Thursday, April 9, 2015

Faux Ceramic Tile


I'm very slowly making my way through Online Card Classes' Clean & Simple 4 class, and I finally gave this faux ceramic tile technique demonstrated by Julie Ebersole a try.  So fun!  I started with a simple A2 white card base and die cut a gold "thanks" sentiment using a die from My Creative Time's Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More.


When Julie demonstrated this technique, she used "Inchies," which are a heavy matboard.  I didn't have those, but my friends Liz and Emma recommended adhering several pieces of watercolor paper together.  I used 4 pieces of 2" x 2" Canson Watercolor paper with a 2" square of Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper on top.  When I ran this through the Cuttlebug with the apple die from MCT's Love to Learn, the mask paper cut, but the stack of watercolor paper just embossed.  I was then able to peel off the apple mask and ink up the apple, let it dry, and replace the mask. Then I peeled off the outside mask and inked up the background.  Once all of the ink was dry and both masks were removed, I covered the whole square with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder twice.  Then I added some pinches of gold embossing powder and heated that as well.  It looks really cool in person - definitely a ceramic look!

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3 comments:

jessica said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Katie!!! AWESOME technique and gorgeous card!!!

Linda Kaiser said...

You are so clever! I love this technique and am going to give it a try! Wow!

Kim H said...

Katie ~ Oh my I just LOVE this card and what a fun technique!!! Simply PERFECTO imo!! I will have to give this a try sometime!