Thursday, 1 March 2018

Glittered Leaf Background

Hi crafty friends!  The Linear Leaf Background looks lovely when done in strips of different coloured glitter and it makes a really dramatic card for your recipient too!

The finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x


Steph Cotterill said...

Brrr morning Sue its a coldun! I love how the colours you have chosen throw out the design of the Linear Leaf die and the Sycamore Leaf. It's my style of card, under stated but has the real wow factor. The sentiment was made for you from me/us so thank you for everything you give xxx

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

Hope you are keeping warm. It's bitter here in Kent and we still have 7 inches of snow with more forecast. Sigh! I love today's card very elegant and the spray on the front just makes it.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Say the word "glitter" and it's a winner for me! Will save the video for later as lots to organise this morning before work. Sue xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful glitter too, loved the video. Thanks for sharing Sue, have a careful fantastic day. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, love this card, such a great combination of glitter colours, and one of my favourite dies. Have a good day everyone. Stay safe and warm, it is really windy and cold out. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely warm looking card.
I shall watch the video later.
Take care and keep warm. Kitty.

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card today Sue love the way you use glitter to enhance the leaves very pretty on this very cold day here

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Great this card and I love the way you have used this leaf die.Thanks for sharing.
Jan x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue, love it
Marion S x

CraftyCoffey said...

Brilliant card, could be used for many occasions.


Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
Stunning card this morning you have created from the The Linear Leaf Background die . Thank you so much for sharing the video with us.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great background. Fab card. Love it.

TDQ Karen said...

beautiful card love the glitter

hollyberry said...

Such an elegant and beautiful card. Love it x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today, love the rich warm colours in the background.

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

Debra K. said...

Fabulous card this morning! Just love the glitter combination and the whole card design. Love it! Debra x

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and shades of green maybe nice too as then thoughts of Spring may chher everyone x

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the glitters and the sycamore leaves. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone. Keep warm!!!!!

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, A great card for all, even the men in our lives. When I get back home the linear leaf die will be waiting for me as I ordered it a while ago now. Will have to pin this card! Warming hugs to everyone. XX Pauline in S.A.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Barbara (C) said...

A lovely card which shows off the background as the main feature. Thank you for all your inspiration Sue. Keep safe and warm all in the wintery weather most of us are experiencing.

Anne said...

A very stylish card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue x xhazel

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Can’t wait to watch the video for this beautiful card- love the style and colours and of course bling.
Muriel x

Suemac said...

Lovely crisp card.

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

This is a beautiful die, I love the simple clean lines and the symmetry of the design.

Krafty Runner x

Donita Naylor said...

Thanks for another fun video.

Stripes of coordinating glitter colors is such a great idea. I wonder what other dies that concept could be applied to.

It's pretty cool that we now have a Sue Wilson follower on a Sue Wilson blog.

Best of Thursdays to all!


stitchingranny said...

A very autumnal looking card, great for a mans card.

Hugs Helen xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the glittered striped background, a great man card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - thank you for coming up with another excellent idea. The card is quite spectacular and also one for the men too. Am going to watch the video now to pick up all your hints and techniques. Sending best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the glittered background and the colours you have chosen for the leafy design.
Thank you for the video.
Véronique L

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue,
Beautiful card using one of my favourite dies.
I love your idea of using the different coloured strips of glitter, it looks very effective!
Lesley S x

Judith Tucker said...

Love the choice of autumnal colours.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue great card I love the way you've used strips of different shades of glitter to accentuate the lovely linear leaf die
Hope you are all keeping safe & warm take care in this bitter weather

CHERYL Brown said...

Good Morning Sue from a snowy Somerset.

Lovely card today, using my favourite Autumnal colours. Great for our male peoples.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Marion Bull said...

Fabulous card, love the multi glitter look! So many ways to use this lovely die!

Maggie B xx

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Brilliant card today Sue. Would make both men and female cards. I fancy the glitter in pastels shades with one of your gorgeous roses in a corner with a messy bow. So versatile. Wishing everyone best wishes on this very snowy cold morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love, love, love this card!..the dies and the tonal glitters work so well together. Personally I think something as gorgeous as this would be wasted on a man but I suppose it depends on the man!


June Horrocks said...

Hi sue stunning card today the background is just awsum thank you love June Horrocks xxxxxx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

the colours loog great and the card is beautiful...

Rolf xxx

BenteS said...

Great card, and the colours are so pretty :))
Thanks for the video!

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card & one that could be used for many occasions. Yvonne xx

Susan Battensby said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card, love the different shades of glitter.
Bet it looks even better in real life. x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssss Sue love that die and fab background
Gr Karin

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Lovely card great video

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

That is a great background die and one I should consider as my cards are usually smaller.
Think today may be a crafting one as it is a cold one!


Heather R Oxfordshire

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the post, beautiful in its simplistic appearance and perfect for a variety of occasions... Love it.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Lovely autumn colours for your linear leaf die. Thanks for your video.

Sue MacFall said...

Thanks, Sue for this very elegant card - love the leaf background die.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. As I have this die, there is no excuse for me not to have a go at this now that I have seen how you did it. In fact, it is not as fiddly as I thought it would be.


Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Nice card that could be for either gender.

Love Helen xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video and the different colours of glitter make the linear leaf background look spectacular, beautiful card.
Myra hope you enjoyed your meal out and a belated happy birthday to your husband
The snow has finally arrived here in Belfast so perhaps I'll go and play with some of Sue's dies!

Love and hugs to everyone especially all our missing friends

Tressa said...

I like this one a lot. Although slightly fiddly, it is easy to make and the end results are lovely.

I am sitting watching the heavy snow which is not supposed to be falling in this area today whilst shivering as my three year old central heating boiler has died so no heating or hot water. Too cold to go upstairs and craft!!!


Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love the background. I will be watching the video a bit later there are a few things I want to do first. Stay safe and warm. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Scottydog said...

A very simple but so effective card. Love all the different glitter colours., something else to try! Thank you Sue.

CraftyJo said...


karenlotty said...

I must have a go at this - where’s my glitter!

Arlyn(O) said...

Lovely card today sue, I love glitter flakes. Arlyn

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is such a pretty card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and interesting technique. Great video as always.Love to learn something new every day. This is a must try! I don't have this die but it will work with mini striplets as well. Thanks for the inspiration.

Myra- Happy belated b-day for your hubby.
Laine & PP- Hope you both are OK.

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

Jean said...

So pretty!

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. Thank you. Very cold here today so am crafting.

Eunice said...

Love this card Sue, could definitely be used for a male which is great another idea!

Chris Curry said...

A very smart and elegant card Sue, thank you. Have a good day. Xxx

ursula said...

Another great technique, love the colours, a super simple but striking card...thank you Sue....luv Ursula xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Love glitter great card sue. Laura O Springfield

SuzzieQ said...

Beautiful card design and wonderful video. Thank you.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and the sycamore leaves look pretty with their light dusting of sparkle. Using individual strips behind the die is a neat way to prevent cross-contamination and is much easier than trying to mask off different areas on a complete sticky sheet, a tip that I will remember. Thank you.

An awful lot of the white stuff today and it shows no signs of stopping but at least we have our heating (sorry Teresa, that must be awful) and food in the fridge & freezer so we are ok for a few more days. Stay safe everyone.


theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x the glitter looks lovely x I look forward to watching the video later I got delayed at work due to panic buyers ! Lol x thankyou Sue x
Teresa keep warm x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog 2016
What A Tremendous Card, I Really Love This Exceptional Technique Sue,
You Helped Me Once Before When I Was Stuck With My Polished Silk Glitters Now
I Love Using Them I Have All The Fabulous Colours I Am Finding They Can Be Used
With Many Of Your Remarkable Cutting Dies, I’m Impressed The Way You Added Your
Polished Silk Glitters....
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Black Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression A4 Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet”
“Creative Expression Sweet Wishes Sentiment Stamp Set”
“Creative Expression Polished Silk Glitters Dark Bronze/Sara Gold/Penny Copper
“Rangers Jet Black Archival Ink Pad”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s ✨🥇
“Sue Wilson’s Linear Leaf Background Die Set” (From The Background Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Stitched Flags Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 8 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Sycamore Branches Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 7 Cutting Dies)
Sue You Cut Out The Magical Linear Leaf Background Out Of Coconut White Also Black Foundation Card
Once You Glued Them Together Placing The Black Foundation Card Behind The Coconut Whie To Act As A Slight
Shadow, Then You Cut Five Strips Of The Creative Expression Sticky Adhesive Sheet, Same Width Of The
Linear Leaves Background, You Applied Your First Piece Of Creative Expression Sticky Adhesive Sheet To The
Back Of Your Linear Leaf Background In The Centre Making Sure Your Sticky Sheet Is Secure Then You
Added Your Darkest Polished Silk Glitters First Which Was The Dark Bronze, From The Front Of Your Card
You Dusted Away Any Excess Glitter, Then You Attached Two More Sticky Adhesive Strips To The Back Of Your
Linear Leaf Background Either Side Of The Dark Bronze Centre Column On The Next Two Strips You Applied Sara Gold
Polished Silk Glitters, Again You Dusted Your Card For Excess Glitter, You Then Placed The Last Two Strips Onto Your Card,
Then You Added Penny Copper Polished Silk Glitter To These Strips You Once Again Dusted Your Card.
You Have One Magnificent Background You Applied Mounting Foam To The Back Then Attached This To Your
Main Card, Which Was A White/White Mat/Layer This Also Included Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, You Then Cut Out Three Of The Sycamore Branches Out Of Coconut White Foundation Card Then You
Applied A Touch Of Glue To Each Of The Leaves You Spread This With Your Finger, Then Added
Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz, You Glued One To The Top Left Corner Of Your Card Then You Added Two
To The Bottom Right Hand Corner, You Stamped Your Sentiment Then Cut It Out Using The Small Stitched Flag
You Cut The Top Into The Point Then Glued This Just Under The Bottom Sycamore Branches........
Sue, I Can See Me Using This Particular Technique Quite Often Thank You For Sharing Today’s Exquisite Card
Also For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do...............
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
Well It’s So Strange My Boys (Two Cocker Spaniels Have Been So Funny In The Snow One Hates The Rain !!!
But They Are Loving Playing In The Snow, With Them Being Cocker Spaniels There Ears Come In With Snowballs
Hanging From Them.....)

dorothy cattanach said...

I really like this card as I love using glitter.
Thanks for sharing Sue.

dorothy xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card, I really like the strips of coloured glitter. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

sued99 said...

Love this card. The accent leaves just add a little something special. X

Fikreta said...

wonderful card!

Owlish said...

A great card good colours very useful dies


catherine lyons said...
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catherine lyons said...

Hi Sue
Great card love the background
Catherine v94 xx

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue!
I love that die and the glittered background is gorgeous.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card today.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card really like the background beautiful
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue a wonderful card and useful for lots of occasions for male or female. X

Liz said...

Fabulous card, lovely design. xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, in fact it's great for everyone and all occasions. Love it. Hugs Brenda xxx

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Another beautiful card, the colours remind me of Autumn, what we need right now as it's very cold all over the UK.

Stay safe, keep warm and only go out if you have to.

Love n hugs to everyone
Dorothy of Baldock

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful die and a fittingly beautiful background to go with it. I love it.

Stay warm everybody.
Hugs, Rose

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Sue.I love that beautiful background.

Latenight SandyH said...

Super card and video. Great idea using separate strips for the glitter.
Teresa, hope you don't have to wait long for your boiler to be repaired.
Take care everyone.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful sparkly card Sue. Definitely one to try. Xx

Marie P from Longridge said...

Good morning all.
I love this card Sue and I wonder if I could use some of the glitter that I bought right at the beginning of my card making journey> I bought a job lot but none of them are labelled and I can;t find in my heart to throw them away. Any tips from any of the experts on the blog would be appreciated.
Thank you Sue for sharing your talents with us.
Marie P.

dmj said...

What a stunning use of glitters, looks great
behind the leaves too,

Doreen x

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, lovely card, love the glitter colours and the leaf die, makes a beautiful card front.
Di B.x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Love this leafy design and the way you have created the card.
Thanks for sharing,