Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Faux Tile Technique

I am taking the Online Card Class- Clean and Simple Cards 4, and I tried a new technique called Faux Tiles.  The original example used a piece of 2 inch mat board, but since I didn't have any, I used a larger ArT Canvas, which has the same thickness.  I covered the front with masking tape, and using the Simon Says Stamp Fresh Daisies die, I ran it through my big shot.  After peeling away the masking paper on just the flowers,  I colored in the daisies using distress inks and a round applicator.  When they were all colored in, I peeled off the rest of the mast and inked the background in blue and let it dry well.  Then I coated the whole front with Versamark Ink and embossed it.  I gave it a second coat for some added smoothness and shine.  I love this effect!  The card front has a little gold spritz on it, and I added some gold thread behind the tile.

I am linking up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to hear what you think of this technique.


  1. What a cool technique! And a perfect use of it. (Hmm, I have that die, too...) ;) Nice to see you back in blogland.

  2. Well done, Barb!! From your description, I can tell that this card must look incredible in real life and the picture in no way does it justice!! You must keep looking at it and turning it this way and that! Hugs, Darnell

  3. beautiful card!! thank you so much for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  4. Barb, your flower-tile looks great! The colors are so shiny and bright!
    You did a really good job with this daily OCC-lesson. - You made it with grade A (german: Note 1).

    The last 12 days (during class-time) I didn't find enough time to visit all the amazing OCC-participant-blogs - but now I will catch up. Better late than never! :-)