Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Leaf Resist Card

Hi Bloggers!  I was thinking ahead when I designed this card as I used the leaves to create a gorgeous resist pattern for my background,  then upcycled the leaves from this on to another card!  Such a fun way to get a two-fer!

 The finished dimensions are 7 1/2" x  7 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Not much to say about today's sample other than absolutely stunning. The resist background the chosen colours, the dies and design. It's gorgeous Sue, your inspiration never fails to brighten our day thank you.
Have a wonderful day you deserve it for all you do for us xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

And I've just been able to enlarge the last photo to read the sentiment, it's just beautiful. You make us smile every day xx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,love the colour of the background.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card today! Love the leaf resist background and the card design. Debra x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card.The colours are so bright and I just love the sentiment.
Jan x

Marion Scott said...

Great card and video Sue, love the resist background and the colour is just perfect
Marion S x

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card, and great video.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue x xhazel

Barbara (C) said...

A fabulous technique which shows the leaves off to great effect. A good card for males or maybe with a different colour range could easily be for females too,

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, love the background, very inspirational. The colours are gorgeous.

Barbara V

Chris Curry said...

Looks like a great card Sue but I will have to watch the video later as I am busy with my gran daughter this morning. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely colours to create a beautiful card xx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful, vibrant card that uses a clever and very effective technique. X

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, it’s gorgeous.


Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
What a great card, love the effect of the pixies with the leaves and can't wait to see when the leaves turn up too !
Muriel x

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Wow what a stunning card today beautiful colours and love the leaves effect but its the pixie powders again that wow me as always

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them

Have a good day all and stay safe

Hunnymummy54 from MK

DeCor said...

A stunning card Sue. I echo the many comments of how gorgeous your resist leaf background is. Look forward to watching the video later.
Have a super day all.

Clai01 said...

Looks a great way to create backgrounds x

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A great card & video, also great colours.Yvonne xx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Looking forward to watching the video later.
B xx

Suemac said...


Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Another stunning background with Pixie Powders which could easily have swamped the focal point without that clever double frame to isolate it and a little bit of glitter doesn't hurt either...lol....lovely card, off to check out the video now


ahappycrafter50 said...

Love the resist background.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. I am amazed by this video. How much more simple can you show us a brilliant background effect using pixie powders and dies. Just beautiful. I am loving the p.powders at the moment....now I know not to flood them.... so this will be something else I can't wait to try.... and I am already thinking snowflake dies instead of leaves..... nearer Christmas of course. Can you imagine that. Sending best wishes to everyone this miserable dull rainy morning. What a difference from yesterday. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a beautiful card. The square frame really sets off the pretty Julia die and a great tip about adding the glitter after putting the frame in place. Love the pixie colours you have chosen too and looking forward to seeing the next card using the leaves. Sending best wishes

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love how you made the background.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card and background, must have a go . love Jean Z xxx

Scottydog said...

Wow, what a fabulous card. I love everything about it so what more can I say! Will have to watch the video again as I’m not quite sure if you removed the leaves, just leaving the shape once the pixies had dried? Something I will certainly be trying & would like to try a butterfly & dragonfly background & maybe a floral one. The possibilities are endless. Thank you so much Sue.

Unknown said...

Always a fun video! Hoping we'll get to see the related card soon, using the Pixie-Powdered leaves. I'm imagining that Pixie Powdering job is extra scary because you have to like what you end up with because you can't re-apply the Pixies after the leaves move.

Maybe the cascading butterflies could also be done this way, in summer colors.

Best to all,


theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Brilliant card Sue x the resist technique with the leaves looks amazing and I love the colours of the pixies you have chosen x lovely sentiment too x Thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

Gorgeous card today in my favourite autumnal colours
Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
A really beautiful, striking background.
I must have a go.
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

gwen70 said...

Stunning card Sue, my sort of colours xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, absolutely stunning card today, the richness of the colours is beautiful and really makes the resist leaf pattern pop. Off to watch the video and see how you did the background. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Anne said...

Fabulous card today, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic background, love the resist technique and I love Donita and Scottydog's idea of using butterflies and flowers. Thank you for the great video

Love and hugs to everyone

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Such a stunning this morning . I love bright sunshine colours used for the background. I am going to pop the kettle on and watch the video.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful sunny card today, talk about cheer us up on this dull, wet and dismal day today.

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

Kate's Cards said...


Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Great technique for the background. I might be tempted to add some flowers to the card though.


Sue MacFall said...

What a useful layout this is and the background works so well. Thank you Sue

June Horrocks said...

I love this card sue the background is beautiful and the lovely colours you have chosen the sentiment is beautiful. Also
Thank you love always June Horrocks xxxxxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Just got in from night/morning shift so will watch the video later. Your card is beautiful I love the colours you've used.
Hugs x
Heather T

Stella Munn said...

Lovely card Sue. The colour combo is fab. Good one for the fellas. Thank you x

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a stunning background and beautiful colours. Will watch the video this evening.

Rolf xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Beautiful colours in the background. Thanks for your video.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. I am going to watch the video right now. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

What a bright and happy looking card today,
Love the resist technique and the colour would lift anybody’s mood it’s so cheerful and vibrant.

Hope you’re having a good day hugs Brenda XXX

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a beautiful card and resist backgrounds are so much fun. I am going to use the Julia die today but unfortunately not as fun as this one.
Everyone, have a great day. Can't decide what kind of day I'm having as my dog woke me up extra early and it hasn't sorted itself out yet.
Stephanie K

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card and the beautiful autumnal colours suit the leaves so well. Most non-crafters are intrigued by the resist technique and I think this one would keep them puzzling for ages. Thanks for the video and I shall look out for the actual leaves making an appearance soon.

Carmen-Dorothy - I do hope your cold is getting better, sometimes giving in to it is the only thing to do.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful video...love how this technique allows for making your own customized background cardstock....design and colors.

Beautiful card.

Jan D., FL

lindyloo12 said...

What a lovely card, the colour really pops!

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

I love this card, it has great dies, leaves and autumnal PP. What more could you want? Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue lovely card today & love the colour's the resist technique works so well. Really makes the leaves pop.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Sandra said...


Eunice said...

I love this card and I am so glad that I just ordered the leaves die!!! Love how you did the background, would never have thought of doing that!

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, I hope that I have more luck than yesterday. I loved the card and wrote quite a lot.....twice! But as soon as I got to 'publish your comment ', it would not send. Another beauty today. Loving the background technique. Hugs xx Pauline

Dawn Holben said...

I love the background on this, another fab technique of yours.
Thank you for another wonderful inspiration video. x

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fab card, love the background!
Rosemary xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous background Sue, fabulous card
Gr Karin

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card, haven't watched the video yet. Hope to do so later tonight
Margaret x

Squdge said...

Hi Sue. I recently found your blog ( a week ago) while waiting for surgery. I have been reading back and I have no words. Your cards are always stunning! So many different ideas and techniques! Brilliant! I love the colours on this card!

ursula said...

Another real amazing card Sue, love the background....thank you...luv Ursula xx

dmj said...

A lovely card today, Sue, the colours are great too!!!

Doreen x

CCM said...

Beautiful and cheerful card. Have these cascading leaves, love them.Thanks for the great video.
Frances - Thank you.
Hugs from 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

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow - love it. Pixies - well what can I say - my favourite x
This is such a fab technique and gives such a gorgeous result. Thanks for sharing x
Love to everyone specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Laura O said...

Fantastic card sue. Love the colours really bright. Laura O Springfield

Owlish said...

I think this a brilliant card love the colours and
What u done with the leafs off to watch the video now

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Love this one Sue,the colour's gorgeous & love the design
Best wishes
Karen M

sued99 said...

Great card. Hoping to catch up on the video shortly. X

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue, 🥇Award Winning Blog 2016
It’s A Late One This Evening, I’ve Watched This Particular Video Tutorial
Quite A Number Of Times, I Love The Tremendous Tips/Techniques
Famous Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Piercing Ruler 12”/30cm”
“Creative Expression Coconut White Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam “
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression A4 Sticky Adhesive Sheet”
“Creative Expression Self Adhesive Flat Backed White 3mm pearls”
“Creative Expression Pixie Powders Ancient Copper/Lava Red/Rich Gold/Burnt Orange/Straw Yellow”
“Creative Expression Fabulous Stamp Set For Sentiment”
“Rangers Jet Black Archival Ink Pad”
Famous Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨🥇Award Winning Cutting Dies 2017
“Sue Wilson’s Cascading Leaves Die Set” (From The Finishing Touches Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Julia Die Set” (From The Frames/Tags Collection 5 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Pierced Square Die Set A/B” (From The Noble Collection 10 Dies Each Die Set)
Sue, Tremendous Video, I Loved The Way You Created Your Background Also The Beautiful “Julia Die Set”
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

karenlotty said...

Fabulous card I do love two fers Off to watch video now

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you.

Latenight SandyH said...

Super card and another great way to use pixie powders. Lovely sentiment.
Take care everyone.

Jan.moogie said...

Love this technique Sue makes for an awesome card. Thanks for the tutorial its great. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Your background is gorgeous and its great that the leaves can now be used on another project. Xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, love the way you have created the background on this card. I think I will have to give it a try.
Great Video.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Awesome card design using pixie powders and lots of die cut leaves. Great video, thanks.

freedom99 said...

Hi sue sorry I'm not commenting like I used to but I've just not been well as I have fibromyalgia and lupus I'm often in a lot of pain but I've been following all your blog posts and of course watching your videos too. Loving all the cards you have been making x

SHARICA said...

Fantastic Card xxx