Friday, January 1, 2010

Tiled blessings


On StampTV this week, there is a technique challenge to create your own Italian tile.

To create my tiles for the focal image, I cut a square of cream card stock and stamped the veining image (not sure what it's called) from the Bold Flowers stamp set over the whole piece using VersaFine vintage sepia ink. Then I sponged on these Distress Ink colors: fired brick, walnut stain, spiced marmalade and faded jeans before stamping the flower image three times using the fired brick ink, from the Elegant Flowers stamp set. The next step I did was to use my paper cutter to make my tiles by scoring the paper at every 1/2 inch. I then used my nestabilities die to cut the plain and scalloped oval shapes. I created the background panel beneath the ovals using more cream card stock and the Cuttlebug tiny mosaic embossing folder. I used the debossed side and inked it up using the same Distress ink colors. On the sentiment panel, I scored the squares to keep with theme of tiles and I used a sentiment from the Say it with Flowers stamp set. I completed the card with some ribbon from the Stamp TV floral frenzy embellishment pack and rounding off the corners of the card.

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