Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tile Anyone?

Last week we had an old friend who does tile work come in an repair some broken tile in our kitchen. It was a two day process and and involved pulling up a lot more tile than I anticipated. But it sure was fascinating to watch! With tile work still on my mind, I was inspired to try and re~create that look of tile for this card. I first stamped and embossed my images with copper embossing powder onto little pieces of blue/grey cardstock and then rounded the corners.

Then, I wasn't really happy with the color of the card stock, so I sponged some olive green ink and caramel ink onto it to give it some age and depth. Once that was done, I inked all the little pieces completely with versamark ink and drenched them completely in clear embossing powder. This I did twice. Wow! A very interesting effect and it really has the look of tile! I arranged the individual pieces onto the card and used 3 dimensional tape for depth. I added some layering, stitching and a few antiqued brads. There you have it! It's a lot different than what I been doing lately. I think it would work really nicely for any occasion or even as a masculine birthday card or father's day card.

The inside of this card coordinates with the front by using the same papers and a little ribbon for color.


My Paper Adventures said...

OMG!! Your faux tile is AMAZING!!! I will have to try that!

Amy said...

WOW! AMAZING! I have never seen faux tile and it is EXCELLENT! I love the colours you used.