Thursday, 29 July 2021


Hi crafters!  I started with a piece of white card and used the Happy Birthday stamp that comes in the Surprise Big Bold Word Die/Stamp combo set and randomly stamped it all over the card.  I inked the stamp with a clear Pefect Medium and used Clear Embossing Powder over it, then heated it.  Next I sprinkled Beyond Blue Pixie Sparkles all over the background and spritzed it with water.  I moved the colour around with a brush, completely covering the background.  Once dry, I used a piece of kitchen roll and wiped the colour off of the stamped words (the embossing powder makes it resist the colour).  Next, I cut the Surprise die out of black card and glued it to the white backing card.  I added dries clear glue to the letters one at a time, then sprinkled on Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz and tapped off the excess.  I allowed it to dry, then added it with mounting foam to the background.  I stamped the Happy Birthday with black ink and cut it out with a tag die.  I mounted it in the lower corner.  The card was completed with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are  6 3/4"  x  8 1/4" in size.  All for now. Sue x

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Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Love the background to your card.Great big bold die.
Missed the shows last night (no T.V. due to storm.
Brighter this morning.
Jan x said...

Morning Sue.
A brilliant card Sue thank you, you cannot go wrong
with the big dies there is always a card at hand.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. Firstly I think the background is great, I think had I tried I would have found a few incomplete happy birthday sentiments lol mind you those stamping platforms help so much if you're not the best stamper, I was surprised just how brilliant they are, anyway today's inspiration is beautiful, and maybe even worth trying to do a few but with a different colour background for the 'happy birthday' to sit on. Absolutely gorgeous for any gender too. Hope everyone is keeping well and still staying safe xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is a brilliant idea for a background but like Steph I am sure to mess up some of them. I enjoyed watching Jamie showcase your dies last night though I would have loved seeing you too. Take care everyone x

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue and all.
This is my second try at leaving a comment.
My first one must be somewhere in Cyber Space
A lovely card and quite versatile I would imagine.
Sorry I missed your show last night
Have a good day.
Marie P.


dj from kettering said...

Such a lovely card, Sue, love these big

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Clai01 said...

Great card Sue x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a fab card, love the background. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, great card, love how you have stamped the background before the pixies, must try that
Marion S x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great card.
B xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a great card, love the background. So versatile these big dies, everyone is a winner.

Barbara V

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, another beautiful sample, and I love the effect of the stamped happy birthday in white, yes I read the instructions and saw how you did it, I am sure I have done this technique before so will try again.

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

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the background big bold and beautiful great for all thank you sue love always stay safe my friends
Xxxxxxxxxx. June Horrocks

karenlotty said...

Love the card After all of these years I still haven’t tried a heat emboss resist technique

Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love it...Like how depending on products how different the bold sentiment can look.

Owlish said...

Love your colours on your background but card looks good but still not a fan of big dies sorry just my opinion.
Owlish Xx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue This is brilliant and you have just given me an idea I never thought of until I saw this card. I was lucky enough to win the Big Bold GREETINGS die on an earlier launch. Now if I stamped Happy Birthday as you have done on the background ... surely my greetings die would substitute your surprise. This I have to try. Thankyou Sue. Can't wait to have a go . Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.


Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anonymous said...

Great technique and result! WakeyL

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card with a fabulous technique, I love these big bold dies. Yvonne xx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Nice bright and bold card. Great technique.

Love Helen xxx

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone what a stunning card, simple yet very effective. Great colours too, love the background, its been a while since I stamped and embossed a background.
Loved the show with Jamie last night, would have loved to see you too. Maybe on one of the shows today. I have them all recording too.
Hugs to all who need them today,
Donna xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Lovely card I love the embossed pixie background you've created I enjoyed Jamie's demos but was sorry not to see you demo too I have todays shows on to record hoping you might make an appearance?

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a very bright and bold card, love the background. Disappointed that you were unable to appear on Jamie's show last night but I am hoping that you will manage on one of today's shows.


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning card - I, too,was disappointed at not seeing your beaming face, but hoping you can make it on one of the shows tonight - haven't watched the early bird one yet - don't do early.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love the background with the resist technique and your big bold word makes a stunning card, my fingers are crossed that we see you tonight

Love and hugs to everyone

CraftyJo said...

Great stuff!

ursula said...

Hopefully see you today sometime on the telly, sorry did not get on last night's one...A super duper card with the bold lettering, love it and the colour....luv Ursula xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic card Sue x I love the background technique and your big surprise die looks brilliant x so sad not to see your lovely smile and your demo last night, hopefully soon x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Eunice Astle said...

Wonderful card Sue, love the emboss resist technique you used!!!!

sued99 said...

I really love the background on this card and must give it a try. X

CCM said...

A lovely B-day card with a beautiful background. Love the big dies, so easy to use!

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

Stella Munn said...

Really enjoy these large dies. Great for when your inspiration is on holiday! Thanks Sue x

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic background yet again my fav colour
Another wonderful design from you Sue
These large dies have to be added to my stash soon.
Thank you Sue
Please take care my friend
Hugs Theresa G

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Love the big dies and this background is perfect. I use my big Birthday so often and will have to try this background too.
I tried unsuccessfully to watch your Create and Craft, says I have lost connection, maybe because I am in Australia but will keep trying
Muriel x

Beryl said...

Beautiful card. Love the bold dies.