Monday, January 24, 2011


Hi Again!  Today's Technique Lover's Challenge on SCS is to use the Faux Tile technique that was showcased a few weeks ago on Splitcoaststampers....I thought it was a gorgeous technique and thought I'd give it a try today.  I'm not typically a very "technique-y" person but it's nice to play a little sometimes right?

I pulled out one of my all time favourite stamp sets from Flourishes - Cherry Blossoms and colored it up with Prismacolor pencils, then cut it into 1 x 1 inch squares.  After you cut it then I added UTEE embossing powder over VersaMark ink and heat embossed (this is where all the fussiness comes in).  I actually like the bumpy look it gives each tile...sort of an old world feel.  And the embossing seems to deepen the coloring as well.  After they cooled I sponged each square with some Marina Mist ink and then attached it to the Basic Grey cardstock with Scor Tape.  I also spritzed the squares with some Pearl Glimmer Mist to give them a touch of shine.   Which you can catch a little of below.  

I'll be giving this to my sister--in-law today to congratulate her on a good job delivering that baby....still not telling you if it's a boy or a girl!

Stamps:  Flourishes - Cherry Blossoms;  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Marina Mist, VersaMark;  Paper:  Blushing Bride, Bashful Blue, Basic Grey, Flourishes Classic White, Blushing Bride Prints DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Victorian Embossing Folder, Large Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder, Oval Punch, Square Rhinestone Gems, Pink Loop Trim, White SU Ribbon (ages ago!), Sponge, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Blending Stumps, UTEE, Heat Tool, Glimmer Mist


KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine I love this.
Like the soft colors you have used.
just another beauty.

greetings karin

Crystal said...

Christine what a GORGEOUS design and colors!! WOW!

Emily Keaton said...

This is gorgeous! I love those faux tiles. :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Christine. Love the flower image and how you rounded the corners. Pretty colors. :o)

Marisa said...

That is such a gorgeous image and perfect for this tile technique. Stunning card!

Queen Mary said...

Christine, I have a question about your tiles -- do you know how big to make the piece of cardstock they're on or do you just guesstimate, adhere them, then trim the base? Obviously, I guess, I do the latter and am wondering if there's an easier way! :)

ChristineCreations said...

Queen Mary...I'm not sure how to contact you but I'll try this asked about the tiles. I used the SCS tutorial found here: and she said to try and have the tiles approx 1 x 1. I tried to cut down my focal piece to an even number (mine was 3 inches by 4 and a bit) so my tiles were 1 x just over 1.

I hope that helps?


Conniecrafter said...

I have been wanting to give this technique a try too, I am not very patient on the drying time, but I love the results and yours is just Lovely!

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a stunner!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty technique. Thanks for sharing it with me.