Feb 16 2010
I took a class more than 11 years ago that taught me how to make faux tiles. They were gorgeous! We made all kinds of shapes and all kinds of colour combination. I don’t keep alot of the cards I make preferring to give them away but I still have the cards from that class.
But until today, I had never made the Faux Tile technique again. I don’t know why. It’s certainly not hard and it uses supplies I already own.
Here is a close up of the tile so you can see the detail. I am really happy with how this tile turned out.
You don’t need alot of supplies for faux tiles. For this card, I punched a circle from Kraft cardstock. The Kraft is a little bit heavier so I knew it would work well. My punch is a 1-3/8 circle so it fits the image I want to stamp. I used Glassy Glaze embossing powder but clear will also work.
The first colour of Craft ink used was Night of Navy. I covered the circle with ink and then Glassy Glaze embossing powder. Next, I melted the powder with my Heat Gun and let the circle cool completely.
Tip: If you hold your heat tool at 90 degrees above your paper, the paper will not fly away.
I repeated the process with Gold Encore ink.
And again with Bashful Blue Craft ink.
Last, I quickly placed my image that was inked up with gold ink onto the still hot embossed circle.
I left it there for several minutes until the embossing powder cooled off. Remove the stamp.
Stamps: Framed with Love, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Not Quite Navy Classic, Not Quite Navy Craft, Gold Encore, Bashful Blue Craft
Paper: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Bridesmaid Specialty Paper, Kraft
Punches: Wide Oval, 1-3/8" Circle Punch
Other: Elementary Ribbon Originals, Gold Cord, Glassy Glaze Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Framed with Love Stamp Set
$36.95, #114389, Page 119
Elementary Ribbon Originals
$14.95, #116231 page 182
Don’t think it, ink it!