Monday, August 31, 2015


Hi there, everyone!  Cheri here with a project of the week for you to try it's called "Delft Tiles".

I thought I'd show you an older technique but always fun and easy to do.  You may have seen several ways to do this technique, most use a scoring application on a separate layer.  The way I'm showing you gives you the option of using square dies or punches you may have.  This option also gives you the versatility of using the die cut pieces to arrange as you'd like to on your card base.  

Here are the supplies you'll need:  

Blue dye ink (I used Distress Ink "Blueprint Sketch"
Clear embossing ink (I used VersaMark)
Clear embossing powder
A square or die punch (I used the 1 1/4 " die and also, but not shown, I used the 1 5/8", from the Repeat Impressions Flip Stitch Die Set)
An open line rubber stamp of your choice.  You'll note that I have two stamps showing, however I only used RI #4314-K "Flowering Vine".
A layer of white card stock large enough to cut out the amount of layers you need.  Mine measured 4.25x5.50.

Step one:  With your inked up stamp, stamp your image on the white card stock panel.

Step 2:  Make sure your panel is completely dry then take your embossing ink pad and swipe it all over the panel.  Cover the panel completely with clear embossing ink.  Once covered, sprinkle the clear embossing power all over the panel and heat set with a heat gun.

Step 3:  Once cool, repeat the process, adding another layer of embossing ink and embossing powder.  The second layer produces an almost "fine china" effect.  You can add a third coat of the ink and powder if you feel your surface isn't smooth enough. 

Step 4:  Once your panel is cool and as you want/like it, take it to your die cutting machine along with the die and cut it into squares, as you see here. 

Finally, assemble your card as you like.  The sentiment I used in this card is from the vertical collection, RI#6103-J "Thinking of You".  I also sponged the edges of each panel with the ink, before adhering it to the larger die cut to give it a porcelain look.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll give this technique a try.  I think you'll really like the effect you get.  


Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very cool technique and one I will have to try. We honeymooned in Delft and Holland too, since hubby is Dutch! Thanks for sharing this fun project!

Patti J said...

Gorgeous card, Cheri, and what a fun technique! Love your tutorial, my friend - thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!

Ina said...

What a great technique. Love the simple stamp you used and the colour chosen. Great tutorial SS

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