Monday, November 29, 2010

A Faux Tiled Christmas

TLC301 blk

One more Christmas card down!
I need to count up today and see how many more I need…crunch time!

TLC301 side

Today’s Technique Lover’s Challenge on Splitcoast is Faux Tile. I love these challenges because it MAKES me either learn a new technique or reminds me of ones I haven’t done in a long time! Like this one!  I love the look and you can really make it as simple or complex as you want. This one was a little more involved coloring in all the poinsettias, but it would have looked nice just stamped too!

I used Our Daily Bread designs Poinsettia Background and one of the new sets coming this week (Dec 1st), Christmas Blessings

Pre-order and save and you can still get your cards made in time to send! Winking smile

TLC301 Sending Love

There is a tutorial on Julie’s blog for the faux tile. After coloring, I “grouted” my tiles with a white Elmer’s Painter pen. The entire tiled layer is embossed with clear ep, All the red layers are “faux colored” with a Copic marker and Barn Door distress ink.

Lots of posts this week…so stay tuned!

thanks for stopping!



Jeni said...

This is gorgeous Dawn! Great technique. ~jeni :)

Sabrina Jackson said...

Dawn, your card is absolutely breathtaking!!!! Love it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Joanne (jojot) said...

stunning, 'flop' is on my stamp cave table....I was fine til I tried sponging....then it all went downhill

- dlm. said...

Great technique + fabulous BG stamp = beautiful card!

Traci S. said...

Hi Dawn!

This card is GORGEOUS! I think it has that big
"WOW" Power! I can't wait to look at the directions! Thanks so much for sharing!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

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