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I copied this from someone but can’t remember where I found it, so I can’t give credit. I didn’t add any kind of coating to the tiles, but I didn’t think it needed it. It did need the butterfly and the little jewel. The colors are Marina Mist and Crumb Cake. The stamp sets are Just Believe, Elements of Style, French Foliage and the Very Vintage wheel. Sometimes all you need is one great color!

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With the new scoring tool from Stampin’ Up! making faux tile is even easier than before. Just score card stock in whatever pattern you want, then stamp the image on the debossed side, pressing just hard enough to get a good image, but without getting any of the image in the little debossed rows. This one I didn’t even color, just left it in outline form, stamped in Soft Suede. I also stamped French Script in Crumb Cake – double background looks much better than a plain image sometimes. To finish it: ribbon, sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a lace border made with a punch and crimped.

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Faux Tile

This is the second project we did at our monthly workshop. It was a featured resource on splitcoaststampers. I had to play with this technique a little before I was happy with it, and also get some advice. The first time I tried it the ink smeared a bit from the Crystal Effects. Then I tried brushing on the CE with a paintbrush and even though it looks OK, I wasn’t entirely happy with it. So I asked for help and got two tips: use Staz-on ink or put packing tape on the image and then CE. The packing tape works great, with or without the CE.

Here are the three cards I made with this technique. The first one was made with Fresh Cuts and Early Espresso card stock. The second was made with the new set Nature Walk, in the mini, with Marina Mist card stock. The last is Elements of Style (a favorite) and Pretty in Pink card stock. I like them all, even though they aren’t perfect. But I’ll be keeping the packing tape handy  – it’s amazing a simple thing like tape can make all the difference on a card!

 

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