Happy Monday! I am running behind on posting last night’s Spontaneous Sunday Stamping. Crazy FaceBook still will not let me download our video. You can pop over to my FB page and watch the video HERE.
Anyway we used the new Stampin’ Up! Picturesque stamp set this week. This not a set I would typically order but there was just something about it. I had to get it and try it. I will admit at first it was tricky, but once we figured out how the stamps fit together it was so easy! I really love how the cards turned out. We used the sample from the Mini catalog as a starting point for our cards. After we both made one then we started chatting about the faux Tile Technique and Rebecka was ready to try it with this set.
This is the card Rebecka made. She used Crumb Cake for her base. She stamped on Basic White on a Deckled Rectangle die cut. I love the colors she chose. She used Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis, Blushing Bride & Tahitian Tide. After stamping the images she used the Blending Brushes to fill in the “white” space and blend it all together. The sentiment is stamped on a Stylish Shape die cut and behind it is a strip cut from Fancy Flora DSP. The Crumb Cake base has the birds stamped with Versamark. And she added some Wink Splatter and pretty embellishments.
Next we have the card I made. I used a Night of Navy base. I stuck with the colors used in the catalog sample, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia, Calypso Coral and Night of Navy. Like Rebecka’s card I used the Blending Brushes to fill in and blend. The sentiment is stamped on a scrap of Basic White and there is a strip of Fancy Flora behind it. If you know me then you know I had to add Linen Thread and some Wink Splatter.
Faux Tile Technique
I love the simplicity of this that Rebecka worked on to showcase the Faux Tile technique. Such an easy technique that makes a Wow card! After stamping the images in the same colors as her format card she used the paper trimmer with the the score blade to to score lines every 3/4” of an inch, then turned the card once and repeated. After scoring we realized it would be better it the lines were a little deeper, so she went over them by laying her cardstock back on the trimmer and went back over them using the Bone Folder along the groove. I definitely recommend using the Simply Scored Board to get the best results. Keep in mind that the score lines can be any size (1/4”, 1/2” 1” etc..). It just depends on the look you want to achieve. Finally, she layered the stamped piece on Starry Sky cardstock and attached to the Crumb Cake with Dimensionals and then stamped the sentiment in Starry Sky. Oh and some Wink Splatter!