Thursday 28 May 2020

Faux pour backgrounds

I'm still loving the Joanna Sheen 'Faux Pour' background papers - and the other day I whipped up a couple of general purpose cards, using a different design of paper plus a couple of new (unused but pre-owned) rose dies. I actually bought a job lot of five of these Poppy Stamps 'Rose Collection' dies in different designs from a Facebook Craft De-cluttering group - absolute bargain as well!

Here's are the two cards I made:

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blanks, one used vertically with a side opening and the other used horizontally, tent style

- pieces of the same white card stock as a 'frame', trimmed to 5.25" x 4", for the faux pour paper and glued onto the card front

- then a layer of Faux Pour paper from Pad No. 1, by Joanna Sheen, - trimmed to 5" x 3.75" and glued in place

- die cut the two rose dies using my Altenew mini die cutting machine and more white card the same as the card blank. The rose dies are both made by Poppy Stamps and are called 'Rose Stem' and 'Country Rose Corner'

- die cut the sentiment words, again from the same white card, using dies from the Penny Black 'Hooray' set of dies

- glued the die cuts in place using a fine Zig glue pen - finished!

Little tip, each of the sentiment words has a 'dot' above the letter i. It was easy to leave those sitting in the die cuts, adhere the actual word then pop a little touch of glue using the glue pen onto the back of the 'dots' before laying the aperture from the die cut word over the glued in place word and gently pop the dots out onto the card front. Perfect placement and also much less chance of losing the little perishers!

Once again, I'd like to add my card(s) into Darnell's NBUS challenge #14. Love this challenge and it's really encouraging me to use the rather shameful mass of NBUS languishing here.  


  1. These are lovely cards - thanks for the handy tip for dotting the I's

  2. Oh Di - these are stunning - loving the white over the dark backgrounds, it really makes the die cuts 'pop'.
    Stay safe

  3. Hi Di your cards are gorgeous. Thank you for the tip. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Two beautiful cards Di, I love those dies you managed to get.

    Sue xx

  5. These two look lovely Di.

    Gorgeous background paper and the striking white dies are perfect on top.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Love these cards! The die cuts looks wonderful on the fab patterned paper. Thanks for the tip too, brilliant! Big hugs and stay safe! xxx

  7. Aw Di these are gorgeous love that background and the tip with the dot fantastic xx

  8. Two brilliant cards Di and love tbe contrast with the pretty white die cut flowers and sentiments over the faux pour backgrounds which I think have a tapestry look about them too..really beautiful! x

  9. Lovely cards. It is nice that NBUS is back. Putting those dots over the I's are tricky. Mine normally get lost and then I just have to take a hole puncher and use those as the dots. [Bunny]

  10. They are both beautiful, Di xoxo

  11. WOW!! These backgrounds are AMAZING!!! Your cards are so pretty!!

  12. Really lovely background papers and the white dies looks fabulous against them, favourite is the first one.

    Kath x

  13. Now why did I not think of that!,these look fab . Hugs Mrs A.

  14. Two beautiful cards, Di. Great tip about the dot of the letter i. So easy to lose those little fellas!

  15. Just so beautiful Di, your design is lovely and so are the colours, Kate x

  16. Oh wow--these are just beautiful, Di!


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