Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tiled Baroque

I wasn't able to do much personal stamping last week because I had 2 workshops, a crop day and stamp club to prep for. It was a crazy week, but it was a lot of fun! I was able to find a little bit of time for this card though. I really love the look of the tiled cards but hadn't tried one yet.

The card base is a 4 1/4" square of River Rock. For the tiles, I cut a 3 3/4" square of River Rock and stamped the swirl from Baroque Motifs in Blue Bayou. I then cut it into nine 1 1/4" squares and labeled the backs of the squares so I wouldn't forget what order they should be in. To create the tiled look, I inked each square with Versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I added 2-3 layers of embossing on each. The tiles were then layered on a 4" square of Blue Bayou and a 4 1/8" square of Chocolate Chip.

To finish the card, I added a piece of Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon and the sentiment. Kind was stamped with Chocolate Chip on River Rock, and then I added 2nd generation Blue Bayou flowers. (The sentiment was embossed as well.) The final addition was a Blue Bayou flower stamped on Blue Bayou and cut out.

I love the result and know I'll be making more of these in the future!

Recipe:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou
Ink: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Other: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon
Techniques: Embossing

3 comments:

Ann said...

This is such a pretty card! The Baroque Motifs set is perfect for this technique.

Anonymous said...

Love the tiled look!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous.... I had no idea cards could be made to look so polished and professional.

Keep stamping!