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I’m so excited to host the Technique Lover’s Challenge (TLC301) on Splitcoast and to share this technique with you.  I’m sure there are already some faux tile techniques out there, but I put a little twist on my two samples. To view the tutorial for this technique, please check out the original post here: Faux Tile Tutorial.

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For this sample, all images are Our Daily Bread designs. I used the Faux Tile tutorial for the background and stamped the poinsettia bg with red ink. After the tile edges were sponged, I added a few highlights with a gold gel pen.

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I stamped the mistletoe tag and sentiment on a separate piece and used the gold gel pen again. The dk red layer has the corners punched. The poinsettia embellishment was made with several punches and a little metallic bronze card stock. Three red rhinestones were glued in the center. Finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25.

stamps: ODBD – Poinsettia Bg, Blessed Christmas, Mistletoe Tag
paper: white, dk red, metallic bronze
ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk warm red
accessories: ODBD tag die, Martha Stewart gothic arches corner punch, lg chrysanthemum punch & branch punch, poinsettia punch (All Night Media),  red rhinestones, Scor-It, gold gel pen

For my second sample, all images are DRS Designs. On this card, I scored the background diagonally then stamped the pine bough all over. Since my background was still mostly white, I decided to make the “grout” lines green. With VersaMark pen, I traced in all of the scored lines and embossed with evergreen powder.
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On a smaller piece of white, I stamped the ornaments and sentiment.  I colored in the ornaments and boughs with markers, then went over the ornaments with a clear glitter gel pen. I used a water brush to spread the glitter out and I really like the sparkly effect. The strings were colored with a silver gel pen. I added a few punched red circles on the bottom of the grid bg. The finished card measures 4.25 x 5.50.

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stamps: DRS Designs –  Joys of Christmas Greeting, Ornaments Galore, Pine Bough
paper: white, red, evergreen
ink: Archival library green
accessories: Tombow markers, water brush, Sakura clear glitter gel pen, silver gel pen, Spellbinders rectangular die, 1/8 & 1/4 inch hole punches, Scor-It, Ranger evergreen embossing powder, VersaMark pe

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Click any picture to enlarge.

Supplies Needed:

  • card stock (Neenah white used here)
  • ink (Ranger chalk ink in cobalt used here -very similar to Fluid Chalk French Blue)
  • Scor-It, Score Pal or bone folder and ruler
  • cosmetic or similar sponge
  • lt gray marker (Tombow used here)
  • stamp (ODBD Brocade Background used here)
  • scrap copy paper for a mask
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Step 1

Step 1:
You may make your tile background any size by adjusting the dimensions of the score lines. For mine, I used a 5 x 3.75 inch piece and scored all the horizontal lines at 1.25 inch intervals. The vertical scores are 1 5/8, 1 3/4 and 1 5/8 as shown above. Score all lines all the way across and down so your card stock should look like the picture below.

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After all scoring is done

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Step 2

Step 2:
Turn your scored card stock over so that all scored lines are now indented.  Ink your image and stamp onto the card stock.

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After stamping

Your stamped card stock should be well on its way to looking like tile. Note the indented score lines mimic grout lines by preventing the image from stamping into them.

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Step 3

Step 3:
Cut a square  inside corner in a piece of copy paper to use as a mask. Place the mask as shown and ink your cosmetic sponge with the same ink you used to stamp the image.

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After one row of corners are sponged

Move the mask around the corners as you go until all “tile” edges are lightly sponged.

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Sponging of tile corners completed.

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Step 4

Step 4:
Use the light gray marker just at the very edges of each tile corner. This completes the “tile” appearance and adds depth to your tiles.

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After the marker was used on half of the corners

You can stop now or continue to add shading all the way around your “tiles”. The one sided shading is more of a light direction appearance while shading all around would be more of a head on light source.

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Finished Card

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