Saturday, March 15, 2008


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Okay, I know it has been a while since I posted this card and promised to do some step-by-step instructions, but here they are finally ...

It's a really stunning technique, but really very easy to do (a great combination in any language!!).

Step one:

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Score your cardstock at regular intervals from one side of your cardstock to the other. I have used 1/2" as my measurement, but you can make your tile squares as small or as large as you wish - just make them all equal.

Step two:

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Turn your cardstock 90o and repeat. Making sure to use the same measurement as you did in step one from one side of your cardstock to the other.

Step three:


By now you will have a piece of cardstock that looks something like this. You should have equal sized squares (or "tiles") from one side of your cardstock to the other.

Step four:

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Ink up your background stamp and put your cardstock face down onto the inked background. (Make sure that you have the inverted scored lines facing down onto the background). Rub fairly gently - if you rub too hard and you will push the scored lines onto the stamp and defeat the whole purpose of creating your "grout" lines.

I have used the Paisley background with the Vintage Violet on my sample, but you can use anything you like. Larger and stronger images are going to work better.

Step five:

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Give your ink a little while to completely dry, and then cover your cardstock with Versamark ink.

Step six:

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IMG_5510 copyCover the Versamarked cardstock with clear embossing powder and then heat with your heat tool until it is melted and shiny. This has now given your tile a glazed tile look - very cool, eh??

Step seven:

Finish your card. Super easy, super fun, super classy! Give it a try and send me a picture of what you come up with - I love to see what everyone is doing ...


Jane said...

Wow, great technique! Thanks for the directions. I may have to try this.

Beautiful finished card too.


Discount Cards said...

Its a really a nice technique to work on. Thanks for sharing, hopefully you continue working like this.