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.

*Jenni* 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.