Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Faux Tiled Background Card

Hi crafters!  A really neat technique is the Faux Tiled Background.   With a bit of stamping and masking, you can create a lovely, unique background.  The video walks you through the steps.

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, just lovely. Reminds me of Delft
Karen, omg how bad is that. I hope you are not in too much pain, both you and your husband must have got such a fright. Take care, I've always said exercise is not good for your health.
Rosemary, you do make me laugh, I wake at 4 every day regardless of Work or holiday, that's why I start Work so early and if I was to have a cup of tea in bed I'd have to make it myself, it's not the same. Keep your strength up Hun, don't let the gremlins get you down, you have beaten much worse than this. You can do it.
Donita, I love Rhode Island, it is so beautiful. Don't think I have been to Conneticut.
June your workshop sounded wonderful, you seem to get lots of craft shows and workshops in your area, lucky you.
Elaine, the barbecue sounded such fun. Glad you all had a good time.
Didn't get the drive started, it rained so I made a start re-organising my craft room, wish I had friends to reorganise it for me, they would have hearts like lions. Rosemary, the young men are on their holidays, can't do work Grandma, it's not fair lol. Kelly brought the puppy over last night, he is delightful, very curious. Their staffie Meg is not so sure, she keeps hiding from him.
Crewe Trish, sounds as if you are having a great time, take care in that hot sun.
Daily hugs to all, especially our poorly and missing friends.

Dragonsnap2 said...

What a gorgeous card. Will have to watch the video later.
Thoughts and prayers to all in need.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a pretty card, love the design, so off to watch the video. Have a great day all. Bx

Marion Scott said...

Great card and video Sue.
Marion S x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
WOW what a stunning card.LOVE it
Jan x

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Gorgeous card and fabulous video. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

hollyberry said...

This technique gives such a for gorgeous card.

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, I can see this in every colour!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Jan.moogie said...

Now this is different, looking forward to watching the video later. Lovely card Sue, have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lyn Cleasby said...

Really lovely card, Sue. I need to try this technique. Thanks for sharing it.

Karen Drew said...

Gorgeous card. Brilliant technique. Going to give this a try
Karen xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card today, I have been learning different techniques about stamping over the weekend so now have the confidence to do this, but I do prefer to use a stamping press of some sort. Will be watching the video later.

Pam I reiterate all you have said. Hopefully everyone is alright. Your are wrong in assuming we have a lot of workshops down South, I have my own craft club on a Wednesday morning, then on the last Saturday and Sunday of the month I go to workshops, one is Groovi and the other is cards and stamping, and then twice a year there is an open day near me, that is about it. Although I do look forward to Ally Pally twice a year too (when I can get someone to take me). I wish now I had never stopped driving but it is 20 years now since I drove and have lost my confidence, there are some real maniacs on the roads nowadays.

Got to get my stuff ready for tomorrows craft club, I did the instructions yesterday and sent them out, we are doing a diorama card this week.

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

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card! Love the faux tile technique :). Debra x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card and great video.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is definitely one to try I can't wait to see the video when I get back
Pam I love your sense of fun you are always so positive a half a glass full person.Rosemary one step at a time we are here for you.Elaine I hope you and your family are well.

Maria Illsley said...

a gorgeous background.. i'll watch the video later xxx

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Loving todays card, I am not a confident stamper but I am getting there.
Like June I am improving with the advantages of a Stamp Press.
Pam as always a wonderful summary that's brings everything together.
I will watch and learn later.
Have a great day.
Patricia xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Fab card `Sue.

Owlish said...

Another stunning card love the colours and the effect of tiles with a sweet little flower on the side I'm off to watch the video now

Netty The Runner said...

Looks a great technique, watch video later.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. I can see this one been made in many colours. I am not very confident at stamping so i must invest in a stamp press, everyone seems to be raving about them and hopefully my stamping will improve. Thanks for a great video. Hope everyone is having a good week. Take Care.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue,
A fabulous card great technique and i love the colour .
Catherine V94 xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card-I love absolutely everything about it.


cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card and fabulous video!
Hugs x
Heather T

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Thank you for providing me with the inspiration for my mother's birthday card!!! The faux tile effect is so clever and very effective, your card is beautiful. Great tutorial too. X

TDQ Karen said...

Pretty card, very Wedgewood like xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Very lovely. I love blue.

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

A truly delightful card for us to peruse over today. Love the tile effect technique.

Soft Squashy hugs for all that need one today. I hope your day becomes kinder to you.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely card today, I have only just started stamping so will try and have a go at this as it is very pretty.

Well im back out in the garden today trying to get as much done between the rain showers so it gets finished ready for the plants and bulbs to go in.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them.

Have a good day all

Clai01 said...

Lovely card Sue today ! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely card this morning. Love the tile effect, must give it a try. The colours are lovely too.

Barbara V

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Another lovely creation that takes my fancy. Looking forward to watching the video at my ten o clock break. Loving g the colours too. Kind Regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, I'll watch the video later.
B xx

P Austen said...

Good morning Sue, WOW what a gorgeous card. Will watch the video later as I would love to try and do a similar one for my sister's birthday later in the month. Hugs xx P Austen

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
A very beautiful card , i love it all .

Oh Karen , i feel for you a broken ankle is no fun.

Yorki Girl ,you had a great day , so pleased for you .

Pam you did make me laugh ,poor Meg i can just imagine her trying to find somewhere to hide will echo your great summery again today.
Take care
Big Hugs to all
Elaine H X

Chris Curry said...

Fantastic card Sue. I have watched the video and love how you made the tile look. Brilliant. Will be trying it myself. Thank you, have a good day. Xx

Margaret Rogers said...

Love the look of this card. Will watch the video later. Margaret

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card and video today, that's a lovely technique and much quicker than cutting up squares like I've done in the past. It makes a beautiful backdrop for your dies. Thank you for sharing. Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing tour comments today, don't work too Hardin the garden. Drop hints to those boys how old you are and how much you've done for them over the years add in a bit of bribery about cute baby photoessays that might go on your Facebook page for friends to see and who knows you might get two willing helpers 😀Xxx
June I agree we do get some shows and workshops down south but I find all the good craft shops are up north, I'm secretly planning to drop into the conversation we may be near a couple when we organise a holiday later on in the year! Xxxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Your card looks great and it does look a bit hard to do I will have to watch the video later to see just how you have achieved it
There are a few comments I will have to read back on to get up to date so I will have to echo Pam and her always perfect posts
Hope you are enjoying your time off Pam and manage to get your special cards done
Hugs to all that need one
Theresa. G xx

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margaret driscoll said...

Hello Suye
I like the Blue in this card but must watch the Video to see how you manage the tiles!
Love Marg

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a really nice card today, reminds me of Wedgewood China. Will watch the video later with my coffee.

Love Rosemarie X X

SueJ said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue.

June Horrocks said...

A stunning card sue love the stamps very clever and the colours are beautifulthank you
Love June horrocks xxxxxxx

Sarah Wrightson said...

Morning Sue a fantastic technique love the card xx

Scottydog said...

Wow! I think this card is beautiful, so different, thank you for the video, I did wonder how You got the lines to create the tile look. Certainly one I will be trying later this week! Tha nk you for the inspiration Sue.

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue. Will watch the video later. I can see that this "tile" technique will be very useful.

Anne (Northampton)

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card. Love the technique.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card and colour's . love Jean Z xxxx

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Do like this faux-tile effect.


Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today which I can see being made in many colours.I love when you do tiles. Yvonne xx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Gorgeous Delft-style card this morning - love how you've done the tile effect with sticky notes, so much easier than cutting little squares then forgetting to allow for the spaces in between as I've done in the past!...will definitely be giving this technique a try - and I've just added the Dandelion Posy to my wish list too, so pretty...


Laura O' Connor said...

Super card sue. Don't stamp much but this card has me tempted. Laura O

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Such a stunning card this morning . I love the colours . Thank you for sharing the video which I am going to save until later. Crafty hugs all round... Wendy

Lisbeth said...

Morning Sue. Such a simple design but so effective. Love the flowers and I can see they have used a similar idea to create the fabric for your top.


lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card, love the way you have stamped the card to form the tiles, going to give this a go.

stitchingranny said...

This is beautiful, cannot wait to watch and see how you do it.

Hugs Helen x

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Looking forward to seeing exactly how you made it. X

Rosemary Stickland said...

Gorgeous card today.
Rosemary xx

BenteS said...

Beautiful card, love how the background is created :))
Thanks for the video!

Jomada-Dawn said...

Thanks for such a great idea - so simple and yet so very effective. I'll definitely be giving this a go!

Kate's Cards said...

Great technique and a great resulting card.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. I love how you have created the background. Thanks for your video.

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone
A beautiful card this morning Sue, must try this technique.
Pam poor you waking at 4 every morning, you must be awake before the birdies!!
Sending love and hugs
Karen hope your ankle heals quickly, but as you are having difficulty walking, a good excuse for crafting all day !! Sending love and hugs
Love and hugs also to Elaine, Crewe Trish and Donita.
Also sending love and big hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxx

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card such a delicate technique gorgeous.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

ursula said...

This is just one amazing card Sue, absolutely love the technique you have used, a definite to make for me....thank you so much for sharing with us....luv Ursula xxx

Sue MacFall said...

What a clever card - love the way it is made. Thank you Sue

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely effective card.
Doreen R

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this beautiful card and apart from the Sumatra die I have all the ingredients to try this technique. I think it is a card that by just changing the colour it could be made many times over and would look different. Thank you for the video, I think I will be watching it again before actually attempting something similar.

Karen M - Oh no, poor you. I do hope your ankle is not paining you too much but it does give you an excuse to sit down and craft :-) Hope hubby is ok and recovering well.


June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

I love this card using this faux tile technique. Always love blue and white cards too!

Great video tutorial, thank you for sharing

June x

Theresa Pace said...

i absolutely love this card. it's blue for a start and that always draws me in. the tiled background is fab and i will be borrowing that, hugs xx

CraftyJo said...

Thanks for the fab tutorial - love this technique and your beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful...love the design and technique and the colors are perfect. Great video. TFS

Jan D., FL, USA

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
You've Done It Yet Once Again You've Created Another Magnificent Card
I Loved The Fabulous Video Tutorial With All The Informative Tips/Techniques That I Find
Extremely Helpful, You Always Do A Tremendous Breakdown, So We Can Follow Plus We Can Keep
To Return To The Video Tutorial Time/Time Again.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"Creative Expression Coconut White/French Navy Foundation Card"
"Creative Expression Mounting Foam"
"Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue"
"Creative Expression Smoothies Blending Sponges"
"Creative Expression Iced Snow"
"Creative Expression Christmas Rose Stamp"
"Rangers Jet Black/Colbalt Blue Archival Ink"
"Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire/Stormy Sky Distress Inks"
"Post It Notes"
Star's In Today's Card:-
"Sue Wilson's Birthday Wishes Cutting Die"
"Sue Wilson's Sumatra Cutting Dies From The Indonesian Collection"
"Sue Wilson's Dandelion Posies Cutting Dies From The Finishing Touches Range"
Sue Thank You For Sharing Today's Remarkable Card plus The Outstanding Video Tutorial.
Your Blog Inspires Me Each/Every Day I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do Thank You.
Sue, Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I really like this background, such a great technique. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pawprintx4 said...

This is a wonderful card. As a stamper, I loved the tile technique and the colors used were perfect. That Sumatra die is at it again. I have to order that one.
Our weather is still nice here but its forecast to change back to hot & muggy and or rainy for the weekend. Hope you day is pretty there,
Stephanie K

barbara macaskill said...

I love every detail of this breathtakingly.lovely card! The tiled effect is very eye catching and homey yet elegant too! TFS!

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Paper Artists,

So pretty! And you make it look easy. Random stamping always scares me. It requires inherent artistic ability. But maybe the sheer class of Sumatra would hide how dorky my random stamping is.

Karen, what a turn of events! Might as well take a load off and catch up with your reading and TV viewing.

All the best,


val jones said...

Just loving this one Sue.
Just about to watch the video.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
This card reminds me of Dutch tiles it's gorgeous ,going to watch the video now,as I have to sit with my ankle elevated until the
swelling goes down & then the dreaded operation,thank you for your kind words girls.
Best wishes
Karen M

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
This is a really beautiful card, as others have commented it reminds me of Holland and the lovely Delft China.
Will watch the video later. I just know it will be brilliant.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card , great video and it reminded me of Delftware too!
Thanks for the great tips .
Love Myra (Friend of Maureen !!) xx

Eunice said...

Absolutely amazing card Sue!!! Love how you created the background, your color choice is amazing. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Love this one. My first thought when I saw it was Delftware ( as others have said) which I first saw when I went to Holland with the Guides almost 50 years ago! The card is really pretty, love the colours. I think I will have a go at this one. I treated myself to a Stamp Platform when they first came out a few months ago and I have to say, my stamping has certainly improved - no more missed bits of double image! Great for pattern building too. Love and hugs to all, Alison xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Very effective and love how the colour fades... Beautiful in blue....

Suzzette Yandle said...

Very pretty and effective technique to look like tile. Thanks ever so much for the video. Videos certainly help us visual crafters.

Meg Owen said...

Been away from your blog a long time Sue but coming back your cards are as beautiful as ever.

Good to see Pam is still at the top of the list. Hope all well with you Pam.

Meg xx
p.s. if anyone remembers our grandson Leo arriving three months early he is now a full of mischief 3 year old.

karenlotty said...

Very effective Love it in blue too

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I really like this effect

liz spooner said...

This card is really lovely never thought of doing that, thanks for the inspiration.xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and thank you for the great video too
Karen,you didn't need that hope you're not in too much pain. Caring hugs xx
Pam echoing you again today

Love and hugs to everyone

Nana on the Hill said...

Lovely card, great technique x

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue this is fab, what a lovely technique, cant wait to try it x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A fabulous technique, this faux tile looks fabulous, a gorgeous card !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue really lovely card I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet as I have two of my young grandchildren staying for a few days while their parents have a short child free break we've had a busy fun day!
Karen how unlucky what a shame I hope you're not in too much pain
Sending good wishes to all

Jan Sayer said...

What a lovely card Sue. Will try the technique after Ive watched The video.

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
WOW WOW Sue a gorgeous card so pretty it's beautiful such a pretty colour as well love love love it.
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Fantastic card, love the blue and the lovely rose stamp. Love the tile effect.
Di B. x

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Love this card - gorgeous x
Watched the video and it looks far more complicated than it actually is - genius x
Had a really busy weekend and ended up fit for nothing so haven't commented for a few days - sorry x
Sending happy thoughts and lots of love to everyone especially my blog besties x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
didn't mean to stay silent on this post as it's BEAUTIFUL. I watched your video ages ago and am so grateful you do these, to help us being inspired,.
I'm sure you succeed.
Hugs, Rose

Latenight SandyH said...

Super card, so pretty. I'll watch the video tomorrow.
Take care everyone.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeousssssssssssss and great idea must remember this one Sue
Gr Karin

Viki Banaszak said...

This is so pretty! I love the stamps you used on this card.

Marie said...

Thank you for another great card Sue. I really love your videos although I do find some a

Another beautiful card Sue. I'm pleased to read in the comments that I'm not the only one to struggle a little with stamping.
The card making class for the blind and low vision is closed for the next 2 weeks so I think I will spend my Thursday afternoons trying to stamp something I can actually see.

Diane King said...

I have already made a card using this technique from the video on YouTube and it came out really good. Very different xx

Janet Wilson said...

Love the tile technique

Jean said...

A lovely scene!