Monday, 3 February 2020

You Make Me Smile

Hi crafters!  I started this one with a look into my background stash and pulled out a Pixie powdered background.  I used Midnight Blue, Lava Red and Emerald Green Pixie Powders to create this background.  Next, I cut the Plumage Background twice out of white card.  I nipped around the edge so just the feathery sort of look was exposed and attached it to the background with foam.  On the other one, I nipped further into the design, this time I left more of a smaller circle design and layered it up in the middle with foam.  I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a circle die.  I inked around the edge with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and added it to the middle with foam.  I stamped several Cosmos Flower stamps in black and cut them out with the matching dies.  I used Salty Ocean on the ends of the petals to add some colour before assembling them.  I added the flowers in opposite corners with white leaves as accents.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7"  x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x








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55 comments:

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx Hazel

Jan on the Fosse said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful background colours and lovely flowers on today's card.
Jan x

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. What a brilliant way to use the plumage background. I really love how intricate the whole sample is and your Cosmos flowers look gorgeous. Whatever your plans enjoy your Monday xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
It looks like a completely different die - absolutely ingenious. I always try and have a little guess as to what you have used before I read your blog. This threw me slightly! Such a fabulous way of ‘reinventing’ the Plumage Background. Of course it goes without saying that the Pixied background is stunning. Gorgeous card x
Happy Monday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a beautiful card, it is amazing what a snip here and there can do.
Thank you Sue.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, wow, love the way you gave cut into the plumage die, makes it look so different! Love the pixie powder background and flowers too. Love Jean xxx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Just love the pixie powders that you have used in the background piece, the colours are fabulous together. The plumage die looks so different and of course the favourite cosmos flowers look so sweet with their pretty coloured tips too.
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card this morning. The pixie powder background is so pretty and the colours lovely. The plumage die looks amazing with the trimming you have done too.

Barbara V

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning and love the explosion of colours you have created from the pixie powders . The plumage background just works beautifully on this sample .
Crafty hugs to all , Wendy

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely bright and colourful creation today. Use my pc is being repaired so only have small tablet to use.

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

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful card and the plumage background looks fabulous snipped, a completely different look to the die cut
Marion S x

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card, and I just love the colours for your background :))

CraftyCoffey said...

Great card, love the background.

Michele

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue.
What a wonderful start to the day."You make me smile" is a wonderful sentiment and the Pixie Powdered background is one of your best. Everything about the card is noteworthy. Thank you for the inspiration.
Matie P.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is so different,how do you manage to come up with such amazing ideas. I love everything about it

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great idea.
B xx

Suemac said...

Beautiful sample

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x I love how you have snipped into the plumage die , it looks like a totally different die x the background colours are beautiful and the cosmos flowers are really pretty with the coloured tips x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

dj from kettering said...




That die looks completely different, snipped away like
that,



Doreen x

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhhh wow what a difference a snip or two makes. I love it. Looks like a completely different die. Beautiful background and lovely sampLe. Thankyou Sue. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone who needs them this morning. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is just amazing- just love what you do with your die cuts, this one is beautiful. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, another reminder to cut into dies and make something unique. Love the pixie colours and flowers too xx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Just my sort of thing today. Love this die as it is so delicate and what a difference it makes when you snip into it which is something I always forget that you can do.

Lisbeth

gwen70 said...

Absolutely stunning xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue This card is really beautiful the plumage background die used this way is so different it's lovely

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
You had me at pixie powder, they make such stunning backgrounds and no two are ever the same. Love how you’ve made the plumage background Die look so different

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely card, I really must treat myself to the cosmos flowers.
Lydia
X

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card sue the background is so lovely perfect to show off the beautiful flowers a must have die
Love always june horrocks xxxxxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,
What a FABULOUS card. Love the feathery effect which shows up beautifully against the pretty background. Just when I thought that I didn't need any more flowers, you've proved me wrong. You naughty person lol. Hugs xxx Pauline

Hunnymummy54 said...

Good Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful card today using my favourite pixie powders and gorgeous die

Sending love and Healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all
Love
Sharon MK
xxx

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
An exquisite card today, I love how you snip into your die cuts & create beautiful creations. Love your Cosmos flowers too. Yvonne xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Absolutely gorgeous and love the colours of the background.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Back home after a lovely break and lots to catch up on!
A gorgeous card, I love everything about it!
Lesley S x

CraftyJo said...

Love that background - find the whole card a bit fussy for my liking but I can see the appeal for many :)

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous card, the pixied b/grd and the die. I must try and nip around my b/grd. And I love the Cosmos flowers.
Hugs
Rose

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card. I love it. Those dies are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

ursula said...

Love those beautiful pixie background colours, superb card Sue, thank you...luv Ursula xx

Pawprintx4 said...

I could never figure this card out. I kept trying to see what other die was used in the middle. A very gorgeous card and the Pixied background is stunning...just right.
Have a great day,
Stephanie K

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and how clever of you to create the lovely focal point from a background. Love the Cosmos as always.

Frances

Nana on the Hill said...

I love this card! The background is just beautiful & really sets off the die you've used as the focsl point, with the flowers it makes a really stunning card.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Stunning design. I like the contrast between the white and the darker Pixie Powders background. The combination of the colors of Pixie Powders that you used work very nicely together. You have shown the Plumage Background can be nipped here and there and also to stack the layers to create an entirely new look. You are so good at that technique - always thinking outside of the box. The pearls add that very special accent. Thank you for sharing.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card, love Jean Z xxxx

karenlotty said...

Beautiful Sue I love the PP’s you’ve used Not a combination I would have considered - you know the saying “red and green should never be seen” I love it
I love how you’ve finished the Cosmos flowers That little addition of Salty Ocean DO really makes them look different

Crafty Cruiser said...

A real WOW of a card! Simply beautiful!
Doreen R

Eunice Astle said...

Such a pretty card Sue, the Plumage background is shown off perfectly on the pixie powder background!!!

KraftyKazKardz said...

Lovely Sue. Those peacock dies are just so versatile! Plus I always love pixies! Thanks for sharing x

sued99 said...

Really lovely card. X

CCM said...

Lovely design. Love the colors for your background.


Hugs from cold Toronto to you all,
Carmen-Dorothy

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Judy Hollers said...

This is a stunning card—perfect in every way! Hugs.

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Ohh wow Sue this is a stunning card. A true Sue Wilson masterpiece
Fantastic background and those flowers are gorgeous
Thanks for sharing your talent with us all
Take care my friend
Theresa G

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue, I just love how you used the die here and the pixie powders in the background. Just stunning hugs Donna x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

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Fikreta said...

very beautiful!