Jul 13 2010
This technique is a great way to to create the look of dominoes on your cards and projects. Actual dominoes are heavy to use and can be hard to find inexpensively but with the Faux Domino technique you can have the look without the effort.
See the step by step instructions below.
For this card, I paired Cherry Cobbler with Pink Pirouette. I like these two colours together. For more of a contrast, I added Basic Black brads and ribbon. After stamping the greeting, I punched it with the 1" circle punch and layered it onto a 1-1/4" punched circle of Basic Black cardstock.
To create a shiny finish, the dominoes can be emboss with clear embossing powder.
Stamps: Elements of Style ($24.95 Clear, $33.95 Wood, Set of 5, Page 133 of the Catalogue)
Inks: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Punches: 3/16" Corner Small, 1" Circle Small, 1/4" Circle Medium
Other: Neutrals Brads, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamp image onto 3-3/4" x 4" piece of cardstock.
Cut cardstock in half along the 4" side.
Cardstock will measure 3-3/4" x 2".
Next, cut cardstock into 3 pieces by cutting at 1-1/4" and 2-1/2".
Repeat with other piece of cardstock.
Each piece will measure 2" x 1-1/4".
With the 3/16" corner punch, round the corners on each piece.
3/16" Corner Punch Small
Page 201 (#20) of the Idea Book & Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!