Friday, May 11, 2012

Faux Mosaic Tile Cards and Video Tutorial

A while back now at one of my SUper Friends downline group meetings, Agnes Lang -- one of the awesome ladies in my group -- demonstrated the faux mosaic technique.  And, that started me thinking . . . what if you did the technique with clear mount blocks instead of creating a more permanent stamp out of rubber scraps and wood.  So, I did that and made this video to show you how to do it, too:

I also finally created cards out of the pieces I created using this technique!  Not a bit too soon, as the lovely Simply Soft stamp set used to create these cards is one of the retiring hostess sets, and will no longer be available after May 31st!  And, that is why these cards are also just right for this week's challenge over at Late Night Stampers (Challenge 172 -- Sorry to See You Go).

So, without further ado, here are the two cards I created, along with close-ups of the Faux Mosaic pieces:

Supplies used for these cards:

Stamps:  Simply Soft and Tiny Tags

Ink:  Early Espresso to stamp flower images; Chocolate Chip to stamp greetings; flower images colored in Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, and Lucky Limeade; for the top card, sponging is done with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede; for the bottom card, sponging is done with Chocolate Chip

Card Stock:  Whisper White for faux mosaic pieces; for top card, Sahara Sand for base and Lace Ribbon Border punched piece; for bottom card, Lucky Limeade base, Wisteria Wonder for frame and Lace Ribbon border punched piece, and Chocolate Chip for frame

Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Lace Ribbon Border Punch (retiring), Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Mini Vintage Tags (retiring).

Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these.

- Michelle


MJ said...

What a fun technique. Your card is beautiful, so glad you could play along with the LNS challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! And what a fun technique. TFS♥

Jonia said...

What a wonderful technique and two beautiful cards. Thanks for playing along this week at late night stampers.

Kris Sobolik said...

Great technique, the cards are very pretty. Thanks for joining the Late Night Stampers challenge!

Welcome to my Stamping Blog! said...

Beautiful card - thanks for playing along with us this week and sharing your fun technique!

inkedx2 said...

Great thinking for using the acrylic block rather than a wood block. Love the look on your card. Thanks for playing with us this week!

Brenda Taylor said...

Great card and a wonderful technique. Thanks for joining the challenge this week!