Monday, 17 June 2019

Happy Birthday


Hi crafters!  I have used the Alice Triple Layering die here to create an offset ombre background.  I cut the top layer of the Alice die in white, Arctic Blue, Sky Blue and Bluebell.  I cut a piece of white card and added a sticky adhesive sheet to it.  I peeled the backing paper off then laid down my Alice dies in the colour listed, slightly offsetting each one.  For the remaining exposed areas of adhesive, I added Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz for a bit of bling.  Next I used the Spiral Pearl Flowers and layered them up with white on top, powder pink in the middle and Old Rose as the base colour.  I formed the petals to give a bit of dimension and seated them in the corner with white leaves as accents around them.  I cut a couple of Splendid Swirls in white and added them to embellish the florals.  I cut the Happy Birthday Shadowed sentiment in Powder Pink card and added it to a white shadow then glued it in the upper portion of the card.  The card was completed with white, old rose and Arctic blue mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4" x  6 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x







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83 comments:

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Alice certainly has many strings to her bow, you've given us another beautiful start to our week. I've seen Alice used so differently on our/your fb group and some gorgeous cards have been made and I can only imagine that those recipients of the cards have been thrilled and amazed. A bright pretty sample for a bright sunny Monday. Hope your day is equally bright and sunny xxx

I want to thank you so much for your lovely messages yesterday I was really touched. When I mentioned your kindness to Andy (my keeper) lol named by a blog friend he too said "how lovely to think people we don't know can be so kind a thoughtful " So a big thank you from us both" I had a dietastic day lol xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a stunning card this morning. Lovely background and I love the sparkly bits. The flowers are gorgeous and all the colours look amazing together.

Barbara V

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Wow a very pretty card, thank you.
Guess what it has stopped raining and the sun is out.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a brilliant card, the die cuts look so different offset like that, and the pale pastel colours are so pretty. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Morning Sue
Yes another WOW card.I simply love the pastel colours and the flowers.
Have a good day.
Jan x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, really lovely card to start another week off with. Love Jean xxx

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and very pretty x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
What amazing card to start the week of with , the way you have off set Alice with layers of colours gives such a different look. In true Sue Wilson style you have finished the card with beautiful flowers and finishing touches.
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

Sunset Bay said...

So gorgeous Sue xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

cr@fty said...

Good. Morning Sue
Beautiful card! I love the triple layering dies they are so versatile, you can change the look completely just by using different colours in each layer. The flowers are gorgeous and finish off your card perfectly.
Hugs x
Heather T

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, what a stunning card. I do like the way in which you have off set Alice and those shades of blue are lovely. I promised myself that I wouldn't buy anymore card until I'd used up most of my card stash, but your latest colours including the rose pinks etc are so pretty, so I might just have to break it.
Have a good week. Hugs xx Pauline

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very clever way of using Alice, one that I wouldn't have thought of myself. Such a pretty card.x

Anne said...

Beautiful card, Sue. Love the way you have used Alice.

Anne (Northampton)

Chris Curry said...

A pretty and gentle card Sue. I have Alice and this is another idea for using her. Thank you, have a good day xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Gorgeous card today, really lovely.

Michele

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the shades of blue
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely combination of colours. Very pretty card Sue, as always. WakeyL

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card and colours.
B xx

stitchingranny said...

A beautiful card and die too. I now have Alice in my paws but have only used her once so far. I need to try doing this method now. I liked her because I thought she would make a very plain background or a very fancy one therefore making for lots of use.


Hugs Helen xxx

ahappycrafter50 said...

What a lovely background effect. Beautiful card.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what an absolutely stunning card, the background and flowers are just amazing. Completely fallen in love with this combination.
YvonneMayxx

BenteS said...

Great background, and I love the flowers :))

TDQ Karen said...

Great to see this background lookslovely

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Alice in all her glory, fabulous card. Love the colours and flowers too
Hugs
Muriel x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, love the Alice die.
Lydia
X

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card, must say I love the Alice die xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Beautiful card Sue. Alice looks really different this morning...all dressed up in her pastel colours.. lovely idea on layering it up as well. Those flowers look gorgeous too. Thankyou. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue so pretty ,I love the flowers too and the colours are gorgeous Vi X

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Fabulous card Alice is certainly beautiful I have this die but havent had time to use her yet I love the colours of blue you've used

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh I do like this one, and yes I have the Alice die, looks amazing, got to try this one out. xx

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

Netty The Runner said...

Such a pretty card Sue, lovely soft colours.
Annette x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I don't have the Alice die yet,you are making it so difficult to choose which dies to opt for when I go to the NEC craft show at the end of the month

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card. love Jean Z xxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
A gorgeous card to start the week. I love the pastel colours you have used giving the card a true Sue Wilson look.
You always make the flowers look so easy so maybe I should have one last try.
Hope you are well and happy Sue.
Hugs.
Marie P.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue this is a beautiful card. I love the flower arrangement and the pretty delicate colours of pink xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
A really beautiful card to start the week.
The Alice die looks lovely layered up like this in those wonderful pastel colours.
Lesley S x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue like Ann said Alice looks fantastic seeing her in all her glory I love this die use it a lot your card is awsum
Thank you love june Horrocks xxxxxxx

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those dies are gorgeous and the colours are beautiful. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your beautiful Alice triple layering dies & your colour combination that you have used. I love your spiral pearl flowers too but then I love all your flowers as they are very realistic. Yvonne xx

June Horrocks said...

Belated congratulations Steph and Andrew I’m sure you had a lovely day xxxxxxx 61for is this yearxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
I am just catching up reading your Blog and hope you don’t mind if I leave a message for Steph!

“Belated Congratulations to Steph Cotterill and her Husband on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary yesterday.
I hope you had a lovely day!🍾”

dj from kettering said...


I really love this card, bar the colours and
it would fit any occasion,


Doreen x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful post, love the colours used and the ombre effect with the Alice background.

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Beautiful card, the pastel shades work so well.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Simply stunning x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a pretty card. Lots of sparkle and gorgeous flora spray

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love the use of the geometric style of the Alice die alongside the organic shapes of the flowers and swirls and I love the sparkle too.

Lisbeth

Crafty Cruiser said...

Beautiful card. Change the colours and remove the flowers and voila, a Male card!
Doreen R

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Alice looks lovely in all the layers of different shades of blue, beautiful card

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue such a nice design and pretty colours xx

CraftyJo said...

I like the way you've stacked 'Alice' to form the background.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a clever 3D effect using just one of Alice's dies and I love the ombre look of those shades of blue.

Frances

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card using the Alice background in another new way. Lovely colours and flowers too.

Steph and hubby, glad you had a good day, and some new dies....x

Love Helen xxx

Sandra said...

This card is sooooo pretty! I'm especially loving the fun flowers!

Scottydog said...

Well I’ve known for some time that I NEED Alice, but I’ve also decided I NEED those flowers, they look lovely. A beatiful card to start the week, thank you Sue.

Pawprintx4 said...

I agree with Scottydog....Need Alice and the flowers.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Tressa said...

Lovely card. I think the background is great.

Teresa

Eunice Astle said...

Wow such an interesting background with the Alice die.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the background you have created with Alice is wonderful x your flowers finish the card perfectly x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

ursula said...

Wow, very pretty.....just love the background....luv Ursula xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card Sue fab design
Gr Karin

CCM said...

Lovely card and lovely soft colors.Thank you, Sue, for sharing another way to use the Alice Triple Layering die. Beautiful.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card,a little bit different with lovely colour's & beautiful spray of flowers,I think Alice is one to look out for!
Best wishes
Karen M

Aremgee said...

So different. So lovely. So inspirational. Thank you.

June Ballenger said...

Beautiful card Sue I have this die and it is just great to use xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is gorgeous !! I love how you have offset the die-cuts, so effective.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so amazing! I love how you off set the background.

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow love this card. Those spiral pearl flowers are beautiful. I made them with different colour vellum and they are gorgeous. Hugs CAFE LATTE. xxx

jenny Briggs said...

Very preety card

sued99 said...

Such a stunning card. I love how you have used Alice. X

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing use of Alice ans Spiral Pearl Flowers!!! LOVE this design!!!

Betty McAlister said...

I do like this gorgeous card using the offset Alice dies. A fabulous idea. Thank you Sue for your wonderful inspiration xx

Arlyn(O) said...

Evening Sue, Beautiful card and love the way you used the Triple Layer Alice. A

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card I love how you’ve used the Alice die and that little pop of pink really sets it all off

Craftychris said...

This is awesome! Love the squared background - looks amazing. xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is fabulous, and I shall try this, the Alice die is wonderful and so versatile......
Hugs
Rose

Nancy Soetaert said...

Lovely done with your background. Those flowers are sooooo beautiful!
Nancy

Suemac said...

A beautiful card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the ombré background.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Laura O said...

Beautiful card sue really pretty. Laura O Springfield

Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, What a beautiful card and colours, those flowers are gorgeous. Vi X

Helen Terry said...

Hi sue gorgeous card i have just ordered these dies! Thank you Helen xxx