Monday, 10 December 2018

Happy Birthday Wild Thing

Hi bloggers!  I have a lovely, serene African Animal card to share with you today.  I started with the background and used Lava Red, Burnt Orange and Straw Yellow Pixie Powders on a piece of coconut white card.  I spritzed them with water to activate and then covered them with a piece of plastic wrap.  I scrunched it up, creating some lovely wrinkled areas and left it to dry overnight.  I removed it in the morning and it pulled much of the mica up into the wrinkled areas for a really pretty pattern (you can see it nicely in some of the close up pics).  Next I cut a square frame using the Double Stitched Square die set and added mounting foam to the back.  I cut a circle out of the centre die from the Eliza to use as a sun and attached it in the corner of the square, then added it to the centre of the card.  I cut the two giraffes from the African Animal die set out of black card and glued them inside the frame.  Next I cut several of the African trees from the African Adventure set in the different sizes and glued them around the top of the frame.  I added the grass to the lower edge then cut the sentiment and glued it in place between the grass and the frame.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x










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62 comments:

Kitty Davies said...

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

Steph Cotterill said...

A new week and a gorgeous start. It has to be said Sue, Is there anything you can't do ? As soon as this sample loaded my initial thought was "wow this woman has so much talent" not only do you design the most wonderful dies, you are a true artist, this could be a canvas painted by some professional wildlife artist, it's just brilliant. Your inspiration is never ending and I for one wouldn't enjoy crafting like I do if it wasn't for you, thank you xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing result with the plastic wrap! Love the design with those lovely silhouettes!

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card,love the background you have made with plastic wrap.

Netty The Runner said...

Absolutely wonderful Sue, you come up with the most wonderful ideas. Thank you for your inspiration..
Annette x

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx Hazel

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue such a great background and I love how you have shown just how to achieve this. You are a clever lady with your ideas. The rest of the card is fabulous too xx

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue, love the effect of the cling wrap on the pixie powders.
Marion S x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
May I say WOW what a stunning serene African style card this morning . Everything on the design of card works beautifully together and the background is amazing
Crafty hugs to all, Wendy

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card with a great background, the colours are gorgeous. X

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A fabulous card, love the background.
B xx

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card & the background is perfect for the image & sentiment you have used.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

Love how you have done the background Sue and as you say the serenity of the card. The sentiment really makes me smile. Thank you, stay warm and well.xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Brilliant card this morning. The background is gorgeous and I love the giraffes.

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a striking beautiful card today with lots of meaning, would love to see this in real life.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a stunning card and the background is beautiful. Just love the sentiment too. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, well, this card is just amazing, the background is stunning, I have the Africa dies on my wishlist, just need to prompt Santa again. Have a great day everyone. Bx

karenlotty said...

This is so clever in lots of ways I love the way you’ve created the background- a definite one to try and the way you’v Added a smallish frame for the focal element meaning you can create a bigger card Adding the trees etc are not in perspective to the background but boy it so works
Thank you for the inspiration xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a Stunning card today, really love the colours and contrast

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all

Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
An amazing card this morning with the beautiful background you have created.
Lesley S x

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. This is so lovely Sue.....and it has a quietness about it..... like you are right there in the middle with the animals. I love it. This set was in my little local craft shop at the weekend...... I was tempted to get it ...... wish I had now. Maybe I will see what Santa leaves me. Lol. Thankyou Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds Bradford

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
WOW! I'm so pleased you've given me another idea for using your African themed dies as I'm using them for my family birthday cards for 2019.
The background reminds me of sunsets seen on my visits to Africa and I must give your technique a try. Love the idea of the small frame showcasing the giraffes. Hugs xx Pauline

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card! I love your African collection.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Suemac said...

Amazing card.

gwen70 said...

Stunning card x

Anne said...

Gorgeous card, Sue. I will have to try that trick with the pixie powders.

Anne (Northampton)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful background and gorgeous dies. hugs MERRY BERRY 2 xxx

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning all.
What a wonderful way to start the week Sue. I bought this die a while ago as I have 2 Grandchildren in South Africa and 3 of my children lived there for up to 20 years. While I was working I went there to visit every 2 years so you can imagine the memories evoked by this beautiful card. Thank you so much for your continued inspiration.
Hugs.
Marie P.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, I like the way you have framed he giraffes.
Lydia
x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card that makes us dream of skies like the background you have created. I can't decide if it is sunrise or sunset, either way it is beautifuI. I love the trick of the central frame and the wild animals are brilliant.

Frances

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful Giraffes.Yvonne xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Absolutely stunning x
Happy Monday everyone x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely all occasion, any gender card
Doreen R

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, love this card so peaceful . love Jean Z xxxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful silhouette card, love the background and thanks for telling us how to do it

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Gorgeous background to the giraffe silhouettes.

ursula said...

Beautiful beautiful card, reminds me of home in Africa.....I have all this set and just love it, thank you Sue for the beautiful inspiration....luv Ursula xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Tressa said...

The background really makes this beautiful card.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

What a lovely scene you have created. Beautiful card. Love from Jackie xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, gorgeous card, just love the background, so bright and looks very African! Love Jean xxc

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
another stunner, and the background is fabulous.
Hugs, Rose

CCM said...

A lovely special card for a special wild person. Lovely background too. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssssssssss Sue
Gr Karin

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely. Xxx

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue this is so beautiful I love it the giraffe 🦒 is my favourite I love them thank you so so much sue sorry I’m late but I wouldn’t miss this
Love always June horrocks xxxxxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I love what you have done to create the background and I can clearly see how the wrinkles in the plastic wrap have pulled the mica up to form the veins. I must have a go at this one, thanks for sharing yet another technique to add to our crafty arsenal.

Lisbeth

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Love this card! A picture within a stunning picture it's gorgeous,
Thank you for the inspiration
Best wishes
Karen M

sued99 said...

Love the card although I’m not too sure about the sentiment.-

Pawprintx4 said...

Wonderful card and the background is stunning. I have a friend we used to call "Wild Thing" (remember the old song?) so it would rattle her cage a bit now. I love the animals too.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x a beautiful background against the silhouette of your amazing dies x I love how you have framed them too, a great idea x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card the scene & background are beautiful

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
WOW WOW WOW
I Love Today’s Card I Love The Magnificent Background
Also The Magical Cutting Dies You’ve Used To Create This
Exceptional Card Thank You For Sharing........................
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

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful card Sue. Love the textured Pixie powder background and adore giraffe. Love it xx

Littlelamb said...

A beautiful card Sue. Thank you.

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, love the background colours they are stunning.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Suzzette Yandle said...

The scrunched up plastic wrap gives a fantastic texture to the pixie powdered background. And the pixie powder colors that you used are perfect for the African safari look. The giraffes look so good forefront to the pp background. Wonderful masculine card design for one or more men in my family. Always a plus in my book.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Everything about this card is fabulous ! The background, love the glad wrap feature, the giraffes and trees, the frame and the sentiment. I have yet to use my African sets and this is just the inspiration I needed - as soon as Christmas is sorted, just a couple of specials I overlooked to finish off. Christmas cards are my favourites to make but am now itching to use other sets and start on birthdays.
Hugs
Muriel x

Scottydog said...

Oh dear, sorry I forgot to comment on this card which I likee very much. Thanks Sue.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue

Love this card. Beautiful. Very tasteful for to send to male or female.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
This is my all time favourite cards love doing these safari cards
OWLISH Xx

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Love this card it's so elegant and the person's receiving this would absolutely love it! I know I would

Di Di from broadstairs Kent