Feb 16 2010

Technique Tuesday – Faux Tile

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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.


Faux Tile Technique

Here is a close up of the tile so you can see the detail. I am really happy with how this tile turned out.


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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.


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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.

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 I repeated the process with Gold Encore ink.









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And again with Bashful Blue Craft ink.







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 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.



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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

 Framed with Love Stamp Set

$36.95, #114389, Page 119

Elementary Ribbon Originals

Elementary Ribbon Originals

$14.95, #116231 page 182


Don’t think it, ink it!


3 comments so far

3 Responses to “Technique Tuesday – Faux Tile”

  1. Chelleon 16 Feb 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Neat! Thanks for the easy-to-follow tutorial!

  2. Jinion 16 Feb 2010 at 8:46 pm

    this is so very cool – will have to try it myself

  3. Nancion 18 Feb 2010 at 1:31 pm

    What a beautiful card! I’ll have to try this technique.

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