Thursday, February 5, 2015

Faux Ceramic Tiles

On day 1 of the Online Card Class - Clean and Simple 4, Julie Ebersole showed how to create the look of a ceramic tile with clear embossing.

I loved it so much, I had to try and I did it with two different stamps, I just love how it turned out. It's really not my usual style for cards but I like it so much, those cards will probably go to someone I like a lot :-)

For the first one I used the PaperTrey Ink "Beautiful Blooms II" stamp set and die. All the inks I used are distress inks.

This is the first time I used a gold string in the background and although it was not easy to find the right place for it, I like the way it turned out.



Here is a closer look to the how the cardstock looks after two coats of clear embossing. Shiny and fun, really like a real ceramic tile.


I am entering this card to the Simon Says Stamp - Bright and Beautiful challenge


For the second card I used the "Antique Butterflies & Flowers" stamps and dies. In real life the green is so much more vibrant.




I am entering this card to the following challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge ( H is for Hero Arts).

2. Hero Arts - Nature challenge

3. A2Z Scrapbooking - Embossing challenge

Supplies:

View blog post for supplies

7 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Your "tiles" turned out so beautifully! A + class work indeed! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “All Things Bright and Beautiful” Challenge!

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  2. Your tiles are beautiful! So glad you joined us at a2z!

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  3. Such a great take on the "H" challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  4. Love these faux ceramic tiles, I haven't tried it yet, you did a great job. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking!

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  5. gorgeous! Glad you entered it over at a2z!

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  6. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing with a2z Scrapbooking.

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  7. This was one of the very first techniques I ever learned, and I still remember how amazed I was that simple powder could product such an awesome effect ... fantastic cards ... so glad you joined our February embossing challenge at a2z scrapbooking.

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