Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ways to Use It Challenge 345 - Faux Tiles

Back in the saddle again ... Feel like I haven't done a whole lot of stamping lately with my mother in law being ill and all the arrangements to make after the fact.

This week's Ways to Use It challenge is to make a card using ANY kind of Faux Tile technique.  This is probably one of my favorite methods of creating a Faux Tile card.  I've linked up a Tutorial on Faux Tile I did last June that uses a brass stencil, versamark and clear embossing powder if you'd like to check it out.  In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we were also challenged to use pink in our projects.

I'm in need of several Thank You's, and I kept this one a bit subdued in color (although my grout lines do look a bit bright.)

I stamped the image from Penny Black in Rose Red onto white cardstock first.  Then I put the brass stencil over the top and sponged a bit of Antique Linen next to the lines to give them a bit of a 3-D look before stamping overall with Versamark.  I then took the brass stencil off and applied some clear embossing powder (3 layers).  Once it was thoroughly dry, I sponged some rose red in the 'grout lines'.  Mats are soft suede and the background paper is from Basic Grey.

I added a soft pink ribbon for the bow around the tiles, stamped the sentiment in rose red (Hero Arts I think) and then sponged the edge once I oval-punched it.

Hope you like it ... Let me know what you think.  Please also head over to the Ways to Use It Challenge forum to see what everyone else did - and try your hand at the Faux Tile Technique.

I also entered this in the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday's "You Choose" Challenge
Make it Monday

Thanks for stopping by - you know I love your comments.

4 comments:

Michelle B. said...

Wonderful technique! Such a beautiful card, your papers are fab! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Loz said...

Beautiful card and I love the Faux tile effect..Popped over from Make-it-Monday for a look..Loz

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Collette .Stunning creation and I love the soft colours and BG paper .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
hugs Shirley-Anne

Kerrie said...

Lovely sweet soft card.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
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