Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you all had a relaxing weekend, we had a mixed weekend of weather, yesterday turned out to be ok, it kept looking like the heavens were going to open but it just blew over, we kept gathering the tools together to make a 'dash' for it, because it looked like it was going to be torrential, thankfully we escaped without a drop! We went out to tidy the front of the house (the area just outside the driveway, one side is a grass verge the other has a Budlea bush and an weeds around it, Paul weeded the border and I started pulling weeds along the stone wall and edges of driveway. After it was weeded and tidy I had bought a box of Seeds that you just rake in, it's all flowers that attract wild life, which is a bonus. It looked much tidier when we had finished, which was the point, we didn't want to be the ones letting the village down when they do the judging for the Best Kept Village !!😛
Today's card was quite fun to create, something you can all achieve very easily, its called the 'Faux Tile ' technique. I thought that it looked really simple, which after only 2 hours sleep was exactly what I needed.
I took a 3 1/2 inch square and placed it onto my Scoreboard, with one corner at the top of the board, I scored lines every 1/2 inch and then rotated the piece and did the same in the opposite direction. Voila.. your 'faux tiling' is done! When it comes to the stamping, you must stamp on the side that you scored into, stamp whatever pattern you fancy and I edged mine with Old Olive, to match the stamping and mounted my embossed piece onto a plain white square 1/4 inch bigger. To finish the card I mounted my finished piece onto a Old Olive card base, I die cut two of the Maidenhair ferns to embellish the card and a sentiment stamped onto a banner. Top Tip: If you want a 'Glazed' Tile, just cover your stamped piece in Versamark ink and add clear embossing powder, repeat at least 2 times to get a good glazed effect.
I hope that has given you a little inspiration.
Sending love and hugs to all,