Thursday, February 14, 2008

Faux Tiles

One of the demo challenges last week was faux tiling. I've never tried this but wanted to, and I finally did it! For faux tiling, you score your cardstock into squares and then stamp your image after scoring. The score marks mimic the grout lines of tile.
I love the technique but not the card. It's nice, but it's not what I had pictured in my head. (Don't you HATE that?) Originally, I just had a white card, 5 X 8, folded at 4. On the front, I scored at 1" intervals in both directions. (TIP: Score and fold the card in half first. That score line gives you a place to stop your horizontal score lines for the tiles.) Then I stamped Floral in Versamark and colored it with chalk. It was really hard to do because I could hardly see the image! And when I got done with it, I didn't like it at all. So I cut it down to a 4 X4 square and mounted it on 4 1/8 X 4 1/8 Close to Cocoa. For the card base, I used Mellow Moss and stamped Weathered on it in Mellow Moss. After mounting the focal image, I used a rub-on then added hardware to frame the sentiment.
I'm going to try again using Basic Gray to stamp my image and watercolor it. The other thing I want to do is a More is More version of my WSC card from earlier in the week. As I said earlier, I also have a bunch of swaps to do.
Do you want another Saturday challenge? If so, leave me a comment!
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Floral; Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss; Ink: Versamark, Mellow Moss; Accessories: Love & Happiness rub-ons, Stampin Pastels, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware

13 comments:

Ellen aka Chipper (SCS) said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love the technique and the colors. So springy!!! Got to try this!!!

StampwithBernie said...

I really like the effect and I'm going to try it now. Just beautiful!
Bernie

Stephanie (sluman) said...

Very pretty!

Diane said...

I love this!!! Definitely have to try this,thanks for tutorial!!!

kraftykathy1 said...

great job trying a new technique. I think it is a beautiful card, like the soft colors.

Anonymous said...

Will have to try this technique some time.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous!

Vickie said...

Beautiful card!!!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

This is beautiful!!

Debbi said...

This is beautiful!!! I need to give that technique a try again!!

Kathy W said...

Beautiful card! This is a great technique that I am going to have to try. Thanks for sharing.

Ellen aka Chipper (SCS) said...

I know I've already left a comment on this card, but I love it. It's so springy, I just keep coming back to check it out.

Stacey said...

Thanks for sharing the technique. Your card turned out beautifully.