I missed you yesterday. I was off catching up with friends, preparing for my upcoming Holiday Retreat, and just life in general.
So, today I will share 2 projects! First is a Fall Scrapbook page, and the second is a fun technique that I shared with my clubs last year.
My fall page is all about the beautiful colors of fall.
The leaves were created with the “Autumn Accents” Bigz die (127812) found on page 192 of our annual catalog. This die makes collecting leaves quick and easy. You will also see the “textures” on some of the leaves … a little roll through the BigShot with the “Perfect Polka Dots” embossing folder and the Core’dinations (129956 / pg.157) sandable cardstock – Neutrals collection. Yep, a little sanding highlights the texture by exposing the core color which is lighter than the outer layers. Simple to make … just add your pictures and some journaling and you have another page done!
My second project is a cute fall card using the “Faux Tile” Technique:
I did create this card last year. If you have not noticed, we have discontinued the glossy cardstock – which I used here. If you don’t have any left in your stash … go to any office supply store and purchase the glossy photo cardstock, it works the same.
You will need the “Simply Score” Scoring Tool (122334 / pg.178) for this technique. By using the glossy cardstock, you eliminate a couple of steps from the original “Faux Tile” technique. Cut your cardstock to the desired size for your card. Place onto “Simply Score” tool and score every 1/2 inch. Turn carstock 45 degrees (on it’s side) and score every 1/2″ creating a tile pattern. Now, just simply stamp your images onto the card. I used the “Gently Falling” (pg.65) stamp set. My final step was to brayer over the entire piece … careful not to push too hard, you want your “grout” lines to show.
If you don’t have access to the glossy … you can use our Whisper White, score, and stamp, the next step would be to lightly tap your VersaMark pad onto the tiled area (Not too hard … you don’t want VersaMark in the creases). Then emboss with clear embossing powder. This will give you a that real tile / grout look! Just takes a bit longer than the “simple version” described above, but stands out a bit more.
I’d love to hear what you think about this technique.
Thanks for stopping by … I will be back tomorrow with another fun project.