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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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Congrats to Kris, the Featured Stamper today on Splitcoast! Love her gallery and I’ve had my eye on Merry Christmas for a little while. I kept the great layout and Christmas theme, but changed the images, color and embossing folder.

All images are Our Daily Bread designs. On the image rectangle, I embossed the greeting and stamped a portion of the snowflake bg. I embossed a lg snowflake and some smaller ones. The ODBD snowflake die was used on the lg flake and I used a sm punch for the smaller ones. I used a MS snowflake border punch down one side of the cobalt layer. I didn’t have any blue ribbon, so I used the stonewashed ink to dye my white satin ribbon to match. After using the ultramarine marker around the edges, I also embossed them w/ the same ep.
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For the lg bg, I used a Sizzix embossing folder and edge the panel w/ an ultramarine marker. The finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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stamps: ODBD – Peace & Joy, Snowflake Swirl Bg, Mistletoe Tag
paper: Neenah white
ink: Versacolor indigo, Adirondack stonewashed
accessories: Sizziz Christmas 2 embossing folder, ODBD snowflake die, Stardust embossing powder, ribbon, snowflake punch (Marvy), Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, Tombow ultramarine marker


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Welcome to the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! Today our picture comes from The Perfect Remedy. Since this is also a release day for ISC, I have two projects to show. I’m using all ISC images for both, so combining the posts works out really well.


For my first one, I’m using Marvels of Nature III for the tree and greeting images, and Christmas Trinkets for the building and background image. Out of the box is one of my fave techniques and I’m really enjoying the reverse (sort of into the box) of it. The principal is the same it’s just what you cut that is different. For this, I first stamped the tree with the green and brown inks and added highlights with a marker. I traced the Spellbinders long rectangle around the tree and cut around the part of the tree that was inside the rectangle. Then I  cut the rectangle the same way I do in the out of the box method. The building image was stamped first with green ink, then overstamped with the honey ink.  I used a smaller rectangle to die cut it. The green background was stamped with a medallion image from the Christmas set.  Finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25.

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stamps: ISC – Marvels of Nature III & Christmas Trinkets
paper: white, moss, mustard
ink: Ancient Page pine green & chocolate, Distress Ink wild honey
accessories: Tombow gold ocher marker, Spellbinders long rectangle set, Quickutz rectangle set

Please be sure to stop by and visit the rest of the Diva team. I know they’ll have some wonderful creations for you!

  • Lori (chanteuse)
  • Chris (glowbug) (taking this week off)
  • Anne (jdmommy)
  • Donna (donnarie)
  • Julie (justwritedesigns) you are here!


For my second project, the ISC team was challenged to make a gift card holder. I have a purse/notecard pattern I drew about 5 years ago and thought with a little alteration, it would make a nice holder for a gift card.  If you would like the pattern, please click for my free PDF file. Asymetrical Flap Purse pattern instructions The pattern will print out in the actual size. (Click any of the pictures to enlarge.)

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For the outside of my purse/holder, I stamped it with a  distressed background image and a combo of the red inks. The flap liner was stamped with a combo of the green ink. Both were edged w/ markers. The holly images were colored w/ makers and cut out. I used a small Velcro circle (cut in half) for the closure.

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I used all of the pattern pieces except for the side gussets. These were left out in order for the purse to open completely. The gift card holder insert was attached to the bottom section but could just as easily be attached to the top.  I used a Basic Grey notch tool to cut the half circle tabs but you could easily cut these w/ a kraft knife or use a slot punch. The small card with the greeting is not attached as you can see in the picture below.
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stamps: ISC – Christmas Trinkets, Christmas Elements, Holidays,  Dimensional Elements Edges #1
paper: white
ink: Brilliance rocket red, rocket red gold, gamma green, pearlescent ivy
accessories: Tombow markers, Basic Grey notch tool,  narrow ribbon, 1/8 inch hole punch (to insert ribbon handle), stickles, Velcro dot

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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