Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Silhouette - Faux Tile Technique

Another day closer to the day when the new catalogue comes out.  The retirement list is getting smaller and smaller, but there are still some deals to be had.
I tried a new technique today - the faux tile technique- and I used a stamp set and its coordinating punch that are retiring.

I used Frenchie's video here as my guide in doing this technique.  It was very helpful.

The base card is Early Espresso, layered with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that had been scored using the Scoring tool and the diagonal scoring plate.

The 4 by 5 1/4" piece of Very Vanilla was placed on the diagonal scoring plate with the 4" side at the top.  Rub the piece of cardstock with a crumpled piece of aluminum foil.  This makes scoring easier.  The cardstock was scored from the left hand corner across to the other side (1 1/4" from the bottom), and again at 2" and across to the other side.
Then on the edge below the corner it was scored again at 2" and 4" (all the way across).

The piece of cardstock was then turned so that the 5 1/4" side was on the top, and it was scored at the corner, 2" and 4" .  Below the corners down the left side, it was also scored at 2 and 4".  Again, these scores went all the way across to the other side.

Do the same thing on a piece of printer paper, and cut out a template for the tiles.

Place the template over the scored piece of cardstock, matching the scored lines.  Start on the second row from the bottom, and with a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink, lightly ink the cardstock on the scored line making a light swiping motion (not a rotating one) starting from the bottom "V".  Return to the "V" and apply a little more ink to make it darker.

Do this for all the squares.

When done, apply Early Espresso ink to the stamp from "Summer Silhouettes" and stamp along the left hand side.

Attach a piece of neutral chevron ribbon across the middle, and adhere this piece to the Early Espresso base.  On a separate piece of cardstock, stamp "Just for You" from "Label Love"stamp set and punch it out with the Artisan Label punch. Adhere to the front of the card using dimensionals.

Both the stamp set "Label Love" and the Artisan Label punch are retiring the end of the month.

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