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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.

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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.

Retirement Congrats card / faux tile technique / glossy tile technique / Timeless Textures stamp set / Stampin' Up! / Stampinblessings.wordpress.com

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.

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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.


Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 140517
Price: $20.00

Timeless Textures Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 140514
Price: $28.00

Wild About Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 138728
Price: $21.00

Wild Wasabi 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 108641
Price: $8.00

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
Item: 140931
Price: $7.00

Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 126962
Price: $6.50

Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 126976
Price: $6.50

Simply Scored
Item: 122334
Price: $30.00

Gold Metallic Thread
Item: 138401
Price: $3.00

Pretty Label Punch
Item: 143715
Price: $18.00

2″ Circle Punch
Item: 133782
Price: $18.00

Sponge Daubers
Item: 133773
Price: $5.00

Stampin’ Dimensionals
Item: 104430
Price: $4.00

Here is one final look at today’s card.  Please be sure to drop in at the Sisters In Stamping blog to see how the other designers used the Faux Tile technique.
Retirement Congrats card / faux tile technique / glossy tile technique / Timeless Textures stamp set / Stampin' Up! / Stampinblessings.wordpress.com

I pray you have a fabulous weekend, and be sure to enjoy the simple blessings God has provided you.

Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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