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!