Hi everyone, I’ve been a bit lazy with my card making lately, relying on techniques I use all the time. So, I decided to shake up my crafting mojo by experimenting with both new and old techniques, for upcoming card classes. Some techniques I have been experimenting with, I haven’t used for a while and some techniques are brand new.
Today I would like to show you how to create a Tile Card. They are so much fun to make, I couldn’t stop, so I made several in different colours using various stamp sets.
To make these cards.
Make up your card base of 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ then score at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish to give it a good crease
With my card front, 4″ x 5 1/4″, I scored the lines using my scoring tool and the large end of my stylus tool. This way, you are getting nice deep score lines. I also went over the score lines a couple of times for make sure it is nice and deep.
TIP: The paper trimmer does not give you the deep score lines you need, so use a bone folder to score.
On the 4″ side, score at 1″, 2″ and 3″
On the 5 1/4″ side, score at 7/8″, 1 7/8″, 2 7/8″, 3 7/8″ and 4 7/8″.
When stamping, choose a stamp that has a full coloured image and not an outline stamp. As you can see , the outline stamp doesn’t really show up that “tiled” look while the coloured image stamp clearly shows the lines in between
I like the larger stamps for this technique, however as an option, you could stamp very small images in each square for a different look. Hmmm…I may have to try that!
For this card, I used the “Daisy Garden” Stamp set and after stamping the image, I sponged around the edges, taking care not to cover up the score lines.
After adhering it to the front of my card base, I added my greeting.
For this card, I cut out my greeting using the “Something Fancy” Dies. I love how the two sizes of the dies line up beautifully.
The greeting I used, is from the “Celebrating You” stamp set which has 16 stamps for all occasions, so versatile. Of course, I also added a bit of bling and stamped my envelope to finish it off.
TIP: Do not press down too hard or you will fill in the score lines, loosing that tile effect.
As mentioned, after making one card, I had to experiment further and make a number of cards, in various colours and stamp sets.
Stamp sets used to make these cards were Shaded Summer, Lovely & Lasting, and Forever Fern as well as the Daisy Garden.
I am loving them all and each one is so unique. Let me know which is your favourite?
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