Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Faux Tile

Hello and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog!  This is Cathy again with my last project as guest designer for the month of July...I just can't believe how quickly the month has come to an end.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here this month and hope you have gained some inspiration from the projects I have shared.  My card today uses the stamp set, Helping Hands.  I just love coloring this sweet image with my Copic Markers.

Sometimes before coloring an image I like to do a google search to get ideas for colors.  I found a rusty, old faucet image and took my inspiration from that.  These colors worked well with the Echo Park DP from the "A Walk in the Park" paper pad which can be found at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store.  After coloring my image, I held my breath as I cut it apart into one inch squares.  The pieces were put on a piece of wax paper and were covered with Glossy Accents.  After the pieces were dry, they were put back together on a piece of Dark Chocolate card stock with spaces between each piece to resemble grout, thus giving the image a tile look.  The back of each piece was covered in Scor-Tape to prevent the corners from curling up.   All the panels were stitched together and a flower made from a blossom building die was added.

You can see the gloss a little better on this close up of the tiled section.  This is the first time I've tried this technique and like the results...hope you do, too!  Why not give it a try using any glossy medium you may have on hand?  Thanks for visiting with us today.  Stop back every day to see other projects created by the fabulous Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps design team!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Helping Hands, Birds and Roses (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate (PTI), A Walk in the Park DP (Echo Park)
Accessories:  Sew Mini (Janome), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Blossom Builder 2 Die, Twill Ribbon, Button (PTI), Scallop Trim Border Punch (SU!), Kaiser Pearls, Embroidery Floss, Copic Markers BG0000, BG000, BG11, BG13, YG01, YG03, YG23, E07, E18, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, Y15, Y17, Y18, YR68


Bridget said...

Cathy, what a labor of love to do the tile effect on this sweet card - it turned out beautifully!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Cathy, I LOVE this technique! I've never seen it before, but I love the look of it. Thanks for the inspiration and for the step-by-step instructions. I might have to try this one myself.