Faux Tile Technique Tuesday

At the October gathering of Stamp Club, the gals learned the Faux Tile technique and created this card.  The ladies were a little nervous at first because it looked complicated, but they found that it actually was quite easy.  The new Simply Scored tool from Stampin' Up! really makes it simple to create the tiled grid.  I'm going to do a post real soon with my "review" of the Simply Scored tool, so stay tuned.

How to do the Faux Tile technique:

  1. With a scoring tool, create a grid on your cardstock.  For the sample, I scored at every 1/2", but you can score at any regular distance.
  2. Your grid can be squares or rectangles, you just want the sections to be sized equally.
  3. Stamp you image LIGHTLY over the grid – make sure the raised grid is facing down.  If you press too hard you will compress the grid and lose the effect.
  4. Optional: if you want, you can lightly sponge the edges of the grid sections to distress it (I didn't do this step in the sample).

To re-create this card, you will need the following supplies:

  • Stamps:  Day of Gratitude, French Script
  • Cardstock:  River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
  • Ink:  River Rock, Early Espresso
  • Accessories:  Spice Cake DSP, gold brads, hemp, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Tools:  Simply Scored, Mat Pack & piercer (for aligning the brads)