Friday, December 27, 2013

Creating Faux Tile Patterns with Stamping

OLA everyone !!

Season's Greetings to all the followers. This is Charu Joshi, sharing my thoughts on some beautiful stamping techniques used for creating various Faux Tile Patterns .. This probably could be the last post on Color Coceptions for this year, and we meet in 2014. So my heartiest wishes and warm greetings for New Year 2014. May the coming year brings more happiness and success to all of us.
As the theme of this month was "Stamping Techniques"  I am now sure that till now all of you have enhanced and learnt many new techniques of stamping..  :P  Thanks to Priya..  :)

Today, I will share the technique of creating various Faux Tile Patterns with stamping.
So the First one looks like this:

To get this style, first take a 6" by 6" card stock, and put it diagonally on the score board, so that both corners are at 6" score line....  

Then scored at 6" and then + 1and 1/2" & -1and 1/2" from 6" score line.. (ie: 7 1/2", 9" & 4 1/2", 3")
Did you notice , I'm using the back side of bone folder to get deeper grooves.. See pic below:
Now rotate at 90deg and do the same.. You get a beautiful argile or symmetrical tile pattern. Pic below..

Now take a scrap piece of card stock and score it also at a distance of 1 1/2 " and cut at bottom to get a masking tile pattern.
Now keeping your masking card stock piece on the main card stock, use distress ink to create the shadow and enhance the tile pattern.. see below pictures..
Now stamp the back ground stamp on this pattern. You can see the grooves remain clear and the scored lines remain clear off the stamp..
Then, thereafter I stamped another kaisercraft floral image, colored and glossy accented.

Assemble all and adhere to make a beautiful card.

The finished card..  :) Looks like its made of Pink Tiles.  :P  :)

Second variation to this looks like a brick wall:
To get this pattern, First stamp the background image, color it..
Cut the image into horizontal strips of equal width..
And then cut into brick style verticle cuts..
Now using distress ink (vintage photo) distress the edges of each block.. I know its tideous but looks very pretty. Just like the below pic..
Wow !! I love this graffiti wall look on my card..  :)
 Third variation could be obtained by, stamping  and coloring the background image and cutting it into small tiles.. Now while adhering it, leave a 1-2mm gap in between the pieces..

There are many more variations that can be done and some really nice patterns can be obtained. One tip for example: Applying glossy accents on each tile will give a more real tile like look and the stamped image too looks brilliant with in-depth beauty.
Hope this post was useful and you all enjoyed going through it.
Don't forget to participate in this month's challenge Stamping Technique, you still have some time. All the best and happy crafting !!  :)


  1. Superb Charu...loved every bit of this technique, thanks for sharing.

  2. wow!! Super amazing techniques. Thanks for this helpful post Charu. :)

  3. Oh, wow, that's awesome technique, Charu!

  4. Oh I love this tutorial. Love the look of all the cards. I have bookmarked your site and will be back to see more. I do a class at Joannes and would love to be able to do this with the girls. thanks for sharing.
    Linda K.

    1. Woww... That would be an honour... go ahead.. gud luck for ur classes.. :)

  5. lovely post Charu....thanks for sharing step by step tutorial :)

  6. Super tutorial with super projects! well done Charu!

  7. That's really clever! Thank you so much for the tutorial!


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