Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Tropical Background

Hello and welcome to the last day of the January die release blog launch!  We are beginning with the Tropical Background.  While this one was designed with the flamingos in mind, it can easily be used with so many other tropical themed cards I think!  In fact there are numerous die sets in my own line that will fit the bill!  Like all of my backgrounds, it does not have an outside cutting edge so you can give it a thin or thicker border depending on your needs.  I have inked through the die here to bring out some of the veins in the foliage and add a slightly darker edge to it as well.   I hope you will find so many reasons to use this one and tell me all about it in the comments!  See you back here at noon!  All for now. Sue x

101 comments:

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a brilliant background die, it is lovely.
the card and sentiment is beautiful too.
Take care and have fun Kitty Davies.

Steph Cotterill said...

Last day already but you've shown us some gorgeous new dies but I'm sorry Sue, this isn't a die I'd use, there are so many more that would prove useful to me but I know I'm going to see some amazing work made with this background. Will be back at 12pm and hope your day is a lovely day xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
I had my suspicions that this would be the next die you would share. It is exquisite. It looks amazing along with the flamingos but this will be such a versatile background. I love this x
Can’t quite believe it’s the final day - where did that time go? Well they do say time flies when you’re having fun and no one can deny that this launch has been fun - and so much more. Anyway it’s not quite over yet so I will be back soon x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a good start to the last day and what a great background die, love the variety of leaf shapes, and you could cut them out an layer some up. Love the card, fell in love with the flamingo set because of this sentiment. Have a good day all. Bx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, this is another die I had to have, it is gorgeous! When it is embossed the veins in the leaves really pop. Looks lovely cut in white too. Love Jean from Corsham xxx

hazel young said...

Wow, a fabulous card and die Sue, I think this will be a great back drop for any flower dies xx Hazel Y Nottingham

Karen Drew said...

Love a good background die. Gives you a great base for a card. This is one of my favourites as it is so versatile
Luv
Karen xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the start of the last day of the release, this background is perfect for our Aussie summer, really pretty and very useful. Matches perfectly with he flamingos,
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

My favourite so far - I love a nice square all over die. So many possibilities in my head already! Thank you.
Maggie France

Nancy Soetaert said...

Gorgeous background die! Love your tropical card, while here we can't see anything today...
Have a nice day
Nancy from Belgium

June Smith said...

Good Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what an amazing background, I love the way you have inked through the die to enhance the veins in the leaves and the outside to make it pop forward, another very useful die.

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

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful background & perfect for using whole or cutting the leaves separate. Great start to the last day of the releases. Yvonne xx

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome look for your card with this fabulous die! Love the flamingo die too!

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great start to the last day this die will make a super background for lots of flower dies too.
Jan x

Clai01 said...

Great leafy background and always great to use and to have it. x

SHartl said...

Oh, I love that this die cuts into the card front so you can make your outside border any size, or not even give it a border. This tropical design makes me long for summer vacation!

shartl cardmaker

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue I love this die its fabulous it will go with so many thinfs very club tropicanna. Thank you Helen Terry Bishop Auckland xxx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Brilliant die Sue x a perfect match for your flamingos and I think your previous beach dies would look amazing with this die too x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Amazing background die Sue.
Annette x

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card & a very useful background Die.

Michele

Catherine Lyons said...

Lovely background die i like this one .
Catherine v94

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great background die.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely background just like your other backgrounds
Up until now my favourite is the friendship die
Elizabeth Bennett

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous background die and so useful. The card is lovely too.

Barbara V

dj from kettering said...



Last day already, and what a lovely die to start
with!! Someone said (vonnie), cut out the separate
leaves, a good idea to make it more versatile,



Doreen x

sandyh said...

Beautiful background

sandyh(hull)

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue, I can see this die being useful in so many ways, and not just as a background.
Love seeing those cuts little flamingos too. Hugs xxx Pauline from Teesside

Karenladd said...

This is a wonderful background and the inking gives great dimension to your card. This die would look fabulous with so many different tropical images and dies, or even just garden themes.

karenladd

Marion Scott said...

God morning Sue, can’t believe it is the last day of your launch already. This background die is beautiful and works perfectly with the flamingos but I am not sure that I would use it that much
Marion S x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a great background die which could be used not only as a tropical one but anything flowery. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful, tropical background die to start off the last day of the launch,
I don't think you can have too many dies of this type as they can be used in so many ways,
Have a great day,
Marie P,

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, a good die for lots of card backgrounds. It will suit lots of occasions and useful as no border.xx CAE

Magic Maggie said...

this one is talking to me - definitely my favourite now. Can't wait for the next.

love

Magic Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)

Glennis F said...

Love this one, it goes so well with flamingos

glennis in nz

BenteS said...

Great background die, Sue!
Love the design :))

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Lovely card anx great background die I think this background would be good with any animal dies or dinosaurs as well as beach dies and flowers it will be very useful I love the sentiment too
Lynne L Haverfordwest

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning die and beautiful die Sue

Gr Karin

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Love this one as it is so detailed. There are so many different ways I can think of using a die like this, not just for tropical cards.

Lisbeth (from Beckenham)

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s an amazing background die. Your card is gorgeous.

Rolf xxx

June Horrocks said...

Your card is stunning sue so clever this back ground is so useful but with the birds it’s perfect thank you sue can’t believe it’s coming to an end this perfect launch
Love always june horrocks xxxxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. What an amazing background. Your sample is stunning. Usually by now on launches ... I have a favourite...but this time I love them all. Thankyou Sue. Someone is going to be very lucky. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning.Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

What a beautiful background, think this would be a go to die if it was in my stash.

Heather R Oxfordshire

lindyloo12Somerset said...

Another great card, and as you said Sue there would be lots of ways to use the background die

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card. That background die is just amazing. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

CarolT said...

A very versatile die and lovely card too xx

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

Hello Sue,
Love this background die, it's a useful backdrop for so many themes, it looks brilliant with your flamingos and I'm thinking it would compliment your cocktail Dies perfectly.
Tooth Fairy Jo. xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely,versatile background. It will go so well with many of your previous die collections

Babsbruciesbabe said...

Hi sue, another brilliant die from you,so many different themed cards to use this on. Babsbrucies babex

Pussycats said...

Hello Sue and all
May I just say WOW WOW WOW what a stunning background. I just love it , I know you said it was created to work with flamingos but I think it would be perfect to work with your cocktail glasses and monkeys . Also perfect to create backgrounds for them wedding cards for over seas. My head is buzzing now with ideas.
Wendy, Pussycats

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love your tropical foliage background Die and the fact that it’s square is even better, your card is lovely too. It’s going to be hard to go back to one post a day but all good things must come to an end

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Vi Wilkinson said...

Hi Sue, what a fab tropical card and colours for those gorgeous dies , oh dear these beauties' are never ending :) take care . Vi.xx

Jeannie said...

Hello Sue,
Love your foliage background, I'm seeing several beach/tropical birthday celebrations with this one.

Love Jeannie
Xx

Margaret R said...

A lovely square die, there have been some interesting dies in this release.
Margaret Rogers x

Handmade by Donna x said...

Morning Sue this background goes amazing with the flamingos ( super card to btw ) although I can see lots of other uses to and possibly snip some of the leaves out too. I think it could be very versatile x
Donna O in Lancashire x

Kirstie Black said...

This is just super for the flamingos. The card is amazing. Engineergirl x

Emily said...

Another great die, and card,Sue.
Hugs,emily67

Tres said...

Hi Sue. OOOOh what a beautiful Tropical Background Die !!! I really love your fab card to. It looks so lovely with those gorgeous, cute Flamingos !!! I love your leaf designs Sue. It does look great with the veins inked to. Something that I really do LOVE, is the fact that the die is square !!! Please don't stop designing square dies !!! Thank you Sue. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres x x x

Tres from Orpington x x x

Arlyn said...

Morning Sue, what a great card. I love the tropical background its really useful. A

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
What a wonderful background! So versatile and unusual! I love it!
Hugs
Sam Salter (snuffy snoo)
xxxxxxxxxx

Pawprintx4 said...

Flamingos and tropical plantings. I am ready for a trip to the beach. Love this die.
Stephanie K

CraftyJo said...

Love this background die :)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Wonderful background, and wonderful card.
Hugs
Rose

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Such fabulous tropical background!!! Really impressive and versatile!Perfect with other relate dies and also for fussy cut stamps!
Brilluant card, love the flamingo!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

I love this die, it's just gorgeous and versatile, too!
Sharon in Toronto

Tressa said...

A lovely background die for any occasion.

Teresa

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous background Die. Beautiful card xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Another great die and card. love Jean Z xxxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Great card and lovely die. It could be used for quick cards, but I’d you spend a bit more time inking and shading it would be really versatile.

Love Helen xxx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely background die and great card

Sending love and Healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon MK
xxx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Hi Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely background die and great card

Sending love and Healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon MK
xxx

Karen K said...

Hi Sue
Lovely unique background. Very useful.
Love
Karen in Telford xx

Jayona said...

Another super background.

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Great background and whilst described as tropical so suitable for all sorts of projects and so snipable as well. Love it

ursula said...

Wow, this is a busy die, but it looks amazing....love the card...luv Ursula from Verwood xx

Viki Banaszak said...

This is such a beautiful background.

Rosie said...

Fabulous back ground Sue and those flamingoes go perfect with the card..
Love Rosie from Chorley..xxx

Janet in Menston said...

Gorgeous background die, it looks wonderful on your card with the flamingos.

Janet Wilson in Menston

Suemac said...

Glorious background

Kim S said...

Fabulous background, could b used a stencil too

sued99 said...

A fabulous background die. A fabulous card too.x

Anonymous said...

What a great idea to have several types of leaves as a background. I also like how this die could also be split by snipping into and cuts down on how many dies you have to put through your machine. WakeyL

Sheila Barns said...

Lovely to have a background like this, so useful.

CCM said...

Pretty card and Tropical Background.

Hugs from cold Toronto to you all,
Carmen-Dorothy

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
I can’t believe this is the final day of this fantastic release.
Gorgeous card and a great background die.
XOXO,
ROBIN FROM RIVERSIDE

Jomada-Dawn said...

This is another winner Sue - and you've made it extra special by inking through the die, great idea, it looks fab!
Jomada-Dawn

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!!!!
Amazing background die.

Barbara in Carnwath

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Well this one does make an amazing background. I love a nice background and yours is right up my street
You have certainly outdone yourself with this collection Sue. Brilliant
You take care my friend
Theresa G

DeCor said...

Wonderful background. Another fun card. This is a fab selection of dies.

ang said...

Fabulous background die love it Angela jervis

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a wonderful background die, so many possibilities with this one.
I could just imagine a wild animal poking it's head through the leaves.

Eunice from Edmonton said...

Sue I love,love love your Tropical background die!!! Again thinking outside the box!

Maria said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful background for plenty of cards. A lovely card
hugs Maria from Sweden x

Cards Books and Babies said...

Love this background and so versatile!
Kathryn Jane on Facebook
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Susan Foster Croydon said...

Such a wonderful background! Useful for animals and flowers!
Susan Foster

Sandra said...

The tropical leaves are a wonderful idea. I have nothing in my die collection so this would be a great addition. I don’t have flamingo dies either so having the combination will stretch me to create a concept I don’t ordinarily try.
Sandra Smith
Queen Creek

AndreaH said...

Wow inking through the die is a brilliant idea, one I haven't thought about. I can see my monkies hanging about in this too. Fab card. Really love the sentiment too. Thank you for all the inspiration this week. Xxx

Jackie Durrant said...

Great background die but useful that it can be cut into xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Fabulous mix of foliage
Doreen R

lritchie said...

Beautiful topical cover die Sue, just lovely!

Lori from Canada

ahappycrafter50 said...

A lovely background die.
Jan
Northampton

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The Tropical background is beautiful!
Véronique L