Monday, 27 January 2020

Happy Eveything!

Hello crafters!  Today's card is a bit of an experiment that I tried and really liked the results, however, it isn't something that you can make in a day!  I will explain.  I started with a piece of acetate and added drops of green, blue and violet crystal tints and a sprinkle of Midnight Marine Holographic Glitter to it.  I covered it with Cling Film and squished it all up so you can see all the interesting wrinkles.  I set it aside to dry and this is the part that takes awhile.  Since there is no card to absorb the product, it takes several weeks to completely dry.  Once dry the cling film is virtually cemented to the acetate though.  I did glue the entire piece to a piece of white card to bring out the colours in it.  It is definitely something you need to do and put in a drawer to dry way ahead of time, but the results are very pretty.  I added a thin black mat and another white mat to it.  For the focal element, I cut the Mallory die in white and added another one in black as a shadow.  I cut the Happy Everything sentiment in Cobalt blue and added a black shadow to it as well, then glued it in the centre of the card on a rectangle mat.  I cut the peacock from the Proud Peacock set and inked it with Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers distress oxides.  I cut about twenty extra feathers and inked them with those colours and a bit of Forest Moss on the tips then glued them into the open spaces on the peacock.  I dabbed a bit of glue on them and sprinkled them with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz for a bit of bling.I added the peacock to the side of the Mallory die. The card was completed with white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2"  x   8 1/4"  in size.   All for now. Sue x














































68 comments:

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Well they do say that good things come to those who wait. Your patience certainly paid off. What an amazing effect. It’s magical. Stunning card x
Happy Monday everyone (or should I say Happy Everything)!
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I'm quite hooked and addicted to the quicker pixie powder cling film technique and have a lot of backgrounds ready to use but this experiment sounds interesting my only problem all the drawers in my work space are full to bursting with craft items, if I added one more items it would fall to the back never to be seen again but it looks well worth the waiting as your sample is just gorgeous. Hope your day is a lovely day xxx

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is one that is worth waiting for.
Patience is a virtue.
Sue it is lovely, thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, what a fabulous background, well worth the wait. The peacock is brilliant with the glitz, need to try that. Have a great day everyone. Bx

hazel young said...

An amazing card Sue, love the background well worth the wait xx Hazel

Karen Drew said...

Stunning card. Love the background. Not sure I am patient enough to wait that long for it to dry though.
Luv
Karen xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card Sue love the colours used
Hugs
CraftyJacq
XX

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Just love the colours of the acetate and always love plastic wrap backgrounds. The Mallory is such a go to die and all in all a really lovely card,
Hugs
Muriel x

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
Such an amazing background and well worth the wait and I do like the peacock. Hugs xxx Pauline

Anonymous said...

Lovely effect, beautiful card - well worth the waiting time. Thank you.
Maggie France

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue beautiful card, great technique love the peacock and colours. Thank you Helen Terry xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous effect, but gosh would I have the patience, probably not.
Hugs Pixie Elf 24. Xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Amazing background Sue. Don’t think I would be patient enough for this technique.
Annette x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card,wonderful background,gorgeous colours.Well worth the wait.
Jan x

Denise Bryant said...

Wow... that background is awesome, and so are the die cuts! Fabulous card! Wondering about the tints you used, if they are re-inkers or alcohol inks? Since it look so long to dry, I am thinking re-inkers. A gorgeous effect! I can think of several ideas to use backgrounds like this, so I should do some experimenting!

Catherine Lyons said...

Amazing card Sue love the peacock and fab colour.
Catherine v94

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What an amazing technique for a background,though I am not sure I have the space for it. It might help if I got around to tidying it

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card & a stunning background.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Love the background, the colours are beautiful and the peacock sweet.

Barbara V

scrAPpamondo said...

Ooohhhh.... Amazing!!! Your background is SUPER!! I have to try his technique!!

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
An amazing background and fabulous peacock. Great card.
B xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
What a stunning card and background! I’m not sure if I’d have the patience to wait that long although the finished item looks well worth it.
Hugs x
Heather T

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x definitely worth the wait as the effect is beautiful x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, what an interesting background with clingfilm and tints. It certainly looks so different and worth the wait too. Lovely sentiment and dies xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, beautiful card and just love the background even though it does require patience! Must give it a try. Love Jean xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - the background is certainly well worth the wait - I really don't know how you come up so so many amazing ideas. The colours are perfect for the peacock too. A beautiful card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a very striking background. From the pictures it almost looks like it is shattered glass. Not sure if I would have the patience to wait that long before being able to use it though but if you are having a session of creating lots of backgrounds you could always make a few of these to set aside for later.

Lisbeth

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card!
Love the colours and the background :))

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & one that would certainly be worth waiting for. Yvonne xx

Handmade by Donna x said...

Morning Sue. This is just stunning I need to try this technique once I find somewhere to leave it to dry. I think I have seen you do it before either on TV or you tube. But it is fabulous and so is the card. Beautiful x Donna in Lancashire x

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.

An absolutely beautiful background and worth the waiting time for special friends and family.
I don't think it would be economic for those who sell their cards but not sure about that. I've never yet been able to get my head around the use of scrunched up cling film.Is it part of the finished project or not. I did try it once but that would be a whole new story.lol.
Have a great day.
Marie P.

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Those die are gorgeous. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue and also the colours
Gr Karin

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes,,, wow and another big wow this looks amazing, I did something like this years ago, and it took ages but was very satisfying once it was completed, gold star to you, would love to see this as a video as well.

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

Tressa said...

Well, it’s an experiment that certainly worked and one to be emulated. The background is gorgeous.

Teresa

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Wonderful background Sue. It reminds me of a glacier in ice....not that I have ever seen one...but this is what I imagine it to look like. Beautiful card Sue. I love the Peacock...but am holding back a little as I have just bought the rose lady silouhette die. Can't wait to use it. Thankyou. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this mornings. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
What a fantastic card this morning , the background is amazing with its stunning colours and sparkle. The effects you get from the cling creates a look like its a real feather. This would be a card for someone very special. I have only tried the caught in crystal effect with pixies and glitter on Acetate.
The peacock works beautifully with background and adding the hint of black really makes the design stand out.
Wendy

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

what a beautiful card and a stunning and breathtaking background.
I love it !!!.

Rolf xxx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
It’s certainly a very pretty card....not sure I’d be able to be patient for that long or have somewhere safe to leave it! But it really does give a lovely effect!!
Hugs
Sam
xxxx

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue it may take a little longer but we’ll worth it I love the peacock the colours are just beautiful thank you so much xx
Love always june horrocks xxxxxx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today, lovely technique and colours.

Sending love and Healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon MK
xxx

Jomada-Dawn said...

What an interesting new technique, and such lovely results. Works very well for this particular card.
Jomada-Dawn

Mau xx said...

Love the background, well worth the weight Sue.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A stunning background you created for this lovely card, well worth the wait

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

sued99 said...

It looks stunning though even if it did take ages. Gorgeous card. X

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A beautiful card and I love the background. Gorgeous colours and a great effect. Shame about the drying time though, but I suppose it will be a nice surprise once you revisit it and it’s dry!

Love Helen xxx

Rose in Chester said...

Wow Sue,
This background is Awesome. It's well worth the wait.
Hugs
Rose x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, an amazing background and your peacock is gorgeous. Both go to make a beautiful card.

Frances

Sandra said...

I think it was definitely worth the wait as the card is quite pretty!
Sandra Smith
Queen Creek

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

CCM said...

The card is lovely and the background is beautiful.It's well worth the wait.

Hugs from cold Toronto to you all,
Carmen-Dorothy

karenlotty said...

It’s lovely and I will definitely be trying this as I have some of the tints Thanks for explaining that it will take a long time to dry

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an interesting background technique. Definitely worth a go.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Pawprintx4 said...

I looked at this background and thought, hmm, something different with this one. I love the "cracked" effect you got using your experiment. I don't know if I have that much patience but you did a very interesting and beautiful background card which really compliments the pretty peacock die cut.
Thank you for sharing so much inspiration,
Stephanie K

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A truly beautiful card, the cracked effect is stunning, love all the peacock colours that you have used on this card Sue

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Suzzette Yandle said...

Lovely design with an interesting and wonderful background. A great result from your experiment for your background. I so like it when you experiment and share the results with us crafters. Your peacock is beautiful.

Scottydog said...

You certainly have lots of patience Sue & worth it to get such a stunning background, don’t know that I could be so patient! I just love the colour combination. Thank you Sue for the inspiration, one to try maybe?

Judy Hollers said...

Hi Sue, this is a WOW background! The colors are beautiful and the peacock is an excellent accent to this beautiful card. Thank you for teaching us a new technique. Hugs!

ursula said...

Very pretty colours achieved, another new technique, although I do use cling film for the other you have shown where the film is removed....a rather drawn out process unless you are having a day of creating backgrounds....thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

A long wait but so worth it to make such a beautiful card.
Doreen R

Marion Scott said...

Fabulous card Sue and the background is amazing, well worth the wait
Marion S x

Eunice Astle said...

Love this card Sue, the time it takes to make it is definitely worth it!!!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful post again... Congrats to all the launch winners.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue this is a beautiful card the background is stunning well worth the wait

Viki Banaszak said...

This is gorgeous! What a great background.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Another beautiful card creation. Those backgrounds you are sharing with us are truly stunning
Hope you are well Sue
You take care my friend
Theresa G

DeCor said...

I adore this card. I love my peacock die. Can't wait to try this one. The background is wonderful.