Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Just Wanted To Say

Hello bloggers!  I have been having more fun with the negative die cuts here!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and used Lava Red, Straw Yellow and Burnt Orange Pixie Powders all over it.  I spritzed them with water to activate the powder and allowed them to dry naturally.  Next I used the Flora die to cut out four of them on another piece of coconut white card.  You have to start with a full sized piece of card for this technique or you will lose parts of your negative design otherwise.  Make sure the die does not overlap other cut out areas when you are laying it out to cut, just get them as close as possible to each other.  Once finished, glue the background piece to the negative cut out piece and trim down to the size you want.  Cut a diagonal line and then cut another one approx. 1 1/2" apart from it, but even with it.  Add mounting foam to the top and bottom pieces to raise them.  Reassemble them on another piece of card with the diagonal channel area recessed between them.  Cut the mini expressions in black and add them to the top and bottom areas of the card.  Complete the card with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  8" in size.  All for now,
Sue x





















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78 comments:

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

It's always fun to play with the dies and you have done just that and created a really interesting and colourful card. I particularly like the diagonal channel across the middle.

Enjoy your day Sue

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

TDQ Karen said...

Love the use of dies and pixie powders you always get a unique look

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
How clever this card is.I love the diagonal channel.Must try this.
Jan x

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. This is quite an unusual layout but shows us that all your needs is 1 die to create something different, I can imagine just how stunning this sample is in real life with those fantastic pixie powders popping out from such a pretty negative die cut. Looking forward to the queen of backgrounds showing off how to make the most of your Stained Glass die collection, little black box all set up ☺
Hope you have a great day whatever you're up to xx

Jan.moogie said...

Am playing with this die myself in my spare moments but haven't come up with anything as awesome as this Sue, love it. Thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, such a lovely channel card with colourful pixie powders.
Going away for a few days so might be absent. Not sure about Wi-Fi where I am going but hope to be able to at least check-in to see your daily cards
Marion S x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what an awesome card, love the idea of the recessed piece. Definitely one I will try, especially as I love my pixie powders. This die is on my wish list along with many others. Have a great day everyone. Bx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow this is super duper, and just using the 1 die with the pixie powders, - any chance you could do a you tube of this please, it is amazing.

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

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, wonderful card made from using the negatives. The pixie powders add a lovely touch.

Barbara V

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card made from the negative. Love the colours.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
We can always rely on you to come up with some fabulous ideas and techniques! I love how you've made today's card it's really pretty and such a fabulous idea.
Hugs x
Heather T

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.

Wow what a brilliant card, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Really original ideas today, love the channel and that particular combination of pixies is so pretty. I don't have that particular die but thinking of the "girls" and thinking they would work,
Hugs
Muriel x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card! Just love this card design and the gorgeous Pixie powder colour combination. Debra x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Sorry Sue only a short post this morning as we are away on our holiday.
I love the flora die ....one of my favourites.I use it quite a lot..... And I am definitely going to mark this sample to my favourites for when I get back home. Thankyou for sharing Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone on this beautiful Turkish morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue x xhazel

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Amazing card this morning with a such a different style using negatives. The colours created from the Pixie powders work beautifully together for this design.
Sending crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card. I love the channel, very different.
B xx

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue what a clever idea and so effective. Love from Jackie xx

Jan Sayer said...

This is a fabulous idea - definitely one to try. The card looks great.
Jan
Northampton

Jan Sayer said...

This is a fabulous idea - definitely one to try. The card looks great.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
I love your idea of using the negatives from the lovely Floral die.
Placed again the vibrant Pixie Powdered paper this card looks fabulous!
Lesley S x

CraftyCoffey said...

Stunning card, really lovely.

Michele

BenteS said...

Great card with beautiful colours :))
Love this way of using the dies.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, what a fun way to use your dies! Great card, love the pixie powder background. Love Jean xxx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I do like the design and structure of this card.

Last comment ever for me from Kettering (showing Poole on your live feed pane)l. Next one will be (BT permitting) Sale which sometimes shows Massachusetts for some obscure reason.... who knows how Google or whatever picks up locations for live feeds.

Teresa

Chris Curry said...

Lovely card Sue, one of my favourite dies. I keep forgetting to use it as a negative, must do that. Have a lovely day. Xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really different card today and I think this technique really works. There is so much detail that you really don't need to add anything else.

Lisbeth

Anne said...

I will have to check out my dies to see if I have one suitable for this very effective technique. A great card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today love the colours but I love all the pixie powders, I would love to see how you made this one as always playing with my pixie powders.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

karenlotty said...

Lovey idea plus you have the die cuts still to use The colours of Pixie Powders look amazing too I tend to go for contrasting colours I must must try tonal colours

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

So bright and colourful, full of interest with that diagonal channeling but would work equally well as a flat piece as the Pixies give so much to the overall design...

Izzy

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
This is pretty!
Love Marg

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Anonymous said...

Wow, didn't know you could make so many different cards by using the negative of just 1 die, but that's why I'm such a fan of yours. I love the versatility of your dies and yesterday it was my Birthday and I had lots of your new dies, can't wait to start playing with them. Hugs. WALES FOR EVER. xxx

gwen70 said...

Wow Sue stunning, just my sort of colours, love it

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, clever use of the die, wish I had just half of your imagination.
Lydia
x

Diane King said...

Lovely bright card. Interesting use of the did xx

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A amazing card today using the negative & the beautiful colours of pixie powders used really makes the card pop. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

This is wonderful, negative is not always bad! This is a useful die and lends itself to so many techniques.

Heather ROxfordshire

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love the Card. love Jean Z xxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, I love this die and use mine often, but have never thought to use Pixi powder as my background ( It’s now on the To Do list)
Hope you’re having a good day, hugs Brenda XXX

Donita Naylor said...

You get so much more from Pixies than I can. When I use them, they make everything look like they have a pox.

I'm not as wild about the channel, but I wonder how the card would look if you used all negatives but one raised

Best to all,

Donita

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue lovely card with such a clever use of the negative of the Floral die I love the colour combinations of the pixie powders I have this die so must give this one a go

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Another different inspirational technique from you with lovely colours using pixie powders.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A clever card using the negatives and pixie powders. I have bought this die, but only used the positives so far. Thanks for the reminder I can use both.

Wales for ever....Happy belated birthday for yesterday. Hope you had a good day, I think you did with new dies for presents. X

Love Helen xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
What a fabulous card. Love the pixie colours and Flora is one of my all-time favourites (It'll come out for Xmas as well)..
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card and such a clever idea with the negative of Flora, I don't have her yet but high on my wish list

Happy belated birthday to Wales forever, enjoy playing with all those new dies

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Kate's Cards said...

Love the colours!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Another fantastic use of the negative Sue x it looks great with the pixies x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Anonymous said...

Very pretty...great design.

Jan D., FL, USA

julie laz said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card love the colours, can’t wait for your show’s today, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

Sue MacFall said...

Brilliant use of the negative die cut - the colours are great too.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Sue

Gr Karin

Pauline Austen said...

Panic,panic! Reading a couple of today's comments, I thought that I had missed your show so I logged off and onto Hochanda only to find that your dies are on Today's special. Phew! All recording done.
Lovely card today but will have to print the instructions off and have a practise with the technique. I love Flora die and it's amazing how many different ways it can be used. Definitely value for money. Hugs xx Pauline

Pawprintx4 said...

A wonderful card today...perfect Pixies and negatives...love getting a twofer out of your dies. I do love the channel. My group has been into dropping letters or raising them lately so they blend into the background. All in all, a great card for a try out. Have to watch Julia later and see what tips & tricks that lady has for us.
Everyone, hope you are having a sunny, beautiful day,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is such a different card, I'm loving the colours and also how you have created this.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

CraftyJo said...

Very nice indeed 😀

Clai01 said...

fantastic card. x

ursula said...

Most unusual idea, it looks great and quite simple....thanks Sue....luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card. I think this is such a clever idea, it looks so effective. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sue, you are so clever! Love those pixie powders - even when I forget to wear gloves.

Littlelamb said...

A lovely card today. Thank you Sue. Must get my Pixie Powers out again. Found one I had lost yesterday. So must try it.

lovestamping said...

Nice to try something different for me. Thanks





Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Oh wow - popping pixies. This is bright and cheery. Really unusual - love it x
Wales forever - happy birthday for yesterday x
Going to make a cuppa then settle down, feet up and watch Julia x
Sending lots of love to all specially missing friends x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

sued99 said...

Love the bright colours and the way you’ve used the negative part from the die. X

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
I just wanted to say ... I love it. Love the design and the colors. So bright and cheerful.It’s a must try! Thanks for this great idea.

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
Carmen-Dorothy

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!!! Amazing card!!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, sorry I'm late it's been one of those days again. I love today's card, so bright and vibrant (unlike me at the moment lol) and I know I've said it before but Flora is so pretty and you have shown us several beautiful samples with her as the star of the show. I just love the way you can use both the positive and negative to great advantage.

WALES FOR EVER - belated Happy Birthday for yesterday, I'm sure you had a good day having received lots of precious metal among your gifts :-)

Frances

Eunice said...

Very striking card Sue, love how you have used the Flora die and all it's adaptations!

Latenight SandyH said...

Gorgeous card using the negatives and pixies. Must try this combination of Pixie Powders, the effect you've achieved is lovely.
WALES FOR EVER, belated birthday wishes.
Take care everyone.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

What an interesting take on a horizontal channel card. I've got to try this one for sure. The background is stunning done with my favorite pixie powders colors. A real feast for the eyes today.

Beverly

DeCor said...

Saw this card on Hochanda. Thanks for it today so know how you made it! It's a really bright and cheerful design.

Marie P from Longridge said...

Hello there Sue.
I love this card and it's beautiful colours. I still haven't tried the Pixie Powders and I now have 9 different colours so I really don't have an excuse do I?
I had just managed to get Hochanda on my PC and was looking forward to the use of Pixie Powders on the stained glass presentation when my carer turned up so I missed most of the show.
I'm missing Sam's comments and hope she is on holiday and not off sick.
I am going on holiday this coming Sunday and will not be doing all of my daily comments. One of my Daughters has a villa in Fuerteventura so that's where I will be for a couple of weeks.
I will certainly comment when I can.
Love to all.
Marie P.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love the post and a fab way to use the dies differently...

Dawn Holben said...

OOH my favourite technique, pixie powders lol
I just love using them and really like how they look against the negative of the die.
Will have to try this x

Fikreta said...

Its so nice card.
hugs