Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Faux Tile Technique

I am taking the Online Card Class- Clean and Simple Cards 4, and I tried a new technique called Faux Tiles.  The original example used a piece of 2 inch mat board, but since I didn't have any, I used a larger ArT Canvas, which has the same thickness.  I covered the front with masking tape, and using the Simon Says Stamp Fresh Daisies die, I ran it through my big shot.  After peeling away the masking paper on just the flowers,  I colored in the daisies using distress inks and a round applicator.  When they were all colored in, I peeled off the rest of the mast and inked the background in blue and let it dry well.  Then I coated the whole front with Versamark Ink and embossed it.  I gave it a second coat for some added smoothness and shine.  I love this effect!  The card front has a little gold spritz on it, and I added some gold thread behind the tile.

I am linking up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to hear what you think of this technique.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Clean Slate

Wow, I took a long break from blogging,  but now I'm filled with creativity and ready to create.  I was inspired by the challenge over at Virginia's View a "Clean Slate" -
 I chose to make a clean and simple white on white card using an embossing folder and some die cut butterflies.  I couldn't resist adding some Tim Holtz glitter to bling it up a bit.  I went with a Wedding Day stamp with a swirly font to match the swirls around the butterflies.  I don't think I've ever made a white on white card before, it has a very elegant look.
There are lots of options for this challenge, be sure to check it out and play along!
I hope you have time to leave a comment, if you have a blog I'll be sure to visit you back.