Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Faux Ceramic Tile Card

Using the faux ceramic tile technique (the picture does not do it justice) I made this thank you card for my Upline, Denise, for showing this technique at her last Tech Club meeting. See, she is kind enough to let her downline go to tech club also :-)

Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Much Appreciated
Ink: more mustard, so saffron, close to cocoa
Paper: more mustard, so saffron, very vanilla, close to cocoa
Accessories: 5 Petal flower punch, kraft taffeta ribbon, gold brads, Three for You flower punch, piercing tool, ticket corner punch, dimensionals, scoring blade on your cutting tool, sponge

To get the faux tile look, first cut the paper to size that you want to tile. Mine was 3" x3". Take and line up your paper diagonally on your cutter, tip to tip, so to speak, and score. Using the diagonal corners, move them up 1/2" or 1". I used 1/2" here. Score. Move up another 1/2" or 1", score again. Continue until completely scored in that direction. Now flip paper using opposite diagonal corners and repeat the process to get the diamond shaped squares. Tape it onto a larger piece of scratch paper if that is easier for you to handle. To finish off the tile look sponge on top of and between the "grout" lines with a coordinating color. I also to a stamp from Itty Bitty backgrounds and stamped in 3 colors to give it that speckled tile look.

I will post another item using this technique in the future. It shows up much better using a larger area and bigger space (1") between scores. I saw a wedding card using this technique. She had done the entire card base tiled. It was beautiful. I just thought this card required a daintier tile. Even with the more masculine colors, it still has quite a feminine touch to it.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

1 comment:

Wanda. said...

Great job on the faux tile card Sandy. The colors you used are very preetty together.