I love trying new stamping techniques, and even retrying old ones. Faux Tile is on of those techniques I enjoy both the process and result, but then easily forget when I move on to the next project. There are a couple of different ways to try out this technique. For my project today, I chose to create a glossy decorated tile look, much like you would see on a kitchen back-splash.
The tiles were created by scoring 1-inch squares on a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock. I then used a decorative image from the Timeless Textures stamp (it reminds me of a pretty china pattern) and stamped the entire sheet in Marina Mist. Unfortunately, some of the ink fell into my scored grooves, so I decided to cut out each square and re-adhere them to a newly scored sheet.
I wanted my tile to have an aged look, so I sponged on some Sahara Sand over the corners of my tiles. Then I applied a glossy layer using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. I set it aside to dry while I completed the rest of the project.
This card is intended for a dear friend of mine who is retiring and moving closer to some of her grand-babies. I used the sentiments from the Wild About Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set. The photopolymer makes it really easy to piece together the “Congratutions” portion with the “Retirement” image. On the inside of the card, I stamped the coordinating saying and added the Timeless Textures image to bring all the pieces together.
If you would like to try this technique yourself, here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used that you may need. To get started on your order, click on a thumbnail below to go to my online store.
I pray you have a fabulous weekend, and be sure to enjoy the simple blessings God has provided you.
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