Thursday, January 15, 2015

Faux Tiling Card.

I have tried this technique before
so not technically a new shape card
but I have made the tiling using a different method.

is a challenge blog 
I have only recently found and I particulary
wanted to play in their current theme.
They do not have many players which is a shame
as they have some lovely ideas and I know 
how much effort goes into running a challenge.

Their current theme is 
Make 6 inchies out of your received Christmas cards.
I had a card which imediately sprang to mind as did

I have shared a link above on how to make.
Thank goodness The Doc likes his Custard Tarts
as he keeps me supplied with the empty boxes which
just happen to be in this blue stripe cardboard.
Perfect for card making!
I have used a grey oblong card base slightly cut down.
Said cardboard and a navy pearl paper for the backing.
Both has been distressed around the edges.
I chose the part of the  old christmas card
that I wanted for the inchies
and cut them out  applying  glossy accents to each one
before adhering to a sheet of white card.
To make the tile effect even more prominent 
I used my Scor-pal to make lines on the spaces inbetween.
The sentiment was the cut off  discarded part of the card.

I used the rest of the card on the inside
but left the picture whole and 
just scored the inchies and marked with a pencil
to give the tile effect.

A close up of the tile effect
 but it doesn't really show the glossy sheen on them
which is there IRL.
Hint and Tips.
1. Allow the glossy Accents to thoroughly dry overnight .
2. Number the tiles on the back before cutting out.
3. Make sure your base card is the right way up before adhering.

Ask me how I know these things!!!!!!

Entering into the following challenges:
Artful Times #71 Make 6 inchies from a used christmas card.
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #68 Anything goes + use something recycled. (Tart box.)
Card Mania #64  Make it sparkle.
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra. Christmas cards only.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #159 Use up your snippets (Tart box and white card.)

So that's Christmas card no 4. in the bag.
Just got those retched/delightful Elves to make!


rachel said...

this is a great looking technique - love it. hugs to you. rachel x

Julia said...

Lovely card using the faux tile technique.
Thank you for commenting on my entry in the Artful Times challenge and glad you found the challenge blog as they do have great ideas.

Sandra H said...

This is a beautiful card and the technique l have just watched one of the video's how creative l just love what you do and your always trying different idea's many thanks Mrs A for the link l will be trying this myself sometime xx

Carol said...

Great card and technique Mrs A. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

This is beautiful mrs. A, fab technique, hugs Kate x

Merry said...

Wonderful, great reuse of a card.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Ooh, that technique is perfect for this image. Very nice x

MaryH said...

Valery, this is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing these tips too. I'd say you have used this Christmas card to the max in making it a window as you did, and your faux tile finish worked just perfectly. Good job!!! TFS &Hugs

Di said...

Really clever Mrs A - lovely result and thanks so much for all the tips. One to try!


Di xx

Hettie said...

You are too clever sometimes! I know someone else who likes custard tarts (besides me)! Is he banished to the loft now for all his naughty antics?

kanda said...

Love the window effect and super recycling ideas xx

strangelycreative said...

I think my first comment is in cyberspace! Thankyou for visiting my blog - and I LOVE your project, the choice of image for your tiles is great. Really neat job - I dont mind having any custard tarts left over send them to me!!!

Sue said...

This is really fab Mrs A!! hubster loves custard tarts too lol have a wonderful weekend huggles Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh that looks absolutely fantastic what a wonderful technique, it looks amazing, thank you for sharing this with us at CHNC Extra Challenge
lorraine x

Diane said...

What a fantastic idea ValeryAnne, and also I love the idea of recycling a holiday card.

Best of the New Year.


Brenda in IN said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the card you chose to use, it has a beautiful image. Thanks for sharing the video. I would like to try that. I hope mine will look as good as yours.

Neet said...

Thanks for joining us and with such a beautiful card. Also thanks for the low down on how you achieve ed such a lovely piece of artwork.
Hope you become a regular with us.
Hugs, Neet (in America at the moment) xx

Donna said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A and a perfect way to recycle old Christmas cards, love the contrast between the pale blue and navy, it's perfect for your chosen tiles :) Donna ♥ x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhhh Mrs A. Won't ask how you know thise things sounds like me :)
Love this card and was just thinking must enter as knew had a card and popped over but it's finished and onto next one... time!!
Ah well... am with too many on the go anyway, Shaz in Oz.x

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

What a beautiful card and I know exactly how you know all these things. I am good at those too. by the way, the vodka will not get drunk in this house as I really detest it. I have other tipples that come far ahead of that. xx Maggie

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Just love the window effect on the winter scene.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

WendyK said...

A fabulous card, love the whole thing. Thank you for joining us on Artful Times

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning. Love your colour tones, beautiful design...xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is terrific. The tiling effect looks fabulous. I need to remember this for when I recycle my old cards.
Caroline xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Very effective and great recycling. Love it!
The image looks fab with the glossy accents.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Greta said...

Wow--what a wonderful way to use that Christmas card! I love your card, Mrs. A!

Sue Bridesmith said...

Great Design perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday , hope you will join in with the fun again soon....
Suzy B Owner

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great idea--well, two great ideas. The faux tiling in general and the using a store bought Christmas card to make inchies to do this technique with. I really like your card. Too cool!

Hazel said...

Super way to recycle those cards, Mrs A (and I must check our that challenge, one that I haven't come across). Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 68 and also for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Sherry said...

A really lovely effect. I'm guessing you learned the hard way - hence the tips! Here's one - never use your heat gun on glossy accents unless you want a strange chemical reaction!! xx

Miss Emerald said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Zara Petkova said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining in Card Mania Challenge