I felt compelled to share a card I made this week thanks to some fantastic inspiration from Online Card Classes Clean & Simple Techniques Made Simple 4. I am certainly getting a lot out of this class! It’s my first one ever, and I have fallen in love with what’s referred to as the ‘faux ceramic tile’ technique. I suspect you will see quite a few cards featuring this technique in the coming weeks!
So this is my card! I just love the rich, thick embossed surface that looks so tile-like!
In a nutshell, the technique involves partially die-cutting thick coaster board or ‘inchies’. I didn’t have inchies/coasterboard, but I did have old postcards lying around, which I circular die-cut three times, then glued together. I then used a teapot die to create my ‘indented’ main image. The teapot was then masked with a die-cut post-it note and the background inked in blue.
And then came the FUN PART! Heat embossing!!
I removed the teapot mask, smeared my versa-mark pad across the entire image and then heat-embossed using a pearly transparent embossing powder. I repeated that process twice, which gave me a really gorgeous, thick pearly lustre. A super technique for a ceramic teapot!
My circle ’tile’ was then mounted onto some Sahara Sand cardstock, and a die-cut ring of orange added to accentuate the blue. I stamped the sentiment in black. And then, quite out of character for me, I found the biggest ceramic winter rose in my stash to adorn the centre of the teapot. And then it was done!
I thoroughly recommend this class! This is one of many amazing techniques!! I am entering my card in the following Challenges:
Uniko Studio January Challenge: Love & Friendship: I think this qualifies as a friendship card!
Addicted to Stamps & More: Where the Challenge is ‘Anything CAS’.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.
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- Cardstock: Sahara Sand; Tangerine Tango (Stampin’ Up!)
- Stamps: My Cup of Tea (Clearly Besotted)
- Dies: QuicKutz nesting circles; My Cup of Tea Die Collection (Clearly Besotted)
- Ink: Versa-Mark; Tuxedo Black (Memento); Midnight (ColourBox)
- Embossing Powder: Plum Pearls (Stamp-n Stuff)
- Glue: Tombo Mono multi-purpose adhesive
- Embellishment: White Florals (DIYiinvitations)
- Other: sponges