Artistic Avenger

A Lesson in Tiling


So today’s Technique Challenge on SCS was to do some tiling. Not the bathroom kind, but the crafting kind. I read the instructions and looked at the samples and then did completely the wrong thing. But, I like the finished product so I’ll post it for you today!

I started with some More Mustard cardstock (just a bit obsessed with this colour lately) and paired it with True Thyme and Basic Black. I grabbed another stamp set I hope makes the new catalogue, Woodland Cottage. Now, this set is truly not my style but I’ve learned to embrace it.

The card samples for this technique showed background tiling but I went for a focal mosaic tile look. Wrong, I know. I stamped the large cottage on some labels in black ink and then sponged them with mustard, saffron and thyme ink. I then painted over the label sheet with crystal effects.

Note: DON’T DO WHAT I DID! Getting those little labels off the label sheet once they have been plastered in CE is just plain tough. I’d paint them, and when they are semi-dry, peal them off and adhere to cardstock.

Okay, back to the card. I adhered the labels to black cardstock and distressed the edges and then again onto some thyme cardstock. I took a strip of black cardstock and paper pierced two lines down the left side and adhered to the card after I stamped French Script (sniff sniff) in mustard ink. I DTP’d (direct to paper) the edges of the card as well.

I added three lines of black grosgrain under the tiled mosaic piece and a small piece of hodgepodge hardware with the word “thanks” from Simple Sayings II.

I know this is not what the challenge dictated but this was a great lesson in label stamping and Crystal Effects mis-use.


2 thoughts on “A Lesson in Tiling

  1. WOW, great card, never would have thought of labels, love all these tile cards and the different intrepertations.

  2. Love the tile effect. Beautiful card.

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