylor said...

Sure looks like fun! Might try the texture paste and Pixie Powders at my next playtime.
Does anybody know where yesterday's dot embossing folder is being sold?


CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, quite different.


hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue, such a stunning background x xhazel

Jan.moogie said...

Wow stunning card superb video loved it, Thanks for all you do Sue you are my go to inspiration. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Clai01 said...

looks great Sue. x

Jan.moogie said...

Sorry to be a bother but is there any news on Pam yet?

Debra K. said...

Wonderful steam punk card! Love the design and the colours of the Pixie powders. Debra x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A great card! I love steampunk style. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, so different from your usual styles but I like it! In particular, I love the dragonfly. Thank you for all your inspiration.
Donita, I tried all over yesterday and couldn't track the decadent dots embossing folder, either. Maybe its not for sale to us yet! Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Chris Curry said...

A great card Sue, love how you have done the background. Pixie powders are so good , always a lovely surprise when you spritz them. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Love this might give it a go at the weekend x

Marion Scott said...

Great background and video Sue
Marion S x

Lyn Cleasby said...

This looks great, make a good male card but also a good card for those girls who don't like girly stuff.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is gorgeous! I love grunge/steampunk cards, you can make them masculine and feminine depending on the colours you use. I must get the clear texture paste plus the pixie powders because I love this technique. I always enjoy video day thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
As you say a perfect card for gents, steam punk is real intriguing as when you look at the cogs etc when coloured with different medias they take on a different look. Yvonne xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card, love the background. Enjoyed the video.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I love this background technique not done it yet as I have not tried the texture paste. I have all the dies you have used so am going to have a try but just using p.powders.
Pauline we have a site called Maximum Crafts and they have the decadent embossing folder on pre order I Ordered mine last night. Hope this helps. It looked like its going to be very popular. Best Wishes to all this miserable morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

WOW! what a beauty of a card for not just men but anyone who is grungy, gothic or teenaged.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

A lovely card this morning I am going to pop along and see how you did it. I agree mens cards are difficult at times.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Owlish said...

I am not into grunge or steampunk def not my thing but
This card does look effective l love the colours

Tressa said...

As you said in the video: 'You have to let your inner grunge loose once in a while'. This card would certainly encourage one to try. Love it!!


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue Love this card. love Jean Z xxx

Anne said...

Love the background here, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

stitchingranny said...

Absolutely love this, I so want to own the steam punk range.

Hugs Helen xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I really appreciate all you have done to create this very grungy card and it is so different to yesterday's pretty card. Not watched your video yet but will watch with interest later this morning. Sending best wishes

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

You've posted some really interesting backgrounds lately and this one is no exception - love it and will be checking out the video asap!...


karenlotty said...

Great card Love the background

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love this card my grandson Joseph has a birthday next month and I won one of your dies so il going to make his card including this die thank you sue my love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Steampunk or grunge is not my thing but I do like your background technique, again learning something new from your great videos.
Muriel hope your pixie powders arrived and you're having fun
Donita haven't found that embossing folder on any of the sites I normally use, maybe it hasn't been released yet
Myra still missing you, do hope you're ok?

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue I love your industrial chic dies they are so different Love the background
So many friends are missing from this blog it's sad I hope they come back soon Sending good wishes to all

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, this is a very interesting background, love the sentiment. I will watch video later to discover how you achieved it.x

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

have to watch the video later. But the card is fabulous in its grungy steampaunk style.

Rolf xxx

sued99 said...

The background looks very interesting. I will have to watch the video to find out more. X

Rosemary Stickland said...

Something very different today, I look forward
to watching the video.
Rosemary xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Very different with the steam punk theme. Not something I would make. A beautiful background.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, not my style of card but the background is unusual and interesting and I do like the IC Dragonfly.


Myra said...

Hello Sue,
You have made a lovely piece of artwork in the form of a card but it just isn’t one I’d try to replicate. I can still admire the work though!
Pat L. - sorry I ve worried you but whatever I’ve had in the way of ‘ flu bugs has been really hard to shake off! I’m never I’ll really either so maybe had a few lessons to learn! I made my husband laugh this morning as I told him I was moving faster today!!! Thanks for caring .
How did Sarah get on?
Sorry Sue,
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen) xx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card. Steampunk and grunge aren't my thing and yet I like this card and background. I'll watch the video later, I've just returned home from an overnight trip to Southampton - went to a fabulous concert in a church at Netley Abbey, Camille and Kennerley, Harp twins from Chicago playing in the UK for the first time.
B xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
The background to this card looks reallyinteresting. Will watch the video later to see how it was done

Lesley Cole said...

Another lovely card with a superb video demonstration. Thanks Sue

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and great card Sue
Gr Karin

catherine lyons said...

Afternoon Sue
Steampunk i'sent my thing but i love the background,.
Catherine V94 xx

CraftyJo said...

Steampunk *is* my thing - I love it :)

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely card again today. The card is quite exciting and I will
look at your video later on today.
Any news of Pam, I hope that she is OK.
Evis M.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's a BEAUTIFUL card, as is the one you've got out on the video, the distressed background with the die acting as a striplet.
Hugs, Rose

sharon casey said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a brilliant card today lovely colours, going to watch video now
Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue
Steampunk and grunge are not my thing, although it doesn’t stop me from admiring this great creation,
I especially love the way you’ve created the background, something I really need to work on.
Thank you once again for your and unending inspiration. Hugs Brenda XXX

Sue MacFall said...

I love the use of the sentiment as the main focal point and the cogs fit in so well with the textured background. Thank you Sue

Nana on the Hill said...

Brilliant background for your Industrial dies, l will definitely be trying this one X

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love the background you have created and the dies are amazing. Have a wonderful day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lynda's craft's said...

Hello Sue
WOW stunning card love how you created the background. I have some of the Dies love them. I will defently give this a try.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

You do grunge so well and so pretty. Thanks for the video. I tried your random glue "strings" with pixie powder technique; that I liked the look I got from doing this. And now, I want to try the texture paste with the pixie powders. You are so innovative!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Another wonderful post using possibly my most favourite range of your dies of all time. Topped off with the pixie powders definitely another wow....

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog 2016
First Of All A Few Blog Members Have Mentioned About “The New 3D Beautiful
Embossing Folders” There Is Five In The Collection They Are Just Phenomenal
As Ann Toppcards Mentioned They Are On Pre Order, On “Maximum Crafts”
I’m Sure They’ll Be Available From Other Suppliers I Shall Be Placing My Order
With Julia Watts She Does Everything She Can To Get The Suppliers You Require..........
Well Onto Today’s Exquisite Card Plus The Fantastic Video Tutorial Which Is Always Very
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Milk/Chestnut Brown Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Smoothies”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Clear Texture Paste”
“Creative Expression Crackle Mask”
“Creative Expression Pixie Powders Bronce Blus/Burnt Orange/Teal Wash/Ancient Copper”
“Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink”
“Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Oxide Ink”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Mixed Essentials Die Set” (From The Industrial Chic Collection 10 Cutting Dies”
“Sue Wilson’s Butterfly/Dragonfly Die Set” (From The Industrial Chic Collection 2 Cutting Dies”
“Sue Wilson’s Frames/Tags Die Set” (From The Industrial Chic Collection 3 Cutting Dies”
“Sue Wilson’s Ransom Note Birthday Die Set” (Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die”
Sue, A Stupendous Card I Love The Luxurious Background That You Had Created You Started With A Piece Of
“Milk Foundation Card” Where You Randomly Added “Clear Texture Paste” To Your “Crackle Mask” With A Palette Knife,
Once This Was Dry You Then Added “The Magical Pixie 🧚‍♂️ Powders” (Which I Just Love) The Rich Colours Are
“Bronze Blush/Burnt Orange/Teal Wash/Ancient Copper.........
Then You Lightly Spritzed This With Water, Once Again Leave To Dry Attach To Your Main Card Which You Used
“Mounting Foam” This Also Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing You Then Cut Out “The Frame” For The
Centre In “Milk/Chestnut Brown Foundation Card” Using The “Chestnut Brown” As The Shadow You Added
“Antique Linen Distress Ink” You Added “Mounting Foam Plus Glue” To The Back Of “Frame” As You Mentioned
The Glue Would Add Extra Security Because Of The Texture Paste/Pixie Powder Background.
You Then Cut Out “The Ransom Note Happy Birthday” From “Chestnut Foundation Card” You Snipped Away
Bits So The Words Would Fit Easily Within Your Frame, You Then Cut Out “Two Beautiful Dragonflies”
You Added A Touch Of “Antique Linen to Them, Then You Formed The Wings, You Glued Just Down The Body
Of “The Dragonflies” You Glued To Your Card To Opposite Corners.
Sue, You Also Cut A Key/Cogs From “Chestnut Brown Foundation Card” You Added A Touch Of “Faded Jeans Oxide”
Then Placed Them Onto Your Magnificent Card.
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card Also For The Daily Inspiration Which I Truly Appreciate
Thank You For Showing Us Different Tips/Techniques
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Extremely Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Lots Of Love Sam xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Just watched the video and I am loving your inner grunge x
New technique for me to try with my beloved pixie powders x
Only one more sleep and we'll be together again. Lol. Really looking forward to your shows x
Love to everyone specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card love the background I have this main die you have inspired my to make

something a little on the grungey side Thankyou.


Annx without an "e"

Scottydog said...

I really don’t know about the grunge look! I certainly don’t dislike this card but I certainly won’t be making one, however I will watch the video in a minute as I want to see how you use the pixies. Thank you Sue for showing us all these different techniques.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Interesting background, lovely card. Have to watch the video.

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

ursula said...

Wow, I do love that grungy background you have made, it looks stunning with the Industrial Chic finishes....lovely card for a man....thanks Sue...luv Ursula xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. You certainly show us numerous different techniques with the dies. How very useful to be able to do something completely different.

Barbara V

Narrowboat girl said...

An interesting card but not my style, guess I dont have an inner grunge. It is still an educational video though 😃

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card

Barbara said...

Unique card Sue, not quite to my taste but love the colours.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Good evening Sue

This card is so different from all the others, quite busy for me, though I would consider doing it for a male friend.

Not had time to watch the video, as you know I do love a video for instructions. Will watch it later.

Thanks Sue for the inspiration.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock

Dawn Holben said...

This card is stunning, wasn't sure about the industrial chic but
having bought some of the dies i now love them.
And that background is fabulous, i love playing with the pixie powders
but need to try it now with the texture paste,

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Steampunk fabulous !! I adore this card, and I'm really looking forward to watching how you created this fantastic background.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
I love it when your inner grunge comes out to play Sue x fantastic card and brilliant background x I was very good last year and was treated to these dies for christmas and must say they are amazing , as are all your dies of course ! Thankyou Sue and really looking forward to your shows x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I really love this range of dies and this is a really great card. I have got my diabetic eye screening tomorrow at 3:30 (typical) so I hope I will be able to watch your 3:00 show on rewind. I need the inspiration.


Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I really enjoyed watching the video and I am looking forward to trying this technique for the background.
I love the colours you chose, they go so well with the Industrial Chic Collection.
A really lovely card!
Lesley S x
Looking forward to seeing you on our screens tomorrow!

Eunice said...


Yorkie girl said...

Hello Sue. And all
Well this is a different card for you Mrs Wilson
Not sure about it though I will watch the video and then decide
Looking forward to your shows tomorrow will definitely be tuning in
I send my usual good wishes and hugs to everyone
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Littlelamb said...

Love this card Sue. I have made it without the texture paste and loved the result. Thank you for sharing this. Will watch the video when I have better internet.

Pawprintx4 said...

If I were to make this card, I would not be able to give it away. So much to look at, the details keep being discovered.
Donita, would be nice to find that folder. I really like it too.
Everyone, have a good weekend,
Stephanie K

Latenight SandyH said...

Super card and video. Love how you've created the background. Grunge doesn't naturally to me, so the more inspiration you can provide the better!
Take care everyone.

Latenight SandyH said...

Oops - Grunge doesn't come naturally to me, (neither does reading through what I've typed before publishing, it seems.)

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

An interesting card when you want something a little different. An interesting technique for the background that I will have to try sometime.

Have a wonderful day.


Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Better late than never I guess, love this background and the card is fabulous for males and any others with a hidden grunge.
My pixies arrived and I am itching to use them but so has a visitor for the weekend so I will see if I get a chance to play, will have to wait to watch the video too but will as soon as possible
Hugs to all and missing friends
Muriel x

DeCor said...

Like the different look of this card. Will try to emulate this background.

Rosie said...

Hi Sue gorgeous card for men. Love the colour combination to watch the video, thank you for Rosie from

Vie Carter said...

Love this card, great for men and boys


Hoàng Trọng Duyệt said...

Thanks, very good
Các xét nghiệm marker viêm gan B

Sheila Hodges said...

Another lovely card from the Industrial collection, cant wait to try it
thanks Sue

dmj said...

Seem to have missed this yesterday; love the
video, but not into Steam Punk really!!

Doreen x

Fikreta said...

beautiful card!

Laura O' Connor said...

great card ,love the colours and the dies are stunning,Laura O