Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hope and Strength on Tiles

I feel as though I am in a whirlwind- end of school, moving all our stuff and Bubba up here to Shawano, summer, new catalog (oh yes, it's beautiful), classes, and just daily life! But today, Sunday, is my day. I plan to spend at least 6 hours stamping (and planning for Convention). Let's see if we can start off with a great blog post with a beautiful technique:

Stamps: Hope and Strength
Paper: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: 12" Paper cutter with Scoring blade, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Oval Bigz Die, Big Shot, Sponge Daubers

I got a card in the mail through a swap from Jackie Ridley who made this look beautiful and easy. In reality, it's not a hard technique, but you have to be careful and precise--not my strength. My Technique ladies, however, did  a great job on their cards and I learned a bit more how to do it.

Basically, this is done in three easy steps:

1. Score your cardstock.
2. Stamp your background images.
3. Sponge tiles, not grout.

On a 3 3/4 by 5" base, I scored the sides each at 1 1/4. The top and bottom, I scored at 1 5/8". The middle tile isn't perfectly 1 5/8" but no one notices.

On the 3 x4" base, I scored at 1" on the short sides and 2" on the long side.

I'd love to see other examples of this technique, so if you do it or have done it, link a comment to your beauty.

Happy Stamping!



  1. Gorgeous card, and another great technique!

  2. I ma really impressed with your Blog. Carrara Subway Tile are stone tiles that come in all kinds of appearance and motifs. These kinds of tiles provide a beautiful varnish to floor and wall surfaces.

  3. ooh, really like this technique. Have tried something similar with a brayer, but the sponging gives it a different look. TFS!

  4. Very pretty! Love the colors together!

  5. Love how you stamped the tiles! I find myself at a loss with this set, I am not sure why, but you made this look fab with this technique :)


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